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Saturday, November 1, 2014
10:30 a.m.KNITTING & CROCHET CLUB ENGLISH & SPANISH
Participants must supply their own yarn, needles, small scissors, and the pattern you want to work on. No registration needed. Venga y aprenda, o comparta sus conocimientos, en nuestro club de tejido y costura. Necesita traer su material: estambre, y aguja o ganchos. No necesita registrarse.
New Dorp LibraryAdults
11 a.m.Saturdays Math & Reading Tutoring - Prek - 8th Grade AM session
Free Math & Reading Tutoring for children! Reading Tutoring from Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Math Tutoring from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. First come, first served. Space is limited. Sign-up list will start when library opens on that Saturday. By Staten Island Technical High School volunteers.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
11 a.m.Harlem Oral History Project: Help us collect history!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Interview your neighbors, family, and friends… A People's History of Harlem: Our Neighborhood Oral History Project Sign up for one of our interviewer training sessions (below) and help collect Harlem history! Please contact Dianne Sabater at 212-491-2070 or DianneSabater@nypl.org to register. Wednesday, October 29th - 6:00 - 8:00pm Saturday, November 1st - 11:00am - 1:00pm About Our Project: This is a neighborhood oral history project that works to both preserve a…
Countee Cullen LibraryAdults
11 a.m.Chess Master Workshop
Learn chess at the beginner, intermediate or advance levels. Recommended for children ages 6 to 12 years old.
Hamilton Grange LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
11 a.m.Reading Aloud
A Librarian will share favorite Picture Books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. For children ages 3 to 8.
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
11 a.m.Crochet and Knitting Meet Up
​ Do you like to crochet? Do you like to knit ? Whatever your passion, gather and socialize with others who share your interest, and perhaps pick –up a few tips and tricks as you work your own creations! Please bring your own supplies—Yarn, Crochet hooks and Knitting Needles. Someone from the New York City Crochet Guild will be available to help. Location : 3rd Floor…
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
11 a.m.English Conversation Group
Talk with native speakers and other language learners about current events, New York City, family life, holidays, and much more. For adults 16 years old or older. This program is provided in partnership with New York Cares, a leading volunteer organization that helps people find easy ways to make meaningful, rewarding contributions to their communities. Led by New York Cares volunteers, this program provides an opportunity for intermediate level ESOL speakers to practice speaking English and im…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
Immigrants
11 a.m.Ongoing
Hudson Park Library Book Swap
Please join us each month for our Book Swap. Bring in and take away books, DVDs, CDs, etc.
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
11 a.m.Tech Help
Have a question about your email attachments? Need to know how to configure itunes? How can I upload pictures to facebook? Where can I find a good laptop for basic emailing? Come in and ask at the front desk for tech help. Staff available throughout the day if you need assistance.
High Bridge LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
11 a.m.Supervised Open Lab
Need some help mastering your electronic devices? Are you having trouble with your email? Interested in using the internet – online shopping, banking? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter, Facebook or other messaging apps? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
11 a.m.Movie Matinee - Transformers: Age of Extinction
A mechanic and his family join the Autobots as they are targeted by a bounty hunter from another world.
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomAdults
11 a.m.Resume Review and Career Counseling
Do you need help creating a resume, or maybe your resume needs a boost? Want to know what buzzwords job recruiters search for, so that your resume gets seen by employers? Join Revive 9to5 at NYPL for a Resume Building Workshop with a focus on strategy and technique. Don't forget to bring your resume! Feel stuck in a professional rut ? Need help finding a new job or performing better at your existing one? Want to improve your health, reinvigorate your fitness, and have more energy? Lo…
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
11 a.m.Scientific Saturdays
Hands on fun experiments!
Dongan Hills LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
11 a.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: New Amsterdam Library- November 2014
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
11 a.m.Book Buzz
Our library is hosting a Random House Rep who will buzz about forthcoming books and give readers the inside scoop on summer and fall titles. Advanced Readers Copies, book catalogs, and Keep Calm and Read On tote bags will be available for attendees.
Yorkville LibraryAdults
11:30 a.m.Family Read Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
11:30 a.m.Computer Tutoring Sessions (Morning)
Join us for an morning of one-on-one tutoring sessions! Our computer tutors can help you with everything from learning how to use a mouse, formatting a resume, setting up an email address, posting photos on the internet, starting a blog, using Microsoft Office, and more. Call or stop by the branch to sign up for one of our help sessions and get a personal tutor at your service! This program will run every Thursday and Saturday. Space is limited.
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
11:30 a.m.Special Program: Music Makers & Story ShakersWestchester Square LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
12 noonShape It! Pattern Blocks
Play with shapes, patterns, and demonstrate your creativity with our pattern blocks.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
12 noonMovie Time
Watch featured films in the library.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterChildren
12:30 p.m.StartUP! 2015 Business Plan Competition Orientation
The New York Public Library in conjunction with its sponsor, Citi Foundation, is proud to announce the 6th Annual New York StartUP! Business Plan Competition for New York-based startup entrepreneurs with cash prizes totaling over $30,000. The Orientation will start you off by giving you the basics of the competition. Attending one orientation session is the first requirement of the competition. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults,
Businesspeople
1 p.m. Rotary Club of Riverdale Read Aloud
Rotary Club of Riverdale Read Aloud for parents and children 5-12 yrs.old
Kingsbridge LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
1 p.m.Instant Shakespeare - Measure for Measure
The Instant Shakespeare Company is dedicated to the proposition that Shakespeare is for everyone! Founded and run by Paul Sugarman, readers are encouraged to share with their fellow readers and the audience so that the plays can exist as words and thoughts communicated through space, not just words on the page. This month’s reading is Measure for Measure.
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
1 p.m.Saturday Film Matinee
11/1 - Blended - 1pm Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore reunite with Wedding Singer director Frank Coraci for this Warner Bros. romantic comedy about a terrible blind date that segues into a nightmare family vacation. 11/8 - Transcendence - 1pm A brilliant innovator in the field of Artificial Intelligence becomes the bridge in the gap between man and machine in this sci-fi thriller starring Johnny Depp. 11/15 - NonStop - 1pm Liam Neeson stars as an air marshal confronted with a hostile force…
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults
1 p.m.Family Game Time
Board games of all types and all skill levels.
Countee Cullen Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
1 p.m.Saturday Afternoon at the Movies
"Venus", starring Peter O'Toole. ( 2006; 95 mins ) Life for a pair of veteran actors gets turned upside down after they meet a brash teenager.
Morningside HeightsAdults
1 p.m.The Civil War- How Close We Came to Becoming Two Countries
Come to the library to hear historian Jeremy McCue bring up interesting topics on the American Civil War.
City Island LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
1 p.m.Clone of KidsFlix
Come enjoy a movie with us this afternoon! Relax in the playroom for some quality children's entertainment.​
115th Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
1 p.m.Supervised Open Lab
Need some help mastering your electronic devices? Are you having trouble with your email? Interested in using the internet – online shopping, banking? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter, Facebook or other messaging apps? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
1 p.m.Rotary Club of Riverdale Read Aloud
Read Aloud for parent and child
Kingsbridge LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
1 p.m.Parenting Workshop: Looking Through a Microscope: Preschool Education Up Close
Learn about the different activities that can be utilized to enhance learning and behavior.
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
Parents/Caregivers
2 p.m.Family Movie Matinee
A movie the whole family can enjoy together.
Francis Martin Library, Children's RoomFamilies
2 p.m.Reel Kids
Join us every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month for a featured children's film.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
2 p.m.Book Swap!
Join us for our monthly book sawp! Bring a book, take a book, meet some friends! The first Saturday of every month on the library's first floor.
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
2 p.m.Margaret Wise Brown & Antoine de Saint-Exupery: Parallels in Their Life, Comparison in Their Literature
Ten years date of birth and ten east to west side Manhattan Avenues separate two renowned authors in their distinct and distinguished literary field. Vicissitudes of life bring the two close together, without their ever having met in New York City to the extent both can be viewed as soul brother & sister or, at least, soul mates. Join Saint-Exupery expert Howard Scherry in his return visit to the Children's Literary Salon as he discusses children's authors Margaret Wise Brown ( "Writer o…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers
2 p.m.Saturdays Math & Reading Tutoring - Prek - 8th Grade Afternoon session
Free Math & Reading Tutoring for children! Reading Tutoring from Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Math Tutoring from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. First come, first served. Space is limited. Sign-up list will start when library opens on that Saturday. By Stuyvesant High School volunteers.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
2 p.m.Free Math Tutoring on Saturdays!
Volunteer High School students tutor children K-8th grade in math on Saturdays throughout the school year! 2:00 - 3:00 pm Grades K-3rd grade 3:00-4:00 pm Grades 4th-8th grade. Due to limited spaces and high demand, sign-up is mandatory. The list is opened every Saturday for the following week's tutoring session.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
2 p.m.FAMILY FILM - TO THE ARCTIC
An extraordinary journey to the top of the world narrated by Academy Award - winner Merryl Streep. This compelling tale of survival dives into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month old cubs as never captured on film, as they navigate the changing Artic wilderness they call home. Come watch this film on our big screen. Take home a free coloring sheet. Released 2011. 40 minutes.
New Dorp LibraryFamilies
2 p.m.Concert with Dave Ruch of the Canal Street String Band
Dave Ruch, a member of the Canal Street String Band, gives a special performance, playing music for adults and children on an intriguing assortment of instruments including banjo, guitar, jaw harp, bones, spoons and more. Enjoy family-friendly songs to sing along with, move to, act out, laugh about…and even learn something from! Dave is a multi-faceted musician, interpreter and collector of traditional American and New York State folk songs whose music has been featured on American Public Media…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Family Event
A variety of activities including a craft, movie, bilingual stories, or games.
Tremont LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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