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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, May 1
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Children and Parent Playtime
Join us as we explore ways to develop early literacy while also having quality one-on-one time. Whether it be reading aloud, singing songs, building LEGO , or playing dress-up there's one thing that's for sure: It's going to be FUN!
Tremont LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, May 1
@ 12 noon
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
Mon, May 1
@ 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
Mon, May 1
@ 3 p.m.
New York Therapy Dogs R.E.A.D.
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 5-10. Pre-registration required for each 15-minute slot.
Webster LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, May 1
@ 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
Mon, May 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Read Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. For ages 4 to 12 years old.
Morris Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, May 1
@ 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
Mon, May 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Reading Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books, and the joy of reading.
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, May 1
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Workshop: Read, Talk, Sing, Write, Play!
Join us for our family literacy workshop series. Each Monday, we'll explore one of the five pillars of early childhood education, reading, talking, singing, writing, and playing, and discuss easy ways to incorporate them into everyday life. Refreshments will be served. For parents and caregivers and their children.
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
Early Childhood Educators,
Children,
Teachers
Mon, May 1
@ 4 p.m.
Reading Aloud
It's story time at Woodstock Library. Come on in and hear some stories!
Woodstock LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, May 1
@ 4 p.m.
Author Visit: Meet Steve Light!
Join us for a very special visit from author Steve Light! In addition to a fun read aloud session, Mr. Light will be showing us some hidden secrets in his books and will teach us the pirate song from his book Swap! After our storytime, we will all do a craft together. Mr. Light will be reading Have You Seen my Dragon?, Swap! and Lucky Lazlo.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, May 1
@ 5 p.m.
Storytime: Spring into Reading
Join us for an evening of seasonal stories and a fun activity.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren
Mon, May 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
Theater Talks: "Sweat" by Lynn Nottage
Sweat is the newly minted Pulitzer Prize-winning play from critically acclaimed writer Lynn Nottage. Set in the rust-belt town of Reading, Pennsylvania, the narrative explores the chasm created by job loss that leads to racial unease and a breakdown in community. Join us for an evening of theater talk with Nottage and cast members from Sweat, moderated by Michaela Angela Davis. Lynn Nottage is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter, whose plays have been produced widely in the Uni…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
PS 8
Adults
Tue, May 2
@ 10:30 a.m.
eBook Help
Get one-on-one help downloading library books and audio via our SimplyE, 3M and OverDrive platforms. Please bring your phone, tablet or e-Reading device. Registration required.
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Tue, May 2
@ 11 a.m.
Toddler Time!
Tales for the teeny tiny! Come join us on The Baychester Library's Eric Carle Toddler Time Rug for interactive reading, song, and play that your little ones will enjoy!
Baychester LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, May 2
@ 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
Tue, May 2
@ 12 noon
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
Tue, May 2
@ 12:30 p.m.
Author Talk Ft. Brandie Davis
Join us for a fun and interactive afternoon as we sit down with author Brandie Davis as she discusses her latest book Renne 3: Long Live the Queen. She'll be reading an expert from the final installment of the notorius Renee series and she'll be answering questions and autographing copies of Renee. Date: Tuesday May 2, 2017 Time: 12:30pm-2:30pm Place: New Amsterdam Library Auditorium All are welcome
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Tue, May 2
@ 1:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH SPEAKERS: St. Agnes Library- May 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
Tue, May 2
@ 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
Tue, May 2
@ 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, Children's RoomInfant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Children,
Teachers
Tue, May 2
@ 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
Tue, May 2
@ 3:30 p.m.
FREE HOMEWORK HELP MATH & READING TUESDAYS
Reading help from pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade. Math help from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. First come, first served. Space is limited. Register in person. Sign-up list will start when the library opens that day.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 2
@ 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
Tue, May 2
@ 4 p.m.
Craftastic
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books, and the joy of reading, followed by a craft. Audience: For children, ages 3 and up.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, May 2
@ 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
Wed, May 3
@ 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, May 3
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Join us for a fun-filled time of songs, rhymes and reading!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, May 3
@ 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, May 3
@ 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, May 3
@ 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, May 3
@ 11 a.m.
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, May 3
@ 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
Wed, May 3
@ 3:30 p.m.
Ongoing
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, May 3
@ 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, May 3
@ 4 p.m.
Canceled
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
Thu, May 4
@ 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, May 4
@ 11 a.m.
eBook Help
Get one-on-one help downloading library books and audio books via our SimplyE, 3M and OverDrive platforms. Please bring your phone, tablet or e-Reading device. Registration is required. Please sign up personally at Yorkville Library or call 212-744-5824.
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, May 4
@ 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, May 4
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
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
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