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 Lucy Robbins Welles Library

Children's Events Newsletter for June 2019

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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Super Explorers
Monday, June 3, 6:00 p.m.

Preschoolers, ages 3 – 5, and their caregivers may join us for a three week series of programs including a story and educational fun activities!  Please call to register.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Play with Us!
Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 17, and 25, 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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Just a Story and a Song!
Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, and 26, 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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Babies Love Music!
Thursday, June 6, 10:15 a.m.

Babies 6 - 23 months will have fun experiencing music with a caregiver.  Come dance, sing, explore instruments and hear a musical story in this special program.  Please call to register beginning May 23.

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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Junior Cookbook Club
Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 p.m.

Let’s get ready to welcome summer!  First we’ll read The First Strawberries: A Cherokee Story retold by Joseph Bruchac, then we’ll make strawberry fool.  Junior chefs in grades K – 2 may call to register beginning May 29.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Summer Reading 2019 – A Universe of Stories! 
Friday, June 14, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Help us kick off a great summer of reading activities!  Pick up an Activity Passport and visit all the stations in the library.  Try juggling and hula hoops with Matica Arts!  Get a temporary tattoo or your face painted.  Get a cool twisted balloon from Matt the Balloon Man!  Make some cool projects, play games and more!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Building with LEGO® Bricks
Saturday, June 15, 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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Tales to Tails
Tuesday, June 18, 6:00 – 7:00 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. Call to register beginning June 4.

Donated by Natalie Harbeson.

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My Gym -- Rescheduled from May 23
Thursday, June 20, 6:30 p.m. (replaces Family Storytime)

Join in with a movement program presented by My Gym of West Hartford.  Be prepared to climb, move and have FUN!  Suggested for kids 2 – 4 years of age.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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The Honey Bee Files
Friday, June 21, 10:15 a.m.

Learn about the gentle honey bee from a real Beekeeper.  Touch bees wax and try on a beekeeper’s uniform.  Honey sticks and coloring books for all attendees.  Recommended for grades K – 5.  Call to register beginning June 7.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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The Annual Buddy Bake-Off
Monday, June 24, 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 10.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Over the Moon Animal Adventure
Wednesday, June 26, 10:15 a.m.

Join Animal Embassy on this nocturnal journey through the fascinating night life of the animal kingdom.  Explore the night-time activities and adaptations with live animal ambassadors such as a Spectacled Owl, a Red Foot Tortoise or maybe a Mojave Ball Python!  Call to register kids, ages 4 – 12, beginning June 12.

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Cookbook Club
Wednesday, June 26, 6:30 p.m.

This month we will be making pineapple dream dessert.  Register chefs in grades 3 - 6 beginning June 12.  

 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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