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26 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Build-a-Puppet Workshop
A Summer Reading Celebration! Join Nicola the Puppeteer to make your very own puppet from simple materials, such as you might find around the house or at a craft store! Learn how to build a character - person, animal, robot, whatever you like - and make that character come alive. Materials will be provided by the program presenter. Best for children ages 5 and older.
Woodstock LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Mutt-i-grees
A Summer Reading Program 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.
Bronx Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Turtles, Frogs, Snakes, and Toads
A Summer Reading Celebration! Do snakes lay eggs? Where do toads live? How can I tell the difference between poisonous and venomous animals? These are questions that can be answered in this engaging, hands-on program. See live animals up close from our assortment of educational animal ambassadors and learn by comparing and contrasting these unique creatures in a fun interactive activity for all. Best for children ages 4 and older. Presented by New Canaan Nature Center
Sedgwick LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, August 18
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
The Amazing World of Animals
A Summer Reading Celebration! Join the staff of the New Canaan Nature Center for an all-around furry, scaly, and feathery adventure into the world of the animal kingdom. Meet a variety of live animals and get an up-close look at what makes them all so awesome! We will also look at some animal artifacts to help us better understand the amazing adaptations these creatures possess. Best for children ages 4 and older.
Harlem LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, August 18
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Harvest Moon
A Summer Reading Celebration! Our storytelling sisters share some of their favorite stories about colors, animal spirits, and family in this collection of Native American Indian tales. Best for children ages 4 to 10 years old. Presented by Urban Stages.
Hamilton Fish Park LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, August 19
@ 11 a.m.
Scavenger Hunt!
Search the library for wild animals, video game characters, Pokemon, and more! Find them all and win a prize!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, August 22
@ 11 a.m.
Summer Reading
Wildlife Superheroes
A Summer Reading Program Have you ever wondered why some of our most popular superheroes are often named after animals? Spiderman, Batman, and Aquaman all share traits with their particular animal namesake whether it be great strength, great stealth, or the ability to live underwater. A visit by a New Canaan Nature Center naturalist will give participants an up-close look at several creatures with an array of “super” qualities that makes each a “wildlife superhero” in its own right. Come discov…
Epiphany LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, August 22
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Mutt-i-grees
A Summer Reading Program 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.
53rd Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, August 22
@ 4 p.m.
Canceled
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, August 23
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Party with Bubbles
A Summer Reading Celebration! Elaine Gil's show includes face painting, balloon animals, parachute games, bubbles, singing, dancing and a lot of audience participations. Best for children of all ages.
Tottenville LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Creatures of the Night
A Summer Reading Program When the sun goes down it becomes a different world! Owls are not the only animal that is active at night – mammals, frogs, toads, and even insects – make the night time come alive. The New Canaan Nature Center will bring these live animals and their sounds to you! For ages 13-18 years old.
Van Cortlandt LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, August 23
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Party with Bubbles
A Summer Reading Celebration! Elaine Gil's show includes face painting, balloon animals, parachute games, bubbles, singing, dancing and a lot of audience participations. Best for children of all ages.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 11 a.m.
Summer Reading
Party with Bubbles
A Summer Reading Celebration! Elaine Gil's show includes face painting, balloon animals, parachute games, bubbles, singing, dancing and a lot of audience participations. Best for children of all ages.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 1:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Party with Bubbles
A Summer Reading Celebration! Elaine Gil's show includes face painting, balloon animals, parachute games, bubbles, singing, dancing and a lot of audience participations. Best for children of all ages.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Wildlife at the Library
A Summer Reading Program Animals in the library? Join Andrew Simmons and his traveling zoo as he introduces you to a golden eagle, eagle owl, barn owl, alligator, black throat monitor, burmese python, canadian lynx. Learn about the fierce competitors in the wild. For ages 13-18 years old.
Baychester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
The Amazing World of Animals
A Summer Reading Celebration! Join the staff of the New Canaan Nature Center for an all-around furry, scaly, and feathery adventure into the world of the animal kingdom. Meet a variety of live animals and get an up-close look at what makes them all so awesome! We will also look at some animal artifacts to help us better understand the amazing adaptations these creatures possess. Best for children ages 4 and older.
Soundview LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Party with Bubbles
A Summer Reading Celebration! Elaine Gil's show includes face painting, balloon animals, parachute games, bubbles, singing, dancing and a lot of audience participations. Best for children of all ages.
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, August 25
@ 12 noon
T.G.I.F Children's Movie Afternoons
Zootopia From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde, a wily fox who makes her job even harder.-google.com Staring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman,…
Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library, Alvin Ailey Community RoomFamilies
Fri, August 25
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Wildlife at the Library
A Summer Reading Program Animals in the library? Join Andrew Simmons and his traveling zoo as he introduces you to a golden eagle, eagle owl, barn owl, alligator, black throat monitor, burmese python, canadian lynx. Learn about the fierce competitors in the wild. For ages 13-18 years old.
Port Richmond LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, August 25
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Mutt-i-grees
A Summer Reading Program 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.
Clason's Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, August 29
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Creatures of the Night
A Summer Reading Program When the sun goes down it becomes a different world! Owls are not the only animal that is active at night – mammals, frogs, toads, and even insects – make the night time come alive. The New Canaan Nature Center will bring these live animals and their sounds to you! For ages 13-18 years old.
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, August 29
@ 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, August 29
@ 4 p.m.
Canceled
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
Fri, September 15
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
DIY Jewelry on a Budget
A Summer Reading Program Learn a new skill and craft for a cause! Projects will vary. Examples: Cards for soldiers and elderly, hats for preemie babies, toys for shelter animals and more! Presented by Jailin Acevedo. For ages 13-18 years old.
Castle Hill LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, November 22
@ 3 p.m.
Clay Creations
Join us for a fun afternoon making clay creations. Craft your favorite animals, characters, or anything else you can imagine! For children aged 3 to 5 accompanied by caregiver. All supplies will be provided.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 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