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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, August 1
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 12 noon
Baby Playtime
Babies can listen to fun music, play with toys, and meet other babies in the neighborhood., For babies ages 0-18 months with a parent/caregiver
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 12 noon
Pre-school Playtime
Pre-Schoolers with their parents/caregivers can play with age-appropriate toys and socialize with other pre-schoolers in the neighborhood.
Morningside HeightsChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 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
Mon, August 1
@ 12 noon
Kids Movie Matinee @ the Library
Cars Synopsis A pedal-to-the-metal race car determined to prove his worth on the tracks discovers that life isn't always about crossing the finish line first in Toy Story director John Lasseter's mechanically minded tale of friendship and loyalty. Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) may be just a rookie, but he's convinced that he can realize his dream of zooming by the checkered flag if he can only make it to California in time to compete in the upcoming Piston Cup Championship. When Lig…
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 12:30 p.m.
Baby Lapsit
Babies can enjoy songs, listen to books, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. For babies ages 0-18 months with a parent/caregiver
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 12:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
P.S. 44 Summer Read Aloud
Come and join us for a wonderful storytime hosted by fabulous teachers from P.S. 44.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren
Mon, August 1
@ 1 p.m.
Wii Mania
Come show off your gaming skills as you join us for a fun-filled afternoon playing video games.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 1 p.m.
Reading, Coloring and Creating for the Out School Time
If you are not planning to go away for the Summer Time ; visit us at the Belmont Library for an hour of fun, Reading, Coloring and Creating.!!!!
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 1:30 p.m.
Summer Reading Book Club!
Join us Monday through Fridays for Summer Reading Book club! Explore the world around you while diving into a non-fiction book or take a trip into another world while enjoying your favorite fiction stories. Either way, spend just 20minutes per day reading something new plus earn great prizes weekly, just for reading!
Melrose LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 2 p.m.
PICTURE BOOK/READ ALOUD TIME
Enjoy hearing books read aloud, fingerplays action rhymes and coloring. For ages 3 years and up with caregiver.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 2 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,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 2 p.m.
Kid Coloring Color
Your favorite cartoon and superhero characters are waiting for you!!! Show your artistic self everyday aferschool at the Kids Coloring Corner.
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 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! International Sessions Include: The Global Playground, Around the World, and Playtime across the pond (ages 6-12) Learn all about and enjoy games that are played around the world! Workshop series is FREE!
Mott Haven LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Reading Aloud
A Librarian will share favorite Picture Books, providing children with the Wonder of Books and the Joy of Reading. For ages 3& up.
Richmondtown LibraryChildren
Mon, August 1
@ 2 p.m.
Kids Tech Time
Come play games and activities on our laptops all while learning how to be a good Digital citizen. For ages 5-11.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 2 p.m.
Game On @ Bronx Library Center
Play Wii, PS3, and Xbox games at the library. For ages 7 to 12 years old. Pre-registration is required. Limited to 15 children.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
Mon, August 1
@ 2 p.m.
Project Art: Unleash your Creativity
Students will develop their creative and problem solving skills through hands-on lessons led by experienced teaching artists. Classes introduce art history topics and vocabulary which will be applied to the exploration of drawing, painting, and mixed media work. At the end of the semester, all students will have their work displayed in a student exhibition at a professional art gallery in NYC. Age: 4–12 year olds Registration required
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 2 p.m.
Lego Builders!
We'll break out the Legos and other building materials. You supply the creativity and building skills! Ages 4-12.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 2 p.m.
Canceled
Family Film - BIG HERO 6
BIG HERO 6, 2014, 102 min., color, directed by DON HALL and CHRIS WILLIAMS. Starring the voices of RYAN POTTER, SCOTT ADSIT, JAMIE CHUNG, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Maya Rudolph, Abraham Benrubi, Katie Lowes, Billy Bush. A special bond develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a crew of high-tech heroes. ADMISSION FREE
96th Street LibraryChildren
Mon, August 1
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading Club
Kids who do not read during the Summer will fall behind one reading level when school starts. Come into the library and read for twenty minutes.
Hunts Point LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 2 p.m.
LEGO Free Play
Like to build? Make some amazing structures or build with friends!
125th Street Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 2 p.m.
Movie for KidsMelrose LibraryChildren
Mon, August 1
@ 2 p.m.
Project Art
Students will develop their creative and problem solving skills through hands on lessons led by experienced teaching artists. Classes introduce art history topics and vocabulary which will be applied to the exporation of drawing, painting and mixed media work. At the end of the semester, all students will have their work displayed in a student exhibition at a professional art gallery in NYC. Ages 4-6 only and registraton is required.
Allerton Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 2 p.m.
Lego League
Do you love being creative and let your imagination reach out to the sky? Come and join other children in amazing Lego creations.
Tremont LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 2:30 p.m.
Summer Fun Arts and Crafts
Hands-on projects using a variety of skills.
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 2:30 p.m.
Game Day!
Play a variety of board and card games of all types and skill levels.
West Farms LibraryChildren
Mon, August 1
@ 2:30 p.m.
Movie Monday presents "Remember the Titans (2000)"
A drama of forced high school integration in Alexandria, Virginia in 1971. After leading his team to fifteen winning seasons, white football coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by African-American Herman Boone, tough, opinionated and as different from Yoast as could be.The two men overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions. A rousing celebration of how a town torn apart by resentment, friction and mistrust comes together in triumphant harmony.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
UNO Tournament
Do you think your the best at UNO? Compete with other children in the library in a game of UNO and find out.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 3 p.m.
Coloring Club
Join us for Coloring Club at the library! We'll provide crayons and coloring sheets. Coloring is a great creative outlet for relaxing minds, encouraging focus, and refining motor skills. Kids of all ages are invited to join.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 3 p.m.
Family Bingo Time
If you like to play Bingo, join us to have an hour of fun.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 3 p.m.
Tween Tech Time
Need extra time to do homework? Play a game? Check your email? Chat on Facebook? Search on the web? Come join us at Tween Tech Time!
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Library All Star!
Exercise your mind this summer with fun, hands on programs at your local branch. Join us for stories, games, crafts and fun at our Ninja Camp at 3PM for ages 5 and older. Space is limited. First come, first served.
Tottenville LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 3 p.m.
TICK PREVENTION PROGRAM
Join us for a free interactive presentation by the New York City Department of Health where children can learn to protect themselves from tick bites and tick-borne diseases such as Lyme Disease. This program is for children and famililies of all ages. Each participant gets to take home a free interactive workbook!
New Dorp LibraryFamilies
Mon, August 1
@ 3 p.m.
Lego Mania
Learn basic engineer principles, motion, and team building. Ages 5–12.
Wakefield LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Fun Gaming
Challenge yourself, your friends, and meet other kids in the neighborhood, as you play cool games on our PS3 or Wii! Recommended for children ages 5-11.
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Rainy Monday Movie
Yucky weather outside? No problem! Stay dry and join us for a movie.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Crafternoon
Come in every week for a fun and seasonal craft! For ages 5-12, no registration is required.
West New Brighton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Pre-K Story Time @ the Port Richmond Library
A library program for preschoolers 3 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers, focusing on developing early literacy skills through reading of picture books.
Port Richmond LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Awesome Afternoons
Kids can come to the library and enjoy a fun activity. For ages 3-8 years old with a parent/caregiver
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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