Friday, July 18, 2014

Puzzle tourney, bat program, movies and more planned at Derby Neck

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. 
Photo taken from website
Teens and their friends may work solo or in a team to assemble their 3-D puzzles and compete for a grand prize.
All 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.

Ancient Games
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. 

Movie Night
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 the movie.
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 intermission.  

Jazz concert
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 trombone.
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 Tournament.
Games vary each session and are played on our Wii U console. Watch the library bulletin boards for the games offered.
All teens are invited to compete for prizes: all participants get free refreshments.
Registration is not required but is strongly suggested. 

Learn science
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.
Come to either hour, as she repeats the same program.  

Mad Science
At 10 a.m. Aug. 18 all toddlers and their parents are invited to the Library to enjoy Mad Science  for Toddlers and Children.
This 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.

Tech Talks
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 lives.
This month we feature a PowerPoint presentation on the Windows 8 operating system.  

Beach Party
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.
We also host Mr. Bungles with his giant bubble presentations up to 10 feet tall.  Bring a small picnic if you wish.  All age children are welcomed. 

Summer party
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.  

Writers' Round
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, etc.
Bring your original works to share with others. 

For information or registration for any program call 203-734-1492.

This is a press release from Patricia Sweeney, research librarian, Derby Neck Library.

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