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  1. Calendar Overlay Library Events - Children (23)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Senior & Disabled Center (8)

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. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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Senior & Disabled Center

  1. Movie on the Big Screen: "The Man Who Invented Christmas:

    December 10, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Newington Senior & Disabled Center

    Movie on the Big Screen: The Man Who Invented Christmas – Tuesday, December 10, 1:00 p.m. Join us for a movie on the auditorium big screen! “The Man Who Invented Christmas” tells the story of the journey that led to Charles Dickens’ creation of “A Christmas Carol”, a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas. (2017, rated PG-13) Refreshments provided by Home Instead Senior Care. Please register in the office or call 860-665-8778.

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  2. Aging Mastery Program - Daytime Session

    December 11, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Newington Senior & Disabled Center

    Daytime Classes - October 1 through December 11 (no class November 27) • 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the Newington Senior and Disabled Center Free to adults age 50+ Each week of this 10 class session we bring you an expert speaker to give you the information and motivation you need to make small changes to put more life into a longer life! Class topics include: Navigating Longer Lives Exercise Sleep Healthy Eating & Hydration Financial Fitness Advance Directives Healthy Relationships Medication Management Fall Prevention Community Engagement Please register in the Senior & Disabled Center office or call 860-665-8778. Aging Mastery® , a program of the National Council on Aging, is coordinated in Connecticut by the CT Healthy Living Collective.

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  3. Aging Mastery Program - Evening Session

    December 11, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Central CT State University

    Evening Classes - October 1 through December 11 (no class November 27) • 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Central CT State University, New Britain. Free to adults age 50+ Each week of this 10 class session we bring you an expert speaker to give you the information and motivation you need to make small changes to put more life into a longer life! Class topics include: Navigating Longer Lives Exercise Sleep Healthy Eating & Hydration Financial Fitness Advance Directives Healthy Relationships Medication Management Fall Prevention Community Engagement Please register in the Senior & Disabled Center office or call 860-665-8778. Aging Mastery® , a program of the National Council on Aging, is coordinated in Connecticut by the CT Healthy Living Collective.

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  4. American History Lecture Series

    December 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newington Senior & Disabled Center

    American History Lecture Series – Thursday December 5 and Thursday December 12, 10:00 a.m. Revisit and explore American history with this fun lecture series. Each month professor Jared Day will present topics related to our nation’s history, presented over two classes. December’s topics are “The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson and Crazy Horse: Westward Expansion”. $5.00 fee covers both classes. Please register in the office or call 860-665-8778.

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  5. Preschool Sing Along

    December 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newington Senior & Disabled Center

    Preschool Holiday Sing-Along – Monday, December 16, 10:00 a.m. Preschool students from the NECCI Newington preschool will visit the Center to perform your favorite holiday tunes and spread some cheer! Sing along and then join the children and their teachers for juice and cookies. Please register in the office or call 860-665-8778.

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  6. Tech Help

    December 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Newington Senior & Disabled Center

    Tech Help - Wednesday December 4 and December 18, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tech Center volunteers, Ken, Jay and Jim are available to help with technology (cell phone, laptops, tablets, software, etc.) related questions. No appointment necessary, just drop in with your device or use our computers.

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  7. Veterans' Coffee Hour

    December 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Newington Senior & Disabled Center

    Veteran’s Coffee Hour – Friday, December 20, 10:00 a.m. All who served in the U. S. Military are invited to attend. Share in camaraderie, develop new friendships and learn about possible benefits, entitlements and services. Facilitated by Sherri Voight, Veterans Liaison for Hartford Health Care. Ms. Voight is an Army veteran who served in Germany during the Cold War and through Desert Storm. She is a former social studies teacher and congressional aide who in her spare time travels to Walter Reed to visit the wounded with Operation Gift Card.

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  8. Health Insurance Literacy 101

    December 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Newington Senior & Disabled Center

    Health Insurance Literacy 101 – Thursday, December 27, 10:00 a.m. Presented by First Choice Health Centers, this program will help participants understand the language of health insurance. Learn about the difference between premiums and deductibles, coinsurance, benefit periods and more. Please register in the office or call 860-665-8778.

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