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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
5:30 a.m.Mac Computers for Beginners
Learn the basics of using a Mac computer.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
10:30 a.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
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
6:30 p.m.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
6:30 p.m.The Narcissist You Know: Defending Yourself Against Extreme Narcissists in an All-About-Me Age, with Joseph Burgo, PhD., a psychotherapist and also author of "Why Do I Do That? Psychological Defense Mechanisms and the Hidden Ways They Shape Our Lives."
This illustrated lecture guides the attendees how to identify, understand, manage and coexist with narcissistic personalities. Use this quick list to reserve copies of our September 2015 Author @ the Library titles in the library catalog. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: September Events Caledar 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 Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
10 a.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 will use Photoshop features through learning about layers and manipulating images to your desire. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac 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.Photoshop Open Lab
Took a Photoshop class and you need to practice? Do you have questions on how to use the skills you learned? Bring your Photoshop questions and get one-on-one assistance!
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac 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.The Jewish Presence and Absence in the Theater of Tadeusz Kantor
Wielopole, Wielopole. credit:Marek Norek Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990) was once called "the best artist of the world from amongst Polish artists and the most Polish one from amongst artists of the world". Parallel to this characterization, Kantor's works, staged in New York at La Mama, E.T.C. during the author’s lifetime, bear an overwhelming Jewish presence—from Purim groggers and Chasidic melodies, to a rabbi saying kaddish and Jews with arm bands facing annihilation, though it is no…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Immigrants,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
6:30 p.m.Windows 7 Basics
Learn the basics of navigating a PC with Windows 7.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
8:30 p.m.Photoshop for Beginners
Learn how to enhance photos using the # 1 photo editing software in the world; Adobe Photoshop. In this class you learn the features of Photoshop and learn about layers and use them to manipulate images to your desire.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thursday, October 1, 2015
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
Monday, October 5, 2015
6:30 p.m.The Gene Therapy Plan: Taking Control of Your Genetic Destiny with Diet and Lifestyle, with Mitchell Gaynor MD, the founder and president of Gaynor Wellness and a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Weill-Cornell Medical College.
In this illustrated lecture, a renowned oncologist and pioneer in integrative medicine, explores a revolutionary approach to healing at the genetic level: preventing cancer, heart disease, and diabetes; increasing brain function; and reversing habits that lead to obesity and premature aging.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Scary Stories by Roald Dahl
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! October 2015 — Scary Stories by Roald Dahl Monday, October 5, 7:00 pm Wednesday, October 7, 1:00 pm Lamb to the Slaughter Det. Patrick Maloney is found murdered in his living-room the same night his wife Mary prepared roast leg of lamb for dinner. Coincidence? Man from the South While sitting at the pool at the resort, I chatted with a little old man in a white suit and Panama hat. He had a slight accen…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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.The Birth of Politics: Eight Greek and Roman Political Ideas and Why They Matter, with Melissa Lane, the Class of 1943 Professor of Politics at Princeton University.
This illustrated lecture shows how the Greeks and Romans defined politics with distinctive concepts, vocabulary, and practices—all of which continue to influence politics and political aspirations around the world today. It focuses on eight political ideas from the Greco-Roman world that are especially influential today: justice, virtue, constitution, democracy, citizenship, cosmopolitanism, republic, and sovereignty.
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 Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
1 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups - Scary Stories by Roald Dahl
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! October 2015 — Scary Stories by Roald Dahl Monday, October 5, 7:00 pm Wednesday, October 7, 1:00 pm Lamb to the Slaughter Det. Patrick Maloney is found murdered in his living-room the same night his wife Mary prepared roast leg of lamb for dinner. Coincidence? Man from the South While sitting at the pool at the resort, I chatted with a little old man in a white suit and Panama hat. He had a slight accen…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
6:30 p.m.The Influence Machine: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Corporate Capture of American Life, with Alyssa Katz, author of "Our Lot: How Real Estate Came to Own Us," and a member of the editorial board of the "New York Daily News."
This illustrated lecture traces an illuminating history and groundbreaking investigation concerning how a single trade organization turned itself into a dangerous political weapon in America.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, October 8, 2015
6:30 p.m.Politics Across the Hudson: The Tappan Zee Megaproject, with Philip Mark Plotch, Ph.D. AICP., urban planner, assistant professor of political science and director of the Masters in Public Administration program at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City.
This illustrated lecture offers a behind-the-scenes look at three decades of contentious planning and politics centered on the bridge and reveals valuable lessons for those trying to tackle complex public policies while also confirming our worst fears about government dysfunction.
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 Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Friday, October 9, 2015
6 p.m.Open Book Night
We are having a book social! We hope you’ll come and share a book you loved reading! What to expect at Open Book Night: 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell us what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. We want to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. In honor of Halloween, this month's theme…
Mid-Manhattan Library
Array
Adults,
Book Lovers
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
6:30 p.m.Stolen Legacy: Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice at Krausenstrasse 17/18, Berlin," with Dina Gold, a former BBC investigative journalist, a television producer, co-chair of the Washington Jewish Film Festival, and a senior editor at "Moment" magazine.
In this illustrated lecture, the daughter of one of the original owners of the building, details the history of the Wolff family’s ownership of the building, its confiscation by the Nazis, and the family’s legal fight to reclaim it.
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 Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
1:15 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.Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli, with Ted Merwin, Associate Professor of Religion and Judaic Studies at Dickinson College (PA), where he is Founding Director of the Milton B. Asbell Center for Jewish Life.
This illustrated lecture focuses on the history of the deli as an essential ethnic gathering place for post-immigrant generations of Jews who were shifting away from scrupulous religious observance and looking for more secular ways of building community.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, October 15, 2015
6:30 p.m.Firefight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York's Bravest, with Ginger Adams Otis, a staff writer at the NY Daily News, who has been writing about New York City and local politics for more than a decade.
This illustrated lecture features stories of courage—about firefighters risking their lives in the line of duty and risking their livelihood by battling an unjust system. It is an exciting blend of the high-octane energy of firefighting, critical Civil Rights history, and a grassroots struggle for opportunity.
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 Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Monday, October 19, 2015
6:30 p.m.Gowanus: Brooklyn's Curious Canal, with Joseph Alexiou, the author of the sixth edition of "Paris for Dummies," and a licensed New York City tour guide.
This illustrated lecture explores how the Gowanus creek—a naturally-occurring tidal estuary that served as a conduit for transport and industry during the colonial era—came to play an outsized role in the story of America’s greatest city.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Scary Stories by Roald Dahl
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! October 2015 — Scary Stories by Roald Dahl Monday, October 19, 7:00 pm Wednesday, October 21, 1:00 pm The Landlady Before reporting to his new job in Bath, Billy Weaver took a room at a bed and breakfast where the landlady seemed a bit dotty but harmless. The Way Up to Heaven Mrs. Foster was terrified about missing the plane to Paris for a long-awaited visit to her daughter and grandchildren. Mr. Foster planned to st…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
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.From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places, with Elmira Bayrasli, the cofounder of Foreign Policy Interrupted and a lecturer at New York University.
This illustrated lecture describes the inside the world of high-growth entrepreneurs as they overcome vexing obstacles to build businesses that create jobs and economic growth and—perhaps most important—shift mindsets.
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 Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
1 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups - Scary Stories by Roald Dahl
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! October 2015 — Scary Stories by Roald Dahl Monday, October 19, 7:00 pm Wednesday, October 21, 1:00 pm The Landlady Before reporting to his new job in Bath, Billy Weaver took a room at a bed and breakfast where the landlady seemed a bit dotty but harmless. The Way Up to Heaven Mrs. Foster was terrified about missing the plane to Paris for a long-awaited visit to her daughter and grandchildren. Mr. Foster planned to st…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
6:30 p.m.My Fair Ladies: Female Robots, Androids, and Other Artificial Eves, with Julie Wosk, Professor of art history, English, and studio painting at SUNY Maritime College
Taking us on a fascinating tour across a wide variety of media, including sci-fi films, television shows, and advertising, Julie Wosk's illustrated lecture on her most recent book, My Fair Ladies introduces us to a bevy of lifelike, manmade women. Through her study of everything from automatons to lifelike artificial intelligence machines, Julie Wosk considers how this figure of the “perfect woman” has come to embody not only fantasies, but also fears about gender and technology.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, October 22, 2015
6:30 p.m.Playboy Swings: How Hugh Hefner and Playboy Changed the Face of Music, with Patty Farmer, acknowledged as the leading expert on all things pertaining to music, entertainment-and the entertainers-of Playboy.
This mutimedia presentation focuses specifically on Playboy and the music scene, its impact on popular entertainment (and vice versa), and the fabulous cadre of performers who took to the stages of the mythic Playboy Clubs and Jazz Festivals.
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 Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Monday, October 26, 2015
1:15 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
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