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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, October 1
@ 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, October 1
@ 2 p.m.
Knitting Circle
Got knitting skills? If not, want to learn? We’ll provide some supplies, but everyone is required to bring your own yarn.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Mon, October 3
@ 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, October 3
@ 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, October 3
@ 7 p.m.
Open Mic
Join The Ottendorfer Branch for our free 'Open Mic'. 6:30 Sign up, 7:00 Start Time. If you arrive after 7:00, please ring bell for entry.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, October 4
@ 3:30 p.m.
Children's Movie: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
The last of five coveted "golden tickets" falls into the hands of a sweet but very poor boy. He and his grandpa then get a tour of the strangest chocolate factory in the world. The owner leads five young winners on a thrilling and often dangerous tour of his factory. (1971)
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, October 5
@ 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, October 5
@ 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, October 5
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Read, Make and Take
Listen to picture books, fairytales and more! Afterwards, get creative with a simple art project.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, October 6
@ 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, October 7
@ 1:30 p.m.
First Friday Matinee: Imitation of Life
Join us for our First Friday Matinee! In October, we will be viewing Imitation of Life (1959). Lana Turner stars in this remake as struggling actress Lora Meredith, who sets up a household with a homeless black widow, Annie Johnson. Annie becomes the primary caretaker for both of their daughters while they each struggle with motherhood. Lora's ambition threatens her relationship with her own daugher while Annie's daughter struggles with her African-American identity. Directed by Douglas Sirk…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Fri, October 7
@ 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, October 8
@ 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, October 8
@ 2 p.m.
Knitting Circle
Got knitting skills? If not, want to learn? We’ll provide some supplies, but everyone is required to bring your own yarn.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Tue, October 11
@ 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, October 11
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Read with April the Dog
Make an appointment to read our therapy dog, April.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, October 11
@ 5:30 p.m.
Ottendorfer Book Club: Between the World and Me
Our October selection is Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. In this memoir, Coates, a journalist for The Atlantic, writes a series of letters to his adolescent son in which he weaves together his own personal history and the history of race in America in order to confront our present. 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, October 12
@ 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, October 12
@ 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, October 12
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Read, Make and Take
Listen to picture books, fairytales and more! Afterwards, get creative with a simple art project.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, October 13
@ 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, October 14
@ 11 a.m.
Birds of Prey
Encounter hawks, owls, falcons or other species up close as we explore the adaptations of these winged wonders and examine the mechanics behind bird flight! Touch raptor artifacts such as talons, skulls, and feathers. A lucky volunteer may even get to help with some of the demonstrations. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Presented by New Canaan Nature Center.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, October 14
@ 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, October 15
@ 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, October 15
@ 2 p.m.
Knitting Circle
Got knitting skills? If not, want to learn? We’ll provide some supplies, but everyone is required to bring your own yarn.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Mon, October 17
@ 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, October 17
@ 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, October 17
@ 7 p.m.
Open Mic
Join The Ottendorfer Branch for our free 'Open Mic'. 6:30 Sign up, 7:00 Start Time. If you arrive after 7:00, please ring bell for entry.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, October 18
@ 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, October 18
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Club: One-Scoop Challenge
1 cup of Legos + 30 minutes= ? Get your creative hats on and join us for this fun filled Lego Challenge! Each participant will get 1 scoop of Legos and 30 minutes to create a masterpeince! Ages 5 and Older.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, October 19
@ 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, October 19
@ 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, October 19
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Read, Make and Take
Listen to picture books, fairytales and more! Afterwards, get creative with a simple art project.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, October 20
@ 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, October 21
@ 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, October 22
@ 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, October 22
@ 2 p.m.
Knitting Circle
Got knitting skills? If not, want to learn? We’ll provide some supplies, but everyone is required to bring your own yarn.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Sat, October 22
@ 2 p.m.
Oral History
Lower East Side Oral History Project: Volunteer Training
VOLUNTEER INTERVIEWERS NEEDED Lower East Side Oral History Project Volunteer interviewers are needed to help us with Lower East Side Oral History Project. Interview your neighbors, family or friends. Sign up for one interviewer training session below and help collect and preserve neighborhood history! Please click HERE to RSVP for ONE of the below training sessions! Thursday, October 20th from 6 - 8pm at Seward Park Library Saturday, October 22nd from 2 - 4pm at Ottendorfer Library…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Mon, October 24
@ 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, October 24
@ 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
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