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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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
12 noonOpen 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
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
1 p.m.2015-16 Adult Book Discussion: Tender Is the Night
F. Scott Fitzgerald's tragic romance, Tender Is the Night, is perfect late spring reading for our book discussion group. Pre-registration is required.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
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
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
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
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
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
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
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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
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
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
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
12:30 p.m.Movies at Mulberry Street Library presents - SoHo in the 1980s
Join us for three films that capture the creative and eclectic zeitgeist of SoHo in the 1980s! 12:30 pm : Downtown 81 (1981) - Directed by Edo Bertoglio. Starring - Jean Michel Basquiat and featuring Debbie Harry, John Lurie, Tish and Snooky, and more! The film is a day in the life of a young artist, Jean Michel Basquiat, who needs to raise money to reclaim the apartment from which he has been evicted. He wanders the downtown streets carrying a painting he hopes to sell, encountering friends,…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
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
3 p.m.Reading Aloud
A staff member will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Pelham Bay LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
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
3:30 p.m.Read AloudParkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren
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
4 p.m.Flower Crowns
Have you seen people wearing flower crowns for music festivals or in instagram pictures? In this workshop, learn to make your own! Right in time for summer, fashion yourself your ideal crown.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
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
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
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
6:30 p.m.Lenox and Astor Reading Group with Rivka Galchen
We're thrilled to welcome acclaimed writer Rivka Galchen for our spring Lenox and Astor Reading Group, where she will lead a discussion on Doris Lessing's "The Fifth Child." Ms. Galchen is the author of "Atmospheric Disturbances" and "American Innovations," and has been named a finalist for the Canadian Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, the Governor General's Award, and the Young Lions Fiction Award. She is a contributing editor at Harper's and has taught creative writing at Columbia. A former Cullm…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Thursday, May 12, 2016
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
12 noonOpen 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
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
3:30 p.m.Read Aloud With Jackie
Discover the wonder of reading and the joy of books, plus 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
3:30 p.m.Teen Program: Build a Teen Resume
Gear up for getting that summer job! Learn how to create your first resume with help from your friendly librarian. Everyone will leave with a brand new resume!
Baychester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m.Homework Help for Children
Kids’ Homework Help: Are you having trouble completing your homework? Struggling with your reading or writing? We are here to help with basic questions! Children ages 5-11.
Port Richmond LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m.Kids' Homework Help
Kids’ Homework Help is here! Are you having trouble completing your homework? Don’t understand those pesky math problems? Struggling with your reading or writing? We are here to help! No registration required. All children helped on a first come, first served basis
St. George Library CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Friday, May 13, 2016
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
3:30 p.m.Reading Aloud & Coloring
Enjoy hearing books read aloud followed by coloring. For ages 4-10.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3:30 p.m.After School Science: Spring Planting for our Summer Garden
Caption Students will learn about botany, soil composition, and other plant related subjects as we beautiful the library and plant our summer garden.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
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
4 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 and up.
Richmondtown LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
6 p.m.Open Book Night: The Natural World
We are having a book social! We hope you’ll come and share a book you loved reading! What to expect at Open Book Night: 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell us what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. We want to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. Our theme this month is THE NATURAL WORLD…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Saturday, May 14, 2016
10:30 a.m.Daddy & Me (and Mommy, too)
Here is a special Baby & Toddler Story Time in which parents can share their love of books and the library with their young children. This family time is a great way to introduce the library and it's treasures to your child. Come in and listen to stories, sing songs, and move to bouncy rhymes with your baby or toddler. Then spend some quality time playing and reading with your child and meeting other parents. Don't forget to sign up for a library card so you can borrow books to read at…
St. Agnes Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
10:30 a.m.The Classic Literature Reading Group of Kips Bay Library
You are invited to a free ongoing drop-in group reading and discussion of a collection of short stories with additional background lectures on their place in literature. Aristophanes. The Birds
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
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