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Cool in your (zip) code: Computer Tutors

Would you like to learn more about computers, but don’t know where to start? Thanks to some dedicated volunteers, the 125th Street Library now offers FREE individual computer tutoring/computer help.

If you know nothing about computers but want to learn, are curious about social networking, need help filling out an online form, or want to learn about a specific computer program, these tutors are here to help. You can sign up for a free hour-long session by calling: (212) 534-5050, or stopping by the 125th Street Branch at 224 

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Cool in your (zip) code-Jazz Museum in Harlem

Inside, I found a cool oasis-jazz music was playing at just the perfect volume in a big light room. Read More ›

Cool in Your Code-Bike Month

Psst! Have you heard? May is Bike Month in New York City! There are too many activities to report in this blog, but as a teaser, here are a few in Northern Manhattan: Learn to Ride-Kids Saturday, May 9, 2009 10 am-12 noon Riverside Park Promenade between 83rd and 86th Learn to Read More ›

Cool in Your (zip) Code-STRIVE

STRIVE (Support and Training Result In Valuable Employees)

On the southwest corner of 123rd Street and Second Avenue in East Harlem sits the Cultural Building of Taino Towers. Hope and possibility fill this building. The Harlem Day Charter School occupies the first and fourth floors. The cheerful sounds of children at play on the playground filled the air midday, when I first visited. But I was headed to the third floor to visit

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Cool in Your (zip) Code: Crack is Wack Playground

On the sunny spring day of the Yankee’s home opener, another park, not that far away was empty and locked. From the Crack is Wack Playground you could see the Direct TV blimp hovering over Yankee Stadium. The playground is an attractive little triangular park bounded by 127th Street, Second Avenue, and the Harlem River Drive. There are basketball courts, benches in the sun, drinking fountains, curving paths, and sturdy plantings. But it is surrounded by a tall locked fence. And it is an island amidst the 

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Cool in your (zip) code: Car Seat Safety Check

Right here in zip code 10035 you can keep your child safe in your car. Just stop by Chevrolet-Saturn of Harlem on Saturday, April 11 between 11 am and 3 pm for a FREE safety check of your child car seat.

A trained car seat technician will check your seat and demonstrate correct installation. No appointment is necessary. DOT is sponsoring this event is in partnership with Safe Kids New York City and Chevrolet-Saturn of Harlem.

Chevrolet-Saturn of Harlem 2485 Second Avenue (at 

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Poetry Slam at 125th Street!

The 125th Street Library announces our 2nd Annual 125th Street Poetry Contest (poetry slam!)

All are invited to submit entries, multiple submissions are encouraged, but only one will be chosen for entry!

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009: 4 PM

125th Street Library 224 East 125th Street New York, NY 10035 (212) 534-5050

For more information contact John Fahs, Senior Young Adult Librarian. Images are from last year's event.

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Cool in Your (Zip)Code: Mariachi Academy of New York

Although I have worked for NYPL for over 23 years, I never worked in a Manhattan branch before arriving at the 125th Street Branch in January. I’ve been exploring the 125th Street neighborhood from the Information Desk by looking at the local organizations listed in Community Board 11’s list of Community Based Organizations.

In order to stay truly local, I’ve (so far) limited my explorations to our zip code 10035. Fortunately, the 125th Street Branch is fairly well centered in this zip 

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