Hispanic Heritage CelebrationJoin us for our annual celebration in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month!  Enjoy stories and a craft — and some special refreshments.  We’ve even got a FREE book for every child!

Bugs 8This summer, we had a special Library Live with Dr. Jerome G. Rozen, Jr., a curator at The Museum of Natural History.    Dr. Rozen brought in live insects – including a scorpion and a tarantula! He even showed us the shed skin of a scorpion (cool!!).  We were all fascinated by his huge collection of creepy, crawly insects.  There were walking sticks, butterflies, bees, beetles – and more!Bugs 20 We learned so much from Dr. Rozen – and boy, did we have fun!

To see more pictures from our bug bash, click here.

Travel Around the World

What a treat it was to travel the globe without ever leaving Peekskill!

This year, we traveled to 17 different countries, including Peru, El Salvador, Italy, Japan, France, India and Nigeria. tr19

We got to practice with chop sticks. tr1  Yum!  Rice pudding from Peru!   tr4How lovely to relax with a spot of tea!   tr 36

 Want to learn how to play a new instrument? tr31

What could be better than playing drums with Kazi Oliver?  tr 29

Don’t forget to get your passport stamped! tr17

This program is truly a labor of love!  Huge thanks to our many library friends who shared their heritage with us! Your displays were all amazing!

To see more pictures from our travels, click here.

Paint it. Wear it.

We always begin and end the summer with Tee-Shirt painting.  It’s a wonderfully messy program —  and yes, it’s tons of fun!  Here are just a few of the young artists with their Tee- shirt creations (click on individual photos to enlarge):

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Oh what a summer it was!

The library was hopping this summer — with programs galore —  and sadly, we didn’t have time to post pictures from many of our programs.  So in the spirit of catching up, here are some of the highlights of our busy, boisterous but never boring summer! Stay tuned for more.

Franee the Clown had us all in stitches – at one of our FREE Library Live performances (thanks so much to The Rotary Club of Peekskill for underwriting Library Live 2014!!)

Franee 1Here’s Franee getting the audience into the act:  Franee 2And did we mention that we had llamas at the library?  The llamas strolled around the library plaza and joined us for a Llamas & Pajamas storytime! Llama 3Llama 2 Llama 1 Llama 4 Llama 6 Llama 7Llama 5

flagphotobyjsThe Field Library will be closed all day Saturday (August 30) through Monday (September 1) for Labor Day.  The Children’s Room will reopen on Tuesday (September 2) at 11 am.

Join us for our final Library Live – and travel the globe!  Sample food from other cultures, learn an exotic dance, and discover crafts, games, music and costumes from all around the world. You’ll visit China, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Nigeria,  Ireland, Mexico, Italy, France, Peru, El Salvador, Bulgaria, England, Goa/India and, of course, the U.S.A. You’ll get your passport “stamped” at every country you visit!

Stop by the Children’s Room to sign up for your Passport and I.D. lanyard – for just 50¢.


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Thursday, August 28 at 6:30

This is the final Library Live!


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