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Free Programs at New Dorp Library: April 2012


Spring is in the air! I know this because my nose reminds me all day long! But you know what really takes away the sinus pressure? A trip to my local library! Visit and join one of these great programs that will make you forget about all that pollen!

Sit in on the Sword in the Stone or play cool recycling games for Earth Day! Teen Club is a great place to whip out your Magic, Yu-gi-oh!, or Pokemon Deck! Adults can take an exercise class to prep for the beach, or relax in the book club with a new interesting book!

Show those allergies who's the boss, and get out and have some fun at New Dorp Library!


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. April 7, 14, 21, 28 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! April 11, 18, 25 at 4 p.m.

Toddler Story Time April 13 at 10:30 a.m. Toddlers from 13 to 30 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.

Sword In the Stone
April 19 at 4 p.m. Young Wart stumbles upon an unusual friend — a memorable and beloved old sorcerer named Merlin. With Merlin's guidance, Young Wart is astonished to discover that he is the only person in the kingdom who can pull an embedded sword — the legendary blade, Excalibur — from its massive stone pedestal. Little does Young Wart know that he will one day grow up to become the just, ethical, and admired King Arthur! Presented by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company. For ages 4 and older.

Earth Day Celebration!
Come and celebrate our planet by playing games and making a recycled craft!
Pre-registration is required and starts April 19.

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 you're looking to unwind, head on over to New Dorp Library — we've got you covered! April 16 & 23 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. April 4 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! April 18 at 2:30 p.m.

For Adults:

Stay Well Exercise is held on April 10, 17, 24, 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.

Zumba meets twice a month on April 5 & 19 at 12:30 p.m. Work out and learn some new moves!

Book Discussion The New Dorp Book Discussion Group will meet Friday April 20 at 2:30 p.m. We will read Summer by Edith Wharton. Participants need to read the book prior to the meeting. The book can be requested using the Library's catalog, by phone call or in person.

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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