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Saturday, February 6, 2016
10 a.m.I Need a Doctor: Health Info Online
Learn to find consumer health information online, including doctors' credentials, hospital information, drug side effects, conventional and alternative medical treatments of diseases, diets, weight loss, nutrition and exercises, and how to evaluate these websites.
Morrisania LibraryAdults
10 a.m.Harlem Knitting and Crocheting Circle
The Harlem Knitting Circle meets every Saturday at the Harlem Branch Library from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. When entering the library ask the librarian if we're on the third (3rd)floor or Lower Level that day. Please bring your own materials and a food item to donate to the Snack Table. Njoya Angrum is the Creator and Director of the Harlem Knitting Circle. The ladies will guide you through! HKC is a community organization that Njoya started 7 years ago. We work primarily on an In-Kind budget-throug…
Harlem LibraryAdults
10 a.m.Harlem Knitting and Crocheting Circle
The Harlem Knitting Circle meets every Saturday at the Harlem Branch Library from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. When entering the library ask the librarian if we're on the third (3rd)floor or Lower Level that day. Please bring your own materials and a food item to donate to the Snack Table. Njoya Angrum is the Creator and Director of the Harlem Knitting Circle. The ladies will guide you through! HKC is a community organization that Njoya started 7 years ago. We work primarily on an In-Kind budget-throug…
Harlem LibraryAdults
10 a.m.Memoirs OutLOUD: Creative Writing Workshop
Please come join us for to this Memoirs OutLOUD creative writing studio at the St. George Library Center and tap into your memories and experiences in a friendly and welcoming environment. Many participants are just beginning to write for the first time, while others are somewhat more experienced. At each session, a different writing challenge will be explored. Participants can read their work to one another for comments, ideas and fun. This Memoirs OutLOUD creative writing workshop is…
St. George Library CenterAdults
10 a.m.Kids' Coloring Club
Join us every Saturday morning from 10am-12pm for our Kids' Coloring Club -- children of all ages are invited to color coloring sheets featuring their favorite characters, seasonal designs, and more. Feel free to bring your favorite coloring book!
Yorkville Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
10 a.m.Open Lab: Technology Help Session
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get assistance from a TechConnect instructor.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
10 a.m.Email for Beginners
Learn how email works, sign up for a free email account, and learn about sending, replying to, forwarding messages and attachments.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
50+,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Adults
10 a.m.A Day of Mindfulness: Experiencing Life in the Now With Donald
There will be an emphasis on mindfulness (a focus on now) with some interest in meditation (a focus on breath.) Mindfulness meditation opens a door to greater appreciation of life in the moment. The day will include 20 minute periods for practicing breath meditation, walking meditation, learning to focus on the present through the body, mindfulness of sound, and many other aspects of mindfulness. The emphasis is on learning to be present for two really different reasons. One, in order to exper…
Epiphany LibraryAdults
10 a.m.AARP Tax Prep
**Taxpayers will be taken on a first come, first served basis. There is a limit on how many returns can be completed in one day. Taxpayers who cannot be accommodated within the hours set forth above can return the following week or visit another of our sites in Manhattan or the Bronx. Our AARP volunteers, who are certified by the IRS, will prepare both federal and state returns for people of all ages within the limits of their skill and training. Virtually all tax returns will be prepared us…
Morningside Heights, Computer ClassroomAdults,
50+,
Adults
10:15 a.m.Fitness Saturday
Stay in shape with fun exercises! Come in comfortable clothing, sneakers, and bring a water bottle. For all ages.
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
Children,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
10:30 a.m.English Conversation Program for Speakers of Other Languages February 2016 at Webster Library
Classes are held three times a year (Fall, Winter, and Spring) and are for intermediate levels only. Registration is in person at the branch where the class is held. Registration is drawn by lot. Space is limited. Classes are open to adults (age 16 or over). Testing follows registration. Documentation is not required. No child care provided http://www.nypl.org/events/classes/english-conversation Registration and testing: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 10:30a.m. Groups meet Saturdays 10…
Webster LibraryEnglish Language Learners
10:30 a.m.Intermediate Meditation
Join us for an intermediate meditation class. This session is open to those who've been regularly attending the weekday beginner's class for a couple of months. Learn to go into a deeper meditation and learn new techniques that will help your spiritual ascent.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
10:30 a.m.AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation
AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Tax filers will be assisted on a first come, first served basis. Service cannot be guaranteed on any given day. However, you can return the following day/week or visit another of our over 25 sites in Manhattan or 3 sites in the Bronx. (www.nypl.org/tax help) Be prepared - bring the following: Government Issued Photo ID Social Security Cards for you and all dependents All Income related items All Ded…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults,
Businesspeople
10:30 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. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
10:30 a.m.Artistic Dreamers International
This visual arts program presented by Artistic Dreamers International teaches children to explore mixed media arts (drawing, painting, sculpture, etc). Children learn to explore who they are and to find their strengths. Through ADI's brief art history lesson before each art- making process, children are able to learn about historical and contemporary artists and movements. ADI holds art exhibits at the end of the workshop to allow the students to take pride in the work that they have done and sh…
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
10:30 a.m.One-on-One Computer Tutoring with NY Cares
Get help with basic questions about Microsoft Office, the Internet, Facebook and Twitter, email or formatting a resume. It's all about you! Bring your computer and technology questions and get one-on-one assistance with a qualified New York Cares volunteer. Please see a staff member to sign up for a 45 minute session or call 212-662-9727 to register by phone. Space is limited!
George Bruce Library, Computer roomAdults
11 a.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups - February 2016
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 doctore or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediated 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! The program…
Jerome Park LibraryEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
11 a.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: New Amsterdam Library- February 2016
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 Englishby watching We Are New York videos. Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you. This program…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
11 a.m.Create Your Own Website
Create your own website using Google Sites. Learn how to use templates to create a site or create a site from scratch.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
11 a.m.Science Saturdays
Hands-on and fun science experiments.
Dongan Hills LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
11 a.m.Resume & Social Media Workshop
Do you need help creating a resume, or maybe your resume needs a boost? Want to know what buzzwords job recruiters search for, so that your resume gets seen by employers? Join Danielle for a Resume Building and Social Media Workshop with a focus on strategy and technique. Don't forget to bring your resume! Danielle Sandler has an MBA from St. John's University and has been working in recruiting and human resources since 2009.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults,
Job Seekers
11 a.m.English Conversation Group
Talk with native speakers and other language learners about current events, New York City, family life, holidays, and much more. For adults 16 years old or older. This program is provided in partnership with New York Cares, a leading volunteer organization that helps people find easy ways to make meaningful, rewarding contributions to their communities. Led by New York Cares volunteers, this program provides an opportunity for intermediate level ESOL speakers to practice speaking English and im…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
11 a.m.Crocheting and Knitting Meet Up @ St. Agnes
​ Do you like to crochet? Do you like to knit ? Whatever your passion, gather and socialize with others who share your interest, and perhaps pick –up a few tips and tricks as you work your own creations! Please bring your own supplies—Yarn, Crochet hooks and Knitting Needles. Someone from the New York City Crochet Guild will be available to help. Location : 3rd Floor…
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
11 a.m.Learn a Language with Mango
| Learn any language using NYPL's resource Mango Languages. In this class you will be able to learn vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture of the langauge of your choice using fun and interactive strategies. Library card, pin number and headphones needed for this class.
Tremont Library, Computer LabAdults
12 noonComputer Tutoring Sessions (Morning)
Join us for an morning of one-on-one tutoring sessions! Our computer tutors can help you with everything from learning how to use a mouse, formatting a resume, setting up an email address, posting photos on the internet, starting a blog, using Microsoft Office, and more. Call or stop by the branch to sign up for one of our help sessions and get a personal tutor at your service! This program will run every Thursday and Saturday. Space is limited.
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
12 noonBlack Life Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2016 Edition
The Schomburg Center, working with the AfroCROWD initiative, is hosting a successor to last year's Black Life Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday February 6, 2016, to contribute to articles on Wikipedia for the national Black WikiHistory Month outreach campaign. Have you ever looked at Wikipedia and said to yourself, “something’s missing?” Now is your chance to learn how to edit Wikipedia while improving the website’s entries on Black history and culture. With our Wikipedia Edit-a-thon ev…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference DivisionAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
1 p.m.Percussion with Passion - 3 week Percussion Workshop for Older Adults (55 +) with Dalys Torres
Explore different non-traditional percussion instruments! Find the musician within! This class is for students 55 years of age or older ONLY. Registration is required, class size is limited. Please stop by the library's Information Desk or call 212-966-3424 to register. No prior experience with music is necessary. Dates - Saturdays January 30, February 6, and February 13, 2016. 1 - 2:30 pm in the Community Room on L2.
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
1 p.m.E-Z Knitting and Crochet Workshop
Every month, certified knitting instructor Esperanza Zeno comes to the library to offer instruction to local knitters and crocheters who wish to perfect their craft. Please bring with you any knitting and crochet supplies, including hooks and yarn.
West New Brighton LibraryAdults
1:30 p.m.Open Craft Hour
Calling all creative crafters! Let your imagination run wild with our big box of craft supples. Make something cool and crafty to take home. For ages 6-16.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren
1:30 p.m.3D Printing Mini Workshop: Jewelry
This workshop will cover the basics of getting started with 3D printing, no technical background and no personal printer required. We will start with a short overview of this exciting new technology and cover beginner 3D printing tools. Using an easy-to-learn online application you will customize your own simple 3D product. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
1:45 p.m.NYC Writers Critique Group
We are a group of serious and experienced (if not necessarily published) writers who meet each month to provide professionally conducted critiques of each other’s work, and to discuss the craft and business of writing. While interested patrons of the library are welcome to observe, in order to fully participate it is necessary to join the group via Meetup (see link below), and download and review ahead of time the 3 to 4 works to be critiqued each month. http://www.meetup.com/New-…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
2 p.m.Creative Writing Workshop
7-session creative writing workshop being held at the Andrew Heiskell Library in partnership with the New York Writer's Coalition (NYWC). Attendees will discover the value of their own stories. This is a great opportunity for library members to get to meet and support their fellow writers. Registration is required. Participants are requested to commit to attending all sessions if possible.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomPersons with Disabilities
2 p.m.Computer Tutoring Sessions (Afternoon)
Join us for an morning of one-on-one tutoring sessions! Our computer tutors can help you with everything from learning how to use a mouse, formatting a resume, setting up an email address, posting photos on the internet, starting a blog, using Microsoft Office, and more. Call or stop by the branch to sign up for one of our help sessions and get a personal tutor at your service! This program will run every Thursday and Saturday. Space is limited.
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
2 p.m.Ongoing
Scarpbook group
IF YOU ENJOY PERSERVING PRECIOUS MEMORIES. COME TO THE HARLEM LIBRARY AND LEARN THE ESSENTIALS OF SCRAPBOOKING WITH THE SCRAP BOOK GROUP OF HARLEM. *Please be prepared with your own materials.
Harlem LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.Free Math Tutoring on Saturdays!
Volunteer High School students tutor children K-8th grade in math on Saturdays throughout the school year! 2:00 - 3:00 pm Grades K-3rd grade 3:00-4:00 pm Grades 4th-8th grade. Due to limited spaces and high demand, sign-up is mandatory. The list is opened every Saturday for the following week's tutoring session.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
2 p.m.One-on-One Open Lab Computer Classes
February: 1, 6, 8, 13, 20,22, 27 and 29. Monday & Saturdays: 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm This class is right for you if you need help in: Basic Mouse & Keyboard Microsoft Word Email Other Basic Needs Please register for one of our 3 available se…
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Canceled
Krafty Kids
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
2 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!
Tremont Library, Computer LabAdults
2:30 p.m.Reconstruction, America’s Unfinished Revolution: A Five Session Course
This year marks the 150th anniversary of American Reconstruction (1865–1877), a historical episode largely absent from popular imagination. Historical narratives of black Americans have been adopted into films and television shows, e.g., Roots (TV series, 1977), The Color Purple (film, 1985)— & more recently — Django Unchained (film, 2012), 12 Years a Slave (film, 2013), and have exposed several generations of viewers to the lives of black people under the periods of slavery and Jim Crow. Cu…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
2:30 p.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Riverdale Library-February 2016
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…
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
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