Saturday, February 7, 2009

Upcoming Events at NH Public Library

Free programs for children at the New Haven Free Public Library (MAIN location only). All events and program supplies are free. 2nd Floor Children’s Room.
New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street. Call 946-8129 for more info.


Puppet Show!
Wednesday, February 18 at 4:00pm
Celebrate Black History month with our adaptation of The Talking Eggs: A Folktale from the American South by Robert San Souci. In this story, kind Blanche, following the instructions of an old woman, gains riches, while her greedy sister makes fun of the old woman and is duly rewarded. Fun and laughter for all ages!

***SPECIAL programs cosponsored by CT Humanities Council***

BOOK DISCUSSION 1: Reservation is required (target age 7-10) call today 946-8129

Remaining sessions: all sessions 4:00p.m.
Session 2: Thursday, February 19th
Session 3; Thursday, March 19th
Session 4: Thursday, April 23rd

Book Voyagers: Well explore the theme of turning obstacles into opportunity, problem-solving, and optimism. 4 sessions 2 books per session. Books are available for checkout at the Main location at the NHFPL.

All books discussed: Arnold Lobel, Ming Lo Moves the Moutain; Harriet Rhomer, Uncle Nacho's Hat;Albert Blanco, Angel's Kite; Pete Seeger, Abiyoyo; Pete Seeger, Abiyoyo Returns; William Steig, Sylvester & The Magic Pebbles; Baba Wague Diakite, The Hatseller and the Monkeys; Margot Zemach, It Could Always be Worse

BOOK DISCUSSION 2: (reservation required target age 8-12 call today 946-8129)

Tuesday, February 17th at 4:00pm
The Giver By Lois Lowry
Discussion Leader: Jeanne Lawrence, Library Media Specialist

The Giver by Lois Lowry was the winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal, Lois Lowrys novel The Giver centers on 12-year-old Jonas who lives in a seemingly ideal world with no poverty, no crime, no sickness, no unemployment, and where every family is happy. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memories does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community.


A. Stay and Play Storytime. Tuesdays and Thursdays. At 11am. For infants/toddlers (ages 0-3 years) with caregiver. Music, rhyme, puppets, books, and playtime.

B. Chess Club, instruction and play ages 6-16. Mondays at 4:00pm.

C. Family Fun, Saturdays at 11:00a.m. Join us for stories, fingerplays and crafts! For Children ages 1-6 years and their families.

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