Summer Library Events

Strawbale Gardening Workshops

Learn the Art of Strawbale Gardening, this work shop will take you through the entire growing season. 
Wednesday June 26th, July 17th, and August 7th and 28th at 4:00


Library Sunflower Club

We are looking for volunteers to assist us with our sunflower garden, the club will meet on Mondays at 4:00. All ages are welcomed!   


Craft Projects and Activities

For ages 5 and up.
Friday, June 14th at 3:30 Help us color our Rocket Ship!!
Friday, June 28th at 11:00 Bubbles
Friday, July 12th at 11:00 Paper airplanes and Rockets
Friday, July 26 at 11:00 weather permitting Sidewalk Chalk
Friday, August 9th at 11:00 Alien Mask (must register)
Friday, August 23rd at 11:00 Alien Monsters


Monday Space Movies

Start at 1:00, bring a comfortable blanket to sit on and watch the movie with your library friends.  All movies are space themed and are either G or PG rated.  June 17th – August 11th


Lego Club

We’ll supply the LEGOs, you bring your creativity!
Build with other LEGO fans and then tear down your creations.
Club meets Saturdays, June 22nd at 10


Rock Painting

Painting can be very relaxing; we have all the supplies.  This is program is for ages 13 and up.  Wednesdays, June 19th and August 21st at 5:00


Quiet Corner Reads Author Event

with Andre Dubus III. Tuesday, June 18, 7 PM, Mansion at Bald Hill, tickets are required and may be purchased at the library. 


Join the Teen Meet Up!

Young Adults Come meet new friends, play games, watch movies and just have fun!  Monday, June 17th, July 15th, and August 19th at 3:00


Summer Reading Program

The 2019 Summer Reading Program begins June 12th and runs until August 16th. Come to the library and sign up.  We have 3 different programs, Pre-readers, Readers, and Adults.  For every book read you will earn a raffle ticket, prizes are drawn weekly.  When your sticker sheet is filled, you will earn an entry into the Ice Cream Social and Movie, to be held on Friday, August 16th at 1 pm.   All books must be checked out from the Babcock Library. 


Evidence of A Lost Civilization: New England

Join us to hear Geoffrey Whittum speak about his archaeological investigations and explorations around New England! Habitations and chambers, temples and spires, stairs and mounds, balanced rocks and walls, foundations, ancient drill holes, and many other configurations- these ancient formations are not by accident. Come explore as we delve into the history of these amazing structures and who created them.

Wednesday, June 26th at 6:00 This Talk Is Free and For All Ages


Connecticut Authors Trail

Wednesday, July 31st at 6:30. Book signing and refreshments will be served. 12 years and up.

“Ruby in the Sky” by Ashford’s own, Jeanna Zulick Ferruolo

JEANNE ZULICK FERRUOLO lives in Ellington, Connecticut, with her husband and children. Ruby in the Sky is her first novel, and it won the SCBWI Work-in-Progress Award, the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award, and the New Voices in Children’s Literature: Tassy Walden Award.
 “The stories of the main characters intertwine beautifully, each one demonstrating the self-trust that enables them to do the right thing and to forgive. Writing in Ruby’s voice, Ferruolo creates an engaging plot peopled with complex characters that gracefully navigate many issues of our time, including women’s rights, immigration, prejudice and diversity, and bullying.” ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review


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!

Workshop dates are:  Mondays July 1st, August 5th at 10:00

If you require other dates, please let us know and we can accommodate you.


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!


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 starting at 12:30 pm until 4 pm


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.