Kids' Events & Programs

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One Time Programs

Toy Theater

Three Toy Theater Tales: A Puppet Show

Tuesday, September 15
6:30 pm
Hubbard Room

Great Small Works from New York City, Facto Teatro from Mexico City and Barbara Steinitz from Berlin, are teaming up to present three stories for family audiences. This program is part of a tour throughout the New England states.
The three tales performed are: Don Carlos Con Alas (Don Carlos With Wings), based on a story by Eraclio Zepeda; Lyzer the Miser, based on an Isaac Bashevis Singer story; and Duraznos Azules (Blue Peaches), based on a Mexican folk tale.
Both Great Small Works and Facto Teatro have curated International Toy Theater Festivals in New York City and Mexico City. Among other awards, Great Small Works has received a 2005 Puppeteers of America Jim Henson Award for Innovation in the Field of Puppetry, a 1997 Village Voice OBIE Award grant, and a 1997 UNIMA Citation for excellence in puppetry. No registration is required. This event is co-sponsored by La Boca Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, Main Street, Middletown.

Repeating Programs

Baby Rhyme TimeBaby Rhyme time image

Wednesdays, September 9, 16, and 30
1:30pm
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 this fun, interactive program.
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Wonderful OnesBadger adn Mouse

Mondays, September 21, 28, October 5, 19, 26 & November 2
10:00am
Children’s Activity Room
Ages: 12 months – 23 months with their caregivers
Registration is required

“Wonderful Ones” is a child/caregiver program that includes music, puppets, books, and age-appropriate play. It’s a great way to start your week!
Registration begins Monday, September 14 at 9:00am; in-person or by phone: (860) 344-8479.
Due to high demand for this program, registration is limited to Middletown residents only.

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Twos are terrificTwos Are Terrific

Wednesdays, September 23;
October 7, 14, 21, 28
10:00am
Children’s Activity Room
Ages: 24 months – 35 months and their caregiver. 
Registration is required. 

“Twos are Terrific” is a program for two year olds and their caregivers that include stories, songs, play, crafts and music.
Registration begins Wednesday, September 16 at 9am, in person or by phone: (860) 344-8479. Due to high demand for this program, registration is limited to Middletown residents only. Back to Top↑

Preschool PowerChipmunk reading

Thursdays, September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
1:30pm

Children’s Activity Room
Ages: 3 – 5 years of age
Registration is required

“Preschool Power” is a fun, energetic mix of stories, finger plays, puppets, music, dance, and crafts. We’ll also have time to just play! Come enjoy stories old and new.  We’ll be using craft materials, so dress appropriately!
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Builder's Club

Lego Balloon CarFridays, 4:00-5:30 pm
August 14 & 28
Build and Race Your Own Balloon Car!
September 25
Ages: 6-12
Activity Room
Drop-in, no registration

Due very small parts we ask that children be
6 – 12 years old!

Children ages 6 - 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 6 – 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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