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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, February 20
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Learning: Animals I See
Parents and caregivers, come learn about fun, easy ways to encourage literacy at home! Through these workshops you will learn how to develop your child's pre-literacy skills to help prepare them to become successful readers at an early age. Children will be learning about animals in preparation for Pre-K. We will be reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Eric Carle before our hands on activity.…
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, February 20
@ 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, February 20
@ 4:30 p.m.
Literacy INC: It's B.E.A.R Month
Literacy INC presents It's B.E.A.R Month!!! Listen to an animal-themed book, followed by an animal themed activity!!!
Woodstock LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, February 21
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Animal Show
From our Hello song to Goodbye song, we sing and talk about animals on the farm, the jungle, the range, the desert and beyond! Watch the children as they act like animals and sing along to our hits! For children ages 3-8 years old. Space is limited. Preregistration begins on Saturday, February 17. Presented by Preschool of Rock
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, February 21
@ 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. Presented by Andrew Simmons
Macomb's Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, February 21
@ 4 p.m.
Fox Fables
What makes you - YOU? When the fox and his precious tail are separated, he decides to try out being other animals in order to discover a new identity. A literary mashup of Aesop's Fables! Best for ages 2-7 with parent/caregiver. Presented by WonderSpark Puppets
South Beach LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, February 24
@ 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
Mon, February 26
@ 4 p.m.
Animal Adventures
Join us for an exciting year-long journey into the exploration of a variety of animals including predatory mammals, insects, and amphibians. Watch as they grow and transform into beautiful creatures right before your very eyes. Discover what lies inside the stomachs of some creatures. Animal Adventures will take place on the last Monday of each month. Sign up is required and space is limited. Sign up today! For ages 11 and up!
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, February 27
@ 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. For ages…
Riverdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, February 27
@ 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, February 28
@ 11 a.m.
Programs on Demand
Belmont Library 2nd Annual Job Fair: Wednesday,February 28th, 2018
Save your date! Belmont Library is hosting its 2nd annual job fair on February 28th, at 11 am. What to expect? well, you will meet at least 10-15 employers that are looking qualified candidates, find jobs and training courses. Please stay tuned for our next update, which will reveal the list of expected employers. Expected Employers: AHRCHome Care Dept. Amalgamated Bank All Metro Health Care Animal Care Center of NYC Full Body Tone GVC II Hop…
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterAdults
Thu, March 1
@ 4 p.m.
The Amazing World of Animals
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 ages 4 and older. Presented by New Canaan Nature Center
Webster LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, March 3
@ 11 a.m.
Canceled
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, March 3
@ 2 p.m.
Family Films
Join us in the Soundview Library for our Family Films! Feel free to bring a snack to munch on! March 3, 2018 The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature 91 min Animal pals attempt to destroy a gaudy amusement park that's replaced their beloved home. March 10, 2018 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (PG) 115 min A lonely boy befriends a homesick alien stranded on Earth and attempts to help him find a way home. Meanwhile, a group of government scientists attempt to capture the benevol…
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, March 7
@ 10:30 a.m.
Fox Fables
What makes you - YOU? When the fox and his precious tail are separated, he decides to try out being other animals in order to discover a new identity. A literary mashup of Aesop's Fables! Best for ages 2-7 with parent/caregiver. Presented by WonderSpark Puppets
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, March 7
@ 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. Presented by North Shore Animal League
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, March 7
@ 3:30 p.m.
Arts and Crafternoon
Relax afterschool with art! We will be doing fun and creative artistic projects. March 7: Pipe Cleaner Animals March 14: Shamrock Painting March 21: Tissue Paper Art March 28: Chalk Drawing Materials Will be Provided.
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 8
@ 3 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. Best for ages 4 and older. Presented by New Canaan Nature Center
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, March 10
@ 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, March 10
@ 2 p.m.
Family Films
Join us in the Soundview Library for our Family Films! Feel free to bring a snack to munch on! March 3, 2018 The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature 91 min Animal pals attempt to destroy a gaudy amusement park that's replaced their beloved home. March 10, 2018 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (PG) 115 min A lonely boy befriends a homesick alien stranded on Earth and attempts to help him find a way home. Meanwhile, a group of government scientists attempt to capture the benevol…
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, March 12
@ 4 p.m.
"INTO THE WILD" STORIES & CRAFTS
Come to the library and learn about animals. Enjoy animal stories and a fun craft! For ages 3 & up with caregiver.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, March 12
@ 4 p.m.
South African Storytelling and Maskmaking
Watch a performance of a South African folktale, and then join us in making masks of the South African animals presented in the tale! Best for ages 4 years old and older. Limit to 20 participants only. Presented by Urban Stages
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, March 14
@ 11 a.m.
Wally and the Water Cycle
Come on an extraordinary, hands-on journey through the water cycle with Wally And The Water Cycle. This storytelling-concert celebrates the processes of evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and transpiration. An original musical about a drop of water, Wally, who learns to overcome his fear of going through the changing states of the water cycle in a very humorous way. Students will laugh and learn about the different phases of the water cycle through original storytelling, songs, comedy, in…
City Island LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, March 14
@ 3 p.m.
ReelAbilities Film Festival: Mind Over Matter (preceded by: Best Friend)
Best Friend BEST FRIEND DIRECTED BY CORY REEDER 7 MIN | ENGLISH | USA | 2017 | NARRATIVE | ANIMALS, EDUCATIONAL, FAMILY, FRIENDSHIP, KIDS/FAMILY SHORT | CAPTIONING NY PREMIERE After moving across the country, a little girl finds more than a best friend when her parents let her adopt a dog. Mind Over Matter MIND OVER MATTER DIRECTED BY SÉBASTIEN PAQUET 87 MIN | ENGLISH | USA | 2017 | DOC | ART, BUSINESS, MUSIC, PERFORMANCE ARTS FEATURE | CAPTIONING |…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities
Wed, March 14
@ 3:30 p.m.
Arts and Crafternoon
Relax afterschool with art! We will be doing fun and creative artistic projects. March 7: Pipe Cleaner Animals March 14: Shamrock Painting March 21: Tissue Paper Art March 28: Chalk Drawing Materials Will be Provided.
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, March 17
@ 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, March 17
@ 2 p.m.
Family Films
Join us in the Soundview Library for our Family Films! Feel free to bring a snack to munch on! March 3, 2018 The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature 91 min Animal pals attempt to destroy a gaudy amusement park that's replaced their beloved home. March 10, 2018 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (PG) 115 min A lonely boy befriends a homesick alien stranded on Earth and attempts to help him find a way home. Meanwhile, a group of government scientists attempt to capture the benevol…
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, March 21
@ 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. Presented by North Shore Animal League
New Dorp LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, March 21
@ 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. Presented by North Shore Animal League
New Dorp LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, March 21
@ 3:30 p.m.
Arts and Crafternoon
Relax afterschool with art! We will be doing fun and creative artistic projects. March 7: Pipe Cleaner Animals March 14: Shamrock Painting March 21: Tissue Paper Art March 28: Chalk Drawing Materials Will be Provided.
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, March 21
@ 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 liveanimals, plants, and natural artifacts from all corners of the Earth! Best for ages 7 a…
Sedgwick LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, March 21
@ 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. Presented by Andrew Simmons
South Beach LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, March 24
@ 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, March 24
@ 2 p.m.
Family Films
Join us in the Soundview Library for our Family Films! Feel free to bring a snack to munch on! March 3, 2018 The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature 91 min Animal pals attempt to destroy a gaudy amusement park that's replaced their beloved home. March 10, 2018 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (PG) 115 min A lonely boy befriends a homesick alien stranded on Earth and attempts to help him find a way home. Meanwhile, a group of government scientists attempt to capture the benevol…
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, March 26
@ 4 p.m.
Animal Adventures
Join us for an exciting year-long journey into the exploration of a variety of animals including predatory mammals, insects, and amphibians. Watch as they grow and transform into beautiful creatures right before your very eyes. Discover what lies inside the stomachs of some creatures. Animal Adventures will take place on the last Monday of each month. Sign up is required and space is limited. Sign up today! For ages 11 and up!
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Wed, March 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Arts and Crafternoon
Relax afterschool with art! We will be doing fun and creative artistic projects. March 7: Pipe Cleaner Animals March 14: Shamrock Painting March 21: Tissue Paper Art March 28: Chalk Drawing Materials Will be Provided.
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, March 31
@ 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, March 31
@ 2 p.m.
Family Films
Join us in the Soundview Library for our Family Films! Feel free to bring a snack to munch on! March 3, 2018 The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature 91 min Animal pals attempt to destroy a gaudy amusement park that's replaced their beloved home. March 10, 2018 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (PG) 115 min A lonely boy befriends a homesick alien stranded on Earth and attempts to help him find a way home. Meanwhile, a group of government scientists attempt to capture the benevol…
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, April 3
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Isabella Rossellini with Menno Schilthuizen: Chickens & Eggs
Actor Isabella Rossellini raises chickens; evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen studies them. In My Chickens Rossellini unexpectedly breeds 38 yellow chicks of diverse heritage breeds and capitalizes on the opportunity to study their traits, behavior, and history. In Darwin Comes to Town, Schilthuizen posits that the strange and rapid adaptations made by animals in urban environments suggest that evolution is perhaps not the slow grinding process biologists have long believed in. From husba…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Mon, April 9
@ 4 p.m.
"INTO THE WILD" STORIES & CRAFTS
Come to the library and learn about animals. Enjoy animal stories and a fun craft! For ages 3 & up with caregiver.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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