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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, February 28
@ 11:30 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies: French
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…
67th Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, February 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Children's Film Screening: Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2
Flint Lockwood is back but this time he's back to stop his most infamous invention from drowning the world in food! But when he returns to the island and discovers that animals and food have somehow become one, can Flint and his friends save the world and the foodanimals from destruction? Join us every Tuesday for Children's films!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, March 1
@ 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 - first 5 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 LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 2
@ 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…
Kingsbridge Library
St. Peter's Church 53 St. Mark's Place, ST, NY 10301
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 2
@ 2 p.m.
Early Literacy
Read Across America!
In honor of Read Across America Day, the creators of the first ever original children's book created for Mozambique will do a reading of Mr. Rabbit and the Well, followed by a cultural discussion and craft. Mr. Rabbit and the Well tells the story of a community of animals who, when faced with a drought, decide to create a well. When everyone but Mr. Rabbit agrees to do their part to contribute to the well, Lion bans him from using it. Mr. Rabbit, clever as he is, seeks out cunning ways to ge…
53rd Street LibraryBook Lovers,
Children,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers
Thu, March 2
@ 4 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. Presente…
Dongan Hills LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, March 2
@ 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. For ages 13 to 18 years old.
Richmondtown LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, March 6
@ 4 p.m.
Nature Detectives Series
Each week participants will delve deep into discovering various mysteries of nature. A Naturalist from the New Canaan Nature Center will use interactive, hands-on experiments plus a combination of live animals, plant and animal artifacts, specimens and samples to help students uncover clues from the wild and become true Nature Detectives. Programs are tailored for children age 6 and older. Presented by New Canaan Nature Center
Countee Cullen LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, March 6
@ 4:30 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.
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, March 8
@ 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 - first 5 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 LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, March 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 to 18 years old.
Morrisania LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, March 9
@ 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…
Kingsbridge Library
St. Peter's Church 53 St. Mark's Place, ST, NY 10301
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 9
@ 4 p.m.
Jaws, Paws and Claws - Animal Wisdom Tales
A rollicking collection of wise, witty and timeless tales celebrating cultures around the world who created marvelous folktales about the animals that were their neighbors. Tales include: "Why Crocodile Does Not Eat Hen", "How the Parrot Got Beautiful Colors on Her Wings", and "How the Turtle Got Cracks" and more! Best for children ages 5 to 12 years old. Presented by LuAnn Adams
Woodlawn Heights LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 9
@ 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…
Francis Martin LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, March 11
@ 2 p.m.
ORIGAMI for Kids
Hey kids! Learn the ancient art of origami! Join us in the children’s room and learn how to make basic shapes and animals.
125th Street Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, March 14
@ 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
Temple Israel Reform Congregation 315 Forest Ave, SI, NY 10301
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, March 14
@ 3:30 p.m.
Butterfly Boogie
Think 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. For ages 5 and older. Presented by the Central Park Zoo Wildlife Theatre.
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, March 14
@ 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, March 14
@ 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 to 18 years old.
West New Brighton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, March 15
@ 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 - first 5 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 LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 16
@ 1:30 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.
Chatham Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, March 16
@ 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. Recommended for ages 4 and older.
Hunts Point LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 16
@ 4 p.m.
Anansi the Spider and the Marrying Mosquito - Bugs Tales from Around the World
Delightful bugs, insects and arachnids with perplexing problems, tricks to play and plenty of unsuspecting bigger animals to outwit! A rollicking program of webs of deception with many layers of eggs and legs Other tales are:"Why Mosquitoes Bite", "How the Snake Lost His Legs- An Anansi Tale", and "The Tricky Caterpillar". Best for children ages 5 to 12 years old. Presented by LuAnn Adams
Morningside HeightsChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, March 20
@ 4 p.m.
Nature Detectives Series
Each week participants will delve deep into discovering various mysteries of nature. A Naturalist from the New Canaan Nature Center will use interactive, hands-on experiments plus a combination of live animals, plant and animal artifacts, specimens and samples to help students uncover clues from the wild and become true Nature Detectives. Programs are tailored for children age 6 and older. Presented by New Canaan Nature Center
Countee Cullen LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, March 21
@ 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
Temple Israel Reform Congregation 315 Forest Ave, SI, NY 10301
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, March 22
@ 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 - first 5 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 LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 23
@ 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…
Francis Martin LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 23
@ 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 to 18 years old.
Stapleton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, March 28
@ 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
Temple Israel Reform Congregation 315 Forest Ave, SI, NY 10301
Children,
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
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)
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
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