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MAY
25

Outdoor Toddler Time - Windsor Terrace

Wed, May 25   10:30 am to 11:00 am   Windsor Terrace Library

Birth to Five Years BPL Outdoors Events for Youth and Family first five years toddler time

Outdoor Toddler Time is back at Windsor Terrace Library!  Bring a towel, beach blanket or chair and join us at the rose bush on the corner of East 5th St. and Fort Hamilton Parkway in front of the library.

If the weather is bad, we...

Outdoor Toddler Time - Windsor Terrace

Author Reading and Activity: Dad Bakes

Wed, May 25   3:30 pm to 4:15 pm   Virtual

Kids author talks Events for Youth and Family Virtual Programming

Join children’s book artist Katie Yamasaki on a visit to her Brooklyn studio, where we will read and discuss her latest book, Dad Bakes. Katie will talk about what inspired the book, and how we can use both books and murals to tell our stories...

Author Reading and Activity: Dad Bakes

MAY
26

All About Energy! with "Brainy Bill" Louden

Thu, May 26   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Macon, Small Auditorium

Kids after school Events for Youth and Family middle school science STEM & STEAM

Join science edutainer "Brainy Bill" Louden in a scientific exploration of energy!

The world is full of changes, and energy is no exception! We'll learn about some fundamental forms of energy (potential, kinetic, sound, heat, and light),...

All About Energy! with "Brainy Bill" Louden

MAY
27

Acting Out! Improv for Teens and Tweens

Fri, May 27   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults after school all ages Events for Youth and Family never too late to learn

Anyone ever tell you you’re too dramatic? Perfect! We need you! Come join us in this introduction to acting improvisation and theatre. No experience is necessary to take part in this program — everyone is welcome! Sessions include a warm-up,...

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Acting Out! Improv for Teens and Tweens

Jungle Explorers

Fri, May 27   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Jamaica Bay, Meeting Room

Kids Events for Youth and Family kids explore music performance

Bianca the butterfly is scared to fly. She journeys through the jungle to find her courage and along the way meets a monkey, Venus fly trap, and a lion who help her find inner strength. Dazzling creatures of all kind come to life in this highly...

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Jungle Explorers

MAY
31

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Silly Jazz and Camille!

Tue, May 31   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Kids Events for Youth and Family live music music plaza performances

Come dance along to “silly jazz” with comedian and jazz singer, Camille Harris. Popular songs include: “The Monster Under My Bed,” “Muffin Man,” and “Chopsticks.”

 

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Silly Jazz and Camille!

Bedtime Storytime with our StoryTeen

Tue, May 31   7:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Windsor Terrace Library

Birth to Five Years Events for Youth and Family first five years storytime

Join our StoryTeen Intern for some bedtime stories and songs.  Feel free to wear your PJ's and bring your stuffed animals.

We will hold the program outside by the rosebush on the corner of Fort Hamilton Parkway and East 5th St....

Bedtime Storytime with our StoryTeen

JUN
2

Oceans of Possibilities-Summer Reading with Jim Vagias

Thu, Jun 2   1:00 pm to 1:45 pm   Midwood, Basement Meeting Room

Kids bpl 125 Events for Youth and Family magic show summer reading kickoff

Join us for our Summer Reading kickoff with "Magic Jim", Thursday June 2nd (SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED)  @ 1pm for a performance designed for families and youth in kindergarten to 8th grade. Be mesmarized as magician Jim Vagias wows the audience...

Oceans of Possibilities-Summer Reading with Jim Vagias

Viva el Flamenco!

Thu, Jun 2   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   New Lots Library

Adults BPL Outdoors dance fitness and classes Events for Youth and Family live music

This is an in person program.

Join Sol “La Argentinita” for a family-friendly production featuring live dance and music in a vibrant and entertaining production full of color, rhythm, and emotions. Explanations and interactive exercises...

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Viva el Flamenco!

JUN
3

Kids Create: Bubble Wand

Fri, Jun 3   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids after school arts and crafts Events for Youth and Family kids create

Join us for a reading of Bubble Trouble, by Margaret Mahey followed by beaded bubble wand creation.
Ages 6-12.

Kids Create is a regularly occuring program including a story and craft for school-aged children, after school hours.

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Kids Create: Bubble Wand

Acting Out! Improv for Teens and Tweens

Fri, Jun 3   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults after school all ages Events for Youth and Family never too late to learn

Anyone ever tell you you’re too dramatic? Perfect! We need you! Come join us in this introduction to acting improvisation and theatre. No experience is necessary to take part in this program — everyone is welcome! Sessions include a warm-up,...

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Acting Out! Improv for Teens and Tweens

JUN
4

Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats

Sat, Jun 4   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Windsor Terrace Library

Kids Events for Youth and Family summer reading kickoff

Join the Windsor Terrace Library as we kick off the Summer Reading program with Lucy Kalantari and the Jazz Cats.

Multi-award winning children's artist, Lucy Kalantari, brings delightful jazz age inspired music everyone can enjoy!...

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Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats

BPL 125th: Southeast Brooklyn’s Pop-Up Fair

Sat, Jun 4   11:00 am to 2:00 pm   Marine Park

Adults arts and crafts bpl 125 BPL Outdoors Events for Youth and Family

Time to celebrate with Brooklyn Public Library! 

Join us in Marine Park on Saturday, June 4th for an afternoon of free activities and giveaways. We'll be near the corner of Avenue S and 32nd Street from 11am to 2pm. 

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BPL 125th: Southeast Brooklyn’s Pop-Up Fair

Summer Reading Kickoff

Sat, Jun 4   12:00 pm to 4:00 pm   DeKalb Library

Kids Events for Youth and Family summer reading summer reading kickoff

You're invited to celebrate Dekalb's Summer Reading Kickoff & also Bklyn Public Library's 125th anniversay 

 Join us for giveaways, facepainting ,the Magician’s Assistant & African Dance ...

Summer Reading Kickoff

Saturday Storytime

Sat, Jun 4   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Brownsville Library

Kids Events for Youth and Family saturday storytime storytime

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and fun!

Saturday Storytime

Birthday Bash with DJ Passa Passa

Sat, Jun 4   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Paerdegat Library

Adults Events for Youth and Family live music summer reading kickoff

Celebrate BPL's 125th birthday with dancehall music live with DJ Passa Passa. This event is part of Summer Reading (check the calendar for family programs throughout the day). DJ starts at 2 pm. 

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Birthday Bash with DJ Passa Passa

Art of Mime

Sat, Jun 4   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Events for Youth and Family summer reading kickoff Virtual Programming

Start the Summer Reading with a wonderful program Art of Mime (virtual). World-renowned mime Bill Bowers shares a short performance and teaches some of the fundamentals of mime. Yes, even you can learn how to bump into an invisible wall and...

Art of Mime

Mermaid Village with Kathryn Slocum

Sat, Jun 4   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Mapleton, Basement Auditorium

Kids Events for Youth and Family first five years summer reading kickoff

It's Summer Reading time! We're kicking off the celebration with Kathryn Slocum's Mermaid Village! 

Explore the world of mermaids and other mythical sea creatures! Design an underwater village that suits their unique needs.

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Mermaid Village with Kathryn Slocum

JUN
9

Raptors of Long Island

Thu, Jun 9   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Windsor Terrace, Meeting Room

Kids Events for Youth and Family

This is an exciting chance to meet live hawks, owls, and falcons. Learn about the many adaptations that make these animals some of the most skilled hunters on the planet. Get closer than you've ever been before to some incredible birds of prey!...

Raptors of Long Island

Bibliobandido Comes to Brooklyn!

Thu, Jun 9   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Kids arts and crafts BPL Presents Events for Youth and Family storytime

The Bibliobandido (Story Eater) is coming to Brooklyn and he is HUNGRY for children's stories... But it’s OK–we know that Brooklyn has got this covered! 

Please join us on Central Library’s Plaza for an afternoon of creating and...

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Bibliobandido Comes to Brooklyn!

JUN
10

Acting Out! Improv for Teens and Tweens

Fri, Jun 10   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults after school all ages Events for Youth and Family never too late to learn

Anyone ever tell you you’re too dramatic? Perfect! We need you! Come join us in this introduction to acting improvisation and theatre. No experience is necessary to take part in this program — everyone is welcome! Sessions include a warm-up,...

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Acting Out! Improv for Teens and Tweens

JUN
14

Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Moozika!

Tue, Jun 14   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Birth to Five Years Events for Youth and Family move to learn music performance

Moozika! is singer-songwriter Jesse Goldman's award-winning bilingual family music band and educational program based in Brooklyn. Named one of the top three “Absolute Best” kids’ music classes in NYC by New York Magazine, Moozika!’s playful...

Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Moozika!

JUN
17

Acting Out! Improv for Teens and Tweens

Fri, Jun 17   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults after school all ages Events for Youth and Family never too late to learn

Anyone ever tell you you’re too dramatic? Perfect! We need you! Come join us in this introduction to acting improvisation and theatre. No experience is necessary to take part in this program — everyone is welcome! Sessions include a warm-up,...

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Acting Out! Improv for Teens and Tweens

JUN
21

Get on Board the Freedom Train: A Juneteenth Celebration

Tue, Jun 21   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids Events for Youth and Family Juneteenth live music

The Underground Railroad is one of the most important chapters in American History. This engaging concert of songs, stories and narratives about slavery and the quest for freedom reveals the hope, power and eventually, the triumph that was...

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Get on Board the Freedom Train: A Juneteenth Celebration

JUN
24

Acting Out! Improv for Teens and Tweens

Fri, Jun 24   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults after school all ages Events for Youth and Family never too late to learn

Anyone ever tell you you’re too dramatic? Perfect! We need you! Come join us in this introduction to acting improvisation and theatre. No experience is necessary to take part in this program — everyone is welcome! Sessions include a warm-up,...

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Acting Out! Improv for Teens and Tweens

JUN
28

Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Hopalong Andrew

Tue, Jun 28   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

Birth to Five Years Events for Youth and Family first five years live music performance

Hopalong Andrew is an American Western and Folk music singer and humorist who revisions classic cowboy and folk songs to playfully reflect city life for urban cowpokes.

Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Hopalong Andrew

JUL
9

Volunteers for Wildlife present Owl Discovery Hour

Sat, Jul 9   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Gerritsen Beach Library

Kids Events for Youth and Family kids explore summer reading

Meet live owls and get an in-depth look into the fascinating world of these common-but seldom seen-local inhabitants! Enjoy up-close observation of their amazing nocturnal hunting adaptations.

Volunteers for Wildlife present Owl Discovery Hour

JUL
30

Musical Storytelling with Erin Lee Kelly

Sat, Jul 30   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Borough Park Library, Children's Room

Birth to Five Years Events for Youth and Family everyone is welcome here live music summer reading

Part of our summer live performances Borough Park Summer Reading Event: Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band 

Get ready to hop, holler, sing along and sneeze along - NYC’s award-winning Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band are...

Musical Storytelling with Erin Lee Kelly

AUG
17

Gary the Great

Wed, Aug 17   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Events for Youth and Family kids explore magic show teen time

The whole family is invited to join Gary the Great for a virtual performance full of unexpected moments and hysterical magic. Gary has appeared on NBC, USA, and the Travel Channel, and is excited to blow our minds in this private performance....

Gary the Great

AUG
23

Folktales from Around the World

Tue, Aug 23   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Windsor Terrace Library

Kids Events for Youth and Family summer reading closing celebration

Every country from Albania to Zaire has it's own tales - in this program we will hear stories from all over the globe that are filled with wonder and fun! 

Folktales from Around the World

AUG
25

Face Painting

Thu, Aug 25   2:30 pm to 3:15 pm   New Utrecht Library

Kids Events for Youth and Family summer reading

Join the New Utrecht Library as we close out summer with Facepainting with Paula Yepes. Bring a smile to your child's face for hours. Choose from a selection of designs.

Face Painting

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