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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 4 p.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, February 23
@ 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, February 23
@ 12:15 p.m.
Weekly Meditation
Developing a meditation practice can be a life changing experience. Meditation can give you the opportunity to relax and unburden your heart and mind of life's challenges of you really understand how to use the practice. The effects can be absolutely profound. This weekly meditation group will be led by long-time meditator and Huffington Post contributor, Devi Sawh. Devi has been meditating for over 22 years. Learn more about the benefits and how to develop an effective meditation practice i…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Thu, February 23
@ 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, February 24
@ 12 noon
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, February 24
@ 12 noon
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, February 25
@ 10:15 a.m.
Day of Mindfulness
Mindfulness in Frustrating Times These days frustration runs high for many. Feelings of anger, fear, futility, desperation come on easily, and feelings of comfort, joy and compassion can be hard to cultivate. Our focus today will be on nurturing helpful feelings in frustrating times. This will be a day to drop our worries and work with the present. To open ourselves to our feelings, liked or disliked, within a sense of enveloping calm, acceptance and remembrance that everything changes, espe…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, February 27
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Book Babies
Songs and stories for children ages 0-18 months and their caregivers.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, February 27
@ 12:30 p.m.
Postponed
TechConnect
Resource Training: Lynda.com
Learn how to freely access Lynda.com with your library card. Lynda.com offers video course to improve specific workplace skills. You can improve your graphic design skills, learn how to market on social media, and so much more by choosing a skill path and earning certificates. This half hour class will help you sign up and get started learning right away. Space is limited so please register in advance by emailing LauraStein@nypl.org
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Mon, February 27
@ 5:30 p.m.
Monthly Meditation
Create a Healthy Lifestyle Through Meditation Treat yourself to some special time to nourish your body, mind and spirit. Empower your life by learning a simple meditation technique that can be used daily for greater peace, energy, and well-being. Start incorporating this positive technique in your life. Join Dr. Frank Pawlowski, long time meditator who has been inspiring audiences with his engaging workshops.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, February 28
@ 10:30 a.m.
Singing Stories Series
The musical performance is interactive and incorporates the elements of composition, harmony, melody and rhythm. Mixing some very funny original and traditional songs with books, will have everyone laughing, singing and moving together. Best for children ages 3 to 5 years old. Presented by Lou Gallo
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, February 28
@ 5:15 p.m.
Preschool Storytime
Alternating each week between music & movement, and preschool pals, in this class we focus on early literacy skills for preschool aged children 3-5 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, February 28
@ 5:30 p.m.
Business Book Club - Work Clean by Dan Charnas
The Grand Central Branch (135 E 46th St) is proud to present Work Clean as the next book in our Business Book Club! Night after night, chefs and their crews are able to multitask and produce in a way that puts deskbound workers to shame. In Work Clean, author Dan Charnas uncovers their secret: mise-en-place - the organizational system that transforms the lives of its practitioners through focus and self-discipline. Through interviews with top chefs working in professional kitchens all over the…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, March 1
@ 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
Thu, March 2
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Bilingual Toddler Storytime
This is a Bilingual Toddler Storytime in Mandarin and Cantonese. We will sing songs, nursery rhymes and read stories in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. Babies and toddlers from 18 months to 4 years old with a parent / caregiver are welcome to attend.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, March 2
@ 5:15 p.m.
Learn to Meditate at Home with Devi
Developing a meditation practice can be a life changing experience. Meditation can give you the opportunity to relax and unburden your heart and mind of life's challenges of you really understand how to use the practice. The effects can be absolutely profound. This meditation group will be led by long-time meditator and Huffington Post contributor, Devi Sawh. Devi has been meditating for over 22 years. Learn more about the benefits and how to develop an effective meditation practice in this…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Fri, March 3
@ 4 p.m.
Coloring & Crafts
Favorite picture books to share; favorite characters to color. Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. There's always something new to learn and do.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, March 4
@ 2 p.m.
NYC Writers Critique Group
We are a group of serious and experienced (if not necessarily published) writers who meet each month to provide professionally conducted critiques of each other’s work, and to discuss the craft and business of writing. While interested patrons of the library are welcome to observe, in order to fully participate it is necessary to join the group via Meetup (see link below), and download and review ahead of time the 3 to 4 works to be critiqued each month. http://www.meetup.com/New-York-City-Wri…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, March 6
@ 11 a.m.
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, March 7
@ 12:15 p.m.
Public Speaking Workshop
Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. The Toastmasters present a continuing series held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop are provided and there is no need to joing the Toastmasters to attend.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers
Wed, March 8
@ 12 noon
Expert Resume and Cover Letter Tips
Learn how to write impactful résumés and cover letters that differentiate you from other job candidates. Christina Austin, a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW) and leading authority on career branding, will share steps that you can implement for job search success.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Wed, March 8
@ 5:15 p.m.
Sing-Along and Vocal Workshop
This class starts with basic instruction on breathing, mouth shape, projection and style, and then we will sing through a selection of popular / contemporary music together. (Materials provided.) All levels + observers welcome. Meet other vocalists, gain confidence and learn from watching and listening to each other. Jessica Delfino is a comedian, musician and writer in downtown Manhattan who has spent the last decade plus performing her award winning music around the world. For the past 5 year…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Thu, March 9
@ 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, March 9
@ 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, March 10
@ 4 p.m.
Coloring & Crafts
Favorite picture books to share; favorite characters to color. Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. There's always something new to learn and do.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, March 11
@ 1:30 p.m.
Meditation - Healing a Broken Heart with Devi
Developing a meditation practice can be a life changing experience to help heal a broken heart. Meditation can give you the opportunity to relax and unburden your heart and mind of life's challenges of you really understand how to use the practice. The effects can be absolutely profound. This meditation group will be led by long-time meditator and Huffington Post contributor, Devi Sawh. Devi has been meditating for over 22 years. Learn more about the benefits and how to develop an eff…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Mon, March 13
@ 11 a.m.
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, March 14
@ 10:30 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies: Spanish
Hola! Bonjour! Ni Hao! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this Winter as they learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin all through live music. Teachers play guitar and sing with the children as they learn new vocabulary through music, movement, and puppetry! Bilingual Birdies will be exploring themes including Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Colors, and Transportation this winter. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for…
Grand Central Library
Temple Israel Reform Congregation 315 Forest Ave, SI, NY 10301
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 16
@ 5 p.m.
Mixed Media Mashup with Seth Apter
In this workshop you will discover the secrets behind creating complex mixed media art, layer by layer. We will use an assortment of supplies to create mixed media magic: paint, ink, stamps, stencils, rub-ons, mark-making tools, and more (all supplied to you). You will learn how to “create without thinking”; and develop layers that enhance, rather than cover, the layers below. The techniques you will learn in this workshop are easy, fun and can easily cross into your own art practice. In Mixed…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Fri, March 17
@ 4 p.m.
Coloring & Crafts
Favorite picture books to share; favorite characters to color. Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. There's always something new to learn and do.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, March 18
@ 3 p.m.
Play Reading from Around the Block
Details to be announced.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, March 20
@ 11 a.m.
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, March 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies: Spanish
Hola! Bonjour! Ni Hao! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this Winter as they learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin all through live music. Teachers play guitar and sing with the children as they learn new vocabulary through music, movement, and puppetry! Bilingual Birdies will be exploring themes including Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Colors, and Transportation this winter. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for…
Grand Central Library
Temple Israel Reform Congregation 315 Forest Ave, SI, NY 10301
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, March 21
@ 12:15 p.m.
Public Speaking Workshop
Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. The Toastmasters present a continuing series held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop are provided and there is no need to joing the Toastmasters to attend.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers
Tue, March 21
@ 5:30 p.m.
Book Club
The Grand Central Book Club will meet to discuss the following book this month : How to Be Both by Ali Smith Join us for an evening of lively book talk! Description: Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, How to be both is a novel all about art’s versatility. Borrowing from painting’s fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it’s a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There’s a Renaissance artist of the 1460s. There’s the ch…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
Book Lovers
Wed, March 22
@ 12 noon
Achieve Your Goals in 2017
Do you have goals that you don't know how to achieve? In this practical workshop, you will learn and apply a powerful strategy for goal setting. You will gain a new perspective and leave feeling confident and inspired to achieve your specific goals. Do you want to get a promotion, a better job or change career in 2017? Do you want to loose weight, get in a better shape and live a healthy lifestyle in 207? Do you want to improve your relationships with others, attract love and keep it in…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, March 23
@ 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, March 23
@ 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, March 24
@ 4 p.m.
Coloring & Crafts
Favorite picture books to share; favorite characters to color. Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. There's always something new to learn and do.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, March 25
@ 2 p.m.
Dance Away at the Library
Learn some easy Swing moves with a professional instructor from DanceSport (reg. classes held at 34th b/w 5th & 6th) and dance the afternoon away at the library! Then stick around to dance along with the screening of the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra at Mid-Summer Night Swing. Made possible by a generous donation from the Turtle Bay Association.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
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