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JUN
1

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

Virtual Chess Workshop

Mon, Jun 1   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Virtual Chess Workshop

Kids and teens, learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Reinaldo Duran from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. For beginners or advanced players. Please register for information on how and where to participate!...

Virtual Chess Workshop

JUN
2

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)

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

Beanstalk Storytime

Wed, Jun 3   2:30 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids multilingual storytime Virtual Programming

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

Join Brooklyn Beanstalk for a storytime in French and Spanish, this time featuring...

Beanstalk Storytime

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

Virtual Chess Workshop

Wed, Jun 3   5:30 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Kids Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Kids and teens, learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Reinaldo Duran from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players. Please register for information on how and where to participate!

Registraton is now closed...

Virtual Chess Workshop

JUN
4

Science Edutainment: Potion Science!

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

Kids kids explore 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.

Join science edutainer "Brainy Bill" Louden for a hands-on potions workshop!...

Science Edutainment: Potion Science!

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

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
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

Library Dance Party!

Tue, Jun 9   3:00 pm to 3:45 pm   Virtual

Kids Events for Youth and Family fitness

It's summer, and it's time to get down and boogoes! Lets have some fun with old and new dances.  Jumping, Singing and Dancing with our very own High Energy Party Motivator Elaine Gil.  

**Registration required!

We will...

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Library Dance Party!

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

Eléonore Weill’s Jewish Musical Metamorphosis

Wed, Jun 10   10:00 am to 11:00 am   Virtual

Kids everyone is welcome here yiddish

Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month with internationally renowned musicians Eleonore Weill and Jake Shulman-Ment, who will bring you on the voyage of a lifetime through Yiddish songs, klezmer dance tunes, and Jewish...

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Eléonore Weill’s Jewish Musical Metamorphosis

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

Virtual Chess Workshop

Wed, Jun 10   5:30 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Kids Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Kids and teens, learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Reinaldo Duran from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players. Please register for information on how and where to participate!

Registraton is now closed...

Virtual Chess Workshop

JUN
11

Science Edutainment

Thu, Jun 11   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids kids explore 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.

Mark your calendars and Check back later for the Zoom link to view this...

Science Edutainment

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
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

Library Dance Party!

Mon, Jun 15   3:00 pm to 3:45 pm   Virtual

Kids Events for Youth and Family fitness

It's summer, and it's time to get down and boogoes! Lets have some fun with old and new dances.  Jumping, Singing and Dancing with our very own High Energy Party Motivator Elaine Gil.  

**Registration required!

We will...

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Library Dance Party!

JUN
16

LIbrary Dance Party!

Tue, Jun 16   3:00 pm to 3:45 pm   Virtual

Kids Events for Youth and Family fitness

It's summer, and it's time to get down and boogoes! Lets have some fun with old and new dances.  Jumping, Singing and Dancing with our very own High Energy Party Motivator Elaine Gil.  

**Registration required!

We will...

Register
LIbrary Dance Party!

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

Beanstalk Storytime

Wed, Jun 17   2:30 pm to 3:15 pm   Virtual

Kids multilingual storytime Virtual Programming

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

Join Brooklyn Beanstalk for a storytime in French and Spanish. View the broadcast on...

Beanstalk Storytime

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

Virtual Chess Workshop

Wed, Jun 17   5:30 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Kids Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Kids and teens, learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Reinaldo Duran from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players. Please register for information on how and where to participate!

Registraton is now closed...

Virtual Chess Workshop

JUN
18

Science Edutainment

Thu, Jun 18   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids kids explore 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.

Mark your calendars and Check back later for the Zoom link to view this...

Science Edutainment

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
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
23

Library Dance Party!

Tue, Jun 23   3:00 pm to 3:45 pm   Virtual

Kids Events for Youth and Family fitness

It's summer, and it's time to get down and boogoes! Lets have some fun with old and new dances.  Jumping, Singing and Dancing with our very own High Energy Party Motivator Elaine Gil.  

**Registration required!

We will...

Register
Library Dance Party!

Summer Reading: Drag Queen Story Hour Livestream

Tue, Jun 23   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids bpl presents drag queen story hour 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
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

Virtual Chess Workshop

Wed, Jun 24   5:30 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Kids Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Kids and teens, learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Reinaldo Duran from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players. Please register for information on how and where to participate!

Registraton is now closed...

Virtual Chess Workshop

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

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