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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sun, October 13
@ 3 p.m.
Family Read Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Tue, October 15
@ 3:30 p.m.
Citizen Cartography @NYPL: Building a Virtual Atlas of New York
Help NYPL build the geospatial library of the future! This workshop will get you oriented with the a set of tools the Library has developed (available at maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to add valuable geographic context to old maps. The workshop will focus on the core activity of the website: georectification, or "warping" maps. This means overlaying digital images of historic maps onto a contemporary digital map (similar to Google Maps), transforming them into ti…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, October 15
@ 4 p.m.
Preschool Storytime
Stories, songs and participation activities for children ages 3-5.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, October 16
@ 3:30 p.m.
Board Games
Board games of all types and all skill levels.
South Beach LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Wed, October 16
@ 4 p.m.
Showtime! Children's Films: Madeline's Halloween & Other Spooky Tales
Children's films from favorite picture book stories on DVD. For ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, October 17
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, October 17
@ 11:30 a.m.
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, October 18
@ 2:45 p.m.
Financial Information
Introduction to Life-Planning Documents
Life planning concerns affect everyone. Cancer patients and the elderly in particular should become informed about protecting their legal options with life-planning documents to ensure that their wishes on issues such as medical treatment, care of finances, distribution of property, and guardianship of minor children will be followed in the event of serious illness or death. Stacey Pramer discusses various life planning documents, including: Health Care Proxy, Power of Attorney, Living Will, a…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Sat, October 19
@ 11:30 a.m.
Family Read Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sun, October 20
@ 3 p.m.
Family Read Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Mon, October 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
Baby Laptime for New Walkers (12-18 months)
Babies from 12-18 months old (new walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, October 21
@ 11:30 a.m.
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, October 22
@ 10:30 a.m.
Research workshop for HS/International Baccalaureate program
The teachers of the 26 High School/International Baccalaureate students requested a research methods training to be added to the exhibition programs and orientation tour. LPA has received many requests from IB teachers via AskNYPL within the last month. The students had unusual research topics (Karagoz puppetry, Cantonese opera, Plautus, et al). They received the first school tour of the newly opened Al Hirschfeld exhibition. contact: Laura Pereira 973 543 2501 x4755 lpereira@wmrhsd.org Wes…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterSchool Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Children
Tue, October 22
@ 4 p.m.
Preschool Storytime
Stories, songs and participation activities for children ages 3-5.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, October 22
@ 6 p.m.
Citizen Cartography @NYPL: Tracing Old New York
Help NYPL build the geospatial library of the future! This workshop will get you oriented with the a set of tools the Library has developed (available at maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to digitize or "trace" important historical features from old maps. This means capturing boundaries, roads, and even building-level details including historical street addresses to create new public data sets of geographic information. The above image shows traced buildings on a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, October 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
Board Games
Board games of all types and all skill levels.
South Beach LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Wed, October 23
@ 4 p.m.
Showtime! Children's Films: Dear Dracula
Children's films from favorite picture book stories on DVD. For ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, October 23
@ 6 p.m.
Josh Sapan and Luc Sante - The Big Picture
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. The Big Picture, Red Jacket concrete bridge dedication, Blue Earth County, Minnesota, August 22, 1911.The early 20th century saw a mania for panoramic group photographs, some encompassing hundreds of people and spanning a full 360 degrees. Celebrated in a new book, The Big Picture: America in Panorama, the panoramic photo is an ostensibly faithful record that can blur the line between fact and fiction. Join editor Josh Sapan and critic Luc Sante as the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thu, October 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, October 24
@ 11:30 a.m.
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, October 25
@ 4:30 p.m.
Book Buddies! Book Discussion Group
A regular discussion of great children's books in a fun and informal setting. For kids between the ages of 7-9 that are reading on a 3rd-4th grade reading level.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Fri, October 25
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Lorrie Moore: "Watching Television"
Lorrie Moore in 7 words*: Making it up as she goes along.* Great people in 7 Words: http://goo.gl/bl6HcF Lorrie Moore presents the annual Robert B. Silvers lecture, entitled “Watching Television.”Moore examines some of the connections and disconnections from stage to page to theatre to screen to small screen -- with an emphasis on what seems to be happening currently with narrative on the small screen. Expect a free-wheeling and highly personal contemplation of storytelling and how it has lande…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Sat, October 26
@ 11:30 a.m.
Family Read Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sat, October 26
@ 2 p.m.
Encyclopedia Brown Day: Celebrating 50 Years
Come in and help us celebrate Encyclopedia Brown’s 50th anniversary with a scavenger hunt and other activities. For children ages 5 and up. Pre-registration begins 10/1. Please note: This program is for school age children. Strollers can be accommodated, but the scavenger hunt is easiest completed using the staircases throughout the building.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sun, October 27
@ 3 p.m.
Family Read Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Mon, October 28
@ 10:30 a.m.
Baby Laptime for New Walkers (12-18 months)
Babies from 12-18 months old (new walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, October 28
@ 11:30 a.m.
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, October 28
@ 6 p.m.
SONGBOOK @ LPA
A concert of new music by Broadway composers and lyricists, sung by Broadway vocalists. Featuring the music of Josh Freilich, presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul, and directed by John Znidarsic. This event will be wirelessly captioned, for the benefit of those with hearing loss or anyone who might like to read the lyrics and dialogue as they are spoken. Starting at 5:45 p.m., you will be able to access the wireless captions with your tablet or smartphone. Simply connect to the library'…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Children,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Tue, October 29
@ 4 p.m.
Preschool Storytime
Stories, songs and participation activities for children ages 3-5.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, October 30
@ 4 p.m.
Showtime! Children's Films - Cat in the Hat: Tricks and Treats
Children's films from favorite picture book stories on DVD. For ages 3-8. In this spooky adventure, the Cat, Nick, Sally, Fish and the Things meet the eeriest creatures ever seen. There'll be lots of tricks and of course lots of treats, to share with the animals friends that the kids will meet! There's a coconut crab, spider monkeys and bats, and plenty more fun with the Cat in the Hat.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, October 31
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Storytime: Happy Halloween!
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. If you celebrate Halloween, please feel free to have your child wear a costume to the program.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, October 31
@ 11:30 a.m.
Toddler Storytime: Happy Halloween!
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. If you celebrate Halloween, please feel free to have your child wear a costume to the program.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, October 31
@ 3 p.m.
Halloween Party
Halloween Party for Teens and Children
Columbus LibraryAdults,
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Fri, November 1
@ 12:30 p.m.
Music Under The Tree for Baby and Me with Dr. AndrewsHigh Bridge LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Sat, November 2
@ 11:30 a.m.
Family Read Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sat, November 2
@ 2 p.m.
Children's Literary Salons
The Children's Literary Salon: The Art of the Great Picture Book Read-Aloud
As anyone who works with children's books will tell you, writing a picture book is one thing. But writing a picture book that can entrance large groups of kids? That takes talent. Three author/illustrators highly skilled in the world of read-alouds will contribute to a panel discussion of the highs and lows of creating small masterpieces for the youngest of readers. Join Peter Brown, Steve Light, and Sergio Ruzzier for a scintillating talk.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers,
Early Childhood Educators,
K-12 Educators,
Teachers
Sun, November 3
@ 3 p.m.
Family Read Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Mon, November 4
@ 10 a.m.
Class Visit
Local schools visit Belmont Library. Library card registration, library tour, reading aloud, and checked out materials. 11/4: P.S. 205 11/6: P.S. 205 11/7: P.S. 205 11/13: P.S. 88 11/18: P.S. 205
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, November 5
@ 2 p.m.
Family Science
Explore the world of science and make a hands on project. For children ages 5 to 11. Space is limited. Preregistration begins on 10/29.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, November 5
@ 4 p.m.
Preschool Storytime
Stories, songs and participation activities for children ages 3-5.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
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