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Meet the Artist: Josh Millis

Starting April 5, 2012, local artist Josh Millis will be leading a series of watercolor classes for adults 55+ at Jefferson Market Library. These classes, as well as the gallery opening and reception on May 31, are made possible by a grant from

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The Jefferson Market Library Free Classroom: Spring 2012

Jefferson Market Library, in an effort to offer substantive courses that teach the subjects you want to learn, is thrilled to offer its Spring Semester! Each course offers multiple sessions so students can build their knowledge as the course advances, class by class, guided by an experienced professor! And it's all free! Take a look:

Remember (just like in college) — for all courses requiring pre-registration — students are expected to attend all sessions to achieve the maximum 

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"Bet Me": A February Romance Review

Jennifer Crusie's Bet Me is more than a love story. It's also a book about calculating risk, eating food, taking chances, friendships, comedy, and did I mention food? After I finished the book last weekend, I immediately picked up the phone and ordered chicken marsala

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ReelAbilities Rules! The Disabilities Film Festival in New York City

If you haven't experienced, or perhaps even heard about, ReelAbilities, this may be the year to discover this unique festival, which is a film festival, but also so much more.

Anita Altman of the UJA-Federation, who founded the festival in New York City in 2007, states its goal is to raise consciousness "about our common humanity and the value of each person, without regard to his or her ability or disability." This is the fourth New York 

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"Smart Bitches" Read Romance: An Interview with Sarah Wendell

As one half of, Sarah Wendell has been reviewing books and blogging about all things romance since 2005. She's been interviewed by the New York Times about how

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16 Block: Snacks and Entertainment!

Every week the Teen Advisory groups from Jefferson Market Library and Muhlenberg Library take a photo of what's happening during their meeting. Here's last week's photos:

Jefferson Market's TAG

Muhlenberg's TAG

Find a Teen Advisory group close 

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16 Block Photography

Every week, the Teen Advisory groups from Jefferson Market Library and Muhlenberg Library take a photo of what's happening during their meeting. Here's last week's photos:  Muhlenberg's Photo

Jefferson Market's Photo

Find a Teen Advisory Group close to you and 

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16 Block Photography

Every week the Teen Advisory Groups from the Jefferson Market Library and the Muhlenberg Library take a photo of what's happening during their meeting. Here's last week's photos: 

Jefferson Market's Pic

and 16 blocks away: 

Muhlenberg's pic

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West Memphis Three: A Reading & Watching List

Damien W. Echols, 36, Jason Baldwin, 34, and Jessie Misskelley Jr., 36, known as "the West Memphis Three" were released from prison Friday morning after spending 18 years behind bars. Their trials and convictions have been under scrutiny, many people believing the three to be innocent. Brush up on your knowledge of this historical case with the following materials available through NYPL:

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"Small Town Sinners": An Interview with Melissa Walker

Melissa Walker's newest book, Small Town Sinners, is about a girl named Lacey that is torn between falling in love and keeping her faith — all while taking a lead role in her town's sin-depicting haunted house.

NYPL: What made you decide to write Small Town Sinners?

When I heard about

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July in the Reader's Den: "A Room with a View" Discussion Wrap-Up

Thank you for joining us in the Reader's Den this month! I hope you have enjoyed reading A Room with a View. Have you given any thought to what Lucy and George's future might hold? What about Charlotte Bartlett and Cecil Vyse?

In 1958, E.M. Forster let readers know what he thought had happened to his characters in a short essay called "

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Valhalla Hospital: The Art of the Moody Wallen Band

Jefferson Market Library's Summer Art Display, Valhalla Hospital: The Art of the Moody Wallen Band, exhibits over 50 line drawings, watercolors, acrylics, and oil paintings throughout the entire building, as well as a visual installation display and rotating video program every Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. through August 18, inside the program room.

The Moody Wallen Band formed in early 2004 to collectively pursue the various music and art 

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The Reader's Den: "A Room with a View" (Week 3) Discussion Questions

A Room with a View begins its second part at the Honeychurch home in Surrey, a county in the south of

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July in The Reader's Den: A Room with a View

"So enamored is he of light and air blowing through his fictions that it is impossible for him to be dull or stuffy or anything but deliciously fresh and original," wrote Henry James Forman for the New York Times of E. M. Forster (1879-1970) in 1923. Who doesn't want a little light and air in their reading during the heat of summer, as well as some romance?

E.M. Forster's 1908 novel,

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Let Tennessee Williams Help You

Needless to say (but apparently I’m saying it anyway!), one can be moved, changed, and inspired by words. Or disgusted, angered, and bored — but that’s a different blog post — or is it?

There is a character in the Tennessee Williams's play The Night of the Iguana (played by

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Laura LaPlant, Janet Jobless, and Petunia Patrolman: Selections From A Gay Lexicon

Has somebody recently called you Miss Fairgrounds or wished you a Happy Easter, Sugar... in June? You can find out what they meant in the basement of Jefferson Market Library.

Published in 1972 by Straight Arrow Press, Bruce Rodgers's The 

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Patron Picks at Jefferson Market Library

What are you reading this summer? At Jefferson Market Library, we want to know!

We are collecting book reviews for our new "Patron Picks" exhibition, coming soon. Look for one of the three patron picks displays at the branch-- located in the basement, the lobby, and the second floor-- fill out your review, and hand it to a staff member. You can also submit reviews in the comments section of this blog post, or on our

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Which Personality Type Are You? Recent Books

Are you sanguine, choleric, melancholic or phlegmatic?

A visionary? A judger? A thinker or feeler? A catalyst? A diamond? A three?

In 1921, the grandad of Psychological Typology,

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