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Brooklyn Public Library — Borough Park Library

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

1265 43rd St. at 13th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11219
In this special six session series, families enjoy stories & activities designed to encourage the development of early learning practices. Exploring literacy, science, & math through music, stories, art, & play will help you & your child get ready for school! Families will receive free materials to continue the learning and fun at home. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.
18
2019
Aug

2:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Queens Library — Corona

Summer Reading: Mother Goose Baby Storytime

38-23 104 Street, Corona, NY 11368
Reading time is cuddle time! Enjoy songs, knee-bouncers, and simple books with your baby. This program is recommended for ages 0-24 months.
19
2019
Aug

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Queens Library — Richmond Hill

Summer Reading: Galactic Movie Matinee

118-14 Hillside Avenue, Richmond Hill, NY 11418
Come watch space-themed kids movies with us! For kids of all ages and their caregivers. Schedule: 7/1: "Lego Movie 2" (PG) 2019 7/8: "Home" (PG) 2015 7/15: "Lilo & Stitch" (G) 2003 7/22: "Space Jam" (PG) 1996 7/29: "Mars Needs Moms" (PG) 2011 8/5: "Planet 51" (PG) 2009 8/12: "Treasure Planet" (PG) 2002 8/19: "Monsters Vs Aliens" (NR) 2009
19
2019
Aug

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Queens Library — Bayside

Summer Reading: Chess Club

214-20 Northern Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11361
Players age 8 and up learn chess and compete against each other. All experience levels are welcome.
19
2019
Aug

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Queens Library — Glen Oaks

Summer Reading: Chess Club for Children

256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, NY 11004
Come to our children's chess club and learn the game of chess! Have fun while learning a game that opens your mind to deep thought, analysis, imagination, and enjoyment. An experienced chess player will be present to provide assistance. This program is for children ages 6 to 12.
19
2019
Aug

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Queens Library — Long Island City

Summer Reading

37-44 21 Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Join us every weekday after lunch for a different space themed activity including crafts, experiments and more.
19
2019
Aug

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Queens Library — Glen Oaks

Summer Reading: Music and Movement for Infants and Toddlers

256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, NY 11004
Infants, toddlers, and caregivers enjoy songs, movement, finger plays, puppets, and other activities.
19
2019
Aug

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Queens Library — Hollis

Summer Reading: Music to Munch By

202-05 Hillside Avenue, Hollis, NY 11423
Join the library every day this summer at 1pm and take advantage of free lunch while gaining an appreciation for classical music. All families welcome. Meals are for children ages 18 and under.
19
2019
Aug

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Queens Library — Hillcrest

Summer Reading: Mother Goose Rhyme & Storytime

187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing, NY 11366
Kids up to age 5 can enjoy nursery rhymes, storytimes, and free play.
19
2019
Aug

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Queens Library — Arverne

Summer Reading: PreK/Kindergarten Space Craft

312 Beach 54 Street, Arverne, NY 11692
Students ages 4-6years will participate in fun, creative activities that are designed to show kids how the galaxy works.
19
2019
Aug

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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