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NYC Summer at Mid-Manhattan Library

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This summer at Mid-Manhattan Library: revisit the vital, gritty streets of 1970s New York City on Film, discuss great NYC books online with Reader's Den, and relax as librarian Lois Moore reads you short stories from The New Yorker and New York-based authors during Mixed Bag.

All of these events are part of our summer reading program for older teens and adults called NYC Summer. Watch this space for announcements of even more events and book recommendations! You can also quickly access this page at: bit.ly/nycsummer2013.

From June to August, we will be hosting 1970s New York City on Film, featuring a variety of movies shot on location in NYC. Each film also includes an introduction and guided discussion with librarian cinéastes Karen Ginman and Thomas Knowlton.

DATE FILM YEAR TIME DIRECTOR
June 5, 2013 Shaft 1971 100 min Gordon Parks
June 12, 2013 Klute 1971 114 min Alan J. Pakula
June 19, 2013 Super Fly 1972 93 min Gordon Parks, Jr.
June 26, 2013 The Godfather 1972 175 min Francis Ford Coppola
July 3, 2013 Across 110th Street 1972 102 min Barry Shear
July 10, 2013 Serpico 1973 130 min Sidney Lumet
July 24, 2013 Mean Streets 1973 112 min Martin Scorsese
July 31, 2013 Three Days of the Condor 1975 117 min Sydney Pollack
August 7, 2013 Network 1976 121 min Sidney Lumet
August 14, 2013 Saturday Night Fever 1977 118 min John Badham
August 21, 2013 The Warriors 1979 92 min Walter Hill

All film screenings listed above are FREE and held in the first floor corner room of Mid-Manhattan Library. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Still from Serpico directed by Sidney Lumet.

Reader's Den is a monthly, online book discussion led by NYPL's resident bibliophiles. As part of NYC Summer, all books are related to New York City.

MONTH TITLE AUTHOR DISCUSSIONS
May The Contract With God Trilogy Will Eisner 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Jun Time and Again Jack Finney 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Jul Watchmen Alan Moore 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Aug Slaves of New York Tama Janowitz 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Sept Unterzakhn Leela Corman 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Request the book (or ebook) from the NYPL catalog and join us once a week for an online discussion of the current month's selection.

Image by Anthony Catalano and licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Love a good story? Sit back and relax during Mixed Bag as storyteller extraordinaire Lois Moore reads you a story or two at lunch or dinner time!

JULY      
Mon July 15, 2013 Stories From The New Yorker
The Girls in Their Summer Dresses by Irwin Shaw
The Enormous Radio by John Cheever
7 p.m.
Wed July 17, 2013 Stories From The New Yorker
The Girls in Their Summer Dresses by Irwin Shaw
The Enormous Radio by John Cheever
1 p.m.
Wed July 24, 2013 Stories From The New Yorker
The Waltz by Dorothy Parker
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber
1 p.m.
Mon July 29, 2013 Stories From The New Yorker
The Waltz by Dorothy Parker
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber
7 p.m.
AUGUST      
Wed August 7, 2013 New York Authors
Roman Holiday by Edith Wharton
The Furnished Room by O. Henry
1 p.m.
Mon August 12, 2013 New York Authors
Roman Holiday by Edith Wharton
The Furnished Room by O. Henry
7 p.m.
Wed August 21, 2013 New York Authors
Johnny One-Eye by Damon Runyon
1 p.m.
Mon August 26, 2013 New York Authors
Johnny One-Eye by Damon Runyon
7 p.m.

Image by Anthony Catalano and licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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