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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, August 29
@ 4 p.m.
Story Time
A librarian will share some of their favorite pictures books, providing children ages 2 to 5 the opportunity to experience the wonderment of books and the joy of reading.
Huguenot Park LibraryChildren
Mon, August 29
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Summer Reading Celebration
Join us for our End of Summer Celebration! Be part of the top 12 readers of the summer and get invited to a Pizza Party on August 26 and a chance to enter our drawing to win our grand prizes!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, August 29
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading Club Reading Contest.
Join the Summer Reading Club and enjoy your summer reading books. At this time computers will be shut off to give you some quiet time to read a book. If you read a book for just 20 minutes you will earn a star sticker on our Spelling Bee/ Summer Reading Challenge chart. If you gain the most stickers by the end of August you will win the grand prize! If you do not gain the most stickers you can still participate in our Summer Reading Club Finale Party and walk away with a goody bag!
West Farms LibraryChildren
Mon, August 29
@ 6 p.m.
Oomph, Olivia, and Our Gal Judy: Summer Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. June 6: 8 Women (2002; 111 mins.) Dir: François Ozon. One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! French with English Subtitles. Starring Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart. June 13: Swimming Pool (2003; 102…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, August 30
@ 10:30 a.m.
Baby & Toddler Storytime
Join us for books, songs, rhymes, and movement to nurture early literacy and learning skills in babies and toddlers. Enjoy reading, music, and bouncing with your little one and meet other babies and toddlers in the neighborhood. Recommended for children ages 3 & under with parent/caregiver. Baby & Toddler Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30 am and 11:15 am PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited space capacity, attendance is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, August 30
@ 11:15 a.m.
Baby & Toddler Storytime
Join us for books, songs, rhymes, and movement to nurture early literacy and learning skills in babies and toddlers. Enjoy reading, music, and bouncing with your little one and meet other babies and toddlers in the neighborhood. Recommended for children ages 3 & under with parent/caregiver. Baby & Toddler Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30 am and 11:15 am PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited space capacity, attendance is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, August 30
@ 11:30 a.m.
Prepare for the High School Equivalency Exam!
Prepare for the High School Equivalency Exam! New York State’s high school equivalency test is called the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC- formerly known as the GED). This free course will help you prepare to take this important exam. The five sections of the test are Reading Literacy, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. You must come to the testing/enrollment session on Tuesday, August 30 at 11:30 am to participate in this free course! Classes start Friday, Septem…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, August 30
@ 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, August 30
@ 12 noon
2016 Summer Olympics in Rio
We will be showing the 2016 Summer Olympics in the community room when there are no regularly scheduled programs.We will begin showing the Olympics on August 8 at 12:00 noon until Friday August 19 at 4:45 when the library closes to the public. The games continue until Sunday the 21st. with the closing ceremonies in the evening.
Clason's Point Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
Children,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, August 30
@ 12 noon
Canceled
Silent Reading Party!
Silent reading parties are becoming popular everywhere. Come enjoy reading a book of your choice in a quiet space. Experience the ambience of people reading together in silence. Too distracted to get your reading done? Here is a supportive environment in which to do it.
53rd Street LibraryAdults
Tue, August 30
@ 12 noon
Summer Reading Club Reading Time Contest.
Join the Summer Reading Club and enjoy your summer reading books. At this time computers will be shut off to give you some quiet time to read a book. If you read a book for just 20 minutes you will earn a star sticker on our Spelling Bee/ Summer Reading Challenge chart. If you gain the most stickers by the end of August you will win the grand prize! If you do not gain the most stickers you can still participate in our Summer Reading Club Finale Party and walk away with a goody bag!
West Farms LibraryChildren
Tue, August 30
@ 2 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, August 30
@ 2 p.m.
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, August 30
@ 2 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Nursery Rhyme Relays!
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands ­on creative programs at your local branch!
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, August 30
@ 2:30 p.m.
Read Aloud and Craft
Sharing favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
South Beach LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, August 30
@ 3 p.m.
Picture Book Story-time
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Riverdale LibraryChildren
Tue, August 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Arts & Crafts
Children create seasonal and fun crafts using a variety of materials and skills. All materials provided.
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, August 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Arts & Crafts
Children create seasonal and fun crafts using a variety of materials and skills. All materials provided.
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, August 30
@ 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.
Morrisania LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, August 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Arts & Crafts
Children create seasonal and fun crafts using a variety of materials and skills. All materials provided.
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, August 30
@ 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.
Morrisania LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, August 30
@ 4 p.m.
Reading Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books, and the joy of reading.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, August 30
@ 4 p.m.
Word of the Day!
Each day, Monday through Friday there will be a vocabulary word posted on the children's bullentin board on the second floor children's room. If you can come up with one sentence using the vocabulary word you will earn a sticker for that day and the sticker will be placed on our Spelling Bee Contest chart. Every Friday we will have a spelling bee contest using the five vocabulary words that were on bulletin board. The winner will gain three stickers to go on Spelling Bee Contest Chart. A…
West Farms LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, August 30
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in The Game: Be a Library All-Star!
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! exercise your mind with hands-on creative programs. Nursery Rhyme Relays (ages 6-12)
Morningside HeightsChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, August 30
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Movie
Take a break from the heat and come enjoy a classic movie at the library. This month we will be showing: August 2: 12 Angry Men (96 min) August 9: Death on the Nile (97 min) August 16: Sarah's Key (111 min) August 23: Annie Get Your Gun (107 min) August 30: The Sapphires (103 min) All movies will be shown on Tuesday at 4pm.
Bloomingdale Library
Staten Island Care Center
Adults
Tue, August 30
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading Club Reading Contest.
Join the Summer Reading Club and enjoy your summer reading books. At this time computers will be shut off to give you some quiet time to read a book. If you read a book for just 20 minutes you will earn a star sticker on our Spelling Bee/ Summer Reading Challenge chart. If you gain the most stickers by the end of August you will win the grand prize! If you do not gain the most stickers you can still participate in our Summer Reading Club Finale Party and walk away with a goody bag!
West Farms LibraryChildren
Tue, August 30
@ 5 p.m.
Accessible & Assistive Technology
NVDA: a Free Screen Reader for Windows
Are you curious about how you could use a Windows computer with low or no vision? Do you wish your computer would read long articles and books out loud for you? Learn about a program, created by a team of blind programmers and freely available to anyone in the world, We’ll cover installation, set-up, basic commands for reading, getting online, and resources for further study. Please register to reserve your spot by emailing ChanceyFleet@nypl.org or calling (212) 621-0627.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wed, August 31
@ 10:30 a.m.
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, August 31
@ 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, August 31
@ 11 a.m.
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, August 31
@ 11 a.m.
Reading Aloud
A librarian will read favorite picture books, sharing the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Countee Cullen Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 31
@ 11 a.m.
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 LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, August 31
@ 11 a.m.
Family Story Time
Join us in August as we continue exploring the continents. Get to know other families in the neighborhood while we read new picture books and old favorites, sing lively action songs, and engage in free play / craft time. Have a great souvenir from summer vacation? Bring it for our show-and-tell time! Know how to sing and count in another language? Teach us! We can't wait to get to know you. This program is open to children of all ages and their caregivers.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 31
@ 12 noon
2016 Summer Olympics in Rio
We will be showing the 2016 Summer Olympics in the community room when there are no regularly scheduled programs.We will begin showing the Olympics on August 8 at 12:00 noon until Friday August 19 at 4:45 when the library closes to the public. The games continue until Sunday the 21st. with the closing ceremonies in the evening.
Clason's Point Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
Children,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, August 31
@ 12 noon
Summer Reading Club Reading Time Contest.
Join the Summer Reading Club and enjoy your summer reading books. At this time computers will be shut off to give you some quiet time to read a book. If you read a book for just 20 minutes you will earn a star sticker on our Spelling Bee/ Summer Reading Challenge chart. If you gain the most stickers by the end of August you will win the grand prize! If you do not gain the most stickers you can still participate in our Summer Reading Club Finale Party and walk away with a goody bag!
West Farms LibraryChildren
Wed, August 31
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Get in the Game Magic Show
A Summer Reading Celebration for All Ages! "Get in the Game: Read" themed magic show with sports related props and crazy antics. For all ages. Presented by Pete and Chris Amusements.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, August 31
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading celebration for Adults
Come Join us to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading program, where we will host different activities in our beautiful backyard.
Mosholu LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, August 31
@ 2 p.m.
Crafternoons: Awesome August!
It's the Crafternoon Series: Awesome August! Come join us for our series of Arts and Crafts activites held in the afternoon. We have some fun crafts to entertain you for the summer! All activites begin at 2:00PM!!! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.* Crafternoon 1 (Monday, August 1st): Duct Tape Crafts Crafternoon 2 (Wednesday, August 3rd): Origami Crafternoon 3 (Monday, August 8th): Embroidery, Pt. 1 Crafternoon 4 (Wednesday, August 10th): Embr…
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, August 31
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading Club
Kids who do not read during the Summer will fall behind one reading level when school starts. Come into the library and read for twenty minutes.
Hunts Point LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 31
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands-on creative programs at your local branch! Games and Gaming (ages 12-18). Space is limited, so please register in advance at the library.
Morrisania LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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