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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
1:30 p.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Hamilton Grange - July 2015
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 to your child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate Level English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners will have the opportunity to learn Englishby watching We Are New York videos. Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you. This program…
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
2 p.m.Searching Besides Google: Gale Virtual (GVRL)
Find ebooks on a variety of topics, including biography, the arts, history, business, you name it.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
2 p.m.Open Lab: Free Computer Help
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!
58th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.Superhero Capes
Learn how to make your own superhero cape. No sewing required. For ages 12-18. This is a free event, and all materials will be provided.
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
2 p.m.Art Lab
Get artistic with us! Learn about art and create your own creative masterpiece. For children ages 6-11.
Port Richmond LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
2 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
2:30 p.m.Internet for Beginners
An introduction to the Internet, including getting connected, using a web browser, and navigating web pages. Learn how to find information online using search engines and subject directories.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
2:30 p.m.Heroes on Camera: Photography Workshop (Session 3)
Children, ages 6-11, will use cameras supplied by the NYPL to learn the basics of digital photography and capture their unique perspectives. The artwork will be displayed at neighborhood libraries at the end of the summer. Participants must have attended Sessions 1 and 2 to take part in the remaining workshops. Session 1: July 8 (Introduction) Session 2: July 15 (Library/Bryant Park Photo Shoot) Session 3: July 29 (Photo Selection and Labelling) Session 4: August 12 (Creating Photo Ex…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
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.
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3 p.m.Open Lab / Laboratorio Abierto
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! ¿Tiene problemas con su correo electrónico? No sé cómo cortar y pegar? Tengo curiosidad Twitter? Traiga sus preguntas de la tecnología y obtener la asistencia de uno-a-uno!
Washington Heights LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
3 p.m.Kids Tech Time
An introduction to the computer and the Internet for children. (Ages 5 -12)
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3 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.
Aguilar LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3 p.m.T(w)een Zone: Tech Time
Come on in and use a computer for homework, games, and more!
Westchester Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3 p.m.Summer Study Time
Join us for help with your summer reading or summer school homework. Library staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide study assistance for children in grades 1-6.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
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.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.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3 p.m.Tasty Towers
Can you build a tower using spaghetti and marshmallows? Learn the basic triangular building block structure and then compete in teams to build the tallest tower. Physics never tasted so good! Presented by Staten Island MakerSpace. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
South Beach LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3:30 p.m.How to Talk to a Robot
In the first half of this program, you will work in pairs to learn basic robot programming. Once you’ve got the basics down, test your knowledge by programming your robot to make it through a series of mazes that are complete with robot swallowing holes! Presented by David Peins/Robodyssey. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
67th Street LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3:30 p.m.Teen Tech TimeVan Cortlandt LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3:30 p.m.Teen Tech TimeVan Cortlandt LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3:30 p.m.Open Lab
Having trouble with your e-mail? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance.
Richmondtown Library, Technology Training CenterAdults,
50+,
Adults
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
4 p.m.E-Book Discussion for Children
Children will use iPads for book discussion. Workshops are limited 12 children for each session. Pre-registration at the children's information desk. Recommend for children ages 8 to 12.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
4 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.
Bronx Library Center, Teen Center
Array
Teens/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.Weird Science
Regular science class can be BORING, but weird science it’s, well, weird, and weird can be INTERESTING! Be a scientist for a day and conduct wacky experiments!
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m.Kids' Crafts
A seasonal craft in the Children's Room for children of all ages.
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m.Stop Motion Animation Workshop
Learn how to make a stop motion animation film. In this four part workshop, you will create clay characters, design your own set, and bring your characters to life using stop motion animation techniques. For ages 12-18. All Public Library Programs are free of charge.
Eastchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m.Teen Tech Time
Hang out with friends as we use laptops to explore various tech related topics like blogging, social media, games, research databases, electronic resources, job search, and more! For ages 12 to 18.
Jerome Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m.Be A City Hero!
This is a FREE hands-on, science workshop series (4 parts) 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 or via telephone. Best for ages 6-10.
115th Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4:30 p.m.MS Access 2010 for Beginners
Learn how to create a database from scratch using Microsoft Access 2010. Topics include tables, queries, forms, and reports.
58th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults,
50+,
Adults
4:30 p.m.Tween Coding
Like video games and surfing the web? Through Scratch learn to develop games online and the basics of creating your very own websites! For ages 10-16
Port Richmond LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
5 p.m.Jewelry Making for Adults
This class meets the last Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm. Make earrings, bracelets, rings or necklaces. This month we will be making pearl cluster necklaces. Call Mrs. Hawkins at 718-842-1235 to register for the class.
Clason's Point Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
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
5 p.m.Computer Lab - Basic Assistance
This program provides assistance in the following areas: Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft Powerpoint Microsoft Access Email Formatting Your Resume Other Basic Needs Space is limited to 3 people per each 45 minute session. There will be two sessions ( 1) 5:00-5:45 p.m. and (2) 5:45 -6:30 p.m. Please see a staff member to sign up for a 45 minute session or call 212-662-9727 to register by phone. Space is limited! PLEASE NOTE : If you need assistance with editing or formatt…
George Bruce Library, Computer roomAdults
5:30 p.m.Are you "fluent" in LinkedIn?
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. 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
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.Technology Open Lab
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter or Facebook? Trouble downloading books to your reader? Working on your resume? Bring your own digital device, along with your questions and get one-on-one assistance or use one of our laptops.
West New Brighton LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.Mango Languages: Learn Languages Online
Hola! Ni Hao! Bonjour! Konnichiwa! Dobryi den'! Come try out the Mango Languages program and start learning one of more than 60 languages today. This is a conversation based language learning program with a built-in recording option. Record your voice and compare your speech to the narrator’s to hear your progress.
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
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