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@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Castles!: A Medieval Building Series
Let’s go back to a time of lords, knights, jousting, and really large buildings called castles! Learn to create and build the different components of a castle with LEGO® bricks! Week 1: Castle Curtain Walls- Children will be introduced to the idea of a medieval castle and focus on discovering the components of the exterior wall of a castle’s compound-- the curtain wall! They will also learn about its various architectural features such as battlements and arrow loops; AND, if there’s time, t…
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, April 25
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Come to our story circle to share old and new tales. For ages 2.5 – 5
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, April 26
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Babies and their caregivers can enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. This program is designed for children who are not yet able to walk, and different story times are available for older, more active children. First come, first served for the first 45 babies and their caregivers. Please park your stroller on the lower level and pick up a ticket in the children's room.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, April 26
@ 4 p.m.
Science Buddies
Full STEAM ahead! Get your Science on with your fellow Science Buddies! Join us for simple and fun science experiments that are out of this world. This program is for children ages 5-12 and their caregivers. Supplies are limited and will be given to the first 12 children accompanied by an adult.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, April 27
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Join us to enjoy new and classic stories, interactive songs, and rhymes. Toddlers from 18 months to three years old and their caregivers are welcome to attend and meet others from the neighborhood. This program is capped at 35 toddlers, plus their caregivers. You can park your stroller downstairs and pick up your storytime ticket inside the children's room.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, April 27
@ 4 p.m.
Coloring Club
Join in the fun! We'll provide the supplies, you provide the artistic flair. This program is for children of all ages and their caregivers.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, April 27
@ 5:30 p.m.
KidsLIVE
The Great Family Camp-In!
The Camp-In is back and better than ever! Join us for a special after-hours family event that puts a new spin on indoor camping. Families can enjoy a variety of activities, including: fort-building, pizza and a movie, crafts and camp songs, and a spooky storytime. Pre-registration is recommended, as only 30 families will be admitted into the event.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Sat, April 28
@ 11:30 a.m.
Family Storytime
Get to know other families in the neighborhood as we read new picture books and old favorites, sing lively action songs, and engage in free play time. Have a great souvenir? Bring it for our show-and-tell time! Know how to sing and count in another language? Teach us! We can't wait to get to know you. This program is open to children of all ages and their caregivers.
53rd Street LibraryChildren
Sat, April 28
@ 3 p.m.
Improv Hour
Does your child love dress up, thrill at a chance to perform, or have a passion for story-telling? Then 53rd Street's Improv Hour is the place to be! Join us for an hour of collaborative theatrics, costume changes, creativity, and curveballs. Improv Hour is intended for school-aged children (5-12 years old) accompanied by a caregiver/caregivers.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 30
@ 4 p.m.
Art and a Story: Illustrator Program with Dasha Tolstikova
Join us in the Children's Room for our Children's Book Week kick-off event! Illustrator Dasha Tolstikova will be reading the book The Jacket and then showing children how to design their own book jackets. This program is designed with school-aged children (5-12 years old) in mind. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver(s).
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 1
@ 4 p.m.
Busy Builders
Full STEAM ahead! Join us for simple and fun engineering activities that will expand your mind. Come see what you can create! This program is for children ages 5-12 and their caregivers. Supplies are limited and will be given to the first 12 children accompanied by an adult.
53rd Street LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, May 2
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Come to our story circle to share old and new tales. For ages 2.5 - 5
53rd Street LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, May 3
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Babies and their caregivers can enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. This program is designed for children who are not yet able to walk, and different story times are available for older, more active children. First come, first served for the first 45 babies and their caregivers. Please park your stroller on the lower level and pick up a ticket in the children's room.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, May 3
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Storytime: Acting Out
Does your child have a flair for the dramatic? Then join us for a new take on story time. We'll read one or two versions of a tale (think "The Three Little Pigs" or "Anansi the Spider"), then design simple props and masks to act out our own adaptation. This program is intended for children 3-12 years of age along with their caregiver(s).
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, May 4
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Join us to enjoy new and classic stories, interactive songs, and rhymes. Toddlers from 18 months to three years old and their caregivers are welcome to attend and meet others from the neighborhood. This program is capped at 35 toddlers, plus their caregivers. You can park your stroller downstairs and pick up your storytime ticket inside the children's room.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, May 4
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Storytime with Kevin Waldron
Join us for a special Children's Book Week event with author/illustrator Kevin Waldron! Kevin will be reading some of his favorite picture books (written by Michael Rosen but illustrated by Kevin), followed by a craft. This program is designed for children 3-12 years of age, accompanied by a caregiver(s).
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Sat, May 5
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime with Steve Light!
Join us for a special Family Storytime with author Steve Light! Get to know other families in the neighborhood as we read new picture books and old favorites, sing lively action songs, and engage in free play time. Have a great souvenir? Bring it for our show-and-tell time! Know how to sing and count in another language? Teach us! We can't wait to get to know you. This program is open to children of all ages and their caregivers.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, May 5
@ 3 p.m.
Improv Hour
Does your child love dress up, thrill at a chance to perform, or have a passion for story-telling? Then 53rd Street's Improv Hour is the place to be! Join us for an hour of collaborative theatrics, costume changes, creativity, and curveballs. Improv Hour is intended for school-aged children (5-12 years old) accompanied by a caregiver/caregivers.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, May 7
@ 5:30 p.m.
KidsLIVE
Let's Talk About Diversity: Diverse Booktalk with Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
Looking for some diverse reading but not sure where to start? Join us the first Monday of every month to hear about great diverse books from some amazing authors and illustrators. This month Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, author of Two Naomis and 8th Grade Super Zero, will share her favorite diverse books for kids. This program is open to all ages, but children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.
53rd Street LibraryAdults,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
Children
Tue, May 8
@ 4 p.m.
Busy Builders
Full STEAM ahead! Join us for simple and fun engineering activities that will expand your mind. Come see what you can create! This program is for children ages 5-12 and their caregivers. Supplies are limited and will be given to the first 12 children accompanied by an adult.
53rd Street LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, May 9
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Come to our story circle to share old and new tales. For ages 2.5 - 5
53rd Street LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, May 10
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Babies and their caregivers can enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. This program is designed for children who are not yet able to walk, and different story times are available for older, more active children. First come, first served for the first 45 babies and their caregivers. Please park your stroller on the lower level and pick up a ticket in the children's room.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, May 10
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Storytime: Acting Out
Does your child have a flair for the dramatic? Then join us for a new take on story time. We'll read one or two versions of a tale (think "The Three Little Pigs" or "Anansi the Spider"), then design simple props and masks to act out our own adaptation. This program is intended for children 3-12 years of age along with their caregiver(s).
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, May 11
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Join us to enjoy new and classic stories, interactive songs, and rhymes. Toddlers from 18 months to three years old and their caregivers are welcome to attend and meet others from the neighborhood. This program is capped at 35 toddlers, plus their caregivers. You can park your stroller downstairs and pick up your storytime ticket inside the children's room.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, May 11
@ 4 p.m.
Coloring Club
Join in the fun! We'll provide the supplies, you provide the artistic flair. This program is for children of all ages and their caregivers.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, May 12
@ 11:30 a.m.
Family Storytime
Get to know other families in the neighborhood as we read new picture books and old favorites, sing lively action songs, and engage in free play time. Have a great souvenir? Bring it for our show-and-tell time! Know how to sing and count in another language? Teach us! We can't wait to get to know you. This program is open to children of all ages and their caregivers.
53rd Street LibraryChildren
Sat, May 12
@ 3 p.m.
Improv Hour
Does your child love dress up, thrill at a chance to perform, or have a passion for story-telling? Then 53rd Street's Improv Hour is the place to be! Join us for an hour of collaborative theatrics, costume changes, creativity, and curveballs. Improv Hour is intended for school-aged children (5-12 years old) accompanied by a caregiver/caregivers.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, May 14
@ 4 p.m.
The Music Bubble and Comedy Show: Swing Into Spring!
The Music, Bubble and Comedy Show: Swing Into Spring! engages children with comedy, swing music, jazz music, “March”-ing songs, poems, bubbles, music technology and children’s stories which foster literacy, storytelling and a lifelong love of your local library! The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children and a great time for parents and caregivers. This program also celebrates inclusivity and neurodiversity for April which is Autism Awareness Month. Each song in the 45-minute show is a…
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 15
@ 4 p.m.
Busy Builders
Full STEAM ahead! Join us for simple and fun engineering activities that will expand your mind. Come see what you can create! This program is for children ages 5-12 and their caregivers. Supplies are limited and will be given to the first 12 children accompanied by an adult.
53rd Street LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, May 16
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Come to our story circle to share old and new tales. For ages 2.5 - 5
53rd Street LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, May 17
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Babies and their caregivers can enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. This program is designed for children who are not yet able to walk, and different story times are available for older, more active children. First come, first served for the first 45 babies and their caregivers. Please park your stroller on the lower level and pick up a ticket in the children's room.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, May 17
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Storytime: Acting Out
Does your child have a flair for the dramatic? Then join us for a new take on story time. We'll read one or two versions of a tale (think "The Three Little Pigs" or "Anansi the Spider"), then design simple props and masks to act out our own adaptation. This program is intended for children 3-12 years of age along with their caregiver(s).
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, May 18
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Join us to enjoy new and classic stories, interactive songs, and rhymes. Toddlers from 18 months to three years old and their caregivers are welcome to attend and meet others from the neighborhood. This program is capped at 35 toddlers, plus their caregivers. You can park your stroller downstairs and pick up your storytime ticket inside the children's room.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, May 18
@ 4 p.m.
Coloring Club
Join in the fun! We'll provide the supplies, you provide the artistic flair. This program is for children of all ages and their caregivers.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, May 19
@ 11:30 a.m.
Family Storytime
Get to know other families in the neighborhood as we read new picture books and old favorites, sing lively action songs, and engage in free play time. Have a great souvenir? Bring it for our show-and-tell time! Know how to sing and count in another language? Teach us! We can't wait to get to know you. This program is open to children of all ages and their caregivers.
53rd Street LibraryChildren
Sat, May 19
@ 3 p.m.
Improv Hour
Does your child love dress up, thrill at a chance to perform, or have a passion for story-telling? Then 53rd Street's Improv Hour is the place to be! Join us for an hour of collaborative theatrics, costume changes, creativity, and curveballs. Improv Hour is intended for school-aged children (5-12 years old) accompanied by a caregiver/caregivers.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 22
@ 4 p.m.
Busy Builders
Full STEAM ahead! Join us for simple and fun engineering activities that will expand your mind. Come see what you can create! This program is for children ages 5-12 and their caregivers. Supplies are limited and will be given to the first 12 children accompanied by an adult.
53rd Street LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, May 23
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Come to our story circle to share old and new tales. For ages 2.5 - 5
53rd Street LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, May 24
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Babies and their caregivers can enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. This program is designed for children who are not yet able to walk, and different story times are available for older, more active children. First come, first served for the first 45 babies and their caregivers. Please park your stroller on the lower level and pick up a ticket in the children's room.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, May 24
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Storytime: Acting Out
Does your child have a flair for the dramatic? Then join us for a new take on story time. We'll read one or two versions of a tale (think "The Three Little Pigs" or "Anansi the Spider"), then design simple props and masks to act out our own adaptation. This program is intended for children 3-12 years of age along with their caregiver(s).
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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