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Fort Washington NYPL Online Family Storytime

Join the staff at Fort Washington Library & Harry Belafonte- 115 Street Library  for a live, online program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. Ideal for caregivers with children of different ages.

Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the entire program: unaccompanied adults or children will be asked to leave the program. When registering for this program, parents/caregivers should use their name and information—you don’t need a library card to participate, but if you want to get one, you can do so here.

This event will take place over Google Meet. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email on the day of the program. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join.

Dyckman Farmhouse: Cooking with the Seasons

Cooking with the Seasons

Join us to learn how to make a perfectly soft, creamy, and tender polenta!

Polenta is genuinely one of the world’s great comfort foods —and a sensational base for vegetables or other foods. Finish it off with freshly grated plant-based parmesan cheese and butter. So creamy and nourishing, you’ll get plenty of compliments for this one!

Download the Recipe Card (PDF)

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Cocina con las Estaciones

¡Únete a nosotros para aprender a hacer una polenta perfectamente suave, cremosa y tierna!

Polenta es realmente uno de los grandes alimentos de confort del mundo, y una base sensacional para las verduras u otros alimentos. Termina con queso parmesano recién rallado y mantequilla. ¡tan cremoso y nutritivo, conseguirás un montón de elogios!

Descarga la Tarjeta de Recetas (PDF)

Sound Waves and Brain Waves: The Social Brain and Music

Join multiple Grammy nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón for an intimate online performance combined with conversation with scientists from Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute

ZOOM LINK HERE 7:30 pm Monday April 19

Miguel Zenón​ represents a select group of musicians who have masterfully balanced and blended the often contradictory poles of innovation and tradition. Widely considered as one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, he has also developed a unique voice as a composer and as a conceptualist, concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Latin American Folkloric Music and Jazz.

Jennifer Scribner is a neuroscientist and percussionist who grew up on a farm in the Catskills. She received her BA in psychobiology from Yale University where she was an active participant in the local music community. Before making the return to neuroscience, Jennifer enjoyed careers as a percussionist, an orchestra manager with the American Composers Orchestra (NYC), and as a project manager in the financial sector. She is currently a graduate student research scientist in the lab of Dr. Richard Axel at the Zuckerman Institute, Columbia University, where her research focuses on social behaviour. In particular, she is interested in how sensory cues influence our social actions and motivate learning. How do external cues help us remember and recognize someone that is important to us? Jennifer is thrilled to have found so many fellow music lovers in the neuroscience community.

Archived episodes available on NoMAA’s YouTube channel

Inwood NYPL-YWHA Short Story Read-Aloud and Discussion

Listen to and discuss short stories by award-winning authors, read aloud by local librarians at the NYPL! This exciting collaborative event sponsored by the Inwood Library and the YM & YWHA Washington Heights & Inwood, accessible through Google Meet, also offers a call-in number for participants who prefer to engage by phone, rather than computer.

How it works: This event will be conducted via Google Hangouts Meet. Registration is required. You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before the discussion. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join. Max 30 registrants.


Sugar Hill Children’s Museum Storytelling: Folktales from Around the World WITH BILL GORDH 

Bill Gordh returns to Sugar Hill with banjo in hand to offer another program of interactive folktales from around the world.

  • The Hungry Cat. In this Norwegian folktale, a little cat begins her day with a bowl of milk, but she is still hungry. So she goes out looking for more food. It’s quite an adventure. A cumulative tale.

  • The Stonecutter (Japan). This story describes the hard work of a stonecutter who one day wishes he was the sun and his wish comes true. This story has been designed with movements that the children listeners can join to help tell the story.

  • Tree with a Door in It (Original). A Story/Game Song that gets the children moving. This has become a favorite!

  • Turtle and the Thundergod. This tale from the Caribbean tells of an island where the animals play all morning, take a rain shower in the afternoon and then play some more. Then the rain stops. What can they do?

  • Per’s Pants (A Swedish Drawing Story). The drawing of a story becomes a pair of pants.

  • Spider and the Stone with a Beard (West Africa). A very funny story about the trickster spider playing tricks on all the animals until he meets Rabbit who is even trickier than Spider.