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 Lucy Robbins Welles Library

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

Storytime for Ones
Mondays, August 5, 12, and 19, 10:15 a.m.
Stories, songs and playtime for children 9-24 months, siblings and their caregivers.

Storytime for Twos
Wednesdays, August 7, 14, and 21 , 10:15 a.m.
Stories, songs, playtime and crafts for children 24 months and older, siblings and their caregivers.
After Lunch Bunch
Wednesdays, August 7 and 14, 1:00 p.m.

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, August 1 - 22, 10:15 a.m.
Storytime, songs and crafts for children ages 3-6, without caregivers.
Afternoon Heat
Thursdays, August 1, 8, and 15, 1:00 p.m. (Special program on August 15, registration required)

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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Family Storytime
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m. (Special program on August 15)

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

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Books and Babies!
Monday, August 5, 9:15 a.m.

Join us in a program for our youngest library fans!  Babies, ages 0 - 12 months, and their caregivers will enjoy a stimulating, age-appropriate program that will gently introduce them to the library.  Babies will also receive a “Welcome to the Library” gift bag.  Please call to register beginning July 22.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Ready for Kindergarten
Mondays, August 5, 12 and 19, 6:30 p.m.

Children who will be starting kindergarten for the 2019 – 2020 school year, and a caregiver are invited to listen to stories and participate in lots of hands-on activities that will help children to develop the skills needed for a successful start in school.  In order to create a special one-on-one learning time with your soon to be kindergartener, please make other arrangements for siblings.  Please call to register beginning July 22.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Play with Us!
Tuesdays, August 6 - 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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Pajama Yoga
Tuesday, August 6, 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.  Registration begins July 23.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Kids’ Craft Show
Saturday, August 10, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Attention Crafters, between the ages of 6–13, and craft lovers of all ages; mark your calendars for our annual Kids’ Craft Show.  Please call to reserve a table to sell your non-food kid-made crafts.  Buyers of all ages are welcome.  Stop by to view the creative talents of Newington’s kids!

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Junior Cookbook Club
Wednesday, August 14, 6:30 p.m.

We continue with a Universe of Stories by reading Meteor by Patricia Polacco.  Later we will make meteor cookies.  Jr Chefs entering grades K - 2 may call to register beginning July 31.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Hooked on Llamas
Thursday, August 15, 6:30 p.m. (Replaces Family Storytime)

Debbie from Country Quilt Llama Farm will be here with her best behaved llama to tell us a story and explain all about llamas! 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Magic in Our Universe – All Ages
Friday, August 16, 6:30 p.m.

Join Magician David Reed Brown for an amazing and awe-inspiring evening of magic. Learn how life itself is magical and filled with endless possibilities. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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A Fancy Nancy Soiree
Saturday, August 17, 10:15 a.m.

Children, ages 3 – 6, are invited to a Fancy Nancy Soiree (that’s a fancy name for a party).  Dress in your fanciest attire and have lots of fun enjoying crafts, snacks, stories and more!  Please register beginning August 3.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Tales to Tails
Tuesday, August 20, 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 August 6.
Donated by Natalie Harbeson.

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Cookbook Club
Wednesday, August 21, 6:30 p.m.

We continue with A Universe of Stories by making “galaxy bark” and “flying saucer pizza”.   Chefs entering grades 3-6 may call to register beginning August 7.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Building with LEGO® Bricks
Saturday, August 24, 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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Just a Story and a Song!
Wednesdays, August 28, 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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Last day for A Universe of Stories! – Summer Reading 2019!
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - All prizes must be claimed by 4:00 p.m.

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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