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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 1 p.m.
New E-Reader App-SimplyE Download e-books
Learn how to use SimplyE to download ebooks onto your kindle, nook, PC or Mac computer. This is a new way that the library is making downloading and reading ebooks on your device or computer even easier!
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Computer Zone
Waiting too long for the next available computer? Feel free to come to the computer zone and use the computer without the wait. Limited to 12 children. For ages 7 to 12 . Pre-registration required.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Searching Besides Google: Learning Express
Take a multitude of exams on this database. Exams for adults include LSAT, GRE, TASC, GMAT, etc. It's great to practice online first to improve your score when you actually take the test. The database also includes occupational exams, such as for the medical and other professions. Exams for school age kids are also included.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Early Literacy Workshop
Parents and caregivers, come learn about fun easy ways to encourage literacy at home! Through these workshops you will learn how to develop your child's pre-literacy skills to help prepare them to become successful readers at an early age! Limited to 20 parents for each session. Pre-registration at the Children's Information Desk. Recommended for parents with babies and toddlers.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomParents/Caregivers
Mon, September 26
@ 2 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 for Beginners
Learn how to create a slideshow presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images and clipart, and running your slideshow.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
Mon, September 26
@ 4 p.m.
Game On @ Bronx Library Center
Play Wii, PS3, and Xbox games at the library. For ages 7 to 12 years old. Pre-registration is required. Limited to 15 children.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
Mon, September 26
@ 6 p.m.
Tertulia Literaria Book Discussion in Spanish / El alquimista: Una fabula para seguir tus suenos   por Paulo Coelho
Tertulia Literaria Book Discussion in Spanish Lunes/Monday el 26 de Septiembre 2016 6:00 pm-7:00 pm El alquimista Por Paulo Coelho Para reservar este libro, consulte en el centro de información en el 4o piso. Barcelona, 1957. Daniel Sempere y su amigo Fermín, los héroes de La Sombra del Viento, regresan de nuevo a la aventura para afrontar el mayor desafío de sus vidas. Justo cuando todo empezaba a sonreírles, un inquietante personaje visita la librería de Sempere y amenaza con desvela…
Bronx Library Center, Latino and Puerto Rican Cultural CollectionAdults
Tue, September 27
@ 2 p.m.
TechConnect
Email for Beginners
Learn how to manage your contacts through your address book, and how to send and receive document and picture files as email attachments.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
Tue, September 27
@ 4:30 p.m.
Minecraft
Can’t get enough Minecraft? Join us in the computer lab for an hour and a half of Minecraft fun. We mine, craft, and trade tips! Ages 12-18.
Bronx Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, September 28
@ 10:30 a.m.
Book Discussion: House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
Please join us for a discussion of House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III. Publisher Summary NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE In this riveting novel of almost unbearable suspense, three fragile yet determined people become dangerously entangled in a relentlessly escalating crisis. Colonel Behrani, once a wealthy man in Iran, is now a struggling immigrant willing to bet everything he has to restore his family's dignity. Kathy Nicolo is a troubled young woman whose house…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Wed, September 28
@ 2 p.m.
Searching Besides Google: SAH Archipedia
The SAH Archipedia Encyclopedia of the built world published by the Society of Architectural Historians and the UVa Press. Contains histories, photographs, and maps for more than 17,000 structures and places, including buildings, landscapes, infrastructure, monuments, artwork, and more.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
Wed, September 28
@ 4 p.m.
Computer Zone
Waiting too long for the next available computer? Feel free to come to the computer zone and use the computer without the wait. Limited to 12 children. For ages 7 to 12 . Pre-registration required.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
Wed, September 28
@ 5:30 p.m.
College Community
Come join a network of support to achieve your college dream. Events, programs and guidance on how to navigate the road to higher education.
Bronx Library Center, Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, September 29
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Story Time
Children ages 3-4 can enjoy picture books with the librarian.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
Thu, September 29
@ 2 p.m.
TechConnect
Correo Electronico para Principiantes
Aprenda cómo funciona el correo electrónico, suscribirse a una cuenta de correo electrónico gratuito, y aprender sobre el envío, respuesta y reenvío de mensajes.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
Thu, September 29
@ 4 p.m.
Learning Express Library ( Clase en Espanol)Bronx Library Center, Teen CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, September 29
@ 4 p.m.
Animal Book Making
Hands-on projects using a variety of skills. For ages 7 to 12 years old. Limited to 30 children. Pre-registration required.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
Fri, September 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
Game on
Come show off your gaming skills and let’s see who really has Game.
Bronx Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, September 30
@ 4 p.m.
Game Day
Play a variety of board games at the Library. For ages 5 to 12 years old.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
Fri, September 30
@ 5 p.m.
Somos Latinas Por Ernesto Camacho
Bronx Library Center Latino & Puerto Rican Cultural Center Puerto Rican Heritage Gallery Ernesto Camacho Presents Closing Exhibit "Somos Latinas" September 30, 2016 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on the 4thfloor "Somos Latinas" “This exhibition portrays Latinas in a state of elegance in different scenarios, and more importantly, in papyri of different colors that stems from an amazing history in an array of moods and Colors, often, being viewed as one hue”. “My definition of Latina is: Who'…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Fri, September 30
@ 5 p.m.
Chess for Adults
Come Join Us Chess For Adults September 16 & 30, 2016 3:00-5:00 Room C22 · Adult Chess Players Welcome · Chess Set Provided · Check out Chess Books English & Spanish · Learn and Improve Your Skills
Bronx Library Center, Latino and Puerto Rican Cultural CollectionAdults
Sat, October 1
@ 2:30 p.m.
Movie screening: The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
The film focuses on a small New Mexican village threatened by development and how a single act of rebellion rekindles its pride and strength of spirit. Based on the novel by John Nichols. Director: Robert Redford. Cast: Chick Vennera, Richard Bradford, Carlos Riquelme, Rubén Blades, Sônia Braga, Julie Carmen. Runtime: 118 min. Rated: R Year: 1988
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Mon, October 3
@ 9 a.m.
The Art and the Colors of Life By Carlos Hugo Suarez
Bronx Library Center Latino & Puerto Rican Cultural Center Puerto Rican Heritage Gallery The Art and the Colors of Life By Carlos Hugo Suarez Opening Monday October 3-31, 2016 6:00-8:00 pm Visit the 4th floor Reference desk for more information Argentina has a magnificent school of art and training for their artists. Argentina also had great painters and teachers like, Castanino, Spilinbergo, Daneri, Bernini, Uruchua and many more. They left us a wonderful and impressionisti…
Bronx Library Center, Latino and Puerto Rican Cultural CollectionAdults
Mon, October 3
@ 2 p.m.
Digital Devices
Using SimplyE
Come learn about the Library's new e-reader app makes browsing, borrowing, and reading e-books easier than ever.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, October 5
@ 2 p.m.
Searching Besides Google: Books & Authors
This readers' advisory database helps people find new books to read, both fiction and nonfiction. This database was formerly called What Do I Read Next? You can browse authors or genres with this database. It almost seems like a bookstore online!
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
Sat, October 8
@ 1 p.m.
Indie Author Fair
Join as libraries across North America host local Indie Author Day events on October 8th, 2016. This event is designed to bring local writing communities together in their libraries to participate in author panels, book readings and signings, workshops, presentations and more. Then, at 2 pm EST everyone will join a digital gathering featuring Q&A with writers, agents and industry leaders that will bring together the larger indie community. To learn more, click here.
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Sun, October 9
@ 2 p.m.
Rafael Hernandez Music Festival
Please join us for the Rafael Hernandez Music Festival sponsored by the Association for Puerto Rican Hispanic Heritage. Enjoy the music composed by Rafael Hernandez and performed by various Latin artists including: Vocalist Gloria Mirabal, Pianist Zoila Martinez, Harpist Jose Luis Rodriguez, Soprano Eva de la O and Singer-songwriter Fredi Dionisio. Rafael Hernandez (1892-1965) is considered to be one of the greatest Puerto Rican composer.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Tue, October 11
@ 11 a.m.
Learn Basic Sign Language
Please join us for a free 6-week series on learning Basic Sign Language. Participants will be given a basic introduction to American Sign Language. They will learn the dominant hand rule, manual alphabet, some numbers, and basic signs used in ASL. Tuesdays 11 am -12 noon October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 2016 Attendance is required at all six sessions. This series is presented through the kind courtesy of the United Cerebral Palsy of NYC.
Bronx Library CenterAdults,
Persons with Disabilities
Wed, October 12
@ 2 p.m.
Searching Besides Google: Explora for Educators
This database is helpful for teachers because it highlights lesson plans, curriculum standards including the Common Core, and professional development web sites for teachers. It even has scavenger hunts for students.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
Sat, October 15
@ 4 p.m.
Writers' Panel featuring Los Bárbaros Literary Journal: Recreating New York in Spanish
Join us for a conversation about the present and the future of Literature in Spanish in New York City. Learn about periodical publication Los Barbaros, and its writers - many young and female who are starting their careers; the role of new anthologies, publishing houses and the graduate Creative Writing programs that are changing the historic relation between the Spanish language and New York City. Writers will also read from their works in English and Spanish.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Mon, October 17
@ 2 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Blogging for Beginners: Tumblr
Learn what a blog is, see examples of blogs, learn how to blog and to create your own using Tumblr.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, October 17
@ 6 p.m.
Learn Basic Spanish in 8 weeks!
Learn Basic Spanish in 8 weeks. Monday, October 17 @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm Monday, October 24 @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm Monday, November 7 @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm Monday, November 14 @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm Monday, November 21 @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm Monday, November 28 @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm Monday, December 5 @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm Monday, December 12 @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm Limited to 15 participants. Attendance is required at all 8 sessions. Registration is on October 17, 2016, Monday @ 6 pm sharp.
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Wed, October 19
@ 2 p.m.
Publisher en Espanol
Aprende el crear documents por la computer en Publisher en este clase.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
Sat, October 22
@ 2:30 p.m.
Double Entendre in Concert
Please join us for a concert by Double Entendre featuring oboe and bassoon quartets. Founded in 2005, NYC-based Double Entendre Music Ensemble is a collective of like-minded musicians devoted to adventurous exploration of the double reed repertoire. Noted for its first-rate musicianship and creativity, the Ensemble illuminates classics, revives neglected music, and commissions new works for these soulful instruments.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Mon, October 24
@ 2 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Twitter Basics
What is follow us on Twitter? Learn how to share photos, videos and short messages with other users around the world. See what your favorite people around the world are doing!
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, October 28
@ 3 p.m.
NYCitizenship Information Session
Apply for Citizenship: NYCitizenship Free Legal Help Information Sessions Are you ready to apply for Citizenship? Come to an information session with the NYCitizenship attorney to find out. Learn about the benefits of becoming a citizen and receiving financial counseling. La información estará disponible en inglés y español. No registration required. NYCitizenship legal services are solely provided by the New York Legal Assistance Group through a city-wide partnership with the NYC…
Bronx Library CenterAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
Sat, October 29
@ 2 p.m.
Birds of Prey
Encounter hawks, owls, falcons or other species up close as we explore the adaptations of these winged wonders and examine the mechanics behind bird flight! Touch raptor artifacts such as talons, skulls, and feathers. A lucky volunteer may even get to help with some of the demonstrations. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Presented by New Canaan Nature Center.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, October 29
@ 2:30 p.m.
Murder and Madness and Poe
An hour-long drama with poetry, music and readings Written and Directed by David Houston Rick Heuthe as Edgar Allan Poe Edgar paces impatiently in the office of booking agents in New York City in 1848. He proposes a lecture tour with readings of his controversial stories of murder and madness, all the while professing his sanity, his reliability, and his fame—citing examples from his turbulent life, which is finally on the mend after years of tragedy and anxiety. He needs the money badly:…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Mon, October 31
@ 2 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Getting Around: Direction Websites and Apps
Need to know how to get around? This class we look at those hidden gems that get you to your destination.
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, November 19
@ 2:30 p.m.
A Musical Tribute to the Music of Motown by NYC Pop/Jazz Vocalist & the Ladies of Soul
Jazz/Pop Vocalist Cody Childs & the Ladies of Soul perform a tribute to the music of Motown. This tribute includes historical notes on the origins of the Motown Company and biographical notes on many of its legendary artists as well as a performance of such Motown classics as “My Girl”, “ Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”, “My Guy”, “Just My Imagination”, “Quicksand”, ”Where Did Our Love Go?”, “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch”, ”You Are The Sunshine of My Life”, “For Once In My Life” & more.…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
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