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29 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Party with Bubbles
Elaine Gil brings an energetic music and movement experience to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Show includes face painting, balloon animals, parachute games, bubbles, singing, dancing and a lot of audience participation.
Eastchester LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
R.E.A.D. ® Reading Education Assistance Dogs ®
New York Therapy Animals is the official affiliate of “R.E.A.D.® Reading Education Assistance Dogs®” Program of Intermountain Therapy Animals of Salt Lake City, Utah. R.E.A.D. is the 1st and foremost comprehensive reading to therapy dogs support program helping to improve children’s literacy and social skills through the assistance of trained, registered and insured therapy dog teams as literacy mentors. Dogs can’t read but they can be great listeners! Reading to a therapy dog is fun!…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Party with Bubbles
Elaine Gil brings an energetic music and movement experience to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Show includes face painting, balloon animals, parachute games, bubbles, singing, dancing and a lot of audience participation.
Muhlenberg LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 7 p.m.
Musical Performance: Broadway Show Tunes and Standards
Join us for an evening of music with Broadway show tunes, favorites from the Great American songbook, and familiar Disney hits that we all love! This 7pm performance is part of our all-day East Village Arts Festival, and will be held in the basement community room. Jackie Schiffer Bio: Originally from Chicago, Jackie Schiffer's performance career includes work as an actor, and vocalist. As a cabaret artist she has performed at The Duplex, Don't Tell Mama and the M…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, December 14
@ 3 a.m.
Future Hits at the Library!
Songs in English and Spanish with ESL strategies to highlight language acquisition. Future Hits delivers a music-performance style that is jumpy and engaging enough for the youngest of kiddos while also appealing to librarians, parents and caregivers through meaningful lyrics wrapped within an educationally-rich container. Songs included in performances teach about rhymes, opposites, seasons, animals, and more. Kids will also learn sign language letters that coincide with the focus words of a pa…
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, December 14
@ 11 a.m.
Future Hits at the Library! Early Literacy Show
Songs in English and Spanish with ESL strategies to highlight language acquisition. Future Hits delivers a music-performance style that is jumpy and engaging enough for the youngest of kiddos while also appealing to librarians, parents and caregivers through meaningful lyrics wrapped within an educationally-rich container. Songs included in performances teach about rhymes, opposites, seasons, animals, and more. Kids will also learn sign language letters that coincide with the focus words of a pa…
Countee Cullen LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, December 14
@ 4 p.m.
Mutt-i-grees
The North Shore Animal League brings in a shelter animal to show the wonders of empathy. Working together to create an adoption poster, teens help an animal to find a forever home – they give voice to the voiceless. We will give a brief on Animal League America, which is the world’s largest no-kill adoption shelter, and the origin of the word Mutt-i-gree. For ages 13 - 18 years old.
Eastchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, December 14
@ 4 p.m.
Biomes
Join a New Canaan Nature Center naturalist for a world tour of different places animals and plants call home. We will circle the globe to explore huge geographic regions that share many similar plants and animals. Our journey will take us from desert to rain forest to savanna and even the cold and icy tundra. A multimedia presentation will create a backdrop for this interactive look at biomes complete with live animals, plants, and natural artifacts from all corners of the Earth! Recommended for…
Francis Martin LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, December 14
@ 4 p.m.
American Girl Tea Party and Craft
Join us for a tea party to welcome our new American Girl doll, Rebecca. Bring your favorite doll or stuffed animal to help us celebrate! We will be providing a light snack and will be creating a fun accessory for our doll or animal. For children 5-12 and their caregivers. Registration required.
Kingsbridge LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, December 15
@ 1 p.m.
Movie: The Zookeepers Wife (2017)
The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. Director: Niki Caro Writers: Angela Workman (screenplay), Diane Ackerman (book) Stars: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl
Morris Park LibraryAdults
Tue, December 19
@ 3:30 p.m.
The Gingerbread Man
"Run, run, as fast as you can - you can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man!" The classic story of a little running cookie - with a holiday twist. Sing along as the Gingerbread Man outwits and outruns various hungry animals - and figure out what he really wants for Christmas. Puppet show in a traditional puppet booth, 35-40 minutes long. We encourage the audience to sing along with several non-religious holiday songs. Best for ages 2 to 6 years old with parent/caregiver. Presented by WonderSpar…
Columbus LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, December 19
@ 4 p.m.
Kwanzaa Magnets
We will be providing all the supplies you need to make animal cracker magnets in celebration of Kwanzaa! Have the magnets ready to go on your fridge or to give as a gift when Kwanzaa begins on December 26th!
Bronx Library Center, Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 19
@ 4 p.m.
Mutt-i-grees
The North Shore Animal League brings in a shelter animal to show the wonders of empathy. Working together to create an adoption poster, teens help an animal to find a forever home – they give voice to the voiceless. We will give a brief on Animal League America, which is the world’s largest no-kill adoption shelter, and the origin of the word Mutt-i-gree. For ages 13 - 18 years old.
Inwood LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 19
@ 4 p.m.
R.E.A.D. with BB!
Practice your reading skills with a licensed therapy dog! Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend! BB and his, Jeff, owner can't wait for you to come by the library and read them a story. For ages 5-12. Pre-registration required for each 15 minute slot. The R.E.A.D.® (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) children’s literacy program is courtesy of Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA) organization.
Bloomingdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, December 19
@ 4:30 p.m.
Literacy INC: It's DEER Month
Literacy INC presents It's DEER Month!!! Listen to an animal-themed book, followed by an animal themed activity!!!
Woodstock LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 20
@ 11 a.m.
Programs on Demand
Belmont Library Pop-Up Recruitment. Dec.20th, 2017
Belmont Library Pop-Up Recruitment Belmont Library is hosting a Pop-up Recruitment with the help of (CEIS) Career, Education and Information Services on Wednesday, December, 20th at 11: 00 am. What is Pop-Up Recruitment? A Pop-Up Recruitment Event is a fast, simple approach for employers to identify, screen and review credentials, as well as select potential employees for their organizations. *Expected Employers: All Metro Health Care Full Body Tone Animal Car…
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterAdults
Wed, December 20
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Program: Paper Chair Challenge
Can you build a chair that can support the weight of a stuffed animal using only paper and tape? Join the paper chair challenge!
Baychester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, December 20
@ 3:30 p.m.
R.E.A.D. ® Reading Education Assistance Dogs ®
New York Therapy Animals is the official affiliate of “R.E.A.D.® Reading Education Assistance Dogs®” Program of Intermountain Therapy Animals of Salt Lake City, Utah. R.E.A.D. is the 1st and foremost comprehensive reading to therapy dogs support program helping to improve children’s literacy and social skills through the assistance of trained, registered and insured therapy dog teams as literacy mentors. Dogs can’t read but they can be great listeners! Reading to a therapy dog is fun!…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 20
@ 3:30 p.m.
The Gingerbread Man
"Run, run, as fast as you can - you can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man!" The classic story of a little running cookie - with a holiday twist. Sing along as the Gingerbread Man outwits and outruns various hungry animals - and figure out what he really wants for Christmas. Puppet show in a traditional puppet booth, 35-40 minutes long. We encourage the audience to sing along with several non-religious holiday songs. Best for ages 2 to 6 years old with parent/caregiver. Presented by WonderSpar…
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, December 21
@ 4 p.m.
Party with Bubbles
Elaine Gil brings an energetic music and movement experience to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Show includes face painting, balloon animals, parachute games, bubbles, singing, dancing and a lot of audience participation.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, December 21
@ 4 p.m.
Webster @ the Movies: The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
Webster’s @ The Movies Presents: The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Thursday, December 21st at 4p.m. Surly the squirrel and his animal friends find out that the corrupt mayor of Oakton plans to bulldoze their beloved Liberty Park to make way for an amusement park. Hoping to save the place they call home, Surly, Andie, Buddy and the rest of the gang join forces with Mr. Feng, a seemingly cute and innocent mouse who happens to be a fierce master of kung fu. Open Road Films Directed by Cal Brunker…
Webster Library, AuditoriumChildren
Tue, December 26
@ 4 p.m.
R.E.A.D. with BB!
Practice your reading skills with a licensed therapy dog! Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend! BB and his, Jeff, owner can't wait for you to come by the library and read them a story. For ages 5-12. Pre-registration required for each 15 minute slot. The R.E.A.D.® (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) children’s literacy program is courtesy of Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA) organization.
Bloomingdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
R.E.A.D. ® Reading Education Assistance Dogs ®
New York Therapy Animals is the official affiliate of “R.E.A.D.® Reading Education Assistance Dogs®” Program of Intermountain Therapy Animals of Salt Lake City, Utah. R.E.A.D. is the 1st and foremost comprehensive reading to therapy dogs support program helping to improve children’s literacy and social skills through the assistance of trained, registered and insured therapy dog teams as literacy mentors. Dogs can’t read but they can be great listeners! Reading to a therapy dog is fun!…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, December 28
@ 5:15 p.m.
Early Literacy
Pajama Party
Get comfy at the library. Wear your favorite pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal for this pajama party storytime. Ages 12 and under!
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren
Sat, January 6
@ 11 a.m.
R.E.A.D. ® Reading Education Assistance Dogs ®
New York Therapy Animals is the official affiliate of “R.E.A.D.® Reading Education Assistance Dogs®” Program of Intermountain Therapy Animals of Salt Lake City, Utah. R.E.A.D. is the 1st and foremost comprehensive reading to therapy dogs support program helping to improve children’s literacy and social skills through the assistance of trained, registered and insured therapy dog teams as literacy mentors. Dogs can’t read but they can be great listeners! Reading to a therapy dog is fun!…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, January 13
@ 11 a.m.
R.E.A.D. ® Reading Education Assistance Dogs ®
New York Therapy Animals is the official affiliate of “R.E.A.D.® Reading Education Assistance Dogs®” Program of Intermountain Therapy Animals of Salt Lake City, Utah. R.E.A.D. is the 1st and foremost comprehensive reading to therapy dogs support program helping to improve children’s literacy and social skills through the assistance of trained, registered and insured therapy dog teams as literacy mentors. Dogs can’t read but they can be great listeners! Reading to a therapy dog is fun!…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, January 20
@ 11 a.m.
R.E.A.D. ® Reading Education Assistance Dogs ®
New York Therapy Animals is the official affiliate of “R.E.A.D.® Reading Education Assistance Dogs®” Program of Intermountain Therapy Animals of Salt Lake City, Utah. R.E.A.D. is the 1st and foremost comprehensive reading to therapy dogs support program helping to improve children’s literacy and social skills through the assistance of trained, registered and insured therapy dog teams as literacy mentors. Dogs can’t read but they can be great listeners! Reading to a therapy dog is fun!…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, January 27
@ 11 a.m.
R.E.A.D. ® Reading Education Assistance Dogs ®
New York Therapy Animals is the official affiliate of “R.E.A.D.® Reading Education Assistance Dogs®” Program of Intermountain Therapy Animals of Salt Lake City, Utah. R.E.A.D. is the 1st and foremost comprehensive reading to therapy dogs support program helping to improve children’s literacy and social skills through the assistance of trained, registered and insured therapy dog teams as literacy mentors. Dogs can’t read but they can be great listeners! Reading to a therapy dog is fun!…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 28
@ 6 p.m.
MOVIE NIGHT; THEY LIVE
THEY LIVE (R) (1988) Directed by John Carpenter, starring Rowdy Roddy Piper. A drifter looking for a steady job stumbles upon a monstrous conspiracy; the powers that be are not human, they are extraterrestrials who have come to earth to exploit humanity like farm animals.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults