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34 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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
4:30 p.m.1984 Book Discussion
Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time. Come discuss thi…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
10:30 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
3:30 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. May 6, 2015: Wild Card (R) Running Time: 92 Minutes When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play...and it's all or nothing. May 13, 2015: Unbroken (PG-13) Running Time: 137 Minutes After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a ra…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
Thursday, May 28, 2015
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
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
2 p.m.Open Lab
Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Laptops will be provided. (Se habla español)
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
Friday, May 29, 2015
10:30 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
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
12:15 p.m.Lunch Time Knitting Circle
Are you interested in learning how to knit, or would you like to share skills and ideas with others? Have a knitting project you’re working on or would like to start? Bring your own needles, yarn and projects for an informal and friendly knitting circle for all skill levels. Knit, chat and learn from each other. Limited assistance will be available. (Registration is not required.)
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
Adults
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, May 30, 2015
11 a.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: New Amsterdam Library- May 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
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 May 2, 2015: Big Hero 6 (PG) Running Time: 102 minutes The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. May 9, 2015:Beethoven's Treasure Tails (PG) Running Time: 1 hour & 38 minutes Get ready to howl with laughter in this all-new family c…
New Amsterdam LibraryFamilies
Monday, June 1, 2015
12 noonScrabble Day
Come to the library to play a fun game of Scrabble! Ages: Adults
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
5:30 p.m."Where Art and Literature Meet" - Graphic Novel Book Discussion
Two thousand years after he betrayed Messiah, Judas Iscariot is still alive, wandering a world he doesn't recognize. A world where the strangest of fictions have come true: monsters, immortals, gnome-librarians who monitor human history-they're all real. And all Judas wants to do is kill himself. So why can't he? The most transcendent story of the year is here in this all-new original graphic novel chronicling history's preeminent backstabber and his quest for suicide. Monday May 4th 2015 from…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
12:30 p.m.Adventures in Wanderlust
If you are a travel buff and want to be ready for your next destination, come join us in watching travel tours and guides! June 3: Nevada June 17: Italy
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
Thursday, June 4, 2015
2 p.m.Open Lab
Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Laptops will be provided. (Se habla español)
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
Friday, June 5, 2015
3:30 p.m.Abracadabra
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration. Children will be wowed and amazed at the sleight of hand tricks and the comedic talents of Children's Magician Evan Paquette. Evan holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Theater and uses magic to both entertain and promote learning. As a special treat, after the 40 minute interactive magic show, Evan leads a short hands-on workshop for the kids to test their own magical abilities. Recommended for children ages 4 to 8 years old. Presented by Urban Stages.
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Monday, June 8, 2015
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 history from different cultures and discoveries that changed the world. June 8: Ethiopian History June 22: Hiroshima & Nagasaki
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
5:30 p.m.The Book Talk
Are you a booklover? Come to the “Book Swap” discussion at the New Amsterdam Library! Participants are encouraged to bring a book they love, hate, or just want to talk about for an ice-breaker.
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
3:30 p.m.The Sword in the Stone
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration. With Merlin's guidance young Arthur discovers that he is the only person who can pull an embedded sword from it's massive stone pedestal. Recommended for children ages 5 and older. Presented by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company.
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thursday, June 11, 2015
2 p.m.Open Lab
Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Laptops will be provided. (Se habla español)
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
Monday, June 15, 2015
12 noonScrabble Day
Come to the library to play a fun game of Scrabble! Ages: Adults
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
12 noonScrabble Day & Mah Jongg/ Rummikub
Come to the library to play a fun game of Scrabble, Mah Jongg, or Rummikub!
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
12:30 p.m.Adventures in Wanderlust
If you are a travel buff and want to be ready for your next destination, come join us in watching travel tours and guides! June 3: Nevada June 17: Italy
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
Thursday, June 18, 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 June 18th from 1:00pm - 1:45pm.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
2 p.m.Open Lab
Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Laptops will be provided. (Se habla español)
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
Monday, June 22, 2015
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 history from different cultures and discoveries that changed the world. June 8: Ethiopian History June 22: Hiroshima & Nagasaki
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
12 noonMah Jongg & Rummikub
Come to the library to play a fun game of Mah Jongg & Rummikub!
New Amsterdam Library, Ground FloorAdults
Thursday, June 25, 2015
2 p.m.Open Lab
Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Laptops will be provided. (Se habla español)
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
Monday, June 29, 2015
12 noonMah Jongg & Rummikub
Come to the library to play a fun game of Mah Jongg & Rummikub!
New Amsterdam Library, Ground FloorAdults
Monday, July 13, 2015
3:30 p.m.Story Songs
Presented by Bob "Bob-a-Loo" Basey with his flute and drums. For children of all ages and their families.
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children

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