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TimeEventLocationAudience
Wednesday, April 22, 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
Saturday, April 25, 2015
1:30 p.m.Gatewave Gathering
Learn about Gatewave, New York’s free audio service for blind and visually impaired listeners. Join us for free pizza and soft drinks, and let us know what kind of programming you’d like to hear. The program is free, but if possible please RSVP at 646-202-1049 or info@gatewave.org.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
3:30 p.m.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
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
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
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
Saturday, May 16, 2015
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
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
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
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