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- Pro Bono Career Coaching available at @ SIBL
- Job and Career Workshops @ NYPL Locations
- Job Search Central Blog
- Bronx Library Center's Career and Educational Information Service
- Listen to a NYPL Library program on Effective Employment Strategies for Those 50+
- Watch Barry Cohen's program: Powerful First Impressions: Find and Get the Job Your Really Want
Career Exploration and Job Seaching Online
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- Employment Websites
NYPL's recommendations for the best free websites for finding a job and advancing your career
Small Business Assistance
Individual counseling to small businesses, provided by retired executives
Job Placement Partners
Job Search Central in the News
- Job Search Tips (Printable PDF file)
- Financial Industry Professionals
Job and career information during the current economic downturn
- The Best of the Web
Job search resources and training
Job search resources for formerly incarcerated individuals
- Free Wireless Access
Touchable Fiber Art Exhibit by Auspicious Stitches
From June 24th through the summer, the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library's Community Room will host a display of fabric art made by our Auspicious Stitches crafting group. Much of the work was inspired by Himalayan art and culture and features themes of Buddhism and nature. Most of the work is invitingly touchable – check out the techniques of silk knotting, bead work, paper rolls, applique, embroidery, yo-yos, and other skills on the fabric art pieces, including a sampler of skills made exclusively for Heiskell to pique your interest.
Auspicious Stitches is a volunteer-run, non-affiliated, long standing, two-hour coming together of participants who range from new to experienced handcrafters who enjoy discovering and creating individual and/or group needlework and fabric art projects. It is free and open to all. Meets Mondays from 12 Noon to 2:00 PM
Kevin Lustik: Needlepoint and Cross-Stitch
Kevin Lustik, a self-taught artist, has been sewing for over 30 years. He started by creating quilts, then moved on to original needlepoint designs. Kevin also employs an original technique of embroidering yarn and thread into found photographs. Highlights of his collection include a self-portrait, a New York subway map, abstract pieces, and Woman Smoking a Cigarette. Kevin’s artwork has been exhibited in several venues around Manhattan and will be on display at the Mulberry Branch for the months of July & August of 2017.
Spirits by the Sea: Sculpture and Photography by Robert Oxnam
For its first exhibition, 53rd Street NYPL has selected the art works of Robert Oxnam, well-known China specialist and former Asia Society president. Over the past decade, Oxnam has focused what he calls “a Chinese eye” on the coastline of the North Fork of Long Island. The NYPL exhibition is the first comprehensive show of Oxnam’s works – featuring thirty sculptures and ten photographs.
The sculptures are crafted out of “found wood” from beaches and forests. Inspired by the famous Chinese “scholars' rocks,” Oxnam seeks to reveal the inner energy in each salvaged piece of wood, using organic paints and waxes to enliven the surfaces. And when it comes to photographs, Oxnam focuses his lens on small sections of glacial rocks, revealing what William Blake called “seeing the world in a grain of sand.” The exhibition will take advantage of the NYPL’s spacious modern architecture by presenting groups of sculptures in the open.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Oxnam will give a lecture on “Chinese Gardens and Scholars' Rocks” (June 20, 6:15 pm).