Children's Programs - Nesconset Building

September Children's Programs

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Registration begins on Tuesday, September 3 at 9:30am.
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs.

(Birth-18 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, September 19 • 3:00-3:45pm 
Open-ended playtime for you and your little one. Meet new families and friends while your baby is introduced to various sensory experiences through creative play.
 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, September 10 • 10:00-10:30am 
Saturday, September 21 • 10:30-11:00am 
Thursday, October 3 • 6:30-7:00pm
Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome. 
 
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, September 20 • 11:00-11:45am 
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.
 
(12-30 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, October 4 • 11:00-11:45am
Explore and discover art with your toddler through hands-on activities and fine motor fun.  Children will take home their own masterpiece.  Dress to make a mess.
 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, September 24 • 11:00-11:45am 
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories, and a craft.  Siblings are welcome.  
 
(Ages 2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, September 4 • 2:30 – 3:15pm
Just because your big brother or sister started school, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun! Join us for back-to-school stories, songs and crafts, just for you. 
 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, September 17 • 3:00-3:45pm
Different crafts encourage children's eye-hand coordination and gross and fine motor skills development as they explore a variety of materials; includes storytime.  Dress to make a mess.
 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, September 10 • 3:00 – 3:30pm
There is no sitting still in this high-energy storytime. Join us for interactive stories, rhymes and songs that explore creative movement activities. A great introduction to circle time for the liveliest of wiggle worms. 
 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, September 12 • 3:00-3:45pm  
Red, yellow or green, apples are always delicious. Fall into some autumn stories and use apples to create a unique art project. Dress to make a mess.
 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, September 7 • 11:00-11:45am
Wild characters abound when you open a book. Treat your mind to an adventure with stories and an art project.
 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, September 28  • 9:30-10:15am 
Join us for some cozy Fall stories and a fun craft.
 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, September 11 • 2:30-3:15pm
Join us as we spotlight a favorite children’s author. We will read their stories and create a special project based on one of their books.  Dress to make a mess.
 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, September 18 • 11:00-11:45am
Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning through exploring our sensory boxes and participate in a storytime. The enthusiasm in this program is palpable! Dress to make a mess.
 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, September 25 • 2:30-3:00pm
Move and groove to the beat. Put on your dancing shoes for an afternoon of music and dancing fun. 
 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Friday, September 13 • 11:30-12:15pm 
We are all wonders – celebrate one another and our own uniqueness with stories, movement activities and crafts.
 
(5-7 years)
Wednesday, September 11 • 10:00-10:45am 
Celebrate the crisp season of fall with stories and an art project using autumn craft supplies and natural elements right from our backyard. 
 
(5-12 years)
Thursday, September 19 • 7:00-7:45pm 
It’s time for a board meeting, play chess and checkers with our teen volunteers. A great opportunity to learn a new game or practice a favorite. 
 
(6-12 years)
Saturday, September 21 • 11:30-12:15pm 
Celebrate the character and imagination of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo as we examine her life and art; using them as an inspiration to create your own surreal masterpiece.  
 
(8-12 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, September 5 • 4:30-5:15 pm 
Visit Claude Monet’s magical garden through stories based on his work. We will then create our own beautiful paper water lilies. Dress to make a mess. 
 
(for families with children under the age of 12)
Tuesday, October 15 • 4:30-5:15pm OR 6:00-6:45pm
The cold never bothered us anyway, join us for a meet and greet with Elsa, Anna and Olaf and make crafts that are worth melting for. 
 
(for parents and caregivers)
Wednesday, November 6 • 7:00-8:30pm
According to the Pew Research Center, 59% of teens experience cyberbullying, and its effects can be devastating, from depression and school absenteeism to low self-esteem. Only half of students who experience cyberbullying tell a parent or other adult. Cyberbullying Prevention Advocate Lisa-Michelle Kucharz shares critical steps and resources to stop and prevent cyberbullying, as well as recognize the signs a child may be experiencing it. 
 

 

 

August Children's Programs

Registration begins on Tuesday, August 6 at 9:30am.
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs.

 
(Birth-18 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, August 29 • 10:00-10:45am 
Open-ended playtime for you and your little one. Meet new families and friends while your baby is introduced to various sensory experiences through creative play.
 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, August 7 • 6:30-7:00pm 
Saturday, August 10 • 10:30-11:00am 
Tuesday, August 13 • 10:00-10:30am 
Thursday, September 5  • 6:30-7:00pm 
Enjoy a traditional time of nursery rhymes and songs for baby. A great introduction to the Library for the youngest of children! Siblings are welcome. 
 
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, August 20 • 11:00-11:45am
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.
 
(12-30 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, August 27 • 10:00-10:30am OR 11:00-11:30am
Early literacy fun with your little one!  Our rocker babes will jam out with upbeat tunes, groovy stories and musical props.
 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, August 22 • 11:00-11:45am 
Visit the Library and enjoy building social skills in a relaxed, friendly environment; includes free play, songs, stories, and a craft.  Siblings are welcome.  
 
 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Monday, August 19 • 10:00-10:30am OR 10:45-11:15am 
Come get jiggy with your little one through creative movement, dance and music. Dance and bounce along to adorable hip hop beats, favorite sing-alongs and use creative props to get moving.
 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, August 8 • 11:00-11:45am
Seize the play and keep the mess at our place! Join us for an informal play date - meet other children and families, while playing with toys and creating an art project.
 
(2-4 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, August 15 • 10:00-10:45 OR 11:15-12:00pm 
Put on your hard hats and bring your little construction workers to build with all types of blocks.
 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, August 24 • 10:30-11:15am 
Wild characters abound when you open a book. Treat your mind to an adventure with stories and an art project.
 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, August 28 • 2:45-3:30 pm 
The seaweed is always greener at the Library. Explore the magical world of the deep blue sea with “fin-tastic” stories, songs and crafts. 
 
(3-5 years with parent/caregiver)
Friday, August 30 • 2:45-3:00 pm
Catch a falling star in this storytime as we read How to Catch a Star and other interstellar stories by Oliver Jeffers and make crafts all about the night sky.  
 
(4-6 years with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, August 29 • 3:00-3:45pm
Sail the seven seas for adventure and make a splash with stories, crafts and games. Dress like a sparkling mermaid or swashbuckling pirate. 
 
(4-7 years)
Thursday, August 8• 3:00-3:45pm 
Library Buddies is a program in which a child is paired with a teen for a rewarding reading and creative art experience.
 
(Children entering Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 academic year)
Friday, August 16 • 11:00-11:45am OR 2:30-3:15pm
Prevent the Kindergarten jitters – join us for stories and songs and make a special first day of school craft.
 
(5-7 years)
Tuesday, August 13 • 3:00-3:45pm 
Pull some strings and make a variety of unique puppets with the help of our teen volunteers. 
 
(5-7 years) 
Saturday, August 31 • 11:00-11:45 am
The pigeon is back and this time, he has to go to school. Join us for a read-aloud of Mo Willem’s newest book The Pigeon Has to Go to School, followed by back-to-school crafts and fun. 
 
(5-12 years)
Wednesday, August 7 • 7:30-8:15pm 
It’s time for a board meeting, play chess and checkers with our teen volunteers. A great opportunity to learn a new game or practice a favorite. 
 
(5-12 years)                                                                                                                                                     
Friday, August 9 • 11:00-11:45am
Calling all master builders! Bring your imagination to this block party and construct your own creations using our collection of LEGO® bricks!
 
(6-12 years)
Thursday, August 22 • 4:00-4:45pm
Color your world like Disney illustrator, Mary Blair, the artist behind the ride It’s a Small World. We will read Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire and create a bright and bold portrait of ourselves. 
 
(8-12 years)
Thursday, August 15 • 3:00-3:45 pm
Become an astronomer and learn about different constellations of the night sky. We will use marshmallows and toothpicks to make our own versions of the Big Dipper, Orion’s Belt, and more.  
 
(8-12 years)
Saturday, August 17 • 11:00-11:45am
Learn the art of Origami by creating simple folding designs.