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30 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
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
Thu, August 24
@ 12:30 p.m.
Canceled
Artsy Afternoons: Salt Painting
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
Fri, August 25
@ 2:45 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, August 26
@ 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, 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
@ 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, August 29
@ 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, August 29
@ 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, August 29
@ 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
Tue, August 29
@ 4 p.m.
Canceled
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, 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
Wed, August 30
@ 4 p.m.
Therapy Dog
Meet Joan and her dog Bodie! Dogs can't read but they sure are good listeners. Once upon a wag, there were specially trained therapy dogs wishing that a child would read them a story. And their wish came true at the Tompkins Square Library! See the schedule for dates to spend 15 minutes reading to Bodie on selected Wednesdays for each Month.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 31
@ 12:30 p.m.
Canceled
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
Sat, September 9
@ 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, September 11
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Art Therapy: DIY: Decorate Your Notebook!
We will be working with different mediums to create our own artwork! No experience necessary, just come and have fun! 12 notebooks available. First come. First Served. Bring your own notebook to decorate! For ages 13 to 18 years old.
Columbus LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, September 12
@ 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
Thu, September 14
@ 12:30 p.m.
Canceled
Artsy Afternoons: Cork 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, September 16
@ 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, September 19
@ 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
Sat, September 23
@ 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, September 26
@ 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
Thu, September 28
@ 12:30 p.m.
Canceled
Artsy Afternoons: Galaxy in a Jar
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, September 30
@ 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
Thu, October 5
@ 12:30 p.m.
Postponed
Artsy Afternoons: Shower Bombs
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, October 12
@ 12:30 p.m.
Postponed
Artsy Afternoons: DIY Foot Soak
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, November 2
@ 12:30 p.m.
Artsy Afternoons: DIY Leaf Mason Jar
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, November 30
@ 12:30 p.m.
Artsy Afternoons: Tape Paint
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, December 7
@ 12:30 p.m.
Artsy Afternoons: Let it Snow Shadow Boxes
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
Fri, December 22
@ 12:30 p.m.
Artsy Afternoons: DIY Tree Ornaments
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, June 12
@ 1 p.m.
Adult Book Discussion: "The Art of Memoir"
Book Discussion: "The Art of Memoir" by Mary Karr-- from the back cover: "In The Art of Memoir, master memoirist Mary Karr synthesizes her expertise as professor and therapy patient, writer and spiritual seeker, recovered alcoholic and “black-belt sinner...”
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryAdults