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Children's Events

Children's events include musical productions, puppeteers, plays and other types of programs targeted toward children ages 3 to 8. Performances are held 4 to 5 times per year in the Cole Auditorium on Saturday afternoons. Tickets are free and are available on a "first come first serve" basis starting at noon on the day of the performance in the lobby of the Cole Auditorium. Performances begin at 2 pm and usually last 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Please contact Kirsten Pitts or Julia Dunn for more information.

Children's Events

Turtle Dance Sensory-Friendly Music and Movement Show for Kids

When: Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Cos Cob Library at Community Room

The Friends and Staff of Cos Cob Library welcome a family-friendly concert by Turtle Dance Music, especially for children on the autism spectrum. This music and movement concert is "designed to engage children with music, movement, stories, incredible visuals, play and interactive music technology!" It is inclusive and designed to be fun for all children as well as parents and caregivers. Each song is interactive and a visual and sensory experience. Children will play instruments, try out interactive music technology and dance along throughout the show.

Friends Children's Show: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

When: Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Greenwich Library at Cole Auditorium

On Saturday, December 5 at 2 p.m., the Friends of Greenwich Library will present a Theatreworks production of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, a new musical based on C.S. Lewis’ story about four children of war-torn England, who accidentally enter the land of Narnia by climbing through a magic wardrobe.

This wondrous tale is faithfully translated to the stage, which the authors adapted from their own full-length musical, Narnia. The longer work, performed in New York and London, was lavishly praised by critics and audiences alike.

This 60-minute musical is appropriate for children in grades 1-7, and is open to all at no charge through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library. Assigned seating tickets are limited to six per person and will be available at noon at the Cole Auditorium. Return at 1:50 pm when the doors will open for the performance. For more information, contact the Friends Office at (203) 622-7938.

The Friends of Greenwich Library is a not-for-profit membership corporation which is open to all upon annual contribution. Membership funds support Library programs. For more information about the Friends, or to join, please call (203) 622-7938.

Theatreworks USA is America's largest professional not-for-profit theatre for young and family audiences. Since 1961 Theatreworks USA has enlightened, entertained, and instructed over 68 million people in 49 states and Canada.

Bending Gravity with Eric Gerardi

When: Monday, December 07, 2015 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Byram Shubert Library at Community Room

Eric is a world class juggler, yo-yo player, top spinner, stilt walker and an artist of over 15 circus skills.

Holiday Silly Song Sing-a-Long

When: Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Cos Cob Library at Community Room

Join the Staff and Friends of Cos Cob Library as we celebrate the holidays with a silly sing-a-long holiday song session with Edward Leonard. Edward was a big hit here recently at Cos Cob Library and we're happy to welcome him back. So tune up your singing voice and join in with this festive selection of well known holiday melodies!

Star Wars Tai Chi for Children with Ken Dolan

When: Monday, December 14, 2015 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Byram Shubert Library at Community Room

Tai Chi improves balance, concentration, flexibility, focus, attention and learning.

Clay Cartooning with Debi Hamuka Falkenham

When: Monday, December 21, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Cos Cob Library at Community Room

The Friends and Staff of Cos Cob Library present a clay cartooning workshop. Using only primary colors, children will learn to mix all colors and will create their own cartoon character. This workshop is intended for ages 7-12 and space is limited. Registration begins on December 7th. Please stop in to sign up or call us at 203-622-6883 to reserve a spot.