NEW ROCHELLE, NY —Adventures abound at the New Rochelle Public Library this summer! Whether it’s checking out great books and DVDs, being part of an exciting workshop, or enjoying a performance in the Ossie Davis Theater, the library continues to offer terrific summer experiences for all ages.
A full listing of all weekly workshops for children and teens, information about the daily “Summer Fun on the Patio” at Huguenot Children’s Library, and a wide array of classes and services for adults can be found at www.nrpl.org.
In addition to the weekly workshops, a number of family-friendly programs will take place in the Ossie Davis Theater of the main library during the weeks of August 10th. The final film in the Disney Summer Hit Parade series will be Treasure Island, which will be shown on Monday, August 10th at 6:00 pm. The 1950 classic film, considered one of Disney’s best, brings to life Robert Louis Stevenson’s timeless tale of buccaneers and buried gold. Authentic locales, rich color photography, and musket-roaring action set the stage for the stouthearted heroics of young Jim Hawkins (Bobby Driscoll) — and the skullduggery of that wily, one-legged pirate of all pirates, Long John Silver (Robert Newton). The color film runs 96 minutes.
On Wednesday, August 12th, a series of Films from Picture Books for the Younger Set will provide enriching entertainment for children ages 2 – 6 years, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. The stories that wil be featured include: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Wild About Books, Inch by Inch, Five Creatures, Blueberries for Sal, A Story A Story, and Millions of Cats.
At 2:00 pm, on August 12th, children in grades 2-5 are invited to join Animal Embassy for an exciting South American Adventure and a chance to meet a Spectacled owl, a Red-foot tortoise, a Red-eyed tree frog, chinchillas, a Boa constrictor, and more. Participants will have a chance to explore the Pantanal region of Brazil with amazing photographs and stories. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served to the 100-seat Theater Stage/Meeting Room.