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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...

Waitlist
Required
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.
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...

Open
Required
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.

Bollywood Dance at the Library

Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 10:45am - 11:30am
Arlene H. Grushkin Children's Program Room + Program Room B at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops, Music & Performances
Age Group:
Kids, Grades K-5, Tweens & Teens, All Ages/Families
Event Details:

Get ready for a thrilling and high-energy Bollywood workout dance class! It's your chance to experience an exciting workout set to intense, rhythmic beats while bonding as a family...

Open
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.

Open-ended Art Exploration with Barbara Rucci

Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Arlene H. Grushkin Children's Program Room + Program Room B at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Making & Crafting
Age Group:
Kids, Ages 0-5, Grades K-5, All Ages/Families
Event Details:

Famlies can drop in to come make art with Barbara Rucci! We will have 3 different art stations where you can explore your creativity. No registration needed, this is a drop-in...

This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.

Twice-Exceptional Network (TEN): Parenting 2e Children: Identification - A Deep Dive

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Arlene H. Grushkin Children's Program Room + Program Room B at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Health & Wellness, Special Programs & Outreach
Age Group:
Kids, Tweens & Teens, Adults, All Ages/Families
Event Details:

As a parent of a twice-exceptional (2e) child, I understand the rollercoaster of emotions and challenges you face. Building on the foundation of our previous session, this roundtab...

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

The Rosy Road Presents: Getting Organized for a PPT Meeting

Friday, June 7, 2024 at 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Bartlett Terrace at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Health & Wellness, Special Programs & Outreach
Age Group:
Kids, Adults, All Ages/Families
Event Details:

Learn some helpful strategies from a parent and special educator, Lauren Tarzia, M.A. CCC-SLP Since many of us have annual reviews at the end of the school year, let's talk abou...

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Required
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.

Learn Chess in One Day: Children Grades 1-12 and Families

Friday, June 7, 2024 at 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Arlene H. Grushkin Children's Program Room + Program Room B at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops, Technology & STEM
Age Group:
Kids, Grades K-5, Tweens & Teens, Adults, All Ages/Families
Event Details:

Beginner and intermediate chess players, join Chessin1day.com rated* chess instructors to learn everything you need to know to get started or to sharpen yo...

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Required
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.

The Incident on Lipton-9: Father's Day Wargame (For Dads and Teens)

Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Arlene H. Grushkin Children's Program Room + Program Room B at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops, Featured, Special Programs & Outreach
Age Group:
Tweens & Teens, Adults, All Ages/Families
Event Details:

The Incident on Lipton-9 The Robot Legion, destroyers of anything organic, have descended on the planet of Lipton-9 looking to destroy the mining colony established by the Galac...

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

Film Screening: Hollywood classics, The Philadelphia Story

Friday, June 14, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Jim & Dede Bartlett Auditorium + Community Room at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Featured, Music & Performances
Age Group:
Adults, All Ages/Families
Event Details:

Join us for a screening of the screwball comedy romantic classic The Philadelphia Story, starring Cary Grant, Kathleen Hepburn, and James Stewart.  This 1940 comedy focuses...

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

Passport Center

Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 11:00am - 3:00pm
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 "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 "Tweens & Teens" group.
This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.

Summer Reading Kickoff Party: Stargazers

Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Jim & Dede Bartlett Auditorium + Community Room + Kend Kitchen at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Special Programs & Outreach
Age Group:
Kids, Ages 0-5, Grades K-5, Tweens & Teens, All Ages/Families
Event Details:

New Canaan Library is inviting you to kick off our summer reading program! Join us for a gryphon egg scavenger hunt around the first floor of the library, enjoy Mythical drinks in ...

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Required
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.

Audience Registration: Make Music Day in New Canaan

Friday, June 21, 2024 at 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Anderson Terrace at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Art & Architecture, Featured
Age Group:
Tweens & Teens, Adults, All Ages/Families
Event Details:

New Canaan Library and Carriage Barn Arts Center are teaming up to host an afternoon of musical talent for all to enjoy. Make Music New Canaan is a part of the international Mak...

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

Musician Sign Up: Perform at Make Music Day!

Friday, June 21, 2024 at 3:00pm - 8:30pm
New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Featured, Music & Performances
Age Group:
Tweens & Teens, Adults, All Ages/Families
Event Details:

Make Music New Canaan will take place on June 21,2024 on the brand new New Canaan Library patio. This will be a wonderful mix of free public musical events, hopefully with friends ...

This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.

Speed Chess Tournament (USCF-Rated Competitors): Summer Solstice Blitz

Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Jim & Dede Bartlett Auditorium + Community Room at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Special Programs & Outreach, Technology & STEM
Age Group:
Kids, Grades K-5, Tweens & Teens, Adults, All Ages/Families
Event Details:

USCF-rated chess players are invited to join this tournament, organized by the 32 Pieces Chess Club. Please see the attached flyer for tournament details. REGISTER HERE. (R...

This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.

Visit the Firefly Sanctuary!

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 8:15pm - 9:30pm
Off Site
Program Type:
Featured, Special Programs & Outreach
Age Group:
Tweens & Teens, Adults, All Ages/Families
Event Details:

Be awed by the natural luminescence of fireflies at one of the nation’s first firefly sanctuaries, right here in New Canaan! This family-friendly event is designed t...

Open
Required
Offsite Event
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.

Knit & Crochet Meetup on the Green

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:30am
Merrill Event Lawn at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops, Making & Crafting, Technology & STEM
Age Group:
Tweens & Teens, Adults, All Ages/Families
Event Details:

Bring your knit or crochet project and come hang out with other knitters and crocheters on the Library green.  Bring a blanket or chair.  Limited seating will be availabl...

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

Passport Center

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Craig B. Tate Conference Room at New Canaan Library
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 "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.

Bollywood Dance at the Library

Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 10:45am - 11:30am
Arlene H. Grushkin Children's Program Room + Program Room B at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops, Music & Performances
Age Group:
Kids, Grades K-5, Tweens & Teens, All Ages/Families
Event Details:

Get ready for a thrilling and high-energy Bollywood workout dance class! It's your chance to experience an exciting workout set to intense, rhythmic beats while bonding as a family...

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

Games on the Green During Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 11:00am - 2:00pm
Merrill Event Lawn at New Canaan Library
Age Group:
All Ages/Families
Event Details:

Please join us for outdoor games and lemonade on the Library’s Merrill Event Lawn during New Canaan’s annual Sidewalk Sale. In between shopping, please stop by to play...

This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.

Knit & Crochet Meetup on the Green

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:30am
Merrill Event Lawn at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops, Making & Crafting, Technology & STEM
Age Group:
Tweens & Teens, Adults, All Ages/Families
Event Details:

Bring your knit or crochet project and come hang out with other knitters and crocheters on the Library green.  Bring a blanket or chair.  Limited seating will be availabl...

Open
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 "Tweens & Teens" group.
This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.

Cardboard Regatta Boat Race at Kiwanis Park

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 11:00am - 2:00pm
Off Site
Program Type:
Special Programs & Outreach
Age Group:
Kids, Ages 0-5, Grades K-5, Tweens & Teens, All Ages/Families
Event Details:

Join New Canaan Library, Camp Y-Ki and Town of New Canaan Recreation Summer Camp as we race cardboard boats to see who can make it across Kiwanis pond! Prizes will be awarded ...

Required
Offsite Event
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.
This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.

Bollywood Dance at the Library

Saturday, August 3, 2024 at 10:45am - 11:30am
Arlene H. Grushkin Children's Program Room + Program Room B at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops, Music & Performances
Age Group:
Kids, Grades K-5, Tweens & Teens, All Ages/Families
Event Details:

Get ready for a thrilling and high-energy Bollywood workout dance class! It's your chance to experience an exciting workout set to intense, rhythmic beats while bonding as a family...

Required