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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Manga Workshop
Focusing on Japanese and American style comics, the students learn the history and nuts and bolts of this very popular form of comics, and make connections to their own experiences and cultures as they create their own characters for their own comics. They pick a genre, a target audience and a theme, and first create CHIBIs (childlike characters with large heads and little bodies) ... then move on to designing themselves as a Manga star! This is usually followed by a short Quiz contest where the…
Sedgwick LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
"Bored" Games
Bored at the library? Let's plays tabletop and card games! Winners get to be "King/Queen of the Library" for the day.
Wakefield LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Book Discussion
Are you searching for new interesting books to read and enjoy? Come and join our meeting in Teen Zone.
George Bruce LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Origami Craft
Let's make a Origami Star!
South Beach LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Chess Champions
It's tournament time! Compete against your friends and foes to see who will be the ultimate chess champion.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
College Essay Writing Workshop
Thinking about college? What makes your application stand out? How should you handle essays, recommendations and extracurriculars? Work with an ex-Princeton Regional Director of Admissions and a Harvard Ed Ph.D. They’ll share their expertise and you’ll be on your way. Presented by Carla Sinz and Caroline Moore. For ages 15 and older
Kingsbridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Jeopardy Showdown
Sharpen your knowledge of history, current events and various other subjects in Tremont's Teen Jeopardy Showdown Hour!
Tremont LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Homework Help
Need some extra help with an assignment or project? Come to the Eastchester Library after school on Mondays and Tuesdays and ask our expert staff for help.
Eastchester LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Chess
Want to learn how to play chess? Want to compete with other teens? Come join us and become a champion!
Eastchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Anime Club
Do you love reading manga and watching anime? Come to the teen room to discuss your favorite manga and watch your favorite series. Paper and colored pencils will be provided for young adults who want to draw their favorite characters or create their own.
High Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
STEM Challenge: Design-a-Bridge
Who can build a better bridge? Learn the basics and then work together in teams to design the strongest, most functional bridge you can. The best bridge wins!
Morningside Heights, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Writing the College Admissions Essay
Do you need to write a personal essay for a college application? At this workshop, you’ll learn how to choose a meaningful topic and write a great essay that will make you stand out from the crowd! We'll also discuss ways to overcome anxiety and writer's block. Presented by Laurel Haines. For ages 13 to 18 years old.
Mosholu LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoon
If you're a teen looking for some creative inspiration, come join us Tuesday afternoons to learn fun, new crafts! We'll make anything from friendship bracelets to DIY fake tattoos to perler bead creations!
115th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Learn to Knit and Crochet
Curious about the yarn arts? Come to Knit and Crochet 101 and learn how! Free! All materials will be provided. No experience necessary! Vous êtes curieux au sujet des arts de laine? Venez à Tricot et Crochet 101 et apprenez à le faire! Gratuit! Tous les matériaux seront fournis. Aucune experience réquise! Chaque mardi à 4:00. Tiene curiosidad por las artes de hilo? Venga a la biblioteca aprende a tejer con una o dos agujetas! Gratis! Todos materiales se serán proporcionará. No se requiere…
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.
Intrepid Space Race
Where does space begin? How far away is the moon? Where did the space shuttles go? These questions and more are answered as students use math to create a scale model earth/moon system. This is all done within the historical context of the Space Race, including the USS Intrepid’s role as a prime recovery vessel. Students will learn about the technological competition between the United States and the Soviet Union and then recreate it as they vie in teams to find the proper launch angle and thrust…
Mulberry Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Game On!
Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic: The Gathering, Chess, Sushi Go, Ticket To Ride and more! For teens ages 12-18.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Tech/Homework Help
Laptop service for teens Do you need extra computer time? Come to teen tech time and use a laptop computer. Also, learn about websites that can help you with your studies. Just sign up at the information desk on Tuesdays.
Hunts Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club
Read Manga. Watch Anime. Earn and win prizes.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Lounge
Hang out in our Community Room with your friends! Play video games on our Xbox 360, do some arts and crafts, or nerd out about whatever is on your mind. No registration required For Grades 7-12
Bloomingdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Tech Time
Need extra computer time? Want to pimp your Facebook? Research colleges? Edit video? Just search the web? Learn about our electronic services and play with the library laptops. Grades 6 and up.
Pelham Bay LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4:30 p.m.
Teen Tech Time @ Hamilton Grange
Need extra computer time? Want to pimp your social media profiles? Research colleges? Edit video? Just search the web? Learn about our electronic services and play with the library laptops. For ages 12 to 18.
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 5 p.m.
Homework Help
Need help completing you homework assignments? Stop by during homework help hours. All ages.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 5 p.m.
LEGO Engineers
Be a LEGO Engineer! Join us at the Hamilton Grange Library for some LEGO engineering! You can free build or you can follow the structured build that staff provides for the day. See what sort of LEGO world you can create!
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 5:30 p.m.
Teen Game Night
Game on! Teens choose from a selection of board and video games (PS4 & Wii U) to play.
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, January 25
@ 11 a.m.
Resume Workshop
•Having issues with your resume? •Unsure of how to format? •Need a second pair of eyes to proof read it? Bring your resume on a usb drive or in your email and we’ll fix it up together! Space is limited, sign up today at the adult information desk! ***Make appointments with Erin for a 1-on-1 resume workshop anytime or drop in on Wednesdays at 11.***
Francis Martin LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Job Seekers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wed, January 25
@ 11:30 a.m.
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
Wed, January 25
@ 1:30 p.m.
Teen Hang Time
Are you a teen looking for somewhere to hang? Come chill in a teen-only space at the library where you can play games, use a laptop, get homework help, or just chat with friends.
115th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, January 25
@ 2 p.m.
It's Tax Time. Go Get Your Refund!
You can prepare and file your tax return electronically with some help from a tax assistant...all for free. This service is offered on Mondays*, Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the St. George Library Center. It will run from January 24th through April 15th. *(No Monday hours in January) To participate in this free program, you must: Earn less than $64,000 per year (per tax return) Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary document…
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wed, January 25
@ 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
Wed, January 25
@ 3 p.m.
Arts & Crafts
Join us for arts and crafts activities @ George Bruce Library. Express yourself in art using watercolors, crayons, markers, paints and found objects. 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)
Wed, January 25
@ 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)
Wed, January 25
@ 3 p.m.
Arts and Crafts for Kids and Teens
Join us for arts and crafts activities in Teen Space. Express yourself in art using watercolors, crayons, markers, paints, and found objects. You will create your own pieces of art. You will also have the opportunity to explore the NYPL art collection and art images of the NYPL Digital Gallery. All programs are free of charge.
Countee Cullen Library, Teen SpaceChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Wed, January 25
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Advisory Group
Volunteer time at your local library!!!! Suggest materials to order and create cool displays.
Castle Hill LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, January 25
@ 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)
Wed, January 25
@ 3 p.m.
D.I.Y. Wednesdays
January 7-Glitter Snowflake January 14-Bracelet January 21-Fun With Lanyard January 28-Bookmarks All Materials are provided
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, January 25
@ 3 p.m.
Free Tutoring
Free tutoring for kids (homework, class work, tests), teens (homework, class work, tests), adults (civil service exams, professional tests, college tests).
Clason's Point LibraryAdults,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Wed, January 25
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Wacky Wednesdays
Chill out at the library on a hump day! Join us for a program, or a movie, or a game! Every Wednesday 3-5pm. For ages 12-17
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, January 25
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Tech
Come to our third floor computer lab and use the computers for homework or for fun! Teens Only! Ages 12-18
67th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, January 25
@ 3 p.m.
Happiness Jar Craft
Create a jar that you can tuck away good memories or LOL moments. You can read them when you need a smile or wait till December 31 to look back on the year you had. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. Ages 8-17
Great Kills LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, January 25
@ 3 p.m.
Arts & Crafts
Join us for arts and crafts activities @ George Bruce Library. Express yourself in art using watercolors, crayons, markers, paints and found objects. 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)
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