Kathy Bachor's blog
Our year-round Backyard Nature program continues by participating in Project FeederWatch with The Cornell (University) Lab of Ornithology. They collect information from birdwatchers throughout the USA and Canada to keep track of bird populations and increase scientific knowledge of changes in bird migration patterns. Now our Winter children's garden is a haven for local birds! Please take a moment to watch for birds in the garden when you next visit us! Maybe you'll be lucky and see the Hairy Woodpecker who has been visiting our feeders recently. We have many books to help you learn about and identify our local birds - come on over and check them out!
In January, there will be four Backyard Nature workshops - open to children from Clarkstown in grades 3 - 6.
EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) Parenting Workshops coming up on November 28 (Topic: Conflict Resolution) and December 12 at 7:00 pm. Through small, supportive discussion groups, parents discuss concerns and exchange ideas and parenting techniques. EPIC workshops are offered to parents of children from birth through adolescence with accompanying manuals, which are available in both English and Spanish. These workshops help parents/guardians strengthen their skills for raising children in today's complex society. Register in person or by phone. Contact: Arlene Sandner 634-4997 ext 122.
Tuesday - October 18 - 4:00 pm
Cap off our Backyard Nature fall programs and learn about a variety of turtles. Expert Steven Woyce will be bringing along some of his favorite friends with shells! Tickets available October 11 at the Children's reference desk. Best suited for grades 1 and up.
All Aboard! Storytime is back on track! Don't forget to bring a mat or cushion to sit on the floor! See you for our first session - Tuesday, September 27 at 10:00 am at the Congers Train Station Park - appropriate for 3-5 year olds.
Geared for 4th - 6th graders, this ongoing program will explore local wildlife and habitats. Four sessions will take place in Fall, four in Winter, and four in Spring. Each session will focus on groups such as birds, plants, etc., with hands-on fun activities and crafts. We will use the Storytime Room and the Children's Garden. Special additional events are planned, so please watch our Children's Events page for further information and updates. Registration is under way for the first session - Backyard Nature: Birds - which will be held on Tuesday 9/20/11. Other Fall sessions are: Bugs - Tuesday 9/27; Mammals - Tuesday 10/4, and Plants - Tuesday 10/11.
No registration necessary -- just come on down for this new event on whichever dates work for you!
Join Mrs. B for preschool storytime at the Congers Train Station. Each child needs a carpet square or cushion for sitting on the floor. Adults need to stay close at hand in case they are needed. Restrooms are available, and there's plenty of parking. About 25 children ages 3 - 5 will fit comfortably. The storytime will last 30 minutes or so.
Planned dates for this program are
Tuesdays - September 20 & 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
Please come on down and join us for this new event!
Join Mrs. B. for preschool storytime at the Congers Train Station. Each child needs a carpet square or cushion for sitting on the floor. Adults need to stay close at hand in case they are needed. Restrooms are available, and there's plenty of parking. About 25 children ages 3-5 will fit comfortably. The storytime will last 30 minutes or so.