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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, November 23
@ 4 p.m.
Kids Chess
Come play a game of chess with your friends at your neighborhood library. Don't know how to play chess?, we'll teach you.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Open Playtime
Enjoy a warm and inviting space where parents/caregivers can play with their child, listen to music and socialize with others in the community. Recommended for Ages: 1-3 years.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Roosevelt Island Library - November 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…
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Fri, November 24
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren
Sat, November 25
@ 3 p.m.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL small scale tour
A one man production of Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Actor; Timur Kocak plays all characters in Charles Dickens' classic play.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Mon, November 27
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Babies from birth to 18 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, November 27
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Play Time
Babies can play with toys and get to know their neighbors. For children ages 0-18 months.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, November 27
@ 6 p.m.
Advanced E-mail
Come to improve the skills that you learned in the first e-mail course. The instructor will guide you through advanced use of e-mail services.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, November 28
@ 11 a.m.
Adult ColoringRoosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, November 28
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Chess
Come to your neighborhood library to play a game of chess. Don't know how to play?, we'll teach you.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, November 28
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Be a Game Builder
You buy them. You play them. Have you ever thought of creating one? Explore the world and concepts of game design with LEGO® bricks! You’ll even learn to "power up" your designs with LEGO® Power Functions. You have the experience. You have the creativity. All you need are the skills. Are you game? Each workshop is 90 minutes long. Week 1: Minecraft and Game Mechanics- Unravel the game design concept of game mechanics and the inner workings that connect them together. Reflect on your own ex…
Roosevelt Island LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, November 28
@ 6:30 p.m.
Western Book Discussion; Black Jack
A discussion of Black Jack by Max brand.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Wed, November 29
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime 10:15 AM
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.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, November 29
@ 10:45 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Play Time 10:45 AM
Toddlers can play with toys and get to know their neighbors. For ages 18 months to 3 years.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, November 29
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime 11:15 AM
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.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, November 29
@ 11:45 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Play Time 11:45 AM
Toddlers can play with toys and get to know their neighbors. For ages 18 months to 3 years.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, November 29
@ 3 p.m.
Brick Builders Club
Join us for free play using LEGO® bricks! See what your imagination can create!
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, November 29
@ 3 p.m.
Constituent Hours
From 3pm-6pm a representative from Senator Serrano will come to the library and answer any questions that constituents may have, and listen to any concerns that are brought to their attention.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Thu, November 30
@ 10:30 a.m.
Computer Class for Seniors
This class guides seniors in the use of basic keyboarding, e-mail, social media, etc, and answers any questions they may have about basic computing.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, November 30
@ 10:30 a.m.
Computer Class for Seniors
This class guides seniors in the use of basic keyboarding, e-mail, social media, etc, and answers any questions they may have about basic computing.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, November 30
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Workshop: Station Exploration
Parents and caregivers, come learn about fun, easy ways to encourage literacy at home! Through these workshops you will learn how to devleop your child's pre literacy skills to help perpare them to become successful readers at an early age!
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Thu, November 30
@ 11 a.m.
Knitting Circle
Come to the library and bring your needles and yarn! Knit with other thread-enthusiasts every Thursday at 11am.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Thu, November 30
@ 4 p.m.
Kids Chess
Come play a game of chess with your friends at your neighborhood library. Don't know how to play chess?, we'll teach you.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, November 30
@ 6 p.m.
MOVIE NIGHT; ANGEL HEART
ANGEL HEART (R) (1987). Directed by Alan Parker. Starring Mickey Rourke. With Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling, and Robert De Niro. A Private Detective from Brooklyn finds himself getting in over his head, when he takes on a missing person case and bodies start piling up. His investigations lead him to a witchcraft cult in New Orleans.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, December 5
@ 11 a.m.
Adult ColoringRoosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, December 5
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Creative Carnival
Step right up to this interactive event, where you'll learn how to build popular rides and games out of LEGO® bricks! You'll also learn to "power up" your creations with LEGO® Power Functions. Each workshop is 90 minutes long. Week 1: From Maze to Funhouse- Participants will share their experiences with mazes and fun-houses, design original mazes for a building challenge, solve mazes created by other students, and compare and contrast features of a maze and funhouse. Week 2: Race Cars -…
Roosevelt Island LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 5
@ 6:30 p.m.
Science Fiction Book Discussion; Flow my Tears, the Policeman Said
A discussion of Flow my Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Thu, December 7
@ 3 p.m.
LEGO Robotics: WeDo
Students are introduced to robotics by building and coding LEGO projects using sensors, motors, and LEGO’s playful WeDo software. Students will enhance their ability to work in a team while getting a taste of what it's like to be programmers and engineers. Best for 1st - 3rd graders. Limit to 12 students only. Presented by RoboFun
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, December 12
@ 11 a.m.
Adult ColoringRoosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, December 12
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Be a Game Builder
You buy them. You play them. Have you ever thought of creating one? Explore the world and concepts of game design with LEGO® bricks! You’ll even learn to "power up" your designs with LEGO® Power Functions. You have the experience. You have the creativity. All you need are the skills. Are you game? Each workshop is 90 minutes long. Week 1: Minecraft and Game Mechanics- Unravel the game design concept of game mechanics and the inner workings that connect them together. Reflect on your own ex…
Roosevelt Island LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, December 14
@ 6:30 p.m.
Historical Lecture;Art Deco Metropolis: The Magnificent Buildings of Modern New York
The Chrysler Building, the Waldorf-Astoria, and Rockefeller Center are among the hundreds of Art Deco monuments during the 1920s and ‘30s and that shaped the image of New York City as the world’s Modern Metropolis. Noted architectural historian and author Anthony W. Robins will give an illustrated lecture on this enriching aspect of New York’s history. Mr. Robins is the author of three books on New York City architecture, including New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture (…
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, December 19
@ 11 a.m.
Adult ColoringRoosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Thu, December 21
@ 6:30 p.m.
Book Discussion;Orphan Train by Christina Kline
Orphan Train by Christina Kline.
Roosevelt Island LibraryBook Lovers
Tue, December 26
@ 11 a.m.
Adult ColoringRoosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, December 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
Detective Novel Discussion; The Goliath Bone
A discussion of The Goliath Bone by Mickey Spillane.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Thu, December 28
@ 6 p.m.
MOVIE NIGHT; RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (PG) (1981). Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Harrison Ford. Its non-stop action set in the 1930's as Indiana Jones archeologist and adventurer atempts to track down the Ark of the Covenant, battling Nazis along the way.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, January 2
@ 6:30 p.m.
Science Fiction Book Discussion; The Box: Uncanny stories
A discussion of The Box: Uncanny Stories by Richard Matheson.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Thu, January 11
@ 6:30 p.m.
Historical Lecture;The FDNY on Blackwell’s and Welfare Islands
The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) has a long and storied presence on Roosevelt Island, according to FDNY historian and author Gary R. Urbanowicz. Walk back in time when only one family lived on Blackwell’s Island, (now known as Roosevelt Island) and trace the development of the firefighters’ presence in the island’s community, up to today’s Special Operations Command. Mr. Urbanowicz is the author of Badges of the Bravest: A Pictorial History of Fire Departments of New York City. A hist…
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Thu, January 18
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Sensory Storytime
An inclusive, 4-session program that combines the best practices from special education and traditional storytime to create an interactive, engaging program for children of all abilities!
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, January 18
@ 6:30 p.m.
Book Discussion; A Man Called Ove
Book Discussion; A Man Called ove by Fredrik Backman.
Roosevelt Island LibraryBook Lovers
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