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Summer Reading: Parallel Exit

Thu, Aug 6   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

A vaudeville show for the entire family, with juggling, magic, and music. Fun-loving physical comedians present a wide range of old-fashioned family entertainment, and you get to join in the fun! Brought to you by the award-winning troupe...

Summer Reading: Parallel Exit

Kids Create: Making Fairy Houses

Thu, Aug 6   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids kids create summer reading Virtual Programming

Join us to learn how to make your very own fairy house! We'll talk a bit about the mythology of fairies, fairy culture, and how to use natural and household items to decorate your fairy house! Will the fairies come visit? Let's see! 

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Kids Create: Making Fairy Houses

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention

Thu, Aug 6   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults adult learning health and wellness Healthy Communities positive aging

Did you know that Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention is one of the best things you can do to prevent falls?  This evidence-based exercise program reduces the risk of falling by improving strength, balance, flexibility, and...

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Tai Chi for Fall Prevention

Book Adventures: Teaser Chapter

Thu, Aug 6   4:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids book discussion kids explore summer reading

Tune in for a favorite chapter (not necessarily the first) out of a book you might like, and please let us know in comments whether you'll be reading more :)

This will be broadcast from the Macon Library Facebook Page.

Book Adventures: Teaser Chapter

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BCAP at Home with the Prospect Park Zoo and the Wildlife Conservation Society

Fri, Aug 7   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Kids BCAP at Home Virtual Programming

Take a walk on the wild side with the virtual offerings of our friends at the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Prospect Park Zoo. Each day we’ll share a cool feature being offered online by our Zoological partners and learn more about how...

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BCAP at Home with the Prospect Park Zoo and the Wildlife Conservation Society

Chair Yoga for Everyone

Fri, Aug 7   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults creative aging Virtual Programming yoga and meditation

There are many benefits of yoga: improved strength, flexibility and mental clarity, as well as improved posture and reduced stress. Chair Yoga is a non-intimidating way to start practicing yoga…and you don’t have to worry about getting up and...

Chair Yoga for Everyone

Playground Design/Diseña tu Patio de Juego with the Noguchi Museum

Fri, Aug 7   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass spanish Virtual Programming

Explore the playgrounds that Isamu Noguchi created around the world. Then, collaborate with your family and design your own three-dimensional playground using materials found in your home, such as paper, tape, and cardboard. This program is in...

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Playground Design/Diseña tu Patio de Juego with the Noguchi Museum

Summer Reading: Star Stories

Fri, Aug 7   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

For millennia, people have gazed at the night sky and told themselves stories about the pictures they see there. These same stars and constellations also allowed sailors to find their way back to port. Using images of the night sky, stories from...

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Summer Reading: Star Stories

Kids Create: Drawing Games

Fri, Aug 7   3:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Join us on Facebook Live to learn how to play your very own drawing games at home with family and friends! All you need is paper and something to draw with like your favorite maker, pencil, or crayon! We'll be playing:

1. Box Grids...

Kids Create: Drawing Games

Book Adventures: La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya

Fri, Aug 7   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts storytime Virtual Programming

Join us today at 3:30 for another wonderful book adventure. We will be reading La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya. Afterwards, we will be creating our own paper blankets from everyday materials. If you would like to do the project...

Book Adventures: La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya

Book Adventures: Rocket Says Look Up! x DIY Telescopes

Fri, Aug 7   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts kids create stem & steam summer reading

Take a Book Adventure as Ms. Sarah reads “Rocket Says Look Up!” by Nathan Bryon and Illustrated by Dapa Adeola! After reading, children will learn how to make and decorate their very own collapsible telescopes!

The Event will take...

Book Adventures: Rocket Says Look Up! x DIY Telescopes

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Bilingual Storytime in English and Tibetan

Sat, Aug 8   11:00 am to 11:30 am   Virtual

Kids saturday storytime storytime 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...

Bilingual Storytime in English and Tibetan

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BCAP at Home with Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Bees!

Mon, Aug 10   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Kids BCAP at Home Virtual Programming

Learn about Bees in the Discovery Garden with Meera Jagroo at BBG.

In a place where so many people come from many different places, plants can show us how diverse Brooklyn really is. Join the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to...

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BCAP at Home with Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Bees!

Storytime from the Edible Academy with New York Botanical Gardens

Mon, Aug 10   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass Virtual Programming

A world of food adventure awaits the whole family with selected readings from the children’s book Kalamata’s Kitchen and cooking demonstrations, filmed at NYBG’s Edible Academy!

This program is intended for children and families.

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Storytime from the Edible Academy with New York Botanical Gardens

Virtual Movement Challenge

Mon, Aug 10   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults creative aging Virtual Programming

Seraphina is thrilled for the opportunity to join together and grow as a community of movers and body enthusiasts! Our sessions together will act as a space to hold each other accountable to be consistent and to play. While this world turns...

Virtual Movement Challenge

Summer Reading: Calpulli Youth Dance

Mon, Aug 10   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company’s mission is to celebrate the rich diversity of Mexican and Mexican-American cultural heritage through dance-based programming. Join us for a festive celebration of Mexican dance and music!

The program will...

Summer Reading: Calpulli Youth Dance

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BCAP at Home with Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Bows and Arrows

Tue, Aug 11   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Kids BCAP at Home Virtual Programming

Greta Pemberton demonstrates how to create your own bow and arrow set.

In a place where so many people come from many different places, plants can show us how diverse Brooklyn really is. Join the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to explore...

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BCAP at Home with Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Bows and Arrows

Summer Reading: Conroy Warren

Tue, Aug 11   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Feeling the beat! Enjoy the power and pleasure of Jazz, Calypso and Reggae through singing and dancing in this interactive performance with versatile entertainer Conroy Warren. It’s fun! It’s exciting!

View the broadcast on Facebook Live...

Summer Reading: Conroy Warren

Journey to the Himalayas! with Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Tue, Aug 11   11:00 am to 11:45 am   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass Virtual Programming

Join us for an introduction to the people of Tibet & the Himalayan region, learn about their culture and their way of life!

This program is intended for children aged 8-12.

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Journey to the Himalayas! with Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Book Adventures: Summer Reading Edition

Tue, Aug 11   2:00 pm to 2:45 pm   Virtual

Kids book discussion kids create summer reading

Book Adventures: Summer Reading Edition!

Calling kids ages 5-12! Have you signed up for Summer Reading on Beanstack? Would you like to see how other kids are rising to the weekly challenges? Are you excited to share what you've been...

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Book Adventures: Summer Reading Edition

Kids Create: Friendship Bracelets

Tue, Aug 11   4:00 pm to 4:45 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts kids create summer reading

Learn the basic knot used for making friendship braclets with the "diagonal candy stripe" pattern.  Materials needed:  embroidery thread, plastic lacing cord, heavy-weight yarn or similar material.

Be sure to register for a link...

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Kids Create: Friendship Bracelets

Coffee and Conversation - Zoom Chat

Tue, Aug 11   4:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Virtual

Older Adults conversations

New Utrecht patrons meet for an informal virtual get-together over coffee or your favorite beverage.  

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Coffee and Conversation - Zoom Chat

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BCAP at Home with Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Flower Crowns

Wed, Aug 12   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Kids BCAP at Home Virtual Programming

Greta Pemberton and her son, Mac, demonstrate how to create your own flower crowns.

In a place where so many people come from many different places, plants can show us how diverse Brooklyn really is. Join the Brooklyn Botanic Garden...

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BCAP at Home with Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Flower Crowns

"Virtual Family Tour" with Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Wed, Aug 12   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass Virtual Programming

Explore the museum from home with an interactive, family-friendly tour that includes creative, hands-on activities. Each tour is organized around a single theme and highlights artworks from the Guggenheim's collection and special exhibitions....

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"Virtual Family Tour" with Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Summer Reading: The Jolly Lollies

Wed, Aug 12   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Liz Corwin and Holly Johnson are both singer-songwriters who teamed up to create Liz, Holly, & The Jolly Lollies. Based in Charlotte, NC they are known around the Queen City for teaching early childhood music in preschools and for leading...

Summer Reading: The Jolly Lollies

Virtual Storytime with Ms. Elizabeth

Wed, Aug 12   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Virtual

Kids first five years storytime Virtual Programming

Please visit our branch's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/StoneAvenueLibrary/) for storytime with Ms. Elizabeth!

Virtual Storytime with Ms. Elizabeth

Create a Memory Book with Photos and Life Stories

Wed, Aug 12   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults creative aging Virtual Programming

Make a beautiful collection of your life stories and family photos with Vita Story Club. Every week, we'll gather as a group on Zoom to share our photos and the stories behind them. We'll help you preserve them in a personal memory book to make a...

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Create a Memory Book with Photos and Life Stories

Virtual Kids Create

Wed, Aug 12   1:00 pm to 1:15 pm   Virtual

Kids kids create summer reading Virtual Programming

Spend a quick and crafty 30 minutes with the Saratoga's children's librarians drawing, coloring, cutting,  or some combination of those.

This will be broadcast from the Saratoga Facebook page

Virtual Kids Create

Reflect & Restore through Writing

Wed, Aug 12   2:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults creative aging Virtual Programming

Sometimes it's hard to find the right words to tell the story we want to tell. Your experiences, your feelings, your thoughts, your struggles - it's all part of your story. Your story is unique to you, and writing it down can be a release, or...

Reflect & Restore through Writing

The Known World: Mapping and Writing Intimate Geographies

Wed, Aug 12   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids community partner creative writing kids create kids explore

Please join the Cypress Hills Library and our partners at Community Word Project for an interactive writing workshop for kids ages 6-12. Teaching artist Felipe Galindo will teach this writing workshop in both English and Spanish.

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The Known World: Mapping and Writing Intimate Geographies

Community-Word Project: Giu-Fa Gets Lost

Wed, Aug 12   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

In this Sicilian/Middle Eastern folktale about prejudice, a character is harshly judged by his appearance. How does his mother solve that problem? How can the landscape of story involve us?

This event will be held on Zoom. Registration is...

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Community-Word Project: Giu-Fa Gets Lost

Virtual Kids Create

Wed, Aug 12   3:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts kids create summer reading

Spend a quick and crafty half hour with the Macon children's librarians drawing, coloring, cutting, tying, or some combination of those.

This will be broadcast from the Macon Library Facebook Page.

 

Virtual Kids Create

"Who We Are: The Census and Identity in New York City" with Museum of the City of New York

Wed, Aug 12   3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass Virtual Programming

Join educators from the Museum of the City of New York for an exploration of the census in New York City and why this count is so important to the future of our city. During the session, we will also examine artworks that use data from the Census...

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"Who We Are: The Census and Identity in New York City" with Museum of the City of New York

Overground Railroad

Wed, Aug 12   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids author talks Events for Youth and Family Virtual Programming

This husband and wife team, author Lesa Cline-Ransome and artist James Ransome continue to create books for young readers that intrigue as well as inspire. Lesa will read one of their newest titles, Overground Railroad and will discuss the...

Overground Railroad

Summer Chess Tournament Series

Wed, Aug 12   5:30 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Kids Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Join us for our weekly chess tournament on lichess.org! Open to children and teens of all skill levels. Remember to be nice in the chat! Link below:

Week 7: https://lichess.org/tournament/PAdiPugj

Please email [email protected]

Summer Chess Tournament Series

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BCAP at Home with Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Japanese Garden Scavenger Hunt

Thu, Aug 13   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Kids BCAP at Home Virtual Programming

In a place where so many people come from many different places, plants can show us how diverse Brooklyn really is. Join the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to explore what’s in bloom in your neighborhood, how to identify some of the plants growing...

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BCAP at Home with Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Japanese Garden Scavenger Hunt

"MAD Reads" with the Museum of Arts and Design

Thu, Aug 13   10:30 am to 11:15 am   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass spanish Virtual Programming

MAD Reads, derivado de en un programa popular en MAD, es un taller en línea que será facilitado por un educador del museo para dar vida a un libro ilustrado a través de cuentos interactivos, exploración visual y creación artística. Los...

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"MAD Reads" with the Museum of Arts and Design

Summer Reading: Gary the Great

Thu, Aug 13   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Magician Gary the Great presents his high-energy blast of magic, comedy, and juggling.

This hilarious tour through the world of magic gets everyone involved!

Register for the Zoom broadcast via the RSVP button.

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Summer Reading: Gary the Great

Book Adventures: Teaser Chapter

Thu, Aug 13   4:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids book discussion kids explore summer reading

Tune in for a favorite chapter (not necessarily the first) out of a book you might like, and please let us know in comments whether you'll be reading more :)

This will be broadcast from the Macon Library Facebook Page.

Book Adventures: Teaser Chapter

"MOCACreate @Home: Woven Together" with Museum of Chinese in America

Thu, Aug 13   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass Virtual Programming

Garment workers have always been a large part of Chinatown's identity and community. Learn about their experiences as you create an individual paper weaving that reflects on your contributions to the rich fabric of MOCA and the Chinatown...

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"MOCACreate @Home: Woven Together" with Museum of Chinese in America

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BCAP at Home with Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Discovery Garden with GAP!

Fri, Aug 14   10:00 am to 10:30 am   Virtual

Kids BCAP at Home Virtual Programming

This do-at-your-own-pace program will appear on the BCAP at Home page at 10am. 

In a place where so many people come from many different places, plants can show us how diverse Brooklyn really is. Join the Brooklyn...

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BCAP at Home with Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Discovery Garden with GAP!

Summer Reading: Shine and the Moonbeams

Fri, Aug 14   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Shine and the Moonbeams - create a soulful musical extravaganza that captures the sweetness, uncertainty and simplicity of youth. Guitarist John Heagle currently plays with the faux French garage-rockers Les Sans Culottes. Singer songwriter...

Summer Reading: Shine and the Moonbeams

Chair Yoga for Everyone

Fri, Aug 14   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Older Adults creative aging Virtual Programming yoga and meditation

There are many benefits of yoga: improved strength, flexibility and mental clarity, as well as improved posture and reduced stress. Chair Yoga is a non-intimidating way to start practicing yoga…and you don’t have to worry about getting up and...

Chair Yoga for Everyone

Discover the Dollhouse at Van Cortlandt House Museum

Fri, Aug 14   1:00 pm to 1:45 pm   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass Virtual Programming

In the Summer of 2019, Van Cortlandt House Museum embarked on a project to furnish the c. 1774 Homans Family Dollhouse.  The dollhouse has been furnished in keeping with the time period with furnishings inspired by the collections in Van...

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Discover the Dollhouse at Van Cortlandt House Museum

"Dolls Collection" with Historic Richmond Town

Fri, Aug 14   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass Virtual Programming

Dolls can evoke fond memories of our own childhood. The dolls in the collection of the Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town can also tell us about how childhood was lived and understood in the past. In this program, we’ll...

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"Dolls Collection" with Historic Richmond Town

Kids Create: Coded Bracelets

Fri, Aug 14   4:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids kids create summer reading Virtual Programming

Come an learn a little bit about how binary code works and create your own "coded" bracelet using pony beads. The program will be pre-recorded and you can view the video on the Mill Basin Library Facebook page at 4 pm.  Clicking on the...

Kids Create: Coded Bracelets

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Read With A Therapy Dog

Sat, Aug 15   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading therapy dogs Virtual Programming

Sign up for a virtual slot to read with Angel the therapy dog. Registration is required for a slot. Participants will be emailed the day of the program with the Zoom meeting information. Each child will have ten minutes to read with the dog...

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Read With A Therapy Dog

Summer Reading: Dance Advance: Educational Dance Party

Sat, Aug 15   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

UPDATE:  The new date/time for the Dance Advance program is Saturday, August 15, 2PM.

Last summer, Marc Herstein aka Mr. Marc brought his Dance Advance: Educational Dance Party program to 12 BPL branches and had everyone moving their...

Summer Reading: Dance Advance: Educational Dance Party

Drag Queen Story Hour

Sat, Aug 15   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids drag queen story hour LGBTQ saturday storytime

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

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and...

Drag Queen Story Hour

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Summer Concert with LA Blacksmith

Sun, Aug 16   12:30 pm to 1:30 pm   Virtual

Older Adults creative aging Virtual Programming

Join Services for Older Adults in partnership with Fountain House (fountainhouse.org) for a free summer concert featuring LA Blacksmith.  

LA Blacksmith is a dynamic and charismatic performer who has brought his special...

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Summer Concert with LA Blacksmith

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