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Tuesday, June 26 at 2:00 pm
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Tuesdays at the Movies
Main Library - Children's Room

Join us on Tuesday afternoons throughout the summer for a family movie in the Community Room. Check in the Children’s Department for a list of what’s-playing-this-week. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.



Wednesday, June 27 at 10:00 am
Play

Garden of Beats with Conga J
Main Library - Children's Room

Join the drum circle! -- Best suited for ages 3-8, accompanied by an adult. No registration.



Thursday, June 28 at 3:00 pm
Play

Tween Time - Superhero Olympics
Jefferson Branch

Pool noodle jousting, Obstacle course, make your own Olympic Medal. Grades 4-8.



Thursday, June 28 at 6:30 pm
Play

Rhythm of the Rain Story/Craft
Main Library - Children's Room

Enjoy a shower of stories and make a rainstick.—Best suited for children ages 3-8, accompanied by an adult. No registration.



Tuesday, July 3 at 2:00 pm
Play

Tuesdays at the Movies
Main Library - Children's Room

Join us on Tuesday afternoons throughout the summer for a family movie in the Community Room. Check in the Children’s Department for a list of what’s-playing-this-week. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.



Thursday, July 5 at 10:00 am
Play

Pumpernickel Puppets presents Peter Rabbit
Jefferson Branch

Recommended for ages 3-8 accompanied by an adult, no registration required.



Thursday, July 5 at 6:30 pm
Play

Tiger Dances to Turtle's Tune
Main Library - Children's Room

Stories and songs with Mary Jo Maichack. Best suited for children ages 3-8, accompanied by an adult. No  registration



Saturday, July 7 at 2:00 pm
Play

Imagination Builder
Main Library - Children's Room

Take a break, let your mind wander, stroll through a pile of Duplo or LEGO blocks, and see what you can make. Children ages 2-12 years, accompanied by an adult. No registration.



Tuesday, July 10 at 2:00 pm
Play

Tuesdays at the Movies
Main Library - Children's Room

Join us on Tuesday afternoons throughout the summer for a family movie in the Community Room. Check in the Children’s Department for a list of what’s-playing-this-week. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.



Wednesday, July 11 at 10:00 am
Play

Pet Show
Main Library - Children's Room

Bring your pet, or just come and enjoy the animals. Children bringing pets must register in advance; otherwise, registration is not required.
All ages welcome—children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.



Wednesday, July 11 at 2:00 pm
Play

Bingo!
Main Library - Children's Room

For children up to age 12. No Registration. Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.



Thursday, July 12 at 10:00 am
Play

Garden of Beats with Conga J
Jefferson Branch

Join the drum circle! Recommended for ages 3-8 accompanied by an adult, no registration required.



Thursday, July 12 at 3:00 pm
Play

Tween Time - Minecraft
Jefferson Branch

Make your own Minecraft sword, and a food craft. Grades 4-8.



Thursday, July 12 at 6:30 pm
Play

American Folk Tales and Songs
Main Library - Children's Room

Presented by Hampstead Stage Company. Best suited for children ages 3-8, accompanied by an adult. No registration.



Tuesday, July 17 at 2:00 pm
Play

Tuesdays at the Movies
Main Library - Children's Room

Join us on Tuesday afternoons throughout the summer for a family movie in the Community Room. Check in the Children’s Department for a list of what’s-playing-this-week. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.



Wednesday, July 18 at 12:00 pm
Play

Nature Nick's Animal Adventures
Main Library - Children's Room

Meet many exotic animals from around the world. Best suited for children ages 3-8, accompanied by an adult. No registration.       



Thursday, July 19 at 10:00 am
Play

Mr. Gym
Jefferson Branch

Dance and play along to the music! Recommended for ages 3-8 accompanied by an adult, no registration required.



Thursday, July 19 at 6:30 pm
Play

Rock Out with Chris Merwin and his electric guitar!
Main Library - Children's Room

Best suited for children ages 3-8, accompanied by an adult. No registration.



Tuesday, July 24 at 2:00 pm
Play

Tuesdays at the Movies
Main Library - Children's Room

Join us on Tuesday afternoons throughout the summer for a family movie in the Community Room. Check in the Children’s Department for a list of what’s-playing-this-week. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.



Wednesday, July 25 at 10:00 am
Play

Magician Ed Popielarczyk
Main Library - Children's Room

Be amazed and amused. Best suited for children ages 3-8, accompanied by an adult. No registration.



Thursday, July 26 at 10:00 am
Play

Read It Up!
Jefferson Branch

Meet the mascots of the Hartford Yard Goats and New Britain Bees. Bring a camera! Recommended for ages 3-8 accompanied by an adult, no registration required.



Thursday, July 26 at 6:30 pm
Play

I Love a Parade Story/Craft
Main Library - Children's Room

Make some cymbals and join the parade! Best suited for children ages 3-8, accompanied by an adult. No registration.



Saturday, July 28 at 10:00 am
Play

Libraries Rock!
Main Library - Children's Room

Paint your own rock. Children ages 2-12 years, accompanied by an adult. No registration.



Tuesday, July 31 at 2:00 pm
Play

Tuesdays at the Movies
Main Library - Children's Room

Join us on Tuesday afternoons throughout the summer for a family movie in the Community Room. Check in the Children’s Department for a list of what’s-playing-this-week. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.



 

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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