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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, August 27
@ 10:30 a.m.
Foundation Fighting Blindness Support Group
Share experiences, information, and support.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Sat, August 27
@ 1 p.m.
Opera Concert Series
The New York Opera Forum performs complete concert versions of operas with piano accompaniment. Programs with act-by-act plot summaries will be provided in large print and braille. On Saturday August 27th from 1:00 - 4:00 PM join us for Fidelio, Beethoven’s Spain-set political intrigue and romance, including noblewomen disguised as errand boys to find their jailed husbands.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Tue, August 30
@ 5 p.m.
Accessible & Assistive Technology
Voiceover and IOS for Beginners Short Course with Guest Instructor Ed Plumacher
Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:45 PM as follows: August 16, 23, 30; September 6, 13, 20. Please sign up for the entire series, which will orient you to your IOS device, from unboxing to getting online, communicating, and organizing your schedule and notes. When registering please let us know if you’ll be bringing your own device or borrowing one of ours.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Tue, August 30
@ 5 p.m.
Accessible & Assistive Technology
NVDA: a Free Screen Reader for Windows
Are you curious about how you could use a Windows computer with low or no vision? Do you wish your computer would read long articles and books out loud for you? Learn about a program, created by a team of blind programmers and freely available to anyone in the world, We’ll cover installation, set-up, basic commands for reading, getting online, and resources for further study. Please register to reserve your spot by emailing ChanceyFleet@nypl.org or calling (212) 621-0627.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, September 6
@ 5 p.m.
Voiceover and IOS for Beginners Short Course with Guest Instructor Ed Plumacher
Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:45 PM as follows: August 16, 23, 30; September 6, 13, 20. Please call (212) 621-0627 or email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org to sign up for the entire series, which will orient you to your IOS device, from unboxing to getting online, communicating, and organizing your schedule and notes. When registering please let us know if you’ll be bringing your own device or borrowing one of ours.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Thu, September 8
@ 5 p.m.
Accessible & Assistive Technology
Intro to GarageBand with Walei Sabry
GarageBand 10 for Mac is a user-friendly digital audio workstation that can be used to compose and edit music. It offers an abundance of software instruments and loops at a relatively affordable price. Come learn how to create a project, add tracks, choose software instruments, record music and share your project. Please call (212) 621-0627 or email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org to sign up.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, September 10
@ 10 a.m.
Braille Study Group
Join staff, peers and volunteers who can help you with your braille study plan and assignments and recommend strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level. Braille games and activities will help you put your skills into practice. This study group welcomes blind and sighted learners alike. If you’re not sure how to begin learning braille, we can help you get started. Register at 212-621-0627 or chanceyfleet@nypl.org.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Sat, September 10
@ 1 p.m.
Intro to LinkedIn with Assistive Technology
This professional social network can help you find out who’s hiring, network with colleagues in your field, learn from industry experts, and make it easier for companies who are hiring to find you. Whether you use a smartphone or a computer, you can learn to use LinkedIn effectively with screen reading or magnification software. This workshop will introduce you to LinkedIn basics including creating an account, making connections, finding jobs, communicating professionally, and building an eff…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, September 10
@ 2 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop
7-session creative writing workshop being held at the Andrew Heiskell Library in partnership with the New York Writer's Coalition (NYWC). Attendees will discover the value of their own stories. This is a great opportunity for NLS library members to get to meet and support their fellow writers. Registration is required. Participants are requested to commit to attending all sessions if possible.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryPersons with Disabilities
Tue, September 13
@ 5 p.m.
Voiceover and IOS for Beginners Short Course with Guest Instructor Ed Plumacher
Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:45 PM as follows: August 16, 23, 30; September 6, 13, 20. Please call (212) 621-0627 or email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org to sign up for the entire series, which will orient you to your IOS device, from unboxing to getting online, communicating, and organizing your schedule and notes. When registering please let us know if you’ll be bringing your own device or borrowing one of ours.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Sat, September 17
@ 10 a.m.
Braille Study Group
Join staff, peers and volunteers who can help you with your braille study plan and assignments and recommend strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level. Braille games and activities will help you put your skills into practice. This study group welcomes blind and sighted learners alike. If you’re not sure how to begin learning braille, we can help you get started. Register at 212-621-0627 or chanceyfleet@nypl.org.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Sat, September 17
@ 11 a.m.
Citizen's Advisory Council Meeting
We can’t serve you as best as possible without your feedback! Run by you, our patrons, this group meets quarterly to discuss issues, make suggestions on the library’s direction, hear news first, and meet staff. All ideas and opinions are welcome! Refreshments served.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
Persons with Disabilities
Sat, September 17
@ 1 p.m.
Accessible & Assistive Technology
The AT Crowd: A Place to Talk about and Test out New Ideas in Accessible Technology and Design.
Do you often think about how technology makes your life better, more difficult or just different? Do you have ideas about how the tools you use every day could be better? Are you working on software, hardware, services, or practices in the assistive technology field as a developer, designer, researcher or student? Would you like to meet other New Yorkers who work, play and live at the intersection of design and disability? If you answered yes to any of these, please join us for this quarterly g…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, September 17
@ 2 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop
7-session creative writing workshop being held at the Andrew Heiskell Library in partnership with the New York Writer's Coalition (NYWC). Attendees will discover the value of their own stories. This is a great opportunity for NLS library members to get to meet and support their fellow writers. Registration is required. Participants are requested to commit to attending all sessions if possible.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryPersons with Disabilities
Tue, September 20
@ 5 p.m.
Voiceover and IOS for Beginners Short Course with Guest Instructor Ed Plumacher
Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:45 PM as follows: August 16, 23, 30; September 6, 13, 20. Please call (212) 621-0627 or email ChanceyFleet@nypl.org to sign up for the entire series, which will orient you to your IOS device, from unboxing to getting online, communicating, and organizing your schedule and notes. When registering please let us know if you’ll be bringing your own device or borrowing one of ours.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Wed, September 21
@ 5 a.m.
Accessible & Assistive Technology
Intro to Social Networking for Peer Support and Community-Building
From starting a book group to planning a birthday to getting to know students and professionals in your field, social networking can help you connect, share and learn. For people with and without disabilities, social networking offers us unprecedented opportunities to share knowledge and experiences. Social networking can also help us learn about events, political changes, and movements affecting people with disabilities around the world. During this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to use…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, September 24
@ 10 a.m.
Braille Study Group
Join staff, peers and volunteers who can help you with your braille study plan and assignments and recommend strategies for taking your braille proficiency to the next level. Braille games and activities will help you put your skills into practice. This study group welcomes blind and sighted learners alike. If you’re not sure how to begin learning braille, we can help you get started. Register at 212-621-0627 or chanceyfleet@nypl.org.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Sat, September 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Foundation Fighting Blindness Support Group
Share experiences, information, and support.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Sat, September 24
@ 2 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop
7-session creative writing workshop being held at the Andrew Heiskell Library in partnership with the New York Writer's Coalition (NYWC). Attendees will discover the value of their own stories. This is a great opportunity for NLS library members to get to meet and support their fellow writers. Registration is required. Participants are requested to commit to attending all sessions if possible.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryPersons with Disabilities
Sat, October 1
@ 10:30 a.m.
Stargardt’s Networking Group
Share coping skills, gain new friends, offer emotional support and exchange resources in the Andrew Heiskell Library Community Room.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Sat, October 1
@ 2 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop
7-session creative writing workshop being held at the Andrew Heiskell Library in partnership with the New York Writer's Coalition (NYWC). Attendees will discover the value of their own stories. This is a great opportunity for NLS library members to get to meet and support their fellow writers. Registration is required. Participants are requested to commit to attending all sessions if possible.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryPersons with Disabilities
Sat, October 8
@ 2 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop
7-session creative writing workshop being held at the Andrew Heiskell Library in partnership with the New York Writer's Coalition (NYWC). Attendees will discover the value of their own stories. This is a great opportunity for NLS library members to get to meet and support their fellow writers. Registration is required. Participants are requested to commit to attending all sessions if possible.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryPersons with Disabilities
Sat, October 15
@ 2 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop
7-session creative writing workshop being held at the Andrew Heiskell Library in partnership with the New York Writer's Coalition (NYWC). Attendees will discover the value of their own stories. This is a great opportunity for NLS library members to get to meet and support their fellow writers. Registration is required. Participants are requested to commit to attending all sessions if possible.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryPersons with Disabilities
Sat, October 22
@ 10:30 a.m.
Book Discussion Group
Join us to talk about thought-provoking books! The group meets on Saturdays of alternating months, from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. If you can't make it to the library but would like to join us in conversation over the phone, please let us know by calling 212-206-5400. The scheduled sessions for 2016 are: October 22nd: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon DB 56893 December 10th: The Martian by Andy Weir DB 78389
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Persons with Disabilities
Sat, October 22
@ 2 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop
7-session creative writing workshop being held at the Andrew Heiskell Library in partnership with the New York Writer's Coalition (NYWC). Attendees will discover the value of their own stories. This is a great opportunity for NLS library members to get to meet and support their fellow writers. Registration is required. Participants are requested to commit to attending all sessions if possible.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryPersons with Disabilities
Sat, December 10
@ 10:30 a.m.
Book Discussion Group
Join us to talk about thought-provoking books! The group meets on Saturdays of alternating months, from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. If you can't make it to the library but would like to join us in conversation over the phone, please let us know by calling 212-206-5400. The scheduled sessions for 2016 are: December 10th: The Martian by Andy Weir DB 78389
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Persons with Disabilities

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