Children's Services has many exciting programs planned for the holiday season and New Year. Music loving families can enjoy two special events, a live presentation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
, and an interactive violin performance by Petite Concerts.
Families are encouraged to take part in the Library's regularly scheduled reading programs including Book Clubs, Story Crafts, Bilingual Storytime, Sing, Play and Move and more. Programs are open to all without registration or charge unless otherwise indicated.
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Saturday, December 5 at 2 p.m., The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Friends of Greenwich Library will present a live Theatreworks USA production of this classic tale of four children who accidentally enter the land of Narnia by climbing through a magic wardrobe. This 60-minute musical is appropriate for grades 1-7, and is open to all at no charge. 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 open. For more information contact the Friends Office at (203) 622-7938.
Saturday, December 12 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Star Wars Week - Children's Room Events
In anticipation of the new Star Wars: Episode VII movie release on Friday, December 18, Greenwich Library will celebrate the iconic series with events for children and teens from Saturday, December 12 through 19. Special Children's Room events on Saturday, December 12 include a LEGO Mindstorms Robot Battle from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. for grades 3-6 (register online beginning 12/1) and four hours of Star Wars themed craft activities for all ages from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Library's "Jedi Academy". Costumes welcome!
Tuesday, November 15 at 10:30 a.m., Petite Concert with violinist Chie Yoshinaka
This special children's program will feature a 30-minute interactive concert for the youngest listeners, from newborns to preschoolers. Petite Concerts contain well known (and very short) musical selections. A five-minute instrument discovery session will be held at the end of the performance.
Children's Room Preregistered Programs
Patrons may register via phone for Baby Lapsit Winter Session I beginning on Monday, December 14. The January session runs from Thursday, January 14 through Thursday, February 11. Also on December 14, students in grades 4-6 may begin registering for the 3D Printing Workshop taking place on Saturday, January 9.
Other Library programs of interest to children and parents:
• National Master Rich Jackson hosts Friday Night Chess on Friday, December 4 at 7 p.m. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
• Beyond Bullying, a presentation by Dr. Jonathan Fast will take place on Wednesday, December 9 at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room.
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