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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 2:15 p.m.
Jewelry Making Class
Learn How to Make Jewelry! • All are welcome. • Beginners or experts. • Instructor is available. • Registration Required/Class Size Limited to 15
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
Writing Workshop with Ellen Aug Lytle
Anyone interested in any type of writing is invited to participate. Each student is required to bring only a pen and pad. We do "free writing" exercises in class. These warm-ups help to loosen all the debris we accumulate, sometimes for decades. Imagination is also coaxed and brought out. This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
New Dorp LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Facebook Basics
Learn about the online social network Facebook.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
Teen LEGO Club
Step right up to this interactive event, where you'll lean how to build fun creations out of LEGO® bricks! Your imagination is the limit.
Riverside LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Computer and Technology
An introduction to the computer and the Internet for children ages 5 to 12 years old and their parents/caregivers.
Pelham Bay LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Parents' Internet Safety For Kids
Learn to recognize types of threats, such as: cyber-bulling, online predators. Learn Window 7 parental controls. Learn how to filter, and block messages in Gmail. Learn the risk within social networking and how to use the privacy settings in Facebook.
Harlem LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
MS PowerPoint 2010 for Beginners
Learn how to create a slideshow presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images and clipart, and running your slideshow.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 3 p.m.
All About Computers
Adobe Illustrator for Beginners
Learn the basics of Adobe's vector graphic creation program and how to create exciting digital art for print, video, and web This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Kids Tech Time
An introduction to the computer and the Internet for children.
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Tech
Get and extra Laptop appointment to complete homework, update social media, practice coding or edit media projects. All New York Public Library programs are free of charge
Castle Hill LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Crafternoons!
What are we going to make today? Every week features a new exciting craft project, so fire up your imagination and join us for Crafternoons at Washington Heights! Projects will be perfect for ages 6 and up. Children 5 and under should have a helper!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Free Art
Be creative! Draw something. Color a picture. Create anything you like. All materials are provided.
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Study Hour
Work on your homework alone or with friends, and get help, if you need it, from the YA Librarian.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
T(w)een Lounge
Drop in and hang out in the T(w)een Lounge, Tuesdays -Fridays at 3pm, in the Community Room! Featuring: ROCKBAND 4, CODING SERIES (USING SCRATCH AND STENCYL), ARTS & CRAFTS, JUST DANCE 2016, OPEN COMPUTER LAB FOR (AND NOT SO MUCH FOR) HOMEWORK, MUSIC, GAMES, SNACKS... AND MORE!! (For ages 12-18)
Westchester Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Kids Tech Time
Engage with your peers. Navigate the internet, research, and complete your homework or project with the additional appointment given on the laptop. Registration Required.
Wakefield LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Canceled
Tutoring Club
Having trouble reading? Need extra support getting homework done? Tutoring (K-5th) is available with the librarians at Soundview Monday and Tuesday afternoons during the school year. 5 student max. (10 min grace period)
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:15 p.m.
Introduction to Patents
This class provides an overview of patent concepts, including the 3 kinds of patents, and a comparision with other types of intellectual property protection. We cover the basic requirements for obtaining a United States patent. We emphasize patent search, particularly by going beyond simple keyword searching to search by patent classification with the free search tools available from the US Patent andTrademark Office (www.uspto.gov) and the European Patent Office (worldwide.espacenet.com). Seat…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Tech Time
Need extra computer time? Want to play a game, check your email or just chat on Facebook? Research colleges? Search the web? Come Join us. Ages 12-18.
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
LEGO Building Competition
Use your imagination to create inventive LEGO designs. Discuss your designs and vote on the most creative creations.
Morris Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Homework Club
Do your homework at the library! Drop in to a Homework Club session on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays from 3:30-5:00 PM. Helpers will be available to offer assistance and resources needed to complete assignments.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Puzzlemania!
Printed puzzles featuring science and math puzzles and word games and other activity sheets are provided for children to stretch the limits of their imaginations.
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Fuji Instax Theme-Based Bookmaking Workshops
Students learn to use Fuji Instax cameras and make instant photographs in this theme-based workshop. Each student will make a book and create a story with multiple images and accompanying words. Presented by International Center for Photography. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Morningside Heights, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Project Art
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 exporation 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. Ages 8-12 only and registraton is required.
Allerton Library, Children's RoomChildren
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Program: Teen Tech Time
Need extra computer time? Want to play a game, search the web, research colleges, check your email or just chat on Facebook? Join us!
Baychester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Coloring Wall (Henri Matisse)
Color with a famous artist! Coloring pages depicting a famous Matisse painting will be provided. When you're done, take your masterpiece home or put it up on display for the entire library to see.
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Homework Help
Could you use some help with your homework? Volunteers from Bard High School Early College are here to assist students in grades K-5 achieve their best on school assignments!
Hamilton Fish Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Coding: Gumball's Adventure*
Create your own story based on the popular Cartoon Network show The Amazing World of GumBall on Google CS First. For ages 8+. Limit of 10, first come, first served.
West New Brighton Library, Main FloorChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Arts & Crafts!
Join as at the West Farms Library some fun Arts and Craft!
West Farms LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Saving and Recovering Data
Learn how to save data to flash drives and other devices. As well as how to recover data that might be lost.
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Word of the Day!
Each day, Monday through Friday there will be a vocabulary word posted on the children's bullentin board on the second floor children's room. If you can come up with one sentence using the vocabulary word you will earn a sticker for that day and the sticker will be placed on our Spelling Bee Contest chart. Every Friday we will have a spelling bee contest using the five vocabulary words that were on bulletin board. The winner will gain three stickers to go on Spelling Bee Contest Chart. B…
West Farms LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Homework Help
Sign-up for a 30 minute homework help session at the Information Desk. Teen tutors are here every day to help your child complete their daily homework assignments. For grades 1 - 6. All materials included.
Morris Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Circuit Making
Learn how to create the basics of paper circuits and troubleshooting. Participants will first draw a picture to which they would like to add a point of light, then transfer the location of the light to the inside of the folded card and build a circuit with a battery and LED to create their own work of art. For teens ages 12 to 18 years old. Presented by Robodyssey.
Mulberry Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoon
If you're a teen looking for some creative inspiration, come join us Tuesday afternoons to learn fun, new crafts! We'll make anything from friendship bracelets to DIY fake tattoos to perler bead creations!
115th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Manga Workshop
Focusing on Japanese and American style comics, the students learn the history and nuts and bolts of this very popular form of comics, and make connections to their own experiences and cultures as they create their own characters for their own comics. They pick a genre, a target audience and a theme, and first create CHIBIs (child like characters with large heads and little bodies)... then move on to designing themselves as a Manga star! This is usually followed by a short Quiz contest where the…
Tompkins Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Mutt-i-grees
The North Shore Animal League brings in a shelter animal to show the wonders of empathy. Working together to create an adoption poster, teens help an animal to find a forever home – they give voice to the voiceless. We will give a brief on Animal League America, which is the world’s largest no-kill adoption shelter, and the origin of the word Mutt-i-gree. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Kips Bay LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Project Art
Registration is full for this popular program. When registered participants do not show, their spots will be given away on a first-come first-served basis. The New York Public Library is partnering with Project Art to bring you visual art classes taught by emerging contemporary artists in dynamic, small-group workshops. Space is limited to 15 participants ages 4-7, and advance registration is required. Please visit projectart.org for more information.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
The Art of Making Beats
Music production remains largely a mystery. Everyone hears music, but few have a thorough understanding of how music is assembled in a studio setting. This lesson gives an introduction on how music is recorded, sequenced, mixed and mastered using the iPad2. Presented by Bridging Education & Art Together (BEAT). For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Port Richmond LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Design and Test a Parachute
Children will design and test their own parachute. Limited to 16 children. For ages 7 to 12 years old. Pre registration is required.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Holiday Gingerbread Houses
Join instructor Linda DeCresenzo this Holiday Season to build and decorate your very own gingerbread house to take home by using graham cookies, candies, and marshmallows. All materials will be included. For ages 8 and up. Limit to 20 participants. Please register one week before the program by phone or in-person.
Great Kills LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Young Writers Workshop
Whether you are already a novelist, poet, writer, or just dream of being one, this is the program for you! Once a week we will meet to work on the craft of writing. Computers and flash drives will be provided. For teens 12-18.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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