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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, August 1
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Join us Tuesday afternoon for Family Storytime! This program includes interactive stories and activities that will help foster a love of learning through reading, singing, talking, and playing! Children of all ages are welcome.
Sedgwick Library, Children's RoomInfant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, August 1
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Build A Better Podcast
Have you ever wanted to learn how to create your own podcast or radio show? Learn a different skill and learn how to make a fun and professional-sounding podcasting using a free tool called Audacity. Record an awesome hook, become an interviewing pro, learn high-tech editing skills, and put it altogether!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, August 1
@ 5 p.m.
Resume Workshop
For all those on the job search, stop in and have your resume spruced up! Work together with a resourceful librarian to create a resume that will make you personally proud and professionally successful. Just bring in a digital copy of your current resume and let’s get to work!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wed, August 2
@ 11 a.m.
Resume Workshop
For all those on the job search, stop in and have your resume spruced up! Work together with a resourceful librarian to create a resume that will make you personally proud and professionally successful. Just bring in a digital copy of your current resume and let’s get to work!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wed, August 2
@ 3 p.m.
Movie Day
Join us for Movie Day at the Library! Bring a snack, relax and enjoy a great movie for the whole family!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 2
@ 4 p.m.
Creative Writing For Teens
A club for teens to get together to read, discuss books in a laid-back environment, and find some inspiration for writing. Activities can vary from week to week, depending on participants' interests, but will always focus on the joys of the written word!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 3
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Preschoolers from 3 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy new and classic picture books, action songs, and related activities, and meet other preschoolers in the neighborhood.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomToddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, August 3
@ 11 a.m.
TechConnect
Learn To Type & Use A Mouse
We'll help you get started.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, August 3
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Movies @ Sedgwick
What better way to stay cool in the summer than stopping by the library to catch the latest movie! From action movies, to romance, to horror, and comedy, we are playing what you've been meaning to watch or what you want to watch again! 8/3: Hidden Figures 8/24: Deepwater Horizons 8/29: Arrival 8/31: Concussion
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Thu, August 3
@ 3 p.m.
Color-Me-Happy!
Relax and have fun coloring with other children in the Children's Room. Please note: this is an unstructured program.
Sedgwick Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 3
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Reading Hour
Build A Better World Through Reading! Grow your mind while discovering a great story. Share ideas and understand different perspectives. Books are the tools you need to learn new things, get inspired, and find ways to help our communities.​ Every Thursday we'll set aside one hour and discuss all the great books we are reading during the summer! Meet new friends and explore new ideas! Snacks and refreshments will be served.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Thu, August 3
@ 5 p.m.
TechConnect
Kid Tech Time
Need extra computer time to do homework? Want to play a game? Or just want to surf the net? Join us for Kid Tech Time every Thursday at 5pm. For ages 5-12
Sedgwick Library, Children's RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, August 4
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
Internet for Beginners
We'll teach you how to get on the Internet and surf the Web.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults
Fri, August 4
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Stay & Play!
Toddlers have fun with age appropriate hands-on toys while developing their fine motor skills!
Sedgwick Library, Story Hour AreaToddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, August 4
@ 2 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop
If you like to write and like to meet people who like writing, bring your creativity and personality to our creative writing workshop! All writers of all styles are welcome to participate in writing and editing exercises. Brush up your writing skills!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Fri, August 4
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Fun Friday!
Let's play! We have a variety of board games and video games for all ages. So hurry up with your homework so that we can start the fun.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, August 5
@ 2:30 p.m.
Citizenship and Immigration
Citizenship and Immigration. This program is presented by a Community Relations Officer of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. You will get answers regarding permanent residency, the process towards citizenship and more. ​What do I need to become a US citizen? What is the process? How can I prepare for the test? USCIS can show you online study materials and resources in both English and other languages Find resources in the library itself in our New Americans Corner (NAC) Co…
Sedgwick LibraryAdults,
Families,
Immigrants
Sat, August 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club
Teens can catch up on their favorite anime shows and get introduced to new ones! Viewings will be held in the community room.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, August 7
@ 2 p.m.
Teen Art
If you like art, join us and learn something new! Express yourself in art using watercolors, crayons, markers, paints, and found objects. You will create your own pieces of art. You will also have the opportunity to explore the NYPL art collection and art images of the NYPL Digital Gallery. All programs are free of charge.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, August 7
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Stop, Drop & Read!
Every Monday at 2PM we'll stop, drop everything and read for 20 minutes!
Sedgwick Library, Children's RoomPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 7
@ 4 p.m.
Tech Help Mondays
If you have a tech problem, question, or would just like some individualized tech tutorials, sign up for a 20 minute appointment with a librarian for personal attention and instruction! Please make sure to sign up at the circulation desk or call us to reserve your spot. There will be three 20-minute appointments available each week.
Sedgwick LibraryAdults,
50+,
Immigrants,
Adults
Mon, August 7
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoon
Children make assorted Arts and Crafts. For ages 5 and up.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, August 8
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
What is Transportation?
In this 4-session series, Pre-K and Kindergarten age children will learn about transportation and how we get around by land, by air, and by water. They will engage in hands-on activities including creating boats and airplanes!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, August 8
@ 3 p.m.
Teens
Game On!
Got the gaming moves? Show off your skill with the Wii remote and challenge your friends to a game in the library. Take part in our tournaments! For ages 13 to 18.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, August 8
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Basic Coding for Teens
Learn how to write basic HTML code using Mozilla Thimble. No previous coding skills required.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, August 8
@ 5 p.m.
Resume Workshop
For all those on the job search, stop in and have your resume spruced up! Work together with a resourceful librarian to create a resume that will make you personally proud and professionally successful. Just bring in a digital copy of your current resume and let’s get to work!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wed, August 9
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Babies and their caregivers can enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other neighborhood babies. For ages birth-18 months. Please sign up at the Children's Desk!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Wed, August 9
@ 11 a.m.
Resume Workshop
For all those on the job search, stop in and have your resume spruced up! Work together with a resourceful librarian to create a resume that will make you personally proud and professionally successful. Just bring in a digital copy of your current resume and let’s get to work!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wed, August 9
@ 3 p.m.
Movie Day
Join us for Movie Day at the Library! Bring a snack, relax and enjoy a great movie for the whole family!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 10
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Preschoolers from 3 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy new and classic picture books, action songs, and related activities, and meet other preschoolers in the neighborhood.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomToddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, August 10
@ 11 a.m.
TechConnect
Learn To Type & Use A Mouse
We'll help you get started.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, August 10
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Ink Painting
A Summer Reading Program Learn the art of Calligraphy or Ink painting. Artists will learn the art of lines and structure, the harmonious and rhythmical motion. This art represents a form of beauty that does not rely on realistically copying nature. Ink painting is emphasis on lines and use of ink with different amount of water. Teens will also learn how to use traditional ink painting technique to paint contemporary images and abstract images. Presented by Wall Street Chinese. For ages 13-18 y…
Sedgwick LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 10
@ 3 p.m.
Color-Me-Happy!
Relax and have fun coloring with other children in the Children's Room. Please note: this is an unstructured program.
Sedgwick Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 10
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Teen Summer Reading Celebration
Join us for our End of Summer Celebration! Be part of the top 12 readers of the summer and get invited to a Pizza Party on August 10 and a chance to enter our drawing to win our grand prizes!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, August 10
@ 5 p.m.
TechConnect
Kid Tech Time
Need extra computer time to do homework? Want to play a game? Or just want to surf the net? Join us for Kid Tech Time every Thursday at 5pm. For ages 5-12
Sedgwick Library, Children's RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, August 11
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
Internet for Beginners
We'll teach you how to get on the Internet and surf the Web.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults
Fri, August 11
@ 3 p.m.
LEGO Club
Join our LEGO Club and work with other legoers to build a masterpiece. The Library will provide the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination. *All materials must stay at the Library. Children ages 4-11 and families welcome.
Sedgwick Library, Children's RoomPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 14
@ 2 p.m.
Teen Art
If you like art, join us and learn something new! Express yourself in art using watercolors, crayons, markers, paints, and found objects. You will create your own pieces of art. You will also have the opportunity to explore the NYPL art collection and art images of the NYPL Digital Gallery. All programs are free of charge.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, August 14
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Stop, Drop & Read!
Every Monday at 2PM we'll stop, drop everything and read for 20 minutes!
Sedgwick Library, Children's RoomPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 14
@ 4 p.m.
Tech Help Mondays
If you have a tech problem, question, or would just like some individualized tech tutorials, sign up for a 20 minute appointment with a librarian for personal attention and instruction! Please make sure to sign up at the circulation desk or call us to reserve your spot. There will be three 20-minute appointments available each week.
Sedgwick LibraryAdults,
50+,
Immigrants,
Adults
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