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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, May 31
@ 11:30 a.m.
Braille Study Group (Wednesdays)
Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Wednesdays, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Join staff, peers and volunteers who can help you with your braille study plan and assignments and recommend strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level. Braille games and activities will help you put your skills into practice. This study group welcomes blind and sighted learners alike. If you’re not sure how to begin learning braille, we can help. To register: 212-621-0627 or chanceyfleet@nypl.org.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, June 3
@ 10:30 a.m.
Braille Study Group (Saturdays)
Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Wednesdays, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Join staff, peers and volunteers who can help you with your braille study plan and assignments and recommend strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level. Braille games and activities will help you put your skills into practice. This study group welcomes blind and sighted learners alike. If you’re not sure how to begin learning braille, we can help. To register: 212-621-0627 or chanceyfleet@nypl.org.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wed, June 7
@ 11:30 a.m.
Braille Study Group (Wednesdays)
Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Wednesdays, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Join staff, peers and volunteers who can help you with your braille study plan and assignments and recommend strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level. Braille games and activities will help you put your skills into practice. This study group welcomes blind and sighted learners alike. If you’re not sure how to begin learning braille, we can help. To register: 212-621-0627 or chanceyfleet@nypl.org.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, June 10
@ 10:30 a.m.
Book Discussion Group
Join us to talk about thought-provoking books! The group meets on Saturdays of alternating months, from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. If you can't make it to the library but would like to join us in coversation over the phone, please let us know by calling 212-206-5400. The scheduled sessions for 2017 are: February 11th: A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren DB 78668 April 8th: Crisis by Robin Cook DB 63197 June 10th: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie DB 77188 August 12th: The Tommyknockers…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Persons with Disabilities
Sat, June 10
@ 10:30 a.m.
Braille Study Group (Saturdays)
Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Wednesdays, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Join staff, peers and volunteers who can help you with your braille study plan and assignments and recommend strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level. Braille games and activities will help you put your skills into practice. This study group welcomes blind and sighted learners alike. If you’re not sure how to begin learning braille, we can help. To register: 212-621-0627 or chanceyfleet@nypl.org.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, June 10
@ 1 p.m.
Opera Concert Series
The New York Opera Forum performs complete concert versions of operas with piano accompaniment. Programs with act-by-act plot summaries will be provided in large print and braille. Join us on Saturday June 10th from 1:00 - 4:30 PM for "Don Giovanni" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Wed, June 14
@ 11:30 a.m.
Braille Study Group (Wednesdays)
Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Wednesdays, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Join staff, peers and volunteers who can help you with your braille study plan and assignments and recommend strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level. Braille games and activities will help you put your skills into practice. This study group welcomes blind and sighted learners alike. If you’re not sure how to begin learning braille, we can help. To register: 212-621-0627 or chanceyfleet@nypl.org.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wed, June 14
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Bilingual Concert
Summer Reading Program! Flor Bromley will play some of her favorite tunes in English and Spanish. Flor will create an interactive experience for children and families of all ages that will end in a big FIESTA. A perfect kick-off show for the season. Songs include “Crazy for Books/Amo los Libros” a song that encourages kids to read.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, June 17
@ 10:30 a.m.
Braille Study Group (Saturdays)
Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Wednesdays, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Join staff, peers and volunteers who can help you with your braille study plan and assignments and recommend strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level. Braille games and activities will help you put your skills into practice. This study group welcomes blind and sighted learners alike. If you’re not sure how to begin learning braille, we can help. To register: 212-621-0627 or chanceyfleet@nypl.org.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wed, June 21
@ 11:30 a.m.
Braille Study Group (Wednesdays)
Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Wednesdays, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Join staff, peers and volunteers who can help you with your braille study plan and assignments and recommend strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level. Braille games and activities will help you put your skills into practice. This study group welcomes blind and sighted learners alike. If you’re not sure how to begin learning braille, we can help. To register: 212-621-0627 or chanceyfleet@nypl.org.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, June 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Foundation Fighting Blindness Support Group
Share experiences, information, and support.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Sat, June 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Braille Study Group (Saturdays)
Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Wednesdays, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Join staff, peers and volunteers who can help you with your braille study plan and assignments and recommend strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level. Braille games and activities will help you put your skills into practice. This study group welcomes blind and sighted learners alike. If you’re not sure how to begin learning braille, we can help. To register: 212-621-0627 or chanceyfleet@nypl.org.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wed, June 28
@ 11:30 a.m.
Braille Study Group (Wednesdays)
Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Wednesdays, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Join staff, peers and volunteers who can help you with your braille study plan and assignments and recommend strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level. Braille games and activities will help you put your skills into practice. This study group welcomes blind and sighted learners alike. If you’re not sure how to begin learning braille, we can help. To register: 212-621-0627 or chanceyfleet@nypl.org.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, July 1
@ 2 p.m.
American Council of the Blind
The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life, for all blind and visually-impaired people.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults
Sat, July 8
@ 1 p.m.
Opera Concert Series
The New York Opera Forum performs complete concert versions of operas with piano accompaniment. Programs with act-by-act plot summaries will be provided in large print and braille. Join us on Saturday July 8th from 1:00 - 4:30 PM for "L'Elisir D'Amore" by Gaetano Donizetti.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Fri, July 14
@ 11:15 a.m.
Summer Reading
Bilingual Birdies: Spanish
A Summer Reading Program This summer Bilingual Birdies will take everyone on a magical journey to learn a new language by taking an imaginative vacation to the beach, jungle, and sporting events! Children ages 0-6 will explore these super fun themes while our Bilingual Teaching Musicians lead the adventure using their guitar, drumming, puppets, and movement games. All families will receive a free Bilingual Birdies CD download and instruments will be provided for everyone during the class. Clas…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 18
@ 5 p.m.
DictationBridge: Windows Dictation for Screen Reader Users
If you use a screen reader to access Windows and would like to use your voice to write documents and emails, this workshop is for you. DictationBridge is a free program that works with screen readers (NVDA for now, with support for othcers in development) to echo back the text you dictate and allow you to make corrections, all without seeing the screen.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Families,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, August 5
@ 2 p.m.
American Council of the Blind
The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life, for all blind and visually-impaired people.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults
Sat, August 12
@ 10:30 a.m.
Book Discussion Group
Join us to talk about thought-provoking books! The group meets on Saturdays of alternating months, from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. If you can't make it to the library but would like to join us in coversation over the phone, please let us know by calling 212-206-5400. The scheduled sessions for 2017 are: February 11th: A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren DB 78668 April 8th: Crisis by Robin Cook DB 63197 June 10th: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie DB 77188 August 12th: The Tommyknockers…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Persons with Disabilities
Sat, August 19
@ 1 p.m.
Opera Concert Series
The New York Opera Forum performs complete concert versions of operas with piano accompaniment. Programs with act-by-act plot summaries will be provided in large print and braille. Join us on Saturday, August 19th from 1:00 - 4:30 PM for a double bill of "Der Rosenkavalier" (extended excerpts) by Richard Strauss and "Suor Angelica" by Giacomo Puccini.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Sat, September 9
@ 2 p.m.
American Council of the Blind
The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life, for all blind and visually-impaired people.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults
Sat, October 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
Book Discussion Group
Join us to talk about thought-provoking books! The group meets on Saturdays of alternating months, from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. If you can't make it to the library but would like to join us in coversation over the phone, please let us know by calling 212-206-5400. The scheduled sessions for 2017 are: February 11th: A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren DB 78668 April 8th: Crisis by Robin Cook DB 63197 June 10th: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie DB 77188 August 12th: The Tommyknockers…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Persons with Disabilities
Sat, October 28
@ 1 p.m.
Opera Concert Series
The New York Opera Forum performs complete concert versions of operas with piano accompaniment. Programs with act-by-act plot summaries will be provided in large print and braille. Join us on Saturday, October 28th from 1:00 - 4:30 PM for "I Capuleti e i Montecchi" by Vincenzo Bellini.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Sat, November 11
@ 1 p.m.
Opera Concert Series
The New York Opera Forum performs complete concert versions of operas with piano accompaniment. Programs with act-by-act plot summaries will be provided in large print and braille. Join us on Saturday, November 11th from 1:00 - 4:30 PM.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Sat, December 9
@ 10:30 a.m.
Book Discussion Group
Join us to talk about thought-provoking books! The group meets on Saturdays of alternating months, from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. If you can't make it to the library but would like to join us in coversation over the phone, please let us know by calling 212-206-5400. The scheduled sessions for 2017 are: February 11th: A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren DB 78668 April 8th: Crisis by Robin Cook DB 63197 June 10th: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie DB 77188 August 12th: The Tommyknockers…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Persons with Disabilities
Sat, December 9
@ 1 p.m.
Opera Concert Series
The New York Opera Forum performs complete concert versions of operas with piano accompaniment. Programs with act-by-act plot summaries will be provided in large print and braille. Join us on Saturday, December 9th, from 1:00 - 4:30 PM.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults

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