Math gone wild! Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8's, where you'll build stuff, make music, and play games... math will never be the same! In this session, make pan flutes from milk shake straws, use decible-meters to measue sound levels, and create your own musical instruments with household items. For 4th and 5th grade kiddos.
Enjoy traditional music and dance of the Scottish Highlands with Maggie Carchrie, 1995 winner of the US Gaelic Mod in Gaelic singing, and world-class bagpiper, Thomas Leigh. Maggie will present songs in English, Scots and Gaelic in an informative yet fun very manner, accompanied by guitar and world percussion.
Use an oh-so common and familiar household staple -- the cotton swab -- to make a hippity hoppin' bunny ready for a spring adventure. Make one at the library and make others at home to give to your family and friends. For ages 4-8; parent participation required.
Diana Ross McCain, Head of the Waterman Research Center (CT Historical Society), will share several of the strange but true episodes featured in her books It Happened in Connecticut and Mysteries and Legends of New England, including withcraft trials, a mysterious vagabond known as the leatherman, and a serial killer who inspired a hit movie. Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing.
Mark James & Pierce Campbell, popular CT Irish Balladeers, combined their talents to form an exciting Irish music duo over 23 years ago and have dazzled fans of all ages from Maine to Pennsylvania with their humorous high-energy performances and engaging style of Irish ballads and sea songs. Tony Pasqualoni rounds out the sound on bass. Mark your calendars!
Math gone wild! Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8's, where you'll build stuff, make music, and play games... math will never be the same! In this session, make marshmallow catapults with different materials and test them out. For 4th and 5th grade kiddos.
Come join us for a five-week series of exciting programs based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)! In week four, we'll be looking at art. Explore your creative side with pastels, watercolors, and markers to create your own masterpiece! For 2nd and 3rd graders.
Felicia Ortner, CT Master Wildlife Conservationist, will present an educational program about bears and help dispel misunderstandings. Learn the facts about black bears; their increasing New England population; how to co-exist with them, and how to prevent problems and avoid unpleasant encounters. Ortner has been studying bears for over 25 years.
Math gone wild! Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8's, where you'll build stuff, make music, and play games... math will never be the same! In this session, design a zip line for stuffed animals and measure the distance and time for each animal ride to see how fast they go! For 4th and 5th grade kiddos.
Math gone wild! Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8's, where you'll build stuff, make music, and play games... math will never be the same! In this session, have fun playing with bouncy rubber dice... how high will they go? Play a game of Dice War to see who's the highest roller, followed by a giant human Bingo board game! For 4th and 5th grade kiddos.
Why would a seasoned skipper sail an aging ship near the path of an approaching monster hurricane? Co-author Michael Tougias examines Captain Robin Walbridge's mystique through those who knew him, stories captured in the thrilling book Rescue of the Bounty. Meet the author and find inspiration in this evening library program.
Come join us for a five-week series of exciting programs based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)! In week five, we'll be looking at math. Math will never be the same! Learn and create different geometric shapes using glow sticks. For 2nd and 3rd graders.
World-renowned violinist, Caryn Lin, presents the simplicity of the solo acoustic violin. Caryn plays her 4, 5 and 6 string electric violins, using looping techniques, to create short, on-the-spot recordings of her voice, percussion instruments, and other sounds. Watch with amazement and joy during this Saturday Afternoon Concert for all ages.
Join us for first in a 6-part series about gender, appearance, identity, traditional ideas of masculinity or femininity, reinvention, and personal journeys. First up is the Tender Bar by Pultizer Prize-winning journalist J.R. Moehringer. Marsha Bansavage, scholar from the Connecticut Humanities Council, leads the discussion. The series is funded by memorial donations made in the name of Suzanne Brady, devoted teacher and friend to literature.
With our focus on healthy eating and exercise, we often wonder if we can have our cake (or to be more precise, our chocolate) and eat it, too? It just may be possible! Join Maria Brandriff for a talk focusing on dark chocolate and its newly discovered health benefits. Discover how dark chocolate can be used both in lighter, healthier desserts and in savory courses. There will be samples and recipes. Space is limited so registration is essential.
Join us for an entertaining performance by professional-caliber singers from the Connecticut Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Enjoy selections from the comic operettas of the British musical theater duo. Founded in 1980, the Society makes its home in Middletown, CT.
Anyone who remembers a family button box, buttons on a family member's uniform, or the days before zippers and velcro took over, this program is for you. Add in those who see buttons as art! All are welcomed to celebrate and enjoy the beauty and history of button collecting and manufacturing brought to you by the CT State Button Society, Hartford Area.