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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, September 26
@ 4:30 p.m.
Harley Quinn Day!
Swing by the new Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd St in the Teen Zone (Room 67C) for a celebration of Harley Quinn Day! We’ll be showing Batman and Harley Quinn, the animated movie, with popcorn as well as offering Batman/Harley Quinn themed face painting. Stay for the whole movie and you may be the lucky winner of an exclusive Harley Quinn #1 issue.
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67CTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, September 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, September 27
@ 9:30 a.m.
LEAD - Professional Development Program for Young Women Immigrants
LEAD Professional development program for young women immigrants - INFORMATION SESSION 8 free workshops Learn about: Job search process Resume writing US workplace culture Job interviews Networking Public speaking Teamwork and much more! Information Sessions: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 10am -11:30am or Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 10am -11:30am MID-MANHATTAN LIBRARY AT 42ND STREET Stephen A. Schwarzman Building 476 Fifth Avenue, Ground Floor (entrance at 42nd Street)…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67AAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants
Wed, September 27
@ 2 p.m.
TOUR Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street
TOUR Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street Explore the new Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street located in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Mid-Manhattan Library, one of the busiest circulating libraries in the country, closed on August 1, 2017 for a complete renovation expected to be complete in 2020. This staff led tour will highlight programs, services and collections of the interim circulating space located on the ground floor of the iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Aven…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetAdults,
Immigrants
Wed, September 27
@ 5 p.m.
TOUR Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street
TOUR Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street Explore the new Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street located in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Mid-Manhattan Library, one of the busiest circulating libraries in the country, closed on August 1, 2017 for a complete renovation expected to be complete in 2020. This staff led tour will highlight programs, services and collections of the interim circulating space located on the ground floor of the iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Aven…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetAdults,
Immigrants
Wed, September 27
@ 5 p.m.
Free Writing Happy Hour: Banned Books edition
Join us for Free Writing Happy Hour*! Once a month we meet at Mid-Manhattan Library to write, share feedback, and exchange ideas. Each night we work through a writing prompt based on a theme. In honor of Banned Books Week, this week we're writing about being told what to do. First come, first serve. Space is limited, so please arrive early. *No drinks provided. We're happy to recommend your next read, though!
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67AAdults
Thu, September 28
@ 5 p.m.
Basic Chinese Conversation Level I
Learn Mandarin with an experienced instructor using the Mango Languages database.
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 76Adults
Thu, September 28
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, October 3
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Getting the Job for Teens
Learn what you will need to apply for the job, and the steps to take after. Every Tuesday from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM in the Teen Zone - Room 67C No registration required. First come, first served. October 3 October 17 October 24 November 7 November 14 November 21 November 28 December 5 Click here for flyer: getting_the_job_for_young_adults.pdf
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67CTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, October 3
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, October 4
@ 4:30 p.m.
Wired Wednesdays
Ever wanted to learn how to... ...Photoshop octopus arms on a dog for fun? ...Design your own buttons? ...Mess with circuitry on MakeyMakey kits? ...Record that song you've been writing? Swing by the Teen Zone every Wednesday for creative, hands-on tech programs. We'll be tinkering with cameras, lighting, mics, and some basic digital media production freeware.~
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67CTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, October 4
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Who Cleans the Park?: Public Work and Urban Governance in New York City: John Krinsky
America’s public parks are in a golden age. Millions of dollars—both public and private—fund urban jewels like Manhattan’s Central Park. Keeping the polish on landmark parks and in neighborhood playgrounds alike means that the trash must be picked up, benches painted, equipment tested, and leaves raked. Bringing this often-invisible work into view, however, raises profound questions for citizens of cities. In Who Cleans the Park? John Krinsky and Maud Simonet explain that the work of maintain…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetAdults
Thu, October 5
@ 4:30 p.m.
Arts and Crafts for Teens
Come join us for creative crafting as we create fantastic art Every Thursday from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM in the Teen Zone - Room 67C October 5 October 12 October 19 October 26
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67CTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, October 5
@ 5 p.m.
Basic Chinese Conversation Level I
Learn Mandarin with an experienced instructor using the Mango Languages database.
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 76Adults
Thu, October 5
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, October 10
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, October 11
@ 4:30 p.m.
Wired Wednesdays
Ever wanted to learn how to... ...Photoshop octopus arms on a dog for fun? ...Design your own buttons? ...Mess with circuitry on MakeyMakey kits? ...Record that song you've been writing? Swing by the Teen Zone every Wednesday for creative, hands-on tech programs. We'll be tinkering with cameras, lighting, mics, and some basic digital media production freeware.~
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67CTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, October 12
@ 4:30 p.m.
Arts and Crafts for Teens
Come join us for creative crafting as we create fantastic art Every Thursday from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM in the Teen Zone - Room 67C October 5 October 12 October 19 October 26
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67CTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, October 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Fri, October 13
@ 2 p.m.
What Are You Reading? Occupational Hazard
We are having a book social! We hope you’ll come and share a book you loved reading! What to expect at a What Are You Reading? book social (formerly Open Book Night): 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell us what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. We want to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your fri…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetAdults,
Book Lovers
Tue, October 17
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Getting the Job for Teens
Learn what you will need to apply for the job, and the steps to take after. Every Tuesday from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM in the Teen Zone - Room 67C No registration required. First come, first served. October 3 October 17 October 24 November 7 November 14 November 21 November 28 December 5 Click here for flyer: getting_the_job_for_young_adults.pdf
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67CTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, October 17
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, October 18
@ 4:30 p.m.
Wired Wednesdays
Ever wanted to learn how to... ...Photoshop octopus arms on a dog for fun? ...Design your own buttons? ...Mess with circuitry on MakeyMakey kits? ...Record that song you've been writing? Swing by the Teen Zone every Wednesday for creative, hands-on tech programs. We'll be tinkering with cameras, lighting, mics, and some basic digital media production freeware.~
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67CTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, October 19
@ 4:30 p.m.
Arts and Crafts for Teens
Come join us for creative crafting as we create fantastic art Every Thursday from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM in the Teen Zone - Room 67C October 5 October 12 October 19 October 26
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67CTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, October 19
@ 5 p.m.
Basic Chinese Conversation Level I
Learn Mandarin with an experienced instructor using the Mango Languages database.
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 76Adults
Thu, October 19
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Fri, October 20
@ 2 p.m.
Biblio File
Contemporary Classics Book Discussion: The Strange Library
Friday, October 20, 2017 2-3 PM Opening the flaps in this unique little book, readers will find themselves immersed in the strange world of best-selling Haruki Murakami's wild imagination. The story of a lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plotting their escape from a nightmarish library, the book is like nothing else Murakami has written. Designed by Chip Kidd and fully illustrated, in full color, throughout, this small format, the 96-page volume is a treat for…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67ABook Lovers
Tue, October 24
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Getting the Job for Teens
Learn what you will need to apply for the job, and the steps to take after. Every Tuesday from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM in the Teen Zone - Room 67C No registration required. First come, first served. October 3 October 17 October 24 November 7 November 14 November 21 November 28 December 5 Click here for flyer: getting_the_job_for_young_adults.pdf
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67CTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, October 24
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, October 25
@ 4:30 p.m.
Wired Wednesdays
Ever wanted to learn how to... ...Photoshop octopus arms on a dog for fun? ...Design your own buttons? ...Mess with circuitry on MakeyMakey kits? ...Record that song you've been writing? Swing by the Teen Zone every Wednesday for creative, hands-on tech programs. We'll be tinkering with cameras, lighting, mics, and some basic digital media production freeware.~
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67CTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, October 25
@ 6:30 p.m.
Chinese Book Discussion 中文书籍讨论会
曼哈顿中城图书馆(Mid-Manhattan Library)的世界语言部门 为鼓励大家借阅中文图书,每月举行一次中文书籍讨论会。 请您在讨论会中介绍自己喜欢的书籍,与别人分享您阅读的快乐。 书籍内容不拘一格,历史,传记,散文,财经,侦探,爱情小说 等等,皆在欢迎之列。请大家告诉大家,请大家踊跃参加。
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67AAdults
Thu, October 26
@ 4:30 p.m.
Arts and Crafts for Teens
Come join us for creative crafting as we create fantastic art Every Thursday from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM in the Teen Zone - Room 67C October 5 October 12 October 19 October 26
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67CTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, October 26
@ 5 p.m.
Basic Chinese Conversation Level I
Learn Mandarin with an experienced instructor using the Mango Languages database.
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 76Adults
Thu, October 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, October 31
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us on at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Thu, November 2
@ 4:30 p.m.
Arts and Crafts for Teens
Come join us for creative crafting as we create fantastic art Every Thursday from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM in the Teen Zone - Room 67C November 2 November 9 November 16 November 30
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67CTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, November 2
@ 5 p.m.
Basic Chinese Conversation Level I
Learn Mandarin with an experienced instructor using the Mango Languages database.
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 76Adults
Fri, November 3
@ 2 p.m.
What Are You Reading? Food, Family, Feuds
We are having a book social! We hope you’ll come and share a book you loved reading! What to expect at a What Are You Reading? book social (formerly Open Book Night): 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell us what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. We want to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your fri…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetAdults,
Book Lovers
Tue, November 7
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Getting the Job for Teens
Learn what you will need to apply for the job, and the steps to take after. Every Tuesday from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM in the Teen Zone - Room 67C No registration required. First come, first served. October 3 October 17 October 24 November 7 November 14 November 21 November 28 December 5 Click here for flyer: getting_the_job_for_young_adults.pdf
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67CTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, November 9
@ 4:30 p.m.
Arts and Crafts for Teens
Come join us for creative crafting as we create fantastic art Every Thursday from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM in the Teen Zone - Room 67C November 2 November 9 November 16 November 30
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67CTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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