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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 2 p.m.
TechConnect
Google Series: Unidad Google Drive/Docs
Aprenda a crear, editar y compartir documentos en línea utilizando programas de Google para crear documentos, hojas de cálculos, presentaciones y calendario.
Washington Heights LibraryAdults
Today
@ 2 p.m.
By Appointment Only: Resume & Job Search Workshop
Need help writing or formatting a resume? Looking for guidance or advice on the job hunt? Have questions about preparing for an interview? The Ottendorfer Library offers one-on-one counseling for adult and teen patrons seeking assistance with resume writing, finding a job, or the job application process. Appointments are available by advance request Monday-Thursday, 11am-7pm or Friday, 10am-5pm. To sign up, call 212-674-0947, email sashajones@nypl.org, or sign up in person at the branch.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
Superhero Workshop
With the current popularity of Comic Book superheroes in Hollywood now this has created opportunities for our younger generation to be introduced to a forgotten format of reading, such as comic books, graphic novels, and manga to name a few. The “ Superhero Workshop” is a cohesive blend of reading, writing and visual creativity, which reinforces what they are taught in school. Teens will use the Character Creator Sheet as a template to create their Superhero, which includes features ,such as hei…
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Writing, Competition and Chance: The Surrealist Games
In this workshop, participants will use teamwork and chance to create original poems and works of art. It will be fast-paced, collaborative and sometimes competitive. Participants will learn writing games they can keep playing with family and friends long after the end of the workshop. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by Community Word Project
Sedgwick LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Painted Paper Mache Teacup Workshop:
Painted Paper Mache Teacup Workshop: **Schedule may be subject to change** **You must attend all workshops in order to participate in this program** Dates: Part 1: Monday, November 6th Part 2: Wednesday, November 8th Part 3: Monday, November 13th Part 4: Wednesday, November 15th Part 5: Monday, November 20th Come and learn how to make a paper mache decorative teacups by using recycled paper. Also, learn how to decorate your own tea cup by using acrylic paints, rubber stamps,…
Hunts Point LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Be a Game Builder
You buy them. You play them. Have you ever thought of creating one? Explore the world and concepts of game design with LEGO® bricks! You’ll even learn to "power up" your designs with LEGO® Power Functions. You have the experience. You have the creativity. All you need are the skills. Are you game? Each workshop is 90 minutes long. Week 1: Minecraft and Game Mechanics- Unravel the game design concept of game mechanics and the inner workings that connect them together. Reflect on your own ex…
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
The Persona Poem
What is it? This workshop focuses on character voice and how it works on stage and in your writing. Writing with the voice of another “I”. Daily, we pass by people, places and objects that we name and may know. Our life experiences color our perceptions and rarely do we stop to question our judgments or give them a voice. Take the risk to write these people, places and things alive. Confront your judgments, discover hidden wisdom, and write in another voice. A persona: from the Latin word for ma…
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Storytelling through Art Workshop
In this workshop, teens and tweens will prepare a selected story under the guidance of storyteller-puppeteer Nicola McEldowney. We will then make all the necessary items (characters, props, etc.) - to put that story "onstage." Workshop will culminate in an informal story performance; all materials will be provided. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by Nicola McEldowney
Westchester Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Five Senses
Get ready for some ooey gooey family fun in this new five-session workshop, offered at several library locations! A family program designed for preschool children and their caregivers, these sessions will be a hands-on exploration of the five senses hearing, touch, smell, taste and sight. Workshop series is FREE.
Eastchester LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Five Senses
Get ready for some ooey gooey family fun in this new five-session workshop, offered at several library locations! A family program designed for preschool children and their caregivers, these sessions will be a hands-on exploration of the five senses hearing, touch, smell, taste and sight. Workshop series is FREE.
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Creative Carnival With LEGO® bricks!
Step right up to this interactive event, where you'll learn how to build popular rides and games out of LEGO® bricks! You'll also learn to "power up" your creations with LEGO® Power Functions. Each workshop is 90 minutes long. Week 1: From Maze to Funhouse- Participants will share their experiences with mazes and fun-houses, design original mazes for a building challenge, solve mazes created by other students, and compare and contrast features of a maze and funhouse. Week 2: Race Cars -…
South Beach LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Be a Game Builder
You buy them. You play them. Have you ever thought of creating one? Explore the world and concepts of game design with LEGO® bricks! You’ll even learn to "power up" your designs with LEGO® Power Functions. You have the experience. You have the creativity. All you need are the skills. Are you game? Each workshop is 90 minutes long. Week 1: Minecraft and Game Mechanics- Unravel the game design concept of game mechanics and the inner workings that connect them together. Reflect on your own ex…
Port Richmond LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
LearnXDesign
Select branches of The New York Public Library present programs featuring science and engineering activities and projects inspired by the New York Hall of Science’s LearnXDesign website! Workshop series is FREE. Space is limited.
Jerome Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Animal Odyssey Series
Join the staff of the New Canaan Nature Center for an awesome animal adventure. We will start out with invertebrates and insects and work our way through the wonders of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Programs will take participants on a hands-on journey throughout the animal kingdom. Each week will feature up close visits from one (1) or two (2) live animal ambassadors, plus investigations and experiments using real animal artifacts to discover more about a variety of amazing cr…
Hamilton Grange LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Spoken Word
A workshop that highlights the history of spoken word and guides students through creating their own original pieces. For children ages 8 and older. Presented by Urban Stages
Melrose LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Five Senses
Get ready for some ooey gooey family fun in this new five-session workshop, offered at several library locations! A family program designed for preschool children and their caregivers, these sessions will be a hands-on exploration of the five senses hearing, touch, smell, taste and sight. Workshop series is FREE.
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen and Tween Tech: Clubs
For ages 10+. This weekly series will introduce teens and tweens to many coding, computer building, and tinkering tools, including PixelKit, Dash, Sphero, iPad software and more. Everyone will have an opportunity to choose the tools they use to create the projects that they want to build.
Inwood LibraryYoung Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Free Poetry Workshop with Bill Zavatsky
No experience necessary. Just bring your pen or pencil, and your love for poetry!
Morningside Heights, Community RoomAdults
Today
@ 4:30 p.m.
NaNoWriMo for Teens
Do you dream of becoming a novelist? Always wanted to write a best-seller? You're full of great ideas, but you've just never gotten around to actually writing them down? Now is the time to quit making excuses and finally write that novel! November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, and Mid-Manhattan Library is here to help you meet your 50,000-word goal! This hour session is an opportunity for you to quietly work on your novel, brainstorm plot points, and workshop writing techniques…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4:30 p.m.
Horror Club Writing Workshop
Are you a fan of Edgar Allan Poe, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King? Join us for this Creative Writing workshop on on horror writing! Whether you've been writing on your own for eternity, or just trying it out for the first time, all levels welcome! For middle school and high school students.
53rd Street Library, Teen ZoneTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 5 p.m.
Early Literacy
FAMILY LITERACY WORKSHOP - SENSORY STORY TIME IDEAS FOR FAMILY
Parents and caregivers, come learn about fun, easy wyas to encourage literacy at home! Through these workshops you will learn how to develop your child's pre-literacy skills to help prepare them to become successful readers at an early age!
New Dorp LibraryParents/Caregivers
Today
@ 5:30 p.m.
Discover the Life Changing Power of Meditation With Jim Rose
Meditation has become increasingly more popular. It provides many life transforming benefits including numerous physical, psychological and spiritual benefits when practiced regularly. By meditating we become relaxed and calm as we come in contact with a state of inner peace and well being. This has a direct effect on those around us as well as on a cellular level. By learning and practicing this simple yet profound technique it will become clear how meditation can enhance your life personally…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Today
@ 5:30 p.m.
Weill Cornell Medicine Wellness Series: Healthy Holiday Eating
Want to learn more about eating healthy during the upcoming holidays? Come join us for a talk on healthy holiday eating during the Weill Cornell Medicine Wellness Series at the Webster Library. Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CSO, CDN, CLT, is a registered dietitian and culinary nutrionist. Jackie holds a Master's degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University and is an Intergrative Dietitian at Integrative Health and Wellbeing at Weill Cornell Medicine (www.nyp.org/intergrativehealth). Prior to…
Webster Library, AuditoriumAdults
Today
@ 5:30 p.m.
Discover the Life Changing Powers of Meditation
Meditation has become increasingly more popular. It provides many life transforming benefits including numerous physical, psychological and spiritual benefits when practiced regularly. By meditating we become relaxed and calm as we come in contact with a state of inner peace and well being. This has a direct effect on those around us as well as on a cellular level. By learning and practicing this simple yet profound technique it will become clear how meditation can enhance your life personally w…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, November 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
All About Computers
3D Printing Mini Workshop
This workshop will cover the basics of 3-D printing, giving you the information you need to get started in this exciting new technology—no personal printer required. We will cover information on the tools, software, and services that make up the 3-D printing ecosystem and use an easy-to-learn application to customize a 3-D printed product.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults
Tue, November 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
Health Information
Stay Well Exercise
Join us for a fun exercise class for all ability levels! Volunteers trained by the Health Promotion Services unit of NYC’s Department for the Aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for all ability levels. No special clothing or equipment is necessary. Note: Those participating in the exercises must sign an activity release form.
Pelham Bay LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, November 21
@ 11 a.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
(CEIS) Webster Library Employer Pop-Up Recruitment Series
(CEIS) Career, Education and Information Services is pleased to announce our Pop-Up Recruitment Events, a fast, simple approach for employers to identify, screen and review credentials, as well as select potential employees for their organizations. Please join us, and meet with Recruiters who are screening candidates for: Retail - Manufacturing - Warehouse Associates - Construction Flaggers - Restaurant Workers - Airport Cabin Cleaners - Health Care Professionals - Baggage Handlers Wheelc…
Webster LibraryAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, November 21
@ 11 a.m.
Adult One-on-One Computer Help Workshop
Work one-on-one with a volunteer tutor. Improve Internet skills, create, and use e-mail, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point). Tuesday 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pre-registration required in person or by phone at 212.744.5824. Seating is Very Limited
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, November 21
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Thanksgiving Family Literacy Workshop
Join us for a special Thanksgiving story-time and Thanksgiving craft promoting family literacy.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, November 21
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Five Senses
Get ready for some ooey gooey family fun in this new five-session workshop, offered at several library locations! A family program designed for preschool children and their caregivers, these sessions will be a hands-on exploration of the five senses hearing, touch, smell, taste and sight. Workshop series is FREE.
Port Richmond LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, November 21
@ 11:30 a.m.
Wikipedia Editing Basics!
Have you ever been interested in exploring the world of Wikipedia editing, but you didn't know where to begin? Come join our one-hour workshop that will get you started on all the fundamentals you need to know to get you ready to contribute to the Wikipedia community :)
Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library, Alvin Ailey Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Early Childhood Educators,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Tue, November 21
@ 12:30 p.m.
Public Speaking Workshop
Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. A continuing series held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, this program is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop are provided.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers
Tue, November 21
@ 1 p.m.
Stay Well for Seniors
Join us for a fun exercise class for all ability levels! Senior volunteers trained by staff from the Health Promotion Services unit of NYC's Department for the Aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for all ability levels. No special clothing or equipment is necessary. Those participating in the exercises must sign an activity release form.
New Dorp LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, November 21
@ 1:30 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Job Search Tips for Mature Job Seekers
The job search process nowadays is more complex than ever and many job seekers feel challenged by it. The mature job seekers (55+) feel sometimes at a greater disadvantage especially if they are returning to the workforce after a break. If you think that this describes you, you will find useful job search tips and advice at this workshop. Presented by MaturityWorks and the New York Public , this session will also introduce job seekers with career advice as well as information about job resourc…
St. George Library Center, AuditoriumAdults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Tue, November 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
Writing Workshop with Ellen Aug Lytle
Anyone interested in any type of writing is invited to participate. Each student is required to bring only a pen and pad. We do "free writing" exercises in class. These warm-ups help to loosen all the debris we accumulate, sometimes for decades. Imagination is also coaxed and brought out. This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
New Dorp LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, November 21
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Creative Carnival
Step right up to this interactive event, where you'll learn how to build popular rides and games out of LEGO® bricks! You'll also learn to "power up" your creations with LEGO® Power Functions. Each workshop is 90 minutes long. Week 1: From Maze to Funhouse- Participants will share their experiences with mazes and fun-houses, design original mazes for a building challenge, solve mazes created by other students, and compare and contrast features of a maze and funhouse. Week 2: Race Cars -…
Morris Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, November 21
@ 3:30 p.m.
Resume Building Workshop for Teens
Applying for a new job? Want to learn how to create a resume? Need someone to revise your current resume? Come to the Resume Building Workshop and let us give you a step by step guide on how to create a resume.
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, November 21
@ 3:30 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Be a Game Builder
You buy them. You play them. Have you ever thought of creating one? Explore the world and concepts of game design with LEGO® bricks! You’ll even learn to "power up" your designs with LEGO® Power Functions. You have the experience. You have the creativity. All you need are the skills. Are you game? Each workshop is 90 minutes long. Week 1: Minecraft and Game Mechanics- Unravel the game design concept of game mechanics and the inner workings that connect them together. Reflect on your own ex…
Clason's Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, November 21
@ 3:30 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Be a Game Builder
You buy them. You play them. Have you ever thought of creating one? Explore the world and concepts of game design with LEGO® bricks! You’ll even learn to "power up" your designs with LEGO® Power Functions. You have the experience. You have the creativity. All you need are the skills. Are you game? Each workshop is 90 minutes long. Week 1: Minecraft and Game Mechanics- Unravel the game design concept of game mechanics and the inner workings that connect them together. Reflect on your own ex…
Clason's Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, November 21
@ 3:30 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Creative Carnival
Step right up to this interactive event, where you'll learn how to build popular rides and games out of LEGO® bricks! You'll also learn to "power up" your creations with LEGO® Power Functions. Each workshop is 90 minutes long. Week 1: From Maze to Funhouse- Participants will share their experiences with mazes and fun-houses, design original mazes for a building challenge, solve mazes created by other students, and compare and contrast features of a maze and funhouse. Week 2: Race Cars -…
Woodstock LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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