February Vacation Activities for Kids at the Library

February 14, 2018 | Things To Do

Beat the winter break blues with some fun and educational activities at the library!

Our branches are hosting special programs and events to keep kids and teen entertained during school vacation Feb. 19-23. And best of all, these fun events are free and open to everyone!

Here is a sampling of the free programs planned for kids and teens at APL libraries. For a complete list, visit the library’s online calendar.

FEB. 19 | MONDAY
Art Project | 1:00-2:00 pm | Delaware Branch | The Tang Teaching Museum stops by to lead a fun art project. | No registration | For ages 5-12
Will It Sink or Float? | 2:00-3:00 pm | Pine Hills Branch | Make a boat out of tinfoil and see how many pennies it takes to sink it. | Register at (518) 482-7911 x223 | For ages 5-11

FEB. 20 | TUESDAY
Captain Underpants Party | 2:00-3:00 pm | Pine Hills Branch | Kids celebrate George and Harold from the popular “Captain Underpants” book series. | Register at (518) 482-7911 x223 | For ages 6-11
Duct Tape Extravaganza | 4:00-5:00 pm | Delaware Branch | Learn how to make duct tape wallets, flowers, and bowties. | No registration | For ages 13-17

FEB. 21 | WEDNESDAY
Clifford the Big Red Dog’s Birthday Party | 10:30 am-12:00 pm | Delaware Branch | Meet Clifford, watch his story, make crafts, and enjoy birthday cake with our friends from WMHT PBS Kids. | Register at (518) 463-0254 | For ages 3-8
“They Lived Along the Mohawk” | 2:00-3:00 pm | Pine Hills Branch | CMOST presents a special program about the indigenous people of our area. | Register at (518) 482-7911 x223 | For ages 5-11
Maple Sugaring | 2:00-2:45 pm | Bach Branch | Learn how trees work, why sugar is important, and get a taste of real maple syrup with educator Anita Sanchez. | Register at (518) 482-2154 | For ages 8-17

FEB. 22 | THURSDAY
• Monster Drawing & Painting | 1:00-2:00 pm for ages 4-7 | 3:30-4:30 pm for ages 8-12 | Delaware Branch | Create a pet monster to take home, inspired by I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll. Art educator Josette Pastore teaches the sessions. | Register at 463-0254
Build a Bridge | 1:00-3:00 pm | Washington Ave. Branch | Learn engineering basics while building a model of the Golden Gate Bridge. | Register at (518) 427-4310.| For ages 10-17
Zumba Kids | 2:00-2:45 pm | Bach Branch | Certified instructor Katie Snyder leads this class of kid-friendly Zumba moves. | Register at (518) 482-2154 | For ages 6-17

FEB. 23 | FRIDAY
LEGO Team Challenge | 2:00-3:00 pm | Pine Hills Branch | Teams participate in an epic LEGO creation challenge. | Register at (518) 482-7911 x223 | For ages 6-11

Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon is APL's public information officer, and manages the library's communications, public relations, and marketing efforts. No, she isn't a librarian, but feels as if she's among her people here at the library.