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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, April 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Tech Time
Come hang out with your friends in a cool, casual environment. Listen to the radio & chat with your friends. Use laptops to do your homework, watch videos, play games, & more!
Tremont LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Kids' Homework Help
Kids’ Homework Help is here! Are you having trouble completing your homework? Don’t understand those pesky math problems? Struggling with your reading or writing? We are here to help! No registration required. All children helped on a first come, first served basis. This program will be held in the Children's Room.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Kids' Homework Help
Kids’ Homework Help is here! Are you having trouble completing your homework? Don’t understand those pesky math problems? Struggling with your reading or writing? We are here to help! For ages 5-12. No registration required. All children helped on a first come, first served basis. This program will be held in the Children's Room.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Children's Story Time
Come join us after school as our staff will read you stories that will take you on adventurous journeys.
Eastchester LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Afternoons with an Artist
Find artistic inspiration in the lives and work of artists like Piet Mondrian, Georges Seurat and Henri Matisse. Kids will enjoy read-alouds and then take on creative art projects inspired by the iconic styles of a famous artist to create their own masterpieces.
Seward Park Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Read Aloud
A book is read aloud to the group by the librarian. Afterwards, participants are encouraged to discuss the book and what they believe will happen next.
Tremont LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Checkmate Chess
Are you a chess champion? Show off your best moves against other chess fans! Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time. For ages 12 to 18.
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Monday Madness
Join us for a fun STEAM-related activity. Best for ages 6-12.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Corner
Do you like to build things? You can be an architect! Join in on the fun and Build structures,skyscrapers, and a whole town If you would like. Use your imagination and meet other young architects like you!
Baychester LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Afterschool Club!
Want something fun to do after school and before home? Come to the library! We'll play video games, board games, make stuff with art supplies, talk about books and comics, and hang out. Snacks are provided, but feel free to bring your own. Bring a friend! This program for ages 8-13 is supervised by a librarian and takes place in the Community Room. Parents and caregivers are welcome to wait in the Library downstairs during the program.
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Game On!
Come in and test your gaming skills against the library staff and your peers, while playing games such as Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, Wii Sports and Wii Resorts.
Van Cortlandt LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Crafternoon
Come in every week for a fun and seasonal craft! For ages 5-12, no registration is required.
West New Brighton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Read Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. For ages 4 to 12 years old.
Morris Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Gaming
Got the gaming moves? Challenge your friends in a tabletop or video game. Play chess, bingo, checkers, monopoly, Wii Sports, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero and more. Ages 6-12
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
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…
Francis Martin Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Put a Poem in Your Pocket!
Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day. We will have some of our favorite poems to share with you. Please bring a favorite poem to share with us. Come to the Library on Monday at 3:30 to add to our "Poe-Tree". This Program is for children ages 5-11.
St. Agnes Library, Community Program RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Be Creative with Legos
Come join us! Legos free play. Come take advantage of our many pieces of Legos and make what you want. For ages 3-12.
Morrisania LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
MAD SCIENTIST'S MONDAYS
Join us as we journey into the unknown! Mad Scientists will focus on science lessons coupled with fun experiments. Ages 5 & up with caregiver.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Making Comics 101 Series
A rundown on today's comics industry and what you need to get a comic book made. Basic character design, themes, targeting audiences, genres, scripting, writing, drawing, inking and printing will be touched upon as teens create their own premise and story 'bible' en route to creating their very own comic! Best for ages 5 and older. Presented by Ivan Velez
Hamilton Grange LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Creative Art
Come and express yourself in Art using watercolors, crayons, markers, paints, and found objects. You will create your own pieces of Art to take home. Ages 5 and older.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Kid Flicks
Join us in our community room for our children's film showing. Watch short films based on popular picture books. The perfect way to meet up with friends and end a busy day. All films subject to last minute substitutions. Showing: Cat in the Hat and The Caterpillar & the Polliwog
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Coloring Circle
Here at the Seward Park Library, we don’t believe in an age limit to enjoy the art of coloring. Join us and partake in a relaxing experience. Please note: This is a free program for young adults, and all materials will be provided.
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Documentary Film Series: Imagine: John Lennon (1988)
This "biography" evolves around the nearly 240 hours of film and videotape fortuitously taken by Lennon of his life. The archive footage is transformed into a fascinating life story of one of the most complex and fascinating men of the modern music era. Running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Retro Tech
Ever hear words like VCR or cassette? Stop by this workshop and get in touch with some old school technology.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Quiet Study Hour
Take some time to get your homework done or do some studying in our quiet program room. The program room is open for quiet study time for one hour starting at 4 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Please note that on the third Wednesday of every month, there will be no study hour as the room will be in use for a program.
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Hour: Friendship Bracelets
Join us for Teen Hour! We will be making friendship bracelets!
South Beach LibraryYoung Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Literacy Inc. Read Aloud
Come and listen to stories, make a craft project, & enjoy a snack with the staff of Literacy Inc. Children ages 3-12 welcome. Younger siblings accommodated. No registration required.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Gaming
Teens, enjoy an afternoon of competitive gaming on the Nintendo Wii or Xbox 360. ages 12-18
West New Brighton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
All About Computers
Intermediate Illustrator : Shape and Text Design
Learn more advanced methods of modifying shapes, create new kinds of fills with Gradients, Meshes, and Patterns, and explore Illustrator's powerful text tools.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Art Studio
Draw manga, graffiti, or freestyle, or just sit down and color! It's your choice. All materials will be provided; just bring your creativity!
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Reading Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Morningside HeightsChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Kids Movie
Watch a movie at The Library with friends! Caption
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Celebrate Día: Read, Sing, and Craft Together
Join us in celebrating El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) with a diverse array of stories, songs, and crafts from different cultures. All materials will be provided.
Edenwald LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
It's a Draw
Do you love to color? Come to the teen room and take part in the coloring craze. Paper, colored pencils, markers and literary themed coloring pages will be provided.
High Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Game On!
Got the gaming moves? Show off your skills with the controller and challenge your friends to a game in the library. Play the Wii or Board Games or Cards. Grades 6 and Up.
Pelham Bay LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Homework Club: A Teen Study Group
Quiet time and space, laptops for school work, staff guidance and help finding resources if needed.
Fort Washington LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Musical Mondays
Drums Guitar Bass Keyboard Vocals If this sounds a lot like the game "Rock Band" to you, then you'd be correct. But before it was a video game, it's how people made music. Come jam with the Stapleton Teens every Monday that we're open. All skill levels welcome, from absolute beginners to virtuoso masters. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Ages 12 and up.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
GED Test Prep and Tutoring
GED Test Prep and Tutoring provides one on one assistance to individuals to help further develop their understanding of subjects related to the GED examination with a core focus on their individual needs, strengths and weaknesses.
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Game On @ Bronx Library Center
Play Wii, PS3, and Xbox games at the library. For ages 7 to 12 years old. Pre-registration is required. Limited to 15 children.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
TechConnect
Coder Games
Come and learn how to develop video games while you battle against other libraries in this six week introduction to programming series using Stencyl. Great prizes and snacks are available for all who participate! flyersize_coder_games_flyer_updated.pdf Please register at bit.ly/codergames or at the library.
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
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