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Free Programs at New Dorp Library: May 2012

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So everyone knows the famous saying about how April showers will bring May flowers.. It's starting to look like that saying has changed! But don't write off May just yet! There are so many different things going on all over the world this month..

Did you know that within the first week of May they hold the Kentucky Derby? Cinco De Mayo, May 5th is a huge celebration world wide, but originated in Mexico! New Zealand celebrates May as Music Month! All across the UK, people break out their pearly whites for National Smile Month! May 25th is Towel Day! That's the day you could celebrate the life and work of Mr. Douglas Adams, the author of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy!

Now we may not have a fancy title for our celebrations here at New Dorp Library this month... but we do have tons of programs for every single one of you to enjoy!

Hrm.... National New Dorp Library Appreciation month? Hey, we wont argue if you want to celebrate it... especially if it becomes year round!

For Children:

Read Aloud in the Library!
Meet on our famous story steps with your favorite librarians for some great stories and a coloring sheet! May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 4 p.m.

Math / Reading Tutoring
Now we have more FREE tutoring! Wednesday tutoring is at 4:30 pm. On Saturdays there are 2 sessions one at 11 am and one at 2 pm! Pre registration is required on the day of each tutoring program. May 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 23, 26, 30 Please call the New Dorp Branch for any other details or questions.

Crafts!
May 17th 4 - 5pm Come and have fun making a cool craft! Pre-registration is required and starts May 10th.

For Teens:

Teen Cafe
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've got you covered! May 7, 14, 21 at 2:30 p.m.

Teen Club
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! May 23 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. May 9 at 2:30 p.m.

For Adults:

Stay Well Exercise is held on May 8, 15, 22, 29 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.

Zumba meets twice a month on May 5 & 19 at 12:30 p.m. Work out and learn some new moves!

Friday Afternoon Social
May 18th at 2:30 pm
Come with your friends and enjoy listening to oldies music, playing board games and meeting new friends. For ages 40+.

Book Discussion in Spanish!
May 21st at 4:30 pm
Venga y participe en nuestro grupo de lectura donde discutiremos “Un largo camino, memorias de un niño soldado” de Ishmael Beah.
Pase un rato agradable conviviendo con sus vecinos. Puede obtener una copia del libro viniendo a la biblioteca o puede ordenar el libro por medio de nuestro catalogo. Necesita leer el libro previo a la reunión.

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!

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