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Join us for an Elementary Nutmeg Book Group! Finding Winnie- The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear By Lindsay Mattick Illustrated by Sophie Blackall Grades 2-3 Monday, November 27th at 4:30pm We will read together, discuss, and have pizza!Find out more »
Come learn and play chess! Meets on the floor of the children's room. For children Kindergarten through 5th grade. Drop In! Chess Club will NOT meet when Avon Schools are closed for holidays, early dismissal, or weather related closings.Find out more »
Parents sign up your child to be a Little Buddy! Little Buddies must currently be in Grade K, 1, 2, or even Grade 3! (Grade 3 newly included as of 10/27) This will meet 4 times: Thursdays in November, from 4:30-5:30 PM, on: 11/2, 11/9, 11/6, and 11/30. This program will NOT meet on Thanksgiving. Children will be paired up with a teen Big Buddy to read with and be read to. We will end all our sessions with a…Find out more »
Envelope Art for Kids Grades 4 and Up Thursday, November 30th 6:30-7:30pm Please register online. It's fun getting a letter, but even more so when the envelope is fancy! Come join us for inspiration to make the outside of your envelopes as fancy as what's inside! Please feel free to bring your own holiday envelopes and addresses.Find out more »
Family Game Time Tuesday, December 5th 5:30-7:30pm Ages 4-14 Sign up online today! Unplug, connect and play with your family while learning some fantastic board games that promote creative thinking, strategy and cooperative play! Come for games and stay for Pajama Story Time (for ages 4-6) from 6:30-7pm! Your Friendly Neighborhood Tabletop Shop Hobbies, Games & Collectibles 741 New Britain Avenue, Newington, CTFind out more »
Children’s Manager Kari Ann’s PickPosted on 2017-11-15 16:46
Eye of the storm : NASA, drones, and the race to crack the hurricane code / Amy Cherrix (2017 children’s non-fiction, J 551.55)
Describes the ways in which technology is being used to study hurricanes in order to predict both the timing and strength of these storms, focusing on NASA’s Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel mission (HS3) mission that uses drone technology.
Library Birthday PartyPosted on 2017-10-24 12:44
Spooktacular Animal Adventure
Meet some of the animals that haunt our dreams, make our “skin crawl and the hair stand up on the back of our necks! We’ll discuss animals that are perfectly at home in the shadows & in swamps, and are on the prowl under the moonlit sky. Join Animal Embassy as we demystify these amazing creatures and help library patrons to cross the line from fear to respect and appreciation. Animal Embassy will help families to see the beauty in these often maligned and misunderstood creatures. We will showcase Animal Ambassadors such as a Pink-toed Tarantula, an Emperor Scorpion, a Sinaloan Milk Snake, a Boa Constrictor, an Axolotl or a Leopard Slug, an Argentine Black & White Tegu and more “spooktacular” animals in the spirit of Halloween!
Sponsored by the Friends of Avon Library
The Wright plane takes off!Posted on 2017-10-17 12:13
If you’ve been following along, it has been a long journey from the Avon Library One Book series, based on David McCullough’s “The Wright Brothers” to making our very own 1:4 scale 1903 Wright flyer.
And now… drumroll please… it has taken off! Literally!! The plane is now on view for all to see in the Library atrium. Check out the view from the first floor, or take a peek from the Children’s Room windows for a bird’s eye perspective.
An average of six builders met 93 times from November 2016 to June 2017 to complete this project in 1,405 hours! We could not have done it without the help of all of our community builders. Thank you all!
Thank you Avon Department of Public Works for climbing the height to help us hang the plane.
And thank you to the Avon Education Foundation for generously funding this community project.
Staff Picks, September 27thPosted on 2017-09-27 16:23
Circulation Assistant Karen’s Pick:
Invisible Emmie / Terri Libenson (2017 children’s graphic novel, J Graphic Libenson)
The lives of two middle school girls, one a quiet artist, the other a popular overachiever, intersect on a day shaped by a misdelivered note, crushes, humiliations, boredom and drama.
Sunday Reference Librarian Liz’s Pick:
Spies of revolutionary Connecticut : from Benedict Arnold to Nathan Hale / Mark Allen Baker (2014 non-fiction, 327.12 Baker)
Covert intelligence played a critical role in the American Revolution. Connecticut produced an extraordinary number of spies on both sides of the conflict, from the infamous traitor and Norwich-born Benedict Arnold to Patriot Nathan Hale, executed by the British for espionage. Spying during the Revolution entailed coded messages, early submarines with the first exploding torpedoes and the penalty of death for those caught in the act. Despite the risk, some spies even played both sides as double agents, such as Edward Bancroft, who was never caught.
Reference Librarian Barbara’s Pick:
As close to us as breathing : a novel / Elizabeth Poliner (2016 fiction book call# F Poliner)
In 1948, a small stretch of the Woodmont, Connecticut shoreline, affectionately named “Bagel Beach,” has long been a summer destination for Jewish families. Here sisters Ada, Vivie, and Bec assemble at their beloved family cottage, with children in tow and weekend-only husbands who arrive each Friday in time for the Sabbath meal.
Get your Summer Reading logs here!Posted on 2017-09-05 16:14
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