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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
10 a.m.Resume, Cover Letter and 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.Art for a Lifetime Workshop: “As I was Saying…” Writing for Voice
An exploration into memory, creative expression and storytelling through writing, tactile arts and performance. We will celebrate the culmination of this workshop with a group show. Wednesdays 11am to 1pm, April 22nd, 29th, May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, June 3rd, 10th. Finale Saturday June 13th 2-4pm. Call us to register your interest. Participants will be chosen by lottery and notified in late March. Part of the “Art for a Lifetime” series of +workshops offered by the New York Public Library for a…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomPersons with Disabilities
12 noonAlan Cumming
Alan Cumming comes to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, Not My Father's Son: A Memoir. Alan Cumming is an actor and activist beyond eclectic. He plays Eli Gold on CBS’s The Good Wife, for which he received Golden Globe, Emmy, SAG and Satellite award nominations, and is currently reprising his Tony Award-winning role of the Emcee in the Broadway musical Cabaret. Cumming is also Host of PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery and appears opposite Lisa Kudrow in Showtime's Web Therapy. He has written fo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers
12:30 p.m.Writing a Winning Resume that Brands & Markets YOU : A Career Thinker workshop with Tom Powner
Whether you are actively searching for a job, just thinking about a new job or career or you want to be prepared, invest in yourself and attend our resume writing workshop to help make your resume a winning one that brands you to your target career/job. The true 5 purposes of your resume. Understanding branding & marketing in your resume. Putting Jane Doe’s before resume to the test. What really happens with your resume when applying to online job postings? Tips on getting your…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomJob Seekers
1 p.m.Write, Write, Write!
Learn to write poetry, memoir and prose with Ellen Aug Lytle. She will be having a series of free workshops at the St. George Library Center. There will also be a reading featuring the work of students attending the workshop. Workshops will place on the following Wednesdays from 1 pm to 3 pm: April: 29 May: 6, 13, 20, 27 June: *3, 10, 17 *The reading will take will take place on June 3rd, during the workshop. The workshop will end at 4:00 pm that day. This event was funded in part by Po…
St. George Library CenterAdults
1 p.m.Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Practice meditation and slow moving exercise. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind. Please join us for this series each Wednesday from 4/29 - 7/8 (skip 5/13) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Columbus LibraryAdults
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,
50+,
Adults
4 p.m.Mother's Day Card Workshop
Make a one of a kind creative card for Mother's Day. Celebrate Mom, Grandma, Aunties and the caregivers in your lives. All materials will be provided.
Edenwald LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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
5 p.m.College Planning and Financial Aid
College is expensive but with proper planning, it can be affordable. In this workshop you will learn: The importance of the FAFSA form and what it means to families. How to appeal to the school of your choice to receive more free money (grants and scholarships) What steps to take if you have lost employment or are divorced What the new tax laws mean to your family (Hope Credit, Lifetime Learning Credit, etc.) How a PRIVATE SCHOOL can cost less than a STATE SCHOOL New changes to financial…
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
6 p.m.The Legacy of David Wojnarowicz | Cynthia Carr, Adam Putnam, Gary Schneider | Art and Literature Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. In conjunction with the twentieth-anniversary edition of Brush Fires in the Social Landscape, Aperture Foundation and the New York Public Library present a conversation on David Wojnarowicz’s artistic legacy. The artist’s use of photography, at times in conjunction with text and painting, was extraordinary, as was his unprecedented way of addressing the AIDS crisis and issues of censorship, homophobia, and narrative. The contributors to the book Cynthia…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
7 p.m.Diane von Furstenberg | Rhonda Garelick
Diane von Furstenberg, whom Newsweek called "the most marketable woman since Coco Chanel," joins award-winning scholar and Chanel biographer Rhonda Garelick to explore what it means to be a fashion icon. DIANE VON FURSTENBERG first entered the fashion world in 1972 with a suitcase full of jersey dresses. Two years later, she created the wrap dress, which came to symbolize power and independence for an entire generation of women. By 1976, she had sold over a million of the dresses and was fea…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thursday, May 7, 2015
10 a.m.Writing Through Memory: Memoir and Storytelling Workshop for Adults 55+
Learn memoir-style short story writing in this free 8-week workshop series for adults 55+ lead by teaching artist Lauren Jost. Participants will work with peers to tell, write, and edit a short story based on a memory from their life, which they will present at the culminating event. Participants are expected to attend all sessions. Workshop dates: Thursdays April 2, 9, 16, 23, May 7, 14, 21, 28, 10:00am-12:00pm Culminating Event: Saturday, May 30th, 3:00pm-5:00pm Registration is required f…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
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 Websites
Grand Concourse LibraryJob Seekers
11:15 a.m.Career Resources
Need extra time on the computer to search and apply for jobs? Need to reformat your resume? Come and use designated computers for extra computer time to get your job search or resume done.
Eastchester LibraryAdults
11:15 a.m.Google Series: Gmail
Learn how Gmail works, sign up for a free email account, and learn about sending, replying to forwarding messages and attachments.
Dongan Hills LibraryAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
12 noonMoney Matters: 銀行 (Cantonese)
BANKING: 銀行 銀行業務雖然很複雜,但為了實現理財目標,也必須要瞭解銀行業務的原理。在這次講座中,您將瞭解銀行與信用合作社的區別和各自的優點。另外,您還會瞭解開戶方法、金融機構的產品和服務以及與金融機構代表保持往來的重要意義。 免費財務講座以及用廣東話和 普通話進行的一對一輔導服務 幫助您實現最佳理財成果。 網站: nypl.org/money The New York Public Library's Money Matters series is made possible thanks to the generous support of McGraw Hill Financial.…
Seward Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
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)
2:30 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
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,
50+,
Adults
4 p.m.Thursdays at M'berg: Games IRL (In Real Life)
Bring your favorite multiplayer board game or play one of ours. Beginning this month, at the Muhlenberg Library , join us each Thursday (4-5pm) for TEENS ONLY programs. This program series, "Thursdays at M'berg" will feature a range of activities and topics.
Muhlenberg Library, Conference RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
6 p.m.Conversations in Black Freedom Studies - Black and Brown Coalitions
Schomburg Education presents this dynamic adult education series with a full line up of provocative scholars and community members committed to engaging dialogue about black freedom studies. The Spring 2015 semester is curated by professors Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College/CUNY) and Komozi Woodard (Sarah Lawrence College). May 7 at 6 p.m. with Sonia Song-Ha Lee; Washington University in St. Louis; Alejandra Marchevsky, California State University, Los Angeles; and Johanna Fernandez, B…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureCollege & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
6 p.m.Money Matters: 銀行 (Mandarin)
BANKING: 銀行 銀行業務雖然很複雜,但為了實現理財目標,也必須要瞭解銀行業務的原理。在這次講座中,您將瞭解銀行與信用合作社的區別和各自的優點。另外,您還會瞭解開戶方法、金融機構的產品和服務以及與金融機構代表保持往來的重要意義。 免費財務講座以及用廣東話和 普通話進行的一對一輔導服務 幫助您實現最佳理財成果。 網站: nypl.org/money The New York Public Library's Money Matters series is made possible thanks to the generous support of McGraw Hill Financial.…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
6 p.m.Meredith Monk: 50 Years in New York City
The Library for the Performing Arts presents an evening honoring Meredith Monk, the trailblazing composer, singer, director/choreographer, and creator of new opera, music-theater works, films, and installations. Ms. Monk returns to the Library, the home of her archive, for a conversation with John Killacky, Executive Director of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, about her current and past work. Join Ms. Monk, as she reexamines her own manuscripts, recordings, and other materials from he…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Friday, May 8, 2015
10 a.m.Muhlenberg Friday Morning Film Series Presents: Fred Astaire - The Gay Divorcee
Mimi is a woman seeking a divorce from her husband. She travels to an English seaside resort, pursued by the love-stricken Guy, whom she mistakes for the hired correspondent in her divorce case. Director: Mark Sandrich; Cast: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Betty Grable, Alice Brady, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes; 107 minutes; 1934; Warner Bros. Assistive listening is provided for those with hearing loss through the use of a room loop, which works with hearing aids that have a tele-coil. Op…
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
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,
50+,
Adults
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. MAY - JUNE May 1 , 8, 15, 22 , 29 June 5, 12, 19, 26 Program is free. Call 347-683-2691 for more information Older adults of all ages and abilities welcome. Attendance at all sessions is reco…
George Bruce LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
11 a.m.Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
Engage in the joy and challenge of reading, memorizing, and acting Shakespeare! In this eight-week course, we will delve into the demands and pleasures of Shakespeare, mindful that the plays weren’t written as ‘literature’ but as texts for actors to perform. Every class session will include a brief physical and vocal warm up. No acting experience necessary! The course will culminate in a final performance of select monologues and scenes. Classes will meet Fridays from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, M…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
11:30 a.m.Money Matters: Crédito
Taller: Crédito En los Estados Unidos, el crédito es una herramienta importante para alcanzar las metas financieras. Durante este taller usted aprenderá acerca de los diferentes tipos de crédito y sus beneficios. También aprenderá cómo empezar su historial de crédito, por qué es importante, y cómo utilizarlo responsablemente. El taller también le enseñará la importancia de tener un ITIN como herramienta para comenzar su historial de crédito. Preséntese puntualmente: hay cupo limitado y el acce…
Tremont LibraryAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
12 noonElevator "Pitch Perfect!"
Are you prepared to give a strong elevator pitch and answer questions like- Tell me about yourself? What are you looking for? Why do you believe you are a good fit for your next opportunity? You are not your resume. The resume is only a tool to get an interview. Your elevator pitch and presentation abilities will build positive momentum on your path to secure offers. Steven Davis discusses: How to influence others by your words and energy What and how much information to share Ho…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
1 p.m.Movies @ Kips Bay Library Presents Book to Movie Adaptations: Misery
Warner Bros. Rating R, Runtime 107 minutes, Release Year 1990; Director Rob Reiner Synopsis Adapted from a Stephen King novel, Rob Reiner's Misery cast James Caan as a writer at a career crossroads. The film opens with Paul Sheldon (Caan) completing work on his latest novel, a break from his popular series of novels featuring the character Misery Chastain. He gets into a severe car accident and is saved by Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates)…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Standing Down A reading and discussion group for veterans
Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian is a new reading and discussion series for veterans. It is held in the informal setting of your local library and based on a special collection of writing by and about men and women who have served in the military and made the transition back into civilian life. Standing Down includes writing ranging from Homer’s Iliad to personal accounts by members of the US Armed Forces. The program is open to service members of all eras and is free. You w…
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults
3:30 p.m.College Planning and Financial Aid
College is expensive but with proper planning, it can be affordable. In this workshop you will learn: The importance of the FAFSA form and what it means to families. How to appeal to the school of your choice to receive more free money (grants and scholarships) What steps to take if you have lost employment or are divorced What the new tax laws mean to your family (Hope Credit, Lifetime Learning Credit, etc.) How a PRIVATE SCHOOL can cost less than a STATE SCHOOL New changes to financial…
Huguenot Park LibraryAdults
6 p.m.The Ancestors in our Hearts by Tanya Torres / Artist
Bronx Library Center Latino & Puerto Rican Cultural Center Puerto Rican Heritage Gallery Presents Heritage Artist Tanya Torres The Ancestors in our Hearts Exhibit Opening Tour #1 Friday May 8, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Guest artist Mercedes Molina (Afro-Taino Dolls) Exhibit Description: The Ancestors in Our Hearts explores two important elements of Puerto Rican cultural heritage: the Taíno symbols and the black dolls. The Taíno symbols as interpreted by Tanya Torres a…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Saturday, May 9, 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
10:30 a.m.Money Matters: Crédito
Taller: Crédito En los Estados Unidos, el crédito es una herramienta importante para alcanzar las metas financieras. Durante este taller usted aprenderá acerca de los diferentes tipos de crédito y sus beneficios. También aprenderá cómo empezar su historial de crédito, por qué es importante, y cómo utilizarlo responsablemente. El taller también le enseñará la importancia de tener un ITIN como herramienta para comenzar su historial de crédito. Preséntese puntualmente: hay cupo limitado y el acce…
New Dorp LibraryAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
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
2:30 p.m.Money Matters: Presupuesto
Taller: Presupuesto El taller de presupuesto le enseñará a definir metas financieras y crear un plan de acción para alcanzarlas. Aprenderá cómo crear un presupuesto y realizar un seguimiento de sus gastos e ingresos. También aprenderá la importancia de diferenciar entre necesidades y deseos para identificar prioridades y establecer límites. Preséntese puntualmente: hay cupo limitado y el acceso será por orden de llegada. Money Matters es un programa gratuito de información financiera básica…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
2:30 p.m.ROCKIN' THE ROACH! - Wave Two
Silent Clowns Film Series CHARLEY & JAMES (OR PAUL): CHASING THE BROTHERS PARROTT @ ROACH Paul Parrott in THE SLEUTH (1922), supervision by Charles Parrott Snub Pollard and James Finlayson in SOLD AT AUCTION! (1923), directed by Charles Parrott Charley Chase in SITTIN' PRETTY (1924), with James Parrott Snub Pollard and Paul Parrott in THE OLD WAR-HORSE (1926) Charley Chase in THE CARETAKER'S DAUGHTER (1925), with James Parrott Charley Chase…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
3 p.m.From Chaos to Biology: The Physics of Self-Organization
Newton's equations of motion allow us to predict with great confidence how a pair of objects will move under the influence of their mutual interactions. Add another interacting object, and the system devolves into chaos. The objects' fate is as random as random can be, and provably unknowable. Add more objects and the situation only gets worse. How, then, can the multitude of molecules that make up a living cell organize themselves into the exquisite three-dimensional structures necessary…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
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