Kids Events

Getting into Nature: Take and Make for Adults, Teens and Kids

Getting into Nature: Take and Make for Adults, Teens and Kids

Wednesday, July 28

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

This summer, we’re getting back to basics with a series of Take-and-Makes for all ages! On the last Wednesday of every month, Blackstone Library will drop a different nature-based craft, brought to you through our new crafting resource, CreativeBug. Those interested are welcome to pick-up a Take and Make bag filled with the necessary materials in the Youth Services Department (please note: to help keep our littles safe, masks are required when entering Youth Services). Grab a kit, then watch the video on CreativeBug at your leisure to make your own nature-themed craft!

Registration for this activity is not required but pick-up will be on a first-come, first-served basis. To help us share this craft with as many people as possible, we ask that you please take one kit per family–there is plenty to do in each kit! Kits will be available while supplies last, and are made possible by The Friends of The James Blackstone Memorial Library.

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday, July 28

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Lyman Hall Presents: Timber’s Story – The Life of a Dog (All Ages Welcome)

Thursday, July 29

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What is Lyman Hall Presents? This summer, Lyman Hall High School students are showing off their animal knowledge in a series of all-ages programs at Blackstone Library, to teach us what they know! While the focus will be on presenting information for children and teens, parents, grandparents, and learners of all ages are welcome to join us, as well!

All About Dogs: Have you ever wondered what life looks like from a dog’s perspective? Join Miss Sarah and special guest presenters, Renee and Olivia from Lyman Hall High School, to find out! We’ll watch a video presentation about Timber’s life, discuss her family tree, and learn what makes having a dog so special. Presentation will be followed by a live Q & A. Registration is required to receive a meeting link. Open to all ages.

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Friday, July 30

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10:30AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual reading and watching.

Please know that we are looking forward to sharing some of our favorite picture books with you.

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday, August 2

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

So, That's How You Make Ice Cream: A Farm/Creamery Tour (K thru 4)

So, That’s How You Make Ice Cream: A Farm/Creamery Tour (K thru 4)

Tuesday, August 3

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Now, this is a virtual program you do not want to miss! Arethusa Farm Dairy will be giving a tour of their facilities. Participants will learn how their cows create milk which then becomes cream, so that you can eat your favorite ice cream! This well known creamery located in Litchfield, CT has grown into a fully functioning farm, creamery with a restaurant on site along with various scoop locations and their ice cream is available in multiple markets. So, bring all your questions about farming, ice cream and more! It’s time to learn about the creamery process from start to finish. Click here to register.

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday, August 4

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Friday, August 6

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10:30AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual reading and watching.

Please know that we are looking forward to sharing some of our favorite picture books with you.

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday, August 9

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday, August 11

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Lyman Hall Presents: Pet Mice for Beginners (All Ages Welcome)

Thursday, August 12

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

What is Lyman Hall Presents? This summer, Lyman Hall High School students are showing off their animal knowledge in a series of all-ages programs at Blackstone Library, to teach us what they know! While the focus will be on presenting information for children and teens, parents, grandparents, and learners of all ages are welcome to join us, as well!

All About Pet Mice: Have you ever wondered what it’s like to own pet mice? Join Miss Sarah and special guest presenter, Angel from Lyman Hall High School, to find out! We’ll learn all about the requirements for owning pet mice and keeping them happy and safe, including: housing, nutrition, and how mice play! Plus we’ll meet Angel’s pet mice! Registration is required to receive a meeting link. Open to all ages.

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Friday, August 13

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10:30AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual reading and watching.

Please know that we are looking forward to sharing some of our favorite picture books with you.

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday, August 16

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

What Does A Therapy Dog Do: Presented by Nancy Evans - A Pet Partners Volunteers (K-4)

What Does A Therapy Dog Do: Presented by Nancy Evans – A Pet Partners Volunteers (K-4)

Monday, August 16

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ever wonder what it takes to be a therapy animal? What kind of tests do they need to pass? Should they be a certain temperament? And, if they do pass, where do they provide support and how do they make a difference?

Nancy Evans, a Pet Partners volunteer, has 2 therapy certified dogs that heighten the physical, social and emotional outlook of humans they come in contact with. So, sign up to learn more about the process, plus you get to meet her two adorable dogs. Questions are welcome. Click here to register.

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday, August 18

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Lyman Hall Presents: Pet Hamsters for Beginners (All Ages Welcome)

Thursday, August 19

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

What is Lyman Hall Presents? This summer, Lyman Hall High School students are showing off their animal knowledge in a series of all-ages programs at Blackstone Library, to teach us what they know! While the focus will be on presenting information for children and teens, parents, grandparents, and learners of all ages are welcome to join us, as well!

All About Hamsters: Have you ever wondered what it’s like to own a hamster? Join Miss Sarah and special guest presenter, Angel from Lyman Hall High School, to find out! We’ll learn all about the requirements for owning pet hamsters and keeping them happy and safe, including: housing, nutrition, and how hamsters play! Plus we’ll meet Angel’s pet hamsters!  Registration is required to receive a meeting link. Open to all ages.

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Friday, August 20

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10:30AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual reading and watching.

Please know that we are looking forward to sharing some of our favorite picture books with you.

Getting into Nature: Take and Make for Adults, Teens and Kids

Getting into Nature: Take and Make for Adults, Teens and Kids

Wednesday, August 25

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

This summer, we’re getting back to basics with a series of Take-and-Makes for all ages! On the last Wednesday of every month, Blackstone Library will drop a different nature-based craft, brought to you through our new crafting resource, CreativeBug. Those interested are welcome to pick-up a Take and Make bag filled with the necessary materials in the Youth Services Department (please note: to help keep our littles safe, masks are required when entering Youth Services). Grab a kit, then watch the video on CreativeBug at your leisure to make your own nature-themed craft!

Registration for this activity is not required but pick-up will be on a first-come, first-served basis. To help us share this craft with as many people as possible, we ask that you please take one kit per family–there is plenty to do in each kit! Kits will be available while supplies last, and are made possible by The Friends of The James Blackstone Memorial Library.

Library Closed for Labor Day

Monday, September 6

All Day