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Serving The City Island Community & the Public Since 1911—101 years

Hours are: Mondays and Thursdays 11 AM-7 PM

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11 AM- 6 PM

Fridays and Saturdays 10 AM-5 PM


Read Aloud Story Time Read aloud picture books: Every Thursday, June the 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th at 3:30 P.M. Ages 4-10.

Fourth of July Arts and Crafts- Tuesday July 3rd at 3:30 PM

SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR THE SUMMER!!! BILINGUAL BIRDIES Every Tuesday morning at 11:00 AM (July 10th, 17th, 24th &31st August 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th Newborn to 5 years.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Rhythm and Sound in Theater.” Utilizing percussion instruments from all over the world, John Berger of Urban Stages will show how percussion is used in theater and in other mediums to tell stories, create moods, and enhance movement. Monday July 16th at 3:00 PM Ages 4 and over

“Little Red Riding Hood.” In this updated version with an all-new twist of an all-time favorite, the Wolf and Red both learn some valuable lessons on the way to Grandma's house. Presented by Puppets to Go. For ages 4 and older. July 23rd at 2:00 PM

READING IN THE SHADE! Come to Orchard Beach, cool off under a tree and listen to a staff member or volunteer read stories from some of your favorite children’s books. Ages 4 and over. Please call the branch and look for flyers for the exact dates in July & August.


Board Games: Every Monday at 2:00 PM

Music Video Choice. Every Tuesday at 2:00 PM

“Yu-Gi-Oh” Every Wednesday at 2:00 PM

“Game On”: Every Thursday at 2:00 PM

Tweens and Teen Lounge, Every Friday at 2:00 PM

Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament Saturday July 21st at 12 noon. Prizes given out to the winners. Registration is required.


Introduction to the Internet: Ongoing Tuesday mornings from 10:00 A.M.-12:00 noon. Please register.

Resume Writing Workshop: Ongoing Wednesday mornings from 10 A.M.-12:00 noon. Please register. Included in this program is: On-Line Job Search. A flash drive to save your work is highly recommended.

Introduction to Facebook The most popular website in the world. Rediscover your old friends and meet new ones. Friday July 13th and Friday the 27th at 10:00 AM

FILM: JAMES PATTERSON’S “KISS THE GIRLS” Alex Cross, a Washington D.C. cop and forensic psychologist learns that his niece who is going to college in North Carolina is missing. So he goes there and learns that the police think she's among the victims of someone who kidnaps young girls and holds them captive and kills them who dubs himself Cassanova after the great lover. Later Kate, one of his victims, escapes and tries to help Cross find his niece. (Paramount Pictures 2 hours, rated R 1997) Stars Morgan Freeman & Ashley Judd. Saturday July 14th at 2:00 PM

ARTHUR’S MILLER’S FOCUS Based on the Arthur Miller novel this film follows, Lawrence Newman (Macy) a Christian but "Jewish-looking" man as he and his wife struggle to survive in their anti-Semitic neighborhood in the final months of WWII. Suddenly victims of racial hate and persecution simply because of the way they look they find themselves unexpectedly aligned with a local Jewish store-owner as they take a stand against this unwarranted treatment. In the midst of a physical struggle, Newman must also face a personal internal battle between just fitting in and standing up for what is right. William H. Macy, Laura Dern, David Paymer, Meatloaf
Paramount Classics; Directed by Neal Slavin Rated PG-13; 106 minutes; 2001 Saturday July 7th at 2:00

Please check fliers for any last minute additional programs, cancellations, or unscheduled changes. All programs are free. Located at 320 City Island Avenue and Bay Street. For more information about any of the programs above and hours, please call the City Island Branch Library at 718-885-1703. You may also check: