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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Daddy & Me (and Mommy, too!)
Here is a special Baby & Toddler Story Time in which parents can share their love of books and the library with their young children. This family time is a great way to introduce the library and it's treasures to your child. Come in and listen to stories, sing songs, and move to bouncy rhymes with your baby or toddler. Then spend some quality time playing and reading with your child and meeting other parents. Don't forget to sign up for a library card so you can borrow books to read at…
St. Agnes Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
FREE HOMEWORK HELP: MATH & READING AM SESSION
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
Today
@ 2 p.m.
FREE HOMEWORK HELP MATH & READING - PM SESSION
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
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Saturday Storytime
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 29
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Morning Stories & Craft Activity
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 and a craft.
Port Richmond LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Tue, May 29
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Coloring
Looking for a new way to relax? Enjoy the sublime pleasure of coloring. Coloring sheets, Crayons, coloring pencils, and reading materials will be provided to participants by the Library.
96th Street LibraryPersons with Disabilities
Tue, May 29
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
New time @ 11 am! A lapsit storytime for children 18 months and younger. Grow your baby's early literacy skills through reading short books, singing songs, doing rhymes, and other interactive activities. You must register to attend. Please click here to RSVP for Tuesday, May 29th.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, May 29
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Workshop: Ready to Read
Help your child get ready to read at this special event! Come learn about fun, easy ways to encourage literacy at home. Through our time together you will learn how to reading, writing, singing, playing, and talking together helps prepare children to become successful readers at an early age!
Dongan Hills LibraryParents/Caregivers
Tue, May 29
@ 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
Tue, May 29
@ 12 noon
Garden Reading
The weather is finally warm and beautiful! Why not enjoy a nice book in Webster’s quaint courtyard. *Space is limited! To ensure everyone has a chance to read in the courtyard, sessions will be 1 hour long. If no one is waiting, you may be granted extra time. Tuesdays, 12PM-2PM Wednesdays, 3PM-5PM Saturdays, 11AM-1PM Starting on May 29th until August 29th!!
Webster LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, May 29
@ 1:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH SPEAKERS: St. Agnes Library - May 2018
WALK-IN CLASSES - 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 sp…
St. Agnes Library, The Pasculano Foundation Adult Learning CenterEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, May 29
@ 2 p.m.
Early Literacy
Storytime: Peek-A-Boo & Books
Come, sing songs, play bouncing rhymes games, and listen to stories and begin your babies 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 17 months and parents/caregivers. Ages 3 months to 17 months.
St. Agnes Library, Community Program RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, May 29
@ 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 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
Canceled
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 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
More People Reading MoreMorrisania LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 29
@ 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 29
@ 4 p.m.
Rad Iliad Reading Group
Learn about the foundational text in the Western literary tradition in this five part discussion group on Homer's Iliad.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, May 29
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Anime Club
Do you love reading manga and watching anime? Come to the teen room to discuss your favorite manga and watch your favorite series. Paper and colored pencils will be provided for young adults who want to draw their favorite characters or create their own.
High Bridge LibraryYoung Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, May 29
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
LINC presents: 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, May 29
@ 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
Tue, May 29
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Open Play
Enjoy playtime in the children's reading room! Accompany your child in our warm and inviting space to play with educational toys that promote development and literacy skills, while socializing with others in the community. Children Ages 0-5
Richmondtown LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, May 29
@ 4:30 p.m.
Math & Reading homework help
Free math & reading homework help will be available on 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, May 29
@ 6 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for HIGH BEGINNER ENGLISH SPEAKERS: St. Agnes Library - May 2018
WALK-IN CLASSES - NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! These citizenship classes are for adults preparing to take the United States Citizenship Test in the next 6 months to 2 years. This program is for HIGH BEGINNER level speakers of English. Each class will focus on several of the 100 citizenship test civics questions. We practice speaking, listening, reading and writing. A new topic each week! (The same topic on Tuesdays and Thursdays.) Just come to the classes you need! TOPICS in May: May 1, May…
St. Agnes Library, The Pasculano Foundation Adult Learning CenterEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, May 29
@ 7 p.m.
Rule of Thumb - Voyage Theater Company Reading Series
Rule of Thumb By Ira Brdar Translated by Ana Brdar Directed by Beth F. Milles with Lawrence Bierria, Hele T. Clark, Jeff Guyton, Craig McDonald, Darcy Rose, Sarah Chalmers Simmons, and Jacob White Fresh off its run at The Cherry Arts Center in Ithaca, Rule of Thumb tells the quirky and thought-provoking story of Ana and Monika, two peppy Swedish girls who enter a hitchhiking contest and find themselves on a series of strange, spooky, and hilarious rides in the untamed borderlands of Serbia…
53rd Street Library, TheaterAdults
Wed, May 30
@ 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 30
@ 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 30
@ 11 a.m.
Letter Hunters
Introduce your child to the word of letters and reading around them! Join us during our "Letter Hunters" program as we meet new letters and practice spotting them!
Baychester LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, May 30
@ 11 a.m.
US Citizenship Test Study Group
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+,
Immigrants,
Adults
Wed, May 30
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Itty Bitty Storytime
Children 0-3 and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, lively songs, fingerplays, and rhymes. Foster a love of reading and meet other little ones in the neighborhood!
Mariners Harbor Library
Edgewater Hall
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, May 30
@ 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 30
@ 11 a.m.
US Citizenship Test Study Group
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+,
Immigrants,
Adults
Wed, May 30
@ 11 a.m.
E-Book Central
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. There are only three individual slots available, for 15 minutes each.
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, May 30
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Read to Each Other
Bring a reading buddy to the Library so that you can share the love of reading with a friend. Everyone enjoys having someone read to them and what better place to find the perfect read aloud book than the library!
Tremont LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, May 30
@ 3 p.m.
TechConnect
Programming Fundamentals with Python -*PLEASE READ CLASS DESCRIPTION*
Learn the fundamentals of computer programming with the popular language Python. This class will cover concepts fundamental to all programming languages and provide an introduction to coding more generally. This is a three (3) hour class, with a 15-20 minute break in the middle. You MUST be comfortable using a computer in order to code, especially typing. We highly recommend being able to type at least 20 words per minute. You can test yourself here: http://typing-speed-test.aoeu.eu/ T…
58th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults
Wed, May 30
@ 3 p.m.
Garden Reading
The weather is finally warm and beautiful! Why not enjoy a nice book in Webster’s quaint courtyard. *Space is limited! To ensure everyone has a chance to read in the courtyard, sessions will be 1 hour long. If no one is waiting, you may be granted extra time. Tuesdays, 12PM-2PM Wednesdays, 3PM-5PM Saturdays, 11AM-1PM Starting on May 29th until August 29th!!
Webster LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, May 30
@ 3:15 p.m.
Read to Me
Readers at any reading level come enjoy the pleasure of reading and being read to. We will sit together and take turns reading aloud in a friendly and judgment free environment to ensue better readers and great listeners. AGES 5-12.
South Beach LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, May 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime (all ages)
The librarian will share favorite, new, and seasonal stories. Coloring pages and crayons will be on hand to share after the reading. This storytime is held on the second floor storytime rug.
Muhlenberg LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Wed, May 30
@ 4 p.m.
Books & Crafts
Love what you're reading? Hate it? Let's talk about it while doing a quick craft activity during our monthly book discussion and.....free pizza!! Food, books, and crafting? It's going to be a blast! For ages 13-18!
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, May 30
@ 4:30 p.m.
Read to Lola, our New York Therapy Dog!
Come read to our therapy dog Lola 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. Available every Wednesday in the children's story time room.
Yorkville Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, May 31
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Sing-Along!
Little ones can sing, dance and clap along as we enjoy some old favorites on the guitar--and learn some new tunes together! Children build literacy skills through rhythm, rhyme and music, so we'll be building a foundation for reading AND having a fantastically fun time.
Melrose LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
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