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Traveling Lantern Theater Company presents: The Ribbles Build a Residence

A live theatrical experience for ages 4 and up will take place in the library meeting room on Thursday, June 22nd at 3:30pm: "Soon after their lovely insect nuptials Mr. and Mrs. Ribble are expecting a baby Ribblet, and they need a new home for their family! Mr. Ribble wants to go big with a four grasshopper garage, but Mrs. Ribble convinces him to build a dream home that is more environmentally and neighborhood friendly." 100 free ...

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Intro to 3D Printing

Join us for an introductory session on how to use our 3D Afinia printers After attending one of these classes you may sign up for an individual session to make your own 3D object. Meets on the second floor in the chbMAKERS' Corner. For ages 12 to adult Sign up on the calendar for one of these times: Thursday, June 15th,  4-5pm Monday, June 19th,  1-2 pm Wednesday, June 21st, 1-2pm Monday, June 26th, 1-2pm Wednesday, June 28th, 5-6pm        

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Connecticut Writers Read

Saturday, June 24th from 2:00 to 4:00 in the Genealogy Room. The series continues, featuring new books by E.V.Legters, Harmony Verna, and Sophfronia Scott. The authors will read from their work with time in between for discussion and Q&A with the audience about the craft of writing. Books will be available for purchase and light refreshments will be available.

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Protect Our Pollinators

Saturday, June 24th at 1:00 pm in the Meeting Room. A film,“Vanishing of the Bees,” which highlights the world-wide decline of honey bees during the last decade, will be shown.  We will discuss what is being done in Connecticut to support pollinators, and what can be done locally to increase bee habitat and nesting sites.  Light refreshments will be available.

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Register for Summer Reading 2017

Starting June 16th, children ages 4-grade 5 can visit chbooth.readsquared.com to register for the C.H. Booth Library's summer reading program.  Volunteers will be available every day the library is open between June 19th and August 14th to meet with young readers to discuss the books they're reading and award incentives.  Reading logs can be completed online at ReadSquared, but readers must visit the library in person to receive their incentives.  Parents must set up an ...

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Drop-in Story Time for ages 3-5

Build a Better World story time takes place on Mondays at 10 am in the children's story hour room on the following dates:  June 26th, July 3rd, July 10th, July 17th and July 24th.  After reading some great books, children will build their own structures using a variety of materials.  No registration required.  Open to the first 15 children.

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The PeaceLove Project

Learn to create peace of mind through expressive arts and storytelling when guided by Paula Brinkman, artist and PeaceLove creator. Creative Calisthentics on Tuesday, June 27th from 5-6:15 pm; Mandala Poetry on Tuesday, July 11th from 5-6:15 pm; Rhythm & Color on Tuesday, July 18th from 5-6:15 pm. For Newtowners in grades 7-12. Please register on the library calendar for one, two or all three of the workshops.

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The American Scene: From Regionalism to Roosevelt

Wednesday, June 28th at 6:30 in the Meeting Room.  In the lecture, ArtScapades will detail how modern American artists included realism in their works, and look at how FDR’s New Deal affected the art world.  Artists include Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, John Steuart Curry, and Andrew Wyeth.

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Honor our Troops with Operation Gratitude

Monday, July 3rd from 4-5 pm. Help us make paracord "survival" bracelets for our deployed troops and first responders. YA Department. Grades 6 and up. We'll supply the cord.    

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Christ Lengyel Magic presents: Nothing up my sleeves!

Magician/illusionist, Chris Lengyel, will  perform his magic show on Thursday, July 6th at 3:30pm in the meeting room.  He has been featured on national television, and has performed for numerous celebrities including  the legendary Penn and Teller. For ages 4 and up.  Register online.

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Creative Writing Summer Camp 2017

Camp meeting dates and times: Thursdays July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3.  Those attending grades 6 & 7 in the fall meet 3:30-5:30 pm. Those attending grades 8 & 9 in the fall meet from 6-8 pm. A peer group for young people who love to write! All sessions will allow time for writing and sharing stories as well as creative activities and one-on-one communication between adults and young people. Space is limited to ...

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Mini Makers

Drop by the children's story hour room for creative fun Fridays between 1 and 3pm on the following dates:  July 7th, July 14th, July 21st, July 28th and August 4th.  Explore a new medium each week.  For ages 3-8 plus an adult.  No registration necessary.

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Tinker lab: Legos, blocks, play dough and more!

Drop by the children's story hour room for creative play  Saturday afternoon between 1 and 3pm on the following dates:  July 8th, July 15th, July 22nd, July 29th and August 5th.  For ages 3-8 with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

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Build Like DaVinci

Explore the inventions of Leonardo DaVinci in a series of workshops Monday at 3:30pm in the children's story hour room on the following dates:  July 10th, July 17th, July 24th and July 30th. Study a different invention each week, spend time working on your own unique designs.  For grades 2-5.  Register online for each date you plan to attend.

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Dance Party! with Francine Wheeler

Francine Wheeler will lead children in a variety of fun and traditional dances Tuesdays at 3:30pm on the following dates:  July 11th, July 18th, July 25th and August 1st. Francine  has 20 years experience teaching music and movement to kids of all ages.  No dance experience is necessary!  Come join the fun!  For ages 4-7.  Register online.

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Lego Robotics: Design...Build...Program

Adults and children learn together in this series of interactive workshops featuring Lego WeDo design kits Tuesdays at 5:30pm in the story hour room on the following dates:  July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, and August 1st.  For children in grades K-2 with an adult partner. Must be a resident of Netown.  Register online.

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Full STEAM Ahead!

Join Miss Nora for great books, plus a related science experiment or art activity Thursdays at 2:00pm in the story hour room on the following dates:  July 13th, July 2oth, July 27th, August 3rd and August 10th. For ages 6-8.  Register online.  Dress for messy fun!

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the children's museum presents: Simple Machines

Explore the science behind simple machines Thursday, July 13th at 3:30pm in the library meeting room.  Learn about levers, wheel-and-axels and ramps.  Hands on learning.  For children entering grades 2-5.  Register online.

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Hands-On Experience with the Makers' Cart for Teens

Monday Series: July 17, 24, 31 and August 7 10-1130 am. Wednesday Series: July 19, 26, August 2 and August 9. Teacher and maker, Rich Reynolds will help students explore raspberry pi, soldering, electronics, 3D printing and coding. You do not need to attend all four sessions. Registration a must.

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Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Former kindergarten teacher, Randi Rote will lead a series of programs designed for children entering kindergarten in the fall Tuesdays at 10am in the children's story hour room on the following dates: July 18th, July 25th, August 1st and August 8th.  Register online.

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Who Wants to Make Lava Lip Gloss?

Make four delicious flavors of lip gloss on Wednesday, July 19th at 3 pm. For grades 7-12. $5 supply fee due at start of class.

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Christine Critters presents: Birds of Prey and Reptiles

Wildlife rehabilitator, Christine Peyeigne will bring a live animal presentation to the library on Thursday, July 20th at 3:30pm.  Fro ages 4 and up.  Register online.

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Be inspired by famous artists with Randi Rote

Artist, Randi Rote will introduce the art of Seurat, Munch and Dali in a series of workshops on the following Wednesdays at 3:30pm in the children's story hour room: July 26th, August 2nd and August 9th.  For ages 6-10.  Register online.

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Movin' 2 Music with Mr. Gym

Chris Keithan aka 'Mr. Gym' is a certified PE/Health teacher who will perform original movement based music for kids on Thursday, July 27th at 3:30pm in the library meeting room. With over 15 years of experience working with elementary age children, Chris is able to connect with his audience, who become active participants of every performance! For ages 3-8.  Register online.

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Summer Hours are in effect. The library will be closed on Sundays until September 10

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Books, gifts and more from the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library.
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