Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Events for Parents & Kids coming up

The fall books are being checked out like crazy and the Halloween books are starting to fly!  A few trees have red and gold leaves, and while the air is still warm, everyone definitely seems to be in the swing of the school year, homework included.

For parents and kids, stop by for:
- All About Audiobooks on Wednesday, October 6 from 6-6:30 p.m. You can learn about the Library's downloadable audiobooks, Playaways, and other audio book options.  All ages.
- Children's Room Tour. Thursday, October 7 from 6:30-7:00 p.m. Learn about the Children's Department in this lively all ages tour. 
- Phone us at 203.385.4165 if you'd like to attend.
- Also don't forget, our October Calendar is always online for you to read.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Storytime is for the Birds ... but just on Saturday

Saturday is our Bird Storytime at 10:30 a.m. for ages 3 and up.  As with most of our preschool storytimes, this one comes with a craft.  We hope you'll enjoy the storytime and spend a little time outside watching for birds as part of the Great Stratford Bird Festival.

Monday, September 20, 2010


Due to illness, the following programs are canceled for Thursday, September 23. We apologize for the inconvenience.
- Baby Lapsit at 10:30 a.m. will not meet
- All About Audiobooks at 6:30 p.m. will not meet

Monday, September 13, 2010

Welcome to the Children's Room is this Thursday

Join us this Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. for a quick and lively tour of the Children's Department.  Find out about our different collections and how to search for materials.  We'll have a few surprises in store.

Call 203.385.4165 to register.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Origami is our first Decorative Arts Class

If you've visited the Children's Department before,  you probably know we have a few tremendous artists (sadly, not me!). So, you can imagine that we are very happy to offer a new program called Decorative Arts.  Each month we'll feature a different type of decorative art that children can learn.  September, we're featuring Origami thanks to the wonderful Japan Society of Fairfield who are making a return appearance due to popular demand. This Saturday, September 11, children 7 to 12 can join us for origami at 2:30 p.m. Register by calling 203.385.4165 or email

In case you're curious, the other fall Decorative Arts programs will be:
- Learn Embroidery. Saturday, October 9 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. (materials fee due at registration)
- Learn Felting. Saturday, November 13 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. (materials fee)
- Learn Paper Art. Saturday, December 11 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. (materials fee)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fall Art Program

Our first program of September will be Fall Art, on Wednesday, September 8 at 4 p.m. for ages 5 to 9.  Listen to a story, then create art based on the book.  Sally Head, local art instructor, will be hosting this class, back by popular demand!
If you want to join us, please call 203.385.4165 or email children [at] to register.

Our full calendar can be found here.