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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
A librarian shares lively picture books, finger plays, and action songs with toddlers and their caregivers! For ages 18-36 months. Upstairs program room opens at 10:15. Limited to first 50 children. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Beakers and Brushes
A Summer Reading Program Students explore scientific concepts through the lens of artists who integrate science in their practice. Students get an in-depth look at how artists use a variety of themes like physics, math and technology in their work. Best for children ages 4 and older. Presented by Children's Museum of Manhattan
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, July 27
@ 4 p.m.
Musical Learning Time
Sing along with songs that help you remember letters, numbers, and more! Best for preschool age children and younger. Older siblings welcome.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, August 1
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime atTear Drop Park
Join us in the great outdoors while a librarian shares books and songs with babies and their caregivers. For ages 0-18 months. Limited to the first 50 babies and their caregivers. First-come first-served. Please Note: If it rains, storytime will be held in the library.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, August 1
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Listen to stories, sing songs, and more! Craft is back! First come, first serve for 20 preschool age children. Adults must stay with children.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, August 2
@ 11 a.m.
New! Tribecca Greenmarket Storytime!
Join an NYPL librarian for a storytime at the Tribeca Greenmarket. (This storytime will not be at the library) The Tribeca Greenmarket is on Greenwich St. between Chambers and Reade in Manhattan. You may bring a blanket or something to sit on. This program is free of charge and best for toddlers. Older kids welcome!
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, August 2
@ 4 p.m.
Build It, Build It!
Explore what you can build with LEGOs and more! For grades K-6. Limited to first 20 school age children. First come, first served.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 3
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime at Tear Drop Park
Join us in the great outdoors while a librarian shares books and songs with babies and their caregivers. For ages 0-18 months. Limited to the first 50 babies and their caregivers. First-come first-served. Please Note: If it rains, storytime will be held in the library.
Battery Park City Library
Madison Square Park
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, August 3
@ 4 p.m.
Multi-lingual Storytime
Our children's librarians share stories, songs, and rhymes in several languages! For children of all ages.
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 7
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
An interactive child and parent/caregiver storytime! Sing songs with your toddlers and listen to books. Upstairs program room opens at 10:15. Limited to first 50 children. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, August 8
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime atTear Drop Park
Join us in the great outdoors while a librarian shares books and songs with babies and their caregivers. For ages 0-18 months. Limited to the first 50 babies and their caregivers. First-come first-served. Please Note: If it rains, storytime will be held in the library.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, August 8
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Listen to stories, sing songs, and more! Craft is back! First come, first serve for 20 preschool age children. Adults must stay with children.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, August 9
@ 11 a.m.
New! Tribecca Greenmarket Storytime!
Join an NYPL librarian for a storytime at the Tribeca Greenmarket. (This storytime will not be at the library) The Tribeca Greenmarket is on Greenwich St. between Chambers and Reade in Manhattan. You may bring a blanket or something to sit on. This program is free of charge and best for toddlers. Older kids welcome!
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, August 9
@ 1:30 p.m.
Build It, Build It!
Explore what you can build with LEGOs and more! For grades K-6. Limited to first 20 school age children. First come, first served.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 10
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime at Tear Drop Park
Join us in the great outdoors while a librarian shares books and songs with babies and their caregivers. For ages 0-18 months. Limited to the first 50 babies and their caregivers. First-come first-served. Please Note: If it rains, storytime will be held in the library.
Battery Park City Library
Madison Square Park
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, August 10
@ 4 p.m.
STEAM Night: Projects for grades k-6
It’s time for Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics! We will do simple science projects and create! For grades k-6. Limited to first 20 children. First come, first served.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 14
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
An interactive child and parent/caregiver storytime! Sing songs with your toddlers and listen to books. Upstairs program room opens at 10:15. Limited to first 50 children. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, August 15
@ 1:15 p.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime atTear Drop Park
Join us in the great outdoors while a librarian shares books and songs with babies and their caregivers. For ages 0-18 months. Limited to the first 50 babies and their caregivers. First-come first-served. Please Note: If it rains, storytime will be held in the library.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, August 15
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Listen to stories, sing songs, and more! Craft is back! First come, first serve for 20 preschool age children. Adults must stay with children.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, August 16
@ 11 a.m.
New! Tribecca Greenmarket Storytime!
Join an NYPL librarian for a storytime at the Tribeca Greenmarket. (This storytime will not be at the library) The Tribeca Greenmarket is on Greenwich St. between Chambers and Reade in Manhattan. You may bring a blanket or something to sit on. This program is free of charge and best for toddlers. Older kids welcome!
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, August 16
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
B is for a Better World
Summer Reading Celebration! Storytelling musical show. Flor Bromley and her guitar will delight us with stories from all over the world: A Chinese tale, a Mexican story, a Middle East adventure and an American folktale will make us understand that we are the same, no matter what culture we come from. For children ages 3 and older.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 17
@ 1:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime at Tear Drop Park
Join us in the great outdoors while a librarian shares books and songs with babies and their caregivers. For ages 0-18 months. Limited to the first 50 babies and their caregivers. First-come first-served. Please Note: If it rains, storytime will be held in the library.
Battery Park City Library
Madison Square Park
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, August 17
@ 4 p.m.
Drama Workshop
Join the story with props and costumes! Play improv games that teach you how to act by thinking on your feet! No acting experience necessary. This program is for school-age children. Sorry, no toddlers. Limited to the first 20 children and their caregivers.
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 21
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
An interactive child and parent/caregiver storytime! Sing songs with your toddlers and listen to books. Upstairs program room opens at 10:15. Limited to first 50 children. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, August 22
@ 1:15 p.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime atTear Drop Park
Join us in the great outdoors while a librarian shares books and songs with babies and their caregivers. For ages 0-18 months. Limited to the first 50 babies and their caregivers. First-come first-served. Please Note: If it rains, storytime will be held in the library.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, August 22
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Listen to stories, sing songs, and more! Craft is back! First come, first serve for 20 preschool age children. Adults must stay with children.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 11 a.m.
New! Tribecca Greenmarket Storytime!
Join an NYPL librarian for a storytime at the Tribeca Greenmarket. (This storytime will not be at the library) The Tribeca Greenmarket is on Greenwich St. between Chambers and Reade in Manhattan. You may bring a blanket or something to sit on. This program is free of charge and best for toddlers. Older kids welcome!
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 1:30 p.m.
Build It, Build It!
Explore what you can build with LEGOs and more! For grades K-6. Limited to first 20 school age children. First come, first served.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 4 p.m.
Game Night and Best Books Chat
Join us for checkers, chess, and more games! You are welcome to bring your own game to share with new friends, or to borrow one of the library’s games. First, talk about your favorite book that you read this summer! For school-age children.
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 28
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Workshop: Toddler Time!
Join us for an enhanced story time! A special activity will be available after stories and songs! Parents and caregivers, come learn about fun, easy ways to encourage literacy at home! Through these workshops you will learn how to develop your child's pre-literacy skills to help prepare them to become successful readers at an early age! Now offered monthly!
Battery Park City LibraryParents/Caregivers
Tue, August 29
@ 1:15 p.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime atTear Drop Park
Join us in the great outdoors while a librarian shares books and songs with babies and their caregivers. For ages 0-18 months. Limited to the first 50 babies and their caregivers. First-come first-served. Please Note: If it rains, storytime will be held in the library.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, August 29
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Listen to stories, sing songs, and more! Craft is back! First come, first serve for 20 preschool age children. Adults must stay with children.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, August 29
@ 6:15 p.m.
Battery Park Book Club!
Is it the last Tuesday of the month? Then it's time for a lively book discussion at Battery Park Library! This month's selection is The Mare by Mary Gaitskill.
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Wed, August 30
@ 11 a.m.
New! Tribecca Greenmarket Storytime!
Join an NYPL librarian for a storytime at the Tribeca Greenmarket. (This storytime will not be at the library) The Tribeca Greenmarket is on Greenwich St. between Chambers and Reade in Manhattan. You may bring a blanket or something to sit on. This program is free of charge and best for toddlers. Older kids welcome!
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, August 30
@ 1:30 p.m.
Build It, Build It!
Explore what you can build with LEGOs and more! For grades K-6. Limited to first 20 school age children. First come, first served.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 31
@ 4 p.m.
Musical Learning Time
Sing along with songs that help you remember letters, numbers, and more! For preschool age children and younger.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, September 7
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Tinker Shop
In this 4-session series, children in grades 3-5 will learn how to "tinker" productively. Library staff will guide kids through fun, child-centered, science-based maker workshops! They will engage in hands-on activities using crafts materials, magnets, conductive tape, and more! Workshop series is FREE. Space is limited to first 15 children. First come, first served. For school age children. No toddlers, please.
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, September 14
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Tinker Shop
In this 4-session series, children in grades 3-5 will learn how to "tinker" productively. Library staff will guide kids through fun, child-centered, science-based maker workshops! They will engage in hands-on activities using crafts materials, magnets, conductive tape, and more! Workshop series is FREE. Space is limited to first 15 children. First come, first served. For school age children. No toddlers, please.
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, September 21
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Tinker Shop
In this 4-session series, children in grades 3-5 will learn how to "tinker" productively. Library staff will guide kids through fun, child-centered, science-based maker workshops! They will engage in hands-on activities using crafts materials, magnets, conductive tape, and more! Workshop series is FREE. Space is limited to first 15 children. First come, first served. For school age children. No toddlers, please.
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, September 28
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Tinker Shop
In this 4-session series, children in grades 3-5 will learn how to "tinker" productively. Library staff will guide kids through fun, child-centered, science-based maker workshops! They will engage in hands-on activities using crafts materials, magnets, conductive tape, and more! Workshop series is FREE. Space is limited to first 15 children. First come, first served. For school age children. No toddlers, please.
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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