In the Libraries: December at George Bruce

Maggie Barrows
December 06, 2021

In December, George Bruce Library on 125th Street will hosts virtual book discussions, an introduction to the art of bo-boy, and in-person instruction on the basics of computer use for seniors. 

NYPL locations offer nearly all of their in-person services with masks required, and many events are also held virtually. Stop by George Bruce Library for browsing, seating, and computer access. As of October 5, the New York Public Library has even eliminated overdue fines. All public library locations will be closed December 24, 25, and 31. 

Upcoming Events
  • Adults 50+ can schedule a one-on-one in person computer basics session that covers using a computer, the internet, some software, and also how to use the library's online resources, including downloading e-books. Call 212-662-9727 or sign up at the front desk.
  • The Art of B-Boy on December 7 at 4PM will give teens 13-18 an introduction to the history, significance and evolution of the art form. There will be dancing by the end of the lesson!
  • Live online story time for children ages 3-5 (and their caretakers) is on December 7 and December 14 at 4PM
  • On December 9 at 5PM check out the NYPL's virtual College Life Panel. College students from around the country will speak about their individual experiences in college and answer questions about transitioning out of high school, living away from home, adjusting to new routines and more.
  • Join the Teen Advisory Group on December 14 at 4PM to help guide the George Bruce Library's staff as they choose books to recommend and plan programming aimed at teenagers.
  • This month's Open Book Hour for adults is on December 15 at 12PM. Join your fellow readers to swap recommendations, talk about your current reading, and more.
  • Teens ages 13-18 can discuss whatever they're currently reading at the Open Book Hour just for them on December 21 at 4PM
Exhibitions and Resources
  • Check out the best books of 2021: the public library's expert librarians have curated recommendations for aults, teens, kids, and in Spanish.
  • The Library for the Performing Arts at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza has an exhibition of letters and other archival materials about Stephen Sondheim on display until January 14, 2022.
  • Get learning resources for kids of all ages, educators, parents, and caregivers. Whether in person or online, the library connects you with after school care, books, homework help, learning activities and tools, and much more.
  • Watch one of the recorded story times with your child, hosted by George Bruce children's librarian Margo Moore. 
  • Learn about the new procedures now that all NYPL branches are open. 

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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