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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 10 a.m.
Game Day
Play with games such as Connect 4, Risk, and Jenga.
Countee Cullen Library, Teen SpaceTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 11:30 a.m.
Immigrant Heritage Week
African Immigrant Heritage Day
To honor New York City’s dynamic immigrant population, branches all over the NYPL system will be holding special events all over the city to celebrate diversity, culture, and heritage. This year, at Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library, we are celebrating the rich and diverse community of immigrants from Africa who contribute to our neighborhood of Harlem Heights! SCHEDULE: 11:30AM – 12PM Music and conversation; dancing optional but encouraged! 12PM – 1:30PM FILM: Maami (2011, unrated), by…
Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library, Alvin Ailey Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Children,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Today
@ 12 noon
Living Life with Meditation
Joins us as Shalma shows you how to meditate to relax and relieve stress. She will also help you identify every day stress factors in order to navigate daily life.
Westchester Square LibraryAdults
Today
@ 12 noon
Having Fun With Science: Adult Stem Workshops
Having Fun With Science Wednesdays, 12 PM – 1 PM First Come, First Served Program is for Adults Conduction of science experiments allow not only for an individual’s natural curiosity to shine through, but also for “scientists” to better understand the world around them and the natural laws by which the world functions. Experiments will call for the “scientists” to hypothesize about what they predict will happen, teach “investigators” how to be capable of finding solutions to big problems,…
67th Street LibraryAdults
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
20' A Day Challenge!
Come to the library and let the librarian know you are participation in the 20' a day challenge by picking up a book and reading for 20 minutes. When you are done bring your monthly calendar to librarian to get a star stamp. At the end of the month everyone who has participated throughout the month will get big surprise!
West Farms LibraryChildren
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Movie Day
Join us for Movie Day at the Library! Bring a snack, relax and enjoy a great movie for the whole family!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomChildren
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Game Day for kids
Build up your skills and meet new friends. We have exciting board games to have fun. Come and join us for an awesome time.
Woodstock LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
The 1960s
1960s Movie Day
Join us for Movie Day at the Library! Bring a snack, relax and enjoy a great movie (based on the Newbery Award-winning novel, 'A Wrinkle in Time') for the whole family! *A Wrinkle in Time is a science fantasy novel written by Madeleine L'Engle, first published in 1962. --- The 1960's was a watershed era in American history and the spirit of the decade never truly left us. We hope to address this momentous time through rich programming for all ages that commemorates, celebrates, and explores t…
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Pre K Storytime: Picture Book Stories in the Library
After a busy day at school or the playground come to the library for a relaxing time filled with stories. You can join you friends in the library and listen to some of your favorite stories both old and new. Ages 4 - 7
St. Agnes LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4:30 p.m.
Penguin Finger Puppets
It’s World Penguin Day – so let’s make some penguin puppets! Come learn the art of making a finger puppet – all supplies will be provided!
Bronx Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 5 p.m.
Video Game Day
Think you're the best gamer in the city! Come and show us your video game skills.
Harlem LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
Thinking Out Loud
The Path Forward: A Future for Democracy?
The Declaration of Independence, in Thomas Jefferson's handwriting. NYPL digital colllections. New York Public Library President Anthony Marx brings together political analysts from the right and left to ask what the future holds for American democracy and for democracies around the world. FEATURING Peter Beinart, contributing editor at The Atlantic and associate professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York Jonah Goldberg, senior fellow at the American…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, April 26
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
PreSchool/Toddler Storytime
A storytime for toddlers and preschoolers, ages 18 months - 5 years, and their parent or caregiver. An action packed program including songs, rhymes, fingerplays, bubbles and picture books. DayCare Programs are welcome!
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, April 26
@ 11:30 a.m.
Supervised Lab
Adult Coloring
Adult Coloring. Come as you are! All materials provided. De-stress and self-express through the art of coloring! It's a relaxing, stress-relieving and fun way to spend an hour or two. So, join us for a coloring session and unwind from your day. All materials will be provided. See you there.
George Bruce Library, Computer roomAdults
Thu, April 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
20' A Day Challenge!
Come to the library and let the librarian know you are participation in the 20' a day challenge by picking up a book and reading for 20 minutes. When you are done bring your monthly calendar to librarian to get a star stamp. At the end of the month everyone who has participated throughout the month will get big surprise!
West Farms LibraryChildren
Thu, April 26
@ 4 p.m.
Rock Band!
Join us and let your inner rock star rise to epic rock stardom for a day!!
Westchester Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, April 26
@ 5:30 p.m.
Poetry Reading: "Self Help" by Elizabeth Poreba
East Village poet Elizabeth Poreba will read from her 2017 release, “Self Help,” and invite members of the audience to read their own poetry. “Self Help” is “for the retired and/or retiring, a personal exploration claiming to be a self help manual, a poet’s musings on the experience of no longer having much to do and being disinclined by shyness to join a book club. Observing time’s curious way of intermittently sprinting then lollygagging, and understanding more clearly every day that time does…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Thu, April 26
@ 5:30 p.m.
Adult/Teen Coloring
The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults. Bring your sketchpad project or use one of our unique coloring books. All materials will be provided by Grand Central! For April, in honor of Spring and Earth Day, there will also be all natural products (like flowers and mud) to color and draw with.
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Thu, April 26
@ 6 p.m.
MOVIE NIGHT; OMEGA MAN
OMEGA MAN (1971). Starring Charlton Heston. Robert Neville has survived an apocalypse that has killed off the majority of people and left the lone survivors ravaged by a plague that causes violent psychosis. By day he kills them off, and by night he barricades himself from their attacks. Neville is immune to the plague, and his blood may hold the key to a cure.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Thu, April 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
Film and Discussion: 50/50 - Rethinking the Past, Present and Future of Women in Power
50/50 gives the 10,000 year history of women + power — from setbacks and uprisings, to the bigger context of where we are today. Using her signature, cinematic-thought-essay style, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards Tiffany Shlain brings us on an electric ride to explore: Where are we really on the greater arc of history of women and power? And what’s it going to take to get to a #5050 world — not just politics and board rooms, but truly shifting the gender balance to be be…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Fri, April 27
@ 10:30 a.m.
Money Matters
Medicare 2018
Michelle Berney, NYS Office for the Aging, HIICAP Program, provides an overview of the Medicare program and your coverage options. Get the latest information on Medigap/Medicare Supplement insurance, Medicare Advantage/Medicare Health Plans, and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage. Michelle Berney is an Outreach Coordinator at the NYC Department for the Aging’s HIICAP (Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program) Program. She conducts trainings and presentations on M…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, April 27
@ 10:30 a.m.
Money Matters
Basics of Investing
Elizabeth Goody, Senior Counsel U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) discusses the questions to ask before investing and the red flags of investment fraud. Learn about investment products, fees and risk, and how to avoid common scams. Elizabeth Goody is an attorney in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s New York Regional Office. Before joining the SEC in 2010, Elizabeth was an associate at Cooper & Dunham LLP. She holds a B.A. in Computer S…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 1Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, April 27
@ 10:30 a.m.
Money Matters
Getting Control of Your Financial Life
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has information to help you make informed choices about your money. Learn more about how you can successfully manage debt, increase savings, and make big purchases with our resources. LaShaun Warren has over 20 years of experience in the financial field. As the Deputy Assistant Director, Consumer Engagement at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, she focuses on connecting with people and helping them lead financially secure lives. Courtne…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, April 27
@ 11 a.m.
TechConnect
Open Lab Day
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions to receive individualized assistance from a TechConnect instructor! Please see front desk to sign up for an available date and time.
Woodlawn Heights LibraryAdults
Fri, April 27
@ 12:30 p.m.
Money Matters
The Spirituality of Financial Planning
Do you consider yourself too "spiritual" to care about your finances? Think again! Hunter College Professor of Religion Constantina Rhodes introduces you to classic teachings on prosperity consciousness that can help you acquire a healthy, practical, courageous, and spiritually sound attitude toward your financial life. Based on Prof. Rhodes's original translations of ancient Sanskrit texts, this class offers basic concepts and guided exercises to help you remove debilitating blocks and take ch…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, April 27
@ 12:30 p.m.
Money Matters
Investing Today: Trends, Traps, and Tips for 2018
A volatile market for equities, increased interest in robo investing, and Main Street’s fascination with cryptocurrency have been hallmarks of the year. Peter Chandler of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) discusses key trends and shares the latest research on how America invests. Learn how to avoid the traps that often accompany a volatile stock market and get tips and resources to help manage risk and cost. Peter Chandler is the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s Dir…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 1Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, April 27
@ 12:30 p.m.
Money Matters
Wills and Advance Directives
Kyle S. Edmonds, Esq from the City Bar Justice Center provides an introduction to life-planning documents, including wills, healthcare proxies, living wills, and powers of attorney. Learn why these documents are important and how they can help you plan for the future. Attorney Kyle S. Edmonds has been practicing law for over fifteen years. For twelve-and-a-half years Kyle worked at a Civil Litigation law firm in the Wall Street area garnering extensive experience before moving on to start h…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, April 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
Money Matters
Getting Active and Passive Value from LinkedIn
Career coach Win Sheffield discusses using LinkedIn to find the answers you need and how to connect with those important to your business and career campaign. Learn how to use LinkedIn to build your network and attract people to you and your business. Win Sheffield is a coach who works with job seekers and solo entrepreneurs to focus their direction, sustain their morale and communicate their value to the marketplace. Win adapts his J.P. Morgan and PricewaterhouseCoopers strategy development…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 1Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, April 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
Money Matters
Social Security: What Everyone Needs to Know
Are you retirement ready? Social Security is an integral part of everyone’s retirement plan. Whether Baby Boomer, GenX or Millennial, Everett Lo shows you everything you need to know about your Social Security. Everett Lo has more than 25 years of experience with the Social Security Administration where he works in the New York Regional Public Affairs Office building coalitions with federal, state and local elected officials and government agencies, as well as the media, community-based organ…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, April 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
Money Matters
How to Buy an Apartment in NYC
Co-ops and condos and condops, oh my! In this interactive session, Roger Ma CFP® discusses all the variables: buying over renting, co-ops vs. condos, etc. Learn about the typical financial requirements of buildings and banks. Bring your questions! Roger Ma, CFP® is a NYC-based Certified Financial Planner™, founder of financial planning firm lifelaidout LLC, and a licensed real estate agent. He works with individuals and families across the country to help them set and reach their financial goal…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, April 27
@ 3 p.m.
Game Day
Play board/ big games of all skill levels.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, April 27
@ 3 p.m.
Game Day!
Spend the day at the library playing games! We have Nintendo Wii games, boardgames, and Lego® Bricks. All Ages.
South Beach LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Fri, April 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Retro Video Game Day
Join us every Friday here at Grand Central for Retro Video Game Day. We'll provide those old school 8, 16, and 32 bit consoles, games, and controllers you all love. All you have to bring is you and your skills! Do you still have it? Come and find out!
Grand Central LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, April 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
20' A Day Challenge!
Come to the library and let the librarian know you are participation in the 20' a day challenge by picking up a book and reading for 20 minutes. When you are done bring your monthly calendar to librarian to get a star stamp. At the end of the month everyone who has participated throughout the month will get big surprise!
West Farms LibraryChildren
Fri, April 27
@ 4:15 p.m.
Money Matters
What You Should Know About Your Retirement
Your employer’s retirement savings plan is an essential part of your future financial security. It is important to understand how your plan works and what benefits you will receive. Maddalena Fasano is a Benefits Advisor of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). She has been with the agency’s customer service unit since 1999, directly assisting employees, beneficiaries and employers in resolving disputes about benefit entitlements and eligibility. Par…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 1Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, April 27
@ 4:15 p.m.
Money Matters
Financing Your College Education
Daniel G. Mazzola CFA, CPA, CFP® examines the 529 Plan in detail as well as other college savings vehicles. Learn about the common mistakes parents and students make while completing the FAFSA application, the various tax credits and deductions available, and the differences between the various loans accessible to students and their families. Daniel G. Mazzola CFA, CPA, CFP® is an investment advisory representative with American Portfolios Advisors Inc. Mr. Mazzola has developed a series…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, April 27
@ 4:15 p.m.
Money Matters
Global Market Outlook
After a long period of unusually calm markets, 2018 has seen the return of market volatility. While the positive fundamental story is still intact, the long-awaited increase in global growth has brought with it concerns about higher interest rates, inflation and over stimulation of the US economy. Kristopher Carney discusses how to navigate uncertain markets and find investment opportunities both at home and abroad. Kristopher D. Carney is the Sr. Director and Portfolio Manager at BNY Mellon.…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
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
Sat, April 28
@ 10 a.m.
Family Game Time
Come play board and card games in the library. We have classic games and new games, for children ages 2 to 12. Bring your friends and family. We have: Clue, Sorry, Candyland, Connect 4, Qwirkle, Monza, Uno, and more. Drop in at any time on Saturday, games are available throughout the day.
96th Street LibraryChildren
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