July-August Programs for Younger Kids

Great programs for younger children take place all month long, every month, at the Library. See our online calendar or stop in the Trove for location information.

Be sure to also check out our listing of great Family/All Ages events throughout the summer. (link to post)

AND! Sign up for Summer Reading!

Storybook Dancing with Steffi Nossen School of Dance 
Ages 2-6, Families
Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. – July 5, 26; August 9,
A creative, movement-filled program for young ones to hear stories and then dance them to life!
VR Storytimes in the Igloo
Ages 2-8, Families
Wednesdays, 2:00 and 2:30 p.m. – July 5
Wednesdays, 11:00 and 11:30 a.m. – July 12; August 9, 23
Space is limited.  Please pick up tickets in the Trove starting at 10:30 a.m.
Experience Virtual Reality (VR) without a headset in the library's newly installed panoramic content room! Families will hear stories and explore virtual worlds related to the themes.
Bilingual Family Storytime
Ages 3+, Families
Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – July 5; August 2
Families will listen to a bilingual story, sing bilingual songs and make a craft. This program will be in English and Spanish.

Ages 2-6, Families
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. – July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. – July 11, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. – July 18 – Author Visit Storytime: Jade Green-Grant and Barbara Magnotta read Animals Eating the Alphabet
Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. – July 12, 19, 26; August 9, 16, 23
Saturday, 2:00 p.m. – July 8 – Celebrate Disability Pride Month!
Stories, songs and fun! Following Storytime on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the children and caregivers are invited to Toy Time in the Story Trove – a time to play and socialize!
Stories & Stuff
Ages 2-6, Families
Thursday, 4:30 p.m. – July 6
Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. – August 22
Space is limited – pick up tickets in the Trove starting at 4:00 p.m.

Afternoon stories & craft.
Tiny Tots!
0 – 24 months, with a caregiver
Fridays, 11:00 a.m. – July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 7, 14, 21, 28
Space is limited.  Please pick up tickets in the Trove starting at 10:30 a.m.
Our popular program for babies up to 24 months is back!  Interactive songs and fun in a lapsit format for a baby and their caregiver.

Move & Groove with Miss Jolie
Ages 1-8, Families
Mondays, 11:00 a.m. – July 10, 17; August 21, 28
Referred to by a parent as the “best program we’ve ever attended at any library,” Miss Jolie performs with her ukulele along with other musical instruments and props for the children leading them in a high-energy, high-fun program.
Rock Your World Concert
Up to age 8, Families
Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. – July 19; August 2, 16
Galaxy Hall
Join Miss Armelle for an educational multicultural music show! Miss Armelle brings instruments for all to join in this performance of global tunes which include traditional favorites and new songs.  On July 19 and August 2, Miss Armelle will be joined by a percussionist for an extra rocking musical show!
Wonka’s Wondershow
Children, Families
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – July 20
Hilarious entertainer David Engel returns to the Library as the mysterious and eccentric inventor Wonka! Full of laughs, magic, audience participation and zaniness, don't miss Wonka's Wondershow!
Let’s Groove! with Miss Lisa
Ages 3 months – 5 years, Families
Mondays, 11:00 a.m. – July 24; August 7, 14
Join Miss Lisa and her guitar for a fun-filled music class and be ready to dance to a bunch of tunes!
Science Heroes: Saving Earth Together STEM Show
Children, Families
Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. – July 25
Talewise presents this action-packed story where two unlikely heroes work together to save their town (and the planet) from a super-polluting mastermind! Throughout the adventure, volunteers will help the performer conduct several exciting science experiments that bring this story to life! Together we’ll explore Newton’s Laws of Motion, air pressure, chemical reactions, and more!
Green Golly and Her Golden Flute Performance
Children, Families
Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. – July 26
Green Golly, a girl like Rapunzel, is locked in a tower, and is so enthusiastic that everything that whizzes by her window inspires her to sing! Unfortunately, she has a terrible voice –so the witch gives her a golden flute hoping to stop the racket. Being that the girl is stuck in the tower all day long with nothing to do – she practices – until she becomes an amazing flutist! Ultimately she escapes the tower and goes on tour – but not before practicing so much that she misses meeting the Prince, plays her first duet with the unbelievably old and incredibly wrinkled Vlotek the Gypsy, wrangles with the wackiest of witches and learns wisdom from Mousey Tongue – the tiny philosopher who lives in the walls of children’s rooms and comes out when all seems lost.
Jumpin’ Jamie Concert
Children, Families
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – August 3
Kindie rocker Jumpin’ Jamie returns for a super high-energy musical show with puppets and fun!
Rhonda Appleseed & the Tree that Learned How to Speak Performance
Children, Families
Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. – August 8
Traveling Lantern Theater Co. presents Rhonda Appleseed & the Tree that Learned How to Speak. Rhonda is a descendant of Johnny Appleseed, and everyone calls her Ronnie. When she learns about her great great uncle's story, she grows fascinated and then proud. Ronnie decides that she wants to follow in his footsteps. She decides she will protect nature and all the creatures on our planet from climate change. But how? She takes a journey to visit one of the beautiful, kind, wise old apple trees that Johnny planted so long ago to ask how she can help. The tree teaches her that her voice is needed to bring people together to do the right thing.
The Jester Jim Show
Children, Families
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – August 10
The one, the only, Jester Jim returns for a juggling, balancing, beat boxing, astounding show!
Intro to Opera
Ages 3-13
Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. – August 15
Actors are needed to assist Anne Tormella, Opera Singer and Artistic Director of Manhattan Lyric Opera, to perform in three or four opera scenes! Lear about the opera and take part in the performance! No singing or prior rehearsal required, props and costumes are provided. Children are needed to play the parts of fairies, maidens, pirates, mad scientists, a mechanical doll and more! Parents and teenagers are welcome to participate and help out in scenes as well!
Many of these programs are supported by the White Plains Library Foundation and the Friends of the White Plains Library.
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