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Free Programs at New Dorp Library: May 2013

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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

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.
May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
No preregistration is needed.

Mythology Workshop
For ages 6 to 12 years
Learn about myths, and write your own, and create a mythological creature craft.
May 9, Thursday at 4:00 p.m.
Preregistration is needed and will start 1 week before.

Preschool Program
For ages 2½ to 5 years and their caregiver.
Wednesday, May 15, at 11:00 a.m.
Enjoy books, finger plays, action rhymes, and coloring.
Preregistration is needed and will start 1 week before.

Baby Rhyme Time
For ages birth through 17 months, and their caregiver.
Friday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m.
Bring your baby to an interactive program featuring simple books, songs and movement.
Preregistration is required and starts 1 week before.

Free Family Movies
Free family movies will be shown on Saturdays, at 2:00 p.m.
“Brave” on May 11th & “ParaNorman” on May 18th
Children may take home a free coloring sheet of the movie character.

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

Special Program

Meet Gustafer Yellowgold
Thursday May 2nd 4:30 p.m.
Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show is a multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling.

For Teens

Teen Cafe
May 6, 13, 20
2:00-4:00 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
May 8, 22
2:00–4:00 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.


Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
May 3
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Join our Teen Advisory Group and get hands on experience volunteering for the Library. Earn Community Service hours by attending our monthly meetings and giving us your input! What's happening in your world? What’s the hottest book, movie, or cds right now? What programs does the library need? This is a great way to meet new friends and really get involved in what goes on here at the New Dorp Library. For ages 12-18.

Make at NYPL: 3D Printing and Design
May 8, 15, 22, 29
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Create your world! Learn how to build objects in 3D design software, and build them with the MakerBot Replicator. Use your imagination and math skills. For ages 12 to 18 years old.

For Adults

Adult Knitting and Crochet Club
Saturdays, May 4 and 18, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. - noon
Participants must supply their own yarn, needles, small scissors, and the pattern you want to work on.

Money Matters at NYPL: Financial Independence – Getting to Point X
Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.
People who drift toward retirement without a plan, often find when they reach retirement age, they can’t afford to retire. When you are ready to retire, will you have the means to support the lifestyle to which you have become accustomed? Learn how to: Dream it, plan for it, and implement your plan. Presented by John Vento.

Knitting Group (in Spanish)
Monday, May 6 and 13, 2013 at 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Participants must supply their own yarn, needles, and hooks.

Internet Basics
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Internet Basics for adults. Registration starts one week before the class.

Stay Well Exercise Program
Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2013 at 1:00-2:00 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 - 50 minutes and are held once a week.

Zumba Workout
Thursdays, May 9 and 23, 2013 at 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin & international music combined with dance fitness moves. Come in sneakers and comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.

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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