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 Lucy Robbins Welles Library

Children's Events Newsletter for March 2018


Lucy Robbins Welles Library | 95 Cedar Street | Newington, CT 06111
Telephone: 860-665-8720 |  Fax: 860-667-1255


You can call to register for programs.
For Adult or Teen: 860-665-8700
 For Children's: 860-665-8720 

Children's


Otter family reading


Family Storytime
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round.


Parent – Child Workshop
Mondays, March 5 - 26, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.*
Tuesdays, March 6 - 27, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Family Place is presenting a 4 week series of free workshops for parents and their 1-3 year-old children. Meet other families, share thoughts, and talk with librarians and child development experts as you play and read with your child. Find out about community services that can help you and your family. Brothers and sisters under 5 are invited to join the fun! Registration begins February 17. 
*A light supper will be served before the Monday evening sessions.
 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Family Place Libraries Logo, Tree with heart center, parent and child
Children dancing, piano and music note background


Movers and Shakers: A Musical Storytime
Tuesday, March 6, 12:00 p.m.

Children ages 2-4 and a caregiver are invited to experience music in this high energy program.  Come sing, explore instruments and rhythm patterns, dance and more.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Just a Story and a Song!
Wednesdays, March 7 and 14, 10:15 a.m.

Join us for a thirty minute all ages story time.  We’ll enjoy a story (or two) and a song (or two) to welcome in the morning.

Children singing
Snapology logo, Lego® crocodile


Snapology Saturdays
Saturday, March 10, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join us for Open Creative Play with LEGO® bricks, motors, gears and other fun and challenging building components. Learn new techniques, explore technologies, and share in the love of building, creating, and 'Learning through Play'. This event is open to all patrons ages 3 through high school! This is a drop in program.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Babies Love Art!
Monday, March 12, 10:15 a.m.

Babies 6 months to 24 months will bond, play and engage in stimulating art activities.  Our little artists will take home an age appropriate art project.  So much fun!  Registration begins February 26.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Baby fingerpainting
"Science" spelled out in bottles with different color liquid


Wonders of Science
Tuesday, March 13, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Scientists in grades K-4 are invited to complete several science experiments.  Registration begins February 27.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Preparing for Kindergarten: What Every Parent Needs to Know
Tuesday, March 13
Session I – 6:00-6:45 (includes an optional storytime for the child entering Kindergarten)
Session II – 7:00-7:45 (for parents ONLY)
Lucy Robbins Welles Library Community Room

Parents of children attending kindergarten in the fall are invited to hear a panel of experienced professionals offer advice and tips for this often stressful time. A program only for those children entering kindergarten will be held concurrently during the first session only. For more information or to register, call the Children’s Department by March 7. 
Sponsored by the Early Childhood Council.

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Clip art kid chefs


Junior Cookbook Club
Wednesday, March 14, 6:30 p.m.

Buongiorno!  Join us on our trip to Italy starting with a reading of the book Madeline and the Cats of Rome by John Bemelmans Marciano.  After we will make mini cannoli.  Junior chefs in grades K-2 may register beginning February 28. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Tales to Tails
Saturday, March 17, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Children who need to boost their reading skills, or just love a good doggie cuddle, may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to a certified R.E.A.D. dog.  Registration begins March 3.
Donated by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts.

Golden retriever wearing glasses, reading a book
Art supplies


Stories and Art
Tuesday, March 20, 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a story and art program for 2-4 year olds and their caregivers.  Registration begins March 6.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesday, March 21, 4:00 p.m.

Like to play chess and/or checkers?  We will set up our program room with sets and a knowledgeable adult and teens who can provide basic assistance.  Snacks will be available.  Bring a friend or find one here!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Chess and checker pieces on same board
Black apron


Cookbook Club
Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 p.m.

This month we will be making empanadas to bake at home.  Register chefs in grades 3-6 beginning March 7. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Building with LEGO® Bricks
Saturday, March 24, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Come to our monthly gathering to build projects with LEGO® bricks. Due to safety concerns, infants and toddlers will not be allowed in the room.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Lego® bricks
Clip art dog reading book


Tales to Tails
Tuesday, March 27, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Children who need to boost their reading skills or just love a good doggie cuddle, may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to Jessie, a certified therapy dog.  Registration begins March 13.
Donated by Kerry Lurate, Registered Therapy Dog Trainer.

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