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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Lounge Center
Do you love being creative and let your imagination reach out to the sky? Come and Join other children in amazing Lego creations on our new exciting Lego table!
Tremont LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
DIY Herb Garden
A Summer Reading Program Learn a new skill and craft for a cause! Projects will vary. Examples: Cards for soldiers and elderly, hats for preemie babies, toys for shelter animals and more! Presented by Jailin Acevedo. For ages 13-18 years old.
Columbus LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Build a Better World
The theme of this year’s Summer Reading is Build a Better World. All summer we will work on various projects, crafts, etc. which focus on how we can make our community, neighborhood and world a better and more beautiful place!
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Story Time (all ages)
The librarian will share favorite, new, and seasonal stories. Coloring pages and crayons will be on hand to share after the reading. This storytime is held on the second floor storytime rug.
Muhlenberg LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Book Discussion and Pizza Party: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic: Alison Bechdel
The Hamilton Grange Teen Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic: Alison Bechdel. Time: 4-5 pm Location: Hamilton Grange Lower Level All Book lovers welcome. ​Book discussion 12 person limit. PICK UP YOUR BOOK AT THE INFORMATION DESK SIGN UP AND READ THE BOOK in order to join the PIZZA PARTY .
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 4 p.m.
MakerSpace
During this time we'll be doing a variety of different things from building with makey makeys, to exploring new software, and more!
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Adult Jewelry Class
We will be making the famous cleopatra necklace. NEW TIME FOR THE CLASS IS 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Clason's Point Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 4:30 p.m.
Teen Advisory Board
Teens, earn your community hours! Every Wednesday at 4:30pm at Riverdale Library! Come make a difference in the library while earning your community hours! Help us write book reviews, create zines, make a branch video, shelve material, and beta-test tween programs! We’ll be trying out new crafts, experimenting with video-editing programs, making zines for the first time, and carrying out whatever ideas you bring to the table!
Riverdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4:30 p.m.
WRITE NOW with NY Writers Coalition
Want to get past your writer's block or just put pen to paper and see what happens? Join New York Writers Coaltion and author Laura Stampler at Jefferson Market Library this summer for free, weekly creative writing workshops that will bring out those powerful stories we have yet to share on the page. Poetry, prose, theater, rhymes, and everything in between — all created in a single room! This workshop is open to young writers (Ages 13-18) of all genres, backgrounds, and experiences. Snacks, wr…
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 6 p.m.
Colette Inez Poetry Reading
Wednesday, June 28 at 6 pm “I was conceived in Paris, the unexpected outcome of a love affair between a French archivist and a French-American priest. In her ninth month, my mother crossed the border into Belgium where I was born soon and soon after packed off to the Catholic sisters, my stern caretakers for the next eight years. I'm not sure what patron saint of journeys I need to thank for my escape from Europe before the World War II occupation, but landing on the shore of Long Island didn'…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Today
@ 6 p.m.
Teen Lounge @ George Bruce
Every Monday and Wednesday teens take over the George Bruce basement. Play Yu-Gi-Oh, craft, grab some snacks, grab your friends and just chill out! Use the time to relax, unwind, and get to know new and old friends!
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion Group: "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War" by Mary Roach
Join us at the Mulberry Street Library for a discussion of Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach. Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier’s most challenging adversaries – panic, exhaustion, heat, noise – and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. By the New York Times best-selling author of Stiff, Bonk, and Gulp. Published in 2016 by W.W. Norton & Company. 285pp. All Public Library Programs are free of charge. Please note: this is the Mul…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Free as Gods: How the Jazz Age Reinvented Modernism, with Charles A. Riley II, curator, critic, professor of English, and author of more than twenty books on the arts.
This illustrated lecture provides a wide-ranging look at the connections inside the core group of avant-garde artists in Jazz Age Paris. It .offers a fresh examination of both canonic and overlooked writers and artists and their works, by revealing them in conversation with one another. The author's celebration of the many masterpieces shows how the creative community of postwar Paris supported astounding experiments in content and form that still resonate today. Events at The New York Public…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
The Women Behind "Salome of the Tenements"
Salome of the Tenements is a now-lost classic of 1920s silent film, a tale of romance and struggle among Jewish immigrants on the Lower East Side. Behind the plot of the movie lay a tale perhaps even more remarkable, that of the four women who helped bring it to life. Alan Robert Ginsberg chronicles the story in his new book, The Salome Ensemble: Rose Pastor Stokes, Anzia Yezeierska, Sonya Levien, and Jetta Gould. He will discuss it with Budd Mishkin, broadcast journalist and former host of NY1'…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, June 29
@ 9:30 a.m.
TechConnect
HTML for Beginners
The New York Public Library offer HTML for beginners classes, learn how easy to follow and understand some of the basics in HTML web design using simple code to build your website. This class introduces patrons to basic in coding fundamentals.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
Thu, June 29
@ 10 a.m.
Aequora at The New York Public Library
Aequora is a weekly introductory Latin course run through the Paideia Institute. Students work with talented Latin teachers and high school mentors to learn the language through translation, games and activities. Latin is the language of the ancient Romans and the mother af all Romance languages. Learning Latin lets you read exciting ancient and medieval poems and storie, helps you understand difficult English vocab, and makes it easier to learn related languages like Spanish, French, and Ital…
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 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, June 29
@ 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, June 29
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler/Preschool Story Time
Join us for songs, rhymes, picturebook stories, simple craft activity, and snack packed in 45 minutes! For two and three year-olds and their care givers. No pre-registration is needed, but the space is limited to 20. First-come, first-serve.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 10:30 a.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for BEGINNER ENGLISH SPEAKERS: St. Agnes Library - June 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 BEGINNER level speakers of English. Each class will focus on several of the 100 citizenship test civics questions. A new topic each week! Just come to the classes you need! TOPICS in June: May 30, June 1: Europeans Arrive in America and the Colonial Period June 6, June 8: The Declaration of Independe…
St. Agnes Library, The Pasculano Foundation Adult Learning CenterEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Thu, June 29
@ 11 a.m.
Columbus Library Classic Movie
Old Acquaintance 1943; 110 Minutes; Warner Bros.; Not Rated Starring – Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, Gig Young, John Loder & dolores Moran Director – Vincent Sherman Bette Davis plays established writer Kit Marlowe, whose friend Millie, a melodramatic writer of trashy novels, is envious of Kit's husband and child. The 20-year friendship endures until Kit meets an exciting new man, and their friendship is put to the test.
Columbus LibraryAdults
Thu, June 29
@ 11 a.m.
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, June 29
@ 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, June 29
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby and Toddler Free Play
Enjoy our toys in an unstructured environment and meet new friends! For babies and toddlers 0-3 years.
67th Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 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, June 29
@ 11:30 a.m.
TechConnect
HTML for Beginners | Tables
The New York Public Library offer HTML for beginners classes, learn how easy to follow and understand some of the basics in HTML web design using simple code to build your website. This class introduces patrons to basic in coding fundamentals.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
Thu, June 29
@ 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, June 29
@ 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, June 29
@ 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, June 29
@ 1 p.m.
City Island Scrabble Club
If you’re looking for some friendly competition, then join our Scrabble Club! Come in and flex your vocabulary muscles. You may even learn a thing or two while you’re making some new friends. Note: Limited to 12 participants, registration required. Call 718-885-1703 or stop by the branch to reserve your spot! Thursday June 1st, 15th and 29th at 1 PM
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, June 29
@ 1 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…
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, June 29
@ 1:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Digital Media Basics
Uploading. Downloading. Streaming. Sharing. Get familiar with these terms while discussing the new technologies that use them.
Countee Cullen Library, TechConnect Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, June 29
@ 2 p.m.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) join forces with Capt. Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) to free Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from Davy Jones' locker. Meanwhile, the crew of the Flying Dutchman ghost ship wreaks havoc on the Seven Seas. The friends must navigate dangerous waters to confront Chinese pirate Sao Feng (Chow Yun-Fat) and, ultimately, they must choose sides in a battle wherein the pirate life hangs in the balance. Running time: 2 hours and 50 minutes
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Thu, June 29
@ 2 p.m.
Thursday Afternoon Film Matinee Presents: Lion
LION Synopsis: After getting lost on the streets of Calcutta as a five-year-old, thirty-year-old Saroo sets out to find his lost family. Director: Garth Davis Starring: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, Sunny Pawar, David Wenham Rated PG-13 | 118 minutes | The Weinstein Company | 2016 *Please Note: Films are subject to last minute change or cancellation. Open captioning upon request.
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, June 29
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
HTML for Beginners | Navigation Bar
The New York Public Library offer HTML for beginners classes, learn how easy to follow and understand some of the basics in HTML web design using simple code to build your website. This class introduces patrons to basic in coding fundamentals.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
Thu, June 29
@ 2:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Wildlife Superheroes
A Summer Reading Program! Have you ever wondered why some of our most popular superheroes are often named after animals? Spiderman, Batman, and Aquaman all share traits with their particular animal namesake whether it be great strength, great stealth, or the ability to live underwater. A visit by a New Canaan Nature Center naturalist will give participants an up-close look at several creatures with an array of “super” qualities that makes each a “wildlife superhero” in its own right. Come disc…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 2:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH SPEAKERS: St. Agnes Library - June 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, June 29
@ 3 p.m.
The NEW Retirement: Finding Purpose in Your "Third Act"
Are you retired? About to retire? Thinking about retiring? Welcome to the “NEW” Retirement! Baby boomers are healthier and living longer than previous generations. We are pioneers in the search for a meaningful and purposeful “third act." Come join speaker, trainer, and certified professional coach, Barbara Phillips, to clarify (or re-clarify) what is most important to you at this stage of life AND learn from other retirees. You will learn: • How to clarify your purpose • The values that a…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, June 29
@ 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)
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