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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Craft Workshop for ChildrenAguilar LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Children's Canvas Painting
Join us for our monthly children's canvas painting! For children ages 5-12. First come, first 15 children served. Tickets for painting will be given out 15 minutes prior to start time.
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Minecrafting
Do you love to play Minecraft? Come and play this super popular MMO with other teen pros at the Hamilton Grange Library!
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen D&D @ the Library
Ever heard of the game Dungeons of Dragons? Come build a character and learn the basic of what it takes to play this game. The second session will be a one-shot campaign.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Join us for stories, songs, and a craft! For preschoolers ages 3-5 and their parents/caregivers. This program is limited to 20 participants. First come, first served.
Seward Park Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: The Princess & the Frog
The Princess and the Frog (2009) A prince and a princess are transformed into frogs and seek the help of a voodoo priestess to restore their true forms. Director: John Musker, Ron Clements Stars: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley, Jennifer Cody Runtime: 1hr 35min
Van Cortlandt LibraryAdults,
50+,
Children,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
ESL - Intermediate English Conversation Practice
Are you learning English? Come to our English conversation hour to practice your skills. This group is for lower intermediate speakers and above.
Francis Martin LibraryAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
S.T.E.M. Wednesday
Join us as we explore fun, educational, and interactive activities that build your love for science.
West Farms LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Do-It-Yourself Arts & Crafts!
Come and get crafty with us! Art supplies and craft supplies will be available. Specific craft to be determined.
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
FAIRY-TALE HOUR: BLACK HISTORY MONTH: "The People Could Fly" by Virginia Hamilton (American Black Folktale) et al
FAIRY-TALE HOUR: A Special Read-aloud in celebration and honor of Black History Month 1) "The People Could Fly" by Virginia Hamilton (American Black Folktale) 2) "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters" by John Steptoe (African Tale) 3) "Why Mosquitoes buzz in people's ears" by Verna Aardema (African Legend) 4) " Who's in Rabbit's House"? by Verna Aardema (Masai Tale) 5) "Why the Sky is Far Away" Retold by Mary-Joan Gerson (Nigerian Folktale) 6) "I am Loved" (A Poetry Collection) by Nikki Giova…
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Lounge
Looking for extra computer time? Need homework help? Like snacks? Relax with your friends, play games, or study-- it's up to you! Stop by Teen Lounge, every Wednesday afternoon in the Community Room.
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Craft for Teens
Looking for cool arts and crafts ideas for teens, kids, and anyone who loves creative art projects? Making your own artwork is a favorite DIY for teens for a reason, you can make cool room decor tailored to your style, you can learn new crafting skills, and you get to express yourself with color, paint, glue, string, and tons of other cool art and craft supplies.
Eastchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Arts and Crafternoon
Relax afterschool with art! We will be doing fun and creative artistic projects. February 7: Stained Glass Mittens February 14: Heart Painting February 21: Winter Collage February 28: Watercolor and Salt Painting Materials Will be Provided.
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime (all ages)
The librarian will share favorite, new, and seasonal stories. Coloring pages and crayons will be on hand to share after the reading. This storytime is held on the second floor storytime rug.
Muhlenberg LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
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.
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…
Morrisania LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Arts & Crafts
Hands on projects using a variety of skills.
Morrisania LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:45 p.m.
Early Literacy
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
Picture book stories, songs, and crafts for children ages 2-5.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 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…
Aguilar LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Picture Book Stories in the Library
After a busy day at school or the playground come to the library for a relaxing time filled with stories. You can join you friends in the library and listen to some of your favorite stories both old and new. Ages 4 - 7
St. Agnes LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
TechConnect
Online Learning with Lynda.com
Learn how to learn on Lynda! The Library has partnered with Lynda.com to offer FREE ACCESS to over 3,000 courses. This class will cover the basics of how to access the website for FREE! You will have time to explore the site and begin your self-paced learning journey. MUST BRING YOUR LIBRARY CARD AND YOUR 4 DIGIT PIN CODE. MUST BRING A PAIR OF HEADPHONES TO CLASS.
Tremont Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Planet Manga
You'll learn the fundamentals of storytelling and character building using a cosmic, fantastical spac opera format. This is a wonderful intro to comics, animation and science fiction as the kids learn to tell stories and create characters based on scientific facts and dreams of the future. For ages 13 -18 years old. Presented by Ivan Velez
High Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Wildlife at the Library
Animals in the library? Join Andrew Simmons and his traveling zoo as he introduces you to a golden eagle, eagle owl, barn owl, burmese python, black throat monitor, alligator, and opossums. Learn about the fierce competitors in the wild. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by Andrew Simmons
Macomb's Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Art of the MC
Call it poetry, MCing, rapping, or rocking the mic, this lesson breaks down the creative process of thinking of themes, writing and/or freestyling rhymes based off the theme, performing the track live and critiquing the music and performance. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by Bridging Education and Art Together (BEAT)
Wakefield LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Fox Fables
What makes you - YOU? When the fox and his precious tail are separated, he decides to try out being other animals in order to discover a new identity. A literary mashup of Aesop's Fables! Best for ages 2-7 with parent/caregiver. Presented by WonderSpark Puppets
South Beach LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Poof! Life in a Vacuum
Where does space begin? How far away is the Moon? Where did the space shuttles go? These questions and more are answered as students discover the USS Intrepid’s role in the Space Race. Using a bell jar and vacuum pump, Museum educators will mimic the vacuum of space! Your students will first predict, then discover what happens to various objects when they are exposed to a vacuum and then make the connection to how the human body would react to the vacuum of space. For ages 13 -18 years old. Pr…
Eastchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
FAMILY STORYTIME:PICTURE BOOK TIME
Enjoy hearing books read aloud, fingerplays action rhymes and coloring. For ages 3 years and up with caregiver.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Family Movies
Feature movie titles, varying in length from 90 minutes to 2 hours.
Countee Cullen Library, Story Hour RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
LiteracyINC
Fun read aloud and activity. Everyone who comes leaves with a free book!
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Bookcraft
Come to the library and have a blast listening to stories and making a fun craft!
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Manga Movie AfternoonTremont LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoon
Let your creativity run wild! We'll supply the materials, you supply the ideas!
Kips Bay Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Trivia
Compete against your friends to see who knows the most random facts and can solve the most brainy puzzles.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Poetry Workshop with Bill Zavatsky
No experience necessary. Just bring your love of poetry and your favorite writing implement.
Morningside HeightsAdults
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Creative Crafts
Get your creativity going! Join us each week to complete a great new seasonal craft project to take home.
Hamilton Fish Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Adult Coloring
Coloring isn't just for kids anymore! Use this as an opportunity to spend a quiet moment putting color to paper. We use all kinds of materials - watercolors, oil pastels, and more.
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.
Canceled
Summer Youth Employment Workshop
The 2018 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides NYC youth ages 14-25 with paid summer employment for up to 6 weeks during the months of July-August. Teens interested in working for the summer, please join us and meet with Summer Youth Employment Specialists to help with filling out the application and finding you a job for the summer.
Jerome Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Films for Children
Short films and cartoons for children.
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Game Night
Game Night @ 125th Street Library Every Wednesday Night 4-5:30 p.m. Join us for Family Game Night. Play PS4, or Xbox games at the library. Board games of all types are available for you to play with your friends, family, and neighbors.
125th Street Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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