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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Fri, October 20
@ 10:30 a.m.
Chair Yoga
Join us for an exercise class geared to seniors as Bloomingdale Aging in Place presents Chair Yoga. If you are interested in attending please contact info@bloominplace.org or call (212) 842-8831.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, October 20
@ 10:30 a.m.
Plaster Sculpture Workshop
With the guidance of artist Francine Perlman, YOU will create sculpture through a variety of methods: mixing and pouring plaster into existing containers of various shapes, carving into the hardened shapes, joining the molded shapes together, and draping plaster-dipped strips of fabric or paper over existing forms or shaped wire mesh. After forms are complete, they may be painted or decorated in other ways. This is a fun and freewheeling class with the goal of completing one or more pieces in tw…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Fri, October 20
@ 10:30 a.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
Fri, October 20
@ 10:30 a.m.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Roosevelt Island 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 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…
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Fri, October 20
@ 11 a.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.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, October 20
@ 11 a.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 Puppet Show
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, October 20
@ 11 a.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 After Storytime and throughout the day.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, October 20
@ 11 a.m.
Bird of the Month: The Cardinal
Come join us at our monthly bird watchers club meeting as we discuss the crimson favorite!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryAdults
Fri, October 20
@ 11 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.
Woodstock LibraryAdults
Fri, October 20
@ 11:30 a.m.
eLibrary/SimplyE Hour
eLibrary/SimplyE Hour Learn how to use Overdrive and check out library ebooks on your computer, Kindle, Nook and iPad. For a hands on experience, please bring your laptop and eReading devices.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryAdults
Fri, October 20
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Workshop: Fun Learning With Shapes
Parents and caregivers, come learn about fun, easy ways to encourage literacy at home! Through these workshops you will learn how to develop your child's pre-literacy skills to help prepare them to become successful readers at an early age! Refreshments will be provided.
Countee Cullen Library, Children's RoomParents/Caregivers
Fri, October 20
@ 12 noon
FREE Beginner Jewelry Making WorkshopHamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults
Fri, October 20
@ 12 noon
TechConnect
Walk-in Computer Help
Do you need quick help with a computer problem? Confused as to how to download e-books on your new smartphone or tablet? Stop into the Riverdale Branch Monday through Friday at 12 PM and someone will be available to help you. First come, first served. *Smartphone and tablet users should know device password in order to download apps. **Kindle users should know their Amazon account username (e-mail address associated with your account) and password.
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, October 20
@ 12 noon
TechConnect
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Come to the Riverdale branch and sit down with a librarian for a 30-45 minute individualized computer appointment. Learn how to open a new email account, save documents, browse the Internet, download NYPL e-books, etc. Make a list of your questions and get them answered. E-reader, tablet and smartphone users welcomed. By appointment only. Appointments are not limited to Fridays. Please call 718-549-1212 .
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Fri, October 20
@ 1 p.m.
Tech Help Fridays
Get started with borrowing ebooks on your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader. Learn how to take advantage of free access to new media from the comfort of your own home. Drop by the table near the front door with your device to get one-on-one help!
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Fri, October 20
@ 1 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft 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.
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, October 20
@ 1 p.m.
Adult Silver Coloring
Increase mindfulness by coloring cool intricate designs. Coloring can combat stress and stimulate brain areas related to motor skills, sensory perception, and creativity... and it's just plain fun! All materials are provided.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, October 20
@ 1 p.m.
Computers for Beginners
Overwhelmed by technology? Don't know which button to click or press or how on earth to access anything online? This class is for you! Get an easy, friendly introduction to computing and how to guard your privacy online. Learn what all the fuss is about and join the technology revolution.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, October 20
@ 1 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Advanced MS Word 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, and headers and footers.
58th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, October 20
@ 1 p.m.
Adult Chinese Craft Program 手工藝術節目
Please join us! 201 Chinese Craft Programs. 請加入我們 201班---中國手工藝 。
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Fri, October 20
@ 1 p.m.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Pelham Bay 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 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…
Pelham Bay LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Fri, October 20
@ 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
Fri, October 20
@ 2 p.m.
Muhlenberg Poetry Club
Yes, you can be a poet! You are invited to join the Muhlenberg Poets, a collegial group who read and work together. Please bring 12 copies of your poem. Meets the Third Friday of the Month, 2 PM–4 PM in the Third Floor Conference Room
Muhlenberg Library, Conference RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Fri, October 20
@ 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. We will be working with clay for our Ictober sessions. *All materials provided. *All Public Library Programs are free of charge. *Materials are first come first serve. .
Countee Cullen LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, October 20
@ 2 p.m.
TechConnect
Get Your Resume Right
This hands-on class will guide you through formatting your resume in Microsoft word. Please bring a written draft of your resume and a USB drive to save and / or print your resume.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
Job Seekers
Fri, October 20
@ 2 p.m.
One-On-One Computer Sessions
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Here is a list of possible one-on-one computer session you can inquire about: Emailing Microsoft Word Microsoft PowerPoint Basic Internet Facebook Our one-on-one 30-minute computer sessions will be on Fridays between 2:00pm - 4:00pm. **Please register at the front desk OR call for available time slots.**
Soundview LibraryAdults
Fri, October 20
@ 2:30 p.m.
Adult Knitting Club
ADULT KNITTING CLUB Seward Park Branch Library Fridays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27 @2:30PM - 4PM. Bring your own knitting needles and yarn!
Seward Park LibraryAdults
Fri, October 20
@ 2:30 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 Open Lab - Staff offering overview of all educational/recreational databases 2:30-3:30 and Chi…
Morris Park LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, October 20
@ 2:30 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
Fri, October 20
@ 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
Fri, October 20
@ 3 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 Lending Event
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, October 20
@ 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 LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, October 20
@ 3 p.m.
TechConnect
Kids Coding Club with Google CS First*
Kids coding club using Google CS First. For Children Ages 8-12. Registration Required. Limit 10 Children.
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, October 20
@ 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
Fri, October 20
@ 3:15 p.m.
Dot & Dash Coding
coding class for kids 6+ taught by volunteer Cristina Mota
67th Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, October 20
@ 3:15 p.m.
Make One, Take One: Bracelet Making
Make One, Take One: Bracelet Making Learn how to make a simple rubberband bracelet - no loom required! Ages 5-11 Please note, this program is limited to 10 participants. Register in advance in person or by calling 212-679-2645
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, October 20
@ 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 LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, October 20
@ 3:30 p.m.
Mandarin for Teens
This workshop combines Chinese language, art and cultural together. This is a perfect opportunity for teenagers to learn mandarin speaking as well as Chinese characters and reading in a very short period of time. After 10 -15 workshops, participants will be able to use mandarin in daily conversation or travel to China as well as being exposed to 5,000 years of Chinese culture, history, geography and philosophy. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by Wall Street Chinese
Mosholu LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, October 20
@ 3:30 p.m.
How to Haunt a House for Halloween
Learn how to make a "haunted house" based upon Friedhoffer's book in library's collection How to Haunt a House for Halloween. For ages 13 - 18 years old. Presented by Bob Friedhoffer
Riverdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, October 20
@ 3:30 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 Ask us about our weekly programs for kids and teens.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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