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Tue, October 4
@ 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, October 4
@ 6:30 p.m.
TUESDAY EVENING MOVIES: The Nun's Story
The Nun’s Story DVD | Color | 1959| 149 minutes | Warner Bros. | NR Audrey Hepburn portrays a nun whose life journey takes her from the staff of a mental asylum to a surgical nurse in the Belgian Congo. She returns to Belgium as WWII breaks out and is torn between the needs of the Resistance and the church's neutrality. Directed by Fred Zinnemann Starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Dame Peggy Ashcroft, Dean Jagger FLYER Tuesday Evening Movies summer -fall 2016.pdf All pr…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
Adults
Tue, October 4
@ 6:30 p.m.
Basic Chinese Conversation — Level I
Learn Mandarin with an experienced instructor using the Mango Languages database Walk-in class | No registration required | No placement test Fall 2016 10 Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30pm September 6 October 4 November 1 September 13 October 18 November 8 September 20 October 25 November 15 September 27…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults
Tue, October 4
@ 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, October 5
@ 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, October 5
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups- Thrills & Chills
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 October 2016 — Thrills & Chills Male Lion ; Female [Lion] With Cubs. Wednesday, October 5, 1:00 pm Monday, October 17, 7:00 PM The Yellow Wallpaper byCharlotte Perkins Gilman How ugly must wallpaper be to drive this poor woman insane? The Veldt by Ray Bradbury A nursery with the ability to change landscapes based on the children’s im…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, October 5
@ 2:30 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
Wed, October 5
@ 6 p.m.
Estate and Gift Planning Seminar
Are you working on your estate plans or need to update them? How can you best provide for family and loved ones while also supporting your favorite charities? Do you understand the probate process or want to avoid it? Are you confused by the continued estate tax changes? Most importantly, what will be your legacy? We are pleased to present an educational seminar for Library patrons and supporters. John Bacon, Director of Planned Giving, will present estate planning concepts in easy-to-und…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
50+,
Parents/Caregivers,
Adults
Wed, October 5
@ 7:30 p.m.
Picture Yourself Online
Need a simple headshot to use online? Don’t have a digital camera to shoot one? Do you have photos but need something more professional for a resume or LinkedIn? Come to Room 101 on the first floor where a professional photographer will take your picture in front of a backdrop. Photos will be optimized for online use and emailed to you. Dress to impress and look your best to put your best face forward! **PLEASE NOTE** By participating in this program you give NYPL permission to: take y…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, October 6
@ 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. This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, October 6
@ 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, October 6
@ 2 p.m.
All About Computers
Adobe Illustrator for Beginners
Learn the basics of Adobe's vector graphic creation program and how to create exciting digital art for print, video, and web Class is Taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, October 6
@ 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, October 6
@ 5:15 p.m.
eBook 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 personal…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Thu, October 6
@ 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, October 6
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud, with author Elizabeth Greenwood in conversation with writer and editor Jaime Green.
This discussion investigates our all-too-human desire to escape from the lives we lead, and the men and women desperate enough to lose their identities—and their families—to begin 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 for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, October 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. 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, October 6
@ 6:30 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
Fri, October 7
@ 2:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Learn to Use a Mouse
Learn how to hold, click, and move the mouse; how to scroll, how to highlight words; and practice new skills.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Sat, October 8
@ 10:30 a.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
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
Sat, October 8
@ 2 p.m.
SATURDAY MOVIES:Christine
Christine DVD | Color | 1983 | 116 min | Columbia Pictures | Rated R October 8, 2 PM, Sixth Floor Christine is no ordinary automobile. Deep within her chassis lives an unholy presence. She is a red and white Plymouth Fury whose unique standard equipment includes an evil, indestructible vengeance that will destroy anyone in her way. Directed by John Carpenter Starring Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky, and Harry Dean Stanton All programs are free and subje…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sat, October 8
@ 2:30 p.m.
Writing for Wellness
Writing for Wellness: A Writing Workshop Saturday, October 8, 2016 2:30PM - 4PM Second Floor Classroom First come, first served Please bring paper (preferably in a fresh notebook) and pens for this fun, meaningful, fast-paced class. Together we will do several fast-writing exercises and we will also discuss how to best incorporate writing into our lives as a daily tool for health, wellbeing and creativity. No writing experience necessary. About the instructor: Alissa Torres has ex…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sun, October 9
@ 2 p.m.
Sunday Movies: Out of the Fog
A racketeer terrorizes a small fishing community until he falls in love with a fisherman's daughter. Directed by Anatole Litvak Starring Ida Lupino, John Garfield, and Thomas Mitchell DVD | Black and White | 1941 | 93 mins | Warner Bros.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, October 11
@ 1:15 p.m.
eBook 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 personal…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tue, October 11
@ 5:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative Open Lab: Photoshop, iMovie, and GarageBand
Have you completed any of our Photoshop, iMovie, GarageBand classes? Do you have additional questions, a desire to learn more advanced techniques, or just want to practice what you learned in class? This Creative Open Lab time is available for you to practice what you’ve learned, ask the instructor about things you are unsure of, work on your own projects and explore new skills. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Tue, October 11
@ 6:30 p.m.
TUESDAY EVENING MOVIES: Labyrinth
Labyrinth DVD | Color | 1986 | 101 minutes | Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. | PG Created and directed by the visionary Jim Henson, and produced by George Lucas, this gothic fantasy which pits living and breathing actors Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie (who, along with Trevor Jones, provides the film's music) against a motley collection of Muppet monsters. Directed by Jim Henson Starring David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson, Christopher Malcolm, Natalie Finla…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Teachers,
Adults
Tue, October 11
@ 6:30 p.m.
Basic Chinese Conversation — Level I
Learn Mandarin with an experienced instructor using the Mango Languages database Walk-in class | No registration required | No placement test Fall 2016 10 Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30pm September 6 October 4 November 1 September 13 October 18 November 8 September 20 October 25 November 15 September 27…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults
Tue, October 11
@ 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, October 11
@ 6:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative Open Lab: Photoshop, iMovie, and GarageBand
Have you completed any of our Photoshop, iMovie, GarageBand classes? Do you have additional questions, a desire to learn more advanced techniques, or just want to practice what you learned in class? This Creative Open Lab time is available for you to practice what you’ve learned, ask the instructor about things you are unsure of, work on your own projects and explore new skills. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Wed, October 12
@ 2 p.m.
Voter Registration Fair
The Presidential Election is on Tuesday, November 8th! Are you registered to vote for the next President of the United States? Your last day to register to vote in the general election is October 14th! Join us for a Voter Registration Fair on: Date: Wednesday, October 12th Time: 2 – 4 PM Location: Mid-Manhattan Library-Room 101 VoterRegistrationFair2016 (PDF)
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Wed, October 12
@ 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
Thu, October 13
@ 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. This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, October 13
@ 2 p.m.
All About Computers
Adobe Illustrator for Beginners
Learn the basics of Adobe's vector graphic creation program and how to create exciting digital art for print, video, and web This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, October 13
@ 5:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative Open Lab: Photoshop, iMovie, and GarageBand
Have you completed any of our Photoshop, iMovie, GarageBand classes? Do you have additional questions, a desire to learn more advanced techniques, or just want to practice what you learned in class? This Creative Open Lab time is available for you to practice what you’ve learned, ask the instructor about things you are unsure of, work on your own projects and explore new skills. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, October 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Tong Wars: The Untold Story of Vice, Money, and Murder in New York's Chinatown, with Scott D. Seligman, writer, historian, genealogist, retired corporate executive and career "China hand."
This illustrated lecture explores the Chinese gang wars that engulfed New York’s Chinatown from the 1890s through the 1930s. 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, October 13
@ 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, October 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative Open Lab: Photoshop, iMovie, and GarageBand
Have you completed any of our Photoshop, iMovie, GarageBand classes? Do you have additional questions, a desire to learn more advanced techniques, or just want to practice what you learned in class? This Creative Open Lab time is available for you to practice what you’ve learned, ask the instructor about things you are unsure of, work on your own projects and explore new skills. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Fri, October 14
@ 6 p.m.
Open Book Night: Horrifying Tales
We are having a book social! We hope you’ll come and share a book you loved reading! What to expect at Open Book Night: 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell us what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. We want to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. Our theme this month is HORRIFYING TALES!…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Sat, October 15
@ 2 p.m.
SATURDAY MOVIES:Drag Me To Hell
Drag Me To Hell DVD | Color | 2009 | 99 min | Universal Pictures | Rated PG-13 October 15, 2 PM, Sixth Floor A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point. Directed by Sam Raimi Starring Alison Lohman, Justin Long, David Paymer, Reggie Lee, Lorna Raver, and Dileep Rao All programs are free and subject to last min…
Mid-Manhattan Library
University Neighborhood Middle School
Adults
Sat, October 15
@ 2:30 p.m.
Art & Architecture Talks
The Upper Worlds | Sue Willis, Joel Werring | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE — The Corner Room doors open at 2 PM. Artist, academic and Guggenheim Fellow Joel Werring joins Sue Willis to converse about her site-specific Art in the Corner Room and Art in the Windows exhibitions. The event begins with a presentation by Sue Willis. Sue Willis, The Upper Worlds, detail, porcelain and other materials, 2016. Photo: Arezoo Moseni Sue Willis is an artist born in Chicago and lives and works in New York City. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Univ…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
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