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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, July 24
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Read In
Cool out with us as we read aloud some of our wonderful library books followed by quiet read alone time. Ages:5-8 years old
Bloomingdale Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, July 24
@ 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 July choices are: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo Matilda 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 August!
West Farms LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, July 24
@ 4:30 p.m.
Family Story Time
Enjoy a reading of books and coloring. All ages. Caregiver must be present.
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren
Mon, July 24
@ 5 p.m.
Storytime: Dive into Reading
Join us for an evening of seasonal stories and a fun activity.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren
Mon, July 24
@ 6 p.m.
Summer Films: Mondays at 6 pm!
June 12: No film! We are rehearsing for our upcoming production of Uncle Vanya. Reserve a seat today! June 19: Black Narcissus (1947; 100 mins.) Emotions burn very hot when a group of nuns settle into a convent high in the Himalayas. Spectacular cinematography in Technicolor. Starring Deborah Kerr and Sabu. June 26: Bunny Lake is Missing (1965; 107 mins.) A little girl is dropped off at school but when her mother (Carol Lynley, left, top) goes back to pick her up – the teachers deny sh…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, July 25
@ 8 a.m.
Early Literacy
Summer Reading Coloring time@PKR
There will be a coloring table in our children's room where children will be able to have a limit of three coloring pages per day until August 31,2017.
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 10 a.m.
Early Literacy
Little Lion Cubs: Summer Mini-Camp for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Did your child graduate from kindergarten or a pre-kindergarten program this school year? Or, is your child entering kindergarten or a pre-kindergarten program in September 2017? Then, our Little Lion Cubs Summer Mini-Camp is the perfect way to beat the summer slide or to get a jump start on learning for the fall! Part classroom, part storytime, this program focuses on letter & number recognition, basic math skills, science, social concepts (sharing, manners, etc.), and more! For ages…
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 10 a.m.
Early Literacy
What is Transportation?
Please note: These workshops will be held as a part of our Little Lion Cubs Summer Mini-Camp for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten age children. In order to participate, your child must be attending the Little Lion Cubs Mini-Camp. No registration is required for the Little Lion Cubs Summer Mini-Camp. What Is Transporation? In this 4-session series, Pre-K and Kindergarten age children will learn about transportation and how we get around by land, by air, and by water. They will engage in hand…
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 10 a.m.
Early Literacy
Little Lion Cubs: Summer Mini-Camp for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Did your child graduate from kindergarten or a pre-kindergarten program this school year? Or, is your child entering kindergarten or a pre-kindergarten program in September 2017? Then, our Little Lion Cubs Summer Mini-Camp is the perfect way to beat the summer slide or to get a jump start on learning for the fall! Part classroom, part storytime, this program focuses on letter & number recognition, basic math skills, science, social concepts (sharing, manners, etc.), and more! For ages…
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 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, July 25
@ 11 a.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
Tue, July 25
@ 11 a.m.
Summer Activities
Staff led programs that engage children and tweens in a variety of activites including LEGO building, card and board games, science experiments, arts and craft, karaoke, and more.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 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, July 25
@ 12 noon
Summer Movie Marathon
Beat the heat with a free screening of a different classic summer movie each week! July 11: Jaws July 18: Do the Right Thing July 25: Dirty Dancing
Hamilton Fish Park Library, AuditoriumAdults
Tue, July 25
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Little Picassos Mini-Camp
Is there an artist inside of you waiting to emerge? Then don’t miss this chance to draw, paint, and create. We will learn about famous artists and their style. From Impressionism to Pop Art, we will try to create our own artistic visions using famous masterpieces as our inspiration. For ages 6-12. Registration required. Please register in-person or by calling the library at 718-442-8560. Online registration is suspended due to system errors. What are mini-camps? Our summer mini-camps ar…
St. George Library CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Colorful Afternoons
Tuesday summer afternoons will be colorful at the Countee Cullen library! We'll be putting out our coloring materials and coloring pages for a relaxing and artistic activity.
Countee Cullen Library, Story Hour RoomChildren
Tue, July 25
@ 1 p.m.
Reading Time: A Case in Any Case
Read together a story! Work on your reading skills this summer with A Case in Any Case, a story of two animal detectives that have to solve mystery. Best for ages 7 and up
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Club
Come join us in the children's room each day at 1:00pm for our Summer Reading Club! All computers will be turned off, all games put away, and for 30 minutes we'll all curl up with our favorite books, read, and earn stars towards Summer Reading prizes!
Melrose LibraryChildren
Tue, July 25
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Club!
Join us at Grand Concourse Library each day during the summer at 1:00pm when we stop everything, grab a book and READ! A great opportunity to earn Summer Reading prizes!
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren
Tue, July 25
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Reading, Coloring and Creating for the Out School Time
If you are not planning to go away for the Summer Time ; visit us at the Belmont Library for an hour of fun, Reading, Coloring and Creating.!!!!
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 1 p.m.
Adult Art Therapy
Looking for a new way to relax? Enjoy the sublime pleasure of coloring. Coloring sheets, crayons, coloring pencils, and also motivational and inspirational reading materials will be provided to participants by the library.
96th Street LibraryAdults
Tue, July 25
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Club
All children are welcome to come and be a part of the Summer Reading Club @ Parkchester Library. All summer long you can read the book of your choice for 30 minutes when the club meets and earn 2 tickets each day that you can use at our summer reading bookstore to get different summer reading goodies displayed on the children's floor. The more days you participate and read, the more tickets you earn for library goodies, so don't miss out!
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren
Tue, July 25
@ 1:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH SPEAKERS: St. Agnes Library - July 2017
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 speakers of English.…
St. Agnes Library, The Pasculano Foundation Adult Learning CenterEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, July 25
@ 2 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL FAIRY-TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD!
Build a better world through the magic of reading over the summer ! Every country has fairy-tales and folk tales. We first see where the fairy-tale is from on our map. We then get taken away to magical worlds and different cultures!
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 2 p.m.
SUMMER READING BOOK CART GIVEAWAY
Help yourself to some free books that are patrons have so kindly donated.
New Dorp LibraryAdults
Tue, July 25
@ 2 p.m.
SUMMER READING BOOK CART GIVEAWAY
Help yourself to some free books that are patrons have so kindly donated.
New Dorp LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 25
@ 2 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Tinker Shop Summer 2017
In this 4-session series, children in grades 3-5 will learn how to "tinker" productively. Library staff will guide kids through fun, child-centered, science-based maker workshops! They will engage in hands-on activities using crafts materials, magnets, conductive tape, and more! Workshop series is FREE. Space is limited, so please register in advance at the library.
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 2 p.m.
SUMMER READING GIVEAWAY BOOK CART
Help yourself to some free books that are patrons have so kindly donated.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Reading Super Star!!!
Come read at the library between 2pm -2:30pm and earn extra stars towards your Summer Reading prizes.
Woodstock LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 2 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, July 25
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
A Better World
A Summer Reading Program Using the manga artform to create stories and characters of diversity, empowerment, and tolerance. Creating new worlds that are fair, diverse and fun, we learn how to use cartooning and Manga to make the world a better place. One-shot or part of group of classes that focus on how to make comics the right and fair way. Presented by Ivan Velez. For ages 13-18 years old.
Wakefield LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 25
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Build a Better World with UNICEF
A Summer Reading Program! For 70 years, across 190 countries and territories, UNICEF protects the rights of every child. UNICEF can offer branches a free workshop for children or teens that will cover life-saving programs in health, water, education, emergencies and much more! In keeping with the "BUILD A BETTER WORLD" theme for Summer Reading 2017, workshops will highlight how we can all work together to create a better world for children! Through hands-on activities and interactive discussio…
Inwood LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Build a Better World Through Reading: Summer Reading Club
What are you reading this summer? How can reading build a better world? We will write essays for the chance to win Yankee Tickets.
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
SHSAT Prep at the Library
Are you getting ready for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT)? Join our summer long study group! Learn basic test taking skills and practice SHSAT questions. Registration required and limited to 10 students. To register click here, stop by the library, or call 212-923-6054 Preference is given to students taking the test this year.
Washington Heights LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 25
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Power Hour
Hang out at the Library this summer and challenge yourself to read 20 minutes a day! Earn prizes by joining us as for Reading Power Hours, checking out books, attending FREE Programs and more. DON'T FORGET to write down the name of the book you read, and how many minutes you read on the calendar and have a parent or librarian sign your log-book to earn 3 STARS.
Francis Martin Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Tinker Shop Summer 2017
In this 4-session series, children in grades 3-5 will learn how to "tinker" productively. Library staff will guide kids through fun, child-centered, science-based maker workshops! They will engage in hands-on activities using crafts materials, magnets, conductive tape, and more!
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Tinker Shop Summer 2017
In this 4-session series, children in grades 3-5 will learn how to "tinker" productively. Library staff will guide kids through fun, child-centered, science-based maker workshops! They will engage in hands-on activities using crafts materials, magnets, conductive tape, and more!
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
R.E.A.D. with 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, July 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Art Around the World
A Summer Reading Program Students embark on a journey across the globe, discovering unique artistic styles and mediums from different countries and cultures such as Islamic architecture and West African Adinkra cloths. Best for children ages 4 and older. Presented by Children's Museum of Manhattan
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Read Aloud Hour
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Morrisania LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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