Cora J. Belden Library

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Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
Monday, Jul. 6, 11:00 a.m.
(Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.)
Virtual Storytime wi
Online - Zoom
Your children don't have to miss out on a great storytime just because the library is closed!Our Virtual Storytime program is a fun way to add silliness to your day! Join us online as we foster early literacy by exploring words through books, rhymes and songs. This Zoom program is recommended fo...read more
Cora Take and Make Kit
1:00 p.m.
 Cora Take and Make Kit
Monday, Jul. 6, 1:00 p.m.Cora Take and Make K
Cora J. Belden Library - Other
Looking for a fun activity for your kids?  Pick up a Cora Take and Make Kit.  Each week we will have a different craft or activity in it, available by Monday at 1 p.m. Sign up by the Monday of that week to get a kit for that week.  Limited number of kits each week.  Recommended f...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Choose Your Own Adventure Club online with Zoom: Week 2
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Choose Your Own Adventure Club online with Zoom: Week 2
Monday, Jul. 6, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Choose Your Own Adve
Online - Zoom
Each week we will read a story together and you get to vote on how we progress through the story. Will you survive or will your character be on the verge of disaster? Don’t like the ending?  Should we try again?  Then we will follow up with a fun activity.  Club Kit for Wee...read more

One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
2:00 pm
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
Monday, Jul. 6, 2:00 pmOne on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to go over any tech questions you may have with Mike Murphy, whether it be your phone or tablet, computer, Microsoft Office, streaming TV, the sky's the limit! These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Downloading E-books 101
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 Downloading E-books 101
Monday, Jul. 6, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMDownloading E-books
Online - Zoom
Stuck at home with nothing to read? The library has thousands of e-books availalble to download, free with your library card! Plus, we're adding new titles and extra copies every day.  Prefer audiobooks or magazines? We've got those too. Join us for a Zoom tutorial on how to get started...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Music and Movement Online with Zoom!
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Music and Movement Online with Zoom!
Monday, Jul. 6, 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Music and Movement O
Online - Zoom
Join the fun with rhymes, a story and songs from your favorite artists that get you moving.  Recommended for families with children birth to 5 years.Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you will receive via e-mail. Please download the “Zoom C...read more
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One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
9:30 am
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 9:30 am
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a ½ hour slot to discuss your resume, practice interviewing, get help with the application process and/or create a job search strategy. These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Register online by Friday, 7/3 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the Libra...read more
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
10:00 am
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 10:00 am
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a ½ hour slot to discuss your resume, practice interviewing, get help with the application process and/or create a job search strategy. These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Register online by Friday, 7/3 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the Libra...read more
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
10:30 am
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 10:30 am
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a ½ hour slot to discuss your resume, practice interviewing, get help with the application process and/or create a job search strategy. These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Register online by Friday, 7/3 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the Libra...read more

5-Minute LEGO Challenges Online with Zoom
3:00 pm
5-Minute LEGO Challenges Online with Zoom
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 3:00 pm
(June 9 & 23, July 7 & 21, 3 p.m.)
5-Minute LEGO Challe
Online - Zoom
Can you complete 5 LEGO projects in just 5 minutes each? Put your LEGO skills to the test!To participate, you'll need: LEGO bricks - any pieces, but bring a variety!Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you will receive via e-mail. (You will&nbs...read more
Pajama Storytime Live with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
7:00 p.m.
Pajama Storytime Live with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
Tuesday, Jul. 7, 7:00 p.m.
(Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.)
Pajama Storytime Liv
Online - Zoom
Our Pajama Storytime Live! Program allows you and your child to enjoy bedtime stories and songs from the comfort of your own home. Storytime helps your child gain prereading skills and improve their fine and large motor skills as well. This is a family program for babies or children and their parent...read more
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Math with Minecraft Activities: Walls and Fences Math - Online
Math with Minecraft Activities: Walls and Fences Math - Online
Wednesday, Jul. 8, Math with Minecraft
Online - Library Minecraft Server
Recommended for Students in Grades 3 - 5Use Minecraft to make Math fun! Each week from June 24 - July 22, feel free to participate in a Minecraft math challenge. Check out the week’s posted challenge questions, and if you want to visualize the math problems and have some fun in Minecraft, feel...read more
Teen Volunteering
 Teen Volunteering
Wednesday, Jul. 8Teen Volunteering
Cora J. Belden Library - Other
Virtual Teen Volunteer OpportunitiesFor Ages 13+ Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us this summer!  All of our volunteer opportunities will be virtual. Work independently or engage with peers and earn community service hours.  You can make a positive diff...read more
Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 11:00 a.m.
(Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.)
Virtual Storytime wi
Online - Zoom
Your children don't have to miss out on a great storytime just because the library is closed!Our Virtual Storytime program is a fun way to add silliness to your day! Join us online as we foster early literacy by exploring words through books, rhymes and songs. This Zoom program is recommended fo...read more
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
2:00 pm
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2:00 pmOne on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to go over any tech questions you may have with Mike Murphy, whether it be your phone or tablet, computer, Microsoft Office, streaming TV, the sky's the limit! These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Practice Zoom Session
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 Practice Zoom Session
Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMPractice Zoom Sessio
Online - Zoom
Join us for a practice Zoom session. We'll go over some of the different functions on Zoom like how to control your video and audio and share your screen with others. This is a great way to stay connected with friends and family during the pandemic, while maintaining social distance.Registration...read more
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Finger Knitting for Kids online with Zoom
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Finger Knitting for Kids online with Zoom
Thursday, Jul. 9, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.Finger Knitting for
Online - Zoom
Learn to finger knit!  It's fun and all you need is a ball of yarn and your fingers.  We will do a different project each week.  No prior experience necessary.  Recommended for kids ages 6 and up.  Don't have any yarn? Call the Cora J. Belden Library at 860-258-7623 ...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Make Your Own Ice Cream! Online with Zoom
3:00 pm
Make Your Own Ice Cream! Online with Zoom
Thursday, Jul. 9, 3:00 pmMake Your Own Ice Cr
Online - Zoom
Create your own yummy ice cream using simple ingredients!To participate, you'll need: Milk (at least 2 tablespoons) Cream (at least 1 tablespoon) Chocolate milk powder (like Nesquik - at least one tablespoon) OR vanilla extract Ice cubes (at least 1 tray) Salt Large bowl Glass or small bowl with...read more
Minecraft Club: Grades K - 8
6:30 pm
 Minecraft Club: Grades K - 8
Thursday, Jul. 9, 6:30 pm
(Every Thursday at 6:30 Through August 27)
Minecraft Club: Grad
Online - Library Minecraft Server
Do you love Minecraft? Join us weekly for our summer Minecraft Club every Thursday at 6:30 pm for grades K - 8 and have some fun with fellow Minecrafters on the library’s very own Creative Server. Please register using an e-mail address to gain access to the Minecraft server, which is located ...read more
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Let’s Bake Together with The Great Courses! - Online
Let’s Bake Together with The Great Courses! - Online
Friday, Jul. 10Let’s Bake Tog
Online - Facebook Discussion Group
Learn the secrets of baking like a professional! On a weekly basis participants will watch a video lesson from The Great Course titled “The Everyday Gourmet: Baking Pastries and Desserts”, which is taught by master pastry chef Professor Stephen L. Durfee from the world's premiere cul...read more
Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
Friday, Jul. 10, 11:00 a.m.
(Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.)
Virtual Storytime wi
Online - Zoom
Your children don't have to miss out on a great storytime just because the library is closed!Our Virtual Storytime program is a fun way to add silliness to your day! Join us online as we foster early literacy by exploring words through books, rhymes and songs. This Zoom program is recommended fo...read more
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
2:00 pm
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
Friday, Jul. 10, 2:00 pmOne on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to go over any tech questions you may have with Mike Murphy, whether it be your phone or tablet, computer, Microsoft Office, streaming TV, the sky's the limit! These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
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Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
Monday, Jul. 13, 11:00 a.m.
(Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.)
Virtual Storytime wi
Online - Zoom
Your children don't have to miss out on a great storytime just because the library is closed!Our Virtual Storytime program is a fun way to add silliness to your day! Join us online as we foster early literacy by exploring words through books, rhymes and songs. This Zoom program is recommended fo...read more
Cora Take and Make Kit
1:00 p.m.
 Cora Take and Make Kit
Monday, Jul. 13, 1:00 p.m.Cora Take and Make K
Cora J. Belden Library - Other
Looking for a fun activity for your kids?  Pick up a Cora Take and Make Kit.  Each week we will have a different craft or activity in it, available by Monday at 1 p.m. Sign up by the Monday of that week to get a kit for that week.  Limited number of kits each week.  Recommended f...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Choose Your Own Adventure Club online with Zoom: Week 3
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Choose Your Own Adventure Club online with Zoom: Week 3
Monday, Jul. 13, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Choose Your Own Adve
Online - Zoom
Each week we will read a story together and you get to vote on how we progress through the story. Will you survive or will your character be on the verge of disaster? Don’t like the ending?  Should we try again?  Then we will follow up with a fun activity.  Each participant will...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
2:00 pm
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
Monday, Jul. 13, 2:00 pmOne on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to go over any tech questions you may have with Mike Murphy, whether it be your phone or tablet, computer, Microsoft Office, streaming TV, the sky's the limit! These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Downloading E-books 101
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 Downloading E-books 101
Monday, Jul. 13, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMDownloading E-books
Online - Zoom
Stuck at home with nothing to read? The library has thousands of e-books availalble to download, free with your library card! Plus, we're adding new titles and extra copies every day.  Prefer audiobooks or magazines? We've got those too. Join us for a Zoom tutorial on how to get started...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Coming Soon: Alicia Farrell, PhD
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Coming Soon: Alicia Farrell, PhD
Monday, Jul. 13, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online - Zoom
Technology and Your Child: Get the Facts
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Technology and Your Child: Get the Facts
Monday, Jul. 13, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMTechnology and Your
Online - Zoom
Today's children and teens have become avid users of technology. But do we know how this will affect their long-term development?Come learn about the latest research on the impact of technology on children and teen brains and how it impacts their cognitive, physical and socio-emotional developme...read more
Make It Mondays! (Week 1, Watermelon Wreath) - Online with Zoom
6:00 PM
Make It Mondays! (Week 1, Watermelon Wreath) - Online with Zoom
Monday, Jul. 13, 6:00 PMMake It Mondays! (We
Online - Zoom
Starting Monday, July 13th, join us for an hour of crafting during our virtual Adult Craft Night! Each week we will create a different craft with materials from a Make It Mondays! bag you pick up from the library the week before. Look through the items and familiarize yourself with the inc...read more

Music and Movement Online with Zoom!
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Music and Movement Online with Zoom!
Monday, Jul. 13, 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Music and Movement O
Online - Zoom
Join the fun with rhymes, a story and songs from your favorite artists that get you moving.  Recommended for families with children birth to 5 years.Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you will receive via e-mail. Please download the “Zoom C...read more
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Virtual Job Support Meeting
9:30 am
 Virtual Job Support Meeting
Tuesday, Jul. 14, 9:30 am
(6/16, 6/30, 7/14, 7/28 at 9:30 am)

Online - Zoom
Sign up to participate in a group conversation and discuss job search strategies. Hear about library resources that can help you enhance your resume, obtain certifications and much more. Sessions held every other Tuesday at 9:30 am. Register online or call the Library’s Information Desk at 860...read more
LEGO Building with a Twist Online with Zoom
3:00 pm
LEGO Building with a Twist Online with Zoom
Tuesday, Jul. 14, 3:00 pmLEGO Building with a
Online - Zoom
Let the cards and dice determine what you'll create! Join us for a wacky building session.To participate, you'll need: LEGO bricks - any pieces, but bring a variety! 6 cups or containersRegistration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you will receive ...read more
Pajama Storytime Live with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
7:00 p.m.
Pajama Storytime Live with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
Tuesday, Jul. 14, 7:00 p.m.
(Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.)
Pajama Storytime Liv
Online - Zoom
Our Pajama Storytime Live! Program allows you and your child to enjoy bedtime stories and songs from the comfort of your own home. Storytime helps your child gain prereading skills and improve their fine and large motor skills as well. This is a family program for babies or children and their parent...read more
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Math with Minecraft Activities: Felhound Math - Online
Math with Minecraft Activities: Felhound Math - Online
Wednesday, Jul. 15, Math with Minecraft
Online - Library Minecraft Server
Recommended for Students in Grades 3 - 5Use Minecraft to make Math fun! Each week from June 24 - July 22, feel free to participate in a Minecraft math challenge. Check out the week’s posted challenge questions, and if you want to visualize the math problems and have some fun in Minecraft, feel...read more
Teen Volunteering
 Teen Volunteering
Wednesday, Jul. 15Teen Volunteering
Cora J. Belden Library - Other
Virtual Teen Volunteer OpportunitiesFor Ages 13+ Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us this summer!  All of our volunteer opportunities will be virtual. Work independently or engage with peers and earn community service hours.  You can make a positive diff...read more
Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 11:00 a.m.
(Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.)
Virtual Storytime wi
Online - Zoom
Your children don't have to miss out on a great storytime just because the library is closed!Our Virtual Storytime program is a fun way to add silliness to your day! Join us online as we foster early literacy by exploring words through books, rhymes and songs. This Zoom program is recommended fo...read more
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
2:00 pm
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2:00 pmOne on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to go over any tech questions you may have with Mike Murphy, whether it be your phone or tablet, computer, Microsoft Office, streaming TV, the sky's the limit! These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Practice Zoom Session
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 Practice Zoom Session
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMPractice Zoom Sessio
Online - Zoom
Join us for a practice Zoom session. We'll go over some of the different functions on Zoom like how to control your video and audio and share your screen with others. This is a great way to stay connected with friends and family during the pandemic, while maintaining social distance.Registration...read more
Hour of Code Minecraft: Voyage Aquatic, Ages 8+
3:00 pm
Hour of Code Minecraft: Voyage Aquatic, Ages 8+
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 3:00 pmHour of Code Minecra
Online
Join us for this free, one-hour virtual workshop presented by Microsoft Store Westfarms to take part in the global Hour of Code movement. Using the power of code, students aged 8 and up will explore aquatic worlds and uncover hidden treasure with the 2018 Minecraft Voyage Aquatic tutorial. You do no...read more
Getting Started with Streaming TV - Online via Zoom
6:30 pm
Getting Started with Streaming TV - Online via Zoom
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 6:30 pmGetting Started with
Online - Zoom
Looking for an alternative to traditional cable and dish television services? Have you heard of Roku, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire TV, but are not quite sure about these alternate TV and entertainment devices? Maybe you have heard of Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime Video but don’t know much about &...read more
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Finger Knitting for Kids online with Zoom
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Finger Knitting for Kids online with Zoom
Thursday, Jul. 16, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.Finger Knitting for
Online - Zoom
Learn to finger knit!  It's fun and all you need is a ball of yarn and your fingers.  We will do a different project each week.  No prior experience necessary.  Recommended for kids ages 6 and up.  Don't have any yarn? Call the Cora J. Belden Library at 860-258-7623 ...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Colorful Kaleidoscopes Online with Zoom
3:00 pm
Colorful Kaleidoscopes Online with Zoom
Thursday, Jul. 16, 3:00 pmColorful Kaleidoscop
Online - Zoom
Make your own kaleidoscope to see colorful geometric designs!To participate, you'll need: 1 Piece of cardboard Aluminum foil Plastic cling wrap Wax paper Small translucent beads or confetti Scissors Tape Glue stickRegistration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you...read more
Searching for Ice Age Fossils: Frozen Mammoth Mummies and More! Online with Zoom
6:30 p.m. - 7:15p.m.
Searching for Ice Age Fossils: Frozen Mammoth Mummies and More! Online with Zoom
Thursday, Jul. 16, 6:30 p.m. - 7:15p.m.Searching for Ice Ag
Online - Zoom
The ground within the vast wilderness of Siberia has remained frozen for tens of thousands of years. This icy “permafrost” acts as a natural freezer, which preserves any plants or animals that become trapped within it. Teams of paleontologists from around the world journey to this untouc...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
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Let’s Bake Together with The Great Courses! - Online
Let’s Bake Together with The Great Courses! - Online
Friday, Jul. 17Let’s Bake Tog
Online - Facebook Discussion Group
Learn the secrets of baking like a professional! On a weekly basis participants will watch a video lesson from The Great Course titled “The Everyday Gourmet: Baking Pastries and Desserts”, which is taught by master pastry chef Professor Stephen L. Durfee from the world's premiere cul...read more
Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
Friday, Jul. 17, 11:00 a.m.
(Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.)
Virtual Storytime wi
Online - Zoom
Your children don't have to miss out on a great storytime just because the library is closed!Our Virtual Storytime program is a fun way to add silliness to your day! Join us online as we foster early literacy by exploring words through books, rhymes and songs. This Zoom program is recommended fo...read more
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
2:00 pm
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
Friday, Jul. 17, 2:00 pmOne on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to go over any tech questions you may have with Mike Murphy, whether it be your phone or tablet, computer, Microsoft Office, streaming TV, the sky's the limit! These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
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Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
Monday, Jul. 20, 11:00 a.m.
(Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.)
Virtual Storytime wi
Online - Zoom
Your children don't have to miss out on a great storytime just because the library is closed!Our Virtual Storytime program is a fun way to add silliness to your day! Join us online as we foster early literacy by exploring words through books, rhymes and songs. This Zoom program is recommended fo...read more
Cora Take and Make Kit
1:00 p.m.
 Cora Take and Make Kit
Monday, Jul. 20, 1:00 p.m.Cora Take and Make K
Cora J. Belden Library - Other
Looking for a fun activity for your kids?  Pick up a Cora Take and Make Kit.  Each week we will have a different craft or activity in it, available by Monday at 1 p.m. Sign up by the Monday of that week to get a kit for that week.  Limited number of kits each week.  Recommended f...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Choose Your Own Adventure Club online with Zoom: Week 4
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Choose Your Own Adventure Club online with Zoom: Week 4
Monday, Jul. 20, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Choose Your Own Adve
Online - Zoom
Each week we will read a story together and you get to vote on how we progress through the story. Will you survive or will your character be on the verge of disaster? Don’t like the ending?  Should we try again?  Then we will follow up with a fun activity.  Each participant will...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
2:00 pm
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
Monday, Jul. 20, 2:00 pmOne on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to go over any tech questions you may have with Mike Murphy, whether it be your phone or tablet, computer, Microsoft Office, streaming TV, the sky's the limit! These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Downloading E-books 101
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 Downloading E-books 101
Monday, Jul. 20, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMDownloading E-books
Online - Zoom
Stuck at home with nothing to read? The library has thousands of e-books availalble to download, free with your library card! Plus, we're adding new titles and extra copies every day.  Prefer audiobooks or magazines? We've got those too. Join us for a Zoom tutorial on how to get started...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Music and Movement Online with Zoom!
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Music and Movement Online with Zoom!
Monday, Jul. 20, 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Music and Movement O
Online - Zoom
Join the fun with rhymes, a story and songs from your favorite artists that get you moving.  Recommended for families with children birth to 5 years.Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you will receive via e-mail. Please download the “Zoom C...read more
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One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
9:30 am
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
Tuesday, Jul. 21, 9:30 am
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a ½ hour slot to discuss your resume, practice interviewing, get help with the application process and/or create a job search strategy. These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Register online by Friday, 7/17 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
10:00 am
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
Tuesday, Jul. 21, 10:00 am
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a ½ hour slot to discuss your resume, practice interviewing, get help with the application process and/or create a job search strategy. These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Register online by Friday, 7/17 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the Libr...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
10:30 am
One-on-One Virtual Meeting with a Career Counselor
Tuesday, Jul. 21, 10:30 am
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a ½ hour slot to discuss your resume, practice interviewing, get help with the application process and/or create a job search strategy. These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Register online by Friday, 7/17 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the Libr...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
5-Minute LEGO Challenges Online with Zoom
3:00 pm
5-Minute LEGO Challenges Online with Zoom
Tuesday, Jul. 21, 3:00 pm
(June 9 & 23, July 7 & 21, 3 p.m.)
5-Minute LEGO Challe
Online - Zoom
Can you complete 5 LEGO projects in just 5 minutes each? Put your LEGO skills to the test!To participate, you'll need: LEGO bricks - any pieces, but bring a variety!Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you will receive via e-mail. (You will&nbs...read more
Pajama Storytime Live with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
7:00 p.m.
Pajama Storytime Live with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
Tuesday, Jul. 21, 7:00 p.m.
(Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.)
Pajama Storytime Liv
Online - Zoom
Our Pajama Storytime Live! Program allows you and your child to enjoy bedtime stories and songs from the comfort of your own home. Storytime helps your child gain prereading skills and improve their fine and large motor skills as well. This is a family program for babies or children and their parent...read more
Feast From Your Pantry: Cooking Demo with Liz Barbour
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Feast From Your Pantry: Cooking Demo with Liz Barbour
Tuesday, Jul. 21, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMFeast From Your Pant
Online - Zoom
Whether you are a seasoned cook or complete novice, creating a meal from what you've got on hand is always a challenge. We’ve all stocked our pantries as best we could, and are now trying to figure out how to pull it all together to make an easy, healthy, and delicious meal. Join Liz for t...read more
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Math with Minecraft Activities: Emerald Shopping Math - Online
Math with Minecraft Activities: Emerald Shopping Math - Online
Wednesday, Jul. 22, Math with Minecraft
Online - Library Minecraft Server
Recommended for Students in Grades 3 - 5Use Minecraft to make Math fun! Each week from June 24 - July 22, feel free to participate in a Minecraft math challenge. Check out the week’s posted challenge questions, and if you want to visualize the math problems and have some fun in Minecraft, feel...read more
Teen Volunteering
 Teen Volunteering
Wednesday, Jul. 22Teen Volunteering
Cora J. Belden Library - Other
Virtual Teen Volunteer OpportunitiesFor Ages 13+ Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us this summer!  All of our volunteer opportunities will be virtual. Work independently or engage with peers and earn community service hours.  You can make a positive diff...read more
Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
Wednesday, Jul. 22, 11:00 a.m.
(Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.)
Virtual Storytime wi
Online - Zoom
Your children don't have to miss out on a great storytime just because the library is closed!Our Virtual Storytime program is a fun way to add silliness to your day! Join us online as we foster early literacy by exploring words through books, rhymes and songs. This Zoom program is recommended fo...read more
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
2:00 pm
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
Wednesday, Jul. 22, 2:00 pmOne on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to go over any tech questions you may have with Mike Murphy, whether it be your phone or tablet, computer, Microsoft Office, streaming TV, the sky's the limit! These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Practice Zoom Session
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 Practice Zoom Session
Wednesday, Jul. 22, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMPractice Zoom Sessio
Online - Zoom
Join us for a practice Zoom session. We'll go over some of the different functions on Zoom like how to control your video and audio and share your screen with others. This is a great way to stay connected with friends and family during the pandemic, while maintaining social distance.Registration...read more
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Finger Knitting for Kids online with Zoom
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Finger Knitting for Kids online with Zoom
Thursday, Jul. 23, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.Finger Knitting for
Online - Zoom
Learn to finger knit!  It's fun and all you need is a ball of yarn and your fingers.  We will do a different project each week.  No prior experience necessary.  Recommended for kids ages 6 and up.  Don't have any yarn? Call the Cora J. Belden Library at 860-258-7623 ...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Digital Photography: Create Cool Photos and Stop Motion Animations, Ages 8+
2:30 pm
Digital Photography: Create Cool Photos and Stop Motion Animations, Ages 8+
Thursday, Jul. 23, 2:30 pmDigital Photography:
Online
In this free 90-minute workshop presented by Microsoft Store Westfarms, students eight and older will explore digital photography concepts by taking and editing photos and creating a stop motion animated video.By the end of this workshop, participants will have:- Understood and explored key foundati...read more
Play with Density Online with Zoom
3:00 pm
Play with Density Online with Zoom
Thursday, Jul. 23, 3:00 pmPlay with Density On
Online - Zoom
Learn about density and how some liquids just don't mix! We'll be making a density tower and an ocean in a bottle.To participate, you'll need: Plastic bottle with a screw-top lid (any size, preferably wtih straight sides - we'll be using a 1-liter bottle) Tall glass with straight sid...read more
DIY and Natural Body Care with Dr. Nicole Klughers
6PM - 7PM
DIY and Natural Body Care with Dr. Nicole Klughers
Thursday, Jul. 23, 6PM - 7PMDIY and Natural Body
Online - Zoom
Did you know that on average, women apply over 168 different chemicals to their bodies EVERY DAY. Many personal products, including cosmetics, moisturizers, and perfumes, can contain toxic ingredients that contribute to cancer, hormone imbalances, and other problems.Come learn about safer, more natu...read more
Minecraft Club: Grades K - 8
6:30 pm
 Minecraft Club: Grades K - 8
Thursday, Jul. 23, 6:30 pm
(Every Thursday at 6:30 Through August 27)
Minecraft Club: Grad
Online - Library Minecraft Server
Do you love Minecraft? Join us weekly for our summer Minecraft Club every Thursday at 6:30 pm for grades K - 8 and have some fun with fellow Minecrafters on the library’s very own Creative Server. Please register using an e-mail address to gain access to the Minecraft server, which is located ...read more
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Let’s Bake Together with The Great Courses! - Online
Let’s Bake Together with The Great Courses! - Online
Friday, Jul. 24Let’s Bake Tog
Online - Facebook Discussion Group
Learn the secrets of baking like a professional! On a weekly basis participants will watch a video lesson from The Great Course titled “The Everyday Gourmet: Baking Pastries and Desserts”, which is taught by master pastry chef Professor Stephen L. Durfee from the world's premiere cul...read more
Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
Friday, Jul. 24, 11:00 a.m.
(Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.)
Virtual Storytime wi
Online - Zoom
Your children don't have to miss out on a great storytime just because the library is closed!Our Virtual Storytime program is a fun way to add silliness to your day! Join us online as we foster early literacy by exploring words through books, rhymes and songs. This Zoom program is recommended fo...read more
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
2:00 pm
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
Friday, Jul. 24, 2:00 pmOne on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to go over any tech questions you may have with Mike Murphy, whether it be your phone or tablet, computer, Microsoft Office, streaming TV, the sky's the limit! These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
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Coming Soon: Alicia Farrell, PhD
Coming Soon: Alicia Farrell, PhD
Monday, Jul. 27,
Online - Zoom
Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
Monday, Jul. 27, 11:00 a.m.
(Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.)
Virtual Storytime wi
Online - Zoom
Your children don't have to miss out on a great storytime just because the library is closed!Our Virtual Storytime program is a fun way to add silliness to your day! Join us online as we foster early literacy by exploring words through books, rhymes and songs. This Zoom program is recommended fo...read more
Cora Take and Make Kit
1:00 p.m.
 Cora Take and Make Kit
Monday, Jul. 27, 1:00 p.m.Cora Take and Make K
Cora J. Belden Library - Other
Looking for a fun activity for your kids?  Pick up a Cora Take and Make Kit.  Each week we will have a different craft or activity in it, available by Monday at 1 p.m. Sign up by the Monday of that week to get a kit for that week.  Limited number of kits each week.  Recommended f...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Choose Your Own Adventure Club online with Zoom: Week 5
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Choose Your Own Adventure Club online with Zoom: Week 5
Monday, Jul. 27, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Choose Your Own Adve
Online - Zoom
Each week we will read a story together and you get to vote on how we progress through the story. Will you survive or will your character be on the verge of disaster? Don’t like the ending?  Should we try again?  Then we will follow up with a fun activity.  Each participant will...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
2:00 pm
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
Monday, Jul. 27, 2:00 pmOne on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to go over any tech questions you may have with Mike Murphy, whether it be your phone or tablet, computer, Microsoft Office, streaming TV, the sky's the limit! These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Downloading E-books 101
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 Downloading E-books 101
Monday, Jul. 27, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMDownloading E-books
Online - Zoom
Stuck at home with nothing to read? The library has thousands of e-books availalble to download, free with your library card! Plus, we're adding new titles and extra copies every day.  Prefer audiobooks or magazines? We've got those too. Join us for a Zoom tutorial on how to get started...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Music and Movement Online with Zoom!
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Music and Movement Online with Zoom!
Monday, Jul. 27, 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Music and Movement O
Online - Zoom
Join the fun with rhymes, a story and songs from your favorite artists that get you moving.  Recommended for families with children birth to 5 years.Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you will receive via e-mail. Please download the “Zoom C...read more
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Virtual Job Support Meeting
9:30 am
 Virtual Job Support Meeting
Tuesday, Jul. 28, 9:30 am
(6/16, 6/30, 7/14, 7/28 at 9:30 am)

Online - Zoom
Sign up to participate in a group conversation and discuss job search strategies. Hear about library resources that can help you enhance your resume, obtain certifications and much more. Sessions held every other Tuesday at 9:30 am. Register online or call the Library’s Information Desk at 860...read more
LEGO Engineering Challenges Online with Zoom
3:00 pm
LEGO Engineering Challenges Online with Zoom
Tuesday, Jul. 28, 3:00 pmLEGO Engineering Cha
Online - Zoom
Can you build a bridge and a boat that can hold 100 pennies? Put your engineering skills to the test!To participate, you'll need: LEGO bricks - any pieces, though you will likely want at least some flat pieces Medium-sized bowl with water 100 pennies (or something else that is small, preferably ...read more
Pajama Storytime Live with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
7:00 p.m.
Pajama Storytime Live with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
Tuesday, Jul. 28, 7:00 p.m.
(Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.)
Pajama Storytime Liv
Online - Zoom
Our Pajama Storytime Live! Program allows you and your child to enjoy bedtime stories and songs from the comfort of your own home. Storytime helps your child gain prereading skills and improve their fine and large motor skills as well. This is a family program for babies or children and their parent...read more
Taco Tuesday Zoom Night with Special Guest Tera Black
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Taco Tuesday Zoom Night with Special Guest Tera Black
Tuesday, Jul. 28, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMTaco Tuesday Zoom Ni
Online - Zoom
Think you already make a great tasting taco? Think again! Join is for this fun and lively Zoom cooking event with special guest Tera Black, Rocky Hill resident and creator of Home Together Cooking.  Tera will be sharing her special family recipe with us for some tasty, authentic Tex-Mex ta...read more
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Teen Volunteering
 Teen Volunteering
Wednesday, Jul. 29Teen Volunteering
Cora J. Belden Library - Other
Virtual Teen Volunteer OpportunitiesFor Ages 13+ Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us this summer!  All of our volunteer opportunities will be virtual. Work independently or engage with peers and earn community service hours.  You can make a positive diff...read more
Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
Wednesday, Jul. 29, 11:00 a.m.
(Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.)
Virtual Storytime wi
Online - Zoom
Your children don't have to miss out on a great storytime just because the library is closed!Our Virtual Storytime program is a fun way to add silliness to your day! Join us online as we foster early literacy by exploring words through books, rhymes and songs. This Zoom program is recommended fo...read more
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
2:00 pm
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2:00 pmOne on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to go over any tech questions you may have with Mike Murphy, whether it be your phone or tablet, computer, Microsoft Office, streaming TV, the sky's the limit! These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Practice Zoom Session
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 Practice Zoom Session
Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMPractice Zoom Sessio
Online - Zoom
Join us for a practice Zoom session. We'll go over some of the different functions on Zoom like how to control your video and audio and share your screen with others. This is a great way to stay connected with friends and family during the pandemic, while maintaining social distance.Registration...read more
America’s National Parks with Dr. Richard Benfield
7PM - 8PM
America’s National Parks with Dr. Richard Benfield
Wednesday, Jul. 29, 7PM - 8PMAmerica’s Nati
Online - Zoom
Join us for a special talk with CCSU Professor Emeritus Richard Benfield to explore the history and beauty of America's great National Parks. Established in 1872, Yellowstone was America's - and the world's - first National Park. Today, there are 419 national parks covering 84 million sq...read more
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Finger Knitting for Kids online with Zoom
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Finger Knitting for Kids online with Zoom
Thursday, Jul. 30, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.Finger Knitting for
Online - Zoom
Learn to finger knit!  It's fun and all you need is a ball of yarn and your fingers.  We will do a different project each week.  No prior experience necessary.  Recommended for kids ages 6 and up.  Don't have any yarn? Call the Cora J. Belden Library at 860-258-7623 ...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
Coding a LEGO Maze Online with Zoom
3:00 pm
Coding a LEGO Maze Online with Zoom
Thursday, Jul. 30, 3:00 pmCoding a LEGO Maze O
Online - Zoom
Learn the basics of computer coding as you navigate your LEGO person through your maze!To participate, you'll need: LEGOs (a base plate, several pieces to build the sides of the maze, and one LEGO figure) Paper Scissors Something to write with (pen, pencil, marker, etc.)Registration is required ...read more
"Like" Virtual Documentary: Discussion with Alicia Farrell, PhD
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
"Like" Virtual Documentary: Discussion with Alicia Farrell, PhD
Thursday, Jul. 30, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMLike Virtual Documen
Online - Zoom
LIKE is an IndieFlix Original documentary that explores the impact of social media on our lives. Technology is a tool. It’s here to stay and social platforms are a place to connect, share and care, but what is really happening? Are we addicted? How do we stop? Where do we start? What do we nee...read more
Minecraft Club: Grades K - 8
6:30 pm
 Minecraft Club: Grades K - 8
Thursday, Jul. 30, 6:30 pm
(Every Thursday at 6:30 Through August 27)
Minecraft Club: Grad
Online - Library Minecraft Server
Do you love Minecraft? Join us weekly for our summer Minecraft Club every Thursday at 6:30 pm for grades K - 8 and have some fun with fellow Minecrafters on the library’s very own Creative Server. Please register using an e-mail address to gain access to the Minecraft server, which is located ...read more
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Let’s Bake Together with The Great Courses! - Online
Let’s Bake Together with The Great Courses! - Online
Friday, Jul. 31Let’s Bake Tog
Online - Facebook Discussion Group
Learn the secrets of baking like a professional! On a weekly basis participants will watch a video lesson from The Great Course titled “The Everyday Gourmet: Baking Pastries and Desserts”, which is taught by master pastry chef Professor Stephen L. Durfee from the world's premiere cul...read more
Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
11:00 a.m.
Virtual Storytime with Miss Carine - Online with Zoom
Friday, Jul. 31, 11:00 a.m.
(Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.)
Virtual Storytime wi
Online - Zoom
Your children don't have to miss out on a great storytime just because the library is closed!Our Virtual Storytime program is a fun way to add silliness to your day! Join us online as we foster early literacy by exploring words through books, rhymes and songs. This Zoom program is recommended fo...read more
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
2:00 pm
One on One Tech Help - Online or via Phone
Friday, Jul. 31, 2:00 pmOne on One Tech Help
Online - Zoom
Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to go over any tech questions you may have with Mike Murphy, whether it be your phone or tablet, computer, Microsoft Office, streaming TV, the sky's the limit! These sessions will be conducted on Zoom or via phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail...read more

or call 860-258-7623.
 
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