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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 Jul 24th, 11am - 12pm

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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

Wednesday Nov 20th, 6pm - 9pm

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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

Wednesday Nov 13th, 6pm - 9pm

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...

Saturday Oct 5th, 9:30am - 4pm

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$599

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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

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

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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

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

Meet Your Compost Microbes

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

Learn how to create samples and identify active biology living in your compost or soil by using morphology as a guide. We will be using a compound trinocular microscope using three levels of magnifications: 40, 100, and 400. Please Note: Price includes Garden admission.

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$6

DIY Testing for Endocrine Disrupting Compounds

at Genspace NYC - Greenwood 132 32nd St Suite 108, Brooklyn, New York 11232

Full Course Name: Hormones gone Haywire! DIY Testing for Endocrine Disrupting Compounds What EDCs (endocrine disrupting compounds) are in your food and water, how did they get there, and what are their effects? In this workshop we will work with simple DIY tools to extract and identify EDCs using liquid samples from local waterways and the grocery...

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$75

Engineering Proteins for Medicine, Art and Our Planet

at Genspace NYC - Greenwood 132 32nd St Suite 108, Brooklyn, New York 11232

Full Course Name: The Gift of Life: Engineering Proteins for Medicine, Art and Our Planet Curious about cutting edge biomedical science and technology? This course introduces the fundamentals of proteins and their role in health, disease, and the environment. You’ll learn about the incredible power of these molecules by entering the world of protein...

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$120

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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

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

Biomimicry in the Field: Learning from Nature’s Genius

at Genspace NYC - Greenwood 132 32nd St Suite 108, Brooklyn, New York 11232

Ever wonder what makes a peacock’s feathers so vibrant? Or how ants can communicate along complex scent trails to find and distribute food? How do honeybees use swarm logic to regulate the internal hive temperature? And why do trees and other plants grow in a similar and repeating patterns? These questions encompass the underlying inquiry and ethos...

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$100

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
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