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May 2020

Virtual Lego Club

May 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

On Wednesday May 13th at 3 pm, log on to visit virtually with librarians and friends while building with your Lego bricks at home! We will be connecting via Zoom for this virtual Lego Club meeting and show us and other participants what you've built!  You provide the Legos, we provide the space! To keep it easier to socialize with each other, registration is limited to 12. Register for the Zoom meeting here. Questions?  Contact neechild@minlib.net

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Teen Writer’s Block from the Avon Free Public Library

May 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
55582, 281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States

Open to teens in Grades 7-12 This group is for teen writers looking to find other teens with the same interest. Juliana Spink Mills, a wonderfully talented local science-fiction and fantasy author runs this group. This month: Bring one page of your work to share, if you want. The theme for this month is VILLAINS. Let’s talk about our favorite antagonists and what makes them work. Then write some villains of our own to share.

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Maritime Aquarium Virtual Program: Fish Tales

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Toddler - Kindergarten Cost: Suggested Donation During this interactive story time, an Aquarium educator will lead young children and their parents/caregivers through songs, rhymes, dances, book readings and maybe even a visit with an animal ambassador. 45 minutes.

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Maritime Aquarium Virtual Program: Your Coast and Climate Change

May 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grades 6-12 Cost: Suggested Donation Storm surge, sea level rise and...slipper snails? Climate change promises to have a dramatic impact on communities across the world, but it's not all bad news out there. Join us to for a closer look at the science of climate change, and learn the surprising secrets of climate resilience hidden in the coastal ecosystems of Long Island Sound. 60 minutes.

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Maritime Aquarium Virtual Program: Fish Tales

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Toddler - Kindergarten Cost: Suggested Donation During this interactive story time, an Aquarium educator will lead young children and their parents/caregivers through songs, rhymes, dances, book readings and maybe even a visit with an animal ambassador. 45 minutes.

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Inside with IAIS

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:20 pm
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An event every 3 weeks that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until May 29, 2020

The Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road
Washington, CT 06793 United States
+ Google Map
Free

The Institute for American Indian Studies weaves the science of archaeology with the culture, history, and traditions of Native Americans to create a unique museum experience. During the COVID-19 situation, the IAIS Education Department is teaching family friendly museum lessons online, so you can continue your learning from the comforts of home! All videos will be posted on Facebook (@IAISMuseum) at 2:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Check out our website, www.iaismuseum.org, for activities that go along with the videos,…

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Maritime Aquarium Virtual Program: All About Sea Turtles

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

All Ages Cost: Suggested Donation Join us to meet some of the Aquarium's most captivating residents, our sea turtles! Learn ways to identify different sea turtle species and get a behind-the-scenes look at how we care for and feed our sea turtles. Plus we'll discuss ways to keep oceans and beaches safe for turtles. 60 minutes. Please only register once for your entire family.

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Maritime Aquarium Virtual Program: Shark Safari

May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Kindergarten - Grade 2 Cost: Suggested Donation Sharks have a variety of superb adaptations that have allowed them to survive for millions of years. In this program, students will examine the teeth and jaws of different species of sharks and learn how their structures and senses help them find a variety of prey in different ocean habitats. Students will get an up-close look at the different species of sharks we have at the Aquarium and create a shark of their…

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Evan Haller’s Music for 5 to 7 year olds

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

A live virtual music program for children ages 5-7 will stream every Monday at 10:30 am.  Zoom sign-up here.

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Middle Grade Book Talk Monday at Avon Free Public Library

May 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Open to kids in Grades 4-6: Want to share what you’re reading? Want to hear about some good books from the librarians and other kids?  Sign up below share about what you’re reading (or have read before) and hear what books other kids are reading. Miss Marisa, the Teen Librarian and Miss Danielle, the Children’s Specialist, will book talk some of our  favorite books available via Hoopla and Overdrive too! What will we do? Each child will have 2-3 minutes to…

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Live Facebook Q&A with Aquarium

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 3:10 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:00 pm, repeating until May 20, 2020

CT United States + Google Map

Join us for Live Facebook Q&A with Aquarium each day on the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium’s Facebook page at 3 p.m.! Each session will focus on a specific animal or topic, but questions can be about any related Aquarium subject. Click Here to Visit Our Facebook Page

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Covid-19 Resources

May 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The worldwide pandemic involving COVID-19 (coronavirus) has produced unprecedented challenges in the UConn community and around the world. UConn Extension has curated an assortment of resources for varied Extension audiences. Check out the Youth and Families section for a variety of virtual and at-home activities!

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Free Reading Apps For Home Activity

Free Reading Apps For Home Activity are provided by many libraries around Connecticut.  Books and media options like these could be available for your entire family - log into your library account to learn! For movies, music, and ebooks Hoopla is our newest...

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