Youth

    Family Events in December

    Drop in and make an ornament!

    Saturday, December 7 from 10 AM—2 PM

    As part of your Holiday Stroll feel free to park in the library parking lot and begin your day by dropping into the library with your kids to make an ornament.

    All Ages Welcome.

     

    LEGO® Family Free Build

    Monday, December 23 & 30 from 12-5 PM

    Strengthen your STEM muscles and spark your imagination with an abundance of Lego bricks. Parents bring your kids in during the school break and build. We will put the finished items on our display shelf!

    (Please note:  this is a drop-by, no registration event. As per Library policies, parent/guardian supervision required for children under 8.)

    Ages 5 and up.

     

    KĒVA® Family Free Build

    Friday, December 27 from 12-5 PM

    Build with KĒVA® Planks in an engaging, interactive learning space. Try out quiet guided construction or activities that bring stories, STEM and art to life.

    (Please note:  this is a drop-by, no registration event. As per Library policies, parent/guardian supervision required for children under 8.)

     Ages 5 and up.

     

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    Weekly Story Times


    Mondays at 10:15 AM is Babies & Toddlers Story Time

    Snuggle with your baby or toddler as we sing, tickle and bounce our way into a lifelong love of language. Get ready for high-energy literacy with songs, active rhymes and stories. Got the wiggles? This is the place to be. Recommended for newborns - 36 months.

    Thursdays at 10:15 AM is Preschool Story Hour

    Join us as we travel to new places through books, puppets, and felt boards. A craft may be provided.  We'll shake our sillies out with movement-based rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-6 years.

    Each week we will feature a different themed Story Time, with stories and/or crafts. Join us!

     

     

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    Crafty Tuesdays - Ages 6-11

    Stamp Art Cards

    Tuesday, November 26, 3-4 PM.

    Using supplies from the craft cart, kids can make their own stamps or they can use pre-made rubber stamps and ink to create colorful cards.

    Ages 6 - 11 years.

     

    Marbled art paper - Tuesday, December 3, 3-4 PM

    Have you ever tried marbling paper with shaving cream? They look like those beautiful Italian marbled papers. They make beautiful stationery and the paper smells great! Kids can choose to use food coloring or water color paint to create the colors on their individual papers.

    Ages 6 - 11 years.

     

    Holiday Bell Tota - Tuesday, December 17, 3-4 PM

    Bell Totas are a tradition in many Indian households; they are a decorative strand of birds with a bell on the bottom that hangs on the back of the front door to welcome guests. Starting with a ribbon, attach a bell, beads and then the colored birds can be added.

    Ages 6 - 11 years.

     

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    Wednesday Maker Series - Ages 6-11 (Weds)

    Wednesday Maker Series - Ages 6-11 (Weds)

    Space is limited - please call 244-7036 to register.

     

    KĒVA® Family Free Build

    Wednesday, November 27 from 12-3 PM

    Build with KĒVA® Planks in an engaging, interactive learning space. Try out quiet guided construction or activities that bring stories, STEM and art to life.

    (Please note:  this is a drop-by, no registration event. As per Library policies, parent/guardian supervision required for children under 8.)

    Stixplosions

    Wednesday, December 4 (Part 1) & 11 (Part 2),  3-4 PM.

    Stixplosions, when the first clever lever explodes it pushes on the sticks in the next lever and each subsequent lever does the same thing, creating a chain reaction. It’s very fast! Stixplosions will also demonstrate two physics concepts:  Kinetic and Potential Energy. There are lots of variations and factors you can play around with to see what kinds of different reactions you can get.

    Flextangles

    Wednesday, December 18, 3-4 PM.

    A paper toy, Flextangles, are seriously the coolest paper puzzle ever made. Decorating these and then seeing how the patterns and colors translate once folded is a wonderful exercise in geometric planning.

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    Holiday Open House - 12/16 (Mon)

    When: Monday, 6-8pm, December 16th

    Holiday festivities abound at the Waterbury Library, Monday evening December 16th from 6-8 pm in the library’s cafe.  Think music, cookies and Ugly Sweaters! Singer-songwriter Steve Lotspeich will fill the air with holiday tunes and originals on guitar and banjo from 6:30-7:30.  Sing-alongs and song sheets will be included.

    Got an ugly sweater?  Wear it!  Patrons and staff will vote on the “best” ugly sweater of the evening.  Results will be posted on our Facebook Page the following day.

    A cookie swap will take place in the SAL room.  Bring your favorite dozen, wrapped to swap, and take a dozen home.

    No cookies, no sweater?  No problem!  Come for music, come for fun, come for food!  Snacks and cider will be served from 6-8 in the library’s café.  Hope to see you there.

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