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Saturday, April 18, 2015
2 p.m.Music @NYPL presents: Blaise Siwula
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Week The performance will feature original compositions by Mr. Siwula, on saxophones/clarinet and flutes from Southeast Asia including improvisatory techniques based on Jazz from the 1920's to the 21st century. Mr. Siwula has released cds with CIMPRecords/CadenceRecords, NoFrillsMusic (USA), Konnex Records (Berlin), Setola-Di Maiale (Italy) re: KonStruCt Records (Istanbul). A resident of NYC (since 1989) saxophonist Blaise Siwula has worked with a wide variety o…
Pelham Bay LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.Music: "Steve Oates, Guitarist"
Music Program: "Steve Oates, Guitarist"--Riverdale resident and performer Oates plays contemporary hits as well as standards in this hour-long show. "Dazzling fingerpicked renditions of contemporary, jazz & pop tunes... Steve's a fine entertainer as well, and his shows are always a special event."- Acoustic Beat
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryAdults
2:30 p.m.Music @NYPL presents: Cary Brown Trio
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Week Cary Brown is a versatile professional pianist/keyboard artist who has made in impact in the three usually separate worlds of classical music, jazz and popular genres. Since completing a degree in classical piano at the Eastman School of Music, Cary has performed, toured and recorded with artists as diverse as legendary Jamaican music pioneers The Skatalites and famed American singer-songwriter Sloan Wainwright, as well as with his own jazz piano trio. He i…
Sedgwick LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Monday, April 20, 2015
5:30 p.m.Standing Down: a reading and discussion group for veterans
Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian is a new reading and discussion series for veterans. It is held in the informal setting of your local library and based on a special collection of writing by and about men and women who have served in the military and made the transition back into civilian life. Standing Down includes writing ranging from Homer’s Iliad to personal accounts by members of the US Armed Forces. The facilitator, Jeremy Warneke, is a veteran of the United States Army National…
Morris Park LibraryAdults
5:30 p.m.Macomb's Bridge Mondays-Reels to Reels A Great Day in Harlem
Cinematography, Steve Petropoulos ; narrator, Quincy Jones. A documentary about a photograph taken by Art Kane in 1958 of jazz artists. Includes home movie footage of that day of the musicians arriving and greeting each other the morning of the shoot. Also includes conversations with musicians and archival performance footage.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
NYPL Supporters,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Adults
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Stories from the Algonquin Round Table
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! April 2015 — Stories from the Algonquin Round Table Wednesday, April 15, 1:00 pm Monday, April 20, 7:00 pm Manicure by Margaret Leech The atmosphere in the salons of Leon and Jules (Specialists in the Artistry of Coiffure) changes on Saturday afternoons. The society ladies who lunch are replaced by women who work during the week. On this Saturday one customer recounts a cautionary tale to her manicuris…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
9 a.m.Postponed
Single Stop / Government Benefits
Do you know you may qualify for over 40 government benefits? Food Stamps / Cash Assistance (PA, TANF, Safety Net) / Medicare / Medicaid Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) / Unemployment Insurance / Senior Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) / Emergency Assistance (“One Shot Deal”) /Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) / Safelink Cell Phone / And Many More! We also provide referrals to Legal, Financial, and Counseling Services within your community! Visit Us At Bronx LibraryCenter 310 Eas…
Bronx Library CenterAdults,
Families,
Immigrants,
Persons Without Homes
12 noonDixieland Jazz
Presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Please enter by 111 Amsterdam Avenue. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Plaza entrance opens at 12:00 p.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
4:30 p.m.A Free poetry workshop brought to you by Bill Zavatsky
A Free poetry workshop brought to you by Bill. Zavatsky. Bill Zavatsky holds B.A. and M.F.A degrees from Columbia University. He has taught at all levels of education since 1971. For many years he taught in the high school at the Trinity School in Manhattan, and most recently at the Eugene Lang College of the New School. His poetry-writing workshop has been ongoing at the Morningside Heights Library since May of 2013. Bill has published three books of poems, Where X Marks the Spot, For Steve…
Morningside Heights, Story Hour RoomAdults
Thursday, April 23, 2015
9 a.m.Postponed
Single Stop / Government Benefits
Do you know you may qualify for over 40 government benefits? Food Stamps / Cash Assistance (PA, TANF, Safety Net) / Medicare / Medicaid Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) / Unemployment Insurance / Senior Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) / Emergency Assistance (“One Shot Deal”) /Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) / Safelink Cell Phone / And Many More! We also provide referrals to Legal, Financial, and Counseling Services within your community! Visit Us At Bronx LibraryCenter 310 Eas…
Bronx Library CenterAdults,
Families,
Immigrants,
Persons Without Homes
5 p.m.Music @NYPL presents Choro Down Neck
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Week Choro Down Neck performs a variety of Brazilian popular styles, including choro, choro-samba, samba, bossa nova, and forro. Never heard of choro? Well, once you hear it, you'll never go back. The Brazilian choro has something for everyone; poignant, delicious, 19th-century harmonies combined with Afrocentric, syncopated rhythms reminiscent of ragtime and early American jazz; exquisite, exciting, and often virtuosic melodies, and the interlocking rhythms of…
125th Street LibraryAdults
5:30 p.m.Music @NYPL presents Don Witter Performing Jazz Guitar Standards
Spend an afternoon of music with Don Witter at the library. He will be performing works by Ellington, Rodgers and Hart, Legrand, Porter and Gershwin. Don Witter, Jr. started musical life at 4 trained as a Classical Pianist and 1st performed in public at the age of 5 at Carnegie Recital Hall. He appeared on the "TED MACK AMATEUR HOUR" and graduated from the high school of Music and Art where he was known as an accompanist for the High School Chorus and Vocal Students.
Webster LibraryAdults
Friday, April 24, 2015
11 a.m.Shashin: Photography from Japan
SHASHIN: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM JAPAN is a multi-institution program aimed to raise awareness of photography from Japan in New York, foster an exchange, and stimulate discussion in multiple segments: Academics, students, art collectors, researchers, artists, photographers, Japanophiles, and the general public of New York City. The festival’s main event is a two-day symposium held inside the New York Public Library with the following panels and artists’ presentations: Friday, April 24th, 11am-6pm (Au…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
4:15 p.m.The Importance of Asset Allocation in Building a Diversified Portfolio
A soaring dollar and interest rate increases can create havoc in your portfolio. Are foreign investments an opportunity or a liability? Does your bond portfolio carry greater risk? Erika Safran, CFP discusses how different asset classes react and share investment strategies for a new era of currency wars. Erika Safran, CFP® is founder of Safran Wealth Advisors. She is an adjunct faculty member in the CFP program at Baruch College, and a board member of the NY Chapter of the Financial P…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Saturday, April 25, 2015
11 a.m.Shashin: Photography from Japan
SHASHIN: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM JAPAN is a multi-institution program aimed to raise awareness of photography from Japan in New York, foster an exchange, and stimulate discussion in multiple segments: Academics, students, art collectors, researchers, artists, photographers, Japanophiles, and the general public of New York City. The festival’s main event is a two-day symposium held inside the New York Public Library with the following panels and artists’ presentations: Friday, April 24th, 11am-6pm (Au…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
2 p.m.Music @NYPL presents: Mark Weinstein Duo
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Week Known to long-time New York salsa fans as a trombonist who recorded with such legendary greats as Charlie Palmieri, Eddie Palmieri, and Ray Barretto, as a flutist Mark Weinstein has made an indelible impact on the worlds of modern jazz, as well as Cuban, African, Brazilian, and Yiddish traditional music. Mr. Weinstein was named Latin Jazz Corner Flutist of the Year in 2007 and 2011, won Latin Jazz Corner's Brazilian Album of the Year in 2008 for his CD Lua e…
Soundview LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.Music @NYPL presents: Cary Brown Trio
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Week Cary Brown is a versatile professional pianist/keyboard artist who has made in impact in the three usually separate worlds of classical music, jazz and popular genres. Since completing a degree in classical piano at the Eastman School of Music, Cary has performed, toured and recorded with artists as diverse as legendary Jamaican music pioneers The Skatalites and famed American singer-songwriter Sloan Wainwright, as well as with his own jazz piano trio. He i…
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.NYC Erasure Festival
The afternoon starts with a brief panel discussion on The Art of Erasure, a form of found poetry created by erasing or marking out an existing text with masters of the form sharing their approaches and chatting about what can come of erasure as a creative practice. Then it’s your turn. We’ll bring the Sharpies, crayons, highlighters and other erasure accoutrements, plus a huge supply of literary magazines. A wonderful bonus: you can discover new literary magazines and writers you’ve never read b…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, DeWitt Wallace Periodical RoomAdults
Monday, April 27, 2015
4:30 p.m. The St. Agnes Book Discussion Group: The Age of Innocence by Wharton, Edith
​ ST. Agnes Book Discussion Group Meeting on the last Monday of the Month at 4:30 PM 2014 Sept.29 – Sons and Lovers by Lawrence , D.H. Oct. 27- The Story of Edward Sawtelle by Wroblewski , David Nov. 24- Tinkers by Harding , Paul Dec. 29- The Quiet American by Greene , Graham 2015 Jan. 26- The Assistant by Malamud , Bernard Feb. 23- The Red Badge of Courage by Crane, Stephen Mar.30- To The Lighthouse by Woolf, Virginia Apr. 27- The Age of Innocence by…
St. Agnes LibraryBook Lovers
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
9 a.m.Postponed
Single Stop / Government Benefits
Do you know you may qualify for over 40 government benefits? Food Stamps / Cash Assistance (PA, TANF, Safety Net) / Medicare / Medicaid Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) / Unemployment Insurance / Senior Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) / Emergency Assistance (“One Shot Deal”) /Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) / Safelink Cell Phone / And Many More! We also provide referrals to Legal, Financial, and Counseling Services within your community! Visit Us At Bronx LibraryCenter 310 Eas…
Bronx Library CenterAdults,
Families,
Immigrants,
Persons Without Homes
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
10:30 a.m.Standing Down: Reading and Discussion Groups for Veterans & their families
Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian is a series of reading and discussion groups for veterans. Held in the informal setting of local libraries, it focuses on a special collection of writing by and about men and women who have served in the military and made the transition back into civilian life. Standing Down features works ranging from Homer’s Iliad to personal accounts by members of the United States Armed Forces. The program is open to service members of all eras and is free. Participa…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
4:45 p.m.A Free poetry workshop brought to you by Bill Zavatsky
A Free poetry workshop brought to you by Bill. Zavatsky. Bill Zavatsky holds B.A. and M.F.A degrees from Columbia University. He has taught at all levels of education since 1971. For many years he taught in the high school at the Trinity School in Manhattan, and most recently at the Eugene Lang College of the New School. His poetry-writing workshop has been ongoing at the Morningside Heights Library since May of 2013. Bill has published three books of poems, Where X Marks the Spot, For Steve…
Morningside Heights, Story Hour RoomAdults
5 p.m.Standing Down: A reading & discussion group for veterans
Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian is a new reading and discussion series for veterans. It is held in the informal setting of your local library and based on a special collection of writing by and about men and women who have served in the military and made the transition back into civilian life. Standing Down includes writing ranging from Homer’s Iliad to personal accounts by members of the US Armed Forces. This program is open to members of the U.S. Armed Forces from all eras, their fam…
Bloomingdale Library, AuditoriumAdults
6 p.m.Come as You Are | Aziz + Cucher, Alexandra Schwartz, Shahzia Sikander, Marina Zurkow | An Art Book Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. This event celebrates the publication of Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s and the exhibition by the same title, on view at the Montclair Art Museum this spring before embarking on a national tour. Featuring four artists from the exhibition and moderated by its curator Alexandra Schwartz, the panel examines the insights achieved by, and challenges inherent in, creating a history of a relatively recent era, many of whose key issues—surrounding identitie…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, April 30, 2015
9 a.m.Postponed
Single Stop / Government Benefits
Do you know you may qualify for over 40 government benefits? Food Stamps / Cash Assistance (PA, TANF, Safety Net) / Medicare / Medicaid Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) / Unemployment Insurance / Senior Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) / Emergency Assistance (“One Shot Deal”) /Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) / Safelink Cell Phone / And Many More! We also provide referrals to Legal, Financial, and Counseling Services within your community! Visit Us At Bronx LibraryCenter 310 Eas…
Bronx Library CenterAdults,
Families,
Immigrants,
Persons Without Homes
7 p.m.William Greaves: Celebrating His Life, His Art & His Legacy
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in collaboration with the Greaves Family invite you to William Greaves: Celebrating His Life, His Art and His Legacy, a public tribute for pioneer filmmaker William Greaves and his leadership in film and television.The evening will feature several guest speakers and performers who have worked with or been inspired by Greaves’ art and legacy. ABOUT WILLIAM GREAVES Director, producer and writer William Greaves began his career as a feature…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Friday, May 1, 2015
5 p.m. THE CITY DARK (2012) -- POV Friday Night Movies
THE CITY DARK (2012) By Ian Cheney 60 minutes Is darkness becoming extinct? When filmmaker Ian Cheney moves from rural Maine to New York City and discovers streets awash in light and skies devoid of stars, he embarks on a journey to America’s brightest and darkest corners, asking astronomers, cancer researchers and ecologists what is lost in the glare of city lights. Blending a humorous, searching narrative with poetic footage of the night sky, The City Dark provides a fascinating introductio…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Saturday, May 2, 2015
11 a.m.Bronx Heroes Comic Con: Women in Comics ConventionBronx Library CenterAdults
2 p.m.Music @NYPL presents New York Mandolin Ensemble
A musical group, which features the entire mandolin family of instruments as well as other plucked string instruments. A performance of music ranging from Renaissance to classical, folk to jazz, including many original compositions.
Richmondtown LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Saturday Movie: Steel Magnolias
Steel Magnolias DVD | Color | 1989 | 118 min | Columbia Pictures | Rated PG Revolving around Truvy's Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana, Steel Magnolias is the story of a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together there. M'Lynn (Sally Field) is the mother of bride-to-be Shelby Eatenton (Julia Roberts), and as friend Truvy Jones (Dolly Parton) fixes the women's hair for the ceremony, they welcome aspiring beautician Annelle Dupuy Desoto (Daryl Hannah). Time pass…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
2:30 p.m.Music @NYPL presents Afronaughtica
Pianist Chiemi Nakai and vocalist Mari Koga met as college students in Osaka, Japan, and came to New York together in 2000 to study jazz performance program at Queens College. In the years that followed, both have made their mark on the New York City Latin music scene and in the jazz worlds, as individual performers and as collaborators. Mari has performed on Chiemi's 2008 CD release, Bridges, and have released a full-length CD together, Afronaughtica (2010). Equally comfortable in both Latin…
Sedgwick LibraryAdults
Sunday, May 3, 2015
3 p.m.The 14th Annual Dr. Betty Shabazz Lecture
Women In Islam, Inc. celebrates the example and legacy of Dr. Betty Shabazz annually and recognize women, of all backgrounds and faiths, who demonstrate their unwavering and courageous dedication to helping others. Reception and Awards Ceremony: $35; Students: $20. RSVP to: rsvp@womeninislam.org For more information and to purchase tickets, visit womeninislam.org or call (212) 576-8875 For all media inquiries, please contact Adenike Olanrewaju at adenikeolanrewaju@nypl.org. ______…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
9 a.m.Single Stop / Government Benefits
Do you know you may qualify for over 40 government benefits? Food Stamps / Cash Assistance (PA, TANF, Safety Net) / Medicare / Medicaid Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) / Unemployment Insurance / Senior Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) / Emergency Assistance (“One Shot Deal”) /Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) / Safelink Cell Phone / And Many More! We also provide referrals to Legal, Financial, and Counseling Services within your community! Visit Us At Bronx LibraryCenter 310 Eas…
Bronx Library CenterAdults,
Families,
Immigrants,
Persons Without Homes
11 a.m.Standing Down: A reading and discussion group for veterans
Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian is a new reading and discussion series for veterans. It is held in the informal setting of your local library and based on a special collection of writing by and about men and women who have served in the military and made the transition back into civilian life. Standing Down includes writing ranging from Homer’s Iliad to personal accounts by members of the US Armed Forces. The program is open to service members of all eras and is free. You will also r…
Jerome Park LibraryAdults
12 noonDixieland Jazz
Presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Please enter by 111 Amsterdam Avenue. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Plaza entrance opens at 12:00 p.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
6 p.m.Music @NYPL presents Ken Simon Jazz Quartet
Celebrating songs of protest and sounds of freedom with music that inspired the Civil Rights Movement. Following musical performance join us for a discussion on how music was used to rally the nation and inspired a fight for equality.
New Dorp LibraryAdults
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
7 p.m.Diane von Furstenberg | Rhonda Garelick
Diane von Furstenberg, whom Newsweek called "the most marketable woman since Coco Chanel," joins award-winning scholar and Chanel biographer Rhonda Garelick to explore what it means to be a fashion icon. DIANE VON FURSTENBERG first entered the fashion world in 1972 with a suitcase full of jersey dresses. Two years later, she created the wrap dress, which came to symbolize power and independence for an entire generation of women. By 1976, she had sold over a million of the dresses and was featur…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thursday, May 7, 2015
9 a.m.Single Stop / Government Benefits
Do you know you may qualify for over 40 government benefits? Food Stamps / Cash Assistance (PA, TANF, Safety Net) / Medicare / Medicaid Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) / Unemployment Insurance / Senior Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) / Emergency Assistance (“One Shot Deal”) /Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) / Safelink Cell Phone / And Many More! We also provide referrals to Legal, Financial, and Counseling Services within your community! Visit Us At Bronx LibraryCenter 310 Eas…
Bronx Library CenterAdults,
Families,
Immigrants,
Persons Without Homes
Friday, May 8, 2015
11 a.m.Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
Engage in the joy and challenge of reading, memorizing, and acting Shakespeare! In this eight-week course, we will delve into the demands and pleasures of Shakespeare, mindful that the plays weren’t written as ‘literature’ but as texts for actors to perform. Every class session will include a brief physical and vocal warm up. No acting experience necessary! The course will culminate in a final performance of select monologues and scenes. Classes will meet Fridays from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, M…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
2 p.m.Standing Down A reading and discussion group for veterans
Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian is a new reading and discussion series for veterans. It is held in the informal setting of your local library and based on a special collection of writing by and about men and women who have served in the military and made the transition back into civilian life. Standing Down includes writing ranging from Homer’s Iliad to personal accounts by members of the US Armed Forces. The program is open to service members of all eras and is free. You w…
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults
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