Friday, March 26, 2010

Countdown to Spring Vacation

So Much to Do @ your library
April vacation week is fast approaching. If you are planning to hang out locally, stop by the library and enjoy many standard and several special events.

Wiggle & Giggle: Monday, April 12 & Friday April 16, 10 a.m. -- Do drop in with your little one (12-24 months) and enjoy Wiggle and Giggle, which includes short, structured activities; music and movement exercises, and free play time. The program also offers a great way to network with parents who share your interests.

Story Hours -- Plenty of variety here, along with flexible scheduling for busy parents of toddlers and preschoolers. No registration is required.
Tuesday, April 13, 6:30 p.m. : A craft and story program for ages 4-6.
Wednesday, April 14, 10 a.m. : Two programs, one for 2 year-olds and another for three year-olds.
Thursday, April 15, 10 a.m. : A story and craft program especially designed for 2 year-olds and their emerging motor skills.
Friday, April 16, 1 p.m. : A Friday afternoon gem for ages 3-5.

Special Programs, All of Them Free
Tuesday, April 13, 1 p.m. : Allen R. Petell, local resident and DEP Master Wildlife Conservationist, will help us learn about black bears. The program is geared to interested adults and families and provides info accessible to children as young as 4. Click here to learn more or to register.

Wednesday, April 14, 2 p.m. : Kids in grades 4-6 are invited to talk about the latest graphic novels, swap great titles with friends, and create the first page of their own graphic novel! Click here to register.

Friday, April 16, 2 p.m. : Ahoy Matey! Using mixed materials from Mystic Seaport collections, a museum educator will guide the unpacking of a sailor’s sea chest. Kids will use objects in the chest like clues and piece together a picture of what a sailor’s life would have been like more than 100 years ago. For children in grades 1-4. Click here to register.

Saturday Afternoon Concert
Our 2009-2010 concert series concludes on Saturday, April 17, with a performance by New York-based singer/songwriter and recording artist, Ellen Woloshin. Expect fresh, silky alto renditions of well-known contemporary songs, as well as originals. Click here to register for this free concert which begins at 2 p.m.