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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 11:30 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. This program is capped at 35 toddlers, plus their caregivers. You can park your stroller downstairs and pick up your storytime ticket inside the children's room.
53rd Street Library
The Greene Space | 44 Charlton Street, New York, NY (corner of Varick Street)
Children,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 12 noon
Bilingual Birdies Spanish Series
This Spring we’ll bring families on an out-of-this-world experience where we teach new vocabulary related to different modes of transportation, spring colors, and a big celebration of Myla Birdie’s birthday!!! All teachers are native Spanish speakers who play guitar, percussion, and use puppets to teach in the most engaging way! Families get to bond through an intergenerational bubble dance party extravaganza at the end of each class. And it is so much more than just a language program!!! Biling…
Castle Hill LibraryChildren
Today
@ 12 noon
Art For A Lifetime
Arts for a Lifetime: Quilting Arts at Muhlenberg
The New York Public Library is offering a unique opportunity for those 50 and older. The program series is called Art For a Lifetime. Art For a Lifetime consists of eight sessions, each session will last for two hours. Each program series will end with a culminating celebration. In-Person registration is required. Limit 12 students. Quilting is a traditional folk art that has evolved into much more in the last several decades. Learn basic hand-sewing and machine technique, quilt design an…
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 12 noon
TechConnect
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Come to the Riverdale branch and sit down with a librarian for a 30-45 minute individualized computer appointment. Learn how to open a new email account, save documents, browse the Internet, download NYPL e-books, etc. Make a list of your questions and get them answered. E-reader, tablet and smartphone users welcomed. By appointment only. Appointments are not limited to Fridays. Please call 718-549-1212 .
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Today
@ 12 noon
Afternoon Open Mic
DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL, A RAP TO RECITE OR A TUNE TO SING? JOIN US ON FRIDAY’S February 16TH AND APRIL 20TH , 2017, at 3pm, FOR AN AFTERNOON OF OPEN MIC AT THE NEW AMSTERDAM LIBRARY ALL ARE WELCOME ***Disclaimer: While we accept all forms of art and entertainment, we kindly remind you to be respectful and courteous towards all of our performers and guests. Offensive behavior will not be tolerated.***
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Today
@ 12 noon
The 1960s
Kanopy Screening: 1964
1964 was the year when Americans faced choices: between the liberalism of Lyndon Johnson or Barry Goldwater's grassroots conservatism, between support or opposition to the civil rights movement, between an embrace of the emerging counterculture or a defense of traditional values. --- The 1960's was a watershed era in American history and the spirit of the decade never truly left us. We hope to address this momentous time through rich programming for all ages that commemorates, celebrates, and…
Bloomingdale Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 12:30 p.m.
Movies at the Mulberry Street Library Presents: “Baby Driver" and "Logan Lucky"
Join us at the Mulberry Street Library on Friday, April 20, 2018, for the movies "Baby Driver" and Logan Lucky" “Baby Driver“ (2017) 12:30pm – 2:30pm 112 minutes, R Rated Starring Ansel Elgort, John Hamm, Jaimee Fox, Lily James, Jon Bernthal. Directed by Edgar Wright. Talented getaway driver Baby relies on his personal soundtrack to be the best in t…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Today
@ 1 p.m.
The 1960s
Movie: Intervention (2004)
When a young Italian American couple living in the Bronx in 1968 get over their heads financially, she starts working nights and he starts moonlighting at a chop shop. These jobs bring new ... See full summary » Director: Anton Evangelista Writers: Bruno Derlin, Anton Evangelista Stars: Josephine Berretta, Gary Cancro, Donna Carroll
Morris Park LibraryAdults
Today
@ 1 p.m.
e-Services Help
Get started with borrowing ebooks on your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader. Learn how to take advantage of free access to new media from the comfort of your own home. Drop by the table near the front door with your device to get one-on-one help!
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Today
@ 1 p.m.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Pelham Bay Library – April 2018
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…
Pelham Bay LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Career Cruising!
Career Cruising is a comprehensive bilingual (English and Spanish) interactive multimedia database which features profiles and information on hundreds of occupations, 2 & 4 year colleges and universities as well as and financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Come learn how to use this valuble resource!
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Movies at 53rd: Bananas (1971)
Please come and join us to watch a movie on Friday, April 20th at 2 PM. Movie will be screened in the Community Room on the central level. Runtime: 82 Minutes. Rated GP Director: Woody Allen. Starring Woody Allen and Louise Lasser. A bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, so he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and gets embroiled in their revolution. Series: You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Today
@ 2 p.m.
TechConnect
Learn How to Download NYPL eBooks and Magazines
Learn how to download eBooks using NYPL's new SimplyE app. We will also discuss the 3M and Overdrive apps for eBooks and eAudiobooks. Also, learn hpow to download magazines using Flipster. Bring your mobile device for a hands-on demontration.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Movie Matinee
Come join us on Friday afternoons for our free Movie Matinee at the Soundview Library! April 6, 2018 Only the Brave (PG-13) 133 min A drama based on the elite crew of men who battled a wildfire in Prescott, Arizona in June 2013 that claimed the lives of 19 of their members. April 13, 2018 Love Beats Rhymes (R) 106 min A college student hones her craft as a rapper via poetry slams and hip-hop battles. April 20, 2018 Downsizing (R) 135…
Soundview LibraryAdults
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Immigrant Heritage Week
Immigrant Heritage Week: "Three Trembling Cities" Film Screening
Join us for a screening of an exciting new webseries about the lives of immigrant New Yorkers at 2 PM in the Program Room of the Mid-Manhattan Library! Entrance at 42nd Street. Three Trembling Cities: A new series about the immigrants who make New york City's heart tremble with hope, written and directred by Arthur Vincie. Watch a trailer for Three Trembling Cities and find out more about the series at http://threetremblingcities.com. PRINTABLE ANNOUNCEMENT
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Excel Genius Class 3 : Charts and Sparklines
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. ***Students will not be admitted to class more than 10 minutes after class begins.*** While we recom…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, South Court Classroom AAdults
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
Book Discussion Group
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly Poetry Collection available for pickup in the branch Books will be loaned to participants. Please contact the New Dorp Library to reserve your copy. Participants are expected to read the book in advance of the meeting and come prepared to take part in the discussion.
New Dorp LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Classes: St. Agnes Library - April 2018
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning 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 world.…
St. Agnes Library, The Pasculano Foundation Adult Learning CenterEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Game On!
Play your favorite board or card games or learn something new!
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center
Preschool of America 46 Market St
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Spring Coloring
It's Spring and we are celebrating! Enjoy an hour of coloring with friends and family.
Tremont LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Postponed
Early Literacy
Study Hour
Study hour at the Belmont library, the time to do your homework and learn.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Strengthen Your Resume
Even if you have great skills and qualifications, it can still be challenging to find a good job with a decent salary. If you aren’t getting interviews, it’s time to strengthen your resume. This workshop is a crash course for people who want to revise their resumes. We'll discuss how companies hire new staff, the 3 sections of a job posting, and address each resume section separately. We'll critique a variety of resumes and leave time for lots of questions. Sherry Natkow, M.Ed. CPRW is a career…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 014/015Adults,
Job Seekers
Today
@ 3 p.m.
DIY Day
Come and use your creativity to create something new and cool.
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Free Book Friday: Teen Edition
We're cleaning out our closet! Teenagers will have a chance to browse from an assortment of books and give them a new home. **First come first served while supplies last**
Bloomingdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Ongoing
Kids 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 upstairs Reading 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 Indoor…
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Game On!
Come and spend some “unplugged” time on Fridays playing classic board & card games like Chess, Checkers, Connect Four, Uno and many more plus some new favorites like Don’t Break the Ice, Pictureka & Scattergories! Or bring one of your own! No registration required Open to all age groups
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Board Games
Join us for an hour of board game fun! We have chess, checkers, Jenga, Sorry, Trouble, Uno, playing cards, and so much more. Play an old favorite or learn a new game with your friends. This program is for children ages six and up.
Allerton Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Advisory Group
Let your voice be heard in the Kingsbridge Library's Teen Advisory Group! TAG meetings will be held on Friday afternoons from 4-5 pm. If you are a 7th -12th grade student, you are eligible to join. So … why should YOU become a TAG member? * Brainstorm with other teens about how to improve your library. * Have a say in what books, music, etc. that you’d like us to order. * Help choose the free programs we’ll offer in the coming year. * Review books, movies, and more for the Stuff For the Te…
Kingsbridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
Frances Bodomo Shorts Collection | REWIND FILM SERIES (Day 5)
The Schomburg Center and the division for Moving Image and Recorded Sound have a rich history of collecting and preserving cinema of, or featuring black talent from across the African diaspora. REWIND 2018 will spotlight the black imagination that fashions a future from Emancipation to Afro-futurism. The series features a selection of films that express diverse global black experiences by emerging and established filmmakers. REWIND 2018 is co-curated with the Schomburg Center's Public Programs d…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Today
@ 7 p.m.
The Library After Hours
April 20: Revolutionary Journalism
Join us for the city’s most cerebral happy hour as we investigate the journalism of the 1960s. Held in conjunction with our exhibition "You Say You Want a Revolution," collections displays, films, crafts, and more will bring to life this revolutionary moment experienced by the press. And while you're here, have a drink, and dance in the halls of The New York Public Library. Revolutionary Journalism will include: A one-night-only collections display that opens the archives of The New Yorker…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Adults
Sat, April 21
@ 10 a.m.
Harlem Knitting and Crocheting Circle
The Harlem Knitting Circle meets every Saturday at the Harlem Branch Library from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. When entering the library ask the librarian if we're on the third (3rd)floor or Lower Level that day. Please bring your own materials and a food item to donate to the Snack Table. Njoya Angrum is the Creator and Director of the Harlem Knitting Circle. The ladies will guide you through! HKC is a community organization that Njoya started 7 years ago. We work primarily on an In-Kind budget-throug…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Sat, April 21
@ 10 a.m.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Hunt's Point Library April 2018
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…
Hunts Point LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Sat, April 21
@ 10 a.m.
GetCoveredNYC - Table
Organization GetCoveredNYC assists New Yorkers enroll in affordable health insurance through in-person outreach.
Stapleton LibraryAdults
Sat, April 21
@ 10 a.m.
Family Game Time
Come play board and card games in the library. We have classic games and new games, for children ages 2 to 12. Bring your friends and family. We have: Clue, Sorry, Candyland, Connect 4, Qwirkle, Monza, Uno, and more. Drop in at any time on Saturday, games are available throughout the day.
96th Street LibraryChildren
Sat, April 21
@ 10 a.m.
GetCoveredNYC (GCNYC)
GetCoveredNYC (GCNYC) is a program started in 2016 to help New Yorkers enroll in health insurance and provide them with access to primary and preventive care. GCNYC Specialists perform city-wide outreach and work closely with community based organizations to better reach those uninsured New Yorkers. GCNYC Specialists are able to assist clients in 17 languages and thru our partnerships, can arrange for uninsured New Yorkers to meet with enrollers at NYC Health and Hospitals, Department of Health…
Clason's Point LibraryAdults
Sat, April 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
Artistic Dreams International: Free Art & Leadership Program
FREE Art and Leadership Class! Artistic Dreams International and The New York Public Library invite children ages 7 to 12 to join the Artistic Dreams Visual Arts and Leadership Program! Advanced registration is required. Children must be dropped off and picked up by a caregiver. Saturdays, 10:30am-1:00pm Visit www.artisticdreams.org for more information! Or email the Program Director at kate@artisticdreams.org
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, April 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
One-on-One Computer Tutoring with NY Cares
Get help with basic questions about Microsoft Office, the Internet, Facebook and Twitter, email or formatting a resume. It's all about you! Bring your computer and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance with a qualified New York Cares volunteer. Please see a staff member to sign up for a 45 minute session or call 212-662-9727 to register by phone. Space is limited!
George Bruce Library, Computer roomAdults
Sat, April 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
The CRAFT of WAR WRITING
NEW Season – Starts MARCH 10th A VOICES FROM WAR Collaboration SPRING 2018 Free Writing Workshop for Veterans ♦ REGISTRATION OPEN ♦ and the General Public SPRING DATES: MARCH 10, 17 & 24 ▪ APR 7, 14, 21 & 28 ▪ MAY 5, 12 & 19 *NEW TIME: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm * ABOUT the CLASS: Writing starts with reading. With this in mind, The Craft of War Writing focuses on reading war narratives while considering how participants can draft their own stories. Each week, the class reads pub…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Adults
Sat, April 21
@ 11 a.m.
Origami Meetup Group
OMG NYC (Origami Meetup Group! New York City) is a group for people to come together and share in the beautiful art of Origami - the ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper). Other materials often folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws. We meet at least once a month as a large group to teach each other new models and share paper, b…
53rd Street Library, Classroom AAdults
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