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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, April 23
@ 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
Mon, April 23
@ 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 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
Color-me-happy
Join us for a fun afternoon of coloring. Relax and have fun coloring with other children! Best for ages 0-12 yera old with parent/caregiver.
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
Maker Monday
Get your fix of S.T.E.M at the library! Come in and use our Legos, Playstix, or other building sets to build anything you can imagine. For ages 5 - 11
St. Agnes Library, Community Program RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
Wii Gaming
Play Wii games at the Library with your friends!
West Farms LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Stories and crafts for children of all ages.
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Mon, April 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Open Building Play
Children ages 5-12 are invited to join us for an hour of building and creativity with Legos!
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 23
@ 3:30 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 23
@ 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
Mon, April 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Tech Connect for Kids
Children learning different computer skills from library resources, the internet, microsoft word and many more.
Morrisania LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
Crafternoon
Join us every week for a seasonal and fun craft! For ages 5-12, no registration is required.
West New Brighton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Tech Time
Come hang out with your friends in a cool, casual environment. Listen to music & chat with your friends. Use laptops to do your homework, watch videos, play games, & more!
Mosholu LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 23
@ 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
Mon, April 23
@ 3:45 p.m.
TechConnect
Supervised Tech Time
Do you have trouble with your email? Do you have questions about Microsoft Office? Do you need to complete a project in Photoshop? Have you heard about NYPL resources like Kanopy, Freegal, or Lynda.com but don't know how to access them? Bring your technology questions and get one -on - one assistance during this open lab time supervised by a tech instructor.
Countee Cullen Library, TechConnect Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
MAD SCIENTIST 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 23
@ 4 p.m.
UNO Tournament
Do you think you're the best at UNO? Compete with other children in the library in a game of UNO and find out.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Movie for Kids
Join us and enjoy a feature film with your friends! All ages are welcomed!
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Kids Movie "The Secret Life of Pets"
Join us and enjoy a feature film with your friends! All ages are welcomed!
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Earth Day: Party with the Animals!
Let's celebrate with LIVE animals that help keep our planet healthy and clean! Solve riddles to figure out which amazing animals received invitations to attend this VIP (Very Important Planet) Party and learn how some small animals play a huge role in nature! Everyone can create a festive "Pretty Planet" collage using recycled materials and leave knowing that they have become one of Earth’s Little Helpers! Best for ages 4-9. Maximum 25 children with adults. Adults must stay with children under 7…
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Graffiti Art Remix
Learn how to create traditional and futuristic graffiti art lettering and character design. Create the hottest manga and anime characters and mash with abstract, symmetrical and geometrical artwork. For ages 13 -18 years old. Presented by DJ SpazeCraft
53rd Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Mixed Media Monday
Come get crafty with us! We'll have several stations set up with different craft materials so you can mix and match what you want to make or build. All materials will be provided. This program is open to all children 4-12 who are accompanied by a caregiver.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Workshop: Read, Talk, Sing, Write, Play!
Join us each week to explore one of the five pillars of early childhood education with an activity: reading, talking, singing, writing, and playing. Refreshments will be served. For parents and caregivers and their children.
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
Early Childhood Educators,
Children,
Teachers
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Tech Hour
Stop by for an hour and play Minecraft, or other online games with friends and other teens. Challenge your friends to a tournament or just play for fun!
Grand Concourse Library, Young Adult RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Make Your Own Mini Composter
Celebrate Earth Day at the library. Using household items and food scraps, we’ll make micro composters and grow our own soil! Ages 7-12
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Game Night
Join us for weekly Family Game Night featuring classic and new board games as well as video games! For ages 6 and up. Younger children are welcome with an adult.
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
DIY Book Making for Kids
Have you ever wanted to write your own story, make a comic book, or keep a journal? In this program, kids will take on creative book-making activities as we explore different project approaches together. Recommended for ages 7-12.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Spanish 101 for Teens!
Teens! Would you like to learn Spanish? Join us for basic Spanish conversation classes. Learn simple everyday usage of vocabulary, grammar and conversation.
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Makerspace
Tinker, fidget, and experiment! Use everyday items to create, make, and problem solve. Can be done individually or as a team. Limited supplied provided.
Wakefield LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Reading Aloud Storytime
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 23
@ 4 p.m.
Teens
Poetry Maze
To celebrate National Poetry Month, we'll engage in a series of poetry-based activities every Monday in April! 4/2: Magnetic Poetry - Make DIY magnetic poetry pieces and create your own poems for a poetry display. 4/9: Book Spine Poetry - Build ephemeral poems out of book titles from our teen collection. 4/16: Blackout Poetry - Scribble out words with Sharpies to create blackout poetry. 4/23: Poetry Maze - Find your way through this "maze" by guessing the correct poets and win a prize! 4…
Woodstock LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Afternoon Arts
Join Miss Clea for a guided craft hour. You will leave with a beautiful creation. No registration required.
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Musical Mondays
Come learn how to play guitar, drums, bass, keyboard, and even sing. Absolute beginners and experts alike welcome. We just got a serious upgrade to this program, jam with us!
Stapleton Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
High Bridge Homework Club
Join us in the teen room for homework help. Bring your homework and leave the distractions outside. Staff will be available to offer assistance and helpful resources.
High Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 23
@ 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 23
@ 4 p.m.
Paper CircuitsTremont LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons: Spring Fever
It's the Crafternoon Series:Spring Fever!!! Come join us for our series of Arts and Crafts activities held in the afternoon. We have some fun crafts for your entertainment! This month, we will be featuring some new activities. You must attend to find out! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.*
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Lounge
If you are looking for a place to hang out with good friends, get updates on the latest happenings and explore your creative side, come join our stress free, friendly environment at Eastchester Teen Lounge! All teens currently in 7th-12th grade are welcome.
Eastchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
3D Doodling!
3Doodler is a 3D doodling pen that allows you to create objects from drawing in the air or on surfaces. Come and join us as we create physical structures from 3Doodler pens! Dates: APRIL 9TH APRIL 23RD MAY 7TH MAY 21ST JUNE 4TH JUNE 18TH All supplies will be provided. Registration required. SPACE IS LIMITED. Ages: ONLY 8 - 12
Tompkins Square Library, BasementChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Teen LEGO Club
Join us for an hour of fun and let your imagination run wild by building your very own creation using LEGO® bricks! For ages 13-18. Children aged 8-12 may join if space is available.
Port Richmond LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Kids Gaming
Got the gaming moves? Challenge your friends to a game! Play aracade Basketball Shootout, chess, bingo, checkers, Jenga, connect four and more! Ages 6-12
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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