JTL Events Calendar

Sat. October 20, 2018
  • Kids' Author Event with C.S. Moon

    Sat. October 20, 2018  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    ~~Please bring your child and join us for a book reading of Zagg and the Planetary Defenders.

    The event will feature a reading of the story by author C.S. Moon, some activities for the kids and a “Meet the Author” opportunity. A free make-your-own children’s book for any child that participates will also be provided. For more information about the author, and his books, please visit the website www.spowerks.com.

    Ages 6-10.  Please register at the library or call 860-642-7763. Limit 20

    This event is free with an option to purchase the book at the location.

    Meet Zagg, a heroic pilot who lives on the planet Zorax. Together with the Planetary Defenders, he must stop the evil Dr. Zenith and his powerful robot dinosaur! Prose and poetry combine in this story for kids ages 9-12. But while the story is written, you create the illustrations! That’s right, there are a lot of blank pages in this book. We want you to use your imagination to create the pictures for Zagg and his companions!

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Mon. October 22, 2018
  • Time for Stories

    Mon. October 22, 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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  • Microscope viewing with Yaw Nsiah

    Mon. October 22, 2018  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    ~~ Microscope viewing with Yaw Nsiah a biologist at Eastern Connecticut University. We will learn the basics of using a microscope, look at a collection of microscopic slides and discuss microbiology.

    Ages 6 and up. Please register by calling the library at 860-642-7763. Limit 12

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  • Yoga and Meditation

    Mon. October 22, 2018  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. October 23, 2018
  • Kent Rice Drawing Class

    Tue. October 23, 2018  4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    ~~Kent Rice Drawing Class - Patrons must Register in advance

    This ongoing class will teach the fundamentals of drawing. For ages 12 - adult.

    Tuesdays, September 18 & 25 and October 2, 9, 16 & 23 4:30-7:30 PM

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  • Owl Pellet Dissection

    Tue. October 23, 2018  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    ~~Learn about how and what owls eat, as well as how a pellet is formed in an owl's unique digestive system. Dissect a sterilized pellet and use investigative skills to analyze and identify the contents to figure out what the owl ate!

    This program is designed for ages 8-12. Please register. Limit 15.

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Wed. October 24, 2018
  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. October 24, 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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Thu. October 25, 2018
  • Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-along

    Thu. October 25, 2018  6:00 PM - 7:20 PM

    ~~Come sing along with Jack Skellington and friends!

    We'll be showing The Nightmare Before Christmas with the subtitles on so you can all follow along. Use the props we provide for extra Halloween fun.

    (Rated PG)

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Sat. October 27, 2018
  • Kent Rice Sculpture Seminar

    Sat. October 27, 2018  9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    ~~This seminar will demonstrate the use of forms, proportions, and features to make a sculpture special. The medium will be Sculpey and the project will be the creation of 2"-12" figures, animals, or objects.
    Call 860-642-7763 or register at the library.

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Mon. October 29, 2018
  • Time for Stories

    Mon. October 29, 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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  • Hot Chicks with Sticks

    Mon. October 29, 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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  • Yoga and Meditation

    Mon. October 29, 2018  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. October 30, 2018
  • Teen Chocolate Make & Take Program

    Tue. October 30, 2018  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    ~~Teens, come make some amazing chocolate creations!

    This program highlights young chocolate entrepreneurs, the history of how chocolate is made and where it comes from, fun chocolate trivia, and make and take chocolate creations using various techniques of dipping, decorating, and combing.
    Demonstration and use of a commercial tempering machine, toppings bar and more! Klassic Kreations Creativity Workshops with Kim Larkin.

    Teen audience. Limit 22. Register by calling 860-642-7763.

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Wed. October 31, 2018
  • Trick-or-treat at the library

    Wed. October 31, 2018  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    ~~Happy Halloween! Come to the library wearing your costumes and trick-or-treat. We can't wait to see you.

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  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. October 31, 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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  • LCNS

    Wed. October 31, 2018  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Sat. November 3, 2018
  • Movie: Lego Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis

    Sat. November 3, 2018  11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Behold Atlantis, a kingdom of wonder and power beneath the ocean's surface, ruled by Aquaman! Get ready to dive into an ocean of adventure and laughs with this all-new LEGO DC Comics story. Running time: 77 min.

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Mon. November 5, 2018
  • Time for Stories

    Mon. November 5, 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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  • Homeschoolers Making STEAM

    Mon. November 5, 2018  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) 860-642-7763.

    In November we will make marble runs.

    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.

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  • Hot Chicks with Sticks

    Mon. November 5, 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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  • Yoga with Karen

    Mon. November 5, 2018  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Tue. November 6, 2018
  • First Tuesday Film - Woman Walks Ahead

    Tue. November 6, 2018  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    ~~Woman Walks Ahead

    Based on a true story, an artist traveled alone to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Chief Sitting Bull.
    Free popcorn and comfortable seats at all movies!

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  • Doodle Designs on Fall Leaves

    Tue. November 6, 2018  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    We'll be decorating paper leaves, but you can easily use real fall leaves for this project. We'll then add simple designs, known as doodles, to the leaves using a paint marker. The contrast between your colored paper and the paint is striking. You'll need to bring a paint marker with a thin tip. I like using white, but metallic markers are fun also. The only other thing you should bring is your imagination-get ready for fun! Ages 12 and up. Limit 20. Please register.

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Wed. November 7, 2018
  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. November 7, 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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Thu. November 8, 2018
  • Game Night - Carcassone?

    Thu. November 8, 2018  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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  • Friends of Jonathan Trumbull Library

    Thu. November 8, 2018  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Sat. November 10, 2018
  • Pokémon Club

    Sat. November 10, 2018  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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Mon. November 12, 2018
  • Closed for the holiday

    Mon. November 12, 2018

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Tue. November 13, 2018
  • Autism Discussion Group

    Tue. November 13, 2018  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.

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  • Book Discussion - Radium Girls

    Tue. November 13, 2018  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Wed. November 14, 2018
  • Wednesday Movie

    Wed. November 14, 2018

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  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. November 14, 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 - Clue

    Wed. November 14, 2018  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    ~~Board & Unplugged at JTL
    Looking for something fun to do after school? Spend the afternoon at the library playing the mystery board game Clue!

    Ages 7 - Teen.

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Thu. November 15, 2018
  • Device night

    Thu. November 15, 2018  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    How to use your computer and phone to improve your life instead of taking over your life. Bring your tech issues to us.

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  • Board of Trustees - JTL

    Thu. November 15, 2018  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Sat. November 17, 2018
  • Turkey Bowl

    Sat. November 17, 2018  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Ages 3-6. Parental help appreciated!

    With many older kids busy playing football, we thought it would be fun to set up some indoor “Turkey Pins’ for the younger crowd to enjoy. We’ll have a few sets ready for them to play with, along with another simple activity to make and take.

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Mon. November 19, 2018
  • Time for Stories

    Mon. November 19, 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. November 19, 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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  • Yoga with Karen

    Mon. November 19, 2018  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Tue. November 20, 2018
  • Chess with Matt

    Tue. November 20, 2018  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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Wed. November 21, 2018
  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. November 21, 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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  • LEGO & KEVA building

    Wed. November 21, 2018  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    ~~STEM challenge! See what you can build with red LEGO bricks and KEVA planks.
    Ages 4 and up. Drop in.

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Thu. November 22, 2018
  • Closed for the holiday

    Thu. November 22, 2018

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Mon. November 26, 2018
  • Time for Stories

    Mon. November 26, 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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  • Yoga and Meditation

    Mon. November 26, 2018  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. November 27, 2018
  • Let's Make Unicorns

    Tue. November 27, 2018  4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Can't get enough unicorns? Join us to create one of your own!
    Ages 4 & up. Limit 15.

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Wed. November 28, 2018
  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. November 28, 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.

    See more details
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Mon. December 3, 2018
  • Time for Stories

    Mon. December 3, 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 3, 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 4, 2018
  • First Tuesday Film

    Tue. December 4, 2018  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Little Women Tea and Talk

    Tue. December 4, 2018  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Wed. December 5, 2018
  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. December 5, 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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Mon. December 10, 2018
  • Time for Stories

    Mon. December 10, 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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  • Homeschoolers Making STEAM

    Mon. December 10, 2018  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) 860-642-7763.

    In December we will make Paper Circuit Gingerbread Houses.
    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. December 10, 2018  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. December 11, 2018
  • Autism Discussion Group

    Tue. December 11, 2018  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. December 12, 2018
  • Read, Rock & Rhyme

    Wed. December 12, 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.

    See more details
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Thu. December 13, 2018
  • Game Night - Carcassone?

    Thu. December 13, 2018  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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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.

    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
  • 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)

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