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Thursday, January 29, 2015
10:30 a.m.Job Help 101
This new series of classes will help you with: -Resume Building -Cover Letters -Online Job Applications -Interviewing Skills -Finding the Best Job Opening Welsites
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
1 p.m.Retro Board Gaming for Adults
Share your passion for Checkers, Chess, Mahjong, Monopoly, or Scrabble. If words excite or inspire you, and crossword puzzles keep you going, then Scrabble is your game! Are you a Chess or Checkers champion? Whether you're a master or just starting out, show off your best moves! If you like wheeling and dealing, Monolopy's the game for you! Join us for some lively board time! All levels of play welcome. No registration neccessary.…
Riverside LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
2 p.m.Muhlenberg Thursday Film Matinee - The Equalizer
Based on the 1980s crime series of the same name, The Equalizer stars Denzel Washington as Robert McCall, a former Black Ops commando who faked his own death in hopes of living out a quiet life in Boston. However, when he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to save a young girl named Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds his thirst for justice reawakened after coming face-to-face with a syndicate of brutal Russian gangsters. Afterwards, McCall becomes the go-to man when the helpless require t…
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults
2 p.m.Google Series: "Getting More Out of Google"
Do you wanna know? Google knows. Google knows who what when where how and why. So if you want to know ask google. Explore the depths, discover the amazing.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
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,
3:30 p.m.3D Printing Workshop
Creat digital 3d models, and then make them into real-life plastic creations using a 3d printer. Presented by Pixel Academy.
Allerton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m.Abracadabra
Children will be wowed and amazed at the sleight of hand tricks and the comedic talents of Children's Magician Evan Paquette. Evan holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Theater and uses magic to both entertain and promote learning. As a special treat, after the 40 minute interactive magic show, Evan leads a short hands-on workshop for the kids to test their own magical abilities. Recommended for children ages 4 to 8 years old. Presented by Urban Stages.
Tremont LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
6 p.m.StartUp! Workshop 1: Business Planning Research and Resources
This is the first training workshop for the New York StartUP! 2015 Business Plan Competition. Learn what a business plan requires and how to do the necessary research. This session will be offered three times in January. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Healy HallAdults,
6 p.m.Scenes and Discussion of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - A Pound of Flesh: Exploring Qualities of Mercy When Encountering "the Other"
Reserve your seat HERE starting December 29, 2014 (For assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where volunteers will make a reservation for you, even if you do not use email. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.) In spring 2013 Elements Theatre Company launched the “Arts in Conversation” panel series, where leaders in the arts, educ…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Friday, January 30, 2015
10 a.m.Friday Morning Film Series: Pixar: Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3 welcomes back Woody, Buzz and the whole gang back to the big screen as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys find themselves in …daycare! These untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice, so it’s all for one and one for all as plans for the Great Escape get underway. A few new faces join the adventure, including Barbie’s counterpart Ken, a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants and a pink strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o-Huggin’ Bear.…
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults
10 a.m.Stay Well Exercise
Join us for a free, fun 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. Those participating in the exercises must sign an activity release form.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults,
10:30 a.m. MOVEMENT SPEAKS/HARLEM with Naomi Goldberg Hass/ Dances For A Variable Population
Photos by Meg Goldman Join us celebrating moving in strong and creative ways! In the months of September to December 2014, Naomi and company will lead seniors in Harlem in a series of dance fitness classes for older adults of all ages and abilities. Classes: Fridays from 10:30 AM - 12 PM. JANUARY - APRIL Jan 9 , 16, 23 , 30 Feb 27, Mar 6, 13, 20 , 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 24 Program is free. Call 347-683-2691 for more information Older adults of all ages and abilities welcome. A…
George Bruce LibraryAdults,
10:30 a.m.Guided Meditation: Chakra Balancing Series
Join our regular meditation group for a special series on balancing the seven chakras. Each week we will focus and meditate on a specific chakra starting with the root chakra. We will be using videos selected from youtube. Join us for this very special series from January 2 to February 13, 2015. We prepared for the series by doing the following 70 minute Tibetan Singing Bowl Chakra Cleansing. o…
Clason's Point Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
11 a.m.(CEIS) Francis Martin Library Mini Career Fair 2015
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. Expected Employers Allied Heath Careers Pipeline Bronx Women's Business Resource Center Bronx Workforce 1 Councilman Cabreras Talent Acquisitions Team Center for Court Innovation Co…
Francis Martin Library, Community RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Job Seekers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
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
3 p.m.‘Breath and Meditation Rejuvenation’
Learn how to reduce stress, calm the mind and live with joy through breathing techniques and guided meditation * Be joyful and have inner peace * Reduce stress * Increase clarity and awareness * Enhance productivity This is a free workshop provided by The Art of Living foundation. The Art of Living is a non profit humanitarian and educational organization that promotes healthy living, peace and stress free living in over 152 countries across the world. It is founded by Sri Sri Ravi Sh…
St. Agnes Library, Community Program RoomAdults
3 p.m.Spoken Word
A workshop that highlights the history of spoken word and guides students through creating their own original pieces. Presented by Urban Stages for children ages 8 and older.
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
3:30 p.m.Super Scientist
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…
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
3:30 p.m. After School Science
Students are invited to learn about the scientific method and explore the world around them in these hands on workshop. They will conduct experiments and create projects. Jan 9th: Sound Waves Jan 16th: Bird Feeders Jan 23rd: The Paper Airplane Challenge Jan 30th: Why does ice Melt?
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Saturday, January 31, 2015
10:30 a.m.Artistic Dreams International
The ADI visual arts program teaches children to explore mixed media visual arts (drawing, painting, sculpture, etc.) Children learn to explore who they are and find their strengths. Through ADI's brief art history lesson before each art- making process, children are able to learn about historical and contemporary artists and movements. ADI holds art exhibits at the end of the workshop to allow the students to take pride in the work that they have done and share it with family, friends, and the…
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
11 a.m.Resume & Social Media Workshop
Do you need help creating a resume, or maybe your resume needs a boost? Want to know what buzzwords job recruiters search for, so that your resume gets seen by employers? Join Danielle for a Resume Building and Social Media Workshop with a focus on strategy and technique. Don't forget to bring your resume! Pre-registration is required. Danielle Sandler has an MBA from St. John's University and has been working in recruiting and human resources since 2009.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults,
Job Seekers
11:30 a.m.Registration Closed -Writing a LinkedIn Summary - Pre-Registration Required
Registration for this program is closed. The next session will be held February 12. Creating a LinkedIn profile is a "must" particularly for job-seekers. With 300 million profiles, it's no wonder that some employers don't even bother posting new openings anymore; instead, they search LinkedIn for potential candidates. It's also a "must" that your profile capture the attention of decision-makers. Yet, over 50% of the profiles do not include a Summary -- 2,000 characters of prime real es…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults,
Job Seekers
1 p.m.Meditation: A Solution to Stress, Anger, and Conflict with Jim Rose
Stress, anger, and conflict are part of life in today’s world, but you don’t have to live with them 24-7. In this interactive program, Jim Rose a longtime meditator will guide you through a series of exercises designed to show how meditation is a powerful tool for dealing with stress, anger, and conflict. Through several meditation periods, you will have a chance to see how meditation is also the key to a rich inner life. Jim Rose, M Ed., Rutgers University, is a retired executive of Johnson…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
1 p.m.Percussion with Passion - 3 week Percussion Workshop for Older Adults (55 +) with Dalys Torres
Explore different non-traditional percussion instruments! The second class will focus mainly on castanets. Find the musician within! This class is for students 55 years of age or older ONLY. Registration is required, class size is limited. Please stop by the library's Information Desk or call 212-966-3424 to register. No prior experience with music is necessary.
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults,
2 p.m.Creative Writing Workshop
7-session creative writing workshop being held at the Andrew Heiskell Library in partnership with the New York Writer's Coalition (NYWC). Attendees will discover the value of their own stories. This is a great opportunity for library members to get to meet and support their fellow writers. Registration is required. Participants are requested to commit to attending all sessions if possible.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomPersons with Disabilities
2 p.m.Harlem Pigeons : A Play
A Senior Citizen Drama Workshop : A very Funny Play
Countee Cullen Library, AuditoriumAdults,
2:30 p.m.Let Your Voice Be Heard: Spoken Word Performance Skills Workshop
8 Week Workshop for Seniors Geared to Developing and Strengthening Various Aspects of Spoken Word Performance Skills: 1/17/15 @ 2:30 - Introduction to Voice and Speech Technique 1/24/15 @ 2:30 - Movement 1/31/15 @ 2:30 - Creating and Structuring a Script 2/7/15 @ 2:30 - Rehearsal Technique 2/14/15 @ 2:30 - Getting Comfortable on Stage 2/21/15 @ 2:30 - Using a Microphone 2/28/15 @ 2:30 - Understanding and Overcoming "Stage Fright" 3/7/15 @ 2:30 - Relating Effectively to…
St. George Library CenterAdults,
3:30 p.m.A Way to Find the Words: Creative Writing Workshop
Join us for an 8-week writing workshop led by Kip Zegers in which each week participants will produce a piece of writing in prose (short fiction, flash fiction, prose poetry, creative non-fiction) or poetry based on a prompt provided by the instructor. Let’s write together, and see what comes out! This is a drop-in workshop so registration is not required. Writers are encouraged to attend each week but you can attend as often or as little as you like.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Monday, February 2, 2015
10 a.m.Get Photoshopped! Photo Retouching
In this class you will use the Photoshop to modify digital images. Learn how to use the clone stamp tool, duplicating backgrounds and much more. Workshop will begin at 10:00 a.m. Computers 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,
3:30 p.m.Rhythm and Music
In this interactive workshop, our percussionist brings audience members to the stage to play percussive instruments from around the world. For children ages 4 and older. Presented by Urban Stages.
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
4 p.m.Learn to Knit Workshop
Children will learn to knit in this beginning knitting workshop series. Each participant will receive their own pair of knitting needles and roll of yarn to create simple projects. Presented by Maureen Cooke. Recommended for children ages 6 and older. Limit to 15 participants, please register by phone or in-person.
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
6 p.m.League of Professional Theatre Women Oral History Project: Stockard Channing in conversation with Patrick Pacheco
Stockard Channing in conversation with Patrick Pacheco A conversation with prominent women in theatre, as part of the League’s ongoing series which chronicles and documents the contributions of significant women in theatre. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reserva…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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,
10:30 a.m.Healthcare and Taxes
Drop by this informative workshop to explore your Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and Part D Coverage Choices. We will be available to answer your tax questions and provide insights into tax preparation, amended returns and tax planning considerations. Allan Katz is the owner of Comprehensive Wealth Management Group, LLC. Allan is very involved in the local community, both on a professional and personal level. Allan is a member of the New York Chapter of the Financial Planning Associati…
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
11 a.m.Google Series: Google Drive/Docs
Aprenda a crear, editar y compartir documentos en línea utilizando siempre en evolución de procesamiento de Google de palabras, hoja de cálculo, presentación y programas de calendario.
Inwood Library, AuditoriumAdults
11 a.m.Adult 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) Tuesday 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Pre-Registration required in person or by phone at 212-744-5824
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults
12:15 p.m.Grand Central Public Speaking Workshop
Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. The Grand Central Public Speaking Workshop, a continuing series held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop are provided.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers
Join us for a fun exercise class for all ability levels! Senior volunteers trained by staff from 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.
New Dorp LibraryAdults,
A princess rebels against her royal obligations and explores Rome on her own. She meets an American newspaperman who, seeking an exclusive story, pretends ignorance of her identity. But his plan falters as they fall in love. Released 1953. 118 minutes. Come watch this film on our big screen.
New Dorp LibraryAdults
2:30 p.m.Art on Screen Film Series - Le Passion Noureev
Le Passion Noureev Directed by Fabrice Herrault 2013, 60 minutes On the 20th anniversary of Nureyev’s death, Fabrice Herrault, an eminent New York ballet teacher and film collector, has assembled an impressionistic tribute that shows the artist in some of his early performances through archival footage, much of it previously unseen, revealing “Rudi” at the peak of his powers. In French with English subtitles PRECEDES Dmitri Hvorostovsky: The Music and I Directe…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
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