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TimeEventLocationAudience
Monday, July 6, 2015
4 p.m.Mystery Mondays: Mystery Lovers Monthly Book Discussion Group
Book discussion group for fans of mystery / suspense novels set in different countries and, often, different time periods. January 5, 2015: In the Woods by Tana French February 2, 2015: Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healy March 2, 2015: Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson April 6, 2015: Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes May 4, 2015: The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters June 1, 2015; The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O' Farrell July 6, 2015: A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Re…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
4:30 p.m.Quilting with a Purpose
Join us to meet our goal of making 10 quilts and change a child's life. Learn the basics of Quilting while making a difference! Sew We CARE is an organization of caring and creative people who want to contributer their gifts by making quilts for babies and children at risk. All quilts will be donated to a local New York hospital via ABC Quilts/American Moms, Inc chapter No experience required.... just an open heart ALL TOOLS WILL BE SUPPLIED RSVP or Queries: SewWeCareNY@gmail.com
Morningside Heights, Story Hour RoomAdults
Saturday, July 11, 2015
2 p.m.Movie Time!!
It's movie time at the Hunt's Point Branch. This summer we are celebrating heros. Saturday, July 11:The Incredibles Saturday, July 25: Big Hero 6
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomFamilies
3 p.m.Canceled
A Writers’ Workshop A Six Session Course
The concept of a writing workshop merges the solitary act of writing with the sense of community, and what setting could be more appropriate to the sense of community than the public library. In this workshop each participant will work on a story or several poems, bringing them from the compositional stage to a stage of completion and readiness to be submitted for publication. The workshop will use lecture, exercise, and feedback on the work (from both the workshop leader and the other partic…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Monday, July 13, 2015
4:30 p.m.Quilting with a Purpose
Join us to meet our goal of making 10 quilts and change a child's life. Learn the basics of Quilting while making a difference! Sew We CARE is an organization of caring and creative people who want to contributer their gifts by making quilts for babies and children at risk. All quilts will be donated to a local New York hospital via ABC Quilts/American Moms, Inc chapter No experience required.... just an open heart ALL TOOLS WILL BE SUPPLIED RSVP or Queries: SewWeCareNY@gmail.com
Morningside Heights, Story Hour RoomAdults
6 p.m.From D.R.E.A.M. to Reality
You’ve made your vision boards, resolutions, and wish lists. How will you turn those dreams into realities? In this workshop, we’ll show you how to use the D.R.E.A.M.™ process to make your dreams happen. D.R.E.A.M. stands for Dream big, Research, Evaluate, Act, and Measure. We’ll cover: • Turning big dreams into small projects • “Dating” your dreams before committing to them • Getting free and low cost help • Staying focused Presented by Sole Strivers
Countee Cullen LibraryAdults
Thursday, July 16, 2015
4 p.m.Movies @ Kips Bay Library presents New Releases Movie Night: Selma
Paramount Pictures Rated PG-13, 128 minutes; 2014; Director Ava DuVernay. Synopsis Selma chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay’s Selma tel…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
6 p.m.100 Stories + Counting: Oral History Project Celebration!
JOIN US as we celebrate the success of our oral history project, Visible Lives: Oral Histories of the Disability Experience on Thursday, July 16th from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Enjoy highlights and meet our interviewers and storytellers! Listen to a special address from the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities Commissioner Victor Calise! We'll have listening stations and public feedback wall...tell us what you think! Catered refreshments and entertainment! ASL interpretation and CART captio…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
NYPL Supporters,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Saturday, July 18, 2015
3 p.m.Canceled
A Writers’ Workshop A Six Session Course
The concept of a writing workshop merges the solitary act of writing with the sense of community, and what setting could be more appropriate to the sense of community than the public library. In this workshop each participant will work on a story or several poems, bringing them from the compositional stage to a stage of completion and readiness to be submitted for publication. The workshop will use lecture, exercise, and feedback on the work (from both the workshop leader and the other partic…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Monday, July 20, 2015
4:30 p.m.Quilting with a Purpose
Join us to meet our goal of making 10 quilts and change a child's life. Learn the basics of Quilting while making a difference! Sew We CARE is an organization of caring and creative people who want to contributer their gifts by making quilts for babies and children at risk. All quilts will be donated to a local New York hospital via ABC Quilts/American Moms, Inc chapter No experience required.... just an open heart ALL TOOLS WILL BE SUPPLIED RSVP or Queries: SewWeCareNY@gmail.com
Morningside Heights, Story Hour RoomAdults
Thursday, July 23, 2015
6 p.m.Movie:"Paper Moon"
Thursday 23, 2015 – “Paper Moon” 1973 B&W (102 min) The year is 1936. Orphaned Addie Loggins (Tatum O'Neal) is left in the care of unethical travelling Bible salesman Moses Pray (Ryan O'Neal), who may or may not be her father. Enroute to Addie's relatives, Moses learns that the 9-year-old is quite a handful: she smokes, cusses, and is almost as devious and manipulative as he is. They join forces as swindlers, working together so well that Addie is averse to…
Seward Park LibraryAdults
Saturday, July 25, 2015
1 p.m.ADA Anniversary Event: People with Disabilities as Creators + Agents of Change
ADA Anniversary Event! People with Disabilities as Creators and Agents of Change: Two Panel Discussions. Join the New York Public Library for this event in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Feel free to join us for one or both of the below panel discussions: First Panel at 1:00pm: “Actors, Artists, and Inventors: People with Disabilities as Creators." Second Panel at 3:00pm: “Fighting the Good Fight: Activists, Advocates and Law Changers." We wi…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
2 p.m.Movie Time!!
It's movie time at the Hunt's Point Branch. This summer we are celebrating heros. Saturday, July 11:The Incredibles Saturday, July 25: Big Hero 6
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomFamilies
3 p.m.Canceled
A Writers’ Workshop A Six Session Course
The concept of a writing workshop merges the solitary act of writing with the sense of community, and what setting could be more appropriate to the sense of community than the public library. In this workshop each participant will work on a story or several poems, bringing them from the compositional stage to a stage of completion and readiness to be submitted for publication. The workshop will use lecture, exercise, and feedback on the work (from both the workshop leader and the other partic…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
3 p.m.ADA Anniversary Event: People with Disabilities as Creators + Agents of Change
ADA Anniversary Event! People with Disabilities as Creators and Agents of Change: Two Panel Discussions. Join the New York Public Library for this event in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Feel free to join us for one or both of the below panel discussions: First Panel at 1:00pm: “Actors, Artists, and Inventors: People with Disabilities as Creators." Second Panel at 3:00pm: “Fighting the Good Fight: Activists, Advocates and Law Changers." We wi…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Monday, July 27, 2015
4:30 p.m.Quilting with a Purpose
Join us to meet our goal of making 10 quilts and change a child's life. Learn the basics of Quilting while making a difference! Sew We CARE is an organization of caring and creative people who want to contributer their gifts by making quilts for babies and children at risk. All quilts will be donated to a local New York hospital via ABC Quilts/American Moms, Inc chapter No experience required.... just an open heart ALL TOOLS WILL BE SUPPLIED RSVP or Queries: SewWeCareNY@gmail.com
Morningside Heights, Story Hour RoomAdults
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
5 p.m.College Planning and Financial Aid Workshop
College is expensive but with proper planning, it can be affordable. In this workshop you will learn: The importance of the FAFSA form and what it means to families. How to appeal to the school of your choice to receive more free money (grants and scholarships) What steps to take if you have lost employment or are or have divorced What the new tax laws mean to your family (Hope Credit, Lifetime Learning Credit, etc.) How a PRIVATE SCHOOL can cost less than a STATE SCHOOL New changes to f…
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryAdults
Friday, August 7, 2015
11 a.m.(CEIS) Hunts Point Library 1st Annual College and Career Fair 2015
Welcome to the Offical Page of the Hunts Point Library 1st Annual College and Career Fair 2015. We anticipate over (40) companies and educational institutions in attendance. There will also be several workshops providing valuable information and insight on Interviewing Skills, IT Training and Employment, Re-Entering The Workforce, Financial Security, Resume Writing and Dressing for Success. PLEASE REGISTER HERE: https://eventbrite.com/event/17087026757/ With so many potential employers in…
Hunts Point LibraryJob Seekers
3 p.m.Superhero Story and Puppet Show
A Summer Reading Celebration. Join us for a superhero-themed storytime with Nicola the puppeteer, then act out the story on your own with fabulous hand puppets. It's a combination storytime and theater hour! Learn how to make puppets come alive as you act out a wonderful book. Presented by Nicola McEldowney.
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Saturday, August 8, 2015
2 p.m.Origami 101 with Taro's Origami Studio
Join us as we introduce the Japanese art of origami to the world! As each fold and crease transforms a single sheet of ordinary paper into a recognizable model, origami inspires and challenges us to tackle everyday items from flowers and animals and brings us to mythical worlds filled with wizards and dragons. Origami is not simply a hobby – it’s practical as well. As participants practice origami, they will develop care, precision, and other skills that can easily be applied to other aspects…
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
3 p.m.Girls are Heroes, Too
Not all girls wait for a prince! These are old tales and new stories of strong women and girls who can take care of business. Recommended for children 5 and older. Presented by Robin Bady.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Friday, August 28, 2015
1 p.m.Superhero Story and Puppet Show
A Summer Reading Celebration. Join us for a superhero-themed storytime with Nicola the puppeteer, then act out the story on your own with fabulous hand puppets. It's a combination storytime and theater hour! Learn how to make puppets come alive as you act out a wonderful book. Presented by Nicola McEldowney.
Port Richmond LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Monday, August 31, 2015
6:30 p.m.The Indestructible Houseplant: 200 Beautiful, Easy-Care Plants that Everyone Can Grow, with Tovah Martin, horticulturalist, author, freelance writer, photo stylist and lecturer.
This illustrated lecture highlights indoor plants that are tough, beautiful, reliable, and readily available. It includes tips on care, maintenance, ideas for combining houseplants in eye-catching indoor displays, and offers inspiration for incorporating houseplants into a variety of décors.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
5:30 p.m.Ottendorfer Book Club: The Children Act
Our September selection is The Children Act by Ian McEwan. In this novel, Fiona Maye is High Court judge whose professional success belies her domestic strife. Her husband asks for an open marriage as she deals with the challenging case of a 17 year-old boy whose parents are refusing the medical care that would save his life based on religious beliefs Join us for a good conversation and great company. Ottendorfer Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month. Ask for a copy at the circ…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
6 p.m.Protect Your Assets, Protect Your Estate
Ron Fatoullah discusses the legal issues concerning paying for long term care, Medicaid eligibility/planning, long-term care insurance, trusts, asset protection planning and more. 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,
Businesspeople
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
6 p.m.Affordable Housing in New York | Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Matthew Gordon Lasner and special guests | Architectural Explorations in Books Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. The high cost of housing has become one of New York City’s greatest challenges. Where did this crisis come from? And how can we solve it? Hilary Ballon, David Burney, Richard Dattner, Alexander Garvin, and Frederick S. Harris join leading housing historians Nicholas Dagen Bloom and Matthew Gordon Lasner in conversation about their new illustrated collection, Affordable Housing in New York: The People, Places, and Policies that Transformed a City. Ama…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students

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