The Library is closed through Sunday, March 3rd, for ongoing repair work. We will reopen on Monday, March 4th with regular hours.
The Rees Family Children’s Library, the Jim and Dede Bartlett Auditorium, and the Community Room will remain closed as we work to reshelve our children's collections. You can request children's materials by placing a hold online or in the Library. Please visit this page for more details about our reopening.
Learn Chess in One Day for Grades 1-12
Beginner and intermediate chess players in grades 1 to 12, join Chessin1day.com rated* chess instructors to learn everything you need to know to get started or to sharpen your skills. The teen instructors will introduce the rules of the game and help you think strategically. Please note your level of experience when you register.
* Laurel Aronian, CT State 2022 Girls Champion
*Jack and Laurel Aronian, NY State 2021 Mixed Doubles Champions
Accessibility and Accommodations
We strive to facilitate access to information and Library services for all patrons. If you have questions about accessibility or a request for accommodation, please phone 203-594-5002, email the librarian in charge of this program (see contact info above), or email [email protected] with as much lead time as possible.
Youth Participation Guidelines
If your child is under 12 years old, an adult caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room for the duration of the program. If your child finishes a program early, or if a child becomes ill, distressed, or behaves in a manner that interferes with other participants’ enjoyment of the program, they may be released into the Children’s Room before the program’s end time. Please ensure that your child knows exactly where to find you at all times.