Today's Events for Adults at NYPL node/62451?audience=4332 From lectures to films to programs for children, come to one of the many events and programs at the New York Public Library. en Reading Without Walls: Author Event with Gene Luen Yang and Sesame Street (53rd Street Library) // <div class="vevent"> <p><span class="location">53rd Street Library</span> <br /><abbr class="dtstart" title="2016-09-25T10:00:00-04:00">Sunday, September 25 - 10:00 am</abbr></p><div class="summary"><p> </p> <p>Join the New York Public Library in partnership with Sesame Workshop (the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street!) on SUN SEPT 25th from 10:30am-12pm (doors open at 10:15am), as we welcome the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, <a href="" rel="nofollow">Gene Luen Yang</a>, joined by his furry friend, Sesame Street’s Walkaround Grover, to celebrate the 45<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Sesame Street classic storybook,The Monster at the End of this Book. Yang will read aloud this time-honored tale (first published in 1971 by Little Golden Books) and will discuss his '<a href="" rel="nofollow">Reading Without Walls</a>' initiative, which encourages readers to explore books of diverse voices, genres, and formats. </p> <p>Sesame Street’s Walkaround Grover will greet attendees, followed by Yang’s read-aloud of The Monster at the End of this Book. Yang will then participate in a short Q&amp;A and discussion about his  'Reading Without Walls' initiative. This event will conclude with a book signing by Yang and a photo opportunity with Walkaround Grover. </p> <p>In the spirit of celebration, each attendee will receive their very own copy of The Monster at the End of this Book, courtesy of Random House Children's Books.</p> <p>This ticketed event is free and open to the public.</p> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">RSVP Recommended</a>   <p>10:15am: Doors open - meet Walkaround Grover! </p> <p>10:45-11:15am: Storytime with Gene Luen Yang; introduction to Reading Without Walls challenge  </p> <p>11:15am-12:00pm: Gene Luen Yang signing + photos withWalkaround Grover! (*photos with Walkaround Grover will end at 11:45am; 1 photo with Walkaround Grover per family)</p> <p> </p> <p>____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________</p> <p>GENE LUEN YANG is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.  He has written and drawn many comics, including the hit <a href=";suite=def">Avatar: The Last Airbender</a> series. <a href=";suite=def">American Born Chinese </a>was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. He also won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for <a href=";suite=def">Boxers</a> &amp; <a href=";suite=def">Saints</a>. Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p>SESAME WORKSHOP is the nonprofit media and educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Sesame Workshop is active in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>.</p> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">REGISTER HERE</a> for this event  <p>____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">BANNED BOOKS WEEK </a>(Sept 25th-Oct 1st) annually celebrates the freedom to read. Highlighting the value of free and open access to information, <a href="" rel="nofollow">Banned Books Week</a> brings together librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types in shared support of the freedom to seek, to publish, to read, and to express ideas .</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow">RWW Flier2.pdf</a></p> </div> </div> New E-Reader App-SimplyE Download e-books (Bronx Library Center) // <div class="vevent"> <p><span class="location">Bronx Library Center, Technology Training Center</span> <br /><abbr class="dtstart" title="2016-09-25T13:00:00-04:00">Sunday, September 25 - 1:00 pm</abbr></p><div class="summary"><p>Learn how to use SimplyE to download ebooks onto your kindle, nook, PC or Mac computer. This is a new way that the library is making downloading and reading ebooks on your device or computer even easier!</p> </div> </div> Sunday Movies: Diane (Mid-Manhattan Library) // <div class="vevent"> <p><span class="location">Mid-Manhattan Library</span> <br /><abbr class="dtstart" title="2016-09-25T14:00:00-04:00">Sunday, September 25 - 2:00 pm</abbr></p><div class="summary"><p>A beautiful woman serving as adviser to the King of France falls for his son. </p> <p>Directed by David Miller</p> <p>Starring Lana Turner, Pedro Armendariz, and Roger Moore</p> <p>DVD | Color | 1955 | 110 mins | Warner Bros.</p> </div> </div> Searching Besides Google: Learning Express (Bronx Library Center) // <div class="vevent"> <p><span class="location">Bronx Library Center, Technology Training Center</span> <br /><abbr class="dtstart" title="2016-09-25T15:30:00-04:00">Sunday, September 25 - 3:30 pm</abbr></p><div class="summary"><p>Take a multitude of exams on this database. Exams for adults include LSAT, GRE, TASC, GMAT, etc. It's great to practice online first to improve your score when you actually take the test. The database also includes occupational exams, such as for the medical and other professions. Exams for school age kids are also included.</p> </div> </div> Build Your Financial Future (Parkchester Library) // <div class="vevent"> <p><span class="location">Parkchester Library, Children's Room<br/> Holy Rosary Summer Camp</span> <br /><abbr class="dtstart" title="2016-09-25T17:30:00-04:00">Sunday, September 25 - 5:30 pm</abbr></p><div class="summary"> <p>Financial Planning: Building Your Financial Future</p> <p>At a time when the personal debt level and economic inequality are at record highs in our nation’s history, many people are unsure who to turn to and trust for guidance. With intimidating investing terms, hidden fees and product sales—and so many financial professionals out there—it can be very overwhelming to know where to start. While there are areas of overlap and synergy among financial professionals, there are also important distinctions in the services provided. Financial planners and advisers help clients reach specific longer-term financial goals through the appropriate investment vehicles or products.</p> </div> </div>