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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Adult Movie Day: Sausage Party
Come and join the West Farms family as we watch Sausage Party. The film stars Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Kristen Wiig.
West Farms Library, Community RoomAdults
Today
@ 1 p.m.
U.S. Citizenship Workshop
Adults preparing to take the United States Citizenship Test are invited to join us for our monthly practice workshop. Each workshop will focus on several of the 100 citizenship test civics questions. Students will also learn about New York Public Library resources and other online resources to continue their practice at home. We will provide all students with an N-400 Application for Naturalization and a FREE pocket study guide with the answers to all civics questions. No registration needed…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults,
Immigrants
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Winter Arts and Craft
Explore your creative side by doing a winter themed craft.
Hunts Point LibraryFamilies
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Adult Craft Corner
Enjoy crafts? Stop by the library for quick and easy projects. All materials are provided.
South Beach LibraryAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
Today
@ 1:15 p.m.
TechConnect
Ipad Basics
This course will cover the basic features of the iPad. Learn the basics of navigating between apps, changing settings, how to customize your tablet, and much more.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Today
@ 1:30 p.m.
The Fashion StudioNYC
Design! Sew! Wear! Let your imagination be your inspiration to create and design! The Fashion StudioNYC will teach you how to use a sewing machine and other equipment. You will learn basic sketching and sewing, select your own fabrics and trims. For ages 8-16. Registration required!
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Colormania Club
Come relax and color away your stress with the latest "Adult" activity! If you're an adult looking for a fresh, new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life, try our new coloring club. Sitting down to color a picture can be effective as meditation in reducing stress. Try one of our adult coloring sessions to see for yourself. We'll provide the pictures and and colored pencils or bring your own if you prefer. No rules here - you may outside the lines. Red grass and green…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Hand-Made
Crafts for Adults: Valentine's Day Decorations
Get a head start on creating your valentine's day decorations. Participants can choose among tissue paper heart chains, doily gift bag clips, or lace-inspired envelopes for their creations, as seen in Martha Stewart's Handmade Holiday Crafts. All materials will be provided.
Port Richmond LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Wealthy in 2017!
Want to build wealth in 2017? Not sure where to start? Learn how to create a wealth building plan that works. No sales pitches, magic products, or get-rich-quick schemes. Just your ideas, willingness to adopt money making habits, and hard work. We’ll cover: • Defining wealth • Deciding how you want to build wealth • Making sure you’re getting the results you want
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Knitting Circle
Got knitting skills? If not, want to learn? We’ll provide some supplies, but everyone must bring his or her own yarn.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Hour of Code
Kids ages 8 and up are invited to participate in a one-hour introduction to the "coding" language of computer science. This program will use simple, kid-friendly tutorials and popular children's media to demystify "code," to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop
7-session creative writing workshop being held at the Andrew Heiskell Library in partnership with the New York Writer's Coalition (NYWC). Attendees will discover the value of their own stories. This is a great opportunity for NLS library members to get to meet and support their fellow writers. Registration is required. Participants are requested to commit to attending all sessions if possible.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryPersons with Disabilities
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Coloring for Adults
Coloring for adults has been found to be both calming and therapeutic, so one has to wonder, why haven’t you tried it yet? Well, here’s your chance. Join us for an informal series of coloring sessions where you can relax, unwind, and just color. We'll even have some neat giveaways! Bring your own coloring sheets or use the sheets we provide, the choice is yours.
St. George Library Center, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Free Math Tutoring on Saturdays!
Volunteer High School students tutor children K-8th grade in math on Saturdays throughout the school year! 2:00 - 3:00 pm Grades K-3rd grade 3:00-4:00 pm Grades 4th-8th grade. Due to limited spaces and high demand, sign-up is mandatory. The list is opened every Saturday for the following week's tutoring session.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 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, January 7th 2:00-4:00pm Saturday, January 14th 2:00-4:00pm Saturday, January 21st 2:00-4:00pm ​Saturday, January 28th 2:00-4:00pm…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Coloring Sheets/ Homework Help
Tally of how many children ask for coloring sheets or help with their homework.
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Riverdale Library - January 2017
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
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Advanced MS Word
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Telling Your Story: A Series of Workshops in Poetry and Prose
Saturday, January 21, January 28, Feb 4 3 pm to 4:30 pm Telling Your Story is a workshop series that focuses on, but is not limited to, writing from personal experience in fiction and non-fiction prose forms, and poetry. A rotation of New York Writers Workshop instructors will offer sessions that generate new material through exercise prompts, and conclude with discussion/critique of shared work (and of writing/publishing in general). DON’T BEHAVE: Bending Genre to Find Your Voic…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Make Music with Garage Band
Create your own music using the Garage Band Program. We will use the I-Pad Mini.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Crochet Class
Come and join the West Farms team as we learn how to create crochet patterns and use crocheting techniques!
West Farms Library, Community RoomAdults
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Adult Craft
Join us for fun themed arts and crafts.
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Create the VISION BOARD of your dreams
MOTIVATE INSPIRE REINFORCE ACKNOWLEDGE VISION BOARD A visual representation of inspiration, hopes, intentions, and goals Visualization is a powerful mental exercise. To ring in the New Year, please join us for a vision board workshop. Learn how to create this tool to clarify, concentrate, and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Combine images, pictures, words, phrases, or quotes into a collage representing your vision for 2017. Saturday, January 21, 2017 3 – 5 PM Second Floor…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 3 p.m.
E-Book Help
Having trouble downloading eBooks to your device or smartphone? Join us for our eBook class! Bring in your device or smartphone and learn hoe to download titles using the library apps SimplyE and Overdrive!
Dongan Hills LibraryAdults
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 3 p.m.
E-Book Help
Having trouble downloading eBooks to your device or smartphone? Join us for our eBook class! Bring in your device or smartphone and learn hoe to download titles using the library apps SimplyE and Overdrive!
Dongan Hills LibraryAdults
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Adult Coloring Club
Curiously, adult coloring books recently hit the New York Times Best-Seller List. No batteries, messages, or wires. Get in-touch with your inner minimalist, and color your way to calm. Trendy, relaxing, and definitively old-school. All supplies provided. Saturdays at 3:30pm-4:30pm
Eastchester LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative Open Lab: Photoshop, iMovie, and GarageBand
Need to practice Photoshop, iMovie, or GarageBand? Have questions from a class? Working on a photo, video, or music project? Get one on one help. This Class is Taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Today
@ 11 p.m.
Early Literacy
It's Bin Fun!
Toddlers and preschoolers can play and explore our various sensory bins that will encourage curiosity through touch, sight, and sound! Parent and child participation required. Ages 2 - 4 years old.
City Island LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sun, January 22
@ 10:30 a.m.
All About Computers
iMovie for Beginners
Learn the basics of using Apple's entry-level video editing program iMovie by working through a simple project. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sun, January 22
@ 1 p.m.
Searching Besides Google: Mango Languages
Learn a variety of languages, including Hindi, Mandarin, English, etc. in this auditory and visual database.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
Sun, January 22
@ 1 p.m.
Family Arts and Crafts
Sunday crafternoon for the whole family. Come create crafts with paper, yarn, and balloons.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
Families
Sun, January 22
@ 1:30 p.m.
All About Computers
iMovie Effects: Green Screening and More
Learn how to set up a green screen video shoot and create composite scenes with iMovie. This class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sun, January 22
@ 3:30 p.m.
Dog Book Making
Hands-on projects using a variety of skills. For ages 7 to 12 years old. Limited to 30 children. Pre-registration required.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
Sun, January 22
@ 3:30 p.m.
Searching Besides Google: Morningstar Investment
Learn which mutual funds to pick in this database and the basics of saving and investing for retirement. Personal financial management skills are taught.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
Sun, January 22
@ 4 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative Open Lab: Photoshop, iMovie, and GarageBand
Have you completed any of our Photoshop, iMovie, GarageBand classes? Do you have additional questions, a desire to learn more advanced techniques, or just want to practice what you learned in class? This Creative Open Lab time is available for you to practice what you’ve learned, ask the instructor about things you are unsure of, work on your own projects and explore new skills. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Mon, January 23
@ 9 a.m.
Online Tax Prep
It's tax time. Go get your refund! Need some help e-filing your personal income taxes for 2016? You can prepare and file your tax return electronically with free help from a tax assistant at Parkchester Library. Eligibility: To participate in this free program, you must: Earn less than $64,000 (per tax return) Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documents and information (see list below) Information You'll Need to E-File Your Taxes: Social Securi…
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomAdults
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