In the Libraries: Enjoy In-Person Events Again at George Bruce

Maggie Barrows
March 08, 2022

Learn how to meditate, practice your crochet technique, enjoy a storytime for children and caretakers, and share book recommendations this month at Harlem's George Bruce Library. The New York Public Library also has book recommendations for Women's History Month, free tax preparation assistance, and events celebrating women's contributions to Jazz and afrofuturism. George Bruce Library is holding more events in person (with masks required) but still has virtual offerings.

Upcoming Events
  • Visit William Kitt's Jesus in Harlem display through March 11. Kitt, who grew up only a few blocks from George Bruce Library, is a self-taught artist who works in pastels. 
  • Every Monday in March, teens can head to the library for Game On!, an in-person gaming session using Nintendo Switch consoles. Stop by on March 7, March 14, March 21, or March 28 at 4PM.
  • Enjoy storytime for the family! In-person storytimes take place March 8, March 15, March 22, and March 29 at 12:30PM, and virtual storytimes take place March 10, March 17, March 24, and March 31 at 12:30PM
  • This month's virtual Open Book Hour for adults is on March 9 at 12PM. Join your fellow readers to discuss noteworthy books, swap recommendations, and more.
  • Practice your crocheting or learn the basics at the Crochet & Chat hours on March 9 and March 23 at 2PM.
  • Join the virtual Teen Advisory Group on March 15 at 4PM to help guide George Bruce Library staff as they choose books to recommend and plan programming for teenagers.
  • Teens 13-18 can discuss whatever they're currently reading at the virtual Open Book Hour on March 22 at 4PM
  • Learn about meditation, including an opportunity to practice the technique, in Meditation: A Vacation from Stress on March 29 at 5:30PM.
Exhibitions and Resources
  • Get help with income taxes from tax assistance organizations and file your taxes for free. A full list of options is available at the link.
  • Celebrate Women's History Month with book recommendations for all ages, the Schomburg Center's Women's Jazz Festival, a history of the women who built the NYPL, and more.
  • 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.
  • 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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