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Free Programs at New Dorp Library: December 2011


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 aloud, and a fun play to watch! Teens can have an awesome time playing those new video games they love, or enter a tournament for a holiday prize! 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!

So put away that credit card and use the one card that really gives back this holiday season — your library card!

A happy New Year., Digital ID 1587964, New York Public LibraryCheck out all these great activities you can be a part of at New Dorp Library!

For Children

"The Tortoise and the Hare" Puppet Show!
December 8 at 4 p.m. Puppets bring to life this classic Aesop fable about the great race between a lovable turtle and an arrogant hare! No preregistration is needed for ages 3 and older! [Thanks to our friends at Dongan Hills Library For this picture!] 

Read Aloud in the Library!
December 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 4 p.m. Meet on our famous story steps, enjoy some creative stories out loud, and then get creative with a coloring sheet! 

Preschool Story Time
December 14 at 11 a.m. Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 and their parents/caregivers can enjoy new and classic picture books, action songs, and related activities, and meet other preschoolers in the neighborhood. Preregistration is required and begins one week before the event.

For Teens:

(Ages 12 to 18)

Teen Tech Time
December 7 at 2:30 p.m. 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. 

Teen Club
December 21 at 2:30 p.m. 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!


Teen Cafe
December 5, 12 & 19 at 2:30 p.m. in the community room. Hang out with your friends, bring your snacks, soda, coffee, homework, or iPod, and check out a laptop to browse the Internet.

Call of Duty Tournament
December 19 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Teens ages 12 to 18 have the opportunity to sign up for the PS3 Call of Duty Tournament! We will test your skills in the popular game room from 3 to 4 p.m. There will be 10 one-on-one rounds and a final show-down match. The winner will be determined by how many times you eliminate your opponent, so it's any ones game! Eight slots will be available for players. Come in and sign up at 2:30 p.m., and then your name will be entered into a hat to decide the players and the order of their playing. We will have the Wii setup so others can play also. The champion will win a prize and a year's worth of bragging rights! Remember: you've got to be in it to win it!

For Adults:

E-Reader Petting Zoo
December 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No preregistration required. Have you seen people reading books on gadgets like the Kindle and the Nook? Or maybe you know people who have downloaded books from their home computer so they can read them on one of these devices? Come into New Dorp Library and test out all the newest advances in e-readers and portable technology. 

Jewelry Making!
December 10 at 2:30 p.m. Sign up is required. This hands-on class will teach basic jewelry making techniques. From an assortment of glass beads, you will create your own style of earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Those who have taken this course are amazed at how easy it is to design their own jewelry. No experience is necessary. All materials and tools are provided. 

Friday Social at the Library!
December 16 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Come with your friends and enjoy listening to oldies music, playing board games, and meeting new friends. For ages 40 and older. 

We have tons more programs that you may be interested in! Check out the Library's online calendar or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for tons of updates!



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