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Saturday, January 31, 2015
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
11:30 a.m.Registration Closed -Writing a LinkedIn Summary - Pre-Registration Required
Registration for this program is closed. The next session will be held February 12. Creating a LinkedIn profile is a "must" particularly for job-seekers. With 300 million profiles, it's no wonder that some employers don't even bother posting new openings anymore; instead, they search LinkedIn for potential candidates. It's also a "must" that your profile capture the attention of decision-makers. Yet, over 50% of the profiles do not include a Summary -- 2,000 characters of prime real es…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
12 noonResume Open Lab
This lab time is dedicated to job seekers who need one-on-one help creating a resume. Assistance with document formatting and proofreading will be available. Please bring a written draft of your resume and a USB drive to save and/or print your resume.
Dongan Hills LibraryAdults,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
1 p.m.E-file
To participate in this free program, you must: Earn less than $60,000 (adjusted gross income; per tax return). Have a valid e-mail address and basic computer skills Bring all necessary documentation and information (see Tax Time flyer at www.nypl.org/taxhelp) NEW: If you purchased health insurance through the marketplace, bring form 1095-A, and dependents' proof of income. Offered at SIBL: Mondays: 11:00am - 3:00pm Thursdays: 1:00 - 6:00pm Fridays & Saturdays: 1:00pm - 5:…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
Businesspeople
1 p.m.Meditation: A Solution to Stress, Anger, and Conflict with Jim Rose
Stress, anger, and conflict are part of life in today’s world, but you don’t have to live with them 24-7. In this interactive program, Jim Rose a longtime meditator will guide you through a series of exercises designed to show how meditation is a powerful tool for dealing with stress, anger, and conflict. Through several meditation periods, you will have a chance to see how meditation is also the key to a rich inner life. Jim Rose, M Ed., Rutgers University, is a retired executive of Johnson…
Mid-Manhattan 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 p.m.Percussion with Passion - 3 week Percussion Workshop for Older Adults (55 +) with Dalys Torres
Explore different non-traditional percussion instruments! The second class will focus mainly on castanets. Find the musician within! This class is for students 55 years of age or older ONLY. Registration is required, class size is limited. Please stop by the library's Information Desk or call 212-966-3424 to register. No prior experience with music is necessary.
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.Afternoon at the Movies
Come and enjoy a feature film with friends and family at your neighborhood Library! Great way to spend your weekend enjoying a great Movie!
Wakefield LibraryFamilies
2 p.m.Native Plants 101: Boost your Ecosystem
Learn why a garden is much more than just a pretty place, and why native plants are a key component to a healthy garden! Meet the Green Park Gardeners NYC who work to beautify the parks and open spaces in the neighborhood! Kim Eierman, founder of EcoBeneficial!®, Environmental Horticulturist and Master Naturalist, comes to the 67th Street NYPL on Saturday, January 31, 2015 to share her knowledge of native plants and talk about those that are best for New York gardens. Find out more about EcoB…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
Families
2 p.m.Estate and Gift Planning Seminar
Are you working on your estate plans or need to update them? How can you best provide for family and loved ones while also supporting your favorite charities? Do you understand the probate process or want to avoid it? Are you confused by the continued estate tax changes? Most importantly, what will be your legacy? We are pleased to present an educational seminar for Library patrons and supporters. John Bacon, Director of Planned Giving, will present estate planning concepts in easy-to-und…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults,
50+,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Adults
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.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.Tax Talks
Leading Tax Professionals will be available to answer your tax questions and provide insights into tax preparation, amended returns and tax planning considerations. We will also be prepared discuss the new health care laws and their tax implications. Presented by Toni O'Rourke
Parkchester LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Curso de Finanzas para Latinos
Topics covered in Spanish: How to think about money and our finances The importance of having a plan and priorities in our lives How to create a family budget to track our expenses The importance of having a saving account FICO and our credit history, what you need to know about it Ways and choices to get out of debt, where to find help Presented by Eva Marin
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Art Slam with Kathy Creutzberg
Please join us for an artist lecture and slideshow to be presented by Kathy Creutzberg. Creutzberg's work, inspired from a recent trip along the Trans-Siberia railway, is currently hanging on the first floor of the Ottendorfer library. These include watercolors she painted along the way as well as mosaics she created from found objects.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
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.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.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 p.m.Math Tutoring
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Kindergarten through 3rd grades. 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 4th through 8th grades. Registration Required.
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
2:30 p.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Riverdale Library- January 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…
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
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.Let Your Voice Be Heard: Spoken Word Performance Skills Workshop
8 Week Workshop for Seniors Geared to Developing and Strengthening Various Aspects of Spoken Word Performance Skills: 1/17/15 @ 2:30 - Introduction to Voice and Speech Technique 1/24/15 @ 2:30 - Movement 1/31/15 @ 2:30 - Creating and Structuring a Script 2/7/15 @ 2:30 - Rehearsal Technique 2/14/15 @ 2:30 - Getting Comfortable on Stage 2/21/15 @ 2:30 - Using a Microphone 2/28/15 @ 2:30 - Understanding and Overcoming "Stage Fright" 3/7/15 @ 2:30 - Relating Effectively to…
St. George Library CenterAdults,
50+,
Adults
3 p.m.Adult Arts & Crafts
Join us for fun themed arts and crafts.
Mariners Harbor LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
3 p.m.Knitting Hour
A get-together for knitters at all skill levels to work on a current project, learn new techniques, or even to begin a new craft. All skill levels are welcomed. All ages welcome!
South Beach LibraryChildren
3 p.m.Mystics, Witches, Hysterics and the Problem of Female Spirituality: A Five Session Course
From the medieval period to the present, a small group of women have fallen into trances, had erotic visions, heard voices, foresworn food and claimed to have direct contact with God. This course explores the puzzle of why women who testified to similar spiritual experiences have been alternately venerated as saints, burned as witches, and medicated as patients. Why has female spirituality historically been the focus of cultural anxieties about sexuality, sensuality, and authority? Can we appl…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
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.A Way to Find the Words: Creative Writing Workshop
Join us for an 8-week writing workshop led by Kip Zegers in which each week participants will produce a piece of writing in prose (short fiction, flash fiction, prose poetry, creative non-fiction) or poetry based on a prompt provided by the instructor. Let’s write together, and see what comes out! This is a drop-in workshop so registration is not required. Writers are encouraged to attend each week but you can attend as often or as little as you like.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
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, February 1, 2015
2 p.m.Snowflake Making
Hands-on projects using a variety of skills. For ages 7 to 12 years old. Limited to 30 children.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
Monday, February 2, 2015
10 a.m.Email for Beginners
Learn how email works. Sign up for a free email account. Learn how to send, reply and forward messages. Prerequisite: Basic computer, mouse and keyboarding skills.
Riverside LibraryAdults
10 a.m.Open Lab
Need more computer time? then come down to West Farms Library and attend our open lab sessions!
West Farms LibraryAdults
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.
Chatham Square LibraryAdults
10 a.m.Get Photoshopped! Photo Retouching
In this class you will use the Photoshop to modify digital images. Learn how to use the clone stamp tool, duplicating backgrounds and much more. Workshop will begin at 10:00 a.m. Computers 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. MS Word 2010 for Beginners "Creating a Letter"
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.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults
10 a.m.Finding a Job Online
Learn how to use the internet to find and apply for jobs. Topics include searching for job listings, filling out online application forms, and submitting electronic resumes.
Countee Cullen Library, TechConnect Computer LabAdults
10:15 a.m.Tai Chi @ the Riverdale Library, Intermediate Class
This is an intermediate tai chi class and it is particularly suited for those who have completed eight weeks of the Beginner Tai Chi class at the Riverdale Branch or if you’ve taken beginner tai chi classes elsewhere in the past. This tai chi (Sun Style) includes agile steps and exercises that may improve mobility, breathing and relaxation. Tai chi has been shown to reduce pain and stiffness, increase flexibility, enhance muscle strength, improve concentration and memory, and help people cope…
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
10:15 a.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!
Eastchester LibraryAdults
10:30 a.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!
Throg's Neck LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
10:30 a.m.iMovie for Beginners
Learn the basics of using Apple's entry-level video editing program iMovie by working through a simple project. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
11 a.m.Knitting and Crochet.Spuyten Duyvil LibraryAdults
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