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TimeEventLocationAudience
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
3:30 p.m.Canceled
R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) Children's Literacy Program
Practice your reading skills with a licensed therapy dog! Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend! Sammy and his owner, Zora, can't wait for you to come by the library and read them a story. For ages 5-12. Pre-registration required for each 15 minute slot. To register, please contact the library at talkingbooks@nypl.org or 212-206-5400. The R.E.A.D.® (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) children’s literacy program is courtesy of Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Persons with Disabilities,
Children
4 p.m.Keyboarding and Brailling with iOS
Please register for this workshop by calling (212) 621-0627. We welcome remote participation via Skype or Hangouts. This workshop introduces users of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to pairing and using braille displays and Bluetooth keyboards. We'll over how to pair the device of your choice; how to enter and edit text; powerful commands for working with text and navigating apps; and considerations when shopping around for your next keyboard or braille display.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
11 a.m.Art for a Lifetime Workshop: “As I was Saying…” Storytelling & Writing for Voice
An exploration into memory, creative expression and storytelling through writing, tactile arts and performance. We will celebrate the culmination of this workshop with a group show. 8 sessions: Wednesdays, 11am to 1pm, April 22nd, 29th, May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, June 3rd, 10th. Finale Saturday June 13th 2-4pm. Part of the “Art for a Lifetime” series of workshops offered by the New York Public Library for adults over 55 years of age. This workshop has been created to be especially inclusive to…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Thursday, April 30, 2015
5 p.m.Interviewer Orientation: Collect Stories for Our Oral History Project!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We are hosting a volunteer orientation for our community oral history project: Visible Lives: Oral Histories of the Disability Experience. Interviewers will be trained to collect oral histories of people with disabilties, preserving important and untold stories that are part of a larger undocumented history. Right now, we're looking for both volunteer interviewers AND storytellers for this project. If you become an interviewer, you can still tell your story! Interested in…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Friday, May 1, 2015
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, May 2, 2015
12 noonInterviewer Orientation: Collect Stories for Our Oral History Project!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We are hosting a volunteer orientation for our community oral history project: Visible Lives: Oral Histories of the Disability Experience. Interviewers will be trained to collect oral histories of people with disabilties, preserving important and untold stories that are part of a larger undocumented history. Right now, we're looking for both volunteer interviewers AND storytellers for this project. If you become an interviewer, you can still tell your story! Interested in…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
11 a.m.Art for a Lifetime Workshop: “As I was Saying…” Writing for Voice
An exploration into memory, creative expression and storytelling through writing, tactile arts and performance. We will celebrate the culmination of this workshop with a group show. Wednesdays 11am to 1pm, April 22nd, 29th, May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, June 3rd, 10th. Finale Saturday June 13th 2-4pm. Call us to register your interest. Participants will be chosen by lottery and notified in late March. Part of the “Art for a Lifetime” series of +workshops offered by the New York Public Library for a…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomPersons with Disabilities
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
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
11 a.m.Art for a Lifetime Workshop: “As I was Saying…” Writing for Voice
An exploration into memory, creative expression and storytelling through writing, tactile arts and performance. We will celebrate the culmination of this workshop with a group show. Wednesdays 11am to 1pm, April 22nd, 29th, May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, June 3rd, 10th. Finale Saturday June 13th 2-4pm. Call us to register your interest. Participants will be chosen by lottery and notified in late March. Part of the “Art for a Lifetime” series of +workshops offered by the New York Public Library for a…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomPersons with Disabilities
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
Saturday, May 16, 2015
1 p.m.Introducción a la Tecnología de Asistencia Para hispanohablantes; Introduction to Assistive Technology for Spanish Speakers
¿Es usted un hablante de español con una discapacidad visual? ¿Está interesado en la tecnología accesible para leer, escribir, comunicarse con familiares e amigos, y estar en línea? ¿Le gustaría aprender más acerca de los medios sociales, los recursos disponibles para los solicitantes de empleo, y eventos culturales accesibles para los invidentes? Este taller tiene como objetivo exponer los hispanohablantes a los recursos actualmente disponibles en su idioma. Únase a nosotros para una dis…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Fine and Dandy: The Ladies of Tin Pan Alley
This program highlights the music and lyrics of the women who made major contributions to this incredibly fruitful era of songwriting. Informational tidbits are intertwined with tuneful favorites by Kay Swift , (Can't We be Friends?), Dana Suesse (You Ought to Be in Pictures), Ann Ronell (Willow, Weep for Me), Dorothy Fields (The Sunny Side of the Street) and many more.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, First FloorAdults
2 p.m.Paul and Rochelle Chamlin Present Fine and Dandy: The Ladies of Tin Pan Alley
This show highlights the music and lyrics of the women who made major contributions to this incredibly fruitful era of songwriting. Informational tidbits are intertwined with tuneful favorites by Kay Swift, (Can't We be Friends?), Dana Suesse (You Ought to Be in Pictures), Ann Ronell (Willow, Weep for Me), Dorothy Fields (The Sunny Side of the Street) and many more. Paul Chamlin has been an integral part of the New York musical scene for over 25 years. Rochelle Chamlin has performed as a solois…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults
Wednesday, May 20, 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
Wednesday, May 27, 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
Saturday, June 6, 2015
11 a.m.Citizen Advisory Council
If you’d like to show support for the library, learn about services and programs, provide feedback, and meet staff, please come to the Citizens Advisory Council meeting. All ideas and opinions welcomed and refreshments served.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
3 p.m.Songs and Stories for Summer
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration. Summertime! Come and enjoy the very thought of summer - sun, water, picnics, vacations. Join JulieAnn for stories and songs that remind us to find a park or any patch of green and soak up summer while it’s here.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Saturday, June 13, 2015
2 p.m.Art for a Lifetime Workshop Finale
An exploration into memory, creative expression and storytelling through writing, tactile arts and performance. We will celebrate the culmination of this workshop with a group show. Wednesdays 11am to 1pm, April 22nd, 29th, May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, June 3rd, 10th. Finale Saturday June 13th 2-4pm. Call us to register your interest. Participants will be chosen by lottery and notified in late March. Part of the “Art for a Lifetime” series of +workshops offered by the New York Public Library for a…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomPersons with Disabilities
Saturday, June 20, 2015
10:30 a.m.Adult Popular 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. Upcoming discussions: June 20th : Room: a novel. Donoghue, Emma. DB71989 August 15th: Behind the beautiful forevers. Boo, Katherine. DB74457 October 17th The light between oceans: a novel. Stedman, M. L. DB75192 December 12th The testament. Grisham, John. DB47382 If you can’t join us here, you can participate in a book discussion over the phone on the Tuesday follow…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
2 p.m.Harriet Tubman Herself
Christine Dixon will be performing "Harriet Tubman Herself," a one woman show based on a series of interviews Harriet gave in 1868 to New York Sunday school teacher and writer of "Scenes from the life and times of Harriet Tubman Herself," Sarah Bradford. Christine wants to share with her audience the essence of Ms. Tubman, and would like people to remember that she was a real woman who was fighting a real cause. Stick around after the performance for a question and answer session and meet and gr…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, First FloorAdults
2 p.m.Harriet Tubman Herself
Christine Dixon will be performing "Harriet Tubman Herself," a one woman show based on a series of interviews Harriet gave in 1868 to New York Sunday school teacher and writer of "Scenes from the life and times of Harriet Tubman Herself," Sarah Bradford. Christine wants to share with her audience the essence of Ms. Tubman, and would like people to remember that she was a real woman who was fighting a real cause. Stick around after the performance for a question and answer session and meet and gr…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults
Saturday, October 17, 2015
10:30 a.m.Adult Popular 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. Upcoming discussions: October 17th The light between oceans: a novel. Stedman, M. L. DB75192 December 12th The testament. Grisham, John. DB47382 If you can’t join us here, you can participate in a book discussion over the phone on the Tuesday following our in-person meeting. Call or email for the code to join in.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults

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