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Free Programs at New Dorp Library: December 2013


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 alouds, and crafts! Teens can have an awesome time playing those new video games they love, or making new friends! Adults can learn about that new computer they got as a present and save some cash by learning how to knit something to give as a great gift!

So give that credit card a rest and use the one card that really gives back this holiday season—your library card!

Check out all these great activities you can be a part of at New Dorp Library!

For Children

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

Preschool Program
For ages 2½ to 5 years and their caregiver.
Wednesday, December 4, at 11 a.m.
Enjoy books, finger plays, action rhymes, and coloring.

“Toddler Rhyme Time”
For ages 1½ - 2½ years and their caregiver.
Friday, December 13, at 10:30 a.m.
Bring your toddler to an interactive program featuring books, finger rhymes and songs.

Free - Family Movies!
Free family movies will be shown on some Saturdays, at 2 p.m.
12/7/13 “Over the Hedge”, 12/14/13 “Peter Pan”, 12/28/13 “Black Cauldron”
Children may take home a free coloring sheet of the movie character.

Winter Stories and Craft
For ages 4 years and up.
Thursday, December 19, at 4 p.m.
Warm up with some fun stories and a craft.
Preregistration is needed starting 1 week before.

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

For Teens

Teen Café Remixed
December 12/2, 12/9, 12/16
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
December 12/4, 12/11, 12/18
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)
December 12/20
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.

For Adults

Bilingual Knitting and Crochet Club (English & Espanñol)
Mondays, December 2 & 9, 2013 @ 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Participants must supply their own yarn, needles, and hooks.

Stay Well Exercise Program
Tuesdays, December 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2013 @ 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.

Creative Nonfiction/Fiction/Poetry Writing Workshop
Tuesdays, December 3, 10 & 17, 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.

Zumba Workout
Thursdays, December 5 & 19, 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.

American Mah Jongg
Friday, December 6 & 20, 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.

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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