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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: Surf’s Up
Surf’s Up (2007) A penguin travels to a tropical island to pursue his dream of becoming a champion surfer. Directed by: Ash Brannon & Chris Buck Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, James Woods & Diedrich Bader Runtime: 1hr 25min
Van Cortlandt LibraryAdults,
50+,
Children,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
The 1960s
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Celebration
Come celebrate the soon to be 50th anniversary of the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Join us as we create crafts, play games, and read stories. Ages 0-12 -- The 1960's was a watershed era in American history and the spirit of the decade never truly left us. We hope to address this momentous time through rich programming for all ages that commemorates, celebrates, and explores the 1960's. Check out this page for more events and information!
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Tween Tech: Clubs
Interested in robotics, coding, the arts, and more? Innovate, create, and tinker in our new monthly tech club! Ages 9+/4th Grade+ No registration required, but space is limited!
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Afterschool Activities
Need some computer time to get your homework done? Come study, or play games with your peers.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
20' A Day Challenge!
Come to the library and let the librarian know you are participation in the 20' a day challenge by picking up a book and reading for 20 minutes. When you are done bring your monthly calendar to librarian to get a star stamp. At the end of the month everyone who has participated throughout the month will get big surprise!
West Farms LibraryChildren
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
ABCmouse.com Tech Time
ABCmouse.com is now FREE at the New York Public Library! ABCmouse.com helps kids learn through phonics and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music and much more. Join us for some online learning fun! For kids age 2 through 1st Grade *Limited Space Avail…
Melrose LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Make It, Take It
Crafts for children 5-12 years old.
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Color Me Happy
Enjoy some coloring time with your friends using markers, crayons and more!
West Farms LibraryChildren
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Join us for stories, songs, and a craft! For preschoolers ages 3-5 and their parents/caregivers. This program is limited to 20 participants. First come, first served.
Seward Park Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Designing a Dream City
If you could create your own city what would it have? Would there be a playground? How would you get from place to place? Where would you live? Let your imagination run wild and create your very own city in this four-session workshop series using LEGO® bricks! Week 1: Where We Live- participants will plan and build a place to live using LEGO® bricks and pieces. Week 2: Where We Play - participants will work in groups to plan, design, and build their version of a playground with legos. We…
Columbus LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:45 p.m.
Early Literacy
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
Picture books stories, songs, and crafts for children ages 2-5 years.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Arts & Crafts (Ages 4-12)
Students will develop their creative and problem solving skills through hands-on lessons which will allow them to explore different artistic mediums - drawing, painting, and mixed media work. Recommended for children 8 -12 years old.
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
FAMILY STORYTIME - PICTURE BOOK 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
Today
@ 4 p.m.
LEGO CLUB
LEGO CLUB GET CREATIVE AND BUILD!!!! The library will supply legos, while you provide the imagination All materials must stay at the libray ---- so bring a camera to document your creations!! first come--- first served recommended for age 8-14
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Gardening Wednesdays
Every other Wednesday children are invited to come play and help maintain the branch garden. We will plant some seeds, do some composting, water our plants or do some kind of craft.
Mosholu Library, Children's collectionChildren
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Afterschool Dabble + Do
Join us after school for an hour of semi-structured STEAM and art activities. Build with Legos, experiment with basic coding, draw and color, play board games, read books, and more! Homework doers also welcome.
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Story Time: Read Aloud
A librarian will share picture books, engaging children with the joy of reading and life-long learning. While you're here, be sure to check out the Library's great collection of children's stories, both old and new.
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Crafternoon
A special edition of Crafternoon: help us recycle some old cases into a cute bag for yourself, or work on your own project! You bring the creativity, we'll provide the s upplies.
Kips Bay Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Board Game Club
Board games of all types and all skill levels.
Countee Cullen Library, Story Hour RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Movie Day
Join us for Movie Day at the Library! Bring a snack, relax and enjoy a great movie for the whole family!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomChildren
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Read & Make
Join us for this fun Family Storytime where kids will enjoy stories read aloud and take on creative projects inspired by the books we share. Recommended for children ages 4-12.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Creative Crafts
Get your creativity going! Join us each week to complete a great new seasonal craft project to take home.
Hamilton Fish Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Game Day for kids
Build up your skills and meet new friends. We have exciting board games to have fun. Come and join us for an awesome time.
Woodstock LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Afterschool Dabble + Do
Join us after school for an hour of semi-structured STEM and art activities. Build with Legos, experiment with basic coding, draw and color, play board games, read books, and more! Homework doers also welcome.
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Tween Tech Time
Join us every Wednesday as we explore different kinds of technology! In the past we've learned about coding through Scratch and Google CS First and experimented with podcasting, Ozobots, Sphero, and other fun tech toys. For ages 8 to 14.
Port Richmond LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
The 1960s
1960s Movie Day
Join us for Movie Day at the Library! Bring a snack, relax and enjoy a great movie (based on the Newbery Award-winning novel, 'A Wrinkle in Time') for the whole family! *A Wrinkle in Time is a science fantasy novel written by Madeleine L'Engle, first published in 1962. --- The 1960's was a watershed era in American history and the spirit of the decade never truly left us. We hope to address this momentous time through rich programming for all ages that commemorates, celebrates, and explores t…
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Kids' Tech Time
Play with interactive computer websites and programs chosen just for you. No registration required.
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Science Club
Hands -on, interactive science, technology, engineering, for kids and teens! Join us as we learn using Little Bits and Makey Makey Kits. Ages 5 & up
Edenwald LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Arts & Crafts (Ages 4-12)
Students will develop their creative and problem solving skills through hands-on lessons which will allow them to explore different artistic mediums - drawing, painting, and mixed media work. Recommended for children 8 -12 years old.
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Bookcraft
Come to the library and have a blast listening to stories and making a fun craft!
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Tech: Inventor's Workshop
Interested in using a Raspberry Pi and wires to build a controller, making a cool invention using block code and light, or designing a video game? Come innovate, create, and tinker at our Inventor's workshop. This is a six week program. The program dates are: April 8th, 4PM April 25th, 4PM May 2nd, 4PM May 9th, 4PM May 16th, 4PM May 23rd, 4PM
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Stay & Play Storytime
First, we'll share some fun, interactive stories together. Then we invite you to stay, play and enjoy the library's toys & exploration stations. Meet other families in the neighborhood! Recommended for ages 3 and up. No pre-registration required.
Tottenville LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Pre K Storytime: Picture Book Stories in the Library
After a busy day at school or the playground come to the library for a relaxing time filled with stories. You can join you friends in the library and listen to some of your favorite stories both old and new. Ages 4 - 7
St. Agnes LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Be Creative with Legos
Morris Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Canceled
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime: Preschool Storytime and Craft
Join us for for stories, songs, and a craft to take home. For children ages 3-5 years old and their caregivers.
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Canceled
Multi-lingual Storytime
Our children's librarians share stories, songs, and rhymes in several languages! For children of all ages.
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 4:15 p.m.
Early Literacy
LiteracyINC: Story Hour
Readings by special guests with snacks and additional activities provided by LiteracyINC.
West New Brighton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Today
@ 5 p.m.
Programs in a Box
LEGO FREE PLAY
We have legos! Come to the library and build whatever you want. Ages 3 & up with caregiver.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 5 p.m.
Video Game Day
Think you're the best gamer in the city! Come and show us your video game skills.
Harlem LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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