Kids' Events & Programs

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All Children's Programs are Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library.

Art Party!


Friday, October 6, 4:00pm. The Activity Room, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Come celebrate your artistic side by creating something beautiful. Art Party! will celebrate each month with a new creative project. Bring your imagination and a willingness to get messy.
For grades K - 3 (ages 5 - 9).
Drop in; no registration. Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library.


Young Scientists

Monday October 16, 2017 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Activity Room
For kids grades 1-6 (ages 6-11)

Build, connect, and explore at the Russell Library's brand new Young Scientists program. Our student scientists will discover how the world works through a variety of hands on experiments and projects. Bring your imagination and a willingness to stretch your mind!
For kids grades 1-6 (ages 6-11).
Drop-in, no registration.

Homeschool Meet and Greet: Cool Collage

Tuesday October 24, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Activity Room
For children in Preschool-Grade 3, (ages 4-8). Siblings welcome!

Homeschool Meet and Greet is a chance for families to get together and do a fun activity each month. This month we will be using a variety of materials to create a cool collage. Come join in the fun!
For children in Preschool-Grade 3, (ages 4-8). Siblings welcome!
Drop-in, no registration.

2018 Elementary Nutmeg Nominees Shout Out!

Tuesday October 24, 2017 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Activity Room
For students 2nd -4th grade (ages 7-10)

Hear all about the 15 nominated books of 2018 Nutmeg Book Award Elementary Nominees.
For students 2nd -4th grade (ages 7-10)
Drop in; no registration.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library.

The Monster Mash: A Halloween Escape Room

Friday October 27, 2017 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Hubbard Room
Grades 2-5 (ages 7-11)

Come and help us escape Igors Dance Dungeon. We thought we'd be learning the Monster Mash, instead, we find ourselves trapped with Igor and his monster pals. Use puzzles and codes to break out of the dungeon, if you dare!
Grades 2-5 (ages 7-11)
Registration required: sign up below, in person, or by phone at (860) 344-8479.

Break the Code: An Escape Room

Monday November 13, 2017 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Hubbard Room
Grades 4-7 (Ages 10-13)

Break out of the Hubbard Room using teamwork and puzzles to crack codes!
Each of the codes you solve will open a locked box. Inside each box is a clue that will help you solve the next challenge. Break all the codes to break out of the Hubbard Room. Good luck....
Grades 4-7 (Ages 10-13)
Registration Required: sign up below, in person, or by phone at (860) 344-8479.

Repeating Programs

Baby Rhyme TimeBaby Rhyme time image

Wednesdays, September 27; October 4, 11, and 18 and 25; November 1, 8, 15
@4:30 PM - Activity Room
Thursdays, September 21, and 28; October 5, 12, 19, and 26; November 2, 9, 16
@ 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, September 25; October 2, 16, 23, and 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27
@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. 
No registration required, siblings welcome.

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Twos are terrificTwos are Terrific

Tuesdays, September 19, and 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28
@ 10:30 AM
Children’s Activity Room
Hubbard Room on Tuesday, April 11.
Ages: 2 year olds and caregivers

Open play and craft for two-year olds and their caregivers.
Drop-in, no registration.

Twos Are Terrific will be held in the Hubbard Room on Tuesday, April 11.


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Preschool PowerPreschool power

Thursdays, September 21; October 5, and 12; November 2, 9, 16, 30@ 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!Art Party

Friday, October 6; November 3 @ 4:00pm
Children's Activity Room
Ages: K- 3, ages 5 – 9
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.

Builder's club graphicBuilder's Club PLUS

Friday, October 20, @4:00pm
Ages: 5-12, grades K - 7
Activity Room
Drop-in, no registration

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

Come play and build amazing creations with the bricks you know and love!  Bring your friends!
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Science Fun!

Wednesday September 20, and 27
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Activity Room
For kids grades 1-6 (ages 6-11)

Do you like to tinker with science? Come and join us for hands-on exploration of Makey Makey, Cubelets and Snap Circuits. Learn how energy is conducted to create music, see what happens when you connect and create robots with just a few blocks.

For kids grades 1-6 (ages 6-11). Drop-in, no registration.

Bring Your Own Book Game for Homeschoolers

Tuesday September 26, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Activity Room
For students in grades 1 - 3 (ages 6 - 9)

Homeschoolers, come and play Bring Your Own Book at the Library! In the BYOBook card game players search books – chosen by Sharon – for the best phrases or words to match prompts such as: tastiest name for a candy bar, or best magic spell. How about ‘What a stink!’ from Beezus and Ramona for the name of a candy bar?

For more information on the Bring Your Own Book game, click on the link below:
http://www.bringyourownbook.com

For students in grades 1 - 3 (ages 6 - 9).

Drop in; no registration.

Origami

Tuesday, September 19; October 17; November 21 @ 6:30pm.
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.

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