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All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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29 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Monday, December 22, 2014
12 noonWorld History Films
Let’s travel back in time and watch some of the events that have occurred throughout the years! Join us in the New Amsterdam Library to watch documentary films about World War I & II, history from different cultures, and discoveries that changed the world. December 8: History of Japan’s Ancient & Modern Empire December 22: The Destruction of China’s Yuan Ming Yuan
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
3:30 p.m.Monday Madness
Come join us for either a fun craft, short movie, or a surprise activity.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
10:30 a.m.Story Time
Children and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other children in the neighborhood.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
11:30 a.m.Story Time
Children and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other children in the neighborhood.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
12:15 p.m. Lunch Time Beginning Crochet Workshop
Want to crochet, but aren’t sure where to start? Learn to crochet at the library! Learn the basics of crochet and start your first project. This is a free event, but you will need to bring your own supplies. Please bring a crochet hook and practice yarn. Registration is not required.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
Adults
2 p.m.Scene it @ the Library: Classic Films
Come join us for a fun classic movie every Tuesday on the big screen! Please note that titles may be subject to change. December 9: A Christmas Carol (G) Running Time: 69 minutes On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge is now and he warns him to change his ways or face the consequences in the afterlife. December 23: Miracle on 34th Street (G…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
11 a.m.Leggo my Legos-Block Time
Children are invited to sink their little hands in to piles of blocks. Also, bring a toy car and drive around our tiny town we have on the floor! Join us as children learn to sharpen and develop their interpersonal skills through play.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Friday, December 26, 2014
10:30 a.m.Tummy Time
Specialized floor time for babies from birth to 18 months and their caregivers. We will engage in simple lapsit and finger play exercises and sing songs and rhymes to help babies strengthen coordination and development through fun activities.
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
2 p.m.Ongoing
"Who's the King?" -- Chess and Checkers Program at the New Amsterdam Library
Adults and teens, beginners and masters, come to the New Amsterdam Library every Friday from 2pm – 4pm to play chess and checkers and see who we crown The King. Attendants will learn to play Chess and Checkers and will challenge one another and staff.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Saturday, December 27, 2014
2 p.m.Scene it @ the Library: Family Movie Matinee
Come join us for a fun family movie every Saturday on the big screen! **Please note that titles may be subject to change December 6, 2014: The Dog Who Saved Christmas (PG) Running Time: 88 minutes The Bannister family's new addition, Zeus, the yellow Labrador, appears to be less than the dependable guard dog the family needs. However, when two burglars set out to break into the Bannister's home while they're away for Christmas, Zeus seizes the chance to be a hero, proving every dog - ev…
New Amsterdam LibraryFamilies
Monday, December 29, 2014
3:30 p.m.Monday Madness
Come join us for either a fun craft, short movie, or a surprise activity.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
5:30 p.m.The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. Book Discussion
Join us for a discussion of Adelle Waldman's novel The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. With tough-minded intelligence and wry good humor The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. is an absorbing tale of one young man’s search for happiness — and an inside look at how he really thinks about women, sex and love.
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
10:30 a.m.Story Time
Children and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other children in the neighborhood.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
11:30 a.m.Story Time
Children and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other children in the neighborhood.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
2 p.m.Scene it @ the Library: Feature Film
Come join us as we view the latest and greatest feature films on the big screen! **Please note, that titles are subject to change. December 2: The Best Man Holiday (R) Running Time: 123 Minutes (Postponed until January 2015) December 16: Nothing Like The Holidays (PG-13) Running Time: 98 Minutes A Puerto Rican family livingi n the area of Humboldt Park in west Chicago face what may be their last Christmas together. December 30: A Madea Christmas (PG-13) Running Time: 100 Minu…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
3:30 p.m. Lunch Time Beginning Crochet Workshop
Want to crochet, but aren’t sure where to start? Learn to crochet at the library! Learn the basics of crochet and start your first project. This is a free event, but you will need to bring your own supplies. Please bring a crochet hook and practice yarn. Registration is not required.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
11 a.m.Leggo my Legos-Block Time
Children are invited to sink their little hands in to piles of blocks. Also, bring a toy car and drive around our tiny town we have on the floor! Join us as children learn to sharpen and develop their interpersonal skills through play.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Friday, January 2, 2015
2 p.m.Ongoing
"Who's the King?" -- Chess and Checkers Program at the New Amsterdam Library
Adults and teens, beginners and masters, come to the New Amsterdam Library every Friday from 2pm – 4pm to play chess and checkers and see who we crown The King. Attendants will learn to play Chess and Checkers and will challenge one another and staff.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Friday, January 9, 2015
2 p.m.Ongoing
"Who's the King?" -- Chess and Checkers Program at the New Amsterdam Library
Adults and teens, beginners and masters, come to the New Amsterdam Library every Friday from 2pm – 4pm to play chess and checkers and see who we crown The King. Attendants will learn to play Chess and Checkers and will challenge one another and staff.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Saturday, January 10, 2015
11 a.m. We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: New Amsterdam Library- January 2015
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking to your child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate Level English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners will have the opportunity to learn Englishby watching We Are New York videos. Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you. This program…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Friday, January 16, 2015
2 p.m.Ongoing
"Who's the King?" -- Chess and Checkers Program at the New Amsterdam Library
Adults and teens, beginners and masters, come to the New Amsterdam Library every Friday from 2pm – 4pm to play chess and checkers and see who we crown The King. Attendants will learn to play Chess and Checkers and will challenge one another and staff.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Saturday, January 17, 2015
11 a.m. We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: New Amsterdam Library- January 2015
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking to your child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate Level English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners will have the opportunity to learn Englishby watching We Are New York videos. Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you. This program…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Thursday, January 22, 2015
1 p.m."A Moment of Zen" - Meditation group
Scientific studies show that just 10 minutes of meditation a day relieves stress and improves your health and well-being. Take time out of your busy schedule to come to the New Amsterdam library to learn meditation and find inner peace. Once a month we will teach, practice and discuss meditation. No prior experience necessary -- just bring an open mind! Thursday January 22nd from 1:00pm - 1:45pm.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Friday, January 23, 2015
2 p.m.Ongoing
"Who's the King?" -- Chess and Checkers Program at the New Amsterdam Library
Adults and teens, beginners and masters, come to the New Amsterdam Library every Friday from 2pm – 4pm to play chess and checkers and see who we crown The King. Attendants will learn to play Chess and Checkers and will challenge one another and staff.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Saturday, January 24, 2015
11 a.m. We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: New Amsterdam Library- January 2015
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking to your child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate Level English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners will have the opportunity to learn Englishby watching We Are New York videos. Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you. This program…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Monday, January 26, 2015
3:30 p.m.The Amazing World of Animals
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 children ages 4 and up. Limit to 25 participants, please register by phone or in-person.
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Friday, January 30, 2015
2 p.m."Who's the King?" -- Chess and Checkers Program at the New Amsterdam Library
Adults and teens, beginners and masters, come to the New Amsterdam Library every Friday from 2pm – 4pm to play chess and checkers and see who we crown The King. Attendants will learn to play Chess and Checkers and will challenge one another and staff.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Saturday, January 31, 2015
11 a.m. We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: New Amsterdam Library- January 2015
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking to your child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate Level English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners will have the opportunity to learn Englishby watching We Are New York videos. Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you. This program…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Monday, February 2, 2015
5:30 p.m."Where Art and Literature Meet" - Graphic Novel Book Discussion
They're strong, powerful, and if you cross them, things will quickly go very badly for you. Only one thing scares them—growing up. The Wrenchies is a sprawling, intense science fiction tale that has at its heart the uncertainty and loneliness of growing up. Monday, February 2nd from 5:30pm - 6:45pm.
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers

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