Children

Krosslink- Entrepreneur Greenhouse
May 30 at 6:30 pm
 
Sutton Library has joined a growing community of libraries who have partnered with Krosslink.org, an organization encouraging entrepreneurship. Meetings will be held once a month and alternate between expert speakers, ‘bar stool’ pitch sessions (entrepreneurs pitching their ideas and getting instant feedback), and case studies. The idea is to give entrepreneurs a place to network, meet mentors, and bounce ideas off of like-minded individuals. 
Parenting the Child with a disAbility
Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 pm
 No one expects a child with disAbilities when they are planning a family. No one can be truly ready for the experience or the feelings that may arise as they welcome their child into the world or when they suspect that their child may not be “right” or lagging behind other children in reaching developmental milestones. No one can begin to imagine the struggle that occurs when trying to find the appropriate services for their child. We will discuss the journey of the parent, siblings, and the child. We will also discuss the joy and impact a disAbled child has on the family and ourselves. 

This workshop will be led by Stephanie Stilla-Petrie, MA, LMHC.

Registration is appreciated but not required.
 

Parenting During Puberty and Adolescence
Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30 pm
You have managed to live through teething, exploding diapers, temper tantrums, and complaints of boredom. You most certainly will survive raging hormones, testing limits, “dating” and middle school angst. This interactive workshop will help you to understand and develop strategies to enhance your parenting style when challenged with a child seeking answers about their changing bodies, first crush, and the increasing need for independence along with affectionate comfort from you!

This workshop is led by Stephanie Stilla-Petrie, MA, LMHC.

Registration is not required but is appreciated.
Our Overscheduled Lives or How to Avoid Burnout
Tuesday, June 13 at 6:30 pm
 
When was the last time you and your children just sat and did nothing? Just talked or played a board game? Watched a favorite television show, cuddled on the couch, and ate popcorn? Many of us believe that parenting successfully means scheduling organized activities such as sports, scouts, and music or art lessons for our children. We leave no time for just throwing the ball around the yard or being creative with Legos or crayons. Or, just gazing at clouds or stars creating scenes imagined and not mandated. This workshop will explore the ramifications for our overscheduled children and ourselves. We will learn to breathe and smell the roses.
 
This workshop is led by Stephanie Stilla-Petrie, MA, LMHC
 
Registrations is not required but is appreciated.
 
 

Plant Night
July 20 and August 15 at 6:30
For adults and teens ages 12 and up, please register.

We're going to literally Build a Better World! Come make your own terrarium with plants, rocks, soil, and more! All supplies are provided but space is limited so make sure to register on our calendar.
Summer Smoothies
July 25 at 6:30 pm
Summertime brings a bounty of fresh fruits- come learn how to use nature's candy to make 4 new delicious and healthy breakfast smoothies to start your day!

Please register on our online calendar or by calling the library.
Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens Presents Canning, Freezing, and Dehydrating
Thursday, August 3 at 6:30 pm
Kate and Eric are back to talk about preserving your harvest so you can have your home grown fruits and veggies all year long.  They will show different freezing techniques from baggies to food savers.  They'll also explain water bath canning and pressure cannning.  Lastly, they'll show how to dehydrate your favorite herbs, fruits, and veggies using the sun, an oven, or a dehydrator. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Sutton Library.
Adult Coloring Group
June 1, July 6, August 3 at 6:30 pm
Join in on the latest craze with our Adult Coloring Group. We meet the 1st Thursday of the month. No need to register, just drop in. Bring your own coloring books and pencils, or use ours.
Writing Group
June 8, July 13, August 10 at 6 pm
Join local author Lisa Shea for a writing group at the Sutton Library. Come bounce your ideas off of other authors and get creative and constructive feedback.
Book Discussion Groups
Amagansett by Mark Mills
Wednesday, June 14 at 11 am at the Sutton Senior Center
Thursday, June 15 at 6 pm at the Library

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
Wednesday, August 16 at 11 am at the Sutton Senior Center
Thursday, August 17 at 6 pm at the Library  
       
 
One great title– two chances to discuss it each month! Book club books will be available at the desk of the Library after the previous book group. Books for the Senior Center discussion are also available at the Senior Center. 
Knitting Group
Wednesday mornings at 10 am
 
Join our casual knitters to chat and knit!  (Any handicraft is welcome, it doesn't have to be knitting.)