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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 5:30 p.m.
Canceled
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
Fri, November 24
@ 3 p.m.
Get the Geek Out: Anime Club!
Do you like anime or manga? Join us for episodes of a different anime every Friday! Take the chance to talk with your peers about some of your favorites, chill out and sketch some characters.
Bloomingdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, November 24
@ 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, November 24
@ 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)
Mon, November 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, November 27
@ 4 p.m.
Arts & Crafts (Ages 4-12)
Students will develop their creative and problem solving skills through hands-on lessons which will allow them to explore different artistic mediums - drawing, painting, and mixed media work. Recommended for children 8 -12 years old.
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, November 27
@ 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). Best for ages 5 and older. Presented by Ivan Velez
Countee Cullen Library, Story Hour RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, November 28
@ 4 p.m.
Manga Drawing Workshop
Do you have the next manga series ready to pour through your fingertips? Join Misako Rocks and learn how to draw your own characters, plot your stories, and more! All materials will be provided. For ages 13 - 18 years old.
Kingsbridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, November 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 LibraryYoung Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, November 28
@ 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)
Tue, November 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)
Wed, November 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
ProjectArt Classes
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 Presented by Projectart Every Wednesday, September 13 – May 30 3:30-4:30 PM…
West Farms LibraryAdults
Wed, November 29
@ 5:30 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
Thu, November 30
@ 4 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club
At our Anime and Manga club you will get to read Manga, watch its corresponding anime and discuss! Ages 12-17
West New Brighton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, December 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Get the Geek Out: Anime Club!
Do you like anime or manga? Join us for episodes of a different anime every Friday! Take the chance to talk with your peers about some of your favorites, chill out and sketch some characters.
Bloomingdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, December 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Manga Minute
Are you a fan of Japanese manga? Join us for 30 minutes of reading manga, with a discussion to follow. Share your love of manga with our YA staff and other manga fans!
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, December 1
@ 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)
Mon, December 4
@ 4 p.m.
3D Doodling!
3Doodler is a 3D doodling pen that allows you to create objects from drawing in the air or on surfaces. Come and join us as we create physical structures from 3Doodler pens! Dates: Monday, December 4th, 2017, 4PM Wednesday, December 13th, 2017, 4PM Monday, December 18th, 2017, 4PM All supplies will be provided. No registration required. Ages: 8 and up
Tompkins Square Library, BasementChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Mon, December 4
@ 4 p.m.
Sonic Portraits
Learn the relationship between visual arts and music composition by drawing a "Visual Score" and both watch and hear it come to life as it is drawn on a iPad. Limit to 10-15 participants only. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by DJ SpazeCraft
Countee Cullen LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 5
@ 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)
Tue, December 5
@ 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)
Wed, December 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). For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by Ivan Velez
Richmondtown LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, December 6
@ 4 p.m.
Manga Drawing Workshop
Do you have the next manga series ready to pour through your fingertips? Join Misako Rocks and learn how to draw your own characters, plot your stories, and more! All materials will be provided. For ages 13 - 18 years old.
Bronx Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, December 6
@ 4 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. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by David Peins, Robodyssey
125th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, December 7
@ 3 p.m.
Create and Animate
Learn how to turn your ideas into animated drawings. Experiment and draw artwork digitally by using the various tools in an iPad drawing app and turn into an animation. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by DJ SpazeCraft
Morris Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, December 8
@ 3:30 p.m.
Manga Minute
Are you a fan of Japanese manga? Join us for 30 minutes of reading manga, with a discussion to follow. Share your love of manga with our YA staff and other manga fans!
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, December 8
@ 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, December 9
@ 2 p.m.
Accessible & Assistive Technology
2D Tactile Graphics Software and Embosser Basics
Learn how to use TactileView software to import images and prepare them to be embossed, or to create your own designs from scratch (by drawing or using menu-driven design). Get to know the Index Everest embosser that turns your designs, maps or graphs into tactile images. Discover catalogs of ready-to-emboss tactile designs that you can download and modify according to your needs. Please register by emailing chanceyfleet@nypl.org or calling 212-621-0627 This workshop is part of the Dimensions p…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, December 9
@ 3:30 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club
Teens can catch up on their favorite anime shows and get introduced to new ones! Viewings will be held in the community room.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, December 11
@ 4 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. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by David Peins, Robodyssey
Mulberry Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 12
@ 3 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). Best for ages 5 and older. Presented by Ivan Velez
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, December 12
@ 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)
Tue, December 12
@ 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, December 12
@ 6 p.m.
Adult Drawing Circle
DRAWING CIRCLE in Tompkins Square branch. Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 6-8 pm This circle we paint with acrylics. Art instructor: Tizjana Fejzullaj Flower Composition, 24 H x 18 W x 0.8 in, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas During the classes we will try to make the most of the visual variety and rich colors of the acrylics. We will work on a sense of space and depth, using the variations of tone, light and shade to animate each image. Students will learn how to choose paper, brushes and pigm…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Wed, December 13
@ 11 a.m.
Art exhibit - Cliff Fyman
As part of our all-day East Village Arts Festival, CLIFF FYMAN, a devoted patron of the library and a talented artist, will exhibit his drawings which we find amazing. "Kitchen Workers Eating Lunch" (oil on masonite, 16" x 20") “Daytime Bedroom” (crayon on Rives paper, 13” x 20”) "At the Art Students League of New York, I studied drawing with Robert Beverly Hale and oil painting with Sharon Sprung. I’ve lived in the Ea…
Tompkins Square Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, December 13
@ 4 p.m.
3D Doodling!
3Doodler is a 3D doodling pen that allows you to create objects from drawing in the air or on surfaces. Come and join us as we create physical structures from 3Doodler pens! Dates: Monday, December 4th, 2017, 4PM Wednesday, December 13th, 2017, 4PM Monday, December 18th, 2017, 4PM All supplies will be provided. No registration required. Ages: 8 and up
Tompkins Square Library, BasementChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Wed, December 13
@ 4 p.m.
Amirov Dance Theater presents The Making of A Babushka
As part of our all-day East Village Arts Festival, Amirov Dance Theater will perform The Making of A Babushka at 4pm in our basment community room. Amirov Dance Theater, was founded in 2013. Amirov Dance Theater embodies the diverse influences of culture, religion, and societal norms to creatively explore and challenge humanity’s most complex characteristics. Blending diverse movement genres, Artistic Director Alexandra Amirov develops all performance elements through a highly collaborative pr…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Wed, December 13
@ 7 p.m.
The Art of Love and Cooking
“I feel there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” Vincent Van Gogh Letter #031 to Theo Van Gogh, 1875 As part of our all-day East Village Arts Festival, we'll be hosting The Art of Love and Cooking at 7pm in our second floor community room with Authors Nancy Addison and MaryAnn De Leo. We started the cookbook, “Alive and Cooking” as a way to help our parents. My father had emphysema and was sick for a few years and Nancy’s father had cancer. The cookbook grew out of our…
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorAdults
Thu, December 14
@ 3 p.m.
Graffiti Art Remix
We will be using pencil, markers, and ink on paper. Participants will learn traditional graffiti art techniques that apply to lettering and character art, comics, manga and popular culture characters will be encouraged. Once the art is done, participants will have the option of taking a photo of it on an iPad (that will be provided) and remix it in one of the apps available on the iPad. Limit to 10-15 participants only. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by DJ SpazeCraft
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, December 15
@ 3:30 p.m.
Get the Geek Out: Anime Club!
Do you like anime or manga? Join us for episodes of a different anime every Friday! Take the chance to talk with your peers about some of your favorites, chill out and sketch some characters.
Bloomingdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
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