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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 12 noon
LEGO Mini-Camp
Get ready to have fun with LEGOS! Children will be challenged to build around a specific idea or subject. This program is for children ages 5-11. Registration required. Registration begins June 15, 2016, and may be done in person or by calling the St. George Library at 718-442-8560. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Due to the popularity of the program, there will be a waitlist. What are mini-camps? Our summer mini-camps are a great way for children ages 5-11 to le…
St. George Library CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 12 noon
Summer Science Club
Join in on group science experiments about gravity, physics, and more!
Hamilton Fish Park Library, First FloorChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 12 noon
Summer Reading Club Reading time Contest!
Join the Summer Reading Club and enjoy your summer reading books. At this time computers will be shut off to give you some quiet time to read a book. If you read a book for just 20 minutes you will earn a star sticker on our Spelling Bee/ Summer Reading Challenge chart. If you gain the most stickers by the end of August you will win the grand prize! If you do not gain the most stickers you can still participate in our Summer Reading Club Finale Party and walk away with a goody bag!
West Farms LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Birds of Prey
A Summer Reading Program Encounter hawks, owls, falcons or other species up close as we explore the adaptations of these winged wonders and examine the mechanics behind bird flight! Touch raptor artifacts such as talons, skulls, and feathers. A lucky volunteer may even get to help with some of the demonstrations. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Presented by New Canaan Nature Center.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Library All­-Star!
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands­-on creative programs at your local branch! Workshop series is FREE. Space is limited! Sessions include: Nursery Rhyme Relays
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Master Wu Teaches Chess
A Summer Reading Program Teaching chess at the beginner, intermediate or advance levels. Best for children ages 6 and older. A two-hour session each week. Presented by Robert Chen.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
H.E.A.R.T. Summer Program
In this five-day program we teach participants about having empathy and compassion for people, animals, and the planet. Youth participate in a wide range of activities that includes small group work, whole group discussions, watching and analyzing videos, and hands on projects. Each day youth learn about having empathy and compassion for someone else, whether it is a child being bullied, a neglected pet, a farm animal, or the rainforest. To teach youth about humane qualities they listen to an…
Castle Hill LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 1 p.m.
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.
Summer Reading
Summer Adventures!
Take the challenge this summer to explore new games and crafts. Exercise your creativity and explore new ideas while having fun. For ages 8-11 years.
Countee Cullen Library, Story Hour RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Reading, Coloring and Creating for the Out School Time
If you are not planning to go away for the Summer Time ; visit us at the Belmont Library for an hour of fun, Reading, Coloring and Creating.!!!!
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 1:15 p.m.
Baby Storytime
Infants from birth to pre-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, 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 floor. There is no elevator available, and stroller parking is limited.
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Today
@ 1:15 p.m.
Baby Storytime
Infants from birth to pre-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, 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 floor. There is no elevator available, and stroller parking is limited.
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Today
@ 1:30 p.m.
Summer Reading Book Club!
Join us Monday through Fridays for Summer Reading Book club! Explore the world around you while diving into a non-fiction book or take a trip into another world while enjoying your favorite fiction stories. Spend just 20minutes per day reading something new plus earn great prizes weekly, just for reading!
Melrose LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Biblio File
Gracie Book Club at the Mid-Manhattan Library
Mid-Manhattan Library, Room 101 (First Floor) Wednesday, July 27, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Programs are open to the public on a first come, first served basis Join us for an engaging discussion of The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano at the Mid-Manhattan Library. About the Book Set in 1969, Manzano’s first novel offers a realistically mercurial protagonist struggling with her identity in Spanish Harlem. Revolution of Evelyn Serrano Fourteen-year-old Rosa María E…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Library All-Star!
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands-on creative programs at your local branch! Sessions include: Ninja Party! (ages 6-12) Nursery Rhyme Relays (ages 6-12) Games and Gaming (ages 12-18) Workshop series is FREE.
Morris Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Activity in our backyard
Come enjoy some activities with the mosholu branch staff for summer reading in our backyard (weather permitting).
Mosholu LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Library All-Star!
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands-on creative programs at your local branch! This Workshop series is FREE but space is limited so please arrive on time! Sessions include: Ninja Party! (ages 6-12) Nursery Rhyme Relays (ages 6-12) Games and Gaming (ages 12-18)
Francis Martin Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Crafternoons: July Joy
Come join us for our series of arts and crafts activities held in the afternoon. We have some fun crafts to entertain you for the summer! All activites begin at 2:00PM. *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.* Crafternoon 1 (Tuesday, July 5th): Tetris Magnets Crafternoon 2 (Wednesday, July 6th): Adorable Pom Poms Crafternoon 3 (Monday, July 11th):Perler Beads Crafternoon 4 (Thursday, July 14th): Decorative Pillows Crafternoon 5 (Thursday, July 21st): De…
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Library All-Star!
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands-on creative programs at your local branch! Sessions include: Ninja Party! (ages 6-12) on July 13 Nursery Rhyme Relays (ages 6-12) on July 27
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
COMIC CULTURE: MONSTERS OF THE BRONX
Join a new series of Comics-art classes focusing on the monster-loving mythology of our multi-cultural Bronx. This Summer, we explore the myths and legends of the diverse communities of the Bronx, as well as go deeper into some of the issues affecting our communities. Kids will learn to make their own comics, create their own stories, enjoy live figure drawing, and even review great anime; all while investigating the magic and diversity of our everyday lives. All classes are taught by cartoonist…
West Farms Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Bilingual Birdies: Three Person Concert
A Summer Reading Program The Bilingual Birdies Band will ignite your summer reading challenge with live guitars, percussionists, and trumpet players! Invite us to encourage the importance of reading books in English, Spanish, French, or Mandarin to diverse families who attend your branch! Our 45-minute high energy concert set will have everyone dancing and singing about books, adventures, and reading while learning new vocabulary in a second language. This is the perfect way to get everyone exc…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Library All­Star!
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands­on creative programs at your local branch! Sessions include: Ninja Party! Games and Gaming Workshop series is FREE. Space is limited, so please arrive early at the library on the day of the program.
Aguilar LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Library All-Star !
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great program for ages 3 to 9! Excercise your mind with hands-on creative program at your local branch! July 20: Itsy Bitsy Spider's Sticky Web July 27: Humpty Dumpty's Egg and Spoon Race August 3: Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe's Shoe Race August 10: Baa Baa Black Sheep Puppets
Riverdale LibraryChildren
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
The Contest Between The Bear & The Frogs & other Tales of Great Games & Mighty Feats!
A Summer Reading Program Folktales and stories are chock full of great games, remarkable races and clever contests—think of Aesops' The Tortoise & the Hare. Join LuAnn & participate in stories with athletes, tricksters and giants as they get in the game and perform mighty feats of strength and wit with vim, valor and vigor! ....just a taste! Question: Do you know why bats only fly at night? Hint: In the Native American folktale The Great Race Between the Mammals & the Birds, the Ba…
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Library All-­Star!
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands­on creative programs at your local branch! Sessions include: Ninja Party! (ages 6­-12) Wednesday July 20 & 27 Mother Goose Relay and Craft (ages 6­-12) Wednesday August 3 Games and Gaming (ages 8-18) Wednesday August 10 Workshop series is FREE. Space is limited: first come, first in!
Inwood LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Library All-Star!
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands-on creative programs at Countee Cullen! For ages 5-8. Sessions include: Ninja Party! (ages 6-12) Nursery Rhyme Relays (ages 6-12) Workshop series is FREE.
Countee Cullen Library, Story Hour RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
H.E.A.R.T. Summer Program
In this five-day program we teach participants about having empathy and compassion for people, animals, and the planet. Youth participate in a wide range of activities that includes small group work, whole group discussions, watching and analyzing videos, and hands on projects. Each day youth learn about having empathy and compassion for someone else, whether it is a child being bullied, a neglected pet, a farm animal, or the rainforest. To teach youth about humane qualities they listen to an…
Parkchester LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Word of the Day!
Each day, Monday through Friday there will be a vocabulary word posted on the children's bullentin board on the second floor children's room. If you can come up with one sentence using the vocabulary word you will earn a sticker for that day and the sticker will be placed on our Spelling Bee Contest chart. Every Friday we will have a spelling bee contest using the five vocabulary words that were on bulletin board. The winner will gain three stickers to go on Spelling Bee Contest Chart. A…
West Farms LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.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.
67th Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Library All-Star
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands-on creative programs at your local branch! Get in the Game with LEGOS! Build a scene from your favorite sport or game.
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
WRITE NOW with NY Writers Coalition
Want to get past your writers block or just put pen to paper and see what happens? Join New York Writers Coaltion and author Laura Stampler at Jefferson Market Library this summer for free, weekly creative writing workshops that will bring out those powerful stories we have yet to share on the page. Poetry, prose, theater, rhymes, and everything in between — all created in a single room! This workshop is open to young writers (Ages 13-18) of all genres, backgrounds, and experiences. Snacks, wri…
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Library All-Star!
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands-on creative programs at your local branch! Week 1 and 2 theme: Ninja Party! (ages 6-12) Week 3 and 4 theme: Nursery Rhyme Relays (ages 6-12) Workshop series is FREE.
West New Brighton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Library All Star!
Join us every Wednesday in July and August for our Summer Reading Club: Camp Read! Team up with the Library this Summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands-on creative programs at the George Bruce Library. Enjoy snacks, games, & activities while talking about all of the awesome books you're reading this summer and get recommendations for great books to read from our librarians! Sessions Include: Ninja Party! Nursery…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Library All-Star!
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands-on creative programs at Muhlenberg! Join us for a Ninja party each Wedesday at 4:00! Sessions include ninja themed crafts and games! Recommended for ages 6-12. Workshop series is FREE. Space is limited, so please register in advance via telephone at 212-924-1585 or in person at the 2nd floor desk.
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Be a Library All-Star: Library Scavenger Hunt
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands-on creative programs at your local branch!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Camp Read! Summer Reading Club
Join us every Wednesday for fun activities, snacks & book recommendations! Our regular Kids' Book Club will continue throughout the summer on July 20th and August 17th at 4pm as part of Camp Read. July Kids' Book Club Book:El Deafo by Cece Bell August Kids' Book Club Book: TBA
George Bruce LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Library All-Star!
Team up with the library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands-on creative programs at your local branch!
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Secret of a Book
Calling all readers! Come join our new Book Club. This month we are reading Full CIcada Moon. For ages 10-14.
Mariners Harbor LibraryBook Lovers
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading Club Reading time Contest!
Join the Summer Reading Club and enjoy your summer reading books. At this time computers will be shut off to give you some quiet time to read a book. If you read a book for just 20 minutes you will earn a star sticker on our Spelling Bee/ Summer Reading Challenge chart. If you gain the most stickers by the end of August you will win the grand prize! If you do not gain the most stickers you can still participate in our Summer Reading Club Finale Party and walk away with a goody bag!
West Farms LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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