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27 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 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)
Today
@ 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)
Tue, December 19
@ 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. Check back for the link to RSVP on Friday, December 15th.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, December 19
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Winter Wonderland
For children ages 0-6, come and celebrate the winter season with stories, crafts, activities, and food! No registration required.
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, December 19
@ 6 p.m.
Book Club - The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
Book Club - The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane Join us to discuss The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. Explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter, who has been adopted by an American couple, tracing the very different cultural factors that compel them to consume a rare native tea that has shaped their family's destiny for generations. Join us and the discussion!
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Thu, December 21
@ 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, December 15th to register for class.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, December 21
@ 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, December 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 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, December 22
@ 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, December 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
FILM SCREENING: NOT SO SILENT NIGHT (2009)
Come on along for a film screening at Grand Central Library of The McGarrigle Sisters' annual Carnegie Hall Christmas performance, featuring the last filmed performance by Kate and Anna McGarrigle (together), since Kate's passing on January 18, 2010. This unique concert also brings special appearances by Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Grammy award-winner Emmylou Harris, Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed, and famed performance artist Laurie Anderson. Running Time 97 mins
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Thu, December 28
@ 2 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Fireside Reading
The whole family is welcome at this cozy, fireside themed event! Enjoy some quiet family time by putting down your devices, indulging in some hot cocoa and treats, and reading together or individually.
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, December 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 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, December 29
@ 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)
Fri, January 5
@ 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
Mon, January 8
@ 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
Thu, January 11
@ 12:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Resource Training: Lynda.com
Learn how to freely access Lynda.com with your library card and discover why it is a great resource! Lynda.com is an online educational site that includes over 5,900 courses (and over 180,000 videos) in popular fields like web design, web development, IT, education/instruction, media production, and business. We will be focusing on Online Marketing courses but all are welcome to attend. Space is limited so please register in advance by emailing GrandCentral@nypl.org You may bring your o…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Thu, January 11
@ 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 12
@ 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
Tue, January 16
@ 12 noon
Power Interviewing: How to Get Hired Now!
with Barry Cohen Programs addresses: How to present yourself to be the best possible candidate How to overcome The Fear Factor in the interview process. How to answer the seven (7) most difficult interview questions How to respond to “the money questions.” What an interview looks for in a job candidate How to gracefully end the interview and effectively follow up.
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, January 16
@ 6 p.m.
Book Club - Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Join us to discuss Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. Living with his grandparents and sister on a Gulf Coast farm, Jojo navigates the challenges of his mother's addictions and his grandmother's cancer before the release of his father from prison prompts a road trip of danger and hope. *WINNER of the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD for FICTION *A TIME MAGAZINE BEST NOVEL OF THE YEAR and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 OF 2017 *Finalist for the Kirkus Prize *Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal *Publishers…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
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
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
@ 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
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