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Film, Dance Programs Set at New Rochelle Library

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – The New Rochelle Public Library will offer three family-friendly film and dance programs next month, according to a press release from library community relations coordinator Barbara Davis.

On Monday, July 16, the library screens the 1969 film "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes" as a part of the its “Disney Hit Parade.” Starring Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn and Cesar Romero, the film is about a “Medfield College student” who transforms “into a human computer through a shocking lab mishap” and the drama that ensues. The free, 90-minute screenings continue July 23 with "The Snowball Express."

On Tuesday, July 17, “members of the famed Calpulli Mexican Dance Company” perform “their colorful costumes and dance from various regions of Mexico.” The event will start at 7 p.m. in the 145-seat Ossie Davis Theater.

“The dance company celebrates the rich, regional dance traditions of Mexico’s diverse cultural history interpreted through its unique artistic vision, honoring Mexico’s past and immigrant life in the United States,” Davis said.

The dance performance “is the second of six in the library’s 2012 International and Music Dance series.” Seating for all the performances is on a first-come/first-served basis, Davis said. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

On Wednesday, July 18, the library presents a multi-faceted event for different ages that's meant to “help foster a love of [summer] reading in children,” Davis said. The first session, from 10:30 a.m.-noon, will feature films from Picture Books “and is geared for younger children, ages 2-5. When the clock hits 2, children ages 5 and older will have the chance to take a 'One World Musical Adventure' with Chris Merwen.”

"The multi-talented musician-entertainer sweeps the audience up and away on an amazing interactive journey around the world that includes singing and moving to exotic instruments, participating in a calypso 'Simon Says' routine, playing a giant Tibetan trumpet, competing in the 'limbo' and jamming with the band on various percussion instruments,” said Davis.

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