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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, July 25
@ 12 noon
Auspicious Stitches
Community group doing fiber arts and tactile crafts.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, July 25
@ 2 p.m.
Intro to Programming with Arduino for ages 10-18
We are thrilled to announce our first foray into the “Maker Movement.” This summer we will be offering courses to both youth and adults on the easy-to-learn, accessible Arduino microcontroller. We’ll be teaching beginning electronics and coding to make devices that work for you! Have fun experimenting with a simple, programmable device that can work with components like light sensors, buzzers, and motors. We will guide you through getting to know the layout of an Arduino board, connecting com…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 29
@ 11:15 a.m.
Story Time
Every Friday at 11:15am at the Andrew Heiskell Talking Book and Braille Library! Friends of all ages and their parents/caregivers are invited for stories, action songs, and group play while becoming acquainted with other friends in the neighborhood! All Ages welcome! Parents/caregivers participation required!
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, July 30
@ 10 a.m.
Braille Study Group
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 you get started. Register at 212-621-0627 or chanceyfleet@nypl.org.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 10 a.m.
Navigating Standardized Testing with Marissa Gold
Taking the SAT or ACT is a challenge, and understanding the registration, preparation, and accommodations process can be just as difficult. In this workshop, Marissa will share her view from the field and some strategies she has learned along the way as a school counselor. Students, professionals and families will learn what resources are available, what accommodations are possible and some timelines to be aware of. By understanding what accommodations are out there, students can be their o…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, August 5
@ 11:15 a.m.
Story Time
Every Friday at 11:15am at the Andrew Heiskell Talking Book and Braille Library! Friends of all ages and their parents/caregivers are invited for stories, action songs, and group play while becoming acquainted with other friends in the neighborhood! All Ages welcome! Parents/caregivers participation required!
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, August 6
@ 10 a.m.
Introduction to Unified English Braille
The Braille code is changing in 2016! Published materials (including NLS Braille books and textbooks used by New York State students) will use the Unified English Braille code beginning January 4. This interactive workshop will explain what’s changing, including important adjustments to contractions, punctuation, formatting and transcription rules. Students, teachers and readers of Braille can participate in this workshop to gain an understanding of what’s changing and why; hands-on experience w…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
Persons with Disabilities,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, August 6
@ 11 a.m.
Family Saturdays
Families with children ages 2 – 12 are invited to join us for a fun afternoon. Hear stories, do accessible crafts, play accessible games, explore open tech time, and learn a bit about braille and computers. Gain skills in creation and technology with featured tech including 3Doodler pens, tactile drawing tablets, Makey Makey banana pianos, and other fun things. Our new braille awareness kits will be available to check out as well, and include items from braille labelers, braille/print books, and…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Persons with Disabilities,
Children
Tue, August 9
@ 5 p.m.
Introduction and Sign-Up to Bookshare
Are you a patron who is blind, visually impaired, or have a print disability? Do you want ready access to the latest titles, hot bestsellers, and must-reads in a variety of languages using braille, large print, or screen reader technology? Bookshare has partnered up with the New York Public Library to provide free memberships to Bookshare’s ever-expanding collection of 370,000 titles to any Andrew Heiskell or NYPL patron with a print-reading disability. Join us at one of these workshops to learn…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Fri, August 12
@ 11:15 a.m.
Story Time
Every Friday at 11:15am at the Andrew Heiskell Talking Book and Braille Library! Friends of all ages and their parents/caregivers are invited for stories, action songs, and group play while becoming acquainted with other friends in the neighborhood! All Ages welcome! Parents/caregivers participation required!
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, August 13
@ 10 a.m.
Intro to Programming with Arduino
We are thrilled to announce our first foray into the “Maker Movement.” This summer we will be offering courses to both youth and adults on the easy-to-learn, accessible Arduino microcontroller. We’ll be teaching beginning electronics and coding to make devices that work for you! Have fun experimenting with a simple, programmable device that can work with components like light sensors, buzzers, and motors. We will guide you through getting to know the layout of an Arduino board, connecting com…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Tue, August 16
@ 12 noon
Apps for Independence
Learn about apps that can help you identify currency, recognize barcodes, read print, travel independently, and more. Please register to reserve your spot by emailing ChanceyFleet@nypl.org or calling (212) 621-0627.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, August 16
@ 5 p.m.
Voiceover and IOS for Beginners Short Course with Guest Instructor Ed Plumacher
Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:45 PM as follows: August 16, 23, 30; September 6, 13, 20. Please sign up for the entire series, which will orient you to your IOS device, from unboxing to getting online, communicating, and organizing your schedule and notes. When registering please let us know if you’ll be bringing your own device or borrowing one of ours.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Wed, August 17
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Getting In and Out of Trouble!
A Summer Reading Celebration for All Ages! Baby Rattlesnake (Native American) finds out a rattle comes with responsibility, little Maybella (Maybella the Mouse to the Rescue/Sierra Leone) remembers to pay attention and rescues her foolish friends and greedy Donkey (The Well of Truth/Egypt) learns that tons of trouble comes from telling lies. Using music & group storytelling techniques, Miss Navida will tell these stories from around the world about clever and not so clever characters gettin…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, August 19
@ 11:15 a.m.
Story Time
Every Friday at 11:15am at the Andrew Heiskell Talking Book and Braille Library! Friends of all ages and their parents/caregivers are invited for stories, action songs, and group play while becoming acquainted with other friends in the neighborhood! All Ages welcome! Parents/caregivers participation required!
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, August 20
@ 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 conversation over the phone, please let us know by calling 212-206-5400. The scheduled sessions for 2016 are: August 20th: Still Alice by Lisa Genova DB 68429 October 22nd: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon DB 56893 December 10th: The Martian by Andy Weir DB 78389
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Persons with Disabilities
Sat, August 20
@ 10:30 a.m.
Book Discussion Group
Join us to discuss Still Alice by Lisa Genova, DB68429. Our book discussion meetings are always lively, entertaining, and “a must” for book lovers! If you can’t make it here, ask about joining by phone or Skype. The upcomming book discussions are as follows: August 20th: Still Alice by Lisa Genova DB 68429 October 22nd: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon DB 56893 December 10th: The Martian by Andy Weir DB 78389
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Persons with Disabilities
Sat, August 20
@ 1 p.m.
Accessible Games
Try out games that work well with low or no vision for the PC, Mac, and iOS. Discover your new favorite word, strategy or card game. Enjoy classics like Chess and Othello, immerse yourself in a first-person role-playing or text adventure game, or match wits with friends in a game of trivia. Feel free to bring your favorites to show and share! (We will run this workshop in a round-robin format so that everyone has a chance to try a variety of games. If you’d like to demonstrate a game and help…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, August 23
@ 5 p.m.
Voiceover and IOS for Beginners Short Course with Guest Instructor Ed Plumacher
Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:45 PM as follows: August 16, 23, 30; September 6, 13, 20. Please sign up for the entire series, which will orient you to your IOS device, from unboxing to getting online, communicating, and organizing your schedule and notes. When registering please let us know if you’ll be bringing your own device or borrowing one of ours.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Fri, August 26
@ 11:15 a.m.
Story Time
Every Friday at 11:15am at the Andrew Heiskell Talking Book and Braille Library! Friends of all ages and their parents/caregivers are invited for stories, action songs, and group play while becoming acquainted with other friends in the neighborhood! All Ages welcome! Parents/caregivers participation required!
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, August 27
@ 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, August 27
@ 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. On Saturday August 27th from 1:00 - 4:00 PM join us for Fidelio, Beethoven’s Spain-set political intrigue and romance, including noblewomen disguised as errand boys to find their jailed husbands.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Tue, August 30
@ 5 p.m.
Voiceover and IOS for Beginners Short Course with Guest Instructor Ed Plumacher
Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:45 PM as follows: August 16, 23, 30; September 6, 13, 20. Please sign up for the entire series, which will orient you to your IOS device, from unboxing to getting online, communicating, and organizing your schedule and notes. When registering please let us know if you’ll be bringing your own device or borrowing one of ours.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Tue, August 30
@ 5 p.m.
NVDA: a Free Screen Reader for Windows
Are you curious about how you could use a Windows computer with low or no vision? Do you wish your computer would read long articles and books out loud for you? Learn about a program, created by a team of blind programmers and freely available to anyone in the world, We’ll cover installation, set-up, basic commands for reading, getting online, and resources for further study. Please register to reserve your spot by emailing ChanceyFleet@nypl.org or calling (212) 621-0627.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, September 6
@ 5 p.m.
Voiceover and IOS for Beginners Short Course with Guest Instructor Ed Plumacher
Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:45 PM as follows: August 16, 23, 30; September 6, 13, 20. Please call (212) 621-0627 or email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org to sign up for the entire series, which will orient you to your IOS device, from unboxing to getting online, communicating, and organizing your schedule and notes. When registering please let us know if you’ll be bringing your own device or borrowing one of ours.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Thu, September 8
@ 5 p.m.
Intro to GarageBand with Walei Sabry
GarageBand 10 for Mac is a user-friendly digital audio workstation that can be used to compose and edit music. It offers an abundance of software instruments and loops at a relatively affordable price. Come learn how to create a project, add tracks, choose software instruments, record music and share your project. Please call (212) 621-0627 or email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org to sign up.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, September 10
@ 10 a.m.
Braille Study Group
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 you get started. Register at 212-621-0627 or chanceyfleet@nypl.org.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Sat, September 10
@ 1 p.m.
Intro to LinkedIn with Assistive Technology
This professional social network can help you find out who’s hiring, network with colleagues in your field, learn from industry experts, and make it easier for companies who are hiring to find you. Whether you use a smartphone or a computer, you can learn to use LinkedIn effectively with screen reading or magnification software. This workshop will introduce you to LinkedIn basics including creating an account, making connections, finding jobs, communicating professionally, and building an eff…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, September 13
@ 5 p.m.
Voiceover and IOS for Beginners Short Course with Guest Instructor Ed Plumacher
Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:45 PM as follows: August 16, 23, 30; September 6, 13, 20. Please call (212) 621-0627 or email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org to sign up for the entire series, which will orient you to your IOS device, from unboxing to getting online, communicating, and organizing your schedule and notes. When registering please let us know if you’ll be bringing your own device or borrowing one of ours.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Sat, September 17
@ 10 a.m.
Braille Study Group
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 you get started. Register at 212-621-0627 or chanceyfleet@nypl.org.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Sat, September 17
@ 11 a.m.
Citizen's Advisory Council Meeting
We can’t serve you as best as possible without your feedback! Run by you, our patrons, this group meets quarterly to discuss issues, make suggestions on the library’s direction, hear news first, and meet staff. All ideas and opinions are welcome! Refreshments served.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
Persons with Disabilities
Sat, September 17
@ 1 p.m.
The AT Crowd: A Place to Talk about and Test out New Ideas in Accessible Technology and Design.
Do you often think about how technology makes your life better, more difficult or just different? Do you have ideas about how the tools you use every day could be better? Are you working on software, hardware, services, or practices in the assistive technology field as a developer, designer, researcher or student? Would you like to meet other New Yorkers who work, play and live at the intersection of design and disability? If you answered yes to any of these, please join us for this quarterly g…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, September 20
@ 5 p.m.
Voiceover and IOS for Beginners Short Course with Guest Instructor Ed Plumacher
Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:45 PM as follows: August 16, 23, 30; September 6, 13, 20. Please call (212) 621-0627 or email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org to sign up for the entire series, which will orient you to your IOS device, from unboxing to getting online, communicating, and organizing your schedule and notes. When registering please let us know if you’ll be bringing your own device or borrowing one of ours.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Wed, September 21
@ 5 a.m.
Intro to Social Networking for Peer Support and Community-Building
From starting a book group to planning a birthday to getting to know students and professionals in your field, social networking can help you connect, share and learn. For people with and without disabilities, social networking offers us unprecedented opportunities to share knowledge and experiences. Social networking can also help us learn about events, political changes, and movements affecting people with disabilities around the world. During this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to use…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, September 24
@ 10 a.m.
Braille Study Group
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 you get started. Register at 212-621-0627 or chanceyfleet@nypl.org.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Sat, September 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, October 1
@ 10:30 a.m.
Stargardt’s Networking Group
Share coping skills, gain new friends, offer emotional support and exchange resources in the Andrew Heiskell Library Community Room.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Sat, October 22
@ 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 conversation over the phone, please let us know by calling 212-206-5400. The scheduled sessions for 2016 are: October 22nd: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon DB 56893 December 10th: The Martian by Andy Weir DB 78389
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Persons with Disabilities
Sat, December 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 conversation over the phone, please let us know by calling 212-206-5400. The scheduled sessions for 2016 are: December 10th: The Martian by Andy Weir DB 78389
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Persons with Disabilities

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