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40 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 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
Mon, June 26
@ 11 a.m.
Movie Monday
Our upcoming films are: June 5: Rogue One June 12: A Dog's Purpose June 19: XXX: Return of Xander Cage June 26: The Shack
Hamilton Fish Park Library, AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 27
@ 12:30 p.m.
Artsy Afternoons: Orbeez Stress Balls
It’s the start of the week and you are looking for something relaxing to do; and lucky for you, the New Amsterdam Branch has just the thing to help you finish out the week. Join us for relaxing afternoon of artistic fun, as we work together to create something beautiful. SIGN UP IN PERSON OR BY PHONE WALK–INS WELCOME ***Disclaimer: This is not a therapy session. This program is meant for creative and relaxation purposes only.***
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 27
@ 2 p.m.
Coloring for Senior
Ready for the art therapy? Please join us and enjoy coloring various floral, abstract and geometrical patterns. Come and join us on every Tuesday and Friday at 2pm!
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterAdults
Tue, June 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
R.E.A.D. to 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, June 27
@ 4 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
Wed, June 28
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
R.E.A.D.® . to Taz the dog!
Our furry friend, Taz, is back - come and read her a story! Sign up at the children's desk - limited to the first 6 readers only Reading to the dog program run by : New York Therapy Dogs R.E.A.D.® program, part of New York Therapy Animals.
Inwood LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, June 30
@ 2 p.m.
Coloring for Senior
Ready for the art therapy? Please join us and enjoy coloring various floral, abstract and geometrical patterns. Come and join us on every Tuesday and Friday at 2pm!
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterAdults
Sat, July 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
Wed, July 5
@ 12 noon
Paws to Read
Read to a REAL Dog at the Library! One on one session builds confidence. Give your child the chance to practice reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. Children will sign up to read approximately 15 minutes each during the program. Spots are limited and registration is required. Open to children in K-4th grade.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, July 6
@ 12:30 p.m.
Artsy Afternoons: DIY Body Scrub
It’s the end of the week and you are looking for something relaxing to do; and lucky for you, the New Amsterdam Branch has just the thing to help you finish out the week. Join us for relaxing afternoon of artistic fun, as we work together to create something beautiful. SIGN UP IN PERSON OR BY PHONE WALK–INS WELCOME ***Disclaimer: This is not a therapy session. This program is meant for creative and relaxation purposes only.***
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Thu, July 6
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
The Art of Beatboxing
A Summer Reading Program Many consider beatboxing to be the very first music instrument man ever created. The use and manipulation of your lips, teeth, throat and tongue to create music has evolved into a true art-form utilizing one of Hip Hop’s greatest mantras - making something from nothing. Beatboxing also serves as a powerful tool for making speech therapy exercises fun and engaging. Presented by Bridging Education and Art Together (BEAT). For ages 13-18 years old.
Stapleton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, July 8
@ 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
Tue, July 11
@ 12:30 p.m.
Artsy Afternoons: Lip Scrub
It’s the start of the week and you are looking for something relaxing to do; and lucky for you, the New Amsterdam Branch has just the thing to help you finish out the week. Join us for relaxing afternoon of artistic fun, as we work together to create something beautiful. SIGN UP IN PERSON OR BY PHONE WALK–INS WELCOME ***Disclaimer: This is not a therapy session. This program is meant for creative and relaxation purposes only.***
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Tue, July 11
@ 5 p.m.
On hold
Adutl Art Therapy
Looking for a new way to relax? Enjoy the sublime pleasure of coloring. Coloring sheets. coloring books. crayons and coloring pencils shall be provide to participants by the library. Feel free to also bring your own coloring utensils. adult_coloring_art_therapy_flyers.mht_.docx
96th Street LibraryAdults
Wed, July 12
@ 12 a.m.
Paws to Read
Read to a REAL Dog at the Library! One on one session builds confidence. Give your child the chance to practice reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. Children will sign up to read approximately 15 minutes each during the program. Spots are limited and registration is required. Open to children in K-4th grade.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, July 15
@ 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, July 15
@ 12 noon
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 6-12. Pre-registration required for each 15 minute slot.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 18
@ 12:30 p.m.
Artsy Afternoons: Hot Glue Gun Art
It’s the start of the week and you are looking for something relaxing to do; and lucky for you, the New Amsterdam Branch has just the thing to help you finish out the week. Join us for relaxing afternoon of artistic fun, as we work together to create something beautiful. SIGN UP IN PERSON OR BY PHONE WALK–INS WELCOME ***Disclaimer: This is not a therapy session. This program is meant for creative and relaxation purposes only.***
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Wed, July 19
@ 12 a.m.
Paws to Read
Read to a REAL Dog at the Library! One on one session builds confidence. Give your child the chance to practice reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. Children will sign up to read approximately 15 minutes each during the program. Spots are limited and registration is required. Open to children in K-4th grade.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, July 22
@ 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, July 22
@ 12 noon
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 6-12. Pre-registration required for each 15 minute slot.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
The Art of Beatboxing
A Summer Reading Program Many consider beatboxing to be the very first music instrument man ever created. The use and manipulation of your lips, teeth, throat and tongue to create music has evolved into a true art-form utilizing one of Hip Hop’s greatest mantras - making something from nothing. Beatboxing also serves as a powerful tool for making speech therapy exercises fun and engaging. Presented by Bridging Education and Art Together (BEAT). For ages 13-18 years old.
West New Brighton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 26
@ 12 a.m.
Paws to Read
Read to a REAL Dog at the Library! One on one session builds confidence. Give your child the chance to practice reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. Children will sign up to read approximately 15 minutes each during the program. Spots are limited and registration is required. Open to children in K-4th grade.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, July 29
@ 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
Wed, August 2
@ 12 noon
Paws to Read
Read to a REAL Dog at the Library! One on one session builds confidence. Give your child the chance to practice reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. Children will sign up to read approximately 15 minutes each during the program. Spots are limited and registration is required. Open to children in K-4th grade.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, August 5
@ 12 noon
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 6-12. Pre-registration required for each 15 minute slot.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, August 8
@ 12:30 p.m.
Artsy Afternoons: Bath Bombs
It’s the start of the week and you are looking for something relaxing to do; and lucky for you, the New Amsterdam Branch has just the thing to help you finish out the week. Join us for relaxing afternoon of artistic fun, as we work together to create something beautiful. SIGN UP IN PERSON OR BY PHONE WALK–INS WELCOME ***Disclaimer: This is not a therapy session. This program is meant for creative and relaxation purposes only.***
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Tue, August 8
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
The Art of Beatboxing
A Summer Reading Program Many consider beatboxing to be the very first music instrument man ever created. The use and manipulation of your lips, teeth, throat and tongue to create music has evolved into a true art-form utilizing one of Hip Hop’s greatest mantras - making something from nothing. Beatboxing also serves as a powerful tool for making speech therapy exercises fun and engaging. Presented by Bridging Education and Art Together (BEAT). For ages 13-18 years old.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, August 9
@ 12 a.m.
Paws to Read
Read to a REAL Dog at the Library! One on one session builds confidence. Give your child the chance to practice reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. Children will sign up to read approximately 15 minutes each during the program. Spots are limited and registration is required. Open to children in K-4th grade.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 10
@ 12:30 p.m.
Artsy Afternoons: CD Art
It’s the end of the week and you are looking for something relaxing to do; and lucky for you, the New Amsterdam Branch has just the thing to help you finish out the week. Join us for relaxing afternoon of artistic fun, as we work together to create something beautiful. SIGN UP IN PERSON OR BY PHONE WALK–INS WELCOME ***Disclaimer: This is not a therapy session. This program is meant for creative and relaxation purposes only.***
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Sat, August 12
@ 12 noon
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 6-12. Pre-registration required for each 15 minute slot.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 16
@ 12 a.m.
Paws to Read
Read to a REAL Dog at the Library! One on one session builds confidence. Give your child the chance to practice reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. Children will sign up to read approximately 15 minutes each during the program. Spots are limited and registration is required. Open to children in K-4th grade.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 12 a.m.
Paws to Read
Read to a REAL Dog at the Library! One on one session builds confidence. Give your child the chance to practice reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. Children will sign up to read approximately 15 minutes each during the program. Spots are limited and registration is required. Open to children in K-4th grade.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, August 26
@ 12 noon
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 6-12. Pre-registration required for each 15 minute slot.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, August 29
@ 12:30 p.m.
Artsy Afternoons: Salt Painting
It’s the start of the week and you are looking for something relaxing to do; and lucky for you, the New Amsterdam Branch has just the thing to help you finish out the week. Join us for relaxing afternoon of artistic fun, as we work together to create something beautiful. SIGN UP IN PERSON OR BY PHONE WALK–INS WELCOME ***Disclaimer: This is not a therapy session. This program is meant for creative and relaxation purposes only.***
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Wed, August 30
@ 12 a.m.
Paws to Read
Read to a REAL Dog at the Library! One on one session builds confidence. Give your child the chance to practice reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. Children will sign up to read approximately 15 minutes each during the program. Spots are limited and registration is required. Open to children in K-4th grade.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 31
@ 12:30 p.m.
Artsy Afternoons: Painting on Wet Glue
It’s the end of the week and you are looking for something relaxing to do; and lucky for you, the New Amsterdam Branch has just the thing to help you finish out the week. Join us for relaxing afternoon of artistic fun, as we work together to create something beautiful. SIGN UP IN PERSON OR BY PHONE WALK–INS WELCOME ***Disclaimer: This is not a therapy session. This program is meant for creative and relaxation purposes only.***
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Tue, September 12
@ 12:30 p.m.
Artsy Afternoons: Cork Art
It’s the start of the week and you are looking for something relaxing to do; and lucky for you, the New Amsterdam Branch has just the thing to help you finish out the week. Join us for relaxing afternoon of artistic fun, as we work together to create something beautiful. SIGN UP IN PERSON OR BY PHONE WALK–INS WELCOME ***Disclaimer: This is not a therapy session. This program is meant for creative and relaxation purposes only.***
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Tue, September 19
@ 12:30 p.m.
Artsy Afternoons: Galaxy in a Jar
It’s the start of the week and you are looking for something relaxing to do; and lucky for you, the New Amsterdam Branch has just the thing to help you finish out the week. Join us for relaxing afternoon of artistic fun, as we work together to create something beautiful. SIGN UP IN PERSON OR BY PHONE WALK–INS WELCOME ***Disclaimer: This is not a therapy session. This program is meant for creative and relaxation purposes only.***
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults