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36 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, May 31
@ 12:30 p.m.
The Writer Workshop (business writing | language consultancy)
Please join us at the Grand Central Library for a two-hour workshop packed with practical strategies for improving your on-the-job writing. The Writer is an international consultancy who work with individuals and companies on every stage of the writing process, including planning, tone of voice, revision, content, naming, and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring in a piece of their writing. RSVP @ GREGORYSTALL@nypl.org The Writer: Hello | Writing | Training | Naming http://www.thewriter…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, June 1
@ 10 a.m.
Early Literacy
Open Playtime
Join us as we open on Thursday mornings when our community room is transformed into a play and reading space! Ages 0-6 are welcome!
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, June 2
@ 12 noon
Eating Healthy on a Budget with Mona Laru
Cut your monthly bill in half while losing weight and getting healthier. Discover 10 ways to make smart, healthy choices that will support your long-term health and prevent disease. Please RSVP by emailing GrandCentral@nypl.org.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Fri, June 2
@ 1 p.m.
Library Resources
Tech Help Fridays
Get started with borrowing ebooks on your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader. Learn how to take advantage of free access to new media from the comfort of your own home. Drop by the table near the front door with your device to get one-on-one help!
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Fri, June 2
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Chinese Calligraphy
A Summer Reading Program Learn the art of Calligraphy or Ink painting. Artists will learn the art of lines and structure, the harmonious and rhythmical motion. This art represents a form of beauty that does not rely on realistically copying nature. Ink painting is emphasis on lines and use of ink with different amount of water. Teens will also learn how to use traditional ink painting technique to paint contemporary images and abstract images. Presented by Wall Street Chinese. For ages 13-18 y…
Grand Central LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, June 5
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Book Babies
An interactive storytime for babies, ages 0-18 months, and their caregivers.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, June 6
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime: Music and Movement
Join us for an interactive storytime that'll get children active and moving to music. For children ages 3-5.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, June 7
@ 11 a.m.
Dag Hammarskjöld Greenmarket Outreach
Grand Central Library at the Dag Hammarskjold Greenmarket on 47th St and 2nd Ave. promoting advocacy and talking to the community. Come by to snag some free swag! Storytime for the kids at 12pm noon
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Children
Wed, June 7
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Stories and songs for toddlers that are 18-36 months old.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, June 8
@ 10 a.m.
Early Literacy
Open Playtime
Join us as we open on Thursday mornings when our community room is transformed into a play and reading space! Ages 0-6 are welcome!
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 8
@ 5:30 p.m.
Adult Coloring Group
The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults. Adult coloring books have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. This program offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. All materials will be provided but participants may also bring their own. Please also feel free to bring your sketchpad or work on any illustration project you have!
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Fri, June 9
@ 1 p.m.
Library Resources
Tech Help Fridays
Get started with borrowing ebooks on your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader. Learn how to take advantage of free access to new media from the comfort of your own home. Drop by the table near the front door with your device to get one-on-one help!
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, June 10
@ 2 p.m.
Live From Lincoln Center - From Bocelli to Barton: Richard Tucker Opera Gala on our big screen.
Lincoln Center partners with Grand Central Library to bring film screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. Richard Tucker Opera Gala David Geffen Hall Recorded on Sunday, Nov 1 2015 Renée Fleming and 2015 Richard Tucker Award winner Jamie Barton are joined by Andrea Bocelli, Lawrence Brownlee and other great voices for one of the perennial highlights of the opera season. Run-time of 1h37m9s.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, June 12
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Book Babies
An interactive storytime for babies, ages 0-18 months, and their caregivers.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, June 12
@ 5:30 p.m.
Tai Chi with Dino Blanche of Laughing River
Tai chi is a system of exercises practiced at a steady meditative pace. Gentle movements coordinated with deep breathing invigorate and heal the body, clear the mind and create inner peace and harmony. Tai chi fosters the ability to face the world with openness and fearlessness and find the sacred dimension of everyday life.This workshop will be facilitated by Dino Blanche, who has been a teacher of tai chi, jujitsu and self defense for over 40 years. Register by emailing GrandCentral@nypl.o…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, June 13
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime: Preschool Pals
A storytime for 3-5 year olds, focusing on developing early literacy skills through picture books and related activities. Reoccurring on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, June 14
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Stories and songs for toddlers that are 18-36 months old.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, June 15
@ 10 a.m.
Early Literacy
Open Playtime
Join us as we open on Thursday mornings when our community room is transformed into a play and reading space! Ages 0-6 are welcome!
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, June 16
@ 1 p.m.
Library Resources
Tech Help Fridays
Get started with borrowing ebooks on your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader. Learn how to take advantage of free access to new media from the comfort of your own home. Drop by the table near the front door with your device to get one-on-one help!
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Mon, June 19
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Book Babies
An interactive storytime for babies, ages 0-18 months, and their caregivers.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, June 20
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime: Music and Movement
Join us for an interactive storytime that'll get children active and moving to music. For children ages 3-5.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, June 20
@ 5:30 p.m.
Book Club - Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart
Girl waits with gun / Amy Stewart From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs. Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory o…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wed, June 21
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Balloon Storytelling Show
A Summer Reading Program Balloon storytelling show including how to make a basic balloon animal for participants ages 6 and under with their parent/caregiver. Presented by Annette Lipson.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 22
@ 10 a.m.
Early Literacy
Open Playtime
Join us as we open on Thursday mornings when our community room is transformed into a play and reading space! Ages 0-6 are welcome!
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 22
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Sensory Storytime
Sensory Storytime is an interactive program that can be enjoyed by all children, but expecially children with sensory interation challenges. We will combine stories, songs, movement and playtime activities to promote learning and community. If your child has difficulty sitting through other library programs, this inclusive gathering may be just what you are looking for.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, June 22
@ 5:30 p.m.
Adult Coloring Group
The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults. Adult coloring books have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. This program offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. All materials will be provided but participants may also bring their own. Please also feel free to bring your sketchpad or work on any illustration project you have!
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Fri, June 23
@ 1 p.m.
Library Resources
Tech Help Fridays
Get started with borrowing ebooks on your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader. Learn how to take advantage of free access to new media from the comfort of your own home. Drop by the table near the front door with your device to get one-on-one help!
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, June 24
@ 10 a.m.
Turtle Bay Street Fair Outreach
Grand Central Library at the Turle Bay Street Fair on Lexington Ave. promoting advocacy and talking to the community. Come by to snag some free swag!
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Children
Mon, June 26
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Book Babies
An interactive storytime for babies, ages 0-18 months, and their caregivers.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, June 26
@ 5:30 p.m.
Tai Chi with Dino Blanche of Laughing River
Tai chi is a system of exercises practiced at a steady meditative pace. Gentle movements coordinated with deep breathing invigorate and heal the body, clear the mind and create inner peace and harmony. Tai chi fosters the ability to face the world with openness and fearlessness and find the sacred dimension of everyday life.This workshop will be facilitated by Dino Blanche, who has been a teacher of tai chi, jujitsu and self defense for over 40 years. Register by emailing GrandCentral@nypl.o…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, June 27
@ 12 noon
Job Search Strategies
Looking for a job can be an overwhelming process. Christina Austin, a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW) and leading authority on career branding, discusses best practices including key tools and strategies for an effective job search.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Tue, June 27
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime: Preschool Pals
A storytime for 3-5 year olds, focusing on developing early literacy skills through picture books and related activities. Reoccurring on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Stories and songs for toddlers that are 18-36 months old.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 10 a.m.
Early Literacy
Open Playtime
Join us as we open on Thursday mornings when our community room is transformed into a play and reading space! Ages 0-6 are welcome!
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, June 30
@ 1 p.m.
Library Resources
Tech Help Fridays
Get started with borrowing ebooks on your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader. Learn how to take advantage of free access to new media from the comfort of your own home. Drop by the table near the front door with your device to get one-on-one help!
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, July 18
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Animal Exploration
alling all young animal lovers! Uncover the secrets of the animal kingdom by having up-close encounters with some amazing LIVE animals such as rabbits, lizards, turtles, parrots, frogs and bugs! Each week we will also explore the wonders of nature by using scientific tools to investigate skulls, feathers, eggs and x-rays. Unique hands-on experiences will help to formulate questions and sharpen science classifications skills in all junior naturalists. Best for children ages 5-10 years old. Lim…
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children

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