Programs

September 2016

Due to the Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale our September programming is limited. Click here to see the children’s calendar of events for September. 

Registration Information

Some programs require registration (these events are noted in the Program Calendar). You can view and register for programs here.

Registration remains open until programs are filled. If you have registered your child for a program and find you cannot attend, please call the library so your spot can be made available to another child. For further information please call 722-1303.

Click here for information on special needs programming.

Program Descriptions

These are only our regularly scheduled programs. Please see the calendar for more programs & special events.

Baby Free-Play

Come in and relax by the “pool,” listen to music or stories and enjoy unstructured play with your baby using scarves, beach balls, books and blocks. This program is intended for babies not yet walking. Check the Calendar.

Book Clubs

This popular program gives avid readers in grades 2 through 6 a chance to read books and get together once a month to discuss them. Grades 2 and 3 meet at 4:15pm on Wednesdays. Grade 4, 5 and 6 meet at 7:00pm on Monday evenings. Genres range from fantasy to historical fiction to mystery and more. Space is limited and registration is required. Check the Calendar.

Chess for Children

John Gallagher gives instruction on the strategies of chess. We alternate between Beginner and Advanced classes.  Any child who is interested in taking the advanced chess class should have taken the beginner course at least 2-3 times and/or should be able to play a complete game of chess without making any illegal moves. Grade 1 & up. Registration is required. Check the Calendar.

Drop-in Crafts

A monthly program, offered on Thursdays at 4:00pm. We provide all materials for a fun craft for ages 3-6. Registration is not required. Check the Calendar.

Kiddie Kabaret

Nancie Schnur’s program uses puppets and songs, both traditional and original, to bring music and fun to toddlers ages 1 ½ to 3 ½ and their caregivers. Nancie appears once a month at the library on a Tuesday at 10:30 am. A favorite at the library for years, Nancie knows how to keep toddlers singing and dancing along with the fun! Registration is not required. Check the Calendar.

LegoMania

Two hours of unstructured free play with legos and duplos provided by the library. All Ages. Registration is not required. Check the Calendar.

Library Playdate

An hour long session of free play featuring the library’s toy collection and play tents. Check the Calendar.

Mother Goose

Mother Goose is a program for babies from birth to age 2 with an adult caregiver. This language enrichment program uses rhymes, songs and stories with baby and caregiver to stimulate listening, learning, speaking and reading skills.

Programs are offered on two levels: Pre-Walkers and Walkers. These weekly sessions are offered every month from September through May.

The program for Pre-Walkers, on Fridays at 9:30 am, focuses on short tickles, bounces and lap riding rhymes and songs that baby and parent can use at home.  The program for Walkers, on Thursdays at 10am, uses slightly longer songs that stimulate baby’s imagination and invite baby and caregiver to use the whole body as they stretch high, jump and walk around together in a circle. The program for walkers is followed by a half hour of free play.

Registration is not required, however Mother Goose for Walkers is a ticketed program. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis to Scarsdale cardholders in the Children’s Room half an hour before the start of the program.  Check the Calendar.

Needlemania

Come learn to crochet or show off your skills! Yarn and hooks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. For grades 3 and up.

Online registration is required. Check the Calendar.

 Parachute Playtime

Parachute Playtime is a fascinating way for children to develop gross motor skills, learn to work together, have imaginative play, develop spatial awareness and express themselves. This series of high-interest activities and games allows for very energetic movement. We use a 6 foot or 12 foot lightweight parachute that is easily managed by young children. We’ll be playing games such as “popcorn”, “follow the grown –ups” etc. Adult participation is essential to the program’s success. Registration is not required. Check the Calendar.

Petite Concerts with Chi Chi Bestman

A child friendly concert featuring the violin and viola for newborns through pre-schoolers. For babies up to age 5. Registration is not required. Check the Calendar.

Robert the Guitar Guy

Sing along, and play instruments with Robert as he sings contemporary and traditional songs. Ages 2-5. Registration is not required. Check the Calendar. 

Sunday Yogis

 Yoga for Moving Kids (special needs). Yoga can not only aid in teaching a child focus and balance but even more importantly self-acceptance and confidence. Traditional yoga poses and practices have been modified into a playful, non-judgmental format for fun and relaxation. No knowledge of yoga is necessary. Check the Calendar

 Traditional Tuesday Storytime

This program consists of reading stories, old and new. Sometimes songs, rhymes and flannel board stories. Ages 3-6 Registration is not required. Check the Calendar.

Wag Your Tale

Dogs from the Good Dog Foundation come in with their human volunteers to listen to children read. It is a great way for independent readers to practice their reading skills. Registration is Required. Check the Calendar.

 Yoga Tots

Toddlers will have fun “playing yoga” during Yoga Tots. We combine traditional yoga poses, props and engaging songs to build motor skills, confidence and relaxation skills.  Adult Participation Class. Taught by Certified Kids Yoga Instructors from “Budding Buddhas” Children’s Yoga. No knowledge of yoga is necessary. Ages 2 1/2 to 5. Tickets are required for this program since space is limited. Tickets can be picked up at the children’s room desk 1/2 hour before the start of the program.  Check the Calendar.

Yoga Baby

Enjoy a special time practicing yoga with your baby.    For babies who are not yet walking.
This yoga class will integrate stretching, strength building and mindfulness meditation.   Tickets are required for this program since space is limited. Tickets can be picked up at the children’s room desk 1/2 hour before the start of the program. Check the Calendar.