ICC’s Children’s Classes are a great way for children (ages 4-12) to be enriched academically and culturally outside the classroom! In addition to STEM and coding classes, ICC has added a number of new classes to its roster for the Winter/Spring 2018 session, including yoga, mindfulness, Bharatanatyam, chess, cricket and Hindi. More detailed class information can be found at: http://iccgreenwich.org/sch2018/
Classes will take place on Sunday mornings from 9am – 12pm at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich (off I-95, exit 3), beginning on January 21.
Pricing: 1 class is $175; 2 classes are $275; and 3 classes are $325. Enrollment in all classes is limited.
Dreaming of Summer: Enroll in Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Summer Arts Program!
Early-bird discounts available through March 30
Jazz, Rock, Musical Theater, and Music Technology Classes among offerings
As winter continues its icy grip, what better time of year to start making plans for summer?
Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Summer Arts Program (SAP) provides budding musicians in the 2nd through 10th grades multiple opportunities for artistic exploration and friendship. Taught by top-flight faculty, offerings include instrumental classes, chamber music, chorus, large ensembles, visual arts, rock, jazz, musical theatre, and frequent performance opportunities. Students at all levels receive instruction in a program individually tailored to their needs and interests.
“Unfettered by schoolwork and the scheduling challenges often faced during the school year, SAP students have the latitude to try additional instruments, experiment musically, take lessons every day, and perform each week,” says Joe Piscitelli, the program’s dynamic director. “Consequently, they’re able to make tremendous progress and develop lasting friendships over the program’s five weeks (June 25 – July 27, 2018).”
Registration is currently underway; Early-bird discounts are in effect through March 30, 2018.
Mary Margulis-Ohnuma, mother of three SAP participants shares “For many years now, our family has planned our summers around the kids attending Hoff-Barthelson’s Summer Arts Program. The program offers opportunities to work with a world-class faculty in a fluid format that catalyzes learning. SAP provides a warm and welcoming environment that is at once familiar from summer to summer and yet also manages to provide new challenges from year to year.”
For additional information and to register:
To learn more about the program and whether it’s right for your family, visit www.hbms.org, or contact Lucy Rosenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-723-1169.
About Hoff-Barthelson Music School:
Hoff-Barthelson Music School has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and community service. With a faculty drawn from the region’s most talented teachers and performers, the School has long been one of Westchester County’s most cherished cultural resources. Whatever a student’s age or level of musical interest, Hoff-Barthelson’s diverse offerings provide the highest quality musical education, personally tailored to his or her specific passions and goals in a supportive and vibrant community.
The Summer Arts Program is made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Photo: Students enjoy a drum lesson during Hoff-Barthelson’s Summer Arts Program; photo by Steven Schnur.
Announcing the Greenburgh Public Library 2018 Teen Poetry Contest!
Please spread the word to your students & friends!
A great way to Celebrate National Poetry Month coming this April!
Who is eligible? Teen poets 12 – 18 years of age
Teen Prizes: First Prize: $100.00! Second Prize: $50.00!
Submission Deadline: Midnight, April 3, 2018
Winners will be announced: April 27, 2018 at the GPL Poetry Celebration — You need not be present to win.
All poem submissions will be on display at Greenburgh Public Library starting Mid April!
Visit the Teen Poetry Contest page on our website for contest details, rules, and how to submit your poem!
The Friends of the Larchmont Public Library will present its 6th Annual Spelling Bee for adults and teens on Sunday, April 15 at 4pm in the Social Hall at Larchmont Temple, 75 Larchmont Avenue (corner of Willow & Larchmont). Admission is free for spectators. Refreshments will be available at 3:30pm.
TEAM REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW THROUGH APRIL 2.
For entry forms, Spelling Bee rules and other information,
The deadline for all entries is Monday, April 2
In this rec. Department sponsored program, each student will make a 40-page booklet that they can use later as a journal or art book. A bookbinder will be available for the younger participants. All supplies and tools will be provided.
Thursday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM
Registration is prefered. To register, please call the library at 914-669-5161 or email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn about other programs we offer at the library, please visit our website: https://www.ruthkeelermemoriallibrary.org/
This program will take place at Ruth Keeler Memorial Library: 276 Titicus Road, North Salem, New York
Teen/Parent Talk: Understanding College Rankings at the Somers Library
Thursday, March 22, 6:15 – 7:45 pm
Long time math professor and SAT tutor, Mike Goodman presents the plusses and minuses of the popular college ranking formulas and explains how just 3 numbers tell you almost everything you need to know about a prospective college or university. This presentation is geared towards teens and parents of teens beginning their college search. Space is limited, please register on our online calendar at www.somerslibrary.org or call us at 914-232-5717.
Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations. Thanks for your support!
The Somers Library
Jackie Nastri Bardenwerper’s new middle grade novel delves into the choppy waters of tween friendship, giving girls a close-up look at how one girl overcomes being betrayed by her best friend. Bardenwerper will be at the Fairfield University Bookstore on Thursday, March 22, 2018 beginning at 7:00pm on the 2nd floor for a book talk and signing of her new tween novel, Salted Caramel Dreams. This event is free and open to the public. Copies will be available for purchase/signing at the event.
In Salted Caramel Dreams, twelve-year-old Jasmine has been best friends with Kiara forever. But when Kiara joins the basketball team, she becomes distant, and then betrays Jasmine’s trust—shattering one of Jasmine’s biggest dreams. Devastated, Jasmine is lost until her mom forces her to join drama club, where she makes new friends, meets a cute boy, and once again starts making some big dreams. But then there’s a crisis with the school play—and Kiara reaches out. Can the former friends help each other when they need it most?
“In middle school, every girl wants to fit in, causing many to seek out friendships with girls they believe match the identity they want to portray—whether that be sports star, artist, or something else. Yet when a girl ties her identity to that of her friends, there can be this intense pressure to stay close with this group,” said Bardenwerper. “This pressure can wreak havoc among girls’ self-esteem, as friends who don’t fit one’s new image are dropped, and new friends turn out to be different than they seemed. In Salted Caramel Dreams, I wanted to show girls the silver lining of all this turmoil—how changing friendships can often lead to new opportunities, while making old dreams even stronger than before.”
In addition to tackling the stresses of friendship, Salted Caramel Dreams is lots of fun, with plenty of crushes, lunchroom drama, and sweet treats along the way.
Salted Caramel Dreams is part of Sky Pony’s new Swirl line of tween-girl-centered novels. These are just right for younger readers (not-quite-tweens) who like to read up. Each of these fun, light, and realistic contemporary books has totally different characters and a unique plot. They can be read in any order.
Jackie Nastri Bardenwerper is a writer of middle grade and young adult fiction. Her books include Salted Caramel Dreams (Sky Pony Press, 2018), Populatti (Tautog Press, 2014) and On the Line (2012). A Connecticut native, she grew up in Orange, Conn. She also called Stamford home for eight years before moving to Fairfield, where she currently resides with her husband and two children. Her books often are set in imaginary Connecticut towns, usually near the beach. Visit her online at www.jnbwrite.com.
Find out how the world’s largest community science project, www.ebird.org, is not only helping birders track their sightings but also helping scientists track the impact of changes to climate and habitats. Learn how to start your own year and life list of birds. Discover lesser-known eBird tips and shortcuts. Find out what other birders are seeing in our area. Explore how eBird can help you plan your birding and discover birding hotspots wherever you travel. Presenter: Anne Swaim, Executive Director, Saw Mill River Audubon.
Brad Bruckner is hosting a comedy birthday bash with proceeds going to benefit Make A Wish Foundation!!
On the show are comedians, Chrissie Mayr, Teddy Smith, Tom McCaffrey, and Scott Blakeman!
Be sure to check out Lucys Laugh Lounge on Facebook and Twitter!
Tickets can be purchased here- https://www.lucyslaughlounge.com/events/brad-bruckners-birthday-show-1200pm
Join in on this Spring favorite! Grab your flashlights, hiking boots, and discover some of the unique creatures that visit these vernal pools once a year to lay their eggs, like wood frogs, American toads, and spotted salamanders. Meets at the Overbrook Nature Center.
Register early, this sells out every year! Pre-registration only. Recommended for ages 5 and older.
Call 203.977.6521 to register.
Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8