Cora J. Belden Library

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Animal Menagerie Storytime & Crafts
11:00am
Animal Menagerie Storytime & Crafts
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 11:00amAnimal Menagerie Sto
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
3-7yr olds and their caregivers can join us for 4 weeks of storytime and crafts!Each week we’ll read an animal-themed story and create a fun animal craft!Registration Required! Register once for all 4 sessions!

or call 860-258-7623.
Graphic Novel Book Art
2:00 pm- 3:30 pm
 Graphic Novel Book Art
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 2:00 pm- 3:30 pmGraphic Novel Book A
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Get Crafty with Books!We love graphic novels- Don't you! This time we're not reading them but crafting with them! Come turn their pages into some artwork!  Make a variety of things: buttons, magnets, bookmarks and more! Recommended for grades 4-12. This program is made po...read more

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Beginner Chess- Kids & Teens
2:00 pm- 3:30 pm
 Beginner Chess- Kids & Teens
Thursday, Jul. 7, 2:00 pm- 3:30 pmBeginner Chess- Kids
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Learn to play chess this summer! Five sessions for ages 6-13! June 30- July 28Did you know that chess can help you focus, develp your creativity, build your confidence and sharpen your problem-solving skills! And it's fun too! Join us Thursday afternoons to learn how to play. We'll have teen...read more
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Playgroup Plus
10:15 am - 11:00 am
 Playgroup Plus
Friday, Jul. 8, 10:15 am - 11:00 amPlaygroup Plus
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Drop in and join us for stories, songs, bubbles and more! Stay for free play after the storytime.  The library will provide an assortment of toys. For babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult. No registration necessary. This program will be limited to first come, first served basis. Tick...read more
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Paws and Pages
10:00AM-10:30AM
 Paws and Pages
Monday, Jul. 11, 10:00AM-10:30AMPaws and Pages
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Monday, July 11 @10:00-10:30AM in person in the Stepney RoomPaws and Pages is brought to you by the Connecticut Humane Society. Learn about how to care for different animals, and listen to a story! Lifesize, stuffed animals will be used in place of live animals. This programs is intended for childre...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Rhyme-Time Lapsit
11:00am
 Rhyme-Time Lapsit
Monday, Jul. 11, 11:00am
(Mondays, July 11th, 18th, 25th & August 1st)
Rhyme-Time Lapsit
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Our Rhyme-Time sessions are for newborns to 18mos and their caregivers, with an emphasis on repetition for their developing minds. Join us in-person for nursery rhymes, songs, movement, light massage and tummy time!*Please bring a small blanket for tummy time and massage!Registration Required! Regis...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Maker Mondays
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 Maker Mondays
Monday, Jul. 11, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(Mondays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Maker Mondays
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Unleash Your Creativity!Create something, explore how things interact, and discover what happens when you use your imagination!  Build with dominoes, Keva planks, LEGOS and more. Keep busy with cool crafts too.  Drop-in each week for a wide variety of maker activities for the whole fa...read more
Music and Movement
6:30 pm
 Music and Movement
Monday, Jul. 11, 6:30 pmMusic and Movement
Cora J. Belden Library - Program Room
Move to the music, hear a story, use shakers to feel the beat, and learn some new songs.  Music helps strengthen children’s listening skills and phonological awareness - the ability to hear the sounds in words of a spoken language.The whole family is invited to join us for this fun full-b...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Kids Chess Club
6:30pm -7:30 p.m.
 Kids Chess Club
Monday, Jul. 11, 6:30pm -7:30 p.m.Kids Chess Club
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Are you a beginner chess player and looking for an opportunity to play with other beginner chess players?  Join us for this chess club for kids. We’ll provide the chess boards and informal learning opportunities. Derek Caelin will facilitate this program and also feature chess boards from...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
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DIY Compass
11:00 am
 DIY Compass
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 11:00 amDIY Compass
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Join us as we learn different ways of making your own compass!Will one way be better than the other? Let's find out!This useful STEM activity can help you find your way in the wild!Recommended for children 7yrs+ please.Tuesday, July 12th @ 11:00am.Registration Required 
DIY Nature Journal Pockets 2-Ways
4:00pm-5:00pm
DIY Nature Journal Pockets 2-Ways
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 4:00pm-5:00pmDIY Nature Journal P
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Have you been writing and drawing in your Nature Journal?Bring your journal with you on the day of our program!You'll learn 2-ways to make special pocketsto really personalize your nature journal! Recommended for children 7yrs+ please. Tuesday, July 12th @ 4:00pmRegistration Requi...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
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Animal Menagerie Storytime & Crafts
11:00am
Animal Menagerie Storytime & Crafts
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 11:00amAnimal Menagerie Sto
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
3-7yr olds and their caregivers can join us for 4 weeks of storytime and crafts!Each week we’ll read an animal-themed story and create a fun animal craft!Registration Required! Register once for all 4 sessions!

or call 860-258-7623.
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Beginner Chess- Kids & Teens
2:00 pm- 3:30 pm
 Beginner Chess- Kids & Teens
Thursday, Jul. 14, 2:00 pm- 3:30 pmBeginner Chess- Kids
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Learn to play chess this summer! Five sessions for ages 6-13! June 30- July 28Did you know that chess can help you focus, develp your creativity, build your confidence and sharpen your problem-solving skills! And it's fun too! Join us Thursday afternoons to learn how to play. We'll have teen...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Mary Pope Osborne Author on the Big Screen
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Mary Pope Osborne Author on the Big Screen
Thursday, Jul. 14, 4:00-5:30 p.m.Mary Pope Osborne Au
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Watch a moderated conversation with bestselling author Mary Pope Osborne, creator of the beloved Magic Tree House series, on the big screen! The author will also be giving a special reading and will answer audience questions.  Submit your question and maybe they will choose yours. We’ll f...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
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Playgroup Plus
10:15 am - 11:00 am
 Playgroup Plus
Friday, Jul. 15, 10:15 am - 11:00 amPlaygroup Plus
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Drop in and join us for stories, songs, bubbles and more! Stay for free play after the storytime.  The library will provide an assortment of toys. For babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult. No registration necessary. This program will be limited to first come, first served basis. Tick...read more
Nature Journaling for Kids
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
 Nature Journaling for Kids
Friday, Jul. 15, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmNature Journaling fo
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Connect with the natural world around you.  How does the same space change over time? What grabs your attention?  We will explore some different senses and learn how to use a nature journal to record your observations and reflections. We'll start inside and then explore outside near th...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
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Rhyme-Time Lapsit
11:00am
 Rhyme-Time Lapsit
Monday, Jul. 18, 11:00am
(Mondays, July 11th, 18th, 25th & August 1st)
Rhyme-Time Lapsit
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Our Rhyme-Time sessions are for newborns to 18mos and their caregivers, with an emphasis on repetition for their developing minds. Join us in-person for nursery rhymes, songs, movement, light massage and tummy time!*Please bring a small blanket for tummy time and massage!Registration Required! Regis...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Maker Mondays
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 Maker Mondays
Monday, Jul. 18, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(Mondays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Maker Mondays
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Unleash Your Creativity!Create something, explore how things interact, and discover what happens when you use your imagination!  Build with dominoes, Keva planks, LEGOS and more. Keep busy with cool crafts too.  Drop-in each week for a wide variety of maker activities for the whole fa...read more
Music and Movement
6:30 pm
 Music and Movement
Monday, Jul. 18, 6:30 pmMusic and Movement
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Move to the music, hear a story, use shakers to feel the beat, and learn some new songs.  Music helps strengthen children’s listening skills and phonological awareness - the ability to hear the sounds in words of a spoken language.The whole family is invited to join us for this fun full-b...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
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DIY Felt Succulents
11AM-12PM
 DIY Felt Succulents
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 11AM-12PMDIY Felt Succulents
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Tuesday, July 19 @ 11AM-12PMAre you interested in plants but are not sure how to take care of them? Here is a project for you! Sew your own felt cactus or succulent with flower blossoms! Supplies included, and no experience needed! Ages 9+

Registration required, begins Jul 5.
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Animal Menagerie Storytime & Crafts
11:00am
Animal Menagerie Storytime & Crafts
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 11:00amAnimal Menagerie Sto
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
3-7yr olds and their caregivers can join us for 4 weeks of storytime and crafts!Each week we’ll read an animal-themed story and create a fun animal craft!Registration Required! Register once for all 4 sessions!

or call 860-258-7623.
Create Comics!
2:00 pm- 3:30 pm
 Create Comics!
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2:00 pm- 3:30 pmCreate Comics!
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Create Your Own!Hello Graphic Novels and Comics Fans!  We'll provide you with tools to make them on paper and online!  Bring your creativity and let's see what you can make!Recommended for grades 4-12.This program is made possible with support from the Friends of the Library.&...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Acrobat Li Liu
6:30 p.m. -7:30p.m.
 Acrobat Li Liu
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 6:30 p.m. -7:30p.m.
Rocky Hill Town Hall Gym
Experience an extraordinary acrobatic performance by Li Liu.  She performs hand balancing, artist cycling, plate spinning, ribbon dancing, diabolos and foot juggling.  A limited number of volunteers will be able to try a ribbon dance, and plate spinning. Learn about the Chinese language an...read more

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Beginner Chess- Kids & Teens
2:00 pm- 3:30 pm
 Beginner Chess- Kids & Teens
Thursday, Jul. 21, 2:00 pm- 3:30 pmBeginner Chess- Kids
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Learn to play chess this summer! Five sessions for ages 6-13! June 30- July 28Did you know that chess can help you focus, develp your creativity, build your confidence and sharpen your problem-solving skills! And it's fun too! Join us Thursday afternoons to learn how to play. We'll have teen...read more

Registration required, begins Jul 7.
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Playgroup Plus
10:15 am - 11:00 am
 Playgroup Plus
Friday, Jul. 22, 10:15 am - 11:00 amPlaygroup Plus
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Drop in and join us for stories, songs, bubbles and more! Stay for free play after the storytime.  The library will provide an assortment of toys. For babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult. No registration necessary. This program will be limited to first come, first served basis. Tick...read more
Coding for Kids: Sequencing (Grades K - 3)
2:00 pm
Coding for Kids: Sequencing (Grades K - 3)
Friday, Jul. 22, 2:00 pmCoding for Kids: Seq
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Get started with coding for kids (grades K - 3) at the library this summer with the online program Kodable. We will meet IN PERSON at the library for 3 weeks on Friday afternoons between 2:00 - 3:00 pm from 7/22 - 8/5, and each week we will cover a different coding concept: Week 1 – Sequencing...read more

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Rhyme-Time Lapsit
11:00am
 Rhyme-Time Lapsit
Monday, Jul. 25, 11:00am
(Mondays, July 11th, 18th, 25th & August 1st)
Rhyme-Time Lapsit
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Our Rhyme-Time sessions are for newborns to 18mos and their caregivers, with an emphasis on repetition for their developing minds. Join us in-person for nursery rhymes, songs, movement, light massage and tummy time!*Please bring a small blanket for tummy time and massage!Registration Required! Regis...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Maker Mondays
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 Maker Mondays
Monday, Jul. 25, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(Mondays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Maker Mondays
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Unleash Your Creativity!Create something, explore how things interact, and discover what happens when you use your imagination!  Build with dominoes, Keva planks, LEGOS and more. Keep busy with cool crafts too.  Drop-in each week for a wide variety of maker activities for the whole fa...read more
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Cursive Writing Workshop Part I & II
2:00pm
Cursive Writing Workshop Part I & II
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 2:00pm
(Tuesday, June 28th & Tuesday, July 26th @ 2:00pm)

Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Cursive writing improves neural connections, increases concentration, and is just plain fun! Our 2-session Cursive Writing Workshop is open to children currently grades 2 and up. This two-part program introduces script with a different portion of the cursive alphabet each session, so attendance for ...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
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Craft & Chat Cafe
11:00am
 Craft & Chat Cafe
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 11:00am
(Wednesdays, July 27th, August 3rd, 10th & 17th)
Craft & Chat Cafe
Cora J. Belden Library - Program Room
Join us for our Craft & Chat sessionsWe are so excited to bring these in-person sessions to you and your little ones 3-7yrs old! We will create process-oriented art while listening to smooth jazz and in true cafe form, snacks will be provided! This is not an instructional art program, ...read more

Registration required, begins Jul 13.
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Energy in Action: a mobile learning experience
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Energy in Action: a mobile learning experience
Thursday, Jul. 28, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmEnergy in Action: a
Cora J. Belden Library - Outside
Step into an interactive energy exhibit to learn how to save energy and help the planet!  How does power flow into your home?  How does your body conduct electricity?  Use your power to discover which lightbulb is most efficient. Experience the Plasma tube, Thermal Tunnel and more!&nb...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Beginner Chess- Kids & Teens
2:00 pm- 3:30 pm
 Beginner Chess- Kids & Teens
Thursday, Jul. 28, 2:00 pm- 3:30 pmBeginner Chess- Kids
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Learn to play chess this summer! Five sessions for ages 6-13! June 30- July 28Did you know that chess can help you focus, develp your creativity, build your confidence and sharpen your problem-solving skills! And it's fun too! Join us Thursday afternoons to learn how to play. We'll have teen...read more

Registration required, begins Jul 14.
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Playgroup Plus
10:15 am - 11:00 am
 Playgroup Plus
Friday, Jul. 29, 10:15 am - 11:00 amPlaygroup Plus
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Drop in and join us for stories, songs, bubbles and more! Stay for free play after the storytime.  The library will provide an assortment of toys. For babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult. No registration necessary. This program will be limited to first come, first served basis. Tick...read more
Coding for Kids: Loops (Grades K - 3)
2:00 pm
Coding for Kids: Loops (Grades K - 3)
Friday, Jul. 29, 2:00 pmCoding for Kids: Loo
Cora J. Belden Library - Stepney Room
Get started with coding for kids (grades K - 3) at the library this summer with the online program Kodable. We will meet IN PERSON at the library for 3 weeks on Friday afternoons between 2:00 - 3:00 pm from 7/22 - 8/5, and each week we will cover a different coding concept: Week 1 – Sequencing...read more

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