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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
Monday, January 4, 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, January 5, 2016
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
Thursday, January 7, 2016
2 p.m.EMBRACE THE NEW YEAR WITH MEDITATION
In this fast-paced world, inner peace can be elusive. Dr. Pawlowski will offer effective techniques which will help you connect within to gain a real and profound sense of serenity and joy.
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Friday, January 8, 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, January 9, 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
Monday, January 11, 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, January 12, 2016
1 p.m.Monthly Meditation
MONTHLY MEDITATION 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 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
Thursday, January 14, 2016
11:30 a.m.Meditation and Breathing Awareness for Adults
Join us as we host a meditation session for adults. The program will informally talk about breathing awareness and how we can control our emotions and moods through simple, but effective, meditative breathing. We will also enjoy a basic meditation session with a focus on breathing and relaxation.
West New Brighton LibraryAdults
Friday, January 15, 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, January 16, 2016
10:30 a.m.Saturday Morning Book Discussions: Winter - Spring 2016
Join us for lively discussions of these titles this Winter - Spring 2016 season. Saturday, January 16 @ 10:30 - Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. Depicts the struggles of a U.S. airman attempting to survive the lunacy and depravity of a World War II base. Saturday, February 13 @ 10:30 - The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan. Now with a new introduction, a classic first published in 1963 strikes at the core of the challenges women face both at home and in the marketplace and provides…
St. George Library CenterAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
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
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
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, January 20, 2016
3 p.m.Embrace the New Year with Meditation
In this busy, fast-paced world, peace seems like an elusive commodity. Join Renate Lanotte, MS LCSW and long-time meditator, for this powerful workshop. She will lead this helpful and stimulating program and offer effective techniques that can help make finding inner peace a reality. Begin the New Year with meditation and join Renate as she takes you on this journey.
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Thursday, January 21, 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! Thursday January 21st from 1:00pm - 1:45pm.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Friday, January 22, 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, January 23, 2016
10:30 a.m.Canceled
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
Monday, January 25, 2016
5:30 p.m.Embrace the New Year with Meditation with Dr. Frank Pawlowski
In this fast-paced world, inner peace can seem elusive. You are invited to join Frank Pawlowski, Ed.D, long time meditator for an engaging workshop teaching you practical strategies to reduce stress, and create a more healthy and positive lifestyle. Dr. Pawlowski will offer effective meditation techniques which can help you connect within to gain a real and profound sense of serenity and joy. Embrace the New Year with meditation and join him as he takes you on this powerful journey.
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
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, January 26, 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
Friday, January 29, 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, January 30, 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
Monday, February 1, 2016
5 p.m. Embrace the New Year with Meditation
In this fast-paced world, inner peace can seem elusive. You are invited to join Frank Pawlowski, Ed.D, long time meditator for an engaging workshop teaching you practical strategies to reduce stress, and create a more healthy and positive lifestyle. Dr. Pawlowski will offer effective meditation techniques which can help you connect within to gain a real and profound sense of serenity and joy. Embrace the New Year with meditation and join him as he takes you on this powerful journey.
Edenwald LibraryAdults
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, February 2, 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
Friday, February 5, 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, February 6, 2016
10 a.m.A Day of Mindfulness: Experiencing Life in the Now With Donald
There will be an emphasis on mindfulness (a focus on now) with some interest in meditation (a focus on breath.) Mindfulness meditation opens a door to greater appreciation of life in the moment. The day will include 20 minute periods for practicing breath meditation, walking meditation, learning to focus on the present through the body, mindfulness of sound, and many other aspects of mindfulness. The emphasis is on learning to be present for two really different reasons. One, in order to exper…
Epiphany LibraryAdults
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
Monday, February 8, 2016
5:30 p.m.Monthly Meditation
Monthly Meditation 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 RoomAdults
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, February 9, 2016
5:30 p.m.EMBRACE THE NEW YEAR WITH MEDITATION
In this fast-paced world, inner peace can seem elusive. You are invited to join Frank Pawlowski, Ed.D, long time meditator for an engaging workshop teaching you practical strategies to reduce stress, and create a more healthy and positive lifestyle. Dr. Pawlowski will offer effective meditation techniques which can help you connect within to gain a real and profound sense of serenity and joy. Embrace the New Year with meditation and join him as he takes you on this powerful journey. Brief Bio…
Kips Bay 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
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