Fall and Winter 2014 Programs

Special Events

Our Library Tree!

In January, we will be putting snowflakes on our tree. In February, we will add brightly colored fish in remembrance of Dr. Seuss' Birthday!

Hats Off to Reading

When: Monday, February 24 - Saturday, March 1
Ages: All ages
Details: Celebrate Dr. Seuss week by wearing a hat each day this week. Receive a raffle chance for each day you wear a hat!

Family Movie: Wreck-It Ralph (PG)

When: Friday, February 21 at 1 PM
Details: Come and see our special school vacation week movie

Geronimo Stilton's Cheesy Pizza Party

When: Wednesday, March 5 at 6:30 PM
Details: Enjoy Fabumouse games, crafts, and pizza, and be sure to check out a Geronimo Stilton book for the book group discussion on April 2. Register in the Children's Room or call 594-1800 ext 107.
Ages: 6-12

Geronimo Stilton's Cheesy Book Group

When: Wednesday, April 2 at 6 PM
Details: We will discuss the characters and adventures in this series of books. Register in the Children's Room
Ages: 6-12

Winter Programs

Minecraft for ages 9-12

When: Wednesdays, January 15 and February 12 at 3:30 PM
Ages: 9-12
Details: Play Minecraft in the Computer Lab with your friends. Sign up in the Children's Room or call 594-1800 ext 107.

Read to Rover

When:Thursdays, January 30 and February 13 at 5 PM
Ages: 5 and up
Details: The "Read to Rover" program has shown that children who are learning to read feel more relaxed and less self-conscious when reading to animals. Reading to these specially trained dogs can enhance self-esteem by offering non-judgemental, non-threatening attention. Registration is required. Call 594-1800 ext. 107 or sign up in the Children's Room.

Pajama Story Time

When:Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Ages:Family/All ages
Details: Pajama Story Time is an evening family program. It is held on Thursday evenings @ 6:30 and no registration is required. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite pajamas and join us for stories and crafts. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit the library as a family.
For more information: Chicopee Public Library Children's Room, 594-1800 x107
Dates:January 9 & 23; February 6 & 20.

Preschool Story Time

Where: Chicopee Main Library - Children's Room
Time: Every other Tuesday at 10:30 A.M.  
Ages:2.5 - 6
Details: Preschool story times are on Tuesday mornings at 10:30am. This traditional story time is designed for children ages 2.5 to 6 years of age and features entertaining picture books, finger-plays, songs, movement activities and theme-related crafts to take home. This program is an ideal experience for children prior to entering school as well as those currently in pre-school. No registration required.
For more information: Chicopee Public Library Children's Room, 594-1800 x107
Dates:January 14 & 28; February 11 & 25.

Walk - In Crafts

Ages: 5 and up
Details: Come do a seasonal craft! No registration is required.
Dates:
  • Wednesday, January 29 at 3:30 PM - Valentine's Day Craft
  • Wednesday, February 19 at 2:30 PM (school vacation week) - Caribbean Cruise Craft

Chess, Checkers, and other fun games

When: Tuesdays, January 14 and February 25 at 3:30 PM
Ages: All ages
Details: Come and play chess and checkers at the library! Registration is not required.

Lego Block Parties

Ages: 6-12
Details: Make Lego creations with friends and have a snack. Registration begins one month prior to each event.
For more information: Chicopee Public Library Children's Room, 594-1800 x107
Dates:
  • Wednesday, January 8 at 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday, January 22 at 6 PM
  • Tuesday, February 18 at 2 PM

Music and Movement

Time: Fridays, 10:30 A.M.  
Ages: Ages 5 and under
Details: Dance, Sing, and Move!
For more information: Chicopee Public Library Children's Room, 594-1800 x107
Dates:January 10 & 24; February 7 & 21

Little Ones Lapsit

When: Thursdays at 10:30 A.M.
Ages: 9-24 months
Details:Pre-registration is required for this 4 week session. Come join the Children's Department Staff and discover the fun that happens when you read and play with your baby. Registration week is January 27-31.
For more information: Chicopee Public Library Children's Room, 594-1800 x107
Dates:February 6, 13, 20, & 27.

Terrific Twos

Where: Chicopee Main Library - Children's Room
When: Wednesdays at 10:30 A.M.
Ages: 24-36 months Details:Terrific Twos is a four-week program with registration required. This playtime/ storytime program will focus on the 2 years old child's special energy and sense of wonder. Children must be between 24-36 months. Registration week is January 27 - 31.
For more information: Chicopee Public Library Children's Room, 594-1800 x107
Dates: Session 1: February 5, 2, 19 & 26.

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