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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, June 16
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Vladimir Goes for Gold!
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration of All Ages 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. Presented by Traveling Lantern Theat…
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, June 16
@ 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 16
@ 5:30 p.m.
Open Mic Night for Adults
Adults can come and showcase their talent. We welcome spoken word artists, musicians, comedians etc;
Westchester Square LibraryAdults
Thu, June 16
@ 6:30 p.m.
Book Discussion; Night Circus
Night Circus by Eric Morgenstern. The Book Discussion meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month (Sept.-June).
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Fri, June 17
@ 11 a.m.
Movies For Tots
Children can enjoy short movies or cartoons suitable for a younger audience. For children ages 0-5 years old with a parent/caregiver
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, June 17
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Vladimir Goes for Gold!
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration of All Ages 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. Presented by Traveling Lantern Theat…
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, June 17
@ 6:30 p.m.
Teens
Anti-Prom 2016: Secret Garden Prom
Come dance the night away at the Library, and enjoy checking out the Secret Garden-inspired fashions created by Design NYPL's teen designers. More inspiration for your own costume can be found here. Anti-Prom provides an alternative, safe space for all teens who may not feel welcome at official school programs or dances because of their sexuality, gender presentation, the way they dress, or any other reason. DJ: Jonny Dynell Free Admission For Ages 12 to 18 only. Student ID required. All ba…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, June 18
@ 1 p.m.
Magic: The Gathering TCG Club
Now you can practice for Friday Night Magic from the comfort of your neighborhood Library with Thursday Night Magic! Each Thursday these casual 3-round Swiss pairing events provide a great way for inexperienced players to try out tournaments or for veteran players to try new strategies. Bring your own Magic the Gathering Cards. For Ages 16 and up.
Westchester Square LibraryYoung Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, June 18
@ 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, June 20
@ 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, June 21
@ 3:45 p.m.
Storytime With Literacy Inc
Come and enjoy a fun "Pajama Night" family storytime followed by an activity and treats! The storytime is presented by Literacy Inc. *For All Ages
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren
Tue, June 21
@ 4 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library presents New Releases Movie Night: Sisters
Universal Pictures Rating R, Runtime 118 minutes, Release Year 2015; Director Jason Moore Synopsis SNL alumni Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-star in this Universal Studios comedy about two daffy adult sisters, one an irresponsible single mom and the other a kindhearted nurse, who decide to throw one last wild party at their childhood home before it's sold by their parents. However, their bash ends up going disastrously awry. Written by Paula Pell and directed by Jason Moore. Author: Jack Rodge…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Tue, June 21
@ 4 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, June 21
@ 5 p.m.
Spades Night for Adults
We will be playing the competitive card game, Spades.
Westchester Square LibraryAdults
Tue, June 21
@ 5:30 p.m.
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, June 22
@ 3 p.m.
Young Adult Anime Club
Are you into Anime? Do you draw anime or want to learn how? Then join us at the library every Wednesday.
Hunts Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, June 22
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Vladimir Goes for Gold!
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration of All Ages 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. Presented by Traveling Lantern Theat…
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, June 22
@ 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
Thu, June 23
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Creatures of the Night
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration for All Ages 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!
Melrose LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, June 23
@ 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)
Thu, June 23
@ 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 23
@ 4:30 p.m.
Adult Game Night
Come have some fun and meet your neighbors in the community at our monthly game night! Games provided include chess, checkers, dominoes, Scrabble, Uno, and puzzles. All Public Library Programs are free of charge.
115th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Fri, June 24
@ 11 a.m.
Movies For Tots
Children can enjoy short movies or cartoons suitable for a younger audience. For children ages 0-5 years old with a parent/caregiver
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, June 24
@ 3 p.m.
Lincoln Center Screenings @St.Agnes: Harlem Renaissance Orchestra
This is a screening of the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra which was performed at the Damrosch Park Bandshell on July 14, 2012. For over 25 years, the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra has continued to feed the fire of the Big Band Era. Keeping alive the tradition of their mentor, the late, great tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet, they closed out the 2012 Midsummer Night Swing season with their crowd-pleasing night of hard-swinging Big Band classics. Dancers paid tribute to lindy innovator Frankie Man…
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
Sat, June 25
@ 1 p.m.
Magic: The Gathering TCG Club
Now you can practice for Friday Night Magic from the comfort of your neighborhood Library with Thursday Night Magic! Each Thursday these casual 3-round Swiss pairing events provide a great way for inexperienced players to try out tournaments or for veteran players to try new strategies. Bring your own Magic the Gathering Cards. For Ages 16 and up.
Westchester Square LibraryYoung Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, June 27
@ 4 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club
Come meet up and talk about your favorite Anime and Manga series with your fellow Otaku at Mariners Harbor Library! We will also be showing episodes of your favorite anime series that YOU can pick. Snacks are included. For ages 13-18.
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, June 27
@ 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, June 28
@ 3 p.m.
Young Adult Anime Club
Are you into Anime? Do you draw anime or want to learn how? Then join us at the library every Wednesday.
Hunts Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, June 28
@ 4 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, June 28
@ 5 p.m.
Spades Night for Adults
We will be playing the competitive card game, Spades.
Westchester Square LibraryAdults
Tue, June 28
@ 5:30 p.m.
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, June 29
@ 4 p.m.
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
Wed, June 29
@ 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
Wed, June 29
@ 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.
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.
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, July 7
@ 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
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
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