Saturday, February 10, 2018
Public Access

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9:00am [9:00am] Willimantic: Chocolate Festival
The day begins with the Cupid Made Me Run road race, followed by special chocolate themed events at various businesses and venues around the town; including a cake contest, music and much more.

[10:00am] Branford: Mini-Maker Table
Join us every Friday and Saturday for a mini-maker project from our MakerLab! Every month we will feature a quick project or new piece of equipment to mess around with. The results may have you leaving with something to physically take home OR just the satisfaction that you were able to create a circuit, power on an Arduino or thread a sewing machine. The projects are easy, meant for all ages and 100% drop-in. It is just up to you to find out which floor we are featuring the project on and drop on by. Registration for this table is not required just come ready to tinker, play and create!

[10:00am] Hartford: Second Saturday - Imaginary Animals
Look for real and imaginary creatures in the galleries. Then move like your favorite animal in an interactive dance workshop led by Moxie Dance Center.

[10:10am] Rocky Hill: Playgroup
Join us at 10:15 am for stories, songs and more with Miss Cathy. Stay for free play with a special set of toys in the Stepney Room. For babies, toddlers and preschoolers with an adult. Registration not required.

[10:30am] Middletown: Story Time
Join us for story Time at Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore!

[10:30am] Windsor: Kidspace Movie Matinee - Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Drop in at the library and watch Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. Raged PG. More info: 860-285-1914

[11:00am] Bloomfield: Valentine Craft
Come to the library and create a special Valentine's Day craft. More info: 860-242-0041

[11:00am] Guilford: Weekend Wildlife - Curious Creatures
How does a tortoise find water in the desert? How big does an alligator get? Does a rainforest need cockroaches? Learn the answers to these and other animal questions by meeting critters from all over the planet. Ages 4 and up. Pre-register: 203-453-8282

[11:00am] Hartford: Art Sled Derby
Sometimes winter is hard. So why not be positive, get creative and have some fun. Build a one-of-a-kind artistic snow sled and get together with a hundred of your friends. Share, encourage, and cheer each other as we all go sledding together. Date subject to change due to weather conditions.

[12:00pm] Putnam: Fire & Ice Winter Valentine's Festival
The festival is one of the biggest ice block carving festivals in the United States. A day and night full of professionally and artistically pre-carved ice blocks, along with many local residents and artists (professionals and amateurs) working on ice carving demonstrations that you can witness and enjoy throughout the event. Fire dancers provide sparkling entertainment and luminarias light the streets for added beauty and atmosphere. There is an ice bar, ice table and ice chairs. Chocolate sculpting contest and chocolate kisses handed out to visitors to come and check out the completed display. Enjoy special sales, special shop events, fabulous food and drinks, and so much more.

[2:00pm] East Haven: Winter Concert
Come to the library and enjoy a winter concert. More info: 203-468-3890

[2:30pm] North Haven: Valentine Craft
Make a special treat for the person who lights up your heart this Valentine's Day. Create a card and a craft. Ages 4 and up with an adult. Pre-register: 203-239-5803

[2:30pm] Westport: WestportREADS Family Program
Families design their own Dazzle Ship. Learn about this little-known military tactic. Dazzle Ships by Chris Barton is one of the books chosen for WestportREADS 2018. More info: 203-291-4800