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Still time left for summer fun

The children’s summer reading program, Pages Through the Ages, will have its final program on Aug. 16, but there is still plenty to do this week. On Friday, Aug. 9, Dancing Through the Decades presents “Outrageous Dances of the 90s,” from 3 to 4 p.m., when kids will get a taste of dances from Grunge to Hip-Hop. Professional dancer Debra MacDonald from Wilton Dance Studio will lead the lesson.  Registration is required. On Monday, Aug. 12, kids of all ages will have Drop-in Summer Crafts from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Drop-in Story Times take place on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at various times for babies under 12 months to eight-year olds. Age-appropriate sessions are listed on the library’s website. The Wonderful Wednesdays program on Aug. 14 promises to be an enchanting time with Meet and Greet with Disney Princesses, from 2 to 4 p.m. Children can dress up and get the autographs of visiting princesses such as Merida, Aurora, Belle, Mulan, Cinderella, Snow White, and even The Fairy Godmother.  There is no registration; kids can just drop in with their caregivers during the two-hour event. Movie Theater Thursdays on Aug. 15 will be showing The Little Mermaid, from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m.; at 2 p.m. kids can see Beauty and the Beast. Caregivers must stay with children under age 8, and remain in the building for kids between 8 and 12. The summer reading program wraps up with Magic by Scott Jameson on Friday, Aug. 16, from 3 to 4 p.m. Registration is required; the program is for kids in grades K and up with caregivers. All of this week’s programs are sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

Summer concert series concludes

The fan-favorite group, In Harmony, will be performing at the library on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. for its sixth appearance. This delightful vocal oldies group sings familiar songs of the 50s 60s and 70s and gets the crowd swingin’ and swayin,’ and dancin’ in their seats (a little poetic license taken). The Summer Music & More Concert Series has been sponsored by The Village Market for the past 13 summers. Michael Crystal generously donates the wine for the series. The concerts are free, with light cookie refreshments and open to the public.

Poems and music

This week’s Un-Book Club (Not Just for Readers) features nonsense verse about animals on Monday, Aug. 12, from 4 to 4:45 p.m. for kids in second grade and up. This week’s selection is from Amy Gibson’s Around the World on Eighty Legs, a lively picture-book poetry collection with rhymes, wordplay and inside jokes. Registration is required. The program is sponsored by the Sherman Family Fund. Little kids, ages 2 to 6, and their caregivers get to have their own fun with The Guitar Guy on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 11 to 11:30. Robert the Guitar Guy uses music, props, movement and dance to entertain children and their grownups. Registration is recommended; there is no fee. The music is sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.

Teens end summer with a bang

Two fun programs mark the end of the teen summer program next week. On Tuesday, Aug. 13, teens in grades 6 through 12 can partake in Granola, Smoothies & More, from 3 to 5 p.m. Kids will be making their own great snacks, and then either gobbling them up on the spot or taking them home to enjoy. On Wednesday, Aug. 14, the kids will have a Marshmallow Challenge, from 3 to 4:30, in which they will make their own marshmallow launchers and then compete for prizes in distance and target contests.  Registration is required for both programs which are sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.

Art exhibition continues

The 69th annual Summer Show continues at the library with more than 70 artists presenting 135 artworks. The majority of the works are available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. The exhibition runs through Aug. 30, so there is still time to view the creative talent of friends and neighbors.

To register for any programs, visit and click on Events, or call 203-762-3950, ext. 213 for adults, ext. 243 for teens and ext. 217 for children’s activities.