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Stratford Library Kids Events in October

October Storytimes
The Stratford Library Children’s Dept. offers weekly storytimes for children. Storytimes meet at 10:30 am. On Mondays, Toddler Time meets for ages 0-2. (No storytime on October 27). On Tuesdays, Preschool Storytime meets for ages 3-5. Baby Lapsit meets on Thursdays for babies 0-18 months. Friday Fun offers stories and songs for ages 2-5. October 30 and 31 are Trick or Treat storytimes. Enjoy early literacy activities and meet other families at Library storytimes. Registration required. To register, visit the website at stratfordlibrary.org, then choose Events. For more information about Library programs and services for children, call 203.385.4165 or visit stratfordlibrary.org/kids.

Modern Art Mashup
The Stratford Library Children’s Dept. will offer a modern art workshop for children ages 6-12 on Thursday, October 5 at 4pm. Learn about Picasso then create some representative cubist art. To register, visit the website at stratfordlibrary.org, then choose Events. For more information about Library programs and services for children, call 203.385.4165 or visit stratfordlibrary.org/kids.

Book Scientists
The Stratford Library Children’s Dept. will offer Book Scientist kits for children ages 3-12. Each kit includes books and activities. Books are selected based on the age of the child participating. This month the themes will be All About Me (October 6) and Dogs (October 20. Return the Library books when they are due and keep everything else! To register, visit the website at stratfordlibrary.org, then choose Events. For more information about Library programs and services for children, call 203.385.4165 or visit stratfordlibrary.org/kids.

Alphabet Parade Grab ‘n’ Go
The Stratford Library Children’s Dept. is offering Alphabet Parade grab ‘n go craft kits on Friday, October 6 and 20 for children ages 2-6. The crafts feature the letters “U” and “V”. To register, visit the website at stratfordlibrary.org, then choose Events. For more information about Library programs and services for children, call 203.385.4165 or visit stratfordlibrary.org/kids.

Sensory Storytime
The Stratford Library Children’s Dept. will offer a Sensory Storytime for children ages 3-7 on Saturday, October 7 at 11am. This is an adaptive storytime for children with special needs. To register, visit the website at stratfordlibrary.org, then choose Events. For more information about Library programs and services for children, call 203.385.4165 or visit stratfordlibrary.org/kids.

Jewelry Making
The Stratford Library Children’s Dept. will offer a jewelry making program for children ages 8-14 on Monday, October 9 at 4pm. Tweens will make a necklace and learn professional jewelry making techniques. This class is courtesy of Bud and Roz Siegel and the staff of the Westport Library. To register, visit the website at stratfordlibrary.org, then choose Events. For more information about Library programs and services for children, call 203.385.4165 or visit stratfordlibrary.org/kids.

Preschool Art
Join the Stratford Library Children’s Dept. for some creative fun on Wednesday, October 11 at 4 pm for children ages 3-7. Preschool Art will meet in the Children’s Program Room. To register, visit the website at stratfordlibrary.org, then choose Events. For more information about Library programs and services for children, call 203.385.4165 or visit stratfordlibrary.org/kids.

Junior Scientists Grab ‘n’ Go
The Stratford Library Children’s Dept. will offer a Junior Scientists grab & go activity for children ages 4-7 with pick-ups starting on Thursday, October 12. Children can enjoy a science experiment with the help of an adult. To register, visit the website at stratfordlibrary.org, then choose Events. For more information about Library programs and services for children, call 203.385.4165 or visit stratfordlibrary.org/kids.

Treehouse Science
The Stratford Library Children’s Dept. will offer a treehouse science program for children ages 7-12 on Friday, October 13 at 3:30pm. Try out different science, math, and art projects on different Fridays throughout the year at our Treehouse Table. To register, visit the website at stratfordlibrary.org, then choose Events. For more information about Library programs and services for children, call 203.385.4165 or visit stratfordlibrary.org/kids.

Piano w/ Friends
The Stratford Library Children’s Dept. will offer Piano with Friends: Music Basics class on Saturday October 14 at 3 pm and Tuesday, October 17 at 6pm for children ages 7-12. Learn about music notes and how to find keys on a music keyboard (class does not replace professional piano lessons). On Wednesday, October 25 at 4pm, learn some excerpts from Disney Songs (The Music Basics class is a prerequisite to the Disney Songs class). Piano with Friends will meet in the Children’s Program Room. To register, visit the website at stratfordlibrary.org, then choose Events. For more information about Library programs and services for children, call 203.385.4165 or visit stratfordlibrary.org/kids.

Spookley, The Square Pumpkin Movie and Craft
Join the Stratford Library Children’s Dept. for some early Halloween fun for ages 4-8 on Monday, October 16 at 6pm. Kids will enjoy a movie and craft. To register, visit the website at stratfordlibrary.org, then choose Events. For more information about Library programs and services for children, call 203.385.4165 or visit stratfordlibrary.org/kids.

Preschool Yoga with Jyothi
Join the Stratford Library Children’s Dept. for a preschool yoga session on Wednesday, October 18 at 10:30 am for children ages 2-5. The yoga instructor is Miss Jyothi. To register, visit the website at stratfordlibrary.org, then choose Events. It’s helpful if children can bring a mat or a towel to sit upon. For more information about Library programs and services for children, call 203.385.4165 or visit stratfordlibrary.org/kids.

Tween Marshmallow Surprise
Join the Stratford Library Children’s and Teen Depts. for some marshmallow fun on Wednesday, October 18 at 3pm. Participants will taste different marshmallows to discover what surprises are inside (Vegan marshmallows are available with 7 days advance notice). Children in grades 4-7 are welcome. To register, visit the website at stratfordlibrary.org, then choose Events. For more information about Library programs and services for children, call 203.385.4165 or visit stratfordlibrary.org/kids.

Lighthouse Quilters
The Stratford Library Children’s Dept. offers a monthly, intergenerational quilting program – the October date is Monday, October 23 at 4 pm for patrons ages 7 and up. Each month participants will work together to create seasonal quilt blocks. To register, visit the website at stratfordlibrary.org, then choose Events. For more information about Library programs and services for children, call 203.385.4165 or visit stratfordlibrary.org/kids.

Nutmeg Book Group
The Stratford Library Children’s Dept. is offering the Nutmeg Book Group for readers in grades 4 to 6. October’s pick will be “Scritch Scratch”. Read the book, then join us for a book discussion on Monday, October 23 at 7pm on Zoom. Book provided to registered participants courtesy of the Carol Pieper Memorial Fund. To register, visit the website at stratfordlibrary.org, then choose Events. For more information about Library programs and services for children, call 203.385.4165 or visit stratfordlibrary.org/kids.

Coding Class
Join the Stratford Library Children’s Dept. for some coding fun on Tuesday, October 24 at 4 pm. Children ages 7-12 are welcome. Have some fun with computer and paper coding. To register, visit the website at stratfordlibrary.org, then choose Events. For more information about Library programs and services for children, call 203.385.4165 or visit stratfordlibrary.org/kids.

Preschool Academy
Join the Stratford Library Children’s Dept. for a monthly interactive workshop for parents and preschoolers ages 3-5 on Thursday, October 26 at 6pm. The workshop will include activities, stories, and tips on how to get your preschooler Kindergarten ready. Preschool Academy will meet in the Children’s Program Room. To register, visit the website at stratfordlibrary.org, then choose Events. For more information about Library programs and services for children, call 203.385.4165 or visit stratfordlibrary.org/kids.

Learn to Crochet
The Stratford Library Children’s Dept. is offering beginner’s crochet lessons on Saturday, October 28 at 2:30 pm. All students ages 9 and older are welcome, and supplies are provided. To register, visit the website at stratfordlibrary.org, then choose Events. For more information about Library programs and services for children, call 203.385.4165 or visit stratfordlibrary.org/kids.

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