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Movie Night Wednesday

We will screen the following movies in July: 7/2 - "About Last Night" (2014); 7/9 - "Lone Survivor" (2013); 7/16 - "The Lego Movie" (2014); 7/23 - "Heaven is for Real (2014); 7/30 - "Saving Mr. Banks" ...

Jul 23 @ 6:00 PM, Jul 30 @ 6:00 PM

Classic Movies @ 2:00

Every Thursday at 2:00PM we screen a different classic movie. In July, we feature customer requests: 7/3 - "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942); 7/10 - "King Kong" (1933); 7/17 - "Blackboard Jungle" (1955); 7/24 ...

Jul 24 @ 2:00 PM, Jul 31 @ 2:00 PM

Movie Screening: "Down in the Delta"

We celebrate the life of poet, actress, dancer and film director Maya Angelou with a screening of the 1998 film that marked her directorial debut, the story of an inner-city Chicago family who return to ...

Jul 24 @ 6:00 PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include; creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Register ...

Jul 26 @ 2:00 PM

Author Talk with Jahi Issa: "Until Africa Is Redeemed"

Jahi Issa, Ph. D., the author of the forthcoming book "Until Africa is Redeemed: The Universal Negro Improvement Association in Louisiana," will discuss the fascinating, turbulent history of ...

Jul 26 @ 2:30 PM

Peer Mediation

Our peer mediation groups meet every Tuesday afternoon.

Jul 29 @ 4:00 PM, Aug 5 @ 4:00 PM, Aug 12 @ 4:00 PM

Treehouse Orientation

Treehouse is an online learning platform that allows users to access more than 1,000 video tutorials, quizzes, and code challenges created by expert teachers. Students can learn to code in languages such ...

Aug 4 @ 10:00 AM

Author Talk with True-Crime Master John Glatt followed with a Q&A

John Glatt is an investigative journalist, music historian and international bestselling master of true-crime writing. Over the past 14 years he has published 19 true-crime books and four biographies, ...

Aug 4 @ 6:30 PM

Beginning a Business-Summer Series

Join us for an interactive workshop series in partnership with the Small Business Administration. Day 1 - starting your business; Day 2 - SBA programs and services that can help your business; Day 3 - ...

Aug 6 @ 10:00 AM, Aug 13 @ 10:00 AM, Aug 19 @ 10:00 AM, Aug 27 @ 10:00 AM, Aug 28 @ 10:00 AM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with ...

Aug 6 @ 2:00 PM

Jul
23
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Summer Film Fest

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Cool off with a different movie each week! Films are appropriate for ages 4-12 and children must be accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver. Tickets will be distributed at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
23
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Engineer It Green

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will learn how to live green by experimenting with wind and solar energy and designing their own models of earth-friendly homes and yards using renewable materials. Come to as many sessions as you can! This program made possible by funds from National Grid.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
25
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Gear Up for the ELA Exam: Grade 3

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This 6-session program on skills required for the New York State English Language Arts Test is for children entering grade 3 this September.
Preregister June 12 at 4:00PM at the Children's Library Discovery Center. Participants should plan to attend all six sessions and bring a copy of their most recent report card.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
25
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Infants ages 6-17 months and their caregivers enjoy songs, rhymes and stories with a librarian.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
25
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Gear Up for the ELA Test: Grade 4

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This 6-session program on skills required for the New York State English Language Arts Test is for children entering grade 4 this September.
Preregister June 12 at 4:00PM at the Children's Library Discovery Center. Participants should attend all six sessions and bring a copy of their most recent report card.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Friday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 can enjoy board games, cards, puzzles, crafts and other activities.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
26
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Saturday Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Discover our wild and amazing world under the guidance of the Children's Library Discovery Center's acclaimed Discovery Team! Children in grades 1-6 will execute awesome experiments, learn something new and enjoy educational fun at this wonderful weekly lab.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
28
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Children ages 18-35 months and their caregivers meet for weekly storytimes with a children's librarian and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities and plenty of fun! Preregistration is required.

Central LibraryMon, Aug 4, 201410:00AM - 11:00AM
Central LibraryMon, Aug 11, 201410:00AM - 11:00AM

Jul
28
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Bilingual Storytime (in English and Bengali)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers meet for weekly story times with a children's librarian and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities and plenty of fun. Tickets will be distributed at 11:30AM on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
28
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Read and Seed: Plants, Play and Fun

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5-12 and their families explore the wonderful green world of plants, dirt, bugs, food and fun! This program is made possible with funds from National Grid and the Horticultural Society of New York.


Jul
29
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Craft Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Make a big splash at the library with a fun craft to take home in this weekly program for children ages 4-12. First come, first served.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Aug
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Board Game Mania

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 7-12 play classic board games like Monopoly and Checkers.


Aug
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Jason and His Portable Menagerie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Touch, observe, learn! You won't want to miss our friend Jason and his amazing collection of critters, in a program made possible by funding from National Grid.


Aug
7
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Typing Skills

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 6-12 will learn about home keys and how to type accurately and faster using the Mavis Beacon program for typing.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.