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TimeEventLocationAudience
Monday, March 3, 2014
2:30 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!This lab takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
6:30 p.m.Basic Chinese Conversation - Level II
Continue learning basic Mandarin Chinese!Learn using the Mango Languages database on the New York Public Library website. This class will continue working through the material in the Mandarin Complete 1.0 course available through the Mango Languages program. Participants should preview lessons 19 & 20 in Complete 1.0 course for the first session on January 7th. During the class, the native speaking instructor reinforces and practices material covered in the Mango lessons. Accurate pronunciat…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
6:30 p.m.Basic Chinese Conversation - Level II
Continue learning basic Mandarin Chinese!Learn using the Mango Languages database on the New York Public Library website. This class will continue working through the material in the Mandarin Complete 1.0 course available through the Mango Languages program. Participants should preview lessons 19 & 20 in Complete 1.0 course for the first session on January 7th. During the class, the native speaking instructor reinforces and practices material covered in the Mango lessons. Accurate pronunciat…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, March 24, 2014
6 p.m.The Art of Making Poems: 8-week Poetry Writing Workshop
The Art of Making Poems With Instructor Hermine Meinhard This FREE 8-week poetry writing workshop will engage participants in a series of exercises that will connect them to their own process of writing and culminate in their own chapbook of poems. Participants will learn ways to access the intuitive mind, how to use a variety of materials, including objects, evocative language and artwork, to enter into writing, how to shape a poem on the page and assemble a group of poems to make for compell…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
5:15 p.m.Featured Database: PressDisplay
Browse the current headlines from over 1700 local and international newspapers, read complete issues in full-color, full-page format, or search for individual news stories. Newspapers from 92 countries published in 48 languages are available. This class takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
6:30 p.m.New York Writers Workshop: Take Your Writing from Good to Great with Sally Koslow
Take Your Writing from Good to Great Presenter: Sally Koslow Whether you dream of writing a memoir, a personal essay or fiction, this workshop will share secrets on how to focus and polish your writing. Bring paper, pen and your imagination. Sally Koslow is the author of four novels: The Widow Waltz, The Late, Lamented Molly Marx, With Friends like These and Little Pink Slips, inspired by being editor-in-chief of McCall’s Magazine, as well as a non-fiction book, Slouching Toward Adulthood.…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
10:30 a.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! This lab takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
6:30 p.m.New York Writers Workshop: CREATING GRAPHIC NOVELS with Alissa Torres
Creating Graphic Novels Presenter: Alissa Torres Explore the powerful genre of the graphic novel. Please bring a notebook (preferably unlined), and pens or pencils with erasers. Alissa Torres is the author of AMERICAN WIDOW (art by Sungyoon Choi), a graphic novel memoir, about her experiences as a 9/11 widow and new mother. She has written many personal essays and articles for publications including salon.com. Her book was listed as a New York Times Editors’ Choice and was an award final…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Saturday, April 12, 2014
2 p.m.Tinta, Papel y ....... Café
¿Te Gusta Escribir? Si deseas explorar el modo con el que las mujeres nos enfrentamos a la creación literaria y su difusión en español Si escribes, tienes un libro publicado, o sueñas con hacerlo en breve Si estás buscando... Un espacio para compartir las dificultades de mercado de la mujer que escribe en español Una plataforma desde la que expresarte y mostrar tu obra De Nueva York al resto del mundo Del resto del mundo a Nueva York Entonces, Tinta, Papel...y Café es para tí Ins…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Monday, April 14, 2014
2:30 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! This lab takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
6:30 p.m.New York Writers Workshop: Writing for Stage and Screen with Charlie Schulman
Writing for Stage and Screen with Charlie Schulman In this workshop each participant will write a short exercise that engages all the elements of a dramatic scene. Particular attention will be paid to dialogue, character, the structure of a scene and the fundamentals of dramatic writing. Each participant will also learn how to craft a compelling feature-length three-act structured movie idea from a newspaper article. Charlie Schulman teaches at New York University and is on the MFA faculty at…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Monday, April 21, 2014
2:30 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! This lab takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
6:30 p.m.New York Writers Workshop: Scene of the Crime: How to Write a Crime or Detective Novel or Short Story with Charles Salzberg
Scene of the Crime: How to Write a Crime or Detective Novel or Short Story with Charles Salzberg Crime fiction has always been thought of as genre fiction, but is it? Shouldn’t all good fiction contain elements of mystery and suspense, otherwise why would we bother to turn to the page to find out what’s going to happen next? Learn the elements of creating a crime novel or short story, how to begin, how to plot, how to create character, and how, perhaps most important, to create suspense. C…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Saturday, April 26, 2014
2 p.m.Tinta, Papel y ....... Café
¿Te Gusta Escribir? Si deseas explorar el modo con el que las mujeres nos enfrentamos a la creación literaria y su difusión en español Si escribes, tienes un libro publicado, o sueñas con hacerlo en breve Si estás buscando... Un espacio para compartir las dificultades de mercado de la mujer que escribe en español Una plataforma desde la que expresarte y mostrar tu obra De Nueva York al resto del mundo Del resto del mundo a Nueva York Entonces, Tinta, Papel...y Café es para tí Ins…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
6:30 p.m.New York Writers Workshop: The Secrets of Writing Essays with Lisa Kirchner
The Secrets of Writing Essays with Lisa Kirchner To write an essay, all you need is a story. Learn the kind of stories that get published and why. We'll use that as a springboard to get you started on writing your own personal essay. Lisa L. Kirchner is the author of the forthcoming memoir, Hello, American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar (Greenpoint Press, May 2014). Between gigs with The Andy Warhol Museum, Ketchum Public Relations and her own consulting firm, her work has…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Saturday, May 17, 2014
2 p.m.Canceled
Tinta, Papel y...Café
¿Te Gusta Escribir? Si deseas explorar el modo con el que las mujeres nos enfrentamos a la creación literaria y su difusión en español Si escribes, tienes un libro publicado, o sueñas con hacerlo en breve Si estás buscando... Un espacio para compartir las dificultades de mercado de la mujer que escribe en español Una plataforma desde la que expresarte y mostrar tu obra De Nueva York al resto del mundo Del resto del mundo a Nueva York Entonces, Tinta, Papel...y Café es para tí Ins…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Saturday, May 31, 2014
2 p.m.Tinta, Papel y...Café
¿Te Gusta Escribir? Si deseas explorar el modo con el que las mujeres nos enfrentamos a la creación literaria y su difusión en español Si escribes, tienes un libro publicado, o sueñas con hacerlo en breve Si estás buscando... Un espacio para compartir las dificultades de mercado de la mujer que escribe en español Una plataforma desde la que expresarte y mostrar tu obra De Nueva York al resto del mundo Del resto del mundo a Nueva York Entonces, Tinta, Papel...y Café es para tí Ins…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Monday, June 2, 2014
10:30 a.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! This lab takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
10:30 a.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! This lab takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Friday, June 6, 2014
1:15 p.m.Shopping Online
Learn on to protect yourself when shopping online, as well as what services are available and how to take full advantage of them. This class takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Saturday, June 14, 2014
2 p.m.Tinta, Papel y ....... Café
¿Te Gusta Escribir? Si deseas explorar el modo con el que las mujeres nos enfrentamos a la creación literaria y su difusión en español Si escribes, tienes un libro publicado, o sueñas con hacerlo en breve Si estás buscando... Un espacio para compartir las dificultades de mercado de la mujer que escribe en español Una plataforma desde la que expresarte y mostrar tu obra Entonces, Tinta, Papel...y Café es para tí Inscríbete en línea a la siguiente dirección: bit.ly/tinta-nypl Suge…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Saturday, June 28, 2014
2 p.m.Tinta, Papel y ....... Café
¿Te Gusta Escribir? Si deseas explorar el modo con el que las mujeres nos enfrentamos a la creación literaria y su difusión en español Si escribes, tienes un libro publicado, o sueñas con hacerlo en breve Si estás buscando... Un espacio para compartir las dificultades de mercado de la mujer que escribe en español Una plataforma desde la que expresarte y mostrar tu obra Entonces, Tinta, Papel...y Café es para tí Inscríbete en línea a la siguiente dirección: bit.ly/tinta-nypl Suge…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Saturday, July 19, 2014
2 p.m.Tinta, Papel y ....... Café
La última reunión se realizará el 19 de julio, 2014 a las 2p.m. ¿Te Gusta Escribir? Si deseas explorar el modo con el que las mujeres nos enfrentamos a la creación literaria y su difusión en español Si escribes, tienes un libro publicado, o sueñas con hacerlo en breve Si estás buscando... Un espacio para compartir las dificultades de mercado de la mujer que escribe en español Una plataforma desde la que expresarte y mostrar tu obra Entonces, Tinta, Papel...y Café es para tí Inscríb…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Saturday, July 26, 2014
10:30 a.m.Fast, Fun and Done: College Application Essay Writing Workshop
Fast, Fun and Done: College Application Essay Writing Workshop This intensive three-day workshop, taught by instructor Alissa Torres, will provide incoming high school seniors with an opportunity to create standout college application essays in a fun, fast-paced, and supportive environment. Day 1 Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m. (with a one hour lunch break) Students will "try on" each of the five common application essay prompts. Students will learn about the "writer's v…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
6:30 p.m.Get Your Resumé Right
This hands-on class will guide you through formatting your resumé in Microsoft Word. Please bring a written draft of your resumé and a USB drive to save and/or print your resumé. This class takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Thursday, August 7, 2014
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! This lab takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
2:30 p.m.LinkedIn for Job Seekers
Learn strategies and tips on how to utilize your LinkedIn account in your job search, including customizing your LinkedIn profile, strategies for determining LinkedIn groups to join, performing basic and advanced job search using LinkedIn, and more. This lab takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Friday, August 8, 2014
2:30 p.m.Teach Yourself: Learn a New Language
Discover a wide selection of self-study resources to help you learn a new language or brush up on one you’ve studied before. Class covers resources available through NYPL and free websites. Please note: This class is for English speakers who want to learn another language. For English language learners we offer Teach Yourself: Learn English Online. This class takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Saturday, August 9, 2014
2:30 p.m.Magazines & Newspapers 1
Using basic database search techniques, learn how to find full-text articles from thousands of magazines, newspapers, and journals that are available in the extensive digital archive known as EBSCOhost. This class takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Monday, August 11, 2014
2:30 p.m.Computer Safety and Maintenance
Learn how to protect your computer from viruses and perform regular maintenance functions to keep it running smoothly.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
6:30 p.m.iPad Basics
This course will cover some basic features of the iPad. Learn the hardware, some settings, navigation and app basics.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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. This class takes place on the 4th floor.
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! This lab takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
2:30 p.m.MS 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. This class takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
5:15 p.m.Getting the Most out of the NYPL Catalog
Explore our catalog. Search for books and other materials, learn how to place holds, rate an item, add items to your shelves, look at reviews and create lists. This class takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
6:30 p.m.Windows 7 Basics
Learn the basics of navigating a PC with Windows 7. This class takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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. This class takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
1:15 p.m.Featured Database: Freegal Music
Learn how to download three free songs a week from Freegal Music, which provides access to the catalog of artists in Sony Music Entertainment. All you need are your library card barcode, your PIN number, and a flash drive to save your downloads in. This class takes place on the Mezzanine.
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. This class takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
5:15 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! This lab takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
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