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Free Programs at New Dorp Library: September 2013


September's here and it's time for all those back to school commercials... luckily you can find all your New Dorp Library program information here, instead of it interrupting all your favorite TV shows.

This month, we are back in action with all your favorite programs for children, teens, and adults, so spend some time at your favorite library!

Check out more of the programs you love here!

Children's Events

Picture Book Time/Reading Aloud
For ages 3 years and up.
Wednesdays, at 4 p.m.
September 4, 11, 18 & 25
Enjoy hearing books read aloud, finger plays, action rhymes and coloring..

Baby Rhyme Time
For ages birth through 17 months and their caregiver.
Friday, September 6, at 10:30 a.m.
Bring your baby to an interactive program featuring simple books, songs and gentle movement.

Preschool Program
For ages 2½ to 5 years and their caregiver.
Wednesday, September 11, at 11 a.m.
Enjoy books, finger plays, action rhymes, and coloring.

Movement Fun!
For ages 3 years and up.
Thursday, September 26th, at 4 p.m.
Swirl scarves, dance, enjoy action rhymes and more.

Free Math & Reading Tutoring - Starting September 10th
Free math tutoring for children Pre-K to 8
Free reading tutoring for children Pre-K to 3
Presented by Staten Island Technical volunteers and Stuyvesant High School volunteers.
Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., & 2 to 4 p.m.
Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Space is limited. Register in person.

Free - Family Movies!
Saturdays, at 2 p.m.
Dumbo on September 7,
Wreck It Ralph on September 14
Rise of the Guardians on September 28
Children may take home a free coloring sheet of the movie character.

Teen Events

Teen Café Remixed
September 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30
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
September 9/11, 9/18, 9/25
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)
September 9/27
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.

Events for Adults

Stay Well Exercise Program
Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2013 at 1-2 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 - 50 minutes and are held once a week.

Adult Knitting and Crochet Club
Saturdays, September 7 & 21, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Participants must supply their own yarn, needles, small scissors, and the pattern you want to work on.

Knitting Group (in Spanish)
Mondays, September 9 & 23, 2013 at 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Participants must supply their own yarn, needles, and hooks.

Zumba Workout
Thursdays, September 12 & 26, 2013 at 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.

Job Recruitment with Workforce 1
Friday, September 13, 2013, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Please bring multiple copies of your resume, photo ID and dress professionally.


American Mah Jongg
Fridays, September 13 & 27, 2013 at 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.

Wireless Wednesdays
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Wireless Wednesdays is laptop tutoring. Registration starts one week before the class.

Book Discussion
Friday, September 20, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Creative Nonfiction/Fiction/Poetry Writing Workshop
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 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.

Book Discussion in Spanish.
Monday, September 30, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.
El silencio de las palabras: la historia inolvidable de una niña que crece entre dos culturas de Jean Kwok


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