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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, February 20
@ 5:30 p.m.
Canceled
Adult Coloring Mondays
Coloring is not just for kids! Join us for a stress-free zone where adults can color or work on their own art projects. A selection of coloring sheets and crayons will be available, or feel free to bring your own!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, February 21
@ 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, February 21
@ 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, February 21
@ 4 p.m.
Dominoes for Adults
Join us and have fun playing dominoes!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Tue, February 21
@ 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, February 21
@ 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. Please bring your own supplies 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 Zen Browne is an East Villa…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Wed, February 22
@ 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, February 22
@ 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, February 22
@ 4 p.m.
R.E.A.D: Reading Education Assistance Dogs
Sign up for a 15 minute session with a certified therapy dog. Children gain reading fluency without pressure to perform.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, February 22
@ 5 p.m.
Kids Movie
Watch a movie at The Library with friends! Caption
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, February 23
@ 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, February 23
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Robo Takeover
RoboTakeover is a hands-on, robotics workshop series for kids! Over the course of this 4– session program, kids will learn the basics of circuits, conductivity, motor-operation and robot building. We will discuss robots in real life and the different kinds of machines that make our world tick. Workshop series is FREE. Space is capped at 15 children, on a first come first serve basis.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, February 23
@ 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
Fri, February 24
@ 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
Fri, February 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Art Starts
Listen to stories and enjoy an introduction to different art mediums intended to strengthen gross and fine motor skills. Caption
Tompkins Square Library, BasementChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, February 25
@ 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!
Children
Mon, February 27
@ 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
Mon, February 27
@ 5:30 p.m.
Adult Coloring Mondays
Coloring is not just for kids! Join us for a stress-free zone where adults can color or work on their own art projects. A selection of coloring sheets and crayons will be available, or feel free to bring your own!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, February 28
@ 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, February 28
@ 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, February 28
@ 1 p.m.
Free Social Security Workshop
Specialists from the Social Security Administration will be at Tompkins Square Library to answer questions and help you sign up for benefits. Tuesday, February 28, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Please sign up for this workshop online, in person, or by phone
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Tue, February 28
@ 4 p.m.
Dominoes for Adults
Join us and have fun playing dominoes!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Tue, February 28
@ 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, February 28
@ 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. Art instructor: ZEN BROWNE Supplies are provided but you are welcome to bring your own. Please sign up online, in person, or by phone. Drawing: African Mask by Zen Browne Zen Browne is an East Village artist / a painter of 30 years. Born in Philadelphia (PA), Browne grew up in a large family. His fath…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Wed, March 1
@ 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, March 2
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Robo Takeover
RoboTakeover is a hands-on, robotics workshop series for kids! Over the course of this 4– session program, kids will learn the basics of circuits, conductivity, motor-operation and robot building. We will discuss robots in real life and the different kinds of machines that make our world tick. Workshop series is FREE. Space is capped at 15 children, on a first come first serve basis.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 2
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion: How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
Book Discussion meets the first Thursday of the month from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the second floor community room. Pick up a copy of the books at the second floor desk! March 2nd: How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran. After she shames herself on local TV, 14-year-old Johanna Morgan reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde--a fast-talking, hard-drinking Gothic hero and full-time Lady Sex Adventurer--until two years later, while eviscerating bands as a music critic, she realizes she's built Dolly with a…
Tompkins Square LibraryAdults
Mon, March 6
@ 4 p.m.
Abracadabra
Children’s magician, Evan Paquette performs his magic show, and even shares a few tricks of the trade with a mini magic lesson. Best for ages 4 and older. Presented by Urban Stages.
Tompkins Square LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 9
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Robo Takeover
RoboTakeover is a hands-on, robotics workshop series for kids! Over the course of this 4– session program, kids will learn the basics of circuits, conductivity, motor-operation and robot building. We will discuss robots in real life and the different kinds of machines that make our world tick. Workshop series is FREE. Space is capped at 15 children, on a first come first serve basis.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, March 11
@ 3 p.m.
Creating An Effective Antagonist: A Writing Exercise
From Iago to Professor Moriarty to Lord Voldemort, strong antagonists make stories memorable and more dynamic. Join us for a writing exercise that will help you create an antagonist that challenges your main character and enhances the plot. This exercise is great for anyone who wants to improve their creative writing. All you need in a pen and paper! Registration begins Saturday, February 25th, and can be done online, in person, or by phone! The instructor: Tracy Sayre is the founder of…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, March 13
@ 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, so please register in advance at the library or by calling (212) 228-4747.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, March 15
@ 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, March 16
@ 12:30 p.m.
Cut Paper Sculpture Workshop, Presented by Sculptors Alliance
This workshop is presented by Sculptors Alliance, Inc. and led by teaching artist Francine Perlman. Participants will create one or more cubes from bristol paper and then cut into the cube, leaving everything attached, that is, no paper can be removed. These may then be decorated, if desired, with paint, glitter, whatever your imagination yields.The result is a beautiful, lightweight sculpture. Materials will be supplied, but students may bring items for decoration if you wish. The work…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, March 16
@ 7 p.m.
A Mile in Your Shoes: Creating a Performance from Oral History
Actor Lillian Rodriguez as filmmaker Jonas Mekas | Photo credit: Chris Harcum The East Side Stories project, now its thirteenth year at The Metropolitan Playhouse, presents a collection of solo performance pieces based on interviews with neighborhood residents in the Lower East Side. JOIN US for a participatory roundtable discussion with previous actors and neighborhood subjects from these oral history perfomances facilitated by Alex Roe, Artistic Director at The Metropolitan Playhouse. Lea…
Tompkins Square LibraryAdults
Mon, March 20
@ 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, so please register in advance at the library or by calling (212) 228-4747.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, March 23
@ 12:30 p.m.
Cut Paper Sculpture Workshop, Presented by Sculptors Alliance
This workshop is presented by Sculptors Alliance, Inc. and led by teaching artist Francine Perlman. Participants will create one or more cubes from bristol paper and then cut into the cube, leaving everything attached, that is, no paper can be removed. These may then be decorated, if desired, with paint, glitter, whatever your imagination yields.The result is a beautiful, lightweight sculpture. Materials will be supplied, but students may bring items for decoration if you wish. The work…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, March 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, so please register in advance at the library or by calling (212) 228-4747.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, March 29
@ 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
Mon, April 3
@ 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, so please register in advance at the library or by calling (212) 228-4747.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, April 6
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion: The Round House
For our April book discussion meeting, we are reading Louise Erdrich's novel, The Round House. Join us! The Round House won the National Book Award for fiction.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorAdults
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