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3/15/2021 - Children’s and Teen Programs for April 2021

The Southbury Public Library Youth Services department is pleased to announce programming for April 2021 for children and teens. All programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. For more information and to register online please visit our website:

Children’s Programs: Open House Take & Make Saturday Craft – Saturday, April 3, 10, 17 & 24 Stop by the Youth Services department every Saturday to take home a thematic craft. Available while supplies last.

First Chapter Friday – Friday, April 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 4:00 pm on Facebook Live Join Miss Heather as we explore some of our favorite chapter books each Friday afternoon. Recommended for grades 1-5. No registration required.

Drop-In Storytime  – Monday, April 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 10:30 am on Facebook Live Join Miss Ann for stories and songs every Monday. Crafts available in the Youth Services department while supplies last. All ages welcome. No registration required.

Our Favorite Books – Tuesday, April 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 12:00 pm on Facebook Live Join Miss Heather for a read aloud of some of our favorite stories each Tuesday afternoon. All ages. No registration required.

Food Explorers: Strawberry Crumb Bars – Tuesday, April 6 at 5:00 pm on Zoom Join Miss Carla, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers and learn how to make Strawberry Crumb Bars. Ages 7 & up and families. Registration is required.

Storytime with Katie – Wednesday, April 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 10:30 am on Facebook Live Join Miss Katie for stories and songs geared towards toddlers and older. Crafts available in the Youth Services department while supplies last. All ages welcome. No registration required.

STEAMonday: Rain Cloud in a Jar – Monday, April 19 at 4:00 pm on Facebook Live Join Miss Heather for an afternoon of science fun. This month we’re exploring clouds and rain with a weather experiment – all in one jar. Recommended for ages 7 & up. No registration required.

Spring Bulbasaur Planting Craft – Thursday, April 29 at 4:30 pm on Zoom Miss Katie will share gardening themed stories as we make a recycled planter and learn how to plant care for seeds. Grades 2-5. Registration required.

Teen Programs: Teen DIY To Go: Macramé Sun Wreath Craft Kits – Starting Monday, April 12 while supplies last. Pick up complete kits to make a macramé sun wreath from the Teen Department starting Monday, April 12. Netflix's Shadow and Bone, an adaptation of Leigh Bardugo's series of the same names, premieres in April. This sun summoner inspired wall art can celebrate your love of the Grishaverse, or just be a celestial decoration. You can work on the kits in your own time, or you can wait and work on them together with us during our Virtual Meetup!

DIY Blackout Poetry on Zoom – Wednesday, April 15 at 4:00 pm on Zoom April is National Poetry Month. Join us virtually to create black out poetry, a fun and easy way to make poetry and art, and upcycle old book pages. Kits with all needed supplies will be available to pick up in the library during open hours starting Monday, April 5. Grades 6-12. Registration required.

Food Explorers: Loaded Veggie Tot Nachos – Monday, April 19, 5-6pm on Zoom Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make Loaded Veggie Tot Nachos! We'll be making tater tots from scratch using your choice of either broccoli or zucchini, baking them until crispy, and loading them up with your favorite toppings. Grades 6-12. Registration required.

ZSL Instant Wild: Get Involved with Animal Conservation – Thursday, April 22, 5-6pm on Zoom. Get directly involved with helping to make science happen with our Citizen Science Month programs. April is Citizen Science Month, and citizen science is the involvement of everyday members of the public in crowdsourcing scientific research. In this program we'll be going over the Zoological Society of London's Instant Wild. Contribute to conservation research and get a rare glimpse into some of the world's wildest places. We'll go over how to use Instant Wild, and identify some animals together. No prior scientific knowledge is required, but you will need a smartphone, tablet, or computer that can access Zoom. Grades 6-12. Registration required.

Virtual Craft Meetup: Macramé Sun Wreath – Monday, April 26 at 4:00 pm on Zoom Join us on Zoom to work on your Macramé Sun Wreath together! Have some company while you work on your project and ask any questions you may have. Grades 6-12. Registration required.

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