In the Libraries: National Poetry Month and Earth Day at George Bruce Library

Find poetry recommendations from the NYPL, see art from local artists, and even play video games at George Bruce Library this month.

Maggie Barrows
April 11, 2022

This month, you can hone your crochet and computer skills, discuss what you're reading, and see art from local artists at George Bruce Library on 125th Street. Currently, they're holding a mix of in-person and virtual events to accommodate different preferences. Masks are encouraged for in-person events.

Upcoming Events

  • Through April 30, Inwood artists Takashi Harada and Kaé Sato will display artworks that depict connections between humans and nature and amongst human beings through our memory in their exhibition "KIBŌ".
  • Adults ages 50+ can schedule one-on-one sessions at the library to learn computer basics like word processing, email, and the internet. Call 212-662-9727 or register in-person.
  • Crochet and chat in person on April 9 and April 30 at 2PM, or virtually on April 20 at 2PM.
  • Enjoy storytime for the family! In-person storytimes take place on Tuesdays at 12:30PM, so stop by on April 12, April 19, or April 26. Virtual storytimes are on Thursdays at 12:30PM. Register for April 7, April 14, or April 28.
  • Teens can come by on Mondays at 4PM for Game On!, an in-person in-person gaming session using Nintendo Switch consoles.
  • Join the virtual Teen Advisory Group on April 12 at 4PM to help guide George Bruce Library staff as they choose books to recommend and plan programming for teenagers.
  • This month's virtual Open Book Hour for adults is on April 13 at 12PM. Join your fellow readers to discuss noteworthy books, swap recommendations, and more.
  • Learn about the art of self-portraiture on April 13, April 20, or April 27 at 5:30PM! Space is limited so register now for the workshops. 
  • Teens 13-18 can discuss whatever they're currently reading at the virtual Teen Book Discussion on April 19 at 4PM
  • On April 21 at 12:30PM, enjoy a special Drag Queen/King Story Hour for children and their caregivers.
  • Celebrate Earth Day with themed crafts and more on April 21 starting at 1PM. Activities will take place all afternoon!

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.
  • Enjoy poetry events, get recommendations for books of poetry, and more as the NYPL celebrates National Poetry Month.
  • Don't miss the World Literature Festival from April 11-30, with free author talks, resources, book recommendations, and more for all ages in world languages.
  • 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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