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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, August 1
@ 10:15 a.m.
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 10:30 a.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - August 2016
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos and discussing them with other adults from around the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Mon, August 1
@ 11:15 a.m.
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, August 2
@ 4 p.m.
Preschool Storytime
Stories, songs and participation activities for children ages 3-5.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, August 2
@ 5:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for BEGINNER ENGLISH SPEAKERS: Schwarzman Building - August 2016
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! These classes are for adults preparing to take the United States Citizenship Test in the next 6-9 months. This program is for BEGINNER level speakers of English. Each class will focus on several of the 100 citizenship test civics questions. A new topic each week! Just come to the classes you need! TOPICS in AUGUST: August 2: The Constitution and the Bill of Rights August 9: History – The Civil War, Lincoln and 1800s August 16: The U.S. Flag & the Pledge of…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, August 3
@ 10 a.m.
Summer Reading
Welcome Back Winnie-the-Pooh!
Join us for a welcome back tea party celebrating our favorite teddy bear. Make Winnie a birthday card, enjoy snacks and listen to stories. For children of all ages. First come, first served.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Wed, August 3
@ 1 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - August 2016
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos and discussing them with other adults from around the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, August 3
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
Researching Naturalization Records
In this class we explore the history of how your ancestors became citizens of the United States of America, the kinds of records they generated when they did so, what information those records contain, and where you can find them.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, August 3
@ 2:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Can You Guess?: Photography Workshop - Session 1
Children ages 8-11 will use cameras supplied by the NYPL to learn the basics of digital photography and capture their unique perspectives. Participants must be able to attend all three sessions of the workshop. Pre-registration is required. Registration for the series begins on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Session 1 (Wednesday, August 3): Introduction and library photo shoot. Session 2 (Wednesday, August 10): Library and Bryant Park photo shoot. Session 3 (Wednesday, August 24): Photo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Wed, August 3
@ 5:30 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - August 2016
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos and discussing them with other adults from around the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Thu, August 4
@ 10:15 a.m.
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, August 4
@ 11:15 a.m.
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, August 4
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
Researching Vital Records and the Census
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library with an exploration of vital records and the census. First, learn how to search for and find your ancestors on birth, marriage, and death certificates. Next, we'll explore the history of the U.S. Federal Census, explore what other types of census records exist, and offer a variety of search strategies to use in your genealogy research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Fri, August 5
@ 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
Sat, August 6
@ 11:30 a.m.
Daddy, Mommy & Me
Stories, songs and rhymes for families to enjoy together. For children ages 2-4.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Mon, August 8
@ 10:15 a.m.
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, August 8
@ 10:30 a.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - August 2016
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos and discussing them with other adults from around the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Mon, August 8
@ 11:15 a.m.
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, August 9
@ 4 p.m.
Preschool Storytime
Stories, songs and participation activities for children ages 3-5.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, August 9
@ 5:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for BEGINNER ENGLISH SPEAKERS: Schwarzman Building - August 2016
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! These classes are for adults preparing to take the United States Citizenship Test in the next 6-9 months. This program is for BEGINNER level speakers of English. Each class will focus on several of the 100 citizenship test civics questions. A new topic each week! Just come to the classes you need! TOPICS in AUGUST: August 2: The Constitution and the Bill of Rights August 9: History – The Civil War, Lincoln and 1800s August 16: The U.S. Flag & the Pledge of…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, August 10
@ 1 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - August 2016
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos and discussing them with other adults from around the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, August 10
@ 2 p.m.
Researching the History of Your New York City Home
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, August 10
@ 2:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Can You Guess?: Photography Workshop - Session 2
Children ages 8-11 will use cameras supplied by the NYPL to learn the basics of digital photography and capture their unique perspectives. Participants must be able to attend all three sessions of the workshop. Pre-registration is required. Registration for the series began on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Session 1 (Wednesday, August 3): Introduction and library photo shoot. Session 2 (Wednesday, August 10): Library and Bryant Park photo shoot. Session 3 (Wednesday, August 24): Photo s…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Wed, August 10
@ 5:30 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - August 2016
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos and discussing them with other adults from around the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Thu, August 11
@ 10:15 a.m.
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, August 11
@ 11:15 a.m.
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, August 11
@ 2 p.m.
Researching with E-Resources: Periodicals and Newspapers
Explore current and historical newspapers and periodicals available online through NYPL
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Fri, August 12
@ 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
Sat, August 13
@ 11:30 a.m.
Daddy, Mommy & Me
Stories, songs and rhymes for families to enjoy together. For children ages 2-4.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Mon, August 15
@ 10:15 a.m.
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, August 15
@ 11:15 a.m.
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, August 16
@ 4 p.m.
Preschool Storytime
Stories, songs and participation activities for children ages 3-5.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, August 16
@ 5:30 p.m.
Citizen Cartography I: Introduction to the Map Warper
This hands-on workshop will give you an overview of the NYPL Map Warper tool and how you can use it to explore local history. This tool also supports the Library's historical mapping game, Building Inspector, and the upcoming Space/Time Directory. What is the Map Warper? The Map Warper is a f…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, August 16
@ 5:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for BEGINNER ENGLISH SPEAKERS: Schwarzman Building - August 2016
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! These classes are for adults preparing to take the United States Citizenship Test in the next 6-9 months. This program is for BEGINNER level speakers of English. Each class will focus on several of the 100 citizenship test civics questions. A new topic each week! Just come to the classes you need! TOPICS in AUGUST: August 2: The Constitution and the Bill of Rights August 9: History – The Civil War, Lincoln and 1800s August 16: The U.S. Flag & the Pledge of…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, August 16
@ 6 p.m.
Oral History
NYC Transgender Oral History Project: Interviewer Training
VOLUNTEER INTERVIEWERS NEEDED: NYPL's Community Oral History Project is teaming up with the NYC Trans Oral History Project to collect, preserve, and share oral histories from our city's transgender and gender non-conforming communities. We'll be training a community corps of interviewers to collect these largely undocumented oral histories in order to build a lasting and expansive archive on the NYC transgender experience. Interested in participating as a volunteer interviewer for our…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults
Wed, August 17
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
Genealogical Research with Newspapers and Periodicals
Historical newspapers and genealogy periodicals can reveal a wealth of information about your ancestors. Learn about NYPL’s vast collections of newspapers and periodicals and find out how these resources can supplement your family history research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, August 17
@ 1 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - August 2016
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos and discussing them with other adults from around the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, August 17
@ 2:30 p.m.
Family Crafts
Join us for a hands-on craft program. For ages 3-8. Pre-registration starts August 10, 2016.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 17
@ 5:30 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - August 2016
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos and discussing them with other adults from around the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Thu, August 18
@ 10:15 a.m.
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
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