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  1. Calendar Overlay Library Events - Adult (10)
  2. Calendar Overlay Library Events - Children (22)
  3. Calendar Overlay Library Events - Teen (2)

Library Events - Adult

  1. Movies & More: The Peanut Butter Falcon

    December 10, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Library - Community Room

    An adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when young man with Down syndrome runs away from a residential nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a pro wrestler. He befriends an outlaw who becomes his coach and ally. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and Zack Gottsagen. Running time is 97 minutes. Snacks provided. Get your FREE tickets at the Adult Information Desk. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  2. Crafts and Conversation

    December 11, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Library - Community Room

    Bring the craft of your choice, and join the conversation! Light refreshments provided. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  3. Google Photos for the Holidays

    December 12, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM @ Library - Lienhard Room

    The Holidays are here! What will you do with all of those memorable Holiday photos? With Google Photos you can organize, edit, share and store your photos all in one place! Sign up today for this demo class.

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  4. Brown Bag It with a Book Discussion: Lilac Girls

    December 12, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Library - Community Room

    Join us for a discussion of the book Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages and desserts will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  5. Redefined READS: Repurposed Holiday Decoration

    December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Library - Community Room

    With the holiday season upon us, create an unique gift made from a book. Choices are folded tree and rolled tree. All materials are provided. Registration required. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

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  6. Tech 4 U

    December 19, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Library - Study Room

    Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a social media account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45 minute session with a librarian today!

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  7. Destress for the Holidays

    December 21, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Library - Community Room

    Sign-up or drop by to enjoy a 10 minute chair massage and destress this holiday season from area massage therapists. Co-Sponsored by the Newington Chamber of Commerce. Registration is required.

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  8. Crafts and Conversation

    December 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Library - Community Room

    Bring the craft of your choice, and join the conversation! Light refreshments provided. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  9. Tech 4 U

    December 26, 2019, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Library - Study Room

    Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? Want to set up a social media account? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45 minute session with a librarian today!

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  10. Wonderful World of Music

    December 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Library - Community Room

    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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Library Events - Children

  1. Play with Us

    December 10, 2019, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM @ Children's Programming Room

    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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  2. Holiday Ornament Art

    December 10, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Children's Programming Room

    You have a half day, so stop by and make some beautiful holiday ornaments. Registration for kids in grades K-5 begins November 26. 860-665-8720 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  3. Just a Story and a Song

    December 11, 2019, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM @ Children's Programming Room

    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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  4. Junior Cookbook Club

    December 11, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM @ Children's Programming Room

    Winter is coming! Join us as we read Stone Soup followed by making soup in a jar to keep or gift. Registration for Junior Chefs in grades K-2 begins November 27. 860-665-8720 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  5. Family Storytime

    December 12, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM @ Children's Programming Room

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

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  6. Play with Us

    December 17, 2019, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM @ Children's Programming Room

    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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  7. Stories & Art

    December 17, 2019, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM @ Children's Programming Room

    Join us for a story and art program for 2–4 year olds and their caregivers. Registration begins December 3. 860-665-8720 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  8. Just a Story and a Song

    December 18, 2019, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM @ Children's Programming Room

    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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  9. Lucy's Chess and Checkers Club

    December 18, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Children's Programming Room

    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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  10. Cookbook Club

    December 18, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM @ Children's Programming Room

    Let’s get ready for winter! Join us as we make soup in a jar, yours to keep or give as a gift. Registration for Chefs in grades 3–6 begins December 4. 860-665-8720 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  11. Tales to Tails

    December 19, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Children's Programming Room

    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 December 5. 860-665-8720 Donated by Natalie Harbeson.

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  12. Family Storytime

    December 19, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM @ Children's Programming Room

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

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  13. Sewing Basics

    December 21, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Programming Room

    Learn the basics of sewing. You will be making your own mini stuffed pillow. Registration for budding tailors in grades 3-6 begins December 7. 860-665-8720 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  14. Tales to Tails

    December 21, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Children's Programming Room

    Children who need to boost their reading skills, or just love a good doggie cuddle, may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to a certified R.E.A.D. dog. Registration begins December 7. 860-665-8720 Donated by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts.

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  15. My Gym

    December 23, 2019, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Programming Room

    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.

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  16. Art Sparkles!

    December 26, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Children's Programming Room

    Learn, explore, and discover your inner artist! This workshop will focus on the artist Sonia Delaunay. Her artwork uses colors and repetitive patterns to capture a sense of rhythm, movement and light. Registration for kids in grades 2 - 6 begins December 12. 860-665-8720 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  17. Family Storytime

    December 26, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM @ Children's Programming Room

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

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  18. Goats N' Pajamas

    December 27, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Community Room

    Join us as Terri with two pajama clad goats from the Bradley Mountain Farm, reads us a story or two. Then spend time cuddling and petting the goats. Bring your camera! Kids and their adults, must be able to listen and sit quietly so we don't frighten the goats. Registration begins December 13th. 860-665-8720 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  19. The Wonderful World of Music

    December 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Community Room

    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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  20. Special Builders Club

    December 28, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Children's Programming Room

    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

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  21. Winter Fun

    December 30, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Children's Programming Room

    Kids in grades 1 - 5 are invited to join us for games, crafts and activities for a winter day. Registration begins December 16. 860-665-8720 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  22. New Year's Eve Bash

    December 31, 2019, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM @ Children's Programming Room

    Kids ages 3 – 6 are invited to welcome in 2020 with stories, games, crafts and snacks. We’ll end with a countdown to 12:00 NOON! Registration begins December 17. 860-665-8720 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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Library Events - Teen

  1. Teen Ugly Sweater Cookie Workshop

    December 12, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Library - Community Room

    For grades 6 – 12. Jan Holland will show us how to create ugly sweater cookies using different decorating techniques. Feel free to wear an “ugly” sweater yourself! Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  2. Teen Movie Afternoon

    December 30, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM @ Library - Community Room

    For grades 6 – 12. We will be watching Spider-Man: Far From Home. Snacks will be provided! Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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