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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!

Karaoke Dance Party!! Can you dig it??

Come one, come all, to New City Library's meeting room for the Karaoke Dance Party!  3:00pm Friday, July 12.  There will be thousands of songs to choose from, including hits from your favorite stars.........Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, One Direction, Justin Bieber, Disney....the list goes on and on!  Since we have the big room, we can have a big party!  Disco lights, glow sticks, snacks.  Bring your friends, neighbors, family and dancing shoes!  Plenty of spaces left for dropping in if you can...be there or be square!

Website of the Month

July's Website

ENCHANTED LEARNING

The library's summer reading program is in full swing!  As you 'Dig In', you might just bump into a few unexpected creatures.  Check out Enchanted Learning's website to learn more about these burrowing animals that live underground, such as ants, cicadas, badgers, groundhogs, moles, woodchucks, and many more.  Interesting details include each animal's anatomy, diet and habitat as well as printable pictures to color.  Want to learn even more?  Come on in and browse the library's non-fiction shelves for these titles:

The secret lives of burrowing beasts by Sara Swan Miller (J 591.5648MIL)

Under the ground by Pascale de Bougoing (J 591.564BOU)

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