UPCOMING EVENTS

If there is a children’s event you would like added to the KITE calendar, please contact Jennefer at jbryan@enfield.org with all relevant information. 

Jan
30
Wed
2019
Professional Development : Implicit Bias [POSTPONED] @ Asnuntuck Community College
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Why attend this workshop?
Presenter: Dr. Heather D’Orlando [Assistant Professor – Psychology] Unconsciously, educators don’t realize their actions towards others are rooted in biases they may not even know they have. Learn about your own hidden biases in this engaging and  interactive workshop.

WHEN:

Jan 30th 6-7:30pm Light Dinner & Workshop

Asnuntuck Community College [RM 130]

Reserve your space today with an R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, Jan 25th to the KITE office at (860)253-6502 or cgomeau@enfield.org

Feb
2
Sat
2019
Enfield Public Library-Take Your Child to the Library Day @ Enfield Public Library
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Find out what the Enfield Public Library offers for families on Saturday, February 2nd from 9am until noon.  Make a bookmark, get a library card, check out books, read a book to your child in our reading corner, decorate a heart with your favorite book or guess how many items are in the jar.   Attend A Cozy Winter Day with folksinger and storyteller Tim Van Egmond 10:00 am sponsored by the Enfield Culture & Arts Commission. All programs are drop-in.

We are hoping that after visiting the library on February 2nd you will decide which day works best for your family, and that will be your Take Your Child to the Library all year long!

Please call the library at 860-763-7518 or 860-763-7512 for more details or visit the library’s website: www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org .

Enfield Public Library-A Cozy Winter’s Day at the Library @ Enfield Public Library
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Folksinger and storyteller Tim Van Egmond will perform for families on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Enfield Public Library. Known for his spell-binding talent and dynamic style, Van Egmond will be telling tales and singing songs to celebrate the winter season. These will include tall tale “whoppers” about the cold weather, an Iroquois tale in which Rabbit sings a magic song to make it snow, a dreamy song based on Jane Yolen’s famous picture book “Owl Moon,” and more. Van Egmond will accompany himself on a wide variety of traditional instruments, including mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, guitar, and limberjack (a dancing wooden puppet that taps out a rhythm on a paddle board).

This drop-in program for the entire family is sponsored by the Enfield Culture & Arts Commssion.

 

A resident of Montague MA, Van Egmond has been captivating audiences throughout the country for over 25 years, appearing at hundreds of schools, libraries, and community centers, various folk festivals, and on a number of television and radio programs. He’s been chosen for the New England States Touring Program, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Education Programs. He also has been selected several times for the New Hampshire State Library’s “Kids, Books, and the Arts” Summer Reading Program roster.  Renowned author and storyteller Jane Yolen has said “Tim is a Triple Treat. He can sing, play a variety of instruments, and tell whopping good tales!”

 

 

Please call the library at 860-763-7518 or 860-763-7512 for more details or visit the library’s website: www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org .

Feb
5
Tue
2019
Professional Development : Authentic Assessment @ Stowe Play Lab
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come learn about easy, natural ways to set up for and gather data on the young children in your preschool classroom. Emphasis will be on creating a learning environment that supports assessment opportunities while children play and learn. All components of the day can be opportunities for gathering information on children. Come learn strategies for assessing during small and large group times, transitions and centers. Using indicators from the Ct ELDS document, learn how to collect and interpret Information that you gather to assess where each child is developmentally so that you can help a child grow or feel appropriately challenged.

February 5th with snow date of February 7th
Presenter: Janine Chapdelaine – Pre-K Teacher at the University of Hartford Magnet School
2012 CREC Teacher of the Year

Feb
6
Wed
2019
KITE Meeting @ Stowe Early Learning Center
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for our monthly KITE meeting at the Stowe Early Learning Center Play Lab. Dinner and childcare is provided.  Please rsvp to manderson@enfield.org.

Feb
12
Tue
2019
Evening Rhyme Time @ Enfield Public Library
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us Tuesday, February 12th at 6:30 pm for one half hour of nursery rhymes, songs, and finger plays.  This is a drop-in program that is designed to promote early language skills for ages birth to twenty-four months, accompanied by parents or caregivers.

 

Please call the library at 860-763-7518 or 860-763-7512 for more details or visit the library’s website: www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org .

Feb
15
Fri
2019
Enfield Public Library-Waddling Ones @ Enfield Public Library
Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Enjoy simple stories, songs, fingerplays, open play and art for your 1 year old at the Enfield Public Library on Friday, February 15th at 9:30 am. This drop-in program, “Waddling Ones” is an early literacy program designed for you and your child ages 12 to 24 months.  Reading, rhyming, singing, and talking — beginning from birth —influences literacy and language development, the foundation of all learning!

 

Please call the library at 860-763-7518 or 860-763-7512 for more details or visit the library’s website: www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org .

Feb
22
Fri
2019
Enfield Public Library-Builders Club @ Enfield Public Library
Feb 22 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Using your choice of building materials, LEGO®, DUPLO®, Keva Planks® or Roominates® see what you can build in an hour at the Builders Club program at the Enfield Public Library on Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 3:45. This is a drop-in program.  Work independently or with friends.

 

Please call the library at 860-763-7518 or 860-763-7512 for more details or visit the library’s website: www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org .

Feb
23
Sat
2019
Prince & Princess Tea Party [Second Seating] @ Play Lab at Stowe
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Calling all Prince & Princesses… You are cordially invited to come play at our tea party! [2nd seating 1:00PM – 2:30PM] Guests will learn about tea traditions from different cultures and practice table manners fit for royalty while you take High Tea with one of our princes or princesses. There’ll be loads of other aristocratic activities. Feel free to dress to impress, if you’d like. Tiaras and crowns welcome! (Sadly, knights and ninjas will have to check their swords at the door.)

Enfield Public Library-Movie Matinee “Smallfoot” @ Enfield Public Library
Feb 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join us for a movie matinee showing of Smallfoot rated PG at the Enfield Public Library on Saturday, February 23rd at 1:30 pm.  An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, Smallfoot turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human. News of this “smallfoot” throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in an all new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery. Bring your own snacks to this drop-in program.

 

Please call the library at 860-763-7518 or 860-763-7512 for more details or visit the library’s website: www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org .