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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, July 12
@ 3:30 p.m.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Cinderella chafes under the cruelty of her wicked stepmother and her evil stepsisters, Calliope and Minerva, until her fairy Godmother steps in to change her life for one unforgettable night.
Van Cortlandt LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, July 13
@ 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 13
@ 4 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library presents New Releases Movie Night: Silence
Two 17th-century Jesuit priests travel to Japan to locate their mentor, who has allegedly renounced his faith. There, their devotion is tested when they discover that Japanese Christians are being systematically exterminated. Directors Martin Scorsese. Production year 2016, Rating R, Studio Paramount Pictures, Runtime 161 minutes. Cast Liam Neeson, Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield, Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hinds.
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Thu, July 13
@ 5 p.m.
Jigsaw Puzzle Night
Drop in for an evening of socializing and jigsaw puzzle fun!
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Fri, July 14
@ 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 14
@ 2 p.m.
Anime!
TEENS! Join us for Anime and fun.
West Farms Library, Story Hour RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 14
@ 2 p.m.
Film: Belle de Jour
In perhaps one of her most controversial film roles porcelain perfect Catherine Denuve leads a double life. At night she is a loving wife to her middle class husband, but during the day she explores the life of a prostitute in a Parisian bordello. Shocking for its time the film still delivers. Directed by Luis Bunuel. Starring Catherine Deneuve. Color. 1967. 100 mins.
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, July 14
@ 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)
Fri, July 14
@ 6 p.m.
Open Book Night: Liberty & Happiness
We are having a book social! We hope you’ll come and share a book you loved reading! What to expect at Open Book Night: 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell us what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. We want to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. Our theme this month is LIBERTY & HAP…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Mon, July 17
@ 2 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.
Bloomingdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, July 17
@ 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 17
@ 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)
Mon, July 17
@ 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
Mon, July 17
@ 6:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Teddy Bear Sleepover
Bring your teddy or other favorite stuffed animal to the library for stories and crafts! Leave your stuffed friend here overnight and pick them up the next day @ 12 noon to see what happens at night when the library lights go out! For ages 3 & up. Pre-regisration begins one week in advance in person or by phone.
Tottenville LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 18
@ 5 p.m.
Spades Night
Join us for an evening of competitive fun, playing the card game Spades.
Westchester Square LibraryAdults
Tue, July 18
@ 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 19
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Book Discussion: The Lovers
Join us once every month to discuss the latest book pick. For the convenience of our avid readers, we offer a day (The Day Readers) and night (The Night Readers) book discussion. Please see the attached fyler for more information. Pick up your copy today!
South Beach LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, July 19
@ 12 noon
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Ticket Distribution Line!
An evening at Free Shakespeare in the Park means a starlit night enjoying Shakespeare’s enchanting stories at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. In July/August, the Public Theater will present a production of Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This year, the Public is proud to partner with The New York Public Library to distribute free vouchers for Shakespeare in the Park. On Wednesday, July 19th, we invite you to wait in line at Hunt's Point Library for up to two free ticket…
Hunts Point LibraryAdults,
50+,
Children,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wed, July 19
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Graffiti Art Remix
A Summer Reading Program Learn how to create traditional and futuristic graffiti art lettering and character design. Create the hottest manga and anime characters and mash with abstract, symmetrical and geometrical artwork. Presented by DJ SpazeCraft-Aaron Lazansky. For ages 13-18 years old.
125th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 19
@ 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.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 19
@ 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)
Wed, July 19
@ 6 p.m.
Adult Book Discussion: The Lovers
Join us once every month to discuss the latest book pick. For the convenience of our avid readers, we offer a day (The Day Readers) and night (The Night Readers) book discussion. Please see the attached fyler for more information. Pick up your copy today!
South Beach LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, July 20
@ 3 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.
Francis Martin LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, July 20
@ 4 p.m.
Teens
Anime Hour
Do you love anime? Come join us during our anime hour to share and discuss your favorite anime. We will come together each week and choose a title to watch and share our thoughts.
Woodstock LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 20
@ 4 p.m.
STEAM Night: Projects for grades k-6
It’s time for Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics! We will do simple science projects and create! For grades k-6. Limited to first 20 children. First come, first served.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, July 20
@ 5 p.m.
Jigsaw Puzzle Night
Drop in for an evening of socializing and jigsaw puzzle fun!
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Fri, July 21
@ 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 21
@ 2 p.m.
Anime!
TEENS! Join us for Anime and fun.
West Farms Library, Story Hour RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 21
@ 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 22
@ 1 p.m.
Instant Shakespeare - A Midsommer Night's Dreame
The Instant Shakespeare Company is dedicated to the proposition that Shakespeare is for Everyone! The company organizes annual readings of ALL of Shakespeare's plays using original Folio & Quarto texts. Founded and run by Paul Sugarman, we have started our 17th Season of Readings of ALL of Shakespeare's plays. Shakespeare for Everyone!The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Sat, July 22
@ 2:30 p.m.
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 22
@ 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 24
@ 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 24
@ 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 24
@ 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 25
@ 5 p.m.
Spades Night
Join us for an evening of competitive fun, playing the card game Spades.
Westchester Square LibraryAdults
Tue, July 25
@ 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 26
@ 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)
Thu, July 27
@ 4 p.m.
Teens
Anime Hour
Do you love anime? Come join us during our anime hour to share and discuss your favorite anime. We will come together each week and choose a title to watch and share our thoughts.
Woodstock LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 27
@ 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
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