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Tue, June 20
@ 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 20
@ 5:30 p.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
Tue, June 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. 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 20
@ 6:30 p.m.
"Memorable Moments from Broadway Musicals," with Mel Haber, a devoted music lover, primarily of popular music and opera.
Broadway musicals have delighted audiences for well over a century. Naturally not all musicals have been successful but those that have succeeded have given us many memorable moments. This illustrated lecture features videos of some wonderful songs sung by legendary performers, including Jerry Orbach, Ethel Merman, Ezio Pinza, Jennifer Holliday, and John Raitt, among others. The songs "Try to Remember," “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Some Enchanted Evening," "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Goin…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, June 21
@ 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 21
@ 1 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
Wed, June 21
@ 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 21
@ 6:30 p.m.
Portraits in a Small Room with Robert Deutsch, Senior Photographer, USA Today
New York Press Photographers Association presents: Portraits in a Small Room with Robert Deutsch, Senior Photographer, USA Today The ins and outs or photographing celebrity portraits in less than ideal conditions … small hotel rooms, in a short amount of time. What to do, and what to not do. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Library Sixth Floor - Community Room Robert Deutsch is a staff photographer for USA TODAY since 1983, covering news, sports, and entertain…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, June 21
@ 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. 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, June 22
@ 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 22
@ 11 a.m.
TechConnect
earn Programming Fundamentals with Python -*PLEASE READ CLASS DESCRIPTION*
Learn the fundamentals of computer programming with the popular language Python. This class will cover concepts fundamental to all programming languages and provide an introduction to coding more generally. Note that this is a two-part class, the first session will be from 11am - 1pm, the second from 2pm-4pm, with a one hour lunch break between. You must attend the first session in order to attend the second. You MUST be comfortable using a computer in order to code, especially typing.…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, June 22
@ 5:30 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. 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, June 22
@ 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 22
@ 6:30 p.m.
Beautiful Boy: Artist Lissa Rivera and Muse BJ Lillis in Dialogue
Beautiful Boy: Artist Lissa RIvera and Muse BJ Lillis in Dialogue June 22, 2017, 6:30 - 8 PM Mid-Manhattan Library, sixth floor FREE - Elevators access the sixth floor at 6 PM. Lissa Rivera (photographer and curator) and BJ Lillis (historian and museum professional) will discuss their project ‘Beautiful Boy.’ Rivera’s photographs of BJ, her romantic partner and muse, reference historical examples of gender construction in art. The techniques, fantasies and narratives of femininity are…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Fri, June 23
@ 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)
Sat, June 24
@ 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, June 24
@ 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
Sat, June 24
@ 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
Sat, June 24
@ 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, June 25
@ 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)
Mon, June 26
@ 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, June 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
Surviving Photojournalism: Becoming a Swiss Army Knife of Media with Todd Maisel
New York Press Photographers Association presents: Surviving Photojournalism: Becoming a Swiss Army Knife of Media with Todd Maisel, Senior Staff Photographer, New York Daily News Photojournalism is no longer about being just a good photographer, but entails being a “Swiss Army Knife,’ in the field. This means taking video, knowing geography, writing a good story and caption, taking notes, recording interviews and being active in social media including Twitter, Facebook and other mediums. By…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, June 26
@ 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. 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, June 27
@ 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 27
@ 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 27
@ 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 27
@ 5:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Intermediate Photoshop: Green-Screening and Effects
Learn how to set up a photo shoot and green-screen, then how to manipulate your images to create exciting composite shots in Photoshop. Then, learn to change the lighting using Photoshop’s lighting effects. This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Tue, June 27
@ 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 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
EVENING MOVIES: The Decks Ran Red
Mid-Manhattan Library, Sixth Floor Tuesday, June 27, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Elevator access after 6 PM. First come, first served. THE DECKS RAN RED DVD | B&W | 1958 | 84 minutes | Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. | NR In this suspenseful high-seas thriller, first-mate Rumill (James Mason) finally gets to command a ship, an aging scow of a freighter, following the suspicious death of the captain. The crew members are less than pleased when Rumill arrives and considerable tension aboun…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Wed, June 28
@ 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 28
@ 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 28
@ 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, June 29
@ 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 29
@ 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, June 29
@ 2 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, June 29
@ 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 29
@ 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 29
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
The Making of Jane Austen, with Devoney Looser, a professor of English at Arizona State University.
This illustrated lecture tells new stories about how Jane Austen (1775-1817) was made into an international literary icon in the two centuries after her death. 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 29
@ 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 30
@ 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)
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