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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop
9-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.
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.
Teen Coloring
Visit the Teen Room to color a picture and listen to music.
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 2 p.m.
ProjectArt: Unleash Your Creativity
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 exploration 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. For children ages 8-12 Presented by Project Art Registration is limited so sign up now!
Stapleton Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Knitting Circle
Cast on to Ottendorfer’s knitting circle. Gather and socialize with others who share your interest, and perhaps pick-up a few tips and tricks as you work your own creations!
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Riverdale Library - February 2018
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.
Art For A Lifetime
knitting & Crocheting Workshop
Learn basic knitting and crocheting in an informative and friendly eight session workshop. It starts January 6 and ends march 3rd Saturdays 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM register in person or by phone Limited to 8 participants Adults 55 and older Art For A Lifetime Series
Castle Hill LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Playful Active Writing: Inclusive Poetry Workshop
Explore creative writing in a workshop series tailored to support the individual differences of children with Autism and other developmental disabilities. P.A.W. Poetry (Playful Active Writing) sessions will engage kids ages 8-12 in reading, wordplay, and fun writing activities as we explore connections between movement and literacy-learning. Over six 30-minute sessions, kids will discover how movement helps us understand rhythm, rhythm helps us understand poetry, and poetry helps us understand…
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Isha Foundation: Meditation for Relaxation
Isha Foundation, founded by Sadhguru, is a volunteer-run, international nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating human potential. These practices or technologies for well-being are based on the science of Upa Yoga. This session offers a simple but powerful practice involving breath and guided meditation to bring stability, balance, and a deep sense of peace, joy and love from within. No prior meditation experience needed. Benefits: Can relieve chronic ailments, relieve stress, anx…
67th Street LibraryAdults
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 Library
Kells-Grennie American Legion Post 316
Children,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Adult Tech Time
Need more time to finish a job application? Need to work on a resume? Ask for more information at the service desk.
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Adult Craft Corner: Knitting Social
A get together for knitters to work on a current project, learn new techniques, or begin a new craft. All skill levels are welcome. Open to Adults only, this special makerspace program is part of our Adult Craft Corner series where we provide the space and materials for you to conduct quick and easy DIY projects. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
South Beach LibraryAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
Today
@ 3 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 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
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Adult Crafts
Join us as we create seasonal crafts that will keep you warm, decorate your home and make you smile. Meet people from the community that share similar interests.
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 3 p.m.
All About Computers
Walk-Around Computer Tutor
A staff person will walk around the computer lab to assist with any computer/tech questions. Mondays 5 PM - 6 PM Saturdays 3 PM - 4 PM No registration is required.
Pelham Bay 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
@ 3:30 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
Sun, February 25
@ 1 p.m.
Ongoing
TechConnect
Open Lab
Need extra time on the computer? Have questions about how to access or use certain Web sites? Want to learn how to cut and paste? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance!
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
Sun, February 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Bug 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,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, February 26
@ 4 a.m.
Little Artists
Are you the next Matisse? van Gogh? Kahlo? Come create with us! Each week we will learn about a different artist and their work and then create an inspired work of process-based art together. All materials provided. Limited to the first 15 children and their caregivers. Ages 4-12.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, February 26
@ 9 a.m.
Mental Health First Aid Training
Mental Health First Aid Training Learn to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenges and crises. Please visit https://mhfa_pcl.timetap.com to sign up and learn more! These FREE trainings are from 9:00AM-5:00PM. This event is sponsored by NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomAdults
Mon, February 26
@ 9:15 a.m.
All About Computers
Advanced Email
Learn how to: manage your contacts through your address book, and how to send and receive document and picture files as email attachments Prerequisite: Email for Beginners or an active web-based email account
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, February 26
@ 9:30 a.m.
TechConnect
MS PowerPoint | Image Editing
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Powerpoint 2010. Topics include using transitions, animations, etc..
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
Mon, February 26
@ 10 a.m.
Open Lab Mornings
Walk in every Monday morning from 10am to 1pm and get one-on-one help with your computer and technology questions. Registration is not required; walk-ins are welcome. Cada lunes, ofrecemos ayuda personal con computadoras y technologia, de 10am hasta las 1pm.
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Mon, February 26
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
iPad入門教學 (iPad Basics)
This class taught in Mandarin Chinese only. iPad的基本概念以及操作方法
Chatham Square LibraryAdults
Mon, February 26
@ 10 a.m.
Art Cart
Our Art Cart will be wheeled out to the main floor the full day for you to take what you need and create independently!
Countee Cullen Library, Teen SpaceTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, February 26
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
Open Lab Mornings
Walk in every Monday morning from 10am to 1pm and get one-on-one help with your computer and technology questions. Cada lunes, ofrecemos ayuda personal con computadoras y technologia, de 10am hasta las 1pm. Registration is not required; walk-ins are welcome.
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Mon, February 26
@ 10 a.m.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Throg's Neck Library - February 2018
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…
Throg's Neck LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Mon, February 26
@ 10 a.m.
Computer Basics
Learn about the various types and components of computers, including basic computer terminology, an overview of operating systems, and popular software applications.
Soundview LibraryAdults
Mon, February 26
@ 10 a.m.
Meditative Coloring at Wakefield!
Meditative Coloring has been shown to be relaxing, and to reduce stress for Adults and Seniors. Coloring is NOT just for kids anymore. Come join us daily from 11am for a relaxing, stress reducing fun time. All materials are provided FREE of charge. Families Welcome! Meditative Coloring is Known for the Following: HEALTH BENEFITS I: Coloring will help YOU to forget YOUR stresses and troubles in YOUR life. HEALTH BENEFITS II: Coloring will help YOU to lower YOUR blood pressure…
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Mon, February 26
@ 10 a.m.
Wakefield Open Computer Lab!
Do you need some practice time on the computer? Then Wakefield's Open Computer Lab is free computer time for you to hone your computer skills! And OPEN LAB will NOT count against your daily computer appointment. Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 10am-2pm Please Note: there will be no instructor nor will there be any lesson for this program. It is simply free practice time for you on the computer.
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Mon, February 26
@ 10 a.m.
It's Tax Time. Get Your Refund!
You can prepare and file your tax return electronically with some help from a tax assistant...all for free. This service is offered on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays at the Chatham Square Library. It will run from January 29th through April 17th. To participate in this free program, you must: Earn less than $64,000 per year (per tax return) Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documentation and information; it is listed below. For more inf…
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, February 26
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Babies & Brew: Playtime for Them, Coffee for You!
Join us for a fun, unstructured playtime for you and your youngest children. Enjoy coffee & snacks while the little ones socialize and play with our early literacy toys. This is a drop in program so no pre-registration required.
Tottenville LibraryAdults,
Parents/Caregivers
Mon, February 26
@ 10:30 a.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.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults
Mon, February 26
@ 10:30 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
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 formatting.
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, South Court Classroom AAdults
Mon, February 26
@ 10:30 a.m.
Family Literacy Workshop: Block Party
Join us for a block-building party as we provide an amazing array of blocks and building toys to inspire interactive play between babies, toddlers, and their grown-ups. We'll also share tips for parents and caregivers about how to maximize the developmental benefits of block play as they play together at home. Play is an essential activity for babies and toddlers. By guiding little learners through rich and engaging play experiences, parents and caregivers can build a foundation for early lite…
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomInfant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, February 26
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Open Lab
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!
Throg's Neck LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, February 26
@ 11 a.m.
Computer Class
Come and join the West Farms team as we learn the basic computer programs that are essential for PC users. Students will learn how to use Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Word, web browsers, social media, and much more! Our program is a la carte.
West Farms Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, February 26
@ 11 a.m.
TechConnect
Excel Genius Class 4: Tables and Data Validation
Excel Genius is a new set of classes aimed at students who have taken the Beginner and Intermediate Excel courses, or who have good fundamental knowledge of Excel, and who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the world’s most popular spreadsheet application. Each class will cover a topic in depth and then give students exercises that apply that knowledge to real world situations. While we recommend that students take the classes in order, there are no attendance requirements, and stude…
Countee Cullen Library, TechConnect Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, February 26
@ 11 a.m.
Internet & Email
Computacion Privadas
Si desea aprender a navegar el internet, obtener un correo electrónico con Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail o aprender como usar tu Facebook, Skype, Oovoo, Tableta personal, Laptop, o Nook, puede llamar a la biblioteca y preguntar por Caroline. Para las clases privadas tiene que llamar y hacer una cita. Las clases duran una hora. Tenemos clases privadas por la mañana y por la tarde. Elija la hora y el dia que usted quiere tomar las clases privadas. Las clases que ofrecemos de computación en español son:…
Hunts Point LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
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