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Friday, February 12, 2016
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, February 13, 2016
2 p.m.Creative Writing Workshop
7-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
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
4 p.m.Voiceover and IOS for Beginners Short Course with Guest Instructor Ed Plumacher
Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 PM as follows: February 9, 16, 23; Mar 1, 8, 15 Please sign up for the entire series, which will orient you to your IOS device, from unboxing to getting online, communicating, and organizing your schedule and notes. When registering please let us know if you’ll be bringing your own device or borrowing one of ours.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
3 p.m.Once Upon a Story.... In the Land of Frogs and Princesses
If you kiss a frog it will turn into a prince…. but will these frogs do it? Let’s go to a far away land and find out what happens when these frogs meet these princesses. For children of all ages, pre K and up. Presented by Flor Bromley.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thursday, February 18, 2016
5 p.m.AccessNYC’s Cultural Night Out February: Darkest Comedy
Join guests from the NYC comedy community as we giggle and guffaw our way through the long dark month. Experience a unique comedy performance, hear about NYC’s proud tradition and future of comedic performance, and help the pros learn how to make their craft more accessible.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Saturday, February 20, 2016
10 a.m.Braille Study Group
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 complement your studies at a school, agency, online or on your…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
10:30 a.m.Book Discussion Group
Join us to talk about thought-provoking books! The group meets on Saturdays of alternating months, from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. If you can't make it to the library but would like to join us in coversation over the phone, please let us know by calling 212-206-5400. The scheduled sessions for 2016 are: February 20th: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker DB 80445 April 16th: The Paris Architect by Chalres Belfoure DB 77875 June 18th: The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma DB 81449 A…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Persons with Disabilities
2 p.m.Creative Writing Workshop
7-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
Monday, February 22, 2016
12 noonAuspicious Stitches
Community group doing fiber arts and tactile crafts.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
1:30 p.m.​​iOS and Android Apps for Independence
Learn about apps that can help you identify currency, recognize barcodes, read print, travel independently, and more.
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
4 p.m.Voiceover and IOS for Beginners Short Course with Guest Instructor Ed Plumacher
Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 PM as follows: February 9, 16, 23; Mar 1, 8, 15 Please sign up for the entire series, which will orient you to your IOS device, from unboxing to getting online, communicating, and organizing your schedule and notes. When registering please let us know if you’ll be bringing your own device or borrowing one of ours.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Saturday, February 27, 2016
10:30 a.m.Foundation Fighting Blindness Support Group
Share experiences, information, and support.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
12:45 p.m.​​iOS Apps for Health and Fitness
Does winter weather have you feeling cooped in? Bring in the spring, and join us as we learn about accessible apps to keep us active, fit and healthy. Exercise your mind, body and spirit from the comfort of your home or even out on the town. You’ll learn about tools you can use to enhance your workouts, track your progress toward fitness goals, get nutrition information, and more.
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
2 p.m.Creative Writing Workshop
7-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
Monday, February 29, 2016
12 noonAuspicious Stitches
Community group doing fiber arts and tactile crafts.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
4 p.m.Clone of Voiceover and IOS for Beginners Short Course with Guest Instructor Ed Plumacher
Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 PM as follows: February 9, 16, 23; Mar 1, 8, 15Please sign up for the entire series, which will orient you to your IOS device, from unboxing to getting online, communicating, and organizing your schedule and notes. When registering please let us know if you’ll be bringing your own device or borrowing one of ours.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Thursday, March 3, 2016
4:30 p.m.Braille Study Group
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 complement your studies at a school, agency, online or on your…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Saturday, March 5, 2016
11 a.m.Introduction and Sign-up to Bookshare
Are you a patron who is blind, visually impaired, or have a print disability? Do you want ready access to the latest titles, hot bestsellers, and must-reads in a variety of languages using braille, large print, or screen reader technology? Bookshare has partnered up with the New York Public Library to provide free memberships to Bookshare’s ever-expanding collection of 370,000 titles to any Andrew Heiskell or NYPL patron with a print-reading disability. Join us at one of these workshops 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
Monday, March 7, 2016
12 noonAuspicious Stitches
Community group doing fiber arts and tactile crafts.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
1:30 p.m.NVDA: a Free Screen Reader for Windows
Are you curious about how you could use a Windows computer with low or no vision? Do you wish your computer would read long articles and books out loud for you? Learn about a program, created by a team of blind programmers and freely available to anyone in the world, that will make any Windows PC talk. We’ll cover installation, set-up, basic commands for reading, getting online, and resources for further study.
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
4 p.m.Clone of Voiceover and IOS for Beginners Short Course with Guest Instructor Ed Plumacher
Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 PM as follows: February 9, 16, 23; Mar 1, 8, 15Please sign up for the entire series, which will orient you to your IOS device, from unboxing to getting online, communicating, and organizing your schedule and notes. When registering please let us know if you’ll be bringing your own device or borrowing one of ours.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Monday, March 14, 2016
12 noonAuspicious Stitches
Community group doing fiber arts and tactile crafts.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
11 a.m.Intro to Social Networking for Peer Support and Community-Building
From starting a book group to planning a birthday to getting to know students and professionals in your field, social networking can help you connect, share and learn. For people with and without disabilities, social networking offers us unprecedented opportunities to share knowledge and experiences. Social networking can also help us learn about events, political changes, and movements affecting people with disabilities around the world. During this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to use…
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
4 p.m.Clone of Voiceover and IOS for Beginners Short Course with Guest Instructor Ed Plumacher
Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 PM as follows: February 9, 16, 23; Mar 1, 8, 15Please sign up for the entire series, which will orient you to your IOS device, from unboxing to getting online, communicating, and organizing your schedule and notes. When registering please let us know if you’ll be bringing your own device or borrowing one of ours.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
4 p.m.Clone of Voiceover and IOS for Beginners Short Course with Guest Instructor Ed Plumacher
Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 PM as follows: February 9, 16, 23; Mar 1, 8, 15Please sign up for the entire series, which will orient you to your IOS device, from unboxing to getting online, communicating, and organizing your schedule and notes. When registering please let us know if you’ll be bringing your own device or borrowing one of ours.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
3 p.m.Do You Believe in Magic Show
Do You Believe In Magic Show with Super Hero Muscle Man Mike has a wonderful and different approach to performing Magic! Look no further for something exciting and unique! Now you get a Super Hero with his Puppet Side Kick Rocky Rabbit and a full Magic Show! Recommended for children ages 2 years and older with their parent/ caregiver. Presented by Fit4Kids.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Friday, March 18, 2016
5 p.m.AccessNYC’s Cultural Night Out March: The Luck of the Irish
Come celebrate the Emerald Isle and all the multi-sensory culture it has to offer. Irish music, dance, literature, and myth have had a huge impact on the cultural life of the entire world. We’ll have singing, poetry, and a warm Irish welcome to get you into the spirit. Don’t forget to wear green!
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryPersons with Disabilities
Saturday, March 19, 2016
10 a.m.Braille Study Group
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 complement your studies at a school, agency, online or on your…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
2 p.m.The AT Crowd: A Place to Talk about and Test out New Ideas in Accessible Technology and Design.
Do you often think about how technology makes your life better, more difficult or just different? Do you have ideas about how the tools you use every day could be better? Are you working on software, hardware, services, or practices in the assistive technology field as a developer, designer, researcher or student? Would you like to meet other New Yorkers who work, play and live at the intersection of design and disability? If you answered yes to any of these, please join us for this quarterly g…
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
Monday, March 21, 2016
12 noonAuspicious Stitches
Community group doing fiber arts and tactile crafts.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Monday, March 28, 2016
12 noonAuspicious Stitches
Community group doing fiber arts and tactile crafts.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
4:30 p.m.Introduction to Unified English Braille
The Braille code is changing in 2016! Published materials (including NLS Braille books and textbooks used by New York State students) will use the Unified English Braille code beginning January 4. This interactive workshop will explain what’s changing, including important adjustments to contractions, punctuation, formatting and transcription rules. Students, teachers and readers of Braille can participate in this workshop to gain an understanding of what’s changing and why; hands-on experience w…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
Persons with Disabilities,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Saturday, April 2, 2016
10:30 a.m.Foundation Fighting Blindness Support Group
Share experiences, information, and support.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Monday, April 4, 2016
12 noonAuspicious Stitches
Community group doing fiber arts and tactile crafts.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Saturday, April 9, 2016
11 a.m.Citizen's Advisory Council Meeting
Show your support for your library, learn more about library services and programs, meet members of the staff, and provide your ideas and insights on ways to improve the library's programs and services. All individuals registered for services from the Andrew Heiskell Library are eligible to be members of the Citizen's Advisory Council. In addition, the parents or guardians of children under the age of sixteen may be members. Refreshments will be served.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
Persons with Disabilities
Monday, April 11, 2016
12 noonAuspicious Stitches
Community group doing fiber arts and tactile crafts.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Saturday, April 16, 2016
10:30 a.m.Book Discussion Group
Join us to talk about thought-provoking books! The group meets on Saturdays of alternating months, from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. If you can't make it to the library but would like to join us in coversation over the phone, please let us know by calling 212-206-5400. The scheduled sessions for 2016 are: April 16th: The Paris Architect by Chalres Belfoure DB 77875 June 18th: The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma DB 81449 August 20th: Still Alice by Lisa Genova DB 68429 October 22nd: The Curious Inc…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Persons with Disabilities
Monday, April 18, 2016
12 noonAuspicious Stitches
Community group doing fiber arts and tactile crafts.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Monday, April 25, 2016
12 noonAuspicious Stitches
Community group doing fiber arts and tactile crafts.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Monday, May 2, 2016
12 noonAuspicious Stitches
Community group doing fiber arts and tactile crafts.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
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