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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Westchester-Feb 11

There's so much to do in Westchester! Take a look below at today's events. Whether your child is a fan of animals, art, museums, or the great outdoors, we've got something for your family. Looking ahead to the weekend or some vacation time? Check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!!

Graphic Novel Club - Eastchester Public Library
February 11, 2019 - Eastchester

We will be reading the popular graphic novel artist Vera Brosgol's newest title, Be Prepared. A copy will be available at the Circulation Desk in the library. In Be Prepared, all Vera wants to do is fit in - but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera’s single mother can’t afford that sort of luxury, but there's one summer camp in her price range - Russian summer camp. Vera is sure she's found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the "cool girl" drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares! Registration required. 

Here We Are Together: Story Time for Children - Mount Kisco Public Library
Through February 11, 2019 - Mount Kisco

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

DIY Beaded Name Hearts & Cards - Mount Kisco Public Library
February 11, 2019 - Mount Kisco

Create a beaded name heart or a card for Valentine's Day. Ages:4-11 (younger than 5 with caregiver) Space is Limited - Registration is required.

Earring Workshop with Joan Lloyd - John C. Hart Library
February 11, 2019 - Shrub Oak

Make earrings for yourself and for a Battered Women’s Shelter. Optional: Bring any old bead jewelry that you can recycle into earrings! If you have any jewelry making tools, bring them along too.  For Adults & Teens & Tweens. Please register online or at the reference desk.

Field Library Unity Quilt Project - The Field Library
February 11, 2019 - Peekskill

Celebrate Black History Month by making a square for the Field Library Unity Quilt. All ages are welcome and all materials will be supplied. Can't make it on Monday? There's another chance to make a square on Tuesday, February 19th at 2pm.

Yoga with Robin Zuckerman - Pound Ridge Library
Through February 12, 2019 - Pound Ridge

Learn relaxation techniques and social skills and improve focus and concentration, all while working on flexibility, strength, and balance. For children in Kindergarten - Grade 2. Registration is required, as space is limited for this series.

Cuddle Up Book Club - Hart Memorial Library
Through February 12, 2019 - Yorktown

For children ages 0-5 with caregiver. Learn about famous children's authors and their work through books, activities, and songs. There will be copies of the to check out and activity sheets with suggestions to make cuddling up with the book extra special. Register online. 

Paws to Read - Hendrick Hudson Free Library
Through February 12, 2019 - Montrose

This program allows children to read aloud to a dog to build comfort, confidence, and make reading more fun. Dogs are excellent listeners. Sign up for a 15-minute reading session. Registration begins January 22.

Wednesday Afternoon 'Clue' - Pound Ridge Library
Through February 13, 2019 - Pound Ridge

Come play the classic mystery game! Prizes will be awarded to all winners!

Baby Laptime - Greenburgh Library
Through February 13, 2019 - Elmsford

Non-walking babies enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, cuddles, and fun appropriate for youngest library users. 

Mother Goose Story Time - Hendrick Hudson Free Library
Through February 14, 2019 - Montrose

Story time for children under age 2 years with adult caregiver. No registration required.

Movers and Shakers - Greenburgh Library
Through February 15, 2019 - Elmsford

Little movers and shakers can embrace their inner groove in this early literacy program for walkers up to 2 years old. 

Musical Munchkins with Adrienne Gandolfi - Pound Ridge Library
Through February 15, 2019 - Pound Ridge

Musical Munchkins, Westchester's original music program is 35 years strong! Some programs merely entertain. We build strong minds and bring children to understand and love music from the age of 6 months through 6 years old. The coolest of drums, instruments and music from around the globe, rhythm and movement games, inventive props, visuals, and use of puppets for animal songs, captivate and inspire children to create music with us. Our nurturing, experienced teachers capture hearts, while stimulating a child’s developing brain. We hope you love coming to the library to experience our unique program.

'Dancing Lessons' by Mark St. Germain - Arc Stages
Through February 16, 2019 - Pleasantville

Arc Stages to present Dancing Lessons by Mark St. Germain, beginning February 1. Pleasantville, N.Y. —Pleasantville theater company Arc Stages presents Dancing Lessons to continue their fourth season for their professional company, the Next Stage. This follows the successful run of Forbidden Broadway earlier this year. The Next Stage focuses on showcasing new, innovative work by a wide variety of exciting and talented writers. It is the third wing of a company that also includes a thriving Educational Stage and Community Stage. Performances will be held at Arc Stages, located at 147 Wheeler Avenue in Pleasantville NY. Friday, February 1 at 8pm Saturday, February 2 at 8pm Friday, February 8 at 8pm Saturday, February 9 at 8pm Sunday, February 10 at 2pm Friday, February 15 at 8pm Saturday, February 16 at 8pm Tickets are $36 for adults, $28 for students/seniors. To purchase tickets, please visit www.arcstages.org or call 914-747-6206. Dancing Lessons will be directed by Stephanie Kovacs Cohen and features Sara Brophy* & Matt Baxter Luceno*. Dancing Lessons centers on Ever, a young professor with Asperger’s syndrome, who seeks the instruction of a dancer to learn enough about dancing to survive an awards dinner. Senga, the dancer, is recovering from an injury that may stop her dancing career permanently. As their relationship unfolds, they’re both caught off-guard by the discoveries—both hilarious and heartwarming—that they make about each other and about themselves. About Arc Stages Arc Stages is a multifaceted arts organization in Pleasantville, New York, which is composed of three theatre companies under one roof. The Educational Stage: an educational theatre company where students of all ages (youth and adult) can explore the world of theatre through a professional rehearsal process, master classes, outreach and intensive ensemble work. The Community Stage: a community theatre company for actors, singers and technicians from all walks of life that offers the best in American musicals and dramas. The Next Stage: a professional theatre company that endeavors to produce high quality contemporary theatre as well as new works, cabaret, workshops and staged readings.

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'Magic: The Gathering Club' for Teens - Greenburgh Library
Through February 19, 2019 - Elmsford

Learn to play Magic -- The Trading Card Game! Get tips and tricks from an experienced Instructor, bring your decks, and battle. Whether you're a new player or an expert this group is for you-- all levels welcome! No registration required.  

Book Babies - The Field Library
Through February 20, 2019 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies up to 3) and their caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and (oh boy!) play time. No sign-up required.

Friday Afternoon Bingo - Pound Ridge Library
Through February 22, 2019 - Pound Ridge

Play everyone's favorite game! Prizes will be awarded to winners.

Exploring Play - Westchester Children's Museum
Through February 22, 2019 - Rye

Designed for children ages 2 to 4. Every month features a new theme brought to life for young children through creative and fun movement activities; song; story and a take home project for all.

Winter Wolves - Wolf Conservation Center
Through February 23, 2019 - South Salem

Winter offers families a unique opportunity to visit the wolves during their favorite time of year. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why this season is such a magical time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their maturing pups experience their first winter season. Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr as well as potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Guests will enjoy hot beverages in our woodstove-heated classroom. Please dress for COLD weather.

Fiesta with Flor Bromley - Hendrick Hudson Free Library
Through February 25, 2019 - Montrose

A fun free bilingual (English/Spanish) music program for children ages 0-5 years old with a parent/caregiver. Flor Bromley teaches Spanish through music, movement, puppetry, and theater based games. No registration required.

Chess Club - Hendrick Hudson Free Library
Through February 25, 2019 - Montrose

Come to learn, and experienced players welcome! Join Monday chess club with instructor Ray Jones and enjoy some friendly competition. For children grades 3 and up. Registration begins December 21.

LEGO My Library! - The Field Library
Through February 25, 2019 - Peekskill

Love to build? Kids 5 and up are invited to join us for a program of free play with our huge Lego collection.

Drop in Tech Help - Mount Kisco Library
Through February 26, 2019 - Mount Kisco

Drop in for help with any of your technology devices. No appointment necessary. First come first served. PC, Google, Microsoft savvy volunteer with help you with troubleshooting, downloading, Overdrive, Freegal, Hoopla or any other online service. Location of help - upstairs in the non-fiction area

Toddler Time - Greenburgh Library
Through February 26, 2019 - Elmsford

Delight and stimulate your toddler's brain with books, rhymes, and music. Toddler Time is for children ages 2 to 3 with an adult. 

Trains & Tracks - The Field Library
Through February 26, 2019 - Peekskill

Join us for a program of free play with our huge collection of Thomas and friends trains!

Movers and Shakers - Chappaqua Library
Through February 27, 2019 - Chappaqua

Music and motion for walkers under 2 with an adult. (And bubbles, too!) Just drop in.

Threes, Fours and Fives - Chappaqua Library
Through February 27, 2019 - Chappaqua

Storytimes for 3- to 5-year-olds who are ready to come in all by themselves. (Adults must stay in the library building.)

Bilingual Storytime - Mount Kisco Public Library
Through February 27, 2019 - Mount Kisco

Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish. 

Knitting & Crocheting at the Library - Mt. Kisco Public Library
Through February 27, 2019 - Mount Kisco

'Un' Wheel of Fortune - Pound Ridge Library
Through February 27, 2019 - Pound Ridge

Solve phrases just like on the classic television show. Prizes for winning are awarded, not money. For grades 3-5.

Pre-School Story Hour - Pound Ridge Library
Through February 27, 2019 - Pound Ridge

Appropriate for children ages 3-5 years. Walk-ins welcome!

Preschool Storytime - Greenburgh Library
Through February 27, 2019 - Elmsford

Preschool Storytime for Ages 3 to 5 years with an adult. Share stories and make a craft to take home. 

Young Discoverers - Westchester Children's Museum
Through February 27, 2019 - Rye

A weekly science-based drop-in program designed for children 2-5. Simple experiments and craft projects all add to the excitement of learning something new. February features The Science of Music. 

Wednesday Wintertime Stories - Hart Memorial Library
Through February 27, 2019 - Yorktown

Drop-in to stay warm for some winter traditional story time. For children of any age who will quietly listen to stories with caregiver. 

Itsy Bitsy Playgroup - Temple Sholom
Through February 27, 2019 - Greenwich

Whether you are a first-time parent or have multiple children, come chat and play with us at this free, drop-in playgroup for parents with children under two years old. Connect with other parents over the joys and bumps of parenthood, while engaging your infant/toddler in a group setting through music, motor play and story time. For more information, contact David Cohen at david.cohen@templesholom.com.

All Together Now - Chappaqua Library
Through February 28, 2019 - Chappaqua

Stories and songs for birth to 5-year-olds with an adult. Just drop in!

Read to Rover - Mt. Kisco Public Library
Through February 28, 2019 - Mount Kisco

School-age children can practice reading to a therapy dog. Sponsored by the K9 Kids 4H Club.

Museum Minis - Westchester Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2019 - Rye

Toddlers (18-24 months) and parents/caregivers are invited for a half hour of songs, moving, and plenty of fun. Meet up in Toddler Beach for social play, muscle and brain builders, tumbling and jumping, music and instruments, dancing, and story time. Group Size is limited, first come first serve.