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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies: Spanish
Hola! Bonjour! Ni Hao! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this Winter as they learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin all through live music. Teachers play guitar and sing with the children as they learn new vocabulary through music, movement, and puppetry! Bilingual Birdies will be exploring themes including Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Colors, and Transportation this winter. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
Turtles, Frogs, Snakes, and Toads
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. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Presented by New Canaan Nature Center
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, March 31
@ 7 p.m.
TeenLIVE
Reading Without Walls: A Conversation with Author Gene Luen Yang
The New York Public Library encourages Reading Without Walls! We are celebrating the launch of this initative with the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Gene Luen Yang. Join us for a conversation on Friday, March 31 at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building from 7 PM - 9 PM. The Reading Without Walls Challenge celebrates the freedom to read and encourages readers to explore books about characters who look or live differently than you, topics you haven't discovered, or formats you h…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, April 1
@ 2 p.m.
Movie day!
The following movies for this month are: Happy Feet Saturday, April 1 at 2 PM: An outcast penguin uses unique talents to save his colony from enemies, both human and animal. The Lorax Saturday, April 15 at 2 PM A young boy meets a cantankerous yet endearing creature known as the Lorax while seeking out a rare tree.
Hunts Point LibraryFamilies
Mon, April 3
@ 3:30 p.m.
Bilingual Birdies: Spanish
Hola! Bonjour! Ni Hao! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this Winter as they learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin all through live music. Teachers play guitar and sing with the children as they learn new vocabulary through music, movement, and puppetry! Bilingual Birdies will be exploring themes including Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Colors, and Transportation this winter. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for…
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 3
@ 4 p.m.
Bilingual Birdies: Mandarin
Hola! Bonjour! Ni Hao! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this Winter as they learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin all through live music. Teachers play guitar and sing with the children as they learn new vocabulary through music, movement, and puppetry! Bilingual Birdies will be exploring themes including Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Colors, and Transportation this winter. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for…
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, April 4
@ 10:30 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies: Spanish
Hola! Bonjour! Ni Hao! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this Winter as they learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin all through live music. Teachers play guitar and sing with the children as they learn new vocabulary through music, movement, and puppetry! Bilingual Birdies will be exploring themes including Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Colors, and Transportation this winter. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for…
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, April 4
@ 3:30 p.m.
Creature Comfort - Animal Habitats
Create a home for your favorite animal based on its habits and biome. Best for children ages 6 and older. Presented by Arch For Kids. Limit to 25 children only plus their caregivers.
Morrisania LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, April 5
@ 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 to 18 years old.
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, April 5
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
R.E.A.D.® . to Taz the dog!
Our furry friend, Taz, is back - come and read her a story! Sign up at the children's desk - limited to the first 6 readers only Reading to the dog program run by : New York Therapy Dogs R.E.A.D.® program, part of New York Therapy Animals.
Inwood LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, April 6
@ 11 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies: French
Bonjour! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this spring as they learn French, through live music. Teachers play guitar and sing with the children as they learn new vocabulary through music, movement, and puppetry! Bilingual Birdies will be exploring themes including Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Colors, and Transportation this spring. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for all parents and librarians to keep th…
Countee Cullen Library, Story Hour RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, April 6
@ 3:30 p.m.
Birds of Prey
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 this week featured animal. Come and get creative with us as we discover the many ways animals and human…
Edenwald LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 10
@ 3:30 p.m.
Bilingual Birdies: Spanish
Hola! Bonjour! Ni Hao! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this Winter as they learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin all through live music. Teachers play guitar and sing with the children as they learn new vocabulary through music, movement, and puppetry! Bilingual Birdies will be exploring themes including Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Colors, and Transportation this winter. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for…
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 10
@ 4 p.m.
Earth Day Party with Animals
Let's celebrate Earth Month with LIVE animals that help keep our planet healthy and clean! Solve riddles to figure out which amazing animals received invitations to attend this VIP (Very Important Planet) Party and decorate festive party presents to help those special guests celebrate the occasion. By creating a "pretty planet" collage using recycled materials, you will discover simple ways to be kind to animals and become one of Earth's Little Helpers! Best for ages 3 to 7 years old. Limit t…
Morningside HeightsChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 10
@ 4 p.m.
Wildlife Superheroes
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 discover the story behind an as…
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 10
@ 4 p.m.
Bilingual Birdies: Mandarin
Hola! Bonjour! Ni Hao! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this Winter as they learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin all through live music. Teachers play guitar and sing with the children as they learn new vocabulary through music, movement, and puppetry! Bilingual Birdies will be exploring themes including Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Colors, and Transportation this winter. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for…
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, April 11
@ 10:30 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies: Spanish
Hola! Bonjour! Ni Hao! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this Winter as they learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin all through live music. Teachers play guitar and sing with the children as they learn new vocabulary through music, movement, and puppetry! Bilingual Birdies will be exploring themes including Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Colors, and Transportation this winter. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for…
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, April 11
@ 3:30 p.m.
Under the Scope!
Learn how to use a microscope and dive into a close view of plant, animal and bacteria cells!
Mosholu Library, Children's collectionChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, April 11
@ 4 p.m.
Endangered Species
A species of animal can become endangered or threatened due to many factors, some of which we can’t always control and some we can. Through the use of live animals and multimedia presentations participants can learn about each animal’s story and the positive behaviors that are bringing them back. Presented by New Canaan Nature Center. For ages 13 to 18 years old.
Jerome Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, April 12
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
R.E.A.D.® . to Taz the dog!
Our furry friend, Taz, is back - come and read her a story! Sign up at the children's desk - limited to the first 6 readers only Reading to the dog program run by : New York Therapy Dogs R.E.A.D.® program, part of New York Therapy Animals.
Inwood LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, April 12
@ 3:30 p.m.
Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina
Join us in watching Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina. A tiny girl no bigger than a thumb is stolen by a great ugly toad and subsequently has many adventures and makes many animal friends, before finding the perfect home in a warm and beautiful southern land.
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, April 13
@ 11 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies: French
Bonjour! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this spring as they learn French, through live music. Teachers play guitar and sing with the children as they learn new vocabulary through music, movement, and puppetry! Bilingual Birdies will be exploring themes including Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Colors, and Transportation this spring. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for all parents and librarians to keep th…
Countee Cullen Library, Story Hour RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, April 13
@ 3:30 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! For ages 3 to…
St. Agnes LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, April 13
@ 6 p.m.
"Nature" in Medieval Culture
The word “nature” has a bizarrely broad range of meanings. This single word can refer to the true character of any thing or being, animal and plant life in general, or a backyard. When referring to people, the concept of “nature” can be nefariously used to explain apparently essential differences between men and women, or people of different ethnicities. “Nature” is sometimes the antonym of “culture,” sometimes of “science,” sometimes of “nurture.” How did we get here? In this course, we will ta…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sat, April 15
@ 2 p.m.
Movie day!
The following movies for this month are: Happy Feet Saturday, April 1 at 2 PM: An outcast penguin uses unique talents to save his colony from enemies, both human and animal. The Lorax Saturday, April 15 at 2 PM A young boy meets a cantankerous yet endearing creature known as the Lorax while seeking out a rare tree.
Hunts Point LibraryFamilies
Mon, April 17
@ 3:30 p.m.
Bilingual Birdies: Spanish
Hola! Bonjour! Ni Hao! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this Winter as they learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin all through live music. Teachers play guitar and sing with the children as they learn new vocabulary through music, movement, and puppetry! Bilingual Birdies will be exploring themes including Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Colors, and Transportation this winter. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for…
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 17
@ 4 p.m.
Bilingual Birdies: Mandarin
Hola! Bonjour! Ni Hao! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this Winter as they learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin all through live music. Teachers play guitar and sing with the children as they learn new vocabulary through music, movement, and puppetry! Bilingual Birdies will be exploring themes including Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Colors, and Transportation this winter. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for…
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, April 18
@ 11 a.m.
(CEIS) Mosholu Library Mini-College & Career Fair 2017
Please join the NYPL (CEIS) Career, Education and Information Services Department for the Mosholu Public Library's 1st Annual Mini-College and Career Fair to be held Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 from 11:00am to 3:00p.m. For further information to make the most of this event, please contact: Robyn L. Saunders, (CEIS) Department Head / Career Coach (718) 579-4260 or via email: ceisdepartment@gmail.com Ticket Registration for the General Public: http://bit.ly/2neydgz Please Join us, and meet wit…
Mosholu LibraryJob Seekers
Wed, April 19
@ 3 p.m.
Canceled
Early Literacy
R.E.A.D.® . to Taz the dog!
Our furry friend, Taz, is back - come and read her a story! Sign up at the children's desk - limited to the first 6 readers only Reading to the dog program run by : New York Therapy Dogs R.E.A.D.® program, part of New York Therapy Animals.
Inwood LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, April 19
@ 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 to 18 years old.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, April 20
@ 11 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies: French
Bonjour! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this spring as they learn French, through live music. Teachers play guitar and sing with the children as they learn new vocabulary through music, movement, and puppetry! Bilingual Birdies will be exploring themes including Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Colors, and Transportation this spring. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for all parents and librarians to keep th…
Countee Cullen Library, Story Hour RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, April 20
@ 6 p.m.
"Nature" in Medieval Culture
The word “nature” has a bizarrely broad range of meanings. This single word can refer to the true character of any thing or being, animal and plant life in general, or a backyard. When referring to people, the concept of “nature” can be nefariously used to explain apparently essential differences between men and women, or people of different ethnicities. “Nature” is sometimes the antonym of “culture,” sometimes of “science,” sometimes of “nurture.” How did we get here? In this course, we will ta…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Fri, April 21
@ 4 p.m.
Earth Day Party with Animals
Let's celebrate Earth Month with LIVE animals that help keep our planet healthy and clean! Solve riddles to figure out which amazing animals received invitations to attend this VIP (Very Important Planet) Party and decorate festive party presents to help those special guests celebrate the occasion. By creating a "pretty planet" collage using recycled materials, you will discover simple ways to be kind to animals and become one of Earth's Little Helpers! Best for ages 3 to 7 years old. Limit t…
Columbus LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Bilingual Birdies: Spanish
Hola! Bonjour! Ni Hao! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this Winter as they learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin all through live music. Teachers play guitar and sing with the children as they learn new vocabulary through music, movement, and puppetry! Bilingual Birdies will be exploring themes including Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Colors, and Transportation this winter. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for…
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Bilingual Birdies: Mandarin
Hola! Bonjour! Ni Hao! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this Winter as they learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin all through live music. Teachers play guitar and sing with the children as they learn new vocabulary through music, movement, and puppetry! Bilingual Birdies will be exploring themes including Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Colors, and Transportation this winter. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for…
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, April 25
@ 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 to 18 years old.
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, April 25
@ 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 to 18 years old.
Van Cortlandt LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, April 25
@ 5 p.m.
Ongoing
Movie Tuesdays: Forks Over Knives
Join the Parkchester library in watching the documentary film Forks Over Knives. Researchers explore the possibility that people changing their diets from animal-based to plant-based can help eliminate or control diseases like cancer and diabetes.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, April 26
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
R.E.A.D.® . to Taz the dog!
Our furry friend, Taz, is back - come and read her a story! Sign up at the children's desk - limited to the first 6 readers only Reading to the dog program run by : New York Therapy Dogs R.E.A.D.® program, part of New York Therapy Animals.
Inwood LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, April 27
@ 11 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies: French
Bonjour! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this spring as they learn French, through live music. Teachers play guitar and sing with the children as they learn new vocabulary through music, movement, and puppetry! Bilingual Birdies will be exploring themes including Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Colors, and Transportation this spring. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for all parents and librarians to keep th…
Countee Cullen Library, Story Hour RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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