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Monday, May 9, 2016
4 p.m.Castles!: A Medieval Building Series
Let’s go back to a time of lords, knights, jousting, and really large buildings called castles! Learn to create and build the different components of a castle with LEGO® bricks! Week 1: Castle Curtain Walls - Children will be introduced to the idea of a medieval castle and focus on discovering the components of the exterior wall of a castle’s compound -- the curtain wall! They will also learn about its various architectural features such as battlements and arrow loops; AND, if there’s time,…
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
6 p.m.Bernstein Award Finalist Series: Larissa MacFarquhar
In celebration of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, The New York Public Library invites finalist Larissa MacFarquhar for a conversation with Jessica Strand. Larissa MacFarquhar is nominated for her book Strangers Drowning. New Yorker writer Larissa MacFarquhar examines the psychological roots and existential dilemmas motivating those rare individuals who are practicing lives of extreme ethical commitment. The book shares the deeply intimate and in-depth stories of pe…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, McGraw RotundaAdults
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
10 a.m.Google Series: Google Drive/Docs
Learn how to create, edit and share documents online using Google's cloud storage and web app platform.
St. George Library CenterAdults,
50+,
Adults
10 a.m.Resume and Job Search
Are you ready to explore your potential career goal? if yes, come join us our upcoming Resume and Job Search session. what to expect: How to build a resume from the scratch Effective Job Search Strategies Career, recruitment, and training related informaiton If you have any questins, contact us at 718-933-6410.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterAdults,
50+,
Job Seekers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
10:30 a.m.Google Series: Google Maps
Need directions? Learn how to use Google Maps to navigate the world and find interesting places.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
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,
50+,
Adults
11 a.m.Adult One-on-One Computer Help Workshop
Work one-on-one with a volunteer tutor. Improve Internet skills, create, and use e-mail, 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
11:30 a.m.Collage It!: A Collage Workshop
Photos, articles, papers, a nagging idea, memories, travel memorabilia, maps, other…. Learn to express yourself visually using collage. Learn elements of design. Learn how to use archival materials so that your artwork will look good and last. Besides learning basic skills, students will experience the creative process, how to make choices, prioritize, and organize their thoughts and materials. Each student will leave having created their own collage and the knowledge of how to continue this…
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
12:30 p.m.Poetry and Prose Workshop Series
Learn to write poetry, memoir, and prose with Ellen Aug Lytle. She will be having a ten-session series of free workshops at the St. George Library Center. There will also be a reading featuring the work of students attending the workshop. This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
St. George Library Center, AuditoriumAdults
12:30 p.m.Job Searching Skills Workshop : A Career Thinker Workshop with Tom Powner
It’s more than just hitting the enter key on your keyboard How has searching for a job changed Tapping into the hidden job market Traditional methods are still alive Job searching online Targeting companies The Importance of networking Job and career fairs Recruiters and Headhunters Tom Powner will be presenting this workshop/seminar. Tom is a CPRW, CEIP & CCMC. CPRW – Certified Professional Resume Writer CEIP – Certified Employment Interview Professional CCMC - Cer…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Adults
1 p.m.Stay Well for Seniors
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,
50+,
Adults
1 p.m.Google Series: "Drive and More"
Do you wanna know? what 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
1:15 p.m.Career Resources
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. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
Job Seekers
2 p.m.Google Series: Google Drive/Google Calendar
Learn how to create, edit and share online documents using Google's ever-evolving word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and calendar programs.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
2:30 p.m.Singing Classes with Yuanlin Chen / 跟Yuanlin Chen 学唱歌
Chatham Square Chorus / 歌唱班 Singing Classes with Yuanlin Chen / 跟Yuanlin Chen 学唱歌 This eight-session workshop will contain three parts of practice in each session: fundamental vocal development, basic music theory, and ensemble singing rehearsal. / 這八課包含三部分:基本的聲音,基本音樂理論,和合奏排練唱歌。 This program is an introduction to the choral art. No experience is required. It is open to all adults who appreciate and enjoy singing. / 這些課程是介紹合唱的藝術。沒有經驗也可參加。 Tuesdays, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM / 星期二, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
3 p.m.Google Series: "Docs"
Learn how to create, edit and share online documents using Google's ever-evolving word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and calendar programs.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
3:30 p.m.Castles!: A Medieval Building Series
Let’s go back to a time of lords, knights, jousting, and really large buildings called castles! Learn to create and build the different components of a castle with LEGO® bricks! Week 1: Castle Curtain Walls- Children will be introduced to the idea of a medieval castle and focus on discovering the components of the exterior wall of a castle’s compound-- the curtain wall! They will also learn about its various architectural features such as battlements and arrow loops; AND, if there’s time, t…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3:30 p.m.Be a Game Builder
You buy them. You play them. Have you ever thought of creating one? Explore the world and concepts of game design with LEGO® bricks! You’ll even learn to "power up" your designs with LEGO® Power Functions. You have the experience. You have the creativity. All you need are the skills. Are you game? Week 1: Minecraft and Game Mechanics- Unravel the game design concept of game mechanics and the inner workings that connect them together. Reflect on your own experiences as game players and use…
Morris Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3:30 p.m.Castles! A Medieval Building Series -LEGO Program at Chatham Square!
Let’s go back to a time of lords, knights, jousting, and really large buildings called castles! Learn to create and build the different components of a castle with LEGO® bricks! Week 1: Tuesday May 3rd at 3:30 Castle Curtain Walls- Children will be introduced to the idea of a medieval castle and focus on discovering the components of the exterior wall of a castle’s compound-- the curtain wall! They will also learn about its various architectural features such as battlements and arrow loops;…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m.Teen and Tween Sewing Workshop
Ages 8-17 Registration Required.
Great Kills LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m.Be a Game Builder
Week 1: Minecraft and Game Mechanics- Unravel the game design concept of game mechanics and the inner workings that connect them together. Reflect on your own experiences as game players and use that knowledge in designing and collaborating on your own LEGO® based version of Minecraft. “Play-test” your games with options for adding moving parts using Power Function LEGO® sets. Week 2: Characters In the World of Games- Explore and discuss the importance of characters! In the gaming world, pla…
Inwood LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m.Add Color to Flowers Using Science
In this workshop, children will learn about colors in flowers. Limited to 16 children. For ages 7-11. Pre-registration is required.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
4 p.m.Castles!: A Medieval Building Series
Let’s go back to a time of lords, knights, jousting, and really large buildings called castles! Learn to create and build the different components of a castle with LEGO® bricks! Week 1: Castle Curtain Walls- Children will be introduced to the idea of a medieval castle and focus on discovering the components of the exterior wall of a castle’s compound-- the curtain wall! They will also learn about its various architectural features such as battlements and arrow loops; AND, if there’s time, t…
Edenwald LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m.Castles!: A Medieval Building Series
Let’s go back to a time of lords, knights, jousting, and really large buildings called castles! Learn to create and build the different components of a castle with LEGO® bricks! Week 1: Castle Curtain Walls- Children will be introduced to the idea of a medieval castle and focus on discovering the components of the exterior wall of a castle’s compound-- the curtain wall! They will also learn about its various architectural features such as battlements and arrow loops; AND, if there’s time, t…
Webster LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
4 p.m.Color, Paint, & Draw
Kids of all ages will stretch their creativity as we explore different materials every week to create a process-based art project. Process art focuses on the process of creativity, interacting with, and manipulating the materials, with less emphasis on the finished product. This workshop is all about having FUN and exploring art. Some weeks may be messy, disposable smocks are availiable, but please dress for a mess! *Young children should be accompanied by a caregiver. *Space and supplies…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
4 p.m.Music @NYPL presents: Hasan Bakr
A percussionist, singer and composer, who found his first musical expressions in the tonal arts of the drum and percussion. He has studied masters with discipline for most of his adult life with such notables as Chief Bey (shekere and bell), Babafeami(Conga), Nana Vasconcelos (berimbau and caxixi), Little Ray Romero (timbales), and Mbemba Bangoura.(Djembe). While actively pursuing a career in drumming, Hasan molded a unique vocal ability that landed a position as lead singer in the legendary Sp…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
4 p.m.Castles: A Medieval Series
Learn to create and build the different parts of a castle with LEGO bricks. Ages 6- 12.
Melrose LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m.Crafternoons: May Days
Bqack by Popular demand its the Carafternoon Series! Come join us as this month for our series of Arts and Crafts activites held in the afternoon. This week we will be bringing back the classics! This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.* Crafternoon 1 (Tuesday, May 3rd): Comic Book Magnets Crafternoon 2 (Wednesday, May 4th): Mother's Day Gift Crafternoon 3 (Thursday, May 5th): Cinco de Mayo Crafternoon 4 (Tuesday, May 10th): Puffy Paint Bracelets Crafte…
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4:30 p.m.Castles!: A Medieval Building Series with Legos
Let’s go back to a time of lords, knights, jousting, and really large buildings called castles! Learn to create and build the different components of a castle with LEGO® bricks! Week 1: Castle Curtain Walls- Children will be introduced to the idea of a medieval castle and focus on discovering the components of the exterior wall of a castle’s compound-- the curtain wall! They will also learn about its various architectural features such as battlements and arrow loops; AND, if there’s time, t…
Woodlawn Heights LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
5 p.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.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
5 p.m.Jefferson Market Playhouse: Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde - Auditions
We are seeking non-equity actors for the first community production of the Jefferson Market Playhouse— Gross Indecency: the Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moisés Kaufman! Auditions will be held Tuesday, May 10 5:00—8:00 pm, and Friday, May 13th 4:00—7:00 pm Callbacks: Monday, May 16 5:30—7:30 pm Actors can audition with a prepared monologue, or read a piece from the text. Diverse and multi-generational casting. Performances will be Friday, June 24 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, June 25…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
6 p.m.Facts on the Ground | Shimon Attie, Norman Kleeblatt, Maya Benton | An Artist Dialogue Series
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Internationally renowned visual artist Shimon Attie discusses his evocative new monograph and concurrent exhibition, Facts on the Ground, with Norman Kleeblatt, Chief Curator, The Jewish Museum, New York, and Maya Benton, Curator at the International Center of Photography. LAND LORD, Two on-location custom made light boxes, Looking onto Israeli settlement Har Homa from Palestinian Village Umm Tuba, annexed by Israel in 1967, 2014, Digital C…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
6:30 p.m.Farai Chideya
In The Episodic Career, award-winning author, researcher, journalist and analyst Farai Chideya offers a practical guide to navigating today’s volatile job market. Maintaining that today’s careers are episodic and move through many phases, Chideya provides valuable advice on how to enhance an existing career, rebound from being out of work or move from a job that is no longer rewarding. Chideya will be in conversation with author, speaker and media host Carmen Rita Wong. A book signing will follo…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
10 a.m.Resume Workshop
Designed to assist in creating a new or updated resume. Topics include cover letters and resources for job opportunities. A flash drive is required to save your work. Every Wednesday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
City Island LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
11 a.m.Resume Workshop
•Having issues with your resume? •Unsure of how to format? •Need a second pair of eyes to proof read it? Bring your resume on a usb drive or in your email and we’ll fix it up together! Space is limited, sign up today at the adult information desk!
Francis Martin LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Job Seekers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
11 a.m.Canceled
Tai Chi for Seniors
Tai Chi for Seniors Great Kills Library Wednesdays: 4/27/2016 - 5/4/2016 - 5/11/2016 11:00 a.m. Tai chi is a system of exercises practiced at a steady meditative pace. Gentle movements coordinated with deep breathing invigorate and heal the body, clear the mind and create inner peace and harmony. Tai chi fosters the ability to face the world with openness and fearlessness and find the sacred dimension of everyday life. Dino Blanche, who has been a teacher of tai chi, jujitsu and self-defens…
Great Kills LibraryAdults,
50+,
Immigrants,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
11 a.m.Resume Workshop
Having issues with your resume? Unsure of how to format? Need a second pair of eyes to proof read it? Bring your resume on a USB drive or in your email and we’ll fix it up together!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers
12 noonGeoff Dyer
Geoff Dyer comes to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, White Sands. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Geoff Dyer has received the Somerset Maugham Prize, the E. M. Forster Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism, and, in 2015, the Windham Campbell Prize for nonfiction. The author of four novels and nine works of fiction, Dyer is writer-in-residence at the University of So…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers
12:30 p.m.Movies at Mulberry Street Library presents - SoHo in the 1980s
Join us for three films that capture the creative and eclectic zeitgeist of SoHo in the 1980s! 12:30 pm : Downtown 81 (1981) - Directed by Edo Bertoglio. Starring - Jean Michel Basquiat and featuring Debbie Harry, John Lurie, Tish and Snooky, and more! The film is a day in the life of a young artist, Jean Michel Basquiat, who needs to raise money to reclaim the apartment from which he has been evicted. He wanders the downtown streets carrying a painting he hopes to sell, encountering friends,…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
1 p.m.How to Write and (Eventually) Sell Your Book with Carlota Zimmerman
Many of us have books inside of us, but we’re our own worst critics. We say that "one day," we'll write a book, but in this workshop, "one day" is today. The first part of a two-part workshop will give participants realistic tips in order to write a book from start to finish. In the second half of the workshop, we will focus on bringing that manuscript to publication, from networking to social media. Since 2010, Carlota, the Creativity Yenta, has led numerous professional development courses at…
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
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