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39 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),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Earth Day: Party with the Animals!
Let's celebrate with LIVE animals that help keep our planet healthy and clean! Solve riddles to figure out which amazing animals received invitations to attend this VIP (Very Important Planet) Party and learn how some small animals play a huge role in nature! Everyone can create a festive "Pretty Planet" collage using recycled materials and leave knowing that they have become one of Earth’s Little Helpers! Best for ages 4-9. Maximum 25 children with adults. Adults must stay with children under 7…
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, April 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
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 around noon on Friday, April 20th for the RSVP link.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, April 24
@ 6:30 p.m.
AUTHOR TALK - "LOU REED: A LIFE" BY ANTHONY DECURTIS
Grand Central Library is thrilled to host Rolling Stone writer Anthony DeCurtis for a author talk on his latest book, Lou Reed: A Life. As lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground and a renowned solo artist, Lou Reed invented alternative rock. DeCurtis, who knew Reed and interviewed him extensively, tells the provocative story of his complex and chameleonic life. DeCurtis tracks Reed's five-decade career through the accounts of those who knew him and through Reed's most revealing…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, April 25
@ 4 p.m.
Afterschool Dabble + Do
Join us after school for an hour of semi-structured STEAM and art activities. Build with Legos, experiment with basic coding, draw and color, play board games, read books, and more! Homework doers also welcome.
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, April 25
@ 4 p.m.
Afterschool Dabble + Do
Join us after school for an hour of semi-structured STEM and art activities. Build with Legos, experiment with basic coding, draw and color, play board games, read books, and more! Homework doers also welcome.
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, April 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. You must register to attend. Please check back here on Friday, April 20th to register.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, April 26
@ 4 p.m.
Coloring & Crafts
Coloring & Craft is the perfect way to create an afternoon of fun for children. Crafts are a great way to promote flexibility in children, as well requires your child to use both of their hands together which is important in other areas including writing, tying shoes, typing and much more!
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, April 26
@ 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! For April, in honor of Spring and Earth Day, there will also be all natural products (like flowers and mud) to color and draw with.
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Fri, April 27
@ 12 noon
Volunteer Fair
Do you want to make a difference? Find out how you can! Meet non-profit organizations in the neighborhood. Learn what they do and how you can be an important part of that work. Get information or make a commitment on the spot! Participating non-profits include: The New York Public Library GrowNYC Vanderbilt YMCA Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Rescuing Leftover Cuisine and more!
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Children,
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, April 27
@ 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, April 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),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, May 1
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
New time @ 11 am! 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 around noon on Friday, April 27th for the RSVP link.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Wed, May 2
@ 4 p.m.
Afterschool Dabble + Do
Join us after school for an hour of semi-structured STEM and art activities. Build with Legos, experiment with basic coding, draw and color, play board games, read books, and more! Homework doers also welcome.
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, May 3
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
New time @ 11 am! 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 around noon on Friday, April 27th for the RSVP link.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, May 4
@ 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, May 5
@ 10 a.m.
Cinco de Mayo / Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day lands on Cinco de Mayo this year, which means double the celebration! Stop into the branch to check out a graphic novel (they are free every day at the library) with a special focus on Spanish language graphic novels. You can also play around with our databases and learn how to get digital graphic novels on your devices. Pro-tip: We are right near Midtown Comics who will have official FCBD comics to give away while supplies last. https://www.freecomicbookday.com/Articl…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Children,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, May 8
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
New time @ 11 am! 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 around noon on Friday, May 4th for the RSVP link.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, May 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
FILM SCREENING: RASHOMON
Grand Central Library is proud to recognize Asian American Heritage Month with a screening ofJapanese film director and screenwriter Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece RASHOMON! A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man's murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Wed, May 9
@ 4 p.m.
Afterschool Dabble + Do
Join us after school for an hour of semi-structured STEM and art activities. Build with Legos, experiment with basic coding, draw and color, play board games, read books, and more! Homework doers also welcome.
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, May 10
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
New time @ 11 am! 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 around noon on Friday, May 4th for the RSVP link.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, May 10
@ 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
Thu, May 10
@ 6 p.m.
Author Talk - Carol Rinzler
We are excited to welcome local resident and prolific writer Carol Rinzler who will be presenting her book Nutrition for Dummies and answering all of your questions at this event. She has published more than 20 health-related books and was awarded New York State's Women of Distinction honor in 2015. You can find other books of hers in the library catalog as well. Light refreshments will be served.
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Fri, May 11
@ 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
Tue, May 15
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
New time @ 11 am! 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 around noon on Thursday, May 10th for the RSVP link.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, May 15
@ 6 p.m.
Book Club
Join us to discuss Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins The whooping crane rustlers are girls. Young girls. Cowgirls, as a matter of fact, all “bursting with dimples and hormones”—and the FBI has never seen anything quite like them. Yet their rebellion at the Rubber Rose Ranch is almost overshadowed by the arrival of the legendary Sissy Hankshaw, a white-trash goddess literally born to hitchhike, and the freest female of them all. Freedom, its prizes and its prices, i…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Wed, May 16
@ 4 p.m.
Afterschool Dabble + Do
Join us after school for an hour of semi-structured STEM and art activities. Build with Legos, experiment with basic coding, draw and color, play board games, read books, and more! Homework doers also welcome.
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, May 17
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
New time @ 11 am! 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 around noon on Thursday, May 10th for the RSVP link.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, May 18
@ 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
Tue, May 22
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
New time @ 11 am! 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 around noon on Friday, May 18th for the RSVP link.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, May 22
@ 6:30 p.m.
FILM SCREENING: Eye on the 60s: Photography of Rowland Scherman
In keeping with National Photograph Month and our ongoing tribute to the 1960s, Grand Central Library will be screening Eye on the 60s The Iconic Photography of Rowland Scherman! A fascinating recollection of a remarkable era in American History--the 1960's, seen through the work of noted "Life Magazine" photographer Rowland Scherman. Learn of key moments and people from someone on the inside-- JFK, The The March On Washington, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, LBJ, RFK, and Woodstock. It's all here--an o…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Wed, May 23
@ 4 p.m.
Afterschool Dabble + Do
Join us after school for an hour of semi-structured STEM and art activities. Build with Legos, experiment with basic coding, draw and color, play board games, read books, and more! Homework doers also welcome.
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, May 24
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
New time @ 11 am! 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 around noon on Friday, May 18th for the RSVP link.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, May 24
@ 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, May 25
@ 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
Tue, May 29
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
New time @ 11 am! 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 around noon on Friday, May 25th for the RSVP link.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Wed, May 30
@ 4 p.m.
Afterschool Dabble + Do
Join us after school for an hour of semi-structured STEM and art activities. Build with Legos, experiment with basic coding, draw and color, play board games, read books, and more! Homework doers also welcome.
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, May 31
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
New time @ 11 am! 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 around noon on Friday, May 25th for the RSVP link.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children