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Saturday, August 29, 2015
2:30 p.m. Ivo Tirado's Latin Jazz Element Sextet in Concert
Latin Jazz combines rhythms from Latin America, Africa and United States Classical Jazz. Ivo Tirado and his band perform this music masterfully. The musical solos of its members will keep you out of your seat and on your feet
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Monday, August 31, 2015
2 p.m.Monday Afternoon Movie: The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
A dragon rains his fiery wrath down upon the men, women and children of Laketown. While the Laketown survivors seek shelter, a war starts between Men, the Dwarves, Elves, Wereworms and Orcs. Rated PG-13
Hunts Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4:30 p.m.The St. Agnes Book Discussion Group: Native Son by Wright, Richard
​ 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
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
6:30 p.m.LEAD Program Information Session
LEAD Program for Young Women Immigrants LEAD is a skills training and leadership development program consisting of 12- interactive workshops, a hands-on project, and a round table discussion to give participants an opportunity to meet women immigrant leaders and professionals. Weekly sessions are taught by experienced members of NWNY’s staff as well as guest speakers, many of whom are women immigrants or children of immigrants. Registration is open to any young woman immigrant between the ag…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Immigrants
Friday, September 4, 2015
9 a.m.Summer 2015 Last Chance! Friends Exhibition Viewing - Sinatra: An American Icon
For donors $40 or more Sinatra: An American Icon, the official exhibition of the Frank Sinatra Centennial, showcases 100 years of Sinatra legacy and was curated by the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the Sinatra Family. On the final day of this exhibition, enjoy three hours of private members-only viewing time. Invitations, which admit four, were mailed in July. The event will be from 9:00 a.m. to noon. For mor…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Donald and Mary Oenslager GalleryNYPL Supporters
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
6:30 p.m."The Ziegfeld Girls," with Marty Schneit, a Licensed New York City Tour Guide.
This illustrated lecture features The Ziegfeld Follies, the chorus girls from Florenz Ziegfeld's theatrical spectaculars from 1907 to 1931. The Ziegfeld Girl became an American Institution, a symbol of the modern independent woman. Florenz Ziegfeld was instrumental in bringing women to the center of society. Included in the presentation are: Florenz Ziegfeld, Irving Berlin, Anna Held, Justine Johnston, Ann Pennington, Peggy Hopkins Joyce, Fanny Brice, Joseph Urban and Ruth Etting. The following…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
10:30 a.m.LEAD Program Information Session
LEAD Program for Young Women Immigrants LEAD is a skills training and leadership development program consisting of 12- interactive workshops, a hands-on project, and a round table discussion to give participants an opportunity to meet women immigrant leaders and professionals. Weekly sessions are taught by experienced members of NWNY’s staff as well as guest speakers, many of whom are women immigrants or children of immigrants. Registration is open to any young woman immigrant between the ag…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Immigrants
Thursday, September 10, 2015
6:30 p.m.Sisters in Law
The first two women of the nation’s highest court could not have been more different: Republican and Democrat, Christian and Jew, western rancher’s daughter and Brooklyn girl. Yet in their shared obstacles, they tackled the most controversial issues of the twentieth century. In conversation with Library Council member Tali Farhadian Weinstein, Linda Hirshman will discuss the impact of the first female justices of the Supreme Court and their unlikely friendship, as chronicled in her book, “Sister…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomNYPL Supporters
Saturday, September 12, 2015
12 noonLa Leche League
La Leche League International strives to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother. La Leche League (LLL) of Staten Island offers women support and information about breastfeeding.Contact a volunteer Leader for free telephone or email help, or to be added to our free email newsletter list, or j…
Huguenot Park LibraryAdults
Monday, September 14, 2015
6 p.m.England, East Village, and Eastwick: Fall Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. September 14: Bagdad Cafe (1987; 95 mins.) Dir: Percy Adlon. A lonely German woman ends up in the most desolate motel on Earth and decides to make it brighter. Marianne Sägebrecht, CCH Pounder. September 21: Murder by Death (1976; 94 mins.) Dir: Robert Moore. Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
6 p.m.Who Are You and What Are You Supposed to Be Doing With Your Life?
Kristina Leonardi discusses re-assessing who you are and what you should be doing with your life so you can achieve fulfillment on all levels, and at the same time enable you to serve others. Kristina shares with you how she came to form The Women’s Mosaic, and how the tools and lessons she has learned can help you create a more gratifying career and life path for yourself. Click here for more SIBL programs and classes! Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise note…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
11 a.m.(CEIS) The Bronx Library Center Hosts 5th Annual Job Expo
Welcome to the Offical Page of the Bronx Library Center's 5th Annual Job Expo. We anticipate over (40) companies and educational institutions in attendance. There will also be several workshops providing valuable information and insight on Interviewing Skills, IT Training and Employment, Re-Entering The Workforce, Financial Security, Resume Writing and Dressing for Success. With so many potential employers in one spot, you would definitely want to make a good impression, right? So, when thi…
Bronx Library Center, Career and Educational Information ServiceJob Seekers
6 p.m.Book Discussion - The Year She Left Us
Get the neighborhood read. Check out what the librarian has recommended, and hear what others think about it. We've got the books, now we need you to talk! This month's discussion will be of the book, The Year She Left Us, by Kathryn Ma. Synopsis: Exploring the promise and pain of adoption, this beautiful novel of familial bonds follows 18-year-old Ari Kong as she, after a disastrous visit to her "home" orphanage in China, is plunged into a self-destructive spiral that forces all of…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Saturday, September 19, 2015
1 p.m.Movies @ St. George Library
"The Great Gatsby" Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan Warner Bros.; Directed by Baz Luhrman Rated PG-13; 143 minutes; 2013. A would-be writer Nick Carraway leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby. It is thus that Nick is drawn into t…
St. George Library Center, AuditoriumAdults
Sunday, September 20, 2015
5 p.m.Pre-Season Special Event: LIVE at Brooklyn Book Festival
Paul Holdengräber, curator of LIVE from the NYPL and professional conversationalist, sits down for an in-depth discussion with author Salman Rushdie (Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights) in a joint program of the Brooklyn Book Festival and LIVE in celebration of their 10th Anniversaries. The event will take place at 5:00 PM at Saint Francis Auditorium (180 Remsen St.) Following this, the two beloved New York City literary institutions will continue celebrating their 10th anniversari…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Monday, September 21, 2015
6 p.m.England, East Village, and Eastwick: Fall Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. September 14: Bagdad Cafe (1987; 95 mins.) Dir: Percy Adlon. A lonely German woman ends up in the most desolate motel on Earth and decides to make it brighter. Marianne Sägebrecht, CCH Pounder. September 21: Murder by Death (1976; 94 mins.) Dir: Robert Moore. Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Monday, September 28, 2015
6 p.m.England, East Village, and Eastwick: Fall Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. September 14: Bagdad Cafe (1987; 95 mins.) Dir: Percy Adlon. A lonely German woman ends up in the most desolate motel on Earth and decides to make it brighter. Marianne Sägebrecht, CCH Pounder. September 21: Murder by Death (1976; 94 mins.) Dir: Robert Moore. Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
12 noonDixieland jazz concert presented by the Gotham JazzmenNew York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
6 p.m.Urban Cave | Andrea Star Reese, Alison Morley | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Photographer Andrea Star Reese and Alison Morley, Director of Photography and Photojournalism at the International Center of Photography (ICP), who served as photo editor for Urban Cave discuss the development of this long-term and challenging project as they share images from the book with the audience. Urban Cave originally began as a photo essay taking viewers into the life of a community of unsheltered homeless people who lived for more than a de…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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, October 7, 2015
6 p.m.Public Natures | Marion Weiss, Michael Manfredi, Stan Allen, Barry Bergdoll, Alexandra Lange, David van der Leer | Architectural Explorations in Book Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Rail lines, bridges, highways, waterways, and off-ramps—larger than life but part of it, infrastructural systems are the enduring forms of urban evolution, multiplying as cities grow and requiring expanding swaths of territory to accommodate more and more monofunctional requirements. What if the very hard line between landscape, architecture, engineering, and urbanism could find a more synthetic convergence? Join Marion Weiss, Michael A. Manfredi, Alexa…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, October 8, 2015
2 p.m.Maternal Health and Wellness
This program will focus on the Total Wellness for women who are expecting. There will be discussions on physical health during and after pregnancy, nutrition, breastfeeding, child safety, and pediatric care. Presented by Gilda Gillim, MetroPlus
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults
Saturday, October 10, 2015
10 a.m.La Leche League
La Leche League International strives to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother. La Leche League (LLL) of Staten Island offers women support and information about breastfeeding.Contact a volunteer Leader for free telephone or email help, or to be added to our free email newsletter list, or j…
Huguenot Park LibraryAdults
11 a.m.Inexpensive Ways to Be Healthy
Times are tough, money is tight, but that doesn't mean you need to give up your healthy lifestyle. Learn inexpensive ways to be healthy. We'll discuss how one can be healthy and save money at the same time. Frank Drake holds an Assoc. Degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Science degree in Police Science & Legal Studies, an MBA, a certification in Personal Training from “American Council on Exercise” since 1997, and has been involved in Fitness and the Martial Arts his entire adult l…
Woodlawn Heights LibraryAdults
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
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
4 p.m.Movies @ Kips Bay Library presents New Releases Movie Night: Beyond The Reach
Lions Gate Films, Inc. Rating R, Runtime 95 minutes, Release Year 2014; Director Jean-Baptiste Léonetti Synopsis Jean-Baptiste Léonetti's minimalist thriller Beyond the Reach stars Michael Douglas as Madec, a cold-hearted and very wealthy businessman who hires a young tracker named Ben (Jeremy Irvine) to go into the Mojave with him in order to shoot rare game. Early in their hunt, Madec accidentally shoots a man, and -- not wanting to spend time in jail, or screw up a multimillion-dollar de…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.Stolen Legacy: Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice at Krausenstrasse 17/18, Berlin," with Dina Gold, a former BBC investigative journalist, a television producer, co-chair of the Washington Jewish Film Festival, and a senior editor at "Moment" magazine.
In this illustrated lecture, the daughter of one of the original owners of the building, details the history of the Wolff family’s ownership of the building, its confiscation by the Nazis, and the family’s legal fight to reclaim it.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m. Women in Islam: Human Right and Social Justice Lecture
Join Women in Islam Inc. for their annual Human Rights Social Justice Lecture Series. Women in Islam Inc is an organization committed to advancing the spiritual and intellectual development of women to empower them as dynamic participants in civil society and as advocates for human rights and social justice. Follow @WomeninIslamInc on Twitter First come, first seated For all free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before…
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, October 14, 2015
6 p.m.Jean Michel Basquiat: The Notebooks | Fred “Fab 5 Freddy” Brathwaite, Al Diaz, Michael Holman, Carlo McCormick, Mary Ann Monforton, Larry Warsh | An Art Book Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Celebrating the publication of Jean Michel Basquiat: The Notebooks a facsimile edition of eight composition books produced by the artist, and The Unknown Notebooks exhibition featuring them at Brooklyn Museum, Carlo McCormick moderates a panel discussion featuring Basquiat's close friends and collaborators Fred "Fab 5 Freddy" Brathwaite, Al Diaz, Michael Holman, Mary Ann Monforton, and Larry Warsh. Focusing primarily on this previously little-known bo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Saturday, October 17, 2015
2 p.m.NEW YORK WRITERS WORKSHOP presents Re-inventing Yourself through Poetry
Loren Kleinman Poems are about expression of the self. Our deepest thoughts and ideas sneak out when put paper to pen in those moments of solitude. Think of each poem you write as a chance to reinvent yourself; each utterance as a moment of reflection and self-love. This workshop will take you on a journey through poetic self-expression and work to tap into your core thoughts and memories using poetic imagery, line and form. Change is often scary, but we can use poetry to help us explore and to…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
2:30 p.m.Breast Cancer Screening
Breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women at some point in their life time. Studies have shown that early detection is vital in successful treatment of breast cancer. Detect and defeat! Free mammogram screening for women 40 and over who have not been screened in the past year. Presented by Gilda Gillim, MetroPlus
Parkchester LibraryAdults
Sunday, October 18, 2015
2 p.m.The Rafael Hernandez Music Festival 2015
Please join us for the Rafael Hernandez Music Festival 2015. Featured musicians include: Salsa and Latin Jazz, super talented, Mexican pianist Zoila Martinez Loeza and friends Puerto Rican singer Gloria Mirabal. Ms. Mirabal is a seasoned vocalist, one of the best interpreters of Rafael Hernandez music. Her accompanist will be the Argentinian pianist, composer, arranger Frank Valiente.
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Monday, October 19, 2015
6 p.m.England, East Village, and Eastwick: Fall Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. September 14: Bagdad Cafe (1987; 95 mins.) Dir: Percy Adlon. A lonely German woman ends up in the most desolate motel on Earth and decides to make it brighter. Marianne Sägebrecht, CCH Pounder. September 21: Murder by Death (1976; 94 mins.) Dir: Robert Moore. Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.Visually Speaking: Eli Reed
Love the work of photographer and photojournalist, Eli Reed? Discover A Long Walk Home, a retrospective book of Reed’s images and documentation of the U.S. and abroad. Mark Lubell, director of the International Center of Photography, will be in conversation with Reed and a book signing will follow the program. Eli Reed was born in the U.S. and studied pictorial illustration at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts, graduating in 1969. In 1982, he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard Universit…
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
7 p.m.Mark Doty and Bill T. Jones
Mark Doty is the author of several collections of poetry, most recently Deep Lane (W. W. Norton, 2015); A Swarm, A Flock, A Host: A Compendium of Creatures (Prestel, 2013); Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems (HarperCollins, 2008), which received the National Book Award; School of the Arts (HarperCollins, 2005); Source (HarperCollins, 2002); and Sweet Machine (HarperCollins, 1998). Other collections include Atlantis (HarperCollins, 1995), which received the Ambassador Book Award, the Bingham Po…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumBook Lovers
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
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, October 21, 2015
6:30 p.m.My Fair Ladies: Female Robots, Androids, and Other Artificial Eves, with Julie Wosk, Professor of art history, English, and studio painting at SUNY Maritime College
Taking us on a fascinating tour across a wide variety of media, including sci-fi films, television shows, and advertising, Julie Wosk's illustrated lecture on her most recent book, My Fair Ladies introduces us to a bevy of lifelike, manmade women. Through her study of everything from automatons to lifelike artificial intelligence machines, Julie Wosk considers how this figure of the “perfect woman” has come to embody not only fantasies, but also fears about gender and technology.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, October 22, 2015
12 noonFrom Pins to Profits: Using Pinterest for Your Business
Pinterest, the 'visual bookmarking' site, is already the Web’s 5th-largest source of referral traffic & is Social Media’s #1 source of Profits for Small Business (besting Facebook by 212%). Charlie Conard discusses strategies that can turn Pinterest into a Profit Center for the entrepreneur, the consultant and the small business owner. If your business is very visual and you have some great photos, Pinterest is likely an untapped opportunity for you. Appealing to a different demographic…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
6:30 p.m.Playboy Swings: How Hugh Hefner and Playboy Changed the Face of Music, with Patty Farmer, acknowledged as the leading expert on all things pertaining to music, entertainment-and the entertainers-of Playboy.
This mutimedia presentation focuses specifically on Playboy and the music scene, its impact on popular entertainment (and vice versa), and the fabulous cadre of performers who took to the stages of the mythic Playboy Clubs and Jazz Festivals.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Saturday, October 24, 2015
10:30 a.m.Book Discussion: "The Best of Everything: a Novel" by Rona Jaffe
When Rona Jaffe’s superb page-turner was first published in 1958, it changed contemporary fiction forever. Some readers were shocked, but millions more were electrified when they saw themselves reflected in its story of five young employees of a New York publishing company. Almost sixty years later, The Best of Everything: a Novel remains touchingly—and sometimes hilariously—true to the personal and professional struggles women face in the city. There’s Ivy League Caroline, who dreams of gradu…
St. George Library CenterAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
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