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Tue, December 6
@ 10:30 a.m.
Health Information
Stay Well Exercise
Join us for a fun exercise class for all ability levels! Volunteers trained by the Health Promotion Services unit of NYC’s Department for the Aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for all ability levels. No special clothing or equipment is necessary. Note: Those participating in the exercises must sign an activity release form.
Pelham Bay LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 11 a.m.
Conversational "Signed English"
Conversational sign language is also known as "Signed English" and differs from American Sign Language (ASL) in sentence structure and complexity. This workshop consists of six (6) sessions every Tuesday beginning November 8th. It is designed to be a fun and relaxing way of learning basic conversational signs that can be tailored to the interests of the group and used in everyday communication. Call 212-870-1810 or visit the Riverside Information Desk to sign up. **Please note: Participants…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 11 a.m.
Adult One-on-One Computer Help Workshop
Work one-on-one with a volunteer tutor. Improve Internet skills, create, and use e-mail, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point). Tuesday 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pre-registration required in person or by phone at 212.744.5824.
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 11 a.m.
One Snowflake
A fun interactive music series revolves around NYC winter wonderland using songs from the amazing catalog if Music for Aardvarks. Original songs about snow and rain and about different things to do at home and ways to get around town. Just like the previous series, we will use various musical instruments to create and engaging exciting music class that revolves around winter themes. From chants, to large movements, and from finger play to instrument Jam, it will fun all around. We get the childr…
Countee Cullen Library, Story Hour RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 12 noon
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
​Staying Motivated Throughout the Job Search Process
Looking for a job can be a long, arduous journey that requires much time and patience, especially in this economy, to see results. Staying positive and motivated throughout the process can make you a less stressed and a more effective applicant, which can in turn accelerate the outcomes you desire. Kristina Leonardi helps you re-evaluate your overall career and job search strategy to reduce stress. Seating is on a first come , first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Tue, December 6
@ 12:15 p.m.
Public Speaking Workshop
Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. The Toastmasters present a continuing series held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop are provided and there is no need to joing the Toastmasters to attend.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers
Tue, December 6
@ 1 p.m.
Meditation: Peace Begins With You and Me
Meditation:Peace Begins With You and Me Renate Lanotte, MS LCSW 5 part series Tuesday, October 18 1:00pm Tuesday, November 8 1:00pm Tuesday, November 22 1:00pm Tuesday, December 6 1:00pm Tuesday, December 20 1:00pm Many people all over the world are turning to meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthy life-style. Scientific studies have proven that the practice of meditation reduces stress and anxiety, as well as decreases the risk of disease. Many doctors recommend m…
Pelham Bay LibraryAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 1 p.m.
Stay Well for Seniors
Join us for a fun exercise class for all ability levels! Senior volunteers trained by staff from the Health Promotion Services unit of NYC's Department for the Aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for all ability levels. No special clothing or equipment is necessary. Those participating in the exercises must sign an activity release form.
New Dorp LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 2 p.m.
Holiday Computer Class: Make a Digital Greeting Card
It's nice to send a heartfelt message to your loved ones and acquaintances during the holidays. Attend this workshop and pick up the computer skills necessary to create a memorable and attractive digital greeting card you can send to all you know this holiday season.
Sedgwick LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 2:30 p.m.
Writing Workshop with Ellen Aug Lytle
Anyone interested in any type of writing is invited to participate. Each student is required to bring only a pen and pad. We do "free writing" exercises in class. These warm-ups help to loosen all the debris we accumulate, sometimes for decades. Imagination is also coaxed and brought out. This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
New Dorp LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 3 p.m.
T(w)een Lounge
Drop in and hang out in the T(w)een Lounge, Tuesdays -Fridays at 3pm, in the Community Room! Featuring: ROCKBAND 4, CODING SERIES (USING SCRATCH AND STENCYL), ARTS & CRAFTS, JUST DANCE 2016, OPEN COMPUTER LAB FOR (AND NOT SO MUCH FOR) HOMEWORK, MUSIC, GAMES, SNACKS... AND MORE!! (For ages 12-18)
Westchester Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 6
@ 3:30 p.m.
Fuji Instax Theme-Based Bookmaking Workshops
Students learn to use Fuji Instax cameras and make instant photographs in this theme-based workshop. Each student will make a book and create a story with multiple images and accompanying words. Presented by International Center for Photography. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Morningside Heights, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 6
@ 4 p.m.
Manga Workshop
Focusing on Japanese and American style comics, the students learn the history and nuts and bolts of this very popular form of comics, and make connections to their own experiences and cultures as they create their own characters for their own comics. They pick a genre, a target audience and a theme, and first create CHIBIs (child like characters with large heads and little bodies)... then move on to designing themselves as a Manga star! This is usually followed by a short Quiz contest where the…
Tompkins Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 6
@ 4 p.m.
Bug Out!
In the Bug Out! series, investigate what insects are, what makes them unique and how they are a crucial part of the environment. You are introduced to science methodology and concepts through experiments, demonstrations, art projects and story times. Best for children ages 4 and older. Presented by Children's Museum of Manhattan.
Webster LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 4 p.m.
Young Writers Workshop
Whether you are already a novelist, poet, writer, or just dream of being one, this is the program for you! Once a week we will meet to work on the craft of writing. Computers and flash drives will be provided. For teens 12-18.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 6
@ 4 p.m.
DJ Workshop for Beginners
An introduction to DJing using Serato software with a DJ controller. For teens ages 12 to 18 years old. Presented by Carol C.
West New Brighton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 6
@ 5 p.m.
Programs in a Box
LEGO CLUB
Create and build anything you like with LEGO® bricks! Open play in the Children's dept. Suggested for ages 5+ Workshop series is FREE
Harlem LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 5:30 p.m.
Introduction to the Map Warper
Citizen Cartography @NYPL Day 1: Introduction to the Map Warper This two-part, hands-on workshop will give you an overview of the NYPL Map Warper tool (available at maps.nypl.org), and how you can use it to discover historical maps. You will also be supporting the Library’s efforts to create new public research tools. What is the Map Warper? The Map Warper is a free tool that enables you to align digital images of historical maps with today’s map, or what we like to call “warping”. Cool, huh?…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 5:30 p.m.
Meditation: A Tool for Stress Reduction
Meditation can bring about a sense of calm and balance that benefits both your emotional and physical well-being, which in turn will impact your overall health and reduce stress. It is easy to learn and can have many lasting and beneficial effects. After you meditate the benefits don’t end when your session ends. Join Renate Lanotte. MS, LCSW who has been meditating for over 30 years for this lively and engaging workshop.
Edenwald LibraryAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 6 p.m.
Dream and Create: Open Sewing Workshop!
Our open sewing workshop is back by popluar demand! Have you always wanted to sew, but do not know where to start? Are you a sewer that wants to get back into the swing of things? Whether you are a beginner or a hobbyist, this sewing workshop is for you! In this hands-on course students will learn sewing techniques to create their own unique projects. Bring a project that you’d like to tackle with confidence in the and get set to sew on Jefferson Market's very own sewing machines! We will hav…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 6 p.m.
Art Talks
Electric Earth | Doug Aitken, Philippe Vergne | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE — Auditorium doors open at 5:30PM. To celebrate the publication of his new catalog, Electric Earth, Doug Aitken discusses his work with Philippe Vergne, Director of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, where the artist's first full-scale survey exhibition opens in September 2016. Doug Aitken, SONG 1, 2012-2015, Video installation with seven channel composite video (color, sound), seven blended projections, 360-degree aluminum and PVC screen, 34:44 minutes loop Installation…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Tue, December 6
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Paul Krugman: Robert B. Silvers Lecture
Watch the livestream here. The award-winning economist and New York Times columnist delivers this year's annual Robert B. Silvers lecture, “Public Discourse In A Time Of Crazy.” PAUL KRUGMAN is the recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics. He is a best-selling author, columnist, and blogger for the New York Times, and is a professor of economics at CUNY Graduate Center. A note to our patrons: LIVE from the NYPL programs begin promptly at 7p.m. We recommend arriving twenty minutes befor…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, December 7
@ 10 a.m.
Resume Workshop
Designed to assist in creating a new or updated resume. Topics include cover letters and resources for job opportunities. A flash drive is required. Every Wednesday from 10 A.M. -12 P.M.
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers
Wed, December 7
@ 10 a.m.
All About Computers
3D Printing Mini Workshop
This workshop will cover the basics of 3-D printing, giving you the information you need to get started in this exciting new technology—no personal printer required. We will cover information on the tools, software, and services that make up the 3-D printing ecosystem and use an easy-to-learn application to customize a 3-D printed product.
Hamilton Fish Park LibraryAdults
Wed, December 7
@ 10:30 a.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Mindfulness for Job Seekers
Learn mindfulness techniques that bring relaxation and effortless focus to challenging situations and relationships. Mindfulness is the practice of bringing full, non-judgmental awareness to the present moment. The struggle of searching for a job can be overwhelming at times. See if the practice of mindfulness meditation and some easy to use on-the-spot techniques can help you during these challenging times. Instructor Laura Jackson has been practicing Zen meditation for 12 years and is a UC…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Job Search CentralAdults,
Job Seekers
Wed, December 7
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Google Series: "Docs"
Learn how to create, edit and share online documents using Google's ever-evolving word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and calendar programs.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults
Wed, December 7
@ 11 a.m.
Resume Workshop
For all those on the job search, stop in and have your resume spruced up! Work together with a resourceful librarian to create a resume that will make you personally proud and professionally successful. Just bring in a digital copy of your current resume and let’s get to work!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Wed, December 7
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Workshop: Safe Sleep for Infants
This family-friendly workshop is an important opportunity for current and expectant parents, relatives and caregivers to get information on the latest research, best practices and current statistics focused on safe sleep. Attendees will learn about the myths associated with infant sleep, tips for creating a safe sleep environment, how safe sleep practices can reduce risk and other resources available to help keep babies safe. This interactive training will be presented by Timika Tucker, MPA, S…
Tottenville LibraryParents/Caregivers
Wed, December 7
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Pre-school Story Time
Reintroducing the popular STORYTIME series for Allerton! All toddlers and young children (5 years and younger) are welcome for an hour of storytime, singing, music, and fun. Parents and legal guardians highly encouraged to participate and get involved. Toddler Time helps strengthen early literacy skills, socialization, and bonding between adults and their children. Toddler Time meets every Wednesday and some Saturdays at 11 AM.
Allerton Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, December 7
@ 12 noon
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Keeping Motivated and Conducting a Positive Job Search In Today's' Economy
Maintaining a positive attitude in your job search is essential. Renee Rosenberg discusses how to keep yourself motivated, resilient and productive when looking for employment. Renee Rosenberg is a clinical career counselor and licensed mental health counselor with over 25 years experience helping individuals conduct a positive job search. Seating is on a first come , first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 014/015Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Wed, December 7
@ 12 noon
Preparing for Job Interviews: A Career Thinker workshop with Tom Powner
The more you prepare the less intimidating they become Increase your chances of hearing the words “You’re Hired” by knowing how to prepare for an interview. Too many job seekers don’t place enough importance and time in preparing for an interview; a sure way to outshine the other candidates is by being more prepared than they are. Your attire and why it’s important. How body language & posture impacts an interview. Types of Interviews you can be faced with. The job application Do you…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomCollege & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers
Wed, December 7
@ 1 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
AARP Back To Work 50+ Virtual Career Network
Explore job strategies for 50+ workers. The Virtual Career Network has information on careers in Healthcare, Green Economy, and Transit. Seated is first come, first seated.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers,
Adults
Wed, December 7
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Google Series: "Sheets"
Learn how to create, edit and share online documents using Google's ever-evolving word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and calendar programs.
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults
Wed, December 7
@ 3 p.m.
Stay Well Exercise
Join us for a free Stay Well exercise session. Stay Well volunteers certified by the NYC's Department for the aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for seniors of all ability levels. Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Exercise equipment will be provided. All participants are required to sign a personal medical waiver at the beginning of the class. Call or stop by for further details.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, December 7
@ 3 p.m.
T(w)een Lounge
Drop in and hang out in the T(w)een Lounge, Tuesdays -Fridays at 3pm, in the Community Room! Featuring: ROCKBAND 4, CODING SERIES (USING SCRATCH AND STENCYL), ARTS & CRAFTS, JUST DANCE 2016, OPEN COMPUTER LAB FOR (AND NOT SO MUCH FOR) HOMEWORK, MUSIC, GAMES, SNACKS... AND MORE!! (For ages 12-18)
Westchester Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, December 7
@ 3:30 p.m.
(CEIS) Edenwald Library "Career Planning Workshop 2016"
CAREER PLANNING WORKSHOP Do you often change your major and/or future career goals? Do you know if the career you are considering will pay enough? Do you know if the career you’re considering will have openings when you finish college? Are you tired of your current job and want to change but unsure what direction to take? Do you desire a career that will be personally satisfying? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you need to attend the (CEIS) Career, Education and…
Edenwald LibraryAdults,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers
Wed, December 7
@ 3:30 p.m.
The Manga Games
Cartooning classes focusing on themes relating to the 'isms' of society. The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner and even Battle Royale all feature teen characters pit against each other as a diversion against the larger problems of their societies. This is a workshop where the students create their own characters with back stories and a universe to fight in an unjust society's arena. These amazing warriors are built for revolution. We also create a basic gaming system using dice and a home made score…
Countee Cullen LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, December 7
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Five Senses
Get ready for some ooey gooey family fun in this new five-session workshop, offered at 30 library locations! A family program designed for preschool children and their caregivers, these sessions will be a hands-on exploration of the five senses hearing, touch, smell, taste and sight. Recommended for Preschoolers ages 3-5. Workshop series is FREE. Space is capped at 12 children, so please register in advance at the library by visiting the second floor desk or calling 212-924-1585.
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, December 7
@ 4 p.m.
TechConnect
Coder Games
Come and learn how to develop video games while you battle against other libraries in this six week introduction to programming series using Stencyl. Great prizes and snacks are available for all who participate! flyersize_coder_games_flyer_updated.pdf Please register at bit.ly/codergames or at the library.
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, December 7
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Creative Writing Club
Are you interested in poetry, short stories, plays, spoken word, and other forms of creative writing? Do you want to activate the creative part of your brain and get feedback that will help your words to grow? Join us for a monthly workshop in which you’ll write, share, and discuss different kinds of creative writing. All materials will be provided. For ages 12-18. Note: This club is limited to 12 participants. No experience is necessary, but we ARE exclusive! Fall 2016 meeting dates (Wedn…
Kingsbridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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