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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Forty Autumns: A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall, with Nina Willner, a former U.S. Army intelligence officer who served in Berlin during the Cold War.
This illustrated lecture recounts a story about a world at war - about the Soviet-American superpower struggle for ideological superiority, about the birth and death of a reclusive communist nation - and about the power of one family's love and their four-decade struggle to transcend authoritarian oppression, to find each other again. 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 fo…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
Trivia Night
Come and test your knowledge in a challenging though entertaining 30-question trivia quiz. There are questions and categories for all comers, spanning subjects from music and movies to New York history, sports, literature and others in between. Individuals and teams welcome. Bring your friends and be prepared to have a good time! MONDAYS 6:30 PM–8 PM May 1, 8, 15, and 22. No registration required. First come, first served. Doors open at 6:15PM. About our trivia master Chris Vaccari: A g…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Today
@ 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
Tue, May 23
@ 10:30 a.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
Tue, May 23
@ 1:15 p.m.
E-Book Central
E-Book Help Hour: Get Started with E-Books
Need help getting started with e-books? Bring your laptop, e-reader, tablet, or smart phone to Mid-Manhattan's E-Book Help Hour. 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 with some e-readers, such as the Nook Simple Touch, you will need to download library e-books to your perso…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tue, May 23
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Twitter Basics
Learn about the online social network Twitter.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tue, May 23
@ 4 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Diverse Stories
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 May 2017 — Diverse Stories Wednesday, May 3, 1:00 PM Tuesday, May 9, 4:00 PM Caption Quality Control by Edwidge Danticat A reporter reunites with her college roommate during a trip to cover how the president and First Lady…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, May 23
@ 5:15 p.m.
Library Resources
Featured Database: Learning Express Library
Learning Express Library helps libraries improve the lives of their patrons everyday with online access to the most comprehensive selection of academic and career-oriented resources available. It features skill-building tools for reading, writing math and science. There is test preparation for high school equivalency and college admission exams. The workplace resources include tools for job searching, exploring new careers, and preparing for civil service, military occupational licensing exams -…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabBook Lovers,
Families,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
Teachers
Tue, May 23
@ 5:30 p.m.
All About Computers
iMovie Effects: Green Screening and More
Learn how to set up a green screen video shoot and create composite scenes with iMovie. This class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Tue, May 23
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust, with Amos N. Guiora, Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, the University of Utah and Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) in the Israel Defense Forces.
This lecture examines the legal culpability of the bystander told through the lens of the author s family experiences in the Holocaust. 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, May 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. The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the Corner Room on the first floor.…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, May 24
@ 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, May 24
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Protecting Your Privacy & Security
Need a security check-up? This class covers the best practices of keeping your information safe online and your computer virus free.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wed, May 24
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Design Your Own Video Game Controller!
Over the course of this 4-week program, you will examine how computer software and hardware interact, learn circuit basics, and explore principles of strong design as you use Makey Makeys to create your own fun game controllers, and create your own computer game to play with using Scratch! Workshop series is FREE. Space is capped at 15 teens, so please register in advance at the library.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, May 24
@ 6:30 p.m.
Hollywood on Hollywood, with Max Alvarez, an author and public speaker with over 20 years of experience in the areas of journalism, media criticism, archival research, teaching, and cultural programming.
This multimedia lecture features Hollywood movies and Hollywood moviemakers. 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, May 24
@ 8:30 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, May 25
@ 10:30 a.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
Thu, May 25
@ 11 a.m.
TechConnect
Learn Programming Fundamentals with Python -*PLEASE READ CLASS DESCRIPTION*
Learn the fundamentals of computer programming with the popular language Python. This class will cover concepts fundamental to all programming languages and provide an introduction to coding more generally. Note that this is a two-part class, the first session will be from 11am - 1pm, the second from 2pm-4pm, with a one hour lunch break between. You must attend the first session in order to attend the second. You MUST be comfortable using a computer in order to code, especially typing.…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, May 25
@ 11 a.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
(CEIS) Mid Manhattan Library Pop-Up Recruitment Interview Opportunities | Industrial and Transportation Industry
(CEIS) Career, Education and Information Services is pleased to announce our Pop-Up Recruitment Events, a fast, simple approach for employers to identify, screen and review credentials, as well as select potential employees for their organizations. Please join us, and meet with Recruiters who are screening candidates for: Retail - Manufacturing - Ware ehouse Assicates - Constuction Flaggers - Airport Cabin Cleaners - Baggage Handlers Wheelchair Escorts - CDL A Drivers - CDL B Drivers - Amb…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomJob Seekers
Thu, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 2:30 p.m.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Teach Yourself: Learn English Online
Explore websites and electronic resources at NYPL that will help you improve your English language reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. This class is for non-native speakers of English who have basic (or higher) proficiency in English.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabEnglish Language Learners
Thu, May 25
@ 4:30 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…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
Thu, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 6:30 p.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
Thu, May 25
@ 6:30 p.m.
Canceled
Author @ the Library
Super Freak: The Life of Rick James, with Peter Benjaminson, "The Lost Supreme: The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard" and "Mary Wells: The Tumultuous LIfe of Motown's First Superstar."
This illustrated lecture sheds light on Motown’s most controversial superstar. 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, May 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. The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the Corner Room on the first floor.…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Fri, May 26
@ 2 p.m.
Poetry, Sizhu, & Taiwanese Opera: An Ensemble from Taiwan
Poetry, Sizhu and Taiwanese Opera by Chai Foundation Music Workshop Sizhu, a type of ensemble arrangement that includes traditional Chinese string and woodwind instruments, has been the most fundamental musical style of the Chai Foundation Music Workshop (CFMW). CFMW’s performances blend multi-directional components, including Taiwanese folksongs, traditional Taiwanese Opera, old Mandarin ballads, modern music, pop music, children’s musicals, oriental musical theater and orchestration with et…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Fri, May 26
@ 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
Fri, May 26
@ 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, May 26
@ 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
Tue, May 30
@ 1:15 p.m.
E-Book Central
E-Book Help Hour: Get Started with E-Books
Need help getting started with e-books? Bring your laptop, e-reader, tablet, or smart phone to Mid-Manhattan's E-Book Help Hour. 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 with some e-readers, such as the Nook Simple Touch, you will need to download library e-books to your perso…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tue, May 30
@ 2:30 p.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
Tue, May 30
@ 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
Tue, May 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Casey Stengel: Baseball's Greatest Character, with Marty Appel, a former Yankee public relations director, television executive producer, and author.
This lecture paints an intimate portrait of a private man who was larger than life and remains the embodiment of the national pastime. 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, May 30
@ 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
Tue, May 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. The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the Corner Room on the first floor.…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, May 31
@ 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, May 31
@ 1:15 p.m.
TechConnect
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,
50+,
Adults
Wed, May 31
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Twitter Basics
Learn about the online social network Twitter.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wed, May 31
@ 4 p.m.
Programs in a Box
Design Your Own Video Game Controller!
Over the course of this 4-week program, you will examine how computer software and hardware interact, learn circuit basics, and explore principles of strong design as you use Makey Makeys to create your own fun game controllers, and create your own computer game to play with using Scratch! Workshop series is FREE. Space is capped at 15 teens, so please register in advance at the library.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
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