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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, August 25
@ 3:30 a.m.
Teen Program: Homemade Magic
Magic isn't just for Vegas, it's here right at your local library! In this program we will learn basic magic tricks to impress your friends and family.
Baychester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 10 a.m.
Charge Up!!
Need to charge up your device? Sign-up for two hours and get some power. 4 person total every two hours.
Clason's Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 10 a.m.
Summer Reading
Aequora at The New York Public Library
Aequora is a weekly introductory Latin course run through the Paideia Institute. Students work with talented Latin teachers and high school mentors to learn the language through translation, games and activities. Latin is the language of the ancient Romans and the mother af all Romance languages. Learning Latin lets you read exciting ancient and medieval poems and storie, helps you understand difficult English vocab, and makes it easier to learn related languages like Spanish, French, and Ital…
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Thu, August 25
@ 12 noon
Summer Reading
The Contest Between the Bear and the Frog and Other Tales of Great Games and Mighty Feats!
A Summer Reading Celebration for All Ages! Folktales and Stories are chock full of Great Games, Remarkable Races and Clever Contests - think of Aesops' "The Tortoise and the Hare". Join LuAnn and participate in stories with Athletes, Tricksters and Giants as they get in the game and perform mighty feats of strength and wit with vim, valor and vigor! ....just a taste! Question: Do you know why Bats only fly at night? Hint: In the Native American Folktale "The Great Race Between the Mammals and t…
Eastchester LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 12 noon
2016 Summer Olympics in Rio
We will be showing the 2016 Summer Olympics in the community room when there are no regularly scheduled programs.We will begin showing the Olympics on August 8 at 12:00 noon until Friday August 19 at 4:45 when the library closes to the public. The games continue until Sunday the 21st. with the closing ceremonies in the evening.
Clason's Point Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
Children,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 12 noon
Charge Up!!!
Need to charge up your device? Sign-up for two hours and get some power. 4 person total every two hours.
Clason's Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 1 p.m.
Community Information
Retro Board Gaming for Adults
Share your passion for gaming the old fashion way. If words excite or inspire you, and crossword puzzles keep you going, then Scrabble is your game! Are you a Chess or Checkers champion? Whether you're a master or just starting out, show off your best moves! If you like wheeling and dealing, Monolopy's the game for you! Join us for some lively board time! All levels of play welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends. No registration neccessary.…
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 1:30 p.m.
Teen Tech
Teen Tech is a program for teenagers used to promote technical know-how and computer usage in our digital world.
High Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 1:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Robot Wars
LEGO Mindstorms® is back! Think you can build the ultimate fighting robot? Put your skills to the test and join us each week as we build and program robots. Then, gear up for an epic robot battle on August 25th. Who will claim the glory? *Ages 10-15 Space is limited, please register in advance at the library
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Thu, August 25
@ 2 p.m.
Teen Tech
Curious about coding? Learn the basics with like-minded teens using coding websites and games to take your first steps into the tech world!
115th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Loony Life Lab Series "Ready, Set, SCIENCE!"
A Summer Reading Celebration for All Ages! Get in the game this summer using science! Explore Isaac Newton's laws of motion with us in this abundantly engaging physics performance. Observe the power of all sorts of forces including gravity, centrifugal force, inertia, and learn how these are used in sports to keep your mind and body fit! Watch and listen as we recreate a race's starting gun using our amazing sock cannons. Finally, get in the race on our rocket propelled car! This Mad Science sh…
Morrisania LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Get Your Game On: READ!
A Summer Reading Celebration for All Ages! Interactive musical delivering the performing arts in creative, hands-on musical experiences for all ages. Become a "star on stage" in this unique and creative concert experience. Original songs are specifically created for each theme and age group attending performance. Presented by Presley and Melody.
Kingsbridge LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Vladimir Goes for Gold!
A Summer Reading Celebration for All Ages! A young athlete takes you on an Olympic adventure! Meet Vladimir Cashewninski: Champion Badminton player, and sole athlete from the tiny People’s Republic of Insurgistan, as he prepares to compete at the Olympic Games. The night before his big day, he has an enthralling dream that takes him to Ancient Olympia, where he meets the Olympic Herald and teams up with the audience to explore the first Olympic Games. Presented by Traveling Lantern Theatre Comp…
Richmondtown LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 2 p.m.
End of Summer Reading Celebration
Come and join us for the end of summer reading celebration! Stick around for our "Sing A Song of Reading performance" at 2:30pm.
South Beach LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Loony Life Lab Series "Ready, Set, SCIENCE!"
A Summer Reading Celebration for All Ages! Get in the game this summer using science! Explore Isaac Newton's laws of motion with us in this abundantly engaging physics performance. Observe the power of all sorts of forces including gravity, centrifugal force, inertia, and learn how these are used in sports to keep your mind and body fit! Watch and listen as we recreate a race's starting gun using our amazing sock cannons. Finally, get in the race on our rocket propelled car! This Mad Science sh…
Morrisania LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Graffiti Art Workshop
A Summer Reading Celebration for All Ages! You be you! Learn about the history of hip-hop and practice your graffiti art style. Presented by David Alicea.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 2 p.m.
Teen Lounge
Leave the velvet ropes behind and come hang out with your friends in a cool, casual environment. Bring snacks to enjoy while you listen to the radio and chat with your friends. Use laptops to do your homework, watch videos, play games, and more!
Morris Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 2 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Library All-Star!
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 hands-on creative programs at your local branch!
Port Richmond LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Thu, August 25
@ 2 p.m.
Crafternoons: Awesome August!
It's the Crafternoon Series: Awesome August! 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 (Monday, August 1st): Duct Tape Crafts Crafternoon 2 (Wednesday, August 3rd): Origami Crafternoon 3 (Monday, August 8th): Embroidery, Pt. 1 Crafternoon 4 (Wednesday, August 10th): Embr…
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 2 p.m.
Kids Carnival!
Join us as we say goodbye to the the Summer Reading Program! Stop by for games, prizes, snacks and more! All Ages.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Thu, August 25
@ 2 p.m.
Tween Thursdays
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 9-12 and all materials will be provided. First come, first serve. Limited to 10 participants! (July 7th): DIY Flower Vase (July 21st): DIYEdible Slime (August 4th): Healthy Snack Ninja (August 18th): Sharpie Slapsh Art (August 25th): Shredded Art
Columbus LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 2 p.m.
Young Adult Lounge
Come to the Young Adult Lounge. Use a laptop, play games, or just hang out with your friends.
Hunts Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 2:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Wildlife at the Library
A Summer Reading Celebration for All Ages! Animals in the library? Join Andrew Simmons and his traveling zoo as he introduces you to a golden eagle, eagle owl, barn owl, alligator, black throat monitor, Burmese python, Canadian lynx. Learn about the fierce competitors in the wild.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 2:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Sing a Song of Reading
A Summer Reading Celebration for All Ages! Join Mr. Patrick and his guitar for a fun-filled celebration of books and reading. Sing along and clap your hands to traditional songs and brand-new tunes. Who knew reading could be so much fun?
South Beach LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 2:30 p.m.
Teen Gaming
Teens meet at the Allerton Lounge to play their favorite g ames.
Allerton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 3 p.m.
T(w)een Zone: Just Move!
Let's get active in the library with Just Dance, and other Xbox Kinect and Wii games that'll get us moving!!
Westchester Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Tech Time
Need some computer time to get your homework done? Want to practice your typing or learn some code for an hour? Want to play around on Minecraft with your friends? Come hang out at our Tech Time!
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 3 p.m.
Magic/Yu-Gi-Oh Circle
Are you the card wizard? Think you've got what it takes to unlock the mystery of the perfect deck? Come in and challenge your friends. Bring your own deck!
53rd Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Advisory Group
Join our Teen Advisory Group and get hands on experience volunteering for the Library. Earn Community Service hours by attending our monthly meetings and giving us your input! What's happening in your world? What’s the hottest book, movie, or cd right now? What programs does the library need? For ages 12-18.
Dongan Hills LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 3 p.m.
Game On!
Come in and test your gaming skills against the library staff and your peers, while playing games such as Super Smash Brothers and Mario Kart.
Van Cortlandt LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Tech Time
Come to our third floor computer lab and use the computers for homework or for fun! Teens Only! Ages 12-18
Clason's Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Finale!
Join us at Sedgwick to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Challenge! We will have a Special Performance, Games, Prizes and more. Let's have a super duper time. Don't forget to bring your Summer Reading Log!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Yu-Gi-Oh No You Didn't
Are you the card wizard? Think you've got what it takes to unlock the mystery of the perfect deck? Come in and challenge your friends to a Yu Gi Oh duel to see who is the master of the monsters! For ages 12 to 18.
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teens - Dominoes
Learn to play and play along - dominoes!
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Board Game Bonanza
Teens! Challenge your friends to a game every Thursday @ 3:30PM. Board games include Ticket to Ride, Dominion, Pandemic, Bananagrams, Uno, chess, and more.
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 4 p.m.
Game On @ Kingsbridge for Teens
Come have some fun playing Xbox and Xbox Kinect games at the Kingsbridge Library! For ages 12-18
Kingsbridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Library All­-Star!
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 hands­-on creative programs at the Hamilton Grange Library. We'll be using LEGO blocks to build Games and Gaming creations! This workshop is FREE and is open to ages 12-18
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Dance of the African Diaspora
A Summer Reading Celebration for All Ages! This program celebrates the differences and similarities of dances within the African Diaspora. Starting in West Africa, going to the Caribbean & Latin America, finally landing in The United States. Using movement and music, students will go on an interactive dance tour starting in West Africa, going to the Caribbean & Latin America, and finally landing in the Unites States. be able to navigate through history in efforts of connecting the cultu…
Morningside HeightsChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 4 p.m.
Lego at the Library
Kids and Teens are invited to design, create and build unique creations during the Lego Free Build. All Lego blocks are provided, just bring your imagination!
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Thu, August 25
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Bubbles the Clown Kids Show
A Summer Reading Celebration for 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.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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