January 11, 2021
The Southbury Public Library Youth Services department is pleased to announce programming for February 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: www.southburylibrary.org/events.
Take Your Child to the Library Day 2021 Take & Make Craft-a-thon – Saturday, February 6
The 10th annual Take Your Child to the Library Day will look a bit different but be just as much fun! Stop by the Youth Services department and pick up a variety of Take & Make crafts.
Open House Take & Make Saturday Craft – Saturday, February 13, 20 & 27
Stop by the Youth Services department every Saturday to take home a thematic craft. Available while supplies last.
Drop-In Storytime – Monday, February 1, 8 & 22 at 10:30 am on Facebook Live
Join Miss Ann for stories and songs every Monday. All ages welcome. Crafts available in the Youth Services department while supplies last. No registration required.
Nutmeg & Nosh – Tuesday, February 2, 9 & 16 at 4:00 pm on Facebook Live
Join Miss Heather as we explore the Intermediate Nutmeg Nominees while enjoying a thematic snack based on each title. No registration required.
Storytime with Katie – Wednesday, February 3, 10, 17 & 24 at 10:30 am on Facebook Live
Join Miss Katie for stories and songs geared towards toddlers and older. All ages welcome. Crafts available in the Youth Services department while supplies last. No registration required.
STEAMonday: Valen-Slime – Monday, February 22 at 4:00 pm on Facebook Live.
Join Miss Heather for an afternoon of science fun. This month we’re revisiting a favorite – slime, but we’re showing it some love with a special Valentine’s Day recipe. Recommended for ages 7 & up. No registration required.
Food Explorers: Broccoli Cheddar Soup– Tuesday, February 23 at 5:00 pm on Zoom
Join Miss Megan, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers and learn how to make Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Ages 7 & up and families. Registration is required.
Yarn Love Bird Craft – Thursday, January 25 at 4:30 pm on Zoom
Join Miss Katie for love themed stories and then make a love bird out of yarn together. Grades 2-5. Registration required.
Blind Date with a Book – Starting Monday, February 1
Don’t judge these books by their covers! Try a Blind Date with a Book this February! Starting Monday, February 1 you have two options for how to go on your blind date:
1. Take Your Pick: Starting on the 1, we’ll have a display of wrapped books. Pick out your blind date based on the blurb on the front, check it out at the circulation desk, and open it when you get home!
2. Matchmaker: Tell us what you’re looking for in a book, and we’ll set you up with your blind date! Fill out a survey, and we’ll have your book ready for you by February 9 for pick up. Find the link for the survey at www.southburylibrary.org/bookdate. This program is limited to 10 spots (first come, first served) and open to Grades 6-12.
Homework Help with Triloshan – Thursday, February 4 & 18 (separate sessions), 5-6pm on Zoom
Do you have a question about your science or math homework, or do you need some help understanding a concept from one of your STEM classes? Come to Homework Help with Triloshan on Zoom! Triloshan is a senior at Pomperaug High School who has been tutoring in math and science since middle school and currently tutors at Kumon. He has experience in many AP math and science classes, and enjoys tutoring at all levels of STEM topics. Grades 6-12. Registration required.
Food Explorers: Chocolate Berry Poptarts – Wednesday, February 10, 5-6pm on Zoom
Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make Chocolate Raspberry (or Strawberry, Blackberry, or Blueberry) Pop-Tarts for Valentine’s Day! You’ll learn how to make pastry dough from scratch, a fruit jam filling, and delicious glaze to drizzle on top. Grades 6-12. Registration required.
Make and Take Craft: DIY Felt Cactus – Starting Monday, February 8 while supplies last.
Pick up complete kits to make your own felt cactus from the Teen Department starting Monday, February 8. More soft than spiky, these little cacti are as easy to care for as they are cute. Each kit will have instructions and all supplies needed (except scissors). You can work on the kits in your own time, or you can wait and work on them together with us during our Make and Take Monday Meetup!
Zoom Make and Take Meetup: DIY Felt Cactus – Monday, February 22 at 4:00 pm on Zoom
Join us for our Make and Take Monday Meetup! Join us to work on your felt cactus together, or to chat about how it went (note: if you are planning on working on it together, having your felt cut out before the program will help). Grades 6-12. Registration required.
Please visit the Southbury Public Library website at www.southburylibrary.org/events for program details and registration information.
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