August at George Bruce

Enjoy outdoor family storytime, learn computer basics, explore the world of zines, and more with George Bruce Library staff this month.

Maggie Barrows
August 11, 2022

George Bruce Library on 125th Street remains closed while important renovations take place, including the installation of a new heating and cooling system, boiler, and fire alarm system. Currently, the library is expected to reopen at the end of September. Until the building reopens, George Bruce Library staff hold virtual and outdoor events, and partner with other area libraries. For book checkouts and in-person resources, patrons are encouraged to visit the Morningside Heights Library on Broadway, the Harlem Library at 9 West 124th Street, and Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library at 203 West 115th Street.

Upcoming Events

  • Adults 50+ can learn computer basics one-on-one on Mondays at 11AM, 12PM, and 2PM, with open lab hours at 3PM. Register in person or by calling 212-864-2530. These sessions will be held at the Morningside Heights Library at 2900 Broadway.
  • Enjoy Family Storytime in the Garden next to George Bruce library on Tuesdays at 10:30AM, weather permitting.
  • Learn how to create a resume that'll get you hired at Resume Fundamentals on August 17 at 2PM.
  • Join a virtual discussion of the dance competition show Street Woman Fighter on August 16 at 2:30PM.
  • Learn to make a civic zine on August 23 at 4PM in this workshop where you'll pick a civic topic that's important to you to focus on. This event will be held at Harry Belafonte Library on 115th Street.

Check the times for recurring virtual events, such as Open Book Hours, the Teen Advisory Group, Family Storytime, Crochet & Chat, and more on the George Bruce Library's event listings.


  • Discover oceans of possibility at The New York Public Library this summer with free events and programs for all ages, book giveaways, the all-new Make Waves program for kids and teens, reading recommendations, and much more.
  • Set sail on an exciting adventure with summer book recommendations for adults, kids, and teens handpicked by expert librarians.
  • Pick up free at-home COVID-19 tests at all NYPL locations.
  • Don't forget: NYPL has e-books and e-audiobooks available to borrow without ever leaving the comfort of your home! Just download the SimplyE app to your phone or tablet, log in with your NYPL account, and download books to enjoy.
  • Late fees are gone for good. Read up on how book return policies will work going forward.

The New York Public Library (NYPL) is a great resource for New Yorkers, offering virtual events, free online services, and a wide variety of support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Columbia Neighbors has partnered with the George Bruce Library on 125th Street to provide regular updates from library staff and highlight its fantastic offerings.

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