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   Wednesday, November 21, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Library Closing Early
Event Location:
Contact:    
The library will close today at 4:30pm due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and we'll see you on Friday, 11/23 during our regular hours 9am-4:30pm.


   Thursday, November 22, 2018
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Closed - Happy Thanksgiving!
Event Location:
Contact:    



   Friday, November 23, 2018
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
NaNoWriMo
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Writers will find the Friends Room of the library set up to encourage you to keep on writing! Light refreshments, dictionaries, idea books, thesauruses, wifi, and more will be available. No registration is necessary.


   Sunday, November 25, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Library Closed
Event Location:
Contact:    



   Monday, November 26, 2018
6:30 PM -
Chess Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact:    
Beginners of all ages are welcome.

No registration is required.



7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
A History of UFOs in CT: Past and Present
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Michael Panicello is the state director of MUFON Connecticut and the Connecticut UFO Network. People are often amazed to hear the Connecticut has a rich history unknown UFO sightings and events. He will talk about some current and historical sightings in Connecticut and the surrounding area. He will explain why these are good examples of potential not-of-this world crafts. There will be time for anyone in the audience to disuss any UFO sightings they would like to see MUFON document for the historical record. No registration is required for this program.


   Tuesday, November 27, 2018
6:30 PM -
Nutmeg Book Review
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Miss Sarah   8606445404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
We're reading one of the Intermediate Nutmeg Book nominees.
Copies of the book are available at the library. Please pick one up and read it before the meeting.
Registration is necessary.



10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Terrific Twos
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
Children 24-36 months and a caregiver will enjoy stories and finger plays.
Registration is necessary for this program and begins Tuesday, November 20 at 2:00 pm.



2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Little Explorers
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Miss Sarah   8606445404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Children 3-5 years will enjoy stories and activities.
Registration is necessary and begins on Tuesday, November 20 at 2:00 pm.



9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friends Book Sale
Event Location: Friends Book Sale Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
metter@libraryconnection.info
We still have a great selection of books, movies music and framed photos for you to peruse. Our November Book Sale Specials are:
Fiction - Buy 2 hardback books, get the 3rd one FREE
Holiday Books - Buy 2, get the 3rd one FREE



   Wednesday, November 28, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Code Cadets: Advanced
Event Location:
Contact:    
This program is focused on building technology skills with fun and creativity. This advanced class is appropriate for those who have attended 4 or more sessions last year, or have experience with Blockly or Scratch coding.
 
11/28: We will focus on Blockly coding, using either Ozobots with Ozoblockly coding levels 3-4-5 OR Google’s CS First with Scratch coding. There is room to grow even if you already know some Blockly coding.  Come join us!
Registration is required and begins on November 14. Space is limited. One parent may stay in the program  if desired.
 



   Friday, November 30, 2018
10:00 AM -
0 to 2 and You!
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
lmoss@libraryconnection.info
Children 0-24 months and a caregiver. This is a playgroup without a facilitator. Coffee and tea will be available. 
No registration required.



1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
NaNoWriMo Finale!
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: staff   860-644-1541
sandyw@libraryconnection.info
Writers will find the Friends Room of the library set up to encourage you to keep on writing! Light refreshments, dictionaries, idea books, thesauruses, wifi, and more will be available. No registration is necessary. Did you meet the goal? You have until midnight! 


   Saturday, December 1, 2018
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Family Stories
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   8606445404
Children ages 3 and up with at least one adult member of their family are invited to join us for 1/2 hour of stories, music, and activities.
No registration necessary.



2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen Scene Saturday
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
Grades 6-12. No registration necessary.

Get your artistic side on - it's Cupcake Wars!




   Monday, December 3, 2018
6:30 PM -
Chess Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact:    
Beginners of all ages are welcome.

No registration is required.



   Tuesday, December 4, 2018
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Little Explorers
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Miss Sarah   8606445404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Children 3-5 years will enjoy stories and activities.
Registration is necessary and begins on Tuesday, November 20 at 2:00 pm.



2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Little Explorers
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Miss Sarah   8606445404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Children 3-5 years will enjoy stories and activities.
Registration is necessary and begins on Tuesday, November 20 at 2:00 pm.



10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Terrific Twos
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
Children 24-36 months and a caregiver will enjoy stories and songs.
Registration is necessary for this program and begins Tuesday, November 20 at 2:00 pm.



   Wednesday, December 5, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Computer Basics for Adults
Event Location: COMPUTER LAB, lower level (go to the Lab room, not the public computers)
Contact: Laura LaBelle   860-644-1541
 
Are you new to computers or do you want to improve your skills?  This class will use online tutorials to help you learn at your own pace.   Each participant is free to choose any topic that is offered, including email, word processing, managing files and documents,  social media, and more. Class limit: 6. Call or visit the Reference Desk to register.
*Note this is now an AFTERNOON class*



   Friday, December 7, 2018
10:00 AM -
0 to 2 and You!
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
lmoss@libraryconnection.info
Children 0-24 months and a caregiver. This is a playgroup without a facilitator. Coffee and tea will be available. 
No registration required.



10:00 AM -
0 to 2 and You!
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
lmoss@libraryconnection.info
Children 0-24 months and a caregiver. This is a playgroup without a facilitator. Coffee and tea will be available. 
No registration required.



   Saturday, December 8, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Miss Sarah's Superstar Readers
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Miss Sarah   8606445404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
This month we are discussing Kylie Jean Drama Queen by Marci Peschke.

Copies of the book are available. Please be sure to read the book before the discussion.

Registration is required.



10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Family Stories
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   8606445404
Children ages 3 and up with at least one adult member of their family are invited to join us for 1/2 hour of stories, music, and activities.
No registration necessary.



   Monday, December 10, 2018
6:30 PM -
Chess Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact:    
Beginners of all ages are welcome.

No registration is required.



   Tuesday, December 11, 2018
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Terrific Twos
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
Children 24-36 months and a caregiver will enjoy stories and finger plays.
Registration is necessary for this program and begins Tuesday, November 20 at 2:00 pm.



2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Little Explorers
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Miss Sarah   8606445404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Children 3-5 years will enjoy stories and activities.
Registration is necessary and begins on Tuesday, November 20 at 2:00 pm.



6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
100 Books before Kindergarten - Story Time
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Miss Sarah   8606445404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Open to all entering kindergarten September 2019.

No registration necessary.



   Wednesday, December 12, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Code Cadets: Beginners
Event Location: Children's Program Room, lower level
Contact: Laura LaBelle   860-644-1541
Grades 3-5
This program is focused on building technology skills with fun and creativity.
12/12/18: We will use Code.org activities to learn Blockly coding, which is the basis for learning our animation, games, and robotics coding activities. 
One parent may stay in the program if desired.

Registration is required and begins on Nov. 28. Space is limited.
 
 
 



   Friday, December 14, 2018
10:00 AM -
0 to 2 and You!
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
lmoss@libraryconnection.info
Children 0-24 months and a caregiver. This is a playgroup without a facilitator. Coffee and tea will be available. 
No registration required.



10:00 AM -
0 to 2 and You!
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
lmoss@libraryconnection.info
Children 0-24 months and a caregiver. This is a playgroup without a facilitator. Coffee and tea will be available. 
No registration required.



   Saturday, December 15, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LEGO Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   8606445404
For ages 4 and up.

Join others who love to build with LEGO bricks. Your creations will be put on display in our glass cases, if you want.

No registration is required.



10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Family Stories
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   8606445404
Children ages 3 and up with at least one adult member of their family are invited to join us for 1/2 hour of stories, music, and activities.
No registration necessary.



   Monday, December 17, 2018
6:30 PM -
Chess Club
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact:    
Beginners of all ages are welcome.

No registration is required.



   Tuesday, December 18, 2018
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Terrific Twos
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
Children 24-36 months and a caregiver will enjoy stories and finger plays.
Registration is necessary for this program and begins Tuesday, November 20 at 2:00 pm.



2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Little Explorers
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Miss Sarah   8606445404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Children 3-5 years will enjoy stories and activities.
Registration is necessary and begins on Tuesday, November 20 at 2:00 pm.



2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Little Explorers
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Miss Sarah   8606445404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Children 3-5 years will enjoy stories and activities.
Registration is necessary and begins on Tuesday, November 20 at 2:00 pm.



   Wednesday, December 19, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
DOWNLOAD CLASS
Event Location: Seminar Room, Upper Level
Contact: Laura LaBelle   860-6441-541
Please note: class now meets on a Tuesday afternoon.
Free e-books, e-audio books, music, movies, and more!  Learn how to stream from your laptop or desktop computer, or download onto your mobile device. Space is limited.  Register by calling or visiting the  Adult Reference Desk 
 



6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Code Cadets: Advanced
Event Location:
Contact: Laura LaBelle   860-644-1541

This program is focused on building technology skills with fun and creativity. This advanced class is appropriate for those who have attended 4 or more sessions last year, or have experience with Blockly or Scratch coding.
 
12/19: We will focus on Blockly coding, using either Ozobots with Ozoblockly coding levels 3-4-5 OR Google’s CS First with Scratch coding. There is room to grow even if you already know some Blockly coding.  Come join us!
Registration is required and begins on Dec. 5. Space is limited. One parent may stay in the program  if desired.
 



   Friday, December 21, 2018
10:00 AM -
0 to 2 and You!
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
lmoss@libraryconnection.info
Children 0-24 months and a caregiver. This is a playgroup without a facilitator. Coffee and tea will be available. 
No registration required.



10:00 AM -
0 to 2 and You!
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: Mrs. Newbury   8606445404
lmoss@libraryconnection.info
Children 0-24 months and a caregiver. This is a playgroup without a facilitator. Coffee and tea will be available. 
No registration required.



   Saturday, December 22, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Origami Club
Event Location: Children's Library
Contact: staff   8606445404
Ages 5 and up.

You are invited to join the club and learn the ancient art of paper folding.

No registration is required.



   Wednesday, December 26, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Polar-palooza: a Winter Festival
Event Location: Children's Library
Contact: staff   8606445404
Enjoy crafts, board games, and movies!

No registration necessary.



   Thursday, December 27, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Polar-palooza: a Winter Festival
Event Location: Children's Library
Contact: staff   8606445404
Enjoy crafts, board games, and movies!

No registration necessary.



   Friday, December 28, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Polar-palooza: a Winter Festival
Event Location: Children's Library
Contact: staff   8606445404
Enjoy crafts, board games, and movies!

No registration necessary.



   Wednesday, January 2, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Computer Basics for Adults
Event Location: COMPUTER LAB, lower level (go to the Lab room, not the public computers)
Contact: Laura LaBelle   860-644-1541
 
Are you new to computers or do you want to improve your skills?  This class will use online tutorials to help you learn at your own pace.   Each participant is free to choose any topic that is offered, including email, word processing, managing files and documents,  social media, and more. Class limit: 6. Call or visit the Reference Desk to register.
*Note this is now an AFTERNOON class*



   Tuesday, January 8, 2019
2:00 PM -
Children's Program Registration
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: staff   8606445404
Registration for the following programs begins:
     Terrific Twos
     Little Explorers

Registration in person at 2:00pm, on the telephone at 3:00pm.