Free programs at the New Rochelle Public Library will keep children entertained during the winter vacation break from school the week of Feb. 18.
Kicking off the week will be programs celebrating Chinese New Year. Children will be making a dragon puppet and a traditional red Chinese lantern, and afterward there will be a performance by the New York Chinese Cultural Center. For more information, click here.
Family Film Day will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the library's Ossie Davis Theater with the theme "Mice & Ice."
Beginning at 11 a.m., there will be showing of a Mighty Mouse cartoon. The "super hero" was created by Terrytoons, an animation studio originally located in New Rochelle.
Following Mighty Mouse will be The Great Mouse Detective, a 74-minute film about the Baker Street detective who is tracking down Professor Ratigan, who has kidnapped London's master toymakers.
The film, which is rated G, is appropriate for ages 3 and up.
At 2 p.m., the fourth installment of Fox's Ice Age: The Continental Drift will be screened.
The animated film features the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah and Jennifer Lopez.
The film is rated PG and is appropriate for ages 5 and up.
"Crafts from Favorite Books About Winter" are on the menu from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 21. Children will make mitten-shaped books that they can fill with animals and cotton-ball snowmen.
Entertainer Zev Haber will perform songs to get everyone dancing and moving beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22. The performance is for children age 3 to 7 and their parents or caregivers and will be in the 140-seat Ossie Davis Theater.