53 South Cliff St.
Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9-7; Friday, 9-4; Saturday, 9-1.
Financial seminar — focusing on retirement with Robert Ceccarelli, John Hursh and Jason Tutin, financial advisors with Ameriprise Financial, on Saturday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to noon. Call to register. For more information, call Jason Tutin at 203-285-1825.
Money management — for children in grades 3-5 on Monday, March 11 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. To register, call David Quast at 860-810-2470 or the library at 203-734-6728.
Art class — for ages 6 to 10, Mondays, 4 p.m. Call 203-734-6728 to register.
Tai Chi — Tuesdays, 8 am. Small fee is charged. Pre-registration requested.
Storytime Fun — for ages 2 to 5, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Call to register.
JobNow online program — available for access by patrons at biblio.org/ansonia from library computers or from home. One-on-one help from a trained job coach. Spanish-speaking coaches available.
Pastel art class — with Eilene, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Small fee charged for materials.
Wireless Internet access — Patrons have free Wi-Fi access from laptop computer or other wireless device in designated areas of the library.
New books online — An annotated list of the library’s newest acquisitions will be published Wednesdays on the Web site biblio.org/ansonia. Click on the Wowbrary logo to find new books, DVDs, CDs, audio books and children’s material. Sign up for weekly e-mail alerts about acquisitions.
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 Hawthorne Ave.
Open Monday-Thursday 10-8; Saturday and Sunday 1-5.
Movin’ on — with Miss Kathi, for ages 2 and 3, meets Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Prerequisite is completing five sessions of Pre-3s or Music and Movement at the library. Call to register.
Music and movement — Tuesdays, 11 a.m. and Thursdays, 10 or 11 a.m. Singing and dancing with Miss Kathi using small musical instruments and scarves to learn music and language skills.
Littles’ story hour — for ages 3 to 5, Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Flannel board stories, puppets and short films of adapted children’s books.
Books for young readers — ‘We both Read’ books provided by a Valley United Way Special Needs grant help parents to read with their children. Available in the Children’s Room.
Film-making — script writing, acting, editing and directing for teenagers, Tuesdays, 4 p.m. For information, call the library and ask for Andrew.
Computer classes — for adults, Mondays, 6-7 p.m.; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Job coaching — through online JobNow program. Patrons visiting the library, may use this computer program to connect to a trained job coach. To enter program from home, visit derbynecklibrary.org.
Electronic resources — The library’s databases include: Learning Express (practice academic and licensing exams), PrepMe (individualized PSAT, SAT, and ACT exams with tutoring), Issues and Controversies, Teen Health and Wellness, and TumbleBook Library (animated talking books in French, Spanish and English). Downloadable materials include: Overdrive Inc. audiobooks downloadable from the Library Web site to computers, MP3 players or burned to CD; and a video collection from MyLibraryDV. Selections are accessible from home computers from the library’s Web site, derbynecklibrary.org.
Derby Neck Needlers — knitting, crocheting, quilting, cross-stitching, meets Saturdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; refreshments offered.
Display opportunities — The library is looking to exhibit interesting collections in its lockable display cases. Call for information.
DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY
313 Elizabeth St.
Open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9-8; Thursday 9-6; Friday, 9-5; Saturday, 9-2.
College fair — local college and university representatives discuss the application process and financial aid on Monday, Feb. 25 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the library’s upper meeting room. Institutions include Albertus Magnus College, Gateway Community College and more. Refreshments provided. Registration requested.
Book discussion — on Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale by Lynda Rutledge on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 12:30 p.m. Bring a sandwich. Dessert and beverages provided. Registration requested.
Movie night — for ages 11 to 17 on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. Attendees watch a newly released feature on DVD, enjoy pizza and post-show film critique. Registration required by Tuesday, Feb. 26.
Winter reading club — for ages 18 and up, runs through March 1. Participants read books of their choice, share a brief written questionnaire. Prizes and weekly raffles ; ‘snow clearing’ celebration catered by Stacey Ference of Savour is Monday, March 4, 6:30 p.m.
Cartoon exhibit — featuring the work of Hersam Acorn editorial cartoonist and freelance illustrator Douglas Smith, through mid-March during library hours. Smith’s cartoons have appeared in several newspapers and magazines, and he’s a two-time recipient of The New England Newspaper Association’s award for Editorial Cartooning.
Baby and me — Lapsit program Wednesdays, until March 15, for infants and a caregiver at 10 a.m., with simple songs and rhymes, movement, board books, play time.
Nursery Rhyme Time — for ages 12 to 24 months and a caregiver on Thursdays, 10 a.m. Finger plays, songs, movement, instruments, stories and rhymes.
Time for Two’s — for ages 2 to 3 and caregivers, Thursdays 11 a.m. with stories, songs, finger plays, crafts.
Terrific Three’s — Fridays, 10 a.m.
Preschool story time — for ages 4 to 6, Fridays at 11 a.m.; stories, songs, instruments, literacy games, crafts. Caregivers remain in the Children’s Room. Registration requested.
Parent/child workshops — Ten-week session for families and children ages 1 to 3, Mondays 10-11:15 a.m. through March 11. Puzzles, books, blocks, crafts, dramatic play, and introduction to parenting resources. Sessions feature a professional who will discuss parenting questions and concerns on specific topics. Call to register.
Coupon Club — led by Missy Lundeen meets Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. Bring a notebook, pen, scissors, plastic shopping bag, and coupons. For more information, email MissyinCT@gmail.com.
Teen Chess Club — for ages 11 to 17 meets Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Registration requested.
Electronic graphics needed — for TeenZone page of library website. Submissions by teens ages 12 to 17 will be reviewed and credited for points on Thursdays. Winners announced at “Mission Accomplished” party. Registration as a reading club member required.
e-Books — have been added to the library’s downloadable collection and may be accessed through derbypubliclibrary.org.
Film workshop — Writing, editing and filming scripts for teenagers, Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. Call to register.
Lunch buddies — book discussion for ages 8 to 11, Thursdays, noon-1 p.m.; bring bag lunch; dessert provided. Registration requested.
Young adult book club — for young adults ages 12 to 17, Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Participants will meet to read and discuss featured titles from various genres; registration requested.
New electronic resources — Wowbrary, a weekly e-mail service to patrons; EventKeeper registration allows patrons to register for programs; Spanish Catalog; Primary Search for elementary school magazines, plus encyclopedia and dictionary; Consumer Health Complete health database.
Spanish and Polish language sets — The library is developing a non-English book collection, and Spanish and Polish language sets are now available to patrons. Each set includes fiction and non-fiction books for both adults and children along with DVDs for all ages. More language sets will be added in the future. The library also has updated its ESL collection, and there is now a Spanish link at derbypubliclibrary.org.
New databases — Home Improvement Center and Points of View Reference. Also available, facts on File World News Digest.
46 Church St.
Open Tuesday & Wednesday, 9-8; Thursday, 9-5:30; Friday 9-5; Saturday, 10-4. Registration required for all programs.
Family Place playgroup — Series for infants to age 5 includes play, craft table, circle time on Thursdays, Feb. 28 at 10:30 a.m.
Book sale — Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Friends Book Club — is reading “Run” by Ann Pratchett and will discuss the book March 19 at 1:30 pm. Books are available at the circulation desk. This event was rescheduled from Feb. 12 due to the blizzard.
Music and movement — for infants to age 5, with Lynn Lewis, Tuesday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m.
StoryKids Club — Book club for K to grade 2 includes craft and snack on Thursday, March 7, at 4 p.m.
Nutmeggers Club — Book club for grades 4 and up focuses on Nutmeg nominees. Craft and snack on Wednesday, March 13, at 4 p.m.
BookChatters Club — Book club for grades 2 to 4 features The Magic Tree House series, Thursday, March 13, 4 p.m. Snack & craft.
Egg Hunt party — for preschoolers; stories, music and games, Tuesday, March 26, 11 a.m.
Access books online — from seymourpubliclibrary.org. Downloadable audio from the iConn database and downloadable audio and e-books from OverDrive are available. Patrons need their Seymour library cards and a device, including computer, MP3, smart phone, Nook, Sony Reader or iPad.