Events

The Library is here to help you learn and connect with your community through our wide array of free events, programs, classes, book clubs, and more. Please check listings to confirm if a program is in-person, online, or outdoors.

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40 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, July 5
@ 3:30 PM
KidsLIVE
Join us for a program with ecologist and author, Dr. Cylita Guy! Chasing Bats and Tracking Rats: Urban Ecology, Community Science, and How We Share Our Cities was listed on NYPL’s Best Books for Kids 2021 and you can check it out at your Library. In this hybrid author talk there will be a cool presentation (about bats and city nature!), a Q&A with the author and the audience, and a field notebook activity where we get to exercise our scientist muscles! Thanks to our partners on Summer at…
Online OnlyChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Tue, July 5
@ 4 PM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books. At the end of each storytime, we will have a short craft or activity. For children ages 3-5. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration is required. Registration begins on Thursday, June 30.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Thu, July 7
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. For new walkers and toddlers. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration is required. Registration starts Friday, July 1.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Thu, July 7
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. For new walkers and toddlers. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration is required. Registration starts Friday, July 1.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Fri, July 8
@ 2 PM
Learn the basics of printmaking. You will learn the process of silk screening, get to pull ink, and create your own prints on paper, as well as on either a tote bag or a T-shirt with pre-made, event-specific artwork! Presented by Brendan Vail This program is for individual families with children ages 6-12. Registration is required and can be done by phone or in person starting Tuesday, July 5. If Summer Day Camps would like to visit the Children's Center, please fill out our "School/Group…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Sat, July 9
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books in this storytime that’s fun for the whole family. For young children of all ages. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration is required. Registration starts Tuesday, July 5.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Mon, July 11
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. For children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. Space is limited to 10 babies. Registration is required. Registration begins on We…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Mon, July 11
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. For children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. Space is limited to 10 babies. Registration is required. Registration begins on We…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Mon, July 11
@ 3 PM
Even sharks need to slow down and unwind every now and then. Create your own sensory bottle for your mini terror of the deep. This program is for individual families with children ages 6-12. Registration is required and can be done by phone or in person starting Wednesday, July 6. If Summer Day Camps would like to visit the Children's Center, please fill out our "School/Group Visit Request" form. This program is made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren
Tue, July 12
@ 3:30 PM
KidsLIVE
Join us for a program with author and illustrator Yuyi Morales! Their book Lucero was listed on NYPL’s Best Books for Kids 2021 and was in the top 10 on Los Mejores Libros para Pequeños 2021. You can check out this book and Yuyi's other stories at the Library. In this bilingual Spanish & English author talk we’ll read the book together, sing a song, and have a Q&A. At the end, Yuyi will lead participants in a crafts activity where they build a hummingbird that they can wear like a bracel…
OnlineChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Tue, July 12
@ 4 PM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books. At the end of each storytime, we will have a short craft or activity. For children ages 3-5. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration is required. Registration begins on Thursday, July 7.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Thu, July 14
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. For new walkers and toddlers. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration is required. Registration starts Friday, July 8.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Thu, July 14
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. For new walkers and toddlers. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration is required. Registration starts Friday, July 8.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Sat, July 16
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books in this storytime that’s fun for the whole family. For young children of all ages. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration is required. Registration starts Monday, July 11.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Sun, July 17
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join children’s librarian, Nobuko Wilson, as she shares songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books for little ones. This storytime will be conducted entirely in Japanese. If you have any questions, please email nobukowilson@nypl.org. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration begins on Tuesday, July 12. このプログラムはスタブロス・ニアルコス・ファンデーション・ライブラリー内、チルドレンズセンターでインパーソンで行われます。 児童図書館員のウィルソン暢子…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, July 18
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. For children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. Space is limited to 10 babies. Registration is required. Registration begins on We…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Mon, July 18
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. For children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. Space is limited to 10 babies. Registration is required. Registration begins on We…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Mon, July 18
@ 3 PM
Fish come in so many different shapes and colors. Pick your favorite color or pattern and create your very own school of moving, 3D paper fish! This program is for individual families with children ages 6-12. Registration is required and can be done by phone or in person starting Wednesday, July 13. If Summer Day Camps would like to visit the Children's Center, please fill out our "School/Group Visit Request" form. This program is made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren
Tue, July 19
@ 3:30 PM
KidsLIVE
Join us for a program with an author and illustrator brother duo, Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey! Their book The Old Boat was listed on NYPL’s Best Books for Kids 2021 and you can check it out at the Library. In this author talk we’ll read the book together, have a Q&A with the audience, and do a printmaking design activity! Thanks to our partners on Summer at the Library: KidsLIVE programs are sponsored by the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences. The Book Giveaw…
Online OnlyChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Tue, July 19
@ 4 PM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books. At the end of each storytime, we will have a short craft or activity. For children ages 3-5. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration is required. Registration begins on Thursday, July 14.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Wed, July 20
@ 3 PM
We’re diving headfirst into this fun STEM activity. Prep your diver and get ready to explore. This program is for individual families with children ages 6-12. Registration is required and can be done by phone or in person starting Wednesday, July 20. If Summer Day Camps would like to visit the Children's Center, please fill out our "School/Group Visit Request" form. This program is made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren
Thu, July 21
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. For new walkers and toddlers. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration is required. Registration starts Friday, July 15.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Thu, July 21
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. For new walkers and toddlers. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration is required. Registration starts Friday, July15.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Fri, July 22
@ 2 PM
Join the staff of the New Canaan Nature Center for an all-around furry, scaly, and feathery adventure into the world of the animal kingdom. Meet a variety of live animals and get an up-close look at what makes them all so amazing! We will also look at some animal artifacts to help us better understand the awesome adaptations these creatures possess. For children ages 5 and older. Presented by New Canaan Nature Center This program is for individual families…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Sat, July 23
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books in this storytime that’s fun for the whole family. For young children of all ages. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration is required. Registration starts Monday, July 18.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Mon, July 25
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. For children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. Space is limited to 10 babies. Registration is required. Registration begins on We…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Mon, July 25
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. For children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. Space is limited to 10 babies. Registration is required. Registration begins on We…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Tue, July 26
@ 3:30 PM
KidsLIVE
Join us for a program with author and illustrator, Remy Lai! Pawcasso was listed on NYPL’s Best Books for Kids 2021 and you can check it out at the Library. In this author talk there will be a cool presentation, a Q&A with the author and the audience, and a dog drawing session with Remy at the end. Thanks to our partners on Summer at the Library: KidsLIVE programs are sponsored by the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences. The Book Giveaway is supported in part…
Online OnlyChildren,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Tue, July 26
@ 4 PM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books. At the end of each storytime, we will have a short craft or activity. For children ages 3-5. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration is required. Registration begins on Thursday, July 21.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Thu, July 28
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. For new walkers and toddlers. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration is required. Registration starts Friday, July22.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Thu, July 28
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. For new walkers and toddlers. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration is required. Registration starts Friday, July22.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Sat, July 30
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books in this storytime that’s fun for the whole family. For young children of all ages. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration is required. Registration starts Monday, July 25.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Mon, August 1
@ 3 PM
Create your own little octopus or crab bookmark to keep you company on your next reading adventure! This program is for individual families with children ages 6-12. Registration is required and can be done by phone or in person starting Wednesday, July 27. If Summer Day Camps would like to visit the Children's Center, please fill out our "School/Group Visit Request" form. This program is made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren
Fri, August 5
@ 2 PM
We will learn about musical instruments, watch live demonstrations, and have a hands-on experience with multiple instruments! Presented by Willan Academy of Music This program is for individual families with children ages 5-12. Registration is required and can be done by phone or in person starting Monday, August 1. If Summer Day Camps would like to visit the Children's Center, please fill out our "School/Group Visit Request" form. This program is made…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, August 8
@ 3 PM
Are you a team player? We’re going to need everyone’s creativity and cooperation to put together a dazzling new skyline. This program is for individual families with children ages 6-12. Registration is required and can be done by phone or in person starting Wednesday, August 3. If Summer Day Camps would like to visit the Children's Center, please fill out our "School/Group Visit Request" form. This program is made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren
Tue, August 9
@ 3:30 PM
KidsLIVE
Join us for a program with author Dawn Quigley! Dawn’s work Joey Reads the Sky is featured in Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids listed in NYPL’s Best Books for Kids 2021! In this author program we’ll be talking about JoJo Makoons: The Used-to-be Best Friend. You can check out all of these works from the NYPL collection. In this author talk there will be a cool presentation, a Q&A with the author and the audience, and a fun activity at the end! Thanks to our partners on Summ…
Online Children,

School Age (5-12 years),

Families
Mon, August 15
@ 3 PM
What floats your boat? Pick your favorite pattern and create your own origami paper boat. This program is for individual families with children ages 6-12. Registration is required and can be done by phone or in person starting Wednesday, August 10. If Summer Day Camps would like to visit the Children's Center, please fill out our "School/Group Visit Request" form. This program is made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren
Fri, August 19
@ 2 PM
Who was Matisse? We'll look at the paintings he is most known for and then we'll take a closer look at his ‘cut-outs.’ You will create your own collage using Matisse inspired shapes. Presented by Spark This program is for individual families with children ages 6-12. Registration is required and can be done by phone or in person starting Monday, August 15. If Summer Day Camps would like to visit the Children's Center, please fill out our "School/Group Vis…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, August 22
@ 3 PM
Just like turtles, this craft is slow and steady. Weave together yarn to create a unique shell for your very own mini turtle. This program is for individual families with children ages 6-12. Registration is required and can be done by phone or in person starting Wednesday, August 17. If Summer Day Camps would like to visit the Children's Center, please fill out our "School/Group Visit Request" form. This program is made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren
Mon, August 29
@ 3 PM
All hands on deck! You’re going to need all your skills to put together this diorama. This program is for individual families with children ages 6-12. Registration is required and can be done by phone or in person starting Wednesday, August 24. If Summer Day Camps would like to visit the Children's Center, please fill out our "School/Group Visit Request" form. This program is made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren