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 Lucy Robbins Welles Library

Children's Events Newsletter for June 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 


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Building with LEGO® Bricks
Saturday, June 2, 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.

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Play with Us!
Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10:15–11:15 a.m.

Join us for this program geared for families with young children who have special needs.  Meet with birth to three-year-old resource professionals and socialize with your peers.  All are welcome.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Partnered with Creative Interventions, LLC.

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Movers and Shakers: A Musical Storytime
Tuesday, June 5, 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.

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My Gym
Wednesday, June 6 and 13, 10:15 a.m. (replaces Just a Story & a Song)

2-4 year olds are welcome to join in with a movement program presented by My Gym of West Hartford.  Be prepared to climb, move and have FUN!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

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Stories and Art
Tuesday, June 12, 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a story and art program for 2–4 year olds and their caregivers.  Please call to register beginning May 1.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Jr. Cookbook Club
Wednesday, June 13, 6:30 p.m.

Join us as we read A Flying Ace Needs Lots of Root Beer by Charles Schulz.  Later, we will make root beer pie.  Junior chefs in grades K–2 may call to register beginning May 30.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Libraries Rock!

Summer Reading 2018 – Libraries Rock! 
Friday, June 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Help us kick off a great summer of reading activities!  Get an Activity Passport and visit all the stations in the library.  Check out Bob Bloom’s Instrument Petting Zoo!  Get a temporary tattoo or your face painted.  Make some cool projects, play games and more!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Just a Story and a Song!
Wednesdays, June 20 and 27, 10:15 a.m.

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

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Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesday, June 20, 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.

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Cookbook Club
Wednesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.

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

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The Zambonis
Sunday, June 24, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

A duo from the nationally known hockey band The Zambonis will be here to entertain and rock us!  The band debuted in 1996 with its first CD 100% Hockey … and Other Stuff which quickly hit the Top 25.  They have played on numerous NHL arenas and created a video Hockey Monkey for Nickelodeon.  After the show they will be selling CD’s and other cool hockey merchandise.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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The Annual Buddy Bake-Off
Monday, June 25, 6:30 p.m.

Children, grab your apron and an adult!  Grownups, grab your apron and a child!  Pair up and bake your favorite homemade goodie and bring it to the library along with one copy of the recipe for us to keep.  Limited to one entry per team. Taste all the entries and help pick the winning teams. Prizes awarded!! Entry fee is a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Newington Food Bank. Please call to register your team beginning June 11.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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It’s in the Cards!
Thursday, June 28, 10:15-11:45 a.m.

Debi Hamuka-Falkenham, the Super Cowtoonist, will be running a cartooning workshop to teach us how to create greeting cards.  Kids ages 6-12 may register beginning June 14.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The Friends of the Library sponsor many of these programs.  If you would like to become a member of the Friends, please click on the image and you will be taken to the Friends' page.  Thank you!

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