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Monday, October 1, 2012
7 p.m.Winter Journal: PAUL AUSTER in conversation with Paul Holdengräber
“Speak now before it is too late, and then hope to go on speaking until there is nothing more to be said. Time is running out, after all. Perhaps it is just as well to put aside your stories for now and try to examine what it has felt like to live inside this body from the first day you can remember being alive until this one. A catalogue of sensory data. What one might call a phenomenology of breathing.” --Paul Auster, Winter Journal Facing his sixty-forth winter, novelist Paul Auster decides…

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Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, December 20, 2012
1:15 p.m.Why Our Society Likes Vampires: their Moral Struggle – and Ours
Starting as a meditation on mortality after the illness and death of her late husband, Margot Adler, correspondent at NPR and author, began to obsessively read vampire novels. She has now read more than 230 vampire novels - from teen to adult, from detective, to romance, from gothic to modern. Although it started as a look at issues of mortality, none of that explained the seven billion dollars Hollywood spent on vampire movies in the last two years. "Every society creates the vampire it needs,…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thursday, March 7, 2013
1:15 p.m.The Web That Wasn't: Forgotten Forebears of the Internet
If the history of technology teaches us anything, it is that the best technology does not always win. Today, the World Wide Web has become the dominant platform for transmitting knowledge across the globe. But in the years leading up to Tim Berners-Lee's world-changing invention, several pioneering information scientists were exploring a wide range of other concepts that resembled - and in some ways surpassed - the Web as we know it today. What lessons can we learn from these alternative tech…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Thursday, January 15, 2015
1:15 p.m.Taxidermy of a Novel : The History of Dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History and the Relationship between Research and Fiction
Why does a novelist engage in research, particularly when writing a contemporary novel? Are we looking for clues? New ideas? Believability? Thematic resonance? Chace’s new novel, Something Like Happiness, is the story of a love affair that is either deeply romantic or terribly perverse, depending on how you look at it. In the end, this novel may be less about the protagonists' love for each other than their longing for their irretrievable past. It is also a meditation on the way human bein…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
7 p.m.Elizabeth Alexander | Hilton Als
To mark the release of her elegiac memoir on love and loss, The Light of the World, poet and professor Elizabeth Alexander is joined by The New Yorker's Hilton Als in conversation. Professor ELIZABETH ALEXANDER is a poet, essayist, playwright, and teacher. She holds degrees from Yale University (B.A., English), Boston University (M.F.A., English), and the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D, English). In 2009, she composed and delivered “Praise Song for the Day” for the inauguration of President…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
5 p.m.Meditation at the Library: Blast Open Your Heart
Get ready to experience expansion and unconditional love. This meditation is an amazing healing tool for loneliness, breakups, depression. This program will be led by Elena Zelenina. Elena Zelenina is a meditation teacher, personal coach, art therapist, and artist. She has been a teacher for over 30 years. She was trained and certified to teach meditation in India She has conducted classes and workshops in the US, Russia and India. She is the author of "Arts To The Rescue." She has been t…
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
6 p.m.Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
10:30 a.m.Meditation
Meditation is an ancient practice that is found in just about every culture the world over. There are numerous scientific studies and magazine articles that tout the many benefits of practicing meditation. These include raising I. Q., lowering blood pressure, pain management, and a general sense of well being to name a few. Join us every Wednesday morning 10:30 A.M. @ Tremont Library in Meditation. We'll learn and practice some basics such as posture and breathing techniques to get you star…
Tremont Library, Community RoomAdults
1 p.m.Falun Gong Exercise Class
Discover the many benefits of meditation and slow moving exercise in this weekly class led by certified instructors. Eliminate stress and enjoy peace of mind.
Hamilton Fish Park Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thursday, March 3, 2016
4:30 p.m.Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Practice of meditation and slow moving exercise. Eliminate stress and enjoy peace of mind. Location: Hamilton Grange Library, Lower Lobby Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults
Friday, March 4, 2016
10:30 a.m.Guided Meditation
Are you unable to control the stress that comes into your life? Do you need to relax and get away from the pressures of life? Meditation can wipe away the day's stress, bringing with it inner peace. See how you can easily learn to practice meditation whenever you need it most. If stress has you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying meditation. Spending even a few minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace. Take the time to be w…
Clason's Point Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Monday, March 7, 2016
10:30 a.m.Senior Meditation & Yoga w/Food Bank New York- 116th
Senior Meditation & Yoga Partenrship with New York City Food Bank Senior Center 10:30am-11:30am Mindfulness, Longevity, Improve Mood, and so much more!
115th Street Library, Alvin Ailey Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
6 p.m.Meditation at the Library
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
1 p.m.Monthly Meditation
Meditation: Unlock the Power Within You with Frank Pawlowski People have been practicing meditation for centuries and today we see a surge in its popularity as new benefits continue to be discovered. It is recognized how meditation can help the body, mind and spirit. Join our inspiring speakers for these very engaging workshops and learrn a simple meditation technique that can help you in all aspects of your life.
Grand Central Library, Community Room
Array
Adults
1:30 p.m.Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Join us for the practice of meditation and slow moving exercise. Eliminate stress and enjoy peace of mind. More information at www.falundafa.org
Aguilar LibraryAdults
4:30 p.m.Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Practice of meditation and slow moving exercise. Eliminate stress and enjoy peace of mind.
Morningside Heights, Community RoomAdults
6 p.m.Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
10:30 a.m.Meditation
Meditation is an ancient practice that is found in just about every culture the world over. There are numerous scientific studies and magazine articles that tout the many benefits of practicing meditation. These include raising I. Q., lowering blood pressure, pain management, and a general sense of well being to name a few. Join us every Wednesday morning 10:30 A.M. @ Tremont Library in Meditation. We'll learn and practice some basics such as posture and breathing techniques to get you star…
Tremont Library, Community RoomAdults
1 p.m.Falun Gong Exercise Class
Discover the many benefits of meditation and slow moving exercise in this weekly class led by certified instructors. Eliminate stress and enjoy peace of mind.
Hamilton Fish Park Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thursday, March 10, 2016
4:30 p.m.Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Practice of meditation and slow moving exercise. Eliminate stress and enjoy peace of mind. Location: Hamilton Grange Library, Lower Lobby Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults
Friday, March 11, 2016
10:30 a.m.Guided Meditation
Are you unable to control the stress that comes into your life? Do you need to relax and get away from the pressures of life? Meditation can wipe away the day's stress, bringing with it inner peace. See how you can easily learn to practice meditation whenever you need it most. If stress has you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying meditation. Spending even a few minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace. Take the time to be w…
Clason's Point Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Saturday, March 12, 2016
10:30 a.m.Intermediate Meditation
Join us for an intermediate meditation class. This session is open to those who've been regularly attending the weekday beginner's class for a couple of months. Learn to go into a deeper meditation and learn new techniques that will help your spiritual ascent.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
3:30 p.m.Writing From the Place Where You Dream
This course is designed to give all writers and students of writing a way to add life and vividness to their written material. One of the essential ingredients of the course is that the writing sessions are intentionally made safe and non-judgmental. Writing while in an open, dreamy state, in real time, helps make stories and memories come alive and often allows access to material which lies below the surface of the waking state of mind. This method of “dreaming the story” is useful for ficti…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Monday, March 14, 2016
6 p.m.Meditation at the Library
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
1:30 p.m.Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Join us for the practice of meditation and slow moving exercise. Eliminate stress and enjoy peace of mind. More information at www.falundafa.org
Aguilar LibraryAdults
4:30 p.m.Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Practice of meditation and slow moving exercise. Eliminate stress and enjoy peace of mind.
Morningside Heights, Community RoomAdults
5 p.m.Meditation at the Library: Blast Open Your Heart
Get ready to experience expansion and unconditional love. This meditation is an amazing healing tool for loneliness, breakups, depression. This program will be led by Elena Zelenina. Elena Zelenina is a meditation teacher, personal coach, art therapist, and artist. She has been a teacher for over 30 years. She was trained and certified to teach meditation in India She has conducted classes and workshops in the US, Russia and India. She is the author of "Arts To The Rescue." She has been t…
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
6 p.m.Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
10:30 a.m.Meditation
Meditation is an ancient practice that is found in just about every culture the world over. There are numerous scientific studies and magazine articles that tout the many benefits of practicing meditation. These include raising I. Q., lowering blood pressure, pain management, and a general sense of well being to name a few. Join us every Wednesday morning 10:30 A.M. @ Tremont Library in Meditation. We'll learn and practice some basics such as posture and breathing techniques to get you star…
Tremont Library, Community RoomAdults
1 p.m.Falun Gong Exercise Class
Discover the many benefits of meditation and slow moving exercise in this weekly class led by certified instructors. Eliminate stress and enjoy peace of mind.
Hamilton Fish Park Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thursday, March 17, 2016
1 p.m."A Moment of Zen" - Meditation group
Scientific studies show that just 10 minutes of meditation a day relieves stress and improves your health and well-being. Take time out of your busy schedule to come to the New Amsterdam library to learn meditation and find inner peace. Once a month we will teach, practice and discuss meditation. No prior experience necessary -- just bring an open mind!
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
4:30 p.m.Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Practice of meditation and slow moving exercise. Eliminate stress and enjoy peace of mind. Location: Hamilton Grange Library, Lower Lobby Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults
Friday, March 18, 2016
10:30 a.m.Guided Meditation
Are you unable to control the stress that comes into your life? Do you need to relax and get away from the pressures of life? Meditation can wipe away the day's stress, bringing with it inner peace. See how you can easily learn to practice meditation whenever you need it most. If stress has you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying meditation. Spending even a few minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace. Take the time to be w…
Clason's Point Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Saturday, March 19, 2016
10:15 a.m.Day of Mindfulness
A Day of Mindfulness: Experiencing Life in the Now With Donald, Brynn & Sam This will be a day to drop our worries and enjoy the present. There will be lots of guidance: and each segment of the day will be short enough so that beginners can feel comfortable, and long enough for experienced meditators to enjoy it. Brynn Wallace and Sam Perry will be assisting. We will include sitting and walking meditation, meditat…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
10:30 a.m.Intermediate Meditation
Join us for an intermediate meditation class. This session is open to those who've been regularly attending the weekday beginner's class for a couple of months. Learn to go into a deeper meditation and learn new techniques that will help your spiritual ascent.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
3:30 p.m.Writing From the Place Where You Dream
This course is designed to give all writers and students of writing a way to add life and vividness to their written material. One of the essential ingredients of the course is that the writing sessions are intentionally made safe and non-judgmental. Writing while in an open, dreamy state, in real time, helps make stories and memories come alive and often allows access to material which lies below the surface of the waking state of mind. This method of “dreaming the story” is useful for ficti…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Monday, March 21, 2016
6 p.m.Meditation at the Library
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
1 p.m.Adult Colormania Club
Come relax and color away your stress with the latest "Adult" activity! If you're an adult looking for a fresh, new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life, try our new coloring club. Sitting down to color a picture can be effective as meditation in reducing stress. Try one of our adult coloring sessions to see for yourself. We'll provide the pictures and and colored pencils or bring your own if you prefer. No rules here - you may outside the lines. Red grass and gr…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
1:30 p.m.Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Join us for the practice of meditation and slow moving exercise. Eliminate stress and enjoy peace of mind. More information at www.falundafa.org
Aguilar LibraryAdults
4:30 p.m.Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Practice of meditation and slow moving exercise. Eliminate stress and enjoy peace of mind.
Morningside Heights, Community RoomAdults
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