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The New York Public Library — Inwood Library

Stories for a Saturday Morning

4790 Broadway 10034
Take a break from chores and join us for a family story-time. We'll sing songs, bust a move and read from our favorite picture books!
18
2020
Jan

11:00 am - 11:00 am
Brooklyn Public Library — Central Library

Drag Queen Story Hour

10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11238
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 bookstores. Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.
18
2020
Jan

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library — Crown Heights, Crown Heights Meeting Room

Saturday Storytime

560 New York Ave. at Maple St. Brooklyn, NY 11225
Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!
18
2020
Jan

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library — Cortelyou Library

Saturday Storytime

1305 Cortelyou Rd. at Argyle Rd. Brooklyn, NY 11226
Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!
18
2020
Jan

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Brooklyn Public Library — Kings Bay Library

Saturday Storytime

3650 Nostrand Ave. (near Ave. W) Brooklyn, NY 11229
Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. All ages welcome!
18
2020
Jan

11:00 am - 11:30 am
The New York Public Library — 53rd Street Library

Family Storytime

18 West 53rd Street 10019
Join us for an afternoon of songs and stories for all ages! Do you have a favorite songs to share with us? Is there a story you'd like us to hear? Show and tell with us! This storytime is for children of all ages and their caregivers.
18
2020
Jan

11:30 am - 11:30 am
Brooklyn Public Library — Mapleton Library

Saturday Storytime

1702 60th Street Brooklyn, NY 11204
Afternoon storytime at Mapleton Branch.
18
2020
Jan

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Brooklyn Public Library — Kensington Library

Saturday Storytime

4207 18th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11218
Join us each Saturday to hear new stories and classic tales read aloud. Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome!
18
2020
Jan

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Brooklyn Public Library — Sunset Park Library

Build with Duplo

4201 Fourth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11232
Enjoy a  Duplo program for children in the first five years.
18
2020
Jan

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The New York Public Library — Fort Washington Library

Saturday Playdate

535 West 179th Street 10033
Take a break from the screen! Have fun playing board games, legos, puzzles and more. Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, and socialize with others in the community. Preschoolers can play with toys such as Lego Duplo blocks, magnetic cars, magnetic blocks, play food and soft and squeezy animals of all kinds. Play is an important step in a child's development (learning to problem solve, make decisions, be creative, explore their surrounding sharing and interact with others). Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. This is for ages 1-12 years.
18
2020
Jan

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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