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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, April 26
@ 10:30 a.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: St. Agnes Library - April 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, April 26
@ 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, April 26
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Social Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, 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: 0-4 years old.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, April 26
@ 11:15 a.m.
Midweek Movie: Paris Blues
Two American jazz musicians living in Paris fall in love with two girls on vacation from America. They must decide whether to stay in Paris for their music careers, or move back to America for love. Sidney Poitier, Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman, Louis Armstrong, Diahann Carroll. 1961, 104mins.
Riverside LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, April 26
@ 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, April 26
@ 2 p.m.
The Homeworking Hour
Need help with your homework??? Just not understanding that soliloquy..... Umm, what is a soliloquy??? Or just in need of a quiet space??? Well come on down to our Young Adult area and a 'Homework Helper' will aide you with your work, no matter the subject! Please note: This is a free program for young adults, and all materials will be provided.
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, April 26
@ 2:30 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: St. Agnes Library - April 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, April 26
@ 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, April 26
@ 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, April 26
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Gizmos & Gadgets!
The Code Your Story program is a FREE S.T.E.A.M course available to kids your local branch in the form of coding clubs.(" Google CS First Club"). * Kids can tell any narrative that they can imagine and express it by coding. Google CS First Club, try out Makey Makey Projects as well as littleBits Projects and play with our new Tablets for Kids. Join us!!!!!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, April 26
@ 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…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, April 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
FAMILY STORYTIME
Join us at Castle Hill for a family story time adventure you won't want to miss! STAY AFTER STORY TIME FOR OPEN PLAY! Stories and crafts recommended for ages 3 - 7 years old.
Castle Hill LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, April 26
@ 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…
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, April 26
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime: Stay & Play Storytime
First, we'll share some fun, interactive stories together. Then we invite you to stay, play and enjoy the library's toys & exploration stations. Meet other families in the neighborhood! For ages 3 and up. No pre-registration required.
Tottenville LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, April 26
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Midlife Career Reinvention
Are you in your 40’s, 50’s or 60’s? Have you hit a wall in your work life? Maybe you're contemplating a different path? Something more meaningful? Are you asking yourself, “Now what?” Are you brave enough to ask yourself, "What do I WANT to do?" Based on extensive research, and personal experience with reinvention, Harry Prichett identified four stages of career reinvention. In this interactive and thought-provoking workshop , he explores these stages with you, as well as the creative pos…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Wed, April 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Until | Nick Cave, Helga Davis, Bob Faust, Denise Markonish | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. In celebration of Until, an enormous, elaborate journey through the workings of the artistic mind, the acclaimed artist Nick Cave discusses his newest work, currently on view at MASS MoCA, with the Museum's curator Denise Markonish, Faust principal and creative d…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thu, April 27
@ 10 a.m.
Early Literacy
Drag Queen Story Time
Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous and unapologetically LGBTQ role models. A drag queen will read inclusive books as well as story time favorites and lead participants in a simple craft. This program is before the library opens. Please ring the bell if no one is there to open the door. Best for ages 3 and up.
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, April 27
@ 11 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies: French
Bonjour! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this spring as they learn French, 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 spring. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for all parents and librarians to keep th…
Countee Cullen Library, Story Hour RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, April 27
@ 11:15 a.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…
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, April 27
@ 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, April 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH SPEAKERS: St. Agnes Library- April 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, April 27
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Gizmos & Gadgets!
The Code Your Story program is a FREE S.T.E.A.M course available to kids your local branch in the form of coding clubs.(" Google CS First Club"). * Kids can tell any narrative that they can imagine and express it by coding. Google CS First Club, try out Makey Makey Projects as well as littleBits Projects and play with our new Tablets for Kids. Join us!!!!!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, April 27
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Gizmos & Gadgets!
The Code Your Story program is a FREE S.T.E.A.M course available to kids your local branch in the form of coding clubs.(" Google CS First Club"). * Kids can tell any narrative that they can imagine and express it by coding. Google CS First Club, try out Makey Makey Projects as well as littleBits Projects and play with our new Tablets for Kids. Join us!!!!!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, April 27
@ 3:15 p.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Job Seekers: Download a Customized Company List for Contacts
Learn how to find Companies and Executive contacts for your next job. Search by industry as well as location, size, and sales. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, April 27
@ 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…
125th Street Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, April 27
@ 4:30 p.m.
Teen Council
Do want to be a leader? Do you have great ideas that you’d like to see implemented? Join the 53rd Street Teen Council! We are now taking students for our Teen Council’s Spring Term. The Spring Term runs from January to May and requires a minimum of attending one meeting a month, held on the last Thursday. Additional time may be needed to work on special projects and events. Council members will help library staff make decisions about program offerings, the teen library space, the book coll…
53rd Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, April 27
@ 6 p.m.
Drawing from Observation
Drawing is a basic practice that underlies all visual thinking. This course will focus on drawing from still life and on location in the historic Jefferson Market Library. We will utilize the rich architectural details, decorative motifs and lush garden as subjects. Emphasis will be placed on drawing from observation. Students will use a variety of black and white media to investigate the basic elements of visual language through a series of observations, exercises, and projects. This course is…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, April 27
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Interview Intervention: The Self-Recruiter® Interview Checklist
Success during an interview depends on how well you prepared beforehand. John Crant shows how to research a job opportunity that you are about to interview for, to fully prepare for interview success, and the right follow up after your interview. This lecture is based on the Secrets that Executive Recruiters use to prepare their candidates to win. Seating is on a first come , first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, April 27
@ 7 p.m.
Reunification: A film by Alvin Tsang
Synopsis: When his mother and two siblings first emigrated from Hong Kong to Los Angeles in the early 1980s, six-year-old Alvin was forced to stay behind with his working, and consequently absent, father. Spending the following three years often alone in an empty apartment, he longed for his family’s reunification. However, upon Alvin and his father’s arrival to America, that dream was utterly and permanently shattered under circumstances the filmmaker has yet to fully comprehend to this day. R…
53rd Street Library, TheaterAdults
Fri, April 28
@ 12 a.m.
Safe Sleep Family Literacy Workshop! @ the Port Richmond Library
NYC Administration for Children Services Presents: Safe Sleep Family Literacy Workshop! The Mayor’s NYC Safe Sleep Initiative! In April 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the Safe Sleep Initiative to further advance the city’s efforts to increase awareness among parents and other caregivers about the potentially fatal risks of unsafe sleep practices. The new safe sleep campaign will be a collaboration between ACS, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), the Department…
Port Richmond LibraryParents/Caregivers
Fri, April 28
@ 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, April 28
@ 10:30 a.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: St. Agnes Library - April 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
Fri, April 28
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Social Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, 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: 0-4 years old.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, April 28
@ 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, April 28
@ 12 noon
Stay & Play
The fun doesn't stop after storytime - stay after and play! Following each Friday storytime, we open up our storyroom for free play so our storytime-goers have the chance to socialize with other kids from the community! Toys provided. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Take care to supervise children at all times.
Harlem LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, April 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: St. Agnes Library - April 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
Fri, April 28
@ 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 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-sized portion…
Clason's Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, April 29
@ 10 a.m.
Early Literacy
Celebrate El Día de los Niños
Join us as we celebrate El día de los Niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) with a series of fun activities for children of all ages. Families will enjoy arts & crafts and read-aloud as well as engaging in other fun activities. From http://dia.ala.org: Día is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultur…
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, April 29
@ 2 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Ted Talk Viewing: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Join us for a viewing of Americanah author Chimamanda Ngozi Adicie Ted Talks entitled The Danger of a Single Story and We Should All Be Feminists. Stay afterwards for a discussion.
St. George Library Center, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, May 1
@ 9:15 a.m.
All About Computers
MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Learn word processing basics in this hands-on workshop. Standard features like italics, bold, font, and pitch size will be covered as well as more complicated features such as copy and paste, etc . Being familiar with a keyboard, a mouse, and highlighting will help you keep up.
Riverside LibraryAdults
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