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  1. Bouncy, Bouncy Babies Weekly Story Time for Babies 5-23 Months old

    July 23, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ SoNo Friends of NPL Community Room

    Bouncy, Bouncy Babies is an ongoing, weekly Story Time designed with stories, music and activities to get babies bouncing to books.

  2. Dibble, Dabble, Do!

    July 24, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ SoNo Friends of NPL Community Room

  3. Kids Garden Club

    July 24, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ SoNo Stew Leonard III Activity Room

  4. Mini Musicians

    July 24, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ SoNo Friends of NPL Community Room

    Children age 3-5 are invited to make music at the SoNo Branch Library! Each weekly session will include singing, dancing, musical stories, and jamming with musical instruments. Children will learn basic musical concepts like rhythm, pitch, and tempo, while participating in fun, hands-on games and activities.

  5. Yoga with Mark Covello

    July 26, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ SoNo Friends of NPL Community Room

  6. Mostly Mother Goose

    July 28, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ SoNo Friends of NPL Community Room

  7. Bouncy, Bouncy Babies Weekly Story Time for Babies 5-23 Months old

    July 30, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ SoNo Friends of NPL Community Room

    Bouncy, Bouncy Babies is an ongoing, weekly Story Time designed with stories, music and activities to get babies bouncing to books.

  8. Bending Gravity

    July 31, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ SoNo Friends of NPL Community Room

  9. Kids Garden Club

    July 31, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ SoNo Stew Leonard III Activity Room

  10. Mini Musicians

    July 31, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ SoNo Friends of NPL Community Room

    Children age 3-5 are invited to make music at the SoNo Branch Library! Each weekly session will include singing, dancing, musical stories, and jamming with musical instruments. Children will learn basic musical concepts like rhythm, pitch, and tempo, while participating in fun, hands-on games and activities.

Children's Department - Main Library

  1. Tunes & Tales

    July 22, 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM @ Children's Activity Room

  2. Lapsit Storytime

    July 22, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Children's Activity Room

    Storytime for Parents with babies come learn rhymes and books to read with your little ones and meet other parents too! Call 899-2780 x 15131 for more information.

  3. Mad Science

    July 22, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Children's Activity Room

    Join in the hands-on fun with lots of experiments to learn about different scientific principles. MAXIMUM OF 20 CHILDREN EACH WEEK NO REGISTRATION BUT TICKETS WILL BE HANDED OUT! Call 899-2780 Ext. 15131 for more information.

  4. Preschool Storytime

    July 23, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM @ Children's Activity Room

    For children ages 3 to 5 to enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage their emerging language skills followed by playtime! A caregiver must be present. Limited to the first 20 children who arrive; stop by the front desk to pick up your name tag before 2:30PM . For more information, please call 203-899-2780 Ext. 15131

  5. Tunes & Tales

    July 24, 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM @ Children's Activity Room

    For children ages 5 and under to enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage their emerging language skills followed by playtime! A caregiver must be present. Limited to the first 20 children who arrive; stop by the front desk to pick up your name tag before 10 am. For more information, please call 203-899-2780 Ext. 15131

  6. Tunes & Tales

    July 24, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Activity Room

    For children ages 5 and under to enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage their emerging language skills followed by playtime! A caregiver must be present. Limited to the first 20 children who arrive; stop by the front desk to pick up your name tag before 10 am. For more information, please call 203-899-2780 Ext. 15131

  7. Legos

    July 24, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Children's Activity Room

    Lego Club School age Children Kindergarten to through 5th Grade Drop-in To Build exciting Lego Creations! Thursday afternoons from 4:00-5:30PM Maximum of 20 Children Tickets will be handed out starting at 3:45pm. For more information call 203-899-2780 Ext. 15131

  8. Little Legos

    July 24, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM @ Chess Room

    Children ages 2 to 4 AND their caregivers can play with Lego Duplos at the library. Pick up your name tags in the Children's Department starting at 3:45. The program is limited to the first 15 children who arrive. For further information please contact NPL Children's Department 203-899-2780 Ext. 15131

  9. Storytime Concert with Ryan SanAngelo

    July 25, All Day @ 3/4 Auditorium

    Bring in your whole family to enjoy music, songs and dance with Ryan SanAngelo. For more information, please call 203-899-2780 x15131

  10. Music and Movement

    July 26, 10:40 AM - 11:05 AM @ Children's Activity Room

    Families with children ages birth - 5 years old can drop in to enjoy an interactive music class with Miss Kathi! at 10:00 or 10:40 am. No registration required but arrive early to ensure a spot. For more information please call 203-899-2780 Ext.15131.

  11. ZUMBA FOR KIDS & PARENTS

    July 28, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM @ Full Auditorium

    Mondays 5:00 to 5:45p.m. Move and grove to some fun and upbeat music in this Zumba class run by Karen for children ages 3-12 and their parents! No registration necessary but the program is limited to the first 80 people who arrive. Be sure to bring some water to stay hydrated. Part of our Healthy Minds, Health Bodies program, sponsored by FactSet. For more information please contact NPL Children's Dept. 203-899-2780 Ext. 15131

  12. Tunes & Tales

    July 29, 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM @ Children's Activity Room

  13. Lapsit Storytime

    July 29, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Children's Activity Room

    Storytime for Parents with babies come learn rhymes and books to read with your little ones and meet other parents too! Call 899-2780 x 15131 for more information.

  14. Mad Science

    July 29, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Children's Activity Room

    Join in the hands-on fun with lots of experiments to learn about different scientific principles. MAXIMUM OF 20 CHILDREN EACH WEEK NO REGISTRATION BUT TICKETS WILL BE HANDED OUT! Call 899-2780 Ext. 15131 for more information.

  15. Suzuki Baby Music Class

    July 30, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Chess Room

    Suzuki Baby Music Class for Children age 0-3 This class is an interactive music class for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 and their parents/caregivers. Parents enjoy watching their babies develop rhythmic and melodic awareness, memory, and social skills in a weekly music class. The teacher works with parents to build a repertoire of lullabies, action songs, and nursery rhymes.

  16. Preschool Storytime

    July 30, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM @ Children's Activity Room

    For children ages 3 to 5 to enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage their emerging language skills followed by playtime! A caregiver must be present. Limited to the first 20 children who arrive; stop by the front desk to pick up your name tag before 2:30PM . For more information, please call 203-899-2780 Ext. 15131

  17. STICK, FIZZ, HISS & BOOM! With Jason and His LIVE Animals!

    July 30, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Full Auditorium

    Jason and his Live Animals Learn about frogs, toads, bugs and more and then meet lots of Jason's lovable creatures including bugs, frogs, toads, reptiles, hedgehogs, bunnies, chickens and baby animals. everyone will also be encouraged to dance and sing to Jason's version of the Chicken Dance! No registration required and all ages welcome! For more information please call NPL Children's Department 203-899-2780 Ext. 15131

  18. Tunes & Tales

    July 31, 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM @ Children's Activity Room

    For children ages 5 and under to enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage their emerging language skills followed by playtime! A caregiver must be present. Limited to the first 20 children who arrive; stop by the front desk to pick up your name tag before 10 am. For more information, please call 203-899-2780 Ext. 15131

  19. Tunes & Tales

    July 31, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Activity Room

    For children ages 5 and under to enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage their emerging language skills followed by playtime! A caregiver must be present. Limited to the first 20 children who arrive; stop by the front desk to pick up your name tag before 10 am. For more information, please call 203-899-2780 Ext. 15131

  20. Legos

    July 31, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Children's Activity Room

    Lego Club School age Children Kindergarten to through 5th Grade Drop-in To Build exciting Lego Creations! Thursday afternoons from 4:00-5:30PM Maximum of 20 Children Tickets will be handed out starting at 3:45pm. For more information call 203-899-2780 Ext. 15131

  21. Little Legos

    July 31, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM @ Chess Room

    Children ages 2 to 4 AND their caregivers can play with Lego Duplos at the library. Pick up your name tags in the Children's Department starting at 3:45. The program is limited to the first 15 children who arrive. For further information please contact NPL Children's Department 203-899-2780 Ext. 15131

Main Calendar

  1. Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies Introduces Walk Aerobics With Leslie Kerr

    July 22, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Full Auditorium

    Leslie Kerr will be leading a Second Act Fitness Walk Aerobics Program this summer at the Library on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 1 pm in the Main auditorium beginning Tuesday, July 15 through Tuesday, September 2nd. Indoor walking is a progam anyone can do. The program is a whole body multi-muscle walk set to music. Four basic steps and easy-to-follow patterns allow participants of all fitness levels to feel successful with their very first class. Fitness Aerobics creates a wonderful non-threatening environment where walkers build stamina, improve health and have fun. For additional information or to register for the program, please call Cynde Bloom Lahey, Library Programming Specialist at (203) 899-2780, ext. 15133 or email clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org.

  2. Resolved to Write with Leslie Kerr

    July 22, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ 1 Belden Ave

    Resolve to Write! which is a writing workshop led by Leslie Kerr will meet on Wednesday at 3:00 pm each week beginning on January 15 in the Carnegie Room at the Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Avenue. I Would Like to Write…A Creative Writing Journey How many times have you heard someone say “I would like to write, but I don’t know how to begin? “ or “I have a great idea, but who would want to read it?” Leslie Kerr is a published writer and editor for newspapers, magazines, and trade journals nationwide, and has taught at the elementary, secondary, and college level classes for over 30 years. She is the owner of LKB Associates, which offers editorial services to individuals and organizations from writing, editing, planning, helping to publish, and teaching the craft of writing. Leslie has most recently taught a writing course at Norwalk Community College for the Lifetime Learner's Program.

  3. Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies Presents 'Understanding Child and Adolescent Mental Health'

    July 23, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ 3/4 Auditorium

    Kate Mattias, Executive Director of NAMI, Connecticut (National Alliance on Mental Health) will be discussing Mental Health issues and challenges faced by children and teens. She will be providing an overview of current understanding on children's mental health and mental health conditions, including a discussion of the most common childhood disorders, current treatments and interventions for children and youth as they age out of adolescence and become young adults. For additional information or to register for the program please call Cynde Bloom Lahey, Library Programming Specialist at (203) 899-2780, ext. 15133 or email clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org.

  4. Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies Introduces Walk Aerobics With Leslie Kerr

    July 24, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Full Auditorium

    Leslie Kerr will be leading a Second Act Fitness Walk Aerobics Program this summer at the Library on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 1 pm in the Main auditorium beginning Tuesday, July 15 through Tuesday, September 2nd. Indoor walking is a progam anyone can do. The program is a whole body multi-muscle walk set to music. Four basic steps and easy-to-follow patterns allow participants of all fitness levels to feel successful with their very first class. Fitness Aerobics creates a wonderful non-threatening environment where walkers build stamina, improve health and have fun. For additional information or to register for the program, please call Cynde Bloom Lahey, Library Programming Specialist at (203) 899-2780, ext. 15133 or email clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org.

  5. THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER AT THE LIBRARY CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS Neddy Smith

    July 24, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ LAWN

    Bring your own blankets to relax on the library's front lawn and enjoy the music! G & G Pizza truck will be at the Library for your dinner purchases. THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER AT THE LIBRARY CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS Neddy Smith, Norwalk musician who performs at Barcelona Restaurant in SoNo who has a duo. Will play and discuss jazz, interactive performance. He is directing a summer music program at the Yale Campus this summer for Lotus Stem Organization.

  6. AuthorSpeak with Uco Wiersma

    July 24, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM @ 3/4 Auditorium

    Dr. Uco Wiersma discusses his book Interview Charisma: Evidence-based Interview Strategies to Help You Win the Job You Deserve. There is only one opportunity in an interview to convey your value to the company. It’s important for applicants to know the techniques that work and those that don’t. Dr. Wiersma will help you understand how to move forward in a career by translating pearls of wisdom from high quality research into practical interview advice. Dr. Wiersma received his B.A. In Psychology from UCONN and his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from New York University. He developed human resource management policies, including instruction on how managers should interview job candidates, for the New York Stock Exchange. He spent another 20 years teaching human resource management topics in Holland, Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai. He is currently a professor in the School of Economics and Management at Tongji University in Shanghai, China. When not traveling, he re

  7. Zumba classes for teens and adult

    July 28, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Full Auditorium

    Do you love to dance? Are you ready to get your groove on, get in shape, and have lots of fun? The library is offering free Zumba classes for teens and adults every Monday evening at 6pm in the library's auditorium. Our instructor, Karen, also teaches at the Edge, the Southport Raquet Club, and the Westport Y. The series is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Norwalk Public Library. For ages 13 and up. For more information, please call 203 899 2780 X 15109

  8. Sahaja Meditation

    July 28, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    To Teach Relaxation & Meditation Techniques Free & Open to the public For more information call 203-644-4056.

  9. Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies Introduces Walk Aerobics With Leslie Kerr

    July 29, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Full Auditorium

    Leslie Kerr will be leading a Second Act Fitness Walk Aerobics Program this summer at the Library on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 1 pm in the Main auditorium beginning Tuesday, July 15 through Tuesday, September 2nd. Indoor walking is a progam anyone can do. The program is a whole body multi-muscle walk set to music. Four basic steps and easy-to-follow patterns allow participants of all fitness levels to feel successful with their very first class. Fitness Aerobics creates a wonderful non-threatening environment where walkers build stamina, improve health and have fun. For additional information or to register for the program, please call Cynde Bloom Lahey, Library Programming Specialist at (203) 899-2780, ext. 15133 or email clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org.

  10. Resolved to Write with Leslie Kerr

    July 29, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ 1 Belden Ave

    Resolve to Write! which is a writing workshop led by Leslie Kerr will meet on Wednesday at 3:00 pm each week beginning on January 15 in the Carnegie Room at the Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Avenue. I Would Like to Write…A Creative Writing Journey How many times have you heard someone say “I would like to write, but I don’t know how to begin? “ or “I have a great idea, but who would want to read it?” Leslie Kerr is a published writer and editor for newspapers, magazines, and trade journals nationwide, and has taught at the elementary, secondary, and college level classes for over 30 years. She is the owner of LKB Associates, which offers editorial services to individuals and organizations from writing, editing, planning, helping to publish, and teaching the craft of writing. Leslie has most recently taught a writing course at Norwalk Community College for the Lifetime Learner's Program.

  11. "The Sounds of Summer" Concert Series presents Richard "Cookie" Thomas.

    July 31, All Day @ LAWN

    Music Career A versatile vocalist, and an undiscovered treasure, Richard Thomas' career began in Philadelphia in 1960 when he had the opportunity, at fourteen, to open for B.B. King. Richard's current CD, Touch You With A Song, produced and arranged by pianist John di Martino, is a complement to his collection, which includes The Pleasure Of Your Company andHoliday Classics, both arranged by pianist Lynne Arriale. His latest recording Live At SoundWaters was performed on location at SoundWaters www.soundwaters.org Richard's voice is especially suited to well-known classic standards. Richard draws his inspiration from the likes of Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Johnny Hartman. In fact, you can hear a bit of each when Richard sings.

  12. Books Sandwiched In discusses Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    July 31, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Teen Room

    Books Sandwiched In discusses Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie For more information, please call 203 899 2780 x 15109

  13. Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies Introduces Walk Aerobics With Leslie Kerr

    July 31, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Full Auditorium

    Leslie Kerr will be leading a Second Act Fitness Walk Aerobics Program this summer at the Library on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 1 pm in the Main auditorium beginning Tuesday, July 15 through Tuesday, September 2nd. Indoor walking is a progam anyone can do. The program is a whole body multi-muscle walk set to music. Four basic steps and easy-to-follow patterns allow participants of all fitness levels to feel successful with their very first class. Fitness Aerobics creates a wonderful non-threatening environment where walkers build stamina, improve health and have fun. For additional information or to register for the program, please call Cynde Bloom Lahey, Library Programming Specialist at (203) 899-2780, ext. 15133 or email clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org.

  14. It Happened in Italy : Untold Stories of How the People of Italy Defied the Horrors of the Holocaust AuthorSpeak with Elizabeth Bettina

    July 31, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM @ Full Auditorium

    Elizabeth Bettina, author of It Happened in Italy : Untold Stories of How the People of Italy Defied the Horrors of the Holocaust will present an AuthorSpeak program at the Norwalk Public Library on Thursday, July 31st at 7 pm in the Main Auditorium. Elizabeth Bettina expands on the subject matter of her book as she explores the untold stories of the Jewish population of Italy and the Italians that saved them from the Holocaust. It may have happened in Italy during the 1940's but in the Summer of 2014, it is happening in Norwalk, Connecticut. Elizabeth will be bringing her book to life here at the Library. The community will be sharing a story that is unique and virtually unknown to most people. This historical record and account of the Jews in Italy who were saved by the Italian people during the Holocaust is a little-known true story. It is a wonderful testament to goodness and a compelling MAGINE ELIZABETH BETTINA'S SURPRISE when she discovered that her grandmother's vill

Teen

  1. Volunteens - Community Service Saturdays for kids in middle and high School

    July 26, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Teen Room

    Volunteens Community Service Saturdays for kids in middle and high school Need to earn community service hours? Want to help out and feel good about giving back to your community? Join us one Saturday a month to tackle all sorts of tasks, from cleaning and organizing to office work and program planning. We'll meet in the Teen Room. Registration is necessary due to limited spaces. Any questions? Call Lisa at 203-899-2780 x15136.

  2. Minecraft Monday for Teens

    July 28, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Teen Room

    Minecraft Mondays takes place from 4 to 6pm every Monday in the Teen Room. Open to kids entering grades 6 and up. Bring your own laptop or use one of the library's computers to join the fun. For more information, call 203-899-2780 x15136