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

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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 October 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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One Puzzle Piece at a Time - Yonkers Public Library-Riverfront
October 22, 2012 - Yonkers

Meeting for parents of Special Needs children. Community Room A. For information, contact Manuela Diaz at 917-836-9563.

Lego Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
October 22, 2012 - Williamsburg

Kids let their imaginations fly with Legos.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this very popular program is required.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this popular program is required.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Fond Memories of the Old Put - Somers Library
October 22, 2012 - Somers

Author Joe Shiavone, author of several books, discusses his fondest memories of the Old Put. Joe will show over 80 color slides of this historic train as it traveled through our area, all of which have will have their very first showing ever. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.

iPad Storytelling - North Forest Park Library
October 22, 2012 - Forest Hills

In this program designed for families with children affected by autism, participants will learn to use an iPad to enhance their problem solving skills by telling stories. iPads will be provided for exploration during the sessions. This program provides Spanish language support. Email [email protected] to register.

Chess Club - Queens Village Library
October 22, 2012 - Queens Village

Practice your chess skills weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Stories and More - Chappaqua Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Chappaqua

Stories and a surprise activity for children in grades K-2.

IS READ A FOUR-LETTER WORD? Reluctant Readers & Those Who Love Them - Westport Library
October 22, 2012 - Westport

Join a discussion about reluctant readers with author Tommy Greenwald, publisher Simon Boughton, WPL children's librarian Deborah White, and reformed reluctant reader Jack Greenwald. Register online.

Toddler Time - Central Library
October 22, 2012 - Jamaica

Children ages 18 - 35 months and their caregivers can enjoy weekly story times with a children's librarian, songs, fingerplays, learning activities. Preregister online.

Oceanus Bone-Diggers Club - Seaside Library
October 22, 2012 - Rockaway Park

Oceanus was the early postal address for the west end of Rockaway Peninsula. Families can discover some skeletons in Rockaway's closet,and read more about its history.

Mommy & Me Yoga - Manhasset Library
October 22, 2012 - Manhasset

Licensed instructor Beth Lipset will lead children and their caregivers through a series of one-on-one simple yoga poses. Come relax, bond with your child, and have fun. Registration begins on Monday, October 1 at 9am.

Good Reads, Great Kids - Wilton Library
October 22, 2012 - Wilton

Children in grades 2 and 3 and their parents discuss books as a group in this monthly book club. Children bring a book that they have read recently to talk about in this group setting. In addition to personal selections, the group discusses the book Chocolate Fever by Robert Smith. Snacks will be provided and a craft will be made.

Pre-School Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Manhasset

Preschoolers 3 1/2 -5 years old will enjoy a storytime just for them. This is a drop-off class for children enrolled in Kindergarten. Registration begins Monday, October 1st at 9am.

Toddler Time - Hempstead Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Hempstead

Share stories, songs, finger plays, and animal friends for a fun-filled program. For children 1 through 3 years old. Accompanied by a caregiver.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 23, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers, ages 3-5, are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 23, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this very popular program is required.

Story Play, Puzzles, and Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
October 23, 2012 - Borough Park

Younger kids can hear a story while older ones enjoy board games and puzzles.

Tuesday Tales - The Field Library
October 23, 2012 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun for 3-5 year olds.

Healthy Food, Healthy Families - Lucille Rose Daycare
October 23, 2012 - Arverne

Parents can get tips on healthy eating for their families at this nutrition series.

Lego Club - Chappaqua Public Library
October 23, 2012 - Chappaqua

Creative construction for kids in grades 3-6. Registration required.

Family Fun Nights - Lakeview Public Library
October 23, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Activities including crafts, stories, and games for the entire family. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register in advance for all programs by calling or visiting the library.

Knitting with Dana - Lakeview Public Library
October 23, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Come join in for an hour of knitting. Learn to knit or bring an existing project. Patrons should bring knitting needles and yarn. Registration is required for all programs, by phone or in person.

Oldies Night - Lakeview Public Library
October 23, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Listen to a favorite tape or cd. Bring your own or pick from the library's collection. Bring a friend. Registration is required for all programs, by phone or in person.

Facebook/Twitter - Lakeview Public Library
October 23, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Learn how to set up and use a Facebook or Twitter account with the help of a librarian. An email account is required to sign-up. Registration is required for all programs, by phone or in person.

Paper Arts & Mixed Media - Accordian Book - John C. Hart Memorial Library
October 24, 2012 - Shrub Oak

Led by Lavinia Wiggins, create Accordion Books or Concertinas, easy, no-sew book forms. Three creative styles will be demonstrated. Please register.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 24, 2012 - Garnerville

Creative kids can bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 4-12.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 24, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Teen Time Celebrates Teen Read Week - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
October 24, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Teens gather to play board and video games, read, and hang out.

Book Babies - The Field Library
October 24, 2012 - Peekskill

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

Game Day for Teens and Tweens - Howard Beach Library
October 24, 2012 - Howard Beach

Kids can enjoy a little friendly competition playing Nintendo Wii, checkers, chess, and other board games.

Talk With Your Hands - Chappaqua Public Library
October 24, 2012 - Chappaqua

Kids in grades 4-6 learn American Sign Language. Registration requested.

Teen author Stephanie Strohm - Westport Library
October 24, 2012 - Westport

Stephanie Strohm talks about her debut novel, Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink, about a girl intern at an historical museum, who encounters drama, romance and a haunting.

A Poem As Big As NYC - Woodhaven Library
October 24, 2012 - Woodhaven

At this poetry event celebrating the imaginations of New York City's young writers, kids and teens will participate in a writing workshop to create their own poetic tributes to the city they love.

Recycled Bicycle Jewelry Workshop - Woodside Library
October 24, 2012 - Woodside

Teens will discover how spokes can become "spoke flowers" and tiny bike parts can become beautiful earrings and necklaces.

Lego® Club for Littles - Wilton Library
October 24, 2012 - Wilton

Children in grades K-2 will learn about a theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego® masterpiece from the library's Lego® 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 3:45pm the day of the program.

Game Days - Lakeview Public Library
October 24, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Come in and enjoy playing many different games. Prizes will be given to all participants. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required for all programs, by phone or in person.

Teen Knitting Workshop - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
October 24, 2012 - North Salem

Kids in grades 6-12 learn the basics of knitting, and make a scarf or other fun project. The library supplies the needles and yarn. Make a scarf or other fun project. Registration required.

Open Mic - East Elmhurst Library
October 25, 2012 - East Elmhurst

Poets,writers, musicians, and comedians come share your creative talents at this evening of entertainment. All are welcome.

Rap Sessions - Laurelton Library
October 25, 2012 - Laurelton

In this "rap" session, led by Dr. Hall, participants can discover how to deal with the many issues that confront young people today so that they can enjoy their teen years now. Teens are encouraged to share their thoughts and feelings.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-7 are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more in Spanish and English.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers, ages 3-5, are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Peekskill Tale Waggers - The Field Library
October 25, 2012 - Peekskill

Trained Tale Waggers entertain with spooky Halloween tales. Or tell your own tale - or a ghostly joke. All storytellers and storyteller wannabes are welcome - along with good listeners of all ages.

Chess Club - Queens Village Library
October 25, 2012 - Queens Village

Practice your chess skills weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Multilingual Mother Goose - Chappaqua Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Chappaqua

Children ages birth-5 years with an adult learn and share songs and rhymes in other languages. Registration required.

Caldecott Club - Chappaqua Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Chappaqua

What makes a picture book a work of art? Kids in grades 3-5 discuss. Registration required.

Halloween Fun - Chappaqua Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Chappaqua

Stories and songs for Halloween. Costumes welcome (but not required). Ages 4-5. Registration required.

TEEN ANIM? CLUB - Westport Library
October 25, 2012 - Westport

Enjoy a night of animé and meet others who share your passion. Come with ideas for the evening's content. Register online.

Wiggle & Giggle with Dawny Dew - Wilton Library
October 25, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 6 months-2 years-old with their caregivers are invited to this music program with Dawny Dew. Miss Dawn sings nursery songs, uses puppets, and performs finger plays for children. Children will have a chance to dance, sing, move and play. Registration required.

Arts and Crafts - Lakeview Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Children in grades 6 and under are invited to come to the library and be creative. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please register in advance for all programs by calling or visiting the library.

Toytime - Manhasset Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Manhasset

Children ages 6 months - 2� years(with caregiver) can enjoy playtime, songs, and stories. Registration begins Monday, October 1st at 9 am.

Internet Coupon Club - Lakeview Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Here's a great way for moms or teens to stretch their dollars. Check out how e-coupons can boost your spending power. It's fun to see the dollars add up.

Introduction to Fashion Pro - Central Library
October 26, 2012 - Jamaica

Tweens and teens can learn about this fashion design software and create their own style of clothing. Pre-registration is required.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw Public Library, Village Branch
October 26, 2012 - Haverstraw

Creative kids are invited to bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 7-12.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 26, 2012 - Garnerville

Creative kids can bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 4-12.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 26, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Craft Time - Ozone Park Library
October 26, 2012 - Ozone Park

Children of all ages can enjoy making arts and crafts at this fun time event.

Board Games For Kids - Windsor Park Library
October 26, 2012 - Bayside

Children ages 5 and up can enjoy making friends and playing games such as Monopoly, Candy Land, Chess, Connect 4, and many more.

Arts and Crafts Hour - Brairwood Library
October 26, 2012 - Briarwood

Children can show their creativity making crafts for family and friends.

FETCH! Club: Science Fun @ your Library - Pequot LIbrary
October 26, 2012 - Southport

The library takes kids on a science adventure. Registration required for each session.

Game Days - Lakeview Public Library
October 26, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Come in and enjoy playing many different games. Prizes will be given to all participants. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required for all programs, by phone or in person.

Picture Book Time - Hempstead Public Library
October 26, 2012 - Hempstead

Enjoy stories, music, and fun in the Children�s Room. For children ages 3-5, accompanied by a caregiver.

Lego Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
October 26, 2012 - Williamsburg

Kids let their imaginations fly with Legos.

Make-a-Difference Day Book Giveaway! - The Field Library
October 27, 2012 - Peekskill

Men Who Read and Peekskill Reads will give away free books at The Field Library. Children of all ages are welcome. Book donations accepted through October 20th.

Saturday Specials - Chappaqua Public Library
October 27, 2012 - Chappaqua

A program for special-needs kids and their families. Stories, songs, sensory activities, and schmoozing. Registration requested.

Intergenerational Halloween Storytelling - White Plains Public Library
October 27, 2012 - White Plains

Storyteller Carol Birch will do an intergenerational Halloween storytelling for second grade through adult.

Thrill the World—Simultaneous World Dance Event - Wilton Library
October 27, 2012 - Wilton

Participate with countries around the world dancing to Michael Jackson's Thriller. For ages 10 to 110. Final rehearsal begins at 1:30pm, dance begins at 2pm sharp. Come in zombie/ghoulish makeup and costume. Reception with healthy snacks to follow the dance. Each participant must attend at least one of 4 rehearsals before the world simultaneous dance event. See library's website for schedule.

Library Theatre: 'Love, Loss & What I Wore' - John C. Hart Memorial Library
October 28, 2012 - Shrub Oak

M&M Productions presents the popular play by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, fresh off a 2-1/2 year Off-Broadway run. Funny, compelling, and touching monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes, and memory covering all the important subjects - mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we wear black. No registration; open seating. Doors open at 1:30pm.

West Point Saxophone Quartet - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
October 28, 2012 - North Salem

The West Point Saxophone Quartet is comprised of members of the West Point Concert Band saxophone section. In addition to maintaining an active schedule of school and community performances, the Quartet regularly appears at national and regional conferences of note, as performers and clinicians.

Yoga-A-Go-Go for Special Needs Kids with Nora LeMorin - Scarsdale Public Library
October 28, 2012 - Scarsdale

Yoga can not only aid in teaching a child focus and balance, but self-acceptance and confidence. Traditional yoga poses and practices have been modified into a playful, non-judgmental format for fun and relaxation. No registration required.

One Puzzle Piece at a Time - Yonkers Public Library-Riverfront
October 29, 2012 - Yonkers

Meeting for parents of Special Needs children. Community Room A. For information, contact Manuela Diaz at 917-836-9563.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 29, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this very popular program is required.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 29, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this popular program is required.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 29, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Pre-registration is required.

College Workshop - Parent University: "Paperwork...Get on It!" - Briarcliff Manor Public Library
October 29, 2012 - Briarcliff Manor

Workshop discussion includes The College Essay, Resume, Admissions, and Application Process. Discussion topics: How to Write a College Essay that Stands Out and Enhances the Application; How to Create a Knock-out Resume of Interests, Awards, Skills, Work Experience, and Community Service; The Application: Who Does What?: Parents, Students, Teachers, and the Counselor; How to Get a "Head-start" and Greater Comfort Level with Admissions and Applications. Register online at eduscapeassociates.com. For more information call Gayle Marchica at 914-941-4148.

iPad Storytelling - North Forest Park Library
October 29, 2012 - Forest Hills

In this program designed for families with children affected by autism, participants will learn to use an iPad to enhance their problem solving skills by telling stories. iPads will be provided for exploration during the sessions. This program provides Spanish language support. Email [email protected] to register.

Chess Club - Queens Village Library
October 29, 2012 - Queens Village

Practice your chess skills weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Stories and More - Chappaqua Public Library
October 29, 2012 - Chappaqua

Stories and a surprise activity for children in grades K-2.

Halloween Horror! - Chappaqua Public Library
October 29, 2012 - Chappaqua

The traditional storytelling and mummy-wrapping extravaganza for grades K and up with adult. Registration required.

Toddler Time - Central Library
October 29, 2012 - Jamaica

Children ages 18 - 35 months and their caregivers can enjoy weekly story times with a children's librarian, songs, fingerplays, learning activities. Preregister online.

Mother Goose - Fresh Meadows Library
October 29, 2012 - Fresh Meadows

Young children can enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and simple picture books.

Mommy & Me Yoga - Manhasset Library
October 29, 2012 - Manhasset

Licensed instructor Beth Lipset will lead children and their caregivers through a series of one-on-one simple yoga poses. Come relax, bond with your child, and have fun. Registration begins on Monday, October 1 at 9am.

Pre-School Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
October 29, 2012 - Manhasset

Preschoolers 3 1/2 -5 years old will enjoy a storytime just for them. This is a drop-off class for children enrolled in Kindergarten. Registration begins Monday, October 1st at 9am.

Cat Photo Contest - Brooklyn Public Library, Clinton Hill Branch
Through October 31, 2012 - Clinton Hill

Take a funny picture of your cat and enter it in the Library's Cat Photo Contest. Winners receive an assortment of cat goodies--toys, food, fun things for cat lovers. The winning photo will be announced October 29. Contact the Library for further details.

Compost your Food Scraps! - Queens Public Library at Steinway
Through November 30, 2012 - Astoria

Parents can teach their children about sustainability by modeling green behaviors like composting. Simply bring your food scraps including fruit and vegetable scraps like peels, skins, or seeds), coffee grounds (including the paper filter), tea bags, eggshells, nutshells, plain bread, and pasta (no toppings) to the weekly food waste drop off location. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn the rest of your food waste into a nutrient-rich compost.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Creative kids can bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 4-12.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Toddler Story Time - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 17, 2012 - Piermont

Bring your little one, ages 6 months to 5 years, for stories and songs. Pre-registration is required. Meets every Monday except holidays.

Music Classes for Children - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 19, 2012 - Piermont

Young children are given the chance to develop basic competence in music by providing them with a rich musical experience in a relaxed and playful environment. Presented by Moon River Music Together with Catherine Rubin, the class teaches music through play. Meets the third Wednesday of each month.

Artist's Studio Space - Greenburgh Public Library
Through March 31, 2013 - Elmsford

An intergenerational program for tweens, teens, and adults. Draw Manga & Fine Art. Call Kate Colquitt at (914) 721-8224 for more information. Saturdays, March 3, 17, and 31.

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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