Story Times and Book Events for Kids in NYC in November

Story Times and Book Events for Kids in NYC in November

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

Storytime in Nolen Library FREE
WHEN: Nov. 1 - 30, Monday-Friday, check website for times
WHERE: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books before continuing your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt in the museum. Storytimes available for both toddlers and young elementary school children. Space is limited; first come, first served.
WANT TO GO? 212-650-2010. metmuseum.org.

Storytime at Strand FREE
WHEN: Nov. 4 - 5, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-12pm and 2-3pm
WHERE: Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway, Union Square, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Join your favorite characters at Strand's Story Time, featuring The Cat in the Hat this weekend. There will be arts and crafts and other family fun activities for all.
WANT TO GO? 212-473-1452. strandbooks.com.

MOCAKIDS Storytime!
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 9, 3:30-4:00pm
WHERE: Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre St., Chinatown, New York
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Enjoy stories, finger-plays, songs, and more in English and Mandarin. This bilingual storytime is packed with interactive songs, nursery rhymes, and arts and crafts. 
WANT TO GO? $5. 855-955-6622. mocanyc.org.

Reading into History Family Book Club: 'Inside Out and Back Again' by Thanhha Lai
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 12, 2pm
WHERE: DiMenna Children's Museum at New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side, NY
AGES: 9-12, Adult
WHAT: This Veterans Day Weekend, families can explore the history of the Vietnam War through Lai’s National Book Award-winning novel in verse about a young girl’s transition from Vietnam to Alabama after the fall of Saigon. Families will get to meet Lai, discuss her book, and then explore the museum’s landmark exhibition The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 in a mini tour.
WANT TO GO? $21; $16 teachers and seniors; $13 students; $6 children ages 5-13; free for children younger than 4. 212-873-3400. nyhistory.org/childrens-museum.

'Were They Equal?'
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 18, 11am-12:15pm
WHERE: Aesthetic Realism Foundation, 141 Greene St., SoHo, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Guest teacher and anthropologist Arnold Perey will read from and illustrate his popular children's book Were They Equal? The message is one of dissolving prejudice between races, religions, and even between neighborhoods.
WANT TO GO? $8. 212-777-4490. aestheticrealism.org.

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