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Academy of American Poets

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Committed to the promotion of American poetry, the Academy of American Poets is home to the award-winning website, Poets.org, hosts National Poetry Month, publishes American Poet, awards the Wallace Stevens prize for mastery in poetry as well as prizes to college students and offers other literary events. Literacy and art are like oxygen , we wouldnt be able to live without them.
http://www.nyc-arts.org/organizations/227/academy-of-american-poets

July 2 at Science, Industry and Business Library

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2 p.m. Critique Your Resume – Are your resumes getting you interviews? Are you submitting the same resume for each job posting? Successful job-seekers customize their resume for each position in order to let hiring managers know immediately that they are a good fit. Learn how to incorporate the language from a job posting into a Keyword-rich Summary. Participants must bring a current resume and 2 job postings. This class is most appropriate for job seekers with at least 5 years of prior w… Pre-Registration Required
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4 Adults, Businesspeople, Job Seekers

JUNE 1, Bryant Park 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park: Opening Night

 

Take a cross-cultural musical journey – from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more – with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.

Rob Curto – Brazilian Bluegrass
Jenny Luna – Balkan + Turkish
Erica Mancini – American Roots + Standards
Seaninho do Acordeon – Brazilian Forró
Uri Sharlin – World
Papa Bavarian – German Oktoberfest
Brooke Watkins – French Musette
Sadys Rodrigo Espitia – Colombian Cumbia + Vallenato
David Hodges – Bandoneon: Argentine Tango
Fabio Turchetti – Italian Folk

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park takes place every Wednesday in July and August from 6-8pm. The series culminates with the park’s first-ever Accordion Bands Festival on August 28 with six groups from 4:30-10pm. Produced in collaboration with Ariana’s List.

Exhibition Mariella Bisson

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Sunlight Water and GravityJun 9, 9am to 5pm 830 Fifth Avenue, New York

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

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NYPL JUNE 9, 2015

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TIME EVENT LOCATION AUDIENCE
MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015
8:30 p.m. Get Photoshopped! “Brush Basics”

In this class you will use the Photoshop to modify digital images. Learn how to use the clone stamp tool, duplicating backgrounds and much more.

Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac Lab Adults
TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015
10 a.m. 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!

Countee Cullen Library, TechConnect Computer Lab Adults,
50+,
Adults
10:30 a.m. Facebook Basics

Learn about the online social network Facebook.

Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC Lab Adults
11 a.m. K&K’s Crochet Corner

Beginner’s Crochet Class We will get you started on a crochet adventure. You’ll learn the basics and beyond. By the end of these classes you’ll be HOOKED!
Washington Heights Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
11 a.m. Conversational Sign Language Workshop

Conversational signing is also known as “Signed English” and differs from American Sign Language (ASL) in sentence structure and complexity. This workshop consists of six (6) sessions and is designed to be a fun and relaxed way of learning of basic coversational signs that can be tailored to the interests of the group and used in everyday communication. Please Note: This workshop is limited to 8 participants. Please sign up at the Riverside Information Desk or call (212) 870-1810
Riverside Library Adults
11 a.m. NYPL TechConnect: Photo Editing with PIXLR for Beginners

Explore the basics of editing photos with PIXLR! Learn how to crop and resize photos and eliminate that red eye! Students may bringa a flash drive with photos. This class will meet two consecutive weeks. No registration required. Please ring the doorbell to gain admittance.
Ottendorfer Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
11 a.m. Teclado y Raton Inwood Library, Auditorium Adults,
50+,
Immigrants,
Adults
11 a.m. Advanced MS Word 2010

Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. This class will cover the tools and commands on the Insert Ribbon and how to use them properly.

Countee Cullen Library, TechConnect Computer Lab Adults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Adults
11 a.m. Google Series: Getting More out of Google

Do you wanna know? Google knows. Google knows who what when where how and why. So if you want to know ask google. Explore the depths, discover the amazing.
Hamilton Grange Library, Community Room Adults
11 a.m. We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Chatham Square Library – June 2015

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…
Chatham Square Library Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
11:15 a.m. Exercise, Stay Well for seniors

Join us for a a free Stay Well exercise Session for seniors. All participants must sign a wavier before you join , please wear loose and comfortable clothing.
St. Agnes Library, Community Program Room Adults
12 noon Uncovering your Family History: Using Handbooks to Develop Genealogy Research Plans

Genealogy handbooks are an oft overlooked resource. This short course will present different types of handbooks and explain how to use them to improve the quality and depth of genealogy research. This is a companion course to other Uncovering your Family History courses offered by the Milstein Division.

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classrooms Adults
12 noon Money Matters: 住房 (Mandarin)

HOUSING: 住房 住房是每個人最大也是最重要的開支項。本講座將向您提供相關資訊,讓您能夠依據自身的收入和預算,在住房選擇上作出最佳的決策。另外,您還將瞭解如果房客與房東發生糾紛,房客有哪些資源可以利用。最後,本講座還會介紹紐約市的住房騙局,教您如何防止上當。 免費財務講座以及用廣東話和 普通話進行的一對一輔導服務 幫助您實現最佳理財成果。 網站: nypl.org/money The New York Public Library’s Money Matters series is made possible thanks to the generous support of McGraw Hill Financial.…
Seward Park Library Adults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
12 noon Adult Tech Time Lab

Need extra time on a laptop or computer? Need to job search and/or post your resume? Have an application that you can’t seem to finish in time? Come in and we will assist.
Macomb’s Bridge Library Adults
12:15 p.m. Lunch Time Beginning Crochet Workshop

Want to crochet but aren’t sure where to start? Learn to crochet at the library! Learn the basics of crochet, and start your first project. This is a free event, but you will need to bring your own supplies. Please bring a crochet hook and practice yarn. Registration is not required.
New Amsterdam Library, Auditorium Adults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
Adults
1 p.m. Arts For a Lifetime 2015

No Experience Necessary. All Materials Provided Free of Change. Artist Antonia A. Perez Will Be Teaching a Weekly Class in Drawing and Watercolor Painting for Seniors in the Community. Each Session Students Will Make One or More Drawings or Paintings. Learn How to Use a Variety of Drawing Materials and Watercolor Painting. The Program Will Culminate in an Exhibition of Work Selected by the Participants. REGISTRATION REQUIRED (Call 212-926-2147)
Hamilton Grange Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
1:15 p.m. 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 Lab Adults
1:15 p.m. Career Resources

Description: Explore job/career resources available at the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) and other public sites; Find industry and career advice, resume guides and more. 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 3 Adults,
Job Seekers
1:30 p.m. Computer Lab – Basic Assistance

Do you need help with any of the software programs in the Microsoft Office Suite. Well , help is here. Come to our computer lab and get basic assistance with the following Microsoft Office Programs ( Word, Excel, Powerpoint , Access ) Space is limited to 3 people per each 45 minute session. There will be two sessions ( 1) 1:30-2:15pm and (2)2:15-3:00pm. Please see a staff member to sign up for a 45 minute session or call 212-662-9727 to register by phone. Space is limited!!! PLEASE NO…

George Bruce Library, Computer room Adults
2 p.m. StayWell Exercise for Seniors

Join us for a free StayWell Exercise session designed for seniors. All participants must sign waiver before they join in. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel. Call or stop by for futher details.

Riverside Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m. Money Matters: 住房 (Cantonese)

HOUSING: 住房 住房是每個人最大也是最重要的開支項。本講座將向您提供相關資訊,讓您能夠依據自身的收入和預算,在住房選擇上作出最佳的決策。另外,您還將瞭解如果房客與房東發生糾紛,房客有哪些資源可以利用。最後,本講座還會介紹紐約市的住房騙局,教您如何防止上當。 免費財務講座以及用廣東話和 普通話進行的一對一輔導服務 幫助您實現最佳理財成果。 網站: nypl.org/money The New York Public Library’s Money Matters series is made possible thanks to the generous support of McGraw Hill Financial.…
Chatham Square Library Adults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
2 p.m. Falun Dafa Exercise Class

Falun Dafa is an ancient Chinese practice to enhance body, mind and spirit. It has superb health benefits, relieves stress and anxiety, and promotes both mental and spiritual well-being. Practice of meditation and slow moving exercise. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind.
Muhlenberg Library Adults
2 p.m. Teen Advisory

Let your voice be heard in the 115th Street Branch Library Teen Advisory Group . Whats happening in your world ? whats the hottest book or cd ? what programs does the library need?
115th Street Library, Alvin Ailey Community Room Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
2 p.m. Ballet Exercise Class for Adults

Come dance with us! Here’s your chance to experience the ballerina in each of us. Learn basic ballet steps and experience the joy of dancing in a class that combines ballet and exercise specifically for older adults. You’ll have fun as you dance and see for yourself the benefits of ballet for good balance, agility and grace. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to have fun. Come for the whole month or just drop in. No experience necessary. About the instructor: Jennifer Grambs, trained in…

67th Street Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
2:30 p.m. Facebook Basics

Learn about the online social network Facebook.

58th Street Library, Computer Classroom Adults,
50+,
Adults
2:30 p.m. Google Series: Gmail

Learn how Gmail works, sign up for a free email account, and learn about sending, replying to forwarding messages and attachments.

Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC Lab Adults
3 p.m. Citizen Cartography @NYPL: Building a Virtual Atlas of New York

Help NYPL build the geospatial library of the future! This workshop will get you oriented with the set of tools the Library has developed (available at maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to add valuable geographic context to old maps by overlaying digital images of historical maps onto a contemporary digital map through a process called georectification, or “warping” maps. This means overlaying digital images of historic maps onto a contemporary digital map (similar to…

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom A Adults
3 p.m. Aprenda a Usar el Teclado y Ratón.

Aprenda cómo usar el ratón de la computadora y practique sus habilidades con el teclado.
Washington Heights Library Adults
3 p.m. 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!

Harlem Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
3:30 p.m. Buzzy Bots and Crawly Critters

This is a FREE hands-on, science workshop series for kids. Children will explore and discuss the differences between living and non-living things through building robots and studying live pill bugs and crayfish. Space is limited, so please register in advance at the library! Week 2: Pillbugs Tuesday June 2th at 3:30 Week 3: Artbot Tuesday June 9th at 3:30 Week 4: Crayfish *Monday June 15th at 2:30 Please contact Allie Affinito at alessandraaffinito@nypl.org or call 212-964…
Chatham Square Library Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m. Super Hero Canvas Art

Collage a canvas reusing comic books and turn your favorite superheros into one of a kind pieces of art. For ages 12 to 18 years old. Presented by Jailin Acevedo.
Seward Park Library Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m. Life as a Bug

This is a FREE hands-on, science workshop series for kids. Children will explore and discuss the differences between living and non-living things through building robots and studying live pill bugs and crayfish. Space is limited, so please register in advance at the library. 212-477-6770

Seward Park Library Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m. Teen Tech Time @ Hamilton Grange

Need extra computer time? Want to add some bling to your social media sites? Research colleges? Edit video? Learn about our electronic resources and more!
Hamilton Grange Library Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m. Hands-on!

Learn and explore through simple crafts, experiments or activities based in scientific, mathematic or artistic principles. Great for kids 5 and up.
115th Street Library School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m. Art Explorers

Join us for stories and a craft that involves the senses and art education concepts in a fun setting. For ages 3 -5yrs. No pre-registration required. Limited to 25 children: first come, first served. Projects may be messy or stain clothes. Smocks recommended.
67th Street Library Children,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
4 p.m. Map Your World

Participants will explore mapmaking as a tool for telling their stories and imagining new worlds! We will look at examples of maps in the NYPL’s collections, including but not limited to historical maps, fantasy maps, web maps, and artist’s maps. Inspired by our research, we will create maps individually and collaboratively using a variety of visual media including drawing, collage, painting, printmaking, and digital imaging. For ages 12 to 18 years old. Presented by Community-Word Project.
Mulberry Street Library Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m. 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!

Harlem Library Adults,
50+,
Adults
4 p.m. Stop Motion Productions: Four Workshops, Four Films

This is a FREE hands-on, tech-based workshop series for teens. You’ll get to use an iPad and clay, pipe cleaners, and other craft materials to create a stop-motion video like you might have seen in Coraline or The Boxtrolls, and along the way you’ll learn about how emotion can be depicted, how professionals use armatures, and the elements of a story. Ages 12-18. Space is limited, so please register in advance at the library.

125th Street Library Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4:30 p.m. Android Accessibility Basics

Please register for this workshop by emailing chanceyfleet@nypl.org or calling (212) 621-0627. Android tablets and phones include accessibility features for people who are blind, have low vision, or have other disabilities. You’ll learn about what accessibility features are available on different versions of Android; how to enable and use settings for magnification and speech feedback; and where to go online to learn more about using Android accessibility features. This workshop will be d…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Adults
5 p.m. Walk Into eBooks

Join us weekly for walk in eBook help and learn how to load library eBooks on your eReader. Every Tuesday from 5:00 to 6:30pm. Sessions are first come first serve. Please arrive by 6:10pm. What to bring: · Your eReading Devise (all devices) · Your USB Cord (Kindle, Nook, and Sony eReader) · Your Laptop Computer (Nook and Sony eReader) · Please know all passwords for your Amazon (Kindle) and App Store (Apple and Android Devices) accounts.
St. Agnes Library Adults
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May 19 2015 at Business Library

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3:15 p.m.  Introduction to Patents

General overview of patents and patent resources available at SIBL. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis. 

6 p.m.  Optimizing Your Budget & Cash Flow

Learn how to analyze the money you make and spend to create, and live, within a budget. Presented by the Financial Planning Association of New York. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis. 

 

Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL),

Midtown today: Fordham Business Excellence Day

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Do you have your own business ideas? Are you interested in starting your own business? Then this freeevent is for you!

Learn what it takes to be a success business leader from successful entrepreneurs and business practitioners – taking you from Ideation to Execution and everything in between. Get the latest on prototyping, team building, financing, exit strategies, corporate legal necessities, negotiation and much more.

 

Sessions & Speakers:

10:00 AM – Welcome & Introduction Patrick Asdurian, Founder, A3E
10:15 AM – Business Funding Panel Alan Kerzner, CEO, Institute for Global Student Success
Akash Gupta, Director, Valuation & Investment, Cyndx
Neelam Brar, Founder, CEO, District CoWork
Bobby Rehani, Licensed Agent, CityConnections
Zen Matoshi, CEO, Universal Kitchen Designs
11:15 AM – Business Incubator Sameer Somal, CFO, Blue Ocean Global Wealth
  Atul Prashar, CEO, SAVA360
12:00 AM – Entrepreneur Insights Ritu Banga, Co-Founder, Zoomdojo
  Atul Prashar, CEO, SAVA360
1:00 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM – Entrepreneur Insights Shamina Rai, Broadcast Journalist, TV Host & Luxury Real Estate agent, Douglas Elliman
  Shilpi Kumar, VP, Marketing, FIBSA
2:45 PM – Negotiation Dr David White, Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham University, White & Associates P.C.
3:45 PM – Corporate Law Albert Rizzo Esq, Principal Attorney, Law Offices of Albert Rizzo, P.C.
4:10 PM – Business Incubator Laura Martin, Fordham Foundry
  Chris Qian, Co-Founder, Cipher Group
4:40 PM – Closing Keynote Red Katz, Living your “Youlogy”

 

Get to know the speakers:

Alan KerznerFounder & CEO, Institute for Global Student Success and Faculty at Wharton

https://globalstudentsuccess.com/

Ritu Banga, Co-Founder, Zoomdojo, a career resource and placement service https://www.zoomdojo.com/

Atul Prasher, CEO, SAVA360http://www.sava360.com/

Dr. David White, Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham University, White & Associates PC

Albert Rizzo, Principal Attorney, Albert Rizzo, PC

Chris Qian, Co-founder, Cipher Ground PHD Hi-tech Startups Incubator http://www.cipherground.org/

Sameer Somal, CFO, Blue Ocean Global Wealth  

https://www.blueoceanglobalwealth.com/

Neelam BrarFounder, CEO, District CoWork http://www.districtcowork.com/

Shamina Rai, TV personality and luxury real estate agent at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, NYC http://shaminarai.com/

Laura Martin, Fordham Foundry http://www.fordhamfoundry.org/

Patrick Asdurian, Founder A3 Enterprise & Events (A3E) http://www.a3events.org/

Akash Gupta, Director, Valuation & Investment, Cyndx

Zen Matoshi, CEO, Universal Kitchen Designs https://instagram.com/ukdny

Red Katz, Entreprenuer and Professional Speaker inspiring Executives http://redinspires.com/

What    Fordham Entrepreneur & Business Excellence Day

When   Saturday, May 16, 2015. 10 am to 5 pm

Where  Fordham University 113 W 60th St,12th Floor Lounge