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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Fri, March 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Wii Love Gaming!
Challenge yourself, your friends and meet other kids in the neighborhood as you play cool Wii games on the big screen in the children's room! Challenge the librarian and you will probably win.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, March 24
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Gameday
Chess Fluxx Are You A Werewolf? Coup Dominos Mancala Other random surprise games each week! Sounds like a good time? It does to us too. Every Friday from 4pm to close.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, March 25
@ 11 a.m.
Watercolor Painting for Adults 50+
Develop a new skill and express yourself in this 8-week watercolor painting class. Learn techniques of watercolor from a teaching artist to paint a subject of your choice. All materials are supplied and the class will culminate in a student exhibition. *PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED* Saturdays, 11am—1pm
Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, March 25
@ 2 p.m.
The Mighty String Demons Musical Concert
Enjoy a musical performance by Staten Island’s Mighty String Demons titled The Elephant’s Secret as they narrate an original story about animals and insects!
Stapleton LibraryAdults,
Children,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, March 25
@ 3 p.m.
Cinema Saturdays!
Watch the library become a movie theater and enjoy a great film on the big screen! All ages.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, March 27
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: All Join In!
Come to the library for stories, songs, action rhymes and more! Have fun meeting other little ones in the area and their caregivers. For ages 0-3.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Mon, March 27
@ 11:45 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Baby Space
Come for playtime, stories and songs for babies and their caregivers. For ages 0-18 months.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Mon, March 27
@ 5 p.m.
Homework Help
Need help completing you homework assignments? Stop by during homework help hours. All ages.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, March 28
@ 3 p.m.
Tech Connect - MS Excel for Beginners
Not sure where to start in the complex spreadsheet program Microsoft Excel? Come to this workshop where NYPL staff will show you the basics of Excel, including inputting data, generating equations, and utilizing shortcuts. Laptops provided
Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, March 28
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Presented by LiteracyINC
Readings by special guests with snacks and additional activities provided by LiteracyINC.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Tue, March 28
@ 5 p.m.
Homework Help
Need help completing you homework assignments? Stop by during homework help hours. All ages.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, March 28
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion - Girl Waits With Gun (A Kopp Sisters Novel) by Amy Stewart
Join us to discuss, Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart. Copies available in advance at the front reference desk. "Constance Kopp, the feisty heroine of Amy Stewart’s charming novel “Girl Waits With Gun,” sounds like the creation of a master crime writer. At nearly 6 feet tall, Constance is a formidable character who can pack heat, deliver a zinger and catch a criminal without missing a beat. Based on the little-known story of the real Constance Kopp... the novel is an entertaining and enli…
Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, March 29
@ 4 p.m.
Teens <3 Gaming: WiiU vs PS4
What will win in the battle for most played system? Only you can decide!
Stapleton Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, March 29
@ 5 p.m.
Homework Help
Need help completing you homework assignments? Stop by during homework help hours. All ages.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Thu, March 30
@ 2 p.m.
Tech Connect - Navigating the NYPL Catalog
In this workshop, NYPL staff will show you how to find the latest books, movies, and albums in the library's catalog, and also how to refine your search to find that hidden, obscure title you've been curious about.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, March 30
@ 5 p.m.
Homework Help
Need help completing you homework assignments? Stop by during homework help hours. All ages.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Fri, March 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Wii Love Gaming!
Challenge yourself, your friends and meet other kids in the neighborhood as you play cool Wii games on the big screen in the children's room! Challenge the librarian and you will probably win.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, March 31
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Gameday
Chess Fluxx Are You A Werewolf? Coup Dominos Mancala Other random surprise games each week! Sounds like a good time? It does to us too. Every Friday from 4pm to close.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, April 1
@ 11 a.m.
Watercolor Painting for Adults 50+
Develop a new skill and express yourself in this 8-week watercolor painting class. Learn techniques of watercolor from a teaching artist to paint a subject of your choice. All materials are supplied and the class will culminate in a student exhibition. *PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED* Saturdays, 11am—1pm
Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, April 1
@ 3 p.m.
Disney Film Afternoon- Moana
PG 2016, 113 min, dir. Ron Clements, John Musker A teen girl and a demigod embark on an adventure as they search for a legendary island.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Mon, April 3
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: All Join In!
Come to the library for stories, songs, action rhymes and more! Have fun meeting other little ones in the area and their caregivers. For ages 0-3.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Mon, April 3
@ 11:45 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Baby Space
Come for playtime, stories and songs for babies and their caregivers. For ages 0-18 months.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Tue, April 4
@ 3 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Excel Genius Class 6 : Importing Data, String Functions, and Goal Seek
Excel Genius is a new set of classes aimed at students who have taken the Beginner and Intermediate Excel courses, or who have good fundamental knowledge of Excel, and who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the world’s most popular spreadsheet application. Each class will cover a topic in depth and then give students exercises that apply that knowledge to real world situations. While we recommend that students take the classes in order, there are no attendance requirements, and st…
Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, April 5
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Growing Healthy Eaters
The New York Public Library’s Early Literacy Department is excited to bring "Growing Healthy Eaters" to a branch near you! This 6-session series’ curriculum was created by the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and aims to educate young children and their caregivers about the importance of eating well through a series of interactive, entertaining and delicious sessions.The lessons cover a variety of topics from "Food Mood" to "Flavorful Fruit" and provide nutritional expertise in bite-siz…
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, April 7
@ 3:30 p.m.
Wii Love Gaming!
Challenge yourself, your friends and meet other kids in the neighborhood as you play cool Wii games on the big screen in the children's room! Challenge the librarian and you will probably win.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, April 8
@ 11 a.m.
Watercolor Painting for Adults 50+
Develop a new skill and express yourself in this 8-week watercolor painting class. Learn techniques of watercolor from a teaching artist to paint a subject of your choice. All materials are supplied and the class will culminate in a student exhibition. *PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED* Saturdays, 11am—1pm
Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, April 8
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Sensory Storytime
Sensory Storytime is a fun, new, and interactive library literacy program designed to engage kids through movement, music, stories, and sensory activity play. This program is open to all and is ideal for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration challenges, or children who have difficulty sitting still.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Sat, April 8
@ 3 p.m.
Cinema Saturdays!
Watch the library become a movie theater and enjoy a great film on the big screen! All ages.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 10
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: All Join In!
Come to the library for stories, songs, action rhymes and more! Have fun meeting other little ones in the area and their caregivers. For ages 0-3.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Mon, April 10
@ 11:45 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Baby Space
Come for playtime, stories and songs for babies and their caregivers. For ages 0-18 months.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Mon, April 10
@ 3 p.m.
Sensory-Friendly Music, Bubble and Comedy Show
The sensory-friendly Music, Bubble, and Comedy Show is a "turtle-riffic" musical experience that is designed to educate and entertain children through songs, comedy, movement, stories, and interactive music technology. The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children, including children on the autism spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregiver. Each song in the 60-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the…
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, April 11
@ 3 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
How to Use Lynda.com
Learn how to learn on Lynda! The Library has partnered with Lynda.com to offer FREE ACCESS to over 3,000 courses. This class will cover the basics of how to access the website for FREE. You will then have time to explore Lynda.com and begin your learning journey! MUST BRING YOUR LIBRARY CARD AND YOUR 4 DIGIT PIN CODE. MUST BRING A PAIR OF HEADPHONES TO CLASS.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, April 12
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Growing Healthy Eaters
The New York Public Library’s Early Literacy Department is excited to bring "Growing Healthy Eaters" to a branch near you! This 6-session series’ curriculum was created by the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and aims to educate young children and their caregivers about the importance of eating well through a series of interactive, entertaining and delicious sessions.The lessons cover a variety of topics from "Food Mood" to "Flavorful Fruit" and provide nutritional expertise in bite-siz…
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, April 13
@ 4 p.m.
Spectroscope
Build a simple device that separates light into a color spectrum (prism). Learn about the properties of light and experiment with looking at different light sources such as incandescent and fluorescent to see how the color spectrum changes. Presented by Staten Island MakerSpace. For ages 13 to 18 years old.
Stapleton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, April 14
@ 3:30 p.m.
Wii Love Gaming!
Challenge yourself, your friends and meet other kids in the neighborhood as you play cool Wii games on the big screen in the children's room! Challenge the librarian and you will probably win.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, April 15
@ 11 a.m.
Watercolor Painting for Adults 50+
Develop a new skill and express yourself in this 8-week watercolor painting class. Learn techniques of watercolor from a teaching artist to paint a subject of your choice. All materials are supplied and the class will culminate in a student exhibition. *PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED* Saturdays, 11am—1pm
Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, April 15
@ 3 p.m.
Cinema Saturdays!
Watch the library become a movie theater and enjoy a great film on the big screen! All ages.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 17
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: All Join In!
Come to the library for stories, songs, action rhymes and more! Have fun meeting other little ones in the area and their caregivers. For ages 0-3.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Mon, April 17
@ 11:45 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Baby Space
Come for playtime, stories and songs for babies and their caregivers. For ages 0-18 months.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Tue, April 18
@ 3 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Create Your Own Website With WordPress
Learn how to make your own website for free using WordPress. Add links, images, videos, and more to create your own piece of the web.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
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