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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 10 a.m.
Meditative Coloring at Wakefield!
Meditative Coloring has been shown to be relaxing, and to reduce stress for Adults and Seniors. Coloring is NOT just for kids anymore. Come join us daily from 11am for a relaxing, stress reducing fun time. All materials are provided FREE of charge. Families Welcome! Meditative Coloring is Known for the Following: HEALTH BENEFITS I: Coloring will help YOU to forget YOUR stresses and troubles in YOUR life. HEALTH BENEFITS II: Col…
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Today
@ 10 a.m.
Early Literacy
Library Playdate
Come play at the library with toys and friends! Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers can join us for unstructured play and casual reading in a warm social environment.
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Great Kills Adult Coloring Group
Tired of seeing the world in black and white or dealing with the gray areas of life? Immerse yourself in the stress reducing and meditative world of coloring. As seen on Fox News, NBC News and USA Today, this new trend has many health benefits. Come color with us. You will be tickled pink. We will supply the coloring sheets and colored pencils. This group meets on Fridays at 10:30 am.
Great Kills LibraryAdults
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Babies from birth to 14 months old (prewalkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
Countee Cullen Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Open Playtime
Enjoy a warm and inviting space where parents/caregivers can play with their child, listen to music and socialize with others in the community. Recommended for Ages: 1-3 years.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Toddler Tales
Toddler's from walking age to 36 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, songs, and meet other toddlers in the neighborhood.
Bloomingdale Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Storytime: Baby Lap-sit
Babies from birth to 18 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy storytime with great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Classes: St. Agnes Library - October 2017
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos and discussing them with other adults from around the…
St. Agnes Library, The Pasculano Foundation Adult Learning CenterEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Coloring
Coloring is an activity we think of as being for kids. However, it can be beneficial for adults. Coloring helps us de-stress because when we focus on a particular activity, we focus on it and not on our worries. Coloring generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity. Coloring sheets and colored pencils will be provided. Adults only, please.
Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Pre-School Open Play
Join us in the Children's Room to Play, Read and Socialize! This is not a structured program, but an open program where Children and thier Caregivers can interact with each other, the library and others in community.
Francis Martin Library, Children's RoomChildren
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Movies For Tots
Kids can enjoy a short film or cartoon on dvd. Suitable for a younger audience. For children ages 0-5 with a parent/caregiver
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
The Frog Prince
In this enchanting, updated version of the classic fairy tale, Wanda the witch casts a spell on handsome Prince Robert, turning him into a frog. To break the spell, he must find a beautiful princess willing to kiss him. There are a few delightful surprises along the way. Following the performance, there is a demonstration of how the puppets were used during the show. It time allows, a question-and-answer session will also take place. All Puppets To Go productions are chocked full of music in tun…
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
STORYTIME: Read & Play
Children from birth to 3 years old and caregivers can take part in wonderful stories, discover amazing toys, and meet new friends in this fun, informal program. Limit of 15 children with their caregivers. First come / first serve basis.
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Back-to-School Open House
Get a new start at the Library this school year! This fall, we’re hosting back-to-school events in every branch! Learn about all the great educational resources available at your neighborhood library- from millions of books to program, computer access, online resources, and more- all for FREE. PLUS! Questions about your library card? Have books you need to return? We can help you! FEATURED PROGRAM Puppet Show
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Back-to-School Open House
Get a new start at the Library this school year! This fall, we’re hosting back-to-school events in every branch! Learn about all the great educational resources available at your neighborhood library- from millions of books to program, computer access, online resources, and more- all for FREE. PLUS! Questions about your library card? Have books you need to return? We can help you! FEATURED PROGRAM After Storytime and throughout the day.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 14-36 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other toddlers in the neighborhood.
Countee Cullen Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Social Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-4 years old.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Toddler Storytime
Babies from 0 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
Harlem LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby and Me Story Time
Babies from birth to 18 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Today
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Kids' Music That Rocks Storytime
Stories and songs to sing along with every Friday morning!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime & Craft Activity
Toddlers from 18 months to 4 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories and a craft activity.
Port Richmond LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Today
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Join us to enjoy new and classic stories, interactive songs, and rhymes. Toddlers from 18 months to three years old and their caregivers are welcome to attend and meet others from the neighborhood. This program is capped at 35 toddlers, plus their caregivers. You can park your stroller downstairs and pick up your storytime ticket inside the children's room.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Babies from birth to 18 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Today
@ 12 noon
Stay & Play
The fun doesn't stop after storytime - stay after and play! Following each Friday storytime, we open up our storyroom for free play so our storytime-goers have the chance to socialize with other kids from the community! Toys provided. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Take care to supervise children at all times.
Harlem LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Today
@ 12 noon
Early Literacy
Pre-school Playtime
Pre-Schoolers with their parents/caregivers can play with age-appropriate toys and socialize with other pre-schoolers in the neighborhood.
Morningside HeightsChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 12:30 p.m.
Money Matters
Wills and Advance Directives
Kyle S. Edmonds provides an introduction to life-planning documents, including wills, health care proxies, living wills and powers of attorney. Learn why these documents are important and how they can help you plan for the future. Attorney Kyle S. Edmonds has been practicing law for over fifteen years. For twelve-and-a-half years Kyle worked at a Civil Litigation law firm in the Wall Street area garnering extensive experience before moving on to start his own law firm in 2013. Kyle, a native of…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Adult Silver Coloring
Increase mindfulness by coloring cool intricate designs. Coloring can combat stress and stimulate brain areas related to motor skills, sensory perception, and creativity... and it's just plain fun! All materials are provided.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Muhlenberg Poetry Club
Yes, you can be a poet! You are invited to join the Muhlenberg Poets, a collegial group who read and work together. Please bring 12 copies of your poem. Meets the Third Friday of the Month, 2 PM–4 PM in the Third Floor Conference Room
Muhlenberg Library, Conference RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Today
@ 2 p.m.
One-On-One Computer Sessions
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Here is a list of possible one-on-one computer session you can inquire about: Emailing Microsoft Word Microsoft PowerPoint Basic Internet Facebook Our one-on-one 30-minute computer sessions will be on Fridays between 2:00pm - 4:00pm. **Please register at the front desk OR call for available time slots.**
Soundview LibraryAdults
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
Back-to-School Open House
Get a new start at the Library this school year! This fall, we’re hosting back-to-school events in every branch! Learn about all the great educational resources available at your neighborhood library- from millions of books to program, computer access, online resources, and more- all for FREE. PLUS! Questions about your library card? Have books you need to return? We can help you! FEATURED PROGRAM Open Lab - Staff offering overview of all educational/recreational databases 2:30-3:30 and Chi…
Morris Park LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Classes: St. Agnes Library - October 2017
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos and discussing them with other adults from around the…
St. Agnes Library, The Pasculano Foundation Adult Learning CenterEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Kids Take Over the Library (Los Ninos Mandan)
Board games, art, spontaneous story times, blocks, limbo and more… (All Ages) Niños se hacen cargo de la Biblioteca : Juegos de mesa, arte, lectura, cuentos, bloques de juguetes, y más ... (Todas las edades )
Francis Martin LibraryChildren
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Library HotSpot Patron Lending Event *Limited Hotspots Available*
Library HotSpot Program The Library HotSpot Program is a collaborative program by New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library and Department of Education to provide thousands of NYC K12 students with free internet access for the rest of the school year. This program addresses the needs of more than 1 in 5 New York City households who do not have home access to high-speed internet services. In order to participate in the Library HotSpot Program, you must register f…
Throg's Neck LibraryFamilies
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Monsters of the World
What are monsters, and why do we need them? The students are asked to create their own monsters after learning where the legends come from and the many uses (crime prevention, warnings, morality plays) of a good spooky monster story. Great for all ages. Presented by Ivan Velez
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Seasons Changing, Falling Leaves
Children will create a fall collage using pastels/crayons, stencils, glue, a little bit of glitter and a real leaf. Using group storytelling techniques, we will create a forest. Then we will “open the gallery” and talk about our art. We will work with the stories Leaf Jumpers, We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt and/or Leaves. Best for ages 4 and older. Limit to 20 participants only. Presented by Mi Manzana
Port Richmond LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Color, Paint, & Draw
Kids of all ages will stretch their creativity as we explore different materials every week to create a process-based art project. Process art focuses on the process of creativity, interacting with, and manipulating the materials, with less emphasis on the finished product. This workshop is all about having FUN and exploring art. Some weeks may be messy, disposable smocks are availiable, but please dress for a mess! *Young children should be accompanied by a caregiver. *Space and supplies…
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
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Launchpad Club
Enjoy some interactive learning with tablets that are pre-loaded with apps kids love, from math and monkeys to science and superheroes! Best for ages 3-5, & 5-7
Tremont LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Back-to-School Open House
Get a new start at the Library this school year! This fall, we’re hosting back-to-school events in every branch! Learn about all the great educational resources available at your neighborhood library- from millions of books to program, computer access, online resources, and more- all for FREE. PLUS! Questions about your library card? Have books you need to return? We can help you! FEATURED PROGRAM Hotspot Lending Event
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Board Games for All Ages
Come and join us and play a variety of classical board and card games. We have games like Trouble and Connect 4, and games for younger kids like Honeybee Tree, Candy Land, and Chutes and Ladders. Prefer something with a STEM twist? Try MagnaTiles. You won't be Sorry you stopped by!
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
TechConnect
Kids Coding Club with Google CS First*
Kids coding club using Google CS First. For Children Ages 8-12. Registration Required. Limit 10 Children.
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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