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Saturday, October 10, 2015
11:30 a.m.Daddy, Mommy & Me
Stories, songs and rhymes for families to enjoy together. For children ages 2-4.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
12 noonAvoiding the Common Mistakes on Wills
Having a will is a key step in making sure that your assets go where you want them to when you're gone. Learn the essential steps in making a will and how to streamline the process. Presented by the Financial Planning Association of New York. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
12 noonMovie Matinees
10/10 - jupiter Ascending (PG-13, 2015) 10/17 - Hot Pursuit (PG-13, 2015) 10/31 - Theory of Everything (PG-13, 2014) Films begin at 12pm
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults,
12 noonUptown Crochet/ Knitting Circle
Bring your yarn, crochet hook or knitting needles and enjoy an afternoon of conversation.
115th Street LibraryAdults
12 noonStory Time at the Farmer's Market!
*THIS PROGRAM TAKES PLACE OUTSIDE OF THE LIBRARY* Join an NYPL librarian for a story time about farming and growing things at the Tribeca Saturday Greenmarket. We'll read stories, sing songs, and blow bubbles as we celebrate fruit and veggies! Story time will be at the market entrance on Greenwich St. between Chambers and Duane, in Manhattan. This program is free of charge and for all ages. This program does not take place at the library.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren
12 noonShape It! Pattern Blocks
Play with shapes and patterns, and demonstrate your creativity with our pattern blocks.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
12 noonMovie Time
Join us for an afternoon of fun watching a movie.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Children's RoomChildren
12 noonStar Wars Read Day
Young Padawans, join us this day you must. Celebrate all things Star Wars with crafts, trivia and prizes! Costumes are optional, but encouraged. May the force be with you!
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
12 noonDance and Theatrical Classes
Teens, children, and adults will learn many types of dances like salsa and will perform in theatrical presentations, plays, dramas, drumming, storytelling, and much more! Share your culture and learn about the culture of others. Classes and instruction by professional and internationally acclaimed artists Xiomara Evans and Marni Rice.
High Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
12:30 p.m.Docent Led Tour of "Public Eye"
Join a 45 minute docent led tour of the "Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography" exhibition. Meet at the entrance to Gottesman Hall, There is no charge for this tour.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman Exhibition HallYoung Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
1 p.m.Charge it Right (Facts about Credit)
Given the prevalence of credit card today, people need to be keenly aware of what lurks behind offers of “easy money”. In this informative participants will gain a more complete understanding of credit, credit cards and to develop the skills needed to use credit wisely. Learn key credit terminology Review credit card agreements Understand the “True Cost of Paying the Minimum” Understand the components of a credit report Understand the “Power of the Consumer” Presented by Jay Stevens.…
City Island LibraryAdults
1 p.m.Family Game Time
Board games of all types and all skill levels.
Countee Cullen Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
1 p.m. Equity Library Theater of New York
Theater at the Library Short plays by members of the Provincetown Playhouse: 1908-1918. The selection of plays chosen will appeal to many theater history buffs. Join us for an exciting afternoon!
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
1 p.m.E-Z Knitting and Crochet Workshop
Every month certified knitting instructor, Esperanza Zeno, comes to the library to offer instruction to local knitters and crocheters who wish to perfect their craft. Please Bring With You: - Any Knitting and Crochet Supplies, including hooks, and yarn.
West New Brighton LibraryAdults
1 p.m.Saturday Afternoon at the Movies
"And So It Goes", starring Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas. ( 2014; 94 mins) A self-absorbed Realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed when his estranged son drops her off at his doorstep.
Morningside HeightsAdults
1 p.m.Chess Club for Tweens and Teens
Are you a tween or teen who loves chess? Or are you a tween or teen who loves chess and wants to learn how to play better? Or are you a tween or teen who does not play chess but wants to learn? Come to our Tween and Teen Chess Club! We meet every Saturday, from 1pm to 3pm, on the 1st Floor of the Chatham Square Library. An experienced chess player will be present every week to provide assistance. We hope to see you there! And if you have questions, please call us at 212-964-6598.
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
1 p.m.Teen Film
10/03 @ 1 pm: Mean Girls (Classic Teen Films Series) 10/10 @ 1 pm: Hot Pursuit 10/17 @ 1 pm: The Age of Adeline 10/24 @ 1 pm: Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 10/31 @ 1pm: Insidious Chapter 3
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
1 p.m.The Instant Shakespeare Company @ The Columbus Library
Come and hear select shakespear readings presented by performers from the Instant Shakespeare Company. Performance: The First Part of Henry the Fourth This is the Instant Shakespeare's 15th Season of presenting free readings of ALL of shakespeare's plays annually. For more information on the company find them on facebook or check out their website: If you wish to be on their mailing list, email at
Columbus LibraryAdults
1:30 p.m.iMovie: Green Screening and Effects
Transform your videos using Green Screen and other effects.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
1:30 p.m. Movie Day: Gremlins
"Don't expose him to bright light. Don't ever get him wet. And don't ever, ever feed him after midnight." This sage advice is ignored midway through Gremlins, with devastating results. This comic Joe Dante effort is set in a Norman Rockwell-esque small town at Christmastime. Seeking a unique gift for his son an erstwhile inventor (Hoyt Axton) purchases a cute, fuzzy little "Mogwai" from a Chinatown shopkeeper's (Keye Luke) grandson (John Louie), who dispenses the above-mentioned warning before c…
Mosholu Library, AuditoriumTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
2 p.m.Family Movie Matinee
A movie the whole family can enjoy together.
Francis Martin Library, Children's RoomFamilies
2 p.m.Reel Kids
Join us every 2nd Saturday of the month for a featured children's film and a craft related to the film!
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
2 p.m.Mystified by Medicare
➢ Having Difficulty Making Sense of the Stack of Medicare Insurance Solicitations on Your Kitchen Table? ➢ Unsure Whether You’re Going to Pay Too Much, or Worse Yet, Pay Too Little, and Receive Less than Adequate Coverage? ➢ Want to be CERTAIN that the Coverage You Choose is Accepted by Your Doctors, and Covers Your Prescriptions? If you answered YES to any of these questions, you need to attend this session! Learn the THREE ways you can complete your Medicare health and prescriptio…
Pelham Bay LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Canceled
When Oh, a lovable misfit from another planet, lands on earth and meets a teenage girl named Tip, the two unlikely friends embark on the greatest journey of all time. Released 2015. 94 minutes Come watch this film on our big screen. Take home a free coloring sheet..
New Dorp LibraryFamilies
2 p.m. Family Films at the Library
Come to the New Amsterdam Library on Saturday afternoon and enjoy a spook-tacular family film! October 3, 2015 Title: The Haunting Hour Vol.2 (2 hrs) When a teenage girl is faced with a moral dilemma she learns that everything that can be had has a price. October 17, 2015 Title: The Haunting Hour Vol. 5 (132 mins) Three friends dare to find out if the myth of a dead girl who can reach through the mirror to "take your face" is really true. October 24, 2015 Title: The Haunting H…
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
2 p.m.Knitting Circle
Got knitting skills? If not, want to learn? We’ll provide some supplies, but everyone is required to bring his or her yarn.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Free Math & Reading Tutoring for children! Reading Tutoring from Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Math Tutoring from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. First come, first served. Space is limited. Sign-up list will start when library opens on that Saturday. By Staten Island Technical High School volunteers. 2 - 4 pm
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
2 p.m.Math Tutoring
Love math and want some extra practice? Struggling with understanding homework? Come to our Free Math Tutoring program at Chatham Square! Volunteers from local High Schools will help your child understand math concepts through worksheets and sample problems, catering to your child's specific needs. Feel free to bring homework or other materials. Saturday October 10th 2:00-4:00pm Saturday October 17th 2:00-4:00pm Saturday October 24th 2:00-4:00pm Saturday October 31th 2:00-4:00pm…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
2 p.m.Computer Tutoring Sessions (Afternoon)
Join us for an morning of one-on-one tutoring sessions! Our computer tutors can help you with everything from learning how to use a mouse, formatting a resume, setting up an email address, posting photos on the internet, starting a blog, using Microsoft Office, and more. Call or stop by the branch to sign up for one of our help sessions and get a personal tutor at your service! This program will run every Thursday and Saturday. Space is limited.
67th Street LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
2 p.m.Free Math Tutoring on Saturdays!
Volunteer High School students tutor children K-8th grade in math on Saturdays throughout the school year! 2:00 - 3:00 pm Grades K-3rd grade 3:00-4:00 pm Grades 4th-8th grade. Due to limited spaces and high demand, sign-up is mandatory. The list is opened every Saturday for the following week's tutoring session.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
2 p.m.Afternoon at The Movies
Bring Family and friends to the Library and enjoy a feature film and the latest Movies!!!
Wakefield LibraryFamilies
2 p.m.Film Screening: Batkid Begins
The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city of San Francisco join forces to grant a five-year-old boy's wish to become Batman for a day, drawing worldwide attention.
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
2 p.m.Saturday Movie: Jaws
Jaws DVD | Color | 1975 | 124 min | Universal Pictures | Rated PG October 10, 2 PM, Sixth Floor When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn overrules him. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper and grizzled ship captain Quint offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs. nature. Directed by Steven Spielberg S…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Falun Dafa Exercise Class Practice meditation and slow moving exercise. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind. Each Saturday from 9/19 - 11/21 2:00pm - 3:00pm Open to those 18 and older.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
2 p.m.Star Wars Reads Day!
Join us to celebrate Star War Reads Day with an afternoon of film screenings and crafts!
Stapleton LibraryChildren
2 p.m.Family Fun
A variety of activities including a craft, a movie, or games.
Tremont LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
2 p.m.Checkmate with Freddie!
Come and play chess at the Washington Heights Library!
Washington Heights LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
2 p.m.Teen and Tween Sewing Workshop
Ages 10-17 Registration Required.
Great Kills LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
2 p.m.Canvas Art
Come learn how to draw a poster size portrait of Spongebob Squarepants!
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
2 p.m.Wildlife Superheroes
Have you ever wondered why some of our most popular superheroes are often named after animals? Spiderman, Batman, and Aquaman all share traits with their particular animal namesake whether it be great strength, great stealth, or the ability to live underwater. A visit by a New Canaan Nature Center naturalist will give participants an up close look at several creatures with an array of “super” qualities that makes each a “wildlife superhero” in its own right. Come discover the story behind an ass…
Port Richmond LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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