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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
6:30 p.m.Filling Your Bucket List: Where to go Next, with Evelyn Kanter, a freelance travel writer, photographer and guidebook author and editor.
This illustrated talk explores the most exciting and most affordable destinations to visit this summer, fall and beyond. Discover top travel trends, events and festivals, the best time of year to visit to avoid crowds and bad weather, how to save money with hotel and airline loyalty programs, and more. Whether your interests are fine art or fine dining, archeology or zoology, ocean cruising or river rafting, tracing your own roots or those of ancient civilizations, music festivals or massages, t…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, June 4, 2015
10 a.m.Summer Reading Kick-Off Block Party
A FULL DAY OF FREE PROGRAMS AND FUN FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY The New York Public Library invites you to join us for the official kick-off of the Summer Reading Challenge with an all day block party! This event features special guest speakers including graphic artist Nathan Hale, programs for all ages, and tables from local organizations and community partners. 10:00 AM: Special Guest Speakers: including graphic artist Nathan Hale and NYPL President Tony Marx 11:00 AM: Block Party Begins 11:…
Mott Haven LibraryFamilies
10:30 a.m.NYPL.ORG 101
NYPL.ORG 101 Introduction to New York Public Library’s Website This class provides a brief introduction to Library’s website. Learn how to manage your account, place holds, create reading list, search databases and more. In addition, learn about what programs and services that is to be found throughout all locations of the New York Public Library.
Melrose LibraryAdults
11 a.m.Abiyoyo and Other Tales of Giants, Warriors and Wizards
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration. Join LuAnn Adams and travel in story to lands of Giants, Clever Girls and Trolls and not a single damsel in distress!. Meet an African "Mighty Man", a knock-about "Knee-High Man" and other folks who enthrall, trick and transform their troubles into bountiful blessings. Tantalizing world tales of those who make the impossible, possible!
Eastchester LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
11:30 a.m.Author Presentation
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration. Nathan Hale
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
1 p.m.The Super Hero in All of Us
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration. Presto Pete, Incredulous Chris and the audience perform a number of feats similar to the fictional superheroes we all know and love, and at the same time impart important lessons on how these fictional characters can become real life inspirations. For children of all ages.
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
1 p.m.The Sword in the Stone
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration. With Merlin's guidance young Arthur discovers that he is the only person who can pull an embedded sword from it's massive stone pedestal. Recommended for children ages 5 and older. Presented by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
2 p.m.Presley and Melody presents: Superheroes and Story Songs
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration. Interactive musical delivering the performing arts in creative, hands-on musical experiences for kids of all ages. Children become "stars on stage" in this unique and creative concert experience. Original songs are specifically created for each theme and age group attending performance.
Grand Concourse LibraryInfant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
2 p.m.Thursday Arts and Crafts for Kids!
Calling all kids ages 5-12 ! Are you creative? We're inviting you to stop by for 45 minutes of artistic fun! June 4th @ 2:00pm: “Life-Sized Super You!” What sort of hero would you like to be? Come join us during our Summer Reading Kick-off and Create your own life-sized superheroes from cut out silhouettes! Children Ages 5-12 are invited come and use their imaginations to color and decorate their own heroes. June 18th @ 4:00pm: “ Paint with String!” Come and be colorful! A…
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
2 p.m.Summer Reading Open House
Summer Reading 2015 is here. Every Hero Has A Story ! Sign up for the reading challenge, play games, and make a craft at our summer reading open house, and be a reading hero.
Mosholu Library, Children's collectionChildren
2:30 p.m.Heroes and Heroines of Ancient Mythology
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration. Stories told by Robin Bady for children of all ages.
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
2:30 p.m.All for One and One for All The 12th Annual Community Reading Challenge
Book Festival Susanna Leonard Hill is a celebrated picture book author whose work has been recognized with wins in multiple National Writing Contests, and who wrote her first book when she was in the second grade. Her April Fools, Phyllis! is featured on this year’s reading list, and her interactive presentations have been welcomed in schools all over the area. She will be performing and reading from her books for children at Morningside Heights. Contact Assembly Member O’Donnell’s Community…
Morningside HeightsChildren
3 p.m.After School Lounge
We invite all students to come to the library after school to enjoy an afternoon of fun, reading, studying, homework, or just getting together with friends. Every weekday after school from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
City Island LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
3 p.m.Summer Reading Kick-Off!
Sign up for the summer reading program and receive a goody bag! Participate in some fun activities like crafts and our special drum program.
West Farms LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
3 p.m.Teen Summer Reading Kick-Off
Sign up for Summer Reading 2015 with a SUPER celebration! Sign up for Summer Reading Club, then join us for an afternoon of food, fun, games & prizes! Super Smash Brothers Tournament, Superhero Photobooth, and Bingo!
George Bruce LibraryBook Lovers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3:30 p.m.Story Time for All!
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. For all ages.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren
3:30 p.m.Drums and Dance
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration. One drummer and one dancer travel the world in drumming/dance beats to share their favorite steps and rhythms in this interactive performance/workshop. For children ages 4 and older. Presented by Urban Stages.
West Farms LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3:30 p.m.Do You Believe in Magic Show
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration. Do You Believe In Magic Show with Super Hero Muscle Man Mike has a wonderful and different approach to performing Magic! Look no further for something exciting and unique! Now you get a Super Hero with his Puppet Side Kick Rocky Rabbit and a full Magic Show! Presented by Fit for Kids.
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3:30 p.m.Read Aloud With Jackie
Explore the joy of reading and wonder of books! Listen to stories and enjoy a coloring page. For children ages 3-8 with a parent/caregiver
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m.Bubbles Kids Show
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration. The fantastic antics of Bubbles the Clown will keep you smiling. Performer Elaine Gil encourages the entire audience to get involved, making this a delightful experience for the whole family. Everyone will get their Face Painted, Balloon Animals, we will play parachute games, Bubbles and a whole lot of singing and dancing.
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m.Abracadabra
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration. 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. Recommended for children ages 4 to 8 years old. Presented by Urban Stages.
Sedgwick LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m.The Art of Mime
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration. Urban Stages presents mime as an art form. They will demonstrate short mime acts followed by discussion and interactive mime pieces created with the audience. Recommended for children of all ages.
South Beach LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
5 p.m.Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration
Come and join us for this year’s Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration. Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge. Special Performance, games, prizes & more!!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomInfant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Friday, June 5, 2015
11 a.m.Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
Engage in the joy and challenge of reading, memorizing, and acting Shakespeare! In this eight-week course, we will delve into the demands and pleasures of Shakespeare, mindful that the plays weren’t written as ‘literature’ but as texts for actors to perform. Every class session will include a brief physical and vocal warm up. No acting experience necessary! The course will culminate in a final performance of select monologues and scenes. Classes will meet Fridays from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, M…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Standing Down A reading and discussion group for veterans
Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian is a new reading and discussion series for veterans. It is held in the informal setting of your local library and based on a special collection of writing by and about men and women who have served in the military and made the transition back into civilian life. Standing Down includes writing ranging from Homer’s Iliad to personal accounts by members of the US Armed Forces. The program is open to service members of all eras and is free. You w…
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults
3 p.m.After School Lounge
We invite all students to come to the library after school to enjoy an afternoon of fun, reading, studying, homework, or just getting together with friends. Every weekday after school from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
City Island LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
3 p.m.Presley and Melody presents: Superheroes and Story Songs
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration. Interactive musical delivering the performing arts in creative, hands-on musical experiences for kids of all ages. Children become "stars on stage" in this unique and creative concert experience. Original songs are specifically created for each theme and age group attending performance.
Pelham Bay LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3 p.m.Fun Friday Summer Reading Celebration
Come to a SUPER party to celebrate your inner hero with us and the start of the 2015 Summer Reading program. Activities will include:  Make your own hero cape  Create your superhero name  Prize giveaways  Music  Books  Games  Refreshments
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomFamilies
3 p.m.Teen Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration
Teen Summer Reading Kick-off 2015! "Every Hero Has a Story!" Please join us if you are between the ages of 12 and 18! Refreshments will be served.
Mosholu LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3:30 p.m.Abracadabra
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration. 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. Recommended for children ages 4 to 8 years old. Presented by Urban Stages.
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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. For ages 3 to 8 years old.
Richmondtown LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren
3:45 p.m.Afternoon Cartoons
Because you can’t have summer without cartoons! Come and laugh along to the adventures of Bugs Bunny, Tom & Jerry, Wile E. Coyote and all the rest! For ages 3-12
Columbus LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m.Macaroni!
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration. Come play air guitar, jump high, fly under the parachute, stroll in the garden, swim in the sea and do the "Macaroni". This show introduces our special guest, Moochachka, the monkey, who as a true hero, saves the day by inspiring creativity and kindness. Meredith LeVande's videos air on PBS stations -Kids 13 and NJTV- in between favorite shows like Curious George and Sesame Street and now you can participate in this high energy, fun, interactive show. For…
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Saturday, June 6, 2015
11 a.m.Reading Aloud
A Librarian will share favorite Picture Books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. For children ages 3 to 8.
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
11 a.m.Family Story Time
Take a break from Saturday errands and join us at the library for stories, songs, and bouncy rhymes for you and your baby or toddler. Spend some quality time playing and reading with your child and meeting other neighborhood parents.
Bloomingdale LibraryChildren,
Families
11:30 a.m.Family Read Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
1 p.m.The Friends of Dickens New York
The Friends of Dickens are a monthly book discussion group that focus on the works of Charles Dickens. For the 2014-2015 season, the group will be reading Nicholas Nickelby. For more information, please visit http://thefriendsofdickens.org/Home_Page.php
Epiphany LibraryAdults
1 p.m.Children's Literature Salon: Honoring Benny Andrews
The Schomburg Education in partnership with Community Works presents a family event to celebrate diverse books in conjunction with the exhibition, Curators Choice: Black Life Matters. This event honors Benny Andrews and features a reading and workshop. This program is geared towards young adult readers and all lovers of childrens books. Schomburg Education proudly supports the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign and will have a series of installments throughout the year. Follow Schomburg Education o…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
2 p.m.Wally and the Water Cycle
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration. Come on an extraordinary, hands-on journey through the water cycle with "Wally the Water Molecule". An original musical about a drop of water, Wally, who learns to overcome his fear of going through the changing states of the water cycle in a very humorous way. Audience members will laugh and learn about the different phases of the water cycle through stories, songs, comedy, interactive visual projections and audience participation. All of the activities a…
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
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