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All Programs

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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27 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
1 p.m.Island Writers
City Island Creative Writers Group begins its new season starting on Tuesday May 5th at 1:00 p.m. Please bring a pad, a pen, and most importantly, your imagination. Open to all. May 5th, May 12th, May 19th, and May 26th, at 1:00 p.m.
City Island LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
4 p.m.Craft Corner
Let your imagination run wild and join us for craft corner!
Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
4 p.m.Lego Club
The Ottendorfer Library has started a Library Lego Club for children 6 and Older This is an open opportunity for kids to get creative and build anything they choose. The library will provide the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination! All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to document your adventures, or check back here after the program--you might see your creation!
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
6:30 p.m.Bibliotech: Why Libraries Matter More than Ever in the Age of Google, with John Palfrey, library expert, head of school at Phillips Andover Academy, and the founding chairman of the Digital Public Library of America.
This illustrated lecture argues for the necessity of understanding how to find and use the seemingly infinite reservoirs of online information, as well as the adaptive role of libraries in teaching these skills. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: June Events Calendar 2015.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
7 p.m.Elizabeth Alexander | Hilton Als
To mark the release of her elegiac memoir on love and loss, The Light of the World, poet and professor Elizabeth Alexander is joined by The New Yorker's Hilton Als in conversation. Professor ELIZABETH ALEXANDER is a poet, essayist, playwright, and teacher. She holds degrees from Yale University (B.A., English), Boston University (M.F.A., English), and the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D, English). In 2009, she composed and delivered “Praise Song for the Day” for the inauguration of President…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
4 p.m.Gustafer Yellowgold
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration. Meet Gustafer Yellowgold, the friendly creature who comes to Earth from the sun, in this multimedia program launched from the imagination of illustrator/singer/songwriter Morgan Taylor. Recommended for children ages 4 to 12 years old.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thursday, June 11, 2015
11 a.m. (CEIS) Hamilton Grange Library 1st Annual College and Career Fair 2015
Welcome to the Offical Page of the Hamilton Grange 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/17086650632/ With so many potential employ…
Hamilton Grange LibraryJob Seekers
6 p.m.Maroons Revisited: History and Stories
Please note this event will not take place at the Schomburg Center. It will be held at NYPL's 42nd Street location, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 5th Avenue at 42nd Street, New York. Secluded in the forests, the swamps and the mountains, or hidden at the borders of plantations, maroons all over the Americas led unique, secret lives, while fiercely maintaining their independence. Join us for a revealing new look at these extraordinary men and women. Omar H. Ali (“Benkos Bioho: African Ma…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
4 p.m.Get Crafty @ the Library!
Join us for a fun craft. Let your imagination run wild with the supplies we give you. Please register your child or children at the information desk.
Woodlawn Heights LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
3:30 p.m.Spy Academy
Look out 007—the Mad Science Spy Academy is in session! Students will make and take home their own Secret Code Breaker to communicate stealthily at home, like real spies. For children ages 4 and older. Limit to 25 participants only, please register by phone or in-person.
Baychester LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
2:30 p.m.Spy Academy
Look out 007—the Mad Science Spy Academy is in session! Students will make and take home their own Secret Code Breaker to communicate stealthily at home, like real spies. For children ages 4 and older. Limit to 25 participants only, please register by phone or in-person.
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
3:30 p.m.Spy Academy
Look out 007—the Mad Science Spy Academy is in session! Students will make and take home their own Secret Code Breaker to communicate stealthily at home, like real spies. For children ages 4 and older. Limit to 25 participants only, please register by phone or in-person.
Baychester LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
2:30 p.m.Spy Academy
Look out 007—the Mad Science Spy Academy is in session! Students will make and take home their own Secret Code Breaker to communicate stealthily at home, like real spies. For children ages 4 and older. Limit to 25 participants only, please register by phone or in-person.
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
6 p.m.Summer Poetry Readings with the Academy of American Poets
This summer The New York Public Library joins other historic New York City locales in hosting a diverse lineup of poets sharing their latest work, in collaboration with the Academy of American Poets summer poetry readings. Check back soon for 2015 series schedule.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
3:30 p.m.Spy Academy
Look out 007—the Mad Science Spy Academy is in session! Students will make and take home their own Secret Code Breaker to communicate stealthily at home, like real spies. For children ages 4 and older. Limit to 25 participants only, please register by phone or in-person.
Baychester LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Saturday, July 18, 2015
2:30 p.m.A Musical Tribute to the Music of Motown
Jazz/Pop Vocalist Cody Childs performs a tribute to the music of Motown. This tribute includes historical notes on the origins of the Motown Company and biographical notes on many its legendary artists as well as a performance of such Motown classics as “My Girl”, “ Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”, “My Guy”, “Just My Imagination”, “Quicksand”, ”Where Did Our Love Go?”, “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch”, ”You Are The Sunshine of My Life”, “For Once In My Life” and many more.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
2:30 p.m.Spy Academy
Look out 007—the Mad Science Spy Academy is in session! Students will make and take home their own Secret Code Breaker to communicate stealthily at home, like real spies. For children ages 4 and older. Limit to 25 participants only, please register by phone or in-person.
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
3:30 p.m.Spy Academy
Look out 007—the Mad Science Spy Academy is in session! Students will make and take home their own Secret Code Breaker to communicate stealthily at home, like real spies. For children ages 4 and older. Limit to 25 participants only, please register by phone or in-person.
Baychester LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Monday, July 27, 2015
6 p.m.Jim J's Jukebox - The Great American Songbook, from Vaudeville to Tin Pan Alley; from Broadway to Hollywood
American Songbook expert and buff Jim Jimirro shares insights, behind-the-scene anecdotes and music from his vast collection. Thousands around the world have enjoyed his vibrant and informed perspective on the music of Berlin, Porter, Kern and Gershwin, the lyrics of Mercer, Hart and Hammerstein, and the stylings of Sinatra and Fitzgerald. Jim’s presentations are packed with music, stories and humor, but it's his passion that sets these lectures apart. His way of hearing this music in a speci…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
2:30 p.m.Spy Academy
Look out 007—the Mad Science Spy Academy is in session! Students will make and take home their own Secret Code Breaker to communicate stealthily at home, like real spies. For children ages 4 and older. Limit to 25 participants only, please register by phone or in-person.
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
3:30 p.m.Spy Academy
Look out 007—the Mad Science Spy Academy is in session! Students will make and take home their own Secret Code Breaker to communicate stealthily at home, like real spies. For children ages 4 and older. Limit to 25 participants only, please register by phone or in-person.
Baychester LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Friday, August 7, 2015
10:15 a.m.The Lions Lego Zone: Session 1
Bring your imagination and join us for fun with LEGOs! Kids and their grown-up will have a chance to show off their building skills with LEGOs provided by the Library. Blocks of various sizes will be provided for children ages 2-4 and 5-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Space is limited. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis starting at 10:00 AM. Please bring along a camera to take a pictures of your creation!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
11 a.m.The Lions Lego Zone: Session 2
Bring your imagination and join us for fun with LEGOs! Kids and their grown-up will have a chance to show off their building skills with LEGOs provided by the Library. Blocks of various sizes will be provided for children ages 2-4 and 5-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Space is limited. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis starting at 10:00 AM. Please bring along a camera to take a pictures of your creation!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
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
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
6 p.m.Summer Poetry Readings with the Academy of American Poets
This summer The New York Public Library joins other historic New York City locales in hosting a diverse lineup of poets sharing their latest work, in collaboration with the Academy of American Poets summer poetry readings. Check back soon for 2015 series schedule.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, DeWitt Wallace Periodical RoomAdults
Friday, August 28, 2015
10:15 a.m.The Lions Lego Zone: Session 1
Bring your imagination and join us for fun with LEGOs! Kids and their grown-up will have a chance to show off their building skills with LEGOs provided by the Library. Blocks of various sizes will be provided for children ages 2-4 and 5-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Space is limited. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis starting at 10:00 AM. Please bring along a camera to take a pictures of your creation!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
11 a.m.The Lions Lego Zone: Session 2
Bring your imagination and join us for fun with LEGOs! Kids and their grown-up will have a chance to show off their building skills with LEGOs provided by the Library. Blocks of various sizes will be provided for children ages 2-4 and 5-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Space is limited. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis starting at 10:00 AM. Please bring along a camera to take a pictures of your creation!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren

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