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The Murderous History of the Oxford English Dictionary - via Zoom

Come celebrate National Dictionary Day and learn how a convicted murderer and Yale-educated surgeon from New Haven, Connecticut contributed more than 10,000 entries and helped write the most important reference book ever made. October 19 @ 6:30 via Zoom. Register here!

What is the Dark Web? - via Zoom

Have you ever heard about the Dark Web on the news? Perhaps you have heard warnings about making sure your information doesn’t end up there? Join us on Zoom to learn what the Dark Web is and how it relates to your online security and privacy. October 21 at 6:30. Click here to register.

Environmental DNA - Something in the Water - via Zoom

Join us via Zoom on 10/23 @ 11:00 with Alyssa Kaganer, PhD, from the Cornell Wildlife Health Lab, to find out how she uses water samples to look for eDNA from frogs and a frog virus that can kill frogs in the wild. Come ready with questions! Recommended for grades 2 - 5. Register here!

Celebrate Diwali! Make a Cool Light-up Card - via Zoom

Help us Celebrate Diwali via Zoom on 10/27 @ 6:30! Meet our very special guest reader Vidhi Dave, Mrs. India USA 2019! Listen to a fun story about Diwali and learn about the holiday. We'll learn how to make a Diwali card that lights up! Recommended for ages 8 & up. Register here!

Virtual Halloween Party - Ages 2-5 - via Zoom

Dress up in your costume, dance to some music and listen to some slightly spooky stories. We’ll go on a ghost hunt and show off our costumes! You will have an opportunity to be spotlighted if you choose! Recommended for families with children ages 2-5. 10/29 @ 11:00. Register here!

Dare to be Scared: A Collection of Terrifying Tales - via Zoom

Do you love stories that creep you out, scare you and have gory details? Sign up for Dare to be Scared! Dim your lights, light your cauldron and listen to some dramatic readings of spooky, creepy tales. Recommended for grades 3-5, but only if you dare be scared! 10/29 @ 7:00 via Zoom. Register here!

Virtual Halloween Party - Ages 6 - 12 - via Zoom

Join us via Zoom on 10/30 @ 2:00 for a Halloween Party! Wear your costume, play bingo, do a scavenger hunt, win prizes, and more! An activity kit comes with each registration! This party is for ages 6 - 12. Register here!

Virtual Halloween Parade

Dress up for Halloween and send a picture of your little ones (in JPG format) to by Thursday, October 28th, and we'll post your picture on a virtual Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 30 via our Facebook page and our website!

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Cora J. Belden Library
33 Church St.
Rocky Hill, CT

Mary Hogan, MS(LIS), MPA
Director of the Library

Phone: 860-258-7621
Information Desk:    860-258-7623

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