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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, June 28
@ 10:30 a.m.
Baby & Toddler Storytime
Join us for books, songs, rhymes, and movement to nurture early literacy and learning skills in babies and toddlers. Enjoy singing, reading, and bouncing with your little one and meet other babies and toddlers in the neighborhood. Recommended for children ages 3 & under with parent/caregiver. Baby & Toddler Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30 am and 11:15 am PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited space capacity, attendance is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, June 28
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy- Late two and early 4 years old (Preschoolers)
Early Literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they are able to read and write. Sing: Slows down language, helping children hear smaller sounds in words. This helps children later sound out words. Talk: Children start to learn language by hearing people talk. When you talk with your baby, your baby is hearing sounds of the language you speak; learning what words mean as you point to and label things. Read: Share reading is the single most important activity that you…
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, June 28
@ 11:15 a.m.
Baby & Toddler Storytime
Join us for books, songs, rhymes, and movement to nurture early literacy and learning skills in babies and toddlers. Enjoy singing, reading, and bouncing with your little one and meet other babies and toddlers in the neighborhood. Recommended for children ages 3 & under with parent/caregiver. Baby & Toddler Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30 am and 11:15 am PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited space capacity, attendance is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, June 28
@ 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, June 28
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Wildlife Superheroes
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration of All Ages Have you ever wondered why some of our most popular superheroes are often named after animals? Spiderman, Batman, and Aquaman all share traits with their particular animal namesake whether it be great strength, great stealth, or the ability to live underwater. A visit by a New Canaan Nature Center naturalist will give participants an up close look at several creatures with an array of “super” qualities that makes each a “wildlife superhero” in…
Hunts Point LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, June 28
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Challenge Carnival Kick-Off!
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration of All Ages Come one, come all to George Bruce Branch Library for a Summer Reading Carnival! Sign up to participate in the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge. Enjoy face painting, guest author Max Brallier, games, prizes and snacks (while supplies last). Activities will be ongoing from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Face painting from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Face and hand painting for kids. All face paint is non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and water-soluble. Presented by Ann…
George Bruce LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, June 28
@ 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,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, June 28
@ 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
Tue, June 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
BIRDS OF PREY
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration of All Ages Observe several raptor species up close, while learning about their adaptations, behavior, ecological importance, and natural history. Demonstrations, and museum specimens will help illuminate the fascinating lives of these amazing avians.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, June 28
@ 4 p.m.
Reading Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books, and the joy of reading.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, June 28
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Anime Club
Do you love reading manga and watching anime? Come to the teen room to discuss your favorite manga and watch your favorite series. Paper and colored pencils will be provided for young adults who want to draw their favorite characters or create their own.
High Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, June 28
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Time: Tower Building Challenge
Teens! Join us to check out books, collect summer reading prizes, and compete in the Tower Building Challenge!
Inwood LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, June 28
@ 4 p.m.
Canceled
R.E.A.D. with BB!
Practice your reading skills with a licensed therapy dog! Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend! BB and his, Jeff, owner can't wait for you to come by the library and read them a story. For ages 5-12. Pre-registration required for each 15 minute slot. The R.E.A.D.® (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) children’s literacy program is courtesy of Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA) organization.
Bloomingdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, June 28
@ 4 p.m.
Reading Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books, and the joy of reading.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, June 28
@ 4 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, June 28
@ 4:15 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,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, June 29
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Storytime
Join us for a fun-filled time of songs, rhymes and reading!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, June 29
@ 11 a.m.
Summer Reading
St. George Library Summer Reading Carnival
Join us on the front lawn of the St. George Library as we kick-off our Summer Reading Program! Get ready for a summer filled with reading, fabulous library programs, prizes, and fun! SRPKickOffCarnivalFlyer2016.pdf SRPKickOffCarnivalFlyer2016.pdf SRPKickOffCarnivalFlyer2016Spanish.pdf
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Wed, June 29
@ 11 a.m.
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
Wed, June 29
@ 11 a.m.
Pre-School Stories
Reading aloud to your preschooler and helping prepare your child to independent reading.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, June 29
@ 12 noon
Summer Reading
Kick-Off Celebration!
Fun games including ping pong! Arts and Crafts! Urban Stages presents Drums and Dance performance at 4:00 PM! Music, prizes, and much more! Free admission - All ages are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will also be provided.
115th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Children,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wed, June 29
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Kick Off Celebration @ the Port Richmond Library
Come to the Port Richmond Library and join us for our summer reading kick off celebration. Enjoy the Wildlife Superheroes show, a craft, games, giveaways and much more!
Port Richmond LibraryAdults,
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Wed, June 29
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading Kick-Off!
Want to be a library all-star? Join our Summer Reading Challenge! This year’s theme is Get in the Game: READ and we want to invite all of Washington Heights to our big Summer Reading Kick-off! Join us for a carnival of games for all ages from balloon badminton, wall checkers, a DIY PhotoBooth, toddler sensory activities, and so much more. Summer Reading programs will continue through July and August.
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Wed, June 29
@ 1:15 p.m.
Baby Storytime
Infants from birth to pre-walking age (0-18 months) and their caregivers can join us for gentle books, songs, rhymes, and movement to nurture early literacy and learning skills. Enjoy singing, reading, and bouncing with your little one, and meet other babies and families in the neighborhood in a warm and friendly environment. Please note: Programs take place on the second floor. There is no elevator available, and stroller parking is limited.
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Wed, June 29
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
The Amazing World of Animals
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration of All Ages Join the staff of the New Canaan Nature Center for an all-around furry, scaly, and feathery adventure into the world of the animal kingdom. Meet a variety of live animals and get an up close look at what makes them all so awesome! We will also look at some animal artifacts to help us better understand the amazing adaptations these creatures possess.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, June 29
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Wildlife Superheroes
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration of All Ages Have you ever wondered why some of our most popular superheroes are often named after animals? Spiderman, Batman, and Aquaman all share traits with their particular animal namesake whether it be great strength, great stealth, or the ability to live underwater. A visit by a New Canaan Nature Center naturalist will give participants an up close look at several creatures with an array of “super” qualities that makes each a “wildlife superhero” in…
Port Richmond LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, June 29
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
GET DOWN WITH READING: A Summer Reading Celebration!
Kick off the summer with games, dancing, prizes and more!
Dongan Hills LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Wed, June 29
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Kick-Off
Come and join us for our Summer Reading kick-off. We'll have snacks, face painting and henna tattoos! Don't forget to stay for the magic show "Abracadabra."
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
Children,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, June 29
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Abracadabra
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration of All Ages Children will be wowed and amazed at the sleight of hand tricks and the comedic talents of Children's Magician Evan Paquette. Evan holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Theater and uses magic to both entertain and promote learning. As a special treat, after the 40 minute interactive magic show, Evan leads a short hands-on workshop for the kids to test their own magical abilities. Presented by Urban Stages.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, June 29
@ 3 p.m.
Learn how to make a Chinese Fan for the Summer Time
Would you like to make your own Chinese Fan for the summer? Join us to create a Chinese Fan at the Belmont Library.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterChildren
Wed, June 29
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading Activity for Adults
Come enjoy dome activities with the mosholu branch staff for summer reading.
Mosholu LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, June 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
End of School Free for All!!!
SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER!!! Come join us in the Young Adult Area‘s Computer lab for Games, Conversation, Relaxation, and Activities! It is all about relaxation and conversation! 1st Floor in the Young Adult Area *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all games and materials will be provided.*
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, June 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
Read AloudParkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren
Wed, June 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
WRITE NOW with NY Writers Coalition
Want to get past your writers block or just put pen to paper and see what happens? Join New York Writers Coaltion and author Laura Stampler at Jefferson Market Library this summer for free, weekly creative writing workshops that will bring out those powerful stories we have yet to share on the page. Poetry, prose, theater, rhymes, and everything in between — all created in a single room! This workshop is open to young writers (Ages 13-18) of all genres, backgrounds, and experiences. Snacks, wri…
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, June 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Library All-Star!
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Excercise your mind with hands-on creative programs at your Local branch! Sessions include: Ninja Party ! (ages 6-12) Workshop series is Free.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren
Wed, June 29
@ 4 p.m.
Family Storytime
Join us for read alouds and songs for all ages! The librarian will share favorite, new, and seasonal stories. Coloring pages and crayons will be on hand to share after the reading.
Muhlenberg LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Wed, June 29
@ 4 p.m.
Read to Chucky, our New York Therapy Dog!
Come read to our therapy dog Chucky! These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can't wait for you to come read them a story. Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend! Pre-registration is required for each 15-minute slot and opens 1 week in advance. For ages 5 and up.
Yorkville Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, June 29
@ 4 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
Wed, June 29
@ 4:30 p.m.
Summer Time Family Movie Wednesdays
Come hang out with your friends and family and be a movie critic! June 29th- The Rookie July 6th- Soul Surfer July 13th- The Hoosiers August 24th- Cool Runnings August 31st- Angels in the Outfield
Columbus LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, June 29
@ 5 p.m.
Teen Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament
Calling all gamers: challenge your friends in a Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament this summer! Find out who will be the next George Bruce Library Yu-Gi-Oh Champion! Tournament is open to teens ages 12-18. Players must bring their own deck of cards in order to play, all others are welcome to hang out, watch the matches, listen to music & enjoy the snacks! Save the date: The next Teen Tournament will be on Wednesday July 27th at 5pm!
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
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