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Free Programs at New Dorp Library: December 2012

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The holidays are right around the corner, and if you need a break from all that shopping, New Dorp Library is the place to go! We've got just what the kiddies are looking for this year: stories, read alouds, and a pajama party! Teens can have an awesome time playing those new video games they love, or making new friends! Adults can learn about that new computer they got as a present and save some cash by learning how to make jewelry to give as a great gift!

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So give that credit card a rest and use the one card that really gives back this holiday season — your library card!

Check out all these great activities you can be a part of at New Dorp Library!

For Children

Picture Book Time
For ages 3 and up
Enjoy hearing books read aloud, finger plays, action rhymes and coloring.
Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.
December 5, 12, 19 & 26
No preregistration is needed.

Preschool Program
For ages 2½ - 5 years and caregiver
Enjoy books, finger plays, action rhymes and coloring.
Wednesday, December 5, at 11:00 a.m.
Preregistration is required and will start 1 week before.

Toddler Rhyme Time
For ages 18 – 30 months and caregiver
Bring your toddler to an interactive program featuring books, rhymes, and songs.
Friday, December 7, at 10:30 a.m.
Preregistration is required and will start 1 week before.

Winter Pajama Party! – Stories & Rhymes
For ages 3 years and up
Wear your pajamas to the library – for stories, songs, dance & rhymes!
Thursday, December 20, at 4:00PM.
No preregistration needed.

Free - Math & Reading Tutoring
Math tutoring: for children Pre-K to 8th grade
Reading tutoring: for children Pre-K to 3rd grade
Presented by Staten Island Technical volunteers and Stuyvesant High School volunteers
Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., & 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Space is limited. Register in person at the library that day.

Special Event for Children

Perfectly Penguin
Thursday, December 13, 2012
4:00 p.m.
Why would a wild polar bear never eat a penguin? Find out the answer and learn many other facts about penguins and their amazing adaptations in our interactive show "A Penguin State of Mind." Discover the importance of conservation as it relates to a polar habitat thousands of miles away. Presented by Central Park Zoo Wildlife Theatre. For ages 6 and older.

For Teens

Teen Café Remixed
December - 12/3, 12/10, 12/17
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Come join us for fun in the community room. Play your favorite games
on the PS3 and the Wii. Come hang out with your friends! You can bring
your snacks, soda, coffee, homework, iPod. Check out a laptop and
browse the internet! For ages 12-18.

Teen Club
December - 12/5, 12/19
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Your two favorite programs – Teen Art & Anime Club have combined !!
Talk Anime and Draw Manga or Talk Manga and don’t draw Anime. It’s up
to you. For ages 12 to 18.

For Adults

Stay Well Exercise Program
Tuesdays, December 4, 11, & 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Description: 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 - 50 minutes and are held once a week.

Wireless Wednesdays
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Description: Wireless Wednesdays is laptop tutoring. Registration starts one week before the class.

Zumba Workout
Thursdays, December 6, 13, & 20, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.
Description: Zumba is a fusion of Latin & international music combined with dance fitness moves. Come in sneakers and comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.

Book Discussion.
Friday, December 7, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.
“The Touchstone” and “Sanctuary” In Collected Stories, vol 1, 1891-1910 by Edith Wharton

Jewelry-Making with Gwendolyn Larson
Saturday, December 8, 2012, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Description: In this hands-on class basic jewelry-making techniques will be taught. With Gwendolyn Larson, a self-taught artisan. Registration starts November 7, 2012.

Book Discussion in Spanish
Monday, December 17, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.
“Escucha a tu corazón” de Andrew Matthews

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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