WEEKLY PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Program registration will be online beginning Friday, September 15 at 10:00 am from a link on the Library's homepage (yorktownlibrary.org). Further information will be available in the Children's Room (245-5262 ext. 247).

-All programs require registration except where noted.

-A valid Hart Library card (child's or caregiver's) is required for all programs.

-For preschool programs, children must be the appropriate age by the start of the program.

Bouncing Babies
For lap sitting babies with caregiver. Enjoy rhymes, songs, and playtime. Wednesdays at 11:00 am, September 27- November 1. REGISTER ONLINE.

Mother Goose Time
Ages 1 -2 with caregiver. Finger plays, rhymes, songs and stories. Tuesdays at 10:00 am, September 26 - October 31 or Thursdays at 10:00 am, September 28 - November 2. REGISTER ONLINE FOR ONE SECTION ONLY.

Toddler Time
Ages 2-4 with caregiver. Finger plays, rhymes, songs and stories. Tuesdays at 11:00 am, September 26 - October 31 or Wednesdays at 10:00 am, September 27 - November 1. REGISTER ONLINE FOR ONE SECTION ONLY.

Tales for Tots
Ages 3 -5, kindergarteners welcome. Mondays at 11:00 am, September 25 - November 6 (no class on 10/9) and/or Wednesdays at 1:30 pm, September 27 - November 1. *Children are encouraged to attend this class without a parent or caregiver. This is a drop-in program. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Music and Movement with Lori Cohen
Ages 1-6 with caregiver. Come sing and dance and march to the music! Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, September 26 - October 31 and Fridays at 10:00 am, September 29 - November 3. This is a drop in program. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.


SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Kurt Gallagher Songs for Playful Children
Friday, December 8 at 1:30. For children ages 3-5. Drop in for some musical fun with the ever-popular Kurt Gallagher! PRESENT YOUR VALID HART LIBRARY CARD AT THE CHILDREN'S DESK FOR A FREE TICKET BEGINNING AT 1:00 PM. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Green Meadows Farms Presents: Learn and Touch: Frogs, Bugs & Animals in Winter!
Friday, December 29 at 11:00 am. For ages 5 and up. Green Meadows farm will teach you how animals survive in winter. Learn about hedgehogs that hibernate, chinchillas that love the cold, and creatures that migrate. Enjoy dancing and singing! Pet and touch: frogs, bugs, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, a chicken and SO MUCH MORE! PRESENT YOUR VALID HART LIBRARY CARD AT THE CHILDREN'S DESK FOR A FREE TICKET BEGINNING AT 10:30 PM. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Registration

ALL CLASSES REQUIRE REGISTRATION EXCEPT WHERE NOTED. ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR WEEKLY PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS BEGINS Friday, September 15 at 10:00 am AT YORKTOWNLIBRARY.ORG. GO TO THE PROGRAM REGISTRATION TAB. Call the children's room 245-5262 EXT. 247 if you have questions. FOR ALL PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS, CHILDREN MUST BE THE APPROPRIATE AGE AT THE START OF THE PROGRAM. Child/Parent must be a Yorktown or Cortlandt resident and have a valid Hart Library card.

Special Thanks

A BIG THANK YOU TO THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY WHOSE SUPPORT HAS MADE ONLINE REGISTRATION AND MUCH OF OUR SPECIAL PROGRAMMING POSSIBLE.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Pajama Storytime
Grades Pre-K- 2. Wednesdays, September 27 - October 18, 7:00-7:30 pm. Come hear fun stories while dressed in your favorite pj's! Bring a blanket and teddy if you want! *Please be aware that children attend the program without parent/caregiver. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Hart to H.E.A.R.T.
Grades K-5. Children can practice their read-out-loud skills by reading stories to furry dog friends. Thursdays, September 21, Oct 19, Nov 16, and Dec 14, 5:30-6:30 pm. IN PERSON or PHONE REGISTRATION BEGINS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AT 10:00 AM.

Teacher- in- the- Library
Free after-school homework help for grades K-6. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:45-7:45pm. *No help when schools are closed or dismissed early. Starts Tuesday, September 19. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Pumpkin Decorating
Ages 3 and up with caregiver. Bring a pumpkin (not too big, not too small) and we provide the decorations! Saturday, October 21, 10:30 am, 11:30 am or 1:30 pm. REGISTER ONLINE FOR ONE SECTION ONLY.

Fall Fun Playgroup!
Ages 3-5 and siblings are invited to come and play with toys and friends at the library while caregivers socialize and learn some tips to help children build early literacy skills. Mondays, October 16 - November 20, 1:00-2:00 pm. REGISTER ONLINE.

Video Game Design!
Grades 4-6. Video games are very popular! With a series of hands-on workshops using a Game Design IDE, Kunal Mohindra will show you how to create your own game that can transport you into a world of wizards, fairyland, combat, etc. This class is for those interested in learning the essential skills of game design to build your own game. You will have a strong knowledge of the elements of game design after completing this course. *Please bring your own laptop. Sundays, 2:00-3:00 pm, October 8 - Dec.17. (No class on 10/22). REGISTER ONLINE.

Writing Rainbow Creative Writing Class
Grades 4-6. Come to the Writing Rainbow Creative Writing classes: "Lights, Camera, Action!" Participants will learn about the film industry while brainstorming, scripting, building sets, and filming their very own movie! Mondays, October 16 -November 20, 4:30-5:30 pm. *On Nov. 20, children will present their finished film to families and friends. REGISTER ONLINE.

Power of the Wind (STEM)
Grades 4-6. Participants will take a look at their personal energy use before we explore an alternative way to supply energy. We begin by looking at how wind is used to lift a load, then review how motors work, and finally engineer and design blades to capture some wind power. Thursday, November 2, 6:30-8:00 pm. REGISTER ONLINE.

Colors (STEM)
Grades 3-5. Let's have fun manipulating how the eye sees color, experimenting with some colorful chemical reactions in pigments, and separating colors in dyes. Thursday, November 9, 6:30-8:00 pm. REGISTER ONLINE.

Elastic Plastics (STEM)
Grades 4-6. In these activities youth explore the nature of chemical bonds and properties of substances. We will use chemical reactions to create a few different polymers, comparing the properties and uses of each. Thursday, November 16, 6:30-8:00 pm. REGISTER ONLINE.

Lego Free Build
Ages 5 and up. Drop in for some Lego fun and build a creation with friends. We will display the finished products until the next week. Thursdays, October 26 - November 16, 4:30-5:30 pm. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Halloween Music with Jennie Sunshine
Ages 2-7 and their families. Jennie Sunshine of Trees, Bees and Melodies invites you to wear your favorite pajamas or costume and enjoy some super fun (not scary) interactive Halloween bedtime music and stories! Sing songs about spiders, bats, worms and black cats. Dance to the pumpkin patch song, the counting song, a song all about ants and more! Monday, October 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m. *Present your valid Hart Library card at the Children's Room Desk for a free ticket beginning at 6:00 pm. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Fall Fun Yoga
Ages 5 and up. Come bend and stretch with DeEtta Laino. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. *A two-session program, Saturdays at 11:00 am, September 23 and October 7. REGISTER ONLINE.