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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, June 24
@ 11 a.m.
Crocheting Workshop
Everyone is welcome! From Beginners to Advance A friendly get together to share. Come and learn or share what you know. This is a special crocheting program that has something for everyone. H or I needle is suggested
Aguilar LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, June 24
@ 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
Sat, June 24
@ 2 p.m.
Be Happy Now! How to Cultivate High Levels of Happiness
We all want to be happy. But many of us find happiness to be elusive, at best. Speaker, trainer, and certified professional coach, Barbara Phillips, will share practical steps for cultivating happiness and building your capacity to live your life by design rather than default. You will learn: • The power of thought on your happiness and well-being • How to live more consciously – and happily • How to get “bigger” than your circumstances • The latest research on happiness (positive psycho…
Yorkville Library, Children's RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, June 24
@ 2 p.m.
From Inspiration to Perspiration
Have a passion or interest in writing? Join us for a presentation and writing workshop led by local novelist and short story writer, Jim Story. Learn writing tips and techniques.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Sat, June 24
@ 2 p.m.
Art History Lectures - The Great Masters of Art Series: Velázquez, Rembrandt, Goya, Manet
THE GREAT MASTERS OF ART: Velázquez, Rembrandt, Goya, Manet Free and open to the public Maestro Francesco Santoro, art history scholar and visual artist, will be giving a lecture series on the life and work of the Great Masters of Art and their time. Lectures in Italian with simultaneous English translation Saturdays at 2:00 PM: June 10 - Velázquez June 17 - Rembrandt June 24 - Goya July 1 - Manet New York Public Library Mulberry Street Branch Community Room on L2 10 Jersey Str…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Sat, June 24
@ 2:30 p.m.
Lost Treasures, New Discoveries: Chamber Music of Dello Joio, Varèse, and Chumbley
As The Library for the Performing Arts’ 2016-17 chamber music series nears its end, a luminary troupe of musicians excavates lost gems from the Music Division archives and shares a new work by eclectic, contemporary American composer Robert Chumbley. Flautist Lucian Rinando, cellist Sam Magill, and pianist Babette Hierholzer perform Dello Joio’s Trio for flute, cello, and piano; Edgar Varèse’s famous Density 21.5; plus the New York premiere of Chumbley's Particle I. The Library for the Perform…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sun, June 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Workshop
Parents and caregivers, come learn about fun, easy ways to encourage literacy at home! Through these workshops you will learn how to develop your child pre-literacy skills to help prepare them to become successful readers at an early age!
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomParents/Caregivers
Mon, June 26
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Early Literacy Workshop
Parents and caregivers are a child’s most important teacher. Help your child develop essential language skills by doing these early literacy activities every day. Come in join our workshop and learn great tips on how to play, talk, read, and sing together. Topic: Developmental Milestones Ages 0-6
Allerton Library, Children's RoomParents/Caregivers
Mon, June 26
@ 11:30 a.m.
Stay Well Exercise
*LAST CLASS BEFORE SUMMER BREAK: JUNE 26 *CHECK BACK IN LATE AUGUST FOR CLASS START DATE Join us for a FREE, fun Stay Well exercise session. Stay Well volunteers certified by the NYC's Department for the aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for seniors of all ability levels. Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Exercise equipment will be provided. All participants are required to sign a Physical Activity Consent/Release at the beginning of the class.
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, June 26
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Circle Singing in the African Diaspora
A Summer Reading Program! Cross-cultural understanding is key to building a better world; in this spirit, join French-Haitian musician Anaïs Maviel as she performs traditional songs from the African Diaspora with voice, drums and n'goni, a West African string instrument. Then she leads a Circle Singing Workshop where audience members are invited to participate. Blending all voices has been a privileged way to gather and relate in many traditional societies, bringing together individual and col…
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, June 26
@ 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
Mon, June 26
@ 2 p.m.
Art For A Lifetime
Art For A Lifetime
Art For A Lifetime Learn how to use watercolors and developed new skills in drawing. During this 8 week program you will develop your artistic skills and apply them to a series of watercolor paintings. This program will culminate with an art exhibition at the library. Time: 2PM-4PM…
Hunts Point LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, June 26
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Podcasting @ NYPL
Have you ever wanted to learn how to create your own podcast or radio show? In each of the 4 podcasting programs, you will learn a different skill to make a fun and professional-sounding podcasting using a free tool called Audacity. Record an awesome hook, become an interviewing pro, learn high-tech editing skills, and put it altogether. Workshop series is FREE.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, June 26
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Workshop: Toddler Time!
Join us for an enhanced story time! A special activity will be available after stories and songs! Parents and caregivers, come learn about fun, easy ways 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! Now offered monthly!
Battery Park City LibraryParents/Caregivers
Mon, June 26
@ 4 p.m.
Children's Art Series - Inspired by Books
Join us each week to read a book together and then make art inspired by the book. Ages 5-12. Registration Required.
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, June 26
@ 4 p.m.
TechConnect
Coder Games
Come and learn how to develop video games while you battle against other libraries in this six week introduction to programming series using Stencyl. Great prizes and snacks are available for all who participate!
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, June 26
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Board Games (New and Improved!)
Do you like to play games? Do you have a healthy competitive spirit? Our new Board Games Series for teens at the Harry Belafonte Library has been a hit so come see what all the fuss is about! We play two Tuesdays a month at 4 pm, and we're always trying out new and unusual games!
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, June 26
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Podcasting @ NYPL
Have you ever wanted to learn how to create your own podcast or radio show? In each of the 4 podcasting programs, you will learn a different skill to make a fun and professional-sounding podcasting using a free tool called Audacity. Record an awesome hook, become an interviewing pro, learn high-tech editing skills, and put it altogether. Workshop series is FREE.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, June 26
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons: June Mixer!
It's the Crafternoon Series: Awesome April!!! Come join us for our series of Arts and Crafts activities held in the afternoon. We have some fun crafts to entertain you ! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.*
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, June 26
@ 5:30 p.m.
Weill Cornell Medicine Wellness Series: Stroke
Want to learn more about innovations in the prevention and treatment of stroke? Come join us for a talk on Stroke during the Weill Cornell Medicine Wellness Series at the Webster Library! Matthew E. Fink, M.D., is the Louis and Gertrude Feil Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine and Neurologist-in-Chief and Chief of the Division of Stroke and Critical Care, Neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr.Fink is a Fellow of the…
Webster LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Mon, June 26
@ 5:30 p.m.
Tai Chi with Dino Blanche of Laughing River
Tai chi is a system of exercises practiced at a steady meditative pace. Gentle movements coordinated with deep breathing invigorate and heal the body, clear the mind and create inner peace and harmony. Tai chi fosters the ability to face the world with openness and fearlessness and find the sacred dimension of everyday life.This workshop will be facilitated by Dino Blanche, who has been a teacher of tai chi, jujitsu and self defense for over 40 years. Register by emailing GrandCentral@nypl.o…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, June 27
@ 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, June 27
@ 11 a.m.
Computer Basics Workshop
Want to learn how the basics of using a computer? Make an appointment for a 1-on-1 session with Erin anytime, or walk in Tuesdays at 11! We'll cover: Intro to keyboard and mouse Intro to email Intro to searching the internet Intro to Microsoft Office
Francis Martin LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Job Seekers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, June 27
@ 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 12:30 p.m. Pre-registration required in person or by phone at 212.744.5824.
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, June 27
@ 12 noon
Job Search Strategies
Looking for a job can be an overwhelming process. Christina Austin, a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW) and leading authority on career branding, discusses best practices including key tools and strategies for an effective job search.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Tue, June 27
@ 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, June 27
@ 1 p.m.
Chamber Music Concert “Future Stars and Friends”
Chamber Music Concert “Future Stars and Friends” As a component of the New York Public Library (NYPL) 53rd street branch’s partnership with P:LE of Jsac New York, the first of a series of “Future Stars and Friends” chamber music concert series featuring rising cellist Alexander Hersh (https://www.alexanderhersh.com) and colleagues in a program chosen by Mr. Hersh. P:LE (The Project: Library Effect), “Future Stars and Friends” series periodically hands rising young performers artistic control…
53rd Street Library, TheaterAdults
Tue, June 27
@ 1:15 p.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Career Resources
Explore job/career resources available at the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) and other public sites; find industry and career advice, resume guides and more. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Tue, June 27
@ 3 p.m.
T(w)een Lounge
Drop in and hang out in the T(w)een Lounge, Tuesdays & 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)
Tue, June 27
@ 3 p.m.
Japanese: Begin with Hiragana
If you are an anime and manga lover, you probably have some desire to aquire some Japanese. This is a beginner class for those interested in learning how to read, write, and speak Japanese. We will begin with the most versatile of the three Japanese alphabets: hiragana. Please note this is a series of continuing sessions. Email karenloder@nypl.org to register.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, June 27
@ 3 p.m.
Land your Dream Job! Series
Looking for a job? Come to the Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library for a welcoming, non-intimidating environment in which to learn the ins and outs of the job-seeking process. Discover what tools to use to find vacancies, and uncover your "hidden network." Update your resume, or even start from scratch. Learn how to craft a cover letter that will land you the interview! Along the way you will learn inside tips from a certified Talent Acquisition Strategist on where to find job postings and wh…
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, June 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
College Access
College/ Career Club
Do you want to go to college? Are you having a hard time figuring out where to start preparing to apply? The Hamilton Grange Library’s College Club can help you figure it out! We'll help you look for: College Programs Financial Aid Scholarships Student Employment Whether you’re in middle or high school, we’ve got steps that you can take to start preparing for college. If you’ve got questions, we’ll get you the answers! You can schedule a One-On-One Session with one of our YA Staff for…
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, June 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Mania
Do you love legos? Then this workshop is for you. Let your imagination run wild as you build with legos. (Ages 5 to 12)
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, June 27
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Don't Judge a Book by It's Cover
A Summer Reading Program An exciting poetry workshop/series of workshops where student work is generated/inspired by the books around them using “Found Material” techniques. Students will explore the library's collection of books, generate list of their favorites and write poems that draws inspiration from them. We will explore the link between imagery and the art of inference as a tool to help the writer tell a complete story. We will also utilize age appropriate summer reading lists and engag…
Washington Heights LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, June 27
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Podcasting @ NYPL
Have you ever wanted to learn how to create your own podcast or radio show? In each of the 4 podcasting programs, you will learn a different skill to make a fun and professional-sounding podcasting using a free tool called Audacity. Record an awesome hook, become an interviewing pro, learn high-tech editing skills, and put it altogether. Workshop series is FREE.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, June 27
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Manga Workshop
A Summer Reading Program 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 sh…
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, June 27
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Five Senses
In this 4-session series, Pre-K and Kindergarten age children will learn about the 5 senses and how to use them. They will engage in hands-on and interactive activities that will enhance their knowledge of their senses. Registration required in person or telephone.
Richmondtown LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, June 27
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Design Your Own Video Game Controller!
Over the course of this 4-week program, you will examine how computer software and hardware interact, learn circuit basics, and explore principles of strong design as you use Makey Makeys to create your own fun game controllers, and create your own computer game to play with using Scratch! Workshop series is FREE. Space is capped at 15 teens.
Jerome Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, June 27
@ 4:30 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Design Your Own Video Game Controller!
Over the course of this 4-week program, you will examine how computer software and hardware interact, learn circuit basics, and explore principles of strong design as you use Makey Makeys to create your own fun game controllers, and create your own computer game to play with using Scratch! Workshop series is FREE. Space is capped at 15 teens, so please register in advance at the library. To register call 212-714-8400, stop by in person or click this link.
53rd Street Library, Classroom ATeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, June 27
@ 5 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Design Your Own Video Game Controller!
Over the course of this 4-week program, you will examine how computer software and hardware interact, learn circuit basics, and explore principles of strong design as you use Makey Makeys to create your own fun game controllers, and create your own computer game to play with using Scratch! Workshop series is FREE. Ages 12-18 welcome.
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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