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Thursday, November 20, 2014
6:30 p.m.Email for Beginners
Learn how email works, sign up for a free email account, and learn about sending, replying to, forwarding messages and attachments.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
6:30 p.m.English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR! an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Open to adult Intermediate & Advanced English speakers only. No registration required. Just come and talk! The…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
6:30 p.m.Stop Motion Animation
With digital technology, it’s faster (and cheaper) than ever to make your own animated video sequences with stop motion animation. Learn how to successfully photograph image sequences and import them into iMovie to create original animated videos.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
6:30 p.m."Laughing with God: How Old is Jewish Humor Really?" with Hershey H. Friedman and Linda Weiser Friedman, authors of "God Laughed: Sources of Jewish Humor."
Humor has had a profound effect on the way the Jewish people see the world, and has sustained them through millennia of hardships and suffering. The authors survey the humor of the ancient Jewish texts—the Hebrew Bible, the Talmud, and Midrash—in a clear and entertaining manner. Use this quick list to reserve copies of our November Author @ the Library titles in the library catalog.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Friday, November 21, 2014
10:30 a.m.Advanced MS Word 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
10:30 a.m.MS Excel 2011 for Mac for Beginners
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
2:30 p.m.Learn to Use a Mouse
Learn how to hold, click, and move the mouse; how to scroll, how to highlight words; and practice new skills.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
2:30 p.m.iMovie on the iPad
Learn how to use Apple's popular iMovie software. Create your own short movie clip by editing different clips from videos and add a sound track to fit your movie's feel.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
4:45 p.m.Pages for Mac
Get acquainted with Apple's powerful word processor that gives you everything you need to create documents that look beautiful, read beautifully, and let you work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices, as well as with colleagues, friends, and family who use Microsoft Word.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Saturday, November 22, 2014
10:30 a.m.Teach Yourself: Computer Self-Study
Discover free computer tutorials on the web. Search NYPL’s Catalog for books, DVDs and eBooks to help you learn computer programs and concepts on your own. Find resources on Word, Excel, Office 2010 and 2013, the Internet, typing and other topics.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
2 p.m.Saturday Movie: The House of Yes
The House of Yes DVD | Color | 1997 | 90 min | Miramax | Rated R Jackie O is anxiously awaiting the arrival of her brother who is coming home for Thanksgiving. She was not prepared for him to bring along his fiancé. It is quickly apparent that her obsession with the Kennedys is nothing compared to her obsession with her brother. Directed by Mark Waters Starring Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton, Tori Spelling, Rachael Leigh Cook, Freddie Prinze Jr., and Genevieve Bujold. This film will be shown o…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
2:30 p.m.Qiana Mestrich, Susan Bright | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Join us for a conversation between artist Qiana Mestrich and curator Susan Bright on how an American chemical company made fashion history and inspired thousands of mothers to name their children after a nylon fabric. From Inherited Patterns, Untitled #2 (Geoffrey Beene evening separates), digital inkjet print on DuPont™ Tyvek® Vivia, 30 x 23 inches, 2014. This conversation explores the artist’s research into the creation of DuPont’s Qian…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryCollege & Graduate Students
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
Sunday, November 23, 2014
2 p.m."Dead Ringer" DVD, Black and White, 115 minutes, 1964, Warner Bros, Directed by: Paul Henreid, Starring: Bette Davis, Karl Malden, and Peter Lawford
The working class twin sister of a callous wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes the identity of the dead woman. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, November 24, 2014
10:30 a.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.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
10:30 a.m.MS Word 2011 for Mac for Beginners
Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
2:30 p.m.Computer Buying Guide
Learn about the various types and components of computers, including basic computer terminology, an overview of operating systems, and popular software applications.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
3 p.m.Digital Media Basics
Learn all about downloading music, videos, images and more! Including streaming and sharing.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
6:30 p.m.Connecting to the Cloud
Learn all about the Cloud, what it is and how you use it.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
6:30 p.m.Advanced MS PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. Topics include using transitions, animations, etc...
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
6:30 p.m.Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism, with David Harvey, a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology & Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), and the author of numerous books.
This illustrated lecture examines the internal contradictions within the flow of capital that have precipitated recent crises. Use this quick list to reserve copies of our November Author @ the Library titles in the library catalog.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - American Classics
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! November 2014 — American Classics Wednesday, November 19, 1:00 pm Monday, November 24, 7:00 pm The Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote Buddy doesn’t want to invite Odd Henderson, his worst enemy and the school bully, to their family Thanksgiving dinner even though his cousin and best friend Miss Sook insists it’s the right thing to do. The bully won’t really show up, will he? Other November Story Time Date…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
10:30 a.m.Digital Media Basics
Learn all about downloading music, videos, images and more! Including streaming and sharing.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
10:30 a.m.Digital Media Basics
Learn all about downloading music, videos, images and more! Including streaming and sharing.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac 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
2:30 p.m.Twitter Basics
Learn about the online social network Twitter.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
3 p.m.iPad Basics
This course will cover some basic features of the iPad. Learn the hardware, some settings, navigation and app basics.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
5:15 p.m.eBook Help Hour: Get Started with eBooks
Need help getting started with eBooks? Bring your laptop, eReader, tablet or smart phone to Mid-Manhattan's eBook Help Hour. Get assistance loading electronic library books on your Kindle, create your free Adobe ID, learn about 3M Cloud Library, and so much more. Make sure you bring your library card, PIN, and any necessary access passwords for your devices so we can help you as quickly as possible. Printable November/December eBook Help Hour schedule.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
6:30 p.m.Basic Chinese Conversation - Level I
Learn basic Mandarin Chinese! No prior experience with the Chinese language required. Learn using the Mango Languages database on the New York Public Library website. First session: Introduction and orientation to the Mango Languages program. In the following sessions the native speaking instructor reinforces and practices material covered in the Mango lessons. Accurate pronunciation is emphasized. 10 Tuesdays, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.Apps on Tablets
Learn how to find apps, review apps and discover some of the most popular apps around for iOS and Android devices.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
6:30 p.m.Urban Appetites: Food and Culture in Nineteenth-Century New York, with Cindy R. Lobel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History at Lehman College.
This illustrated lecture surveys the origins of New York City's food industry and the rise of New York as both a metropolis and food capital in the 19th century. Use this quick list to reserve copies of our November Author @ the Library titles in the library catalog.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
10:30 a.m.iPad Basics
This course will cover some basic features of the iPad. Learn the hardware, some settings, navigation and app basics.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
2:30 p.m.Featured Database: Mango Language Lab
Hola! Ni Hao! Bonjour! Konnichiwa! Dobryi den'! Come try out the Mango Languages program and start learning one of 35 languages today. This is a conversation based language learning program with a built-in recording option. Record your voice and compare your speech to the narrator’s to hear your progress.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
2:30 p.m.Advanced MS Excel 2011 for Mac
Learn the more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
5:15 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
7:30 p.m.BRAIN GAMES
Don’t just play them, learn with them. Reward and exercise your brain the fun way. Master your strategy skills with Chess or Go. Learn about finance with Monopoly and The Game of Life. With many games to choose from, it’s not all just fun and games. This program takes place in the Corner Room on the 1st floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Friday, November 28, 2014
2:30 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 LabAdults
4 p.m.Numbers for Mac
Get acquainted with Apple's powerful spreadsheet application that gives you everything you need to create ledgers, reports, and graphs that help you visualize or present your data. Work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices, as well as with colleagues, friends, and family who use Microsoft Excel.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Saturday, November 29, 2014
2 p.m.Saturday Movie: Tadpole
Tadpole DVD | Color | 2002 | 79 min | Miramax | Rated PG-13 On the train home from Chauncey Academy for Thanksgiving weekend, 15-year-old Oscar confides in his friend that he will win the heart of his true love. But there’s one major problem: his true love is his stepmother Eve (Weaver). Directed by Gary Winick Starring Aaron Stanford, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Mara, and Bebe Neuwirth This film will be shown on the 6th floor. Elevators access the 6th floor after 1:30 p.m.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
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
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