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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 10 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
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 11 a.m.
PreK Story Hour
Enjoy preschool stories for children and their caregivers. An hour of fun reading, singing, dancing, and crafts awaits for you!
Tremont LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Toddler Time!
Tales for the teeny tiny! Come join us on The Baychester Library's Eric Carle Toddler Time Rug for interactive reading, song, and play that your little ones will enjoy!
Baychester LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 12:30 p.m.
Poetry and Prose Workshop Series
Learn to write poetry, memoir, and prose with Ellen Aug Lytle. She will be having a ten-session series of free workshops at the St. George Library Center. There will also be a reading featuring the work of students attending the workshop. This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
St. George Library Center, AuditoriumAdults
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 4 p.m.
We Read Together
Looking to get ahead or catch up on early reading? Join us for a free six week program for children ages 4-6 (struggling 7 years- old welcome too). The class will focus on learning some of the most important words in order to make reading easier and more enjoyable for children. Preregistration is required.
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Read Aloud
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
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 4:30 p.m.
Math & Reading tutoring
Free math & reading tutoring will be available on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for children in grades K-6, on a first come first serve basis, Please sign-up that day at the front desk to reserve a spot. (Maximum of 4 children per session).
Castle Hill LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 5 p.m.
Great Talks: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor
If you missed them live, watch this special re-play series of LIVE from the NYPL featuring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor. Engage with the brightest through this special series of screenings, each tackling a range of contemporary issues. Speakers investigate everything from feminist politics to reparations to the profound need for community. Enjoy the series and stay after for a group discussion and explore the issues further through our suggested reading list. U.S. Supreme Court Justi…
Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults
Today
@ 6 p.m.
Made at NYPL
How To Write Like Tolstoy
"How did Ernest Hemingway learn to take advice from Gertrude Stein?...How did Dickens change the end of Great Expectations, and why? " Richard Cohen is the critically acclaimed author of Chasing the Sun and By the Sword . His latest book How To Write Like Tolstoy explores how novelists do what they do. Cohen has also edited books by some of the world’s most influential figures including Madeleine Albright, Kingsley Amis, Vanessa Redgrave, Jeffrey Archer, Sebastian Faulks, John le Carré, Stu…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, May 25
@ 10 a.m.
Story Time: Reading Fun For Everyone
This story time is open to children of all ages and features stories, music, and fingerplays. Each class ends with an optional craft project. All Ages Welcome. No registration required. Please note: This program will be held in the Children’s Room.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 11 a.m.
Young and Restless: Toddler Story Time
Toddlers and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and meet other toddlers in the neighborhood. This storytime is for toddlers and parents/caregivers and is limited to 30 children. If the program is full, please enjoy reading to your child or working on a puzzle in our Children's Room on the first floor. Ages 17 to 36 months.
St. Agnes LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 11:30 a.m.
Peek-A-Boo & Books
Come, sing songs, play bouncing rhymes games, and listen to stories and begin your baby's lifetime love of reading. This age-appropriate program is a perfect introduction to the library for you and your baby. When parents and caregivers participate in this special storytime your baby gets the most from this early learning experience. Our baby story time is for babies ages 3 months to 16 months and parents/caregivers. Ages 3 months to 16 months.
St. Agnes LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Wed, May 25
@ 12 noon
LIVE from the NYPL
Replay of Live from the NYPL: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Engage with the brightest through this special series of screenings, each tackling a range of contemporary issues. Speakers investigate everything from feminist politics to reparations to the profound need for community. Enjoy the series and stay after for a group discussion and explore the issues further through our suggested reading list. Wed. May 4th / 12 noon - 2 pm: Goria Steinem & Roberta Kaplan Wed. May 18th / 12 noon - 2 pm: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Wed. Ma…
St. George Library Center, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Wed, May 25
@ 12 noon
Books at Noon
Leanne Shapton
Leanne Shapton comes to Books at Noon to discuss her latest work, Swimming Studies. Leanne Shapton is a Canadian illustrator, author, and publisher based in New York City. She is the author of Important Artifacts and Swimming Studies, winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. Make the most of your lunch hour and come to The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Wednesdays for Books at Noon, a series of free midday conversations hosted by Jes…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers
Wed, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Homework Help 辅助功課
Need Help With Homework? 需要幫助作業嗎? Want to Practice Reading and Writing Skills? 想練習閱讀和寫作能力? Come to the library between 3:30 and 4:30 for one-on-one Homework and Literacy Help from a librarian.
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, May 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Read Aloud
A Librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with wonder of books and the joy of reading. www.nypl.org
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren
Wed, May 25
@ 4 p.m.
Secret of a Book
Calling all readers! Come join our new Book Club. This month we are reading Serafina and the Black Cloak. For ages 10-14.
Mariners Harbor LibraryBook Lovers
Wed, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 4 p.m.
Reading Is Central: Family Story Time
Stories and songs for all ages. A fun time for the whole family!
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, May 25
@ 4:30 p.m.
We Read Together's Sight Word Jump Start
Looking to get ahead or catch up on early reading skills? For children ages 4-7 who want to learn, recognize, and practice sight words and improve their reading. Brought to you by http://wereadtogether.org/
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren
Wed, May 25
@ 4:30 p.m.
Math & Reading tutoring
Free math & reading tutoring will be available on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for children in grades K-6, on a first come first serve basis, Please sign-up that day at the front desk to reserve a spot. (Maximum of 4 children per session).
Castle Hill LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, May 25
@ 5:15 p.m.
Not Just for Teens
A book club for adults who enjoy reading and discussing young adult literature. Come and discuss Traffick by Ellen Hopkins. Both teens and adults are welcome to attend.
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, May 25
@ 6 p.m.
Fresh Air Fund Info Session
City Kids Need Fresh Air Want to send your child to camp this summer? Not sure if you can afford it? Come to the Fresh Air Fund Info Session hosted by Single Stop to learn more about FREE summer camping programs available for kids! Date: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 Time: 6pm to 7pm Location: Mid-Manhattan Library-Room 101 455 5th Avenue New York, NY 10016 Space is Limited! Please call or e-mail to register: 212-576-0024 or 212-340-0861 si…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Thu, May 26
@ 11:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytime
Join us every Thursday at 11:15 for Preschool Storytime! This program includes interactive stories and activities that will help foster a love of learning through reading, singing, talking, and playing! This program is for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For younger children, check out our Babies Book Club Mondays at 11:15am for babies 0-18 months old and Toddler Storytime Tuesdays at 11:15am for Toddlers 18months-3 years.
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Thu, May 26
@ 11:30 a.m.
Baby Lapsit
Interact and bond with your baby while reading, singing, and rhyming with your favorite Librarian!
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren
Thu, May 26
@ 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
Thu, May 26
@ 2 p.m.
Peek-A-Boo & Books
Come, sing songs, play bouncing rhymes games, and listen to stories and begin your babies lifetime love of reading. This age appropriate program is a perfect introduction to the library for you and your baby. When parents and caregivers participate in this special storytime your baby gets the most from this early learning experience. Our baby story time is for babies ages 3 months to 16 months and parents/caregivers. Ages 3 months to 16 months.
St. Agnes LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, May 26
@ 3 p.m.
Memorial Day Crafternoon
Celebrate the men and woman who gave their lives for our freedom... AND the unnoficial start of summer with a fun patriotic craft! Ages 4+ This program takes place in the chidren's room All materials provided
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Thu, May 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
Tween Book Discussion
No homework required with this book discussion! Learn about some great books and talk about what you've been reading. For tweens, ages 9-12.
Kips Bay Library, Children's roomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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