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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Insects and Arachnids
Many people don't realize just how amazing insects can be! Did you know that insects can provide food? Did you know that insects are the largest grouping of animals we have? Come learn what makes an insect an insect by identifying certain species. We will also explore their relatives, the arachnids, to discover what's similar or different. Through the use of multimedia presentations and live ambassador animals, participants can understand the benefit of insects and spiders in our world. For ages…
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 6 p.m.
Book Club - The Wonder
Join us to discuss The Wonder by Emma Donoghue A 2016 Shirley Jackson Awards Finalist *The latest masterpiece by Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room* In the latest masterpiece by Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room, an English nurse brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle-a girl said to have survived without food for months-soon finds herself fighting to save the child's life. Tourists flock to the cabin…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, October 18
@ 12 noon
Free Benefits Counseling
If you have questions regarding: SNAP (Food Stamps) Medicare Medicare Part D Medicare Savings Program Medicaid EPIC SSI SSDI Cash Assistance HEAP Phone Discount Programs Access-A-Ride Your ACES (Advocacy, Counseling and Entitlement Services Project) volunteer can help Schedule a one-hour appointment by phone or in person. Drop-ins welcome! Every Wednesday, 12 - 3 pm
Epiphany LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
Adults
Wed, October 18
@ 6:30 p.m.
LensCulture: Bee and Rog Walker
This inaugural installment of our LensCulture series, featuring emerging and established photographers from the African Diaspora, will feature New York-based photographers Rog and Bee Walker. Their latest work Paper Monday is a visual research project that reflects a practice that is collaborative and multifaceted. Rog and Bee have distinct photographic styles that, together or apart, produce cultural commentaries. Joining the conversation will be Ouigi Theodore, the Founder and Creative Directo…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Thu, October 19
@ 1 p.m.
Early Literacy
Open Pretend Play
Small children develop social skills by playing "pretend." This is an unstructured time of imaginative play. Toys and props will be provided (puppets, costumes, play-food, etc.) to foster a lively play-time.
Melrose LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, October 19
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Space
Come hang out in the Teen Space on Mondays and Thursdays. Bring your friends and your food to the third floor, where you can play board games, do your homework, check out a laptop, or draw your next masterpiece on the library's full-wall chalkboard. For ages 13 to 18. No registration required.
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, October 19
@ 5:30 p.m.
Cookbook Club
Come one Come all Foodies and everyone who loves excellent cuising. You are cordially invited to our Cookbook Club where we will swap favorite recipes obtained from cookbooks, from grandma or family traditions and from the media. There will be a theme for each month. October is "Comfort Food for Monsters, Goblins and Ghosts." Please bring your favorite comfort food recipes with you to the meeting or email them to me at marystanek@nypl.org.
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
Thu, October 19
@ 6:30 p.m.
Schomburg Center Fall Open House: Revival of SOUL
Soul has been used to describe cities, rhythms, collective power, and the ultimate place of change. Visit the Schomburg Center for an institution-wide escapade through the many facets of soul embodied in black experiences archived at the Schomburg over the last 91 years. With performances, conversations, and special exhibits from our five research divisions, we will highlight the sacred, rebellious, and lyrical ways soul has and continues to be displayed through African-American, African Diaspor…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Thu, October 19
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Fri, October 20
@ 10 a.m.
SNAP (Food Stamps) and Nutrition Information from HRA
A representative from Human Resource Administration will be available to answer questions regarding Food Program eligibility.
Parkchester LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Sat, October 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Workshop Saturday October 21st , 10:30 a.m. ( 1 hour)
Join us this Saturday for the second in a monthly series of Family Literacy Workshops . The theme for our second workshop is " Transportation " . Each workshop will include stories , songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays , the story glove , and a simple arts-and-crafts project . All families with young children are welcome. FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED . Age group 2-5 years old .
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryFamilies
Mon, October 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Space
Come hang out in the Teen Space on Mondays and Thursdays. Bring your friends and your food to the third floor, where you can play board games, do your homework, check out a laptop, or draw your next masterpiece on the library's full-wall chalkboard. For ages 13 to 18. No registration required.
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, October 24
@ 1 p.m.
HL Workshop - Public Health Solutions/3rd Floor
PHS provide and support crucial services to vulnerable community members across New York City. Our community work includes food and nutrition, health insurance enrollment, maternal-child health, HIV/AIDS prevention and care, reproductive health, and tobacco control. Space is limited to 50 Seats.
Harlem Library, Adult Learning CenterAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Tue, October 24
@ 6:30 p.m.
Talks at the Schomburg: Black LGBT Health in the United States
Black LGBT Health in the United States: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation, edited by Lourdes Dolores Follins, PhD, LCSW, and Jonathan Mathias Lassiter, PhD, focuses on the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of health, and considers both risk and resiliency factors for the black LGBT population. Join Follins and Lassiter as they reflect on the findings from the book and the influence politics and culture can have on black LGBT health. This program is presented in partn…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Tue, October 24
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, October 25
@ 12 noon
Free Benefits Counseling
If you have questions regarding: SNAP (Food Stamps) Medicare Medicare Part D Medicare Savings Program Medicaid EPIC SSI SSDI Cash Assistance HEAP Phone Discount Programs Access-A-Ride Your ACES (Advocacy, Counseling and Entitlement Services Project) volunteer can help Schedule a one-hour appointment by phone or in person. Drop-ins welcome! Every Wednesday, 12 - 3 pm
Epiphany LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
Adults
Wed, October 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Insects and Arachnids
Many people don't realize just how amazing insects can be! Did you know that insects can provide food? Did you know that insects are the largest grouping of animals we have? Come learn what makes an insect an insect by identifying certain species. We will also explore their relatives, the arachnids, to discover what's similar or different. Through the use of multimedia presentations and live ambassador animals, participants can understand the benefit of insects and spiders in our world. Recommen…
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, October 25
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Red Famine: Anne Applebaum with John Podhoretz
Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum returns with a revelatory history of one of Joseph Stalin's greatest crimes—the consequences of which still resonate today. Between 1931 and 1934, at least 5 million people died of hunger all across the Soviet Union. Over 3 million of them were Ukrainians. The grand humanitarian tragedy followed in the wake of Stalin’s launching in 1929 his policy of agricultural collectivization, which forced millions of peasants acr…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, October 26
@ 1 p.m.
Early Literacy
Open Pretend Play
Small children develop social skills by playing "pretend." This is an unstructured time of imaginative play. Toys and props will be provided (puppets, costumes, play-food, etc.) to foster a lively play-time.
Melrose LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, October 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Space
Come hang out in the Teen Space on Mondays and Thursdays. Bring your friends and your food to the third floor, where you can play board games, do your homework, check out a laptop, or draw your next masterpiece on the library's full-wall chalkboard. For ages 13 to 18. No registration required.
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, October 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Mon, October 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Space
Come hang out in the Teen Space on Mondays and Thursdays. Bring your friends and your food to the third floor, where you can play board games, do your homework, check out a laptop, or draw your next masterpiece on the library's full-wall chalkboard. For ages 13 to 18. No registration required.
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, October 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
Live from the Archive
Supersonic Blackness: The Archive of the Future
The Schomburg Center and the Rebuild Foundation proudly present an exploration with Theaster Gates (Director of the Rebuild Foundation, as well as a sculpture, installation, performance and urban intervention artist) and Leslie Hewitt (artist and professor at The Cooper Union), on the past, present, and future of the black archive and his pioneering work with Rebuild. FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Tue, October 31
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Halloween Party
Join us for food, dancing, and a costume contest with prizes! Presented by Teen Council!
53rd Street Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, October 31
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, November 1
@ 12 noon
Free Benefits Counseling
If you have questions regarding: SNAP (Food Stamps) Medicare Medicare Part D Medicare Savings Program Medicaid EPIC SSI SSDI Cash Assistance HEAP Phone Discount Programs Access-A-Ride Your ACES (Advocacy, Counseling and Entitlement Services Project) volunteer can help Schedule a one-hour appointment by phone or in person. Drop-ins welcome! Every Wednesday, 12 - 3 pm
Epiphany LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
Adults
Thu, November 2
@ 6 p.m.
Conversations in Black Freedom Studies
The Strange Career of Jim Crow New
The Black Freedom Struggle against Jim Crow New York is one of the most protracted yet criminally neglected movements for human rights in the USA. Our esteemed panel will unpack this history, approaching how several organizations fought Jim Crow. Tahir Butt will discuss the impact of student politics at CUNY. Brian Purnell will explore CORE in Brooklyn. And Christopher Tinson will examine the radical intellect with Harlem's Liberator magazine and the black activism of the 1960s. FIRST COME, FIR…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Thu, November 2
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Fri, November 3
@ 2 p.m.
What Are You Reading? Food, Family, Feuds
We are having a book social! We hope you’ll come and share a book you loved reading! What to expect at a What Are You Reading? book social (formerly Open Book Night): 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell us what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. We want to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your fri…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67AAdults,
Book Lovers
Fri, November 3
@ 6 p.m.
First Fridays
"Afro-Beat" Edition
Join us for our popular monthly social gathering, where there’ll be live music, signature drinks, an opportunity to network with others in the community. This month we’re celebrating the rich sounds of Afro-Beat music, birthed by Fela Ransome Kuti! With our extended hours, Guests are also invited to check out our three exhibitions Black Power, Power in Print, and Unshackled Ink. And don't miss a special performance from a surprise guest! In addition, we're proud to announce that Jack Daniel'…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Tue, November 7
@ 3:30 p.m.
Healthy Holiday Eating
Make smart food and drink choices. Presented by Weill Medical Center.
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Tue, November 7
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, November 8
@ 12 noon
Free Benefits Counseling
If you have questions regarding: SNAP (Food Stamps) Medicare Medicare Part D Medicare Savings Program Medicaid EPIC SSI SSDI Cash Assistance HEAP Phone Discount Programs Access-A-Ride Your ACES (Advocacy, Counseling and Entitlement Services Project) volunteer can help Schedule a one-hour appointment by phone or in person. Drop-ins welcome! Every Wednesday, 12 - 3 pm
Epiphany LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
Adults
Wed, November 8
@ 3:30 p.m.
Nutrition
Make smart food and drink choices. Presented by Bronx Community Health Network.
Soundview LibraryAdults
Thu, November 9
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, November 14
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, November 15
@ 12 noon
Free Benefits Counseling
If you have questions regarding: SNAP (Food Stamps) Medicare Medicare Part D Medicare Savings Program Medicaid EPIC SSI SSDI Cash Assistance HEAP Phone Discount Programs Access-A-Ride Your ACES (Advocacy, Counseling and Entitlement Services Project) volunteer can help Schedule a one-hour appointment by phone or in person. Drop-ins welcome! Every Wednesday, 12 - 3 pm
Epiphany LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
Adults
Thu, November 16
@ 6 p.m.
Healthy Holiday Eating
Make smart food and drink choices. Presented by Weill Medical Center.
Harlem LibraryAdults
Thu, November 16
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
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