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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
12 noonIt's Tax Time. Go Get Your Refund!
You can prepare and file your tax return electronically with some help from a tax assistant...all for free. This service is offered on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays at the Chatham Square Library. It will run from January 26th through April 18th. To participate in this free program, you must: Earn less than $60,000 per year (per tax return) Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documentation and information; it is listed below. For more inf…
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
12 noonColoring for Adults
Tuesdays at Noon. Its not just for kids anymore, relive your carefree childhood days, and enjoy the relaxing exercise of coloring . We provide a variety of black and white illustrations to choose from and the crayons and colored pencils needed to transform itbinto a vibrant artwork. Bring your imagination and enjoy.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
12 noonComputer Class en Español
Need help using a computer? Come and learn how to better use the computer, and get one on one help and more.
High Bridge LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
12 noonOpen 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!
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
12 noonOpen 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
12:15 p.m.Grand Central Public Speaking Workshop
Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. The Grand Central Public Speaking Workshop, a continuing series held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop are provided.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers
1 p.m.Advanced Internet Searching
Learn advanced search strategies to narrow results and find the best information online. Space is limited, registration is required. Registration begins one week before the class (February 9th).
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
1 p.m.Google "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
1 p.m.Island Writers
This is a group for all who are interested in writing professionally or personally. Come check us out. It's free and special!
City Island LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
1 p.m.Gaming
Got the gaming moves? Challenge your friends in a tabletop or video game. Play chess, bingo, checkers, monopoly, Wii Sports, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero and more. Ages 5-12
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
1 p.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - February 2016
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Come to the library and m…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
1 p.m.Stay Well for Seniors
Join us for a fun exercise class for all ability levels! Senior volunteers trained by staff from 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.
New Dorp LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
1:15 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,
50+,
Adults
1:15 p.m.Career Resources
Description: Explore job/career resources available at the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) and other public sites; Find industry and career advice, resume guides and more. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
1:15 p.m.Move it to Music
Join us for an exercise class geared to seniors as Bloomingdale Aging in Place presents Move it to Music. The class is specifically designed to help with arthritis. If you are interested in attending please contact info@bloominplace.org or call (212) 842-8831.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
1:30 p.m.Protecting your privacy and security
This course will cover how important it is to be safe when providing your information on the internet as well as ensuring your computer is safe from those that want to hack it.
Mott Haven Library, Community RoomAdults
1:30 p.m.Free consultation and blood screening
Join us, Tuesdays and Fridays for Blood Pressure Screenings.
Wakefield LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Researching the History of Your New York City Home
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
2 p.m.Be An Excel Genius: An Eight Class Series
Build on your basics knowledge of Microsoft Excel 2010 and learn advanced features in Microsoft Excel 2010. Each class will cover a different topic, including but not limited to charts, formulas and functions, tables, data validation and pivot tables. Schedule: January 5, 2016 – Find it With VLookup January 12, 2016 – How to use HLookup January 19, 2016 – Charts, Sparklines, and Pivot Charts, Oh my! January 26, 2016 – Mastering Pivot Tables February 2, 2016 – Filter, Sort, and Validate D…
Tremont Library, Computer LabAdults
2 p.m.Seniors Learn Photography
Josephine Herrick Project, in partnership with NYPL, is offering an opportunity to learn photography in an 8-week free photography program. Participants will learn from two professional photographers who lead the class each week. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills or expand existing photography knowledge or just to get out into the world and see things differently! This is a weekly class that starts on Ja…
Kips Bay Library50+,
Adults
2 p.m.StayWell Exercise for Seniors
Join us for a free StayWell Exercise class designed for seniors. All participants must sign waiver before they join in. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Call or stop by for futher details.
Riverside LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.LEGOs: Designing a Dream City
If you could create your own city what would it have? Would there be a playground? How would you get from place to place? Where would you live? Let your imagination run wild and create your very own city in this four session workshop series using LEGO® bricks !
Melrose LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
2 p.m.eBay and More
Learn how to buy and sell, and much more, using eBay and other online auction sites.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.Tax Filing Assistance
It’s Tax Time and the Wakefield Library can help. ***You can prepare and file your tax return electronically with some help from a Tax Assistant... all for free.*** To participate in this free program, you must: Earn less than $60,000 (per tax return) Have a valid e-mail address Have basic computer skills Bring all necessary documents and information Information You’ll Need to File Your Taxes Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) for you an…
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.Ballet Exercise Class for Adults
Come dance with us! Here’s your chance to experience the ballerina in each of us. Learn basic ballet steps and experience the joy of dancing in a class that combines ballet and exercise specifically for older adults. You’ll have fun as you dance and see for yourself the benefits of ballet for good balance, agility and grace. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to have fun. Come for the whole month or just drop in. No experience necessary. About the instructor: Jennifer Grambs, trained in…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.Spring Break Special: Designing a Dream City
If you could create your own city what would it have? Would there be a playground? How would you get from place to place? Where would you live? Let your imagination run wild and create your very own city in this four-session workshop series using LEGO® bricks! Session 1 [Tuesday, February 16th]: Where We Live- participants will plan and build a place to live using LEGO® bricks and pieces. Session 2 [Wednesday, February 17th]: Where We Play - participants will work in groups to plan, design…
Muhlenberg Library, Conference RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
2 p.m.Advanced Microsoft Word 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
2 p.m.President's Day Read Aloud and Craft
Hear a story about George Washington and make a craft
South Beach LibraryChildren
2 p.m.Craft-A-Way
Come to the Hunt's Point Library and make a craft. The Crafts for this month are (Las artesanías de mes son) Tuesday, February 2: Heart Trees Tuesday, February 16: Stretchy Hands Martes, Febrero 2: árboles del corazón Martes, Febrero 16: manos elásticos Materials will be provided. All Library programs are free of charge.
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomFamilies
2 p.m.It's Tax Time. Go Get Your Refund!
You can prepare and file your tax return electronically with some help from a tax assistant...all for free. This service is offered on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 2 pm to 6 pm at the St. George Library Center. It will run from January 25th through April 18th. To participate in this free program, you must: Earn less than $60,000 per year (per tax return) Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documentation and information; it is listed belo…
St. George Library CenterAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.LEGO: Creative Carnival
Step right up to this interactive event, where you'll learn how to build popular rides and games out of LEGO® bricks! You'll also learn to "power up" your creations with LEGO® Power Functions. Ages 10-18. Tuesday: From Maze to Funhouse- Participants will share their experiences with mazes and fun-houses, design original mazes for a building challenge, solve mazes created by other students, and compare and contrast features of a maze and funhouse. Wednesday: Race Cars - Participants will le…
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
2 p.m.Crafternoons!
What are we going to make today? Every week features a new exciting craft project, so fire up your imagination and join us for Crafternoons at Washington Heights! Projects will be perfect for ages 6 and up. Children 5 and under should have a helper!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
2 p.m.Creative Carnival
Step right up to this interactive event, where you'll learn how to build popular rides and games out of LEGO® bricks! You'll also learn to "power up" your creations with LEGO® Power Functions. Day 1: From Maze to Funhouse- Participants will share their experiences with mazes and fun-houses, design original mazes for a building challenge, solve mazes created by other students, and compare and contrast features of a maze and funhouse. Day 2: Race Cars - Participants will learn about the fea…
Westchester Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
2:30 p.m.Twitter Basics
Learn about the online social network Twitter.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
3 p.m.Sacar más provecho de Google.
Venga a explorar las profundidades de Google. Descubre algunas de las increíbles nuevas características Google está ofreciendo.
Washington Heights LibraryAdults
3 p.m.Monster Puppets Imagination Station
Some of the best puppets are monsters. Join Nicola the puppeteer for a workshop where she'll teach you to make your own monsters out of socks, bags and other art materials. Presented by Nicola McEldowney. Recommended for ages 12 to 18 years old.
South Beach LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3 p.m.Tech Connect -- Google Apps
If you have a G-Mail* account and are curious about all of those fancy features on the upper-right hand corner of your screen, come attend this workshop where we will go over the basics of Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Calendar, and more! *Active G-mail account required
Stapleton LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
3 p.m.Google "Docs"
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
3 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. Recommended for ages 12 to 18 years old.
Morris Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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!
George Bruce LibraryAdults
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