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August Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Philosophical inquiry at the movies… a looming retirement crisis… familiar New York landmarks seen from unexpected angles… the birth of NYC’s power system… the language hoax… the hidden history of the mob in NYC… Tomorrow-Land, the 1964-1965 World’s Fair… the great Boston - New York subway race… the Kitty Genovese murder… the inventor of electric traction… the hospice movement… the makers of modern Manhattan…Read More ›

My Library: Alan

Here at the Kingsbridge Library we offer two meditation classes a week, which are among the most popular programs we offer. I recently caught up with Alan, who with his wife, Lioudmila, is one of our class leaders.Read More ›

Be Aware About Arthritis

Learn more about the statistics and types of arthritis, and resources available at the library.Read More ›

A Prophecy Before Our Time: The Gay Men’s Health Project Clinic Opens in 1972: Controversies and Legacies

Guest post Perry Brass.Read More ›

Homemade Natural Beauty Products Made Easy

The Epiphany Library is offering two workshops in April on making beauty products at home. While in the class we are specifically only making two items, lip balm and body scrub (both of which are surprisingly easy), there is also a section in which we discuss why someone would want to do this. Below is the presentation, some handy recipes and also books and websites for the budding beauty alchemist.Read More ›

Stroke: Medical Information and Social Services

Gaining understanding into the nature and condition of our health, including concepts particular to one's illness can be the best tool in addressing and coping with any medical condition. Read More ›

March Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

A new approach to health care reform ... 20 years of Harlem Street Portraits ... humanist architecture ... The Extreme Life of the Sea ... New York City's unbuilt subways ... mothers ... the power of storytelling ... a century of candy ... New York's lost amusement parks ... the public library ... 11 missing men of WWII ... great city planning.Read More ›

Do You Snore at Night? Are You HIV+? Am I Going to Jail?

The politics around disclosure are complicated and they are not getting any easier.Read More ›

February Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Who was Miss Anne in 1920s Harlem? How did George Washington define the American presidency? What is keeping a majority of Americans from eating well? Can the world’s most endangered big cat be saved? How can we improve brain performance at any age? What fascinating stories does Murray Hill have to tell? Find out at Mid-Manhattan this month!Read More ›

On-Site Recruitment: Bilingual Home Health Aides in January

The New York State Department of Labor and Quality Health Care, Inc. will present On-Site Recruitments for Bilingual Home Health Aides.

Flushing, Queens

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

At the New York State Department of Labor,

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What Does a Brain Want? Alvaro Fernandez and the SharpBrains Team Put Brain Fitness to the Test

I hope you don't eat just one thing; I mean, lobster and chocolate layer cake are both outstanding taste treats, but a steady diet of either, or both? I don't think so... And if you only talk about one topic, or two, or three, your social life ain't goin' nowhere.

We crave variety, and—putting religious and metaphysical concerns aside—"we" pretty much are our brains.

Many have referred to the 21st century as the century of the brain. In 

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On-Site Recruitment: Bilingual Home Health Aides December 27

The New York State Department of Labor and New Partners Inc. will present an On-Site Recruitment for Bilingual  (Spanish) Home Health Aides on Friday, December 27, 2013, at 10 a.m. sharp in the New York State Department of Labor, 400 E. Fordham Road, 7th Floor, Bronx, N.Y. 10458.

Positions

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A Prophecy Before Our Time: The Gay Men’s Health Project Clinic Opens in 1972, Part Two: A Wasted Opportunity

Guest post by Perry Brass.

Lenny Ebreo, Marc Rabinowitz, and I were thrilled about the forum that took place at Washington Square Methodist Church in 1972. Because of the forum, Lenny now had some connection with the New York City Department of Public Health, which after John Lindsey's administration had been re-organized around local community health centers. He began to fixate on the idea of community health. If we could get our community healthy, in mind and body, it would genuinely come together. He revealed a bombshell idea: we'd open our own gay health clinic in the 

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On-Site Recruitment: Certified Home Health Aides December 3

The New York State Department of Labor and Quality Health Care, Inc. will present an On-Site Recruitment for Certified Home Health Aides on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in the New York State Department of Labor , 400 E. Fordham Road, 7th Floor, Bronx, NY 10458.

Certified Home Health Aides - Job order number

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The Silence=Death Poster

Guest post by Avram Finkelstein.

As a founding member of the political collective that produced the image most closely associated with AIDS activism, Silence=Death, I'm frequently asked to speak about this poster. Over the decades people have thanked me for it, telling me the poster was the rallying cry that drew them to political activism.

I have a slightly different take on that. In essence and intention, the political poster is a public thing. It comes to life in the public sphere, and is academic outside of it. 

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On-Site Recruitment: Home Health Aides in November

The New York State Department of Labor and New Partners, Inc., Quality Health Care, Inc. and Perferred Home Care of New York will present On-Site Recruitments for Home Health Aides in the following locations in November.

New Partners, Inc. will present an On-Site Recruitment for Home Health Aides on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the New York State Department of Labor,

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A Prophecy Before Our Time: The Gay Men’s Health Project Clinic Opens in 1972

A guest post by Perry Brass.

Sometimes it's difficult to realize looking back at an activity how far ahead it was. But for the three founders—Leonard Ebreo, Marc Rabinowitz, and myself—of the Gay Men's Health Project Clinic, the first clinic for gay men on the East Coast, opening in 1972 in an unfinished concrete basement at 247 West Eleventh Street in Greenwich Village—this wasn't difficult. We just had no idea how far reaching the term "gay men's health" would become. But we knew the clinic was vitally 

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Why We Fight: The E-Resources

While the Library's collections related to HIV and AIDS in both the Manuscripts Division and the General Research Division are especially rich, the Library also provides access to electronic resources that supplement the print holdings.Read More ›

November Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Is Detroit City really the place to be? What happens in a typical day at a busy NYC hospital? How does a traveler lose himself all over the globe? Is it possible for the government to achieve full employment in 

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On-Site Recruitment: Bilingual Home Health Aides November 1

The New York State Department of Labor and New Partners, Inc. will present an On-site Recruitment for Bilingual Home Health Aides on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. sharp at New York State Department of Labor, 400 E. Fordham Road, 7th Floor, Bronx, N.Y. 10458

BILINGUAL HOME HEALTH AIDES - JOB ORDER NUMBER -

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