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)

Upcoming Virtual Programming

ZOOM LIVE EVENTS:

Registration required on calendar

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

Future Reads Friday LIVE on Facebook

Fridays @ NOON

No registration required. Weston Public Library Staff will give a few of their favorite book recommendations for different age groups and let you know where you can access them either digitally through our electronic resources or by placing a hold of a print copy. LIVE Dates:

  • Fridays, July 10, 17, 24 & 31
  • Fridays, August 7 & 14

Recorded Weekly Summer Programs

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

Nursery Rhymes/Songs with Miss Laura

Video Recording Posted to YouTube, Facebook and on westonpubliclibrary.org

Posted at 10:00 AM

No registration required. Join Miss Laura for Nursery Rhymes, Songs and Lapsit/Finger Rhymes.  These will be recordings each week that will be available throughout the summer after their originally posting date. Mondays from June 29-August 10

Maker Monday

Video Recording Posted to YouTube, Facebook and on westonpubliclibrary.org

Posted at 3:30 PM

No registration required. Each week Miss Alessandra or Miss Laura will post a video of a maker project you can do at home.  The project will go with that week’s theme. Videos can be accessed throughout the summer after their original posting date. Supplies will be listed in the Summer Pick-Up Materials Program for the week and videos will have supply lists in descriptions as well. Mondays from June 29-August 10 June 29: Paper Plate Ring Toss

Imagine THAT! Science.

Video Recording Posted to YouTube, Facebook and on westonpubliclibrary.org

Posted at 3:30 PM

No registration required. Each week Miss Alessandra or Miss Laura will post a video of a science experiment or project you can do at home.  The project will go with that week’s theme.  Videos can be accessed throughout the summer after their original posting date. Supplies will be listed in the Summer Pick-Up Materials Program for the week and videos will have supply lists in descriptions as well. Tuesdays from June 30-August 11 June 30: Fireworks in Jar Video

Craft @ Home

Video Recording Posted to YouTube, Facebook and on westonpubliclibrary.org

Posted at 3:30 PM

No registration required. Each week Miss Alessandra or Miss Laura will post a video of a special craft project you can do at home.  The project will go with that week’s theme. Videos can be accessed throughout the summer after their original posting date. Supplies will be listed in the Summer Pick-Up Materials Program for the week and videos will have supply lists in descriptions as well. Wednesdays from July 1-August 12 July 1: Carnival Masks Video

Fun with Food Video Recording

Posted to YouTube, Facebook and on westonpubliclibrary.org

Posted at 3:30 PM

No registration required. Each week Miss Alessandra or Miss Laura will post a cooking or baking video with a recipe you can make at home. The foods will go along with that week’s theme.  Videos can be accessed throughout the summer after their original posting date. Recipes will be printed in the Summer Pick-Up Materials Program for the week and videos will have the recipes in descriptions as well. Fridays from July 3-August 14

Week 1: Carnivals/Circus/Fairs- Red, White and Blue Frozen Lemonades and Cinnamon Caramel Apples Video

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-Naming Round 2-Pick Your Favorite Name: Thank you to all that voted over the last several weeks for our new Library Mascot to join Dewey the cat, Penelope the bunny and Storm the wolf.  I am happy to announce that our new mascot will be this Baby Sea Otter!  Now it is time to vote on a name.  There will be 3 rounds.  Last week was our initial nomination round where patrons nominated names.  This week we allow you to see those names, and choose one or choose to put a new name in for nomination for round 3 next week. Round 2 Pick A Name

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.

Past Virtual Programming Videos

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

Lego Challenge: From March 24th-June 23rd each week we posted a building challenge for you to make with LEGOS.  Below you can see the challenges if you dare try to make them.

  • 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
  • June 9th: Build your dream Library
  • June 16th: Use your LEGOs to create a Safari/Zoo!
  • June 23rd: Final Lego Challenge: Create your LEGO city with all the things you would want in your dream city/town/island.

Photo Challenge:From March 25th-June 17th each week we posted a photo challenge of a picture to take of something specific.  Below find all the challenges if you dare try to take all the pictures.

  • 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?
  • June 3rd: Food! Take a photo of something you have baked/cooked and enjoyed this week.
  • June 10th: Take a picture of an insect.
  • June 17th: Take a photo of an item or items that are your favorite color.

Digital Book Recommendations:

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

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