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Today
@ 5:15 p.m.
Library Resources
Find Your Database
An introduction to NYPL databases and basic search techniques. Discover the Library’s most popular e-resources and learn how to identify and access the databases you need.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Today
@ 5:30 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Beginner Powerpoint for Macs
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. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
Chinese Calligraphy Class
Learn how to use a brush pen to write Chinese calligraphy with an experienced instructor. No Chinese language knowledge required. Library will provide supplies. Thursday evenings in March and April from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Group meets in the Co-Lab on the 2nd floor. 2017 March 2 March 9 March 16 March 23 March 30 April 6 April 13 April 20
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
Boris Pasternak - Поверх барьеров.  Борис Пастернак,  страницы жизни.
Иллюстрированная лекция - представляет Ирина Волкович Бори́с Леони́дович Пастерна́к (1890-1960)-русский писатель, поэт, переводчик; один из крупнейших поэтов XX века. Первые стихи Пастернак опубликовал в возрасте 23 лет. В 1955 году Пастернак закончил написание романа «Доктор Живаго». В 1958 году писатель был награждён Нобелевской премией по литературе, вслед за этим он был подвергнут травле и гонениям со стороны советского правительства. Программа "Поверх барьеров" основана на мемуарах, во…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Families,
Immigrants
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
TechConnect
PC vs. Mac
Are you a Mac, PC... or neither? Learn about the differences between Apple's Mac computers and Windows PCs by exploring the advantages and limitations of each platform.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
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. Open to adult Intermediate & Advanced English speakers only. No registration required. Just come and talk! The…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Fri, March 24
@ 10:30 a.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, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Fri, March 24
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Advanced MS Powerpoint 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Powerpoint 2010. Topics include using transitions, animations, etc.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Fri, March 24
@ 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, March 24
@ 6 p.m.
Mid-Sentence: Writers in Conversation | Alexandra Kleeman, Patty Yumi Cottrell, Ariana Reines
FREE - Doors to the Corner Room open at 5:30 PM. As elements of feminism enter the cultural mainstream, traces of gender norms continue to shape our responses to women--both on and off the page. Enter the Feminine Grotesque: The woman who makes a spectacle of herself, who won't behave--the woman who is unregulated, always too much or not enough. Why do we still find it so frightening when women spill past their own boundaries, taking on shapes in excess of social norms and expectations? And h…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Fri, March 24
@ 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, March 25
@ 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
Sat, March 25
@ 2 p.m.
SATURDAY MOVIES: The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven DVD | Color | 2016 | 128 min | Columbia Pictures | Rated PG-13 25 March | 2 PM Seven gunmen in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves. Directed by Antoine Fuqua Starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke All programs are free and subject to last minute change or cancellation
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sat, March 25
@ 2 p.m.
All About Computers
Intermediate Photoshop: Photo Retouching
In this class you will use Photoshop to clean up and modify digital images. Learn how to minimize blemishes, use the clone stamp tool, alter backgrounds, recolor images, and more. 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
Sat, March 25
@ 2:30 p.m.
How to Spot Fake News
Learn how to identify fake news, understand credible sources, and practice looking over sample articles to determine their validity.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Sat, March 25
@ 3 p.m.
Create the VISION BOARD of your dreams
MOTIVATE INSPIRE REINFORCE ACKNOWLEDGE VISION BOARD A visual representation of inspiration, hopes, intentions, and goals Visualization is a powerful mental exercise. To ring in the New Year, please join us for a vision board workshop. Learn how to create this tool to clarify, concentrate, and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Combine images, pictures, words, phrases, or quotes into a collage representing your vision for 2017. Saturday, March 25, 2017 3 – 5 PM Second Floor M…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, March 25
@ 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, March 26
@ 2 p.m.
Sunday Movies: Where Danger Lives
A young doctor falls in love with a disturbed young woman, becomes involved in the death of her husband, and has to flee with her to the Mexican border. Directed by John Farrow Starring: Robert Mitchum, Claude Rains, and Faith Domergue DVD | Black and White | 1950 | 84 Mins | RKO Radio Pictures
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, March 27
@ 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
Mon, March 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
MS Publisher 2010
Learn desktop publishing basics using Microsoft Publisher 2010. Topics include creating flyers, brochures, business cards, and more.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Mon, March 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Feeding Gotham: The Political Economy and Geography of Food in New York, 1790–1860, with Gergely Baics, assistant professor of history and urban studies at Barnard College, Columbia University.
This illustrated lecture explores how America’s first metropolis grappled with the challenge of provisioning its inhabitants. 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
Mon, March 27
@ 6:30 p.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
Mon, March 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
DE ADENTRO HACIA AFUERA (in Spanish)
DE ADENTRO HACIA AFUERA De adentro hacia afuera es un taller que explora las distintas técnicas que podemos utilizar para lograr una comunicación equilibrada con el espacio, con el otro y especialmente con uno mismo. Promueve la creatividad, la confianza, y la cooperación, así como el desarrollo físico, mental y emocional. En este taller exploraremos la posibilidad "de ser sin competir” a través de nuestra propia experiencia, creando un medio de comunicación que nos transportará a un mundo des…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
Immigrants
Mon, March 27
@ 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
Tue, March 28
@ 1:15 p.m.
E-Book Central
eBook Help Hour: Get Started with eBooks
Need help getting started with e-books? Bring your laptop, e-reader, tablet, or smart phone to Mid-Manhattan's eBook Help Hour. Please come to eBook 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 persona…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tue, March 28
@ 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
Tue, March 28
@ 5:30 p.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. This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Tue, March 28
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
"Sharing Jokes across Cultures: Problems and Possibilities" with Carol C. Gould, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Political Science, City University of New York and author of "Interactive Democracy: The Social Roots of Global Justice."
Drawing on the author's recent book as well as current events, this illustrated lecture analyzes several examples of jokes—American, Jewish, Irish, Egyptian, Eastern European, etc.—and some hard cases of offensive jokes and cartoons that have provoked visceral reactions from various cultural communities. It also considers the uses of humor for enhancing cross-cultural understanding in contemporary social and political life. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, March 28
@ 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. Open to adult Intermediate & Advanced English speakers only. No registration required. Just come and talk! The…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, March 29
@ 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. This month we will meet on the Fourth Floor in the PC Lab for a special edition of Coffee & Connections Questions? E-mail melissascheurer@nypl.org All Public Library Pr…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons Without Homes,
Adults
Wed, March 29
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Women Writers
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 March 2017 — Women Writers Wednesday, March 1, 1:00 PM Tuesday, March 7, 4:00 PM Who's Irish? by Gish Jen The narrator, a Chinese grandmother, struggles to understand her half-Irish granddaughter's upbringing through the lens of her Chinese culture. My Mother, the Crazy African by Chimamanda Ngozie Adi…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, March 29
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Windows 7 Basics
Learn the basics of navigating a PC with Windows 7.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wed, March 29
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
No Friends but the Mountains: Dispatches from the World's Violent Highlands, with Judith Matloff, who teaches conflict reporting at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
In this illustrated lecture, a veteran war correspondent describes her journeys to remote mountain communities across the globe—from Albania and Chechnya to Nepal and Colombia—to investigate why so many conflicts occur at great heights. 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, March 29
@ 8:30 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Digital Media Basics
Learn all about downloading, streaming, and converting music, videos, images and more! This class covers various services, software, and techniques for getting the most out of your favorite media. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, March 30
@ 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, March 30
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Computer Buying Guide
Learn about hardware and software before buying a computer.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Thu, March 30
@ 5:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Beginner Excel for Macs
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel for Mac. Topics include: entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting your spreadsheets for readability and much more. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, March 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York, with Tyler Anbinder, a professor of history and former chair of the History Department at George Washington University.
This illustrated lecture provides a vivid sense of what New York looked like, sounded like, smelled like, and felt like over the centuries of its development and maturation into the city we know today. 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, March 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
Chinese Calligraphy Class
Learn how to use a brush pen to write Chinese calligraphy with an experienced instructor. No Chinese language knowledge required. Library will provide supplies. Thursday evenings in March and April from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Group meets in the Co-Lab on the 2nd floor. 2017 March 2 March 9 March 16 March 23 March 30 April 6 April 13 April 20
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, March 30
@ 6:30 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, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
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