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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Game Time!
Board games of all types and all skill levels will be available for you to play with your friends, family, and neighbors.
West Farms LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
ALC Workshop - Health Insurance Information Session
Do you need health insurance for you and your family, or are you confused about health insurance options? The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will discuss low-cost insurance options and the enrollment process.
Tompkins Square Library, Adult Learning CenterAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Creativity Corner
In the library we get together to invent, create, discover and learn! Join us for an amusing time to produce, create, and invent whatever your imagination dreams about!
Tremont LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Homework Help
Need help completing your homework assignments? Stop by during homework help hours. We are here to help with basic questions! Children ages 4-8.
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Children's Film Screening: Beauty and the Beast (animated)
Be our guest as Belle sets out to rescue her father finding herself in the adventure of a lifetime where she discovers an the enchanted castle filled with magical creates, and a menacing beast who appears to be more than who he is. Join us every Tuesday for Children's films!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Lego time @ Van Cortlandt Library
Enjoy access to lego pieces and boards while working with other children to create awesome structures.
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Tech Time
Need Extra Computer Time? Want to play a game, search the web, research colleges, check your email or just chat on Facebook? Join us for Teen Tech Time. Tuesdays 3:30-5:00
Ottendorfer LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Mania
Do you love legos? Then this workshop is for you. Let your imagination run wild as you build with legos. (Ages 5 to 12)
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Read Me A Story
Come and listen to picture book stories and then make a craft. Children ages 3-12 welcome. Younger siblings accommodated. No registration required. This program will be held in the Children's Room.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
R.E.A.D. to Pepper
Come read to a therapy dog! These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can't wait for you to come read them a story. Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend! For ages 5-11. Please sign in for a first come, first served 15 minute slot.
St. Agnes Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teens
Teen Karaoke #YAatPK
Karaoke is Japanese for "empty orchestra." Come fill up Parkchester's community room with your renditions of songs by your favorite artists. We know Parkchester has talent and a love of music. Come share yours and bring your friends!
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Read Aloud and Craft
South Beach LibraryChildren
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Movies @ Sedgwick: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL (2003) Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead. Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom Rated: PG-13 Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Family Board Game Night
Join us as the library pulls out its board games for a special night of fun!
Columbus LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Sensory Storytime
An interactive storytime with movement, music, stories and sensory activity play. This program is open to all and is ideal for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration challenges or children who have difficulty sitting still.
Hunts Point LibraryFamilies
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Assembly Member O'Donnell Writing Challenge Community Festival
Join us to celebrate the completion of this year’s Community Writing Challenge! The festival will feature copies of participants’ published work, prizes, food, a guest speaker, and much more! Additionally, students can pick up a suggested reading book list that includes recommendations for compelling stories about diversity for Pre-K through eighth grade reading levels, along with some suggestions for advanced readers.
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Stories, songs and participation activities for children ages 3-5.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Advisory Group
Share with us your ideas about new programs at the local library. Your feedback matters. You can earn community service credit.
George Bruce LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Bilingual Reading Corner/Bilingues Rincón de Lectura
Join Literacy Inc's VIPs for a fun read aloud and literacy activities in Spanish and English! / Unase a VIP de Literacy Inc. para historias divertidas y actividades de lectura.
Inwood LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Immigrants,
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Scratch Coding Club
Design and animate your own story with Scratch! Coders of all skill levels are welcome to drop in to our coding club. Laptops are limited so registration is required.
Kingsbridge LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Writers
Do you like to write? Come work on your original fiction, poetry, or essays and enjoy some treats.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
58th Street Chess & Games Club
Please join us for an afternoon of casual gaming at the 58th Street Library. Chess, checkers, dominoes and all manner of board and strategy games welcome. Basic chess instruction can be provided depending on demand. If you have a favorite board game please bring it in! Mature children and young adults welcome.
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Craft
Learn a new skill and take home a craft project created by you!
Wakefield LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime: Songs, Stories, & Art
Join us for an afternoon of songs and stories followed by a creative art exploration project playing with color mixing, paper ripping, paint, texture, collage, wearable art, and other fun things. This program follows an educational syllabus of art concepts and sensory integration, but you'll just get to have fun! Programs may be messy; smocks recommended. First-come, first-served. For ages 3-5 years.
67th Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
TechConnect
Teen Tech/Homework Help
Laptop service for teens Do you need extra computer time? Come to teen tech time and use a laptop computer. Also, learn about websites that can help you with your studies. Just sign up at the information desk on Tuesdays.
Hunts Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Are you a Master at Ping Pong?
Do you want to learn to play Ping Pong and be part of our Ping Pong Tournament? Join us for an hour of Fun at the Library.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Board GamesTremont LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Escape the Room Challenge
Challenge your mind and work as a team to solve the riddles and unlock the box! For ages 12-18
Mulberry Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Lego Club
Build creativity and STEM skills with Lego free play! Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us for Lego play time. Take on a thematic building challenge or use your imagination to engineer your own unique creation! Please note: This is a popular, space-limited program. Participation is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's Room
Riker's island
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Learn to Knit and Crochet
Curious about the yarn arts? Come to Knit and Crochet 101 and learn how! Free! All materials will be provided. No experience necessary! Vous êtes curieux au sujet des arts de laine? Venez à Tricot et Crochet 101 et apprenez à le faire! Gratuit! Tous les matériaux seront fournis. Aucune experience réquise! Chaque mardi à 4:00. Tiene curiosidad por las artes de hilo? Venga a la biblioteca aprende a tejer con una o dos agujetas! Gratis! Todos materiales se serán proporcionará. No se requiere…
Francis Martin LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Lego Free Play
Build with your imagination and legos!
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Brick Builders
We'll provide the blocks and you bring the imagination. Kids get creative in this program by testing their building skills with some fun LEGO challenges. * For ages 4-11. Tickets are required and will be distributed one hour prior to the program. Programs close once room capacity has been reached.
Bloomingdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Artistic Teens
Do you like art? Join us for an art activity every Thursday; work on your skills and and your creative side by coloring, painting or making crafts!
Grand Concourse Library, Young Adult RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Chess
Want to learn how to play chess? Want to compete with other teens? Come join us and become a champion!
Eastchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Lounge
Hang out in our Community Room with your friends! Play video games on our Xbox 360, do some arts and crafts, or nerd out about whatever is on your mind. No registration required For Grades 7-12
Bloomingdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Craftastic
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books, and the joy of reading, followed by a craft. Audience: For children, ages 3 and up.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Space Camp
Come explore the universe with us at Space Camp! Each week we will learn about a new and fascinating part of our universe. There will also be a space themed craft or activity at the end of the program. The program is open to the first 15 kids ages 4 to 12.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Tuesday Afternoon Film: The Magnificent Seven
Looking to mine for gold, greedy industrialist Bartholomew Bogue seizes control of the Old West town of Rose Creek. With their lives in jeopardy, Emma Cullen and other desperate residents turn to bounty hunter Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington) for help. Chisolm recruits an eclectic group of gunslingers to take on Bogue and his ruthless henchmen. With a deadly showdown on the horizon, the seven mercenaries soon find themselves fighting for more than just money once the bullets start to fly. Antoine…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Growing Healthy Eaters
The New York Public Library’s Early Literacy Department is excited to bring "Growing Healthy Eaters" to a branch near you! This 6-session series’ curriculum was created by the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and aims to educate young children and their caregivers about the importance of eating well through a series of interactive, entertaining and delicious sessions.The lessons cover a variety of topics from "Food Mood" to "Flavorful Fruit" and provide nutritional expertise in bite-siz…
West New Brighton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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