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Free Programs at New Dorp Library: October 2011


That cool breeze is back already and its blowing around all those Autumn leaves. Before you know it, the kiddies will be in costume and excited for Halloween! But don't be afraid! There's nothing to be scared of, besides the amount of great programs New Dorp Library has to offer this month!

Auntie EM & Uncle AL will be stoping by to sing us some lively & funny songs for all ages! There are lots of opportunities for the Teens to score some extra computer and gaming time! Two Halloween programs filled with some spooky fun! A Mad Scientist will visit the library and teach the kiddies some cool new tricks!

For Children:

Auntie EM & Uncle AL

On Saturday October 1st at 3pm come hear lively and funny folksongs and tunes! Many different folk instruments! Clog-dancing wooden man, dog, frog, and rabbits! Live dancer too! Storytelling—a forest folk tale acted out by handsome puppets! Free door prizes—Will you be a lucky winner? All Ages!

Discovery Days

Thursday October 6th, @ 4pm join MadScience of Westchester and Manhattan leads hands-on workshops that allow children to investigate such scientific topic as anatomy magnetism, and lights and lasers. For ages 5 to 12 years old. Pre-Registration is Required!

Read for the record! Llama Llama Red Pajama 

October 6th at 3:30pm Children up to age 12. Come and help us break a world record!

Join us as we participate in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® presented in partnership with Pearson Foundation. It's a national campaign that mobilizes adults and children to close the early education achievement gap by setting a reading world record. We will read Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney—and we will end with some fun activity sheets.

Jessie and the Case of the Missing Candy

October 20th 4pm: Jessie’s Halloween is almost ruined when she comes down with a cold and cannot trick or treat in her detective costume. However, Jessie soon learns that everyone might be in danger of missing Halloween because all of the candy has suddenly disappeared. With the help of a witch, Jessie travels to the Land of Halloween and uses her cunning detective skills to find the candy and rescue Halloween. For children ages 3 to 10 years old.

Halloween Stories & Movies

Ages 4 1/2 and up come dressed up in costume on October 27th and come to the library at 4pm to hear stories and see a few slightly scary movies based on our children's books also help blow out the wishing candle! No pre-registration is needed.


Teen Cafe is October 3rd, 17, 24 at 2:30 p.m. in New Dorp Library's community room. Hang out with your friends, bring your snacks, soda, coffee, homework, or iPod, and check out a laptop to browse the Internet.

Teen Club is a great new program at New Dorp Library. Our two favorite teen programs have merged together: Anime Club and Teen Art Club! On October 19th at 2:30 p.m., 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!

Teen Tech Time October 5th at 2:30pm 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.


American Mah Jongg

October 7th @ 2:30pm Join other American Mah Jongg enthusiasts for an afternoon of enjoyable play. If you have a Mah Jongg set and the 2011 Mah Jongg Card, please bring them. All levels are welcome!

Friday Afternoon Social at the Library

Come with your friends and enjoy listening to oldies music, playing board games and meeting new friends on October 28th at 2:30 pm

Writing Workshop with Ellen Aug Lytle

On Tuesdays October 11th, 18th & 25th at 2:30 pm Anyone interested in any type of writing is invited to participate. Each student is required to bring only a pen and pad. We do 'free writing' exercises in class. These 'warm-ups' help to loosen all the debris we accumulate, sometimes for decades. Imagination is also coaxed and brought out.

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 our post or maybe even print it out and share it with a friend.


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