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  Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
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  Sunday
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  439 Redding Road
  Redding, CT 06896
  P.O. Box 1009
  Redding, CT 06875
  Tel (203) 938-2545
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The library will be CLOSED TODAY, March 5th, due to bad weather.


 
SPRING STORY TIMES for children newborn through 2nd grade
March 23 - May 14
Picture of Tulips   Registration required. You may register online, by phone, or in-person at the library. Schedule and additional info here.
 

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PAJAMA STORY TIME
Monday, March 9th from 6:15-7:00 PM
Pajama Story Time picture  

Wear your coziest pajamas! We will share bedtime stories and sing lullabies. Don’t forget to bring your snuggliest stuffed animal or blanket!! Please register online, by phone, or in-person at the library. For Ages 3-6.

 
CREATIV-I-TEA: Transitions Journaling Workshop
Thursday, March 12th at 10 am
  Local artist Kathy Coe Taeuber offers tips and inspiration to help you start creating your own journal to document important moments! Register online, call 203.938.2545, or stop in to sign up. Space is limited to 20 participants
 
"BREATHING OF AN ANCESTOR'S TIME” WITH CHARLES HALE
Thursday, March 12th at 7:30 PM
Fmily history picture   Charles R. Hale, Redding resident and co-founder of Artists Without Walls in New York City, shares the stories of his family in expertly-crafted short video productions that are reminiscent of Ken Burns’ documentaries. Get tips on how to move beyond the family tree to tell your own stories. Register online, call the library at 203.938.2545, or stop in to sign up.
 
ST. PATRICK’S DAY: TUSSIE MUSSIE WORKSHOP
Monday, March 16th, from 4:00-5:00 PM
Picture of a St. Patrick's Day Elf  

Students will make small flower arrangements for hospice which will be delivered to a hospice care center in Danbury for St. Patrick’s Day (sponsored by the Redding Garden Club) Please register online, by phone, or in-person at the library. For students in grades 5 - 8.

 
SMALL BUSINESS 101
Turning Conversations Into Clients - Wed., March 18th at 8:00 AM
Find Your Fire - Tuesday, April 7th at 7:00 PM
Small Business Circle Logo   Join us for excellent speakers and a chance to network with other local small business owners. Register online, call the library at 203.938.2545, or stop in to sign up. Click here for more information.
 
LAURA DOHERTY: Acoustically rockin’ your kid’s world
Wednesday, March 18th, from 4:00 - 4:45 PM
Picture of Laura Doherty  

An upbeat folk-pop music concert for the whole family. Please register online, by phone, or in-person at the library. Children 3 and under must
be accompanied by an adult
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MARTIN'S BIG WORDS
Thursday, March 19th, from 4:00 - 4:45 PM
Picture of Martin Luther King Book  

Join us in creating art work based on kindness and tolerance quotations from Dr. King and other inspirational men and women. Please register online, by phone, or in-person at the library. For Grades 1-4.

 
THE ALLEN & HELEN HERMES ART SERIES PRESENTS: Irish Dancing
Sunday, March 22 at 3 PM
Picture of Irish Dancer   With the award-winning Gilleoghan Irish Dance performers! Register online, call the library at 203.938.2545, or stop in to sign up.
 
BUDDY SYSTEM, OR DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY?
Global Threats & International Cooperation
Thursday, March 26th at 7:30 PM
Picture of Globe   The last of 3 discussions led by Bill Stewart, retired U.S. diplomat and Senior Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department. Register online, call the library at 203.938.2545, or stop in to sign up.
 
AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM: Hudson River School to Art Colonies
Thursday, April 30th at 7:30 PM
American Impressionist Painting   How did the movement cross the Atlantic and how do French and American Impressionism differ? Presented by Robin Hoffman of Artscapades. Register online, call the library at 203.938.2545, or stop in to sign up.
 
 
 
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  Couldn't be easier! Click here for list of passes and reservation page. Have questions? Click here.
   
 

ON DISPLAY THIS MONTH:
CHECK BACK for details on our new display...

   
  ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY
  A collection of the library's favorite photos.
   
 
Tumble  Books Banner
  Click the TumbleBook logo above for 24/7 access to an online collection of more than 200 "talking" picture books, 90 foreign language books, and 90 readalong chapter books.
   
  PHOTOGRAPHERS
  Mark Twain Library offers the use of a designated bulletin board for a display of photographs. Click here for the rules or for an application.
   
  KIDS KNIT CLUB: Winter Wednesdays
January 28 - March 25, from 4:00 - 4:45 pm
  An ongoing knitting program for children in third grade and up, meets twice monthly. Please bring your own set of knitting needles (size 9, 10 or 11) and a skein of non-fuzzy yarn that works with your size needles. Please register online, by phone, or in-person at the library.
   
  KNITTY BY NATURE: Adult Knitting Group
Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  Bring your handwork (crochet and needlepoint, too!), sit in the Library’s comfy chairs and chat with friends while you create! Get tips and learn from others. All levels of expertise welcome. Call 203 938-2545 for information