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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, December 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, December 8
@ 1 p.m.
Healthy Aging 3 Week Group
Are you interested in healthy aging? Join Lynn Ringhaver RN, BSN, Lac. for a 3 week group dedicated to your physical and mental balance. HEALTHY AGING GROUP (3) 90 minute classes Thursdays in December 12/1, 12/8, & 12/15 1:00pm-2:30pm Limited to 15 people, must commit to all 3 sessions  Focusing on the connections between the mind,body and healthy aging.  Participants will be introduced to a variety of stress reduction techniques.  You will be taught self massage and movement tech…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, December 8
@ 1:30 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, December 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. In December we will be coloring holiday scenes from NYPL's digital collection and making holiday cards/gift tags. O-M-G Glitter Glue! All materials will be provided but participants may also bring their own. Please also feel free to bring your sketchpad or work on any ill…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Fri, December 9
@ 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, December 10
@ 3 p.m.
Film Screening of "A Child's Christmas in Wales"
On Saturday, December 10, 2016 @ 3PM, The Grand Central Branch (E. 46th St and Lexington) is delighted to offer a film presentation of A Child's Christmas in Wales for the holiday season! One of the most popular works by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, the story is a retelling of a Christmas from the view of a young child and a nostalgic account of Christmases past, portraying a nostalgic and simpler time. Please join us!
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, December 13
@ 12 noon
Canceled
Achieve Your Goals in 2017 - How To Set Goals To Maximize Their Achievement
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, December 14
@ 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 Room
Stein Senior Center
Adults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Wed, December 14
@ 4 p.m.
Calligraphy: Beautiful Words, Beautiful Writing
Swirls and scrolls come to life as you learn to draw your own calligraphy. Learn about this elegant art form and create your own written treasures. All materials will be provided. For teens ages 12 to 18 years old. Presented by Elinor Holland.
Grand Central LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, December 14
@ 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
Wed, December 14
@ 5:30 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL Repeat Screenings at the Grand Central Branch
On Wednesdays, December 14th & the 21st, 2016 @ 5:30PM, The Grand Central Branch (E. 46th St and Lexington) is proud to present a repeat screening of two events from LIVE from the NYPL, our premier cultural series! 12/14/2016 5:30PM An Afternoon with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (A prerecorded conversation with Library President Tony Marx, Justice Sotomayor will recount her early life in the Bronx and her journey to the federal branch) 12/21/2016 5:30PM An Afternoon wit…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, December 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
Thu, December 15
@ 1 p.m.
Healthy Aging 3 Week Group
Are you interested in healthy aging? Join Lynn Ringhaver RN, BSN, Lac. for a 3 week group dedicated to your physical and mental balance. HEALTHY AGING GROUP (3) 90 minute classes Thursdays in December 12/1, 12/8, & 12/15 1:00pm-2:30pm Limited to 15 people, must commit to all 3 sessions  Focusing on the connections between the mind,body and healthy aging.  Participants will be introduced to a variety of stress reduction techniques.  You will be taught self massage and movement tech…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, December 16
@ 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
Tue, December 20
@ 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, December 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, December 20
@ 5:30 p.m.
Book Club
The Grand Central Book Club will meet to discuss the following book this month : A Long Way Home / Saroo Brierley Join us for an evening of lively book talk! Summary: At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite his gratitu…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
Book Lovers
Wed, December 21
@ 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
Wed, December 21
@ 5:30 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL Repeat Screenings at the Grand Central Branch
On Wednesdays, December 14th & the 21st, 2016 @ 5:30PM, The Grand Central Branch (E. 46th St and Lexington) is proud to present a repeat screening of two events from LIVE from the NYPL, our premier cultural series! 12/14/2016 5:30PM An Afternoon with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (A prerecorded conversation with Library President Tony Marx, Justice Sotomayor will recount her early life in the Bronx and her journey to the federal branch) 12/21/2016 5:30PM An Afternoon wit…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, December 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, December 22
@ 12 noon
Achieve Your Goals in 2017 - How To Set Goals To Maximize Their Achievement
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, December 22
@ 1:30 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, December 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. In December we will be coloring holiday scenes from NYPL's digital collection and making holiday cards/gift tags. O-M-G Glitter Glue! All materials will be provided but participants may also bring their own. Please also feel free to bring your sketchpad or work on any ill…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Fri, December 23
@ 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
Thu, December 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
Thu, December 29
@ 5 p.m.
Lincoln Center Local - Film Screening
Lincoln Center partners with Grand Central Library to bring film screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In the second of a series we will be showing "New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve: La Vie Parisienne". It is a pre-recorded multimedia performance that brings the soundtracks to life. Children accompanied by adults are welcome. Ring in 2017 (pre-recorded for 2016 NYE) with a film screening of the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, and music by Ravel, Offenbach,…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, January 3
@ 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, January 3
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Five Senses
Get ready for some ooey gooey family fun in this new five-session workshop, offered at 30 library locations! A family program designed for preschool children and their caregivers, these sessions will be a hands-on exploration of the five senses hearing, touch, smell, taste and sight. Workshop series is FREE. Space is capped at 12 children, so please register in advance at the library.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, January 6
@ 12 noon
Library Resources
Downloading NYPL eBooks
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, January 7
@ 2 p.m.
Play Reading - Three Hots and a Cot
Equity Library Theater of New York presents a staged reading of the play "Three Hots and a Cot" with Ivy Austin, Nancy Eng, Kecia Lewis. Description: One afternoon, on the streets of New York City, three homeless women discuss their pasts and futures. John Cappelletti is happy to have worked with so many wonderful people. He has acted with Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy and Zoe Caldwell, directed George Grizzard, Julie Harris, James Earl Jones and Eartha Kitt, and taught acting to students who hav…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, January 9
@ 12:30 p.m.
Monthly Meditation
New Year, New You with Jim Rose, long time meditator The New Year is a time to create a clean slate. Through meditation one can benefit in all aspects of life - mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Join Jim Rose, M Ed Rutgers University, retired executive with Johnson& Johnson and long time meditator who has been meditating for over 30 years for this lively and enjoyable workshop. He has been inspiring audiences on how to practice and learn this very simple technique. There…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, January 9
@ 5 p.m.
The First Ten Pages
Join Tracy Sayre of writerswork.org to practice polishing the first 10 pages of your novel. Did you participate in NaNoWriMo? Has your manuscript been lying around for awhile? Bring in a print-out of your first 10 pages and get tips on how to polish them and get them ready for publishers!
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, January 10
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Five Senses
Get ready for some ooey gooey family fun in this new five-session workshop, offered at 30 library locations! A family program designed for preschool children and their caregivers, these sessions will be a hands-on exploration of the five senses hearing, touch, smell, taste and sight. Workshop series is FREE. Space is capped at 12 children, so please register in advance at the library.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, January 12
@ 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, January 13
@ 12 noon
Library Resources
Downloading NYPL eBooks
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, January 14
@ 1:45 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
Tue, January 17
@ 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, January 17
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Five Senses
Get ready for some ooey gooey family fun in this new five-session workshop, offered at 30 library locations! A family program designed for preschool children and their caregivers, these sessions will be a hands-on exploration of the five senses hearing, touch, smell, taste and sight. Workshop series is FREE. Space is capped at 12 children, so please register in advance at the library.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, January 17
@ 5:30 p.m.
Book Club
The Grand Central Book Club will meet to discuss the following book this month : I'll Take You There / Wally Lamb Join us for an evening of lively book talk! Summary: Wally Lamb weaves an evocative, deeply affecting tapestry of one Baby Boomer’s life—Felix Funicello, introduced in Wishin’ and Hopin’—and the trio of unforgettable women who have changed it, in this radiant story of the American Century that is an homage to the resiliency, strength, and power of women. I’ll Take You There…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
Book Lovers
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