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Tue, February 21
@ 10 a.m.
Money Matters
AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation
Doors open at 10:00 a.m. Tax filers will be assisted on a first come, first served basis. Service cannot be guaranteed on any given day. However, you can return the following day/week or visit another of our over 25 sites in Manhattan or 3 sites in the Bronx. (www.nypl.org/taxhelp) Be prepared - bring the following: Government Issued Photo ID Social Security Cards for you and all dependents All Income related items All Deduction related items NEW: If you purchased health insurance t…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 1Adults,
Businesspeople
Tue, February 21
@ 10 a.m.
AARP Free Tax Preparation Service at the Muhlenberg Library
AARP will provide free tax preparation for New Yorkers on Tuesdays and Fridays. This program will start on Tuesday, February 3, 2017 and end on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Please note: Patrons will be seen on a first come, first serve basis and the doors will close when the site reaches capacity. You're more than welcome to wait outside before the library opens at 10 AM, however, no one will be permitted inside the building until 10 AM.
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, February 21
@ 10 a.m.
Open Computer Lab
Need extra time on computer to search and apply for jobs or to reformat your resume? Come and use designated computers for extra computer time. Tuesdays 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Thursdays 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Castle Hill LibraryAdults
Tue, February 21
@ 10 a.m.
Online Tax Prep
You can prepare and file your tax return electronically with some help from a tax assistant...all for free. To participate in this free program, you must: • Earn less than $64,000 (adjusted gross income; per tax return). • Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills • Bring all necessary documentation and information (see Tax Time flyer at www.nypl.org/taxhelp) NEW: If you purchased health insurance through the marketplace, bring form 1095-A, and dependents' proof of inc…
Castle Hill LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, February 21
@ 10 a.m.
Early Literacy
Early Literacy Play Time Space
Come have some fun in our new Early Literacy play space! For ages 4 and under.
Aguilar LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, February 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
NEW PROGRAM: Morning Manipulatives
Morning Manipulatives Toddlers have fun with age appropriate hands-on toys while developing their fine motor skills! This program will take monthly on select Tuesdays.
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, February 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Five Senses
Get ready for some ooey gooey family fun in this new five-session workshop, offered at 30 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. Space is capped at 12 children, so please register in advance at the library.
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, February 21
@ 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. First come, First served: Tickets will begin distribution at 10am. When the 10:30 program is full, we will begin distributing the 11:15 tickets.
Inwood LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, February 21
@ 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 21
@ 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
Tue, February 21
@ 11 a.m.
Ongoing
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, Meeting RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, February 21
@ 11 a.m.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Chatham Square - 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 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, February 21
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Join us to enjoy new and classic stories, interactive songs, and rhymes. Toddlers from 18 months to three years old and their caregivers are welcome to attend and meet others from the neighborhood. *Important changes to this program starting 2/21/17 You spoke up, and we listened. Due to the popularity of our toddler storytime, starting on February 21st the program will be ticketed and held in our Community Room on the Central Level. 35 toddlers, along with their caregivers, are welcome to att…
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, February 21
@ 11 a.m.
Free Income Tax Preparation
Free Income Tax Preparation. Tax Counseling for Seniors and Individuals with Income under 50,000. Administered through the VITA/TCE Foundation. *ELECTRONIC FILING ONLY* Bring with you: 1. Copy of last year’s Tax Return 2. W2form-Wage & Earnings Statement from employer. 3. 1099G Form-Interest, Dividends, SSA,RRB-1 4. Forms mailed to you by the Internal Revenue and NY State Dept. of Taxation 5. Any other information conc…
Richmondtown LibraryAdults
Tue, February 21
@ 11:15 a.m.
Toddler Playtime
Join us for an hour of play with our new toys! Sensory toys, a lego table, magnets, and many more stimulating toys available.
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, February 21
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Lapsit
Babies from birth to 18 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
Morningside HeightsChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, February 21
@ 11:15 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. First come, First served: Tickets will begin distribution at 10am. When the 10:30 program is full, we will begin distributing the 11:15 tickets.
Inwood LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, February 21
@ 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 21
@ 12 noon
AARP Free Tax Help
**Taxpayers will be taken on a first come, first served basis. There is a limit on how many returns can be completed in one day. Taxpayers who cannot be accommodated within the hours set forth above can return the following week or visit another of our sites in Manhattan or the Bronx. Our AARP volunteers, who are certified by the IRS, will prepare both federal and state returns for people of all ages within the limits of their skill and training. Virtually all tax returns will be prepared us…
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults
Tue, February 21
@ 12 noon
Microsoft Office 2010
Excel Genius Class 1 : Logic Functions
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 21
@ 1 p.m.
It's Tax Time. Go Get Your Refund!
You can prepare and file your tax return electronically with some help from a tax assistant...all for free. This service is offered on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays 10 AM - 12 PM & Tuesdays and Thursdays 1PM - 7 PM at the Countee Cullen Library To participate in this free program, you must: Earn less than $64,000 per year (per tax return) Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documentation and information; it is listed below. For more in…
Countee Cullen Library, Conference Room AAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, February 21
@ 1 p.m.
NYSOH - Table
New York State of Health representative will be at the library assisting patrons in enrolling in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Stapleton LibraryAdults
Tue, February 21
@ 1 p.m.
Center for Independence of the Disabled
Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York (CIDNY), in partnership with the New York Public Library, will provide information about public benefits including SNAP, Rent Freeze, Housing and more at the Parkchester Library.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomAdults
Tue, February 21
@ 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 21
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Colormania Club
Come relax and color away your stress with the latest "Adult" activity! If you're an adult looking for a fresh, new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life, try our new coloring club. Sitting down to color a picture can be effective as meditation in reducing stress. Try one of our adult coloring sessions to see for yourself. We'll provide the pictures and and colored pencils or bring your own if you prefer. No rules here - you may outside the lines. Red grass and green…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, February 21
@ 2 p.m.
Ballet Exercise Class for Adults
Come dance with us! Here’s your chance to experience the ballerina in each of us. Learn basic ballet steps and experience the joy of dancing in a class that combines ballet and exercise specifically for older adults. You’ll have fun as you dance and see for yourself the benefits of ballet for good balance, agility and grace. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to have fun. Come for the whole month or just drop in. No experience necessary. About the instructor: Jennifer Grambs, trained in…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, February 21
@ 2 p.m.
It's Tax Time. Go Get Your Refund!
You can prepare and file your tax return electronically with some help from a tax assistant...all for free. This service is offered on Mondays*, Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the St. George Library Center. It will run from January 24th through April 15th. *(No Monday hours in January) To participate in this free program, you must: Earn less than $64,000 per year (per tax return) Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary document…
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, February 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
TASC Preparation
If you are thinking about earning your GED diploma and taking the TASC but have questions about how to get started and how to prepare, attending this information session will be your next step towards your goal. We will cover the characteristics and structure of the TASC, the new and only high school equivalency test offered by the state of New York. Learn how to register for the test, what you need for test day, and about the different resources the New York Public Library freely offers to help…
Sedgwick LibraryAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Tue, February 21
@ 3 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Excel Genius Class 1: Logic Functions
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 21
@ 3 p.m.
Crafternoons!
What are we going to make today? Every week features a new exciting craft project, so fire up your imagination and join us for Crafternoons at Washington Heights! Projects will be perfect for ages 6 and up. Children 5 and under should have a helper!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, February 21
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Five Senses
Get ready for some ooey gooey family fun in this new five-session workshop, offered at 30 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. Space limited to 12 children. Participants will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, February 21
@ 3:30 p.m.
Makerspace Time
In the library we get together to invent, create, discover and learn! Join us for an amusing time to produce, create, and invent whatever your imagination dreams about!
Tremont LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, February 21
@ 4 p.m.
PRESCHOOL TIME & PHUN WITH PHONETICS
Enjoy books, finger plays, action ryhmes and a simple craft.For ages 2 1/2 to 5 years and caregiver. After craft head over to community room to play games with your child to develop new words.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, February 21
@ 4 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library presents New Releases Movie Night: Magnificent Seven
Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. Rating PG-13, Runtime 128 minutes, Release Year 2016; Director Antoine Fuqua Synopsis In this remake of the classic 1960 oater of the same name (itself a Western remake of Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece, The Seven Samurai), seven gunslingers join forces in order to protect a small town from a mining tycoon (Peter Sarsgaard) and his goons, who plan to seize the residents' land by force. The seven-man army is led by a mysterious bounty hunter (Denzel Washington…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Tue, February 21
@ 4 p.m.
PRESCHOOL TIME & PHUN WITH PHONETICS
Enjoy books, finger plays, action ryhmes and a simple craft.For ages 2 1/2 to 5 years and caregiver. After craft head over to community room to play games with your child to develop new words.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, February 21
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Book Discussion
Are you searching for new interesting books to read and enjoy? Come and join our meeting in Teen Zone.
George Bruce LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, February 21
@ 4 p.m.
Creative Crafts
Get your creativity going! Join us each week to complete a great new seasonal craft project to take home.
Hamilton Fish Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, February 21
@ 4 p.m.
Tech Tuesdays
Tech Tuesdays!!! Come out and learn new games and programs using laptop computers! Every Tuesday at 4 PM in the Teen Lab!
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, February 21
@ 4 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - African-American Voices
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! All readings will take place on the First Floor - Room 101 February 2017 — African-American Voices Wednesday, February 1, 1:00 PM Tuesday, February 14, 4:00 PM The Space Traders by Derrick Bell On January 1, 2000, a fleet of spaceships land on Earth with a bounty ofprecious resources such as gold, clean energy technology, and fossil fuel. The aliens only ask the United States delegati…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, February 21
@ 4 p.m.
Project Art
The New York Public Library is partnering with Project Art to bring you visual art classes taught by emerging contemporary artists in dynamic, small-group workshops. Space is limited to 15 participants ages 4-7. Please visit ProjectArt.org for sign-up information. When registered participants do not show, their spots will be given away on a first-come first-served basis to 15 children ages 4-7 accompanied by an adult.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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