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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, September 13
@ 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, September 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
Wed, September 14
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Computer Buying Guide
Learn about hardware and software before buying a computer.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wed, September 14
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups- Ode to the Subway
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 August 2016 — Ode to the Subway Subway Station, N.Y. City Wednesday, September 7, 1:00 pm Monday, September 19, 7:00 PM What's the Good Word? by Calvin Trillin A real New Yorkers knows that nothing good comes from the subway - not the air conditioned cars, the cleaning of the graffiti, or the restoration of the mosaics. If the train won't…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, September 14
@ 1:15 p.m.
TechConnect
LearningExpress Library
Learn test preparation materials and interactive practice exams that will help people improve their scores on academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wed, September 14
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
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
Wed, September 14
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement, with Michael A. Gould-Wartofsky, one of the first social scientists on the ground at Occupy Wall Street on September 17, 2011.
This illustrated lecture offers a front-seat view of the action in the streets of New York City during and following Occupy Wall Street. 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, September 14
@ 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. Class is conducted on Mac computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, September 15
@ 10:30 a.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
Thu, September 15
@ 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, September 15
@ 2 p.m.
All About Computers
Intermediate Photoshop: Photo Retouching
In this class you will use Photoshop to clean up and modify digital images. Learn how to minimize blemishes, use the clone stamp tool, alter backgrounds, recolor images, and more. This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, September 15
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Resume Open Lab
This lab time is dedicated to job seekers who need one-on-one help creating a resume. Assistance with document formatting and proofreading will be available. Please bring a written draft of your resume and a USB drive to save and/or print your resume.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Thu, September 15
@ 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, September 15
@ 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, September 15
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
"Religious Conversion in America Today: Pluralism and Politics," with Susan Jacoby, independent scholar and author of "Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion," as well as ten other books.
This illustrated lecture offers a provocative and original exploration of the cultural, economic and political forces driving religious conversion in the Western world. 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, September 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. 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, September 15
@ 6:30 p.m.
Trauma, Resilience and Writing: a Writing Workshop
Trauma, Resilience and Writing A Writing Workshop Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Second Floor Classroom In this class, we explore the act of writing during and after difficult events. Can writing "raw" in a notebook or journal be helpful? What type of writing exercises can heal or even empower? Finally, what kind of positive impact does writing a well-wrought piece of any size about the event or its aftermath have on its author and on others? No writing experience n…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, September 15
@ 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
Thu, September 15
@ 6:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Twitter Basics
Learn about the online social network Twitter.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Thu, September 15
@ 8:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Blogging for Beginners
Learn what a blog is, see examples of blogs, learn how to blog and to create your own using Word Press. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Fri, September 16
@ 1:15 p.m.
TechConnect
Apps on Tablets
Learn how to find apps, review apps and discover some of the most popular apps around for iOS and Android devices.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Fri, September 16
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
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, September 17
@ 10:30 a.m.
All About Computers
Stop Motion Animation
Learn the techniques of animating still images with iMovie to create compelling animated stories. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sat, September 17
@ 1:30 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
Sat, September 17
@ 2 p.m.
SATURDAY MOVIES: The Children’s Hour/The Loudest Whisper
The Children’s Hour DVD | Color | 1962 | 107 minutes | Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer | Not Rated 17 September | 2:00 PM Based on the 1934 play by Lillian Hellman, The Children's Hour is set at an exclusive girl's school managed by best friends Karen (Hepburn) and Martha (MacLaine). When 12-year old Mary (Belkin), the granddaughter of the town's most influential citizen is punished for telling a lie, she runs to her grandmother and tells another--and much more devastating--lie from which it may be…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
Adults
Sat, September 17
@ 4 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
Sun, September 18
@ 2 p.m.
Sunday Movies: The Sea Chase
As World War II begins, German freighter captain Karl Ehrlich tries to get his ship back to Germany through a gauntlet of Allied warships. Directed by John Farrow Starring Lana Turner, John Wayne, and Tab Hunter DVD | Color | 1955 | 117 mins | Warner Bros.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, September 19
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Swimming in the Sink: An Episode of the Heart, with Lynne Cox, who has held open-water swimming records all over the world, swimming without a wetsuit, and who has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
This illustrated lecture is about super athleticism and human frailty, about invincibility and the sudden (mind-altering) repercussions of illness, and about the triumph of spirit, surrender, and love against it all. 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, September 19
@ 7 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups- Ode to the Subway
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 August 2016 — Ode to the Subway Subway Station, N.Y. City Wednesday, September 7, 1:00 pm Monday, September 19, 7:00 PM What's the Good Word? by Calvin Trillin A real New Yorkers knows that nothing good comes from the subway - not the air conditioned cars, the cleaning of the graffiti, or the restoration of the mosaics. If the train won't…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Mon, September 19
@ 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, September 20
@ 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, September 20
@ 5:30 p.m.
All About Computers
GarageBand for Beginners
Learn how to create music using Apple's entry-level audio production program GarageBand by working with loops and software instruments. Please bring headphones to participate in this class. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Tue, September 20
@ 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, September 20
@ 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, September 21
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest, with Finn Brunton, Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU, and Helen Nissenbaum, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication and Computer Science at NYU.
This illustrated lecture offers ways to fight today's pervasive digital surveillance -- the collection of our data by governments, corporations, advertisers, and hackers 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, September 21
@ 8:30 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.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Wed, September 21
@ 9:30 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.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, September 22
@ 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, September 22
@ 1 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, September 22
@ 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. This Class is Taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
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