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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, July 4
@ 2:30 p.m.
Canceled
Teen Café
Come join us for fun in the community room. Just come and hang out with your friends! Bring your snacks, soda, coffee, homework, iPod, check out a laptop and browse the Internet. Ages 12 - 18.
New Dorp LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, July 4
@ 3 p.m.
Checkmate Chess
Are you a chess champion? Show off your best moves against other chess fans! Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time.
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 12 noon
Teen Drop In Crafts - Friendship Bracelets
Drop in any time from 12-2 and make a friendship bracelet. All the supplies will be provided.
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 1 p.m.
Teen Video Games
Come have some friendly competition with your friends on the PS3 and PS4.
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 1 p.m.
Teen Tech Time @ Hamilton Grange
Need extra computer time? Want to research colleges or edit video? Learn more about our electronic resources.
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Minecraft Club
Join us for our weekly Minecraft Club, where together we mine, craft, and trade tips! Play Minecraft using the library's laptops or Xbox in the Community Room. Ages 7-17
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Free Art
Be creative! Draw something. Color a picture. Create anything you like. All materials are provided.
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
College Bound!
Need help with the SAT/ACT? Practice at the Library in a fun and calm environment!
53rd Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Teen Tuesdays
It's Summer Time! Get your creative juices flowing! Come join us for our series of Arts and Crafts activites held in the afternoon. *This is a free program for teens 13-18 and all materials will be provided. First come, first serve. Limited to 10 participants! (July 5th): String Art (July 19th): DIY glow in the dark bouncy ball (August 2nd): Healthy Snack Ninja (August 16th): Sharpie Slapsh Art (August 23rd): Duct Tape Creation
Columbus LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Young Adult Lounge
Come to the Young Adult Lounge. Use a laptop, play games, or just hang out with your friends.
Hunts Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Teen Tech
Laptop service for teens Do you need extra computer time? Come to teen tech time and use a laptop computer. Just sign up at the information desk on Tuesdays.
Hunts Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Crafternoons: July Joy
It's the Crafternoon Series: July Joy! Come join us for our series of Arts and Crafts activites held in the afternoon. We have some fun crafts to entertain you for the summer! All activites begin at 2:00PM!!! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.* Crafternoon 1 (Tuesday, July 5th): Tetris Magnets Crafternoon 2 (Wednesday, July 6th): Adorable Pom Poms Crafternoon 3 (Monday, July 11th):Perler Beads Crafternoon 4 (Thursday, July 14th): Decorative Pill…
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
SUMMER READING BOOK CART GIVEAWAYS FOR ALL AGES
Join us as we encourage more reading this Summer! Help yourselves to some free book giveaways!
New Dorp LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Children,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Wakefield Library All-Star!
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands-on creative programs at your local branch! Sessions include: Live-Action Pac Man Thai String Dolls Gaming Tournament Color Our Collections Workshop series is FREE.
Wakefield LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 3 p.m.
Game On!
Open game time: cards, Monopoly, Uno, Dominoes, chess, checkers.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 3 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club
Read Manga. Watch Anime. Earn and win prizes.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 3 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club
Teens can catch up on their favorite anime shows and get introduced to new ones! Viewings will be held in the community room.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Talk Tuesdays
Come and discuss current events, school and job readiness, or anything else on your mind.
Grand Concourse LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Advisory Group
Hey Teens! Let's talk about ideas to help improve the library. You can earn community service credit for school and enjoy hanging out with other teens.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Fun Gaming
Challenge yourself, your friends, and meet other kids in the neighborhood, as you play cool games on our PS3 or Wii! Recommended for Teens 12-18.
Clason's Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
Board Game Battle!
It's back to the good old days. Join your friends and roll the dice. Move pieces by hand instead of with a mouse click. Join us for some old fashioned board game fun. For ages 12 to 18.
Mosholu Library, Adult/Young Adult Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
Ongoing
Teen Karaoke
Karaoke is Japanese for "empty orchestra." Come fill up Parkchester's community room with your renditions of songs by your favorite artists. We know Parkchester has talent and a love of music. Come share yours and bring your friends! Snacks will be served.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Program: Teen Tech Time
Need extra computer time? Want to play a game, search the web, research colleges, check your email or just chat on Facebook? Join us!
Baychester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Tech Time
Need extra time computer time? Want to play a game, check your email or just chat on Facebook? Research colleges? Search the web? Come Join us. Ages 12-18.
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
Volunteer Orientation and Teen Advisory Group
Doing something awesome this break? You definitely are if you're volunteering to join the Freshest Crew in the NYPL for the summer. Come learn what's going on and how to make this summer really rock. 12 to participate, 14 to volunteer.
Stapleton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
Game On!
Got the gaming moves? Show off your skill with the Wii remote and challenge your friends to a game in the library. Take part in our tournaments! For ages 12 to 18.
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Magical Mandalas: Worlds of Art
A Summer Reading Program for Teens Participants will visualize their worlds through contemporary arts practices while exploring surrealism and expressionism mirroring the artist’s own studio practice. Students will use collage to create mandalas as well as mixed media/colored pencil, marker and watercolor to create contour drawings for portraiture, self-portraiture and landscapes. Each original project will draw from participants’ own lived experiences. Visualization will be used to create worl…
Countee Cullen LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Library All-Star!
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands­-on creative programs at your local branch! Sessions include: Games and Gaming (Ages 12-18) Workshop series is FREE. Registration is not required.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 4 p.m.
Game On! @ Bloomingdale
Show off your XBox 360 skills and challege your friends at the library. Feel free to bring any games or controllers. For ages 12-18.
Bloomingdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Time: Open Game Day
Teens! Stop in for games and snacks! Prizes for winners!
Inwood LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 5 p.m.
Teen Bloggers Club
Create and maintain your own blog with theHamilton Grange Teen Bloggers Club! Use your blog to let the world know what you’re thinking, express your creativity, or just write whatever comes to mind!
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 5:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Teen Game Night
Game on! Teens choose from a selection of board and video games (PS4 & Wii U) to play.
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 6
@ 12 noon
Word Game Challenge
Exercise your brain by completing some word games at the Hamilton Grange Library! See how fast you can correctly complete a crossword puzzle or a word search, and you may just win a prize! Ages 12-18
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, July 6
@ 2 p.m.
Reading & Writing Club
A club for teens to get together to read, discuss books in a laid-back environment, and find some inspiration for writing. Activities can vary from week to week, depending on participants' interests, but will always focus on the joys of the written word!
115th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 6
@ 2 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Library All-Star!
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands-on creative programs at your local branch! Sessions include: Ninja Party! (ages 6-12) Nursery Rhyme Relays (ages 6-12) Games and Gaming (ages 12-18) Workshop series is FREE.
Morris Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 6
@ 2 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Library All-Star!
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands-on creative programs at your local branch! This Workshop series is FREE but space is limited so please arrive on time! Sessions include: Ninja Party! (ages 6-12) Nursery Rhyme Relays (ages 6-12) Games and Gaming (ages 12-18)
Francis Martin Library, Children's RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Wed, July 6
@ 2 p.m.
D.I.Y. Wednesdays
Learn how to make a variety of easy D.I.Y crafts. All materials are provided. July 6-D.I.Y. Wrapped Bracelet July 20-D.I.Y. Wire Wrapped Rings July 27-D.I.Y. Bath Bombs
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 6
@ 2 p.m.
Young Adult Lounge
Come to the Young Adult Lounge. Use a laptop, play games, or just hang out with your friends.
Hunts Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 6
@ 2 p.m.
Crafternoons: July Joy
It's the Crafternoon Series: July Joy! Come join us for our series of Arts and Crafts activites held in the afternoon. We have some fun crafts to entertain you for the summer! All activites begin at 2:00PM!!! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.* Crafternoon 1 (Tuesday, July 5th): Tetris Magnets Crafternoon 2 (Wednesday, July 6th): Adorable Pom Poms Crafternoon 3 (Monday, July 11th):Perler Beads Crafternoon 4 (Thursday, July 14th): Decorative Pill…
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 6
@ 2 p.m.
Teen Movie Day - The 5th Wave
Join us and watch The 5th Wave!
West Farms Library, Story Hour RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
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