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Almost 100 children and adults came to the Briarcliff Manor Public Library on Wednesday, July 25 for Star Light Family Night. One of the special events linked to the Summer Reading Program with its theme “Dream Big,” the early evening program included many activities related to the night sky. Planned and coordinated by Amy Kaplan, children and teens librarian, the activities highlighted different constellations.
At the Ursa Major station, kids caught fish with bear paws in a small swimming pool. The Lyra constellation inspired freeze dancing with flowing scarves to the music of ancient Greek lyres. Children created dragon puppets at the Draco constellation table.
Staff members from the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, including Marc Taylor and Regina Conrad, brought telescopes to help adults and children view the sun and the moon. Mr. Taylor, manager of the planetarium and science programs, helped children create their own constellations and sky legends.
Many library staff members and volunteers also assisted with the activities. Please click here for information about other summer programs and registration for the Summer Reading Program.