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Throughout the year, The New York Public Library offers more than 25,000 free public programs at its 89 locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Additional classes and workshops.

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TimeEventLocationAudience
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
2:30 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,
Job Seekers
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
11 a.m.Introduction to Social Networking(Facebook,Twitter)
Learn what social networking is and why it's so popular,how to set up an account(if you do not already have one) and send a tweet or connect with friends and/or relatives.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults,
50+
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
1 p.m.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.
Adults,
Job Seekers
Friday, September 3, 2010
10 a.m.Chinese (Mandarin) Basic Conversation Level II
Learn Chinese (Mandarin) Basic Conversation Level II! Prior Chinese language experience is required. Learn using the Mango Languages database on the New York Public Library website. First session: Introduction and orientation to the Mango Languages program. In the following sessions the native speaking instructor reinforces and practices material covered in the Mango lessons. Accurate pronunciation is emphasized. Tuesdays September 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th October 2nd, 23rd, 30th November 6th…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Friday, September 10, 2010
10 a.m.Ongoing
E-Books for Nooks @ NYPL
Learn how to use NYPL’s website to find and download E-books to your Nook device. This class will cover searching NYPL’s collection of E-books and provide one on one help. Attendees are encouraged to bring their devices
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers
Thursday, September 16, 2010
2:30 p.m.Free Introductory Computer Classes for Adults / Intro to Email
Register at the 4th floor desk Wednesday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Class location on the 5th floor October 3, 2012 Introduction to Email
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Saturday, September 25, 2010
10 a.m.Summer Arts Institute MS/HS Instrumental Music class
Orientation, presentation of mss. material in The Great American Revue exhibition and research workshop for students in the Middle school and High School Instrumental Music program of the NYC Department of Education's Summer Arts Institute. Assisting staff: Jonathan Hiam and Abby Brown NB: Middle school students were 9 - 12 and count as children; HS students count as Young Adults Contact: Margot Faught Artistic Director Summer Arts Institute Arnhold Programs Coordinator Office of Arts and Sp…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterSchool Age (5-12 years),
K-12 Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
6:30 p.m.Drop-In Job Club for college graduates in their twenties.
Participants learn how to market themselves, how to conduct a strategic job search, meet other twenty-something job-seekers in a supportive environment. The Drop-In Job Club is led by Robin Neiman, Senior Vocational Counselor, and Sherry Natkow, Career Coach. Handouts and resources will be provided. Note: This club is open to job seekers on a first come, first seated basis. No advance registration, no waiting list.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Job Seekers
Monday, December 13, 2010
4 p.m.Google Presentations for beginners
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 G-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 participan…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Sunday, March 6, 2011
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
Friday, July 1, 2011
1:15 p.m.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
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
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
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
1 p.m.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
3:15 p.m.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
Thursday, July 7, 2011
1:15 p.m.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
Friday, July 8, 2011
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
Monday, July 11, 2011
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
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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
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
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
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)
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
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 g…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
50+,
Job Seekers
1:15 p.m.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
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
Thursday, July 14, 2011
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
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
Friday, July 15, 2011
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
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
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
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
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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 g…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
50+,
Job Seekers
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
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
Thursday, July 21, 2011
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
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
Friday, July 22, 2011
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
Saturday, July 23, 2011
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
Monday, July 25, 2011
3:15 p.m.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
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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
6:30 p.m.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
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
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 g…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
50+,
Job Seekers
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