Kids' Events & Programs

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One Time Program

Bending Gravity LED JugglingBending Gravity! Circus Fun!

Tuesday, February 21 @ 11:30 am
Activity Room
All ages

Eric Girardi presents a mesmerizing performance of circus skills choreographed to music. He has been performing professionally for over fifteen years as a world-ranked yo-yo player, juggler, top spinner, diabolo'ist, contact juggler and stilt-walker. He is an artist of over fifteen 'circus' skills. 
All ages.
Drop-in, no registration.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library.


Repeating Programs

Baby Rhyme TimeBaby Rhyme time image

Wednesdays, February 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 29 @1:30 PM
Thursdays, February 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 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, March 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.  It’s the perfect way to start your week.
No registration required, siblings welcome.

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Twos are terrificTwos are Terrific

Tuesdays, March 7, 21, 28,
@ 10:30 AM
Children’s Activity Room
Ages: 2 year olds and caregivers

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

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Twos Rock!

Twos RockTuesday, March 14
@ 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, February 16; March 2, 9, 16, 23, 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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Reading Buddies

2nd Monday, March 13, April 10, May 8
4:30 to 5:30 PM
Reading Buddies
Children’s Activity Room
Ages 3-10

Do you love reading? Are you a struggling reader? Members of the Teen Advisory Council will help you learn to love reading or continue love reading by being YOUR reading buddy! Bring your own favorite books or come find one in the library. YOUR reading buddy with give you a book to take home!
Ages 3-10.

Registration is required, in person or by phone, (860) 344-8479.

Art Party!Art Party

Fridays, February 17; March 17 @ 4:00 PM
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.

STEM logoSTEM Buddies with the Teen Advisory Council

4th Monday, February 27, March 27, May 22
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! In March tThe Teen Advisory Council will help you make mini robots out of tooth brushes. Create obstacle courses, race tracks, and compete with your robot!
For students ages 7 to 11.

For students in grades 2 to 5.
Registration is required, in person or by phone, 860-344-8479.

Builder's club graphicBuilder's Club

Fridays, March 24 @ 4:00-5:30 PM
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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Abacus Club

Friday, February 24; March 31
3:30 to 4:30 PM
Activity Room

Ages 7 and Up

Join the fun and multiply your math knowledge with engaging math based activities and crafts. The Abacus Club meets on the last Friday of the month. You + program = enlightenment.
Ages 7 and up.
Drop-in, no registration.


Crane in origamiTuesdays, Febraruy 21; March 21 @ 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.


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