Children’s Department

  • 3-30-17 Meris Palmer 2017
  • 4-5-17 Russian folk Tales
  • The Cinderella Project 2017
  • Tales About Teeth 2017
  • Gardening Club 2017

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Winter/Spring 2017 Story Times & Clubs begin the week of
February 6th, 2017!

Registration is required for:
1)  Minecraft Club. Tuesdays @ 5:30 PM.
2)  Build It, Grow It, Stack It, Show It Club. Wednesdays @ 6:00 PM.
Sign-up for both events begins January 23rd. Call 860-7787 ext 2021.
All other events are drop-in!

Story Times
Stories, Songs, & Sensory Play Ages birth—2 and guardians. Stimulate your baby’s body and brain with sensory play,
accompanied by a story, songs and rhymes. Things may get messy—bring extra clothes!
No registration required.
Heads, Shoulders, Knees & Tales Ages 2—5 and guardians. Enjoy stories, finger plays, action rhymes and stretches in this
story time for beginning readers. Each sessions ends in a fun craft!
No registration required.
1 Book, 1 Craft! All ages. Keep Sundays simple with the best combination since PB&J!
No registration required.
Wiggle & Read All ages. Get your groove on! Shake, shimmy, & dance in this movement-centric story time.
No registration required.
Polish Story Time All ages. Embrace your community with stories, songs, & crafts in your native tongue!
No registration required.
Ages 3+. Kids get a chance to get their wiggles out and then sit for a story.
No registration required.
Going Solo Ages 3+.  Foster your child’s confidence with this special session between children and
librarian—no grown-ups allowed!
No registration required.
  Activities & Clubs
Lego Open Play All ages. Come build with us—with a Lego collection this big, everything really is awesome.
No registration required.
Creation Station All ages. Jumpstart young artists with projects from our DIY craft buffet. No registration required.
Movie Madness All ages. Big hits on the big screen at no cost! Popcorn served. No registration required.
Spanish Social Hour All ages. Enjoy Spanish books, music & conversation w/Bristol’s thriving Spanish community!
No registration required.
Creative Café “with” Hervé Tullet Ages 3+ w/guardians. Celebrate art as play! This workshop is interactive, and involves
music, games, rhythm, and team work.  Wear a smock – this could get messy.
Last Class: March 6th. No registration required.
Garden Club Ages 3+ w/ guardians. Beginning March 13th, plant seeds each week for a summer harvest!
No registration required.
Build It, Grow It, Stack it,  Show It! Ages 5+. Think up, down, & all around w/guided stacking challenges! A great STEM intro.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call 860-584-7787 ext. 2021.
Games & Snacks Ages 6+. Pair fresh popcorn and board games for an effortless night of family fun!No registration required.
2nd Chance Crafts Ages 6+. Spark the imagination with yesterdays recyclables! Donations welcome.
No registration required.
Minecraft Club Ages 9—12. Join forces with other Minecrafters to avoid the mobs and complete a mission!
Session One: February 7th—March 7th. Session Two: March 14th—April 11th
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call 860-584-7787 ext. 2021.
  Special Events
Llama @ the Library What’s better than llama stories? An actual llama! Enjoy both with these special llama visits!
3/1/17 @ 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM. No registration required.
Stories & Songs with
Meris Palmer
Experience tales and tunes like never before with a traditional oral storyteller! Two visits.
3/14/17 @ 10:00AM & 3/30/17 @ 11:00 AM. No registration required. 
Train Conductors
Get your engine going with this story time hosted by the Railroad Museum of New England.
Perfect for train enthusiasts of any age.
3/16/17  @ 10:00 AM. No registration required.
New England
Carousel Museum
Earn a free carousel token along with stories and crafts hosted by the NE Carousel Museum.
3/17/17 @ 10:00 AM. No registration required.
Les Julian Presents! Start wiggling and giggling with performer Les Julian’s interactive musical show.
3/22/17 @ 10:00 AM. No registration required.
Safety Fair Learn the smart moves for safe cycling at our riding rodeo! Free bike helmets for the 1st 100 kids.
3/25/17 from 10:00 AM—12:30 PM. No registration required.
Spring Gala Throw a party for all things spring! Egg-dyeing, crafts, & games available. (Bring your own eggs.)
4/01/17 from 10:00 AM—2:00 PM. No registration required.

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