Wednesday, September 30 from 4-7 pm
September 30: Join the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven @ 4:30pm for a story time and apple craft. They will be reading A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry.
Adult Coloring Art Therapy
Drop-in all through September
Did you know that a simple way to relieve stress is by coloring? Coloring stimulates both the left and right sides of the brain to focus your attention away from stressors and help you rejuvenate. Stop by the Circulation Desk and we will provide you with colored pencils and special coloring pages, and channel your day to day stresses into a creative accomplishment!
Twilight in Danzig with Dr. Kra
Tuesday, October 6 @ 7 pm
Hear Dr. Kra talk about his childhood in the last days of a vanished world, that of the Free State of Danzig between the world wars, when aristocrat and merchants, Jews, Poles, and Germans, mingled in a climate of prosperity charged with uncertainty and change. Please register.
Great Reads from the 1990’s book discussion with Dr. Mark Schenker
Wednesday, October 14 @ 7 pm
Join Mark Schenker for a series of discussions of three award-winning works of literary fiction from the 1990s. The first novel discussed on October 14 will be David Guterson’s first novel, Snow Falling on Cedars (1994), which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The second novel discussed on November 18 will be Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader (1995; in English in 1997) which was awarded major literary prizes in France, Germany and Italy. The third novel discussed on December 9 will be Tracy Chevalier’s Girl with a Pearl Earring (1999) which won the UK’s Orange Prize for Fiction.
Return of the Great Pumpkin with Robin Glowa, The Conscious Cook
Wednesday, October 27 @ 7 pm
Join Robin Glowa, the Conscious Cook, for recipes and a demonstration on this season’s most fantastic ingredient. Recipes and samples included. Space is limited and registration is required.
Thursday, September 24 @ 7pm
Rated R. 144 minutes. An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner’s life.
5 Flights Up
Thursday, October 1 @ 7pm
Rated PG-13. 92 minutes. A long-time married couple who’ve spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away. Starring Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman.
Thursday, October 8 @ 7pm
Rated R. 99 minutes. A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.
Children’s and Teen Events
Build with Legos
Saturday, September 19 @ 3pm Ages 5 and up
What can you build with Lego’s? Join us at the hands-on workshop and find out! Registration required. Please register online.
Eager Readers Book Group
Monday, September 28 @ 6:30pm (Grades K – 2)
We will be reading Raven this month by Gerald McDermott. Read the book at home and then join us for a discussion and a cool craft! Register at the Children’s Desk when you pick up your copy of the book.
Teen Brick Building
Monday, September 21 @ 3:30pm
High school students are invited to join us for a Lego brick building contest, where you can work solo or in a team. Drop by for an afterschool snack, construction challenge, and some think tank fun! We will provide the Legos. Please register online.
Tween Time Tube Art
Wednesday, September 30 @ 6:30pm
Join us as we construct using paper towel tubes. We will have all supplies on hand to help you test your engineering skills and let your imagination soar. Students entering grades 4 through grade 12 can participate in the fun! Please register online.
Crazy 8’s Math Club
Wednesday, October 7 @ 5pm (grades K – 2)
Join us for an Epic Air Traffic Control program. Build your own airport, complete the finger-light airplanes, and glow stick runway. You’ll use your math skills to land the planes without crashing! Space and supplies are limited. Registration required. Please register online.
Sciencetellers Halloween program Dragons & Dreams
Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 2pm (ages 5 and up)
Come and see interactive and explosive experiments with dry ice, fog, smoke-filled bubbles, flying rockets and more. Registration required. Please register online.
The New SAT Practice Test
Saturday, October 24 @ 11am
Beginning in spring 2016, The College Board, makers of the SAT will be launching a revised version of the SAT. Students taking the exam will have the option to take the new exam or the old exam. Try your hand at the new exam to see what the differences are and help you decide which exam to take. Test is 3 hours long with an optional essay that will add extra 50 minutes to exam time. Calculators are not permitted for the new SAT exam. Please call the library to register at 203-389-3433, register at the Circulation Desk, or register online.
Fall Story Time Schedule
(No programs on Wednesday, September 23)
All story time programs are drop-in! No registration required.
Storycraft for grades K-3
Tuesdays @ 6:30pm
Join us for a literature based program combining story & craft.
Toddlers & Twos
Wednesdays @ 10:30 am
Rhymes, finger plays, songs and simple stories.
Babies up to 12 months
Wednesdays @ 11:30 a.m.
Action songs, rhymes and fun for little ones.
Preschool story & craft for ages 3-5
Saturdays @ 11:00 a.m.
Start your weekend with us and savor some stories!