National Library Week - April 8 - 14 - Libraries Lead!

National Library Week
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.

The Lucy Robbins Welles Library is celebrating National Library Week from April 8 - 14. This year's theme is Libraries Lead.

The Library had many services that are available to all residents of Newington. Come in and check them out or click her for more information.

Special programming
for kids, teens and adults for
National Library Week

Libraries Lead
passport to CT libraries

Passport to Connecticut Libraries
April 2 – 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 and you will be entered into a state drawing, one for adults and one for children. 

Born into Royalty

Brown Bag it With Royalty
Tuesdays 12:00 p.m.

We’re celebrating the upcoming Royal Wedding with a 4 film documentary series about the Royal Family. Bring your lunch. We’ll provide dessert and enjoy all things Royal.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Born into Royalty
Tuesday, April 10, 12:00 p.m. 
Charts the history of the Royal babies born in recent times. Running time 76 minutes.


Nutmeg Book Party
Tuesday, April 10, 2:00 p.m.
Have you read a Nutmeg Award book this year?  If you are in 2nd through 6th grade, you are invited to our Nutmeg Book Party. There will be activities, snacks and, of course, voting for your favorite book!  Registration begins March 27.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

MyGym logo

My Gym
Wednesday, April 11, 10:15 a.m. (replaces the 2 year old storytime)
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.


Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesday, April 11, 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.

sugar blues

Sugar Blues 
Wednesday, April 11, 6:30 p.m.

Suffering from afternoon fatigue? You may have the sugar blues. Learn easy steps to increase energy and maintain focus from. You will also learn about the hidden sugars in everyday foods and the health problems that result from sugar consumption. Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Khara Aberle will tell us how it’s done.

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

Art Sparks!
Thursday, April 12, 2:00 p.m.
Let's try some cool new and classic art forms. Learn, explore, and discover your inner artist! Registration for kids in grades 1-6 begins March 29.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

alfred hitchcock
Great Directors and Their Films
Alfred Hitchcock
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
With a series introduction by Stuart Barnett and film commentaries by Gil Gigliotti.

Thursday, April 12, 6:30 p.m.
 CCSU Professor Stuart Barnett will introduce this film series with a talk about the master of suspense Hitchcock and his films. CCSU Professor Gil Gigliotti will host the screenings.
Disney/Pixar's Coco

Cinema City - Coco
Friday, April 13, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
In Disney/Pixar’s vibrant tale of family, fun and adventure, an aspiring young musician named Miguel embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors.  The movie is rated PG and runs 110 minutes long.  Bring your lunch and we will provide desserts.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Spring Craft bee

Spring Craft Day
Saturday, April 14, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
It’s Spring in the Children’s Department.  Table crafts will be set up for your enjoyment all day long.  Stop by to create a colorful craft!

Sponsored by the Newington High School National English Honor Society.

willy wonka
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Movie
Saturday, April 14, 1:00 p.m.

Get ready for the Desserts Ever After program with a movie matinee starring Gene Wilder.  This movie is rated G and runs 100 minutes.  Light refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.