Children’s Featured Events

November Events

Eastern Connecticut Ballet: The Nutcracker

Tuesday, November 30th at 4 p.m. at the Essex Library
Seating is limited. Registration is required.
Ages 3-6

Get moving with the Eastern Connecticut Ballet on Tuesday, November 30th at 4 p.m. and learn to dance portions of the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker! Open to children ages 3-6 at the Essex Library. Program held in-person; masks required. Space limited, call to register.



Essex Library Association 2021 Laptop Series

The Essex Library Association has added 6 new chromebooks to our collection. You can try them out this autumn during our 2021 Laptop program series, or starting January 2nd, check them out for home use. The chromebooks and laptop series are made possible by a generous grant from Guilford Savings Bank and the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.

2021 Laptop Series: Family Coding Series

Saturday, November 20th and Saturday, December 4th at 2 p.m. at the Essex Library
Seating is limited. Registration is required.
Learn the basics of coding and create an animated video using Scratch in this two-part series, open to children 7-11 and a caregiver.

Permission To Feel: A Community Read and Discussion Series

Presented by Tri-Town Youth Services
Wednesdays, January 19th, 26th and February 2nd from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Zoom.
The discussion will be broken up into three parts so finishing the book doesn’t need to be done all at once.

About the book: As highlighted by Dr. Tara Wells in Psychology Today, “In Permission To Feel, Marc Brackett, a professor at Yale University’s Child Study Center and the founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, presents an evidence-based approach to managing our emotions. He makes a persuasive case that our feelings aren’t impediments but provide important information that can change our lives for the better – when we give ourselves permission to feel them.” The must-read book explores emotions and presents RULER skills used for recognizing, understanding, labeling, expressing, and regulating our emotions.

Supported by Essex Library Association; Chester Public Library; Deep River Public Library & Ivoryton Library Association.
Visit Tri-Town Youth Services website to register.