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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 8 a.m.
Early Literacy
Summer Reading Coloring time@PKR
There will be a coloring table in our children's room where children will be able to have a limit of three coloring pages per day until August 31,2017.
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Summer Reading
African Dancing and Folktales
A Summer Reading Program! Audience members become the storytellers in a series of African folktales as our facilitator guides them through an interactive African Dance class. Best for children ages 4 and older. Presented by Urban Stages.
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Join us for a fun-filled time of songs, rhymes and reading! Parent/cargiver participation and supervision is required.
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Summer Reading
Fun in the Sun
A Summer Reading Program! An interactive Summer Music event with Music for Aardvarks Best Summer Songs about going on vacation, playing at the beach, getting ice cream etc. and Rock-n-Roll summer classics like Rockaway Beach, Surfin USA and more it is a good feeling program that will make you happy you stayed in the city! Best for babies, toddlers and their caregivers.
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Summer Activities
Staff led programs that engage children and tweens in a variety of activites including LEGO building, card and board games, science experiments, arts and craft, karaoke, and more.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime; Wednesday Toddler Time : Session A
Come and join us for Toddler Time every Wednesday at 11:00a.m. We will sing songs and nursery rhymes and read stories , Babies and toddlers from 18 months to 4 years old with their parent/caregiver are welcome to attend. We would love for you to sing along with us and join us! Please note that we will not have Bilingual Toddler sessions this summer. Bilingual Toddler Time will resume in September.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Phipps Cornerstone Summer Camp Visit
Teens from the local Phipps Cornerstone community center visit the Soundview Library to engage in a constructive, educative programs and fun activities.
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 11:30 a.m.
Adult Summer Reading Celebration Potluck & Bingo Game
Come join us for an end of Adult Summer Reading brunch party. Bring a dish or a snack to share, if you like. At the end of the party, we will have a bingo game. A lucky winner will receive a Michael’s gift card. There will also be book giveaways.
Great Kills LibraryAdults
Today
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Wednesday Toddler Time :Session B
Come and join us for Toddler Time every Wednesday at 11:00a.m. We will sing songs and nursery rhymes and read stories , Babies and toddlers from 18 months to 4 years old with their parent/caregiver are welcome to attend. We would love for you to sing along with us and join us! Please note that we will not have Bilingual Toddler sessions this summer. Bilingual Toddler Time will resume in September.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Read-To-Me Summer Reading Club for Ages 0-4 Summer Reading Celebration and Family Workshop
Celebrate the conclusion of the Summer Reading Club for Babies and Toddlers with interactive activities that jump start early learning. In this workshop and storytime caregivers will celebrate their reading accomplishments with their children and learn how to do simple activities that promote pre-literacy skills. We will have snacks, free books, early literacy bags, prizes and of course bubbles.
Edenwald LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Books & Crafts
Love what you're reading? Hate it? Let's talk about it during our weekly book discussion while we do a quick craft activity. Ages 10+
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Club!
Join us at Grand Concourse Library each day during the summer at 1:00pm when we stop everything, grab a book and READ! A great opportunity to earn Summer Reading prizes!
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Teens
Teen Space
Need to beat the heat? Taking classes this summer? Come hang out in the Teen Space on the third floor on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 - 2:30 PM. Come play video games, board games, do your homework, check out a laptop, or draw your next masterpiece on the library’s full-wall chalkboard.
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Children's Book talk with Lisa McFarland
Join us as we say goodbye to the the Summer Reading Program with a special visit from children's author Lisa McFarland.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 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 Wednesday. Please note: Programs take place on the second fl…
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Party with Bubbles
A Summer Reading Celebration! Elaine Gil's show includes face painting, balloon animals, parachute games, bubbles, singing, dancing and a lot of audience participations. Best for children of all ages.
Tottenville LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Many Voices: Songs from Around the World
A Summer Reading Celebration! Join Mr. Patrick, his guitar and his silly puppet friends as we celebrate songs from cultures throughout the world. From African folk songs to Spanish sing-alongs, there’s something for everyone in this celebration of our universal human language: music. Best for children ages 0 to 7 years old with their parent/caregiver. Presented by Music with Patrick
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Sensory-Friendly Music, Bubble and Comedy Show; Build a Better World
A Summer Reading Celebration! The Sensory-Friendly Music, Bubble and Comedy Show engages children with songs, comedy, robots, bubbles, music technology and original stories about why engineers, architects and designers rock! The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children, including children on the Autism Spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregivers! Each song in the 60-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun…
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Talking Tough: Zootopia (2016)
You know you've been there: You're watching a movie with or reading a book to your child, and suddenly a topic comes up that you weren't prepared to discuss. How do you handle those difficult conversations? We at 53rd Street want to help you navigate those situations. Last month we screened Finding Dory (2016) and talked about how the film had affected some adopted children. This month, join us as we watch Zootopia (2016). After the film, we'll have a discussion about its portrayal of racism and…
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading Backyard reading & Activity for Adults
Come read in our backyard and enjoy some activities with the mosholu branch staff for summer reading.
Mosholu LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 2 p.m.
StuyPrep at the Library
Are you getting ready for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT)? Join our summer long study group! Learn basic test taking skills and practice SHSAT questions. This program is currently full but please put your name on the waiting list and we will do our best to serve you. To put your name on the waiting list click here, stop by the library, or call 212-714-8400 Preference is given to students taking the test this year.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Kids Carnival!
Join us as we say goodbye to the the Summer Reading Program! Stop by for games, prizes, snacks and more! All Ages.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Tinker Shop Summer 2017
In this 4-session series, children in grades 3-5 will learn how to "tinker" productively. Library staff will guide kids through fun, child-centered, science-based maker workshops! They will engage in hands-on activities using crafts materials, magnets, conductive tape, and more! Workshop series is FREE. Space is limited to first 15 participants age 7+ - first come, first in!
Inwood LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Bilingual Concert
Summer Reading Celebration! Flor Bromley will play some of her favorite tunes in English and Spanish. Flor will create an interactive experience for children and families of all ages that will end in a big FIESTA. A perfect kick-off show for the season. Songs include “Crazy for Books/Amo los Libros” a song that encourages kids to read.
Aguilar LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Fruit and Veggie Prints
A Summer Reading Celebration! Children will use fruits and vegetables to create prints. They will dip the fruits and vegetables into printing ink and stamp them onto paper in patters. It's a terrific and inexpensive way to introduce block printmaking techniques to children ages 4 and older. Presented by Whit Harris
Francis Martin LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 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.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
The Ribbles Build a Residence
A Summer Reading Program The ABCs: architecture, building, and construction. Soon after their lovely insect nuptials Mr. and Mrs. Ribble are expecting a baby Ribblet, and they need a new home for their family! Mr. Ribble wants to go big with a four-grasshopper garage, but Mrs. Ribble convinces him to build a dream home that is more environmentally and neighborhood friendly. By playing interactive games and discovering basic building techniques the audience will help draw a ground plan while Thi…
Tompkins Square LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Build a Better World with UNICEF
A Summer Reading Program! For 70 years, across 190 countries and territories, UNICEF protects the rights of every child. UNICEF can offer branches a free workshop for children or teens that will cover life-saving programs in health, water, education, emergencies and much more! In keeping with the "BUILD A BETTER WORLD" theme for Summer Reading 2017, workshops will highlight how we can all work together to create a better world for children! Through hands-on activities and interactive discussio…
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Craft-eens!
Teens! Join us every Wednesday this summer for a different craft project! Each week will be a different theme! All materials will be provided.
Mosholu LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Power Hour
Hang out at the Library this summer and challenge yourself to read 20 minutes a day! Earn prizes by joining us as for Reading Power Hours, checking out books, attending FREE Programs and more. DON'T FORGET to write down the name of the book you read, and how many minutes you read on the calendar and have a parent or librarian sign your log-book to earn 3 STARS.
Francis Martin Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Abracadabra
A Summer Reading Celebration! Children’s magician, Evan Paquette performs his magic show, and even shares a few tricks of the trade with a mini magic lesson. Best for children ages 4 and older. Presented by Urban Stages.
Edenwald LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Tinker Shop Summer 2017
In this 4-session series, children in grades 3-5 will learn how to "tinker" productively. Library staff will guide kids through fun, child-centered, science-based maker workshops! They will engage in hands-on activities using crafts materials, magnets, conductive tape, and more! Workshop series is FREE.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Creatures of the Night
A Summer Reading Program When the sun goes down it becomes a different world! Owls are not the only animal that is active at night – mammals, frogs, toads, and even insects – make the night time come alive. The New Canaan Nature Center will bring these live animals and their sounds to you! For ages 13-18 years old.
Van Cortlandt LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
End of Summer Reading Celebration!
We will be featuring a DJ workshop along with free book, goodies, and tasty treats.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Kids Summer Reading Celebration with Rhythm & Sound
A Summer Reading Celebration We're celebrating our super Summer Readers with a special event in the Children's Room! Bring your Summer Reading Challenge book log to collect your final prizes and enjoy fun treats & activities. At 4 pm, join us for an interactive drumming performance by Urban Stages: Rhythm & Sound featuring percussion instruments from around the world. For kids 12 & under. Presented by Urban Stages.
Hamilton Grange LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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