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Saturday, November 22, 2014
1 p.m.E-Z Knitting and Crochet Workshop
Every month certified knitting instructor, Esperanza Zeno, comes to the library to offer instruction to local knitters and crocheters who wish to perfect their craft. Please Bring With You: - Any Knitting and Crochet Supplies, including hooks, and yarn.
West New Brighton LibraryAdults
1:30 p.m.Movie Day: Pacific Rim
Raleigh Antrobus is a washed out pilot of a series of robots called Jaegers, which are put into production when Earth invaded by a species of giant monsters, the Kaijus. Mako Mori is a trainee whom Antrobus is psychically paired with in order to pilot the last beacon of hope - a decommisioned Jaeger aimed to stop the Kaijus once and for all.
Mosholu Library, Adult/Young Adult Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
2 p.m.Jan Karski: Humanity's Hero
Jan Karski was a hero of the Polish resistance who risked his life to smuggle the first eyewitness testimony of the Holocaust out of Nazi-occupied Poland and raise the alarm among Allied leaders. He has been honored as Righteous Among the Nations at Yad Vashem in Israel, and in 2012 was posthumously granted the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. Wanda Urbanska, the president of the Jan Karski Educational Foundation, will chair a panel of experts to celebrate Jan Karski's ce…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
2:30 p.m.Latin Artist Migguel Anggelo in Concert
Migguel Angello - Photo credit - Timeout NY Venezuelan-born Migguel Anggelo brings his electric stage performance to The Bronx Library Center. A dynamic singer and storyteller whose music is saturated with Latin American art, culture, poetry, and metaphor, Migguel blurs the boundaries between performance art and popular music, always reminding his audience that the way a story is told is just as important as the actual story itself. Migguel will perform works by Latin American greats li…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
2:30 p.m.Qiana Mestrich, Susan Bright | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Join us for a conversation between artist Qiana Mestrich and curator Susan Bright on how an American chemical company made fashion history and inspired thousands of mothers to name their children after a nylon fabric. From Inherited Patterns, Untitled #2 (Geoffrey Beene evening separates), digital inkjet print on DuPont™ Tyvek® Vivia, 30 x 23 inches, 2014. This conversation explores the artist’s research into the creation of DuPont’s Qian…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryCollege & Graduate Students
3 p.m.New York Writers Workshop Presents: Immigration and the Poetry of Witness with Emma Goldman-Sherman
Come join Emma Goldman-Sherman for a poetry workshop. With discussion, examples of poems, and poetic voices, we will discover how your voice and your view of the world can create unique poetry. Emma Goldman-Sherman has published poetry in American Athenaeum, Broad Magazine, The Manhattan Times, and Adrienne Rich: A Tribute Anthology. Her plays (including Perfect Women, Wombshot, and The Lock) have been produced in New York City, London and Zagreb. Her newest play, Counting in Shaab, about a co…
Parkchester LibraryAdults
3 p.m.New York Writers Workshop presents: Finding Your Voice: A Fiction Writing Workshop
Finding Your Voice: A Fiction Writing Workshop A workshop of writing exercises designed to bring out each person’s individual voice in writing fiction. We will write and read back to your peers, to gain a better understanding of how each voice is distinct. Bio: Maureen Brady is the author of the novels Ginger’s Fire, Folly, and Give Me Your Good Ear, the short story collection The Question She Put to Herself and three books of nonfiction. A founding member of New York…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Sunday, November 23, 2014
2:30 p.m.Google Series: Google Drive/Docs
Learn how to create, edit and share online documents using Google's ever-evolving word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and calendar programs.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Monday, November 24, 2014
10 a.m.Advanced MS Excel 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting. Workshop will begin at 10:00 a.m. Computers and tablets are provided but you can bring your own too. NOTE: Monday computer classes now begin at 10 am, not 11 am.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
10 a.m.Google Series: Cómo sacar el máximo de Google - Google Series: Getting More Out of Google (Spanish)
Venga a explorar las profundidades de Google. Descubre algunas de las increíbles nuevas características Google está ofreciendo.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
11 a.m.Google Series: Getting More out of Google
Come and explore the depths of Google. Discover some of the amazing new features Google is offering.
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
1:15 p.m.The Women Who Grow Up : Feminism in the Works of James Barrie
James Barrie (1860-1937) is known today, if at all, as the creator of Peter Pan, the boy who didn't want to grow up. Yet, he wrote many other works that were so successful with the public that he has been described as “the Andrew Lloyd Webber” of Edwardian theatre in London. He had six major plays produced in London's West End, and produced uncountable shorter works of drama, fiction, and journalism. And he was a feminist, from his earliest surviving works until the end of his life. The prim…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
4 p.m.Super Scientists
This program series will explore some of the most interesting science topics for young scientists. Through hands-on exploration and experimentation, plus a little help from an occasional live animal ambassador, students will learn to hypothesize and answer questions using the scientific method. Following instructions and listening carefully will be of utmost importance when each budding Bill Nye or Marie Curie is taking part in weekly science experiments and lab investigations. Programs are tail…
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
6:30 p.m.Romance Book Club: Thankless in Death
For our November romance book club, we are reading Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts.) Please join us in the Mae West community room, on the 3rd floor of the Jefferson Market library. As the household of NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke prepares for an invasion of family and friends for Thanksgiving, an ungrateful son decides to stop the nagging from his parents - by ending their lives. Soon Jerald Reinhold is working his way through anyone who has e…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
10:30 a.m.Stay Well Exercise
Join us for a fun exercise class for all ability levels! Volunteers trained by the Health Promotion Services unit of NYC’s Department for the Aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for all ability levels. No special clothing or equipment is necessary. *Those participating in the exercises must sign an activity release form.
Pelham Bay LibraryAdults,
11 a.m.(CEIS) Castle Hill Library New Job Search Club and Resume Clinic
Are you ready to explore your potential career goal? If yes, save the date! Meet our dynamic Career Coach, Robyn Saunders and let her work with you. Come and join this FREE informative workshop provided by Career, Education, and Information Services. What to expect from this workshop? 1. Identify Your #1 Star Player. 2. Building Support Systems and Networks. 3. Discovering Our Assets - Eliminate Our Barriers. 4. Dressing for Success - Market Yourself with Confidence. 5. Confidently Answe…
Castle Hill LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Job Seekers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
11 a.m.Google Series: Google Drive
Learn how to create, edit and share online documents using Google's ever-evolving word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and calendar programs.
Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults
11 a.m.Good Enough to Eat! -- A collage class
Do you like cooking? Want to create your own cookbook? Join us for a six week workshop class as you collaborate on a unique recipe book in time for the holidays. Start with a special recipe and personalize it with your visual imagination. Describe your favorit food with stories, photos, clippings and/or your artwork. Design interesting and informative double pages. Space is limited. Please call or come in to register for this class. All NYPL programs are free of charge.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
11 a.m.One-on-One Computer Help Workshop
Work one-on-one with a volunteer tutor: Improve Internet Skills, Create and Use Email, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point) Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pre-Registration required in person or by phone at 212-744-5824
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
11:30 a.m.NYPL TechConnect: Microsoft Word for Beginners
This series will guide you through the different features of Microsoft Word, including creating and editing a document. No registration required. Please ring the doorbell to gain admittance.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,
11:30 a.m.Fall Concert Series with Ms. Gabrielle
Come enjoy this fun filled musical experience with Ms. Gabriele!! For Toddlers and Preschoolers
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
12:15 p.m.Lunch Time Beginning Crochet Workshop
Want to crochet, but aren’t sure where to start? Learn to crochet at the library! Learn the basics of crochet and start your first project. This is a free event, but you will need to bring your own supplies. Please bring a crochet hook and practice yarn. Registration is not required.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
12:30 p.m.Creative Sculpture Workshop: A Media Medley
This 4 week autumn workshop for adults, sponsored in partnership with Sculptors Alliance Inc., and led by artist Yasmin Gur, will take you on an exciting journey to explore various sculptural media. A different material will be introduced and demonstrated each week, including plastiline, Styrofoam, wire, and cardboard. We'll learn several easy and effective modeling and construction methods, and you’ll be able to complete one or more sculptures. These may be taken home or displayed in the readin…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
1 p.m.Island Writers- Creative Writing Workshop
Led by Ms. Gail Hitt, this workshop will meet every Tuesday afternoon at the City Island Library for writing ideas, topics to write about and more. Maybe you'll be the next famous author people will be talking about.
City Island LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
1:15 p.m.Outlander Knitting Group
Like many television shows and movies, many people become inspired to create different things. The famous Diane Gabaldon series of books, and now popular television series of the same name, Outlander, are no exception to this. Knitters have been motivated by the costumes and apparel of the show to create various new articles of comfort. Join us as we test and explore these patterns! Please Bring With You: - Any Knitting and Crochet Supplies, including hooks, and yarn.
West New Brighton LibraryAdults
1:15 p.m.Career Resources
Description: Explore job/career resources available at the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) and other public sites; Find industry and career advice, resume guides and more. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Anyone interested in any type of writing is invited to participate. Each student is required to bring only a pen and a pad. We do "free writing" exercises in class. These warm-ips help to loosen all the debris we accumulate, sometimes for decades. Imagination is also coaxed and brought out. This event was funded in parts by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
New Dorp LibraryAdults
2:30 p.m.Google Series: Google Drive
Learn how to create, edit and share online documents using Google's ever-evolving word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and calendar programs.
Harlem LibraryAdults,
5:30 p.m. New York Writers Workshop Presents:Creating Graphic Novels
Instructor: Alissa Torres Explore the powerful genre of the graphic novel. Please bring a notebook (preferably unlined), and pens or pencils with erasers. Alissa Torres is the author of AMERICAN WIDOW (art by Sungyoon Choi), a graphic novel memoir, about her experiences as a 9/11 widow and new mother. She has written many personal essays and articles for publications including Her book was listed as a New York Times Editors’ Choice and was an award finalist for the 2008 Books for…
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
6 p.m.Citizen Cartography @NYPL: Exploring New York's Past and Present
Explore New York's past and present! This workshop will explore and uncover New York's foregone eras and get you oriented with the a set of tools the Library has developed (available at that enables librarians and the general public to add valuable geographic context to old maps. The workshop will focus on the core activity of the website: georectification, or "warping" maps. This means overlaying digital images of historic maps onto a contemporary digital map (similar to Google M…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
10 a.m.Resume & Job Search Workshop
This workshop is designed to assist the job seeker to create a brand new resume for the first time or for those who wish to update their resumes. Learn what the differenceis between functional and chronological resumes, what power verbs to use and how to format. It is highly recommednded to bring a flash drive to save your work when you're done in your creation. Cover letters will also be worked on. In addition, the library will offer you an opportunity to use our computers for job searching…
City Island LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
11 a.m.Financial Capacity WorkshopAllerton LibraryAdults
12:30 p.m.Writers' Workshop
Calling all creatives! Are you working on a short story or a poem and want to share your pieces? Come to our writers' workshop to mingle with and get feedback from other wordsmiths.
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
3 p.m.Stay Well Exercise
Join us for a free Stay Well exercise session. Stay Well volunteers certified by the NYC's Department for the aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for seniors of all ability levels. Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Exercise equipment will be provided. All participants are required to sign a personal medical waiver at the beginning of the class. Call or stop by for further details.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults,
4 p.m.Stop Motion Animation Workshop: Creating & Animating the Setting & Final Production
Join us in the final workshop of creating the setting and incorporating the characters for the final animation. Please register beforehand through phone or in person.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m.Visions of Tile
Artists create imaginative relief by carving, drawing, and making impressions in clay. In this workshop, you'll explore the possibilities using tools, stamps, shells, cookie cutters and other non traditional tools. Presented by P. Oliver. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Kips Bay LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4:30 p.m. A Free poetry workshop brought to you by Bill Zavatsky
A Free poetry workshop brought to you by Bill. Zavatsky. Bill Zavatsky holds B.A. and M.F.A degrees from Columbia University. He has taught at all levels of education since 1971. For many years he taught in the high school at the Trinity School in Manhattan, and most recently at the Eugene Lang College of the New School. His poetry-writing workshop has been ongoing at the Morningside Heights Library since May of 2013. Bill has published three books of poems, Where X Marks the Spot, For Steve…
Morningside Heights, Story Hour RoomAdults
Thursday, November 27, 2014
2:30 p.m.Stay Well Exercise
Join us for a free Stay Well exercise session. Stay Well volunteers certified by the NYC's Department for the aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for seniors of all ability levels. Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Exercise equipment will be provided. All participants are required to sign a personal medical waiver at the beginning of the class. Call or stop by for further details.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults,
Friday, November 28, 2014
10 a.m.Friday Morning Film Series: Spies: From Russia With Love
From Russia With Love, the second in the series of James Bond films, is the film that solidifies all the Bond film elements into a formula -- the action sequences are intensified and lend greater tension to the proceedings; John Barry's inimitable score makes its first appearance; and Sean Connery as Bond has nailed down his role as 007 -- accentuating Bond's stylishness and sophistication, while toning down his cold-bloodedness. In From Russia With Love, the bad guys don't want to take over the…
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults
3 p.m.Tompkins Square Stitchers
Hey knitters, spinners, crocheters, and needle-pointers! Got a project you're working on? Need Space? Inspiration? Company? Join us at Tompkins Square Library on Friday evenings from 3-4:30pm for our crafting circle and get your stitch on! All skill levels are welcome, but please note that this is not an instructional workshop. Please bring your own supplies and come to exchange information, share new techniques, and socialize while working on your projects!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
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