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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, July 26
@ 10:15 a.m.
Summer Reading
Fun in the Sun
A Summer Reading Program An interactive Summer Music event with Music for Aardvarks Best Summer Songs about going on vacation, playing at the beach, getting ice cream etc… and Rock n Roll summer classics like Rockaway Beach, Surfin USA and more it is a good feeling program that will make you happy you stayed in the city! Best for babies, toddlers and their caregivers.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, July 26
@ 6 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
Wed, July 27
@ 12 noon
Networking with LinkedIn for Job/Career Success : A Career Thinker Workshop with Tom Powner
We have all heard that networking is still one of the most powerful methods of connecting to career/employment opportunities and will most likely stay that way forever. However, most people don’t know how to effectively build and use a network to increase their odds to connect to opportunities. Having a strong network is important for everyone whether you are employed or in a job search. Tom Powner will be presenting this workshop/seminar. Tom is a CPRW, CEIP & CCMC. CPRW – Certifie…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Thu, July 28
@ 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.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Fri, July 29
@ 11 a.m.
Silver Yoga on the Chair with Miriam
A gentle class that is aimed to quiet the mind as participants exercise the body. Participants will perform mild poses and stretches according to the silver yoga program for senior citizens. Registration required. Please e-mail LauraStein@nypl.org to reserve your spot.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, July 30
@ 10:15 a.m.
Day of Mindfulness
A Day of Mindfulness: Experiencing Life in the Now With Donald, Brynn & Sam This will be a day to drop our worries and enjoy the present. There will be lots of guidance: and each segment of the day will be short enough so that beginners can feel comfortable, and long enough for experienced meditators to enjoy it. Brynn Wallace and Sam Perry will be assisting. We will include sitting and walking meditation, meditat…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, August 1
@ 11 a.m.
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, August 1
@ 5:30 p.m.
Monthly Meditation
MEDITATION FOR PEACE AND WELL BEING Join Renate Lanotte, LCSW long time meditator for this deep and engaging meditation workshop. Renate lectures regularly on the benefits of meditation and has been practicing for many years. During this workshop she will talk about the journey of finding lasting peace, happiness and a greater sense of well being. Renate will share a simple technique of spiritual meditation.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, August 2
@ 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.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers
Wed, August 3
@ 12 noon
Job Searching Skills Workshop : A Career Thinker Workshop with Tom Powner
It’s more than just hitting the enter key on your keyboard How has searching for a job changed Tapping into the hidden job market Traditional methods are still alive Job searching online Targeting companies The Importance of networking Job and career fairs Recruiters and Headhunters Tom Powner will be presenting this workshop/seminar. Tom is a CPRW, CEIP & CCMC. CPRW – Certified Professional Resume Writer CEIP – Certified Employment Interview Professional CCMC - Cer…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Thu, August 4
@ 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! EVERY 2ND AND 4TH THURSDAY WITH A BONUS HOUR THIS MONTH ON THE 1ST THURSDAY!
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Mon, August 8
@ 6 p.m.
The Power of Potential with Susan Soll
Potential is defined as showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future. Every person is potential waiting to happen. Like a light bulb, we all need to have our power flowing in order to create our own energy. At some point in our lives, we all need that extra push. People tend to become complacent in their lives and fall into a comfortable pattern. This workshop will focus on how to shake up our lives and give us the motivation to try new and exciting things. Susan Soll,…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, August 9
@ 6 p.m.
Photography Workshop with the Alice Austen House: Self- Portraiture
The Alice Austen House is offering a hands-on adult photography workshop which explores Alice Austen’s photographs (1866-1952) and contemporary photography self-portraiture as inspiration for your own self portrait. Bring your own cameras or we will provide digital cameras and printers for you! Learn new skills or expand your photography knowledge with a photographer from the Alice Austen House. Limited to 12 participants. Please register by emailing LauraStein@nypl.org
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wed, August 10
@ 12 noon
Cover Letters, Bios, and Thank You Notes for Job Searching : A Career Thinker workshop with Tom Powner
You could be selling yourself short by not sending a cover letter with your resume or not sending a thank you letter after an interview. Many job seekers choose to take the advice that cover letters or thank you letters are not needed, well that’s the easy choice, but isn’t the best one. Learn about these important documents and review samples of each. Why cover letters are still needed with your resume. What should be included in your cover letter? How Bios can be a great tool in your job se…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Thu, August 11
@ 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! EVERY 2ND AND 4TH THURSDAY WITH A BONUS HOUR THIS MONTH ON THE 1ST THURSDAY!
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Mon, August 15
@ 6 p.m.
My Journal, My Life
This 3 session workshop will ask you to look deep inside yourself and see who you really are. We will be keeping a journal and creating a vision board that will be written into a story of our lives.Sometimes we all wonder "Who am I?" We define ourselves through our relationships and careers but might not make the time to take a good look at ourselves. We all have dreams and goals and many times they are set aside. The group component and discussions help us gain more insight as we see ourselves…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Mon, August 15
@ 6 p.m.
Fears, Worries, and Concerns with Susan Soll
Many of us are not aware of the difference between fears, worries and concerns. This lecture reviews the skills to recognize and overcome those upsetting feelings in order to cope better. Do you work yourself into a frenzy over things that might never happen? Are you wasting your mental energy? Do you differentiate between solvable and unsolvable worries? This interactive workshop will open your eyes as to how your fears, worries and concerns are affecting your life. We will review the differenc…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, August 16
@ 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.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers
Tue, August 16
@ 5:30 p.m.
Book Club
The Grand Central Book Club will meet to discuss : The Quiet American / Graham Greene Join us for an evening of lively book talk! "I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused," Graham Greene's narrator Fowler remarks of Alden Pyle, the eponymous "Quiet American" of what is perhaps the most controversial novel of his career. Pyle is the brash young idealist sent out by Washington on a mysterious mission to Saigon, where the French Army struggles against the Vietmin…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, August 17
@ 12 noon
Preparing for Job Interviews: A Career Thinker workshop with Tom Powner
The more you prepare the less intimidating they become Increase your chances of hearing the words “You’re Hired” by knowing how to prepare for an interview. Too many job seekers don’t place enough importance and time in preparing for an interview; a sure way to outshine the other candidates is by being more prepared than they are. Your attire and why it’s important. How body language & posture impacts an interview. Types of Interviews you can be faced with. The job application Do you…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomCollege & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers
Thu, August 18
@ 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
Mon, August 22
@ 6 p.m.
My Journal, My Life
This 3 session workshop will ask you to look deep inside yourself and see who you really are. We will be keeping a journal and creating a vision board that will be written into a story of our lives.Sometimes we all wonder "Who am I?" We define ourselves through our relationships and careers but might not make the time to take a good look at ourselves. We all have dreams and goals and many times they are set aside. The group component and discussions help us gain more insight as we see ourselves…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, August 23
@ 10:15 a.m.
Summer Reading
The Head-to-Toe Movement Show!
A Summer Reading Celebration for All Ages! Turtle Dance Music engages all children including children on the autism spectrum with a novel 60-minute MOVEMENT and music experience. This movement-focused performance is designed to engage children with movement, music, original stories, incredible visuals, exciting play and interactive music technology. The show promotes fitness, healthy eating, going to your library and celebrating music! The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children and fu…
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, August 24
@ 12 noon
Writing a Winning Resume that Brands and Markets YOU : A Career Thinker Workshop with Tom Powner
Whether you are actively searching for a job, just thinking about a new job or career or you want to be prepared, invest in yourself and attend our resume writing workshop to help make your resume a winning one that brands you to your target career/job. This seminar will cover: The true five purposes of your resume Understanding branding and marketing in your resume Putting Jane Doe’s before resume to the test What really happens with your resume when applying to online job postings…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Thu, August 25
@ 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! EVERY 2ND AND 4TH THURSDAY WITH A BONUS HOUR THIS MONTH ON THE 1ST THURSDAY!
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults

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