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Wed, May 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
'Zine Scene Revival
ZINE SCENE REVIVAL is a zine-making workshop for teens whose voices are underrepresented! Come create your own mini magazine on any topic you'd like and the library will add it to the collection! The whole city will have access to your work and thousands of people will be able to view it digitally!
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, May 31
@ 3:30 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.
Allerton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, May 31
@ 3:30 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.
Columbus LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, May 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Growing Healthy Eaters
The New York Public Library’s Early Literacy Department is excited to bring "Growing Healthy Eaters" to a branch near you! This 6-session series’ curriculum was created by the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and aims to educate young children and their caregivers about the importance of eating well through a series of interactive, entertaining and delicious sessions.The lessons cover a variety of topics from "Food Mood" to "Flavorful Fruit" and provide nutritional expertise in bite-siz…
Harlem LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, May 31
@ 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
Wed, May 31
@ 4 p.m.
Zine Scene REVIVAL!
¡¡¡¡¡ZSR!!!!! ¡¡¡¡¡ZSR!!!!! Wednesdays at 4:00pm May 31st-June 21st at the Hamilton Grange Library! Come create your own mini magaZINE! Write, draw, and explore any topic you'd like! There are no restrictions! And after mass production, the library will add it to its collection--barcode and all! Thousands of people citywide (and maybe even worldwide!) will have access to your zine both…
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, May 31
@ 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! This program runs on May 24th and 31st and June 14th and 21st. Workshop series is FREE. You may register in advance at the library.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, May 31
@ 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, so please register in advance at the library.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, May 31
@ 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. For ages 12-18
Port Richmond LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, May 31
@ 4:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Video Game Design
Come and learn how to develop video games in this four week introduction to programming series using Stencyl. For teens ages 13-18.
53rd Street Library, Teen ZoneTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, May 31
@ 6 p.m.
Insurance Workshop
This is the fifth of six workshops that will focus on The Richest Man in Babylon book. The book by George Samuel Clason, dispenses financial advice through a collection of parables set in ancient Babylon. Through their experiences in business and managing household finances, the characters in the parables learn simple lessons in financial wisdom. The financial series will include many of the teachings from the book such as home buying, credit repair, savings, investments, budgeting, and insuran…
St. George Library Center, AuditoriumAdults
Wed, May 31
@ 6 p.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Self-Recruiter® Quickstart Job Search Series: LinkedIn & The Art of Networking
John Crant examines networking and how to do it effectively; how to get started with LinkedIn.com’s networking personal profiles; how to expand your network; and how to utilize your new network in your search for your next career challenge. Topics covered include: Whom should I ‘link’ with on Linkedin? Joining Groups will benefit you in ways that you may not realize Why your blog should be linked to your Linkedin profile Why giving & receiving Recommendations for Your Profile on Linke…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Job Seekers
Wed, May 31
@ 6:30 p.m.
Resume Workshop
For all those on the job search, stop in and have your resume spruced up! Work together with a resourceful librarian to create a resume that will make you stand out! Just bring in a digital copy of your current resume and let’s get to work!
West New Brighton LibraryAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Thu, June 1
@ 11 a.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
(CEIS) Mid Manhattan Library Pop-Up Recruitment Interview Opportunities | Industrial and Transportation Industry
(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 - Airport Cabin Cleaners - Baggage Handlers Wheelchair Escorts - CDL A Drivers - CDL B Drivers - Amb…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomJob Seekers
Thu, June 1
@ 1 p.m.
Healthy Aging: A Three Week Series
Are you interested in healthy aging? Join Lynn Ringhaver RN, BSN, Lac. for a 3 week series of programs dedicated to your physical and mental balance. HEALTHY AGING GROUP Three 90-minute classes. Thursdays in June 6/1, 6/8, & 6/15 1:00pm-2:30pm Limited to 15 people, must commit to all 3 sessions.  Focusing on the connections between the mind, body and healthy aging.  Participants will be introduced to a variety of stress reduction techniques.  You will be taught self massage and mo…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, June 1
@ 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, June 1
@ 1 p.m.
Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
Registration is now closed for this class. Engage in the joy and challenge of reading, memorizing, and acting Shakespeare! In this eight-week course (plus culminating event), we will delve into the demands and pleasures of Shakespeare, mindful that the plays weren’t written as ‘literature’ but as texts for actors to perform. Every class session will include a brief physical and vocal warm up. No acting experience necessary! The course will culminate in a final performance of select monolog…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, June 1
@ 2 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Thinking About A Career Change
This program is for adults who have had several employers or a work history of at least 10 years. Career change has become a natural life progression, but the journey is often lengthy and daunting. For those of us with years of work experience, we can leverage our successes by articulating how our accomplishments, accumulated knowledge, and skills bring value to a new industry or career. This workshop will take you on a scenic journey of your own work history. You'll assess your interests, v…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, June 1
@ 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)
Thu, June 1
@ 3 p.m.
College Readiness Workshop
Need help writing your college essay? Would you like someone to look over your draft? Visit the Teen Room for help.
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, June 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Growing Healthy Eaters
The New York Public Library’s Early Literacy Department is excited to bring "Growing Healthy Eaters" to a branch near you! This 6-session series’ curriculum was created by the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and aims to educate young children and their caregivers about the importance of eating well through a series of interactive, entertaining and delicious sessions.The lessons cover a variety of topics from "Food Mood" to "Flavorful Fruit" and provide nutritional expertise in bite-siz…
West Farms LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Nature Detective Series
A Summer Reading Program! Each week participants will delve deep into discovering various mysteries of nature. A Naturalist from the New Canaan Nature Center will use interactive, hands-on experiments plus a combination of live animals, plant and animal artifacts, specimens and samples to help students uncover clues from the wild and become true Nature Detectives. Best for children ages 6 and older.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 1
@ 3:30 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.
Allerton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, June 1
@ 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)
Thu, June 1
@ 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. Space is limited, so please register in advance at the library.
West New Brighton LibraryYoung Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, June 1
@ 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.
Francis Martin Library
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Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, June 1
@ 4 p.m.
Finding Lasting Happiness Through Meditation
Too often incessant stress, distraction, and constant challenges leave us worn out and worn down. Many of us assume there is no way out of this and resign ourselves to an uninspired and unfulfilling life. Meditation can be the key that unlocks the inner doorway to a life of deep and lasting inner happiness. In this workshop we will learn a simple yet highly effective method to help still our restless mind and achieve a state of lasting happiness. Experience for yourself how meditation can cha…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, June 1
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Growing Healthy Eaters
The New York Public Library’s Early Literacy Department is excited to bring "Growing Healthy Eaters" to a branch near you! This 6-session series’ curriculum was created by the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and aims to educate young children and their caregivers about the importance of eating well through a series of interactive, entertaining and delicious sessions.The lessons cover a variety of topics from "Food Mood" to "Flavorful Fruit" and provide nutritional expertise in bite-siz…
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 1
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
RoboTakeover
RoboTakeover is a hands-on, robotics workshop series for kids! Over the course of this 4– session program, kids will learn the basics of circuits, conductivity, motor-operation and robot building. We will discuss robots in real life and the different kinds of machines that make our world tick. Workshop series is FREE. Space is capped at 15 children. First come, first served. Program room opens at 3:45. Program is meant for ages 5-12. Sorry, no toddlers.
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 1
@ 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 they use Makey Makeys to create their own fun game controllers, and create their 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.
Wakefield LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, June 1
@ 4 p.m.
ZINE SCENE REVIVAL
ZINE SCENE REVIVAL is a zine-making workshop for teens whose voices are underrepresented! Come create your own mini magazine on any topic you'd like and the library will add it to the collection! The whole city will have access to your work and thousands of people will be able to view it digitally! The workshops will end in a publishing party with a DJ!
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, June 1
@ 5:30 p.m.
Beginners’ Crochet Class
Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet, but just didn’t know where to begin? Maybe you worry that it’s too late to start. We’re here to let you know that is not the case! Grab a crochet hook and we’ll “hook you up.” Harry Belafonte 115th Street Branch is hosting a 3-month series introducing basic crochet to absolute beginners, from ages 18 to 118! The first session will introduce the classic single crochet and double crochet stitches. The first project will be a crocheted bookmark ad…
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Thu, June 1
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Get Bigger, Better Clients (with Less Stress)
You want bigger and better customers… but it’s hard to make that leap when you’re an entrepreneur wearing so many hats! What is the best way to go about it? What should you focus on? What changes should you make so that your efforts yield the maximum results for your business goals? Download flyer: bigger_better_clients.pdf Evan Horowitz has helped countless entrepreneurs break the mold, and beat the odds to make a lot more money, while sleeping better. His clients are driven, successful p…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, June 1
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Business Plan Research Workshop
Provides research guidance specifically tailored to your particular business plan.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, June 2
@ 10 a.m.
Next Chapter
Stay Well Exercise
Join us for a free and 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. Those participating in the exercises must sign an activity release form.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, June 2
@ 10:30 a.m.
MOVEMENT SPEAKS/HARLEM with Naomi Goldberg Hass/ Dances For A Variable Population
Photos by Meg GoldmanJoin us in celebrating moving in strong and creative ways! In the months of January to June 2017, Naomi and company will lead older adults in Harlem in a series of dance fitness classes. The class is for adults of all ages and abilities, with a focus on seniors. Classes: Fridays from 10:30 AM - 12 PM. January 20, 27 February 3, 10, 17, 24 March 3, 10, 17, 24 April 7, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2, 9, 16, 23 Program is free. Call 347-683-269…
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, June 2
@ 11:15 a.m.
Stay Well Exercise
Join us for a free 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 personal medical waiver at the beginning of the class. Call or stop by for further details.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, June 2
@ 11:30 a.m.
Windows of the Soul Quilting Project with Susan Louis
A series of quilting classes for adults 55+ only. Learn to quilt with Susan Louis, a master quilter and teaching artist. Make your own pillow, wallhanging or full bed-sized quilt using the Cathedral Windows pattern. Put your own individual spin on this pattern by using different fabric choices. These quilting classes will take place on the following Fridays at 12 pm: April 21, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26 June 2, June 9 and June 16 *On Friday, June 23, you can exhibit your work for your…
Great Kills LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, June 2
@ 12 noon
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Workshop: Pre K Activity Hour
Reading and writing skills begin at birth! Please join the Harlem Library for a fun program which will help enhance your child's reading and writing development. We'll share tips and tricks with you for early reading through some fun activities (such as: "No-mess fingerpaints", the "Big Sticky Wall", and "I-Spy Boxes"). Intended for families of children ages 0-5. No registration required!
Harlem LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, June 2
@ 2 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop
If you like to write and like to meet people who like writing, bring your creativity and personality to our creative writing workshop! All writers of all styles are welcome to participate in writing and editing exercises. Brush up your writing skills!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
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