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LIBRARY EVENTS FOR KIDS AND TEENS IN BRONX WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 2

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by Kids Events Editor September 2, 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 September 2. 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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Learn to Grow - Astoria Library
September 02, 2013 - Long Island City

Learn to grow food organically in the learning gardens. Hands-on activities include seed planting, transplanting, watering, making compost, and harvesting. Children under the age of 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Learn to Grow - Long Island City Library
September 02, 2013 - Long Island City

Learn to grow food organically in the learning gardens. Hands-on activities include seed planting, transplanting, watering, making compost, and harvesting. Children under the age of 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tween Book Discussion Group - Flushing Library
September 02, 2013 - Flushing

Kids ages 10-12 can pick up a copy of Neil Gaiman's spooky adventure Coraline at the Children's Reference Desk by September 2, then, after they've read it, they can join in book discussion on Sept. 16. Refreshments will be served at the discussion.

Mystery Rap Book Discussions -Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay - Hillside Public Library
September 03, 2013 - New Hyde Park

A schizophrenic, map-obsessed, shut-in who tours the world using a computer program witnesses what he believes to be a murder in downtown New York City and enlists his caretaker brother in an effort to investigate.

Knitting Club - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
September 03, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

Kids learn the basics of knitting at this all ages workshop.

Back-to-School BINGO - Chappaqua Public Library
September 03, 2013 - Chappaqua

It's guaranteed...kids in grades K-2 won't be "board!" Registration required.

Games in the Castle - White Plains Public Library
September 03, 2013 - White Plains

Join in the fun! Play checkers, chess, Sorry, Scrabble, Candyland, pick-up-sticks, math games, and more! Students in grades 1-6 are welcome to bring their own games to play with new friends.

Nature Kids at Sunnyside - Sunnyside Library
September 03, 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.

Knitting and Crochet Club - Steinway Library
September 03, 2013 - Long Island City

In this group, kids ages 12 and up, and adults bring their own yarn and needles to work on projects, share designs and have a good time.

Nature Kids at Woodside - Woodside Library
September 03, 2013 - Woodside

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

Toddler Time - Ozone Park Library
September 04, 2013 - Ozone Park

Young children ages 2-3 enjoy stories, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, songs, flannelboard stories, circle activities and simple crafts with a parent or other adult caregiver.

Worms In The House - Steinway Library
September 04, 2013 - Long Island City

Worms are little troupers in the garden and the compost pile. In this workshop, kids get a hands-on experience when they see the role these little creatures play in composting.

All Day Showing in the Cave: 'Kindergarten Here I Come' - White Plains Public Library
September 04, 2013 - White Plains

Upbeat and authentic, this 18-min. special video generates excitement about starting kindergarten. There will be an all-day continuous showing in the Cave alternating in both English and Spanish.

Learn to Grow - Broadway Library
September 04, 2013 - Long Island City

Learn to grow food organically in the learning gardens. Hands-on activities include seed planting, transplanting, watering, making compost, and harvesting. Children under the age of 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Learn To Grow - Steinway Library
September 04, 2013 - Astoria

Learn to grow food organically in our learning gardens. Hands-on activities include seed planting, transplanting, watering, making compost and harvesting. All ages are welcome; children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Games in the Castle - White Plains Public Library
September 04, 2013 - White Plains

Join in the fun! Play checkers, chess, Sorry, Scrabble, Candyland, pick-up-sticks, math games, and more! Students in grades 1-6 are welcome to bring their own games to play with new friends.

Lego My Library! - The Field Library
September 04, 2013 - Peekskill

Kids ages 5 and older can join in the library's monthly Lego Club. No sign-up required.

Jr. Gardener's Club @ The Field - The Field Library
September 04, 2013 - Peekskill

Kids with green thumbs in grades K and older will make a special garden project. Space is limited; sign-up required.

CHESS CLUB: Grades K-12 - Westport Library
September 04, 2013 - Westport

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

Knights of Queens - Queens Village Library
September 04, 2013 - Queens Village

Calling all budding Chess Masters! Children ages 6-16 will learn chess basics or sharpen their skills and strategies. Chess equipment will be provided.

All-Day Showing in the Cave: 'Kindergarten Here I Come' - White Plains Public Library
September 05, 2013 - White Plains

Upbeat and authentic, this 18-min. special video generates excitement about starting kindergarten. There will be an all-day continuous showing in the Cave alternating in both English and Spanish.

Games in the Castle - White Plains Public Library
September 05, 2013 - White Plains

Join in the fun! Play checkers, chess, Sorry, Scrabble, Candyland, pick-up-sticks, math games, and more! Students in grades 1-6 are welcome to bring their own games to play with new friends.

Craft Time - Howard Beach Library
September 05, 2013 - Howard Beach

Children ages 4-12 along with their favorite adult can create something wonderful.

Open Mic Night - Flushing Library
September 05, 2013 - Flushing

Performers are invited to share their talents with a 5-minute presentation in any of these categories: poetry, written word, music, comedy and spoken word.

Friends of the Scarsdale Library Book Sale - Scarsdale Public Library
September 06, 2013 - Scarsdale

Over 60,000 books in every category, including thousands of Children's and Young Adult, many like new. Through September 15.

Craft Time-Ozone Park - Ozone Park Library
September 06, 2013 - Ozone Park

Kids can show off their creativity and design skills in this arts and crafts program. Have fun making new friends while creating a wonderful gifts for mom, dad, or other family members.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
September 06, 2013 - Garnerville

LEGO builders ages 5-12 are invited to get creative at this weekly event, each Friday during the month of September. Bring your own LEGOS or use the library's.

All-Day Showing in the Cave: 'Kindergarten Here I Come' - White Plains Public Library
September 06, 2013 - White Plains

Upbeat and authentic, this 18-min. special video generates excitement about starting kindergarten. There will be an all-day continuous showing in the Cave alternating in both English and Spanish.

Picture Book Time - Ozone Park Library
September 06, 2013 - Ozone Park

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

Knitting Club - North Bellmore Public Library
September 06, 2013 - North Bellmore

Want to learn to knit? Join this group of industrious knitters who produce beautiful items to wear or to give away. Bring knittle needles and yarn.

The Guitar Guy - Wilton Library
September 06, 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.

Remembering Louis Armstrong - East Elmhurst Library
September 06, 2013 - East Elmhurst

The exciting duo of Sonny and Perley brings to life some of Louis Armstrong's iconic recordings, including "Basin Street Blues," "Dream a Little Dream" and "St. Louis Blues," as well as favorites from his popular recordings with Ella Fitzgerald and others.

Games in the Castle - White Plains Public Library
September 06, 2013 - White Plains

Join in the fun! Play checkers, chess, Sorry, Scrabble, Candyland, pick-up-sticks, math games, and more! Students in grades 1-6 are welcome to bring their own games to play with new friends.

Friends of the Scarsdale Library Book Sale - Scarsdale Public Library
September 07, 2013 - Scarsdale

Over 60,000 books in every category, including thousands of Children's and Young Adult, many like new. Through September 15.

Learn To Grow - Steinway Library
September 07, 2013 - Astoria

Learn to grow food organically in our learning gardens. Hands-on activities include seed planting, transplanting, watering, making compost and harvesting. All ages are welcome; children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday Crafts @ The Field - The Field Library
September 07, 2013 - Peekskill

Crafty kids can drop in for simple crafts with a helping adult. No sign-up required.

White Plains Jazz Fest: 'Julia and the Duke' – A Tribute to Duke Ellington, starring the Julia Breanetta Simpson Trio - White Plains Library
September 07, 2013 - White Plains

Julia Breanetta Simpson's velvet voice is the perfect complement to Duke Ellington's music, delivering a nostalgic glimpse into the golden age of jazz. White Plains Jazz Fest is presented by ArtsWestchester, White Plains Business Improvement District, and the City of White Plains. White Plains Library is located at 100 Martine Avenue in White Plains. Admission is free. For more information, visit artsw.org/jazzfest. Sponsored by TD Bank and Macy's. White Plains Library, 100 Martine Ave, White Plains, NY 10601. For tickets or more information visit artsw.org/jazzfest.

Pick-a-Book Picnic with Warner Library - Tarrytown's Down to Earth Farmers Market
September 07, 2013 - Tarrytown

Share your love of literature while appreciating what wonderful authors and artists have created. Pick-a-book Picnic is a family story time performed by the Children's librarians of the Warner Library, involving stories, songs, and fingerplays for all ages.

MINECRAFT DAY - Westport Library
September 07, 2013 - Westport

Celebrate the launch of the brand new Fairfield County Minecraft Server and play with other students from neighboring libraries. Bring your own laptop. For grades 3-8.

Friends of the Scarsdale Library Book Sale - Scarsdale Public Library
September 08, 2013 - Scarsdale

Over 60,000 books in every category, including thousands of Children's and Young Adult, many like new. Through September 15.

Trove @ The Movies: "Fantastic Mr. Fox" - White Plains Public Library
September 08, 2013 - White Plains

Based on the beloved, bestselling book by Roald Dahl, this animated film stars the voices of Meryl Streep and George Clooney. Mr. and Mrs. Fox live a happy home life with their eccentric son Ash and visiting nephew. That is, until Mr. Fox slips into his sneaky old ways and plots the greatest chicken heist the animal kingdom has ever seen. 87 mins. Rated PG (action, smoking, slang humor).

Music: Professor Louie & The Crowmatix. - Westport Library
September 08, 2013 - Westport

Enjoy an afternoon with this grammy-nominated Woodstock NY based Americana/Roots music group. The five-member group performs a blend of Blues, Rock, R&B, gospel and folk.

Tots to Teens Book Sale - Wilton Library
Through September 08, 2013 - Wilton

Wilton Library's Tots to Teens Book Sale Fundraiser features books for children of all ages - from board books and picture books to young adult novels, including fantasy and science fiction - all gently used or like-new. Also available are books on tape and CD, DVDs, and music CDs. All items are bargain priced; on Sunday items are half price. Proceeds benefit the library.

Friends of the Scarsdale Library Book Sale - Scarsdale Public Library
September 09, 2013 - Scarsdale

Over 60,000 books in every category, including thousands of Children's and Young Adult, many like new. Through September 15.

Learn to Grow - Long Island City Library
September 09, 2013 - Long Island City

Learn to grow food organically in the learning gardens. Hands-on activities include seed planting, transplanting, watering, making compost, and harvesting. Children under the age of 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Mother Goose - Fresh Meadows Library
September 09, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Infants and their caretakers enjoy a half-hour of nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and simple picture books.

Natural Wonders with Dr. Bill: Star Children - Manhasset Public Library
September 09, 2013 - Manhasset

This workshop with Dr. Bill Thierfelder, a docent-guide at The American Museum of Natural History, explores everything from the origins of the universe to the microscopic world at our feet and the many startling wonders in between. Discover stars, planets, oceans, wild mammals, insects, and human origins and a world of remarkable things that make our universe the spectacular place that it is.

Moving Together: Creative Movement and Play - Lefferts Library
September 09, 2013 - Richmond Hill

Performing artist and educator Alice Klugherz explores creative movement and play with toddlers ages 1-3 and their parents or other adult caregivers. This active program features a variety of music, rhythm and coordination activities, along with social-skills development.

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.

Poetry in Motion—Where I Stand - Wilton Library
Through October 20, 2013 - Wilton

Poetry in Motion is Wilton Library's annual program for teens in grades 7 – 12. This year's theme is Where I Stand. This can be interpreted figuratively or literally. Students are invited to submit original poems (serious or humorous; short or long). Approximately 35 poems will be selected by a student board for a two-performance event in March 2014 at the library. Poems will be paired with art, music and/or dance for the live performances. Poems can be performed by the student poet or by someone else. Submit poems as a Word document to teenpoetry@wiltonlibrary.org by October 20, 2013. Call Susan Lauricella at 203-762-3950, ext. 243 for information.

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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