Kid's Events

  1. Library

    Physical Address
    95 Cedar Street
    Newington, CT 06111


  2. Children's Services

    Phone: 860-665-8720

Many programs require registration. No registration is necessary unless otherwise noted. 

To register call 860-665-8720.

play with us

Play with Us!
Tuesday, December 18, 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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Partnered with Creative Interventions, LLC.

Art supplies

Stories and Art
Tuesday, December 18, Noon
Join us for a story and art program for 2 - 4 year olds and their caregivers. Registration begins December 4.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Just a Story and a Song! 
Wednesdays, December 19, 10:15 a.m.
Join us for a thirty minute all ages storytime.  We’ll enjoy a story (or two) and a song (or two) to welcome in the morning.

Chess-and-Checkers

Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesday, December 19, 4:00 p.m.
Like to play chess and/or checkers?  We will set up our program room with sets and a knowledgeable adult and teens who can provide basic assistance.  Snacks will be available.  Bring a friend or find one here!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

clip art kids baking

Cookbook Club
Wednesday, December 19, 6:30 p.m.
This month we will prepare a recipe in a Mason jar, yours to keep or give as a gift.  Registration for Chefs in grades 3–6 begins December 5.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

family story time

Family Storytime 
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m. 
Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round.

Ellie-Tales to Tails

Tales to Tails
Thursday, December 20, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Children who love dogs or need to boost their reading skills may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to Ellie, a certified therapy dog.  Registration begins December 6.

Donated by Natalie Harbeson.

Construction Club

Building with LEGO® Bricks
Saturday, December 22, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Come to our monthly gathering to build projects with LEGO® bricks. Due to safety concerns, infants and toddlers will not be allowed in the room.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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My Gym
Wednesday, December 26, 10:15 a.m.
2-4 year olds are welcome to join in with a movement program presented by My Gym of West Hartford.  Be prepared to climb, move and have FUN!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Art Sparks program

Art Sparkles!
Wednesday, December 26, 1:00 p.m.
Let’s try some cool new and classic art forms!  Learn, explore and discover your inner artist.  This workshop will focus on the artist Henri Matisse.  Registration for kids in grades 2 – 6 begins December 12.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

sam-pasco band

Wonderful World of Music
Thursday, December 27, 1:30 p.m.
The young and young-at-heart are invited to hear (and sing along with) the Joe Giangrasso band, re-created from the members of the Sam Pasco Orchestra.   They will be performing a medley of rousing holiday songs for us to enjoy. 

Sponsored by the Bloomfield Rotary.

Barn Owl

How Cool Is That!
Friday, December 28, 10:15 a.m.
Join the science group, How Cool Is That in dissecting owl pellets.  You’ll be amazed!  Registration for kids in grades K – 3 begins December 14.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

keva planks

Special Builder’s Club
Saturday, December 29, 1:30 p.m.
Join us in creating with different types of building materials; to include, LEGO® bricks, keva planks, and blocks. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

New Year's Eve clock

New Year’s Eve Bash
Monday, December 31, 11:15 a.m.
Kids ages 3 – 6 are invited to welcome in 2019 with stories, games, crafts and snacks.  We’ll end with a countdown to 12:00 NOON!  Registration begins December 17.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

just a story and song

Just a Story and a Song! 
Wednesday, January 2, 10:15 a.m.
Join us for a thirty minute all ages storytime.  We’ll enjoy a story (or two) and a song (or two) to welcome in the morning.

families read

Family Storytime 
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round.

large needle with green and pink thread

Sewing Basics
Saturday, January 5, 10:15 a.m.
Learn the basics of sewing.  You will be making your own mini stuffed pillow.  Registration for budding tailors in grades 3-6 begins December 22.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

dog and cat reading on chair

Winter Drop-in Weekly Storytimes
January 7 – February 28
Our regular Winter Session weekly storytimes for ages 9 months through 6 years.  To choose the right one for your child, pick up a detailed schedule in the Children’s Department or click here.

play with us

Play with Us!
Tuesdays, January 8 – February 26, 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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Partnered with Creative Interventions, LLC.

movers and shakers

Movers and Shakers: A Musical Storytime
Tuesday, January 8, Noon
Children ages 2 - 4 and a caregiver are invited to experience music in this high energy program.  Come sing, explore instruments and rhythm patterns, dance and more.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

junior cookbook club

Jr. Cookbook Club
Wednesday, January 9, 6:30 p.m.
Join us as we read the book Marigold Bakes a Cake by Mike Malbrough and then make mug cakes.  Please bring a microwave safe mug from home.  Registration for Junior Chefs in grades K-2 begins December 26.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

pajama music

Pajama Music
Mondays, January 14 – February 11, 6:00 p.m. (No Class January 21)
Children ages 2 - 4 and a caregiver are invited to experience music together. We will sing, explore instruments and rhythm patterns, and listen to great music that will get you moving and dancing.  Finally, we will wind down with a bedtime story.  Come join the fun!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Art supplies

Stories and Art
Tuesday, January 15, Noon
Join us for a story and art program for 2–4 year olds and their caregivers.  Registration begins January 2.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Chess-and-Checkers

Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesday, January 16, 4:00 p.m.
Like to play chess and/or checkers?  We will set up our program room with sets and a knowledgeable adult and teens who can provide basic assistance.  Snacks will be available.  Bring a friend or find one here!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

clip art kids baking

Cookbook Club
Wednesday, January 16, 6:30 p.m.
We’re making mug cakes!  Please bring a microwave safe mug from home. Registration for chefs in grades 3–6 begins January 2.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Ellie-Tales to Tails

Tales to Tails
Thursday, January 17, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Children who love dogs or need to boost their reading skills may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to Ellie, a certified therapy dog.  Registration begins January 3.

Donated by Natalie Harbeson.

dog laying on book

Tales to Tails
Saturday, January 19, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Children who need to boost their reading skills, or just love a good doggie cuddle, may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to a certified R.E.A.D. dog.  Registration begins January 5.

Donated by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts.

Lil Chefs

Li’l Chefs
Wednesday, January 23, 6:00 p.m.
Little kids can cook too!  This new program is for preschoolers, ages 3 – 4 years old and caregivers. We will start with a story and then make “ugly bug” treats. Yum! Registration begins January 9.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

lego club

Building with LEGO® Bricks
Saturday, January 26, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Come to our monthly gathering to build projects with LEGO® bricks. Due to safety concerns, infants and toddlers will not be allowed in the room.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Decoupage box

Get Your Craft On!
Tuesday, January 29, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Join us for various stations of different types of crafts.  Registration for kids K – 6 begins January 15.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.