Weekly Drop-in Programs (no registration required, unless noted)

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reading henProgramming Note: The Music in Motion program will not meet on 7/11.  This program will resume on 7/18.

Music in Motion for Toddlers – Wednesdays at 10am

 30 minutes of music, dancing, pony riding, & parachute fun

Thursday Story Hour – Thursdays at 10am

Story time and craft for 2-5 year olds.

 

 

Upcoming Programs

 

Crochet & Knitters’ Club – Wednesdays at 1:00pm
Thursday, July 5th at 9:30am – Rocking Recorders (Registration required)
Thursday, July 5th at 10:00am – Thursday Storyhour: A Day in the Life of Our Military
Tuesday, July 10th at 9:30am – Libraries Rock: A Night at the Library (presented by NLC 4H)
Tuesday, July 10th at 3:00pm – Paint by Music with Jenna (Registration required)
Tuesday, July 10th at 6:30pm – Connecticut Authors Trail Kickoff: Harmony Verna
Wednesday, July 11th at 10:00am – Music in Motion
Wednesday, July 11th at 1:00pm – Board Game Shake-up
Wednesday, July 11th at 3:00pm – Musical Science Series (children’s program)
Thursday, July 12th at 9:30am – Rocking Recorders (Registration required)
Thursday, July 12th at 10:00am – Thursday Storyhour
Thursday, July 12th at 1:00pm – Culinary Delights Book Club – The Recipe Clu(by Andrea Israel)
Tuesday, July 17th 9:30am – Harold and the Purple Crayon (book & craft activity for 4-6 yr olds)
Wednesday, July 18th at 10:00am – Music in Motion
Wednesday, July 18th at 1:00pm – Board Game Shake-up
Wednesday, July 18th at 3:00pm – Musical Science Series (children’s program)
Thursday, July 19th at 9:30am – Rocking Recorders (Registration required)
Thursday, July 19th at 10:00am – Thursday Storyhour
Thursday, July 19th at 3:00pm – Tween & Teen Tech Craft: Tabletop Cell Phone Holder
Tuesday, July 24th at 9:30am – Libraries Rock: A Library Mystery (presented by NLC 4H)
Tuesday, July 24th at 3:00pm – Tween & Teen Tech Craft: CD Mosaic Art
Wednesday, July 25th at 9:30am – Breakfast Book Club: One Summer(by Bill Bryson) (Chapters 1-17)
Wednesday, July 25th at 10:00am – Sing, Laugh, & Learn with Mr. Joe
Wednesday, July 25th at 1:00pm – Board Game Shake-up
Wednesday, July 25th at 3:00pm – Musical Science Series
Thursday, July 26th at 9:30am – Rocking Recorders
Thursday, July 26th at 10:00am – Thursday Storyhour
Thursday, July 26th at 11:00am – Totally Tye Dye
Tuesday, July 31st at 10:00am – Tween & Teens Craft: Da Bomb Bath Bombs
Tuesday, July 31st at 4:00pm – Musical Storyhour
Wednesday, August 1st at 12:00pm – Scrabble (bring your brown bag lunch)
Wednesday, August 1st at 3:00pm – JCCL Musical Family Movie: Frozen (2013/PG/1hr 49 mins)
Thursday, August 2nd at 10:00am – Books with Bella (therapy dog) Storyhour
Thursday, August 2nd at 1:00pm – Bodacious Beading
Tuesday, August 7th at 9:30am – Libraries Rock: ROCK-ets to the Rescue (presented by NLC 4H)
Tuesday, August 7th at 3:00pm – Paint by Music with Jenna (Registration required)
Wednesday, August 8th at 12:00pm – Scrabble (bring your brown bag lunch)

Wednesday, August 8th at 3:00pm – JCCL Family Musical Movie: Leap (2016/Rated PG/1hr 29mins)

Thursday, August 9th at 10:00am – Ballet for Beginners (presented by Thread City Ballet – Free!) (Registration required)

Thursday, August 9th at 1:00pm – Culinary Delights Book Club – TBD

Tuesday, August 14th at 12:00pm – Rhythmic Readers Tween/Teens Book Club: Echo (by Pam Munoz Ryan)  (Registration required)

Tuesday, August 14th at 3:00pm – Paint by Music with Jenna (Registration required)

Tuesday, August 14th from 9am – 5pm: Last day to submit tickets for Summer Reading prize drawings for children, teens, and adults!!

Wednesday, August 15th at 12:00pm – Scrabble (bring your brown bag lunch)

Wednesday, August 15th at 3:00pm – JCCL Family Musical Movie: Annie (2014/PG/1hr 58mins)

Thursday, August 16th at 10:00am – Summer Reading Finale: Balloon Creations by April Brunelle

Wednesday, August 29th at 9:30am – Breakfast Book Club: One Summer, America 1927 (Chapter 18-end)

For a complete overview of Summer Reading, including a printer-friendly list of our program schedule, click here.

 

Rocking Recorders

THURSDAYS IN JULY at 9:30am

Libraries are rocking this summer and we’re here to help out those struggling or aspiring recorder players.  Join us for 30 minutes of beginner and intermediate instruction.  We’ll focus on everything from holding the instrument, fingerings, and even try to read a little music.  Registration required so that individual needs can be met.  Call the library with questions or stop in to check it out.

Thursday, July 5th

Thursday, July 12th

Thursday, July 19th

Thursday, July 26th

Thursday Storyhour

THURSDAYS at 10:00am throughout July & August

Hear a few stories, sing a few songs, and enjoy some playtime with friends.  A new theme every week!  Recommended for ages 2-7, but younger or older siblings are always welcome.  Come one, come all and invite a friend to meet you here!

Paint by Music with Jenna

Want to learn some beginner painting techniques with a little musical inspiration?  Artists of all ages are invited to participate in a special paint to the music series lead by Franklin’s own Jenna McLean.  Registration is required for one or all sessions so that sufficient supplies can be gathered. Call or stop by the library to register (860-642-6207).

Tuesday, July 10th at 3:00pm

Tuesday, August 7th at 3:00pm

Tuesday, August 14th at 3:00pm

Connecticut Author Trail (CAT) Kickoff – Harmony Verna

TUESDAY, JULY 10th at 6:30pm – The 10th annual CAT kickoffs at the Janet Carlson Calvert Library!  Meet Harmony Verna and then follow the trail to 30 libraries this summer.  Check out our full schedule (http://connecticutauthorstrail.org) and mark your calendar today for the finale held at Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theater on Seprember 20th (free!)

Harmony Verna’s debut novel was Daughter of Australia followed by her newest novel, Beneath the Apple Leaves. Throughout her twenty-year career in communications, Harmony has worked on articles in top-tier publications and guest segments on programs including Today, CBS This Morning, and Good Morning America. She has also written scripts for the Food Network and articles for magazines including Modern Bride and Connecticut Woman.

Beneath the Apple Leaves is a sweeping, heartfelt historical novel that follows a family of immigrants who trade city living for the harsh realities of Pennsylvania farm life.

Board Game Shake-up

Do you like board games?  We’ve got a cool place to meet up with friends for some board games every Wednesday at 1:00pm throughout July.  Can’t decide what to play?  We’ve got that covered too!  Spin the wheel and let our game spinner decide the game of the day.  It’s a great way to meet new people and beat the summer heat!

Wednesday, July 11th at 1:00pm

Wednesday, July 18th at 1:00pm

Wednesday, July 25th at 1:00pm

Rocking Recorders

THURSDAYS IN JULY at 9:30am

Libraries are rocking this summer and we’re here to help out those struggling or aspiring recorder players.  Join us for 30 minutes of beginner and intermediate instruction.  We’ll focus on everything from holding the instrument, fingerings, and even try to read a little music.  Registration required so that individual needs can be met.  Call the library with questions or stop in to check it out.

Thursday, July 5th

Thursday, July 12th

Thursday, July 19th

Thursday, July 26th

Thursday Storyhour

THURSDAYS at 10:00am throughout July & August

Hear a few stories, sing a few songs, and enjoy some playtime with friends.  A new theme every week!  Recommended for ages 2-7, but younger or older siblings are always welcome.  Come one, come all and invite a friend to meet you here!

Culinary Delights Book Club

The JCCL Cookbook Club is getting out of the kitchen and into the books this summer.  We’re reading novels with cooking themes (and recipes!).  We’ll get together to discuss each book and enjoy a highlighted treat .  Books available at the library for check out!

Thursday, July 12th at 1:00pm – The Recipe Club  by Andrea Israel

Thursday, August 9th at 1:00pm – The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe by Mary Simses

Thursday, September 13th at 1:00pm – The Recipe Box by Viola Shipman

Special Storyhours

Can’t make our regular Thursday Storyhour?  How about one of these special-themed storyhours?  Join us for some interactive stories and a craft.   Recommended for ages 2-6 years old.  Playdate groups welcome.  Registration is always helpful (especially with larger groups), but not required.

Tuesday, July 17th at 9:30am –  Harold and the Purple Crayon  (each family receives a free book!)

Tuesday, July 31st at 4:00pm – Musical Storyhour

Board Game Shake-up

Do you like board games?  We’ve got a cool place to meet up with friends for some board games every Wednesday at 1:00pm throughout July.  Can’t decide what to play?  We’ve got that covered too!  Spin the wheel and let our game spinner decide the game of the day.  It’s a great way to meet new people and beat the summer heat!

Wednesday, July 11th at 1:00pm

Wednesday, July 18th at 1:00pm

Wednesday, July 25th at 1:00pm