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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, December 5
@ 10:15 a.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
Mon, December 5
@ 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
Mon, December 5
@ 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, December 5
@ 3:30 p.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
Mon, December 5
@ 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
Mon, December 5
@ 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, December 5
@ 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, December 5
@ 3:30 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 5-12. Pre-registration required for each 20 minute slot.
67th Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, December 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
Read a Book for 30 minutes
The best guide to enhance your reading.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, December 5
@ 4 p.m.
Superhero Workshop
With the current popularity of Comic Book superheroes in Hollywood now this has created opportunities for our younger generation to be introduced to a forgotten format of reading, such as comic books, graphic novels, and manga to name a few. The “ Superhero Workshop” is a cohesive blend of reading, writing and visual creativity, which reinforces what they are taught in school. Teens will use the Character Creator Sheet as a template to create their Superhero, which includes features ,such as hei…
Hunts Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, December 5
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Reading Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Morningside HeightsChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, December 5
@ 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
Tue, December 6
@ 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, December 6
@ 11 a.m.
PreK Story Hour
Enjoy preschool stories for children and their caregivers. An hour of fun reading, singing, dancing, and crafts awaits for you!
Tremont LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 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
Tue, December 6
@ 1 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Level English Class: Schwarzman Building - December 2016
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…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, December 6
@ 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, December 6
@ 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, December 6
@ 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 6-12. 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, December 6
@ 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
Tue, December 6
@ 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
Tue, December 6
@ 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
Tue, December 6
@ 6:30 p.m.
Lenox and Astor Reading Group with Michael Cunningham
Michael Cunningham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours, joins Lenox Conservators to discuss Virginia Woolf’s seminal novel Mrs. Dalloway. Mr. Cunningham will explore this well-loved classic and explain how it deeply inspired and informed his work. A complimentary copy of Mrs. Dalloway will be provided in advance. Tuesday, December 6, 2016 6:30 p.m. Hansmann Room, The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building RSVP Required: conservators@nypl.org Hosted by the Conservators program.…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Wed, December 7
@ 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, December 7
@ 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, December 7
@ 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, December 7
@ 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, December 7
@ 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, December 7
@ 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, December 7
@ 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, December 7
@ 3 p.m.
Reading Aloud
A staff member will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Pelham Bay LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, December 7
@ 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, December 7
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
**PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE .** Join us for read alouds and songs for 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, December 7
@ 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.
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren
Wed, December 7
@ 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, December 7
@ 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
Wed, December 7
@ 6 p.m.
Teen Author Reading Night!
October 5 – Teen Author Reading Night, 6-7:30 Rafi Mittlefehldt, It Looks Like This Gae Polisner, The Memory of Things Judy Sheehan, I Woke Up Dead at the Mall Mary G. Thompson, Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee Suzanne Weyn, Bionic November 2 – Teen Author Reading Night, 6-7:30 Lisa Selin Davis, Lost Stars Brendan Kiely, The Last True Love Story Justine Larbalestier, My Sister Rosa David Levithan, The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily Ilana Manaster, Doreen Alecia Whitaker, The Way Back Home…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, December 7
@ 6 p.m.
Art Talks
The Psychological Portrait: Unknown portraits of Einstein, Roosevelt, Freud, Frida Kahlo, and others / Jacob Loewentheil
This presentation of Dr. Marcel Sternberger's work includes previously unknown portrait photographs and interviews with notable historical figure such as: Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, George Bernard Shaw, and Indian Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. Dr. Sternberger developed his own unique brand of psychological portraiture. Stressing interpersonal dynamics, he interviewed his subjects while photographing the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Wed, December 7
@ 6:30 p.m.
Planned Wilds and Self-Anointed Prophets: Triple Canopy at the NYPL
Planned Wilds and Self-Anointed Prophets: Triple Canopy at the NYPL With Anjuli Raza Kolb, Jaffer Kolb & Kameelah Janan Rasheed Please join us for presentations by Anjuli Raza Kolb, Jaffer Kolb, and Kameelah Janan Rasheed, recipients of Triple Canopy’s sixth annual call for proposals, this year held in partnership with the New York Public Library. Over the course of twelve months, the Kolbs and Rasheed have engaged with materials in the NYPL’s holdings both critically and imaginatively, an…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Thu, December 8
@ 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
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