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Read to a Dog

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cos Cob Library
Read to one of our registered therapy animals who have been trained to listen to children reading to them.

Pet and learn about the dog from the owner and show off your reading skills in this fun and interactive program!

Parents & caregivers, read more HERE about how reading aloud to dogs improved children’s attitudes toward school books.

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Parenting Book Club

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cos Cob Library
Come join us for a discussion of the classic Duct Tape Parenting by Vicki Hoefle.

Facilitated by Emily Trotman, M. Ed, local Parenting Coach, and Educator. All are welcome, and it is not necessary to read the book in order to attend.

There's a new set of 3Rs for our kids respect, responsibility, and resilience to better prepare them for life in the real world. Once developed, these skills let kids take charge, and let parents step back, to the benefit of all. Casting hover mothers and helicopter parents aside, Vicki Hoefle encourages a different, counter-intuitive yet much more effective approach: for parents to sit on their hands, stay on the sidelines, even if duct tape is required so that the kids step up. Duct Tape Parenting gives parents a new perspective on what it means to be effective, engaged parents and to enable kids to develop confidence through solving their own problems. This is not a book about the parenting strategy of the day what the author calls Post-It-Note Parenting but rather a relationship-based guide to span all ages and stages of development. Witty, straight-shooting Hoefle addresses frustrated parents everywhere who are ready to raise confident, capable children to go out in the world.
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Spanish Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cos Cob Library
Join us for Spanish Storytime with Miss Patricia! Little ones are welcome to drop in for a weekly half-hour of music and songs, stories, and movement.  

It's time to learn some Spanish and have some fun! No registration is necessary.

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Japanese Storytime

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Cos Cob Library
Little ones are welcome to join us for a fun and exciting weekly half-hour of stories, games, and music all in Japanese. 

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Sit 'n Stitch

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cos Cob Library
Come join local knitters to work on individual projects or projects for the community. Knitters of all levels are welcome and experienced knitters are always available to help beginners!

This group meets weekly.
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Tech Assistance at Cos Cob Library

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Cos Cob Library

Drop-in for technical assistance at Cos Cob Library!


A library staff member will be available to help you with your electronic device issues every Tuesday of the month from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the Cos Cob Library.  


Drop by to see us, and if possible, bring your device. Come with questions on how to download library materials, apps, and more!

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Drop-In Toddlertime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cos Cob Library
Join us for Toddlertime with stories, songs, movement, finger plays, puppets, and have lots of fun! Please stop in or call us at 203-622-6883 for further information.

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Drop-In Pre-School Story/Craft

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Cos Cob Library
Join us for a story & craft program for children ages 2 1/2 and up. Enjoy some fun stories, songs, movement, and a craft as we explore a different theme each session.

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Mandarin Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cos Cob Library
Come join Ms. Irene for stories, movement, songs, and games in Mandarin every Thursday. 

No prior language knowledge required and no need to register.

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Chair Yoga

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cos Cob Library
We welcome you to a chair yoga class with Brigit Moynihan, who offers a simple seated practice that is focused on breathing and linking the movements to your breath. 

As in all forms of yoga, this link provides you with greater lung capacity, freedom in range of motion, strength, and vitality. Yoga practice results in reduced stress and improved well being in body, mind, and spirit.

Brigit Moynihan has been a student of yoga since 1991 and has been teaching yoga since 2000. She has had students of all ages, from 6 weeks to 97 years old. Brigit has experienced yoga’s many benefits and views the practice as a life long journey and a gift. She has also witnessed this practice benefit everyone who chooses to embrace it, at whatever level they can. Brigit communicates her passion for yoga with clarity compassion and joy. She offers her students a pathway to greater health and well being in a fun and engaging atmosphere. 

All you need for this class is yourself and comfortable clothing and footwear. Come join us!

Bring your newfound practice home with you with just your Library card:
Supported by the Friends and Staff at Cos Cob Library.
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Drop-In Toddlertime

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Cos Cob Library
Join us for Toddlertime with stories, songs, movement, finger plays, and puppets and have lots of fun! Please stop in or call us at 203-622-6883 for further information.
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Drop-In Toddlertime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Cos Cob Library
Join us for Toddlertime with stories, songs, movement, finger plays, and puppets and have lots of fun! Please stop in or call us at 203-622-6883 for further information.

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Baby Lapsit - Registration Required

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Cos Cob Library
Welcome to Baby Lapsit! Enjoy songs, fingerplays, movement, and simple stories with your young one and introduce them to the wonderful world of the library! Our baby lapsit program is intended for infants up to 12 months (no walkers), with a parent or other caregiver. 

There are 15 spaces per session. This session begins on January 3 and ends on February 7. Registration begins on December 13.

Please call the library for more information at 203-622-6883. We're waiting to meet you!

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Baby Lapsit - Registration Required

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Cos Cob Library
Welcome to Baby Lapsit! Enjoy songs, fingerplays, movement, and simple stories with your young one and introduce them to the wonderful world of the library! Our baby lapsit program is intended for infants up to 12 months (no walkers), with a parent or other caregiver. 

There are 15 spaces per session. This session begins on January 3 and ends on February 7. Registration begins on December 13.

Please call the library for more information at 203-622-6883. We're waiting to meet you!

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Take Your Child to the Library Day: Valentine's Card Workshop

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cos Cob Library
Community Room
Join us and create unique cards for your family and friends with our beautiful supplies. We will also have a box to fill for residents of Nathaniel Witherell. Come and have some creative fun, investigate the library, and apply for your first library card!

The Friends and Staff of Cos Cob Library host our Annual Valentine Workshop during Take Your Child to the Library Day.

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