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  1. Calendar Overlay Library Events - Children (20)
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Library Events - Children

  1. Just a Story and a Song

    December 12, 2018, 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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  2. Junior Cookbook Club

    December 12, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM @ Children's Programming Room

    We will get in the spirit of giving by reading The Gift of Nothing by Patrick McDonnell. Then we will make a recipe in a Mason jar as a gift for someone special. Registration for Junior Chefs in grades K-2 begins November 28. Call 860-665-8720. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  3. Winter Craft Night

    December 13, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Library - three locations: Community Room, Lienhard Room, Children's Program Room

    Join us for a night of family fun! Use your creativity to decorate cookies. We will also make beautiful holiday decorations and gifts to keep for your family or to give to a special person. This program is recommended for ages 4 and up.

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  4. Tales to Tails

    December 15, 2018, 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 1. Call 860-665-8720. Donated by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts.

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  5. Play with Us

    December 18, 2018, 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.

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  6. Stories and Art

    December 18, 2018, 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 4. Call 860-665-8720. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  7. Just a Story and a Song

    December 19, 2018, 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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  8. Lucy's Chess and Checkers Club

    December 19, 2018, 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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  9. Cookbook Club

    December 19, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM @ Children's Programming Room

    This month we will prepare a recipe in a Mason jar, yours to keep or give as a gift. Registration for Chefs in grades 3–6 begins December 5. Call 860-665-8720. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  10. Tales to Tails

    December 20, 2018, 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 6. Call 860-665-8720. Donated by Natalie Harbeson.

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  11. Family Storytime

    December 20, 2018, 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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  12. Building with Lego® Bricks

    December 22, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Children's Programming Room

    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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  13. My Gym

    December 26, 2018, 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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  14. Art Sparkles!

    December 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Children's Programming Room

    Let’s try some cool new and classic art forms! Learn, explore and discover your inner artist. This workshop will focus on the artist Henri Matisse. Registration for kids in grades 2 – 6 begins December 12. Call 860-665-8720. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  15. Wonderful World of Music

    December 27, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 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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  16. Wonderful World of Music

    December 27, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 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.

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  17. Family Storytime

    December 27, 2018, 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. How Cool is That?!

    December 28, 2018, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM @ Community Room

    Join the science group, How Cool Is That in dissecting owl pellets. You’ll be amazed! Registration for kids in grades K – 3 begins December 14. Call 860-665-8720. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  19. Special Builder's Club

    December 29, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 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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  20. New Year's Eve Bash

    December 31, 2018, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM @ Children's Programming Room

    Kids ages 3 – 6 are invited to welcome in 2019 with stories, games, crafts and snacks. We’ll end with a countdown to 12:00 NOON! Registration begins December 17. Call 860-665-8720. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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Library Events - Teen

  1. Teen Game Night

    December 26, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Library - Community Room

    For grades 6 – 12. Stop by to play games such as Game of Phones and Superfight. We can ask the Magic 8 Ball what other games from our collection we can play. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Senior & Disabled Center

  1. Holiday Gift Tags & Gift Card Holder Workshop

    December 14, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Newington Senior & Disabled Center

    Create beautiful gift tags and gift card holders for your holiday wrapping and gifts using stamping and other techniques. No special talents needed! Fee is $3.00 to cover materials. Space is limited. Please register in the office or call 860 665-8778.

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  2. Tech Help

    December 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Newington Senior & Disabled Center Computer Lab

    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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  3. Veterans' Coffee Hour

    December 21, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newington Senior & Disabled Center

    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. Coffee Hour will be conducted by Wayne I. Rioux, Veterans Liaison for Hartford Health Care at Home.

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  4. American History Lecture Series

    December 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Newington Senior & Disabled Center

    Thursday, December 27 and Thursday, January 10, 2019, 10:00 a.m. Revisit and explore American history with this fun lecture series – without the final exam! Each month, Carnegie Mellon University professor Jared Day will present a different topic related to our nation’s history, presented over two classes. No commitment required, only sign up for the topics that interest you. The next topic to be discussed is “On the Frontiers of Empire: The French and Indian War, 1756-1763”, which examines what Winston Churchill considered the first global war. It involved the two most powerful European empires of the eighteenth century: Great Britain and France, and the outcome would determine the fate of North America, the course of native-European relations for generations to come. $5.00 fee covers both classes. Please register in the office or call 860-665-8778.

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