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Town Tribune Library Column -- Oct. 19, 2017

posted Oct 15, 2017, 10:27 AM by NF Library

Program Courtesy

   Please call as soon as possible if you have registered for a program and then find you can’t attend.  We usually have waiting lists, and by being courteous, it allows us to call the next person on the list.  There have been many times when we have had a popular program with a waiting list and then very few of those registered actually attended.  We realize the programs are free and registrants are not under any monetary obligation to attend. However, it does cause a lack of consideration for those who otherwise might have wanted to come and enjoy the program.  There is also a courtesy that should be extended to the presenter of the program and library staff/budget.  If there is only a certain number registered, then the program may have to be cancelled.  Our program funding is very limited and we can’t afford to pay presenters when two people show up out of the thirty or more we could have accommodated.  Thank you for your cooperation and consideration.

***Registration for programs is required and opens two weeks before the event. ***

Adult Programs

   Friday Night Crafting Club, 6-8 pm.  Bring your project to the Library and take some time for yourself with fellow crafters.  This informal group meets in the Library’s lower level and requires no registration.

   Cooking with Chef Stef, Friday, Oct. 20, 6 pm, Library Community Room.  Learn how to create the perfect tailgate party.  Chef Stef will demonstrate how to make homemade barbeque sauces, pulled pork sliders and coleslaw. Participants will have the opportunity to sample all items.  Registration opened Oct. 6.

   Henna, Friday, Oct. 20, 5:45 pm, Program Room.  Participants ages 14 and up are invited to join Jamilah Zebarth and learn about the history and origin of henna.  Zebarth will apply designs for all participants using all natural henna.  Registration opened Oct. 6.

  The Pit and the Pendulum, Monday, Oct. 30, 6:30 pm, Library Community Room.  Celebrate Halloween with acclaimed voice actor, Alan Sklar.  Sklar will perform a dramatic reading of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum.” Sklar has been in the business for over 30 years voicing radio/TV commercials and recording over 200 audiobooks.  Registration opened Oct. 16.

Programs for Children

   Wee Ones, Mondays, 10:30-11 am, Program Room.  Stories, music and movement with Ms. Janet for children ages 12-23 months.  Monthly registration is required.

   Tales for Twos, Tuesdays, 10:30-11 am, Program Room.  Stories, music and crafts with Ms. Janet for children ages 24-35 months.   Monthly registration is required.

   More Stories Please, Weds., 1:30-2 pm, Program Room.  Stories and a craft with Ms. JoAnn for children ages three to five.  Monthly registration is required.  There will not be a class held on Nov. 1st.

   Drop-In Storytime/Stay and Play, Thursdays, 10:30-11am,  Program Room.  Stories, music and movement for all ages with Ms. JoAnn every Thursday unless school is closed.  No registration is required.  There will not be a class held on October 26.

   Beardsley Zoo, Thursday, Oct. 26, 10:30 am, Program Room.  Learn about the wild side of animals and nature.  Examine rare artifacts, meet and touch some amazing animals.  This program is for preschool aged children and up.  Registration opened Oct. 12.

   Halloween Craft, Friday, Oct. 27, 4:30 pm, Program Room.  Create a spooky haunted house for Halloween.  This program is for children in grades K and up.  Registration opened Oct. 13.

   Imagination Building, Weds., Nov. 1, 1:30 pm, Program Room.  Children ages three to five are invited to enjoy open play with the Imagination Playground mobile play station.  Using oddly formed big, blue blocks, children will explore sharing collaborative building, problem solving and creative self-expression.  Registration opened Oct. 18.  

522 new Freading ebooks 10-11-2017

posted Oct 11, 2017, 11:09 AM by NF Library

Town Tribune Library Column -- Oct. 5, 2017

posted Sep 29, 2017, 10:30 AM by NF Library

October 5, 2017 Town Tribune Library Column

 

Holiday Closing

   The Library will be closed on Monday, October 9 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.  Please take this into consideration when planning to visit or calling for information.

***Registration for programs is required and opens two weeks before the event. ***

Adult Programs

   Friday Night Crafting Club, 6-8 pm.  Bring your project to the Library and take some time for yourself with fellow crafters.  This informal group meets in the Library’s lower level and requires no registration.

   Genealogy, Weds., Oct. 18, 6:45-7:30 pm.  Karen Keeler will be available to help with your ancestry search.  This group meets in the Community Room.  Registration opened Oct. 4.

   Winemaking, Weds., Oct. 18, 6:30 pm.  Nothing feels as satisfying and authentic as making your first batch of wine from fresh grapes.  Learn some of the basic techniques presented by BrewSupply located in Brookfield, CT.  Registration opened Oct. 4.

   Cooking with Chef Stef, Friday, Oct. 20, 6 pm.  Learn how to create the perfect tailgate party.  Chef Stef will demonstrate how to make homemade barbeque sauces, pulled pork sliders and coleslaw. Participants will have the opportunity to sample all items.  Registration opens Oct. 6.

   Henna, Friday, Oct. 20, 5:45 pm.  Participants ages 14 and up are invited to join Jamilah Zebarth and learn about the history and origin of henna.  Zebarth will apply designs for all participants using all natural henna.  Registration opens Oct. 6.

  The Pit and the Pendulum, Monday, Oct. 30, 6:30 pm.  Celebrate Halloween with acclaimed voice actor, Alan Sklar.  Sklar will perform a dramatic reading of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum.” Sklar has been in the business for over 30 years voicing radio/TV commercials and recording over 200 audiobooks.  Registration opens Oct. 16.

Programs for Children

   Wee Ones, Mondays, 10:30-11 am.  Stories, music and movement with Ms. Janet for children ages 12-23 months.  Monthly registration is required.

   Tales for Twos, Tuesdays, 10:30-11 am.  Stories, music and crafts with Ms. Janet for children ages 24-35 months.   Monthly registration is required.

   More Stories Please, Weds., 1:30-2 pm. pm.  Stories and a craft with Ms. JoAnn for children ages three to five.  Monthly registration is required.

   Drop-In Storytime/Stay and Play, Thursdays, 10:30-11am.  Stories, music and movement for all ages with Ms. JoAnn every Thursday unless school is closed.  No registration is required. 

   Wizards’ School of Magic, Friday, Oct. 6, 1:30 pm.  Children in Grades K-5 are invited to join magician, Tom O’Brien, as he teaches tricks and entertains with his witty, fun approach to the wonderful world of magic.  Registration opens Sept. 22.

   First Saturday Storytime, Sat., Oct. 7, 11-11:30 am.  Children of all ages can join Ms. Hannan for stories and fun.  Registration opens Sept. 23.

   Beardsley Zoo, Thursday, Oct. 26, 10:30 am.  Learn about the wild side of animals and nature.  Examine rare artifacts, meet and touch some amazing animals.  This program is for children in preschool and up.  Registration opens Oct. 12.

   Halloween Craft, Friday, Oct. 27, 4:30 pm.  Create a spooky haunted house for Halloween.  This program is for children in grades K and up.  Registration opens Oct. 13.


Upcoming Adult and Children's Programs

posted Sep 25, 2017, 8:50 AM by NF Library

***Registration for programs is required and opens two weeks before the event. ***

Adult Programs

   Friday Night Crafting Club, 6-8 pm.  Bring your project to the Library and take some time for yourself with fellow crafters.  This informal group meets in the Library’s lower level and requires no registration.

   Learn to Knit, Friday, Sept. 29, 6 pm.  Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit?  Or perhaps your skills got a bit rusty and you are in need of a refresher course to get knitting again.  This class is a perfect fit.  In this class, you will learn how to knit, purl, cast on and bind off.  We will cover the basics and start you on your journey to mastering knitting.  Participants need to bring one skein of worsted weight yarn such as Caron Cakes, Caron Simply Soft or any other brand in worsted weight and two knitting needles US Size 8/5mm.  Registration opened Sept. 15th.

   Genealogy, Weds., Oct. 18, 6:45-7:30 pm.  Karen Keeler will be available to help with your ancestry search.  This group meets in the Community Room.  Registration opens Oct. 4.

   Winemaking, Weds., Oct. 18, 6:30 pm.  Nothing feels as satisfying and authentic as making your first batch of wine from fresh grapes.  Learn some of the basic techniques presented by BrewSupply located in Brookfield, CT.  Registration opens Oct. 4.

   Cooking with Chef Stef, Friday, Oct. 20, 6 pm.  Learn how to create the perfect tailgate party.  Chef Stef will demonstrate how to make homemade barbeque sauces, pulled pork sliders and coleslaw. Participants will have the opportunity to sample all items.  Registration opens Oct. 6.

   The Pit and the Pendulum, Monday, Oct. 30, 6:30 pm.  Celebrate Halloween with acclaimed voice actor, Alan Sklar.  Sklar will perform a dramatic reading of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum.” Sklar has been in the business for over 30 years voicing radio/TV commercials and recording over 200 audiobooks.  Registration opens Oct. 16.

Programs for Children

   Wee Ones, Mondays, 10:30-11 am.  Stories, music and movement with Ms. Janet for children ages 12-23 months.  Monthly registration is required.

   Tales for Twos, Tuesdays, 10:30-11 am.  Stories, music and crafts with Ms. Janet for children ages 24-35 months.   Monthly registration is required.

   More Stories Please, Weds., 1:30-2 pm. pm.  Stories and a craft with Ms. JoAnn for children ages three to five.  Monthly registration is required.

   Drop-In Storytime/Stay and Play, Thursdays, 10:30-11am.  Stories, music and movement for all ages with Ms. JoAnn every Thursday unless school is closed.  No registration is required. 

   Wizards’ School of Magic, Friday, Oct. 6, 1:30 pm.  Children in Grades K-5 are invited to join magician, Tom O’Brien, as he teaches tricks and entertains with his witty, fun approach to the wonderful world of magic.  Registration opened Sept. 22.

   First Saturday Storytime, Sat., Oct. 7, 11-11:30 am.  Children of all ages can join Ms. Hannan for stories and fun.  Registration opened Sept. 23.

What's new in our catalog?

posted Aug 22, 2017, 6:49 AM by NF Library   [ updated Aug 22, 2017, 6:54 AM ]

ebooks from Freading

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New Non-fiction books (past 6 months)

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