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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 10 a.m.
Game Day
Play with games such as Connect 4, Risk, and Jenga.
Countee Cullen Library, Teen SpaceTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 11:30 a.m.
Accessible & Assistive Technology
Braille Study Group (Wednesdays)
Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Wednesdays, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM 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. To register: 212-621-0627 or chanceyfleet@nypl.org.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Free Art
Be creative! Draw something. Color a picture. Create anything you like. All materials are provided.
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 1:30 p.m.
Winter Olympics Party
Come to the library to celebrate in your very own Winter Olympics. Compete as a team in games inspired by Winter Olympics sports. Prizes will be awarded to the Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners. Refreshments will be served. Ages 8-18 Additional activities will be available for younger children.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Crafty Teens: Perler Bead Art
We are making art with Perler Beads today! First come, first serve. For teens in grades 7-12. All materials will be provided.
Bloomingdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Fuji Instax Partner Portrait Workshop
Students learn to use Fuji Instax cameras and make instant photographs in partners focusing on a pre-selected theme. Each student walks away with 2 images. For ages 13 -18 years old. Presented by International Center for Photography
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Lunar New Year Craft
Come celebrate the Year of the Dog at the library. Young children will get coloring sheets. Tweens and teens can try caligraphy or write poems related to the New Year.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Lounge
Relax with your friends, use laptops, read, play games, or study. It’s up to you! Teens can bring snacks.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Trivia : Black History Month
Stop by the Teen Room and test your knowledge of events that happened in 1968 as well as prominent Black History Month figures. Winners will receive special prizes! 1968 50th Anniversary Trivia : February 16th Black History Month Trivia : February 21st
Grand Concourse Library, Young Adult RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Arts and Crafts
Join us for arts and crafts activities @ George Bruce Library. Express yourself in art using watercolors, crayons, markers and paints. You will also have the opportunity to explore the NYPL art collection and art images of the NYPL Digital Gallery.
George Bruce LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
The 1960s
De-Stress Wednesdays
We have what you need to help you get you through the week! Join us for De-Stress Wednesdays where we relaxing activitites ranging from coloring to jigsaw puzzles! It's a great way to exercise your mind while relaxing with friends. Ages 10-18 welcome! Relax while we play retro board games and retro cartoons, in honor of the Library's celebration of the 1960s decade. -- The 1960's was a watershed era in American history and the spirit of the decade never truly left us. We hope to address this…
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Writing Wednesdays
... and on Wednesdays, we write! Join us for a weekly writers' workshop. Tell your story using this week's prompt, and share your work with other teens. Your fellow writers will give constructive feedback in a safe, supportive environment. For ages 13-18. No registration required.
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Graffiti Art Workshop
You be you! Learn about the history of hip-hop and practice your graffiti art style. For ages 13 -18 years old. Presented by David Alicea
Morrisania LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Craft-eens!
Teens! Join us every Wednesday for a different craft project! Each week will be different ! All materials will be provided.
Mosholu LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Minecrafting
Do you love to play Minecraft? Come and play this super popular MMO with other teen pros at the Hamilton Grange Library!
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen D&D @ the Library
Ever heard of the game Dungeons of Dragons? Come build a character and learn the basic of what it takes to play this game. The second session will be a one-shot campaign.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: The Princess & the Frog
The Princess and the Frog (2009) A prince and a princess are transformed into frogs and seek the help of a voodoo priestess to restore their true forms. Director: John Musker, Ron Clements Stars: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley, Jennifer Cody Runtime: 1hr 35min
Van Cortlandt LibraryAdults,
50+,
Children,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Do-It-Yourself Arts & Crafts!
Come and get crafty with us! Art supplies and craft supplies will be available. Specific craft to be determined.
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Lounge
Looking for extra computer time? Need homework help? Like snacks? Relax with your friends, play games, or study-- it's up to you! Stop by Teen Lounge, every Wednesday afternoon in the Community Room.
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Craft for Teens
Looking for cool arts and crafts ideas for teens, kids, and anyone who loves creative art projects? Making your own artwork is a favorite DIY for teens for a reason, you can make cool room decor tailored to your style, you can learn new crafting skills, and you get to express yourself with color, paint, glue, string, and tons of other cool art and craft supplies.
Eastchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Planet Manga
You'll learn the fundamentals of storytelling and character building using a cosmic, fantastical spac opera format. This is a wonderful intro to comics, animation and science fiction as the kids learn to tell stories and create characters based on scientific facts and dreams of the future. For ages 13 -18 years old. Presented by Ivan Velez
High Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Wildlife at the Library
Animals in the library? Join Andrew Simmons and his traveling zoo as he introduces you to a golden eagle, eagle owl, barn owl, burmese python, black throat monitor, alligator, and opossums. Learn about the fierce competitors in the wild. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by Andrew Simmons
Macomb's Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Art of the MC
Call it poetry, MCing, rapping, or rocking the mic, this lesson breaks down the creative process of thinking of themes, writing and/or freestyling rhymes based off the theme, performing the track live and critiquing the music and performance. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by Bridging Education and Art Together (BEAT)
Wakefield LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Poof! Life in a Vacuum
Where does space begin? How far away is the Moon? Where did the space shuttles go? These questions and more are answered as students discover the USS Intrepid’s role in the Space Race. Using a bell jar and vacuum pump, Museum educators will mimic the vacuum of space! Your students will first predict, then discover what happens to various objects when they are exposed to a vacuum and then make the connection to how the human body would react to the vacuum of space. For ages 13 -18 years old. Pr…
Eastchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Manga Movie AfternoonTremont LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoon
Let your creativity run wild! We'll supply the materials, you supply the ideas!
Kips Bay Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Trivia
Compete against your friends to see who knows the most random facts and can solve the most brainy puzzles.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Adult Coloring
Coloring isn't just for kids anymore! Use this as an opportunity to spend a quiet moment putting color to paper. We use all kinds of materials - watercolors, oil pastels, and more.
Francis Martin LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Canceled
Summer Youth Employment Workshop
The 2018 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides NYC youth ages 14-25 with paid summer employment for up to 6 weeks during the months of July-August. Teens interested in working for the summer, please join us and meet with Summer Youth Employment Specialists to help with filling out the application and finding you a job for the summer.
Jerome Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Game Night
Game Night @ 125th Street Library Every Wednesday Night 4-5:30 p.m. Join us for Family Game Night. Play PS4, or Xbox games at the library. Board games of all types are available for you to play with your friends, family, and neighbors.
125th Street Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
DJ Workshop for Beginners
An introduction to the equipment and some DJ software from a well-versed DJ herself! For ages 13 -18 years old. Presented by DJ Carol C.
125th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teens
The Final Piece (Puzzle Club)
Love puzzles? Join us for The Final Piece as we try our best to complete a 100-, 300-, or 500-piece jigsaw puzzle.
Woodstock LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Rap-ology 101
Hey Teens! Are you a poet, lyricist in training or just need to get that rhyme out? Come join your fellow peers as we analyze verses from our favorite rappers and lyricists (past and present), and learn how to create your own rap verses. No judgement, just create and flow with your verse. For ages 13-17.
Washington Heights LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Time
Teen Time South Beach library is happy to offer this space specifically reserved for teens. We will meet Wednesdays with fun, creative, informative and laid back programs designed to allow teens to meet and spend time with their peers and make the most of their teen time!
South Beach LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Tech: Stop Motion Animation
Make your own film in the style of Coraline, Gumby, Kubo and the Two Strings, Nightmare Before Christmas, and others! It's easy to learn but difficult to master: make sure to come back each week to continue your film.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4:30 p.m.
Create and Animate
Learn how to turn your ideas into animated drawings. Experiment and draw artwork digitally by using the various tools in an iPad drawing app and turn into an animation. For ages 13 -18 years old. Presented by DJ SpazeCraft
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4:30 p.m.
Teen Movie Wednesdays
Teens, join us in the teen room every Wednesday for a movie hand picked by you. Movie starts at 4:30 p.m.
West New Brighton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4:30 p.m.
Chess Meet Up
Do you like playing chess? Are you already a chess master just looking for some competition? Meet up with other players in the Teen Zone.
53rd Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4:30 p.m.
Tween Tech Time
Join us every Wednesday as we explore different kinds of technology! In the past we've learned about coding through Scratch and Google CS First and experimented with podcasting, Ozobots, Sphero, and other fun tech toys. For ages 8 to 14.
Port Richmond LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 4:30 p.m.
Wired Wednesdays
Ever wanted to learn how to... ...Photoshop octopus arms on a dog for fun? ...Design your own buttons? ...Mess with circuitry on MakeyMakey kits? ...Record that song you've been writing? Swing by the Teen Zone every Wednesday for creative, hands-on tech programs. We'll be tinkering with cameras, lighting, mics, and some basic digital media production freeware.~
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67CTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
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