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Today
@ 1 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon Movie: Straight Outta Compton
Entrenched in the racial tumult of Los Angeles in the mid-1980's, a group of aspiring rappers banded together to revolutionize the global consumption of hip-hop and popular culture. NWA was born out of racial frustration and the disadvantaged economics of their South Central neighborhood. F. Gary Gray directs this biopic about the rise to stardom for the act that earned the moniker of "The World's Most Dangerous Group", featuring Ice Cube's son O'Shea Jackson Jr. playing the role of his father,…
Eastchester LibraryAdults
Mon, June 27
@ 12 noon
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Mon, June 27
@ 1 p.m.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
A six week educational series that provides self-care education programs for caregivers which includes tools and strategies to better handle the unique challenges they face. Mondays from 1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
City Island LibraryAdults
Tue, June 28
@ 12 noon
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, June 29
@ 10:30 a.m.
Book Talk: "the Lucky Years", how to thrive in the brave new world of health
Join the Baychester library for a discussion of David Agus, M.D's book "the Lucky Years". Discussion will focus on the brave new world of health care. Program will feature an interview with the author for CBS news.
Baychester LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, June 29
@ 11 a.m.
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Thu, June 30
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler/Preschool Time
Join us for songs, rhymes, picturebook stories, simple craft activity, and snack packed in 45 minutes! For two and three year-olds and their care givers. Please sign up in advance. Space is limited.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, June 30
@ 12 noon
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, July 1
@ 10 a.m.
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, July 1
@ 1 p.m.
PSS CIRCLE OF CARE
Information Session for Caregiver! Are you caring for an elderly loved one? Feeling overwhelmed with your caregiving responsibility? Do you need a break from caregiving? Join us for information on free supportive services that can help make your caregiving responsibilities easier! First Friday of Every Month
Throg's Neck LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, July 5
@ 12 noon
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
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)
Wed, July 6
@ 11 a.m.
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Thu, July 7
@ 12 noon
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, July 8
@ 10 a.m.
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Mon, July 11
@ 12 noon
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Mon, July 11
@ 1 p.m.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
An educational series that provides self-care education programs for caregivers which includes tools and strategies to better handle the unique challenges they face. Monday July 11th and Monday July 25th from 1:00p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, July 12
@ 12 noon
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Tue, July 12
@ 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)
Wed, July 13
@ 11 a.m.
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, July 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Everyone Has a Story: The Hows and Whys of Memoir
A Summer Reading Program for Teens Why write about your life? The ridiculous, hilarious, tragic, and mundane moments that make up our lives are rich writing material. And voicing our personal story can be an act of service. These moments can unveil the whole of our lived experience, and the meaning we assign to it. Writing a memoir can feel like a daunting task. In this fun workshop we will learn how to start with a narrow focus, or “one-inch picture frame” as Anne Lamott says. Using the conte…
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 14
@ 12 noon
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Thu, July 14
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Everyone Has a Story: The How's and Why's of Memoir
A Summer Reading Program for Teens Why write about your life? The ridiculous, hilarious, tragic, and mundane moments that make up our lives are rich writing material. And voicing our personal story can be an act of service. These moments can unveil the whole of our lived experience, and the meaning we assign to it. Writing a memoir can feel like a daunting task. In this fun workshop we will learn how to start with a narrow focus, or “one-inch picture frame” as Annie Lamott says. Using the cont…
Dongan Hills LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 15
@ 10 a.m.
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Mon, July 18
@ 12 noon
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Tue, July 19
@ 12 noon
Lights, Camera, Reading Mini-Camp
Love stories? Then, why not star in live theatrical versions of timeless picture books The fun begins with an introduction to acting via classic theatre games. Then, we will take a beloved picture book and literally act out the story. Please note: Children will perform for friends and family the last fifteen minutes of each class session. This program is for children ages 5-11. Registration required. Registration begins June 15, 2016, and may be done in person or by calling the St. Georg…
St. George Library CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 19
@ 12 noon
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Tue, July 19
@ 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)
Wed, July 20
@ 11 a.m.
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, July 20
@ 12 noon
Lights, Camera, Reading Mini-Camp
Love stories? Then, why not star in live theatrical versions of timeless picture books The fun begins with an introduction to acting via classic theatre games. Then, we will take a beloved picture book and literally act out the story. Please note: Children will perform for friends and family the last fifteen minutes of each class session. This program is for children ages 5-11. Registration required. Registration begins June 15, 2016, and may be done in person or by calling the St. Georg…
St. George Library CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, July 21
@ 12 noon
Lights, Camera, Reading Mini-Camp
Love stories? Then, why not star in live theatrical versions of timeless picture books The fun begins with an introduction to acting via classic theatre games. Then, we will take a beloved picture book and literally act out the story. Please note: Children will perform for friends and family the last fifteen minutes of each class session. This program is for children ages 5-11. Registration required. Registration begins June 15, 2016, and may be done in person or by calling the St. Georg…
St. George Library CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, July 21
@ 12 noon
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Thu, July 21
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Staten Island's Got Talent!
Come to our talent show and play your instrument, sing a song, perform a skit or comedy act, or read a poem or short story (your's or another author's!). You can perform as long as seven minutes. You can even perform with a friend. For ages 5 to 12. We have a PA system and a piano available for you to use. Preregistration is required in order to perform, in person or by calling the library at 718-668-0413.
Richmondtown LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, July 21
@ 3 p.m.
The New Retirement: Living a Life of Purpose
Are you retired? About to retire? Thinking about retiring? Welcome to LOVE the “NEW” Retirement! Baby boomers are healthier and living longer than previous generations. We are pioneers in the search for a meaningful and purposeful “third act”. Come join speaker, trainer, and certified professional coach, Barbara Phillips, to clarify (or re-clarify) what is most important to you at this stage of life AND learn from other retirees. You will learn: • How to clarify your purpose •…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, July 22
@ 10 a.m.
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Sat, July 23
@ 12 noon
Money Matters
Happy 100th Birthday! (Aren't You Glad You Have Long Term Care Insurance?)
One notable demographic trend in the U.S. is the growing number of people who will celebrate a 100th birthday. Learn why you might want to chip in for a long term care policy for your parents rather than a cake or a trip to Florida. The discussion includes information about different types of long term care coverage, unique policy riders, trends in premium costs and alternatives. Presented by the Financial Planning Association of New York Seating is on a first come, first seated basis…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Sat, July 23
@ 1 p.m.
Opera Concert Series
The New York Opera Forum performs complete concert versions of operas with piano accompaniment. Programs with act-by-act plot summaries will be provided in large print and braille. On Saturday July 23rd from 1:00 - 4:00 PM enjoy The Marriage of Figaro, a bubbly drawing room comedy based on a play that caused a scandal due to its revolutionary take on 18th century society, and described by the Metropolitan Opera as Mozart at the height of his genius.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Mon, July 25
@ 12 noon
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Mon, July 25
@ 1 p.m.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
An educational series that provides self-care education programs for caregivers which includes tools and strategies to better handle the unique challenges they face. Monday July 11th and Monday July 25th from 1:00p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, July 26
@ 12 noon
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
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