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SAT Tests, Writing Workshop, The Snowy Day

Family Best Bets of the Week.

Each week, we'll give you the info on the best family activities or events for the week.

You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.

Look for the kids' planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. We want to hear from you!

Free SAT Practice Test
When/Where: Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m./Pearl River Public Library
Why Go: Kaplan Test Prep provides this free official SAT practice test for students in 10th and 11th grade. Kaplan sends out results with suggestions of areas where the students may need work. 
Cost/Contact: Free, but registration is required. Contact Christina Linder at (845) 735-4084

Writing Workshop With Author Emmy Laybourne
When/Where: Monday, Feb. 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m./ Pearl River Public Library
Why Go: For teens and adults wanting to learn about creative writing and writing styles. Learn from Emmy Laybourne, author of the young adult novelMonument 14
Cost/Contact: Free, but registration is required. Contact Christina Linder at (845) 735-4084

The Snowy Day
When/Where:  Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m./ Barnes & Noble at the Palisades Center
Why Go: In 1962, a little boy named Peter put on his snowsuit and stepped out of his house and into the hearts of millions of readers. No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day.
Cost/Contact: Free / http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2905

Young Ones Storytime
When/Where: Thursday, Jan. 31 at 1:30 p.m./New City Library, 220 N Main St, New City
Why Go: Ages: 3 & up. Mrs. B shares some fun stories and songs. Come to one session or all. All adults must show their New City or West Nyack Library cards at the door.
Cost/Contact: Free/845-634-4997

Storytime: Gregory's Shadow
When/Where:  Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m./ Barnes & Noble at the Palisades Center
Why Go: Gregory is a shy groundhog, and having his friend Shadow close by makes him feel brave. But one day they go outside to look for food, and get separated. Will the two friends find each other in time for Groundhog Day?
Cost/Contact: Free / http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2905

Pearl River Teen Library Council Meeting
When/Where:
Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Pearl River Public Library
Why Go:
For teens entering grades seven through 12. Participants help select materials for the library and plan upcoming activities.
Cost/Contact:
Contact Christina Linder at (845) 735-4084

Free Practice SAT
When/Where: Saturday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m./New City Library, 220 N Main St, New City
Why Go: Limited enrollment is underway for high school students only. To register, go to www.newcitylibrary.org and click on "Teens."
Cost/Contact: Free/845-634-4997

Family Fun with Mr. Kurt
When/Where: Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10:30 a.m./ Nanuet Public Library
Why Go: Join Kurt Gallagher for a toe-tappin’ hand-clappin’ good time for all ages through Kindergarten. Parent/Caregiver participation required. Older siblings are welcomed
Cost/Contact: Free - Please take tickets for each week you would like to attend. Tickets required for all attending / Nanuet Public Library

Visit a Museum
When/Where: Anytime
Why Go: Most libraries offer passes to area museums to their library patrons. The Friends of the Nanuet Library have recently added a family pass to the New York City Police Museum. Contact your library to find out which museums they have passes to
Cost/Contact: Free / your library

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