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Free Programs at New Dorp Library: March 2012


March is full of sayings! Some people talk about the month as though it's an animal, giving it characteristics (like the "proud" lions that represent NYPL). Some call March a lamb — soft and innocent — while others throw insults at poor old March. They call it Madness. March Madness — what a terrible thing to say! I've never seen March go mad! Julius Caesar teaches us to beware of the Ides of March — March 15 — but if you're at the Library, you won't have much to worry about!

Take part in a Tween Craft program, play your favorite games in the Teen Cafe, or jump into an exercise class like Zumba!

All and all, I think March has caught a bad rap. I mean, how could a month full of programs like these be even a little bad or mad?!

For Children:

Math and Reading Tutoring!
We have some great high school kids coming in every Saturday to tutor kids! Please call (718) 351-2977 for more information. Registration the day of the program is required. March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Read Aloud in the Library!
Meet on our famous story steps with your favorite librarians for some great stories and a coloring sheet! March 7, 14, 21 & 27 at 4 p.m.

Sojourner's Truth
March 8 at 4 p.m. (No registration needed)
“Define yourself and live your truth!” These are the words of Isabella Baumfree (Sojourner Truth), a freed ex-slave turned abolitionist, women's rights activist, and preacher. Experience Sojourner's incredible story of how she overcame tremendous struggles and obstacles while maintaining her dignity and sense of self. Presented by Urban Stages. For ages 5 and older.

Tween Scene Craft!
March 15 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Come and have fun making a cool craft!
Pre-registration is required and starts March 8.

For Teens:

Teen Cafe
Teen Cafe is the place to be! Come hang out with your friends and your favorite librarians, play some PS3 or Wii, eat some snacks, or do some homework. You can even play Magic, Yu-gi-oh, or regular cards. The Teen Café has it all. When you get out of school and your looking to unwind, head on over to New Dorp Library — we've got you covered! March 5, 12 & 19 at 2:30 p.m.

Teen Club
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! March 21 at 2:30 p.m.

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

For Adults:

Zumba meets twice a month on March 8 & 29, at 12:30 p.m. Work out and learn some new moves!

Stay Well is held on March 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 1 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 to 50 minutes and are held once a week.

Looking For a Job?
March 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Workforce 1 will be at New Dorp Library to match applicants to job opportunities in retail, banking, health care, and food services. If you have a resume, please bring it with you.

American Mah-Jongg
March 9 at 2:30 p.m.
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 skill levels are welcome.

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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