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Three Faiths Programs listing on nypl.org

BOOKMAKING
Explore the types of images used in illuminated manuscripts, and discuss the meaning behind them. Children will make their own small booklets and decorate them with images inspired by the illuminated manuscripts. Presented by the Children's Museum of Manhattan. Recommended for ages 6 to 12. Pre-registration is required; limited to 25 participants.

Jefferson Market • Tuesday, November 2, 2010 • 3:30 p.m.
Epiphany
• Monday, November 8, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Fort Washington
• Tuesday, November 9, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Castle Hill • Wednesday, November 10, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
George Bruce • Monday, November 15, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Parkchester • Tuesday, November 16, 2010 • 3:30 p.m.
Riverside • Wednesday, November 17, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
96th Street • Thursday, November 18, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
67th Street • Monday, November 22, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Battery Park City • Tuesday, November 23, 2010 • 3:00 p.m.  

CELEBRATE PURIM
Discover the history and customs of the Jewish holiday of Purim. Children will decorate a mask to disguise themselves. Presented by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Recommended for ages 6 to 12. Pre-registration is required; limited to 25 participants.

Muhlenberg • Wednesday, February 2, 2011 • 4:00 p.m.
Fort Washington • Thursday, February 3, 2011 • 3:30 p.m.
Jefferson Market • Monday, February 8, 2011 • 3:30 p.m.
Van Cortlandt • Thursday, February 9, 2011 • 3:30 p.m.
St. Agnes • Thursday, February 10, 2011 • 4:00 p.m.
Riverside • Tuesday, February 15, 2011 • 4:00 p.m.
Inwood • Thursday, February 17, 2011 • 3:30 p.m.
Battery Park City • Tuesday, February 22, 2011 • 3:30 p.m.
Bloomingdale • Thursday, February 24, 2011 • 4:00 p.m.
Epiphany • Monday, February 28, 2011 • 4:00 p.m.

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD
Explore the customs and decorations that evolved into the modern Christian holiday. Create a special Christmas holiday craft to take home. Presented by the Children's Museum of Manhattan. Recommended for ages 6 to 12. Pre-registration is required; limited to 25 participants.

Terence Cardinal Cooke-Cathedral • Thursday, December 2, 2010 • 9:15 a.m.
Parkchester • Thursday, December 2, 2010 • 3:30 p.m.
George Bruce • Monday, December 6, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Hunt’s Point • Monday, December 6, 2010 • 4:30 p.m.
Kingsbridge • Tuesday, December 7, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Spuyten Duyvil • Tuesday, December 7, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Castle Hill • Wednesday, December 8, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Riverside • Wednesday, December 8, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Harlem • Thursday, December 9, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Mott Haven • Thursday, December 9, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Epiphany • Monday, December 13, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Fort Washington • Tuesday, December 14, 2010 • 3:30 p.m.
Kips Bay • Tuesday, December 14, 2010 • 3:30 p.m.
Van Cortlandt • Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • 3:30 p.m.
Morningside Heights • Thursday, December 16, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Webster • Thursday, December 16, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Seward Park • Tuesday, December 21, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.  

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
A live theater performance based on Charles Dickens’s classic tale of the old miser Ebenezer Scrooge. Presented by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company. Recommended for ages 4 to 12.

Epiphany • Monday, December 6, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Fort Washington • Tuesday, December 7, 2010 • 3:30 p.m.
Van Cortlandt • Wednesday, December 8, 2010 • 3:30 p.m.
96th Street • Thursday, December 9, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Eastchester • Monday, December 20, 2010 • 3:30 p.m.
Jefferson Market • Tuesday, December 21, 2010 • 3:30 p.m.
Sedgewick • Wednesday, December 22, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Clason's Point • Thursday, December 23, 2010 • 3:30 p.m.

HANUKKAH: FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Explore the history and customs of Hanukkah. Children will make a dreidel to take home and learn how to play the dreidel game. Presented by the Children's Museum of Manhattan. Recommended for ages 6 to 12. Pre-registration is required; limited to 25 participants.

Riverside • Wednesday, December 1, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
96th Street • Thursday, December 2, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Morningside Heights • Friday, December 3, 2010 • 3:30 p.m.
Bloomingdale • Monday, December 6, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Battery Park City • Thursday, December 9, 2010 • 3:30 p.m.
St. Agnes • Friday, December 10, 2010 • 3:30 p.m.
Inwood • Monday, December 13, 2010 • 3:30 p.m.
Jefferson Market • Tuesday, December 14, 2010 • 3:30 p.m.
Muhlenberg • Wednesday, December 15, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Roosevelt Island • Thursday, December 16, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.

ISLAMIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE
Learn about the unique features of Islamic art. Children will create their own piece of artwork inspired by Islamic mosaics. Presented by the Children's Museum of Manhattan. Recommended for ages 6 to 12. Pre-registration is required; limited to 25 participants.

Epiphany • Monday, October 4, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Muhlenberg • Wednesday, October 6, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Battery Park City • Friday, October 8, 2010 • 3:00 p.m.
Fort Washington • Tuesday, October 12, 2010 • 3:30 p.m.
Grand Concourse • Wednesday, October 13, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
George Bruce • Monday, October 18, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Jefferson Market • Tuesday, October 19, 2010 • 3:30 p.m.
Castle Hill • Wednesday, October 20, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Webster • Thursday, October 21, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Kips Bay • Friday, January 28, 2011 • 3:30 p.m.

THE ISLAMIC ART OF CALLIGRAPHY
Discover how calligraphy is used both to share stories and as artistic expression. Children will explore different styles of calligraphy and create their own art project. Presented by the Children's Museum of Manhattan. Recommended for ages 6 to 12. Pre-registration is required; limited to 25 participants.

Jefferson Market • Tuesday, January 11, 2011 • 3:30 p.m.
Muhlenberg • Thursday, January 13, 2011 • 4:00 p.m.
Morningside Heights • Friday, January 14, 2011 • 3:30 p.m.
Seward Park • Tuesday, January 18, 2011 • 4:00 p.m.
St. Agnes • Thursday, January 20, 2011 • 4:00 p.m.
George Bruce • Friday, January 21, 2011 • 3:30 p.m.
Hunt’s Point • Monday, January 24, 2011 • 4:30 p.m.
Castle Hill • Tuesday, January 25, 2011 • 4:00 p.m.
Mott Haven • Thursday, January 27, 2011 • 4:00 p.m.
Kips Bay • Friday, January 28, 2011 • 3:30 p.m.

KLEZ FOR KIDS
This award-winning presentation for kids from 4 to 94 is a fast-paced, highly entertaining introduction to klezmer music and its instruments, the immigration experience, and the Yiddish language. The show includes a recreation of a shtetl wedding, complete with chossen (husband) and khalle (wife).

Bloomingdale • Monday, December 13, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
96th Street • Thursday, December 16, 2010 • 4:00 p.m.
Jefferson Market • Tuesday, December 28, 2010 • 2:00 p.m.
Richmondtown • Wednesday, December 29, 2010 • 2:00 p.m.
Children’s Center at 42nd Street • Thursday, December 30, 2010 • 2:00 p.m.

SHIRAZAD'S CHILDREN: ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS
Take a dazzling ride on a magic carpet through the ancient Arabian world and other parts of the globe through the captivating power of storytelling! Presented by Robin Bady and Shirazad’s Children, a multicultural storytelling ensemble.

Soundview • Thursday, January 6, 2011 • 4:00 p.m.
Children’s Center at 42nd Street • Saturday, January 8, 2011 • 3:00 p.m.
Epiphany • Monday, January 10, 2011 • 4:00 p.m.
96th Street • Thursday, January 13, 2011 • 4:00 p.m.
Jefferson Market • Tuesday, January 18, 2011 • 3:30 p.m.
Castle Hill • Wednesday, January 19, 2011 • 4:00 p.m.
Bloomingdale • Thursday, February 10, 2011 • 4:00 p.m.
Fort Washington • Tuesday, February 15, 2011 • 3:30 p.m.
Dongan Hills
• Wednesday, February 16, 2011 • 4:00 p.m.
St. Agnes • Thursday, February 17, 2011 • 3:30 p.m.
Richmondtown • Saturday, February 19, 2011 • 2:00 p.m.
Todt Hill • Tuesday, February 22, 2011 • 2:30 p.m.
Morningside Heights • Thursday, February 24, 2011 • 4:00 p.m.

To register for children’s programs, contact the library location by phone or in person. See the Directory of Libraries for phone and address information.