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Throughout the year, The New York Public Library offers more than 80,000 free public programs at its 92 locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Additional classes and workshops.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
10:15 a.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.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
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…
Grand Central Library, Teen Central50+,
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: Forms
Using Google Docs learn to create customized forms that can be used as survey tools. 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 participants are not present at the beginning of the event.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thursday, September 29, 2011
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 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
6 p.m.Genealogy/Family History Research Consultation
Join us for your free professional genealogy consultation. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Attached is the link to the pedigree chart. Please fill out chart and bring it with you. www.mymcpl.org/_uploaded_resources/MGC-ancestorchart.pdf Register today!
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference DivisionAdults
Friday, September 30, 2011
3:15 p.m.MS PowerPoint Intermediate
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2003. Topics include inserting videos, graphs, and hyperlinks, custom animations, slide transitions, and more. 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 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Monday, October 3, 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
2:30 p.m.NYU - Louise Harpman - Architecture and Sustainability ClassStephen A. Schwarzman Building, Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map DivisionAdults
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
1:15 p.m.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
2 p.m.Blogging 101
Learn what a blog is, see examples of blogs, learn how to blog and to create your own, using Wordpress.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
5:30 p.m.English Conversation Program for Speakers of Other Languages Fall 2011 Registration at Science, Industry and Business Library
Classes are held three times a year (Fall, Winter, and Spring) and are for intermediate levels only. Registration is in person at the branch where the class is held. Registration is drawn by lot. Space is limited. Classes are open to adults (age 16 or over). Testing follows registration. Documentation is not required. No child care provided http://www.nypl.org/sites/default/files/SIBL_conversation_Fall_2011.pdf This Program is made possible by New York Cares and Vol…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)English Language Learners
Wednesday, October 5, 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 3Adults,
50+,
Job Seekers
3:15 p.m.Basic Internet
This introduction to the Internet covers getting connected,using a web browser, and navigating web pages.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults,
50+
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 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 parti…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thursday, October 6, 2011
6 p.m.Genealogy/Family History Research Consultation
Join us for your free professional genealogy consultation. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Attached is the link to the pedigree chart. Please fill out chart and bring it with you. www.mymcpl.org/_uploaded_resources/MGC-ancestorchart.pdf Register today!
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference DivisionAdults
Friday, October 7, 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 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
2:15 p.m.Subversive Shaw: An Introduction to the Life and Work of George Bernard Shaw
Under the cloak of sublime comedy, Shaw sought to expose the hypocrisy of Victorian society and morality. He was the author of some sixty plays (including Pygmalion, Major Barbara, and Caesar and Cleopatra), prefaces which were sometimes longer than the plays themselves, five novels, music and theatre criticism, innumerable socialist pamphlets and political tracts, and several thousand letters. This presentation will explore the life and work of this brilliant, witty, and subversive literary f…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
College & Graduate Students
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
2 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
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
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 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
4:30 p.m.eNYPL: Access eBooks, 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
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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 Division
Array
Adults
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 p.m.New Perspectives on Postcolonial History: A Workshop on Using Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) in the 21st Century
This workshop will demonstrate how to utilize the FRUS series for non-diplomatic history research using examples of postwar history of decolonization and nationalist struggles and identity. Attention will also be given to demonstrating the history.state.gov website, NARA and other on-line resources now available.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
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 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 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
6 p.m.“Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire”: A Conversation about Security and Transparency in the Cold War Era Foreign Relations Series
Joint NYPL and U.S. Department of State Program and Workshop to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Foreign Relations of the United States series. The Foreign Relations of the United States series, the official documentary record of United States foreign policy and diplomatic activity, has embodied the Department of State’s commitment to responsible transparency since 1861. The evolution of the series during the twentieth century, particularly debates in the 1950s surrounding the release of…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, October 13, 2011
1:15 p.m.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 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
6 p.m.Genealogy/Family History Research Consultation
Join us for your free professional genealogy consultation. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Attached is the link to the pedigree chart. Please fill out chart and bring it with you. www.mymcpl.org/_uploaded_resources/MGC-ancestorchart.pdf Register today!
67th Street LibraryAdults
Friday, October 14, 2011
3:15 p.m.Uncovering Your Family History: Introduction to Genalogical Research
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 in historical census records.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
3:15 p.m.MS Word Intermediate
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2003. Topics include tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes. 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 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Saturday, October 15, 2011
2 p.m.Hand-Made Crafternoon: October 15, 2011.
Join crafty librarian Jessica Pigza of the Rare Book Division and Crafternoon author Maura Madden for a free DIY day at the Library. Our special guest will be the crochet and knit designer (and opera singer) Lisa Daehlin, who will share her knowledge of--and love for--knitted and crocheted lace designs (hairpin, broomstick, and Tunisian lace crochet, as well as yarn-over lace knitting). She will demonstrate some beginners’ techniques for making knitted and crocheted lace. We'll have a limited a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Monday, October 17, 2011
1:15 p.m.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.
Westchester Square LibraryBusinesspeople,
Job Seekers
2 p.m.Introduction to Bibliocommons
Learn all about the New York Public Library's Bibliocommons catalog - a new way to not only search for library materials, but also post reviews of items, make and publish lists, and interact with library users all over the Bibliocommons community that extends throughout North America! We'll show you how to conduct effective searches as well as use all of the new and fun features Bibliocommons offers. Come with questions!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
1:15 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 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
5:30 p.m.The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Lecture Series: Beyond the Draft: WW1 Records in the National Archives
Marie Varrelman Melchiori, CG, lectures on military records at Samford University's IGHR and the Salt Lake Institute, and in the Smithsonian’s genealogical lecture series. This session provides the tools necessary to locate the regiment of a soldier who served during World War One, after which additional information on his military service may be obtained from records in the National Archives, College Park, Maryland. NARA Finding Aids and proper citation and documentation will also be discussed…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wednesday, October 19, 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
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 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
3:15 p.m.Basic Email
Learn how email works, sign up for a free email account and learn about sending, replying to and forwarding messages.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults,
50+
3:15 p.m.Google Docs: Forms.
Using Google Docs learn to create customized forms that can be used as survey tools. 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 participants are not present at the beginning of the event.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thursday, October 20, 2011
2 p.m.Researching with E-Resources: Newspapers and Periodicals
Interested in reading newspapers and periodicals online? This workshop will show you how to explore NYPL's online resources, both current and historical.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults,
College & Graduate Students
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