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Today
@ 2 p.m.
REEL TO READ Film Screening | Summertime (1955)
REEL TO READ Saturdays from 2-4 PM The page meets the screen at REEL TO READ, a curated series of independent and classic cinema. These free screenings, hand-picked by librarians, local authors, and film experts, include a Recommended Reads list based on the movie. Summertime (1955) Runtime: 101 mins Director: David Lean Language: English Rating: NR An American spinster's dream of romance finally becomes a bittersweet reality when she meets a handsome—but married—Italian man while vacati…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
Book Lovers
Mon, January 22
@ 10:30 a.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Resume Open Lab
This lab time is dedicated to job seekers who need one-on-one help creating a resume. Assistance with document formatting and proofreading will be available. Please bring a written draft of your resume and a USB drive to save and/or print your resume.
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, South Court Classroom AAdults
Mon, January 22
@ 5 p.m.
E-Book Central
E-Book Help Hour
Need help getting started with e-books? Curious about digital magazines, music, and video available through the Library? Bring your laptop, e-reader, tablet, or smart phone to E-Book Help Hour at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street! 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 wit…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Mon, January 22
@ 6:30 p.m.
The Elephant Map Project: Cartography as Stewardship | Connie Brown in conversation with Katie Losey
Can an illustrated map be a call to action? This was the question mapmaker Connie Brown asked herself two years ago. She resolved to make a map celebrating the magnificent and imperiled African elephant, a creature she had depicted frequently in her work creating commissioned painted maps. She wanted to create a pro bono work with rhetorical strength, one which—through cartography and illustration—would educate, enhance awareness, and spur viewers to action. Though she had the requisite cartogr…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults
Tue, January 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Learn to Type
Learn keyboarding skills and practice typing.
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, January 23
@ 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. Join us at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, January 23
@ 1:15 p.m.
Library Resources
Mango Languages: Learn Languages Online
Hola! Ni Hao! Bonjour! Konnichiwa! Dobryi den'! Come try out the Mango Languages program and start learning one of more than 70 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 at 42nd Street, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, January 23
@ 4:30 p.m.
Adulting 101
Join us in the Teen Zone (Room 67C) for our Adulting 101 series of workshops. Where you can learn the things you need to "adult" more effectively. January 9 - Setting Goals January 16 - Life Skills: Tie a tie January 23 - Apartment Search January 30 - Laundry All programs are subject to change or cancellations. Reservations are not required for thie event. Please call us at (212) 340-0925 or email mmlteens@nypl.org for addtional information. The information provided during thi…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, January 23
@ 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. Join us at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, January 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Windows 7 Basics
Learn the basics of navigating a PC with Windows 7.
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, January 24
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Advanced Internet Searching
Learn advanced search strategies to narrow results and find the best information online.
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, January 24
@ 4:30 p.m.
Wired Wednesdays
Ever wanted to learn how to... ...Photoshop octopus arms on a dog for fun? ...Design your own buttons? ...Mess with circuitry on MakeyMakey kits? ...Record that song you've been writing? Swing by the Teen Zone every Wednesday for creative, hands-on tech programs. We'll be tinkering with cameras, lighting, mics, and some basic digital media production freeware.~
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67CTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, January 24
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Orangutans: My Cousins, My Friends—Leif Cocks with Bonnie Wyper
Orangutan Project founder Leif Cocks chronicles his efforts to protect orangutans and ensure their wellbeing in captivity and the wild. The word orangutan comes from two Malay words: orang meaning person and hutan meaning forest. Orangutans, or people of the forest, are among the most intelligent primates in the animal kingdom, known for sophisticated communication skills and use of tools. For nearly three decades, Leif Cocks has advocated for these highly intelligent creatures; from rehabil…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults
Thu, January 25
@ 4:30 p.m.
Arts and Crafts for Teens
Come join us for creative crafting as we create fantastic art Every Thursday from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM in the Teen Zone - Room 67C January 11 January 18 January 25
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67CTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, January 25
@ 6:30 p.m.
Chinese Conversation - Level II
Learn Mandarin with an experienced instructor using the Mango Languages database.
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67AAdults
Thu, January 25
@ 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. Join us at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Fri, January 26
@ 1 p.m.
E-Book Central
E-Book Help Hour
Need help getting started with e-books? Curious about digital magazines, music, and video available through the Library? Bring your laptop, e-reader, tablet, or smart phone to E-Book Help Hour at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street! 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 wit…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Fri, January 26
@ 4 p.m.
Stop the Barcode - A Support Group for Self-Care and for Self-Harm Prevention Led by Teens for Teens
Join Nyquaisha, Shamika, and Solomon for Stop the Barcode, a peer group for self-harm prevention. Hosted at the Mid-Manhattan Library's Teen Zone, this peer group is created by teens for teens. Drop in to join the group, hang out, and meet others who want to take the next steps to get better. Light snacks will be served. stop_the_barcode.pdf
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67CTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, January 27
@ 10:30 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
MS 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.
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, South Court Classroom AAdults
Sat, January 27
@ 2 p.m.
REEL TO READ Film Screening | Bicycle Thieves (1948)
REEL TO READ Saturdays from 2-4 PM The page meets the screen at REEL TO READ, a curated series of independent and classic cinema. These free screenings, hand-picked by librarians, local authors, and film experts, include a Recommended Reads list based on the movie. Bicycle Thieves (1948) Runtime: 90 mins Director: Vittorio de Sica Language: Italian (English subtitles) Rating: NR Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, the Academy Award-winning BICYCLE THIEVES, di…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
Book Lovers
Mon, January 29
@ 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 at 42nd Street, South Court Classroom AAdults
Mon, January 29
@ 5 p.m.
E-Book Central
E-Book Help Hour
Need help getting started with e-books? Curious about digital magazines, music, and video available through the Library? Bring your laptop, e-reader, tablet, or smart phone to E-Book Help Hour at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street! 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 wit…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Mon, January 29
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Mid-Sentence | Dystopian Visions
Two debut novels make strange the world we live in: FEATURING Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks Simon Jacobs, author of Palaces in conversation with Eugene Lim, author of Dear Cyborgs In Leni Zumas's Red Clocks, five women navigate a world in which reproductive rights have been dramatically scaled back. Drawing comparisons to Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, the book offers “an alarming peek into a dystopian future…Each of the interwoven story lines is complex and heartbreaking in i…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults
Tue, January 30
@ 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 at 42nd Street, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, January 30
@ 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. Join us at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, January 30
@ 4:30 p.m.
Adulting 101
Join us in the Teen Zone (Room 67C) for our Adulting 101 series of workshops. Where you can learn the things you need to "adult" more effectively. January 9 - Setting Goals January 16 - Life Skills: Tie a tie January 23 - Apartment Search January 30 - Laundry All programs are subject to change or cancellations. Reservations are not required for thie event. Please call us at (212) 340-0925 or email mmlteens@nypl.org for addtional information. The information provided during thi…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, January 30
@ 5 p.m.
TechConnect
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 at 42nd Street, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, January 30
@ 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. Join us at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, January 31
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Advanced Internet Searching
Learn advanced search strategies to narrow results and find the best information online.
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, January 31
@ 1:15 p.m.
Library Resources
Featured Database: Credo Reference
Learn how to access hundreds of multidisciplinary reference book collections, including art, history, law, medicine, psychology, technology, bilingual dictionaries and encyclopedias from home with Credo Reference. Credo is a vast, online reference library, providing access to the full text of hundreds of highly regarded and popular titles. And Credo brings the facts alive with images, sound files, animations, videos and much more. Find speedy, simple answers and authoritative, in-depth articl…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, South Court Classroom AAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
Teachers
Wed, January 31
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Twitter Basics
Learn about the online social network Twitter.
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, January 31
@ 6:30 p.m.
Community Conversations
Community Conversations: Literary Life in New York | New York (City) State of Mind
Housing, local and federal politics, the environment—New Yorkers have a lot on their minds. Mid-Manhattan Library is organizing a series of lectures and conversations around the life of the mind for the average New Yorker. ​Following each public lecture, librarians will facilitate a dialogue with the goal of connecting neighbors and building new relationships through meaningful dialogue about local issues. Session 2: Literary Life in New York: Then and Now | Lecture & Conversation with Ke…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetAdults
Thu, February 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
Chinese Conversation - Level II
Learn Mandarin with an experienced instructor using the Mango Languages database
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67AAdults
Thu, February 1
@ 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. Join us at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Fri, February 2
@ 1 p.m.
E-Book Central
E-Book Help Hour
Need help getting started with e-books? Curious about digital magazines, music, and video available through the Library? Bring your laptop, e-reader, tablet, or smart phone to E-Book Help Hour at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street! 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 wit…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sat, February 3
@ 2 p.m.
REEL TO READ Film Screening I His Girl Friday (1940)
Saturdays from 2-4 PM The page meets the screen at REEL TO READ, a curated series of independent and classic cinema. These free screenings, hand-picked by librarians, local authors, and film experts, include a Recommended Reads list based on the movie. His Girl Friday (1940) Runtime: 92 mins Director: Howard Hawks Language: English Rating: PG In this undeniable gem of Hollywood's golden age, Walter, a hard-boiled newspaper editor, discovers that his ex-wife and former employee, Hildy, is…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 76Adults
Mon, February 5
@ 5 p.m.
E-Book Central
E-Book Help Hour
Need help getting started with e-books? Curious about digital magazines, music, and video available through the Library? Bring your laptop, e-reader, tablet, or smart phone to E-Book Help Hour at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street! 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 wit…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, February 6
@ 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. Join us at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, February 6
@ 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. Join us at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Thu, February 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
Chinese Conversation - Level II
Learn Mandarin with an experienced instructor using the Mango Languages database
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67AAdults
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