The Tompkins Square Library branch on 10th Street, currently closed during the COVID-19 crisis, is launching some online programming starting today.
In the weeks ahead, the library will be offering sessions for kids and adults, from book discussions to guitar lessons to yoga sessions via the video conferencing Zoom platform. (You can set up a free account on your computer or smartphone.)
Upcoming programs include:
Thursday, April 2, 6-6:40 p.m.: Book Discussion Group. This is our regularly scheduled monthly discussion, and we will be talking about "In West Mills" by De'Shawn Charles Winslow.
Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/329408695.
Meeting ID: 329 408 695.
Monday, April 6, 1-1:40 p.m.: Short Story Discussion Group. We will be reading Edith Wharton's short story, "The Other Two." You can read it for free online by clicking the link.
Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/261814141.
Meeting ID: 261 814 141.
Tuesday, April 7, 6-6:40 p.m.: Vinyasa Warrior Yoga. Out longtime yoga teacher, Maggie Frey, has kindly volunteered to lead a class from home! Open to all levels. No experience required.
Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/193598517.
Meeting ID: 193 598 517.
Keep this in mind, per branch manager Corinne Neary: "This is very new to us, so we might experience some growing pains as we learn."
Visit the branch's website here for more programs.
Meanwhile, the NYPL's main website has a lot of resources to explore, such as their historical NYC postcards collection and maps.