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TimeEventLocationAudience
Thursday, May 5, 2016
3:30 p.m.Blackout Poetry!
Create a poem from a book page or newspaper article using nothing more than a sharpie and your imagination! Not a poet? No problem! This fast and fun project will reveal the poet inside you.
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Friday, May 6, 2016
3:30 p.m.Lego Hour
Use your imagination and skills to become the ultimate lego builder. For ages 5-11.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren
Saturday, May 7, 2016
2:30 p.m.Cage Encounters: Adam Tendler on John Cage’s Piano Works
The Library for the Performing Arts presents an immersive exploration of one of America’s most inventive, courageous, spiritual, and iconoclastic artists, John Cage. For this first Cage Encounters event, the critically celebrated Cage champion Adam Tendler offers a recital that showcases the range and imagination of Cage’s piano music. See a pop-up exhibition of Cage’s colorful and precisely drafted manuscripts, and join Tendler and Library artistic producer Evan Leslie in a conversation that pr…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
3 p.m.Crafternoons!
What are we going to make today? Every week features a new exciting craft project, so fire up your imagination and join us for Crafternoons at Washington Heights! Projects will be perfect for ages 6 and up. Children 5 and under should have a helper!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3:30 p.m.Lego & Play Dough Time!
Use your imagination and create anything you want using legos and play dough. You will be surprised with how creative you can be.
West Farms LibraryChildren
3:30 p.m.Lego Club
The Ottendorfer Library has started a Library Lego Club for children 5 and Older This is an open opportunity for kids to get creative and build anything they choose. The library will provide the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination! All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to document your adventures, or check back here after the program--you might see your creation!
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m.Craft Corner
Let your imagination run wild and join us for crafts and fun!
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
4 p.m.Lego Club
Build creativity and STEM skills with Legos! Children are invited to join us for open-ended Lego play time. Take on a thematic building challenge or use your imagination to engineer your own unique creation. Lego Club is recommended for children ages 5-12. Please note: This is a popular, space-limited program. Participation is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Lego Club Building Challenge Themes: May 2: PYRAMIDS May 10: SKYSCRAPERS May 17: PLANES, TRAINS, & AUTOMOBILES Ma…
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m.LEGO Club
Step right up to this interactive event, where you'll lean how to build fun creations out og LEGO® bricks! Your imagination is the limit.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
12 noonGeoff Dyer
Geoff Dyer comes to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, White Sands. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Geoff Dyer has received the Somerset Maugham Prize, the E. M. Forster Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism, and, in 2015, the Windham Campbell Prize for nonfiction. The author of four novels and nine works of fiction, Dyer is writer-in-residence at the University of So…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers
Friday, May 13, 2016
1 p.m.Movies @ Kips Bay Library Presents Book to Movie Adaptations: Agatha Christie's Murder On The Orient Express
Paramount Pictures Rating PG, Runtime 128 minutes, Release Year 1974; Director Sidney Lumet Synopsis Like many of Agatha Christie's mysteries, Murder on the Orient Express is predicated on an actual event, in this case the Lindbergh kidnapping. In the movie, everyone on board the Orient Express seems to have concluded that hateful financier Ratchett (Richard Widmark) was behind the abduction and murder of the infant daughter of a famed aviatrix. Thus, when Ratchett is himself found murdered…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Movie: Suffregette
Academy Award Nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter with Meryl Streep star in this historically charged drama of the early Suffragette Movement. Set in early 20th Century Britain these women were willing to sacrifice all in order to obtain the right to vote. Directed by Sarah Gavron. Color. 2015. Approx. 110 mins.
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Saturday, May 14, 2016
1:30 p.m.Open Craft Hour
Calling all creative crafters! Let your imagination run wild with our big box of craft supples. Make something cool and crafty to take home. For ages 6-16.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren
1:30 p.m.Open Craft Hour
Calling all creative crafters! Let your imagination run wild with our big box of craft supples. Make something cool and crafty to take home. For ages 6-16.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
3 p.m.Crafternoons!
What are we going to make today? Every week features a new exciting craft project, so fire up your imagination and join us for Crafternoons at Washington Heights! Projects will be perfect for ages 6 and up. Children 5 and under should have a helper!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3:30 p.m.Lego Club
The Ottendorfer Library has started a Library Lego Club for children 5 and Older This is an open opportunity for kids to get creative and build anything they choose. The library will provide the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination! All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to document your adventures, or check back here after the program--you might see your creation!
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m.Craft Corner
Let your imagination run wild and join us for crafts and fun!
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
4 p.m.Lego Club
Build creativity and STEM skills with Legos! Children are invited to join us for open-ended Lego play time. Take on a thematic building challenge or use your imagination to engineer your own unique creation. Lego Club is recommended for children ages 5-12. Please note: This is a popular, space-limited program. Participation is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Lego Club Building Challenge Themes: May 2: PYRAMIDS May 10: SKYSCRAPERS May 17: PLANES, TRAINS, & AUTOMOBILES Ma…
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Friday, May 20, 2016
3:30 p.m.Lego Hour
Use your imagination and skills to become the ultimate lego builder. For ages 5-11.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren
Monday, May 23, 2016
3:30 p.m.Lego Club
Build creativity and STEM skills with Legos! Children are invited to join us for open-ended Lego play time. Take on a thematic building challenge or use your imagination to engineer your own unique creation. Lego Club is recommended for children ages 8 and up.
Aguilar LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
7 p.m.Diane Arbus: Arthur Lubow and Wendy Lesser
All events are free, but you must reserve seats: click on the event of your choice and follow the instructions. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 10 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Click here to reserve your free seats! Arthur Lubow and Wendy Lesser discuss Lubow's new biography, Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer, which draws on exclusive interviews with Arbus’s friends, lovers, and colleagues, as well as…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
3 p.m.Crafternoons!
What are we going to make today? Every week features a new exciting craft project, so fire up your imagination and join us for Crafternoons at Washington Heights! Projects will be perfect for ages 6 and up. Children 5 and under should have a helper!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3:30 p.m.Lego & Play Dough Time!
Use your imagination and create anything you want using legos and play dough. You will be surprised with how creative you can be.
West Farms LibraryChildren
3:30 p.m.Lego Club
The Ottendorfer Library has started a Library Lego Club for children 5 and Older This is an open opportunity for kids to get creative and build anything they choose. The library will provide the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination! All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to document your adventures, or check back here after the program--you might see your creation!
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3:30 p.m.Free Sketch
Do you like drawing, coloring, sketching, or making any other kind of art? Come to Allerton's first ever Free Sketch program. Draw whatever you want, or get picture prompts. You're only limited by your imagination!
Allerton Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m.Craft Corner
Let your imagination run wild and join us for crafts and fun!
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
4 p.m.Lego Club
Build creativity and STEM skills with Legos! Children are invited to join us for open-ended Lego play time. Take on a thematic building challenge or use your imagination to engineer your own unique creation. Lego Club is recommended for children ages 5-12. Please note: This is a popular, space-limited program. Participation is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Lego Club Building Challenge Themes: May 2: PYRAMIDS May 10: SKYSCRAPERS May 17: PLANES, TRAINS, & AUTOMOBILES Ma…
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
6:30 p.m.The Lapidus Center Presents: Thomas Jefferson, Slavery, and Race
In this groundbreaking work, Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, Annette Gordon-Reed teams up with America’s leading Jefferson scholar, Peter S. Onuf, to analyze Thomas Jefferson’s vision of himself, the American Revolution, Christianity, slavery, and race. Gordon-Reed is the author of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning The Hemingses of Monticello, the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School, the C…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
7 p.m.Julian Barnes | Bruce Adolphe
Julian Barnes focuses his literary talents on Dmitri Shostakovich in his latest novel The Noise of Time, creating a fictionalized account of the Russian composer's struggle between Soviet values and musical integrity. He is joined by composer, educator, and performer Bruce Adolphe. JULIAN BARNES is the author of twenty previous books, for which he has received the Man Booker Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the David Cohen Prize for Literature, and the E. M…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
3 p.m.Crafternoons!
What are we going to make today? Every week features a new exciting craft project, so fire up your imagination and join us for Crafternoons at Washington Heights! Projects will be perfect for ages 6 and up. Children 5 and under should have a helper!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3:30 p.m.Lego Club
The Ottendorfer Library has started a Library Lego Club for children 5 and Older This is an open opportunity for kids to get creative and build anything they choose. The library will provide the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination! All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to document your adventures, or check back here after the program--you might see your creation!
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m.Craft Corner
Let your imagination run wild and join us for crafts and fun!
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
4 p.m.Lego Club
Build creativity and STEM skills with Legos! Children are invited to join us for open-ended Lego play time. Take on a thematic building challenge or use your imagination to engineer your own unique creation. Lego Club is recommended for children ages 5-12. Please note: This is a popular, space-limited program. Participation is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Lego Club Building Challenge Themes: May 2: PYRAMIDS May 10: SKYSCRAPERS May 17: PLANES, TRAINS, & AUTOMOBILES Ma…
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thursday, June 2, 2016
6 p.m.Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: The Struggle Against Racism and Repression
Schomburg Education presents this dynamic adult education program, curated by professors Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College/CUNY) and Komozi Woodard (Sarah Lawrence College), and featuring speakers Aram Goudsouzian, Aldon Morris and Caleb Smith. BIOS Caleb Smith is a professor of English and American Studies at Yale University and the author of The Oracle and the Curse (2013) and The Prison and the American Imagination (2009). His edition of The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict, an…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
6 p.m.Trademarks and Brand Protection for Your Business
Establishing a strong brand is important to business success and a trademark can become one of your company’s most important and valuable assets. From the onset of the creation of a business name, it is important from the trademark perspective to determine whether that name is viable. The name may be already in use or may be too descriptive; it may also be weak and therefore difficult to protect. This class will help a business understand the legal aspects of branding, the risks of not undertaki…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 014/015Adults,
Businesspeople
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
6 p.m.Outlaw American Art: 1945 - 2016
Alan Kaufman is an author-in-residence in The New York Public Library's Frederick Lewis Allen Room and author of the groundbreaking 'Outlaw' anthologies. The fourth and latest in the series is The Outlaw Bible of American Art , a 700 page revolutionary art world alternative canon of marginalized or famed autodidactic paint-slinging loners who followed their own outrageous, sometimes catastrophic visions to the heights of fame or the depths of neglect. Documenting movements from the Post-war to…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thursday, June 23, 2016
5:30 p.m.Motown Sound: The Music of Motown featuring Cody Childs
Pop and Jazz Vocalist Cody Childs, accompanied by Roxann McDade on keyboard, performs the music of Motown. The tribute includes historical notes on the beginnings of Motown based on the book titled “To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown by founder Berry Gordy, as well as a performance of Motown classics such as “My Girl”, “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”, “Just My Imagination”, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, “My Guy”, “Please Mr. Postman”, ”Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing”, “S…
Webster LibraryAdults
Saturday, June 25, 2016
2 p.m.Motown Sound: The Music of Motown featuring Cody Childs
Pop and Jazz Vocalist Cody Childs, accompanied by Roxann McDade on keyboard, performs the music of Motown. The tribute includes historical notes on the beginnings of Motown based on the book titled “To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown by founder Berry Gordy, as well as a performance of Motown classics such as “My Girl”, “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”, “Just My Imagination”, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, “My Guy”, “Please Mr. Postman”, ”Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing”, “S…
Mosholu LibraryAdults
Friday, July 1, 2016
10:15 a.m.The Lions Lego Zone
Bring your imagination and join us for fun with LEGOs! Kids and their grown-up will have a chance to show off their building skills with LEGOs provided by the Library. Blocks of various sizes will be provided for children ages 2-4 and 5-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Space is limited. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis starting at 10:00 AM. Please bring along a camera to take a pictures of your creation!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
3 p.m.Monster Puppet Imagination Station
A Summer Reading Program Some of the best puppets are monsters! Join Nicola McEldowney the puppeteer for a workshop where she'll teach you to make your own monsters out of socks, bags and other fun art materials. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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