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Mystic & Noank Library

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January 2021

Virtual Program: Teen Art Therapy Circle

January 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Join us with Katie Ziskind, local Child & Young Adult Therapist and owner of Wisdom Within Counseling, for a youth-focused arts therapy circle to break from exams and virtual classes. Participants will create and express themselves in a safe space during this guided session. In doing so, teens can learn to process difficult emotions through expressive outlets. Supplies will be provided by the library. You can pick up your grab and go kit of supplies by registering and calling to…

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Virtual Event: DPNC presents Life Under the Ice for Kids!

January 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Despite freezing temperatures, it is very busy under the ice of a frozen pond. Discover how animals like fish, frogs, turtles and beavers survive life under the ice in their frozen habitat! Meet reptiles and amphibians who stay warm in the Nature Center all winter long. This is an online event. Registration is required to attend this program. You will receive a Zoom invitation the morning of the program.

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Digital Program: Movin’ & Groovin’ Nutrition Program for 4 – 8 Year Olds!

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Promote nutrition and wellness with this energetic and interactive children’s program for ages 4 - 8! Children will come away with nutrition knowledge that is science-based and a mindset that nutrition and physical activity are FUN! Physical activity and music will be integrated into the presentation. Good nutrition and physical activity are essential for children to maximize their full academic potential, reach their physical and mental capabilities, and achieve lifelong health and well- being, so schedule a children’s program today!…

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Digital Program: Free News & Magazine Articles

January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Many online publications restrict your ability to read articles without a subscription. This makes it difficult to stay up to date with the news or your favorite magazine's newest articles. Learn how to break through the pay wall with nothing more than your library card! Find out how to access reproduced articles from your favorite popular magazines and newspapers using ResearchIT, a service of the CT State Library. You can search for specific articles or you can read through an…

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Virtual Program: Drawing to De-stress

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

You don't have to be da Vinci to enjoy drawing. A Drexel University study published in Art Therapy in 2016 found that drawing releases stress reduction hormones for everyone, regardless of skill level. Come pick up your very own beginner's grab and go drawing kit at the Library and start your artist's journey. The kit includes a sketchbook, three drawing pencils, a black pen, an eraser, and some introductory information about drawing. Supplies are limited, so register early to ensure…

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Virtual Program: Christine’s Critters

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Learn about birds of prey and reptiles with a virtual visit from live animal ambassadors! Great for families!

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Virtual Program: LAAM presents an Art Workshop for Kids!

January 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

On Saturday, January 30th at 3:00, Sophia Gipstein, Education Associate from the Lyman Allyn Art Museum will lead kids in an art project! . Grab and Go Art kits will be provided for the first 12 families who register. The kits will be available for pick-up at the Library two days before the art workshop. This is an online event. Registration is required to attend this program. You will receive a Zoom invitation the morning of the program.

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February 2021

Digital Program: Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement

February 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Join us for this exciting lecture and musical celebration with master flutist, educator, and lecturer Galen Abdur-Razzaq on the role and history of jazz music during the Civil Rights Movement. This program is a combined lecture and music performance that opens with a flute prelude performed by Galen. His program chronicles music from the turn of the century to present day and highlights various artists, their music, their influence on the evolution of jazz, and their struggles during a 60…

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Digital Program: DPNC presents Animal Tracking for Kids!

February 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Animal tracks tell the stories of the wild. Winter snow and mud are ideal conditions for spotting tracks. Learn to identify the tracks of local wildlife and how to interpret the stories they tell. (Meet an owl who leaves tell tale tracks behind from a hunt)! This is an online event. Registration is required to attend this program. You will receive a Zoom invitation the morning of the program.

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Digital Program: Cool-ology®: Car Racing Physics Lab for Kids!

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Discover the laws of science that make cars move! Participants will investigate forces and motion, gravity, friction, momentum, Newton's Laws of Motion, simple machines, and more during this fast paced program. This is an online event. Registration is required to attend this program. You will receive a Zoom invitation the morning of the program. COOL-OLOGY®: ONLINE Car Racing Physics Lab Supply List: https://www.mysticnoanklibrary.org/ckfinder/userfiles/files/Cool-ology%C2%AE%20Live%20Racing%20Car%20Physics%20Lab%20Supply%20List%20(1).pdf

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Digital Program: Food Explorers Cooking Class for Kids!: Homemade Fettuccine

February 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Join Katie Shepherd, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make homemade pasta for your family! You’ll learn how to mix, knead, roll and cut your own fettuccine without needing a pasta machine! Using just a rolling pin and some muscles, you’ll have perfect pasta in no time. Exploring food encourages children to learn through sensory experiences, hands-on activities and working together to create delicious results. Food Explorers provides children with the knowledge to make healthy choices for themselves. By combining…

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Digital Program: Drawing to De-stress

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

You don't have to be da Vinci to enjoy drawing. A Drexel University study published in Art Therapy in 2016 found that drawing releases stress reduction hormones for everyone, regardless of skill level. Join us for an ongoing Zoom program about basic tips and techniques for drawing, and how to make drawing a stress relieving practice. We meet monthly to share art, sketches, or doodles we've been working on with other group members, and then have built in time to…

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Digital Program: AAA Retire Program

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

The AAA Retire program was established in 2003 as a non-affiliated member benefit exclusively for AAA Members. Since then, it has been adopted as a benefit for community libraries, adult education facilities, and senior centers. The program provides an overview of Social Security retirement benefits for single, married, widowed, and divorced beneficiaries. The topics discussed provide attendees information on how to: Increase your Social Security retirement income by up to 76% Receive Social Security income from ex or deceased spouse's…

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Digital Program: Learn to Draw Cartoons: A Drawing Workshop for Kids!

February 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Join Award winning National Syndicated Cartoonist and humorous illustrator Rick Stromoski for this fun, drawing workshop for kids in the 3rd to 7th grade. This workshop focuses on drawing human expression, gender and age differences and how by just changing a line here or there, one can create completely different characters and expressions.Some time is devoted to drawing different animals and how using the same approach, you can create many different kinds of animals. This is an online program. Registration…

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Digital Program: Food Explorers Baking Class for Kids! Chocolate Fudge Pop Tarts

February 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join Katie Shepherd, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make homemade Chocolate Fudge Pop Tarts! You’ll learn how to make pastry dough from scratch, a chocolate fudge filling and delicious glaze to drizzle on top. Exploring food encourages children to learn through sensory experiences, hands-on activities and working together to create delicious results. Food Explorers provides children with the knowledge to make healthy choices for themselves. By combining nutrition education with cooking and hands-on food exploration, you'll have a Food…

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Digital Program: The Creative Feast: Grain, Noodle & Veggie Workshop for Teens

February 16 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Grain, noodle, and veggie bowls are all the rage, and for good reason! Fast, versatile and packed with nutrients, these one-bowl meals combine tasty grains or noodles, fresh veggies, and healthy proteins. And, don't forget the dressing that brings all the flavors together. Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast will introduce you to flavor, color, and texture combinations for a variety of ingredients you will love. This is an online program. Registration is required to attend this program. You will…

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Digital Program: Shadow Puppet Workshop for Kids with Nappy’s Puppets

February 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Nappy's Puppets will lead a shadow puppet workshop where kids choose, make and perform using their own shadow puppets (that is they can perform if they watch a YouTube video and make a box shadow screen before the workshop or they can use flash lights to project their shadows on the wall) .Great program for ages 5 and up. Watch this video about making a shadow screen from a box before the workshop (Making a shadow screen prior to the…

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Digital Program: LAAM presents an Art Workshop for Kids!

February 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

On Saturday, February 20th at 3:00, Sophia Gipstein, Education Associate from the Lyman Allyn Art Museum will lead kids in an Bessie Coleman inspired 3D airplane art project! . Grab and Go Art kits will be provided for the first 12 families who register. The kits will be available for pick-up at the Library two days before the art workshop. Book Recommendations: Flying Free: How Bessie Coleman's Dream Took Flight – Karyn Parsons & R. Gregory Christie Talkin' About Bessie:…

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Digital Program: How to Get Organized and Stay That Way

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Join us with Professional Organizer and best-selling author, Ronni Eisenberg, for practical solutions for all of your organizational woes. Streamline tasks, maximize space and time for your family's virtual work or learning, handle multitasking better, and gain even more organization tips and tricks you didn't know you needed. With patience, self-deprecating humor and understanding, Ronni will step you through practical solutions that will motivate you and leave you thinking, "Now why didn't I think of that?" During this program, she…

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Digital Program: Cool-ology LEGO STEAM Challenge

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

LEGO Tower Challenge: Children compete to design and build the tallest Lego tower. Extension: Create an ‘earthquake shake device’ to test towers for stability. Hidden LEGO Man: Participants test various types of paper to reveal a hidden lego man LEGO Boat Engineering: Participants design, engineer, and test boats that really float and hold weight LEGO STEAM Challenge Supply List Registration is required to attend this programs. You may register by calling the Library or visiting our website. You will receive…

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Digital Program: Rockabye Beats

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Rockabye Beats is a music program for you and your child. It is learning through music, dancing, and fun. Marcos and Shon inspire your kids (and you!) to sing, dance, move, ask questions, learn about instruments, meet new characters, learn a little Spanish and play while at the same time introducing them to musical ideas such as melody, rhythm, tempo, and pitch. Come dance, sing, and get a little loco with Rockabye Beats! Great for preschoolers and their families! This…

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