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October 2018

Tales for Tots (18-36 mos.)

October 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until November 2, 2018

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 2, 2018

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Drop-in for songs, rhymes, music fun & special books!  Stay for free-play and socializing after class. For children 18-36 mos. with a caregiver. 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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Art Detectives: Create Abstract Paintings!

October 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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**This workshop is currently FULL.  Add your name to the wait list HERE.** Students join artist & art educator, Mary Moross in the Gallery to examine the abstract architectural paintings by Susan Tremaine on display.  In the studio afterward, they will use tempera paint to create abstract paintings.  Bring a smock to protect clothing.  For grades 1-4.  

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3-5’s Storytime

October 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until October 30, 2018

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Friday, repeating until November 2, 2018

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A weekly themed storytime with special books, music fun & an occasional art or STEM project. Registration begins in person, in the Children's Room on Sept. 5 @ 9:15 AM.  Phone registration accepted after 9:45 AM.  

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Time for Twos

October 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 1, 2018

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until November 2, 2018

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A registered program for ages 24-35 mos.  Come enjoy rhymes & songs,  stories & a snack! Registration opens in-person in the Children's Room on Sept. 5 at 9:15 AM.

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Crazy 8’s Club

October 23 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 2, 2018

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A registered program for  math exploration & fun!  Learn more about time, measuring, shapes, angles & other concepts.  For grades 1 & 2. Registration opens in-person in the Children's Room on Sept. at 9:15 AM.  Phone registration will be taken after 9:45 AM.

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Young Critics Book Group for grades 4-6

October 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 are reading The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Glaser this month.  Join Librarian Cathy Townsend for the discussion and a pizza dinner with special dessert! Then come meet the author at the Middle School Extravaganza on the following Sunday. Please register ONLINE.

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Book Babies! (Walkers)

October 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2018

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Drop-in for rhymes & bounces, songs & a special book.  Stay afterwards for free play & socializing.  For babies to 18 mos. & caregivers. Room size limits participation to the first 25 babies to arrive.  Numbers are given out 15 mins. before the program starts.

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Book Babies! (Pre-walkers)

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2018

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Drop-in for songs & rhymes, bounces & a special book.  Stay for free-play & socializing.  For babies 3-12 mos. with a caregiver. Room size limits participation to the first 25 children to arrive.  Numbers are given out 15 mins. before class begins.

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After-School Adventurers

October 24 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 2, 2018

A registered program for grades K-2.   Join Miss Marie for a session of mystery!  Each week you'l listen to chapters from The Boxcar Children series & learn to make secret codes or how to track footprints & fingerprints, how to make disguises or other mysterious activities! Registration opens on Weds., Sept 5 @ 9:15 in the Children's Room. Phone registration will be taken after 9:45 AM. Preference is given to New Canaan residents with a valid New Canaan Library card.

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After-School Arts & Crafts-grades 2-4

October 25 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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**Registration is currently FULL.  Add your name to the wait list HERE.** Join us to make a different international project each month!  In October we will be making a version of Guatemalan worry dolls.  

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3-5’s Storytime

October 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until October 30, 2018

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Friday, repeating until November 2, 2018

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A weekly themed storytime with special books, music fun & an occasional art or STEM project. Registration begins in person, in the Children's Room on Sept. 5 @ 9:15 AM.  Phone registration accepted after 9:45 AM.  

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Time for Twos

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 1, 2018

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until November 2, 2018

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A registered program for ages 24-35 mos.  Come enjoy rhymes & songs,  stories & a snack! Registration opens in-person in the Children's Room on Sept. 5 at 9:15 AM.

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Sing-Along with Robert the Guitar Guy!

October 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Robert, his guitar & other trusty friends for your favorite songs & more!  Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers with an adult. Drop-in

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Middle Grade Author Extravaganza!

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Calling all readers from ages 8 to 12, aspiring writers, and their families!!  On Sunday, October 28th from 1:00-3:00pm, in partnership with Elm Street Books, the Library will be hosting a Middle Grade Author Extravaganza! Eleven nationally published children’s authors are coming out to New Canaan for the day and will be discussing their work and themselves at an informal panel discussion from 1:00-2:00pm and from 2:00-3:00pm there will be an opportunity for a meet, greet, and book signing with…

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Tales for Tots (18-36 mos.)

October 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until November 2, 2018

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 2, 2018

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Drop-in for songs, rhymes, music fun & special books!  Stay for free-play and socializing after class. For children 18-36 mos. with a caregiver. 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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3-5’s Storytime

October 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until October 30, 2018

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Friday, repeating until November 2, 2018

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

A weekly themed storytime with special books, music fun & an occasional art or STEM project. Registration begins in person, in the Children's Room on Sept. 5 @ 9:15 AM.  Phone registration accepted after 9:45 AM.  

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Time for Twos

October 30 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 1, 2018

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until November 2, 2018

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A registered program for ages 24-35 mos.  Come enjoy rhymes & songs,  stories & a snack! Registration opens in-person in the Children's Room on Sept. 5 at 9:15 AM.

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Crazy 8’s Club

October 30 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 2, 2018

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A registered program for  math exploration & fun!  Learn more about time, measuring, shapes, angles & other concepts.  For grades 1 & 2. Registration opens in-person in the Children's Room on Sept. at 9:15 AM.  Phone registration will be taken after 9:45 AM.

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Book Babies! (Walkers)

October 31 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2018

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Drop-in for rhymes & bounces, songs & a special book.  Stay afterwards for free play & socializing.  For babies to 18 mos. & caregivers. Room size limits participation to the first 25 babies to arrive.  Numbers are given out 15 mins. before the program starts.

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Book Babies! (Pre-walkers)

October 31 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2018

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Drop-in for songs & rhymes, bounces & a special book.  Stay for free-play & socializing.  For babies 3-12 mos. with a caregiver. Room size limits participation to the first 25 children to arrive.  Numbers are given out 15 mins. before class begins.

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After-School Adventurers

October 31 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 2, 2018

A registered program for grades K-2.   Join Miss Marie for a session of mystery!  Each week you'l listen to chapters from The Boxcar Children series & learn to make secret codes or how to track footprints & fingerprints, how to make disguises or other mysterious activities! Registration opens on Weds., Sept 5 @ 9:15 in the Children's Room. Phone registration will be taken after 9:45 AM. Preference is given to New Canaan residents with a valid New Canaan Library card.

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November 2018

Time for Twos

November 1 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until November 1, 2018

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until November 2, 2018

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A registered program for ages 24-35 mos.  Come enjoy rhymes & songs,  stories & a snack! Registration opens in-person in the Children's Room on Sept. 5 at 9:15 AM.

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Tales for Tots (18-36 mos.)

November 1 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until November 2, 2018

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 2, 2018

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Drop-in for songs, rhymes, music fun & special books!  Stay for free-play and socializing after class. For children 18-36 mos. with a caregiver. 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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CT Science Center: Playing with Polymers! For grades 1-2

November 1 @ 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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**This class is currently FULL.  Add your name to the wait list HERE.** Join an instructor from the Connecticut Science Center to investigate how polymers are made by cross-linking molecules. Explore different properties of polymers using super-absorbent powders, squishy orbs, and stretchy goo!  For 1st and 2nd graders. The Connecticut Science Center's Science in Motion Traveling Programs are a mix of science demonstrations and hands-on activities that spark students’ scientific curiosity, and encourage students to explore how science is part of…

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3-5’s Storytime

November 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until October 30, 2018

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Friday, repeating until November 2, 2018

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

A weekly themed storytime with special books, music fun & an occasional art or STEM project. Registration begins in person, in the Children's Room on Sept. 5 @ 9:15 AM.  Phone registration accepted after 9:45 AM.  

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Time for Twos

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 1, 2018

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until November 2, 2018

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A registered program for ages 24-35 mos.  Come enjoy rhymes & songs,  stories & a snack! Registration opens in-person in the Children's Room on Sept. 5 at 9:15 AM.

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Norwalk Symphony: (Not) Just for Kids! Mixed Ensemble

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join members of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra as they present a mixed ensemble.  Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion - each has a variety of voices. From piccolo to double bass, the music the instruments produce vary in many ways but they all join to make an orchestra. Best for families with children ages 5 and up.  Register HERE. This show's theme is 'Celebrate Peace.'  Helena Brown, a local Norwalk soprano, will perform with Music Director Jonathan Yates accompanying on the…

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten Kickoff Party!

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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One event on November 7, 2018 at 4:15pm

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Come read & grow with us!  Drop-in to celebrate the kickoff of our 1000 Books before Kindergarten program with a cool dance party!  We will be giving out posters & instructions to get you started with your reading! Why 1000 Books before Kindergarten?  Parents & caregivers are children's first educators and by reading aloud to your child you are building early literacy skills as early as birth! the more you read to your child the more language, songs, sounds, gestures…

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Code a Scratch Game for Grades 2-4

November 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Code a Rock, Paper, Scissors computer game using the popular coding program Scratch. Get familiar with the blocks in Scratch and coding concepts such as variables, events and randomness. No Scratch experience needed. For grades 2-4. Please register>>

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Reptiles & Amphibians

November 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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No school today?  Explore the wonderful world of reptiles and amphibians! Meet various examples from these two similar, yet different groups of animals.  Learn about their natural history and the importance of their conservation.  You will also have a chance to pet a gator, stare into the eyes of a huge toad, and touch a giant python!  Presented by Riverside Reptiles. Drop-in

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten Kickoff Party!

November 7 @ 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
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One event on November 7, 2018 at 4:15pm

Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Come read & grow with us!  Drop-in to celebrate the kickoff of our 1000 Books before Kindergarten program with a cool dance party!  We will be giving out posters & instructions to get you started with your reading! Why 1000 Books before Kindergarten?  Parents & caregivers are children's first educators and by reading aloud to your child you are building early literacy skills as early as birth! the more you read to your child the more language, songs, sounds, gestures…

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Pizza & Pages for grades 6-7

November 7 @ 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 discussion group is reading Refugee by Alan Gratz this month.  Join Librarians Cathy Townsend & Kathleen Crouse for the discussion and a pizza dinner with special dessert. Please register ONLINE.

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Time for Twos

November 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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A registered program for ages 24-35 mos.  Come enjoy rhymes & songs,  stories & a snack! Registration opens in-person in the Children's Room on Sept. 5 at 9:15 AM.

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Tales for Tots (18-36 mos.)

November 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Drop-in for songs, rhymes, music fun & special books!  Stay for free-play and socializing after class. For children 18-36 mos. with a caregiver. 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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1000 Books Before Kindergarten~ What is it?

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us for an informational session about this new program the Library is offering! Parents, grandparents & caregivers are invited to join Miss Marie in the Children's Room as she explains the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program and how you support your children's early literacy growth by reading, talking, playing & singing from the moment of birth!   Register for the program using Beanstack's online program and app & get book recommendations. Drop-in

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Create & Code a Joystick Game~ grades 4-6

November 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30pm, repeating until November 14, 2018

Learn to create & code a Hummingbird microcontroller joystick game using Scratch programming.  Meets Monday 11/12-Wednesday 11/14.  Please commit to all three sessions. Please register ONLINE.

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Create & Code a Joystick Game~ grades 4-6

November 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30pm, repeating until November 14, 2018

Learn to create & code a Hummingbird microcontroller joystick game using Scratch programming.  Meets Monday 11/12-Wednesday 11/14.  Please commit to all three sessions. Please register ONLINE.

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Create & Code a Joystick Game~ grades 4-6

November 14 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:30pm, repeating until November 14, 2018

Learn to create & code a Hummingbird microcontroller joystick game using Scratch programming.  Meets Monday 11/12-Wednesday 11/14.  Please commit to all three sessions. Please register ONLINE.

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Fiesta Concert with Flor Bromley

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Flor Bromley for a 45 minute bilingual musical experience that brings together music from all over the world! Music combined with puppets & storytelling makes her performance especially magical!  Flor will play songs from her new bilingual album "Chiqui Music Boom", a collection of songs that transports you to a world of imagination inside a child's mind.  These songs along with bilingual versions of popular children's classics and fun puppetry will have the whole family laughing and dancing, broadening…

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Sing-Along with Robert the Guitar Guy

November 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Robert, his guitar & other trusty friends for your favorite songs and more!  Perfect for toddlers & preschoolers with an adult. Drop-in.

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Art Detectives: Encaustic Painting!

November 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Students in grades 1-4 join art educator Mary Moross in the Gallery to investigate the encaustic paintings on display.  In the studio, students will use oil pastels & crayon to create work inspired by the art they've seen.  Bring a smock to protect clothing. Please register ONLINE

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Young Critics for grades 4-6

November 27 @ 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 discussion group is reading The Loser's Club by Andrew Clements this month.  Join Librarian Cathy Townsend for the discussion and a pizza dinner with special dessert. Please register ONLINE.

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