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Thursday, August 25, 2011
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
Friday, August 26, 2011
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
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
Monday, August 29, 2011
3:15 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 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Tuesday, August 30, 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
Wednesday, August 31, 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…
Dongan Hills LibraryAdults,
50+,
Job Seekers
1:15 p.m.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
3:15 p.m.Google Docs – Forms
Using Google Docs learn to create customized forms that can be used as survey tools. A Gmail account is required to attend the class. 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
Friday, September 2, 2011
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 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Tuesday, September 6, 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
Wednesday, September 7, 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…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 250+,
Job Seekers
3:15 p.m.Basic Internet
This introduction to the Internet covers getting connected,using a web browser, and navigating web pages.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
50+
3:15 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
Thursday, September 8, 2011
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
3:15 p.m.Uncovering Your Family History: Introduction to Genealogical 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
Friday, September 9, 2011
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 par…
Van Cortlandt LibraryBusinesspeople,
Job Seekers
Saturday, September 10, 2011
2 p.m.Hand-Made Crafternoon: Sept. 10, 2011.
UPDATE, August 19th: The registration for this event is NOW FULL. If you want to attend another Design*Sponge event, check out their New York book launch party at West Elm on Sept. 13th. Join crafty librarian Jessica Pigza of the Rare Book Division and Crafternoon author Maura Madden for a free DIY day at the Library. We'll be joined by Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney for an afternoon of fabric stamp inspiration. Attendees will get to create their own stamp and use it to make custom printed…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Monday, September 12, 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 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Tuesday, September 13, 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 DivisionAdults
3:15 p.m.Business Plan Research Workshop
Description: Provides research guidance specifically tailored to your particular business plan. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Roosevelt Island LibraryBusinesspeople,
Job Seekers
4 p.m.On the Plate!
From bodega sandwiches to high end restaurants, NYC's all about the food. Before you chow down on tasty treats with master chef Jailin Acevedo, check out NYPL's Menu Collection and see what people were snacking on 100 years ago! All materials will be provided. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Inwood LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wednesday, September 14, 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…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 250+,
Job Seekers
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
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
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…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
4:30 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 DivisionAdults
Thursday, September 15, 2011
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 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
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, September 16, 2011
9:30 a.m.Research workshop for Repertory Company HS
Research workshop and tour for Seniors at the Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts. Students had selected from list of 20th c. works of theater, dance or music for term-long research papers. Workshop focused on primary and secondary documents in the performing arts.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterSchool Age (5-12 years)
1:15 p.m.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,
Job Seekers
3:15 p.m.Clues from Family Photos
The best clues about old family photographs are found in the images themselves. This class introduces techniques for dating images as well as resources for researching photographs.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Monday, September 19, 2011
3:15 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
Tuesday, September 20, 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 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
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
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
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.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
50+
5:30 p.m.The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Lecture Series: New Avenues to Italian Family Research
June C. DeLalio, CG, has specialized in Italian family history for almost twenty years. She is the founder and past president of the Italian Genealogical Group in New York. This lecture will discuss some of the changes in Italian research that are not well known. New research sites and methods in the United States are often are below our radar. Some older research sites have also changed and expanded. This talk will give you more places to look for your research objectives and will answer questi…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wednesday, September 21, 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.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 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…
Van Cortlandt LibraryBusinesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thursday, September 22, 2011
9:15 a.m.Class for John Jay College music students
Orientation and research workshop for 20th Century Music students, John Jay College/CUNY. Faculty contact is Evan Foss (Evan@nyu.edu), 443-414-2233
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterCollege & Graduate Students
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 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
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