Kathy Bachor's blog
Even though there are rumors of snow, the daffodils have started to bloom in the Children's Garden! The Garden Rockers will meet for the first time of this season next Thursday, March 15, at 7:00pm. Spaces are filling up, so if you are in grades 2 - 5 and have a New City or West Nyack Library card and would like to join - register soon in person or by phone. Think Spring, Rockers!
What fun stuff can you do with the kids during school break February 21 - 24? Come on over to the Library and enjoy one of these open programs. All you need is your New City or West Nyack Library card for admission! Tuesday 4:00 pm - Rappin' Raptors - meet live birds. Tuesday 7:00 pm - City Winds Trio. Wednesday - 6:30 pm - Family PJ Storytime. Thursday 1:30 pm - Young Ones Storytime. Thursday 3:00 pm - Family Movie. Thursday 6:00 pm - Mr. Kurt. Friday - 3:00 pm - Family Movie.
Come meet some live local birds from the Tenafly Nature Center and hear about how they live. Why are they called "raptors"? How did they come to live at the Nature Center? How fast can they fly? Find out the answers to these questions -- and more -- on Tuesday, February 21 at 4:00 pm. No tickets are necessary, but you need to show your New City or West Nyack Library card for admittance on a first-come, first-served basis.
Don't forget - next Thursday, 2/23 and Friday, 2/24 during the Clarkstown Schools break we will show family movies at 3:00pm here at the library. No tickets are required, but you need your New City or West Nyack Library card for admittance. A limit of 85 persons are allowed in the room per fire regulations, so you may want to arrive a little early. Yes - there will be popcorn!
Even though snow is covering some of our garden, Spring will be here before we know it! Keep an eye on our website and think about warmer days! We will need to get together in March/April to clean up after the Winter storms and plan our new season of gardening.
Join Mrs. B for a six-week Winter session at the Congers Train Station. We will begin our weekly program on Tuesday January 24 at 10:00am and our last session will be Tuesday February 28. Remember to bring your floor mat and a grown-up! Come to as many sessions as are convenient for you. No registration is necessary. This storytime is appropriate for preschoolers 3 and up. Hope to see you there! (Please check the library website during inclement weather, in case we get stuck in the snow and can't meet!)
Mrs. B will be back at the Congers Train Station for All Aboard! Storytime once per week at 10:00 am starting Tuesday January 24 through Tuesday February 28 for a six-week winter session. Please bring a carpet square or cushion for sitting on the floor. Adults must stay nearby in case they are needed. (Chairs are available for adults.) This program is appropriate for preschoolers ages 3+ and no registration is necessary - come to one or all! Please check the library website for updates in case of inclement weather. See you there!
Tuesday December 20 is the last storytime at the Congers Train Station this year. Be sure to hop on board at 10 am and bring along your floor mat and a grown up! Appropriate for 3 - 5 year olds.
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.