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Sat, July 22
@ 12 noon
New York Therapy Dogs R.E.A.D.
Come read to a therapy dog! These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can't wait for you to come read them a story. Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend! For ages 6-12. Pre-registration required for each 15 minute slot.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, July 22
@ 12 noon
Summer Reading
English Family Conversations
Parents and Children---come together and practice your English!
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomFamilies
Sat, July 22
@ 12:30 p.m.
Modern Art & Ideas, MOOC Meet-up #18
Hello New Yorker Learners! We are happy to announce a series of Modern Art & Ideas learner meetups for anyone in or around the New York City area. The meetups, for participants in the Coursera massive open online course Modern Art & Ideas, will take place every other Saturday from 12:30-2:00 pm, beginning January 14, 2017. Even if you're not enrolled in the course, you are welcome to stop by and join in the conversation. They will be held at the 53rd Street Library, across the street…
53rd Street LibraryAdults
Sat, July 22
@ 1 p.m.
U.S. Citizenship Workshop
Adults preparing to take the United States Citizenship Test are invited to join us for our monthly practice workshop. Each workshop will focus on the 100 citizenship test civics questions and the USCIS writing and reading vocabulary for the Naturalization Test. Students will also learn about New York Public Library resources and other online resources to continue their practice at home. We will provide all students with an N-400 Application for Naturalization and a FREE pocket study guide with…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults,
Immigrants
Sat, July 22
@ 1 p.m.
ProjectArt
ProjectArtis a non-profit organization that provides free art classes to children in public libraries. They provide the materials and your child provides their imagination. It is a free art class designed to teach all aspects of art. Registration is required and is open to children ages 8-12.
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, July 22
@ 1 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Classes: St. Agnes Library - July 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 with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos and discussing them with other adults from around the…
St. Agnes Library, The Pasculano Foundation Adult Learning CenterEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Sat, July 22
@ 2 p.m.
Clases de Computación Personalizadas
Clases individuales para personas que desean aprender diferentes temas basicos de computación: Ratón y Teclado Navegar la PC Uso de Internet Como Comprar una Computadora Email Facebook Ebay Resumé (Currículum) Applicaciones ¡Y muchas más! Clases personalizadas para cada persona. Registración en persona o por teléfono.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults
Sat, July 22
@ 2 p.m.
Diabetes? You Can Manage! Workshop Series
Are You Living with Diabetes? From Saturday, July 15th until Saturday, August 12th we will be hosting weekly sessions from Brightpoint Staten Island who will discussing how to manage an active and fulfilling life with diabetes. This is a six week workshop series will feature tips and tools one can use in daily life. Sponsored by Community Health Action of Staten Island.
West New Brighton LibraryAdults
Sat, July 22
@ 2 p.m.
Career Transition: Job Search 101
Speaker, trainer, and certified professional coach, Barbara Phillips, will help you get greater clarity on key elements of the job search process and explain key tools for finding a “best fit” job. You will learn: • Key elements of an effective job search strategy • The importance of “knowing yourself”: strengths, passions and values • Tips for defining and communicating "your brand" • Research and networking strategies • Tips on designing a high-impact resume The workshop will be h…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, July 22
@ 2 p.m.
Computer Tutoring Sessions (Afternoon)
Join us for an one-on-one tutoring sessions! Our computer tutors can help you with everything from learning how to use a mouse, formatting a resume, setting up an email address, posting photos on the internet, starting a blog, using Microsoft Office, and more. Call or stop by the branch to sign up for one of our help sessions and get a personal tutor at your service! This program will run every Thursday and Saturday. Space is limited.
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Sat, July 22
@ 2 p.m.
Creative Writing Workshop
8-session creative writing workshop being held at the Andrew Heiskell Library in partnership with the New York Writer's Coalition (NYWC). Attendees will discover the value of their own stories. This is a great opportunity for NLS library members to get to meet and support their fellow writers. Registration is required. Participants are requested to commit to attending all sessions if possible.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryPersons with Disabilities
Sat, July 22
@ 2 p.m.
ESOL "Conversation Circle"
Improve your English language proficiency! Drop in at the 53rd St. Library's ESOL "CONVERSATION CIRCLE," an open dialogue where English language learners and fluent English speakers chat on a variety of topics including art, music, current events, leisure activities, and New York City life. Practice your speaking skills and socialize with other English language learners. No registration required. Stop on by and speak the speech!
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Sat, July 22
@ 2 p.m.
Writing From the Trenches: A Three Session Workshop
New York Writers Workshop presents: Writing From The Trenches This three-session workshop will focus on writing about difficult themes, traumatic histories, and subversive content. There is an inherent beauty to “Diving into the Wreck,” as Adrienne Rich penned. Through reshaping and telling, writers can make sense of events and reclaim agency from times of powerlessness. Sometimes, our very desire for reflection and insight on the horrific, catastrophic, and traumatic is the highest level of b…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, July 22
@ 2 p.m.
Knitting Circle
Got knitting skills? If not, want to learn? We’ll provide some supplies, but everyone must bring his or her own yarn.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Sat, July 22
@ 2 p.m.
Project Art: 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. Each class will be offered in two 1-hour sessions. Age: 4–12 year olds
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, July 22
@ 2:30 p.m.
Prisons, Punishment, and Criminal (In)Justice: A Three Session Course
Saturday, July 22, 29 and August 5 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm We live in the “age of mass incarceration.” Since the 1970s, the prison population in the United States has exploded despite the fact that overall crime rates have increasingly been on the decline. Though the U.S. has only 5% of the world's population, it has 25% of the world's incarcerated population, a fact that disproportionately affects poor persons of color. This 3-session course will explore modern practices of punishment, whi…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sat, July 22
@ 2:30 p.m.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Riverdale Library - July 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, July 22
@ 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, July 22
@ 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, July 22
@ 3 p.m.
Having Trouble Paying Your Student Loans?
This one-hour workshop includes a presentation, Q&A session and helpful brochures and takeawas on the following subjects: Repayment plans, Loan forgiveness, Forbearance, How to bring your loan out of default, Dererment, Loan consolidation, Rahabilitation, How to stop wage garnishment This Program is Presented by the New York State Department of Financial Services.
Castle Hill LibraryFamilies
Sat, July 22
@ 3 p.m.
Improv Hour!
Does your child love dress up, thrill at a chance to perform, or have a passion for story-telling? Then 53rd Street's Improv Hour is the place to be! Join us for an hour of collaborative theatrics, costume changes, creativity, and curveballs. Improv Hour is intended for school-aged children (5-12 years old) accompanied by a caregiver/caregivers.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, July 22
@ 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, July 22
@ 3 p.m.
Project Art: 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. Each class will be offered in two 1-hour sessions. Age: 4–12 year olds
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sun, July 23
@ 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, July 23
@ 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, July 23
@ 2 p.m.
Family Tech Tinker Time
Children ages 6-12 are invited to this series introducing technology, robots, simple coding, and more. Use littleBits, build a banana piano to play in Java, and bristle bots. Plenty of time to build independently and get your tinker on will be built in!
Inwood LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sun, July 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
DIY Tween Craft
Hey tweens! Come enjoy cool do-it-yourself crafts with your friends in the teen area. Programming begins at 3:30 pm.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sun, July 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
Popsicle People 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, July 24
@ 9:15 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Advanced MS Word 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes. Prerequisite: MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Riverside LibraryAdults
Mon, July 24
@ 9:30 a.m.
TechConnect
NYPL EBooks for Kindle Fire
SimplyE now works with your Kindle Fires! Come in and learn to use our one-stop shop for free NYPL eBooks!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, July 24
@ 9:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Get Your Resume Right
This hands-on class will guide you through formatting your resume in Microsoft Word. Please bring a written draft of your resume and a USB drive to save and/or print your resume.
Parkchester Library, Computer LabAdults
Mon, July 24
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
數碼圖片編輯 (Photoshop CS6 Basics)
This class is conducted in Mandarin Chinese only. Photoshop圖片編輯軟件入門課。基本功能及操作法。
Chatham Square LibraryAdults
Mon, July 24
@ 10 a.m.
Tech connect one-on-one
Assit with computer and software issues, questions. Printing, emails, web searches, handheld devices, downloading ebooks, files, mp3, cloud drive, etc
Castle Hill LibraryAdults
Mon, July 24
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
Learn a new Language with Mango Languages
Study your choice of 71 available languages using NYPL's online learning Mango Languages. Learn vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture of the language of your choice using fun and interactive learning tools. Library card and headphones needed for this class. *Prerequisites: Please have basic understanding of Internet for Beginners*
Eastchester LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, July 24
@ 10 a.m.
PC Basics
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, July 24
@ 10 a.m.
Adult Open Lab
Adults are welcome to use one of the branch laptops from 10am-12pm. Open lab allows adults to use Microsoft programs, web browsers and much more!
West Farms Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, July 24
@ 10 a.m.
Canceled
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.
Morningside Heights, Computer ClassroomAdults
Mon, July 24
@ 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, July 24
@ 10 a.m.
Aequora at The New York Public Library
Aequora is a weekly introductory Latin course run through the Paideia Institute. Students work with talented Latin teachers and high school mentors to learn the language through translation, games and activities. Latin is the language of the ancient Romans and the mother af all Romance languages. Learning Latin lets you read exciting ancient and medieval poems and storie, helps you understand difficult English vocab, and makes it easier to learn related languages like Spanish, French, and Ital…
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, July 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Digital Devices
Protecting Your Privacy & Security for Mobile Devices
Come and learn all about the security features for mobile devices, also learn about techniques that you can use to secure yourself when using them. BYOD (Bring your own device.)
Allerton Library, Children's RoomAdults
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