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   Monday, February 6, 2023
10:00 AM -
Little Adventurers - In person
Event Location: Children's Program Room/Zoom
Contact: S. Prattson   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Mondays February 6 & 13 @10 AM (Indoors)
Mondays February 6 & 13 @ 2 PM (Virtual)
Geared to 3 – 5-year old’s

 
Join Miss Sarah for some preschool fun with stories, songs and activities. Adults will be required to stay with their child and masks are encouraged.  
A take away craft will be available after the event.  

Register Online @
Indoors: https://bit.ly/SWPLLAFEB2023
Virtual: https://bit.ly/SWPLLAFEB23VIRTUAL

 



2:00 PM -
Little Adventurers - Virtual
Event Location: Children's Program Room/Zoom
Contact: S. Prattson   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Mondays February 6 & 13 @10 AM (Indoors)
Mondays February 6 & 13 @ 2 PM (Virtual)
Geared to 3 – 5-year old’s

 
Join Miss Sarah for some preschool fun with stories, songs and activities. Adults will be required to stay with their child and masks are encouraged.  
A take away craft will be available after the event.  

Register Online @
Indoors: https://bit.ly/SWPLLAFEB2023
Virtual: https://bit.ly/SWPLLAFEB23VIRTUAL

 



   Tuesday, February 7, 2023
2:00 PM -
Little Explorers Instrument Edition
Event Location: Virtual
Contact: S. Prattson   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
February 7th
Tuesday @ 2 PM (video)
Tuesday @ 10 AM (craft packet)
Via Facebook & YouTube & Craft Table
Geared to Ages 3-5

 
Join Miss Sarah for a quick make your own musical instrument out of household items to use in the Little Explorers Seasons Edition storytimes for February.  
Looking for the supplies? Stop by the library after 10 AM to grab a prepackaged kit or call for curbside while supplies last.   



4:45 PM -
SuperStar Readers
Event Location: Children's Program Room/Zoom
Contact: S. Prattson   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Tuesday February 7 @ 4:45 PM (Zoom)
Thursday February 23 @ 4:45 PM (Zoom)
Encore: Saturday February 11 @ 2 PM (In person)
Via Zoom, encore in person
Geared to 1 - 3 Graders

 
Join Miss Sarah for a lively book discussion on the first book of an early chapter book series. A takeaway craft and sequels will be available for pickup after the meeting.  Meetings are every two weeks alternating between Tuesday and Thursday with a repeat of one book on a Saturday. 
For the first meeting (Tuesday) we'll read The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  
For the second meeting (Thursday) we will read Appleblossom the Possum by Holly Sloan.   
The Saturday Encore title is Didi Dodo: Recipe for Disaster by tom Angelberger.

Register Online @
Superstar Session 1: https://bit.ly/SWPLWildRobot
Superstar Session 2: https://bit.ly/SWPLAppleblossom
Superstar Encore: https://bit.ly/SWPLDidiDodoEncore

 



   Wednesday, February 8, 2023
10:00 AM -
Grab & Go Crafts (K-5)
Event Location: Children's Department
Contact: S. Prattson   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Wednesday February 8th @ 10AM
SWPL Craft Corner
Grades Pre-K - 5


Stop by the library or call for curbside pickup of a special craft. Available while supplies last.



   Thursday, February 9, 2023
10:00 AM -
February Family Stories
Event Location: Friend's Room
Contact: D. Newbury   860-644-5404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
Join us for winter stories, silly songs, crafts and parachute play.
Children of all ages and their caregiver welcome! Registration begins Jan. 30th at 10am @ http://bit.ly/SWPLfebfam



6:30 PM -
Family Game Night
Event Location: Children's Program Room
Contact: S. Prattson   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Thursday February 9th @ 6:30PM to 7:30PM
Ages 8 and Up


Join us for and hour of board games and tabletop family fun! Play some games provided or bring your own to share!
A caregiver 
MUST remain in the department for the duration of this program.

Register Online @ https://bit.ly/SWPLfamilygame




2:00 PM -
Animal Explorers
Event Location: Virtual
Contact: S. Prattson   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Animal Explorers
Thursdays at 2 PM
February 9, 16 & 23
Via Facebook & YouTube
Geared to three - five-year old’s
Craft Packets: February 9 at 10 AM via craft table
 
Join Miss Sarah for a short storytime exploring a new animal each week.   We'll read a silly story, a true story and sing a song.  Craft packets to supplement the program will be available at 10 AM February 9.



   Saturday, February 11, 2023
2:00 PM -
SuperStar Readers
Event Location: Children's Program Room/Zoom
Contact: S. Prattson   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Tuesday February 7 @ 4:45 PM (Zoom)
Thursday February 23 @ 4:45 PM (Zoom)
Encore: Saturday February 11 @ 2 PM (In person)
Via Zoom, encore in person
Geared to 1 - 3 Graders

 
Join Miss Sarah for a lively book discussion on the first book of an early chapter book series. A takeaway craft and sequels will be available for pickup after the meeting.  Meetings are every two weeks alternating between Tuesday and Thursday with a repeat of one book on a Saturday. 
For the first meeting (Tuesday) we'll read The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  
For the second meeting (Thursday) we will read Appleblossom the Possum by Holly Sloan.   
The Saturday Encore title is Didi Dodo: Recipe for Disaster by tom Angelberger.

Register Online @
Superstar Session 1: https://bit.ly/SWPLWildRobot
Superstar Session 2: https://bit.ly/SWPLAppleblossom
Superstar Encore: https://bit.ly/SWPLDidiDodoEncore

 



10:00 AM -
Little Readers: Picture Book Club
Event Location: children's Program Room
Contact: S. Prattson   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info

Saturday February 11th @ 10AM
Geared to Grades K-1


Join Miss Sarah in a new book club to explore some of our favorite picture books. We'll be talking about the book and do a craft afterwards! 
This session we are reading 
We Don't Eat our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins.

Register Online @ https://bit.ly/SWPLClassmates




   Monday, February 13, 2023
10:00 AM -
Little Adventurers - In person
Event Location: Children's Program Room/Zoom
Contact: S. Prattson   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Mondays February 6 & 13 @10 AM (Indoors)
Mondays February 6 & 13 @ 2 PM (Virtual)
Geared to 3 – 5-year old’s

 
Join Miss Sarah for some preschool fun with stories, songs and activities. Adults will be required to stay with their child and masks are encouraged.  
A take away craft will be available after the event.  

Register Online @
Indoors: 
https://bit.ly/SWPLLAFEB2023
Virtual: https://bit.ly/SWPLLAFEB23VIRTUAL

 



2:00 PM -
Little Adventurers - Virtual
Event Location: Children's Program Room/Zoom
Contact: S. Prattson   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Mondays February 6 & 13 @10 AM (Indoors)
Mondays February 6 & 13 @ 2 PM (Virtual)
Geared to 3 – 5-year old’s

 
Join Miss Sarah for some preschool fun with stories, songs and activities. Adults will be required to stay with their child and masks are encouraged.  
A take away craft will be available after the event.  

Register Online @
Indoors: https://bit.ly/SWPLLAFEB2023
Virtual: https://bit.ly/SWPLLAFEB23VIRTUAL



   Tuesday, February 14, 2023
2:00 PM -
Cookin' the Books
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: Audrey Breen   860-644-1541
abreen@libraryconnection.info
Join the new Book Club, a COOKbook Club! Cookin' the Books will be discussing the book Sally's Candy Addiction by Sally McKenney. Pick your copy up at the Circulation Desk.


2:00 PM -
Little Explorers Seasons Edition
Event Location: virtual
Contact: S. Prattson   960-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Little Explorers Seasons Edition & Craft Packet
Tuesdays at 2 PM
February 14, 21, & 28
Via Facebook & YouTube and craft table
Geared to three - five-year old’s
Crafts for the month - 10 AM February 14 via craft table
 
This month Miss Sarah is exploring the seasons.   Join her Tuesdays at 2 PM for a different theme associated with the seasons of the year each week along with songs, books, and activities.  Videos go live on Tuesday but remain on the Facebook & YouTube pages for the week.    Craft packets to accompany the storytime will be available at the library for pickup or curbside.   The packet contains a craft for each storytime in the month of February.



   Wednesday, February 15, 2023
6:30 PM -
Teen Advisory Group Meeting
Event Location: Children's Department
Contact: D. Newbury   860-644-5404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
7th-12th grade volunteers are welcome to join the Teen Advisory Group of South Windsor Public Library.  This group of teens help the staff with teen programs, volunteering and work on the summer reading program.  We meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm.  Our meetings will continue thru the school year. 

Register @ https://bit.ly/SWPLtag



   Thursday, February 16, 2023
10:00 AM -
February Family Stories
Event Location: Friend's Room
Contact: D. Newbury   860-644-5404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
 
Join us for winter stories, silly songs, crafts and parachute play.
Children of all ages and their caregiver welcome! Registration begins Jan. 30th at 10am @ http://bit.ly/SWPLfebfam
 



2:00 PM -
Animal Explorers
Event Location: Virtual
Contact: S. Prattson   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Animal Explorers
Thursdays at 2 PM
February 9, 16 & 23
Via Facebook & YouTube
Geared to three - five-year old’s
Craft Packets: February 9 at 10 AM via craft table
 
Join Miss Sarah for a short storytime exploring a new animal each week.   We'll read a silly story, a true story and sing a song.  Craft packets to supplement the program will be available at 10 AM February 9.



   Saturday, February 18, 2023
7:00 PM -
Winter Pops: Deirdre McMorrow & Paul Pender
Event Location: Second Floor
Contact: Mary Etter   860-644-1541
metter@libraryconnection.info
Join traditional fiddler Deirdre McMorrow (Formerly a member of the New York band Bangers and Mash) and guitarist/songwriter Paul Pender (of the Old Dublin Pub in Wallingford) in an evening of Celtic music old and new, just in time to bring out the Irish in everyone prior to St. Patrick's Day. Only one of the musicians came from the Auld Sod-- a lucky coin awaits if you can guess which one!


   Tuesday, February 21, 2023
6:30 PM -
C!C!C! Candle Pouring
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: Audrey Breen   860-644-1541
abreen@libraryconnection.info
Join us pouring a candle under the guidance of Aija from All Love Candles. Registration is required and will begin February 1st at 12:30 at https://bit.ly/ccccandlepouring or by calling 860-644-1541 or emailing abreen@libraryconnection.info.


2:00 PM -
Little Explorers Seasons Edition
Event Location: virtual
Contact: S. Prattson   960-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Little Explorers Seasons Edition & Craft Packet
Tuesdays at 2 PM
February 14, 21, & 28
Via Facebook & YouTube and craft table
Geared to three - five-year old’s
Crafts for the month - 10 AM February 14 via craft table
 
This month Miss Sarah is exploring the seasons.   Join her Tuesdays at 2 PM for a different theme associated with the seasons of the year each week along with songs, books, and activities.  Videos go live on Tuesday but remain on the Facebook & YouTube pages for the week.    Craft packets to accompany the storytime will be available at the library for pickup or curbside.   The packet contains a craft for each storytime in the month of February.



   Wednesday, February 22, 2023
6:30 PM -
Teen Game Night
Event Location: Children's Department
Contact: D. Newbury   860-644-5404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
   Challenge yourself on "Game Night"  and win Prizes!   Bingo, Trivia and Pictionary!  For students in 6-12th grade.
Register starting Jan. 30th at 10am @ 
http://bit.ly/SWPLteengame



4:30 PM -
Not Your Average Book Club
Event Location: virtual (Zoom)
Contact: S. Prattson   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Not Your Average Book Club
Wednesday at 4:30 PM
February 1 & 22
Via Zoom
Geared to 4-6 Graders
 
Join Miss Sarah for a lively book discussion.   This month we are reading Book Scavenger by Jennifer Bertman for our first meeting.   For the second meeting we will discuss Elizabeth & Zenobia by Jessica Miller.   We'll pick a future read at the end of the meeting.   
https://bit.ly/SWPLBookScavenger
 
https://bit.ly/SWPLElizabethandZenobia



   Thursday, February 23, 2023
10:00 AM -
February Family Stories
Event Location: Friend's Room
Contact: D. Newbury   860-644-5404
dnewbury@libraryconnection.info
 
Join us for winter stories, silly songs, crafts and parachute play.
Children of all ages and their caregiver welcome! Registration begins Jan. 30th at 10am @ http://bit.ly/SWPLfebfam
 



4:45 PM -
SuperStar Readers
Event Location: Children's Program Room/Zoom
Contact: S. Prattson   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Tuesday February 7 @ 4:45 PM (Zoom)
Thursday February 23 @ 4:45 PM (Zoom)
Encore: Saturday February 11 @ 2 PM (In person)
Via Zoom, encore in person
Geared to 1 - 3 Graders

 
Join Miss Sarah for a lively book discussion on the first book of an early chapter book series. A takeaway craft and sequels will be available for pickup after the meeting.  Meetings are every two weeks alternating between Tuesday and Thursday with a repeat of one book on a Saturday. 
For the first meeting (Tuesday) we'll read The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  
For the second meeting (Thursday) we will read Appleblossom the Possum by Holly Sloan.   
The Saturday Encore title is Didi Dodo: Recipe for Disaster by tom Angelberger.

Register Online @
Superstar Session 1: https://bit.ly/SWPLWildRobot
Superstar Session 2: https://bit.ly/SWPLAppleblossom
Superstar Encore: https://bit.ly/SWPLDidiDodoEncore

 



2:00 PM -
Animal Explorers
Event Location: Virtual
Contact: S. Prattson   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Animal Explorers
Thursdays at 2 PM
February 9, 16 & 23
Via Facebook & YouTube
Geared to three - five-year old’s
Craft Packets: February 9 at 10 AM via craft table
 
Join Miss Sarah for a short storytime exploring a new animal each week.   We'll read a silly story, a true story and sing a song.  Craft packets to supplement the program will be available at 10 AM February 9.



   Saturday, February 25, 2023
10:00 AM -
Crafty Cooking with Chef Erica
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: S. Prattson   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Crafty Cooking with Chef Erica
Join Chef Erica from Chartwells/SWPS for a crafting adventure.  This month we will read a themed book and a mix up a healthy snack.

Geared toward kids in grades K - 5.

This program meets February 25 @ 10 AM in the Friends program room.
 
Registration required
 
https://bit.ly/SWPLCraftyCookingFeb23



   Tuesday, February 28, 2023
2:00 PM -
Little Explorers Seasons Edition
Event Location: virtual
Contact: S. Prattson   960-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Little Explorers Seasons Edition & Craft Packet
Tuesdays at 2 PM
February 14, 21, & 28
Via Facebook & YouTube and craft table
Geared to three - five-year old’s
Crafts for the month - 10 AM February 14 via craft table
 
This month Miss Sarah is exploring the seasons.   Join her Tuesdays at 2 PM for a different theme associated with the seasons of the year each week along with songs, books, and activities.  Videos go live on Tuesday but remain on the Facebook & YouTube pages for the week.    Craft packets to accompany the storytime will be available at the library for pickup or curbside.   The packet contains a craft for each storytime in the month of February.



5:30 PM -
Nutmeg Book Review
Event Location: Children's Program Room/Zoom
Contact: S. Prattson   860-644-5404
sprattson@libraryconnection.info
Nutmeg Book Review
Tuesday at 5:30 PM
February 28
Via Zoom and in person
Geared to 4-6 Graders
 
Join Miss Sarah for a lively book discussion on one of the 2023 Intermediate Nutmeg titles.   This month we will read Katie the Catsitter by Colleen Venable.
 
https://bit.ly/SWPLKatieCatsitter



   Wednesday, September 27, 2023
7:00 PM -
Mohegan Culture! Drums! Dance! More!
Event Location: Friends Room
Contact: Audrey Breen   860-644-1541
abreen@libraryconnection.info
November is Indigenous Peoples Month! In anticipation David Eichelberg from the Mohegan Tribal Nation will present an overview of the Mohegan culture in the Friends Room at 7:00. Registration is required as space is limited. Register at  https://bit.ly/moheganpresentation or by calling (860)644-1541 or by emailing abreen@libraryconnection.info