What’s Going On – September 8-12, 2020

Welcome back to our weekly feature, everyone! In honor of the recent black bear sightings in Stratford, here is this week’s animal friend! (Note: bears are really more like acquaintances – don’t approach them, try to get close to snap a photograph, feed them, or leave food outside).

We hope everyone had a great, if unusual summer, and now we are back with weekly events and storytimes. Make the most of this year by joining us online for programs!


September Storytimes & Programs

Toddler kits – September Storytime Giveaway!
Register for Baby or Toddler storytime and receive a free storytime kit containing beanbags and scarves. Storytimes meet on Zoom.

Tuesday, September 15, 10:30 am.
Preschool Storytime
Ages 3-5. Enjoy stories and songs together. Register.

Thursday, September 10, 10:30 am
Baby Lapsit
Caregivers with children ages 0-18 months. Enjoy rhymes, fingerplays, and bounces with time for parent discussion and sharing. Register.

Monday, September 14, 10:30 am
Toddler Time
Ages 1-2. Songs, nursery rhymes, books, and other preliteracy activities. Register.

Draw with Josie
Monday, September 14, 4 pm
Ages 7-12. Our popular drawing class is back. Teen volunteer Miss Josie will teach us to draw Baymax from the movie Big Hero 6. Bring a pencil, eraser, and paper to the Zoom. Register.

All Ages Trivia
Tuesday, September 15, 7 pm
Families with children grades 3 and up.
What facts do you know? Trivia questions can be about science, history, superheroes, pop culture, and more. Come test your knowledge! Register.

Grab’n’Go Art Class
Tuesday, September 22, 7 pm
Ages 3 to 12. Register for the class, and we’ll notify you when your free art kit is ready to pick up at the Library. Then, join us 9/22 for the Zoom when we will craft together! Register.

Nutmeg Book Group
Tuesday, September 29, 7 pm
Grades 4 to 6. Join Miss Melissa and Miss Janice for an online book discussion of “New Kid” by Jerry Craft, one of the 2021 Nutmeg Book Award Titles. A *free* goody bag with the book and other items will be provided to registered participants, courtesy of the Carol Pieper Memorial Fund. The online book group will include trivia, discussion, and a group activity. Register.

DIY Storytime
Check our website each Saturday for a do-it-yourself storytime.




Online Homework Help

The Children’s Department, courtesy of the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund and the Carol Pieper Memorial Fund, will offer weekly Homework Help on Thursday nights at 6:30 pm on Zoom.

This program is for families with children in grades K-6. Bring homework, and ask questions about math, reading, and other school subjects. At this time, Homework Help will be online on Zoom and not in the Library.

Sign up for each week individually – space is limited, and homework help will be provided by high school volunteers. Homework Helpers and its high school tutors cannot provide medically prescribed or special needs tutoring.

Sign ups will begin online September 10. Sign up on our website.

How to Prepare: It may be helpful to: have a clipboard or a whiteboard and markers to share homework with tutors. You can also email us the homework ahead of time once you have registered. If families need help with Zoom or connecting to Homework Help, please call the Children’s Department at 203.385.4165 and ask for Miss A.

Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm