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Throughout the year, The New York Public Library offers more than 25,000 free public programs at its 92 locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Additional classes and workshops.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
11 a.m.K&K's Crochet Corner
Beginner's Crochet Class We will get you started on a crochet adventure. You’ll learn the basics and beyond. By the end of these classes you'll be HOOKED!
Washington Heights LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
11 a.m.Twitter Basics
Learn about the online social network Twitter. Laptops are provided but you can bring your own too.
West New Brighton LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
11 a.m.Adult Computer Lounge
Need extra computer time, have basic computer questions, or just want to pass sometime. Come to the Computer Lounge at the Melrose Branch, where you can use a computer in a stress-free, fun environment.
Melrose LibraryAdults
11 a.m.Drop in Craft for Children
Come in and make craft to take home. For children ages 3 to 10.
Richmondtown LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
11 a.m.Knit and Crochet ClubDongan Hills LibraryAdults
11 a.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Chatham Square Library - 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 English by watching We Are New York videos. Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you. This program…
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
11 a.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
11 a.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.
Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults
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!
Tottenville LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
12 noonSupervised 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
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
12:15 p.m.Lunch Time Beginning Crochet Workshop
Want to crochet but aren’t sure where to start? Learn to crochet at the library! Learn the basics of crochet, and start your first project. This is a free event, but you will need to bring your own supplies. Please bring a crochet hook and practice yarn. Registration is not required.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
Adults
1 p.m.Creative Writers Group at the City Island Library
Do you have ideas you wish to write down? A story or a memoir? Come to the City Island Library every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. and learn how to express yourself through the power of creative writing.
City Island LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
1 p.m.Arts For a Lifetime 2015
No Experience Necessary. All Materials Provided Free of Change. Artist Antonia A. Perez Will Be Teaching a Weekly Class in Drawing and Watercolor Painting for Seniors in the Community. Each Session Students Will Make One or More Drawings or Paintings. Learn How to Use a Variety of Drawing Materials and Watercolor Painting. The Program Will Culminate in an Exhibition of Work Selected by the Participants. REGISTRATION REQUIRED (Call 212-926-2147)
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
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 More Info Audience: Adults, 50+, Adults
New Dorp LibraryAdults
1 p.m.Learn to Type and Use a Mouse
Learn how to hold, click, and move the mouse and practice your typing/keyboarding skills. Space is limited, registration is required. Register by phone or in person starting one week before the class (June 30th).
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
1 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.
Eastchester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
1 p.m.Imagination Academy
Read, write, create your own story! Join us for visits from famous authors, who will tell us about their books and writing process and then lead a writing workshop. Sessions are Tues-Thurs, from 1-3PM. Sign up for one session or more than one! For ages 9-13. Please visit the Children's Information Desk for an application and more information. Session 1: July 7 Nancy Krulik July 8 Rachel Vail July 9 Liz Summit Session 2: July 14: Vicki Cobb July 15: Julie Salamon July 16: Lauren Maga…
67th Street LibraryChildren
1 p.m.Couponing
Learn how to save on your grocery bill!
West Farms LibraryAdults
1 p.m.Talleres Básicos de Computadora en Español Para Adultos
¿Se pregunta cómo usar la 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 por teléfono o personalmente)
Port Richmond LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
1 p.m.MS Word "Track Changes, Comments & More"
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
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
1:30 p.m.Computer Lab - Basic Assistance - MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010
Do you need help using Microsoft Excel 2010 ? Well , help is here. Come to our computer lab and get basic assistance with all of your Excel questions. Space is limited to 3 people per each 45 minute session. There will be two sessions ( 1) 1:30-2:15pm and (2) 2:15 -3:00pm . 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 formatting a file/document in…
George Bruce Library, Computer roomAdults
2 p.m.Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Falun Dafa is an ancient Chinese practice to enhance body, mind and spirit. It has superb health benefits, relieves stress and anxiety, and promotes both mental and spiritual well-being. Practice of meditation and slow moving exercise. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind.
Muhlenberg LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Heroes on Camera: International Center of Photography Introductory Workshop
Kick off your summer with the International Center of Photography's Heroes on Camera Workshops! During the session, teens 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.
Chatham Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
2 p.m.Paint on Silk
Apply your artistic talent to something you can actually wear! Paint on silk to create anything from a bandana to hair ties to bracelets or even wall art! All materials will be provided. Presented by JP Cobbs. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Jerome Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
2 p.m.Buzzy Bee's Garden Club
Come to the library and help out in our community garden! All ages.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel. Call or stop by for futher details.
Riverside LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.Computer Basics
Learn about the various types and components of computers, including basic computer terminology, an overview of operating systems, and popular software applications.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
2 p.m.Art Club
This is mainly a freestyle session. Our main goal will be to fill every page of our sketch pads. There is no such thing as a mistake in this art session, so no ripped or torn out pages. We're going to witness our own evolution in ART.
Throg's Neck LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
2 p.m.Rainbow Loom
Rubberbands, rubberbands, and more rubberbands!! Join us as we create our own colorful, unique pieces of jewelry using just rubberbands. *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.*
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
2 p.m.Friendship Bracelets Dongan Hills LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
2 p.m.Paint and Play: Watercolor Resist Painting for Children
A mini art class and art history lesson for school aged children and their parents. Children will learn about watercolor and oil pastel techniques.
Francis Martin LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
2 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
2 p.m.Girls Circle Bronx Library Center, Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
2 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 6-12
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
2:30 p.m.Tablet Buying Guide Basics
With all the tablets out there it is hard to figure out which one you should get. Learn how to determine which tablet is the best fit for you. This class will cover some of the basic features and specs of the devices.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
3 p.m.Canceled
Citizen Cartography @NYPL: Building a Virtual Atlas of New York
Help NYPL build the geospatial library of the future! This workshop will get you oriented with the set of tools the Library has developed (available at maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to add valuable geographic context to old maps by overlaying digital images of historical maps onto a contemporary digital map through a process called georectification, or "warping" maps. This means overlaying digital images of historic maps onto a contemporary digital map (similar to…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
3 p.m.Every Hero Has a Story
Join us for this multi-session comic creation! Create your own comic from scratch. Star in your own story!
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren
3 p.m.Blogging For Beginners
Learn what a blog is, see examples of blogs, learn how to blog and to create your own using Blogger/WordPress. Prerequisites: Internet for Beginners Laptops are provided but you can bring your own too.
Stapleton LibraryAdults
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