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Saturday, October 25, 2014
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.Interviewer Orientation: Record Stories for Our Oral History Project!
Library for the Blind, "Home lesson in touch reading being given by a Blind Teacher," 1926 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We are hosting several volunteer interviewer orientations for our community oral history project: Visible Lives: Oral Histories of the Disability Experience. Interviewers will be trained to collect oral histories of people who are living with a visual impairment or other disability, preserving important and untold stories that are part of a larger undocumented history. Right now,…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults
11:15 a.m.Brainwave Saturdays
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),
Children
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),
Children
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,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
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
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
1:45 p.m. open computer lab
The computer Training lab is open to the public
Morningside Heights, Computer ClassroomAdults
2 p.m.College Planning and Financial Aid
College is expensive but with proper planning, it can be affordable. In this workshop you will learn: • The importance of the FAFSA form and what it means to families. • How to appeal to the school of your choice to receive more free money (grants and scholarships) • What steps to take if you have lost employment or are divorced • What the new tax laws mean to your family (Hope Credit, Lifetime Learning Credit, etc.) • How a PRIVATE SCHOOL can cost less than a STATE SCHOOL • New change…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Free Math Tutoring on Saturdays!
Volunteer High School students tutor children K-8th grade in math on Saturdays throughout the school year! 2:00 - 3:00 pm Grades K-3rd grade 3:00-4:00 pm Grades 4th-8th grade. Due to limited spaces and high demand, sign-up is mandatory. The list is opened every Saturday for the following week's tutoring session.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
2 p.m.Afternoon at the Movies on Saturday's
Come and enjoy a feature film. Bring family and friends to enjoy a feature film at the Wakefield Branch. Make it an enjoyable Day!!!!
Wakefield LibraryFamilies
2 p.m.Science Saturday
Observe simple science principles through hands-on activities. For ages 5 and up.
115th Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
2 p.m.OPEN LAB SATURDAYS
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 October 11th & 18th . Open Lab follows from 12p - 1pm; continuing 2-4:45pm.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.Acting Out!
Got the acting bug? Join the Bloomingdale Library and our volunteer Emma Levy this fall as we present an acting workshop featuring a mix of improv, theater games, scene work, and acting techniques in a fun and safe environment. No acting experience necessary. For children ages 8-11.
Bloomingdale LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
2 p.m.Music Corner
Explore the world of musical instruments with hands-on demonstrations. Stay afterward to make a functional instrument out of everyday materials.
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
2 p.m.Creative Writing Workshop
7-session creative writing workshop being held at the Andrew Heiskell Library in partnership with the New York Writer's Coalition (NYWC). Attendees will discover the value of their own stories. This is a great opportunity for library members to get to meet and support their fellow writers. Registration is required. Participants are requested to commit to attending all sessions if possible.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomPersons with Disabilities
2 p.m.Family Event
A variety of activities including a craft, movie, bilingual stories, or games.
Tremont LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
2 p.m.Knitting Circle
Got knitting skills? If not, want to learn? We’ll provide some supplies, but everyone is required to bring your own yarn.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Computer Tutoring Sessions (Afternoon)
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,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
2 p.m.Saturdays Math & Reading Tutoring - Prek - 8th Grade Afternoon session
Free Math & Reading Tutoring for children! Reading Tutoring from Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Math Tutoring from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. First come, first served. Space is limited. Sign-up list will start when library opens on that Saturday. By Stuyvesant High School volunteers.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
2 p.m.Saturday Math Tutoring at Chatham Square Library
Math Tutoring at Chatham Square Library Volunteers will help your child with their math skills and math homework assignments. You must registrater for the program. October 4: Saturday Math Tutoring Sign-up starts on September 27 2:00-3:00 pm Kindergarten - 3rd Grade 3:00-4:00 pm 4th Grade - 8th Grade October 11: Saturday Math Tutoring Sign-up starts on October 4 2:00-3:00 pm Kindergarten - 3rd Grade 3:00-4:00 pm 4th Grade - 8th Grade October 18: Saturday…
Chatham Square Library
Array
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
2 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
2:30 p.m.Introduction to eBay
Learn how to buy and sell, and much more, using eBay.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
2:30 p.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Riverdale Library- October 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…
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
3 p.m.Introduction to Cosmology and the Multiverse: A Four Session Course
This course will be an introduction to cosmology and some (very recent) ideas about the “multiverse”. The course will comprise four lectures proceeding in reverse chronological order. It will begin with the universe as it is today, move to the universe as it was a few minutes and then a fraction of a second after the Big Bang, and then describe current ideas about what came before the Big Bang, what lies outside the cosmological horizon that bounds what we can directly observe, and what the ul…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
3 p.m.Screenwriting, The Art of Revision: A Six Session Course
Learn the art of revision. Transcend tinkering, “kill your darlings” and dive deeper into your story and characters. Strengthen all that sparkles in your scenes, shaping them into a polished screenplay. Saturdays October 11, 18, 25 November 8, 15, 22 3 pm to 5 pm. Some screenwriting experience required. This course is ideal for those already working on a draft of a screenplay. Registration required, in person only, starting Saturday, October 4. Presented in the 3rd floor Mae West Communit…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
3 p.m.Advanced Email
Learn how to manage your contacts through your address book, and how to send and receive document and picture files as email attachments.
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults
3 p.m.New York Writers Workshop presents: The Magic of Images- Writing a Poem
The Magic of Images: Writing a Poem Through images – a pear on a windowsill, a rain-slicked street—we not only see but enter into the world of a poem. Images have the capacity to hold feeling. In this workshop participants will experiment with ways to capture images from memories, dreams and the world around them. By meeting’s end they will have written a poem. Bio: Hermine Meinhard’s book Bright Turquoise Umbrella, published by Tupelo Press, was a finalist for the Poetry Socie…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
3 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
3:30 p.m. Project Art For Tweens
Project Art will be coming out to create art with children ages 8-12 on Fridays.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 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!
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
4 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
Sunday, October 26, 2014
1 p.m.Learning Express 3.0 (Practice Exams on the new GED & Citizenship and many more exams)
Learn how to search using various databases provided by NYPL. Test preparation materials and interactive practice exams that will help people improve their scores on academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams, including the new GED replacement, TASC, test. Register on September 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM Subjects: Jobs; Homework Help; Education; GED
Bronx Library CenterAdults
3:30 p.m.Searching Besides Google: Mango Languages
Come try out the Mango Languages program and start learning one of 35 languages today. This is a conversation based language learning program. This class takes place on the concourse level. Pre-registration for class is in the auditorium starting Friday September 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
Monday, October 27, 2014
2 a.m.Interviewer Orientation: Record Stories for Our Oral History Project!
Library for the Blind, "Home lesson in touch reading being given by a Blind Teacher," 1926 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We are hosting several volunteer interviewer orientations for our community oral history project: Visible Lives: Oral Histories of the Disability Experience. Interviewers will be trained to collect oral histories of people who are living with a visual impairment or other disability, preserving important and untold stories that are part of a larger undocumented history. Right now,…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults
9:30 a.m.Microsoft Word 2010 Basics
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.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
10 a.m.Advanced Internet Searching
Learn advanced search strategies to narrow results and find the best information online. Prerequisites: Internet for Beginers
Riverside LibraryAdults
10 a.m.Photoshop for Beginners
A two-hour crash course in the basics of using Photoshop. Topics covered include layers, fixing blemishes, combining images, and exporting images for a variety of uses. Workshop will begin at 10:00 a.m. Computers and tablets are provided but you can bring your own too. NOTE: Monday computer classes now begin at 10 am, not 11 am.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
10 a.m.Advanced Email
Learn how to manage your contacts through your address book, and how to send and receive document and picture files as email attachments.
Chatham Square LibraryAdults
10 a.m.MS Word 2010 Avanzado - Advanced MS Word 2010 (Spanish)
Explore las características más avanzadas de Microsoft Word 2010. Los tema la combinación de correspondencia, tablas, cuadros de texto, encabezados y pies de página, notas al pie y notas al final.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
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