Cromwell Belden Public Library

Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Cromwell Belden Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
LET’S TALK ABO
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6:30 PM
Are you looking to teach your children to be empathetic and inclusive? Do you want to learn more about helping your students to better understand race and racism? Parents and educators are invited to join Bulaong and Derek of Ramiz-Hall Consulting for a virtual session all about having these meaningful conversations with young people.
Participants will:
- develop the confidence to have conversations rooted in empathy and understanding not perfection and knowing 
- engage with language and frameworks that will inform conversations with young people about race and the current national climate
- build capacity and confidence to guide young people through understanding race and racism within their context

This program will take place via Zoom.
Registration Required
Participants will be emailed Zoom link the day before the program.

 
KIDS MAKE DINNER
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 5:00 PM
Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make Broccoli Cheddar melts with Baked Fries for your whole family!
Parental supervision is encouraged for knife safety.

Ingredients List:
- Sandwich bread
- Cheddar cheese
- Broccoli
- Lemon
- Garlic powder
- Olive oil
- Russet Potatoes
- Seasonings of your choice

Ages 7-12
Registration Required
Please sign up as a family and include your email address
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT
Thursday, Oct. 1, 11:15 AM
Join Ms. Emily on Facebook Live for dancing and songs!

Ages 0-5
Drop-in event
VIRTUAL STORYTIME
Friday, Oct. 2, 10:30 AM
Join Mrs. Ashley on Zoom for stories and songs in this interactive virtual storytime!

We will meet every Friday at 10:30

Don't forget to include your email when registering so you can join in on the fun.

Registration Required
KNITTING GROUP - NOW
Friday, Oct. 2, 6:30 PM
Join us virtually for our regular Friday night knitting club - now being offered via Zoom! All fiber enthusiasts are welcome, just bring your latest project and join like-minded individuals to chat and craft for the evening.

Weather permitting & schedule permitting, this club sometimes meets at an outdoor, socially-distanced venue (while still allowing people at home to attend virtually, too). Please email the Knitting Club Coordinator (cromwellknitclug@gmail.com) for more information.
STEAM TEAM TUESDAY
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 4:30 PM
Join Mrs. Ashley for a fun and interactive STEAM activity! Watch on either Facebook Live OR YouTube Live.
Explore by watching or use this material list to follow along.

This weeks topic: Leaf prints

Materials needed to follow along:
- A variety of leaves
- Markers OR paint
- Printer paper

Drop-in event
Live on Facebook or YouTube
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT
Thursday, Oct. 8, 11:15 AM
Join Ms. Emily on Facebook Live for dancing and songs!

Ages 0-5
Drop-in event
VIRTUAL STORYTIME
Friday, Oct. 9, 10:30 AM
Join Mrs. Ashley on Zoom for stories and songs in this interactive virtual storytime!

We will meet every Friday at 10:30

Don't forget to include your email when registering so you can join in on the fun.

Registration Required
KNITTING GROUP - NOW
Friday, Oct. 9, 6:30 PM
Join us virtually for our regular Friday night knitting club - now being offered via Zoom! All fiber enthusiasts are welcome, just bring your latest project and join like-minded individuals to chat and craft for the evening.

Weather permitting & schedule permitting, this club sometimes meets at an outdoor, socially-distanced venue (while still allowing people at home to attend virtually, too). Please email the Knitting Club Coordinator (cromwellknitclug@gmail.com) for more information.
VOLUNTEER VIRTUAL OP
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7:00-7:30 PM
Are you looking for volunteer hours for school or just interested in helping out the library?
Join us on Zoom on Wednesday, October 14th at 7:00 PM to learn more about our NEW virtual volunteer program!
Teens will be able to volunteer from home, helping out with projects such as book reviews, social media posts, and more.
Have questions? Email cromwellteens@gmail.com for more information.

Grades 7-12
Registration required
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT
Thursday, Oct. 15, 11:15 AM
Join Ms. Emily on Facebook Live for dancing and songs!

Ages 0-5
Drop-in event
VIRTUAL STORYTIME
Friday, Oct. 16, 10:30 AM
Join Mrs. Ashley on Zoom for stories and songs in this interactive virtual storytime!

We will meet every Friday at 10:30

Don't forget to include your email when registering so you can join in on the fun.

Registration Required
KNITTING GROUP - NOW
Friday, Oct. 16, 6:30 PM
Join us virtually for our regular Friday night knitting club - now being offered via Zoom! All fiber enthusiasts are welcome, just bring your latest project and join like-minded individuals to chat and craft for the evening.

Weather permitting & schedule permitting, this club sometimes meets at an outdoor, socially-distanced venue (while still allowing people at home to attend virtually, too). Please email the Knitting Club Coordinator (cromwellknitclug@gmail.com) for more information.
STEAM TEAM TUESDAY
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 4:30 PM
Join Mrs. Ashley for a fun and interactive STEAM activity! Watch on either Facebook Live OR YouTube Live.
Explore by watching or use this material list to follow along.

This weeks topic: Parts of a Pumpkin

Materials needed to follow along:
- Pumpkin
- Knife *
- Spoon or scooper
- Ziplock bag (optional)

* Adult use only *

Drop-in event
Live on Facebook or YouTube
KIDS MAKE DINNER
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 5:30 PM
Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make Homemade Pasta for your family! You'll learn how to mix, knead, roll and cut your own fettuccine without needing a pasta machine! Using just a rolling pin and some muscles, you'll have perfect pasta in no time.

Ingredients List:
- 2 eggs
- All purpose flour
- Olive oil
- Salt
- Your choice of sauce and side
A rolling pin

Ages 7-12
Registration Required
Please sign up as a family and include your email address
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT
Thursday, Oct. 22, 11:15 AM
Join Ms. Emily on Facebook Live for dancing and songs!

Ages 0-5
Drop-in event
VIRTUAL STORYTIME
Friday, Oct. 23, 10:30 AM
Join Mrs. Ashley on Zoom for stories and songs in this interactive virtual storytime!

We will meet every Friday at 10:30

Don't forget to include your email when registering so you can join in on the fun.

Registration Required
KNITTING GROUP - NOW
Friday, Oct. 23, 6:30 PM
Join us virtually for our regular Friday night knitting club - now being offered via Zoom! All fiber enthusiasts are welcome, just bring your latest project and join like-minded individuals to chat and craft for the evening.

Weather permitting & schedule permitting, this club sometimes meets at an outdoor, socially-distanced venue (while still allowing people at home to attend virtually, too). Please email the Knitting Club Coordinator (cromwellknitclug@gmail.com) for more information.
WHERE THE WILD READE
Monday, Oct. 26, 6:30 PM
Calling all Kindergarten and First Graders! This book club is learning meets fun where you get to choose your own book based on the theme of the month. We will meet on Zoom, talk about our books and identify key elements about our books. The October theme is all about animals!

Kindergarten and First Graders
Registration Required
MEDICARE AND BEYOND
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 6:30 PM
This virtual program will cover the various Medicare options and programs that are available, as well as other relevant topics, such as the Medicare saving program, maximizing social security, reverse mortgages and more.

Lou Pelletier, a retirement and estate planner, has a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from the University of Connecticut and is a Chartered Life Underwriter, a Registered Investment Advisor, a Certified Retirement Distribution Specialist and a Fellow of the Life Management Institute. He is assisted by his daughter, Jessica Pelletier, who works closely with him.
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