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August 2019

Chess & Cheese Pizza

August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Teen Section, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
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Play some fun games of chess.  Practice your moves, checkmate new friends, and have some pizza! Grades 5 and up. Register Here.

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Cupcake Club: Shark Week Rescheduled

August 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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It’s not safe in the water! Let’s decorate some cupcakes to celebrate Shark Week. Our pastry chef will teach you professional techniques to make some dangerous-looking treats. Rising 5th – 8th graders. This class is currently full. Please join the waitlist here.

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War Tournament with Jumbo Playing Cards

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Teen Section, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
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Aces are high! Join us for an epic card tournament with prizes, jumbo-sized playing cards, and goblets of hearty ginger ale. Rising 5th -8th grade. Please register here.

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September 2019

Teen Advisory Group: September

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Teen Section, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
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Do you love to read?  Do you want to help plan library displays and programs? Come by and join our Teen Advisory Group for the New Canaan Library.  We meet monthly on Monday evenings to create dynamic displays, curate recommended books, and help plan young adult programs.  This month we will be installing a giant chessboard in the Teen Section! Lots of pizza will be served and we will happily validate community service hours. Rising 5th – 12th graders. Registration begins…

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Rubik’s Cube Roundup

September 12 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Are you a Super Cuber? Have you always wanted to learn how to solve a Rubik’s Cube? Bring your Cube in for a meetup and join us for snacks and puzzling fun.  We will learn simple techniques, race snake eyes and checkerboards, use battle cards, and learn complete solutions.  Beginners and experts welcome! Grades 5 – 8. Registration begins August 26th.

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Young Adult Book Brunch: A Heart In A Body In The World

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This month we will be kicking off the school year with an award winning book about an epic journey of survival and determination: A Heart In A Body In The World by Deb Caletti. Followed by Grandpa Ed in his RV and backed by her brother and friends, Annabelle, eighteen, runs from Seattle to Washington, D.C., becoming a reluctant activist as people connect her journey to her recent trauma. As always, we will enjoy a lively discussion with bagels and home-baked treats! Grades 8…

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Altered Book Group

September 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Altered book journaling is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a poetic and creative form. It’s a wonderful way to repurpose old books and have fun with paint, stamps, stencils, cuts, folds, watercolor resists, embroidery, blackout poetry, image transfers, and collages. This group meets monthly to explore many poetic and artistic techniques! Grades 6-12. Registration details coming soon.

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Cupcake Club

September 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Come learn pastry arts and create edible sensations. Our chef librarian will demonstrate and teach professional decorating techniques. Grades 5-12. Registration to come soon.

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Teen Learn To Knit

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Teen Section, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
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Come by to learn some knitting basics or bring your own project to work on.  The vibe is very casual, we’ll hang out and have tea & cookies while working on our crafts and talking about favorite reads. 6th - 12th grade.

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Improv-abilities

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tackle the world off the cuff! Come hone your skills with on the spot improv fun. Improvisation is the art of creating a theatrical scene with no anticipation, deliberation, or props. We'll learn acting techniques with free form exercises to deal with everyday situations. Pizza will be served! Wear comfortable clothing and bring your imaginary friend. Grades 5th - 8th. Registration information coming soon.

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October 2019

Pumpkin Spice Study Break

October 1 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Teen Section, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
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Take a break from school work and come by for hot Pumpkin Spice Cider and treats. We’ll also make a fun craft so you can take home a relaxing Pumpkin Spice Bath Salt. Grades 5th - 12th.

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Teen Advisory Group: October

October 7 @ 6:00 pm
Teen Section, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
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Do you love to read?  Do you want to help plan library displays and programs? Come by and join our Teen Advisory Group for the New Canaan Library.  We meet monthly on Monday evenings to create dynamic displays, curate recommended books, and help plan young adult programs.  This month we will be installing a giant chessboard in the Teen Section! Lots of pizza will be served and we will happily validate community service hours. Rising 5th – 12th graders. Registration begins…

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Young Adult Book Brunch: October

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teen Section, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
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As always, we will enjoy a lively discussion with bagels and home-baked treats! Grades 8 & up. *7th graders may register with parent or librarian permission. Registration to come.

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Chess Knight

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Come by the library and play some chess. Have some pizza while you practice your moves and checkmate new friends! We will have multiple boards set up for friendly matches. Beginners welcome! Registration information coming soon.

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Teen Learn To Knit

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Teen Section, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
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Come by to learn some knitting basics or bring your own project to work on.  The vibe is very casual, we’ll hang out and have tea & cookies while working on our crafts and talk about favorite reads. 6th - 12th grade. Registration information coming soon.

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Altered Book Group

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Altered book journaling is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a poetic and creative form. It’s a wonderful way to repurpose old books and have fun with paint, stamps, stencils, cuts, folds, watercolor resists, embroidery, blackout poetry, image transfers, and collages. This group meets monthly to explore many poetic and artistic techniques! Grades 6-12. Registration details coming soon.

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Advanced Cookie Decorating: Halloween

October 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Let’s learn how to make exquisitely decorated Halloween cookies.  Our pastry chef will teach basic flooding, flocking, overpiping, and sanding techniques for spooky and delicious treats. For grades 6 and up. Registration information coming soon.

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November 2019

Young Adult Book Brunch: November

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teen Section, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
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As always, we will enjoy a lively discussion with bagels and home-baked treats! Grades 8 & up. *7th graders may register with parent or librarian permission. Registration to come.

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Teen Advisory Group: November

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Teen Section, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
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Do you love to read?  Do you want to help plan library displays and programs? Come by and join our Teen Advisory Group for the New Canaan Library.  We meet monthly on Monday evenings to create dynamic displays, curate recommended books, and help plan young adult programs.  This month we will be installing a giant chessboard in the Teen Section! Lots of pizza will be served and we will happily validate community service hours. Rising 5th – 12th graders. Registration begins…

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Cupcake Club

November 14 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Come learn pastry arts and create edible sensations. Our chef librarian will demonstrate and teach professional decorating techniques. Grades 5-12. Registration to come soon.

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Teen Learn To Knit

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Teen Section, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
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Come by to learn some knitting basics or bring your own project to work on.  The vibe is very casual, we’ll hang out and have tea & cookies while working on our crafts and talk about favorite reads. 6th – 12th grade. Registration information coming soon.

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Altered Book Group

November 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Altered book journaling is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a poetic and creative form. It’s a wonderful way to repurpose old books and have fun with paint, stamps, stencils, cuts, folds, watercolor resists, embroidery, blackout poetry, image transfers, and collages. This group meets monthly to explore many poetic and artistic techniques! Grades 6-12. Registration details coming soon.

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Teen Friendsgiving: Gravy 101

November 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Let’s celebrate the season of gratitude by sharing a special Friendsgiving together.  Our chef librarian will teach you how to make a smooth and flavorful gravy from pan drippings so you can be the hero at your family’s holidays! Come learn the difference between a slurry, a roux, and a buerre manie.  Then we’ll sit down to enjoy the meal together. Please bring a donation for our local community food pantries to participate. Grades 5 to 12. Registration information coming…

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