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Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 pm

Caroling with the Girl Scouts
Main Library - Children's Room

Enjoy young voices singing familiar tunes. Everyone welcome.

Tuesday, December 12 at 11:30 am

The Madrigal Singers
Main Library

Join with The Madrigal Singers from New Britain High School as they stroll through the library singing songs of the season.

Tuesday, December 12 at 6:30 pm

"See Us, Support Us" - Family Storytime & Craft
Main Library - Children's Room

Sponsored by Connecticut Children with Incarcerated Parents. Working to build empathy in a world that is becoming increasingly isolated. All ages, everyone welcome.

Thursday, December 14 at 6:30 pm

A Christmas Carol presented by:
Hampstead Stage Company

Main Library - Children's Room

Best suited for children ages 3-8 years, accompanied by a caregiver. No registration.

Saturday, December 16

Science Saturday
Main Library - Children's Room

Come to one of two interactive, hands on science programs all about rocks and minerals! Registration is required.

2:00 - ages 3-6 with an adult: participate in fun science activities like creating an earthquake with Legos, digging up minerals, and learning about plate tectonics with graham crackers!

3:00 - ages 7-10: create your own earthquake resistant building, learn about weathering using sugar cubes, and examine and sort rocks and minerals. 

Tuesday December 19 at 4:30 pm
Teen Movie The Darkt Tower

Tween Time: Star Wars
Community Room

Are you a Star Wars fan in 4th-8th grade? Join us to make your own lightsaber, play a Star Wars game, and create a button with your favorite character!

Thursday, December 21 at 6:30 pm

Catch him! - The Gingerbread Man Story/Craft
Main Library - Children's Room

Best suited for children ages 3-8 years, accompanied by a caregiver. No registration.

Tuesday, December 26 at 2:00 pm

Christmas Movie & Craft
Main Library - Children's Room

Come for a showing of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration.




Terrific Tots

Ages: 2½- 3½
Times: Mondays at 10:00 am
Location: Main Library

Storytime for children ages 2½- 3½, and their parents or caregivers. Activities include stories, a simple craft, and time to play with library toys at the end of the program. No registration.

Super Kids

Ages: 3-5
Times: Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Location: Main Library

This is a weekly program for more experienced listeners. The program lasts approximately 30 minutes. Children 3 and older are encouraged to stay alone in the story hour room so that they can become comfortable being apart from their parents for a short period of time. However, parents must stay in the Children’s Department. Late arrivals will not be admitted because they disrupt the continuity of the program.

Family Story Hour

Ages: 3-8
Times: Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Location: Main Library

This is a weekly program for families to attend together. Activities include stories and a film or craft. The program lasts 30-45 minutes.

Time for Tots

Ages: Under 3
Times: Fridays at 10:00 am
Location: Main Library

This is a weekly program for children and adults consisting of two basic activities: using library toys with your child and participating in mini-storytimes. Children and parents are not expected to stay for the full 1½ hours. You may come and go as is comfortable for your child and the group. Parents must stay with their child at all times and use the toys with them. This will help children develop the art of sharing and learn respect for others and for toys. This program is restricted to children under three years old and their caregivers.










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