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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, January 25
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Join us every Thursday at 11:30am for Family Storytime! This program includes interactive stories and activities that will help foster a love of learning through reading, singing, talking, and playing! Children of all ages are welcome, but note that the storytime will focus on Pre-K readiness. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Also check out our Baby Storytime on Mondays at 11:30am for ages 0-18 months and Toddler Storytime Tuesdays at 11:30am for Toddlers 18 months-3 years.
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Thu, January 25
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Workshop: Library Baby Shower
TALKING, SINGING, READING, PLAYING and WRITING. These are the building blocks to literacy. But have you forgotten all the words to the songs and rhymes your parents used to sing to you? Do you want to learn new ones for your little one? Need suggestions for books to share? Not sure where to find resources? Join us for a short information session and get some helpful pointers. For new and expectant parents. Light refreshments will be served.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryFamilies,
Parents/Caregivers
Thu, January 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
Thu, January 25
@ 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, January 25
@ 1 p.m.
Shakespeare Reading and Discussion Group
The Shakespeare Reading and Discussion Group meets alternating Thursdays at 1pm in the second floor community room. The first play discussed in 2018 will be As You Like It. Check at the first floor desk for copies. January meeting dates: 1/11 and 1/25.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorAdults
Thu, January 25
@ 2:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH SPEAKERS: St. Agnes Library - January 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
Thu, January 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Storytime: Read Aloud With Jackie
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, January 25
@ 6 p.m.
Bernstein Findings: What is American Music?
January 18, 1950 – WNYC, live from Tanglewood: “Here, seated around two pianos are four of the leading American composers – Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Lucas Foss, and Irving Fine… Probably the best way to give you a good picture of what American music promises for the future, is to just throw the topic to the four gentlemen, like tossing it to the lions, as it were, and let them bat it around…” As part of our Bernstein centennial celebration, the Library reconsiders the question “What is…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Fri, January 26
@ 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, January 26
@ 10 a.m.
Jerome Robbins Symposium
The Jerome Robbins Dance Division celebrates the centennial of Jerome Robbins, with a day-long symposium, featuring presentations by Library fellows, including Alastair Macaulay, Julie Lemberger, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Ninotchka Bennahum, Robert Greskovic, and Hiie Saumaa. Reserve your general admission seat HERE 10:00am-10:45am Alastair Macaulay, An Investigation of Nijinsky's ballet ''L'Après-midi d'un faune' and Robbins’ ballet 'Afternoon of a Faun', Examining Differences and Connect…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Fri, January 26
@ 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, January 26
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Families join us for an interactive storytime followed by free play with early literacy toys. We will also provide parents with early literacy teaching techniques for promoting reading development.
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Fri, January 26
@ 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, January 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
Book Fun!
Encourage curiosity, exploration, and a love of reading in this family story time aimed at fostering your child’s sense of wonderment with the world around them. For ages 4 and up. Pre-registration is recommended.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Fri, January 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
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, January 26
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family 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, January 27
@ 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, January 27
@ 11 a.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
Sat, January 27
@ 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, January 27
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime 學前班故事時間
A library program for preschoolers 3-5 years old and their caregivers, focusing on developing early literacy skills through reading of picture books, action songs, and related activities. 從3歲至5歲兒童可以和父母或監護人一起參與互動故事時間有動作音樂,手指戲劇,並認識附近同年齡的小朋友。
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Sat, January 27
@ 12 noon
Bronx Memoir Project with Author AJ Sidransky
Bronx Memoir Project is a literary program produced by the Bronx Council on the Arts. It cultivates and collects memoir fragments written by Bronx residents, which are published as a paperback book at the end of the program cycle. The first volume was published in 2014 and features the works of over 50 local writers who shared tales of homecoming, love, loss, & more. AJ Sidransky will host two workshops for the second edition of the Bronx Memoir Project here at the City Island Library. We ho…
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Sat, January 27
@ 1 p.m.
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
Sat, January 27
@ 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
Sat, January 27
@ 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, January 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
American Encounters: American Quartet
One of the great treasures of the Library’s music archives is a receipt. Dated 1893, it is a signed acknowledgment of a $2,000 salary payment to the distinguished Bohemian composer Antonin Dvorak, who had traveled across the world to direct our nation’s fledgling National Conservatory of Music. During his legendary years in America, Dvorak inspired a new generation of young composers to listen to songs of marginalized peoples and create uniquely “American Music.” His influence continued to reson…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, January 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
Book Chat with Writers from the Bronx
Please join us for a reading featuring three writers from the Bronx: Robert Farrell: Meditations on the Body Robert Farrell lives and works in the Bronx, New York. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Brooklyn Review, NOON: journal of the short poem, REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Santa Fe Literary Review, Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies and elsewhere. His chapbook, Meditations on the Body, was published in 2017 by Ghostbird Press. Originally from Houston, Texas, h…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Mon, January 29
@ 11 a.m.
Jewelry Making Workshop: Cocktail Rings
Please join us for a jewelry making workshop, focused on beaded cocktail rings, led by Phyllis Tamburri. Classes will meet Mondays January 22 and 29, February 5 and 12, 11am-12:30pm. Ms. Tamburri has been teaching bead making for three years at Sirovich Center and Stuyvesant Community Center. All materials will be provided. Just make sure to bring your reading glasses! Space is limited; Registration is required. Please sign up online, in person, or by phone! Classes will meet in the second…
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorAdults
Mon, January 29
@ 11 a.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
Mon, January 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
Mon, January 29
@ 1 p.m.
TechConnect
Learn 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. Note that this is a two-part class, the first session will be from 1PM - 3PM, the second from 5:30PM - 7:30PM. You must attend the first session in order to attend the second. You MUST be comfortable using a computer in order to code, especially typing. We highly recommend being able to t…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults
Mon, January 29
@ 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
Mon, January 29
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Story Time
A librarian will share picture books, engaging children with the joy of reading and life-long learning.
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Mon, January 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Story Time
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. For ages 4 to 12 years old.
Morris Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, January 29
@ 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, January 29
@ 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, January 29
@ 5:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Learn 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. Note that this is a two-part class, the first session will be from 1PM - 3PM, the second from 5:30PM - 7:30PM. You must attend the first session in order to attend the second. You MUST be comfortable using a computer in order to code, especially typing. We highly recommend being able to t…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults
Tue, January 30
@ 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. You must register to attend. Please check back on Friday, January 26 for the RSVP link.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, January 30
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Learning: Playdough Letters
Parents and caregivers, come learn about fun, easy ways to encourage literacy at home! Through these workshops you will learn how to develop your child's pre-literacy skills to help prepare them to become successful readers at an early age. Children will be learning letters in preparation for Pre-K. We will be reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin before our hands on activity. Children ages 3-5 Parents and Guardians are encouraged to participate
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, January 30
@ 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, January 30
@ 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
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