The Summer Reading Game was a great success in the
Burchell Childrenís Room. The Friends sponsored two
dozen programs for children this year, including the
Chess Nuts Program, Second Annual Stuffed Animal
Sleepover, and Ice Cream Night. These events brought
850 children into the library, helping make it a top year
for library program attendance. And there is more coming
up throughout the school year. While most of the Friends
Programs havenít been determined yet, here are some of
the fun events that are already on the horizon.
Beginners Chess Nuts Club Tuesdays, October 9, 16, 23
and 30 and November 6 and 13 at 4:30 pm. Donít know a
pawn from a knight but want to learn. Not sure what
checkmate is or how to castle. Then this class is for
you! Registration is required and must be done online.
This program is made possible by the Friends of the
Larchmont Library. Ages 6 and up
Intermediate/Advanced Chess Nuts Club Wednesdays,
October 10, 17 and 24 and November 7 and 14 at 4:30
pm. Experienced chess players can join Alan Abramsís
class to sharpen their skills. Players must know how all
the pieces move, the point value of the pieces, how to
castle, and how to checkmate. This program is made pos-
sible by the Friends of the Larchmont Library. Ages 6
and up
LEGO Club Fridays, October 12 and 26 at 3:30 at 3:30
pm. Share your love of LEGOs with other children and
create your own project based on a different theme each
session. Registration not required. Ages 7 and up
2
nd
and 3
rd
Grade Book Club Tuesday, October 9 at 3:30
pm. Join us for reviewing and discussing the book of the
month. Books will be available on the Book Group Shelf
in the Reference Room on the Main Floor three weeks
before the program. Registration not required.
Zombie Walk Tuesday, October 30 at 4:00 pm in Village
Center. The Larchmont Library is turning itself over to
the undead for an afternoon! Hear several different ver-
sions of spooky tales, get your face painted to look like a
zombie, then march into the library to scare the adults.
Please register in person or by phone. Ages 8-11
Holiday Crafts with Kim Wednesday, December 12 at
4:00 pm. Wondering what to give as a gift this holiday
season. Come to the library and choose a gift to make
using a variety of options. Ages 8 and up
THEN, NOW AND SOON --THE
FRIENDS HAVE BEEN BUSY!
The Scarecrows are coming! The Friends are pre-
senting the 2nd Annual Scarecrow Festival, to be
held Saturday, October 20 through Wednesday, Oc-
tober 24 (Ragamuffin Weekend) on the Library's
lawn. Come join the fun! Get into the fall spirit
and create a scarecrow! All you need is the cloth-
ing and your imagination! New this year: Vote for
your Favorite Scarecrow!
You read it here first: LegoFest February 9 and 10,
2013! More details to come!
Stuffed Animal Sleepover: The rain could not
keep the stuffed animals away from the 2nd Annual
Sleepover held in the Children's Room. One hun-
dred stuffed animals were tucked in by their loved
ones after snacking on milk and cookies and listen-
ing to bedtime stories. If you want to see the mis-
chief the stuffed animals got into after the humans
left, visit
friendsoflarchmontlibrary.org
and watch
the video!
We All Scream for Ice Cream: There is nothing
better than ice cream on a hot August evening ex-
cept homemade ice cream! Children ages 4 and up
made ice cream in a bag while the even younger set
was able to enjoy Longford's Own ready-made ice
cream. While enjoying the treat, all the children
listened to ice-cream-themed stories. A cool time
was had by all! Thank you Longford's for your gen-
erous donation! Thank you Imperial Milk Mart and
Foley's for your discounted supplies.
National Circus Project: One Man Show Thurs-
day, December 27 at 3:00 pm in the Village Cen-
ter. You donít have to head to the big top to enjoy
the magic of the circus! Come be amazed and
amused by juggling, plate spinning, balancing and
more in this one hour show. Registration not re-
quired. Seating is on a first-come basis. Ages 5-11
Mercy Watson Pig Parade Friday, December 28
at 10:30 am. Come celebrate the porcine wonder in
the series by Kate Dicamillo. Weíll talk about the
crazy hijinks of Mercy Watson, enjoy Mercyís fa-
vorite snack (see if you can guess what it is) and
have a pig parade through the library. Ages 5-8
KIDSí CLUBS AND MORE: CHILDRENíS PROGRAMS