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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, November 16
@ 6:30 p.m.
Book Discussion; The Way To The Spring by Ben Ehrenreich
The Way To The Spring by Ben Ehrenreich.
Roosevelt Island LibraryBook Lovers
Tue, November 21
@ 11 a.m.
Adult ColoringRoosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, November 21
@ 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
@ 11 a.m.
Adult ColoringRoosevelt 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
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
@ 3 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
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
A historical lecture presented by the Roosevelt Island historical Society.
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
A historical lecture presented by the Roosevelt Island historical Society.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Thu, January 18
@ 6:30 p.m.
Book Discussion
Book Discussion
Roosevelt Island LibraryBook Lovers
Thu, January 25
@ 6 p.m.
MOVIE NIGHT; CLASH OF THE TITANS
CLASH OF THE TITANS (PG) (1981). Based on Greek Mythology, this rousing action adventure film appeals to all ages. Featuring legendary FX by Ray Harryhausen.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, January 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
Western Book Discussion; Buffalo Stampede
A discussion of Buffalo Stampede by Zane Grey.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, February 6
@ 6:30 p.m.
Science Fiction Book Discussion; Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser
Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser : The Cloud of Hate and other Stories by Fritz Leiber.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Thu, February 15
@ 6:30 p.m.
Book Discussion
Book Discussion
Roosevelt Island LibraryBook Lovers
Thu, February 22
@ 6 p.m.
MOVIE NIGHT; PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES
PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES (1965). This atmospheric Italian sci/fi-horror film directed by Mario Bava was the inspiration for Ridley Scott's Alien.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, March 6
@ 6:30 p.m.
Science Fiction Book Discussion; I Robot
A discussion of I Robot by Isaac Asimov.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Thu, March 15
@ 6:30 p.m.
Book Discussion
Book Discussion
Roosevelt Island LibraryBook Lovers
Tue, March 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
Western Book Discussion; A Dangerous Man
A discussion of A Dangerous Man by William W. Johnstone.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Thu, March 29
@ 6 p.m.
MOVIE NIGHT; HARVEY
HARVEY (1950). Directed by Henry Koster. Starring James Stewart. Elwood P. Dowd is a friendly man, but his sanity is under question when he explains to anyone who will listen (often while drinking in a bar) that his best friend Harvey is a Pooka (a type of Celtic fairy) appearing as a 6ft 3 1/2 inch tall rabbit that only Dowd sees.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, April 3
@ 6:30 p.m.
Science Fiction Book Discussion; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Thu, April 19
@ 6:30 p.m.
Book Discussion
Book Discussion
Roosevelt Island LibraryBook Lovers
Tue, April 24
@ 6:30 p.m.
Detective Novel Discussion: Strega
A discussion of Strega by Andrew Vachss.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Thu, April 26
@ 6 p.m.
MOVIE NIGHT; OMEGA MAN
OMEGA MAN (1971). Starring Charlton Heston. Robert Neville has survived an apocalypse that has killed off the majority of people and left the lone survivors ravaged by a plague that causes violent psychosis. By day he kills them off, and by night he barricades himself from their attacks. Neville is immune to the plague, and his blood may hold the key to a cure.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, May 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
Science Fiction Book Dicussion; Cat's Cradle
A discussion of Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Thu, May 17
@ 6:30 p.m.
Book Discussion
Book Discussion
Roosevelt Island LibraryBook Lovers
Thu, May 31
@ 6 p.m.
MOVIE NIGHT; LETHAL WEAPON
LETHAL WEAPON (R) (1987). Starring Danny Glover and Mel Gibson. LAPD Detective Sgt. Roger Murtaugh is a 50 year old family man considering retirement, when he is partnered with Martin Riggs ,a cop who has a reputation as a “loose cannon”, who has been transferred in from Narcotics to Homicide. Riggs appears to be a mentally unstable danger to himself and others, and causes Murtaugh aggravation. During the course of their investigations they gain each other’s respect and become friends.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, June 5
@ 6:30 p.m.
Science Fiction Book Discussion; The Avatar
A discussion of The Avatar by Poul Anderson.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Thu, June 21
@ 6:30 p.m.
Book Discussion
Book Discussion
Roosevelt Island LibraryBook Lovers
Thu, June 28
@ 6 p.m.
MOVIE NIGHT; THEY LIVE
THEY LIVE (R) (1988) Directed by John Carpenter, starring Rowdy Roddy Piper. A drifter looking for a steady job stumbles upon a monstrous conspiracy; the powers that be are not human, they are extraterrestrials who have come to earth to exploit humanity like farm animals.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
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