HOUSE AT LIBRARY
music, stories and refreshments will be at the Plainville Public Library on
Thursday, December 5 from 6 to 8 at the annual Open House scheduled for the same
evenings as the downtown Christmas tree lighting.
of the Library will be reading holiday stories to the children by the fire in
the 1931 section of the main library from 6 to 7 p.m. Immediately following the
flute ensemble from the Plainville Wind Ensemble will perform from 7 to 8 p.m.
Members of the flute ensemble, are: Ryan Chancoco, Donna Fontano, Lola Gordan,
Jona Jeffcoat, Kathleen Marsan, Jim Shea, Phyllis Thompson and Susan Yawgel.
They will be playing popular holiday music including Pat-A-Pan, Dona Nobis Pacem,
Deck the Halls, My Favorite Things, Carol of the Bells and other
drop in program is free. Call the library at 793-1446 for details.
MONDAYS AT THE PLAINVILLE LIBRARY
“maker” class featuring recycled ornaments will be held at the Plainville
Public Library on Monday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m. This program is part of the
Maker Mondays monthly series.
ages 10-14 will enjoy learning how to create 3D star and bow ornaments using
soda cans as materials.
maker movement is growing across the country and has a strong focus on learning
practical skills and applying them creatively.
program is free and open to students ages 10-14. Please register by visiting the
library or by calling (860) 793- 1450.
CRAFTS AT THE LIBRARY
Ferrar will demonstrate how to create a custom ocean treasure from sea shells at
the Plainville Public Library on Tuesday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. Participants
will create their own holiday keepsakes from shells. All materials are
has shared her experiences and craft at numerous events. Families are welcomed
for an evening of “hands on” ornament crafting for the season.
the library at 860-793-1446 to register for the free program.
AWARD BOOK DISCUSSION
AT THE LIBRARY
book discussion featuring the Nutmeg Award nominee Wild Girl will be held at the
Plainville Public Library on Wednesday, December 11 at 4 p.m. This program is
part of the Nutty About Nutmegs monthly series, where students discuss books
that have been nominated for the CT book award.
in grades 4-8 will enjoy pizza and discuss Wild Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff.
Lidie lives in Jales, Brazil, where she’s free to ride, to be a wild girl, and
to dream of going to live with her father and older brother, Rafael, in New York
City. Finally Lidie is 12—time to leave Brazil for New York. Meanwhile, a
filly is born and begins her journey to a new home. As Lidie’s story unfolds,
so does the filly’s.
of the book are available in the children’s department.
program is free and open to students in grades 4-8. Please register by visiting
the library or by calling (860) 793- 1450.
TIKI AT THE PLAINVILLE LIBRARY
Tiki, a recently released film, will be shown at the Plainville Public Library
on Thursday, December 12 at 2:30 p.m. The free program is part of the movie
matinee series at the library.
explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific ocean in a balsa wood raft in 1947,
together with five men, to prove that South Americans already back in
pre-Columbian times could have crossed the sea and settled on Polynesian
islands. After gathering financing for the trip with loans and donations, they
set off on an epic 101 day-long journey across 8,000 kilometers, all while the
world was watching. KON-TIKI tells about the origin of Heyerdahl’s idea and
the events surrounding the group’s voyage.
dangers of the high seas have rarely been rendered as vivid and thrilling.
Encounters with sharks and rough weather will stir up primal responses in
viewers--the movie does a superb job of putting the audience on the boat (and in
the water) with the sailors, nicely balancing narrative with gorgeous spectacle.
CRAFTS AT THE PLAINVILLE
Fontaine will present Kid’s Krafts at the Plainville Public Library on Friday,
December 13 at 10:30 a.m. This hands-on program is designed for children ages
3-5 and features age appropriate craft activities.
has been presenting fun interactive preschool programs at the library or many
years. The program is free and open to children ages 3-5. Please
register by visiting the library or by calling (860) 793- 1450.
BUSHNELL PRESENTS "WAR HORSE" PUPPETRY WORKSHOP AT LIBRARY
Bushnell Theater will present a War Horse Puppetry Worskshop at the Plainville
Public Library on Saturday, December 14th from 2 – 4 p.m. This hands-on
program is designed for children ages 10 and up.
artist Dan Butterworth will show children how to make their own puppet based on
the War Horse theater production which will be at the Bushnell in Hartford from
January 28- February 2, 2014. Children who sign up for the program will have a
chance to win four tickets to the performance on Tuesday January 28, 2014.
Horse is a children's novel by Michael Morpurgo. It tells the story of Joey, a
horse purchased by the Army for service in World War I France and the attempts
of young Albert, his previous owner, to bring him safely home.
program is free and open children ages 10 and up. Please register by visiting
the library or by calling (860) 793- 1450.
CLUB AT THE PLAINVILLE AND FARMINGTON LIBRARIES
Lumelsky. instructor and tournament winning coach, is leading a weekly chess
club this fall. The Fall 2013 session is held weekly on Wednesday evenings from
6:45- 7:45 PM through December 18. The sessions include lessons, home
assignments, and an opportunity for weekly practice play. Classes are being
hosted jointly by the Plainville Public Library and the Farmington Library with
a shared schedule.
chess club meeting on Wednesday November 6 will be held at the Plainville Public
Library from 6:45-7:45 PM. Enrollment is on a rolling basis.
program is free and open to children in grades 2-12. Please register by visiting
the Plainville Public Library Children’s Department or by calling (860)
DROP-IN STORYTIMES AT THE PLAINVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
1 - DECEMBER 19, 2013
October 1, 2013 the Plainville Public Library will begin offering fall drop-in
storytimes. These classes are free and open to the public. No registration
from 10:30 –11 am – On the Loose with Mother Goose. Children ages 0-23
months and their caregivers are invited to this fun-filled interactive morning
of stories, nursery rhymes, musical instruments, puppets, and more.
from 6:30 –7:15pm – Books and a Bonus. A book-based program for kids in
grades k-3 will explore great read alouds including narrative non-fiction with
lots of interactive fun and games.
from 10:30 – 11:15am – 2s & 3s. This class is recommended for two and
three-year olds and their caregivers (sibling are welcome). Stories, fingerplays
and songs are built upon, and we will begin working on fine motor skills and
tactile discovery through the introduction of simple crafts exploring shape and
call the Children’s Department at (860) 793-1450 for more information.
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