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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, August 4, 2015
11 a.m.Conversational Sign Language "Signed English"
Conversational signing is known as "Signed English" and differs from American Sign Language (ASL) in sentence structure and complexity . This workshop consists of six (6) sessions and is designed to be a fun and relaxed way of learning basic conversational signs that can be tailored to the interests of the group and used in everyday communication. **Please note that participants must commit to all 6 sessions and the workshop is limited to 8 participants only. Please sign up at the Riverside I…
Riverside LibraryAdults
11 a.m.Drop in Craft for Children
Come in and make a craft to take home. For ages 3 to 10.
Richmondtown LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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.Exploring Websites for the 50+
Explore websites of special interest to active older adults. Prerequisites: Internet for Beginners Laptops are provided but you can bring your own too.
West New Brighton LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
11 a.m.Knit and Crochet Club
Bring your knit and crochet projects or learn how to crochet at the Dongan Hills Library.
Dongan Hills LibraryAdults
11 a.m.Adult One-on-One Computer Help Workshop
Work one-on-one with a volunteer tutor. Improve Internet Skills, Create and Use Email, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point) Tuesday 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Pre-Registration required in person or by phone at 212-744-5824
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults
11:30 a.m.Supervised 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!
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
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
12:15 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.Canceled
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.Urban Comics
Kawaii not cutting it for you? Learn how to draw street style with Ivan Velez. Bring your characters to life in your very own gritty comic. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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.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.Be A City Hero! Pollution and Solutions in your own Community!
This is a FREE hands-on, science workshop series for kids. Children will explore and discuss pollution, it's sources and how they can start making a difference in their daily lives for a greener world. Space is limited, so please register in advance at the library. 212-477-6770 August 4th, 2015 @ 1pm “Water Pollution” How does pollution affect our water supply? Come and experiment with hands-on activities and exercises to see what happens to pollution in our water system and discuss the imp…
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
1 p.m.Teen Tech Time @ Hamilton Grange
Need extra computer time? Want to research colleges or edit video? Learn more about our electronic resources.
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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.
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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
1:45 p.m.Open Computer lab
The Computer lab is open for public use
Morningside Heights, Computer ClassroomAdults
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.Seniors Learn Photography @ Kips Bay Library
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!
Kips Bay LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 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.
Dongan Hills LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
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.Chinese Paper Lanterns
Come on out and join us as we create our chinese inspired craft by making our own Chinese Lanters. *This program is free of charge and all materials will be provided.*
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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.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. Limited to the first 20 participants - first come, first served. No pre-registration required.
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
2 p.m.Learn to Type and Use a Mouse
Learn how to hold, click, and move the mouse and practice your typing/keyboarding skills.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
2 p.m.Open Lab
Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Laptops will be provided.
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Supervised 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!
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
2 p.m.Art in the Library: Make art inspired by a famous artist
A mini art class and art history lesson for school aged children and their parents. Each session will include an individual lesson. First session: Children will learn about artist Henri Matisse and create artwork inspired by his "cut out" collages. Second session: An introduction to contemporary painter Amy Sillman, children will use oil pastels to create art inspired by Sillman's work. Third Session: Children will be introduced to the art of Mickalene Thomas, and create collages inspir…
Francis Martin Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
2:30 p.m.Advanced Internet Searching
Learn advanced search strategies to narrow results and find the best information online.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
3 p.m.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.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
3 p.m.From the Neck Up
Working with either partners or alone, you'll create miniature busts using fire or self-hardening clay. Facial studies help students with the formation and placement of features. Presented by P. Oliver. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Riverside LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3 p.m.Kids Tech Time
Engage with your peers. Explore the internet, research, and receive extra time on the laptop to complete your homework and project.
Wakefield LibraryChildren
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.T(w)een Zone: Rock Band
Come on in and use a computer for homework, games, and more!
Westchester Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3 p.m.Advanced Internet Searching
Learn advanced search strategies to narrow results and find the best information online. Prerequisites: Internet for Beginners Laptops are provided but you can bring your own too.
Stapleton LibraryAdults
3 p.m.Citizen Preparedness Corps
With severe weather events becoming more frequent and more extreme, it is more important than ever that New Yorkers are prepared for disasters. The NY Citizen Preparedness Training Program teaches residents to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. The training course will provide an introduction to responding to a natural or man-made disaster. Participants will be advised on how to prop…
Dongan Hills LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
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