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Fall Storytime    

Special Events for Ages 3 to 5 

Grades K - 3  

Grades 4-6 Workshops

Teens 

Saturday  Specials ( all ages)

  

 


 

 

Craftastic Fridays
For All Ages

Every Friday the Oliver Wolcott Library will have a fun, new craft suitable for kids of all ages! Bring your child to the Children’s Library at any time throughout the day, so they can create their very own masterpiece to take home!

 

 


Fall Storytime

 

Bouncing Babies: Birth - 24 months
Tuesdays 10:30 AM

September 10 through October 29

Join Dr. Caroline for Bouncing Babies! Enjoy concept and rhyming books, learn finger plays, and meet other families in this interactive program. Your child will form a bond with you, develop listening skills, and begin vocabulary development.

Drop-in. No registration necessary.

 


 

Preschool Storytime: 2 - 5 year olds 
Thursdays 10:30 AM 

September 12 through October 31 

 Join Miss Kathy for Preschool Storytime! Enjoy new and classic picture books, learn movement activities, and build pre-literacy skills such as phonological awareness and comprehension. Stories will be read that encourage participation and comment.

Drop-in. No registration necessary.

 

 


 

Letters are Characters

A playful pre-reading program for 
children ages 4 -7 & caregivers

Tuesdays 4:00 PM 
September 10 through October 22

Wednesdays 10:30 AM 
September 11 through October 23

 

Parents/caregivers are children’s first teachers and play a critical role in literacy. During this fun and interactive program with Dr. Caroline, we’ll study how children learn to read, as well as how to provide effective, evidence-based support and instruction to create enriching, lifelong reading habits. Your children will acquire pre-reading skills through story and hands on, multi-sensory play that will enable them to begin to break the phonemic code, an essential stepping stone in learning to read. 

Drop-in. No registration necessary.

  


 

Teen Programs 

 

Sunshine & Succulents
Saturday, September 21 

For Grades 7 & up
10:30 - 11:30 AM

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Are you fascinated by succulents, but haven't had the best luck keeping them alive? Or are you already experienced and just looking for a new project? Either way, this workshop is for you! In this creative workshop, you'll get your hands dirty while learning all about how to create a succulent arrangement perfect for decorating your bedroom!

Pick from a selection of succulents and planters, and then receive some hands-on help for planting your very own succulent to take home! A green thumb or previous gardening experience is not necessary. All materials will be provided. Plus, we’ll have pastries and orange juice to enjoy!

Registration required.

Generously sponsored by Civic Family Services.

  


 

 Saturday Specials

Registration is Required For Each Session

 

Hooked On Llamas
Saturday, October 19 at 11:00 - 11:45 AM
For all ages

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Meet and pet a llama! Debbie Labbe of Country Quilt Llama Farm and her pet llama will be visiting for a special program all about llamas. Debbie will read the classic story, Is Your Mama a Llama?, learn the many uses of llamas including llama fiber product, and then have a chance to pet the llama!

Registration required.
 


 For ages 3 to 5 

 

Little Artist Storyime
Friday, September 13 

For ages 3 to 5 
11:00 - 11:45 AM

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Grab your smocks and paintbrushes and join us for a special art-themed storytime! Children will listen to a read aloud of a picture book which is sure to inspire their inner artist. Then they will experiment with a variety of art supplies in order to create their very own masterpieces to bring home. Be prepared to get a little messy and have lots of fun! All materials will be provided.

Registration required.
 

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Shape Up Storytime
Friday,October 11 
For ages 3 to 5 

11:00 - 11:45 AM

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Go on a shape hunt, sing a song about squares, bend your body like a circle, and more during this fun and interactive storytime. We will read books, sing songs, and rotate through different stations emphasizing shape awareness. Using a variety of fun, playful activities, children will learn how to identify and create basic shapes.

Registration required.

 


 For Grades K - 3

 

Amazing Edible Science

Friday, September 20 
For Grades K - 3

3:30 - 4:15 PM

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Spend an afternoon at OWL where playing with food will not only be encouraged, it will be mandatory! During this exciting and hands-on program we will read a book about astronomy and then we will use pretzel sticks and marshmallows to create some edible constellations, and Oreos to demonstrate the phases of the moon.

Registration required.

 

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1/2 Day Animals Explorer's Club
Reptiles & Amphibians! 
with Riverside Reptiles

Thursday, October 10 
For Grades K - 3

1:30 - 2:30 PM

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This hands-on educational program will introduce your child to the natural history of reptiles and amphibians, and the importance of conservation efforts. Since 2004, Brian Kleinman of Riverside Reptiles has been wowing young audiences with his exciting, fun and hands-on learning of the natural world. A graduate in biology from Franklin Pierce University, Brian worked as the Animal Curator at the Science Center of CT,studied Loggerhead Sea Turtles in Georgia, worked for several months in the Everglades, and more.

Join us for the first of our ½ Day Animal Explorer’s Club!
Registration required.

Generously sponsored by Litchfield Education Foundation

  

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Spooky Science! With Miss Kathy

Friday, October 18
For Grades K - 3

3:30 - 4:15 PM

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Bubbling witches’ brew, flying ghosts, and exploding pumpkins . . . time to get in the Halloween spirit with some spooky science! Join Miss Kathy for an exciting and hands-on program including a read aloud of a Halloween picture book along with some spooky science demonstrations sure to make you scream with delight.

Registration required.

 

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Halloween Storytime

Monday, October 28
For Grades K - 3

3:30 - 4:15 PM

 

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Come dressed in costume and join us for a special Halloween themed storytime and craft program! Miss Kathy will read some of her favorite Halloween stories, and then we will make our very own stuffed cat, spider, or pumpkin to take home. Registration required.

 


 

For Grades 4-6

 

Circuit Bugs & Vibrobots Workshop

Fridays: September 13 & October 11
For Grades 4-6

3:30 - 4:15 PM

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Design and build your very own circuit bugs powered with LED lights and vibrobots, tiny robots powered by vibrating motors! Along the way, we’ll learn some of the basic engineering components involved in these projects. No previous experience with circuits or motors is required. All materials will be provided.

Registration required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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