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VCR Wanted

We are currently looking for a VCR in working order that anyone is willing to donate. If you have one please call the library at 860-487-4420. Thank you!

September Events

Music and Movement

Tuesdays, 10:00 am September 11th, 18th, & 25th


Story Time

Come join us for games, stories, and a craft, for ages 3-5 and their adult companions. This program lasts about 45 minutes and registration is not required at this time.

Tuesdays, 10:30 am September 11th, 18th, & 25th


Lego Club

We’ll supply the LEGOs, you bring your creativity! Build with other LEGO fans and then tear down your creations. For ages 5 and up.

Saturdays, 10:00 am September 8th, 15th, & 22nd


Sidewalk Chalk

Come tot he library and create sidewalk chalk art with your friends. We’ll supply the chalk, you supply the art!

Monday, September 10th at 4:00 pm


Creative Writing Club

Workshops on building and improving writing skills through games, revision of drafts, and idea sharing. For ages 12 and up (adults and all skill levels welcome!)

Mondays, 4:30 pm September 10th, 17th, & 24th


Ukuele

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, 12:30 pm September 11th, 18th, & 25th. Fridays, 3:30 pm September 14th, 21st, & 28th.


Adult Book Club

The adult book club will discuss, “Sharp Objects” by Gillian Flynn.

About: Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family’s Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming.

“First-time novelist Flynn is a natural-born thriller.”
—People Style Watch

Wednesday, 3:30 pm September 12th


Sidewalk Chalk

Come to the library and create sidewalk chalk art with your friends! We supply the chalk, you supply the art!

Wednesday, 4:00 pm September 12th


Sing With Me

If you have a little one that loves music, this program is for you! Join us for a half-hour of adult & child singing, clapping, and stomping along to favorite kids’ songs, with occasional musical instruments or accompanying books thrown in!

No need to register, just drop in!

Friday, 2:00 pm September 14th


Bubble Blowing

Bubbles are so much more fun with friends! We have the bubbles, bring your friends! For ages 3 and up.

Monday, 4:00 pm September 17th


Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

Bring your current resume and laptop, if you have one. This workshop will be taught in a group setting.

Friday, 5:00 pm September 21st


Teen Book Club

The teen book club will be discussing “The Authentics” by Abdi Nazemian.

About the book:

Daria Esfandyar is Iranian-American and proud of her heritage, unlike some of the “Nose Jobs” in the clique led by her former best friend, Heidi Javadi. Daria and her friends call themselves the Authentics, because they pride themselves on always keeping it real.
But in the course of researching a school project, Daria learns something shocking about her past, which launches her on a journey of self-discovery. It seems everyone is keeping secrets. And it’s getting harder to know who she even is any longer.
With infighting among the Authentics, her mother planning an over-the-top sweet sixteen party, and a romance that should be totally off limits, Daria doesn’t have time for this identity crisis. As everything in her life is spinning out of control—can she figure out how to stay true to herself?

“A beautiful and compelling story about identity, race, and family love. A must read in an age where #weneeddiversebooks more than ever.” (Melissa de la Cruz, New York Times bestselling author)

Saturday, 10:00 am September 22nd


Teen Advisory Board

Are you 12-16 and like spending time at the library? If your answer is yes, then the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is for you! We are looking for teens to assist us with the reading activities that we do throughout the year. You will assist with collection development, programming for all ages, and set up book displays. Of course we will have snacks!

Saturday, 11:30 am September 22nd


Banned Book Week

September 23- September 29


Book Cover Redesign

Do you know a book that has a bad cover? Want to redesign it? Join us and we will pick out a book and redesign the cover. Participants can draw, use mixed media, make a collage, or use photo-editing software. You can e-mail your final result to: cmacmaster@babcocklibrary.org or bring it into the library. We will then post the covers on the library Facebook and vote on the best one.

Wednesday, 5:00 pm September 26th


Young Adult and Adult Coloring

Come join us and relax and color mandalas or designs of your choice. You can bring your own books and coloring materials or use ours. We will provide colored pencils and gel pens.

Registration is required.

Wednesday, 6:30 pm September 26th


Michael Belanger Reading

Join Michael Belanger author of, “The History of Jane Doe” for a reading and discussion.

About the book:

History buff Ray knows everything about the peculiar legends and lore of his rural Connecticut hometown. Burgerville’s past is riddled with green cow sightings and human groundhogs, but the most interesting thing about the present is the new girl–we’ll call her Jane Doe.

Inscrutable, cool, and above all mysterious, Jane seems as determined to hide her past as Ray is to uncover it. As fascination turns to friendship and then to something more, Ray is certain he knows Jane’s darkest, most painful secrets and Jane herself–from past to present. But when the unthinkable happens, Ray is forced to acknowledge that perhaps history can only tell us so much.

For ages 14 and up.

Saturday, 10:00 am September 29th