Visit your New York Public Library and check out the following events for Adults:

APRIL 2019 Events for Adults on Staten Island | The New York Public Library

 

 

Visit your New York Public Library and check out the following events for Adults on Staten Island:

Monday April 1st
@ 11 a.m.

TAX PREP

Tax Prep with AARP

It’s tax time! Get your refund. From now through April 15th at our branch. We’re hosting tax prep with AARP who can help you prepare and file your tax return electronically—all for free. To participate in this program, you must: Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documents and information (review the relevant PDF below see what information you will need to bring with you to file your taxes) The New York Public Library is committed to m…

West New Brighton LibraryAdultsMon, April 1
@ 11 a.m.

TAX PREP

Tax Prep with VITA

It’s tax time! Get your refund. From now through April 15th at our branch. We’re hosting tax prep with VITA who can help you prepare and file your tax return electronically—all for free. To participate in this program, you must: Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documents and information (review the relevant PDF below see what information you will need to bring with you to file your taxes) The New York Public Library is committed to m…

Dongan Hills LibraryAdultsMon, April 1
@ 11 a.m.FOTM NYC – Parenting Skills Class

Instructors from Families on the Move NYC hold this weekly course to connect and advocate for families and youth in need of guidance through the educational and social systems.

Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdultsMon, April 1
@ 11:30 a.m.

CREATIVE AGING

Creative Aging: Landscape Painting in Watercolors

The Creative Aging program series is geared for older adults aged 50+. From Monday, April 1 through Monday, May 6, we’re hosting Landscape Painting in Watercolors. Classes will be taught by Kathy Kranz Fieramosca, a fine arts painter and teaching artist. Learn the principles of landscape painting using the medium of watercolor. The workshop will cover basic watercolor techniques along with the procedure of painting skies, trees, and rocks, all the elements of a landscape. A lesson on achievi…

Great Kills LibraryAdults,
50+,
AdultsMon, April 1
@ 11:30 a.m.

ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

We Speak NYC English Conversation Groups: New Dorp Library – April 2019

We Speak NYC is an Emmy Award-winning 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 Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other adults from around the world. NO RE…

New Dorp LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
ImmigrantsMon, April 1
@ 12:30 p.m.Monday Matinee

Join us every Monday at 12:30, we will show a new and exciting film from the NYPL’s vast film archives.

Dongan Hills LibraryAdultsMon, April 1
@ 1 p.m.AHRC NYC – Film Lovers’ Club

Local organization AHRC NYC screens films with cultural and/or historic significance to discuss the overlying themes and historic influences of today’s classics.

Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults,
Persons with DisabilitiesMon, April 1
@ 5:15 p.m.Bubbly & Paint

Register for a fun filled art class for all skill levels at the Mariners Harbor Library. Enjoy a complementary glass of sparkling cider while getting in touch with your inner artist. Registration required. Please call the branch to register. Adults 18 +

Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
50+,
AdultsTue, April 2
@ 10:30 a.m.Crocheting and Knitting for Beginners

All those who wish to practice crocheting and knitting are welcome. An experienced crocheter will be available to help.

Huguenot Park LibraryAdultsTue, April 2
@ 11 a.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.

West New Brighton LibraryAdultsTue, April 2
@ 12:30 p.m.AHRC NYC – Tech Group

Local organization AHRC NYC comes to the library to teach technology basics on smart phones and tablets.

Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults,
Persons with DisabilitiesTue, April 2
@ 12:30 p.m.

SUPERVISED LAB

Open Lab

Are you having trouble with your email? Don’t know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? bring in your devices and technology questions and get assistance! *No registration required for scheduled Open Labs. First come, first served.

Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
50+,
AdultsTue, April 2
@ 1 p.m.

TECHCONNECT

Navigating NYC 311 Website

Learn how the NYC 311 website can save you time. In this class we explore commonly used services including filing a noise complaint, paying tickets and other tools.

Richmondtown Library, Technology Training CenterAdultsTue, April 2
@ 4 p.m.Open Lab

Are you having trouble with your tech? Bring in your devices and technology questions and get assistance!

Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryAdults,
50+,
AdultsWed, April 3
@ 11 a.m.

TAX PREP

Tax Prep with AARP

It’s tax time! Get your refund. From now through April 15th at our branch. We’re hosting tax prep with AARP who can help you prepare and file your tax return electronically—all for free. To participate in this program, you must: Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documents and information (review the relevant PDF below see what information you will need to bring with you to file your taxes) The New York Public Library is committed to m…

West New Brighton LibraryAdultsWed, April 3
@ 11 a.m.Italian Language Club

Join us at Huguenot Library’s Italian Language Club to celebrate Italian language and culture. For those of you who enjoy speaking Italian but are lacking in partners or are looking for new people to converse with in Italian.

Huguenot Park LibraryAdultsWed, April 3
@ 11 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!

New Dorp LibraryAdultsWed, April 3
@ 11 a.m.Tenant Support Unit – Table

Representatives from Tenant Support Unit offer information and support about tenants’ rights to NYCHA residents and other library patrons.

Stapleton LibraryAdultsWed, April 3
@ 11 a.m.

ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

We Speak NYC English Conversation Groups: Stapleton Library – April 2019

We Speak NYC is an Emmy Award-winning 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 Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other adults from around the world. NO RE…

Stapleton LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
ImmigrantsWed, April 3
@ 11 a.m.

ALL ABOUT COMPUTERS

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!

Tottenville LibraryAdults,
50+,
AdultsWed, April 3
@ 11:30 a.m.Meditative Art: Zentangle the Mind

Untangle your mind with Zentangle, a meditative art style that takes doodling to another level by creating beautiful, intricate, hand drawn images using structured patterns. This relaxing art form is simple to understand and easy to enjoy- even if you are convinced you are not an artist!

South Beach LibraryAdults,
50+,
AdultsWed, April 3
@ 11:30 a.m.Adult Craft for April: Create Your Own Blooming Spring Wreath

Welcome in spring with a blooming spring wreath created by you. All materials are provided. Supplies are limited. Please call or visit the library to register.

Great Kills LibraryAdultsWed, April 3
@ 1 p.m.NYC CHR – Table

NYC Commission on Human Rights offers information to patrons about their rights as citizens, workers, and tenants.

Stapleton LibraryAdultsWed, April 3
@ 1 p.m.Knitting & Crocheting Club

Come meet your fellow stitchers in the neighborhood. Bring along your latest project to share.

Great Kills Library, Community RoomAdultsThu, April 4
@ 11 a.m.

TAX PREP

Tax Prep with AARP

It’s tax time! Get your refund. From now through April 11th at our branch. We’re hosting tax prep with AARP who can help you prepare and file your tax return electronically—all for free. To participate in this program, you must: Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documents and information (review the relevant PDF below see what information you will need to bring with you to file your taxes) The New York Public Library is committed to…

Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryAdultsThu, April 4
@ 11 a.m.

TAX PREP

Tax Prep with VITA

It’s tax time! Get your refund. From now through April 15th at our branch. We’re hosting tax prep with VITA who can help you prepare and file your tax return electronically—all for free. To participate in this program, you must: Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documents and information (review the relevant PDF below see what information you will need to bring with you to file your taxes) The New York Public Library is committed to m…

Dongan Hills LibraryAdultsThu, April 4
@ 11 a.m.

TECHCONNECT

Technology Open Lab

Have technology questions? Bring them to our Open Lab. No registration required.

Richmondtown Library, Technology Training CenterAdultsThu, April 4
@ 1 p.m.

TECHCONNECT

Open Computer Help

Join us for an open lab session for basic help with such programs as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Email and Google applications.

Dongan Hills LibraryAdults,
50+,
AdultsThu, April 4
@ 2 p.m.Free Computer Classes — Open Lab

In this open-form workshop, NYPL staff will go over any patron concerns and questions regarding computers, smartphones, and tablets. Laptops provided for participants.

Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdultsThu, April 4
@ 3 p.m.

SUPERVISED LAB

Open Lab

Are you having trouble with your email? Don’t know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? bring in your devices and technology questions and get assistance! *No registration required for scheduled Open Labs. First come, first served.

Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults

DATE/TIME TITLE/DESCRIPTION LOCATION AUDIENCE
Thu, April 4
@ 4:30 p.m.
Adult Craft Corner: Paper Quilling

 

This is a unique craft introducing the art of paper quilling which involves the use of thin strips of paper being rolled, shaped and glued together to create decorative designs. Each month showcases a new design. This month we will be quilling sunflower earrings!

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, April 4
@ 5 p.m.
TECHCONNECT

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! No registration required. First come, first served.
St. George Library Center Adults
Fri, April 5
@ 10:30 a.m.
Great Kills Adult Coloring Group

 

Tired of seeing the world in black and white or dealing with the gray areas of life? Immerse yourself in the stress reducing and meditative world of coloring. As seen on Fox News, NBC News and USA Today, this new trend has many health benefits. Come color with us. You will be tickled pink. We will supply the coloring sheets and colored pencils. This group meets on Fridays at 10:30 am.
Great Kills Library Adults
Fri, April 5
@ 11:30 a.m.
CREATIVE AGING

Creative Aging: Watercolor Painting

Creative Aging program series is geared for older adults aged 50+. From April 5 – May 10 we will be hosting a professional paint workshop at our branch featuring the art form of watercolor. The workshop will cover basic watercolor techniques along with the procedure of painting skies, trees, and rocks, all the elements of a landscape. At the end of the workshop there will be an exhibition of paintings done in the class. To participate in this program, you must pre-register. Registration opens F…

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, April 5
@ 12 noon
TAX PREP

Tax Prep with VITA

It’s tax time! Get your refund. From now through April 12th at our branch. We’re hosting tax prep with VITA who can help you prepare and file your tax return electronically—all for free. To participate in this program, you must: Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documents and information (review the relevant PDF below see what information you will need to bring with you to file your taxes) The New York Public Library is committed to m…
Richmondtown Library Adults
Fri, April 5
@ 1:30 p.m.
American Mah Jongg

 

Get together to swap tiles and stories with other patrons from the neighborhood.
New Dorp Library Adults
Sat, April 6
@ 10 a.m.
GetCoveredNYC – Table

 

Organization GetCoveredNYC assists New Yorkers with enrolling in affordable health insurance through in-person outreach.
Stapleton Library Adults
Sat, April 6
@ 11 a.m.
Paint Studio: Art on the Rocks

 

Rock painting is a great way to harness your imagination and transform a regular old rock into a beautiful, wacky, or wild creation. We will provide the rocks and some ideas for inspiration but feel free to bring any interesting rocks from your own collection. After your rock is painted, you can either keep it or “plant” it somewhere for another person to find as a way to spread joy in the community.

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, April 6
@ 1 p.m.
Color Lounge

 

Entertain the little ones, your hands, and your mind to relax and stimulate creativity in the entire family through colorful art. We have simple pages for children and more complex pages for older coloring enthusiasts. We provide a variety of coloring implements and decorative templates that will appeal to all age groups.

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Children,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Adults
Sat, April 6
@ 1:30 p.m.
EZ Knitting & Crochet

 

Every month, certified knitting instructor, Esperanza Zeno, comes to the library to offer instruction to local knitters and crocheters who wish to perfect their craft. Please bring with you any knitting and crochet supplies, including hooks and yarn. No registration required. First come, first served.
West New Brighton Library, Community Room Adults
Sat, April 6
@ 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 while enjoying some good conversation. This crafty program is guided by an experienced instructor. All skill levels are welcome. Limited materials are available for in-library use.

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, April 8
@ 11 a.m.
TAX PREP

Tax Prep with AARP

It’s tax time! Get your refund. From now through April 15th at our branch. We’re hosting tax prep with AARP who can help you prepare and file your tax return electronically—all for free. To participate in this program, you must: Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documents and information (review the relevant PDF below see what information you will need to bring with you to file your taxes) The New York Public Library is committed to m…
West New Brighton Library Adults
Mon, April 8
@ 11 a.m.
TAX PREP

Tax Prep with VITA

It’s tax time! Get your refund. From now through April 15th at our branch. We’re hosting tax prep with VITA who can help you prepare and file your tax return electronically—all for free. To participate in this program, you must: Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documents and information (review the relevant PDF below see what information you will need to bring with you to file your taxes) The New York Public Library is committed to m…
Dongan Hills Library Adults
Mon, April 8
@ 11 a.m.
FOTM NYC – Parenting Skills Class

 

Instructors from Families on the Move NYC hold this weekly course to connect and advocate for families and youth in need of guidance through the educational and social systems.
Stapleton Library, Community Room Adults
Mon, April 8
@ 11:30 a.m.
CREATIVE AGING

Creative Aging: Landscape Painting in Watercolors

The Creative Aging program series is geared for older adults aged 50+. From Monday, April 1 through Monday, May 6, we’re hosting Landscape Painting in Watercolors. Classes will be taught by Kathy Kranz Fieramosca, a fine arts painter and teaching artist. Learn the principles of landscape painting using the medium of watercolor. The workshop will cover basic watercolor techniques along with the procedure of painting skies, trees, and rocks, all the elements of a landscape. A lesson on achievi…

Great Kills Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, April 8
@ 11:30 a.m.
Paint Studio: Canvas Creations

 

Indulge in the art of painting with our popular canvas painting program that has everything but the wine! The projects created during this program will be guided, allowing participants of all skill levels to learn new techniques. Everyone paints the same design, but no artistry is alike!

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, April 8
@ 11:30 a.m.
ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

We Speak NYC English Conversation Groups: New Dorp Library – April 2019

We Speak NYC is an Emmy Award-winning 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 Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other adults from around the world. NO RE…
New Dorp Library Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Mon, April 8
@ 12:30 p.m.
Monday Matinee

 

Join us every Monday at 12:30, we will show a new and exciting film from the NYPL’s vast film archives.
Dongan Hills Library Adults
Mon, April 8
@ 1 p.m.
AHRC NYC – Film Lovers’ Club

 

Local organization AHRC NYC screens films with cultural and/or historic significance to discuss the overlying themes and historic influences of today’s classics.
Stapleton Library, Community Room Adults,
Persons with Disabilities
Mon, April 8
@ 2 p.m.
Best Comedy Films

 

Join us as feature comedy classic films in month of April! The films to be shown are: Monday, April 8 at 2pm: Blazing Saddles (1974) Saturday, April 13 at 12pm: Arthur (1981) Monday, April 22 at 2pm: Airplane (1980) Wednesday, April 24 at 12pm: My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Tottenville Library Adults
Mon, April 8
@ 4:30 p.m.
Paint Studio: Canvas Creations

 

Indulge in the art of painting with our popular canvas painting program that has everything but the wine! The projects created during this program will be guided, allowing participants of all skill levels to learn new techniques. Everyone paints the same design, but no artistry is alike!

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, April 8
@ 5:15 p.m.
Puzzle B.I.N.G.O- Adults only

 

Join us for a fun filled game of B.I.N.G.O. Players get the chance to win a puzzle. Refreshments will be served.
Mariners Harbor Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, April 9
@ 10:30 a.m.
Crocheting and Knitting for Beginners

 

All those who wish to practice crocheting and knitting are welcome. An experienced crocheter will be available to help.
Huguenot Park Library Adults
Tue, April 9
@ 11 a.m.
Google Series: Google Drive/Docs

 

Learn how to create, edit and share documents online using Google’s cloud storage and web app platform.
Port Richmond Library Adults
Tue, April 9
@ 11 a.m.
Knit & Crochet Club

 

Bring a project, and idea, or a desire to learn. For all skill levels. Crochet lessons available.
Dongan Hills Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, April 9
@ 12:30 p.m.
SUPERVISED LAB

Open Lab

Are you having trouble with your email? Don’t know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? bring in your devices and technology questions and get assistance! *No registration required for scheduled Open Labs. First come, first served.

Mariners Harbor Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, April 9
@ 1 p.m.
Meditative Art: Readers Paradise Puzzle

 

Jigsaw puzzles allow the brain to relax while keeping the hands busy. They provide a calming distraction from the strains of everyday life. Escape to the library for an afternoon spent putting together a magical bookshop scene that is easy to get lost in. Once completed, the puzzle will be exhibited in the library.

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, April 9
@ 1 p.m.
TECHCONNECT

Introduction to eBooks

Learn how to download eBooks using NYPL’s new SimplyE app. We will also discuss the 3M Overdrive app for eBooks and eAudiobooks. Bring your mobile device for a hands-on demonstration.
Richmondtown Library, Technology Training Center Adults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, April 9
@ 4 p.m.
Open Lab

 

Are you having trouble with your tech? Bring in your devices and technology questions and get assistance!
Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, April 10
@ 11 a.m.
TAX PREP

Tax Prep with AARP

It’s tax time! Get your refund. From now through April 15th at our branch. We’re hosting tax prep with AARP who can help you prepare and file your tax return electronically—all for free. To participate in this program, you must: Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documents and information (review the relevant PDF below see what information you will need to bring with you to file your taxes) The New York Public Library is committed to m…
West New Brighton Library Adults
Wed, April 10
@ 11 a.m.
Italian Language Club

 

Join us at Huguenot Library’s Italian Language Club to celebrate Italian language and culture. For those of you who enjoy speaking Italian but are lacking in partners or are looking for new people to converse with in Italian.
Huguenot Park Library Adults
Wed, April 10
@ 11 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!

New Dorp Library Adults
Wed, April 10
@ 11 a.m.
Tenant Support Unit – Table

 

Representatives from Tenant Support Unit offer information and support about tenants’ rights to NYCHA residents and other library patrons.
Stapleton Library Adults
Wed, April 10
@ 11 a.m.
ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

We Speak NYC English Conversation Groups: Stapleton Library – April 2019

We Speak NYC is an Emmy Award-winning 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 Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other adults from around the world. NO RE…
Stapleton Library Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, April 10
@ 11:15 a.m.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

The Great American Read: A Seperate Peace by John Knowles

This book club is inspired by The Great American Read, a televised series that explored and celebrated the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels. Each month we will read and discuss a selected title from the ranked booklist. About the book: An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to World War II. Set at a…
South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, April 10
@ 1 p.m.
Knitting & Crocheting Club

 

Come meet your fellow stitchers in the neighborhood. Bring along your latest project to share.
Great Kills Library, Community Room Adults
Thu, April 11
@ 10:30 a.m.
Learn Chinese – MANGO Languages

 

Join fellow adventurers as we set out to learn the basics of Chinese! Travel the world, and start your journey with NYPL. You will need a library card. Please call to register. 718-984-4636

Huguenot Park Library Adults
Thu, April 11
@ 11 a.m.
TAX PREP

Tax Prep with AARP

It’s tax time! Get your refund. From now through April 11th at our branch. We’re hosting tax prep with AARP who can help you prepare and file your tax return electronically—all for free. To participate in this program, you must: Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documents and information (review the relevant PDF below see what information you will need to bring with you to file your taxes) The New York Public Library is committed to…
Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library Adults
Thu, April 11
@ 11 a.m.
TAX PREP

Tax Prep with VITA

It’s tax time! Get your refund. From now through April 15th at our branch. We’re hosting tax prep with VITA who can help you prepare and file your tax return electronically—all for free. To participate in this program, you must: Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documents and information (review the relevant PDF below see what information you will need to bring with you to file your taxes) The New York Public Library is committed to m…
Dongan Hills Library Adults
Thu, April 11
@ 11 a.m.
TECHCONNECT

Technology Open Lab

Have technology questions? Bring them to our Open Lab. No registration required.
Richmondtown Library, Technology Training Center Adults
DATE/TIME TITLE/DESCRIPTION LOCATION AUDIENCE
Thu, April 11
@ 1 p.m.
TECHCONNECT

Open Computer Help

Join us for an open lab session for basic help with such programs as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Email and Google applications.
Dongan Hills Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, April 11
@ 3 p.m.
SUPERVISED LAB

Open Lab

Are you having trouble with your email? Don’t know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? bring in your devices and technology questions and get assistance! *No registration required for scheduled Open Labs. First come, first served.

Mariners Harbor Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, April 11
@ 3:30 p.m.
Learn Chinese – MANGO Languages

 

Join fellow adventurers as we set out to learn the basics of Chinese! Travel the world, and start your journey with NYPL. You will need a library card. Please call to register. 718-984-4636

Huguenot Park Library Adults
Thu, April 11
@ 5 p.m.
TECHCONNECT

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! No registration required. First come, first served.
St. George Library Center Adults
Fri, April 12
@ 10:30 a.m.
Great Kills Adult Coloring Group

 

Tired of seeing the world in black and white or dealing with the gray areas of life? Immerse yourself in the stress reducing and meditative world of coloring. As seen on Fox News, NBC News and USA Today, this new trend has many health benefits. Come color with us. You will be tickled pink. We will supply the coloring sheets and colored pencils. This group meets on Fridays at 10:30 am.
Great Kills Library Adults
Fri, April 12
@ 11 a.m.
Coffee And Books

 

Come and share your favorite books with others over coffee.
Richmondtown Library Adults
Fri, April 12
@ 11:30 a.m.
CREATIVE AGING

Creative Aging: Watercolor Painting

Creative Aging program series is geared for older adults aged 50+. From April 5 – May 10 we will be hosting a professional paint workshop at our branch featuring the art form of watercolor. The workshop will cover basic watercolor techniques along with the procedure of painting skies, trees, and rocks, all the elements of a landscape. At the end of the workshop there will be an exhibition of paintings done in the class. To participate in this program, you must pre-register. Registration opens F…

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, April 12
@ 12 noon
TAX PREP

Tax Prep with VITA

It’s tax time! Get your refund. From now through April 12th at our branch. We’re hosting tax prep with VITA who can help you prepare and file your tax return electronically—all for free. To participate in this program, you must: Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documents and information (review the relevant PDF below see what information you will need to bring with you to file your taxes) The New York Public Library is committed to m…
Richmondtown Library Adults
Fri, April 12
@ 1:30 p.m.
American Mah Jongg

 

Get together to swap tiles and stories with other patrons from the neighborhood.
New Dorp Library Adults
Fri, April 12
@ 2:30 p.m.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Book Discussion Group: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Join us to discuss Commonwealth . Books will be loaned to participants. Please contact the New Dorp Library to reserve your copy. Participants are expected to read the book in advance of the meeting and come prepared to take part in the discussion. Commonwealth is the seventh novel by American author Ann Patchett, published in 2016. The novel begins with an illicit kiss that leads to an affair that destroys two marriages and creates a reluctantly blended family. Book Discussion Group Book…
New Dorp Library Adults,
Book Lovers
Sat, April 13
@ 10 a.m.
GetCoveredNYC – Table

 

Organization GetCoveredNYC assists New Yorkers with enrolling in affordable health insurance through in-person outreach.
Stapleton Library Adults
Sat, April 13
@ 11 a.m.
The Saturday Book Club: “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho

 

Book Discussion: “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho Selected by PBS as one of the Great American Reads! A popular and classic fable about undauntingly following one’s dreams, listening to one’s heart, and reading life’s omens.
Great Kills Library, Community Room Adults
Sat, April 13
@ 12 noon
Best Comedy Films

 

Join us as feature comedy classic films in month of April! The films to be shown are: Monday, April 8 at 2pm: Blazing Saddles (1974) Saturday, April 13 at 12pm: Arthur (1981) Monday, April 22 at 2pm: Airplane (1980) Wednesday, April 24 at 12pm: My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Tottenville Library Adults
Sat, April 13
@ 12:30 p.m.
Migration Resource Center: Intake Session of the Low-income Tax Clinic

 

Representatives of Migration Resource Center inform participants about different aspects of taxes and assist them with identifying solutions to the problems that they may have. Migration Resource Center is qualified to legally represent any low-income residents in dispute with the IRS.
Stapleton Library, Community Room Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Sat, April 13
@ 1 p.m.
Saturday Matinee

 

Il Postino ( The Postman) 1994, Rated PG, Runtime 1:48 Italian with English Subtitles Starring Massimo Troisi, Philippe Noiret & Maria Grazia Cucinotta Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library Adults
Sat, April 13
@ 1 p.m.
Color Lounge

 

Entertain the little ones, your hands, and your mind to relax and stimulate creativity in the entire family through colorful art. We have simple pages for children and more complex pages for older coloring enthusiasts. We provide a variety of coloring implements and decorative templates that will appeal to all age groups.

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Children,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Adults
Sat, April 13
@ 1 p.m.
NYC Business Solutions: First Step to Starting a Business

 

Opening a business in New York City can seem daunting at the start. Many entrepreneurial New Yorkers ask: where do I begin? The goal of this course is to help you understand what starting a NYC business requires, and to define your own expectations for life as a business owner. During the course, you will: • Understand the traits of successful entrepreneurs • Assess yourself for these traits, and create a self-improvement plan • Define your motivations to become a b…
New Dorp Library Adults
Sat, April 13
@ 1 p.m.
IMMIGRANT HERITAGE WEEK

Behind the Music

Dr. Howard Fox composed an original score for “The Immigrant” starring Charlie Chaplin. Dr. Fox will be presenting an engaging lecture on the process of composing music. Join us to learn the art of how music is composed. What goes into the process of building a fully-produced composition? How is composed music transferred to a live performance? Dr. Fox is a practicing Podiatrist. But is his first and lasting love is music. He has continued to compose music. His music is known to be uncharacte…
St. George Library Center Adults
Sat, April 13
@ 2 p.m.
CREATIVE AGING

Creative Aging: Singing the Sixties

Creative Aging program series is geared for older adults aged 50+. From now through June 1st at our branch, we’re hosting Singing the Sixties. The 1960s produced some of the greatest music ever, in styles from folk to rock to Broadway to Motown to country. In this “hands-on” class, we will sing and discuss great music by the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Johnny Cash, the Temptations, the Supremes, Peter, Paul, & Mary, and plenty more! Bring your own voice—no prior group singing experience…

St. George Library Center, Auditorium Adults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, April 13
@ 2:15 p.m.
ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

We Speak NYC English Conversation Groups: Port Richmond Library – April 2019

We Speak NYC is an Emmy Award-winning 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 Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other adults from around the world. NO RE…
Port Richmond Library Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Sat, April 13
@ 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 while enjoying some good conversation. This crafty program is guided by an experienced instructor. All skill levels are welcome. Limited materials are available for in-library use.

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, April 15
@ 11 a.m.
TAX PREP

Tax Prep with AARP

It’s tax time! Get your refund. From now through April 15th at our branch. We’re hosting tax prep with AARP who can help you prepare and file your tax return electronically—all for free. To participate in this program, you must: Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documents and information (review the relevant PDF below see what information you will need to bring with you to file your taxes) The New York Public Library is committed to m…
West New Brighton Library Adults
Mon, April 15
@ 11 a.m.
TAX PREP

Tax Prep with VITA

It’s tax time! Get your refund. From now through April 15th at our branch. We’re hosting tax prep with VITA who can help you prepare and file your tax return electronically—all for free. To participate in this program, you must: Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documents and information (review the relevant PDF below see what information you will need to bring with you to file your taxes) The New York Public Library is committed to m…
Dongan Hills Library Adults
Mon, April 15
@ 11 a.m.
FOTM NYC – Parenting Skills Class

 

Instructors from Families on the Move NYC hold this weekly course to connect and advocate for families and youth in need of guidance through the educational and social systems.
Stapleton Library, Community Room Adults
Mon, April 15
@ 11:30 a.m.
CREATIVE AGING

Creative Aging: Landscape Painting in Watercolors

The Creative Aging program series is geared for older adults aged 50+. From Monday, April 1 through Monday, May 6, we’re hosting Landscape Painting in Watercolors. Classes will be taught by Kathy Kranz Fieramosca, a fine arts painter and teaching artist. Learn the principles of landscape painting using the medium of watercolor. The workshop will cover basic watercolor techniques along with the procedure of painting skies, trees, and rocks, all the elements of a landscape. A lesson on achievi…

Great Kills Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, April 15
@ 11:30 a.m.
Homeschool Parent Workshop

 

Learn about the Library’s wide range of trustworthy online tools that you can access right from home and incorporate into your lesson plans. Also, learn about the increased benefits of obtaining an Educator Library Card. Space is limited To register go to http://bit.ly/homeschoolparentworkshop
St. George Library Center, TechConnect Lab Adults,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers
Mon, April 15
@ 11:30 a.m.
ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

We Speak NYC English Conversation Groups: New Dorp Library – April 2019

We Speak NYC is an Emmy Award-winning 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 Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other adults from around the world. NO RE…
New Dorp Library Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Mon, April 15
@ 12 noon
Book Discussion: How to Walk Away by Katherine Center

 

Margaret Jacobsen has a bright future ahead of her: a fiancé she adores, her dream job, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in one tumultuous moment. In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Margaret must figure out how to move forward on her own terms while facing long-held family secrets, dev…
Tottenville Library Adults
Mon, April 15
@ 12:30 p.m.
Monday Matinee

 

Join us every Monday at 12:30, we will show a new and exciting film from the NYPL’s vast film archives.
Dongan Hills Library Adults
Mon, April 15
@ 1 p.m.
AHRC NYC – Film Lovers’ Club

 

Local organization AHRC NYC screens films with cultural and/or historic significance to discuss the overlying themes and historic influences of today’s classics.
Stapleton Library, Community Room Adults,
Persons with Disabilities
Mon, April 15
@ 2 p.m.
IMMIGRANT HERITAGE WEEK

Immigrant Heritage Week Celebration: Screening of “The Melting Pot”

To celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week, we will be screening “The Melting Pot which is part of the series “Finding Your Roots”. Come learn about the culinary and immigrant history of three celebrity chefs whose roots hail from Italy, China and Mexico. Discuss your thoughts with others over snacks and refreshments. Books and information about genealogy and culinary history will be available for you to check out.
Great Kills Library Adults
Mon, April 15
@ 2 p.m.
Board Games, Legos and Books: Social Buzz for Adults

 

Come out and play! Build your own creations with Legos. Play board games with other adults – bring your favorite game or use one of ours. You can also just come to drink coffee, have a cup of tea and chat. We will have a selection of books and magazines for you to peruse.
Great Kills Library Adults
Tue, April 16
@ 10:30 a.m.
Crocheting and Knitting for Beginners

 

All those who wish to practice crocheting and knitting are welcome. An experienced crocheter will be available to help.
Huguenot Park Library Adults
Tue, April 16
@ 11 a.m.
TECHCONNECT

Learn a language with Mango

Study your choice of 71 available languages using NYPL’s online learning Mango Languages. Learn vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture of the language of your choice using fun and interactive learning tools. Library card and headphones needed for this class.
West New Brighton Library Adults
Tue, April 16
@ 11 a.m.
Knit & Crochet Club

 

Bring a project, and idea, or a desire to learn. For all skill levels. Crochet lessons available.
Dongan Hills Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, April 16
@ 11:30 a.m.
Workforce 1 Hiring Event

 

Workforce1 has partnered with the New York Public Library to help connect Staten Island residents with employment. Please join us for this recruitment event to be considered for employment opportunities.
New Dorp Library Adults,
50+,
Job Seekers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, April 16
@ 12:30 p.m.
AHRC NYC – Tech Group

 

Local organization AHRC NYC comes to the library to teach technology basics on smart phones and tablets.
Stapleton Library, Community Room Adults,
Persons with Disabilities
Tue, April 16
@ 12:30 p.m.
SUPERVISED LAB

Open Lab

Are you having trouble with your email? Don’t know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? bring in your devices and technology questions and get assistance! *No registration required for scheduled Open Labs. First come, first served.

Mariners Harbor Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, April 16
@ 1 p.m.
TECHCONNECT

Microsoft Publisher 2010 for Beginners

Learn how to create bright and colorful signs in this hands on class.
Richmondtown Library, Technology Training Center Adults
Tue, April 16
@ 4 p.m.
Open Lab

 

Are you having trouble with your tech? Bring in your devices and technology questions and get assistance!
Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
DATE/TIME TITLE/DESCRIPTION LOCATION AUDIENCE
Tue, April 16
@ 5 p.m.
Paint Studio: Drop-In Watercolor

 

Learn basic watercolor techniques in a fun and supportive class perfect for beginners. Templates will be provided for inspiration and professional watercolor paper for the more adventurous souls.

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, April 16
@ 5:30 p.m.
STONEWALL50

Telling our LGBT History with Ted Kerr and Jonathan Leiter

A writing workshop encourages participants to contribute their own stories to Staten Island’s LGBTQ history. “Outline Plan & Index to Staten Island Atlas” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1874. Staten Island has a rich and important LGBTQ history, including your story! Join this welcoming and low stakes writing workshop where you will have a chance to hear and share stories. There will be some instruction and a lot of fun. Facilitated by Theodore (ted) Kerr and Jo…
Stapleton Library Adults
Wed, April 17
@ 11 a.m.
Italian Language Club

 

Join us at Huguenot Library’s Italian Language Club to celebrate Italian language and culture. For those of you who enjoy speaking Italian but are lacking in partners or are looking for new people to converse with in Italian.
Huguenot Park Library Adults
Wed, April 17
@ 11 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!

New Dorp Library Adults
Wed, April 17
@ 11 a.m.
Tenant Support Unit – Table

 

Representatives from Tenant Support Unit offer information and support about tenants’ rights to NYCHA residents and other library patrons.
Stapleton Library Adults
Wed, April 17
@ 11 a.m.
ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

We Speak NYC English Conversation Groups: Stapleton Library – April 2019

We Speak NYC is an Emmy Award-winning 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 Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other adults from around the world. NO RE…
Stapleton Library Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, April 17
@ 11 a.m.
ALL ABOUT COMPUTERS

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!

Tottenville Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, April 17
@ 1 p.m.
Knitting & Crocheting Club

 

Come meet your fellow stitchers in the neighborhood. Bring along your latest project to share.
Great Kills Library, Community Room Adults
Wed, April 17
@ 1 p.m.
IMMIGRANT HERITAGE WEEK

The Golden Door – A Film Screening

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. “A rush day : immigrants waiting to be admitted” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-cd50-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99 In celebration of Immigrant Heritage week and recognizing the date April 17, 1907, a day in New York City history when the most immigrants crossed Ellis Island we’ll be screening the film The Golden Door. This a profound drama directed by Emanuele Crialese. T…
St. George Library Center Adults
Wed, April 17
@ 1:30 p.m.
Watercolor Workshop

 

Open art studio will focus on watercolors this month! Participants will make abstract watercolor art on canvas. Registration is required in-person or by phone. 718-494-1642

Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library Adults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, April 18
@ 10 a.m.
GetCoveredNYC – Table

 

Organization GetCoveredNYC assists New Yorkers with enrolling in affordable health insurance through in-person outreach.
Stapleton Library Adults
Thu, April 18
@ 11 a.m.
NYCitizenship Information Session

 

Information Session Are you ready to apply for Citizenship? Come to an information session to find out. Learn about the benefits of becoming a citizen and receiving financial counseling. Please register online. Walk-ins welcome. Date Time Location 4/18/2019 Friday 11:00 AM New Dorp Library NYCitizenship is a collaborative effort by…

New Dorp Library Adults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
Thu, April 18
@ 1 p.m.
TECHCONNECT

Open Computer Help

Join us for an open lab session for basic help with such programs as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Email and Google applications.
Dongan Hills Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, April 18
@ 2 p.m.
Acoustic Music Open Jam

 

Whether you only know a few basic chords, or are an experienced player, come and lay down some tunes at our open jam circle. Any acoustic, un-amplified instrument is allowed, and a piano is available. Adults and teens welcome.
Richmondtown Library Adults
Thu, April 18
@ 3 p.m.
SUPERVISED LAB

Open Lab

Are you having trouble with your email? Don’t know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? bring in your devices and technology questions and get assistance! *No registration required for scheduled Open Labs. First come, first served.

Mariners Harbor Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, April 18
@ 5 p.m.
Adult Craft Corner: Blackout Poetry

 

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us! Using a variety of colorful utensils and newspaper or a page out of a book, artfully block out the words you don’t want, leave the words you do and the result is poetry created just by you!

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, April 18
@ 5 p.m.
TECHCONNECT

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! No registration required. First come, first served.
St. George Library Center Adults
Fri, April 19
@ 10:30 a.m.
Adult Coloring

 

Stressed? The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults, and the adult coloring books/pages have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. This program allows adults to create wonderful pictures and offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. Plus, it can actually lower stress. Note: This program is not a structured program; color at your leisure. All materials will be provided.
West New Brighton Library Adults
Fri, April 19
@ 10:30 a.m.
Great Kills Adult Coloring Group

 

Tired of seeing the world in black and white or dealing with the gray areas of life? Immerse yourself in the stress reducing and meditative world of coloring. As seen on Fox News, NBC News and USA Today, this new trend has many health benefits. Come color with us. You will be tickled pink. We will supply the coloring sheets and colored pencils. This group meets on Fridays at 10:30 am.
Great Kills Library Adults
Fri, April 19
@ 11:30 a.m.
CREATIVE AGING

Creative Aging: Watercolor Painting

Creative Aging program series is geared for older adults aged 50+. From April 5 – May 10 we will be hosting a professional paint workshop at our branch featuring the art form of watercolor. The workshop will cover basic watercolor techniques along with the procedure of painting skies, trees, and rocks, all the elements of a landscape. At the end of the workshop there will be an exhibition of paintings done in the class. To participate in this program, you must pre-register. Registration opens F…

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, April 19
@ 1 p.m.
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s presented by the Alzheimer’s Association

 

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. This one hour program covers: Typical age-related changes Common warning signs of Alzheimer’s How to approach someone about memory concerns Early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process Alzheimer’s Association resources RSVP: 1-800-272-3900 (RSVP helps us not…
St. George Library Center, Auditorium Adults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Fri, April 19
@ 1:30 p.m.
American Mah Jongg

 

Get together to swap tiles and stories with other patrons from the neighborhood.
New Dorp Library Adults
Fri, April 19
@ 3 p.m.
Meditation Hour

 

The hustle and bustle of everyday life can be tough and stressful on the mind. Escape the stress and frustrations of your daily routine during an hour of guided meditation. Meditation can help quiet the mind or help you embark on your own spiritual journey. Come in comfortable clothing.
Mariners Harbor Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, April 20
@ 11 a.m.
Book Buzz & Giveaway

 

Attention book lovers! Want to learn about future bestsellers? How about a chance to read books before they are published? Join our knowledgeable Adult Librarian who will chat about forthcoming books and give attendees the inside scoop on the latest releases from top publishers. Find your next read and receive a FREE Advanced Readers Copy of a new title!
South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sat, April 20
@ 11 a.m.
Puzzle Club

 

Drop in and join the us for socializing and jigsaw puzzle fun! Come try out a wide variety of new and vintage puzzles with other puzzle enthusiasts.
Dongan Hills Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, April 20
@ 1 p.m.
Color Lounge

 

Entertain the little ones, your hands, and your mind to relax and stimulate creativity in the entire family through colorful art. We have simple pages for children and more complex pages for older coloring enthusiasts. We provide a variety of coloring implements and decorative templates that will appeal to all age groups.

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Children,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Adults
Sat, April 20
@ 1 p.m.
IMMIGRANT HERITAGE WEEK

Musical Odyssey of Exotic Lands

Join us for a music performance with international concert violinist, Dr. David Podles. Enjoy an afternoon of live music. He’ll be performing a wonderful collection of music from the following exotic lands of Columbia, Peru, Turkey, Algeria, Kenya, UAE, India, Iran, Korea, China plus many more. Embark on a faraway and fascinating musical journey through exotic lands and be prepared to be dazzled by the beautiful and unforgettable music as we celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week. Dr. David Podles…
St. George Library Center Adults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Adults,
Children
Sat, April 20
@ 1:30 p.m.
EZ Knitting & Crochet

 

Every month, certified knitting instructor, Esperanza Zeno, comes to the library to offer instruction to local knitters and crocheters who wish to perfect their craft. Please bring with you any knitting and crochet supplies, including hooks and yarn. No registration required. First come, first served.
West New Brighton Library, Community Room Adults
Sat, April 20
@ 2:15 p.m.
ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

We Speak NYC English Conversation Groups: Port Richmond Library – April 2019

We Speak NYC is an Emmy Award-winning 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 Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other adults from around the world. NO RE…
Port Richmond Library Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Sat, April 20
@ 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 while enjoying some good conversation. This crafty program is guided by an experienced instructor. All skill levels are welcome. Limited materials are available for in-library use.

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, April 22
@ 11 a.m.
FOTM NYC – Parenting Skills Class

 

Instructors from Families on the Move NYC hold this weekly course to connect and advocate for families and youth in need of guidance through the educational and social systems.
Stapleton Library, Community Room Adults
Mon, April 22
@ 11:30 a.m.
CREATIVE AGING

Creative Aging: Landscape Painting in Watercolors

The Creative Aging program series is geared for older adults aged 50+. From Monday, April 1 through Monday, May 6, we’re hosting Landscape Painting in Watercolors. Classes will be taught by Kathy Kranz Fieramosca, a fine arts painter and teaching artist. Learn the principles of landscape painting using the medium of watercolor. The workshop will cover basic watercolor techniques along with the procedure of painting skies, trees, and rocks, all the elements of a landscape. A lesson on achievi…

Great Kills Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, April 22
@ 11:30 a.m.
ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

We Speak NYC English Conversation Groups: New Dorp Library – April 2019

We Speak NYC is an Emmy Award-winning 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 Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other adults from around the world. NO RE…
New Dorp Library Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Mon, April 22
@ 12:30 p.m.
Monday Matinee

 

Join us every Monday at 12:30, we will show a new and exciting film from the NYPL’s vast film archives.
Dongan Hills Library Adults
Mon, April 22
@ 1 p.m.
AHRC NYC – Film Lovers’ Club

 

Local organization AHRC NYC screens films with cultural and/or historic significance to discuss the overlying themes and historic influences of today’s classics.
Stapleton Library, Community Room Adults,
Persons with Disabilities
Mon, April 22
@ 2 p.m.
Best Comedy Films

 

Join us as feature comedy classic films in month of April! The films to be shown are: Monday, April 8 at 2pm: Blazing Saddles (1974) Saturday, April 13 at 12pm: Arthur (1981) Monday, April 22 at 2pm: Airplane (1980) Wednesday, April 24 at 12pm: My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Tottenville Library Adults
Tue, April 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
Crocheting and Knitting for Beginners

 

All those who wish to practice crocheting and knitting are welcome. An experienced crocheter will be available to help.
Huguenot Park Library Adults
Tue, April 23
@ 11 a.m.
TECHCONNECT

Parents Internet Safety for Kids

Learn about the dangers of the internet and your kids. Find out what you need to know in order to be cautious and informed.
West New Brighton Library Adults
Tue, April 23
@ 11 a.m.
Google Series: Getting More out of Google

 

Go beyond basic search and explore the various ways to find information with Google. Learn about Advanced Search, Image Search, Google Scholar and much more.
Port Richmond Library Adults
Tue, April 23
@ 11 a.m.
Knit & Crochet Club

 

Bring a project, and idea, or a desire to learn. For all skill levels. Crochet lessons available.
Dongan Hills Library Adults,
50+,
Adult
DATE/TIME TITLE/DESCRIPTION LOCATION AUDIENCE
Tue, April 23
@ 12:30 p.m.
SUPERVISED LAB

Open Lab

Are you having trouble with your email? Don’t know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? bring in your devices and technology questions and get assistance! *No registration required for scheduled Open Labs. First come, first served.

Mariners Harbor Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, April 23
@ 1 p.m.
Paint Studio: Playing with Pastels

 

Pastel is a medium that straddles the line between painting and drawing. The finished pieces can look just as luscious and luminescent as paintings yet it is a dry pigment. Come to the library to learn about and explore this unique art form! We have two types of pastels to play with: chalk and oil.

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, April 23
@ 1 p.m.
INTERNET & EMAIL

Google Gmail for Beginners

Learn the basics of Gmail in the two-hour class.
Richmondtown Library, Technology Training Center Adults
Tue, April 23
@ 4 p.m.
Open Lab

 

Are you having trouble with your tech? Bring in your devices and technology questions and get assistance!
Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, April 24
@ 11 a.m.
Italian Language Club

 

Join us at Huguenot Library’s Italian Language Club to celebrate Italian language and culture. For those of you who enjoy speaking Italian but are lacking in partners or are looking for new people to converse with in Italian.
Huguenot Park Library Adults
Wed, April 24
@ 11 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!

New Dorp Library Adults
Wed, April 24
@ 11 a.m.
Tenant Support Unit – Table

 

Representatives from Tenant Support Unit offer information and support about tenants’ rights to NYCHA residents and other library patrons.
Stapleton Library Adults
Wed, April 24
@ 11 a.m.
ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

We Speak NYC English Conversation Groups: Stapleton Library – April 2019

We Speak NYC is an Emmy Award-winning 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 Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other adults from around the world. NO RE…
Stapleton Library Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, April 24
@ 11:15 a.m.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Book Discussion: The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

Join us once every month to discuss the latest book pick. About the book: Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and eve…
South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, April 24
@ 12 noon
Best Comedy Films

 

Join us as feature comedy classic films in month of April! The films to be shown are: Monday, April 8 at 2pm: Blazing Saddles (1974) Saturday, April 13 at 12pm: Arthur (1981) Monday, April 22 at 2pm: Airplane (1980) Wednesday, April 24 at 12pm: My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Tottenville Library Adults
Wed, April 24
@ 12:30 p.m.
AHRC NYC – Writing Group

 

Local organization AHRC NYC comes to the library to teach the basics of writing for everyday uses.
Stapleton Library, Community Room Adults,
Persons with Disabilities
Wed, April 24
@ 1 p.m.
Knitting & Crocheting Club

 

Come meet your fellow stitchers in the neighborhood. Bring along your latest project to share.
Great Kills Library, Community Room Adults
Thu, April 25
@ 11 a.m.
TECHCONNECT

Technology Open Lab

Have technology questions? Bring them to our Open Lab. No registration required.
Richmondtown Library, Technology Training Center Adults
Thu, April 25
@ 11:30 a.m.
Book Discussion ” The Summer Wives ” by Beatriz Williams

 

” In the summer of 1951, Miranda Schuyler arrives on elite, secretive Winthrop Island as a schoolgirl from the margins of high society, still reeling from the loss of her father in the Second World War. When her beautiful mother marries Hugh Fisher, whose summer house on Winthrop overlooks the famous lighthouse, Miranda’s catapulted into a heady new world of pedigrees and cocktails, status and swimming pools. Isobel Fisher, Miranda’s new stepsister—all long legs and world-weary bravado, engaged…
West New Brighton Library, Community Room Adults
Thu, April 25
@ 1 p.m.
TECHCONNECT

Open Computer Help

Join us for an open lab session for basic help with such programs as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Email and Google applications.
Dongan Hills Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, April 25
@ 3 p.m.
SUPERVISED LAB

Open Lab

Are you having trouble with your email? Don’t know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? bring in your devices and technology questions and get assistance! *No registration required for scheduled Open Labs. First come, first served.

Mariners Harbor Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, April 25
@ 5 p.m.
TECHCONNECT

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! No registration required. First come, first served.
St. George Library Center Adults
Thu, April 25
@ 5:30 p.m.
Paint Studio: Abstract Finger Painting

 

Finger painting is not just for kids, at least, not at this library. Reconnect with that ease and freedom of youth by getting those hands a bit messy! You will be shown a simple technique then set free to create your own masterpiece using nothing but your finger poppets.

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, April 26
@ 10:30 a.m.
Great Kills Adult Coloring Group

 

Tired of seeing the world in black and white or dealing with the gray areas of life? Immerse yourself in the stress reducing and meditative world of coloring. As seen on Fox News, NBC News and USA Today, this new trend has many health benefits. Come color with us. You will be tickled pink. We will supply the coloring sheets and colored pencils. This group meets on Fridays at 10:30 am.
Great Kills Library Adults
Fri, April 26
@ 11:30 a.m.
CREATIVE AGING

Creative Aging: Watercolor Painting

Creative Aging program series is geared for older adults aged 50+. From April 5 – May 10 we will be hosting a professional paint workshop at our branch featuring the art form of watercolor. The workshop will cover basic watercolor techniques along with the procedure of painting skies, trees, and rocks, all the elements of a landscape. At the end of the workshop there will be an exhibition of paintings done in the class. To participate in this program, you must pre-register. Registration opens F…

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, April 26
@ 1:30 p.m.
American Mah Jongg

 

Get together to swap tiles and stories with other patrons from the neighborhood.
New Dorp Library Adults
Sat, April 27
@ 10 a.m.
GetCoveredNYC – Table

 

Organization GetCoveredNYC assists New Yorkers with enrolling in affordable health insurance through in-person outreach.
Stapleton Library Adults
Sat, April 27
@ 10:15 a.m.
Meditation Hour

 

The hustle and bustle of everyday life can be tough and stressful on the mind. Escape the stress and frustrations of your daily routine during an hour of guided meditation. Meditation can help quiet the mind or help you embark on your own spiritual journey. Come in comfortable clothing.
Mariners Harbor Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, April 27
@ 11 a.m.
Knitting Loom

 

Learn to knit with a knitting loom by completing a simple project. Already have your own project? Bring it to work on with the group! All materials will be provided.
Dongan Hills Library Adults
Sat, April 27
@ 1 p.m.
Color Lounge

 

Entertain the little ones, your hands, and your mind to relax and stimulate creativity in the entire family through colorful art. We have simple pages for children and more complex pages for older coloring enthusiasts. We provide a variety of coloring implements and decorative templates that will appeal to all age groups.

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Children,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Adults
Sat, April 27
@ 2 p.m.
CREATIVE AGING

Creative Aging: Singing the Sixties

Creative Aging program series is geared for older adults aged 50+. From now through June 1st at our branch, we’re hosting Singing the Sixties. The 1960s produced some of the greatest music ever, in styles from folk to rock to Broadway to Motown to country. In this “hands-on” class, we will sing and discuss great music by the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Johnny Cash, the Temptations, the Supremes, Peter, Paul, & Mary, and plenty more! Bring your own voice—no prior group singing experience…

St. George Library Center, Auditorium Adults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, April 27
@ 2:15 p.m.
ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

We Speak NYC English Conversation Groups: Port Richmond Library – April 2019

We Speak NYC is an Emmy Award-winning 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 Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other adults from around the world. NO RE…
Port Richmond Library Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Sat, April 27
@ 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 while enjoying some good conversation. This crafty program is guided by an experienced instructor. All skill levels are welcome. Limited materials are available for in-library use.

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, April 29
@ 11:30 a.m.
CREATIVE AGING

Creative Aging: Landscape Painting in Watercolors

The Creative Aging program series is geared for older adults aged 50+. From Monday, April 1 through Monday, May 6, we’re hosting Landscape Painting in Watercolors. Classes will be taught by Kathy Kranz Fieramosca, a fine arts painter and teaching artist. Learn the principles of landscape painting using the medium of watercolor. The workshop will cover basic watercolor techniques along with the procedure of painting skies, trees, and rocks, all the elements of a landscape. A lesson on achievi…

Great Kills Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, April 29
@ 11:30 a.m.
ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

We Speak NYC English Conversation Groups: New Dorp Library – April 2019

We Speak NYC is an Emmy Award-winning 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 Speak NYC videos and discussing them with other adults from around the world. NO RE…
New Dorp Library Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Mon, April 29
@ 12:30 p.m.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Adult Book Club:The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

Join us to discuss The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware. Refreshments will be served. About the book: On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person—but also that the cold-reading skills she’s honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money. Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased…where it dawns on her that there is something…
Mariners Harbor Library Adults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Mon, April 29
@ 12:30 p.m.
Monday Matinee

 

Join us every Monday at 12:30, we will show a new and exciting film from the NYPL’s vast film archives.
Dongan Hills Library Adults
Mon, April 29
@ 1 p.m.
AHRC NYC – Film Lovers’ Club

 

Local organization AHRC NYC screens films with cultural and/or historic significance to discuss the overlying themes and historic influences of today’s classics.
Stapleton Library, Community Room Adults,
Persons with Disabilities
Mon, April 29
@ 4:30 p.m.
Meditative Art: Clay Ceramics

 

The therapeutic quality of clay has enraptured artisans for centuries. Build an appreciation for ancient ceramic makers with this hands-on workshop introducing the basic components of working with clay to make your own unique pottery.

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, April 30
@ 10:30 a.m.
Crocheting and Knitting for Beginners

 

All those who wish to practice crocheting and knitting are welcome. An experienced crocheter will be available to help.
Huguenot Park Library Adults
Tue, April 30
@ 11 a.m.
TECHCONNECT

Google Series: Google Drive/Docs

Learn how to create, edit and share documents online using Google’s cloud storage and web app platform.
West New Brighton Library Adults
Tue, April 30
@ 11 a.m.
Google Series: Google Drive/Docs

 

Learn how to create, edit and share documents online using Google’s cloud storage and web app platform.
Port Richmond Library Adults
Tue, April 30
@ 11 a.m.
Knit & Crochet Club

 

Bring a project, an idea, or a desire to learn. For all skill levels. Crochet lessons available.
Dongan Hills Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, April 30
@ 12:30 p.m.
AHRC NYC – Tech Group

 

Local organization AHRC NYC comes to the library to teach technology basics on smartphones and tablets.
Stapleton Library, Community Room Adults,
Persons with Disabilities
Tue, April 30
@ 12:30 p.m.
SUPERVISED LAB

Open Lab

Are you having trouble with your email? Don’t know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? bring in your devices and technology questions and get assistance! *No registration required for scheduled Open Labs. First come, first served.

Mariners Harbor Library Adults,
50+,
Adults

 

DATE/TIME TITLE/DESCRIPTION LOCATION AUDIENCE
Tue, April 30
@ 1 p.m.
TECHCONNECT

YouTube for Beginners

Learn how to sign-up for, view and upload videos on the popular website.
Richmondtown Library, Technology Training Center Adults
Tue, April 30
@ 4 p.m.
Open Lab

 

Are you having trouble with your tech? Bring in your devices and technology questions and get assistance!
Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, April 30
@ 5 p.m.
Paint Studio: Paint Your Pot

 

Paint the ceramics you made at the library or bring in your own pot from home that you would like to personalize and decorate. We will provide all the tools you need to paint a one of kind piece of art. Enjoy your handiwork in colorful style!

South Beach Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, April 30
@ 5:30 p.m.
Book Discussion: All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

 

Tom Barren is an underachieving, emotionally stunted lab assistant from the year 2016. Not 2016 of our recent history, but 2016 that we heard about in the 1950s: a world with infinite energy, no wars, flying cars, and time travel. But when the carefully plotted maiden journey to the past goes awry, Tom inadvertently lands in (and creates) the troubled, problematic world we live in today. Follow him on his journey to navigate this new terrain, recall the circumstances that landed him th…
Stapleton Library, Community Room Adults,
Book Lovers
Tue, April 30
@ 5:30 p.m.
Graphic Novel Book Club: Fun Home

 

Meet Alison’s father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family’s Victorian home, a third-generation funeral home director, a high school English teacher, an icily distant parent, and a closeted homosexual who, as it turns out, is involved with his male students and a family babysitter. Through narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and fiercely funny, we are drawn into a daughter’s complex yearning for her father. And yet, apart from assigned stints dusting casket…
St. George Library Center Adults

Source: Events | The New York Public Library