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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 1 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. We're adding a new time for English Conversation! Come practice your English at lunchtime once a week. Join us in the C…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Twitter Basics
Learn about the online social network Twitter.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Free as Gods: How the Jazz Age Reinvented Modernism, with Charles A. Riley II, curator, critic, professor of English, and author of more than twenty books on the arts.
This illustrated lecture provides a wide-ranging look at the connections inside the core group of avant-garde artists in Jazz Age Paris. It .offers a fresh examination of both canonic and overlooked writers and artists and their works, by revealing them in conversation with one another. The author's celebration of the many masterpieces shows how the creative community of postwar Paris supported astounding experiments in content and form that still resonate today. Events at The New York Public…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Today
@ 8:30 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Create a Website With HTML and CSS
Learn the basics of coding using the languages HTML and CSS to create your own basic webpage using Neocities.org.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, June 29
@ 8 a.m.
Summer Reading
Building A Better World: Piece by Piece with Jigsaw Puzzles
Stop by Mid-Manhattan's pop up jigsaw puzzle table and lend a hand to the community puzzle. The puzzle table is open June 12 - July 12 during Mid-Manhattan Library's hours of operation or until we run out of puzzles!
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, June 29
@ 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, June 29
@ 10:30 a.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Facebook Basics
Learn about the online social network Facebook.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Thu, June 29
@ 2 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Create a Website With HTML and CSS
Learn the basics of coding using the languages HTML and CSS to create your own basic webpage using Neocities.org.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, June 29
@ 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
Thu, June 29
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
The Making of Jane Austen, with Devoney Looser, a professor of English at Arizona State University.
This illustrated lecture tells new stories about how Jane Austen (1775-1817) was made into an international literary icon in the two centuries after her death. 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, June 29
@ 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
Thu, June 29
@ 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, June 30
@ 8 a.m.
Summer Reading
Building A Better World: Piece by Piece with Jigsaw Puzzles
Stop by Mid-Manhattan's pop up jigsaw puzzle table and lend a hand to the community puzzle. The puzzle table is open June 12 - July 12 during Mid-Manhattan Library's hours of operation or until we run out of puzzles!
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, June 30
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Build a Better World: Read-In
Come in...Sit down...Turn off...Read in Please join us on Friday, June 30 at 1 PM for an afternoon read-in. Leave the hustle and bustle behind and stop by the library for some quiet reading time in Room 101 (on the first floor near the DVDs). Turn off your devices (unless you’re reading on one), take a break and read a book.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Fri, June 30
@ 6 p.m.
Mid-Sentence: Writers in Conversation | Hala Alyan, Hannah Lillith Assadi, Jimin Han
FREE - Doors to the Corner Room open at 5:30 PM. Debut novelists Hala Alyan, Hannah Lillith Assadi, and Jimin Han discuss writing first novels and the interplay between art and identity. Hala Alyan was born in 1986. After living in various parts of the Middle East, she completed a doctorate in psychology and is now in practice at New York University. She has been published in Guernica and other literary journals, and is the award-winning author of three poetry collections. Alyan is also a seas…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Sat, July 1
@ 10 a.m.
Summer Reading
Building A Better World: Piece by Piece with Jigsaw Puzzles
Stop by Mid-Manhattan's pop up jigsaw puzzle table and lend a hand to the community puzzle. The puzzle table is open June 12 - July 12 during Mid-Manhattan Library's hours of operation or until we run out of puzzles!
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, July 1
@ 2 p.m.
SATURDAY MOVIES: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial DVD | Color | 1982 | 115 min | Universal Pictures | Rated PG 1 July | 2 PM A lonely boy befriends a homesick alien stranded on Earth. Directed by Steven Spielberg Starring Henry Thomas, Tamara De Treaux, Dee Wallace Stone, and Peter Coyote All programs are free and subject to last minute change or cancellation
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sat, July 1
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Learn to Type
Learn keyboarding skills and practice typing.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Sun, July 2
@ 10 a.m.
Summer Reading
Building A Better World: Piece by Piece with Jigsaw Puzzles
Stop by Mid-Manhattan's pop up jigsaw puzzle table and lend a hand to the community puzzle. The puzzle table is open June 12 - July 12 during Mid-Manhattan Library's hours of operation or until we run out of puzzles!
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sun, July 2
@ 2 p.m.
Sunday Movies: Gaslight
Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane. Directed by George Cukor Starring: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, and Angela Lansbury DVD|Black and White|1944|114 Mins.|MGM
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, July 3
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Windows 7 Basics
Learn the basics of navigating a PC with Windows 7.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Mon, July 3
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Computer Safety & Maintenance
Learn how to protect your computer from viruses and perform regular maintenance functions to keep it running smoothly.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wed, July 5
@ 8 a.m.
Summer Reading
Building A Better World: Piece by Piece with Jigsaw Puzzles
Stop by Mid-Manhattan's pop up jigsaw puzzle table and lend a hand to the community puzzle. The puzzle table is open June 12 - July 12 during Mid-Manhattan Library's hours of operation or until we run out of puzzles!
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 5
@ 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, July 5
@ 1 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. We're adding a new time for English Conversation! Come practice your English at lunchtime once a week. Join us in the C…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, July 5
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Twitter Basics
Learn about the online social network Twitter.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wed, July 5
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
"How the Books We Read Shape Our Lives," with Pamela Paul, the author of five books, most recently, "My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues," and the editor of "The New York Times Book Review."
This talk explores how the books we reads shape ours lives and how each of us, through those books, constructs our own life stories. 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, July 5
@ 6:30 p.m.
Swindles and Seductions: The Curious Affinity of Sholem Aleichem and Isaac Bashevis Singer
Sholem Aleichem and Isaac Bashevis Singer are each household names, and together, their writing careers spanned virtually the entire twentieth century. Their deep affinity transcends their shared celebrity, though. They defined the Yiddish response to modernity by taking a stance against progress and the other developmental ideals that had powered the Haskalah (Jewish Enlightenment). Drawing on the speaker’s award-winning book Never Better!: The Modern Jewish Picaresque, this talk will explain t…
Mid-Manhattan Library
Arturo A. Schomburg High School
Adults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, July 5
@ 8:30 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Create a Website With HTML and CSS
Learn the basics of coding using the languages HTML and CSS to create your own basic webpage using Neocities.org.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, July 6
@ 8 a.m.
Summer Reading
Building A Better World: Piece by Piece with Jigsaw Puzzles
Stop by Mid-Manhattan's pop up jigsaw puzzle table and lend a hand to the community puzzle. The puzzle table is open June 12 - July 12 during Mid-Manhattan Library's hours of operation or until we run out of puzzles!
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 6
@ 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, July 6
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Computer Basics
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
Thu, July 6
@ 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, July 6
@ 2 p.m.
TechConnect
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 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, July 6
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Build a Better World - Arts and Crafts for Teens
Come join us for creative crafting as we Build a Better World through art. Every Thursday from 4 PM - 5 PM in the mezzanine. July 6 July 13 July 20 July 27
Mid-Manhattan LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 6
@ 5:15 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
Thu, July 6
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters, with Thomas M. Nichols, Professor of National Security Affairs at the US Naval War College, and an adjunct professor at the Harvard Extension School.
This illustrated lecture explores the perils of un-vetted information, that credentials are still important, and that giving experts their due is democratic. 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
Fri, July 7
@ 8 a.m.
Summer Reading
Building A Better World: Piece by Piece with Jigsaw Puzzles
Stop by Mid-Manhattan's pop up jigsaw puzzle table and lend a hand to the community puzzle. The puzzle table is open June 12 - July 12 during Mid-Manhattan Library's hours of operation or until we run out of puzzles!
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 7
@ 1:15 p.m.
Coloring Circle
Adult coloring books have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. This program offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. Come try out the latest craze with Mid-Manhattan's coloring circle. Please note this is an unstructured program. No registration required. Materials will be provided but participants may also bring their own. We will meet in Room 101 on the First Floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library
Madison Square Park
Adults,
50+,
Adults
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