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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, August 31
@ 4:30 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
Wed, August 31
@ 5 p.m.
Resume Workshop
Join us as we host an open lab session designed to assist in creating a new or updating a resume. Other topics include cover letters, and a review of resources for job opportunities. A flash drive is required to save your work.
West New Brighton LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, August 31
@ 5 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop for Adults & Teens
Creative writing workshop being held at the Bloomingdale Library. Attendees will discover the value of their own stories. This is a great opportunity for adult and teen library members to get to meet and support their fellow writers. All materials will be provided. For ages 12 and up.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Adults
Wed, August 31
@ 6 p.m.
Teen Lounge @ George Bruce
Every Monday and Wednesday teens take over the George Bruce basement. Play Yu-Gi-Oh, craft, bring down a laptop, grab some snacks, grab your friends and just chill out! Use the time to relax, unwind, and get to know new and old friends! Have ideas for what you want to do at the library? Share them with us at Teen Time! Library staff is always welcome to ideas and suggestions, big and small, so let us know what you wish the library could offer, and it just might happen! Save the dates: Wednesd…
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, August 31
@ 11 p.m.
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,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Thu, September 1
@ 9 a.m.
Somos Latinas Por Ernesto Camacho
Bronx Library Center Latino & Puerto Rican Cultural Center Puerto Rican Heritage Gallery Ernesto Camacho Presents "Somos Latinas" September 1-30, 2016 9:00 pm - 9:00 pm on the 4thfloor "Somos Latinas" “This exhibition portrays Latinas in a state of elegance in different scenarios, and more importantly, in papyri of different colors that stems from an amazing history in an array of moods and Colors, often, being viewed as one hue”. “My definition of Latina is: Who's a Latina?” “L…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Thu, September 1
@ 1 p.m.
Community Information
Retro Board Gaming 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! All levels of play welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends. No registration neccessary.…
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, September 1
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Reinvent Your Career
Are you in career transition or frustrated and stuck in you present job? Would like to do something different but aren’t sure what to do about it? David Lees offers tips for being more optimistic and motivated to move forward. Learn: The secret to changing careers How to develop your Personal Core Brand (PCB) to showcase your value Ways to think about new career possibilities based on your strengths, passions, and transferable skills How to find new job opportunities Seati…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, September 1
@ 6 p.m.
Education @ the Schomburg
Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Black Women and the Criminal Justice System
How do we make sense of the increasing menace of racial terror in America? Is there a pattern to this racial violence? What is the history of this criminalization of black women? Why is there no mercy for black women in the criminal justice system? And how have black women challenged these injustices in the criminal justice system? Join the conversation with Sarah Haley, Keisha Blain, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor as they explain the role of race and gender not only in punishment but also in th…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, September 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s
Join singer-songwriter Richard Barone as he celebrates the music of the 1960s Greenwich Village folk music scene. Richard and his guests -- journalists and musicians who were part of that vital community and its living legacy -- will revisit that era with a series of multi-media discussions focusing on the singer-songwriters who helped shape the cultural and political landscape of New York, from Bob Dylan and Paul Simon to Janis Ian, Phil Ochs, and John Sebastian (of the Lovin’ Spoonful). On Se…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Fri, September 2
@ 9:30 a.m.
LEAD Professional Development Program for Young Women Immigrants Information Session
LEAD Professional Development Program for Young Women Immigrants Information Session LEAD is an 8-week free professional development program for young immigrant women (ages 18-35 years old) that combines skills training, teamwork, and leadership development. Key goals are to support and prepare you better for access to college and/or for job search, entry into the workforce, and employment. Through a series of 8 interactive workshops, participants learn about: Job search process…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers
Fri, September 2
@ 3 p.m.
Color, Paint, & Draw
Kids of all ages will stretch their creativity as we explore different materials every week to create a process-based art project. Process art focuses on the process of creativity, interacting with, and manipulating the materials, with less emphasis on the finished product. This workshop is all about having FUN and exploring art. Some weeks may be messy, disposable smocks are availiable, but please dress for a mess! *Young children should be accompanied by a caregiver. *Space and supplies…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, September 2
@ 3:30 p.m.
DYI (Do it Yourself) Series
Sept. 2nd - DYI Pencil Toppers Sept. 9th - DYI Bookmarks Sept. 16th - DYI Door Knockers Sept. 23rd - DYI Pencil Cases Join us as we make items (pencil topper, bookmark, door knocker and a pencil case.) For ages 5 and up.
Columbus LibraryChildren
Sat, September 3
@ 10 a.m.
IncludeNYC Info Session
IncludeNYC holds a workshop for parents offering information regarding to special education.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults
Sat, September 3
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Coloring
Coloring for adults, the latest craze has been found to be both calming and therapeutic, so one has to wonder, why haven’t you tried it yet? Well, now’s your chance. Join us for an informal series of coloring sessions where you can relax, unwind, and just color on intricate designs used to reduce stress and increase mindfulness. All materials will be provided to participants or you can bring your own materials.
Tottenville LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, September 3
@ 3 p.m.
Riverside Poets Workshop
Free monthly Poetry Open Mike and Program. The Riverside Poets reading their favorite poems. The Riverside Poets reading their favorite poems. -->
Riverside LibraryAdults
Tue, September 6
@ 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, September 6
@ 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
Tue, September 6
@ 11:15 a.m.
Stay Well Exercise for Seniors
Join us for a a free Stay Well exercise Session for seniors. Stay Well volunteers are 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. Exercise equipment will be provided. All participants must sign a wavier before you join , please wear loose and comfortable clothing.
St. Agnes Library, Community Program RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, September 6
@ 12 noon
TechConnect
App/Vice Class
In this workshop we will teach you to: Tablet Operating Systems App Stores Browsing for Apps App Finding Strategy/Searching for an App Updating an App Interesting Apps
125th Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, September 6
@ 12:15 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. The Toastmasters present a continuing series held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop are provided.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers
Tue, September 6
@ 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, September 6
@ 2 p.m.
Crafternoons: Sweet September
It's the Crafternoon Series: Sweet September Come join us for our series of Arts and Crafts activites held in the afternoon. We have some fun crafts to entertain you for the summer! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.* Crafternoon 1 (Tuesday,September 6th): Suminagashi Crafternoon 2 (Wednesday, August 3rd): Origami Crafternoon 3 (Monday, September 12th): Eid al Adha Edition Crafternoon 4 (Thursday, September 15th): Teen Jewelry Circle Crafternoo…
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, September 6
@ 5 p.m.
Voiceover and IOS for Beginners Short Course with Guest Instructor Ed Plumacher
Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:45 PM as follows: August 16, 23, 30; September 6, 13, 20. Please call (212) 621-0627 or email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org to sign up for the entire series, which will orient you to your IOS device, from unboxing to getting online, communicating, and organizing your schedule and notes. When registering please let us know if you’ll be bringing your own device or borrowing one of ours.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Tue, September 6
@ 5 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.
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, September 6
@ 5:30 p.m.
Introduction to the Map Warper
Citizen Cartography @NYPL Day 1: Introduction to the Map Warper This two-part, hands-on workshop will give you an overview of the NYPL Map Warper tool (available at maps.nypl.org), and how you can use it to discover historical maps. You will also be supporting the Library’s efforts to create new public research tools. What is the Map Warper? The Map Warper is a free tool that enables you to align digital images of historical maps with today’s map, or what we like to call “warping”. Cool, huh?…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, September 7
@ 10 a.m.
Resume Workshop
Designed to assist in creating a new or updated resume. Topics include cover letters and resources for job opportunities. A flash drive is required to save your work. Every Wednesday morning from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
City Island LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, September 7
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Open Lab Wednesdays
Are you having trouble with your e-mail? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Don't know how to download e-Books? Don't understand the settings on your digital device? Bring your technology questions and get assistance! Find out how to answer cyber life's big questions, like ..... "What the heck is a "cyber life"? Note: Sept. 7th Open Lab will feature an introduction to free online tutorial websites for many career and education topics including computer-internet skil…
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults
Wed, September 7
@ 11 a.m.
TechConnect
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!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wed, September 7
@ 1 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
AARP Back To Work 50+ Virtual Career Network
Explore job strategies for 50+ workers. The Virtual Career Network has information on careers in Healthcare, Green Economy, and Transit. Seated is first come, first seated.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Wed, September 7
@ 2 p.m.
Crafternoons: Sweet September
It's the Crafternoon Series: Sweet September Come join us for our series of Arts and Crafts activites held in the afternoon. We have some fun crafts to entertain you for the summer! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.* Crafternoon 1 (Tuesday,September 6th): Suminagashi Crafternoon 2 (Wednesday, August 3rd): Origami Crafternoon 3 (Monday, September 12th): Eid al Adha Edition Crafternoon 4 (Thursday, September 15th): Teen Jewelry Circle Crafternoo…
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, September 7
@ 4 p.m.
Duct Tape Craft Workshop
Want to play with duct tape? Stop by our crafting workshop to make a fun, practical pouch. The event will be on the second floor. Thanks to SurTech Brands for donating a box of Duck Tape to the library.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Wed, September 7
@ 5:30 p.m.
Warping Maps
Citizen Cartography @NYPL Day 2: Warping Maps This two-part, hands-on workshop will give you an overview of the NYPL Map Warper tool (available at maps.nypl.org), and how you can use it to discover historical maps. You will also be supporting the Library’s efforts to create new public research tools. What is the Map Warper? The Map Warper is a free tool that enables you to align digital images of historical maps with today’s map, or what we like to call “warping”. Cool, huh? Who should tak…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, September 7
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Self-Recruiter® Lecture Series: Resume Renovation
John Crant shows how making the cuts necessary to be seen as a stand-out during your job search actually increases the value of the items on your resume. The discussion includes: Resume: ‘New’ Definition Resume Goals Understanding ‘Stacks of Incoming Resumes’ ‘3 Second’ Test One Page Resume, Unless It’s Two :-( Value, Value Everywhere, but Nowhere to be Seen The Headless Horseman: Don’t Send a Word Doc Seating is on a first come , first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, September 8
@ 11 a.m.
Resume Workshop
Need one-on-one help creating a resumé? This hands-on class will guide you through formatting your resume. Please bring a written draft of your resume. Printing of your resume is Free!
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults
Thu, September 8
@ 1 p.m.
Community Information
Retro Board Gaming 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! All levels of play welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends. No registration neccessary.…
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, September 8
@ 2 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Google Series: Google Drive/Docs
Learn how to create, edit and share online documents using Google's ever-evolving word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and calendar programs.
Tremont Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, September 8
@ 4 p.m.
TechConnect
*Tech Connect: Little Bits Playshop
Calling all inventors, makers, and future engineers! Come build something amazing during an all-new program series introducing the Little Bits electronic building blocks. Little Bits empowers kids to build, prototype, and invent with easy-to-use magnetic blocks that snap together to make simple circuits. Dive into electronic building fun and grow STEM skills, too! This program is recommended for kids ages 8-12. Advance registration is required. Please call 212-926-2147 or stop by the 2nd floo…
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, September 8
@ 6 p.m.
CEO Series
CEO Series: Marianne Williamson
.mark { background-color:yellow; } This event is part of the CEO Series at the Science, Industry & Business Library, a cycle of speakers who are renowned CEO’s of their own enterprises as well as authors in business, leadership and self-development topics. A conversation with Marianne Williamson: "From millenary to millennial wisdom: transform business challenges into triumphant success." Register here. Download flyer: Flyer-09.08.2016-Williamson-From millenary to millenial wis…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Healy HallAdults,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, September 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
Exploring Philip K. Dick's Divine Madness: An interview with Kyle Arnold, Ph.D.
In February of 1974, the cult science fiction writer Philip K. Dick had a series of visions. First, there was a mysterious flash of pink light that Dick believed awakened his mind. Then there were images of bizarre engineering blueprints, and streams of "liquid fire" that seemed to move through his environment and enter his body. Dick saw scenes from ancient Rome superimposed over his environment. He theorized that time had stopped in the year 50 A.D. and that he was a Christian revolutio…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
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