Kids and Teens

 

One of the most important things you can do for your child is read aloud for fifteen minutes a day. Our commitment is to make this project easy and interesting to both of you. We have a wide variety of age appropriate books that will make read aloud time a productive and valuable time for both you and your child. With the exception of our Storytime, all other classes have fees, a portion of which benefit the library.

ART CLASSES: 

Art and creative projects with teacher Cuca Torrech is held on Tuesdays, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm for children 6 to 8 years of age and on Thursdays, from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm for children 9—15.   Register with Professor Torrech by calling  her at 787-633-5787.  Art allows for expression while improving reading and motor skills, confidence, visual leaning, and skills for decision making, focus, perseverance, and besides, it’s FUN!

On Saturdays, Art teachers Cuca and Tuti Torrech offer an ongoing workshop of art classes for children ages 6 to 15.  There are two time choices: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  These classes provide a special opportunity to explore in depth a particular theme and art medium (water color, collages, chalk, etc.).  For more information, please call Professor Cuca Torrech at 787-633-5787 or Professor Tuti Torrech at 787-637-7648.

 

PIANO CLASSES: Thursdays from 3:00 pm a 5:30 pm we are offering piano lessons for children and adults. Classes will be given by Kirine Báez-Rossi, a certified Suzuki Piano teacher. For more information you may call Professor Báez-Rossi at (787) 487-2515.

CHESS CLASSES:

Come and learn the time honored sport of chess!  We have classes for both adults and children.  Chess is popular and important for many reasons.  At our library we hear from parents that chess classes with our teacher Jonathan Torres have led to increased concentration and focus in school work...happy students=happy parents!

Jonathan teaches at our library on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays.  For more information and to arrange for your class time, please call Jonathan at 787-455-1546.

SUMMER READING CONTEST FOR CHILDREN: Ages 4 - 17.  June and July. Call us for our current program. Every year we give a tablet to our winner along with 3 trips to a Reading Treasure Chest.

We have a substantial bilingual collection of over 6,000 books for children and young adults. We maintain an extensive area devoted to materials about Puerto Rico.

Adults

Some of our adult classes have fees, a portion of which benefits our library.

KUNDALINI YOGA: Giglia Tonini of “Yoga Flex” offers yoga classes on Wednesday mornings at 10:15 am. You can reach Giglia at (787) 579-5505.

PIANO CLASSES: Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm we are offering piano lessons for children and adults. Classes will be given by Kirine Báez-Rossi, a certified Suzuki Piano teacher. For more information you may call Professor Báez-Rossi at (787) 487-2515 or visit www.pianoparachicos.com.

CHESS CLASSES: Come and learn the time honored sport of chess!  We have classes for both adults and children.  Chess is popular and important for many reasons.  At our library we hear from parents that chess classes with our teacher Jonathan Torres have led to increased concentration and focus in school work...happy students=happy parents!

Jonathan teaches at our library on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays.  For more information and to arrange for your class time, please call Jonathan at 787-455-1546.

EXERCISE YOUR MEMORY.  Classes are on Tuesdays with Dra. Rosalyn Ortiz, clinical psychologist.  An outstanding series of classes to stimulate your mental health.  This program is based on a group format that fosters social interaction by the participants.  Times:  10:00  am or 1:00  pm.

Please call Dra. Ortiz for more information, as class times vary.  787-598-3112

 

Please, let our director know if you are willing to help or direct an activity.

Events and Activities

bbq

National Library Week BBQ, Book and Bake Sale is held every year in April.

book-and-bake
We hold Book and Bake Sales several times a year. We sell baked goods donated by our volunteers and members, and sell books with a 50% discount.
halloween

Halloween party with food, candy and games for the family.

lyl-fest
Love your Library Fest
Annual fundraising activity. Date and site to be announced.

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