Events

 

You can now view all of our upcoming virtual programs and register on our Calendar.

Videos will be posted on our Facebook and YouTube Channel (Facebook Live Videos can only be accessed on Facebook)

Upcoming Programs

Special Programs

Silly StoryWalk®

All ages. All day.

From May 17-June 17 we invite you to join the Weston Library on our side lawn for a StoryWalk®. What is a storywalk? StoryWalk® is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s story (a deconstructed book, page by page) along a walking route. StoryWalk® helps build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy activity for both adults and children. Walk through our lawn moving from post to post and page to page to read through a fun springtime story with your child.  At each post, you will find instructions of an action to do to make it more interactive.  At the end, we invite you to enter the library during our open hours (10am-4pm Monday-Saturday) and let a staff member at the desk know that you completed the storywalk. We will issue you a brag tag (of your choice) and a chain.  Each time you complete the storywalk, you can come in and ask for another brag tag to add to your chain (we have over 10 different designs to choose from). See how many you can collect. We ask that you leave us a message in our Storywalk box to let us know how many people in your family visited the walk each time you complete it. This box is located at the front desk and is marked “Storywalk.” We will be featuring the book “Can You Make a Scary Face?” by Jan Thomas This storywalk highlights fun movement and actions for you and your child. You can complete the walk as many times as you would like.  We ask that you continue social distancing if other families are also doing the walk at the same time. The original StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and has developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

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Mondays-Saturdays (when library is open)
For Children and Teens

Grab a craft-to-go bag at the entrance to the children’s room.  Each craft is labeled on the outside with the name and has directions if more than a simple coloring craft.  For all ages. Different crafts each day we are opened Monday-Saturday.

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Turtle Dance Music Presents:

Tik Tok, Beat Making and Music Apps Dance Party  

Thursday, June 24th @ 4:00 PM via Zoom. Ages 10 and Up

Do you like the apps Tik Tok, Instagram, Twitch and YouTube? Do you like Music Apps? Do you want to open up your creativity and dance to your own original beats? Come to the libraries’ Zoom meeting  and check out TikTok, Youtube and Recording Your Own Beats: The Music Technology Show for kids. This exciting and hilarious show demonstrates exciting and innovative music technology that you can use at the library, at school or that you can show off with friends. Your family will be dancing the entire show! By the end of the program you will learn how to create original beats and songs that can be shared online! Register Here.

About: Turtle Dance Music is a children’s music company dedicated to furthering child development through arts-integration, music, and educational entertainment. We spark children’s curiosity and imaginations through interactive, inclusive musical performances that use a wide range of instruments, comedy and music technology. Our sensory-friendly performances are geared for Pre-K, grades K-5 and students on the Autism Spectrum. Our performances are also accessible to parents, teachers and librarians who want to have a great time with their kids and laugh a lot! Turtle Dance Music believes that your kids are capable of doing extraordinary things. ?We Help Kids Come Out Of Their Shells! Our Mission: To further early childhood development and autism intervention through incredible, affordable and fun sensory-friendly shows and assemblies. Our goal is to engage children with important social, emotional and educational topics. We believe that education happens both in and out of the classroom. Every child, regardless of developmental ability or socioeconomic status, should have a right to learn and grow to their fullest potential. Arts-integration in education is a vital tool for expanding young minds and building new, exciting connections between children and the world around them. At Turtle Dance Music, we strive to create a joyful musical experience that supports the teachers, librarians, principals and parents who teach and engage children every day. Our focus is to help the children, as well as the adults, come out of their shells.
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Food Explorers:

Learn to Make No-Churn Ice Cream and Homemade Hot Fudge

Monday, June 14th @ 6:00 PM via Zoom. Ages 5+ and parents.

Join Food Explorers to make No Churn Ice-Cream and Hot Fudge Sauce! You don’t need an ice-cream maker for this recipe, which comes together in a flash. You’ll need the following ingredients: 2 cans sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream (2 cups), chocolate chips, butter and optional vanilla. You will need an electric hand-held or stand mixer. We will send you the zoom link the day of the program. Registration is required. Please register as a family and use one zoom account. Register Here.

Outdoor In-Person Programs (Registration Required):

Outdoor In-person Programs Important Information:
  • All outdoor in-person programs have limited space and registration is required.
  • In case of rain, these programs will be cancelled and not rescheduled unless otherwise noted.
  • As per DPH guidelines, all attendees of outdoor programs over the age of 2, must wear a mask.
  • We will set social distancing guidelines to follow for each program.
  • Parents of anyone under the age of 12, must be outside with their child during the program.
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Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, June 3 @ 4:00 PM. Ages 5+ 

Registration Required. Limited Space. Weather permitting.

We invite you to join us on the library’s side lawn for Outdoor Scavenger Hunt. We will give you a list of items to find outside the library. Those that complete the hunt and find all items will get a reward! Parents are required to stay with children under 12 years of age. Please note: As per DPH, all attendees will be required to wear a mask at this outdoor program, we will set social distance guidelines to follow.  See Department of Public Health Covid Rules. In case of rain, this program will not have a rain date or be rescheduled. The program will be cancelled. Register Here.

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Nursery Rhyme Olympics

Friday, June 4 @ 10:00 AM. Ages Birth-4.

Registration Required. Limited Space. Weather permitting.

We invite you to join us on the library’s side lawn for Nursery Rhyme Olympics. We will read share some familiar Nursery rhymes with children and then complete activities that go with them. This will include light movement by parents and children. Please note: As per DPH, all participants ages 2 and older will be required to wear a mask at this outdoor program, we will set social distance guidelines to follow.  See Department of Public Health Covid Rules. In case of rain, this program will not have a rain date or be rescheduled. The program will be cancelled. Register Here.

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Booknic (WPL’s Summer Book Chats)

WPL’s: The 35 Kid Club

Tuesday, June 15th @ 4:00 PM Grades 3-5. Registration required. Outdoors on Library Side Lawn (weather permitting) via Zoom in case of bad weather. WPL’s : The 35 Kid Club is a book discussion group comprised of children in grades 3-5. Each month we focus on one or two titles that we all read and then meet to discuss. All books are recommended by our book chat participants. We accept new members each month. June Theme is Summer: We will be discussing Spy Camp by Stuart Gibbs. We ask that participants bring one or more other titles with a Summer theme to share with members. If you have not read either of these books and would like to join, please e-mail apetrino@westonct.gov in order to have a copy of the book you want to read for the discussion put on hold for you or go into your library account at westonpubliclibrary.org and place the hold yourself. Please note: As per DPH, all participants will be required to wear a mask at this outdoor program, we will set social distance guidelines to follow.  See Department of Public Health Covid Rules. In case of rain, this program will be run via Zoom. For those not yet comfortable being in person, we can send out a Zoom link for you to join us virtually.  Register Here.

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Booknic (WPL’s Summer Book Chats)

WPL’s Genius Bookworms

Tuesday, June 22 @ 4:00 PM for grades 4-6. Registration required.

Outdoors on Library Side Lawn (weather permitting) via Zoom in case of bad weather. This book chat is comprised of children in grades 4-6. Each month we select one or two titles that we read and then meet to discuss. June Theme is Summer: We ask that participants bring a Summer Reading Recommendation to share with the group. Please note: As per DPH, all participants will be required to wear a mask at this outdoor program, we will set social distance guidelines to follow.  See Department of Public Health Covid Rules. In case of rain, this program will be run via Zoom. For those not yet comfortable being in person, we can send out a Zoom link for you to join us virtually.  Register Here.

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Watercolor Ice Painting

Wednesday, June 16 @ 10:00 AM. Ages Birth-8.

Registration Required. Limited Space. Weather permitting. We invite you to join us on the library’s side lawn for Watercolor Ice Painting. That’s right we will be painting with ice cubes! Parents are required to stay with children. Please note: As per DPH, all participants ages 2 and older will be required to wear a mask at this outdoor program, we will set social distance guidelines to follow.  See Department of Public Health Covid Rules. In case of rain, this program will not have a rain date or be rescheduled. The program will be cancelled. Register Here.

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Father’s Day Craft

Session 1: Friday, June 18 @ 10:00 AM. Ages Birth-4.

Registration Required. Limited Space. Weather permitting. Register Here.

Session 2: Friday, June 18 @ 4:00 PM. Ages 5 and up.  Registration Required. Limited Space. Weather permitting. Register Here. We invite you to join us on the library’s side lawn to make a Father’s Day Craft to give to a special father figure in your life this Father’s Day. Please note: As per DPH, all participants ages 2 and older will be required to wear a mask at this outdoor program, we will set social distance guidelines to follow.  See Department of Public Health Covid Rules. In case of rain, this program will not have a rain date or be rescheduled. The program will be cancelled.

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Summer Storytime Outdoors

Monday, June 21 @ 10:00 AM. Ages Birth-4. Registration Required. Limited Space. Weather permitting.

We invite you to join us on the library’s side lawn for Storytime. We will read summer themed stories and sing songs together. We will be setting up hula hoops for families to social distance. If you prefer, you can bring a picnic blanket to sit on. Please note: As per DPH, all participants ages 2 and older will be required to wear a mask at this outdoor program, we will set social distance guidelines to follow.  See Department of Public Health Covid Rules. In case of rain, this program will not have a rain date or be rescheduled. The program will be cancelled. Register Here.

Facebook LIVE Programs:

Summer Reading Recommendations

Friday, June 11 @ 4:00 PM Facebook LIVE: Ages birth to Grade 5

Friday, June 25th @ 4:00 PM Facebook LIVE: Grades 6-12.

Miss Alessandra will be giving Summer Reading Recommendations for ages birth-Grade 5 on June 11th and for Grades 6-12 on June 25th via Facebook LIVE.

ZOOM LIVE EVENTS:

Registration required on calendar

Spring STEM: Static Electricity Butterfly

Thursday, June 10 @ 4:00 PM via Zoom.

Those in grades K-6 can register to get a STEM kit.  We ask that you then join us on our zoom event on Thursday, June 10 @ 4:00 PM as we guide you through the step-by-step instructions on how to make your project.. Only register for a kit if you plan to come to the zoom interactive portion of this program. Registration required. Pick-up of materials will be the week of June 7-10 during our open hours in the library vestibule. Register Here.



Spring STEM: Build a Robot Hand

Thursday, June 17 @ 4:00 PM via Zoom.

Those in grades K-6 can register to get a STEM kit.  We ask that you then join us on our zoom event on Thursday, June 17 @ 4:00 PM as we guide you through the step-by-step instructions on how to make your project.. Only register for a kit if you plan to come to the zoom interactive portion of this program. Registration required. Pick-up of materials will be the week of June 14-17 during our open hours in the library vestibule. Register Here.

Program for High School Juniors: Creating a Compelling College Application

Via Zoom: June 15, 16 & 23 @ 7:00 PM. All sessions are the same. Register on the date you wish to attend.

June 15 Register Here.

June 16 Register Here.

June 23 Register Here.

Description: For High School Juniors and their Parents. We will cover the college application process including current admissions trends, strategies for applying, writing the personal statement essay and supplemental essays, teacher recommendations, suggestions for how juniors can use their time productively this summer and how students can position themselves to increase their chances for admission. This program is a detailed and strategic overview of what students should focus on to make their college applications compelling. The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC. (www.standoutforcollege.com) You will receive the link to the zoom event the day of the program after 12PM. Please register on the date you wish to attend. 

Recorded Programs:

Recordings posted here at their specific times, on Facebook and on our YouTube Channel.

Storytime With Miss Laura Pre-recorded Videos

Tuesdays, June 1, 8, 15 & 22

10:00 AM Posted Recording. For ages birth-8

Watch Miss Laura read stories and sing songs and join along at your own leisure.

Craft Time @ Home Videos

Wednesdays, June 2, 9, 16 & 23.

3:30 PM Posted Recording. For Ages 3+

Follow Miss Laura as she guides you through making a craft using household items. Please note: we do not provide the materials for these crafts.

6/2 – Paper Hot Air Balloon – Materials: colorful cardstock or construction paper, paper roll, twine or yarn, glue, pencil, scissors, markers
 
6/9 –  Egg Carton Coral Reef – Materials: egg carton, tissue paper in range of colors, small elastics, pipe cleaners, printer paper, markers or crayons, glue stick, scissors, battery-powered tea lights (optional)
 
6/16 – Super Hero Dad – Materials: chocolate bar, colored cardstock or construction paper, yarn for hair (optional), markers or crayons, scissors, tape, glue
 
6/23 –  Paper Hedgehog – Materials: brown or different colored construction paper, beige or tan construction paper, black marker, scissors, glue, pencil.
 

SAVE THE DATE!

Summer Library Adventures

SUMMER LIBRARY ADVENTURES IS COMING!

Our summer program this year is Summer Library Adventures: Tails and Tales- Read, Do, Go! Summer Library Adventures Registration will begin on June 7th. For more information and to register for head to our Summer Library Adventures Information Page.

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Summer Library Adventures Kick-Off Event!

June 28th @ 4:00 PM

Summer Library Adventures Kick-Off Event Featuring: Alex Thomas and Friends’ Dewey the Dragon Puppet Show paired with a Stuff-A-Bear Event Monday, June 28th at 4:00 PM via ZOOM.  Join us for our summer library adventures kick off event of a special puppet show.  We will be pairing this event with a Stuff-A-Bear (important information below). This event will take place via ZOOM. Only those that register for our Summer Library Adventures program will be eligible to register for this kick-off event and purchase a bear kit. Limited supplies.

  • To register for Summer Library Adventures and be eligible for this special kick-off event REGISTER HERE beginning June 7th. More information on Summer Library Adventures HERE.
  • To register for this event you must come in-person to the Weston Public Library during these hours 10am-4pm Monday-Friday. You must attend the virtual ZOOM session on June 28th in order to be eligible for a bear kit at the cost of $5.00 per child (1 animal per child) and you must be registered for our Summer Library Adventures program. We will check this when you come to pay your deposit of $5.00 CASH only (must be exact change). Once registration in Summer Library Adventures is confirmed and deposit is complete, we will allow you to select your animal. Animal kit pickup will be the week prior to the event during all open hours (June 21-26 and June 28th before 3pm).

Day of the event: You will get a link to the zoom session sent to your e-mail provided at in-person registration. To start the program we will instruct you on how to make your stuff-a-bear with the kit picked up from the library. We will then enjoy Dewey the Dragon’s Puppet Show presented by Alex Thomas and Friends. Questions? Contact Alessandra Petrino at apetrino@westonct.gov.   This Summer Library Adventures Kick-Off Event is made possible by funding from the Weston Public Library Board of Trustees.

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Special Performers and Events

Our programs with special performers are made possible by the Funding and Support of the Friends of the Weston Library. All of these special performers events will take place via ZOOM.

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Cartooning with Rick Stromoski:
Let’s Draw Animals
Registration required online.

Learn to draw cartoon animals with award-winning cartoonist Rick Stromoski. Kids will learn to draw a variety of our furry, hoofed and feathered friends in this FUN and INTERACTIVE library program.

When:                  Tuesday, July 6 @ 3:00 PM

Where:                 ZOOM

Ages:                    Grades K and up

 

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Food Explorers
Registration required online separately for each session.

Join Food Explorers as they lead you through step-by-step instructions in live time on how to make recipes. Ingredient lists are available online at registration. No kit is provided for these food programs. Session 1: Learn to Make Blueberry Pie: Animal themed When:  Thursday, July 15 @ 4:30 PM       Session 2: Learn to Make Homemade Pizza: Animal themed When: Thursday, August 12 @ 4:30 PM         Where: ZOOM Ages: All ages with parent assistance.

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Turtle Dance Music: Music, Bubble and Dance Party
Registration required online separately for each session.

Session 1: Tails and Tales When: Monday, July 19 @ 11:00 AM Where: ZOOM Ages: Recommended for ages 1-8 Flap your wings, jump up and down like five little monkeys jumping on the bed and roar like a polar bear! This performance celebrates famous children’s stories and songs about animals including a few written by adults on the autism spectrum! The show will also celebrate biodiversity – the more wild our planet is the healthier it is! Kids will dance, sing, laugh, use their imaginations and connect with new friends.   Session 2: Why Ecosystems Rock When: Wednesday, August 4 @ 11:00 AM Where: ZOOM Ages: Recommended for ages 1-8 This exciting program about biodiversity, biomes, and the food web encourages a love of both science and nature. Why Ecosystems Rock  engages kids with songs, comedy, and music technology. Each song in the show is accompanied by interactive cues designed to help kids dance, sing, have fun, and learn why ecosystems are so critically important for our future.

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Connecticut Humane Society:
Animal Education
Registration required online separately for each session.

Session 1: Beyond the Breed: Exploring Dog DNA When: Monday, July 19 @ 4:00 PM Where: ZOOM Ages: Recommended for ages 8+ Have you ever looked at your mixed-breed pup and wondered what breeds make up his or her DNA? This free online workshop by the Connecticut Humane Society will provide dog owners with a basic understanding of canine genetics. Owners will gain the skills needed to begin identifying dog breeds based on their physical appearance, a background in canine evolution, and a basic understanding of canine genetics.   Session 2: Boredom Busters for Families When: Wednesday, July 28 @ 4:00 PM Where: ZOOM Ages: Recommended for ages 5+ Preventing pet boredom is important for physical and mental health. Without enough activity, boredom can quickly turn into undesirable—and sometimes destructive—behavior in your home. The virtual workshop will present ideas for dogs, cats, rabbits and other small pets to keep them active, happy and healthy—using things you can find around your home! From snuffle mats to pet piñatas, potted cat grass to braided rope toys, there’s something for everyone. Following the discussion about behavior and enrichment, there will be a Q & A with attendees. Session 3: Pet Savvy Citizens When: Thursday, August 5 @ 4:00 PM Where: ZOOM Ages: Recommended for ages 5+ Whether you are looking for new ways to interact with pets or you want to learn how to be safe when meeting new dogs and cats, this interactive program is for you! During this free workshop you and your family will learn all about the benefits of pet ownership and interaction, how to get involved with pets and the important components of pet safety.

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Animal Embassy:
A Tale of Two Tails
Registration required online.

When: Tuesday, August 10 @ 4:00 PM Where: ZOOM Ages: All Ages Here on “Flying Pig Farm” it often feels like we live in a fairy tale. We have real life dwarfs, giants, and dragons, a turtle that catches fish with his tongue, an all-white peacock named Taj Mahal, and many other rare and beautiful creatures. Our rescued/adopted animal ambassadors come to us with their own tales and many of them also have their own tails. Some of our animals use their tails as fly swatters, some use them to hold on tight, others use their tails to keep them warm at night. Some of our animals start off life with a tail and then lose it; others can regenerate one that has been lost. Join us as some of our unique creature assist as we tell you the tale of Animal Embassy and our many tails.  

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The Magic of Scott Jameson
Registration required online.

When:  Wednesday, August 11 @4:00 PM Where: ZOOM and Video Ages:     All ages Watch amazing magic tricks!  Learn to Juggle! Discover how to make objects disappear!  Travel halfway around the world for a magic show with Buddhist monks!  Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson for a video performance and workshop unlike any other.

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Extraordinary Variety Show
presented by Steve Corning
Registration required online.

When:  Monday, August 16 @4:00 PM Where: ZOOM and Video Ages:     All ages Steve Corning, known professionally as Showtime Steve will present a variety show of ultimate proportions, featuring fast-paced juggling routines, mind-blowing escape artistry, comedy magic, contortion, balancing, LED light manipulation, and nearly endless amazing stunts, all mixed with a hearty dose of off-the-cuff comedy.

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Summer Virtual Programs

Our in-house virtual programs consists of videos posted to our website, YouTube channel and Facebook Page, as well as programs run through ZOOM.

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Oliver’s Animal Adventures
Posted Saturdays @ 10:30 AM
Virtual Program-Video Recording
Ages birth-5, No registration,
access video on our Website, or Facebook Page

Join Alex Thomas & Friends in this animal exploration. Each week we will roll-out a new 5-10 minute video from Oliver’s Animal Adventures on Saturdays. The videos will be available for viewing for 1 week until the next installment. Learn about animals from all over the world! Episodes released: 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31    

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Animal Tales Storytime
Posted Tuesdays @ 11:00 AM,
Virtual Program-Video Recording.
All Ages. No registration, access video on our Website, FB page or YouTube Channel

Each week you can join Miss Laura (virtually through a recorded video) for stories and songs about different animals to go with that weekly theme.

  • June 29: Dinosaur Stories
  • July 6: Spider Stories
  • July 13: Hedgehog Stories
  • July 20: Elephant Stories
  • July 27: Cat Stories
  • August 3: Backyard Bird Stories
  • August 10: Hero Dog Stories
  • August 17: Whale Stories
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Book BINGO
Fridays @ 10:30-AM All Ages
Virtual Program-via ZOOM
Registration Required Online
Dates: 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20

Our Book BINGO is back! This summer we will meet on ZOOM as you play BINGO at home for a chance to win prizes, including everyone’s favorite books! Register online and pick up your BINGO card and chips (reusable all summer) at the library to play. Pickup your winnings at the Weston Public Library.  

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Summer Outdoor Programs

Our outdoor programs will take place on the library’s side lawn, weather-permitting. If in cases of rain, we will e-mail those registered to let you know if the event has been cancelled. Please note: As per DPH, all attendees will be required to wear a mask at this outdoor program, we will set social distance guidelines to follow.  See Department of Public Health Covid Rules.

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Mini Makers
Mondays @ 10:30 AM
Outdoor In-person, Weather permitting Ages birth-8
Registration Required Online.

Children ages birth-8 are invited to come and make something spectacular based on the  weekly theme. *This is an outdoor program, in cases of rain, the program will be cancelled.

  • June 28: Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils
  • July 12: Animal Terrariums
  • July 26: DIY Pet Toys
  • August 2: Old MacDonald Puppets
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Messy Make and Play
Mondays @ 4:00 PM
Outdoor In-Person, Weather permitting
Recommended for Ages 5+
Registration Required Online.

Join us for this outdoor messy play. Each week we will have a new messy project for you to try out. *This is an outdoor program, in cases of rain, the program will be cancelled.

  • July 12: Splatter Painting
  • July 26: Tie-Dye
  • August 2: Shaving Cream Art
  • August 9: Pudding Pictionary
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Booknics (Summer Book Chats)
Tuesdays @ 4:00 PM
Outdoor In Person, Weather permitting
*Virtual via Zoom if rain
Registration Required Online.

Join us in reading and discussing a book together or books on the same theme at one of our Booknics! You can pick up titles at the Library by requesting with Miss Alessandra. There will also be small snacks for in-person meetings. E-mail apetrino@westonct.gov if you need a copy of the book. *This program will take place via zoom in cases of rain.

  • June 29: Nutmeg Nominee-InvestiGATORS by Green
  • July 13: Nutmeg Nominee– COG by Van Eekhout
  • July 20: WPL’s The 35 Kid Club– Belly Up by Gibbs
  • July 27: WPL’s Genius Bookworms– Animal themed
  • August 3: Nutmeg Nominee– Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation by Gibbs
  • August 17: WPL’s The 35 Kid Club– Squirm by Hiaasen
  • August 18 (Wednesday): WPL’s Genius Bookworms– The Terrible Two Get Worse by Barnett
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Tails and Tales Around the World Storytime
Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM,
Outdoor In-person, Weather Permitting, All Ages
Registration Required Online.

Join us each week for stories, songs and small  activities as we travel the world to each continent to learn about stories that take place there and animals that are seen there. We will give you a passport that you will get stamped for each continent you travel to. Submit passport for prizes. *This is an outdoor program, in cases of rain, the program will be cancelled.

  • June 30: North America
  • July 7: Asia
  • July 14: Europe
  • July 21: Australia
  • July 28: South America
  • August 11: Antarctica
  • August 18: Africa
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Craftzilla: Messy Crafts
Wednesdays @ 5:00 PM,
Outdoor In-person, Weather permitting, Ages 5+
Registration Required Online

Join us for an outdoor crafting program each week that may be a little messier than the crafts you might be doing at home. *This is an outdoor program, in cases of rain, the program will be cancelled.

  • July 7: DIY Marbled Paper
  • July 14: Resist Watercolor Animals
  • July 21: Pet Rocks
  • August 4: Flower and Leaf Printing
  • August 18: Ocean Sand Art
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Toddler Adventures Storytime
Thursdays @ 10:30 AM
Outdoor In-person, Weather Permitting, Ages birth-5
Registration Required Online

Join us for themed storytimes with books, songs and movement.  We may also include easy crafts and take-home activities. *This is an outdoor program, in cases of rain, the program will be cancelled.

  • July 1: Dinosaurs and Dragons
  • July 8: Bookish Beasts and Bugs
  • July 15: The Wild Side (Wild Animals)
  • July 22: Dr. Dolittle and Friends (Zoo Animals)
  • July 29: No Place Like Home (Pets)
  • August 5:  Read, Connect, Protect (Farm Animals)
  • August 12: Amazing Creatures (Baby Animals and Hero Animals)
  • August 19: Sea Life and Creatures
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Exploring Animal Science
Thursdays @ 4:00 PM,
Outdoor In-person, Weather Permitting,Ages 5+
Registration Required Online.

Join us in exploring animals and science. Each week we will be conducting different science experiments and projects to learn more about that week’s topic. *This is an outdoor program, in cases of rain, the program will be cancelled.

  • July 1: Dinosaurs– Fossil Exploration
  • July 8: Bugs– Insect Parts Exploration
  • July 22: Zoo Animals– Owl Pellet Dissection
  • July 29: Pets & Farm Animals– Which animals can be pets?Exploration.
  • August 19: Sea Creatures– How do they live in water? Exploration.
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Life-Size Gaming
Fridays @ 4:00 PM
Outdoor In-person, Weather Permitting, Ages 5+
Registration Required Online
Dates: 7/2, 7/9, 7/ 16, 7/ 23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20

Join us on our side lawn for lawn games like corn-hole, ring-toss, and can jam.  Then experience one of our life-size games such as Life-size Chess, Life-size Jenga, Life-size Scrabble, or Life-size Memory. Each week you will have a chance to try out different games from the week before.  

Ongoing Virtual Programming

2021 Nutmeg Book Award Information: May 1, 2021-April 30, 2022 we invite CT Youth to read the Nutmeg Book Award Nominees which will then be voted on in April of 2022. Find more information about the Nutmeg Book Award on our NUTMEG BOOK AWARD PAGE. We will announce the winners of the 2021 award on May 15th.

1000  Books Before Kindergarten: Even though we aren’t opened, doesn’t mean your child can’t continue on their 1000 books before kindergarten challenge.  Just keep track of the books they are reading and collect all the fun prizes when we reopen.  More information on the program can be found HERE.