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Throughout the year, The New York Public Library offers more than 25,000 free public programs at its 92 locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Additional classes and workshops.

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TimeEventLocationAudience
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
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
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 21, 2011
2:15 p.m.William Shakespeare: From Stratford-on-Avon to the New York Public Library
Discover the World of William Shakespeare at the NYPL. Ponder textual problems in the quartos and folios. Explore illustrated editions of the plays and poems. Experience Shakespearean research through 21st-century databases.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
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 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Saturday, October 22, 2011
12 noonWikipedia! The Musical!
As part of Wikipedia Loves Libraries events happening across the country in October, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will host an editathon for Wikipedians and researchers in the performing arts community. Come and help us improve documentation and access to performing arts information on everyone's favorite free online encyclopedia! The event will take place in the third floor reading room and adjacent classroom space, stay for the entire afternoon or drop in at any time bet…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterAdults
Monday, October 24, 2011
11:15 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
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 25, 2011
3:15 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
Wednesday, October 26, 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.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 3Businesspeople,
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…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thursday, October 27, 2011
2:15 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.Introduction to Trademarks
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
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 28, 2011
11:15 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
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.
Clason's Point LibraryBusinesspeople,
Job Seekers
Saturday, October 29, 2011
10 a.m.Citizen Cartography Workshop: Build a Virtual Atlas of New York. THE NEW SCHOOL
A special Session of Citizen Cartography for the New School Class in History of New Media.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsCollege & Graduate Students
Monday, October 31, 2011
2 p.m.Canceled
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
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, November 1, 2011
1:15 p.m.Canceled
CANCELED! 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,
Job Seekers
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
1 p.m.Gotham Performing Arts Academy class
Research class and tour for Gotham Performing Arts Academy modern dance/choreography high school class Baindu Kalokoh Gotham Professional Arts Academy 265 Ralph Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11233 718-455-0746 (phone) 718-574-3972 (fax)
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)
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.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.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,
Job Seekers
Thursday, November 3, 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 3Adults,
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
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, November 4, 2011
1:15 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,
Job Seekers
Saturday, November 5, 2011
10 a.m.Citizen Cartography Workshop: Build a Virtual Atlas of New York
10am-1pm, Saturday, November 5 in the South Court Classrooms of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. 15 participants max. Help NYPL build the geospatial library of the future! This workshop (which takes place the three times a month) 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: georecti…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Monday, November 7, 2011
11 a.m.Introduction to Computers
Learn about computers. Discover the difference between a desktop and a notebook. How to hold, move, and click a mouse; how to scroll, highlight words, close and open windows, and other topics. No experience necessary.
58th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults
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,
Job Seekers
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
9 a.m.Flaws in the Texture of Life Feeling, Imagery, and Weirdness in the Short Story with Mary Gaitskill
Mary Gaitskill, one of America’s master short story writers, leads a seminar on four brilliant stories: The 5:48 by John Cheever; Vandals by Alice Munro; Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor; and The End of FIRPO in the World by George Saunders. The class will discuss each work's apparent theme, style, and representation of character, and will pay special attention to the ways writers use words to create non-verbal experience through which readers sense the hidden and irratio…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumTeachers,
K-12 Educators
9 a.m.Postponed
The Art of the Harlem Renaissance
Chancellor’s Day Teachers’ Seminar: Educators are invited to spend the day in Harlem with Art & Artifacts Division's Tammi Lawson, and invited guests for a special full-day presentation. Contact schomburged@nypl.org or 212-491-2234 for more info. Related Exhibition: Romare Bearden: The Soul of Blackness - A Centennial Tribute
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureTeachers
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, South Court ClassroomsAdults
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
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
11 a.m.John Jay College class
Orientation and research workshop for songwriting class from Department of Art and Music, John Jay College/CUNY. Repeat from 2010. Prof. Laura Greenberg John Jay College CUNY 899 Tenth Avenue NYC 10019 212-317-8000
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterCollege & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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.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,
Job Seekers
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 particip…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
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