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Friday, December 19, 2014
12:15 p.m. Lunch Time Knitting Circle
Are you interested in learning how to knit, or would you like to share skills and ideas with others? Have a knitting project you’re working on or would like to start? Bring your own needles, yarn and projects for an informal and friendly knitting circle for all skill levels. Knit, chat and learn from each other. Limited assistance will be available. (Registration is not required.)
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
1 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,
1:15 p.m.Navigating NYC 311 Website
Learn how the NYC 311 website can save you time. In this class we explore commonly used services including filing a noise complaint, paying tickets and other tools.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC Lab
2 p.m.Epiphany Poets Workshop
Do you like reading or writing poetry? Then come join the Epiphany Poets , a group of local writers, as they work on and share from their work. You can sit back and listen or contribute something of your own.
Epiphany LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Ongoing
Belly Dance with Lynn
Join us for beginners Belly Dancing and Meditation.
Parkchester LibraryAdults,
2:30 p.m.Teach Yourself Using Online Resources
From math to Mandarin ... from social networking to sociology. Explore Library databases, open courseware and other Internet resources that will help you learn a variety of skills and subjects.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
2:30 p.m.Canceled
Tween Time
Participate in this weekly program designed especially for the middle school crowd! Cooking! Advanced (and wearable) Crafts! Book Clubs! Come to the library & see what’s happening! (Strictly 5th-8th Grade)
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren
3 p.m.Kids' TechWakefield LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
3 p.m.Breath and Meditation Rejuvenation
Learn how to reduce stress, calm the mind and live with joy through breathing techniques and guided meditation * Be joyful and have inner peace * Reduce stress * Increase clarity and awareness * Enhance productivity This is a free workshop provided by The Art of Living foundation. The Art of Living is a non profit humanitarian and educational organization that promotes healthy living, peace and stress free living in over 152 countries across the world. It is founded by Sri Sri Ravi Sh…
St. Agnes Library, Community Program RoomAdults
3 p.m.Teen Tech Time @ Hamilton Grange
Need extra computer time? Want to add some bling to your social media sites? Research colleges? Edit video? Learn about our electronic resources and more!
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3 p.m.Checkmate Chess
Are you a chess champion? Show off your best moves against other chess fans! Whether you're a chess master or just starting out, come join us for some board time. Presented by Ramon Hernandez. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Wakefield LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3 p.m.Teen Lounge
Need more time on the computer to complete homework or any school projects? Or do you simply want to check your email or Facebook? Come join us for Teen Lounge!
West Farms Library, Story Hour RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3 p.m.Home Work HELP!
Have and assignment that you need help with? A math problem that you cant seem to solve? Where here to help!
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
3:15 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. Online Advance Registration Seating is at 3:10 a.m. for those who have registered for the class. Please arrive early - you will not be admitted once the class has started. Arriving late forfeits your seat. Stand-bys will be accepted if registered participants are not present at the beginning of the…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
3:30 p.m.Ornament Making
Merry Christmas! Join us for this FREE hands-on program for tweens. Make your own ornament to hang on your tree. All materials will be provided. For ages 10 and older. First come, first sevred.
Ottendorfer LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
3:30 p.m.Magic Tricks and the History of Deception
Experience a jaw-dropping magic show, then learn how it's done. You'll be amazed not only at the magic, but also the science behind it! Presented by Bob Friedhoffer. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Baychester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
3:30 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!
58th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults,
4 p.m.Craft Fun!
Fun crafts for ages 4-12.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Saturday, December 20, 2014
10 a.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.
Morrisania LibraryAdults
10 a.m.Harlem Kinitting & Crocheting Circle
Harlem Knitting Circle Every Saturday 10 am—3pm 9 West 124th Street, New York, NY 10027-5699 •(212) 348-5620 The Harlem Knitting Circle meets every Saturday at the Harlem Branch Library from 10am until 3pm. When entering the library ask the librarian if we're on the third (3rd)floor or Lower Level that day. Please bring your own materials and a food item to donate to the Snack Table. Njoya Angrum is the Creator and Director of the Harlem Knitting Circle. Her Supervisor is Ms. Zina M…
Harlem LibraryAdults
10 a.m.Memoirs OutLOUD: Creative Writing Workshop
Please come join us for to this Memoirs OutLOUD creative writing studio at the St. George Library Center and tap into your memories and experiences in a friendly and welcoming environment. Many participants are just beginning to write for the first time, while others are somewhat more experienced. At each session, a different writing challenge will be explored. Participants can read their work to one another for comments, ideas and fun. This Memoirs OutLOUD creative writing workshop is…
St. George Library CenterAdults
10 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
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
10:15 a.m.Fitness Saturday: Belly Dancing
Stay in shape with fun exercises! Come in sneakers and comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. *For all ages.
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
10:15 a.m.Cyberscripting Theatre Workgroup
Around The Block Art and Technology in NYC Communities and Al Doblar La Esquina, in collaboration with Biblioteca Publica de Nueva York, invite you to participate in our Cyberscripting Theatre Workgroup! Focused on (but not restricted to) the interplay of mathematics, information technology and urban experience, we cover the development and presentation of dramatic literature. All levels of expertise welcome. Improvisation, scene writing, analysis, directing and act…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
10:30 a.m.One-On- One Computer Tutoring with NY Cares
Get help with basic questions about Microsoft Office, the Internet, Facebook & Twitter ,Email or formatting a resume - it's all about you! Bring your computer and technology questions and get one- on -one assistance with a qualified New York Cares volunteer. 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!!!
George Bruce Library, Computer roomAdults
10:30 a.m.The Knit + Club @ Muhlenberg
We welcome all yarn crafts. Bring a project, an idea, or a desire to learn. We will teach you! For all skill levels. If you have them, please bring knitting needles, size 9-10.5.
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults
10:30 a.m.Intermediate Meditation
Join us for an intermediate meditation class. This session is open to those who've been regularly attending the weekday beginner's class for a couple of months. Learn to go into a deeper meditation and learn new techniques that will help your spiritual ascent.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
11 a.m. Knitting & Crochet
A get-together for knitters, & crocheters at all levels to work on a current project, learn new techniques, or even to begin a new crafts! All skills level are welcome!
Hunt's Point LibraryAdults
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.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: New Amsterdam Library- December 2014
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…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
11 a.m.English Conversation Group
Talk with native speakers and other language learners about current events, New York City, family life, holidays, and much more. For adults 16 years old or older. This program is provided in partnership with New York Cares, a leading volunteer organization that helps people find easy ways to make meaningful, rewarding contributions to their communities. Led by New York Cares volunteers, this program provides an opportunity for intermediate level ESOL speakers to practice speaking English and im…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
11:15 a.m.Brainwave Saturdays, Free Tutoring
Come and get free tutoring from Ms. Quelyn in English, Writing, Test Prep and Homework Coaching Grades 1 through 12
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
11:15 a.m.Kiddie Craft Time
Get down and crafty at the library! Join us for fun themed arts and crafts! *For ages 4-11. First come, first served. Caregivers welcome.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
11:30 a.m.Computer Tutoring Sessions (Morning)
Join us for an morning of one-on-one tutoring sessions! Our computer tutors can help you with everything from learning how to use a mouse, formatting a resume, setting up an email address, posting photos on the internet, starting a blog, using Microsoft Office, and more. Call or stop by the branch to sign up for one of our help sessions and get a personal tutor at your service! This program will run every Thursday and Saturday. Space is limited.
67th Street LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
11:30 a.m.One-on-One Computer Assistance
Sit down with staff for an individualized computer appointment. Learn how to open/use a new e-mail account, save/attach documents, copy/paste, create/edit MS Word documents, create a Power Point presentation, use the Internet, HomeWork Help, NYPL resources, download NYPL e-books, etc. In person pre registration required Audience: Adults, 50+, Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years), and Children (School Age)
Edenwald LibraryAdults
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Curious about Twitter? Trouble downloading books to your reader? Creating a resume? Bring your technology/digital document/digital device questions and get one-on-one assistance -- or use lab computers for learning. Note: Lab Closed for Lunch Hour 1 pm - 2pm. Lab reserved for class in a.m. on December 13th & 20th . Open Lab follows from 12p - 1pm; continuing 2-4:45pm.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
12 noonJunior Scholars Teen Talk: Mass Hallucination, Ill-Education
Calling All Youth Voices! You are invited to participate in a youth-led “Teen-Talk” with the Schomburg Junior Scholars and teens from across the country to address the ills we face on a daily basis, such as, Mis-Education, Bullying, Colorism, Police Brutality, School-to-Prison Pipeline, and more. Come uptown and join us as we reclaim our freedom, organize for action, and stand in solidarity with the youth activists in Ferguson, and everywhere injustice sits in our nation. Special guests, givea…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
1 p.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
1 p.m.E-Z Knitting and Crochet Workshop
Every month certified knitting instructor, Esperanza Zeno, comes to the library to offer instruction to local knitters and crocheters who wish to perfect their craft. Please Bring With You: - Any Knitting and Crochet Supplies, including hooks, and yarn.
West New Brighton LibraryAdults
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