Visiting Creature: Where The Wild Things Are Visiting Creature: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Scott Campbell visits the Strand and plays his ukulele! Visiting Creature: Splat The Cat
  • Author Events: Strand's favorite children's book authors stop by to read a story and sign copies of their book.
  • Storytime at the Strand: Each week, Strand staff read from a favorite book. The event is held each Thursday from 3:30pm-4:30pm on the 2nd Floor in the Children's Department.
  • Visiting Creatures: Each month, a book character visits the Strand.
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Upcoming Events
  • Lilly the Mouse visits the Strand!:
    Saturday, July 19 @ 2-3pm
    Sunday, July 20 @ 2-3pm
    Lilly the Mouse Series

    Summer is in full swing, so we have a special young lady coming to help us revel in our seasonal delight! Lily is coming and you better believe she’s bringing her purple, plastic purse. She might even share the spotlight and let us read a story about her brother, Julius. Here’s hoping, because he’s pretty cute! Lily will be here from 2-3pm on Saturday, July 19th and Sunday, July 20th. Join us for stories, a craft and the opportunity to hang out with our special guest!

  • Pete the Cat visits the Strand!:
    Saturday, August 23 @ 2-3pm
    Sunday, August 24 @ 2-3pm
    Pete the Cat Series

    We had so much fun getting to see everyone over the Summer, we can’t help but be a little sad that everyone is going back to school. In solidarity, Pete the Cat is gonna come ROCK IN HIS SCHOOL SHOES!!! Who knows, maybe we’ll get lucky and he’ll bring some magic buttons. We’re gonna get groovy with this fine feline from 2-3pm on Saturday, August 23rd and Sunday, August 24th. Join us for stories, a craft and the opportunity to hang out with our special guest!

  • Lyle Lyle Crocodile visits the Strand!:
    Saturday, May 20 @ 2-3pm
    Sunday, May 21 @ 2-3pm
    Lyle Lyle Crocodile Series

    We wanted to salute some of New York’s Classic Kids Lit and welcome Lyle the Crocodile all the way from East 88th Street! We know some (or all) of you are native New Yorkers, so maybe you’ll share your stories with us? We know Lyle would love to hear them! Lyle will be here from 2-3pm on Saturday, September 20tha and Sunday, September 21st. Join us for stories, a craft and the opportunity to hang out with our special guest!

  • Splat the Cat visits the Strand!:
    Saturday, October 25 @ 2-3pm
    Sunday, October 26 @ 2-3pm
    Splat the Cat Series

    We like taking the entire month of October to celebrate one of our favorite Holidays of the year: Halloween! This weekend, Splat the Cat will be joining us to help prepare you all for your festivities, which means some spoooooky stories and kooky crafts! Splat will be here from 2-3pm on Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26. Join us for stories, a craft and the opportunity to hang out with our special guest!

  • Curious George visits the Strand!:
    Saturday, November 22 @ 2-3pm
    Sunday, November 23 @ 2-3pm
    Curious George Series

    Before he has to make an appearance at the Macy’s Day Parade, Curious George wanted us to tell you all that he is stopping by the Strand to read share some Thanksgiving stories! We know he’s pretty busy, so we’re really excited!

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