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LIBRARY EVENTS FOR KIDS AND TEENS IN BRONX WEEK OF JULY 22

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by Kids Events Editor July 22, 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 July 22. 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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Dig Into Games - Finkelstein Memorial Library
July 22, 2013 - Spring Valley

Children are invited to cool off in the library's air-conditioning while playing chess, checkers, clue, candyland, chutes and ladders, and other classic board games.

Monday Morning Stories - Finkelstein Memorial Library
July 22, 2013 - Spring Valley

Toddlers are invited for tories with music, crafts, a felt board, playtime, and more. No registration required however participation is limited to the first 20 children.

Here We Are Together: Story Time for Children - Mount Kisco Public Library
July 22, 2013 - Mount Kisco

A story time for children of all ages, from newborns to school- age children, with a parent or guardian.

Tales & Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 22, 2013 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their favorite adult are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles. Registration is required.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 22, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited for a story and seasonal craft. Registration is required.

Summertime Arts and Crafts - McGoldrick Library
July 22, 2013 - Flushing

Children ages 6-11, can show their creativity and have fun making summer crafts.

Summer Reading Buddies - McGoldrick Library
July 22, 2013 - Flushing

Children read books with a teen buddy to improve their reading skills.

Bricks 4 Kids - Scarsdale Public Library
July 22, 2013 - Scarsdale

Build a working Lego machine. Registration is required. Online registration begins on Monday, June 24.

Jeffrey Friedberg and the Bossy Frog Band - Warner Library
July 22, 2013 - Tarrytown

The Bossy Frog Band will flabbergast young audiences with their high energy, banjo-driven show that includes a 6-foot-tall costumed dancing frog and 100% interactive and silly songs.

Beginner's Book Club - Rose Memorial Library
July 22, 2013 - Stony Point

Young readers are invited for a brief book discussion with trivia games and prizes. Registration is required.

Trove @ The Movies: 'Frankenweenie' - White Plains Public Library
July 22, 2013 - White Plains

This week, the TROVE Summer Film Festival presents "Frankenweenie," an animated comedy from Walt Disney pictures. Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. Rated PG (thematic elements, scary image and action), 87 mins.

First Five Years Storytime and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
July 22, 2013 - Kensington

Preschoolers gather to play with toys, hear stories, explore books, and enjoy socializing.

Un-Book Club (Not Just for Readers) - Wilton Library
July 22, 2013 - Wilton

Kids in grades 2 and up are invited to join this un-book club ? a time when kids come together to listen to stories and have fun. A short book of a portion of a longer book will be shared in the club and then children will have the opportunity to play games, make crafts, and participate in fun (and slightly educational) activities that relate to the book. Bring a friend, win a prize. All participants will receive a free copy of the book. The book that will be shared this week is My Dog May Be a Genius by Jack Prelutsky. Grades 2 and up. Registration required; no fee.

Feathers, Furs & Scales - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
July 22, 2013 - Fairfield

Discover natural science and creatures with the Connecticut Audubon Society. For children entering grades K-2. Drop in.

Summer Drop-In Play Group - Mineola Public Library
July 22, 2013 - Mineola

Children 4 months to 3 1/2 years, with caregiver,will have loads of fun as they make friends with others their own age in this loosely structured play group. The Library will provide the toys while you meet your neighbors and their children at this informal (not run by a librarian) play group. Come for one or all of the sessions.

Dinosaur Explore - Rockville Centre Public Library
July 22, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Kids in Grades 1-3 will explore the exciting world of dinosaurs this summer in a four-week workshop. Make fossils, dinosaur eggs, participate in an excavation and much more. Sign-up one week before each program.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw Public Library, Village Branch
July 23, 2013 - Haverstraw

Children ages 2-7 are welcome with their caregivers to hear stories, songs, and more in both English and Spanish. Registration is Required.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 23, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-7 are invited for stories and songs. Registration is required.

Tales & Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 23, 2013 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their favorite adults are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles. Registration is required.

Tuesday Tales @ The Field Library - Field Library
July 23, 2013 - Peekskill

An interactive storytime designed for kids ages 3-5. Drop in for stories, songs, and fun activities. No sign-up required.

Mommy and Me Yoga - Scarsdale Public Library
July 23, 2013 - Scarsdale

Strike some poses with your little one. Registration is required.

First Five Years Storytime and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
July 23, 2013 - Kensington

Preschoolers gather to play with toys, hear stories, explore books, and enjoy socializing.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
July 23, 2013 - Wilton

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program for songs, and play and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. No registration, no fee.

Scavenger Hunt for Teens - Wilton Library
July 23, 2013 - Wilton

Hunt through the stacks, search the computer and test your book, movie and music knowledge in a Scavenger Hunt throughout the Library. Teams of students will compete to see who can figure out all the clues first. Pizza, drinks and dessert will be served. For students entering grades 6-12. Registration required. Space limited.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY'S ANNUAL GIGANTIC SUMMER BOOK SALE - Westport Library
Through July 23, 2013 - Westport

Check out items for sale including books, LP's, videos, DVDs, audiobooks, and CDs for all ages.

Together is Better - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
July 23, 2013 - Fairfield

This program partners 4 and 5-year olds with middle school readers. Another fun way to encourage reading. Registration is required and begins June 24.

Book into Movie Club - Fairfield Public Library
July 23, 2013 - Fairfield

Read the book and then watch the movie adaptation. Did they get it right? Pizza and snacks will be provided. July 9 - The Perks of Being a Wallflower; July 16 - It's Kind of a Funny Story; July 23 - The Outsiders; and July 30 - 10 Things I Hate About You. Teens grades 6 and up.

Young Adult Author Talk with Paul Ferrante - Fairfield Public Library
July 23, 2013 - Fairfield

Local author and teacher Paul Ferrante comes to the Library to discuss his new Young Adult book, Last Ghost at Gettysburg, the first book in his T. J. Jackson mystery series.

Dig Into Crafts - Finkestein Memorial Library
July 23, 2013 - Spring Valley

Kids are invited to do crafts related to "Dig Into Reading," the theme of the library's Summer Reading Program, in the library's Meeting Room.

Storytime at MKPL - Mount Kisco Public Library
July 24, 2013 - Mount Kisco

For children ages 18 mos.-5 years with a parent or caregiver.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 24, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-5 and their parent or caregivers can hear stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Registration is required.

Book Babies @ The Field - The Field Library
July 24, 2013 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time.

Workshop Wednesday - Squishy Circuits - Scarsdale Public Library
July 24, 2013 - Scarsdale

Kids ages 7 and older will make a dough that conducts electricity! Registration is required.

Balloon Bonanza - Rose Memorial Library
July 24, 2013 - Stony Point

Children are invited to create balloon sculptures, then play games with balloons.

Wonderful Wednesdays – Bubbleology - Wilton Library
July 24, 2013 - Wilton

Come and explore Keith Michael Johnson's Secret World of Bubbles. Watch state of the art soap bubble sculptures-some bigger than bathtubs, others are fog-filled spinning geometric shapes. Learn the science of how bubbles work and what bubbles can do and how to continue the experiments on your own at home. You'll never think of bubbles the same way again. Grades K and up. Under the age of 8, caretakers should stay in the room; over the age of 8, caretakers should remain in the building. Registration required.

TEEN MINECRAFT - Westport Library
July 24, 2013 - Westport

Come play Minecraft with your friends on thee library's Minecraft server. Bring your own laptop. For grades 6-12.

Teen Service Wednesdays - Fairfield Public Library
July 24, 2013 - Fairfield

Need community service hours for school, church or toward the Library's Teen Summer Challenge? Drop in to the Teen Room on Wednesdays to help out in the Library.

Groundbreaking Crafts - Finkelstein Memorial Library
July 25, 2013 - Spring Valley

The library invites young readers for a weekly craft activity. This week, kids can make a garden stepping stone to take home.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 25, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-7 are welcome with their caregivers to hear stories, songs, and more in both English and Spanish. Registration is Required.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 25, 2013 - Garnerville

Young readers, ages 3-6, are invited for stories and a seasonal craft. Registration is required.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
July 25, 2013 - Stony Point

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

Library Live: Tale Waggers Storytelling - Field Library
July 25, 2013 - Peekskill

A summertime program featuring seasoned and new storytellers. Have a tale to tell? Good listeners and storytellers of all ages are welcome.

Twilight Tales - Douglaston/Little Neck Library
July 25, 2013 - Douglaston

Snuggle up in the evening with some classic stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 5 years. Kids can feel free to wear their slippers and pajamas as Mrs. Tina shares some old and new favorites. Space is limited. Pre-registration suggested.

Science of Food - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
July 25, 2013 - Fairfield

Sure it's delicious, but do you know why? Tackle experiments and activities that show you all the things your food can do. There will be snacks. Teens grades 6 and up.

Baby Signs with Miss Fran - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 26, 2013 - Garnerville

Parents or caregivers and their favorite baby/toddler learn signs so that they can communicate before they can talk. This interactive and fun class features music with guitar, songs, puppets, instruments, movement, and sign language. Registration is required.

Summertime Arts and Crafts - McGoldrick Library
July 26, 2013 - Flushing

Children ages 6-11, can show their creativity and have fun making summer crafts.

Summer Reading Buddies - McGoldrick Library
July 26, 2013 - Flushing

Children read books with a teen buddy to improve their reading skills.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
July 26, 2013 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun. Interactive, drop-in storytime for tots ages 2 and older with a caregiver.

Trove @ The Movies: 'Frankenweenie' - White Plains Public Library
July 26, 2013 - White Plains

This week, the TROVE Summer Film Festival presents "Frankenweenie," an animated comedy from Walt Disney pictures. Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences. Rated PG (thematic elements, scary image and action), 87 mins.

Legos in the Library - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
July 26, 2013 - Fairfield

Drop in, bring a friend, and create with a mega selection of Legos. Grades K-5.

Lego Club for grades K - 3 at Emma Clark Library - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
July 26, 2013 - Setauket

Bring your child for some Lego fun and creativity. Open to all from grades K - 3 (your child should be entering one of these grades in September). No registration required.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 27, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories and songs. Registration is required.

Saturday Crafts @ The Field Library - Field Library
July 27, 2013 - Peekskill

Simple, drop-in crafts for young artists (with a helping adult). No sign-up needed.

How to sell on EBay for Beginners - Somers Library
July 27, 2013 - Somers

Free presentation by Susan Longo. Whether you are starting a business or just want to make some extra cash, learn how to sell on EBay from an expert EBay seller in this interactive presentation. Seating is limited and registration is required. Please register by calling the library at 914 232-5717 or register online at somerslibrary.org.

Tales to Tails - Wilton Library
July 27, 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.

Dig Into Games - Finkelstein Memorial Library
July 29, 2013 - Spring Valley

Children are invited to cool off in the library's air-conditioning while playing chess, checkers, clue, candyland, chutes and ladders, and other classic board games.

Here We Are Together: Story Time for Children - Mount Kisco Public Library
July 29, 2013 - Mount Kisco

A story time for children of all ages, from newborns to school- age children, with a parent or guardian.

Tales & Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 29, 2013 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their favorite adult are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles. Registration is required.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 29, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited for a story and seasonal craft. Registration is required.

Summertime Arts and Crafts - McGoldrick Library
July 29, 2013 - Flushing

Children ages 6-11, can show their creativity and have fun making summer crafts.

Summer Reading Buddies - McGoldrick Library
July 29, 2013 - Flushing

Children read books with a teen buddy to improve their reading skills.

Princess Tea - Scarsdale Public Library
July 29, 2013 - Scarsdale

Registration is required; online registration begins on Monday, June 24.

Creepy Crawly Workshop - Rose Memorial Library
July 29, 2013 - Stony Point

This educational workshop invites kids to learn about ticks and Lyme disease through group activities. In addition to learning about the symptoms of Lyme disease, participants will examine actual deer ticks through a magnifying glass, touch a pair of real deer antlers, do a "Mock-Tick-Check," and complete a Search-for-Ticks activity sheet. Registration is required.

Trove @ The Movies: 'The Lorax' - White Plains Public Library
July 29, 2013 - White Plains

This week, the TROVE Summer Film Festival presents "The Lorax," an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the girl of his dreams. He must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. Rated PG (brief mild language), 86 mins.

Un-Book Club (Not Just for Readers) - Wilton Library
July 29, 2013 - Wilton

Kids in grades 2 and up are invited to join this un-book club ? a time when kids come together to listen to stories and have fun. A short book of a portion of a longer book will be shared in the club and then children will have the opportunity to play games, make crafts, and participate in fun (and slightly educational) activities that relate to the book. Bring a friend, win a prize. All participants will receive a free copy of the book. The book that will be shared this week is Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise. Grades 2 and up. Registration required; no fee.

Feathers, Furs & Scales - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
July 29, 2013 - Fairfield

Discover natural science and creatures with the Connecticut Audubon Society. For children entering grades K-2. Drop in.

Summer Drop-In Play Group - Mineola Public Library
July 29, 2013 - Mineola

Children 4 months to 3 1/2 years, with caregiver,will have loads of fun as they make friends with others their own age in this loosely structured play group. The Library will provide the toys while you meet your neighbors and their children at this informal (not run by a librarian) play group. Come for one or all of the sessions.

Dinosaur Explore - Rockville Centre Public Library
July 29, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Kids in Grades 1-3 will explore the exciting world of dinosaurs this summer in a four-week workshop. Make fossils, dinosaur eggs, participate in an excavation and much more. Sign-up one week before each program.

Monday Morning Stories - Finkelstein Memorial Library
July 29, 2013 - Spring Valley

Toddlers are invited for tories with music, crafts, a felt board, playtime, and more. No registration required however participation is limited to the first 20 children.

Tale Waggers Training @ The Field Library - Field Library
Through July 31, 2013 - Peekskill

Kids in 2nd grade and up who love to tell stories will train to join the library's storytelling group and perform in public. Training consists of three sessions, and will meet July 9, 16, and 23. Children will memorize story details, act out parts, and use different voices and gestures. Games and videotaping, with twists, turns, and lots of humor. Sign-up is required.

The Walter & Joan Hobbs Art Gallery: Artists' Shows and Receptions - Mineola Public Library
Through July 31, 2013 - Mineola

Join the library's staff downstairs in the Walter & Joan Hobbs Art Gallery. Each month, a different artists' work will be on display for public viewing. The featured artist for July is Stephen Zimic, a photographer who uses high dynamic range photography (HDR) to capture scenic beauty. Come in to view nature, captured at its very best.

Teen Summer Challenge - Fairfield Public Library
Through August 08, 2013 - Fairfield

From June 24 to the Finale Party on August 8, Fairfield Public library asks teens to try different activities to explore the world around them. Go "Beneath the Surface" with favorite challenges from last year along with some new ones. Read, watch movies, eat food, make things, attend Library events and help in the community to earn points and badges for chances to win great prizes. Visit the library's website to sign up and find out more.

Summer Reading Starts! - Fairfield Public Library
Through August 10, 2013 - Fairfield

Register online. Then read and record to get rewards and raffle prizes. Come to the Summer Reading Party on August 8. Go online to the Summer Reading Program Calendar for activities and classes for children of all ages.

Wilton Library Summer Reading Program - Wilton Library
Through August 16, 2013 - Wilton

Wilton Library Summer Reading Program Registration The Pages through the Ages Summer Reading Program is now online. Patrons can use the new summer reader program, Evanced, to register and log their summer reading. Prize coupons can be printed and brought to the library for redemption. Some highlights of the online program are: flexibility by being able to log-on whenever and wherever throughout the summer; convenience of keeping track of reading online and ability to print lists easily (teachers love to see what the kids read over the summer); attractive graphics are engaging and help encourage participation; on-demand access allows vacationing patrons to participate, too. The online program can be accessed from internet-capable computers, laptops, iPads and more. Call the Children's Library for more information at 203-762-3950, ext. 217. Through August 16, 2013.

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.

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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