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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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This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Quiz Game Book Group for Grades 4-6

Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Kontulis Family Storytime Room at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Book Groups, Classes & Workshops
Age Group:
Kids, Grades K-5, Tweens & Teens
Event Details:

Are you a fan of Jeopardy? Ready to put your memory to the test? Kids entering grades 4 to 6, join us once a month for the Quiz Game Book Group! Each month, we'll assign a book for...

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Required
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.

Minecraft Adventure for Grades 3-5

Friday, June 21, 2024 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Anderson MakerLab at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Making & Crafting, Technology & STEM
Age Group:
Kids, Grades K-5
Event Details:

Have fun with STEM challenges in Minecraft!  TD3 Innovative Gaming will be our guide as we take on a series of challenges that will demand creative problem-solving and teamwor...

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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 "Grades K-5" group.

Scratch Game Lab for Grades 3-5

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Anderson MakerLab at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops, Technology & STEM
Age Group:
Grades K-5
Event Details:

Each month we will focus on a coding concept and game style as we work to develop our own games in Scratch. After we cover the basics, you will be able to make your game your own t...

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Required
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.

Solar System Mobile for Grades 3-4

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Arlene H. Grushkin Children's Program Room + Program Room B at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops, Making & Crafting
Age Group:
Kids, Grades K-5
Event Details:

Let's bring the wonders of the universe right into your home with this easy to make hanging mobile of the sun and planets.  This program is intended for children entering 3...

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This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.
This event is in the "Tweens & Teens" group.

Engineering for Space Demonstration for Grades 5-8th

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Jim & Dede Bartlett Auditorium + Community Room at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Technology & STEM
Age Group:
Grades K-5, Tweens & Teens
Event Details:

Join the Sacred Heart University's Discovery Science Center & Planetarium for a Engineering for space program.  It’s hard enough to escape the Earth’s gravitational pul...

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Required
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.

SHU Discovery Science Center & Planetarium Presents Laws of Motion for Grades K-5

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Jim & Dede Bartlett Auditorium + Community Room + Kend Kitchen at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Technology & STEM
Age Group:
Kids, Grades K-5
Event Details:

Join the Sacred Heart University's Discovery Science Center & Planetarium for a laws of motion demonstration.  The force is all around us… the forces of motio...

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Required
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.

Hand-Sewn Scrunchie for Grades 3-6

Friday, June 28, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Anderson MakerLab at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Making & Crafting, Technology & STEM
Age Group:
Kids, Grades K-5
Event Details:

Join high school volunteer Summer for a hand-sewing project!  This is the perfect beginner project to learn needle skills.  We'll be making scrunchies in your choice of f...

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This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.

Game Builders JR with Code Ninjas

Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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
Event Details:

Code Ninjas joins us for an introduction session on game development in Scratch Jr.  Learn computer science concepts as you work to code your own game.  We will be using ...

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Required
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.

Math Buddies for Grades 1st-4th

Monday, July 8, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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
Event Details:

Math Buddies* is hosting a math game club for elementary students at the New Canaan Library. All students entering grades 1-4 are welcome! Students will be grouped by age and/or...

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This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.

Mad Science Rocket and Glider Show

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Merrill Event Lawn at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Technology & STEM
Age Group:
Kids, Grades K-5
Event Details:

3! 2! 1! BLAST OFF! Join Mad Science to learn and witness all the ins and outs of rocketry and gliders! See different types of rockets and planes to learn how and why they take off...

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Required
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.

Space Optical Illusion Craft for Grades 2-3

Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Arlene H. Grushkin Children's Program Room + Program Room B at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops, Making & Crafting, Technology & STEM
Age Group:
Kids, Grades K-5
Event Details:

Children in grades 2-3, will make two easy mind-bending optical illusion space themed crafts.  This program is intended for children entering 2nd & 3rd grade in the fal...

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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...

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Required
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.

DIY Space Games for Grades 3-4

Monday, July 15, 2024 at 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Arlene H. Grushkin Children's Program Room + Program Room B at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops, Making & Crafting, Technology & STEM
Age Group:
Kids, Grades K-5
Event Details:

Encourage your outer space interests by making these fun space games using cardboard. Let your imagination soar beyond Earth's atmosphere! This program is intended for children ...

Open
Required
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.

Scratch Game Lab for Grades 3-5

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Anderson MakerLab at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops, Technology & STEM
Age Group:
Grades K-5
Event Details:

Each month we will focus on a coding concept and game style as we work to develop our own games in Scratch. After we cover the basics, you will be able to make your game your own t...

Open
Required
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Camp for Grades 3-5

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Arlene H. Grushkin Children's Program Room + Program Room B at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops
Age Group:
Grades K-5
Event Details:

Are you a writer entering grades 3-5? Join Miss Rebecca to write, write, write! In this three-day creative writing camp, we will develop all aspects of our own science fiction or f...

Waitlist
Required
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Camp for Grades 3-5

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Arlene H. Grushkin Children's Program Room + Program Room B at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops
Age Group:
Grades K-5
Event Details:

Are you a writer entering grades 3-5? Join Miss Rebecca to write, write, write! In this three-day creative writing camp, we will develop all aspects of our own science fiction or f...

Waitlist
Required
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Camp for Grades 3-5

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Arlene H. Grushkin Children's Program Room + Program Room B at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops
Age Group:
Grades K-5
Event Details:

Are you a writer entering grades 3-5? Join Miss Rebecca to write, write, write! In this three-day creative writing camp, we will develop all aspects of our own science fiction or f...

Waitlist
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.

Quiz Game Book Group for Grades 4-6

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Arlene H. Grushkin Children's Program Room + Program Room B at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Book Groups, Classes & Workshops
Age Group:
Kids, Grades K-5, Tweens & Teens
Event Details:

Are you a fan of Jeopardy? Ready to put your memory to the test? Kids entering grades 4 to 6, join us once a month for the Quiz Game Book Group! Each month, we'll assign a book for...

Open
Required
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.

Minecraft Adventure for Grades 3-5

Friday, July 19, 2024 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Anderson MakerLab at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Making & Crafting, Technology & STEM
Age Group:
Kids, Grades K-5
Event Details:

Have fun with STEM challenges in Minecraft!  TD3 Innovative Gaming will be our guide as we take on a series of challenges that will demand creative problem-solving and teamwor...

Waitlist
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.

HTML/CSS with Code Ninjas for Grades 4-7

Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:30am
Anderson MakerLab at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops, Technology & STEM
Age Group:
Kids, Grades K-5, Tweens & Teens
Event Details:

Code Ninjas joins us for an introduction session to HTML and CSS, coding languages used for front-end web development. For students entering grades 4-7 in Fall 2024. Registratio...

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Required
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.

Garden Club for Grades 3-6

Monday, July 22, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:30am
Schubert Children's Garden at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Classes & Workshops, Health & Wellness, Making & Crafting, Technology & STEM
Age Group:
Kids, Grades K-5
Event Details:

Each month we dig into a topic related to gardening and get our hands dirty in our Children’s outdoor space: the Schubert Children's Garden. Wear clothes you are comfortable gettin...

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Required
This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Grades K-5" group.

Exploring Nature through Drawing and Writing for Grades 3-6

Monday, July 22, 2024 at 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Arlene H. Grushkin Children's Program Room + Program Room B at New Canaan Library
Program Type:
Art & Architecture, Classes & Workshops, Making & Crafting, Special Programs & Outreach
Age Group:
Kids, Grades K-5
Event Details:

Join New Canaan High School incoming seniors for a realistic drawing and creative writing summer camp! This camp will last for 2 hours every afternoon from Monday to Friday, and wi...

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Required