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 Lucy Robbins Welles Library

Children's Events Newsletter for July 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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Summer Weekly Drop-in Programs 

Storytime for Ones
Mondays, July 9 – August 20, 10:15 a.m.
Stories, songs and playtime for children 9-24 months, siblings and their caregivers.

Storytime for Twos
Wednesdays, July 11 – August 22, 10:15 a.m.
Stories, songs, playtime and crafts for children 24 months and older, siblings and their caregivers.
After Lunch Bunch
Wednesdays, July 11 – August 15, 1:00 p.m.
Children entering kindergarten through grade 2, are invited to Rock the Library with us each week.  A detailed flyer will be available June 1.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Storytime for 3-6 year olds
Thursdays, July 12 – August 23, 10:15 a.m. (August 2 is a special registered program)
Storytime, songs and crafts for children ages 3-6, without caregivers.
Afternoon Heat
Thursdays, July 12 – August 16, 1:00 p.m.
Children entering grades 3–6 are invited to join us for an hour filled with activities designed to Rock our World.  A detailed flyer will be available June 1.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Play with Us!
Tuesdays, July 3 - August 28, 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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Family Storytime
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

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

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Movers and Shakers: A Musical Storytime
Tuesday, July 10, 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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Basic Sewing with Ms. Amy
Saturday, July 14, 10:15 a.m.

Learn the basics of sewing.  You will be making your own Summer Fun mini stuffed pillow.  Budding tailors entering grades 3-6 may register beginning June 30.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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What’s in Your Mudpie?
Tuesday, July 17, 12:00 p.m.

Children ages 3-6 are invited to explore the wonders of a mudpie.  Please wear comfortable and washable clothing for this science exploration.  Register beginning July 3.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesday, July 18, 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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Dinner and a Show
Monday, July 23, 6:00 p.m.

Children entering grades K-6 are invited to an evening of entertainment.  A buffet dinner will be served promptly at 6:00.  At 6:30 we will enjoy a Magic Show starring the brothers Pete and Chris.  Registration and a cash payment of $5 will be taken in person only, starting July 2.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and numerous local restaurants.

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Stories and Art
Tuesday, July 24, 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 July 10.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Building with LEGO® Bricks
Saturday, June 28, 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.

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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