Spring 2013 Programs

Special Events

Balloon Workshop with Ed Pop

When: Tuesday, April 2 at 3:30 PM
Ages: 8 and up.
Details:Learn to make balloon animals with a pro! Call 594-1800 ext. 107 or sign up in the Children's Room.

Visit from Author/Illustrator Mark Crilley

When: Tuesday, April 16 at 2 PM
Ages: 8 and up
Details: No registration is required.

Bubble Trouble with Jeff Boyer

When: Tuesday, April 18 at 1:30 PM
Ages: All ages.
Details: No registration is required. Come and have fun with bubbles!

Read to Rover

When: Wednesdays, April 10, May 1, and June 5 at 4 PM.
Ages: Children of all ages are welcome.
Details: Have fun reading to Charlie, our special canine friend! 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.

Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig

When: Saturday, April 20 at 1:30 PM
Ages: All ages
Details: A reading and dance performance by author David Ira Rottenberg and ballerinas from the Mass Academy of Ballet. All ages are welcome and no registration is required. For more information, call 594-1800 ext. 107.

Read to Rover Preschool

When: April 24 at 4 PM
Ages: 2 1/2 to 5 years
Details: Preschoolers can read to Charlie for this special event. 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.

Girls Only Minecraft

When: Tuesday, April 30 at 3:30 PM
Ages: Ages 9 and up.
Details: Registration is required. Call 594-1800 ext. 107 or sign up in the Children's Room.

Toto the Tornado Kitten

When: Thursday, May 9 at 3:30 PM
Ages: All ages
Details: Come visit the kitten who survived the 2011 tornado, and the author of the book about him. Please bring a can of pet food to donate.

Fancy Nancy's Fancy World

When: Wednesday, May 22 at 6 PM
Ages: 3 and up
Details: Join us for fabulous, fantastic, fancy fun! Registration begins April 16 and is required. Call 594-1800 ext. 107 or sign up in the Children's Room.

Storyteller Tom McCabe

When: Tuesday June 11 at 3:30 PM
Ages: All Ages
Details: Storyteller Tom McCabe will talk about Paintbox Theater. No pre-registration required.

Regular Programs and Events

Lego Block Parties

Where: Chicopee Main Library - Community Room
Ages: 6-12
Details: Make Lego creations with friends and have a snack. Registration is required. Call 594-1800 ext. 107 or sign up in the Children's Room.
Dates:Tuesday, April 16 at 11:00 AM; Wednesday, May 15 at 3:30 PM, Thursday, June 13 at 3:30 PM.

Little Ones Lapsit

Where: Chicopee Main Library - Children's Room
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 April 1-5.
For more information: Chicopee Public Library Children's Room, 594-1800 x107
Dates: April 11, 18, 25; and May 2.

Minecraft for Ages 9-12

Where: Chicopee Main Librry - Computer Lab
When: Tuesdays at 3:30 P.PM.
Ages: 9 - 12
Details: Sign up week is May 6-10. Call 594-1800 ext. 107 or sign up in the Children's Room.
Dates: May 14 and 28.

Chess

When: Tuesdays, April 23, May 7 and 21 at 3:30 PM
Details: No registration required. Just come and play!

Music and Movement

Where: Chicopee Public Library - Community Room
Time: Fridays, 10:30 A.M.  
Ages: Ages 5 and under
Details: Dance, Sing, and Move! Registration is not required.
Dates:April 5 & 19; May 3, 17 & and 31; June 14.

Pajama Story Time

Where: Chicopee Main Library - Children's Room
When: Thursdays at 6:30 P.M.
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.
Dates: April 4 & 18; May 2, 16 & 30.

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. June 4 is Fiesta Story Time! Don't miss it!
Dates:April 9 & 23; May 7 & 21; June 4

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 April 1-5.
For more information: Chicopee Public Library Children's Room, 594-1800 x107
Dates: April 10, 17, & 24; May 1

Walk - In Crafts

Where: Chicopee Main Library - Children's Room
When: Wednesdays or Thursdays at 3:30 PM
Ages: 5 and up
Details: Come do a seasonal craft! No registration is required.
Dates:
  • Wednesday, April 17 - School Vacation Craft
  • Wednesday, May 8 - Mother's Day Craft
  • Wednesday, June 12 - Father's Day Craft

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