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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Free Play
Join us on Tuesday afternoons for a fun chance to socialize with other kids from the community! Toys are provided. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. *Take care to supervise children at all times.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, May 23
@ 2 p.m.
Learn To Play Chess For Adults
Learn to play the most popular game ever: A game of strategy and problem solving. Whether you are beginner or a more advanced player you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player. Best part of all CHESS IS FUN!
Webster LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, May 23
@ 5:30 p.m.
Weill Cornell Medicine Wellness Series: Blood Pressure
Did you know 1 in every 3 adults- 29% of the US population- has high blood pressure, also known as hypertension? Join us for an exploration of signs, symptoms, and treatment of high blood pressure during the Weill Cornell Medicine Wellness Series at the Webster Library! Line Malha, M.D., a nephrologist with a specialization in hypertension, is an Instructor in Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Malha practices at the Weill Cornell Hypertension Center, which is one of the few hypertension…
Webster Library, AuditoriumAdults
Thu, May 24
@ 12 noon
Introduction to the Internet
This two-part workshop will teach you: How to define the internet and what it can be used for How to recognize and use hardware and software to access the internet How to break down a web address How to use browsers such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox How to use search engines How to sign up for and use email
Webster Library, AuditoriumAdults
Thu, May 24
@ 5 p.m.
Make 2018 Your Best Year Ever: Goal Setting
Research suggests that setting and making progress on goals that are important to you is a key determinant of sustainable happiness. Speaker, trainer, and certified professional coach, Barbara Phillips, will help you create a core set of meaningful, realistic goals for the remainder of 2018. In this workshop, you will: • Celebrate key accomplishments so far this year • Clarify key elements of the life you would love living in 2018 • Identify a few meaningful goals based on your values •…
Webster Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, May 25
@ 3 p.m.
Learn To Play Chess at Webster
Are you a chess champion? You want to show off your best moves against other chess fans? Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time Fridays at 3 p.m. Learn how to play, practice your skills, or to play a game. All materials will be provided, and an experienced instructor Timothy Mobley will lead the group. Led by Timothy Mobley.
Webster Library, AuditoriumChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, May 29
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Workshop- Playdough
Strengthen toddler hand and finger muscles with our feathers and pompom sensory bins. Toddlers will practice their fine motor skills scooping, pouring and picking from our bins. Light refreshments will be provided. Please contact January at januarysanalak@nypl.org for questions. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED Great for toddlers 2 years of age and up.
Webster Library, AuditoriumChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, May 29
@ 12 noon
Garden Reading
The weather is finally warm and beautiful! Why not enjoy a nice book in Webster’s quaint courtyard. *Space is limited! To ensure everyone has a chance to read in the courtyard, sessions will be 1 hour long. If no one is waiting, you may be granted extra time. Tuesdays, 12PM-2PM Wednesdays, 3PM-5PM Saturdays, 11AM-1PM Starting on May 29th until August 29th!!
Webster LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, May 29
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Free Play
Join us on Tuesday afternoons for a fun chance to socialize with other kids from the community! Toys are provided. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. *Take care to supervise children at all times.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, May 30
@ 2 p.m.
Learn To Play Chess For Adults
Learn to play the most popular game ever: A game of strategy and problem solving. Whether you are beginner or a more advanced player you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player. Best part of all CHESS IS FUN!
Webster LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, May 30
@ 3 p.m.
Garden Reading
The weather is finally warm and beautiful! Why not enjoy a nice book in Webster’s quaint courtyard. *Space is limited! To ensure everyone has a chance to read in the courtyard, sessions will be 1 hour long. If no one is waiting, you may be granted extra time. Tuesdays, 12PM-2PM Wednesdays, 3PM-5PM Saturdays, 11AM-1PM Starting on May 29th until August 29th!!
Webster LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, May 31
@ 5:30 p.m.
FDNY's Fire Safety For Seniors
Did you know that adults aged 65 and older die in home fires far more than the rest of the population? This program is designed to inform seniors and their caregivers about fire safety with a few simple safety precautions from the FDNY. Join us and the FDNY at the Webster Library to learn more about how to stay safe in case of a house fire! Space is limited!
Webster Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Fri, June 1
@ 3 p.m.
Learn To Play Chess at Webster
Are you a chess champion? You want to show off your best moves against other chess fans? Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time Fridays at 3 p.m. Learn how to play, practice your skills, or to play a game. All materials will be provided, and an experienced instructor Timothy Mobley will lead the group. Led by Timothy Mobley.
Webster Library, AuditoriumChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Tue, June 5
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Free Play
Join us on Tuesday afternoons for a fun chance to socialize with other kids from the community! Toys are provided. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. *Take care to supervise children at all times.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, June 6
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Storytime Fun!
Join Lex, children from birth to 3 years, and their parents/caregivers for interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. There is a limit of 15 children and their caregivers. Tickets are given out the morning of the program on a first come, first serve basis. Times of the programs are approximate.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, June 6
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Storytime Fun!
Join Lex, children from birth to 3 years, and their parents/caregivers for interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. There is a limit of 15 children and their caregivers. Tickets are given out the morning of the program on a first come, first serve basis. Times of the programs are approximate.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, June 7
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Toddlers from birth to 3 years and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. There is a limit of 15 children and their caregivers. Tickets are given out the morning of the program on a first come, first serve basis. Times of the programs are approximate.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, June 7
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Toddlers from birth to 3 years and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. There is a limit of 15 children and their caregivers. Tickets are given out the morning of the program on a first come, first serve basis. Times of the programs are approximate.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, June 7
@ 11:45 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Toddlers from birth to 3 years and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. There is a limit of 15 children and their caregivers. Tickets are given out the morning of the program on a first come, first serve basis. Times of the programs are approximate.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, June 8
@ 3 p.m.
Learn To Play Chess at Webster
Are you a chess champion? You want to show off your best moves against other chess fans? Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time Fridays at 3 p.m. Learn how to play, practice your skills, or to play a game. All materials will be provided, and an experienced instructor Timothy Mobley will lead the group. Led by Timothy Mobley.
Webster Library, AuditoriumChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, June 11
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Art Buffet
Let your imagination run wild! Join us for an hour of uninterrupted, creative fun. Pick and choose from our craft supplies to make a masterpiece to take home.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, June 12
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Free Play
Join us on Tuesday afternoons for a fun chance to socialize with other kids from the community! Toys are provided. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. *Take care to supervise children at all times.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, June 13
@ 4:30 p.m.
Wildlife at the Library
Animals in the library? Join Andrew Simmons and his traveling zoo as he introduces you to a golden eagle,eagle owl, barn owl, burmese python, black throat monitor, alligator, and opossums. Learn about the fierce competitors in the wild. For ages 13 - 18 years old.
Webster LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, June 14
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Toddlers from birth to 3 years and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. There is a limit of 15 children and their caregivers. Tickets are given out the morning of the program on a first come, first serve basis. Times of the programs are approximate.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, June 14
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Toddlers from birth to 3 years and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. There is a limit of 15 children and their caregivers. Tickets are given out the morning of the program on a first come, first serve basis. Times of the programs are approximate.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, June 14
@ 11:45 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Toddlers from birth to 3 years and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. There is a limit of 15 children and their caregivers. Tickets are given out the morning of the program on a first come, first serve basis. Times of the programs are approximate.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, June 14
@ 4 p.m.
Reel Classics: The Quiet Man
Webster Library Presents: The Quiet Man A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love. Directed by: John Ford 129 minutes; 1952 Film will be shown on 16mm film reel, borrowed by the Library for Performing Arts’ Reserve Film and Video Collection.
Webster Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, June 15
@ 3 p.m.
Learn To Play Chess at Webster
Are you a chess champion? You want to show off your best moves against other chess fans? Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time Fridays at 3 p.m. Learn how to play, practice your skills, or to play a game. All materials will be provided, and an experienced instructor Timothy Mobley will lead the group. Led by Timothy Mobley.
Webster Library, AuditoriumChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, June 18
@ 5:30 p.m.
Weill Cornell Medicine Wellness Series: The Aging Brain
Of the ten most important global health challenges identified by the World Health Organization, four of them are “brain” related (Stroke, Dementia, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Depression). This presentation can explore overall brain health, and the newest treatments for brain related diagnosis. Join us at the Webster Library to learn more about brain health! Presenter to be announced..
Webster Library, AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 19
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Free Play
Join us on Tuesday afternoons for a fun chance to socialize with other kids from the community! Toys are provided. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. *Take care to supervise children at all times.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, June 21
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Toddlers from birth to 3 years and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. There is a limit of 15 children and their caregivers. Tickets are given out the morning of the program on a first come, first serve basis. Times of the programs are approximate.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, June 21
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Toddlers from birth to 3 years and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. There is a limit of 15 children and their caregivers. Tickets are given out the morning of the program on a first come, first serve basis. Times of the programs are approximate.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, June 21
@ 11:45 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Toddlers from birth to 3 years and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. There is a limit of 15 children and their caregivers. Tickets are given out the morning of the program on a first come, first serve basis. Times of the programs are approximate.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, June 22
@ 3 p.m.
Learn To Play Chess at Webster
Are you a chess champion? You want to show off your best moves against other chess fans? Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time Fridays at 3 p.m. Learn how to play, practice your skills, or to play a game. All materials will be provided, and an experienced instructor Timothy Mobley will lead the group. Led by Timothy Mobley.
Webster Library, AuditoriumChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, June 25
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Art Buffet
Let your imagination run wild! Join us for an hour of uninterrupted, creative fun. Pick and choose from our craft supplies to make a masterpiece to take home.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, June 26
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Free Play
Join us on Tuesday afternoons for a fun chance to socialize with other kids from the community! Toys are provided. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. *Take care to supervise children at all times.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, June 27
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Kick Off: The Music, Bubble, and Comedy Show
Born To Read! Library Rock! Born To Read is a Bruce Springsteen-like high energy performance about why libraries rock! The show engages children with songs, comedy, bubbles, music technology and is crafted to inclusive for children of all ages including children on the Autism Spectrum. The show is a great time for parents, teachers and caregivers to have fun at the same time. Presented by Turtle Dance Music
Webster LibraryChildren
Thu, June 28
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Toddlers from birth to 3 years and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. There is a limit of 15 children and their caregivers. Tickets are given out the morning of the program on a first come, first serve basis. Times of the programs are approximate.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, June 28
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Toddlers from birth to 3 years and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. There is a limit of 15 children and their caregivers. Tickets are given out the morning of the program on a first come, first serve basis. Times of the programs are approximate.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, June 28
@ 11:45 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Toddlers from birth to 3 years and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. There is a limit of 15 children and their caregivers. Tickets are given out the morning of the program on a first come, first serve basis. Times of the programs are approximate.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
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