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February 2017

Winter Reading Bingo Through March 19!

February 27
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Monday, repeating until March 19, 2017

Calling all chapter book readers (through 6th grade) to join us for a Winter Reading Bingo game from Dec. 21-March 19! Pick up the game board in the Children's Room or print the Bingo Board at home. Complete 5 squares across, down or diagonal and turn the board in for a free book! Use each title only once, please. Super challenge seekers can fill the whole board and win an Extra Special reading prize! (Choose any book up to $35 cost and…

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Time for 2’s

February 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A registered program for Two year-olds with a grownup.  Come enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories!  Stay afterward for a snack & chat. The child must be the correct age for the class by 1/15/2017. Preference given to New Canaan residents with a current Library card.  

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Tales for Tots (18-36 mos.)

February 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Drop-in series for children 18-36 mos. with a grownup.  An active program of books & songs, fingerplays & music fun.   Stay afterward for free play & socializing. Room size limits participation to the first 25 children to arrive. Numbers will be given out 15 mins. before the start of the program.

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Crazy 8’s Club for K-2nd grade

February 28 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 28, 2017

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A registered program for students in grades K-2.  A book reading is followed by some crazy math problem fun! Limited enrollment.

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Young Critics for grades 4-6

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The Young Critics are reading Running Out of Time by Margaret Haddix this month.  Join Librarian Cathy Townsend for the discussion & a pizza dinner! Please register @ 203-594-5002

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March 2017

3-5’s Storytime

March 1 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
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Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A registered program for children 3-5 yrs. of age.  Come enjoy a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays, an occasional craft or movie! The child must be the correct age for the program by 1/15/2017.

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Time for 2’s

March 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A registered program for Two year-olds with a grownup.  Come enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories!  Stay afterward for a snack & chat. The child must be the correct age for the class by 1/15/2017. Preference given to New Canaan residents with a current Library card.  

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Tales for Tots (18-36 mos.)

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until March 2, 2017

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Drop-in series for children 18-36 mos. with a grownup.  An active program of books & songs, fingerplays & music fun.   Stay afterward for free play & socializing. Room size limits participation to the first 25 children to arrive. Numbers will be given out 15 mins. before the start of the program.

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Kid Creators for grades 2-4

March 2 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Thursday, repeating until March 2, 2017

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A registered program for students in grades 2-4.  Creative fun using STEM concepts. Limited enrollment  

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3-5’s Storytime

March 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
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Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A registered program for children 3-5 yrs. of age.  Come enjoy a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays, an occasional craft or movie! The child must be the correct age for the program by 1/15/2017.

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Time for 2’s

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A registered program for Two year-olds with a grownup.  Come enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories!  Stay afterward for a snack & chat. The child must be the correct age for the class by 1/15/2017. Preference given to New Canaan residents with a current Library card.  

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Norwalk Symphony: (not) Just for Kids — Horns a-Plenty!

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Players from the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra introduce the horn section!  With so many horns in the orchestra, trumpet, trombone, French & English, tubas, coronets & more, it can be quite confusing!  Come meet some of the many horns & listen to selections from the March 12th concert: "Heroes". The program ends with a "petting zoo" where children can hold some of the instruments. For families with children ages 5 & up.  Drop-in

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A ‘Crafty’ Meet the Author Event!

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Let New Canaan author & Stepping Stones Museum founder, Gigi Priebe, take you to the real world setting of her newly released children's book The Adventures of Henry Whiskers, a rollicking tale perfect for 2nd-4th grade readers.  After a brief reading and book signing, there will be special activities inspired by scenes from the book, including building a replica car and designing a model bedroom! Book will be available for purchase from Elm Street Books. Suitable for families with children ages…

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Pizza & Pages for grades 6 & 7

March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The Pizza & Pages book group is reading I am Princess X by Cherie Priest this month.  Join Librarians Kathleen Crouse and Cathy Townsend for the discussion and a pizza dinner! Please register @ 203-594-5002

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Parenting your Preschooler through the Wonder Years

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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New Canaan Cares presents this series in partnership with New Canaan Library.  This month Speaker Bunny Potts presents "School Readiness-Preparing to move on".   She will address ways to support social and emotional maturation, while helping your child develop skills that provide a firm foundation for academics.   Register @ www.newcanaancares.org  

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Robert the Guitar Guy

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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One event on March 11, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on May 13, 2017 at 2:00pm

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Come sing and dance to your favorite tunes with Robert!  Drop-in to the Children's Program Room @ 2 PM for an exciting musical program.  For families with children ages 8 and under.

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Jr. Builder Challenge

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 12, 2017

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Calling all Lego® lovers to our monthly meetup! Design and build to the challenge, or your own imagination.  All finished projects will be photographed for our Facebook gallery.  For children ages 3 and up with a grownup.

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Art Detectives: Create Fabric Collages!

March 13 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Artist & art educator, Mary Moross leads students on an investigation through the Curtis Gallery of the work of fiber artist, Liz Alter.  In the studio, students will create a fabric collage inspired by the work in the Gallery. For grades 1-4.  Please register @ 203-594-5002

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Spring Storytime Regstration

March 14 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Spring Storytime registration begins on Tuesday, 3/14 at 9:30 AM in the Children's Room.  Spring Storytimes run 3/21/17-5/12/17. The child must be the correct age for the class by March 15.  

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Parenting your Preschooler: Fostering Friendship Skills

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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New Canaan Cares presents this series in partnership with New Canaan Library. Preschoolers can practice early friendship skills!  Learn how to empower them while also helping them develop a sense of limits and boundaries. Please register @ newcanaancares.org

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Getting Mom Back in Shape

March 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Calling all moms of young babies!  Join us for a discussion on postnatal fitness with Anne Emson.  This presentation will explore general fitness tips for mothers including what to do in the first 6 weeks, abdominal issues and a brief demonstration of exercises that can be done with your baby!  Little ones are welcome. *This is not an exercise class* Anne Emson is a certified group fitness instructor with a specialty certification in pre- and postnatal fitness. She is the…

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One Book Family Craft Day

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Create, explore, and discover in this hands-on Family Craft Day centered on the One Book New Canaan 2017 book: Euphoria.  Activities include silk screening, salad spinner art, sock snakes, personalized masks, and more! Barbara Rucci, local art teacher, creator of the popular blog Art Bar, and author of Art Workshop for Children, will lead some of the crafts.  Fun for the whole family! Drop in.

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Time for 2’s

March 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 5, 2017

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until May 5, 2017

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A registered program for Two year-olds with a grownup.  Come enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories!  Stay afterward for a snack & chat. The child must be the correct age for the class by 3/15/2017. Preference given to New Canaan residents with a current Library card.

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Tales for Tots (18-36 mos)

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 4, 2017

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A drop-in storytime full of action rhymes, songs, books & fun!  Stay afterward for free play & socializing. 11 AM Tues. or Thurs.

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Crazy 8’s Club

March 21 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 2, 2017

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A registered program for students in grades K-2.  A book reading is followed by some crazy math problem fun! Limited enrollment. Preference given to New Canaan residents with a current Library Card.

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Book Babies! Walkers (12-18 mos.)

March 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until May 3, 2017

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Drop-in series for babies 12-18 mos. with a grownup.  An active program of books & songs, fingerplays & music fun.   Stay afterward for free play & socializing. Room size limits participation to the first 25 children to arrive. Numbers will be given out 15 mins. before the start of the program.

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Book Babies! Pre-Walkers (1-11 mos.)

March 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until May 3, 2017

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Drop-in series for babies 1-11 mos. with a grownup.  An active program of books & songs, fingerplays & music fun.   Stay afterward for free play & socializing. Room size limits participation to the first 25 children to arrive. Numbers will be given out 15 mins. before the start of the program.

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3-5’s Storytime

March 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 3, 2017

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A registered program for children ages 3-5 yrs.  Join us for multiple stories, song, rhymes & a short film or craft activity. Spring Session registration begins on March 14 @ 9:30 AM in the children's Program Room. The child must be the correct age for the program by March 15, 2017.

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Book Explorers for grades 2 & 3 with Author Visit!

March 23 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The Book Explorers are reading The Adventures of Henry Whiskers by Gigi Priebe this month.  Join the Author, Gigi Priebe and Librarian Audrey Heneage for the discussion & other fun activities. Please register @ 203-594-5002

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3-5’s Storytime

March 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Friday, repeating until May 5, 2017

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A registered program for children ages 3-5 yrs.  Join us for multiple stories, song, rhymes & a short film or craft activity. Spring Session registration begins on March 14 @ 9:30 AM in the children's Program Room. The child must be the correct age for the program by March 15, 2017.

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Jeepers Creepers

March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Encounter some creepy-looking creatures. You will see and touch a variety of reptiles (including a 10+ foot python), amphibians, arachnids, giant insects and more! Don't worry, we won't bite! Presented by Riverside Reptiles.

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Young Critics for grades 4-6

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The Young Critics book group is reading Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky by Sandra Dallas this month.  Join Librarian Cathy Townsend for the discussion & a pizza dinner! Please register @ 203-594-5002

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Let’s Write in Script!

March 30 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Thursday, repeating until May 12, 2017

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Learn a new skill & have fun in this 6-week after school program. Using script helps students write homework assignments faster, gives students the ability to read historical documents & letters from Grandma and looks really cool when signing your name! For students in grades 3-6.  Meets Thursdays 4:15-5:15 PM Registration opens March 14 @ 9:30 AM in the Children's Room

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April 2017

“Parenting by the Book” with Dr. Jennie Klein

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Please join us for a new parenting book group led by Dr. Jennie Klein, PhD, a New Canaan based psychologist and mother of two. Participants will have the opportunity to share experiences, perspectives, and discuss real world strategies for navigating the challenges of parenting in the context of a guided discussion led by a professional. For this meeting participants will read and discuss The Gift of Failure: How the best parents learn to let go so their children can succeed by…

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