Kids' Events & Programs

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


Origami plane Tuesday, October 16 @ 6:30pm
Youth Area
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.
All ages are welcome.

Slime Science

Wednesday, October 17 @ 4:30pm
Activity Room

Join us for a brand new slimy program! Once a month we will learn about and make different kinds of slime. A love of slime is all you need to enjoy this fun program.
For kids in grades 3 - 5.
Drop-in; no registration.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library.

Twilight Tales

Thursday, October 18, @ 6:00pm
Hubbard Room

. Join us for this special evening, featuring story time, play and a craft.
For prek - kindergarten (ages 3 - 6) Siblings welcome!
Drop in; no registration.

Downtown Trick or Treat Stop

Saturday, October 20, @ 11:00am – 2:00pm
The Lobby

Russell Library is a Downtown Trick or Treat stop from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. We are a Teal Pumpkin Project location which means that small prizes suitable for children with food allergies or candy restrictions will be available.
All ages!

Preschool Power Yoga

Thursday, October 25, @ 6:30pm
Activity Room

Evening yoga and mindfulness exercises with our friend Dawn!
For children in pre-k or kindergarten (ages 3 - 5). Siblings welcome!
Drop in; no registration required.

Builder's ClubBuilders Club

Friday, Friday, October 26, @4:00pm
Activity Room

Ages: 5-12, grades K - 7
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

Fall Session of Reading Buddies

Thursday, November 1, @ 6:30pm
Activity Room

Reading with a Reading Buddy can help children at all levels improve their reading skills.  Kids can bring a favorite book or choose one at the library, and every child goes home with a free book.
For kids in grades pre-k - 6 (ages 3 - 10).
Drop in; no registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library and Russell Library's Teen Advisory Council.

DI-NOvember Film Screening: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Tuesday, November 6, 12:00pm
Hubbard Room

'A volcano threatens the dinosaurs with extinction.'  Patrons may bring their lunch. Run time: 2 hours 9 minutes.  MPAA rating is PG-13.
This program is open to all ages. 
Drop in; no registration required.
Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library and the Teen Leadership Institute of the North End Action Team.

DI-NOvember Bingo

Tuesday, November 6, @ 4:00pm
Activity Room

Celebrate DI-NOvember by playing Dinosaur Bingo at the library!
For grades k – 6 (ages 5 – 12). 
Drop in; no registration required.

Family Game Night

Wednesday, November 7, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Activity Room

Join us for a fun night of board games with the entire family!  Try your hand at some new games or get reacquainted with some classics. Family + Games = Family Game Night! 
For all ages.
Drop in; no registration required.

Kindness Rocks

Friday, November 9, 4:00pm
Activity Room

Paint a rock or two to add to our 'Kindness Rocks' garden.
For ages 5 and up (kindergarten to adult).

No registration required.

Free Yoga Workshop

Saturday, November 10, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Hubbard Room

This free yoga workshop is open to the public.  Mats will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own mats, water, towels, or other supplies.
All ages.

Drop in; no registration required.

We Read. We Play.

Saturday, November 10, 10:00am
Activity Room

Two to four year olds of all abilities and their parents or caregivers will have an opportunity to meet new friends and learn together in this inclusive playgroup.
For children ages 24 - 48 months.

Drop-in; no registration required.

Co-Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library, Creative Interventions, LLC, Middletown Recreation and Community Services and a local Board certified Music Therapist.

Homeschool Hub

Tuesday, November 13, 1:00pm
Activity Room

Parents and caregivers can network while their children learn and have fun with a new activity each month.
For children in preschool - grade 4 (ages 4 - 10). 
Drop in; no registration required. 

Art Party!

Tuesday, November 13, 4:00pm
Activity Room

Art Party! will celebrate each month with a new creative project. Bring your imagination and a willingness to get messy.
For children in grades k - 3 (ages 5 - 9).
Drop in; no registration required.

Ongoing Programs

Baby Rhyme TimeBaby Rhyme time image

Thursdays, October 18, 25 @ 10:30am
Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29, 9:30 - 10:30am OR 11:00am – 12:00pm.
The Activity Room
Ages: Birth-12 months and their caregivers
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.

Wonderful Ones Twos Playtime

Mondays, October 22; November 5, 19, 26, @ 10:30am
Activity Room

One-year-olds and their caregivers will enjoy literacy-based, age-appropriate activities and toys in the company of other families in this supportive, nurturing program led by an experienced Children’s Librarian. 
For one year olds (12 - 23 months) Siblings welcome! 
Drop in; no registration required. 


Twos are terrificTwos are Terrific

Tuesdays, October 16, 23; November 6, 13, 20, 27
@ 10:30 AM

Activity Room
Ages: 2 year olds and caregivers

 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.

Preschool Power Story HourPreschool power

Wednesdays, October 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21, 28
@ 10:30am
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)

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