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TimeEventLocationAudience
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
12 noonHow to Start a Business
In this workshop you will learn: Checklist for Starting a Small Business Personal Assessment Home-Based Business Choosing Your Business Structure How to Register a New Business Employer Identification Number NYC and NYS Permits and Licenses Business Insurance Copyrights, Trademarks & Patents Speaker: Ms. Man-Li Lin Economic Development Specialist U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA.gov)
Morrisania LibraryAdults
12 noonJob Search + Unemployment Tax Tips
Many people simply update their résumés—without real thought—answer ads at random, go on a few interviews and send thank-you notes. Their other strategy is to post their résumés on Internet job boards and websites—as do hundreds of thousands of other job hunters who assume that this is the modern way to job search. Human Resources inboxes are swamped, and most of those résumés are simply deleted. This workshop covers a more powerful method way to get noticed and go from “Job Search to Career Tr…
George Bruce LibraryAdults
12 noonTalleres Básicos de Computadora en Español (Individualizados)
¿Se pregunta cómo usar la computadora? ¿Necesita ayuda para entender su nueva computadora? ¿Desea practicar sus habilidades y destrezas? ¡Venga a la biblioteca de Port Richmond! Semanalmente ofrecemos talleres básicos de computadora individualizados para así ayudar y contestar todas sus preguntas. Reserve su espacio personalmente o por teléfono. (Reservación requerida)
Port Richmond Library, Main FloorAdults,
50+,
Adults
12 noonSupervised Open Lab - Laboratorio Abierto Supervisado (Espanol)
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! Need some help mastering your electronic devices? Are you having trouble with your email? Interested in using the internet – online shopping, banking? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter, Facebook or other messaging apps? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance.
Melrose LibraryAdults
12 noonDownloading NYPL ebooks
Electronic books, e-audio books, digital music and video – all available through NYPL’s website! Learn how to take advantage of free access to new media from the comfort of your own home. Devices are provided, but you can bring your own.
Wakefield LibraryAdults
12 noonInternet for Beginners
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 directories
Macomb's Bridge LibraryAdults
12 noonOpen 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!
Hamilton Fish Park Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
12 nooniPad Basics
This course will cover some basic features of the iPad. Learn the hardware, some settings, navigation and app basics.
Countee Cullen Library, TechConnect Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
12:30 p.m.Email for Beginners
Learn how e-mail works, sign up for a free e-mail account, and learn about sending, replying to, forwarding messages and attachments.
George Bruce LibraryAdults
12:30 p.m.Networking with LinkedIn for Job/Career Success
We have all heard that networking is still one of the most powerful methods of connecting to career/job opportunities and will most likely stay that way forever. But most people don’t know how to effectively build and use network to increase their odds to connect to opportunities. Having a strong network is important for everyone whether you’re employed or in a job search. What is networking? Is networking really effective? What are some of today’s tools to support building a network…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomJob Seekers
12:30 p.m.Writers' Workshop
Calling all creatives! Are you working on a short story or a poem and want to share your pieces? Come to our writers' workshop to mingle with and get feedback from other wordsmiths. Bring your own lunch or snack!
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
12:30 p.m.Computer Class / BengaliParkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
1 p.m.WorkSearch Orientation
Are you a 40+ job seeker? WorkSearch is an online system which provides links to job openings, skills assessment tools, and training programs at no cost to individuals. After taking the orientation, WorkSearch is accessible to registrants through the Internet, or through Library computers. Attendees will be shown how to download the information to a USB flash drive(Bring your own USB drive). Space is limited. No advance registration required- First come, first seated. Seating is not guaran…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
Job Seekers
1 p.m.Computer Safety & Maintenance
Learn how to protect your computer from viruses and perform regular maintenance functions to keep it running smoothly. Following the tutorial, bring your technology questions for some one-on-one help. Laptops are provided but you can bring your own too.
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
1 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!
Epiphany LibraryAdults
1 p.m.Adult Knitting & Crocheting Club
Come meet your fellow stitchers in the neighborhood. Bring along your latest project to share.
Great Kills Library, Community RoomAdults
1 p.m. open computer lab
The computer Training lab is open to the public
Morningside Heights, Computer ClassroomAdults
1:15 p.m.eBook Help Hour: Get Started with eBooks
Need help getting started with eBooks? Bring your laptop, eReader, tablet or smart phone to Mid-Manhattan's eBook Help Hour. Get assistance loading electronic library books on your Kindle, create your free Adobe ID, learn about 3M Cloud Library, and so much more. Make sure you bring your library card and any necessary access passwords for your devices so we can help you as quickly as possible. Print a pdf of the September / October eBook Help Hour schedule.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
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!
58th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.Supervised 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!
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
2 p.m.One-on-One Computer Assistance
One-on-One Computer Assistance Come to the Riverdale branch and sit down with a Librarian for a 30 minute individualized computer appointment. Learn how to open a new e-mail account, save documents, browse the Internet, download NYPL e-books, etc. Make a list and ask questions. E-reader, tablet and smart phone users are welcome. Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m. by appointment only. Call 718-549-1212 .
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
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
3 p.m.Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books
Learn what you need to know before buying or selling an old book. Have you ever wondered how the experts on TV can look at an old book and know about its value? Do you have an old book? Do you wonder how much it is worth? If you want to learn more about what makes an old book rare or valuable, then join us as we explore the world of antiquarian books. The Library has many resources to help you develop an appreciation for antiquarian books and to assist you in determining if your books are rare…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
3 p.m.Talleres Básicos de Computadora en Español (Individualizados)
¿Se pregunta cómo usar la computadora? ¿Necesita ayuda para entender su nueva computadora? ¿Desea practicar sus habilidades y destrezas? ¡Venga a la biblioteca de Port Richmond! Semanalmente ofrecemos talleres básicos de computadora individualizados para así ayudar y contestar todas sus preguntas. Reserve su espacio personalmente o por teléfono. (Reservación requerida)
Port Richmond Library, Main FloorAdults,
50+,
Adults
3 p.m.Make Jewelry with Jennifer Jacobs
Make something with that extra sparkle! Take marbles and wire to make hip and funky bracelets, necklaces, and more. You'll be led by Jennifer Jacobs, who has been featured at Barney's New York! All materials will be provided. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Westchester Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3 p.m.Google Series: Gmail (Espanol)
Aprenda cómo funciona Gmail, suscribirse a una cuenta de correo electrónico gratuito, y aprender sobre el envío, responder, reenvío de los mensajes y los archivos adjuntos.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
3 p.m.Tween Laptop Lounge
Children ages 9-12 are invited to participate in games, activities, and more especially for tweens.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3 p.m.Stay Well Exercise
Join us for a free 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. All participants are required to sign a personal medical waiver at the beginning of the class. Call or stop by for further details.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
3 p.m.Halloween Craft
Create a Halloween decoration using paper, glue, crayons, glitter, wiggle eyes, and more. All materials will be provided. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first served basis.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren
3 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!
Countee Cullen Library, TechConnect Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
3:15 p.m.Job Seekers: Download a Customized Company List for Contacts
Find Companies and Executive contacts for your next job. Search by industry as well as location, size, and sales. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
3:30 p.m.Create an African Inspired Mask
Take a blank template and create a beautiful new face. Susan Hale will guide you through tribal art patterns, color combinations, and decorating techniques while you create an inspired mask to hang on the wall or show off. All materials provided. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Morrisania LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3:30 p.m.Bead-tastic!
Tired of the same old beads? Learn how to make your own fuzzy and fabulous beads from fabric. Colorful celebrations celebrate couth style! All materials will be provided. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3:30 p.m.Manga Drawing Workshop
Do you have the next manga series ready to pour through your fingertips? Join Misako Rocks and learn how to draw your own characters, plot your stories, and more! All materials will be provided. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Riverside LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3:30 p.m.Web Wednesdays
We are all online. Come share what you found online and learn about some new tools too!
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
3:30 p.m.Music Makers and Story Shakers
Children will make a musical instrument from a different part of the world and play along while listening to a great story. For ages 5-8. Pre-register at the children's info desk. Please ensure your child can attend the sessions he/she signs up for.
67th Street Library, Community RoomChildren
3:30 p.m.Arts and Crafts
Create fun projects using a variety of materials and skills. For children ages 5 to 11.
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
3:30 p.m.Stop Motion!
Join us as we Create, direct, and bring to life our very own Stop Motion Film! In this four part series you will learn the magic behind stop motion films, and have the opportunity to create your very own short film!
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m.Tween Science: Potato Clock
Can you run a digital clock with a potato? Soda? Test these and other items to see what makes the clock tell time! Ages 8-12. Materials provided, pre-registration required.
St. George Library CenterChildren
4 p.m.Magic Tricks and the History of Deception
Experience a jaw-dropping magic show, then learn how it's done. You'll be amazed not only at the magic, but also the science behind it! Presented by Bob Friedhoffer. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Van Cortlandt LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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