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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

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

Kids Create: Fortune-Tellers & Log Cabins

Fri, Aug 14   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts kids create summer reading

Come have some fun with arts and crafts! We're making fortune-tellers and log cabins! View the broadcast premiere on the Brooklyn Public Library Family Facebook Page anytime after Friday, August 14 at 3:30 PM. 

 

Kids Create: Fortune-Tellers & Log Cabins

Book Adventures: Little Cloud by Eric Carle X Cloud Paint

Fri, Aug 14   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 “Little Cloud” by Eric Carle! After reading, children will explore clouds, rain and painting! 

The Event will take place on the Carroll Gardens Library Facebook Page !

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Book Adventures: Little Cloud by Eric Carle X Cloud Paint

"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 | FAMAJAM: Virtual Family Dance Party

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

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

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

This summer Mr. Marc is bringing his dance party program to...

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Summer Reading | FAMAJAM: Virtual Family Dance Party

Kids Create with Miss Melisa

Sat, Aug 15   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Come join Miss Melisa for some crafting fun on our Gerritsen Beach Facebook page here.

Kids Create with Miss Melisa

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 Reading: Folktales from Around the World

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

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

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!

View the broadcast on Zoom at 2 PM.

Participants must register in advance...

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Summer Reading: Folktales from Around the World

Kids Explore : Scratch Part 2

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

Kids kids explore techknowledge Virtual Programming

 

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Target audience – school-aged

 Part 2 of  Kids Explore : Scratch Part 2

 Live zoom session Goal - Create an interactive map that a character can...

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Kids Explore : Scratch Part 2

Alphonse Mucha: Online Talk with Poster House

Mon, Aug 17   4:30 pm to 6:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass Virtual Programming

Embark on a virtual journey through the Paris portion of Alphonse Mucha’s career and the exhibition Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau / Nouvelle Femme recently debuted at Poster House — through exhibitions, events, and publications, this museum...

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Alphonse Mucha: Online Talk with Poster House

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Summer Reading: Become a Mermaid, Neptune, or Pirate

Tue, Aug 18   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Join Author/Illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg and become a mermaid or any sea creature you can imagine. Create your own Mermaid or Neptune Crown. Based on her book Mermaids on Parade.

The video will premier on the BPL...

Summer Reading: Become a Mermaid, Neptune, or Pirate

Book Adventures: Summer Reading Edition

Tue, Aug 18   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 18   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 "chevron" pattern.  Materials needed:  embroidery thread, plastic lacing cord, heavy-weight yarn or similar material.

Be sure to register for a link to our Zoom...

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Kids Create: Friendship Bracelets

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Virtual Kids Create

Wed, Aug 19   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

Summer Reading: Jewelry Making

Wed, Aug 19   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Learn to make the kind of jewelry worn by celebrities!

View the broadcast on Instagram Live at 2 PM.

Summer Reading: Jewelry Making

Children's Writing Workshop: Creation Myths

Wed, Aug 19   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Students will explore creation myths from various cultures (including Greek, Norse, Navaho, Sicilian, Middle Eastern, and American Folk Mythology to name a few) and then write or draw their own. Make sure to have writing and drawing...

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Children's Writing Workshop: Creation Myths

Animals of the Himalayas! with Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Wed, Aug 19   2:00 pm to 2:45 pm   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass Virtual Programming

Join us to learn about the animals of the Himalayas! We'll introduce you to two important animals: the snow leopard, and the yak! Learn about the importance of the yak to the people of the Himalayas!

This program is intended for children...

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Animals of the Himalayas! with Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Virtual Kids Create

Wed, Aug 19   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

Virtual Kids Create

Wed, Aug 19   3:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts kids create summer reading

Join a staff member to create art! This will be broadcast from the East Flatbush Library Facebook Page !

 

Virtual Kids Create

Lions and Tigers and Bees, Oh My!

Wed, Aug 19   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids author talks Events for Youth and Family Virtual Programming

Join author Candace Fleming as she shares the secrets behind her new books, Honeybee and Cubs in the Tub, then create your own true stories...with a little help from the author.

View the broadcast on Candace Fleming's Facebook...

Lions and Tigers and Bees, Oh My!

"A Virtual Field Trip to The Jim Henson Exhibition" with the Museum of the Moving Image

Wed, Aug 19   4:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass Virtual Programming

Director of Curatorial Affairs Barbara Miller will lead an online audience (watching from home) on a live virtual tour, making stops at several sections pertaining to different phases of Jim Henson’s career. These sections include an introduction...

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"A Virtual Field Trip to The Jim Henson Exhibition" with the Museum of the Moving Image

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Summer Reading: Big Jeff

Thu, Aug 20   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Big Jeff is an award winning children’s singer/ songwriter. Show includes movement, children’s songs, interactive fun, musical story time, and learning through music.

View the broadcast on Facebook Live at 11 AM.

Summer Reading: Big Jeff

Book Discussion: The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon

Thu, Aug 20   2:00 pm to 2:45 pm   Virtual

Kids book discussion summer reading Virtual Programming

You thought your lockdown was difficult!  Try being locked down to your small town in Indiana by your father your entire life!  That's how Caleb Franklin felt until the summer he met Styx Malone whose extraordinary escalator...

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Book Discussion: The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon

Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

Thu, Aug 20   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids ezra jack keats storytime

Through the Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft program, librarians read aloud to children and lead a craft activity related to the themes and images of the book. 
This will be broadcasted live at 3:30 from Brooklyn Public Library Facebook...

Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

Book Adventures: Teaser Chapter

Thu, Aug 20   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: Neighborhood Sounds" with the Museum of Chinese in America

Thu, Aug 20   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass Virtual Programming

Did you hear that? That’s the sound of a broom sweeping, a dog barking, and a basketball bouncing, all mixed together. What are the sounds of your neighborhood? Join us for art making inspired by the soundscapes of our streets and homes.

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"MOCACreate @Home: Neighborhood Sounds" with the Museum of Chinese in America

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Summer Reading: The Lion and the Mouse

Fri, Aug 21   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Can a Mouse save a Lion?

He can…as you will find out from this classic folktale told with a giant pop-up book. No one can be so small as to be ignored.

The link to the program will be provided on this webpage at 2PM on August...

Summer Reading: The Lion and the Mouse

Book Adventures: Adelita by Tomie DePaola

Fri, Aug 21   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts storytime Virtual Programming

Come and join us this after for another wonderful book adventure. We will be reading Adelita by Tomie Depaola. It's wonderful retelling of the tale of Cinderella. Afterwards, children can  learn how to create their own amazing pieces of...

Book Adventures: Adelita by Tomie DePaola

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Kids Create with Miss Melisa

Sat, Aug 22   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids arts and crafts kids create

Come join Miss Melisa for some crafting fun on our Gerritsen Beach Facebook page here.

Kids Create with Miss Melisa

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Summer Reading: Lunar Landers

Mon, Aug 24   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

What might be difficult about landing on the moon? Explore Intrepid's connection to the Space Race and analyze the result of the engineering design process that made landing on the moon possible.

Activity Materials: Disposable cup,...

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Summer Reading: Lunar Landers

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Summer Reading: Children's Zumba Class

Tue, Aug 25   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Join a rockin', high-energy dance party packed with kid-friendly routines. Elaine breaks down steps, adds games and activities with an emphasis on feeling fearless on the dance floor.

View the broadcast on Zoom at 2 PM.

Online...

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Summer Reading: Children's Zumba Class

Book Adventures: Summer Reading Edition

Tue, Aug 25   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

MAD Drop-In Studio with the Museum of Arts and Design

Tue, Aug 25   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass spanish Virtual Programming

El MAD Drop-In Studio exhibirá a la artista colombiana-estadounidense Natalia Arbelaez, quien se inspira en los procesos de cerámica e iconografía estadounidense y amerindia para considerar las formas en que las influencias históricas y...

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MAD Drop-In Studio with the Museum of Arts and Design

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Greet the Green Goats at Van Cortlandt House Museum

Wed, Aug 26   1:00 pm to 1:45 pm   Virtual

Kids Culture Pass Virtual Programming

Van Cortlandt House Museum in conjunction with the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance has welcomed landscaping goats to eat invasive weeds on the lawn of Van Cortlandt House for the next two summers. Van Cortlandt House Museum Director, Laura Carpenter...

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Greet the Green Goats at Van Cortlandt House Museum

Summer Reading: Meet the Author/Illustrator: Gabriel Gale

Wed, Aug 26   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Lions, tigers, and bears?... not quite. Fairies, dragons, and underground rock kings?... that’s more like it! Gabriel Gale, the creator and writer of Ages of Oz, will tell you about his new magical world of Oz comprised of enchanted continents...

Summer Reading: Meet the Author/Illustrator: Gabriel Gale

Virtual Kids Create

Wed, Aug 26   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

Summer Chess Tournament Series

Wed, Aug 26   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 for each tournament for the remainder of the summer can be found below:

Week 8: ...

Summer Chess Tournament Series

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Summer Reading: African Jewelry Making

Thu, Aug 27   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Participants will design and create African jewelry while listening to some ethnic beats for inspiration.

View the broadcast at 2 PM.

Summer Reading: African Jewelry Making

Book Adventures: Teaser Chapter

Thu, Aug 27   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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Summer Reading: Misterios de la máscara: Lucha Libre Mask Making

Fri, Aug 28   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

Kids summer reading Virtual Programming

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a luchador? Join us for a brand new maskmaking workshop where we jump into the world of Lucha Libre. Come learn about the history of Mexican wrestling through storytelling while creating our own...

Summer Reading: Misterios de la máscara: Lucha Libre Mask Making

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Summer Reading Closing Celebration: 123 Andrés

Mon, Aug 31   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Virtual

Kids Events for Youth and Family summer reading closing celebration Virtual Programming

Andrés Salguero, better known as 123 Andrés, is one of the most exciting new voices on the family music scene in the US and Latin America, “A rockstar for little language learners” according to Billboard Magazine. A native of Bogotá,...

Summer Reading Closing Celebration: 123 Andrés

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Summer Chess Tournament Series

Wed, Sep 2   5:30 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

Kids Chess Workshop Virtual Programming

Join us for the final installment of our weekly chess tournament on lichess.org! Open to children and teens of all skill levels. Remember to be nice in the chat! Links for each tournament for the remainder of the summer can be found below:...

Summer Chess Tournament Series

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Beanstalk Storytime

Wed, Sep 9   3:00 pm to 3:30 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

What this Story Needs is a Pig in a Wig

Wed, Sep 9   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids author talks Events for Youth and Family Virtual Programming

Children's book author and illustrator Emma Virján will read WHAT THIS STORY NEEDS IS A PIG IN A WIG, followed by an art workshop and discussion about her process of making illustrations.

View the broadcast on Emma Virján's Instagram page...

What this Story Needs is a Pig in a Wig

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Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship

Wed, Sep 16   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Virtual

Kids author talks Events for Youth and Family Virtual Programming

Author and Illustrator Salina Yoon will read KIKI & JAX: THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF FRIENDSHIP and do a clothes folding demonstration (how to fold the Kon Mari way). Then talk about fun ways (and techniques) on how to sort and tidy....

Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship

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Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

Thu, Sep 17   3:30 pm to 4:00 pm   Virtual

Kids ezra jack keats storytime

Through the Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft program, librarians read aloud to children and lead a craft activity related to the themes and images of the book. 
This will be broadcasted live at 3:30 from Brooklyn Public Library Facebook...

Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

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Drag Queen Story Hour

Sat, Sep 19   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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