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TimeEventLocationAudience
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
3 p.m.Children's Read Aloud
Children (accompanied by a favorite adult) will enjoy songs, finger plays and books. Story time will give your child the opportunity to hear language while interacting with other children their age. Ages 0-4 welcome!
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Persons with Disabilities,
Children
Thursday, July 30, 2015
10 a.m.Braille Study Group
We’re launching a group for braille learners at all levels. This biweekly gathering will include volunteers who can help you with your braille self-study plan and assignments; staff who can recommend high- and low-tech strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level; braille games and activities to help you put your skills into practice; and the opportunity to network with other braille learners. This study group is open to blind and sighted learners alike, and is designed to co…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
12 noonBraille Study Group
We’re launching a group for braille learners at all levels. This biweekly gathering will include volunteers who can help you with your braille self-study plan and assignments; staff who can recommend high- and low-tech strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level; braille games and activities to help you put your skills into practice; and the opportunity to network with other braille learners. This study group is open to blind and sighted learners alike, and is designed to co…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
4 p.m.An Introduction to Unified English Braille
Please join us for an informative, interactive workshop that will acquaint you with upcoming changes to the English Braille code. The Unified English Braille (UEB) code will replace Grade II Literary Braille as the official Braille code in the United States in January 2016. This workshop will cover the following topics: · What is the Braille Authority of North America (BANA), and why is UED the new standard? · How is UEB similar to Grade II Literary Braille, and how hard will it be to learn?…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Friday, July 31, 2015
10:30 a.m.Wifi Hotspot Lending Event for Assistive Technology Users
Our branch is part of a wider NYPL program through which patrons with NYPL library cards who do not currently have home Internet access can check out a wifi hotspot for use at home; keep it for six months; and renew it for an additional six months. The hotspots work with computers, tablets, and accessible note-takers and book readers such as the Braille Note, Braille Sense and Victor Reader Stream. To participate, please register for a lending event by calling (212) 621-0627 or emailing ChanceyF…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults
Saturday, August 1, 2015
10:30 a.m.Foundation Fighting Blindness Support Group
Share experiences and information and gain support from each other.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
2 p.m.Creative Writing Workshop
6-session creative writing workshop being held at the Andrew Heiskell Library in partnership with the New York Writer's Coalition (NYWC). Attendees will discover the value of their own stories. This is a great opportunity for library members to get to meet and support their fellow writers. Registration is required. Participants are requested to commit to attending all sessions if possible.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomPersons with Disabilities
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
3 p.m.Children's Read Aloud
Children (accompanied by a favorite adult) will enjoy songs, finger plays and books. Story time will give your child the opportunity to hear language while interacting with other children their age. Ages 0-4 welcome!
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Persons with Disabilities,
Children
Friday, August 7, 2015
10:30 a.m.Job Seeker Action Group
Andrew Heiskell Library works closely with VISIONS Services for the Blind and visually impaired to provide the best information on services to their visually impaired consumers. Two times every month the library hosts a workshop for visually impaired job seekers to give advice on accomplishing their career goals and have discussions on the process they are going through.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
11:15 a.m.Family Story Time
Children and their parents or caregivers can enjoy stories, rhymes and songs at this story time that is suitable for all ages.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Persons with Disabilities,
Children
Saturday, August 8, 2015
2 p.m.Creative Writing Workshop
6-session creative writing workshop being held at the Andrew Heiskell Library in partnership with the New York Writer's Coalition (NYWC). Attendees will discover the value of their own stories. This is a great opportunity for library members to get to meet and support their fellow writers. Registration is required. Participants are requested to commit to attending all sessions if possible.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomPersons with Disabilities
Saturday, August 15, 2015
10:30 a.m.Book Discussion Group
Join us to talk about thought-provoking books! The group meets on the third Saturday of every other month at 10:30 a.m. If you can’t make it here in person but would like to participate over the phone, please contact us to let us know. Upcoming discussions: August 15th: Behind the beautiful forevers, by Katherine Boo. DB74457 October 17th The light between oceans: a novel, by M. L. Stedman. DB75192 December 12th The testament, by John Grisham. DB47382
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Persons with Disabilities
12 noonWifi Hotspot Lending Event for Assistive Technology Users
Our branch is part of a wider NYPL program through which patrons with NYPL library cards who do not currently have home Internet access can check out a wifi hotspot for use at home; keep it for six months; and renew it for an additional six months. The hotspots work with computers, tablets, and accessible note-takers and book readers such as the Braille Note, Braille Sense and Victor Reader Stream. To participate, please register for a lending event by calling (212) 621-0627 or emailing ChanceyF…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Creative Writing Workshop
6-session creative writing workshop being held at the Andrew Heiskell Library in partnership with the New York Writer's Coalition (NYWC). Attendees will discover the value of their own stories. This is a great opportunity for library members to get to meet and support their fellow writers. Registration is required. Participants are requested to commit to attending all sessions if possible.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomPersons with Disabilities
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
3 p.m.Puppet Playtime
Join Nicola and her puppets for a fun-filled (also educational!) session of songs, stories and surprises. We'll play games, learn new songs, and meet lots of friendly puppets. Suitable for ages 0 to 4 years old and their parent/caregiver. Presented by Nicola McEldowney.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Friday, August 21, 2015
10:30 a.m.Job Seeker Action Group
Andrew Heiskell Library works closely with VISIONS Services for the Blind and visually impaired to provide the best information on services to their visually impaired consumers. Two times every month the library hosts a workshop for visually impaired job seekers to give advice on accomplishing their career goals and have discussions on the process they are going through.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Saturday, August 22, 2015
10:30 a.m.Foundation Fighting Blindness Support Group
Share experiences and information and gain support from each other.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
3 p.m.Música/Music
A Summer Reading Celebration. Children are immersed in the richness of the Spanish language as they participate in lively educational songs and typical rhymes and movements. Two native musicians guide students through using call and response techniques, visual aids, instruments and more. For infants and young children ages 0 to 3 years old with parent/caregiver. Presented by Mi Manzana.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Friday, September 11, 2015
10:30 a.m.Job Seeker Action Group
Andrew Heiskell Library works closely with VISIONS Services for the Blind and visually impaired to provide the best information on services to their visually impaired consumers. Two times every month the library hosts a workshop for visually impaired job seekers to give advice on accomplishing their career goals and have discussions on the process they are going through.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Friday, September 25, 2015
10:30 a.m.Job Seeker Action Group
Andrew Heiskell Library works closely with VISIONS Services for the Blind and visually impaired to provide the best information on services to their visually impaired consumers. Two times every month the library hosts a workshop for visually impaired job seekers to give advice on accomplishing their career goals and have discussions on the process they are going through.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Saturday, September 26, 2015
10:30 a.m.Foundation Fighting Blindness Support Group
Share experiences and information and gain support from each other.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Saturday, October 17, 2015
10:30 a.m.Book Discussion Group
Join us to talk about thought-provoking books! The group meets on the third Saturday of every other month at 10:30 a.m. If you can’t make it here in person but would like to participate over the phone, please contact us to let us know. Upcoming discussions: October 17th The light between oceans: a novel, by M. L. Stedman. DB75192 December 12th The testament, by John Grisham. DB47382
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Persons with Disabilities
Saturday, November 14, 2015
10 a.m.Young Lions Volunteer Day
Join your fellow Young Lions for a light breakfast and a special volunteer project at the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, the NYPL’s branch for the blind and visually impaired. Located in the heart of Chelsea, this branch houses one of the nation’s largest Braille collections and serves its patrons through a unique Netflix-like mail service. A private tour of the branch, including its unique collections and assistive technologies, will follow the volunteer activity. Saturday…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryNYPL Supporters
Saturday, December 12, 2015
10:30 a.m.Book Discussion Group
Join us to talk about thought-provoking books! The group meets on the third Saturday of every other month at 10:30 a.m. If you can’t make it here in person but would like to participate over the phone, please contact us to let us know. The Book Discussion Group usually meets on the third Saturday of every other month, but because of the holidays we are meeting a week earlier this time. Upcoming discussions: December 12th The testament, by John Grisham. DB47382
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Persons with Disabilities

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