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Wed, August 10
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Food Swap: Specialty Recipes for Bartering, Sharing & Giving, with Emily Paster, cofounder of the Chicago Food Swap.
This illustrated lecture captures the fun and the flavors of the emerging food swap 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
Wed, August 10
@ 8:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Pages for Mac
Get acquainted with Apple's powerful word processor that gives you everything you need to create documents that look sharp and read beautifully.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, August 11
@ 10:30 a.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.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, August 11
@ 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
Thu, August 11
@ 3:30 p.m.
NYCitizenship Free Legal Help Information Session
NYCitizenship Apply for Citizenship: NYCitizenship Free Legal Help Information Session 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. No registration required. Next information sessions: August 11, 2016 3:30 - 4:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Library. 455 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016. First Floor- Roo…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Families,
Immigrants
Thu, August 11
@ 6 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
Thu, August 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
Thu, August 11
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Neither Snow Nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service, with Devin Leonard, a staff writer at Bloomberg Businessweek.
This illustrated lecture is a rich, multifaceted history, full of remarkable characters, from the the first letter carriers through Ben Franklin’s days, when postmasters worked out of their homes and post roads cut new paths through the wilderness, to stamp-collecting FDR, to the revolutionaries who challenged USPS's monopoly on mail, to the renegade union members who brought the system -- and the country -- to a halt in the 1970s. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, August 11
@ 8:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Advanced MS Word for Mac
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Fri, August 12
@ 6 p.m.
Open Book Night: World Literature
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 WORLD LITERATURE!…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Sat, August 13
@ 10:30 a.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
Sat, August 13
@ 1:30 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. This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sat, August 13
@ 2 p.m.
SATURDAY MOVIES: Three Amigos
Three Amigos DVD | Color | 1986 | 103 min | MGM | Rated PG 13 August | 2 PM After three silent movie Western stars get fired, they accept a job in Mexico. Directed by John Landis Starring Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, and Patrice Martinez All programs are free and subject to last minute change or cancellation
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sat, August 13
@ 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, August 14
@ 10:30 a.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
Sun, August 14
@ 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
Sun, August 14
@ 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
Mon, August 15
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
Beginner Word for Macs
Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Mon, August 15
@ 3 p.m.
All About Computers
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. This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Mon, August 15
@ 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
Mon, August 15
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
The Age of Sustainable Development, with Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University.
This illustrated lecture explains the central concept for our age, which is both a way of understanding the world and a method for solving global problems – sustainable development. 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, August 15
@ 7 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups- Homages: Sherlock Holmes and Alice in Wonderland
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! August 2016 — Homages: Sherlock Holmes and Alice in Wonderland Sherlock Holmes Wednesday, August 10 , 1:00 pm A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman In Albion, Sherlock Holmes, a consulting detective, and the unnamed battle-hardened narrator are called upon to solve the murder of a man in Shoreditch. Actors (Front L-R) Curt Dawson, Brian Reddy, Richard Woods, John Sei…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Mon, August 15
@ 8 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, August 16
@ 10 a.m.
All About Computers
Beginner Powerpoint for Macs
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. Class is on Mac Computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Tue, August 16
@ 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, August 16
@ 3 p.m.
All About Computers
PC vs. Mac
Are you a Mac, PC... or neither? Learn about the differences between Apple's Mac computers and Windows PCs by exploring the advantages and limitations of each platform. This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac Lab
George Bruce Branch Library
Adults
Tue, August 16
@ 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. This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Tue, August 16
@ 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, August 16
@ 7 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive, with Allison Gilbert, author of the critically-acclaimed "Always Too Soon: Voices of Support for Those Who Have Lost Both Parents," in conversation with Bill Ritter, anchor of WABC Eyewitness News.
This dialogue showcases creative and meaningful ways to keep the memory of loved ones alive. Please join New York City legend and anchor of WABC-TV Bill Ritter in conversation with author Allison Gilbert about her new and groundbreaking book, Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive. Passed and Present has been featured in People magazine and Arianna Huffington and Maria Shriver have tweeted about it. The discussion will focus on ways we can honor, remember, and celebrate the…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, August 16
@ 8 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
Wed, August 17
@ 2 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
Wed, August 17
@ 6 p.m.
Story Walk
Join us on a story walk around Midtown. We will take a walk and talk about the different books and movies that have taken place around Midtown to end our Summer Reading Program. The walk will begin at the Mid-Manhattan Library and will conclude at Bryant Park, which is just behind the historical Stephen A. Schwarzman Library. Resgistration is limited to 15. *Weather Pending. Rain Date on August 24th at 6PM* FLYER - July Summer Reading 2016 .pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Wed, August 17
@ 6:30 p.m.
Canceled
Author @ the Library
Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea, with Mitchell Duneier, the Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology at Princeton University and the author of the award-winning urban ethnographies "Slim's Table" and "Sidewalk."
This illustrated lecture traces the idea of the ghetto from its beginnings in the sixteenth century and its revival by the Nazis to the present. 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, August 18
@ 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, August 18
@ 2 p.m.
All About Computers
3D Printing Mini Workshop
This workshop will cover the basics of 3D 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 3D printing ecosystem and use an easy-to-learn application to customize a 3D printed product. Class is conducted on Mac computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, August 18
@ 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, August 18
@ 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, August 18
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
The Santa Claus Man: The Rise and Fall of a Jazz Age Con Man and the Invention of Christmas in New York, with Alex Palmer, a freelance writer and researcher whose work has appeared in "Smithsonian," "Vice," and "Mental Floss," among other publications.
This illustrated lecture spotlights the true story of John Duval Gluck, Jr., who in 1913 founded the Santa Claus Association, which had the sole authority to answer Santa's mail in New York City. 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, August 19
@ 1:15 p.m.
Summer Reading
Adult Coloring Group
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 first-ever adult coloring group. 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 LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, August 20
@ 2 p.m.
SATURDAY MOVIES: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Planes, Trains and Automobiles DVD | Color | 1987 | 93 min | Paramount Pictures | Rated R 20 August | 2 PM Easily annoyed Neal Page races to catch a plane two days before Thanksgiving. Directed by John Hughes Starring Steve Martin, John Candy, William Windom, and Michael McKean All programs are free and subject to last minute change or cancellation
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
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