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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Cali Co Cat & Le Carrousel Pals are moving indoors for a chance to listen to stories, read great books, and earn free skate rentals. 

Saturdays, January 14, 2017- March 4, 2017

StoryTime will be held in Overlook, located on the second floor of the Skating Pavilion at Bank of America Winter Village Village at Bryant Park. 

There will be free books for attendees, while supplies last, courtesy of our partners at Penguin Random House.

Kids can also obtain a StoryTime Card and start earning their way to free skate rentals and lessons at The Rink.

Kids who get their card stamped at one StoryTime session, and attend one program at the Children’s Center at the New York Public Library (or read one library book there), will receive one free skate rental. Attendance at three StoryTime programs at Overlook wins the card-bearer a skate rental plus one for an adult as well, and all participants are automatically entered in a raffle to win a free Learn-to-Skate lesson.  

For NYPL info @ 42nd Street go to: https://www.nypl.org/events/calendar 

Narrow your search”: Location - Schwarzman Building; Audience - Children

 

 
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Cali Co Cat & Le Carrousel Pals are moving indoors for a chance to listen to stories, read great books, and earn free skate rentals. 

Saturdays, January 14, 2017- March 4, 2017

StoryTime will be held in Overlook, located on the second floor of the Skating Pavilion at Bank of America Winter Village Village at Bryant Park. 

There will be free books for attendees, while supplies last, courtesy of our partners at Penguin Random House.

Kids can also obtain a StoryTime Card and start earning their way to free skate rentals and lessons at The Rink.

Kids who get their card stamped at one StoryTime session, and attend one program at the Children’s Center at the New York Public Library (or read one library book there), will receive one free skate rental. Attendance at three StoryTime programs at Overlook wins the card-bearer a skate rental plus one for an adult as well, and all participants are automatically entered in a raffle to win a free Learn-to-Skate lesson.  

For NYPL info @ 42nd Street go to: https://www.nypl.org/events/calendar 

Narrow your search”: Location - Schwarzman Building; Audience - Children

 

 
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Cali Co Cat & Le Carrousel Pals are moving indoors for a chance to listen to stories, read great books, and earn free skate rentals. 

Saturdays, January 14, 2017- March 4, 2017

StoryTime will be held in Overlook, located on the second floor of the Skating Pavilion at Bank of America Winter Village Village at Bryant Park. 

There will be free books for attendees, while supplies last, courtesy of our partners at Penguin Random House.

Kids can also obtain a StoryTime Card and start earning their way to free skate rentals and lessons at The Rink.

Kids who get their card stamped at one StoryTime session, and attend one program at the Children’s Center at the New York Public Library (or read one library book there), will receive one free skate rental. Attendance at three StoryTime programs at Overlook wins the card-bearer a skate rental plus one for an adult as well, and all participants are automatically entered in a raffle to win a free Learn-to-Skate lesson.  

For NYPL info @ 42nd Street go to: https://www.nypl.org/events/calendar 

Narrow your search”: Location - Schwarzman Building; Audience - Children

 

 
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Cali Co Cat & Le Carrousel Pals are moving indoors for a chance to listen to stories, read great books, and earn free skate rentals. 

Saturdays, January 14, 2017- March 4, 2017

StoryTime will be held in Overlook, located on the second floor of the Skating Pavilion at Bank of America Winter Village Village at Bryant Park. 

There will be free books for attendees, while supplies last, courtesy of our partners at Penguin Random House.

Kids can also obtain a StoryTime Card and start earning their way to free skate rentals and lessons at The Rink.

Kids who get their card stamped at one StoryTime session, and attend one program at the Children’s Center at the New York Public Library (or read one library book there), will receive one free skate rental. Attendance at three StoryTime programs at Overlook wins the card-bearer a skate rental plus one for an adult as well, and all participants are automatically entered in a raffle to win a free Learn-to-Skate lesson.  

For NYPL info @ 42nd Street go to: https://www.nypl.org/events/calendar 

Narrow your search”: Location - Schwarzman Building; Audience - Children

 

 
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Cali Co Cat & Le Carrousel Pals are moving indoors for a chance to listen to stories, read great books, and earn free skate rentals. 

Saturdays, January 14, 2017- March 4, 2017

StoryTime will be held in Overlook, located on the second floor of the Skating Pavilion at Bank of America Winter Village Village at Bryant Park. 

There will be free books for attendees, while supplies last, courtesy of our partners at Penguin Random House.

Kids can also obtain a StoryTime Card and start earning their way to free skate rentals and lessons at The Rink.

Kids who get their card stamped at one StoryTime session, and attend one program at the Children’s Center at the New York Public Library (or read one library book there), will receive one free skate rental. Attendance at three StoryTime programs at Overlook wins the card-bearer a skate rental plus one for an adult as well, and all participants are automatically entered in a raffle to win a free Learn-to-Skate lesson.  

For NYPL info @ 42nd Street go to: https://www.nypl.org/events/calendar 

Narrow your search”: Location - Schwarzman Building; Audience - Children

 

 
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cali Co Cat & Le Carrousel Pals are moving indoors for a chance to listen to stories, read great books, and earn free skate rentals. 

Saturdays, January 14, 2017- March 4, 2017

StoryTime will be held in Overlook, located on the second floor of the Skating Pavilion at Bank of America Winter Village Village at Bryant Park. 

There will be free books for attendees, while supplies last, courtesy of our partners at Penguin Random House.

Kids can also obtain a StoryTime Card and start earning their way to free skate rentals and lessons at The Rink.

Kids who get their card stamped at one StoryTime session, and attend one program at the Children’s Center at the New York Public Library (or read one library book there), will receive one free skate rental. Attendance at three StoryTime programs at Overlook wins the card-bearer a skate rental plus one for an adult as well, and all participants are automatically entered in a raffle to win a free Learn-to-Skate lesson.  

For NYPL info @ 42nd Street go to: https://www.nypl.org/events/calendar 

Narrow your search”: Location - Schwarzman Building; Audience - Children

 

 
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Cali Co Cat & Le Carrousel Pals are moving indoors for a chance to listen to stories, read great books, and earn free skate rentals. 

Saturdays, January 14, 2017- March 4, 2017

StoryTime will be held in Overlook, located on the second floor of the Skating Pavilion at Bank of America Winter Village Village at Bryant Park. 

There will be free books for attendees, while supplies last, courtesy of our partners at Penguin Random House.

Kids can also obtain a StoryTime Card and start earning their way to free skate rentals and lessons at The Rink.

Kids who get their card stamped at one StoryTime session, and attend one program at the Children’s Center at the New York Public Library (or read one library book there), will receive one free skate rental. Attendance at three StoryTime programs at Overlook wins the card-bearer a skate rental plus one for an adult as well, and all participants are automatically entered in a raffle to win a free Learn-to-Skate lesson.  

For NYPL info @ 42nd Street go to: https://www.nypl.org/events/calendar 

Narrow your search”: Location - Schwarzman Building; Audience - Children

 

 
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Cali Co Cat & Le Carrousel Pals are moving indoors for a chance to listen to stories, read great books, and earn free skate rentals. 

Saturdays, January 14, 2017- March 4, 2017

StoryTime will be held in Overlook, located on the second floor of the Skating Pavilion at Bank of America Winter Village Village at Bryant Park. 

There will be free books for attendees, while supplies last, courtesy of our partners at Penguin Random House.

Kids can also obtain a StoryTime Card and start earning their way to free skate rentals and lessons at The Rink.

Kids who get their card stamped at one StoryTime session, and attend one program at the Children’s Center at the New York Public Library (or read one library book there), will receive one free skate rental. Attendance at three StoryTime programs at Overlook wins the card-bearer a skate rental plus one for an adult as well, and all participants are automatically entered in a raffle to win a free Learn-to-Skate lesson.  

For NYPL info @ 42nd Street go to: https://www.nypl.org/events/calendar 

Narrow your search”: Location - Schwarzman Building; Audience - Children

 

 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Le Carrousel in Bryant Park

Shake off winter and jump into spring at a special Caribbean/Mardi Gras-style Carnaval for kids of all ages, at Le Carrousel in Bryant Park! Play mas, do crafts, get your face painted, hear a story or two, or just jump around to the percussive island beats spun by DJ Flip Bundlez.

The lineup:

  • Face painting from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Music and dancing from 1pm – 1:30pm
  • StoryTime with Calico cat from 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Free crafts from 1pm until supplies run out

Eventbrite - Le Carrousel Kids Carnaval

 
Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Reading Room invites student poets and poetry lovers to New York City's 15th Annual Poem in Your Pocket Day. This day long celebration of poetry kicks off the Reading Room's 2017 literary series and is free and open to the public.

Students from NYC's elementary, intermediate and high schools will have the opportunity to read their latest poems during the open mic forum. If you are 18 or under, and a student at a NYC school, you may register for our Poem In Your Pocket Open Mic. 

Emcee: Daniel Kitrosser

NYC Youth Poet Laureate: Sharon Lin

DJ: Flip Bundlez

Produced in cooperation with the New York Department of Cultural Affairs, the Department of Education, NYC Votes, UrbanWordNYC, and the Office of the Mayor.

 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Featuring the poets:

Daniel Shapiro

Ruth Handel

David M.Katz

Maxine Silverman 

Produced in partnership with Dos Madres Press

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Peter Georgescu, Chairman Emeritus, Young & Rubicam

Capitalists Arise! End Economic Inequality, Grow the Middle Class, Heal the Nation

Rain information:

In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Featuring the poets:

Cyrus Cassells

Charif Shanahan

Timothy Liu

Suzanne Gardinier

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Dr. Rock Positano, Director, Hospital for Special Surgery and Joe DiMaggio's Foot Specialist 

John Positano Associate Producer, The Joe Piscopo Show 

Dinner with DiMaggio: Memories of An American Hero 

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Monday, May 22, 2017

Joe Minarik, Senior Vice President, Committee for Economic Development 

Sustaining Capitalism: Bipartisan Solutions to Restore Trust and Prosperity

Rain information:

In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Featuring the poets:

Walter Holland

Tim Seibles

Sam Sax

David Groff

David Eye 

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Superman Graphic Novel Panel

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Douglas Brunt, New York Times Bestselling Author Ghosts of Manhattan and The Means

Trophy Son

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

 
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Le Carrousel in Bryant Park

Puppets, puppets, and more puppets bring whimsy and fun to our Saturday line-up. Starring none other than the WonderSpark Puppets themselves in a show that’s not to be missed.  

 
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Le Carrousel in Bryant Park

Puppets, puppets, and more puppets bring whimsy and fun to our Saturday line-up. Starring none other than the WonderSpark Puppets themselves in a show that’s not to be missed.  

 
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Le Carrousel in Bryant Park

Puppets, puppets, and more puppets bring whimsy and fun to our Saturday line-up. Starring none other than the WonderSpark Puppets themselves in a show that’s not to be missed.  

 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Le Carrousel in Bryant Park

Puppets, puppets, and more puppets bring whimsy and fun to our Saturday line-up. Starring none other than the WonderSpark Puppets themselves in a show that’s not to be missed.  

 

Special Thanks To:



HSBC Bank

 
Exclusive sponsor since 2003

 
Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press
Classics and Reference Library

Scholastic

Scholastic
Gift of Children’s Library

Random House Library Marketing

Random House Library Marketing
Gift of Children’s Library

Mitchell's NY

Mitchell's NY
Newspaper Delivery since 2003

Kinokuniya

Kinokuniya
Retail Partner

Gotham Writers' Workshop

Gotham Writers' Workshop
Writers' Workshops

New York Historical Society

New-York Historical Society
Non-Fiction Series

With special thanks to Condé Nast, Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., Time Inc., and Rodale, who have steadily supplied the Reading Room with magazines since 2003.

Special thanks to the New York Public Library for providing us with a rain venue for some of our events.

Special thanks also go to Hachette Book Group; Harper Collins; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Little, Brown and Company; MacMillan; Penguin Group; Random House; Rodale Books; Scholastic, Inc.; Scribner Group; Simon and Schuster; St. Martin’s Press; Blue Flower Arts; Cavankerry Press; Cave Canem; Coffee House Press; FAWC; Kundiman; Letras Latinas; Poets & Writers; Tightrope Books; and W.W. Norton for their invaluable support.

And to all of you, thank you.

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