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Town Tribune Library Column 07-06-2017

posted Jul 3, 2017, 1:02 PM by NF Library

July 6, 2017 Town Tribune Library Column Summer Reading Program


Museum Passes

   It’s officially summer and everyone is looking for something to do.  The library has passes for either free or discounted rates to about seventeen points of interest throughout the state.  Check our website for a complete listing or call/stop in to see what’s available.  Passes go out for three days and can’t be reserved or renewed.  There is something for everyone’s interest!

Summer Reading Program

   The 2017 Summer Reading Program at New Fairfield Free Public Library is in full swing! To date, we have about 150 children enrolled in the Birth to Fifth Grade program and approximately 50 in the Sixth to Twelfth Grade program.  Birth to Fifth Grade requires reading library materials such as books, magazines, books on cd, Playaways, Bookflix or Launchpads for just one hour in order to receive a raffle ticket for prizes that change weekly.  In the Sixth through Twelfth Grade program, students read an entire library book, book on cd or Playaway in order to receive a raffle ticket for weekly prizes. All personal books may be listed on the Governor’s Reading Challenge log.  Stop by to sign up with our high school volunteers. There is still plenty of time to register as the program ends on August 4th.  The Summer Reading Desk hours are from 10 am to 4 pm or 7 pm depending upon the library’s daily schedule.  On Saturdays the volunteers are here until 2 pm.  Call 312-5682 for more information.

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.

   Easy Flow Yoga, 6:30-7:30 pm, Wednesdays, June 28--July 26.   Flow smoothly and gently into yoga poses designed to rejuvenate and tone the body.  Each class begins and ends with breathing and relaxation techniques that help you on and off the mat in everyday life.  Participants should bring a mat and water bottle.  This session runs through July 26th.  For further information and registration, please call New Fairfield Park and Recreation at 203.312.5633.

   Genealogy, Weds., July 12, August 16, 6:45-7:30 pm. Karen Keeler will be available to assist you with your ancestry search.  This group will meet in the library’s Community Room.  Call to register.

   Excel Drop-In Class, Thursday, July 13, 2-3 pm.  This drop-in program will get you started with some basics needed to create and work with spreadsheets.  No registration is required.  Please bring your laptop with the Microsoft Excel program.

   Tarot Card Reading, Friday, July 21, 6:30 pm.  Join Mark Hoyt for a fun evening learning how to read tarot cards.  Registration opens July 7.

Programs for Children July/August

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

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

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

   Sing, Laugh and Learn with Mr. Joe, Weds., July 12, 10:30 am.  Children ages one to six will enjoy this interactive and energetic music show with Mr. Joe Rosano.  Registration opened June 28th.

   Build and Fly Your Own Airplanes, Weds., July 12 and 19, 10:30 am-12:30 pm.  Hobby Quest’s Flight Captain will teach you everything you need to know about building and flying amazing machines.  As if building incredible planes wasn’t enough, we’ll take them outside and see them fly! This program is for children ages six to eleven.  The fee is $45 per session and registration is through New Fairfield Parks and Recreation at 203.312.5633.

   Nature Nick’s Animal Adventures, Friday, July 14, 1:30 pm.  Nature Nick will introduce you to some of the strangest animals on earth while giving little known facts about each one.  See how every animal in nature has a role in building a better world.  This program is for children in Grades K and up.  Registration opened June 30th.

   Beauty and the Beast Craft, Friday, July 14, 7-7:30 pm.  Children in Grades K-4 can stop in and make a craft**while supplies last**before the movie on Memorial Field (located next to the Town Hall).  Admission to the movie is FREE.  Registration for the craft opened June 30th.

   Rockin’ and Reading with Pete the Cat, Thursday, July 20, 1:30 pm.  Al DeCant presents this highly interactive musical performance that promotes the joy of reading and empowers kids to discover their own potential for becoming lifelong readers.  Al’s spirited performance is packed with toe-tapping music, great stories and heaps of audience participation.  This program is for children ages four and up.  Registration opens July 6th.

   Tie Dye T-Shirts, Weds., August 3rd, 4:30 pm.  Join Katie Stevenson and create your own unique Tie-Dye Clothing.  Participants should bring a light-colored item to dye.  This program is for children ages seven and up.  Registration opens July 19th.

  Magic! Friday, August 4th, 1:30 pm.  Children ages four and up are invited to join in on this amazing magic show.  Registration opens July 21st.