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Free Children’s Programs at the Libraries this Summer

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY — This summer, the New Rochelle Public Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library (HCL) are again offering a host of free enriching programs, from morning to night, each weekday. Designed to encourage participation in the Summer Reading Game, themed “Libraries Rock,” the programs offer great educational experiences through the end of August.  This year’s slate of free programs includes workshops in architecture, New Rochelle’s natural and historical wonders, crafts, yoga and creative movement, creative writing, Mexican dance, and more. For details, visit www.nrpl.org.

Each Wednesday, the Ossie Davis Theater at the main library will also feature films and live shows, beginning at 2:00 pm.  On July 25th the live science program by the Science Tellers will be “Wild West: The Mystery of the Golden Piano.” Children are invited to grab their spurs and journey to the Wild West, where a legendary bank-robbing outlaw is back in town, about to strike again! Throughout this absolutely wild adventure story, volunteers from the audience will help explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, acids and bases, combustion, air pressure, inertia and more. 

On August 1st, Animal Embassy returns for a “trip around the world” with a unique group of rescued and adopted animals, representing diverse habitats. Families will meet incredible live Animal Ambassadors such as South American Chinchillas, North American Spring Peepers, a Cuban Tree Frog, an African Sulcata Tortoise, an African Lovebird or Australian Eclectus Parrot, an African Savannah Monitor and a Dumeril’s Boa from Madagascar. 

On August 15th the live science program will be “Frogs, Bugs & Animals from Green Meadow Farm.” This is an exciting hands-on program that features frogs, bugs, reptiles, a fluffy chicken, bunnies, chinchillas, baby animals and more. 

The free films on Wednesdays at 2:00 pm will be as follows: Paddington 2 (July 11);   A Wrinkle in Time (July 25); Madagascar (August 8); and Mary and The Witch’s Flower (August 22).

These programs are made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library and the programs at HCL are made possible by the Partnership for the Huguenot Children’s Library.