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Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Club

Fridays, April 6 to June 1

Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Club at the Mystic & Noank Library!

Appropriate for children in kindergarten to second grade, the Crazy 8s Club is a new kind of math program where kids will build glow-in-the-dark structures, crack secret spy codes and play games like Toilet Paper Olympics. The club will meet weekly, every Friday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, for eight sessions run by Dr. Anca Bulgaru. Participants are encouraged to attend all eight sessions from April 6 to June 1; there will be no session on April 20.

This program is free and open to the public but space is limited and registration is required. Sign up today!


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a new Library program that encourages all families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten LogoHow Does 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Work?

  1. Register at the library and take home your first reading log. 
  2. Track Your Reading – Each time you read a book with your child, fill in a box on the reading log.
  3. Show us Your Reading Logs – Each time you read 100 books, bring in your reading log to receive special recognition, collect a prize, and mark your child's progress on our "Wall of Fame"! For every 25 step increment, children can also pick out stamps and stickers.
  4. Read More books! When you get all the way to 1000, come celebrate at the library to place your child's name to the 1000 Books Hall of Fame. Children will receive a prize, a special book to take home, and a book added to the library's collection with a dedication in their honor.
  5. Keep on reading--don't stop at 1,000! Visit the Mystic & Noank Library for ongoing programs that are fun and educational for your little one, and take advantage of our ever-expanding collection.

How Can I Read 1,000 Books!?
One thousand books may seem like a lot, but if you read just one book a night, you'll meet your goal in under three years. Three bedtime stories a night? You can reach your goal in just a single year. Every book reading counts, whether it's a new book or an old standby your child enjoys again and again. Ask our friendly staff for suggestions - we're here to help you on your journey to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

What Books Count?

  • Books may be read more than once and recorded
  • Books read at Storytime if you attend
  • Books from the library or from preschool
  • Books on CD as long as they listen to the whole story
  • Books read by any family member, teacher, etc.
  • Books read on an iPad or e-reader

The Mystic & Noank Library's 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program has been generously funded by a grant from the Groton Education Foundation.


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June 26  Kick-off event! at 2:00 pm with Magic by Scott Jameson

See the show audiences are calling “Superb!”, “A blast!”, and “Heartwarming fun for the whole family.” Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson on Tuesday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mystic & Noank Library for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and a member of the audience will unlock telekinetic abilities. For more information visit Scott’s website at www.scottjameson.com, or checkout our website at www.mysticnoanklibrary.org. Don't miss it!

July 3  Animal Show on the Go!

A presentation of Mostly Fur and Feather, an animal program made up of mostly mammals and a bird! For more information, visit www.animalshowonthego.com!

July 10 "The More We Get Together," a Campfire Style Sing-along with Guitar presented by Mary Jo Maichack!

Old-time favorites such as “On Top of Spaghetti,” and more from other cultures, so we can feel appreciation and connection to others who all sing on this earth. Lyric sheets provided. Music makes our hearts beat as one. For more information, visit Mary Jo's website at www.maryjomaichack.com.

July 17 The Mr. Gym Show

Performance focuses on movement based music for elementary age children. “Mr. Gym” uses his guitar, vocals, and puppets to engage his audience in learning and dancing! For more information about the program visit www.TheMrGymShow.com.

July 24 Rolie Polie Guacamole

Join this award-winning "kindie" band from Brooklyn, NY for a high energy, interactive show that’s a mix of funk, rock and folk music mashed into original tunes about natural living, eating healthy and staying active! For more information about the band, visit www.roliepolieguacamole.com.

July 31 Sing-A-Long with Nappy's Puppets 

How many of these songs do you know: Little Bunny Foo-Foo?, Five Little Ducks? The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly? Five Little Monkeys Jumpin’ on the Bed? Jim Napolitano has gathered together the greatest Sing-A-Long songs of all time! Join in the fun as  Nappy’s Puppets presents some of the silliest songs around. For more information, visit Nappy's Puppets' website at www.nappyspuppets.com.

Generously funded by the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library.


Wednesday Morning Wiggles: A Creative Movement and Yoga Series for Preschoolers! at 10:30 am

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June 20 Eastern Connecticut Ballet presents Creative Movement Classes for 3 to 5 year olds with a caregiver. This forty-five minute class is an introduction to creative movement for young ones. We will read a book to introduce a theme, followed by 35 minutes of movement! Due to space constraints, registration is required. Free and open to the public. Register for this program on our EventKeeper calendar.

June 27 Yoga with Miss Kim presents Lil' Yogis for 3 to 5 year olds with caregiver. A joyful way for children to explore creative movement and develop physical skills, learn yoga poses through active imagination and creatively channel energy by following movement instruction and practicing calming moments.

July 11  Yoga with Miss Kim presents Lil' Yogis for 3 to 5 year olds with caregiver. A joyful way for children to explore creative movement and develop physical skills, learn yoga poses through active imagination and creatively channel energy by following movement instruction and practicing calming moments.

July 18  Yoga with Miss Kim presents Lil' Yogis for 3 to 5 year olds with caregiver. A joyful way for children to explore creative movement and develop physical skills, learn yoga poses through active imagination and creatively channel energy by following movement instruction and practicing calming moments.

July 25 Yoga with Miss Kim presents Lil' Yogis for 3 to 5 year olds with caregiver. A joyful way for children to explore creative movement and develop physical skills, learn yoga poses through active imagination and creatively channel energy by following movement instruction and practicing calming moments.

August 1 Yoga with Miss Kim presents Lil' Yogis for 3 to 5 year olds with caregiver. A joyful way for children to explore creative movement and develop physical skills, learn yoga poses through active imagination and creatively channel energy by following movement instruction and practicing calming moments.

August 8 Eastern Connecticut Ballet presents Creative Movement Classes for 3 to 5 year olds with a caregiver. This forty-five minute class is an introduction to creative movement for young ones. We will read a book to introduce a theme, followed by 35 minutes of movement! Due to space constraints, registration is required. Free and open to the public. Register for this program on our EventKeeper calendar.

This series is made possible by generous funding by the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library.


 

Science and Nature Series

Image of a bookThursdays starting June 28 at 2:00 pm.

We know you'll want to take part in these free science programs at the Mystic & Noank Library this summer! Educational, entertaining, and fabulous family-friendly programs!

June 28  Sciencetellers present “Wild West: The Mystery of the Golden Piano”
  
Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild West, where a legendary bank-robbing outlaw is back in town, about to strike again! After the Sheriff mysteriously vanishes, two young kids must saddle up to foil the great heist — but not before stopping a runaway train, escaping an abandoned mine shaft and discovering how a mysterious piano can play an ‘instrumental’ part in putting a rotten cowboy back behind bars.

  
Throughout this absolutely wild adventure story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, combustion, air pressure, inertia and more. Don’t miss this classic action-packed western with ‘notes’ of science! 

July 5 Marvelous Marvin presents "Bugging Out"

This program is all about bugs. In rhyme, Marvin teaches about fascinating bug habits, bug archaaeology, and the importance of bugs to humans. Write and recite your own bug poem on stage in front of everyone! With circus arts, magic and music, Marvelous Marvin opens his giant bug book to reveal illustrations by Paul Olson and photos by Brian Jones. Do the waggle dance! Experience metamorphosis! Gape at 40 bug pictures!

July 12 Justin Mazz presents "Problem Solving Science"

Can water defy gravity? Can you make candy fly? When was the last time your audience had giant smoke rings flying over their heads? Do you want to see 8 kids get turned into a giant human musical instrument?

July 19 Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center  presents "Rock'n Nature"

Learn about all the animals who sing in nature. Meet live birds, insects and frogs, listen to their amazing sounds and try to imitate them.

 

Generously funded by Dime Bank Foundation and the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library.


Friday Family Movie Matinee

Fridays at 3:00 pm from June 15 to August 17 in the Ames Room.  Bring your own snacks!

6/15 My Little Pony: The Movie (PG, 1 hr 39 mins, 2017)
6/22 Paddington 2 (PG, 1 hr 44 mins, 2018)
6/29 Coco (PG, 1 hr 45 mins, 2017)
7/6 Wonder (PG, 1 hr 53 mins, 2017)
7/13 Mulan (G, 1 hr 28 mins, 1988)
7/20 The Lego Ninjago Movie (PG, 1 hr 41 mins, 2017)
7/27 A Bug's Life (G, 1 hr 35 mins, 1998)
8/3 Matilda (PG, 1 hr 42 mins, 1996)
8/10 Lilo and Stitch (PG, 1 hr 25 mins, 2002)
8/17 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (PG, 1 hr 33 mins, 1989)

 

Generously funded by the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library.


Summer Preschool Drop-in Storytimes!

Image of baby reading.Thursdays at 10:30 am from June 14 to August 16 in the Ames Room. Join our librarians for a fun and interactive storytime for our youngest library patrons! We will feature new themes each week!

 


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Lego Fun Fridays!

Fridays at 10:30 am from July 6 to July 27 in the Ames Room. Imagine, build and create! New challenges each week.


Wii U Gaming Afternoons!

Love to play video games at the Library? During the summer, drop by on Tuesday afternoons from July 3 to August 14 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. to try out our games with your friends.


Sit! Stay! Read!

Sign up to read with Phantom, our Bernese Mountain Dog friend (best for kids entering first grade and up) or just stop by to say hi! 
 
Sign up online below (click on the date) or by calling (860) 536-7721.
 
 
Saturday, May 26 from 11:00 am - 12 noon
 
Saturday, June 16 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
 
Saturday, July 14  from 11:00 am - 12 noon
 
Saturday, July 21   from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
 
Saturday, July 28   from 11:00 am - 12 noon