Summer Family Nights

Join us Tuesday evenings for our one-hour Family Programs, which are free and open to all ages. Parents and caregivers should plan to attend with their children. Please register so we can be prepared for you by calling the Junior Library at 860-868-2310 or email

2017 Summer Family Nights

Summer Evening Programs For Children: 

Tuesday, July 11th –  6:30 – ScienceTellers presents “Tall Ships and Pirate Tales”

Washington, CT-113013MK25 COUNTRYLIFE Ken Nicholas from Sciencetellers reacts as Pierice Johnson holds up a flask of dry ice and water during “Dragons and Dreams,” a family program put on by the Sciencetellers at Gunn Memorial Library on Saturday afternoon. The presentation was a fairytale brought to life with exploding bottles, dry ice, popping bubbles and other fun interactive experiments. Michael Kabelka / Republican-American

ScienceTellers has a special show to go with the 2017 Summer Reading Program theme, “Build A Better World”.  People don’t just build on land. They build on water, too! Set sail on this thrilling, action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to build a new ship before all hope is lost … at sea!  Join us for this exciting tale filled with interactive science demonstrations about clouds, combustion, air pressure and more.  Don’t miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!