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Story Times and Book Events for Kids in NYC in October

Story Times and Book Events for Kids in NYC in October

Take your little readers to one, or all, of these story times for children in NYC this October, including story times across the borough and character visits at Strand Book Store in Union Square.

Pop Up Library FREE
WHEN: Jun. 15 - Oct. 20, Weekends, 6/15-16, 7/20-21, 8/17-18, 9/21-22, 10/19-20, 11:00am-4:00pm
WHERE: Four Freedoms Park, Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, Roosevelt Island, NY
WHAT: Sit outside, read, draw, enjoy the view, and explore a curated collection of books and hands-on materials.
WANT TO GO? 212-204-8831.

Toddler Storytime in Nolen Library FREE
WHEN: Sep. 13 - Dec. 24, weekdays, 10:30-11:00am
WHERE: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books.
WANT TO GO? 212-535-7710.

Gateway Storytime in the Discovery Room FREE
WHEN: Sep. 20 - Dec. 20, Fridays, 10:10am and 11:00am (no session 11/29)
WHERE: The American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park W., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Visit each week to learn about a highlighted topic in natural science or culture. There is a period of free play followed by a story, song, and visit to a related Museum hall.
WANT TO GO? 212-769-5100.

The Nocturnals Special Storytime Event with Author Tracey Hecht FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 3, 10:30am
WHERE: Bank Street Bookstore, 2780 Broadway, New York, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: The Nocturnals by Tracey Hecht features three unlikely friends: Dawn, a serious fox; Tobin, a sweet pangolin; and Bismark, , pint-sized sugar glider. The stories all play out in their nighttime world with teamwork, friendship, and humor in every adventure.
WANT TO GO? 0. (212) 678-1654.

Multicultural Storytime and Craft for Kids FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 5, 3:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Queensboro Hill Library , 60-05 main street , Flushing , NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Celebrate Diversity Day with stories and music from around the world.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 718.359.8332.

Thalia Kids’ Book Club: R.J. Palacio: White Bird
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 20, 1:00pm
WHERE: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY, New York, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: The New York Times bestselling author of Wonder discusses her new graphic novel White Bird, an unforgettable tale of kindness and courage. White Bird follows a young Jewish girl hidden in the midst of Nazi-occupied France.
WANT TO GO? $14-17. 2128645400.

Baby/Toddler Halloween Storytime FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 31, 11:30am
WHERE: Ottendorfer Library, 135 Second Ave., East Village, NY
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: Wear your Halloween costumes and join for songs, rhymes, and some gentle Halloween stories.
WANT TO GO? 212-674-0947.

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