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The New York Public Library — Inwood Library

Stories for a Sunday Afternoon

4790 Broadway 10034
You worked all week and did the chores on Saturday. You deserve a chance to relax with a few stories with your little one! Songs, stories, and family time is just what you need. We'll have guest story sharers from around the Library system (and some familiar faces) . All children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Recommended age: 0-5 years old
08
2019
Dec

2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library — Central Library, Info Commons Lab

BKLYN Early Childhood Educator Series: Including All Families and Supporting All Children

10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11238
Including All Families and Supporting All Children  (CTLE Credits: 3) In this workshop, we will discuss the importance of representing and including all families in the social and cultural community of early childhood programs. Focusing specifically on LGBTQ families, this workshop will help educators consider both deliberate and unintentional messages about belonging that are reflected in their classroom’s written material, environment, curriculum, and pedagogy. To create inclusive classrooms and schools, we will introduce concepts and language to for participants to use when talking with families and colleagues about different sexual and gender identities, discuss the legal structures that are involved in defining families, and help participants understand discrimination targeted at people who do not conform to our society’s gender or sexual norms. We will also identify curricular opportunities to teach about family diversity and develop strategies for teaching a more expansive understanding of family. Trainer: New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute   Registration for this event will open in November 2019  
08
2019
Dec

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The New York Public Library — Melrose Library

Sunday-Fun’day Storytime

910 Morris Avenue 10451
Come join us on the children's rug for a storytime for the whole family. We'll read some stories, sing, dance, make new friends and have fun together!
08
2019
Dec

2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The New York Public Library — Bronx Library Center

Family Storytime

310 East Kingsbridge Road 10458
Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. For young children of all ages. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children.
08
2019
Dec

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

Mother Goose Rhyme & Storytime

187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing, NY 11366
Kids up to age 4 can enjoy nursery rhymes, storytimes, and free play.
09
2019
Dec

11:30 am - 11:00 am
The New York Public Library — Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library

Baby Lapsit

40 West 20th Street 10011
Every Monday at 3:45pm at the Andrew Heiskell Talking Book and Braille Library! Friends ages 0-18 months and their parents/caregivers are invited for stories, action songs, and group play while becoming acquainted with other friends in the neighborhood! Parents/caregivers participation required! No registration required but space is limited!
09
2019
Dec

3:45 pm - 3:45 pm
The New York Public Library — Bloomingdale Library

Children’s Storytime at Children’s Aid Society

150 West 100th Street 10025
All are welcome! Babies and young children (0-5 yrs) along with parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, songs, and meet other children in the neighborhood. **Please arrive early. Due to room size only 14 children are allowed for program. Once we reach capacity no more strollers and people will be allowed for the program ** Program Location: Children's Aid Society: Frederick Douglass Center 885 Columbus Avenue (entrance is on Columbus/104th street) in the gym. Look for the blue door with sign that reads "Entrance".
09
2019
Dec

10:15 am - 10:15 am
The New York Public Library — Webster Library

Art Buffet

1465 York Avenue 10075
Let your imagination run wild! Join us for an hour of uninterrupted, creative fun. Pick and choose from our craft supplies to make a masterpiece to take home.
09
2019
Dec

4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The New York Public Library — Hamilton Grange Library

Bilingual Storytime: Español e Inglés

503 West 145th Street 10031
Cuentos, canciones y rimas en inglés y español! Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish as we practice early literacy skills in a dynamic bilingual learning environment. Speakers of all languages welcome! Recommended for children ages 0-6 with their caregivers.
09
2019
Dec

10:30 am - 10:30 am
Brooklyn Public Library — Kings Highway, Children's Meeting Room

Toddler Time

2115 Ocean Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11229
The more you read, sing and talk with toddlers, the more they learn! Have fun hearing great picture books read aloud and playing with other children during this program dedicated to active toddlers. For children 18 months to 3 years with their parents or caregivers. Space is limited. Please pick up a ticket at the Children's Information Desk before the start of the program.  
09
2019
Dec

11:00 am - 11:45 am
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