Kids' Events & Programs

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Preschool Information Fair

Preschool Information Fair

Saturday, January 21, 10:00am – 12:00noon
Children's Activity Room

Parents and their children are invited to meet  representatives from local preschool programs and ask questions about curriculum and tuition. A craft area for children will be provided.  Don't delay - begin your search for preschool enrollment.  (Inclusion in this fair is for informational purposes only and does not constitute endorsement of individual programs by the Russell Library.)

In case of inclement weather, the snow date is Saturday, January 28.

STEM Buddies with the Teen Advisory CouncilSlime

Monday, January 23 - 4:30 to 5:30 PM
Activity Room

Members of the Teen Advisory Council want to have some fun and make Slime with you. Have fun and be messy by making slime and take some home!
For students in grades 2 to 5.
Registration is required, in person or by phone, 860-344-8479.


Repeating Programs

Baby Rhyme TimeBaby Rhyme time image

Wednesdays, January 11, 18, 25 @1:30 PM
Thursdays, January 12, 19, 26 @ 10:30 AM
Activity Room
Ages: Birth-12 months and their grown-ups
Drop-in, No Registration

Looking for something to do with your infant or toddler?  Come join us for Baby Rhyme Time, a program for babies one year and under and their caregivers.  We’ll sing songs, learn rhymes,
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Wonderful OnesBadger adn Mouse

Mondays, January 9, 23 and 30 @10:30 AM
Children’s Activity Room
Ages: 1 year olds and caregivers
No registration required, siblings welcome

Wonderful Ones is a drop-in program for one - year olds and their caregivers. We will have open play, open craft time, story and music “circle time” at the end.  It’s the perfect way to start your week.
No registration required, siblings welcome.

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Twos are terrificTime for Twos

Tuesdays, January 17, 24, 31 and February 7th
@ 10:30 AM
Children’s Activity Room
Ages: 2 year olds and caregivers

Two year olds and their caregivers are invited to join us for open play. Wear play clothes as we will also be using craft materials. Spend the frosty mornings meeting new friends!
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Twos Rock!

Twos RockTuesday, January 10
@ 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Hubbard Room
Ages: 2 year olds and their caregivers

Drop-in, no registration required

Wear comfy clothing and be ready to move and groove!

We will be combining music, dance and story together in this energetic program for two year olds and their caregivers. 

Preschool PowerPreschool power

Thursdays, January 5th, 12, 19 and 26
@ 1:30 PM

Children’s Activity Room
Ages: 3 – 5 years of age
No registration required, siblings are welcome.

This energetic program for the preschool ages starts with sharing some of the best new books and some classic old favorites!  We’ll provide an open-ended art project, playtime and some music and movement!  No registration required, siblings are welcome.

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Art Party

Fridays, January 20 @ 4:00 PMArt Party!
Children's Activity Room
Ages: K- 3
Drop-in, no registration required

Come and celebrate your artistic side by creating something beautiful.  Art Party! will be celebrated each month with a new creative project.  Bring your imagination and a wiliness to get messy!  Drop-in, no registration required.


Crane in origamiTuesdays, January 17 @ 6:30 PM
Children's Activity Room
Ages: 7 and up
Drop-in, no registration required

Are you an experrt or do you want to learn simple origami? Join us on the tird Tuesday of each month to explore the Japanese are of paper folding - Origami. Let your fingers guide your imagination.

Builder's Club

Fridays, January 13 @ 4:00-5:30 PMBuilder's club graphic
Ages: 5-12
Activity Room
Drop-in, no registration

Due very small parts we ask that children be
5 – 12 years old!

Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to join the Builders’ Club 4-5:30pm on Fridays (see dates above), in the Activity Room.  Join us for afternoons of building with the bricks we all know and love.  Come build with your favorite interlocking blocks!  Each week we will have a challenge, and if you’re lucky, your creation will be chosen to be displayed in our glass case.  Due to the small pieces utilized, we ask that only those children 5 – 12 years of age be actively involved in the program and that they stay and help put pieces away.  Perhaps your “littles” would enjoy our newly reopened Parenting Room.
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