720 Pequot Avenue  Southport, CT 06890-1496  |  203.259.0346

Pequot Library

Bringing Literature, Music, Art, Science &
the Humanities to our Community

Susan Ei
Children's Librarian
(203) 259-0346 ext. 18
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Ongoing Programs

The Barclay Classes

Teaching the next generation confidence, poise, and good manners

Life-long social skills:Barclay Classes young couple

  • Making a good first impression
  • Table through technology decorum
  • Manners in diverse social situations
  • The art of polite conversation
  • Proper introductions & interviewing techniques

Classes meet once a month between October and May allowing ample time for children to be involved in other activities.

Ten Tuesday Afternoons and Early Evenings
Third Grade..........4:30pm - 5:30pm
Fourth Grade........6:00pm - 7:00pm

Theme Night Program
Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Grades..........7:15pm - 8:15pm

For enrollment information: (908) 232-8370 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For more information, visit: www.thebarclayclasses.com

 
Catch a Classic and a Slice: Family Book Clubs

catch_a_classicCatch a Classic and a Slice Family Book Clubs provide an opportunity for families to share a classic novel as a group with other families at the Library. The purpose of the program is to promote the tradition of reading together as a family, long after kids have outgrown the “picture book stage.” Families may choose to read aloud together or individually. Sometimes the abridged or illustrated versions are read by the youngest family members, allowing them to participate as well. Grownups in the family have the opportunity to catch a classic they may have missed, or reacquaint themselves with an old favorite to experience with their own children. Our discussions are intergenerational, and sometimes even involve grandparents.



Catch a Classic and a Slice has been meeting once a month during the school year since 2006. This group meets on Wednesday evenings at 6pm. and alternates between reading a tried and true classic one month, and one that the group feels may BECOME a future classic, for the next. Copies are usually obtained for you from various local libraries.

Pizza and drinks will be ordered, so be sure to call in with the number of slices your family would like to reserve. While the program is free, donations are appreciated and registration is required. Call (203) 259-0346 ext. 18 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.



Kids Knit!

Beginning its seventh season, Kids Knit! Moms Welcome! is an ongoing knitting circle for children and mothers in fourth grade and up.4_kids_knitting Meetings are held twice monthly on Tuesdays from 4-5pm from September through May, as the Library’s schedule permits. This is a drop-off program, but parents may attend if they wish.

Library staffers who knit provide the instruction to the group. Basic stitches are taught and projects which support that level are encouraged. As progress is made, new stitches and more complicated projects can be undertaken individually.

Beginners are always welcome to join at any time. As new knitters often need support, children are welcome to come into the Library to “resolve” knitting problems when they occur between meetings.

This is a free program, but registration is required. Call (203) 259-0346 ext. 18 for further information. Please see current schedule on Upcoming Events page.

Newcomers, please bring:

Size 11 or 13 short (8-10 inches long) wooden needles

A 200-yd. skein of non-fuzzy, bulky yarn

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching the next generation

confidence, poise and good manners

 

 

 

 

 

Life-long social skills:

 

·       Making a good first impression

·       Table through technology decorum

·       Manners in diverse social situations

·       The art of polite conversation

Proper introductions & interviewing techniques