Greenwich Library children’s room programs in April

The Lightning Thief live musical, Japanese storytime, Earth Day and more

Children’s Services has four exciting special events planned for April as well as a full slate of drop-in storytimes, including Fiesta de los Cuentos, Tales for Tots, Mother Goose Storytime and more.

Families are encouraged to take part in the Library’s regularly scheduled reading programs including Book Clubs, Story Crafts, Bilingual Storytime, Sing, Play and Move and more. Programs are open to all without registration or charge unless otherwise indicated. Check our online calendar for details.

Don’t forget to sign-up online at www.greenwichlibrary.org/enews for the Children’s Room eNewsletter, featuring special events and news from the Main Library and its branches.

Saturday, April 2 from 2-3 p.m., Friends Children’s Show: Theatreworks USA Presents The Lightning Thief

The Friends of Greenwich Library are proud to present a live theatrical production of The Lightning Thief. This 60-minute musical is appropriate for children in grades 2 – 6, and is open to all at no charge. Assigned seating tickets are limited to six per person and will be available at noon at the Cole Auditorium. Return at 1:50 pm when the doors will open for the performance. For more information contact the Friends Office at (203) 622-7938.

Saturday, April 16 from 2-3 p.m., Japanese Storytime

Japanese storyteller Hiroku Fujita returns to Greenwich Library Children’s Room for a storytime that all children will enjoy. Mrs Fujita has been a storyteller for 60 years, touring widely to introduce Japanese stories to children. Interpreter and native guide, Oklahoma-based Fran Stallings has worked as a professional storyteller since 1982, performing and teaching nationwide. Fran has accompanied Hiroku on tours of the U.S. and Japan and introduces each tale with an English synopsis.

Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Celebrate Earth Day with Animal Embassy

Take a journey around the globe with Animal Embassy! Families will meet incredible Animal Ambassadors representing diverse habitats such as a Eurasian Eagle Owl, an Australian Eclectus Parrot and a Flemish Giant Rabbit. We’ll also discuss the significance of Earth Day and the challenges and successes of wildlife conservation. Recommended for ages 4 & up.

Tuesday, April 26 from 10:30 – 11 a.m., Petite Concert

30-minute live concerts for the youngest of listeners! From newborns to preschoolers, these concerts are informal and interactive. Petite Concerts contain well known (and very short) musical selections with violinist Chie Yoshinaka. There will be a five minute instrument discovery session at the end of the performance.

Children’s Room Preregistered Programs

Phone registration for Baby Lapsit Spring Session I began on Monday, March 21 and will continue until the program is full. The spring session runs from Thursday, April 21 through Thursday, May 19. Call (203) 622-7940 to register.

Other Library programs of interest to children and their parents:

  • Family Financial Planning Series – College Tuition Planning, Thursday, April 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Register using the Library’s online calendar.
  • Sign up for Teen eNews for information on programs for middle and high school students. Visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/enews.

For more information about Greenwich Library programs for children (from infants through grade 6), contact Children’s Services Director Deirdre Sullivan at [email protected], call (203) 622-7940, or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/children.

Stay up-to-date with events and programs for younger children by subscribing to the Children’s Room eNewsletter or Teen eNews for older children at www.greenwichlibrary.org/enews. You can also follow Greenwich Library on Twitter @GWLibrary or find us on www.facebook.com/GreenwichLibrary.

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