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Children's Events

Children's events include musical productions, puppeteers, plays and other types of programs targeted toward children ages 3 to 8. Performances are held 4 to 5 times per year in the Cole Auditorium on Saturday afternoons. Tickets are free and are available on a "first come first serve" basis starting at noon on the day of the performance in the lobby of the Cole Auditorium. Performances begin at 2 pm and usually last 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Please contact Kirsten Pitts or Julia Dunn for more information.

Children's Events

Friends Children's Show: Fly Guy

When: Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Greenwich Library at Cole Auditorium

On Saturday, March 7 at 2 pm, the Friends of Greenwich Library will present a Theatreworks’ production of Fly Guy and Other Stories, a new musical review by the popular theatre company based on seven favorite children’s books.

In Tedd Arnold’s Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl, Fly Guy has met his match, and her name is Fly Girl. Fly Guy is totally impressed, and totally smitten. Will Fly Guy and Fly Girl get married and leave Buzz without his dear pet?

This fun filled literature-based music review will include performances based on Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin, showing that a wormy life has its difficulties; Fluffy the Classroom Guinea Pig by Kate McMullan, in which a pesky flea derails Fluffy’s hopes of winning ‘Best Pet’; and Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, a role reversed plot where a brave princess rescues her beloved prince, among others.
Greenwich Library patrons will enjoy this musical exploration of favorite stories and portrayals of friendship, bravery, facing challenges and disappointment, professionally staged by Theatreworks USA.

This 60-minute musical is appropriate for children in grades K-4, and is open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Assigned seating tickets are limited to six per person and will be available at noon at the Cole Auditorium. Return at 1:50 pm when the doors will open for the performance.

The mission of Theatreworks USA is to create, produce, and provide access to professional theatre for young audiences nationwide.

Children's Program: "Frogs, Bugs and Animals" with Jason

When: Monday, March 9, 2015 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Byram Shubert Library at Community Room

Children will have fun meeting reptiles, frogs, bugs, chickens, bunnies and other live animals

Family Craft: Celtic Craft with Andrea

When: Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Byram Shubert Library

To be announced

Children's Movie: "Big Hero 6"'

When: Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Byram Shubert Library at Community Room

Oscar Winner for Best Animated Movie 2014; "Big Hero 6" is a team of comic book superheroes appearing in Marvel Comics. An animated film inspired by the series produced by Walt Disney Animation.

Children's Program: Animal Embassy: Rainforest Rendezvous

When: Monday, April 13, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Byram Shubert Library at Community Room

Experience the four major tropical rainforest regions of the world through living examples of their diverse fauna. Realize the significance of these threatened ecosystems to our everyday lives. Learn how rainforests fuel global weather patterns, provide modern medicines, are home to indigenous peoples and supply many of our fruits, nuts, spices, coffee and tea.

Yoga for Kids with Kristen DeGroat

When: Monday, April 13, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Byram Shubert Library at Community Room

Join Kristen for a fun session. Some of the ways yoga benefits children are improved focus, study, habits and sleep.

Tai Chi for Children with Ken Dolan

When: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Byram Shubert Library at Community Room

Tai Chi improves balance, concentration, flexibility, focus, attention and learning.

Mariana Iranzi - Bi-Lingual Music

When: Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Where: Cos Cob Library at Community Room

The Staff and Friends of the Cos Cob Library welcome one and all to a bilingual music concert by Mariana Iranzi to celebrate DIA DE LOS NINOS (The Day of the Child.) Each year Mariana returns to Cos Cob Library with an interactive program of songs involving movement and dance. Come, enjoy, and participate in the fun!