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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Anime Club
Do you love reading manga and watching anime? Come to the teen room to discuss your favorite manga and watch your favorite series. Paper and colored pencils will be provided for young adults who want to draw their favorite characters or create their own.
High Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Bilingual Reading Corner/Bilingues Rincón de Lectura
Join Literacy Inc's VIPs for a fun read aloud and literacy activities in Spanish and English! / Unase a VIP de Literacy Inc. para historias divertidas y actividades de lectura.
Inwood LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Immigrants,
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
R.E.A.D. with BB!
Practice your reading skills with a licensed therapy dog! Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend! BB and his, Jeff, owner can't wait for you to come by the library and read them a story. For ages 5-12. Pre-registration required for each 15 minute slot. The R.E.A.D.® (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) children’s literacy program is courtesy of Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA) organization.
Bloomingdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4:30 p.m.
Math & Reading homework help
Free math & reading homework help will be available on Mondays & Tuesdays for children in grades K-6, on a first come first serve basis, Please sign-up that day at the front desk to reserve a spot. (Maximum of 4 children per session).
Castle Hill LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, January 25
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Story Time: Peek-A-Boo & Books for Walkers
Come, sing songs, play bouncing rhymes games, and listen to stories and begin your baby's lifetime love of reading. This age-appropriate program is a perfect introduction to the library for you and your baby. When parents and caregivers participate in this special storytime your baby gets the most from this early learning experience. Our baby story time is for babies ages 3 months to 16 months and parents/caregivers. For babies, up to 17 months, who are walking .
St. Agnes Library, Community Program RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Wed, January 25
@ 10:45 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Story Time: Peek-A-Boo & Books for Pre-Walkers
Come, sing songs, play bouncing rhymes games, and listen to stories and begin your baby's lifetime love of reading. This age-appropriate program is a perfect introduction to the library for you and your baby. When parents and caregivers participate in this special storytime your baby gets the most from this early learning experience. Our baby story time is for babies ages 3 months and up who are not walking and parents/caregivers.
St. Agnes Library, Community Program RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Wed, January 25
@ 11 a.m.
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, 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: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, January 25
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Tots and Tales
Reading readiness begins at birth and our programs for the youngest children and their caregivers always include great books, fun songs, silly wiggles, lots of language and time to get to know the other babies in your neighborhood. Once your child begins to walk, they will sing and move, begin to recognize letters, share wonderful books, and develop pre-reading skills.
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, January 25
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Pre-School Storytime
Reading aloud to your preschooler and helping prepare your child to independent reading.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, January 25
@ 1:15 p.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Babies from birth to early walking age (0-18 months) and their caregivers can join us for gentle books, songs, rhymes, and movement to nurture early literacy and learning skills. Enjoy singing, reading, and bouncing with your little one, learn how to give your child a great foundation for a lifetime of reading, and meet other babies and families in the neighborhood in a warm and friendly environment. Monday's program will be repeated on Wednesday. Please note: Programs take place on the second…
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Wed, January 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Homework Help 辅助功課
Need Help With Homework? 需要幫助作業嗎? Want to Practice Reading and Writing Skills? 想練習閱讀和寫作能力? Come to Homework Help in the Children's Room at Chatham Square Library, for ages 5-11.
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, January 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Homework Help
Kids’ Homework Help: Are you having trouble completing your homework? Struggling with your reading or writing? We are here to help with basic questions! Grades K-3.
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, January 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Story Time (all ages)
The librarian will share favorite, new, and seasonal stories. Coloring pages and crayons will be on hand to share after the reading.
Muhlenberg LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Wed, January 25
@ 4 p.m.
Secret of a Book
Calling all readers! Come join our Tween Book Club! This month we are reading The Case of the Missing Moonstone (The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency #1) by Jordan Stratford and Kelly Murphy. For ages 9-15.
Mariners Harbor LibraryBook Lovers
Wed, January 25
@ 4 p.m.
R.E.A.D: Reading Education Assistance Dogs
Sign up for a 15 minute session with a certified therapy dog. Children gain reading fluency without pressure to perform.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, January 25
@ 4 p.m.
Read to Chucky, our New York Therapy Dog!
Come read to our therapy dog Chucky! These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can't wait for you to come read them a story. Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend! Pre-registration is required for each 15-minute slot and opens 1 week in advance. For ages 5 and up.
Yorkville Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, January 25
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Bring the whole family and celebrate early literacy with songs, rhymes, reading and other fun activities! For all ages, families are welcome.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Wed, January 25
@ 4:30 p.m.
We Read Together's Sight Word Jump Start
Looking to get ahead or catch up on early reading skills? For children ages 4-7 who want to learn, recognize, and practice sight words and improve their reading. Brought to you by http://wereadtogether.org/
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren
Wed, January 25
@ 5 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Workshop: Reading & Technology
Children today have access to an infinite amount of digital information, all accessible by technology. So, what if we told you that you could combine your children’s love for technology with reading? Our hope is to show you some awesome apps (and other cool things) that best combine reading AND technology.
Huguenot Park LibraryParents/Caregivers
Wed, January 25
@ 5 p.m.
Tween LitClub
Age 7-12? Join our LitClub! Harlem Library is partnering with LitWorld to bring you our first-ever tween book club! Photo: litworld.org LitWorld’s programming cultivates a new generation of leaders, storytellers, and academic achievers, effecting change for themselves, their communities, and their world. LitClubs, in partnership with Harlem branch library, offer members a safe space in which to explore their reading, writing, speaking and listening lives with the guided membership of a lib…
Harlem LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, January 26
@ 10 a.m.
Early Literacy
Open Playtime
Join us as we open on Thursday mornings when our community room is transformed into a play and reading space! Ages 0-6 are welcome!
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, January 26
@ 10 a.m.
Early Literacy
Open Playtime
It's too cold to play outside, so come play at the library! 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
Thu, January 26
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Young and Restless
Toddlers and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and meet other toddlers in the neighborhood. This storytime is for toddlers and parents/caregivers and is limited to 30 children. If the program is full, please enjoy reading to your child or working on a puzzle in our Children's Room on the first floor. Ages 17 to 36 months.
St. Agnes Library, Community Program RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, January 26
@ 11:30 a.m.
Family Storytime
Join us every Thursday at 11:30am for Family Storytime! This program includes interactive stories and activities that will help foster a love of learning through reading, singing, talking, and playing! Children of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Also check out our Baby Storytime on Mondays at 11:30am for ages 0-18 months and Toddler Storytime Tuesdays at 11:30am for Toddlers 18 months-3 years.
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Thu, January 26
@ 11:30 a.m.
Baby Storytime: Baby Lapsit
Interact and bond with your baby while reading, singing, and rhyming with your favorite Librarian!
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren
Thu, January 26
@ 12 noon
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, 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: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Thu, January 26
@ 2 p.m.
Does Your Child Have a Reading Problem?
About 20 percent of children and adults have vision problems that make reading very difficult. Their ability to focus, aim, track or scan a line of print is not up to the hard work of reading. All these visual abilities, plus critical visual-perceptual skills must work well for reading to be fast, efficient and fully comprehended. In this workshop on vision and reading, you will learn about the many studies which state that certain vision problems should be treated first, before tutoring or spec…
Mott Haven LibraryAdults
Thu, January 26
@ 2 p.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Peek-A-Boo & Books
Come, sing songs, play bouncing rhymes games, and listen to stories and begin your babies lifetime love of reading. This age appropriate program is a perfect introduction to the library for you and your baby. When parents and caregivers participate in this special storytime your baby gets the most from this early learning experience. Our baby story time is for babies ages 3 months to 16 months and parents/caregivers. Ages 3 months to 16 months.
St. Agnes Library, Community Program RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, January 26
@ 2:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Level English Class: St. Agnes Library - January 2017
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you! These classes are for adults preparing for the United States Citizenship Test, or who want to improve their English speaking, reading and writing by learning about American history and culture. Each class will focus on several of the 100 citizenship test civics questions. This program is for intermediate and advanced speakers of English. A new topic each week! (The same topic on T…
St. Agnes Library, The Pasculano Foundation Adult Learning CenterEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Thu, January 26
@ 3 p.m.
Homework Help
Kids’ Homework Help: Are you having trouble completing your homework? Struggling with your reading or writing? We are here to help with basic questions! Children ages 6-11.
Port Richmond LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, January 26
@ 3 p.m.
Homework Help
Kids’ Homework Help: Are you having trouble completing your homework? Struggling with your reading or writing? We are here to help with basic questions! Children ages 6-11.
Port Richmond LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, January 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
Kids' Homework Help
Kids’ Homework Help is here! Are you having trouble completing your homework? Don’t understand those pesky math problems? Struggling with your reading or writing? We are here to help! No registration required. All children helped on a first come, first served basis. This program will be held in the Children's Room.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, January 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
Tween Book Discussion
No need for homework with this book discussion! Come in ready to talk about a book you're reading or ask for suggestions, and a librarian will give recommendations. For tweens, ages 9-14.
Kips Bay Library, Children's roomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Thu, January 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
Homework Help
Kids’ Homework Help: Are you having trouble completing your homework? Struggling with your reading or writing? We are here to help with basic questions! Grades K-3.
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, January 26
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Storytime: Read Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, January 26
@ 6 p.m.
The Other One Percent - New Reading and Discussion Group
The Calhoun School will join the Barnard Library to offer The Other One Percent, a winter-spring reading and discussion group exploring topics around punishment and the prison industrial complex, hosted by the St. Agnes Branch of The New York Public Library (NYPL). Members of the Calhoun community and the New York City community generally are invited to participate. The seminar explores a variety of theories around punishment, institutions and instruments of punishment, histories of incarcerati…
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
Fri, January 27
@ 10 a.m.
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, 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: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, January 27
@ 10:30 a.m.
Prepare for the High School Equivalency Exam!
High School Equivalency Basic Adult Education Classes High School Equivalency (HSE) formally known as the GED. This free course will help adults better their education and literacy skills; as well as prepare individuals for the TASC test. These free classes are designed to help adults better themselves in basic education. The HSE/ABE classes covers all of the five subjects such as Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. Classes are every Fridays from 10:30am-12:30…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Fri, January 27
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Baby Lap Sit
Reading readiness begins at birth, and our programs for the youngest and their caregivers always include great books, fun songs, silly wiggles, lots of language, and time to get to know the other babies in your neighborhood.
Hunts Point LibraryParents/Caregivers
Fri, January 27
@ 11:30 a.m.
eLibrary/SimplyE Hour
eLibrary/SimplyE Hour Learn how to use Overdrive and check out library ebooks on your computer, Kindle, Nook and iPad. For a hands on experience, please bring your laptop and eReading devices.
115th Street LibraryAdults
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