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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, May 31
@ 11:15 a.m.
Baby Lapsit
Babies from birth to 18 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
Morningside HeightsChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 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. Please, only 0-18 month year olds and their caregivers and families! Different story times are available for older, more active children.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 11:30 a.m.
Arts for Story Time
Join us to create a craft themed after this morning's Story Time topic!
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 11:30 a.m.
Toddler Time
Share fun stories, songs, and rhymes and enjoy free play!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 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, May 31
@ 11:30 a.m.
Book Babies
Simple stories, songs, and rhymes for babies and their caregivers, followed by a short playtime.
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 11:30 a.m.
Baby Lapsit
Babies from birth to 18 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. 3rd Floor Storyhour Room.
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 11:30 a.m.
Story Time
Children and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other children in the neighborhood. Please note: Space is limited. Before each session, tickets are distributed to the first 30 adults beginning at 10 and 11 a.m.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 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, May 31
@ 12 noon
Countee Cullen's Birthday Celebration
Celebrate Countee Cullen's birthday on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, with a day of exciting activities! There will be a film screening from 12pm to 1pm, a poetry reading featuring works by Cullen and other Harlem Renaissance authors from 6pm to 7:30pm at Countee Cullen and exhibits at both Countee Cullen and the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. During the day, there will also be activities for children and teens related to C…
Countee Cullen LibraryAdults
Tue, May 31
@ 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, May 31
@ 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, May 31
@ 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, May 31
@ 2 p.m.
Stories for Sweet Peas
Come listen to stories and make a craft. This is a special storytime for 3 & 4 year olds.
St. Agnes Library, Community Program RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 2 p.m.
Itty Bitty Time
Children 0-15 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, interactive stories, lively songs, and rhymes. Join the fun and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 2:30 p.m.
Homework Help
Pull out your books and let's get our homework done! Ages 5-11.
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Castles!: A Medieval Building Series
Let’s go back to a time of lords, knights, jousting, and really large buildings called castles! Learn to create and build the different components of a castle with LEGO® bricks! Week 1: Castle Curtain Walls- Children will be introduced to the idea of a medieval castle and focus on discovering the components of the exterior wall of a castle’s compound-- the curtain wall! They will also learn about its various architectural features such as battlements and arrow loops; AND, if there’s time, they…
Roosevelt Island LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 3 p.m.
Game On!
Play your favorite game or learn something new!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 3 p.m.
After School Lounge
Come to the library after school for studying and a chance to unwind. Monday through Thursday from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
City Island LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 3 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, May 31
@ 3 p.m.
Computer and Technology
An introduction to the computer and the Internet for children ages 5 to 12 years old and their parents/caregivers.
Pelham Bay LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 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, May 31
@ 3 p.m.
After School Lounge
Come to the library after school for studying and a chance to unwind. Monday through Thursday from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
City Island LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 3 p.m.
Kids Tech Time
Engage with your peers. Navigate the Internet, research, and complete your homework or project with the additional appointment given on the laptop.
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Spring Arts & Crafts
Children create seasonal and fun crafts using a variety of materials and skills. All materials provided.
Van Cortlandt Library
PS 91
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Arts & Crafts!
Join as at the West Farms Library some fun Arts and Craft!
West Farms LibraryChildren
Tue, May 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Magic Paintbrush: Flower Garden
Bring your best art skills and curiosity to our Magic Paintbrush event! This month participants will be painting beautiful flower gardens.
Allerton Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Homework Help
Could you use some help with your homework? Volunteers from Bard High School Early College are here to assist students in grades K-5 achieve their best on school assignments!
Hamilton Fish Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Children's Film: The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar
Meet Kion the second born cub of Simba and nala as he assumes the role of leader of "The Lion Guard" an elite team of animals tasked with preserving the Pride Lands!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Arts and Crafts
Simple arts and crafts projects for children ages 3 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Canceled
FREE HOMEWORK HELP TUESDAYS
Reading help from Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Math help from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade First come, first served. Space is limited. Sign-up list will start when library opens that day. By Staten Island Technical High School volunteers.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Spring Arts & Crafts
Children create seasonal and fun crafts using a variety of materials and skills. All materials provided.
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 3:30 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, May 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Castles! : A Medieval Building Series
Let's go back to a time of lords, knights, jousting, and really large buildings called castles! Learn to create and build different components of a castle with LEGO(R) bricks! Week 1: Castle Curtain Walls-Children will be introduced to the idea of a medieval castle and focus on discovering the components of the exterior wall of a castle's compound--the curtain wall! They will also learn about its various architectural features such as battlements and arrow loops; AND, if there's time, they w…
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Spring Arts & Crafts
Children create seasonal and fun crafts using a variety of materials and skills. All materials provided.
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 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.
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Story Time and Craft
Children and their parents/caregivers are invited to join us for read aloud stories, followed by a craft! For children ages 3-11.
Port Richmond LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Club
The Ottendorfer Library has started a Library Lego Club for children 5 and Older This is an open opportunity for kids to get creative and build anything they choose. The library will provide the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination! All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to document your adventures, or check back here after the program--you might see your creation!
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Homework Club
Join us after school to finish your school work or read a good book. During this time, the computers will be reserved for those who need them to complete their homework.
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren
Tue, May 31
@ 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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