Kids' Events & Programs

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

Preschool Information Fair

Saturday, January 20, 10:00am
Activity Room

Don't delay - begin your search for preschool enrollment today! Parents and their children are invited to meet local preschool program providers. While adults ask questions we will have a simple craft available for children. Inclusion in this fair is for informational purposes only and does not constitute endorsement of individual programs by the Russell Library.

Snow date is Saturday, 1/27/2018

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Builder's Club

Friday, January 26; February 23@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!
Drop in; no registration

Art PartyArt Party!

Friday, February 2, @ 4:30pm
Activity Room
For grades K - 3 (ages 5 - 9)
Drop in; no registration

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.

A Visit with Doc!DOC for Take Your Child to the Library Day

Saturday, February 3, 10:00 – 11:30am
The Lobby
For all ages 
Drop in; no registration

Come and celebrate 'Take Your Child to the Library Day' with us! Special guest Doc will be in our front lobby from 10:00 - 11:30 and will be posing for pictures for FREE, so don't forget your camera!
For all ages. 
Drop in; no registration. 

Musical Class with the Hartt School of Music 

Wednesday, February 7, 6:00pm
Activity Room
For grades 3 -5 (ages 8 - 12)
Registration is required

Want to learn how to play the recorder and hear a recorder performance featuring the music from the movie Mulan? Then come to this special musical class.
For grades 3 -5 (ages 8 - 12).
Registration is required: sign up in person or at 860-344-8479.

This event is cosponsored by Hartt@Home Julius Hartt Foundation of the University of Hartford and the Friends of the Russell Library.

Homeschool Hub

Tuesday, February 13, 1:00pm
Activity Room
For children in preschool - grade 5 (ages 4 - 11). Siblings welcome!
 
Drop in; no registration 

The Homeschool Hub is a chance for families to get together and for children to engage in a fun activity. Bring your friends! 
For children in preschool - grade 5 (ages 4 - 11). Siblings welcome! 
Drop in; no registration. 

Origami planeOrigami

Tuesday, February 20, 6:30pm
Activity Room
For grades 2 and up (age 7 +)

Drop in; no registration

Explore the Japanese art of paper folding.
For grades 2 and up (age 7 +).
Drop in; no registration.

Author visit with Ibi Zoboi- American Street

Tuesday, February 20, 1:00 – 2:30pmAmerican Street by Ibi Zoboi
Hubbard Room
For all ages

Drop in; no registration

Join us as we welcome author Ibi Zoboi to Middletown! Ibi was born in Haiti and immigrated to New York with her mother when she was four years old. Her middle grade debut, My Life as an Ice-Cream Sandwich, and her next YA novel, Pride, are forthcoming. Patrons are welcome to bring their copies of American Street to be signed by the author. Light refreshments will be served.
For all ages.


Repeating Programs

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Thursdays, January 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22 @10:30am
The 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, finger plays and more in in this fun, interactive program.
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Wonderful OnesBadger adn Mouse

Mondays, January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 26 @10:30 AM
Children’s Activity Room
Ages: 1 year olds and caregivers
No registration required, siblings welcome

One-year-olds and their caregivers will enjoy literacy-based and age-appropriate activities and toys in the company of other families in this supportive, nurturing library program. 
No registration required, siblings welcome.

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Twos are terrificTwos are Terrific

Tuesdays, January 23, 30; February 6, 13*, 20, 27, @ 10:30 AM
Children’s Activity Room
Ages: 2 year olds and caregivers
*The February 13th
session will meet in the Hubbard Room

 This librarian-led program is designed to increase two year olds’ literacy and social skills as they enjoy story time, movement, music and play time with other toddlers and their families. For two year olds (24-35 months) and their caregivers. Siblings welcome!!
Drop-in, no registration.


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Preschool Power Story HourPreschool power

Thursdays, January 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22 @ 1:30 PM
Children’s Activity Room
Ages: 3 – 5 years of age
No registration required, siblings are welcome.

This literacy-based, librarian-led program provides the perfect opportunity for preschoolers to practice their listening skills and increase their social confidence while enjoying stories, music, movement and a craft with their caregivers. For ages 3 - 5 (Pre-k through kindergarten)

 

Spanish Class

Saturdays, February 3, 10, 17, 24, 10:30am
Activity Room
For students in K – 3rd grade (5 - 8 years old).
Drop in; no registration.

Want to learn to speak Spanish? Come to these fun filled language adventures. We will sing songs, draw, and learn our numbers and colors, the names of animals, and how to make a friend in Español!
For students in K – 3rd grade (5 - 8 years old).
Drop in; no registration.
Cosponsored by the Department of Romance Languages at Wesleyan University and the Friends of the Russell Library.

French Class

Saturdays, February 3, 10, 17 and 24, 11:00am
Activity Room
For students in K – 3rd grade (5 - 8 years old)
Drop in; no registration

Want to learn to speak French? Come to these fun filled language adventures. We will sing songs, draw, and learn our numbers and colors, the names of animals, and how to make a friend in Français!
For students in K – 3rd grade (5 - 8 years old).
Drop in; no registration.
Cosponsored by the Department of Romance Languages at Wesleyan University and the Friends of the Russell Library.

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