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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, January 23
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
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
Mon, January 23
@ 4 p.m.
Monday at the Movies: A Star is Born (1937)
On Monday, January 16 @ 4PM, The Grand Central Branch is proud to present a screening of A Star is Born (1937). An American Technicolor romantic drama film produced by David O. Selznick and directed by William A. Wellman, A Star is Born stars Janet Gaynor as an aspiring Hollywood actress, and Fredric March as a fading movie star who helps launch her career. The supporting cast features Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Andy Devine, Lionel Stander and Owen Moore.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, January 24
@ 12 noon
Achieve Your Goals in 2017
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
Tue, January 24
@ 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. This workshop series is FREE. Space limited to 12 children per session. No registration required.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, January 24
@ 6 p.m.
Live From the NYPL (Pre-Recorded) Joichi Ito
The Grand Central Branch (135 E 46th St) will be screening a pre-recorded conversation with Joichi Ito, co-author of Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future (Grand Central's selection for their first Business Book Club on January 31st). The world is more complex and volatile today than at any other time in our history. The tools of our modern existence are getting faster, cheaper, and smaller at an exponential rate, just as billions of strangers around the world are suddenly just one click…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, January 25
@ 12 noon
CareerThinker: The Power of Your LinkedIn Profile
We have all heard that networking is still one of the most powerful methods of connecting to career/employment opportunities and will most likely stay that way forever. However, most people don’t know how to effectively build and use a network to increase their odds to connect to opportunities. Having a strong network is important for everyone whether you are employed or in a job search. What is LinkedIn and why is it so powerful? Understanding the sections of a LinkedIn Profile. Tips…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Wed, January 25
@ 11:45 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, January 26
@ 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, January 26
@ 12:15 p.m.
Weekly Meditation
Developing a meditation practice can be a life changing experience. Meditation can give you the opportunity to relax and unburden your heart and mind of life's challenges of you really understand how to use the practice. The effects can be absolutely profound. This weekly meditation group will be led by long-time meditator and Huffington Post contributor, Devi Sawh. Devi has been meditating for over 22 years. Learn more about the benefits and how to develop an effective meditation practice i…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Thu, January 26
@ 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, January 26
@ 5:30 p.m.
Adult Coloring
JANUARY 12TH WE WILL HAVE A VISITOR Caitlin Keegan is a Brooklyn-based illustrator who has created beautiful pages for coloring books. She will be speaking about her artistic process and answering questions about creating coloring pages. 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 p…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Fri, January 27
@ 12 noon
Library Resources
Tech Help Fridays
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
Fri, January 27
@ 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, January 28
@ 11 a.m.
Flicks for Kids: Kubo and the Two Strings
Join us as we watch Kubo and the Two Strings on the large screen in our community room! Children of all ages welcome. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, January 28
@ 2 p.m.
Lincoln Center Local - Act One screening
Lincoln Center partners with Grand Central Library to bring film screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In the third of a series we will be showing a screening of the play "Act One" that was performed at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Few have captured the magic of the theater better than Moss Hart, a poor kid from the Bronx who became a lion of Broadway. Now James Lapine reinvents Hart's memoir for the stage, creating a world as vivid and transformative as the stage its…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, January 30
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
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
Mon, January 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
Monday at the Movies: A Star is Born (1954)
On Monday, January 30 @ 4PM, The Grand Central Branch is presenting a screening of A Star is Born (1954). One of the most celebrated remakes of all time, A Star is Born is an American musical film written by Moss Hart and and directed by George Cukor, starring Judy Garland as an aspiring Hollywood actress and James Mason as a fading movie star who helps launch her career. Please join us!
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, January 31
@ 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. This workshop series is FREE. Space limited to 12 children per session. No registration required.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, January 31
@ 5 p.m.
Business Book Club - Whiplash: How To Survive Our Faster Future
The Grand Central Branch (135 E 46th St) is proud to present WHIPLASH, the first book of their new Business Book Club. "The future," as William Gibson once noted, "is already here. It's just unevenly distributed." The world is more complex and volatile today than at any time in history. The tools of our modern existence are getting faster, cheaper, and smaller at an exponential rate and transforming society. In WHIPLASH, authors Joi Ito and Jeff Howe give tips for navigating and surviving this t…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Fri, February 3
@ 12 noon
Library Resources
Tech Help Fridays
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, February 4
@ 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, February 7
@ 10:30 a.m.
Singing Stories Series
The musical performance is interactive and incorporates the elements of composition, harmony, melody and rhythm. Mixing some very funny original and traditional songs with books, will have everyone laughing, singing and moving together. Best for children ages 3 to 5 years old. Presented by Lou Gallo
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, February 7
@ 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
Thu, February 9
@ 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, February 10
@ 12 noon
Library Resources
Tech Help Fridays
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
Mon, February 13
@ 5 p.m.
Lincoln Center Local - Sinatra, Voice for a Century screening
Repeat screening of The New York Philharmonic celebrating the legacy of Frank Sinatra in an all-star concert hosted by Seth MacFarlane, with performances by Christina Aguilera, Chris Botti, Fantasia, Sutton Foster, Kyle Dean Massey, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter and Sting. Love is in the air and so are the dulcet tones of these performers paying homage to Frank Sinatra's oeuvre. (run time: 1 hour, 25 minutes)
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, February 14
@ 10:30 a.m.
Singing Stories Series
The musical performance is interactive and incorporates the elements of composition, harmony, melody and rhythm. Mixing some very funny original and traditional songs with books, will have everyone laughing, singing and moving together. Best for children ages 3 to 5 years old. Presented by Lou Gallo
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, February 17
@ 12 noon
Library Resources
Tech Help Fridays
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, February 18
@ 1 p.m.
OYSTERS: A Celebration in the Raw / Author Presentations
The Grand Central Branch (135 East 46th Street) is proud to present Oysters: A Celebration in the Raw on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30PM. This afternoon event pulls together several professional authors and presenters who have a unique understanding of oysters and their effect on our lives. A feast for the eyes and the palate, oysters are rich in history and lore. In the presentation on her book, Oysters: A Celebration in the Raw, Marion Lear Swaybill will talk about the signif…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, February 20
@ 12:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Resource Training: Lynda.com
Learn how to freely access Lynda.com with your library card. Lynda.com offers video course to improve specific workplace skills. You can improve your graphic design skills, learn how to market on social media, and so much more by choosing a skill path and earning certificates. This half hour class will help you sign up and get started learning right away. Space is limited so please register in advance by emailing LauraStein@nypl.org
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Tue, February 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
Singing Stories Series
The musical performance is interactive and incorporates the elements of composition, harmony, melody and rhythm. Mixing some very funny original and traditional songs with books, will have everyone laughing, singing and moving together. Best for children ages 3 to 5 years old. Presented by Lou Gallo
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, February 21
@ 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
Thu, February 23
@ 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, February 24
@ 12 noon
Library Resources
Tech Help Fridays
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, February 25
@ 10:15 a.m.
Day of Mindfulness
This will be a day to drop our worries and enjoy the present. There will be lots of guidance: and each segment of the day will be short enough so that beginners can feel comfortable, and long enough for experienced meditators to enjoy. 10:15: Guided Sit 10:30 Talk: Mindfulness & Clarity Important decisions await. Sometimes we don’t see a clear solution. So we learn mindful awareness And clarify our understanding, So we can realize a way forward. 11:00 Sit, walk, stretch 12:15 Lun…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, February 27
@ 5:30 p.m.
Monthly Meditation
Create a Healthy Lifestyle Through Meditation Treat yourself to some special time to nourish your body, mind and spirit. Empower your life by learning a simple meditation technique that can be used daily for greater peace, energy, and well-being. Start incorporating this positive technique in your life. Join Dr. Frank Pawlowski, long time meditator who has been inspiring audiences with his engaging workshops.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, February 28
@ 10:30 a.m.
Singing Stories Series
The musical performance is interactive and incorporates the elements of composition, harmony, melody and rhythm. Mixing some very funny original and traditional songs with books, will have everyone laughing, singing and moving together. Best for children ages 3 to 5 years old. Presented by Lou Gallo
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, March 14
@ 10:30 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies: Spanish
Hola! Bonjour! Ni Hao! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this Winter as they learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin all through live music. Teachers play guitar and sing with the children as they learn new vocabulary through music, movement, and puppetry! Bilingual Birdies will be exploring themes including Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Colors, and Transportation this winter. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for…
Grand Central Library
Temple Israel Reform Congregation 315 Forest Ave, SI, NY 10301
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, March 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies: Spanish
Hola! Bonjour! Ni Hao! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this Winter as they learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin all through live music. Teachers play guitar and sing with the children as they learn new vocabulary through music, movement, and puppetry! Bilingual Birdies will be exploring themes including Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Colors, and Transportation this winter. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for…
Grand Central Library
Temple Israel Reform Congregation 315 Forest Ave, SI, NY 10301
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, March 28
@ 10:30 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies: Spanish
Hola! Bonjour! Ni Hao! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this Winter as they learn Spanish, French, or Mandarin all through live music. Teachers play guitar and sing with the children as they learn new vocabulary through music, movement, and puppetry! Bilingual Birdies will be exploring themes including Farm Animals, Jungle Animals, Colors, and Transportation this winter. They provide instruments and props for the children to use as well as a free CD download of their original music for…
Grand Central Library
Temple Israel Reform Congregation 315 Forest Ave, SI, NY 10301
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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