Make a Zen Garden for Teens (July 18 @ 2 PM) (Atrium)

A Zen garden is a type of garden that originated in Japan centuries ago. It is designed to evoke a sense of tranquility, simplicity, and harmony with nature. Participants at this event will receive a container for your garden, along with materials such as sand, rocks, and a mini-rake. We’ll listen to meditative music and reflect on how our gardens can bring calmness to our daily lives. Open to students entering grades 7-12. Limited space available. Read more >

“The Poop Museum” with Susie Maguire (July 23 @ 10 AM) (330 Park, Great Room A/B)

Susie Maguire is bringing her popular “Poop Museum” on tour to CT this summer! The Poop Museum covers the serious science of poop and pooping…

• What is poop?

• Does every animal poop?

• Is there really sweet, tasty poop that you can eat?

• Is there really poop that you can play in?

• Which animal has poop attack power?

• and much more!

It’s the perfect combination of fun, fabulous, and fascinating facts, so that kids (and parents) never forget what they learned.

This program is being done in partnership with the Leisure Services camp groups. Registration is required. Read more >

Social Justice Book Club: Disability Visibility by Alice Wong (Virtual) (Tue., July 23rd @ 6:30 PM)

Did you know July is Disability Pride Month? To celebrate the diversity and contributions of people with disabilities, we will discuss Disability Visibility by Alice Wong (YA version). One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent—but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Activist Alice Wong brings together this collection of contemporary essays by disabled people In this book. Read more >

Food Explorers for Toddlers: DESSERT TACOS (July 24 @ 10:30 AM) (Atrium)

Join Food Explorers for a deliciously tasty sensory cooking class for your tiniest foodies! In this class you’ll use your sense of touch to explore different fruits and vegetables and then make some yummy Dessert Tacos for a snack. Each child will make and assemble their own portion; recipe is nut free but may contain dairy and gluten.

Best for ages 1-3. Space is limited. Registration is required. Read more >

100 Signs for Everyday Use (5-Week Series; Ages 7+; Virtual) (July 24 @ 6:30 PM)

Due to popular demand, join us for this Sign Language Basics 5-week series held virtually. You will learn vocabulary-building and conversational signing. Open to youth ages 7 through Adult. Families are encouraged to sign up as one attendee and attend using the same Zoom log in, as space is limited.

If there is space available, join the series at any time. Choose the sessions that work for your schedule. Handouts with embedded practice videos are provided after class. Read more >