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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, July 22
@ 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 welcome!
Riverside Library
P.S. 186
Adults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, July 22
@ 12 noon
New York Therapy Dogs R.E.A.D.
Come read to a therapy dog! These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can't wait for you to come read them a story. Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend! For ages 6-12. Pre-registration required for each 15 minute slot.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, July 24
@ 9:15 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Advanced MS Word 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes. Prerequisite: MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, July 24
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Mon, July 24
@ 1:30 p.m.
Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center Poets & Writers Group
Join the group on select Monday afternoons for poetry and prose, in a series of seven sessions each of which will have a different theme. Dates are : June 5, 19; July 10, 24; August 7, 21; and Sept 11. June 5 : To start this series of workshops please read the poems "Remember" by Joy Harbo, and "Instructions on Not Giving Up" by Ada Limon; choose one theme to expand upon. Please keep pieces to 750 words or less. Readings of poetry and prose will form the theme for the next meeting on :…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, July 24
@ 3 p.m.
Movie Monday presents "WALL-E" (G)
After hundreds of lonely years, a waste management robot finds a new purpose in life. With only a cockroach for a friend, he finds true love in another robot sent on a mission to Earth to see if it is safe for human life.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Story Time
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories and action songs, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Seating is limited to 30 children and tickets are distributed outside prior to the library's opening at 10 a.m. Your child must be present to collect a ticket. Come early for a spot!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Story Time
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories and action songs, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Seating is limited to 30 children and tickets are distributed outside prior to the library's opening at 10 a.m. Your child must be present to collect a ticket. Come early for a spot!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Story Time
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories and action songs, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Seating is limited to 30 children and tickets are distributed outside prior to the library's opening at 10 a.m. Your child must be present to collect a ticket. Come early for a spot!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Story Time
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories and action songs, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Seating is limited to 30 children and tickets are distributed outside prior to the library's opening at 10 a.m. Your child must be present to collect a ticket. Come early for a spot!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 11 a.m.
Canceled
Conversational Sign Language
Interested participants are encouraged to register for, and attend all six (6) sessions : June 13, 20, 27, and July 11, 18, 25. Classes open to eight (8) participants only.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Tue, July 25
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Tue, July 25
@ 2 p.m.
StayWell Exercise for Seniors
Join us for a free StayWell Exercise class designed for seniors. All participants must sign waiver before they join in. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Call or stop by for futher details.
Riverside LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, July 26
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Story Time
Children from 3 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy engaging stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by an activity. Seating is limited to 30 children and tickets are distributed after the library's opening at 10 a.m. Your child must be present to collect a ticket. Come early for a spot!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, July 26
@ 11:15 a.m.
Midweek Movie: Romance in Manhattan
Sylvia Dennis is a chorus girl taking care of her younger brother. She comes to the aid of Karel Novak, a lonely and somewhat lost illegal alien who wants to find his dream in America. Sylvia, taking pity on Karel and enchanted by his undying optimism, allows him to camp on the roof of her apartment building, a situation that sparks romance. Ginger Rogers, Francis Lederer, Arthur Hohl, Jimmy Butler. 1935, 77mins.
Riverside LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, July 26
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Wed, July 26
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Coloring Club
Stressed? The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults, and the adult coloring books have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. This program allows adults to create wonderful pictures and offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. Plus, it can actually lower stress. Are you curious about this new trend? Join the Riverside Library for its first Adult Coloring Group! Note: This program is not a structured program; draw and color at your le…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Thu, July 27
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Thu, July 27
@ 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)
Thu, July 27
@ 3 p.m.
Friendship Bracelets Craft
Explore your creative side by making a friendship bracelet. We will supply the yarn and show you how to weave it. This event is open to children eight years-old and up.
Riverside LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, July 28
@ 10 a.m.
Community Information
Bridge Club
Are you a Bridge buff? Put your game face on and show off your best plays. Join the fun and meet new friends! All players welcome!
Riverside LibraryAdults
Fri, July 28
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Fri, July 28
@ 3 p.m.
Build! Marble Run
Bring your imagination and join us for fun with Marble Run!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Sat, July 29
@ 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 welcome!
Riverside Library
P.S. 186
Adults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, July 29
@ 11 a.m.
Scavenger Hunt!
Search the library for wild animals, Minions, and more! Find them all and win a prize!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, July 31
@ 9:15 a.m.
All About Computers
Learn to Type and Use a Mouse
Learn how to hold , click, and move the mouse; also learn and practice your keyboarding skills. Prerequisites: None
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, July 31
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Mon, July 31
@ 3 p.m.
Movie Monday presents "The Queen of Katwe" (PG)
Based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Tue, August 1
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Tue, August 1
@ 2 p.m.
StayWell Exercise for Seniors
Join us for a free StayWell Exercise class designed for seniors. All participants must sign waiver before they join in. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Call or stop by for futher details.
Riverside LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, August 2
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Wed, August 2
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Coloring Club
Stressed? The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults, and the adult coloring books have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. This program allows adults to create wonderful pictures and offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. Plus, it can actually lower stress. Are you curious about this new trend? Join the Riverside Library for its first Adult Coloring Group! Note: This program is not a structured program; draw and color at your le…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Wed, August 2
@ 3:30 p.m.
Riverside Book Club : The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson
The Riverside Book Discussion Group meets every 1st Wednesday of each month. This month's selection is : The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson. A compelling account of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 brings together the divergent stories of two very different men who played a key role in shaping the history of the event--visionary architect Daniel H. Burnham, who coordinated its construction, and Dr. Henry H. Holmes, an insatiable and charming serial killer who lured women to their d…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Thu, August 3
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Story Time
Babies from birth to 18 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Seating is limited to 30 babies and tickets are distributed outside prior to the library's opening at 10:00. Your baby must be present to collect a ticket. Come early for a spot!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, August 3
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Story Time
Babies from birth to 18 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Seating is limited to 30 babies and tickets are distributed outside prior to the library's opening at 10:00. Your baby must be present to collect a ticket. Come early for a spot!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, August 3
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Thu, August 3
@ 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)
Fri, August 4
@ 10 a.m.
Community Information
Bridge Club
Are you a Bridge buff? Put your game face on and show off your best plays. Join the fun and meet new friends! All players welcome!
Riverside LibraryAdults
Fri, August 4
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Fri, August 4
@ 3 p.m.
Build! Straws & Connectors
Bring your imagination and join us for fun with Straws & Connectors!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
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