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JUN
1

Summer Reading Kickoff: Cara Samantha

Mon, Jun 1   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bpl presents summer reading summer reading kickoff Virtual Programming

Clap, dance, sing, and party along with Cara Samantha and her magical musicians as they crawl their way into your hearts with a variety of pop, Motown, Disney, and family favorite songs.

View the broadcast on the Brooklyn Public Library...

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Summer Reading Kickoff: Cara Samantha

Summer Reading Kickoff: Storybook Castles by ArchForKids

Mon, Jun 1   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading summer reading kickoff Virtual Programming

Magnificent castles appear in many fairy tales. They house a royal family, guards and many others. They are defensive structures designed to keep enemies out. Castles can also be places of secrets, with rooms where people and things can be hidden...

Summer Reading Kickoff: Storybook Castles by ArchForKids

The Little Red Riding Hood. The Three Bears.

Mon, Jun 1   2:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Virtual

Kids first five years storytime summer reading summer reading kickoff

Join us for Summer Reading Kickoff celebration and watch puppet shows based on fairy tales The Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Bears. We will be live on on our FB page https://www.facebook.com/events/304870493868452/

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The Little Red Riding Hood. The Three Bears.

Summer Reading Kickoff: Mexican Folk Traditional with Calpulli Youth Dance!

Mon, Jun 1   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading summer reading kickoff Virtual Programming

Join youth members of the Calpulli Mexican Dance group. Outfitted in traditional costumes, the talented dancers will perform selections from different regions of Mexico-Jalisco, set to the world famous music of the Mariachi.

View the...

Summer Reading Kickoff: Mexican Folk Traditional with Calpulli Youth Dance!

Book Adventures: Imagine Your Story with a Wish

Mon, Jun 1   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids kids create summer reading Virtual Programming

Join us as we kick off Summer Reading 2020: Imagine Your Story. Book Adventures are designed for kids aged 5-12, but everyone is welcome to join! During this program, we will be reading "Wish" by Chris Saunders. After reading, we'll have a brief...

Book Adventures: Imagine Your Story with a Wish

JUN
2

Summer Reading: Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Michael Napolitano

Tue, Jun 2   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Michael Napolitano of Michael & The Rockness Monsters presents an interactive, super galactic, funk inspired, rock-n-roll experience for families. The music is a exploration into the child’s subconscious that shines with creativity, catchy...

Summer Reading: Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Michael Napolitano

Summer Reading: Mime Over Matter with Bill Bowers

Tue, Jun 2   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Mime is the most ancient of the performing arts, and it is also something we use every day. Have you ever played Charades with your friends? That is mime. Do you like Hip Hop Dance? Mime is a huge part of it. Let’s explore all that we can say...

Summer Reading: Mime Over Matter with Bill Bowers

Book Adventures: Cracking the Code (Morse Code)

Tue, Jun 2   3:30 pm to 4:15 pm   Virtual

Kids storytime summer reading Virtual Programming

Join us on an adventure as we read JackRabbit McCabe & The Electric Telegraph.   We are also going to learn about deciphering codes which relates to what we read. 

https://www.education.com/download/worksheet/...

Book Adventures: Cracking the Code (Morse Code)

Virtual Graffiti Artist Workshop

Tue, Jun 2   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Teens & Young Adults summer reading Virtual Programming

Learn about the history of hip-hop and practice your graffiti art style.  Recommended materials:  colored pencils or colored markers. 

Space is limited.   

Registration required.   

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Virtual Graffiti Artist Workshop

JUN
3

Funkytown Playground with Aly Sunshine

Wed, Jun 3   11:30 am to 12:30 pm   Virtual

Kids music summer reading Virtual Programming

Aly Sunshine is an integrated, educational, music and movement program designed for kids. Aly performs interactive songs that are designed to educate by utilizing melodies that are catchy and fun.

View the broadcast Live on Aly Sunshine...

Funkytown Playground with Aly Sunshine

Summer Reading: Hurry Up!

Wed, Jun 3   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

We've all been forced to slow down a bit. In Neal's latest book with the late Kate Dopirak, we learn that a moment of mindfulness can be fun. A busy boy and his dog learn to slow down and enjoy life together... Brooklyn-based children's book...

Summer Reading: Hurry Up!

Book Adventure: Chupacabra Shadow Puppet

Wed, Jun 3   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts storytime summer reading

Create your own chupacabra and use it to tell the story of The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra by Marc Tyler Nobleman. Supplies: thin cardboard (like from a cereal box) or paper of any kind, markers. 

 

 

Book Adventure: Chupacabra Shadow Puppet

JUN
4

Virtual Storytime- Babies and Books

Thu, Jun 4   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years storytime summer reading Virtual Programming

**While our in-person events are on hold, we are offering virtual programming via Facebook Live broadcasts from our branches!**   

Join us for virtual storytime with books, songs, and tips for your child to acquire...

Virtual Storytime- Babies and Books

Summer Reading: New York International Children’s Film Festival – Short Takes

Thu, Jun 4   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

UKA (All Ages), 3 min.
By Valle Comba, NYICFF 2017

Watch: https://vimeo.com/247026939

Life for Uka is grey and dull until she finds a way of changing how she sees the world.

Talking points:

How does Uka feel...
Summer Reading: New York International Children’s Film Festival – Short Takes

Book Adventures: Cuckoo: A Mexican Folktale by Lois Ehlert

Thu, Jun 4   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts storytime summer reading Virtual Programming

Join us on an adventure as we read Cuckoo- A Mexican Folktale by Lois Ehlert.  Create a bird in the style of the illustrator, collage and papel picado (paper cutting).  

Supplies- Constrution paper, scissors...

Book Adventures: Cuckoo: A Mexican Folktale by Lois Ehlert

JUN
5

Summer Reading: Yoga for Kids

Fri, Jun 5   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Ms. Corinne uses her imagination, storytelling, songs and help from her audience to travel through space and time! We’ll learn about different yoga techniques that teach us to be present, creative, and mindful, all while stretching our bodies...

Summer Reading: Yoga for Kids

ArchforKids: Dragon Dens, Fairy Cottages & Troll Bridges

Fri, Jun 5   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts summer reading Virtual Programming

Create a shelter for a fantasy character of your choice in this interactive workshop. We will show some examples to get your imagination fired up. Then build your model along with the architect-educator from ArchforKids. A great family...

ArchforKids: Dragon Dens, Fairy Cottages & Troll Bridges

Library Lab: Pasta Construction (Truss Bridges)

Fri, Jun 5   3:30 pm to 3:45 pm   Virtual

Kids stem & steam summer reading Virtual Programming

Are you up for an engineering challenge?  Your challenge is to construct a bridge that billy goats can cross.  The only materials that you can use is pasta and glue.  We are using pasta to construct Truss bridge....

Library Lab: Pasta Construction  (Truss Bridges)

JUN
7

Virtual Storytime- Transportation

Sun, Jun 7   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years storytime summer reading Virtual Programming

**While our in-person events are on hold, we are offering virtual programming via Facebook Live broadcasts from our branches!**   

Join us for virtual storytime with books, songs, and tips for your child to acquire...

Virtual Storytime- Transportation

JUN
8

Summer Reading: Mil’s Trills

Mon, Jun 8   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Mil's Trills is performing a *special online concert* to help kids and families cope with being stuck at home due to the coronavirus crisis. Tune in, connect, and engage with original playful uplifting songs, and interactive songwriting...

Summer Reading: Mil’s Trills

JUN
9

Summer Reading: Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Gustafer Yellowgold

Tue, Jun 9   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show is a funny and touching multimedia performance of music, colored pencil animations and storytelling. The music and ‘moving art’ shows are performed by two-time Grammy-nominated songwriter, cartoonist, and author, Morgan...

Summer Reading: Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Gustafer Yellowgold

Summer Reading: Drag Queen Story Hour Livestream

Tue, Jun 9   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents drag queen story hour summer reading Virtual Programming

Enjoy songs and stories for kids age 3-8 during a livestream Drag Queen Story Hour. This event is presented in partnership with New York City Council Member Laurie Cumbo and Brooklyn Public Library. Watch live on DQSHNYC's Instagram, or...

Summer Reading: Drag Queen Story Hour Livestream

JUN
10

Summer Reading: In My Garden

Wed, Jun 10   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Join Phil C. Stead as he discusses the making of his new book, IN MY GARDEN, written by Charlotte Zolotow. Philip will do a live demonstration of a technique he used to make the illustrations. Kids (and grownups) will be encouraged to follow...

Summer Reading: In My Garden

JUN
11

Summer Reading: New York International Children’s Film Festival – Short Takes

Thu, Jun 11   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Eagle Blue (all ages), 4 min.

By Will Rose

A bold palette and a swaying beat bolster Eagle Blue high above the mountaintop, but she must swoop in and provide a proper meal for her hungry chicks

Watch: https...

Summer Reading: New York International Children’s Film Festival – Short Takes

JUN
12

Summer Reading: Opera Soup

Fri, Jun 12   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Opera Soup is an imaginative and interactive performance that explores the basic “ingredients” it takes to make an opera. This engaging show, performed by professional opera singer Dr. Lori Mirabal, sparks interest in opera with the use of...

Summer Reading: Opera Soup

JUN
13

Jack & Friends: Dragon Queen Story Hour

Sat, Jun 13   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids drag queen story hour lgbtq pride month summer reading Virtual Programming

**While our in-person events are on hold, we are offering virtual programming via Facebook Live broadcasts from our branches!** 

What do drag queens and children have in common? They love dressing up and all things sparkly...

Jack & Friends: Dragon Queen Story Hour

JUN
15

Summer Reading: Los tres cochinitos/The Three Little Pigs by Scaramouches Puppet Theatre

Mon, Jun 15   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

The Three Little Pigs is a fable about three pigs who build three houses of different materials. A Big Bad Wolf blows down the first two piggies houses, made of straw and sticks respectively, but is unable to destroy the third pig's house, made...

Summer Reading: Los tres cochinitos/The Three Little Pigs by Scaramouches Puppet Theatre

JUN
16

Summer Reading: Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Josh Lovelace

Tue, Jun 16   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Josh Lovelace, Knoxville, Tennessee native and member of the Grammy-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE performs joyous and heartfelt family style Americana. His warm-hearted songwriting and rich musicianship blend together in concert for an...

Summer Reading: Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Josh Lovelace

True Play Improv

Tue, Jun 16   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Using the tools of our current reality, this Facebook Live session will get us playing together, even when we're socially distant. True Play Improv is...

True Play Improv

JUN
17

Summer Reading: Author/Illustrator Javaka Steptoe

Wed, Jun 17   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents storytime summer reading Virtual Programming

Javaka Steptoe, award winning author and illustrator, will host an interactive book reading and arts & crafts workshop for children.

 

Summer Reading: Author/Illustrator Javaka Steptoe

JUN
18

Summer Reading: New York International Children’s Film Festival – Short Takes

Thu, Jun 18   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Stems                                                                 ...

Summer Reading: New York International Children’s Film Festival – Short Takes

JUN
19

Summer Reading: Virtual Ballet with Angelina Ballerina

Fri, Jun 19   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Take your first (or second...or hundredth!) ballet class along with Angelina Ballerina! We'll meet ballet’s favorite mouse, Angelina Ballerina, in one of her books, and then join in on the fun. Learn some new ballet terms, get some stretching in...

Summer Reading: Virtual Ballet with Angelina Ballerina

JUN
20

Summer Reading: Drag Queen Story Hour

Sat, Jun 20   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents drag queen story hour saturday storytime summer reading

Join Miz Jade for Drag Queen Story Hour and enjoy stories and songs for kids ages 3-8. Watch live on Drag Queen Story Hour NYC's Instagram, or afterward on Brooklyn Public Library's Instagram page.

Summer Reading: Drag Queen Story Hour

JUN
22

Summer Reading: Joanie Leeds

Mon, Jun 22   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Birth to Five Years bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

NYC based singer-songwriter Joanie Leeds has won 1st place in the USA Songwriting Competition, an Independent Music Award, a Gold Parents' Choice Award, NAPPA Gold Award, Family Choice Award and is a John Lennon Songwriting Award Finalist and an...

Summer Reading: Joanie Leeds

JUN
24

Summer Reading: Dear Beast

Wed, Jun 24   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Join Dori Hillestad Butler as she discusses her new chapter book series, DEAR BEAST, illustrated by Kevan Atteberry. She will share some behind-the-book fun facts about the series, her inspiration, and her writing process. Dori will be answering...

Summer Reading: Dear Beast

JUN
25

Summer Reading: New York International Children’s Film Festival – Short Takes

Thu, Jun 25   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Luminaris

Recommended ages: All Ages

Argentina
Animation, Juan Pablo Zaramella, 2010, 7 min.

If you’ve been sitting around your house, staring at the ceiling wondering how lightbulbs are made, this brilliant short,...

Summer Reading: New York International Children’s Film Festival – Short Takes

JUN
26

Summer Reading: Sing-a-long with Folktales from Around the World

Fri, Jun 26   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Last year, Jono Waldman was performing in a national tour of a musical he wrote, but now he's stuck in his living room just like you! Join him for a sing-along, followed by storytelling performances of a different international folktale. Do you...

Summer Reading: Sing-a-long with Folktales from Around the World

JUN
27

Jack & Friends: Dragon Queen Story Hour

Sat, Jun 27   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids drag queen story hour lgbtq pride month summer reading Virtual Programming

**While our in-person events are on hold, we are offering virtual programming via Facebook Live broadcasts from our branches!** 

What do drag queens and children have in common? They love dressing up and all things sparkly...

Jack & Friends: Dragon Queen Story Hour

Joe the Magic Man

Sat, Jun 27   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids magic show summer reading Virtual Programming

Joe the Magic Man makes sure that all of his tricks and acts are enjoyable for all ages! From rabbits to doves, children will love to pet the animals involved in each of his shows.

Joe the Magic Man

JUN
30

Summer Reading: Stomp, Clap & Sing with Aly Sunshine from Funkytown Playground

Tue, Jun 30   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Join Aly from Funkytown Playground to jump and jam with shakers & tambourines. Get on board a magical safari or silly farm.

Summer Reading: Stomp, Clap & Sing with Aly Sunshine from Funkytown Playground

JUL
1

Summer Reading: African Dancing and Folktales Workshop

Wed, Jul 1   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Participants become the storytellers in a series of African folktales as our facilitator guides them through an African Dance workshop. Accompanied by live percussion music.

View the program on the Urban Stages Facebook page...

Summer Reading: African Dancing and Folktales Workshop

JUL
2

Summer Reading: Bubbles the Clown

Thu, Jul 2   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

The fantastic antics of Bubbles the Clown will keep you smiling.

View the broadcast on Zoom at 2 PM.

Summer Reading: Bubbles the Clown

JUL
3

Summer Reading: Rock N Lolo - Learn Spanish through Music

Fri, Jul 3   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Rock N Lolo, "Where kids learn Spanish through Original Music.

Rock N Lolo continue sharing love and bringing joy to each little one’s home.

30 minutes long full of singing and dancing, while learning Spanish, and most importantly...

Summer Reading: Rock N Lolo - Learn Spanish through Music

JUL
6

Summer Reading: Magic of Amore

Mon, Jul 6   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Amore delights audiences with his magic show, full of side-splitting comedy and audience participation. For kids ages 7 & up.

View the broadcast on Zoom at 11 AM.

Meeting ID:  831 9861 1083

Summer Reading: Magic of Amore

JUL
7

Summer Reading: Pourquoi Stories - How and Why Tales From Around the World

Tue, Jul 7   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Before there was science, people told stories to answer questions such as: Why is the sky so far away? How did the leopard get its spots? Why are there mosquitoes? Find out WHY with storyteller Robin Bady.

View the broadcast on Facebook...

Summer Reading: Pourquoi Stories - How and Why Tales From Around the World

JUL
8

Summer Reading: Louie Miranda

Wed, Jul 8   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Louie Miranda has been dazzling the hearts of children, parents & teachers everywhere he goes. He is unique, original & loved by an ever-growing population across the country! He has played with numerous ensembles performing music in a...

Summer Reading: Louie Miranda

JUL
9

Summer Reading: Science Edutainment

Thu, Jul 9   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Welcome to the laboratory of Bill Louden Science! “Brainy Bill” amazes and amuses crowds of all ages and sizes with his incredible live science demonstrations.

View the broadcast on Zoom at 2 PM.

Summer Reading: Science Edutainment

JUL
10

Summer Reading: VAMOS TODOS Music Garden: Spring Celebration!

Fri, Jul 10   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

When international artists The Agents of Jam accept a mission to celebrate Spring around the world, they don't need a map ... they just "follow the tunes!" This lively show -- aimed at kids ages 2 to 10 -- invites you to join in on the globe-...

Summer Reading: VAMOS TODOS Music Garden: Spring Celebration!

JUL
11

Jack & Friends: Dragon Queen Story Hour

Sat, Jul 11   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids drag queen story hour lgbtq pride month summer reading Virtual Programming

**While our in-person events are on hold, we are offering virtual programming via Facebook Live broadcasts from our branches!** 

What do drag queens and children have in common? They love dressing up and all things sparkly...

Jack & Friends: Dragon Queen Story Hour

JUL
13

Summer Reading: Spin, Pop, Boom

Mon, Jul 13   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents summer reading Virtual Programming

Are you ready for some fun science?

Witness amazing feats of chemistry as we explore all sorts of spectacular reactions. Mad Science is a group that is on a mission to spark the imagination and curiosity of children by providing...

Summer Reading: Spin, Pop, Boom

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