Summer Fun at the Library for Kids & Teens

Looking for something fun — and free — to do with the kids this week? Head over to the library for a great selection of activities and programs. For more details and more programs, visit the online calendar of events.


AUG. 5 (Mon)

“Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” on the Big Screen – 4 to 6 pm — Pine Hills Branch

Frodo and his trusty friend Sam face the end of their epic journey in Middle-earth. The movie is rated PG-13.

Art Journaling — 6:30 pm — Bach Branch

Learn how to make an art journal. All supplies provided. Ages 4-18. Register at 482-2154.


AUG. 6 (Tues)

Teddy Bear Tea Party — 10 am to 4 pm — Bach Branch

Drop off your favorite stuffed toy at the Bach Branch to stay overnight for a busy tea party. Come back the next day to pick up your furry friend and see a slide show of the adventures your pal had during the party. All ages.

Chinese Dragon Workshop — 2 to 4 pm — Pine Hills Branch

Start the afternoon by creating a dragon mask and then watch “Bawshou and the Dragon,” a traditional Chinese folk tale performed by Bells & Motley. All ages.

Colorful Collage — 3 pm — North Albany Branch

The Scotia-Glenville Children’s Museum teaches us to make creative and colorful collages. Ages 5-18.

Diving in the Dirt — 4 pm — Main Library

Join the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology to explore the underground world and its animals. Then, make a special “dirt” recipe. Ages 5-18. Must register online or at 427-4310.


AUG. 7 (Wed)

Dig In! — 3 pm — Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch

Plant your own flowers to take home with you. Ages 12-18.

Cooking Class — 3 pm — Howe Branch

Honest Weight Food Co-op teachs us about Mexican rice and hot chocolate while we prepare and eat these traditional foods. Ages 5-18.

Bubble Gum Blowout — 6:30 pm — Main Library

Test a variety of bubble gums and vote for your favorite flavor, longest lasting, and best bubble blowing gum. Compete to blow the biggest bubble too. Ages 11-18.


AUG. 8 (Thurs)

Lasting Impressions: The Fabulous Fossils of NYS — 3 pm — Delaware Branch

The Children’s Museum at Saratoga teaches us about the plants and animals that lived in our area millions of years ago. All ages.

Drop-in Arts and Crafts — 3 to 5 pm — North Albany Branch

Tweens and teens drop in to make creations from our art supplies. Ages 11-18.



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