Category Archives: Child Event

Shakespeare for Kids Presents: Romeo and Juliet

Join us at the Library as Shakespeare on the Sound presents its annual tour of Shakespeare for Kids! This year they are presenting a 30-minute version of Romeo and Juliet. This interactive production will have your children quoting Shakespeare without them even realizing it. Shakespeare on the Sound seamlessly combines the text of Shakespeare with everyday language in a fun and inventive way. By the way…when we say kids, we mean kids of all ages—from 5 to 95. All are welcome and encouraged!

Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Denise Minnerly Author Visit

Co-sponsored and hosted by the Rowayton Parents Exchange

Children in grades Pre-K to 2 (and their caregivers) are invited to join us as we welcome Denise Minnerly, local author and longtime resident of Rowayton, to the library for a visit to share with us her new book, Ben and Scout.

Ben and Scout are the best rescue dog friends ever. They spend their day together going on great dog adventures, always side by side. When Ben passes away, Scout doesn’t understand. Where is his best friend? Where could he be? Scout soon realizes they have a special bond that can never be broken.

Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Elmer Booktivity

Children ages 2 to 6 and their caregivers are invited to join us for a booktivity featuring Elmer by David McKee! Inspired by this classic story of a patchwork elephant who doesn’t quite fit in with his herd, we’ll be making colorful suncatchers to represent Elmer using tissue paper and glue.

Register here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

National Unicorn Day Booktivity

In celebration of National Unicorn Day today, children ages 2 to 6 and their caregivers are invited to join us as we read Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn by Shannon Hale and Leuyen Pham, a sweet story about friendship and honoring your true self. Then, with a couple of paper plates, a little paint, glue, and yarn, we’ll make colorful unicorn puppets of our own!

Register here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Minecraft Mania

Kids in grades 2 and up are invited to visit the library to try out new mods and engage in some serious Minecraft.

Space is limited so please register here.

As this program is in in high demand and fills up very quickly every month, Rowayton Library would like to share the opportunity to join our sessions from home! Hop on to our Minecraft Java Server at 192.99.35.12:2059. This will save your activity in the game with us and our participants, whether we’re in a session at the library or not, and save you the hassle of having to make a server yourself!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Sweet Solar Moon Cakes

Brought to us by Jane Mossa and The Pink Rhubarb

Sweet doesn’t always have to mean that it’s made with sugar! Participants aged 7 to 13 years old are invited to join us for this workshop as we create moon cake pastries using intricate molds while exploring the use of healthy fillings to make a sweet dessert!

Register here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Seed Starters

Brought to us by Jane Mossa and The Pink Rhubarb

Sometimes you don’t have enough seed pots to go around and maybe don’t want to use the plastic containers that are commonly bought for beginning your garden. Participants aged 7 to 13 years old are invited to join us for this workshop where we’ll learn that up-cycling, or using products that you already have and making them into a better one, is a fun and creative way of turning newspaper into your seed starter pots.

Register here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Fun with Fermentation

Brought to us by Jane Mossa and The Pink Rhubarb

Making bread is an art form and takes practice and learning. With a little bit of practice, over time you will be able to make really great rolls or bread with the recipe that we’ll be using in this workshop. Participants aged 7 to 13 years old are invited to join us as we learn how something so simple – just flour and water – can make amazing bread.

Register here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Blended Butterflies

It’s the first day of spring! That means butterflies are becoming active once more. Children ages 2 to 6 and their caregivers are invited to come to the library as we craft the transition from the stage of egg carton caterpillar to the beautiful, blended butterfly! Paint will be used so dress for mess!

Register here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Paper Pinwheels

While they’re fun at parties and parades, they can also be used as garden decorations! Children ages 2 to 6 and their caregivers are invited to join us as we get crafty with paint and markers to create Paper Pinwheels! Dress for mess!

Register here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Minecraft Mania

Kids in grades 2 and up are invited to visit the library to try out new mods and engage in some serious Minecraft.

Space is limited so please register here.

As this program is in in high demand and fills up very quickly every month, Rowayton Library would like to share the opportunity to join our sessions from home! Hop on to our Minecraft Java Server at 192.99.35.12:2059. This will save your activity in the game with us and our participants, whether we’re in a session at the library or not, and save you the hassle of having to make a server yourself!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too! Pizza dinner will be provided.

Please register here so we make sure to have enough pizza!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too! Pizza dinner will be provided.

Please register here so we make sure to have enough pizza!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

20 Years of Dragon-Riding in YA Fantasy with International Bestselling Author Christopher Paolini

Join us as we chat with master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini about his return to the World of Eragon with Murtagh, a stunning continuation of the epic fantasy.

The world is no longer safe for the Dragon Rider Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn. An evil king has been toppled, and they are left to face the consequences of the reluctant role they played in his reign of terror. Now they are hated and alone, exiled to the outskirts of society.

Throughout the land, hushed voices whisper of brittle ground and a faint scent of brimstone in the air—and Murtagh senses that something wicked lurks in the shadows of Alagaësia. So begins an epic journey into lands both familiar and untraveled, where Murtagh and Thorn must use every weapon in their arsenal, from brains to brawn, to find and outwit a mysterious witch. A witch who is much more than she seems.

In this gripping novel starring one of the most popular characters from Christopher Paolini’s blockbuster Inheritance Cycle, a Dragon Rider must discover what he stands for in a world that has abandoned him.

Murtagh is the perfect book to enter the World of Eragon for the first time . . . or to joyfully return. Register now to join the fun!

Register here! Aren’t able to attend? Visit us here to view recordings of past events and the list others that are coming up!

About the Author: Christopher Paolini is the creator of the World of Eragon and the Fractalverse. His blockbuster series The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. First published at 19, he is the holder of the Guinness World Record for youngest author of a bestselling series. Paolini is also the author of two adult science fiction novels, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars and the forthcoming Fractal Noise. Christopher makes his home in Paradise Valley, Montana, where he continues to write stories and ask questions. Find out more about Christopher and all things Inheritance Cycle on social media and at paolini.net.

Brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium. 

Minecraft Mania

Kids in grades 2 and up are invited to visit the library to try out new mods and engage in some serious Minecraft.

Space is limited so please register here.

As this program is in in high demand and fills up very quickly every month, Rowayton Library would like to share the opportunity to join our sessions from home! Hop on to our Minecraft Java Server at 192.99.35.12:2059. This will save your activity in the game with us and our participants, whether we’re in a session at the library or not, and save you the hassle of having to make a server yourself!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Take Your Child to the Library Day (TYCLD) is an international initiative that encourages families everywhere to take their children to their local library. Launched in 2011 in Connecticut by librarians Nadine Lipman (Waterford Public Library, retired) and Caitlin Augusta (Stratford Library) with artist Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, TYCLD raises community awareness about the importance of the library in the life of a child, and promotes library services and programs for children and families.

Join the Rowayton Library in celebrating the 13th anniversary of this day on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024! Stop by the Rowayton Library and Rowayton Community Center with your child or children to enjoy fun activities, story times with our trustees, featured book displays, snacks, and lots more library fun!

Story times will take place every half hour beginning at 11:00 a.m.

No registration required!

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too!

Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too!

Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Animal Embassy Presents: World Wildlife

Children in grade K through 5 are invited to join us as we welcome back Animal Embassy to take us on a journey around the globe with incredible live Animal Ambassadors. We’ll meet Animal Ambassadors representing diverse habitats such as a Eurasian Eagle Owl or an Indian Peahen. We’ll discover some amazing adaptations of some Ambassadors like an Indonesian Carpet Python and an African Bullfrog. And we’ll explore the Ambassador’s varying habitats as well as conservation issues and challenges they face. Animal Embassy enables children of all ages to connect with the natural world with this unforgettable, interactive live animal presentation!

As this program is brought to us by an outside organization, we cannot exceed a specific maximum headcount capacity. As such, we ask that every child who wishes to attend be registered individually so that we may ensure that we do not exceed capacity.

Register here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Spectactular Snowflakes

Did you know that the third Sunday in January is World Snow Day? And it’s almost here! To celebrate, children ages 2 to 6 and their caregivers are invited to join us as we get crafty with jewels, buttons, sequins, and more to create Spectacular Snowflake chains! Glue and paint will be used so dress for mess!

Register here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Minecraft Mania

Kids in grades 2 and up are invited to visit the library to try out new mods and engage in some serious Minecraft.

Space is limited so please register here.

As this program is in in high demand and fills up very quickly every month, Rowayton Library would like to share the opportunity to join our sessions from home! Hop on to our Minecraft Java Server at 192.99.35.12:2059. This will save your activity in the game with us and our participants, whether we’re in a session at the library or not, and save you the hassle of having to make a server yourself!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Minecraft Mania

Kids in grades 2 and up are invited to visit the library to try out new mods and engage in some serious Minecraft.

Space is limited so please register here.

As this program is in in high demand and fills up very quickly every month, Rowayton Library would like to share the opportunity to join our sessions from home! Hop on to our Minecraft Java Server at 192.99.35.12:2059. This will save your activity in the game with us and our participants, whether we’re in a session at the library or not, and save you the hassle of having to make a server yourself!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Valerie Bolling Author Visit

Children in grades Pre-K to 2 (and their caregivers) are invited to join us as we welcome local author Valerie Bolling to the library! A featured author in last year’s CT Governor’s Summer Reading program, Valerie is passionate about creating stories in which all children can see themselves and feel seen and heard. We’ll listen to a reading of some of her books, like Bing, Bop, Bam, and ask her questions! Books will also be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Barrett Bookstore.

Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too!

Register for the January 26 session here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too!

Register for each remaining individual January session below:

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too!

Register for each remaining individual January session below:

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too!

Register for each individual January session below:

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too!

Register for the December 29 session here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you!

Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play!

We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too! Pizza dinner will be provided.

Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you!

Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play!

We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too! Pizza dinner will be provided.

Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you!

Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play!

We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too! Pizza dinner will be provided.

Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Petite Concerts Performance

Co-sponsored and hosted by the Rowayton Parents Exchange

Children ages 5 and under are invited to join us for a fun-filled musical performance by Petite Concerts! We’ll interact with music by dancing and singing along to some well-known classical tunes and then do a fun, musical-themed craft.

Registration is not required to attend but we do ask that you sign up here if you intend to join us, just to help us keep track.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Hot Cocoa To-Go

National Cocoa Day has already passed but every day of winter is a day for cocoa. Children ages 6 and up are invited to join us as we make a delicious winter treat—Hot Cocoa To-Go! We’ll put hot cocoa mix, chocolate chips, and marshmallows into a mason jar and then use ribbon and other adornments to decorate. A great gift for someone this holiday season!

Register here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

 

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you!

Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play!

We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too! Pizza dinner will be provided.

Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Build a Bird Feeder

Love watching birds through the window or want to help steer them away from your garden? Then this if a craft for you! Children ages 2 to 6 and their caregivers are invited to come to the library to create a DIY bird feeder out of popsicle sticks! Paint and glue will be involved so dress for mess!

Register here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Rowayton Library’s 14th Annual Daughters’ Ball

Join us for an enchanted afternoon of ice castles and snowflakes! This year, we are casting a Frozen-themed spell over our annual event. This always sold-out fundraiser promises lasting, unforgettable memories and fun for daughters and their guardians. We look forward to seeing you!

Tickets are available for purchase here!

One adult and one daughter – $200
Each additional daughter – $50

We’re Looking for Sponsors!

Do you or your company or organization want to help create the magic! By contributing to the Daughters’ Ball, you will help us create a winter wonderland where dreams come true! We have multiple sponsorship levels and opportunities for in-kind donations. Click here to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.

We’re Looking for Volunteers!

Help bake magical sweets for the ball! Please click here to sign up to contribute to the Daughters’ Ball Dessert Table and let us know what you will be donating.

Email library@rowayton.org if you have any questions.

A special thank you to our sponsors and supporters!

Platinum ($1,000+)

Gold ($500+)

Silver ($250+)

Memorial Day Parade

Line up with the Rowayton Library at the Rowayton Community Center at 11:50 a.m.

Kids of all ages and their caregivers can join the Library Board of Trustees to help celebrate our town spirit at the annual Memorial Day Parade!

After the parade, join fellow residents at Veterans’ Cannon to honor those who died in their service to our country.

Then stroll on over to the Fire House for hot dogs and soda, hosted by our local firefighters and their families.

Minecraft Mania

Kids in grades 2 and up are invited to visit the library to try out new mods and engage in some serious Minecraft.

Space is limited so please register here.

As this program is in in high demand and fills up very quickly every month, Rowayton Library would like to share the opportunity to join our sessions from home! Hop on to our Minecraft Java Server at 192.99.35.12:2059. This will save your activity in the game with us and our participants, whether we’re in a session at the library or not, and save you the hassle of having to make a server yourself!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Minecraft Mania

Kids entering grades 2 and up are invited to visit the library to try out new mods and engage in some serious Minecraft.

Space is limited so please register here.

As this program is in in high demand and fills up very quickly every month, Rowayton Library would like to share the opportunity to join our sessions from home! Hop on to our Minecraft Java Server at 192.99.35.12:2059. This will save your activity in the game with us and our participants, whether we’re in a session at the library or not, and save you the hassle of having to make a server yourself!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Minecraft Mania

Kids in grades 2 and up are invited to visit the library to try out new mods and engage in some serious Minecraft.

Space is limited so please register here.

As this program is in in high demand and fills up very quickly every month, Rowayton Library would like to share the opportunity to join our sessions from home! Hop on to our Minecraft Java Server at 192.99.35.12:2059. This will save your activity in the game with us and our participants, whether we’re in a session at the library or not, and save you the hassle of having to make a server yourself!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.