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Sat, December 10
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
I Need a Doctor: Health Info Online
Learn to find consumer health information online, including doctors' credentials, hospital information, drug side effects, conventional and alternative medical treatments of diseases, diets, weight loss, nutrition and exercises, and how to evaluate these websites.
Morrisania LibraryAdults
Sat, December 10
@ 10 a.m.
Harlem Knitting and Crocheting Circle
The Harlem Knitting Circle meets every Saturday at the Harlem Branch Library from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. When entering the library ask the librarian if we're on the third (3rd)floor or Lower Level that day. Please bring your own materials and a food item to donate to the Snack Table. Njoya Angrum is the Creator and Director of the Harlem Knitting Circle. The ladies will guide you through! HKC is a community organization that Njoya started 7 years ago. We work primarily on an In-Kind budget-throug…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Sat, December 10
@ 10 a.m.
Book Swap!
By popular demand, Ottendorfer now hosts a Book Swap every Saturday! Please bring your books, DVDs, CDs and miscellaneous trinkets to trade with others.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Sat, December 10
@ 10 a.m.
PowerPoint for Kids
Come and learn how to create a slideshow presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. It is a great skill to have for school presentations. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images and clipart, and running your slideshow. There is a 10 minute grace period for this program.
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 10 a.m.
Knitting Circle
Do you like to Knit? Crochet? Embroider? Whatever your passion, gather and socialize with others who share your interest, and perhaps pick-up a few tips and tricks as you work your own creations! Please bring your sewing supplies. Teens also welcome!
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, December 10
@ 10 a.m.
Citizenship & DACA Information Session
Join us as we host a representative from the Office of Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). Get answers to your questions regarding permanent residency and the process towards citizenship. This program is presented by a Community Relations Officer of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a component of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Questions Covered: · What do I need to become a US citizen? What is the process? How can I prepare for the test? · US…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
Immigrants
Sat, December 10
@ 10 a.m.
Quiet Study Room (Saturday)
There's no talking, no cell phone, no noise at all in our quiet study room. This room is open thanks to our volunteers, and is subject to their availability. If you are interested in keeping the quiet study room open more hours, please see a staff member about becoming a volunteer! Quiet Study Hours: Mondays 12-5, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 1-5, Thursdays 12-5, Fridays 10-3, Saturdays 10-3. Subject to cancellation / change of hours without prior notice.
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Sat, December 10
@ 10 a.m.
Homework Help
Kids’ Homework Help: Are you having trouble completing your homework? Struggling with your reading or writing? We are here to help with basic questions! Grades K-3.
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 10 a.m.
Saturday Board Games!
Join us in the George Bruce Library Children's Room to play and enjoy classics board games and card games of all types and skill levels. (Ages: 3-12)
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 10 a.m.
Manhattan Minicon
Members of New York's tabletop role playing game community are invited to conduct game sesions in the community room of the Mulberry Street Library.
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Sat, December 10
@ 10 a.m.
Supervised Lab
Open Lab: Technology Help Session
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get assistance from a TechConnect instructor.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, December 10
@ 10 a.m.
Kids' Coloring Club
Join us every Saturday morning from 10am-12pm for our Kids' Coloring Club -- children of all ages are invited to color coloring sheets featuring their favorite characters, seasonal designs, and more. Feel free to bring your favorite coloring book!
Yorkville 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
Sat, December 10
@ 10 a.m.
Soundview Stitchers Knitting Circle
Weekly Knitting Club every Saturday morning at 10:00am.
Soundview LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, December 10
@ 10 a.m.
Saturday Morning Block Party
Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning? Join us for unstructured and open-ended free play time with Lego Bricks - and Mega Bloks, for the little ones! Bring your camera to document your creations. Children of all ages are welcome to join in on the fun
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 10 a.m.
Braille Study Group
Join staff, peers and volunteers who can help you with your braille study plan and assignments and recommend strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level. Braille games and activities will help you put your skills into practice. This study group welcomes blind and sighted learners alike. If you’re not sure how to begin learning braille, we can help you get started. Register at 212-621-0627 or chanceyfleet@nypl.org.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 10 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Playsets
As a part of the New York Public Library's initiative to support parents in engaging with their child's early literacy development the Parkchester branch is providing the public with Family Literacy Playsets to enjoy at the library. Use these playsets in-house to learn, play, and grow together with your help child. (For Children ages 0-5).
Parkchester LibraryChildren
Sat, December 10
@ 10:15 a.m.
Adult Gaming
Choose a game to play from our selection of board games and video games (PS4 & Wii U). Please feel free to bring in your own board/video games and refreshments.
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults
Sat, December 10
@ 10:30 a.m.
Book Discussion Group
Join us to talk about thought-provoking books! The group meets on Saturdays of alternating months, from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. If you can't make it to the library but would like to join us in conversation over the phone, please let us know by calling 212-206-5400. The scheduled sessions for 2016 are: December 10th: The Martian by Andy Weir DB 78389
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Persons with Disabilities
Sat, December 10
@ 10:30 a.m.
Book Discussion: "The Monuments Men" by Robert M. Edsel
Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised. In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, ar…
St. George Library CenterAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sat, December 10
@ 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
Sat, December 10
@ 10:30 a.m.
Book Club: The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy
Hailed as one of the world's supreme masterpieces on the subject of death and dying, The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the story of a worldly careerist, a high court judge who has never given the inevitability of his dying so much as a passing thought. But one day, death announces itself to him, and to his shocked surprise, he is brought face to face with his own mortality. How, Tolstoy asks, does an unreflective man confront his one and only moment of truth? This short novel was an artistic cu…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sat, December 10
@ 10:30 a.m.
Artistic Dreams International: Free Art & Leadership Program
FREE Art and Leadership Class! Artistic Dreams International and The New York Public Library invite children ages 7 to 12 to join the Artistic Dreams Visual Arts and Leadership Program! Advanced registration is required. Children must be dropped off and picked up by a caregiver. Saturdays, 10:30am-1:00pm December 3 December 10 December 17 - Global Exchange Day! Includes hands-on art, movement and yoga plus live communication between our students in Harlem and Mexico! Visit www.artistic…
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 10:30 a.m.
Artistic Dreams International
Leadership & Art Classes Free for Children ages 7-12 Artistic Dreams International and The New York Public Library invite the children of West Harlem to join the Artistic Dreams Visual Arts and Leadership program. Saturdays, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm September 17, 24 October 1, 8, 15, 22, 25 November 5, 12, 19 December 3, 10 *Please register in advance by emailing Kate@artisticdreams.org
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 10:30 a.m.
ConnectED Library HotSpot Patron Lending Event
The ConnectED Library Hotspot Loan Program is a collaborative program by New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library and Department of Education to provide thousands of NYC K12 students with free Internet access for the rest of the school year. This program addresses the needs of more than 1 in 5 New York City households who do not have home access to high-speed Internet services. In order to participate in the Library Hotspot Loan Program, you must register for and…
Inwood LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, December 10
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool: Fun with Numbers!
Can your child recognize numbers or count from 1 to 10? If not, please join us for activities to aid in building your child's counting abilities.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 10:30 a.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Sat, December 10
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: 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
Sat, December 10
@ 11 a.m.
New York City Kids Series
Music for Aardvarks is a refreshing alternative to the traditional music class for kids. The program was created in 1997 in Brooklyn, NY by rock musician/composer and father of three, David Weinstone. Music for Aardvarks is distinct from other children's music programs in that all classes are based around Mr. Weinstone's original songs, rhythms, and chants. With influences of rock, blues, ballads, folk, jazz and pop, Aardvark songs uniquely reflect and celebrate the lives of children growing up…
George Bruce LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Stories, Songs and Rhymes for Little Ones
Stories, songs and rhymes for families to enjoy together. For children ages 2-4.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sat, December 10
@ 11 a.m.
TechConnect
Coding Club: Storytelling*
An 8 week coding program that will help you learn how to create your story with GOOGLE CS First using the MIT Scratch Program. Beginners are welcome!! Ages 7-14 (Space is limited to 10 participants per session!)
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 11 a.m.
TechConnect
Coding Club: Storytelling*
An 8 week coding program that will help you learn how to create your story with GOOGLE CS First using the MIT Scratch Program. Beginners are welcome!! Ages 7-14 (Space is limited to 10 participants per session!)
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 11 a.m.
Saturday Family Storytime
Come join us for family storytimes on Saturday! Each Saturday will feature one of our children's team choosing some great stories to share with the audience. Children ages 0-8 and their caregivers are invited to attend.
Seward Park Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 11 a.m.
Knit + Club
Bring a project, an idea or a desire to learn. We will teach you! For all skill levels. If you have them, please bring knitting needles, size 9-10.5.
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, December 10
@ 11 a.m.
We Need To Talk: Completing Your Living Will and Healthcare Proxy
YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO DO IT SOMETIME! Maybe you’ve been putting it off because you’ve thought it was too uncomfortable to confront. Joining this workshop will be the impetus to putting your thoughts down on paper so you can then go on to live your life and sleep a little easier. Ideas presented will help you make the choices that are right for you! Share ideas on how to discuss these issues with your family. SO, GET IT DONE, ALREADY! Free Workshop for People of All Ages • Rest easier…
Yorkville LibraryAdults
Sat, December 10
@ 11 a.m.
Family Storytime
Stories and craft for children of all ages.
Hunts Point LibraryFamilies
Sat, December 10
@ 11 a.m.
All About Computers
MS Excel 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting & print previewing worksheets.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, December 10
@ 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
Sat, December 10
@ 11 a.m.
ConnectED Library HotSpot Patron Lending Event *Limited Hotspots Available*
The ConnectED Library Hotspot Loan Program is a collaborative program by New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library and Department of Education to provide thousands of NYC K12 students with free Internet access for the rest of the school year. This program addresses the needs of more than 1 in 5 New York City households who do not have home access to high-speed Internet services. In order to participate in the Library Hotspot Loan Program, you must register for and…
Columbus LibraryAdults,
Parents/Caregivers
Sat, December 10
@ 11 a.m.
Saturday Holiday Movie: Disney's A Christmas Carol
Come and Join us for a viewing of Disney's A Christmas Carol: Though London awaits the joyful arrival of Christmas, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge thinks it's all humbug, berating his faithful clerk and cheerful nephew for their view. Later, Scrooge encounters the ghost of his late business partner, who warns that three spirits will visit him this night. The ghosts take Scrooge on a journey through his past, present and future in the hope of transforming his bitterness.
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 11 a.m.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: New Amsterdam Library - December 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 English by 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
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