Youth

    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

    Lava Lamp Sensory Bags

    Tuesday, Oct 8th, 3-4 PM.

    Kids will have a chance to make lava lamp, rainbow and glitter bags using everyday household nontoxic materials.

    Ages 6 - 11 years.

     

    Halloween Tangrams

    Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 3-4 PM.

    This Halloween tangrams math activity is a fun way to pair a favorite kids holiday with a great, hands-on math lesson. Kids will enjoy creating Halloween themed pictures using the simple shapes. It’s not quite as easy as it looks, but it definitely encourages kids to get thinking! Terrific STEM for Halloween! This activity combines student creativity, math skills,and the Halloween spirit using homemade tangram pieces.

    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.

    Coding for kids, Scratch Jr./ Hopscotch

    Wednesday, Oct. 2nd,  3-4 PM.

    Kids can learn how to make their own interactive stories and animations using code with Scratch Jr. , Hopscotch, Lightbot and Tynker. The different apps can help children learn code at their own pace.

    Ages 6 - 11 years.

     

    LEGO® Challenge: Halloween Scenes

    Wednesday, Oct. 9th, 3-4 PM.

    Strengthen your STEM muscles and spark your imagination with an abundance of Lego bricks.

    Ages 6 - 11 years.

     

    Build a Chain Reaction

    Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 3-4 PM.

    Kids will have access to KEVA® blocks, LEGO® blocks, cardboard tubes and a variety of other different items in order to build sequences of events so that one action triggers another action, which triggers another action, and so on! (Think dominoes.) Kids will learn how to work through the process of building and problem solving. Users are invited to try out an idea; build toward it, test it, redesign, build and test again.

    Ages 6 - 11 years.

     

    Design a Moon Rover

    Wednesday, October 23, 3-4 PM.

    Design your own Mars rover! What kinds of scientific instruments would your rover need to explore the surface of Mars and collect information? How does your rover communicate back with Earth? Does it need special wheels to drive on the surface of moon? Kids will have a chance to draw out their ideas of what a rover might look like then they will work together acting as “Mission Control” and a “Rover” to navigate through a large obstacle course.

    Ages 6 - 11 years.

     

    Halloween Flyers

    Wednesday, Oct. 30th, 3-4 PM.

    Kids can either make their own Halloween design or use our pre-made templates to create a Halloween flyer which will attach to a straw to help it fly through the air. At the end of the program kids can challenge each other to see how far their flyer will go.

    Ages 6 - 11 years.

     

     

     

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    Drag Queen Story Hour - 10/19 (Sat)

    What: Drag Queen Story Hour

    When: Saturday, October 19th, 10:30am in the Steele Room

    Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne, two of Vermont's favorite drag queens, are bringing Drag Queen Story Hour to Waterbury! The queens will be sure to delight and captivate audience members of all ages as they share stories focused on individuality, activism, gender, creativity, expression, and social responsibility.

    Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.

    DQSH was created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco. DQSH events occur regularly in SF, NY, and LA. For more information on DQSH, visit DragQueenStoryHour.org. To watch episodes of The T or to learn more about Emoji & Nikki, visit NightPagne.com.

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