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28 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, May 1
@ 5:30 p.m.
Canceled
Bias and Hate Crimes with the District Attorney's Office
Don’t Be Tolerant of Intolerance: This curriculum discusses bias and hate crimes. Using scenarios, the curriculum encourages individuals to explore issues including diversity, free speech, and the particular threat of hate and bias crimes to our democratic society. Please register by e-mailing LauraStein@nypl.org Cancellation possible if lack of sign-ups.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, May 2
@ 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, May 2
@ 5:30 p.m.
Author Talk - Hannah Lillith Assadi
Hannah Lillith Assadi received her MFA in fiction from the Columbia University School of the Arts, where she was granted a Woolrich Award. She was raised in Arizona by her Jewish mother and Palestinian father. She lives in Brooklyn. "Sonora" is her first novel. “Wise and poetic... Glimpses of the otherworldly abound, alongside an abiding interest in the cosmos, and Assadi’s lyrical prose nicely complements these preoccupations with the unreal or the ungraspable. The structure, moving back and f…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wed, May 3
@ 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
Wed, May 3
@ 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, May 4
@ 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, May 5
@ 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, May 6
@ 11 a.m.
Oral History
Walk with a Librarian: Midtown East Neighborhood Tour
This neighborhood walking tour is part of Jane's Walk at Municipal Art Society. Jane's Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about, and celebrate their neighborhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane's Walk is more of a walking conversation. "This entire neighborhood was originally a farm." Who has a masterful understanding of Turtle Bay community’s past and present history, beyond the historic Grand…
Grand Central LibraryAdults
Sat, May 6
@ 2 p.m.
Lincoln Center Local Screening - Mozart Celebration
View this pre-recorded concert on our big screen. This festive all-Mozart program features the exquisite Piano Trio in B-flat major, K. 502; the charming Horn Quintet in E-flat major, K. 407, and the exuberant Viola Quintet in C major. This season-closing program is performed by pianist Soyeon Kate Lee; violinists Benjamin Beilman and Ani Kavafian; violists Lily Francis and Paul Neubauer; cellist Timothy Eddy, and horn player Radovan Vlatkovic. Run time: 55 minutes
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, May 9
@ 11 a.m.
Harvard Business School
Private group meeting.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Wed, May 10
@ 10 a.m.
Workforce One
Two restaurants interviewed people in our community room with Workforce One.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, May 10
@ 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, May 11
@ 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, May 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!
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, May 12
@ 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, May 13
@ 2 p.m.
Live from the NYPL - Edward Snowden
On May 3rd Cory Doctorow will be at the Schwartzman building and he will be virtually interviewing Edward Snowden. The discussion will be about dystopian futures and the struggle between the haves and the have-nots. On May 13th we will have the recording of the conversation and will show it on our big screen in the community room at Grand Central Library. Light snacks will be served.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, May 16
@ 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, May 16
@ 5:30 p.m.
Book Club
The Grand Central Book Club will meet to discuss the following book this month : Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell Join us for an evening of lively book talk! Description: Many think of 1776 as the defining year of American history, when we became a nation devoted to the pursuit of happiness through self- government. In Unfamiliar Fishes, Sarah Vowell argues that 1898 might be a year just as defining, when, in an orgy of imperialism, the United States annexed Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wed, May 17
@ 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, May 18
@ 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, May 18
@ 5 p.m.
Photography Exhibit Reception and Book Reading
Join us in the community room to hear from the artists displaying their photography on the 2nd floor. Alex Ag and Elena Iosilevich Katerine Svetova will be reading from her new book “Print In The Snow: Anna's Adventure In The Wyssun World” Light refreshments served No registration required
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Fri, May 19
@ 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, May 23
@ 9 a.m.
Dept of Ed Meeting
The DOE used the community room for their monthly meeting.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
Teachers
Wed, May 24
@ 12:30 p.m.
Harvard Business School
Private group meeting.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Wed, May 24
@ 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, May 25
@ 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, May 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!
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, May 26
@ 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

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