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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3 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)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Make Your Own Mini Composter
Celebrate Earth Day at the library. Using household items and food scraps, we’ll make micro composters and grow our own soil! Ages 7-12
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, April 24
@ 1 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 at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, April 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 at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, April 25
@ 12 noon
Canceled
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, April 25
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Jean Léon Destiné
David Vaughan was the archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years and Frederick Ashton and His Ballets, and was the dance historian in residence of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division from 2012 onward, holding monthly screenings of his favourite dance films and videos. David Vaughan passed away on October 28, 2017. The Dance Division will continue the screening series in his honor. African dance scholar Carolyn Webb will h…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Wed, April 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. Best for…
Muhlenberg LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, April 25
@ 4 p.m.
Books & Crafts
Love what you're reading? Hate it? Let's talk about it while doing a quick craft activity during our monthly book discussion and.....free pizza!! Food, books, and crafting? It's going to be a blast! For ages 13-18!
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, April 25
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion Group: "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood
Join us at the Mulberry Street Library for a discussion of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Keynote: The modern classic novel of a woman’s life in a fundamentalist Christian dictatorship which has taken over the United States in the near future. Now an Emmy winning Hulu TV series starring Elizabeth Moss. The second season begins April 25, 2018. About the Book: Offred is a Handmaid of the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to foo…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Thu, April 26
@ 3 p.m.
Canceled
Trivia Game
Show off your smarts in a gameshow-style trivia match. Questions will cover a variety of topics--including sports, movies, food and NYC! Join a team and go for the gold! This activity is best for children age 8 and older.
Melrose LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, April 26
@ 3 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, April 26
@ 6 p.m.
Food and Families in Postwar America
This class is a social history of food and families in Postwar America, focusing on the personal, lived-experiences of people. Over the course of roughly 30 years (1945 – 1965), the U.S. population grew by over 50 million and the very definition of what it meant to be an American family changed in ways large and small. We will focus on the role of different food products and experiences in everyday life, including: the introduction of convenience foods into home kitchens; gendered and racialized…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, April 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 at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Sat, April 28
@ 10 a.m.
Harlem Knitting and Crocheting Circle
The Harlem Knitting Circle meets every Saturday at the Harlem Branch Library from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. When entering the library ask the librarian if we're on the third (3rd)floor or Lower Level that day. Please bring your own materials and a food item to donate to the Snack Table. Njoya Angrum is the Creator and Director of the Harlem Knitting Circle. The ladies will guide you through! HKC is a community organization that Njoya started 7 years ago. We work primarily on an In-Kind budget-throug…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Mon, April 30
@ 3 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, April 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
Theater Talks: Paradise Blue by Dominique Morisseau
Paradise Blue is the first production of Obie Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau’s Signature Residency. Directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Jitney), it is a thrilling and timely look at the changes a community endures to find its resilience. Morriseau is the author of The Detroit Project (A 3-Play Cycle) which includes the following plays: Skeleton Crew , Paradise Blue (Williamstown Theatre Festival), and Detroit ’67. @SchomburgCenter #ParadiseBlue…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Tue, May 1
@ 1 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 at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, May 1
@ 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 at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, May 2
@ 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, May 2
@ 6:30 p.m.
Between the Lines
Between the Lines: Brown by Kevin Young + Claudia Rankine
Director of the Schomburg Center, Kevin Young has published a new collection of poetry titled Brown. Divided into “Home Recordings” and “Field Recordings,” Brown speaks to the way personal experience is shaped by culture, while culture is forever affected by the personal, recalling a black Kansas boyhood to comment on our times. Young will be in conversation with award winning poet Claudia Rankine, author of five poetry collections including Citizen: An American Lyric. Book signing and receptio…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Thu, May 3
@ 3 p.m.
Garden Craft
How does your garden grow and just who exactly eats the food that is grown there? The librarian will discuss fruits and vegetables and some of the typical animals found munching around. Children will then make bunny masks and talk about their favorite rabbity treats!
Tremont LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, May 3
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Space
Come hang out in the Teen Space on Mondays. 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, May 3
@ 6 p.m.
Food and Families in Postwar America
This class is a social history of food and families in Postwar America, focusing on the personal, lived-experiences of people. Over the course of roughly 30 years (1945 – 1965), the U.S. population grew by over 50 million and the very definition of what it meant to be an American family changed in ways large and small. We will focus on the role of different food products and experiences in everyday life, including: the introduction of convenience foods into home kitchens; gendered and racialized…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, May 3
@ 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 at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Fri, May 4
@ 6 p.m.
First Fridays
First Fridays: Black Fraternities and Sororities/The Divine Nine Edition
African American fraternities and sororities have a long tradition of championing education, service and empowerment on college campuses and in communities across the country. Join us on May 4 for a special First Fridays Black Fraternities and Sororities/The Divine Nine Edition, presented in partnership with members of the Deltas, AKAs, Zetas and the Kappas! We’re calling all fraternity and sorority members and those who love them to come celebrate the history of the Divine Nine in the Langston…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Sat, May 5
@ 10 a.m.
Harlem Knitting and Crocheting Circle
The Harlem Knitting Circle meets every Saturday at the Harlem Branch Library from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. When entering the library ask the librarian if we're on the third (3rd)floor or Lower Level that day. Please bring your own materials and a food item to donate to the Snack Table. Njoya Angrum is the Creator and Director of the Harlem Knitting Circle. The ladies will guide you through! HKC is a community organization that Njoya started 7 years ago. We work primarily on an In-Kind budget-throug…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Mon, May 7
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Space
Come hang out in the Teen Space on Mondays. 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, May 8
@ 11 a.m.
Book Discussion Group - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Get the neighborhood read. Check out what the librarian has recommended, and hear what others think about it. We've got the books, now we need you to talk! Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declini…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, May 8
@ 1 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 at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, May 8
@ 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 at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, May 9
@ 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, May 10
@ 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 at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Sat, May 12
@ 10 a.m.
Harlem Knitting and Crocheting Circle
The Harlem Knitting Circle meets every Saturday at the Harlem Branch Library from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. When entering the library ask the librarian if we're on the third (3rd)floor or Lower Level that day. Please bring your own materials and a food item to donate to the Snack Table. Njoya Angrum is the Creator and Director of the Harlem Knitting Circle. The ladies will guide you through! HKC is a community organization that Njoya started 7 years ago. We work primarily on an In-Kind budget-throug…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Sat, May 12
@ 11 a.m.
Book Discussion Group - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Get the neighborhood read. Check out what the librarian has recommended, and hear what others think about it. We've got the books, now we need you to talk! Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declini…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Mon, May 14
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Space
Come hang out in the Teen Space on Mondays. 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, May 15
@ 1 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 at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, May 15
@ 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 at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, May 16
@ 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, May 16
@ 6:30 p.m.
Theater Talks: Tarell Alvin McCraney and Donja R. Love
Playwrights Tarell Alvin McCraney and Donja R. Love will join us for an evening exploring the impact of black queer voices in theater and the power of diverse narratives to propel humanity forward. Tarell Alvin McCraney is an Oscar®-winning screenwriter of Moonlight and a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship Grant. His play CHOIR BOY will make its Broadway premiere at the MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Donja R. Love is an Afro-Queer playwright, poet, and filmmaker from Philadelphia. He's the…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Thu, May 17
@ 6 p.m.
Food and Families in Postwar America
This class is a social history of food and families in Postwar America, focusing on the personal, lived-experiences of people. Over the course of roughly 30 years (1945 – 1965), the U.S. population grew by over 50 million and the very definition of what it meant to be an American family changed in ways large and small. We will focus on the role of different food products and experiences in everyday life, including: the introduction of convenience foods into home kitchens; gendered and racialized…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
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