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at The New York Public Library - Fairmont - Claremont Village 610 E 169th St, Bronx, New York 10456

Do you have questions about how to search NYPL databases, upload an e-book, or how to uses your portable devices?  Bring your Laptops, I-Pads, Cell phones, etc. and let our Adult Programs team help you in a focused, courteous, and friendly ambiance.

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 11am - 12pm

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Food of the Dead: A Culinary History of Funeral Food

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

At the end of an early American funeral, participants were given a cookie: spiced with caraway, and stamped with a special design, they were often kept for years as a memento of the departed. Although mourning traditions have changed over time, and vary from place to place, what they have in common is food and drink. From the home parlour to the funeral...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 8:30pm - 10pm

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Know Thy Self: The Hand as a Guide to Self-Fulfillment

at New York Open Center - Flatiron 22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

The hand has been called God’s Road Map. This spiritual gift is both a science and a universal language, based on principles that anyone with an interest in human nature can understand. Reading your own palm is like reading a book about yourself, the most important and interesting subject to know about. The story the hand tells is about your strengths,...

Friday Nov 22nd, 7pm - 10pm

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Homeowner's Guide to Basic Plumbing

at New York City College of Technology - Downtown Brooklyn 25 Chapel St 4th Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Basic plumbing: How to fix a toilet, install a faucet, stop a drip, or unclog a drain. Save on costly repairs that you can do yourself. Note: Price Includes $20 Registration Fee

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$90

A Bug's Life: Forensic Entomology Workshop

at John Jay College of Criminal Justice - Hell's Kitchen 524 W 59th St, New York, New York 10019

Forensic entomology involves the use of insects in legal investigations. Insects are commonly overlooked in an investigation; however, they can provide a wealth of information. Forensic entomology can be used many circumstances, including homicides, drug and arms trafficking, assaults, senior and child abuse and/or neglect, animal abuse, poaching and...

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$599

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Homeowner's Basic Tool Kit

at New York City College of Technology - Downtown Brooklyn 25 Chapel St 4th Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Cut a board, level a shelf; install an anchor bolt in a hollow wall. This class will stock your toolkit with the most useful tools and give you handson tips for using them. Discover your inner handyperson and save money on basic repairs. Note: Price Includes $20 Registration Fee

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$90

Ben Franklin Circle

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Discuss the first seven of Ben Franklin’s virtues — Temperance, Silence, Order, Resolution, Frugality, Industry, Sincerity — and answer two questions: How can we improve ourselves and how can we improve our world? In regular small group discussions, Circle members use Franklin’s classic 13 civic virtues to spark discussion about members’...

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$10

Surviving under Henry VIII's Rule

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Attend this 'choose your own adventure' format class, based off real events and try to survive England during the reign of Henry VIII! Do you have the political savvy to survive England during the reign of Henry VIII? Learn about the many ways you could be convicted of treason (even thinking about the death of the king would get...

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$10

Beginner Ballet Bun Workshop (Ages 6-11)

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Learn the technique of crafting a perfect ballet bun that can last through every spin, twirl and leap in your upcoming dance class! Dancers will receive a ballet bun kit including all essential accessories to create the perfect bun, participate in a hands-on tutorial, test how their ballet bun lasts in a high energy dance class and create their...

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$25

Intro to the Tarot

at Remedies Herb Shop - Carroll Gardens 453 Court St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

For many people, the old year closes out with a certain amount of frantic cleaning and gift-buying for the Yuletide, followed by a brief respite to digest, then onto New Years’ celebrations. January – whether you greeted New Years Day fresh and excited or slightly hungover! – is an excellent time for doing some divination to prepare oneself for...

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$30

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Learn to Juggle (or Get Better)

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

In this one-hour session, we'll learn to juggle in slow motion, first with scarves, then with balls.  Juggling is super fun and good for you too! Come have some fun getting fit, brainy, & super coordinated.

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$15

Women & Money

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Women typically live longer and earn less than men for the same work. As a result, studies show that women will retire with only two-thirds of the savings that men have. In addition, women are less likely to be taught how to manage money growing up and more likely to rely on someone else to take care of the family finances....

Monday Jun 24th, 8:30pm - 10pm

Made in NYC: The Reinvention of Local Manufacturing

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Come learn about what's being made in NYC today and what you can do to support local manufacturing. We'll cover industrial policy, business incubators, R&D, hybrid manufacturing, and the craft food movement, among other highlights. This class examines public policy and current trends. For decades, American and urban manufacturing charted a steep...

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$10

Designercise Ideation Creative Workout

at Un-School of Disruptive Design - Chelsea 601 W 26th St, New York, New York 10001

Designercise is the brain workout session for flexible, creative and agile thinking!   Join us for a mental workout and ideation session to beat the afternoon brain drains! Designercise Ideation Workouts are quick productive distractions into your afternoon brain slump! Learn mental workout tools that flex your brain through fun and fast...

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$12

Soil Science: Facts & Field Tests

at Queens Botanical Garden - Flushing 43-50 Main St, Flushing, New York 11355

Aggregates, soil texture, the rhizosphere – what on Earth are we talking about? Facts & Field Tests provides a foundation for your soil explorations. Learn how soil scientists describe soils and what qualities are necessary for healthy plants and ecosystems through easy-to-replicate field tests. Please Note: Price includes Garden admission.

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$6
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