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Join the Friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library between September 1 and October 20 and enter to win a surprise giveaway – a Fall in Love with Reading Basket (on display at the library). The name of each new or renewed member will be entered into the drawing to be held at the Friends Reception on Saturday, October 21.
Calling all children from birth through grade 5 who live in Newington! Apply for a library card at the Circulation Desk, then come to the Children’s Department to receive a free goody bag.
For adults and teens - Sign-up for a library card at the Circulation desk. Then present it at the Adult Information Desk and receive a small gift.
This drive is for new registrants only.
We put together packets of fun just for you. Each packet will include puzzles, word games, and more! Stop by to pick up your packet on or after the dates listed above.
King Arthur’s Flour: Easy as Pie – Virtual In-Person / Online
King Arthur Flour offers a virtual baking demonstration with a baking expert. As King Arthur said, this is not a “follow along and make at home” workshop. Instead, this class is a live demo with expert tips, tricks, techniques, and discussion. Join us virtually from home or visit us at the library to view with fellow bakers. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, and a collaboration with Rocky Hill, Wethersfield, and Berlin Libraries.
Have a Kindle Paperwhite and not sure how to access materials? Attend this hands-on session! You will need your library card, smartphone or tablet to download the Libby app, your Amazon account login, and your Kindle Paperwhite. Registration Required.
Georg Baker will be back with more strategies for being safe! Joining her is Gregg Morrison from Kaze-Kai Karate. The two will talk about and demonstrate how to keep attackers away from you. Registration required.
Stories and songs for the whole family. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Stories and songs for children 9 – 24 months, siblings, and their caregivers. Registration required.
Join us for this program geared for families with young children who have special needs. All are welcome! Partnered with Creative Interventions, LLC. Registration required.
Stories, songs, and crafts for children 24 months and older, siblings, and their caregivers. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Love cooking with your kids? This program is just for preschoolers ages 3 – 4, with a caregiver. We will start with a story and then make apple crescent rolls. Registration begins September 13. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Stories, songs, and crafts for children ages 3 – 5, without caregivers. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Teen Corner in the library
Hang out with friends in the Teen Corner and show off your creativity by making Perler bead creations. Start the school year with a cool new keychain for your backpack or a fun new desk decoration. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.