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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, October 24
@ 11 a.m.
Book Discussion Group - The Zookeepers Wife by Diane Ackerman
Get the neighborhood read. Check out what the librarian has recommended, and hear what others think about it. We've got the books, now we need you to talk! A true story, in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw—and the city’s zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen “guests” hid inside th…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, October 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Wildlife at the Library
Animals in the library? Join Andrew Simmons and his traveling zoo as he introduces you to a golden eagle, eagle owl, barn owl, burmese python, black throat monitor, alligator, and opossums. Learn about the fierce competitors in the wild. For ages 13 - 18 years old.
Mott Haven LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, October 24
@ 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.
Throg's Neck LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, October 24
@ 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, October 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Insects and Arachnids
Many people don't realize just how amazing insects can be! Did you know that insects can provide food? Did you know that insects are the largest grouping of animals we have? Come learn what makes an insect an insect by identifying certain species. We will also explore their relatives, the arachnids, to discover what's similar or different. Through the use of multimedia presentations and live ambassador animals, participants can understand the benefit of insects and spiders in our world. Recommen…
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, October 25
@ 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, October 25
@ 4 p.m.
Wildlife Superheroes Series
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. Weekly visits 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 discover the story behin…
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, October 26
@ 4 p.m.
Animal Odyssey Series
Join the staff of the New Canaan Nature Center for an awesome animal adventure. We will start out with invertebrates and insects and work our way through the wonders of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Programs will take participants on a hands-on journey throughout the animal kingdom. Each week will feature up close visits from one (1) or two (2) live animal ambassadors, plus investigations and experiments using real animal artifacts to discover more about a variety of amazing cr…
Hunts Point LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, October 26
@ 4 p.m.
Skulls, Skeletons and Spooktacular Animals!
Junior zoologists are invited to experience the wonders of nature through hands-on science activities in this exciting program. Meet LIVE animals that creep, crawl and scurry through the night including a chinchilla, lizard, frog, crab and several insects! Examine animal bones, decipher footprints made by forest creatures and use scientific tools to explore a variety of objects found in nature. Everyone will have the opportunity to make an observational drawing of their favorite animal. Best…
Morningside HeightsChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, October 26
@ 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.
Francis Martin LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, October 28
@ 11 a.m.
Book Discussion Group - The Zookeepers Wife by Diane Ackerman
Get the neighborhood read. Check out what the librarian has recommended, and hear what others think about it. We've got the books, now we need you to talk! A true story, in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw—and the city’s zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen “guests” hid inside th…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Mon, October 30
@ 3 p.m.
Wildlife at the Library
Animals in the library? Join Andrew Simmons and his traveling zoo as he introduces you to a golden eagle, eagle owl, barn owl, burmese python, black throat monitor, alligator, and opossums. Learn about the fierce competitors in the wild. For ages 13 - 18 years old.
Tottenville LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, October 30
@ 4 p.m.
South African Storytelling and Mask Making
Watch a performance of King Lion’s Gifts, Nelson Mandela’s favorite story, and then join us in making masks of the South African animals presented in the tale! We bring our own art supplies, but to ensure there is enough for everyone. Best for ages 5 and older, limit to 20 participants only. Presented by Urban Stages
Woodstock LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, October 31
@ 4 p.m.
South African Storytelling and Mask Making
Watch a performance of King Lion’s Gifts, Nelson Mandela’s favorite story, and then join us in making masks of the South African animals presented in the tale! We bring our own art supplies, but to ensure there is enough for everyone. Best for ages 5 and older, please limit to 20 participants only. Presented by Urban Stages
125th Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, October 31
@ 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, November 1
@ 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, November 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Fall Animal Carnival
Join us for some fun activities and games for this animal themed carnival. Some of the games we will be playing are monkey banana toss, mini golf, duck match, and bull ring toss. There will be fun prizes for all! First come, first served.
South Beach LibraryChildren
Wed, November 1
@ 4 p.m.
Wildlife at the Library
Animals in the library? Join Andrew Simmons and his traveling zoo as he introduces you to a golden eagle,eagle owl, barn owl, burmese python, black throat monitor, alligator, and opossums. Learn about the fierce competitors in the wild. For ages 13 - 18 years old.
Richmondtown LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, November 2
@ 4 p.m.
Animal Odyssey Series
Join the staff of the New Canaan Nature Center for an awesome animal adventure. We will start out with invertebrates and insects and work our way through the wonders of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Programs will take participants on a hands-on journey throughout the animal kingdom. Each week will feature up close visits from one (1) or two (2) live animal ambassadors, plus investigations and experiments using real animal artifacts to discover more about a variety of amazing cr…
Hunts Point LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, November 3
@ 3 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.
Pelham Bay LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Mon, November 6
@ 4 p.m.
Animal Odyssey Series
Join the staff of the New Canaan Nature Center for an awesome animal adventure. We will start out with invertebrates and insects and work our way through the wonders of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Programs will take participants on a hands-on journey throughout the animal kingdom. Each week will feature up close visits from one (1) or two (2) live animal ambassadors, plus investigations and experiments using real animal artifacts to discover more about a variety of amazing cr…
Hamilton Grange LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, November 7
@ 3:30 p.m.
Wildlife at the Library
Animals in the library? Join Andrew Simmons and his traveling zoo as he introduces you to a golden eagle,eagle owl, barn owl, burmese python, black throat monitor, alligator, and opossums. Learn about the fierce competitors in the wild. For ages 13 - 18 years old.
Huguenot Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, November 8
@ 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, November 8
@ 3:30 p.m.
Animals, Authors, and Art Series
Join the staff of the New Canaan Nature Center as we blend together literature, natural sciences and artistic expression. After reading a story that combines strong human feelings and desires with information about animals and their lives, participants will become personally acquainted with one or two live animals. A fun take home craft and animal artifacts help present a multi-faceted view of each weekly featured animal. Come and get creative with us as we discover the many ways animals and hum…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, November 8
@ 3:30 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.
St. Agnes LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, November 9
@ 3 p.m.
Creature Character Costumes
Students will create costumes based on their favorite animal or creature character in a book We will read stories involving animals/other creatures, create costume designs and make costumes through basic sewing, mask making and fabric painting. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by Community Word Project
Morrisania LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, November 9
@ 4 p.m.
Animal Odyssey Series
Join the staff of the New Canaan Nature Center for an awesome animal adventure. We will start out with invertebrates and insects and work our way through the wonders of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Programs will take participants on a hands-on journey throughout the animal kingdom. Each week will feature up close visits from one (1) or two (2) live animal ambassadors, plus investigations and experiments using real animal artifacts to discover more about a variety of amazing cr…
Hunts Point LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, November 9
@ 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.
Aguilar LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, November 10
@ 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
Mon, November 13
@ 3:30 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.
58th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, November 13
@ 4 p.m.
Animal Odyssey Series
Join the staff of the New Canaan Nature Center for an awesome animal adventure. We will start out with invertebrates and insects and work our way through the wonders of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Programs will take participants on a hands-on journey throughout the animal kingdom. Each week will feature up close visits from one (1) or two (2) live animal ambassadors, plus investigations and experiments using real animal artifacts to discover more about a variety of amazing cr…
Hamilton Grange LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, November 15
@ 3 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.
New Dorp LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, November 15
@ 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
Wed, November 15
@ 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, November 15
@ 3:30 p.m.
Animals, Authors, and Art Series
Join the staff of the New Canaan Nature Center as we blend together literature, natural sciences and artistic expression. After reading a story that combines strong human feelings and desires with information about animals and their lives, participants will become personally acquainted with one or two live animals. A fun take home craft and animal artifacts help present a multi-faceted view of each weekly featured animal. Come and get creative with us as we discover the many ways animals and hum…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, November 16
@ 4 p.m.
Animal Odyssey Series
Join the staff of the New Canaan Nature Center for an awesome animal adventure. We will start out with invertebrates and insects and work our way through the wonders of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Programs will take participants on a hands-on journey throughout the animal kingdom. Each week will feature up close visits from one (1) or two (2) live animal ambassadors, plus investigations and experiments using real animal artifacts to discover more about a variety of amazing cr…
Hunts Point LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, November 16
@ 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.
Stapleton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, November 20
@ 4 p.m.
Animal Odyssey Series
Join the staff of the New Canaan Nature Center for an awesome animal adventure. We will start out with invertebrates and insects and work our way through the wonders of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Programs will take participants on a hands-on journey throughout the animal kingdom. Each week will feature up close visits from one (1) or two (2) live animal ambassadors, plus investigations and experiments using real animal artifacts to discover more about a variety of amazing cr…
Hamilton Grange LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, November 21
@ 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.
Morningside HeightsTeens/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
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