Category: Programs

InnerAct with Anthony DePoto

InnerAct with Anthony DePoto

Exercise your imagination on the following Saturdays at 1 pm in the library meeting room:  September 21, October 12, November 16 and December 14.  Actor and educator, Anthony DePoto will lead children in a variety of theater games that foster creativity, communication,  and storytelling. For ages 7-10. Register online.  

Saturday Lego Club

Saturday Lego Club

Have fun building and designing with the library’s extensive Lego collection at 2 pm on the following Saturdays:  September 14, October 12, November 9 and December 14 in the children’s story hour room. For ages 4-9.  Register online.

Register for Story Time:  August 28-September 9

Register for Story Time: August 28-September 9

Newtown residents between the ages of  3-5 are eligible to register for a weekly story time designed to promote early literacy and social skills. Stop by the children’s circulation desk to register beginning August 28.  No phone registrations please. Classes meet for 6 weeks:  September 16-October 21.  Mondays at 10 am, Tuesday at 10 am...

Sew a Grocery Tote with Jeannine

Monday, August 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 in the CHBMakers Corner. Learn to sew your own attractive grocery (or anything) tote, especially timely since the ban on plastic bags! Register please, space is limited.

Music Dynamics with Brad Peterson for ages 2-6

Music Dynamics with Brad Peterson for ages 2-6

Meets Fridays August 16-September 13, at 11:30 am in the the library meeting room. Music educator, Brad Peterson will lead children in a variety of  musical activities including finger plays, nursery rhymes, poems, songs, circle games, dances and stories. Each session is a fun, fast paced lesson designed to help children with pitch matching and...

Caring for Someone With Dementia

Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30 in the Gathering Room, second floor. Laura Wayman, the Dementia Whisperer, will give a program for caregivers about five things to keep in mind when caring for someone with dementia, and strategies for managing common behavior challenges. Laura has presented trainings, workshops, master classes and seminars to over 500 audiences...

Art on an Antarctic Glacier: Telling Stories of Climate Change

  Sunday, September 15 at 2:00 in the Meeting Room. What is it like to live and work on a science research boat? What is the Antarctic like? Is climate change really affecting Antarctic glaciers, and what impact will they have on the rest of the world?  Karen Romano Young spent two months in 2018...

Toolbox for Self Pain-Relief

Toolbox for Self Pain-Relief

Thursday, September 12 at 2:00 in the Meeting Room. Join us for an informative hour to learn simple self-care techniques toalleviate pain. Skills from Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy, Positional Release and Trigger Point Therapy will be demonstrated. These techniques are designed to be done on your own in a home setting. Come dressed to move,...

Call for Submissions: “Art & Text”

* We invite you to submit artwork for a Fairfield County thirteen-library art show. Our own show will run from October 15 through November 15, 2019. Deadline for submissions is September 25, 2019. Artists are invited to submit artwork of their own, in any medium, for consideration. The art must have some reference to text...

Express Yourself: Acting and Creative Self-Expression with Sheri Bresson

Saturday, September 14 from 2-4:00 in the Gathering Room. This dynamic workshop goes far beyond the “normal” acting class, offering simple, empowering tools which can be applied to any type of performing, as well as public speaking. Students will experience first-hand what it means to be truly “present,” relaxed, engaged and fully self-expressed in an...