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This event is in the "Children" group.

Movers and Groovers

February 18, 2020
9:30am - 11:00am
Barney Library
Library Branch: Barney Library
Room: Hoppin Gallery
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Event Details:

Ages birth to 3, with a caregiver. Learn some rhymes, read a book, dance, sing, and socialize with toys. No registration required.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Arts & Crafts Party

February 18, 2020
10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:
For children in grades K-3. You voted for it - here it is!  We'll have a room full of arts & crafts stations for you to create to your heart's content!  Perfect for a day off from school.   Registration is required; regi...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Back To Reality: Minecraft Escape Room

February 18, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Board Room 1
Age Group: Teens, Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Do you love Minecraft? What if you became trapped in the 8-bit world of Minecraft and the only way back to reality was through clues, locks, and puzzles? Break out into the real world by paying attention to everything you see... can you escape? ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Arts & Crafts Party

February 18, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Event Details:
For children in grades K-3. You voted for it - here it is!  We'll have a room full of arts & crafts stations for you to create to your heart's content!  Perfect for a day off from school.   Registration is required; regi...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Back To Reality: Minecraft Escape Room

February 18, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Board Room 1
Age Group: Teens, Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Do you love Minecraft? What if you became trapped in the 8-bit world of Minecraft and the only way back to reality was through clues, locks, and puzzles? Break out into the real world by paying attention to everything you see... can you escape? ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

School Age Craft: Yarn Art

February 18, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Barney Library
Registration
Library Branch: Barney Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Teens, Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Learn to sew with yarn to create a one of a kind piece of snowflake art! ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Back To Reality: Minecraft Escape Room

February 18, 2020
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Board Room 1
Age Group: Teens, Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Do you love Minecraft? What if you became trapped in the 8-bit world of Minecraft and the only way back to reality was through clues, locks, and puzzles? Break out into the real world by paying attention to everything you see... can you escape? ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Knifty Knitters, Learn to Knit NO CLASS TONIGHT

February 19, 2020
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Tween Space
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming, Series for School Age Kids
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:

Ages 7& up.  Learn to knit with Miss Paula! We will provide yarn and needles to get you started. You will learn the basic knit stitch and we will work on a group project together. 

PLEASE REGISTER

This event is in the "Children" group.

Tots & Tunes

February 19, 2020
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room 1
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Event Details:
This event is in the "Children" group.

Tots & Tunes

February 21, 2020
9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Event Details:
This event is in the "Children" group.

Tots & Tunes

February 21, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Event Details:
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Read to Eli the Dog

February 22, 2020
9:30am - 10:30am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room 1
Age Group: All Ages, Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones, Series for School Age Kids
Event Details:

Reading to Eli and Darwin the Library Dogs can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills. There are many benefits to reading with a therapy dog. Here are just a few:

  1. Dogs are non-judgmental so children are less self-conscious, the dog won’t laugh or correct.
  2. Most children have a natural affinity and bond with dogs and those that are hesitant can learn to trust a therapy dog by reading a book to the dog.
  3. Children are allowed to improve their reading skills in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
  4. Results show that it decreases stress over reading aloud in class.
  5. It can enhance self-esteem, motivate speech and build confidence.

Brand new readers, apprehensive readers, and avid readers alike will benefit from snuggling up to a canine companion.

Call the Library at 860-673-6791 to schedule your 15 minute one-on-one appointment. Note various days and times.  Spaces are limited. Under 3 must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is in the "Children" group.

My Wobbly Tooth Story Time

February 22, 2020
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room 1
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Story time all about teeth, featuring stories, craft and a guest from a dental office who will come to talk about teeth brushing.  Go home with your very own toothbrush. Registration is required. For ages 3-5. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

LEGO Saturdays at Barney

February 22, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Barney Library
Library Branch: Barney Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming, Series for School Age Kids
Event Details:
Join us on Saturdays to play and build with LEGOs.  You can display your creation in the library for a week! Drop in, no registration required! Ages 5 and up, younger siblings are welcome with parental supervision. Duplos are available for ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Garmany Music Series: Hartt School of Music Faculty

February 23, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: All Ages, Adults, Teens, Children
Program Type: Garmany Music Series, Music, Dance, & Film
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Faculty of the prestigious Hartt School of Music will join us for an afternoon performance of classical music! Featuring Mihai Tetel (cello), Gaylien Chun (piano), Katalin Viszmeg (violin), Tamila Azadaliyeva (piano), and Melinda Da...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Polish Language Storytime

February 24, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room 1
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones, Parents & Caregivers
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:

Ages birth - 5 with a caregiver. 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. 

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE SERIES

This event is in the "Children" group.

Movers and Groovers

February 25, 2020
9:30am - 11:00am
Barney Library
Library Branch: Barney Library
Room: Hoppin Gallery
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Event Details:

Ages birth to 3, with a caregiver. Learn some rhymes, read a book, dance, sing, and socialize with toys. No registration required.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Celebrate February

February 26, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Barney Library
Registration
Library Branch: Barney Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming, Special Event
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Ages 2 - 4. Celebrate the season!  Come for a special story time and craft. Sing and dance, be prepared to get messy!

PLEASE REGISTER

This event is in the "Children" group.

Knifty Knitters, Learn to Knit

February 26, 2020
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Tween Space
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming, Series for School Age Kids
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:

Ages 7& up.  Learn to knit with Miss Paula! We will provide yarn and needles to get you started. You will learn the basic knit stitch and we will work on a group project together. 

PLEASE REGISTER

This event is in the "Children" group.

Tots & Tunes

February 26, 2020
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room 1
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Event Details:
This event is in the "Children" group.

MyGym at Barney Library

February 27, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Barney Library
Registration
Library Branch: Barney Library
Room: Hoppin Gallery
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Health, Wellness, & Lifestyle, Special Event
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Get Moving with MyGym! Practice strength, agility, and flexibility through exercise games, music, and more with an instructor from MyGym West Hartford! Registration required! Ages 1-4 ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Tots & Tunes

February 28, 2020
9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Event Details:
This event is in the "Children" group.

Tots & Tunes

February 28, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Event Details:
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: All Ages, Adults, Teens, Children
Program Type: Garmany Music Series, Music, Dance, & Film
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 56
Event Details:
Join Deirdre McMorrow and Paul Pender for a rousing Irish concert! Enchanting traditional Celtic fiddler, McMorrow, and guitarist/songwriter, Pender, will energize every Irish native-and those who turn Irish for St. Patrick's Day-- in a free conce...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Onederful Ones

March 2, 2020
9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room 1
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Event Details:

Ages 12 - 24 months with a caregiver. A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement. No registration required.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Terrific Twos (Mondays)

March 2, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room 1
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Age 2 with a caregiver. Enjoy books, music, parachute, and puppets, all geared toward those "terrific" twos! Registration required; choose either the Monday or Wednesday class.   ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Tween Time!

March 2, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming, Science & Technology, Series for School Age Kids
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Tweens in grades 4-6. This is a great opportunity for older kids to hang out together in the library and unwind at the end of the day. Activities will vary each week and include creating crafts, playing tabletop board games, and completng hands-on ST...