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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sun, March 6
@ 11 a.m.
Citizen Cartography Workshop
Help NYPL build the geospatial library of the future! This workshop will get you oriented with the a set of tools the Library has developed (available at maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to add valuable geographic context to old maps. The workshop will focus on the core activity of the website: georectification, or "warping" maps. This means overlaying digital images of historic maps onto a contemporary digital map (similar to Google Maps), transforming them into til…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Fri, July 1
@ 1:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Investing In Stocks: The Basics
Introduces basic investment terms and concepts such as risk and reward, IPO’s, p/e ratios, and relative p/e ratios. Ways to approach the investment decision and alternative stock investments such as mutual funds and ETF’s are discussed. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Tue, July 5
@ 3:15 p.m.
Exploring More Google Options.
Join us for an overview of Google’s Gmail, Calendar, LAB’s, and Docs. Online Registration Seating is at 3:10 p.m. for those who have registered for the class. Please arrive early - you will not be admitted once the class has started. Arriving late forfeits your seat. Stand-bys will be accepted if registered participants are not present at the beginning of the event.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Wed, July 6
@ 1 p.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
WorkSearch Orientation
Are you a 40+ job seeker? WorkSearch is an online system which provides links to job openings, skills assessment toools, 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…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
50+,
Job Seekers
Wed, July 6
@ 3:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Planning for Retirement and College (IRAs, 401(k)s,529s & More
Where will the money come from! This class describes a variety of tax advantaged accounts that individuals can set up to help them acquire the nest egg necessary for retirement and/or college bound children. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Thu, July 7
@ 1:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Bonds & Bond Mutual Funds: Investment Resources at SIBL
Introduction to Bonds and to the best of SIBL’s print and electronic resources for researching bonds and bond mutual funds. Other public web sites are introduced. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, July 8
@ 3:15 p.m.
MS Excel for Beginners
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2003. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting & print previewing worksheets. Online Advance Registration Seating is at 3:10 p.m. for those who have registered for the class. Please arrive early - you will not be admitted once the class has started. Arriving late forfeits your seat. Stand-bys will be accepted if registered participants are not present at the beginning of the event.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Mon, July 11
@ 1:15 p.m.
Articles: How to Find Them Electronically
Search online databases & locate articles in thousands of magazines & newspapers and journals. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Tue, July 12
@ 3:30 p.m.
Downloading with Confidence: Access Books, Movies, and Music from Home
Electronic books, audio books, music files, and videos - a wealth of resources is available from the Library's web site. Learn how to check-out ebooks for your e-reader or music for your audio player. All is free with your library card!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults,
Book Lovers,
Job Seekers
Tue, July 12
@ 5:15 p.m.
MS PowerPoint for Beginners
Learn how to create a slideshow presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2003. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images and clipart, and running your slideshow. Online Advance Registration Seating is at 3:10 p.m. for those who have registered for the class. Please arrive early - you will not be admitted once the class has started. Arriving late forfeits your seat. Stand-bys will be accepted if registered participants are not present at the beginning of the event.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Wed, July 13
@ 10:30 a.m.
Department of Education Arts Intensive Theater I
Grade level: Middle school (primarily 8th grade) Activity: Orientation and research workshop focusing on preparation for auditions, i.e. to Performing Arts High Schools
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterSchool Age (5-12 years),
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 13
@ 12:30 p.m.
Orientation to the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
One part workshop, one part building tour, this orientation will cover how to get a library card, how to use NYPL’s online catalog and databases, and where in the building to find what you’re looking for. Emphasis will be on using the research collections specific to the building, but anyone interested in using NYPL libraries is welcome.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Wed, July 13
@ 1 p.m.
Job Search Central
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 g…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
50+,
Job Seekers
Wed, July 13
@ 1:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Mutual Funds and ETFs
This class clarifies the differences between mutual funds and ETFs. We explain concepts such as net asset value and capital gains distributions, and demonstrate how to read a mutual fund statement. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Wed, July 13
@ 3:15 p.m.
Google Docs - Document
Learn how to create a word processing document using Google Docs. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, formatting, and inserting images, links, and comments. Online Advance Registration Seating is at 3:10 p.m. for those who have registered for the class. Please arrive early - you will not be admitted once the class has started. Arriving late forfeits your seat. Stand-bys will be accepted if registered participants are not present at the beginning of the event.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Thu, July 14
@ 2:15 p.m.
Researching with E-resources : Catalogs
This class will concentrate on the use of the NYPL Online Catalog and of WorldCat, an online catalog of materials held in libraries worldwide. Effort will be made to focus on the specific needs of the class, so bring your current research projects!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Thu, July 14
@ 3:15 p.m.
Introduction to Trademarks
Overview of trademarks, trademark resources at SIBL. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, July 15
@ 2:15 p.m.
Sinister Reading: Crime, Mystery, and Detective Fiction at the New York Public Library
Exploring the history of crime, mystery, and detective fiction through the resources and collections of the New York Public Library.
58th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
College & Graduate Students
Fri, July 15
@ 3:15 p.m.
MS Word for Beginners
Learn the basic features of Microsoft Word 2003, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting. Online Advance Registration Seating is at 3:10 p.m. for those who have registered for the class. Please arrive early - you will not be admitted once the class has started. Arriving late forfeits your seat. Stand-bys will be accepted if registered participants are not present at the beginning of the event.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Tue, July 19
@ 3:15 p.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
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
Wed, July 20
@ 1 p.m.
Job Search Central
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 g…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
50+,
Job Seekers
Wed, July 20
@ 3:15 p.m.
Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your 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. Learn what you need to know before buying or selling an old book.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults,
Book Lovers
Wed, July 20
@ 3:15 p.m.
Google Docs - Spreadsheet
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Google Docs. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting and print previewing worksheets. Online Advance Registration Seating is at 3:10 p.m. for those who have registered for the class. Please arrive early - you will not be admitted once the class has started. Arriving late forfeits your seat. Stand-bys will be accepted if registered participants are not present at the beginning of the event.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Thu, July 21
@ 1:15 p.m.
Introduction to Patents
General overview of patents and patent resources available at SIBL. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Thu, July 21
@ 2 p.m.
Researching with E-Resources: Periodicals and Newspapers
Interested in reading newspapers and periodicals online? This workshop will explore NYPL's online current and historical periodicals and newspapers.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
College & Graduate Students
Fri, July 22
@ 3:15 p.m.
Uncovering Your Family History: Introduction to Genealogy at NYPL
NYPL boasts one of the country’s largest free public collections of genealogical tools; this class introduces some key resources. With skills learned here, you might find the name of an ancestor on a ship’s passenger list or discover the names of family members I historical census records.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Fri, July 22
@ 3:15 p.m.
MS PowerPoint for Beginners
Learn how to create a slideshow presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2003. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images and clipart, and running your slideshow. Online Advance Registration Seating is at 3:10 p.m. for those who have registered for the class. Please arrive early - you will not be admitted once the class has started. Arriving late forfeits your seat. Stand-bys will be accepted if registered participants are not present at the beginning of the event.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Sat, July 23
@ 2 p.m.
Block & Lot: New York City
Have you every wanted to document the history of your home, apartment or neighborhood? Would you like to learn about the growth of your favorite historic district or deepen your knowledge of landmark New York City buildings? Discover how you can use NYPL resources to unlock the history of a building, a block, or an entire borough. In this class you will learn how to use antiquarian maps, fire insurance atlases ("Sanborns"), online property data, books and historic real estate photos to docum…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Mon, July 25
@ 3:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Researching the 5 Ps of Your Marketing Plan: Product People Price Plan Promotion
How to research the 5 P's to help you arrive at informed marketing decisions, increasing the potential for your business to grow. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Tue, July 26
@ 1:15 p.m.
Global Business News & More using Factiva
Search 9,000 publications 118 countries in 22 languages. Explore Factiva's worldwide content. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Tue, July 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
Hand-Made
Handmade Then and Now: The Paper Arts Edition
Are you a fan of origami, paper sculpture, and handmade books? Would you like to learn how to find more resources on these paper arts and more? In this free class, crafty librarian Jessica Pigza shares tips on finding just the right books, magazines, and digital collections at the Library to inform and inspire you in your own paper-based handmade work. Note: This is a single-session class, but it will be offered once again this summer: August 20, 2011: 11:00am to 12:00noon. (If you're a fan of a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wed, July 27
@ 1 p.m.
Job Search Central
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 g…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
50+,
Job Seekers
Wed, July 27
@ 1:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Investment Choices: What is Right for Me.
This class is designed to help investors focus on their goals, to recognize the potential risks and rewards of different investments, to teach some basic information about different asset types, and to help match individual goals to investment choices. Also, we review useful information sources. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Wed, July 27
@ 3:15 p.m.
Google Docs - Presentation
Learn how to create a slideshow presentation using Google Docs. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images, drawings, videos, and running your slideshow. Online Advance Registration Seating is at 3:10 p.m. for those who have registered for the class. Please arrive early - you will not be admitted once the class has started. Arriving late forfeits your seat. Stand-bys will be accepted if registered participants are not present at the beginning of the event.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Thu, July 28
@ 2:15 a.m.
"Shomrim" (Keepers) - the history and literature of the Samaritans
Among the many treasures in The Dorot Jewish Division collection is a 13th-century manuscript of the Samaritan Pentateuch. Using this remarkable volume as a starting point, this presentation will provide an introduction to the history, literature, and culture of the Samaritan community and suggest resources for further exploration.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
College & Graduate Students
Thu, July 28
@ 3:15 p.m.
Online Social Networking
Learn and explore some of the most popular online social networks, including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Online Advance Registration Seating is at 3:10 p.m. for those who have registered for the class. Please arrive early - you will not be admitted once the class has started. Arriving late forfeits your seat. Stand-bys will be accepted if registered participants are not present at the beginning of the event.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, July 29
@ 11:15 a.m.
Financial Information
Searching Bloomberg (limited to first 5)
This hands-on class demonstrates the Bloomberg menu driven system. The class will learn search methods for information on companies, and how to find securities that match investors’ criteria. Also, we will retrieve some market and economic data available on Bloomberg. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Sat, July 30
@ 11 a.m.
Hand-Made
Handmade Then and Now: The Stitchery Edition
Are you a fan of vintage knitting, crochet, sewing, and embroidery patterns? Do you want to discover new inspiration for your needlework? In this free class, crafty librarian Jessica Pigza shares tips on finding just the right books, magazines, and digital collections at the Library to inform and inspire you in your own stitchery creations. This is a single-session class, but will be offered once more this summer: August 16, 2011: 6:30pm to 7:30pm. (If you're into all things handmade, you may a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Mon, August 1
@ 1:15 p.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Job Seekers Career Resources: Explore Vault and Wet Feet
Find industry and career advice, job search and resume guides, and occupational surveys. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Mon, August 1
@ 1:15 p.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Job Seekers Career Resources: Explore Vault and Wet Feet
Find industry and career advice, job search and resume guides, and occupational surveys. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
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