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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Fri, July 1
@ 10:30 a.m.
Comfy Couch Playtime
Explore books, blocks, puzzles, and more as you enjoy our cozy carpet area and meet other babies and toddlers in the neighborhood. Please note this is free, self-guided play time with a selection of toys to boost cognitive and motor development, not a structured program. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Mondays and Fridays in July from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, July 1
@ 11 a.m.
Toddler Free Play
Enjoy our toys and coloring materials in an unstructured environment. For toddlers 18-36 months.
67th Street LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, July 1
@ 11:15 a.m.
Stay Well Exercise for Seniors
Join us for a a free Stay Well exercise Session for seniors. Stay Well volunteers are certified by the NYC's Department for the aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for seniors of all ability levels. Exercise equipment will be provided. All participants must sign a wavier before you join , please wear loose and comfortable clothing.
St. Agnes Library, Community Program RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, July 1
@ 11:30 a.m.
Arts & Crafts
Hands-on projects using a variety of skills.
Pelham Bay LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, July 1
@ 12 noon
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Library All­Star!
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands-­on creative programs at your local branch! This month's session is: Ninja Party!
Hamilton Fish Park Library, First FloorChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, July 1
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Circuits on Paper
A Summer Reading Program for Teens Participants create an LED illuminated greeting card or work of art that they take with them at the end of the program. In this workshop, students start by drawing an original design on paper, (the artwork layer), decide how they want to illuminate their art, and then I help them to create an electrical circuit with copper tape, a coin cell battery and surface-mount LEDs to light up their creation. Presented by David Peins - Robodyssey. For ages 12 to 18 year…
115th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 1
@ 1 p.m.
Adult Coloring
Coloring is no longer just for kids! Come join the latest way for adults to relax! Did you know that coloring has been shown to have therapeutic benefits? Or that it has been shown to have effects similar to meditation, by creating a deeper sense of awareness, focus, and attention? Well, if you didn't know now you know! Come unwind by coloring cool intricate designs used to reduce stress and increase mindfulness. Coloring can help you combat stress, stimulate brain areas related to motor s…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, July 1
@ 1 p.m.
MS Excel 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using MS Excel 2010. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting & print previewing worksheets. Prerequisites: MS Word for Beginners
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, July 1
@ 1:30 p.m.
Free Consultation and Blood Screening
Join us, Tuesdays and Fridays for Blood Pressure Screenings.
Wakefield LibraryAdults
Fri, July 1
@ 2 p.m.
Get in the Game Day!Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, July 1
@ 2 p.m.
"COLLAGE, More Than Just Paper"
Today we learned how to create collages like the great Henri Matisse. Our next class is June 10, 2016. We will create masterpieces inspired by Romare Bearden. See you June 10th at 2pm Join us at the Harlem Library for a 6 week art course of collage. Come, learn the techniques of some of the greatest collage artist, such as: Romare Bearden, Henri Matisse, Jacob Lawrence and Pablo Picasso. You will have the opportunity to create your own collages using paint, crayons, fabric and other found ma…
Harlem LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, July 1
@ 2 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
MS Word 2010 for Beginners, Part I
Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
50+,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Fri, July 1
@ 2 p.m.
Robot Takeover: NYPL Edition, A Robotics Program for Children!
FREE hands-on, robotics workshop series for kids! Over the course of this 4– week program, kids will learn the basics of circuitry and robot-building, culminating in a gearbox-based moving bot! All bots are yours to keep! We will discuss robots in real life and the different kinds of machines that make our world tick. Week 1: Friday July 1st- 2:00pm LED Light Bot Week 2: Friday July 8th- 2:00pm Boat Bot Week 3: Friday July 22nd- 2:00pm Gearbox Bot Week 4: Friday July 29th- 2:00pm…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, July 1
@ 2 p.m.
Ongoing
Salsa Dance with Lynn
Join your fellow seniors for beginner-level salsa dancing! Keep the party going. Find salsa music!
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, July 1
@ 2 p.m.
One-On-One Computer Sessions
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Here is a list of possible one-on-one computer session you can inquire about: Emailing Microsoft Word Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Excel Basic Internet Our one-on-one computer sessions will be on Fridays between 2:00pm - 4:00pm. **Please register at the front desk OR call for available time slots.**
Soundview LibraryAdults
Fri, July 1
@ 2 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop
Let's start a creative writing club! All writers and styles are welcome to join this workshop, where we will participate in writing exercises and then share and constructively critique each other's work. At the end of the summer, we can compile our works into a publication that will be available to read in the library. No previous experience or written material is necessary. Just bring your creativity and your support!
Sedgwick LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Fri, July 1
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Fitness Friday!
Stay in shape with fun exercises! Come in comfortable clothing, sneakers, and bring a water bottle.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 1
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basic features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Fri, July 1
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Game On
Got the gaming moves? Show off your skills on the Wii or the XBOX and challenge your friends to a game in the library. For ages 12 to 18.
Jerome Park Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 1
@ 3 p.m.
Color, Paint, & Draw
Kids of all ages will stretch their creativity as we explore different materials every week to create a process-based art project. Process art focuses on the process of creativity, interacting with, and manipulating the materials, with less emphasis on the finished product. This workshop is all about having FUN and exploring art. Some weeks may be messy, disposable smocks are availiable, but please dress for a mess! *Young children should be accompanied by a caregiver. *Space and supplies…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, July 1
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Tech Time @ Hamilton Grange
Need extra computer time? Want to research colleges or edit video? Learn more about our electronic resources.
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 1
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Tech Time
Need extra time computer time? Want to play a game, check your email or just chat on Facebook? Research colleges? Search the web? Come Join us. Ages 12-18.
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, July 1
@ 3:15 p.m.
MS PowerPoint 2010 for Beginners pt.1
Learn how to create a presentation using Microsoft Power Point 2010. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images, drawings, videos, and running your slideshow. Class Format: Hands on Skill prerequisites: Typing and Keyboard Basics & Mouse Basics Audience: Adults, Businesspeople, Job Seekers Online Advance Registration Seating is at 3:15 p.m. for those who have registered for the class. Please arrive early - you will not be admitted once the class has started. Ar…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, July 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Adult and Teen Craft
Visit us this Summer at The Castle Hill Branch to learn a different craft each Friday afternoon. Learn : Jewerly making Candle Making Picture transfer on wood work with paper mache, clay, natural twine . Come and Join Us Fridays at 3:30 PM
Castle Hill LibraryAdults
Fri, July 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Club
Come play with our Legos! Be creative, create something spectacular!
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, July 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Krafty Kids
Hands-on projects using a variety of skills.
Morris Park LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, July 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
July 4th Craft
Come to thel ibrary and make a Fourth of July hat!
South Beach LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, July 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Hour
Use your imagination and skills to become the ultimate lego builder. For ages 5-11.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren
Sat, July 2
@ 10 a.m.
Tech connect one-on-one
Assit with computer and software issues, questions. Printing, emails, web searches, handheld devices, downloading ebooks, files, mp3, cloud drive, etc
Castle Hill LibraryAdults
Mon, July 4
@ 10 a.m.
Tech connect one-on-one
Assit with computer and software issues, questions. Printing, emails, web searches, handheld devices, downloading ebooks, files, mp3, cloud drive, etc
Castle Hill LibraryAdults
Mon, July 4
@ 3 p.m.
Checkmate Chess
Are you a chess champion? Show off your best moves against other chess fans! Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time.
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 5
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
Basic Computer Class
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know hoaw to cut and paste? And are you curious about Twitter, Facebook and Instagram? Bring your tech questions and get some asssistance. Come and learn about the various types of computers, including basic terminology, and receive an overview of operating systems, and popular software applications—specifically, Microsoft Word, a common word-processing program used to create documents.
Van Cortlandt LibraryAdults
Tue, July 5
@ 10 a.m.
Intro to Computers
Come to the library, ask questions about how to use computers and sharpen your skills through computer use. "How do I turn the computer on?" "How do I set up my own e-mail account and e-mail family and freinds?" Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
City Island LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, July 5
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
Blogging
Do you have a story to tell? Have you heard of blogging but wondered how to get started? Take this class to explore the world of blogging and the blogosphere. At the end of the class, you will have an opportunity to create a blog! Bring your creativity to class!!
Countee Cullen Library, TechConnect Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, July 5
@ 10 a.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Google Series: Getting More Out of Google
Go beyond basic search and explore the various ways to find information with Google. Learn about Advanced Search, Image Search, and much more.
New Dorp LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, July 5
@ 10 a.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Blogging for Beginners
Blogging is a great way to share your thoughts with the world. See examples of blogs, learn how to blog, and even create your own for free with WordPress or other popular blogging platforms.
Morningside Heights, Computer ClassroomAdults
Tue, July 5
@ 10 a.m.
Tech connect one-on-one
Assit with computer and software issues, questions. Printing, emails, web searches, handheld devices, downloading ebooks, files, mp3, cloud drive, etc
Castle Hill LibraryAdults
Tue, July 5
@ 10 a.m.
Artist Wilhelmina Grant Presents "Climbing the Wall" Exhibit Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults
Tue, July 5
@ 10:30 a.m.
Stay Well Exercise
Join us for a fun exercise class for all ability levels! Volunteers trained by the Health Promotion Services unit of NYC’s Department for the Aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for all ability levels. No special clothing or equipment is necessary. *Those participating in the exercises must sign an activity release form.
Pelham Bay LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, July 5
@ 10:30 a.m.
Computer Basics
Need help setting up e-mail or using the Internet? Could you use a basic introduction to Microsoft Word or Excel? Then these guided tutorials are for you! Listen along as an expert instructor guides you through a topic of your choice. The class is held on the first Tuesday of every month from 10:30am - 12pm Space is limited to 6. Please sign-up in person or by phone to reserve a spot. *Participants will need an active NYPL library card to access the tutorials & headphones to listen in.…
Epiphany LibraryAdults
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