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Children's Programs & Activities

Please call 860-434-2272 or email programreg@lymepl.org to register for any of the programs on this page.

April/May/June 2017 Programs



Art and Books with Kristen Thornton for Grades K-5, Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30 P.M.

Kristen Thornton will conduct after school art programs which will feature a story, based on a recent or notable children’s book, and art activity.


Wednesday, April 19Shape Shift by Joyce Hesselberth/Printing with shapes

Wednesday, May 10Pool by Jihyeon Lee/Underwater Self Portraits


Limited to 12 children.  Please call to register or email programreg@lymepl.org.



Toy Around with Science with Kendall Perkins for Grades 3-5, Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30 P.M.

Each session will explore a principle of physics or chemistry by making something fun that works, with everyday materials!


Wednesday, April 26 – Clown Around with Air/ Create a pinwheel powered trick clown figure

Wednesday, May 17 – May the Force be with You: Pendulums and Whirligigs! / explore, create, and take home gadgets that use shared energy


Limited to 12 participants. Please call or email programreg@lymepl.org to register.



Open Studio – Still Life with Kristen Thornton (Grades 6-12) Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 P.M.

Students will recreate Still Life exhibits from their choice of media and materials, i.e. painting (watercolors/oils) or drawing (charcoals/pastels.) Kristen Thornton will guide them through their projects as they work at their individual paces. Materials will be supplied for all programs, but students may bring their own supplies if they choose.  Limited to 10 participants.  Please call or email programreg@lymepl.org to register.  Please note: There will be no session on April 11 due to school vacation. The classes will run through Tuesday, June 13.  Check our July newsletter for summer class dates.





It’s Thisbe: Queen of Adventure!  And an Egg Hunt! Saturday, April 15 at 10:30 A.M.

Children are invited to come to the library for stories from Jen Petty Hilger followed by an egg hunt to celebrate spring.  Jen will read her new story Thisbe: Queen of Adventure and other stories, and she will sell and sign copies of her book after the egg hunt. Children should bring their own baskets.  Please call the library to register or email programreg@lymepl.org