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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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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
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
Thursday, September 22, 2011
4:15 p.m.Digital Gotham: Researching New York City History Online
Explore New York City history in minutes using a variety of online resources. In this hands-on class, you'll be introduced to historical newspapers, books, and thousands of photographs - many available from your own computer.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
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
Monday, October 3, 2011
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
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, October 5, 2011
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+
Friday, October 7, 2011
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
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
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
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, South Court AuditoriumAdults
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
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
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
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
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+
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
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
Monday, October 24, 2011
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
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
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
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
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+
Thursday, November 3, 2011
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
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
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
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
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, South Court Classrooms
5:30 p.m.The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Lecture Series: The Road Less Traveled: Polish & Ukrainian Research
Matthew Bielawa, vice president of the Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast and Jonathan Shea, AG, professor of languages at Housatonic Community College and Central Connecticut State University. This session incorporates basic and other record sources, which are infrequently used but invaluable to the family history researcher. Included are vital records, church censuses, marriage dispensations, population registers, cemetery records, passport applications, and more.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Thursday, November 10, 2011
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
Monday, November 14, 2011
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, November 15, 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
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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+
5:30 p.m.The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Lecture Series: Applying for your Irish Passport: An Introduction to Irish Research
Donna Moughty, a professional genealogist, teaches classes on a variety of subjects including Internet, Irish research, and computer topics. Before you buy your ticket to Ireland you need to look at the roots your ancestor planted in America. Focusing on U.S. resources can give you a real passport to finding your way to the right place and time in Ireland.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Friday, November 18, 2011
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
Saturday, November 19, 2011
2 p.m.Hand-Made Crafternoon: November 19, 2011.
Update, 11/16/11: The hands-on project will be friendship bracelets. To make a friendship bracelet, you need about 2 yards EACH of four different colors of embroidery thread. We'll have some embroidery thread to share with everyone, but please bring your own if you have your heart set on a specific color combination. 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 Bust Magazine founders Debbi…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Monday, November 21, 2011
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, November 29, 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
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
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