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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, December 6
@ 11 a.m.
PreK Story Hour
Enjoy preschool stories for children and their caregivers. An hour of fun reading, singing, dancing, and crafts awaits for you!
Tremont LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 11 a.m.
One Snowflake
A fun interactive music series revolves around NYC winter wonderland using songs from the amazing catalog if Music for Aardvarks. Original songs about snow and rain and about different things to do at home and ways to get around town. Just like the previous series, we will use various musical instruments to create and engaging exciting music class that revolves around winter themes. From chants, to large movements, and from finger play to instrument Jam, it will fun all around. We get the childr…
Countee Cullen Library, Story Hour RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 11 a.m.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Chatham Square - 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…
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, December 6
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Sensory Playtime
Come to play and leave ready to turn ordinary objects in your home into your child's favorite toys. For Babies and Toddlers birth to 3 years and their parents and caregivers.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 11 a.m.
Open Computer Lab
Need some practice on the computer? Open Lab is free computer time to hone your computer skills and it does NOT count against your daily computer appointment. Every Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday from 11am-12pm Please Note: there will be no instructor nor will there be any lesson for this program. It is simply practice time on the computer
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
BABY LAPTIME
A baby's first introduction to the library. Join us for books, songs, rhymes and playtime.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Gaming Hour!
Chess, Checkers, and Backgammon for Adults. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am Bring Your Friends!
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 11 a.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Internet for Beginners
An introduction to the Internet including getting connected, using a web browser, and navigating web pages.
58th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 11 a.m.
Make Your Own Holiday Box!
Get ready for the holidays by creating your own holiday box! Join us as we use markers, crayons and stickers to decorate a cute paper box. Materials provided. *This is an ongoing program that is available when the library is open from December 6-23.
Harlem LibraryChildren
Tue, December 6
@ 11 a.m.
Ongoing
Early Literacy
Story Time
Bring your child (birth to four years old) for a morning of stories, songs and creating a craft to help their brains grow! Limited to 25 children and their parents/caregivers.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from walking age to 36 months and their caregivers can join us for lively stories, fingerplays, and action songs, and have a good time building early literacy skills with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Tickets will be handed out - space is limited to 15 toddlers and their caregivers. Please note: Programs take place on the second floor. There is no elevator available, and stroller parking is VERY limited. Please consider wearing your little one in a carrier.
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 11 a.m.
Lighthouse Guild67th Street Library, Community RoomPersons with Disabilities
Tue, December 6
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Lapsit
Babies and their caregivers can enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
Columbus Library, Community RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Join us to enjoy new and classic stories, interactive songs, and rhymes. Toddlers from 18 months to three years old and their parents/caregivers are welcome to attend and meet others from the neighborhood. There will be an activity or craft following story time with supplies limited to the first 30 toddlers accompanied by adult.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 11 a.m.
TechConnect
Open Computer Lab
Adults can come learn the basics of Internet search, resume writing, typing , job search, etc; Microsoft Word and just have free computer time.
Westchester Square LibraryAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Join us as we share books, songs, and creative movement to engage little learners and build a foundation for literacy. Bounce, sing, listen to stories, and meet other toddlers in the neighborhood. Recommended for children ages 12 months to 4 years. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am and 11:15 am. Please note: This is a popular program and space is limited. Attendance is granted on a first come, first-served basis.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Lapsit
Babies from birth to 18 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
Morningside HeightsChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Fun Time for Little Folks
Songs and stories for the very young, with adult caregiver. For ages 0 - 3.
115th Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 11:30 a.m.
Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time on Tuesdays: Session B
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Program begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. Please join us!
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 11:30 a.m.
Toddler Storytime
Join us every Tuesday at 11:30am for Toddler Time! Enjoy age appropriate stories, rhymes, singalongs and activities for you and your toddler. This program is for Toddlers ages 18 months-3 years and their caregivers. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For younger children, check out our Babies Book Club Mondays at 11:30am for babies 0-18 months old. Children of all ages can join us on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. for Family Storytime!
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Little Movers
Simple stories and a lot of movement for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers, followed by a short playtime. For children ages 0-3 years old and their caregivers.
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Baby Lapsit 嬰兒故事時間
Babies from birth to 18 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. 嬰兒從出生到18個月大,父母/照顧者可以享受偉大的著作,活潑的歌曲和童謠,並認識附近同年齡的小朋友。
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime for Pre-Walkers
Babies and their caregivers can enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood! For ages 0-18 months. Limited to 50 babies and their caregivers; first-come first-served.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 11:30 a.m.
Story Time
Children and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other children in the neighborhood. Please note: Space is limited. Before each session, tickets are distributed to the first 30 adults beginning at 10 and 11 a.m.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 11:30 a.m.
Senior Fitness Class
Light exercise, stretching, and other elements of creating a healthy lifestyle.
Morningside Heights, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time
Enjoy songs, books, and free play with friends at the library!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 12 noon
Adult ColoringRoosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 12 noon
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
​Staying Motivated Throughout the Job Search Process
Looking for a job can be a long, arduous journey that requires much time and patience, especially in this economy, to see results. Staying positive and motivated throughout the process can make you a less stressed and a more effective applicant, which can in turn accelerate the outcomes you desire. Kristina Leonardi helps you re-evaluate your overall career and job search strategy to reduce stress. Seating is on a first come , first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Tue, December 6
@ 12 noon
Ch'an Coloring and Conversation for Adults
Do you think coloring is child's play? Well think again, coloring can be fun and relaxing for adults as well. Join us for a relaxing afternoon of coloring unique and intricate coloring pages. Coloring can help you de-stress, by focusing on a particular activity. This activity will stimulate the brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity. Coloring sheets and pencil crayons will be provided or you can bring your own supplies. Tea will be served and soft music played to put yo…
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 12 noon
Lunch Time Knitting and Crochet Circle
Are you interested in learning how to knit/crochet, or would you like to share skills and ideas with others? Have a project you’re working on or would like to start? Bring your own needles or hooks, yarn and projects for an informal and friendly gathering for all skill levels. Knit, crochet, chat and learn from each other. Limited assistance will be available. (Registration is not required.)
Aguilar LibraryAdults,
50+,
Immigrants,
Parents/Caregivers,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 12 noon
Writing Skills
Come and join the West Farms branch as we learn some writing techniques, tips, and share our writing. The group will meet every week and work on developing key writing skills for professional and personal writing.
West Farms Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 12 noon
Baby Lap Sit for Pre-Walkers
Babies from birth to 18 months old (Pre-Walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Programs are first come, first served and limited to 15 children and their caregivers. Please note: There is no elevator available, and stroller parking is limited.
Yorkville Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 12 noon
TechConnect
Email for Beginners, Part 02
This is a continuation from Part 01 This hands-on computer class we will teach you to: Define email and point out some common email providers What one needs in order to send an email Structure of an email address Core email skills
125th Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 12 noon
Microsoft Office 2010
Intermediate MS Excel 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
67th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 12 noon
Open Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 12 noon
Early Literacy
Pre-school Playtime
Pre-Schoolers with their parents/caregivers can play with age-appropriate toys and socialize with other pre-schoolers in the neighborhood.
Morningside HeightsChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 12 noon
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…
Sedgwick LibraryAdults,
Parents/Caregivers
Tue, December 6
@ 12 noon
Supervised Lab
Open Lab
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? bring in your devices and technology questions and get assistance!* if you'd like to get one-on-one assistance and aren't able to make it to the schedules open labs, please ask at the front desk for available One-on-One Computer Appointment** time slots. *No registration required for scheduled Open Labs. First come, first served. **Registration is required for One-on-One Computer Appointments.…
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 12:15 p.m.
Infant Storytime: Tuesday Infant Lapsit
Special 15 to 20-minute program of simple fingerplays, songs, and board books. For babies and pre-walkers up to 18 months old with their parent or caregiver. Program begins promptly at 11:15 a.m. Please join us!
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
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