Virtual 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)

Special Event

Seven Clues to Home Scavenger Hunt Around Town and

LIVE Zoom Reading with Author, Nora Raleigh Baskin

Hunt from June 2-June 9,

Submit Your Answer by June 9 at NOON

ZOOM with Nora Baskin June 9 @ 3:30.

Join us for a week-long scavenger hunt around the town of Weston that you can do from your car or walking on foot beginning June 2 and ending June 9. Using Nora Baskin’s new book cover for Seven Clues to Home and a PDF of our very own seven clues that we will post here, you can set off to find the photos that need to be pieced together.  If you find all Seven photos, a special message will be revealed.  Send your guess for this message to apetrino@westonct.gov.  If you figured out the clues and got the message correct, you will be entered to win a SIGNED copy of Seven Clues to Home by Nora Raleigh Baskin and Gae Polisner. On June 9th at 3:30 PM, Nora Baskin herself, will call out the 5 WINNERS LIVE on ZOOM before doing a reading from the brand new book. Registration required through our calendar.  You will receive a link to the zoom session the day of that event.  Make sure to check back here on June 2 for the PDF of our Seven Clues, with rules and the cover of Seven Clues to Home to get you started on this adventure.

Seven Clues to Home Weston Scavenger Hunt PDF CLICK HERE

Ongoing Virtual Programming

2021 Nutmeg Book Award Information: May 1, 2020-April 30, 2021 we invite CT Youth to read the Nutmeg Book Award Nominees which will then be voted on in April of 2021. Videos about the 2021 nominees, where you can access digital copies, and information on voting can be found on our NUTMEG BOOK AWARD PAGE. Congratulations to our Nutmeg Book Award 2020 Winners for all four levels: Elementary: A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold Intermediate: Ban This Book by Alan Gratz Middle School: Posted by John David Anderson High School: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Mascot Survey-Update Round 3: Final Round: CLICK HERE It is that time of year again where we need your help in choosing our next Library Mascot (Puppet) to join our team.  We have Dewey the Cat, Penelope the Bunny, and Storm the Wolf.  Who will be next? Click the link to take our online survey and help us pick our new friend! This is the survey for Round 3- the Final Round.

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.

Upcoming Virtual Programming

LIVE on Facebook:

Storytime LIVE on Facebook

Times and postings will be announced in advance here and on Facebook, these recordings will be available online through the time we are closed to the public. You can access previous LIVE storytimes in our Facebook video archive.

  • Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 @ 10:00 AM

Chapter Book Read-a-loud Thursdays @ NOON Each week we will read 2 more chapters of Dan Gutman’s Flashback Four series book 1, The Lincoln Project (available for download on HOOPLA).  You can watch previous week’s readings on our Facebook Archive.

  • Thursday, June 4th: Chapter 20
  • Thursday, June 11th: Chapter 21
  • Thursday, June 18th: Facts or Fiction

Family Challenges:

Lego Challenge: Posted Tuesdays at NOON. It’s easy! We give you challenge of making something with your LEGOs, you make it and send us a picture via our Facebook page or e-mail it to apetrino@westonct.gov.  We will compile all the LEGO challenges sent to us on our social media platforms.

  • March 24th: 20 BLUE LEGOS only
  • March 31st: Using at least 3 DIFFERENT colors and at least 30 LEGO pieces- Build Your Bedroom
  • April 7th: Using at least 10 LEGOS, build your favorite book character.
  • April 14th: Using as many different color LEGOs as you have available, create a colorful animal and name it.
  • April 21st: To celebrate Earth Day, this week we ask that you recreate a scene in nature with your LEGOs
  • April 28th: Build a Monster as Tall as you can with your LEGOs
  • May 5th: Since Yesterday was Star Wars Day (May 4th), build something Star Wars related with your LEGO’s this week
  • May 12th: Today create a flying object (this could be real-birds, insects, planes, helicopter or these could be imaginary-flying vehicles, mythical creatures).
  • May 19th: Create a vehicle, ie: cars, trucks, planes, UFO’s, trains, boats.
  • May 26th: Build a Restaurant.  What type of restaurant is it? What kinds of food will they serve? Burgers? Tacos? Ice Cream?
  • June 2nd: Build a Summer Beach Scene

Photo Challenge:Posted Wednesdays at NOON. It’s easy! We post what type of photo we are looking for and you take the photo and send it to us via Facebook or e-mail it to apetrino@westonct.gov.  We will compile all of the photos we get and make a video when we reopen. Can you complete all the photo challenges?

  • March 25th: Take a picture of you reading with an animal (Stuffed or living)
  • April 1st: Take a picture of flowers inside your home or in your front or back yards
  • April 8th: Take a picture of something fun you are doing at home or outside.
  • April 15th: It is a beautiful day today, go outside and find a cloud to take a picture of. Let us know what you see in the cloud or what shape it reminds you of.
  • April 22nd: Go outside and take a picture of a bird or birdhouse in or around your yard.
  • April 29th: To end Poetry Month: Take a picture of something that inspires you to write a poem- write the poem about that picture.
  • May 6th: May is Get Caught Reading Month, take a picture of someone in your family reading this week.
  • May 13th: I’m hearing lots of springtime sounds from outside: birds, lawn-mowers, dogs barking. Today, your challenge is to take a picture of something that makes a sound so that we can all imagine hearing it.
  • May 20th: Some families opened their pools this week-Take a picture of a body of water: lake, pond, stream, river, pool.
  • May 27th: Take a photo of a place you like to sit outside. Is it a hammock? Next to your pool? Where is your favorite sitting spot?
  • May 3rd: Food! Take a photo of something you have baked/cooked and enjoyed this week.

Upcoming Recorded Videos:

Maker Mondays (using recycled household products): Posted Mondays on YouTube Channel and Facebook (look here on our website or in the video description for a list of what we will be using to prepare in advance):

  • Monday, June 1st: Paper Cup Parachute
    • Paper cup
    • Coffee Filter
    • String (thin and light)
    • Scissors
    • Construction Paper
  • Monday, June 8th:Straw Paddle Boat
    • Shallow Container Filled with Water
    • 2 plastic/paper straws or 2 pencils
    • 3 large rubber bands
    • Thick Cardboard
    • Scissors
  • Monday, June 15th:Cardboard Box Table Soccer
    • Lid of Cardboard Box
    • Green Paper
    • 4 straws
    • Markers or Masking Tape
    • Scissors
    • Cotton or Puff Ball
    • Glue
  • Monday, June 22nd: Paper Tube Ball and Cup Game
    • Toilet Paper Tube
    • Markers/Crayons/Paint
    • Construction Paper or Styrofoam Ball
    • String
    • Scissors
    • Glue

Crafts: Posted Wednesdays on YouTube Channel and Facebook (look here on our website or in the video description for a list of supplies we will be using to prepare in advance):

  • Wednesday, June 3rd: Bottle Cap Bees
  • Wednesday, June 10th: Paper Plate Sailboat
    • Paper Plate
    • Stapler
    • Popsicle Stick or Wooden Dowel
    • Toilet Paper Roll
    • Paper
    • Poster
    • Acrylic or Tempera Paint and Paintbrush
    • Glue
    • Scissors
    • Crayons or Markers
    • Optional: Stickers, Buttons, Embellishments, Newspaper to dry on
  • Wednesday, June 17th: Paper Spinner
    • Twine, Yarn, or String
    • Cardboard Circles
    • Marker
    • Pencil
    • Scissors
    • Glue Stick
    • Paper Circles
    • Jar or Bowl to Trace
  • Wednesday, June 24th: Paper Roll Fireflies
    • Toilet Paper Roll
    • Black Construction Paper
    • White, Yellow, Pink or Blue Printer Paper
    • Black Pipe Cleaners
    • Scissors
    • Tape
    • Glue
    • Googly Eyes
    • Light Source

Digital/Downloadable Book Recommendations: Video Posted Fridays at NOON Miss Alessandra will give a few of her favorite book recommendations for different age groups and let you know where you can still access them while the library is closed.

  • Friday, May 29 Recording
  • Friday, June 5 Recording
  • Friday, June 11 LIVE on Facebook at 11:00 AM Print and Digital
  • Friday, June 18 LIVE on Facebook at 11:00 AM Print and Digital

ZOOM LIVE EVENTS:

Registration required on calendar

LEGO Club

 Registration required through calendar

Thursday, June 11 @ 3:30 PM

Have you built something really awesome with LEGOs?  Have you completed any of our LEGO challenges?  Do you need more ideas of what to build with LEGOs? Come and share your ideas and creations!  Grades K-8 Registration required. This will be a Zoom virtual event.  The link to get into the zoom session will be emailed to you the week of the program.

Pokemon Club

Registration required through calendar

Thursday, June 18 @ 3:30 PM

Those ages 5+ can join us for a Pokemon Discussion.  Share your favorite Pokemon, Pokemon Games, Pokemon Videos.  Have you caught a rare Pokemon? Let us see it! Registration required. This will be a Zoom virtual event.  The link to get into the zoom session will be emailed to you the day of the program.

Special Summer Performances

Magnificent Monster Circus with CactusHead Puppets

Monday, June 29 @ 4:30 PM

Join us LIVE via ZOOM with CactusHead Puppets as they present a Circus like no other. Join in as the Monster’s Caretaker guides you through the world of Monsters. Enjoy the Thrills of the Clarissa the Crested Cannon! Experience the Chills of Eustace the Uni-Browed, Uni-cycling, Uni-monster as he tackles the Sinister Snake Slack rope! All this and more in The Magnificent Monster Circus!

For All Ages. Registration required by family.  You must have a computer/laptop/tablet with ZOOM capability to watch.  You will receive the zoom link the day of the event if you are registered.

Sing, Laugh and Learn with Mr. Joe

Wednesday, July 15 @ 4:00 PM

Join us LIVE via ZOOM with Mr. Joe, children’s musician and educator in his sing, laugh and learn show.  Families of all ages will enjoy this fun-filled musical/dance show.

For All Ages. Registration required by family.  You must have a computer/laptop/tablet with ZOOM capability to watch.  You will receive the zoom link the day of the event if you are registered.

Sciencetellers: Dragons

Wednesday, July 22 @ 4:30 PM

A long time ago in a faraway world, two brave villagers go on a daring journey to release the dragons and save the kingdom from the Evil Ice Sorceress. When things don’t go as planned, however, they might need to look to themselves (and to science!) for the answer. Don’t miss this fun fantasy adventure featuring awesome dry ice effects! Join ScienceTellers via Zoom for this fun-filled program.

For All Ages. Registration required by family.  You must have a computer/laptop/tablet with ZOOM capability to watch.  You will receive the zoom link the day of the event if you are registered.

Cartooning with Rick Stromoski

Monday, July 27 @ 4:00 PM

Soup 2 Nutz cartoonist and Suffield resident Rick Stromoski will be instructing beginners on the secret to cartooning. Bring a pad of paper and pencil, and come have fun!

For Ages 7 and Up. Registration required by family.  You must have a computer/laptop/tablet with ZOOM capability to watch.  You will receive the zoom link the day of the event if you are registered.

Spoon Man

Monday, August 10 @ 11:00 AM

The Spoon Man offers an interactive comedy program that is appropriate for all ages.  His performance includes impressions of other musicians, such as Glenn Miller, Elvis Presley, a heavy metal spoon player, and a rap spoon player.  There is a sing-a-long portion of the show, and audience members are encouraged to get into the act. You are invited to go into your kitchen and get your own spoons to join in!

For All Ages. Registration required by family.  You must have a computer/laptop/tablet with ZOOM capability to watch.  You will receive the zoom link the day of the event if you are registered.

Weekly Summer Programs: LIVE online

Imagine THIS Story: LIVE on Facebook

Tuesdays @ 10:00 AM

Join us on Facebook LIVE for storytime, Tuesdays at 10:00 AM. We will read a story or two, sing some songs or rhymes and dance! You can access previous LIVE storytimes in our Facebook video archive.

  • Tuesday, June 30
  • Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21 & 28
  • Tuesdays, August 4 & 11.

B-I-N-G-O: LIVE on Facebook

Wednesdays @ 10:00 AM

No.  Not the song.  We will be playing the game of BINGO for books, prizes and other goodies.  If you signed up for our Summer Library Adventures program, you will have a bingo card and chips for the summer to use for our BINGO program. Take them out on Wednesdays and play with us on Facebook for a chance to win.  Pick up your prizes the next time you pick up something from curbside.

  • Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29
  • Wednesdays, August 5 & 12

Lunch & Listen: Chapter Book Read-a-loud- LIVE on Facebook

Thursdays @ NOON

Join us LIVE on Facebook each week for another set of 2 chapters of our chapter book read-a-loud choice.  You can read along with us at home by downloading a digital copy through our electronic resources or listen in while you lunch.  You can check out previous week’s reading on our Facebook Video Archive. Book choice to be announced.

  • Thursdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30
  • Thursdays, August 6 & 13

Club It: LIVE on ZOOM

Thursdays @ 3:30 PM

Even though we can’t be together, it doesn’t mean we can’t share our love of Harry Potter, LEGOs, Pokemon, or Baking! Join others with the same interest in sharing things you have made, obtained, collected, or just discuss your favorites.  It’s all about connections!

Registration required each month for each club separately.

Harry Potter Club: Thursdays, July 2 & August 6 LEGO Club: Thursdays, July 9 & August 13 Pokemon Club: Thursday, July 16 Baker’s Bash & Cupcake Crafters: Thursday, July 23

Recorded Weekly Summer Programs

Information Coming Soon

Past Virtual Programming Videos

Facts on Friday: For March and April we posted fun fact videos every Friday for you to learn something new!

Digital Book Recommendations:

Winnie’s Wiggleworms. Posted Video to YouTube and Facebook.

Nursery/Lapsit/Finger Rhymes: Posted Video to Facebook. Click Here.