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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
Teen Café
Come join us for fun in the community room. Just come and hang out with your friends! Bring your snacks, soda, coffee, homework, music, check out a laptop and browse the Internet. Ages 12 - 18.
New Dorp LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Canceled
Teen Time
Come hang out with your friends in a cool, casual environment. Bring snacks to enjoy while you listen to the radio and chat with your friends. Use laptops to do your homework, watch videos, play games, and more! Teen Time will be cancelled on days when New York City schools are not in session.
St. Agnes LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Lounge
Relax with your friends, use laptops, read, play games, or study. It’s up to you! Teens can bring snacks.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Tech Time
Come hang out with your friends in a cool, casual environment. Listen to the radio & chat with your friends. Use laptops to do your homework, watch videos, play games, & more!
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 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)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Wii Hour
Kids can go on an adventure with enjoyable fascinating video games! Show your friends what you are made of in an hour of gaming at the library.
Tremont LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Jigsaw Puzzle Party
Calling all teens who love to challenge their brains with jigsaw puzzles! Come help the 67th Street Teen Space (1st floor) complete our collection of challenging jigsaw puzzles! It's a great way to exercise your mind while relaxing with friends. Puzzlerific! Ages 12-18 welcome!
67th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teens
Game On! Nintendo Wii @ Parkchester #YAatPK
.sixty img{ width: 60%; height: auto; } Got the gaming moves? Show off your skills with the controller and challenge your friends to a game in the library. Join us for Nintendo Wii @ Parkchester!
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Lounge
Looking for extra computer time? Need homework help? Like snacks? Relax with your friends, play games, or study-- it's up to you! Stop by Teen Lounge, every Wednesday afternoon in the Community Room.
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Lab
Teen's meet to play their favorite games, relax, and mingle with their friends.
Allerton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Trivia
Compete against your friends to see who knows the most random facts and can solve the most brainy puzzles.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Game Night
Game Night @ 125th Street Library Every Wednesday Night 4-5:30 p.m. Join us for Family Game Night. Play Wii, or Xbox games at the library. Board games of all types are available for you to play with your friends, family, and neighbors.
125th Street Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Picture Book Stories in the Library
After a busy day at school come to the library for a relaxing time filled with stories. You can join you friends in the library and listen to some of your favorite stories both old and new. Ages 4 - 7
St. Agnes Library, Community Program RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Lounge
Hang out, eat, drink, play games, draw, paint or just chat with friends.Something you want to do? Just let us know. For grades 6 and up.
Pelham Bay LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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
@ 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 LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 11:30 a.m.
Book Discussion: Americanah
Join us as we discuss Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Fiction award. A story of of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home. The novel traces the story of Ifemelu’s life in Nigeria and the U.S., weaving together the love story of her high school love Obinze. A librarian and/or trained book discussion leader will facilitate discussion.
West New Brighton LibraryAdults
Thu, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 1 p.m.
Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
Registration is now closed for this class. Engage in the joy and challenge of reading, memorizing, and acting Shakespeare! In this eight-week course (plus culminating event), we will delve into the demands and pleasures of Shakespeare, mindful that the plays weren’t written as ‘literature’ but as texts for actors to perform. Every class session will include a brief physical and vocal warm up. No acting experience necessary! The course will culminate in a final performance of select monolog…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
When ghostly pirate Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) comes to collect a blood debt, Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) must find a way to avoid his fate lest his soul be damned for all time. Nevertheless, the wily ghost manages to interrupt the wedding plans of Jack's friends Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley). Running time: 2 hours and 31 minutes
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Thu, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 3 p.m.
Canceled
Teen Time
Come hang out with your friends in a cool, casual environment. Bring snacks to enjoy while you listen to the radio and chat with your friends. Use laptops to do your homework, watch videos, play games, and more! Teen Time will be cancelled on days when New York City schools are not in session.
St. Agnes LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 3 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, May 25
@ 3 p.m.
TechConnect
Friends with Google CS First
Work together. Create. Code. Create cool projects with a friend! Design and program your own two-player games, create animated stories, and imagine your future. Learn about how people change the world with computers. Grab a friend and sign up! You don’t need any experience with computers to sign up. Just bring your creativity and curiosity!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Wii Gaming for Kids
Play Wii games at the Library with your friends. Ages 6-12
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 4 p.m.
Game On
Play your favorite board or card games with your friends. Play favorites such as Connect 4, Uno, Jenga or join in a game of chess or checkers. All skill levels are welcome to attend!
Woodstock LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 4 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, May 25
@ 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 teens so come make it your own!
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, May 26
@ 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, May 26
@ 10 a.m.
Early Literacy
Open Playtime
Come play at the library with toys and friends! Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers can join us for unstructured play and casual reading in a warm social environment.
58th Street Library, Community Meeting Room
Botanical Gardens
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
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