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New Rochelle Library to Host Vacation Activities

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – The New Rochelle Public Library has many events scheduled while New Rochelle City Schools are closed next week for vacation.

“We are anticipating another great week of vacation week programs at the library,” said Community Relations Coordinator Barbara Davis. “This one will be even better as it coincides with National Library Week so the films we’ll be showing on Monday are based on award-winning children’s books.”

The library will also help kids make a variety of “very cool” books in Thursday’s craft workshop. There will also be live performances that are geared to delight children and their parents or grandparents.

Events at the library next week:

- Two films from award-winning children’s books will be shown in the Ossie Davis Theater beginning with “Spoon and Other Stories About Friendship,” Monday at 11 a.m. for 2 to 5 years of age.

“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” will be shown for children ages 5 and up at 2 p.m. Monday.

- A naturalist from Sheldrake Environmental Center will reveal secrets of nature that can be found in backyards, with a program called “Nature’s Spring Wake Up Calls!” Tuesday at 2 p.m.

The hands-on exploration is appropriate for children in grades one through five. Participation is on a first-come, first-served to the 35-seat capacity of the meeting room.

- The Concordia Conservatory of Music will present a musical adventure, “Introducing Wolfang Amadeus Schmutzinberry,” in the Ossie Davis Theater Wednesday at 11 a.m. The 45-minute show features renowned musicians composer Rami Vamos and violinist Nurit Pacht.

- Children in pre-K through grade five are invited to drop in to the meeting room between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a “Create Your Own Books” workshop Thursday April 12. Supplies and ideas will be provided so that participants can create books.

- Popular children’s entertainer, Will Shaw, returns to the stage of the Ossie Davis Theater Friday April 13 at 1 p.m. for children ages 4 and up. Participation is on a first-come, first-served to the 145-seat capacity of the Ossie Davis Theater at the main library.

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