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Grand Central Library Events & News: December 2017


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      December 2017  

Happy Holidays from Grand Central Library!


WHAT IS THE GRAND CENTRAL STAFF READING RIGHT NOW? Click on the titles to reserve your copy today!

Will: The Adirondacks: A History of America's First Wilderness / Paul Schneider

Alketa: Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence  / Bill O' Reilly

Laura: Home FireKamila Shamsie

Digna: Mind Game /  Iris Johansen

Joe: Turtles All the Way Down / John Green

Dede: What Remains / Carole Radziwill

Greg: Goethe: Life as a Work of Art Rüdiger Safranski

Allison: Wonder / R. J. Palacio

Sabrina: Exit WestMohsin Hamid

Andre: The Hate U GiveAngie Thomas

Danny: Batman - HushJeph Loeb

Want personalized staff picks based on your interests and likes? Just ask!


Grand Central accepting the following items through Dec:

  • New/Gently used women’s clothing and accessories (cold weather)
  • New and in packaging make-up and hygiene products
  • New and in packaging women’s undergarments

Clothing Drive!

eServices Help 

(Fridays, December 1, 8,  15, 22, 29 @ 1-2PM)

Every Friday from 1-2PM, Grand Central Library staff will be on hand to give personal assistance with all of our eServices. This includes eBooks, eMagazines, streaming films, digital music, and a host of other NYPL apps and databases. Bring your device and your questions to our experts.

Want immediate help? CLICK HERE for NYPL's TechConnect.


"Wonder" Kindness Scavenger Hunt 

(Saturday, December 9 @ 2-4PM)

Join us for kids scavenger hunt inspired by the award-winning children's novel Wonder by Raquel Jaramillo, and help find clues that will lead teams to books throughout the library. Open to all ages. Who wouldn’t want to find a kind message tucked away in a book?



Wonder Book!

Business Financing  Roadmap

(Tuesday, December 12 @ 12 Noon)

Whether you are just starting up or expanding an existing business, this course will help you learn about credit and financing opportunities for your small business. 

To register, CLICK HERE or call/email 212-749-0900 Ext. 135

Want more information? CLICK HERE for NYC's Business Site. 

Be Creative with Crafts

(Thursday, December 7 @ 2PM)

(Thursday, December 21 @ 2PM)

Let's be creative together. A craft prgram for teens and adults. Grand Central will be providing the materials!

Adult/Teen Coloring & Crafts

(Thursday, December 14 @ 5:30PM)

The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults. Bring your sketchpad project or use one of our unique coloring books. All materials will be provided by Grand Central!

Coloring and Crafts


Manga Drawing Workshop

(Friday, December 15 @ 4PM)

Do you have the next manga series ready to pour through your fingertips? Join Misako Rocks and learn how to draw your own characters, plot your stories, and more! All materials will be provided.

Misako Rocks!



Book Club

(Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 6 - 7PM)

Join us to discuss The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. Explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter, who has been adopted by an American couple, tracing the very different cultural factors that compel them to consume a rare native tea that has shaped their family's destiny for generations. 

The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane


Retro Video Game Day

(Fridays, December 1, 8,  15, 22, 29 @ 3:30PM

Join us every Friday here at Grand Central for Retro Video Game Day. We'll provide those old-school 8, 16, and 32-bit consoles, games, and controllers you all love. All you have to bring is you and your skills! Do you still have it? Come and find out!

Retro Game


Winter Wonderland Festival

(Tuesday, December 19 @ 4:00PM)

Come and celebrate the winter season with stories, crafts, activities, and food! Ages 0-6. We greatly encourage children to bring a non-perishable contribution for our food drive!

No Registration Required.

Winter Wonderland




Storytime: Baby Lapsit

(Tuesdays, December 5, 12, 19 @10:30AM)

A lapsit storytime for children 18 months and younger. Grow your baby's early literacy skills through reading short books, singing songs, doing rhymes, and other interactive activities. Limited Availability. You must register to attend.

CLICK HERE the Friday before to register.


Family Fireside Reading

(Thursday, December 28 @ 2-4PM) 

Spend some quiet family time together during the busy holiday season. Enjoy hot cocoa and treats while you share classic or new stories with your children by our faux fireside. The family that reads together, stays together!

Family Reading Together




Toddler Time

(Thursdays, December 7, 14, 21 @ 10:30AM)

Toddlers ages 18-36 months and their parents/caregivers can practice early literacy skills with interactive stories, action songs, and fun fingerplays, while meeting others in the neighborhood. Limited Availability. You must register to attend.

CLICK HERE the Friday before to register.


Grand Central Film Screenings:

Lovely, Still (2008) 

(Tuesday, December 12 @ 6:30PM)

Join Grand Central as we get into the holiday spirit with a screening of the movie Lovely, Still (2008)! With the approach of Christmas causing him to feel lonely in life and love, Robert Malone (Oscar-winner Martin Landau - Ed Wood), braves the wintery snow to arrive home from his job at the grocery store only to find a stranger standing in his home. What begins as an odd and awkward encounter quickly blossoms into what appears to be a romantic late life love affair that takes us on a heartfelt and wonderful journey which takes an unexpected turn. The film also stars Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a DreamThe Exorcist), Elizabeth Banks (30 Rock, The Hunger Games), and Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation). Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival. Running Time 93 mins

Lovely, Still

A Not So Silent Night (2009) 

(Tuesday, December 26 @ 6:30PM)

Come on along for a film screening of The McGarrigle Sisters' annual Carnegie Hall Christmas performance, featuring the last filmed performance by Kate and Anne McGarrigle (together), since Kate's passing on January 18, 2010. This unique concert also brings special appearances by Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Grammy award-winner Emmylou HarrisVelvet Underground frontman Lou Reed, and famed performance artist Laurie Anderson. Running Time 97 mins

Kate and Anna

    Whose woods these are I   think I know.   
    His house is in the   village though;   
    He will not see me   stopping here   
    To watch his woods fill   up with snow.   
    My little horse must   think it queer   
    To stop without a   farmhouse near   
    Between the woods and   frozen lake   
    The darkest evening of   the year.   
    He gives his harness   bells a shake   
    To ask if there is some   mistake.   
    The only other sound’s   the sweep   
   Of easy wind and downy flake.   
   The woods are lovely, dark and deep,   
   But I have promises to keep,   
   And miles to go before I sleep,   
   And miles to go before I sleep

Winter Wonderland





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