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Today
@ 5:30 p.m.
Monthly Meditation
Create a Healthy Lifestyle Through Meditation Treat yourself to some special time to nourish your body, mind and spirit. Empower your life by learning a simple meditation technique that can be used daily for greater peace, energy, and well-being. Start incorporating this positive technique in your life. Join Dr. Frank Pawlowski, long time meditator who has been inspiring audiences with his engaging workshops.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, February 28
@ 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, February 28
@ 10:30 a.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: St. Agnes Library - February 2017
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos and discussing them with other adults from around the…
St. Agnes Library, The Pasculano Foundation Adult Learning CenterEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, February 28
@ 11:30 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies: French
Hola! Bonjour! Ni Hao! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this Winter as they learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin all through live music. Teachers play guitar and sing with the children as they learn new vocabulary through music, movement, and puppetry! Bilingual Birdies will be exploring themes including Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Colors, and Transportation this winter. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for…
67th Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, February 28
@ 12 noon
Microsoft Office 2010
Excel Genius Class 2 : Charts and Sparklines
Excel Genius is a new set of classes aimed at students who have taken the Beginner and Intermediate Excel courses, or who have good fundamental knowledge of Excel, and who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the world’s most popular spreadsheet application. Each class will cover a topic in depth and then give students exercises that apply that knowledge to real world situations. While we recommend that students take the classes in order, there are no attendance requirements, and st…
67th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults
Tue, February 28
@ 12 noon
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Tue, February 28
@ 12 noon
Ch'an Coloring and Conversation for Adults
Do you think coloring is child's play? Well think again, coloring can be fun and relaxing for adults as well. Join us for a relaxing morning of coloring unique and intricate coloring pages. Coloring can help you de-stress, by focusing on a particular activity. This activity will stimulate the brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity. Coloring sheets and pencil crayons will be provided or you can bring your own supplies. Tea will be served and soft music played to put your…
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, February 28
@ 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, February 28
@ 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, February 28
@ 1 p.m.
Hand Sewing with Anita
Hand Sewing with Anita Come and learn basic techniques and more. Participants will learn basic running stitch, as well as, hemming, alterations, repairs and more. All Public Library Programs are free of charge.
Morris Park LibraryAdults
Tue, February 28
@ 1:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH SPEAKERS: St. Agnes Library- February 2017
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you! These classes are for adults preparing for the United States Citizenship Test, or who want to improve their English speaking, reading and writing by learning about American history and culture. Each class will focus on several of the 100 citizenship test civics questions. This program is for intermediate and advanced speakers of English. A new topic each week! (The same topic on T…
St. Agnes Library, The Pasculano Foundation Adult Learning CenterEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, February 28
@ 2 p.m.
StayWell Exercise for Seniors
Join us for a free StayWell Exercise class designed for seniors. All participants must sign waiver before they join in. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Call or stop by for futher details.
Riverside LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, February 28
@ 3 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Excel Genius Class 2: Charts and Sparklines
Excel Genius is a new set of classes aimed at students who have taken the Beginner and Intermediate Excel courses, or who have good fundamental knowledge of Excel, and who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the world’s most popular spreadsheet application. Each class will cover a topic in depth and then give students exercises that apply that knowledge to real world situations. While we recommend that students take the classes in order, there are no attendance requirements, and stude…
Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, February 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Club
Get creative and build!! The library will provide the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination! All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to document any adventures!
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, February 28
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Listen to stories, sing songs, and more! Craft is back! First come, first serve for 20 preschool age children. Adults must stay with children.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, February 28
@ 4:30 p.m.
Allerton Sweepstakes
American Museum of Natural History. Enter TODAY to Win! Vouchers are valid for the Space Show, IMAX, or one of the Museum’s special exhibits as well as 42 permanent halls and those exhibits and programs that are free with suggested admission. For more information on upcoming special programs at the American Museum of Natural History, please visit www. Amnh.org/calendar. Admits a maximum of 4 to the Museum and the space show or a special exhibit. Adults must be accompanied by at least on…
Allerton Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, February 28
@ 5:30 p.m.
Business Book Club - Work Clean by Dan Charnas
The Grand Central Branch (135 E 46th St) is proud to present Work Clean as the next book in our Business Book Club! Night after night, chefs and their crews are able to multitask and produce in a way that puts deskbound workers to shame. In Work Clean, author Dan Charnas uncovers their secret: mise-en-place - the organizational system that transforms the lives of its practitioners through focus and self-discipline. Through interviews with top chefs working in professional kitchens all over the…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, March 1
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Device Advice
Get one on one help to learn all about your phone/tablet/computer. Learn how to send text messages and download apps. Learn how to send an email, or use the mouse. Get help and advice on creating a resume or flyer as well.
Mosholu Library, AuditoriumAdults
Wed, March 1
@ 10:30 a.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: St. Agnes Library - March 2017
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos and discussing them with other adults from around the…
St. Agnes Library, The Pasculano Foundation Adult Learning CenterEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, March 1
@ 11 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Excel Genius Class 2 : Charts and Sparklines
Excel Genius is a new set of classes aimed at students who have taken the Beginner and Intermediate Excel courses, or who have good fundamental knowledge of Excel, and who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the world’s most popular spreadsheet application. Each class will cover a topic in depth and then give students exercises that apply that knowledge to real world situations. While we recommend that students take the classes in order, there are no attendance requirements, and st…
Hamilton Fish Park Library, AuditoriumAdults
Wed, March 1
@ 1:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Device Advice
Get one on one help to learn all about your phone/tablet/computer. Learn how to send text messages and download apps. Learn how to send an email, or use the mouse. Get help and advice on creating a resume or flyer as well.
Mosholu Library, AuditoriumAdults
Wed, March 1
@ 2:30 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: St. Agnes Library - March 2017
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos and discussing them with other adults from around the…
St. Agnes Library, The Pasculano Foundation Adult Learning CenterEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, March 1
@ 3 p.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
Wed, March 1
@ 6 p.m.
Between Carnival and Purim: Brazilian and Jewish Cultural Encounter. An illustrated lecture with Alex Minkin
An Illustrated Lecture with Alex Minkin One of the first dialogues between Brazilian and Jewish cultures took place at a so-called Yiddish Avenue. This neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, where the majority of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe settled in the 1920s, was also referred to as Little Africa, with Jews and African Brazilians living side by side and attending samba performances on adjacent streets. In celebration of the Brazilian national holiday of Carnival, and less than two week…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomFamilies,
Immigrants
Wed, March 1
@ 7 p.m.
Conversations from the Cullman Center
Rorschach’s Inkblots: Damions Searls and Mark Krotov
All events are free, but you must reserve seats. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. All unclaimed seats are released 10 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Click here to reserve your seats! Damion Searls and Mark Krotov talk about Searls’ most recent book, The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing. Searls explores the history and endurance of the Rorschach test, drawing on unpublished letters and diaries as well as pr…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Thu, March 2
@ 6 a.m.
The Neapolitan Novels of Elena Ferrante: a Five Session Course
In an interview with the Paris Review, Elena Ferrante stated, “The text contains more than we imagine.” This seminar engages with the internationally renowned Neapolitan Quartet as it follows two women who live through tumultuous social, cultural and political times. There is much to be explored and discussed as the novels are intelligent and psychological, tender and fierce, brutal and nuanced. We will explore the Quartet’s mythic qualities, created in the landscape of Naples and revealed th…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, March 2
@ 10:30 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies: Spanish
Hola! Bonjour! Ni Hao! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this Winter as they learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin all through live music. Teachers play guitar and sing with the children as they learn new vocabulary through music, movement, and puppetry! Bilingual Birdies will be exploring themes including Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Colors, and Transportation this winter. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for…
Kingsbridge Library
St. Peter's Church 53 St. Mark's Place, ST, NY 10301
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 2
@ 11 a.m.
NYC CUCS Center for Urban Community Services Table Event- Partnership with 115th Street Library
Center for Urban Community Services Do you have questions concerning housing, health and social services? Well attend our table event Thursday, March 2, 2016 11am-1pm-- 1st floor. Take advantage of the personal attention to answer all your inquiries!
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryAdults
Thu, March 2
@ 1 p.m.
A Moment of Zen: Meditation Group
Scientific studies show that just 10 minutes of meditation a day relieves stress and improves your health and well-being. Take time out of your busy schedule to come to the New Amsterdam library to learn meditation and find inner peace. Twice a month we will teach, practice and discuss meditation. No prior experience necessary -- just bring an open mind!
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Thu, March 2
@ 2 p.m.
Early Literacy
Read Across America!
In honor of Read Across America Day, the creators of the first ever original children's book created for Mozambique will do a reading of Mr. Rabbit and the Well, followed by a cultural discussion and craft. Mr. Rabbit and the Well tells the story of a community of animals who, when faced with a drought, decide to create a well. When everyone but Mr. Rabbit agrees to do their part to contribute to the well, Lion bans him from using it. Mr. Rabbit, clever as he is, seeks out cunning ways to ge…
53rd Street LibraryBook Lovers,
Children,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers
Thu, March 2
@ 2:30 p.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
Thu, March 2
@ 2:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH SPEAKERS: St. Agnes Library- March 2017
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you! These classes are for adults preparing for the United States Citizenship Test and Interview in the next 6 months to 2 years, or who want to improve their English speaking, reading and writing by learning about American history and culture. Each class will focus on several of the 100 citizenship test civics questions. This program is for intermediate and advanced speakers of English.…
St. Agnes Library, The Pasculano Foundation Adult Learning CenterEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Thu, March 2
@ 5:30 p.m.
Does Your Child Have a Reading Problem?
Does Your Child Have a Reading Problem? About 20 percent of children and adults have vision problems that make reading very difficult. Their ability to focus, aim, track or scan a line of print is not up to the hard work of reading. All these visual abilities, plus critical visual-perceptual skills must work well for reading to be fast, efficient and fully comprehended. In this workshop on vision and reading, you will learn about the many studies which state that certain vision problems should…
Bloomingdale Library
Teen Zone
Adults
Fri, March 3
@ 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, March 3
@ 10:30 a.m.
Prepare for the High School Equivalency Exam!
High School Equivalency Basic Adult Education Classes High School Equivalency (HSE) formally known as the GED. This free course will help adults better their education and literacy skills; as well as prepare individuals for the TASC test. These free classes are designed to help adults better themselves in basic education. The HSE/ABE classes covers all of the five subjects such as Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. Classes are every Fridays from 10:30 am - 12…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Fri, March 3
@ 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
Fri, March 3
@ 12 noon
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Should You Change Careers and, If So, How?
You are frustrated at work. But what is causing the frustration? Is it your boss? Your supervisor? Your colleagues? Your clients? Your company? Or is it your job? Do you no longer want to get out of bed in the morning? Well, maybe it's time for a change. But what change? A new job or a new career? In this interactive presentation, executive recruiter and career counselor, Bruce Hurwitz walks attendees through the process he uses with his clients to determine what type of change…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Fri, March 3
@ 3:30 p.m.
LEGO Club
Join our LEGO Club and work with other legoers to build a masterpiece. The Library will provide the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination. *All materials must stay at the Library. Children ages 4-11 and families welcome.
Sedgwick Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, March 4
@ 1 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon Movie: Oh, The Skin We Are In!
It s time to explore with the Cat in the Hat! What shall we discover today? Ahhh-choo! Why, bless you! Nick can't seem to stop sneezing. Why is that? Well, let's find out with the Cat in the Hat! Hop on the Thinga-ma-jigger with Sally and Nick and learn all about the skin we re in the bones we own our beating hearts why our tummies rumble what causes sneezing, and how we can stop it It s a fantastic collection of natural science adventures, deep inside the bodies we live in! NR; 60 mins
Morrisania LibraryFamilies
Sat, March 4
@ 2 p.m.
Break Free From Limiting Beliefs: How to Live a Life You Truly Love
Speaker, trainer, and certified professional coach, Barbara Phillips, will help participants get greater clarity about what is holding them back from what they want in their lives – and learn simple strategies to move beyond perceived limitations into a life they love living. You will learn: • What do you really want in your life – what makes you come alive? • What specifically is holding you back – and what is that costing you? • How to work with “obstacles” so they become stepping st…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
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