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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
3 p.m.Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books
Learn what you need to know before buying or selling an old book. Have you ever wondered how the experts on TV can look at an old book and know about its value? Do you have an old book? Do you wonder how much it is worth? If you want to learn more about what makes an old book rare or valuable, then join us as we explore the world of antiquarian 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…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
3 p.m.Talleres Básicos de Computadora en Español (Individualizados)
¿Se pregunta cómo usar la computadora? ¿Necesita ayuda para entender su nueva computadora? ¿Desea practicar sus habilidades y destrezas? ¡Venga a la biblioteca de Port Richmond! Semanalmente ofrecemos talleres básicos de computadora individualizados para así ayudar y contestar todas sus preguntas. Reserve su espacio personalmente o por teléfono. (Reservación requerida)
Port Richmond Library, Main FloorAdults,
50+,
Adults
3 p.m.Make Jewelry with Jennifer Jacobs
Make something with that extra sparkle! Take marbles and wire to make hip and funky bracelets, necklaces, and more. You'll be led by Jennifer Jacobs, who has been featured at Barney's New York! All materials will be provided. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Westchester Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3 p.m.Google Series: Gmail (Espanol)
Aprenda cómo funciona Gmail, suscribirse a una cuenta de correo electrónico gratuito, y aprender sobre el envío, responder, reenvío de los mensajes y los archivos adjuntos.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
3 p.m.Tween Laptop Lounge
Children ages 9-12 are invited to participate in games, activities, and more especially for tweens.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3 p.m.Stay Well Exercise
Join us for a free Stay Well exercise session. Stay Well volunteers certified by the NYC's Department for the aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for seniors of all ability levels. Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Exercise equipment will be provided. All participants are required to sign a personal medical waiver at the beginning of the class. Call or stop by for further details.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
3 p.m.Halloween Craft
Create a Halloween decoration using paper, glue, crayons, glitter, wiggle eyes, and more. All materials will be provided. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first served basis.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren
3 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!
Countee Cullen Library, TechConnect Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
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,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
3:30 p.m.Create an African Inspired Mask
Take a blank template and create a beautiful new face. Susan Hale will guide you through tribal art patterns, color combinations, and decorating techniques while you create an inspired mask to hang on the wall or show off. All materials provided. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Morrisania LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3:30 p.m.Bead-tastic!
Tired of the same old beads? Learn how to make your own fuzzy and fabulous beads from fabric. Colorful celebrations celebrate couth style! All materials will be provided. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3:30 p.m.Manga Drawing Workshop
Do you have the next manga series ready to pour through your fingertips? Join Misako Rocks and learn how to draw your own characters, plot your stories, and more! All materials will be provided. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Riverside LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3:30 p.m.Web Wednesdays
We are all online. Come share what you found online and learn about some new tools too!
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
3:30 p.m.Music Makers and Story Shakers
Children will make a musical instrument from a different part of the world and play along while listening to a great story. For ages 5-8. Pre-register at the children's info desk. Please ensure your child can attend the sessions he/she signs up for.
67th Street Library, Community RoomChildren
3:30 p.m.Arts and Crafts
Create fun projects using a variety of materials and skills. For children ages 5 to 11.
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
3:30 p.m.Stop Motion!
Join us as we Create, direct, and bring to life our very own Stop Motion Film! In this four part series you will learn the magic behind stop motion films, and have the opportunity to create your very own short film!
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m.Tween Science: Potato Clock
Can you run a digital clock with a potato? Soda? Test these and other items to see what makes the clock tell time! Ages 8-12. Materials provided, pre-registration required.
St. George Library CenterChildren
4 p.m.Magic Tricks and the History of Deception
Experience a jaw-dropping magic show, then learn how it's done. You'll be amazed not only at the magic, but also the science behind it! Presented by Bob Friedhoffer. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Van Cortlandt LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m.High Flying Design
Museum educators will teach you about the four forces of flight and how they allow airplanes to fly across the sky. You'll then get to get hands-on with educator provided materials to experiment to demonstrate the forces of flight. Presented by Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m.Urban Art Workshop
Find out how you can incorporate graffiti lettering and street styles into your artwork and graphic novels! Build a story and illustrate it with hip colors and letters. Presented by David Alicea. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m.Manga Drawing Workshop
Do you have the next manga series ready to pour through your fingertips? Join Ivan Velez and learn how to draw your own characters, plot your stories, and more! All materials will be provided. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Stapleton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m.Recycling Art
They are a series of workshops during which materials that have been thrown away or ‘forgotten’ are recycled and become teaching tools. It is easily seen that even old and battered objects contain within them a myriad of possible lives when we make use of our hands and our imagination. These workshops introduce also to other art forms: when interest is generated, participants can be oriented towards allied activities such as painting, sculpture, textile design, fashion design, film making, and v…
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m.A Day with Clay
Young artists explore the possibilities of self-expression through clay. Using basic hand building techniques (pinching, coiling, slabs) practiced by most cultures around the world, you'll create your own unique vessels and objects using both self-hardening and fire clay. Open to both beginners and experts. Presented by P. Oliver. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Pelham Bay LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m.Open Lab
Help with academic, technical & professional questions.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m.LinkedIn for Job Seekers
Learn strategies and tips on how to utilize your LinkedIn account in your job search, including customizing your LinkedIn profile, strategies for determining LinkedIn groups to join, performing basic and advanced job search using LinkedIn, and more.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
4 p.m.Teen Tech
Come in and use the Library's Laptops. Play games , do homework, check email, read blogs and whatever else you can do on the laptops. Instead of 45 minutes, you'll have a full hour at your disposal. So come in and take advantage of this opportunity.
Throg's Neck LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m.Jewelry Making
Come to the library and make beautiful beaded necklaces and bracelets. Make one for yourself and for a friend or loved one. All materials will be provided.
Hunt's Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m.Creative Crafts
Get your creativity going! Join us each week to complete a great new seasonal craft project to take home.
Hamilton Fish Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m.Music Makers & Story Shakers
Children will make a musical instrument from a different part of the world and play along while listening to a great story.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 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!
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
4 p.m.T(w)een Headquarters
Come hang out, explore, learn, use technology, make music, take apart items, use iPads, computers, the Wi and more! We will be exploring the intersection of fun and learning, while looking into the various technologies that surround us daily. All of this takes place at T(w)een Headquarters here at Yorkville Public Library. Agers 9 - 18 are welcome to take part in this program!
Yorkville LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
4:15 p.m.Music Makers and Story Shakers
Children will make a musical instrument from a different part of the world and play along while listening to a regional folktale. Wednesday, October 15th 4:15-5:30 Hola! Vamos a Cuba. Hello! Let’s go to Cuba. Shake those maracas as we read the folk tale Martina the Beautiful Cockroach by Carmen Agra Deedy. Wednesday, October 22nd, 4:15-5:30pmBuild your own djembe drum and tap out a rhythm as we travel to West Africa and discover “Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears” as written by Verna A…
Muhlenberg Library, Conference RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4:15 p.m.Financial Literacy Program for Teens at Countee Cullen Library
High Water Women presents Financial Literacy Program for Teens at Countee Cullen Library. Learn how to manage your money for teens middle school-high school, learn about finding a job and making money, set and achieve financial goals, track your spending, make a budget and stick to it. Come learn, listen, ask questions, and find out all about money.
Countee Cullen Library, Teen SpaceTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4:30 p.m.Advanced MS Excel 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
58th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults,
50+,
Adults
4:45 p.m. open computer lab
The computer Training lab is open to the public
Morningside Heights, Computer ClassroomAdults
5 p.m.Supervised Open Lab
Need some help mastering your electronic devices? Are you having trouble with your email? Interested in using the internet – online shopping, banking? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter, Facebook or other messaging apps? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
5 p.m.Computer Buying Guide
Learn about hardware and software before buying a computer. Registration is required, please sign up by phone or in person starting one week before the class (Wednesday, October 15th).
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
5 p.m.Programs In a Box ( Stop Motion Animation )
Learn how to create clay characters that walk , talk, and maybe even sing ! Learn how to make clouds move using cotton balls and make fire blaze from constructionpaper cutouts!
Bronx Library Center, Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
5 p.m.Supervised Open Lab
Need some help mastering your electronic devices? Are you having trouble with your email? Interested in using the internet – online shopping, banking? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter, Facebook or other messaging apps? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
5:15 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!
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
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