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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
New time @ 11 am! A lapsit storytime for children 18 months and younger. Grow your baby's early literacy skills through reading short books, singing songs, doing rhymes, and other interactive activities. You must register to attend. Please click here to RSVP for Tuesday, May 22nd.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
The 1960s
FILM SCREENING: Eye on the 60s: Photography of Rowland Scherman
In keeping with National Photograph Month and our ongoing tribute to the 1960s, Grand Central Library will be screening Eye on the 60s The Iconic Photography of Rowland Scherman! A fascinating recollection of a remarkable era in American History--the 1960's, seen through the work of noted "Life Magazine" photographer Rowland Scherman. Learn of key moments and people from someone on the inside-- JFK, The The March On Washington, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, LBJ, RFK, and Woodstock. It's all here--an o…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Wed, May 23
@ 4 p.m.
Afterschool Dabble + Do
Join us after school for an hour of semi-structured STEM and art activities. Build with Legos, experiment with basic coding, draw and color, play board games, read books, and more! Homework doers also welcome.
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, May 24
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
New time @ 11 am! Toddlers ages 18-36 months and their caregivers can practice early literacy skills with interactive stories, action songs, and fun fingerplays, while meeting others in the neighborhood. You must register to attend. Please click here to RSVP for Thursday, May 24th.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, May 24
@ 4 p.m.
Coloring & Crafts
Coloring & Craft is the perfect way to create an afternoon of fun for children. Crafts are a great way to promote flexibility in children, as well requires your child to use both of their hands together which is important in other areas including writing, tying shoes, typing and much more!
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, May 24
@ 5:30 p.m.
Adult/Teen Coloring
The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults. Bring your sketchpad project or use one of our unique coloring books. All materials will be provided by Grand Central!
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Fri, May 25
@ 1 p.m.
e-Services Help
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,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Fri, May 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Retro Video Game Day
Join us every Friday here at Grand Central for Retro Video Game Day. We'll provide those old school 8, 16, and 32 bit consoles, games, and controllers you all love. All you have to bring is you and your skills! Do you still have it? Come and find out!
Grand Central LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, May 29
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
New time @ 11 am! A lapsit storytime for children 18 months and younger. Grow your baby's early literacy skills through reading short books, singing songs, doing rhymes, and other interactive activities. You must register to attend. Please check back around noon on Friday, May 25th for the RSVP link.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, May 29
@ 6 p.m.
Special Edition Book Club
The Mayor's Office asked all of New York City which book they would like to read all together. The initiative is called One Book, One New York and the winner is Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan!! In an effort for all of NYC to read the same book we are inviting you to a special edition book club where we will discuss this title and why it won/why NYers should read it (or not!).
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Tue, May 29
@ 7 p.m.
Canceled
Author Talk - Carol Rinzler
We are excited to welcome local resident and prolific writer Carol Rinzler who will be presenting her book Nutrition for Dummies and answering all of your questions at this event. "Five Nutrition Rules Y ou Knew Were True -- But No Longer Are. Plus One That Is True-er and More Healthful Than Ever" Carol Ann Rinzler, former nutrition columnist for The New York Daily News, is the author of more than 20 books on health including Nutrition for Dummies and the award-winning Estrogen and Breast Can…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, May 30
@ 4 p.m.
Afterschool Dabble + Do
Join us after school for an hour of semi-structured STEM and art activities. Build with Legos, experiment with basic coding, draw and color, play board games, read books, and more! Homework doers also welcome.
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, May 31
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
New time @ 11 am! Toddlers ages 18-36 months and their caregivers can practice early literacy skills with interactive stories, action songs, and fun fingerplays, while meeting others in the neighborhood. You must register to attend. Please check back around noon on Friday, May 25th for the RSVP link.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, June 1
@ 1 p.m.
e-Services Help
Get started with borrowing ebooks on your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader. Learn how to take advantage of free access to books, films, music, magazines, and more 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,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Wed, June 6
@ 10 a.m.
Library @ Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Greenmarket
Stop by our table at the Greenmarket on 47th St and 2nd Ave. We will be collecting signatures for library advocacy and giving out freebies. Parents, help your kids complete our 1960s Rock n Roll Scavenger Hunt for a prize!
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
Children,
Families
Wed, June 6
@ 12 noon
Beginner Spanish Course
Have you been meaning to learn some Spanish? Forgot what you learned in high school? Trying to woo someone? Or travel this Summer? You need this free class! During your lunch hour you will be led through various, participatory activities to learn to communicate with native Spanish speakers. Space is limited so email LauraStein@nypl.org today to commit to this 5 week course. Librarian will be on hand to help direct you towards resources to further your learning. Last class will b…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Fri, June 8
@ 1 p.m.
e-Services Help
Get started with borrowing ebooks on your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader. Learn how to take advantage of free access to books, films, music, magazines, and more 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,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Tue, June 12
@ 12 noon
Power Interviewing: How to Get Hired Now!
With Barry Cohen, Career Counselor How to present yourself to be the best possible candidate (even if you aren’t.) How to overcome The Fear Factor in the interview process. How to answer the seven (7) most difficult interview questions – and avoid illegal interview questions. How to respond to “the money questions.” What an interview looks for in a job candidate – and it takes 4 seconds! How to gracefully end the interview and effectively follow up. RSVP to LauraStein@nypl.org…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Tue, June 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
FILM SCREENING: THE IMMIGRANT
In honor of Immigrant Heritage Month, Grand Central Library is hosting a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s classic The Immigrant (1916). The film stars Charlie Chaplin's “Tramp” character as an immigrant coming to the United States accused of theft on his voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, and who falls in love with a beautiful young woman along the way. Immediately following the screening we invite you to stay for a brief conversation with about some of the ways the New York Public Library is sup…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Tue, June 12
@ 7 p.m.
Immigrant Heritage Month Awareness
Immediately following our 6:30PM screening of Charlie Chaplin's The Immigrant we invite you to stay for a brief conversation with about some of the ways the New York Public Library is supporting Immigrant Heritage Month. This includes system-wide programs and events celebrating our cultural diversity. Additionally, we will share Immigrant Heritage Month-related programming and services that our branch is offering throughout month of June and beyond!
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Wed, June 13
@ 12 noon
Beginner Spanish Course
Have you been meaning to learn some Spanish? Forgot what you learned in high school? Trying to woo someone? Or travel this Summer? You need this free class! During your lunch hour you will be led through various, participatory activities to learn to communicate with native Spanish speakers. Space is limited so email LauraStein@nypl.org today to commit to this 5 week course. Librarian will be on hand to help direct you towards resources to further your learning. Last class will b…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Fri, June 15
@ 1 p.m.
e-Services Help
Get started with borrowing ebooks on your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader. Learn how to take advantage of free access to books, films, music, magazines, and more 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,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Fri, June 15
@ 4 p.m.
Create and Animate
Learn how to turn your ideas into animated drawings. Experiment and draw artwork digitally by using the various tools in an iPad drawing app and turn into an animation. For ages 13-18 years old. Presented by DJ SpazeCraft
Grand Central LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, June 19
@ 6 p.m.
Book Club
Join us to discuss Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick A masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future, and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can’t afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, sheep. They’ve even built…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Tue, June 19
@ 7:30 p.m.
Special Edition Book Club
June is Immigrant Heritage Month so we will have a special edition book club to discuss a book dealing with these themes. It was a finalist for the One Book, One New York competition: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. In the fall of 2007, Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Their situation only improves when Jende's wife Neni is hired as household help. But in the course of t…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Immigrants
Wed, June 20
@ 12 noon
Beginner Spanish Course
Have you been meaning to learn some Spanish? Forgot what you learned in high school? Trying to woo someone? Or travel this Summer? You need this free class! During your lunch hour you will be led through various, participatory activities to learn to communicate with native Spanish speakers. Space is limited so email LauraStein@nypl.org today to commit to this 5 week course. Librarian will be on hand to help direct you towards resources to further your learning. Last class will b…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wed, June 20
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Kick Off: Fire and Ice
Get ready for some sizzlin’ excitement! Join us for SAFE and scientific fun with fire and ice! Learn about the amazing properties of fire and combustion. Then, cool off with spectacular demonstrations involving dry ice! Check out the “Big Burp”, the “Screwdriver Sizzle” and the famous “Mad Science Bath”, as we will explore the science behind this amazing frozen gas. All Mad Science shows provide live, interactive and compelling educational experiences that make learning a blast! Best for ages 5…
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 21
@ 11:30 a.m.
Meditation in the 21st Century: Why Meditation Matters Even More!
People have been practicing meditation for centuries and today we see a surge in its popularity as new benefits continue to be discovered. Incorporating meditation into one’s life has many positive effects. Now more than ever in today’s modern world with all the stresses, meditation is needed more than ever. Learn a simple meditation technique that can help you in all aspects of your life. Jim Rose is a long time meditator and has been speaking on the topic over 30 years. Join him for this po…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, June 22
@ 1 p.m.
e-Services Help
Get started with borrowing ebooks on your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader. Learn how to take advantage of free access to books, films, music, magazines, and more 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,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Sat, June 23
@ 10 a.m.
Library @ Turtle Bay Street Fair
Stop by our table at the Turtle Bay Street Fair, corner of 46th and Lexington. We will have games, prizes, and Summer Reading information!
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
Children,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, June 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
The 1960s
16MM 50TH ANNIV FILM SCREENING: Chron of Anna Magdalena Bach
Grand Central Library, in collaboration with The Library for Performing Arts - Reserve Film and Video Collection, is delighted to host a 50th anniversary 16mm presentation of The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968) by the French film-making duo of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet. A treat for movie buffs and classical music fans, the film stars renowned harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt as Johann Sebastian Bach and Christiane Lang as Anna Magdalena Bach. The orchestral music was perform…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Wed, June 27
@ 12 noon
Beginner Spanish Course
Have you been meaning to learn some Spanish? Forgot what you learned in high school? Trying to woo someone? Or travel this Summer? You need this free class! During your lunch hour you will be led through various, participatory activities to learn to communicate with native Spanish speakers. Space is limited so email LauraStein@nypl.org today to commit to this 5 week course. Librarian will be on hand to help direct you towards resources to further your learning. Last class will b…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Thu, June 28
@ 5:30 p.m.
Adult/Teen Coloring
The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults. Bring your sketchpad project or use one of our unique coloring books. All materials will be provided by Grand Central! THERE WILL ONLY BE ONE SESSION IN JUNE
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Fri, June 29
@ 1 p.m.
e-Services Help
Get started with borrowing ebooks on your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader. Learn how to take advantage of free access to books, films, music, magazines, and more 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,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Wed, July 11
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Music Makers Design Lab
In this interactive, four-part program, children in grades K-5 will explore the mechanics behind music as they learn how percussion, string, and wind instruments, as well as the human voice, are used to produce dynamic sounds and rhythms. Kids will discover diverse instruments through hands-on exploration, videos, images, and demonstrations as they identify and investigate the functions of their individual parts. Participants will be challenged to use what they have learned about how instru…
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, July 13
@ 11 a.m.
Summer Reading
Puppet Fairytale Improv (A Summer Reading Program)
In this very special puppet program, the kids get to be IN the puppet show! Join Miss Nicola, professional puppeteer, and her band of puppets as they perform everyone's favorite fairy tales! Only thing is ... we need extra actors to join us! We'll pick volunteers to come up onstage, be part of the show alongside the puppets, and get very silly. Fun for all, and perfect for babies to 6 years old with their parent/caregiver. Presented by Nicola McEldowney
Grand Central LibraryChildren
Fri, July 13
@ 4 p.m.
Manga Drawing Workshop
Do you have the next manga series ready to pour through your fingertips? Join Misako Rocks! and learn how to draw your own characters, plot your stories, and more! All materials will be provided. For ages 13-18 years old.
Grand Central LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 18
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Music Makers Design Lab
In this interactive, four-part program, children in grades K-5 will explore the mechanics behind music as they learn how percussion, string, and wind instruments, as well as the human voice, are used to produce dynamic sounds and rhythms. Kids will discover diverse instruments through hands-on exploration, videos, images, and demonstrations as they identify and investigate the functions of their individual parts. Participants will be challenged to use what they have learned about how instru…
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, July 25
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Music Makers Design Lab
In this interactive, four-part program, children in grades K-5 will explore the mechanics behind music as they learn how percussion, string, and wind instruments, as well as the human voice, are used to produce dynamic sounds and rhythms. Kids will discover diverse instruments through hands-on exploration, videos, images, and demonstrations as they identify and investigate the functions of their individual parts. Participants will be challenged to use what they have learned about how instru…
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 1
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Music Makers Design Lab
In this interactive, four-part program, children in grades K-5 will explore the mechanics behind music as they learn how percussion, string, and wind instruments, as well as the human voice, are used to produce dynamic sounds and rhythms. Kids will discover diverse instruments through hands-on exploration, videos, images, and demonstrations as they identify and investigate the functions of their individual parts. Participants will be challenged to use what they have learned about how instru…
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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