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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime @ the Port Richmond Library
A library program for preschoolers 3 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers, focusing on developing early literacy skills through reading of picture books.
Port Richmond LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 11:30 a.m.
Baby Lapsit
Babies can listen to stories and songs and meet other babies in the neighborhood. For babies ages 0-18 months with a parent/caregiver
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Today
@ 11:30 a.m.
Summer Fest Films
The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe 2 hrs. 7 mins.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library, Alvin Ailey Community RoomAdults
Today
@ 12 noon
Early Literacy
Open Play
Enjoy playtime in the Children's Reading Room! Our warm and inviting space allows you and your child to 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 will do our best t…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Today
@ 12:30 p.m.
Baby Lapsit
Babies can listen to stories and songs and meet other babies in the neighborhood. For babies ages 0-18 months with a parent/caregiver
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Reading Time
Read an easy reader book together! Frog and Toad will be our first adventure
Mosholu LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 1:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH SPEAKERS: St. Agnes Library - June 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 and Interview in the next 6 months to 2 years, 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.…
St. Agnes Library, The Pasculano Foundation Adult Learning CenterEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Tutoring Club
Having trouble reading? Need extra support getting homework done? Tutoring (K-5th) is available with the librarians at Soundview Monday and Tuesday afternoons during the school year. 5 student max. (10 min grace period)
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Join us Tuesday afternoon 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.
Sedgwick Library, Story Hour AreaToddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Kickoff Party
Play games, eat pizza, and kickoff NYPL's Summer Reading Program.
Morris Park LibraryBook Lovers,
Families,
Immigrants,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Kick-Off!
Join us for our SUMMER READING KICK-OFF EVENT! There will be LOADS of crafts, games, prizes and more!! Come and take a look at the past and see how it helped us Build a Better World in the present!
Huguenot Park LibraryChildren
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Picture Book Storytime
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Build a Better World Through Reading: Summer Reading Club
What are you reading this summer? How can reading build a better world? We will write essays for the chance to win Yankee Tickets.
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Building Fun!
Summer Reading 2017- Build a Better World. Kids can play with Legos and blocks to build their own creations. For children ages 3-10 with a parent/caregiver.
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
R.E.A.D. to Pepper
Come read to a therapy dog! 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! For ages 5-11. Please sign in for a first come, first served 15 minute slot.
St. Agnes Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Club
All children are welcome to come and be a part of the Summer Reading Club @ Parkchester Library. All summer long you can read the book of your choice for 30 minutes when the club meets and earn 2 tickets each day that you can use at our summer reading bookstore to get different summer reading goodies displayed on the children's floor. The more days you participate and read, the more tickets you earn for library goodies, so don't miss out!
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Read Aloud Hour
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Morrisania LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
DIY Herb Garden
A Summer Reading Program Learn a new skill and craft for a cause! Projects will vary. Examples: Cards for soldiers and elderly, hats for preemie babies, toys for shelter animals and more! Presented by Jailin Acevedo. For ages 13-18 years old.
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Sample U!
A Summer Reading Program Using ipads or tablets learn how to “sample” yourself and create electronic music, sequence and compose music by recording instruments, the environment and YOU! Presented by DJ SpazeCraft-Aaron Lazansky. For ages 13-18 years old.
Kingsbridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Don't Judge a Book by It's Cover
A Summer Reading Program An exciting poetry workshop/series of workshops where student work is generated/inspired by the books around them using “Found Material” techniques. Students will explore the library's collection of books, generate list of their favorites and write poems that draws inspiration from them. We will explore the link between imagery and the art of inference as a tool to help the writer tell a complete story. We will also utilize age appropriate summer reading lists and engag…
Washington Heights LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Manga Workshop
A Summer Reading Program Focusing on Japanese and American style comics, the students learn the history and nuts and bolts of this very popular form of comics, and make connections to their own experiences and cultures as they create their own characters for their own comics. They pick a genre, a target audience and a theme, and first create CHIBIs (childlike characters with large heads and little bodies) ... then move on to designing themselves as a Manga star! This is usually followed by a sh…
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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 p.m.
Craftastic
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books, and the joy of reading.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 5:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Whose World is it Anyway?
A Summer Reading Program Building a better world, one improv at a time. Theater games focused on the themes of community, citizenship and character in order to foster good will, listening skills and empathy. Presented by Community Word Project. For ages 13-18 years old.
Parkchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Kick-Off Party (Ticket Required) #YA@PK
A Summer Reading Program Celebrate the beginning of summer, the time of year when you can build a better world because you have crazy amounts of free time for reading! Earn your entry ticket for this party by attending today's 5:30 program for teens. For ages 13-18 years old.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, June 28
@ 11 a.m.
US Citizenship Test Study Group
Wednesdays 11am-12pm Wakefield Library - Adult Learning Center Adults preparing to take the United States Citizenship Test are invited to join us for our weekly practice workshop. Each workshop will focus on the 100 citizenship test civics questions and the USCIS writing and reading vocabulary for the Naturalization Test. Students will also learn about New York Public Library resources and other online resources to continue their practice at home.
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, June 28
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Open Play
Enjoy playtime in the Children's Reading Room! Our warm and inviting space allows you and your child to 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 will do our best t…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 11 a.m.
Summer Reading
Party with Bubbles with Elaine Gil
A Summer Reading Program! Elaine Gil's show includes face painting, balloon animals, parachute games, bubbles, singing, dancing and a lot of audience participation. Best for children of all ages. No pre-registration required. This program takes place before the library opens. Doors will open @ 10:45am.
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 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, June 28
@ 1 p.m.
TechConnect
Adult Tech Time Wednesdays
Need extra computer time? Want to electrify your Facebook page? Watch YouTube videos? Want private quiet time to use the computer, Just search the web? Learn about our electronic services and play with the library laptops. No library card required, and you can make five free prints (during tech time only). Mondays 11:00-12:00 and Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:30. Summer Schedule beginning July - Wednesdays 11:00 -1:00. Regular schedule resumes in the fall
Clason's Point Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Wed, June 28
@ 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. Wednesday's program will be repeated Thursday, so please choose one session to attend. We want…
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Dance Party
A Summer Reading Program! Get your dancing shoes on and get ready to celebrate the sunshine of summer with a fabulous summer dance party featuring the limbo, freeze dances, and more! Mr. Patrick will supply the music, the silly puppets, and the Hawaiian leis; all you have to do is dance and have fun! Best for children ages 0 to 7 years old with their parent/caregiver. Presented by Music with Patrick
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Face and Hand Painting
Summer Reading Program! Face and hand painting for kids. All face paint is non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and water-soluble. For children ages 3 to 12 years old. Presented by Annette Lipson.
George Bruce LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Splish Splash Beach Concert
A Summer Reading Program! Interactive music productions integrate a live music program with reading, singing, and non-stop audience participation. This creative interactive musical experience transforms fans from spectators to participators with a wide assortment of props like guitars, maracas, dancing rainbows, and dream catchers. It's a captivating concert experience for children of all ages to enjoy! Presented by Presley and Melody
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
SUMMER READING KICK-OFF CELEBRATION
Join us at our Summer Reading Kick-off celebration. Enjoy a Musical performance by Melody & Presley. Story time and a craft and giveaways! Ages infant to 12 years old with caregiver.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
NYPL Supporters,
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Challenge Kick-Off Party!
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration for kids of all ages! Join the George Bruce Branch Library for our Summer Reading Kick-Off Party! This year's summer reading theme is Build A Better World. Sign up to participate in the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge and you could win a big prize at the end of the summer! Enjoy professional face and hand painting and learn how to make your own books with special guests from the Studio Museum in Harlem. The kick-off party will also feature lots of games, act…
George Bruce LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, June 28
@ 2 p.m.
Early Literacy
Story Time: Read Aloud
A librarian will share picture books, engaging children with the joy of reading and life-long learning. For children ages 3-8. While you're here, be sure to check out the Library's great collection of children's stories, both old and new.
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren
Wed, June 28
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading Backyard reading & Activity for Adults
Come enjoy some activities with the mosholu branch staff for summer reading.
Mosholu LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, June 28
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Pedro Animal Falls in Love
A Summer Reading Program This comical folktale from the Dominican Republic tells the story of a simple, fun-loving young man who is crazy in love with a neighborhood girl. Our humorous, interactive puppet play integrates audiences into the story in order to help Pedro win the hand of his true love. Best for pre-k to 4th grade. Performed in Spanish or bilingual. Presented by Teatro SEA.
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
R.E.A.D.® . to Taz the dog!
Our furry friend, Taz, is back - come and read her a story! Sign up at the children's desk - limited to the first 6 readers only Reading to the dog program run by : New York Therapy Dogs R.E.A.D.® program, part of New York Therapy Animals.
Inwood LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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