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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 5 p.m.
Gaming for Kids
Challenge yourself, your friends, and meet other kids in the neighborhood as you play cool games on our Wii U or PS3! Recommended for children ages 5-11.
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 5 p.m.
Game On @ Hamilton Grange
Wii, PS3 - Wii, PS3 Got the gaming moves? Show off your skill with the Wii remote or the Sixaxis controller and challenge your friends to a game in the library. Take part in our tournaments! For ages 12 to 18.
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 5 p.m.
Teen Cafe
Come join us for fun on the Hamilton Grange Teen Floor! Just come and hang out with your friends! Bring your snacks, soda, coffee, (to eat in designated areas!) homework, iPod, check out a laptop and browse the Internet. Play videogames on the PS3 ! Ages 12 - 18.
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 5 p.m.
Kids Movie
Watch a movie at The Library with friends! Caption
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, February 23
@ 10 a.m.
Writing Circle
Join us for a writing circle every Thursday. The group is focused on autobiographical writing, but all genres are welcome. Writing sessions consist of a short stream-of-consciousness writing activity, then sharing and discussion of work produced from that activity or of work brought from home. Space is limited. If you are interested in joining the group, please speak with the Adult Librarian.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Thu, February 23
@ 11 a.m.
Sewing Circle
Work on your hand sewing and needlework skills! Free, no materials required! Aprende a coser a mano! Gratis, no hay materiales requeridos!
Francis Martin LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Thu, February 23
@ 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, February 23
@ 11:30 a.m.
Canvas Painting for Adults
Create works of art on canvas alongside other adults and friends!
Dongan Hills LibraryAdults
Thu, February 23
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time
Enjoy songs, books, and free play with friends at the library!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, February 23
@ 1 p.m.
City Island Scrabble Club
If you’re looking for some friendly competition, then join our new 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 February 9th and 23rd at 1:00 p.m.
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Thu, February 23
@ 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, February 23
@ 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, February 23
@ 3 p.m.
Teens
Teen Board Game Bonanza
It's back to the good old days. Join your friends and roll the dice. Move pieces by hand instead of with a mouse click. Join us for some old fashioned board game fun. For ages 12 to 18.
Countee Cullen Library, Teen SpaceTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, February 23
@ 3 p.m.
Study Hour
Work on your homework alone or with friends, and get help, if you need it, from the YA Librarian.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, February 23
@ 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, February 23
@ 3 p.m.
Knitting Circle
Gather with other Knitters and perhaps pick-up a few tricks as you work on your own creation.
Mosholu LibraryAdults
Thu, February 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
Yu-Gi-Oh No You Didn't
Are you the card wizard? Think you've got what it takes to unlock the mystery of the perfect deck? Come in and challenge your friends to a Yu Gi Oh duel to see who is the master of the monsters! For ages 12 to 18.
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, February 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Video Games
Come have some friendly competition with your friends on the PS3 and PS4.
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, February 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Tech Time
Need some computer time to get your homework done? Want to practice your typing or learn some code for an hour? Want to play around on Minecraft with your friends? Come hang out at our Tech Time!
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, February 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teens
Board Game Bonanza
Teens! Challenge your friends to a game every Thursday @ 3:30PM. Board games include Ticket to Ride, Dominion, Pandemic, Bananagrams, Uno, chess, and more. Feb 2: Bananagrams Feb 9: Pandemic Feb 16: Ticket to Ride Feb 23: Scrabble
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, February 23
@ 3:45 p.m.
Teen Tech Time
Hang out with friends as we use laptops to explore various topics like gaming, research databases, writing a resume, and more! For ages 12 to 18.
Jerome Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, February 23
@ 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, February 23
@ 4 p.m.
Picture Book Story Time
Come meet your friends at the library and listen to some of your favorite picture books. It's a great way to end a busy day. Ages 3 and older.
Yorkville Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, February 23
@ 5 p.m.
Circle of Security [Family Resource Center - Parenting Class}
For any parent or caregiver with children in their care under five years old. Learning Objectives of the Training: • Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read the emotional needs • Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions • Enhance the development of your child’s self esteem • Honor your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure Call 718-698-5307 to register
St. George Library Center, AuditoriumAdults,
Parents/Caregivers
Thu, February 23
@ 5:30 p.m.
Teen Café
Hang out with friends, draw, write, chat, eat, browse the internet, and do homework. Also make sure to bring your snacks, coffee, and beverages. Light refreshments are available. Teen Café is exclusively for ages teens so come make it your own!
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, February 24
@ 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, February 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Ongoing
Early Literacy
Story Time: Read and Play
Bring your little ones (birth to four years old) for a morning of stories, songs and rhymes to help their brains grow! Make new friends afterwards while your child plays with various learning and fun toys. Limited to 25 children and their caregivers/parents.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, February 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Come to our story circle to share old and new tales. For ages 2.5. - 5. Songs and Prizes too!
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, February 24
@ 11:15 a.m.
Story Time
Every Friday at 11:15am at the Andrew Heiskell Talking Book and Braille Library! Friends of all ages and their parents/caregivers are invited for stories, action songs, and group play while becoming acquainted with other friends in the neighborhood! All Ages welcome! Parents/caregivers participation required!
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, February 24
@ 11:45 a.m.
Play Time
Every Friday at 11:50am at the Andrew Heiskell Talking Book and Braille Library! Friends of all ages and their parents/caregivers are invited to become acquainted with other friends in the neighborhood!
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, February 24
@ 2 p.m.
Frozen Sing-Along!
Come belt out your favorite tunes to the beloved winter movie about Elsa, Anna and all their Arendelle friends!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
Families
Fri, February 24
@ 2 p.m.
Craft Circle
Come with any craft that you do: knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, needlepoint, rubber band bracelets, macrame, lanyards, or whatever else you like to create!
Allerton LibraryAdults
Fri, February 24
@ 3 p.m.
Teens
Teen Game On!
Got the gaming moves? Show off your skills with the Wii and challenge your friends to a game in the library. Take part in our tournaments! For ages 12 to 18.
Countee Cullen Library, Teen SpaceTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, February 24
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Program: Anime Club
Join us for an afternoon of anime watching, fun, and Japanese-influenced activities. Bring your friends!
Baychester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, February 24
@ 3 p.m.
Card Games
Teens, come play Uno, Rummy, Spades and more. Join friends to play card games in the Teen Center.
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, February 24
@ 3 p.m.
Wii Fridays!
Back by popular demand, Wii has returned! Stop by the Teen Corner on Fridays to school your friends, show off your skills, and claim bragging rights.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, February 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Board Games Galore
Candyland, Connect 4, Sorry!, and more. Sign out a board game on Friday afternoons and play with friends or family in the library.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, February 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Wii Love Gaming!
Challenge yourself, your friends and meet other kids in the neighborhood as you play cool Wii games on the big screen in the children's room! Challenge the librarian and you will probably win.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, February 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Video Games
Come have some friendly competition with your friends on the PS3 and PS4.
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, February 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Canceled
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 starting 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 Indoo…
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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