August Events for Families at New Canaan Library

Sunday 7/31 @ 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Join us at Kiwanis Park to celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday! Bring a bathing suit to swim and enjoy the park! We will have many activities–start on one activity, then circulate on to the next. Feel free to come dressed up! Best for families with kids in grades K-5th.
Find our Teen event for grades 6th and up here.
Thursday 8/18 @ 3:00 PM (Waitlist only)
Join us outside the front of the library for Small and Spooky, where we will read stories and explore with fun, hands-on activities. Each class will explore a different spooky-ish theme through science and art! This program is intended for children ages 4 to 6 years.
Drop-in Saturday Family Crafternoons
Are you feeling crafty and creative? Come to the Children’s Program Room to make a fun and easy craft the whole family can enjoy. Design your very own monster or creature and earn your Creature from the Book Lagoon badge!
Drop-in Maker Mornings
Our project stations this month will incorporate secret codes and puzzles into art projects!
Projects are intended for families with children ages 6+. Children under 8 will need their adult’s help with the projects. This program is drop-in and no registration is needed. Plan on spending 15-45 minutes on the projects.
Tuesday-Thursday 8/2-8/4 @ 3:30 PM
Are you a budding writer entering Grades 1 to 3 in Fall 2022? Join Miss Rebecca for a three-day MysterREAD-themed storytelling–and story writing–extravaganza! We’ll play games to get imaginations flowing, then put ideas to paper in creative ways. Please plan to attend for all three days (August 2, 3, and 4), as the sessions will build on one another.
Wednesday & Thursday 8/10 & 8/11 @ 3:30-5:00 PM
Join author/illustrator Jason Deeble for a two-day Graphic Novel Writing Camp. Deep dive into character design and page layout, then learn how to plot your story using thumbnails. This program is intended for children entering grades 4-6 in Fall 2022. Please plan to join us both days (3:30-5 p.m. August 10 and 11), as sessions build on each other.
Monday-Thursday 8/15-8/18
@ 11:00 AM
Make a team with friends/siblings, then join us for a week of building cardboard boats for the big race on 8/20 at Kiwanis Park. Find the Rules here. We will be using tape and cardboard to construct boats that are seaworthy!
Join the Waitlist (No spots left? Join the race anyway and make your boat at home! Register your boat here.)
Saturday 8/20
@ 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Join us at Kiwanis Park to watch as we RACE to the finish line in our cardboard creations! Or decide to try your luck and build and register a carboard boat!
Join the Carboard Boat Camp at the Library OR make your own. All boats must follow these rules and must be registered by August 15.
Tuesday-Thursday 8/23-8/25
@ 10:00 AM
Calling all about-to-be kindergarteners! Join your librarians for three days of pre-kindergarten fun. We’ll read school stories, play games and do crafts to practice our literacy and counting skills, practice careful listening, and more. Please plan to join us for all three days (August 23, 24, and 25), as lessons will build on one another.
In-person Storytimes
Runs Mondays until 8/29 @ 10:30 AM
Join us on Lapham’s Back Lawn as Robert the Guitar Guy plays some favorite kids’ songs for 30 minutes of fun! If there is inclement weather the class will be rescheduled.
Runs Tuesdays until 8/16 @ 5:30 PM
Join Miss Dajana and Miss Rebecca for a cozy PJ storytime! We will have songs, stories, and musical fun when we meet on the Library’s Front Lawn! Bring a blanket, chairs and stuffed animal friends to dance along. Register once for all sessions.
Runs Fridays until 8/12 @ 10:30 AM
Join your Librarians every Friday for a fun poolside storytime at Waveny Pool! We will read stories, dance to some music, and enjoy bubbles! You must have a pool pass to drop in for this storytime. If you do not have a pool pass, sign up for limited available spots (The spots are only for those who DO NOT already have a pool pass).
 Please be aware! Our onsite parking lot and vehicular entrance from South Avenue will be CLOSED from July 18-August 27 for necessary construction work! Please visit our website HERE for full details and accommodation options. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Submitted by New Canaan, CT

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