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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Game Night
Game Night @ 125th Street Library Every Wednesday Night 4-5:30 p.m. Join us for Family Game Night. Play Wii, or Xbox games at the library. Board games of all types are available for you to play with your friends, family, and neighbors.
125th Street Library, Community RoomFamilies
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Family Board Game Night
Come with family and friends to play our board games or bring your own!
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 6 p.m.
Strategy Game Night
Exercising Your Mind with Strategy Game Night Use Your BRAIN for World Domination Melville and Frances Herskovits on board the R.M.S. Queen Mary. First Floor—Corner Room Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM—8:00 PM June 29 July 13 July 27 August 10 August 24
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, June 30
@ 4 p.m.
PAJAMA NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY
Wear your pajamas to the library! Enjoy stories, puppets and songs. Ages 3 & up with caregiver.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 30
@ 4 p.m.
Pajama Night
Read Aloud, Craft and Light Refreshments for children 4-11 yrs.old
Kingsbridge LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 30
@ 4 p.m.
Family Karaoke and Dance Night
We will have tons of fun at our Family Karaoke and Dance Night.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, AtriumChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 30
@ 4 p.m.
Roosevelt Island Anime Club
Do you love Anime and Japanese culture? Do you know little to nothing about it, but want to learn? If so, join us at the Roosevelt Island Library every Thursday at 4pm. The anime club will discuss anime, manga, and the influence of Japanese culture in America. Also, if you’re looking to discover something new or bask in the wonderful nostalgia of past anime/manga that you grew up with, this is the place for you!! Please note: Programs are subject to cancellation.
Roosevelt Island LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, June 30
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Cafe
Teen Cafe is your time to hang. Discuss anime, books, gaming; do art, maybe even craft, play games, listen to music, bring a snack or drink, or even do homework. Laptops provided. Ages 12-18.
Washington Heights LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 1
@ 12 noon
Teen Film
07/01 @ 12 pm: We are Marshall 07/08 @ 12 pm: Bring It On 07/09 @ 1 pm: Blades of Glory 07/15 @ 12 pm: Coach Carter 07/16 @ 1 pm: Moneyball 07/22 @ 12 pm: 42 07/23 @ 1 pm: Friday Night Lights 07/29 @ 12 pm: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies 07/30 @ 12 pm: Zoolander & Zoolander 2 (Teen Movie Marathon Series)
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 1
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Program: Anime Club
Join us for an afternoon of anime watching, fun, and Japanese-influenced activities. Bring your friends!
Baychester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 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
@ 3:30 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
@ 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
@ 4 p.m.
Anime Club at Wakefield
Teens can catch up on their favorite anime shows and get introduced to new ones! Viewings will be held in the Wakefield community room.
Wakefield LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 6
@ 6 p.m.
Teen Author Reading Night!
Come on out and meet your favorite authors of books for teens! Wednesday, June 1 at 6 pm: Tara Altebrando, The Leaving Jennifer Castle, What Happens After Gordon Korman, Slacker Lois Metzger, Change Places With Me Sarah Mlynowski, Think Twice Lindsay Ribar, Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies Wednesday, July 7 at 6 pm: Caela Carter, Tumbling Melissa Grey, The Shadow Hour Jeff Hirsch, Black River Falls Kathryn Holmes, How it Feels to Fly Ann Stampler, How to Disappear Stephanie Kate Stroh…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, July 7
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Cafe
Teen Cafe is your time to hang. Discuss anime, books, gaming; do art, maybe even craft, play games, listen to music, bring a snack or drink, or even do homework. Laptops provided. Ages 12-18.
Washington Heights LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 8
@ 12 noon
Teen Film
07/01 @ 12 pm: We are Marshall 07/08 @ 12 pm: Bring It On 07/09 @ 1 pm: Blades of Glory 07/15 @ 12 pm: Coach Carter 07/16 @ 1 pm: Moneyball 07/22 @ 12 pm: 42 07/23 @ 1 pm: Friday Night Lights 07/29 @ 12 pm: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies 07/30 @ 12 pm: Zoolander & Zoolander 2 (Teen Movie Marathon Series)
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 8
@ 6 p.m.
Open Book Night: Summer in the City
We are having a book social! We hope you’ll come and share a book you loved reading! What to expect at Open Book Night: 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell us what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. We want to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. Our theme this month is SUMMER IN THE CIT…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Sat, July 9
@ 1 p.m.
Teen Film
07/01 @ 12 pm: We are Marshall 07/08 @ 12 pm: Bring It On 07/09 @ 1 pm: Blades of Glory 07/15 @ 12 pm: Coach Carter 07/16 @ 1 pm: Moneyball 07/22 @ 12 pm: 42 07/23 @ 1 pm: Friday Night Lights 07/29 @ 12 pm: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies 07/30 @ 12 pm: Zoolander & Zoolander 2 (Teen Movie Marathon Series)
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, July 11
@ 2 p.m.
Teen Anime
Come watch and discuss Anime, Japanese culture and more. Snacks provided.
West Farms Library, Story Hour RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, July 11
@ 3 p.m.
Get the Geek Out: Anime Club!
Do you like anime or manga? Join us for episodes of a different anime every Monday! Take the chance to talk with your peers about some of your favorites, chill out and sketch some characters.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, July 11
@ 6 p.m.
Game Night
Got the gaming moves? Show off your skills and challenge your friends to our Wii games and/or the Xbox One games. Take part in our tournaments!
Mosholu Library, AuditoriumTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 12
@ 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 12
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Creatures of the Night
A Summer Reading Program When the sun goes down it becomes a different world! Owls are not the only animal that is active at night – mammals, frogs, toads, and even insects – make the night time come alive. The New Canaan Nature Center will bring these live animals and their sounds to you! Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Hamilton Grange LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 12
@ 4 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library presents New Releases Movie Night: The Finest Hours
Walt Disney Pictures Rating PG-13, Runtime 117 minutes, Release Year 2016; Director Craig Gillespie Synopsis This docudrama depicts the incredible true story of a daring Coast Guard rescue operation off of Cape Cod during a ferocious storm in the winter of 1952. When an oil tanker splits in half, trapping its crew aboard the sinking vessel, four brave Guardsmen set out to save them. Craig Gillespie directed this adventure drama, which stars Chris Pine, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana. Author: Dan…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Tue, July 12
@ 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 13
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
The Contest Between The Bear & The Frogs & other Tales of Great Games & Mighty Feats!
A Summer Reading Program Folktales & Stories are chock full of Great Games, Remarkable Races and Clever Contests - think of Aesops' "The Tortoise & the Hare". Join LuAnn & participate in stories with Athletes, Tricksters & Giants as they get in the game & perform mighty feats of strength & wit with vim, valor & vigor! ....just a taste! Question: Do you know why Bats only fly at night? Hint: In the Native American Folktale "The Great Race Between the Mammals & t…
Kingsbridge LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, July 13
@ 4 p.m.
Movie Night for Adults
In keeping with this year's summer theme we will be showing sports related films.
Westchester Square LibraryAdults
Wed, July 13
@ 6 p.m.
Strategy Game Night
Exercising Your Mind with Strategy Game Night Use Your BRAIN for World Domination Melville and Frances Herskovits on board the R.M.S. Queen Mary. First Floor—Corner Room Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM—8:00 PM June 29 July 13 July 27 August 10 August 24
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, July 14
@ 2:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Vladimir Goes for Gold!
A Summer Reading Program A young athlete takes you on an Olympic adventure! Meet Vladimir Cashewninski: Champion Badminton player, and sole athlete from the tiny People’s Republic of Insurgistan, as he prepares to compete at the Olympic Games. The night before his big day, he has an enthralling dream that takes him to Ancient Olympia, where he meets the Olympic Herald and teams up with the audience to explore the first Olympic Games. For all ages. Presented by Traveling Lantern Theatre Company.…
Riverside LibraryChildren
Thu, July 14
@ 4 p.m.
Movie NightHuguenot Park LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, July 14
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Cafe
Teen Cafe is your time to hang. Discuss anime, books, gaming; do art, maybe even craft, play games, listen to music, bring a snack or drink, or even do homework. Laptops provided. Ages 12-18.
Washington Heights LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 14
@ 5:30 p.m.
Open Mic Night
Show us your talent! We welcome, poets, spoken word artist, singers, musician etc. Pre-registration required for performers.
Westchester Square LibraryAdults
Fri, July 15
@ 12 noon
Teen Film
07/01 @ 12 pm: We are Marshall 07/08 @ 12 pm: Bring It On 07/09 @ 1 pm: Blades of Glory 07/15 @ 12 pm: Coach Carter 07/16 @ 1 pm: Moneyball 07/22 @ 12 pm: 42 07/23 @ 1 pm: Friday Night Lights 07/29 @ 12 pm: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies 07/30 @ 12 pm: Zoolander & Zoolander 2 (Teen Movie Marathon Series)
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 15
@ 3 p.m.
Anime Club!
Join us as we chat about our favorite anime, mangas, and enjoy snacks!! Each meeting, a new series will be introduced, rated and discussed; learn a little Japanese, too . This meeting you will learn how to write your name in KATAKANA and a few well known phrases.
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 15
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Program: Anime Club
Join us for an afternoon of anime watching, fun, and Japanese-influenced activities. Bring your friends!
Baychester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, July 16
@ 1 p.m.
Movie: Love The Coopers
When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday. Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, John Goodman PG-13, 1 hour 47 min, Comedy
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, July 16
@ 1 p.m.
Teen Film
07/01 @ 12 pm: We are Marshall 07/08 @ 12 pm: Bring It On 07/09 @ 1 pm: Blades of Glory 07/15 @ 12 pm: Coach Carter 07/16 @ 1 pm: Moneyball 07/22 @ 12 pm: 42 07/23 @ 1 pm: Friday Night Lights 07/29 @ 12 pm: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies 07/30 @ 12 pm: Zoolander & Zoolander 2 (Teen Movie Marathon Series)
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, July 16
@ 2:30 p.m.
Ongoing
Teen Anime
Love to read manga? Come watch the anime based on it! View your favorite anime show or movie with friends at Parkchester! Those first to arrive will choose what we watch. Light refreshments served.
Parkchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, July 18
@ 2:30 p.m.
COMIC CULTURE: MONSTERS OF THE BRONX
Join a new series of Comics-art classes focusing on the monster-loving mythology of our multi-cultural Bronx. This Summer, we explore the myths and legends of the diverse communities of the Bronx, as well as go deeper into some of the issues affecting our communities. Kids will learn to make their own comics, create their own stories, enjoy live figure drawing, and even review great anime; all while investigating the magic and diversity of our everyday lives. All classes are taught by cartoonist…
West Farms Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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