Valentine’s Day fun for baby

Hi everyone! Now that I have a son, Valentine’s Day has taken on a whole new meaning. I can’t wait until he’s old enough for his Oedipus complex to kick in and for me to ruin him for all other women. Just kidding…sort of! This week we have a selection of fun and mostly free Valentine’s-themed events for the kiddos, and a raffle for you!


I don’t remember the last time I had a date night, but if I did I’d love to visit a salon for a fancy blowout. Lucky for me, Drybar is opening soon in White Plains. If you’re not familiar with Drybar, they offer professional wash and blowouts at a flat price, regardless of hair length or thickness. You can book online at their website, the Drybar iPhone app, or phone. Click here for more info. 

For those of you who want to recreate a blowout at home, you can enter for your chance to win a goodie bag, filled with great hair care products from Drybar such as:

The Drybar Guide To Good Hair For All: The ultimate handbook for at-home hairstyling from Drybar founder Alli Webb. Alli shares her tried-and-true tips and tricks in three in-depth sections featuring more than 100 style-inspiration photographs and step-by–step tutorials for a good hair day at home.

Velvet Hammer: Smooths thick, coarse and highly textured hair. Provides soft hold. Moisture-rich formula hydrates dry strands, creating soft, shiny styles. Fights frizz and controls fly-aways on hard-to-tame hair.

Sparkling Soda: Instantly creates a lightweight high-gloss finish. Calms fly-aways, static and frizz. Contains UV absorbers to prevent color fading. Imparts softness and sheen without weighing hair down.

To enter, send an email with your full name and hometown by Sunday, February 12 to



Valentine’s Day Story and Craft - Crestwood Public Library

Tuesday, February 9, 4-5pm Come celebrate love by hearing a story and making a craft! Free for all ages. Click here for more info. 


Valentine Pretzels – Warner Library, Tarrytown

Thursday, February 9, 4pm. Make and decorate chocolate-dipped pretzels. For grades 1-6 in the Children’s Room. Free, but register in advance. Click here for more info. 


DIY Lil Love Monsters – Mount Kisco Library

Thursday, February 9, 4:30-6pm. Spread the love by making a lil love monster At the Mount Kisco Library. This event is for school age to teens and meets upstairs in the large meeting room. Free, but registration is required. Click here for more info. 


Old-Fashioned Valentines – Pound Ridge Library

Saturday, February 11, 12-1pm. Create vintage themed cards for family and friends with Erin Joslyn of June Cleaved Designs. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Contact Erin directly at to reserve your child’s place. Children eight and under must be accompanied by a participating care giver. Free. Click here for more info. 


Animal Embassy: Love Is in the Air – Pound Ridge Library

Saturday February 11, 1-2pm. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Animal Embassy will introduce the concept of love and family. In the animal kingdom, relationships between animals sometimes parallel our family relationships Families will meet Amore the Lovebird who like us, loves and bonds with a partner for life. We’ll meet other families that stick together including a Red Foot Tortoise family and a Chinchilla mother and her baby and Quilliam, an African Crested Porcupine. Free. Click here for more info.


Victorian Valentine Tea  ­– Horace Greeley House

Saturday February 11, 11am & 2pm. Attend a special Victorian Tea at the Horace Greeley House. The afternoon will include Victorian tea, snacks, crafts, and a tour! Recommended for ages up to 12. Free, but registration is required. Click here for more info


Valentine's Day Celebration - Kidville Mount Kisco

Tuesday, February 14, 9:30-11am. At Kidville’s annual party, there will be a hugging station photo booth, gym time, treats, art project, and much more! $10 per member child and $15 per non-member child. Children 6 months and under are free. Click here for more info and to purchase tickets. 


That's it for this week. I hope you have a great Valentine's Day. As always, check our website for events and weekly library programs

See you next week!