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Tue, April 4
@ 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, April 4
@ 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. 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
Tue, April 4
@ 6:30 p.m.
TUESDAY EVENING MOVIES: JASON BOURNE
Mid-Manhattan Library, Sixth Floor Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM JASON BOURNE DVD | Color | 2016 | 123 minutes |Universal Pictures | PG-13 Years after the events of The Bourne Ultimatum, former CIA assassin Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) resurfaces just as his former employers are implementing a new program aimed at hunting him down. Now fully recovered from his amnesia, Bourne teams up with Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) to uncover the truth behind his father's death, while simulta…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, April 5
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Planet Earth
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 April 2017 — Planet Earth Caption Wednesday, April 5, 1:00 PM Tuesday, April 11, 4:00 PM To Build a Fire by Jack London In the Yukon territory, a man decides to venture out into the cold with his dog to a mining camp nine hours away - despite warnings otherwise. The Weasel by Annie Dillard Dillard muses on…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, April 5
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
My (Part-Time) Paris Life: How Running Away Brought Me Home, with Lisa Anselmo, a writer and creative director.
This illustrated lecture explores one woman’s search for peace and meaning, and how the ups and downs of expat life in Paris taught her to let go of fear, find self-worth, and create real, lasting happiness. 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, April 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, April 6
@ 2 p.m.
All About Computers
Intermediate Photoshop: Brushes and Digital Painting
Learn to use Photoshop’s powerful brush tools to create painting effects and digital art that range from the subtle to the chaotic. 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. Class is Taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, April 6
@ 2:30 p.m.
Teatro Hispanoamericano - Literatura al alcance de todos
M i d - M a n h a t t a n L i b r a r y en colaboración con H u n t e r C o l l e g e presentan LITERATURA AL ALCANCE DE TODOS: EL TEATRO HISPANOAMERICANO El Departamento de Lenguas Romances de Hunter College y la Biblioteca Pública de Nueva York ofrecerán clases de literatura en español a los ciudadanos de Nueva York en el programa Literatura al alcance de todos. Un grupo combinado de estudiantes de Hunter y usuarios de la biblioteca discutirán textos narrativos y fílmicos duran…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Thu, April 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, April 6
@ 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, April 6
@ 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, April 6
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto, with Jessa Crispin, writer, editor, and author of "The Dead Ladies Project," and Madeleine Davies, senior writer at Jezebel.
This conversation highlights issues in contemporary feminism, calling for a radical reexamination of the movement. 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, April 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. Upcoming sessions: May 5th
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, April 8
@ 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, April 8
@ 2 p.m.
SATURDAY MOVIES:Stir Crazy
Stir Crazy DVD | Color | 1980 | 111 min | Columbia Pictures | Rated R 8 April | 2 PM Unemployed friends are wrongfully jailed for a robbery they did not commit. Directed by Sidney Poitier Starring Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Craig T. Nelson, and JoBeth Williams All programs are free and subject to last minute change or cancellation
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sat, April 8
@ 2 p.m.
All About Computers
Advanced Photoshop: Compositing Techniques
Take your Photoshop skills to the next level with Layer Styles, Layer Comps, Advanced Text Tools, and Alternate Transform modes. 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, April 8
@ 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, April 9
@ 2 p.m.
Sunday Movies: One Minute to Zero
During the early days of the Korean War, U.S. Army colonel Steve Janowski is one of the military advisers training the South Korean army and he's tasked with evacuating American civilians from the war zone. Directed by Tay Garnett Starring: Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, and William Talman. DVD | Black and White | 1952 | 105 Mins | RKO Radio Pictures
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, April 10
@ 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 April 3, 10, 17, and 24. May 1, 8, 15, and 22. No registration required. First come, first served. Doors open at 6:15PM. About our trivia…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Mon, April 10
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration—and How to Achieve Real Reform, with John Pfaff, Professor of Law at Fordham Law School.
This illustrated lecture is a groundbreaking examination of our system of imprisonment, revealing the true causes of mass incarceration as well as the best path to reform. 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, April 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, April 11
@ 4 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Planet Earth
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 April 2017 — Planet Earth Caption Wednesday, April 5, 1:00 PM Tuesday, April 11, 4:00 PM To Build a Fire by Jack London In the Yukon territory, a man decides to venture out into the cold with his dog to a mining camp nine hours away - despite warnings otherwise. The Weasel by Annie Dillard Dillard muses on…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, April 11
@ 5:30 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, April 11
@ 6:30 p.m.
TUESDAY EVENING MOVIES: Ben-Hur (2016)
BEN HUR (2016) DVD | Color | 2016 | 123 minutes |Paramount Pictures | PG-13 In this adaptation of Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of Christ (previously brought to the screen in 1925 and 1959), a Jewish prince (Jack Huston) spends years toiling in slavery after an old friend, now an officer in the Roman army occupying Jerusalem (Toby Kebbell), falsely accuses him of a crime. In time, he wins his freedom and competes against his betrayer in a violent chariot race, but an encounter wit…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, April 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
Wed, April 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores, with Bob Eckstein, an award-winning illustrator, writer, New Yorker cartoonist, snowman expert, and author of "The History of the Snowman."
This illustrated lecture captures our lifelong love affair with books, bookstores, and book-sellers and features evocative paintings and colorful anecdotes about the local bookshop, each with its own quirks, charms, and legendary 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, April 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
Revival Type | Paul Shaw, Tracy Ma, Sara Soskolne | Design and Style 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. There are over 200,000 typefaces (fonts) available today. This has led many people to ask why we need new ones. Moreover, why do we need new versions of older typefaces? The notion of reviving past typefaces began in the Victorian era and took permanent root when…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomBook Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Wed, April 12
@ 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, April 13
@ 10:30 a.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 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, April 13
@ 2 p.m.
All About Computers
Intermediate Illustrator : Shape and Text Design
Learn more advanced methods of modifying shapes, create new kinds of fills with Gradients, Meshes, and Patterns, and explore Illustrator's powerful text tools. 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. Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, April 13
@ 5:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative Open Lab: Photoshop, iMovie, and GarageBand
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Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, April 13
@ 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, April 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. 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
Thu, April 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative Open Lab: Photoshop, iMovie, and GarageBand
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 13.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} 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 i…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, April 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Is the Dictionary Dead? (The past, present, and future of defining English), with Peter Sokolowski, editor-at-large at Merriam-Webster and Ammon Shea, digital content editor at Merriam-Webster.
The representatives of Merriam-Webster present a talk on the challenges and changes in current lexicography, and on what the data from a digital book can tell us about the role that the dictionary plays in the lives of today’s word-searchers. 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, April 14
@ 2 p.m.
Health Information
Meditation for Stress Relief
Learn the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, and enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. Simple, yet powerful meditation techniques that can enrich one’s life personally, professionally, and spiritually will be presented. Takes place in the Second Floor Classroom
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, April 14
@ 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, April 14
@ 6 p.m.
Open Book Night: Books That Make You Cry
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 BOOKS THAT MAKE Y…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Fri, April 14
@ 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, April 15
@ 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
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