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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Upcoming September Events At The Roosevelt Island New York Public Library - Book Discussion, Movies, Crafts, English As Second Language & More

The Roosevelt Island New York Public Library Branch

The library will be closed for Labor Day Weekend: Saturday, September 5th through Monday, September 7th.

The library will have a delayed opening on Friday, September 11th, and will be open from 3pm-5pm due to a staff development meeting in the morning.

The NYPL libraries in East Manhattan will also open at 3PM on September 11th.

The library will be open regular hours on Saturday, September 12th, 10am-5pm.
Below are upcoming September events at the Roosevelt Island Library branch including:
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street

We Are New York English Conversation Group Fridays, September 4, 18, 25, 10:30am-12:30pm Limited space: Only 15 Seats; First come, first served; Please arrive early Please note: There will not be class on September 11 Upcoming Dates: Fridays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:30am-12:30pm We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English.  Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking to your child's teacher.  The characters speak slowly and clearly.

Intermediate Level English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos.  Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you. This program works best for people who speak a little English already and want to practice.

We Are New York was created by the New York City Mayor’s Office of Adult Education and the City University of New York.

Movie Night: "Mad Max" Tuesday, September 8, 6pm, Adults Rated R, 90 minutes, 1979
In the desolate near future, Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson) is a tough cop trying to maintain order on the bad and bloody roads where outlaws rule in a world that is gradually deteriorating into chaos.  Watch as Max does battle with The Toe-Cutter and his gang of motorcycle maniacs, hunting them down in his V8 Interceptor, and find out what drives Max mad.  Directed by George Miller Co-Starring: Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Roger Ward, and Vincent Gil

Book Discussion on “Family Life” by Akhil Sharma Thursday, September 17, 6:30pm, Adults Summary: We meet the Mishra family in Delhi in 1978, where eight-year-old Ajay and his older brother play cricket in the streets, waiting to fly across the world and join their father in America. Life there is everything they imagined and more ... until a tragedy leaves one brother brain-damaged and the other virtually orphaned in a strange land. Now Ajay prays to a God he envisions as Superman, longing to find his place amid the ruins of his family's new life.

The book is available for check-out at the information desk.  The book discussion group meets on the third Thursday of the month (September to June).

Jar Craft Thursday, September 24, 3-4PM For ages 5-12, with adult supervision as necessary
Decorate a glass jar with permanent markers, glitter, and glue.

Movie Night: “Fantastic Voyage”
Tuesday, September 29, 6pm Rated PG, 1966, 101 minutes, Adults
Summary: A medical team is shrunk down to microscopic size along with a state-of-the-art submarine and injected into the bloodstream of a victim of an assassination attempt in order to try to save his life. Directed by: Richard Fleischer Starring: Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien, and Donald Pleasence
(UPDATE 9/15 - NYPL cannot show "The Fantastic Voyage" because film rights for it were lost. Instead, NYPL showing Four Brothers.)
As previously reported, the Roosevelt Island NY Public Library will move from its current premises to a brand new building at 504 Main Street in 2018.

More on the new Roosevelt Island Library here and here.