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 Lucy Robbins Welles Library

Children's Events Newsletter for December 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


Baby fingerpainting


Babies Love Art!
Monday, December 3, 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 November 19.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Play with Us!
Tuesdays, December 4 - 18, 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, December 4, 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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Pajama Yoga
Tuesday, December 4, 7:00 p.m.

Namaste everyone!  That means peace.  Children ages 4-8 and their caregivers are invited to come to the Library in comfortable pajamas to have fun doing Yoga together.  Beth Agdish, a certified Next Generation Yoga for Kids instructor, will teach us techniques and traditional poses.  Mats will be provided to those who do not bring one.  Please call to register beginning November 20.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Just a Story and a Song!
Wednesday, December 5 - 19, 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.

Otter family reading


Family Storytime
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m. (Except Winter Craft Night, December 13)

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

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Holiday Ornament Art
Tuesday, December 11, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

You have a half day, so stop by and make some beautiful holiday ornaments.  Registration for kids in grades K-5 begins November 27.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Junior Cookbook Club
Wednesday, December 11, 6:30 p.m.

We will get in the spirit of giving by reading The Gift of Nothing by Patrick McDonnell.  Then we will make a recipe in a Mason jar as a gift for someone special.  Registration for Junior Chefs in grades K-2 begins November 28.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

pine cone and cotton owl craft


Winter Craft Night
Thursday, December 13, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a night of family fun!  Use your creativity to decorate cookies.  We will also make beautiful holiday decorations and gifts to keep for your family or to give to a special person.  This program is recommended for ages 4 and up.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tales to Tails
Saturday, December 15 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Children who love dogs or need to boost their reading skills may sign up for a 15 minute session
reading to a certified therapy dog.  Please call to register beginning December 1.
Sponsored by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts, Inc.

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Stories and Art
Tuesday, December 18, 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a story and art program for children ages 2–4 and a caregiver.  Please call to register beginning December 4.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

chess board


Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesday, December 19, 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, December 19, 6:30 p.m.

This month we will prepare a recipe in a Mason jar, yours to keep or give as a gift.  Registration for Chefs in grades 3–6 begins December 5.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Tales to tails Ellie boxer dog


Tales to Tails
Thursday, December 20, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Children who love dogs or need to boost their reading skills may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to Ellie, a certified therapy dog.  Please call to register beginning December 6.

Donated by Natalie Harbeson.

Lego® bricks


Building with LEGO® Bricks
Saturday, October 27, 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.

My Gym playtime


My Gym
Wednesday, December 26, 10:15 a.m.

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.

Henri Matisse coral painting


Art Sparkles!
Wednesday, December 26, 1:00 p.m.

Let’s try some cool new and classic art forms!  Learn, explore and discover your inner artist.  This workshop will focus on the artist Henri Matisse.  Registration for kids in grades 2 – 6 begins December 12.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Wonderful World of Music
Thursday, December 27, 1:30 p.m.

The young and young-at-heart are invited to hear (and sing along with) the Joe Giangrasso band, re-created from the members of the Sam Pasco Orchestra.   They will be performing a medley of rousing holiday songs for us to enjoy. 

Sponsored by the Bloomfield Rotary

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How Cool Is That!
Friday, December 28, 10:15 a.m.

Join the science group, How Cool Is That in dissecting owl pellets.  You’ll be amazed!  Registration for kids in grades K – 3 begins December 14.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

keva planks building


Special Builder’s Club
Saturday, December 29, 1:30 p.m.

Join us in creating with different types of building materials; to include, LEGO® bricks, keva planks, and blocks. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

New Year's Eve ball drop


New Year’s Eve Bash
Monday, December 31, 11:15 a.m.

Kids ages 3 – 6 are invited to welcome in 2019 with stories, games, crafts and snacks.  We’ll end with a countdown to 12:00 NOON!  Registration begins December 17.

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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