Special Post-Thanksgiving Screening: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Image Via IMDB
Image Via IMDB

Friday, November 28th at 1 p.m.

Join us for a showing of How to Train Your Dragon 2, the 2014 sequel to 2010's How to Train Your Dragon, based off the books of the same name. Two friends, Hiccup and Toothless, find themselves squarely in the middle of an epic battle over an ancient domain. Can they help protect the peace? Watch the trailer

Rated PG, 102 minutes. Drop-in. 

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room. 

Minecraft Fridays

Minecrafters unite!
Minecrafters unite!

Fridays, November 7th and 21st, and December 5th and 19th from 4 to 6 p.m.

Back by popular demand! Join us in the Children's Library as we present opportunities to build and collaborate in Minecraft.

Grades 3-6. Drop-in.

Parents can find further information about Minecraft and Minecraft Fridays here.

Visit the Fairfield County Minecraft Website for even more information.

Hour of Code at the Library

Celebrate and Hour of Code with the Children's Library from December 8 to 14.
Celebrate and Hour of Code with the Children's Library from December 8 to 14.

The Children's Library is excited to join in the celebration to bring increased awareness to the computer sciences. Your child can participate by trying an hour of code in December and get an intro to programming via Scratch and JavaScript. 

Register for one of the following sessions and join in the Hour of Code. All classes will take place in the Library's Tech Center and will run from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. 

 

Scratch - Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, December 8, 9, and 10

Grades 3 to 4

 

JavaScript - Thursday and Friday, December 11 and 12

Grades 5 to 6

 

To learn more about the Hour of Code and to find out more about resources for your kids, please visit these popular websites and apps. 

Khan Academy - Intro to Computer Programming 

Code.org

Scratch Jr.

KidsRuby

 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Stuffed animals reading at the library.
Stuffed animals reading at the library.

Thursday, December 18th at 6:00pm

Join us for the 4th annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Bring one of your stuffed animals to a special evening storytime and have them sleepover in the Children's Library. Pick them up the next day and discover what happens " when the library lights go out." Ages 2 and up. 

Register

Sleep Solutions Workshop

Photo courtesy of flickr user thegiantvermin
Photo courtesy of flickr user thegiantvermin

Wednesday, December 10th from 10 a.m to 12 p.m.

Do you and your children suffer from sleepless, restless nights? Do you need sleep solutions?

Please join us as we welcome Ingrid Y. Prueher, certified sleep specialist as she leads a workshop with sleep solutions for your child, ages infant to 5 years old. Ingrid specializes in teaching sleepless moms and dads the fundamentals of sleep, so their children can become amazing sleepers. A seasoned parenting consultant, Ingrid combines her experience and knowledge of nutrition and sleep to help English and Spanish-speaking parents across the country who struggle to get their child on a consistent sleep schedule. 

Register

Fireside Tales

image courtesy of flickr user kazy79
image courtesy of flickr user kazy79

Wednesday, December 3rd at 3pm.

 

"Oh the weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful..."

Join the Children's Librarian's for hot cocoa and stories by the fire.


Grades 2 and up

 

Register

Introducing the Kids Newbery Section

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year.
The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year.

The Children's Library is proud to present our Kids Newbery section - one place to check out almost 100 years of award-winning books! Shelved together at the end of Kids Fiction, the Kids Newbery Collection is home to every single award winner since 1922, as well as popular honor-winners from the past decades. 

The John Newbery Medal is the oldest and most important Children's Award in the world. It is given to the "most distinguished" written book for American children (up to age 14), so you will find books with more mature themes and characters. Newbery Award winners are great for readers looking to explore big ideas, and parents, if you haven't read a children's book since you were a child, this section is a great place to start! Here you'll find classics like Island of the Blue Dolphins (1961), tear-jerkers like Bridge to Terabithia (1978), and laugh-out-loud funny books like The Whipping Boy (1987). 

Don't forget to check out your librarian's favorite Newbery books on display above the shelves!

 

 

 

STEAM Series

design by Miss Lisa
design by Miss Lisa

STEAM Series

October - December

Join us as we  get all steamed up and learn together! The STEAM series will feature Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics programs. Our classes are drop-in or registred and appeal to a variety of ages.

Browse our full list of classes

 

Comics Galore

New Comics in the Graphic Novel section of the Children's Library
New Comics in the Graphic Novel section of the Children's Library

Did you know that in addition to the graphic novel collection the Children's Library also circulates comics? 

From nostalgic classics like Archie and My Little Pony, to newer trends like Angry Birds, there are a plethora of choices for your visual reading pleasure. 

Winter Crafts

Image courtesy of Arlington Public Library
Image courtesy of Arlington Public Library

Join us as we make winter inspired crafts. Ages 3 and up. Drop-in.