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Today
@ 2 p.m.
RUSSIAN POETRY
Russian Culture Club presents THREE POETS in the Tompkins Square Library Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 2 pm (Basement Community Room) The event is moderated by Alexander Dranov, founder of the Russian Culture Club. Poet Anna Halberstadt Anna grew up in Vilnius (former Vilno), Lithuania, in the family of a biologist, a professor at Vilnius University. At 18 she enrolled in Moscow State University, School of Psychology. After graduation she worked as a research psychologist and…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Today
@ 2 p.m.
The Fashion StudioNYC
Design! Sew! Wear! Let your imagination be your inspiration to create and design! The Fashion StudioNYC will teach you how to use a sewing machine and other equipment. You will learn basic sketching and sewing, select your own fabrics and trims. Advanced for ages 8-16. Registration required!
Tompkins Square LibraryChildren
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Saturday Storytime
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Chess Club
This chess and enrichment program is designed to focus on behavior, concentration, and to build up memory and cognitive skills. It's a self-esteem booster and increases better decision making too. It takes a person's weakness, and turns it into their strength. Students will be taught how to play, the rules of chess and conclude with a tournament. Best for ages 8-14. Limited space for 20 kids. Please pre-register in person at the branch or by calling 718-798-3355. Presented by Young Kings and Q…
Edenwald LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Crafternoon
Wondering what to do on a Saturday afternoon? Come to the library for fun time together with a craft to take home!
Tremont LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Library HotSpot Program
The Library HotSpot Program is a collaborative program by New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library and Department of Education to provide thousands of NYC K12 students with free internet access for the rest of the school year. This program addresses the needs of more than 1 in 5 New York City households who do not have home access to high-speed internet services. In order to participate in the Library HotSpot Program, you must register for and attend a patron l…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Early Literacy
PreSchool/Toddler Storytime
Children from 0 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy new and classic picture books, action songs, and related activities, and meet other children in the neighborhood. DayCare Programs are welcome!
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Family Films
Join us in the Soundview Library for our Family Films! Feel free to bring a snack to munch on! September 9, 2017 TBA September 16, 2017 Bolt (PG) 96 min Misadventures of a canine action star of a hit TV series who actually believes he has superpowers and winds up abandoned in NYC. September 23, 2017 Meet the Robinsons (G) 96 min An orphaned science whiz is whisked into the future in a time machine. September 30, 2017 Smurfs : The…
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Art in the Air
Come and join local artist Ruth Marshall to create an artwork that will be displayed inside Morris Park Library. We will be using paracord, a soft, colorful nylon cord that can be knotted, woven, knitted or crocheted & much more. Join us to unleash your creativity! Open to the general public. All ages are welcome. Art in the Air is made possible with public funds from the Bronx Council on the Arts through the New York Council on the Arts.
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Children,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
Books & Crafts
Love what you're reading? Hate it? Let's talk about it while doing a quick craft activity during our monthly book discussion. Ages 10+
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Pre-K Open Play
Enjoy playtime in our Pre-K Corner! Our warm and inviting space allows you and your child to 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
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Basic Coloring
Learn the magic of colors and how to use them to create.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Children's RoomChildren
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,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Family Science: Slime!
Photo by Nevit Come in and learn how to make slime with everyday products you have hidden away in your home. For children ages 6 to 12. Preregistration begins on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Space is limited.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Cinema Saturdays!
Watch the library become a movie theater and enjoy a great film on the big screen! All ages.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Saturday Game Day
Come play board games of all types and all skill levels!
Morrisania LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Game Corner
Play a variety of board and card games of all types and skill levels.
Morris Park LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Read & Make
Join us for this fun Family Storytime where kids will enjoy stories read aloud and work on creative projects inspired by the books we share. For children of all ages.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sun, September 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime:Pre-Walkers
Babies from birth to 18 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. First come, first served. Doors open at 10:15am.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Sun, September 24
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime:Pre-Walkers
Babies from birth to 18 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. First come, first served. Doors open at 10:15am.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Sun, September 24
@ 1 p.m.
Computer Zone
Waiting too long for the next available computer? Feel free to come to the computer zone and use the computer without the wait. Limited to 12 children. For ages 7 to 12 . Pre-registration required.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
Sun, September 24
@ 2 p.m.
Family Tech Tinker Time
Children ages 6-12 are invited to this series introducing technology, robots, simple coding, and more. Use littleBits, build a banana piano to play in Java, and bristle bots. Plenty of time to build independently and get your tinker on will be built in!
Inwood LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sun, September 24
@ 2 p.m.
Family Movie
Our upcoming movies are: Sept. 10: Smurfs: The Lost Village Sept. 17: Max 2 Sept. 24: Spark: A Space Tail
Hamilton Fish Park Library, AuditoriumChildren,
Families
Sun, September 24
@ 2 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
A storytime for toddlers and preschoolers, ages 18 months - 5 years, and their parent or caregiver. An action packed program including songs, rhymes, fingerplays, bubbles and picture books.
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren
Sun, September 24
@ 2:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Pre-K Open Play
Enjoy playtime in our Pre-K Corner! Our warm and inviting space allows you and your child to 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
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Sun, September 24
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Children ages 3-5 can enjoy picture books with the librarian.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sun, September 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
School Bus Holder Making
Hands-on projects using a variety of skills. For ages 7 to 12 years old. Limited to 30 children. Pre-registration required.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
Mon, September 25
@ 10 a.m.
Coloring Corner
Unleash the artists in your children! We've got our coloring table ready for them every day starting at 10 AM.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Mon, September 25
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, September 25
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Baby and Me
A program for just baby and you! Join us for toys, books, action rhymes, and social bonding with other babies. For ages 0-18 months. Parent/caregiver participation is required and expected for the program.
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, September 25
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Bilingual Storytime
Cuentos, canciones y rimas en ingles y espanol! Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish as we practice early literacy skills in a dynamic bilingual learning environment. Speakers of all languages welcome! Recommended for children ages 0-6 with their caregivers.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Mon, September 25
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Baby and Me
A program for just baby and you! Join us for toys, books, action rhymes, and social bonding with other babies. For ages 0-18 months. Parent/caregiver participation is required and expected for the program.
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, September 25
@ 10:30 a.m.
New York City Kids
Interactive sing-a-long with Music for Aardvark's Songs Celebrating Growing up in New York City. This program includes a Musician playing guitar and singing songs like Ave A, Taxi, Bagel, Staten Island Ferry and such...guiding the children and parents through movement, rhythm and instrument play. Best for ages 6 month to 4 years old with parent/caregiver. Presented by Music for Aardvarks
Muhlenberg LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, September 25
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Petite Picasso
Join us for some creative, open-ended art activities with your little one. We use crayons, markers, glue, clay, paint, and lots of other recycled materials to create little masterpieces! Things can get messy, please consider appropriate attire.
West Farms LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, September 25
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Laptime
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, not to mention meet other babies in the neighborhood. Please note: Program is restricted to pre-walkers. Tickets are required for event and will be distributed starting at 10:00AM.
Bloomingdale LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, September 25
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Babies from birth to 24 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, rhymes and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
South Beach LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, September 25
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time
Join us for some Toddler Time fun! This is an interactive program featuring songs, story time, crafts and unstructured playtime. For ages 18 to 36 months. This week's craft will be: Moana Crab Craft. *PLEASE PRE-REGISTER.
Huguenot Park LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, September 25
@ 10:45 a.m.
Early Literacy
Bitty Book Buddies
A fun and interactive program for babies and toddlers ages 0-36 months. Hear stories, sing songs, play with puppets, shake your sillies... and make new friends! Please note that the Monday session takes places before the library opens to the public. Doors open @ 10:30am and close at the start of the program, approximately 10:45am Limited to 30 children. First come, first served. Music & toys will be provided before and after the program - meet other caregivers/parents in the neighborho…
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Mon, September 25
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Bilingual Story Time
Toddlers and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, gentle songs, and rhymes in Spanish. There will be a focus on bonding, easy concepts and rhythm. Parent/Caregiver participation is required and expected for the program Ages 18-36 months.
Riverdale LibraryToddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, September 25
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Babies from birth to 18 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
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