Programs & Events

READING PROGRAMS
We currently have two ways for kids to earn prizes while reading:
Click here for details on Stetson’s Winter Family Read Program

Click here for details on the Nutmeg Book Award Club

Click here for all of our February events.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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Wednesdays | 4:30-5:30 | Ives Main in March (starting March 8) | Mitchell in April | Stetson in May | Fair Haven in June | Wilson in July

Join us for this amazing chance to learn how to build and program your own LEGO robots! Each week features a new project. There will be a month of programs at each branch, starting with IVES MAIN in March. Space is limited to 16 kids, first come first served, no registration. The Saturday after the four sessions at each location families and friends are welcome to come to a Robot Rodeo for everyone to show off their skills. Ages 7-12. Sponsored by Alexion.
Make Some Noise | Sat. March 4 | Ives Main | 3:00-4:00
We’re going to use iPads, a computer, and some surprise tools to make our own music! Ages 5+
Makerspace | Thurs. March 9 | Stetson | 3:00-5:00
Create, make, and explore at Stetson’s Makerspace in The Village. Jewelry making, wire wrapping, 3D printing, wearables, fuse beads, arts and crafts, knitting, crocheting and more! Let your creativity run wild! For families, children and teens.
Digital Literacy for Early Learners “A Primer for Parents” | Thurs. March 9 | Ives Main | 5:30-7:30
Learn how to prepare your child, age birth to 5, to start kindergarten with the critical skills they need to learn and succeed in school. This free four part workshop will cover: child development, encouraging learning, finding teachable moments in play, making the most of reading time, what to do with your child when you turn off the TV, and using library resources and websites that emphasize education. Light snacks and childcare for children 3 and up provided. There will be a raffle at the last meeting including an Android tablet as first prize! In collaboration with Concepts for Adaptive Learning. Registration required. 
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day: Learn to draw Celtic Knots | Sat. March 11 | Mitchell | 3:00-4:00
Join us for a celebration of Medieval Irish art in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Learn the basics of drawing elegant Celtic knots and the history and symbolism behind them. For ages 5+
Fun With Fine Art | Sat. March 11 | Ives Main | 3:00-4:00 We will create colorful tissue paper stained glass windows to brighten even the grayest winter day. Ages 5 to 9.
Family Movie: Peter Pan | Sat. March 18 | Fair Haven | 12:00-2:00 English, 2:30-4:30 Spanish
Orphan boy Peter is spirited away to magical Neverland where finds fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become Peter Pan.
Africa is Me! | Sat. March 18 | Stetson | 1:00-4:00
Join the Village in African dance, drumming, arts and crafts, and education. Led by Hanan Hameen of the Artsucation Academy.
Dream Big! | Sat. March 18 | Ives Main | 3:00-4:00
Join us for stories and make your own dreamcatcher! All ages.
Family Craft Night | Mon. March 20 | Mitchell | 6:00
Learn to make necklaces and pendants using colorful fuse bead. Ages 5+
Nail Art | Wed. March 22 | Stetson | 4:00-5:00
Show your style on your fingertips! For families, children and teens.
Kids’ Coding Club | Wed. March 23 | Fair Haven | 3:30-4:30
More Scratch this month. Make your own movie with at least two characters and several scenes. Lights, camera, action! Program is limited to 9 kids, ages 8 to 12, stop in or call 203.946.8115 to register.
Read to Rabbits | Wed. March 25 | Wilson | 2:00-4:00
Practice your reading skills while cuddling with one of our adorable rabbits!
Celebrate Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? | Sat. March 25 | Ives Main | 11:00-12:00
Eric Carle’s classic turns 50 this year! We’ll read it and other Carle books, play games, make a craft and have snacks. All ages.
LEGO Robot Rodeo | Sat. March 25 | Ives Main | 2:00-4:00
Come see what kids have been busy making in our weekly Build a Bot LEGO robotics classes and give it a try yourself. Families welcome! Made possible by a generous grant from Alexion.
Bookworms: Book Club for Grades K-2 | Mon. March 27 | Ives Main | 6:00
Read aloud and discuss Candace Fleming’s Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! Make a Spring craft!

ONGOING EVENTS

Please check our calendar for dates, times and locations.

Stay and Play Storytime

Stories, songs and playtime for children ages zero-four with parent/caregiver.

baby lap-sit storytime

babypansDesigned specifically for children 0-18 months and their caregivers. Enjoy books, music, puppets and more!

LEGO Club

Meet with other creative dreamers who use LEGOs to build their inspirations!
Ages five and up.

Chess Club

Children ages six to sixteen years old, beginners through more advanced instruction, practice and play.

Homework Zone

Help for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 in math, reading and science..

Book Clubs

gilrs_hwDiscuss your favorite chapter books and do fun activities.

Crafty Fun

A different make and take craft featured every week.

Maker programs

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Kidz Kook

kidcookNutrition and Cooking Class for youth ages 6-14.