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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Kids Movie
Watch a movie at The Library with friends! Caption
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 24
@ 4 p.m.
Creative Space for Tweens
April 10th - Blackout Poetry April 24th - Monster Bookmarks 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, April 25
@ 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, April 25
@ 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, April 25
@ 4 p.m.
Dominoes for Adults
Join us and have fun playing dominoes!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Tue, April 25
@ 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, April 26
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Family Literacy Workshop
Parents and caregivers learn about Early Literacy tips and children can play with toys! Enjoy a complimentary bagel brunch!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Wed, April 26
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Library Playdate
Play is one of six practices to promote early literacy skills in young children. So come on down for free play and a craft!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, April 26
@ 2 p.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Mother Goose Rhyme Time
Enjoy thirty minutes of songs, nursery rhymes, and fingerplays that get everyone involved in the fun!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, April 26
@ 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
Wed, April 26
@ 6 p.m.
"I Am Big! It's The Pictures That Got Small!" Wednesday Night Movies at Tompkins Square
Movies are shown alternating Wednesday nights at 6:00 pm, in the basement community room. All programs are free and open to the public. January 18: Rear Window (1954; 112 mins.) Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. Starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly. February 1: The Birds (1963; 119 mins.) Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boy…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, April 27
@ 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, April 27
@ 1 p.m.
Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
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 monologues and scenes. Classes will meet Thursdays…
Tompkins Square Library, Basement50+,
Adults
Thu, April 27
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Five Senses Children's Science Workshop
Get ready for some gooey family fun in this new five-session workshop. A family program designed for preschool children and their caregivers, these sessions will be a hands-on exploration of the five senses hearing, touch, smell, taste and sight. Workshop series is FREE. Space is capped at 12 children. (212) 228-4747.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, April 27
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Program in a Box: Five Senses
Explore the five senses in new and exciting ways!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, April 27
@ 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, April 27
@ 5 p.m.
The Minetta Review: A Reading of Poetry and ProseTompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Fri, April 28
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Music and Movement
Singing is one fo the five practices to promote early literacy! So come sing, dance, and be a part of the band with Miss Emily and her guitar!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, April 29
@ 10 a.m.
From Newborn to Walking
Come Play and Build Brain and Body Awareness This class is designed to provide an outlet for the baby’s creative process of discovering the world around them through movement, touch and play. Classes will be facilitated by Nisha Kewalramani who is a Body Mind Centering Practitioner, Infant Developmental Movement Educator and has certification in Embodied Anatomy and Yoga.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Sat, April 29
@ 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
Sat, April 29
@ 2 p.m.
MUSIC AND POETRY TOGETHER
RUSSIAN CULTURE CLUB presents Music and poetry together Alexei Tartakovsky – prize-winner of several international piano competitions. He hails from Moscow and is a graduate of the Juilliard and Yale School of Music. He will play works of Frederick Chopin and Igor Stravinsky. Yan Probshtein – poet and translator of poetry. He will read his Russian translations of English and Spanish poets. Alexander Dranov – moderator of the event, founder of the Russian Culture Club. The event is…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, May 4
@ 1 p.m.
Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
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 monologues and scenes. Classes will meet Thursdays…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, May 4
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion: The Painted Veil
For our May book discussion meeting, we will be reading The Painted Veil by M. Somerset Maugham. Join us!
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorAdults
Sat, May 6
@ 10 a.m.
Oral History
Walk with a Librarian: East Village Neighborhood Tour
This neighborhood walking tour is part of Jane's Walk at Municipal Art Society. Jane's Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about, and celebrate their neighborhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane's Walk is more of a walking conversation. "Six different apartments where Allen Ginsberg lived at various times are located here." Who has a masterful understanding of the East Village community’s past a…
Tompkins Square LibraryAdults
Sat, May 6
@ 2:15 p.m.
Saturday Matinee: A Star is Born
A Star is Born (1954; 154 mins.) Dir: George Cukor. A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral. Starring JUDY GARLAND, James Mason.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, May 8
@ 4 p.m.
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 9
@ 6 p.m.
Introduction to Yoga Fundamentals
Introduction to Yoga Fundamentals with Maggie Frey Classes meet Tuesdays at 6:00pm, 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. Please bring a yoga mat and towel to class; they will not be provided. This 7 session course is designed for students brand-new to yoga and those looking for…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Wed, May 10
@ 6 p.m.
Film Screening: Casablanca
Casablanca (1942; 102 mins.) Dir: Michael Curtiz. In Casablanca, in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, May 11
@ 1 p.m.
Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
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 monologues and scenes. Classes will meet Thursdays…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, May 11
@ 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! **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, May 13
@ 4:30 p.m.
RUSSIAN QUEER: REVOLUTION OR DEVOLUTION?
On the Saturday, 13th we will have a lecture on the following topic: RUSSIAN QUEER: REVOLUTION OR DEVOLUTION? The century of persecution, struggle, and broken hopes for the Russian LGBTIQ. How was it to live inside the mental and spiritual prison for years during the Soviet Union? What does it mean to live under the rainbow shadow within the Putin's Russia? Speaker: Lyosha Gorshkov, PhD in Political Science, Co-President at the Russian-Speaking LGBT American Association (RUSA LGBT,…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, May 15
@ 4 p.m.
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)
Thu, May 18
@ 1 p.m.
Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
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 monologues and scenes. Classes will meet Thursdays…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, May 22
@ 4 p.m.
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 23
@ 6 p.m.
Introduction to Yoga Fundamentals
Introduction to Yoga Fundamentals with Maggie Frey Classes meet Tuesdays at 6:00pm, 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. Please bring a yoga mat and towel to class; they will not be provided. This 7 session course is designed for students brand-new to yoga and those looking for…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Wed, May 24
@ 6 p.m.
Film Screening: Spellbound
Spellbound (1945; 111 mins.) Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.Starring Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, May 25
@ 1 p.m.
Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
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 monologues and scenes. Classes will meet Thursdays…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, May 29
@ 4 p.m.
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)
Thu, June 1
@ 1 p.m.
Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
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 monologues and scenes. Classes will meet Thursdays…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, June 1
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion: The Festival of Insignifigance
For our June book discussion meeting, we are reading Milan Kundera's The Festival of Insignifigance. Join us!
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorAdults
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