For Children

Events at the Children's Library

Children's events are for Library members and registration is required. Please make sure children meet the proper age requirements. To register please call the Children's Library at 212-288-6900 x234 or email


Check back soon for our November schedule!

Special Events


Young Writers' Workshop with Rebecca Behrens: Fascinating People

Friday, October 24, 3:30 PM | Grades 4-8 | For members and their guests | $10 per participant

Author and Library member Rebecca Behrens will discuss historical fiction and guide students in researching and writing stories about fascinating people and places in history. Behrens is the author of When Audrey Met Alice, the tale of what happens when frustrated First Daughter Audrey discovers Alice Roosevelt's secret diary hidden beneath the White House floorboards.

Scared Silly! Halloween Storytelling with Getchie Argetsinger

Saturday, October 25, 11:00 AM | Age 3 and older | For members and their guests | $5 per child

Kick off your Halloween adventures at the Children's Library with an interactive storytelling program. Join storyteller Getchie Argetsinger for slightly scary stories featuring goofy ghosts, wacky witches . . . and you. Wear a costume and enjoy a treat!

Chris Grabenstein: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Friday, November 7, 4:00 PM | Grade 3 and older | For members and their guests | $5 per person

Twelve lucky 12-year-olds are selected to participate in an overnight event in the state-of-the-art new library built by the eccentric game inventor Luigi Lemoncello. But when the kids wake up, they discover a new and unexpected game: whoever can find a way out of Mr. Lemoncello's library will win the grand prize. In this event, bestselling author Chris Grabenstein will share his novel, lead writing games, and "leave kids eager to do more writing on their own."

Jane O'Connor: Sunday Soireé with Fancy Nancy

Sunday, November 23, 3:00 PM | Age 3 and older | For members and their guests | $5 per person

Please put on your favorite party clothes and join us for a Sunday soireé --that's a fancy word for a party -- featuring author Jane O'Connor, who will share stories, activities, art, and more.

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