Events in the next 6 months

Title:Crafternoon-Decorate Your Own Library Bag
Date:Friday, September 4, 2015
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki and Bridget Mientka
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events, Young Adult
Description:

Crafternoon-

September 4, 3:30 pm

Community Room

Do you love reading so much you can't carry all of your books home? You probably need a very special library bag that is as unique as you are! Come to this craft and we will give you your very own bag to decorate.

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:Baby Play Group
Date:Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join our Baby Play Group! 

Is your baby too old for Tummy Time? Too young for Toddler Time?

Join us for a fun afternoon of play and socializing.

No registration necessary. Drop-ins welcome.

Title:Minecraft Club
Date:Friday, September 11, 2015
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events, Young Adult
Description:

MINECRAFT CLUB

Minecraft Club is meeting on a new day and time for the summer months. Make sure to sign up at the Children's circulation desk if you haven't already. Please bring your Minecraft log-in for the computer or the device you play the pocket version on. For more info, click here.
 
**Northampton Community Television will be visiting Minecraft Club this week to film a short promotional video and to talk to people about the club. Participation in the filming is optional.**
Title:Tummy Time!
Date:Monday, September 14, 2015
Time:11:00am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Bring your baby to Tummy Time!

A fun social hour for our youngest patrons.

There will be some Tummy Time toys available but please bring your own Boppy or prop pillow.

(Not appropriate for active crawlers or walkers)

Title:New Readers- Word After Word After Word
Date:Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Book Discussions, Children's Events, New Readers, Recurring Events
Description:

Word After Word After Word by Patricia MacLachlan

Every school day feels the same for fourth graders Lucy and Henry and Evie and Russel and May. Then Ms. Mirabel comes to their class-bringing magical words and a whole new way of seeing and understanding. 

This book group is geared towards young readers who are beginning to read chapter books. Ellen hosts this hour long meeting in the community room. Each meeting we have includes a book discussion, snack, and craft or project. To participate in any of our book groups, visit the children’s desk to sign up and get a copy of the book.

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:Baby Play Group
Date:Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join our Baby Play Group! 

Is your baby too old for Tummy Time? Too young for Toddler Time?

Join us for a fun afternoon of play and socializing.

No registration necessary. Drop-ins welcome.

Title:Tummy Time!
Date:Monday, September 21, 2015
Time:11:00am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Bring your baby to Tummy Time!

A fun social hour for our youngest patrons.

There will be some Tummy Time toys available but please bring your own Boppy or prop pillow.

(Not appropriate for active crawlers or walkers)

Title:Independent Readers Book Group
Date:Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time:3:10pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Independent Readers, Recurring Events
Description:

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia

In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.

This book group is geared towards kids who are comfortable reading chapter books on their own. Ellen hosts this hour long meeting in the community room. Each meeting we have includes a book discussion, snack, and craft or project. 

To participate in any of our book groups, visit the children’s desk to sign up and get a copy of the book.

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:YA Book Group
Date:Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Time:4:00pm - 4:45pm
Presenter:Bridget Mientka
Location:Community Room
Categories:Book Discussions, Children's Events, Young Adult
Description:

Teens, young adults, and adults who like YA lit are invited to join this discussion on When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds. 

Award winning author Jason Reynolds is a masterful storyteller. Through his book, When I Was the Greatest, Reynolds shows us something of the nuances of family life in an urban African American community and exposes the spaces where love, family, and community are strong. Ali’s family is not typical, but there is no typical family. Ali lives in Bed Stuy, New York with his mother, Doris and his sister, Jazz. Jazz is famous for giving nicknames and she gave Ali his name after Muhommad Ali. Jazz also named Ali’s best friends and neighbors Needles and Noodles. Ali grapples with the complexities of life in Bed Stuy and knows he needs to keep on track and stay out of trouble because his mother Doris makes that very clear. This book is so engaging and authentic it will hook even the most reluctant teen reader.

Title:Baby Play Group
Date:Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join our Baby Play Group! 

Is your baby too old for Tummy Time? Too young for Toddler Time?

Join us for a fun afternoon of play and socializing.

No registration necessary. Drop-ins welcome.

Title:Tummy Time!
Date:Monday, September 28, 2015
Time:11:00am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Bring your baby to Tummy Time!

A fun social hour for our youngest patrons.

There will be some Tummy Time toys available but please bring your own Boppy or prop pillow.

(Not appropriate for active crawlers or walkers)

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:Baby Play Group
Date:Thursday, October 1, 2015
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join our Baby Play Group! 

Is your baby too old for Tummy Time? Too young for Toddler Time?

Join us for a fun afternoon of play and socializing.

No registration necessary. Drop-ins welcome.

Title:Tummy Time!
Date:Monday, October 5, 2015
Time:11:00am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Bring your baby to Tummy Time!

A fun social hour for our youngest patrons.

There will be some Tummy Time toys available but please bring your own Boppy or prop pillow.

(Not appropriate for active crawlers or walkers)

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:Baby Play Group
Date:Thursday, October 8, 2015
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join our Baby Play Group! 

Is your baby too old for Tummy Time? Too young for Toddler Time?

Join us for a fun afternoon of play and socializing.

No registration necessary. Drop-ins welcome.

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:Baby Play Group
Date:Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join our Baby Play Group! 

Is your baby too old for Tummy Time? Too young for Toddler Time?

Join us for a fun afternoon of play and socializing.

No registration necessary. Drop-ins welcome.

Title:Tummy Time!
Date:Monday, October 19, 2015
Time:11:00am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Bring your baby to Tummy Time!

A fun social hour for our youngest patrons.

There will be some Tummy Time toys available but please bring your own Boppy or prop pillow.

(Not appropriate for active crawlers or walkers)

Title:New Readers Book Group
Date:Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, New Readers, Recurring Events
Description:

The Year of Billy Miller

Seven-year-old Billy Miller starts second grade with a bump on his head and a lot of worries, but by the end of the year he has developed good relationships with his teacher, his little sister, and his parents and learned many important lessons.

This book group is geared towards young readers who are beginning to read chapter books. Ellen hosts this hour long meeting in the community room. Each meeting we have includes a book discussion, snack, and craft or project. To participate in any of our book groups, visit the children’s desk to sign up and get a copy of the book.

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:Baby Play Group
Date:Thursday, October 22, 2015
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join our Baby Play Group! 

Is your baby too old for Tummy Time? Too young for Toddler Time?

Join us for a fun afternoon of play and socializing.

No registration necessary. Drop-ins welcome.

Title:Tummy Time!
Date:Monday, October 26, 2015
Time:11:00am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Bring your baby to Tummy Time!

A fun social hour for our youngest patrons.

There will be some Tummy Time toys available but please bring your own Boppy or prop pillow.

(Not appropriate for active crawlers or walkers)

Title:Independent Readers - Mockingbird
Date:Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Book Discussions, Children's Events, Independent Readers, Recurring Events
Description:

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

In Caitlin's world, everything is black and white. Anything in between is confusing. That's the stuff her brother, Devon always explained. But now Devon is dead, and her father cries a lot. She wants to help her dad-and herself!-but as a ten year old girl with Asperger's syndrome, she doesn't know how. 

This book group is geared towards kids who are comfortable reading chapter books on their own. Ellen hosts this hour long meeting in the community room. Each meeting we have includes a book discussion, snack, and craft or project. 

To participate in any of our book groups, visit the children’s desk to sign up and get a copy of the book.

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:Baby Play Group
Date:Thursday, October 29, 2015
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join our Baby Play Group! 

Is your baby too old for Tummy Time? Too young for Toddler Time?

Join us for a fun afternoon of play and socializing.

No registration necessary. Drop-ins welcome.

Title:Tummy Time!
Date:Monday, November 2, 2015
Time:11:00am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Bring your baby to Tummy Time!

A fun social hour for our youngest patrons.

There will be some Tummy Time toys available but please bring your own Boppy or prop pillow.

(Not appropriate for active crawlers or walkers)

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:Baby Play Group
Date:Thursday, November 5, 2015
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join our Baby Play Group! 

Is your baby too old for Tummy Time? Too young for Toddler Time?

Join us for a fun afternoon of play and socializing.

No registration necessary. Drop-ins welcome.

Title:Tummy Time!
Date:Monday, November 9, 2015
Time:11:00am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Bring your baby to Tummy Time!

A fun social hour for our youngest patrons.

There will be some Tummy Time toys available but please bring your own Boppy or prop pillow.

(Not appropriate for active crawlers or walkers)

Title:Baby Play Group
Date:Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join our Baby Play Group! 

Is your baby too old for Tummy Time? Too young for Toddler Time?

Join us for a fun afternoon of play and socializing.

No registration necessary. Drop-ins welcome.

Title:New Readers Book Group- Fortunately, The Milk
Date:Sunday, November 15, 2015
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, New Readers, Recurring Events, Book Discussions
Description:

Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman

"I bought the milk," said my father. "I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: T h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road."

"Hullo," I said to myself. "That's not something you see every day. And then something odd happened."

Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young.

This book group is geared towards young readers who are beginning to read chapter books. Ellen hosts this hour long meeting in the community room. Each meeting we have includes a book discussion, snack, and craft or project. To participate in any of our book groups, visit the children’s desk to sign up and get a copy of the book.

Title:Tummy Time!
Date:Monday, November 16, 2015
Time:11:00am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Bring your baby to Tummy Time!

A fun social hour for our youngest patrons.

There will be some Tummy Time toys available but please bring your own Boppy or prop pillow.

(Not appropriate for active crawlers or walkers)

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:Baby Play Group
Date:Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join our Baby Play Group! 

Is your baby too old for Tummy Time? Too young for Toddler Time?

Join us for a fun afternoon of play and socializing.

No registration necessary. Drop-ins welcome.

Title:Tummy Time!
Date:Monday, November 23, 2015
Time:11:00am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Bring your baby to Tummy Time!

A fun social hour for our youngest patrons.

There will be some Tummy Time toys available but please bring your own Boppy or prop pillow.

(Not appropriate for active crawlers or walkers)

Title:Independent Readers- The Yggyssey
Date:Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Book Discussions, Children's Events, Independent Readers, Recurring Events
Description:

The Yggyssey by Daniel Pinkwater

La Brea Woman is missing. Rudolph Valentino, too. The ghosts of Los Angeles are fast disappearing! Yggdrasil Birnbaum is determined to get to the bottom of this mystery, no matter what her friends Neddie Wentworhstein and Seamus Finn say. There's just the little matter of traveling to another plane of existence first... and then, of course, not irritating a witch once she gets there.

This book group is geared towards kids who are comfortable reading chapter books on their own. Ellen hosts this hour long meeting in the community room. Each meeting we have includes a book discussion, snack, and craft or project. 

To participate in any of our book groups, visit the children’s desk to sign up and get a copy of the book.

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:Tummy Time!
Date:Monday, November 30, 2015
Time:11:00am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Bring your baby to Tummy Time!

A fun social hour for our youngest patrons.

There will be some Tummy Time toys available but please bring your own Boppy or prop pillow.

(Not appropriate for active crawlers or walkers)

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:Baby Play Group
Date:Thursday, December 3, 2015
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join our Baby Play Group! 

Is your baby too old for Tummy Time? Too young for Toddler Time?

Join us for a fun afternoon of play and socializing.

No registration necessary. Drop-ins welcome.

Title:Tummy Time!
Date:Monday, December 7, 2015
Time:11:00am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Bring your baby to Tummy Time!

A fun social hour for our youngest patrons.

There will be some Tummy Time toys available but please bring your own Boppy or prop pillow.

(Not appropriate for active crawlers or walkers)

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:Baby Play Group
Date:Thursday, December 10, 2015
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join our Baby Play Group! 

Is your baby too old for Tummy Time? Too young for Toddler Time?

Join us for a fun afternoon of play and socializing.

No registration necessary. Drop-ins welcome.

Title:Tummy Time!
Date:Monday, December 14, 2015
Time:11:00am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Bring your baby to Tummy Time!

A fun social hour for our youngest patrons.

There will be some Tummy Time toys available but please bring your own Boppy or prop pillow.

(Not appropriate for active crawlers or walkers)

Title:Toddler Time
Date:Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Enjoy songs and stories with friends! No registration required.

Title:Baby Play Group
Date:Thursday, December 17, 2015
Time:1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room
Categories:Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join our Baby Play Group! 

Is your baby too old for Tummy Time? Too young for Toddler Time?

Join us for a fun afternoon of play and socializing.

No registration necessary. Drop-ins welcome.