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!
What does your child view on the internet? Practical jokes, funny animal videos, mindless games?? Science News is a magazine of the Society for Science and the Public. Explore this website for current research and education in the fields of science. You will be happy that your young ones are learning. They will get a view of this school subject in a whole new light. Recent topics include:
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!)
EVERY CHILD READY TO READ! FREE WORKSHOP!
Wednesday January 25 or Thursday January 26 from 10:00 - 11:00 . To register, call 639-5619
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
You are your child's first teacher. Do you really know HOW to read to them? This research based presentation will explore how to work with your child at home to develop the building blocks of literacy, so that they can enter school with an advantage. Children who start kindergarten with strong pre-reading skills are ready to learn, and to succeed. This free program is made possibile through the generous support of The New City Library, Clarkstown Family Resource Centers and Rockland 21 C.
The National Security Agency's website has a cool page for youngsters called America's Cryptokids. Fun games and activities teach all about codes and ciphers, as well as how to make and break them. In addition, find out how the NSA works to protect our government's secrets.
CHECK IT OUT: http://nsa.gov/kids/index.htm
(scroll to the bottom of NSA home page and click on Kids Page icon)
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!
Believe it or not, winter is here. But with 50 degree temperatures currently reading on the thermometer, it's hard to imagine that cold and snowy days are just around the corner. Until they arrive, you can get a frosty glimpse of the past on the internet. At www.snowflakebentley.com you can learn about the fascinating man, Wilson A. Bentley. Also known as "Snowflake" Bentley, he was a self educated farmer, who developed a technique of attaching a camera to a microscope. In 1885, he became the first person to photograph a single snowflake. Learn more about "Snowflake" and view his actual images on this truly unique website.
SURPRISE SCHOOL'S OUT MOVIE on Wednesday December 28 at 3:00 pm.
Can you guess what it is? (Hint: it's based on a famous children's book!)
Free tickets are now available at the Children's Reference Desk!