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Free programs for kids Summer 2013

Summer Reading 2013

Don’t miss lots of cool activities at NYPL during the hot weather—details inside!

June–August 2013


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Summer 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 science and art workshops, board games and chess, homework help, and more. Explore the free events listed here to discover a broad range of activities for children in an environment that inspires creativity and intellectual growth.

Thank You!

For more information about children’s programs, visit nypl.org/events or call 212.340.0906.

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

See page 22 for a directory of locations and hours. Programs and hours are subject to change or cancellation. Visit kids.nypl.org or call ahead for the latest information. Holiday Closings Please note that all NYPL locations will be closed for holiday observance on July 4 and August 31–September 2.

Teachers and Educators

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NYPL offers various programs and resources for teachers and educators and their students. For more information, call 212.340-0906.

Free programs like the ones listed in NYPL Roar! are made possible, in part, by the Friends of the Library membership group. For as little as $25 a year, you’ll join thousands of generous New Yorkers who believe that everyone deserves free access to knowledge and information. Friends of the Library also receive benefits such as discounts to LIVE from the NYPL tickets and to The Library Shop. Visit nypl.org/join or call 212.930.0653.

Teen and Adult Programs

Connect with NYPL

For information about teen programs, visit nypl.org/events. For adult programs, pick up NYPL Now! or visit nypl.org/events.

Follow the Library on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and more! Visit facebook.com/ newyorkpubliclibrary for details. And follow @nyplkids for tweets about children’s events and resources at NYPL and beyond.

Shop at the Library! After visiting the original Winnie-thePooh and his friends in NYPL’s new exhibition The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter (see page 5), don’t leave without getting your own lovable bear to take home. The Shop also has Pooh books—and other classic children’s books—plus toys, cards, and gifts for young and old.

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June–August 2013

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

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.

Explore The New York Public Library this summer to discover an exciting array of FREE events for children in locations throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Highlights include dozens of Summer Reading programs, new Lego robotics classes, and performances featuring the Paper Bag Players and Gustafer Yellowgold. INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 4 Performances, Music, and More!

OPENING IN JUNE!

5 Special Events: Children’s Literature Exhibition and the Paper Bag Players

The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter See the new exhibition at the Schwarzman Building

8 Hands-On Workshops 10 Early Childhood Programs 11 Summer Reading 2013

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18 Programs for Children in K–6 21 More Programs for Children

22 Directory of Libraries

Conservator Family Membership This Family Membership supports children’s programs and collections at neighborhood libraries to promote reading and improve achievement. Members enjoy events for the whole family, including the annual Family Benefit and Halloween party, plus all Conservators Program benefits, including special author forums and exhibition previews. Visit nypl.org/conservators or call 212.930.0670. NYPL Roar! is published four times a year by the Department of Communications and Marketing

The Library Shop Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street 212.930.0641

Ken Weine, Vice President of Communications and Marketing Elizabeth Hays, Acting Director of Publications Abby Tannenbaum, Editor Katharina Seifert, Managing Designer Rosalene Labrado-Perillo, Designer Lauren Trainor, Editorial Associate Jonathan Blanc, Julia Chang, Contributors

Special Event: Saddles and Sunshine

NEW! Lego Robotics at NYPL

The Paper Bag Players visit the old West in this rousing show!

Learn how to design and build fabulous robots with Lego pieces!

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Spend Hot Days at Cool Library Activities

Check out crafts, science workshops, music, movies, and more! Pages 18–21

© The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations, 2013

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Special Events

Performances, Music, and More! Abracadabra

Big Jeff Music

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Evan Paquette performs amazing sleight-ofhand tricks and magic. For all ages.

Sing and dance with “Big Jeff” DeSmedt. For all ages.

Countee Cullen Thu, Aug 8; 4 pm Jefferson Market Tue, Jul 23; 3:30 pm

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Eastchester Mon, Aug 19; 2 pm

Throg’s Neck Thu, Jul 25; 3 pm

Richmondtown Wed, Jul 24; 2:30 pm

Edenwald Wed, Aug 14; 4 pm

St. George Library Center Tue, Jul 30; 3 pm

High Bridge Tue, Aug 13; 3 pm

Butterfly Boogie

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Meet some of the coolest insects around in The Tale of Flutterby and Piggle, a musical performance that demonstrates the interdependence between plants and animals. Presented by the Central Park Zoo Wildlife Theatre. For ages 5 and older.

Create 3-D mixed-media sculptures of wild creatures using recycled computer parts, watercolors, and other materials. For ages 4 and older. Limited to 12 participants.

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Castle Hill Tue, Aug 27; 3 pm

Children’s Center at 42nd Street Sat, Aug 10; 3 pm Fort Washington Sat, Aug 17; 12 noon

African Dance Get up and feel the rhythm! Learn the styles and history of African dance with Caren Calder and a live drummer. Presented by Urban Stages. For ages 5 and older.

Van Nest Mon, Aug 19; 3:30 pm

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Wakefield Tue, Jul 23; 4 pm

Allerton Tue, Jul 23; 4 pm Soundview Mon, Aug 12; 3:30 pm Tremont Fri, Aug 23; 2 pm manhattan

Hamilton Grange Wed, Aug 21; 4 pm

The Art of Mime Bill Bowers performs short scenes and demonstrates basic mime skills Presented by Urban Stages. For all ages. bronx

Mott Haven Tue, Jul 9; 4 pm manhattan

Seward Park Tue, Jul 2; 4 pm

Baychester Mon, Jul 8; 3:30 pm Hunt’s Point Fri, Jul 26; 2 pm

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Bloomingdale Mon, Jul 1; 3:30 pm Hamilton Grange Thu, Jul 11; 3 pm

The Caterpillar Hunter Based on the late Steve Irwin, the Caterpillar Hunter shrinks himself and sets off to explore the terrain, pursuing elusive bugs in the wilds of a common vegetable garden. Presented by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company. For ages 4 and older.

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Exhibition

An Erik Woods Workshop: Animals

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Grand Concourse Wed, Jul 10; 2 pm

Margaret Wise Brown’s beloved bedtime story is a highlight of The ABC of It; a featured area of the exhibition celebrates the 1947 classic, which is one of the most influential children’s books of the past 60 years.

Sedgwick Wed, Aug 7; 3:45 pm Westchester Square Thu, Jul 18; 3 pm manhattan

115th Street Wed, Aug 28; 4 pm

The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter

Hamilton Fish Park Thu, Aug 8; 3 pm

June 21, 2013–January 19, 2014

Going on a Mystery Hunt

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building D. Samuel and Jeane H. Gottesman Exhibition Hall

Robin Bady tells stories and sings songs as part of a great adventure. For ages 4 and older. bronx

Bronx Library Center Sat, Aug 17; 2 pm manhattan

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Children’s Center at 42nd Street Sat, Jul 13;

Castle Hill Tue, Jul 2; 3 pm

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Parkchester Thu, Jul 25; 2:30 pm

Don’t miss the grand opening of NYPL’s newest library Stapleton Library 132 Canal Street (near Wright Street), Staten Island 718.727.0427 Tuesday, June 11, 2013 10 a.m. Ribbon-cutting ceremony

The Paper Bag Players: Saddles and Sunshine This show combines humor, music, dancing, and lots of opportunities for the audience to be a part of the fun! Featuring cowboys and cowgirls galloping onto the stage, rousing electric piano, and funny stories, Saddles and Sunshine celebrates the old West in an original way. For ages 3 to 8. manhattan

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos Forum Thu, Jul 11; 11 am

Summer Workshop! The Paper Bag Players also offers a theater workshop in which children learn various aspects of creating an original play; the final session features a mini performance. For ages 6 to 12. Limited to 20 participants. bronx

Hunt’s Point Tuesdays at 2 pm Jul 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 West Farms Wednesdays at 2 pm Jul 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 staten island

Port Richmond Thursdays at 2 pm Jul 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Visit your favorite children’s books and authors in the Library’s new exhibition, The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter, which celebrates the extraordinary richness of children’s literature. See original artwork for such classics as The Wizard of Oz, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Eloise—plus Mary Poppins’s umbrella!

Major support for The New York Public Library’s exhibitions and public programs is provided through generous gifts from Celeste Bartos, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, and Jonathan Altman. Additional support for this exhibition has been provided by the Bertha and Isaac Liberman Foundation, Inc., in memory of Ruth and Seymour Klein.

11 a.m.–8 p.m. Free activities for the whole community throughout the day; library open for business

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Performances, Music, and More! Make Art with Pop Artist Michael Albert

manhattan

Musician John Berger demonstrates percussion instruments from all over the world and shows how percussion helps to tell stories and create mood. For ages 5 to 12.

Geoge Bruce Mon, Aug 5; 4 pm

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Play air guitar, jump high, pop bubbles, and stroll in the garden with Meredith LeVande and her band. For ages 4 and older.

Allerton Tue, Jul 9; 4 pm

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Belmont Wed, Aug 7; 4 pm

67th Street Tue, Aug 20; 4 pm

Clason’s Point Mon, Jul 15; 3 pm

Webster Mon, Jul 15; 4 pm

Eastchester Mon, Jul 8; 1 pm

High Bridge Tue, Jul 16; 3 pm

Francis Martin Wed, Jul 10; 3 pm Grand Concourse Wed, Aug 14; 2 pm

Monkey Monkey Music

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Tottenville Mon, Jul 8; 3 pm

Tipingee, Brer Rabbit & the Mouse That Barked

My City Park

Hunt’s Point Thu, Aug 8; 2 pm Mott Haven Tue, Aug 6; 3 pm

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Pelham Bay Fri, Jul 19; 3 pm

Wakefield Wed, Jul 10; 4 pm

Todt Hill–Westerleigh Mon, Jul 15; 4 pm

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St. Agnes Thu, Jul 18; 4 pm

Meet Gustafer Yellowgold

Bronx Library Center Sat, Aug 10; 2 pm

Morgan Taylor presents a multimedia performance featuring Gustafer Yellowgold, the friendly creature who comes to the earth from the sun. For ages 4 and older.

City Island Fri, Aug 9; 3 pm

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Hamilton Fish Park Thu, Jul 11; 3 pm Hudson Park Mon, Aug 19; 4 pm Inwood Thu, Jul 18; 3 pm staten island

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Belmont Wed, Jul 24; 4 pm

Melrose Tue, Jul 9; 2 pm manhattan

Battery Park City Wed, Jul 17; 4 pm Bloomingdale Mon, Aug 5; 3:30 pm Chatham Square Tue, Jul 16; 11 am

Soundview Mon, Jul 22; 3:30 pm

Woodlawn Heights Thu, Jul 11; 3 pm

Tremont Fri, Aug 9; 3 pm

manhattan

Why Read!?!

125th Street Thu, Aug 15; 4 pm staten island

Laine Barton uses bubble sculptures, platespinning, magic, music, and more to tell her stories. For ages 6 and older.

Dongan Hills Wed, Aug 14; 2 pm

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New Dorp Thu, Jul 11; 4 pm

Hunt’s Point Wed, Aug 14; 4 pm

Melrose Tue, Jul 16; 2 pm

Story Songs with Bob-a-loo

Morrisania Mon, Jul 8; 3:30 pm Tremont Fri, Jul 26; 3 pm

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Van Nest Fri, Jul 19; 3:30 pm

Soundview Mon, Jul 8: 3:30 pm

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Children’s Center at 42nd Street

Fort Washington Sat, Jul 20; 12 noon

Sat, Jun 22; 3 pm

Jefferson Market Thu, Aug 29; 3:30 pm

Morningside Heights Thu, Aug 15; 4 pm

staten island

Muhlenberg Wed, Jul 17; 4 pm

Dongan Hills Wed, Jul 17; 2 pm

Yorkville Thu, Jul 18; 3 pm

West New Brighton Tue, Jul 9; 2 pm

staten island

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Bronx Library Center Sat, Jul 13; 2 pm

Bloomingdale Mon, Jul 29; 3:30 pm

Eastchester Mon, Jul 29; 1 pm

Inwood Thu, Jul 25; 3 pm

Edenwald Wed, Jul 24; 4 pm

Morningside Heights Fri, Jul 26; 3:30 pm

Grand Concourse Wed, Jul 31, 2 pm

staten island

Hunt’s Point Wed, Jul 10; 2 pm

St. George Library Center Tue, Jul 23; 3 pm

Morrisania Mon, Jul 22; 3:30 pm

Mosholu Fri, Jul 12; 3 pm

Mighty Action Story Workshop

Riverdale Fri, Jul 19; 3:30 pm Tremont Thu, Jul 11; 3 pm

Children will weave a magical story. For ages 3 to 6.

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Great Kills Mon, Jul 15; 2:30 pm

Chatham Square Tue, Jul 9; 11 am

New Dorp Thu, Jul 25; 4 pm

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South Beach Mon, Jul 8; 1 pm

Mighty Action Theatre Workshop

Westchester Square Thu, Jul 25; 3 pm

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Allerton Tue, Aug 6; 4 pm

Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book

Belmont Wed, Jul 10; 4 pm

Library Fri, Jul 12; 2 pm

Bronx Library Center Sat, Jul 27; 2 pm

Chatham Square Tue, Jul 13; 11 am

Clason’s Pont Mon, Jul 22; 4 pm

Join an instant theater company! In this hands-on activity, young actors learn voice and movement skills and collaborate on writing and putting on their own short performance. For ages 6 to 11. bronx

Woodstock Mon, Jul 8; 3 pm

Children’s Center at 42nd Street Sat, Jul 20; 3 pm George Bruce Mon, Jul 15; 4 pm Harlem Thu, Jul 18; 4 pm Hudson Park Mon, Jul 8; 4 pm Inwood Thu, Aug 8; 3 pm Morningside Heights Thu, Jul 11; 4 pm Webster Mon, Jul 22; 4 pm

Presley & Melody An interactive concert for children of all ages. Bronx Library Center Sat, Jul 20; 2 pm

Parkchester Tue, Aug 13; 2:30 pm

Bob Basey tells stories and sings songs of the season. For all ages.

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Seward Park Tue, Aug 13; 4 pm staten island

In this musical puppet performance, a boy who finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall seeks the help of his best friends, an owl and a squirrel. Presented by Making Books Sing. For ages 4 and older.

Melrose Tue, Aug 13; 2 pm Spuyten Duyvil Tue, Jul 16; 3:30 pm

Ottendorfer Sat, Aug 10; 11:30 am

Storyteller LuAnn Adams shares folktales from Haiti, the United States, Cuba, and other counties. For ages 4 and older.

High Bridge Tue, Jul 9; 3 pm

Jeremy and his father embark on a jungle safari where Jeremy befriends a lion cub and they learn about each other. Presented by Puppets to Go. For ages 4 and older.

Rhythm and Sound

Huguenot Park Wed, Jul 17; 2 pm

City Island Fri, Jul 19; 3 pm

Jeremy’s Jungle Adventure

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Learn how to use cereal boxes to create beautiful collages. For ages 4 and older. Belmont Wed, Jul 17; 4 pm

Monkey Monkey Music keeps the beat.

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St. George Library Center Wed, Jul 10; 4 pm

Three Billy Goats Not-So-Gruff

Storyteller Jonathan Ellers’s version of this story reveals the truth about what happened on the bridge between the goats and the troll. For ages 4 and older.

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Soundview Mon, Jul 15; 3:30 pm

Spuyten Duyvil Thu, Aug 1; 3:30 pm Throg’s Neck Thu, Jul 11; 3 pm Free Programs for Kids 7


Hands-On Workshop Series

June–august 2013 kids.nypl.org

Early Childhood Workshops

K–6 Workshops

Sci Lab @ NYPL

NYPL’s programs for toddlers and preschoolers nurture young children’s language development and social skills.

School-age kids explore creative projects in workshops that encourage teamwork and help develop a variety of skills.

These multiweek workshops introduce children to various aspects of science through activities, demonstrations, and projects. All programs are for ages 5 to 12 and are limited to 25 participants.

Bilingual Birdies

Story Songs with Bob-a-loo

Aug 6 | Submarines

Learn basic vocabulary and short phrases in a second language while singing, dancing, and playing with instruments and fun props. For children up to age 5 and their parents/ caregivers.

Bob Basey tells stories and sings songs of the season. For ages 3 to 5 and their parents/ caregivers.

Aug 20 | Hot Air Balloons

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Jul 11 | Submarines

English-French manhattan

Jefferson Market Tuesdays at 3:30 pm Jul 9; Aug 6 English-Mandarin manhattan

Seward Park Mondays at 3 pm Jul 15; Aug 12 English-Spanish bronx

City Island Tuesday at 11 am Jul 2 Monday at 11 am Aug 5 Clason’s Point Thursdays at 12 noon Jul 11; Aug 8 Morris Park Wednesdays at 3:30 pm Jul 24; Aug 21 Parkchester Wednesdays at 2:30 pm Jul 10; Aug 7 manhattan

Epiphany Wednesdays at 1 pm Jul 10; Aug 7 Fort Washington Saturdays at 12 noon Jul 13; Aug 10 Kips Bay Wednesdays at 3:30 pm Jul 17; Aug 14 Tompkins Square Thursdays at 11 am Jul 11, 18, 25

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125th Street Thursday at 4 pm

Seward Park Tuesdays at 10:15 am Jul 16, 23, 30

Gross Biology Find out how your body works and ways to keep it healthy.

Stories to Play With LuAnn Adams tells a variety of stories. For ages 3 to 6 and their parents/caregivers.

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Kips Bay Mondays at 3 pm

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Jul 8 | The Skeletal System

Francis Martin Thursdays at 10:30 am

NXT Robotics

Jul 18; Aug 15

Use NXT Lego pieces and NXT Mindstorms software to design, construct, and program robots that move and respond to commands. For ages 8 to 12. Limited to 12 participants. Registration required; call or visit the specific location to sign up.

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Bloomingdale Fridays at 10:30 am Jul 12, 19; Aug 2, 9

Tales for the Teeny Tiny Hear stories, sing songs, and play games with Getchie Argetsinger. For ages 1 to 3 and their parents/caregivers. bronx

Baychester Tuesdays at 11 am Jul 9, 16, 23; Aug 6, 13, 20 Soundview Thursdays at 11 am Jul 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22 Van Nest Monday at 11 am Jul 8 manhattan

Battery Park City Wednesdays at 10:30 am Jul 17, 31 Mulberry Street Monday at 4 pm Jul 15

Jul 22 | The Respiratory System Jul 29 | The Nervous System Aug 5 | The Circulatory System Hands-on science experiments help children understand the properties of liquids, solids, and gases.

Aug 12 | The Immune System

Bug Out!

Far Out Physics

H2Oh!

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Melrose Wednesdays at 2 pm

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Jul 10, 17, 31; Aug 7,14, 21, 28

Tompkins Square Tuesdays at 3 pm

Delve into such concepts as sound waves, light and optics, gravity, and other physical phenomena. Workshops include demonstrations, art projects, and hands-on science experiments.

Discover how rain falls and a boat floats and which animals make the ocean their home.

Jul 12,19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23

Investigate such insects as spiders, butterflies, bees, and scorpions and discover how they’re a crucial part of the environment.

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Jul 24 | Boats and Buoyancy

Children’s Center at 42nd Street

Aug 7 | Submarines

Fridays at 3 pm

Aug 14 | Ocean Life

Jul 12 | Shapes

Aug 21 | Sharks

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Bronx Library Center Fridays at 2 pm

Mosholu Mondays at 2:30 pm

Jul 9 | Scorpions

Jul 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19

Jul 16 | Spiders

Parkchester Tuesdays at 2:30 pm

Jul 23 | Fireflies

Jul 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20

Jul 30 | Ladybugs

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Aug 6 | Butterflies

Aguilar Fridays at 12 noon

Aug 13 | Grasshoppers

Jul 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23

Creative Writing Workshop: The Writopia Method Young authors learn to write structured narratives and focus on developing their editing and analytical skills. For ages 7 to 12. Limited to six participants. bronx

Clason’s Point Fridays at 3 pm Jul 12,19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16 Francis Martin Wednesdays at 3 pm Jul 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21 8 NYPL Roar!

Jul 15 | The Digestive System

Crazy Chemistry Perform experiments with different types of solids, liquids, and gases.

Aug 9 | String Instruments Aug 16 | Optics

Gadgets and Gizmos

Jul 18 | Plastic Jul 25 | Crystal

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Aug 1 | Rubber

Kingsbridge Tuesdays at 2 pm

Aug 8 | Florescence

Jul 2 | Springs

Aug 15 | Gels, Jelly

Jul 9 | Gears

Clason’s Point Thursdays at 2 pm Jul 11 | Metals

Jul 10 | Seashells by the Seashore

Jul 26 | Sound Waves

Learn about the world and how to solve problems by watching demonstrations and participating in hands-on experiments. Each session explores a simple machine—such as the spring, the gear, and the propeller—and the work it does.

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Battery Park City Wednesdays at 4 pm

Check out NYPL’s new website for kids!

kids.nypl.org Discover great new books, explore eBooks and audiobooks, and find homework resources— all in one place!

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Harlem

Mon 11:45 am

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24; Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

Wed 11 am

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17, 24; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

Hudson Park

Wed 11:15 am

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

Inwood

Thu 11:15 am

Jun 6, 13, 20; Jul 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Muhlenberg

Wed 10:30 am; 11:15 am

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

Mulberry Street

Tue 10:30 am; 11:30 am

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25; Jul 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 27

New Amsterdam

Tue 10:30 am

Aug 6, 20

Tue 10:30 am; 11:30 am

Jun 11, 18, 25; Jul 9, 16, 23, 30

Tue 11:30 am

Aug 13, 27

Wed 12 noon

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26

Fri 10:30 am

Jul 5

South Beach

Wed 10:30 am

Jun 5; Jul 3; Aug 7

Tottenville

Thu 11 am

Jun 6, 13, 20, 27

Seward Park Staten Island

New Dorp

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

Baby Story Time For babies from birth to 18 months and their parents/caregivers. Bronx

Kingsbridge

Thu 10:30 am

Jun 6, 13, 20, 27; Jul 11, 18; Aug 1, 8, 15, 29

Pelham Bay

Tue 11 am

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25

Riverdale

Tue 11:30 am

Jun 4, 18; Jul 2, 16; Aug 13, 27

Soundview

Tue 11 am

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25; Jul 16, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27

Thu 11 am

Jun 13; 20; Jul 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Manhattan

Bronx

Clason’s Point

Thu 11 am

Jun 6, 13, 20, 27

Edenwald

Wed 11:30 am

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

Hunt’s Point

Fri 11 am

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 30

Jerome Park

Wed 11 am

Jun 19; Jul 17; Aug 21

Kingsbridge

Wed 11 am

Jul 3, 10, 17, 31

Morris Park

Thu 10:30 am

Jun 6, 20, 27; Jul 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 15, 29

Parkchester

Mon 10:30 am

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24; Jul 1, 8, 22, 29; Aug 12, 19, 26

Fri 10:30 am

Jun 7, 14, 28; Jul 5, 12, 26; Aug 9, 16, 23, 30

Pelham Bay

Wed 11 am

Jun 12; 26

Soundview

Tue 11:30 am

Jul 16, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27

Thu 11:30 am

Jun 13, 20; Jul 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

67th Street

Wed 10:30 am

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14

Children’s Center at 42nd Street

Mon 10:30 am; 11:30 am

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24; Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

Epiphany

Thu 11 am

Jun 6, 13, 20, 27

Fort Washington

Fri 10:30 am

Jun 7, 21; Jul 5, 19; Aug 2, 16

George Bruce

Mon 12 noon

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24; Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

Wakefield

Wed 10 am

Jun 5, 19; Jul 3, 17; Aug 14, 28

Tue 12 noon

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25; Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27

Westchester Square

Wed 11 am

Jun 19; Jul 17, 31; Aug 21

Wed 12 noon

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

Fri 12 noon

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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Welcome to

Early Childhood Programs

Reading 2013!

Summer Reading is all about finding the fun in books all summer long! The New York Public Library helps kids of all ages discover how satisfying a good book can be and helps them keep their reading skills sharp over summer vacation. At the end of the summer, the top children and teen readers from each borough go to a Yankees home game and take a bow on the field (see page 15). Sign up for Summer Reading at your local library or online at www.summerreading.org. The website offers an audio tour of Summer Reading, which explains how to keep track of and rate your reading, create an avatar, and win badges. There are also book lists and a schedule of library events. At the end of the summer, you’ll get a certificate of achievement to prove you’re a top-notch reader.

Official Kickoff Celebration Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Celeste Bartos Forum Tuesday, June 4 at 11 am Celebrate the start of SummerSign Reading up 2013 today! at this kickoff event, which features musical www.summerreading.org entertainment and everything you need to begin your summer reading adventure!

Turn the page for many more kickoff events!

Toddler Story Time is continued on page 16.

Sign up today!

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Summer Reading 2013 What is Summer Reading? Summer Reading is about having fun and staying bright during summer vacation. Studies show that kids who read regularly during school breaks keep up or even move ahead academically, while ones who don’t often slide backward.

How does it work? Signing up for Summer Reading is easy, and it’s for everyone—no one is too young or too old to join in! Register at your local library and pick up a copy of this year’s Summer Reading Book List and Book Log for children. Or visit www.summerreading.org to sign up online. Then start reading and logging your books—and earn digital achievement badges to mark your progress!

Find Your Kickoff Event! For descriptions of the performances scheduled for these kickoff events, see pages 4–7.

Abracadabra manhattan

Jefferson Market Tue, Jun 11; 3:30 pm staten island

New Dorp Thu, Jun 13; 4 pm

Big Jeff Music bronx

Francis Martin Thu, Jun 6; 4 pm

What can I read?

Kingsbridge Wed, Jun 5; 4 pm

The Library provides book lists for different age groups, but that’s just to get you started. You can read any book that tickles your fancy.

Westchester Square Tue, Jun 11; 3:30 pm

What if I don’t have a library card? No library card, no problem. It’s never too late—or too early—to start to love reading. Just head to your local branch and fill out an application. If you’re under 11, bring a parent or guardian with you. Teens 12 and up and adults can also register for a card at www.nypl.org. For more information about special programs and events offered throughout the summer, stop by your local library or call Public Programs at 212.340.0906.

manhattan

Battery Park City Thu, Jun 13; 4 pm Children’s Center at 42nd Street Sat, Jun 8; 3 pm Hudson Park Mon, Jun 3; 4 pm Mulberry Street Mon, Jun 10; 4 pm Ottendorfer Tue, Jun 18; 4 pm staten island

Todt Hill–Westerleigh Tue, Jun 4; 3:30 pm

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Allerton Tue, Jun 11; 4 pm Clason’s Point Tue, Jun 18; 3:30 pm Riverdale Wed, Jun 19; 3:30 pm

June–august 2013 kids.nypl.org

The Caterpillar Hunter

My City Park

Story Songs with Bob-a-loo

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staten island

City Island Mon, Jun 10; 3 pm

Belmont Thu, Jun 13; 4 pm

Tottenville Wed, Jun 5; 4 pm

Clason’s Point Fri, Jun 7; 3 pm

manhattan

Aguilar Wed, Jun 5; 12:30 pm staten island

staten island

manhattan

Huguenot Park Wed, Jun 12; 4 pm

Dongan Hills Thu, Jun 6; 3:30 pm

Grand Central Thu, Jun 6; 2 pm

Presley & Melody

Hamilton Fish Park Wed, Jun 12; 3:30 pm

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Hamilton Grange Wed, Jun 19; 3 pm

Tipingee, Brer Rabbit & the Mouse That Barked

Jerome Park Fri, Jun 28; 2 pm

Harlem Thu, Jun 13; 4 pm

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Macomb’s Bridge Mon, Jun 24; 2 pm

High Bridge Fri, Jun 28; 4 pm

Mosholu Thu, Jun 6; 1:30 pm

Going on a Mystery Hunt

Hunt’s Point Thu, Jun 13; 4 pm

Parkchester Fri, Jun 21; 3:30 pm

Pelham Bay Fri, Jun 7; 3:30 pm

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Van Nest Fri, Jun 14; 3:30 pm

West Farms Tue, Jun 4; 3:30 pm

Eastchester Mon, Jun 10; 3:30 pm

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manhattan

115th Street Wed, Jun 5; 4 pm

Edenwald Thu, Jun 6; 2 pm

67th Street Tue, Jun 4; 4 pm

Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book

Morris Park Tue, Jun 11; 4 pm

George Bruce Mon, Jun 10; 4 pm

Library Wed, Jun 5; 2 pm

Soundview Tue, Jun 4; 3:30 pm

Roosevelt Island Tue, Jun 18; 3 pm

Epiphany Wed, Jun 12; 4 pm

manhattan

St. Agnes Tue, Jun 11; 4 pm

Inwood Thu, Jun 6; 3 pm

Morningside Heights Thu, Jun 13; 4 pm

Yorkville Fri, Jun 7; 4 pm

Muhlenberg Wed, Jun 19; 4 pm

New Amsterdam Wed, Jun 5; 12 noon

staten island

Make Art with Pop Artist Michael Albert

South Beach Sat, Jun 8; 2 pm

Richmondtown Thu, Jun 20; 4 pm

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St. George Library Center Sat, Jun 22; 2 pm

Why Read!?!

Check out a kickoff event just for teens:

Mott Haven Fri, Jun 7; 4 pm

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Wakefield Tue, Jun 11; 4 pm

Saturday, June 1 at 11 am

Rhythm and Sound

manhattan

staten island

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Chatham Square Thu, Jun 6; 2 pm

Great Kills Thu, Jun 6; 4 pm

Woodstock Thu, Jun 6; 3 pm

Terence Cardinal Cooke–Cathedral

Meet Gustafer Yellowgold bronx

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Wed, Jun 12; 5 pm

Port Richmond Thu, Jun 13; 2 pm

Tompkins Square Thu, Jun 13; 4 pm

Throg’s Neck Fri, Jun 14; 3 pm

Woodlawn Heights Wed, Jun 12; 3 pm

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Sedgwick Thu, Jun 6; 11 am

Fort Washington Thu, Jun 13; 4:30 pm staten island

West New Brighton Tue, Jun 11; 4 pm

Monkey Monkey Music manhattan

Bloomingdale Fri, Jun 21; 3:30 pm Kips Bay Tue, Jun 4; 3 pm

Stories and Tales from Around the World Getchie Argetsinger shares multicultural stories, tales, and legends. For all ages. bronx

Morrisania Thu, Jun 6; 3:30 pm

Look for this bright Teen Summer Reading 2013 poster in your library! Get the scoop on this year’s celebration of the love of reading and books—and see if you can read enough books to earn a trip to a Yankees game!

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Castle Hill Fri, Jun 7; 3:30 pm

Sedgwick Summer Reading Kickoff

125th Street Thu, Jun 20; 4 pm

Three Billy Goats Not-So-Gruff

Melrose Tue, Jun 11; 4 pm Tremont Tue, Jun 18; 4 pm

Baychester Fri, Jun 14; 3 pm

Spuyten Duyvil Wed, Jun 26; 3:30 pm

TEEN

Hamilton Grange, Manhattan Wednesday, June 19 at 4 pm

St. George Library Center, Staten Island Friday, June 21 at 2 pm

Sign up at your local library or online at www.summerreading.org, where you can find book lists, info on additional Summer Reading events, and more! The New York Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is generously funded by HSBC; New York Yankees Foundation; The Rona Jaffe Foundation; Target; HBO; Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services; Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation; Pine Tree Foundation of New York, Inc.; May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.; and anonymous donors.

2013

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Finale Celebrations

The Caterpillar Hunter

Monkey Monkey Music

Celebrate another great year of Summer Reading! Readers should attend the celebration at the library where they signed up. For descriptions of programs, see pages 4–7.

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Eastchester Fri, Aug 23; 1 pm

Grand Concourse Wed, Aug 14; 10:30 am

Morrisania Tue, Aug 20; 12 noon

manhattan

Throg’s Neck Fri, Aug 16; 3 pm

Battery Park City Fri, Aug 30; 3:30 pm

Wakefield Mon, Aug 26; 2 pm

Mulberry Street Wed, Aug 28; 4 pm

Abracadabra

Woodlawn Heights Wed, Aug 21; 3 pm

Ottendorfer Tue, Aug 27; 4 pm

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Bronx Library Center Thu, Aug 22; 2 pm

Inwood Thu, Aug 22; 3 pm

My City Park

Riverdale Fri, Aug 23; 3:30 pm

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Dongan Hills Thu, Aug 29; 2:30 pm

Baychester Fri, Aug 30; 3 pm

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St. George Library Center Tue, Aug 20; 3 pm

Pelham Bay Fri, Aug 23; 3 pm

Going on a Mystery Hunt

Spuyten Duyvil Wed, Aug 28; 3 pm

Big Jeff Music

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Van Nest Mon, Aug 26; 2 pm

Fort Washington Thu, Aug 22; 3 pm

Parkchester Fri, Aug 23; 2 pm

manhattan

New Amsterdam Wed, Aug 14; 2 pm

manhattan

Harlem Thu, Aug 22; 4 pm

Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book

Muhlenberg Wed, Aug 21; 4 pm

Presley & Melody

Library Wed, Aug 21; 2 pm

St. Agnes Fri, Aug 23; 3 pm

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Francis Martin Thu, Aug 22; 3 pm

Epiphany Mon, Aug 26; 3 pm

Tips to Enjoy Summer Reading • S  et aside a special time for

reading. Nightly bedtime stories work well for many families, but any time is good. And it’s never too early to start. Even babies enjoy stories.

• F ind favorites. Many children love to hear stories over and over again. It comforts them and helps develop language skills. • A  sk questions. Studies show that children who discuss the books they read improve their language and reading skills faster than those who don’t.

Jeremy’s Jungle Adventure

Hunt’s Point Fri, Aug 23; 2 pm

Morningside Heights Thu, Aug 29; 3 pm

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Yorkville Wed, Aug 28; 4 pm

City Island Mon, Aug 19; 1 pm

Aguilar Tue, Aug 27; 2 pm

Kingsbridge Wed, Aug 21; 2 pm

Thu, Aug 29; 2 pm

Story Songs with Bob-a-loo

Melrose Fri, Aug 23; 2 pm

Bloomingdale Fri, Aug 30; 3:30 pm

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Morris Park Fri, Aug 30; 2:30 pm

Grand Central Wed, Aug 14; 2 pm

New Dorp Fri, Aug 30; 2 pm

Allerton Tue, Aug 20; 4 pm

Sedgwick Thu, Aug 22; 3 pm

Seward Park Mon, Aug 26; 2 pm

Belmont Thu, Aug 22; 4 pm

Soundview Tue, Aug 20; 3:30 pm

Webster Mon, Aug 19; 4 pm

High Bridge Fri, Aug 30; 3 pm

staten island

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Tipingee, Brer Rabbit & the Mouse That Barked

Mosholu Fri, Aug 23; 1:30 pm

Richmondtown Thu, Aug 29; 2:30 pm

Great Kills Fri, Aug 16; 2 pm

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Hamilton Fish Park Wed, Aug 14; 3 pm

Butterfly Boogie

Todt Hill–Westerleigh Wed, Aug 28; 3:30 pm

Woodstock Fri, Aug 16; 2 pm

Make Art with Pop Artist Michael Albert bronx

Mott Haven Fri, Aug 16; 3:30 pm Westchester Square Fri, Aug 23; 3 pm

West New Brighton Tue, Aug 20; 4 pm

Bronx Library Center Sat, Aug 24; 2 pm Clason’s Point Fri, Aug 23; 2 pm manhattan

Rhythm and Sound

George Bruce Thu, Aug 15; 2 pm

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Kips Bay Thu, Aug 29; 3 pm

Edenwald Wed, Aug 28; 3 pm

Roosevelt Island Tue, Aug 6; 3 pm

manhattan

West Farms Tue, Aug 13; 2 pm

115th Street Wed, Aug 21; 4 pm

manhattan

Why Read!?!

Countee Cullen Thu, Aug 22; 4 pm

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125th Street Thu, Aug 15; 4 pm

Macomb’s Bridge Fri, Aug 23; 2 pm staten island

Port Richmond Tue, Aug 27; 4 pm St. George Library Center Thu, Aug 29; 3 pm

Castle Hill Fri, Aug 9; 1 pm

Meet Last Year’s Top Summer Readers Last year, the top seven readers who participated in Summer Reading—the Library’s largest annual program for children and teens—logged a total of more than 3,000 books and were honored at a Yankees game at the end of the summer. The enthusiastic bookworms from the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island chose titles as diverse as Leo Lionni’s picture book An Extraordinary Egg and the manga series Rosario + Vampire. “Books are amazing,” said 17-year-old Staten Islander Ron Frazier, who admitted that he didn’t always like to read. Bronx children’s champion Michael Pineda took his bow on the field for the second year in a row; the seven-year-old said he reads “everywhere” all the time, which helped him nearly double his total from last year. Even at the end of August, the boys were still reading, and Frazier was getting ready to delve into the work of a new author: Shakespeare. “I heard about him, but I never got a chance to read him,” Frazier said. “Now I’m going to give it a try and see what everybody’s been talking about.”

Top Readers: Children

Michael, age 7

Isabella, age 6

Van Cortlandt Library, Bronx

Todt Hill–Westerleigh Library, Staten Island

511 books

430 books

Decklan, age 9

Bronwyn, age 6

Battery Park City Library, Manhattan

Battery Park City Library, Manhattan

512 books

113 books

Top Readers: Teen

Summer

Reading Book List 2013 Don’t forget to get up a copy of this year’s Summer Reading Book List, which is available at all NYPL locations and at www.summerreading.org/ booklists. Readers of all levels from babies to grade 5 can pick from nearly 100 titles chosen by New York Public Library librarians.

Ange, age 14

Ron, age 17

Macomb’s Bridge Library, Manhattan

Port Richmond Library, Staten Island

1,013 books

127 books

Not pictured Confidence, age 17 Edenwald Library, Bronx

788 books

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Early Childhood Programs

June–august 2013 kids.nypl.org

Muhlenberg

Mon 10:30 am*; 11:15 am

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24; Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

Mulberry Street

Thu 10:30 am; 11:30 am

Jun 6, 13, 20, 27; Jul 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

New Amsterdam

Thu 10:30 am; 11:30 am

Jun 13, 20, 27; Jul 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Seward Park

Mon 3 pm

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

Tue 12 noon

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25

Wed 11:15 am

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26

Wed 11 am; 11:15 am; 11:45 am

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21

Dongan Hills

Fri 10:30 am

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

New Dorp

Fri 10:30 am

Jun 7

Staten Island

Port Richmond

Fri 10:30 am

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28

Huguenot Park

Tottenville

Fri 10:30 am

Jun 14

Webster

manhattan

67th Street

Thu 4 pm

Jun 6, 13, 20, 27; Jul 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Children’s Center at 42nd Street

Mon 4 pm

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24; Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

Countee Cullen

Thu 11 am

Jun 6, 13, 20, 27; Jul 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Fort Washington

Fri 10:30 am

Jun 14, 28; Jul 12, 26; Aug 9, 23

George Bruce

Tue 11:15 am

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25; Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27

Muhlenberg

Mon 4 pm

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24; Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

Webster

Tue 4 pm

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25; Jul 2, 9, 16, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27

Fri 10:30 am

Jun 14; Jul 12, 26; Aug 9, 23

Fri 11 am

Jun 28

Mon 2 pm*

Jul 15, 22

Wed 11 am*

Jun 19

Wed 4 pm*

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26

Staten Island

New Dorp

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

Toddler Story Time For toddlers from 18 months to 3 years and their parents/caregivers. manhattan

Allerton

Wed 11 am

Jun 5, 12. 19, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

Belmont

Fri 11 am

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Bronx Library Center

67th Street

Wed 10:30 am

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14

Battery Park City

Wed 10:30 am

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26

Chatham Square

Thu 10:30 am

Jun 6, 13, 20, 27; Jul 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Francis Martin Melrose

Children’s Center at 42nd Street

Thu 10:30 am; 11:30 am

Jun 6, 13. 20, 27; Jul 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Countee Cullen

Tue 11 am

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25; Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27

Epiphany

Mon 1 pm

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

Fort Washington

Wed 10:30 am

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

George Bruce

Thu 11:30 am

Jun 6, 13, 20, 27; Jul 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Hamilton Grange

Fri 10:30 am

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5, 12, 19, 26

Harlem

Wed 11 am

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17, 24; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

Fri 11 am

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Hudson Park

Tue 12:15 pm

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25; Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27

Inwood

Tue 11:15 am

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25; Jul 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27

Thu 11 am

Jun 6, 13, 20, 27

Sat 11 am*

Jun 8

Thu 10:30 am

Jun 13, 27; Jul 11, 25; Aug 8, 29

Tue 11 am

Jun 18

Thu 2 pm

Jul 11, 18; Aug 15, 29

Morris Park

Sat 3 pm

Jun 15

Parkchester

Tue 11 am

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25; Jul 2, 9, 16, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20

Thu 11 am

Jun 6, 13, 20; Jul 11, 18; Aug 1, 8, 22

Pelham Bay

Wed 11 am

Jun 5, 19

Soundview

Tue 12 noon

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25; Jul 2, 9, 16, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27

Westchester Square

Thu 12 noon

Jun 13, 20; Jul 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Fri 3:30 pm

Jun 7, 14, 21; Jul 19, 26; Aug 9, 16, 23

Wed 11 am

Jun 12, 26; Jul 10, 24; Aug 14, 28

Richmondtown

Tue 1 pm*

Jun 25

South Beach

Fri 10:30 am

Jun 14; Jul 12; Aug 9

Todt Hill– Westerleigh

Tue 11:30 am

Jul 30

Thu 4 pm

Jul 18; Aug 1, 15

Fri 11:30 am

Jun 28

Tue 11 am

Jun 18

Tottenville

Play with piles of blocks. For children 18 to 36 months and their parents/caregivers. manhattan

Wed 11 am

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

Bronx

Pelham Bay

Fri 11 am

Jun 7, 21

Preschool Films See short films based on picture books. manhattan

67th Street

Mon 4 pm

Jul 22, 29; Aug 19, 26

Chatham Square

Fri 10 am

Jul 5, 19

George Bruce

Tue 11:30 am

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25; Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27

Mon 11:30 am

Jul 8; Aug 12

Todt Hill– Westerleigh

Tumble Time Roll and stretch in a relaxed setting with calming music. Please bring your own blankets. For children up to age 18 months and their parents/caregivers. Manhattan

Music & Movement

New Amsterdam

Wed 12 noon

Jun 19

Shake, rattle, and roll with other kids from the neighborhood. For children up to age 4 and their parents/caregivers. manhattan

Westchester Square

Sat 11 am

Jul 20

Tunes for Tots Music and songs for children up to age 5. Manhattan

Hudson Park

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Make projects using a variety of materials and skills.

Staten Island

Leggo My Legos

New Amsterdam

Preschool Arts & Crafts

Fri 3:30 pm

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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Arts & Crafts

Film

Games & Chess

Celebrate Father’s Day, July Fourth, and summer in general by creating fun projects using a variety of materials and skills.

Watch new and classic films.

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

Bronx Bronx

Bronx

Belmont

Sat 12 noon

Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jul 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24

Thu 3 pm

Jun 6, 20, 27

Thu 3:30 pm

Jun 13

Wed 6 pm

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

Fri 3 pm

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Sat 3 pm

Jun 8, 15, 22, 29; Jul 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24

Mon 3 pm

Jul 1, 8; Aug 5, 12

Mon 4 pm

Jun 3

Wed 3:30 pm

Jun 26

Jul 6, 20; Aug 3, 17

Thu 2 pm

Jun 13

Sat 2:30 pm

Jun 1

Fri 2 pm

Jun 5, 19; Aug 23, 30

Thu 4:30 pm

Jun 6, 13, 20, 27; Jul 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Belmont

Mon 4 pm

Jun 17; Jul 8, 29; Aug 19

Bronx Library Center

Thu 4 pm

Jun 13, 27

Bronx Library Center

Tue 4 pm

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25

Clason’s Point

Mon 3 pm

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

Clason’s Point

Sat 10 am

Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Edenwald

Mon 4 pm

Jun 10, 24

Francis Martin

Sat 2 pm

Jun 8, 22; Jul 13, 27; Aug 10, 24

Francis Martin

Tue 4 pm

Jun 11, 25; Jul 16, 30; Aug 13, 27

Hunt’s Point

Mon 2 pm

Jul 1, 8, 15, 22; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

Kingsbridge

Thu 2 pm

Jul 11; Aug 15

Mon 4 pm

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

Kingsbridge

Wed 4 pm

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

Melrose

Tue 2 pm

Jul 2, 9, 16; Aug 13, 20, 27

Morris Park

Sat 2 pm

Thu 4 pm

Jun 13

Melrose

Wed 2 pm

Jun 19; Jul 3, 10, 17; Aug 14, 21, 28

Morris Park

Fri 3:30 pm

Jun 14, 28; Jul 12, 26; Aug 9, 23

Morrisania

Wed 3:30 pm

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

Mott Haven

Fri 2:30 pm

Jul 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 30

Pelham Bay

Thu 3:30 pm

Jun 13, 20

Fri 11 am

Jun 7, 21

Mon 4 pm

Jul 1, 8, 15, 22; Aug 19, 26

Mon 4:30 pm

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

Fri 3:30 pm

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28

Thu 3:30 pm

Jul 25; Aug 22

Fri 3:30 pm

Jun 21

Sedgwick

Soundview Wakefield

Wed 4 pm

Jun 12, 26; Jul 10, 24; Aug 7, 21

West Farms

Mon 2:30 pm

Jul 1, 8, 15, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

Westchester Square

Fri 2 pm

Jul 5, 12, 19, 26

Fri 3:30 pm

Jun 7, 21

Sedgwick

Fri 1 pm

Jul 12, 26; Aug 9, 23

Fri 3:30 pm

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28

Countee Cullen

Wed 4 pm

Epiphany

Tue 3:30 pm

Jun 4, 18

Fort Washington

Sat 2:30 pm

Jun 15; Jul 20; Aug 17

Harlem

Sat 11 am

Jun 1, 15; Jul 6, 20; Aug 3, 17

Melrose

Morris Park

Jul 10, 24

Fri 2 pm

Aug 2, 16

Jun 5, 19, 26; Jul 17, 24, 31

Van Nest

Sat 2 pm

Jun 1, 15, 29

Wakefield

Tue 4 pm

Jun 18; Jul 16; Aug 20

West Farms

Sat 2 pm

Jun 29; Jul 13; Aug 17

Woodstock

Sat 1 pm

Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jul 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24

Soundview

Wed 3:30 pm

Jun 5, 12, 19; Jul 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

Mon 4 pm

Jul 22, 29; Aug 19, 26

Wakefield

Wed 4 pm

Jun 5

Thu 4:30 pm

Jul 11, 18, 25; Aug 8, 15, 22

Fri 3:30 pm

Jun 14, 28; Jul 12, 19, 26

Fri 10:30 am

Jul 5, 19; Aug 2, 30

Sat 2 pm

Sat 2 pm

Jun 15; Jul 21; Aug 17

Westchester Square

Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jul 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Children’s Center at 42nd Street

Wed 2 pm

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17, 24; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

Woodstock

Mon 3 pm

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

Countee Cullen

Wed 4 pm

Wed 4 pm

Jun 26; Jul 24; Aug 28

manhattan

Chatham Square

Jul 9, 23; Aug 6, 20

Fort Washington

Tue 3:30 pm

Jun 11, 25

Wed 2 pm

Jul 10, 24; Aug 7, 21

Wed 3:30 pm

Jun 19

New Dorp

Fri 4 pm

Jun 14

Richmondtown

Fri 11 am

Jul 19; Aug 2

Jun 12, Jul 3; Aug 14

Thu 4 pm

Jun 6, 20, 27; Aug 1, 8, 15, 29

George Bruce

Wed 5 pm

Jun 5, 19; Jul 3, 17; Aug 7, 21

Hudson Park

Tue 3:30 pm

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25; Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27

New Amsterdam

Sat 2 pm

Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jul 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24

Fri 3:30 pm

Jun 7, 21; Jul 5, 19

Sat 2 pm

Jul 13, 27; Aug 10, 24

Sat 3:30 pm

Jun 1, 29

Morrisania

Sat 3:30 pm

Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jul 6, 13, 20, 27 Aug 3, 10, 17, 24

Mott Haven

Wed 4 pm

Jul 3, 10, 17, 24; Aug 7, 14, 28

Sedgwick

Sat 11 am

Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jul 13, 20; Aug 24

manhattan

Countee Cullen

Fort Washington George Bruce

Staten island

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Wed 2 pm

Wed 4 pm

Tue 2 pm

Dongan Hills

Castle Hill

Aug 21, 28

Jun 5, 19; Jul 10, 17; Aug 7, 21

Staten Island

Belmont

Wed 3:30 pm

67th Street

Manhattan

Chatham Square

Morrisania

Baychester

Sat 1 pm

Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jul 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24

Mon 4 pm

Aug 12, 26

Mon 12 noon

Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

Tue 11 am

Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27

Staten island

Dongan Hills

Fri 2 pm

Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Fri 3 pm

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5, 12, 19, 26

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

Belmont

Thu 6 pm

Jun 6, 13, 20, 27; Jul 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 29

Bronx Library Center

Mon 4 pm

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

Castle Hill

Fri 2:30 pm

Jul 12; Aug 16

Clason’s Point Edenwald

Fri 3:30 pm

Jun 21

Mon 4 pm

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

Tue 4 pm

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25

Mon 4 pm

Jul 22

Wed 4 pm

Jun 26; Jul 10, 24

Francis Martin

Mon 3 pm

Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

Mon 4 pm

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

Wed 12 noon

Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

Thu 11 am

Jul 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Hunt’s Point

Tue 3:30 pm

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25

New Dorp

Sat 2 pm

Jun 29; Aug 24

Fri 10 am

Jul 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Kingsbridge

Mon 4 pm

Jul 1; Aug 5

Todt Hill– Westerleigh

Mon 11:30 am Mon 3:30 pm

Jun 10; Jul 8; Aug 12 Jul 8; Aug 12

Fri 3 pm

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28

Melrose

Wed 3:30 pm

Jun 26

Sat 10 am

Jun 8, 15, 22, 29; Jul 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24

Morris Park

Wed 3:30 pm

Jun 12, 26; Jul 3, 17; Aug 7, 21

Harlem

Sat 11 am

Jun 1, 15; Jul 6, 20; Aug 3, 17

St. Agnes

Sat 10 am; 11 am

Jun 15; Jul 20; Aug 17

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More Programs for Children

Programs for Children in K–6 Morrisania

Fri 3:30 pm

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Mott Haven

Wed 3 pm

Jul 3, 10, 17, 24; Aug 7, 14, 28

Wed 3:30 pm

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5, 12, 19, 26;

Riverdale

Mon 4 pm

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

Aug 2, 9, 30

Sedgwick

June–august 2013 kids.nypl.org

Author Talks for Kids

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On Stage Drama Club

Belmont Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Play theater games and explore acting.

at 2 pm

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Mon 2:30 pm

Jul 1, 8, 15, 22; Aug 19, 26

Pelham Bay

Thu 3:30 pm

Jun 20

Mon 3:30 pm

Jun 17, 24

Children’s book authors visit the library and talk about their books; writers include Dave Roman, Sara Varon, Rebecca Stead, Matt Phelan, and Laurie Calkhoven. For ages 9 to 12.

Wakefield

Mon 4 pm

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24; Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

Tue 3 pm

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25

manhattan

Grand Concourse Tuesdays, Thursdays, and

Wed 2:30 pm

Aug 21, 28

67th Street Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and

Fridays at 1 pm

Science

Tue 4 pm

Jun 11, 25; Jul 9, 23, 30; Aug 13, 27

Thursdays at 1 pm

Fri 3 pm

Jun 7, 21; Jul 5

Mosholu Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

Conduct hands-on experiments.

Jun 18, 19, 20; Jul 9, 10, 11, 30, 31; Aug 1

at 1:30 pm

Mott Haven

West Farms

Fri 3:30 pm

Thu 2:30 pm

Jul 11, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Thu 3:30 pm

Jun 6, 13, 20, 27

Westchester Square

Tue 2 pm Tue 4 pm

Jul 2; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 Jun 4, 11, 18, 25

Westchester Square

Woodstock

Fri 3 pm

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Wed 2 pm Wed 3:30 pm

Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 Jun 5, 12, 19, 26

Woodstock

Sat 11 am

Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jul 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24

manhattan

Chatham Square

Wed 4 pm

Jun 26

Children’s Center at 42nd Street

Fri 3 pm

Jul 5, 19; Aug 2, 30

Fort Washington

Thu 3:30 pm

Jul 11, 18, 25

Fri 3:30 pm

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Wed 4 pm

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

George Bruce Staten island

South Beach

Mon 4 pm

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24; Jul 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

Wakefield

manhattan

Chatham Square

Sat 11 am

Children’s Center at 42nd Street

Sat 11:30 am

Fort Washington

Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jul 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24

Book Discussion Get together with others to talk about books in an informal setting. bronx

Thursday at 4 pm

Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

11 am

Jun 20

Seward Park Mondays, Wednesdays, and

Tue 3:30 pm

Aug 6

manhattan

George Bruce

Sat 1 pm

Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jul 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24

Children’s Center at 42nd Street

Inwood

Wed 11:15 am

Jun 12; Jul 17; Aug 14

Jun 14

Wed 3 pm

Jul 10; Aug 7, 21

Wed 4 pm

Jun 5, 19, 26; Jul 24, 31

Computers & Technology

Friday at 4:30 pm

St. Agnes

Mon 3:30 pm

Jun 24; Jul 29

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Belmont Mondays at 4 pm

Staten island

Jun 10, 17

City Island

Thu 3:30 pm

Jun 6, 13, 20, 27

Clason’s Point

Tue 3 pm

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25

Edenwald

Tue 4 pm

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25; Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27

Dongan Hills

Huguenot Park Richmondtown

Thu 2 pm

Jul 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Thu 4 pm

Jun 6, 13, 20, 27

Mon 4 pm

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24; Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

Fri 2 pm

Jul 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Fri 3:30 pm

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28

Francis Martin

Tue 4 pm

Jun 4, 18; Jul 9, 23; Aug 6, 20

South Beach

Tue 4 pm

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27

Kingsbridge

Sat 1 pm

Jun 1; Jul 6; Aug 3

Morris Park

Mon 4 pm

Jun 3, 10, 17, 24; Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

Todt Hill– Westerleigh

Tue 2 pm Thu 4 pm

Jul 23 Jun 20; Jul 18; Aug 1, 15

Tottenville

Wed 4 pm

Jun 5, 12, 19, 26

Morrisania

Mosholu

Mon 3:30 pm

Jun 3, 17; Jul 1, 15, 29; Aug 5, 19

Tue 3:30 pm

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25; Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27

Thu 3:30 pm

Jun 6, 13, 20, 27; Jul 11, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Mon 2 pm

Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19

Mon 4 pm

Jun 3, 10, 17

Wed 2 pm

Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

*Programs marked with an asterisk require registration; call or visit the specific library to sign up. 20 NYPL Roar!

Hamilton Fish Park Mondays and Wednesdays

Tue 3 pm

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

Mon 4 pm

manhattan

Inwood Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at

Explore computers and the Internet.

Castle Hill

Saturdays at 11:30 am

Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jul 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24

Jun 4, 11, 18, 25

Jun 5, 12, 29, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

Westchester Square Thursdays, Fridays, and

at 2 pm

Tue 4 pm

Wed 4 pm

Mott Haven Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11 am

Francis Martin Thursdays at 3 pm

Seward Park

Bronx

Mott Haven Thursdays at 2 pm Jul 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 29

Jul 18; Aug 29

Reading Aloud Allerton

Bronx Library Center Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 12 noon

Jun 3, 10, 24; Jul 1, 15, 22; Aug 5, 12, 26 Mott Haven Tuesdays at 2 pm Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13 Pelham Bay Mondays at 3 pm Jun 10, 17, 24 Sedgwick Thursdays at 3 pm Jul 11, 18, 25; Aug 29 Fridays at 4 pm

Thursdays at 1 pm staten island

Richmondtown Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 11 am St. George Library Center Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11 am

Jun 7, 14, 21 manhattan

Children’s Center at 42nd Street Saturday at 3 pm Jun 15 Fort Washington Mondays at 4 pm* Jul 1, 15; Aug 5, 19

Tae Kwon Do Learn the fundamentals of this martial art. manhattan

George Bruce Saturdays at 2 pm Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jul 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24

at 4 pm

Kids Music That Rocks

Support the Library!

Enjoy sing-alongs and read-alouds. manhattan

Hudson Park Thursdays at 3:30 pm Jun 6, 13, 20, 27; Jul 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

New York City Dogs R.E.A.D.

Wakefield Thursdays at 4 pm Jun 13, 27; Jul 18

manhattan

Westchester Square Mondays at 2 pm

67th Street Mondays at 3:30 pm

Aug 5, 12, 19, 26

Jun 3, 17

Global Partners Junior

Jun 15

In this seven-week session (July 8–August 23), students learn about cities around the world, connect with peers in Australia, Brazil, India, and South Africa, and create a group project. For ages 9 to 12.

Riverdale Fridays at 3:30 pm

Todt Hill–Westerleigh Tuesdays and Thursdays

Dogs can’t read, but they sure are good listeners. Come read aloud to a registered therapy dog.

Jun 7, 14, 21, 28

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Saturday at 3 pm Mulberry Street Mondays at 4 pm Jun 24; Jul 29; Aug 26 St. Agnes Mondays at 3:30 pm Jun 24; Jul 29

Every afternoon, 30,000 youngsters and teens visit NYPL to borrow a book or attend programs like the ones listed in this brochure. You can help maintain 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 a year. Your contribution will be put to work 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 The Library Shop. To join, visit nypl.org/donate or call 212.930.0653.

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NYPL Directory of Locations

Fort Washington Library, Manhattan Jessica Chornesky

June–august 2013 kids.nypl.org

BRONX

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Allerton 2740 Barnes Avenue 718-881-4240

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Baychester 2049 Asch Loop North 718-379-6700

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closed

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

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closed

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

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12–6

Castle Hill 947 Castle Hill Avenue 718-824-3838

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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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Eastchester 1385 East Gun Hill Road 718-653-3292

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Edenwald 1255 East 233rd Street 718-798-3355

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

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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

(Closed for repairs; scheduled to reopen summer 2013)

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

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closed

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

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closed

closed

Aguilar 174 East 110th Street 212-534-2930

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10–7

10–7

10–5

10–5

closed

closed closed

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

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10–5

12–7

10–5

10–5

closed

10–5

closed

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

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12–8

10–6

12–8

10–5

10–5

closed

10–5

closed

Bloomingdale 150 West 100th Street 212-222-8030

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10–6

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10–5

closed

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10–7

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closed

10–6

10–6

1–5 10–6 (June only)

Francis Martin 2150 University Avenue 718-295-5287

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10–6

10–6

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10–5

10–5

closed

Chatham Square 33 East Broadway 212-964-6598

10–7

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

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10–6

10–8

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10–5

closed

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

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10–6

11–7

10–6

10–5

10–5

closed

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

10–6

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

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10–6

10–6

10–7

10–5

10–5

closed

10–7:30 10–7:30

Columbus 742 Tenth Avenue 212-586-5098

12–7

10–6

12–7

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10–5

closed

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10–8

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closed

Jerome Park 118 Eames Place 718-549-5200

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10–6

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closed

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

Kingsbridge 291 West 231st Street 718-548-5656

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10–6

11–7

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10–5

closed

Epiphany 228 East 23rd Street 212-679-2645

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10–6

12–7

10–6

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10–5

closed

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

10–6

12–7

10–6

12–7

10–5

10–5

closed

Melrose 910 Morris Avenue 718-588-0110

10–7

10–6

10–7

10–6

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10–5

closed

Morris Park 985 Morris Park Avenue 718-931-0636

10–7

10–6

10–7

10–6

10–5

10–5

closed

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

12–7

11–6

12–7

11–6

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10–5

closed

closed

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

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10–6

11–6

11–6

11–6

10–5

closed

closed

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

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12–7

10–6

12–7

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10–5

closed

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

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11–6

11–7

11–6

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10–5

closed

Morrisania 610 East 169th Street 718-589-9268

10–6

Mosholu 285 East 205th Street 718-882-8239

Great Kills Library, Staten Island Don Pollard

MANHATTAN

12–8

11–7 10–6

10–6 10–6

11–7 10–6

10–5 10–5

10–5 10–5

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

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10–7

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10–5

closed

Parkchester 1985 Westchester Avenue 718-829-7830

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8–8

8–8

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closed

Harlem 9 West 124th Street 212-348-5620

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12–7

11–6

12–7

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10–5

closed

closed

Hudson Park 66 Leroy Street 212-243-6876

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12–7

11–6

12–7

10–5

10–5

closed closed

Pelham Bay 3060 Middletown Road 718-792-6744

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10–6

11–7

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10–5

Riverdale 5540 Mosholu Avenue 718-549-1212

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11–7

10–6

11–7

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10–5

closed

Inwood 4790 Broadway 212-942-2445

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11–6

11–7

11–6

10–5

10–5

Sedgwick 1701 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. 718-731-2074

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10–6

10–6

11–7

10–5

10–5

closed

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

10–8

11–6

10–8

11–6

10–5

10–5

closed

Soundview 660 Soundview Avenue 718-589-0880

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11–7

11–7

10–6

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10–5

closed

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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11–7

10–6

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10–5

closed

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10–5

closed

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10–5

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

12–7

Throg’s Neck 3025 Cross Bronx Expy Ext 718-792-2612 Tremont 1866 Washington Avenue 718-299-5177

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11–7

10–6

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10–5

closed

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8–11

8–11

8–11

8–8

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10–6

Van Cortlandt 3874 Sedgwick Avenue 718-543-5150

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10–6

11–7

10–6

10–5

10–5

closed

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

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10–7

10–7

10–7

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10–5

closed

Van Nest 2147 Barnes Avenue 718-829-5864

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10–6

10–6

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10–5

closed

Muhlenberg 209 West 23rd Street 212-924-1585

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11–7

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10–5

closed

Mulberry Street 10 Jersey Street 212-966-3424

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New Amsterdam 9 Murray Street 212-732-8186

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10–5

closed

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Wakefield 4100 Lowerre Place 718-652-4663

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closed

West Farms 2085 Honeywell Avenue 718-367-5376

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10–6

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10–5

closed

Westchester Square 2521 Glebe Avenue 718-863-0436

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11–7

10–6

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closed

Woodlawn Heights 4355 Katonah Avenue 718-519-9627

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11–7

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

Woodstock 761 East 160th Street 718-665-6255

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11–7

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10–5

closed

Ottendorfer 135 Second Avenue 212-674-0947

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11–6

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Riverside 127 Amsterdam Avenue 212-870-1810

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10–6

11–7

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10–5

closed

Roosevelt Island 524 Main Street 212-308-6243

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10–8

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10–5

closed

closed

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12–8

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11–6

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STATEN ISLAND

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Dongan Hills 1617 Richmond Road 718-351-1444

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11–6

12–7

11–6

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10–5

closed

Great Kills 56 Giffords Lane 718-984-6670

11–6

12–7

12–7

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10–5

10–5

closed

Huguenot Park 830 Huguenot Avenue 718-984-4636

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10–6

11–6

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10–5

closed

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

New Dorp 309 New Dorp Lane 718-351-2977

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10–6

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10–5

closed

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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10–6

10–6

12–8

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10–5

closed

Seward Park 192 East Broadway 212-477-6770

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11–7

10–8

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closed

Richmondtown 200 Clarke Avenue 718-668-0413

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closed

St. Agnes 444 Amsterdam Avenue 212-621-0619

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11–7

10–6

12–7

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closed

Terence Cardinal Cooke–Cathedral 560 Lexington Avenue 212-752-3824

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Tompkins Square 331 East 10th Street 212-228-4747

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

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closed

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

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closed

Stapleton 132 Canal Street 718-727-0427 (opens June 11)

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10–6

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10–5

closed

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

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Tottenville 7430 Amboy Road 718-984-0945

12–8

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11–6

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10–5

closed

West New Brighton 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416

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11–6

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10–5

closed

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

Riverdale Library, Bronx

Jefferson Market Library, Manhattan Dani Piderman

closed closed 10–5

closed

(Closed for renovations)

Webster 1465 York Avenue 212-288-5049

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closed

Yorkville 222 East 79th Street 212-744-5824

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All library locations are handicap accessible unless otherwise noted. 

Partially accessible 

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