August activities slated at library
DERBY - The Derby Neck Library, 307 Hawthorne Ave. offers a variety of programs for August.
There will be a Teen Jigsaw Puzzle
Tournament in 3-D at 2 p.m. Aug. 4.
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Teens and their friends may work solo or in a team
to assemble their 3-D puzzles and compete for a grand prize.
completed puzzles may be taken home. Free refreshments will be served. Registration requested.
Program about bats
From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 5 kids and their parents
are invited to a program on the Wonderful World of Bats, including a
slide show and audio presentation.
This program includes an opportunity
to craft a Bat T-shirt—bring your own shirt with you, or you may
purchase one that day for $4.
This program best suits kids ages 5
and older. Registration requested.
At 6 p.m.
Aug. 5 join us for our monthly
event, Ancient Games. All teens and adults are invited to learn and
compete at Go, Mancala, Parcheesi, Chess, and more.
All materials and
instructions are provided by the library.
All teens are invited to the Library for
an I-Spy Movie Night at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 6.
Our feature film shown on Blu-ray is ”
Divergent.” Teens compete for prizes by following clues while watching
Free refreshments are served, including a pizza dinner at
intermission. Only 20 seats are available; call to register.
Pizza and movie
At 5:30 p.m.
Aug. 7 all adults are invited for Dinner and a Movie Night.
This month’s feature film, shown on
blu-ray is “The Princess Bride.” A free pizza dinner will be served at
At 2 p.m.
Aug. 9 there will be a free jazz concert
performed by the professional group, Too Human.
They will cover
standards from the American Songbook with their unique interpretations.
They combine vocals with guitars, percussion, bass, and a mouth
This ensemble is a high energy and humorous group that should
not be missed. It's suitable for adults and their families.
Video game tourney
At 1 p.m.
Aug. 12 the Library will host a Teen Video Game
Games vary each session and are played on our Wii U
console. Watch the library bulletin boards for the games offered.
teens are invited to compete for prizes: all participants get free
Registration is not required but is strongly
At 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 13 all kids and their parents are invited to enjoy the Science Tellers talk about Dragons and
Dreams for children.
Our presenters tell a fascinating story that is
interactive, showing you the almost real sights and sounds of a Dragon.
Learn about some basic science too.
This program is best suited for
ages 5 and older.
Singing and dancing
On Aug 14 at 10 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. Miss Deidre will be singing
and dancing with young children to special summer songs.
either hour, as she repeats the same program.
At 10 a.m. Aug. 18
all toddlers and their parents are invited to the Library to enjoy Mad Science for Toddlers and Children.
event lets you have a chance to enjoy a space adventure as we will
launch a rocket in our garden space.
At 10:45 a.m.
children in Grades K-4 are invited to race rocket balloons and devise a
balloon powered rocket car. You can even build a space copter to take
home. Registration requested. Bring your child to the appropriate age-session for a happy experience.
August brings two sessions of Tech Talks.
At 6 p.m. Aug. 18 and again at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 20
join our staff members as they provide information and suggestions on
what is new in technology and how to best integrate it into your daily
This month we feature a PowerPoint presentation on the Windows 8
Children are invited to our annual Beach Party at 3 p.m. Aug. 20. Children may wear their bathing suits and
be ready to enjoy our sprinklers, baby pools, and water toys.
host Mr. Bungles with his giant bubble presentations up to 10 feet
tall. Bring a small picnic if you wish. All age children are
At 2 p.m.
Aug. 21 all teens are invited for
a party to wrap-up summer reading.
Free refreshments will be served
and prizes and gifts will be awarded to teens who have fulfilled their Tier
Level reading pledges.
At 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 21 the monthly session of Writers’ Round for teens and adults will be held.
This is an authors’
workshop for writers of all genres—scripts, poetry, prose, fiction,
Bring your original works to share with others.
For information or registration for any program
This is a press release from Patricia Sweeney, research librarian, Derby Neck Library.
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