Children’s Featured Events

Check out our upcoming events! Creative Movement with Eastern Connecticut Ballet | Paper Plate Flower Sculptures | Family Visit with the Essex Fire DepartmentLittle Ones Story Time | Preschool Story Hour | Play Unplugged at the Essex Library

March Events

Creative Movement with the Eastern Connecticut Ballet Company

Wednesday, March 20th at 4 p.m.
Ages 3 – 6
Join us for a popular new movement class with the ECBC! Dance instructor Ms. Laura Barnard will be with us for a creative lesson focused on springtime and insects. Your children will have a chance to listen to a story, practice body warm ups, and focus on creative dance movement. Space is limited! Please register for this program to assure a seat for you and your family by calling 860-767-1560.

Paper Plate Flower Sculptures

Monday, March 25th at 4 p.m.
Ages 5 – 12
Celebrate the new spring season and create a sculpture of brightly painted flowers from simple house hold supplies. We’ll be using three materials: liquid watercolors, paper plates and a stapler. We bet you’ll be amazed at the vibrant result! Supplies are limited for this event. Please register for this program to assure a seat for you and your family by calling 860-767-1560.

Family Visit with the Essex Fire Department

Saturday, March 30th at 10 a.m.
Ages 4+
We love our community fire department! Join us for our annual family presentation by Junior Manager Josh Painter and his team members. He’ll talk about fire safety, show you real fire gear, and teach you how to call 911. You’ll even have a chance to explore a working fire truck. Space is limited for this exciting event. Please register your family by calling the Essex Library at 860-767-1560.

Winter Story Hours

Little Ones Story Time

Fridays at 10 a.m. 2/8 – 5/2.
(This group will not meet on 2/15, 3/8, or 4/19.)
Ages: Newborn – 36 months
Join us for a lively toddler program that includes stories, songs, trains, bubbles, crafts and lots of movement! This group provides an opportunity for parents and toddlers to socialize and connect with each other. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child. Registration is not required for this event.

Open BookPreschool Story Hour

Thursdays at 10 a.m. 2/21 – 5/2.
(This group will not meet on 4/18.)
Ages: 3 – 5 year olds
During our themed story hours, we typically read two to three stories, sing and move together and play at exploration centers. We end our program by creating a project, and we always make time for families to check out books. Registration is not required for this event.

Teen Events
Teen Play Unplugged - Image: line drawing on a lightbulb and unplug logo. The g looks like a 3 prong cord plug.

Play Unplugged at the Essex Library

Friday afternoons from 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Ages 13 and up
Middle and high school students are invited to join teen expert Cooper to learn the basics of a variety of popular card games including Magic the Gathering. This group meets weekly on Fridays from 3-4:30 p.m. Here you will learn game basics and how to build a strategic deck. Unofficial tournaments for both new and experienced players will be held with cards as prizes.  Registration is not required for this event.

Please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560 for more information concerning Children’s Featured Events.