Programs at the Main Library Children’s Room

Fall 2022 Programs at the Main Library

Programs starting September 19

Baby Rhyme Time, 11:00 – 11:45 am
September 19 – November 7 (No class 10/10)
A joyful blend of books, lap songs, fingerplays and props for babies and their caregivers. Playtime with toys follows afterwards. Ages 0 to 24 mos.

Chess for Kids, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
September 12 – November 14 (No class 10/10 & 10/31)
Did you know Chess can improve spatial skills, memory, creativity, and concentration in children? Join us for chess instruction with Premier Chess. All skill levels are welcome. Space may be limited. First come, first served. Ages 6 to 12 yrs.

Historias en Español/Spanish Storytime, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
September 20 – October 11
Cuentos, música y rimas en español para niños pequeños. Edades 2 a 5 años.

Baby Fingers: Stories, Songs & Signs, 11:30 am -12:00 pm
October 18 – November 15 
Bring books to life through songs and American Sign Language. Learn the sign language ABCs and so much more through your favorite storybooks. Ages 0 to 5 yrs.

Grades 4-6 Club,
4:00 – 5:30 pm
September 20 – November 8
A different activity for those in grades 4-6 each week! Join us to play board games, color, and participate in book discussions! Registration required for the book discussions on Tuesday, October 11 and Tuesday, November 8. The first ten registrants will be given a free copy of the book! On October 11, we’ll be discussing The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez (registration begins 9/6). On November 8, we’ll be talking about Twins by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright. (registration begins 10/4). Register by emailing, calling 914-813-3716, or ask at the Desk in the Children’s Room. When the books are available, we will email to arrange pickup; please list an email address when registering. Grades 4 to 6.

Bilingual Babies, 11:00 – 11:45 am
September 21 – November 9
Songs, rhymes and fingerplays both in English and Spanish. For those who want their child to develop Spanish language skills at the youngest age level. Playtime with toys follows afterwards. Ages 0 to 24 mos.

Family Art Studio, 4:00 – 5:30 pm 
September 21 – November 9 (No class 10/12 and 11/2)
Get your art on! Kids and their caregivers will be creating projects inspired by famous artists’ work & techniques. All materials provided. Dress for a mess!!! Ages 5 to 12 yrs.

Wiggle & Giggle with Dawny Dew, 11:15 – 11:45 am
September 22 & October 27
Sing and dance along with Dawny and her puppet friends with music and fun galore! Ages 0 to 5 yrs.

Let’s Groove Music Class!, 11:00 – 11:45 am
October 6 & 20
November 3, 10 & 17
Join Lisa from Let’s Groove Children’s Entertainment and her guitar for a fun-filled music and movement class! We will sing and dance, while having fun with shakers, scarves, animal puppets, a parachute, and bubbles! Ages 0 to 5 yrs.

STEAM along with Toddlers!, 11:00 – 11:30 am
September 29 & October 13 
You and your child will explore the concepts of STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math – with these fun and open-ended activities designed for the smallest of hands. Prepare to get messy!  Ages 2 to 3 yrs.

Let’s Go, Legos!, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
September 29 – November 10 (No class 9/22 & 10/20)
It’s a free-build block party with the ever-popular Legos! Larger Duplo building blocks will also be provided for smaller children. Ages 2 to 12 yrs.

Toddler Time, 11:00 am – 11:30 am
September 23 – November 4
Toddlers with their parents and caregivers will build literacy, motor and social skills through stories, songs and movement. Ages 18 mos. to 3 yrs.


Kids Acting Workshop, 9:30 – 11:00 am
September 17 – October 8
Teachers from the Sandbox Theatre will offer instruction on the basics of performing – from projecting your voice, to developing a character, and even learning all about improvisation. No experience necessary! Ages 7 – 11 yrs. 

Yoga Kids, 10:00 – 10:30 am
September 24 – November 5
Taught by Budding Buddha instructors, children learn calmness and mindfulness while having fun practicing yoga. Ages 3 to 8 yrs.

Block Party!!!,
2:00 – 3:00 pm
September 24 – November 5 (No class 10/1)
Get your build on!!! Family fun for everyone as a wide variety of blocks are provided to create limitless structures. Ages 2 to 12 yrs.

View a printable version of the programs schedule here.