Beat the winter break blues with some fun and educational activities at Albany Public Library (APL). The library’s branches are hosting more than two dozen programs to keep kids and teen entertained during school vacation Feb. 16 to 21. All activities are free and open to the public.
Here is a sampling of the programs planned for kids and teens at APL libraries Feb. 16-21. For a complete listing, visit the library’s online calendar.
Feb. 16 (Mon)
Teens make sugar scrubs and other DIY skin care items. For ages 12-17.
Make catapults and launch marshmallows to see which goes the farthest. For ages 6-17.
Feb. 17 (Tues)
Kids create clay characters and bring them to life with stop-motion animation. This is a two-day workshop that continues on Feb. 18. For ages 8-14. Please register at 463-0254.
This workshop is for younger kids and is just one day. For ages 4-7. Please register at 463-0254.
Celebrate winter with games, like Olaf bowling, activities, and hot cocoa. For ages 5-12.
Experience the joy of flight in the museum’s flight simulators. For all ages. Please register at 472-9485.
Feb. 18 (Wed)
- Appy Hour at 10:30-12 pm – Delaware Branch (331 Delaware Ave.)
Bring a device (iPad, Kindle, etc.) and play apps featuring popular PBS Kids characters. A few sample devices will be available for use during the program. WMHT will also provide free download codes for the apps. For ages 3-5.
Kids create clay characters and bring them to life with stop-motion animation. This is the second session of a two-day workshop. For ages 8-14. Please register at 463-0254.
Make a fun, colorful, foaming geyser with library scientists. For ages 5-17.
Feb. 19 (Thurs)
Teens battle it out for Super Smash Bros. supremacy, and prizes. For ages 12-18. Please register at 482-7911 x223.
Watch “Bear Snores On,” read the book, and make puppet crafts. Children get a gift bag with the book and other activities to take home, too. For ages 3-7. Please register at 463-0254.
- Chinese New Year – Celebrate the year of the sheep with fun activities. For ages 17 and under.
3-4 pm – Washington Ave. Branch (161 Washington Ave.)
4-5 pm – Howe Branch (105 Schuyler St.)
Feb. 20 (Fri)
Experience the joy of flight in the museum’s flight simulators. For all ages. Please register at 482-2154.
Feb. 21 (Sat)
Learn how to walk like a chicken with dance movement educator Lili Loveday and her pet chicken, Henrietta. For ages 3-8. Please register at 427-4310.
Bring your American Girl doll and learn about life in the early 1800s, including maple sugaring and quilting. This program is funded by the Junior League of Albany. For ages 6-17.
Draw a pirate map and learn science and technology skills along the way. For ages 5-12.