Spring Programs Infants – 3rd Grade

All programs require registration. Click any program to sign up or email Robyn at rrivero@oxfordlib.org or call 203-888-6944

Every Wednesday at 10am “Baby Time!”
Recommended for friends who are still practicing tummy time up to friends just starting to walk. Baby Time is very focused on interaction between the adult and baby attending! Baby Time will be held outside, weather permitting. Click a date to sign up for that week:
4/13 4/20 4/27  5/11     5/18     5/25
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All Ages Story Time—Every Thursday at 5:30pm / Every Friday at 11am
No Story Time 5/12—Special visitor coming!
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for the whole family! Story Time will be held outside, weather permitting.
Click a date to sign up for that week:
Thursdays: 4/7 4/14 4/21 4/28  5/5     5/19     5/26
Fridays: 4/8 4/22 4/29  5/6     5/13     5/20     5/27

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Every Friday at 10am “Toddler Time!”
Toddler Time is also about interaction and movement! Interactive stories, lots of dancing, lots of games! Perfect for high energy kiddos! Toddler Time will be held outside, weather permitting. Click a date to sign up for that week:
4/1 4/8 4/22 4/29
 5/6     5/13     5/20     5/27
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Elementary Book Club (Ages 5—9)
Sat. 4/2 from 1pm-1:45pm
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LEGO Challenge—Tues. 4/5 at 4pm
Join us to work on this month’s challenge, which is to build an item, scene, or character from your favorite book!
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**Special Visitor! “Sing Me a Fairy Tale” with Michele Urban (Ages 0-7, older siblings welcome!)
Sat. 4/9 from 10am—11:15am
Sing me a Fairy Tale is a musical storytelling series where classic fairy tale stories are retold with music, interactive singing & dancing, imaginative rhythm activities and rhythm instruments, enabling children and parents to creatively explore the variety of themes in a new and exciting way. 
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Special Visitor! “Outdoor Discovery” with White Memorial (Ages 5+)
Weds. 4/13 at 11am
The professionals from White Memorial will lead participants in several fun physical activities, including a seek-and-find mission to spy natural items, from cones to acorns to feathers to live critters! Participants will truly get to be immersed in their outdoor environment, wherever it is, while learning some fun facts and ID tips about the natural items all around them.
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STEM Challenge All Ages (Suggested for 4 and up) – Tues. 4/19 at 4pm
We will be trying to build the tallest tower possible with a variety of materials and designs.
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LEGO Challenge—Tues. 5/3 from 4pm-5pm
Join us to work on this month’s challenge, which is to build a boat that floats!
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ProgramCharacters from Colonial Connecticut
Date/Time: Sat. May 7th at 10am (In-Person Only)
Audience: Ages 8 – 12
Details: After a short introduction from the CT Historical Society, students work in teams of 4-5 to learn about a character from colonial Connecticut, such as a tinsmith, tavern keeper, Patriot soldier, enslaved person, or Woodland Indian trader. Each group explores one “identity box,” handling reproduction artifacts, practicing close observation skills, and completing a series of activities related to their character’s life.
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ProgramOn the Move: Immigration and Migration to Connecticut
Date/Time: Sat. May 14th at 10am (In-Person Only)
Audience: Ages 8 – 12
Details: Visitors from the CT Historical Society introduce students to a variety of 20th century stories about moving to Connecticut. An introductory game of chance looks at the difficult choices and conditions faced by immigrants throughout history. Students then work in teams to examine artifacts from “immigration trunks” and uncover many different family stories about moving to Connecticut.
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Program: STEM Challenge
Date/Time: Thurs. 5/19 from 4pm-5pm
Details: We will be experimenting with layering and blending color to creating blooming flower art
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ProgramLittle Life Lessons
Date/Time: Sat. May 28th at 12pm (In-Person Only)
Audience: Ages 5+
Details: Travel back 1000 years to the Eastern Woodlands! Educators from the Institute for American Indian Studies will bring the museum experience to your class with images, tools and natural materials. Your students will learn about village life through handling replicated items and furs and get the chance to pick stories from a traditional rabbit bag. These Native American stories teach children today how moral lessons were passed through generations before fables were written in books.
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ProgramAuthor Talk with Dana Meachen Rau
Date/Time: Weds. June 22nd at 1pm (In-Person Only)
Audience: Ages 7 – 11 (or any child or educator who has enjoyed the “Who Was?” biography series!)
Details: This program will engage students in the process from idea to bound book, focusing on biographies, specifically the Who Was Biography series. We will discuss the role of the author, including getting ideas, research techniques, development of plot, and the important task of rewriting. Then we will cover the roles of other hands in the process, such as the illustrator, editor, designer, and printer.
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ProgramRock Your World – a music program for kids!
Date/Time: Friday July 15th at 10:30am (In-Person Only)
Audience: Ages 0 – 8
Details: Armelle Gloaguen, award-winning artist and educator, is an experienced teacher and an accomplished singer, songwriter and guitarist. Join us for an educational multicultural music show featuring an eclectic mix of new and traditional favorites from all the over the world. Explore rhythm, ear training, singing, dancing, and a variety of never-seen-before instruments.