NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- An exciting selection of free programs awaits children in Pre-K through Grade 5 during the December vacation week, at the New Rochelle Public Libraries.
Make a Winter Wonderland Workshop will guide children in creating their own magical winter wonderland with very cool snowmen using Model Magic clay. The Clay is soft, clean, air dries and easy-to-use. Art instructor Wendy Podell provides the guidance and materials for this totally fun craft workshop, which will be held Monday, December 28th from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon in the Huguenot Children’s Library Lower Level and from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in the Meeting Room of the Main Library. The workshops are limited to 25 children ages 4 and older, on a first-come, first-served basis, and are made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library and the Partnership for the Huguenot Children’s Library.
A live show of “Dragons & Dreams” by Sciencetellers will be presented in the Ossie Davis Theater of the Main Library on Tuesday, December 29, from 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm. With castles, kings, a dragon keeper, an Ice Sorceress, the Horn of Fire, two villagers, and a daring journey to save the entire kingdom, elementary school children are invited to enjoy this spectacular adventure. The science of Fire & Ice is revealed through a tale of Dragons & Dreams and experiments of flash paper, exploding bottles, "cool" dry ice, and much more. Seating is on a first-come, first-served to the 138-seat capacity of the theater. This program is made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library.
Witness the juggling, pranks, magic and humor of “Remarkable Renaldo,” when the ringmaster clown of Circus Renaldo performs in the Ossie Davis Theater of the Main Library on Tuesday, December 30th, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Renaldo has performed with the leading circuses around the world, including Big Apple Circus, Toronto’s Garden Brothers Circus, England’s Zippo’s Circus, SeaWorld in Florida, and Circus Sarasota. The free performance is appropriate for all ages, and is on a first-come, first served, to the capacity of the Ossie Davis Theater. This program is made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library.