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LIBRARY EVENTS FOR KIDS AND TEENS IN BRONX WEEK OF JULY 8

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by Kids Events Editor July 8, 2013

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Find fun things to do this week in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

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 8. 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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Monday Morning Stories - Finkelstein Memorial Library
July 08, 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.

Dig Into Games - Finkelstein Memorial Library
July 08, 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 08, 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, Main Library
July 08, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Tales & Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 08, 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 08, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Dancercise - Rose Memorial Library
July 08, 2013 - Stony Point

Kids are invited to join Miss Celia for a fun dance workout using different Latin & hip-hop rhythms. Bottles of water will be provided. Registration is required.

Summertime Arts and Crafts - McGoldrick Library
July 08, 2013 - Flushing

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

Summer Reading Buddies - McGoldrick Library
July 08, 2013 - Flushing

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

Conroy Warren-Musical Pepperpot - Scarsdale Public Library
July 08, 2013 - Scarsdale

In this exciting program, the audience is invited to sing and dance (including the West Indian limbo), ask questions, or play some of the many percussion instruments that Conroy presents and demonstrates.

Culinary Herbs from Your Garden - Somers Library
July 08, 2013 - Somers

Discussion topics will include which herbs are easy to grow in our area, the many ways to use them in cooking, and recipes for basic herb combinations. Presented by Master Gardener Carol Greenwald of Cornell Cooperative Extension, and sponsored by the Friends of Somers Library. Seating is limited, so please call the library at 914-232-5717 to register, or register online at somerslibrary.org.

Trove @ The Movies: 'Wreck-It Ralph' - White Plains Public Library
July 08, 2013 - White Plains

The TROVE Summer Film Festival presents "Wreck-It Ralph" from Walt Disney Animated Studios. Proclaimed as "one of the best of 2012," this is the story of a video game villain who wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. Rated PG (some rude humor and mild action/violence), 108 mins.

Veggie Science Lab - White Plains Public Library
July 08, 2013 - White Plains

Children in grades 1-6 will learn science from their favorite vegetgables. Tickets are given out 30 minutes before the program.

Board Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
July 08, 2013 - Homecrest

Kids can beat the heat with some great board games.

Un-Book Club (Not Just for Readers) - Wilton Library
July 08, 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 The Name of the Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch. Grades 2 and up. Registration required; no fee.

Mother Goose Time - Douglaston/Little Neck Library
July 08, 2013 - Little Neck

Children between 6 and 23 months are invited to sing nursery rhymes, listen to stories, and learn about Mother Goose and her friends. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This is not a drop-off class. Space is limited.

Animal Exploration - Woodside Library
July 08, 2013 - Woodside

The Art Farm in the City teaches children ages 6-12 how to be respectful and helpful toward creatures and the environment. Participants learn how to care for unusual pets, explore the characteristics of different animal groups and meet some amazing animals from around the world.

ARCTIC AMBASSADOR SARAH COOPERMAN ON POLAR BEARS - Westport Library
July 08, 2013 - Westport

In conjunction with Westport Library's Riverwalk Display Case exhibit "Canary in the Coal Mine: Plight of the Polar Bear—& Planet Earth"(runs 8/16-12/1), hear recent SHS graduate Sarah Cooperman talk about her 2011 experience studying polar bears in their endangered habitat, as one of Gault Energy & Stone/Polar Bears International's Arctic Ambassadors.

Feathers, Furs & Scales - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
July 08, 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 08, 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.

Lego Club for grades K - 3 - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
July 08, 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.

Dinosaur Explore - Rockville Centre Public Library
July 08, 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.

Adult Book Discussion with Moderator Fran Cohen - Levittown Public Library
July 08, 2013 - Levittown

The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster. Brooklyn is a big-hearted borough brimming with great characters. This is a story of Nathan Glass who returns home to die but finds a million reasons to live.

Mad Science - Slime Time Workshops - Sayville Library
July 08, 2013 - Sayville

Ooze into a gooey hour of sliming around. Create slime using the Mad Science recipe, and then enter the Slime Olympics. Take home your own "Mad Science Slime" concoction.

Dig Into Crafts - Finkestein Memorial Library
July 09, 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.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw Public Library, Village Branch
July 09, 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 09, 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 09, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Hot Diggity Dog Music and Fun for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
July 09, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with toddlers are invited to join Miss Debbie for six weeks of fun with singing, stories, hand puppets, songs, nursery rhymes, finger plays, creative movement, musical instruments, and parachute play. Participants will also learn simple words in sign throughout the program.

Hot Diggity Dog Music and Fun for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
July 09, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with toddlers are invited to join Miss Debbie for six weeks of fun with singing, stories, hand puppets, songs, nursery rhymes, finger plays, creative movement, musical instruments, and parachute play. Participants will also learn simple words in sign throughout the program.

Tuesday Tales @ The Field Library - Field Library
July 09, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Robert the Guitar Guy - Scarsdale Public Library
July 09, 2013 - Scarsdale

Songs and activities with Robert Markowitz for children ages 2-5 years with caregiver. Registration is required.

Mad Science - Mineral Mania Workshop - Island Trees Public Library
July 09, 2013 - Island Trees

Recreate the process of rock formation and learn to identify and classify rocks and minerals. Experience the thrill of panning for gems. The gems you find, you can take home for further study and identification.

Mad Science - Slime Time Workshop - Rockville Centre Public Library
July 09, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Ooze into a gooey hour of sliming around! Create slime using the Mad Science recipe, and then enter the Slime Olympics! Take home your own concoction of "Mad Science Slime."

Mad Science - Dinosaurs Workshops - The Bryant Library
July 09, 2013 - Roslyn

Examine real fossil casts and explore the differences in the teeth of herbivores and carnivores. Students will participate in a mini dinosaur excavation and make a cast of a "Mad Science dinosaur tooth" to take home.

Games for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
July 09, 2013 - Crown Heights

Come out of the heat and enjoy the library's air conditioning and stash of board games.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
July 09, 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.

Together is Better - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
July 09, 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 09, 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.

Storytime at MKPL - Mount Kisco Public Library
July 10, 2013 - Mount Kisco

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

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 10, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Making Books Sing- My City Park - Woodside Library
July 10, 2013 - Woodside

When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. Best for ages 3-10, this 45-minute educational performance featuring puppetry, original songs and audience participation teaches children the importance of shared community spaces. Space is limited and available first come, first served.

Book Babies @ The Field - The Field Library
July 10, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Rainforest Scavenger Hunt with Jason Edwards - Scarsdale Public Library
July 10, 2013 - Scarsdale

Search-and-find fun for children in grades 1 and up. Registration is required.

Mad Science - Super Structures Workshop - East Rockaway Public Library
July 10, 2013 - East Rockaway

Discover the strengths of triangles, cylinders and arches. Learn how combinations of these shapes make for sturdy homes and skyscrapers! Use teamwork to build your own super structures as well as a sweet earthquake-proof building! Take home your very own "Mad Science Bridge Basics Kit."

Teen Band featuring Grey Rocks - Wilton Library
July 10, 2013 - Wilton

Four Wilton teen musicians -- Ryan Amodei, Forest Rappaport, Cole Smith and Wes Wallace - come together for a musical performance. Open to teens of all ages, families and friends. Registration suggested. Refreshments served.

The Guitar Guy - Wilton Library
July 10, 2013 - Wilton

Children ages 2-6 and their caregivers are invited to a fun performance by Robert the Guitar Guy. Robert uses music, props, movement, and dance to entertain children and their grown-ups. Registration recommended; no fee.

Wonderful Wednesdays—Robert Rivest and his World of Mime - Wilton Library
July 10, 2013 - Wilton

Robert Rivest is a comic mime artist in the grand tradition of Harpo Marx, Charlie Chaplin and Marcel Marceau. Without saying a word he tells wondrous stories using body language and amazingly expressive gestures. Children and adults will be fascinated by this astoundingly talented artist. Come watch, wonder and interact with Robert Rivest, the Marvelous Mesmerizing Mime. Grades K and up. Registration required, no fee.

Teen Service Wednesdays - Fairfield Public Library
July 10, 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.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 11, 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 11, 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 11, 2013 - Stony Point

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

Tales for Tails - The Field Library
July 11, 2013 - Peekskill

Children in Grades 1 and up are invited (with a parent) to read to a special dog. All volunteer dogs are certified through The Good Dog Foundation. Sign-up required.

Sukey Molloy & Friends! - Irvington Public Library
July 11, 2013 - Irvington-on-Hudson

Join Sukey Molloy & Friends for an hour of sing-along fun with songs to make you happy! Sukey is an award-winning recording and video artist seen on BabyFirstTV, known for her gentle, intimate, up-close entertaining style for families with children ages birth-6 years. Dance along with Sukey's friends Sunflower, Tick Tock, and Sunny, and enjoy the show!

Mad Science - Dinosaurs Workshops - The Bryant LIbrary
July 11, 2013 - Roslyn

Examine real fossil casts and explore the differences in the teeth of herbivores and carnivores. Students will participate in a mini dinosaur excavation and make a cast of a "Mad Science dinosaur tooth" to take home.

Twilight Tales - Douglaston/Little Neck Library
July 11, 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.

TEEN ANIMÉ CLUB - Westport Library
July 11, 2013 - Westport

Join the Westport Library for a night of animé and meet others who share your passion. Register online. For grades 6-12.

The Secret Life of Books - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
July 11, 2013 - Fairfield

Take an old book and create something extraordinary: a secret safe, a planter, who knows? Teens grades 6 and up.

Groundbreaking Crafts - Finkelstein Memorial Library
July 11, 2013 - Spring Valley

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

Baby Signs with Miss Fran - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 12, 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 12, 2013 - Flushing

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

Summer Reading Buddies - McGoldrick Library
July 12, 2013 - Flushing

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

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
July 12, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Trove @ The Movies: 'Wreck-It Ralph' - White Plains Public Library
July 12, 2013 - White Plains

The TROVE Summer Film Festival presents "Wreck-It Ralph" from Walt Disney Animated Studios. Proclaimed as "one of the best of 2012," this is the story of a video game villain who wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. Rated PG (some rude humor and mild action/violence), 108 mins.

Dancing through the Decades: Dances from the Nifty '50s - Wilton Library
July 12, 2013 - Wilton

Come and learn some of the cool dances from the 1950s. Taught by professional dancer Debra MacDonald, you'll have a great time rocking dances like the Hully Gully, the Stroll and the Bunny Hop. Ms. MacDonald joins Wilton Dance Studio with 25 years of ballet and theater experience. See website registration link for more information about Ms. MacDonald. Grades K and up, under 8 caretaker should stay in room, over 8 caretaker must stay in the building. Registration required; no fee.

Legos in the Library - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
July 12, 2013 - Fairfield

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

(Live Action) Minecraft - Fairfield Public Library
July 12, 2013 - Fairfield

Sure you can play online, but can you do it for real? Come to this special Minecraft event -- just watch out for creepers. Snacks will be served. Teens grades 6 and up.

Jamaica Drum Jam presents Unleash Your Groove - Queens Central Library
July 13, 2013 - Jamaica

Mike Veny is a drum circle aficionado known for his high energy grooves and ferocious backbeat. Participants will be given basic instruction and will play in a drum circle. Instruments and light refreshments will be provided.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 13, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Saturday Crafts @ The Field Library - Field Library
July 13, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Meet the Author: Stephanie Evanovich - White Plains Public Library
July 13, 2013 - White Plains

First-time author Stephanie Evanovich talks about this summer's sizzling new beach read, "Big Girl Panties." Refreshments will be served.

TEEN MAKER-SPACE SPECIAL: SketchUp Workshop - Westport Library
July 13, 2013 - Westport

Learn more about SketchUp software and how to use it for 3D printing. Bring your own laptop. For middle school and up. Register online.

Storytime at MKPL - Mount Kisco Public Library
July 14, 2013 - Mount Kisco

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

Stag Kids Reading Club - Fairfield University Bookstore
Through July 14, 2013 - Fairfield

Students in grades 1-8 are invited to join this incentive based reading program in partnership with the Bridgeport Bluefish and Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Read a minimum of 5 books and write one original book review between April 14 - July 14, 2013 and receive one free ticket to the Bridgeport Bluefish game on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 1:05pm. Additional tickets are available for purchase for $10. The Stag Kids Reading group will meet the players before the game for a private autograph session, run the bases after the game and a public announcement will acknowledge the students' reading success. One lucky member chosen at random will get to throw out the first pitch. Other raffle prizes include two free tickets to any Quick Center Performance Series Event (no expiration date) and a $25 Gift Card to the Fairfield University Bookstore (no expiration date).

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 14, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids ages 4-12 are invited to make something special with Legos.

Dig Into Games - Finkelstein Memorial Library
July 15, 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 15, 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 15, 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 15, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Snackalicious - Rose Memorial Library
July 15, 2013 - Stony Point

Young chefs are invited to make easy and tasty snacks in minutes with a cooking demonstration, samples, and recipes for strawberry cheese bites, fruit sandwich spread, and banana pancakes. Registration is required.

Summertime Arts and Crafts - McGoldrick Library
July 15, 2013 - Flushing

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

Summer Reading Buddies - McGoldrick Library
July 15, 2013 - Flushing

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

Animal Antics with Jason from Green Meadows Farm - Scarsdale Public Library
July 15, 2013 - Scarsdale

Live animals from the farm! Singing, dancing, and a whole lotta fun! Registration is not required.

Trove @ The Movies: 'The Odd Life of Timothy Green' - White Plains Public Library
July 15, 2013 - White Plains

This week, the TROVE Summer Film Festival presents "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," a live action comedy/drama/fantasy. A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears. Rated PG (mild thematic elements and brief language), 105 mins.

Mad Science - Science of Magic Workshop - Seaford Public Library
July 15, 2013 - Seaford

Is it Magic? No… It’s science. Learn the secrets behind famous magic tricks. Mother Nature has some tricks of her own, and you can learn what’s up her sleeve. Take home your very own "Mad Science Curious Cube."

First Five Years Storytime and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
July 15, 2013 - Kensington

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

Feathers, Furs & Scales - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
July 15, 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 15, 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 15, 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.

DRAMA WORKSHOP FOR TEENS - Brentwood Public Library
July 15, 2013 - Brentwood

Gain confidence onstage and off. Work on monologues; improve exercises, voice and diction exercises, audition techniques and more.

Monday Morning Stories - Finkelstein Memorial Library
July 15, 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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