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Today
@ 1:15 p.m.
E-Book Central
E-Book Help Hour: Get Started with E-Books
Need help getting started with e-books? Bring your laptop, e-reader, tablet, or smart phone to Mid-Manhattan's E-Book Help Hour. Please come to E-Book Help Hour with a valid library card and PIN. You will also need to know any passwords for your device (screen lock, Apple id, Play Store, Windows Store, etc.) to successfully download and authorize the library e-book apps. Please note that with some e-readers, such as the Nook Simple Touch, you will need to download library e-books to your perso…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Protecting Your Privacy & Security
Need a security check-up? This class covers the best practices of keeping your information safe online and your computer virus free.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Planet Earth
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! All readings will take place on the First Floor - Room 101 April 2017 — Planet Earth Caption Wednesday, April 5, 1:00 PM Tuesday, April 11, 4:00 PM To Build a Fire by Jack London In the Yukon territory, a man decides to venture out into the cold with his dog to a mining camp nine hours away - despite warnings otherwise. The Weasel by Annie Dillard Dillard muses on…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Today
@ 4:30 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Podcasting @ NYPL
Looking for something to do after school? Have you ever wanted to learn how to create your own podcast or radio show? In each of the 4 podcasting programs, you will learn a different skill to make a fun and professional-sounding podcasting using a free tool called Audacity. Record an awesome hook, become an interviewing pro, learn high-tech editing skills, and put it all together. Workshop series is FREE. Space is limited - Call 212-340-0925 on weekdays, 2:30 - 8PM to register in advanc…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 5:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Mac Computers for Beginners
Learn the basics of using a Mac computer in this hands-on class. Topics include: using the dock, searching files, Mac-only applications, and much more. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber, and the Invention of Criminal Profiling, with Michael Cannell, author of "The Limit: Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit" and "I.M. Pei: Mandarin of Modernism."
This illustrated lecture recounts the story of a serial bomber who stalked the streets of 1950s New York and how the race to catch him gave birth to a new science called criminal profiling. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Today
@ 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. The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the Corner Room on the first floor.…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, April 26
@ 9 a.m.
Coffee & Connections
New York has many great resources and services for people experiencing homelessness but it can be challenging to gain access to them. Every month we host an expert who will be available to answer your questions, and provide useful tips and information. Join us for coffee and connections every last Wednesday of the month. We will meet on the First Floor in Room 101. Questions? E-mail melissascheurer@nypl.org All Public Library Programs are free of charge. This program is provided by the New…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons Without Homes,
Adults
Wed, April 26
@ 10:30 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basic 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.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wed, April 26
@ 2:30 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Facebook Basics
Learn about the online social network Facebook.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wed, April 26
@ 4 p.m.
Beautiful Words, Beautiful Writing
Swirls and scrolls come to life as you learn to draw your own calligraphy. Learn about this elegant art form and create your own written treasures. All materials will be provided. Presented by Elinor Holland For ages 13 to 18 years old.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, April 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
"Irving Berlin: A Musical Biography" with Mel Haber, a devoted music lover, primarily of popular music and opera.
This illustrated lecture traces and life and career of Irving Berlin and features videos of singers, including Eddie Cantor, Ella Fitzgerald, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Al Jolson , Judy Garland, and more, performing his songs from Hollywood and Broadway. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, April 26
@ 8:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Mac Computers for Beginners
Learn the basics of using a Mac computer in this hands-on class. Topics include: using the dock, searching files, Mac-only applications, and much more. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, April 27
@ 10:30 a.m.
All About Computers
Photoshop for Beginners
Learn how to enhance photos using the # 1 photo editing software in the world: Adobe Photoshop. Get a basic introduction to Photoshop's tools, layers, and adjustments as you work through two example projects. Patrons will not be admitted more than 10 minutes after class starts. This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, April 27
@ 10:30 a.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Advanced Internet Searching
Learn advanced search strategies to narrow results and find the best information online.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Thu, April 27
@ 1 p.m.
Biblio File
#OneBookNY Americanah Read Aloud
Read Out Loud! Join the staff of Mid-Manhattan Library on Thursday, April 20 as we kick-off reading excerpts from Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at 1 PM on the first floor. Sign-up at the First Floor Information Desk to read part of the book or listen to others read. DATE TIME Thursday, April 20, 2017 1-2 PM Thursday, April 27, 2017 1-2 PM Thursday, May 4, 2017 1-2 PM Thursday, May 11, 2017 1-2 PM Thursday, Ma…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Immigrants
Thu, April 27
@ 1:15 p.m.
TechConnect
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
Thu, April 27
@ 2 p.m.
All About Computers
Adobe Illustrator for Beginners
Learn the basics of Adobe's vector graphic creation program and how to create exciting digital art for print, video, and web p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 18.0px; font: 16.0px Arial; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Patrons will not be admitted more than 10 minutes after class starts. This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, April 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Computer Hardware
Learn about the insides of a computer.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, April 27
@ 4:30 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Podcasting @ NYPL
Looking for something to do after school? Have you ever wanted to learn how to create your own podcast or radio show? In each of the 4 podcasting programs, you will learn a different skill to make a fun and professional-sounding podcasting using a free tool called Audacity. Record an awesome hook, become an interviewing pro, learn high-tech editing skills, and put it all together. Workshop series is FREE. Space is limited - Call 212-340-0925 on weekdays, 2:30 - 8PM to register in advanc…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, April 27
@ 5:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Adobe Illustrator for Beginners
Learn the basics of Adobe's vector graphic creation program and how to create exciting digital art for print, video, and web This Class is taught on MAC Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, April 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
One Nation Under Baseball: How the Sixties Collided with the National Pastime, with John Florio, freelance writer and novelist, and Ouisie Shapiro, Emmy-winning writer and producer of sport documentaries.
This illustrated lecture highlights the intersection between American society and America’s pastime during the 1960s, when the hallmarks of the sport—fairness, competition, and mythology—came under scrutiny Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, April 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Twitter Basics
Learn about the online social network Twitter.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Thu, April 27
@ 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. The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the Corner Room on the first floor.…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Fri, April 28
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Exploring Websites for the 50+
Explore websites of special interest to active older adults.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, April 28
@ 1:15 p.m.
Library Resources
Featured Database: Freegal Music
Get started with Freegal Music today with just your NYPL card! Freegal Music is a downloadable music service which provides access to millions of songs from ten thousand record labels including the labels of Sony Music Entertainment. With a valid library card, download up to three digital songs per week on a PC, MAC or Smartphone, burn the MP3 files onto a CD. Search for artists, song titles, albums, music genres, create playlists, get the latest releases. The New York Public Library's…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Teachers
Fri, April 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Advanced MS Excel 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Fri, April 28
@ 5:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative and Coding Open Lab
Need to practice Photoshop, Illustrator, iMovie, or GarageBand? Working your way through a coding project or a self-paced online coding course? Get individualized help from a TechConnect instructor. This is a open lab specifically geared towards patrons who have taken our creative or coding classes and want to continue working on projects related to what they have learned. Also open for other patrons working in self-paced coding courses who need some support. No formal class instruction is…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Fri, April 28
@ 6 p.m.
Mid-Sentence: Writers in Conversation | Julie Buntin, Stephanie Danler
FREE - Doors to the Corner Room open at 5:30 PM Join us as Julie Buntin discusses her new novel MARLENA with Stephanie Danler, bestselling author of SWEETBITTER. Mid-Sentence features writers in conversation on the state of literature today. All events are free and open to the public. For more upcoming events, visit http://bit.ly/midsentence Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Fri, April 28
@ 6:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative and Coding Open Lab
Need to practice Photoshop, Illustrator, iMovie, or GarageBand? Working your way through a coding project or a self-paced online coding course? Get individualized help from a TechConnect instructor. This is a open lab specifically geared towards patrons who have taken our creative or coding classes and want to continue working on projects related to what they have learned. Also open for other patrons working in self-paced coding courses who need some support. No formal class instruction is…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sat, April 29
@ 10:30 a.m.
Library Resources
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
Sat, April 29
@ 11 a.m.
TechConnect
Learn Programming Fundamentals with Python -*PLEASE READ CLASS DESCRIPTION*
Learn the fundamentals of computer programming with the popular language Python. This class will cover concepts fundamental to all programming languages and provide an introduction to coding more generally. Note that this is a two-part class, the first session will be from 11am - 1pm, the second from 2pm-4pm, with a one hour lunch break between. You must attend the first session in order to attend the second. You MUST be comfortable using a computer in order to code, especially typing.…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sat, April 29
@ 11 a.m.
Free SAT Practice Exam - Princeton Review
A Princeton Review representative will offer a free practice SAT class. Princeton Review's exams feature full-length tests designed to match the official exam, professional proctors and a realistic test setting, a detailed, comprehensive score report and an optional 30-minute phone conference to discuss your score. For ages 15 to 18 years old. Registration is limited to 20 students! Call the Young Adult Lab at 212-340-0925 on weekdays from 2:30 - 8 PM to reserve your spot or email us a…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, April 29
@ 1:15 p.m.
Library Resources
Getting the Most Out of the NYPL Catalog
Tour the newly redesigned NYPL homepage. Learn how to search for items, create a login, and manage your checked out items and holds. Browse book lists and recommendations for your next read. Please bring your library card and PIN number so that you can log in to your account.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Sat, April 29
@ 2 p.m.
SATURDAY MOVIES: Tremors
Tremors DVD | Color | 1990 | 96 min | Universal Pictures | Rated PG-13 29 April | 2 PM Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against underground creatures. Directed by Ron Underwood Starring Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, and Reba McEntire All programs are free and subject to last minute change or cancellation
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sat, April 29
@ 2:30 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Advanced MS Excel 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Sat, April 29
@ 2:30 p.m.
Art Talks
What Does Blue Sound Like? | Joseph Celli, Ellen Hackl Fagan, Hap Tivey | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Joseph Celli composer, radio producer and virtuoso on double reed; and Hap Tivey artist and an early pioneer in the California Light and Space movement; join Ellen Hackl Fagan to converse about Fagan’s site-specific Art in the Windows exhibition What Does Blue S…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Sat, April 29
@ 4 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative Open Lab: Photoshop, iMovie, and GarageBand
Need to practice Photoshop, iMovie, or GarageBand? Have questions from a class? Working on a photo, video, or music project? Get one on one help. This Class is Taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sun, April 30
@ 2 p.m.
Sunday Movies: Man with the Gun
When a notorious tough 'town tamer' is hired by the citizenry to rid of the gunmen driving them off their land, he finds the local saloon madam to be an old friend. Directed by Richard Wilson Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jan Sterling, and Karen Sharpe. DVD | Black and White | 1955 | 83 Mins | United Artists
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, May 1
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
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
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