Manchester, Connecticut

What's Happening for Children

Current Storytime information HERE.

Check out the calendar for all the
great programs in December.
December Special Events at Mary Cheney Library
All Events are FREE
*Some programs require registration*


*Eric Carle Creations*
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Read, learn , touch and create with the Lutz Children's Museum staff.
This program is for children  ages 3-5 years old. 
*Registration is required and begins December 3, 2018, call 860-645-0577.

Flyer for Eric Carle program HERE.
 

*Papier Mache Ornaments*
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Learn about papier mache and the techniques artists use, then create a unique papier mache gift with the Lutz Children's Museum staff.
This program is for children ages 3-5 years old.
*Registration is required and begins December 10, 2018, call 860-645-0577.

Flyer for Papier Mache Ornaments program HERE.
 
Gingerbread Cookie Party

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 2-3 p.m.

Decorate a delicious gingerbread cookie at this tasty program for preschool age children.  While supplies last.

Flyer for Gingerbread Cookie Party HERE.


Gingerbread House Workshop: A Holiday STEAM Program
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Children in Kindergarten through grade 5 will practice their STEAM skills by constructing gingerbread houses.  
While supplies last.

Flyer for Gingerbread House Workshop HERE.
 

Edward Leonard's Silly Song Sing-along
Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a mix of songs, musical games, dance movements and rhythms.
Recommended for preschool age children.

Flyer for Silly Song Sing-Along HERE.
 

*Papier Mache Ornaments*
Friday, December 21, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.
Learn about papier mache and the techniques artists use, then create a unique papier mache gift with the Lutz Children's Museum staff.
This program is for children ages 5- 10 years old.
*Registration is required and begins December10, 2018, call 860-645-0577.

Flyer for Papier Mache Ornaments program HERE.
 

Preshool BINGO
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

Picture BINGO for children ages 3-5

 

*Magic Workshop with Christina the Magician*
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 3 p.m. 

Christina the Magician will teach a variety of magic tricks.
This program is for children ages 7+.
Registration is required and begins December 17, 2018, call 860-645-0577.

Magic Workshop Flyer HERE.
 

Crafternoons for Kids
Thursday, December 27, 2018 from 3-4 p.m.

Stop by the library during this time to make a cool craft.
Fun for all ages.


Dancin with Hoops
Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Join Judi Ann Jones for creative dance, play and movement with hula hoops in this participatory family program.  Fun for all ages.

Dancin with Hoops flyer HERE.


Preschool Drive-In Movie
Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

Let's go to the movies!  Build your own car out of a cardboard box and then hop in for a short film and snack.
For Children ages 3-5.  While supplies last.

Preschool Drive-in Movie flyer HERE.
 

New Year's Eve Crafts and Countdown to Noon!
Monday, December 31, 2018 for 10:30a.m. until our countdown to noon.  

Children make a party hat and noisemaker craft starting at 10:30 a.m.until our countdown at noon.
We will celebrate at noon with sparkling apple cider for the kids and a parade through the library

 

 Weekly Friday event unless noted:

    Playgroup time 10:00 a.m. to 12:00. 

*Preschool Playgroup from 10:00 - 12:00, at Mary Cheney Library.  
Toys are provided and parental supervision is required.
Everyone is welcome.  All activities are FREE.

Playgroup from 10 a.m. to 12:00.

What's Happening 

at 
Whiton Branch Library
100 North Main Street
Manchester, CT  
860-643-6892

Special Events at Whiton Library
All Events are FREE

Snowflake Storytime
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Listen to seasonal stories, sing songs and make a craft. 
For all ages.

 

Building with KEVA planks
Thursday, December 27, 2018, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Children will get creative and see what they can build with KEVA planks.
All ages welcome.

 

New Year's Eve Craft
Monday, December 31, 2018 from 11a.m. - 12 p.m.

Chidren can prepare for New Year's Eve celebrations 

 

  Fridays, Preschool Playgroup

10:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

​Toys are provided and parental supervision is required.

   All programs are FREE.

Calendar of Events

December 2018 - Children and Teen Programs