Storytime Saturdays

Storytime in the Library
Storytime in the Library

Saturdays, April 4th and 18th, and May 2nd at 11 a.m.

A weekend storytime for families. Walkers up to 36 months with a parent/caregiver are welcome to attend this Saturday morning storytime, which will include some of our favorite books, rhymes, and fingerplays.

Monday Belongs to Oscar: "The Boxtrolls" Film Screening

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Monday, February 9th at 2 p.m.

Come see some of the hottest films of this past year in preparation for the film industry's biggest night! Enjoy a screening of a selection of the 2015 Oscar nominated films in January and February. 

The film is rated PG, running time 95 minutes.

Watch the trailer here

Postponed:Family Fingerknitting

Fingerknit with us! Image courtesy of Flickr user kittynn
Fingerknit with us! Image courtesy of Flickr user kittynn

This event has been postponed due to weather. Rescheduling information will be released as soon as possible.

Families with children in Grades 3-6: Explore crafting, digital learning, and learn about Maker culture with the children’s librarians as we explore the technique of Fingerknitting. No knitting experience—or knitting needles!—required.


Registered TEA Room Classes

Get STEAMed up with us in the TEA Room
Get STEAMed up with us in the TEA Room

Calling all makers! Join us in the TEA Room for a variety of classes this February, March and April. Registration is open now!

A selection of upcoming class topics include: 

Light Painting

Gelatin Art Prints


Model Magic Solar System

Interactive Drawing

To register and learn about these classes and more, visit the TEA Room's Classes page


Register your makers today for our T|E|A Room Tuesdays!

Our science, technology, engineering, arts, and math classes in the T|E|A room are now open for registration.  Classes include Brushbots, Duct Tape Lunchboxes, Feltmaking, Model Magic Solar Systems, Balloon Rockets, and many many more. 

T|E|A Room Tuesdays are registered programs held Tuesday afternoons from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., for children in Grades 3 to 6.

Brochures are available in the Children's Library.

Register, call us at (203) 669-5235, or come visit us in the library!

Family Film Festival: Black History Month

A selection of the films we will show during Black History Month
A selection of the films we will show during Black History Month

This February, join us for five film showings in honor of Black History Month. Come celebrate firsts, struggles, and the magic of fairy godmothers with special films selected by the Children's Library.

Every film will be shown at 2pm in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room unless noted.

Monday, February 16th: The Princess and the Frog (Rated G, 97 minutes, Ages K+)

Tuesday, February 17th: Selma Lord, Selma (NR, 94 minutes, Grades 3+)

Wednesday, February 18th: Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella (Rated G, 88 minutes. Will be shown in the Mezzanine Conference Room, Ages K+)

Thursday, February 19th: The Color of Friendship (NR, 87 minutes. Recommended for ages 10 and up. It contains racial epithets)

Friday, February 20th: The Watsons Go to Birmingham (Rated PG, 86 minutes, Grades 3+)

Each film has a corresponding booklist as well as study guides and discussion starters. 

Booklist for The Princess and the Frog

Booklist for Selma, Lord Selma

Booklist for Cinderella

Booklist for The Color of Friendship

Booklist for The Watsons Go To Birmingham


Family Digital Scavenger Hunt

Image courtesy of flickr user dh23photo
Image courtesy of flickr user dh23photo

Friday, January 16th at 6 p.m.

Families will compete in this touchscreen event that will have them racing through the stacks. Teams are welcome to bring their own devices. The winning team will receive an exciting prize destined to bring the family together in learning and fun!


Turtle Dance Music Concert

Image courtesy of Turtle Dance Music
Image courtesy of Turtle Dance Music

Marting Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 19th at 11 a.m.

Join us for the Inclusive Music and Movement Concert for Kids, a humorous and animated performance that appeals to kids and parents. Turtle Dance Music’s shows are designed to be accessible to children with special needs and neurotypically developing children. Ages 3+. Drop-in.

*In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room. Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes before the event begins.

Nutmeg Book Group: Spy School

Thursday, January 22nd at 4 p.m. - Spy School by Stuart Gibbs

Enjoy a discussion of a Nutmeg Nominated book over pizza, followed by a book-related activity.

Grades 3 and up. Drop-in.

Open TEA Rooms in January

Recycled paper notebook made in the TEA Room
Recycled paper notebook made in the TEA Room

Tuesdays, January 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th from 4 to 5 p.m.

Calling all Makers! The T|E|A Room (Technology, Engineering, & the Arts) is open for exploration, creation and discovery. Grades 3-6. Drop-in.

January 6 – Simple Machines

January 13 – Chroma Candy

January 20 – Art Straw Architecture

January 27 – Book Collage

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