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 Lucy Robbins Welles Library

Children's Events Newsletter for July 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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Just a Story and a Song!
Wednesday, July 3, 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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Summer Weekly Drop-in Programs 

Storytime for Ones
Mondays, July 8 – August 19, 10:15 a.m.
Stories, songs and playtime for children 9-24 months, siblings and their caregivers.

Storytime for Twos
Wednesdays, July 10 – August 21, 10:15 a.m.
Stories, songs, playtime and crafts for children 24 months and older, siblings and their caregivers.
After Lunch Bunch
Wednesdays, July 10 – August 14, 1:00 p.m. (Special program on July 24, registration required)

Children entering kindergarten through grade 2, are invited to explore the universe 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 11 – August 22, 10:15 a.m.
Storytime, songs and crafts for children ages 3-6, without caregivers.
Afternoon Heat
Thursdays, July 11 – August 15, 1:00 p.m.

Children entering grades 3–6 are invited to join us for an hour filled with activities designed to explore your universe.  A detailed flyer will be available June 1.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Play with Us!
Tuesdays, July 2 - August 27, 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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A Universe of Cooking
Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m.

It’s a spaced out cooking event!  Kids, ages 3 – 12, can blast off to different space stations with different space-themed recipes.  No registration is required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tales to Tails
Tuesday, July 16, 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.  Registration begins July 2.

Donated by Natalie Harbeson.

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Baby Massage
Monday, July 22, 9:15 a.m.

Please join Lia of Mission Massage for a one-hour workshop to help parents learn more about how to massage their baby and the benefits. Parents with children up to 3 years of age will find massage helps you to find ways to help aid digestion, improve sleep, ease growing pains and calm colicky tendencies. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket if you have one, or there will be extras available.  Call to register beginning July 8

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Didgeridoo Down Under
Tuesday, July 23, 6:30 p.m.

Join Didgeridoo Down Under in a high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation. The didgeridoo has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. But DDU is more than music. It’s interactive, educational, motivational and super fun for all ages!  All ages are invited to call to register beginning July 9This program will be held in the auditorium of the Senior and Disabled Center.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Universe of Stories Planetarium Show @ CCSU’s Copernican Observatory and Planetarium
Wednesday, July 24, 7:30 p.m. doors open at 7:00 – All Ages

Experience the night sky’s thousands of glittering stars during CCSU’s Planetarium Show. Share the excitement of learning about astronomy and the universe around us. Stargazing begins at 8:45 p.m. Registration required.
Sponsored by CCSU.

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Building with LEGO® Bricks
Saturday, June 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.

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Dinner and a Show
Wednesday, July 31, 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 Ed Popielarczyk, magician and storyteller extraordinaire!  Registration and a cash payment of $5 will be taken in person only, starting July 17.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and numerous local restaurants.

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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