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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, June 30
@ 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, June 30
@ 2 p.m.
All Star Readers!
Calling all Summer Readers! Come check in and join us for Summer fun!
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 30
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Bubbles Kids Show
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration of All Ages 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.
Richmondtown LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, June 30
@ 3 p.m.
Alice-in-Wonderland Read-a-Thon Book Club!
Alice-In-Wonderland book-club Read-aloud series. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is a classic that every child should know! Enjoy an Alice-in-Wonderland read-aloud every week over the summer until its end! Recommended Ages 8-12 year olds or children who feel that they can commit to a weekly storytelling for one month.
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 30
@ 3 p.m.
棋類遊戲 Board Games & Chess for Children at Chatham Square Library
Board Games & Chess for Children 棋類遊戲 Come to Chatham Square Library to play board games and card games of all types and skill levels. Come and play Chess too! Basic chess introduction provided. Thursday June 2nd--- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday June 16th --- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday June 23rd --- 3:00-5:00pm Thursday June 30th --- 3:00-5:00pm ****NOTE: There will be no Board Games and Chess on June 9th as we will be celebrating our SUMMER READING CHALLENGE KICK-OFF****…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Thu, June 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
Read Aloud With Jackie
Children can discover the joy of reading and the wonder of books along with a fun coloring page. For children ages 3-8 years old with parent/guardian
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 30
@ 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
Thu, June 30
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Story Time!
Stories, songs, activites and crafts to last all summer long. Recommended for children ages 3-7 years old.
Inwood LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, June 30
@ 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
Fri, July 1
@ 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
Fri, July 1
@ 11 a.m.
Summer Reading
Bilingual Birdies: Spanish
A Summer Reading Program This Summer, Bilingual Birdies invites you to warm up the colder months by singing and dancing to the sounds of magical guitars and drums. Get cozy and add some color to gray days by learning about your family, yourself, and even animals around the world, all in your favorite language! Our Bilingual Teaching Musicians are excited to teach basic vocabulary in Spanish, French, Mandarin or English to your whole family (geared toward children newborn through six years old.)…
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, July 1
@ 11 a.m.
Summer Reading
Bilingual Birdies: Mandarin
A Summer Reading Program This Summer, Bilingual Birdies invites you to warm up the colder months by singing and dancing to the sounds of magical guitars and drums. Get cozy and add some color to gray days by learning about your family, yourself, and even animals around the world, all in your favorite language! Our Bilingual Teaching Musicians are excited to teach basic vocabulary in Spanish, French, Mandarin or English to your whole family (geared toward children newborn through six years old.)…
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, July 1
@ 12 noon
Summer Reading Club Reading time Contest!
Join the Summer Reading Club and enjoy your summer reading books. At this time computers will be shut off to give you some quiet time to read a book. If you read a book for just 20 minutes you will earn a star sticker on our Spelling Bee/ Summer Reading Challenge chart. If you gain the most stickers by the end of August you will win the grand prize! If you do not gain the most stickers you can still participate in our Summer Reading Club Finale Party and walk away with a goody bag!
West Farms LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, July 1
@ 12 noon
Teen Film
07/01 @ 12 pm: We are Marshall 07/08 @ 12 pm: Bring It On 07/09 @ 1 pm: Blades of Glory 07/15 @ 12 pm: Coach Carter 07/16 @ 1 pm: Moneyball 07/22 @ 12 pm: 42 07/23 @ 1 pm: Friday Night Lights 07/29 @ 12 pm: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies 07/30 @ 12 pm: Zoolander & Zoolander 2 (Teen Movie Marathon Series)
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 1
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Circuits on Paper
A Summer Reading Program for Teens Participants create an LED illuminated greeting card or work of art that they take with them at the end of the program. In this workshop, students start by drawing an original design on paper, (the artwork layer), decide how they want to illuminate their art, and then I help them to create an electrical circuit with copper tape, a coin cell battery and surface-mount LEDs to light up their creation. Presented by David Peins - Robodyssey. For ages 12 to 18 year…
115th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 1
@ 1 p.m.
Downton Abbey: The Final Season
Calling all Downton Abbey lovers!! Miss the show’s swan song? Want to watch it all again? Join us for five afternoons this summer to cool off with the British drama. All showings are Fridays at 1pm in the 3rd floor community room. Schedule as follows: Episodes 1 & 2: July 1st Episodes 3 & 4: July 8th Episodes 5 & 6: July 15th Episodes 7 & 8: July 22nd Series Finale: July 29th
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Fri, July 1
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading Club
Join us at Grand Concourse Library each day during the summer at 1:00pm when we stop everything, grab a book and READ! A great opportunity to earn Summer Reading prizes!
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren
Fri, July 1
@ 2 p.m.
Color Your Favorite Sport
It's Summer Reading Time and we are celebrating sports! Your favorite sports and favorite athletes are here to be colored! Enjoy an hour of coloring with friends and family.
Tremont LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, July 1
@ 2 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop
Let's start a creative writing club! All writers and styles are welcome to join this workshop, where we will participate in writing exercises and then share and constructively critique each other's work. At the end of the summer, we can compile our works into a publication that will be available to read in the library. No previous experience or written material is necessary. Just bring your creativity and your support!
Sedgwick LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Fri, July 1
@ 3 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
Fri, July 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Adult and Teen Craft
Visit us this Summer at The Castle Hill Branch to learn a different craft each Friday afternoon. Learn : Jewerly making Candle Making Picture transfer on wood work with paper mache, clay, natural twine . Come and Join Us Fridays at 3:30 PM
Castle Hill LibraryAdults
Fri, July 1
@ 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
Fri, July 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Book Club: The Scorpio Races
Teens, join our Teen Book Club. Each month we will read a new book selected by you. At this meeting we will discuss If The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. This book is on our Summer Reading list. Snacks will be served.
West New Brighton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 1
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Teen Summer Reading Club Meeting
Meet new friends and check out new books at the Kingsbridge Library's teen summer reading club! Visit nypl.org/summer to find out more about the club and to get book lists and reading logs. We'll be having weekly summer reading club meetings on Fridays at 4pm in our Community Room from Jun 24 - August 12. The teen summer reading club is open to all students who are in (or who are about to enter) 7th - 12th grade.
Kingsbridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 1
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading Club Reading time Contest!
Join the Summer Reading Club and enjoy your summer reading books. At this time computers will be shut off to give you some quiet time to read a book. If you read a book for just 20 minutes you will earn a star sticker on our Spelling Bee/ Summer Reading Challenge chart. If you gain the most stickers by the end of August you will win the grand prize! If you do not gain the most stickers you can still participate in our Summer Reading Club Finale Party and walk away with a goody bag!
West Farms LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, July 4
@ 3 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, July 5
@ 3:30 a.m.
Volunteer Orientation and Teen Advisory Group
Doing something awesome this break? You definitely are if you're volunteering to join the Freshest Crew in the NYPL for the summer. Come learn what's going on and how to make this summer really rock. 12 to participate, 14 to volunteer.
Stapleton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 10:15 a.m.
Summer Reading
Fun in the Sun
A Summer Reading Program An interactive Summer Music event with Music for Aardvarks Best Summer Songs about going on vacation, playing at the beach, getting ice cream etc… and Rock n Roll summer classics like Rockaway Beach, Surfin USA and more it is a good feeling program that will make you happy you stayed in the city! Best for babies, toddlers and their caregivers.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 10:30 a.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Fun
A Summer Reading Program The program is a fun filled hour for the children, where they will be provided with an opportunity to grow cognitively, creatively, socially, and emotionally. The children will engage in play as a means of exploration and learning. They will develop their fine motor skills by practicing cutting, pasting, painting, and coloring through the arts and crafts activities that will be central to our times together. The program will also provide an opportunity for the children…
Woodlawn Heights LibraryChildren
Tue, July 5
@ 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. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Tuesday Storytime on July 19 and July 26. Due to limited space capacity, attendance is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomInfant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 11 a.m.
Storytime
Enjoy stories for children and their caregivers. An hour of fun reading, singing, dancing, and crafts awaits for you! Grades K-2
Tremont LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 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. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Tuesday Storytime on July 19 and July 26. Due to limited space capacity, attendance is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomInfant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 12 noon
Summer Reading Club Reading time Contest!
Join the Summer Reading Club and enjoy your summer reading books. At this time computers will be shut off to give you some quiet time to read a book. If you read a book for just 20 minutes you will earn a star sticker on our Spelling Bee/ Summer Reading Challenge chart. If you gain the most stickers by the end of August you will win the grand prize! If you do not gain the most stickers you can still participate in our Summer Reading Club Finale Party and walk away with a goody bag!
West Farms LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 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, July 5
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading Club
Join us at Grand Concourse Library each day during the summer at 1:00pm when we stop everything, grab a book and READ! A great opportunity to earn Summer Reading prizes!
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Ancient Greek Myths
A Summer Reading Program Make a Trojan horse or design a temple frieze, mold mythological creatures and learn about the gods of Olympus as students travel to ancient Greece to explore its rich history and mythology. Presented by Children's Museum of Manhattan. For children ages 4 and older.
Melrose LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Ninja Bootcamp!
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands­on creative programs at your local branch!
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Teen Tuesdays
It's Summer Time! Get your creative juices flowing! Come join us for our series of Arts and Crafts activites held in the afternoon. *This is a free program for teens 13-18 and all materials will be provided. First come, first serve. Limited to 10 participants! (July 5th): String Art (July 19th): DIY glow in the dark bouncy ball (August 2nd): Healthy Snack Ninja (August 16th): Sharpie Slapsh Art (August 23rd): Duct Tape Creation
Columbus LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Crafternoons: July Joy
It's the Crafternoon Series: July Joy! Come join us for our series of Arts and Crafts activites held in the afternoon. We have some fun crafts to entertain you for the summer! All activites begin at 2:00PM!!! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.* Crafternoon 1 (Tuesday, July 5th): Tetris Magnets Crafternoon 2 (Wednesday, July 6th): Adorable Pom Poms Crafternoon 3 (Monday, July 11th):Perler Beads Crafternoon 4 (Thursday, July 14th): Decorative Pill…
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Manga Drawing Workshop
A Summer Reading Program Do you have the next manga series ready to pour through your fingertips? Join Ivan Velez and learn how to draw your own characters, plot your stories, and more! All materials will be provided. For ages 5 to 12 years old.
West Farms LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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