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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Irish Dance Workshop
A Summer Reading Program! Patricia McManus, Irish dancer extraordinaire, leads participants through the world of Irish Dancing. Best for children ages 4 and older. Presented by Urban Stages.
Tompkins Square LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time
Enjoy songs, books, and free play with friends at the library!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 4 p.m.
Bingo Night for Adults
Join us and play Bingo every Thursday from 4pm - 5pm. Meet new friends and have fun! All adults are welcomed.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, June 29
@ 4 p.m.
Five Senses Workshop
Children will explore the 5 senses through fun filled activities. Recommended for children 4 - 6
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 6:30 p.m.
Introduction to Yoga Fundamentals
Registration is now closed for this program. Introduction to Yoga Fundamentals with Maggie Frey Classes meet Tuesdays at 6:30pm, May 9 and 23, June 6 and 20, Thursday June 29, and Tuesdays July 11 and 25. Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required. Signup begins Tuesday, April 25, online, in person, or by phone. Participants should plan to attend all sessions. This 7 session course is designed for students brand-new to yoga and those looking for an in-depth introduction…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Sat, July 1
@ 1:30 p.m.
Saturday Matinee: Doctor Zhivago
Doctor Zhivago (1965; 3 h 17 m) Dir: David Lean. The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution. Starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, July 3
@ 1 p.m.
Falun Dafa Exercise and Meditation Class
Practice of meditation and exercise. Increases Energy and Vitality. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind. Classes meet Mondays from 1:00pm - 2:15pm, June 12, 19, 26, and July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up online, in person, or by phone.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Wed, July 5
@ 6 p.m.
Film Screening: Umbreallas of Cherbourg
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964; 91 mins.) Dir: Jacques Demy. A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision. Starring Catherine Deneuve. In French with English subtitles.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Fri, July 7
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion: What is Not Yours is Not Yours
For our July book discussion meeting, we are reading What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi. Join us!
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorAdults
Mon, July 10
@ 1 p.m.
Falun Dafa Exercise and Meditation Class
Practice of meditation and exercise. Increases Energy and Vitality. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind. Classes meet Mondays from 1:00pm - 2:15pm, June 12, 19, 26, and July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up online, in person, or by phone.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Tue, July 11
@ 6:30 p.m.
Introduction to Yoga Fundamentals
Registration is now closed for this program. Introduction to Yoga Fundamentals with Maggie Frey Classes meet Tuesdays at 6:30pm, May 9 and 23, June 6 and 20, Thursday June 29, and Tuesdays July 11 and 25. Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required. Signup begins Tuesday, April 25, online, in person, or by phone. Participants should plan to attend all sessions. This 7 session course is designed for students brand-new to yoga and those looking for an in-depth introduction…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Wed, July 12
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Pop-Up Art Workshop: Beach Wave Pop-Up Card
A Summer Reading Program Learn easy techniques for making impressive pop-up cards. For new learners, ages 4 and older. Presented by Whit Harris
Tompkins Square LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, July 12
@ 6 p.m.
Clayton Patterson and Tod Lippy, In Conversation
A conversation between artist, documentarian, and community activist (and Lower East Side legend) Clayton Patterson and ESOPUS editor Tod Lippy will center on Patterson’s stunning photographs of the inventive drag performers at New York’s legendary Pyramid Club in the mid-1980s. A selection of these portraits are featured in ESOPUS 24, which is now on newsstands. “Up to that point, drag had been about referencing movie stars like Bette Davis or Judy Garland,” notes Patterson in an accompa…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, July 13
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Tinker Shop for Kids
Join us as we guide kids through fun, child-centered, science-based maker workshops! They will engage in hands-on activities using crafts materials, magnets, conductive tape, and more! Recommended for grades 3 to 5.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, July 13
@ 6 p.m.
Popular Music
The Art of the Album: Landmark, Classic Records Performed Live in Their Entirety!
The Art of the Album: Landmark, Classic Records Performed Live in Their Entirety! (insert flyer image here) **JOIN US AT TOMPKINS SQUARE LIBRARY THE 2ND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR LIVE MUSIC AT 6PM** UP NEXT: Thursday July 13th: "Astral Weeks" by Van Morrison
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, July 17
@ 1 p.m.
Falun Dafa Exercise and Meditation Class
Practice of meditation and exercise. Increases Energy and Vitality. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind. Classes meet Mondays from 1:00pm - 2:15pm, June 12, 19, 26, and July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up online, in person, or by phone.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, July 20
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Tinker Shop for Kids
Join us as we guide kids through fun, child-centered, science-based maker workshops! They will engage in hands-on activities using crafts materials, magnets, conductive tape, and more! Recommended for grades 3 to 5.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, July 20
@ 6 p.m.
16mm Film Screening: The Lower East Side on Film
Please join us for a screening of 16mm films from the special collections of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts! The Films: The Godfather Comes to 6th St (1975; 25 mins.) Presents what happens to a neighborhood on the Lower East Side in New York City when a Hollywood film crew takes over the area to film part of Godfather part 2. Includes interviews with the residents, film director Francis Ford Coppola, and members of the block association. City of Contrasts (1931; 28…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, July 24
@ 1 p.m.
Falun Dafa Exercise and Meditation Class
Practice of meditation and exercise. Increases Energy and Vitality. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind. Classes meet Mondays from 1:00pm - 2:15pm, June 12, 19, 26, and July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up online, in person, or by phone.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Tue, July 25
@ 6:30 p.m.
Introduction to Yoga Fundamentals
Registration is now closed for this program. Introduction to Yoga Fundamentals with Maggie Frey Classes meet Tuesdays at 6:30pm, May 9 and 23, June 6 and 20, Thursday June 29, and Tuesdays July 11 and 25. Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required. Signup begins Tuesday, April 25, online, in person, or by phone. Participants should plan to attend all sessions. This 7 session course is designed for students brand-new to yoga and those looking for an in-depth introduction…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, July 27
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Tinker Shop for Kids
Join us as we guide kids through fun, child-centered, science-based maker workshops! They will engage in hands-on activities using crafts materials, magnets, conductive tape, and more! Recommended for grades 3 to 5.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, July 29
@ 11 a.m.
Popular Music
Adult Group Guitar Lessons for Beginners
Saturday sessions begin July 29th @11am. Eight 90-minute sessions: 07/29, 08/05, 08/19, 08/26, 09/16, 09/30, 10/07, 10/21. Please bring your own guitar. No experience necessary!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, July 31
@ 1 p.m.
Falun Dafa Exercise and Meditation Class
Practice of meditation and exercise. Increases Energy and Vitality. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind. Classes meet Mondays from 1:00pm - 2:15pm, June 12, 19, 26, and July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. Space is limited, and registration is required. Sign up online, in person, or by phone.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Wed, August 2
@ 6 p.m.
Film Screening: Summer Stock
Summer Stock (1950; 108 mins.) Dir: Charles Walters. A small town farmer, down on her luck, finds her homestead invaded by a theatrical troupe invited to stay by her ne'r-do-well sister. Starring Judy Garland!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Sat, August 5
@ 1:30 p.m.
Saturday Matinee: Auntie Mame
Auntie Mame (1958; 143 mins.) Dir: Morgan DaCosta. An orphan goes to live with his free spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle. Starring Rosalind Russell.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, August 10
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Transportation Workshop for Kids
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! Recommended for children in Pre K and Kindergarten.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sun, August 13
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Tinker Shop for Kids
Join us as we guide kids through fun, child-centered, science-based maker workshops! They will engage in hands-on activities using crafts materials, magnets, conductive tape, and more! Recommended for grades 3 to 5.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 16
@ 6 p.m.
Film Screening: Gilda
Gilda (1946; 110 mins.) Dir: Charles Vidor. A small time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino learns that his ex-lover is married to his employer. Starring Rita Hayworth.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, August 17
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Transportation Workshop for Kids
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! Recommended for children in Pre K and Kindergarten.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, August 19
@ 1:30 p.m.
Saturday Matinee: Night of the Iguana
Night of the Iguana (1964; 125 mins.) Dir: John Huston. A defrocked Episcopal clergyman leads a bus load of middle-aged Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and come to terms with the failure haunting his life. Starring Ava Gardner, Richard Burton.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Wed, August 23
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
The Ribbles Build a Residence
A Summer Reading Program The ABCs: architecture, building, and construction. Soon after their lovely insect nuptials Mr. and Mrs. Ribble are expecting a baby Ribblet, and they need a new home for their family! Mr. Ribble wants to go big with a four-grasshopper garage, but Mrs. Ribble convinces him to build a dream home that is more environmentally and neighborhood friendly. By playing interactive games and discovering basic building techniques the audience will help draw a ground plan while Thi…
Tompkins Square LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 30
@ 6 p.m.
Film Screening: The Night of the Hunter
The Night of the Hunter (1955; 92 mins.) Dir: Charles Laughton. A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. Starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, August 31
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Transportation Workshop for Kids
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! Recommended for children in Pre K and Kindergarten.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, September 7
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Transportation Workshop for Kids
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! Recommended for children in Pre K and Kindergarten.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, September 7
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion: Swing Time
For September's book discussion meeting, we are reading Swing Time by Zadie Smith. Join us!
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorAdults
Wed, September 13
@ 6 p.m.
Film screening: Singin' in the Rain
Singin' in the Rain (1952; 103 mins.) Dir: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly. A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. Starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, September 14
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Transportation Workshop for Kids
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! Recommended for children in Pre K and Kindergarten.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, October 5
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion: Things Fall Apart
For our October book discussion meeting, we will be reading Chinua Achebe's 1958 novel, Things Fall Apart. Join us!
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorAdults
Thu, November 2
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion: Blindness
For our November book discussion meeting, we will be reading Jose Saramago's 1995 novel, Blindness. Join us!
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorAdults
Thu, December 7
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion: The Picture of Dorian Gray
For our December book discussion meeting, we are reading Oscar Wilde's 1890 novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. Join us!
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorAdults