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Tue, June 14
@ 5:15 p.m.
Supervised Lab
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,
50+,
Adults
Tue, June 14
@ 5:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Intermediate Photoshop: Photo Retouching
In this class you will use Photoshop to clean up and modify digital images. Learn how to minimize blemishes, use the clone stamp tool, alter backgrounds, recolor images, and more. This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Tue, June 14
@ 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 Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, June 14
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Sherlock Holmes: Celebrating 125 Years of Perfection in Detection with moderator Susan Rice and panelists, Lyndsay Faye, Otto Penzler, and SJ Rozan of Mystery Writers of America - New York Chapter.
In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the June 1891 writing of “A Scandal in Bohemia,” AC Doyle’s story for Strand Magazine that became the first story in the 1892 hardback anthology, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, a panel of Holmes experts talk about the incredibly durable popularity of that book and others in the canon, as well as the creation of the first “forensic detective.” Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you co…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, June 14
@ 6:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Twitter Basics
Learn about the online social network Twitter.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tue, June 14
@ 7 p.m.
New York Writers Workshop presents: Creating Graphic Novels with Alissa Torres
New York Writers Workshop presents: Creating Graphic Novels with Alissa Torres Explore the powerful genre of the graphic novel. Please bring a notebook (preferably unlined), and pens or pencils with erasers. Alissa Torres is the author of AMERICAN WIDOW (art by Sungyoon Choi), a graphic novel memoir, about her experiences as a 9/11 widow and new mother. She has written many personal essays and articles for publications including salon.com. Her book was listed as a New York Times Editors…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, June 15
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Advanced Internet Searching
Learn advanced search strategies to narrow results and find the best information online.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wed, June 15
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Fairy Tales & Mythology From Around the World
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! June 2016 — Fairy Tales & Mythology From Around the World Monday, June 13 , 7:00 pm Wednesday, June 15, 1:00 pm Cinderella Vasilisa the Beautiful translated by Irina Zheleznova The Maiden, the Frog, and the Chief's Son translated by Neil Skinner Sleeping Beauty Sun, Moon, and Talia by Giambattista Basile The Ninth Captain's Tale translated by Powys Mathers Monday, June 20, 7:00 pm Wednesday…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, June 15
@ 2 p.m.
TechConnect
Beginner Excel for Macs
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel for Mac. Topics include: entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting your spreadsheets for readability and much more. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Wed, June 15
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
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
Wed, June 15
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Résumé, with Jason Wachob, the Founder and CEO of mindbodygreen, the leading independent media company dedicated to health and happiness with 15 million monthly visitors.
This illustrated lecture redefines successful living and offers the audience a new life currency to build on, one that is steeped in wellbeing…Wellth. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, June 15
@ 8:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Advanced Word for Macs
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 Mac LabAdults
Thu, June 16
@ 10:30 a.m.
All About Computers
Intermediate Photoshop: Photo Retouching
In this class you will use Photoshop to clean up and modify digital images. Learn how to minimize blemishes, use the clone stamp tool, alter backgrounds, recolor images, and more. This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, June 16
@ 1:15 p.m.
Supervised Lab
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,
50+,
Adults
Thu, June 16
@ 2 p.m.
All About Computers
Advanced Photoshop: Compositing Techniques
Take your Photoshop skills to the next level with Layer Styles, Layer Comps, Advanced Text Tools, and Alternate Transform modes. This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, June 16
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
MS Publisher 2010
Learn desktop publishing basics using Microsoft Publisher 2010. Topics include creating flyers, brochures, business cards, and more.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Thu, June 16
@ 5:15 p.m.
eBook Central
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, Windows 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…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Thu, June 16
@ 5:15 p.m.
TechConnect
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, Windows 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…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Thu, June 16
@ 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 Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Thu, June 16
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
It's Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality, with Michelangelo Signorile, best-selling author of "Queer in America" and host of the Sirius XM radio show The Michelangelo Signorile Show.
This illustrated lecture provides a myth-shattering look at the present and future of gay rights, addressing the challenges that lie ahead for LGBT Americans. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, June 16
@ 6:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Advanced MS Excel 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Thu, June 16
@ 8:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Beginner Word for Macs
Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Fri, June 17
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Teach Yourself: Learn English Online
Explore websites and electronic resources at NYPL that will help you improve your English language reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. This class is for non-native speakers of English who have basic (or higher) proficiency in English.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Fri, June 17
@ 1:15 p.m.
Summer Reading
Adult Coloring Group
Adult coloring books have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. This program offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. Come try out the latest craze with Mid-Manhattan's first-ever adult coloring group. Please note this an unstructured program. Materials will be provided but participants may also bring their own. We will meet in Room 101 on the First Floor.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, June 17
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
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
Sat, June 18
@ 10:30 a.m.
All About Computers
iMovie for Beginners
Learn the basics of using Apple's entry-level video editing program iMovie by working through a simple project. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sat, June 18
@ 1:30 p.m.
All About Computers
GarageBand for Beginners
Learn how to create music using Apple's entry-level audio production program GarageBand by working with loops and software instruments. Please bring headphones to participate in this class. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sat, June 18
@ 2 p.m.
SATURDAY MOVIES: SPACE JAM
Space Jam DVD | Color | 1996 | 87 min | Warner Bros. | Rated PG 18 June | 2 PM, Sixth Floor Michael Jordan must play basketball against space invaders that are trying to capture the Looney Tunes characters. Directed by Joe Pytka Starring Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Danny DeVito, and Billy West All programs are free and subject to last minute change or cancellation
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sat, June 18
@ 4 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative Open Lab: Photoshop, iMovie, and GarageBand
Need to practice Photoshop, iMovie, or GarageBand? Have questions from a class? Working on a photo, video, or music project? Get one on one help. Using GarageBand or iMovie? Please bring headphones to participate in this open lab. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sun, June 19
@ 2 p.m.
Sunday Movie: In This Our Life
A neurotic southerner steals her sister's husband then vies with her for another man. Directed by John Huston Starring Olivia de Havilland, Bette Davis, and Dennis Morgan DVD | Black and White | 1942 | 97 mins | Warner Bros.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, June 20
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basic 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
Mon, June 20
@ 5:30 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Connecting to the Cloud
Curious about the cloud and what it can do for you? Take this class to learn about services that leverage the power of the cloud to bring the best of entertainment and productivity to whatever device you're using. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Mon, June 20
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Birdwatching in New York City and on Long Island, with Deborah Rivel, an award-winning wildlife film producer/director and owner of WildTones.com and Kellye Rosenheim, Director of Development at New York City Audubon Society and avid leader of bird walks.
This illustrated lecture enables birdwatchers to efficiently explore urban and wild birding hotspots. It gives seasonal information for both popular birding sites and those off the beaten path, with precise directions to the best viewing locations within the region’s diverse habitats. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, June 20
@ 7 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Fairy Tales & Mythology From Around the World
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! June 2016 — Fairy Tales & Mythology From Around the World Monday, June 13 , 7:00 pm Wednesday, June 15, 1:00 pm Cinderella Vasilisa the Beautiful translated by Irina Zheleznova The Maiden, the Frog, and the Chief's Son translated by Neil Skinner Sleeping Beauty Sun, Moon, and Talia by Giambattista Basile The Ninth Captain's Tale translated by Powys Mathers Monday, June 20, 7:00 pm Wednesday…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, June 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Google Series: Google Hangouts
Learn how Hangouts bring conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls for free.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tue, June 21
@ 5:15 p.m.
Supervised Lab
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,
50+,
Adults
Tue, June 21
@ 5:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative Open Lab: Photoshop, iMovie, and GarageBand
Need to practice Photoshop, iMovie, or GarageBand? Have questions from a class? Working on a photo, video, or music project? Get one on one help. Using GarageBand or iMovie? Please bring headphones to participate in this open lab. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Tue, June 21
@ 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 Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, June 21
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Rise of the Rocket Girls, with Nathalia Holt, Ph.D., a science writer and also author of "Cured: The People who Defeated HIV."
This illustrated lecture presents the true story of a group of elite young women at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. These women shared a love of math and and their work influenced military rocket design, brought us the first American satellite, shaped lunar missions, and ushered in a new era of space exploration that continues today at NASA where some of the women still work—now as senior engineers directing our missions to Mars and Venus. Events at The New York Public Library may be photogra…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, June 21
@ 6:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative Open Lab: Photoshop, iMovie, and GarageBand
Need to practice Photoshop, iMovie, or GarageBand? Have questions from a class? Working on a photo, video, or music project? Get one on one help. Using GarageBand or iMovie? Please bring headphones to participate in this open lab. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
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