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1 : Free Programs March–May 2012

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FREE PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

The

New York

Public

Library

March–May 2012


1 : Free Programs March–May 2012

Inwood

Fort Washington

BROADWAY

Washington Heights

Hamilton Grange

George Bruce

Morningside Heights

Riverside

The New York Public Library

for the Performing Arts

Columbus

Manhattan

ST NICHOLAS AV

Bloomingdale

W 86ST

St. Agnes

Hudson Park

Macomb’s Bridge

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

10 AV

W 181 ST

AMSTERDAM AV

DOUGLASS BLVD

Muhlenberg

Andrew Heiskell Braille

and Talking Book Library

Jefferson Market

LEROY ST

145 ST

135 ST

8 AV

A.C.POWELL JR BLVD

Countee Cullen

Schomburg Center for Research

in Black Culture

125th Street

Harlem/CRW

115th Street

CENTRAL PARK

CANAL ST

7 AV

53 ST

Grand Central

42 ST

BEDFORD ST

6 AV

Battery Park City

New Amsterdam

MURRAY ST

FIFTH AVENUE

FIFTH AVENUE

Aguilar/CRW

96th Street

58th Street

Yorkville

Webster

67th Street

Terence Cardinal

Cooke-Cathedral

Mid-Manhattan

Science, Industry and

Business Library

23 ST

Kips Bay

Epiphany

BROADWAY

LEXINGTON AVENUE

110 ST

14 ST

Roosevelt Island

Tompkins Square/CRW

Ottendorfer

Hamilton Fish Park

Mulberry Street

E HOUSTON ST

E BROADWAY

Seward Park/CRW

Chatham Square

Riverdale

Spuyten Duyvil

BROADWAY

Kingsbridge

Van Cortlandt

W 231 ST

VAN

CORTLANDT

PARK

Jerome Park

Bronx Library Center/CRW

Francis Martin

DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD

YETMAN AV

181 ST

Tottenville •

Mosholu

Sedgwick

Woodlawn Heights

Belmont

Tremont

• Grand Concourse

Huguenot Park •

Allerton

West Farms

High Bridge Morrisania

Woodstock

GRAND CONCOURSE

AMBOY ROAD

KATONAH AV

WEBSTER AV

FORDHAM RD

THIRD AV

Melrose

Mott Haven

E 140TH ST

HUGUENOT AV

WHITE PLAINS ROAD

Wakefield/CRW

WESTCHESTER AV

West New Brighton •

Port Richmond

Stapleton

VICTORY BLVD

HYLAN BOULEVARD

GUN HILL ROAD

SOUTHERN BLVD

FOREST AV

Great Kills

Edenwald

Baychester

PELHAM PARKWAY

Eastchester

Van Nest

Morris Park

TREMONT AV

Hunt’s Point

RICHMOND AV

NEW ENGLAND THRUWAY

Parkchester

Throg’s Neck

Clason’s Point

Castle Hill

Todt Hill-Westerleigh

Dongan Hills

• Richmondtown

GRIFFORDS LANE

JEWETT AV

Westchester Square

Bronx

RICHMOND TERRACE

RICHMOND ROAD

New Dorp

NEW DORP LANE

CLOVE ROAD

CIT Y ISLAND RD

Pelham Bay

Soundview

SEAVIEW AV

City Island

St. George/CRW

BAY ST

Staten Island

South Beach

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2 Early Childhood Programs

5 Programs for Children in K–6

6 KidsLIVE at the NYPL

9 Special Events

13 More Programs for Children

14 Directory of Libraries

UpRoar

U2 Teen Happenings

U3 TeenLIVE at the NYPL

U6 Be There: Special Programs for Teens

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Foundations, 2012

Welcome www.nypl.org

The New York Public Library offers a wide variety of programming

for children and teens throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and

Staten Island. Explore the listings in this program guide to

discover the range of activities presented in an environment

that will inspire a spirit of creativity, exploration, and intellectual

growth. For more information, contact the Office of Children’s

Services at 212-340-0906 or the Office of Young Adult Services

at 212-340-0909. Library hours may vary and are subject to

change; call to confirm. Programs and activities are subject to

change or cancellation; visit www.nypl.org/events for up-todate

information.

All New York Public Library locations will be closed for holiday

observance on the following days:

April 8, May 26–28.

Thank You!

Major support for children’s and young adult programming

is provided by the Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. Barakett

Endowment for Children’s and Young Adult Programs

and Services.

Major support for children’s and young adult programming

is provided by the Katerina and Andreas C. Dracopoulos

Family Endowment for Young Audiences.

Additional support is provided by the Estate of Charles

J. Mauro; the Estate of William C. Morris; the Estate

of Esther Manes; New York Life Foundation; MetLife

Foundation; Sandra Priest Rose; Con Edison; Mr. and

Mrs. John Klingenstein; Beth and Christopher Kojima;

Milton S. Teicher; Mr. and Mrs. George T. Votis; The

Walt Disney Company; and an anonymous donor.

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The New York Public Library Cubs Program is an

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2 : The New York Public Library Roar!

3 : Free Programs March–May 2012

Early Childhood Programs

Baby Story Time, Toddler Story Time, and Preschool Story Time

for children and their parents/caregivers

www.nypl.org

BRONX

Baby Story Time

For babies from birth to 18 months and their parents/caregivers.

City Island Thursdays 11 a.m. Mar 8, 22; Apr 12, 26;

May 10, 24

Eastchester Thursdays 11 a.m. Mar 1; Apr 5; May 3

Kingsbridge Thursdays 10:30 a.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Pelham Bay Tuesdays 11 a.m. Mar 6; Apr 10; May 8

STATEN ISLAND

Great Kills Mondays 11 a.m. Mar 12, 26; Apr 9, 23

New Dorp *Fridays 10:30 a.m. Mar 2; May 4

South Beach Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. Mar 14; Apr 11; May 9

Tottenville Thursdays 11 a.m. Apr 5, 12, 19, 26

West New Brighton Fridays 10:30 a.m. Mar 2; Apr 6

Riverdale Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. Mar 13, 27; Apr 10, 24;

May 8, 22

Sedgwick Wednesdays 11 a.m. Mar 14, 28; Apr 11, 25;

Spuyten Duyvil

Thursdays 10:30 a.m.;

11:30 a.m.

May 9, 23

Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Throg’s Neck Tuesdays 10 a.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

Inwood Tuesdays 11:15 a.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Kips Bay

Muhlenberg

Wednesdays 11 a.m.;

11:30 a.m.

*Mondays 10:30 a.m.;

11:30 a.m.

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

Sedgwick Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. Mar 14, 28; Apr 11, 25;

May 9, 23

Spuyten Duyvil Tuesdays 11 a.m. Mar 6, 20; Apr 3, 17;

May 1, 15, 29

Throg’s Neck Thursdays 11 a.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Woodlawn Heights Thursdays 11 a.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

MANHATTAN

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Battery Park City Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24

Thursdays 11:30 a.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Bloomingdale Mondays 10:30 a.m. Mar 12; Apr 2; May 7

Hudson Park Wednesdays 11:15 a.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Inwood Thursdays 11:15 a.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Kips Bay Mondays 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Muhlenberg

Mulberry Street

*Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.;

11:30 a.m.

Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.;

11:30 a.m.

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

Mar 14, 21, 28; Apr 11, 18, 25;

May 9, 16, 23

Mar 6, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

New Amsterdam Thursdays 10:30 a.m. Mar 1, 8; Apr 5, 12; May 3, 10

Ottendorfer

Mondays 11:30 a.m.;

1:30 p.m.

Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

Roosevelt Island Mondays 10:30 a.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

St. Agnes

Wednesdays 11 a.m.;

11:45 a.m.

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

Mar 7, 21; Apr 4, 18;

May 2, 16

Yorkville Tuesdays 11 a.m. Mar 20; Apr 17; May 15

BRONX

NYPL BOOK PICK

The Library recently released 100 Titles

for Reading and Sharing: Children’s

Books 2011, a list of the best children’s

books published last year as chosen by

NYPL librarians. You can see the entire

list, which features books for kids from

2 to 12, at bit.ly/100Titles.

Here’s a favorite in the picture-book

category (for kids 2 to 6):

A Ball for Daisy

Chris Raschka

Schwartz & Wade

Young children will feel a puppy’s heartbreak

at the loss of a beloved ball and enjoy the

simple delights that new friends can bring.

Toddler Story Time

For toddlers from 18 months to 3 years and their parents/caregivers.

City Island Tuesdays 11 a.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 17, 24, 10;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Edenwald Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Jerome Park Wednesdays 11 a.m. Mar 21; Apr 18; May 16

Kingsbridge Wednesdays 11 a.m. Mar 7, 14

Morris Park Thursdays 10:30 a.m. Mar 15, 29; Apr 19, 26;

May 10, 24

Mosholu Thursdays 10:30 a.m. Mar 1, 8, 15; Apr 5, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17

Pelham Bay Wednesdays 11 a.m. Mar 7, 21; Apr 4, 18;

May 2, 16

PHOTO BY YOSHIO ITAGAKI

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Van Nest Tuesdays 11 a.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Westchester Square Saturdays 11 a.m. Apr 7, 21; May 5, 19

MANHATTAN

125th Street Wednesdays 11:15 a.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25

Battery Park City Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Bloomingdale Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27

Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.; 11 a.m. Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Chatham Square Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. Mar 21; Apr 18; May 16

Children’s Center

at 42nd Street

Thursdays 10:30 a.m.;

11:30 a.m.

Mar 1, 8

Columbus Tuesdays 11 a.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Countee Cullen Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Hamilton Fish Park Thursdays 10:15 a.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Hudson Park Mondays 11:15 a.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

Mulberry Street

Thursdays 10:30 a.m.;

11:30 a.m.

Mar 1, 8, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

New Amsterdam Thursdays 10:30 a.m. Mar 15, 22; Apr 19, 26;

May 17, 24

Ottendorfer Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Thursdays 4 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Roosevelt Island Wednesdays 11 a.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

St. Agnes

Webster

Wednesdays 11 a.m.;

11:45 a.m.

Wednesdays 11 a.m.;

11:15 a.m.; 11:45 a.m.

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Mar 14, 28; Apr 11, 25;

May 9, 23

Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Yorkville Tuesdays 11 a.m. Mar 6; Apr 3; May 1

STATEN ISLAND

Great Kills *Thursdays 11 a.m. Mar 15, 29; Apr 12, 26

New Dorp Fridays 10:30 a.m. Apr 6, 13

Port Richmond Fridays 10:30 a.m. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

Apr 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18

Tottenville Fridays 10:30 a.m. Mar 2; Apr 13; May 4

West New Brighton Thursdays 11 a.m. Mar 15; Apr 19

CELEBRATE SPRING WITH PLAYS

AND MUSIC FOR KIDS AT NYPL!

Discover the world of poetry in the fun musical puppet performance

Blown Away by Poetry (see page 9). Other programs feature Chinese dance,

Irish folktales, stories of remarkable women, and exciting science demos.

See the full listing of this season’s theater and music events for kids 3 to 12

on pages 9–12.

*Preregistration required

*Preregistration required


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5 : Free Programs March–May 2012

Early Childhood Programs

Baby Story Time, Toddler Story Time, and Preschool Story Time

for children and their parents/caregivers

Programs for Children in K–6

Arts & Crafts, Computers & Technology, Film,

Games & Chess, Gaming, Music, and Reading Aloud

Preschool Story Time

For preschoolers from 3 to 5 years and their parents/caregivers.

BRONX

Allerton Wednesdays 11 a.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Eastchester Tuesdays 11 a.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Grand Concourse Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Hunt’s Point Thursdays 4 p.m. Apr 5, 19; May 3, 17

Fridays 4 p.m. Mar 2, 16

Morris Park Saturdays 3 p.m. Mar 10, 24; Apr 14; May 5, 19

Parkchester Fridays 11 a.m. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Pelham Bay Wednesdays 11 a.m. Mar 14, 28; Apr 11, 25;

May 9, 23

Sedgwick Tuesdays 11 a.m. Mar 20; Apr 17; May 15

Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. Mar 14, 28; Apr 11, 25;

May 9, 23

Tremont Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Westchester Square Wednesdays 11 a.m. Mar 7, 21; Apr 11, 25;

May 9, 23

MANHATTAN

Bloomingdale Thursdays 4 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Countee Cullen Thursdays 10:30 a.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Inwood Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Kips Bay Fridays 3 p.m. Mar 2; Apr 13; May 4

Muhlenberg Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

Yorkville Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

STATEN ISLAND

Great Kills *Fridays 11 a.m. Mar 16, 30; Apr 13, 27

New Dorp *Wednesdays 11 a.m. Mar 14, Apr 11; May 16

Richmondtown Tuesdays 1 p.m. Mar 13, 27

South Beach Fridays 10:30 a.m. Mar 16; May 18

Todt Hill–Westerleigh *Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. Mar 7, 14; Apr 4, 11; May 2, 9

BILINGUAL BIRDIES

In this foreign language and live music program, children learn basic

vocabulary and short phrases in a second language while singing,

dancing, and playing with instruments and fun props. Each session

ends with a lively bubble dance party! For ages newborn to 5 years with

parents/caregivers.

English-Spanish

BRONX :: Clason’s Point Thurs, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 11 a.m.

Grand Concourse Tues, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 10:30 a.m.

MANHATTAN :: Epiphany Wed, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 1 p.m.

Inwood Fri, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; 10:30 a.m.

Fort Washington Sat, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;

Apr 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; 12 noon

Ottendorfer Sat, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;

Apr 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; 11:30 a.m.

English-French

MANHATTAN :: Columbus Thurs, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 11 a.m.

English-Mandarin

MANHATTAN :: Seward Park Mon, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21; 3:30 p.m.

Arts & Crafts

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Passover, Earth Day, Cinco de

Mayo, and Mother’s Day by creating fun projects using a variety

of materials and skills.

BRONX

Allerton Fridays 4 p.m. Mar 2, 16, 30;

Apr 12, 27; May 11, 25

Belmont Thursdays 4 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

City Island Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 13; Apr 3; May 8

Eastchester Thursdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 8; Apr 12; May 10

Edenwald Fridays 3:30 p.m. Mar 16; Apr 20; May 4

Jerome Park Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 5; Apr 2; May 7

Morris Park Fridays 3:30 p.m. Mar 2, 9, 23; Apr 20;

May 4, 18

Morrisania Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 14, 28; Apr 11, 25;

May 9, 23

Mosholu Friday 3:30 p.m. May 11

Pelham Bay Fridays 11 a.m. Mar 2, 16; Apr 6, 20;

May 4, 18

Friday 3:30 p.m. Mar 16

Spuyten Duyvil *Monday 3 p.m. May 7

Throg’s Neck Mondays 3 p.m. Mar 5, 12; Apr 2, 9, 16;

May 7, 14

Wakefield Wednesdays 4 p.m. Mar 14; Apr 18; May 16

West Farms Mondays 3:30 p.m. Mar 12, 26; Apr 9, 23;

May 7, 14

Westchester Square Tuesdays 4 p.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24

Fridays 4 p.m. Mar 2, 16; Apr 6, 20;

May 4, 18

Woodstock Wednesday 3 p.m. Mar 21

Friday 3 p.m. May 11

MANHATTAN

125th Street Tuesday 4 p.m. Mar 20

*Wednesdays 4 p.m. Mar 7, 28; Apr 4

Kips Bay Fridays 3 p.m. Mar 9; Apr 27; May 11

Mulberry Street Fridays 4 p.m. Mar 2; Apr 13; May 4

St. Agnes Friday 3:30 p.m. Mar 2

Yorkville *Tuesdays 4 p.m. Mar 27; Apr 24; May 29

STATEN ISLAND

Dongan Hills *Fridays 3:30 p.m. Mar 9; May 4

New Dorp *Thursdays 4 p.m. Mar 15; Apr 26; May 17

Richmondtown Thursday 4 p.m. Mar 29

South Beach Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 5, 19; Apr 2, 16;

May 7, 21

Wednesday 4 p.m. May 16

Thursdays 4 p.m. Mar 15; Apr 19

Tottenville

*Tuesday 4 p.m.

*Thursdays 4 p.m.

May 22

Mar 15; Apr 5

Computers & Technology

Get an introduction to the computer and the Internet.

BRONX

Eastchester Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 7, 21; Apr 11, 25;

May 9, 23

Edenwald Monday 4 p.m. Mar 26

Fridays 4 p.m. Apr 27; May 18

Pelham Bay Mondays 3:15 p.m. Mar 12; Apr 2; May 14

Throg’s Neck Mondays 3:30 p.m. Mar 26; Apr 30; May 21

Tremont Saturdays 11 a.m. Mar 3, 17; Apr 7, 21;

May 5, 19

Wakefield Thursdays 4 p.m. Mar 1; Apr 12; May 10

Westchester Square Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23; May 7, 14, 21

MANHATTAN

Countee Cullen Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

Kips Bay

Tuesday 4 p.m.

Thursdays 4 p.m.

May 15

Mar 22; Apr 19

STATEN ISLAND

Port Richmond Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 19; Apr 16; May 14

West New Brighton Thursday 4 p.m. Mar 22

BRONX

Film

Watch new and classic films.

Castle Hill Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 6; Apr 10; May 8

Jerome Park Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 12; Apr 9; May 14

Morrisania Thursdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Wakefield Thursdays 4 p.m. Mar 29; Apr 26; May 24

MANHATTAN

125th Street Tuesday 4 p.m. Mar 6

Thursdays 4 p.m. Apr 5; May 3

Chatham Square Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. Mar 7; Apr 4; May 2

Fridays 10:30 a.m. Mar 9; Apr 6; May 4

Children’s Center

Wednesday 2 p.m. Mar 7

at 42nd Street

Kips Bay Tuesdays 4 p.m. Mar 20; Apr 24; May 22

Morningside Heights Fridays 4 p.m. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27;

May 4, 11, 18, 25

New Amsterdam Thursdays 4 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

St. Agnes Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23; May 7, 14, 21

Yorkville Wednesdays 4 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

*Preregistration required

*Preregistration required


6 : The New York Public Library Roar!

7 : Free Programs March–May 2012

Arts & Crafts, Computers & Technology, Film,

Programs for Children in K–6 Games & Chess, Gaming, Music, and Reading Aloud

www.nypl.org

Kristi Yamaguchi

MANHATTAN :: Battery Park City Tues, Mar 6; 3:30 p.m.

Olympic figure-skating champion, Dancing with the Stars performer,

and author Kristi Yamaguchi shares her new book, It’s a Big World,

Little Pig!, a follow-up to Dream Big, Little Pig!

KidsLIVE takes children and their families on an enriching cultural

and educational journey, which includes musical performances, live

theater, opportunities to meet authors and illustrators, and much more.

KidsLIVE programs feature presenters who reflect the rich diversity

of New York City and help young audiences develop their creativity,

talents, and love for learning. Visit www.nypl.org/kidslive for more

information, including program schedules and past program videos.

KidsLIVE programs are sponsored by the Katerina and Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family

Endowment for Young Audiences.

Games & Chess

Play a variety of board and card games of all type and skill levels.

BRONX

Belmont Fridays 3 p.m. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27;

May 4, 11, 18, 25

Hunt’s Point Tuesdays 4 p.m. Mar 6, 13, 20; Apr 3; May 1

Jerome Park Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 19; Apr 16; May 21

Morris Park Fridays 3:30 p.m. Mar 16, 30; Apr 13, 27;

May 11, 25

Saturdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 3; Apr 21

Morrisania Saturdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;

Apr 7, 14, 21, 28;

May 5, 12, 19

Wakefield Fridays 3:30 p.m. Mar 9, 23; Apr 6, 20;

May 4, 18

West Farms Fridays 3:30 p.m. Mar 2, 23; Apr 6, 20;

May 4, 18

Westchester Square Saturdays 2 p.m. Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;

Apr 7, 14, 21, 28;

May 5, 12, 19

MANHATTAN

125th Street Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24

Saturdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;

Apr 7, 14, 21, 28

Countee Cullen Saturdays 1 p.m. Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;

Apr 7, 14, 21, 28;

May 5, 12, 19

George Bruce Fridays 3 p.m. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27;

May 4, 11, 18, 25

Saturdays 10 a.m. Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;

Apr 7, 14, 21, 28;

May 5, 12, 19

Hamilton Fish Park Fridays 3:30 p.m. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27;

May 4, 11, 18, 25

Gaming

Play Wii, PS3, and Xbox games at the Library.

BRONX

Belmont Tuesdays 4 p.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Castle Hill Fridays 3:30 p.m. Mar 2, 16; Apr 6, 20;

May 4, 18

Hunt’s Point Thursdays 4 p.m. Mar 8; Apr 5; May 3

Morrisania Fridays 3:30 p.m. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27;

May 4, 11, 18, 25

PHOTO BY ERICKA McCONNELL

Mott Haven Fridays 3:30 p.m. Mar 2, 9, 16, 30;

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27;

May 4, 11, 18, 25

Pelham Bay Thursdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Throg’s Neck Wednesdays 3 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 9, 16, 23, 30

Wakefield Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 13, 21

West Farms Thursdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 15, 29; Apr 12, 26;

May 10, 24

MANHATTAN

125th Street Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26

BRONX

Music

Enjoy performances and introductions to vaious musical instruments.

Allerton Fridays 4 p.m. Mar 9, 23; Apr 6, 20;

MANHATTAN

Mondays 3:30 p.m. Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Chatham Square Tuesday 2 p.m. Apr 10

Friday 2 p.m. Apr 13

Children’s Center

Friday 2 p.m. Apr 13

at 42nd Street

Columbus Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

George Bruce Wednesdays 4 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Hamilton Fish Park Tuesdays 4 p.m. Mar 13, 27; Apr 10, 24;

May 8, 22

Kips Bay Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

Yorkville *Fridays 3 p.m. Mar 16; Apr 20; May 18

STATEN ISLAND

New Dorp *Thursday 4 p.m. May 3

West New Brighton Fridays 3:30 p.m. Mar 9; Apr 13; May 11

May 4, 18

Hudson Park Thursdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Ottendorfer Wednesdays 12 noon Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Reading Aloud

A librarian shares favorite picture books, providing children with the

wonder of books and the joy of reading.

BRONX

Allerton Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Belmont Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 5, 19; Apr 9, 23

Castle Hill Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 5, 19; Apr 9, 23;

May 7, 21

City Island Thursdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Eastchester

Tuesdays 3:30 p.m.

Wednesdays 3:30 p.m.

Apr 10, 24; May 8, 22

Mar 14, 28

Edenwald Tuesdays 4 p.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Grand Concourse Tuesdays 4 p.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Jerome Park Fridays 4 p.m. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23;

Apr 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18

Kingsbridge Saturdays 1 p.m. Mar 3; Apr 7; May 5

Morris Park Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

Morrisania Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

NYPL BOOK PICK

Here’s a fun title from the early

chapter book category (for kids 6 to 8)

from NYPL’s 100 Titles for Reading and

Sharing: Children’s Books 2011.

The No. 1 Car Spotter

Atinuke

Illustrated by Warwick Johnson Cadwell

Kane/Miller

Meet Oluwalase Babalunde Benson

(aka No. 1). He and his friend Coca-

Cola pitch in whenever a problem in

their village needs to be solved.

From 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing: Children’s Books 2011, a list

of the best children’s books published last year as chosen by NYPL

librarians. You can see the entire list, which features books for kids

from 2 to 12, at bit.ly/100Titles.


8 : The New York Public Library Roar!

9 : Free Programs March–May 2012

Programs for Children in K–6

Arts & Crafts, Computers & Technology, Film,

Games & Chess, Gaming, Music, and Reading Aloud

Special Events: Plays, Music, and More!

Mosholu Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

Parkchester Mondays 3:30 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Pelham Bay Wednesdays 4 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23

Riverdale Wednesdays 4 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28

Sedgwick Mondays 3:30 p.m. Mar 12, 26; Apr 9, 23;

May 14, 21

Spuyten Duyvil Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

Throg’s Neck Fridays 2:30 p.m. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27;

May 4, 11, 18

Tremont Thursdays 4 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Van Nest Thursdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Wakefield Tuesdays 4 p.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

West Farms Tuesdays 4 p.m. Mar 20; Apr 24; May 29

Westchester Square Wednesdays 4 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21; Apr 4, 11, 18;

May 2, 9, 16, 23

Woodstock Saturdays 1 p.m. Mar 10, 24; Apr 14, 28

MANHATTAN

Battery Park City Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

Bloomingdale Fridays 3:30 p.m. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27;

May 4, 11, 18, 25

Chatham Square Saturdays 11 a.m. Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;

Apr 7, 14, 21, 28;

May 5, 12, 19

Countee Cullen Saturdays 11 a.m. Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;

Apr 7, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19

George Bruce Tuesdays 11:15 a.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Hamilton Fish Park Wednesdays 4 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Kips Bay Thursdays 3 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Morningside Heights Thursdays 4 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

New Amsterdam Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

Roosevelt Island Fridays 3:30 p.m. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27;

May 4, 11, 18, 25

St. Agnes Wednesdays 4 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Webster Tuesdays 4 p.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

STATEN ISLAND

Huguenot Park Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 20;

May 7, 14, 21

New Dorp *Wednesdays 4 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Port Richmond Wednesdays 4 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Richmondtown Fridays 3:30 p.m. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

South Beach Tuesdays 4 p.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Tottenville Wednesdays 4 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

West New Brighton Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25

PHOTO BY SEAN SCANLIN

Big Top Science

Step into three rings of fun to see chemistry and

physics demos that explain how a bed of nails can

provide a great night’s sleep and how important

balance can be to a tightrope walker. Presented by

Mad Science of Manhattan and Westchester. For

ages 4 and older.

BRONX :: Castle Hill Tues, Apr 24; 4 p.m.

Clason’s Point Thurs, Apr 26; 3:30 p.m.

Melrose Tues, Apr 3; 4 p.m.

Pelham Bay Fri, Apr 13; 3:30 p.m.

West Farms Tues, Apr 17; 4 p.m.

Westchester Square Thurs, Apr 19; 3:30 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: 125th Street Fri, Apr 6; 4 p.m.

Aguilar Mon, Apr 16; 4 p.m.

George Bruce Mon, Apr 23; 4 p.m.

Ottendorfer Tues, Apr 10; 4 p.m.

Riverside Fri, Apr 20; 3:30 p.m.

Roosevelt Island Wed, Apr 18; 4 p.m.

St. Agnes Mon, Apr 9; 4 p.m.

Yorkville Thurs, Apr 12; 4 p.m.

Blown Away by Poetry

Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the most celebrated

poets of the Romantic period. To celebrate National

Poetry Month, meet some singing puppets, learn

about poetry, and compose your own poem!

Presented by Urban Stages. For ages 6 and older.

BRONX :: Clason’s Point Thurs, Apr 19; 3:30 p.m.

Eastchester Tues, Apr 17; 4 p.m.

Francis Martin Wed, Apr 11; 4 p.m.

Grand Concourse Wed, Apr 4; 4 p.m.

Hunt’s Point Tues, Apr 10; 4 p.m.

Jerome Park Tues, Apr 24; 4 p.m.

Kingsbridge Thurs, Apr 12; 4 p.m.

SUPPORT THE LIBRARY

MANHATTAN :: 125th Street Fri, Apr 20; 4 p.m.

Countee Cullen Sat, Apr 21; 2 p.m.

Epiphany Mon, Apr 23; 4 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND :: Great Kills Wed, Apr 25; 4 p.m.

Chinese Ribbon Dance

Learn the Chinese ribbon dance with the Red Silk

Dancers, who demonstrate how to wave a long silk

ribbon to create rainbows, dragons, and waterfalls.

For ages 4 to 12.

BRONX :: Baychester Sat, May 12; 11 a.m.

Belmont Thurs, May 3; 4 p.m.

Castle Hill Wed, May 2; 4 p.m.

Clason’s Point Thurs, Apr 19; 3:30 p.m.

Eastchester Mon, May 14; 3:30 p.m.

Edenwald Wed, Apr 25; 4 p.m.

Francis Martin Wed, May 9; 4 p.m.

Jerome Park Tues, Apr 17; 4 p.m.

Kingsbridge Tues, Apr 10; 4 p.m.

Melrose Tues, May 15; 4 p.m.

Morrisania Mon, Apr 16; 3:30 p.m.

Sedgwick Wed, May 16; 3:45 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: 115th Street Mon, Apr 23; 4 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND :: New Dorp Thurs, Apr 12; 4 p.m.

Port Richmond Tues, May 8; 3:30 p.m.

St. George Library Center Wed, Apr 18; 4 p.m.

Tottenville Mon, Apr 9; 4 p.m.

West New Brighton Tues, Apr 24; 4 p.m.

Every afternoon, 30,000 youngsters and teens visit the Library to borrow a book or take

advantage of the enriching programs listed in this brochure. You can help provide muchneeded

funds to buy books, underwrite programs, and expand opportunities for children

to explore, learn, and grow by making a donation to the Library today!

Become a Friend of the Library for as little as $25. Your contribution will be put to work

immediately to benefit the children of New York. As a Friend, you will enjoy special benefits,

including discounts on LIVE from the NYPL tickets and at our Library Shop. To join, visit

www.nypl.org/support or call 212-930-0653.

An annual gift of $1,000 or more will make you and your family members of our Library Cubs

Program. In return for your generous support, you will be invited to exclusive library-themed

events held throughout the year, and receive an array of special benefits designed for the whole

family to enjoy. For additional information, visit www.nypl.org/cubs or call 212-930-0670.

Gadgets and Gizmos: Hot-Air Balloons

Discover how hot-air balloons float and how they are

constructed. Presented by the Children’s Museum of

Manhattan. For ages 6 to 12.

BRONX :: Belmont Mon, Apr 23; 4 p.m.

Castle Hill Wed, Apr 4; 4 p.m.

Kingsbridge Tues, Apr 17; 4 p.m.

Mosholu Wed, Apr 11; 3 p.m.

Parkchester Thurs, Apr 12; 3:30 p.m.

Spuyten Duyvil Tues, Apr 24; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: 125th Street Fri, Apr 20; 4 p.m.

Fort Washington Tues, Apr 10; 4 p.m.

George Bruce Mon, Apr 9; 4 p.m.

Inwood Mon, Apr 16; 4 p.m.

Roosevelt Island Wed, Apr 25; 4 p.m.

St. Agnes Fri, Apr 13; 3:30 p.m.

Gadgets and Gizmos: Propellers

Explore how fan and propeller blades are used by

different flying machines to push air and engage

in flight. Presented by the Children’s Museum of

Manhattan. For ages 6 to 12.

BRONX :: Castle Hill Tues, Mar 13; 4 p.m.

Hunt’s Point Mon, Mar 12; 4:30 p.m.

Parkchester Tues, Mar 27; 3:30 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: George Bruce Mon, Mar 26; 4 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Park Thurs, Mar 22; 4 p.m.

Harlem Thurs, Mar 8; 4 p.m.

Inwood Mon, Mar 19; 4 p.m.

Morningside Heights Thurs, Mar 29; 4 p.m.

Ottendorfer Tues, Mar 20; 4 p.m.

Riverside Fri, Mar 9; 3:30 p.m.

Roosevelt Island Wed, Mar 14; 4 p.m.

St. Agnes Thurs, Mar 15; 4 p.m.

*Preregistration required


10 : The New York Public Library Roar!

11 : Free Programs March–May 2012

Special Events: Plays, Music, and More!

www.nypl.org

See the Golem come to life in the Bronx, Manhattan, and

Staten Island.

Gadgets and Gizmos: Submarines

Learn how pressure, density, and buoyancy work and

make it possible for sailors to live underwater for

months—or even years—in a submarine! Presented

by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. For ages

6 to 12.

BRONX :: Castle Hill Wed, May 9; 4 p.m.

Kingsbridge Tues, May 22; 4 p.m.

Parkchester Tues, May 15; 3:30 p.m.

Spuyten Duyvil Fri, May 4; 3:30 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: 96th Street Thurs, May 17; 4 p.m.

125th Street Fri, May 18; 4 p.m.

Aguilar Mon, May 7; 4 p.m.

Epiphany Mon, May 21; 3 p.m.

Inwood Thurs, May 31; 4 p.m.

Muhlenberg Thurs, May 10; 4 p.m.

Riverside Wed, May 9; 4 p.m.

Roosevelt Island Mon, May 14; 4 p.m.

Yorkville Thurs, May 24; 4 p.m.

Girls Are Heroes Too!

Regina Ress tells folktales from around the world

that celebrate the strength and smarts of women

and girls, including clever, brave, feisty girls

who outwit an ogre! Good fun for the boys too!

For ages 5 and older.

BRONX :: Allerton Tues, Mar 6; 4 p.m.

Baychester Sat, Mar 31; 11 a.m.

City Island Mon, Mar 12; 4 p.m.

Clason’s Point Thurs, Mar 22; 3:30 p.m.

Francis Martin Tues, Mar 20; 4 p.m.

Kingsbridge Thurs, Mar 8; 4 p.m.

Pelham Bay Fri, Mar 23; 3:30 p.m.

Sedgwick Wed, Mar 21; 3:45 p.m.

Spuyten Duyvil Tues, Mar 13; 3:30 p.m.

Woodstock Wed, Mar 28; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Aguilar Mon, Mar 5; 4 p.m.

The Golem

Monsters come in all shapes and sizes, but have

you ever encountered a monster made of mud?

Meet just such a creature—the Golem—in this

modern adaptation of a classic Jewish folklore.

Presented by Urban Stages. For ages 5 and older.

BRONX :: Morris Park Wed, Apr 18; 3:30 p.m.

Parkchester Fri, Apr 20; 3:30 p.m.

Spuyten Duyvil Tues, Apr 17; 4 p.m.

Van Cortlandt Wed, Apr 11; 3:30 p.m.

Westchester Square Thurs, Apr 12; 3:30 p.m.

Woodlawn Heights Thurs, Apr 26; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Bloomingdale Mon, Apr 9; 4 p.m.

Children’s Center at 42nd Street Sat, Apr 14; 3 p.m.

Epiphany Mon, Apr 16; 4 p.m.

Fort Washington Tues, Apr 3; 4 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Park Thurs, Apr 5; 4 p.m.

Inwood Thurs, Apr 19; 4 p.m.

Jefferson Market Tues, Apr 10; 3:30 p.m.

Riverside Tues, Apr 24; 4 p.m.

Yorkville Mon, Apr 23; 4 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND :: Dongan Hills Wed, Apr 25; 4 p.m.

Irish Dancing

Learn the basic moves of traditional Irish step

dancing. Presented by Urban Stages. For ages 5 to 12.

BRONX :: Soundview Wed, Mar 14; 3:30 p.m.

Westchester Square Thurs, Mar 15; 3:30 p.m.

Woodlawn Heights Mon, Mar 5; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Yorkville Thurs, Mar 8; 4 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND :: Port Richmond Tues, Mar 13; 4 p.m.

The Last Pine Tree on Eagle Mountain

This musical performance tells the story

of friendship between an unlikely duo and

explores the relationship between animals

and their environments. Presented by Urban

Stages. For ages 3 to 10.

BRONX :: Baychester Sat, Apr 14; 11 am

Belmont Mon, Apr 30; 4 p.m.

Bronx Library Center Sat, Apr 28; 2 p.m.

Castle Hill Wed, Apr 18; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Aguilar Mon, Apr 9; 4 p.m.

Children’s Center at 42nd Street Sat, Apr 21; 3 p.m.

Epiphany Tues, Apr 10; 4 p.m.

Fort Washington Tues, Apr 17; 4 p.m.

George Bruce Mon, Apr 2; 4 p.m.

Harlem Thurs, Apr 26; 4 p.m.

Inwood Thurs, Apr 12; 4 p.m.

Kips Bay Fri, Apr 20; 3:30 p.m.

Morningside Heights Thurs, Apr 19; 4 p.m.

Muhlenberg Wed, Apr 4; 4 p.m.

Webster Mon, Apr 23; 4 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND :: St. George Library Center

Thurs, Apr 5; 3 p.m.

Marvels of Motion

Explore Isaac Newton’s laws of motion by watching

physics experiments that demonstrate the power

of different forces. Presented by Mad Science of

Westchester and Manhattan. For ages 5 and older.

BRONX :: Belmont Mon, Mar 19; 4 p.m.

Eastchester Tues, Mar 13; 3:30 p.m.

Francis Martin Wed, Mar 7; 4 p.m.

Grand Concourse Wed, Mar 14; 4 p.m.

Jerome Park Tues, Mar 20; 4 p.m.

Kingsbridge Thurs, Mar 22; 4 p.m.

Morris Park Wed, Mar 28; 3:30 p.m.

Morrisania Mon, Mar 5; 3:30 p.m.

Mosholu Tues, Mar 27; 4 p.m.

Parkchester Tues, Mar 6; 3:30 p.m.

Soundview Fri, Mar 9; 4 p.m.

Spuyten Duyvil Fri, Mar 30; 3:30 p.m.

Van Cortlandt Wed, Mar 21; 3:30 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Bloomingdale Mon, Mar 26; 4 p.m.

Inwood Mon, Mar 12; 4 p.m.

Kips Bay Fri, Mar 16; 4 p.m.

Pot of Gold

Storyteller Patrick Richwood brings Irish folktales

to life using costumes, props, and music and

encourages audience participation in call-andresponse

chants and other activities. For ages 5 to 12.

BRONX :: Belmont Thurs, Mar 22; 4 p.m.

Francis Martin Tues, Apr 17; 4 p.m.

Kingsbridge Tues, Apr 24; 4 p.m.

Spuyten Duyvil Fri, Mar 9; 3:30 p.m.

Tremont Sat, Apr 21; 3 p.m.

West Farms Tues, Mar 6; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Battery Park City Thurs, Apr 19; 3:30 p.m.

Epiphany Thurs, Mar 29; 3 p.m.

Fort Washington Tues, Mar 27; 4 p.m.

Inwood Thurs, Mar 8; 4 p.m.

Morningside Heights Thurs, Mar 15; 4 p.m.

St. Agnes Fri, Apr 20; 3:30 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND :: West New Brighton Tues, Mar 13; 4 p.m.

Rosie

Who was Rosie the Riveter—and what’s a riveter?

See how one woman survived in a man’s world as

she traveled across the country to work in factories

and support the troops during World War II.

Presented by Urban Stages. For ages 9 and older.

BRONX :: Bronx Library Center Sat, Mar 24; 2 p.m.

Clason’s Point Thurs, Mar 8; 3:30 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Epiphany Mon, Mar 19; 4 p.m.

Fort Washington Tues, Mar 13; 4 p.m.

Riverside Tues, Mar 27; 3:30 p.m.

St. Agnes Thurs, Mar 29; 4 p.m.

Yorkville Thurs, Mar 22; 4 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND :: Dongan Hills Wed, Mar 21; 4 p.m.

Huguenot Park Wed, Mar 14; 4 p.m.

PHOTOS BY YOSHIO ITAGAKI

Shakespeare: The Bard

Meet William Shakespeare, an eager, young

playwright, and learn about his life, language,

and legacy. Presented by the Traveling Lantern

Theatre Company. For ages 4 and older.

BRONX :: Baychester Sat, Mar 24; 11 a.m.

Belmont Mon, Mar 5; 4 p.m.

Grand Concourse Wed, Mar 28; 4 p.m.

Mosholu Tues, Mar 6; 4 p.m.

Pelham Bay Fri, Mar 9; 3:30 p.m.

Soundview Thurs, Mar 22; 3:30 p.m.

Throg’s Neck Thurs, Mar 29; 4 p.m.

Van Nest Mon, Mar 26; 3:30 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: 96th Street Thurs, Mar 15; 4 p.m.

115th Street Mon, Mar 12; 4 p.m.

125th Street Fri, Mar 2; 4 p.m.

Children’s Center at 42nd Street Sat, Mar 10; 3 p.m.

Columbus Wed, Mar 14; 4 p.m.

Epiphany Tues, Mar 13; 4 p.m.

Fort Washington Tues, Mar 20; 4 p.m.

George Bruce Mon, Mar 19; 4 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Park Thurs, Mar 8; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Great Kills Fri, Mar 16; 3:30 p.m.

Huguenot Park Wed, Mar 7; 4 p.m.

Richmondtown Wed, Mar 21; 4 p.m.

Sojourner’s Truth chronicles the life of the former slave who became a famed speaker.

Sojourner’s Truth

“Define yourself and live your truth!” are the words of

Isabella Baumfree (Sojourner Truth), a freed ex-slave

turned abolitionist, women’s-rights activist, and

preacher. See how Sojourner overcame tremendous

obstacles and maintained her dignity and sense of

self. Presented by Urban Stages. For ages 5 and older.

BRONX :: Bronx Library Center Sat, Mar 10; 2 p.m.

Melrose Tues, Mar 13; 4 p.m.

Morrisania Mon, Mar 19; 3:30 p.m.

Soundview Fri, Mar 9; 3:30 p.m.

Wakefield Fri, Mar 16; 4 p.m.

West Farms Tues, Mar 27; 4 p.m.

Woodstock Wed, Mar 21; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: 115th Street Mon, Mar 5; 4 p.m.

Aguilar Mon, Mar 12; 4 p.m.

Inwood Thurs, Mar 29; 4 p.m.

Schomberg Sat, Apr 7; 4 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND :: Dongan Hills Wed, Mar 14; 4 p.m.

New Dorp Thurs, Mar 8; 4 p.m.

Port Richmond Tues, Mar 20; 3:30 p.m.

South Beach Wed, Mar 7; 4 p.m.

St. George Library Center Thurs, Mar 22; 4 p.m.

Tottenville Mon, Mar 26; 4 p.m.

Sounds Like Science

Explore the science of sound by seeing how it’s

made and how we hear it. Find out how to make

a dinosaur roar with simple materials and create

a funky disco show with magnets and your skull!

Presented by Mad Science of Westchester and

Manhattan. For ages 5 and older.

BRONX :: Bronx Library Center Sat, May 5; 2 p.m.

City Island Mon, May 28; 4 p.m.

Edenwald Wed, May 16; 4 p.m.

Hunt’s Point Tues, May 15; 4:30 p.m.

Throg’s Neck Wed, May 2; 3 p.m.

Van Cortland Wed, May 30; 3:30 p.m.

Wakefield Fri, May 25; 4 p.m.

Woodstock Wed, May 23; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Battery Park City Thurs, May 10; 3:30 p.m.

Bloomingdale Mon, May 7; 4 p.m.

Columbus Wed, May 9; 4 p.m.

Epiphany Mon, May 14; 4 p.m.

Fort Washington Tues, May 22; 4 p.m.

George Bruce Mon, May 21; 4 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Park Thurs, May 3; 4 p.m.

Harlem Thurs, May 24; 4 p.m.

Jefferson Market Tues, May 8; 3:30 p.m.

Webster Thurs, May 17; 4 p.m.

Spooky Stories of New York State

Mary Shelley set her classic tale of horror,

Frankenstein, in Switzerland, Scotland, and the

Arctic. Find out what monsters, ghosts, and

ghoulish tales lurk closer to home in Robin Bady’s

haunted tales of New York State. For ages 5 and older.

BRONX :: Baychester Sat, May 12; 11 a.m.

Belmont Thurs, May 3; 4 p.m.

Castle Hill Tues, Mar 7; 4 p.m.

City Island Mon, May 21; 4 p.m.

Clason’s Point Thurs, May 10; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Children’s Center at 42nd Street

Sat, Mar 3; 3 p.m.

Epiphany Mon, Apr 30; 4 p.m.

Fort Washington Tues, May 15; 4 p.m.

Inwood Mon, Mar 12; 3:30 p.m.

Morningside Heights Fri, Mar 23; 4 p.m.

Roosevelt Island Mon, Apr 23; 4 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND :: Dongan Hills Wed, May 9; 4 p.m.

West New Brighton Tues, May 8; 4 p.m.

Support for Shelley’s Ghost: The Afterlife of a Poet has been

generously provided by the Aronson and Pforzheimer Families.

Support for The New York Public Library’s Exhibitions Program has

been provided by Celeste Bartos, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III,

Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos Exhibitions Fund, and

Jonathan Altman.


12 : The New York Public Library Roar!

13 : Free Programs March–May 2012

Special Events: Plays, Music, and More!

More Programs for Children

Educational and cultural events and programs, including

stories, music, art, and science

Stories and Songs of Latin America

Felix Pitre brings the culture of Latin America to

life. Performed in English interwoven with Spanish

words and phrases. For ages 4 and older.

MANHATTAN :: Webster Thurs, Apr 19; 4 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND :: Dongan Hills Wed, Apr 18; 4 p.m.

West New Brighton Tues, Apr 17; 4 p.m.

Stories, Songs, and Activities that

Celebrate Our Earth

Celebrate Earth Day with stories presented

by Regina Ress. For ages 5 and older.

BRONX :: Bronx Library Center Sat, Apr 21; 2 p.m.

Eastchester Mon, Apr 9; 3:30 p.m.

Grand Concourse Wed, Apr 18; 4 p.m.

Hunt’s Point Tues, Apr 10; 4:30 p.m.

Melrose Tues, Apr 17; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Battery Park City Thurs, Apr 12; 3:30 p.m.

Bloomingdale Mon, Apr 16; 4 p.m.

Columbus Wed, Apr 11; 4 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Park Thurs, Apr 19; 4 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND :: South Beach Fri, Apr 20; 4 p.m.

The Sword in the Stone

This play tells the story of how a boy named

Wort grows up to become King Arthur. Watch

as Wort, with guidance from the sorcerer Merlin,

discovers he’s the only person in the kingdom

who can pull a legendary sword out of its massive

stone pedestal. Presented by the Traveling Lantern

Theatre Company. For ages 4 and older.

BRONX :: Allerton Tues, Apr 3; 3:30 p.m.

Baychester Sat, May 19; 11 am

Belmont Mon, Apr 2; 4 p.m.

Bronx Library Center Sat, May 12; 2 p.m.

Clason’s Point Thurs, May 17; 3:30 p.m.

Grand Concourse Wed, May 2; 4 p.m.

Morrisania Mon, May 14; 3:30 p.m.

Parkchester Tues, May 8; 3:30 p.m.

Sedgwick Wed, Apr 4; 3:45 p.m.

Soundview Wed, Apr 25; 4 p.m.

Spuyten Duyvil Fri, May 18; 3:30 p.m.

Van Cortlandt Wed, May 16; 3:30 p.m.

Van Nest Mon, Apr 16; 3:30 p.m.

West Farms Tues, May 29; 4 p.m.

Westchester Square Thurs, May 10; 3:30 p.m.

Woodlawn Heights Thurs, Apr 12; 4 p.m.

Woodstock Mon, Apr 9; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: 115th Street Fri, Apr 20; 4 p.m.

Inwood Fri, May 11; 4 p.m.

Morningside Heights Fri, Apr 13; 3:30 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND :: Dongan Hills Wed, Apr 11; 4 p.m.

Great Kills Tues, Apr 17; 4 p.m.

Huguenot Park Tues, Apr 10; 2:30 p.m.

New Dorp Thurs, Apr 19; 4 p.m.

Richmondtown Wed, Apr 18; 4 p.m.

South Beach Wed, May 9; 4 p.m.

St. George Library Center Sat, May 5; 2 p.m.

Tottenville Mon, May 7; 4 p.m.

West New Brighton Tues, May 15; 3:30 p.m.

Up & Up: The Story of Dr. Mae Jemison

In 1992, Mae Jemison became the first African

American woman to travel into space. See how

this modern hero—she’s a doctor, too—soared to

become such an accomplished person. Presented

by Urban Stages. For ages 6 and older.

BRONX :: Allerton Tues, Mar 20; 3:30 p.m.

Castle Hill Wed, Mar 21; 4 p.m.

City Island Mon, Mar 5; 4 p.m.

Eastchester Mon, Mar 26; 3:30 p.m.

Edenwald Wed, Mar 28; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: 115th Street Mon, Mar 19; 4 p.m.

George Bruce Mon, Mar 12; 4 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Park Thurs, Mar 15; 4 p.m.

Harlem Thurs, Mar 22; 4 p.m.

Jefferson Market Tues, Mar 6; 3:30 p.m.

Kips Bay Tues, Mar 27; 4 p.m.

Muhlenberg Wed, Mar 7; 4 p.m.

Ottendorfer Tues, Mar 13; 4 p.m.

Terence Cardinal Cooke–Cathedral

Thurs, Mar 8; 9:15 a.m.

Webster Thurs, Mar 29; 4 p.m.

Venga y Disfrute! Latin American

Tales in English and Spanish

Bilingual storyteller Regina Ress presents interactive

stories and songs from Mexico, Central and South

America, and the Caribbean. Venga y disfrute—come

and enjoy these great stories of mystery, magic, and a

little bit of foolishness. For ages 5 and older.

MANHATTAN :: Children’s Center at 42nd Street

Sat, May 12; 3 p.m.

Epiphany Mon, May 7; 4 p.m.

Fort Washington Tues, May 8; 4 p.m.

Inwood Thurs, May 3; 4 p.m.

Morningside Heights Thurs, May 10; 4 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND :: Dongan Hills Wed, May 9; 4 p.m.

Port Richmond Tues, May 1; 3:30 p.m.

Richmondtown Wed, May 2; 4 p.m.

Who Are You? Picturing People

Explore how artists give us clues about the people

whose portraits they paint, then create your own

portrait. Presented by the Museum of Modern Art.

For ages 4 and older.

BRONX :: Belmont Thurs, Apr 19; 4 p.m.

Clason’s Point Thurs, Mar 15; 3:30 p.m.

Eastchester Mon, Apr 16; 3:30 p.m.

Francis Martin Thurs, May 24; 4 p.m.

Grand Concourse Wed, Apr 25; 4 p.m.

Morris Park Wed, Mar 21; 3:30 p.m.

Sedgwick Wed, Apr 18; 3:45 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Bloomingdale Mon, Mar 12; 4 p.m.

Columbus Wed, Mar 28; 4 p.m.

Inwood Mon, Apr 30; 4 p.m.

Riverside Fri, Apr 13; 3:30 p.m.

PHOTO BY JONATHAN BLANC

PHOTO BY TERRENCE JENNINGS

Acting and Animals

Preschoolers learn about the world of animals,

including Rocky Mountain bears, African lions,

Australian kangaroos, and more. Get ready to

growl, roar, and hop! Presented by the Children’s

Museum of Manhattan. For ages 3 to 6. Limited

to 25 participants.

MANHATTAN :: Mulberry Street Mon, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16. 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21; 4 p.m.

Global Partners Junior

This online student-exchange program connects

New York City children with youth from other

countries to foster global awareness and build

practical technology skills. For ages 9 to 12.

BRONX :: Bronx Library Center Wed, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 4 p.m.

Grand Concourse Fri, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; 3 p.m.

Mott Haven Thurs, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 29, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 4 p.m.

Gross Biology

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan presents a

series of workshops that introduce children to the

major systems of the body. For ages 6 to 12. Limited

to 25 participants.

MANHATTAN :: Battery Park City Wed, Mar 7, 14,

21, 28; Apr 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23; 4 p.m.

Mad Science at NYPL

MadScience of Westchester and Manhattan leads

hands-on workshops that allow children to explore

a variety of scientific topics. For ages 5 to 12.

BRONX :: Belmont Wed, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 4 p.m.

Bronx Library Center Tues, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 4 p.m.

Clason’s Point Fri, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; 3 p.m.

Mott Haven Tues, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 4 p.m.

Tremont Thurs, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 4:30 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Battery Park City Tues, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 4 p.m.

Countee Cullen Sat, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;

Apr 7, 14, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; 2 p.m.

Seward Park Tues, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 22, 29; 4 p.m.

Scavenger Hunt

Follow clues to find things in the Children’s Room.

MANHATTAN :: George Bruce Tues, Mar 20; Apr 17;

May 15; 4 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Park Tues, Mar 6; Apr 3; May 1; 4 p.m.

Seussology

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan presents a

series of workshops, each of which focuses on one

of the great Dr. Seuss’s books and explores the

wonders of imagination, language, and creativity.

For ages 4 to 10. Limited to 25 participants.

MANHATTAN :: 67th Street Mon Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16. 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21; 4 p.m.

Sing Me a Story, Read Me a Song

Emily Ellison introduces readers to the great world

of music and sound. For ages 2 to 6 with parents/

caregivers.

MANHATTAN :: Seward Park Tues, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 11 a.m.

Sing Stories with Lou Gallo

Children sing songs, listen to stories, and play a

variety of rhythm instruments in this lively music

and movement program. For ages 3 to 6 with

parents/caregivers.

MANHATTAN :: Battery Park City Fri, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; 11 a.m.

Space Oddities

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan conducts a

series of workshops that allow children to investigate

the universe through geology and astronomy. For

ages 6 to 12. Limited to 25 participants.

MANHATTAN :: Columbus Mon, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21; 4 p.m.

Stories to Play With

Stories presented by award-winning storyteller

LuAnn Adams for ages 3 to 6 with parents/

caregivers.

MANHATTAN :: Morningside Heights Sat, Mar 3, 10, 17,

24, 31; Apr 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; 11 a.m.

Tales for the Teeny Tiny

Presented by Getchie Argetsinger for ages 3 to 6

with parents/caregivers.

BRONX :: Bronx Library Center Sat, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;

Apr 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; 11 a.m.

Mott Haven Tues, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27; Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 10:30 a.m.

MANHATTAN :: 115th Street Thurs, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 11:30 a.m.

Tween Time

Enjoy a different activity every week: books, arts

and crafts, games, and more. For ages 10 to 13.

BRONX :: Throg’s Neck Thurs, Mar 8, 15, 22; Apr 5, 19;

May 3, 10, 17, 31; 3 p.m.

Write Now!

Lois Stavsky leads this workshop for poem and story

writing and drawing. Share your ideas with others,

launch and contribute to a newsletter, and see your

work on exhibit at the library. For ages 5 to 12.

MANHATTAN :: Hamilton Fish Park Mon, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21; 4 p.m.


14 : The New York Public Library Roar!

15 : Free Programs March–May 2012

Directory of Libraries www.nypl.org

BRONX

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Lunes Martes Miercoles Jueves Viernes Sabado Domingo

Allerton 2740 Barnes Avenue 718-881-4240 10–6 10–6 11–7 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Baychester 2049 Asch Loop North 718-379-6700 10–7 10–6 10–7 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Belmont Library Enrico

Fermi Cultural Center

610 East 186th Street 718-933-6410 10–6 10–6 12–8 12–8 10–5 10–5 closed

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Lunes Martes Miercoles Jueves Viernes Sabado Domingo

Columbus 742 Tenth Avenue 212-586-5098 12–7 10–6 12–7 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Countee Cullen 104 West 136th Street 212-491-2070 10–8 10–8 10–8 10–8 10–5 10–5 closed

Epiphany 228 East 23rd Street 212-679-2645 12–7 10–6 12–7 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Fort Washington 535 West 179th Street 212-927-3533 10–6 12–7 10–6 12–7 10–5 10–5 closed

George Bruce 518 West 125th Street 212-662-9727 12–7 11–6 12–7 11–6 11–6 10–5 closed

Bronx Library Center 310 East Kingsbridge Road 718-579-4244 9–9 9–9 9–9 9–9 9–9 9–9 12–6

Grand Central 135 East 46th Street 212-621-0670 11–7 10–6 11–6 11–6 11–6 10–5 closed

Castle Hill 947 Castle Hill Avenue 718-824-3838 11–7 10–6 11–7 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Hamilton Fish Park 415 East Houston Street 212-673-2290 10–6 12–7 10–6 12–7 10–5 10–5 closed

City Island 320 City Island Avenue 718-885-1703 11–7 11–6 11–6 11–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Hamilton Grange 503 West 145th Street 212-926-2147 11–7 11–6 11–7 11–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Clason’s Point 1215 Morrison Avenue 718-842-1235 10–7 10–6 10–7 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Harlem 9 West 124th Street 212-348-5620 11–6 12–7 11–6 12–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Eastchester 1385 East Gun Hill Road 718-653-3292 10–6 10–6 11–7 11–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Hudson Park 66 Leroy Street 212-243-6876 11–6 12–7 11–6 12–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Edenwald 1255 East 233rd Street 718-798-3355 11–7 10–6 11–7 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Inwood 4790 Broadway 212-942-2445 11–7 11–6 11–7 11–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Francis Martin 2150 University Avenue 718-295-5287 11–7 10–6 10–6 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Jefferson Market 425 Avenue of the Americas 212-243-4334 10–8 11–6 10–8 11–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Grand Concourse 155 East 173rd Street 718-583-6611 10–8 10–6 10–8 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Kips Bay 446 Third Avenue 212-683-2520 11–6 12–7 11–6 12–7 10–5 10–5 closed

High Bridge 78 West 168th Street 718-293-7800 11–7 10–6 11–7 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Hunt’s Point 877 Southern Blvd. 718-617-0338 10–7 10–6 10–6 10–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Jerome Park 118 Eames Place 718-549-5200 12–8 10–6 10–6 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Kingsbridge 291 West 231st Street 718-548-5656 11–7 10–6 11–7 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Melrose 910 Morris Avenue 718-588-0110 10–7 10–6 10–7 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Morris Park 985 Morris Park Avenue 718-931-0636 10–7 10–6 10–7 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Morrisania 610 East 169th Street 718-589-9268 10–6 11–7 10–6 11–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Mosholu 285 East 205th Street 718-882-8239 12–8 10–6 10–6 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Mott Haven 321 East 140th Street 718-665-4878 10–6 10–7 10–7 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Parkchester 1985 Westchester Avenue 718-829-7830 8–8 8–8 8–8 8–8 10–5 10–5 closed

Pelham Bay 3060 Middletown Road 718-792-6744 11–7 10–6 11–7 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Riverdale 5540 Mosholu Avenue 718-549-1212 10–6 11–7 10–6 11–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Sedgwick 1701 University Avenue 718-731-2074 10–6 10–6 10–6 11–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Soundview 660 Soundview Avenue 718-589-0880 10–6 11–7 11–7 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Macomb’s Bridge

Mid-Manhattan Library

2650 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

Boulevard

455 Fifth Avenue

(at 40th Street)

212-281-4900 12–7 11–6 11–6 11–6 10–5 10–5 closed

212-340-0863 8–11 8–11 8–11 8–11 8–8 10–6 10–6

Morningside Heights 2900 Broadway 212-864-2530 10–7 10–7 10–7 10–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Muhlenberg 209 West 23rd Street 212-924-1585 11–6 11–7 10–6 11–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Mulberry Street 10 Jersey Street 212-966-3424 12–7 10–6 12–7 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

New Amsterdam 9 Murray Street 212-732-8186 11–7 10–6 11–7 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

NYPL for the

Performing Arts

40 Lincoln Center Plaza

(at 65th Street)

917-275-6975 12–8 12–6 12–6 12–8 12–6 12–6 closed

Ottendorfer 135 Second Avenue 212-674-0947 11–6 12–7 11–6 12–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Riverside 127 Amsterdam Avenue 212-870-1810 11–7 10–6 11–7 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Roosevelt Island 524 Main Street 212-308-6243 10–8 10–6 10–8 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Schomburg Center for

Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard

(at 135th Street)

212-491-2200 closed 12–8 12–8 12–8 10–6 10–6 closed

Spuyten Duyvil 650 West 235th Street 718-796-1202 11–7 10–6 11–7 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Throg’s Neck 3025 Cross Bronx Expy Ext 718-792-2612 10–6 11–7 10–6 11–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Tremont 1866 Washington Avenue 718-299-5177 10–6 11–7 10–6 11–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Van Cortlandt 3874 Sedgwick Avenue 718-543-5150 10–6 10–6 11–7 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Van Nest 2147 Barnes Avenue 718-829-5864 10–6 10–6 10–6 11–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Wakefield 4100 Lowerre Place 718-652-4663 11–7 10–6 11–7 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

West Farms 2085 Honeywell Avenue 718-367-5376 10–6 10–6 11–7 11–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Westchester Square 2521 Glebe Avenue 718-863-0436 10–6 11–7 10–6 11–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Woodlawn Heights 4355 Katonah Avenue 718-519-9627 10–6 11–7 10–6 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Woodstock 761 East 160th Street 718-665-6255 10–6 11–7 10–6 11–7 10–5 10–5 closed

MANHATTAN

58th Street 127 East 58th Street 212-759-7358 11–7 10–6 11–7 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

67th Street 328 East 67th Street 212-734-1717 11–6 12–7 11–6 12–7 10–5 10–5 closed

96th Street 112 East 96th Street 212-289-0908 10–7 10–7 10–7 10–7 10–5 10–5 closed

115th Street 203 West 115th Street 212-666-9393 12–7 11–6 12–7 11–6 10–5 10–5 closed

125th Street 224 East 125th Street 212-534-5050 11–6 12–7 11–6 12–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Aguilar 174 East 110th Street 212-534-2930 11–6 11–7 11–6 11–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Andrew Heiskell Braille

and Talking Book Library

40 West 20th Street 212-206-5400 10–5 12–7 10–5 12–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Battery Park City 175 North End Avenue 212-790-3499 10–6 12–8 10–6 12–8 10–5 10–5 closed

Bloomingdale 150 West 100th Street 212-222-8030 10–6 10–6 12–7 12–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Chatham Square 33 East Broadway 212-964-6598 10–7 10–7 10–7 10–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Children’s Center at

42nd Street, Stephen A.

Schwarzman Buidling

Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street 212-621-0208 10–6 10–7:30 10–7:30 10–6 10–6 10–6 1–5

*Library hours are subject to change; visit www.nypl.org/locations or call to confirm.

Science, Industry and

Business Library

188 Madison Avenue

(at 34th Street)

917-275-6975 11–6 10–8 10–8 10–8 11–6 11–6 closed

Seward Park 192 East Broadway 212-477-6770 11–7 10–8 11–7 10–8 10–5 10–5 closed

St. Agnes 444 Amsterdam Avenue 212-877-4380 11–6 11–7 11–6 12–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Terence Cardinal

Cooke–Cathedral

560 Lexington Avenue 212-752-3824 10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6 10–5 closed closed

Tompkins Square 331 East 10th Street 212-228-4747 12–7 11–6 12–7 11–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Washington Heights • 1000 St. Nicholas Avenue 212-923-6054 closed closed closed closed closed closed closed

Webster 1465 York Avenue 212-288-5049 11–6 12–7 11–6 12–7 10–5 10–5 closed

Yorkville 222 East 79th Street 212-744-5824 12–7 10–6 12–7 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

STATEN ISLAND

Dongan Hills 1617 Richmond Road 718-351-1444 12–7 11–6 12–7 11–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Great Kills 56 Giffords Lane 718-984-6670 11–6 12–7 12–7 11–6 10–5 10–5 closed

Huguenot Park 830 Huguenot Avenue 718-984-4636 11–6 10–6 11–6 12–8 10–5 10–5 closed

New Dorp 309 New Dorp Lane 718-351-2977 10–6 10–6 10–6 12–8 10–5 10–5 closed

Port Richmond 75 Bennett Street 718-442-0158 10–6 10–6 10–6 12–8 10–5 10–5 closed

Richmondtown 200 Clarke Avenue 718-668-0413 12–8 10–6 10–6 10–6 10–5 10–5 closed

South Beach 21–25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 11–6 11–6 11–6 12–7 10–5 10–5 closed

St. George Library Center 5 Central Avenue 718-442-8560 8–8 8–8 8–8 8–8 10–5 10–5 closed

Stapleton • 132 Canal Street 718-727-0427 closed closed closed closed closed closed closed

Todt Hill–Westerleigh 2550 Victory Boulevard 718-494-1642 10–6 12–8 10–6 10–6 10–5 10–5 1–5

Tottenville 7430 Amboy Road 718-984-0945 12–8 11–6 11–6 11–6 10–5 10–5 closed

West New Brighton 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416 11–6 11–6 12–8 11–6 10–5 10–5 closed

All library locations are handicap accessible unless otherwise noted

Partially accessible Non-accessible • Closed for renovations


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FREE PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES FOR TEENS

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U2 : The New York Public Library UpRoar

U3 : Free Programs March–May 2012

Teen Happenings

www.nypl.org

Arts & Crafts*

Computers & Technology

Games & Chess

Bust out your inner maker. Use beads, markers, paper, and more to

create your own unique items. Bring your creativity and find inspiration

in the Library’s Collections.

BRONX

Need extra computer time? Want to explore new games or videos?

Learn about NYPL’s electronic services and have fun online.

BRONX

Play Scrabble, Monopoly, Jenga, chess, other board games, and

cards for fun.

BRONX

Parkchester Mondays 3:30 p.m. Mar 26; Apr 2, 30

MANHATTAN

Countee Cullen Thursdays 3 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

STATEN ISLAND

Hunt’s Point Wednesdays 4 p.m. Mar 7; Apr 4; May 2

Pelham Bay Tuesdays 4:30 p.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Tremont Tuesdays 4 p.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

City Island Mondays 3:30 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Francis Martin Fridays 4 p.m. Mar 9, 23; Apr 6, 20

Dongan Hills Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 5, 19; Apr 16, 30

Great Kills Thursdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 22; May 24

St. George Library Center Mondays 3 p.m. Mar 26; Apr 23

Book Discussion

Check out what your librarians recommend and talk to your friends

about their favorite stories and characters.

MANHATTAN

Countee Cullen Mondays 4 p.m. May 7, 14, 21

Wednesdays 5 p.m. Mar 28; Apr 25; May 30

STATEN ISLAND

South Beach Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 21; May 23

St. George Library Center Fridays 4 p.m. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

Apr 6; May 4, 11, 18, 25

Todt Hill–Westerleigh Thursday 3:30 p.m. Mar 8

West Farms Tuesdays 3:45 p.m. Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Thursdays 3:45 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

MANHATTAN

115th Street Mondays 3:30 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26

Battery Park City Tuesdays 4 p.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Countee Cullen Wednesdays 4 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

George Bruce Tuesdays 4 p.m. Mar 20; Apr 17; May 15

STATEN ISLAND

Dongan Hills Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

New Dorp Wednesdays 2:30 p.m. Mar 7; Apr 4; May 9

South Beach Thursdays 4 p.m. Mar 22; Apr 26; May 17

Todt Hill–Westerleigh Thursday 3:30 p.m. Mar 1

Sedgwick Fridays 3:30 p.m. Mar 9, 16, 23; Apr 13, 20, 27;

May 11, 18, 25

Soundview Mondays 3:30 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

Fridays 3:30 p.m. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27;

May 4, 11, 18, 25

Tremont Thursdays 4 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

West Farms Mondays 3:45 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

Fridays 3:30 p.m. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27;

May 4, 11, 18, 25

STATEN ISLAND

South Beach Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Film

Come see what’s playing at the Library. Watch a film, then discover

other movies and materials to take home.

MANHATTAN

Columbus Thursdays 3 p.m. Mar 15; Apr 19; May 17

STATEN ISLAND

Dongan Hills Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 7; Apr 11, 25; May 9, 23

Thursday 4:45 p.m. Mar 22

Gaming

Got the gaming moves? Show off your skills with the controller and

challenge your friends to a game in the Library.

BRONX

Castle Hill Thursdays 4 p.m. Mar 8; Apr 12; May 10, 24

Fridays 4 p.m. Mar 23; Apr 27

City Island Thursdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Clason’s Point Mondays 3:30 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Could You Survive in a Teen Dystopia?

An Interactive Game Show

MANHATTAN :: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building,

Margaret Liebman Berger Forum Wed, Mar 28; 6 p.m.

Do you feel a special kinship with Katniss? Are chocolate and

coffee banned substances in your world? Would you sell your youth

to save your life? Find out how well you’d fare in a post-apocalyptic

world by playing an original game show that’s inspired by some

of the hottest titles in teen literature, from The Hunger Games to

The Zombie Survival Guide.

NYC TEEN AUTHOR FESTIVAL 2012

March 28–April 1

Get ready for this year’s extravaganza of readings, signings,

and more—including a TeenLIVE at the NYPL event on March 28

(see opposite page). Connect with your favorite authors and check

out what’s happening in the world of teen lit. For a full schedule of

events, go to www.nypl.org/teens.

PHOTO BY BEOWULF SHEEHAN

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23

Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25

Francis Martin Wednesdays 4 p.m. Mar 14, 28; Apr 11, 25

Hunt’s Point Saturdays 1 p.m. Mar 3, Apr 7; May 5

Kingsbridge Thursdays 4 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

TeenLIVE reaches teens culturally, artistically, inspirationally,

technologically, and beyond with the biggest, best, and brightest

stars. The programs shine a spotlight on current cultural trends

and important mainstays that inform the lives of today’s teens.

TeenLIVE programs are sponsored by the Katerina and Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family

Endowment for Young Audiences.

Unless otherwise noted, all activites are for ages 12 to 18.

*All materials will be provided.


U4 : The New York Public Library UpRoar

U5 : Free Programs March–May 2012

Teen Happenings

www.nypl.org

Melrose Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. Mar 7, 14; Apr 4, 11;

May 2, 9, 16

Morris Park Fridays 4 p.m. Mar 16, 30; Apr 13, 27;

May 11, 25

Morrisania Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Thursdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Pelham Bay Mondays 4:30 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

Sedgwick Thursdays 4 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22; Apr 5, 12, 19;

May 3, 10, 17

Soundview Thursdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Tremont Fridays 4 p.m. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27;

May 4, 11, 18, 25

Van Nest Fridays 3:30 p.m. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27;

May 4, 11, 18, 25

Woodstock Mondays 3:30 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

MANHATTAN

Battery Park City Fridays 4:30 p.m. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27;

May 4, 11, 18, 25

Bloomingdale Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Chatham Square Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 12, 26; Apr 9, 23;

May 7, 21

Columbus Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

Countee Cullen Tuesdays 4 p.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

George Bruce Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 12; Apr 9; May 14

Tuesdays 4 p.m. Mar 6, 13, 27; Apr 3, 10, 24;

May 1, 8, 22, 29

Thursdays 4 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

STATEN ISLAND

Dongan Hills Mondays 3:30 p.m. Mar 12, 26; Apr 9, 23;

May 7, 21

Great Kills Friday 3:30 p.m. Apr 13

St. George Library Center Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Random Club

Gather with other teens to plan fun activities, from arts and crafts to

book discussions.

BRONX

Tremont Mondays 4 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

Small Talk About BIG Issues

What’s on your mind? What’s happening in your world? Come join in

the discussion at your library.

BRONX

Morris Park Tuesdays 4 p.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Teen Advisory Group

What’s your fave book, song, magazine, or movie? What’s on

your mind? Let us know and help make the Library the place you

want to be. Earn community service credit for school!

Teen Cafe/Teen Lounge

Come hang out with your friends in a cool, casual environment.

Bring your snacks and homework, check out a laptop, and browse

the Internet.

BRONX

Castle Hill Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. Mar 14; Apr 11; May 16

City Island Fridays 3:15 p.m. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27;

May 4, 11, 18, 25

Melrose Fridays 2:30 p.m. Mar 9, 23, 30; Apr 13, 27

Morris Park Thursdays 4 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Sedgwick Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Van Nest Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Woodstock Thursdays 3:30 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

MANHATTAN

St. Agnes Thursday 4:30 p.m. Mar 1

STATEN ISLAND

Great Kills Mondays 3:30 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26;

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

May 7, 14, 21

New Dorp Mondays 2:30 p.m. Mar 5, 12, 19; Apr 2, 16, 23;

May 7, 14, 21

Wednesdays 2:30 p.m. Mar 21; Apr 18; May 23

INTRODUCING...SCI LAB @ NYPL

This new hands-on program for teens explores how science,

technology, engineering, and math play a key role in shaping

the world beyond the classroom.

Hackasaurus: Make the Web Your Own!

Look at the language of websites, learn how to remix HTML tags,

make web pages, and build a better website.

BRONX :: Grand Concourse Wed, Mar 14; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Battery Park City Tues, Mar 6; 4 p.m.

Hamilton Grange Fri, Mar 9; 3:30 p.m.

Teen Central at Grand Central Tues, Apr 17; 4 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND :: New Dorp Wed, Mar 7; 3:30 p.m.

LAMPlatoon: Ads on Notice!

Wondering what else that commercial is saying? Learn how to

deconstruct the subtle and not-so-subtle messages in everyday ads.

BRONX :: Throg’s Neck Tues, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Hamilton Grange Tues, Apr 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15; 4 p.m.

Teen Central at Grand Central Tues, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27; Apr 3, 10; 4 p.m.

BRONX

Kingsbridge Fridays 4 p.m. Mar 2, 16, 23, 30;

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27;

May 4, 11, 18

Pelham Bay Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Sedgwick Fridays 3:30 p.m. Mar 2; Apr 6; May 4

Tremont Wednesdays 4 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 18, 25;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

West Farms Wednesdays 4 p.m. Mar 7, 14, 21, 28;

Apr 4, 11, 17, 24;

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

MANHATTAN

Battery Park City Thursdays 4 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24

Bloomingdale Tuesdays 4 p.m. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27;

Apr 3, 10, 17, 24;

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Countee Cullen Thursdays 4 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Seward Park Thursdays 4 p.m. Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;

Apr 5, 12, 19, 26;

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

STATEN ISLAND

South Beach Fridays 3 p.m. Mar 23; Apr 27; May 25

ON THE COVER

The cover of this issue of

UpRoar features original

artwork by Cory Levy. The

17-year-old Brooklyn student

spends many of his afternoons

at Teen Central at Grand Central

on East 46th Street. Cory and

other students—including a

group from the nearby High

School of Art & Design—gather

to talk, relax, do homework, and

create art. An exhibition of teens’ drawings, paintings, collages,

and more, organized by librarian Rodger Taylor in collaboration

with the High School of Art & Design, opens at Grand Central on

April 30 and runs through the end of June. Come check it out!

Math Gaming: Chess and Tangrams

Explore how patterns help your chess game and find out how you

can create art with hidden shapes.

BRONX :: Bronx Library Center Thurs, Apr 12, 26; 4 p.m.

City Island Thurs, May 3, 17; 3:30 p.m.

Grand Concourse Thurs, Apr 5, 19; 4 p.m.

Parkchester Fri, May 4, 18; 3:30 p.m.

Pelham Bay Mon, Mar 12, 26; 4:30 p.m.

Throg’s Neck Tues, May 1, 15; 4 p.m.

West Farms Tues, May 8, 22; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Bloomingdale Wed, Mar 14, 21; 4 p.m.

Columbus Mon, May 7, 14; 4 p.m.

Countee Cullen Tues, Apr 10, 17; 4 p.m.

Hamilton Grange Wed, May 16, 23; 4 p.m.

Inwood Tues, May 15, 29; 3:30 p.m.

Mulberry Street Tues, Apr 24; May 15; 4 p.m.

Muhlenberg Tues, May 1, 8; 4 p.m.

Tompkins Square Thurs, Apr 19, 26; 3 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND :: Great Kills Fri, Apr 6, 20; 3:30 p.m.

New Brighton Thurs, Mar 15, 29; 4 p.m.

New Dorp Mon, Apr 16, 23; 2:30 p.m.

St. George Library Center Tues, Apr 10, 24; 3:30 p.m.

SCRATCH: Get Your Game On!

Think you’ve got what it takes to build a video game? Test your skills in

game building and design. Make a world, then have your friends test it.

MANHATTAN :: Bloomingdale Tues, Mar 13, 20, 27; 4 p.m.

Teen Central at Grand Central Tues, Apr 24; May 8, 15; 4 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND :: St. George Library Center Thurs, Apr 5, 12, 19; 3:30 p.m.

All materials for these workshops are provided.

Unless otherwise noted, all activites are for ages 12 to 18.


U6 : The New York Public Library UpRoar

U7 : Free Programs March–May 2012

Be There: Special Programs for Teens

www.nypl.org

Beautiful Bling Take inspiration from historic accessories to

create a one-of-a-kind fashion statement. See Make Jewelry with

Jennifer Jacobs.

Blockbuster Books*

Make it a blockbuster spring with the Library!

Create a book trailer using music and more. Write

a script, shoot the film, and edit it all together.

BRONX :: Baychester Tues, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 4 p.m.

Break!

See Rokafella and QuikStep share their breakdancing

skills, then learn how to move and pop

your body!

BRONX :: Hunt’s Point Tues, Apr 10, 17, 24; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Webster Wed, Apr 4; 4 p.m.

College and Career Fair

Learn about the college-admissions process,

resumes, job interviews, and more. Check out

a free Kaplan SAT class and meet representatives

from local colleges; get interviewing tips from

communications expert Stephanie Hunt; and

talk to professionals in such fields as publishing

and the performing arts.

MANHATTAN :: Bloomingdale Tues, Apr 17; 3:30 p.m.

College 101 with Kaplan

Learn the basics of getting the top test scores,

getting into college, and getting the cash to pay

for it. This workshop, led by staff from Kaplan,

also includes tips on writing personal statements.

MANHATTAN :: Mulberry Street Wed, May 2; 4 p.m.

A Day with Clay*

Spend a day grooving and sculpting your very

own clay creations!

BRONX :: Eastchester Mon, Apr 9; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Yorkville Mon, Apr 30; 3:30 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND :: Port Richmond Mon, May 18; 3:30 p.m.

Richmondtown Mon, Mar 19; 4 p.m.

F–2–F: Say It Smart

“LOL” doesn’t work as well in real-life situations

as it does online. Learn everything you need

to succeed socially, from handshakes and body

language to personal appearance. Don’t hide

your avatar—become it!

BRONX :: Belmont Thurs, Apr 19; 5 p.m.

Bronx Library Center Tues, Apr 3; 3:30 p.m.

Fierce and Fabulous Fashion*

West African traditions meet New York styles in

this fun fashion workshop. Vickie Freemont

provides the tools you need to create your own

T-shirt, bag, or bracelet.

BRONX :: Riverdale Thurs, Mar 15, 29; 4 p.m.

Financial Aid 101

A Kaplan representative covers the basics of financial

aid, including the different types of awards and how

to apply for aid.

MANHATTAN :: Countee Cullen Mon, Mar 12; 4 p.m.

Flip-Flop Fabulous*

Tired of the same old sandals? Decorating diva

Pamela Isaac demonstrates how to add your

personal style to everyday shoes.

BRONX :: Francis Martin Tues, May 29; 4 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND :: Richmondtown Thurs, May 17; 4 p.m.

Go Green: Found Art Jewelry with

Pamela Isaac*

Recycle old favorites into new pieces! Create a

bracelet, necklace, or other accessory out of everyday

objects.

MANHATTAN :: Mulberry Street Wed, Mar 14; 4 p.m.

Healthy Relationships: What’s Love Got

to Do with It?

Thinking about dating? Have you already connected

with that special someone? Bring your questions

to relationship expert Mara Gottlieb. She’ll answer

questions about first dates, first love, and everything

in between.

MANHATTAN :: Hamilton Fish Park Thurs, May 17; 3 p.m.

Interviewing for Success

You’re in the door...now what? Learn how to handle

yourself in different types of job interviews. Get the

skills you need—from how to prepare for all types

of questions to how to close the deal—to succeed.

BRONX :: Bronx Library Center Tues, Apr 17; 3:30 p.m.

Learn to Dance with the Annabella

Gonzalez Dance Theater

Join performers from the Annabella Gonzalez

Dance Theater as they demonstrate a variety of

contemporary dance steps with Latin flair. Let the

music and rhythm inspire you to move!

BRONX :: Edenwald Mon, Apr 23; 3:30 p.m.

Learn to Knit*

Drop 1, purl 2! Make a hat, scarf, pot holder, and

more. Spin a yarn with your friends while you create.

BRONX :: Baychester Tues, Mar 6, 13, 20; 4 p.m.

Make African Head Wraps with the House

of Tafari Collection*

Do your hair up right! Style maven Imani shows

you how to use gorgeous fabrics and African styles

to highlight your hair.

MANHATTAN :: Schomburg Center for Research in Black

Culture Sat, Mar 3; 4 p.m.

Make Jewelry with Jennifer Jacobs*

Make something with that extra sparkle! Use

marbles and wire to make hip and funky bracelets,

necklaces, and more. Jennifer’s work has been

featured at Barneys New York, so you know it’s

fashion forward!

BRONX :: Pelham Bay Mon, Apr 9; 4:30 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Chatham Square Mon, Apr 2; 3:30 p.m.

Manga Drawing Workshop with

Misako Rocks*

Learn all about the art of Japanese comics from

manga mistress Misako Rocks. Sketch the basic

faces, bodies, and scenes to create a comic of your

very own.

MANHATTAN :: Fort Washington Wed, Mar 14, 21, 28;

4 p.m.

Mirror Images*

Design and decorate your own handheld mirror. Add

the things that will make you shine even brighter.

MANHATTAN :: Macomb’s Bridge Wed, Mar 21; 4 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND :: South Beach Wed, Apr 4; 4 p.m.

MOMA @ the Library*

Learn about the creative process behind some of the

famous pieces in the museum’s collection, then use

your imagination and produce a new work of art.

BRONX :: Francis Martin Tues, Mar 6, 13, 20; 4 p.m.

Morris Park Tues, May 8, 15, 22; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Columbus Thurs, Apr 12, 19, 26; 4 p.m.

Jefferson Market Thurs, May 10, 17, 24; 4 p.m.

On the Plate!

Join cooking wizard Jailin Acevedo as she guides you

through baking, chopping, and grilling in the quest

for delicious treats. Before you chow down, check out

NYPL’s Menu Collection and see what people were

eating 100 years ago!

BRONX :: Castle Hill Thurs, May 3; 4 p.m.

Melrose Thurs, May 17; 4 p.m.

Van Cortlandt Fri, Mar 16; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Battery Park City Thurs, May 10; 4 p.m.

George Bruce Tues, Apr 10; 4 p.m.

Harlem Fri, May 18; 3:30 p.m.

Ottendorfer Wed, Apr 18; 4 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND :: Great Kills Tues, May 8; 3:30 p.m.

Presenting: You!

What does your appearance say about you? Find

out how to make a good first impression and keep

yourself on top.

BRONX :: Bronx Library Center Tues, Apr 10; 3:30 p.m.

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FRANKENSTEIN

SAVE THE DATE!

SAT Practice Test

Get the SAT experience by taking part in a proctored

practice test with a Kaplan representative. See where

your scores are high and where you need use a boost.

MANHATTAN :: Countee Cullen Mon, Mar 5; 4 p.m.

SAT Test Secrets

Test smarter! In this one-hour session, a Kaplan

representative shares test-taking strategies and

reviews the format of today’s standardized tests.

Get a study plan for success!

MANHATTAN :: Mulberry Street Wed, Apr 11; 4 p.m.

Spa-aahhh Time*

Need a day to pamper yourself? Want to make a gift

for a special someone? Learn how to make your own

bath salts, lip balms, shower scrubs, and more in this

scent-ual workshop.

BRONX :: Clason’s Point Tues, Apr 17; 3:30 p.m.

Mosholu Tues, Apr 24; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Fort Washington Wed, May 9; 4 p.m.

Mary Shelley was only 19 when she wrote

Frankenstein, one of the greatest horror

stories of all time. Find out more about the

author and her poet-husband, Percy Bysshe

Shelley, by visiting NYPL’s new exhibition,

Shelley’s Ghost: The Afterlife of a Poet, which

runs through June 24 at the Stephen A.

Schwarzman Building (see nypl. org/shelley).

For more ways to explore monsters and other

creatures, check out these writing, art, and

theater programs, then produce your own

teen masterpiece.

Going Goth

Discover the dark side of romance with author and poet Nina Malkin.

Explore the Romantic poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley and the Gothic horror

of Mary Shelley, then write your own poetry and short stories inspired by

monsters, moonlight, and more!

BRONX :: Bronx Library Center Sat, Mar 10, 17, 24, 31; 4 p.m.

Mott Haven Wed, Mar 7; 4 p.m.

Support for Shelley’s Ghost: The Afterlife of a Poet has been generously provided by the Aronson and Pforzheimer Families.

Support for The New York Public Library’s Exhibitions Program has been provided by Celeste Bartos, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III,

Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos Exhibitions Fund, and Jonathan Altman.

ANTI-PROM: MONSTER PROM FRI, JUNE 8; 6:30 P.M.

Water Environments

How do we test water? How can you find out

what’s in the water you’re drinking? Test some

water samples and find out what’s really floating

around in there.

BRONX :: Mott Haven Mon, Apr 2; 4 p.m.

Wild @ the Library

Meet Andrew Simmons and his traveling zoo

of pythons, alligators, eagles, and more.

BRONX :: Baychester Tues, Mar 27; 4 p.m.

Morris Park Tues, Mar 20; 4 p.m.

Parkchester Fri, Mar 16; 3:30 p.m.

STATEN ISLAND :: Tottenville Mon, Apr 2; 2:30 p.m.

World Beat and Percussion

Discover your own natural rhythm and make music

with drum diva Dale and her African drums, bongos,

congas, shakers, and more.

BRONX :: Edenwald Mon, May 14; 3:30 p.m.

West Farms Wed, Apr 11; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Schomburg Center for Research in

Black Culture Sat, May 5; 4 p.m.

Monster Manga

Manga master Ivan Velez helps manga fans sketch basic body shapes,

expressions, and settings for all kinds of creatures, whether they’re inspired

by Frankenstein, vampires, werewolves, or zombies.

BRONX :: Parkchester Thurs, May 3, 10, 17; 3:30 p.m.

Throg’s Neck Thurs, Apr 12, 19, 26; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Hudson Park Tues, Mar 6; 4 p.m.

Monster-Movie Mash

No slashers here! Jump back to the early days of film and get a laugh instead

of a scream. Use classic bad movies to inspire your own horror masterpiece.

Leave the audience to die—laughing!

BRONX :: Castle Hill Thurs, Apr 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24; 3:30 p.m.

Wakefield Thurs, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN :: Hamilton Grange Wed, Apr 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16; 4 p.m.

Stage Fright with Action Racket Theater Labs

Create your own theater performance complete with bellowing, growling,

snarling, and howling—or whatever else the imaginations of Percy and

Mary Shelley inspire. Learn how to project, step, and direct before taking

to the stage for your closing bow.

MANHATTAN :: 125th Street Thurs, May 31; 4 p.m.

*All materials will be provided.

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