Please join us for a musical presentation by Harlem Singer-songwriter Benita Charles. Benita will perform her some of her original songs, as well as share singing tips. She will also talk about her own journey to becoming a songwriter/producer. Benita Charles is a singer-songwriter/producer who resides in Harlem. Her voice and her music can be described as soul-stirring and inspirational and she strives to entertain and connect with her audience with each live performance. Her debut CD, Moments In Love: Volume 1 and new single, Never Ever Give Up are available on iTunes, Spotify and CD Baby. Presently, she hosts an online artist development show called, Singing Tips Live with Benita Charles.
Participants will learn about multi-tracking, song arrangement, drum pads, and sampling music, and audio mixing using the app BeatMaker on an iPad. We will be re-creating popular songs so they can see the process of how they were made and also creating original tracks using a drum machine and samples. For ages 13-18 years old. Presented by DJ Carol C More Info Audience: Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Students will be introduced to The Science, Industry & Business Library's (SIBL) Career Services sector of the New York Public Library. Services offered are among the job search process, creating/updating resumes and cover letters, interviewing skills best practices, making first impressions and professionalism at work, and much more. Students will be given the opportunity to schedule a free 50-min meeting with a volunteer job coach at the SIBL's Madison Ave location who wish to focus an existing job search strategy and/or gain insight on how to craft an effective self-marketing plan. This particular session is for the registered students of the Harlem Adult Learning Center only. More Info Audience: Adults, 50+, English Language Learners, Families, Immigrants, Persons with Disabilities, Adults
Zine Workshop: Join us for a workshop on DIY (do-it-yourself) publishing! What is a zine? Zines are do-it-yourself magazines that come in many different forms and sizes, from large group zines to small per-zines (personal zines). What is this workshop? Learn to create a DIY publication, from choosing content to creating a layout and printing. Participants will come up with a concept and create a group zine. The finished product will end up in The New York Public Library’s zine collection! ShowRegister Now for: Zine Workshop: Join us for a workshop on DIY (do-it-yourself) publishing! More Info Audience: Adults
Create a neighborhood map inspired by the Schomburg Center's A Ballad for Harlem exhibit. Section of A Map of the Wondrous Isle of Manhattan by C.V. Farrow (1926) Why maps? New York is always on the move. The Schomburg Center’s A Ballad for Harlem exhibition takes viewers through decades of community change, from the Harlem Renaissance through today. A key part of the exhibit, maps are a way to reflect on neighborhood history and sense of place. What is this workshop? Learn to make a personal map based on your neighborhood and community. Participants will do a mental mapping exercise, followed by discussion. The finished product can be added to the New York Public Library’s map collection! Space is limited | Register online to reserve a seat Learn More: Harlem & NYC History The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s exhibition A Ballad for Harlem examines several strands of Black placemaking in the 20th century, offering views of residents and institutions committed [...]
A lifelong New Yorker and a professional musician for over six decades, pianist Denton Darien has worked with great artists like Gregory Porter, Randy Weston, Gloria Lynne and Zane Massey. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, he is also well regarded as a musical director and educator. Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America, with partial support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the Howard Gilman Foundation.
AARP’s free income tax preparation program is an IRS-certified and supervised program offering tax services. Please see tax prep requirements here. For a full listing of tax assistance locations and general information, visit nypl.org/taxhelp. DISCLAIMER: The New York Public Library (the “Library”) is not responsible or liable for your use or misuse of the free tax preparation services provided at our locations, including but not limited to the security, reliability, and timeliness of information. The Library is not engaged in rendering tax, legal, accounting or other professional services. The Library has taken care to provide this opportunity for our patrons to have access to free tax preparation service providers (the “Services”). We recommend that you speak with a lawyer or accountant if you want to make sure that the information you provide to the tax preparers and the tax advice you receive during the Services, and your interpretation of it is appropriate for your situation. The Library does [...]