Thursday, October 1, 2015

Upcoming October Events At The Roosevelt Island New York Public Library Branch - Learn French, Jules Verne Discussion, Graffiti Art Workshop, Book Club, Movie Night, Halloween Crafts & More

Below are upcoming October events at the Roosevelt Island Library branch including:

Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street
New York, NY 10044
Phone 212-308-6243

Bilingual Birdies - French; Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11AM; Children; Learn French vocabulary words through live music, movement, and puppetry.

We Are New York English Conversation Group; Fridays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 10:30AM-12:30PM; Adults; 15 Seats; First come, first served; Practice speaking English by watching and discussing episodes of "We Are New York," which is about everyday situations. The characters speak slowly and clearly. For Intermediate Level English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

Science Fiction Book Discussion Tuesday, October 6, 6:30-8PM; Adults; The group will discuss "Journey to the Center of the Earth" by Jules Verne. The Science Fiction Book Discussion meets the first Tuesday of the month (September-June) at 6:30 PM to discuss a Science Fiction novel or a short story collection.

Graffiti Art Workshop Thursday, October 8, 4PM; Teens; Learn about the history of hip-hop and practice your graffiti art style. Presented by David Alicea.

Movie Night: "Kill the Messenger" Tuesday, October 13, 6PM; Adults; (2014, Rated R, 112 minutes) Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation's streets, and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Despite warnings from drug kingpins and CIA operatives to stop his investigation, Webb keeps digging to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications. Starring Jeremy Renner. Directed by Michael Cuesta.

Halloween Craft, Thursday, October 15, 3pm-4pm; Children ages 4 and older; Make a 3-D jack-o-lantern with paper and glue. All materials will be provided and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Book Discussion Thursday, October 15, 6:30PM-8PM; Adults; The group will discuss "William Wells Brown: An African American Life" by Ezra Greenspan. The book provides an overview of the life of a former slave who became one of most accomplished writers of the 19th century.

Movie Night: "Time After Time" Tuesday, October 20, 6PM; Adults; (1979, Rated PG, 112 minutes) H.G. Wells travels to present-day San Francisco to catch Jack The Ripper. Starring Malcolm McDowell, David Warner, and Mary Steenburgen. Directed by Nicholas Meyer.