Winter 2012-13 Programs

Special Events

Read to Rover

When: January 9, February 13, March 6 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.

Geronimo Stilton Library Adventure

When:January 16 at 6 PM.
Ages: 5-12
Details: Come to our FABUMOUSE adventure! It will be a CHEESERIFIC time! Registration is required. Call 594-1800 ext. 107 or sign up in the Children's Room. Registration begins December 3.

Ed Popielarczyk's Magical Moments

When: February 21 at 1:30 PM
Details: Join us during School Vacation Week for this magical event!

SPACE JAM

When: February 27 at 6 PM.
Ages: 5-12
Details: Out of this world games and crafts! Registration is required. Call 594-1800 ext. 107 or sign up in the Children's Room. Registration begins January 22.

Magic Workshop with Ed Popielarczyk

When: Tuesday, March 19 at 3:30 PM
Ages: 8 and up
Details: Learn some magic tricks from a pro! Registration is required. Call 594-1800 ext 107 or sign up in the Children's Room. Registration begins in February.

Balloon Workship with Ed Popielarczyk

When: Tuesday, April 2 at 3:30 PM
Ages: 8 and up
Details: Registration is required. Call 594-1800 ext 107 or sign up in the Children's Room. Registration begins in February.

Pirate Adventure

When: April 3 at 6 PM
Ages: 3 and up
Details: Yo, ho, ho! Join us for an adventure on the tall seas. Registration is required. Call 594-1800 ext. 107 or sign up in the Children's Room. Registration begins March 4.

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:Wednesday, January 23 at 3:30 PM; Tuesday February 19 at 2:30 PM,; Wednesday March 20 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 weeks are January 22 - 25 and February 25 - March 1.
For more information: Chicopee Public Library Children's Room, 594-1800 x107
Dates: Session 1: January 31, February 7, 14, and 21; Session 2: March 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Minecraft for Ages 9-12

Where: Chicopee Main Librry - Computer Lab
When: Tuesdays at 3:30 P.PM.
Ages: 9 - 12
Details: Sign up for a two-session block by emailing edaly@cwmars.org or leave a message at 594-1800 ext 102.
Dates: Session 1: January 15 & 29 (sign up week is January 7-11)
Session 2: February 12 & 26 (sign up week is February 4-8)
Session 3: March 12 & 26 (sign up week is March 4-8).

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:December 14; January 11 and 25; February 8 and 22; March 8 and 22; April 5

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:February 7 and 21; March 7 and 21.

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.
Dates:January 29; February 12 and 26; March 12 and 26.

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 weeks are January 22 - 25 for session 1, and February 25 - March 1 for session 2.
For more information: Chicopee Public Library Children's Room, 594-1800 x107
Dates: Session 1: January 30; February 6, 13, and 20. Session 2: March 6, 13, 20, and 27.

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:
  • January 30 - Groundhog Day Craft
  • February 6 - Valentine's Day Craft
  • February 20 - Winter Vacation Craft
  • March 13- St. Patrick's Day Craft
  • March 27 - Easter Craft

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