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Fri, October 20
@ 2:30 p.m.
Money Matters
Older Workers Rock: Job Search Over 50
Renee Lee Rosenberg In this interactive session, Renee Lee Rosenberg demystifies the top myths about aging and job search. Learn strategies to help any job seeker over 50 conduct a more effective and fulfilling job search. Renee Lee Rosenberg, known as the Positivity Pro, and the Age Rebrander has been a Clinical Career Counselor for over 25 years helping individuals on all levels to achieve a successful job search and a satisfying career transition. She is a NYS Licensed Mental Health Cou…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 1Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, October 20
@ 3 p.m.
Friday Afternoon Activities
On Fridays at 3 P.M., we plan a series of special activities to celebrate the beginning of the weekend so check out this month's events and come and hang out with us! Wii and Board Games
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Fri, October 20
@ 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, October 20
@ 3:30 p.m.
TechConnect
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
Sedgwick LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, October 20
@ 3:30 p.m.
Mandarin for Teens
This workshop combines Chinese language, art and cultural together. This is a perfect opportunity for teenagers to learn mandarin speaking as well as Chinese characters and reading in a very short period of time. After 10 -15 workshops, participants will be able to use mandarin in daily conversation or travel to China as well as being exposed to 5,000 years of Chinese culture, history, geography and philosophy. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by Wall Street Chinese
Mosholu LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, October 20
@ 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. 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 - Participants will learn about the f…
Inwood LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Fri, October 20
@ 3:30 p.m.
Engineering Challenges
Come by and explore engineering and problem solving by encountering a series of challenges!
Countee Cullen Library, Teen SpaceTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, October 20
@ 4 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club
Come meet up and talk about your favorite Anime and Manga series with your fellow Otaku at Mariners Harbor Library! We will also be showing episodes of your favorite anime series that YOU can pick. Snacks are included.
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, October 21
@ 10 a.m.
The CRAFT of WAR WRITING
NEW Season – Starts SEPT 9 A VOICES FROM WAR Collaboration FALL 2017 Free Writing Workshop for Veterans ♦ REGISTRATION OPEN https://voicesfromwar.org/workshop/♦ and the General Public FALL DATES: SEPT 9, 16, 23, & 30 ▪ OCT 7, 14, 21, & 28 ▪ NOV 4 & 18 *NEW TIME: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm * ABOUT the CLASS: Writing starts with reading. With this in mind, The Craft of War Writing focuses on reading war narratives while considering how participants can draft their own stories. Each week,…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Adults
Sat, October 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Workshop Saturday October 21st , 10:30 a.m. ( 1 hour)
Join us this Saturday for the second in a monthly series of Family Literacy Workshops . The theme for our second workshop is " Transportation " . Each workshop will include stories , songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays , the story glove , and a simple arts-and-crafts project . All families with young children are welcome. FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED . Age group 2-5 years old .
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryFamilies
Sat, October 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
Parenting Workshop and Training- Parenting
Parenting workshop for parents and care-givers. This class covers: Stages of development, Discipline, Safety, Behavior Management, Anger management, Time management, Money management, And Self esteem. Parents will have to attend four Saturdays and will receive a certificate upon completion. Also given in Spanish
Tremont LibraryAdults
Sat, October 21
@ 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, October 21
@ 12:30 p.m.
Modern Art & Ideas, MOOC Meet-up #23
Hello New Yorker Learners! We are happy to announce a series of Modern Art & Ideas learner meetups for anyone in or around the New York City area. The meetups, for participants in the Coursera massive open online course Modern Art & Ideas, will take place every other Saturday from 12:30-2:00 pm, beginning January 14, 2017. Even if you're not enrolled in the course, you are welcome to stop by and join in the conversation. They will be held at the 53rd Street Library, across the street…
53rd Street LibraryAdults
Sat, October 21
@ 1 p.m.
U.S. Citizenship Workshop
Adults preparing to take the United States Citizenship Test are invited to join us for our monthly practice workshop. Each workshop will focus on the 100 citizenship test civics questions and the USCIS writing and reading vocabulary for the Naturalization Test. Students will also learn about New York Public Library resources and other online resources to continue their practice at home. We will provide all students with an N-400 Application for Naturalization and a FREE pocket study guide with…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults,
Immigrants
Sat, October 21
@ 1 p.m.
Back-to-School Open House
Get a new start at the Library this school year! This fall, we’re hosting back-to-school events in every branch! Learn about all the great educational resources available at your neighborhood library- from millions of books to program, computer access, online resources, and more- all for FREE. PLUS! Questions about your library card? Have books you need to return? We can help you! FEATURED PROGRAM NYPD Child I.D., Parent Workshop, Craft
Hunts Point LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, October 21
@ 2 p.m.
Navigating Job Boards
The Navigating Job Board workshop will discuss how the properly search for the jobs you want. The workshop will go over the popular job board platforms, discuss the importance of niche job boards, provide key pointers on actually navigating the platforms and more! For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by Tiffany Drysdale
67th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, October 21
@ 2 p.m.
Exclusive Screening: American Masters EDGAR ALLAN POE: BURIED ALIVE
THIRTEEN’s American Masters Presents the Exclusive U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive Starring Denis O’Hare and narrated by Kathleen Turner with readings by Chris Sarandon and Ben Schnetzer. Edgar Allen Poe: Burried Alive will broadcast nationwide on October 30th, this is an exclusive pre-broadcast event! After his death, writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) became a global icon of modern literature and a pop culture brand. Best known for his Gothic horror tales and narr…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Sat, October 21
@ 2 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop
7-session creative writing workshop being held at the Andrew Heiskell Library in partnership with the New York Writer's Coalition (NYWC). Attendees will discover the value of their own stories. This is a great opportunity for NLS library members to get to meet and support their fellow writers. Registration is required. Participants are requested to commit to attending all sessions if possible.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryPersons with Disabilities
Sat, October 21
@ 2 p.m.
Third Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology Book Event: A Celebration of Poetry and Prose
Third Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology Book Event A Celebration of Poetry and Prose Saturday, October 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. New York Public Library – Mulberry Street Branch 10 Jersey Street (b/w Mulberry St. and Lafayette St. New York, NY 10012 212 – 966 -3424 Free Admission— LIMITED OPEN MIC SUBWAYS: D, F to Bway/ Lafayette St. 4, 6 to Bleecker St. N, R, W to Prince St. http://web.mta.info/weekender/lineview.html?r=m Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Sat, October 21
@ 2 p.m.
REEL TO READ Film Screening | Haxan, or Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)
REEL TO READ Saturdays from 2-4 PM The page meets the screen at REEL TO READ, a curated series of independent and classic cinema. These free screenings, hand-picked by local authors and film experts, include a Recommended Reads list based on the movie. Haxan, or Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922) Runtime: 106 mins Director: Benjamin Christensen Language: English, Silent Rating: NR | Warning: May contain disturbing imagery; Not suitable for children Benjamin Christensen's legendary film…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
Book Lovers
Sat, October 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course Saturdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm The basic elements of dramatic storytelling have not changed since the Ancient Greeks! In this exciting workshop, beginner students are introduced to those enduring components in a methodical and cumulative fashion: story and plot, action and conflict, character and motivation, dialogue and subtext, language and tone, and of course, dramatic structure. In addi…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, October 21
@ 3 p.m.
Bottle Painting Workshop with Artist Marcela Carvalho
On recycled bottles students will learn to draw and transfer their image to glass. This mixed media bottle painting class will focus on basic painting technique, the use of space and dimension, shapes and patterns, and visual storytelling. This time students will be specifically taught how to paint a Birch Tree Trunk on paper and then transfer it to glass. At the end of the course there will be an exhibit to celebrate the students' works of self-expression. Please note that students should bri…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomAdults
Sat, October 21
@ 3 p.m.
Adult Craft Corner: Knitting Social
A get together for knitters to work on a current project, learn new techniques, or begin a new craft. All skill levels are welcome. Open to Adults only, this special makerspace program is part of our Adult Craft Corner series where we provide the space and materials for you to conduct quick and easy DIY projects. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
South Beach LibraryAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
Sat, October 21
@ 3 p.m.
The Harlem Swing Society Presents the Lindy Hop
Did you know that the Lindy Hop was born in the same neighborhood as Countee Cullen Library? The Harlem Swing Society is celebrating the Lindy Hop here at Countee Cullen. Come and learn about the history of the dance as well as how the dance is done in a two part series!
Countee Cullen Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Mon, October 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
All About Computers
Design 360: Photoshop 4 - Compositing
This class explores tools and techniques for compositing, the process of making multiple images look like a single composition. Topics include masks, selection techniques, blending modes, puppet warp, and alternative transform modes. Design 360 is a series of classes that aims to help students develop skills in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Each class includes a project that can be completed outside of class, either at home or in one of the open labs hosted at the Science Industry…
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 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.
Allerton Library, Children's RoomParents/Caregivers
Mon, October 23
@ 11:30 a.m.
Stay Well Exercise
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, October 23
@ 1 p.m.
ALC Workshop - Live your Healthiest Life!
Live your healthiest life! This workshop presented by the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center will provide important information on personal and family health for you and your loved ones. Adult participants will also learn about available resources, including free and low-cost medical services provided by the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center.
Seward Park Library, Adult Learning CenterAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Mon, October 23
@ 2 p.m.
Classic Movie Monday: Strait-Jacket
1 hour 29 minutes, 1964 A woman is suspected of a series of ax murders. Starring: Joan Crawford, Leif Erickson & Diane Baker
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 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, October 23
@ 3:15 p.m.
Exclusive Screening: American Masters EDGAR ALLAN POE: BURIED ALIVE
THIRTEEN’s American Masters Presents the Exclusive U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive Starring Denis O’Hare and narrated by Kathleen Turner with readings by Chris Sarandon and Ben Schnetzer. Edgar Allen Poe: Burried Alive will broadcast nationwide on October 30th, this is an exclusive pre-broadcast event! After his death, writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) became a global icon of modern literature and a pop culture brand. Best known for his Gothic horror tales and narr…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Mon, October 23
@ 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
Mon, October 23
@ 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…
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, October 23
@ 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)
Mon, October 23
@ 4 p.m.
College Essay Writing Workshop
Thinking about college? What makes your application stand out? How should you handle essays, recommendations and extracurriculars? Work with an ex-Princeton Regional Director of Admissions and a Harvard Ed Ph.D. They’ll share their expertise and you’ll be on your way. For ages 15 - 18 years old. Presented by Caroline Moore and Carly Sinz
Countee Cullen LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, October 23
@ 4 p.m.
Make it Happen!
A workshop that provides career preparation for teens/young adults pursuing their first time job and preparing for college interviews. Through interactive activities the program is fun and informative and explains all areas of job searching ranging from cover letters to appropriate dress attire. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by Sheree Elder
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, October 23
@ 4 p.m.
Back-to-School Open House
Get a new start at the Library this school year! This fall, we’re hosting back-to-school events in every branch! Learn about all the great educational resources available at your neighborhood library- from millions of books to program, computer access, online resources, and more- all for FREE. PLUS! Questions about your library card? Have books you need to return? We can help you! FEATURED PROGRAM College Essay Workshop, Monday Explorations: Process Art, Family Storytime, Hotspot Lending
Countee Cullen LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, October 23
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons: Obscure October!!!
It's the Crafternoon Series:Obscure October!!! Come join us for our series of Arts and Crafts activities held in the afternoon. We have some fun crafts for your entertainment! This Month, we will be featuring the following activities: Perler Beads for All Ages Special Fall Program Here You Are Do Something Nice Day Umbrella Ella' *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.*
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, October 23
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Workshop: Read, Talk, Sing, Write, Play!
Join us for our family literacy workshop series. Each Monday, we'll explore one of the five pillars of early childhood education, reading, talking, singing, writing, and playing, and discuss easy ways to incorporate them into everyday life. Refreshments will be served. For parents and caregivers and their children.
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
Early Childhood Educators,
Children,
Teachers
Mon, October 23
@ 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
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