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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, December 6
@ 12 noon
Ch'an Coloring and Conversation for Adults
Do you think coloring is child's play? Well think again, coloring can be fun and relaxing for adults as well. Join us for a relaxing afternoon of coloring unique and intricate coloring pages. Coloring can help you de-stress, by focusing on a particular activity. This activity will stimulate the brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity. Coloring sheets and pencil crayons will be provided or you can bring your own supplies. Tea will be served and soft music played to put yo…
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 12 noon
Lunch Time Knitting and Crochet Circle
Are you interested in learning how to knit/crochet, or would you like to share skills and ideas with others? Have a project you’re working on or would like to start? Bring your own needles or hooks, yarn and projects for an informal and friendly gathering for all skill levels. Knit, crochet, chat and learn from each other. Limited assistance will be available. (Registration is not required.)
Aguilar LibraryAdults,
50+,
Immigrants,
Parents/Caregivers,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 12 noon
Writing Skills
Come and join the West Farms branch as we learn some writing techniques, tips, and share our writing. The group will meet every week and work on developing key writing skills for professional and personal writing.
West Farms Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 12 noon
TechConnect
Email for Beginners, Part 02
This is a continuation from Part 01 This hands-on computer class we will teach you to: Define email and point out some common email providers What one needs in order to send an email Structure of an email address Core email skills
125th Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 12 noon
Microsoft Office 2010
Intermediate MS Excel 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
67th Street Library, Computer ClassroomAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 12:15 p.m.
Public Speaking Workshop
Public speaking is an essential skill in today's workplace and a valuable ability to have to further your endeavors in whatever you're doing. The Toastmasters present a continuing series held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, is led by experienced public speakers in a supportive environment. All materials for this workshop are provided and there is no need to joing the Toastmasters to attend.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers
Tue, December 6
@ 1 p.m.
Meditation: Peace Begins With You and Me
Meditation:Peace Begins With You and Me Renate Lanotte, MS LCSW 5 part series Tuesday, October 18 1:00pm Tuesday, November 8 1:00pm Tuesday, November 22 1:00pm Tuesday, December 6 1:00pm Tuesday, December 20 1:00pm Many people all over the world are turning to meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthy life-style. Scientific studies have proven that the practice of meditation reduces stress and anxiety, as well as decreases the risk of disease. Many doctors recommend m…
Pelham Bay LibraryAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 1 p.m.
Stay Well for Seniors
Join us for a fun exercise class for all ability levels! Senior volunteers trained by staff from the Health Promotion Services unit of NYC's Department for the Aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for all ability levels. No special clothing or equipment is necessary. Those participating in the exercises must sign an activity release form.
New Dorp LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 1 p.m.
Creative Writing Club
Come and join the West Farms branch Creative Writing Club as we learn to write, share, and develop our creative writing. The Creative Writing Club will focus on honing our creativity skills and working within a group setting in order to polish our work.
West Farms Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 1 p.m.
The Island Writers
This is a group for all who are interested in writing professionally or personally. Come check us out! Every Tuesday at 1 P.M.
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 1 p.m.
All About Computers
Computer Basics
Learn about the various types and components of computers, including basic computer terminology, an overview of operating systems, and popular software applications. Space is limited, registration is required. Register by phone or in person one week before the class (November 29).
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 1 p.m.
Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Discover the many benefits of meditation and slow moving exercise in this weekly class led by certified instructors. Eliminate stress and enjoy peace of mind.
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 1 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Level English Class: Schwarzman Building - December 2016
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you! These classes are for adults preparing for the United States Citizenship Test, or who want to improve their English speaking, reading and writing by learning about American history and culture. Each class will focus on several of the 100 citizenship test civics questions. This program is for intermediate and advanced speakers of English. A new topic each week! (The same topic on T…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, December 6
@ 1:15 p.m.
E-Book 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, 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 personal…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 1:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Clase de Technología
Necesitas ayuda en como usar una computadora? Estamos aquí para ayudarte.
Mosholu Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 1:30 p.m.
Digital Devices
Ipad and Android Basics
This course will cover some basic features of the iPad and Android Devices. Learn the hardware, some settings, navigation and app basics.
Mott Haven LibraryAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 1:30 p.m.
Move it to Music
Join us for an exercise class geared to seniors as Bloomingdale Aging in Place presents Move it to Music. The class is specifically designed to help with arthritis. If you are interested in attending please contact info@bloominplace.org or call (212) 842-8831.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 2 p.m.
StayWell Exercise for Seniors
Join us for a free StayWell Exercise class designed for seniors. All participants must sign waiver before they join in. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Call or stop by for futher details.
Riverside LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Colormania Club
Come relax and color away your stress with the latest "Adult" activity! If you're an adult looking for a fresh, new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life, try our new coloring club. Sitting down to color a picture can be effective as meditation in reducing stress. Try one of our adult coloring sessions to see for yourself. We'll provide the pictures and and colored pencils or bring your own if you prefer. No rules here - you may outside the lines. Red grass and gr…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 2 p.m.
TechConnect
Tablet Buying Guide Basics
Learn about the latest tablets and what features and specifications to look for in a new mobile device.
Woodlawn Heights LibraryAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 2 p.m.
TechConnect
Computadora Basica
¿Estás interesado en la funciones básicas de la computadora? ¿El teclado, el uso del ratón, la terminología básica de la computadora?
Bronx Library Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 2 p.m.
Holiday Computer Class: Make a Digital Greeting Card
It's nice to send a heartfelt message to your loved ones and acquaintances during the holidays. Attend this workshop and pick up the computer skills necessary to create a memorable and attractive digital greeting card you can send to all you know this holiday season.
Sedgwick LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 2:15 p.m.
Jewelry Making Class
Learn How to Make Jewelry! • All are welcome. • Beginners or experts. • Instructor is available. • Registration Required/Class Size Limited to 15
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 2:30 p.m.
Writing Workshop with Ellen Aug Lytle
Anyone interested in any type of writing is invited to participate. Each student is required to bring only a pen and pad. We do "free writing" exercises in class. These warm-ups help to loosen all the debris we accumulate, sometimes for decades. Imagination is also coaxed and brought out. This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
New Dorp LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Facebook Basics
Learn about the online social network Facebook.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 2:30 p.m.
Teen LEGO Club
Step right up to this interactive event, where you'll lean how to build fun creations out of LEGO® bricks! Your imagination is the limit.
Riverside LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 6
@ 3 p.m.
Computer and Technology
An introduction to the computer and the Internet for children ages 5 to 12 years old and their parents/caregivers.
Pelham Bay LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 3 p.m.
Tutoring Club
Having trouble reading? Need extra support getting homework done? Tutoring (K-5th) is available with the librarians at Soundview Monday and Tuesday afternoons during the school year. 5 student max. (10 min grace period)
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 3 p.m.
Parents' Internet Safety For Kids
Learn to recognize types of threats, such as: cyber-bulling, online predators. Learn Window 7 parental controls. Learn how to filter, and block messages in Gmail. Learn the risk within social networking and how to use the privacy settings in Facebook.
Harlem LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 3 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.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, December 6
@ 3 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 This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Tue, December 6
@ 3 p.m.
Kids Tech Time
An introduction to the computer and the Internet for children.
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 3 p.m.
Kids Tech Time
Engage with your peers. Navigate the internet, research, and complete your homework or project with the additional appointment given on the laptop. Registration Required.
Wakefield LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Tech
Get and extra Laptop appointment to complete homework, update social media, practice coding or edit media projects. All New York Public Library programs are free of charge
Castle Hill LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, December 6
@ 3 p.m.
Crafternoons!
What are we going to make today? Every week features a new exciting craft project, so fire up your imagination and join us for Crafternoons at Washington Heights! Projects will be perfect for ages 6 and up. Children 5 and under should have a helper!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, December 6
@ 3 p.m.
Free Art
Be creative! Draw something. Color a picture. Create anything you like. All materials are provided.
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 6
@ 3 p.m.
Study Hour
Work on your homework alone or with friends, and get help, if you need it, from the YA Librarian.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 6
@ 3 p.m.
T(w)een Lounge
Drop in and hang out in the T(w)een Lounge, Tuesdays -Fridays at 3pm, in the Community Room! Featuring: ROCKBAND 4, CODING SERIES (USING SCRATCH AND STENCYL), ARTS & CRAFTS, JUST DANCE 2016, OPEN COMPUTER LAB FOR (AND NOT SO MUCH FOR) HOMEWORK, MUSIC, GAMES, SNACKS... AND MORE!! (For ages 12-18)
Westchester Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 6
@ 3:15 p.m.
Introduction to Patents
This class provides an overview of patent concepts, including the 3 kinds of patents, and a comparision with other types of intellectual property protection. We cover the basic requirements for obtaining a United States patent. We emphasize patent search, particularly by going beyond simple keyword searching to search by patent classification with the free search tools available from the US Patent andTrademark Office (www.uspto.gov) and the European Patent Office (worldwide.espacenet.com). Seat…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Tue, December 6
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Tech Time
Need extra computer time? Want to play a game, check your email or just chat on Facebook? Research colleges? Search the web? Come Join us. Ages 12-18.
West Farms LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
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