Cora J. Belden Library

Library Events Calendar

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Scavenger Hunt - Wei
Saturday, Jul. 31, 10:00 am
We'll be offering new outdoor scavenger hunts each week, all summer long. New scavenger hunts will be presented every Saturday, and paper copies can be found in a box near the front entrance. Stop by the library at any time, grab a copy of our latest scavenger hunt, and explore the library grounds. You never know what you'll find!

This week we're looking for pictures of unusual animals. Can you find them all?

Fun for all ages!
Crafty Kids Drop-in
Saturday, Jul. 31, 11:00 am
or call 860-258-7623.
Get creative as we make animals out of pipe cleaners! Try one of our designs or make your own. Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up.

This is a drop-in program. No registration is necessary. You may register for a reminder. Masks will be required for all participants, and efforts will be made to encourage social distancing. This program will be held outside, on the field near the library. This program will be held weather-permitting. In the event of inclement weather, the program may be cancelled. This listing will be updated accordingly.
Discover an Adventur
Monday, Aug. 2
Sign up on our Beanstack app and record your reading.  Something for everyone!  From babies, toddlers, preschoolers, K-5, teens and adults.  Details coming soon. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
Virtual Storytime -
Monday, Aug. 2, 11:00 a.m.
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.
One on One Tech Help
Monday, Aug. 2, 2:00 pm (Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
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 can be conducted in person, via a video call (i.e. Zoom) or over the phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail to coordinate the meeting. Feel free to message Mike at mmurphy@rockyhillct.gov with any questions or call the Information Desk at 860-258-7623.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
Virtual Teen Volunte
Monday, Aug. 2, 2:30 pm- 4:00 pm
or call 860-258-7623.
Teen Volunteering Opportunity
This volunteer program is designed for ages 13 and up.

We are looking for four teens to help us with this program each week.  We will be learning improvisational techniques, pantomime, and voice manipulations in a relaxed and spontaneous atmosphere!
Your job will be to participate in the program and provide encouragement for each attendee. You will log on at 2:30 pm- 1/2 hour before the start of each program for instructions. When you register you will be provided the Zoom link.

 
Tell Me ANOTHER Stor
Monday, Aug. 2, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Mondays in August 3-4 pm)
or call 860-258-7623.
Tell me ANOTHER Story: Online via Zoom
This program is recommended for ages 8 and up.


Hello Actors!  We are back with another FUN and engaging program for you!  We will be learning dramatic storytelling techniques and acting in a creative, new way!  We'll listen to stories, play acting games and more.  We will be learning improvisational techniques, pantomime, and voice manipulations in a relaxed and spontaneous atmosphere!

No prior acting experience is needed.  Just bring your creative energy and smiles! 
Registration is required to get the Zoom link to attend the program.
In-Person Teen Volun
Monday, Aug. 2, 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm (Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8 pm, Thursdays 10 am -12 pm)
or call 860-258-7623.
In-Person Teen Volunteering Opportunity
Teen must be a high school student to participate in this program.


We are looking for teens to make a cat bed and a dog chew/pull toy for our friends in the animal shelters. These items are easy, no-sew projects that can be done with minimal instruction. Supplies will be provided. Measuring, cutting, braiding and tying are skills required for these projects.
Craft & Chat Café!
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 11:00am (Tuesdays, July 27th, August 3rd, 10th & 17th)
or call 860-258-7623.

July 27th, August 3rd,10th & 17th
Tuesdays, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Imagine a place with soothing jazz music playing in the background. Imagine you're there making art, just chilling and relaxing. Sounds great, doesn't it? Now imagine this place is your home, and it's an online program for your preschooler! Very cool n’est pas? Parents, and my little friends who've joined me in Pint-sized Picassos and my other craft programs know that process-oriented art is near and dear to my heart. In our Craft & Chat Café, your preschooler will be creating art with materials you have in the house already, scissors, glue, crayons, paper, tape, etc. You can pick up a kit at the library that will ONLY have magazines for cutting or ripping out for collage and newspapers for ripping up or to use as a work surface and Q-tips for wet work. Although there is no instruction, this program will have the added benefit of improving fine motor skills (using the pincer grip to rip paper, for example), ample practice using scissors, looking at colors and shapes, and enhancing concentration! There are a lot of benefits to the brain when we are creating art, and with process art, there are no pre-determined ends/outcomes, we're only interested in the act of creating. Just me and my little friends making art on Tuesday mornings while we lightly chat about this and that. This is a very casual online program, but registration is required! 7/27, 8/3, 8/10/, 8/17
Sponsored by Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
Knit One, Zoom Too!
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 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.
Computer Science for
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2:00 pm
or call 860-258-7623.
Join us on Zoom as we discover the FUNdamentals of computer science and coding using the free online resource Code.org. We will cover basic coding concepts using block coding in fun, interactive online activities, including sequencing, loops, and events. 

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, or view the class in your computer's web browser.
Gone to the Dogs - O
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 10:30 am
or call 860-258-7623.

Our favorite dogs are back at the library! Sign up for your own ten minute time slot to read to a dog and volunteer from Faithful Friends Therapy Dogs. This program will be held outside of the library in Brilliant Park (this is the lawn area to the left as you face the main entrance to the library). Feel free to bring a blanket or chair to sit on. All participants must wear masks and practice social distancing. This program is recommended for ages 5 and older.  

 

Once your registration is confirmed, we will reach out to you with a more specific time slot for your ten minute session with our furry friends. If there is inclement weather, participants will be notified in advance and given a Zoom link to log into the event. The ten minute time slot you were given after registering will remain the same.
Virtual Storytime -
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 11:00 a.m.
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.
One on One Tech Help
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2:00 pm (Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
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 can be conducted in person, via a video call (i.e. Zoom) or over the phone. Please register and Mike will reach out via e-mail to coordinate the meeting. Feel free to message Mike at mmurphy@rockyhillct.gov with any questions or call the Information Desk at 860-258-7623.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
Cursive Writing Work
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 3:30pm (Wednesdays, July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25)
or call 860-258-7623.

Join us for a 7-week online introduction to cursive script!

Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm
July 14th, 21st, 28th
August 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Studies show that when we write in cursive script, synapses are created between the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Writing in cursive improves our neural connections, increases our retention, further develops our fine motor skills and is just plain fun!

This virtual workshop is open to children who will be attending 3rd grade in the Fall. Each session will feature a different portion of the alphabet and each lesson builds upon the previous one, so by attending all the sessions you'll receive the full benefits.
Because of the nature of this program please be sure to log in on time!
Writing Kits are provided. Registration is required!

Sponsored by Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library.
In-Person Teen Volun
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm (Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8 pm, Thursdays 10 am -12 pm)
or call 860-258-7623.
In-Person Teen Volunteering Opportunity
Teen must be a high school student to participate in this program.


We are looking for teens to make a cat bed and a dog chew/pull toy for our friends in the animal shelters. These items are easy, no-sew projects that can be done with minimal instruction. Supplies will be provided. Measuring, cutting, braiding and tying are skills required for these projects.
Mystery Book Discuss
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
or call 860-258-7623.
Welcome! Come join our Mystery Book Discussion, now Outside, In Person. This group loves to read, you guessed it: mysteries! This month, we will be reading A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch. Extra copies of the book will be available to checkout from the library.  Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on. We will meet on the grassy area to the left of the library.

Please contact the Information Desk at 860-258-7623 with any questions! Sponsored by Cora J. Belden Library.
In-Person Teen Volun
Thursday, Aug. 5, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm (Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8 pm, Thursdays 10 am -12 pm)
or call 860-258-7623.
In-Person Teen Volunteering Opportunity
Teen must be a high school student to participate in this program.


We are looking for teens to make a cat bed and a dog chew/pull toy for our friends in the animal shelters. These items are easy, no-sew projects that can be done with minimal instruction. Supplies will be provided. Measuring, cutting, braiding and tying are skills required for these projects.
*CT DEEP Summer Wild
Thursday, Aug. 5, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This summer, enjoy monthly webinars on Connecticut’s wildlife and the challenges facing them with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection! Meet state biologists and outreach specialists involved in the research of our local wildlife as they talk about current wildlife conservation issues.  Registration is required. Webinars are presented at 6:00 pm.  All are welcome.

 These topics will also be featured in this summer’s issues of Connecticut Wildlife Magazine- get it from the Cora J. Belden Library!

Sponsored by State of CT DEEP.
Sensory Playtime for
Friday, Aug. 6, 10:00 am
or call 860-258-7623.
Babies and toddlers and their caregivers are invited to explore their world through sights, sounds, and textures in this interactive program.

Masks will be required for all participants over age 2, and efforts will be made to encourage social distancing. This program will be held outside, on the field near the library, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, registrants will be notified ahead of time, and the program will shift to a virtual format to be held at the same day and time. Participants will receive a take-home bag prior to the virtual event that contains the supplies needed to participate.
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