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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop
If you like to write and like to meet people who like writing, bring your creativity and personality to our creative writing workshop! All writers of all styles are welcome to participate in writing and editing exercises. Brush up your writing skills!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Gaming
Got the gaming moves? Challenge your friends in a tabletop or video game. Play chess, bingo, checkers, monopoly, Wii Sports, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero and more. Ages 6-12
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 2 p.m.
ADULT ART EXPERIENCE
Looking for some excitement on a Friday afternoon? Join us at the Countee Cullen Library for our adult art session. Come and let your creativity flow while meeting others that share your love of art. In September we will be creating assemblages… *All materials provided, but feel free to bring in a wooden box or shadow box of your own for this project *All Public Library Programs are free of charge. *Materials are first come first serve. .
Countee Cullen LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
Adult Knitting Club
ADULT KNITTING CLUB Seward Park Branch Library Fridays, September 8, 15, 22 & 29 @2:30PM - 4PM. Bring your own knitting needles and yarn!
Seward Park LibraryAdults
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Classes: St. Agnes Library - September 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 with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos and discussing them with other adults from around the…
St. Agnes Library, The Pasculano Foundation Adult Learning CenterEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Color, Paint, & Draw
Kids of all ages will stretch their creativity as we explore different materials every week to create a process-based art project. Process art focuses on the process of creativity, interacting with, and manipulating the materials, with less emphasis on the finished product. This workshop is all about having FUN and exploring art. Some weeks may be messy, disposable smocks are availiable, but please dress for a mess! *Young children should be accompanied by a caregiver. *Space and supplies…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Programs in a Box
LearnXDesign
Select branches of The New York Public Library present programs featuring science and engineering activities and projects inspired by the New York Hall of Science’s LearnXDesign website! Workshop series is FREE. Space is limited.
Hamilton Fish Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Tech Time
Teens can use the extra computer time to work on homework, do gaming, social media, and/or complete their own personal projects.
Wakefield LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Tech Time @ Hamilton Grange
Need extra computer time? Want to pimp your social media profiles? Research colleges? Edit video? Just search the web? Learn about our electronic services and play with the library laptops. For ages 12 to 18.
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
MakerCart
Use your imagination, and items from the MakerCart, to get creative in the library!
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Today
@ 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!
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
TechConnect
Coding and Tech for Teens*
Want to try some coding and win a prize? Need extra time 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.
Eastchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:15 p.m.
Krafty Kids
Hands-on projects using a variety of skills.
Pelham Bay LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Makey Makey Lab
Use our Makey Makey to play computer games using unusual objects or invent your own game controller. Ages 7+
Sedgwick LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Open Lab: Free Computer Help
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance!
58th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
LEGOMANIA!
Build with Legos ...a house...a castle...a mode of transportation....a playground...and use your imagination!
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Coloring
Teens! Come join us for and hour of coloring. All materials will be provided.
Mosholu LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Resume/Job Assistance
Need help making your first resume? Need help searching for part-time employment? Make a reservation with us to get one-on-one assistance.
Castle Hill LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Lego Hour
Use your imagination and skills to become the ultimate lego builder. For ages 5-12.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Canceled
Adult & Teen Craft
Visit us at The Castle Hill Branch to learn a different craft each Friday afternoon. Learn : Jewerly making Candle Making Picture transfer Work with paper mache, clay, natural twine ... and more. Come and Join Us Fridays at 3:30 PM
Castle Hill LibraryAdults
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
From Cover to Cover: Creative Writing for Kids
Do you love to read and want to try your hand at writing? Learn new basic skills and try new writing prompts each week! Please register by calling 212-924-1585 or by visiting the second floor desk. Ages 8-12 only. Limit 15 participants each class. This program is funded through The New York Public Library's Innovation Project, which is made possible by a generous grant from the Charles H. Revson Foundation.
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
What is Transportation?
In this 4-session series, Pre-K and Kindergarten age children will learn about transportation and how we get around by land, by air, and by water. They will engage in hands-on activities including creating boats and airplanes! We will be covering the following topics as follows: Friday, September 1, 2017 What is Transportation? Friday, September 15, 2017 Transportation by Air Friday, September 22, 2017 Transportation on Land Friday, September 29, 2017 Transportation on Water Worksho…
South Beach LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:45 p.m.
Teen Game On!
Got the gaming moves? Show off your skills on the Wii U or the XBOX ONE and challenge your friends to a game in the library. For ages 13 to 17.
Jerome Park Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Game On!
Board games and card games with a healthy dose of competitive!
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Wii
Test your Wii skills.
Throg's Neck LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Wii
Test your Wii skills.
Throg's Neck LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Creative Kids Coloring Club
Need a break from homework? Want to be creative ? We have thematic coloring pages at the information desk for young patrons to color. 2 pages per patron.
Edenwald LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Coloring Club
Join in the fun! We'll provide the supplies, you provide the artistic flair. This program is for children of all ages and their caregivers.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 5:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative and Coding Open Lab
Need to practice Photoshop, Illustrator, iMovie, or GarageBand? Working your way through a coding project or a self-paced online coding course? Get individualized help from a TechConnect instructor. This is a open lab specifically geared towards patrons who have taken our creative or coding classes and want to continue working on projects related to what they have learned. Also open for other patrons working in self-paced coding courses who need some support. No formal class instruction is…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative and Coding Open Lab
Need to practice Photoshop, Illustrator, iMovie, or GarageBand? Working your way through a coding project or a self-paced online coding course? Get individualized help from a TechConnect instructor. This is a open lab specifically geared towards patrons who have taken our creative or coding classes and want to continue working on projects related to what they have learned. Also open for other patrons working in self-paced coding courses who need some support. No formal class instruction is…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults
Sat, September 23
@ 3 a.m.
Isha Foundation: Yoga for Beginners
Yoga for Beginners September 23, 3:00PM 90 minute session · Can relieve chronic ailments · Can relieve back pain, stress, anxiety and tension · Strengthens the spine · Takes only 5-10 minutes to practice daily In this session you will learn simple but powerful yoga postures to balance and stabilize your system. No prior experience with yoga is necessary. Adults, Teens, Children age 7+ No Registration Required
67th Street LibraryAdults,
Children,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, September 23
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
I Need a Doctor: Health Info Online
Learn to find consumer health information online, including doctors' credentials, hospital information, drug side effects, conventional and alternative medical treatments of diseases, diets, weight loss, nutrition and exercises, and how to evaluate these websites.
Morrisania LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, September 23
@ 10 a.m.
Supervised Lab
Open Lab: Technology Help Session
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get assistance from a TechConnect instructor.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, September 23
@ 10 a.m.
American Sign Language Workshop
This workshop focuses on intermediate through advanced development of conversational fluency in American Sign Language. (ASL)
96th Street Library, AuditoriumAdults
Sat, September 23
@ 10 a.m.
The CRAFT of WAR WRITING
NEW Season – Starts SEPT 9 th A VOICES FROM WAR Collaboration FALL 2017 Free Writing Workshop for Veterans ♦ REGISTRATION OPEN https://voicesfromwar.org/workshop/♦ and the General Public FALL DATES: SEPT 9, 16, 23, & 30 ▪ OCT 7, 14, 21, & 28 ▪ NOV 4 & 18 *NEW TIME: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm * ABOUT the CLASS: Writing starts with reading. With this in mind, The Craft of War Writing focuses on reading war narratives while considering how participants can draft their own stories. Each week…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Adults
Sat, September 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
Accessible & Assistive Technology
Braille Study Group (Saturdays)
Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Wednesdays, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Join staff, peers and volunteers who can help you with your braille study plan and assignments and recommend strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level. Braille games and activities will help you put your skills into practice. This study group welcomes blind and sighted learners alike. If you’re not sure how to begin learning braille, we can help. To register: 212-621-0627 or chanceyfleet@nypl.org.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, September 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
One-on-One Computer Tutoring with NY Cares
Get help with basic questions about Microsoft Office, the Internet, Facebook and Twitter, email or formatting a resume. It's all about you! Bring your computer and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance with a qualified New York Cares volunteer. Please see a staff member to sign up for a 45 minute session or call 212-662-9727 to register by phone. Space is limited!
George Bruce Library, Computer roomAdults
Sat, September 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
Artistic Dreams International
Sign up for free children's art classes at the library presented by Artistic Dreams International, which helps kids grow as artists and global citizens through dynamic, hands-on creative activities and art projects. Saturdays, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm. This program is intended for children ages 7-12; advance registration is required. To sign up, please visit www.artisticdreams.org .
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, September 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
Learn to Type and Use a Mouse
Learn how to hold, click, and move the mouse and practice your typing/keyboarding skills.
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Sat, September 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
Parenting Workshop and Training- Parenting
Parenting workshop for parents and care-givers. This class covers: Stages of development, Discipline, Safety, Behavior Management, Anger management, Time management, Money management, And Self esteem. Parents will have to attend four Saturdays and will receive a certificate upon completion. Also given in Spanish
Tremont LibraryAdults
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