Events and News

We Cannot Wait to Meet You!

Every month the Youth Services Department provides special theme-based events and guest speakers in addition to our regularly scheduled programs. These events are perfect for a mixture of ages and are made possible by generous donations from the Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library and grants provided by the Allan Louis Loeb Foundation and Guilford Savings Bank.

Most of these programs take place during holidays, school minimum days, vacation weeks and throughout the summer months, so please continually check back to see what is up and coming!

Please note that all programming is subject to change and that visiting our home page and reading through our news and notices box will give you the most up to date information about date changes and cancellations.

Also, please realize that some events are age-specific and require registration. This allows us to plan accordingly and ensure we have enough supplies. To learn more about what we have to offer and how to register, head to our calendar.

For more information about any of programs and/or special events to do not be afraid to call or email.                 203. 488. 1441. ext.321                 youthservices@blackstonelibrary.org

Stories & Music for babies through 24 months

Stories & Music for babies through 24 months

Wednesday, September 29

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Babies & their caregivers are invited to sign up for a gentle storytime of rhyming, movement & song.

To help keep families safe, please remember that sign up and masks will be required to attend all in-person events @ Blackstone Youth Services. If you’re not able to join us for an in-person storytime, a virtual storytime is also available at 11am. Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. If you are sick, please do not attend, just let Miss Carly know you’ll miss the event.

We can’t wait to see you @ the library! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Online Stories & Music for babies through 24 months

Online Stories & Music for babies through 24 months

Wednesday, September 29

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A virtual storytime for babies up to 24 months!

If you aren’t able to join us in person, you’re still invited for an hour-long, gentle program of rhyming, movement & song…virtually! All you need is a computer, tablet, or phone & an internet connection to join the fun. Signup is required for each event.

Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. We can’t wait to see you soon! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

STEAM Punk’d for grades K-4

STEAM Punk’d for grades K-4

Wednesday, September 29

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A monthly project that explores Science Technology Engineering Arts & Math

If you love Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math, then boy do we have the program for you! Wear your wildest steampunk outfit & join us on your Early Release Days for a monthly event that explores different elements of STEAM education. Kits will be available to pick up in-person the week of each event. Complete your project on your own or join Miss Carly virtually at 3:30 PM to experiment together!

To help keep families safe, we’re offering a variety of in-person & virtual events this fall @ Blackstone Teen Services. Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. We can’t wait to see you soon & explore the world of STEAM together! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

This program was made possible by the Friends of the Blackstone Memorial Library

Online Video Stories for children through age 5

Online Video Stories for children through age 5

Friday, October 1

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A virtual storytime featuring movies, music & more! For children through age 5.

We’re saving Fridays for a special, virtual event that features songs, hand rhymes, & a video story we can all share on the screen! All you need is a computer, tablet, or phone & an internet connection to join the fun. Signup is required for each event.

Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. We can’t wait to see you soon! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Stories Alive for Ages 3-5

Stories Alive for Ages 3-5

Monday, October 4

10:00 am - 11:00 am

A live, in-person storytime for children ages 3-5!

Children & their caregivers are invited to sign up for an hour-long program of singing, dancing, rhyming & stories! Each week will be something new along with your old favorites.

To help keep families safe, please remember that sign up and masks will be required to attend all in-person events @ Blackstone Youth Services. If you’re not able to join us for an in-person storytime, a virtual storytime is also available at 11am. Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. If you are sick, please do not attend, just let Miss Carly know you’ll miss the event.

We can’t wait to see you @ the library! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Online Stories Alive for Ages 3-5

Online Stories Alive for Ages 3-5

Monday, October 4

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A virtual storytime for children ages 3-5!

If you aren’t able to join us in person, you’re still invited for an hour-long program of singing, dancing, rhyming & stories…virtually! All you need is a computer, tablet, or phone & an internet connection to join the fun. Signup is required for each event. Each week will be something new along with your old favorites.

Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. We can’t wait to see you soon! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

 

Tuesdays are for Twos! Storytime for ages 2-3

Tuesdays are for Twos! Storytime for ages 2-3

Tuesday, October 5

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Children & their caregivers are invited to sign up for an hour-long program of singing, dancing, rhyming & stories! Each week will be something new along with your old favorites.

To help keep families safe, please remember that sign up and masks will be required to attend all in-person events @ Blackstone Youth Services. If you’re not able to join us for an in-person storytime, a virtual storytime is also available at 11am. Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. If you are sick, please do not attend, just let Miss Carly know you’ll miss the event.

We can’t wait to see you @ the library! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Online Tuesdays are for Twos! Storytime for ages 2-3

Online Tuesdays are for Twos! Storytime for ages 2-3

Tuesday, October 5

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A virtual storytime for children ages 2-3!

If you aren’t able to join us in person, you’re still invited for an hour-long program of singing, dancing, music & stories…virtually! All you need is a computer, tablet, or phone & an internet connection to join the fun. Signup is required for each event. Each week will be something new along with your old favorites.

Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. We can’t wait to see you soon! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Stories & Music for babies through 24 months

Stories & Music for babies through 24 months

Wednesday, October 6

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Babies & their caregivers are invited to sign up for a gentle storytime of rhyming, movement & song.

To help keep families safe, please remember that sign up and masks will be required to attend all in-person events @ Blackstone Youth Services. If you’re not able to join us for an in-person storytime, a virtual storytime is also available at 11am. Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. If you are sick, please do not attend, just let Miss Carly know you’ll miss the event.

We can’t wait to see you @ the library! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Online Stories & Music for babies through 24 months

Online Stories & Music for babies through 24 months

Wednesday, October 6

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A virtual storytime for babies up to 24 months!

If you aren’t able to join us in person, you’re still invited for an hour-long, gentle program of rhyming, movement & song…virtually! All you need is a computer, tablet, or phone & an internet connection to join the fun. Signup is required for each event.

Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. We can’t wait to see you soon! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Online Video Stories for children through age 5

Online Video Stories for children through age 5

Friday, October 8

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A virtual storytime featuring movies, music & more! For children through age 5.

We’re saving Fridays for a special, virtual event that features songs, hand rhymes, & a video story we can all share on the screen! All you need is a computer, tablet, or phone & an internet connection to join the fun. Signup is required for each event.

Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. We can’t wait to see you soon! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

BYOP: Bring Your Own Pumpkin! for families with grades K-12

BYOP: Bring Your Own Pumpkin! for families with grades K-12

Friday, October 8

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

You bring the pumpkin, we’ll bring the paint!

Caregivers & children in grades K-12 are invited to come as a family to an outdoor painting event on the library lawn! Bring an old picnic blanket you don’t mind getting messy (so you have somewhere to sit) & bring your own pumpkin. Then choose a socially distant spot to set up on the lawn & we’ll provide the paint! Weather permitting, we’ll be outside with music & paint supplies so your family can decorate your pumpkin! In case of inclement weather, event will be postponed to Saturday, October 16. Space is limited & signup is required for this event.

To help keep families safe, please remember that sign up and masks will be required to attend all in-person events @ Blackstone Youth Services. Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. If you are sick, please do not attend, just let Miss Carly know you’ll miss the event.

We can’t wait to see you @ the library! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

This program was made possible by the Friends of the Blackstone Memorial Library

Library Closed for Columbus Day

Monday, October 11

All Day

Tuesdays are for Twos! Storytime for ages 2-3

Tuesdays are for Twos! Storytime for ages 2-3

Tuesday, October 12

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Children & their caregivers are invited to sign up for an hour-long program of singing, dancing, rhyming & stories! Each week will be something new along with your old favorites.

To help keep families safe, please remember that sign up and masks will be required to attend all in-person events @ Blackstone Youth Services. If you’re not able to join us for an in-person storytime, a virtual storytime is also available at 11am. Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. If you are sick, please do not attend, just let Miss Carly know you’ll miss the event.

We can’t wait to see you @ the library! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Online Tuesdays are for Twos! Storytime for ages 2-3

Online Tuesdays are for Twos! Storytime for ages 2-3

Tuesday, October 12

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A virtual storytime for children ages 2-3!

If you aren’t able to join us in person, you’re still invited for an hour-long program of singing, dancing, music & stories…virtually! All you need is a computer, tablet, or phone & an internet connection to join the fun. Signup is required for each event. Each week will be something new along with your old favorites.

Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. We can’t wait to see you soon! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Math Matters for grades K-2

Math Matters for grades K-2

Tuesday, October 12

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Join us on a mathematical journey through picture books for grades K-2

Math doesn’t have to be scary! Join us on a mathematical journey through picture books as we explore topics like: measurement, geometry, fractions and more. These sessions will be jam packed with hands-on learning and real world implications so that we can spice up mathematical concepts.

To help keep families safe, please remember that sign up and masks will be required to attend all in-person events @ Blackstone Youth Services. If you’re not able to join us for an in-person storytime, a virtual storytime is also available at 11am. Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. If you are sick, please do not attend, just let Miss Carly know you’ll miss the event.

We can’t wait to see you @ the library! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Stories & Music for babies through 24 months

Stories & Music for babies through 24 months

Wednesday, October 13

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Babies & their caregivers are invited to sign up for a gentle storytime of rhyming, movement & song.

To help keep families safe, please remember that sign up and masks will be required to attend all in-person events @ Blackstone Youth Services. If you’re not able to join us for an in-person storytime, a virtual storytime is also available at 11am. Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. If you are sick, please do not attend, just let Miss Carly know you’ll miss the event.

We can’t wait to see you @ the library! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Online Stories & Music for babies through 24 months

Online Stories & Music for babies through 24 months

Wednesday, October 13

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A virtual storytime for babies up to 24 months!

If you aren’t able to join us in person, you’re still invited for an hour-long, gentle program of rhyming, movement & song…virtually! All you need is a computer, tablet, or phone & an internet connection to join the fun. Signup is required for each event.

Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. We can’t wait to see you soon! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Online Video Stories for children through age 5

Online Video Stories for children through age 5

Friday, October 15

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A virtual storytime featuring movies, music & more! For children through age 5.

We’re saving Fridays for a special, virtual event that features songs, hand rhymes, & a video story we can all share on the screen! All you need is a computer, tablet, or phone & an internet connection to join the fun. Signup is required for each event.

Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. We can’t wait to see you soon! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Stories Alive for Ages 3-5

Stories Alive for Ages 3-5

Monday, October 18

10:00 am - 11:00 am

A live, in-person storytime for children ages 3-5!

Children & their caregivers are invited to sign up for an hour-long program of singing, dancing, rhyming & stories! Each week will be something new along with your old favorites.

To help keep families safe, please remember that sign up and masks will be required to attend all in-person events @ Blackstone Youth Services. If you’re not able to join us for an in-person storytime, a virtual storytime is also available at 11am. Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. If you are sick, please do not attend, just let Miss Carly know you’ll miss the event.

We can’t wait to see you @ the library! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Online Stories Alive for Ages 3-5

Online Stories Alive for Ages 3-5

Monday, October 18

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A virtual storytime for children ages 3-5!

If you aren’t able to join us in person, you’re still invited for an hour-long program of singing, dancing, rhyming & stories…virtually! All you need is a computer, tablet, or phone & an internet connection to join the fun. Signup is required for each event. Each week will be something new along with your old favorites.

Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. We can’t wait to see you soon! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

 

Tuesdays are for Twos! Storytime for ages 2-3

Tuesdays are for Twos! Storytime for ages 2-3

Tuesday, October 19

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Children & their caregivers are invited to sign up for an hour-long program of singing, dancing, rhyming & stories! Each week will be something new along with your old favorites.

To help keep families safe, please remember that sign up and masks will be required to attend all in-person events @ Blackstone Youth Services. If you’re not able to join us for an in-person storytime, a virtual storytime is also available at 11am. Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. If you are sick, please do not attend, just let Miss Carly know you’ll miss the event.

We can’t wait to see you @ the library! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Online Tuesdays are for Twos! Storytime for ages 2-3

Online Tuesdays are for Twos! Storytime for ages 2-3

Tuesday, October 19

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A virtual storytime for children ages 2-3!

If you aren’t able to join us in person, you’re still invited for an hour-long program of singing, dancing, music & stories…virtually! All you need is a computer, tablet, or phone & an internet connection to join the fun. Signup is required for each event. Each week will be something new along with your old favorites.

Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. We can’t wait to see you soon! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Stories & Music for babies through 24 months

Stories & Music for babies through 24 months

Wednesday, October 20

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Babies & their caregivers are invited to sign up for a gentle storytime of rhyming, movement & song.

To help keep families safe, please remember that sign up and masks will be required to attend all in-person events @ Blackstone Youth Services. If you’re not able to join us for an in-person storytime, a virtual storytime is also available at 11am. Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. If you are sick, please do not attend, just let Miss Carly know you’ll miss the event.

We can’t wait to see you @ the library! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Online Stories & Music for babies through 24 months

Online Stories & Music for babies through 24 months

Wednesday, October 20

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A virtual storytime for babies up to 24 months!

If you aren’t able to join us in person, you’re still invited for an hour-long, gentle program of rhyming, movement & song…virtually! All you need is a computer, tablet, or phone & an internet connection to join the fun. Signup is required for each event.

Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. We can’t wait to see you soon! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Online Video Stories for children through age 5

Online Video Stories for children through age 5

Friday, October 22

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A virtual storytime featuring movies, music & more! For children through age 5.

We’re saving Fridays for a special, virtual event that features songs, hand rhymes, & a video story we can all share on the screen! All you need is a computer, tablet, or phone & an internet connection to join the fun. Signup is required for each event.

Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. We can’t wait to see you soon! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Stories Alive for Ages 3-5

Stories Alive for Ages 3-5

Monday, October 25

10:00 am - 11:00 am

A live, in-person storytime for children ages 3-5!

Children & their caregivers are invited to sign up for an hour-long program of singing, dancing, rhyming & stories! Each week will be something new along with your old favorites.

To help keep families safe, please remember that sign up and masks will be required to attend all in-person events @ Blackstone Youth Services. If you’re not able to join us for an in-person storytime, a virtual storytime is also available at 11am. Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. If you are sick, please do not attend, just let Miss Carly know you’ll miss the event.

We can’t wait to see you @ the library! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Online Stories Alive for Ages 3-5

Online Stories Alive for Ages 3-5

Monday, October 25

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A virtual storytime for children ages 3-5!

If you aren’t able to join us in person, you’re still invited for an hour-long program of singing, dancing, rhyming & stories…virtually! All you need is a computer, tablet, or phone & an internet connection to join the fun. Signup is required for each event. Each week will be something new along with your old favorites.

Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. We can’t wait to see you soon! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

 

Tuesdays are for Twos! Storytime for ages 2-3

Tuesdays are for Twos! Storytime for ages 2-3

Tuesday, October 26

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Children & their caregivers are invited to sign up for an hour-long program of singing, dancing, rhyming & stories! Each week will be something new along with your old favorites.

To help keep families safe, please remember that sign up and masks will be required to attend all in-person events @ Blackstone Youth Services. If you’re not able to join us for an in-person storytime, a virtual storytime is also available at 11am. Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. If you are sick, please do not attend, just let Miss Carly know you’ll miss the event.

We can’t wait to see you @ the library! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Online Tuesdays are for Twos! Storytime for ages 2-3

Online Tuesdays are for Twos! Storytime for ages 2-3

Tuesday, October 26

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A virtual storytime for children ages 2-3!

If you aren’t able to join us in person, you’re still invited for an hour-long program of singing, dancing, music & stories…virtually! All you need is a computer, tablet, or phone & an internet connection to join the fun. Signup is required for each event. Each week will be something new along with your old favorites.

Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. We can’t wait to see you soon! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Stories & Music for babies through 24 months

Stories & Music for babies through 24 months

Wednesday, October 27

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Babies & their caregivers are invited to sign up for a gentle storytime of rhyming, movement & song.

To help keep families safe, please remember that sign up and masks will be required to attend all in-person events @ Blackstone Youth Services. If you’re not able to join us for an in-person storytime, a virtual storytime is also available at 11am. Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. If you are sick, please do not attend, just let Miss Carly know you’ll miss the event.

We can’t wait to see you @ the library! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

Online Stories & Music for babies through 24 months

Online Stories & Music for babies through 24 months

Wednesday, October 27

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A virtual storytime for babies up to 24 months!

If you aren’t able to join us in person, you’re still invited for an hour-long, gentle program of rhyming, movement & song…virtually! All you need is a computer, tablet, or phone & an internet connection to join the fun. Signup is required for each event.

Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. We can’t wait to see you soon! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

STEAM Punk’d for grades K-4

STEAM Punk’d for grades K-4

Wednesday, October 27

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A monthly project that explores Science Technology Engineering Arts & Math

If you love Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math, then boy do we have the program for you! Wear your wildest steampunk outfit & join us on your Early Release Days for a monthly event that explores different elements of STEAM education. Kits will be available to pick up in-person the week of each event. Complete your project on your own or join Miss Carly virtually at 3:30 PM to experiment together!

To help keep families safe, we’re offering a variety of in-person & virtual events this fall @ Blackstone Teen Services. Space is limited & a waiting list will open when each event is full. Please be respectful of limited space & only sign up for events you can attend. We can’t wait to see you soon & explore the world of STEAM together! To sign up for this and other children’s events, visit our Youth Services Events Sign Up Page Here.

This program was made possible by the Friends of the Blackstone Memorial Library