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31 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 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
Mon, October 3
@ 11 a.m.
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
Tue, October 4
@ 10:30 a.m.
Puppet Playtime
Join Nicola and her puppets for a fun-filled (also educational!) session of songs, stories and surprises. We'll play games, learn new songs, and meet lots of friendly puppets. Suitable for ages 0-4.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, October 4
@ 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, October 4
@ 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, October 5
@ 12 noon
Job Searching Skills Seminar : A CareerThinker workshop with Tom Powner
It’s more than just hitting the enter key on your keyboard. How has searching for a job changed? Learn the importance of networking. How to benefit from job and career fairs.  How has searching for a job changed  Tapping into the hidden job market  Traditional methods are still alive  Job searching online  Targeting companies, not job postings  The Importance of Networking  Job and career fairs  Recruiters and Headhunters Tom Powner from Career Thinker Inc. will be presenti…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Wed, October 5
@ 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, October 6
@ 4 a.m.
Bilingual Toddler Storytime
\ This is a Bilingual Toddler Storytime on 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
Sat, October 8
@ 10:30 a.m.
Indie Author Day 2016 @ Grand Central Branch
On Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM, the Grand Central Branch of The New York Public Library is proud to host, simultaneously with libraries around the country, an exciting event for the first annual Indie Author Day. Across North America, libraries’ indie communities will gather for a day of networking and talks. Grand Central’s event, held in our Community Room, will features contributions from indie authors Gary Fidel, Dawn Barclay, Rob Dircks, Teymour Shahabi and others, and…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, October 11
@ 11 a.m.
Money Matters
Do you have a plan for long term care?
➢ Learn Why This is Such a Critically Important Issue ➢ Get Clarity on What Long Term Care IS and What it ISN’T ➢ Review the Costs for Care in New York ➢ Learn the 3 Ways to Pay for These Costs ➢ Have a Certified Long Term Care Specialist Answer YOUR Questions! If you’ve been wondering whether you need to have a plan for long term care, you need to attend this session! Jennifer Lavelli is a Medicare advisor, Long Term Care specialist, and Certified Senior Advisor. She is AHIP c…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, October 11
@ 4 p.m.
Storytime: Preschool Pals
A library program for preschoolers 3-5 years old and their parents/caregivers, focusing on developing early literacy skills through picture books and related activities. Reoccurring on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, October 12
@ 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
Wed, October 12
@ 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, October 13
@ 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, October 13
@ 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+,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Mon, October 17
@ 11 a.m.
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
Tue, October 18
@ 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, October 18
@ 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, October 18
@ 5:30 p.m.
Book Club
The Grand Central Book Club will meet to discuss 2 books this month : The Graveyard Book / Neil Gaiman and The Ocean at the End of the Lane / Neil Gaiman Join us for an evening of lively book talk! The Graveyard Book - Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? And then there are being such as ghouls that aren't really one thing or the other. The Ocean at the End of the Lane presents a modern fantasy about fear, love, magic, and…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, October 19
@ 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
Wed, October 19
@ 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, October 20
@ 2 p.m.
Monthly Meditation
A Peaceful Lifestyle through MEDITATION Meditation can bring about a sense of calm and balance that benefits both your emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. It is easy to learn and can have many lasting and beneficial effects. After you meditate the benefits don’t end when your session ends. Join Dr. Frank Pawlowski Long time meditator for this enjoyable and informative workshop.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Sat, October 22
@ 1 p.m.
Make a Difference Day
Join us and other volunteers to make a difference in your community. An event the whole family can participate in! We will be making cards for City Meals on Wheels recipients, puzzle books for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center patients, and story books for Children’s Aid Society. Come for 20 minutes or 2 hours! All supplies provided, just bring your big heart and your creativity.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Children,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Children
Mon, October 24
@ 11 a.m.
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
Tue, October 25
@ 4 p.m.
Storytime: Preschool Pals
A library program for preschoolers 3-5 years old and their parents/caregivers, focusing on developing early literacy skills through picture books and related activities. Reoccurring on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, October 26
@ 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, October 27
@ 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, October 27
@ 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+,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, October 29
@ 2 p.m.
Lincoln Center Local - Film Screening
Lincoln Center partners with Grand Central Library to brin g film screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In the first of a series we will be showing "Danny Elfman's Music from the films of Tim Burton". It is a pre-recorded multimedia performance that brings the soundtracks to life. Children accompanied by adults are welcome.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Children
Mon, October 31
@ 11 a.m.
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
Tue, November 29
@ 4 p.m.
Colorful Creatures
Orange Frogs! Yellow lizards! Green Parrots! Purple Crabs! Animals come in all colors of the rainbow! Up-close encounters with LIVE animal guests will help us recognize how certain animals use their colors to stay safe while other animals like to show off. Compare what we wear to an animal’s attire and play a special game of animal hide and seek. The Fall foliage will inspire us to create a colorful leaf creature. Take home an "eye spy" sheet to continue your discovery of a City filled with…
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children

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