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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
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
Today
@ 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
Mon, January 22
@ 4 p.m.
Little Artists
Are you the next Matisse? van Gogh? Kahlo? Come create with us! Each week we will learn about a different artist and their work and then create an inspired work of process-based art together. All materials provided. Limited to the first 15 children and their caregivers. Ages 4-12.
53rd Street LibraryChildren
Tue, January 23
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
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,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Wed, January 24
@ 11:30 a.m.
Canceled
Family Movie
Come and join us to watch some movies: Atlantis: The Lost Empire - Rating PG, Runtime 120 minutes, Release Year 2001, January 3 (Postponed) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Rating G, Runtime 145 minutes, Release Year 1968, January 10 (Cancelled) Treasure Planet - Rating PG, Runtime 96 minutes, Release Year 2002, January 17 (Cancelled) Pete's Dragon - Rating PG, Runtime 102, Release Year 2016, January 24 (Cancelled) Cars 3 - Rating G, Runtime 109, Release Year 2017, January 31 Wireless liste…
53rd Street Library, TheaterChildren
Wed, January 24
@ 12 noon
Early Literacy
Nanny Meet Up and Brunch
Have a snack as you get to know other caregivers in the neighborhood. Join us for our latest installment in this Early Literacy Information series. A librarian will share a short hands-on presentation on the importance of process based art, which may help teach your child creative thinking, problem solving and innovation. During the presentation we'll work on some fun craft projects together. All nannies, parents, grandparents and other caregivers are welcome. All materials will be provided.
53rd Street LibraryInfant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, January 24
@ 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, January 25
@ 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, January 25
@ 4 p.m.
Can You Build It?
Is your child an engineering expert or architectural ace? Then 53rd Streets latest STEAM program is for you! Whether your child is a master or beginner builder, our weekly Can You Build It? challenges will stretch their imagination, creativity, and scientific thinking to new heights. This program is designed for children 5-12 years of age, accompanied by a caregiver(s). Space is limited to the first 15 participants, so be sure to show up a little early to secure your spot.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, January 26
@ 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, January 26
@ 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, January 27
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
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, January 27
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
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, January 27
@ 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
Mon, January 29
@ 4 p.m.
Little Artists
Are you the next Matisse? van Gogh? Kahlo? Come create with us! Each week we will learn about a different artist and their work and then create an inspired work of process-based art together. All materials provided. Limited to the first 15 children and their caregivers. Ages 4-12.
53rd Street LibraryChildren
Tue, January 30
@ 11 a.m.
KIDSLIVE: Bilingual Story Time
Our goal is to develop love for the Hindi/Urdu language and South Asian culture in every child that attends our class. We teach using a multi-sensorial approach, in which the child will experience and learn the language through stories, music, songs, art, movement, meditation! Best for children ages 2 to 5 years old with parent/caregiver. Limit to 12 children only. Presented by The Culture Tree
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, January 30
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
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,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Wed, January 31
@ 11:30 a.m.
Canceled
Family Movie
Come and join us to watch some movies: Atlantis: The Lost Empire - Rating PG, Runtime 120 minutes, Release Year 2001, January 3 (Postponed) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Rating G, Runtime 145 minutes, Release Year 1968, January 10 (Cancelled) Treasure Planet - Rating PG, Runtime 96 minutes, Release Year 2002, January 17 (Cancelled) Pete's Dragon - Rating PG, Runtime 102, Release Year 2016, January 24 (Cancelled) Cars 3 - Rating G, Runtime 109, Release Year 2017, January 31 Wireless liste…
53rd Street Library, TheaterChildren
Wed, January 31
@ 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, February 1
@ 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 LibraryInfant (0-18 months),
Children
Fri, February 2
@ 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, February 2
@ 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, February 3
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
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, February 3
@ 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
Mon, February 5
@ 5 p.m.
Let’s Talk About Diversity: Diverse Booktalk with Melissa Iwai
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. This month Melissa Iwai, author of Soup Day and Pizza Day, will share her favorite diverse picture books. This program is open to all ages, but children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teachers,
Children
Tue, February 6
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
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,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, February 7
@ 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, February 8
@ 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 LibraryInfant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, February 8
@ 4 p.m.
SciKids
Bring your budding young scientist in to the library for fun, educational and hands on science experiments! We will be exploring a different concept each week and then experimenting together. This program is designed for children 3-6 and limited to the first 12 children accompanied by an adult. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis and all materials will be provided.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, February 9
@ 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, February 9
@ 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, February 10
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
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, February 10
@ 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
Mon, February 12
@ 4 p.m.
Little Artists
Are you the next Matisse? van Gogh? Kahlo? Come create with us! Each week we will learn about a different artist and their work and then create an inspired work of process-based art together. All materials provided. Limited to the first 15 children and their caregivers. Ages 4-12.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, February 13
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
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,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, February 14
@ 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, February 15
@ 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 LibraryInfant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, February 15
@ 4 p.m.
SciKids
Bring your budding young scientist in to the library for fun, educational and hands on science experiments! We will be exploring a different concept each week and then experimenting together. This program is designed for children 3-6 and limited to the first 12 children accompanied by an adult. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis and all materials will be provided.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, February 16
@ 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, February 16
@ 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
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