Library Events for Kids and Teens in Westchester Week of February 11

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester Check out these free and low-cost library events and programs for kids and teens in Westchester this week of February 11. 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 Westchester, go to our complete calendar of events.

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Mommy and Me Yoga - Scarsdale Public Library
February 11, 2013 - Scarsdale

For children who are walking, up to age 5. Registration is required, but not limited to Scarsdale cardholders.

Mardi Gras Mask Making - White Plains Public Library
February 12, 2013 - White Plains

Celebrate "Carnival," and make fun and festive masks to wear. Mardi Gras (also known as Shrove Tuesday) marks the final day to party and eat sweets before the season of Lent. Music and refreshments will set the mood. For grades 3-6.

Valentine Origami - Chappaqua Public Library
February 12, 2013 - Chappaqua

Children in grades 3-6 can make special valentines for the people they love. Registration required.

Colorful Tuesdays - RED! - Chappaqua Public Library
February 12, 2013 - Chappaqua

Children ages 3-5 fight back against winter's dreariness with color on Tuesday afternoons. Registration required.

Book Babies - The Field Library
February 13, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Jr. Garden Club - Chappaqua Public Library
February 13, 2013 - Chappaqua

Kids in grades 2-3 are invited to kick-start spring by starting seeds. Registration required.

Valentine's Day Fun - White Plains Public Library
February 13, 2013 - White Plains

Valentine's Day stories, songs, activities, and a bedtime snack for the whole family. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Puppets Read Jokes - White Plains Public Library
February 14, 2013 - White Plains

Make a puppet, then learn how to use the puppet and practice reading jokes.

Teen Thursdays - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
February 14, 2013 - Yonkers

Hang out with Z, the teen librarian, create arts & crafts, play board games/PS3, take quizzes, enter a monthly raffle, and win small prizes at Bingo...and more. Something different every week. Open to tweens and teens, ages 12-19 in the Teen Scene.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
February 15, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Black History Month Interactive Read Aloud: 'These Hands' - White Plains Public Library
February 17, 2013 - White Plains

Children in grades 1-6 with their families are invited to celebrate Black History Month with an interactive reading of the book, "These Hands," written by Margaret H. Mason and illustrated by Floyd Cooper. Everyone will participate and be inspired by the story of overcoming racial discrimination at American bakery factories during the 1950s and early 1960s. Refreshments to follow.

Black History StoryWalk: 'Molly, By Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams? - White Plains Public Library
Through March 17, 2013 - White Plains

Along this StoryWalk, kids in grades 1-6 and their families will learn about Molly Williams, an African American cook for NYC's Fire Company 11 in 1818, who is thought to be America's first female firefighter. The StoryWalk is based on the book entitled, ?Molly, by Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter," written by Dianne Ochiltree and illustrated by Kathleen Kemly. The StoryWalk opens Sunday, February 17 at 1pm, and continues through Sunday, March 17.