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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, January 24
@ 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
Wed, January 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Creativity Corner
In the library we get together to invent, create, discover and learn! Join us for an amusing time to produce, create, and invent whatever your imagination dreams about!
Tremont LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, January 24
@ 4 p.m.
LEGO CLUB
LEGO CLUB GET CREATIVE AND BUILD!!!! The library will supply legos, while you provide the imagination All materials must stay at the libray ---- so bring a camera to document your creations!! first come--- first served recommended for age 8-14
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren
Wed, January 24
@ 4 p.m.
LEGO Lab
Get creative with LEGO and use your imagination to build your own unique creation! This is a space-limited program. Registration required; limited to 6 children. Open to children ages 6 - 12.
Kingsbridge LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, January 25
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
"Mommy & Me" Breakfast
Parents and caregivers! Bring your little ones and join us in the community room. You'll learn songs, rhymes and activities you can do with your infants and toddlers to stimulate their imagination and develop early literacy skills. A light breakfast will be served.
Melrose LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Thu, January 25
@ 2 p.m.
Thursday Afternoon Film Matinee
THE GLASS CASTLE Synopsis: A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Director: Destin Daniel Cretton Starring: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Sarah Snook, Max Greenfield Rated PG-13 | 127 min | Lions Gate Films, Inc. | 2017 *Films are subject to last minute change or cancellation. Open captioning…
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, January 25
@ 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, January 25
@ 3 p.m.
Lego League
Bring your imagination and join us for fun with LEGOS! Blocks of various sizes will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 5 -11.
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, January 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Crazy for Coloring!
Do you love to color? Of course you do! We provide the coloring pages and crayons and you provide the imagination!
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, January 25
@ 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, January 25
@ 4 p.m.
Creation Station
It is time to create something awesome. Use your imagination in this fun, artistic, free play activity.
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, January 25
@ 4 p.m.
Can You Build It?
Is your child an engineering expert or architectural ace? Then 53rd Streets latest STEAM program is for you! Whether your child is a master or beginner builder, our weekly Can You Build It? challenges will stretch their imagination, creativity, and scientific thinking to new heights. This program is designed for children 5-12 years of age, accompanied by a caregiver(s). Space is limited to the first 15 participants, so be sure to show up a little early to secure your spot.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, January 25
@ 4:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Crafternoons
Let your imagination run wild and join us for crafts and fun!
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, January 26
@ 1 p.m.
Scene it on Friday's
Mildred Pierce January 5, 2018 Joan Crawford gives an Academy Award winning performance in the title role of this melodramatic film npir. After Mildred's second husband is murdered, flashbacks reveal the events leading up to his death. A doting mother, Mildred rises from waitress to restaurant -chain owener, nut her spoiled daughter's selfishness results in heartbreak. Soul…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
Fri, January 26
@ 3:15 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
Fri, January 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Hour
Use your imagination and skills to become the ultimate lego builder. For ages 5-12.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren
Fri, January 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
LEGOMANIA!
Build with Legos ...a house...a castle...a mode of transportation....a playground...and use your imagination!
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, January 27
@ 1 p.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Parents and caregivers! Come join on the kids room rug for our new baby storytime. We'll read a book or two but focus on singing, movement, and other activities to stimulate your little one's imagination and promote early literacy!
Melrose LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Sat, January 27
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: Victoria and Abdul (2017)
This movie is based on the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household an…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Sat, January 27
@ 2 p.m.
REEL TO READ Film Screening | Bicycle Thieves (1948)
REEL TO READ Saturdays from 2-4 PM The page meets the screen at REEL TO READ, a curated series of independent and classic cinema. These free screenings, hand-picked by librarians, local authors, and film experts, include a Recommended Reads list based on the movie. Bicycle Thieves (1948) Runtime: 90 mins Director: Vittorio de Sica Language: Italian (English subtitles) Rating: NR Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, the Academy Award-winning BICYCLE THIEVES, di…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
Book Lovers
Sat, January 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Lego & Things!
Unstructured free play time with Lego Bricks and more! Use your imagination to build whatever you wish. Kids under 5 must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
Children,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, January 29
@ 4 p.m.
Lego Free Play
Build with your imagination and legos!
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, January 30
@ 11 a.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, January 30
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Early Literacy Workshop
Come learn how play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. Limited to 10. Register at desk. Refereshments served. Parents/Caregivers with children
Woodlawn Heights LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Tue, January 30
@ 3 p.m.
Crafternoons!
What are we going to make today? Every week features a new exciting craft project, so fire up your imagination and join us for Crafternoons at Washington Heights! Projects will be perfect for ages 6 and up. Children 5 and under should have a helper!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, January 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Club
Use your imagination to create anything you want with LEGO bricks! Ages 4 and Older.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, January 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Read Aloud and Craft
Children all ages are welcome to sit with us and listen to amazing stories read aloud. At the end of the read aloud stay for a simple craft or activity to enhance their imagination.
South Beach LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Tue, January 30
@ 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 RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, January 30
@ 4 p.m.
Young Adult Art Lab
Get your creative juices flowing! Join us for our first Teen Art Lab. Art supplies will be provided – just bring your imagination. Amateurs and experienced artists are welcome!
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, January 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego open play
Drop in for some open lego play time and see where your imagination can take you! (Recommended for children ages 3 and up. )
Castle Hill LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, February 1
@ 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, February 1
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Designing a Dream City
If you could create your own city what would it have? Would there be a playground? How would you get from place to place? Where would you live? Let your imagination run wild and create your very own city in this four-session workshop series using LEGO® bricks! Week 1: Where We Live- participants will plan and build a place to live using LEGO® bricks and pieces. Week 2: Where We Play - participants will work in groups to plan, design, and build their version of a playground with legos. We…
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, February 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Designing a Dream City
If you could create your own city what would it have? Would there be a playground? How would you get from place to place? Where would you live? Let your imagination run wild and create your very own city in this four-session workshop series using LEGO® bricks! Week 1: Where We Live- participants will plan and build a place to live using LEGO® bricks and pieces. Week 2: Where We Play - participants will work in groups to plan, design, and build their version of a playground with legos. We…
West Farms LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, February 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Crazy for Coloring!
Do you love to color? Of course you do! We provide the coloring pages and crayons and you provide the imagination!
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, February 1
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Designing a Dream City
If you could create your own city what would it have? Would there be a playground? How would you get from place to place? Where would you live? Let your imagination run wild and create your very own city in this four-session workshop series using LEGO® bricks! Week 1: Where We Live- participants will plan and build a place to live using LEGO® bricks and pieces. Week 2: Where We Play - participants will work in groups to plan, design, and build their version of a playground with legos. We…
Tompkins Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, February 1
@ 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, February 1
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Bernstein on Film: West Side Story
Russ Tamblyn and other West Side Story dancers on New York streets Directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise. 151 minues, 1961. For once, Hollywood seemed determined to right by a landmark stage musical. Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's score for West Side Story was preserved almost intact for the film version, and to reinterpret his staging and choreography for the big screen, Jerome Robbins was hired as director, though he was let go midway through production. The movie, which st…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Fri, February 2
@ 3:30 p.m.
LEGOMANIA!
Build with Legos ...a house...a castle...a mode of transportation....a playground...and use your imagination!
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, February 3
@ 2:30 p.m.
A Musical Tribute to the Music of Motown
Jazz/Pop Vocalist Cody Childs and the Ladies of Soul perform a tribute to the music of Motown. This tribute includes historical notes on the origins of the Motown Company and biographical notes on many its legendary artists as well as a performance of such Motown classics as “My Girl”, “ Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”, “My Guy”, “Just My Imagination”, “Quicksand”, ”Where Did Our Love Go?”, “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch”, ”You Are The Sunshine of My Life”, “For Once In My Life” and many more.…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Mon, February 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
IMAGINATION STATION
Come to the library and make a fun craft using your imagination.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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