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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, October 21
@ 2 p.m.
The Fashion StudioNYC
Design! Sew! Wear! Let your imagination be your inspiration to create and design! The Fashion StudioNYC will teach you how to use a sewing machine and other equipment. You will learn basic sketching and sewing, select your own fabrics and trims. Advanced for ages 8-16. Registration required!
Tompkins Square LibraryChildren
Sat, October 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course Saturdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm The basic elements of dramatic storytelling have not changed since the Ancient Greeks! In this exciting workshop, beginner students are introduced to those enduring components in a methodical and cumulative fashion: story and plot, action and conflict, character and motivation, dialogue and subtext, language and tone, and of course, dramatic structure. In addi…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, October 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Intermediate Excel
This class continues to build on Excel for Beginners to give students a solid foundation in Excel. Topics include: Absolute vs Relative Cell References, Errors, Freeze Panes, Conditional Formatting, Printing Spreadsheets, Filter, Sort, Remove Duplicates, and Autofill Skills Required: Be able to use a mouse and keyboard Open files and folders Enter Data Select and format cells Write a basic formula and function Copy and Paste ***Students will not be admitted to class more than 10 minu…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults
Sat, October 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Riverdale Library - October 2017
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking to your child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate Level English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos. Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you. This program…
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Sat, October 21
@ 3 p.m.
Bottle Painting Workshop with Artist Marcela Carvalho
On recycled bottles students will learn to draw and transfer their image to glass. This mixed media bottle painting class will focus on basic painting technique, the use of space and dimension, shapes and patterns, and visual storytelling. This time students will be specifically taught how to paint a Birch Tree Trunk on paper and then transfer it to glass. At the end of the course there will be an exhibit to celebrate the students' works of self-expression. Please note that students should bri…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomAdults
Sat, October 21
@ 3 p.m.
ProjectArt: Unleash Your Creativity
Students will develop their creative and problem solving skills through hands-on lessons led by experienced teaching artists. Classes introduce art history topics and vocabulary which will be applied to the exploration of drawing, painting, and mixed media work. At the end of the semester, all students will have their work displayed in a student exhibition at a professional art gallery in NYC. For children ages 8-12 Presented by Project Art Registration is limited so sign up now!
Stapleton Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, October 21
@ 3 p.m.
Basic Coloring
Learn the magic of colors and how to use them to create.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Children's RoomChildren
Sat, October 21
@ 3 p.m.
Adult Craft Corner: Knitting Social
A get together for knitters to work on a current project, learn new techniques, or begin a new craft. All skill levels are welcome. Open to Adults only, this special makerspace program is part of our Adult Craft Corner series where we provide the space and materials for you to conduct quick and easy DIY projects. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
South Beach LibraryAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
Sat, October 21
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Coloring
Coloring is no longer just for kids! It is a fantastic way to relax and just be creative. So come join us for an hour or more as we unwind and relax from the stresses of school. All materials provided!
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, October 21
@ 3 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 individualized assistance from a TechConnect instructor! Assistance is offered on a first-come first-served basis.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, October 21
@ 3:30 p.m.
Back-to-School Open House
Get a new start at the Library this school year! This fall, we’re hosting back-to-school events in every branch! Learn about all the great educational resources available at your neighborhood library- from millions of books to program, computer access, online resources, and more- all for FREE. PLUS! Questions about your library card? Have books you need to return? We can help you! FEATURED PROGRAM Read-a-loud program right before
Castle Hill LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, October 21
@ 3:30 p.m.
Adult Coloring Club
Curiously, adult coloring books recently hit the New York Times Best-Seller List. No batteries, messages, or wires. Get in-touch with your inner minimalist, and color your way to calm. Trendy, relaxing, and definitively old-school. All supplies provided. Saturdays at 3:30pm-4:30pm
Eastchester LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sun, October 22
@ 1 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!
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
Sun, October 22
@ 1 p.m.
Computer Zone
Waiting too long for the next available computer? Feel free to come to the computer zone and use the computer without the wait. Limited to 12 children. For ages 7 to 12 . Pre-registration required.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
Sun, October 22
@ 3:30 p.m.
Scarecrow Making
Hands-on projects using a variety of skills. For ages 7 to 12 years old. Limited to 30 children. Pre-registration required.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren
Mon, October 23
@ 9:15 a.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Advanced Internet Searching
Learn advanced search strategies to narrow results and find the best information online. Prerequisites: Internet for Beginers
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 9:30 a.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!
Parkchester Library, Computer Lab
De la Hoz Daycare Center
Adults
Mon, October 23
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
Internet para principiantes.
Aprender las características y Conceptos básicos del Internet.
Clason's Point LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, October 23
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
谷歌雲端硬碟 (Google Drive)
Chinese language only: 如何使用谷歌雲端影碟
Chatham Square LibraryAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 10 a.m.
Meditative Coloring at Wakefield!
Meditative Coloring has been shown to be relaxing, and to reduce stress for Adults and Seniors. Coloring is NOT just for kids anymore. Come join us daily from 11am for a relaxing, stress reducing fun time. All materials are provided FREE of charge. Families Welcome! Meditative Coloring is Known for the Following: HEALTH BENEFITS I: Coloring will help YOU to forget YOUR stresses and troubles in YOUR life. HEALTH BENEFITS II: Col…
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Mon, October 23
@ 10 a.m.
Wakefield Gaming
Chess, Checkers, etc for Adults. Familes Welcome Daily from 11am More Info
Wakefield LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Mon, October 23
@ 10 a.m.
One on One Microsoft Office Assistance
MSO Certified Specialist available to assist you in completing your Microsoft Office projects. One on one sessions with easy to follow steps and guidelines. Please register for an appointment in advance.
Morris Park LibraryAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 10 a.m.
Computer Basics
Learn about the various types and components of computers, including basic computer terminology, an overview of operating systems, and popular software applications.
Soundview LibraryAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
All About Computers
Adult & Senior Tech Open Lab
This free and fun class for adults and seniors interested in using computers. Through fun hands-on STEAM activities, students learn by playing with various technology.
Eastchester LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, October 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
All About Computers
Design 360: Photoshop 4 - Compositing
This class explores tools and techniques for compositing, the process of making multiple images look like a single composition. Topics include masks, selection techniques, blending modes, puppet warp, and alternative transform modes. Design 360 is a series of classes that aims to help students develop skills in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Each class includes a project that can be completed outside of class, either at home or in one of the open labs hosted at the Science Industry…
Columbus Library, Computer LabAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Babies & Brew: Playtime for Them, Coffee for You!
Join us for a fun, unstructured playtime for you and your youngest children. Enjoy coffee & snacks while the little ones socialize and play with our early literacy toys. This month's activity: make your own pumpkin sensory bottle! This is a drop in program so no pre-registration required.
Tottenville LibraryAdults,
Parents/Caregivers
Mon, October 23
@ 10:30 a.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!
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 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.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Fun: Block Party
In Family Literacy Workshops, parents & caregivers will explore fun ways to engage little learners in foundational activities that support cognitive development and early literacy skills. Join us as we Talk, Read, Sing, Write, and Play together! On October 23, we're having a Block Party! Come explore how PLAY supports toddler development as we enjoy blocks and fun building activities together. Learn how block play can help toddlers master motor skills, problem solving, creativity, language…
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, October 23
@ 10:30 a.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!
Throg's Neck LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, October 23
@ 11 a.m.
Computer Class
Come and join the West Farms team as we learn the basic computer programs that are essential for PC users. Students will learn how to use Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Word, web browsers, social media, and much more!
West Farms Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 11 a.m.
Knitting and Crochet and Adult Coloring Books.
All are welcome to come and share ideas and skills while working on individual projects. Registration not required.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 11 a.m.
Supervised Lab
Technology 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 individualized assistance from a library staff member! Assistance is offered on a first-come first-served basis.
Port Richmond Library, Main FloorAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, October 23
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Coloring
Adult coloring has been shown to be relaxing, and to reduce stress. This program allows adults to create wonderful pictures and offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. All materials will be provided.
Woodstock LibraryAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 11:15 a.m.
Money Matters
Searching Bloomberg (limited to first 5)
This hands-on class demonstrates the Bloomberg menu driven system. The class will learn search methods for information on companies, and how to find securities that match investors’ criteria. Also, we will retrieve some market and economic data available on Bloomberg. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes!
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Mon, October 23
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Block Builders
Use your imagination and build with us in the library!
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Mon, October 23
@ 11:30 a.m.
Stay Well Exercise
Join us for a FREE, fun, Stay Well exercise session. Stay Well volunteers certified by the NYC's Department for the aging will lead participants in a well-balanced series of exercises for seniors of all ability levels. Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Exercise equipment will be provided. All participants are required to sign a Physical Activity Consent/Release at the beginning of the class.
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, October 23
@ 11:30 a.m.
TechConnect
MS Word | S.C.F.U. private session
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.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 12 noon
Adult Tech Time Macomb's Bridge LibraryAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 12 noon
TechConnect
Walk-in Computer Help
Do you need quick help with a computer problem? Confused as to how to download e-books on your new smartphone or tablet? Stop into the Riverdale Branch Monday through Friday at 12 PM and someone will be available to help you. First come, first served. *Smartphone and tablet users should know device password in order to download apps. **Kindle users should know their Amazon account username (e-mail address associated with your account) and password.
Riverdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
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