Children's Programs - Nesconset Branch

December  Children's Programs
(scroll down for November Programs)
Registration starts Tuesday, December 2 at 10:00am
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs.
 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, December 4 • 10:15-10:45am
Saturday, December 13 • 10:00-10:30am 
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.
 
(Birth-11 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, December 12 •10:15-10:45am
Join us for a program especially for babies! There will be songs, and props and most of all fun!
 
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, December 9 • 11:00-11:45am 
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.
 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, December 5 • 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.  
 
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, December 11 • 11:00-11:45am 
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.
 
(2-4 years old with parent/caregiver)
Monday, December 22• 10:30-11:15am 
Seize the play and keep the mess at our place! An informal playdate meet other children and families while playing with toys and creating an art project. Siblings are welcome.
 
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, December 30 • 11:15-12:00pm 
P. Bear cordially invites you to his Noon Year’s Eve Party! Join us for a reading of P. Bear’s New Year’s Party by Paul Owen Lewis, create a festive party hat and celebrate as we count down to noon and welcome the New Year!
 
(3-5 years old with parent caregiver)
Saturday, December 20 • 11:00-11:45am 
Warm up with stories and stamp out a work of art that celebrates the whimsy of winter. Dress to make a mess.
 
(4-6 years old)
Thursday, December 18 • 3:30-4:00pm
Preschoolers will enjoy this high energy music and movement class designed to sharpen motor skills. Dance, sing and play age appropriate games that will keep you jumpin’ and jivin’.
 
(4-5 years old)
N-Monday, December 8 • 3:30-4:15pm 
Help children take steps to get ready for Kindergarten by enjoying stories, crafts and circle time independently.
 
(5-7 years old)
N–Friday, January 9 • 4:30-5:15pm
Children will explore art and science activities to express creativity and build problem solving skills.
 
(5-7 years old)
N-Tuesday, December 30 • 3:00-3:45pm
Get ready to welcome 2015 with a bang when you make your own fireworks using scratch art!
 
(5-7 years old)
N-Monday, December 15 • 4:30-5:15pm 
Join us as we read some snowy stories and make our very own snow globe to take home.
 
 
(5-7 years old)
Friday, January 2 • 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.
 
(8-12 years old)
Wednesday, December 10 • 4:30-5:15pm
Enjoy creating key chains and magnets using bottle caps and recycled magazines!
 
(for families with children under the age of 12)
Saturday, December 27 • 10:00-4:00pm
Are you looking for something to do on Saturday? Come to the Library during these hours and complete some cool crafts. No registration  required. 
 
 
November Children's Programs
Registration starts Tuesday, November 4 at 10:00am
Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Each child must have his/her own library card to register for programs.
 
 
(Birth-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Friday, November 7 • 10:15-10:45am
Saturday, November 15 • 10:00-10:30am 
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. 
 
(Birth-11 months with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, November 25 • 10:15-10:45am
Join us for a program especially for babies! There will be songs, props and most of all, fun!
 
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Fridays, November 14 & 21 • 11:00-11:45am 
This action-packed program engages little ones in language-based activities; includes free play, stories and fun! Siblings are welcome.
 
(12-23 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, November 6 • 10:15-10:45am
Babies get their groove on with this energetic music and movement program. Parent and child engage in interactive play using instruments, scarves, bubbles and balls.
 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Wednesdays, November 12 & 19 • 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.  
 
(24-35 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursday, November 13 • 11:00-11:45am 
Celebrate autumn with stories, songs and a colorful art project!
 
(2-4 years old with parent/caregiver)
Tuesday, November 18 • 11:00-11:45am
Put on your hard hats and bring your little construction workers to build with all types of blocks.
 
(2-4 years old with parent/caregiver)
Monday, November 24 • 3:30-4:15pm 
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. 
 
(2-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, November 22 • 11:00-12:00pm 
Come out of your shell and shake, rattle and roll in an inclusive interactive music and movement concert with Turtle Dance Music! This performance is open to all, but particularly appropriate for children on the autism spectrum.
 
(36-47 months with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays, November 13 & 20 • 3:00-3:45pm 
Enjoy free play, stories, crafts and circle time. Siblings are welcome.
 
(3-5 years old with parent/caregiver)
Saturday, November 8 • 10:30-11:15am
Early literacy is easy as ABC and 123 with songs, stories and crafts!
 
(4-5 years old)
Monday, November 10 & 17 • 3:30-4:15pm 
Help children take steps to get ready for Kindergarten by enjoying stories, crafts and circle time independently.
 
(5-9 years old)
Friday, November 14 • 4:30-5:15pm
Bring your stuffed animal to a special storytime and leave him/her behind to sleep over with other stuffed animals! Come back any time on Saturday to pick them up and see pictures of the fun they had the night before!  A small snack will be served.
 
(5-7 years old)
Wednesday, November 19 • 4:30-5:15pm
Gobble up some Thanksgiving Day stories and make a turkey themed craft to share with your family.
 
(5-7 years old)
Wednesday, November 12 • 4:30-5:15pm
Do you enjoy building things? Drop by this block party for the younger set, and make whatever you like! We’ll provide the LEGO® BRICKS!
 
(8-11 years old)
Monday, December 1 • 4:30-5:15pm
Do you enjoy building things? Stop in to our LEGO® League and make whatever you like! We’ll provide the LEGO® BRICKS! 
 
(8-11 years old)
Tuesday, November 25 • 4:30-5:00pm 
Give your Thanksgiving table some DIY crafting flair. Make a one of a kind plush (or stuffed!) 
turkey centerpiece.
 
(10-12 years old)
Tuesday, November 18 • 4:30-5:15pm
Join us for this community service project as we make calendars for residents of a local nursing home.

 

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