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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, December 13
@ 3 p.m.
December Craft Time
It's Craft Time at Yorkville!!! Drop in for a quick craft. Bring your creativity and make something special to take home. Ages 3 and up.
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 13
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Lounge
Relax with your friends, use laptops, read, play games, or study. It’s up to you! Teens can bring snacks.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, December 13
@ 3 p.m.
Math TASC prep
Math TASC prep is a program designed to aid individuals in preparation for the TASC exam. This program only covers topics related to the math portion of the TASC exam. Basic math skills are required. December 6, 2017- Decimals and Fractions (continued) December 13, 2017- Ratios and Proprtions December 20, 2017- Percents December 27, 2017- Interest and Percent of Change
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
Wed, December 13
@ 3 p.m.
Coloring and Drawing Program for Kids
Be creative! Come, join other kids to draw your favorite characters from books, and color thematic pages. All materials will be provided.
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 13
@ 3 p.m.
Homework Help @ 125th Street
Need help completing your homework assignments? Stop by during homework help hours for additional help in the areas of math, English, science or history. For young adults ages 13-18. (Recommended for middle schoolers) Snacks provided courtsey of the Feed the Youth Innovation project.
125th Street Library, Children's RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, December 13
@ 3 p.m.
Celebrate the Best Books for Teens
Come celebrate the Best Books for Teen 2017 at Mulberry Street with snacks, games and a special guest! For ages 13-18
Mulberry Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, December 13
@ 3 p.m.
Origami Hour
Join us for some paper folding fun! Take your creations home! No registration required. Ages 5-12
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 13
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Space
Come hang out in the Teen Space on Mondays and Thursdays. Bring your friends and your food to the third floor, where you can play board games, do your homework, check out a laptop, or draw your next masterpiece on the library's full-wall chalkboard. For ages 13 to 18. No registration required.
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, December 13
@ 3 p.m.
Code with Ozobots
Have fun coding Ozobot! Learn basic computer science concepts and how to code robots without a computer by drawing and coloring patterns and with a computer by using blocks on Ozoblockly. Every week some of your favoirte book characters will go on an adventure coded by you. You will be working in teams of 2, so invite a friend to sign up too. Ages 6+ taught by volunteer Cristina Mota. Pre-registration required.
67th Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 13
@ 3 p.m.
TechConnect
Gizmos & Gadgets!
The Code Your Story program is a FREE S.T.E.A.M course available to kids your local branch in the form of coding clubs.(" Google CS First Club"). * Kids can tell any narrative that they can imagine and express it by coding. Google CS First Club, try out Makey Makey Projects as well as littleBits Projects , Legos and play with our new Tablets for Kids. Join us!!!!!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 13
@ 3 p.m.
Wacky Wednesdays
Chill out at the library on a hump day! Join us for a program, or a movie, or a game! Every Wednesday 3-5pm. For ages 5-17
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, December 13
@ 3 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Open Lab
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and individualized assistance from a TechConnect instructor! Assistance is offered on a first-come first-served basis.
Richmondtown Library, Technology Training CenterAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, December 13
@ 3 p.m.
Coloring Time
Come to the library and color!
South Beach LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 13
@ 3 p.m.
Stay Well Exercise
Join us for a free Stay Well exercise session. Stay Well volunteers certified by the NYC's Department for the aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for seniors of all ability levels. Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Exercise equipment will be provided. All participants are required to sign a personal medical waiver at the beginning of the class. Call or stop by for further details.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, December 13
@ 3 p.m.
Homework Help
Need help completing your homework assignments? Stop by during homework help hours. Grades K-2.
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 13
@ 3 p.m.
Homework Help
Homework Assistance for school aged children. (Ages 5-12)
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 13
@ 3 p.m.
Study Hour
Complete your schoolwork and learn
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 13
@ 3:15 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Ferdinand
On December 15th, the beloved classic Ferdinand comes to life in a BIG way. Join us as we have a special Ferdinand themed storytime and activity. All ages welcome
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren
Wed, December 13
@ 3:15 p.m.
Money Matters
Planning for a Successful Retirement
Where will the money come from! This class describes a variety of tax advantaged accounts that individuals can set up to help them acquire the nest egg necessary for retirement and/or college bound children. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Wed, December 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
Tarzan
Tarzan is a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan. He then finds out that he's human. Now Tarzan must make the decision as to which family he should belong to...
Van Cortlandt LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
After school Activities
Staff led programs that will engage children and tweens in a variety of activities including story time, LEGO building, board, card and video games, arts and crafts, karaoke, science experiements and more. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
STEM Wednesdays
Learn basic STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) concepts. This fun learning experience begins with a short read aloud followed by either hands-on science experiments, engineering challenges, or technology tinkering. Children ages 5-12 welcome. No registration required. This program will be held in the Children's Room. STEM Wednesdays will follow the schedule below: December 6 - Engineering December 13 - Science December 20 - Technology
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Children
Wed, December 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
Soundview Library's Scrabble Club
You don't need to be a word whiz to enjoy a good game of scrabble! The right letters on the right squares can turn even the smallest words into big scores! So come join us for a fun afternoon of scrabble with Ms. Valerie.
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
Tween Tech: Clubs
Interested in robotics, coding, the arts, and more? Innovate, create, and tinker in our new monthly tech club! Ages 9+/4th Grade+ No registration required, but space is limited!
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Wed, December 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
R.E.A.D. ® Reading Education Assistance Dogs ®
New York Therapy Animals is the official affiliate of “R.E.A.D.® Reading Education Assistance Dogs®” Program of Intermountain Therapy Animals of Salt Lake City, Utah. R.E.A.D. is the 1st and foremost comprehensive reading to therapy dogs support program helping to improve children’s literacy and social skills through the assistance of trained, registered and insured therapy dog teams as literacy mentors. Dogs can’t read but they can be great listeners! Reading to a therapy dog is fun!…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 13
@ 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!
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, December 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
Chess Instruction
Participants from beginner's to master level will learn/practice the fundamentals of chess with a cognitive approach. All materials will be provided. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by William Frangos
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, December 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
The Symmetry Totem
A graphic design project that uses typography as a springboard to creating personal symbols and the art of logo design. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by DJ SpazeCraft
Tremont LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, December 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
The Story of Ebenezer Scrooge
The Classic tale of a miser's redemption. Ebenezer Scrooge is a nasty, mean, snarling old geezer with no care for anything other than his money. Best for ages 4 and older. Presented by Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
Soundview LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
The Music, Bubble, and Comedy Show: Winter Wonderland
​The Music, Bubble And Comedy Show: Winter Wonderland! is a snowy, musical experience for children and families. The show engages children with comedy, songs, bubbles, music technology and children’s stories which foster literacy, storytelling and a lifelong love of your local library! The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children and a great time for parents and caregivers. Each song in the 45-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual and sensory experiences designed to help kids le…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
A Beginners Course in Magic
Learn how to do magic tricks with everyday objects that are readily available in your home. Based upon Friedhoffer's book in the library's collection, The Magic Show. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by Bob Friedhoffer
Melrose LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, December 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
Sing a Song!
Sing. Sing a Song. Sing it Loud. Sing it Strong! Sing songs with Ms. Eve with storybooks and fairytales.
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
Party with Bubbles
Elaine Gil brings an energetic music and movement experience to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Show includes face painting, balloon animals, parachute games, bubbles, singing, dancing and a lot of audience participation.
Muhlenberg LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, December 13
@ 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)
Wed, December 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
"Like Me" - A Performance Piece
"Like me" presents conflict between an old-fashioned stickler for correctness and a young social media addict. When brought together by circumstance, it becomes apparent that they speak their own unique forms of English, incoherent to the other. How can they communicate through the chasm? Performed by Anne Moss and Geneva Jenkins. This piece will be performed as part of our all-day East Village Arts Festival, in the basement community room, at 3:30pm.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Wed, December 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teens
Game On! Nintendo Wii @ Parkchester #YAatPK
Got the gaming moves? Show off your skills with the controller and challenge your friends to a game in the library. Join us for Nintendo Wii @ Parkchester!
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, December 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
Wii Hour
Kids can go on an adventure with enjoyable fascinating video games! Show your friends what you are made of in an hour of gaming at the library.
Tremont LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
Ongoing
Early Literacy
Story Time: Read Aloud
A librarian will share picture books, engaging children with the joy of reading and life-long learning. While you're here, be sure to check out the Library's great collection of children's stories, both old and new.
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, December 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
Wii Gaming
Teens, come compete in your favorite Wii games.
West Farms Library, Story Hour RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, December 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
Craft-eens!
Teens! Join us every Wednesday for a different craft project! Each week will be different ! All materials will be provided.
Mosholu LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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