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Can't something be easier???

Well, we're trying! You may have noticed that most children's programs requiring registration start the sign-up on the 1st or 15th, rather than scattered throughout the month. Easier to remember! Beneath the program description on our children's events page is a 'register' button. Just click on that and fill out the requested information. You will need your library card number. Once you are registered on-line, you will get a reminder email a day or two prior to the program! Of course, you can also phone or drop by the children's desk any time and we'll walk you through it. Can't plan too far in advance? Then take note of our many drop-in programs and stop by for one. Please be mindful of any age requirements and be sure to have your library card handy.  See you soon!

History in November


King Tutankhamen

Pumpkinpalooza returns!!

Those spooky teens are at it again! Join us next Friday, October 23 at 4:00pm for a riveting program of scary stories told by the "Story for Kids" club from Clarkstown North High School.  Wear your costume and join us.  Best for good little listeners ages 5 and up. Light refreshments will be served after the program.  We have limited space, so please come a little early.  See you then ---- if you dare!




Family Fun Night! Friday October 9th


Tickets still available

All Ages Welcome

Join us at the library for a hoedown!  Pat Cannon of Foot and Fiddle will be the caller for this family event. 

Refreshments at 5:00pm

Dancing starts at 5:30pm

Please arrive by 6pm before the library closes to the general public for the day. 



Historic October

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

In 1675, explorers required more accurate maps to navigate the seas.  Cartographers began by setting longitude at Greenwich, England.  On October 13, 1884 this location was established as the "starting point" of time, since it is at the Prime Meridian.  You can calculate the time at any location on the globe by starting at Greenwich (0 longitude) with every 15 degrees longitude representing one hour.  Are confused you?  Then check out www.greenwichmeantime.com for clarification.  Learn more about GMT, time around the world, daylight savings time, and more.  Still confused?  Then you need to come to the library and discover our collection of books and dvds about time.  Here are some titles to look for:

Greenwich guide (J529 DOL)

Time zones (J389 NAG)

It's about time (J529 EST)

Summer may be over......

....but there's still fun to be had at the library! Drop in for Chess Club, Romper Room, Storytime, Lego Builders, Sensory Storytime, Art-a-la-Carte, Mystery Pictures or our other non-registered programs.  Need to plan ahead?  Then sign up for a registered program like a book club, an art or crafts program - or grab a ticket to our first after-hours Family Fun Night Square Dance with refreshments and a real, live, in-person caller! There are always new books and DVDs coming in as well.  Just click on the Children's events tab, or come on in to check out our collections.  We look forward to seeing you!

Boys Book Club


Sign up for this unique book club for boys in 3rd-6th grade.  Each member will read independently whichever title they choose.  Then we meet once a month for discussion, peer reviews, extension activities, and delicious snacks. 

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 17th at 6:30pm

For more information, contact: Librarian, Amy Chesman 634-4997 ext.121 or [email protected]

September Birthday

Jim Henson

James Maury Henson was born on September 24, 1936 in Greenville, Mississippi.  Henson was drawn to the arts at a young age.  With the encouragement of his artist grandmother, he started puppeteering by performing for his Cub Scout troop.  While attending the University of Maryland, he starred in an NBC skit called Sam and Friends, from which Kermit the Frog was created.  As his puppets grew in popularity, they started to appear in television commericals.  In 1969, he began working with the Children's Television Workshop, where the Muppets "made learning fun" on Sesame Street.  Kermit, Miss Piggy and Fozzy joined megastars in 1976 on The Muppet Show.  Henson's later work included the tv show Fraggle Rock, several Muppet movies, and other films including, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.

Mythology Quest


According to ancient Greek mythology, Pandora, the first woman, was given a box from Zeus as a wedding gift.  Pandora was instructed to never open it.  But she was very curious and one day, when no one was looking, she snuck a peek inside.  As she lifted the lid, all of the evil, we know today, was released into the world. 

During the Mythology Quest program (8/7), the participants were asked, "If you could put any evil back into Pandora's Box, what would it be?"  Here are their answers: 

thunder, fire, mean-ness!, all bad things, Hydra, hunger, cancer, breaking books, breaking stuff, greed (2xs), spiders, bugs, failure, pirates, murdering people, bacteria, Algebra, stealing, homework, war

August Birthday

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Annie Oakley

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