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  1. Mostly Mother Goose

    September 15, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ SoNo Friends of NPL Community Room

  2. Color a Positive Thought Book Signing

    September 16, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ SoNo Friends of NPL Community Room

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

    September 17, 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.

  4. Folklore @ 4:00

    September 17, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ SoNo Friends of NPL Community Room

    A Unique Book Club for Elementary School Students Ages 5-11 Wednesdays

  5. Mostly Mother Goose

    September 22, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ SoNo Friends of NPL Community Room

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

    September 24, 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.

  7. Folklore @ 4:00

    September 24, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ SoNo Friends of NPL Community Room

    A Unique Book Club for Elementary School Students Ages 5-11 Wednesdays

  8. READ TO REEL - To Kill a Mockingbird

    September 27, 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ SoNo Friends of NPL Community Room

    Love both books and movies? Then join the READ TO REEL program at the SoNo Branch Library. Each month, beginning Saturday, September 27, 2014, will feature a different book and its movie counterpart. Not only will you be able to debate and engage in good conversation about the chosen text, you will be able to sit back and relax as you watch its movie equivalent.

  9. Mostly Mother Goose

    September 29, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ SoNo Friends of NPL Community Room

Children's Department - Main Library

  1. Zumba for Kids & Parents

    September 15, 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

  2. Tunes & Tales

    September 16, 10:00 AM - 10:45 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

  3. Lapsit Story Time

    September 16, 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM @ 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.

  4. Preschool Storytime

    September 17, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM @ Children's Activity Room

    Children from the ages of 3-5 year olds. will have fun engaging with books, songs & activities as they build their early literacy skills. For more information please 203-899-2780 x 15131.

  5. Tunes & Tales

    September 18, 10:00 AM - 10:45 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. Lego Club

    September 18, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Children's Activity Room

    Legos for children and their families - up to 20 children No Registration required but space is limited For more information please contact Children's Department 203-899-2780-Ext.15131

  7. Little Legoes

    September 18, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM @ 3/4 Auditorium

    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

  8. Nutmeg Book Club

    September 19, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Carnegie Room

    Club members will listen to the group leader read parts of exciting books. Participants will talk about the book, tell their own stories and participate in a fun game or activity that relates to the story. For more information please call NPL Children's Dept. 203-899-2780 Ext. 15131

  9. Story & Crafts

    September 19, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM @ Children's Activity Room

    Children of all ages and their caregivers may come for a short story and craft! No registration necessary. Please call 203-899-2780 x15131 for more information.

  10. Music & Movement

    September 20, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 3/4 Auditorium

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

  11. Children's Chess

    September 20, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Chess Room

    Children's Chess This program gives kids chess instructions and the opportunity to play chess. For more information please call 203-899-2780 ext 15109 ' The Norwalk Public Library is not responsible for the content of this program. Presentation of this program does not constitute endorsment by the Library or the City of Norwalk '

  12. Music & Movement

    September 20, 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM @ 3/4 Auditorium

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

  13. Zumba for Kids & Parents

    September 22, 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

  14. Tunes & Tales

    September 23, 10:00 AM - 10:45 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

  15. Lapsit Story Time

    September 23, 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM @ 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.

  16. Preschool Storytime

    September 24, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM @ Children's Activity Room

    Children from the ages of 3-5 year olds. will have fun engaging with books, songs & activities as they build their early literacy skills. For more information please 203-899-2780 x 15131.

  17. Tunes & Tales

    September 25, 10:00 AM - 10:45 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

  18. Lego Club

    September 25, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Children's Activity Room

    Legos for children and their families - up to 20 children No Registration required but space is limited For more information please contact Children's Department 203-899-2780-Ext.15131

  19. Story & Crafts

    September 26, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM @ Children's Activity Room

    Children of all ages and their caregivers may come for a short story and craft! No registration necessary. Please call 203-899-2780 x15131 for more information.

  20. Music & Movement

    September 27, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 3/4 Auditorium

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

  21. Children's Chess

    September 27, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Chess Room

    Children's Chess This program gives kids chess instructions and the opportunity to play chess. For more information please call 203-899-2780 ext 15109 ' The Norwalk Public Library is not responsible for the content of this program. Presentation of this program does not constitute endorsment by the Library or the City of Norwalk '

  22. Music & Movement

    September 27, 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM @ 3/4 Auditorium

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

  23. Run Between the Libraries 5KRun Walk and more

    September 28, 8:15 AM - 12:00 PM @ Union Park

    SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH AT 9:00 SPONSORED BY: FACTSET REGISTRATION AND PRE-RACE ACTIVITIES BEGIN AT 8:00AM Dress up as a favorite character for the race! Family Yoga with Saraswati's at 8:15 Kids Fun Run at 9:00 Free! Enjoy live Music with Jay Ray, Hula Hooping Bring the Hoopla, and refreshments. ENJOY A MORNING RUN OR WALK the Norwalk River Valley Trail through Mathews Park, and enjoy the sites of Oyster Shell Park. ALL PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS FAMILY PROGRAMMING AT THE NORWALK PUBLIC LIBRARY. REGISTER ONLINE AT www.norwalklib.org/family_run.htm. GOODY BAGS WILL BE GIVEN TO THE FIRST 200 PARTICIPANTS Race starts at Union Park (down the street from NPL Belden Ave.)

  24. Zumba for Kids & Parents

    September 29, 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

  25. Tunes & Tales

    September 30, 10:00 AM - 10:45 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

  26. Lapsit Story Time

    September 30, 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM @ 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.

Main Calendar

  1. CT Works Career Coach- General Job Search Assistance Open 10:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 3:00 **closed from 12:00 to 1:00** CURB

    September 15, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ CURB

    CT Works Career Coach- General Job Search Assistance Open 10:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 3:00 **closed from 12:00 to 1:00** CURB General Job Search Assistance. Just Walk In! For more information, please call 203-899-2780 ext 15106

  2. Ability Beyond Music Group

    September 15, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Chess Room

    Ability Beyond Music Group

  3. YLTrapped Youth Organization Meeting

    September 15, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Conference Room

    YLTrapped Youth Organization Meeting For more information, please go to yltrappedsisterhood@gmail.com 'The Norwalk Public Library is not responsible for the content of this program. Presentation of this program does not constitute endorsement by the library or the city of Norwalk.'

  4. Zumba classes for teens and adult

    September 15, 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

  5. Sahaja Meditation

    September 15, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  6. Resolved to Write with Leslie Kerr

    September 16, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ 1 Belden Ave

    Resolve to Write! which is a writing workshop led by Leslie Kerr will meet on Tuesday at 3:00 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.

  7. Mega Marketing Morning

    September 17, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ 3/4 Auditorium

    Mega Marketing Morning -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wednesday September 17, 2014 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Main Library ¾ Auditorium Co-sponsored by the Norwalk Public Library and Constant Contact, a Mega Marketing Morning to help YOU build our Marketing Toolkit. You will be given all of the building essentials needed to help create a successful marketing structure for your business or non-profit. From the keynote presentation on Finding Time For Social Media, to the four interactive sessions addressing four different high demand topics, you will be learning simple strategies from well-known experts. Marketing is not always digital - but it's always personal! For additional information, please call Library Programming Specialist, Cynde Bloom Lahey at (203) 899-2780, ext. 15133 or email clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org.

  8. Politics & Policy Salon at the Library

    September 17, 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM @ Full Auditorium

    IRAN POLICY: A DEBATE BETWEEN MAJOR GENERAL (RET.) YAACOV AMIDROR, Former Israeli National Security Advisor and TOM DONILON Former U.S. National Security Advisor As part of a partnership, the Norwalk Public Library is one of 10 libraries partnering with Harvard University in a current events broadcast/discussion. Each discussion will follow a live broadcast from the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum of Harvard's Institute of Politics (IOP). The Forum is Harvard University's premier arena for political speech, discussion and debate presentations and regularly features addresses by major world leaders, heads of state and elected officials. Registration is recommended, please call Library Programming Specialist, Cynde Bloom Lahey at (203) 899-2780, ext. 15133 or email clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org. http://forum.iop.harvard.edu/content/libraries-events

  9. Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies AuthorSpeak with Dr. Robert Zembroski.

    September 18, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM @ Full Auditorium

    Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies will be AuthorSpeak with Dr. Robert Zembroski. Dr. Z will be here on Thursday, September 18th at 7 pm in the auditorium discussing his book, Rebuild: Dr. Z's Body Composition Diet. Dr. Robert Zembroski is a Physician, Board-Certified Chiropractic Neurologist, Clinical Nutritionist and specialist in Functional Medicine. Dr. Z is the director of The Darien Center for Functional Medicine. Twenty-one years in private practice, as well as his unique training, have helped Dr. Zembroski become an expert in health topics including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, hormone-related issues, and more. Dr. Z rebuilt his body after a harrowing cancer treatment. His personal experience, coupled with what his patients experience when trying to navigate the standardhealthcare system (confusion, poor results or no results), inspired him to write "Rebuild." Knowing that each individual is unique with specific health issues, Dr. Z created a guide for

  10. Introduction to computers

    September 20, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Computer Lab

    Introduction to computers For more information, please call 203 899 2780 x 15109

  11. Meet The Artist: Larry Elledge

    September 20, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ LOBBY

    Meet Larry Elledge who has been designing clay sculpture and painting landscapes for private collection for 35 years, in Connecticut, Kansas City, Tulsa and New York. Inspired by forms of nature, Larry integrates leaves, flowers and plant life shapes into his sculpture, glasswork and paintings. His works have been shown and sold in dozens of galleries, art fairs and he has participated in group and individual exhibitions over the decades, including the Westport Art Fair in Connecticut and the Central Park Gallery in the Kansas City Art District.

  12. Ability Beyond Music Group

    September 22, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Chess Room

    Ability Beyond Music Group

  13. YLTrapped Youth Organization Meeting

    September 22, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Conference Room

    YLTrapped Youth Organization Meeting For more information, please go to yltrappedsisterhood@gmail.com 'The Norwalk Public Library is not responsible for the content of this program. Presentation of this program does not constitute endorsement by the library or the city of Norwalk.'

  14. Zumba classes for teens and adult

    September 22, 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

  15. Sahaja Meditation

    September 22, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  16. Resolved to Write with Leslie Kerr

    September 23, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ 1 Belden Ave

    Resolve to Write! which is a writing workshop led by Leslie Kerr will meet on Tuesday at 3:00 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.

  17. Books Sandwiched In discusses Transatlantic by Colum McCann

    September 25, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Teen Room

    Books Sandwiched In discusses Transatlantic by Colum McCann For more information, please call 203 899 2780 x 15109

  18. Ability Beyond Music Group

    September 25, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Chess Room

    Ability Beyond Music Group

  19. Introduction to Computers in Spanish

    September 27, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Computer Lab

    An introduction to computers in Spanish For more information please call, 203-899-2780 ext 15109

  20. How Safe Is Your Pa$$word?

    September 27, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ 3/4 Auditorium

    A TED Talk featuring Lorrie Faith Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University, will be viewed and discussed. Passwords and password strength meters explained. View her password quilt with the most commonly hacked passwords. Is your password as safe as you think it is or want it to be? Find out what the password quilt is? Have you ever been hacked and wondered how the thieves got your information? Want to learn more about passwords and the science behind them?

  21. Girl Scout Orientation

    September 27, 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM @ Conference Room

    Conducting orientation for new GS leaders For more information, please go to www.gsofct.org 'The Norwalk Public Library is not responsible for the content of this program. Presentation of this program does not constitute endorsement by the Library or the city of Norwalk.'

  22. YLTrapped Youth Organization Meeting

    September 29, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Conference Room

    YLTrapped Youth Organization Meeting For more information, please go to yltrappedsisterhood@gmail.com 'The Norwalk Public Library is not responsible for the content of this program. Presentation of this program does not constitute endorsement by the library or the city of Norwalk.'

  23. Zumba classes for teens and adult

    September 29, 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

  24. Sahaja Meditation

    September 29, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  25. Resolved to Write with Leslie Kerr

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

    Resolve to Write! which is a writing workshop led by Leslie Kerr will meet on Tuesday at 3:00 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.

Teen

  1. Minecraft Monday for Teens

    September 15, 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

  2. Nutmeg Book Club for kids in grades 4-6

    September 19, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Teen Room

    New this year! Nutmeg Book Club for kids in grades 4-6 4-5pm Friday, September 19, in the Teen Room For our first meeting we'll be discussing Joshua Dread by Lee Bacon, which is available for checkout in the children's room. Refreshments will be served.

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

    September 20, 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.

  4. Minecraft Monday for Teens

    September 22, 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

  5. Minecraft Monday for Teens

    September 29, 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