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39 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Who's the King? Chess @ New Amsterdam
All ages are welcome! Board games avialable upon request at the circulation desk. Join us every Friday from 2-4pm!
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
50+,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Adults
Sat, February 25
@ 10 a.m.
AARP Free Tax Preparation Service at the New Amsterdam Library
The AARP will provide free tax preparation for New Yorkers on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This program will start on Saturday February 4, 2017 and end on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Up to 30 clients will be processed each day on a first come first serve basis.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Sat, February 25
@ 11 a.m.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: New Amsterdam Library - February 2017
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 to your child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate Level English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos. Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you. This program…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Mon, February 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Monday Madness
Come join us for either a fun craft, short movie, or a surprise activity.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, February 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Monday Madness
Come join us for either a fun craft, short movie, or a surprise activity.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, February 28
@ 10:30 a.m.
Story Time
Children and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other children in the neighborhood. Please note: Space is limited. Before each session, tickets are distributed to the first 30 adults beginning at 10 and 11 a.m.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, February 28
@ 11:30 a.m.
Story Time
Children and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other children in the neighborhood. Please note: Space is limited. Before each session, tickets are distributed to the first 30 adults beginning at 10 and 11 a.m.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, February 28
@ 1 p.m.
Shoe Box Photography
Do you love taking pictures? Have you ever taken a photo with a shoe box? Want to try it out? Join the New Amsterdam Library as we create and take photo’s using shoe boxes.. **Please bring your own shoe boxes. All other materials will be provided** Date: Tuesday February 28, 2017 Time: 1-2:30P Place: New Amsterdam Library Auditoriu, SIGN UP IN PERSON OR BY PHONE Maximum Class Size: 8
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Tue, February 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
MS Publisher for Beginners
Learn desktop publishing basics using Microsoft Publisher 2010. Topics include creating flyers, brochures, business cards, and more.
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, February 28
@ 5 p.m.
Canceled
Mystery Book Club: Dance Dance Dance
Join us for a discussion of Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Thu, March 2
@ 1 p.m.
A Moment of Zen: Meditation Group
Scientific studies show that just 10 minutes of meditation a day relieves stress and improves your health and well-being. Take time out of your busy schedule to come to the New Amsterdam library to learn meditation and find inner peace. Twice a month we will teach, practice and discuss meditation. No prior experience necessary -- just bring an open mind!
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Fri, March 3
@ 12 noon
Coffee & Connections
New York has many great resources and services for people experiencing homelessness but it can be challenging to gain access to them. Every month we host an expert who will be available to answer your questions, and provide useful tips and information. Join us for coffee and connections every first Friday of the month. Coffee and Connections meets on the main floor. Upcoming sessions: January 6, 2017, February 3, 2017, March 3, 2017, April 7, 2017, May 5, 2017 and June 2, 2017 All Public…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons Without Homes,
Adults
Sat, March 4
@ 10 a.m.
AARP Free Tax Preparation Service at the New Amsterdam Library
The AARP will provide free tax preparation for New Yorkers on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This program will start on Saturday February 4, 2017 and end on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Up to 30 clients will be processed each day on a first come first serve basis.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Tue, March 7
@ 1 p.m.
Artsty Afternoon: DYI Bowls
***Disclaimer: This is NOT a therapy session!!! This program is intended for creative and relaxation purposes only. It’s early in the week and you are looking for something relaxing to do; and lucky for you, the New Amsterdam Library has just the thing to help youget through the rest week. Join us for relaxing afternoon of art therapy, as we work together to create something beautiful. Tuesday March 7, 2017 1pm-2:30pm Auditorium
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, March 8
@ 4 p.m.
Not Your Mom's Book Club.
Have you finished a book that you're just dying to tell everyone about? Share with everyone what you loved or hated about any book, movie, CD or graphic novel. This is not your mom's book club where everyone talks about the same book!
New Amsterdam LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, March 8
@ 4 p.m.
Gross Biology Series
From the digestive system to our immune system, students discover what’s inside of them and how their body works hard to keep them healthy. For ages 5 and older. Presented by the Children's Museum of Manhattan
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 9
@ 12:30 p.m.
Mid-Day Arm Knitting
Do you like to Knit? Have you ever Knitted with your arms? Want to try it out? Join the New Amsterdam Library as we knit Infinity Scarves using just our arms. **Yarn will be provided but if you have your own, feel free to bring it with you.** SIGN UP IN PERSON OR BY PHONE Maximum Class Size: 8 Date: Thursdays March 9 and March 23 Time: 12:45p-1:30p Place: New Amsterdam Library (Auditorium)
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Sat, March 11
@ 10 a.m.
AARP Free Tax Preparation Service at the New Amsterdam Library
The AARP will provide free tax preparation for New Yorkers on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This program will start on Saturday February 4, 2017 and end on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Up to 30 clients will be processed each day on a first come first serve basis.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Tue, March 14
@ 2:30 p.m.
Vision Board
Do you have a vision for yourself but don't quite know where to begin? Well we are here to help. Join us for a afternoon vision board program where we will create map out all the things you need to succeed at your personal goals. **This is an arts and craft program as well as a visionairy program.** Date: Tuesday March 14, 2017 Time: 2:30p- 3:45p All are welcome.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Wed, March 15
@ 4 p.m.
Gross Biology Series
From the digestive system to our immune system, students discover what’s inside of them and how their body works hard to keep them healthy. For ages 5 and older. Presented by the Children's Museum of Manhattan
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 16
@ 1 p.m.
A Moment of Zen: Meditation Group
Scientific studies show that just 10 minutes of meditation a day relieves stress and improves your health and well-being. Take time out of your busy schedule to come to the New Amsterdam library to learn meditation and find inner peace. Twice a month we will teach, practice and discuss meditation. No prior experience necessary -- just bring an open mind!
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Fri, March 17
@ 12 noon
Lunch Time Open Mic
DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL, A RAP TO RECITE OR A TUNE TO SING? JOIN US ON Friday March 17, 2017, at 12:00pm, FOR AN AFTERNOON OF OPEN MIC AT THE NEW AMSTERDAM LIBRARY. SIGN UP IN PERSON OR BY PHONE WALK–INS WELCOME ***Disclaimer: While we accept all forms of art and entertainment, we kindly remind you to be respectful and courteous towards all of our performers and guests. Offensive behavior will not be tolerated.***
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Sat, March 18
@ 10 a.m.
AARP Free Tax Preparation Service at the New Amsterdam Library
The AARP will provide free tax preparation for New Yorkers on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This program will start on Saturday February 4, 2017 and end on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Up to 30 clients will be processed each day on a first come first serve basis.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Tue, March 21
@ 1 p.m.
Artsy Afternoon: DYI Snow Globes
***Disclaimer: This is NOT a therapy session!!! This program is intended for creative and relaxation purposes only. It’s early in the week and you are looking for something relaxing to do; and lucky for you, the New Amsterdam Library has just the thing to help youget through the rest week. Join us for relaxing afternoon of art therapy, as we work together to create something beautiful. Tuesday March 21, 2017 1pm-2:30pm Auditorium
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, March 22
@ 4 p.m.
Gross Biology Series
From the digestive system to our immune system, students discover what’s inside of them and how their body works hard to keep them healthy. For ages 5 and older. Presented by the Children's Museum of Manhattan
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 23
@ 12:30 p.m.
Mid-Day Arm Knitting
Do you like to Knit? Have you ever Knitted with your arms? Want to try it out? Join the New Amsterdam Library as we knit Infinity Scarves using just our arms. **Yarn will be provided but if you have your own, feel free to bring it with you.** SIGN UP IN PERSON OR BY PHONE Maximum Class Size: 8 Date: Thursdays March 9 and March 23 Time: 12:45p-1:30p Place: New Amsterdam Library (Auditorium)
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Sat, March 25
@ 10 a.m.
AARP Free Tax Preparation Service at the New Amsterdam Library
The AARP will provide free tax preparation for New Yorkers on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This program will start on Saturday February 4, 2017 and end on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Up to 30 clients will be processed each day on a first come first serve basis.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Wed, March 29
@ 4 p.m.
Gross Biology Series
From the digestive system to our immune system, students discover what’s inside of them and how their body works hard to keep them healthy. For ages 5 and older. Presented by the Children's Museum of Manhattan
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 30
@ 1 p.m.
Meditation to be Serene
In this fast-paced world, we are all seeking greater peace, calm and centeredness. The question is, how to achieve it? Meditation is a simple, very effective technique that can help us gain the serenity we are searching for. When we are able to quiet our thoughts, we begin to realize we are more than just our body and mind- we are able to tap into something eternal that is inside us- that is our true self. Join Dr. Frank Pawlowski, long time meditator for this engaging program.
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
Thu, March 30
@ 1 p.m.
Meditation to be Serene
In this fast-paced world, we are all seeking greater peace, calm and centeredness. The question is, how to achieve it? Meditation is a simple, very effective technique that can help us gain the serenity we are searching for. When we are able to quiet our thoughts, we begin to realize we are more than just our body and mind- we are able to tap into something eternal that is inside us- that is our true self. Join Dr. Frank Pawlowski, long time meditator for this engaging program.
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
Thu, March 30
@ 4 p.m.
Lego at the Library
Kids and Teens are invited to design, create and build unique creations during the Lego Free Build. All Lego blocks are provided, just bring your imagination!
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, April 4
@ 12:30 p.m.
Artsy Afternoons: String Art
It’s the start of the week and you are looking for something relaxing to do; and lucky for you, the New Amsterdam Branch has just the thing to help you finish out the week. Join us for relaxing afternoon of artistic fun, as we work together to create something beautiful. SIGN UP IN PERSON OR BY PHONE WALK–INS WELCOME ***Disclaimer: This is not a therapy session. This program is meant for creative and relaxation purposes only.***
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Fri, April 7
@ 12 noon
Coffee & Connections
New York has many great resources and services for people experiencing homelessness but it can be challenging to gain access to them. Every month we host an expert who will be available to answer your questions, and provide useful tips and information. Join us for coffee and connections every first Friday of the month. Coffee and Connections meets on the main floor. Upcoming sessions: January 6, 2017, February 3, 2017, March 3, 2017, April 7, 2017, May 5, 2017 and June 2, 2017 All Public…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons Without Homes,
Adults
Fri, April 14
@ 11 a.m.
Women and Retirement
Women and Retirement It's never too early (and, conversely, never too late) to address your retirement needs. Don't procrastinate! Learn what you should be doing to take control of your financial future by attending our workshop on retirement planning for women. Sara specializes in working with female marketing professionals, attorneys, and young families in the New York tri-state. Her passion is providing positive impact to women and supporting female empowerment in all of its forms w…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, April 19
@ 11 a.m.
Singing Stories
The musical performance is interactive and incorporates the elements of composition, harmony, melody and rhythm. Mixing some very funny original and traditional songs with books, will have everyone laughing, singing and moving together. Best for children ages 3 to 5 years old. Presented by Lou Gallo
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, April 27
@ 4 p.m.
Lego at the Library
Kids and Teens are invited to design, create and build unique creations during the Lego Free Build. All Lego blocks are provided, just bring your imagination!
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Fri, May 5
@ 12 noon
Coffee & Connections
New York has many great resources and services for people experiencing homelessness but it can be challenging to gain access to them. Every month we host an expert who will be available to answer your questions, and provide useful tips and information. Join us for coffee and connections every first Friday of the month. Coffee and Connections meets on the main floor. Upcoming sessions: January 6, 2017, February 3, 2017, March 3, 2017, April 7, 2017, May 5, 2017 and June 2, 2017 All Public…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons Without Homes,
Adults
Wed, May 10
@ 4 p.m.
Not Your Mom's Book Club.
Have you finished a book that you're just dying to tell everyone about? Share with everyone what you loved or hated about any book, movie, CD or graphic novel. This is not your mom's book club where everyone talks about the same book!
New Amsterdam LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, June 2
@ 12 noon
Coffee & Connections
New York has many great resources and services for people experiencing homelessness but it can be challenging to gain access to them. Every month we host an expert who will be available to answer your questions, and provide useful tips and information. Join us for coffee and connections every first Friday of the month. Coffee and Connections meets on the main floor. Upcoming sessions: January 6, 2017, February 3, 2017, March 3, 2017, April 7, 2017, May 5, 2017 and June 2, 2017 All Public…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons Without Homes,
Adults

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