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MIDTOWN CARNEGIE BRANCH PROGRAMS

Monday, July 6, 2015

  • Super Magic with Marty Hahne
    10:00 am in the upstairs meeting room for grades K-5.
    Marty Hahne, "The Reading Magician," is back, with his all-new show, " Super Magic!" Find out what each of the letters H-E-R-O stands for, and enjoy non-stop magic, comedy and loads of audience participation. Don’t blink, or you’ll miss the surprise appearance of our live bunny rabbit! After you see it, you still won't believe it!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

  • Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: Route Talk.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:15 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room. Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi, not pie, although there will be snacks.
  • "Ragtime"
    Classics Book Discussion
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Tackle the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. "Ragtime" by E.L. Doctorow.

Friday, July 10, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

  • Sensory-Friendly Family Film Saturday
    1:00 pm for all ages.
    The Library is hosting a sensory-friendly screening of "The LEGO Movie," rated PG, 2014, designed for children with special needs, with quieter volume and turned-up lights. Get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Animal crackers and water will be provided, but patrons may bring their own snacks. All ages are welcome with an adult.
    Registration starts July 01; call 862-0135.

Monday, July 13, 2015

  • Embrace Your Geekness
    2:30 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Are you a sci-fi, computer or video geek? Whatever your brand of geekness, celebrate with games, trivia and snacks.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

  • Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: The Case Against Adnan Syed.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

  • "The Sense of an Ending"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    By Julian Barnes.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room. Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi, not pie, although there will be snacks.
  • Confidence: How to Get It
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Confidence is critical for success but can be difficult to achieve. This workshop by Patricia Click, director of the NAMI Hope Center, will teach you how to overcome your insecurities by cultivating a good attitude, dealing with your emotions, practicing self-care, setting goals and taking risks.

Friday, July 17, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

  • World Travelers: Kenya
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Expand your world view by exploring other cultures through games, art and music.
  • Game On!
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for grades 3-7.
    Have fun with other players of your favorite game as you trade cards and watch "Pokemon: Heroes," rated G.

Monday, July 20, 2015

  • Super-palooza!
    10:00 am to 11:00 am in the upstairs meeting room for grades K-5.
    Can you build tall structures? Do you have super speed? Are you super smart? We’ll have super stories and outstanding activities that will keep you moving, thinking and creating like a summer reading superhero!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

  • Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: The Opposite of the Prosecution.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

  • Christmas Crafts in July
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Get a head start on holiday plans while it’s still hot out! Paper crafter Lois Zerrer will teach how to upcycle that stack of old Christmas cards into new cards and other seasonal decorations. Bring any old holiday cards you have, or use ours.
    Registration starts July 08; call 862-0135.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room. Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi, not pie, although there will be snacks.
  • Fiction Writers Meet-up
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Fine-tune your craft in this motivational group for fiction writers of all genres and experience levels. We'll discuss the nuts and bolts of writing, share our work and offer opportunities for open-minded, constructive feedback.

Friday, July 24, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Boredom Busters
    2:30 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Beat the summer heat with Minute to Win It challenges, parlor games and crafts. Snacks provided.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

  • Bilingual Storytime
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-grade 2.
    This bilingual interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families to introduce parents and children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Sensory-Friendly: Minecraft Mania
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for grades 4-12.
    This program is designed for families with children with special needs and will feature smaller audiences and quieter performances, with an awareness of potential sensory issues. Play Minecraft, engage in Minecraft activities and learn tips for using Minecraft Pi, a Minecraft version developed just for use with Raspberry Pis. In the Teen Room.

Monday, July 27, 2015

  • Magical Superheroes
    10:00 am in the upstairs meeting room for grades K-5.
    Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic show features a huge magic trunk containing a huge Magician's Comic Book. Inside that are magic tricks representing superheroes from Batman to Spiderman and beyond. With the help of the Magician's Comic Book, kids will guide Tommy Terrific through a fun, interactive, magical adventure! Along the way, kids will discover how books can inspire their own imaginations and make their favorite superheroes come to life!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

  • Teen Writer's Guild
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Get inspiration and support from fellow writers each week as you create, share and publish your works.
  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.
  • "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: The Deal with Jay.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

  • Now Serving Raspberry Pi
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn programming on Raspberry Pi computers in the Teen Room. Spend some time experimenting with one of the fastest-growing personal computing devices in the country. Yes, it's Pi, not pie, although there will be snacks.

Friday, July 31, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: To Be Suspected.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Friday, August 7, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: The Best Defense is a Good Defense.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

  • 28 Ways to Motivate Yourself
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Have you ever wondered how successful people stay motivated? NAMI Hope Center Director Patricia Click will talk about 28 ways to motivate yourself and identify the methods that will work best for you.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

  • Back-to-School Bash!
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    We want to welcome you back in style as we sing, dance and snack to celebrate your first day of school! Learn more about the Teen Room and the Library, and make plans to join us after school all year.
  • "A Farewell to Arms"
    Classics Book Discussion
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Tackle the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels with us, one at a time. "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway.

Friday, August 14, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

  • World Travelers: Japan
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades K-5.
    Expand your world view by exploring other cultures through games, art and music.
  • Super Easy Seed Saving Class
    1:00 pm to 2:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn how to save seeds from tomatoes, lettuce, beans, peas and more from Patrick Byers, regional horticulture specialist for the Greene County Extension Center. You'll have plenty of seeds next year for yourself, your neighbors and the community.
    Registration starts August 03; call 862-0135.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: Rumors.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

  • "The Book of Unknown Americans"
    Book Discussion
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    By Cristina Henríquez.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • Craft Night: Origami Magic
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Library staff member Mallory Leicht will demonstrate how to fold several origami designs for beginners. Materials will be provided.

Friday, August 21, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

  • Bilingual Storytime
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for infants-grade 2.
    This bilingual interactive storytime is designed especially for Spanish-speaking families to introduce parents and children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

  • Get Hooked on Loom Knitting
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the upstairs meeting room for adults.
    Learn to knit with a loom to create hats, scarves, wraps and more during this come-and-go program. Or, bring your own project and master your technique. Some instructional materials will be provided, or bring your own.
  • "Serial" Podcast: Listen and Discuss
    6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    The podcast series "Serial" tells one, true story, week-by-week, over the course of a season. Listen to each episode, followed by discussion. Episode: What We Know.
  • Pajama Storytime
    6:00 pm to 6:30 pm for infants-age 6.
    Wear your pajamas and cuddle up with a stuffed animal as you listen to stories and sing songs perfect for bedtime.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

  • Meet the 3-D Printer
    3:15 pm to 4:15 pm in the basement meeting room for grades 6-12.
    Need a new part for your Batmobile? Print it out! 3-D printing is happening right now at the Library. In this demonstration, the Library’s own MakerBot Replicator 2 will print a 3-D object right before your eyes.
  • Fiction Writers Meet-up
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the basement meeting room for adults.
    Fine-tune your craft in this motivational group for fiction writers of all genres and experience levels. We'll discuss the nuts and bolts of writing, share our work and offer opportunities for open-minded, constructive feedback.

Friday, August 28, 2015

  • Racing to Read Storytime
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Boredom Busters
    3:30 pm for grades 6-12.
    Beat the summer heat with Minute to Win It challenges, parlor games and crafts. Snacks provided.
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