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Grand Central Library Events & News: March 2018


Welcome to the Grand Central Library Newsletter, a monthly showcase of news, programs, and services offered by NYPL staff and partners. Our branch in Midtown East/Turtle Bay is conveniently accessible to local residents and metro area commuters alike.

In addition to diverse educational and cultural programming, Grand Central offers computer services, including free WiFi and power outlets, plentiful seating for individual and group work, and collections of print and non-print media for all ages. The Grand Central Library is also home to IDNYC and Single Stop services, each located on our 2nd floor.

Staff Recommendations 

Here’s what the Grand Central staff is reading, watching, and listening to this month. To find out more or place a hold on a particular book or recording, just click on its link. 


Feature Films and TV Shows (available via Kanopy)

Music/ Audiobooks/e-Audiobooks

Staff Blog Posts

2017 Book Club Recap


By Laura Stein, Grand Central Library
February 30, 2018

Coming to a library near you! “Book Club”8-10 adults are asked to read the same book and then put in a room together to discuss their thoughts. Find out what happens when people stop keeping it to themselves, and start getting real. Read more...


5 Japanese Ballplayers Who Made The Jump Overseas 


By Joe Pascullo, Grand Central Library
February 2, 2018

Shohei Ohtani is just the latest Japanese player to make the jump from Nippon Professional Baseball  (NPB) in Japan to Major League Baseball. Let's take a closer look at others who have done the same! Read more...


This Month's Highlights

Free Income Tax Preparation: ​Every Saturday until Tax Day 2018, volunteers from AARP will be on hand to assist you in preparing your taxes on a first come, first served basis.

Join us Saturdays, March 3, 10, 17, or 24, 10:15 AM-2PM. Click here to see a list of the documents you'll need to bring

This program is supported in part by the New York State Coordinated Outreach Services Grant. AARP membership is not required.

Other Events

Health Navigator Table: Members of the Hispanic Federation will be helping people enroll in the New York State of Health Marketplace insurance plans. IPA / Navigators proporcionará asistencia de solicitud en persona a individuos, familias y pequeñas empresas y sus empleados en la inscripción inicial y al renovar la cobertura.

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 1 PM

e-Services Help: Get started borrowing e-books on your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader. Drop by the table near the branch front door with your device to get one-on-one help!

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 1 PM

My Feminist Manifesto Creative Writing Workshop: In a supportive environment, we will take part in some creative writing activities and sharing (if you’re comfortable) around the theme of feminism. Reading is fantastic, but we can add to the conversation and literature with our own ideas and opinions.

March 6 at 6 PM

Adult/Teen Coloring : Artistic coloring for adults is the latest craze. Bring your sketchpad project or use one of our unique coloring books. All materials will be provided by Grand Central Library!

March 8, 22 at 5:30 PM

Vietnam and the 1960s: Author Sam Oglesby reads from two of his books about his time in Vietnam, reflecting on that experience with both tragic and funny events. His talk will be illustrated by gripping images of the war.

March 13 at 6:30 PM

Be Creative with Crafts: Let's get creative together! All materials will be provided by Grand Central.

March 15 at 2 PM

Meditation for a Healthy Lifestyle: Join Rosanna Jimenez, CHHC, a long-time practitioner of meditation, as she discusses how meditation can improve our physical, mental, and spiritual health. She will present effective methods for creating a more satisfying lifestyle including harmonious relationships and a deep sense of peace. Attendees will have a chance to practice this simple technique that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation, and promote inner growth.

March 15 at 6 PM

Book Club - The Lost City of Z: Join us to discuss The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the AmazonDavid Grann's #1 New York Times bestseller. In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years, countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.”

March 20 at 6 PM

Film Screening - Cleo from 5 to 7: Join Grand Central Library for a Women's History Month and a screening of Agnes Varda's Cleo from 5 to 7! Agnes Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy.

March 27 at 6:30 PM

Author Talk (Russian Language): The Pushkin Society of America brings a Russian-American author to the Grand Central Library to discuss his newest book. Author to be revealed soon! (Event in Russian language) Общество Пушкина Америки приносит российско-американскому автору в Великую Центральную библиотеку, чтобы обсудить его новейшую книгу. Автор будет скоро раскрыт! СОБЫТИЯ НА РУССКОМ ЯЗЫКЕ…

March 29 at 6:30 PM

Kids Programs

D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) Day:  Arts and crafts promote rich social interactions that help develop language skills and social cognitive abilities, like understanding emotions. We'll set out stations of materials and let kids create some take-home fun.

March 1 at 4 PM

Early Literacy Storytime - Toddler Time: Toddlers age 18-36 months and their caregivers can practice early literacy skills with interactive stories, action songs, and fun finger plays, all while meeting others in the neighborhood.

All sessions at 10:30 AM

March 8 (Please check back here Friday, March 2nd for the link to register.)

March 15 (Please check back here Friday, March 9th for the link to register.)

March 22 (Please check back here Friday, March 16th for the link to register.)

March 29 (Please check back here Friday, March 23rd for the link to register.)

Kid Engineers: Playing a variety of theater and experiential learning games, and utilizing engineering toys and puzzles, kids construct a variety of projects while learning scientific concepts such as gravity, tension, compression, friction, and static electricity. For kids age 5-12. Presented by Intellectual Kids Club.

March 7, 14, 21, 28 at 4 PM

Early Literacy Storytime - Baby Lapsit: A lapsit storytime for children 18 months and younger. Grow your baby's early literacy skills through reading short books, singing songs, reciting rhymes, and taking part in other interactive activities. You must register to attend.

March 6 (Please check back here Friday, March 2nd for the link to register.)

March 13 (Please check back here Friday, March 9th for the link to register.)

March 20 (Please check back here Friday, March 16th for the link to register.)

March 27 (Please check back here Friday, March 23rd for the link to register.)

Early Literacy - Math Storytime: Spatial Awareness: Join us for a math-themed storytime, all focused on spatial awareness! Participate in activities focused on the topic and take home tips for you to grow this concept on your own.

March 26 at 4 PM

Teen Programs

Making Comics 101: A rundown on today's comics industry and what you need to get a comic book made. Basic character design, themes, audience targeting, and more. Presented by Ivan Velez.

March 2 at 4 PM

Retro Video Game DayWe'll provide those old school 8-, 16-, and 32-bit consoles, games, and controllers that you all love. All you have to bring is your skills! Do you still have it? Come and find out!

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 3:30 PM

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