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Tue, August 2
@ 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 3Businesspeople
Tue, August 2
@ 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!
Adults,
Book Lovers,
Job Seekers
Wed, August 3
@ 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.
Adults
Wed, August 3
@ 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, August 3
@ 3:15 p.m.
Canceled
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
Thu, August 4
@ 2:15 p.m.
Researching with E-resources : Catalogs
This class will concentrate on the 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, August 4
@ 3:15 p.m.
Market Research Information Sources
Overview of selected sources, both print and electronic, for finding market research and reports. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, August 5
@ 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
Mon, August 8
@ 3:15 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
Tue, August 9
@ 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
Wed, August 10
@ 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+,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Wed, August 10
@ 1:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Interpreting Financial Statements
Demonstrates where and how to find financial statements for any public company. Introduces and demonstrates the ratios most frequently used to interpret financial statements. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Wed, August 10
@ 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. An E-mail account is required in order to participate in this class. 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 par…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Thu, August 11
@ 3:15 p.m.
Business Plan Research Workshop
Provides research guidance specifically tailored to your particular business plan.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, August 12
@ 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
Mon, August 15
@ 1:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Online with Morningstar and Valueline
We will retrieve important information on individual stocks and mutual funds, including analysts’ reports and opinions, and demonstrate the advanced search capabilities of each database. Join us to learn how to turn an investment concept into a short list of potential investments. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Tue, August 16
@ 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
Tue, August 16
@ 3:30 p.m.
Using Zotero in your Research
This hands-on workshop offers a quick introduction to Zotero, a free bibliographic tool that resides in your Firefox browser and helps you gather, manage, analyze, and share your resources. Learn the basic functionality of the program as well as how to integrate your Zotero library with word-processing software for footnotes and bibliographies. A basic knowledge of web-based research tools and resources is suggested.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research Division
Tue, August 16
@ 6:30 p.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: July 30, 2011: 11:00am to 12:00noon. (If you're into all things handmade, you may…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wed, August 17
@ 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, August 17
@ 1:15 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
Wed, August 17
@ 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. An E-mail account is required in order to participate in this class. 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 par…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Thu, August 18
@ 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, South Court ClassroomsAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
College & Graduate Students
Thu, August 18
@ 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, August 19
@ 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,
Job Seekers
Sat, August 20
@ 11 a.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: July 26, 2011: 6:30pm to 7:30pm. (If you're a fan of all…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Mon, August 22
@ 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
Tue, August 23
@ 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
Wed, August 24
@ 12:30 p.m.
Orientation class for library school
Orientation class, facility tour and exhibition tour for Special Libraries Seminar, St. John's University school of Information services
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
College/Graduate School Educators
Wed, August 24
@ 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, August 24
@ 3 p.m.
Researching an Artist
This class provides a systematic approach to utilizing books, periodical articles, biographical material, auction indexes, and ephemeral material in researching a well-known or obscure artist. Taught by Lee Robinson, Librarian, Art and Architecure Collection
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults,
Teachers
Wed, August 24
@ 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. An E-mail account is required in order to participate in this class. 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 particip…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Thu, August 25
@ 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
Thu, August 25
@ 4:30 p.m.
Orientation class
Orientation and research workshop for first year conservatory students at CAP21 (musical theater graduate program, NYU)
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterCollege & Graduate Students
Fri, August 26
@ 1:15 p.m.
Business Start-up Resources & Services
Entrepreneurial resources for business planning, market research, expanding, research & assistance. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, August 26
@ 2:15 p.m.
Elusive Jane: In Search of Jane Austen at the New York Public Library
An examination fo the life and works of Jane Austen as reflected in the collections of the New York Public Library.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
College & Graduate Students
Mon, August 29
@ 3:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Stocks and Mutual Funds: Investment Resources at SIBL
Discover SIBL's extensive and unique collection of financial information. This class will feature the best print and electronic tools for researching individual companies and mutual funds. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Tue, August 30
@ 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
Wed, August 31
@ 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…
Dongan Hills LibraryAdults,
50+,
Job Seekers
Wed, August 31
@ 1:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Budgeting! Cash and Credit
This class introduces savings and budget concepts. Reviews banks and banking products including debit and credit cards and introduces investment principles. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
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