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Community Playspace
Playspace for Tots

Tuesdays
10-10:45 am (following Laptime Story Time)


If you'd like to learn about Scrabble or just play for fun, join the club!
Recommended for Grades 3-8
Meets 1st Saturday of the month
2:30-3:30 PM
All skill levels accepted
Run by New Paltz High School senior, Noah Kalus, former North American School Scrabble Champion


What's Up With Static Electricity?
*Rescheduled* for Saturday, March 30th
2:00-3:00 PM
Ages 6-10
Sign up by 3/24/19. Space is limited for this free event.

We'll explore static electricity through a variety of experiments and inquiry based activities. Activities will include balloon static electricity, levitating an object, separating solids, and creating a static electric butterfly. Come ready to investigate and think in these hands on activities!

Christina Pominville is a seasoned science teacher with a master’s degree in science education. She is really into hands on science experiments and believes that kids learn science the best when they are doing it. This is a fun series of experiments for different age groups designed to get kids thinking about science and asking questions about how the world works.



Sugar Cookie Dance Party
Valentine's Day Edition

Saturday, February 9th
11:30 AM- 12:30 PM

Kids ages 2-5 are invited to decorate an assortment of Valentine's Day themed sugar cookies, craft their own Valentine cards and show off their dance skills!
No registration required.

If your child has any dairy or wheat allergies, feel free to contact Catarina at publicrelations@gardinerlibrary.org so that they can be included in the fun!
 


SAT Presentation
By the authors of Crush the SAT with Growth Mindset
Saturday, February 9th
6:00- 8:00 PM
FREE

Pre-registration Required
(845) 255-1255
This presentation will provide a free opportunity for students to hear, from two recognized teachers and professional SAT tutors, about strategies they can use to maximize their SAT scores using, not only specific math and reading strategies, but also ways to develop a growth mindset.


Show Up, Kids! With Peter Marino
Saturday, February 23rd
12:00 - 1:00 PM
All Ages Welcome
No Registration Required

Suggested donation: $10 per person or $20 per family

“Show Up, Kids!” is a unique twist on the traditional kids’ show. When the main attraction doesn't show up, Peter is tasked with creating a kids’ show on the spot - under the guise of someone who's never done a kids’ show before. The kids and their guardians play a huge part in this interactive show that features songs and clowning, as the audience provides prompts for the plot, setting, and characters. Once all of these elements are in place, they also control the set, props, costumes, and music in this custom-made, improvised performance. Every show is different!

The show teaches the audience about collaboration, creating theater, storytelling, and doing things that are a bit scary…because doing is always easier than thinking. Plus, there's a post-show photo-op where the audience gets on stage and can take pics with the various costumes and props. Learn more at www.showuptheshow.com/kids .