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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, January 18
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Storytime: Toddler Time
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 January 18th.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, January 18
@ 2 p.m.
Be Creative with Crafts
Let's be creative together. A craft prgram for teens and adults. All materials will be provided by Grand Central!
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Fri, January 19
@ 1 p.m.
e-Services Help
Did you get a new device for the holidays? 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, January 19
@ 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)
Mon, January 22
@ 3 p.m.
NY State of Health /Affordable Care Act
Certified navigators from the Hispanic Federation will be informally introducing patrons to their options under the Affordable Care Act. (SPANISH/ENGLISH)
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, January 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Storytime: Baby Lapsit
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 on Friday, January 19 for the RSVP link.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, January 23
@ 6 p.m.
Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation
with Jim Rose Life in today’s world is stressful. People are anxious about their health, their finances, their relationships, their safety and their work. Doctor’s and medical practitioners are promoting the benefits of meditation to relieve stress and anxiety. By sitting in meditation, we can calm the body and the mind. When we are in a state of physical and mental calmness, we have more control over our reactions towards life’s stressors. Once we connect to a place of happiness and pe…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Adults
Wed, January 24
@ 4 p.m.
Tinker and Code
Students will get a chance for hands-on learning with Piper computers, Kano Pixel kits, and Bloxels sets. Build a computer, make art, create animations, and design games while learning the basics of programming and coding! Ages 8-12. RSVP at allisonameduri@nypl.org.
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, January 25
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Storytime: Toddler Time
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. Please check back here on Friday, January 19th for the link to register for class on January 25th.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, January 25
@ 5:30 p.m.
Adult/Teen Coloring & Crafts
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! January 11th is our 2 year anniversary party! If you haven't been in a while (or never) you are still welcome to join us.
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Fri, January 26
@ 1 p.m.
e-Services Help
Did you get a new device for the holidays? 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, January 26
@ 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)
Tue, January 30
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Storytime: Baby Lapsit
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 on Friday, January 26 for the RSVP link.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, January 30
@ 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, Teen CentralChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, January 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
FILM SCREENING: THE GENERAL
ALL ABOARD! Grand Central is inviting you to the ultimate train story: The General (1926)! Consistently ranked among the greatest films ever made, Buster Keaton's The General is so brilliantly conceived and executed that it continues to inspire awe and laughter with every viewing.
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Wed, January 31
@ 4 p.m.
Tinker and Code
Students will get a chance for hands-on learning with Piper computers, Kano Pixel kits, and Bloxels sets. Build a computer, make art, create animations, and design games while learning the basics of programming and coding! Ages 8-12. RSVP at allisonameduri@nypl.org.
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, February 2
@ 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, February 2
@ 4 p.m.
Sample U!
Using iPads or tablets learn how to “sample” yourself and create electronic music, sequence and compose music by recording instruments, the environment and YOU! For ages 13 -18 years old. Presented by DJ SpazeCraft
Grand Central LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, February 3
@ 10:15 a.m.
AARP Free Income Tax Preparation
Volunteers from AARP will provide assistance to low and middle income taxpayers, with emphasis on Senior Citizens. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please bring with you: 1. A copy of last year's Tax Return. 2. W-2 Form - Wage and Earnings Statement from your employer. 3. 1099 Form Series 4. Forms mailed to you by the Internal Revenue Service, or New York State Department of Taxation. 5. Any other information concerning your income and expenses. 6. Must pro…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
Thu, February 8
@ 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! February 8th we'll be coloring Valentine's Day cards from the NYPL's public domain collection.
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Fri, February 9
@ 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
Sat, February 10
@ 10:15 a.m.
AARP Free Income Tax Preparation
Volunteers from AARP will provide assistance to low and middle income taxpayers, with emphasis on Senior Citizens. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please bring with you: 1. A copy of last year's Tax Return. 2. W-2 Form - Wage and Earnings Statement from your employer. 3. 1099 Form Series 4. Forms mailed to you by the Internal Revenue Service, or New York State Department of Taxation. 5. Any other information concerning your income and expenses. 6. Must pro…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
Tue, February 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
FILM SCREENING: HIS GIRL FIRDAY
In this undeniable gem of Hollywood's golden age, Walter, a hard-boiled newspaper editor, discovers that his ex-wife and former employee, Hildy, is set to marry a wet-blanket insurance salesman. Walter, certain that this is the wrong move for a strong-willed and ambitious woman such as Hildy, decides to sabotage her marital plans by enticing her with one last story--the execution of a convicted murderer. A classic of the Screwball Rom-Com genre, HIS GIRL FRIDAY delivers the quick wit - and quick…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Fri, February 16
@ 11 a.m.
Toddler Playtime
Pete and Chris return with more fun and activities for toddlers! Crawl tunnels, train table, water table, different stories for story time and puppet story time and more! Recommended for infants up to age 5 with parent/caregiver. Presented by Pete and Chris Amusements
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, February 16
@ 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
Sat, February 17
@ 10:15 a.m.
AARP Free Income Tax Preparation
Volunteers from AARP will provide assistance to low and middle income taxpayers, with emphasis on Senior Citizens. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please bring with you: 1. A copy of last year's Tax Return. 2. W-2 Form - Wage and Earnings Statement from your employer. 3. 1099 Form Series 4. Forms mailed to you by the Internal Revenue Service, or New York State Department of Taxation. 5. Any other information concerning your income and expenses. 6. Must pro…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
Tue, February 20
@ 6 p.m.
Book Club - Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Join us to discuss Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes a devastating novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special t…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Thu, February 22
@ 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! February 8th we'll be coloring Valentine's Day cards from the NYPL's public domain collection.
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Fri, February 23
@ 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
Sat, February 24
@ 10:15 a.m.
AARP Free Income Tax Preparation
Volunteers from AARP will provide assistance to low and middle income taxpayers, with emphasis on Senior Citizens. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please bring with you: 1. A copy of last year's Tax Return. 2. W-2 Form - Wage and Earnings Statement from your employer. 3. 1099 Form Series 4. Forms mailed to you by the Internal Revenue Service, or New York State Department of Taxation. 5. Any other information concerning your income and expenses. 6. Must pro…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
Tue, February 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
FILM SCREENING: THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM
In this classic Oscar-nominated drama, illegal card dealer and recovering heroin addict Frankie Machine (Frank Sinatra) gets out of prison and decides to straighten up. Armed with nothing but an old drum set, Frankie tries to get honest work as a drummer. But when his former employer, small-time con man Schwiefka (Robert Strauss), and Frankie's old drug dealer, Louis (Darren McGavin), re-enter his life, Frankie finds it hard to stay clean and eventually finds himself succumbing to his old habits…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Sat, March 3
@ 10:15 a.m.
AARP Free Income Tax Preparation
Volunteers from AARP will provide assistance to low and middle income taxpayers, with emphasis on Senior Citizens. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please bring with you: 1. A copy of last year's Tax Return. 2. W-2 Form - Wage and Earnings Statement from your employer. 3. 1099 Form Series 4. Forms mailed to you by the Internal Revenue Service, or New York State Department of Taxation. 5. Any other information concerning your income and expenses. 6. Must pro…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
Sat, March 10
@ 10:15 a.m.
AARP Free Income Tax Preparation
Volunteers from AARP will provide assistance to low and middle income taxpayers, with emphasis on Senior Citizens. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please bring with you: 1. A copy of last year's Tax Return. 2. W-2 Form - Wage and Earnings Statement from your employer. 3. 1099 Form Series 4. Forms mailed to you by the Internal Revenue Service, or New York State Department of Taxation. 5. Any other information concerning your income and expenses. 6. Must pro…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
Sat, March 17
@ 10:15 a.m.
AARP Free Income Tax Preparation
Volunteers from AARP will provide assistance to low and middle income taxpayers, with emphasis on Senior Citizens. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please bring with you: 1. A copy of last year's Tax Return. 2. W-2 Form - Wage and Earnings Statement from your employer. 3. 1099 Form Series 4. Forms mailed to you by the Internal Revenue Service, or New York State Department of Taxation. 5. Any other information concerning your income and expenses. 6. Must pro…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
Sat, March 24
@ 10:15 a.m.
AARP Free Income Tax Preparation
Volunteers from AARP will provide assistance to low and middle income taxpayers, with emphasis on Senior Citizens. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please bring with you: 1. A copy of last year's Tax Return. 2. W-2 Form - Wage and Earnings Statement from your employer. 3. 1099 Form Series 4. Forms mailed to you by the Internal Revenue Service, or New York State Department of Taxation. 5. Any other information concerning your income and expenses. 6. Must pro…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
Sat, April 7
@ 10:15 a.m.
AARP Free Income Tax Preparation
Volunteers from AARP will provide assistance to low and middle income taxpayers, with emphasis on Senior Citizens. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please bring with you: 1. A copy of last year's Tax Return. 2. W-2 Form - Wage and Earnings Statement from your employer. 3. 1099 Form Series 4. Forms mailed to you by the Internal Revenue Service, or New York State Department of Taxation. 5. Any other information concerning your income and expenses. 6. Must pro…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
Sat, April 14
@ 10:15 a.m.
AARP Free Income Tax Preparation
Volunteers from AARP will provide assistance to low and middle income taxpayers, with emphasis on Senior Citizens. Assistance will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please bring with you: 1. A copy of last year's Tax Return. 2. W-2 Form - Wage and Earnings Statement from your employer. 3. 1099 Form Series 4. Forms mailed to you by the Internal Revenue Service, or New York State Department of Taxation. 5. Any other information concerning your income and expenses. 6. Must pro…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults