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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 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 19
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Storytime: Baby Lapsit
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. Please click here to register for class on Tuesday, December 19th.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, December 19
@ 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 19
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Coloring
Looking for a new way to relax ? Enjoy the Sublime pleasure of coloring. Coloring sheet, crayons, coloring pencils, and reading materials will be provided to participants by the library.
96th Street LibraryAdults
Tue, December 19
@ 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, December 19
@ 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, December 19
@ 1:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH SPEAKERS: St. Agnes Library - December 2017
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, December 19
@ 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, December 19
@ 4 p.m.
Homework Help!
Does your math homework have you pulling out your hair? Science projects making you cringe? Reading and writing making you lose sleep? Don't fret....just come to our Homework Help program! Our teen volunteers are here to help you with whatever school work you have.
Melrose LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, December 19
@ 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 19
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion Group: The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
Join a Parkchester staff member and other book club members for a lively book discussion. This month's book will be The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson. The bestselling author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand returns with a breathtaking novel of love on the eve of World War I that reaches far beyond the small English town in which it is set. Please ask at the circulation desk for a copy of this month's book or look for the e-book. Light refreshments served.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, December 19
@ 6 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for HIGH BEGINNER ENGLISH SPEAKERS: St. Agnes Library - December 2017
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 December: Dec. 5…
St. Agnes Library, The Pasculano Foundation Adult Learning CenterEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, December 20
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby/Toddler Storytime
Infants from birth to pre-walking age (0-18 months) and Toddlers (from 18 months to 3 years) 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, toddlers and families in the neighborhood in a warm and friendly environment.
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, December 20
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
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, December 20
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime & Craft
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
Wed, December 20
@ 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
Wed, December 20
@ 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 20
@ 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
Wed, December 20
@ 1 p.m.
Book Discussion Group: The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
The Riverdale Branch Library meets the third Wednesday of every month @ 1:00 p.m. This month the group will be discussing The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson Book club participants must reserve copies of each title through the Library's catalog system. Reserve your copy by placing a hold online at www.nypl.org or visiting your local branch.
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Wed, December 20
@ 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. Please note: Programs take place on the second floor. There is no elevator available, and strol…
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Wed, December 20
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Story Time
Story time isn't just for kids! Sit back, relax, and listen to a librarian read a short story or an excerpt from a literary work for your enjoyment and intellectual stimultion. Reading suggestions or guest readers are welcome.
Sedgwick LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Wed, December 20
@ 3:30 p.m.
R.E.A.D. ® Reading Education Assistance Dogs ®
New York Therapy Animals is the official affiliate of “R.E.A.D.® Reading Education Assistance Dogs®” Program of Intermountain Therapy Animals of Salt Lake City, Utah. R.E.A.D. is the 1st and foremost comprehensive reading to therapy dogs support program helping to improve children’s literacy and social skills through the assistance of trained, registered and insured therapy dog teams as literacy mentors. Dogs can’t read but they can be great listeners! Reading to a therapy dog is fun!…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 20
@ 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, December 20
@ 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. 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,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, December 20
@ 3:45 p.m.
Homework Help!
Does your math homework have you pulling out your hair? Science projects making you cringe? Reading and writing making you lose sleep? Don't fret....just come to our Homework Help program! Our volunteers are here to help you with whatever school work you have.
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 20
@ 4 p.m.
Therapy Dog
Meet Joan and her dog Bodie! Dogs can't read but they sure are good listeners. Once upon a wag, there were specially trained therapy dogs wishing that a child would read them a story. And their wish came true at the Tompkins Square Library! See the schedule for dates to spend 15 minutes reading to Bodie on selected Wednesdays for each Month.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 20
@ 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, December 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for HIGH BEGINNER ENGLISH SPEAKERS: St. Agnes Library - December 2017
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 December: Dec. 5…
St. Agnes Library, The Pasculano Foundation Adult Learning CenterEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Thu, December 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Story Time!
Tales for the teeny tiny! Come join us at Mosholu Library for an interactive reading, song, and play that your little ones will enjoy!
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, December 21
@ 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 four individual slots available, for 15 minutes each.
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, December 21
@ 11 a.m.
NYPL Innovation Project
Next Chapter Book Club
Next Chapter Book Club provides the opportunity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to read, learn and make friends in a community setting. It is not a traditional book club where groups read books on their own time and gather to discuss, but rather the group meets weekly and the participants take turns reading aloud the books that have been preselected for them. Anyone can participate, regardless of their reading level.
Pelham Bay LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Persons with Disabilities
Thu, December 21
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Interact and bond with your baby while reading, singing, and rhyming with your favorite Librarian! For non walking children only!
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren
Thu, December 21
@ 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
Thu, December 21
@ 12 noon
NYPL Innovation Project
Next Chapter Book Club
Next Chapter Book Club provides the opportunity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to read, learn and make friends in a community setting. It is not a traditional book club where groups read books on their own time and gather to discuss, but rather the group meets weekly and the participants take turns reading aloud the books that have been preselected for them. Anyone can participate, regardless of their reading level.
Pelham Bay LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Persons with Disabilities
Thu, December 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH SPEAKERS: St. Agnes Library - December 2017
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
Thu, December 21
@ 3:30 p.m.
Storytime: Read Aloud With Jackie
Children can discover the joy of reading and the wonder of books, plus enjoy a coloring page! For children ages 3-8 with a parent/caregiver
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, December 21
@ 4 p.m.
Homework Help!
Does your math homework have you pulling out your hair? Science projects making you cringe? Reading and writing making you lose sleep? Don't fret....just come to our Homework Help program! Our teen volunteers are here to help you with whatever school work you have.
Melrose LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, December 21
@ 4 p.m.
Author Picture Book Reading: Pillow Fight Night
Join 16-year-old published author Jack Jacob read his children's book titled Pillow Fight Night. This event is open to children and parents/caretakers. December 21, 4:00PM
67th Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, December 21
@ 4:30 p.m.
Family Story Time
Join us for picture book reading and coloring. All ages. Caregiver must be present.
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren
Thu, December 21
@ 4:30 p.m.
Book Club: Strong Female Protagonist
Strong Female Protagonist by Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag With superstrength and invulnerability, Alison Green used to be one of the most powerful superheroes around. Fighting crime with other teenagers under the alter ego Mega Girl was fun — until an encounter with Menace, her mind-reading arch enemy, showed her evidence of a sinister conspiracy, and suddenly battling giant robots didn't seem so important. Now Alison is going to college and trying to find ways to help the world whil…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
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