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Saturday, February 13, 2016
10 a.m.AARP Tax Prep
**Taxpayers will be taken on a first come, first served basis. There is a limit on how many returns can be completed in one day. Taxpayers who cannot be accommodated within the hours set forth above can return the following week or visit another of our sites in Manhattan or the Bronx. Our AARP volunteers, who are certified by the IRS, will prepare both federal and state returns for people of all ages within the limits of their skill and training. Virtually all tax returns will be prepared us…
Morningside Heights, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
10:15 a.m.La Leche League
For working and expectant mothers. Fathers/Partners are invited. La Leche League is the world’s foremost authority on breastfeeding. Our mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education. We want to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults,
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Families,
Children
10:15 a.m.Fitness Saturday
Stay in shape with fun exercises! Come in comfortable clothing, sneakers, and bring a water bottle. For all ages.
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
Children,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
10:15 a.m.Cyberscripting Theater Workgroup
Focused on, but not restricted to, the interplay of mathematics, information technology, and urban experience, we cover the development and presentation of dramatic literature. All levels of expertise welcome. We will discuss improvisation, scene writing, analysis, directing, and acting. Bring your own equations, programs, scripts, poems, or ideas for reading and/or discussion. Presented by Around the Block.
Hamilton Fish Park Library, AuditoriumAdults
10:30 a.m.Book Club: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the remarkable story of a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world around us; and of a journey into the past that is necessary to mend the present. It is a story of love, friendship, and heartbreak for the ages.
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
10:30 a.m.Book Discussion: "The Feminine Mystique" by Betty Friedan
Now with a new introduction, a classic first published in 1963 strikes at the core of the challenges women face both at home and in the marketplace and provides inspiration as woman continue their struggle for equality and fulfillment. Reissue. The Feminine Mystique
St. George Library CenterAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
10:30 a.m.Craft Your Own Valentines!
Visit the library for a story and a chance to craft homemade valentines for those you love! All supplies will be provided by the library. Children of all ages with a grown up helper are welcome to attend.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren
10:30 a.m.Fort Washington Branch Book Club
Come join us for a inspiring discussion! Go Set a Watchman: A Novel by Harper Lee Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—"Scout"—returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. Memories from her c…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
10:30 a.m.AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation
AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Tax filers will be assisted on a first come, first served basis. Service cannot be guaranteed on any given day. However, you can return the following day/week or visit another of our over 25 sites in Manhattan or 3 sites in the Bronx. (www.nypl.org/tax help) Be prepared - bring the following: Government Issued Photo ID Social Security Cards for you and all dependents All Income related items All Ded…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults,
Businesspeople
10:30 a.m.Photoshop CS6 for Beginners
Learn how to enhance photos using the #1 photo editing software in the world: Adobe Photoshop. In this class, you will use Photoshop features through learning about layers and manipulating images to your desire. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
10:30 a.m.Family Literacy Workshop
Parents and caregivers, come learn about fun, easy ways to encourage literacy at home! Through these workshops you will learn how to develop your child's pre-literacy skills to help prepare them to become successful readers at an early age!
Mosholu Library, AuditoriumAdults
10:30 a.m.Artistic Dreamers International
This visual arts program presented by Artistic Dreamers International teaches children to explore mixed media arts (drawing, painting, sculpture, etc). Children learn to explore who they are and to find their strengths. Through ADI's brief art history lesson before each art- making process, children are able to learn about historical and contemporary artists and movements. ADI holds art exhibits at the end of the workshop to allow the students to take pride in the work that they have done and sh…
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
10:30 a.m.One-on-One Computer Tutoring with NY Cares
Get help with basic questions about Microsoft Office, the Internet, Facebook and Twitter, email or formatting a resume. It's all about you! Bring your computer and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance with a qualified New York Cares volunteer. Please see a staff member to sign up for a 45 minute session or call 212-662-9727 to register by phone. Space is limited!
George Bruce Library, Computer roomAdults
10:30 a.m.English Conversation Program for Speakers of Other Languages February 2016 at Webster Library
Classes are held three times a year (Fall, Winter, and Spring) and are for intermediate levels only. Registration is in person at the branch where the class is held. Registration is drawn by lot. Space is limited. Classes are open to adults (age 16 or over). Testing follows registration. Documentation is not required. No child care provided http://www.nypl.org/events/classes/english-conversation Registration and testing: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 10:30a.m. Groups meet Saturdays 10…
Webster LibraryEnglish Language Learners
10:30 a.m.Daddy & Me (and Mommy, too)
Here is a special Baby & Toddler Story Time in which parents can share their love of books and the library with their young children. This family time is a great way to introduce the library and it's treasures to your child. Come in and listen to stories, sing songs, and move to bouncy rhymes with your baby or toddler. Then spend some quality time playing and reading with your child and meeting other parents. Don't forget to sign up for a library card so you can borrow books to read at…
St. Agnes Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
10:30 a.m.Intermediate Meditation
Join us for an intermediate meditation class. This session is open to those who've been regularly attending the weekday beginner's class for a couple of months. Learn to go into a deeper meditation and learn new techniques that will help your spiritual ascent.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
10:30 a.m.FREE AARP Tax Aide and Preparation at the New Amsterdam Library
It's that time of the year again! Yup you've guessed it, TAX SEASON! Come to the New Amsterdam Library to receive FREE tax aide and preparation courtesy of the AARP Organization. Times: Saturdays, February 6th through April 16th, 2015, from 10:30 AM-2:30 PM Location: Community Room of the New Amsteram Branch Library Returns are prepared by AARP volunteers certified by the IRS. Most returns are filed electronically (e-filed) at no cost to you. Please bring the following with you when yo…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
10:30 a.m.Canceled
The Classic Literature Reading Group of Kips Bay Library
You are invited to a free ongoing drop-in group reading and discussion of a collection of short stories with additional background lectures on their place in literature. Oates, Joyce Carol. "Heat" Erdrich, Louise. "The Shaw
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
11 a.m.Family Time
Parents with children are invited to participate in reading aloud and crafts. For ages 3 to 6. Pre-registration required. Limited to 25 children.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
11 a.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups - February 2016
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 doctore or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediated Level English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos. Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you! The program…
Jerome Park LibraryEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
11 a.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: New Amsterdam Library- February 2016
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.Get Your Resume Right
This hands-on class will guide you through formatting your resume in Microsoft Word. Please bring a written draft of your resume and a USB drive to save and/or print your resume.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
11 a.m.BookFlicks
You can read along to your favorite storybook classics from Scholastic on the big screen! Watch books come to life on DVD and make a simple craft. This month we will be watching: February 13, 2016 Stories about African American History Ages 5 to 10 February 27, 2016 Stories of African Folk Tales Ages 4 to 8
Washington Heights LibraryChildren
11 a.m.New York Therapy Dogs R.E.A.D.
Come read to a therapy dog! These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can't wait for you to come read them a story. Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend! For ages 5-12. Pre-registration required for each 15 minute slot.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
11 a.m.Taxes
Documents needed: 1. Social Security Card or letter from Social Security Adm. for yourself and anyone else being claimed. (NO EXCEPTIONS). 2. Picture ID 3. Last Year's Tax Return 4. Any paperwork you received in the mail regarding taxes. 5. Voided Check (if you would like direct deposit) RETURNING CLIENTS: PLEASE CALL INSTRUCTOR FOR AN APPOINTMENT
Mott Haven LibraryAdults
11 a.m.Adult Art Series at Columbus Library
Adult Art Series @ Columbus Library Come and join us at the Columbus Library for three afternoons of creative fun and socializing. This three part art social will consist of coloring, sketching and painting. Participants are required to provide their own canvas. Please call the Columbus Library @ 212-586-5098 to register.
Columbus LibraryAdults
11 a.m.Let's Color!
Love to color? Come join us as you meet other neighborhood kids for an educational/ holiday related coloring session.
Fort Washington Library, Children's RoomAdults,
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
11 a.m.Science Saturdays
Hands-on and fun science experiments.
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
11 a.m.Read to Fritz, our New York Therapy Dog!
Come read to our therapy dog Fritz! These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can't wait for you to come read them a story. Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend! Pre-registration required for each 15-minute slot. Every Saturday in the children's story time room.
Yorkville Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
11 a.m.Pre-K Storytime
A library program for preschoolers 3 to 5 years old and their caregivers, focusing on developing early literacy skills through reading of picture books, action songs, and related activities.
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
11 a.m.SATURDAY MATH & READING TUTORING - 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. From 11AM - 1PM
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
11 a.m.Crocheting
A friendly get together to share. Come and learn or share what you know. This is a special crocheting program that has something for everyone. H or I needle is suggested For Adults, Teens and Children 8-12 years old
Aguilar LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
11 a.m.Queens of Crochet
Come join us and get lost in the creative world of crochet. Learn how to chain, loop, stitch and so much more.
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
11:30 a.m.Daddy, Mommy & Me
Stories, songs and rhymes for families to enjoy together. For children ages 2-4.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
11:30 a.m.Saturday Sing-Along
Join us in singing favorite children's songs! Singing is fun, and also enhances the early literacy skills by braking up words to small pieces and emphasizing with rhythm. It is one of the important pre-reading skills we can help young children aquire. No registration necessary. All ages are welcome. It takes place in Children's Room.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
12 noonMaximizing Your IRA & 401(k)
Optimize your retirement plans; including contribution levels for each type of plan, as well as optimal asset allocation for different time horizons. Presented by the Financial Planning Association of NY. Seating is on first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
12 noonComputer 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
12 noonStorytime with P.S. 44
Join our fabulous teachers from P.S. 44 as they host story time! For all ages, families are welcome.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
12 noonMovie Time
Join us for an afternoon of fun watching a movie.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Children's RoomChildren
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