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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, February 20
@ 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 click here to register for class on Tuesday, February 20th.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
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
Wed, February 21
@ 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, February 22
@ 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 register for class on February 22nd.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
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
Fri, February 23
@ 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)
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
@ 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, February 23 for the RSVP link.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
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
Thu, March 1
@ 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 check back here Friday, February 23rd for the link to register.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, March 1
@ 1 p.m.
Health Navigator Table
Members of the Hispanic Federation will be helping people enroll in the New York State of Health Marketplace insurance plans. IPA / Navigators proporcionará asistencia de solicitud en persona a individuos, familias y pequeñas empresas y sus empleados en la inscripción inicial y al renovar la cobertura. IPA / Navigators eliminan las barreras al proceso de solicitud al proporcionar asistencia en varios idiomas, en entornos basados ​​en la comunidad durante horas no tradicionales, como por eje…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
Families,
Immigrants
Thu, March 1
@ 4 p.m.
DIY(Do It Yourself) DAY
Art and crafts promote rich social interactions that help develop language skills and social cognitive abilities like understanding emotions. Activities like crafts accelerate the development of muscles in the hands and fingers, improving fine motor skills that are essential for school success in the earliest years. We'll set out station of materials and let kids create take home fun.
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, March 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, March 2
@ 4 p.m.
Making Comics 101
A rundown on today's comics industry and what you need to get a comic book made. Basic character design, themes, targeting audiences, genres, scripting , writing, drawing, inking and printing will be touched upon as the students create their own premise and story 'bible' (a document full of ideas, the story pitch, and character model sheets used to promote their idea). For ages 13 -18 years old. Presented by Ivan Velez
Grand Central LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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
Tue, March 6
@ 6 p.m.
My Feminist Manifesto: Creative Writing Workshop
In a supportive environment we will do some creative writing activities and sharing (if you’re comfortable) around the theme of Feminism. Reading and learning is fantastic but we can also add to the conversation and the literature with our own ideas and opinions. “A manifesto functions as both a statement of principles and a bold, sometimes rebellious, call to action. By causing people to evaluate the gap between those principles and their current reality, the manifesto challenges assumption…
Grand Central LibraryAdults
Wed, March 7
@ 4 p.m.
Kid Engineers
Playing a variety of theater and experiential learning games and utilizing engineering toys and puzzles kids construct a variety of projects and challenges while learning scientific concepts such as gravity, tension, compression, friction, static electricity. laws of flight and more. They also get to create a relevant art and crafts project to take home. Best for ages 5 to 12 years old. Presented by Intellectual Kids Club
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 8
@ 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 check back here Friday, March 2nd for the link to register.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, March 8
@ 1 p.m.
Health Navigator Table
Members of the Hispanic Federation will be helping people enroll in the New York State of Health Marketplace insurance plans. IPA / Navigators proporcionará asistencia de solicitud en persona a individuos, familias y pequeñas empresas y sus empleados en la inscripción inicial y al renovar la cobertura. IPA / Navigators eliminan las barreras al proceso de solicitud al proporcionar asistencia en varios idiomas, en entornos basados ​​en la comunidad durante horas no tradicionales, como por eje…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
Families,
Immigrants
Thu, March 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!
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Fri, March 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, 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
Wed, March 14
@ 4 p.m.
Kid Engineers
Playing a variety of theater and experiential learning games and utilizing engineering toys and puzzles kids construct a variety of projects and challenges while learning scientific concepts such as gravity, tension, compression, friction, static electricity. laws of flight and more. They also get to create a relevant art and crafts project to take home. Best for ages 5 to 12 years old. Presented by Intellectual Kids Club
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 15
@ 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 check back here Friday, March 9th for the link to register.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, March 15
@ 1 p.m.
Health Navigator Table
Members of the Hispanic Federation will be helping people enroll in the New York State of Health Marketplace insurance plans. IPA / Navigators proporcionará asistencia de solicitud en persona a individuos, familias y pequeñas empresas y sus empleados en la inscripción inicial y al renovar la cobertura. IPA / Navigators eliminan las barreras al proceso de solicitud al proporcionar asistencia en varios idiomas, en entornos basados ​​en la comunidad durante horas no tradicionales, como por eje…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
Families,
Immigrants
Thu, March 15
@ 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
Thu, March 15
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation for a Healthy Lifestyle
Join Rosanna Jimenez, CHHC who has been meditating for many years as she discusses how meditation can improve our physical, mental and spiritual health. She will present effective methods for creating a more satisfying lifestyle including harmonious relationships and a deep sense of peace. In this presentation, you will learn effective strategies and a simple but profound meditation technique that will help remove stress and worry. The audience will have a chance to practice this simple techni…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, March 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, 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
Tue, March 20
@ 6 p.m.
Book Club - The Lost City of Z
Join us to discuss The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann The #1 New York Times bestseller - now a major motion picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson. In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Wed, March 21
@ 4 p.m.
Kid Engineers
Playing a variety of theater and experiential learning games and utilizing engineering toys and puzzles kids construct a variety of projects and challenges while learning scientific concepts such as gravity, tension, compression, friction, static electricity. laws of flight and more. They also get to create a relevant art and crafts project to take home. Best for ages 5 to 12 years old. Presented by Intellectual Kids Club
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 22
@ 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 check back here Friday, March 16th for the link to register.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, March 22
@ 1 p.m.
Health Navigator Table
Members of the Hispanic Federation will be helping people enroll in the New York State of Health Marketplace insurance plans. IPA / Navigators proporcionará asistencia de solicitud en persona a individuos, familias y pequeñas empresas y sus empleados en la inscripción inicial y al renovar la cobertura. IPA / Navigators eliminan las barreras al proceso de solicitud al proporcionar asistencia en varios idiomas, en entornos basados ​​en la comunidad durante horas no tradicionales, como por eje…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
Families,
Immigrants
Thu, March 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!
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Fri, March 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, 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
Tue, March 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
FILM SCREENING: CLEO FROM 5 TO 7
Join Grand Central Library for Women's History Month and a screening of CLEO FROM 9 to 5! Agnes Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman's life, CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 is a spirited mix of vivid verite and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina. Additio…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Wed, March 28
@ 4 p.m.
Kid Engineers
Playing a variety of theater and experiential learning games and utilizing engineering toys and puzzles kids construct a variety of projects and challenges while learning scientific concepts such as gravity, tension, compression, friction, static electricity. laws of flight and more. They also get to create a relevant art and crafts project to take home. Best for ages 5 to 12 years old. Presented by Intellectual Kids Club
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 29
@ 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 check back here Friday, March 23rd for the link to register.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
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