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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, August 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Preschoolers from 3 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy new and classic picture books, action songs, and related activities, and meet other preschoolers in the neighborhood.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for BEGINNER ENGLISH SPEAKERS: St. Agnes Library - August 2017
Walk-in Classes - NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! These citizenship classes are for adults preparing to take the United States Citizenship Test in the next 6 months to 2 years. This program is for HIGH BEGINNER level speakers of English. Each class will focus on several of the 100 citizenship test civics questions. A new topic each week! (The same topic on Tuesdays and Thursdays.) Just come to the classes you need! TOPICS in August: Aug. 1, Aug. 3: Voting and Amendments Aug. 8, Aug. 10: The Fl…
St. Agnes Library, The Pasculano Foundation Adult Learning CenterEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Thu, August 24
@ 10:45 a.m.
Early Literacy
Bitty Book Buddies
A fun and interactive program for babies and toddlers ages 0-36 months. Hear stories, sing songs, play with puppets, shake your sillies... and make new friends! Please note that the Monday session takes places before the library opens to the public. Doors open @ 10:30am and close at the start of the program, approximately 10:45am Limited to 30 children. First come, first served. Music & toys will be provided before and after the program - meet other caregivers/parents in the neighborho…
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 11 a.m.
Stories in the Shade
Join us at Pelham Bay Park for stories and fun as part of the New York Public Library summer reading program: Build a Better World! Under the Gazebo at the Playgroung for All Children (Along Bruckner Blvd. near Middletown Road)
City Island LibraryAdults,
50+,
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Adults,
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 11 a.m.
Ongoing
Early Literacy
Story Time: Puzzles and Play
Children from birth to 4 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and work with puzzle sets, also spend time with other children in the neighborhood. Limit to 25 children and their 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
Thu, August 24
@ 11 a.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
(CEIS) Eastchester Library Employer Pop-Up Recruitment Event
(CEIS) Career, Education and Information Services is pleased to announce our Pop-Up Recruitment Events, a fast, simple approach for employers to identify, screen and review credentials, as well as select potential employees for their organizations. Please join us, and meet with Recruiters who are screening candidates for: Retail - Manufacturing - Warehouse Associates - Construction Flaggers - Restaurant Workers - Airport Cabin Cleaners - Health Care Professionals - Baggage Handlers Wheelc…
Eastchester LibraryAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Thu, August 24
@ 11 a.m.
Summer Reading Closing Celebration
Come join us for our BLC's Summer Reading Closing Celebration. Every participant who signed up for this year's summer reading program will receive a certificate and a bag of incentives.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
Thu, August 24
@ 11 a.m.
IncludeNYC
INCLUDEnyc brings love, equity, and access to young people with disabilities in New York City by providing them and their families with the resources and support they need. INCLUDEnyc gives families with children and young people from birth to age 26 with any disability the knowledge, confidence, and skills they need to make informed decisions, effectively access and navigate systems and services, and the ability to advocate for themselves and other young people. They actively work to chan…
West New Brighton LibraryAdults,
Children,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 24
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Preschoolers from 3 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy new and classic picture books, action songs, and related activities, and spend time with other preschoolers in the neighborhood.
Countee Cullen Library, Story Hour RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Pre-School Storytime and Craft
Your pre-readers will improve literacy skills that they need for their upcoming kindegarten year. This story time features longer books which are accompanied by a variety of activities, including puppetry, dramatics, simple crafts, and flannel boards. (Ages 3-5).
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 12 noon
TechConnect
Walk-in Computer Help
Do you need quick help with a computer problem? Confused as to how to download e-books on your new smartphone or tablet? Stop into the Riverdale Branch Monday through Friday at 12 PM and someone will be available to help you. First come, first served. *Smartphone and tablet users should know device password in order to download apps. **Kindle users should know their Amazon account username (e-mail address associated with your account) and password.
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, August 24
@ 12 noon
TechConnect
Computer Basics / Computación Básica
Are you new to computers? We can help! Topics covered include parts of the computer, mouse movement, getting started with email and social media and more. Quieres aprender cómo usar una computadora? Podemos ayudar! Los temas cubiertos incluyen partes del movimiento ordenador, ratón de computadora, primeros pasos con el correo electrónico, y las redes sociales y más.
Jerome Park LibraryAdults
Thu, August 24
@ 12:30 p.m.
Canceled
Artsy Afternoons: Salt Painting
It’s the end of the week and you are looking for something relaxing to do; and lucky for you, the New Amsterdam Branch has just the thing to help you finish out the week. Join us for relaxing afternoon of artistic fun, as we work together to create something beautiful. SIGN UP IN PERSON OR BY PHONE WALK–INS WELCOME ***Disclaimer: This is not a therapy session. This program is meant for creative and relaxation purposes only.***
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Thu, August 24
@ 1 p.m.
Kips Bay Library Presents Throwback Thursday Theater: Johnny Guitar
Synopsis A saloon owner stands up to four stagecoach robbers who take her friends hostage, with the help of a mysterious old friend of hers, a man known as Johnny Guitar. Directors Nicholas Ray. Production year 1954, Rating NR, Studio Paramount Pictures, Runtime 110 minutes. Cast Joan Crawford, Mercedes McCambridge, Sterling Hayden, Scott Brady, Ward Bond.
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Thu, August 24
@ 1 p.m.
SHSAT Prep at the Library
Are you getting ready for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT)? Join our summer long study group! Learn basic test taking skills and practice SHSAT questions. Registration required and limited to 10 students. To register click here, stop by the library, or call 718-863-0436 Preference is given to students taking the test this year.
Westchester Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 24
@ 1 p.m.
Classic Movie Thursday
Come and join us to watch some movies:​ Harriet Craig- Rating NR, Runtime 94 minutes, Release Year 1950, August 10 Romeo and Juliet - Rating PG, Runtime 110 minutes, Release Year 1968, August 17 Sabrina - Rating NR, Runtime 112 minutes, Release Year 1954, August 24 Witness for the prosecution - Rating NR, Runtime 120 minutes, Release Year 1957, August 31 Subjected to cancellation and change
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, August 24
@ 1 p.m.
Community Information
Retro Board Gaming and Jigsaws for Adults
Share your passion for gaming the old fashion way. If words excite or inspire you, and crossword puzzles keep you going, then Scrabble is your game! Are you a Chess or Checkers champion? Whether you're a master or just starting out, show off your best moves! If you like wheeling and dealing, Monolopy's the game for you! Join us for some lively board time! Jigsaws are every 2nd Thursday. All levels of play are welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends to play with.…
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 24
@ 1 p.m.
Board Games for Adults
Join us at the library for a fun afternoon of board games and good music! Meet new friends and play Monopoly, Scrabble, Chess , Trivia Pursuit and many more! Bring your own games, friends (and your skills!)
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults
Thu, August 24
@ 1 p.m.
Canceled
A Moment of Zen: Meditation Group
Scientific studies show that just 10 minutes of meditation a day relieves stress and improves your health and well-being. Take time out of your busy schedule to come to the New Amsterdam library to learn meditation and find inner peace. Twice a month we will teach, practice and discuss meditation. No prior experience necessary -- just bring an open mind!
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Thu, August 24
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Chess Club
Learn new techniques and practice with your friend at the library. Prepare for an upcoming chess tournament!
Morris Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 24
@ 2:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH SPEAKERS: St. Agnes Library - August 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, August 24
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Bilingual Birdies: Trio Sing-Along
Summer Reading Celebration! Enjoy a 45-minute class-like performance with three musicians playing guitar, percussion, and trumpet where families can learn new words and dance along as they make new friends. Presented by Bilingual Birdies
Inwood LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
The Ribbles Build a Residence
A Summer Reading Program The ABCs: architecture, building, and construction. Soon after their lovely insect nuptials Mr. and Mrs. Ribble are expecting a baby Ribblet, and they need a new home for their family! Mr. Ribble wants to go big with a four-grasshopper garage, but Mrs. Ribble convinces him to build a dream home that is more environmentally and neighborhood friendly. By playing interactive games and discovering basic building techniques the audience will help draw a ground plan while Thi…
Richmondtown LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Lounge
Play videos games, hangout with friends, use laptops to watch videos or simply read a book All New York Public Library programs are free of charge
Castle Hill LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, August 24
@ 3 p.m.
SHSAT Prep
Join our summer program, in partnership with StuyPrep, and learn the skills necessary to tackle the Specialized High School exam! Space is limited, please register by visiting the Grand Concourse Library or calling 718-583-6611. Preference is given to rising 8th and 9th graders taking the exam this year.
Grand Concourse LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
The Amazing World of Animals
A Summer Reading Celebration! Join the staff of the New Canaan Nature Center for an all-around furry, scaly, and feathery adventure into the world of the animal kingdom. Meet a variety of live animals and get an up-close look at what makes them all so awesome! We will also look at some animal artifacts to help us better understand the amazing adaptations these creatures possess. Best for children ages 4 and older.
Soundview LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Movie at Melrose Library: Hidden Figures
Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world
Melrose LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
StuyPrep at the Library (SHSAT Class)
Are you getting ready for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT)? Join our summer long study group! Learn basic test taking skills and practice SHSAT questions. Registration required and limited to 10 students. To register, stop by the library, or call 718-931-0636. Preference is given to students taking the test this year.
Morris Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 24
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Reading Hour
Build A Better World Through Reading! Grow your mind while discovering a great story. Share ideas and understand different perspectives. Books are the tools you need to learn new things, get inspired, and find ways to help our communities.​ Every Thursday we'll set aside one hour and discuss all the great books we are reading during the summer! Meet new friends and explore new ideas! Snacks and refreshments will be served.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Thu, August 24
@ 4 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library presents New Releases Movie Night: LA LA Land
Synopsis Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Director for writer/director Damien Chazelle, and winner of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe® Awards, LA LA LAND is more than the most acclaimed movie of the year — it’s a cinematic treasure for the ages that you’ll fall in love with again and again. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams — and finding each other — in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love.…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Thu, August 24
@ 4 p.m.
Game Night and Best Books Chat
Join us for checkers, chess, and more games! You are welcome to bring your own game to share with new friends, or to borrow one of the library’s games. First, talk about your favorite book that you read this summer! For school-age children.
Battery Park City Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 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, August 24
@ 5 p.m.
Chess Club
Join us for the Chess Club for beginning, intermediate, and advanced level at George Bruce Library. Challenge your skills and learn new tactics and strategies. Chess activities are for kids and teens. Ages 7-18.
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 24
@ 6 p.m.
"No Free Speech for Fascists?": a Six Session Course
Thursdays, July 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 6 pm to 8 pm Few topics on the political left arouse more passion and trigger more discord than free speech. One tradition, tracing back to the 1930s, says, “No free speech for fascists.” Today, it would also silence racists, anti-Semites and Islamophobes, misogynists, lookists, and homophobes. When protesters at Berkeley prevented a rightwing provocateur from speaking in February of this year, President Trump threatened to cut federal funding…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, August 24
@ 6 p.m.
16mm Film Screening: The Village on Film
Please join us for a screening of 16mm films from the special collections of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts! The Films: Village Sunday (1960; 13 mins.) A docudrama that captures the spirit of Greenwich Village on a Sunday afternoon, this lively film attests to the vast array of local residents, artists, and tourists that populate this New York City neighborhood. Features musicians, poets, and artists in and around Washington Square Park as well as processions from th…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, August 24
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Your Podcasting Questions, Answered
REGISTER HERE. Event is full! You are welcome to come to the event in case there are any no-shows from the registration list, yet we cannot guarantee a spot. Have you been thinking about starting a podcast? Or have you already launched one and want to make it grow? Are you trying to figure out what are the best ways to monetize your podcast? Or the best ways to promote it? Or do you need to figure out what the best equipment is? With so much info out there (which sometimes is unclear and even…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, August 24
@ 6:15 p.m.
TechConnect
圖片編輯 (Photo Editing for Beginners Using PIXLR)
Chinese Language Only: 學習使用PIXLR在綫圖片編輯網站
Seward Park Library, Adult Learning CenterAdults
Thu, August 24
@ 11 p.m.
Stories in the Shade
Join us at Pelham Bay Park for stories and fun as part of the New York Public Library summer reading program: Build a Better World! Located at Pelham Bay Playground Under the Gazebo along Bruckner Blvd. near Middletown Road For Children of All Ages
Pelham Bay LibraryAdults,
50+,
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Adults,
Children
Fri, August 25
@ 10 a.m.
Community Information
Bridge Club
Are you a Bridge buff? Put your game face on and show off your best plays. Join the fun and meet new friends! All players welcome!
Riverside LibraryAdults
Fri, August 25
@ 10:30 a.m.
Great Kills Adult Coloring Group
Tired of seeing the world in black and white or dealing with the gray areas of life? Immerse yourself in the stress reducing and meditative world of coloring. As seen on Fox News, NBC News and USA Today, this new trend has many health benefits. Come color with us. You will be tickled pink. We will supply the coloring sheets and colored pencils. This group meets on Fridays at 10:30 am.
Great Kills LibraryAdults
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