Cora J. Belden Library

Library Events Calendar

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Celebrate Diwali! Ma
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
or call 860-258-7623.
Help us Celebrate Diwali!
Meet our very special guest reader Vidhi Dave, Mrs. India USA 2019!
Listen to a fun story about Diwali and learn a little about the holiday. We'll learn how to make a Diwali card that lights up! It will be so pretty displayed in your home!  All materials will be provided.

This program is recommended for ages 8 and up.
Virtual Halloween Pa
Monday, Oct. 25
Dress up for Halloween and send your picture of your little ones (in jpg format) to corajbelden02@gmail.com by Thursday October 28th. We'll post your picture on a virtual Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 30 on our Facebook page and our website.

Photo by Taylor Kopel on Unsplash
STEM Project Bags -
Monday, Oct. 25, 10:00 am
We're playing with time this month as we make our own timer, sun dial, and more! Recommended for children ages 6 and up.

No registration is required for this kit. We will have 30 STEM Project Bags available in the children's room on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. They will be available starting Monday, October 25, at 10 am.
Virtual Storytime -
Monday, Oct. 25, 11:00 a.m. (Mondays & Wednesdays @ 11:00am)
or call 860-258-7623.
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 for children birth to 5 years and their caregiver and is sponsored by the Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.

Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you will receive on the registration confirmation page and via e-mail. Please download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app prior to pre-registering.
Downloading Free Ebo
Monday, Oct. 25, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
or call 860-258-7623.
Join us on Zoom to learn how to download thousands of ebooks, free with your Cora J. Belden Library card! In this class, we will go over how to use Libby to download ebooks, digital audiobooks, magazines, movies and more to your tablet or device.
Registration is required to receive the Zoom Meeting ID.
Zen Art - Knitting w
Monday, Oct. 25, 4:30 pm
or call 860-258-7623.
Mondays are tough! Unwind after a long day at school with a laid-back, creative program. Each week we'll put on some music, learn a new art or craft technique, and chat as we create. Recommended for children in grades 2-5.

This week we'll be learning a new way to knit - using jumbo straws!

This program will be held online via Zoom. Register online to receive the Zoom code. Each participant will also receive a project bag containing supplies needed to participate in the program. These bags will be available for pickup at the library the week before the program. 
Virtual Halloween Pa
Tuesday, Oct. 26
Dress up for Halloween and send your picture of your little ones (in jpg format) to corajbelden02@gmail.com by Thursday October 28th. We'll post your picture on a virtual Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 30 on our Facebook page and our website.
Photo by Taylor Kopel on Unsplash
One-on-One Virtual M
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 9:30 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, 10/22 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.
One-on-One Virtual M
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 10:00 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, 10/22 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.
One-on-One Virtual M
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 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, 10/22 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.
Knit One, Zoom Too!
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 11:00am
or call 860-258-7623.
Join us remotely for some fiber fun! Knitting, crochet, sewing, cross stitch, spinning or weaving it’s all good! Grab whatever craft you’re working on, a favorite beverage and your tablet, phone, or computer for a couple of hours of socializing and fibery goodness. Newbies welcome! From wherever your location, we would love to have you join us!
 
Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID.
Sponsored by Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
Baby Bop - Online Wi
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 9:30 am (Wednesdays at 9:30 am)
or call 860-258-7623.
Baby Bop is a series of short music and movement programs for babies and toddlers. We'll have lap bounces, tickles, and lifts as we sing and rhyme. Join us for some fun! Recommended for children ages 0-2 and their caregivers.

This program will take place on Zoom and will be streamed live on Facebook. You may register to receive the Zoom link or follow along on our Facebook page.
Virtual Storytime -
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 11:00 a.m. (Mondays & Wednesdays @ 11:00am)
or call 860-258-7623.
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 for children birth to 5 years and their caregiver and is sponsored by the Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.

Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID and password for Zoom, which you will receive on the registration confirmation page and via e-mail. Please download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app prior to pre-registering.
Knit Night! Online m
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 6:00pm
or call 860-258-7623.
Our knit club meets at night too! Join us virturally most 2nd and 4th Wednesdays @ 6:00pm for socializing and some fiber fun! Knitting, crochet, sewing, cross stitch, spinning or weaving it’s all good! Grab whatever craft you’re working on, a favorite beverage and your tablet, phone, or computer for a couple of hours of fibery goodness. Newbies welcome! From wherever your location, we would love to have you!

Registration is required to obtain the meeting ID.
Virtual Halloween Pa
Thursday, Oct. 28
Dress up for Halloween and send your picture of your little ones (in jpg format) to corajbelden02@gmail.com by Thursday October 28th. We'll post your picture on a virtual Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 30 on our Facebook page and our website.
Photo by Taylor Kopel on Unsplash
Mother Goose on the
Thursday, Oct. 28, 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
or call 860-258-7623.
Rhymes, songs and stories nurture literacy skills that will help children when they begin to read.  Join us for this special interactive program that focuses on Mother Goose rhymes, repetition, sounds and tips you can use at home with your child. Simple props will be used each week including scarves and rhythm sticks. Recommended for families with babies to 3 year old children.

Bring a blanket to sit on. Because we plan to do some interactive activivities, please plan to wear a mask for participants ages 2 and up when coming close to other families.   Please pre-register the name of your child for each week, to receive notifications and reminders for that week.   Inclement weather will change the program to online with Zoom. 
Getting Started with
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
or call 860-258-7623.
Zoom has become essential to attend virtual meetings, classes, and more. Come learn the basics to get started using Zoom on your tablet, smartphone or other device.
Registration is required to receive the Zoom Meeting ID for this class. If you are using a mobile device like a tablet or smartphone, please download the Zoom app before the class.
Virtual Halloween Pa
Friday, Oct. 29, 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
or call 860-258-7623.
Dress up in your costume, dance to some music and listen to some slightly spooky stories.  Then we’ll go on a ghost hunt and whooooo knows who we will find.  Love to show off your costume?  You will have an opportunity to be spotlighted, if you choose to.  Join the fun by signing up and you’ll get the zoom code to participate.  Recommended for families with children ages 2-5.  

Please pick your treat and activity bag priority to the program.  Participants will be notified once the bags are ready to be picked up. Treat bags not picked up by Saturday, October 30th, 11am will be given away to other families.
 
Dare to be Scared: A
Friday, Oct. 29, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
or call 860-258-7623.
Do love stories that creep you out, scare you and have gory details?  Sign up for Dare to be Scared! Dim your lights, light your cauldron and listen to some dramatic readings of spooky, creepy tales. Join in some fun ghostly activities, and create grizzly stories together. For the final ghastly tale, bring a flashlight to give your face a glow in your dark, dark room. Recommended for youth in 3rd-5th grade, but only if you dare be scared.  Sign up to get the zoom code to participate.
Virtual Halloween Pa
Saturday, Oct. 30
Dress up for Halloween and send your picture of your little ones (in jpg format) to corajbelden02@gmail.com by Thursday October 28th. We'll post your picture on a virtual Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 30 on our Facebook page and our website.

Photo by Taylor Kopel on Unsplash
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