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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, July 5
@ 11:30 a.m.
Fun Time for Little Folks
Songs and stories for the very young, with adult caregiver. For ages 0 - 3.
115th Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 11:30 a.m.
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers
Babies and their caregivers can enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood! For ages 0-18 months. Limited to 50 babies and their caregivers; first-come first-served.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 11:30 a.m.
Toddler Time
Enjoy songs, books, and free play with friends at the library!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 12 noon
Summer Reading Club Reading time Contest!
Join the Summer Reading Club and enjoy your summer reading books. At this time computers will be shut off to give you some quiet time to read a book. If you read a book for just 20 minutes you will earn a star sticker on our Spelling Bee/ Summer Reading Challenge chart. If you gain the most stickers by the end of August you will win the grand prize! If you do not gain the most stickers you can still participate in our Summer Reading Club Finale Party and walk away with a goody bag!
West Farms LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 12 noon
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 12 noon
Pre-school Playtime
Pre-Schoolers with their parents/caregivers can play with age-appropriate toys and socialize with other pre-schoolers in the neighborhood.
Morningside HeightsChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 12:15 p.m.
Tuesday Infant Lapsit
Special 15 to 20-minute program of simple fingerplays, songs, and board books. For babies and pre-walkers up to 18 months old with their parent or caregiver. Program begins promptly at 11:15 a.m. Please join us!
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading Club
Join us at Grand Concourse Library each day during the summer at 1:00pm when we stop everything, grab a book and READ! A great opportunity to earn Summer Reading prizes!
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren
Tue, July 5
@ 1 p.m.
Reading, Coloring and Creating for the Out School Time
If you are not planning to go away for the Summer Time ; visit us at the Belmont Library for an hour of fun, Reading, Coloring and Creating.!!!!
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 1 p.m.
"Bored" Game Day
Play board games with your friends & family.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Storytime With Literacy Inc
Come and enjoy a fun "Pajama Night" family storytime followed by an activity and treats! The storytime is presented by Literacy Inc. *For All Ages
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Minecraft Club
Join us for our weekly Minecraft Club, where together we mine, craft, and trade tips! Play Minecraft using the library's laptops or Xbox in the Community Room. Ages 7-17
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Ancient Greek Myths
A Summer Reading Program Make a Trojan horse or design a temple frieze, mold mythological creatures and learn about the gods of Olympus as students travel to ancient Greece to explore its rich history and mythology. Presented by Children's Museum of Manhattan. For children ages 4 and older.
Melrose LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Family Film - HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2, 2015, 89 min., color, directed by GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY. Starring the voices of ADAM SANDLER, ANDY SAMBERG, SELENA GOMEZ, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Asher Blinkoff, Fran Drescher, Molly Shannon, Megan Mullally. Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel. ADMISSION FREE
96th Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Kids Coloring Corner
Your favorite cartoon and superhero characters are waiting for you!!! Show your artistic self everyday aferschool at the Kids Coloring Corner.
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Ninja Bootcamp!
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands­on creative programs at your local branch!
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Literacy Inc. Read Aloud
Come and listen to stories, make a craft project, & enjoy a snack with the staff of Literacy Inc. Children ages 3-11 welcome. Younger siblings accommodated. No registration required.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Coloring Page Tuesdays
Come color with us every Tuesday after school! Starting at 2pm we will provide access to crayons and a variety of coloring pages for kids to color their own masterpieces!
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Manga Drawing Workshop
A Summer Reading Program Do you have the next manga series ready to pour through your fingertips? Join Ivan Velez and learn how to draw your own characters, plot your stories, and more! All materials will be provided. For ages 5 to 12 years old.
West Farms LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Gaming - Sports & Fitness
Got the gaming moves? Challenge your friends in a tabletop or video game. Play chess, bingo, checkers, monopoly, Wii Sports, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero and more. Ages 5-12
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
SUMMER READING BOOK CART GIVEAWAYS FOR ALL AGES
Join us as we encourage more reading this Summer! Help yourselves to some free book giveaways!
New Dorp LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Children,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Buzzy Bee's Garden Club
Come to the library and help out in our community garden! All ages.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Project Art
Students will develop their creative and problem solving skills through hands on lessons led by experienced teaching artists. Classes introduce art history topics and vocabulary which will be applied to the exporation of drawing, painting and mixed media work. At the end of the semester, all students will have their work displayed in a student exhibition at a professional art gallery in NYC. Ages 4-6 only and registraton is required.
Allerton Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Sports & Fitness
Participate in fun physical activities, like hoola hooping, jump roping and group parachute activities.
Grand Concourse LibraryToddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Word of the Week!
Join us every beginning of the week and test your vocabulary word skills. Use the word of the week in a sentence correctly and win a prize.
Francis Martin LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 2:30 p.m.
Shark Week
Did you know there are about 450 species of sharks? Did you know the Great White Shark is the biggest meat eating predator in the ocean? How about Stingrays? They are shark cousins! Did you also know that sharks have a 6th sense? Join us at the Library for some shark fun facts. Presented by the Children’s Librarian. For children ages 6 to 10 years old. Children and families are welcome!
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 2:30 p.m.
LEGO Club
Step right up to this interactive event, where you'll lean how to build fun creations out og LEGO® bricks! Your imagination is the limit.
Riverside LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 2:30 p.m.
Read Aloud and Craft
Sharing favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
South Beach LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
From Anansi to Zeus
A Summer Reading Program Explore famed literary heroes throughout the world with CMOM! From Anansi the Spider, a West African Hero, to Zeus – ruler of Mount Olympus, students study different cultures and traditions through reliving a traditional folktale or myth and create artwork based on each story. Presented by Children's Museum of Manhattan. For children ages 4 and older.
115th Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Monster Puppet Imagination Station
A Summer Reading Program Some of the best puppets are monsters! Join Nicola McEldowney the puppeteer for a workshop where she'll teach you to make your own monsters out of socks, bags and other fun art materials. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 3 p.m.
Under a Shady Tree Storytime
Join us for stories outside on the lawn of the library! For ages 3 and up. No pre-registration required.
Tottenville LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 3 p.m.
Word of the Day!
Each day, Monday through Friday there will be a vocabulary word posted on the children's bullentin board on the second floor children's room. If you can come up with one sentence using the vocabulary word you will earn a sticker for that day and the sticker will be placed on our Spelling Bee Contest chart. Every Friday we will have a spelling bee contest using the five vocabulary words that were on bulletin board. The winner will gain three stickers to go on Spelling Bee Contest Chart. A…
West Farms LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 3 p.m.
Make & Take Crafts
Children and their caregivers can come and do a craft with other families in the neighborhood. Come and take joy in an hour of fun activities that will bring families together!
Tremont LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 3 p.m.
Kiddie Tech
Psst. Hey. Would you like to use the computer? Don't have a library card? No biggie. Sign up at the Information Desk in the children's room to use the computer. Limited to 12 participants.
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 3 p.m.
Picture Book Story-time
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Riverdale LibraryChildren
Tue, July 5
@ 3 p.m.
Junior Gardener Series
Exercise your green thumb with Miss Counts in an eight-week long educational series on plants and gardening.
Jerome Park LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 3 p.m.
Puzzling TogetherAguilar LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 3 p.m.
Crafternoons!
What are we going to make today? Every week features a new exciting craft project, so fire up your imagination and join us for Crafternoons at Washington Heights! Projects will be perfect for ages 6 and up. Children 5 and under should have a helper!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
Reading Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Morrisania LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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