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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, December 3
@ 2 p.m.
Charades Bonanza!
Join us at the Library for a fun game of charades! Charades is played with teams who guess clues from the actions of their teammates. Players have to act out clues without using props or words while their teammates guess the answer. Can you guess correctly before the other team or act it out faster?
53rd Street LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, December 5
@ 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, December 5
@ 3 p.m.
Mystified by Medicare?
➢ Having Difficulty Making Sense of the Stack of Medicare Insurance Solicitations on Your Kitchen Table? ➢ Unsure Whether You’re Going to Pay Too Much, or Worse Yet, Pay Too Little, and Receive Less than Adequate Coverage? ➢ Want to be CERTAIN that the Coverage You Choose is Accepted by Your Doctors, and Covers Your Prescriptions? If you answered YES to any of these questions, you need to attend this session! Learn the THREE ways you can complete your Medicare health and prescription…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Mon, December 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
Charades for Kids
Members of two teams take turns to act out a phrase, a word, or an action while the others guess.
Tremont LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Mon, December 5
@ 4 p.m.
College Access
College Bound
Need help with the SAT/ACT, SHSAT or any other standardized tests? Practice at the Library in a fun and calm environment! Have a homework assignment that is getting you down? We can help with that as well! Cannot make it to the program? Try emailing your question to michaelrios@nypl.org and we will do our best to help you. For teens ages 12-18.
53rd Street Library, Teen ZoneTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 6
@ 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
Wed, December 7
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
PreSchool/Toddler Storytime
Preschoolers from 2 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy new and classic picture books, action songs, and related activities, and meet other preschoolers in the neighborhood. DayCare Programs are welcome!
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, December 7
@ 11 a.m.
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
Wed, December 7
@ 4 p.m.
A Christmas Carol
Ebenezer Scrooge is a nasty, mean, snarling old geezer with no care for anything other than his money. His one and only friend visits him as a ghost, and starts him on a journey that melts his icy heart and teaches him the joys of caring for, and giving to others. Recommended for children ages 5 and older. Presented by Traveling Lantern Theatre Company.
96th Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 7
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Story Time: Acting Out
Does your child have a flair for the dramatic? Then join us for a new take on story time. Each week, 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
Thu, December 8
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler/Preschool Story Time
Join us for songs, rhymes, picturebook stories, simple craft activity, and snack packed in 45 minutes! For two and three year-olds and their care givers. Please sign up in advance. Space is limited.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, December 8
@ 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
Fri, December 9
@ 10 a.m.
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, December 12
@ 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, December 12
@ 4 p.m.
College Access
College Bound
Need help with the SAT/ACT, SHSAT or any other standardized tests? Practice at the Library in a fun and calm environment! Have a homework assignment that is getting you down? We can help with that as well! Cannot make it to the program? Try emailing your question to michaelrios@nypl.org and we will do our best to help you. For teens ages 12-18.
53rd Street Library, Teen ZoneTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 13
@ 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
Tue, December 13
@ 2 p.m.
Art for Adults: Gingerbread House Gift Box
Adults are creative too, right? Let your imagination run free and express yourself via visual art at the library! This month we will create a festive and functional craft you can care with your loved ones this holiday season: a gingerbread house gift box! All materials will be provided by the library.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
Parents/Caregivers,
Adults
Tue, December 13
@ 5:30 p.m.
Author discussion: Sarada Chiruvolu
Home at Last by Sarada Chiruvolu Sarada Chiruvolu comes to Muhlenberg Library to discuss and sign copies of her most recent book, Home at Last: A Journey Toward Higher Consciousness In this rich and illuminating work, Chiruvolu guides overwhelmed modern spiritual seekers on how to engage their inner lives through meditation and spiritual practice. Her autobiographical account of her personal quest for self-realization covers familiar ground from a fresh perspective. She tells in straightforw…
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, December 14
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
PreSchool/Toddler Storytime
Preschoolers from 2 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy new and classic picture books, action songs, and related activities, and meet other preschoolers in the neighborhood. DayCare Programs are welcome!
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, December 14
@ 11 a.m.
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
Wed, December 14
@ 3 p.m.
The NEW Retirement
The NEW Retirement: Finding Purpose in Your "Third Act" - Are you retired? About to retire? Thinking about retiring? Welcome to LOVE the “NEW” Retirement! Baby boomers are healthier and living longer than previous generations. We are pioneers in the search for a meaningful and purposeful “third act”. Come join speaker, trainer, and certified professional coach, Barbara Phillips, to clarify (or re-clarify) what is most important to you at this stage of life AND learn from other retirees. Yo…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, December 14
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Story Time: Acting Out
Does your child have a flair for the dramatic? Then join us for a new take on story time. Each week, 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
Thu, December 15
@ 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
Thu, December 15
@ 4 p.m.
Theater Workshop
Join the story with props and puppets! Play improve games that teach you how to act by thinking on your feet! No acting experience necessary. This program is for ages 5-10. Sorry, no toddlers. Limited to the first 25 children and their caregivers.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, December 15
@ 5:30 p.m.
A Christmas Carol
Ebenezer Scrooge is a nasty, mean, snarling old geezer with no care for anything other than his money. His one and only friend visits him as a ghost, and starts him on a journey that melts his icy heart and teaches him the joys of caring for, and giving to others. Recommended for children ages 5 and older. Presented by Traveling Lantern Theatre Company.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, December 15
@ 10:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler/Preschool Story Time
Join us for songs, rhymes, picturebook stories, simple craft activity, and snack packed in 45 minutes! For two and three year-olds and their care givers. Please sign up in advance. Space is limited.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, December 16
@ 10 a.m.
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
Fri, December 16
@ 12 noon
Stay & Play
The fun doesn't stop after storytime - stay after and play! Following each Friday storytime, we open up our storyroom for free play so our storytime-goers have the chance to socialize with other kids from the community! Toys provided. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Take care to supervise children at all times.
Harlem LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Sat, December 17
@ 1 p.m.
Opera Concert Series
The New York Opera Forum performs complete concert versions of operas with piano accompaniment. Programs with act-by-act plot summaries will be provided in large print and braille. On Saturday December 17th from 1:00 - 4:00 PM join us for Alcina by Handel, featuring a heroic knight, rescued damsels, sorcery, and flying horses.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Sat, December 17
@ 1 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon Movie: The Muppet Christmas Carol
Brian Henson, the son of Muppet founder Jim Henson, took over directing duties after the untimely death of his father for The Muppet Christmas Carol, a sluggish re-telling of the Charles Dickens tale. Michael Caine, surrounded by legions of fuzzy, felt puppets, plays it straight as the crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who could care less about Christmas and the joy the season brings. Working for the skinflint is his faithful employee Bob Cratchit (Kermit the Frog), who begs Scrooge for a…
Eastchester LibraryChildren
Sat, December 17
@ 2 p.m.
A Christmas Carol
Ebenezer Scrooge is a nasty, mean, snarling old geezer with no care for anything other than his money. His one and only friend visits him as a ghost, and starts him on a journey that melts his icy heart and teaches him the joys of caring for, and giving to others. Recommended for children ages 5 and older. Presented by Traveling Lantern Theatre Company.
Bronx Library CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, December 19
@ 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, December 19
@ 4 p.m.
College Access
College Bound
Need help with the SAT/ACT, SHSAT or any other standardized tests? Practice at the Library in a fun and calm environment! Have a homework assignment that is getting you down? We can help with that as well! Cannot make it to the program? Try emailing your question to michaelrios@nypl.org and we will do our best to help you. For teens ages 12-18.
53rd Street Library, Teen ZoneTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, December 19
@ 4:30 p.m.
A Christmas Carol
Ebenezer Scrooge is a nasty, mean, snarling old geezer with no care for anything other than his money. His one and only friend visits him as a ghost, and starts him on a journey that melts his icy heart and teaches him the joys of caring for, and giving to others. Recommended for children ages 5 and older. Presented by Traveling Lantern Theatre Company.
125th Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, December 19
@ 4:30 p.m.
The St. Agnes Book Discussion Group: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by McCullers , Carson
​ ST. Agnes Book Discussion Group Meeting on the last Monday of the Month at 4:30 PM 2016 Sept.26- Between the World and Me by Coates, Ta-Nehisi Oct. 31.- The Children Act by Mcewan, Ian Nov. 28- Metamorphosis by Kafka, Franz Dec. 19- The Heart is Lonely Hunter by McCullers, Carson 2017 Jan. 30 - As I Lay Dying by Faulkner, William Feb. 27 - Things Fall Apart by Achebe, Chinua Mar.27- The door by Szabo, Magda Apr. 24- Thinking Fast and Slow by…
St. Agnes LibraryBook Lovers
Tue, December 20
@ 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
Tue, December 20
@ 3:30 p.m.
A Christmas Carol
Ebenezer Scrooge is a nasty, mean, snarling old geezer with no care for anything other than his money. His one and only friend visits him as a ghost, and starts him on a journey that melts his icy heart and teaches him the joys of caring for, and giving to others. Recommended for children ages 5 and older. Presented by Traveling Lantern Theatre Company.
Allerton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
PreSchool/Toddler Storytime
Preschoolers from 2 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy new and classic picture books, action songs, and related activities, and meet other preschoolers in the neighborhood. DayCare Programs are welcome!
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, December 21
@ 11 a.m.
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
Wed, December 21
@ 3:30 p.m.
A Christmas Carol
Ebenezer Scrooge is a nasty, mean, snarling old geezer with no care for anything other than his money. His one and only friend visits him as a ghost, and starts him on a journey that melts his icy heart and teaches him the joys of caring for, and giving to others. Recommended for children ages 5 and older. Presented by Traveling Lantern Theatre Company.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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