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April Shower Crafts

  • Apr. 07, 2020, 4pm
  • Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
  • 276 Titicus Road, North Salem
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Make a jelly bean tree, edible rainbows, and more! All ages. 

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Big Truck Day!

  • Apr. 07, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Chappaqua Library
  • 195 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua
  • All Ages
  • FREE

See big trucks in the Chappaqua Library parking lot!

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Stories & Craft

  • Apr. 07, 2020, 6:30-7:15pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Stories, craft and more! Registration required. 

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Vacation Week Program: Balloon Bonanza Workshops

  • Apr. 07, 2020, 11am and 12pm
  • New Rochelle Public Library
  • 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children ages 7 and older will learn to make fanciful, springy balloon creatures or shapes to take home. 

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DIY Cherry Blossom Art

  • Apr. 07, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Beautiful cherry blossom trees bloom this time every year. Celebrate these magnificent trees with a colorful painting. All ages. Registration recom...

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Celebrating Archie Comics with CO-CEO Nancy Silberkleit

  • Apr. 07, 2020, 1-2pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

As Co-CEO of Archie Comics, Nancy Silberkleit harnesses the power of graphic literacy to advance causes she is passionate about, including knowledg...

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The Maple Syrup Challenge

  • Apr. 07, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • ORANGEBURG LIBRARY
  • 20 S. Greenbush Road, Orangeburg
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

The Master Gardeners will teach you about making maple syrup.  Registeration is open. 

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Insects and Arachnids

  • Apr. 07, 2020, 4:00pm
  • New York Public Library - Bloomingdale Branch
  • 150 West 100th Street, Upper West Side
  • Teen
  • FREE

Learn what makes an insect an insect by identifying certain species. Then explore their relatives, the arachnids, to discover what's similar or different.

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Juggling 101

  • Apr. 07, 2020, 4:00pm
  • New York Public Library - St. Agnes branch
  • 444 Amsterdam Ave., Upper West Side
  • Teen
  • FREE

Learn to juggle with Tommy and his merry band of jugglers!

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Zumba

  • Apr. 07, 2020, Ages 4-6, 5-5:45pm; Ages 7-12, 5:45-6:30pm
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Childern can learn dance routines, hear music from all over the world, and have fun at a Zumba class. Registration required. 

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SuPPort

  • Apr. 07, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 575 Middle Country Road, Selden
  • Adult
  • FREE

This free group for moms is led by a therapist trained in maternal mental health.

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My First Piggy Bank

  • Apr. 07, 2020, 5:30-6pm
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Join the library to read a story and decorate ceramic piggy banks to take home! Grades K - 2nd. Registration required. 

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Let's Learn About Money!

  • Apr. 07, 2020, 6:15-6:45pm
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Tween
  • FREE

Read a story together and create an origami coin purse while learning about dollars and cents. For children in 3rd-5th grade. Registration required. 

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DIY Origami Coin Purse

  • Apr. 07, 2020, 7-7:30pm
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Teen
  • FREE

Come in for a fun night of creating and decorating your very own origami coin purse! Registration required.

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Elephant & Piggie Meet & Greet

  • Apr. 07, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Babylon Public Library
  • 24 S. Carll Ave., Babylon
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Meet Elephant & Piggie and stay for a craft! For families with children up to 5th grade. Registration required

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ONLINE Virtual Tiny Tunes! Live on Zoom!

  • Apr. 07, 2020, 4-5pm
  • ONLINE with Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join Miss Mary for a virtual singing and dancing session of tiny tunes! Use the Zoom link to long on. The meeting ID is: 414 947 087 and the p...

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Vacation Week Program: Eggs-ploration Workshop

  • Apr. 08, 2020, 11am-12pm OR 2-3pm
  • New Rochelle Public Library
  • 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children in pre-K through grade 5 are invited to join library staff members for a fun-filled workshop of egg-inspired crafts and eggs-periments. 

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Lego Club

  • Apr. 08, 2020, 4-6pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

A fun building club for students entering grades 2 through 6. The library provides the LEGO's, you bring your imagination!

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Reusable Tote Bag

  • Apr. 08, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Decorate your own tote bag that will be perfect for carrying all of your library books! All ages - under 5 with caregiver. Registration recommended...

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Passover Craft

  • Apr. 08, 2020, 2:30-3:30pm
  • Queens Library - Arverne
  • 312 Beach 54 Street, Arverne
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Paint a Star of David to commemorate Passover.

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Drag Queen Story Hour

  • Apr. 08, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Elmhurst Branch
  • 86-07 Broadway, Elmhurst
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The program features a drag queen reading picture books, singing songs, and leading children in a craft activity. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm.

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Super Structures

  • Apr. 08, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Langston Hughes Branch
  • 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Come and build with Legos!

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Aliens: Escape From Earth With Sciencetellers

  • Apr. 08, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Lefferts Library
  • 103-34 Lefferts Blvd., Richmond Hill
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Discover the unbelievable world of science through experiments and demonstrations with chemical reactions, polymers, pressure, inertia, energy, explosions, and more! Preregistration is required.

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Family Easter Egg Hunt

  • Apr. 08, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Queens Library - Howard Beach Branch
  • 92-06 156 Ave., Howard Beach
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Hunt for Easter eggs hidden in the library!

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Spring Craft

  • Apr. 08, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
  • 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Get your craft on! This is for ages 6-12.

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CANCELED Making our Bodies Strong with Protein and Calcium! (Families: English and Spanish)

  • Apr. 08, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring the family to this informative lesson about the key roles that protein and calcium have in our bodies. Call to register. 

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BenAnna Band

  • Apr. 08, 2020, 2:30-3:30pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Enjoy this fully engaging and interactive musical experience for kids of all ages and abilities.

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DIY Chia Friend

  • Apr. 08, 2020, 10:30-11:15am
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Create a cute Chia friend to take home. Registration required. 

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Family Style Cooking: Churro Muffins

  • Apr. 08, 2020, 2-3pm or 3:30-4:30pm
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join Chef Rob Scott in making a delicious churro-flavored muffin recipe. For families with children in 1st - 6th grade. Registration required. 

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Bamboo Wall Hangings

  • Apr. 08, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Teen
  • FREE

Create your own designs using Sharpie markers on pieces of bamboo. Registration required. 

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Passover Craft

  • Apr. 09, 2020, 2pm
  • The Field Library
  • 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Celebrate Passover at The Field Library with a special decoupage craft.

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Vacation Week Program: From T-Shirts to Totes Workshop

  • Apr. 09, 2020, 11am-12pm
  • New Rochelle Public Library
  • 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Bring in a used, clean t-shirt and turn it into a tote! First-come, first-served basis.

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Vacation Week Program: Live Performance by Flor Bromley

  • Apr. 09, 2020, 2-2:45pm
  • New Rochelle Public Library
  • 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Flor shows us that children’s music is not just for children, but can be enjoyed by adults and families of all ages.

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DIY Candlestick Candy Holders

  • Apr. 09, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Get ready to serve your candy on your own beautifully decorated candy holders. All ages - under 5 with caregiver. Registration recommended. Sponsor...

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Easter Egg Hunt

  • Apr. 09, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - South Hollis Branch
  • 204-01 Hollis Ave., South Hollis
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This Easter egg hunt is a fun holiday activity for kids of all ages.

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Happy Spring Game Time

  • Apr. 09, 2020, 2:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Auburndale Branch
  • 25-55 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

An afternoon of Bingo, checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles, Monopoly, Scrabble, Tic-Tac-Toe, World Hangman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more!

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Fun Family Nutrition Night

  • Apr. 09, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Central Islip Public Library
  • 33 Hawthorne Ave., Central Islip
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Participants will take part in preparing a nutritious, family-friendly meal while learning how to incorporate more vegetables in the meals they already cook at home. Call to register.

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Movin' & Groovin' Rhymes

  • Apr. 09, 2020, 10-10:30am
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Baby
  • FREE

Share songs, rhymes, and finger plays .Ages birth-3 years old. Registration required. 

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Cloud Creations

  • Apr. 09, 2020, 10-11:15am
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join the library for a fluffy day filled with crafts and stories about clouds. Ages 3-5. Registration required. 

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Sensory Friendly Movie

  • Apr. 09, 2020, 2-4pm
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Children of all ages and abilities and their family members/caregivers are welcome to enjoy the PlayMobile: The Movie (PG) in a relaxed environment. Registration required. 

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Earth Day Cookies

  • Apr. 09, 2020, 6-7pm
  • Middle Country Public Library Selden Building
  • 575 Middle Country Road, Selden
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Come to the library to make earth themed cookies using sugar glaze and candy. Grades 3-5. Registration required. 

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Arts & Illustration

  • Apr. 09, 2020, 7:15-8:45pm
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Teen
  • FREE

A professional artist will teach different art techniques and mediums so you can begin to build your very own art portfolio. Registration required. 

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Family Film

  • Apr. 10, 2020, 4pm
  • Chappaqua Library
  • 195 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Watch a favorite on the big screen.

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Little Bear’s Search for Spring

  • Apr. 10, 2020, 11am-12pm
  • New Rochelle Public Library
  • 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

As Little Bear explores the world under his mother’s watchful eye, curiosity and imagination lead to exploration, experience, and independence.

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

  • Apr. 10, 2020, 2-3:30pm
  • New Rochelle Public Library
  • 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

See the original 1971 classic movie. 

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Meet Sled Dog Noggin with Karen Land

  • Apr. 10, 2020, 3-5pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • All Ages
  • FREE

If you thought the snow was over, April fools! Welcome Karen Land and her dog Noggin to talk about competing in the famous dog sled race, the Idita...

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Roblox Arsenal Competition

  • Apr. 10, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Nyack Library
  • 59 South Broadway, Nyack
  • Teen
  • FREE

Compete for prizes. Please register.

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ONLINE Name That Tune: Girl Power

  • Apr. 10, 2020, 4-6pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Let's play Name That Tune! Name That Tune: Girl Power! Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomee...

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Positive Parenting

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • The Field Library
  • 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill
  • Adult
  • FREE

Explore strategies to deal with some of your most challenging parenting issues.

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Face Painting With Apryl Cadabra

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - East Elmhurst Branch
  • 95-06 Astoria Boulevard, East Elmhurst
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children will receive elaborate, ornate designs by Apryl Cadabra Entertainment Agency Inc. Preregistration is required.

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Build-A-Poem Workshop

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm
  • Queens Library - Langston Hughes Branch
  • 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Bring your child to enjoy the humorous poetry of Darren Sardelli while learning how to write a funny poem!

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Friendship and Music With The Social Brain

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 1-3pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Children and adults of all abilities are invited for friendship, socialization, laughter, and community. Call to register.

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Nature Study with Kids: Spring Bulbs

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 11:30am-12:15pm
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Take an up close look at bulbs and how flowers bloom. Grades 3rd - 5th. Registration required. 

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Overview of the Special Education Process

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 6:30-8pm
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Adult
  • FREE

This workshop will help participants understand the requirements and language of the special education process. Registration required. 

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Spring April Showers Watercolor Craft

  • Apr. 13, 2020, 2:45-3:30pm
  • North Hills Library
  • 57-04 Marathon Pkwy, Little Neck
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Use crayons and watercolor to create a water resistant masterpiece!

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Spring Crafts For Kids

  • Apr. 13, 2020, 4:00-4:45pm
  • Queens Library - Auburndale Branch
  • 25-55 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Ages three and up, please come and join us to make your own beautiful crafts for spring.

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STEM Mondays: Fruit And Veggie Batteries

  • Apr. 13, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
  • 121-23 14 Ave., College Point
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Acidic fruits and veggies allow electrons to flow from one metal to another creating an electric current, which can light an LED light.

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Pointillism Art And Painting Afternoon

  • Apr. 13, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Rosedale Branch
  • 144-20 243 St., Rosedale
  • Teen
  • FREE

Learn about Census data while exploring how it can be translated into unique works of art made by you.

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Spring Drop-in Crafts

  • Apr. 13, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children in grades K-6 can drop-in to the children's room to enjoy creating some Spring Crafts.

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Children's Books on Film Family Program

  • Apr. 13, 2020, 1:00-4:00pm
  • New York Public Library - Muhlenberg Branch
  • 209 West 23rd Street, Chelsea
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

In the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic masterpiece, a shy young hobbit named Frodo Baggins inherits a simple gold ring that has power.

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Monday Madness

  • Apr. 13, 2020, 10:30-11:15am
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Beat the Monday blues with some silly stories and crafts. Ages 3 - 5. Registration required. 

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Tech Petting Zoo

  • Apr. 13, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Finkelstein Memorial Library
  • 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley
  • Tween
  • FREE

Explore a variety of electronic gadgets and learn to use them. Registration is required. Limited Enrollment. Sign up starts March 30. Ages: 8-12 ye...

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ONLINE PML Quiz Show!

  • Apr. 13, 2020, 4-5:30pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Watch your favorite librarians on GoToMeeting as they go head-to-head in this fun trivia game. Play at home, and root for your favorite librarian a...

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DIY Suncatchers

  • Apr. 14, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Here comes the sun(catcher)! Brighten up any room with these colorful creations. All ages - under 5 with caregiver. Registration recommended. Spons...

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Face Painting

  • Apr. 14, 2020, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Woodside Branch
  • 54-22 Skillman Ave., Woodside
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join for face painting with Bengali-born Shahnaz Begum.

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Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson: Mineral Mania

  • Apr. 14, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Nyack Library
  • 59 South Broadway, Nyack
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Crack open a geode and see what's inside. Grades 1-5. Please register. 

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Mad Science - Movie Effects

  • Apr. 14, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Glen Cove Library
  • 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Put your movie making skills to the test to create your very own animation with the "Mad Science Cartoon Creator Flipbook." Grades 2-5. Register online. 

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Crazy Art Night

  • Apr. 14, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children in grades 3-6 will create some crazy art with materials provided and vote on the craziest art piece. Registration required. 

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Spring Festival & Chinese Zodiac Paper Cutting

  • Apr. 14, 2020, 3:30pm
  • Columbus Library
  • 742 10th Ave., Hell's Kitchen
  • Teen
  • FREE

Teens learn about the Chinese Zodiac while cuting and designing red paper rat cutouts for good luck.

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Shots for Tots

  • Apr. 14, 2020, 2-5pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Bring your child's immunization record for Drop In Free Immunizations for children without health benefits.

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Sharpie Tie-Dye T-Shirts

  • Apr. 14, 2020, 4pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Tween
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Make a tie-dye design using sharpie markers and rubbing alcohol (Registration required).

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ONLINE Drag Queen Story Hour with Miz Jade

  • Apr. 14, 2020, 11-11:45am
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • ,
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Enjoy Drag Queen Story Hour from the comfort of your own home as Miz Jade reads children's books, sings songs, and does movement activities for...

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Mad Art

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 4pm
  • The Field Library
  • 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Visit the library and channel your inner artist.

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Crafts with Miss Cheryl

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 4:30-5:15pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Make a fun craft! Registration required. 

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DIY Puffy Paint

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Create your own beautiful painting from paint you make yourself! All ages - under 5 with caregiver. Registration recommended. Sponsored by The Frie...

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Funny Folktales

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 2:30-3:15pm
  • Queens Library - Whitestone Branch
  • 151-10 14 Rd., Whitestone
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children ages 5-10 years will enjoy listening to funny folktales from different cultures and then drawing pictures related to the stories.

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Black Out Poetry

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Arverne
  • 312 Beach 54 Street, Arverne
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Create a new poem from an old one! Kids will receive a page of text and then scribble out some of the words and sentences to create new meanings.

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Poetry Theater!

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
  • 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join in acting out famous poems!

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Kips Bay Library Presents Family Movie Afternoon: The Addams Family

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 3:00pm
  • New York Public Library - Kips Bay
  • 446 Third Ave., Kips Bay
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Dark hilarity ensues after the Addams family relocates to suburban New Jersey. Their macabre traditions are promptly challenged by modern technology and their neighbors' 21st century norms.

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Build It Presented by the Long Island Children's Museum

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 5-6pm
  • Freeport Memorial Library
  • 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport
  • Young elementary
  • $1

Explore the scientific forces behind structures as you apply building design concepts to construct a freestanding structure out of Magic Nuudles. Grades pre-K to 1. Registration required. 

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Friends of the Library Family Movie: Frozen II

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 10:30am and 4pm
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Children of all ages are welcome to join the library for a showing of the popular movie Frozen II. Light snacks will be provided.

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Immigrant Heritage Month Art Club: Create Your Family Flag!

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 3:00pm
  • Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library
  • 203 West 115th Street, Harlem
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Combine colors and shapes which come from the flags of your family’s country or countries of origin or use colors and pictures that are meaningful to your family to make a unique flag that celebrates your heritage and culture.

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Vegetable Flower Art

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 4pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Young elementary
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Create springtime artwork using a unique printmaking program (Registration required).

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Painted Flowerpots

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Amityville Public Library
  • 19 John St., Amityville
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Decorate clay pots using black and white images on the bottom and vivid colors painted on the top. Registration required. 

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ONLINE Bilingual Amigos

  • Apr. 15, 2020, 6-7pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Teen
  • FREE

Practice your English and Spanish and make new friends! Bilingual Amigos Wed, Apr 15, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT) Please join the meeting from you...

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Movie Night

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 6pm
  • The Field Library
  • 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Watch "The Emperor's New Groove" (rated G). Enjoy popcorn and a movie, all from the comfort of The Field Library!

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Paint It

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 6-7pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Tween
  • FREE

Learn how to use watercolors and develop your own artistic vision. Registration required. 

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April Showers Craft

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Finkelstein Memorial Library
  • 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Make a raindrop suncatcher to bring in the spring sunshine. Children ages 7-10.

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DIY Raindrop Craft

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 4-5:30pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

April showers bring May flowers. These raindrops are a welcome addition to any April day. All ages - under 5 with caregiver. Registration recommend...

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Family Recess

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 2:00-3:30pm
  • Queens Library - Flushing Branch
  • 41-17 Main St., Flushing
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Families play together and enjoy a "schoolyard" recess: hopscotch, step-a-log, platform stilts, balloon toss, and chalk art.

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Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library — Central Library
  • 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Librarians read aloud to children and lead a craft activity related to the themes and images of an Ezra Jack Keats book.

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Kids Create

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 11am-12pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Eastern Parkway
  • 1044 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Please join the library for this Arts and Crafts Program. 

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Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson: Radical Robots

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Nyack Library
  • 59 South Broadway, Nyack
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Move through activity stations to test and differentiate between robots, automatons, and remote control devices. Grades 1-5. Please register.

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Brown Bag Lunch & Movie: Dora and the City of Gold

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 12-3pm
  • Pearl River Library
  • 80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring a bag lunch to the library and enjoy a movie with your friends! Registration required. 

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Latin Fiesta with Flor Bromley

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 3:30pm
  • Inwood Public Library
  • 4790 Broadway, Inwood
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This concert for the whole family brings together songs from all of Latin-America as well as some little one’s favorites.

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Nick the Balloonatic Balloon Show

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Glen Cove Library
  • 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Everyone will be amazed as they learn about the history of balloons and see the amazing balloon creations made by Nick. Register online. 

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Shorebirds Painting

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Glen Cove Library
  • 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
  • Teen
  • FREE

Learn how to paint a trio of shorebirds onto a natural stone surface. Register online. 

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Spring Storytime

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 3pm
  • Freeport Memorial Library
  • 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $1

Listen to some stories and make a craft to celebrate the spring season. 2nd-4th grade. A nonrefundable materials fee is due at time of pre-registration.

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“Welcome Spring” Storytime Fun

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Freeport Memorial Library
  • 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport
  • Young elementary
  • $1

Listen to some stories and make a craft to celebrate the spring season. For grades pre-K to 1st.  A nonrefundable materials fee is due at time of pre-registration.

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Babysitting and First Aid 101

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 4-6pm
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Teen
  • FREE

Become a certified babysitter and receive a certificate. Grades 6 and up. Registration required. 

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BenAnna Band

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 10:30-11:15am
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This will be a fun, fully engaging, interactive live musical experience for kids of all ages.

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Dine and Discuss: Let’s Talk about Stroke

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 7pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Adult
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Hear from Donna Lyburt of Peconic Bay Medical Center's Stroke Center about stroke symptoms and pioneering treatment. (Registration required).

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Let’s Fly a Kite

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 1:30pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Pre-school & younger
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Enjoy a story, some music and a kite craft. (Registration required).

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ONLINE Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 2pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • ,
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Enjoy Drag Queen Story Hour from the comfort of your own home as Miz Jade reads children's books, sings songs, and does movement activities for...

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Friday Night Flix Screening–Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

  • Apr. 17, 2020, 7-9:30pm
  • Ossining Public Library
  • 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

It’s a family movie night when the library screens Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

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Paint Workshop With Juan Ortega

  • Apr. 17, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Lefferts Library
  • 103-34 Lefferts Blvd., Richmond Hill
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Everyone gets to go home with their very own masterpiece. Preregistration is required by phone or in person. 

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Earth Day Craft

  • Apr. 17, 2020, 3:30-4:15pm
  • Queens Library - Auburndale Branch
  • 25-55 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children with their caregivers will make a craft relating to Earth Day.

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Family Film: 'An American Tail'

  • Apr. 17, 2020, 2:30-4:30pm
  • North Hills Library
  • 57-04 Marathon Pkwy, Little Neck
  • All Ages
  • FREE

A young mouse named Fievel Mousekewitz (Phillip Glasser) and his family emigrate from Russia to the United States by boat after their home is destroyed by cats. (1986, G)

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Spring Crafts For Kids

  • Apr. 17, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Queens Library- McGoldrick branch
  • 155-06 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Please come and join us to make your own spring craft.

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GAME ON! and RIF Book Club

  • Apr. 17, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Eastern Parkway
  • 1044 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join the library and play with board games and get free books in the RIF book club.

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Preschool Play Doh Playtime

  • Apr. 17, 2020, 10:30am-12pm
  • Glen Cove Library
  • 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Everyone loves creating with Play Doh!  Dress to mess. Ages 2-5. Register online. 

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Long Island Children's Museum Presents: Game On

  • Apr. 17, 2020, Grades 2-6, 11am-12pm; Grades 2-4, 5-6pm
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children will step into the role of a game developer as they design their own game. Registrataion required. 

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Celebrating 125 Years at NYPL: Storytime Party

  • Apr. 17, 2020, 3:00pm
  • New York Public Library - Yorkville Branch
  • 222 East 79th Street, Upper East Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

A special storytime that includes some favorite classic read alouds and a fun craft. 

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Lunch and Learn: Women Take Flight

  • Apr. 17, 2020, 12pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Adult
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Hear from Dr. Natalie Naylor, president of Nassau County Historical Society, on the intrepid era of women, beginning with the first woman who flew ...

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Newspaper Bag Challenge

  • Apr. 17, 2020, 3pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Young elementary
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Design, build and test bags out of recycled newspaper (Registration required).

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Family Fiesta with Flor

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 12pm
  • The Field Library
  • 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join Flor Bromley for a fun, free bilingual (English/Spanish) music program designed for the whole family.

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Plaza Theatrical Productions Presents The Wizard Of Oz

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Queens Library - Ozone Park Branch
  • 92-24 Rockaway Boulevard, Ozone Park
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The celebrated children's classic comes to life onstage with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. The entire family will enjoy this adaptation, complete with costumes, sets, and the music of the MGM movie.

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Henna Hand Painting Designs For You

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 2:00-3:30pm
  • Queens Library - Woodside Branch
  • 54-22 Skillman Ave., Woodside
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Get a free and beautiful henna hand painting design from local artist Shahnaz!

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April Autism Awareness Event

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 2:00-3:30pm
  • Queens Library - Maspeth Branch
  • 69-70 Grand Ave., Maspeth
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Maspeth Library, features presenter Greg Vasicek, who is the founder and president of the local nonprofit Play4Autism. The event will include interactive games for children, a movie presentation, sensitivity training, pamphlets with facts about autism, and giveaways.

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Finding Poetry Through Collage

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 1:00-2:30pm
  • Queens Library: Briarwood Branch
  • 85-12 Main St., Brairwood
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Find poems in unusual places by combining visual media, newspapers, magazines, and even published poems to create an entirely new “found poem” through blacking out words and incorporating drawings and decorations within the text.

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Drag Queen Story Hour

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library — Central Library
  • 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. 

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Saturday Story Time

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Eastern Parkway
  • 1044 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join the library for story time.

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Dog Book Buddies

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children can sign up for a 20-minute session to read to a trained reading assistance dog. Registration required. 

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Totes Adorable

  • Apr. 20, 2020, 4:30-6pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Celebrate Earth Day by decorating a reusable shopping bag! Ages 5-13.

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Paper Plate Earth Day Craft

  • Apr. 20, 2020, 2:30-3:15pm
  • Queens Library - North Hills Branch
  • 57-04 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Use watercolor and paper plates to create your very own Earth!

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Family Movie: 'Ratatouille'

  • Apr. 20, 2020, 4:30-6:15pm
  • Queens Library: Briarwood Branch
  • 85-12 Main St., Brairwood
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Come to the Briarwood Public Library to watch "Ratatouille" (2007, G). This movie is about a delectable tale of a rat who dreams of becoming a gourmet chef.

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Earth Day Stories & Craft

  • Apr. 20, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Palisades Free Library
  • 19 Closter Road, Palisades
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Celebrate Earth Day with stories and an Earth-themed craft. Make a suncatcher to hang in your window! For ages 3 - 10. Register online. 

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April Showers

  • Apr. 20, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Nyack Library
  • 59 South Broadway, Nyack
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Hear stories about rainy days and decorate your own, real umbrella to use to keep dry. Please register.

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Preschool Spanish Class

  • Apr. 20, 2020, 1:30-2:15pm
  • Albert Wisner Public Library
  • 28 Railroad Ave., Warwick
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Have fun learning basic conversational Spanish. Ages 3-5. Registration required. 

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Slime with Chemistry Teacher Chris Buchman

  • Apr. 20, 2020, 5-6pm
  • Glen Cove Library
  • 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Kids will interact with a variety of slime textures, colors, and consistencies that evoke joy, excitement, and ASMR. Grades 2-5. Register online. 

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Volunteering Together

  • Apr. 20, 2020, 6-7pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Paint portraits of shelter pets to help them get adopted!

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You're in Charge Child Safety Program

  • Apr. 20, 2020, 4:30-5:15pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Adult
  • FREE

Protect and empower your child with this video interactive workshop presented by Parents for Megan's Law.

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3D Flowers

  • Apr. 20, 2020, 1:30pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Pre-school & younger
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Learn to make flowers and clouds that jump off the paper with a pop of color. (Registration required).

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3D Flowers

  • Apr. 20, 2020, 1:30pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Pre-school & younger
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Learn to make flowers and clouds that jump off the paper with a pop of color. (Registration required).

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Come Collage With Me

  • Apr. 20, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Finkelstein Memorial Library
  • 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Kids bring an adult, adults bring a child, and spend quality time collaging together! Ages 4-12 years old.

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DIY Earth Day Seed Bomb

  • Apr. 21, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Spread some beauty for Earth Day with this wildflower craft that is sure to bring life to any empty space. All ages - under 5 with caregiver. Regis...

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Earring Making with Joan Lloyd

  • Apr. 21, 2020, 4-5:30pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Learn to make earrings while helping a good cause. For every pair of earrings you make, make another pair that will be donated to a battered women&...

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Paper Flowers And Other Spring Designs

  • Apr. 21, 2020, 3:00-3:45pm
  • Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
  • 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Make tulips and other flowers using origami paper folding.

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Maple Sugaring for Kids

  • Apr. 21, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Palisades Free Library
  • 19 Closter Road, Palisades
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Songs, an action poem, and bingo are all part of this exciting STEM-oriented program. Register online. 

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Telestration - The Game

  • Apr. 21, 2020, 6-7pm
  • Albert Wisner Public Library
  • 28 Railroad Ave., Warwick
  • Tween
  • FREE

Draw a word and pass it to the next player who must guess what the word is. Registration required. 

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Nature Watch Walk

  • Apr. 21, 2020, 3:30-4:15pm
  • Pearl River Library
  • 80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Join Jennifer for a nature walk in the park to see what you can find!

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Time for Kids: Flower Garden

  • Apr. 21, 2020, 10:30-11:30am
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Children ages 18-48 months and a caregiver will enjoy songs, activities, and a Flower Garden craft. Registration required. 

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Your Family and Screens

  • Apr. 21, 2020, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Adult
  • FREE

Get suggestions for creating a healthy screen environment for your family. Registration required. 

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Lego Club

  • Apr. 21, 2020, 6-7pm
  • Finkelstein Memorial Library
  • 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Meet other kids and create something super from our Legos! Suggested projects each month. Ages: 5-12 years old. Limit of 15 children per session. N...

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Earth Day Craft

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 4pm
  • The Field Library
  • 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Show your love for our planet with a special Earth Day craft!

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Earth Day Eco Fair

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Finkelstein Memorial Library
  • 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley
  • Teen
  • FREE

Celebrate Earth Day's 50th anniversary with a variety of fun projects in this teen-led eco fair.

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DIY Woven Turtles

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Create your own baby turtle to bring home. All ages - under 5 with caregiver. Registration recommended. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

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Healthy Hearing Workshop

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 11am-12pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • Adult
  • FREE

Dr. Brian Taylor, AuD, the director of scientific and product marketing for WS Audiology presents a workshop on hearing loss. Topics include, and a...

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Earth Day Craft Program For Children

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Whitestone Branch
  • 151-10 14 Rd., Whitestone
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children ages 5-10 will assemble and decorate a beautiful craft to celebrate Earth Day.

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Earth Day Planting

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Arverne
  • 312 Beach 54 Street, Arverne
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Plant a seed and decorate the cup it comes in!

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Earth Day Library Cleanup

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Fresh Meadows Branch
  • 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows
  • Teen
  • FREE

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by helping clean up the library grounds. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers you don't mind getting a little dirty.

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Earth Day: Arts & Crafts Activity

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Windsor Park Branch
  • 79-50 Bell Blvd., Bayside
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Celebrate Earth Day with an earth-themed arts and crafts activity!

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Pointillism Art/Paint Night

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Queens Library - Ozone Park Branch
  • 92-24 Rockaway Boulevard, Ozone Park
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Who says Census data is boring? Come learn about it while exploring how it can be translated into unique works of art made by you.

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Earth Day Celebration: Wally and the Water Cycle

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 4:00pm
  • Inwood Public Library
  • 4790 Broadway, Inwood
  • All Ages
  • FREE

This original musical is about an anxious drop of water, Wally, who learns to overcome his fear of going through the changing states of the water cycle in a very humorous way. 

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PJ Science Storytime: Earth Day

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Children ages 3-6 years and a caregiver will celebrate Earth Day, by reading books and then experiencing a series of science stations and crafts. Registration required. 

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Baby Sign Language

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 10:30-11:15am
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Children ages 3 months-3 years and a caregiver are invited to learn baby sign language.

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Nature Impressions

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 4pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Tween
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Celebrate Earth Day by making a beautiful wall decoration out of clay, dried flowers and fresh leaves (Registration required).

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Splatter Art: Cats & Dogs

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Amityville Public Library
  • 19 John St., Amityville
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Choose a loveable image to draw or trace and add a splashy splatter effect. Registration required.

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Drop in Earth Day Crafts

  • Apr. 22, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Babylon Public Library
  • 24 S. Carll Ave., Babylon
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children up to 5th grade can make crafts to celebrate Earth Day.

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Mad Science

  • Apr. 23, 2020, 4pm
  • The Field Library
  • 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join the library for some fun, kid-friendly science experiments.

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DIY Washcloth Bunny

  • Apr. 23, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Hop to this adorable craft and make your own bunny to hold your soaps. All ages - under 5 with caregiver. Registration recommended. Sponsored by Th...

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Line Art

  • Apr. 23, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Queens Library - Poppenhusen Branch
  • 121-23 14 Ave., College Point
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Get inspiration from books about lines, and then use wool, cord, and ribbon to create your own pictures and designs.

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Children's Scavenger Hunt!

  • Apr. 23, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Windsor Park Branch
  • 79-50 Bell Blvd., Bayside
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children can celebrate National Library Week in a fun way: Let's have a library scavenger hunt! See if you can work as a part of a team, trying to find requested items throughout our Children's Room!

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Sensory Storytime

  • Apr. 23, 2020, 1:15-2:00pm
  • Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
  • 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven
  • Baby
  • FREE

Join us for creative movement, stories, sensory activities, and finger rhymes for ages 2-3. Caregiver must attend. Preregistration required. Limited space. Sign up in the children's room. Sign up starts Monday, March 2.

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Zombie Special Effects and Make-up Tutorial

  • Apr. 23, 2020, 7-8:30pm
  • Glen Cove Library
  • 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
  • Teen
  • FREE

Learn how to create zombie makeup using latex, face paint, and tissue paper. Register online. 

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Read to A Dog

  • Apr. 23, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Finkelstein Memorial Library
  • 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Reluctant readers are invited to read to registered certified therapy dogs, brought by Evelyn Ringel of Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause. Each c...

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National Library Week Roaring '20s: Newt Scamander Suitcase Bag

  • Apr. 24, 2020, 7:30-8:30pm
  • Nyack Library
  • 59 South Broadway, Nyack
  • Teen
  • FREE

Learn how to make a suitcase bag just like Newt Scamander!

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Maspeth Movie: 'Playing With Fire'

  • Apr. 24, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Queens Library - Maspeth Branch
  • 69-70 Grand Ave., Maspeth
  • All Ages
  • FREE

A fire superintendent and his crew of smoke jumpers find themselves in over their heads after they rescue three siblings in the path of a wildfire, but are forced to babysit the unruly and unpredictable youngsters while they try to locate their parents (2019, PG).

 

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Family Film: 'A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

  • Apr. 24, 2020, 2:30-4:15pm
  • North Hills Library
  • 57-04 Marathon Pkwy, Little Neck
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Learn all about Mr. Roger's empathy, kindness, and decency (2019, PG).

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Coffee and Coloring

  • Apr. 24, 2020, 9:30-11am
  • Pearl River Library
  • 80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Meet other local parents and kids (birth through K) for some free play and enjoy free coffee, tea, and light snacks. Registration is required.

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No Bake Pie

  • Apr. 24, 2020, 7pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Teen
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Learn to make a delicious pie that you can take home to enjoy (Registration required).

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Build a Bridge Competition

  • Apr. 24, 2020, 5pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Teen
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Enjoy a friendly competition to see who can build the strongest bridge (Registration required).

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Bookmark Craft

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 10:30am-4:30pm
  • The Field Library
  • 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Drop in and decorate your very own bookmark. (And pick out a FREE book to put it in!)

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Family Yoga Time

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 11am
  • Ossining Public Library
  • 53 Croton Ave., Ossining
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Young Yogis, along with caregivers, can enjoy easy yoga activities, including movement, stories, and crafts.

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Gaming Hour

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Play the Nintendo Switch on a big screen!

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Saturday Tales and Tunes

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 11-11:30am
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Baby
  • FREE

Stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles! Registration required. For walkers under 36 months. 

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A Balloon Show With Nick The Balloonatic

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Fresh Meadows Branch
  • 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows
  • All Ages
  • FREE

In this fun-filled balloon show, Nick the Balloonatic will interact with children as he sculpts balloons, laughs, and jokes, making everyone feel special. Crazy hats, animals, and your favorite characters will be given to children to take home.

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Frogs, Bugs & Animal Show With Jason Reilly

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Woodside Branch
  • 54-22 Skillman Ave., Woodside
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

This program features frogs, bugs, chinchillas, and a chicken. Learn about where these animals are from, what they eat, when they sleep, and how they protect themselves.

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Urban Art Jamm 2020

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 7-9:30pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library — Central Library
  • 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
  • Teen
  • FREE

BPL's largest teen event of the year, featuring visual art, live performances, DJ, art-making, free food, photo booth, info and resources... by teens, for teens!  

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Celebrate Earth Day - Plant a Tree Seedling

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 11:30am-2pm
  • Albert Wisner Public Library
  • 28 Railroad Ave., Warwick
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Pick up a tree seedling to plant in your yard and watch it grow through the years.

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Crafternoon - Project Runway - Newspaper Dresses

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Albert Wisner Public Library
  • 28 Railroad Ave., Warwick
  • Teen
  • FREE

Create haute couture and celebrate Earth Day by reusing newspaper to design your masterpiece. Registration required. 

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Family Fun Trivia Challenge Game Show Presented by Knock'Em Dead Comedy

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 2:30-3:30pm
  • Freeport Memorial Library
  • 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Answer trivia questions or participate in a funny physical challenge set to lively music. For grades 1-12 and their family. Preregistration is necessary.

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Songs with Dara: April Showers

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 11-11:45am
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Dara Linthwaite will sing songs and tell stories about rain for children ages 0-5 years.

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Music of the Earth Show

  • Apr. 26, 2020, 2:30-3:30pm
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Experience how the music of traditional world cultures relates to the Earth, nature, and the environment. Grades K-5. Registration required. 

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Pajama Storytime

  • Apr. 27, 2020, 6pm
  • The Field Library
  • 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Put on your pajamas and join the library for a special "late night" storytime!

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Homeschoolers of Haverstraw

  • Apr. 27, 2020, 2-4pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Discussion groups for families and activities for homeschooling the kids. Registration required. 

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Family Game Night

  • Apr. 27, 2020, 6:30pm
  • Finkelstein Memorial Library
  • 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Children 4 and older can come and enjoy a night of fun-filled games with their families!

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Family Movie: 'Wizard Of Oz'

  • Apr. 27, 2020, 4:30-6:15pm
  • Queens Library: Briarwood Branch
  • 85-12 Main St., Brairwood
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Come to the Briarwood Public Library to watch "Wizard of Oz" (1939, G).

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Let's Make Spring Playdough

  • Apr. 27, 2020, 2:45-3:45pm
  • Queens Library - North Hills Branch
  • 57-04 Marathon Pkwy., Little Neck
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Make your very own playdough!

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Kid Flicks

  • Apr. 27, 2020, 4:00pm
  • New York Public Library - Yorkville Branch
  • 222 East 79th Street, Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Watch short films based on popular picture books including "Caps for Sale" and "Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree."

 

 

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DIY Bouncy Ball

  • Apr. 28, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Who doesn't love to play with a bouncy ball? Now you can make your very own with this simple craft. Ages 7 & up. Registration recommended. ...

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STEM: Make A Butterfly Life Cycle!

  • Apr. 28, 2020, 3:00-3:45pm
  • Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
  • 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly in this interactive crafting project.

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How to Draw Pokémon with McKel Supreme of Night and Day Anime

  • Apr. 28, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Glen Cove Library
  • 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn how to create the desired resemblance to Pokémon characters by applying a few simple techniques. Grades 2 and up. Registration required. 

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Advanced Baby Sign Language

  • Apr. 28, 2020, 10:30-11:15am
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Children ages 3 months-3 years and a caregiver are invited to learn baby sign language on a more advanced level at the World of Sing and Sign Workshop.

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Kindergarten Readiness

  • Apr. 28, 2020, 4:30-5:15pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Your child will work on a variety of skills to ease them into their future roles of being a student. Ages 3-5. Call to register. 

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Sensory Storytime

  • Apr. 29, 2020, 10:30-11:30am
  • Emerson Public Library
  • 20 Palisade Ave., Emerson
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

This sensory enhanced class includes stories, songs, and play with a focus on social skills and developmental benefits. Space is limited to welcome those who have a hard time in large groups. Registration is required. Ages 2-5.

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Trash to Treasure

  • Apr. 29, 2020, 4-5pm
  • The Field Library
  • 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Make a fun craft using recycled materials.

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DIY Paper Roll Dragon

  • Apr. 29, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

You won't get burned by these awesome fire-breathing dragons. All ages - under 5 with caregiver Registration recommended. Sponsored by The Frie...

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A Reptile 'Edventure' And Conservation Presentation With Erik Callender

  • Apr. 29, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Queensboro Hill Branch
  • 60-05 Main St., Flushing
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

A unique opportunity to see and learn about the importance of conservation and reptiles, amphibians, and insects from around the world.

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The Big Brooklyn Playdate

  • Apr. 29, 2020, 10:30am-12pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library — Central Library
  • 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Stop by the Big Brooklyn Playdate to enjoy fun games and activities that delight young children and encourage early literacy. Ages birth-3 years.

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