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Busy August For Harrison Recreation And Library

HARRISON, N.Y. – With school just a few weeks away, Harrison children still have the chance to join various soccer, basketball or swimming camps, according to the Harrison Recreation Department website.

Soccer Camp: Kids who come to this camp will “learn the basic skills of soccer and play games while also enjoying a quick dip in the pool.” This two-week camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 13 to 27 at Bernie Guagnini Park.

Basketball Camp: Third- through eighth-graders will receive instruction in ball handling, shooting, dribbling and passing at this Sollazzo Center camp. The 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. camp runs from Aug. 20 to 24.

Swim Camp: Children looking to enjoy aquatics while learning stroke development, water safety skills and water games can join this camp for first- through third-graders. The camp at the West Harrison pool runs from Aug. 13 to 17, 9 a.m. to noon.

If you have questions, call 914-949-5265 or 914-670-3179. In case of poor weather, call the Harrison Recreation hotline at 914-670-3039.

The Harrison Public Library also has many events planned for August, including everything from playing board games and watching movies to reading books and learning more about computers.

Wednesday, Aug. 15: Movies at the Library from 4 to 5:30 p.m. An entertaining and popular children’s movie will be shown.

Mondays, Aug. 20 and 27: Storyland from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Children ages 3 to 5 are welcome along with their siblings to listen to children’s stories.

Mondays, Aug. 20 and 27: Board games from 4 to 5 p.m. All ages are allowed to join in the fun. You can play the library’s board games or bring your own.

Tuesday, Aug. 28: Computer orientation at 10:30 a.m. Patrons can learn to search the Internet and computerized library catalog. The library says, “If you are feeling left behind in this technology-oriented world, this class is for you.”

Wednesdays, Aug. 22 and 29: Circle Time for Tots from 10 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 to 11:30 a.m. This event is for 1- to 3-year-olds, and siblings are welcome. They will sing and read songs and stories.

Wednesday, Aug. 29: Brown Bag Cinema from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. The library will show the 2010 film "Leap Year," which is a romantic comedy.

Wednesday, Aug. 29: Movies at the Library from 6 to 8:45 p.m. The library will show the 2012 film "The Hunger Games."

Thursday, Aug. 23: Dawny Dew Halasz from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Ages 6 and under can “wiggle and giggle with Dawny Dew” plus his music and puppets.

Daily through Friday, Sept. 7: “Natural Fractions” by Lorie Gurian. The paintings will be on display. Gurian will be at the library Aug. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibition is sponsored by the Harrison Council for the Arts.

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