Staying awake to watch the ball drop and bring in the new year is no easy task for most children. We here at the New York Public Library thought it was only fair that the celebration of 2014 start early for the little ones. Join us at the St. George Library Center on December 31st at 12pm, as we host this year’s Noon Year’s Eve Party. We will celebrate with crafts and sparkling apple cider. Hope to see you and your children there!
Hooray! Winnie-the-Pooh turns 90 this summer! (On August 21, to be precise.) If you’d like to send Winnie a birthday card, we have a mailbox at the Children’s Center @ 42nd Street and are accepting cards on Winnie’s behalf. After all, the original Winnie-the-Pooh doll set — including Winnie, of course! — is at the Library, on view in the Children’s Center, in a special room surrounded by art of the 100 Acre Wood! If you haven’t seen the darling little figures, stop by and take a look!
Not only are we collecting cards for Winnie, but we are also making cards in a Family Crafts program on August 9 (for ages 3-12 years; preregistration required). On Saturday, August 20, the Library is having a big Winnie-the-Pooh birthday bash. It starts at 3 pm, and there will be face painting, balloon animals, crafts, and more.
It’s a Winnie-the-Pooh summer! He’ll only turn 90 years old once; celebrate with us!