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Pumpkinpalooza Returns!

Story for Kids Club from Clarkstown North High School will once again present spooky stories for your enjoyment this Friday, October 20 at 4:30pm. Appropriate for brave kids ages 4 and up! Come in costume....if you dare!!! There will be light refreshments..

Summer's Nearly Here!

And New City Library Children's Department is ready! Sign up for our Summer Reading Club starting June 26th for kids ages 2 and up. Come to one of our great programs -- crafts, sewing, music, 3-D printing, Chess Club, Family Fun Night, Movies, the list goes on! Not enough? Well...we have lots of special events, too - Magic Show, Flow Circus, Mad Science, Garden Arts, live animal educational programs and a special program on Tuesday Aug 8 presented by Joe Lennox, space program historian, to get us ready for solar eclipse viewing on the library lawn on Monday Aug 21! We'll even supply special glasses to protect your eyes! Just click on the children's tab above then click on events for all the listings and further details for upcoming fun. See you soon!

Afternoon Tea in the Children's Garden

Please join us for tea and light refreshments in the Children's Garden from 2:00 - 4:00pm Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4. We do this to honor our garden volunteers for their help and hard work and to bring attention to this beautiful cloistered garden everyone can enjoy! Fancy hats are not required, but if you'd like to wear one, please do! Hope to see you there.

Spring is on the Way!

                                   

Spring may seem a long way off, but check your mailbox soon for the New City Library's Spring Newsletter which is full of fun activities in March, April and May for your children.

 

No - not these Fab Four...

...your fab four or five-year-old preschooler! We are starting a weekly program just for them! Concentrating on concepts and learning strategies geared for this age group, we will explore social interaction, science, math, music and pre-reading skills -- and have fun doing it! Adult participation is not needed, but grown-ups must remain in the library while the children are in the sessions. Sign up and come weekly. The first session is on Thursday, September 8th at 1:30pm. Registration is under way.

On your mark, get set, READ!

To get started, run right over to New City Library starting June 27 and pick up your summer reading packet. We'll be charging towards the finish line in our triathalon of enjoying books. The different levels of readers will be represented by a swimmer, bicycle, and running shoe. The race will reach the finish line on August 13. Along the way there will be special programs, movies, (Click on the childrens events tab above for a full list.) , book bucks to spend on prizes, and some finishers will earn a chance on exciting prizes -- including Kindle Fires!! So come on over June 27 and get your summer reading started!

Tea Party in the Children's Garden

Please join us in the Children's Garden for tea and light refreshments. We'll be serving from 2 - 4pm both Saturday and Sunday June 4 & 5. We look forward to seeing you! Wearing fancy hats is encouraged!

Rain, rain go away! Let's watch DVDs today!

Here are some recent additions to our non-fiction DVDs:

Rights & responsibilties of US Citizenship

Animal behaviour & communication

Famous inventors and inventions

I love big trains

A Lego brickumentary

Exploring our past: Native Peoples of the Northwest

Road to revolution: Historic Philiadelphia

All about cowboys for kids

Florence Nightingale

Marco Polo

Or try an old classic:

Addams Family TV Show

Batman TV Show (1960s)

Brave Little Toaster

Star Wars & Karaoke?

Well, I don't think these guys have lyrics on youtube, but we have another Family Fun Night planned for Friday April 29 ---Karaoke!!! Just sign up on the children's events page, give us a call, or pick up a ticket at the children's desk. We're looking for songlist suggestions as well. But why the Cantina band? Well - on Monday April 25, we're showing Star Wars: A New Hope, on April 26, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and on April 27, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi -- all at 2:00pm each day. Kids can sign up for Star Wars Day crafts offered on May 4th, and all month long we'll be having a Star Wars character hunt in the children's room - with prizes!! Come on in and join the fun! May the Fourth be with you!

ALA Best Websites

GETTY GAMES

The American Library Association (ALA) provides a list of great and educational websites for kids.  Getty Games is one of them.  Go online to learn about the Getty Museum and its art collection.  You can also play games such as Find What's Different, Detail Finding, Memory, and Jigsaw Puzzles.  In addition, there are instructions on how to make art inspired craft projects at home.  After you have explored this site, come to the library to learn more.

Monet (JDVD 759.4 VEN)

Degas and the dancer (JDVD 759.4 DEG)

Henri Rousseau (J 759.4 VEN)

Henri Matisse (J 759.4 VEN)

A weekend with Rembrandt (JB Rembrandt)

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