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 National Library Week April 10 - 16, 2016
Libraries Transform




National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote and support library use.

The library has so much to offer besides just books. Most of our services are free for our patrons. Click here to see what you can do at the library or from the library's website.

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 National Library Week Programs


Passport to CT Libraries
April 1 – April 30

Discover the world of Connecticut libraries with a Passport to Connecticut Libraries.

Get a passport with your library card, visit participating libraries, get it stamped and receive a token gift.
Visit at least 5 libraries and return your passport to a participating library by May 6 and then you will be entered into state drawing, one for adults and one for children.
More details at the library or on the library website.            



Adult Library BINGO
From April 1 to May 31,
we’ll be playing BINGO.

Visit the library or our website to pick up or
print your card. Each spot on the BINGO board will have challenges for you to complete – visit the library’s website resources, social media, attend programs, and read books to discover the amazing things the library offers. Complete five challenges in a row, column, or diagonally to win BINGO! For each BINGO, you will receive a ticket for a grand prize drawing. Enter all tickets by May 31. The drawing will take place on June 1.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.





 Babies, Books, Bounce and Bubbles!
Monday, April 11, 9:15 a.m.

Join us in a program for our youngest library fans! Babies, ages 0-12 months, and their caregivers will enjoy a stimulating, age-appropriate program that will gently introduce them to the Library. Babies will also receive a “Welcome to the Library” gift bag. Please call to register.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



Made in Connecticut

 The library will host another series of programs from April to October. The series is called Made in Connecticut and will feature companies that make products right here in Connecticut. Programs begin at 7:00 p.m.
Registration required.

CowPots of East Canaan
Monday, April 11, 7:00 p.m

Learn about the innovations that a dairy farming family in Litchfield County is using to turn their cows’ manure into flower pots! Cowpots are plantable and biodegradable pots for your plants.These seed-starting pots are sold nationwide and will be available for sale after the program. There will also be a chance to win a free CowPots 12-pack.
Registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.




Play with Us! 
Tuesdays, April 12, 
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Join us for this program geared for families with young children who have special needs. Meet 
with birth to three-year-old resource professionals and socialize with your peers. All are welcome. No registration necessary. Partnered with Creative Interventions, LLC.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



Connecticut Wildlife
Tuesday, April 12, 1:00 p.m.

Kids in grades K-4, are invited to get up close and personal with some native Connecticut animals. Programmers from the Children's Museum will talk about the human activities that affect these animals. Please call to register. 



  Teen Crafting - DIY Fashion Edition
Tuesday, April 12, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

For grades 6-12. It’s vacation! Prep your closets and your rooms with spring and summer clothes and accessories you've made yourself. Featuring t-shirt design, jewelry making, canvas wall art and more! Bring an oversized shirt or two you don’t mind cutting, painting, and gluing. Registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.




Career Search Strategies:
Uncovering the Hidden Job Market
Wednesday, April 13, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Learn how the database ReferenceUSA can be used to locate and research companies you want to work for, build a business plan and more. TJ Pridell from InformationUSA will be the guest speaker.
Registration required.



Movies and More @ the Library
The Martian
Thursday, April 14, 1:00 p.m.

After a bad storm blows across Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead and left behind. Now stuck on a hostile planet, he must find a way to signal to Earth. Starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain. Running time is 144 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. Pick up FREE tickets at the Adult Information Desk.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library



 Jr. Cookbook Club
Wednesday, April 13, 6:30 p.m.

Join us as we read Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss. Then we will make our own deviled eggs. Junior Chefs in grades K – 2 may call to register.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



 Encountering Dragons
Thursday, April 14, 10:15 a.m.

Leaping Lizards! Come face to face with some living dragons and learn from the Children's Museum how these animals survive and thrive in their different habitats. Please call to register children ages 3-6.



 Special Vacation Week Cozytime Stories
Thursday, April 14, 2:00 p.m. (NOTE EARLY TIME)

In honor of National Library Week, we will read Dewey; there’s a cat in the library! by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter. Then we’ll do a cat craft and enjoy a “cat” snack! Please register children in grades K-4.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



Tech 4 U
Thursday, April 14, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Do you need help downloading your eBook or using your new smartphone? For help with your specific technology questions, make an appointment for a 45 minute session with a librarian today!





 Cinema City
Friday, April 15, 1:00 p.m.

Come on in and settle down with your blanket to watch a showing of The Peanuts Movie. Snacks and prizes will be available for all attendees. The movie is rated G and is 93 minutes long.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



Mockingjay Part 2 Movie Night
Friday, April 15, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

For ages 13-18. Can’t get enough of the Hunger Games? Rumor has it that the movie will be released on March 22. We’re sure you saw it in theaters opening night, but don’t miss the library’s vacation screening! We'll provide the pizza, you bring your fan-filled energy. Registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.




 Pizza Storytime!
Saturday, April 16, 11:00 a.m.

To celebrate National Library Week, we are having a special PIZZA storytime! Pete’s a Pizza! Curious George and the Pizza! Hi Pizza Man and Tony Baroni Loves Macaroni! Just to name a few of the Pizza-themed books we’ll read. And, best of all … we’ll make our own “sweet” Pizza!! Ages 5 and up, please register for this tasty Saturday Storytime.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



 Tales to Tails
Saturday, April 16, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Children who love dogs or need to boost their reading skills may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to a certified therapy dog. Call for more information or to register.

Sponsored by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts, Inc.