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Mon, August 22
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Mon, August 22
@ 2:30 p.m.
Movie Monday presents "Footloose (1984)"
City-boy Ren McCormick finds he has been moved into an uptight Midwestern town where the local officials have banned dancing and rock 'n roll music. Ren revolts with his best friend Willard and the minister's daughter. A timeless struggle between innocent teenage pleasures and adults' need for rigid morality.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Tue, August 23
@ 10:15 a.m.
Toddler Story Time
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories and action songs, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Seating is limited to 30 children and tickets are distributed outside prior to the library's opening at 10 a.m. Your child must be present to collect a ticket. Come early for a spot!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, August 23
@ 11 a.m.
Toddler Story Time
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories and action songs, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Seating is limited to 30 children and tickets are distributed outside prior to the library's opening at 10 a.m. Your child must be present to collect a ticket. Come early for a spot!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, August 23
@ 11 a.m.
Conversational Sign Language "Signed English"
Conversational Signing is also known as "Signed English" and differs from American Sign Language (ASL) in sentence structure and complexity ... designed to be a fun and relaxing way of learning basic conversational signs that can be tailored the the group. Please note that all participants are required to attend all six (6) sessions which take place on Tuesdays from 11-1 2 pm. August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27. Workshop is limited to eight (8) participnats only please sign up at the River…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Tue, August 23
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Tue, August 23
@ 2 p.m.
StayWell Exercise for Seniors
Join us for a free StayWell Exercise class designed for seniors. All participants must sign waiver before they join in. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Call or stop by for futher details.
Riverside LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, August 23
@ 2:30 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Get in the Game: Be a Library All-Star!
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands-on creative programs at your local branch! Sessions include: Games and Gaming (ages 12-18) on August 2, 9, 16, and 23.
Riverside LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, August 23
@ 2:30 p.m.
Teen Games & Gaming
Team up with the Library this summer to learn new skills and explore new ideas while having fun with great programs! Exercise your mind with hands-on creative programs at your local branch! Sessions include: Video Game Tournament (ages 12-18) Live-Action Pac-Man (ages 12-18) Coloring the NYPL (ages 12-18) Programs in a Box is generously supported by the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences; the Estate of Mary McConnell Bailey; Carnegie Corporation of New York and the…
Riverside LibraryCollege & Graduate Students,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, August 24
@ 11 a.m.
Preschool Story Time
Children from 3 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy engaging stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by an activity. Seating is limited to 30 children and tickets are distributed after the library's opening at 10 a.m. Your child must be present to collect a ticket. Come early for a spot!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, August 24
@ 11:15 a.m.
Midweek Movie: Flame of New Orleans
An impoverished countess arrives in New Orleans with one thing in mind, to marry a wealthy man. Marlene Dietrich, Bruce Cabot, Roland Young, Mischa Auer, Andy Devine, Frank Jenks, Eddie Quillan, Laura Hope Crews, Franklin Pangborn, Theresa Harris, Clarence Muse, Melville Cooper, Anne Revere, Bob Evans, Emily Fitzroy, Virginia Sale, Dorothy Adams, Gitta Alpar, Anthony Marlowe. 1941, 79mins.
Riverside LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, August 24
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Wed, August 24
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Coloring Club
Stressed? The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults, and the adult coloring books have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. This program allows adults to create wonderful pictures and offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. Plus, it can actually lower stress. Are you curious about this new trend? Join the Riverside Library for its first Adult Coloring Group! Note: This program is not a structured program. All materials will be pr…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Wed, August 24
@ 2:30 p.m.
Musical Chairs
Let the music play and once it stops, grab a seat. Children and teens can compete to see who moves the fastest. Winners will get a prize.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Thu, August 25
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Thu, August 25
@ 1 p.m.
Community Information
Retro Board Gaming for Adults
Share your passion for gaming the old fashion way. If words excite or inspire you, and crossword puzzles keep you going, then Scrabble is your game! Are you a Chess or Checkers champion? Whether you're a master or just starting out, show off your best moves! If you like wheeling and dealing, Monolopy's the game for you! Join us for some lively board time! All levels of play welcome. Please feel free to bring your own game set, and friends. No registration neccessary.…
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 25
@ 2:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Wildlife at the Library
A Summer Reading Celebration for All Ages! Animals in the library? Join Andrew Simmons and his traveling zoo as he introduces you to a golden eagle, eagle owl, barn owl, alligator, black throat monitor, Burmese python, Canadian lynx. Learn about the fierce competitors in the wild.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, August 26
@ 10 a.m.
Community Information
Bridge Club
Are you a Bridge buff? Put your game face on and show off your best plays. Join the fun and meet new friends! All players welcome!
Riverside LibraryAdults
Fri, August 26
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Fri, August 26
@ 2:30 p.m.
Board Games
A variety of board games for all ages and abilities will be provided.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Sat, August 27
@ 10 a.m.
Knitting Circle
Do you like to Knit? Crochet? Embroider? Whatever your passion, gather and socialize with others who share your interest, and perhaps pick-up a few tips and tricks as you work your own creations! Please bring your sewing supplies. Teens also welcome!
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, August 27
@ 11 a.m.
Yoga Story Time
Join Miss Rachel for Yoga Story Time! This program will include fun yoga poses, games, stories and songs using books as our guide. Come ready to move, laugh, and share the joy of Yoga! Ages 3+ (with an adult). Pre-registration required!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Sat, August 27
@ 2 p.m.
Wii Sports
Come in and test your skills against others with Wii Sports and other games.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 29
@ 9:15 a.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Advanced Internet Searching
Learn advanced search strategies to narrow results and find the best information online. Prerequisites: Internet for Beginers
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, August 29
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Mon, August 29
@ 1:30 p.m.
Lincoln Square Neighborhood Poets and Writers Group
Join us for an afternoon of poetry and prose. The theme for this workshop is "The Heavens Above." Moonlight, stars, comets and clouds...look to the skies for inspiration. Please keep your work to 750 words or less so everyone has a chance to read. We will also read a selection of poetry which will form the theme for our next meeting. Adults 50+
Riverside Library50+,
Adults
Mon, August 29
@ 2:30 p.m.
Movie Monday presents "Rocky (1976)"
Rocky Balboa, a club fighter seemingly going nowhere, gets his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go the distance and come out a winner when fate puts him in the ring with the world heavyweight champion.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Tue, August 30
@ 11 a.m.
Conversational Sign Language "Signed English"
Conversational Signing is also known as "Signed English" and differs from American Sign Language (ASL) in sentence structure and complexity ... designed to be a fun and relaxing way of learning basic conversational signs that can be tailored the the group. Please note that all participants are required to attend all six (6) sessions which take place on Tuesdays from 11-1 2 pm. August 23, 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27. Workshop is limited to eight (8) participnats only please sign up at the River…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Tue, August 30
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Tue, August 30
@ 2 p.m.
StayWell Exercise for Seniors
Join us for a free StayWell Exercise class designed for seniors. All participants must sign waiver before they join in. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Call or stop by for futher details.
Riverside LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, August 31
@ 11 a.m.
Preschool Story Time
Children from 3 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy engaging stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by an activity. Seating is limited to 30 children and tickets are distributed after the library's opening at 10 a.m. Your child must be present to collect a ticket. Come early for a spot!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, August 31
@ 11 a.m.
Preschool Story Time
Children from 3 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy engaging stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by an activity. Seating is limited to 30 children and tickets are distributed after the library's opening at 10 a.m. Your child must be present to collect a ticket. Come early for a spot!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, August 31
@ 11 a.m.
Preschool Story Time
Children from 3 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy engaging stories, songs, and fingerplays, followed by an activity. Seating is limited to 30 children and tickets are distributed after the library's opening at 10 a.m. Your child must be present to collect a ticket. Come early for a spot!
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, August 31
@ 11:15 a.m.
Midweek Movie: Wife vs. Secretary
A publisher, very much in love with his wife, has to spend a lot of time with his beautiful secretary, and that's a prescription for trouble. The wife imagines the worst and sets off a chain of events that threatens to drive her husband into his secretary's arms. Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow. 1936, 88mins.
Riverside LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, August 31
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Wed, August 31
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Coloring Club
Stressed? The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults, and the adult coloring books have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. This program allows adults to create wonderful pictures and offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. Plus, it can actually lower stress. Are you curious about this new trend? Join the Riverside Library for its first Adult Coloring Group! Note: This program is not a structured program. All materials will be pr…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Tue, September 6
@ 11 a.m.
Conversational Sign Language
Conversational Signing is also known as "Signed English" and differs from American Sign Language (ASL) in sentence structure and complexity ... designed to be a fun and relaxing way of learning basic conversational signs that can be tailored the the group. Please note that all participants are required to attend all sessions which take place on Tuesdays from 11am -1 2 pm., September 6, 13, 20, and 27. Workshop is limited to eight (8) participnats only; please sign up at the Riverside Informati…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Wed, September 7
@ 3:30 p.m.
Book Discussion of "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson
The Riverside Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss : The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson. In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, September 12
@ 9:15 a.m.
All About Computers
Email for Beginners
Learn how email works. Sign up for a free email account. Learn how to send, reply and forward messages. Prerequisite: Basic computer, mouse and keyboarding skills.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, September 12
@ 1:30 p.m.
Lincoln Square Neighborhood Poets and Writers Group
Join us for an afternoon of poetry and prose. The theme for this workshop is "Dailiness," the ordinary, the mundane, the chore or errand we take for granted. Please keep your work to 750 words or less so every one has a chance to read. Adults 50+
Riverside LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
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