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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, June 12
@ 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
Mon, June 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Aging in America: A Cultural History, with Lawrence R. Samuel, founder of Boomers 3.0. and author of several books, including "Freud on Madison Avenue: Motivation Research and Subliminal Advertising in America."
This illustrated lecture traces the story of aging in the United States over the course of the last half century. 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, June 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
Sports Photography: Capturing the Moment with Al Bello
New York Press Photographers Association presents: Sports Photography: Capturing the Moment with Al Bello, Chief Sports Photographer, Getty Images A presentation of Sports photographs that show the pictures, the behind the scenes , and the process of how the Sport photographs were captured. Monday, June 12, 2017 6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Library Corner Room - First Floor Al Bello is the Chief Sports Photographer for Getty Images in North America. He has photographed sport and p…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, June 12
@ 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
Mon, June 12
@ 8:30 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
Mon, June 12
@ 9:30 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, June 13
@ 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, June 13
@ 10:30 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
MS PowerPoint 2010 for Beginners
Learn how to create a slideshow presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images and clipart, and running your slideshow.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tue, June 13
@ 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, June 13
@ 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, June 13
@ 4 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - New York, NY: It's a Mysterious Town
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 June 2017 Caption Wednesday, June 7, 1:00 PM Tuesday, June 13, 4:00 PM Last Stop, Ditmars by Tori Carrington The widow of Mihalos Abramopoulos, the recently deceased owner of the Acropolis Diner in Astoria, asked me, owner of the Spyros Metropolis Detective Agency, to find her husband’s…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, June 13
@ 5:30 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
Tue, June 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
Tue, June 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Home Front to Battlefront: An Ohio Teenager in World War II, with Frank Lavin, a US ambassador, White House aide, banker, and trade negotiator.
This lecture features World War II history told through combat infantryman Carl Lavin, the author’s father, and offers insight into the United States (including New York City) in war time and the brutality of war in Europe. 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, June 14
@ 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, June 14
@ 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, June 14
@ 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, June 14
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Advanced Internet Searching
Learn advanced search strategies to narrow results and find the best information online.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wed, June 14
@ 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, June 14
@ 6:30 p.m.
Chinese Book Discussion -- 中文书籍讨论会
What are your favorite Chinese books?
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, June 14
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Jack's Wife Freda: Cooking From New York's West Village, with Dean Jankelowitz and Maya Jankelowitz, the co-owners of Jack’s Wife Freda, the wildly popular pair of identically named restaurants in New York City’s Greenwich Village and Soho neighborhoods.
This illustrated lecture tells the story of Jack’s Wife Freda, a pair of downtown restaurants whose signs bear the illustrated face of their namesake grandma, and have become part of the epicenter of Jewish comfort-food dining in New York’s Greenwich Village. 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, June 15
@ 2:30 a.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 70 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
Thu, June 15
@ 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, June 15
@ 10:30 a.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, June 15
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Advanced MS Powerpoint 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Powerpoint 2010. Topics include using transitions, animations, etc.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Thu, June 15
@ 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
Thu, June 15
@ 2 p.m.
All About Computers
3D Printing Mini Workshop
This workshop will cover the basics of 3-D printing, giving you the information you need to get started in this exciting new technology—no personal printer required. We will cover information on the tools, software, and services that make up the 3-D printing ecosystem and use an easy-to-learn application to customize a 3-D printed product. 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…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, June 15
@ 4:30 p.m.
Build a Better World: Button Pride
Build a better world through .... Button making! In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, celebrate your own uniqueness and the uniqueness of others and our community by making custom buttons, Pride themed! Make your own design or use a pre-made template, courtesy of your library staff. Participants will learn to use our button-press machine and take home their work! All supplies will be provided.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, June 15
@ 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, June 15
@ 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
Thu, June 15
@ 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, June 15
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
A Description of the New York Central Park, with Maureen Meister, art historian, professor, and author.
This illustrated lecture reintroduces readers to A Description of the New York Central Park, published in 1869 and widely considered the most important book about the park to appear during its early years. 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, June 15
@ 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
Fri, June 16
@ 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, June 16
@ 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, June 16
@ 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, June 16
@ 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, June 16
@ 6 p.m.
Mid-Sentence: Writers in Conversation | Rakesh Satyal, Grant Ginder
FREE - Doors to the Corner Room open at 5:30 PM. Rakesh Satyal, author of NO ONE CAN PRONOUNCE MY NAME, and Grant Ginder, author of THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING, discuss their recent novels. Mid-Sentence features writers in conversation on the state of literature today. All events are free and open to the public. For more upcoming events, visit http://bit.ly/midsentence ABOUT THE AUTHORS Rakesh Satyal is the author of the novel Blue Boy, which won a 2010 Lambda Literary Award and the…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Fri, June 16
@ 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, June 17
@ 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)
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