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Friday, July 31, 2015
4 p.m.Stop! Drop! & Read!
When you hear the blow of the whistle that means it's time to stop, drop what you are doing and read an interesting book for fifteen minutes! For every participation for this program you will earn a summer reading sticker put on our summer reading reader wall. Earn the most stickers by the end of the Summer reading club program and you will win the grand prize!
West Farms LibraryChildren
Saturday, August 1, 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
11:30 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
12 noonLibrary Scavenger Hunt
Join us for a hero themed scavenger hunt that will allow you to explore the library like never before! Decipher clues and complete the tasks on the list to earn prizes and summer reading glory! Sign up required. Program is for children ages 6-11 accompanied by an adult.
Bloomingdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
1 p.m.Instant Shakespeare - All's Well that Ends Well
Instant Shakespeare Company The Instant Shakespeare Company is dedicated to the proposition that Shakespeare is for Everyone! The company organizes annual readings of ALL of Shakespeare's plays using original Folio & Quarto texts.Founded and run by Paul Sugarman, we have started our 16th Season of Readings of ALL of Shakespeare's plays. Shakespeare for Everyone!The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they a…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
2 p.m.SATURDAY MOVIE: Grease
Grease DVD | Color | 1978 | 110 min | Paramount Pictures | Rated PG August 1, 2 p.m., 6th floor 1950s teens Danny (John Travolta) and Australian transfer Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) spend their "Summer Nights" falling in love, but once fall comes, it's back to Rydell High and its cliques. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? Directed by Randal Kleiser Starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John,…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon: The Gaithers Meet the Penderwicks: Jeanne Birdsall and Rita Williams-Garcia in Conversation
Join Jeanne Birdsall, author of the Penderwicks series, and Rita Williams-Garcia, author of the One Crazy Summer series. This panel discussion will consider their legacy and the highs and lows of writing as both writers wrap-up their iconic tales of sisters and families.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers
2 p.m.Saturday Movie at Chatham Square Library 儿童电影 -- Bolt
儿童电影 SATURDAY MOVIE AT CHATHAM SQUARE LIBRARY for children, tweens, & families! August 1st at 2pm: Bolt PG 2008, 97 min, dir. Chris Williams and Byron Howard Join us for the final movie in our Every Hero Has a Story movie series! The days of canine superstar Bolt are filled with danger and intrigue ... until the cameras stop rolling. But Bolt doesn't know that he's on a TV show; he thinks his amazing powers are real! When Bolt is accidentally shipped from his Hollywood soundstage to…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
3:30 p.m.Haiku for Everyone
Join us for a six-week haiku writing workshop where you will learn about the history of haiku and about the art of writing haiku. At the last session, participants will have the opportunity to share their work at a final reading. Dates: August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, September 12th. Time: 3:30-4:30pm Please register for this workshop by calling or visiting the library. This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Monday, August 3, 2015
10:30 a.m.Study Buddies!
Are you getting ready for school exams? Preparing for a summer course, looking to complete a school project, or just get advice from other teens who’ve been there, aced that? Come to Battery Park Library’s Teen Study Time! Meet with National Honor Society volunteers and show those tests who’s boss! For ages 12-18.
Battery Park City LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
11 a.m.Heroes On Camera
Join us for this Summer Reading Photography series based on local heroes such as firefighters, policemen, teachers, and other local heroes. Help record real heroes stories, learn Photography 101 on our new digital cameras, print your photos, and finally create a digital photo display to show off your work! Heroes On Camera is an 9 week program that aligns with our exhibit "Public Eye" http://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/public-eye currently on display at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Library in M…
St. George Library CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
11 a.m.Reading Aloud
Children ages 3 to 8 can enjoy picture books with the librarian.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
1 p.m. Summer Reading 2015 Weekly Drop-In Craft Programs
Looking for something to do this summer?? Stop in on Mondays afternoons, between 1pm & 4pm, and join our Summer Reading 2015 themed drop-in craft programs! Ages 4+. Limited to the first 20 participants, no pre-registration required.
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
1 p.m.Seashells! Seashells
It's Summer! That means sun and sand and sea and . . . seashells! Join Jessie Oram for a special series of programs on shells! August 3rd @ 1pm "Seashells: Arts & Crafts" August 10th @ 1pm "Seashells: Science!" August 17th @ 1pm "Seashells: Story Time!" August 31st @ 1pm "Seashells: Arts & Crafts!"
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
2 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 & up.
Richmondtown LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
2:30 p.m.Feature Films on Monday
Tired of the heat? Come to the St. Agnes Branch Library and watch some of our favorite movies about Heroes this summer. The movies will begin at 2:30 and you will still have enough time to check out your summer reading books. August 3 Disney's Cinderella. 75 min. rated G August 10 Brave. 93 min. rated August 24 Meet the Robinsons 95 min. rated G August 31 The NeverEnding Story 92 min. rated PG (from the book by Michael Ende)
St. Agnes LibraryPersons with Disabilities
3 p.m.Writopia Workshops
This summer, we are proud to offer a special weekly writer’s workshop led by a Writopia Lab instructor--all of whom are published writers or produced playwrights. Children ages 6 to 12 years old will develop and write their own original short stories, plays, or poetry (with illustrations!) on a weekly basis and share their writing in a reading for family, faculty, and friends at the end of the summer. Each writer will leave the workshop with the deep satisfaction of having completed a creative p…
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3 p.m.Craft-A-Way
This year theme for Summer Reading is Every hero has a Story. Come and do a Super Hero Themed Craft!! The Crafts for this month are: Monday, August 3rd: Paper Plate Masks Monday, August 17th: Make a Super Hero Cape Materials will be provided. Just bring your imagination.
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3:30 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.
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m.Stop! Drop! & Read!
When you hear the blow of the whistle that means it's time to stop, drop what you are doing and read an interesting book for fifteen minutes! For every participation for this program you will earn a summer reading sticker put on our summer reading reader wall. Earn the most stickers by the end of the Summer reading club program and you will win the grand prize!
West Farms LibraryChildren
4 p.m.Reading Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, proving children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Morningside HeightsChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
10:30 a.m.NYPL.ORG 101: Introduction to New York Public Library's website
NYPL.ORG 101 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 can be found throughout all locations of the New York Public Library.
Melrose LibraryAdults
11 a.m.Preschool Story Hour
Preschool stories for children and their caregivers. An hour of fun reading, singing, dancing or crafts.
Tremont LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
12 noonKids Read A-Loud
Get your reading on at the library! Bring your favorite book to share with old and new friends as we read aloud and share stories with each other. You'll also be able to get book recommendations from your librarian to help keep a summer reading goal of reading for at least 20 minutes each day!
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
2 p.m.Writopia Workshops
This summer, we are proud to offer a special weekly writer’s workshop led by a Writopia Lab instructor--all of whom are published writers or produced playwrights. Tweens and Teens will develop and write their own original short stories, plays, or poetry (with illustrations!) on a weekly basis and share their writing in a reading for family, faculty, and friends at the end of the summer. Each writer will leave the workshop with the deep satisfaction of having completed a creative piece of writing…
Hunts Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
2 p.m.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
2 p.m.Summer Fun at St. Agnes Library: Activities on a Tuesday Afternoon
Time to Crochet: Whether you want to learn how to crochet or already know how, come to the library and have some fun. We supply the crochet hooks and yarn. Ages 5 - 11
St. Agnes LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
2:30 p.m.Classic Film Series: A Raisin in the Sun
Bring a snack, bring a friend, and beat the heat at New Dorp this summer! Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations. 128 minutes; not rated; release date: 1961
New Dorp LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
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
4 p.m.Reading Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, proving children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
4 p.m.Writopia Workshops
This summer, we are proud to offer a special weekly writer’s workshop led by a Writopia Lab instructor--all of whom are published writers or produced playwrights. Children ages 6 to 12 years old will develop and write their own original short stories, plays, or poetry (with illustrations!) on a weekly basis and share their writing in a reading for family, faculty, and friends at the end of the summer. Each writer will leave the workshop with the deep satisfaction of having completed a creative p…
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m.Writopia Workshops
This summer, we are proud to offer a special weekly writer’s workshop led by a Writopia Lab instructor--all of whom are published writers or produced playwrights. Children ages 6 to 12 years old will develop and write their own original short stories, plays, or poetry (with illustrations!) on a weekly basis and share their writing in a reading for family, faculty, and friends at the end of the summer. Each writer will leave the workshop with the deep satisfaction of having completed a creative p…
Morningside HeightsChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m.Stop! Drop! & Read!
When you hear the blow of the whistle that means it's time to stop, drop what you are doing and read an interesting book for fifteen minutes! For every participation for this program you will earn a summer reading sticker put on our summer reading reader wall. Earn the most stickers by the end of the Summer reading club program and you will win the grand prize!
West Farms LibraryChildren
4:30 p.m.Make Your Own Superhero Mask!
Think only Superheroes can wear masks? Think again! Create your own using a variety of materials. Don't forget to wear it to the Summer Reading Conclusion Party!
Harlem LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
5 p.m.Walk Into eBooks
Join us weekly for walk in eBook help and learn how to load library eBooks on your eReader. Every Tuesday from 5:00 to 6:30pm. Sessions are first come first serve. Please arrive by 6:10pm. What to bring: · Your eReading Devise (all devices) · Your USB Cord (Kindle, Nook, and Sony eReader) · Your Laptop Computer (Nook and Sony eReader) · Please know all passwords for your Amazon (Kindle) and App Store (Apple and Android Devices) accounts.
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
10 a.m.Summer Reading Camp
A special summer program for kids...come spend the morning at the library reading, crafting, and learning.
Woodlawn Heights LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
11 a.m.Reading Aloud
Children ages 3 to 8 can enjoy picture books with the librarian.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
2 p.m.Book Lounge
Have you read a good book lately? Do you have a favorite verse or line you enjoy reading? Do you have a critique about an author you want to voice? Come and share with us.
Throg's Neck LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3 p.m.Songs and Stories for Summer
Summertime! Come and enjoy the very thought of summer - sun, water, picnics, vacations. Join JulieAnn for stories and songs that remind us to find a park or any patch of green and soak up summer while it’s here. For children ages 3 and up.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3 p.m.Writopia Workshops
This summer, we are proud to offer a special weekly writer’s workshop led by a Writopia Lab instructor--all of whom are published writers or produced playwrights. Children ages 6 to 12 years old will develop and write their own original short stories, plays, or poetry (with illustrations!) on a weekly basis and share their writing in a reading for family, faculty, and friends at the end of the summer. Each writer will leave the workshop with the deep satisfaction of having completed a creative p…
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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