Kids Events

Check out our full event calendar for a list of all our programs.

View our summer programs for kids and teens brochure!

Summer Reading Requirements:

Groton Middle School: Groton Middle School is asking all incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to complete a summer reading challenge. There are no required reading lists. We just ask that students read a book and complete at least one question on the bookmark sheet they take home. Bookmark sheets will also be available at your local public libraries. Students may complete an online reading form in place of the bookmark. Each completed bookmark/reading form will be an entry into a drawing to win a gift card! For more information, please see this GMS slideshow. See our Groton Middle School Summer Reading page for more information!

Children's First Groton: Groton kids are ACTIVE, LEARNING, HEALTHY & SAFE...help them have fun and explore this summer with the FREE “Groton GO Explore!” activity sheet developed by Children First Groton. Sheets do not need to be turned in, but you can sign up with your email address to be invited to our FREE and FUN 2024 Summer Celebration events: https://forms.gle/7XKJEDHLLjWkdSgk9

About CFG: Children First Groton is dedicated to the mission that all Groton children, birth to age eight, are healthy, safe, successful learners connected to strong families in a community that values diversity.

Visit childrenfirstgroton.org to download black & white or full-color PDF versions, and find a community calendar of local children's events. Follow CFG's brand new Instagram @officialchildrenfirstgroton and Facebook pages: Children First Groton CT - Verified Page for resources, events and more.

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Grasso Summer Reading

 

Stories, Music (nursery rhymes) and Dancing!

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Storytime for Little Learners provides multisensory experiences in science, engineering, mathematics, the arts and reading! Seeing, hearing and touching are all important parts of this meaningful learning experience. Best for ages 6 months to 5 years old.

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Chess Club for Kids!

Wednesdays at 4:30 PM

Welcome to Mystic Noank Library’s Chess Club! The club welcomes children grade 3 and up! We will be meeting on Wednesdays after school from 4:30  to 5:30 p.m.

Children should know how the chess pieces move before their first visit. We teach chess strategy, chess sportsmanship, and organize games. 

Sportsman-like conduct is always a goal. Members must be respectful of each other's play, and at the end of each game, win or lose, members must be cordial with one another.

Instructor: 

Michael Grater, library associate and chess enthusiast, leads our Chess Club. He grew up playing chess and continues to play for fun.  Chess is a great game that builds concentration, patience, planning, sportsmanship, and problem-solving skills in children, teens and adults.

Registration Dates

 

Family Yoga with Lianne's Healing Creations!

Thursdays in July @ 11:00am

Come and enjoy yoga and mindfulness together as a community! During this class, children and families will have fun learning various yoga poses and sequences. We will use music and rhythm throughout the class to accompany the postures. Mindfulness-based teachings and breathing techniques will be introduced. At the end of class, we will focus on relaxation and self-regulation techniques while listening to live music.

This class will meet on the library lawn, weather permitting. 

Best for ages 4-8! Registration required. 

Learn more about Lianne's Healing Creations at http://www.lianneshealingcreations.com/

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Rolie Polie Guacamole! Family Concert!

Friday, July 19 @ 3:00pm

This program will meet on the library lawn, weather permitting. Should the program move indoors seating will be first come, first served until capacity is met.

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Inspiration Station for Kids! Botanical Trees!

Monday, July 22 @ 11:00am

Be  INSPIRED to practice conservation! Each week will feature the idea and practice of conservation through art. Conservation as a movement focuses on protecting species from extinction, maintaining and restoring habitats, enhancing ecosystem services, and protecting biological diversity.

We will create botanical trees with leaves, flowers and glue. Planting trees helps clean our air and aid in land conservation.

Best for ages 3-10!

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Inspiration Station for Tweens and Teens! Botanical Trees!

Monday, July 22 @ 2:30pm

Be  INSPIRED to practice conservation! Each week will feature the idea and practice of conservation through art. Conservation as a movement focuses on protecting species from extinction, maintaining and restoring habitats, enhancing ecosystem services, and protecting biological diversity.

We will create botanical trees with leaves, flowers and glue. Planting trees helps clean our air and aid in land conservation.

Best for ages 11 and up!

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Life Under a Log with the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center!

Wednesday, July 24 @ 11:00am 

Invertebrates, frogs, snakes: fallen logs may seem unassuming, but they are full of life! Slugs, salamanders, spiders, frogs, snakes and more critters make their homes under rocks and logs. Meet some animals from the Nature Center and learn why logs are such an important part of the ecosystem!

This program will meet on the library lawn, weather permitting!

For ages 7 and up. Registration required.

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Family Yoga with Lianne's Healing Creations!

Thursday, July 25 @ 11:00am 

Come and enjoy yoga and mindfulness together as a community! During this class, children and families will have fun learning various yoga poses and sequences. We will use music and rhythm throughout the class to accompany the postures. Mindfulness-based teachings and breathing techniques will be introduced. At the end of class, we will focus on relaxation and self-regulation techniques while listening to live music.

This class will meet on the library lawn, weather permitting. 

Best for ages 4-8! Registration required. 

Learn more about Lianne's Healing Creations at http://www.lianneshealingcreations.com/

Register

 

Cool-ology! Biology In A Bottle: Make a Terraqua Column

Thursday, July 25 @ 3:30pm

Discover Biology In A Bottle: Make a Terraqua Column with Cool-ology! Ages 7 and Up!

Generously funded by the Groton Education Foundation --- thank you!

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Steve Elci & Friends: Music for Kids!

Friday, July 26 @ 4:00pm

Join us for music, dancing and fun for everyone! 

This program will meet on the library lawn, weather permitting. Should the program move indoors seating will be first come, first served until capacity is met.

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Inspiration Station for Kids! Landscape Vision Boards!

Monday, July 29 @ 11:00am

Be  INSPIRED to practice conservation! Each week will feature the idea and practice of conservation through art. Conservation as a movement focuses on protecting species from extinction, maintaining and restoring habitats, enhancing ecosystem services, and protecting biological diversity.

We will create landscape vision boards using magazine photos and glue on poster board. Appreciating the natural world encourages us to take care of our environment.

Best for ages 3-10!

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Inspiration Station for Tweens and Teens! Egg Carton Flowers!

Monday, July 29 @ 2:30pm

Be  INSPIRED to practice conservation! Each week will feature the idea and practice of conservation through art. Conservation as a movement focuses on protecting species from extinction, maintaining and restoring habitats, enhancing ecosystem services, and protecting biological diversity.

We will make egg carton flowers. Reusing and repurposing materials helps reduce waste.

Best for ages 11 and up!

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Food Explorers! Chocolate Zucchini Cake Pops!

Tuesday, July 30 @ 3:30pm 

Join Food Explorers for another delicious baking program! You’ll be making Chocolate Zucchini Cake Pops with a Chocolate
Frosting. You’ll be shredded and squeezing the fresh zucchini for your from scratch cake batter and work together as a group to make a smooth chocolate buttercream to layer on top of your cake pops. Recipe is nut free but will contain dairy, eggs and gluten.

Generously funded by the Rotary Club of Mystic --- thank you!

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Backyard Birding Adventure with the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center!

Wednesday, July 31 @ 11:00am 

Curious about the birds in your backyard? Learn how to use binoculars and identify some of our local birds. Then we'll make a treat to bring home and feed our feathered friends.

This program will meet on the library lawn, weather permitting!

For ages 7 and up. Registration required.

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