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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, July 5
@ 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. We're adding a new time for English Conversation! Come practice your English at lunchtime once a week. Join us in the C…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, July 5
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Twitter Basics
Learn about the online social network Twitter.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wed, July 5
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
"How the Books We Read Shape Our Lives," with Pamela Paul, the author of five books, most recently, "My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues," and the editor of "The New York Times Book Review."
This talk explores how the books we reads shape ours lives and how each of us, through those books, constructs our own life stories. 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, July 5
@ 6:30 p.m.
Swindles and Seductions: The Curious Affinity of Sholem Aleichem and Isaac Bashevis Singer
Sholem Aleichem and Isaac Bashevis Singer are each household names, and together, their writing careers spanned virtually the entire twentieth century. Their deep affinity transcends their shared celebrity, though. They defined the Yiddish response to modernity by taking a stance against progress and the other developmental ideals that had powered the Haskalah (Jewish Enlightenment). Drawing on the speaker’s award-winning book Never Better!: The Modern Jewish Picaresque, this talk will explain t…
Mid-Manhattan Library
Arturo A. Schomburg High School
Adults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, July 5
@ 8:30 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Create a Website With HTML and CSS
Learn the basics of coding using the languages HTML and CSS to create your own basic webpage using Neocities.org.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, July 6
@ 8 a.m.
Summer Reading
Building A Better World: Piece by Piece with Jigsaw Puzzles
Stop by Mid-Manhattan's pop up jigsaw puzzle table and lend a hand to the community puzzle. The puzzle table is open June 12 - July 12 during Mid-Manhattan Library's hours of operation or until we run out of puzzles!
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 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. 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, July 6
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Computer Basics
Learn about the various types and components of computers, including basic computer terminology, an overview of operating systems, and popular software applications.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Thu, July 6
@ 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, July 6
@ 2 p.m.
TechConnect
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 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, July 6
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Build a Better World - Arts and Crafts for Teens
Come join us for creative crafting as we Build a Better World through art. Every Thursday from 4 PM - 5 PM in the mezzanine. July 6 July 13 July 20 July 27
Mid-Manhattan LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 6
@ 5:15 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
Thu, July 6
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters, with Thomas M. Nichols, Professor of National Security Affairs at the US Naval War College, and an adjunct professor at the Harvard Extension School.
This illustrated lecture explores the perils of un-vetted information, that credentials are still important, and that giving experts their due is democratic. 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
Fri, July 7
@ 8 a.m.
Summer Reading
Building A Better World: Piece by Piece with Jigsaw Puzzles
Stop by Mid-Manhattan's pop up jigsaw puzzle table and lend a hand to the community puzzle. The puzzle table is open June 12 - July 12 during Mid-Manhattan Library's hours of operation or until we run out of puzzles!
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 7
@ 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.
Mid-Manhattan Library
Madison Square Park
Adults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, July 7
@ 1:15 p.m.
Library Resources
Featured Database: Lynda.com
Access over 3,000 courses in web design, web development, IT, education/instruction, media production, and business for free. Track your course progress, create playlists of potential coursework, and keep course notes. You will need your Library card and PIN to sign into Lynda.com during class.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Fri, July 7
@ 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, July 7
@ 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, July 8
@ 10 a.m.
Summer Reading
Building A Better World: Piece by Piece with Jigsaw Puzzles
Stop by Mid-Manhattan's pop up jigsaw puzzle table and lend a hand to the community puzzle. The puzzle table is open June 12 - July 12 during Mid-Manhattan Library's hours of operation or until we run out of puzzles!
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, July 8
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Design 360: Photoshop 1 - Photo Retouching Part 1
This class explores photo retouching techniques and tools for filling in cracks, removing wrinkles, and fixing blemishes. Topics include Spot Healing Brush, Healing Brush, Clone Stamp, and Frequency Separation. ***Patrons who arrive more than 10 minutes late to class will not be admitted*** Design 360 is a series of classes that aims to help students develop skills in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Each class includes a project that can be completed outside of class, either at…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sat, July 8
@ 10:30 a.m.
Library Resources
Featured Database: Ancestry Library Edition
Access billions of names inside the more than 7,000 available databases of Ancestry® Library Edition, including Census and Vital Records, birth, marriage and death notices, the Social Security Death Index, Passenger lists and naturalizations, Military and Holocaust Records, City Directories, New York Emigrant Savings Bank Records, and African American and Native American Records. In this hands-on demonstration, learn how to trace your family history using census records, vital records, milita…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Sat, July 8
@ 2 p.m.
SATURDAY MOVIES: Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger DVD | Color | 1993 | 113 min | Columbia Pictures | Rated R 8 July | 2 PM A mountain-rescue worker tries to recover money stolen from the U.S. Treasury. Directed by Renny Harlin Starring Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, and Janine Turner All programs are free and subject to last minute change or cancellation
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sat, July 8
@ 2 p.m.
TechConnect
Design 360: Photoshop 2 - Photo Retouching part 2
This class continues to explore photo retouching techniques, this time focusing on those used in recoloring photographs. Topics include masks, adjustment layers, frequency separation, and skin tone blending. ***Patrons who arrive more than 10 minutes late to class will not be admitted*** Design 360 is a series of classes that aims to help students develop skills in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Each class includes a project that can be completed outside of class, either at…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sat, July 8
@ 4 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
Sun, July 9
@ 10 a.m.
Summer Reading
Building A Better World: Piece by Piece with Jigsaw Puzzles
Stop by Mid-Manhattan's pop up jigsaw puzzle table and lend a hand to the community puzzle. The puzzle table is open June 12 - July 12 during Mid-Manhattan Library's hours of operation or until we run out of puzzles!
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sun, July 9
@ 2 p.m.
Sunday Movies: State of the Union
An industrialist is urged to run for President, but this requires uncomfortable compromises on both political and marital levels. Directed by Frank Capra Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, and Angela Lansbury DVD|Black and White|1948|124 Mins.|Universal
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, July 10
@ 8 a.m.
Summer Reading
Building A Better World: Piece by Piece with Jigsaw Puzzles
Stop by Mid-Manhattan's pop up jigsaw puzzle table and lend a hand to the community puzzle. The puzzle table is open June 12 - July 12 during Mid-Manhattan Library's hours of operation or until we run out of puzzles!
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, July 10
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
The Seasons Alter: How to Save Our Planet in Six Acts, with Philip Kitcher, professor of philosophy at Columbia University.
This illustrated talk presents the realities of global warming in the most human of terms―everyday conversation. 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, July 10
@ 6:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
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 July 10, 17, 24, and 31. No registration required. First come, first served. Doors open at 6:15PM. About our trivia master Chris Vaccari:…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Mon, July 10
@ 8 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
Mon, July 10
@ 9 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, July 11
@ 8 a.m.
Summer Reading
Building A Better World: Piece by Piece with Jigsaw Puzzles
Stop by Mid-Manhattan's pop up jigsaw puzzle table and lend a hand to the community puzzle. The puzzle table is open June 12 - July 12 during Mid-Manhattan Library's hours of operation or until we run out of puzzles!
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 11
@ 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, July 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. 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
Tue, July 11
@ 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Evening Movies: The Prize
Mid-Manhattan Library, Sixth Floor Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Elevator access after 6 PM. First come, first served. The Prize DVD |Color | 1963 | 136 min | Warner Bros. | NR A group of Nobel laureates descend on Stockholm to accept their awards. Among them is American novelist Andrew Craig (Paul Newman), a former literary luminary now writing pulp detective stories to earn a living. Craig, who is infamous for his drinking and womanizing, formulates a wild theory that phy…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Wed, July 12
@ 8 a.m.
Summer Reading
Building A Better World: Piece by Piece with Jigsaw Puzzles
Stop by Mid-Manhattan's pop up jigsaw puzzle table and lend a hand to the community puzzle. The puzzle table is open June 12 - July 12 during Mid-Manhattan Library's hours of operation or until we run out of puzzles!
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 12
@ 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. We're adding a new time for English Conversation! Come practice your English at lunchtime once a week. Join us in the C…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, July 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
Chinese Book Discussion 中文书籍讨论会
What are your favorite Chinese books?
Mid-Manhattan Library
Bronx Lighthouse Charter School
Adults
Wed, July 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics, with Kim Phillips-Fein, author of "Invisible Hands," and an associate professor of American history in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.
On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the blackout, this illustrated lecture provides an epic, riveting history of New York City on the edge of disaster―and an anatomy of the austerity politics that continue to shape the world 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
Wed, July 12
@ 8:30 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. Photoshop for Beginners is a suggested prerequisite for Design 360, a series of classes that aims to help students develop skills in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Patrons will not be admitted more than 10 minutes after class starts. This Class is taught on Mac Compute…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac Lab
Lafayette Academies Bronx Suspension Center
Adults
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