Events

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Daily Happenings

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Film Screenings

Watch a short film in our Auditorium during your visit. We feature animated versions of new and classic picture book stories and family-friendly documentaries about illustrators. Several different films are shown each day.
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Storytime

Led by staff trained in the Whole Book Approach, visitors will share stories through movement, song, and play while looking closely and learning about the art and design of picture books.

An adult and child making a collage in the Art Studio

Art Studio

Visit the Art Studio to enjoy the Everyday Art Project. Art Studio team members welcome you to the space, share project ideas, and answer questions. Take your artwork home, or leave it for others to see.

Special Events

For Families
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Families visiting between February 1-5 will receive a FREE Elephant & Piggie book while supplies last! (Elephant & Piggie costume characters will not be in attendance.)

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Jan
18
thru
Dec
31
All Day
For Families

Storytime

Move, sing, play, and learn about the art and design of picture books. (Wednesdays - Fridays at 11:00 am; Saturdays at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm.)

Jan
31
Tue
1:00 pm
Artists & Authors
Online

Virtual Author Visit with Grace Lin and Kate Messner: Once Upon a Book

Elementary classrooms will enjoy a virtual author visit with Grace Lin and Kate Messner as they share a sneak-preview of their upcoming release, Once Upon A Book. (Zoom link provided upon purchase of book)
Feb
1
thru
5
All Day
For Families

First Book Friendiversary

Families visiting between February 1-5 will receive a FREE Elephant & Piggie book while supplies last! (Elephant & Piggie costume characters will not be in attendance.)
Feb
1
thru
17
All Day
For Families

Everyday Art Project: Awesome Assemblages

Create your own 3-D artwork using paint and found materials.
Feb
3
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Word Play with The Center Dance Studio

Bring your imagination and your dancing feet!

Feb
8
Wed
7:00 pm
Online
Workshops

Exploring Race & Representation in Picture Books (2 sessions)

(Program is FULL) Learn how to select picture books that reflect the lives and identities of all readers, and discover tools for building a more inclusive book collection.
Feb
10
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Open Book, Open Play

Move, sing, talk, and explore materials during this interactive storytime for early learners.

Feb
11
Sat
11:00 am
Artists & Authors
For Families

Special Storytime: The Golden Life of Sally Sunflower

Join author Imani Ariana Grant and illustrator Simonne-Anais Clarke for a fun, interactive storytime!
Feb
17
Fri
10:30 am
For Families

Materials Play

Art-making for the early years!
Feb
17
Fri
11:00 am
For Families

Braille Storytime with Mary Westgate

Join us for this interactive storytime featuring singing, musical instruments, and braille books!
Feb
18
thru
26
All Day
For Families

Everyday Art Project: Painted Patterns

Create your own painted patterns using watercolor pencils and stencils.
Feb
18
Sat
11:00 am
For Families

Word Play with The Center Dance Studio

Bring your imagination and your dancing feet!

Feb
18
Sat
2:00 pm
Artists & Authors
For Families

Special Storytime: Hayley and John Rocco

Join the Roccos for a reading of their new book How To Send A Hug.
Feb
18
Sat
3:00 pm
For Families
Performances

Happier Family Comedy Show

Geared for kids ages 5-12, you won’t want to miss this program packed full of high energy and family-friendly funnies!
Feb
22
Wed
10:00 am
For Families

Foster Care Recruitment

Thinking about becoming a foster parent? Learn more about the application process and the supports provided by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) by visiting DCF’s information table.
Feb
22
Wed
11:00 am
Artists & Authors
For Families

Special Storytime: Astrid Sheckels

Join author/illustrator Astrid Sheckels as she reads from her latest picture book, Hector Fox and the Daring Flight, the third adventure in the Hector Fox series.
Feb
24
Fri
11:00 am
Artists & Authors
For Families
Performances

Special Storytime with Circle Round's Rebecca Sheir and Eric Shimelonis

Join Circle Round’s Rebecca Sheir and Eric Shimelonis as they present a story inspired by a folktale from the Cherokee, Creek, Ojibwe and Menominee people of North America.

Feb
25
Sat
10:00 am
For Families

Foster Care Recruitment

Thinking about becoming a foster parent? Learn more about the application process and the supports provided by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) by visiting DCF’s information table.
Feb
26
Sun
2:00 pm
For Families

Bilingual Storytime: Rain! | Hora de cuentos bilingües: ¡Lluvia!

Share stories in English and Spanish during this bilingual read aloud. Vengan compartir con nosotros el cuento bilingüe en español e inglés.

Mar
1
thru
12
All Day
For Families

Everyday Art Project: Awesome Assemblages

Create your own 3-D artwork using paint and found materials.