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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, March 30
@ 11:30 a.m.
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. 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, March 30
@ 12 noon
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, March 30
@ 2 p.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Peek-A-Boo & Books
Come, sing songs, play bouncing rhymes games, and listen to stories and begin your babies lifetime love of reading. This age appropriate program is a perfect introduction to the library for you and your baby. When parents and caregivers participate in this special storytime your baby gets the most from this early learning experience. Our baby story time is for babies ages 3 months to 17 months and parents/caregivers. Ages 3 months to 17 months.
St. Agnes Library, Community Program RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, March 30
@ 2:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH SPEAKERS: St. Agnes Library- March 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
Thu, March 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
Kids' Homework Help
Kids’ Homework Help is here! Are you having trouble completing your homework? Don’t understand those pesky math problems? Struggling with your reading or writing? We are here to help! For ages 5-12. No registration required. All children helped on a first come, first served basis. This program will be held in the Children's Room.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
Read Aloud With Jackie
Kids can discover the joy of reading and the wonder of books, plus enjoy a coloring page. For children ages 3-8 years old with a parent/caregiver
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, March 31
@ 10 a.m.
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, March 31
@ 10 a.m.
Early Literacy
Open Playtime
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, March 31
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Baby Lap Sit
Reading readiness begins at birth, and our programs for the youngest 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.
Hunts Point LibraryParents/Caregivers
Fri, March 31
@ 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 Library
Moriah Senior Center
Children
Fri, March 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Reading Aloud for School Age children at 3:30 p.m. on a Friday afternoon after school
Reading Aloud is a 30 minute program for school age children in which the Children's librarian reads picture books, folk tales , poetry , easy books, and holiday books when appropriate. The CR librarian will also share new books published in 2017 when they arrive at the library . The program is geared towards 5 to 11 year old children .
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, March 31
@ 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 starting 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 Indoo…
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, March 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Reading Aloud for School Age children at 3:30 p.m. on a Friday afternoon after school
Reading Aloud is a 30 minute program for school age children in which the Children's librarian reads picture books, folk tales , poetry , easy books, and holiday books when appropriate. The CR librarian will also share new books published in 2017 when they arrive at the library . The program is geared towards 5 to 11 year old children .
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, March 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Anime Club!
Do you love reading manga and watching anime? Come to the teen room to discuss your favorite manga and watch your favorite series. Paper and colored pencils will be provided for young adults who want to draw their favorite characters or create their own.
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, March 31
@ 4 p.m.
Reading Aloud
A Librarian will share Favorite Picture books, providing children with the Wonder of Books and the Joy of Reading. For ages 3 & up.
Richmondtown LibraryToddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, March 31
@ 7 p.m.
TeenLIVE
Reading Without Walls: A Conversation with Author Gene Luen Yang
The New York Public Library encourages Reading Without Walls! We are celebrating the launch of this initative with the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Gene Luen Yang. Join us for a conversation on Friday, March 31 at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building from 7 PM - 9 PM. The Reading Without Walls Challenge celebrates the freedom to read and encourages readers to explore books about characters who look or live differently than you, topics you haven't discovered, or formats you h…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults
Fri, March 31
@ 7:30 p.m.
Prepare for the High School Equivalency Exam!
High School Equivalency Basic Adult Education Classes High School Equivalency (HSE) formally known as the GED. This free course will help adults better their education and literacy skills; as well as prepare individuals for the TASC test. These free classes are designed to help adults better themselves in basic education. The HSE/ABE classes covers all of the five subjects such as Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. Classes are every Fridays from 10:30 am - 12…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, April 1
@ 10 a.m.
Early Literacy
Early Learning Listening: Discovery Playtime
Young children engage with fun, educational apps, games and books on tablets at the Library! The tablets foster reading, talking, singing, writing and playing skills. Parent or caregiver participation is encouraged. Tablets are loaned with-in the library, a library card is required.
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, April 1
@ 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, April 1
@ 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, April 1
@ 12 noon
Early Literacy
Reading Help
Do you need some help with reading? Are you in grades K-6? If the answer is yes, come on Saturdays at noon for some reading help by high school volunteers!
Huguenot Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, April 1
@ 12 noon
The CRAFT of WAR WRITING
SPRING 2017 REGISTRATION OPEN The CRAFT of WAR WRITING NEW Season – Starts MARCH 18th in the Bronx A VOICES FROM WAR Collaboration SPRING 2017 Free Writing Workshop for Veterans and the General Public ♦ REGISTRATION OPEN ♦ SPRING DATES: MARCH 18 ▪ APRIL 1, 8, 15, & 29 ▪ MAY 6, 13, & 20 ▪ JUNE 3 & 10 ▪ 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 sto…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Adults
Sat, April 1
@ 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, April 1
@ 2 p.m.
OPEN MIC- POETRY READING
The National Writers Union welcome all to read their poetry in an OPEN MIC - POETRY READING. Poets who are members of the union will also participate by reading from their works.
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults
Sat, April 1
@ 3 p.m.
Riverside Poets Workshop
Free monthly Poetry Open Mike and Program. The Riverside Poets reading their favorite poems. The Riverside Poets reading their favorite poems. -->
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, April 3
@ 12 noon
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, April 3
@ 3 p.m.
Tutoring Club
Having trouble reading? Need extra support getting homework done? Tutoring (K-5th) is available with the librarians at Soundview Monday and Tuesday afternoons during the school year. 5 student max. (10 min grace period)
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 3
@ 3 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 5-10. Pre-registration required for each 15-minute slot.
Webster LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 3
@ 3:30 p.m.
Spring Bunny Hop Musical
Presley and Melody's interactive "read and sing" music productions unleach the "power of Music" as they integrate a live music program with reading, singing, and audience participations. This creative interactive musical experience transform fans from spectators to participators, as children become stars on stage. Best for all ages.
Morris Park LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 3
@ 3:30 p.m.
Kids' Homework Help
Kids’ Homework Help is here! Are you having trouble completing your homework? Don’t understand those pesky math problems? Struggling with your reading or writing? We are here to help! For ages 5-12. No registration required. All children helped on a first come, first served basis. This program will be held in the Children's Room.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 3
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Reading Aloud
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, April 3
@ 7 p.m.
Letters Home
Throughout the tumultuous years of the mid-20th century, Sylvia Plath's writing provided a voice for women everywhere, striving for equality and understanding. Today the legendary novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Rose Leiman Goldemberg continues to forge new pathways for women writers into the 21st century. As the Library celebrates the acquisition of the Goldemberg archive, witness two pioneering women writers collaborating across time with a staged reading featuring Kathleen Chalfant of…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, April 4
@ 10:30 a.m.
eBook Help
Get one-on-one help downloading library books and audio via our SimplyE, 3M and OverDrive platforms. Please bring your phone, tablet or e-Reading device. Registration required.
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Tue, April 4
@ 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, April 4
@ 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, April 4
@ 12 noon
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, April 4
@ 1:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH SPEAKERS: St. Agnes Library- April 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, April 4
@ 3 p.m.
Tutoring Club
Having trouble reading? Need extra support getting homework done? Tutoring (K-5th) is available with the librarians at Soundview Monday and Tuesday afternoons during the school year. 5 student max. (10 min grace period)
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, April 4
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Join us Tuesday afternoon 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.
Sedgwick Library, Children's RoomChildren
Tue, April 4
@ 3 p.m.
Picture Book 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
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