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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Hour
Use your imagination and skills to become the ultimate lego builder. For ages 5-11.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren
Sat, August 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
Concert - exploring music for violin and cello: Bach, the Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia & more
Exploring music for violin and cello: Bach, the Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia and more! Andy Bhasin, violin Violinist Andy Bhasin’s solo and chamber music performances have taken him around the United States, Europe, Central and South America. As a chamber musician, Mr. Bhasin has collaborated with Wolfram Koessel, Rita Porfiris, as well as members of the Emerson and Chiara String Quartets. He has been coached by the Boromeo, Brentano, St. Lawrence, Miami, Pacifica, and Takac…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Mon, August 29
@ 2 p.m.
Lego League
Do you love being creative and let your imagination reach out to the sky? Come and join other children in amazing Lego creations.
Tremont LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 29
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Lego open play
Drop in for some open lego play time and see where your imagination can take you! (Recommended for children ages 3 and up. )
Castle Hill LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Be Creative With Legos
We'll bring the Legos, you bring your imagination.
Morrisania LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, August 30
@ 2 p.m.
Lego Club
Get creative and build!! The library will provide the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination! All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to document any adventures!
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, August 30
@ 3 p.m.
Crafternoons!
What are we going to make today? Every week features a new exciting craft project, so fire up your imagination and join us for Crafternoons at Washington Heights! Projects will be perfect for ages 6 and up. Children 5 and under should have a helper!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, August 30
@ 4 p.m.
Lego Club
Build creativity and STEM skills with Legos! Children are invited to join us for open-ended Lego play time. Take on a thematic building challenge or use your imagination to engineer your own unique creation. Lego Club is recommended for children ages 5-12. Please note: This is a popular, space-limited program. Participation is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, August 30
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Craft Corner
Let your imagination run wild and join us for crafts and fun!
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Tue, August 30
@ 6 p.m.
KidsLIVE and TeenLIVE
Launch Party for Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi!
CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF FURTHERMORE WITH AUTHOR TAHEREH MAFI! The New York Public Library and Books of Wonder invite you to the Launch Party for Furthermore with New York Times bestselling author Tahereh Mafi! Mafi will be in conversation with author Ransom Riggs, followed by a Q&A. With cupcakes, a temporary tattoo artist, and more. This is one party you won't want to miss! To join the signing line, you MUST purchase a copy of Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi from Books of Wonder at the NYPL…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, August 31
@ 2:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Lego Wednesday
Do you want to design a building, space craft, or whatever your imagination can dream up? We provide the Legos and you come create your ideas on Lego Wednesdays. 2:30 - 3:30 pm Ages 4 - 11 All Public Library Programs are free of charge.
St. Agnes Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 31
@ 3 p.m.
LEGO(R) Block Party
Use your imagination and create whatever you can think of using LEGO(R) bricks! Caption
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, September 1
@ 9 a.m.
Somos Latinas Por Ernesto Camacho
Bronx Library Center Latino & Puerto Rican Cultural Center Puerto Rican Heritage Gallery Ernesto Camacho Presents "Somos Latinas" September 1-30, 2016 9:00 pm - 9:00 pm on the 4thfloor "Somos Latinas" “This exhibition portrays Latinas in a state of elegance in different scenarios, and more importantly, in papyri of different colors that stems from an amazing history in an array of moods and Colors, often, being viewed as one hue”. “My definition of Latina is: Who's a Latina?” “L…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Thu, September 1
@ 3 p.m.
Lego Club: How creative can you be?
Calling all builders! Calling all builders! Can you build a castle, a house or a spaceship? If you love being creative and building with legos, come on in and let your imagination run wild! For kids, 5-12 years and their parents.
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, September 1
@ 4 p.m.
Lego Lounge
Unstructured and open-ended free play time with Lego Bricks! Use your imagination to build whatever you wish!
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, September 2
@ 10:15 a.m.
The Lions Lego Zone
Bring your imagination and join us for fun with LEGOs! Kids and their grown-up will have a chance to show off their building skills with LEGOs provided by the Library. Blocks of various sizes will be provided for children ages 2-4 and 5-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Space is limited. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis starting at 10:00 AM. Please bring along a camera to take a pictures of your creation!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Tue, September 6
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Club
Get creative and build!! The library will provide the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination! All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to document any adventures!
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, September 6
@ 6 p.m.
Made at NYPL
Dadaglobe Reconstructed: A Discussion of the Artworks & Texts / Adrian Sudhalter & Mary Ann Caws
Dadaglobe Reconstructed: A Discussion of the Artworks & Texts / In conversation with Adrian Sudhalter & Mary Ann Caws Moderated by Samantha Friedman REGISTER ONLINE: http://bit.ly/2bgMqGG In 1920 and 1921, Tristan Tzara, co-founder of the Dada movement, planned an ambitious anthology: Dadaglobe. This volume was to have been 160 to 300 pages long and printed in an edition of 10,000 copies. The project ran into budgetary and interpersonal problems and was never published. W…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Thu, September 8
@ 3 p.m.
Lego Club: How creative can you be?
Calling all builders! Calling all builders! Can you build a castle, a house or a spaceship? If you love being creative and building with legos, come on in and let your imagination run wild! For kids, 5-12 years and their parents.
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, September 8
@ 4 p.m.
Lego Lounge
Unstructured and open-ended free play time with Lego Bricks! Use your imagination to build whatever you wish!
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, September 9
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Hour
Use your imagination and skills to become the ultimate lego builder. For ages 5-11.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren
Sat, September 10
@ 2 p.m.
SATURDAY MOVIES: A Patch of Blue
A Patch of Blue DVD | Color | 1965 | 105 minutes | Warner Bros. | Not Rated 10 September | 2 PM Shelley Winters won an Academy Award for her searing performance as Rose-Ann d'Arcy in A Patch of Blue. The star, however, is not Winters but Elizabeth Hartman, cast as d'Arcy's blind, sensitive daughter, Selina. A venomous prostitute, Rose-Ann treats both Selina and grandfather Ole Pa (Wallace Ford) like dirt. Fortunately, Selina finds a way out via the kindly Gordon Ralfe (Sidney Poitier), who…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Teachers,
Adults
Mon, September 12
@ 4 p.m.
LEGO Mondays
Calling all builders! Can you build a castle, a house or a spaceship? Bring your imagination and join us for fun with LEGOS! For kids and teens.
Countee Cullen Library, Story Hour RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, September 13
@ 2:30 p.m.
Writing Workshop with Ellen Aug Lytle
Anyone interested in any type of writing is invited to participate. Each student is required to bring only a pen and pad. We do "free writing" exercises in class. These warm-ups help to loosen all the debris we accumulate, sometimes for decades. Imagination is also coaxed and brought out. This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
New Dorp LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, September 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Club
Get creative and build!! The library will provide the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination! All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to document any adventures!
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, September 13
@ 4 p.m.
LEGO Club
Step right up to this interactive event, where you'll lean how to build fun creations out of LEGO® bricks! Your imagination is the limit.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Wed, September 14
@ 3:30 p.m.
LEGO Club
Enjoying building with LEGOs? Rough day at school? Finished your homework? Want to chill out? Then, join us at LEGO club! Get ready to use your imagination as we use LEGO® bricks and pieces to build buildings, cars, robots, and more. Children ages 4-11 and families welcome. No registration required. This program will be held in the Children's Room.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Children
Wed, September 14
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
LEGO Free-Build
Let your imagination soar by building your own Lego creations!
Wakefield LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Wed, September 14
@ 6 p.m.
Eye of the Sixties | Judith Stein, Miles Bellamy, Rosalyn Drexler, Alfred Leslie, Mark di Suvero | An Art Book Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open to public at 5:30 p.m. In celebration of the publication of Judith E. Stein’s Eye of the Sixties, Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art, the first-ever biography of one of the twentieth century’s most influential and enigmatic art dealers, and of Miles Bellamy’s Serious Bidness, a selection of his dad’s hitherto unpublished letters, artists Alfred Leslie, Mark di Suvero and Rosalyn Drexler join the authors in a conversation about the legacy of Dick Be…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thu, September 15
@ 3 p.m.
Lego Club: How creative can you be?
Calling all builders! Calling all builders! Can you build a castle, a house or a spaceship? If you love being creative and building with legos, come on in and let your imagination run wild! For kids, 5-12 years and their parents.
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, September 15
@ 4 p.m.
Lego Lounge
Unstructured and open-ended free play time with Lego Bricks! Use your imagination to build whatever you wish!
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, September 16
@ 1 p.m.
Friday Afternoon Movie: Purple Rain
Purple Rain, the first starring film for Prince, is the story of an arrogant, young black singer, born and raised in Minneapolis, who reaches the pinnacle of stardom. The dramatic complications include "The Kid's" (Prince) miserable home life, where he suffers the brutalities of his father (well played by Clarence Williams III) and the youth's efforts to win the love of the beautiful Apollonia. Despite the misogynistic undercurrents in Purple Rain, the film's biggest fans were young women. Gorge…
Eastchester LibraryAdults
Sat, September 17
@ 1:30 p.m.
Open Craft Hour
Calling all creative crafters! Let your imagination run wild with our big box of craft supples. Make something cool and crafty to take home. For ages 6-16.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren
Sat, September 17
@ 2 p.m.
SAT / ACT & College Info Class
This talk will cover what is in the new SAT and the difference between the ACT and SAT exams. Mike Newcomer, an experienced educator with Lion Academy Tutors, will also answer any teen questions about these standard tests and the general college application process.
Riverside LibraryFamilies,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, September 19
@ 12 noon
Book Discussion - A Spool of Blue Thread
Join us for a discussion of A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler. Pick up a copy at the Information Desk, or place a hold for yourself: http://browse.nypl.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb20491468 We discuss a book on the third Monday of every month (or the fourth Monday if the Library is closed for a holiday on the third Monday). The complete schedule for 2016-2017 is: September 19 A Spool of Blue Thread Anne Tyler October 17 The Adventures of Huckleberry…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Mon, September 19
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego League
Do you love being creative and let your imagination reach out to the sky? Come and Join other children in amazing Lego creations.
Tremont LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, September 19
@ 4 p.m.
LEGO Mondays
Calling all builders! Can you build a castle, a house or a spaceship? Bring your imagination and join us for fun with LEGOS! For kids and teens.
Countee Cullen Library, Story Hour RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, September 20
@ 2:30 p.m.
Writing Workshop with Ellen Aug Lytle
Anyone interested in any type of writing is invited to participate. Each student is required to bring only a pen and pad. We do "free writing" exercises in class. These warm-ups help to loosen all the debris we accumulate, sometimes for decades. Imagination is also coaxed and brought out. This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
New Dorp LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, September 20
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Club
Get creative and build!! The library will provide the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination! All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to document any adventures!
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, September 20
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Nicholson Baker | Katherine Lanpher
In Substitute: Going to School With a Thousand Kids, Nicholson Baker embeds himself in an ordinary public school district and transforms each classroom’s daily events - overdue assignments, lesson plans, time-outs - into an elegant and compelling examination of education in America. On the LIVE stage, Baker will be joined by journalist Katherine Lanpher, where they will dive deep into the issues that face our country's education system and the challenges students confront as a result. NICHOLSON…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
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