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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teens
Teen Book Club
Love to read? Join our monthly book club! New to 2017, the Teen Book Club aims to read books in all formats and in all genres. Each month, we’ll read a book in a different format (like e-books!) or a different genre; just like last year, it doesn’t matter what book you read as long as you come ready to talk about it with other teens! Need a book suggestion? Ask a librarian at the 2nd floor info desk. March's theme will be comic books and manga!
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Anime & Manga Club
A space where everything anime and manga related is discussed. Otakus unite!
South Beach LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, March 25
@ 11 a.m.
Women in Comics Con
WinC-Con is an annual comic and arts convention in the heart of America's cultural center: New York. We are a gathering of writers, artists, and other content creators coming together to celebrate women in the creative arts! Join us for engaging panel discussions, browsing vendors, and expanding your knowledge base of creators and works available; diverse creators and characters alike! WinC-Con is a fast-growing convention that puts marginalized voices on the forefront. Get access to hard to fin…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Sat, March 25
@ 1 p.m.
ProjectArt
Unleash your creativity! Students will develop their creative and problem solving skills through hands-on lessons led by experienced teaching artists. Classes introduce Art History topics and vocabulary which will be applied to the exploration of drawing, painting, and mixed media work. At the end of the semester, all students will have their work displayed in a student exhibition at a professional art gallery in NYC. Registration is limited Ages 8-12
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, March 25
@ 2:30 p.m.
Ongoing
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)
Sat, March 25
@ 4:30 p.m.
Project Art: Unleash your Creativity
Students will develop their creative and problem solving skills through hands-on lessons led by experienced teaching artists. Classes introduce art history topics and vocabulary which will be applied to the exploration of drawing, painting, and mixed media work. At the end of the semester, all students will have their work displayed in a student exhibition at a professional art gallery in NYC. Age: 4–12 year olds Registration required
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, March 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Project Art
Students will develop their creative and problem solving skills through hands on lessons led by experienced teaching artists. Classes introduce art history topics and vocabulary which will be applied to the exporation of drawing, painting and mixed media work. At the end of the semester, all students will have their work displayed in a student exhibition at a professional art gallery in NYC. Ages 8-12 only and registraton is required.
Allerton Library, Children's RoomChildren
Mon, March 27
@ 4 p.m.
Art Studio
Draw manga, graffiti, or freestyle, or just sit down and color! It's your choice. All materials will be provided; just bring your creativity!
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, March 27
@ 4 p.m.
Making Comics 101 Series
A rundown on today's comics industry and what you need to get a comic book made. Basic character design, themes, targeting audiences, genres, scripting, writing, drawing, inking and printing will be touched upon as teens create their own premise and story 'bible' en route to creating their very own comic! Best for ages 5 and older. Presented by Ivan Velez
Hamilton Grange LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, March 28
@ 1 p.m.
Art for a Lifetime
Over the course of the 8-session program, adults will develop new skills in painting and drawing. They will learn how to use Acrylic paint to create amazing masterpieces inspired by natures' wonders. Two of the eight sessions will deal with creating your own Sumi-E artwork piece which is an Ink wash painting originated in East Asia. Art Instructor: Rosalba Henao
Eastchester LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, March 28
@ 3 p.m.
Get the Geek Out: Anime Club!
Do you like anime or manga? Join us for episodes of a different anime every Monday! Take the chance to talk with your peers about some of your favorites, chill out and sketch some characters.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, March 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Project Art
Students will develop their creative and problem solving skills through hands on lessons led by experienced teaching artists. Classes introduce art history topics and vocabulary which will be applied to the exporation of drawing, painting and mixed media work. At the end of the semester, all students will have their work displayed in a student exhibition at a professional art gallery in NYC. Ages 8-12 only and registraton is required.
Allerton Library, Children's RoomChildren
Tue, March 28
@ 4 p.m.
Manga Got Game
The sports manga is a very popular read; from the social realness of REAL (wheelchair basketball), to the comedy and angst of PRINCE OF TENNIS, SLAM DUNK and PRINCESS NINE (girl's baseball) ... they all focus on the trials and tribulations of young people with dreams. We teach our youth basic storytelling and drawing skills as they create their own characters who play in the sport they love best, as well as how to infuse their sports tales with real life dramas and dreams. Presented by Ivan Vele…
Kingsbridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, March 28
@ 4 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club
Read Manga. Watch Anime. Earn and win prizes.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, March 28
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Anime Club
Do you love reading manga and watching anime? Come to the teen room to discuss your favorite manga and watch your favorite series. Paper and colored pencils will be provided for young adults who want to draw their favorite characters or create their own.
High Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, March 28
@ 4:30 p.m.
Arts & Crafts
Explore your imaginative & creative ablilities through painting, drawing, etc.
Melrose LibraryChildren
Tue, March 28
@ 4:30 p.m.
Project Art: Unleash your Creativity
Students will develop their creative and problem solving skills through hands-on lessons led by experienced teaching artists. Classes introduce art history topics and vocabulary which will be applied to the exploration of drawing, painting, and mixed media work. At the end of the semester, all students will have their work displayed in a student exhibition at a professional art gallery in NYC. Age: 4–12 year olds Registration required
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, March 28
@ 5:15 p.m.
Open Studio: Still Life
Join other potential artists of the community in the Riverdale Library for an evening of drawing in a judgment free and relaxing environment. We will provide the still life. Limited sketching supplies are available and you are welcome to bring your own materials.
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, March 28
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
"Sharing Jokes across Cultures: Problems and Possibilities" with Carol C. Gould, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Political Science, City University of New York and author of "Interactive Democracy: The Social Roots of Global Justice."
Drawing on the author's recent book as well as current events, this illustrated lecture analyzes several examples of jokes—American, Jewish, Irish, Egyptian, Eastern European, etc.—and some hard cases of offensive jokes and cartoons that have provoked visceral reactions from various cultural communities. It also considers the uses of humor for enhancing cross-cultural understanding in contemporary social and political life. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, March 29
@ 4 p.m.
Manga Workshop
Focusing on Japanese and American style comics, the students learn the history and nuts and bolts of this very popular form of comics, and make connections to their own experiences and cultures as they create their own characters for their own comics. They pick a genre, a target audience and a theme, and first create CHIBIs (childlike characters with large heads and little bodies) ... then move on to designing themselves as a Manga star! This is usually followed by a short Quiz contest where the…
Eastchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, March 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
How to Read and Write the Japanese Alphabets: Katakana
If you are an anime and manga lover, you probably have some desire to aquire some Japanese. A good place to start is with the alphabets! Japanese has three alphabets; this session will introduce you to katana, with which you will write words foreign to the Japanese language such as "anime" (from animation).
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, March 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
How to Read and Write the Japanese Alphabets: Hiragana
If you are an anime and manga lover, you probably have some desire to aquire some Japanese. A good place to start is with the alphabets! Japanese has three alphabets; this session we will continue to learn hiragana, with which you can virtually write any Japanese word.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, March 30
@ 4:30 p.m.
Project Art: Unleash your Creativity
Students will develop their creative and problem solving skills through hands-on lessons led by experienced teaching artists. Classes introduce art history topics and vocabulary which will be applied to the exploration of drawing, painting, and mixed media work. At the end of the semester, all students will have their work displayed in a student exhibition at a professional art gallery in NYC. Age: 4–12 year olds Registration required
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 30
@ 6 p.m.
Drawing from Observation
Drawing is a basic practice that underlies all visual thinking. This course will focus on drawing from still life and on location in the historic Jefferson Market Library. We will utilize the rich architectural details, decorative motifs and lush garden as subjects. Emphasis will be placed on drawing from observation. Students will use a variety of black and white media to investigate the basic elements of visual language through a series of observations, exercises, and projects. This course is…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Fri, March 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Anime Club!
Do you love reading manga and watching anime? Come to the teen room to discuss your favorite manga and watch your favorite series. Paper and colored pencils will be provided for young adults who want to draw their favorite characters or create their own.
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, March 31
@ 4 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club
Come meet up and talk about your favorite Anime and Manga series with your fellow Otaku at Mariners Harbor Library! We will also be showing episodes of your favorite anime series that YOU can pick. Snacks are included.
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, March 31
@ 7 p.m.
TeenLIVE
Reading Without Walls: A Conversation with Author Gene Luen Yang
The New York Public Library encourages Reading Without Walls! We are celebrating the launch of this initative with the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Gene Luen Yang. Join us for a conversation on Friday, March 31 at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building from 7 PM - 9 PM. The Reading Without Walls Challenge celebrates the freedom to read and encourages readers to explore books about characters who look or live differently than you, topics you haven't discovered, or formats you h…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults
Sat, April 1
@ 1 p.m.
ProjectArt
Unleash your creativity! Students will develop their creative and problem solving skills through hands-on lessons led by experienced teaching artists. Classes introduce Art History topics and vocabulary which will be applied to the exploration of drawing, painting, and mixed media work. At the end of the semester, all students will have their work displayed in a student exhibition at a professional art gallery in NYC. Registration is limited Ages 8-12
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 3
@ 3 p.m.
Circuits on Paper
Participants create an LED illuminated greeting card or work of art that they take with them at the end of the program. In this workshop, students start by drawing an original design on paper, (the artwork layer), decide how they want to illuminate their art, and then I help them to create an electrical circuit with copper tape, a coin cell battery and surface-mount LEDs to light up their creation. Presented by David Peins, Robodyssey. For ages 13 to 18 years old.
Throg's Neck LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 3
@ 4 p.m.
Making Comics 101 Series
A rundown on today's comics industry and what you need to get a comic book made. Basic character design, themes, targeting audiences, genres, scripting, writing, drawing, inking and printing will be touched upon as teens create their own premise and story 'bible' en route to creating their very own comic! Best for ages 5 and older. Presented by Ivan Velez
Hamilton Grange LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 3
@ 4 p.m.
Documentary Film Series: Batkid Begins (2015)
The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city of San Francisco join forces to grant a five-year-old boy's wish to become Batman for a day, drawing worldwide attention. Running time: 1 hour and 27 minutes
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Mon, April 3
@ 4 p.m.
Art Studio
Draw manga, graffiti, or freestyle, or just sit down and color! It's your choice. All materials will be provided; just bring your creativity!
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, April 4
@ 3:30 p.m.
Project Art
Students will develop their creative and problem solving skills through hands on lessons led by experienced teaching artists. Classes introduce art history topics and vocabulary which will be applied to the exporation of drawing, painting and mixed media work. At the end of the semester, all students will have their work displayed in a student exhibition at a professional art gallery in NYC. Ages 4-7 only and registraton is required.
Allerton Library, Children's RoomChildren
Tue, April 4
@ 4 p.m.
Making Comics 101
A rundown on today's comics industry and what you need to get a comic book made. Basic character design, themes, targeting audiences, genres, scripting, writing, drawing, inking and printing will be touched upon as the students create their own premise and story 'bible' (a document full of ideas, the story pitch, and character model sheets used to promote their idea). Presented by Ivan Velez. For ages 13 to 18 years old.
Aguilar LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, April 4
@ 4 p.m.
Get the Geek Out: Anime Club!
Do you like anime or manga? Join us for episodes of a different anime every Monday! Take the chance to talk with your peers about some of your favorites, chill out and sketch some characters.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, April 5
@ 4 p.m.
Making Comics 101
A rundown on today's comics industry and what you need to get a comic book made. Basic character design, themes, targeting audiences, genres, scripting, writing, drawing, inking and printing will be touched upon as the students create their own premise and story 'bible' (a document full of ideas, the story pitch, and character model sheets used to promote their idea). Presented by Ivan Velez. For ages 13 to 18 years old.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, April 6
@ 4 p.m.
Making Comics 101
A rundown on today's comics industry and what you need to get a comic book made. Basic character design, themes, targeting audiences, genres, scripting, writing, drawing, inking and printing will be touched upon as the students create their own premise and story 'bible' (a document full of ideas, the story pitch, and character model sheets used to promote their idea). Presented by Ivan Velez. For ages 13 to 18 years old.
Riverdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, April 6
@ 6 p.m.
Drawing from Observation
Drawing is a basic practice that underlies all visual thinking. This course will focus on drawing from still life and on location in the historic Jefferson Market Library. We will utilize the rich architectural details, decorative motifs and lush garden as subjects. Emphasis will be placed on drawing from observation. Students will use a variety of black and white media to investigate the basic elements of visual language through a series of observations, exercises, and projects. This course is…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Fri, April 7
@ 4 p.m.
Manga Club
Otakus unite! A club to discuss your favorite manga and watch anime.
53rd Street Library, Teen ZoneTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, April 8
@ 1 p.m.
ProjectArt
Unleash your creativity! Students will develop their creative and problem solving skills through hands-on lessons led by experienced teaching artists. Classes introduce Art History topics and vocabulary which will be applied to the exploration of drawing, painting, and mixed media work. At the end of the semester, all students will have their work displayed in a student exhibition at a professional art gallery in NYC. Registration is limited Ages 8-12
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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