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Today
@ 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
Today
@ 11 a.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Jerome Park - 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 with a 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. The program wo…
Jerome Park LibraryEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Yoga Story Time
Join Miss Rachel for Yoga Story Time! This program will include fun Yoga poses, games, stories and songs using books as our guide. Come ready to move, laugh, and share the joy of Yoga! Ages 3+ (with an adult). Pre-registration required!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime 學前班故事時間
A library program for preschoolers 3-5 years old and their caregivers, focusing on developing early literacy skills through reading of picture books, action songs, and related activities. 從3歲至5歲兒童可以和父母或監護人一起參與互動故事時間有動作音樂,手指戲劇,並認識附近同年齡的小朋友。
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Saturday Holiday Movie: Arthur Christmas
Come and Join us for a showing of Arthur Christmas: Santa's clumsy son Arthur gets put on a mission with St. Nick's father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than 2 hours.
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Pre-school Story Time
Reintroducing the popular STORYTIME series for Allerton! All toddlers and young children (5 years and younger) are welcome for an hour of storytime, singing, music, and fun. Parents and legal guardians highly encouraged to participate and get involved. Toddler Time helps strengthen early literacy skills, socialization, and bonding between adults and their children. Toddler Time meets every Wednesday and some Saturdays at 11 AM.
Allerton Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 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…
Throg's Neck LibraryAdults,
Parents/Caregivers
Today
@ 11 a.m.
College Access
Breaking Ground College Readiness Workshop: FAFSA
Come to the Hamilton Grange Library to work as a family on your FAFSA document. Trained professionals will walk you through all of the steps necessary in order to fill out the FAFSA so that you can get federal funding to go to college! In this two hour workshop presented by GRADCAP, you'll learn where and how to access the FAFSA, what documents you'll need, how to complete the form and best practices for attaining the most award money. Participants will walk away with strategies and tips for co…
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Science Saturdays
Hands-on, interactive science for kids!
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Saturday Stories - Histoires du Samedi
Join fabulous DLPWAHI parent Sophie who will be reading stories and songs in French & English. Come by, and meet some new francophone & francophile friends!" recommended for ages 0-5
Inwood LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Play to Learn Time
Come in and join us for for some fun and educational play time. Toddlers can interact with each other in our play to learn activities,
Allerton Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 12 noon
Early Literacy
Reading Help
Do you need some help with reading? Are you in grades K-6? If the answer is yes, come on Saturdays at noon for some reading help by high school volunteers!
Huguenot Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 12 noon
Computer Tutoring Sessions (Noon)
Join us for an one-on-one tutoring sessions! Our computer tutors can help you with everything from learning how to use a mouse, formatting a resume, setting up an email address, posting photos on the internet, starting a blog, using Microsoft Office, and more. Call or stop by the branch to sign up for one of our help sessions and get a personal tutor at your service! This program will run every Thursday and Saturday. Space is limited.
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Today
@ 12 noon
Storytime with P.S. 44
Join our fabulous teachers from P.S. 44 as they host story time! For all ages, families are welcome.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Today
@ 12 noon
Early Literacy
Korean Storytime
Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and fun in Korean! We will have a Korean Storytime on the first Saturday of each month. For Korean speaking children of all ages 한국동화, 동요 그리고 여러가지 활동을 즐기세요! 매월 첫 번째 토요일에 있습니다. 한국어를 하는 모든 어린이는 참가 가능
Seward Park Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Today
@ 12 noon
Mindful Meditation
As part of Parkchester Library’s Healthy Saturdays series, we will be watching a video on Mindful Mediation. In the video, UCLA professor and executive coach John Ullmen, PhD, explains the fundamentals of mindfulness and provides step-by-step methods that anyone can use. Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 12 noon
Accessible & Assistive Technology
Getting to Know Vinux: Linux with or without vision
Get to Know Vinux Saturday December 3, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Register to attend online or in person by emailing ChanceyFleet@nypl.org or leaving a message at (212) 621-0627. Have you heard of Linux, but never had the chance to check it out for yourself? Come join us as we take a look at Vinux, a Linux distribution that includes the Orca screen reader and is designed with accessibility in mind. We’ll go over the advantages of working with Vinux, how to install it and use its basic commands.…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Today
@ 12:30 p.m.
One-on-One Computer Help
December: 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30, 31 Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 10:00am – 1:00pm Saturday: 12:30pm - 4:30pm This class is right for you if you need help in: Basic Mouse & Keyboard Microsoft Word Email Other Basic Needs…
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Association For The Study of African American Life and History Meeting
Hamilton Grange Branch Library Community Room (LL) First Saturday of the month
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Read Aloud with The Rotary Club of Riverdale
Read Aloud with The Rotary Club of Riverdale for parent and child 5-12 yrs.old
Kingsbridge LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Instant Shakespeare - The Winter's Tale
The Instant Shakespeare Company is dedicated to the proposition that Shakespeare is for Everyone! The company organizes annual readings of ALL of Shakespeare's plays using original Folio & Quarto texts. Founded and run by Paul Sugarman, we have started our 16th Season of Readings of ALL of Shakespeare's plays. Shakespeare for Everyone!The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Friends of Dickens
Discussing Great Expectations. For more infmormation please visit the Friends of Dickens New York website: http://www.thefriendsofdickens.org/meetings.html​
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Today
@ 1 p.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…
Clason's Point LibraryAdults,
Immigrants
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Quick Tips for an Effective Resume
This interactive workshop provides simple, yet effective tips to boost the appeal of your resume. This course does not focus on formatting, but on targeting your resume using dynamic language to help get the job you want. Please bring a copy of your resume.
Columbus LibraryAdults,
Job Seekers
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Historical Lecture
Join us as local historian Jeremy McCue presents his latest lecture which will cover some of the most important events of the first half of the 20th century. Discussing topics ranging from imperialism to the rise of unions to the Treaty of Versailles and the aftermath of World War II. Mr McCue will give an in-depth look into the mindset of the people living through those times. Saturday December 3rd at 1:00 p.m.
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Meditation for a More Peaceful And Healthy Life- Umesh Bhatia
Many people all over the world are turning to meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthy life-style. Scientific studies have proven that the practice of meditation reduces stress and anxiety, as well as decreases the risk of disease. Many Dr’s recommend meditation to their patients, and those who practice meditation attest to its healing power in their lives. Please join us with a professional meditator for this engaging and informative workshop and learn to incorporate a simple ye…
Great Kills LibraryAdults
Today
@ 1 p.m.
SAT Practice Test
Test smarter! Over four hours, get a look at what the SAT is actually like in this fully proctored exam. Get an advance report on areas to improve, and learn how to manage your time effectively. The practice test is capped at 40 students, and registration is full. To join the waiting list, call 212-714-8400 or stop by in person. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
53rd Street Library, Community Room
St Aloysius School
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon at the Movies
"Hail Caesar" (2016; 1 hr 46 mins). Written by Joel and Ethan Coen. Starring George Clooney. A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line.
Morningside HeightsAdults
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Chess Club for Teens and Tweens
Are you a tween or teen who loves chess? Or are you a tween or teen who loves chess and wants to learn how to play better? Or are you a tween or teen who does not play chess but wants to learn? Come to our Tween and Teen Chess Club! We meet every Saturday, from 1pm to 3pm, on the 1st Floor of the Chatham Square Library. An experienced chess player will be present every week to provide assistance. We hope to see you there! And if you have questions, please call us at 212-964-6598.
Chatham Square LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 1 p.m.
ProjectArt
Unleash your creativity! Students will develop their creative and problem solving skills through hands-on lessons led by experienced teaching artists. Classes introduce Art History topics and vocabulary which will be applied to the exploration of drawing, painting, and mixed media work. At the end of the semester, all students will have their work displayed in a student exhibition at a professional art gallery in NYC. Registration is limited Ages 8-12
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Family Game Time
Board games of all types and all skill levels.
Countee Cullen Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Film of the Month- Jerry Lewis Who's Minding the Store? (1963)
Who's Minding the Store? - Runtime (90 minutes)This frantic comedy finds Raymond (Jerry Lewis) working in a department store. Mr. Tuttle (John McGiver) is the watchful owner, whose outspoken wife Phoebe (Agnes Moorehead) makes no secret about her feelings that Raymond is an incompetent boob. Barbara (Jill St. John) is the pretty elevator operator, and unknown to Raymond, the boss' daughter.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Teen Film
12/03 @ 1 pm: Elf 12/10 @ 1 pm: Home Alone & Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 12/17 @ 1 pm: Nightmare Before Christmas (Classic Teen Film Series) 12/31 @ 1 pm: New Year's Eve
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon Movie: It's A Wonderful Life
This is director Frank Capra's classic bittersweet comedy/drama about George Bailey (James Stewart), the eternally-in-debt guiding force of a bank in the typical American small town of Bedford Falls. As the film opens, it's Christmas Eve, 1946, and George, who has long considered himself a failure, faces financial ruin and arrest and is seriously contemplating suicide. High above Bedford Falls, two celestial voices discuss Bailey's dilemma and decide to send down eternally bumbling angel Clarenc…
Eastchester LibraryChildren
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Open LEGO Play
Join us for open LEGO play in the community room! From 1-3PM. We provide the bricks, you provide the imagination! Ages 4+.
67th Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 1:15 p.m.
Library Resources
LearningExpress Library
Learn how to use LearningExpress Library to prepare for many academic, civil service, and professional licensing exams. Explore the e-resources to improve and build skills in core subjects for success in the classroom, workplace, and in life.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Job Seekers,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
Teachers
Today
@ 1:30 p.m.
Mame!
Gotham Radio Theatre returns after their SRO performance of Ellery Queen with another classic character, Auntie Mame. The year is 1925, orphaned young Patrick Dennis is brought to New York to be raised by his eccentric Aunt, Mame. This “irreverent escapade” written by Patrick Dennis set records on the New York Times bestseller list. Adapted for the stage by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, it starred Rosalind Russell. Gotham’s production will include a live orchestra using music from the perio…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Today
@ 1:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Photoshop for Beginners
Learn how to enhance photos using the # 1 photo editing software in the world: Adobe Photoshop. Get a basic introduction to Photoshop's tools, layers, and adjustments as you work through two example projects. This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Today
@ 1:30 p.m.
Movie Day: Finding Dory
In this sequel to Pixar's 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo, lovable, amnesiac blue tang Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) decides to go off in search of her long-lost parents. With the help of young clown fish Nemo (Hayden Rolence) and his dad Marlin (Albert Brooks), Dory heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home. Co-directed by Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane, Finding Dory also features the voice talent…
Mosholu Library, AuditoriumTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 1:30 p.m.
Game On!
Kids build their strategic thinking and interpersonal skills as they play age appropriate tabletop/video games (PS4 & Wii U). *For ages 6-11.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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