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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
PreSchool/Toddler Storytime
A storytime for toddlers and preschoolers, ages 18 months - 5 years, and their parent or caregiver. An action packed program including songs, rhymes, fingerplays, bubbles and picture books. DayCare Programs are welcome!
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Game Day for kids
Build up your skills and meet new friends. We have exciting board games to have fun. Come and join us for an awesome time.
Woodstock LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Picture Book Stories in the Library
After a busy day at school or the playground come to the library for a relaxing time filled with stories. You can join you friends in the library and listen to some of your favorite stories both old and new. Ages 4 - 7
St. Agnes LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 3 p.m.
TechConnect
Kids Coding Club with Google CS First*
Kids coding club using Google CS First. For Children Ages 8-12. Registration Required. Limit 10 Children. Library Closed on November 10 and 11 in observance of Veteran's Day.
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 3 p.m.
Game Day!
Spend the day at the library playing games! We have Nintendo Wii games, boardgames, and Lego® Bricks. All Ages.
South Beach LibraryChildren
Fri, November 24
@ 3 p.m.
Trivia Time
Hands on your buzzers! - learn as you answer educational questions. This month's trivia will include Election Day questions, and Jeopardy!
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Retro Video Game Day
Join us every Friday here at Grand Central for Retro Video Game Day. We'll provide those old school 8, 16, and 32 bit consoles, games, and controllers you all love. All you have to bring is you and your skills! Do you still have it? Come and find out!
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, November 24
@ 4 p.m.
Game Day
Play a variety of board games at the Library. For ages 5 to 12 years old.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 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! ,Whoever has gained the most stickers by November 9th will win a prize!
West Farms LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, November 25
@ 10 a.m.
Family Game Time
Come play board and card games in the library. We have classic games and new games, for children ages 2 to 12. Bring your friends and family. We have: Clue, Sorry, Candyland, Connect 4, Qwirkle, Monza, Uno, and more. Drop in at any time on Saturday, games are available throughout the day.
96th Street LibraryChildren
Sat, November 25
@ 10 a.m.
Harlem Knitting and Crocheting Circle
The Harlem Knitting Circle meets every Saturday at the Harlem Branch Library from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. When entering the library ask the librarian if we're on the third (3rd)floor or Lower Level that day. Please bring your own materials and a food item to donate to the Snack Table. Njoya Angrum is the Creator and Director of the Harlem Knitting Circle. The ladies will guide you through! HKC is a community organization that Njoya started 7 years ago. We work primarily on an In-Kind budget-throug…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Sat, November 25
@ 10 a.m.
Family Game Day
Family Game Day Check out our collection of board games for children ages 3 & up! Games available include Jenga, Connect 4, Candy Land, Battleship, HedBanz, Sorry, Clue Jr., Uno... Plus, lots more! :) This program will take place in the children's room. New games added regularly!
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Sat, November 25
@ 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, November 25
@ 1:30 p.m.
Movie Day: A Dog's Purpose
A devoted dog (Josh Gad) discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, the lovable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan (Bryce Gheisar). As the boy grows older and comes to a crossroad, the dog once again comes back into his life to remind him of his true self.
Mosholu Library, AuditoriumTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, November 25
@ 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, November 25
@ 2 p.m.
Weekend Wonder of Kindness: Kindness Cards
In honor of the theatrical release of Wonder, we will be doing actvities focused on being kind. Kindness Cards Saturday November 25 2 PM We will do a Wonder read aloud featuring the book We're All Wonders. Then, brighten someone's day with a note that brings joy. It can be a card thanking your mom, dad or caretaker for something they did for you. The card can also be a nice message to a friend or relative telling them they are special.
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, November 25
@ 2 p.m.
16mm Thanksgiving Screening of 'Molly’s Pilgrim' and 'Make a Wish Molly'
Molly, a newly arrived Russian immigrant, is an outcast for being different until she creates a Thanksgiving doll which resembles a modern-day pilgrim like herself. This special 16 millimeter screening of this film and its sequel, Make a Wish Molly, will take place on the second floor children’s room!
Seward Park Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, November 25
@ 2 p.m.
Early Literacy
PreSchool/Toddler Storytime
A storytime for toddlers and preschoolers, ages 18 months - 5 years, and their parent or caregiver. An action packed program including songs, rhymes, fingerplays, bubbles and picture books. DayCare Programs are welcome!
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, November 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Saturday Game Day
Come play board games of all types and all skill levels!
Morrisania LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, November 27
@ 4 p.m.
Kid Flicks
Join us in our community room for our children's film showing. Watch short films based on popular picture books. The perfect way to meet up with friends and end a busy day. All films subject to last minute substitutions. Showing: Green Eggs & Ham, Sylvester & The Magic Pebble, and Caps for Sale
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, November 27
@ 4:30 p.m.
The St. Agnes Book Discussion Group: Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo
2017- 2018 St. Agnes Book Discussion September 25th - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead October 30th , 2017- It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis November 27th, 2017 - Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo December 18th 2017- Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood January 29th 2018- A Man cal…
St. Agnes LibraryBook Lovers
Mon, November 27
@ 4:30 p.m.
Math & Reading homework help
Free math & reading homework help will be available on Mondays & Tuesdays for children in grades K-6, on a first come first serve basis, Please sign-up that day at the front desk to reserve a spot. (Maximum of 4 children per session).
Castle Hill LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, November 27
@ 6 p.m.
Library Hotspot Lending Event
Library HotSpot Program The Library HotSpot Program is a collaborative program by New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library and Department of Education to provide thousands of NYC K12 students with free internet access for the rest of the school year. This program addresses the needs of more than 1 in 5 New York City households who do not have home access to high-speed internet services. In order to participate in the Library HotSpot Program, you must regist…
St. George Library Center, AuditoriumAdults,
Parents/Caregivers
Tue, November 28
@ 12 noon
Library HotSpot Patron Lending Event. Nov. 28th, 2017
The Library HotSpot Program is a collaborative program by New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library and Department of Education to provide thousands of NYC K12 students with free internet access for the rest of the school year. This program addresses the needs of more than 1 in 5 New York City households who do not have home access to high-speed internet services. In order to participate in the Library HotSpot Program, you must register for and attend a patron le…
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
Parents/Caregivers
Tue, November 28
@ 1 p.m.
Open Archive
Kathleen Collins Collection
Join Schomburg Center librarians and archivists as they unveil our latest pop-up exhibition featuring items from our coveted collection of archival materials on groundbreaking filmmaker Kathleen Collins. Be the first to get up close and personal with selected items and enjoy an audience Q&A with the collection’s curators. In addition to being a filmmaker, Collins was a playwright and author. Photo credit: Director Kathleen Collins with actor Bill Gunn during the filming of the Collins/Ronal…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Tue, November 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
Before 5
LOSING GROUND by Kathleen Collins
Unseen for more than thirty years prior to its 2015 screening at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Losing Ground (1982) was among the first feature length movies produced by a black woman filmmaker. The film delves into the interior lives of a married philosophy professor and a visual artist. It stars theater actor and director Seret Scott and celebrated filmmaker Bill Gunn. @SchomburgCenter #LosingGround #SchomburgLive FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED For free events, we generally overbook to ensu…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Tue, November 28
@ 3 p.m.
Library HotSpot Program
The Library HotSpot Program is a collaborative program by New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library and Department of Education to provide thousands of NYC K12 students with free internet access for the rest of the school year. This program addresses the needs of more than 1 in 5 New York City households who do not have home access to high-speed internet services. In order to participate in the Library HotSpot Program, you must register for and attend a patron l…
Aguilar LibraryAdults,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers
Tue, November 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
HOMEWORK HELP MATH & READING TUESDAYS
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
Tue, November 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Rock Band!
Join us and let your inner rock star rise to epic rock stardom for a day!!
Westchester Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, November 28
@ 4 p.m.
Library HotSpot Program
The Library HotSpot Program is a collaborative program by New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library and Department of Education to provide thousands of NYC K12 students with free internet access for the rest of the school year. This program addresses the needs of more than 1 in 5 New York City households who do not have home access to high-speed internet services. In order to participate in the Library HotSpot Program, you must register for and attend a patron le…
Edenwald LibraryAdults,
Parents/Caregivers
Tue, November 28
@ 4:30 p.m.
Math & Reading homework help
Free math & reading homework help will be available on Mondays & Tuesdays for children in grades K-6, on a first come first serve basis, Please sign-up that day at the front desk to reserve a spot. (Maximum of 4 children per session).
Castle Hill LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, November 28
@ 5:30 p.m.
Riverdale Knitting Circle - Evening Edition
Does your day have you all balled up? Unwind with knitting in the evening! Gather with other knitters, and perhaps pick up a few tips and tricks as you work on your own creations.
Riverdale LibraryAdults
Tue, November 28
@ 6:30 p.m.
Masterworks: Kathleen Collins
Kathleen Collins’s archival collection housed at the Schomburg Center reveals a trove of artistic ideas made with aplomb and intelligence. Join us for an evening exploration of film Losing Ground and her work as an adroit creative and activist. The Schomburg Center’s curator of Moving Images and Recorded Sound division, Shola Lynch will be in conversation with Seret Scott, theater director and lead actress in Losing Ground; Ronald K. Gray, cinematographer; and moderator Opal H. Bennett, programm…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Wed, November 29
@ 12:30 p.m.
Mid-Day Arm Knitting
Do you like to Knit? Have you ever Knitted with your arms? Want to try it out? Join the New Amsterdam Library as we knit Infinity Scarves using just our arms. **Yarn will be provided but if you have your own, feel free to bring it with you.** SIGN UP IN PERSON OR BY PHONE Maximum Class Size: 8 Date: Wednesdays Novermber 15th and 29th, 2017 Time: 12:30p-1:45p Place: New Amsterdam Library (Auditorium)
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Wed, November 29
@ 3 p.m.
Wacky Wednesdays
Chill out at the library on a hump day! Join us for a program, or a movie, or a game! Every Wednesday 3-5pm. For ages 5-17
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, November 29
@ 3 p.m.
Wacky Wednesdays
Chill out at the library on a hump day! Join us for a program, or a movie, or a game! Every Wednesday 3-5pm. For ages 5-17
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, November 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
Caregiver Wellness Day
PSS Circle of Care presents Caregiver Wellness Day We understand that caregiving isn’t easy. Caring for a loved one is a rewarding experience, but if caregivers don’t get the help they need or don’t take care of themselves, caregiving stress can affect their own health and well-being and lead to burnout. Please join us for our Caregiver Wellness Day featuring holistic self-care, including Reiki, Meditation, Massages, Aromatherapy, and Yoga. No Registration Required.
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryAdults
Wed, November 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
Library HotSpot Program
The Library HotSpot Program is a collaborative program by New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library and Department of Education to provide thousands of NYC K12 students with free internet access for the rest of the school year. This program addresses the needs of more than 1 in 5 New York City households who do not have home access to high-speed internet services. In order to participate in the Library HotSpot Program, you must register for and attend a patron…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, November 29
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Picture Book Stories in the Library
After a busy day at school or the playground come to the library for a relaxing time filled with stories. You can join you friends in the library and listen to some of your favorite stories both old and new. Ages 4 - 7
St. Agnes LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, November 29
@ 4 p.m.
Movie Day
Join us for Movie Day at the Library! Bring a snack, relax and enjoy a great movie for the whole family!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomChildren
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