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Free Programs at New Dorp Library: January 2014

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The New Year is almost here!

Many things are changing, but one thing that will never change is your local library is here for you. You can always depend on us to have great materials for you and your family to take home and enjoy all year round. So this year, make your new year's resolution to get yourself a library card and ring in a year filled with books, movies and programs!

For Children

Picture Book Time/Reading Aloud
For children ages 3 years and up.
Enjoy hearing books read aloud, finger plays, action rhymes and coloring.
Wednesdays, at 4 p.m.
January 8, 15, 22 & 29

“Baby Rhyme Time”
For children ages birth through 1/12 years and their caregiver.
Friday, January 3, at 10:30 a.m.
Bring your baby to an interactive program featuring simple books, songs and gentle movement.

“Preschool Program”
For children ages 2 ½ to 5 years and their caregiver.
Wednesday, January 15, at 11 a.m.
Enjoy books, finger plays, action rhymes, and coloring.

Games & Gaming Program
Ages 6 to 12 years
Thursday, January 23, at 4 p.m.
Enjoy playing board games, bottle bowling and more!
Space is limited. Please preregister starting 1/16.

Free - Family Movies!
Free family movies will be shown on some Saturdays, at 2 p.m.
1/4 “Cinderella III”, 1/11 “Born to Be Wild” & 1/18 “Delhi Safari”
Children may take home a free coloring sheet of the movie character.

Free Math & Reading Tutoring
Free math tutoring for children Pre-K to 8th grade
Free reading tutoring for children Pre-K to 3rd grade
Presented by Staten Island Technical H.S. volunteers and Stuyvesant High School volunteers.
Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (no tutoring 1/21, Tuesday)
Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., & 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Space is limited. Register in person. Children get about 20 minutes tutoring each.

For Teens

Teen Café Remixed
January 1/6, 1/13, 1/27
2 - 4 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
January 1/8, 1/15, 1/29
2 – 4 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)
January 1/17
2 – 4 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 cd 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.

For Adults

Writing Workshop
Tuesdays, January 7 & 14, 2014 @ 2:30 p.m.
With Ellen Aug Lytle. This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Open Lab
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Are you having trouble with your email? Don’t know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance. Registration begins on January 2, 2014.

Zumba Workout
Thursdays, January 9 & 23, 2014 @ 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.

American Mah Jongg
Friday, January 10 & 31, 2014 @ 2:30-4 p.m.
Join other American Mah Jongg enthusiasts for an afternoon of enjoyable play. If you have a Mah Jongg set and a Mah Jongg Card, please bring them. All levels welcome.

Mouse & Keyboarding Basics
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 2:30-4:30M
Learn how to hold, click, and move the mouse and practice your keyboarding skills. Registration begins on January 3, 2014.

Book Discussion
Friday, January 24, 2014 @ 2:30 p.m.
“The Return of the Native” by Thomas Hardy

Book Discussion in Spanish
Monday, January 27, 2014 @ 4:30 p.m.
“El manuscrito encontrado en Accra” de Paulo Coelho

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