Registration for Spring 2015 Storytimes: Open Now!


Registration for the Spring 2015 storytime lottery opens Monday, March 2nd, 2015 and runs through Monday, March 16th. Registration is a lottery, and notification will be Saturday, March 21st. Storytimes will begin the week of Monday, March 23rd, 2015.

Brochures are available now. We look forward to seeing you and your children for our upcoming season of storytimes!

Register for storytimes.

Senior Moments: Gabbin' With Grandkids

Image designed by Lisa Nowlain.
Image designed by Lisa Nowlain.

Tuesday, March 3rd at 3 p.m.

Senior Moments, a monthly coffee and conversation program designed specifically for seniors, will meet in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Long distance grandparents can stay in touch with new technology like Skype and Apple’s FaceTime. We will show you how to utilize these technologies to read your grandkids a cherished book or just gab about what’s good. The first twenty participants will receive a limited edition tote bag filled with some of our favorite story books!

Support for Senior Moments is provided by the Connecticut State Library (CSL) and the Institute for Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS), an independent federal agency whose mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.


Online Security Seminar

Online Security Seminar presented by Miss Amanda
Online Security Seminar presented by Miss Amanda

Thursday, March 5th at 6pm

Our online world can be daunting — how do we keep ourselves and our families safe from identity theft, computer viruses, and online predators? Come learn tips from our tech savvy librarians about how to protect your computer, accounts, and self online.

Register for Thursday, March 5th

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 14 at 11 am - 12 noon:

Build a boat from recycled materials, and then test if it floats! Great for budding engineers and curious minds.

Saturday, March 28 at 11 am - 12 noon:

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

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.

R.E.A.D. in the Children's Library

Reading Education Assistance Dogs
Reading Education Assistance Dogs

Tuesday, March 10th from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.

Is your child learning to read? Reading Education Assistance Dogs will visit the Children's Library to encourage beginning readers and promote literacy. Register for a 15 minute reading session with a certified therapy dog. Readers ages 5 and up.







Tween Tabs in the Children's Library

Check out a Tween Tab in the Library, or grab a Tween Tab app list.
Check out a Tween Tab in the Library, or grab a Tween Tab app list.

Place a hold on the Tween Tab today! The Children's Library circulates Tween Tab iPads for kids ages 9 to 12. 

The Tween Tabs come with pre-loaded apps selected by the children's librarians. There are over 70 Apps which highlight the following Kids Nonfiction Glades: Bio, Languages, Facts, Traditions, Animals, Create, Fun, Self, Sports, Poetry, STEM, and Then & Now.

Additional content on kids and technology is located on  ALSC's Digital Media Resources website. 

iFamily: A Technology Series for the 21st Century

What will you learn?
What will you learn?

Monday, January 12th to Friday, March 13th

From gaming to cloud computing, technology has shaped the ways that families connect and communicate – it impacts nearly all aspects of our lives. The iFamily series explores the role of emerging technologies in parents’ and childrens’ lives. Join us for thought-provoking film screenings, hands-on classes, stimulating discussions, and more.

To view our full calendar of events, please see:

Tech Programs for Parents

Tech Programs for Kids

*Registration opens Monday, December 29th