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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, September 28
@ 4 p.m.
Secret of a Book
Calling all readers! Come join our new Book Club. This month we are reading It Ain't So Awful, Falafel. For ages 10-14.
Mariners Harbor LibraryBook Lovers
Wed, September 28
@ 4 p.m.
R.E.A.D: Reading Education Assistance Dogs
Sign up for a 15 minute session with a certified therapy dog. Children gain reading fluency without pressure to perform.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, September 28
@ 4 p.m.
Family Storytime
Join us for read alouds and songs for all ages! The librarian will share favorite, new, and seasonal stories. Coloring pages and crayons will be on hand to share after the reading.
Muhlenberg LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Wed, September 28
@ 4 p.m.
Read to Chucky, our New York Therapy Dog!
Come read to our therapy dog Chucky! 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.
Yorkville Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, September 28
@ 4 p.m.
Library Scouts
Who says summer camp has to end with the summer? Join us at the library for sing-alongs, simple crafts, and team building activities for children ages 5-12. Supplies are limited and will be given to the first 25 children accompanied by an adult. Earn badges and make new friends!
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, September 28
@ 5:15 p.m.
The Book Club at the Library- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
A book club for adults and young adults who enjoy reading and discussing all types of books. This month we will be reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Adults and Young Adults are welcome to attend!
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, September 28
@ 5:30 p.m.
Shakespeare's First Folio: A Look at an NYPL Treasure on the 400th Anniversary of the Bard's Death
One of the most treasured writers of the English language is none other than William Shakespeare, and the First Folios of his collected plays are some of the most coveted items in any collection. The Library proudly houses and preserves not one but six First Folios, a true asset to our collections. To mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death, the Library, in partnership with Theatre for a New Audience, invites you to join in the thrill of seeing the First Folio in person, followed by a con…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Wed, September 28
@ 6 p.m.
Tough Topics in Middle Grade: Author Panel
Tough Topics in Middle Grade: Author Panel (at New York Public Library) Are you a middle grader, or maybe just feel like one? Are you are a kid, parent, teacher, librarian, or amazing human? If yes, please join us for an evening of conversation about what we all really love -- books! Presented in partnership with iLoveMG and MyLibraryNYC, please welcome the following guests to the New York Public Library on Wednesday September 28th from 6:00-8:00 pm. If you are unable to join us, please…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults
Thu, September 29
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Young and Restless
Toddlers and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and meet other toddlers in the neighborhood. This storytime is for toddlers and parents/caregivers and is limited to 30 children. If the program is full, please enjoy reading to your child or working on a puzzle in our Children's Room on the first floor. Ages 17 to 36 months.
St. Agnes LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, September 29
@ 11:30 a.m.
Baby Storytime: Baby Lapsit
Interact and bond with your baby while reading, singing, and rhyming with your favorite Librarian!
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren
Thu, September 29
@ 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
Thu, September 29
@ 2 p.m.
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 16 months and parents/caregivers. Ages 3 months to 16 months.
St. Agnes LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, September 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
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, September 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
Kids' Homework Help
Kids’ Homework Help is back! 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! No registration required. All children helped on a first come, first served basis. This program will occur in the Children's Room.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, September 29
@ 4 p.m.
Read Aloud: Storytime
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, September 29
@ 4 p.m.
Read 20
Come to our designated reading spot, get comfy and read for twenty minutes. Sounds, easy, right?
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Thu, September 29
@ 4 p.m.
Homework Help for Children
Kids’ Homework Help: Are you having trouble completing your homework? Struggling with your reading or writing? We are here to help with basic questions! Children ages 5-11.
Port Richmond LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, September 29
@ 6:30 p.m.
Learning to Speak Italian! Basic Italian for Adults
Learning to Speak Italian! will provide free classes in basic Italian for adults. It is structured to give students basic literacy in reading, writing and speaking Italian. Material to be covered in this course includes: Alphabet, Colors, Numbers Days of the Week, Month/Year, Seasons and Songs, Small Dialogues, Grammar, Articles (Definite, Indefinite), Singular and Plural, Gender (Male and Female), Reading and Comprehension. Sign up is necessary. Seats are limited.
Huguenot Park LibraryAdults
Fri, September 30
@ 10 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
Fri, September 30
@ 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, September 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
Reading Aloud for School-Age Children on Friday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. ( ages 5 -11 years old )
Reading Aloud is a 30 minute program for school-age children ages 5 to 11 years old. The Librarian will be reading picture books, folk tales, poetry books, and some easy books. New books that are acquired by the library this fall will be shared during Reading Aloud Time. So come to the library on a Friday afternoon and enjoy some good and engaging stories and folk tales !!!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, September 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. For ages 3 & up.
Richmondtown LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, September 30
@ 4 p.m.
Spelling Bee Contest!
Test out your spelling skills and join us every Friday for a spelling bee contest. Win the spelling bee contest using the five daily posted "word of the day" for that week and earn your three stickers on the spelling bee contest chart! At the end of the Summer, who ever has gained the most stickers will win a prize!
West Farms LibraryChildren
Fri, September 30
@ 5 p.m.
Somos Latinas Por Ernesto Camacho
Bronx Library Center Latino & Puerto Rican Cultural Center Puerto Rican Heritage Gallery Ernesto Camacho Presents Closing Exhibit "Somos Latinas" September 30, 2016 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on the 4thfloor "Somos Latinas" “This exhibition portrays Latinas in a state of elegance in different scenarios, and more importantly, in papyri of different colors that stems from an amazing history in an array of moods and Colors, often, being viewed as one hue”. “My definition of Latina is: Who'…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Sat, October 1
@ 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 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, October 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, October 1
@ 11:30 a.m.
Saturday Sing-Along
Join us in singing favorite children's songs! Singing is fun, and also enhances the early literacy skills by braking up words to small pieces and emphasizing with rhythm. It is one of the important pre-reading skills we can help young children aquire. No registration necessary. All ages are welcome. It takes place in Children's Room.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Sat, October 1
@ 12 noon
The Craft of War Writing
About the Class: Writing starts with reading. With this in mind, The Craft of War Writing will focus on reading war narratives while considering how participants can draft their own stories. Each week, the class will read published pieces in the field of war writing, from classic authors to the most contemporary. In these works, we will seek out elements of craft to help participants arrive at the essentials of writing. Participants will then compose their own short pieces, read each other's wor…
Morris Park LibraryAdults
Sat, October 1
@ 1 p.m.
Instant Shakespeare — Henry V
The Instant Shakespeare Company is dedicated to the proposition that Shakespeare is for everyone! The company organizes annual readings of ALL of Shakespeare's plays using original Folio & Quarto texts. Founded and run by Paul Sugarman, we have started our 16th Season of Readings of ALL of Shakespeare's plays. Shakespeare for Everyone!The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant st…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Sat, October 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, October 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, October 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, October 3
@ 10:15 a.m.
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. Monday's program will be repeated on Wednesday. Please note: Programs take place on the second…
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, October 3
@ 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
Mon, October 3
@ 2 p.m.
Digital Devices
Using SimplyE
Come learn about the Library's new e-reader app makes browsing, borrowing, and reading e-books easier than ever.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, October 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, October 3
@ 3:30 p.m.
Dungeons and Dragons
Before Play station and Xbox there was Dungeon & Dragons! Explore the fantasy world of Dragons, Elves, Dwarves, Orcs. learn to use your imagination using teamwork, social interaction, reading, math, and fun. Inspired by books like Forgotten realms, Lord of the Rings, Sword of Shanara, Conan the barbarian, and Rangers apprentice to name a few. The true role playing experience with no game controller, or TV needed. Presented by David Alicea. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, October 3
@ 3:30 p.m.
Postponed
Read a Book for 30 minutes
The best guide to enhance your reading.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, October 3
@ 3:30 p.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
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