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23 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
What is Transportation?
In this 4-session series, Pre-K and Kindergarten age children will learn about transportation and how we get around by land, by air, and by water. They will engage in hands-on activities including creating boats and airplanes! Workshop series is FREE.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, September 26
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Colormania Club
Come relax and color away your stress with the latest "Adult" activity! If you're an adult looking for a fresh, new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life, try our new coloring club. Sitting down to color a picture can be effective as meditation in reducing stress. Try one of our adult coloring sessions to see for yourself. We'll provide the pictures and and colored pencils or bring your own if you prefer. No rules here - you may outside the lines. Red grass and green…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, September 26
@ 5 p.m.
Early Literacy
Storytime: PJ Party in the Heights!
Come in your pajamas with your favorite stuffed toy and join us for a fun filled evening of stories , songs & a craft.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, September 27
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Tales for Tots
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents / caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren
Wed, September 27
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Social Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, 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: 0-4 years old.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, September 27
@ 4 p.m.
TEEN LOUNGE
VIDEO GAMES, LAPTOPS, MUSIC, FILM, ARTS & CRAFTS, SCIENCE, BOOK DISCUSSIONS AND MORE… Different things to do, Every week, something new… Meeting weekly in the Young Adult Section or the Community Room, Wednesdays 4 pm - 5:30 pm. Image: art by Dayanna, original drawing: ink on paper, 12/7/16
Fort Washington LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, September 28
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
What is Transportation?
In this 4-session series, Pre-K and Kindergarten age children will learn about transportation and how we get around by land, by air, and by water. They will engage in hands-on activities including creating boats and airplanes! Workshop series is FREE.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, September 28
@ 4 p.m.
Space Oddities
Space Oddities explores the Earth, the Sun, surrounding planets, stars, constellations and more. Through inquiry and experiments, students learn about what life may be like on other planets, what stars are made of and how astronauts are able to travel all the way to the moon. Best for children ages 4 and older. Presented by Children's Museum of Manhattan
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, September 29
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Social Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, 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: 0-4 years old.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, September 29
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Social Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, 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: 0-4 years old.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, September 29
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Social Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, 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: 0-4 years old.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, September 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Build & Play!
Be creative! Be imaginative! Be You! Join us for an afternoon of Lego building & playing . Please note: this program is for children ages 6 -12 years old.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren
Sat, September 30
@ 12 noon
Dream, Paint or Color
In this regularly occurring Saturday program, kids are encouraged to explore their creative sides. Much of the work done during this program will be self-directed, allowing participants to explore their own interests. Work done in this program may end up on exhibition in our Children's Room. We provide all art supplies.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, September 30
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Colormania Club
Come relax and color away your stress with the latest "Adult" activity! If you're an adult looking for a fresh, new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life, try our new coloring club. Sitting down to color a picture can be effective as meditation in reducing stress. Try one of our adult coloring sessions to see for yourself. We'll provide the pictures and and colored pencils or bring your own if you prefer. No rules here - you may outside the lines. Red grass and green…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, September 30
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Colormania Club
Come relax and color away your stress with the latest "Adult" activity! If you're an adult looking for a fresh, new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life, try our new coloring club. Sitting down to color a picture can be effective as meditation in reducing stress. Try one of our adult coloring sessions to see for yourself. We'll provide the pictures and and colored pencils or bring your own if you prefer. No rules here - you may outside the lines. Red grass and green…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, October 5
@ 4 p.m.
Space Oddities
Space Oddities explores the Earth, the Sun, surrounding planets, stars, constellations and more. Through inquiry and experiments, students learn about what life may be like on other planets, what stars are made of and how astronauts are able to travel all the way to the moon. Best for children ages 4 and older. Presented by Children's Museum of Manhattan
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, October 12
@ 4 p.m.
Space Oddities
Space Oddities explores the Earth, the Sun, surrounding planets, stars, constellations and more. Through inquiry and experiments, students learn about what life may be like on other planets, what stars are made of and how astronauts are able to travel all the way to the moon. Best for children ages 4 and older. Presented by Children's Museum of Manhattan
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, October 14
@ 11 a.m.
Fort Washington Book Discussion Group
Come join us to discuss News of the World by Paulette Jiles Description 338 volume|2rdacarrier Note 520 "In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sat, October 14
@ 2 p.m.
Balance Your Life Through Meditation
Meditation can bring about a sense of calm and balance that benefits your emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. It is easy to learn and has many lasting and beneficial effects. After you meditate the benefits don’t end when your session ends, they continue on and have lasting results. Just as we put attention on the health of the body and intellect, we also need spiritual nourishment to be truly happy in life. Through meditation we can gain the food for the soul that can lead to a balanc…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults
Thu, October 19
@ 3 p.m.
Back-to-School Open House
Get a new start at the Library this school year! This fall, we’re hosting back-to-school events in every branch! Learn about all the great educational resources available at your neighborhood library- from millions of books to program, computer access, online resources, and more- all for FREE. PLUS! Questions about your library card? Have books you need to return? We can help you! FEATURED PROGRAM Hotspot Lending Event
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, November 4
@ 11 a.m.
Fort Washington Book Discussion Group
Come join us to discuss Girl In Translation by Jean Kwok When 11-year-old Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life, like her secret love for a factory boy who shares none of her talent or ambition, Kimberly learns to constantly translate not just her language but herself back and fort…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sat, December 9
@ 11 a.m.
Fort Washington Book Discussion Group
Come join to discuss Born a Crime by Trevor Noah One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sat, March 10
@ 11 a.m.
Fort Washington Book Discussion Group
Come join us to discuss In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero "Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just fourteen years old on the day her parents and brother were arrested and deported to Colombia while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acti…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults