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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Baby and Me
Parents with babies are invited to participate in singing, rhymes, and reading aloud. Limited to 15 babies. For ages 9 to 18 months. Pre-registration is required.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Today
@ 12 noon
1-Day Prose Course With Author Jennifer Baker
This 2-hour workshop will focus on short form writing. Participants will discuss readings, compose work based on prompts, and enter into discussion about craft and motivation. Author Jennifer Baker will provide packets of sample readings in fiction and nonfiction for participants to approach new or in-progress work with a more critical lens. She is the recipient of a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship and a 2017 Queens Council on the Arts New Work Grant (as well as the QCA Jr. Board Artistic Exce…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
Movie Screening: Fences
Join us for a film screening of August Wilson's play Fences. In 1950s Pittsburgh, a Black garbage collector named Troy Maxson--bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues--is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. Rated PG-13 Running Time: 138 Minutes
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Sun, September 24
@ 1 p.m.
Computer Zone
Waiting too long for the next available computer? Feel free to come to the computer zone and use the computer without the wait. Limited to 12 children. For ages 7 to 12 . Pre-registration required.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
Sun, September 24
@ 2 p.m.
Rafael Hernandez Music Festival
This annual concert honors the musical legacy of Rafael Hernandez, a.k.a El Jibarito, one of Puerto Rico's most prolific composers. The following musicians will be featured: Singer Gloria Mirabal (Ms. Mirabal is one of the best and enduring interpreters of the bolero) Balladeer Anibal Ayala, Cuatro master Luis Rodriguez (Mr. Rodriguez was Orquesta de Pacheco's Tres player for over 30 years. He also played with La Fania All-Stars and Sonora Poncena) Guitarist William Vazquez, Pianist-…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sun, September 24
@ 3 p.m.
Banned Books Week
"Words have power. Read a banned book." Stop by the Bronx Library Center Teen Center to check out a Banned Book and learn a little bit more about the history of censorship in libraries (and how it is still resisted today!).
Bronx Library Center, Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sun, September 24
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Children ages 3-5 can enjoy picture books with the librarian.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sun, September 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
School Bus Holder Making
Hands-on projects using a variety of skills. For ages 7 to 12 years old. Limited to 30 children. Pre-registration required.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
Mon, September 25
@ 11 a.m.
Tertulia Literaria Book Discussion in Spanish / Aleph Coelho, Paulo.
Tertulia Literaria Book Discussion in Spanish Lunes/Monday el 25 de Septiembre 2017 11:00 am-12:00 pm Aleph Por Paulo Coelho En su novela más personal hasta la fecha, Paulo Coelho regresa con una extraordinaria historia de autodescubrimiento. Al igual que el personaje principal de su gran novela El Alquimista, en Aleph Paulo se enfrenta a una grave crisis de fe. En busca de renovación y crecimiento espiritual, decide comenzar de nuevo: viajar, experimentar y volver a conectarse con el…
Bronx Library Center, Latino and Puerto Rican Cultural CollectionAdults
Mon, September 25
@ 3 p.m.
Banned Books Week
"Words have power. Read a banned book." Stop by the Bronx Library Center Teen Center to check out a Banned Book and learn a little bit more about the history of censorship in libraries (and how it is still resisted today!).
Bronx Library Center, Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, September 25
@ 4 p.m.
Game On @Bronx Library Center
Play Wii, PS3, and Xbox games at the library. For ages 7 to 12 years old. Pre-registration is required. Limited to 15 children.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
Mon, September 25
@ 6 p.m.
Library Hotspot Program
The Library HotSpot Program is a collaborative program by New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library and Department of Education to provide thousands of NYC K12 students with free internet access for the rest of the school year. This program addresses the needs of more than 1 in 5 New York City households who do not have home access to high-speed internet services. In order to participate in the Library HotSpot Program, you must register for and attend a patron l…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Tue, September 26
@ 2 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 for Beginners
Learn how to create a slideshow presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images and clipart, and running your slideshow.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
Tue, September 26
@ 3 p.m.
Library Card Sign-up
Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year! While you can sign-up for a library card anytime during the year, we encourage you to stop by the Bronx Library Center on September 18th or 26th to take part in our special promotion. In addition to a library card you will also receive a bookmark and personalized book recommendation from a YA staff member! We also encourage anyone who needs to replace a library card to stop by - we wi…
Bronx Library Center, Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, September 26
@ 3 p.m.
Banned Books Week
"Words have power. Read a banned book." Stop by the Bronx Library Center Teen Center to check out a Banned Book and learn a little bit more about the history of censorship in libraries (and how it is still resisted today!).
Bronx Library Center, Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, September 27
@ 10:30 a.m.
Book Discussion: Dietland by Sarai Walker
Join us for our monthly book discussion, this month we will be discussing the novel Dietland by Sarai Walker. "A fresh and provocative debut novel about a reclusive young woman saving up for weight loss surgery when she gets drawn into a shadowy feminist guerilla group called "Jennifer"--equal parts Bridget Jones's Diary and Fight Club"-- Provided by publisher.
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Wed, September 27
@ 2 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Design 360: Illustrator 3 - Illustration
This class explores the many ways to draw and trace in Adobe Illustrator, including using brushes, the Blob Brush, Live Trace, and Live Paint. Design 360 is a series of classes that aims to help students develop skills in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Each class includes a project that can be completed outside of class, either at home or in one of the open labs hosted in the Mid Manhattan Library Mac Lab, Bronx Library Center, or Columbus Library. Class Requirements: All classe…
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
Wed, September 27
@ 3 p.m.
Banned Books Week
"Words have power. Read a banned book." Stop by the Bronx Library Center Teen Center to check out a Banned Book and learn a little bit more about the history of censorship in libraries (and how it is still resisted today!).
Bronx Library Center, Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, September 27
@ 4 p.m.
Computer Zone
Waiting too long for the next available computer? Feel free to come to the computer zone and use the computer without the wait. Limited to 12 children. For ages 7 to 12 . Pre-registration required.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
Thu, September 28
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Children ages 3-5 can enjoy picture books with the librarian.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, September 28
@ 3 p.m.
Banned Books Week
"Words have power. Read a banned book." Stop by the Bronx Library Center Teen Center to check out a Banned Book and learn a little bit more about the history of censorship in libraries (and how it is still resisted today!).
Bronx Library Center, Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, September 28
@ 4 p.m.
Leaf Book Making
Hands-on projects using a variety of skills. For ages 7 to 12 years old. Limited to 30 children. Pre-registration required.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
Thu, September 28
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion: Dark Matter: A Novel by Blake Crouch
Join us for our monthly evening book discussion. This month we will be discussing the novel Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. "Kidnapped and drugged at gunpoint for inexplicable reasons, physics professor Jason Dessen awakens in a lab and is informed that his entire life has been an illusion and that he is being hunted by a deadly adversary. By the best-selling author of the Wayward Pines trilogy." - Provided by the publisher.
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Fri, September 29
@ 3 p.m.
Banned Books Week
"Words have power. Read a banned book." Stop by the Bronx Library Center Teen Center to check out a Banned Book and learn a little bit more about the history of censorship in libraries (and how it is still resisted today!).
Bronx Library Center, Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, September 29
@ 4 p.m.
Game Day
Play a variety of board games at the Library. For ages 5 to 12 years old.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
Sat, September 30
@ 12 noon
Write Your Own Freedom Song with Two-time BRIO Award Winner Tyrone Birkett
This workshop wil equip you how to write your own Freedom Song in the spirit of the freedom songs that gave hope and inspiration to the Civil Rights' Movement and beyond. To be accompanied by a short discussion on how the power of song can be curative, motivate action, develop loving compassionate community, and affirm humanity. The workshop will be conducted by Two-time BRIO Award Winner Tyrone Birkett. Sponosred by the Bronx Council on the Arts.
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Sat, September 30
@ 2:30 p.m.
Movie Screening: The Old Man and the Sea
Join us for a film screening of Ernest Heminway's The Old Man and the Sea. An aging Cuban fisherman, alone in a small skiff, catches a magnificent marlin and must defy the sea, marauding sharks, and his own flagging strength to bring his great catch home. Not Rated Running time: 86 Minutes
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Sat, September 30
@ 3 p.m.
Banned Books Week
"Words have power. Read a banned book." Stop by the Bronx Library Center Teen Center to check out a Banned Book and learn a little bit more about the history of censorship in libraries (and how it is still resisted today!).
Bronx Library Center, Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, October 3
@ 6 p.m.
Library Hotspot Program
The Library HotSpot Program is a collaborative program by New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library and Department of Education to provide thousands of NYC K12 students with free internet access for the rest of the school year. This program addresses the needs of more than 1 in 5 New York City households who do not have home access to high-speed internet services. In order to participate in the Library HotSpot Program, you must register for and attend a patron l…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Thu, October 5
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Be a Game Builder
You buy them. You play them. Have you ever thought of creating one? Explore the world and concepts of game design with LEGO® bricks! You’ll even learn to "power up" your designs with LEGO® Power Functions. You have the experience. You have the creativity. All you need are the skills. Are you game? Each workshop is 90 minutes long. Week 1: Minecraft and Game Mechanics- Unravel the game design concept of game mechanics and the inner workings that connect them together. Reflect on your own ex…
Bronx Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, October 5
@ 6 p.m.
Author @ the Library presents Margie Shaheed of Tongue Shakers: Interviews and Narratives on Speaking Mother Tongue in a Multicultural Society
Margie Shaheed is a community poet and writer. Her work has been published in Essence Magazine,The Mom Egg Review, Black Magnolias, Femficatio, Split This Rock, Blackberry: A Magazine, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, and Spector Magazine. She is the author of three chapbooks,MOSIC (NightBallet Press, 2013) and ONOMONOPOEIA (NightBallet Press, 2015) and (DREAM CATCHER (NightBallet Press, 2017. Her manuscript, The Playground (poems) is the winner of the 2014 Hidden Charm Press Chapbook Contest and…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Thu, October 12
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Be a Game Builder
You buy them. You play them. Have you ever thought of creating one? Explore the world and concepts of game design with LEGO® bricks! You’ll even learn to "power up" your designs with LEGO® Power Functions. You have the experience. You have the creativity. All you need are the skills. Are you game? Each workshop is 90 minutes long. Week 1: Minecraft and Game Mechanics- Unravel the game design concept of game mechanics and the inner workings that connect them together. Reflect on your own ex…
Bronx Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, October 12
@ 4 p.m.
The Living Remix
Learn music production and the studio recording process by being the artist! Participants will make the beats, play the melodies and sing/rap over the song the group collectively creates. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by DJ SpazeCraft
Bronx Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, October 14
@ 12 noon
Getting Dialogue Right in Fiction With A.J. Sidrasnky
Dialogue in prose writing requires a different approach than spoken language does. Forgiving Maximo Rothmanwas A.J. Sidranksy’s debut novel. The National Jewish Book Awards selected it as a finalist in Outstanding Debut Fiction in 2013. His second book, Stealing a Summer’s Afternoon, a satirical comedy, was released in June 2014. The Next Generation Indie Book Awards selected it as a finalist for Best Second Novel for 2015. Forgiving Mariela Comacho, a thriller and continuation of Forgiving Maxi…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Sat, October 14
@ 2:30 p.m.
Indie Author Day 2017
Please join us for the 2nd Annual Indie Author Day. Hear from the following authors: Annette Libeskind Berkovits was born in Kyrgyzstan and grew up in postwar Poland and the fledgling state of Israel before coming to America at age sixteen. In her three-decade career with the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York, she spearheaded the institution’s nationwide and worldwide science education programs. Annette will be presenting on her latest book - Confessions of An Accidental Zoo Keeper…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Wed, October 18
@ 11 a.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
(CEIS) Bronx Library Center Employer Pop-Up Recruitment Series
(CEIS) Career, Education and Information Services is pleased to announce our Employer Pop-Up Recruitment Series, a fast, simple approach for employers to identify, screen and review credentials, as well as select potential employees for their organizations. Please join us, and meet with Recruiters who are screening candidates for: Retail - Manufacturing - Warehouse Associates - Construction Flaggers - Restaurant Workers - Airport Cabin Cleaners - Health Care Professionals - Baggage Handlers W…
Bronx Library Center, Career, Education and Information ServicesJob Seekers
Thu, October 19
@ 10 a.m.
Back-to-School Open House
Get a new start at the Library this school year! This fall, we’re hosting back-to-school events in every branch! Learn about all the great educational resources available at your neighborhood library- from millions of books to program, computer access, online resources, and more- all for FREE. PLUS! Questions about your library card? Have books you need to return? We can help you! FEATURED PROGRAM Ask us about our weekly programs for kids and teens.
Bronx Library CenterChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, October 19
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Be a Game Builder
You buy them. You play them. Have you ever thought of creating one? Explore the world and concepts of game design with LEGO® bricks! You’ll even learn to "power up" your designs with LEGO® Power Functions. You have the experience. You have the creativity. All you need are the skills. Are you game? Each workshop is 90 minutes long. Week 1: Minecraft and Game Mechanics- Unravel the game design concept of game mechanics and the inner workings that connect them together. Reflect on your own ex…
Bronx Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, October 21
@ 2 p.m.
The Not So Spooky Ghost
A timid ghost, his skeleton father and a mysterious scarecrow have lots of laughs in this all-ages show. The little ghost can't scare a soul to please his Big Bad Dad, but help is on the way as the audience and some friends scare up some fun fright. Highly interactive puppet show in a traditional puppet booth. Best for ages 2 and older with parent/caregiver. Presented by WonderSpark Puppets
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, October 23
@ 11 a.m.
Tertulia Literaria Book Discussion in Spanish / Como agua para chocolate : novela de entregas mensuales con recetas, amores y remedios caseros Por Laura Esquivel
Tertulia Literaria Book Discussion in Spanish Lunes/Monday el 23 de Octubre 2017 11:00 am-12:00 pm Como Agua Para Chocolate: Novela de entregas mensuales con recetas, amores y remedios caseros Por Laura Esquivel Un bestseller # 1 en México en 1990, esta encantadora, imaginativa y simplemente divertida novela de la vida familiar en México a finales de siglo incluye recetas únicas al principio de cada capítulo para una variedad de platos tradicionales.​
Bronx Library Center, Latino and Puerto Rican Cultural CollectionAdults
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