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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Earth Day: Party with the Animals!
Let's celebrate 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 learn how some small animals play a huge role in nature! Everyone can create a festive "Pretty Planet" collage using recycled materials and leave knowing that they have become one of Earth’s Little Helpers! Best for ages 4-9. Maximum 25 children with adults. Adults must stay with children under 7…
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, April 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, April 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. Best for…
Muhlenberg LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, May 2
@ 12 noon
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. Best for ages 9 and older. Presented by New Canaan Nature Center
Aguilar LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, May 3
@ 3 p.m.
Garden Craft
How does your garden grow and just who exactly eats the food that is grown there? The librarian will discuss fruits and vegetables and some of the typical animals found munching around. Children will then make bunny masks and talk about their favorite rabbity treats!
Tremont LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Mon, May 7
@ 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
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, May 7
@ 4 p.m.
" INTO THE WILD" STORIES & CRAFT
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
Wed, May 9
@ 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
Tottenville LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, May 11
@ 3:30 p.m.
Create 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
Hudson Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, May 14
@ 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
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, May 23
@ 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
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, June 4
@ 4 p.m.
"INTO THE WILD" STORIES & CRAFT
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
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
Wed, July 18
@ 2 p.m.
"INTO THE WILD " STORIES & CRAFT
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, September 10
@ 4 p.m.
INTO THE WILD STORIES & CRAFT
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