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Sunday, July 26, 2015
2 p.m.Sunday Movie: Blithe Spirit (Adapted from a play by Noel Coward)
Charles and his second wife Constance, are haunted by the ghost of his first wife, Elvira. Directed by David Lean Starring Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, Margaret Rutherford, and Kay Hammond DVD | Color | 1945 | 96 mins | MGM
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
4 p.m.iMovie Open Lab
Took an iMovie class and you need to practice? Do you have questions on how to use the skills you learned? Bring your iMovie questions and get one-on-one assistance!
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Monday, July 27, 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
2:30 p.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
6:15 p.m.Digital Media Basics
Learn all about downloading music, videos, images and more! Including streaming and sharing.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
6:30 p.m.The Kitchen Ecosystem: Integrating Recipes to Create Delicious Meals, with Eugenia Bone, a nationally known veteran food writer and the author of five books, including "Mycophilia."
This illustrated lecture presents a new paradigm for cooking sustainably (minimal waste, kitchen efficiency, low carbon footprint).and includes recipes to support the author's approach in making the most of locally-sourced, fresh ingredients by small utilizing small batch preservation techniques. Use this quick list to reserve copies of our July 2015 Author @ the Library titles in the library catalog. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here:July Events Calendar 2015.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - American Folk Heroes
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! July 2015 — American Folk Heroes ​Wednesday, July 22, 1:00 pm Monday, July 27, 7:00 pm Paul Bunyan, Lumberjack Tall tales about the giant Paul Bunyan and his pet, Babe the Blue Ox, were started by American loggers in the North Woods. Everything Paul did was big, including digging Puget Sound. ​Pecos Bill, Cowboy American cowboy tall tales featured Pecos Bill, his horse Widow-Maker, and his girlfriend Slue-Foot Sue. H…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
8:30 p.m.PC vs. Mac
Are you a Mac, PC... or neither? Learn about the differences between Apple's Mac computers and Windows PCs by exploring the advantages and limitations of each platform.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
10:30 a.m.Google Series: Google Hangouts
Learn all about Video Chatting via Google Hangouts.
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.Google Series: Getting More Out of Google
Come and explore the depths of Google. Discover some of the amazing new features Google is offering.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
5:15 p.m.Find Your Database
There’s a wealth of useful information that you won’t find through a Google search. Join us for an introduction to NYPL databases and find reliable information on many subjects for free with your library card.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
6:15 p.m.Keynote for Mac
Get acquainted with Apple's powerful presentation application that gives you everything you need to make slideshows and videos that look dazzling, bring your ideas to life, and let's you work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices, as well as with colleagues, friends, and family who use Microsoft PowerPoint.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
6:30 p.m.The Healing Science of Meditation with Dr. Andrew Vidich
Dr. Andrew Vidich will present research on how meditation can improve our physical, mental, and spiritual health. People have been practicing meditation for centuries. Today, we see a surge in its popularity as new benefits continue to be discovered. Meditation has been proven to benefit both our bodies and minds. Many are now realizing additional advantages as well. The benefits are tremendous. During this program there will be a chance to practice this simple technique that can reduce stress,…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
8:30 p.m.MS PowerPoint for Mac 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 Mac LabAdults
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
10 a.m.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
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
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
6:30 p.m.Mango Languages: Learn Languages Online
Hola! Ni Hao! Bonjour! Konnichiwa! Dobryi den'! Come try out the Mango Languages program and start learning one of more than 60 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
6:30 p.m.Canceled
Irrationally Yours: On Missing Socks, Pickup Lines, and Other Existential Puzzles, with Dan Ariely, the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University, and the founder of the Center for Advanced Hindsight.
This illustrated lecture reflects on how we can reason our way through external and internal challenges. Based on his “Ask Ariely” Q & A column in the Wall Street Journal, in which the behavioral economist responds to readers who write in with personal conundrums ranging from the serious to the curious, he applies his scientific analysis of the human condition:
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
8:45 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
Thursday, July 30, 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.Finding a Job Online
Learn how to use the internet to find and apply for jobs. Topics include searching for job listings, filling out online application forms, and submitting electronic resumes.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
2:30 p.m.iMovie Effects and Green-Screening
Take the next step with Apple's entry-level video editing program iMovie. Get tips on shooting footage with a green screen and chroma-keying in a new background. Learn about the visual and audio effects included in iMovie to change the look of your video. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
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! In…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
6:30 p.m. Optimal Health Through the Seasons – “Summer Detox” with Robert Kachko ND, LAc, a Naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist.
With every season comes an opportunity for renewal and also unique requirements for optimal health. Learn what Naturopathic and Chinese medicine can offer you during the summer season, as your body has had an opportunity for rest and is ideally positioned to rid itself of the toxic burden we accumulate with time. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here:July Events Calendar 2015.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
8:45 p.m.Numbers for Mac
Get acquainted with Apple's powerful spreadsheet application that gives you everything you need to create ledgers, reports, and graphs that help you visualize or present your data. Work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices, as well as with colleagues, friends, and family who use Microsoft Excel.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Friday, July 31, 2015
1:15 p.m.Apps on Tablets
Learn how to find apps, review apps and discover some of the most popular apps around for iOS and Android devices.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Monday, August 3, 2015
6 p.m.Contemporary Classics Book Discussion: Rachel Kushner's The Flamethrowers
Looking for a little something to liven up your Monday evening? Join us after work for our second Contemporary Classics book discussion at the Mid-Manhattan Library! This month's book up for discussion will be Rachel Kushner's fast-paced feminist novel, The Flamethrowers. This monthly discussion group is an informal opportunity to dig deep into some of the finest examples of contemporary writing--and make friends with some fellow book-lovers. Registration is recommended, but not required. Come e…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
6:30 p.m.Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection, with Jacob Silverman, a freelance journalist and book critic.
This illustrated lecture explores the surprising conformity at the heart of the digital culture and what it means now that none of us can ever be alone. It is a call for social media users to take back ownership of their digital lives.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, August 4, 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.Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing, with Laura J. Snyder, Fulbright scholar, professor at St. John’s University, and also the author of "The Philosophical Breakfast Club" and "Reforming Philosophy"
This illustrated lecture tells the remarkable story of how an artist and a scientist in seventeenth-century Holland transformed the way we see the world.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
1 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups - Out-of-This-World Heroes by Featured Author Philip K. Dick
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! August 2015 — Out-of-This-World Heroes by Featured Author Philip K. Dick Wednesday, August 5, 1:00 pm Monday,August 9, 7:00 pm Goodbye Vincent The guy driving the Mustang had a cute little plastic doll sitting in his car. He explained that the Linda doll is a lot like a Barbie doll, but with some special features. The Day Mr. Computer Fell Out of its Tree Every once in a while the central processing system tha…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
6:30 p.m.Bronx: The Ultimate Guide to New York City's Beautiful Borough, with Lloyd Ultan, Bronx Borough Historian, professor of history at Fairleigh Dickinson University and the author of ten books and Shelley Olson, former university professor.
This illustrated lecture highlights the borough’s cultural prominence and provides the audience with the borough’s extraordinary destinations including self-guided walking tours of some of the most ethnically, architecturally, and historically diverse neighborhoods.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, August 6, 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! In…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
6:30 p.m.Broadway, with Michelle Young, the founder of "Untapped Cities," an online magazine about urban discovery, and an adjunct professor at Columbia University.
This illustrated lecture features vintage photographs chronicling the history of the world-famous street, along with contemporary photographs and tells the story of New York as it grew from a Dutch colony into a world-class city.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, August 10, 2015
6:30 p.m.Unknown Museums of Upstate New York: A Guide to 50 Treasures, with Chuck D’Imperio, a well-known radio personality from Upstate New York and the author of several books that explore the hidden facets of his home region.
This informative and entertaining talk is a guide to the rich resources available at fifty small, often overlooked, regional museums. Each museum’s story is told in light of its cultural and historical relevance.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Out-of-This-World Heroes by Featured Author Philip K. Dick
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! August 2015 — Out-of-This-World Heroes by Featured Author Philip K. Dick Wednesday, August 5, 1:00 pm Monday,August 10, 7:00 pm Goodbye Vincent The guy driving the Mustang had a cute little plastic doll sitting in his car. He explained that the Linda doll is a lot like a Barbie doll, but with some special features. The Day Mr. Computer Fell Out of its Tree Every once in a while the central processing system th…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
6:30 p.m. Democratic Art: The New Deal's Influence on American Culture, with Sharon Ann Musher, Associate Professor of History and founding director of American Studies at Stockton University.
This illustrated lecture outlines the successes, shortcomings, and lessons of the golden age of government funding for the arts and examines the role art can and should play in contemporary society.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
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