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F R E E FA L L P RO G R A M S FOR KIDS

Space oddities, spooky stories, and the real Winnie-the-Pooh—details inside!

September–November | 2012


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Fall Highlights

As a national leader in children’s services, The New York Public Library is the go-to destination for young readers. Our libraries are made up of 91 locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island and include 15 with new or recently renovated children’s centers and five with teen centers. The Library offers thousands of programs and activities for children and teens each month, from story time, arts and crafts, and book discussions to computer and technology classes, homework help, college readiness, and more. Explore the free events listed here to discover a broad range of activities for children in an environment that inspires creativity, exploration, and intellectual growth. For more information about children’s programs visit nypl.org/events or call 212.340.0906. See page 14 for a directory of locations and hours. Programs and hours are subject to change or cancellation. Visit nypl.org or call ahead for the latest information. HOLIDAY CLOSINGS Please note that all locations will be closed Sep 1–3; Oct 8; Nov 11–12; Nov 22.

Major support for children’s and young adult programming is provided by the Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. Barakett Endowment for Children’s and Young Adult Programs and Services.

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Sign up for our family e-newsletter for the latest information, Library news, and special offers. Visit nypl.org/ROARenews or text “KIDS” and your e-mail address to 69979. Privacy policy at nypl.org/

NYPL offers programs and resources for educators and students of all ages, from exhibition tours to research workshops, professional development, and school visits. For more, visit teachandlearn. nypl.org, call 212.576.0037, or e-mail teachandlearn@nypl.org.

This Family Membership supports children’s programs and collections at neighborhood libraries to promote reading and improve achievement. Join us and enjoy our Family Benefit, Halloween party, and all Conservators Program benefits, including special author forums and exhibition previews. Visit nypl.org/conservators or call 212.930.0670.

For information about programs and spaces for teens, visit nypl.org/events, or look for the new UpRoar! poster coming this fall. For adult programs and NYPL exhibitions, pick up NYPL Now! or visit nypl.org/events.

Connect with NYPL Follow the Library on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and more! Visit facebook.com/ newyorkpubliclibrary for details.

Take Pride in Your Support Free programs like these are made possible, in part, by people like you. Show your support by making a donation today, and we’ll send you a free ecofriendly tote bag. You’ll be able to tote your books home from the Library and let the world know that you support The New York Public Library. You may also dedicate your donation to the branch of your choice! Visit nypl.org/tote.

Explore The New York Public Library this fall to discover an exciting array of FREE events for children throughout our 91 locations. Highlights include a series of science labs exploring space oddities and far out physics; art projects creating kooky graphics, paintings, and prints; Halloween stories; and more!

Additional support is provided by the Estate of Charles J. Mauro; the Estate of William C. Morris; the Estate of Esther Manes; New York Life Foundation; MetLife Foundation; Sandra Priest Rose; Solon E. Summerfield Foundation, Inc.; Con Edison; Mr. and Mrs. John Klingenstein; Beth and Christopher Kojima; Milton S. Teicher; Mr. and Mrs. George T. Votis; The Walt Disney Company; The Edith Glick Shoolman Children’s Foundation; and an anonymous donor.

Teachers and Students

Teen and Adult Programs

September–November 2012

Major support for children’s and young adult programming is provided by the Katerina and Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences.

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Free Programs and Activities for Children

Thank You!

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 4 Special Events 8 Early Childhood Programs 10 Programs for Children in K–6

13 UpRoar! Programs for Teens 14 Directory of Libraries

ONGOING EXHIBITION!

Pooh and His Friends Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Children’s Center at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street

Roar! is published four times a year by the Department of Communications and Public Engagement

Shop at the Library! Visit the Library Shop for Libraryinspired gifts, books, and toys—such as this Winnie-the-Pooh stuffed animal. Shop online at shop.nypl.org. The Library Shop Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street shop.nypl.org or 212.930.0641

Deanna Lee, Vice President for Communications Heidi Singer, Director of Publications Rebecca Wong Hohmann, Associate Editor Katharina Seifert, Managing Designer Eliza Cerdeiros, Designer © The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations, 2012

Cover: Beowulf Sheehan Opposite Page Top: Marc Bryan-Brown Photography Opposite Page Bottom, Left to Right: Chae Kihn, Chae Kihn, Jonathan Blanc

Kooky Creations

Spooky Tales to Tingle Your Spine

SciLab @ NYPL

Get creative with graphics, paintings, prints, and more!

Celebrate Halloween with a variety of spooky stories.

Explore space oddities and far out physics!

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Special Events: Plays, Music, and More!

SEPTEMBER–NOVEMBER 2012 NYPL.ORG/KIDS

Katcha and the Devil and Other Czechoslovak Tales š performs a one-man show of Vít Horejš Czech fairy tales (in English) that includes kings, clever village maidens, witches, and spirits. Experience the magic of marionettes that speak, dance, play violin, and fly! For ages 7 to 12.

ARTISTIC EXPERIMENTS @ NYPL Goofy Graphics at Columbus Tuesdays at 3:30 pm

bronx Clason’s Point Mon, Oct 15; 3 pm

Tremont Thu, Nov 8; 4 pm Wakefield Tue, Nov 20; 4 pm Woodstock Wed, Nov 21; 4 pm manhattan 125th Street Thu, Nov 15; 4 pm Aguilar Mon, Nov 5; 4 pm Hamilton Grange Thu, Oct 18; 4:30 pm staten island Dongan Hills Wed, Oct 24; 3:30 pm Richmondtown Sat, Oct 20; 2:30 pm St. George Library Center Wed, Nov 14; 4 pm

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Jonathan Blanc

Big Jeff Halloween Routine “Big Jeff” DeSmedt plays the guitar and sings lively songs in celebration of Halloween. For all ages. bronx Soundview Tue, Oct 9; 11 am manhattan 67th Street Mon, Oct 15; 4 pm

115th Street Thu, Oct 25; 11:30 am Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Thu, Oct 4; 3:30 pm Children’s Center at 42nd Street Sat, Oct 13; 3 pm Epiphany Fri, Oct 12; 11 am Mulberry Street Fri, Oct 19; 3:30 pm Roosevelt Island Wed, Oct 24; 4 pm Tompkins Square Tue, Oct 23; 4 pm staten island Tottenville Thu, Oct 18; 4 pm

Chinese Ribbon Dance Workshop Learn the Chinese ribbon dance with the Red Silk Dancers, who demonstrate how to wave a long silk ribbon to create rainbows, dragons, and waterfalls. For ages 4 to 12. bronx Allerton Tue, Nov 20; 4 pm

Bronx Library Center Sat, Oct 20; 2 pm Castle Hill Tue, Nov 13; 4 pm Eastchester Mon, Nov 5; 4 pm Morris Park Wed, Nov 7; 3:30 pm Pelham Bay Fri, Oct 26; 3:30 pm 4 NYPL Roar!

Throg’s Neck Thu, Nov 8; 3:30 pm Wakefield Wed, Oct 17; 4 pm West Farms Mon, Nov 26; 4 pm manhattan George Bruce Mon, Oct 15; 4 pm Jefferson Market Tue, Nov 6; 3:30 pm Morningside Heights Thu, Nov 15; 4 pm Mulberry Street Fri, Nov 16; 3:30 pm Webster Thu, Oct 4; 4 pm Yorkville Thu, Oct 18; 3:30 pm staten island New Dorp Thu, Oct 11; 4 pm

Flying Skeletons, Snake Sisters, and Maybe a Ghost or Two Storyteller Regina Ress tells strange tales from around the world to celebrate Halloween. Do you have a ghost story? Bring it! For ages 5 to 12. bronx Baychester Wed, Oct 31; 3:30 pm Castle Hill Wed, Oct 17; 4 pm Jerome Park Tue, Oct 23; 4 pm Westchester Square Thu, Oct 18; 3:30 pm manhattan Children’s Center at 42nd Street Sat, Oct 20; 3 pm Fort Washington Tue, Oct 30; 4 pm Terence Cardinal Cook–Cathedral Tue, Oct 16; 10:30 am staten island Huguenot Park Wed, Oct 24; 4 pm

Gustafer Yellowgold Meet Gustafer Yellowgold, the friendly creature who comes to Earth from the sun, in a multimedia program with singer-songwriter and illustrator Morgan Taylor. For ages 4 to 12. bronx Bronx Library Center Sat, Nov 24; 2 pm

Grand Concourse Wed, Oct 10; 4 pm Van Cortlandt Wed, Oct 17; 3:30 pm staten island Huguenot Park Wed, Nov 21; 4 pm Port Richmond Mon, Nov 19; 3:30 pm Todt Hill–Westerleigh Tue, Nov 20; 4 pm

Harvest Moon Join us for a trio of Native American folktales with music, dance, and theatrical flare. Discover a rich oral tradition and be transported to another time and place. For ages 6 to 12. bronx Belmont Wed, Nov 21; 4 pm

Bronx Library Center Sat, Oct 13; 2 pm City Island Fri, Oct 19; 3:30 pm Grand Concourse Wed, Nov 14; 4 pm Morrisania Mon, Nov 5; 3:30 pm manhattan Countee Cullen Sat, Oct 27; 2 pm George Bruce Mon, Nov 19; 4 pm Inwood Thu, Oct 25; 4 pm Seward Park Tue, Oct 16; 4 pm

Leap into to the exquisite Land of Narnia! In a mysterious old house, children find a magical wardrobe containing a secret entrance that leads to a land where a malicious witch and a beautiful lion touch the hearts of all who enter. Presented by Traveling Lantern Theatre Company. For ages 4 to 12. bronx Allerton Tue, Oct 23; 4 pm

Belmont Wed, Oct 17; 4 pm City Island Fri, Nov 9; 3:30 pm Eastchester Mon, Oct 15; 4 pm Francis Martin Wed, Oct 24; 4 pm Jerome Park Tue, Nov 20; 4 pm Kingsbridge Thu, Oct 25; 4 pm Morris Park Wed, Oct 10; 3:30 pm Mosholu Tue, Oct 16; 4 pm Parkchester Thu, Nov 15; 3:30 pm Soundview Mon, Oct 22; 3:30 pm Spuyten Duyvil Thu, Oct 4; 3:30 pm Van Cortlandt Wed, Nov 21; 3:30 pm Van Nest Mon, Nov 26; 3:30 pm West Farms Mon, Oct 29; 4 pm Woodstock Wed, Oct 3; 3 pm manhattan 125th Street Thu, Oct 11; 4 pm Chatham Square Tue, Nov 13; 4 pm Columbus Wed, Nov 14; 4 pm Inwood Thu, Oct 18; 4 pm Jefferson Market Tue, Oct 9; 3:30 pm Seward Park Thu, Nov 1; 6:30 pm St. Agnes Wed, Oct 31; 4 pm

Chae Kihn

Kooky Creations at Kips Bay Tuesdays at 4 pm

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan offers a series of workshops that introduce children to design principles through a variety of printing techniques, including monotypes, marbleized paper, printing with food, subtractive design, scratch prints, fish prints, additive design, and silk screening. Children will create a portfolio to take home at the end of each session. For ages 5 to 12. Limited to 25 participants.

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan hosts a series of creative workshops that experiment with color, geometric shapes, organic shapes, patterns, additive construction, temporal art, organic art, and scale. For ages 5 to 12. Limited to 25 participants.

Oct 2 Monotypes

Oct 2 Color

Oct 30 Subtractive Design

Oct 16

Geometric Shapes

Nov 6

Scratch Prints

Oct 23

Organic Shapes

Nov 13

Fish Print

Oct 9

Marbleized Paper

Oct 16

Marbleized Paper

Oct 23

Printing with Food

Oct 30 Patterns

Nov 20 Additive Design

Nov 6

Additive Construction

Nov 27

Nov 13

Temporal Art

Silk Screening

Nov 20 Organic Art Nov 27 Scale

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Special Events: Plays, Music, and More!

SEPTEMBER–NOVEMBER 2012 NYPL.ORG/KIDS

The Things That We Eat: Tales to Celebrate the Treasures of Food Every creature in the world needs food to live and thrive. Storyteller LuAnn Adams celebrates food in folktales, stories, and songs that include trips to Africa, Jamaica, and Minnesota. Hear such stories as “Green Eggs and Ham,” “Anansi and the Tiger’s Soup,” and “The Carrot.” For ages 4 and older. Presented in conjunction with NYPL’s exhibition Lunch Hour NYC.

SCI LAB @ NYPL

bronx Baychester Sat, Nov 17; 11 am

Chae Kihn

Chae Kihn

staten island Dongan Hills Wed, Nov 7; 3:30 pm

Great Kills Tue, Nov 6; 4 pm New Dorp Thu, Nov 8; 4 pm South Beach Sat, Oct 20; 3 pm St. George Library Center Sat, Oct 13; 3 pm Tottenville Tue, Nov 27; 4 pm

Reading Beatrix Potter On November 16, members of The Beatrix Potter Society will read The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter at select NYPL locations in celebration of the book’s 110th anniversary. The readings are part of the Society’s symposium “Yours Sincerely, Beatrix Potter: Letters and Librarians,” held in New York City November 16–18 in conjunction with the exhibition Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters, on view at The Morgan Library & Museum starting November 2. The readers, many of whom will be dressed as Beatrix Potter, will read to children using a variety of visual aids. Crafts, worksheets, and special treats will be provided. Peter Rabbit may stop by too! manhattan 67th Street Fri, Nov 16; 11 am

Battery Park City Fri, Nov 16; 11 am Epiphany Fri, Nov 16; 3:30 pm Kips Bay Fri, Nov 16; 10:30 am Ottendorfer Fri, Nov 16; 10:30 am Riverside Fri, Nov 16; 3:30 pm

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Sacagawea: Bird Woman Sacagawea, who is best known as the guide on the Lewis and Clark expedition, is one of America’s most significant historical figures. Assiniboine playwright Williams S. Yellow Robe, Jr. brings Sacagawea’s incredible story to life, and shares how this young Native American Indian/Mandan woman brought two worlds together. For ages 6 to 12. bronx Bronx Library Center Sat, Nov 7; 2 pm

Edenwald Mon, Nov 19; 4 pm Mott Haven Tue, Nov 6; 4 pm Mosholu Tue, Nov 20; 4 pm Pelham Bay Fri, Nov 9; 3:30 pm Westchester Square Thu, Nov. 5; 3:30 pm manhattan Children’s Center at 42nd Street Sat, Nov 3; 3 pm Epiphany Wed, Nov 14; 4 pm Fort Washington Tue, Nov 13; 4 pm Hamilton Grange Mon, Nov 26; 4 pm staten island Richmondtown Thu, Nov 8; 4 pm South Beach Sat, Nov 10; 3 pm

KidsLIVE takes children and their families on an enriching cultural and educational journey, which includes musical performances, live theater, opportunities to meet authors and illustrators, and much more. The programs feature presenters who reflect the rich diversity of New York City and help young audiences develop their creativity, talents, and love for learning. Visit nypl.org/kidslive for more information, including upcoming schedules and videos of past programs. KidsLIVE programs are sponsored by the Katerina and Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences.

Spooky Tales to Tingle Your Spine Presented by LuAnn Adams. For ages 4 to 12. bronx Edenwald Wed, Oct 24; 4 pm

Hunt’s Point Mon, Oct 15; 4 pm Parkchester Thu, Oct 18; 3:30 pm Throg’s Neck Thu, Oct 25; 3:30 pm Van Nest Tue, Oct 23; 3:30 pm manhattan Aguilar Mon, Oct 22; 4 pm Chatham Square Tue, Oct 16; 4 pm Columbus Wed, Oct 17; 4 pm Morningside Heights Thu, Oct 11; 4 pm staten island Todt Hill–Westerleigh Mon, Oct 29; 4 pm

Belmont Wed, Nov 14; 4 pm Clason’s Point Fri, Nov 16; 3:30 pm Francis Martin Wed, Nov 28; 4 pm Soundview Mon, Nov 19; 4 pm Spuyten Duyvil Tue, Nov 20; 3:30 pm manhattan Inwood Thu, Nov 15; 4 pm St. Agnes Thu, Nov 1; 3:30 pm staten island West New Brighton Tue, Nov 13; 4 pm

Three Billy Goats Not-So Gruff Learn what really happened between the three billy goats and the troll who lived under the bridge. Storyteller and illustrator Jonathan Ellers weaves a unique version of the traditional story with lively words and drawings. For ages 4 and older. bronx Hunt’s Point Mon, Nov 5; 4 pm Woodlawn Heights Mon, Nov 19; 4 pm manhattan 67th Street Mon, Nov 26; 4 pm 115th Street Wed, Nov 14; 4 pm Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Thu, Nov 1; 3:30 pm Children’s Center at 42nd Street Sat, Nov 10; 3 pm Countee Cullen Sat, Nov 17; 2 pm Roosevelt Island Wed, Nov 7; 4 pm Tompkins Square Tue, Nov 6; 4 pm Yorkville Thu, Nov 15; 4 pm

Gayle Snible

Space Oddities at Clason’s Point

Far Out Physics at Kingsbridge

Tuesdays at 3:30 pm

Thursdays at 3:30 pm

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan presents a series of workshops that allow students to learn about the natural world, including earthquakes and volcanoes, rocks, weather, the moon, the sun, constellations, comets and meteors, and planets. For ages 5 to 12. Limited to 25 participants.

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan leads a series of workshops that explore the science of matter and energy. Children will learn about arches, string instruments and tuning, wind instruments, optics, gravity, magnets, and electricity. For ages 5 to 12. Limited to 25 participants.

Oct 2

Oct 4 Arches

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Oct 16 Rocks

Oct 11

String Instruments and Tuning

Oct 23 Weather

Oct 18

Wind Instruments

Oct 30

The Moon

Nov 1 Optics

Nov 6

The Sun

Nov 8 Gravity

Nov 13 Constellations

Nov 15 Magnets

Nov 20 Comets and Meteors

Nov 29 Electricity

Nov 27 Planets

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Early Childhood Programs

SEPTEMBER–NOVEMBER 2012 NYPL.ORG/KIDS

Preschool Story Time For preschoolers from 3 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers.

BILINGUAL BIRDIES

BRONX

Melrose

Tue 10:30 am

Sep 18; Oct 16; Nov 13

Tue 4 pm

Sep 18, 25; Oct 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov 13, 20, 27

Morris Park

Sat 3 pm

Sep 8, 29; Oct 13; Nov 10

Parkchester

Tue 11 am

Sep 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov 6, 13, 20, 27

Thu 11 am

Sep 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25

Fri 11 am

Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Pelham Bay

Wed 11 am

Sep 12, 26; Oct 10, 24; Nov 14, 28

Sedgwick

Wed 10:45 am

Sep 5, 12, 19, 26; Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov 7, 14, 21, 28

Soundview

Tue 11:30 am

Sep 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 29

Thu 11:30 am

Sep 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov 6, 13, 20, 27

67th Street

Thu 4 pm

Oct 4, 11, 18, 25

Children’s Center at 42nd Street

Mon 4 pm

Sep 10, 17, 24; Oct 1, 15, 22, 29; Nov 5, 19, 26

In this language and music program, children will learn basic vocabulary and short phrases in a second language while singing, dancing, and playing with instruments and fun props. For ages newborn to 5 years with parents/caregivers.

MANHATTAN

STATEN ISLAND

Baby Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Huguenot Park

Fri 10:30 am

Sep 7, 21; Oct 12, 26; Nov 2, 16

For babies from birth to 18 months and their parents/caregivers.

For toddlers from 18 months to 3 years and their parents/caregivers.

South Beach

Fri 10:30 am

Sep 14; Oct 12; Nov 9

BRONX

Wed 11 am

Sep 5, 19

Eastchester

Tue 10:45 am

Oct 9, 23

Kingsbridge

Thu 10:30 am

Sep 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct 4, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 29

Parkchester

Mon 10:30 am

Sep 10, 17, 24; Oct 1, 15, 22, 29; Nov 5, 19, 26

Pelham Bay

Tue 11 am

Sep 11, 25; Oct 2, 16; Nov 6, 20

Riverdale

Tue 11:30 am

Oct 2, 16, 30; Nov 13, 27

Soundview

Tue 10:30 am

Sep 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov 6, 13, 20, 27

Thu 10:30 am

Sep 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 29

Thu 11 am

Sep 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 15

Wakefield

Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library

Wed 10:30 am

Sep 5

Children’s Center at 42nd Street

Tue 10:15 am; 11:15 am

Sep 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov 6, 13, 20, 27

Epiphany

Thu 11 am

Sep 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25

Woodlawn Heights

South Beach

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Tue 11 am

Sep 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov 6, 13, 20, 27

English-Mandarin

City Island

Tue 11 am

Sep 4, 11, 18, 25

manhattan Grand Central Tue, Sep 4; 10:15 am

Kingsbridge

Wed 11 am

Sep 5, 12, 19, 26; Oct 3, 17, 24; Nov 7, 14, 21, 28

Seward Park Mon, Sep 10; Oct 1; Nov 5; 3 pm

Parkchester

Mon 10:30 am

Sep 10, 17, 24; Oct 1, 15, 22, 29; Nov 5, 19, 26

Pelham Bay

Wed 11 am

Sep 5, 19; Oct 3, 17; Nov 7, 21

Riverdale

Tue 11:30 am

Sep 11, 25; Oct 9, 23; Nov 6, 20

Soundview

Tue 11 am

Sep 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 29

Thu 11 am

Sep 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov 6, 13, 20, 27

Wed 10 am

Sep 12, 26; Oct 10, 24; Nov 7, 21

67th Street

Thu 2 pm

Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 18, 29

Children’s Center at 42nd Street

Thu 10:30 am; 11:30 am

Sep 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 29

Epiphany

Tue 11 am

Sep 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov 6, 13, 20, 27

STATEN ISLAND

Dongan Hills

STATEN ISLAND

Wed 10:30 am

English-Hebrew

Baychester

MANHATTAN

MANHATTAN

Kips Bay Wed, Oct 3; 3:30 pm

bronx Riverdale Thu, Sep 6; Nov 1; 11:30 am

BRONX

City Island

English-French manhattan Grand Central Tue, Oct 2; 10:15 am

Jori Klein

*Wed 1 pm

Sep 21; Oct 19; Nov 16

English-Spanish bronx City Island Tue, Sep 4; Oct 2, 16; Nov 6; 11 am

TIPS FOR GROWING READERS 1. R  ead to children from the time they are born. It’s never too early to start! 2. Set aside a special time to read, when you and your family are relaxed. 3. Children enjoy setting the pace of reading time. Encourage them to turn the pages. 4. Many children like to hear the same story again and again. It comforts them and helps develop language skills. 5. Visit the library often to choose books and enjoy programs together. Photo: Jonathan Blanc

Sep 5; Oct 3; Nov 7

*Preregistration required.

Clason’s Point Thu, Sep 6; Oct 4; Nov 1; 11 am Grand Concourse Tue, Sep 4; Oct 2; Nov 6; 10:30 am Morris Park Wed, Sep 5; Oct 3; Nov 7; 10:30 am Riverdale Thu, Oct 4; 11:30 am manhattan 115th Street Mon, Sep 10; Oct 1; Nov 5; 2 pm Columbus Thu, Sep 6; Oct 4; Nov 1; 11 am Epiphany Wed, Sep 5; Oct 3; Nov 7; 1 pm Fort Washington Sat, Sep 8; Oct 6; Nov 3; 12 noon Grand Central Tue, Nov 6; 10:15 am Inwood Fri, Sep 7; Oct 5; Nov 2; 10:30 am Kingsbridge Fri, Sep 7; Oct 5; Nov 2; 10:30 am Kips Bay Wed, Sep 5; Nov 7; 3:30 pm Ottendorfer Sat, Sep 8; Oct 6; Nov 3; 11:30 am St. Agnes Tue, Sep 4; Oct 2; Nov 6; 12 noon staten island St. George Library Center Wed, Sep 12; Oct 3; Nov 7; 10:30 am

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Programs for Children K–6

SEPTEMBER–NOVEMBER 2012 NYPL.ORG/KIDS

Film

Games & Chess

Reading Aloud

Watch new and classic films.

Play a variety of board and card games of all types and skill levels.

Discover the wonder of books and the joy of reading with NYPL librarians.

BRONX

BRONX

Kingsbridge Morrisania

Wed 4 pm Thu 3:30 pm

Sep 5, 12, 19, 26; Oct 3, 17, 24; Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 Sep 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 29

Arts & Crafts Baychester

Thu 4 pm

Sep 6; Oct 4, 11, 18; Nov 1, 8, 15, 22

Melrose

Wed 4 pm

Sep 12; Oct 15; Nov 14

Morrisania

Wed 3:30 pm

Sep 5, 19; Oct 3, 17, 31; Nov 7, 21

Pelham Bay

Fri 11 am

Sep 14, 28; Oct 5, 19; Nov 2, 16

Fri 3:30 pm

Sep 28; Oct 19; Nov 16

Wakefield

Wed 4 pm

Sep 5, 19; Oct 3, 17, 31; Nov 14, 28

West Farms

Tue 3:30 pm

Sep 11, 25; Oct 2, 23; Nov 6, 20

Woodlawn Heights

Wed 4 pm

Sep 19; Oct 24; Nov 14

Woodstock

Fri 3 pm

Sep 7, 21, 28; Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

MANHATTAN

Sep 17; Nov 6

STATEN ISLAND

Dongan Hills

Fri 3:30 pm

South Beach

*Wed 4 pm

Sep 28; Oct 26; Nov 30 Sep 8, 21; Oct 5, 27; Nov 17, 30

Book Discussion Talk about books in a fun and informal setting. MANHATTAN

Children’s Center at 42nd Street

Fri 4:30 pm

Sep 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Computers & Technology Get an introduction to the computer and the Internet. BRONX

Pelham Bay

Mon 3:15 pm

Sep 17; Oct 22; Nov 26

Sedgwick

Fri 4 pm

Sep 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Wakefield

Thu 4 pm

Sep 6, 27; Oct 4, 25; Nov 1, 29

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Baychester

Morrisania

Sat 3:30 pm

Sep 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3, 10, 17

Soundview

Mon 3:30 pm

Sep 10, 17, 24; Oct 15, 22, 29; Nov 5, 12, 19, 26

Wed 4 pm Wakefield

Wed 3:30 pm

Sep 5, 12, 19, 26; Oct 3, 10, 17, 24; Nov 7, 14, 21, 28

Castle Hill

Mon 4 pm

Sep 17; Oct 29; Nov 19

City Island

Thu 3:30 pm

Sep 6, 13, 20, 27

Kingsbridge

Sat 11 am

Sep 8; Oct 6; Nov 3

Sep 5, 12, 19, 26; Oct 3, 10, 17, 24; Nov 7, 14, 21, 28

Morris Park

Mon 4 pm

Sep 10, 17, 24; Oct 1, 15, 22, 29; Nov 5, 19, 26

Fri 3:30 pm

Sep 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Morrisania

Tue 3:30 pm

Sep 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

Parkchester

Wed 3:30 pm

Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov 7

Pelham Bay

Wed 4 pm

Sep 12, 19, 26; Oct 3, 10, 17, 24; Nov 7, 14, 21, 28

Thu 4 pm

Sep 20; Oct 18; Nov 15

Woodstock

Sat 1 pm

Sep 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3, 10, 17

125th Street

Tue 4 pm

Sep 11; Oct 31; Nov 20

Children’s Center at 42nd Street

Wed 2 pm

Sep 5, 12, 19, 26; Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov 7, 14, 21, 28

West Farms

Fri 3:30 pm

Sep 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

George Bruce

Wed 5 pm

Sep 5, 12, 19; Oct 3, 10, 17; Nov 7, 14

Woodstock

Fri 3 pm

Oct 5, 12, 19, 26

Nov 6, 13, 20, 27

Mon 3:30 pm

Sep 10, 17, 24; Oct 1, 15, 22, 29; Nov 5, 26

Wed 3:30 pm

Sep 5, 19, 26; Oct 3, 17, 24, 31; Nov 7, 14, 21, 28

Wakefield

Tue 4 pm

Sep 4; Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov 6, 13, 20, 27

West Farms

Tue 4 pm

Sep 18; Oct 17; Nov 21

Woodstock

Sat 11 am

Sep 8, 22, 29; Oct 6, 22, 20, 27; Nov 3, 10, 17

Sat 11:30 am

Sep 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3, 10, 17

Dongan Hills

Thu 3:30 pm

Sep 13, 27; Oct 11, 25; Nov 8, 29

Huguenot Park

Mon 4 pm

Sep 10, 17, 24; Oct 1, 15, 22, 29; Nov 5, 19, 26

South Beach

Tue 4 pm

Sep 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov 6, 13, 20, 27

MANHATTAN

STATEN ISLAND

Dongan Hills

BRONX

*Wed 2 pm

Sep 6, 20; Oct 11, 25; Nov 15, 29

Sedgwick

Participate in hands-on projects using a variety of skills.

Children’s Center at 42nd Street

Thu 4 pm

Wakefield

MANHATTAN

Jori Klein

BRONX

Melrose

Thu 3 pm

Sep 13; Nov 15

Support the Library! Every afternoon, 30,000 youngsters and teens visit the Library to borrow a book or take advantage of the enriching programs listed in this brochure. You can help provide much-needed funds to buy books, underwrite programs, and expand opportunities for children to explore, learn, and grow by making a donation to the Library today! Become a Friend of the Library for as little as $25. Your contribution will be put to work immediately to benefit the children of New York. As a Friend, you will enjoy special benefits, including discounts on LIVE from the NYPL tickets and at our Library Shop. To join, visit nypl.org/support or call 212-930-0653. An annual gift of $1,000 or more will make you and your family members of our Library Cubs Program. In return for your generous support, you will be invited to exclusive library-themed events held throughout the year, and receive an array of special benefits designed for the whole family to enjoy. For additional information, visit nypl.org/cubs or call 212-930-0670.

St. Agnes

*Sat 10 am; 11 am

Sep 22; Oct 20

Gaming Play Wii, PS3, and Xbox games at the Library.

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Belmont

Mon 3:30 pm

Sep 3, 10, 17, 24; Oct 1, 15, 22, 29; Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, 29

Castle Hill

Fri 3:30 pm

Oct 5, 19; Nov 16, 30

Kingsbridge

Mon 4 pm

Sep 10, 17; Oct 1, 22; Nov 5

Melrose

Fri 3:30 pm

Sep 21; Oct 26; Nov 16

Morrisania

Fri 3:30 pm

Sep 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Pelham Bay

Thu 3:30 pm

Sep 6, 13, 20; Oct 4, 11, 18; Nov 1, 8, 15

Riverdale

Fri 3:30 pm

Sep 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, 30

Soundview

Thu 4 pm

Sep 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 29

Wakefield

Mon 4 pm

Sep 10, 17, 24; Oct 1, 15, 22, 29; Nov 5, 19, 26

West Farms

Thu 3:30 pm

Sep 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 29

Mon 3:30 pm

Oct 1, 22; Nov 5

Children’s Center at 42nd Street

STATEN ISLAND

STATEN ISLAND

Dongan Hills

Get Roar! Updates by E-mail!

Sign up for the Roar! e-newsletter to receive the latest information about programs for kids and families, NYPL news, and special offers. Text “KIDS” and your e-mail address to 69979 or visit nypl.org/ROARenews. To learn more about how the Library uses information you provide, visit nypl.org/privacy. Standard text messaging rates apply. Jori Klein

*Preregistration required.

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More Programs for Children

UpRoar! Free Programs for Teens

SEPTEMBER–NOVEMBER 2012 NYPL.ORG/KIDS

NYPL IS THE PLACE FOR TEENS! Discover a huge variety of FREE events for young people at NYPL. Check out homework help, teen advisory groups, college readiness, hands-on science programs, culinary adventures, and more. Below is just a sampling. For a complete list, visit nypl.org/teens—or look for the new UpRoar! poster coming this fall. Mary Hilliard

Top model Tyra Banks at NYPL last September as part of TeenLIVE. Photo: Jonathan Blanc

Big Jeff Music

Karaoke

PJ Night

Teen Centers

SCI LAB @ NYPL: Biophilia Project

From Garden to Plate

Dance and sing along to children’s entertainer “Big Jeff ” DeSmedt. For ages 18 months to 3 years.

Get up in front of the crowd and show off your star power! Break out new lyrics or add your twist to an old favorite. For ages 5 and older.

Enjoy stories, crafts, and light refreshments at the Library. For ages 5 to 12.

Five Teen Centers include a newly renovated space at Hamilton Grange Library in upper Manhattan, and Teen Central, NYPL’s citywide hub for teens, at Grand Central Library.

Understand science, technology, music, and education in a new and innovative way. Explore the world using iPads in a handson experience using tools developed by the musician Bjork’s Biophilia project.

Teen chefs learn about kitchen chemistry through basic cooking techniques, then create tasty dishes from food grown in the Seward Park Library garden.

manhattan Yorkville Wed, Sep 5; 4 pm

Dance Baby Dance: Toddler Dance Party Toddlers and their parents/caregivers are invited to the Library to get their groove on! We’ll do the Hokey Pokey and learn about music, instruments, and rhythm. Shakers and dance scarves will be provided. For ages 12 months to 3 years. bronx Riverdale Wed, Sep 19; Oct 17;

bronx Bronx Library Center

Nov 14; 3:30 pm

Syd Hoff Birthday Party

Kids Tech Time

2012 marks the 100th birthday of Syd Hoff, one of this country’s most endearing children’s authors, illustrators, and cartoonists.

Grand Concourse manhattan Hamilton Grange Grand Central staten island St. George Library Center

Need extra computer time? Want to explore new games or videos? Learn about NYPL’s electronic resources and have fun online. For ages 5 and older. bronx Baychester Thu, Sep 27; Oct 25;

Nov 29; 4 pm

Knitting & Crochet Celebrate Halloween with a special parade at the Library! For all ages. staten island South Beach Wed, Oct 31; 3 pm

Halloween Story Hour Celebrate Halloween with spooky stories for children. For all ages. bronx Kingsbridge Tue, Oct 30; 4 pm

Nov 19; 5 pm

bronx West Farms Wed, Sep 5, 19; Oct 3, 24;

Nov 21; 11:30 am

Halloween Parade

bronx Kingsbridge Mon, Sep 24; Oct 29;

Learn beginners knitting and crochet techniques from an experienced instructor. If you already knit/crochet, bring your own project to work on, and come share your ideas with others. Please bring along a G hook. We will supply the yarn. For ages 5 and older.

manhattan Children’s Center at 42nd Street Sat, Sep 8; 3 pm

Teen Advisory Group

Calling all tweens! Join us for arts and crafts at the Library. For ages 8 to 13.

What’s your favorite book, song, magazine, or movie? What’s on your mind? Let us know and help make the Library the place you want to be. P.S. You can earn community service credit for school!

staten island Dongan Hills Mon, Sep 10;

bronx Kingsbridge Fri, Sep 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct 5,

Oct 15; Nov 19; 3:30 pm

Weird Science

12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 30; 4 pm staten island South Beach Thu, Sep 27; Oct 25; Nov 15; 4 pm

Participate in hands-on science projects using a variety of household materials.

Homework Lab

Tween Craft

bronx Soundview Sat, Sep 8, 15, 22, 29;

bronx Wakefield Library Thu, Sep 13; Oct 11;

Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3, 10, 17, 24; Dec 1; 10:30 am Woodlawn Heights Thu, Sep 6, 20; Oct 4, 18; Nov 1, 15; 4 pm

Nov 8; 4 pm

Get help with your latest assignments, or work on school projects in a quiet environment. bronx Wakefield Fri, Sep 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12,

manhattan Seward Park Thu, Sep 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 29; 4 pm

17, 24; 4 pm manhattan George Bruce Tue, Sep 25;

Oct 2, 9, 16, 23; 4 pm Seward Park Wed, Nov 7, 14, 28; Dec 5, 12; 4 pm staten island St. George Library Center Thu, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1; 4 pm

College 101 Learn the basics about the college-admissions process: getting the top test scores, getting into college, and getting the cash to pay for it. This workshop, led by staff from Kaplan, also includes tips on writing personal statements. bronx Mott Haven Mon, Nov 5; 4 pm

19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 3 pm 12 NYPL Roar!

bronx West Farms Wed, Sep 26; Oct 3, 10,

TeenLIVE reaches teens culturally, artistically, inspirationally, technologically, and more with the biggest, best, and brightest stars. The programs spotlight current cultural trends and important mainstays that inform the lives of today’s teens. For more information and a list of upcoming programs, visit nypl.org/teenlive TeenLIVE programs are sponsored by the Katerina and Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences.

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NYPL Directory of Locations

SEPTEMBER–NOVEMBER 2012 NYPL.ORG/KIDS

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Allerton 2740 Barnes Avenue 718-881-4240

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58th Street 127 East 58th Street 212-759-7358

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Baychester 2049 Asch Loop North 718-379-6700

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67th Street 328 East 67th Street 212-734-1717

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96th Street 112 East 96th Street 212-289-0908

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115th Street 203 West 115th Street 212-666-9393

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125th Street 224 East 125th Street 212-534-5050

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Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center 610 East 186th Street 718-933-6410

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Bronx Library Center 310 East Kingsbridge Road 718-579-4244

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Castle Hill 947 Castle Hill Avenue 718-824-3838

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Aguilar 174 East 110th Street 212-534-2930

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City Island 320 City Island Avenue 718-885-1703

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Clason’s Point 1215 Morrison Avenue 718-842-1235

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Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library 40 West 20th Street 212-206-5400

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Eastchester 1385 East Gun Hill Road 718-653-3292

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Battery Park City 175 North End Avenue 212-790-3499

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Edenwald 1255 East 233rd Street 718-798-3355

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Bloomingdale 150 West 100th Street 212-222-8030

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Francis Martin 2150 University Avenue 718-295-5287

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Chatham Square 33 East Broadway 212-964-6598

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Grand Concourse 155 East 173rd Street 718-583-6611

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High Bridge 78 West 168th Street 718-293-7800

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Children’s Center at 42nd Street, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street 212-621-0208

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Hunt’s Point 877 Southern Boulevard 718-617-0338

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Jerome Park 118 Eames Place 718-549-5200

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Kingsbridge 291 West 231st Street 718-548-5656

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Melrose 910 Morris Avenue 718-588-0110 Jonathan Blanc

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Morris Park 985 Morris Park Avenue 718-931-0636

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Morrisania 610 East 169th Street 718-589-9268

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Mosholu 285 East 205th Street 718-882-8239

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Mott Haven 321 East 140th Street 718-665-4878

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Parkchester 1985 Westchester Avenue 718-829-7830

Jori Klein

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Columbus 742 Tenth Avenue 212-586-5098

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Countee Cullen 104 West 136th Street 212-491-2070

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Epiphany 228 East 23rd Street 212-679-2645

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Fort Washington 535 West 179th Street 212-927-3533

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George Bruce 518 West 125th Street 212-662-9727

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Grand Central 135 East 46th Street 212-621-0670

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Hamilton Fish Park 415 East Houston Street 212-673-2290

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Hamilton Grange 503 West 145th Street 212-926-2147

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Harlem 9 West 124th Street 212-348-5620

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Hudson Park 66 Leroy Street 212-243-6876

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Inwood 4790 Broadway 212-942-2445

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Jefferson Market 425 Avenue of the Americas 212-243-4334

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Soundview 660 Soundview Avenue 718-589-0880

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Kips Bay 446 Third Avenue 212-683-2520

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Spuyten Duyvil 650 West 235th Street 718-796-1202

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Throg’s Neck 3025 Cross Bronx Expy Ext 718-792-2612

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Macomb’s Bridge 2650 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard 212-281-4900

Tremont 1866 Washington Avenue 718-299-5177

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Van Cortlandt 3874 Sedgwick Avenue 718-543-5150

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Mid-Manhattan Library 455 Fifth Avenue (at 40th Street) 212-340-0863 Morningside Heights 2900 Broadway 212-864-2530

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Van Nest 2147 Barnes Avenue 718-829-5864

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Muhlenberg 209 West 23rd Street 212-924-1585

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Wakefield 4100 Lowerre Place 718-652-4663

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Mulberry Street 10 Jersey Street 212-966-3424

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West Farms 2085 Honeywell Avenue 718-367-5376

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New Amsterdam 9 Murray Street 212-732-8186

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Westchester Square 2521 Glebe Avenue 718-863-0436

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Woodlawn Heights 4355 Katonah Avenue 718-519-9627

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NYPL for the Performing Arts 40 Lincoln Center Plaza (at 65th Street) 917-275-6975

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Woodstock 761 East 160th Street 718-665-6255

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Ottendorfer 135 Second Avenue 212-674-0947

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Riverside 127 Amsterdam Avenue 212-870-1810

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Roosevelt Island 524 Main Street 212-308-6243

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Pelham Bay 3060 Middletown Road 718-792-6744

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Riverdale 5540 Mosholu Avenue 718-549-1212 Sedgwick 1701 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. 718-731-2074

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Dongan Hills 1617 Richmond Road 718-351-1444

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Great Kills 56 Giffords Lane 718-984-6670

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Huguenot Park 830 Huguenot Avenue 718-984-4636

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New Dorp 309 New Dorp Lane 718-351-2977

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Science, Industry and Business Library 188 Madison Avenue (at 34th Street) 917-275-6975

Port Richmond 75 Bennett Street 718-442-0158

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Seward Park 192 East Broadway 212-477-6770

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Richmondtown 200 Clarke Avenue 718-668-0413

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St. Agnes 444 Amsterdam Avenue 212-621-0619

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South Beach 21–25 Robin Road 718-816-5834

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St. George Library Center 5 Central Avenue 718-442-8560

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Terence Cardinal Cooke–Cathedral 560 Lexington Avenue 212-752-3824 Tompkins Square 331 East 10th Street 212-228-4747

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Stapleton 132 Canal Street 718-727-0427

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (at 135th Street) 212-491-2200

(Under renovation; scheduled to reopen late 2012)

Todt Hill–Westerleigh 2550 Victory Boulevard 718-494-1642

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Tottenville 7430 Amboy Road 718-984-0945

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West New Brighton 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416

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Library hours are subject to change; visit nypl.org/locations or call to confirm.

Jonathan Blanc

Washington Heights 1000 St. Nicholas Avenue 212-923-6054

Jonathan Blanc

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(Closed for renovations)

Webster 1465 York Avenue 212-288-5049

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Yorkville 222 East 79th Street 212-744-5824

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All library locations are handicap accessible unless otherwise noted.

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