The Library is closed Sunday 5/26 and Monday 5/27 for Memorial Day weekend.

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Chair Yoga in lieu of Tai Chi

Friday, May 24, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Jim & Dede Bartlett Auditorium + Community Room at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Health & Wellness
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

We will have a Chair Yoga class instead of Tai Chi on 5/24. With the support of a chair, this gentle Chair Yoga class will help you improve postural alignment, maintain pelvic...

Open
Required
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Microsoft Outlook for Beginners

Friday, May 24, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
McLaughlin Meeting Room at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops, Technology & STEM
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Would you like to create a new email account or change email providers? Try Microsoft Outlook, a free email service that lets you send and receive emails, organize your inbox to ke...

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Required
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.

Kid Creators for Ages 4-6 years old

Friday, May 24, 2024 at 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Kontulis Family Storytime Room + Program Room at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops, Storytimes & Early Literacy, Technology & STEM
Age Group:
Kids, Ages 0-5
Event Details:

Children ages 4-6 years old will join Miss Dajana for a story followed by a fun craft. Kid Creators focuses on concepts of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). ...

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This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Chessin1Day for Ages 12 to 18

Friday, May 24, 2024 at 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Craig B. Tate Conference Room at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops, Special Programs & Outreach
Age Group:
Tweens & Teens
Event Details:

Beginner chess players ages 12 to 18, join Chessin1day.com  rated chess instructors to learn everything you need to know to get started. The teen instructors wi...

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Required
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Weekly Plant Clinic with UCONN Master Gardeners

Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:30pm
New Canaan Library
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Do you need help with plant identification? Insect Damage and disease diagnosis? Plant suggestions? Vegetable growing advice? Invasives management? UCONN Master Gardeners of L...

This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.

Robert Guitar Guy Kids Concert

Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Jim and Dede Bartlett Auditorium at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Music & Performances, Storytimes & Early Literacy
Age Group:
Kids, Ages 0-5
Event Details:

Join Robert the Guitar Guy as he plays some favorite kids’ songs for 30 minutes of fun! Best for families with children ages 5 and under!

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Required
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.
This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.

Kids Edition: Groove on the Green

Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Anderson Terrace at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Music & Performances
Age Group:
Kids, Ages 0-5, Grades K-5, All Ages/Families
Event Details:

Parents and children ages 5 and up can join us to experience the beauty and energy of Brazilian rhythms and dance with an intimate live performance. Includes participation, instrum...

Open
Required
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.

Groove on the Green

Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Merrill Event Lawn at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Featured, Music & Performances
Age Group:
Adults, All Ages/Families
Event Details:

New Canaan Library invites the community to a free music and dance party under the stars, Saturday, May 25th on the Library Green. Guests can celebrate the start of the Memorial Da...

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Required
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Open Tech

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
McLaughlin Meeting Room at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Technology & STEM
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Open Tech is a drop-in tech help program held weekly on Tuesdays from 2:00-4:00 PM. If you have questions about social media, email, smart phones, or accessing our digita...

This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Dungeons & Dragons Campaign for ages 12-18: Candlekeep Mysteries

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Craig B. Tate Conference Room at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Special Programs & Outreach
Age Group:
Tweens & Teens
Event Details:

Candlekeep attracts scholars like a flame attracts moths. Historians, sages, and others who crave knowledge flock to this library fortress to peruse its vast collection of books, s...

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Learn Spanish at the Library! Beginning Spanish course

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Craig B. Tate Conference Room at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops, Featured, Special Programs & Outreach
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Welcome to Beginning Spanish Class at New Canaan Library. This engaging and interactive 10-week course is designed for adults with little to no experience in Spanish. This cou...

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Required
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Gentle Yoga on the Green

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Merrill Event Lawn at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops, Health & Wellness
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

We are pleased to continue our partnership with the New Canaan YMCA to bring you Gentle Yoga on the Green. Enjoy the outdoors while you exercise! This tranquil, foundation-build...

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Required

Virtual Computer Workshops with Career Resources, Inc.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Online at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops, Technology & STEM
Event Details:

New Canaan Library is excited to partner with Career Resources, Inc. to bring 8 weeks of virtual classes that will cover a variety of topics including computer basics, file ma...

Virtual Event
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.

Passport Center

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 4:00pm - 7:30pm
Craig B. Tate Conference Room at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Featured, Special Programs & Outreach
Age Group:
Adults, All Ages/Families
Event Details:

We are happy to partner with the Ferguson Library’s US passport center to host passport clinics at New Canaan Library. At this event, the US Passport team can help registered atten...

This event is in the "Adults" group.

BookTok Book Group

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
McLaughlin Meeting Room at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Book Groups
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

This group reads and discusses books of all genres that have trended on social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram. Join Reference librarians James and Kassidy to find out wh...

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Required
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Dungeons & Dragons for ages 12 to 18 - Witchlight Carnival Group 2

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Arlene H. Grushkin Children's Program Room + Program Room B at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Special Programs & Outreach
Age Group:
Tweens & Teens
Event Details:

Once every eight years, the fantastic Witchlight Carnival touches down on your world, bringing joy to one settlement after the next. Its owners, Mister Witch and Mister Light, know...

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Notable Reads Book Group Discussion

Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 11:15am - 12:15pm
McLaughlin Meeting Room at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Book Groups, Featured
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

This group reads broadly, with a focus on literary award winners, well-reviewed fiction, and translations. This month’s discussion is on Hot Milk. In poetic yet spare language...

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Required
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Optical Illusion: Painting Class for Teens (12-18)

Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Anderson MakerLab at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Art & Architecture, Making & Crafting
Age Group:
Tweens & Teens
Event Details:

Learn how to paint an optical illusion and trick the eye! All skill levels are welcome. Please pre-register.

Open
Required
This event is in the "Adults" group.

New Canaan’s Invisible Crisis: A Conversation about Domestic Violence

Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Jim & Dede Bartlett Auditorium + Community Room + Kend Kitchen at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Authors & Lectures, Featured, Health & Wellness
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Please join us for an important conversation about domestic violence – New Canaan’s invisible crisis. Moderated by New Canaan’s Abuse Prevention Partnership founder, Dede Bartlett,...

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Required
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tai Chi

Friday, May 31, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Jim & Dede Bartlett Auditorium + Community Room at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Health & Wellness
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

The New Canaan YMCA and Library have joined forces to bring you drop-in Tai Chi! Tai chi is a series of slow, gentle motions that are patterned after movements in nature.  It ...

Open
Required
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Ages 0-5" group.

Kid Creators for Ages 4-6 years old

Friday, May 31, 2024 at 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Kontulis Family Storytime Room + Program Room at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops, Storytimes & Early Literacy, Technology & STEM
Age Group:
Kids, Ages 0-5
Event Details:

Children ages 4-6 years old will join Miss Rebecca for a story followed by a fun craft. Kid Creators focuses on concepts of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)....

Waitlist
Required
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.

Film Musicals in May: Wonka

Friday, May 31, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Jim & Dede Bartlett Auditorium + Community Room at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Featured, Music & Performances, Special Programs & Outreach
Age Group:
Adults, All Ages/Families
Event Details:

Join us for a screening of Wonka, the 2023 musical starring Timothee Chalamet as a young Willie Wonka. Wonka tells the the origin story of Willy Wonka, a charac...

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