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Fri, April 28
@ 3 p.m.
Friday Afternoon Activities
Friday Afternoon Activities: On Fridays, at 3 P.M we plan a series of special activities to celebrate the beginning of the weekend so check out this month's events and come hang out with us! April 28th Superhero Mask Workshop
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Fri, April 28
@ 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)
Fri, April 28
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Tech Time
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)
Fri, April 28
@ 3 p.m.
Study Hour
Complete your schoolwork and learn
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, April 28
@ 3 p.m.
Afterschool Science - Gardening & Plants
Learn some science after school at the Riverdale Library. Learn about gardening and botanical science! Join us in our own garden for some outdoor planting fun!
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, April 28
@ 3 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)
Fri, April 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Little Bits Playshop
Calling all inventors, makers, and future engineers! Come build something amazing during an all-new program series introducing the Little Bits electronic building blocks. Little Bits empowers kids to build, prototype, and invent with easy-to-use magnetic blocks that snap together to make simple circuits. Dive into electronic building fun and grow STEM skills, too! This program is recommended for kids ages 8-12.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, April 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Chess Club
Challenge a friend or fellow community member to a friendly game of chess! New to the game? Learn the basics.
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, April 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
LEGO Club
We have LEGOs!
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, April 28
@ 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
Fri, April 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Bilingual Story Time with Señora Noemi
Introducing Bilingual Storytime with Señora Noemi! Join us as we laugh, sing and read, and play in both Spanish and English. All children and families are welcomed no matter what language is spoken at home.
Allerton Library, Children's RoomChildren
Fri, April 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Word Hunt For Kids
Come to the library to do mazes, connect the dots, color by number, search a word, crossword puzzles, and unscramble words. For children ages 5 to 12.
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, April 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Growing Healthy Eaters
The New York Public Library’s Early Literacy Department is excited to bring "Growing Healthy Eaters" to a branch near you! This series’ curriculum was created by the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and aims to educate young children and their caregivers about the importance of eating well through a series of interactive, entertaining and delicious sessions.The lessons cover a variety of topics from "Food Mood" to "Flavorful Fruit" and provide nutritional expertise in bite-sized portion…
Clason's Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, April 28
@ 3:45 p.m.
Teen Game On
Got the gaming moves? Show off your skills on the Wii U or the XBOX 360 and challenge your friends to a game in the library. For ages 12 to 18.
Jerome Park Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, April 28
@ 4 p.m.
College Essay Writing Workshop
Thinking about college? What makes your application stand out? How should you handle essays, recommendations and extracurriculars? Work with an ex-Princeton Regional Director of Admissions and a Harvard Ed Ph.D. They’ll share their expertise and you’ll be on your way. Presented by Carla Sinz and Caroline Moore. For ages 15 and older.
Edenwald LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, April 28
@ 4 p.m.
Crafty Kids
We have new, fun, and super easy crafts in the month of April! See how crafty and creative you can be. Instructor led. Recommended ages 5 and up. Space is limited so please arrive on time.
125th Street Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, April 28
@ 4 p.m.
Coloring & Crafts
Favorite picture books to share; favorite characters to color. Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. There's always something new to learn and do.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, April 28
@ 4 p.m.
Improv Hour
Does your child love dress up, thrill at a chance to perform, or have a passion for story-telling? Then 53rd Street's new Improv Hour is the place to be! Join us for an hour of collaborative theatrics, costume changes, creativity, and curveballs. Improv Hour is intended for school-aged children (5-12 years old) accompanied by a caregiver/caregivers.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, April 28
@ 4 p.m.
Adult and Teen Craft
Visit us at The Castle Hill Branch to learn a different craft each Friday afternoon. Learn : Jewelry making Candle Making Picture transfer Work with paper mache, clay, natural twine ... and more. Come and Join Us Fridays at 4:00 PM
Castle Hill Library
M.S. 131
Adults
Fri, April 28
@ 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…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Fri, April 28
@ 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…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sat, April 29
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basic features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include: entering and editing text, saving files, and various formatting options.
Morrisania LibraryAdults
Sat, April 29
@ 10 a.m.
Harlem Knitting and Crocheting Circle
The Harlem Knitting Circle meets every Saturday at the Harlem Branch Library from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. When entering the library ask the librarian if we're on the third (3rd)floor or Lower Level that day. Please bring your own materials and a food item to donate to the Snack Table. Njoya Angrum is the Creator and Director of the Harlem Knitting Circle. The ladies will guide you through! HKC is a community organization that Njoya started 7 years ago. We work primarily on an In-Kind budget-throug…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Sat, April 29
@ 10 a.m.
From Newborn to Walking
Come Play and Build Brain and Body Awareness This class is designed to provide an outlet for the baby’s creative process of discovering the world around them through movement, touch and play. Classes will be facilitated by Nisha Kewalramani who is a Body Mind Centering Practitioner, Infant Developmental Movement Educator and has certification in Embodied Anatomy and Yoga.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Sat, April 29
@ 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, April 29
@ 10 a.m.
Saturday Morning Block Party
Looking for something to do on a Saturday morning? Join us for unstructured and open-ended free play time with Lego Bricks - and Mega Bloks, for the little ones! Bring your camera to document your creations. Children of all ages are welcome to join in on the fun
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Sat, April 29
@ 10 a.m.
Blogging on WordPress
Share your thoughts, travel photos or recipes, using Wordpress and Pixabay.
Eastchester LibraryAdults
Sat, April 29
@ 10 a.m.
Kids' Coloring Club
Join us every Saturday morning from 10am-12pm for our Kids' Coloring Club -- children of all ages are invited to color coloring sheets featuring their favorite characters, seasonal designs, and more. Feel free to bring your favorite coloring book!
Yorkville 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
Sat, April 29
@ 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, April 29
@ 10:30 a.m.
Artistic Dreams International: Free Art & Leadership Program
FREE Art and Leadership Class! Artistic Dreams International and The New York Public Library invite children ages 7 to 12 to join the Artistic Dreams Visual Arts and Leadership Program! Advanced registration is required. Children must be dropped off and picked up by a caregiver. Saturdays, 10:30am-1:00pm Visit www.artisticdreams.org for more information! Or email the Program Director at kate@artisticdreams.org
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, April 29
@ 10:30 a.m.
Artistic Dreams International
Leadership & Art Classes Free for Children ages 7-12 Artistic Dreams International and The New York Public Library invite the children of West Harlem to join the Artistic Dreams Visual Arts and Leadership program. Winter-Spring 2017 Series at Hamilton Grange Library Saturdays, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm January 21, 28 February 4, 11, 18 March 4, 11, 25 *No class at Hamilton Grange on Saturday, March 18. Students and their families are invited to join Artistic Dreams International for G…
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, April 29
@ 10:30 a.m.
Library Resources
Teach Yourself: Computer Self-Study
Discover free computer tutorials on the web. Search NYPL’s Catalog for books, DVDs and eBooks to help you learn computer programs and concepts on your own. Find resources on Word, Excel, Office 2010 and 2013, the Internet, typing and other topics.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Sat, April 29
@ 10:30 a.m.
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: call 212-621-0627 or email 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, April 29
@ 10:30 a.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Sat, April 29
@ 11 a.m.
Open Art Studio: Zentangle 101
We provide the space and materials for you to explore various art forms and get your artistic groove on! Please see the attached flyer for more details.
South Beach LibraryAdults,
50+,
Children,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Adults
Sat, April 29
@ 11 a.m.
PSAT Practice Test
Test smarter! Get a look at what the PSAT is actually like in this fully proctored exam. Get an advance report on areas to improve, and learn how to manage your time effectively. The practice test is capped at 45 students. THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. We will have another PSAT practice test latter this year, thank you for your patience.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, April 29
@ 11 a.m.
TechConnect
Learn Programming Fundamentals with Python -*PLEASE READ CLASS DESCRIPTION*
Learn the fundamentals of computer programming with the popular language Python. This class will cover concepts fundamental to all programming languages and provide an introduction to coding more generally. Note that this is a two-part class, the first session will be from 11am - 1pm, the second from 2pm-4pm, with a one hour lunch break between. You must attend the first session in order to attend the second. You MUST be comfortable using a computer in order to code, especially typing.…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sat, April 29
@ 11 a.m.
Free SAT Practice Exam - Princeton Review
A Princeton Review representative will offer a free practice SAT class. Princeton Review's exams feature full-length tests designed to match the official exam, professional proctors and a realistic test setting, a detailed, comprehensive score report and an optional 30-minute phone conference to discuss your score. For ages 15 to 18 years old. Registration is limited to 20 students! Call the Young Adult Lab at 212-340-0925 on weekdays from 2:30 - 8 PM to reserve your spot or email us a…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, April 29
@ 11 a.m.
Science Saturdays
Hands-on, interactive science for kids! Registration Required.
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, April 29
@ 11 a.m.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
English Conversation Program for Speakers of Other Languages Spring 2017 Registration at Mosholu Library
Classes are held three times a year (Fall, Winter, and Spring) and are for intermediate levels only. Registration is in person at the branch where the class is held. Registration is drawn by lot. Space is limited. Classes are open to adults (age 16 or over). Testing follows registration. Documentation is not required. No child care provided Registration and testing: April 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM Groups meet Saturdays 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM May 6, 13, 20; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1 This P…
Mosholu LibraryEnglish Language Learners
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