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The Library will be closing at 3 pm today (Nov. 27) and will be closed tomorrow and Friday for Thanksgiving.

We will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 9 am.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Winter Library Events


Puppet Play Time

Come join your friends and play with our new puppets. A snack will be provided. Puppets may be checked out of the library. For ages 3 and up, younger children are welcome.

Mondays: December 16th & 30th. January 13th & 27th. February 10th & 24th at 10:30


Affordable Care Act Information Sessions

Babacock Library is doing its part to help people in Ashford connect to affordable health insurance. During the open enrollment period in Connecticut, for coverage under the ACA, Nov. 1-Dec 15, 2019, the Babcock Library is taking steps to encourage enrollment in the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace. Stop by the library for more information. For assistance signing up please contact Melissa McDonough at the town hall.

Monday, December 9th at 11:00; Friday, December 13th at 4:00. Informational packets will be available at the library during this open enrollment period.


Holiday Card Making Program

Come to the library from 10-1 and create holiday cards to pass on to your loved ones. Open to all ages!

Saturday, December 14th 10:00-1:00


Adult Holiday Wreath Program

Back by popular demand! Come to the library and create a beautiful Holiday wreath. Registration is required. Please bring scissors that may be used on plastic.

December 11th at 6:00


Gingerbread House Program

Children ages 6 and up are welcome to come to the library, listen to a story about a gingerbread house and then create their very own gingerbread house. Registration is required.

Wednesday, December 18th at 6:00 (snow date: Friday, December 20th at 4:00)


Mystery Book Club

Three books have been chosen by Mary Higgins Clark, “The Christmas Thief”, “Deck the Halls”, and “He Sees You When You’re Sleeping”

Please read at least one, then come and share your thoughts on the stories.

Saturday, December 21st at 11:00


Family Movies at the Library

All movies are rated G or PG. Come to the library prior to the movie to find out the title.

Friday, December 27th, January 3rd and 24th, and February 21st at 4:30


Family Games

Come to the library and play one of our board games with family and new friends.

Saturday, December 28th and January 4th from 11-1


Planting a Rainbow

Come to the library and plant a Spring flower bulb which will grow throughout the remaining winter and flower in the Spring. All ages are welcome!

All day December 31st from 10 to 3


“Cultural Competence”

Come learn and discuss different cultures and worldviews and understanding people’s attitude towards different cultures. Cultural practices and cross-cultural skill will also be examined.

Part One of this event will consist of a PowerPoint presentation, interactive learning activities e.g. role plays etc., with opportunities for peer and facilitator feedback.

Part two of this event will be a follow-up with group discussion, drawing on content from Part One, a reading assignment distributed at the first session, and sharing from lived and professional experiences. The facilitator of this workshop will be Don Perry.

In September 2018, Donald graduated from JustLeadershipUSA at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of New York. Donald is the founder of Project Operation Change and is currently a consultant for the Behavioral Health Justice Initiative Navigator Trainings at UMASS Medical in Shrewsbury, MA.

Saturday, January 11th and January 25th at 11. Refreshments will be provided.


Knitting Club


The knitting club meets every Wednesday at 1:00 pm, everyone is always welcome whether you already know how to knit or you want to learn. Come and join our knitting group.


Learn to Play the Ukulele

Sue Way will instruct students on how to play and tune a Ukulele.  Participants must have a valid library card in good standing for this program.  Program is designed for participants 9 years old and up.  (Yes, adults are welcome!)Registration is required.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays starting at 12:30 pm until 4 pm


Craft Projects and Activities

For ages 5 and up.

Friday, December 13th: Snoopy House

Friday, December 20th: Pom-Pom Bumble Snowman

Friday, January 10th: Finger Puppets

Friday, January 17th: Winnie the Pooh

Friday, February 14th: Beaded Bracelet

Friday, February 28th: Windsock


Drop In Crafts

Stop by the library anytime during the week and make the craft project for the week.  This is a self-directed activity, usually for ages 4 to 8, although younger children may enjoy it with help from their adult companion.  Crafts are available throughout the week until they are gone!


Lego Club

We’ll supply the LEGOs, you bring your creativity! Build with other LEGO fans and then tear down your creations. Club meets on Saturday, December 21st, January 18th, and February 15th at 11:00


Music and Movement

Come work the wiggles out in the Music and Movement get together, this program is held in the hall, before Storytime. Tuesdays at 10:00 am


Storytime

Come join us for games, stories and a craft, for ages 3 to 5 and their adult companions. This program lasts about 45 minutes and registration is not required at this time. Tuesdays at 10:30 am in the children’s room.


Overdrive Training

The Library now has a subscription to Overdrive for Babcock Library card holders!  Overdrive offers e-books and audiobooks that you can access on your mobile devices. Bring your phone, iPad, tablet, Kindle, or NOOK to the library and we will teach you how to get started!

Workshops dates are Fridays, December 6th, January 31st and February 7th at 4:00. If you require other dates, please let us know and we can accommodate you.

Become a sponsor and Adopt an Author! This program allows the library to acquire all the new titles published by your chosen author.

  • When a new title becomes available, you are placed 1st in the hold queue and your name is placed on a bookplate on the title page.
  • As a sponsor, you reimburse the library for the cost of the book, which is usually 25% off the cover price!

Not only will you have the opportunity to be the VERY FIRST READER of your favorite books, but you will be helping the library with your generous gift, thus helping our budget’s bottom line.  Don’t forget that your donation is also tax deductible!

Pick up an Adopt-an-Author form at the Babcock Library circulation desk.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!