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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Sewing Circle
Work on your hand sewing and needlework skills! Free, no materials required! Aprende a coser a mano! Gratis, no hay materiales requeridos!
Francis Martin LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Community Information
Retro Board Gaming and Jigsaws for Adults
Share your passion for gaming the old fashion way. If words excite or inspire you, and crossword puzzles keep you going, then Scrabble is your game! Are you a Chess or Checkers champion? Whether you're a master or just starting out, show off your best moves! If you like wheeling and dealing, Monolopy's the game for you! Join us for some lively board time! Jigsaws are every 2nd Thursday. All levels of play are welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends to play with.…
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 1 p.m.
EZ Silkscreen
Teens make a stencil of their own design and then silkscreen their own posters. Learn about pattern design and positive and negative space as it relates to both art and math. Presented by Staten Island MakerSpace. For ages 13 to 18 years old.
Port Richmond LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
After School Lounge
After School Lounge: Come to the library after school for studying and a chance to unwind. Monday through Thursday from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
City Island LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Teens
Teen Board Game Bonanza
It's back to the good old days. Join your friends and roll the dice. Move pieces by hand instead of with a mouse click. Join us for some old fashioned board game fun. For ages 12 to 18.
Countee Cullen Library, Teen SpaceTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Study Hour
Work on your homework alone or with friends, and get help, if you need it, from the YA Librarian.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
T(w)een Lounge
Drop in and hang out in the T(w)een Lounge, Mondays - Thursdays at 3pm, in the Community Room! Featuring: ROCKBAND 4, CODING SERIES (USING SCRATCH AND STENCYL), ARTS & CRAFTS, JUST DANCE 2016, OPEN COMPUTER LAB FOR (AND NOT SO MUCH FOR) HOMEWORK, MUSIC, GAMES, SNACKS... AND MORE!! (For ages 12-18)
Westchester Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Lounge
Play videos games, hangout with friends, use laptops to watch videos or simply read a book All New York Public Library programs are free of charge
Castle Hill LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Game On!
Teen Game On!
Morrisania LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Ceremonial Origins of Salsa
This program presents instruments, music, and lyrics used in the African, Taino and Spanish Catholic rituals that provide a base for Salsa. Presented by Jose Obando. For ages 13 to 18 years old.
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Program: Art Afternoon
Let your artistic side run wild in this free-for-all art program. Materials will be provided, all you need to bring is your imagination.
Baychester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Tech
Teen Tech is a program for teenagers used to promote technical know-how and computer usage in our digital world.
High Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Yu-Gi-Oh No You Didn't
Are you the card wizard? Think you've got what it takes to unlock the mystery of the perfect deck? Come in and challenge your friends to a Yu Gi Oh duel to see who is the master of the monsters! For ages 12 to 18.
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Homework Hour Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Video Games
Come have some friendly competition with your friends on the PS3 and PS4.
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Tech Time
Need Extra Computer Time? Want to play a game, search the web, research colleges, check your email or just chat on Facebook? Join us for Teen Tech Time. Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:00
Ottendorfer LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Tech Lounge
Use library laptops, work on group projects, or play games at the library
Morris Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Gaming
Teen's meet to play their favorite games!
Allerton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Tech Time
Need some computer time to get your homework done? Want to practice your typing or learn some code for an hour? Want to play around on Minecraft with your friends? Come hang out at our Tech Time!
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teens
Board Game Bonanza
Teens! Challenge your friends to a game every Thursday @ 3:30PM. Board games include Ticket to Ride, Dominion, Pandemic, Bananagrams, Uno, chess, and more. Feb 2: Bananagrams Feb 9: Pandemic Feb 16: Ticket to Ride Feb 23: Scrabble
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Tech Time
Need extra computer time? Want to play a game, search the web, research colleges, check your email or just chat on Facebook? Join us!
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Game On!
Come in and test your gaming skills against the library staff and your peers, while playing games such as Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, Wii Sports and Wii Resorts.
Van Cortlandt LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:45 p.m.
Teen Tech Time
Hang out with friends as we use laptops to explore various topics like gaming, research databases, writing a resume, and more! For ages 12 to 18.
Jerome Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Lego at the Library
Kids and Teens are invited to design, create and build unique creations during the Lego Free Build. All Lego blocks are provided, just bring your imagination!
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Magical Mandalas
Participants will visualize their worlds through contemporary arts practices while exploring surrealism and expressionism mirroring the artist’s own studio practice. Students will use collage to create mandalas as well as mixed media/colored pencil, marker and watercolor to create contour drawings for portraiture, self-portraiture and landscapes. Each original project will draw from participants’ own lived experiences. Visualization will be used to create worlds and characters through memory and…
Washington Heights LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Council
Do want to be a leader? Do you have great ideas that you’d like to see implemented? Join the 53rd Street Teen Council! We are now taking students for our Teen Council’s Spring Term. The Spring Term runs from January to May and requires a minimum of attending one meeting a month, held on the last Thursday. Additional time may be needed to work on special projects and events. Council members will help library staff make decisions about program offerings, the teen library space, the book coll…
53rd Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Spa Time
Need an afternoon to pamper yourself? Want to make a gift for someone special? Learn how to make your own bath salts, lip balms, shower scrubs and more in this scent-ual workshop. All materials will be provided. Presented by Jailin Acevedo. For ages 13 to 18 years old.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Candle Painting Workshop - Teen and Tween
Learn how to paint and design your own candle. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. Ages 8-17.
Great Kills LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Learn A New Language!
Start the New Year right by learning something new! Stop by for our tech program where we will use Duolingo®, a free and online language-learning platform that offers courses for over 23 languages, like Spanish, Italian, and French! Or we'll also try Mango Languages, interactive database that provides step by step lesson plans for 71 different languages, such as Japanese and Korean!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Book Club - All American Boys
Come read and discuss Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely's timely book, All American Boys. See Ms. Chelsey for a copy of the book, or just show up to one of the discussion days!
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 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.
Teen Advisory Group- TAG
Join our Teen Advisory Group and get hands on experience volunteering for the Library. Earn Community Service hours by attending our weekly meetings and giving us your input! What's happening in your world? What’s the hottest book, movie, or cd right now? What programs does the library need?
Dongan Hills LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Book Discussion and Pizza Party: Down, Set, Fight! by written by Chad Bowers & Chris Sims
The Hamilton Grange Teen Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss Down, Set, Fight! by written by Chad Bowers & Chris Sims; illustrated and colored by Scott Kowalchuk DATE: Thursday, February 23rd Time: 4-5 pm Location: Hamilton Grange Lower Level All Book lovers welcome. ​Book discussion 12 person limit. PICK UP YOUR BOOK AT THE INFORMATION DESK SIGN UP AND READ THE BOOK in order to join the PIZZA PARTY .
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Musical Mondays: THURSDAY EDITION
Join the Stapleton Teens as they have an awesome off-Monday jam session. Even if you're brand new to an instrument (or have never played one), you can jump in and learn. Just want to enjoy the music? You can do that too. Guitar, drums, bass, and keyboards all available onsite, or bring your own instrument if you have one. Strictly ages 13-17.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Coloring Club
Channel your inner artist in this fun afterschool club with coloring sheets. The library will provide the art supplies. Bring your creativity!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Black History Month Writing Contest
Write a two-page essay on a well-known African American historical figure. Explain his or her significance to the history of the United States. Best essay will receive a prize. A winner will be announced on the last Thursday of February at 4:00 PM. Registration is required. Call 212-662-9727 or visit the information desk.
George Bruce LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
RoboTakeover
RoboTakeover is a hands-on, robotics workshop series for kids! Over the course of this 4– session program, kids will learn the basics of circuits, conductivity, motor-operation and robot building. We will discuss robots in real life and the different kinds of machines that make our world tick. Workshop series is FREE. Space is capped at 15 children, so please register in advance at the library.
Aguilar LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoon
Come get crafty in the Teen Room! From Duct tape wallets to origami. For ages 12-18
53rd Street Library, Teen ZoneTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teens Black History Month Experience
Teens it's time to get ready for a Black History experience! Join in as we learn about notable African Americans who played a part in sharping our history. Then, see who will be the first to finish our famous African American word search. Ages 12+
West New Brighton Library, Main FloorTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons: Fabulous February
It's the Crafternoon Series: Fabulous February Come join us for our series of Arts and Crafts activities held in the afternoon. We have some fun crafts to entertain you ! This Month We will be featuring activities based on: Lunar New Year Lanterns Arron Douglas Romare Bearden Perler Beads Sam Gilliam Alma Thomas Meta Fuller *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.*
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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