Yummy Cookbooks in Kid's Create

Spring is just around the corner and warmer weather is on its way. Soon it will be time to explore flowers and trees in nature and perhaps try using some freshly harvested spring vegetables in new recipes!

The Children's Library features a large Non-Fiction collection with nine "glades" of different topics, including a section which contains cookbooks. The glade Kids Create contains books on art, music, architecture, dance, and cooking! Many of our cookbooks for kids feature great images, clear instructions, and easy new recipes to try.

This list highlights a selection of yummy cookbooks that can be found within the Kids Create collection. Many upcoming special holidays like Easter and Passover celebrate Spring and new beginnings, and your family might just find something new to serve up at your holiday table!

Nutmeg at Night 2015

Will YOU be on the winning team this year?
Will YOU be on the winning team this year?

Tuesday, April 14th from 6 to 7 p.m.

Calling all Nutmeg Readers: The Children’s Library is hosting its annual Nutmeg at Night!

Each year before the big Nutmeg vote, the Children's Library brings kids together in an evening of friendly competition. Equal parts trivia questions and physical challenges, Nutmeg at Night is a chance for all Nutmeg book readers to test their memory and skills for a chance to become the ultimate Nutmeg champions. 

Competing in four teams for awesome prizes, which kids will come out on top?

Grades 4 to 6. Register for Nutmeg @ Night!

There's still time to read the 2015 Nutmeg Nominees! Check out this complete list of Nominees.

Family LEGO Mindstorms

Build this robot with us!
Build this robot with us!

Family LEGO Mindstorms

Saturday, March 7th at 2pm

We've got a spot open! For families with children in Grades 4-6 - come explore robotics by building and commanding your own LEGO  Mindstorms robot with a computer. 

Register.

Waitlist for interested families.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts

Happy St. Patrick's Day leprechauns!
Happy St. Patrick's Day leprechauns!

Tuesday, March 17th at 4 p.m.

Join us for a special drop-in program featuring crafts, stories, and music to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

Ages 3+.

Drop-in.

Family Film Festival: Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month, and in honor of notable women throughout history we will host our second Family Film Festival in honor of women. Every day at 2pm starting Wednesday, March 11th through Friday, March 13th, we will show a film celebrating historic women and girl empowerment. View the list of films below.

Wednesday, March 11th at 2 p.m.

Mulan. Rated G, 88 minutes. Grades K+. Watch the trailer.

Thursday, March 12th at 2 p.m.

Ballet Shoes. Rated PG, 85 minutes. Grades 3+. Watch the trailer.

Friday March 13th, at 2 p.m.

The Miracle Worker. Rated PG, 95 minutes. Grades 3+. Watch the trailer.

*All films will be shown in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Read Across America Day

Read Across America Day is March 2nd, in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday!
Read Across America Day is March 2nd, in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday!

Monday, March 2nd 

Join us as we celebrate Reading! In honor of famed children's book author/illustrator Dr. Suess' birthday, Read Across America Day is a national day celebrating reading. Take a seat in our special reading nook, pick up a bookmark, and write your favorite book on our banner.

All ages, and all day!

Little Artists

Photo courtesy of flickr user clappstar.
Photo courtesy of flickr user clappstar.

Little Artists

1:00-1:45pm

Fridays, April 10th, 17th, 24th and May 1st. This class runs for 4 weeks.

Join Darien Arts Center as we wander through a world of various materials and learn the art jargon along the way. These little artists will have exposure to drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and more and know the vocabulary to go with it. 

Ages 3-5.

This class is now full, but you may Register for the Waitlist.

Celebrate Holi

Photo courtesy of flickr user PalulaLyn Cahvarlo
Photo courtesy of flickr user PalulaLyn Cahvarlo

Friday, March 6th from 4:15 to 5:15pm

Join Mrs. Radia in celebrating Holi, the festival of colors! Holi is an ancient Indian festival that reminds us of the victory of good over evil. Learn about its origins and rituals, and enjoy some colorful crafts and music. Treasure the diversity in colors, and in life! Ages 6-10

Register

Kid Coders

Picture courtesy of flickr user Lord James.
Picture courtesy of flickr user Lord James.

Join us as we explore computer coding using JavaScript.

Mondays, March 16th, 23rd, 30th, April 6th,13th, and 20th at 4:30pm. This is a series and registration is for 6 weeks of classes.

Grades 4-6.

This program is now full. Register for the waitlist. 

Maker Family Challenges!

Image from Planet Smarty
Image from Planet Smarty

Bring your little ones and your big ones to our Maker Family Challenges! Join us in the Storytime Room for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) challenges that the whole family can do together. Stations will be set out for you to explore and have fun! Drop-in anytime, no registration necessary, ages 5 and up.

Saturday, March 28th from 11 am to 12 noon:

Using the easiest of all art techniques - collage - make a family self portrait using our recycled books!

Upcoming days for Maker Family Challenges are: 

Saturday, April 11th from 11 am to 12 noon

Saturday, April 25th from 11 am to 12 noon

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