JTL Events Calendar

Sat. December 15, 2018
  • Lyman Memorial Choir and Band Concert

    Sat. December 15, 2018  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    ~~ The Lyman Memorial High School Choir and Band will be singing and playing a selection of carols to bring us into the holiday spirit. Refreshments will be served.

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Mon. December 17, 2018
  • Time for Stories

    Mon. December 17, 2018  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    ~~Time for Stories is a weekly early literacy program filled with age-appropriate activities. Please join us for stories, rhymes, flannel boards, finger plays, music and more. This program is designed for a preschool audience, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.

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  • Time for Stories

    Mon. December 17, 2018  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    ~~Time for Stories is a weekly early literacy program filled with age-appropriate activities. Please join us for stories, rhymes, flannel boards, finger plays, music and more. This program is designed for a preschool audience, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.

    See more details
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  • Hot Chicks with Sticks

    Mon. December 17, 2018  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    ~~Like to knit? All knitters are welcome to join this friendly group. Crochet is welcome too!

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Tue. December 18, 2018
  • Family Bingo

    Tue. December 18, 2018  4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    ~~ Come play B-I-N-G-O with friends and family!

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  • Book Discussion - Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks

    Tue. December 18, 2018  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    ~~ Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks (led Melissa Hayes)
    All readers are welcome to join the discussion.

    Light refreshments served. Multiple copies available at the library.

    A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game--and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life. These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories.

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Wed. December 19, 2018
  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. December 19, 2018  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    ~~Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. Join us as we share books, rhymes, musical instruments, songs, movement, flannel board tales, puppets, finger plays and more.

    This program is designed for the birth to 24 month audience mentioned below, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program. Infants to 24 months & their caregivers.

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  • Board & Unplugged - Shadows in the Forest

    Wed. December 19, 2018  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    ~~Board & Unplugged Afternoon Game

    Looking for something fun to do after school? Spend the afternoon at the library playing Shadows in the Forest, a new game you play in the dark!

    Ages 7 - Teen.

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Thu. December 20, 2018
  • Board of Trustees - JTL

    Thu. December 20, 2018  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Mon. December 24, 2018
  • Time for Stories

    Mon. December 24, 2018  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    ~~Time for Stories is a weekly early literacy program filled with age-appropriate activities. Please join us for stories, rhymes, flannel boards, finger plays, music and more. This program is designed for a preschool audience, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.

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Tue. December 25, 2018
  • Closed for Christmas Day

    Tue. December 25, 2018

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Wed. December 26, 2018
  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. December 26, 2018  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    ~~Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. Join us as we share books, rhymes, musical instruments, songs, movement, flannel board tales, puppets, finger plays and more.

    This program is designed for the birth to 24 month audience mentioned below, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program. Infants to 24 months & their caregivers.

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  • Movie & Popcorn: Incredibles 2

    Wed. December 26, 2018  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    ~~ Grab friends and family for this fun-filled animated movie.
    Incredibles 2 (rated PG)Popcorn included!

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Thu. December 27, 2018
  • Yarn Ghouls

    Thu. December 27, 2018  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    ~~ These Ghouls are awesome! Made out of yarn, pipe cleaners & googly eyes, you won't be able to resist them.

    Ages 5 and up with parental help.

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Sat. December 29, 2018
  • Building with Keva Planks

    Sat. December 29, 2018  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    ~~ Practice your engineering skills and see what you can build with KEVA Planks. We’ll have plenty of planks, along with challenge books to inspire you!

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Mon. December 31, 2018
  • Time for Stories

    Mon. December 31, 2018  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Description:~~Time for Stories is a weekly early literacy program filled with age-appropriate activities. Please join us for stories, rhymes, flannel boards, finger plays, music and more. This program is designed for a preschool audience, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.

    See more details
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Tue. January 1, 2019
  • Closed for New Year's Day

    Tue. January 1, 2019

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Wed. January 2, 2019
  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. January 2, 2019  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    ~~Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. Join us as we share books, rhymes, musical instruments, songs, movement, flannel board tales, puppets, finger plays and more.

    This program is designed for the birth to 24 month audience mentioned below, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program. Infants to 24 months & their caregivers.

    See more details
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  • Lego building

    Wed. January 2, 2019  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    ~~ Get creative and build with a variety of LEGO bricks. Ages 4 and up.

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Thu. January 3, 2019
  • Game Night - The Escape Room

    Thu. January 3, 2019  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Sat. January 5, 2019
  • Pokémon Club

    Sat. January 5, 2019  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Description:~~Bring your cards to trade or device with a Pokémon game to play with friends!
    All ages welcome.

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Mon. January 7, 2019
  • Time for Stories

    Mon. January 7, 2019  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    ~~Time for Stories is a weekly early literacy program filled with age-appropriate activities. Please join us for stories, rhymes, flannel boards, finger plays, music and more. This program is designed for a preschool audience, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.

    See more details
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  • Hot Chicks with Sticks

    Mon. January 7, 2019  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    ~~Like to knit? All knitters are welcome to join this friendly group. Crochet is welcome too!

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Tue. January 8, 2019
  • Won't You be My Neighbor - First Tuesday Films

    Tue. January 8, 2019  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    A documentary about Fred Rogers and how he influenced America. Free popcorn and comfortable seats at all movies!

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  • Resolve to Evolve

    Tue. January 8, 2019  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    With Karen Woodmansee
    Week 1: Understanding the Importance of Self-Care

    Description: Self-care is not selfish.

    Objectives:

    1. Categorize 6 Dimensions of Wellness

    2. Identify sources of stress on mind, body, spirit

    3. Explore Self-Care techniques to improve well-being

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  • Autism Discussion Group

    Tue. January 8, 2019  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Embracing the Journey of Autism
    ~~This group is open to parents, caregivers, relatives or anyone whose life has been touched by Autism. Sharing of experiences will be encouraged as every unique story can offer inspiration and hope to others who are traveling a similar path. Supervised children are welcome to attend.

    See more details
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Wed. January 9, 2019
  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. January 9, 2019  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    ~~Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. Join us as we share books, rhymes, musical instruments, songs, movement, flannel board tales, puppets, finger plays and more.

    This program is designed for the birth to 24 month audience mentioned below, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program. Infants to 24 months & their caregivers.

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  • Origami Bookmarks

    Wed. January 9, 2019  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    ~~We’ll be folding Origami bookmarks that fit onto page corners. Choose from a dragon, mermaid, monster or owl. Ages 7 and up. Limit 15. Please register as space is limited.

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Thu. January 10, 2019
  • Yoga with Karen

    Thu. January 10, 2019  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Join personal trainer Karen Woodmansee in this Kripalu yoga practice. Based on the principles of loving-kindness and awareness, flow with ease through yoga asanas (postures) by allowing your mind, body, and spirit to be exactly as it is in the present moment.
    All experience levels are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

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  • Craig Harris - Blue Grass - New Grass

    Thu. January 10, 2019  6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Unraveling America's Musical Roots: this 90-minute program combines audio rarities, archival video, songs, stories, and collective music-making and spans from the sound of old-time Appalachian string bands and bluegrass banjo players to Americana experimenters and beyond. Craig Harris is the author of Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-time, and Americana Music.

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Mon. January 14, 2019
  • Time for Stories

    Mon. January 14, 2019  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    ~~Time for Stories is a weekly early literacy program filled with age-appropriate activities. Please join us for stories, rhymes, flannel boards, finger plays, music and more. This program is designed for a preschool audience, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.

    See more details
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  • Homeschoolers Making STEAM

    Mon. January 14, 2019  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    ~~Come find community with other homeschool families while we provide a monthly STEAM activity for your children. The activities will be geared toward ages 6 and up, but we will have toys available for younger siblings to play with.  Please register (space is limited).

    In January we'll do the pipe cleaner challenge. Bring your teamwork skills!

    STEAM is a way to take the benefits of STEM and complete the package by integrating these principles in and through the arts. STEAM removes limitations and replaces them with wonder, critique, inquiry, and innovation.

    See more details
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  • Yoga and Meditation

    Mon. January 14, 2019  6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    ~~Bring a yoga mat or towel for this free Kundalini Yoga practice in our community room.
    Gajinder Kaur is a 200 hour, IKYTA certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor. She fulfilled her teacher training at Guru Ram Das Ashram in Millis, Massachusetts in June 2007. Since then she has been teaching private and public classes in the Hamptons and throughout eastern Connecticut. She brings her love of the Naad-the sound current--into her classes with an emphasis on chanting and with a 30" symphonic gong which she plays during shavasana to promote deep relaxation and healing. Gajinder has additional training in SuperHealth, a system of yogic therapeutic technology for breaking habits and addictive behavior. It is her pleasure and purpose to share this Yogic science with anyone ready to receive it!

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Tue. January 15, 2019
  • Chess with Matt

    Tue. January 15, 2019  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    ~~Learn how to play chess and play with others. Bring your own chess set or use one of ours. Ages 7-12

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  • Book Discussion - Beartown: A Novel by Fredrik Backman

    Tue. January 15, 2019  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Beartown: A Novel by Fredrik Backman (led by Rick and Sue Kane)

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Wed. January 16, 2019
  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. January 16, 2019  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    ~~Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. Join us as we share books, rhymes, musical instruments, songs, movement, flannel board tales, puppets, finger plays and more.

    This program is designed for the birth to 24 month audience mentioned below, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program. Infants to 24 months & their caregivers.

    See more details
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  • Movie - Crazy Rich Asians

    Wed. January 16, 2019  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    - Native New Yorker Rachel Chu accompanies her boyfriend to his best friend's wedding in Singapore and meets his family for the first time. - Free popcorn and comfortable seats at all movies!

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Thu. January 17, 2019
  • Craig Harris Snow date

    Thu. January 17, 2019  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Description:Unraveling America's Musical Roots: this 90-minute program combines audio rarities, archival video, songs, stories, and collective music-making and spans from the sound of old-time Appalachian string bands and bluegrass banjo players to Americana experimenters and beyond. Craig Harris is the author of Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-time, and Americana Music.

    See more details
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  • Board of Trustees - JTL

    Thu. January 17, 2019  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Mon. January 21, 2019
  • Closed for MLK, Jr. Day

    Mon. January 21, 2019

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Tue. January 22, 2019
  • Resolve to Evolve

    Tue. January 22, 2019  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    With Karen Woodmansee
    Week 1: Understanding the Importance of Self-Care

    Description: Self-care is not selfish.

    Objectives:

    1. Categorize 6 Dimensions of Wellness

    2. Identify sources of stress on mind, body, spirit

    3. Explore Self-Care techniques to improve well-being

    See more details
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Thu. January 24, 2019
  • Movie: Sgt. Stubby: an American Hero

    Thu. January 24, 2019  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    The incredible true story of a stray dog who became a hero of the First World War. For his keen instincts and fierce loyalty, Stubby is still recognized today as the most decorated canine in American history and the first promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army. (2018) Running time 90 min.

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Sat. January 26, 2019
  • Sparky's Puppet presents: The Kingdom of Riddles

    Sat. January 26, 2019  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Children help a knight capture a unicorn by solving riddles…and they meet "The Princess and the Pea."

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Mon. January 28, 2019
  • Time for Stories

    Mon. January 28, 2019  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    ~~Time for Stories is a weekly early literacy program filled with age-appropriate activities. Please join us for stories, rhymes, flannel boards, finger plays, music and more. This program is designed for a preschool audience, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.

    See more details
    __________________

  • Hot Chicks with Sticks

    Mon. January 28, 2019  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    ~~Like to knit? All knitters are welcome to join this friendly group. Crochet is welcome too!

    See more details
    __________________

  • Yoga and Meditation

    Mon. January 28, 2019  6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    ~~Bring a yoga mat or towel for this free Kundalini Yoga practice in our community room.
    Gajinder Kaur is a 200 hour, IKYTA certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor. She fulfilled her teacher training at Guru Ram Das Ashram in Millis, Massachusetts in June 2007. Since then she has been teaching private and public classes in the Hamptons and throughout eastern Connecticut. She brings her love of the Naad-the sound current--into her classes with an emphasis on chanting and with a 30" symphonic gong which she plays during shavasana to promote deep relaxation and healing. Gajinder has additional training in SuperHealth, a system of yogic therapeutic technology for breaking habits and addictive behavior. It is her pleasure and purpose to share this Yogic science with anyone ready to receive it!

    See more details
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Tue. January 29, 2019
  • Marty Podskoch and Grace Preli The Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut.

    Tue. January 29, 2019  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    The new travel book encourages travelers to visit all of the towns and villages of our beautiful and unique state.
    As he traveled throughout the state he marveled at the great diversity of villages, cities, rivers, lakes, mountains, and seashores. He realized that most of the residents of the state had not traveled as widely as he had and he wanted them to explore his beautiful state.
    He created a book to be a guide and a passport. Podskoch got someone from each town to write a short description highlighting their town’s location, history, and interesting places to visit. Podskoch did this because local residents knew more about their town than he. The book has a space for travelers to journal about their experiences and a place to get the book stamped or signed by a resident or business. Travelers will get to know the locals and perhaps learn about a good place to eat or an interesting local attraction. In this way they get to know a lot about Connecticut and its residents.
    There is no membership fee, just a desire to experience all of Connecticut. Adults and children of all ages can be members. What a great adventure for families, grandparents, and their grandchildren, or go by oneself. Most members will travel by car while others might use a bike, motorcycle, or maybe a canoe!
    People who visit all 169 towns will receive the “Leatherman Award” patch at a luncheon or dinner held at a different town each year. The award is named after the vagabond who lived in caves and traveled a route regularly (approx. 34 days) from the Connecticut River to the Hudson River during the late 1800s.

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Wed. January 30, 2019
  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. January 30, 2019  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    ~~Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. Join us as we share books, rhymes, musical instruments, songs, movement, flannel board tales, puppets, finger plays and more.

    This program is designed for the birth to 24 month audience mentioned below, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program. Infants to 24 months & their caregivers.

    See more details
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Thu. January 31, 2019
  • Family Bingo

    Thu. January 31, 2019  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    ~~ Come play B-I-N-G-O with friends and family!

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Mon. February 4, 2019
  • Time for Stories

    Mon. February 4, 2019  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    ~~Time for Stories is a weekly early literacy program filled with age-appropriate activities. Please join us for stories, rhymes, flannel boards, finger plays, music and more. This program is designed for a preschool audience, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.

    See more details
    __________________

  • Hot Chicks with Sticks

    Mon. February 4, 2019  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    ~~Like to knit? All knitters are welcome to join this friendly group. Crochet is welcome too!

    See more details
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Tue. February 5, 2019
  • Movie - Bel Canto

    Tue. February 5, 2019  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    -A famous opera singer (Julianne Moore) is held hostage in South America by a guerrilla rebel group after performing at a Japanese businessman's (Ken Watanabe) lavish birthday party. Unexpected bonds are forged in the standoff that ensues.

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  • Snow Date - Marty Podskoch and Grace Preli The Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut.

    Tue. February 5, 2019  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    The new travel book encourages travelers to visit all of the towns and villages of our beautiful and unique state.
    As he traveled throughout the state he marveled at the great diversity of villages, cities, rivers, lakes, mountains, and seashores. He realized that most of the residents of the state had not traveled as widely as he had and he wanted them to explore his beautiful state.
    He created a book to be a guide and a passport. Podskoch got someone from each town to write a short description highlighting their town’s location, history, and interesting places to visit. Podskoch did this because local residents knew more about their town than he. The book has a space for travelers to journal about their experiences and a place to get the book stamped or signed by a resident or business. Travelers will get to know the locals and perhaps learn about a good place to eat or an interesting local attraction. In this way they get to know a lot about Connecticut and its residents.
    There is no membership fee, just a desire to experience all of Connecticut. Adults and children of all ages can be members. What a great adventure for families, grandparents, and their grandchildren, or go by oneself. Most members will travel by car while others might use a bike, motorcycle, or maybe a canoe!
    People who visit all 169 towns will receive the “Leatherman Award” patch at a luncheon or dinner held at a different town each year. The award is named after the vagabond who lived in caves and traveled a route regularly (approx. 34 days) from the Connecticut River to the Hudson River during the late 1800s.

    See more details
    __________________

Wed. February 6, 2019
  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. February 6, 2019  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    ~~Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. Join us as we share books, rhymes, musical instruments, songs, movement, flannel board tales, puppets, finger plays and more.

    This program is designed for the birth to 24 month audience mentioned below, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program. Infants to 24 months & their caregivers.

    See more details
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  • Lego building

    Wed. February 6, 2019  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Mon. February 11, 2019
  • Time for Stories

    Mon. February 11, 2019  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    ~~Time for Stories is a weekly early literacy program filled with age-appropriate activities. Please join us for stories, rhymes, flannel boards, finger plays, music and more. This program is designed for a preschool audience, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.

    See more details
    __________________

  • Homeschoolers Making STEAM

    Mon. February 11, 2019  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    ~~Come find community with other homeschool families while we provide a monthly STEAM activity for your children. The activities will be geared toward ages 6 and up, but we will have toys available for younger siblings to play with.  Please register (space is limited).

    STEAM is a way to take the benefits of STEM and complete the package by integrating these principles in and through the arts. STEAM removes limitations and replaces them with wonder, critique, inquiry, and innovation.

    See more details
    __________________

  • Yoga and Meditation

    Mon. February 11, 2019  6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    ~~Bring a yoga mat or towel for this free Kundalini Yoga practice in our community room.
    Gajinder Kaur is a 200 hour, IKYTA certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor. She fulfilled her teacher training at Guru Ram Das Ashram in Millis, Massachusetts in June 2007. Since then she has been teaching private and public classes in the Hamptons and throughout eastern Connecticut. She brings her love of the Naad-the sound current--into her classes with an emphasis on chanting and with a 30" symphonic gong which she plays during shavasana to promote deep relaxation and healing. Gajinder has additional training in SuperHealth, a system of yogic therapeutic technology for breaking habits and addictive behavior. It is her pleasure and purpose to share this Yogic science with anyone ready to receive it!

    See more details
    __________________

Tue. February 12, 2019
  • Autism Discussion Group

    Tue. February 12, 2019  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Embracing the Journey of Autism
    ~~This group is open to parents, caregivers, relatives or anyone whose life has been touched by Autism. Sharing of experiences will be encouraged as every unique story can offer inspiration and hope to others who are traveling a similar path. Supervised children are welcome to attend.

    See more details
    __________________

Wed. February 13, 2019
  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. February 13, 2019  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    ~~Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. Join us as we share books, rhymes, musical instruments, songs, movement, flannel board tales, puppets, finger plays and more.

    This program is designed for the birth to 24 month audience mentioned below, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program. Infants to 24 months & their caregivers.

    See more details
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  • Wednesday Movie

    Wed. February 13, 2019  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Thu. February 14, 2019
  • Game Night

    Thu. February 14, 2019  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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