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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, May 27
@ 1:30 p.m.
The Fashion StudioNYC
Design! Sew! Wear! Let your imagination be your inspiration to create and design! The Fashion StudioNYC will teach you how to use a sewing machine and other equipment. You will learn basic sketching and sewing, select your own fabrics and trims. For ages 8-16. Registration required!
Tompkins Square LibraryChildren
Mon, May 29
@ 4 p.m.
Canceled
Programs in a Box
Design Your Own Video Game Controller!
Over the course of this 4-week program, you will examine how computer software and hardware interact, learn circuit basics, and explore principles of strong design as you use Makey Makeys to create your own fun game controllers, and create your own computer game to play with using Scratch! Workshop series is FREE. Space is capped at 15 teens, so please register in advance at the library.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, May 30
@ 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
Tue, May 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
ALC Workshop - Health Insurance Information Session
Do you need health insurance for you and your family, or are you confused about health insurance options? The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will discuss low-cost insurance options and the enrollment process.
Tompkins Square Library, Adult Learning CenterAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Tue, May 30
@ 4 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club
Read Manga. Watch Anime. Earn and win prizes.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, May 30
@ 6 p.m.
ADULT DRAWING CIRCLE
Discover how to construct a STILL LIFE drawing in charcoal and graphite. Learn about shape, form, line, light, shade and how to create dynamic impressions of objects. Sign up online, in person, or by phone. Drawing: African Mask by Zen Browne Supplies you will need: Newsprint paper for sketches Charcoal pencil 2B (medium) Jumbo compressed charcoal 6B Vine charcoals (medium) Kneaded eraser Newcomers will be provided with the supplies. Zen Brown…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Wed, May 31
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime: Picture Book Time
Come on down and listen to fun stories with friends! On select days, there will be an activity to follow. Please check the calendar.
Tompkins Square LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 1
@ 1 p.m.
Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
Registration is now closed for this class. Engage in the joy and challenge of reading, memorizing, and acting Shakespeare! In this eight-week course (plus culminating event), we will delve into the demands and pleasures of Shakespeare, mindful that the plays weren’t written as ‘literature’ but as texts for actors to perform. Every class session will include a brief physical and vocal warm up. No acting experience necessary! The course will culminate in a final performance of select monolog…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, June 1
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion: The Festival of Insignificance
For our June book discussion meeting, we are reading Milan Kundera's The Festival of Insignificance. Join us!
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorAdults
Sat, June 3
@ 11 a.m.
Creative Sculpture Workshop: Symbolic Self Portraits
In this class, the goal is not to recreate one’s own image but to dig a little deeper and create a symbolic representation of oneself, persona or aspiration. Our self-portraits will be inspired by the crests of Samurai helmets, Datemono, which often featured empowering sculptures of animals or other symbolic imagery that represented their family or rank and their strength. We will use a variety of materials to sculpt a 3 dimensional portrait of one’s inner self or aspiration. Participants will u…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, June 5
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Design Your Own Video Game Controller! (MAKE UP SESSION)
Over the course of this 4-week program, you will examine how computer software and hardware interact, learn circuit basics, and explore principles of strong design as you use Makey Makeys to create your own fun game controllers, and create your own computer game to play with using Scratch! Workshop series is FREE.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, June 6
@ 9:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Open Lab - Computer Basics
Need basic computer skills? Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Facebook? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance!
Tompkins Square Library, Adult Learning CenterAdults
Tue, June 6
@ 4 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club
Read Manga. Watch Anime. Earn and win prizes.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, June 6
@ 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, June 7
@ 6 p.m.
Film Screening: Swing Time
Swing Time (1936; 105 mins.) Dir: George Stevens. A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer. Starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, June 8
@ 1 p.m.
Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
Registration is now closed for this class. Engage in the joy and challenge of reading, memorizing, and acting Shakespeare! In this eight-week course (plus culminating event), we will delve into the demands and pleasures of Shakespeare, mindful that the plays weren’t written as ‘literature’ but as texts for actors to perform. Every class session will include a brief physical and vocal warm up. No acting experience necessary! The course will culminate in a final performance of select monolog…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, June 8
@ 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 May 11th: "Late For the Sky" by Jackson Browne Thursday June 8th: "Abbey Road" by The Beatles Thursday July 6th: "Astral Weeks" by Van Morrison
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Sat, June 10
@ 11 a.m.
Creative Sculpture Workshop: Symbolic Self Portraits
In this class, the goal is not to recreate one’s own image but to dig a little deeper and create a symbolic representation of oneself, persona or aspiration. Our self-portraits will be inspired by the crests of Samurai helmets, Datemono, which often featured empowering sculptures of animals or other symbolic imagery that represented their family or rank and their strength. We will use a variety of materials to sculpt a 3 dimensional portrait of one’s inner self or aspiration. Participants will u…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, June 12
@ 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, June 13
@ 9:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Open Lab - Computer Basics
Need basic computer skills? Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Facebook? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance!
Tompkins Square Library, Adult Learning CenterAdults
Tue, June 13
@ 4 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club
Read Manga. Watch Anime. Earn and win prizes.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, June 15
@ 1 p.m.
Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
Registration is now closed for this class. Engage in the joy and challenge of reading, memorizing, and acting Shakespeare! In this eight-week course (plus culminating event), we will delve into the demands and pleasures of Shakespeare, mindful that the plays weren’t written as ‘literature’ but as texts for actors to perform. Every class session will include a brief physical and vocal warm up. No acting experience necessary! The course will culminate in a final performance of select monolog…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, June 15
@ 6 p.m.
Before We Were Trans: Stories of Resilience from the Front Lines
In this panel and discussion on NYC trans history, Kiara St. James, Tanya Asapansa Johnson Walker, and Nicole Bowles will reflect on politics and community in the 1980s and 1990s. Each are leaders, trans women of color, and long-standing trans movement organizers. The title of the event comes from St. James. In planning for the event, she reflected that before trans life was widely publicized, "Black Trans women pioneers dared to defy and rise above their circumstances." The panelists will di…
Tompkins Square LibraryAdults
Mon, June 19
@ 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
Mon, June 19
@ 4 p.m.
Creative Space for Tweens
June 19th - Make Your Own Super Mario Box! All supplies will be provided. No registration required. Ages: 10 and up
Tompkins Square Library, BasementTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, June 20
@ 9:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Open Lab - Computer Basics
Need basic computer skills? Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Facebook? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance!
Tompkins Square Library, Adult Learning CenterAdults
Tue, June 20
@ 4 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club
Read Manga. Watch Anime. Earn and win prizes.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, June 20
@ 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, June 21
@ 4 p.m.
ICE, the Improvisational Composer's Ensemble
Live performance in conjunction with Make Music New York! Started by Rocco John Lacovone, This group is a platform for composers who use improvisation as a compositional tool. It features original compositions and improvisation.
Tompkins Square LibraryAdults,
50+,
Children,
Adults
Wed, June 21
@ 6 p.m.
Film Screening: Dark Victory
Dark Victory (1939; 106 mins.) Dir: Edmund Goulding. A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and must decide whether or not she'll meet her final days with dignity. Starring Bette Davis.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, June 22
@ 6 p.m.
Acting Shakespeare for Seniors: The Performance
The participants in our Acting Shakespeare for Seniors class have been hard at work, delving into the challenges of acting, speaking, and reading Shakespeare. They have chosen final scenes and monologues to present on Thursday, June 22nd at 6:00 pm. Please join us! Light refreshments will be served. The professor: CECILIA RUBINO has been working on a documentary called 'Remembering Shakespeare’ which explores new ways of thinking about both memory and Shakespeare’s words in our digital age…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, June 26
@ 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, June 27
@ 9:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Open Lab - Computer Basics
Need basic computer skills? Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Facebook? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance!
Tompkins Square Library, Adult Learning CenterAdults
Tue, June 27
@ 4 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club
Read Manga. Watch Anime. Earn and win prizes.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, June 28
@ 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
@ 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 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
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
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