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DEC
13

Parenting Workshop (in Chinese)

Fri, Dec 13   10:00 am to 1:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Adults branch design workshop

A cross-cultural parenting workshop for immigrant parents...

Parenting Workshop (in Chinese)

Build with DUPLO

Fri, Dec 13   10:15 am to 11:00 am   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo first five years

Come In and Play with the DUPLOs at your local library. For ages 2-5.

Build with DUPLO

Story Play

Fri, Dec 13   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Williamsburgh Library

Birth to Five Years storytime

During this program we read a couple of stories, sing a few songs, and then it's toytime! Bring your young baby, toddler, or preschooler for a relaxed morning of fun where you can meet other parents and caregivers. Ages 0 to 5

Story Play

Preschool Storytime

Fri, Dec 13   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years preschool storytime

Storytime with Miss Zhien!

Preschool Storytime

coloring for kids

Fri, Dec 13   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Kids arts and crafts

We provide fantstic coloring sheets and crayons.  You and your kids will have a wonderful time in the library.

coloring for kids

Overeaters Anonymous

Fri, Dec 13   1:15 pm to 2:30 pm   Highlawn Library

Adults support groups

Join your peer group and exchange idea on controlling your eating habit.

Overeaters Anonymous

Kids Create Duplo

Fri, Dec 13   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo build with lego kids create

Come to Mapleton and build using Lego Duplo.

Kids Create Duplo

Teen Gaming

Fri, Dec 13   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Teens teen tech time teen time video games

Come play video games on the PS4 VR, Switch or the Xbox One! Bring a game to play with others or play one of ours. For anyone grades 6-12!

Teen Gaming

DEC
14

Story and Play

Sat, Dec 14   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy storytime

Hear wonderful stories, play with toys and make new friends at this fun and informal program.

Story and Play

English Conversation Group

Sat, Dec 14   10:30 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults conversations english conversation group immigrant services

Join other adults who are learning to speak English!  Free!  No registration required.

English Conversation Group

coloring for kids

Sat, Dec 14   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Kids arts and crafts

We provide fantstic coloring sheets and crayons.  You and your kids will have a wonderful time in the library.

coloring for kids

The Writhing Society: A Salon for Constrained Writing Techniques

Sat, Dec 14   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults creative writing writing workshop

The Writhing Society meets to practice and discuss the techniques of constrained writing. We practice the methods invented by ourselves and by other writers, artists, musicians, and mathematicians. Today's exercise: détournement.

 ...

The Writhing Society: A Salon for Constrained Writing Techniques

Chess Workshop with Reinaldo Duran

Sat, Dec 14   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Reinaldo Duran from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Reinaldo Duran

Asante's African Safari: Storytelling, Music & Dance

Sat, Dec 14   2:00 pm to 2:45 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids 400 Years Later kids explore

African-American stories and tales, accompanied by music and dance.

Asante's African Safari: Storytelling, Music & Dance

Kids Create Duplo

Sat, Dec 14   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo build with lego kids create

Come to Mapleton and build using Lego Duplo.

Kids Create Duplo

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Dec 14   2:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years first five years saturday storytime story play storytime

Afternoon storytime at Mapleton Branch.

Saturday Storytime

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Dec 14   2:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids saturday storytime storytime

Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!

Saturday Storytime

Read with a Therapy Dog

Sat, Dec 14   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids kids explore therapy dogs

Read to a certified therapy dog. Sign up for a slot the day of the program at the children's reference desk.

Featured Event
Read with a Therapy Dog

DEC
15

coloring for kids

Sun, Dec 15   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Kids arts and crafts

We provide fantstic coloring sheets and crayons.  You and your kids will have a wonderful time in the library.

coloring for kids

Kids Create Duplo

Sun, Dec 15   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo build with lego kids create

Come to Mapleton and build using Lego Duplo.

Kids Create Duplo

Japanese Conversation Group Intermediate

Sun, Dec 15   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults world language conversation

Practice your Japanese language in an informal and fun setting

The class is free

No registration required.

There will be just 3 classes for each month the first , the third and the fourth week of each month.

...

Japanese Conversation Group Intermediate

DEC
16

Spanish Storytime

Mon, Dec 16   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy multilingual storytime spanish

Join us for stories and songs in Spanish for children and their parents or caregivers.

Acompáñenos con cuentos y canciones en español para niños y sus padres o cuidadores.

Spanish Storytime

Monday Storytime

Mon, Dec 16   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years story play storytime toddler time

Join us at Mapleton and hear favorite songs, stories and tales read aloud. All ages welcome.

Monday Storytime

Never Too Late to Learn: Email Basics

Mon, Dec 16   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults computer basics email techknowledge

Come in and learn the basics of email usage.

Never Too Late to Learn: Email Basics

coloring for kids

Mon, Dec 16   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Kids arts and crafts

We provide fantstic coloring sheets and crayons.  You and your kids will have a wonderful time in the library.

coloring for kids

Kids Create Duplo

Mon, Dec 16   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo build with lego kids create

Come to Mapleton and build using Lego Duplo.

Kids Create Duplo

NYWC Write Now

Mon, Dec 16   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public....

NYWC Write Now

Learn How Play the Guitar

Mon, Dec 16   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults music

Have you always wanted to learn how to play the guitar? Join us and we’ll help you start strumming for free.

We have guitars to use during the class, but please bring your own instrument if you can.

 

Learn How Play the Guitar

After School Homework Help

Mon, Dec 16   3:30 pm to 6:00 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Kids homework help techknowledge

After-School Homework Helpers volunteer to help students in grades 1 through 8 with their homework, projects and assignments. 

After School Homework Help

Teen Time: DIY and Gaming

Mon, Dec 16   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Teens anime and manga arts and crafts diy table-top & board games

Teens 12 and up join us every week for crafts, tabletop gaming, and more! 

The Youth Wing is an inclusive space and all teens are welcome.

Teen Time: DIY and Gaming

Chess Workshop with Reinaldo Duran

Mon, Dec 16   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Highlawn Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Reinaldo Duran from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Reinaldo Duran

Kids Tech Time

Mon, Dec 16   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Kids kids tech time stem & steam video games

Come play games and have a great time with friends! At Kids Tech Time, kids have access to video games, laptops, and other surprising technology!

Kids Tech Time

History’s Highlights: A Reading and Discussion Series (The Renaissance)

Mon, Dec 16   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults book discussion

The Renaissance (volume 5 of The Story of Civilization by Will and Ariel Durant)

We will discuss the influence of the Medici family in Florence, and the life and artistic genius of Michelangelo.

Please join us for a...

Featured Event
History’s Highlights: A Reading and Discussion Series (The Renaissance)

DEC
17

Toddler Time

Tue, Dec 17   10:15 am to 10:45 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years storytime toddler time

The more you read, sing and talk with toddlers, the more they learn! Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers. For ages 18-36 months. There are two...

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Tue, Dec 17   10:30 am to 11:15 am   Highlawn Library

Birth to Five Years first five years storytime toddler time

Story time for toddlers 18 months to 3 years. Come and enjoy books, finger plays, songs and toy time. 

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Tue, Dec 17   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years storytime toddler time

The more you read, sing and talk with toddlers, the more they learn! Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers. For ages 18-36 months. There are two...

Toddler Time

PowerPoint Part 1

Tue, Dec 17   1:00 pm to 2:15 pm   Mapleton Library

Adults techknowledge

 

Learn how to create slides using text only

PowerPoint Part 1

coloring for kids

Tue, Dec 17   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Kids arts and crafts

We provide fantstic coloring sheets and crayons.  You and your kids will have a wonderful time in the library.

coloring for kids

Kids Create Duplo

Tue, Dec 17   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Mapleton Library

Birth to Five Years build with duplo build with lego kids create

Come to Mapleton and build using Lego Duplo.

Kids Create Duplo

Chess Workshop with Daniel Pressa

Tue, Dec 17   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Mapleton Library

Kids Chess Workshop

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Daniel Pressa from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players.

Chess Workshop with Daniel Pressa

Build with LEGO

Tue, Dec 17   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Youth Wing

Kids build with lego kids explore

Meet and friends and have fun building with LEGO.

*For ages 6 to 12

Build with LEGO

After School Homework Help

Tue, Dec 17   4:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Kids homework help techknowledge

After-School Homework Helpers volunteer to help students in grades 1 through 8 with their homework, projects and assignments. 

After School Homework Help

Celebrate Reading with LINC (Story and Craft)

Tue, Dec 17   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Kids arts and crafts story play storytime

Kids and their parents/ caregivers are invited to celebrate the joy reading.  Hear a wonderful story and then do an activity related to the book afterwards.

This program is presented by Literacy INC.

Celebrate Reading with LINC (Story and Craft)

Family Movie Night: Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Tue, Dec 17   5:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Kids family movie movies movies at the library

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure yet -- high school. Accompanied by a ragtag group of teens and Boots the monkey, Dora embarks on a quest to save her parents while...

Family Movie Night: Dora and the Lost City of Gold

NYWC Write Now

Tue, Dec 17   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults creative writing writing workshop

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop available to the general public....

NYWC Write Now

Citizenship Exam Prep Group

Tue, Dec 17   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults conversations english conversation group immigrant services

Join our U.S. Citizenship Exam Prep Group!  Free!  No registration required.

Citizenship Exam Prep Group

DEC
18

International Adoption at Spence-Chapin Information Session

Wed, Dec 18   9:30 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults community partner

Want to learn about international adoption programs at Spence-Chapin? Join us for an informal information session to learn about Spence-Chapin and our International Adoption Programs in South Africa, Colombia and Bulgaria. We'll discuss the...

International Adoption at Spence-Chapin Information Session

Babies and Books

Wed, Dec 18   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years storytime

It’s never too early to introduce your baby to books! Hear delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, play with toys, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. For ages 0-18 months. There are two sessions, one at 10:00 and...

Babies and Books

Babies and Books

Wed, Dec 18   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Central Library, Youth Wing

Birth to Five Years early literacy first five years storytime

It’s never too early to introduce your baby to books! Hear delightful stories, learn fun songs and rhymes, play with toys, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. For ages 0-18 months. There are two sessions, one at 10:00 and...

Babies and Books

Toddler Time

Wed, Dec 18   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Williamsburgh Library

Birth to Five Years storytime

Hear great picture books read aloud, discover delightful fingerplays, and play with other children during this library time dedicated to active toddlers.

Toddler Time

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