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Friday, November 21, 2014
2:30 p.m.Learn to Use a Mouse
Learn how to hold, click, and move the mouse; how to scroll, how to highlight words; and practice new skills.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
2:30 p.m.iMovie on the iPad
Learn how to use Apple's popular iMovie software. Create your own short movie clip by editing different clips from videos and add a sound track to fit your movie's feel.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
4:45 p.m.Pages for Mac
Get acquainted with Apple's powerful word processor that gives you everything you need to create documents that look beautiful, read beautifully, and let you work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices, as well as with colleagues, friends, and family who use Microsoft Word.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Saturday, November 22, 2014
10:30 a.m.Teach Yourself: Computer Self-Study
Discover free computer tutorials on the web. Search NYPL’s Catalog for books, DVDs and eBooks to help you learn computer programs and concepts on your own. Find resources on Word, Excel, Office 2010 and 2013, the Internet, typing and other topics.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
2 p.m.Saturday Movie: The House of Yes
The House of Yes DVD | Color | 1997 | 90 min | Miramax | Rated R Jackie O is anxiously awaiting the arrival of her brother who is coming home for Thanksgiving. She was not prepared for him to bring along his fiancé. It is quickly apparent that her obsession with the Kennedys is nothing compared to her obsession with her brother. Directed by Mark Waters Starring Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton, Tori Spelling, Rachael Leigh Cook, Freddie Prinze Jr., and Genevieve Bujold. This film will be shown o…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
2:30 p.m.Introduction to eBay
Learn how to buy and sell, and much more, using eBay.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
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
Sunday, November 23, 2014
2 p.m."Dead Ringer" DVD, Black and White, 115 minutes, 1964, Warner Bros, Directed by: Paul Henreid, Starring: Bette Davis, Karl Malden, and Peter Lawford
The working class twin sister of a callous wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes the identity of the dead woman. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
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
10:30 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
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
6:30 p.m.Connecting to the Cloud
Learn all about the Cloud, what it is and how you use it.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
6:30 p.m.Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism, with David Harvey, a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology & Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), and the author of numerous books.
This illustrated lecture examines the internal contradictions within the flow of capital that have precipitated recent crises. Use this quick list to reserve copies of our November Author @ the Library titles in the library catalog. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: November Events Calendar.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - American Classics
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! November 2014 — American Classics Wednesday, November 19, 1:00 pm Monday, November 24, 7:00 pm The Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote Buddy doesn’t want to invite Odd Henderson, his worst enemy and the school bully, to their family Thanksgiving dinner even though his cousin and best friend Miss Sook insists it’s the right thing to do. The bully won’t really show up, will he? Other November Story Time Date…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
10:30 a.m.Digital Media Basics
Learn all about downloading music, videos, images and more! Including streaming and sharing.
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.Twitter Basics
Learn about the online social network Twitter.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
5:15 p.m.eBook Help Hour: Get Started with eBooks
Need help getting started with eBooks? Bring your laptop, eReader, tablet or smart phone to Mid-Manhattan's eBook Help Hour. Get assistance loading electronic library books on your Kindle, create your free Adobe ID, learn about 3M Cloud Library, and so much more. Make sure you bring your library card, PIN, and any necessary access passwords for your devices so we can help you as quickly as possible. Printable November/December eBook Help Hour schedule.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
6:30 p.m.Urban Appetites: Food and Culture in Nineteenth-Century New York, with Cindy R. Lobel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History at Lehman College.
This illustrated lecture surveys the origins of New York City's food industry and the rise of New York as both a metropolis and food capital in the 19th century. Use this quick list to reserve copies of our November Author @ the Library titles in the library catalog. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: November Events Calendar.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.Basic Chinese Conversation - Level I
Learn basic Mandarin Chinese! No prior experience with the Chinese language required. Learn using the Mango Languages database on the New York Public Library website. First session: Introduction and orientation to the Mango Languages program. In the following sessions the native speaking instructor reinforces and practices material covered in the Mango lessons. Accurate pronunciation is emphasized. 10 Tuesdays, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
10:30 a.m.iPad Basics
This course will cover some basic features of the iPad. Learn the hardware, some settings, navigation and app basics.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
2:30 p.m.Featured Database: Mango Language Lab
Hola! Ni Hao! Bonjour! Konnichiwa! Dobryi den'! Come try out the Mango Languages program and start learning one of 35 languages today. This is a conversation based language learning program with a built-in recording option. Record your voice and compare your speech to the narrator’s to hear your progress.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC 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
7:30 p.m.BRAIN GAMES
Don’t just play them, learn with them. Reward and exercise your brain the fun way. Master your strategy skills with Chess or Go. Learn about finance with Monopoly and The Game of Life. With many games to choose from, it’s not all just fun and games. This program takes place in the Corner Room on the 1st floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Friday, November 28, 2014
2:30 p.m.Navigating NYC 311 Website
Learn how the NYC 311 website can save you time. In this class we explore commonly used services including filing a noise complaint, paying tickets and other tools.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Saturday, November 29, 2014
2 p.m.Saturday Movie: Tadpole
Tadpole DVD | Color | 2002 | 79 min | Miramax | Rated PG-13 On the train home from Chauncey Academy for Thanksgiving weekend, 15-year-old Oscar confides in his friend that he will win the heart of his true love. But there’s one major problem: his true love is his stepmother Eve (Weaver). Directed by Gary Winick Starring Aaron Stanford, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Mara, and Bebe Neuwirth This film will be shown on the 6th floor. Elevators access the 6th floor after 1:30 p.m.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
2:30 p.m.Advanced Internet Searching
Learn advanced search strategies to narrow results and find the best information online.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Sunday, November 30, 2014
2 p.m."The Nanny" DVD, Black and White, 91 minutes, 1965, Warner Bros, Directed by: Seth Holt, Starring: Bette Davis, Wendy Craig, and Jill Bennett
Bette Davis stars as an English nanny whose sense of reality is clouded due to some deep dark secret in her past.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, December 1, 2014
10:30 a.m.Advanced MS Word 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
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
6:30 p.m.The Lost Tribe of Coney Island, with writer and journalist, Claire Prentice and Kevin Baker, the best-selling author of "Dreamland" and "The Big Crowd."
The authors’ dialogue and illustrated lecture uncover the forgotten tale of the Igorrotes, a tribe from the Northern Philippines, 50 of whom were taken to Coney Island in 1905 and put on display amongst the fairground rides and freak shows.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
10:30 a.m.Computer Basics
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
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.Twitter Basics
Learn about the online social network Twitter.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
6:30 p.m.Learn to Type
Learn keyboarding skills and practice typing.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
6:30 p.m.Liberty's Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty, with Elizabeth Mitchell, a journalist and the author of "Three Strides Before the Wire: The Dark and Beautiful World of Horse Racing," and "W.: Revenge of the Bush Dynasty."
This illustrated lecture tells the story of the envisioning, funding and building of the Statue of Liberty for the first time, dispelling long-standing myths around its creation.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
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
1 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups - Holiday Traditions
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! December 2014 — Holiday Traditions Wednesday, December 3, 1:00 pm Monday, December 8, 7:00 pm A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote Buddy shares his memories of a long-ago Christmas in Alabama when he was seven years old, spent with his extended family and his best friend, Cousin Sook. Other December Story Time Dates - Wednesday, December 17, 1:00 pm Monday, December 22, 7:00 pm The Picture in the…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
1:15 p.m.eBook Help Hour: Get Started with eBooks
Need help getting started with eBooks? Bring your laptop, eReader, tablet or smart phone to Mid-Manhattan's eBook Help Hour. Get assistance loading electronic library books on your Kindle, create your free Adobe ID, learn about 3M Cloud Library, and so much more. Make sure you bring your library card, PIN, and any necessary access passwords for your devices so we can help you as quickly as possible. Printable November/December eBook Help Hour schedule.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
6:30 p.m."The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites," with Libby O'Connell, Senior Vice President of Corporate Outreach and Chief Historian to the History Channel.
This visual lecture focuses on three iconic periods in the history of New York—New Netherlands, the Gilded Age, and 9/11—that illustrate how foodways reveal an engaging view of history for diverse audiences.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
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