It may be cold outside, but we’ve got some hot programming this month at CPL. Check it out:
New Movie Thursday ~ Where’d You Go, Bernadette (2019)
Did you miss the screening of a film you wanted to see in theatres? Join us for the first Thursday of the month for a screening of a recently released film. This month’s film is Where’d You Go, Bernadette, rated PG-13 and starring Cate Blanchett. Registration appreciated for this adult program.
The Nutcracker performed by Brass City Ballet
Saturday, December 7, 2019, 1:00pm and 3:00pm
Brass City Ballet celebrates the magic of Christmas in a live, narrated performance of The Nutcracker. Children and adults will delight in the story of Clara and her journey through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of the Sweets where she meets the Sugar Plum Fairy and all her delicious treats. Please register for either the 1:00 show, or the 3:00 show.
Holiday Concert with Boogie Chillun’
Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:00 – 3:00pm
Celebrate the season with Boogie Chillun’! This special concert will engage and captivate adults and kids alike with interactive sing-a-long seasonal holiday songs from multiple traditions. No registration required.
DIY Ornament Making (All Ages)
Thursday, December 12, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Join us for a evening of DIY ornament making! All materials will be provided by the library and each participant will leave with one completed ornament. Stop in anytime between 5:30 and 7:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.
Play & Learn
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 10:00 – 11:00am
Our drop-in play group for children and their caregivers! Children and their caregivers explore interactive and sensory activities together, encouraging the development of early literacy skills. We will have lots of movement, songs, and a short storytime during the last 20 minutes of the program. Best for ages 2 to 5 years old, no registration required.
Mattatuck Museum Community Art Discussion
Monday, December 16, 2019, 2:00 – 3:30pm
The Mattatuck Museum is looking to engage area residents in a community art discussion based upon some of our exhibitions. Valerie Rodgers, Lead Museum Educator, will present this discussion using images of paintings, artworks, archival photographs and more! Registration is required.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Meet other local families who are educating their children and teens at home while sharing tips, ideas, and educational materials. Please register each child or teen separately.
Terrific Tweens: Let’s Make Wishing Bracelets!
Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 4:00 – 4:45pm
Kids in grades 5-8 are invited for fun with art, science, technology, and games. Today we’ll decorate paper beads on one side with crayons, markers or pencils, and then write a wish on the other. Then we’ll roll them up, string them together and wish for good things! No registration required.
Books Over Coffee: Snow Child
Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 12:00 – 1:30pm
Want to engage in great discussions about books? Meet new people? Eat lunch with friends? Join us for an adult monthly book club. We’ll meet from 12-1:30 in The Loft to discuss the selected title. Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey is our December selection. You bring your lunch, we’ll provide the coffee and tea. Registration is required.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Come by yourself of bring friends. Test your knowledge of categories including pop culture, current events, history, music, and of course, literature. It’s all for pride, not for prize. Registration is required for this adult program. When registering please register entire group from one person to a max five people.
Holiday Wrapping Event
Thursday, December 19, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Do you have many presents to wrap this holiday season? Need a place to spread out? Need to get away from prying eyes? Join us for a holiday wrapping event. Each participant will have a table, 1 roll of paper, scissors and tape. Feel free to bring your own supplies but please note you must complete your wrapping by 8PM. Space is limited for this fun event, Registration will take place two weeks before and tea/coco will be offered.
DIY Holiday Cards and Gift Bags (All Ages)
Monday, December 23, 2019, 5:00 – 6:30pm
Need a last minute gift bag? Forgot to grab holiday cards? We got you covered! The library will provide all sorts of materials and tools to create one-of-a-kind holiday cards and giftbags. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is required.
Movies @ the Library: Elf (2003)
Thursday, December 26, 2019, 2:00 – 3:45pm
Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins! Make sure you bring the whole family for a screening of the movie, Elf (2003)! Popcorn will be served. All ages are welcome. Runtime: 97 minutes, rated PG. No registration required.