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Monday, August 3, 2015
2:30 p.m.The Science of Superheroes
This is a FREE hands-on, tech-based workshop series for teens. You’ll explore the science behind different superpowers and then design your own superhero and write a comic about their adventures. Ages 12-18. Space is limited, so please register in advance at the library.
Melrose LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3 p.m.A Better World
We use basic research skills, graphic design and frank discussions to come up with a fun ad campaign and/or media plan (i.e. comic strip, pamphlets, handout cards or posters) that will teach folks what they need to learn about the world and avoiding life's pitfalls. Presented by Ivan Velez For ages 12 to 18 years old.
City Island LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3 p.m.Stop Motion Productions: Four Workshops, Four Films
This is a FREE hands-on, tech-based workshop series for teens. You'll get to use an iPad and clay, pipe cleaners, and other craft materials to create a stop-motion video like you might have seen in Coraline or The Boxtrolls, and along the way you'll learn about how emotion can be depicted, how professionals use armatures, and the elements of a story. Ages 12-18. Space is limited, so please register in advance at the library.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
3 p.m.Be a City Hero
This is a FREE hands-on, science workshop series for children. Learn the ways that people change their city's environment. Through exploring water, waste, and energy pollution, kids will discover their own impact on the city as well as ways they can lessen their impact. Space is limited, so please register in advance at the library.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3 p.m.One on One Computer Help
1 on 1 Computer Help.
Port Richmond LibraryAdults
3 p.m.MS Word 2010 para principiantes.
Aprender las características y Conceptos básicos de Microsoft Word 2010, un programa de procesamiento de texto que puede utilizar para crear documentos. Los temas incluyen la entrada y la edición de texto, guardar archivos, y el formato.
Washington Heights LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
3 p.m. Teen Tech TimePort Richmond LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3 p.m.Connecting to the Cloud
Learn all about the Cloud, what it is and how you use it.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
3 p.m.Craft-A-Way
This year theme for Summer Reading is Every hero has a Story. Come and do a Super Hero Themed Craft!! The Crafts for this month are: Monday, August 3rd: Paper Plate Masks Monday, August 17th: Make a Super Hero Cape Materials will be provided. Just bring your imagination.
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3 p.m.MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
3 p.m.Photoshop CS6 "Photo Frames"
Learn how to enhance photos using the # 1 photo editing software in the world; Adobe Photoshop. In this class you learn the features of Photoshop and learn about layers and use them to manipulate images to your desire.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
3 p.m.Crazy for Science:Be a City Hero Series
This is a FREE hands-on, science workshop series for children. Learn the ways that people change their city's environment. Through exploring water, waste, and energy pollution, kids will discover their own impact on the city as well as ways they can lessen their impact. Space is limited, so please register in advance at the library.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren
3:30 p.m.Superhero Canvas Art
Collage a canvas reusing comic books and turn your favorite superheros into one of a kind pieces of art. Presented by Jailin Acevedo. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3:30 p.m.The Science of Superheroes
This is a FREE hands-on, tech-based workshop series for teens. You’ll explore the science behind different superpowers and then design your own superhero and write a comic about their adventures. Ages 12-18. program runs for 4 consecutive Mondays from July 13th to August 3rd.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3:30 p.m.Be a City Hero
This is a FREE hands-on, science workshop series for children. Learn the ways that people change their city's environment. Through exploring water, waste, and energy pollution, kids will discover their own impact on the city as well as ways they can lessen their impact. Space is limited, so please register in advance at the circulation desk..
Baychester LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3:30 p.m.Be a City Hero
This is a FREE hands-on, science workshop series for children. Learn the ways that people change their city's environment. Through exploring water, waste, and energy pollution, kids will discover their own impact on the city as well as ways they can lessen their impact. Space is limited, so please register in advance at the library.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m.Extreme Couponing: How To Save at Least 50% Every Time You Grocery Shop
Susan Samtur, the ‘Original Coupon Queen’ will show your library patrons how to SAVE AT LEAST 50% EVERYTIME THEY GROCERY SHOP! Her presentation will advise shoppers on how to prepare a shopping list in advance and guide shoppers through the supermarket showing them how to shop smart, stay alert and aware of special saving opportunities, and to utilize coupons and sales to the very best of their ability. It also includes everything from refunds, seasonal savings, to store rewards, the latest in…
Mott Haven LibraryAdults
4 p.m.Canceled
Creative Arts
Hands-on projects using a variety of skills.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m.Teen Catapult Workshop and Challenge
Teens, learn the physics behind catapult construction, build your own catapult and enter our catapult challenge to win a prize
West New Brighton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m.Teen Art Time
Come and draw, sketch and color with us! We'll roll out some supplies, you make the awesome art. We'd even love to display some.
Wakefield LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4:30 p.m.Quilting with a Purpose
Join us to meet our goal of making 10 quilts and change a child's life. Learn the basics of Quilting while making a difference! Sew We CARE is an organization of caring and creative people who want to contributer their gifts by making quilts for babies and children at risk. All quilts will be donated to a local New York hospital via ABC Quilts/American Moms, Inc chapter No experience required.... just an open heart ALL TOOLS WILL BE SUPPLIED RSVP or Queries: SewWeCareNY@gmail.com
Morningside Heights, Story Hour RoomAdults
4:45 p.m.Open Computer lab
The Computer lab is open for public use
Morningside Heights, Computer ClassroomAdults
5 p.m.Super Craft
Join us and create a Super Hero accessory to wear or use on your Fantastic Fridays! *See Frantastic Friday Description.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren
5 p.m.Supervised Open Lab
Need some help mastering your electronic devices? Are you having trouble with your e-mail? Interested in using the Internet for online shopping or 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
6 p.m.Meditation at the Library
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
6 p.m.Supervised Open Lab
Need some help mastering your electronic devices? Are you having trouble with your e-mail? Interested in using the Internet for online shopping or 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
6:15 p.m.MS Word 2011 for Mac for Beginners
Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
6:30 p.m.Medicare Info Session
Drop by this informative workshop to explore your Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and Part D Coverage choices. Allan is a member of the New York Chapter of the Financial Planning Association, where he does extensive work with the Pro Bono program, the FPA's Mentoring Program and MoneyWorks Program. "These programs have allowed me to share a wealth of information about financial planning with many people who really need the advice and may not be able to afford to pay a planner. I feel…
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.Financial Aid and College Choice Resources
Financial aid and college choice resources (in English): An Education Program Specialist from the U.S. Department of Education will lead a workshop on federal resources available to help students and families make wise decisions about career and higher education options. The workshop, designed for young adults and their families, will also cover federal financial aid resources and how to apply for them. These workshops will take place in the 2nd floor classroom of the Mid-Manhattan Library, 4…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
6:30 p.m.Warm Your Heart Project: Knitting and Crochet Meet Up
Get involved with the Warm Your Heart Project, which creates scarves for the homeless and underserved of New York City. The goal is to have 500 scarves to distribute to the needy by October 2015. Help us reach this goal! Not a knitter or crocheter? No problem! It’s easy to pick up, and there are other knitters and crocheters willing to instruct you at the meet-up. Materials will be available to work with, but if you have some needles and yarn of your own, please feel free to bring some al…
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.MS Excel 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting & print previewing worksheets.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
7 p.m.Supervised Open Lab
Need some help mastering your electronic devices? Are you having trouble with your e-mail? Interested in using the Internet for online shopping or 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
8:30 p.m.Advanced MS Word 2011 for Mac
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2011. Topics include mail merge, tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
9:30 a.m.Google Series: "Docs / Sheets"
Learn how to create, edit and share online documents using Google's ever-evolving word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and calendar programs.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
10 a.m.Computer Q & A: Internet, Microsoft Word and Keyboard Instruction
Come to the library, ask questions about how to use the Internet and sharpen your computer skills through computer use. "How do I turn the computer on?" "How do I set up my own e-mail account and e-mail family and friends?" "How can I copy and paste text and pictures?" "How can I sign in to use a computer at the library with my library card?" This program is given in the library every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon. Also in addtion to this time, we have added Mondays from 1:00 p.m.…
City Island LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
10 a.m.Open Computer Lab
Need extra time on computer to search and apply for jobs or to reformat your resume? Come and use designated computers for extra computer time. Tuesday, August 4, 11, 18 , & 25 @ 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Thursday, August 6, 13, 20 & 27 @ 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Castle Hill LibraryAdults
10 a.m.Mac Computers for Beginners
Learn the basics of using a Mac computer.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
10 a.m. Tech HelpWest Farms LibraryAdults
10:15 a.m.Open Computer lab
The Computer lab is open for public use
Morningside Heights, Computer ClassroomAdults
10:30 a.m.Stay Well Exercise
Join us for a fun exercise class for all ability levels! Volunteers trained by the Health Promotion Services unit of NYC’s Department for the Aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for all ability levels. No special clothing or equipment is necessary. *Those participating in the exercises must sign an activity release form.
Pelham Bay LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
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