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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy Show
Songs in English and Spanish with ESL strategies to highlight language acquisition. Future Hits delivers a music-performance style that is jumpy and engaging enough for the youngest of kiddos while also appealing to librarians, parents and caregivers through meaningful lyrics wrapped within an educationally-rich container. Songs included in performances teach about rhymes, opposites, seasons, animals, and more. Kids will also learn sign language letters that coincide with the focus words of a pa…
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Wii Time
Come in and test your gaming skills against your peers while playing games such as Super Smash Brothers and Mario Kart. No registration required Ages 5 – 18 years old
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Stories and crafts for children of all ages.
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Chess Club
Learn new techniques and practice with your friend at the library. Prepare for an upcoming chess tournament!
Morris Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Gaming
Play video games, Board games, Computer Games with friends!!!
Castle Hill LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime: Stories for Sweet Peas
Sweet Peas story time is back. Join for us for age appropriate stories and crafts. For ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult.
St. Agnes LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
KID Tech: Club
Francis Martin’s New KID TECH: Maker’s Club is a place where kids can learn how to INNOVATE, CREATE and TINKER their way to AWESOMENESS! Great for ages 6+ For more information stop by the Children’s Information Desk.
Francis Martin Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Playstation 4 Takeover @ Soundview!
Enjoy playing the PlayStation 4 in our community room with your fellow teens! All gamers of all experience levels are invited to participate in open gaming sessions! Play our games, or bring your own!
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Canceled
ProjectArt Workshop
These free art classes for ages 10-15 are offered through ProjectArt. Drop-ins are welcome.
Port Richmond LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Afterschool Activities
Need some computer time to get your homework done? Come study, or play games with your peers.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Game On!
Board games and card games with a healthy dose of competitive!
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Tech Time
Need some computer time to get your homework done? Want to practice your typing or learn some code for an hour? Want to play around on Minecraft with your friends? Come hang out at our Tech Time!
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Tinker Club!
This free class is the perfect introduction to coding, circuitry, and robotics for kids. Through fun hands-on STEAM activities, students learn by playing with technology.
Columbus Library, Computer LabChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Computer Club
Children will learn basic computer and research skills including keyboard practice, Microsoft Word & Powerpoint, Google searches and more. Limited to 14 people. Sign-up at the Children's desk in advance, participation is limited.
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
20' A Day Challenge!
Come to the library and let the librarian know you are participation in the 20' a day challenge by picking up a book and reading for 20 minutes. When you are done bring your monthly calendar to librarian to get a star stamp. At the end of the month everyone who has participated throughout the month will get big surprise!
West Farms LibraryChildren
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
ProjectArt Classes
Students will develop their creative and problem solving skills through hands-on lessons led by experienced teaching artists. Classes introduce art history topics and vocabulary which will be applied to the exploration of drawing, painting, and mixed media work. At the end of the semester, all students will have their work displayed in a student exhibition at a professional art gallery in NYC. Age: 4–12 year olds Presented by Projectart Every Wednesday, September 13 – May 30 3:30-4:30 PM…
West Farms LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
S.T.E.M. Thursdays @ Morrisania Library
Join us as we explore fun, educational, and interactive activities that build your love for science.
Morrisania LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:45 p.m.
Early Literacy
OWLS AND OTTERS STORYTIME
A read aloud and craft program for children ages 5 and 6.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Designing a Dream City
If you could create your own city what would it have? Would there be a playground? How would you get from place to place? Where would you live? Let your imagination run wild and create your very own city in this four-session workshop series using LEGO® bricks! Week 1: Where We Live- participants will plan and build a place to live using LEGO® bricks and pieces. Week 2: Where We Play - participants will work in groups to plan, design, and build their version of a playground with legos. We…
Eastchester LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Sensory Storytime
An inclusive, 4-session program that combines the best practices from special education and traditional storytime to create an interactive, engaging program for children of all abilities! Please register in advance via telephone or in-person. Registration starts April 12, 2018.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Spring Crafts
Crafts for children 5 to 12 yrs.old
Kingsbridge LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Going Green Show
Our Going Green Show ( Reduce, Reuse, Recycle ) stars Muscle Man Mike with side kick puppet Alli Gator in another MMM show filled with his special energy and motivation! The children will be totally engaged once again learning the importance of "Going Green". Muscle Man Mike will talk about caring for our planet Earth and what it means to be green in their everyday life activities. They will also discuss how to conserve electricity and water! The way to reuse items in their house and why we shou…
Webster LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Radical Robots
Build your very own robot hand to take home in this class that focus on technology. Explore how robots can be used to make our lives easier. Experiment with robots that can do some extraordinary tasks, infrared robots, robotic arms and even soccer playing robots. Best for ages 5 and older. Presented by Mad Science
Melrose LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
College Essay Writing Workshop
Thinking about college? What makes your application stand out? How should you handle essays, recommendations and extracurricular? Work with an ex-Princeton Regional Director of Admissions and a Harvard Ed Ph.D. They’ll share their expertise and you’ll be on your way. For ages 15 and up. Presented by Carla Sinz and Caroline Moore
Edenwald LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Puppet Making Palooza for Teens and Tweens
In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to be a puppeteer - making your own puppet and bringing it to life. (Optional: this workshop can be built around a theme of the library's choosing, with sufficient advance notice.) All materials will be provided. For ages 13 -18 years old. Presented by Nicola McEldowney
Jerome Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Glorious Gothic Calligraphy
Dress up your writing with this beautiful script! A great favorite during the Middle Ages, Gothic style letters are very appealing to most artists with their bold forms made from simple strokes. For ages 13 -18 years old. Presented by Elinor Holland
High Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Bug Tales from Around the World
Tales from around the world about bugs for children ages 5 and older. Presented by LuAnn Adams
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library presents New Releases Movie Night: Suburbicon
Synopsis A white businessman tries to pull off an insurance scam with the help of his wife's identical twin in 1950s suburban America. Meanwhile, a black family who recently moved in next door are forced to confront the virulent racism of their community. Directors George Clooney Production year 2017, Rating R, Studio Paramount Pictures, Runtime 105 minutes. Cast Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe, Glenn Fleshler, Alex Hassell.
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Writing Workshop
Spend an hour a week writing and sharing your work in a safe and fun environment! Writers of all levels and genres are welcome. Led by experienced writing workshop leader Ann Marie Cunningham. For people ages 12-18.
Bloomingdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Lego Lounge
Unstructured and open-ended free play time with Lego Bricks! Use your imagination to build whatever you wish!
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Book Club
This month, we’re reading graphic novels! See Ms. Chelsey for a copy of the current one to join in the fun.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
All About Computers
Photoshop 4: Compositing
This class explores tools and techniques for compositing, the process of making multiple images look like a single composition. Topics include masks, selection techniques, blending modes, puppet warp, and alternative transform modes. Class Requirements: This class assumes completion of Photoshop for Beginners, or a familiarity of the material covered in this class.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Tabletop Gaming
Hang out with friends and play classic board games and new favorites.
Dongan Hills LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Story Time/ Play time
Bring your Little Ones for some Storytime, Singing and Dancing and Playing.
Wakefield LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
STEM Explorers
Join us for an afternoon of STEM exploration. We'll read stories and non-fiction texts to learn science, technology, engineering, and math concepts. Then, we'll conduct experiements or create art relating to the week's topic. No pre-registration required. Limitied to 20 participants: first come, first served. Experiments may be messy. Smocks recommended.
67th Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Story Time
Stories, stories, and MORE stories. Join us for an interactive story time.
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Apple Juice & Paint
Get your young artist started! Together we will explore art techniques that will inspire and encourage the discovery of your child’s inner artist. Dress for a mess! Refreshments will be served Registration Required Ages 8-12
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Wind Tunnels and Rockets!
Continuing NYPL's 1968 theme, we will learn about the 1968 Apollo Space Mission and create out own rockets to launch into the air using our wind tunnel.
Woodstock LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Recycled Artwork
Celebrate Earth Day by making art out of recyclable materials. This craft is for children ages five and up.
Allerton Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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