Here's February, and you already knew it was coming — not because of your calendar, but because of all the red and pink Valentine's Day things you've been seeing in all the stores! Why don't you make New Dorp Library your Valentine this year? Curl up with a book in one of our new comfy chairs or take a movie home to enjoy a night in. Feeling active? Spend some time with the ones you love and attend one of our programs! We've got a little something for everyone!
We won't send you flowers or candy, but we will fill your arms with free books, movies, and programs!
Here are some cute Valentine's Day quotes that were edited to be library quotes:
"If I could reach up and hold a book for every time you've made me smile, the entire New York Public Library would be in the palm of my hand."
"Better let my book be without words, than my words without a book."
"At the touch of a book, everyone becomes a poet."
Read Aloud in the Library!
Meet on our famous story steps with your favorite librarians for some great stories and a coloring sheet! February 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 4 p.m.
Hey gum-shoes! Get ready to become a spy! Mad science will take you through the tools and careers of a real spy! February 2 at 4 p.m. For ages 6 to 12. Pre-registration is required one week before the program.
Craft from the Heart!
Come in and get creative — make a Valentines Day craft! Pre-registration is required one week before the program. For ages 5 to 12. February 9 at 4 p.m.
Math and Reading Tutoring!
We have some great high school kids coming in every Saturday to tutor kids! Please call (718) 351-2977 for more information. Registration the day of the program is required. February 4, 11, 18 & 25, from 2 to 4 p.m.
For Teens (12 to 18 years old):
Teen Cafe is the place to be! Come hang out with your friends and your favorite librarians, play some PS3 or Wii, eat some snacks, or do some homework. You can even play Magic, Yu-gi-oh, or regular cards. The Teen Café has it all. When you get out of school and your looking to unwind, head on over to New Dorp Library — we got you covered! February 6, 13 & 27 at 2:30 p.m.
Our two favorite teen programs have merged together: Anime Club and Teen Art Club! Join us and play a game, do some homework, meet new friends, create your own artwork, or discuss and watch anime! There's a little something for everyone! February 15 at 2:30 p.m.
Teen Tech Time
This is a great opportunity for teens to work on Library laptops without waiting or using up their one appointment per day. Use this time to work on a project or just surf the web. February 8 at 2:30 p.m.
Super Smash Brothers Tournament
Do you have what it takes to win? There will be eight to 12 slots open for this tournament; no pre-registration is needed. The first teens to sign in will play, so please arrive on time. The official competition will begin between 2:30 and 3 p.m. There will be a two-loss elimination. The winner and runner up will both receive prizes. Even if you don't want to play the game, you are welcome to come cheer your friends on! We have not decided which version we will be playing — SSB Brawl or SSB Melee — so vote here. Game cube controllers will be provided, but you can bring your own too! Monday February 27, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Exercise at your Library!
Zumba meets twice a month on February 2 & 16 at 12:30 p.m. Work out and learn some new moves!
Stay Well is held on February 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 1 p.m. The Stay Well exercise program is geared for all seniors, ranging from the fit to those with disabilities. The curriculum includes aerobic exercises as well as routines designed to enhance balance, build muscle strength, and aid in the performance of the tasks associated with daily living. Classes end with stress reduction exercises. Classes normally run 40 to 50 minutes and are held once a week.
Take the Chill Out of Your Winter Energy Bills!
Learn simple steps to reduce your energy waste and learn about consumer protection! Presented in collaboration with the New York State Public Service Commission. February 23, from 6 to 7 p.m.
Tom Sawyer: On film and On the Page!
Staten Island OutLOUD hosts an all-ages reading and screening of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. February 4 at 2:30 p.m.
To pre-register for any program, please call (718) 351-2977.
These are just a few of the many programs New Dorp Library offers — look at the online calendar for more programs! Bookmark this blog post and the online calendar, or print it out and share it with a friend!