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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Stay Well Exercise Program
The New York Public Library and the Department for the Aging are jointly sponsoring weekly stay well exercise classes for older adults, please join us.
Kips Bay LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Tutoring Club
Having trouble reading or ELA? Need extra support getting homework done? Tutoring (K-5th) is available with the librarian at Soundview Library, Monday afternoons from 3 pm to 5pm during the school year. Please register your student for a 30 minute tutoring session at the circulation desk the week prior. There is a five (5) minute grace period. ¿Tiene problemas para leer o ELA? ¿Necesita apoyo adicional para hacer la tarea? Tutoría (K-5) está disponible con el bibliotecario en la biblioteca…
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Excel Genius Class 5: Pivot Tables
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…
Morningside Heights, Computer ClassroomAdults
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Who's the King? Chess @ New Amsterdam
All ages are welcome! Play a game of chess! Join us every Monday from 3-4pm!
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
50+,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Adults
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Make the Road NY Information Table
Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Please visit their table at the Port Richmond Library to learn more about their services.
Port Richmond LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Immigrants,
Adults
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Art
If you like art, join us and learn something new! Express yourself in art using watercolors, crayons, markers, paints, and found objects. You will create your own pieces of art. You will also have the opportunity to explore the NYPL art collection and art images of the NYPL Digital Gallery. All programs are free of charge.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Study Hour
Complete your schoolwork and learn
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Five Senses
Get ready for some ooey gooey family fun in this new five-session workshop, offered at several library locations! A family program designed for preschool children and their caregivers, these sessions will be a hands-on exploration of the five senses hearing, touch, smell, taste and sight. Workshop series is FREE.
Morrisania LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Kids Tec Time*
Get Techy! Come explore with us some new cool technology like makey makey and LittleBits and much more!
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Ongoing
Teens Unplugged!
While modern technology offers us opportunities that are truly incredible and life-changing, it's important to remember that you can still have quite a lot of fun without staring at a screen. Come join us in the downstairs Meeting Room to make new friends while playing a variety of card and board games! If the event leaves you wanting more unplugged fun, check out some of these books filled with ideas for creative games and activities: Unbored Games: Serious Fun for Everyone The Ultimate Indo…
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Storytime: Read Aloud
A book is read aloud to the group by the librarian. Afterwards, participants are encouraged to discuss the book and what they believe will happen next.
Tremont LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Chinese Calligraphy
Learn the art of Ink painting. Artists will learn the art of lines and structure, the harmonious and rhythmical motion. This art represents a form of beauty that does not rely on realistically copying nature. Ink painting is emphasis on lines and use of ink with different amount of water. Teens will also learn how to use traditional ink painting technique to paint contemporary images and abstract images. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by Wall Street Chinese
Tompkins Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
American Girl Tea Party
Join us for a tea party to welcome our new American Girl doll, Z Yang, to the Mulberry Street Library! Please bring a favorite doll or stuffie to help celebrate. Snacks, a craft, and a free American Girl doll book will be provided. For children ages 3-12 years and their caregivers.
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Read to Mildred, our New York Therapy Dog!
Come read to our therapy dog Mildred! These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can't wait for you to come read them a story. Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend! Pre-registration is required for each 15-minute slot and opens 1 week in advance. For ages 5 and up. Available every Monday!
Webster LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Read, Make, & Take (ages 3-5): Preschool Storytime
Pre-schoolers and their caregivers can enjoy classic fairy tales, folk tales, and new picture books. Each session ends with a craft. For ages 3-5; limited to 25 children.
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Homework Help
Start the school year right by setting aside time to do your homework. Get stuck? Librarians will also provide basic homework help.
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Game On! Gaming for Teens & Kids
Have you got gaming moves? We've got two Wii's and a PS3, and we want YOU to show off your skills with the controller and challenge your friends to a game in the library. Who knows, you might make new friends, too! Also board games (chess, checkers, Connect Four, etc.). And if you are a beginner, we can help get you started!
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
The Homeworking Hour
Need help with your homework, and adjusting to the school year??? 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)
Today
@ 5 p.m.
Precision medicine
Precision medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. This approach allows doctors and researchers to predict more accurately which treatment and prevention strategies for a particular disease will work in which groups of people. It is in contrast to a one-size-fits-all approach, in which disease treatment and prevention strategies are developed for the average person, w…
Countee Cullen Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Today
@ 5:30 p.m.
Headache-Free Holidays
Holiday time can be filled with joy and fraught with challenges in almost every area of our lives. This is especially true for people who suffer from tension headaches, migraines, or a combination of both. Learn about common holiday pitfalls that can trigger headaches and migraines and precautions you can take to prevent them — while managing everything gracefully. We’ll explore foods, drinks, travel, stress, family, fun, and expectations. Jan Mundo, CMSC, CMT, has been healing headaches, inclu…
Webster Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 5:30 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Classes: St. Agnes Library - December 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
Today
@ 6 p.m.
1967: Monday Night Films
This November kicks off the 50th anniversary of Jefferson Market as a library! To celebrate this milestone we are offering films made only in 1967! As you might imagine, it is quite an eclectic bunch as 1967 on so many fronts was quite a transitional and tumultuous year! November 6 at 6pm: Belle de Jour (1967; 100 mins.) Young housewife Séverine (Catherine Deneuve) cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre (Jean Sorel). Directed by:…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Today
@ 6 p.m.
Human Rights Law 101
Human Rights 101 This workshop introduces participants to basic concepts, protections and obligations under the New York City Human Rights Law. Specific topics include prohibited discriminatory practices in employment, housing, public accommodations, as well as bias-based harassment and biased-based profiling by law enforcement. Protected classes under each of these areas are described in detail. Recent additions to protected classes in employment under The Law are discussed, including th…
Seward Park LibraryAdults
Today
@ 6 p.m.
History by Michael John LaChiusa
Michael John LaChiusa is a five-time TONY Award nominated composer, lyricist, and librettist for his Broadway productions of The Wild Party, Marie Christine, and Chronicle of a Death Foretold. LaChiusa’s acclaimed off-Broadway musicals have been seen at The Public Theater and Lincoln Center, and include Giant, Queen of the Mist (Outer Critic’s Circle Award, Best Musical), See What I Wanna See, First Lady Suite, Bernarda Alba, Hello Again, Little Fish, First Daughter Suite, and Four Short Operas:…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
CANCELLED - Photography Culture: HYCIDE Magazine
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the program with HYCIDE has been cancelled until further notice. Founded by photojournalist and filmmaker Akintola Hanif, HYCIDE is a photography magazine dedicated to stories of survival and freedom. HYCIDE, the White Privilege/Black Power double issue, presents new and revelatory ways of viewing the construct of race and how it shapes our individual and collective consciousness. The issue features stories and images by Jamel Shabazz, Zun Lee, Denene Mi…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Mid-Sentence | Fantastic Fictions
Upcoming authors and established masters of speculative fiction share new books. Featuring: N. K. Jemisin, Hugo Award–winning author of the Broken Earth trilogy S. A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling, The Ballad of Black Tom, The Devil in Silver, and Big Machine Now that the once-outsider genres under the umbrella of speculative fiction are firmly ensconced in the mainstream, how are recent sci-fi and fantasy books enriching and reinventing…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Tue, December 12
@ 10 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Excel Genius Class 6: VLOOKUP and INDEX/MATCH
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…
New Dorp LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 12
@ 10 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Excel Genius Class 5: Pivot Tables
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…
Morningside Heights, Computer ClassroomAdults
Tue, December 12
@ 10 a.m.
Coffee and Connections
For people who are experiencing homelessness or who know someone who is homeless. New York has many great resources and services for people experiencing homelessness but it can be challenging to gain access to them. Every month we host an expert who will be available to answer your questions, and provide useful tips and information. Join us for coffee every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. This program is provided by the New York Public Library in partnership with the Department of Homele…
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
Persons Without Homes
Tue, December 12
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Story Time, December's Theme: Winter
December's shirvery cold winter themed stories and activities for 3 to 5 year olds.
Soundview LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, December 12
@ 10:30 a.m.
Chinese Chess || 中國象棋
Strategy board game for two players; checkmate opponent's general (king) to win; Learning, interacting and having fun with Chinese chess! 戰略棋盤,兩個參賽者的遊戲; 贏對手的將軍(國王); 學習與互動的中國象棋!
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
50+,
Immigrants,
Adults
Tue, December 12
@ 10:30 a.m.
Tummy Time!
Help your baby to love tummy time! (And for babies who already love being on their tummies, learn new ways to interact and play!) Bond with your baby through hands-on techniques which support and enrich infant development. Many parents see improvements in their baby’s tummy-time comfort or other movements such as reaching and rolling, during the workshop! It’s not just for tummy-time: learn to interact through touch in ways that support your baby’s overall development and build your bond. Click…
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, December 12
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Baby Space at St. George Library
Join us for songs, rhymes, and simple picture book stories for babies, followed by a 30-min playtime. Meet other parents and babies ! This program is intended for babies and young toddlers under 2 year-old. It's never too early to bring your baby to the library! Every Tuesday. No registration necessary. Please join our mailing list for St. George Library's early childhood programs and notices.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, December 12
@ 10:30 a.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Classes: St. Agnes Library - December 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, December 12
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Story Time/Play Time
Bring your toddler (18m-3years) for a morning of stories, songs and rhymes to help their brains grow! Make new friends afterwards while your child plays. Space is limited to 25 toddlers and their care givers. Recommended age 18months-3 years old.
Inwood LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, December 12
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
STORYTIME: Circle Time
Children from birth to 3 years old and caregivers can take part in wonderful stories, discover amazing toys, and meet new friends in this fun, informal program. Craft Included. Limit of 15 children with their caregivers. First come / first serve basis.
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, December 12
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Story Time
Bring your child (birth to four years old) for a morning of stories, songs and creating a craft to help their brains grow! Limited to 25 children and their parents/caregivers. While you're here, be sure to check out the Library's great collection of children's stories, both old and new.
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, December 12
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Walkers from 18 months to 3 years and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. **On December 12th we'll be hosting a special FERDINAND storytime to celebrate the release of the new movie.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren
Tue, December 12
@ 11 a.m.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Chatham Square - December 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 to your child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate Level English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos. Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you. This program…
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, December 12
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time with Richard
Toddlers (walking to 36 months) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
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