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   Monday, June 26, 2017
10:00 AM -
Catch a Dragon by the Tale
Event Location: Children's Library
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Summer Reading Club begins today and ends on Saturday August 12 at 12:30pm. The reading club hours are: Monday through Thursday 10am to 8pm, Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday 10am to 12:30pm. Volunteers will be available during those hours to help children with their summer reading activities.


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cardboard Castle
Event Location: Children's Library
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
We want a castle in the middle of the room for our Summer Reading decorations, but we need help! Children in grades 4 and up are invited to join us as we build our cardboard castle! No registration is necessary.


10:00 AM -
Once Upon a Time
Event Location: Children's Library
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
The summer reading program for grades 6-12 begins today at 10am. If you would like to volunteer with the younger children during the summer, please come in and talk to Mrs. Newbury. You may participate in the summer reading program without volunteering, but you may not volunteer without reading! Summer reading ends on Saturday, August 12 at 12:30pm.


   Tuesday, June 27, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cardboard Castle
Event Location: Children's Library
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
We want a castle in the middle of the room for our Summer Reading decorations, but we need help! Children in grades 4 and up are invited to join us as we build our cardboard castle! No registration is necessary.


   Wednesday, June 28, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cardboard Castle
Event Location: Children's Library
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
We want a castle in the middle of the room for our Summer Reading decorations, but we need help! Children in grades 4 and up are invited to join us as we build our cardboard castle! No registration is necessary.


   Thursday, June 29, 2017
2:00 PM -
Medieval Minute to Win It!
Event Location: Children's Library
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
For grades 6-12 only. Registration is required! Test your skills and compete with other teens for prizes!
 



   Friday, June 30, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LEGO Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
For ages 4 and up. Build a fairy tale scene and we'll put it on display! No registration is necessary. This club is not affiliated with or sponsored by LEGO, Inc.


   Saturday, July 1, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Origami Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
For ages 5 and up. Come in and learn this ancient Japanese folded paper craft. We'll be making something related to fairy tales. No registration is necessary.


   Tuesday, July 4, 2017
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Library Closed for July 4 celebration!
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   Wednesday, July 5, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tales with a Tech Twist
Event Location: Computer Lab
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
For those entering 3rd to 5th grade. Participants will use Scratch to code their own interactive stories, animations and games. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. Interested parents can read about it online at scratch.mit.edu/parents. This program requires parental support. Registration is necessary as space is limited and begins on Wednesday, June 21 at 7pm. 


6:00 PM -
Princess Bride
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   8606445404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
For grades 6-12 only! At 6pm we'll have a short discussion of the book, The Princess Bride. The discussion requires registration and copies of the book will be available. At 6:30pm we'll show the Princess Bride movie. You may come to the movie without attending the book discussion. There is no registration necessary for watching the movie.


   Thursday, July 6, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Write On!
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
A writing club for grades 3 and up. Spin a yarn, tell a story-why should the Grimm Brothers get all the glory?! Registration is required and begins on June 26 at 10am.


6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pokemon Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Pokemon trainers of all ages are welcome to join this club. Trade cards or battle. No registration is necessary. 


   Monday, July 10, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Twisted Tales Book Discussion
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
For grades 3-5. We'll discuss The Prince of the Pond by Donna Jo Napoli. Copies of the book will be available; registration is necessary.


5:30 AM -
Hobbit Immersion Camp!
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
This 2 week camp will begin on Monday, July 10th and end on Friday, July 21st. Campers, ages 10 and up, will be required to read 2 chapters of the Hobbit and watch an online webinar from Signum University every day. Copies of the book will be available at the library. There will be other required activities as well. Please see the separate flyer in the Children's Department for more information or call 860-644-5404.
 



   Tuesday, July 11, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose Melodies
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
For infants to age 3. We'll be singing (please don't worry if you don't have a beautiful voice - Rod Stewart doesn't either) nursery rhymes and songs and we'll be having some fun with the parachute. No registration is necessary.


2:00 PM -
Dragon Tales
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
For children ages 3 and up. Children will enjoy fairy tales, dragon stories and activities. No registration is needed.


3:30 PM -
Young Wizards
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Mad Science will present a program for Young Wizards (K-5 students). Taste dry ice butter beer burps, try a levitating wand, use a magic potion to reveal which house you belong to, and more! Space is limited so registration is necessary and begins on June 26 at 10am. 


   Wednesday, July 12, 2017
2:00 PM -
Reading is Magic!
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
The Storycrafters will present fairy tales as they were enjoyed in "the olden days" for the whole family. You will enjoy listening to classic tales, updated tales, and "fractured" tales. No registration is needed, but you will need a free ticket. Pick up your tickets at the Children's Circulation desk beginning June 26 at 10am.


6:30 AM -
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
One of three "beastly" movies we'll be showing in July, this program is for those ages 10 and up only. No registration is required.


2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tales with a Tech Twist
Event Location: Computer Lab
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
For those entering 3rd to 5th grade. Participants will use Scratch to code their own interactive stories, animations and games. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. Interested parents can read about it online at scratch.mit.edu/parents. This program requires parental support. Registration is necessary as space is limited and begins on Wednesday, June 21 at 7pm. 


   Friday, July 14, 2017
5:00 PM -
Holy Grail Scavenger Hunt
Event Location: Children's Library
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
We will be closing  the library at 4:30 pm and opening the doors at 5pm only for the participants of this program.  This medieval hunt is for the daring only! Must be ages 10 and up to Register! 
 



   Monday, July 17, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Write On!
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
A writing club for grades 3 and up. Spin a yarn, tell a story-why should the Grimm Brothers get all the glory?! Registration is required and begins on June 26 at 10am.


   Tuesday, July 18, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose Melodies
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
For infants to age 3. We'll be singing (please don't worry if you don't have a beautiful voice - Rod Stewart doesn't either) nursery rhymes and songs and we'll be having some fun with the parachute. No registration is necessary.


2:00 PM -
Dragon Tales
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
For children ages 3 and up. Children will enjoy fairy tales, dragon stories and activities. No registration is needed.


   Wednesday, July 19, 2017
6:30 PM -
Jungle Book movie
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
One of three "beastly" movies we'll be showing this July for ages 10 and up only. No registration is required.


2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tales with a Tech Twist
Event Location: Computer Lab
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
For those entering 3rd to 5th grade. Participants will use Scratch to code their own interactive stories, animations and games. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. Interested parents can read about it online at scratch.mit.edu/parents. This program requires parental support. Registration is necessary as space is limited and begins on Wednesday, June 21 at 7pm. 


   Thursday, July 20, 2017
2:00 PM -
Jack Tuesday: Fairy Tale Investigator
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: staff   8606445404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Lionheart Puppets will present a Mother Goose mystery for families (best for children ages 4-11). Can Jack Tuesday find Little Bo Peep's sheep? This fun-filled mystery stars several familiar fairy tale characters. No registration is needed, but you will need a free ticket. Pick up your tickets at the Children's Circulation desk beginning July 3 at 10am.


   Tuesday, July 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose Melodies
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
For infants to age 3. We'll be singing (please don't worry if you don't have a beautiful voice - Rod Stewart doesn't either) nursery rhymes and songs and we'll be having some fun with the parachute. No registration is necessary.


2:00 PM -
Dragon Tales
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
For children ages 3 and up. Children will enjoy fairy tales, dragon stories and activities. No registration is needed.


   Wednesday, July 26, 2017
2:00 PM -
Ed the Wizard
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Using lots of volunteers, Ed the Wizard will present an interactive magic show bringing magic down to a personal level for kids of all ages. Inspired by Dumbledore, Ed the Wizard is self taught, reading and studying magic through books! No registration is needed, but you will need a free ticket. Pick up your tickets at the Children's Circulation desk beginning July 10 at 10am. 


6:30 PM -
Beauty and the Beast
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
The last of the "beastly" movies being shown this July for children ages 10 and up only! No registration is necessary.


2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tales with a Tech Twist
Event Location: Computer Lab
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
For those entering 3rd to 5th grade. Participants will use Scratch to code their own interactive stories, animations and games. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. Interested parents can read about it online at scratch.mit.edu/parents. This program requires parental support. Registration is necessary as space is limited and begins on Wednesday, June 21 at 7pm. 


   Thursday, July 27, 2017
2:00 PM -
Fairy Tale Trivia
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
On Thursday, July 27th at 2 pm we will be holding a mythical trivia game for children ages 10 and up only. Buzzers, laughs, and prizes!! Registration is required for contestants and the audience.
 



   Friday, July 28, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LEGO Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
For ages 4 and up. Build a fairy tale scene and we'll put it on display! No registration is necessary. This club is not affiliated with or sponsored by LEGO, Inc.


   Monday, July 31, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Write On!
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
A writing club for grades 3 and up. Spin a yarn, tell a story-why should the Grimm Brothers get all the glory?! Registration is required and begins on July 17 at 10am.


   Tuesday, August 1, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose Melodies
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
For infants to age 3. We'll be singing (please don't worry if you don't have a beautiful voice - Rod Stewart doesn't either) nursery rhymes and songs and we'll be having some fun with the parachute. No registration is necessary.


2:00 PM -
Dragon Tales
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
For children ages 3 and up. Children will enjoy fairy tales, dragon stories and activities. No registration is needed.


   Thursday, August 3, 2017
2:00 PM -
Jack and the Beanstalk Treasure Hunt
Event Location: Children's Library
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
For grades 4-6. You must use all your senses to find the treasure box! Decipher the clues, unlock the locks, win the game! Space is limited, registration is required and begins on July 24 at 10am.


6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pokemon Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Pokemon trainers of all ages are welcome to join this club. Trade cards or battle. No registration is necessary. 


   Saturday, August 5, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Origami Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
For ages 5 and up. Come in and learn this ancient Japanese folded paper craft. We'll be making something related to fairy tales. No registration is necessary.


   Monday, August 7, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Twisted Tales Book Discussion
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
For grades 3-5. We'll discuss The Castle behind Thorns by Merrie Haskell. Copies of the book will be available; registration is necessary.


   Tuesday, August 8, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose Melodies
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
For infants to age 3. We'll be singing (please don't worry if you don't have a beautiful voice - Rod Stewart doesn't either) nursery rhymes and songs and we'll be having some fun with the parachute. No registration is necessary.


2:00 PM -
Dragon Tales
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
For children ages 3 and up. Children will enjoy fairy tales, dragon stories and activities. No registration is needed.


   Wednesday, August 9, 2017
2:00 PM -
Dragons and Reptiles!
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Are there any real dragons? Yes! Curious Creatures of Branford will bring some "dragons" and other interesting reptiles. This live animal interactive program is suitable for children ages 5 and up. Registration is required as space is limited.


   Friday, August 11, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Once Upon a Time Finale!
Event Location: Town Hall back lawn
Contact: staff   860-644-5404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
Our finale for grades 6-12 takes place tonight.The finale will be a series of fairy tale-themed field day events on the lawn behind  the Town Hall on Aug. 11th at 5pm.  The drawing of the 6 summer prizes will be at 6:30 pm in the library following the games. Please register for this fun-filled event!
 



   Saturday, August 12, 2017
12:30 PM -
Summer Reading Clubs end!
Event Location: Children's Library
Contact: staff   8606445404
sandyw@libraryconnection.info and dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
Today is the last day to report on your reading for Catch a Dragon by the Tale; the Pre-K through 5th grade summer reading club. Today is also the last day to read and review books for Once Upon a Time, the 6th-12th grade summer reading club. If you have been volunteering and haven't turned in at least 2 book reviews, then your volunteer hours will not count! Even though the prizes were awarded at the Finale last night, you still have until 12:30 today to turn in your reviews.