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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 10 a.m.
Knitting Circle
Do you like to Knit? Crochet? Embroider? Whatever your passion, gather and socialize with others who share your interest, and perhaps pick-up a few tips and tricks as you work your own creations! Please bring your sewing supplies. Teens welcome!
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 10 a.m.
Soundview Stitchers Knitting Circle
Weekly Knitting Club every Saturday morning at 10:00am.
Soundview LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 1 p.m.
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
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Columbus Writers Circle
Columbus Writers Circle Saturday, September 9th & 23rd @ 1-3 PM Come and join a group of individuals with an interest in writing who are willing to share ideas and techniques. All genres and styles encouraged. Everyone is welcome in this friendly and supportive atmosphere. The Columbus Writers Circle meet every second and fourth Saturday from 1 -3 pm. .
Columbus LibraryAdults
Today
@ 2 p.m.
ESOL "Conversation Circle"
Improve your English language proficiency! Drop in at the 53rd St. Library's ESOL "CONVERSATION CIRCLE," an open dialogue where English language learners and fluent English speakers chat on a variety of topics including art, music, current events, leisure activities, and New York City life. Practice your speaking skills and socialize with other English language learners. No registration required. Stop on by and speak the speech!
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Jigsaw Puzzle Party
Calling all teens who love to challenge their brains with jigsaw puzzles! Come help the Hamilton Grange 3rd 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!
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Movie Day
Come on in to the Hunts Point Library and watch a movie with your family and friends. The movies for this month are: Saturday, September 9: Descendants The trouble making offspring of villainous Disney characters get a chance at redemption when they are freed from the forbidden Isle of the Lost and are allowed to attend a prep school for the first time. Saturday, September 23: Beauty and the Beast (2017) Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is a live-action re-telling of the studio's animated…
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomFamilies
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Knitting Circle
Got knitting skills? If not, want to learn? We’ll provide some supplies, but everyone must bring his or her own yarn.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Family Films
Join us in the Soundview Library for our Family Films! Feel free to bring a snack to munch on! September 9, 2017 TBA September 16, 2017 Bolt (PG) 96 min Misadventures of a canine action star of a hit TV series who actually believes he has superpowers and winds up abandoned in NYC. September 23, 2017 Meet the Robinsons (G) 96 min An orphaned science whiz is whisked into the future in a time machine. September 30, 2017 Smurfs : The…
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
Teens
Teen Anime #YAatPK
Naruto Bleach Love to read manga? Come watch the anime based on it! View your favorite anime show or movie with friends at Parkchester! Those first to arrive will choose what we watch.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Teens
Board Game Bonanza
Pick from our assortment of board and card games and challenge your friends to a match! Games include Connect 4, UNO, Jenga, chess, and checkers.
Woodstock LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, September 25
@ 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
Mon, September 25
@ 1 p.m.
Creative Writing Class
Join John Nangle as he coaches you to unleash the hidden storyteller within! Weave your poetic tapestries and astound your friends. You have talent, you have time. Your literary life will never be the same!
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Adults
Mon, September 25
@ 2 p.m.
Riverdale Knitting Circle
Gather with other knitters, and perhaps pick up a few tips and tricks as you work on your own creations.
Riverdale LibraryAdults
Mon, September 25
@ 3 p.m.
Movie Monday presents "Monsters University" (G)
Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn't always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. Monsters University unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Mon, September 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
DIY Tween Craft
Hey tweens! Come enjoy cool do-it-yourself crafts with your friends in the teen area. Programming begins at 3:30 pm.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, September 25
@ 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)
Mon, September 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Movie Mondays
Come watch movies with your friends & be the critic
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, September 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Game On!
Got the gaming moves? Show off your skills with the controller and challenge your friends to a game in the library. Play the Wii or Board Games or Cards. Grades 6 and Up.
Pelham Bay LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, September 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
FAMILY STORYTIME & CRAFTS
Join us for story time fun for the whole family! Children from ages 3 to 7 years old, and their parents/caregivers, can enjoy new and classic picture books, story crafts, and meet new friends in the neighborhood.
Castle Hill LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Mon, September 25
@ 4 p.m.
Kid Flicks
Join us in our community room for our children's film showing. Watch short films based on popular picture books. The perfect way to meet up with friends and end a busy day. All films subject to last minute substitutions. Showing: The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate The Wash, and Cat in the Hat
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, September 25
@ 4 p.m.
Minecraft
Stop by for an hour and play Minecraft with friends and other teens. Challenge your friends to a tournament or just play for fun!
Grand Concourse Library, Young Adult RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, September 25
@ 4 p.m.
Movies for Kids
Join us and enjoy a feature film with your friends! All ages are welcomed!
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, September 25
@ 4 p.m.
Game On! Gaming for Teens & Kids
Have you got gaming moves? We've got two Wii's and a PS3, and we want YOU to show off your skills with the controller and challenge your friends to a game in the library. Who knows, you might make new friends, too! Also board games (chess, checkers, Connect Four, etc.). And if you are a beginner, we can help get you started!
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, September 25
@ 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
Mon, September 25
@ 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)
Mon, September 25
@ 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)
Mon, September 25
@ 5:30 p.m.
Yorkville Writing Circle
Need a quiet space to write? Want to meet other writers in the neighborhood? Come join our writing circle at Yorkville! All writing styles, levels, and genres are welcomed. Participants will free write in our quiet Community Room and have the opportunity to discuss their work with other participants. No sign-ups required.
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, September 25
@ 6 p.m.
Teen Tech Time
Come hang out with your friends in a cool, casual environment. Listen to music & chat with your friends. Use laptops to do your homework, watch videos, play games, & more!
Mosholu LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, September 26
@ 10 a.m.
Ongoing
Circle of Care—Caregiver Support
Are you a caregiver for a loved one? Have questions about Alzheimer's and dementia? Have a free one-on-one consultation to help ease the stress of caregiving.
Parkchester LibraryAdults
Tue, September 26
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Read & Play
Children from birth to 3 years old and caregivers can take part in wonderful stories, discover amazing toys, and meet new friends in this fun, informal program.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, September 26
@ 11 a.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Computacion Privadas
Si desea aprender a navegar el internet, obtener un correo electrónico con Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail o aprender como usar tu Facebook, Skype, Oovoo, Tableta personal, Laptop, o Nook, puede llamar a la biblioteca y preguntar por Caroline. Para las clases privadas tiene que llamar y hacer una cita. Las clases duran una hora. Tenemos clases privadas por la mañana y por la tarde. Elija la hora y el dia que usted quiere tomar las clases privadas. Las clases que ofrecemos de computación en español son:…
Hunts Point LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, September 26
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
STORYTIME: Circle Time
Children from birth to 3 years old and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays while spending time with other toddlers. Limit of 15 children with their caregivers. First come / first serve basis. Every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, September 26
@ 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
Tue, September 26
@ 2 p.m.
Words With Friends: Scrabble at Riverdale
If words work you up and crossword puzzles keep you going, come to Riverdale and share your passion with you friends every Tuesday afternoon for a lively game of Scrabble.
Riverdale LibraryAdults
Tue, September 26
@ 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)
Tue, September 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teens
Teen Karaoke #YAatPK
Karaoke is Japanese for "empty orchestra." Come fill up Parkchester's community room with your renditions of songs by your favorite artists. We know Parkchester has talent and a love of music. Come share yours and bring your friends!
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, September 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
Board Games & Legos
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.
Mosholu Library, Adult/Young Adult Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, September 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
Children's Film Screening: Smurfs the Lost Village
Follow Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to discover a long lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does! Join us every Tuesday for Children's films!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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