Building a Better World with New London County 4H

We are so excited to be working with New London County 4H again this summer!  They have a program designed just for JCC Library that we can’t wait for you to experience.  There’s a new book-inspired activity each week.  Registration always helpful, but drop-ins always welcome!  Suitable for ages 6+, although adult supervision requested for younger children.

Tuesday, July 11th at 3:00pm

Reading: Iggy Peck: Architect

Activity: Building Bridges

Can you build a bridge using spaghetti and marshmallows that can hold up our 4H mascot, Gertrude the Goat?

 

Tuesday, July 18th at 3:00pm

Reading: Rollercoaster Book

Activity: Building a Rollercoaster

Build a better roller coaster using foam insulation, tape, paper towel rolls, and your imagination.

 

Tuesday, July 25th at 3:00pm

Reading: The Boy who Harnessed the Wind

Activity: Wind Turbines

Design the blades for a wind turbine. Using a voltmeter, find out who can make the most electricity.

 

Tuesday, August 1st at 3:00pm

Reading: Sydney and Simon: Go Green

Activity: Building submarines

Trash islands in our oceans are a big problem. Build a submarine that can help with the clean up!

 

Tuesday, August 5th at 3:00pm

Reading: The Red Bicycle

Activity: Rockets to the Rescue

There are many different ways to get help to people in need. You will build a rocket that can bring medicine to people living on an island.

Pioneer Adventures

Become a pioneer this summer and explore Franklin and America’s western expansion through the eyes of local history and lore!  Build toys, create lanterns, learn to knit or crochet, play traditional pioneer games (& some modern twists on the old games!), and follow clues as they lead you through a period-themed scavenger hunt to local landmarks and businesses.

Attend any 6 of the following programs throughout the summer & receive a special prize at our Summer Reading Finale! Be sure to note the location of each program.   All materials are FREE and open to residents & non-residents (recommended for children 6+).  Registration not required, unless otherwise noted.

June 22nd at 6pm (at JCCL): Pioneer Bookclub (craft & snack)

July 5th from 1pm-3pm (at JCCL): 4th of July Celebration (traditional games, make lemonade, learn to knit or crochet)

July 12th at 1pm (at JCCL): Oregon Trail Game (& craft)

July 27th at 10am (at Blue Slope Museum): Oxcart Man (read, explore, program on bartering, & craft)

August 2 at 1pm (at JCCL): Tin Lanterns (registration required for this event so supplies can be gathered & prepared)

August 5 at 10am (at Kahn Road Schoolhouse): Birch Broom demonstration (take a tour, meet local artisan Grant Bombria’s, stories, & bring a picnic lunch)

August 10th at 1pm (at JCCL Library): Healing Plants presentation

August 15th at 10am (at Franklin Congregational Church): Pioneer Gatherings (tour, history, & role of the church in the 1800s)

 

Local Author Meet n’ Greet

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2nd at 10am – An extra special story hour with a local children’s author!  Check back for details. 

Pioneer Adventures

Become a pioneer this summer and explore Franklin and America’s western expansion through the eyes of local history and lore!  Build toys, create lanterns, learn to knit or crochet, play traditional pioneer games (& some modern twists on the old games!), and follow clues as they lead you through a period-themed scavenger hunt to local landmarks and businesses.

Attend any 6 of the following programs throughout the summer & receive a special prize at our Summer Reading Finale! Be sure to note the location of each program.   All materials are FREE and open to residents & non-residents (recommended for children 6+).  Registration not required, unless otherwise noted.

June 22nd at 6pm (at JCCL): Pioneer Bookclub (craft & snack)

July 5th from 1pm-3pm (at JCCL): 4th of July Celebration (traditional games, make lemonade, learn to knit or crochet)

July 12th at 1pm (at JCCL): Oregon Trail Game (& craft)

July 27th at 10am (at Blue Slope Museum): Oxcart Man (read, explore, program on bartering, & craft)

August 2 at 1pm (at JCCL): Tin Lanterns (registration required for this event so supplies can be gathered & prepared)

August 5 at 10am (at Kahn Road Schoolhouse): Birch Broom demonstration (take a tour, meet local artisan Grant Bombria’s, stories, & bring a picnic lunch)

August 10th at 1pm (at JCCL Library): Healing Plants presentation

August 15th at 10am (at Franklin Congregational Church): Pioneer Gatherings (tour, history, & role of the church in the 1800s)

 

Singing Bowls with John Irwin

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8th at 10:30am – Listening to the tones produced by Himalayan singing bowls brings you to a place of calm, peace, healing, and harmony. If you have never heard several singing bowls played together, you have never really heard singing bowls.  Join us!

Building a Better World with New London County 4H

We are so excited to be working with New London County 4H again this summer!  They have a program designed just for JCC Library that we can’t wait for you to experience.  There’s a new book-inspired activity each week.  Registration always helpful, but drop-ins always welcome!  Suitable for ages 6+, although adult supervision requested for younger children.

Tuesday, July 11th at 3:00pm

Reading: Iggy Peck: Architect

Activity: Building Bridges

Can you build a bridge using spaghetti and marshmallows that can hold up our 4H mascot, Gertrude the Goat?

 

Tuesday, July 18th at 3:00pm

Reading: Rollercoaster Book

Activity: Building a Rollercoaster

Build a better roller coaster using foam insulation, tape, paper towel rolls, and your imagination.

 

Tuesday, July 25th at 3:00pm

Reading: The Boy who Harnessed the Wind

Activity: Wind Turbines

Design the blades for a wind turbine. Using a voltmeter, find out who can make the most electricity.

 

Tuesday, August 1st at 3:00pm

Reading: Sydney and Simon: Go Green

Activity: Building submarines

Trash islands in our oceans are a big problem. Build a submarine that can help with the clean up!

 

Tuesday, August 5th at 3:00pm

Reading: The Red Bicycle

Activity: Rockets to the Rescue

There are many different ways to get help to people in need. You will build a rocket that can bring medicine to people living on an island.

Morning Movie & Munchkins

It’s movie time and we’ll bring the munchkins!  Take a break from the heat and join us for a new release:

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19th at 9:30am – Lego Batman Movie 2017 (Rated PG/104 mins)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9th at 9:30am -Power Rangers (Rated PG-13/124 mins)

 

The Puppet Lady

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10th at 10:00am – Join puppet lady, Cheryl Incandella, as she presents an interactive dinosaur program for children. She’ll also be sharing her collection of stories, puppets, & fossils.

Pioneer Adventures

Become a pioneer this summer and explore Franklin and America’s western expansion through the eyes of local history and lore!  Build toys, create lanterns, learn to knit or crochet, play traditional pioneer games (& some modern twists on the old games!), and follow clues as they lead you through a period-themed scavenger hunt to local landmarks and businesses.

Attend any 6 of the following programs throughout the summer & receive a special prize at our Summer Reading Finale! Be sure to note the location of each program.   All materials are FREE and open to residents & non-residents (recommended for children 6+).  Registration not required, unless otherwise noted.

June 22nd at 6pm (at JCCL): Pioneer Bookclub (craft & snack)

July 5th from 1pm-3pm (at JCCL): 4th of July Celebration (traditional games, make lemonade, learn to knit or crochet)

July 12th at 1pm (at JCCL): Oregon Trail Game (& craft)

July 27th at 10am (at Blue Slope Museum): Oxcart Man (read, explore, program on bartering, & craft)

August 2 at 1pm (at JCCL): Tin Lanterns (registration required for this event so supplies can be gathered & prepared)

August 5 at 10am (at Kahn Road Schoolhouse): Birch Broom demonstration (take a tour, meet local artisan Grant Bombria’s, stories, & bring a picnic lunch)

August 10th at 1pm (at JCCL Library): Healing Plants presentation

August 15th at 10am (at Franklin Congregational Church): Pioneer Gatherings (tour, history, & role of the church in the 1800s)

 

Literary Feast Bookclub

The Cookbook Club is cleansing their palette over the summer by reading a few food-inspired books.  Join us for an enjoyable book discussion.   Books are now available a the library for check out!

THURSDAY, JULY 13th at 1:00pm -Wife of the Chef (by Courtney Febbroriello)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10th at 1:00pm – Plum Wine (by Angela Davis-Gardner)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th at 1:00pm – The School of Essential Ingredients (by Erica Bauermeister)