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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

January 1

New Year’s Day Hike (Light)

New Year’s Day Hike (Light)

January 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

If your New Year’s resolution is to get healthy, why not start outdoors? Dress warmly, put on your hiking shoes, and head to a park.

First Day Hike

First Day Hike

January 1 @ 1:00 pm

We will be hiking the Ellis Swamp and Clay Pit Pond Trails in a 2.5 mile loop. Event is weather permitting–we will hike in a light snow but in the event of blizzard, rain, or extreme cold we will cancel.

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Toddler Storytime: Toddler Hour

Toddler Storytime: Toddler Hour

January 2 @ 10:30 am

Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. First come, first served basis.

Tuesday Storytime

Tuesday Storytime

January 2 @ 11:00 am

Come on up to the Kids’ Department on the second floor and join us for a fun-filled Storytime!

Tot’s Time Plus

Tot’s Time Plus

January 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
tots_time

Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories.

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Clay Day

Clay Day

January 3 @ 1:30 pm

Satisfy a “knead” by working with some air-dry clay and create a tactile piece.

STEM Wednesdays

STEM Wednesdays

January 3 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn basic STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) concepts.  This fun learning experience begins with a short read aloud followed by hands-on science experiments, engineering challenges, or technology tinkering.  January’s schedule is as follows: January 3 – Science: Celebrating NYPL’s

Picture Book Time

Picture Book Time

January 3 @ 4:00 pm

Enjoy hearing books read aloud, finger plays, action rhymes, and coloring.

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Tot’s Time Plus

Tot’s Time Plus

January 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
tots_time

Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories.

Baby Storytime: Baby & Me

Baby Storytime: Baby & Me

January 4 @ 11:00 am

Songs, rhymes, stories and playtime for infants ages 0-18 months along with a parent or caregiver. Meet other babies in the neighborhood!

Bouncing Babies

Bouncing Babies

January 4 @ 11:15 am

Come for playtime, stories and songs for babies and their caregivers.

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Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

January 5 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children along with a parent or caregiver. Meet other toddlers in the neighborhood! @ 10:15 & 11:15 a.m.

Playtime!

Playtime!

January 5 @ 10:30 am

Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

January 5 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

Bring your baby to an interactive program with simple books, gentle movement and songs. Meet other babies & caregivers in the community.

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Homework Help

Homework Help

January 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

High School volunteers are offering their services to help with reading and math! Reading: PreK -3rd grade, Math: PreK to 8th grade. First come first served. Sign up lists will start the day of each session when library first opens.

What Do You Do With a Chance? Storytime

What Do You Do With a Chance? Storytime

January 6 @ 11:00 am

The final book in the award-winning What Do You Do With …? picture book series by bestselling author Kobi Yamada and illustrator Mae Besom, What Do You Do With a Chance? inspires kids of all ages to find the courage

Art Studio

Art Studio

January 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Make a painting using ice! See beauty in one of nature’s finest forms.

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NYRR Open Run

NYRR Open Run

January 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all

Art Studio

Art Studio

January 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

La Befana Party

La Befana Party

January 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In Italian folklore, Befana was an old woman who would deliver gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve in a similar way to St. Nicholas or Santa Claus. Storytelling, games and more. Free event for children under ten years

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Playtime!

Playtime!

January 8 @ 10:30 am

Sensory Storytime

Sensory Storytime

January 8 @ 10:30 am

An inclusive, 4-session program that combines the best practices from special education and traditional storytime to create an interactive, engaging program for children of all abilities.

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime

January 8 @ 11:00 am

Join us for stories, songs, and fun at our Toddler Story time program.

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Toddler Storytime: Toddler Hour

Toddler Storytime: Toddler Hour

January 9 @ 10:30 am

Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. First come, first served basis.

Baby Space!

Baby Space!

January 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Songs, rhymes, movements, and stories for babies! This program is geared toward confident walkers up to age 23 months. Please register for the first class you will attend.

Tuesday Storytime

Tuesday Storytime

January 9 @ 11:00 am

Come on up to the Kids’ Department on the second floor and join us for a fun-filled Storytime!

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Clay Day

Clay Day

January 10 @ 1:30 pm

Satisfy a “knead” by working with some air-dry clay and create a tactile piece.

STEM Wednesdays

STEM Wednesdays

January 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn basic STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) concepts.  This fun learning experience begins with a short read aloud followed by hands-on science experiments, engineering challenges, or technology tinkering.  January’s schedule is as follows: January 3 – Science: Celebrating NYPL’s

Picture Book Time

Picture Book Time

January 10 @ 4:00 pm

Enjoy hearing books read aloud, finger plays, action rhymes, and coloring.

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Toddler/Preschool Story Time

Toddler/Preschool Story Time

January 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Songs, rhymes, picture book stories, & a craft activity are all part of this story time.

Tot’s Time Plus

Tot’s Time Plus

January 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
tots_time

Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories.

Baby Storytime: Baby & Me

Baby Storytime: Baby & Me

January 11 @ 11:00 am

Songs, rhymes, stories and playtime for infants ages 0-18 months along with a parent or caregiver. Meet other babies in the neighborhood!

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Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

January 12 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children along with a parent or caregiver. Meet other toddlers in the neighborhood! @ 10:15 & 11:15 a.m.

Preschool Play

Preschool Play

January 12 @ 10:30 am

Join us for some Preschool Play fun! There will be story time, crafts and unstructured playtime. *​Pre-registration ​is ​required

Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

January 12 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

Bring your baby to an interactive program with simple books, gentle movement and songs. Meet other babies & caregivers in the community.

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Homework Help

Homework Help

January 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

High School volunteers are offering their services to help with reading and math! Reading: PreK -3rd grade, Math: PreK to 8th grade. First come first served. Sign up lists will start the day of each session when library first opens.

Sensory Story Time

Sensory Story Time

January 13 @ 11:00 am

Sensory Storytime is a fun, new, and interactive library literacy program designed to engage kids through movement, music, stories, and sensory activity play. This program is open to all and is ideal for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration

Paddington Storytime

Paddington Storytime

January 13 @ 11:00 am

Over 50 years ago, a small bear set out on the adventure of a lifetime. Since then, Paddington has charmed readers around the world with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. Join us for Storytime featuring this beloved classic,

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NYRR Open Run

NYRR Open Run

January 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all

Animal of the Month Club: Aquatic Rodents

Animal of the Month Club: Aquatic Rodents

January 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Join the Urban Park Rangers as we view beavers and muskrats in their natural

Art Studio

Art Studio

January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 15

Cool School Holiday!

Cool School Holiday!

January 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sponsored by the Lois and Richard Nicotra Foundation. Free admission all day.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. by adding to our cloud wall of dreams. Pick up a timed ticket at the front desk; limited to 25 people per session.

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Toddler Storytime: Toddler Hour

Toddler Storytime: Toddler Hour

January 16 @ 10:30 am

Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. First come, first served basis.

Baby Space!

Baby Space!

January 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Songs, rhymes, movements, and stories for babies! This program is geared toward confident walkers up to age 23 months. Please register for the first class you will attend.

Tuesday Storytime

Tuesday Storytime

January 16 @ 11:00 am

Come on up to the Kids’ Department on the second floor and join us for a fun-filled Storytime!

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Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

January 17 @ 11:00 am

Preschoolers and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, songs, and fingerplays and spend time with other preschoolers in the neighborhood.

Open Play

Open Play

January 17 @ 11:30 am

Enjoy a warm and inviting space where parents/caregivers can play with their child and socialize with others in the community.

Clay Day

Clay Day

January 17 @ 1:30 pm

Satisfy a “knead” by working with some air-dry clay and create a tactile piece.

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Toddler/Preschool Story Time

Toddler/Preschool Story Time

January 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Songs, rhymes, picture book stories, & a craft activity are all part of this story time.

Tot’s Time Plus

Tot’s Time Plus

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
tots_time

Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories.

Baby Storytime: Baby & Me

Baby Storytime: Baby & Me

January 18 @ 11:00 am

Songs, rhymes, stories and playtime for infants ages 0-18 months along with a parent or caregiver. Meet other babies in the neighborhood!

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Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

January 19 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children along with a parent or caregiver. Meet other toddlers in the neighborhood! @ 10:15 & 11:15 a.m.

Playtime!

Playtime!

January 19 @ 10:30 am

Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

January 19 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

Bring your baby to an interactive program with simple books, gentle movement and songs. Meet other babies & caregivers in the community.

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Winter Youth Conservation Program – Registration/Orientation Pancake Breakfast

Winter Youth Conservation Program – Registration/Orientation Pancake Breakfast

January 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Survival Skills 1  at 11am and NYPD Home Safety fire prevention. Please join us on Saturdays from January 20th to April 21st (except March 31st) at 9:00AM for the 2018 Zimmer Youth Conservation Classes. The classes are from 9AM –

Homework Help

Homework Help

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

High School volunteers are offering their services to help with reading and math! Reading: PreK -3rd grade, Math: PreK to 8th grade. First come first served. Sign up lists will start the day of each session when library first opens.

You! Storytime

You! Storytime

January 20 @ 11:00 am

A life full of adventure first requires big dreams, and big dreams need big encouragement. From world-renowned author and artist Sandra Magsamen comes the new book You!, offering inspiration and hope to readers of all ages. Activities to follow.

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NYRR Open Run

NYRR Open Run

January 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year focusing on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during

Art Studio

Art Studio

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Playtime!

Playtime!

January 22 @ 10:30 am

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime

January 22 @ 11:00 am

Join us for stories, songs, and fun at our Toddler Story time program.

All Join In!

All Join In!

January 22 @ 11:00 am

Come for stories, songs, action rhymes and coloring!  Have fun meeting other little ones in the neighborhood and their caregivers.

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Toddler Storytime: Toddler Hour

Toddler Storytime: Toddler Hour

January 23 @ 10:30 am

Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. First come, first served basis.

Baby Space!

Baby Space!

January 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Songs, rhymes, movements, and stories for babies! This program is geared toward confident walkers up to age 23 months. Please register for the first class you will attend.

Tuesday Storytime

Tuesday Storytime

January 23 @ 11:00 am

Come on up to the Kids’ Department on the second floor and join us for a fun-filled Storytime!

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Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime

January 24 @ 11:00 am

Join us for interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and coloring to help build the foundation for a lifelong love of reading and learning!

Open Play

Open Play

January 24 @ 11:30 am

Enjoy a warm and inviting space where parents/caregivers can play with their child and socialize with others in the community.

Clay Day

Clay Day

January 24 @ 1:30 pm

Satisfy a “knead” by working with some air-dry clay and create a tactile piece.

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Toddler/Preschool Story Time

Toddler/Preschool Story Time

January 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Songs, rhymes, picture book stories, & a craft activity are all part of this story time.

Tot’s Time Plus

Tot’s Time Plus

January 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
tots_time

Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories.

Baby Storytime: Baby & Me

Baby Storytime: Baby & Me

January 25 @ 11:00 am

Songs, rhymes, stories and playtime for infants ages 0-18 months along with a parent or caregiver. Meet other babies in the neighborhood!

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Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

January 26 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children along with a parent or caregiver. Meet other toddlers in the neighborhood! @ 10:15 & 11:15 a.m.

Preschool Play

Preschool Play

January 26 @ 10:30 am

Join us for some Preschool Play fun! There will be story time, crafts and unstructured playtime. *​Pre-registration ​is ​required

Sensory Storytime

Sensory Storytime

January 26 @ 10:30 am

An inclusive, 4-session program that combines the best practices from special education and traditional storytime to create an interactive, engaging program for children of all abilities.

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Saturday Playgroup

Saturday Playgroup

January 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for our informal playgroup for young children conveniently held on Saturdays. Starting in 2018!  Parents and caregivers have a chance meet other families and encourage children to develop together through play.  The last 10 minutes of the program

Survival Skills 2 – Compass & Map Reading

Survival Skills 2 – Compass & Map Reading

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Basic survival technique in the outdoors. Please join us on Saturdays from January 20th to April 21st (except March 31st) at 9:00AM for the 2018 Zimmer Youth Conservation Classes. The classes are from 9AM – 12 Noon for approximately 13

Homework Help

Homework Help

January 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

High School volunteers are offering their services to help with reading and math! Reading: PreK -3rd grade, Math: PreK to 8th grade. First come first served. Sign up lists will start the day of each session when library first opens.

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Direct Connect Sunday

Direct Connect Sunday

January 28

Save the date for the annual Direct Connect Sunday, which will take place on Sunday, January 28th at the Petrides School (Building C). Borough President’s staff, along with city agencies and local groups, will be on hand to discuss the

NYRR Open Run

NYRR Open Run

January 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all

Intense Imaginations: Jackson Pollock

Intense Imaginations: Jackson Pollock

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Create an abstract expressionist painting inspired by the iconic 20th century American painter Jackson Pollock using his wellknown “splatter” technique.

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Toddler Time

Toddler Time

January 29 @ 10:30 am

Join us for some Toddler Time fun! This is an interactive program featuring songs, story time, crafts and unstructured playtime. *​Pre-registration ​is ​required

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime

January 29 @ 11:00 am

Join us for stories, songs, and fun at our Toddler Story time program.

All Join In!

All Join In!

January 29 @ 11:00 am

Come for stories, songs, action rhymes and coloring!  Have fun meeting other little ones in the neighborhood and their caregivers.

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Baby Space!

Baby Space!

January 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Songs, rhymes, movements, and stories for babies! This program is geared toward confident walkers up to age 23 months. Please register for the first class you will attend.

Tot’s Time Plus

Tot’s Time Plus

January 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
tots_time

Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories.

Tuesday Storytime

Tuesday Storytime

January 30 @ 11:00 am

Come on up to the Kids’ Department on the second floor and join us for a fun-filled Storytime!

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Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

January 31 @ 11:00 am

Preschoolers and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, songs, and fingerplays and spend time with other preschoolers in the neighborhood.

Open Play

Open Play

January 31 @ 11:30 am

Enjoy a warm and inviting space where parents/caregivers can play with their child and socialize with others in the community.

Clay Day

Clay Day

January 31 @ 1:30 pm

Satisfy a “knead” by working with some air-dry clay and create a tactile piece.

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