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LIBRARY EVENTS FOR KIDS AND TEENS IN BRONX WEEK OF AUGUST 19

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by Kids Events Editor August 19, 2013

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Library Events for Kids in Bronx Check out these free and low-cost library events and programs for kids and teens in Bronx this week of August 19. You'll find fun and inexpensive classes and activities for toddlers, kids, and teens, including story times and storytelling events, arts and crafts, language programs, fitness programs, concerts and performances, and college prep courses. Many programs also welcome parents and caregivers, so the whole family can join the fun. For more free and low-cost upcoming family and children's events in Bronx, go to our complete calendar of events.

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Pajama Storytime - Rose Memorial Library
August 19, 2013 - Stony Point

Children are invited to come in their PJ's for sleepy-time stories, songs, and a craft. Registration is required.

Board Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Brower Park branch
August 19, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids can play a variety of popular board games. They're really fun!

Theatricks By Phil - Pomonok Library
August 19, 2013 - Flushing

Magician Philip Levy entertains children of all ages in a fast-paced magic show in celebration of Summer Reading 2013. Space is limited.

Trove @ The Movies: 'Rise of the Guardians' - White Plains Public Library
August 19, 2013 - White Plains

This week, the TROVE Summer Film Festival presents "Rise of the Guardians," the "magical and heartwarming" hit from Dreamworks animation. When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children around the world. Rated PG (thematic elements and some mildly scary action), 97 mins.

Broadway Craft Club - Broadway Library
August 19, 2013 - Long Island City

Kids learn how to make exciting projects for their family and friends.

Toddler Time-Ridgewood - Ridgewood Library
August 19, 2013 - Ridgewood

Children ages 18-36 months accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver enjoy songs, rhymes and fingerplays.

Brooklyn Public Library, Pier 6 - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6
August 20, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Families can enjoy reading in this children's library on wheels and the special programs that come with it.

Darlene Graham and the Shades of Green Band - Merrick Library
August 20, 2013 - Merrick

Darlene Graham entertains children of all ages with her interactive and exciting performance. A mix of energetic folk and remixes of familiar children's songs will have everyone singing along and dancing. Town residents get first preference.

Nature Kids at Sunnyside - Sunnyside Library
August 20, 2013 - Long Island City

Kids can join the Green Team for an afternoon of fun, nature-oriented programming! Hands-on activities teach about worms, mushrooms, dirt, seeds, plants, insects and rainwater.

Chess for All - Rosedale Library
August 20, 2013 - Rosedale

Chess for all is open to beginners, advanced players and in-betweens.

Read to a Dog - North Hills Library
August 20, 2013 - Little Neck

Children can select a book to read aloud to Jami the therapy dog, a certified therapy pet partner. Reading aloud improves literacy skills, and animals are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment. Space is limited and available first come, first served.

CHESS CLUB - Westport Library
August 21, 2013 - Westport

Know the names of the pieces, the direction in which they move, and how to set up the board. For grades K-12. All levels welcome.

Puppets to Go Presents: 'The Tortoise and the Hare' - White Plains Public Library
August 21, 2013 - White Plains

Puppet show for ages 5 and older. Televised coverage modernizes this Aesop's fable about a great race between a loveable tortoise and an arrogant hare. In addition to the moral that perseverance prevails, good nutrition and exercise are stressed.

Theatricks By Phil - Fresh Meadows Library
August 21, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Magician Philip Levy entertains children of all ages in a fast-paced magic show in celebration of Summer Reading 2013. Space is limited.

Nature Kids at Astoria - Astoria Library
August 22, 2013 - Long Island City

Come to the Shakespeare Garden for an afternoon of fun, nature-oriented activities that teach children about worms, mushrooms, soil, seeds, plants, insects and rainwater.

Pequot Purls Knitting Group - Pequot Library
August 22, 2013 - Southport

Bring your latest knitting project to this weekly gathering of the Pequot Purls. All levels are welcome.

Beat the Heat Water Games on the Great Lawn - Pequot Library
August 22, 2013 - Southport

Kids of all ages are invited to don a swimsuit to play fun lawn games, including "Fill up the Bottle Relay Race." Then run through the sprinkler. Chalk games, too. Simple fun. Popsicles served. No registration required.

Fit Thursday - Pomonok Library
August 22, 2013 - Flushing

Have fun this summer getting fit with Tae Bo, Zumba, Wii Just Dance, Wii Tennis, and more.

Knit and Crochet Club - Corona Library
August 22, 2013 - Corona

Kids in grades 5 and up can knit, crochet, and create projects in this crafty club.

Theatricks By Phil - Hillcrest Library
August 22, 2013 - Flushing

Magician Philip Levy entertains children of all ages in a fast-paced magic show in celebration of Summer Reading 2013. Space is limited.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
August 22, 2013 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited for picture book stories, songs, and crafts. Registration is required.

Library Live: Bingo Bash - The Field Library
August 22, 2013 - Peekskill

What could be more fun than an old-fashioned game of BINGO with a real ball cage. Prizes for winners, a good time for all!

Bubbles the Clown - Brooklyn Public Library, Clinton Hill Branch
August 22, 2013 - Clinton Hill

Bubbles the Clown will be appearing throughout August at various BPL branches. Kids will enjoy balloons, juggling, and plenty of funny stuff.

Picture Book Time - Ozone Park Library
August 23, 2013 - Ozone Park

Children ages 4 and younger can enjoy a morning of storytelling, music, and games.

Theatricks By Phil - Hollis Library
August 23, 2013 - Hollis

Magician Philip Levy entertains children of all ages in a fast-paced magic show in celebration of Summer Reading 2013. Space is limited.

Live At The LPL- Comedian Mark Brier - Levittown Public Library
August 23, 2013 - Levittown

PG-style humor about jobs, kids, current events, or anything for a laugh. "Laughter is the best medicine," Brier states. Mark has been a comedian for over 30 years and has appeared on cruise ships, comedy clubs, and resorts. Registration required. Limit 2 tickets per patron. Light refreshments served set in a cabaret atmosphere. Doors open at 7:10 p.m. You must be present when the program starts, or seats may be forfeited.

Trove @ The Movies: 'Rise of the Guardians' - White Plains Public Library
August 23, 2013 - White Plains

This week, the TROVE Summer Film Festival presents "Rise of the Guardians," the "magical and heartwarming" hit from Dreamworks animation. When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children around the world. Rated PG (thematic elements and some mildly scary action), 97 mins.

Tales to Tails - Wilton Library
August 24, 2013 - Wilton

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing therapy dogs to the library for children to read to. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. Children must read independently to participate in this program. registration is required.

Fairy Tales of Broadway - Long Island City Library
August 24, 2013 - Long Island City

Princesses, heroes, and villains aren't only found in storybooks...they are also found on Broadway. Many familiar children's stories have been produced as award-winning Broadway musicals including Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, and Shrek. Just completing an 8 year run of performances with Lincoln Center's Meet the Artist School Series, acclaimed Broadway actress Teri Dale Hansen hits the road to bring the fairy tales of Broadway to Queens for some family fun. Children (ages 3 and up),and their parents participate and sing along to cherished songs, create a five-minute fairy tale, and move to the music in this fairy tale exploration. Performance includes a Q&A with the artists.

Rhythm & Rhyme: Birth-5Yrs - Westport Library
August 26, 2013 - Westport

Children enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play.

Trove @ The Movies: 'The Adventures of Clutch Powers' - White Plains Public Library
August 26, 2013 - White Plains

This week, the TROVE Summer Film Festival presents animation from South Korea and the first LEGO movie on DVD, "The Adventures of Clutch Powers." Clutch Powers is Lego City's best explorer. His latest mission is to capture a criminal mastermind who is also a wizard. "This Lego homage to explorer films is a lot of fun for kids and families" writes one reviewer. Rated G, 78 mins.

Toddler Time-Ridgewood - Ridgewood Library
August 26, 2013 - Ridgewood

Children ages 18-36 months accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver enjoy songs, rhymes and fingerplays.

WRITING THE ADVENTURES OF MARVIN & MARCY MERCURY TOGETHER - Westport Library
Through August 28, 2013 - Westport

Drop in to write your part of a story about two outer space trailblazers and their Nebula Quest. The stories will be woven into one narrative and printed at summer's end as a book. Go to westportlibrary.org for more details. Beginning the last week in June.

Summer Storywalk: 'The World is Waiting for You' - White Plains Public Library
Through August 30, 2013 - White Plains

Kids will want to dig in and discover that the world is waiting for them to explore as they follow the Summer StoryWalk based on the book entitled "The World is Waiting for You" by Barbara Kerley. Published by National Geographic, this book includes amazing photographs of incredible places. Open to families with children in grades 1-6 beginning Monday, July 1 and continuing through Friday, August 30 (closed July 4). Storywalk instructions are available at the Children's Information Desk (The Compass) in The Trove. Participants must sign in there before proceeding on the walk. Children in grades 1-3 must be accompanied by an adult on the walk. Children in grades 4-6 may follow the walk without an adult.

Summer Reading Game at The Field Library: 'Dig Into Reading!' - Field Library
Through August 31, 2013 - Peekskill

Sign up for The Field's fabulous summer reading games - for kids ages 4 and up. Sign-up begins June 27, and games end August 17. Participants will report on books to teenage volunteers, and move their game pieces along the library's "Dig Into Reading" game boards, getting prizes along the way. Kids who read enough books get an invitation to the library's Pizza Party. Check fieldkids.wordpress.com for details.

WATCHING WESTPORT: 50 Years of Art by Gabrielle A. Dearborn - Westport Library
Through September 25, 2013 - Westport

A selection of paintings and drawings will be on exhibit by the late Scottish-born artist who lived on Wright St. in Westport for five decades and painted everything she saw in town, at the beach, and in her own back yard. Through September 25.

CANARY IN THE COAL MINE: The Plight of the Polar Bear & Planet Earth - Westport Library
Through December 01, 2013 - Westport

This exhibit offers a glimpse at climate change and what energy might look like in the next 150 years. August 16-December 1, 2013.

The ABC Of It: Why Children's Books Matter - The New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Through March 23, 2014 - Midtown

The New York Public Library explores children's literature and its crucial role in educating and entertaining readers of all ages, and shaping and chronicling society and culture, in its new free exhibition, The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter. The exhibition will run from June 21, 2013 until March 23, 2014 at the library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Curated by noted children's book expert Leonard S. Marcus, The ABC of It features nearly 250 items from across the library's vast collections. Original artwork, correspondence, and recordings accompany books from significant authors from the 1600s to the modern day. It provides a meaningful new context for many of the New York Public Library's treasures: the copy of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" that belonged to Alice Liddell, the child for whom Lewis Carroll wrote it; a rare 1666 illustrated children's edition of Aesop's fables that survived the Great Fire of London; Nathaniel Hawthorne's family copy of "Mother Goose," with annotations stating some passages were too scary to read to their children; the manuscript of Frances Hodgson Burnett's "The Secret Garden;" Mary Poppins author P. L. Travers's parrot-head umbrella; recordings of E.B. White reading excerpts of "Charlotte's Web;" and the original Winnie-the-Pooh stuffed animals; among others.

Understanding Memory Loss - Somers Library
Through June 04, 2102 - Somers

This program helps the audience distinguish between Alzheimer's Disease and age-associated memory impairment. Learn what the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease are, along with guidance on how to obtain a diagnosis and what treatments are currently available. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.

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