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2003 Library News

Blue ArrowCELEBRATING THE YEAR WITH MUSIC ... CONTINUES - The library will present a series of musical programs entitled "Celebrating the Year with Music ... Continues," during 2003. The programs for children and families are partially funded by a grant from the New York State Council of the Arts Decentralization Program, administered by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport. The first program, held on March 6, 2003, featured Broadway singer Jimmy Moore singing Irish songs and ballads. This was followed by a musical program to celebrate Earth Day, featuring Patricia Shih, on April 10, 2003. The final program in this year's series will celebrate the winter holidays with Joe Guida, The Singing School Bus Driver. 

Blue Arrow5th ANNUAL YA SIDEWALK CHALK ART CONTEST - The library had to cancel its 5th Annual YA Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest and Children's Sidewalk Chalk Art Show this year, due to inclement weather on April 5th and 12th. We will try again next year! However, the library did present a special program, "Bubbles! Bubbles! Bubbles!" on Saturday, April 5th, in the Children's Room instead of outside. Jennifer from the Long Island Children's Museum showed the children how to make bubbles from string and for other household objects and helped the children make bubble prints.

Blue ArrowWINNERS OF THE 6TH ANNUAL TEEN POETRY CONTEST ANNOUNCED - Five students were honored on Friday, April 5, 2003, for their winning poems in the library's 6th Annual Teen Poetry Contest. Each poet received an award certificate acknowledging their achievement and an autographed copy of a Mel Glenn poetry novel. First place winner also received a journal for future poetry writing. View the Poetry Night Photo Gallery to see the students receiving their awards from Assistant Director Mamie Eng.

First Place Winner - Sasha-Elise Ortiz
Second Place Winner - Mary Elizabeth Gallo
Third Place Winners - Jessica Kim, Brittany Prusinski
Honorable Mention - James Fleming

Blue ArrowEZRA JACK KEATS SPRING FESTIVAL - The Henry Waldinger Memorial Library celebrated Ezra Jack Keats Week from March 17 through March 21, with a variety of presentations, craft programs, and a storytime session. This year's festival, "Catch Your Dreams ... and Set Them Free," focused on Keats' book Dreams. Besides making dreamcatchers, the children also made kites "to set their dreams free." These activities were all funded by an Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Mini-Grant awarded to the library for 2003.

Blue ArrowDVD COLLECTION NOW AVAILABLE - Starting on May 1, 2003, Henry Waldinger Memorial Library cardholders can now borrow DVDs from the library for a 2 day loan period. Because the collection is still growing, one DVD per family may be borrowed at one time, in addition to two feature videos and two non-fiction videos. Titles include films such as The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, and new titles such as Changing Lanes, The Ring, and Moulin Rouge.

Blue Arrow6TH ANNUAL CHILDREN'S LEGO EXHIBIT -The library held its 6th Annual Children's Lego Exhibit in January 2003. Children of all ages exhibited their Lego creations for all to see. This year's creations included the Pagan-Fletcher House, Harry Potter, space vehicles, etc. All the children received a Certificate of Achievement for their participation. Check out the Lego Photo Gallery for this year's exhibit.

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