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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, October 23
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Workshop: Read, Talk, Sing, Write, Play!
Join us for our family literacy workshop series. Each Monday, we'll explore one of the five pillars of early childhood education, reading, talking, singing, writing, and playing, and discuss easy ways to incorporate them into everyday life. Refreshments will be served. For parents and caregivers and their children.
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
Early Childhood Educators,
Children,
Teachers
Mon, October 23
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Five Senses
Get ready for some ooey gooey family fun in this new five-session workshop, offered at several library locations! A family program designed for preschool children and their caregivers, these sessions will be a hands-on exploration of the five senses hearing, touch, smell, taste and sight. Workshop series is FREE.
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Mon, October 23
@ 4 p.m.
TechConnect
Coder Games with Tynker
Participants learn code in a fun and easy way using Tynker to create video games in a 6-week challenge. Prizes include a t-shirt and gift card. Snacks will be provided. Ages 10-18. Registration is required
Wakefield LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, October 23
@ 4 p.m.
TechConnect
Coder Games with Tynker
Participants learn to code in a fun and easy way using Tynker to create video games in a 6 week challenge. Prizes include a t-shirt and gift card. Snacks will be provided. Ages 10 to 15.
High Bridge LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, October 23
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Creative Carnival
Step right up to this interactive event, where you'll learn how to build popular rides and games out of LEGO® bricks! You'll also learn to "power up" your creations with LEGO® Power Functions. Each workshop is 90 minutes long. Week 1: From Maze to Funhouse- Participants will share their experiences with mazes and fun-houses, design original mazes for a building challenge, solve mazes created by other students, and compare and contrast features of a maze and funhouse. Week 2: Race Cars -…
Port Richmond LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, October 23
@ 4 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)
Mon, October 23
@ 4 p.m.
Musical Mondays
Drums Guitar Bass Keyboard Vocals If this sounds a lot like the game "Rock Band" to you, then you'd be correct. But before it was a video game, it's how people made music. Come jam with the Stapleton Teens every Monday that we're open. All skill levels welcome, from absolute beginners to virtuoso masters. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Ages 12 and up.
Stapleton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, October 23
@ 4 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
MS Excel 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting & print previewing worksheets.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 4 p.m.
Teen and Tween Tech Club
For ages 10+. This weekly series will introduce teens and tweens to many coding, computer building, and tinkering tools, including PixelKit, Dash, Sphero, iPad software and more. Everyone will have an opportunity to choose the tools they use to create the projects that they want to build.
Inwood LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, October 23
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime: Stories & Crafts
Read aloud and messy art projects for young children. Wear your art clothes. Smocks will be provided.
96th Street LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, October 23
@ 4 p.m.
Lego Builders!
We'll break out the Legos and other building materials. You supply the creativity and building skills! Ages 4-12.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, October 23
@ 4 p.m.
Tech Help Mondays
If you have a tech problem, question, or would just like some individualized tech tutorials, sign up for a 20 minute appointment with a librarian for personal attention and instruction! Please make sure to sign up at the circulation desk or call us to reserve your spot. There will be three 20-minute appointments available each week.
Sedgwick LibraryAdults,
50+,
Immigrants,
Adults
Mon, October 23
@ 4 p.m.
Homework Help
Start the school year right by setting aside time to do your homework. Get stuck? Librarians will also provide basic homework help.
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, October 23
@ 4:30 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Advanced MS Excel 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
58th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, October 23
@ 4:30 p.m.
Back-to-School Open House
Get a new start at the Library this school year! This fall, we’re hosting back-to-school events in every branch! Learn about all the great educational resources available at your neighborhood library- from millions of books to program, computer access, online resources, and more- all for FREE. PLUS! Questions about your library card? Have books you need to return? We can help you! FEATURED PROGRAM Hotspot Event and Parent Workshop
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, October 23
@ 4:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Workshop
Join us for our family literacy workshop. We’ll explore the five pillars of early childhood education, reading, talking, singing, writing, and playing, and discuss easy ways to incorporate them into everyday life. Refreshments will be served. For parents/caregivers and their children.
Clason's Point LibraryAdults,
Parents/Caregivers
Mon, October 23
@ 4:30 p.m.
Math & Reading homework help
Free math & reading homework help will be available on Mondays & Tuesdays for children in grades K-6, on a first come first serve basis, Please sign-up that day at the front desk to reserve a spot. (Maximum of 4 children per session).
Castle Hill LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, October 23
@ 4:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Open Lab - Individualized Help with Technology
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Want to start an online job search? Bring technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Hands on help using the computers in the CRW lab. Computers are provided but if you have your own laptop, tablet or smartphone, you are welcome and encouraged to bring that too.
Seward Park Library, Adult Learning CenterAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 4:45 p.m.
Quilting with a Purpose
Come help make quilts to be given to needy children. Sewing experience required!
Morningside Heights, Story Hour RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, October 23
@ 5 p.m.
Comic Book Club - The Dark Knight Returns
Join the West Farms Comic Book Club as we read Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Gotham City is reeling from rampant crime and villainous masterminds who are controlling the city. A retired Bruce Wayne is faced with his most difficult challenge yet: will he remain in retirement or will the Dark Knight return?
West Farms Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 5 p.m.
Homework Help
Need extra help with your Math or Science homework? Sit in with our volunteer tutor and work out those head scratching questions. For children in grades K-7. Please register for a 30 minute session.
Bloomingdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, October 23
@ 5 p.m.
Homework Help
Need help completing you homework assignments? Stop by during homework help hours. All ages.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, October 23
@ 5 p.m.
Homework Help
Join us every Monday and Wednesday for help with school studies. Library staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide study assistance for children in grades K-6.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, October 23
@ 5:30 p.m.
Meditation with Jim Rose
FINDING INNER PEACE AND CALMNESS THROUGH MEDITATION Join Jim Rose, long time meditator for this deep and engaging meditation workshop. Jim lectures regularly on the benefits of meditation and has been practicing himself for many years. During this workshop he will talk about the journey of finding lasting peace, happiness and a greater sense of wellbeing. Jim will share a simple technique of spiritual meditation (explained and practiced during the session) that can help us achieve a lasting…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Mon, October 23
@ 5:30 p.m.
Back-to-School Open House
Get a new start at the Library this school year! This fall, we’re hosting back-to-school events in every branch! Learn about all the great educational resources available at your neighborhood library- from millions of books to program, computer access, online resources, and more- all for FREE. PLUS! Questions about your library card? Have books you need to return? We can help you! FEATURED PROGRAM Community Resource Fair
George Bruce LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, October 23
@ 5:30 p.m.
Solved! Curing Your Medical Insurance Problems
Too often consumers find themselves paying much more money than they expected, getting much less than they bargained for. Medical care is no exception. Adria Goldman Gross, co-author of “Solved, Curing Your Medical Insurance Problems” and “Multi Payer Medicine Nightmare Made in the USA” will discuss the following topics, Denied, Overcharged, Out- of-Network, Going Nowhere Claims; 2 Midnight-3 Midnight Rules for Medicare; NYS Surprise Bill Law and much more. This book will show readers had…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 5:30 p.m.
Yorkville Writing Circle
Need a quiet space to write? Want to meet other writers in the neighborhood? Come join our writing circle at Yorkville! All writing styles, levels, and genres are welcomed. Participants will free write in our quiet Community Room and have the opportunity to discuss their work with other participants. No sign-ups required.
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, October 23
@ 5:30 p.m.
DRAWING CLASS - Perspective:its problems and applications
8 hour course in 4 sessions conducted by Prof Dario Fernando Bolivar, graphic designer, 2d animator, and illustrator. October 23 - One vanishing point and the horizon line, basics and concepts. October 30 - Illustration with one vanishing point persperctive. November 6 - Two vanishing points perspective. November 13 - Illustration with two vanishing points perspective. Attendance to all sessions is highly suggested but not required. To register visit or call 212-924-1585. Limited to ten…
Muhlenberg Library, Conference RoomAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 5:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Open Lab - Individualized Help with Technology
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Want to start an online job search? Bring technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Hands on help using the computers in the CRW lab. Computers are provided but if you have your own laptop, tablet or smartphone, you are welcome and encouraged to bring that too.
Seward Park Library, Adult Learning CenterAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 5:30 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Classes: St. Agnes Library - October 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
Mon, October 23
@ 6 p.m.
Library HotSpot Patron Lending Event
The Library HotSpot Program is a collaborative program by New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library and Department of Education to provide thousands of NYC K12 students with free internet access for the rest of the school year. This program addresses the needs of more than 1 in 5 New York City households who do not have home access to high-speed internet services. In order to participate in the Library HotSpot Program, you must register for and attend a patron l…
Macomb's Bridge LibraryAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 6 p.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
Mon, October 23
@ 6:30 p.m.
Library HotSpot Patron Lending Event
The Library HotSpot Program is a collaborative program by New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library and Department of Education to provide thousands of NYC K12 students with free Internet access for the rest of the school year. This program addresses the needs of more than 1 in 5 New York City households who do not have home access to high-speed Internet services. In order to participate in the Library HotSpot Program, you must register for and attend a patron le…
St. George Library CenterParents/Caregivers
Tue, October 24
@ 9:30 a.m.
TechConnect
iPad Tips & Tricks
Do you want to get more out of your Apple device? Stuck in a rut with web browsing and Facebooking? There's a lot to do and we can show you.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, October 24
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
Twitter Basics
Learn about the online social network Twitter.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults
Tue, October 24
@ 10 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Intermediate MS Excel 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
Morningside Heights, Computer ClassroomAdults
Tue, October 24
@ 10 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
MS Excel 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting & print previewing worksheets.
New Dorp LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, October 24
@ 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: Col…
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Tue, October 24
@ 10 a.m.
Wakefield Gaming
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Familes Welcome Daily from 11am More Info
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Tue, October 24
@ 10 a.m.
One-on-One Computer Help
October: 3, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 and 31 Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00am – 1:00pm This class is right for you if you need help in: Basic Mouse & Keyboard Microsoft Word Email Resume Other Basic Needs Please register for one of our available sessions See a staff member at the front desk for more info.
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults
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