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Throughout the year, The New York Public Library offers more than 25,000 free public programs at its 92 locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Additional classes and workshops.


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Friday, October 9, 2015
10 a.m.iPad Basics
This course will cover some basic features of the iPad. Learn the hardware, some settings, navigation and app basics.
Chatham Square LibraryAdults
10 a.m.Advanced MS Word
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes.
Throg's Neck LibraryAdults,
10 a.m.Internet for Beginners
We'll teach you how to get on the Internet and surf the web!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults
10 a.m. Open Lab
Need an extra computer appointment? Then come down to West Farms Library!
West Farms LibraryAdults
10 a.m.Stay Well Exercise
Join us for a free, fun Stay Well exercise session. Stay Well volunteers certified by the NYC's Department for the Aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for seniors of all ability levels. Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Exercise equipment will be provided. Those participating in the exercises must sign an activity release form.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults,
10:15 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.
Eastchester LibraryAdults
10:30 a.m.Protecting Your Privacy & Security
This course will cover how important it is to be safe when providing your information on the internet as well as ensuring your computer is safe from those that want to hack it.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
10:30 a.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Roosevelt Island Library- October 2015
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking to your child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate Level English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos. Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you. This program…
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
10:30 a.m.Bilingual Birdies
A live Spanish music program for children ages 0-5 years old with a parent/caregiver. Bilingual musicians teach through music, movement, puppetry, and games. Each session ends with a lively bubble dance party! Children learn basic vocabulary and short phrases while playing with instruments and fun props.
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
10:30 a.m.Click On Class "Basic Internet"
The Baychester library provides click on classes, or basic computers classes. Come in to learn these basic skills on how to use the internet.
Baychester LibraryAdults
10:30 a.m.Computer Basics for Seniors
Are you having trouble with your e-mail? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Facebook? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! This class will take place at the Roosevelt Island Seniors Association's Computer Lab at 546 Main Street.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults,
10:30 a.m.Tech Connect Express! 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! Join us every Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the community room to get the help you need.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults,
Job Seekers,
10:30 a.m.MOVEMENT SPEAKS/HARLEM with Naomi Goldberg Hass/ Dances For A Variable Population
Photos by Meg GoldmanJoin us celebrating moving in strong and creative ways! In the months of September to December 2015, Naomi and company will lead seniors in Harlem in a series of dance fitness classes for older adults of all ages and abilities. Classes: Fridays from 10:30 AM - 12 PM. September 11, 18, 25 October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November 6, 13, 20 December 4, 11, 18 Program is free. Call 347-683-2691 for more information Older adults of all ages and abilities welcome. Atten…
George Bruce LibraryAdults,
11:15 a.m. Exercise, Stay Well for seniors
Join us for a a free Stay Well exercise Session for seniors. All participants must sign a wavier before you join , please wear loose and comfortable clothing.
St. Agnes Library, Community Program RoomAdults,
11:30 a.m.Arts & Crafts
Hands-on projects using a variety of skills.
Pelham Bay LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
12:15 p.m.Lunch Time Knitting Circle
Are you interested in learning how to knit or would you like to share skills and ideas with others? Have a knitting project you’re working on or would like to start? Bring your own needles, yarn and projects for an informal and friendly knitting circle for all skill levels. Knit, chat and learn from each other. Limited assistance will be available. Registration is not required.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
12:30 p.m.Fundamental Skills for Business and Finance
Learn essential skills for success in the business world. Topics will include information systems, quantitative methods, and effective communication. All levels of experience are welcome. Presented by Around the Block
Hamilton Fish Park Library, AuditoriumAdults
1 p.m.Understanding Your Social Security Benefits
A general overview of Social Security as a foundation for planning your future. When should you take benefits? How can married couples maximize them? In this session, you will learn how to get the most out of what you have put in. Allan Katz is the owner of Comprehensive Wealth Management Group, LLC. Allan is very involved in the local community, both on a professional and personal level. Allan is a member of the New York Chapter of the Financial Planning Association, where he does extensive w…
Van Cortlandt LibraryAdults
1 p.m.Guided Meditation
Are you unable to control the stress that comes into your life? Do you need to relax and get away from the pressures of life? Meditation can wipe away the day's stress, bringing with it inner peace. See how you can easily learn to practice meditation whenever you need it most. If stress has you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying meditation. Spending even a few minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace. Take the time to be with yourself!!
Clason's Point Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
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
2 p.m.Pedestrian Safety for Seniors
Older pedestrians as a group make up 35% of pedestrian fatalities annually in New York City, although they represent only 13% of the City’s population. New York is working hard to reduce pedestrian fatalities among seniors through several initiatives to improve street safety. You can do your part, too, by learning to be a savvy walker in the City. This workshop will educate seniors about risks at the intersection, safety tips and understanding the DOT safety tools. Open discussion at the end of…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Chinese Craft 201 for Adult || 純手工藝
Please join us! 201 Chinese Craft Programs. 請加入我們 201班---中國手工藝 。
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
2 p.m.Microsoft 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.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
2 p.m. Wish Board Information/CreationWest Farms LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Canceled
Get Your Resume Right
This hands-on class will guide you through formatting your resume in Microsoft Word. Please bring a written draft of your resume and a USB drive to save your resume.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers
2 p.m.Searching Besides Google
Do you want to learn multiple languages, come and explore mango languages. Are you preparing for a GED, LSAT, GRE, a civil exam – Come discover LearningExpress Library. Are you into downloading free music – come use Freegal. Learn how to search valuable "databases" provided by NYPL.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults
2 p.m.Ongoing
Salsa Dance with Lynn
Join us for beginners Belly Dancing and Meditation.
Parkchester LibraryAdults,
2:30 p.m.Learn to Type
Learn keyboarding skills and practice typing.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
2:30 p.m.Advance Excel Part 2
Learn to use Excel functions, such as vlookup, sumproduct, fractions and concatenate.
Seward Park Library, Adult Learning CenterAdults
3 p.m.Friday PC Basics
If computer skills aren't your strong suit and you're looking in to learning the basics, come and join our Friday Basics!​ Pre-requisites: None
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
3 p.m.DIY Friday
Come craft! All are welcome. Materials provided.
Throg's Neck LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3 p.m.Teen Tech Time @ Hamilton Grange
Need extra computer time? Want to research colleges or edit video? Learn more about our electronic resources.
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3 p.m.Teen Lounge
Opportunity for teens to use the laptops for homework and iPADS.
West Farms Library, Story Hour RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3 p.m.Color Me Happy
TGIF! Relax and have fun coloring with other children every Friday after school, from 3:00pm until 4:30pm, in the children's room. Ages 3+. Please note, this is an unstructured program
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
3:15 p.m.MS PowerPoint 2010 for Beginners PT.1
Learn how to create a presentation using Microsoft Power Point 2010. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images, drawings, videos, and running your slideshow. Class Format: Hands on Skill prerequisites: Typing and Keyboard Basics & Mouse Basics Audience: Adults, Businesspeople, Job Seekers Online advance registration. Seating is at 3:15 p.m. for those who have registered for the class. Please arrive early — you will not be admitted once the class has started. Arrivin…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
3:30 p.m.Understanding Your Social Security Benefits
Learn from a Social Security Administration (SSA) staff member about useful services, knowledge and tools provided by the SSA throughout your work life, if one becomes disabled, at retirement, and for survivors after the death of a family member. Take one simple step right now to make the most of your participation in the upcoming Social Security Workshop. Register today for your personal “My” Social Security account at Bernard Rosen is the Public Affairs…
Castle Hill LibraryAdults
3:30 p.m.After School Science - Gross and Creepy
Students are invited to learn about the scientific method and explore the world around them in these hands on workshop. They will conduct experiments and create projects. October 9th- We will learn about preservatives and will make preserved heads October 16th - We will start a mold and fugus garden October 23th – Edible dissections For ages 5 and up only
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
3:30 p.m.Teen Space
Hang out with friends, listen to music, play games, and complete homework. Teens can bring snacks.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3:30 p.m.Canvas Kids + Gallery
Paint this month’s selected painted with one of our talented library staff members. Art will be displayed at the branch for a week, so stop by and see the creations! Recommended for ages 7-12. Limit 12. First come first serve.
West New Brighton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
3:30 p.m.Krafty Kids
Hands-on projects using a variety of skills.
Morris Park LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
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