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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, December 10
@ 2 p.m.
ORIGAMI "Paper Folding": Toys, Art, and Hi Tech
Join us for a video that goes way beyond the origami many of us know from primary school crafts! Then try out a surprise group project. Materials supplied. This program is paced for adults. Mature younger companions upper primary grades and higher are welcome to attend with a participating adult.
St. George Library Center, AuditoriumAdults,
Families
Sat, December 10
@ 2 p.m.
Saturday Craft: Candle Making
Make your own scented jar candle. All materials are provided.
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, December 10
@ 2 p.m.
Saturday Craft
Join us for an awesome craft this Saturday! Curious? Would you like to know what it is?! Then join us to find out and have some fun!
Huguenot Park LibraryChildren
Sat, December 10
@ 2 p.m.
Family Movie
This month's movies are: Dec. 3: Pete's Dragon Dec. 10: Elf Dec. 17: The Muppet Christmas Carol
Hamilton Fish Park Library, AuditoriumChildren,
Families
Sat, December 10
@ 2 p.m.
ESOL "Conversation Circle"
Improve your English language proficiency! Drop in at the 53rd St. Library's ESOL "CONVERSATION CIRCLE," an open dialogue where English language learners and fluent English speakers chat on a variety of topics including art, music, current events, leisure activities, and New York City life. Practice your speaking skills and socialize with other English language learners. No registration required. Stop on by and speak the speech!
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Sat, December 10
@ 2 p.m.
Coloring Sheets/ Homework Help
Tally of how many children ask for coloring sheets or help with their homework.
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 2 p.m.
Math Tutoring
Love math and want some extra practice? Struggling with understanding homework? Come to our Free Math Tutoring program at Chatham Square! Volunteers from local High Schools will help your child understand math concepts through worksheets and sample problems, catering to your child's specific needs. Feel free to bring homework or other materials. Saturday, December 3rd 2:00-4:00pm Saturday, December 10th 2:00-4:00pm Saturday, December 17th 2:00-4:00pm Kindergarten through 3rd…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 2 p.m.
Webster @ the Movies: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN
Webster’s @ The Movies Presents: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN Saturday, Dec 10th at 2p.m. It's been nearly a decade since Tarzan also known as John Clayton III, left Africa to live in Victorian England with his wife Jane. Danger lurks on the horizon as Leon Rom, a treacherous envoy for King Leopold, devises a scheme that lures the couple to the Congo. Rom plans to capture Tarzan and deliver him to an old enemy in exchange for diamonds. When Jane becomes a pawn in his devious plot, Tarzan must return t…
Webster Library, AuditoriumAdults
Sat, December 10
@ 2 p.m.
Crafternoon
Wondering what to do on a Saturday afternoon? Come to the library for fun time together with a craft to take home!
Tremont LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 2 p.m.
Family Films at the Library
Come to the New Amsterdam Library on Saturday afternoon and enjoy a fun family film. December 3, 2016 Title: It’s A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie(1 hr& 40 mins) On Christmas Eve, an angel petitions God to send help for Kermit the Frog who has lost all hope after losing the Muppet Theatre. December 10, 2016 Title: Arthur Christmas (1 hr& 37 mins) Santa's clumsy son Arthur gets put on a mission with St. Nick's father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in l…
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
Children,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, December 10
@ 2 p.m.
ORIGAMI for Kids
Hey kids! Learn the ancient art of origami! Join us in the children’s room and learn how to make basic shapes and animals.
125th Street Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 2 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon Movie: Indignation
Indignation (R 110 min. 2016) A young Jewish atheist (Logan Lerman) attends college in 1951 Ohio, where he clashes with both the school's established social order and his overbearing parents' hopes for his future. At the same time, he falls for an attractive, complicated classmate named Olivia (Sarah Gadon). Tracy Letts, Danny Burstein, and Linda Emond co-star. Directed by James Schamus (who also adapted the script from the novel of the same name by Philip Roth), Indignation made its world premi…
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
Sat, December 10
@ 2 p.m.
Holiday Family Films
Join us in the Soundview Library for our Family Films! Feel free to bring a snack to munch on! December 3, 2016 Frozen (PG) 108 min After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the po…
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 2 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Workshop:Focus on"Play" Props in a Box in the Library
Parents and caregivers can learn about fun, easy ways to encourage literacy at home! Through these workshops you will learn how to develop your child's pre-literacy skills to help prepare them to become successful readers at an early age! This is the third session of a series of workshops on a variety of topics to help parents encourage literacy and build a community of readers. For this workshop we will explore the importance of play and sample our new props in a box play set and other play…
Edenwald LibraryParents/Caregivers
Sat, December 10
@ 2 p.m.
FAMILY FILM SATURDAY
Come to the library and watch a movie on our big screen.
New Dorp LibraryFamilies
Sat, December 10
@ 2 p.m.
FREE HOMEWORK HELP MATH & READING PM SESSION
High School volunteers are offering their services to help with reading and math! Reading:Prek -3rd grade, Math: prek to 8th grade. First come first served. Sign up lists will start the day of each session when library first opens.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 2 p.m.
Computer Tutoring Sessions (Afternoon)
Join us for an one-on-one tutoring sessions! Our computer tutors can help you with everything from learning how to use a mouse, formatting a resume, setting up an email address, posting photos on the internet, starting a blog, using Microsoft Office, and more. Call or stop by the branch to sign up for one of our help sessions and get a personal tutor at your service! This program will run every Thursday and Saturday. Space is limited.
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Sat, December 10
@ 2 p.m.
Project Art: Unleash your Creativity
Students will develop their creative and problem solving skills through hands-on lessons led by experienced teaching artists. Classes introduce art history topics and vocabulary which will be applied to the exploration of drawing, painting, and mixed media work. At the end of the semester, all students will have their work displayed in a student exhibition at a professional art gallery in NYC. Age: 4–12 year olds Registration required
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 2:30 p.m.
Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music Orchestra in Concert
Directed by David West, the Celia Cruz High School of Music Orchestra will perform selected works, composed by Astor Piazzolla, Leroy Anderson and William Walton.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, December 10
@ 2:30 p.m.
Holiday Songbook
A concert of new holiday music by Broadway composers and lyricists sung by Broadway vocalists, presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul and directed by John Znidarsic. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission sea…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, December 10
@ 2:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Blogging for Beginners
Learn what a blog is, see examples of blogs, learn how to blog and to create your own using Blogger/WordPress.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, December 10
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Advanced MS Excel 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Sat, December 10
@ 2:30 p.m.
Paperbag Gingerbread Houses
Using brown paper bags and several different materials such a glitter, pom poms, crayons, and markers children will be encouraged to get into the hoiday spirit by creating their own personal gingerbread houses.
Baychester LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 2:30 p.m.
Retro Games @ Sedgwick
It's back to the good old days: Families are invited to roll the dice instead of clicking a mouse! Come by for some old-fashioned board game fun.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 2:30 p.m.
Ipad Time!
Children come and sign up to use an ipad and explore different apps!
West Farms LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 2:30 p.m.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Riverdale Library - December 2016
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking to your child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate Level English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos. Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you. This program…
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Sat, December 10
@ 2:45 p.m.
LGBT Philosophy Forum
For over 15 years the Forum has provided the LGBT community and its friends an open opportunity to gather and informally discuss important works of philosophy. We meet monthly on the second Saturday, from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. The texts to be discussed (up to 50 pages) or links to the texts can be found on our website. All are welcome. We hope you will join us.
Muhlenberg Library, Conference RoomAdults
Sat, December 10
@ 3 p.m.
Introduction to Psychoanalysis: A Three Session Course
Saturdays, December 3, 10, 17 3 pm to 4:30 pm This class will offer an introduction to psychodynamic thinking emphasizing the vitality of psychoanalysis at the present time. Beginning with an overview of the field's intellectual foundations, we will go on to consider some of the major themes preoccupying American psychoanalysis in the last 30 years. Particular attention will be paid to the emergence of the relational movement, and to the nature of belief in the clinical setting. Readi…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, December 10
@ 3 p.m.
Shakespeare Saturdays: The #Shakespeare400 Concert
"The #Shakespeare400 Concert” - This was the year that commemorated 400 years after Shakespeare's death by celebrating his works worldwide. Come join us for this celebration finale and hear a beautiful program of contemporary art songs. The concert features original music composed by Donna Kendall Stearns, set to Shakespeare text, and represents 10 Shakespeare plays. Ross Hewitt, as Narrator, will lead the audience on the journey as three consummate and gifted soloists take turns performing s…
Inwood LibraryAdults
Sat, December 10
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Coloring
Coloring is no longer just for kids! It is a fantastic way to relax and just be creative. So come join us for an hour or more as we unwind and relax from the stresses of school. All materials provided! For ages 12-18.
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, December 10
@ 3 p.m.
Movie Matinee
Come and join us for a fun family movie. For all ages.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 3 p.m.
December Weekend Movies Presents : The Santa Clause
When a man inadvertently kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place. Rated G; 97 min ,Chldren of all ages are wecolmed to attend
Columbus Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 3 p.m.
Cinema Saturdays!
Watch the library become a movie theater and enjoy a great film on the big screen! All ages.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 3 p.m.
Film Screening of "A Child's Christmas in Wales"
On Saturday, December 10, 2016 @ 3PM, The Grand Central Branch (E. 46th St and Lexington) is delighted to offer a film presentation of A Child's Christmas in Wales for the holiday season! One of the most popular works by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, the story is a retelling of a Christmas from the view of a young child and a nostalgic account of Christmases past, portraying a nostalgic and simpler time. Please join us!
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Sat, December 10
@ 3 p.m.
New York Therapy Dogs R.E.A.D.
Come read to a therapy dog! These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can't wait for you to come read them a story. Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend! For ages 5-12. Pre-registration required for each 20 minute slot.
67th Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 3 p.m.
Knitting Hour
A get together for knitters to work on a current project, learn new techniques, or begin a new craft. All skill levels are welcome.
South Beach LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, December 10
@ 3 p.m.
Fire in Your Fingertips: Poetry & Creative Writing Workshop
Fire in Your Fingertips: Passion, Obsession, Duende - Poetry & Creative Writing Workshop with John Maney. Join us for a three-week poetry and creative writing workshop exploring how passion, obsession, and duende play a part in an artist’s life and in their drive to create and say something new. Registration is required for this workshop. Please contact the branch by phone or in person to register.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Sat, December 10
@ 3 p.m.
All About Computers
One-on-One Computer Tutoring
If you need personal assistance with basic keyboard typing and mouse skills, Microsoft Office, Email, Facebook, Resumes, or any other basic computer topics. Mondays at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturdays at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm All Public Library Programs are free of charge.
Pelham Bay LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, December 10
@ 3 p.m.
ConnectED Library HotSpot Patron Lending Event *Limited Hotspots Available*
The ConnectED Library Hotspot Loan Program is a collaborative program by New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library and Department of Education to provide thousands of NYC K12 students with free Internet access for the rest of the school year. This program addresses the needs of more than 1 in 5 New York City households who do not have home access to high-speed Internet services. In order to participate in the Library Hotspot Loan Program, you must register for and…
Fort Washington LibraryParents/Caregivers
Sat, December 10
@ 3:30 p.m.
The Winter Wonderland Music and Comedy Show
The Winter-Wonderland Music and Comedy Show is a snowy musical experience that is designed to engage children through music, comedy, movement, original winter tales, outstanding visuals and music technology featuring winter themes! The show is crafted to be inclusive for kids of all abilities, including children on the Autism Spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregivers! Each song in the 60-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids lea…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
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