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  1. Calendar Overlay Library Events - Children (16)
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Library Events - Children

  1. Baby Massage

    July 22, 2019, 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM @ Children's Programming Room

    Please join Lia of Mission Massage for a one-hour workshop to help parents learn more about how to massage their baby and the benefits. Parents with children up to 3 years of age will find massage helps you to find ways to help aid digestion, improve sleep, ease growing pains and calm colicky tendencies. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket if you have one, or there will be extras available. Call to 860-665-8720 register beginning July 8.

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  2. Storytime for Ones

    July 22, 2019, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Programming Room

    Stories, songs and playtime for children 9 - 24 months, siblings and their caregivers.

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  3. Play with Us

    July 23, 2019, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM @ Children's Programming Room

    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.

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  4. Didgeridoo Down Under @ the Senior Center - All Ages

    July 23, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Senior Center

    Join Didgeridoo Down Under in a high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation. The didgeridoo has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. But DDU is more than music. It’s interactive, educational, motivational and super fun for all ages! Call to register beginning July 9.

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  5. Storytime for Twos

    July 24, 2019, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Programming Room

    Stories, songs, playtime and crafts for children 24 months and older, siblings and their caregivers.

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  6. After Lunch Bunch

    July 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Children's Programming Room

    Children entering kindergarten through grade 2, are invited to explore the universe with us each week. A detailed flyer will be available June 1. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  7. Universe of Stories Planetarium Show @ CCSU

    July 24, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ CCSU's Copernican Observatory and Planetarium

    Central CT State University will let library patrons experience the night sky’s thousands of glittering stars during its Planetarium Show. Come get excited about astronomy and learn about the universe around us. Stargazing begins at 8:45 p.m.

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  8. Storytime for 3-6 year olds

    July 25, 2019, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Programming Room

    Storytime, songs and crafts for children ages 3 - 6, without caregivers.

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  9. Afternoon Heat

    July 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Children's Programming Room

    Children entering grades 3–6 are invited to join us for an hour filled with activities designed to let you explore your universe! A detailed flyer will be available June 1. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  10. Family Storytime

    July 25, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM @ Children's Programming Room

    Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round.

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  11. Building with Legos

    July 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Children's Programming Room

    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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  12. Storytime for Ones

    July 29, 2019, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Programming Room

    Stories, songs and playtime for children 9 - 24 months, siblings and their caregivers.

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  13. Play with Us

    July 30, 2019, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM @ Children's Programming Room

    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.

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  14. Storytime for Twos

    July 31, 2019, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Programming Room

    Stories, songs, playtime and crafts for children 24 months and older, siblings and their caregivers.

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  15. After Lunch Bunch

    July 31, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Children's Programming Room

    Children entering kindergarten through grade 2, are invited to explore the universe with us each week. A detailed flyer will be available June 1. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  16. Dinner & a Show

    July 31, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Children's Programming Room

    Children entering grades K - 6 are invited to an evening of entertainment. A buffet dinner will be served promptly at 6:00. At 6:30 we will enjoy a Magic Show starring Ed Popielarczyk, magician and storyteller extraordinaire! Registration and a cash payment of $5 will be taken in person only, starting July 17. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and numerous local restaurants.

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Library Events - Teen

  1. Teen Cupcake Decorating: Space

    July 22, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Library - Community Room

    For grades 6 – 12. Jan Holland will show us how to decorate out-of-this-world cupcakes! Registration required.

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  2. Teen Art: Henna on Wood

    July 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Library - Community Room

    For grades 6 – 12. Come learn how to do henna on wood with Jamie Pinto, from CT Henna Queen! We will also be making laminated galaxy bookmarks while we wait for the henna to dry. Registration required.

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  3. Learn How to DJ

    July 30, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Library - Community Room

    For grades 6 – 12. A DJ from Bach to Rock will bring equipment to show & demonstrate some basics of what it takes to be a DJ. Registration required.

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Senior & Disabled Center

  1. Veterans' Coffee Hour

    July 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Newington Senior & Disabled Center

    All who served in the U. S. Military are invited to attend. Share in camaraderie, develop new friendships and learn about possible benefits, entitlements and services. Coffee Hour will be conducted by Wayne I. Rioux, Veterans Liaison for Hartford Health Care at Home.

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  2. Summer Mixed Media Canvas Class

    July 19, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Newington Senior & Disabled Center

    In this class, participants will use metallic paints, gelato crayons, rust embossing powder and lots of embellishments to create a one-of-a-kind sea life canvas. No artistic experience needed! Fee is $4.00 to cover the cost of materials. Please register in the office or call 860-665-8778.

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  3. Healthy Brain Series

    July 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Newington Senior & Disabled Center

    Back by popular demand! This five-part series will offer tips to keep your brain sharp and activities to challenge the mind, all while having fun. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions. Session 1: Intro – Eat Brain Foods & Stay Hydrated, Session 2: Challenge Your Mind Daily, Session 3: Coping with Changes and Managing Stress, Session 4: Count Sheep – Be Creative and Have Fun, Session 5: Be Positive – Find a Purpose. Presented by Patty O’Brian, CDP, and Michelle Wyman, CDP, dementia specialists, Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging. Please register in the office or call 860-665-8778.

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  4. Drum Circle Experience

    July 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Newington Senior & Disabled Center

    Come be a part of a drum circle. Drummer and instructor Tim Kane will lead participants in a therapeutic hand-drum and percussion circle. No musical experience is needed. Exotic drums from all over the world will be available for use or try a handheld percussion instrument instead. Fee: $5.00. Please register in the office or call 860-665-8778.

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  5. American History Lecture Series

    July 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Newington Senior & Disabled Center

    Revisit and explore American history with this fun lecture series. Each month, Carnegie Mellon University professor Jared Day will present a topic related to our nation’s history, presented over two classes. July’s topic is “The Boiling Republic: The Coming of the Civil War.” $5.00 fee covers both classes. Please register in the office or call 860-665-8778.

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  6. Healthy Brain Series

    July 30, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Newington Senior & Disabled Center

    Back by popular demand! This five-part series will offer tips to keep your brain sharp and activities to challenge the mind, all while having fun. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions. Session 1: Intro – Eat Brain Foods & Stay Hydrated, Session 2: Challenge Your Mind Daily, Session 3: Coping with Changes and Managing Stress, Session 4: Count Sheep – Be Creative and Have Fun, Session 5: Be Positive – Find a Purpose. Presented by Patty O’Brian, CDP, and Michelle Wyman, CDP, dementia specialists, Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging. Please register in the office or call 860-665-8778.

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