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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, June 27
@ 3 p.m.
Japanese: Begin with Hiragana
If you are an anime and manga lover, you probably have some desire to aquire some Japanese. This is a beginner class for those interested in learning how to read, write, and speak Japanese. We will begin with the most versatile of the three Japanese alphabets: hiragana. Please note this is a series of continuing sessions. Email karenloder@nypl.org to register.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, June 27
@ 3 p.m.
Get the Geek Out: Anime Club!
Do you like anime or manga? Join us for episodes of a different anime every Monday! Take the chance to talk with your peers about some of your favorites, chill out and sketch some characters.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, June 27
@ 4 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club
Read Manga. Watch Anime. Earn and win prizes.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, June 27
@ 5:30 p.m.
Teen Game Night
Game on! Teens choose from a selection of board and video games (PS4 & Wii U) to play.
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, June 28
@ 3 p.m.
Continuing Japanese: Katakana
This Japanese course is for those interested in continuing after the completing the branch's introductory course, or for anyone who has some basic understanding of the Japanese language. We will be learning katakana, the alphabet for writing foreign words in Japanese such as anime (for animation), some basic grammar, and conversation. Please email karenloder@nypl.org to register.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, June 28
@ 4 p.m.
Game Night
Game Night @ 125th Street Library Every Wednesday Night 4-5:30 p.m. Join us for Family Game Night. Play Wii, or Xbox games at the library. Board games of all types are available for you to play with your friends, family, and neighbors.
125th Street Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, June 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Night Out!
New York City teens and Soundview area local youth are invited to join us for another teen night out! Enjoy an afternoon of movies, video games, arts and crafts, and more! In addition, take advantage of this great opportunity to visit our information tables and pick-up useful resources, information and gift bags.
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, June 29
@ 4 p.m.
Pajama Night with Literacy Inc. (LINC)
Read Aloud, Craft and Light Refreshments for children 4 to 11 yrs.old
Kingsbridge LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 4 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library presents New Releases Movie Night: Patriots Day
A police officer helps pursue the terrorists responsible for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Under the direction of BPD commissioner Ed Davis and an FBI Special Agent, the manhunt extends into the suburb of Watertown. Directors Peter Berg. Production year 2016; Rating R, Studio Lions Gate Films, Inc., Runtime 130 minutes. Cast Mark Wahlberg, J.K. Simmons, John Goodman, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin Bacon. ynopsis
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Thu, June 29
@ 4 p.m.
Family Board Game Night
Join us as the library pulls out its board games for a special night of fun!
Columbus LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 4 p.m.
Bingo Night for Adults
Join us and play Bingo every Thursday from 4pm - 5pm. Meet new friends and have fun! All adults are welcomed.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, June 29
@ 5 p.m.
Jigsaw Puzzle Night
Drop in for an evening of socializing and jigsaw puzzle fun!
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Thu, June 29
@ 6 p.m.
Movie night; The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (R) (2006). Bill Murray stars in this wacky comedy as renowned Oceanographer Steve Zissou, who wants to track down and get revenge on the "Jaguar Shark" that ate his friend!
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Fri, June 30
@ 2 p.m.
Movie Matinee
Come join us on Friday afternoons for our free Movie Matinee at the Soundview Library! June 2, 2017 Moonlight (R) 111 min MOONLIGHT is the tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality. June 9, 2017 Underworld (R) 91 min Vampire warrior Selene battles a ruthless new werewolf…
Soundview LibraryAdults
Fri, June 30
@ 3 p.m.
Anime!
TEENS! Join us for Anime and fun.
West Farms Library, Story Hour RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, June 30
@ 5:15 p.m.
Summer Reading
Teen Night
It's a party and you are invited. Teens take over the 53rd Street library in this special after-hours event planned by Teen Council. Food, video games, crafts, and more! For teens 12-18 only, adults will not be permitted. Student ID required.
53rd Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, June 30
@ 11:30 p.m.
Manga Club
Otakus unite! A club to discuss your favorite manga and watch anime.
53rd Street Library, Teen ZoneTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, July 1
@ 2 p.m.
Saturday Cinema Presents: Split
This 2016 stand-alone sequel to M. Night Shyamalan's cult classic, Unbreakable, stars James McAvoy as a kidnapper with 23 distinct personalities. Three teenage girls he kidnaps and imprisons must outfox all of them before the final one emerges in this critically-acclaimed thriller. Rated PG-13 for disturbing themes, violence and language. 117 minutes.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, July 3
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Crafternoons: July!!!
It's the Crafternoon Series: July!! 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 My Self > My Place in Space Embroidery Min-Canvas Umbrella Designing Glass and Glitter Anime Club *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.*
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, July 3
@ 5 p.m.
Anime & Manga Club
A space where everything anime and manga related is discussed. Otakus unite!
South Beach LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 5
@ 2 p.m.
Game Night
Game Night @ 125th Street Library Every Wednesday Night 4-5:30 p.m. Join us for Family Game Night. Play Wii, or Xbox games at the library. Board games of all types are available for you to play with your friends, family, and neighbors.
125th Street Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 5
@ 4 p.m.
Anime Club at Wakefield
Teens can catch up on their favorite anime shows and get introduced to new ones! Viewings will be held in the Wakefield community room.
Wakefield LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 6
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Crafternoons: July!!!
It's the Crafternoon Series: July!! 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 My Self > My Place in Space Embroidery Min-Canvas Umbrella Designing Glass and Glitter Anime Club *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.*
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 6
@ 4 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library presents New Releases Movie Night: A Dog's Purpose
Synopsis This dramedy follows a dog as he is reincarnated as different breeds belonging to various owners. Over the course of multiple lifetimes, the canine's existence intersects with that of a young boy who rescued him in 1962. Directors Lasse Hallstrom. Production year 2017, Rating PG, Studio Universal Pictures, Runtime 120 minutes. Cast Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, KJ Apa, Peggy Lipton, Britt Robertson.
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Thu, July 6
@ 5 p.m.
Jigsaw Puzzle Night
Drop in for an evening of socializing and jigsaw puzzle fun!
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Fri, July 7
@ 11 a.m.
Movies for Tots
Children can enjoy a short film or cartoon on DVD. Suitable for a younger audience. For ages 0-5 with a parent/caregiver
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, July 7
@ 2 p.m.
Anime!
TEENS! Join us for Anime and fun.
West Farms Library, Story Hour RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 7
@ 3 p.m.
Manga Club
Otakus unite! A club to discuss your favorite manga and watch anime.
53rd Street Library, Teen ZoneTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, July 8
@ 2 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon Movie: Live By Night
Joe Coughlin, the son of a Boston cop, becomes a bootlegger in Florida during the Prohibition era. As his operation grows, Coughlin faces off against local gangsters, Klansmen and religious evangelicals. Starring: Ben Affleck, Sienna Miller, Brendan Gleeson, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning.
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
Sat, July 8
@ 2:30 p.m.
Ongoing
Teens
Teen Anime #YAatPK
Naruto Bleach Love to read manga? Come watch the anime based on it! View your favorite anime show or movie with friends at Parkchester! Those first to arrive will choose what we watch.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, July 8
@ 3:30 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club
Teens can catch up on their favorite anime shows and get introduced to new ones! Viewings will be held in the community room.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, July 10
@ 1:30 p.m.
Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center Poets & Writers Group
Join the group on select Monday afternoons for poetry and prose, in a series of seven sessions each of which will have a different theme. Dates are : June 5, 19; July 10, 24; August 7, 21; and Sept 11. June 5 : To start this series of workshops please read the poems "Remember" by Joy Harbo, and "Instructions on Not Giving Up" by Ada Limon; choose one theme to expand upon. Please keep pieces to 750 words or less. Readings of poetry and prose will form the theme for the next meeting on :…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, July 10
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Crafternoons: July!!!
It's the Crafternoon Series: July!! 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 My Self > My Place in Space Embroidery Min-Canvas Umbrella Designing Glass and Glitter Anime Club *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.*
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, July 10
@ 5 p.m.
Family Game Night
It's back! Come with the entire family and join in on the fun as we play group oriented games. (Ages 5 to 12)
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,
Families
Mon, July 10
@ 6 p.m.
Documentary Screening: Judging Crater
Judging Crater directed by Billy Sternberg: Screening and Discussion Monday, July 10 at 6 pm Billy Sternberg: "Growing up, I knew that my grandfather, Maurice Bloch, was F.D.R.’s campaign manager for Governor of New York in 1928. But I didn’t know much more than that. In my mother’s family, his death at only 38 in 1929, made my mother, grandmother, and great grandmother wonder what would have been for “poor Maury” in F.D.R.’s administration had my grandfather survived his sudden death due…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, July 10
@ 6:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Trivia Night
Come and test your knowledge in a challenging though entertaining 30-question trivia quiz. There are questions and categories for all comers, spanning subjects from music and movies to New York history, sports, literature and others in between. Individuals and teams welcome. Bring your friends and be prepared to have a good time! MONDAYS 6:30 PM–8 PM July 10, 17, 24, and 31. No registration required. First come, first served. Doors open at 6:15PM. About our trivia master Chris Vaccari:…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Tue, July 11
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Creatures of the Night
A Summer Reading Program When the sun goes down it becomes a different world! Owls are not the only animal that is active at night – mammals, frogs, toads, and even insects – make the night time come alive. The New Canaan Nature Center will bring these live animals and their sounds to you! Best for children ages 4 and older.
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 11
@ 5:30 p.m.
Teen Game Night
Game on! Teens choose from a selection of board and video games (PS4 & Wii U) to play.
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 12
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Tonight's Sky Planetarium Show
A Summer Reading Program Let us bring the night sky to you! Intrepid Educators will bring an inflatable planetarium and digital projector to your location. Once inside, students will learn about the stars and planets; the Sun and Moon; the constellations and mythology; and how sailors and astronauts can use the stars to navigate. Presented by Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. For ages 13-18 years old.
New Dorp LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 12
@ 2 p.m.
Game Night
Game Night @ 125th Street Library Every Wednesday Night 4-5:30 p.m. Join us for Family Game Night. Play Wii, or Xbox games at the library. Board games of all types are available for you to play with your friends, family, and neighbors.
125th Street Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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