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Calendar of Events

The New York Public Library — Morris Park Library

Open Play

985 Morris Park Avenue 10462
Join us in our Early Literacy Room for a library playdate and meet other caregivers as we explore developmentally appropriate play materials in a safe, warm, and joyful environment. Extend your child’s learning through play!
16
2019
Sep

3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library — Park Slope Library

Jack & Friends: Toddler Yoga

431 6th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11215
Join Kelly Brennan for some fun on the yoga mat! Toddlers will explore yoga poses and breathing in a playful way through adventures, stories, games, and songs. This class is designed for any toddler who is a strong walker. We kindly ask that caregivers are attentive and quiet during the class. Caregivers are invited to participate as well! Class size will be limited to 20 participants.   Online registration is required to attend this class. Registration opens 48 hours in advance.
16
2019
Sep

11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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!
16
2019
Sep

7:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Queens Library — Mitchell-Linden

Mother Goose

31-32 Union Street, Flushing, NY 11354
Enjoy songs & finger plays for toddlers & their parents.
16
2019
Sep

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
The New York Public Library — Seward Park Library

Toddler Time: Monday Toddler Storytime

192 East Broadway 10002
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active toddler build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Suggested for toddlers/little walkers and their caregivers. Program begins promptly at 11:15 a.m. Come early as this program fills up. Please join us!
16
2019
Sep

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Brooklyn Public Library — Bay Ridge Library

Toy Time

7223 Ridge Blvd. at 73rd St. Brooklyn, NY 11209
Drop in with your child (ages 0-5) between 10am and 12pm and have some quality play time with other children and our educational toys! Make friends, read books, have fun! No tickets required.
16
2019
Sep

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Queens Library — Bayside

Toddler Time

214-20 Northern Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11361
Children 2 1/2-3 1/2 and their caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and finger plays.
16
2019
Sep

11:15 am - 12:00 pm
The New York Public Library — Chatham Square Library

Family Storytime: Session II – Mandarin & English Bilingual Storytime 雙語故事時間 (普通話和英語)

33 East Broadway 10002
Come join us for a bilingual storytime (Mandarin and English) filled with songs, stories, and purposeful play! Recommended for kids from birth to 4 years of age. Parent/caregiver must be present. Please only attend one session. 欢迎参加本馆的双语故事时间!本馆将会使用普通话和英语来讲故事,唱活泼的歌曲和童谣。欢迎婴儿到四岁的孩子以及监护人来参加。請僅一天參加一個雙語故事時間。
16
2019
Sep

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Brooklyn Public Library — Park Slope, Garden

Jack & Friends Family Music Series: Suzi Shelton

431 6th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11215
Come stomp, clap, and sing in the Park Slope Library Garden with Suzi Shelton on MOnday afternoons this fall! Suzi Shelton is a music and movement specialist, teacher and family performer. She has been rocking parents and kids alike for over 10 years in such prestigious venues as Symphony Space and The White House Easter Egg Roll, the Lincoln Center Tree Lighting, BYOK at 92YTribeca, Tribeca Film Festival, as well as her local Brooklyn hot spots- The Bellhouse and Hip Tot Music Fest.
16
2019
Sep

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Brooklyn Public Library — Cortelyou Library

Build with Duplo

1305 Cortelyou Rd. at Argyle Rd. Brooklyn, NY 11226
Free play with Lego DUPLOs. For children 0 to 5 years old. 
16
2019
Sep

10:15 am - 11:00 am
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