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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, June 24
@ 12 noon
Barnyard
When the farmer's away, all the animals play...and sing, and dance. Eventually, though, someonehas to step in and run things, a responsibility that ends up going to Otis, a carefree cow.
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, June 24
@ 12 noon
Immigrant Heritage Month: Origami 101
Origami 101 with Taro’s Origami Join us as we introduce the Japanese art of origami to the world! As each fold and crease transforms a single sheet of ordinary paper into a recognizable model, origami inspires and challenges us to tackle everyday items from flowers and animals and brings us to mythical worlds filled with wizards and dragons. Origami is not simply a hobby – it’s practical as well. As participants practice origami, they will develop care, precision, and other skills that can easi…
Port Richmond LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Immigrants,
Adults
Sat, June 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! June 3, 2017 Snow White (G) 83 min Disney's classic about a princess and her friends. Voices...Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille LaVerne, Scotty Mattraw. June 10, 2017 Sing (PG) 108 min A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harrie…
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, June 26
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Party with Bubbles
A Summer Reading Program! 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.
Richmondtown LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, June 26
@ 3:30 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.
Mott Haven LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, June 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Butterfly Boogie
A Summer Reading Program! These bugs are gross? Think again! We'll take you and your students on a 3,000-mile adventure and show you why they're actually the coolest creatures around. The musical, interactive performance introduces students to metamorphosis and the interdependence of plants and animals. Best for children ages 4 and older. Presented by Central Park Zoo
67th Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, June 26
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Party with Bubbles
A Summer Reading Program! 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.
West New Brighton LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, June 27
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
DIY Herb Garden
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.
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, June 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, June 28
@ 11 a.m.
Summer Reading
Party with Bubbles with Elaine Gil
A Summer Reading Program! Elaine Gil's show includes face painting, balloon animals, parachute games, bubbles, singing, dancing and a lot of audience participation. Best for children of all ages. No pre-registration required. This program takes place before the library opens. Doors will open @ 10:45am.
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Pedro Animal Falls in Love
A Summer Reading Program This comical folktale from the Dominican Republic tells the story of a simple, fun-loving young man who is crazy in love with a neighborhood girl. Our humorous, interactive puppet play integrates audiences into the story in order to help Pedro win the hand of his true love. Best for pre-k to 4th grade. Performed in Spanish or bilingual. Presented by Teatro SEA.
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 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, June 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
DIY Herb Garden
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.
Columbus LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, June 28
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Squishy Circuits
A Summer Reading Program Use conductive and non-conductive play dough and learn how to build a simple electronic circuit. Sculpt an animal and make its eyes light up using LEDs. A fun way to learn about electricity. Presented by Staten Island MakerSpace. For ages 13-18 years old.
Great Kills LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, June 29
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Balloon Sculpture Giveaway
Summer Reading Program! Balloon animal giveaway program. This is an open-ended, balloon sculpture giveaway program. For a structured show and workshop, please choose the program below. For children of all ages. Presented by Annette Lipson.
Port Richmond LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 2:30 p.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 disc…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 4 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.
Richmondtown LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 5
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Animals Authors and Art
A Summer Reading Program 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…
Inwood LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, July 5
@ 3 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.
Baychester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Animal Exploration
Calling all young animal lovers! Uncover the secrets of the animal kingdom by having up-close encounters with some amazing LIVE animals such as rabbits, lizards, turtles, parrots, frogs and bugs! Each week we will also explore the wonders of nature by using scientific tools to investigate skulls, feathers, eggs and x-rays. Unique hands-on experiences will help to formulate questions and sharpen science classifications skills in all junior naturalists. Best for children ages 5-10 years old. Li…
Columbus LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, July 7
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
DIY Herb Garden
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.
Mosholu LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, July 8
@ 11 a.m.
Summer Reading
Animal Odyssey Series
A Summer Reading Program 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 abo…
George Bruce LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, July 8
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
DIY Herb Garden
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.
Riverside LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, July 10
@ 2 p.m.
Film - SING (2016)
SING (2016) 108 min., color, directed by CHRISTOPHE LOURDELET, and GARTH JENNINGS. Starring the voices of MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY, REESE WITHERSPOON, SETH MacFARLANE, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, Garth Jennings, Peter Serefinowicz. A koala stages a grand singing competition for the world's animals in order to save his elegant theater and bring it back to its former glory. ADMISSION FREE
96th Street LibraryChildren
Mon, July 10
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Super Scientists
A Summer Reading Program This program series will explore some of the most interesting science topics for young scientists. Through hands-on exploration and experimentation, plus a little help from an occasional live animal ambassador, students will learn to hypothesize and answer questions using the scientific method. Following instructions and listening carefully will be of utmost importance when each budding Bill Nye or Marie Curie is taking part in weekly science experiments and lab investi…
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, July 10
@ 3 p.m.
Movie Monday presents "Sing" (PG)
A koala impresario stages a grand singing competition for the world's animals in order to save his elegant theater and bring it back to its former glory.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Mon, July 10
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Build-A-Puppet Workshop for Teens
A Summer Reading Program 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. Presented by Nicola McEldowney. For ages 13-18 years old.
City Island LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 11
@ 1 p.m.
Reading Time: A Case in Any Case
Read together a story! Work on your reading skills this summer with A Case in Any Case, a story of two animal detectives that have to solve mystery. Best for ages 7 and up
Mosholu LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 11
@ 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! Best for children ages 4 and older.
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 11
@ 5 p.m.
Ongoing
Movie Tuesdays: Forks Over Knives
Join us at Parkchester Library to watch 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, July 12
@ 2:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Build a Better World for Animals
Don’t Say Yuck or Ewww! Just say “Thank You!” In this unique program, we will solve riddles to discover the most awesome creatures that are helping our planet! Then meet several LIVE animals to learn why they are considered some of nature’s superstars! Find out simple ways to be kind to all types of animals and design a cloth bag to show the world how much you care about our planet! Best for children ages 5-10 years old. Limited to 20-25 participants, Registration starts Saturday, 7/8.…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, July 12
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Animals Authors and Art
A Summer Reading Program 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…
Inwood LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, July 12
@ 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 Library
Saint Episcopal Church 2329 Victory Blvd, SI, NY
Children,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, July 13
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Craft for Humanity/Craft for a Cause
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.
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 14
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Creature Character Costume
A Summer Reading Program 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. Presented by Community World Project. For ages 13-18 years old.
96th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, July 15
@ 11 a.m.
Summer Reading
Animal Odyssey Series
A Summer Reading Program 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 abo…
George Bruce LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, July 15
@ 12 noon
Animal Adoption Van
Saturday July 15th from 12 noon to 4:00 P.M.
City Island LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, July 17
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Super Scientists
A Summer Reading Program This program series will explore some of the most interesting science topics for young scientists. Through hands-on exploration and experimentation, plus a little help from an occasional live animal ambassador, students will learn to hypothesize and answer questions using the scientific method. Following instructions and listening carefully will be of utmost importance when each budding Bill Nye or Marie Curie is taking part in weekly science experiments and lab investi…
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, July 17
@ 6:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Teddy Bear Sleepover
Bring your teddy or other favorite stuffed animal to the library for stories and crafts! Leave your stuffed friend here overnight and pick them up the next day @ 12 noon to see what happens at night when the library lights go out! For ages 3 & up. Pre-regisration begins one week in advance in person or by phone.
Tottenville LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 18
@ 1 p.m.
Reading Time: A Case in Any Case
Read together a story! Work on your reading skills this summer with A Case in Any Case, a story of two animal detectives that have to solve mystery. Best for ages 7 and up
Mosholu LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
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