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Saturday, March 7, 2015
2 p.m.Saturday Movie: Panic Room
Panic Room Recently divorced Meg Altman and her daughter Sarah have just moved into a three-story brownstone. During a home invasion, the two seek refuge in the home’s panic room, a secure space impossible for the burglars to break into. Unfortunately, the money the burglars want is also in the panic room. Directed by David Fincher ​Starring Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam, and Jared Leto DVD | Color | 2002 | 107 min | Columbia Pictures | Rated R March 7, 2 PM…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sunday, March 8, 2015
2 p.m.Sunday Movie: To Please A Lady
A ruthless race-car driver falls for a crusading journalist out to clean up the sport. Directed by Clarence Brown Starring: Clark Gable, Barbara Stanwyck, and Adolphe Menjou DVD | Black and White | 1950 | 91 mins | MGM |
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, March 9, 2015
10:30 a.m.MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
10:30 a.m.Advanced MS PowerPoint 2011
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Powerpoint 2010. Topics include using transitions, animations, etc. Please note: Bring a flash drive with an MP3 or WMA audio file, and an MP4 or MOV video file if you wish to practice embedding media.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
6:30 p.m.Advanced Email
Learn how to manage your contacts through your address book, and how to send and receive document and picture files as email attachments.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
6:30 p.m.Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy, with Kathryn Miles, a faculty member at Chatham University and Green Mountain College.
This illustrated lecture delves inside Hurrincane Sandy, the largest Atlantic storm ever recorded, with a diameter of 1000 miles, and details the stories of dedicated professionals at the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service. Use this quick list to reserve copies of our March 2015 Author @ the Library titles in the library catalog. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here:March Events Calendar 2015.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.Connecting to the Cloud
Curious about the cloud and what it can do for you. Take this immersive class.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
6:30 p.m.Trivia Night
Come and test your knowledge in a challenging though entertaining 30 question trivia quiz. There are questions and categories for all comers, spanning subjects from Music and Movies to New York History, Sports, Literature and others in between. Individuals and teams welcome. Bring your friends and be prepared to have a good time! No registration required First come first served Doors open at 6:15pm About our Trivia Master: Chris Vaccari - A Graduate of Fordham University in Bronx, New Yo…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Featured Author: Nadine Gordimer
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! March 2015 — Featured Author: Nadine Gordimer Wednesday, March 4, 1:00 pm Monday, March 9, 7:00 pm Loot A powerful earthquake exposed the ocean floor to reveal all its buried treasure, and everyone rushed to loot it. Then the water came roaring back. A Chip of Glass Ruby Bamjee did not understand why his wife, a devout Moslem of Indian heritage and mother of nine children, insisted on actively suppo…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
10:30 a.m.How'd You Do That?...Connecting Stuff to Your Computer
Learn how to connect printers, monitors and all types of other accessories to your computer.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
2:30 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.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
5:15 p.m.eBook Help Hour: Get Started with eBooks
Need help getting started with e-books? Bring your laptop, e-reader, tablet or smart phone to Mid-Manhattan's eBook Help Hour. Please come to eBook Help Hour with a valid library card and PIN. You will also need to know any passwords for your device (screen lock, Apple id, Play Store, etc.) to successfully download and authorize the library e-book apps. Please note that with some e-readers, such as the Nook Simple Touch, you will need to download library e-books to your personal computer and t…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
6:30 p.m.Basic Chinese Conversation - Level ll
Learn Mandarin with an experienced instructor using the Mango Languages database. The January classes will be held in Room 101 on the First Floor. The February and March classes will be held in the Co-Lab on the Second Floor. Walk-in class | No registration required | No placement test | First Come, First Served For more information please contact hungyunchang@nypl.org or call 212-576-0075
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.THE B-SIDE: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song, with Ben Yagoda, a journalism professor at the University of Delaware and the author, coauthor, or editor of twelve books,
This illustrated lecture by an acclaimed cultural critic is a narrative and social history of the Great American Songwriting era. Use this quick list to reserve copies of our March 2015 Author @ the Library titles in the library catalog. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here:March Events Calendar 2015.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR! an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Open to adult Intermediate & Advanced English speakers only. No registration required. Just come and talk! The…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
10 a.m.Advanced Excel 2011 for Mac
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
10:30 a.m.MS PowerPoint 2010 for Beginners
Learn how to create a slideshow presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images and clipart, and running your slideshow.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
2:30 p.m.Internet for Beginners
An introduction to the Internet, including getting connected, using a web browser, and navigating web pages. Learn how to find information online using search engines and subject directories.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
2:30 p.m.Connecting to the Cloud
Curious about the cloud and what it can do for you. Take this immersive class.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
5:15 p.m.Open Lab
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance!
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
6 p.m.Estate and Gift Planning Seminar
Are you working on your estate plans or need to update them? How can you best provide for family and loved ones while also supporting your favorite charities? Do you understand the probate process or want to avoid it? Are you confused by the continued estate tax changes? Most importantly, what will be your legacy? We are pleased to present an educational seminar for Library patrons and supporters. John Bacon, Director of Planned Giving, will present estate planning concepts in easy-to-und…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
50+,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Adults
6:30 p.m.Nails: The Story of the Modern Manicure, with Suzanne E. Shapiro, a researcher at The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
This illustrated lecture explores the evolution of the painted nail. The manicure as we know it has been around for less than a century, but it's become a major presence in the culture of fashion, with its own trends, fads, and fringe aspects. It looks at the myriad ways in which the adorned fingernail has served as an expression of the individual and the times. It traces the origins of the modern manicure as a radical gesture in style and follows it through today's culture of ubiquitous nail sa…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, March 12, 2015
10:30 a.m.MS Excel 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting & print previewing worksheets.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
1:15 p.m.Open Lab
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance!
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
2:30 p.m.Computer Buying Guide
Learn about the various types and components of computers, including basic computer terminology, an overview of operating systems, and popular software applications.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
2:30 p.m.Digital Storytelling Using iMovie
Discuss techniques of using digital tools to tell stories. Learn how to use Apple's popular iMovie software to combine words, images, video, and other media into a compelling narrative. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
6:30 p.m.Advanced MS PowerPoint 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Powerpoint 2010. Topics include using transitions, animations, etc. Please note: Bring a flash drive with an MP3 or WMA audio file, and an MP4 or MOV video file if you wish to practice embedding media.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
6:30 p.m.Chinese Calligraphy Workshops
Learn how to use a brush pen to write Chinese calligraphy with an experienced instructor. No Chinese language knowledge required. Library will provide supplies. Group meets in the Co-Lab in Mid-Manhattan Library on the Second Floor. Thursday evenings in March and April from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Space is limited. Online Registration for each individual workshop is required. For more information please contact hungyunchang@nypl.org or call 212-576-0075. March 2015 April 2015…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944, with Ronald C. Rosbottom, the Winifred L. Arms Professor in the Arts and Humanities and Professor of French and European Studies at Amherst College.
This illustrated lecture chronicles Nazi-occupied Paris during World War II.and recounts daily life in the city during the four years of occupation, the development of an underground resistance, and the city’s liberation. Use this quick list to reserve copies of our March 2015 Author @ the Library titles in the library catalog. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here:March Events Calendar 2015.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR! an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Open to adult Intermediate & Advanced English speakers only. No registration required. Just come and talk! The…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Friday, March 13, 2015
10:30 a.m.Saving and Recovering Data
Learn how to save data to flash drives and other devices. As well as how to recover data that might be lost.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
12 noonREELABILITIES NY Disabilities Film Festival - Autistic Like Me: A Father's Perspective
Autistic Like Me: A Father's Perspective Charles Jones, Documentary 82 min, USA, 2014 Autism Autistic Like Me examines the lives of fathers and male caregivers raising and caring for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dispelling the archaic ""big boys don't cry"" notion, the film chronicles the emotional struggle of a group of fathers as they open up to one another about the fear, disappointment and ultimately the acceptance of a very different parenting experience than they had…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryFamilies,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
2:30 p.m.Magazines and Newspapers 2
Explore more advanced search features of the database EBSCOhost to find full-text articles from thousands of magazines, newspapers, and journals.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
3:30 p.m.REELABILITIES NY Disabilities Film Festival - Endless Abilities
ENDLESS ABILITIES Harvey Burrell, Tripp Clemens 72 min, documentary, USA Physical Disability In the spring of 2012, four best friends drove across the country in search of adaptive sports for individuals with physical disabilities, and lived to tell the story in a feature documentary film. From rehabilitation patients to Paralympic athletes, our cameras captured the reality of broken boundaries and common goals among all who are active. We went rock climbing with people who are blind, pla…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
4:45 p.m.Photoshop CS6 for Beginners
Learn how to enhance photos using the # 1 photo editing software in the world; Adobe Photoshop. In this class you the features of Photoshop and learn about layers and use them to minpulate images to your desire.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
6 p.m.Storms and Silences by Jaanika Peerna
This illustrated lecture showcases a beautiful art book, revealing the first decade of Jaanika Peerna's work as an artist, from drawings to performance to swoops of mylar. The book was printed and designed in Estonia by Martin Pedanik, with essays by Heie Treier and Fiona Robinson, and photos of her performances in Europe, taken by many good photographers, including Ave Talu, Reelika Ramot, Arvo Wichmann, Yavor Gantchev, and others. About the presenter: Jaanika Peerna is an Estonian-born arti…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Saturday, March 14, 2015
2 p.m.Tinta, Papel, y... Café - Tertulias de escritura
NUEVAS TERTULIAS PARA EL AÑO 2015 ¿Te Gusta Escribir? Si deseas explorar el modo con el que las mujeres nos enfrentamos a la creación literaria y su difusión en español Si escribes, tienes un libro publicado, o sueñas con hacerlo en breve Si estás buscando... Un espacio para compartir las dificultades de mercado de la mujer que escribe en español Una plataforma desde la que expresarte y mostrar tu obra Entonces, Tinta, Papel...y Café es para tí Inscríbete en línea a la siguiente di…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
3 p.m.REELABILITIES NY Disabilities Film Festival - The Case of the Three Sided Dream
The Case of the Three Sided Dream Adam Kahan, Documentary 88 min, USA, English Blindness The story of multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk; who went from blind infant, to child prodigy, to adult visionary, to political activist, and finally to paralyzed showman. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/84499769 Director Talk immediately following film. Adam Kahan Director, The Case of the Three Sided Dream Adam Kahan is a filmmaker living in Brooklyn, New York. He has made several fil…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sunday, March 15, 2015
2 p.m.REELABILITIES: NY Disabilities Film Festival - Jon Imber’s Left Hand
JON IMBER’S LEFT HAND Dir. Richard Kane Documentary, 63 min, USA, English ALS Jon Imber’s Left Hand traces this artist’s life and adaptations, switching from painting with his right hand to his left, then to both as the degenerative condition worsens. Adversity only makes him more determined: more than 100 portraits in three month. The film first encounters Imber in his studio with his partner analyzing Jon's self-portrait and talking about the terror to come. The painting becomes an unse…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Immigrants,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Monday, March 16, 2015
10:30 a.m.Learn to Type
Learn keyboarding skills and practice typing.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
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