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Tots & Tunes & Tales

9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Jay Johnston Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Ages 2 to 5 with caregiver. Registration Required – please note that each class will have its own individual registration; registering for one class does not register you for all of them. Please register all children that will be ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Thriving Threes!

10:30am - 11:15am
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Jay Johnston Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
For three-year-olds and their caregivers. Registration Required.  This storytime weaves the development of language and listening skills into a fun-filled program of read-alouds, flannel board activitie...
This event is in the "Children" group.

After-school Fun

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Main Library Lawn
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming, Series for School Age Kids
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
For children in grades K – 3. Registration Required.  Come after school and enjoy time with your friends and a variety of activities including crafting, cooking, outdoor games, and lots of fun. A surpri...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

A Conversation with Author Lynn Katz (Virtual)

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lecture, History, & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 55
Event Details:
Join us for a thought-provoking conversation with Lynn Katz, a former Farmington school principal. Her debut novel, The Surrogate, explores the psychological profile of a disturbed teen and the high school English teacher who tries to help ...

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If you have special needs to attend this program, please contact the library in advance.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Alphabet on the Run

All Day
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Ages 3-5. Registration Required    Take-Home Have fun getting to know the ABCs. This early literacy program focuses on the alphabet by introducing children to a different letter of the alphabet each week. Sign up and receive weekly ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Take & Make Big Green Monster

All Day
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
 Come to the Children's Department to pick up your child's Big Green Monster craft, inspired by the book!  This craft will be held for 1 week. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Take & Make Painted Pumpkin Decorating

All Day
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Paint a pumpkin for your porch with this take-and-make craft!  ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Biblio Box

All Day
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Sign up each month for some fun treats and a hand selected library book picked just for you!  Register via the calendar! Fill out this interest form so we can select a book just for you! Sign up once--if you miss two boxes, you'll...

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If you have special needs to attend this program, please contact the library in advance.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Alphabet Soup

9:30am - 10:15am
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Ages 3-5, for the child alone. Registration Required    Have fun getting to know the ABCs! This early literacy program focuses on the alphabet by introducing children to a different letter of the alphabet each week through stories, ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Friday Surprise on Facebook Live!

10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Event Details:
Ages two to five.  Join us on Facebook Live (@FLKidsPlace) for a family storytime!  Each week children and their caregivers will meet a children’s librarian who will share stories, songs to dance to, puppets...who knows wh...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Saturday with Sophie the Dog

9:30am - 11:30am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Library Garden Patio
Age Group: All Ages, Children
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Would you like to read to Sophie, the certified therapy dog?  Call the Library at 860-673-6791 to schedule your very own 10-minute, one-on-one snuggle and read time.  Bring your favorite book or choose one of ours. This program is perf...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Spooky Storytime Fun!

10:00am - 10:30am
Barney Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Barney Library
Room: Barney Library Lawn
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Ages 2-8.    Registration required.  Come to Barney Library for a fun Saturday storytime and craft. Wear your costume!  We will read some fun and spooky Halloween books and make a non-mes...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Spooky Storytime Fun!

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Barney Library
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Barney Library
Room: Barney Library Lawn
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Ages 2-8.    Registration required.  Come to Barney Library for a fun Saturday storytime and craft. Wear your costume!  We will read some fun and spooky Halloween books and make a non-mes...
This event is in the "Children" group.

National Brush your Teeth Day

All Day
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
November 1st is National Brush your Teeth Day.  Pick up your bag at the Library and receive some activities and a new tooth brush. You will also receive a link to hear a special story from Miss Paula.  It's important that we all take care o...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Crafternoon with Creativebug

All Day
Barney Library
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Barney Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Spend the afternoon making a project with Creativebug!  Craft kits will be available for pick up at the Barney Library beginning the day of the program and will be left out for you to pick up the rest of the week. When you are ready to try ou...

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If you have special needs to attend this program, please contact the library in advance.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Onederful Ones

9:30am - 10:15am
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Jay Johnston Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
For one-year olds and their caregivers. A fun filled half-hour featuring finger plays, books, and lots of music and movement. You will receive a personal bag of props during each class.  This will eliminate the spread of germs! Class si...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Terrific Twos

10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Jay Johnston Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
For two-year-olds and their caregivers. Registration Required.  Enjoy stories together along with music and finger rhymes. Your bag of song props will be given out when we meet.  Class size will be limited and we will meet in the large C...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Polish Language Storytime

6:00pm - 6:45pm
Main Library
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
For children ages 2 to 7 with caregiver. Registration Required. Speak to your child in the language you know best! Join Miss Eva for Storytime in Polish. Enjoy stories and activities and browse our Polish-language collections. Class size will be l...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Bite-Sized Science - Take Home

All Day
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Science & Technology, Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
For children ages 3-6. Registration Required for each individual program.  Take-Home This program offers a fun way to learn simple scientific concepts and conduct experiments. Activity bags with instructions for each program will be available...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Dial-a-Story

All Day
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones, Series for School Age Kids
Event Details:
Call us at 860-673-6791, choose option 8, and then select what type of recording you would like to hear - a picture book story, a poem, a relaxation story, a Polish language story or rhyme, or a joke or riddle.  Recordings change each Tuesday. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Election Day at the Library!

All Day
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Stop by our voting booth in the Kids’ Place to vote for your favorite literary cat – Pete the Cat, The Cat in the Hat, or Bad Kitty.  Every vote counts!!  ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Mystery Craft Kit

All Day
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Sign up for a mystery craft! Kits will be a fun surprise--you never know what you'll get! This program is open to teens in grades 7-12. Registration Required. You can pick up reserved bags at the Adult Services desk on the second floor sta...

Disclaimer(s)

If you have special needs to attend this program, please contact the library in advance.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult Virtual Maker Program: Faux Caramel Apple

9:00am - 5:00pm
Main Library
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
We will be making faux food--Fall Caramel Apples! You can pick up your kit of materials at the Adult Services desk on the second floor starting Tuesday November 2. Instructions will be included in the kit, no video link will be sent out. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Movers and Groovers Zoom Dance Party

9:30am - 10:00am
Barney Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Barney Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Music, Dance, & Film, Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Come Move and Groove with Miss Amy - let's have a virtual party!  We will read a favorite book and do some dancing! Tell your grown-ups to put on their dancing shoes and be ready to move and groove!  Register to receive the Zoom invit...