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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
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
Thursday, September 15, 2011
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
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
Friday, March 9, 2012
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.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults,
Job Seekers
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
1:15 p.m.Social Security: How it will Fit in Your Retirement.
This class reviews the history of Social Security, explains how it is calculated and how much money and when people can expected funds to be available to them. Also, we review the web site and how an individual can obtain answer specific to their retirement plans. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults,
Job Seekers
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
6:30 p.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
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
6:30 p.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
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
6:30 p.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
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
6:30 p.m.Basic Chinese Conversation - Level II
Continue learning basic Mandarin Chinese!Learn using the Mango Languages database on the New York Public Library website. This class will continue working through the material in the Mandarin Complete 1.0 course available through the Mango Languages program. Participants should preview lessons 19 & 20 in Complete 1.0 course for the first session on January 7th. During the class, the native speaking instructor reinforces and practices material covered in the Mango lessons. Accurate pronunciat…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
6:30 p.m.Basic Chinese Conversation - Level II
Continue learning basic Mandarin Chinese!Learn using the Mango Languages database on the New York Public Library website. This class will continue working through the material in the Mandarin Complete 1.0 course available through the Mango Languages program. Participants should preview lessons 19 & 20 in Complete 1.0 course for the first session on January 7th. During the class, the native speaking instructor reinforces and practices material covered in the Mango lessons. Accurate pronunciat…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
2:30 p.m.Magazines & Newspapers 3
Hands on using wireless laptops.A continuation of Magazines and Newspapers Online 2, explore advanced search features of the database EBSCOhost for finding fulltext articles from thousands of magazines, newspapers, and journals.This class takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
6:30 p.m.Canceled
Basic Chinese Conversation - Level II
Continue learning basic Mandarin Chinese!Learn using the Mango Languages database on the New York Public Library website. This class will continue working through the material in the Mandarin Complete 1.0 course available through the Mango Languages program. Participants should preview lessons 19 & 20 in Complete 1.0 course for the first session on January 7th. During the class, the native speaking instructor reinforces and practices material covered in the Mango lessons. Accurate pronunciat…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
2:30 p.m.Magazines & Newspapers 4
Hands on using wireless laptops.Practice using advanced search features of the database EBSCOhost to find articles from magazines, newspapers, and journals.This class takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
6:30 p.m.Basic Chinese Conversation - Level II
Continue learning basic Mandarin Chinese!Learn using the Mango Languages database on the New York Public Library website. This class will continue working through the material in the Mandarin Complete 1.0 course available through the Mango Languages program. Participants should preview lessons 19 & 20 in Complete 1.0 course for the first session on January 7th. During the class, the native speaking instructor reinforces and practices material covered in the Mango lessons. Accurate pronunciat…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
6:30 p.m.Basic Chinese Conversation - Level II
Continue learning basic Mandarin Chinese!Learn using the Mango Languages database on the New York Public Library website. This class will continue working through the material in the Mandarin Complete 1.0 course available through the Mango Languages program. Participants should preview lessons 19 & 20 in Complete 1.0 course for the first session on January 7th. During the class, the native speaking instructor reinforces and practices material covered in the Mango lessons. Accurate pronunciat…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
6:30 p.m.Basic Chinese Conversation - Level II
Continue learning basic Mandarin Chinese!Learn using the Mango Languages database on the New York Public Library website. This class will continue working through the material in the Mandarin Complete 1.0 course available through the Mango Languages program. Participants should preview lessons 19 & 20 in Complete 1.0 course for the first session on January 7th. During the class, the native speaking instructor reinforces and practices material covered in the Mango lessons. Accurate pronunciat…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Friday, February 14, 2014
2:30 p.m.Magazines & Newspapers 1
Hands on using wireless laptops.Using basic database search techniques, learn how to find full-text articles from thousands of magazines, newspapers, and journals that are available in the extensive digital archive known as EBSCOhost.This class takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
6:30 p.m.Basic Chinese Conversation - Level II
Continue learning basic Mandarin Chinese!Learn using the Mango Languages database on the New York Public Library website. This class will continue working through the material in the Mandarin Complete 1.0 course available through the Mango Languages program. Participants should preview lessons 19 & 20 in Complete 1.0 course for the first session on January 7th. During the class, the native speaking instructor reinforces and practices material covered in the Mango lessons. Accurate pronunciat…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
2:30 p.m.Magazines & Newspapers 2
Hands on using wireless laptops.Explore more advanced search features of the database EBSCOhost to find full-text articles from thousands of magazines, newspapers, and journals.This class takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
6:30 p.m.Basic Chinese Conversation - Level II
Continue learning basic Mandarin Chinese!Learn using the Mango Languages database on the New York Public Library website. This class will continue working through the material in the Mandarin Complete 1.0 course available through the Mango Languages program. Participants should preview lessons 19 & 20 in Complete 1.0 course for the first session on January 7th. During the class, the native speaking instructor reinforces and practices material covered in the Mango lessons. Accurate pronunciat…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, March 3, 2014
2:30 p.m.Open Lab
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance!This lab takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
6:30 p.m.Basic Chinese Conversation - Level II
Continue learning basic Mandarin Chinese!Learn using the Mango Languages database on the New York Public Library website. This class will continue working through the material in the Mandarin Complete 1.0 course available through the Mango Languages program. Participants should preview lessons 19 & 20 in Complete 1.0 course for the first session on January 7th. During the class, the native speaking instructor reinforces and practices material covered in the Mango lessons. Accurate pronunciat…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
6:30 p.m.Basic Chinese Conversation - Level II
Continue learning basic Mandarin Chinese!Learn using the Mango Languages database on the New York Public Library website. This class will continue working through the material in the Mandarin Complete 1.0 course available through the Mango Languages program. Participants should preview lessons 19 & 20 in Complete 1.0 course for the first session on January 7th. During the class, the native speaking instructor reinforces and practices material covered in the Mango lessons. Accurate pronunciat…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, March 24, 2014
6 p.m.The Art of Making Poems: 8-week Poetry Writing Workshop
The Art of Making Poems With Instructor Hermine Meinhard This FREE 8-week poetry writing workshop will engage participants in a series of exercises that will connect them to their own process of writing and culminate in their own chapbook of poems. Participants will learn ways to access the intuitive mind, how to use a variety of materials, including objects, evocative language and artwork, to enter into writing, how to shape a poem on the page and assemble a group of poems to make for compell…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
5:15 p.m.Featured Database: PressDisplay
Browse the current headlines from over 1700 local and international newspapers, read complete issues in full-color, full-page format, or search for individual news stories. Newspapers from 92 countries published in 48 languages are available. This class takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
6:30 p.m.New York Writers Workshop: Take Your Writing from Good to Great with Sally Koslow
Take Your Writing from Good to Great Presenter: Sally Koslow Whether you dream of writing a memoir, a personal essay or fiction, this workshop will share secrets on how to focus and polish your writing. Bring paper, pen and your imagination. Sally Koslow is the author of four novels: The Widow Waltz, The Late, Lamented Molly Marx, With Friends like These and Little Pink Slips, inspired by being editor-in-chief of McCall’s Magazine, as well as a non-fiction book, Slouching Toward Adulthood.…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
10:30 a.m.Open Lab
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! This lab takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
6:30 p.m.New York Writers Workshop: CREATING GRAPHIC NOVELS with Alissa Torres
Creating Graphic Novels Presenter: Alissa Torres Explore the powerful genre of the graphic novel. Please bring a notebook (preferably unlined), and pens or pencils with erasers. Alissa Torres is the author of AMERICAN WIDOW (art by Sungyoon Choi), a graphic novel memoir, about her experiences as a 9/11 widow and new mother. She has written many personal essays and articles for publications including salon.com. Her book was listed as a New York Times Editors’ Choice and was an award final…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Saturday, April 12, 2014
2 p.m.Tinta, Papel y ....... Café
¿Te Gusta Escribir? Si deseas explorar el modo con el que las mujeres nos enfrentamos a la creación literaria y su difusión en español Si escribes, tienes un libro publicado, o sueñas con hacerlo en breve Si estás buscando... Un espacio para compartir las dificultades de mercado de la mujer que escribe en español Una plataforma desde la que expresarte y mostrar tu obra De Nueva York al resto del mundo Del resto del mundo a Nueva York Entonces, Tinta, Papel...y Café es para tí Ins…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Monday, April 14, 2014
2:30 p.m.Open Lab
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! This lab takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
6:30 p.m.New York Writers Workshop: Writing for Stage and Screen with Charlie Schulman
Writing for Stage and Screen with Charlie Schulman In this workshop each participant will write a short exercise that engages all the elements of a dramatic scene. Particular attention will be paid to dialogue, character, the structure of a scene and the fundamentals of dramatic writing. Each participant will also learn how to craft a compelling feature-length three-act structured movie idea from a newspaper article. Charlie Schulman teaches at New York University and is on the MFA faculty at…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Monday, April 21, 2014
2:30 p.m.Open Lab
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! This lab takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
6:30 p.m.New York Writers Workshop: Scene of the Crime: How to Write a Crime or Detective Novel or Short Story with Charles Salzberg
Scene of the Crime: How to Write a Crime or Detective Novel or Short Story with Charles Salzberg Crime fiction has always been thought of as genre fiction, but is it? Shouldn’t all good fiction contain elements of mystery and suspense, otherwise why would we bother to turn to the page to find out what’s going to happen next? Learn the elements of creating a crime novel or short story, how to begin, how to plot, how to create character, and how, perhaps most important, to create suspense. C…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Saturday, April 26, 2014
2 p.m.Tinta, Papel y ....... Café
¿Te Gusta Escribir? Si deseas explorar el modo con el que las mujeres nos enfrentamos a la creación literaria y su difusión en español Si escribes, tienes un libro publicado, o sueñas con hacerlo en breve Si estás buscando... Un espacio para compartir las dificultades de mercado de la mujer que escribe en español Una plataforma desde la que expresarte y mostrar tu obra De Nueva York al resto del mundo Del resto del mundo a Nueva York Entonces, Tinta, Papel...y Café es para tí Ins…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
6:30 p.m.New York Writers Workshop: The Secrets of Writing Essays with Lisa Kirchner
The Secrets of Writing Essays with Lisa Kirchner To write an essay, all you need is a story. Learn the kind of stories that get published and why. We'll use that as a springboard to get you started on writing your own personal essay. Lisa L. Kirchner is the author of the forthcoming memoir, Hello, American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar (Greenpoint Press, May 2014). Between gigs with The Andy Warhol Museum, Ketchum Public Relations and her own consulting firm, her work has…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Saturday, May 17, 2014
2 p.m.Canceled
Tinta, Papel y...Café
¿Te Gusta Escribir? Si deseas explorar el modo con el que las mujeres nos enfrentamos a la creación literaria y su difusión en español Si escribes, tienes un libro publicado, o sueñas con hacerlo en breve Si estás buscando... Un espacio para compartir las dificultades de mercado de la mujer que escribe en español Una plataforma desde la que expresarte y mostrar tu obra De Nueva York al resto del mundo Del resto del mundo a Nueva York Entonces, Tinta, Papel...y Café es para tí Ins…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Saturday, May 31, 2014
2 p.m.Tinta, Papel y...Café
¿Te Gusta Escribir? Si deseas explorar el modo con el que las mujeres nos enfrentamos a la creación literaria y su difusión en español Si escribes, tienes un libro publicado, o sueñas con hacerlo en breve Si estás buscando... Un espacio para compartir las dificultades de mercado de la mujer que escribe en español Una plataforma desde la que expresarte y mostrar tu obra De Nueva York al resto del mundo Del resto del mundo a Nueva York Entonces, Tinta, Papel...y Café es para tí Ins…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Monday, June 2, 2014
10:30 a.m.Open Lab
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! This lab takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
10:30 a.m.Open Lab
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! This lab takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Friday, June 6, 2014
1:15 p.m.Shopping Online
Learn on to protect yourself when shopping online, as well as what services are available and how to take full advantage of them. This class takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
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