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Wed, October 24
@ 6 p.m.
Joe McKendry, Lynne Sagalyn, Tim Tompkins - One Times Square - Architectural Explorations in Books
FREE - Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Author/Illustrator Joe McKendry discusses the techniques used in creating the historically accurate paintings from his latest book One Times Square: A Century of Change at the Crossroads of the World. Joining him is Lynne Sagalyn, Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor of Real Estate at Columbia Business School and Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance. Together they discuss the physical changes that have transformed Times Square over its 100+…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Tue, June 10
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Geoff Dyer | Paul Holdengräber
A writer whose work defies easy categorization, Geoff Dyer recounts tales from Another Great Day at Sea, his new book on the complexities of life on board a U.S. aircraft carrier. Geoff Dyer is the author of four novels: Paris Trance, The Search, The Colour of Memory, and, most recently, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi; a critical study of John Berger, Ways of Telling; five genre-defying titles: But Beautiful, The Missing of the Somme, Out of Sheer Rage, Yoga For People Who Can’t Be Both…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees Room
Pratt Institute, School of Information and Library Science
Adults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, March 1
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Fri, March 4
@ 3 p.m.
Family Yoga
Stay in shape and release stress with yoga! Come in sneakers, comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle, and a yoga mat. For all ages. First come, first served. Limited quantity of mats available.
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
Children,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, March 7
@ 10:30 a.m.
Senior Meditation & Yoga w/Food Bank New York- 116th
Senior Meditation & Yoga Partenrship with New York City Food Bank Senior Center 10:30am-11:30am Mindfulness, Longevity, Improve Mood, and so much more!
115th Street Library, Alvin Ailey Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, March 8
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Tue, March 15
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Fri, March 18
@ 3 p.m.
Family Yoga
Stay in shape and release stress with yoga! Come in sneakers, comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle, and a yoga mat. For all ages. First come, first served. Limited quantity of mats available.
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
Children,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, March 22
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Tue, March 29
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Fri, April 1
@ 3 p.m.
Yoga Hour
Stay in shape and release stress with yoga! Come in sneakers, comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle, and a yoga mat. First come, first served. Limited quantity of mats available.
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
Children,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, April 4
@ 10:30 a.m.
Senior Meditation & Yoga w/Food Bank New York- 116th
Senior Meditation & Yoga Partenrship with New York City Food Bank Senior Center 10:30am-11:30am Mindfulness, Longevity, Improve Mood, and so much more!
115th Street Library, Alvin Ailey Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, April 5
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Fri, April 15
@ 3 p.m.
Yoga Hour
Stay in shape and release stress with yoga! Come in sneakers, comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle, and a yoga mat. First come, first served. Limited quantity of mats available.
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
Children,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, April 18
@ 10:30 a.m.
Senior Meditation & Yoga w/Food Bank New York- 116th
Senior Meditation & Yoga Partenrship with New York City Food Bank Senior Center 10:30am-11:30am Mindfulness, Longevity, Improve Mood, and so much more!
115th Street Library, Alvin Ailey Community Room50+,
Adults
Fri, April 29
@ 3 p.m.
Yoga Hour
Stay in shape and release stress with yoga! Come in sneakers, comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle, and a yoga mat. First come, first served. Limited quantity of mats available.
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
Children,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Sun, May 1
@ 11 a.m.
CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK KICK-OFF
Come to the Jefferson Market Library on Sunday, May 1st, to kick-off Children’s Book Week, the annual celebration of children’s books and the joy of reading. Kids ages 5 to 12, and their families, are invited to participate in age-based activities, including a picture book “Story Ball,” where kids create a story along with our guest illustrators. There will also be a rousing game of Trivia, where authors pair up with kids from the audience to answer questions about their favorite books! Final…
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 3
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Tue, May 10
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Thu, May 12
@ 5 p.m.
Canceled
Chair Yoga
Enjoy a Seated Yoga class with expert Carol Dickman of Stretch.com. This safe, gentle beginners program is for everyone who wants to experience yoga’s stress relief and health benefits, and is especially helpful for people who have difficulty standing, completing exercises on the floor, or perform a lot of work at a desk. Carol has an extensive background as a certified yoga instructor and has taught yoga, stretch and meditation at NBC, Canyon Ranch, The White House Athletic Center, AARP, and NY…
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
Fri, May 13
@ 3 p.m.
Yoga Hour
Stay in shape and release stress with yoga! Come in sneakers, comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle, and a yoga mat. First come, first served. Limited quantity of mats available.
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
Children,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, May 17
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Thu, May 19
@ 5:30 p.m.
Music @NYPL presents: Opera with Anne Tormela
Anne Tormela presents highlights of the most beloved opera, operetta, Broadway and popular classics. Special requests welcomed! Presenter Brief Bio: A native New Yorker, Ms. Tormela specializes in bel canto, operatic and early music style. Ms. Tormela is an accomplished concert recitalist and has performed all over the world in Germany, Italy, France, Sweden, Israel and the United States. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Manhattan Lyric Opera; a company devoted to presenting c…
Webster LibraryAdults
Sat, May 21
@ 1 p.m.
Silver Yoga on the Chair with Miriam
A gentle class that is aimed to quiet the mind as participants exercise the body. Participants will perform mild poses and stretches according to their abilities and needs. Goal is to make your body fitter, mind calmer and more relaxed. Come experience this easy-to-follow class. Participants should wear loose or comfortable clothing and sneakers. Miriam is a Zumba certified instructor, AFFA group class instructor and ISSA personal trainer.
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Tue, May 24
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Fri, May 27
@ 3 p.m.
Yoga Hour
Stay in shape and release stress with yoga! Come in sneakers, comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle, and a yoga mat. First come, first served. Limited quantity of mats available.
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
Children,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, May 31
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Tue, June 7
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Sat, June 11
@ 10:15 a.m.
Yoga Story Time
Join Miss Rachel for Yoga Story Time! This program will include fun yoga poses, games, stories and songs using books as our guide. Come ready to move, laugh, and share the joy of Yoga! Ages 3+ (with an adult). Pre-registration required!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Mon, June 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
After School YOGA
Let's Stretch it OUT with Miss Marisa!
Francis Martin LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, June 14
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Sat, June 18
@ 10:15 a.m.
Yoga Story Time
Join Miss Rachel for Yoga Story Time! This program will include fun yoga poses, games, stories and songs using books as our guide. Come ready to move, laugh, and share the joy of Yoga! Ages 3+ (with an adult). Pre-registration required!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Tue, June 21
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Sat, June 25
@ 10:15 a.m.
Yoga Story Time
Join Miss Rachel for Yoga Story Time! This program will include fun yoga poses, games, stories and songs using books as our guide. Come ready to move, laugh, and share the joy of Yoga! Ages 3+ (with an adult). Pre-registration required!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Mon, June 27
@ 5:15 p.m.
New York Writers Workshop presents: From the Page to the Stage with Lisa Kirchner
presents: From the Page to the Stage with Lisa Kirchner Learn how to transform your writing for oral presentations. Whether you've got a speech to give, a case to make or want to tell your stories to live audiences, this class will help you understand the differences between the written and spoken word. You'll come away with tips and tricks for making your story memorable. Lisa Kirchner is the author of the critically-acclaimed Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Q…
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Tue, June 28
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Tue, June 28
@ 7 p.m.
New York Writers Workshop presents: From the Page to the Stage with Lisa Kirchner
New York Writers Workshop presents: From the Page to the Stage with Lisa Kirchner Learn how to transform your writing for oral presentations. Whether you've got a speech to give, a case to make or want to tell your stories to live audiences, this class will help you understand the differences between the written and spoken word. You'll come away with tips and tricks for making your story memorable. Lisa Kirchner is the author of the critically-acclaimed Hello American Lady Creature: What I…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sat, July 9
@ 10:15 a.m.
Yoga Story Time
Join Miss Rachel for Yoga Story Time! This program will include fun yoga poses, games, stories and songs using books as our guide. Come ready to move, laugh, and share the joy of Yoga! Ages 3+ (with an adult). Pre-registration required!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Mon, July 11
@ 11 a.m.
Move it Mondays! Beginner Fitness
Join us for an hour of fun low-impact fitness! We will try out a variety of exercises together - zumba, yoga, hawaiian dance - all geared for people of all fitness levels.
Francis Martin LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
Fri, July 15
@ 11 a.m.
Silver Yoga on the Chair with Miriam
A gentle class that is aimed to quiet the mind as participants exercise the body. Participants will perform mild poses and stretches according to the silver yoga program for senior citizens. Registration required. Please e-mail LauraStein@nypl.org to reserve your spot.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
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