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June 2019

Young Critics for grades 4-6

June 18 @ 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 Greetings from Witness Protection by Jake Burt this  month.  Join Librarian Cathy Townsend for the discussion and a pizza dinner with dessert. Please register online.

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Summer Reading Begins!

June 19

Summer Reading is here and we're ready to Joust Read! Read books and complete activities to earn different badges. Then visit the library to make a coin to add to your Velvet Coin Pouch. Earn great prizes along the way. Register and track books at https://newcanaanlibrary.beanstack.org. If you participated in last summer's program or any of our other reading challenges, you can use your existing account. Program runs from June 19-August 27, 2019!  For kids up to rising 5th graders. …

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Book Babies! Summer Drop-ins (Walkers)

June 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Miss Marie for summer Book Babies!  Enjoy bounces, rhymes, a special book and free-play afterward. Room size limits the class to the first 25 children to arrive.  Numbers are given out 15 mins. before the start of class.

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Book Babies! Summer Drop-ins (Pre-Walkers)

June 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Miss Marie for Summer Book Babies!  Enjoy songs, rhymes, bounces and a special book.  Stay afterward for free-play and socializing. Room size limits the class to the first 25 children to arrive.  Numbers are given out 15 mins. before the start of class.

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Tales for Tots (18-36 mos.) Summer Drop-ins

June 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until July 25, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Ms. Audrey for Summer Tales for Tots!  Enjoy songs, rhymes, some good books and dancing!  Stay afterward for free-play & socializing. Room size limits the class to the first 25 children to arrive.  Numbers are given out 15 mins. before the start of class.

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Summer Reading Kick-Off Craft Day!

June 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Start your Quest and get Knighted up!  Join us in the Gallery as we begin our Joust Read journey!  Come sign-up for Summer Reading and pick up your first prize, an amazing velveteen coin pouch and then customize it!  We will be crafting shields, magical & musical wands.  Get your face painted, build your own jousting lance & horse to race around our front lawn.  Make crowns with United Methodist Preschool teachers.  A fun medieval experience to kick off our…

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Preview Performance of The Light Princess

June 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Christine’s Garden, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The Summer Theatre of New Canaan presents a preview of their show The Light Princess.  Join the actors in the big tent for songs & scenes from the play.  For children ages 4 & up with an adult. Drop-in.  Located in the Summer Theatre tent in the Library's Christine's Garden, at the corner of South and Maple Streets. Children of all ages will love this gravity-defying musical! A whimsical tale of a Princess who is cursed to have no gravity.…

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3-5 yrs. Storytime Summer Drop-in

June 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 23, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us on Tuesdays @ 9:30am for a fun drop-in storytime!  Enjoy lots of good books along with songs, rhymes and other activities during the summer months.  

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Book Babies! Summer Drop-ins (Walkers)

June 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Miss Marie for summer Book Babies!  Enjoy bounces, rhymes, a special book and free-play afterward. Room size limits the class to the first 25 children to arrive.  Numbers are given out 15 mins. before the start of class.

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Book Babies! Summer Drop-ins (Pre-Walkers)

June 26 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Miss Marie for Summer Book Babies!  Enjoy songs, rhymes, bounces and a special book.  Stay afterward for free-play and socializing. Room size limits the class to the first 25 children to arrive.  Numbers are given out 15 mins. before the start of class.

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Tales for Tots (18-36 mos.) Summer Drop-ins

June 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until July 25, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Ms. Audrey for Summer Tales for Tots!  Enjoy songs, rhymes, some good books and dancing!  Stay afterward for free-play & socializing. Room size limits the class to the first 25 children to arrive.  Numbers are given out 15 mins. before the start of class.

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Rainforest Rendezvous!

June 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Animal Embassy on a journey through the four major tropical rainforest regions of the world! We’ll explore the layers of a rainforest and meet Animal Ambassadors representative of rainforest regions around the globe. We will discuss the significance of rainforests to our everyday lives, and learn how they supply many of the foods we eat, and medicine we need. Meet Animal Ambassadors such as a Jungle Carpet Python, a family of Red-foot Tortoises, Red-eyed Tree Frogs, a large Green…

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July 2019

Hummingbird Robotics Camp for grades 4-6

July 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until July 3, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a 3 day camp & learn to program our Hummingbird microprocessors.  You’ll then build a robot knight using recycled & craft materials that will be challenged to joust! Please commit to all 3 days. Register online beginning 6/19/2019

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3-5 yrs. Storytime Summer Drop-in

July 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 23, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us on Tuesdays @ 9:30am for a fun drop-in storytime!  Enjoy lots of good books along with songs, rhymes and other activities during the summer months.  

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Hummingbird Robotics Camp for grades 4-6

July 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until July 3, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a 3 day camp & learn to program our Hummingbird microprocessors.  You’ll then build a robot knight using recycled & craft materials that will be challenged to joust! Please commit to all 3 days. Register online beginning 6/19/2019

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Book Babies! Summer Drop-ins (Walkers)

July 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Miss Marie for summer Book Babies!  Enjoy bounces, rhymes, a special book and free-play afterward. Room size limits the class to the first 25 children to arrive.  Numbers are given out 15 mins. before the start of class.

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Book Babies! Summer Drop-ins (Pre-Walkers)

July 3 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Miss Marie for Summer Book Babies!  Enjoy songs, rhymes, bounces and a special book.  Stay afterward for free-play and socializing. Room size limits the class to the first 25 children to arrive.  Numbers are given out 15 mins. before the start of class.

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Hummingbird Robotics Camp for grades 4-6

July 3 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until July 3, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a 3 day camp & learn to program our Hummingbird microprocessors.  You’ll then build a robot knight using recycled & craft materials that will be challenged to joust! Please commit to all 3 days. Register online beginning 6/19/2019

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Tales for Tots (18-36 mos.) Summer Drop-ins

July 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until July 25, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Ms. Audrey for Summer Tales for Tots!  Enjoy songs, rhymes, some good books and dancing!  Stay afterward for free-play & socializing. Room size limits the class to the first 25 children to arrive.  Numbers are given out 15 mins. before the start of class.

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Simple Machines Camp

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a 3 day camp to explore the advanced technology of simple machines. The plane, lever, wedge, wheel, pulley, and screw can be found all around you. Each day we will explore two simple machines with a project that exemplifies the power of the machine. Please commit to all three days: Monday-Wednesday, July 8-10. For rising 3rd-5th graders. Registration opens online June 19.

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3-5 yrs. Storytime Summer Drop-in

July 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 23, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us on Tuesdays @ 9:30am for a fun drop-in storytime!  Enjoy lots of good books along with songs, rhymes and other activities during the summer months.  

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Simple Machines Camp

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a 3 day camp to explore the advanced technology of simple machines. The plane, lever, wedge, wheel, pulley, and screw can be found all around you. Each day we will explore two simple machines with a project that exemplifies the power of the machine. Please commit to all three days: Monday-Wednesday, July 8-10. For rising 3rd-5th graders. Registration opens online June 19.

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Card Sharks: Deuces

July 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on August 6, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Cards are a great way to learn numbers and counting.  Come learn beginning card games like Go Fish, War and Old Maid.  Then go home and play them with your family!  For ages 4 & up. Register online beginning 6/19/2019

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Book Babies! Summer Drop-ins (Walkers)

July 10 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Miss Marie for summer Book Babies!  Enjoy bounces, rhymes, a special book and free-play afterward. Room size limits the class to the first 25 children to arrive.  Numbers are given out 15 mins. before the start of class.

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Book Babies! Summer Drop-ins (Pre-Walkers)

July 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Miss Marie for Summer Book Babies!  Enjoy songs, rhymes, bounces and a special book.  Stay afterward for free-play and socializing. Room size limits the class to the first 25 children to arrive.  Numbers are given out 15 mins. before the start of class.

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Simple Machines Camp

July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for a 3 day camp to explore the advanced technology of simple machines. The plane, lever, wedge, wheel, pulley, and screw can be found all around you. Each day we will explore two simple machines with a project that exemplifies the power of the machine. Please commit to all three days: Monday-Wednesday, July 8-10. For rising 3rd-5th graders. Registration opens online June 19.

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Pizza & Pages for grades 6-7

July 10 @ 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 Posted by John David Anderson this month.  Join Librarians Kathleen Crouse & Cathy Townsend for the discussion & a pizza dinner with dessert. Register online.

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Tales for Tots (18-36 mos.) Summer Drop-ins

July 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until July 25, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Ms. Audrey for Summer Tales for Tots!  Enjoy songs, rhymes, some good books and dancing!  Stay afterward for free-play & socializing. Room size limits the class to the first 25 children to arrive.  Numbers are given out 15 mins. before the start of class.

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The Reluctant Dragon

July 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Lionheart Puppet Company presents The Reluctant Dragon, a one-man production featuring hand and rod puppetry as well as original music. Based on the story by Kenneth Grahame, The Reluctant Dragon is the story of a young village boy who discovers a dragon in the mountains.  Can he convince the villagers that the dragon just wants to be friends? This 45 minutes performance is great for ages 4-11 and will include a demonstration and Q & A session following the performance. Drop-in.

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Preview Performance of Treasure Island

July 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Christine’s Garden, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The Summer Theatre of New Canaan presents a preview of their show Treasure Island.  Join the actors in the big tent for songs & scenes from the show!  For ages 5 & up with an adult. Drop-in.  Located in the Library's Christine's Garden, at the corner of South and Maple Streets. Chicago theater group Bros Do Prose have re-imagined the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel. Two brilliant actors perform high-energy storytelling with audience engagement. Everyday items are creatively integrated into…

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Robotics for Little Ones-Grades K-2

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until July 20, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Learn robotics and programming with Ozobots. These fun little robots are capable of doing amazing things. Kids learn the concepts of programming by using Ozocodes where color codes control the behavior of the robot. Later kids will move onto a block-based program where the lessons guide the kids from Introductory to Advanced concepts such as loops, variables, and functions.  For grades K-2nd.  Meets 2 consecutive Saturdays.  Please be available for both days. Presented by Happy Code Club. Register online beginning…

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3-5 yrs. Storytime Summer Drop-in

July 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 23, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us on Tuesdays @ 9:30am for a fun drop-in storytime!  Enjoy lots of good books along with songs, rhymes and other activities during the summer months.  

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Epic Foam Sword Battle!

July 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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***PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE! TUESDAY, JULY 16!!*** "Hear ye, hear ye, let it be known to all Knights near and far that on July 16, in the year two thousand and nineteen, a great epic foam sword battle will commence for the joy and amusement of all those who attend." Both parents and kids are encouraged to don their "armor" and participate in a fun engaging lesson and a series of contests presented by Way of the Sword Fencing Academy.…

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Card Sharks: Solitaire

July 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on August 13, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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You'll never be bored again!  Come in and learn some of these classic solitaire games!  We will learn an assortment of games from this selection, Clock Solitaire, Pyramid, Classic Solitaire and Spider.  For grades 1-4. Register online beginning 6/19/2019

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Book Babies! Summer Drop-ins (Walkers)

July 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Miss Marie for summer Book Babies!  Enjoy bounces, rhymes, a special book and free-play afterward. Room size limits the class to the first 25 children to arrive.  Numbers are given out 15 mins. before the start of class.

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Book Babies! Summer Drop-ins (Pre-Walkers)

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Miss Marie for Summer Book Babies!  Enjoy songs, rhymes, bounces and a special book.  Stay afterward for free-play and socializing. Room size limits the class to the first 25 children to arrive.  Numbers are given out 15 mins. before the start of class.

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Tales for Tots (18-36 mos.) Summer Drop-ins

July 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until July 25, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Ms. Audrey for Summer Tales for Tots!  Enjoy songs, rhymes, some good books and dancing!  Stay afterward for free-play & socializing. Room size limits the class to the first 25 children to arrive.  Numbers are given out 15 mins. before the start of class.

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Makey Makey Medieval Instruments

July 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Travel back in time to explore medieval instruments then code your own version using Makey Makey kits and Scratch. Makey Makey is a microcontroller that acts as an extension of your computer keyboard. When you attach an object to the board, it acts just like a key on the keyboard. With a Makey Makey, scrap cardboard, basic craft materials, and your imagination, design & play an instrument all your own! For rising 2-4 graders. Registration opens online June 19.

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Robotics for Little Ones-Grades K-2

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until July 20, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Learn robotics and programming with Ozobots. These fun little robots are capable of doing amazing things. Kids learn the concepts of programming by using Ozocodes where color codes control the behavior of the robot. Later kids will move onto a block-based program where the lessons guide the kids from Introductory to Advanced concepts such as loops, variables, and functions.  For grades K-2nd.  Meets 2 consecutive Saturdays.  Please be available for both days. Presented by Happy Code Club. Register online beginning…

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Crafty Dragons

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Let's get crafty! Dragons can be constructed in many different shapes and sizes. Join Miss Marie as we build some fire-breathing dragons, dragons that live in books and a collaborative craft that will help decorate our own 'dragon' Giuseppe's tank!  For grades K-2. Register online beginning on 6/19/2019

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3-5 yrs. Storytime Summer Drop-in

July 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 23, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us on Tuesdays @ 9:30am for a fun drop-in storytime!  Enjoy lots of good books along with songs, rhymes and other activities during the summer months.  

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Card Sharks: Aces

July 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on August 20, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Have fun learning card games you will play all your life!  We will teach games such as Gin Rummy, Hearts and Spit. Register online beginning 6/19/2019

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Young Critics for grades 4-6

July 23 @ 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 discussing All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson this month.  Join Librarian Cathy Townsend for the discussion and a pizza dinner with dessert. Register online.

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Book Babies! Summer Drop-ins (Walkers)

July 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Miss Marie for summer Book Babies!  Enjoy bounces, rhymes, a special book and free-play afterward. Room size limits the class to the first 25 children to arrive.  Numbers are given out 15 mins. before the start of class.

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Book Babies! Summer Drop-ins (Pre-Walkers)

July 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Miss Marie for Summer Book Babies!  Enjoy songs, rhymes, bounces and a special book.  Stay afterward for free-play and socializing. Room size limits the class to the first 25 children to arrive.  Numbers are given out 15 mins. before the start of class.

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Tales for Tots (18-36 mos.) Summer Drop-ins

July 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until July 25, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Ms. Audrey for Summer Tales for Tots!  Enjoy songs, rhymes, some good books and dancing!  Stay afterward for free-play & socializing. Room size limits the class to the first 25 children to arrive.  Numbers are given out 15 mins. before the start of class.

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StoryCrafters present ‘Nurturing a Family Storytelling Tradition’

July 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Nurturing a Family Storytelling Tradition: A Multi-Generational 'Playshop' in Story Games, Storytelling, and Building a Love for Literacy. Storytelling as an activity in the home has many purposes: It helps build relationships; it establishes and enhances playful communication; it develops language in children; it creates interactive alternatives to a preponderance of visual media and stimulation in the modern world. There are so many ways to play with stories.  Learn to craft your family's stories at this fun workshop. For families…

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Native American Musical Traditions

July 30 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Mashantucket Pequot Museum educators to experience traditional music and dance in Native American Culture. Participants learn the importance of the creative arts and expression through singing and dancing. This interactive program gets the participants up and moving to the beat of the drum.  For families with children ages 4 & up. Register online beginning 6//19/2019.

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Harry Potter Book Group

July 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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If you've finished the series but still can't get enough, join the Librarians for a group discussion & Harry Potter birthday party !  Bring your questions & comments, observations and opinions!  (Not for those who are still reading the series because of spoilers.) Register online beginning 6/19/2019

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August 2019

Joust Quest for 1st-2nd Grade

August 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The bravest in the land are called on to embark upon a quest that will test their teamwork, wayfinding and problem-solving skills. Working with a band of fellow travelers, solve a series of puzzles to discover the hidden treasure. For rising 1st-2nd graders. Registration opens online June 19.

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Scratch Camp for grades 3-5

August 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until August 8, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Bards of the court are invited to retell the classic tale: Dragons Love Tacos. Plot out the story then translate it into code to animate it. We will be focusing on the programming concepts of triggers, functions and order of execution. Students must be able to attend all four days. Register online beginning 6/19/2019

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Calligraphy/Illumination Camp for grades 3-5

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until August 8, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Become a Master Scribe!  We will learn to do Gothic Calligraphy then make a beautiful illuminated letter on "parchment paper" using ink, watercolor & metallic paints.  Please commit to all four days. Register online beginning 6/19/2019.

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Scratch Camp for grades 3-5

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until August 8, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Bards of the court are invited to retell the classic tale: Dragons Love Tacos. Plot out the story then translate it into code to animate it. We will be focusing on the programming concepts of triggers, functions and order of execution. Students must be able to attend all four days. Register online beginning 6/19/2019

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Calligraphy/Illumination Camp for grades 3-5

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until August 8, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Become a Master Scribe!  We will learn to do Gothic Calligraphy then make a beautiful illuminated letter on "parchment paper" using ink, watercolor & metallic paints.  Please commit to all four days. Register online beginning 6/19/2019.

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Card Sharks: Deuces

August 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on August 6, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Cards are a great way to learn numbers and counting.  Come learn beginning card games like Go Fish, War and Old Maid.  Then go home and play them with your family!  For ages 4 & up. Register online beginning 6/19/2019

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Scratch Camp for grades 3-5

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until August 8, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Bards of the court are invited to retell the classic tale: Dragons Love Tacos. Plot out the story then translate it into code to animate it. We will be focusing on the programming concepts of triggers, functions and order of execution. Students must be able to attend all four days. Register online beginning 6/19/2019

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Calligraphy/Illumination Camp for grades 3-5

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until August 8, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Become a Master Scribe!  We will learn to do Gothic Calligraphy then make a beautiful illuminated letter on "parchment paper" using ink, watercolor & metallic paints.  Please commit to all four days. Register online beginning 6/19/2019.

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Scratch Camp for grades 3-5

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until August 8, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Bards of the court are invited to retell the classic tale: Dragons Love Tacos. Plot out the story then translate it into code to animate it. We will be focusing on the programming concepts of triggers, functions and order of execution. Students must be able to attend all four days. Register online beginning 6/19/2019

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Calligraphy/Illumination Camp for grades 3-5

August 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until August 8, 2019

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Become a Master Scribe!  We will learn to do Gothic Calligraphy then make a beautiful illuminated letter on "parchment paper" using ink, watercolor & metallic paints.  Please commit to all four days. Register online beginning 6/19/2019.

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Summer Painting with Betsy Beach

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join artist Betsy Beach for a mixed media workshop using sponge painting, washi tape, & collage to create a wonderful summer scene! Bring a smock. For students in rising grades 1-4. Register online beginning 6/19/2019

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Art Detectives: Flora & Fauna!

August 12 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Children will see and talk about the work of Jennifer Williams in the gallery and return to the studio with Mary Moross to create their own flora or fauna in crayon and watercolor.  For children entering grades 1-4. Register online beginning 6/19/2019

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Bring the Hoopla!

August 13 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Providing custom hula hoops, Bring the Hoopla allows children to experience exercise as play.  Dance, learn tricks & just have fun to the  music.  Enjoy learning moves & creating your own!  Best for ages 5 & up. Register online beginning 6/19/2019

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Card Sharks: Solitaire

August 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on August 13, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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You'll never be bored again!  Come in and learn some of these classic solitaire games!  We will learn an assortment of games from this selection, Clock Solitaire, Pyramid, Classic Solitaire and Spider.  For grades 1-4. Register online beginning 6/19/2019

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Joust Quest for 3rd-4th Grade

August 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The bravest in the land are called on to embark upon a quest that will test their teamwork, wayfinding and problem-solving skills. Working with a band of fellow travelers, solve a series of puzzles to discover the hidden treasure. For rising 3rd-4th graders. Registration opens online June 19.

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Card Sharks: Aces

August 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on August 20, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Have fun learning card games you will play all your life!  We will teach games such as Gin Rummy, Hearts and Spit. Register online beginning 6/19/2019

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Turtle Dance Music: Space!

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Space! The Cosmos For Kids is a fun techno-space-dance-party for kids. Each song includes dancing, music technology and information about our solar system to a thumping beat. Audience members will meet aliens from outer space, travel through black holes, discover the different characteristics of the eight planets, sing karaoke, participate in a rap battle about the sun and learn about the differences between revolution and rotation. Each song in the 45-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences…

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