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Yarn Bombers

THURSDAYS, JANUARY  9  - 30  at  4 PM.

YarnGRADES 4 & UP

Beat the winter blahs!  Come and learn the basics of Knit and Crochet (or work on more advanced projects) with instructors Arlene Sandner, Frieda Luxenberg and Maureen Dilleo. Program and materials are free, but registration is required. Co-sponsored by the Clarkstown Family Resource Center.

 

December is fun......but then comes January!

The gifts have been forgotten, the confetti has been vacuumed up and the long winter looms ahead. Now what?  Head over to the library, of course!  Our family musical programs are especially handy for shakin' out the cobwebs.  Whether it's in the big meeting room with Mr. Kurt, the smaller storytime room in a Matty Roxx class, or stompin' with the whole family during Romper Room, you will be energized! Don't forget about storytime - we offer a 10am and 1:30pm session every Tuesday in January - and family pajama storytime on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm on January 8th and 22nd.  Need more?  We've got a drop-in Boredom Busters program each Friday at 4:00pm as well as a sprinkling of crafts!  Check on the children's event tab at the top of this page for more details for all our upcoming programs.  Of course, we have new books and dvds to take home anytime.  Drop by the children's reference desk for help in choosing the right programs and materials for your family.  We look forward to seeing you!

Author's December Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jan Brett!!

 Jan Brett is a beloved children's author and illustrator.  In honor of her birthday this month, visit the website www.janbrett.com.  Here you can read about Ms. Brett's life, career, and inspiration.  Learn about her books and the personal stories behind them.  Find printable coloring pages, cards and games, along with computer games and email cards.  "How to draw" videos are also available.  Ideas for activities can be used at home or in the classroom.  After you have explored the website, come to the library and check out our large selection of Jan Brett titles.  Favorites include:

The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale

Gingerbread Baby

Website of the Month

OCTOBER'S WEBSITE

The Book Whisperer

All Aboard! Storytime is back!

                     

NO PROGRAM ON TUESDAY 10/8/13. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Drop-in storytime at the Congers Train Station will be presented for six weeks, starting September 17th, every Tuesday at 10am.  Bring a mat to sit on and grownups must stay with their little ones.  No registration or library card is needed, so come by when it is convenient for your family. There is plenty of parking and restrooms are available.  Suitable for good little listeners ages 3 and up.  The last session will be on October 29th and will feature spooky stories, so wear your costumes! 

Website of the Month

SEPTEMBER'S WEBSITE

Highlights

Highlights has a wonderful website with many of the magazine's features that you have always loved:

PLAY Hidden pictures, games, sudoku, puzzles, matching and jokes

READ Stories, articles, and poetry

MAKE Recipes, science experiments, and crafts

SHARE  your art work, science questions

 

 

Family Movie Today: Duma

Family Movie

A charming story of friendship between a boy and his adopted animal friend.

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 3PM

Kids' Book Groups? We've got that!

In the fall, some of our popular book discussion groups for children and families will resume.  There will even be some new ones!"Girls' Night In" explores books with 5th & 6th grade girls and their mothers.  Co-sponsored by the Clarkstown Family Resource Center, "Bedazzled by Books" is a new group, serving 4th grade girls and their moms.  How about the guys, you say? We have "Boys, Building and Books", also co-sponsored by the CFRC, for boys grades 3 and up with their dads.  Another group will start up after the new year, for boys grades 3-6.

Website of the Month

AUGUST WEBSITE

Marvel Kids

On August 1st 1962, Marvel Comics introduced a new character.............SPIDERMAN.  Fifty-one years later, kids are still fascinated by Spiderman.  Go to the Marvel Kids website to learn fun facts about Spidey and his superhero friends-- Ironman, Captain America, Hulk, Falcon, Thor, and Wolverine.  While you're there, read digital comic books, play fun games, color and draw your favorite characters in action.   Then come to the library and check out our superhero collection, including picture books, early readers, paperback series, and graphic novels.  We've got it all!

 

Too hot to travel with the kids?

Then come to your air-conditioned library and look through our children's book stacks for foreign-language or bi-lingual picture books, grab a travelling with kids guidebook, an appropriate cookbook and have an imaginary trip!  How else can you be in China for breakfast, Italy for lunch, and Puerto Rico for dinner?  Throughout our non-fiction stacks you will find books on celebrations in different countries and regions of the USA, cooking, geography, language, crafts.....well, you get the idea!  So don't worry about packing the car, booking plane tickets and hotels - travel the world in the children's library!

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