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Colin and Ethan Conerford have fun at the Deep River Public Library Dance Party Story Time on Jan. 7, 2017. Photo by Wesley Bunnell

Colin and Ethan Conerford have fun at the Deep River Public Library Dance Party Story Time on Jan. 7, 2017. (Photo by Wesley Bunnell )

Break Cabin Fever: Where to Take Your Kids in February

Published Feb 08, 2018 • Last Updated 11:48 am, February 08, 2018

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Thursday, Feb. 8

Yoga & Mindfulness: 9:30 to 10 a.m. Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Tpke., Clinton. For info, call 860-669-2342 or visit www.hchlibrary.org.

Tween & Teen Event: DIY Painted Rocks: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Guilford Free Library, 67 Park St. Free. For info, call 203-453-8282 or visit www.guilfordfreelibrary.org.

Brick Bunch: 3:45 to 4:45 pm. Deep River Public Library, 150 Main St. Open Lego play with friends. Legos provided. For info, contact 860-526-6039 or drplchildrensdept@gmail.com.

I <3 Dogs: 6:30 p.m. North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm St. For ages 6 to 10. Participants will make a handmade dog toy to keep or donate to local animal shelters. Bring in old clothing (denim, fleece, cotton, or flannel) to repurpose into dog toys. Registration required. For info, call 203-239-5803 or visit www.northhavenlibrary.net.

 

Friday, Feb. 9

Father Daughter Dance: 6 to 8 p.m. Stanley T. Williams Community Center, 1332 Middletown Ave., Northford. Cost: $20 per couple; $10 each additional child. For info, call 203-484-6017 or visit www.nbrecreation.com.

Author Event: This is Not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell: 7 p.m. R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison. Free, registration is required. For info, call 203-245-3959 or visit www.rjjulia.com.

 

Saturday, Feb. 10

Lego Fun for Take Your Child to the Library Day: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Local History Room of Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Rd., Madison. For info, call 203-245-8722 or visit www.scrantonlibrary.org.

Harold the Purple Crayon Book Party: 10 to 11 a.m. Community Room of Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Rd., Madison. For info, call 203-245-8722 or visit www.scrantonlibrary.org.

Live Reptile Program: 10 a.m. to noon. Meigs Point Nature Center, 1288 Boston Post Rd., Madison.Free. For info, visit www.meigspointnaturecenter.org.

Sensory Playtime: 10:30 a.m. North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm St. For ages 4 to 14 on the Autism spectrum or for those who enjoy sensory play. Registration required. For info, call 203-239-5803 or visit www.northhavenlibrary.net.

Take Your Child to the Library Day: 2 p.m. Hagaman Library, 227 Main St., East Haven. Includes sing-along concert with Robert Messore. Free; refreshments served. For info, call 203-468-3890.

Take Your Child to the Library Game Day: 2 to 4 p.m. Community Room of Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Rd., Madison. For info, call 203-245-8722 or visit www.scrantonlibrary.org.

Valentine Craft: 2:30 p.m. North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm St. For ages 4 and older with adult. Children will create a card and craft with Ms. Sue. Registration is required. For info, call 203-239-5803 or visit www.northhavenlibrary.net.

Tracy Anderson Book Signing for Total Teen: 3 p.m. R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison. Cost: $19.99 (plus tax); includes admission to the signing line and one copy of Total Teen. Free, registration required. For info, call 203-245-3959 or visit www.rjjulia.com.

Daddy Daughter Dance: Madison Arts Barn, 8 Campus Dr. Two sessions: 5 to 7 p.m. for ages 3 to 8; 8 to 10 p.m. for ages 9 and older. For info, call 203-245-2689 or visit www.madisonartsbarn.org.

 

Sunday, Feb. 11

Pancakes with Penguins: 8 to 9:30 a.m. Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd. Cost: $24.95 for adults; $20.95 for children 10 and younger. Advance registration required. For info, visit www.mysticaquarium.org.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Classics and Yoga: Multi-Generational Yoga and Story Time: 10:30 a.m. R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison. Free; registration required. Limited spaces. For ages 4 and older. For info, call 203-245-3959 or visit www.rjjulia.com.

Tween Time Movie Event: Wonder: 3:30 to 5 p.m. Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Tpke., Clinton. For info, call 860-669-2342 or visit www.hchlibrary.org.

Reading to Daffodil the Therapy Dog: 4 to 5 p.m. Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Tpke., Clinton. For info, call 860-669-2342 or visit www.hchlibrary.org.

Math Matters: Stories and Activities: 6 to 7 p.m. James Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main St., Branford. For children in kindergarten through second grade. Registration required. For info, call 203-488-1441, ext. 323.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 14

Valentine's Day Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Community Room of Atwater Library, 1720 Foxon Rd., North Branford. For ages 2 to 5. Registration requested. Presented by North Branford Women's Club. For info, call 203-315-6020.

Tween & Teen Event: Peanut Butter Sweetheart Cookies: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Guilford Free Library, 67 Park St. For info, call 203-453-8282 or visit www.guilfordfreelibrary.org.

Cook Club: 5:30 p.m. Deep River Public Library, 150 Main St. Participants will make strawberry milkshakes in honor of Valentine's Day. Registration required; limited to 10 children. For info, contact 860-526-6039 or drplchildrensdept@gmail.com.

Pajama Storytime: 6:30 p.m. North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm St. For ages 3 to 6 with adult. Includes a simple craft. No registration required. For info, call 203-239-5803 or visit www.northhavenlibrary.net.

 

Thursday, Feb. 15

Yoga & Mindfulness: 9:30 to 10 a.m. Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Tpke., Clinton. For info, call 860-669-2342 or visit www.hchlibrary.org.

Classics and Yoga: Multi-Generational Yoga and Story Time: 10:30 a.m. R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison. Free; registration required. Limited spaces. For ages 4 and older. For info, call 203-245-3959 or visit www.rjjulia.com.

Tabletop Game Night: 6 to 8 p.m. Lower level Community Room of Westbrook Public Library, 61 Goodspeed Dr. For teens and adults. RSVP requested. BYO food and drinks. For info, visit www.westbrooklibrary.lioninc.org.

Pokémon Card Swap: 6:30 p.m. North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm St. For ages 6 to 12 with adult. Bring Pokémon cards for trading. No registration required. For info, call 203-239-5803 or visit www.northhavenlibrary.net.

 

Friday, Feb. 16

Movies with Friends featuring Sing: 3:30 to 5 p.m. Ivoryton Library, 106 Main St. For info, call 860-767-1252.

 

Saturday, Feb. 17

Small Events for Small People: It's a Birthday Celebration!: 10:30 a.m. R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison. Free; no registration required. For info, call 203-245-3959 or visit www.rjjulia.com.

Meet Moana Story Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon. Grady Thomas Program Room of Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook. Best for ages 3 to 10. Free. Seating is limited; registration recommended. For info, call 860-395-3184 or visit www.actonlibrary.org.

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat: 1 p.m. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. Cost: $12 to $20. For info, call 877-503-1286 or visit www.katharinehepburntheater.com.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 20

Winter Wonderland Show with Jackson Gillman: 10:15 a.m. North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm St. For all ages. Includes participatory songs and stories. Registration required. For info, call 203-239-5803 or visit www.northhavenlibrary.net.

Classics and Yoga: Multi-Generational Yoga and Story Time: 10:30 a.m. R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison. Free; registration required. Limited spaces. For ages 4 and older. For info, call 203-245-3959 or visit www.rjjulia.com.

Despicable Me 3 Screening: 2 p.m. Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library, 146 Thimble Islands Rd., Stony Creek. Lights refreshments served. For info, call 203-488-8702 or visit www.wwml.org.

Reading to Daffodil the Therapy Dog: 4 to 5 p.m. Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Tpke., Clinton. For info, call 860-669-2342 or visit www.hchlibrary.org.

 

Thursday, Feb. 22

Yoga & Mindfulness: 9:30 to 10 a.m. Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Tpke., Clinton. For info, call 860-669-2342 or visit www.hchlibrary.org.

Classics and Yoga: Multi-Generational Yoga and Story Time: 10:30 a.m. R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison. Free; registration required. Limited spaces. For ages 4 and older. For info, call 203-245-3959 or visit www.rjjulia.com.

Teens Talk Book Club: 10:30 a.m. R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison. Free; registration required. For info, call 203-245-3959 or visit www.rjjulia.com.

Brick Bunch: 3:45 to 4:45 pm. Deep River Public Library, 150 Main St. Open Lego play with friends. Legos provided. For info, contact 860-526-6039 or drplchildrensdept@gmail.com.

 

Friday, Feb. 23

Grill 'n' Chill Book Club for Teens: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Guilford Free Library, 67 park St. For info, call 203-453-8282 or visit www.guilfordfreelibrary.org.

 

Saturday, Feb. 24

Pizza with Penguins: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd. Cost: $24.95 for adults; $20.95 for children 10 and younger. For info, visit www.mysticaquarium.org.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Tutu Tuesday Morning: 10:30 a.m. North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm St. For ages 6 months to 3 and a half years. Wear a tutu or bow tie. Registration required. For info, call 203-239-5803 or visit www.northhavenlibrary.net.

Reading to Daffodil the Therapy Dog: 4 to 5 p.m. Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Tpke., Clinton. For info, call 860-669-2342 or visit www.hchlibrary.org.

Readers & Eaters: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Killingworth Library, 301 Rt. 81. For fourth and fifth graders. Book: The Trapper Twins Go To War by Jeff Rodkey. Extra copies available. Registration requested. For info, call 860-663-2000.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Lego Club: 6:30 p.m. North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm St. For ages 4 to 12. Legos provided. No registration required. For info, call 203-239-5803 or visit www.northhavenlibrary.net.

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