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LIBRARY EVENTS FOR KIDS AND TEENS IN BRONX WEEK OF JUNE 17

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by Kids Events Editor June 17, 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 June 17. 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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Board Game Fun! - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
June 17, 2013 - Garnerville

Kids in grades 1-6 are invited to stop by the library for some board game fun. Play chess, checkers, Scrabble, Clue, Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, and more.

Whodunit? Book Club - Wilton Library
June 17, 2013 - Wilton

Kids in grades 2 and 3 are invited to join this mystery book club. Children have the opportunity to meet and discuss mystery books as a group. The book for June is The 100-Year-Old Secret by Tracy Barrett. Snacks will be provided, along with fun detective activities. Parents and guardians must be in the Library.

Create Your Own Superhero and Supervillain Story - Windsor Park Library
June 17, 2013 - Bayside

Kids can let their imaginations soar when they collaborate with author Lee Bacon to create their own totally unique story.

Games for Kids - Richmond Hill Library
June 17, 2013 - Richmond Hill

Make time for some afterschool fun, make new friends playing an assortment of board games and puzzles.

Music & Movement with Miss Fran - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
June 18, 2013 - Garnerville

Toddlers are invited to this sing-along puppets, musical instruments, props, and lots of movement. Fran Roesemann leads this fun morning for ages 1-5. Registration required.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw Public Library, Village Branch
June 18, 2013 - Haverstraw

Children ages 3-5 can enjoy a story, songs, and more with their parent or caregiver.

Pajama Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
June 18, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and more while wearing their favorite PJs. Registration is required.

Kids Dig Annimals With Jason Reilly - North Hills Library
June 18, 2013 - Little Neck

In this hands-on, minds-on interactive program, children of all ages meet, pet, and learn about live animals that live beneath the surface digging up bugs and worms. Space is limited and available first come, first served.

Library Laboratory - Chappaqua Public Library
June 18, 2013 - Chappaqua

Science-themed stories and activities for kids in grades K-2. Registration required.

Homework Help - McGoldrick Library
June 18, 2013 - Flushing

Help with homework is available for children in grades 1-6.

Sandy Memory Collage - Arverne Library
June 18, 2013 - Arverne

Participants will make picture-and-word collages based on their experiences and memories of Hurricane Sandy to help them express their feelings and celebrate hope and renewal.

Food Waste Composting Drop-Off - Woodside Library
June 18, 2013 - Woodside

Bring frozen food scraps (fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds, including paper filter; tea bags; egg and nut shells; bread and pasta with no toppings)- no meat, dairy, bones, or oily foods. These kitchen scraps will be turned into nutrient-rich compost locally and used at community gardens in Queens. The drop-off is just outside the library.

Book Blast! - Fairfield Public Library
June 18, 2013 - Fairfield

Come for a book club meeting in the Jennings Room to talk about what you've read and find out what others are reading while sharing snacks. For studnets in grades 6-12.

Free or Low-Cost Health Insurance - Brentwood Library
June 19, 2013 - Brentwood

You and your family members may be eligible for a health insurance program offered through NYS. Facilitated enrollers from the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council will be at the library to assist people in applying for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid.

Kowai: Japanese Monsters - Douglaston-Little Neck Library
June 19, 2013 - Little Neck

Think you know monsters? Think again! Explore the creepy denizens of the island of Japan, from shapeshifting foxes and ghostly cats to hopping umbrellas, burning wheels, and other strange creatures of the weird. Bring an open mind--filling it with some crazy new stories of things that go bump on the night!

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
June 19, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Cookie Decorating - Havertsraw King's Daughters Public Library
June 19, 2013 - Garnerville

Kids can have some yummy fun decorating their own cookie from the library's fixing bar.

Morning Story Time - Kew Gardens Hills Library
June 19, 2013 - Flushing

Toddlers ages 18-36 months sing songs and listen to stories. Space is limited; preregistration is required.

Invent It! Create Your Own Planet - Bellerose Library
June 19, 2013 - Bellerose

Kids ages 8-12 can blast off to fun. Devise a planet's name, anthem, mascot, favorite recipe and more, and then present their creation to the rest of the group.

Field Day at the Chappaqua Library! - Chappaqua Public Library
June 19, 2013 - Chappaqua

Celebrate summer with races, games, and outdoor fun. Grades K-5. Registration required.

Lego® Club - Wilton Library
June 19, 2013 - Wilton

Kids in grades K thru 4 are invited to join this weekly Lego® Club. Each session will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego® masterpiece from the library's collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45 p.m. the day of the program.

CHESS CLUB: Grades K-12 - Westport Library
June 19, 2013 - Westport

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

Sing Along With Irv - Windsor Park Library
June 20, 2013 - Bayside

Singer Irv Plastock entertains children ages 2-5 and their families in this sing-along of more than 30 songs that have delighted young people through the decades. Space is limited and seating will be first come, first served.

Family Storytime - Bay Terrace Library
June 20, 2013 - Bayside

Toddlers and preschoolers ages 18 months to 4 years enjoy fingerplays, music, rhymes and stories with their parents or other caregivers.

Recycled Beach Bag - Teen Community Service - Rockville Center Library
June 20, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Make one, and donate one - Recycled Beach Bag. Bring two old t-shirts to make one no-sew bag for yourself and one to donate to the residents of the non-profit facility,INN. Receive community service credit.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw Public Library, Village Branch
June 21, 2013 - Haverstraw

Creative kids can play with the library's legos and make their own creation.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
June 21, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Picture Book Time - Ozone Park Library
June 21, 2013 - Ozone Park

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

Chess Club - Auburndale Library
June 21, 2013 - Flushing

Kids ages 8-14 can learn new skills and make friends. Hosted by Chess Master Paul.

Teen Movie Fridays at Central - Central Library
June 21, 2013 - Jamaica

Missed the opportunity to see a current movie in the local theatre? Not interested in a Netflix trial membership? Come watch the latest movies, and make new friends.

Chess Club At Woodside - Woodside Library
June 21, 2013 - Woodside

New York Cares offers chess lessons for beginners and an opportunity for experienced players to get in some games.

Mother Goose - Sunnyside Library
June 21, 2013 - Long Island City

This interactive program features nursery rhymes, fingerplays and songs for infants ages 6-18 months with a parent or other adult caregiver.

Miss Gigi and the Lend Me a Hand Band Kick Off the Summer Reading Game - Scarsdale Public Library
June 21, 2013 - Scarsdale

Miss Gigi and the Lend Me a Hand Band will perform at the kickoff festivities for the Summer Reading Game. Registration is not required.

Tales to Tails - Wilton Library
June 22, 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.

TEEN MAKER-SPACE SPECIAL: Staples Robotics Team Demo - Westport Library
June 22, 2013 - Westport

See a demonstration from the Wreckers Robotics team and hear them talk about the process of building a robot.

Summer Reading Kick-Off - Finkelstein Memorial Library
June 23, 2013 - Spring Valley

Visiting artist,Matty Roxx will entertain the audience with his guitar sing-a-long, musical games, and cool kid's music. Registration is required.

Family Movie - Haverstraw Public Library, Village Branch
June 24, 2013 - Haverstraw

sop by for a family-friendly movie on the big screen.

Board Game Fun! - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
June 24, 2013 - Garnerville

Kids in grades 1-6 are invited to stop by the library for some board game fun. Play chess, checkers, Scrabble, Clue, Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, and more.

Magic Show - White Plains Public Library
June 24, 2013 - White Plains

Jim Vagias presents his summer reading-themed "Dig into Reading" show. There will be magic, humor, puppetry, and lots of audience participation. Suitable for all ages.

Trove @ The Movies: 'ParaNorman' - White Plains Public Library
June 24, 2013 - White Plains

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies, and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse in this animated comedy thriller. Rated PG (some scary action and images, some rude language and humor), 92 mins.

Trove @ The Movies: "Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers" - White Plains Public Library
June 24, 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 & families," writes one reviewer. Rated G, 78 mins.

One-Man Circus! - Chappaqua Public Library
June 24, 2013 - Chappaqua

The National Circus Project brings circus programs to kids. No registration needed.

Circus Workshop for Kids Ages 8-12 - Chappaqua Public Library
June 24, 2013 - Chappaqua

A workshop for elementary and middle-schoolers, where they can learn juggling, plate-spinning, and more. Registration required.

Teen Beneath the Surface Summer Reading Club Sign-Up - Floral Park Public Library
June 24, 2013 - Floral Park

Grades 7-12 Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to start the summer season off and sign up for this year's summer reading club, "Beneath the Surface." There will be weekly raffles and prizes galore including a gift basket raffle just for signing up. And it's all so simple. Read 10 minutes a day, fill out a form and win cool prizes. Remember, the more you review, the better your chances of winning great prizes in the weekly raffles.

Summer Reading Kick-Off, Grins and Grins - Rockville Center Library
June 24, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Celebrate the start of Summer Reading with a show for the whole family. Grins and Grins is a comedic juggling act that will dazzle you with their feats of balance and circus skills, And, they will have you laughing in the aisles at their silly acts.

The Art of Flamenco: a Dance and History Workshop - Flushing Library
June 24, 2013 - Flushing

In this interactive workshop participants will learn about the origin of flamenco; its culture, history, and technique; and some basic flamenco steps. Children ages 7-12 must be accompanied by an adult or other caregiver. Space is limited. Preregistration is suggested.

Game Night for Kids - Richmond Hill Library
June 24, 2013 - Richmond Hill

School-age children can enjoy playing a variety of board games.

Storytime - Hollis Library
June 24, 2013 - Hollis

Calling all tots and their parents or other caregivers. Enjoy stories, crafts and playtime.

Teacher in the Field Library - Field Library
Through June 30, 2013 - Peekskill

Elementary and middle schoolers puzzled by a homework assignment can drop in for homework help from a certified teacher on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays,and Thursdays: June 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, and 13 from 4-6pm. Call the library for more dates.

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.

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.

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.

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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