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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Brick Builders Club
Join us for free play using LEGO® bricks! See what your imagination can create!
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Clay Design Workshop
In this popular workshop, artists use the library’s vast collection to explore homes from around the world. Using images for inspiration, artists are challenged to create homes of the present and the future that meet 21st century needs and challenges. Will the homes reflect environmental concerns for water and energy? With imagination and lots of clay, the sky is the limit. Presented by P. Oliver. Recommended for ages 12 to 18 years old.
Westchester Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
By Design II– Build Me a House
In this popular workshop, artists use the library’s vast collection to explore homes from around the world. Using images for inspiration, artists are challenged to create homes of the present and the future that meet 21st century needs and challenges. Will the homes reflect environmental concerns for water and energy? With imagination and lots of clay, the sky is the limit. Presented by P. Oliver. Recommended for ages 12 to 18 years old.
Westchester Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Until | Nick Cave, Helga Davis, Bob Faust, Denise Markonish | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. In celebration of Until, an enormous, elaborate journey through the workings of the artistic mind, the acclaimed artist Nick Cave discusses his newest work, currently on view at MASS MoCA, with the Museum's curator Denise Markonish, Faust principal and creative d…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thu, April 27
@ 10 a.m.
Early Literacy
Drag Queen Story Time
Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous and unapologetically LGBTQ role models. A drag queen will read inclusive books as well as story time favorites and lead participants in a simple craft. This program is before the library opens. Please ring the bell if no one is there to open the door. Best for ages 3 and up.
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, April 27
@ 3 p.m.
Lego Club: How creative can you be?
Calling all builders! Calling all builders! Can you build a castle, a house or a spaceship? If you love being creative and building with legos, come on in and let your imagination run wild! For kids, 5-12 years and their parents.
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, April 27
@ 3 p.m.
Coloring Club
Calling all creative kids! Join our Coloring Club and make beautiful art with paper, colored pencils and your imagination.
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, April 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Crazy for Coloring!
Do you love to color? Of course you do! We provide the crayons and coloring pages or you can draw from your imagination!
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, April 27
@ 4 p.m.
Lego Lounge
Unstructured and open-ended free play time with Lego Bricks! Use your imagination to build whatever you wish!
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Thu, April 27
@ 4 p.m.
Lego Hour
Let's play with Lego!! Use your imagination and create your own stuff.
South Beach LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, April 27
@ 4:30 p.m.
Crafternoons
Let your imagination run wild and join us for crafts and fun!
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, April 28
@ 2 p.m.
Film: Moonlight
Academy Award winner and a timeless story of human connection and self-discovery. This film chronicles three defining chapters in the life of a young Black man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Directed by Barry Jenkins. Staring Mahershala. Color. 2016. 111 mins
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, April 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Free Play
Check out our new Pre K and toddler area. Build a tower with massive blocks, make sea creatures out of kinetic sand, or engineer a magnetic coaster! Unleash your imagination and we’ll unleash our incredible toy collection! For ages 0-6
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, April 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Free Play
Check out our new Pre K and toddler area. Build a tower with massive blocks, make sea creatures out of kinetic sand, or engineer a magnetic coaster! Unleash your imagination and we’ll unleash our incredible toy collection! For ages 0-6
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, April 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
LEGO® Club
Calling all builders! Can you build a castle, a house, or a spaceship? Bring your imagination and join us for fun with LEGOs® every Friday afternoon!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, April 29
@ 1 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Open LEGO Play
Join us for open LEGO play! From 1-3PM. We provide the bricks, you provide the imagination! Ages 4+.
67th Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, April 29
@ 1:30 p.m.
The Fashion StudioNYC
Design! Sew! Wear! Let your imagination be your inspiration to create and design! The Fashion StudioNYC will teach you how to use a sewing machine and other equipment. You will learn basic sketching and sewing, select your own fabrics and trims. For ages 8-16. Registration required!
Tompkins Square LibraryChildren
Sat, April 29
@ 2:30 p.m.
Art Talks
What Does Blue Sound Like? | Joseph Celli, Ellen Hackl Fagan, Hap Tivey | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Joseph Celli composer, radio producer and virtuoso on double reed; and Hap Tivey artist and an early pioneer in the California Light and Space movement; join Ellen Hackl Fagan to converse about Fagan’s site-specific Art in the Windows exhibition What Does Blue S…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Mon, May 1
@ 3 p.m.
Drag Queen Story Hour
Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous and unapologetically LGBTQ role models. A drag queen will read inclusive books as well as storytime favorites and leads participants in a simple craft!
Aguilar LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, May 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Hour
Let's play with Lego!! Use your imagination and create your own stuff.
South Beach LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, May 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Block Party: Every Monday
Use your imagination to create anything you want with LEGO bricks! Ages 4 and Older.
Ottendorfer Library
IS 18
Children,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, May 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
LEGO Club
Enjoying building with LEGOs? Rough day at school? Finished your homework? Want to chill out? Then, join us at LEGO club! Get ready to use your imagination as we use LEGO® bricks and pieces to build buildings, cars, robots, and more. Children ages 4-12 and families welcome. No registration required. This program will be held in the Children's Room.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Children
Mon, May 1
@ 4 p.m.
Perler Beads Fun For All Ages
Let your imagination run with wild and have fun with Perler Beads. Come joing us at the Seward Park Library on April 3 at 4PM. We will provide everything, just bring yourself. Limited to the first 15 people Here is a Youtube link to show you what they are: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1tv6dJmsb8
Seward Park LibraryAdults
Mon, May 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
Theater Talks: "Sweat" by Lynn Nottage
Sweat is the newly minted Pulitzer Prize-winning play from critically acclaimed writer Lynn Nottage. Set in the rust-belt town of Reading, Pennsylvania, the narrative explores the chasm created by job loss that leads to racial unease and a breakdown in community. Join us for an evening of theater talk with Nottage and cast members from Sweat, moderated by Michaela Angela Davis. Lynn Nottage is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter, whose plays have been produced widely in the Uni…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
PS 8
Adults
Tue, May 2
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Club
Get creative and build!! The library will provide the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination! All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to document any adventures!
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 2
@ 3:30 p.m.
Kids LEGO Club
Step right up to this interactive event, where you'll learn how to build fun creations out of LEGO® bricks! Your imagination is the limit.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 2
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Mania
Do you love legos? Then this workshop is for you. Let your imagination run wild as you build with legos. (Ages 5 to 12)
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 2
@ 4 p.m.
Craft Corner
Let your imagination run wild and join us for crafts and fun!
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Tue, May 2
@ 4 p.m.
Lego Club
Build creativity and STEM skills with Lego free play! Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us for Lego play time. Take on a thematic building challenge or use your imagination to engineer your own unique creation! Please note: This is a popular, space-limited program. Participation is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's Room
Riker's island
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 2
@ 6 p.m.
ADULT DRAWING CIRCLE
Discover how to construct a STILL LIFE drawing in charcoal and graphite. Learn about shape, form, line, light, shade and how to create dynamic impressions of objects. Sign up online, in person, or by phone. Drawing: African Mask by Zen Browne Supplies you will need: Newsprint paper for sketches Charcoal pencil 2B (medium) Jumbo compressed charcoal 6B Vine charcoals (medium) Kneaded eraser Newcomers will be provided with the supplies. Zen Brown…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Wed, May 3
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Lounge Center
Do you love being creative and let your imagination reach out to the sky? Come and Join other children in amazing Lego creations on our new exciting Lego table!
Tremont LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, May 4
@ 3 p.m.
Lego Club: How creative can you be?
Calling all builders! Calling all builders! Can you build a castle, a house or a spaceship? If you love being creative and building with legos, come on in and let your imagination run wild! For kids, 5-12 years and their parents.
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, May 4
@ 3:30 p.m.
Crazy for Coloring!
Do you love to color? Of course you do! We provide the crayons and coloring pages or you can draw from your imagination!
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, May 4
@ 4 p.m.
Lego Lounge
Unstructured and open-ended free play time with Lego Bricks! Use your imagination to build whatever you wish!
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, May 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Hour
Use your imagination and skills to become the ultimate lego builder. For ages 5-11.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren
Fri, May 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
LEGO® Club
Calling all builders! Can you build a castle, a house, or a spaceship? Bring your imagination and join us for fun with LEGOs® every Friday afternoon!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, May 6
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Drag Queen Story Hour!
Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous and unapologetically LGBTQ role models. A drag queen will read inclusive books as well as storytime favorites and lead participants in a simple craft! Best for children ages 3 and up. Space is limited. Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 2.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, May 8
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Block Party: Every Monday
Use your imagination to create anything you want with LEGO bricks! Ages 4 and Older.
Ottendorfer Library
IS 18
Children,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, May 8
@ 3:30 p.m.
LEGO Club
Enjoying building with LEGOs? Rough day at school? Finished your homework? Want to chill out? Then, join us at LEGO club! Get ready to use your imagination as we use LEGO® bricks and pieces to build buildings, cars, robots, and more. Children ages 4-12 and families welcome. No registration required. This program will be held in the Children's Room.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Children
Tue, May 9
@ 12 noon
Open-Ended Art
Let your imagination run wild! Join us for an hour of uninterrupted, creative fun. Pick and choose from our craft supplies to make a masterpiece to take home.
Webster Library, AuditoriumChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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