National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. Take a look at these programs, from cybersecurity to disaster preparedness topics, to help you stay informed and be safe.
Defend Against Ransomware Attacks
Thursday, September 15 at 11:00 AM: A virtual webinar brought to you by Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Learn more and register here.
Protect Your Kids from Cyberbullying
Monday, September 19 at 4:00 PM: A virtual webinar brought to you by National Cybersecurity Alliance. Learn more and register here.
Be Red Cross Ready: Hurricane Safety
Monday, September 19 at 6:00 PM in the Meeting Room: Learn more about this program and register here.
Be Red Cross Ready: Thunderstorms and Flooding
Monday, October 17 at 6:00 PM in the Gathering Room: Learn more about this program and register here.
Ready Rating: Is Your Business Prepared for Emergencies?
Tuesday, October 25 at 6:00pm in the Meeting Room: Learn more about this program and register here.
Basics of Emergency Preparedness
Monday, November 7 at 6:00pm in the Meeting Room: Learn more about this program and register here.
Visit our calendar to register for any of the following children’s programs offered this fall.
Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5 meet on Tuesday or Friday at 10:00 am in the children’s program room. Stories, rhymes and flannel board activities for children that are able to sit independently for 30-minutes. Note that Friday’s story time is a repeat of Tuesday’s program.
Mother Goose on the Loose meets Wednesday at 10:00 am in the library meeting room. Rhymes, puppets, songs and flannel board activities for children ages birth to 2 with a caregiver
Art Explorers with Miss Nora takes place on Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 pm in the meeting room. Children ages 3-6 with an adult caregiver will explore a variety of mediums, including paint, pastels, markers and collage. Don’t forget to dress for a mess!
Simple STEM takes place on Thursdays at 2:00 pm in the library meeting room. Simple STEM provides an opportunity for children ages 4-6 to engage in hands on learning using a variety of building materials and manipulatives.
Mother Goose II for ages 2-3 and a caregiver meets on Thursday at 10:00 am. Mother Goose II is an early literacy program designed for young children, ages 2-3. This 30-minute program of rhymes, songs, puppets, flannel board activities and books is fun and engaging for little learners and a caregiver.
Music Dynamics takes place on Fridays at 11:00 am from September -November in 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 for children ages 2-6 with an adult caregiver. Each session is a fun, fast paced lesson designed to help children with pitch matching and steady beat skills, as well as helping them with their early language arts development.
Music Monday takes place bi-monthly at 11:00 am at the Newtown Community Center: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/24, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/19. Al deCant, songwriter, performer, storyteller and former elementary school principal combines his love of music with his knowledge of child development in an interactive musical experience that promotes social, physical, emotional and cognitive development in young children.
- Online: Visit ct.gov/heatinghelp/apply.
- Phone: Call the office of your local community action agency and request assistance applying. (Click here for the list of phone numbers.)
- In-person: Call the office of your local community action agency and schedule an in-person appointment. (Click here for the list of phone numbers.)
- Mail: Download and complete the CEAP application. Mail the completed application and required documents to your local community action agency. (Click here for the list of addresses.)
Travel to Central America and the Caribbean this month. Destinations include: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Panama, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Haiti.
Here are some reading suggestions: September RC 2022
Join Susan Peak for musical fun this Saturday, August 27 at 11 am in the library meeting room. Susan has been playing guitar since she was 13 years old. Shen teaches guitar, bass guitar and ukulele in her Middletown studio and preschool music classes designed to help children learn basic music concepts in a fun and interactive way. Open to children ages 2-6 with an adult caregiver. Click here to register.