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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Fri, September 22
@ 1 p.m.
Adult Silver Coloring
Coloring is no longer just for kids! Come join the latest way for adults to relax! Did you know that coloring has been shown to have therapeutic benefits? Or that it has been shown to have effects similar to meditation, by creating a deeper sense of awareness, focus, and attention? Well, if you didn't know now you know! Come unwind by coloring cool intricate designs used to reduce stress and increase mindfulness. Coloring can help you combat stress, stimulate brain areas related to motor s…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, September 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Sat, September 23
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Colormania Club
Come relax and color away your stress with the latest "Adult" activity! If you're an adult looking for a fresh, new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life, try our new coloring club. Sitting down to color a picture can be effective as meditation in reducing stress. Try one of our adult coloring sessions to see for yourself. We'll provide the pictures and and colored pencils or bring your own if you prefer. No rules here - you may outside the lines. Red grass and green…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, September 25
@ 5:30 p.m.
Meditation for Optimal Well Being with Jim Rose
People have been practicing meditation for centuries and today we see a surge in its popularity as new benefits continue to be discovered. It is recognized how meditation can help the body, mind and spirit. Incorporating meditation into one’s life has many positive effects. Join Jim Rose, long time meditator, for this inspiring program. Learn a simple meditation technique that can help you in all aspects of your life. Register by emailing GrandCentral@nypl.org Adults 18+
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Mon, September 25
@ 6 p.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Tue, September 26
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Colormania Club
Come relax and color away your stress with the latest "Adult" activity! If you're an adult looking for a fresh, new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life, try our new coloring club. Sitting down to color a picture can be effective as meditation in reducing stress. Try one of our adult coloring sessions to see for yourself. We'll provide the pictures and and colored pencils or bring your own if you prefer. No rules here - you may outside the lines. Red grass and green…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, September 26
@ 6:15 p.m.
Unleash Your Inner-Warrior Yoga
UNLEASH YOUR INNER-WARRIOR: YOGA FOR ADULTS @TOMPKINS SQUARE LIBRARY This 6-session Vinyasa style class is designed to unleash your inner warrior. Light meditation and a Vinyasa flow will help students focus on linking breath to movement, building strength and increasing flexibility; all while calming the mind and relaxing the body. This class is open to all level practitioners from beginner to expert yogi. Students are not required to attend all sessions. Please bring your own mat & tow…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Wed, September 27
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion - The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead
Join us for a discussion of The Underground Railroad by Colton Whitehead. You can pick up a copy at the Information Desk on L2 of Mulberry Street Library or reserve one here Book Summary Set in an Alternate Pre-Civil War America, The Underground Railroad tells the story of the story of a young slave named Cora, who runs away from a plantation in Georgia using the Underground Railroad. Except this Underground Railroad, in Whitehead's reimagining, is literally a rai…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Thu, September 28
@ 1 p.m.
Finding Inner Peace and Calmness through Meditation
Join Renate Lanotte, MS LCSW, long time meditator for this deep and engaging meditation workshop. Renate lectures regularly on the benefits of meditation and has been practicing herself for over 30 years. During this workshop she will talk about the journey of finding lasting peace , happiness and a greater sense of well being. Renate will share a simple technique of spiritual meditation (explained and practiced during the session) that can help us achieve a lasting state of peace and happiness…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Fri, September 29
@ 1 p.m.
Adult Silver Coloring
Coloring is no longer just for kids! Come join the latest way for adults to relax! Did you know that coloring has been shown to have therapeutic benefits? Or that it has been shown to have effects similar to meditation, by creating a deeper sense of awareness, focus, and attention? Well, if you didn't know now you know! Come unwind by coloring cool intricate designs used to reduce stress and increase mindfulness. Coloring can help you combat stress, stimulate brain areas related to motor s…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, September 30
@ 10:15 a.m.
Day of Mindfulness
A Day of Mindfulness: Experiencing Life in the Now With Donald Fleck This will be a day to drop our worries and enjoy the present. There will be lots of guidance and each segment of the day will be short enough so that beginners can feel comfortable, and long enough for experienced meditators to enjoy it. We will include sitting and walking meditation, meditation on the breath, the body, thoughts and feelings, some poetry for in…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Sat, September 30
@ 10:30 a.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Sat, September 30
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Colormania Club
Come relax and color away your stress with the latest "Adult" activity! If you're an adult looking for a fresh, new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life, try our new coloring club. Sitting down to color a picture can be effective as meditation in reducing stress. Try one of our adult coloring sessions to see for yourself. We'll provide the pictures and and colored pencils or bring your own if you prefer. No rules here - you may outside the lines. Red grass and green…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, September 30
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Colormania Club
Come relax and color away your stress with the latest "Adult" activity! If you're an adult looking for a fresh, new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life, try our new coloring club. Sitting down to color a picture can be effective as meditation in reducing stress. Try one of our adult coloring sessions to see for yourself. We'll provide the pictures and and colored pencils or bring your own if you prefer. No rules here - you may outside the lines. Red grass and green…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, October 2
@ 6 p.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Sat, October 7
@ 10:30 a.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Tue, October 10
@ 3:30 p.m.
Meditation For a More Peaceful and Healthy Life
Meditation For a More Peaceful and Healthy Life Many people all over the world are turning to meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthy life-style. Scientific studies have proven that the practice of meditation reduces stress and anxiety, as well as decreases the risk of disease. Many Dr’s recommend meditation to their patients, and those who practice meditation attest to its healing power in their lives. Please join us for this engaging and informative workshop and learn to in…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Tue, October 10
@ 6:15 p.m.
Unleash Your Inner-Warrior Yoga
UNLEASH YOUR INNER-WARRIOR: YOGA FOR ADULTS @TOMPKINS SQUARE LIBRARY This 6-session Vinyasa style class is designed to unleash your inner warrior. Light meditation and a Vinyasa flow will help students focus on linking breath to movement, building strength and increasing flexibility; all while calming the mind and relaxing the body. This class is open to all level practitioners from beginner to expert yogi. Students are not required to attend all sessions. Please bring your own mat & tow…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Sat, October 14
@ 10:30 a.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Mon, October 16
@ 6 p.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Tue, October 17
@ 2 p.m.
REDUCING ANXIETY THROUGH MEDITATION
Life in today’s world is stressful. People are anxious about their health, their finances, their relationships, their safety and their work. Doctor’s and medical practitioners are promoting the benefits of meditation to relieve stress and anxiety. By sitting in meditation, we can calm the body and the mind. We can slow our brain waves to states of relaxation. When we are in a state of physical and mental calmness, we have more control over our reactions towards life’s stressors. Through med…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Tue, October 17
@ 6:15 p.m.
Unleash Your Inner-Warrior Yoga
UNLEASH YOUR INNER-WARRIOR: YOGA FOR ADULTS @TOMPKINS SQUARE LIBRARY This 6-session Vinyasa style class is designed to unleash your inner warrior. Light meditation and a Vinyasa flow will help students focus on linking breath to movement, building strength and increasing flexibility; all while calming the mind and relaxing the body. This class is open to all level practitioners from beginner to expert yogi. Students are not required to attend all sessions. Please bring your own mat & tow…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, October 19
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation for Stress Relief
We will explore the use of meditation to reduce stress, improve concentration, and enhance clarity of thought. See how simple, powerful meditation techniques can enrich your life!
Battery Park City LibraryAdults
Sat, October 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 5:30 p.m.
Meditation with Jim Rose
FINDING INNER PEACE AND CALMNESS THROUGH MEDITATION Join Jim Rose, long time meditator for this deep and engaging meditation workshop. Jim lectures regularly on the benefits of meditation and has been practicing himself for many years. During this workshop he will talk about the journey of finding lasting peace, happiness and a greater sense of wellbeing. Jim will share a simple technique of spiritual meditation (explained and practiced during the session) that can help us achieve a lasting…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Mon, October 23
@ 6 p.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Tue, October 24
@ 6:15 p.m.
Unleash Your Inner-Warrior Yoga
UNLEASH YOUR INNER-WARRIOR: YOGA FOR ADULTS @TOMPKINS SQUARE LIBRARY This 6-session Vinyasa style class is designed to unleash your inner warrior. Light meditation and a Vinyasa flow will help students focus on linking breath to movement, building strength and increasing flexibility; all while calming the mind and relaxing the body. This class is open to all level practitioners from beginner to expert yogi. Students are not required to attend all sessions. Please bring your own mat & tow…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, October 26
@ 5 p.m.
Explore Inner Peace Within through Meditation
Find out how meditation can awaken us to the source of all peace within. It is recognized how meditation can help the body, mind and spirit. Incorporating meditation into one’s life has many positive effects. Please join Dr. Frank Pawlowski, long time meditator for this very powerful program. Included will be a short meditation sitting. .
Edenwald LibraryAdults
Thu, October 26
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation for Stress Relief
We will explore the use of meditation to reduce stress, improve concentration, and enhance clarity of thought. See how simple, powerful meditation techniques can enrich your life!
Battery Park City LibraryAdults
Sat, October 28
@ 10:30 a.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Mon, October 30
@ 6 p.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Tue, November 7
@ 6:15 p.m.
Unleash Your Inner-Warrior Yoga
UNLEASH YOUR INNER-WARRIOR: YOGA FOR ADULTS @TOMPKINS SQUARE LIBRARY This 6-session Vinyasa style class is designed to unleash your inner warrior. Light meditation and a Vinyasa flow will help students focus on linking breath to movement, building strength and increasing flexibility; all while calming the mind and relaxing the body. This class is open to all level practitioners from beginner to expert yogi. Students are not required to attend all sessions. Please bring your own mat & tow…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Sat, November 18
@ 2 p.m.
Finding Your Mystical Self - Poetry Workshop
In the Finding Your Mystical Self - Poetry Workshop we will be examining the works of great mystical poets from traditions including (but not limited to) Christianity, Sufi Islam, Buddhism, and Native American. We will especially be examining the connection between mystics that goes beyond their particular religious traditions, even though they used those traditions to reach that higher level. As we begin to see things on that higher level it will help participants to find their inner mystic, wh…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Mon, November 20
@ 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
Sat, November 25
@ 2 p.m.
Finding Your Mystical Self - Poetry Workshop
In the Finding Your Mystical Self - Poetry Workshop we will be examining the works of great mystical poets from traditions including (but not limited to) Christianity, Sufi Islam, Buddhism, and Native American. We will especially be examining the connection between mystics that goes beyond their particular religious traditions, even though they used those traditions to reach that higher level. As we begin to see things on that higher level it will help participants to find their inner mystic, wh…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Thu, November 30
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation for Stress Relief
We will explore the use of meditation to reduce stress, improve concentration, and enhance clarity of thought. See how simple, powerful meditation techniques can enrich your life!
Battery Park City LibraryAdults
Sat, December 2
@ 2 p.m.
Finding Your Mystical Self - Poetry Workshop
In the Finding Your Mystical Self - Poetry Workshop we will be examining the works of great mystical poets from traditions including (but not limited to) Christianity, Sufi Islam, Buddhism, and Native American. We will especially be examining the connection between mystics that goes beyond their particular religious traditions, even though they used those traditions to reach that higher level. As we begin to see things on that higher level it will help participants to find their inner mystic, wh…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Sat, December 16
@ 2 p.m.
Finding Your Mystical Self - Poetry Workshop
In the Finding Your Mystical Self - Poetry Workshop we will be examining the works of great mystical poets from traditions including (but not limited to) Christianity, Sufi Islam, Buddhism, and Native American. We will especially be examining the connection between mystics that goes beyond their particular religious traditions, even though they used those traditions to reach that higher level. As we begin to see things on that higher level it will help participants to find their inner mystic, wh…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Thu, December 28
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation for Stress Relief
We will explore the use of meditation to reduce stress, improve concentration, and enhance clarity of thought. See how simple, powerful meditation techniques can enrich your life!
Battery Park City LibraryAdults
Wed, July 25
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion - Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Join us at the Mulberry Street Library for a book discussion of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. From the back cover: From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class through the author’s own story of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of poor, white Americans. The disintegration of this group, a proces…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults