WINTER BREAK PROGRAMS:
- PokéParty, Tuesday, Dec 27 1pm – 4pm. Main Library, Story Hour Room. Celebrate the new game Pokémon Sun and Moon at the library! Come dressed as your favorite Pokémon or trainer. Bring your 3DS if you have one, or bring Pokémon Go! All ages welcome.
- A Trip to Diagon Alley with Hagrid’s Army, Thursday, Dec 29 1pm – 4pm. Main Library, Story Hour Room. Need some wizarding supplies? Join Hagrid’s Army for wandmaking and other crafts and activities to show your Hogwarts spirit. All ages welcome.
WINTER 2017 PROGRAMS:
NEW! Roblox Meetups, Thursdays, Jan 5, Feb 2, and March 2 at 5 p.m. Main Library, E-Learning Center. Come to the library to work on ROBLOX creations and missions with other players. Limited to 10.
Minecraft Meetups, Thursdays, Jan 12, 26; Feb 9, 23; March 9, 23 at 5 p.m. Main Library, E-Learning Center. Complete Minecraft puzzles and missions with other players at the library. Open to ages 7-13. Registration required and opens one week before each session. Register online.
Branch Out! Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Town Branch A first book discussion experience for children in grades 1-3. Borrow the selected book, read it at home, come to the program for a shared read-aloud, discussion and related activity. Books available at both library locations.
- Jan. 4: Hippopotamister
- Feb. 1: Each Kindness
- Mar 1: Two White Rabbits
Hagrid’s Army Meeting, Saturday, Jan 14, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Main Library, Story Hour Room. Join us for a meeting where we will evaluate our December events and plan future ones. We will also discuss chapter leadership roles. All are welcome. Keep an eye out for additional meeting dates & times, and Harry Potter March Madness.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Discussion Saturdays at 3 p.m. Main Library, Story Hour Room. Children ages 8-12 can come each month to discuss the books and do an activity. Greg wants you to be there! The books are all written by Jeff Kinney…DUH.
- Jan 14: The Ugly Truth
- Feb 11: Cabin Fever
- March 11: The Third Wheel
Super Science Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. at the Main Library. Children ages 5-9 can explore fun science activities, books, and media on a monthly theme. Programs last about 1 hour.
- January 21: Goop, Goos, and Ooze Study the science of slime with hands-on goop making.
- February 18: Food Science Science can be tasty when it’s the science of food!
- March 18: Wild Weather Learn about some of the “whys” of the weather.
World Tea Party, Saturday, Jan 7, 1-2:30 p.m. Main Library, Story Hour Room. School age children are invited to enjoy a tasting of teas from around the world. Try the flavors, listen to stories, and take home your own special teacup.
Cupcakes and Unicorns, Tuesday, Jan 24, 6:30 p.m. Main Library, Story Hour Room. Children ages 3-8 are invited to listen to stories about sweet cupcakes and fun unicorns and afterwards decorate a real cupcake of their own to eat. No registration required but participation is limited at the door to the first 15 children and their adult caregiver.
Saturday, February 4 is “Take Your Child to the Library Day” Visit the Main Library for programs for children of all ages! This year, we’re celebrating Dragons.
- 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Tail Waggin’ Tutors Meet & Greet. Lobby. Come meet our Tail Waggers and their Volunteer Handlers for a time of conversation and reading!
- 1 p.m. Princess and Dragons and Knights, Oh My! Story Hour Room. Come along on a 45-minute medieval adventure featuring stories and activities. Stories selected for ages 5-9.
- 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Gamer’s Meetup: Dragon Age Inquisition. E-Learning Center. Attention Dragonslayers! Can you and your team of warriors and mages take down the Gamordian Stormrider– a high dragon that can be encountered in Dragon Age: Inquisition? Meet in the Exalted Plains and see who can defeat her the fastest. Before or after your challenge encounter you can create your own Dungeons & Dragons character that you can use for fantasy games, stories, art and more. Program for Ages 12+.
- 3 p.m. Calling All Dragon Lovers! Hagrid’s Army invites you to join in a round-table discussion about dragons in stories and lore. Bring a book to share, do some investigation about a particular dragon, or just come and learn more about these magnificent and often misunderstood creatures. All ages.
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“Raconte-moi une histoire” meets the first Sunday of the month at 1:15 p.m., Main Library, Story Hour Room. Join us for a bi-lingual French and English language story time of books, songs and crafts. Drop-In program; no registration required. Presented by the Hudson Valley Francophone Connection.
Tail Waggin’ Tutors Kids age 6 and up can come in to read aloud to our volunteer licensed therapy dogs. Our dogs are very good listeners and reading aloud helps children develop confidence in reading skills. Held at the Main Library the first Saturday of the month at 11 a.m.; at the Branch Library (Newburgh Mall) most Tuesday evenings, 6 p.m. Search “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” on the online calendar for up to date information.
Summer Reading Program A five-week long program for kids entering kindergarten and up, incorporating independent reading, story times, crafts, movies and special events all planned to make reading fun! Features the annual New York Statewide Collaborative summer reading theme.