Saturday, March 27, 2010

March 29-April 3 in the Children's Room

This week's goings-on!
- Toddler Time on Monday at 10:30
- Knitting on Monday at 3:30 p.m. We're starting our Project Linus squares for children in need.
- Preschool Parade Storytime on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and Lively Listeners on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Pajamarama on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. This week's theme: Bunnies!
- Nutmeg Bookgroup meets Wednesday at 5 p.m. Come discuss Night of the Howling Dogs or No Talking. 
- Baby Lapsit on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
- Read to Siena and Drago, therapy dogs on Thursday from 4:30-6 p.m.
- Closed Friday!
- Magical, Musical Me on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

What we're reading: 
Picture Book: Let's Make Rabbits by Leo Lionni

Chapter Book: Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey.

What are you reading?

Monday, March 22, 2010

This week in the Children's Department!

Fog ... okay, that's just the weather.  After a morning singing with the toddlers, we are all bright eyed and ready to go.  Don't forget to join us for:
  • Storytimes: Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at 4 p.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
  • Knitting: Today at 3:30 p.m. Ages 7 and up.
  • Science Kids. Wednesday at 4 p.m. This program is full, but we can take waitlist names. Grades 1-3.
  • Lapsit. Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
  • Book Voyagers. Thursday at 4 p.m. The last session. Stop by ahead of time to pick up the two books they are sharing. Ages 6 to 9. 
  • Toddlers. Friday at 4 p.m. 
  • Typing. Saturday at 10:30 a.m. This program is full, but April sessions are open.
  • Comics Club. Saturday at 3 p.m. Ages 8+. 
See you at the Library!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

This week's schedule

Lots going on to finish up this week.  Don't forget...
- Galley Party for ages 8 to 12 this Wednesday (today!) at 4 p.m. Get new copies of free books!
- Book Voyagers for ages 6 to 9 tomorrow, Thursday from 4-5.  Copies of the picture books are available in the children's department.
- Sensory Storytime this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Storytime for children with sensory needs.  Call for info.
- Pooch Palooza! this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Ages 4 and up can meet our therapy dogs, and play dog games, crafts, face painting!

Call us with questions at 203.385.4165.  Hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Down the Rabbit Hole

If you're excited about the new Alice film, you're not alone.  Check out this listeners' guide to Alice in Wonderland on audio, a great way to introduce Alice to young audiences.  I listened to it first on records, and I vividly remember starting the needle and hearing the skips.

For our digital audience, here is a great site to jump into Alice in Wonderland - it even includes (on the right) a FREE audio download of the book from March 3-16, 2010.

Pooch Palooza

Love your dog? Bring a picture of your favorite canine to the Children's Department We'll display your dog's photo on our Wall of Pooch. Don't forget to sign up for Pooch Palooza on Saturday, March 13 at 2:30 p.m.  We welcome all children ages 4 and up to meet Siena and Drago our therapy dogs, sing dog songs, play dog gone games, and have our faces painted like dogs!  Call us at 203.385.4165 to register! Woof!