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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Stories, Songs and Rhymes for Little Ones
Stories, songs and rhymes for families to enjoy together. For children ages 2-4.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
The Winter Wonderland Music and Comedy Show
The Winter-Wonderland Music and Comedy Show is a snowy musical experience that is designed to engage children through music, comedy, movement, original winter tales, outstanding visuals and music technology featuring winter themes! The show is crafted to be inclusive for kids of all abilities, including children on the Autism Spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregivers! Each song in the 60-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids lea…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sun, December 11
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Join us for stories and songs. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Mon, December 12
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
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, December 12
@ 10:30 a.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - December 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, December 12
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
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, December 12
@ 12:30 p.m.
Docent led Tour of "Alexander Hamilton: Striver, Statesman, Scroundrel" Exhibition.
Join a 45 minute docent led Gallery Talk of our "Alexander Hamilton" exhibition. Please meet outside of the Wachenheim Gallery. There is no charge for this tour.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III GalleryAdults,
Families
Tue, December 13
@ 10:30 a.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - December 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
Tue, December 13
@ 1 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Level English Class: Schwarzman Building - December 2016
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you! These classes are for adults preparing for the United States Citizenship Test, or who want to improve their English speaking, reading and writing by learning about American history and culture. Each class will focus on several of the 100 citizenship test civics questions. This program is for intermediate and advanced speakers of English. A new topic each week! (The same topic on T…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, December 13
@ 3 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
African-American Genealogy: Resources and Research Methods
From 1565 to 1790, Africans surpassed Europeans among the roughly one million newcomers to what would become the United States. A majority of these nearly 360,000 men and women crossed in bondage. Centuries of local and federal laws related to the livelihood of black Americans have created a complex paper trail of genealogical resources. This class aims to provide introductory historical context and recommend basic research methods in the pursuit of African-American family history.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, December 13
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
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, December 13
@ 5:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for BEGINNER ENGLISH SPEAKERS: Schwarzman Building - December 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 DECEMBER: December 6, 7: Voting and Amendments December 13, 14: The Flag and the Pledge of Allegiance December 20, 21: United States Geograph…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, December 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Our Compelling Interests: A Panel on Diversity and Democracy
The New York Public Library and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation present: Our Compelling Interests: A Panel on Diversity and Democracy. At a time when American society is swiftly transforming, the new book series Our Compelling Interests sheds light on how our differences will only become more critical to our shared success. WELCOMING REMARKS Earl Lewis, Series Co-Editor and President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation POETRY READING Kevin Young, Incoming Director of the Schomburg Center PANEL D…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults
Wed, December 14
@ 10:30 a.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for BEGINNER ENGLISH SPEAKERS: Schwarzman Building - December 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 DECEMBER: December 6, 7: Voting and Amendments December 13, 14: The Flag and the Pledge of Allegiance December 20, 21: United States Geograph…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, December 14
@ 1 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - December 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, December 14
@ 5:30 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - December 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, December 14
@ 6 p.m.
Art Talks
The Artist's Museum | Carol Bove, Dan Byers, Anna Craycroft, Sara VanDerBeek | An Art Book Series Event
FREE — Auditorium doors open to public at 5:30 p.m. On the occasion of the publication of the catalog for The Artist’s Museum, an exhibition on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston from November 16, 2016–March, 26, 2017, the artists in the exhibition Carol Bove, Anna Craycroft and Sara VanDerBeek are joined in conversation by Dan Byers, Mannion Family Senior Curator at the ICA/Boston. The Artist's Museum presents immersive artworks that bring together art, artifacts, and natural ma…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Wed, December 14
@ 6 p.m.
City Directories: 137 Years of NYC History
The New York City Directories are volumes packed with data about historic New York including lists of the names and addresses of its residents, schools, courts, businesses and much more. NYPL is digitizing its entire run of New York City Directories, 1786 through 1923, and will serve them free through the NYPL Digital Collections portal. As the volumes are digitized, the NYC Space/Time Directory project is working to make them more accessible; staff are using OCR, machine learning, and crowdsour…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Thu, December 15
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
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, December 15
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
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, December 15
@ 2 p.m.
Discuss Great Books in a Great Setting
Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Location: Berger Forum (Second floor)
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults
Thu, December 15
@ 2:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Level English Class: Schwarzman Building - December 2016
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you! These classes are for adults preparing for the United States Citizenship Test, or who want to improve their English speaking, reading and writing by learning about American history and culture. Each class will focus on several of the 100 citizenship test civics questions. This program is for intermediate and advanced speakers of English. A new topic each week! (The same topic on T…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Fri, December 16
@ 10:30 a.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - December 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
Fri, December 16
@ 2:30 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - December 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
Fri, December 16
@ 4 p.m.
Craft Project for Kids
Join us and make a book inspired art project. For children ages 6-11 years old. Registration starts Fri., Dec 9th.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, December 17
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Stories, Songs and Rhymes for Little Ones
Stories, songs and rhymes for families to enjoy together. For children ages 2-4.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sat, December 17
@ 7 p.m.
TeenLIVE
Youth Poet Laureate Grand Slam
The New York City Youth Poet Laureate program is a voting-themed spoken word poetry competition produced by Urban Word NYC and NYC Votes. The youth Poet Laureate Program is aimed at increasing youth voter turnout by educating NYC students about their power to decide the leadership and direction of the city. By providing youth with a platform for creative expression, the YPL program promotes critical thinking of self, and by extension, a critical analysis of one’s role in one’s community and go…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sun, December 18
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Join us for stories and songs. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Mon, December 19
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
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, December 19
@ 10:30 a.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - December 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, December 19
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
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, December 19
@ 12:30 p.m.
Docent led Tour of "Alexander Hamilton: Striver, Statesman, Scroundrel" Exhibition.
Join a 45 minute docent led Gallery Talk of our "Alexander Hamilton" exhibition. Please meet outside of the Wachenheim Gallery. There is no charge for this tour.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III GalleryAdults,
Families
Tue, December 20
@ 10:30 a.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - December 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
Tue, December 20
@ 1 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Level English Class: Schwarzman Building - December 2016
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you! These classes are for adults preparing for the United States Citizenship Test, or who want to improve their English speaking, reading and writing by learning about American history and culture. Each class will focus on several of the 100 citizenship test civics questions. This program is for intermediate and advanced speakers of English. A new topic each week! (The same topic on T…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, December 20
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
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, December 20
@ 5:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for BEGINNER ENGLISH SPEAKERS: Schwarzman Building - December 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 DECEMBER: December 6, 7: Voting and Amendments December 13, 14: The Flag and the Pledge of Allegiance December 20, 21: United States Geograph…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, December 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for BEGINNER ENGLISH SPEAKERS: Schwarzman Building - December 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 DECEMBER: December 6, 7: Voting and Amendments December 13, 14: The Flag and the Pledge of Allegiance December 20, 21: United States Geograph…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, December 21
@ 1 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - December 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, December 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
Toddler Crafternoon
Join us for stories and make an easy art project. For ages 18 months - 3 years. Pre-registration starts Wed., Dec 14th.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, December 21
@ 5:30 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - December 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
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