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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, April 10
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Advanced Internet Searching
Learn advanced search strategies to narrow results and find the best information online.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tue, April 11
@ 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, April 11
@ 2:30 p.m.
Spring Break Tech Camp
Hang out with us for Spring Break at the library's new Young Adult Lab! Tinker with digital media tech and learn: ...how to make music on GarageBand, ...how to #MakeYouTubeGreatAgain with basic video production on iMovie, ...how to make a StopMotion video, ...how to create button art with our own button press (and take home some buttons too! The Young Adult Lab will be open to all teens in the afternoon hours, and equipment will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, April 11
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
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
Tue, April 11
@ 5:30 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
Tue, April 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. 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
Wed, April 12
@ 10:30 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basic 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
Wed, April 12
@ 2:30 p.m.
Spring Break Tech Camp
Hang out with us for Spring Break at the library's new Young Adult Lab! Tinker with digital media tech and learn: ...how to make music on GarageBand, ...how to #MakeYouTubeGreatAgain with basic video production on iMovie, ...how to make a StopMotion video, ...how to create button art with our own button press (and take home some buttons too! The Young Adult Lab will be open to all teens in the afternoon hours, and equipment will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, April 12
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
MS Excel 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting & print previewing worksheets.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Wed, April 12
@ 8:30 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
Thu, April 13
@ 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
Thu, April 13
@ 1:15 p.m.
TechConnect
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
Thu, April 13
@ 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
Thu, April 13
@ 2:30 p.m.
Spring Break Tech Camp
Hang out with us for Spring Break at the library's new Young Adult Lab! Tinker with digital media tech and learn: ...how to make music on GarageBand, ...how to #MakeYouTubeGreatAgain with basic video production on iMovie, ...how to make a StopMotion video, ...how to create button art with our own button press (and take home some buttons too! The Young Adult Lab will be open to all teens in the afternoon hours, and equipment will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, April 13
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
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, April 13
@ 5:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative Open Lab: Photoshop, iMovie, and GarageBand
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 13.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} 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 i…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, April 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Chinese Calligraphy Class
Learn how to use a brush pen to write Chinese calligraphy with an experienced instructor. No Chinese language knowledge required. Library will provide supplies. Thursday evenings in March and April from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Group meets in the Co-Lab on the 2nd floor. 2017 March 2 March 9 March 16 March 23 March 30 April 6 April 13 April 20
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, April 13
@ 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, April 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative Open Lab: Photoshop, iMovie, and GarageBand
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 13.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} 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 i…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, April 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
TechConnect
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.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Fri, April 14
@ 10:30 a.m.
All About Computers
Protecting Your Privacy & Security
Need a security check-up? This class covers the best practices of keeping your information safe online and your computer virus free.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Fri, April 14
@ 2 p.m.
Health Information
Meditation for Stress Relief
Learn the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, and enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. Simple, yet powerful meditation techniques that can enrich one’s life personally, professionally, and spiritually will be presented. Takes place in the Second Floor Classroom
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, April 14
@ 2:30 p.m.
Spring Break Tech Camp
Hang out with us for Spring Break at the library's new Young Adult Lab! Tinker with digital media tech and learn: ...how to make music on GarageBand, ...how to #MakeYouTubeGreatAgain with basic video production on iMovie, ...how to make a StopMotion video, ...how to create button art with our own button press (and take home some buttons too! The Young Adult Lab will be open to all teens in the afternoon hours, and equipment will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, April 14
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
MS Publisher 2010
Learn desktop publishing basics using Microsoft Publisher 2010. Topics include creating flyers, brochures, business cards, and more.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Fri, April 14
@ 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
Fri, April 14
@ 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
Sat, April 15
@ 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
Sat, April 15
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Learn to Type
Learn keyboarding skills and practice typing.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Sat, April 15
@ 2 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
Sat, April 15
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
How to Spot Fake News
Learn how to identify fake news, understand credible sources, and practice looking over sample articles to determine their validity.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, April 15
@ 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, April 17
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Saving and Recovering Data
Learn how to save data to flash drives and other devices, as well as how to recover data that might be lost.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Mon, April 17
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Windows 7 Basics
Learn the basics of navigating a PC with Windows 7.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Mon, April 17
@ 8:30 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
Tue, April 18
@ 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, April 18
@ 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. This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Tue, April 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. 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
Wed, April 19
@ 8 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
Wed, April 19
@ 9 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, April 20
@ 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
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