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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, October 19
@ 10:30 a.m.
Back-to-School Open House
Get a new start at the Library this school year! This fall, we’re hosting back-to-school events in every branch! Learn about all the great educational resources available at your neighborhood library- from millions of books to program, computer access, online resources, and more- all for FREE. PLUS! Questions about your library card? Have books you need to return? We can help you! FEATURED PROGRAM Storytime, Inside Art Progra, Tabling, etc.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, October 19
@ 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 RSVP here for class on Thursday, October 19th.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, October 19
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
School Storytime
Celebrate all things school with a school-themed family storytime! There will be coloring, crafts, and other activities to also enjoy! Ages 0-6
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, October 19
@ 6 p.m.
Author Talk - "In Vino Duplicitas: The rise and fall of a wine forger extraordinaire"
Author Peter Hellman discusses his new book "In Vino Duplicitas: the rise and fall of a wine forger extraordinaire". In a shocking true crime story, a con man, blessed with the gift of a discerning palate and a knack for tracking down impossibly hard-to-find bottles, reigns as a purveyor of the last century’s most storied vintages until the truth comes out and his world comes spectacularly crashing down. True crime pairs well with fine wine in the astonishing story of Rudy Kurniawan, perhaps t…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Fri, October 20
@ 1 p.m.
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,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Fri, October 20
@ 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, October 20
@ 4 p.m.
Graffiti Art Remix
Learn how to create traditional and futuristic graffiti art lettering and character design. Create the hottest manga and anime characrers and mash with abstract, symmetrical and geometrical artwork. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by DJ SpazeCraft
Grand Central LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, October 23
@ 5:30 p.m.
Meditation with Jim Rose
FINDING INNER PEACE AND CALMNESS THROUGH MEDITATION Join Jim Rose, long time meditator for this deep and engaging meditation workshop. Jim lectures regularly on the benefits of meditation and has been practicing himself for many years. During this workshop he will talk about the journey of finding lasting peace, happiness and a greater sense of wellbeing. Jim will share a simple technique of spiritual meditation (explained and practiced during the session) that can help us achieve a lasting…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Tue, October 24
@ 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, October 20th.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, October 24
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Inside Art
Find out how chalk is created, paper is formed and paints are mixed to better understand what materials artists use and what they can do with them. Inside Art introduces students to a variety of artistic media through their senses. Students will make each medium from scratch, then make their own work and explore how the medium’s unique qualities affect the style of the art. This program meets performance standards in applied learning, visual arts and communication skills and techniques. Best fo…
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, October 24
@ 6:30 p.m.
FILM SCREENING: THE BLOB (1958)
Grand Central is proud to present a screening of the Halloween cult-classic THE BLOB! RSVP @ GREGORYSTALL@NYPL.ORG A cult classic of gooey greatness, THE BLOB follows the havoc wreaked on a small town by an outer-space monster with neither soul nor vertebrae, with Steve McQueen playing the rebel teen who tries to warn the residents about the jellylike invader. Strong performances and ingenious special effects help THE BLOB transcend the schlock sci-fi and youth delinquency genres from which i…
Grand Central LibraryAdults
Wed, October 25
@ 4 p.m.
Diversity Visa Program DV-2019
Grand Central Library can assist people who wish to submit an online entry with a digital photograph for the U.S. Department of State Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2019). Library staff can take digital photographs of the applicants and make computers available for applicants to submit their online entries. Scanning of existing photographs is not available. Please bring your own flash drive. This service is provided from 4 PM until 6 PM on the 2nd floor the following dates: Wednesday…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Parents/Caregivers,
Adults
Thu, October 26
@ 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 to register on Friday, October 20th.
Grand Central Library
Co-op City Boys & Girls Club
Children,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, October 26
@ 4 p.m.
Diversity Visa Program DV-2019
Grand Central Library can assist people who wish to submit an online entry with a digital photograph for the U.S. Department of State Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2019). Library staff can take digital photographs of the applicants and make computers available for applicants to submit their online entries. Scanning of existing photographs is not available. Please bring your own flash drive. This service is provided from 4 PM until 6 PM on the 2nd floor the following dates: Wednesday…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Parents/Caregivers,
Adults
Thu, October 26
@ 5:30 p.m.
Adult Coloring & Crafts
Bring your sketchpad project or use one of our unique coloring books to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and communal creativity! All materials will be provided. OCT 26 - Watch tutorials and learn together how to turn into a monster with fake blood & teeth & gruesome wounds! OPEN TO TEENS AND ADULTS
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Fri, October 27
@ 12 noon
Volunteer Fair
Do you want to make a difference? Find out how you can! Find out from non-profit organizations in the area what they do and how you can be an important part of that work. Get information or make a commitment on the spot! Does your non-profit need volunteers? Find them here! Contact us at GrandCentral@nypl.org to register your organization for this tabling/presentation event. Participating non-profits include: The New York Public Library City Meals on Wheels Grand Central Neighbor…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Children
Fri, October 27
@ 1 p.m.
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,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Fri, October 27
@ 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, October 27
@ 4 p.m.
Diversity Visa Program DV-2019
Grand Central Library can assist people who wish to submit an online entry with a digital photograph for the U.S. Department of State Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2019). Library staff can take digital photographs of the applicants and make computers available for applicants to submit their online entries. Scanning of existing photographs is not available. Please bring your own flash drive. This service is provided from 4 PM until 6 PM on the 2nd floor the following dates: Wednesday…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Parents/Caregivers,
Adults
Tue, October 31
@ 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, October 27th.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, October 31
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Monster Mash
Celebrate Halloween with some spooky, festive fun at the library! Dress up in your costumes and enjoy holiday activities, music, and treats. Ages 0-6.
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, November 2
@ 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, October 27th to register.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, November 14
@ 11 a.m.
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's disease, hear from people who have the disease, and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others. To register please call this toll free number: 1 800 272 3900
Grand Central Library50+,
Adults
Fri, November 24
@ 4 p.m.
Mandarin for Teens
This workshop combines Chinese language, art and cultural together. This is a perfect opportunity for teenagers to learn mandarin speaking as well as Chinese characters and reading in a very short period of time. After 10 -15 workshops, participants will be able to use mandarin in daily conversation or travel to China as well as being exposed to 5,000 years of Chinese culture, history, geography and philosophy. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by Wall Street Chinese
Grand Central LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)