For School Age

Programs for School Age

Cupcake Construction – PROGRAM FULL

Wednesday, June 28

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Ages 8 to 10. Wednesday, June 28 at 3:00pm. PROGRAM FULLBuild a fabulous, delicious structure using icing and cupcakes! If you would like to be on our wait list for this program, call 834-2281 and ask for the Children’s Room.

Wacky Waffle Wumpus – PROGRAM FULL

Thursday, June 29

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm



Ages 5 to 7. Thursday, June 29 at 3:00pm. PROGRAM FULLJoin us for a wacky celebration of all the is waffle with wacky stories, weird games, and a wild build-your-own waffle snack! If you would like to be on our wait list for this program, call 834-2281 and ask for the Children’s Room.

Fourth of July Crazy Hats – PROGRAM FULL

Monday, July 3

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm



Ages 5 to 7. Monday, July 3 at 3:00pm. PROGRAM FULLCome to the library and create a totally wacky hat perfect for celebrating our country’s 241st birthday! If you would like to be on our wait list for this program, call 834-2281 and ask for the Children’s Room.

Princess in Black Party – PROGRAM FULL

Wednesday, July 5

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm



Ages 5 to 7. Wednesday, July 5 at 3:45pm. PROGRAM FULLPut on your monster fighting gear and get ready to party! Join us for Princess in Black crafts and snacks, and learn some butt-kicking moves from our friends at Westchester Martial Arts Academy. If you would like to be on our wait list for this program, call 834-2281 and ask for the Children’s Room.

Garden Helpers: Worms & Compost

Wednesday, July 12

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm



Ages 8 to 11. Wednesday, July 12 from 3:30 to 4:40pm. Online registration requiredParticipating children must attend for the entire hourBuild a better community by helping others to learn and grow. Meet with Children’s Librarian Linnea Moosmann, about how you can help with the day’s Garden Buddies program for younger children. Then, pair up with a garden buddy and join in the fun by helping them read, play, & create.

Garden Buddies: Worms & Compost

Wednesday, July 12

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm



Ages 5 to 7. Wednesday, July 12 at 3:45pm. Online registration requiredJoin us in Ryder’s Garden and we learn about the jungle of plants and animals that grow in our garden along with our garden helpers.

Build A Bridge with the Westchester Children Museum

Thursday, July 13

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm



Ages 8 to 11. Thursday, July 13 at 3:45pm. Online registration requiredA truss structure is considered the strongest building structure because of the triangular shape it uses. In this hands-on STEM lesson, you will explore why certain shapes are stronger than others and how withstand force differently. Then, you will build and test the strength of your own truss bridges.

Garden Helpers: Seeds

Wednesday, July 19

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm



Ages 8 to 11. Wednesday, July 19 from 3:30 to 4:40pm. Online registration requiredParticipating children must attend for the entire hourBuild a better community by helping others to learn and grow. Meet with Children’s Librarian Linnea Moosmann, about how you can help with the day’s Garden Buddies program for younger children. Then, pair up with a garden buddy and join in the fun by helping them read, play, & create.

Garden Buddies: Seeds

Wednesday, July 19

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm



Ages 5 to 7. Wednesday, July 19 at 3:45pm. Online registration requiredJoin us in Ryder’s Garden and we learn about the jungle of plants and animals that grow in our garden along with our garden helpers.

Complete the Catapult Challenge with the Westchester Children’s Museum

Thursday, July 20

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm



Ages 8 to 11. Thursday, July 20 at 3:45pm. Online registration requiredCan you use your engineering skills to storm a castle?  Medieval history and science are rolled into one fantastic hour of fun as you learn how to build a catapult strong enough to take down a castle.

Garden Helpers: Butterflies

Wednesday, July 26

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm



Ages 8 to 11. Wednesday, July 26 from 3:30 to 4:40pm. Online registration requiredParticipating children must attend for the entire hour.  Build a better community by helping others to learn and grow. Meet with Children’s Librarian Linnea Moosmann, about how you can help with the day’s Garden Buddies program for younger children. Then, pair up with a garden buddy and join in the fun by helping them read, play, & create.

Garden Buddies: Butterflies

Wednesday, July 26

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm



Ages 5 to 7. Wednesday, July 26 at 3:45pm. Online registration requiredJoin us in Ryder’s Garden and we learn about the jungle of plants and animals that grow in our garden along with our garden helpers.

Wild Windy Wumpus with the Westchester Children’s Museum

Thursday, July 27

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm



Ages 8 to 11. Thursday, July 27 at 3:45pm. Online registration requiredThe fun begins when you use odd materials to create a flying object and experiment with the Museum’s fantastic wind tunnel. This is a playful and inventive way of exploring airflow, drag, symmetry, turbulence, air resistance, and gravity.

Garden Helpers: Herbs

Wednesday, August 2

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm



Ages 8 to 11. Wednesday, August 2 from 3:30 to 4:40pm. Online registration requiredParticipating children must attend for the entire hourBuild a better community by helping others to learn and grow. Meet with Children’s Librarian Linnea Moosmann, about how you can help with the day’s Garden Buddies program for younger children. Then, pair up with a garden buddy and join in the fun by helping them read, play, & create.

Garden Buddies: Herbs

Wednesday, August 2

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm



Ages 5 to 7. Wednesday, August 2 at 3:45pm. Online registration requiredJoin us in Ryder’s Garden and we learn about the jungle of plants and animals that grow in our garden along with our garden helpers.

The Science of Oz with the Westchester Children’s Museum

Thursday, August 3

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm



Ages 8 to 11. Thursday, August 3 at 3:45pm. Online registration requiredStudents explore story elements from The Wizard of Oz as they relate to weather, color, solids, liquids and solubility. They will create a vortex (tornado), demonstrate the refraction, bending, and separating of light to make colors and create their own Rainbow Tube, and dissolve the Wicked Witch.

Garden Helpers: Bees

Wednesday, August 9

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm



Ages 8 to 11. Wednesday, August 9 from 3:30 to 4:40pm. Online registration requiredParticipating children must attend for the entire hourBuild a better community by helping others to learn and grow. Meet with Children’s Librarian Linnea Moosmann, about how you can help with the day’s Garden Buddies program for younger children. Then, pair up with a garden buddy and join in the fun by helping them read, play, & create.

Garden Buddies: Bees

Wednesday, August 9

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm



Ages 5 to 7. Wednesday, August 9 at 3:45pm. Online registration requiredJoin us in Ryder’s Garden and we learn about the jungle of plants and animals that grow in our garden along with our garden helpers.

Mini-Masterpieces with the Westchester Children’s Museum

Thursday, August 10

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm



Ages 8 to 11. Thursday, August 10 at 3:45pm. Online registration requiredAdd a little art to your STEM!  You’ll explore color, shapes, style, perspective, and use a variety of creative mediums while looking at various works of art by Van Gogh, DaVinci, Mondrian and more!

Garden Helpers: Veggies

Wednesday, August 16

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm



Ages 8 to 11. Wednesday, August 16 from 3:30 to 4:40pm. Online registration requiredParticipating children must attend for the entire hourBuild a better community by helping others to learn and grow. Meet with Children’s Librarian Linnea Moosmann, about how you can help with the day’s Garden Buddies program for younger children. Then, pair up with a garden buddy and join in the fun by helping them read, play, & create.

Garden Buddies: Veggies

Wednesday, August 16

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm



Ages 5 to 7. Wednesday, August 16 at 3:45pm. Online registration requiredJoin us in Ryder’s Garden and we learn about the jungle of plants and animals that grow in our garden along with our garden helpers.

DIY Kids: Pocket Mazes

Thursday, August 17

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm



Ages 8 to 11. Thursday, August 17 at 3:30pm. Online registration requiredMake your own mini game. A great boredom buster or an excellent gift!

The Great LEGO Zipline Challenge

Tuesday, August 22

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm



Ages 8 and up. Tuesday, August 22 at 3:30pm. Online registration requiredExplore slope, tension and gravity as we try to build a LEGO structure that is heavy enough to hold a pulley steady and strong enough to sail over our art gallery.

Repeating Programs for School Age

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