This Week’s Kid Friendly Events

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Looking for something to do with the whole family this week? There are a lot of great kid-friendly events coming up in Brooklyn, and we’ve selected some of our favorites. See the full details below!

For more things to do around Brooklyn, and to add your own upcoming event, check out our calendar.

Explore and Create
When: Tuesday, January 5 at 4pm
Where: Cortelyou Library at 1305 Cortelyou Road (Ditmas Park)
What: Join other kids in creating a new craft project every week and take it home with you!

Kids Create: Origami Cranes
When: Wednesday, January 6 at 4pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue (Clinton Hill)
What: An hour-long workshop with detailed instructions on how to create origami cranes out of colorful paper squares. Please note: this activity is designed for kids aged 8 or 9 and up. It will be very difficult for younger children unless they have prior experience.

Knitting and Crocheting Club
When: Wednesday, January 6 at 4pm
Where: Kensington Library at 4207 18th Avenue (Kensington)
What: Learn to knit or crochet! Get ready for Spring with a cool knitted or crocheted project that you made all by yourself.

Middle Grade Book Club: “Look Both Ways In The Barrio Blanco”
When: Wednesday, January 6 at 5:30pm
Where: powerHouse on 8th at 1111 8th Avenue (Park Slope)
What: Kids’ book blogger Jordan B. Nielsen of will host a discussion hour based on “Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco” by Judith Robbins Rose. Ages 9-12
How Much: Free. Purchase a book and get 15% discount on club books.

Creative Writing Class
When: Friday, January 8 at 2:45pm
Where: Cortelyou Library at 1305 Cortelyou Road (Ditmas Park)
What: Participants will be writing and sharing their work with each other in a safe atmosphere of respect and acceptance. They will discover the power of of their own stories, gain confidence and a stronger sense of self, and become part of a creative and socially conscious community. Ages 7-11.

Saturday Storytime: “Tough Guys Have Feelings Too”
When: Saturday, January 9 at 11am
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street (Fort Greene)
What: With Keith Negley’s bright, bold illustrations and fun read-aloud narrative, “Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too)” opens up a light-hearted but important discussion on emotions and how they affect us all. Story Time at Greenlight Bookstore, Sat., Jan. 9, 11am. Ages 3-8.
How Much: Free | $17.95 for the book

Learn Chess
When: Saturday, January 9 at 2:30pm
Where: Central Library at Grand Army Plaza
What: Learn chess with instructor William Del Castillo.

Sunday Storytime with Fiona Smart
When: Sunday, January 10 at 10am
Where: powerHouse on 8th at 1111 8th Avenue (Park Slope)
What: Jump into the fun-filled world of an animated little girl and discover just what she can become using her own imagination, in “I Can Be A Superhero.” Ages 4-8.
How Much: Free

Magic with Gary The Great!
When: Monday, January 11 at 3:30pm
Where: Walt Whitman Library at 93 Saint Edwards Street
What: Magician Gary the Great presents his high-energy blast of magic, comedy, and juggling. The hilarious tour through the world of magic gets everyone involved!

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