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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
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
Tue, October 11
@ 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
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Fri, March 9
@ 1:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Stocks and Mutual Funds: Investment Resources at SIBL
Discover SIBL's extensive and unique collection of financial information. This class will feature the best print and electronic tools for researching individual companies and mutual funds. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults,
Job Seekers
Wed, April 11
@ 1:15 p.m.
Financial Information
Social Security: How it will Fit in Your Retirement.
This class reviews the history of Social Security, explains how it is calculated and how much money and when people can expected funds to be available to them. Also, we review the web site and how an individual can obtain answer specific to their retirement plans. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults,
Job Seekers
Tue, March 1
@ 1:15 p.m.
Supervised Lab
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,
50+,
Adults
Tue, March 1
@ 2:30 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Twitter Basics
Learn about the online social network Twitter.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tue, March 1
@ 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, 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 computer and t…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tue, March 1
@ 5:30 p.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
Tue, March 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
Basic Chinese Conversation - Level II
Basic Chinese Conversation - Level II Learn Mandarin with an experienced instructor using the Mango Languages database Walk-in class | No registration required | No placement test 10 Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30pm Group meets in Co-Lab Room on the 2nd floor Walk-in class | No registration required | No placement test 2016 January 5 February 2 March 1 January 12 February 9 March 8 January 19…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Tue, March 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
Digital Devices
Cell Phone Buying Guide: Smartphones
Learn about the differences in smartphones to determine which phone is the best one for you. This class takes place on the 4th floor.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wed, March 2
@ 10:30 a.m.
All About Computers
Computer Safety & Maintenance
Learn how to protect your computer from viruses and perform regular maintenance functions to keep it running smoothly.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wed, March 2
@ 2:30 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Internet for Beginners
An introduction to the Internet, including getting connected, using a web browser, and navigating web pages. Learn how to find information online using search engines and subject directories.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wed, March 2
@ 2:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Mac Computers for Beginners
Learn the basics of using a Mac computer. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Wed, March 2
@ 5 p.m.
TechConnect
Office Readiness Series
The Office Readiness Series is a new 10-week series providing students with technology skills using MS Office 2010. Whether you are start-up business that needs to use Office for invoices, budgets and flyers or you want to improve your skills for a future position, this course is for you. The series covers MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Drive. Orientation will include additional information about the program and a brief assessment of your computer skills.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wed, March 2
@ 6 p.m.
TechConnect
Office Readiness Series: MS Word
The Office Readiness Series is a new 10-week series providing students with technology skills using MS Office 2010. Whether you are start-up business that needs to use Office for invoices, budgets and flyers or you want to improve your skills for a future position, this course is for you. The series covers MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Drive. Orientation will include additional information about the program and a brief assessment of your computer skills.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wed, March 2
@ 8:30 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Create Your Own Website
Learn how to make your own website for free using Google Sites. Add links, images, videos, and more to create your own piece of the web. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, March 3
@ 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 orientation to Photoshop's tools, layers, and adjustments as you work through two example projects. This class is taught on Macintosh computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, March 3
@ 10:30 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Advanced MS Excel 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Thu, March 3
@ 1:15 p.m.
Supervised Lab
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,
50+,
Adults
Thu, March 3
@ 2 p.m.
All About Computers
Get Photoshopped! Photo Retouching
In this class you will use the Photoshop to clean up and modify digital images. Learn how to minimize blemishes, use the clone stamp tool, alter backgrounds, and much more. This Class is taught on Mac computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, March 3
@ 2:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Learn to Type
Learn keyboarding skills and practice typing.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Thu, March 3
@ 6:30 p.m.
Chinese Calligraphy Class
Chinese Calligraphy Class Learn how to use a brush pen to write Chinese calligraphy with an experience instructor. No Chinese language knowledge required. Library will provide supplies. Thursday evenings in March and April from 6:30 to 7:30pm Group meets in the Co-Lab on the 2nd floor.…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, March 3
@ 6:30 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Facebook Basics
Learn about the online social network Facebook.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Thu, March 3
@ 8:30 p.m.
Blogging for Beginners
Blogging is a great way to share your thoughts with the world. See examples of blogs, learn how to blog, and even create your own for free with WordPress or other popular blogging platforms. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sat, March 5
@ 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, March 5
@ 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 orientation to Photoshop's tools, layers, and adjustments as you work through two example projects. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sat, March 5
@ 2 p.m.
Tinta, Papel, y... Café - Tertulias de escritura
ESTE PROGRAMA ES EN ESPAÑOL -- THIS PROGRAM IS ENTIRELY IN SPANISH TINTA, PAPEL, Y... CAFÉ TERTULIAS DE ESCRITURA - 2016 ¿Te Gusta Escribir? Si deseas explorar el modo con el que las mujeres nos enfrentamos a la creación literaria y su difusión en español Si escribes, tienes un libro publicado, o sueñas con hacerlo en breve Si estás buscando... Un espacio para compartir las dificultades de mercado de la mujer que escribe en español Una plataforma desde la que expresarte y mostra…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Sat, March 5
@ 4 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Photoshop Open Lab
Took a Photoshop class and need to practice? Need some help cleaning up an old photo? Bring your Photoshop questions and get individualized assistance in the open lab! Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sun, March 6
@ 11 a.m.
Project Code Phase 1 ClassMid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sun, March 6
@ 2 p.m.
Project Code Phase 1 ClassMid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Sun, March 6
@ 4 p.m.
Project Code Phase I Open LabMid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Mon, March 7
@ 10:30 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Mon, March 7
@ 2:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Resume Open Lab
This lab time is dedicated to job seekers who need one-on-one help creating a resumé. Assistance with document formatting and proofreading will be available. Please bring a written draft of your resumé and a USB drive to save and/or print your resumé.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Mon, March 7
@ 6 p.m.
TechConnect
Office Readiness Series: MS Word
The Office Readiness Series is a new 10-week series providing students with technology skills using MS Office 2010. Whether you are start-up business that needs to use Office for invoices, budgets and flyers or you want to improve your skills for a future position, this course is for you. The series covers MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Drive. Orientation will include additional information about the program and a brief assessment of your computer skills.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Mon, March 7
@ 6:30 p.m.
Experiments with the New York School: A Poetry Writing Workshop
Experiments with the New York School: A Poetry Writing Workshop This four-week writing class will take inspiration from the first generation New York School Poets, the literary avant-garde whose work together spanned the late 1940s through the 1960s. We will look closely at their poems and experiment with their practices: Kenneth Koch’s humor and invented forms, John Ashbery’s use of accidents and the unexpected, Frank O’Hara’s urban I-do-this-I-do-that poems and his casual, conversational voi…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, March 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
Basic Chinese Conversation - Level II
Basic Chinese Conversation - Level II Learn Mandarin with an experienced instructor using the Mango Languages database Walk-in class | No registration required | No placement test 10 Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30pm Group meets in Co-Lab Room on the 2nd floor Walk-in class | No registration required | No placement test 2016 January 5 February 2 March 1 January 12 February 9 March 8 January 19…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Tue, March 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
MS PowerPoint 2010 for Beginners
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.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wed, March 9
@ 2:30 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Internet for Beginners
An introduction to the Internet, including getting connected, using a web browser, and navigating web pages. Learn how to find information online using search engines and subject directories.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wed, March 9
@ 5 p.m.
TechConnect
Office Readiness Series: Open Lab
The Office Readiness Series is a new 10-week series providing students with technology skills using MS Office 2010. Whether you are start-up business that needs to use Office for invoices, budgets and flyers or you want to improve your skills for a future position, this course is for you. The series covers MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Drive. Orientation will include additional information about the program and a brief assessment of your computer skills.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wed, March 9
@ 6 p.m.
TechConnect
Office Readiness Series: MS Word
The Office Readiness Series is a new 10-week series providing students with technology skills using MS Office 2010. Whether you are start-up business that needs to use Office for invoices, budgets and flyers or you want to improve your skills for a future position, this course is for you. The series covers MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Drive. Orientation will include additional information about the program and a brief assessment of your computer skills.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
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