Cora J. Belden Library

Library Events Calendar

 Limit by event type:
Saturday, Jul. 2
Monday, Jul. 4
Tuesday, Jul. 5
Animal Menagerie Sto
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 11:00am
or call 860-258-7623.
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!
Sponsored by Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
Graphic Novel Book A
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 2:00 pm- 3:30 pm
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 possible with support from the Friends of the Library. 
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
or call 860-258-7623.
Welcome! Come join our Mystery Book Discussion. This group loves to read, you guessed it: mysteries! This month, we will be reading If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin. Extra copies of the book will be available to checkout from the library.
 
Please contact the Information Desk at 860-258-7623 with any questions!
The meeting location will be subject to change, depending upon COVID-19 restrictions and rates. Registration is recommended so that we may notify attendees of any last minute changes. Sponsored by Cora J. Belden Library.
Beginner Chess- Kids
Thursday, Jul. 7, 2:00 pm- 3:30 pm
or call 860-258-7623.
Learn to play chess this summer! Five sessions for ages 6-13! June 30- July 28
Did 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 volunteers teaching the basics and chessboards will be provided. Learners will be paired up to play with partners. 
This program is recommended for ages 6-13. Please register for each session separately. 

Registration opens two weeks prior to each session.
Playgroup Plus
Friday, Jul. 8, 10:15 am - 11:00 am
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. Tickets will be distributed.  Please do not attend if you or your child are not feeling well.
Program subject to change depending on health regulations.
Sunrise Tai Chi at t
Rocky Hill Ferry Landing
Saturday, Jul. 9, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
or call 860-258-7623.
Wake up and start your morning right with some easy morning Tai Chi with Sifu Mike Fuchs, Chief Instructor at Butterfly Martial and Healing Arts in Wethersfield! Join us outside at the Rocky Hill Ferry Landing for a 1 hour session of gentle tai chi to get your body moving and your energy flowing for the day. This session is for beginners or more experienced members. Ages 10 and up.

Please dress appropriately. No yoga mats necessary - we will be doing slow, balanced, and gentle standing movements. Registration required.
Paws and Pages
Monday, Jul. 11, 10:00AM-10:30AM
or call 860-258-7623.
Monday, July 11 @10:00-10:30AM in person in the Stepney Room

Paws 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 children ages 3-5. Sponsored by Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
Rhyme-Time Lapsit
Monday, Jul. 11, 11:00am (Mondays, July 11th, 18th, 25th & August 1st)
or call 860-258-7623.
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! Register once for all 4 sessions!
Sponsored by Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
Maker Mondays
Monday, Jul. 11, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Mondays, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
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 family!

Recommended for families with children ages 2 and up. No registration required.
Teen Volunteering- M
Monday, Jul. 11, 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Teen Volunteer Opportunity for Students Going into Grades 9 and up:
We are looking for teens to help with the Maker Mondays Event. You will help library staff set up and clean up after the event and provide assistance with running the event as necessary. Please arrive 30 minutes before the start of the event and plan to stay 30 minutes after the event has ended.
Thanks for your interest in volunteering for the library. Please be punctual and let us know if you are unable to make the event as spaces are limited. Please bring a friendly, positive attitude as you are working with kids. Your volunteer hours will be logged by library staff this summer and will be available upon request by emailing Jen Z at jzappulla@rockyhillct.gov.

Teen Volunteering- M
Monday, Jul. 11, 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
or call 8602587623.

Teen Volunteer Opportunity for Students Going into Grades 9 and up:
We are looking for six teens to help with the Maker Mondays Event. You will help library staff set up and clean up after the event and provide assistance with running the event as necessary. Please arrive 20 minutes before the start of the event and plan to stay 20 minutes after the event has ended.
Thanks for your interest in volunteering for the library. Please be punctual and let us know if you are unable to make the event as spaces are limited. Please bring a friendly, positive attitude as you are working with kids. Your volunteer hours will be logged by library staff this summer and will be available upon request by emailing Jen Z at jzappulla@rockyhillct.gov.

Kids Chess Club
Monday, Jul. 11, 6:30pm -7:30 p.m.
or call 860-258-7623.
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 around the world.  We plan to meet once a month.  If you have a chess board, please bring one so we can accommodate more players.
Recommended for children ages 5-10 who are Chess Beginners- already know the basic rules of chess and can complete a game without assistance. Please pre-register to receive reminders, updates and to help us plan how many people will attend.  
Music and Movement
Monday, Jul. 11, 6:30 pm
or call 860-258-7623.
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-body movement activity. Pre-registration recommended for reminders. Recommended for children ages 2-6. This program will be limited to first come, first served basis. Tickets will be distributed. 

 
Adult Knitting & Cro
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 11:00am (Tuesdays @ 11:00am)
Are you looking for a crafty gathering? Drop-in on Tuesdays mornings from 11 am-12:30 pm for our adult Knitting & Crochet Meet-up! We're not just knitting and crochet though, grab whatever fiber craft you're passionate about come on down for crafting and friendship!
Beginners Welcome!
Sponsored by Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
Career Counselor - V
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 9:30 am
or call 860-258-7623.
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, July 8 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the Library’s Information Desk at 860-258-7623 or email us at cora@rockyhillct.gov for more information.
Career Counselor - V
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 10:00 am
or call 860-258-7623.
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, July 8 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the Library’s Information Desk at 860-258-7623 or email us at cora@rockyhillct.gov for more information.
Career Counselor - V
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 10:30 am
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, July 8 for a 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30 am appointment or call the Library’s Information Desk at 860-258-7623 or email us at cora@rockyhillct.gov for more information.
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