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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 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)
Today
@ 5:30 p.m.
Salt Matters & Hypertension
How much do I need to worry about Salt in my food? Join us for an informative discussion and healthy levels of salt and Hypertension (high blood pressure). High blood pressure increases your risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, cancer, osteoporosis and dementia.
53rd Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
CANCELLED - Photography Culture: HYCIDE Magazine
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the program with HYCIDE has been cancelled until further notice. Founded by photojournalist and filmmaker Akintola Hanif, HYCIDE is a photography magazine dedicated to stories of survival and freedom. HYCIDE, the White Privilege/Black Power double issue, presents new and revelatory ways of viewing the construct of race and how it shapes our individual and collective consciousness. The issue features stories and images by Jamel Shabazz, Zun Lee, Denene Mi…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Tue, December 12
@ 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 on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays from 1-2 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, December 12
@ 4 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…
Woodstock LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 12
@ 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, December 13
@ 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, December 13
@ 2 p.m.
Best Books For Teens Launch Party
Celebrate the launch of the Best Books for Teens 2017 list with a game of Bingo and a visit from Tiffany Jackson, whose book, Allegedly, is featured on this year's list. Food and drinks will be provided.
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, December 13
@ 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)
Wed, December 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Celebration
2017 marks the centennial year of genius poet Gwendolyn Brooks, born on June 7, 1917. Brooks was the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for any literary genre. She had published 75 poems by the age of 16 and recalled “very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words.” This evening we celebrate the wonder of language as influenced by Brooks’s life and compositions. Image source: Wikipedia @SchomburgCenter #GwendolynBrooks…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Thu, December 14
@ 5 p.m.
Thursday Writing Club
Food For Thought is our December theme. Enveloped by the holiday season, we take our story writing and poetry into the kitchen. How does food influence December activities? Gail Hitt will be your server. All traditions welcome. Menu: December 7th-Breakfast Privacy December 14th-Lunch with Friends December 21st-Coffee Break December 28th- Dinner at the Homesick Resturant No reservations needed. All welcome.
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Thu, December 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
Fri, December 15
@ 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, December 16
@ 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, December 16
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Early Literacy Workshop Saturday December 16 , 2017 @ 10:30 a.m.
Join us on this December Saturday for the fourth in a monthly series of Family Literacy Workshops . The theme for our fourth workshop is " Art " . Each workshop will include stories , songs , nursery rhymes, fingerplays , and a simple arts and crafts project for pre-schoolers and toddlers . All families with young children are welcome. FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED . Age group : 2 to 5 years .
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, December 16
@ 12 noon
Free Art Show at the Stapleton Library
For all ages, come see the beautiful artwork of the students that attend our 8-week painting course. Food and beverages will be provided. Saturday December 16th 2017 12pm - 2pm
Stapleton LibraryAdults,
50+,
Children,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, December 16
@ 1:30 p.m.
Schomburg Ed: Going Way Back with Big Daddy Kane
The Schomburg's Hip Hop History Project's first installment of “Going Way Back” will feature Grammy award-winning rapper Big Daddy Kane. The event will celebrate the legacy of hip-hop culture with artists that introduced the genre to the masses and offer a rare opportunity to fresh insight into to the origins of Hip Hop music. Big Daddy Kane will kick-off the 30th-anniversary celebration of his debut album "Long Live The Kane", discuss Afro-masculinity, his novel, and the influential “Dark Ga…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 19
@ 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 on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays from 1-2 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, December 19
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Winter Wonderland
For children ages 0-6, come and celebrate the winter season with stories, crafts, activities, and food! No registration required.
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, December 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
Wed, December 20
@ 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, December 21
@ 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, December 21
@ 5 p.m.
Thursday Writing Club
Food For Thought is our December theme. Enveloped by the holiday season, we take our story writing and poetry into the kitchen. How does food influence December activities? Gail Hitt will be your server. All traditions welcome. Menu: December 7th-Breakfast Privacy December 14th-Lunch with Friends December 21st-Coffee Break December 28th- Dinner at the Homesick Resturant No reservations needed. All welcome.
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Thu, December 21
@ 5:30 p.m.
Cookbook Club
Come one, Come all Foodies and everyone who loves excellent cuisine. 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. December is Comfort Food Month. The Cold Weather invites delicious soothing soups and stews. Delight us with your wonderful warm comforting recipes. Stretch your imagination and experiment using wonderful ideas and cooking meth…
St. Agnes Library, Community Program RoomAdults
Thu, December 21
@ 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
Sat, December 23
@ 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
Wed, December 27
@ 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, December 27
@ 4 p.m.
Meet Samantha: An American Girl Slumber Party!
Meet the newest member of the Columbus Team: Samantha Parkington! She's never met a tree she couldn't climb, a rule she couldn't ruffle, or a friend she couldn't help. Join us as we throw a party to introduce our own American Girl with games, movies, food, crafts and giveaways! Bring your American Girl doll and introduce her to Samantha!
Columbus LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, December 28
@ 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, December 28
@ 5 p.m.
Thursday Writing Club
Food For Thought is our December theme. Enveloped by the holiday season, we take our story writing and poetry into the kitchen. How does food influence December activities? Gail Hitt will be your server. All traditions welcome. Menu: December 7th-Breakfast Privacy December 14th-Lunch with Friends December 21st-Coffee Break December 28th- Dinner at the Homesick Resturant No reservations needed. All welcome.
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Sat, December 30
@ 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
Wed, January 3
@ 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
Fri, January 5
@ 6 p.m.
First Fridays
"Beyoncé Vs. Rihanna” Edition of First Fridays
We're excited to bring you a special "Beyoncé Vs. Rihanna” Edition of First Fridays, our popular monthly social gathering! Celebrating these two amazing superstars whose music embodies the best of R&B, soul, pop, and Caribbean sounds and whose legacies exemplify the best of Black Girl Magic. Guests are invited to mix and mingle in the Langston Hughes Lobby and enjoy our signature drinks while grooving to beats by DJ Backbr3aka, with our host of the evening Dhalimu from Dhali’s Closet. Wit…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Tue, January 9
@ 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, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, January 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 at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, January 10
@ 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, January 11
@ 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, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, January 16
@ 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, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, January 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 at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, January 17
@ 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
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