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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 10 a.m.
Resume & Job Search Workshop: By Appointment
Need help writing or formatting a resume? Looking for guidance or advice on the job hunt? Have questions about preparing for an interview? The Ottendorfer Library is now offering one-on-one counseling for adult and teen patrons seeking assistance with resume writing, finding a job, or the job application process. Appointments are available by advance request Monday-Thursday, 11am-7pm or Friday, 10am-5pm. To sign up, call 212-674-0947, email sashajones@nypl.org, or sign up in person at the bran…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, December 10
@ 10 a.m.
Book Swap!
By popular demand, Ottendorfer now hosts a Book Swap every Saturday! Please bring your books, DVDs, CDs and miscellaneous trinkets to trade with others.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Sat, December 10
@ 2 p.m.
Knitting Circle
Got knitting skills? If not, want to learn? We’ll provide some supplies, but everyone must bring his or her own yarn.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Mon, December 12
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Babies from birth to 18 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. First come, first served. Doors open at 10:15am.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, December 12
@ 11 a.m.
Resume & Job Search Workshop: By Appointment
Need help writing or formatting a resume? Looking for guidance or advice on the job hunt? Have questions about preparing for an interview? The Ottendorfer Library is now offering one-on-one counseling for adult and teen patrons seeking assistance with resume writing, finding a job, or the job application process. Appointments are available by advance request Monday-Thursday, 11am-7pm or Friday, 10am-5pm. To sign up, call 212-674-0947, email sashajones@nypl.org, or sign up in person at the bran…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Mon, December 12
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Babies from birth to 18 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. First come, first served. Doors open at 10:15am.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, December 13
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Sensory Playtime
Come to play and leave ready to turn ordinary objects in your home into your child's favorite toys. For Babies and Toddlers birth to 3 years and their parents and caregivers.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, December 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
Read with April the Dog
Make an appointment to read our therapy dog, April.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, December 13
@ 5:30 p.m.
Ottendorfer Book Club: March: Book One by John Lewis
Our December selection is March: Book One by John Lewis. This graphic novel is a firsthand account of Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. Join us for a good conversation and great company. Ottendorfer Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month. Ask for a copy at the circulation desk or reserve your own online.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Wed, December 14
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Walking toddlers from 18 months to 3 years and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. First come, first served.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, December 14
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Walking toddlers from 18 months to 3 years and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. First come, first served.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, December 14
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Read Make and Take
Listen to picture books, fairytales and more! Afterward, get creative with a simple art project.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, December 14
@ 5 p.m.
English Conversation Group
Looking to practice your English in a casual setting? Join us for an hour of group conversation at the Ottendorfer Library on Wednesdays from 5-6 PM. All are welcome!
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Thu, December 15
@ 10 a.m.
Open Computer Lab
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Please ring the doorbell for admittance.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Thu, December 15
@ 4 p.m.
Family Gingerbread House Party
Children and their families will build and decorate their own gingerbread house to take home for the holidays. Limited to 15 participants. Registration Required.
Ottendorfer LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, December 16
@ 3:30 p.m.
Wii Hour
Play Super Smash Bros., Mario Cart and many other exciting Wii games on the big screen.
Ottendorfer LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, December 17
@ 10 a.m.
Book Swap!
By popular demand, Ottendorfer now hosts a Book Swap every Saturday! Please bring your books, DVDs, CDs and miscellaneous trinkets to trade with others.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Mon, December 19
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Babies from birth to 18 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. First come, first served. Doors open at 10:15am.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, December 19
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Babies from birth to 18 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. First come, first served. Doors open at 10:15am.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, December 19
@ 2 p.m.
Knitting Circle
Got knitting skills? If not, want to learn? We’ll provide some supplies, but everyone must bring his or her own yarn.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Tue, December 20
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Sensory Playtime
Come to play and leave ready to turn ordinary objects in your home into your child's favorite toys. For Babies and Toddlers birth to 3 years and their parents and caregivers.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, December 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Walking toddlers from 18 months to 3 years and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. First come, first served.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, December 21
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Walking toddlers from 18 months to 3 years and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. First come, first served.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, December 21
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Read Make and Take
Listen to picture books, fairytales and more! Afterward, get creative with a simple art project.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, December 22
@ 10 a.m.
Open Computer Lab
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Please ring the doorbell for admittance.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Fri, December 23
@ 2:30 p.m.
Wii Hour
Play Super Smash Bros., Mario Cart and many other exciting Wii games on the big screen.
Ottendorfer LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, December 26
@ 2 p.m.
Knitting Circle
Got knitting skills? If not, want to learn? We’ll provide some supplies, but everyone must bring his or her own yarn.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Tue, December 27
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Sensory Playtime
Come to play and leave ready to turn ordinary objects in your home into your child's favorite toys. For Babies and Toddlers birth to 3 years and their parents and caregivers.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, December 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Children's Movie: BFG
Steven Spielberg directed this adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved novel, which centers on the unlikely friendship between a lonely orphan named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) and the titular "big friendly giant" (brought to life via a motion-capture performance from Mark Rylance). Together, the pair explore Giant Country and collect dreams; later, they try to warn the Queen of England (Penelope Wilton) about the threat posed by the other giants, who, unlike the vegetarian BFG, eat children for sustenanc…
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 28
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Walking toddlers from 18 months to 3 years and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. First come, first served.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, December 28
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Walking toddlers from 18 months to 3 years and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. First come, first served.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, December 28
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Read Make and Take
Listen to picture books, fairytales and more! Afterward, get creative with a simple art project.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, December 29
@ 10 a.m.
Open Computer Lab
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Please ring the doorbell for admittance.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Thu, December 29
@ 12 noon
Children's Book Swap and Crafternoon
Bring in your gently used children's books and swap it ! Creative do-it-yourself crafts will also be available.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, December 30
@ 2:30 p.m.
Wii Hour
Play Super Smash Bros., Mario Cart and many other exciting Wii games on the big screen.
Ottendorfer LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, December 31
@ 10 a.m.
Book Swap!
By popular demand, Ottendorfer now hosts a Book Swap every Saturday! Please bring your books, DVDs, CDs and miscellaneous trinkets to trade with others.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Tue, January 10
@ 5:30 p.m.
Ottendorfer Book Club: Travesties by Tom Stoppard
Our January selection is Travesties by Tom Stoppard. This riotously funny play focuses on an imagined meeting of James Joyce, Dadaist Tristan Tzara, and Vladimir Lenin in 1917 Zurich. Join us for a good conversation and great company. Ottendorfer Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month. Ask for a copy at the circulation desk or reserve your own online.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Fri, February 3
@ 1:30 p.m.
First Friday Matinees: They Live
Join us for a screening of "They Live," a science fiction thriller written and directed by John Carpenter about a group of aliens who try to take over the world by disguising themselves as Young Republicans. The film stars wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper as John Nada, a drifter who stumbles upon a conspiracy concerning aliens who have hypnotized the populace through subliminal messages. Nada joins the underground resistance to eradicate the lizard-like aliens from the body politic. The screening wi…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Thu, March 2
@ 11:30 a.m.
New York City Kids Series
An interactive sing-a-long with muic for Aardvarks' songs celebrating growing up in New York City. This program includes singing songs, movements, and rhythm that the whole family can enjoy. Presented by Music for Aardvarks.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, March 3
@ 1:30 p.m.
First Friday Matinees: Pan's Labyrinth
Join us for a screening of "Pan's Labryinth!" Set against the backdrop of 1944 Spain’s fascist regime, Pan’s Labyrinth tells the story of Ofelia, a child who finds a magical world within a stone labyrinth, where she encounters Pan, a legendary mythical faun, who tells her she must complete three dangerous tasks in order to return home. Ofelia uses this fantasy world to cope with the real world, filled with post-war Fascist repression. In Spanish with English subtitles. The screening will begin p…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
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