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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Fri, October 20
@ 10 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
Fri, October 20
@ 10 a.m.
Early Literacy
Library Playdate
Come play at the library with toys and friends! Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers can join us for unstructured play and casual reading in a warm social environment.
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, October 20
@ 10:30 a.m.
Plaster Sculpture Workshop
With the guidance of artist Francine Perlman, YOU will create sculpture through a variety of methods: mixing and pouring plaster into existing containers of various shapes, carving into the hardened shapes, joining the molded shapes together, and draping plaster-dipped strips of fabric or paper over existing forms or shaped wire mesh. After forms are complete, they may be painted or decorated in other ways. This is a fun and freewheeling class with the goal of completing one or more pieces in tw…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Fri, October 20
@ 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
Fri, October 20
@ 11:30 a.m.
eLibrary/SimplyE Hour
eLibrary/SimplyE Hour Learn how to use Overdrive and check out library ebooks on your computer, Kindle, Nook and iPad. For a hands on experience, please bring your laptop and eReading devices.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryAdults
Fri, October 20
@ 2 p.m.
Bingo Book Talk
*Play Bingo *Each winner must give a 1-2 min book talk about the current book they’re reading *Prizes (6 winners) *Bonus Prize for the best book talk
96th Street Library, AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers
Fri, October 20
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren
Fri, October 20
@ 3:30 p.m.
Mandarin for Teens
This workshop combines Chinese language, art and cultural together. This is a perfect opportunity for teenagers to learn mandarin speaking as well as Chinese characters and reading in a very short period of time. After 10 -15 workshops, participants will be able to use mandarin in daily conversation or travel to China as well as being exposed to 5,000 years of Chinese culture, history, geography and philosophy. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by Wall Street Chinese
Mosholu LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, October 20
@ 3:30 p.m.
Ongoing
Kids Unplugged!
While modern technology offers us opportunities that are truly incredible and life-changing, it's important to remember that you can still have quite a lot of fun without staring at a screen. Come join us in the upstairs Reading Room to make new friends while playing a variety of card and board games! If the event leaves you wanting more unplugged fun, check out some of these books filled with ideas for creative games and activities: Unbored Games: Serious Fun for Everyone The Ultimate Indoor…
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, October 20
@ 3:30 p.m.
Manga Minute
Are you a fan of Japanese manga? Join us for 30 minutes of reading manga, with a discussion to follow. Share your love of manga with our YA staff and other manga fans!
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, October 20
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Story Time
A Librarian will share Favorite Picture Books, providing Children with the Wonder of Books and the Joy of Reading. For ages 3 & up.
Richmondtown LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, October 21
@ 10 a.m.
The CRAFT of WAR WRITING
NEW Season – Starts SEPT 9 A VOICES FROM WAR Collaboration FALL 2017 Free Writing Workshop for Veterans ♦ REGISTRATION OPEN https://voicesfromwar.org/workshop/♦ and the General Public FALL DATES: SEPT 9, 16, 23, & 30 ▪ OCT 7, 14, 21, & 28 ▪ NOV 4 & 18 *NEW TIME: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm * ABOUT the CLASS: Writing starts with reading. With this in mind, The Craft of War Writing focuses on reading war narratives while considering how participants can draft their own stories. Each week,…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Adults
Sat, October 21
@ 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
Sat, October 21
@ 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
Sat, October 21
@ 11 a.m.
Programs on Demand
Book Talk: What's New?
Do you have a love of reading books? Are you looking for newer titles to read? Or are you curious to read some interesting titles? Never fear, your librarian is here! Join us, as our Adult Librarian introduces upcoming releases as well as some newer titles that are available in our collection. Free giveaway of all titles mentioned.
South Beach LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sat, October 21
@ 11 a.m.
Read to Fritz, our New York Therapy Dog!
Come read to our therapy dog Fritz! 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 Saturday in the children's story time room.
Yorkville Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, October 21
@ 1 p.m.
Gotham Pulp Collectors Club
If you collect, read, or are just interested in classic Pulp magazines and you live in or near NYC, you want to know about the Gotham Pulp Collectors Club. We are pulp readers and collectors who meet once a month to talk about our favorite subject: popular fiction magazines from the first half of the 20th century. We discuss what we've been reading along with new developments in the fields of reprints, movies, TV, auctions, conventions, "New Pulp" fiction, and more. Attendance is always free!
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults,
Book Lovers
Sat, October 21
@ 1 p.m.
Instant Shakespeare Company
The Instant Shakespeare Company presents a reading of, Henry the Fifth.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Sat, October 21
@ 1 p.m.
U.S. Citizenship Workshop
Adults preparing to take the United States Citizenship Test are invited to join us for our monthly 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. We will provide all students with an N-400 Application for Naturalization and a FREE pocket study guide with…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults,
Immigrants
Sat, October 21
@ 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,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, October 21
@ 2 p.m.
Third Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology Book Event: A Celebration of Poetry and Prose
Third Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology Book Event A Celebration of Poetry and Prose Saturday, October 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. New York Public Library – Mulberry Street Branch 10 Jersey Street (b/w Mulberry St. and Lafayette St. New York, NY 10012 212 – 966 -3424 Free Admission— LIMITED OPEN MIC SUBWAYS: D, F to Bway/ Lafayette St. 4, 6 to Bleecker St. N, R, W to Prince St. http://web.mta.info/weekender/lineview.html?r=m Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Sat, October 21
@ 2 p.m.
Kids Tech Club
Each session will begin with your child practicing their typing skills and then they will be introduced to a fun educational game website! They can use the website to help improve their reading, math, and critical thinking skills. ***Please bring headphones!! Recommended for ages 7-12.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, October 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Meet Author Valerie Auguste’-Partin for Book Reading /Q&A
Valerie is an author, entertainment writer, and poet! People who lose loved ones to terminal illnesses grieve differently than those whose loved ones just pass away. Long after our loved ones are gone we still carry the emotional baggage and invisible scars of watching them in pain and suffering. Hopefully my challenging grief journey will be inspirational and give hope to anyone who has lost someone to a terminal illness or disease. Remembering that grieving is a highly individual experience…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sat, October 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
In concert: Pianist, Phillip Dyson
International Concert Pianist Phillip Dyson, from London, England returns with another sensational show featuring some of the world's most popular and best loved Piano Classics, including: Rachmaninov Prelude in C sharp minor, Schubert Impromptu in G flat, Chopin Fantaisie-Impromptu, Fats Waller Alligator Crawl, Beethoven 'Moonlight' Sonata, Scott Joplin Bethena, excerpts from George Gershwin 'An American in Paris' .... and much more! A world class pianist and great entertainer performing to 'se…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 11 a.m.
Toddler Story Time with Officers Louise and Tammy -- Halloween Safety Edition
Come out for a special Toddler Story Time visit from our local police officers. Officer Louise and Officer Tammy will be reading stories and crafting with us today as we talk about Halloween safety. For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, October 23
@ 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, October 23
@ 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
Mon, October 23
@ 3 p.m.
Tutoring Club
Having trouble reading or ELA? Need extra support getting homework done? Tutoring (K-5th) is available with the librarian at Soundview Library, Monday afternoons from 3 pm to 5pm during the school year. Please register your student for a 30 minute tutoring session at the circulation desk the week prior. There is a five (5) minute grace period. ¿Tiene problemas para leer o ELA? ¿Necesita apoyo adicional para hacer la tarea? Tutoría (K-5) está disponible con el bibliotecario en la biblioteca…
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, October 23
@ 3 p.m.
Family Story Time
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, October 23
@ 3 p.m.
PART II- Art of the Collage: Frida Kahlo
PartII-Art of the Collage: Monday, October 23rd 2017 Time: 3-5:30pm After reading the book Maria Hesse. Una Biografía: Frida Kahlo, join us for an art making collage class. Make a collage inspired by Frida Kahlo. **Space is limited. Registration is required**.
Hunts Point LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, October 23
@ 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, October 23
@ 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, October 23
@ 3:30 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
Mon, October 23
@ 3:30 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
Mon, October 23
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Reading Aloud Storytime
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, October 23
@ 4 p.m.
Read to Mildred, our New York Therapy Dog!
Come read to our therapy dog Mildred! 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 Monday!
Webster LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, October 23
@ 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, October 23
@ 4 p.m.
Kid's Book Club!
Join us Monday afternoon for Kid's Book Club! Kids in grades 3-5, ages 8-11 enjoy reading aloud the chosen book for the month. Our September choices are: Leroy Ninker Saddles Up by Kate Dicamillo Little Rhino: My New Team by Ryan Howard & Krystle Howard The Twits by Roald Dahl At the end of the month we will enjoy snacks as we discus the book and help choose what to read next in October!
West Farms LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, October 23
@ 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
Mon, October 23
@ 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
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