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Library plans Christmas week events for kids


KENT—Christmas week brings an odd deflation for children. The anticipation of Christmas is past, there is no school, and days stretch long. But fear not. The Kent Memorial Library has planned plenty of activities for young people.

The fun begins even before Christmas when the library throws a half-day craft party at 1:15 p.m. Students, newly released from school, can come by the Junior Room after school for a fun afternoon of crafting. Children of all ages are welcome to participate. Registration is appreciated by calling 860-927-3761, emailing or registering online.

Tuesday, Dec. 26, at 5 p.m. there will be a Family Dinner and Movie Night. Families are invited to get cozy in their PJs and bring dinner to the library for a showing of “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000, PG). 

Registration is appreciated 

The action continues Dec. 27 at 10:30 a.m. when Danny Tieger presents “Sings About Everything!” in the Junior Room. Tieger has been performing in preschools across the country since 2012. His 35-minute music show is half improvised, half dance-along songs, and 100 percent silliness. Tieger is an author, songwriter, teacher.

Children of all ages are welcome to participate. Registration is appreciated.

On Dec. 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., teens and tweens are invited to the Junior Room to decorate sugar cookies from Sophie’s Bakery, drink hot cocoa, and get cozy. Grades 5 and up are welcome to join. Registration is appreciated.

On Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. there will be a “Paint Like Bob Ross: Winter Wonderland” painting party in the Junior Room. Register in advance for this guided painting experience so the library can be sure to have enough supplies for everyone.

This program is intended for school-aged children, but all are welcome. Call or email to register, or register online.

The week comes to a close Dec. 30, at 11 a.m. with a New Year’s storytime. Children of all ages are welcome to participate in this program of stories about New Year’s traditions from all around the world. Registration is appreciated.

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