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Wednesday, March 4, 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, March 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
4:30 p.m.Women's Writing and Discussion Group
Hannelore Hahn, who directed the International Women's Writing Guild for 37 years, hosts a monthly informal women’s writing & discussion group. Non-writers are also welcome to join the discussion. 4:30pm - 6:15pm
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Friday, March 6, 2015
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
6 p.m.First Fridays:Blue Note Edition
Journey to musical nirvana with live jazz, R&B and funk at a special Blue Note Edition of our popular monthly social gathering, First Friday! Groove to the music of the Yaz Band as you enjoy signature drinks and extended viewing hours in our galleries. Explore our two new Exhibitions, Curators Choice: Black Life Matters and Coming Home: Remembering. Sahara FM Radio’s Humble Prince Olu will host the event. The Yaz band, led by Yasuyuki, will be playing jazz, R&B, and funk in our Langston…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Saturday, March 7, 2015
1 p.m.Paul and Rochelle Chamlin presents Fine and Dandy: The Ladies of Tin Pan Alley
Paul Chamlin has been an integral part of the New York musical scene for over 25 years. Rochelle Chamlin has performed as a soloist and professional vocalist with many groups. The two teamed up to create a cabaret style show that features the American songbook and musical theater standards. This show highlights the music and lyrics of the women who made major contributions to this incredibly fruitful era of songwriting. Informational tidbits are intertwined with tuneful favorites by Kay Swift,…
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
2 p.m.Music @NYPL presents: Blaise Siwula
The performance will feature a wide variety of music, from traditional holiday melodies to original compositions. Mr. Siwula, on alto saxophone, will be accompanied by long-time duet partner Dom Minasi on guitar. This collaboration has recordings on CIMP Records (USA), Konnex Records (Berlin) and re: KonStruCt Records (Istanbul). The music is improvisatory with spontaneous compositions based on Jazz from the 1920's to the 21st century. A resident of NYC (since 1989) saxophonist Blaise Siwula ha…
Richmondtown LibraryAdults
2:30 p.m.Music @NYPL presents Choro Down Neck
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 the classical guitar and pandeiro.…
Sedgwick Library
Array
Adults
2:30 p.m.Lincoln Center Screening: Villalobos Brothers
Discover the magic of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in your neighborhood. The New York Public Library, in partnership with Lincoln Center, is bringing FREE screenings to a library near you. Masterfully blending the indigenous rhythms and melodies of their native Veracruz with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music, the brothers deliver an intoxicatingly virtuosic musical brew that that will redefine your notions of Latin song. Born and raised in Xalapa, Mexico, the b…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
3 p.m.A Cultural History of French Film, 1895-1945: A Five Session Course
France is considered the birthplace of cinema and has always been at the center of developments in the medium. This class explores the rich history of French film from its origins in late nineteenth century until the end of the Second World War in terms of larger issues in French culture, society, aesthetics, and politics. We will examine the following celebrated periods in French film style: Early Silent Cinema, the Avant-Garde, Surrealism, Poetic Realism, and filmmaking under the German occupa…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
3 p.m.90-Second Newbery Film Festival 2015
The 90-Second Newbery returns for its fourth year! This is an annual video contest in which young filmmakers create movies that creatively compress the stories of Newbery Award-winning books into 90 seconds or less. The NYC screening of the 90-Second Newbery films will be at the New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Saturday, March 7, 2015 and will be hosted by film festival founder and children's author James Kennedy (The Order of Odd-Fish) with a special co-host: childre…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Monday, March 9, 2015
4 p.m.Celebrating Women in Science Series
In celebration of Women's History Month, come learn about some of the women in science. Children will be learn through story books about these amazing women and then complete either a science experiment or an arts and craft.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren
4 p.m.Stop/Motion Animation Film Festival!
Come see the short films created by the teens of Stapleton Library, along with a few other Stop/Motion animated shorts from around the world!
Stapleton Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
6 p.m.Monday Night Films!
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. February 2: Rocky (1976; 119min.) Dir: John G. Avildsen. Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed. Won 1977 Academy Award for Best Picture. Starring Sylvester Stallone and Talia Shire. February 9: Badlands (1973; 94min.) Dir: Terrence Malick. An imp…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
6 p.m.Woza! The Untold Story of New Heritage, Lincoln Center Theater, and the Celebration of South African Voices
On September 25, 1987 at New York City's Lincoln Center Theater (LCT), a cast of 24 young South Africans, none older than 25, wearing matching bowler hats, ties, and uniform blue sweaters, shared the story of high school students involved in the Soweto Uprising. Singing in Zulu and dancing toyi-toyi, they reveled in a culture their home country's government fiercely tried to suppress. With a score that fused traditional South African music with American pop and jazz, Sarafina! the new musical b…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
7 p.m.Women’s Jazz Festival: Tribute to Nona Hendryx
Join various artists as they pay homage to Nona Hendryx with a special performance by the groundbreaking artist herself. Nona Hendryx has always been on the cutting edge of music, from her beginnings with Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles to LaBelle, the groundbreaking rock funk band of the 70s. Her artistry is unmatched with a stunning solo career and induction into The Rhythm & Blues Foundations’ Hall of Fame in 1999. Click here for more information.…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Tuesday, March 10, 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
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.Music @NYPL presents Enrico Granafei
Enrico has a long history of musical experience, which encompasses both Classical Music and Jazz. Enrico received a degree in classical guitar from the Conservatory of l’Aquila in Italy in 1976. His artistic career started in Rome where he soon became known in the musical community. But Enrico is even MORE exciting because, in addition to jazz guitar, he also sings, and he plays harmonica. In addition to jazz and Latin American music, his repertoire also often has an Italian component. He has…
Tremont LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.Serving the Country: Women in Service During World War II
In commemoration of Women's History Month, Lincoln Hallowell will discuss Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) and the duties performed by these brave women at Floyd Bennett Field, a Naval Air Station in Brooklyn, New York. Mr. Hallowell is a National Park Service Ranger at the Gateway Recreation Area, Jamaica Bay Unit. Presented in conjunction with the Roosevelt Island Historical Society and its president, Judith Berdy.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Wednesday, March 11, 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, March 12, 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.Film Screening: Riding My Way Back (2015 Reelabilities Film Festival)
Riding My Way Back is a short documentary that chronicles one soldier’s journey back from the brink of suicide. In 2010, Staff Sergeant Aaron Heliker returned from multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), in addition to third-degree burns and nerve damage from a roadside bomb. At his most desperate and isolated, on 42 medications and suicidal, Aaron is introduced to the unlikeliest of saviors: a horse named Fred.…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
2 p.m.7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival - Film
The festival will kick off at The Hamilton Grange Library with a screening of….. JON IMBER’S LEFT HAND: March 12, 2 pm Dir. Richard Kane (USA, 63 min, 2014, Documentary) When ALS began to affect artist Jon Imber, he switched from painting with his right hand to his left, and then with both hands at his waist. Imber’s paintings and intimate conversations with his wife reveal his fears as his degenerative condition worsens. Gabriel: March 13, 2 pm Dir. Lou Howe (USA, 87 min, 2014, Narrativ…
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults
3:30 p.m.Her Story
Stories that celebrate the beauty, intelligence and spirit of women. Presented by Linda Humes for children ages 5 and older.
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4:30 p.m.7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival presents Autistic Like Me: A Father’s Perspective
Autistic Like Me: A Father’s Perspective Charles Jones / USA / English / 82 min NYC PREMIERE Autistic Like Me examines the lives of fathers and male caregivers raising children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dispelling the archaic notion of “big boys don’t cry”, Autistic Like Me uniquely chronicles the emotional struggle of a group of fathers as they open up to one another about the fear, disappointment and, ultimately, the acceptance of a very different parenting experience than they h…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Friday, March 13, 2015
12 noonREELABILITIES NY Disabilities Film Festival - Autistic Like Me: A Father's Perspective
Autistic Like Me: A Father's Perspective Charles Jones, Documentary 82 min, USA, 2014 Autism Autistic Like Me examines the lives of fathers and male caregivers raising and caring for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dispelling the archaic ""big boys don't cry"" notion, the film chronicles the emotional struggle of a group of fathers as they open up to one another about the fear, disappointment and ultimately the acceptance of a very different parenting experience than they had…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryFamilies,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
2 p.m.7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival - Film
The festival will kick off at The Hamilton Grange Library with a screening of….. JON IMBER’S LEFT HAND: March 12, 2 pm Dir. Richard Kane (USA, 63 min, 2014, Documentary) When ALS began to affect artist Jon Imber, he switched from painting with his right hand to his left, and then with both hands at his waist. Imber’s paintings and intimate conversations with his wife reveal his fears as his degenerative condition worsens. Gabriel: March 13, 2 pm Dir. Lou Howe (USA, 87 min, 2014, Narrativ…
Hamilton Grange LibraryAdults
3 p.m.7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival presents Jon Imber’s Left Hand
Jon Imber’s Left Hand Richard Kane / USA / English / 63 min NYC PREMIERE Jon Imber’s Left Hand traces this artist’s life and adaptations due to ALS, switching from painting with his right hand to his left, then to both as the degenerative condition worsens. Adversity only makes him more determined: and he creates more than 100 portraits in three month. The film first encounters Imber in his studio with his partner analyzing his self-portrait and talking about the terror to come. The painti…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
3 p.m.Stories of Strong Girls and Brave Women/Girls are Heroes, Too!
Not all girls wait for a prince! These are old tales and new stories of strong women and girls who can take care of business. Presented by Robin Bady for children ages 4 and older.
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3:30 p.m.REELABILITIES NY Disabilities Film Festival - Endless Abilities
ENDLESS ABILITIES Harvey Burrell, Tripp Clemens 72 min, documentary, USA Physical Disability In the spring of 2012, four best friends drove across the country in search of adaptive sports for individuals with physical disabilities, and lived to tell the story in a feature documentary film. From rehabilitation patients to Paralympic athletes, our cameras captured the reality of broken boundaries and common goals among all who are active. We went rock climbing with people who are blind, pla…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Saturday, March 14, 2015
11 a.m.AUTISTIC LIKE ME: A FATHER’S PERSPECTIVE
AUTISTIC LIKE ME: A FATHER’S PERSPECTIVE charles jones | usa | 2014 | 82 min | documentary A candid portrait of the fathers and male caregivers of children with autism. Dispelling the "big boys don't cry” myth, a group of fathers opens up to each other about the parenting experiences being very different than the ones they had envisioned. 7TH ANNUAL REELABILITIES: NY DISABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL
Morris Park LibraryAdults
2 p.m.REELABILITIES NY Disabilities Film Festival
Autistic Like Me: A Father's Perspective Charles Jones, Documentary 82 min, USA, 2014 Autism Autistic Like Me examines the lives of fathers and male caregivers raising and caring for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dispelling the archaic ""big boys don't cry"" notion, the film chronicles the emotional struggle of a group of fathers as they open up to one another about the fear, disappointment and ultimately the acceptance of a very different parenting experience than they had…
Washington Heights LibraryFamilies,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
2 p.m.Film Screening - The Case of the Three Sided Dreams - A Film About Rahsaan Roland Kirk
In conjunction with Reelabilities: The NY Disabilities Film Festival, we will be screening : Rahsaan Roland Kirk:The Case of the Three Sided Dream. A Documentary Film by Adam Kahan. Rahsaan Roland Kirk was a one of a kind musician, personality, satirist and windmill-slayer who despite being blind, becoming paralyzed, and facing America’s racial injustices – did not relent. His life’s work was exploring sound and making music. Beyond that, he was an outspoken activist who started a polit…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
2:30 p.m.Music @NYPL presents Trio Non Sequitur
Jessica Valiente, flutes; Jennifer Axelson, violin; and Nioka Workman, cello. Trio Non Sequitur formed in 1982, when the founding members were students at New York City's leading conservatories. Since then, they have had every worthy experience the world of classical chamber music has to offer, and they have expanded their horizons to include a variety of improvised and world musical styles. Individually, they have been concertizing as soloists, chamber musicians, and symphony musicians, perf…
Castle Hill LibraryAdults
2:30 p.m.Music @NYPL presents: Roland Guerrero
Born in New York, Roland is a descendant of the Garifuna of Honduras. Roland is an alumnus of The Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division. Roland has performed, recorded, and toured internationally in the bands of numerous masters of jazz and Latin music, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Roland has performed on Broadway and was a member of the orchestra on for the National Touring Company of Walt Disney’s “The Lion King” and “FELA” as well as…
Columbus LibraryAdults
2:30 p.m.On The Case: Christie Mysteries
Agatha Christie ON THE CASE: CHRISTIE MYSTERIES In a 65-minute show, three versatile actors perform David Houston’s radio play (with music accompaniment and sound effects) from classic short stories by the all-time mistress of suspense and surprise—including a fully staged scene in which Miss Marple and Monsieur Poirot meet and discuss “Getting Away with Murder,” drawn from numerous Agatha Christie sources. Diana Heinlein, Miss Jane Marple, is well known to Long Island theater-goe…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
3 p.m.A Cultural History of French Film, 1895-1945: A Five Session Course
France is considered the birthplace of cinema and has always been at the center of developments in the medium. This class explores the rich history of French film from its origins in late nineteenth century until the end of the Second World War in terms of larger issues in French culture, society, aesthetics, and politics. We will examine the following celebrated periods in French film style: Early Silent Cinema, the Avant-Garde, Surrealism, Poetic Realism, and filmmaking under the German occupa…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
3 p.m.Music @NYPL presents Enrico Granafei
Enrico has a long history of musical experience, which encompasses both Classical Music and Jazz. Enrico received a degree in classical guitar from the Conservatory of l’Aquila in Italy in 1976. His artistic career started in Rome where he soon became known in the musical community. But Enrico is even MORE exciting because, in addition to jazz guitar, he also sings, and he plays harmonica. In addition to jazz and Latin American music, his repertoire also often has an Italian component. He has…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
3 p.m.7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival presents Endless Abilities
Endless Abilities Harvey Burrell, Tripp Clemens / USA / English / 72 min NY PREMIERE Four best friends drive across the country in search of adaptive sports for individuals who, like them, have with physical disabilities, and live to tell the story in a documentary film. Their cameras captured the reality of broken boundaries and common goals among all who are active—from rehabilitation patients to Paralympic athletes. The quartet goes rock climbing with people who are blind, play socce…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
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