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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 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, January 21
@ 1 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Open LEGO Play
Join us for open LEGO play in the community room! 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, January 21
@ 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 Library, Second FloorChildren
Mon, January 23
@ 11:15 a.m.
Block Builders
Use your imagination and build with us in the library!
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Mon, January 23
@ 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 4-11 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, January 23
@ 4 p.m.
Dungeons and Dragons
Before Play station and Xbox there was Dungeon & Dragons! Explore the fantasy world of Dragons, Elves, Dwarves, Orcs. learn to use your imagination using teamwork, social interaction, reading, math, and fun. Inspired by books like Forgotten Realms, Lord of the Rings, Sword of Shanara, Conan the Barbarian, and Rangers Apprentice to name a few. The true role playing experience with no game controller, or TV needed.
Throg's Neck LibraryYoung Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, January 23
@ 4 p.m.
Dungeons and Dragons
Before Play station and Xbox there was Dungeon & Dragons! Explore the fantasy world of Dragons, Elves, Dwarves, Orcs. learn to use your imagination using teamwork, social interaction, reading, math, and fun. Inspired by books like Forgotten realms, Lord of the Rings, Sword of shanara, Conan the barbarian, and Rangers apprentice to name a few. The true role playing experience with no game controller, or tv needed. Presented by David Alicea. Best for ages 13 - 18 years old.
Throg's Neck LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, January 23
@ 4 p.m.
LEGO Free Play
Build structures! Construct skyscapers! Use your imagination! Meet other young architects like you!
125th Street Library, Children's RoomChildren
Tue, January 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Builders
Use your imagination and create anything you want using legos. You will be surprised with how creative you can be.
West Farms LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, January 24
@ 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, January 24
@ 4 p.m.
Lego Club
Build creativity and STEM skills with Legos! Children are invited to join us for open-ended Lego play time. Take on a thematic building challenge or use your imagination to engineer your own unique creation. Lego Club is recommended for children ages 6-12. 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 24
@ 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
Wed, January 25
@ 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
Thu, January 26
@ 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 26
@ 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 26
@ 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, January 26
@ 4 p.m.
Lego at the Library
Kids and Teens are invited to design, create and build unique creations during the Lego Free Build. All Lego blocks are provided, just bring your imagination!
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Thu, January 26
@ 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 26
@ 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, January 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
LEGO Club
Join our LEGO Club and work with other legoers to build a masterpiece. The Library will provide the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination. *All materials must stay at the Library. Children ages 4-11 and families welcome.
Sedgwick Library, Children's RoomPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, January 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Legos
Become a master builder, use your imagination and play Legos with your friends!
West New Brighton Library, Main FloorChildren
Fri, January 27
@ 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, January 27
@ 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, January 28
@ 1 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Open LEGO Play
Join us for open LEGO play in the community room! 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, January 28
@ 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 Library, Second FloorChildren
Sat, January 28
@ 1:30 p.m.
Open Craft Hour
Calling all creative crafters! Let your imagination run wild with our big box of craft supples. Make something cool and crafty to take home. For ages 6-16.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren
Sat, January 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Plato's Cave | Bryan LeBoeuf, Simon Van Booy | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE—The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Join novelist, Simon Van Booy, as he interviews painter, Bryan LeBoeuf about his life, works, process, and vision for painting as pertaining to the current exhibition Plato's Cave created specifically for Art Wall on Third exhibition series at Mid-Manhattan Library. Bryan LeBoeuf, Liquidation, 2016-2017, oil on linen, 58 x 96 inches Raised on the Gulf Coast in rural Louisiana, Bryan LeBoeuf (b. 1975) moved to New York City in 1998 to contin…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Mon, January 30
@ 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 4-11 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, January 30
@ 4 p.m.
LEGO Free Play
Build structures! Construct skyscapers! Use your imagination! Meet other young architects like you!
125th Street Library, Children's RoomChildren
Mon, January 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Emmett Till: True Stories of An American Tragedy
In August 1955, a fourteen-year-old black boy visiting Mississippi from Chicago named Emmett Till was abducted from his family’s home in the middle of the night by white men who believed that Till had harassed one of their wives; he was beaten, murdered, and dumped in a river with a cotton-gin fan tied to his neck by barbed wire. The atrocity, which persisted during the trial of his killers and their acquittal by an all-white jury, rattled a nation and helped fuel the modern civil rights movemen…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Tue, January 31
@ 3 p.m.
Imagination Station
Come and let your imagination soar at the library with our drop in crafts. For children of all ages.
Richmondtown LibraryToddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, January 31
@ 3 p.m.
Teen LEGO Club
Step right up to this interactive event, where you'll lean how to build fun creations out of LEGO® bricks! Your imagination is the limit.
Riverside LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, January 31
@ 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, January 31
@ 4 p.m.
Lego Club
Build creativity and STEM skills with Legos! Children are invited to join us for open-ended Lego play time. Take on a thematic building challenge or use your imagination to engineer your own unique creation. Lego Club is recommended for children ages 6-12. 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 31
@ 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, January 31
@ 4 p.m.
Lego Free Play
Lego's, Lego's and more Lego's. Join us for a free a free play and put your imagination to work!
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, January 31
@ 4 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, January 31
@ 4:30 p.m.
LEGOS
Explore your imagination & creative abilities through painting, drawing, etc.
Melrose LibraryChildren
Sat, February 4
@ 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!
Children
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