Howard Whittemore Memorial Library

Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Howard Whittemore Memorial Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

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Toddler Play Date (Ages 1-4)
10:30am
 Toddler Play Date (Ages 1-4)
Thursday, Aug. 1, 10:30am
On Thursday mornings the Children's Department transforms into a fun play zone with toys only available during this special community play time.Please make sure your child keeps thier shoes on and does not run while in the library. Thank you!
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Big Blocks for Little Kids
10:30a.m.
 Big Blocks for Little Kids
Friday, Aug. 2, 10:30a.m.Big Blocks for Littl
What goes better with little kids than big blocks?!Big Blocks for Little Kids is a fun free-time drop-in for your little ones!Join us on Friday mornings at 10:30am No Registration Required!
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Story Party!
10:30 a.m.
 Story Party!
Saturday, Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m.Story Party!
Kids of all ages are invited to a celebration featuring books, songs, and parachute games! Each young guest receives a party hat and small favor! Drop in!
The Chronicles of Yarnia Knitting & Crocheting Group
11 a.m.
The Chronicles of Yarnia Knitting & Crocheting Group
Saturday, Aug. 3The Chronicles of Ya
Calling all Knitters and Crocheters, 18 yrs+Do you love knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, or embroidery?Join our fiber crafting group every Saturday morning @11:00am! Sit back and relax while you craft and chat among friends!No Registration Required!
Share-a-Story Club!
11:30 a.m.
 Share-a-Story Club!
Saturday, Aug. 3Share-a-Story Club!
Listen to Ms. Marissa share a fiction or nonfiction book as you read along in a library copy. Then, it’s your turn to share! Bring along a Mystery Item in a closed bag from home. Give the group three clues so we can try to guess what you have. Can you stump us?Plus, participate in a fun activi...read more
Teen Time: GLUTEN FREE Cupcake Decorating (Ages 11+)
12:30pm
Teen Time: GLUTEN FREE Cupcake Decorating (Ages 11+)
Saturday, Aug. 3, 12:30pm
Saturday, August 3rd at 12:30pm.Ages 11 and up.PLEASE REGISTER.We'll be decorating gluten free cupcakes in an ocean style!

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Baby Bounce!
10:30am
 Baby Bounce!
Monday, Aug. 5, 10:30amBaby Bounce!
Fun interactive winter program with books, rhymes, and songs for babies birth-24months and their caregivers! No Registration Needed!
Game Club!
3:30-5:30pm
 Game Club!
Monday, Aug. 5, 3:30-5:30pm
Our casual, drop-in game club!Mondays from 3:30pm-5:30pm! (Summer Hours)Time slot exlcusively for young gamers ages 6-16yrs!No Registration Required!Please call for more info: (203) 729-4591 ext. 5 
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Let’s Dance (Ages 2 - 5) -
10:30am
Let’s Dance (Ages 2 - 5) -
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 10:30am
This program is on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 10:30am.Children and thier caregivers will jump, shake, and play instruments at this group dance program where fun and movement is the focus.This is more than just fun, little ones will gain skills in listening, patience, and confidence...read more
My Mini Life: Mini Mug Rug
3:30pm
 My Mini Life: Mini Mug Rug
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 3:30pm
Tuesday, August 6th at 3:30pm.Ages 8 and up.PLEASE REGISTER.Your mug brings you wonderful hot drinks like tea and cocoa. Pamper your mug by giving it a small rug to stand upon.Friends ages 8yrs and up are invited to join us as we learn how to make different mini crafts.Attend at least 5 sessions to ...read more
Master the Art of Preserving Your Harvest: Pickling, Canning, Freezing & Drying Techniques
6:00 pm
Master the Art of Preserving Your Harvest: Pickling, Canning, Freezing & Drying Techniques
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 6:00 pmMaster the Art of Pr
Preserve the taste of the season all year round with our "Preserving the Harvest" workshop! Get ready to say goodbye to wasted produce and hello to a pantry full of delicious, homemade preserves! In this class, we'll teach you the ins and outs of pickling, canning, freezing, and drying...read more

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Crafternoon (Ages 5+)
 Crafternoon (Ages 5+)
Wednesday, Aug. 7
Wednesdays at 4:00pm.Ages 5 and up.Join in on the crafty fun by making a new craft each week inspired by recycling and upcycling!
Toddler Art Zone (Ages 2-4)
10:30am
 Toddler Art Zone (Ages 2-4)
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 10:30am
Wednesdays at 10:30am.Ages 2 to 4 years old.Join us for this fun drop-in arys and crafts program where we're not afraid to make a mess!A new craft every week.
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Toddler Play Date (Ages 1-4)
10:30am
 Toddler Play Date (Ages 1-4)
Thursday, Aug. 8, 10:30am
On Thursday mornings the Children's Department transforms into a fun play zone with toys only available during this special community play time.Please make sure your child keeps thier shoes on and does not run while in the library. Thank you!
White Memorial Conservation Center: Respect Our Resources
4:00pm
White Memorial Conservation Center: Respect Our Resources
Thursday, Aug. 8, 4:00pmWhite Memorial Conse
Friends ages 8+ are welcome to join us onThursday, August 8th as we meet a Honduran Milk Snake and learn about natural, renewable, and nonrenewable resources. We’ll look at everyday products that come from natural resources, and see actual examples of renewable resources that are the future! F...read more

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Big Blocks for Little Kids
10:30a.m.
 Big Blocks for Little Kids
Friday, Aug. 9, 10:30a.m.Big Blocks for Littl
What goes better with little kids than big blocks?!Big Blocks for Little Kids is a fun free-time drop-in for your little ones!Join us on Friday mornings at 10:30am No Registration Required!
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Story Party!
10:30 a.m.
 Story Party!
Saturday, Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m.Story Party!
Kids of all ages are invited to a celebration featuring books, songs, and parachute games! Each young guest receives a party hat and small favor! Drop in!
The Chronicles of Yarnia Knitting & Crocheting Group
11 a.m.
The Chronicles of Yarnia Knitting & Crocheting Group
Saturday, Aug. 10The Chronicles of Ya
Calling all Knitters and Crocheters, 18 yrs+Do you love knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, or embroidery?Join our fiber crafting group every Saturday morning @11:00am! Sit back and relax while you craft and chat among friends!No Registration Required!
Share-a-Story Club!
11:30 a.m.
 Share-a-Story Club!
Saturday, Aug. 10Share-a-Story Club!
Listen to Ms. Marissa share a fiction or nonfiction book as you read along in a library copy. Then, it’s your turn to share! Bring along a Mystery Item in a closed bag from home. Give the group three clues so we can try to guess what you have. Can you stump us?Plus, participate in a fun activi...read more
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Baby Bounce!
10:30am
 Baby Bounce!
Monday, Aug. 12, 10:30amBaby Bounce!
Fun interactive winter program with books, rhymes, and songs for babies birth-24months and their caregivers! No Registration Needed!
Game Club!
3:30-5:30pm
 Game Club!
Monday, Aug. 12, 3:30-5:30pm
Our casual, drop-in game club!Mondays from 3:30pm-5:30pm! (Summer Hours)Time slot exlcusively for young gamers ages 6-16yrs!No Registration Required!Please call for more info: (203) 729-4591 ext. 5 
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Toddler Storytime (Ages 2 - 5) --
10:30am
Toddler Storytime (Ages 2 - 5) --
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 10:30am
This program is on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 10:30amJoin us while we read, sing, and count our way through Summer!Our session is followed by a free-play session with toys that build fine-motor skills and eye-hand coordination!
My Mini Life: Chip Bag Squishy with Miss Shianne
3:30pm
My Mini Life: Chip Bag Squishy with Miss Shianne
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 3:30pm
Tuesday, August 13th at 3:30pm.Ages 8 and up.We're going to recycle snack bags into stress reducing squishies!Friends ages 8yrs and up are invited to join us as we learn how to make different mini crafts.Attend at least 5 sessions to create and collect small decor you can add to your ownmini tab...read more

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Crafternoon (Ages 5+)
 Crafternoon (Ages 5+)
Wednesday, Aug. 14
Wednesdays at 4:00pm.Ages 5 and up.Join in on the crafty fun by making a new craft each week inspired by recycling and upcycling!
Toddler Art Zone (Ages 2-4)
10:30am
 Toddler Art Zone (Ages 2-4)
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 10:30am
Wednesdays at 10:30am.Ages 2 to 4 years old.Join us for this fun drop-in arys and crafts program where we're not afraid to make a mess!A new craft every week.
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Toddler Play Date (Ages 1-4)
10:30am
 Toddler Play Date (Ages 1-4)
Thursday, Aug. 15, 10:30am
On Thursday mornings the Children's Department transforms into a fun play zone with toys only available during this special community play time.Please make sure your child keeps thier shoes on and does not run while in the library. Thank you!
Teen Time: Zippie Chip Bag (Ages 11+)
3:30pm
Teen Time: Zippie Chip Bag (Ages 11+)
Thursday, Aug. 15, 3:30pm
Thursday, August 15th at 3:30pm.Ages 11 and up.PLEASE REGISTER.Have you ever wanted to turn your favorite snack food into a stylish accesory?Now is your chance!

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Super Hero Training Fun Session w/JumpBunch @10:15am (Ages 2-5yrs)
10:15am
Super Hero Training Fun Session w/JumpBunch @10:15am (Ages 2-5yrs)
Friday, Aug. 16, 10:15am
Train like a Super Hero! Friends ages 2-5yrs with a caregiver are invited to join in on this fun Super Hero themed exercise program!JumpBunch provides great exercise, but in a structured format that introduces a wide variety of sports, builds coordination, balance, and confidence. It's amaz...read more

Big Blocks for Little Kids
10:30a.m.
 Big Blocks for Little Kids
Friday, Aug. 16, 10:30a.m.Big Blocks for Littl
What goes better with little kids than big blocks?!Big Blocks for Little Kids is a fun free-time drop-in for your little ones!Join us on Friday mornings at 10:30am No Registration Required!
Super Hero Training Fun Session w/JumpBunch @11:15am (Ages 6-8yrs)
11:15am
Super Hero Training Fun Session w/JumpBunch @11:15am (Ages 6-8yrs)
Friday, Aug. 16, 11:15am
Train like a Super Hero! Friend are invited to join in on this funOlympic themed exercise program! Session II is for friends ages 6-8yrs!JumpBunch provides great exercise, but in a structured format that introduces a wide variety of sports, builds coordination, balance, and confidence. It's...read more

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Story Party!
10:30 a.m.
 Story Party!
Saturday, Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m.Story Party!
Kids of all ages are invited to a celebration featuring books, songs, and parachute games! Each young guest receives a party hat and small favor! Drop in!
The Chronicles of Yarnia Knitting & Crocheting Group
11 a.m.
The Chronicles of Yarnia Knitting & Crocheting Group
Saturday, Aug. 17The Chronicles of Ya
Calling all Knitters and Crocheters, 18 yrs+Do you love knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, or embroidery?Join our fiber crafting group every Saturday morning @11:00am! Sit back and relax while you craft and chat among friends!No Registration Required!
Share-a-Story Club!
11:30 a.m.
 Share-a-Story Club!
Saturday, Aug. 17Share-a-Story Club!
Listen to Ms. Marissa share a fiction or nonfiction book as you read along in a library copy. Then, it’s your turn to share! Bring along a Mystery Item in a closed bag from home. Give the group three clues so we can try to guess what you have. Can you stump us?Plus, participate in a fun activi...read more
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Career Coach: Interview Success
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Career Coach: Interview Success
Monday, Aug. 19, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmCareer Coach: Interv
Career Coach is run by the American Job Center
Baby Bounce!
10:30am
 Baby Bounce!
Monday, Aug. 19, 10:30amBaby Bounce!
Fun interactive winter program with books, rhymes, and songs for babies birth-24months and their caregivers! No Registration Needed!
Career Coach: Interview Success
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 Career Coach: Interview Success
Monday, Aug. 19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmCareer Coach: Interv
Career Coach is run by the American Job Center
Game Club!
3:30-5:30pm
 Game Club!
Monday, Aug. 19, 3:30-5:30pm
Our casual, drop-in game club!Mondays from 3:30pm-5:30pm! (Summer Hours)Time slot exlcusively for young gamers ages 6-16yrs!No Registration Required!Please call for more info: (203) 729-4591 ext. 5 
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Let’s Dance (Ages 2 - 5) ---
10:30am
Let’s Dance (Ages 2 - 5) ---
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 10:30am
This program is on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 10:30am.Children and thier caregivers will jump, shake, and play instruments at this group dance program where fun and movement is the focus.This is more than just fun, little ones will gain skills in listening, patience, and confidence...read more
My Mini Life: Birds with Miss Diana
3:30pm
My Mini Life: Birds with Miss Diana
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 3:30pm
Tuesday, August 20th at 3:30pm.Ages 8 and up.With recyclable materials we'll make cute little birds.Friends ages 8yrs and up are invited to join us as we learn how to make different mini crafts.Attend at least 5 sessions to create and collect small decor you can add to your ownmini table-top she...read more

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Crafternoon (Ages 5+)
 Crafternoon (Ages 5+)
Wednesday, Aug. 21
Wednesdays at 4:00pm.Ages 5 and up.Join in on the crafty fun by making a new craft each week inspired by recycling and upcycling!
Toddler Art Zone (Ages 2-4)
10:30am
 Toddler Art Zone (Ages 2-4)
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 10:30am
Wednesdays at 10:30am.Ages 2 to 4 years old.Join us for this fun drop-in arys and crafts program where we're not afraid to make a mess!A new craft every week.
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Toddler Play Date (Ages 1-4)
10:30am
 Toddler Play Date (Ages 1-4)
Thursday, Aug. 22, 10:30am
On Thursday mornings the Children's Department transforms into a fun play zone with toys only available during this special community play time.Please make sure your child keeps thier shoes on and does not run while in the library. Thank you!
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Big Blocks for Little Kids
10:30a.m.
 Big Blocks for Little Kids
Friday, Aug. 23, 10:30a.m.Big Blocks for Littl
What goes better with little kids than big blocks?!Big Blocks for Little Kids is a fun free-time drop-in for your little ones!Join us on Friday mornings at 10:30am No Registration Required!
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Story Party!
10:30 a.m.
 Story Party!
Saturday, Aug. 24, 10:30 a.m.Story Party!
Kids of all ages are invited to a celebration featuring books, songs, and parachute games! Each young guest receives a party hat and small favor! Drop in!
Impressionist Painting
11:00 am
 Impressionist Painting
Saturday, Aug. 24, 11:00 amImpressionist Painti
Educator Sam Swap will lead students in a hands-on painting class in the style of the CT impressionists who summered at The Griswold Boarding House for Artists. All supplies are provided by the educator.Presented by the Florence Griswold Museum of Old Lyme, CT 

The Chronicles of Yarnia Knitting & Crocheting Group
11 a.m.
The Chronicles of Yarnia Knitting & Crocheting Group
Saturday, Aug. 24The Chronicles of Ya
Calling all Knitters and Crocheters, 18 yrs+Do you love knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, or embroidery?Join our fiber crafting group every Saturday morning @11:00am! Sit back and relax while you craft and chat among friends!No Registration Required!
Share-a-Story Club!
11:30 a.m.
 Share-a-Story Club!
Saturday, Aug. 24Share-a-Story Club!
Listen to Ms. Marissa share a fiction or nonfiction book as you read along in a library copy. Then, it’s your turn to share! Bring along a Mystery Item in a closed bag from home. Give the group three clues so we can try to guess what you have. Can you stump us?Plus, participate in a fun activi...read more
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Game Club!
3:30-5:30pm
 Game Club!
Monday, Aug. 26, 3:30-5:30pm
Our casual, drop-in game club!Mondays from 3:30pm-5:30pm! (Summer Hours)Time slot exlcusively for young gamers ages 6-16yrs!No Registration Required!Please call for more info: (203) 729-4591 ext. 5 
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Story Party!
10:30 a.m.
 Story Party!
Saturday, Aug. 31, 10:30 a.m.Story Party!
Kids of all ages are invited to a celebration featuring books, songs, and parachute games! Each young guest receives a party hat and small favor! Drop in!
The Chronicles of Yarnia Knitting & Crocheting Group
11 a.m.
The Chronicles of Yarnia Knitting & Crocheting Group
Saturday, Aug. 31The Chronicles of Ya
Calling all Knitters and Crocheters, 18 yrs+Do you love knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, or embroidery?Join our fiber crafting group every Saturday morning @11:00am! Sit back and relax while you craft and chat among friends!No Registration Required!
Share-a-Story Club!
11:30 a.m.
 Share-a-Story Club!
Saturday, Aug. 31Share-a-Story Club!
Listen to Ms. Marissa share a fiction or nonfiction book as you read along in a library copy. Then, it’s your turn to share! Bring along a Mystery Item in a closed bag from home. Give the group three clues so we can try to guess what you have. Can you stump us?Plus, participate in a fun activi...read more
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