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Online Events/Programs via Zoom Cloud Meetings, YouTube and NCTV

Even though our building is closed until further notice, we are still here for you!  We are updating this page with new events all the time, and if you would like to see a specific type of program, let us know!  Stay safe and healthy Newington!

Some events will take place on Zoom Cloud Meetings and all of the information on how to join an event can be found by clicking here. Registration is required. Participants who register will be emailed a link to access the Zoom program prior to the event. We hope to see you there!  

Other events, which are not live and do not require registration are on our YouTube Channel and can be accessed via YouTube. There will also be some Live YouTube events scheduled that will require registration. Some of our library programs with community partners will be available on NCTV on Tuesdays @10:00 a.m. and Thursdays @ 7:00 p.m. throughout July and August.

Some events will be available through Facebook Live and the link will be available on this page, on the day of the program.

  1. Phone: 860-665-8700

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Imagine Your Story 2020

Teen Summer Reading - Click here for more information or to register.
Registration begins Monday, June 22
Program runs from June 22 - August 14

By registering and participating you will be eligible for giveaways throughout the summer. Last day for Teen Summer Reading Program is Friday August 14. A grand prize will be picked from participants.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Grab & Go Crafts
Begins Monday, June 22 through August 28

Each week we will have crafts ready for pick up! Please note that supplies are limited and may be things you have at home. Call to register the Monday of that particular week to reserve a craft bag for curbside pickup. 

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July 1 –  August 28, weekdays only
The Lucy Robbins Welles Library presents the Page Turner Adventures series! Get ready to laugh, have fun, and be entertained! This NINE week program series will run from July 1- August 28. Each week will feature a different theme and each day will bring a new adventure! Access a new link each weekday on the Teen or Kids event page.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Overview Week 2: https://player.vimeo.com/video/428175829 

Wednesday: AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR DAY – Get ready for fun interviews and activities with some of the most amazing authors and illustrators in the business! In addition to the interview, there will be read-alongs, activities, and trivia games. Length: 30 minutes.
Priscilla Alpaugh: https://player.vimeo.com/video/426196579 

Thursday: TWEEN DAY – Crafts and activities for upper elementary and middle school kids. Length: 30 minutes.
Space Case Craft: https://player.vimeo.com/video/426323333
Bonus video: Emission Impossible: https://player.vimeo.com/video/426194386  

Friday – SPECIAL GUEST DAY – Each week, watch a bonus show with another amazing performer! These include Ringling Clowns, magicians, Grammy winning singers, ventriloquists, and more. You’ll also “visit” exciting places like zoos, science museums, and the International Clown Hall of Fame. Length: 30 minutes.
Janet Ivy from Janet’s Planet: https://player.vimeo.com/video/426355977  

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Magic Workshop (Virtual)
Tuesday, July 28, 4:00 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to learn some Magic? Here is your chance! Join us for a hands on magic learning experience, leaving everyone with some skills using ordinary, household objects! Registration is required. The program will be held through Zoom. Registrants will be emailed the link a few days before the event.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Jester Jim (Virtual)
Friday, August 14, at 10:30 a.m.

All ages event! Jester Jim joins us live to witness his awe inspiring juggling skills. Registration is required. All registrants will be emailed the link to the program.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Injury Prevention Strategies for Athletes with Licensed Athletic Trainer Jenn Tirillo (Virtual)

Using her experience working with youth athletes up through Olympic level hopefuls, Jenn will demonstrate key self-care techniques, dynamic warm up exercises and more. The video can be accessed by clicking on the link below.

Watch the video here

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Teen Yoga for Anxiety with Cynthia (Virtual)

Join librarian and Parks and Rec Yoga Instructor Cynthia for this fun program. If you have some familiarity with yoga postures and want to further explore the practice of yoga to decrease anxiety, then this one’s for you!

 Watch the video here

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Teen Yoga for Changing Your Mood (Virtual)

Join librarian and Parks and Rec Yoga Instructor Cynthia to learn how yoga positions can change your mood. If you have some familiarity with yoga postures and want to further explore the practice of yoga, then you will enjoy it for sure! The video can be accessed by clicking the link below. 

Watch the video here.