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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 2:30 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 60 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
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Before the Fires: An Oral History of African American Life in the Bronx from the 1930s to the 1960s, with Bob Gumbs, an artist, publisher, and author, and Mark Naison, Professor of History and African American Studies at Fordham University.
This illustrated lecture tells the personal stories of seventeen African-American men and women who lived in the South Bronx before the social and economic decline of the area that began in the late 1960s. 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
Today
@ 6:30 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
Today
@ 8:30 p.m.
All About Computers
iMovie for Beginners
Learn the basics of using Apple's entry-level video editing program iMovie by working through a simple project. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Tue, February 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, February 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
LinkedIn for Job Seekers
Learn strategies and tips on how to utilize your LinkedIn account in your job search, including customizing your LinkedIn profile, strategies for determining LinkedIn groups to join, performing basic and advanced job search using LinkedIn, and more.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tue, February 28
@ 5:30 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, February 28
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Manhattan Churches, with Richard Panchyk, author of 25 books, including "New York City Skyscrapers," "German New York City," "Catholic New York City," and "New York City History for Kids."
This illustrated lecture celebrates the wonderful diversity of churches in New York City’s oldest borough. 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
Tue, February 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
Tue, February 28
@ 6:30 p.m.
Basic Chinese Conversation Level II
Learn Mandarin with an experienced instructor using the Mango Languages database. 10 Tuesday Evenings from 6:30-7:30 on the 2nd floor Co- Lab Room. 2017 January 10 February 7 March 7 January 17 February 14 March 14 January 24 February 21 January 31 February 28
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, March 1
@ 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. We will meet on the First Floor in Room 101. Questions? E-mail melissascheurer@nypl.org All Public Library Programs are free of charge. This program is provided by the New…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons Without Homes,
Adults
Wed, March 1
@ 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, March 1
@ 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 1
@ 1:15 p.m.
Library Resources
Featured Database: Flipster
Access over 100 popular magazines, including Bon Appetit, Sports Illustrated, Time, and People, through this digital platform.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wed, March 1
@ 2:30 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
Wed, March 1
@ 6 p.m.
Between Carnival and Purim: Brazilian and Jewish Cultural Encounter. An illustrated lecture with Alex Minkin
An Illustrated Lecture with Alex Minkin One of the first dialogues between Brazilian and Jewish cultures took place at a so-called Yiddish Avenue. This neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, where the majority of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe settled in the 1920s, was also referred to as Little Africa, with Jews and African Brazilians living side by side and attending samba performances on adjacent streets. In celebration of the Brazilian national holiday of Carnival, and less than two week…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomFamilies,
Immigrants
Wed, March 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
The Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation is Reviving America's Communities, with Stephanie Meeks, president and chief executive officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
This illustrated lecture explores the many ways that saving and restoring the historic fabric can help a city create thriving neighborhoods, good jobs, and a vibrant economy. 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 2
@ 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, March 2
@ 1:15 p.m.
Supervised Lab
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 2
@ 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
Thu, March 2
@ 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
Thu, March 2
@ 5:15 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
Thu, March 2
@ 5:30 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
Thu, March 2
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack, with Steve Twomey, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter.
This illustrated lecture provides a fascinating look at the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor—the warnings, clues, and missteps. 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 2
@ 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
Thu, March 2
@ 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 2
@ 6:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Internet for Beginners
An introduction to the Internet, including getting connected, using a web browser, and navigating web pages. Learn how to find information online using search engines and subject directories.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Fri, March 3
@ 9:30 a.m.
LEAD Professional Development Program for Young Women Immigrants Information Session
LEAD Professional Development Program for Young Women Immigrants LEAD is an 8-week free professional development program for young immigrant women (ages 18-35 years old) that combines skills training, teamwork, and leadership development. Key goals are to support and prepare you better for access to college and/or for job search, entry into the workforce, and employment. Through a series of 8 interactive workshops, participants learn about: Job search process Resume writing US w…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers
Fri, March 3
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Internet for Beginners
An introduction to the Internet, including getting connected, using a web browser, and navigating web pages. Learn how to find information online using search engines and subject directories.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Fri, March 3
@ 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. Upcoming sessions: April 7th, May 5th
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, March 3
@ 2 p.m.
ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival -- At Eye Level
9th Annual JCC Manhattan's ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival At Eye Level Friday, March 3, 2017 2 PM 100 min l Germany l Dwarfism 11-year-old Michi fights everyday for respect in the children's home. Then he meets his real dad, Tom –a dwarf, even shorter than Michi. Life and coping with Tom, shame, and disability tests their evolving relationship. Directed by Joachim Dollhopf and Evi Goldbrunner. NISE: The Heart of Madness Saturday, March 4, 2017 2 PM 108 min l Brazil l…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryPersons with Disabilities
Fri, March 3
@ 2:30 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
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
Fri, March 3
@ 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 3
@ 6 p.m.
Mid-Sentence: Writers in Conversation | Melissa Febos, Leigh Stein
FREE - Doors to the Corner Room open at 5:30 PM. Melissa Febos, author of Abandon Me (Bloomsbury, 2017), discusses her new essay collection with writer Leigh Stein. Mid-Sentence features writers in conversation on the state of literature today. All events are free and open to the public. 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 Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Fri, March 3
@ 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 4
@ 2 p.m.
ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival -- NISE: The Heart of Madness
9th Annual JCC Manhattan's ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival NISE: The Heart of Madness Saturday, March 4, 2017 2 PM 108 min l Brazil l Mental Health After leaving prison, Dr. Nise da Silveira returns to work in a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Refusing to employ the new and violent electroshock treatment for schizophrenics, she is ridiculed and starts the revolutionary practice of Occupational Therapy. Directed by Roberto Berliner. Carte Blanche Sund…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryPersons with Disabilities
Sat, March 4
@ 2 p.m.
Tinta, Papel y...Café 2017 (in Spanish)
¿Te Gusta Escribir? Si deseas explorar el modo con el que las mujeres nos enfrentamos a la creación literaria y su difusión en español - Si escribes, tienes un libro publicado, o sueñas con hacerlo en breve - Si estás buscando... Un espacio para compartir las dificultades de mercado de la mujer que escribe en español Una plataforma desde la que expresarte y mostrar tu obra Entonces, Tinta, Papel...y Café es para tí Inscríbete en línea a la siguiente dirección: bit.ly/…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Sat, March 4
@ 2:30 p.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, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Sat, March 4
@ 2:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Moving the Waters, Catskill Dreams: New York City’s Liquid Assets | Margaret Cogswell, Diane Galusha | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. In conjunction with the exhibition Moving the Water(s): Croton Fugues and honoring the centennial anniversary of the initiation of the Catskill Aqueduct which in 1917 brought water from the Catskills more than 100 miles away, Margaret Cogswell and Diane Galusha di…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
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