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Wed, August 31
@ 3:15 p.m.
Google Docs – Forms
Using Google Docs learn to create customized forms that can be used as survey tools. A Gmail account is required to attend the class. Seating is at 3:10 p.m. for those who have registered for the class. Please arrive early - you will not be admitted once the class has started. Arriving late forfeits your seat. Stand-bys will be accepted if registered participants are not present at the beginning of the event.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Thu, September 1
@ 1:15 p.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Job Seekers Career Resources: Explore Vault and Wet Feet
Find industry and career advice, job search and resume guides, and occupational surveys. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Fri, September 2
@ 3:15 p.m.
MS Word for Beginners
Learn the basic features of Microsoft Word 2003, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting. Online Advance Registration Seating is at 3:10 p.m. for those who have registered for the class. Please arrive early - you will not be admitted once the class has started. Arriving late forfeits your seat. Stand-bys will be accepted if registered participants are not present at the beginning of the event.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Tue, September 6
@ 1:15 p.m.
Global Business News & More using Factiva
Search 9,000 publications 118 countries in 22 languages. Explore Factiva's worldwide content. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Wed, September 7
@ 1 p.m.
Job Search Central
WorkSearch Orientation
Are you a 40+ job seeker? WorkSearch is an online system which provides links to job openings, skills assessment tools, and training programs at no cost to individuals. After taking the orientation, WorkSearch is accessible to registrants through the Internet, or through Library computers. Attendees will be shown how to download the information to a USB flash drive(Bring your own USB drive) Space is limited. No advance registration required- First come, first seated. Seating is not…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 250+,
Job Seekers
Wed, September 7
@ 3:15 p.m.
Basic Internet
This introduction to the Internet covers getting connected,using a web browser, and navigating web pages.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
50+
Wed, September 7
@ 3:15 p.m.
Introduction to Patents
General overview of patents and patent resources available at SIBL. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, September 8
@ 3:15 p.m.
Uncovering Your Family History: Introduction to Genealogical Research
NYPL boasts one of the country's largest free public collections of genealogical tools; this class introduces some key resources. With skills learned here, you might find the name of an ancestor on a ship's passenger list or discover the names of family members in historical census records.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Thu, September 8
@ 3:15 p.m.
MS Word Intermediate
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2003. Topics include tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes. Online Advance Registration Seating is at 3:10 p.m. for those who have registered for the class. Please arrive early - you will not be admitted once the class has started. Arriving late forfeits your seat. Stand-bys will be accepted if registered participants are not present at the beginning of the event.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Fri, September 9
@ 3:15 p.m.
Google Docs - Document
Learn how to create a word processing document using Google Docs. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, formatting, and inserting images, links, and comments. An G-mail account is required in order to participate in this class. Online Advance Registration Seating is at 3:10 p.m. for those who have registered for the class. Please arrive early - you will not be admitted once the class has started. Arriving late forfeits your seat. Stand-bys will be accepted if registered par…
Van Cortlandt LibraryBusinesspeople,
Job Seekers
Sat, September 10
@ 2 p.m.
Hand-Made
Hand-Made Crafternoon: Sept. 10, 2011.
UPDATE, August 19th: The registration for this event is NOW FULL. If you want to attend another Design*Sponge event, check out their New York book launch party at West Elm on Sept. 13th. Join crafty librarian Jessica Pigza of the Rare Book Division and Crafternoon author Maura Madden for a free DIY day at the Library. We'll be joined by Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney for an afternoon of fabric stamp inspiration. Attendees will get to create their own stamp and use it to make custom printed…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Mon, September 12
@ 3:15 p.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Job Seekers: Download a Customized Company List for Contacts
Find Companies and Executive contacts for your next job. Search by industry as well as location, size, and sales. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Tue, September 13
@ 12:30 p.m.
Orientation to the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
One part workshop, one part building tour, this orientation will cover how to get a library card, how to use NYPL’s online catalog and databases, and where in the building to find what you’re looking for. Emphasis will be on using the research collections specific to the building, but anyone interested in using NYPL libraries is welcome.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Tue, September 13
@ 3:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Business Plan Research Workshop
Description: Provides research guidance specifically tailored to your particular business plan. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Roosevelt Island LibraryBusinesspeople,
Job Seekers
Tue, September 13
@ 4 p.m.
Centennial
On the Plate!
From bodega sandwiches to high end restaurants, NYC's all about the food. Before you chow down on tasty treats with master chef Jailin Acevedo, check out NYPL's Menu Collection and see what people were snacking on 100 years ago! All materials will be provided. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Inwood LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, September 14
@ 1 p.m.
Job Search Central
WorkSearch Orientation
Are you a 40+ job seeker? WorkSearch is an online system which provides links to job openings, skills assessment tools, and training programs at no cost to individuals. After taking the orientation, WorkSearch is accessible to registrants through the Internet, or through Library computers. Attendees will be shown how to download the information to a USB flash drive(Bring your own USB drive) Space is limited. No advance registration required- First come, first seated. Seating is not…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 250+,
Job Seekers
Wed, September 14
@ 1:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Investing In Stocks: The Basics
Introduces basic investment terms and concepts such as risk and reward, IPO’s, p/e ratios, and relative p/e ratios. Ways to approach the investment decision and alternative stock investments such as mutual funds and ETF’s are discussed. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Wed, September 14
@ 2 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Blogging 101
Learn what a blog is, see examples of blogs, learn how to blog and to create your own, using Wordpress.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wed, September 14
@ 3:15 p.m.
Google Docs - Presentation
Learn how to create a slideshow presentation using Google Docs. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images, drawings, videos, and running your slideshow. An G-mail account is required in order to participate in this class. Online Advance Registration Seating is at 3:10 p.m. for those who have registered for the class. Please arrive early - you will not be admitted once the class has started. Arriving late forfeits your seat. Stand-bys will…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Wed, September 14
@ 4:30 p.m.
Using Zotero in your Research
This hands-on workshop offers a quick introduction to Zotero, a free bibliographic tool that resides in your Firefox browser and helps you gather, manage, analyze, and share your resources. Learn the basic functionality of the program as well as how to integrate your Zotero library with word-processing software for footnotes and bibliographies. A basic knowledge of web-based research tools and resources is suggested.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Thu, September 15
@ 1:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Business Start-up Resources & Services
Entrepreneurial resources for business planning, market research, expanding, research & assistance. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, September 15
@ 2 p.m.
Researching with E-Resources: Periodicals and Newspapers
Interested in reading newspapers and periodicals online? This workshop will explore NYPL's online current and historical periodicals and newspapers.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
College & Graduate Students
Fri, September 16
@ 9:30 a.m.
Research workshop for Repertory Company HS
Research workshop and tour for Seniors at the Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts. Students had selected from list of 20th c. works of theater, dance or music for term-long research papers. Workshop focused on primary and secondary documents in the performing arts.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterSchool Age (5-12 years)
Fri, September 16
@ 1:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Investment Choices: What is Right for Me?
This class is designed to help investors focus on their goals, to recognize the potential risks and rewards of different investments, to teach some basic information about different asset types, and to help match individual goals to investment choices. Also, we review useful information sources. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Fri, September 16
@ 3:15 p.m.
Clues from Family Photos
The best clues about old family photographs are found in the images themselves. This class introduces techniques for dating images as well as resources for researching photographs.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Mon, September 19
@ 3:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Bonds & Bond Mutual Funds: Investment Resources at SIBL
Introduction to Bonds and to the best of SIBL’s print and electronic resources for researching bonds and bond mutual funds. Other public web sites are introduced. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Tue, September 20
@ 1:15 p.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Job Seekers Career Resources: Explore Vault and Wet Feet
Find industry and career advice, job search and resume guides, and occupational surveys. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Tue, September 20
@ 2 p.m.
Researching with E-Resources : Catalogs
This class will concentrate on the use of the NYPL Online Catalog and of WorldCat, an online catalog of materials held in libraries worldwide. Effort will be made to focus on the specific needs of the class, so bring your current research projects
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Tue, September 20
@ 3:15 p.m.
Basic Email
Learn how email works, sign up for a free email account and learn about sending, replying to and forwarding messages.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
50+
Tue, September 20
@ 5:30 p.m.
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Lecture Series: New Avenues to Italian Family Research
June C. DeLalio, CG, has specialized in Italian family history for almost twenty years. She is the founder and past president of the Italian Genealogical Group in New York. This lecture will discuss some of the changes in Italian research that are not well known. New research sites and methods in the United States are often are below our radar. Some older research sites have also changed and expanded. This talk will give you more places to look for your research objectives and will answer questi…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wed, September 21
@ 1 p.m.
Job Search Central
WorkSearch Orientation
Are you a 40+ job seeker? WorkSearch is an online system which provides links to job openings, skills assessment tools, and training programs at no cost to individuals. After taking the orientation, WorkSearch is accessible to registrants through the Internet, or through Library computers. Attendees will be shown how to download the information to a USB flash drive(Bring your own USB drive) Space is limited. No advance registration required- First come, first seated. Seating is not g…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
50+,
Job Seekers
Wed, September 21
@ 1:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Planning for Retirement and College (IRAs, 401(k)s,529s & More
Where will the money come from! This class describes a variety of tax advantaged accounts that individuals can set up to help them acquire the nest egg necessary for retirement and/or college bound children. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Wed, September 21
@ 3:15 p.m.
Google Docs - Spreadsheet
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Google Docs. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting and print previewing worksheets. An G-mail account is required in order to participate in this class. Online Advance Registration Seating is at 3:10 p.m. for those who have registered for the class. Please arrive early - you will not be admitted once the class has started. Arriving late forfeits your seat. Stand-bys will be accepted if registered parti…
Van Cortlandt LibraryBusinesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, September 22
@ 9:15 a.m.
Class for John Jay College music students
Orientation and research workshop for 20th Century Music students, John Jay College/CUNY. Faculty contact is Evan Foss (Evan@nyu.edu), 443-414-2233
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterCollege & Graduate Students
Thu, September 22
@ 3:15 p.m.
MS PowerPoint for Beginners
Learn how to create a slideshow presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2003. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images and clipart, and running your slideshow. Online Advance Registration Seating is at 3:10 p.m. for those who have registered for the class. Please arrive early - you will not be admitted once the class has started. Arriving late forfeits your seat. Stand-bys will be accepted if registered participants are not present at the beginning of the event.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, September 22
@ 4:15 p.m.
Digital Gotham: Researching New York City History Online
Explore New York City history in minutes using a variety of online resources. In this hands-on class, you'll be introduced to historical newspapers, books, and thousands of photographs - many available from your own computer.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Fri, September 23
@ 3:15 p.m.
MS Excel for Beginners
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2003. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting & print previewing worksheets. Online Advance Registration Seating is at 3:10 p.m. for those who have registered for the class. Please arrive early - you will not be admitted once the class has started. Arriving late forfeits your seat. Stand-bys will be accepted if registered participants are not present at the beginning of the event.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Mon, September 26
@ 1:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Mutual Funds and ETFs
This class clarifies the differences between mutual funds and ETFs. We explain concepts such as net asset value and capital gains distributions, and demonstrate how to read a mutual fund statement. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Tue, September 27
@ 1:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Market Research Information Sources
Overview of selected sources, both print and electronic, for finding market research and reports. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Tue, September 27
@ 4:15 p.m.
Class for Fordham University students
Orientation research workshop for Freshmen in Introduction to Theater, fordham University, Lincoln Center campus Faculty contact is George Drance, SJ, Department of Theatre and Visual Arts, 212-646-6303 NB: I was not able to determine whether Freshmen students were Adults or Young Adults.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
NYC Dept of Probation, office at 340 Bay Street, S.I., NYC
College & Graduate Students
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