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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, May 31
@ 12 noon
Gotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Auditorium doors open at 11:45 a.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, May 31
@ 6 p.m.
African-American Genealogy: An Introduction to Resources and Research Methods
From 1565 to 1790, Africans surpassed Europeans among the roughly one million newcomers to what would become the United States. A majority of these nearly 360,000 men and women crossed in bondage. Centuries of local and federal laws related to the livelihood of black Americans have created a complex paper trail of genealogical resources. This class aims to provide introductory historical context and recommend basic research methods in the pursuit of African-American family history.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Tue, May 31
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World, with Baz Dreisinger, an associate professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a journalist, film and radio producer, and founder of the Prison-to-College-Pipeline.
This illustrated lecture is a first-person odyssey, covering nine countries, beginning in Africa and ending in Europe, investigating the current conditions in prisons worldwide, and looks into the human stories of incarcerated men and women and those who imprison them, creating a jarring, poignant view of a world to which most are denied access, and a rethinking of one of America’s most far-reaching global exports: the modern prison complex. Events at The New York Public Library may be photogra…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, June 1
@ 10 a.m.
Let’s Learn in Italian: Science and Math Mommy and Me, Italian Bi-Lingual STEAM Program
This program is sponsored by a generous grant from the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, Richmond County Savings Foundation and the Italian American Women of Staten Island. Children will learn through age appropriate books STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and Italian through musical play and literacy. Through Italian songs, rhymes, finger play and puppetry, children will be immersed in the Italian Language. Sign up is necessary. Seats are limited. Ages 2.5 to 4
Huguenot Park LibraryToddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, June 1
@ 5:30 p.m.
Take the Stage 2016! Teen Performing Arts Festival: Murry Bergtraum High School
Dance, Drama, Music, and Spoken Word performers from Murry Bergtraum High School take the stage at the Chatham Square Library. Artwork created by students from Murry Bergtraum High School will be displayed throughout the library in this very special celebration.
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
K-12 Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children,
Teachers
Thu, June 2
@ 4:15 p.m.
Women's Writing Group
Hannelore Hahn, who directed the International Women's Writing Guild for 37 years, hosts a monthly informal women’s writing & discussion group. Everyone welcome for discussion too!
67th Street LibraryAdults
Thu, June 2
@ 6 p.m.
Small Business How-to Seminars
​Secrets to Getting Free Publicity
You don’t need to spend a lot of money to achieve name recognition. When potential clients hear of you through the press, they know you’re good. Kathy McShane offers immediate tactics to get your name in front of potential customers. Learn: • How to get the attention of reporters and editors. (Editors & Reporters want to feature you.) • How to position yourself as a thought leader. (Become a celebrity.) • How to effectively utilize social media. (To b…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Sat, June 4
@ 2 p.m.
Saturday Cinema: "First Wives Club"
Film: First Wives Club"-- Reunited by the death of a college friend, three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women. Comedy. Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, 1996, PG, 1 hour 43 minutes.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryAdults
Sat, June 4
@ 2:30 p.m.
Dear Climate | Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, Oliver Kellhammer, Marina Zurkow | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, Olive Kellhammer, Marina Zurkow, Find a Mole Model, Dear Climate, poster, dimensions variable , 2014 In celebration of the site-specific Art in the Windows exhibition Dear Climate, on Saturday June 4th, from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. the members of the Dear Climate team Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, Oliver Kellhammer, and Marina Zurkow will lead audience members in activities and discussion designed to “change your inner clima…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Sat, June 4
@ 2:30 p.m.
Music @NYPL presents: Blaise Siwula
The performance will feature Blaise Siwula a multi reed performer of improvised music via spontaneous compositions with keyboardist Eric Plaks presenting an essence of Jazz from the 1920’s to the 21st century. Both have collaborated with numerous musicians on recordings for CIMP records, Cadence Jazz Records, Konnex Records, SLAM among others. They are celebrating their recent release “Time In” on NoFrillsMusic. Press about Time In: "Siwula has one of the most distinct sax sounds in jazz today…
Mosholu LibraryAdults
Mon, June 6
@ 2:30 p.m.
Take the Stage 2016! Teen Performing Arts Festival: P.S. 126 (Grades 6-8)
Dance, Drama, Music, and Spoken Word performers from P.S. 126 take the stage at the Chatham Square Library. Additionally, artwork created by students from P.S. 126 will be displayed throughout the library. Join us as we celebrate the talented young people of the Chatham Square community!
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
K-12 Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children,
Teachers
Mon, June 6
@ 6 p.m.
Oomph, Olivia, and Our Gal Judy: Summer Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. June 6: 8 Women (2002; 111 mins.) Dir: François Ozon. One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! French with English Subtitles. Starring Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart. June 13: Swimming Pool (2003; 102…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, June 7
@ 12 noon
Gotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Auditorium doors open at 11:45 a.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 7
@ 7 p.m.
NYPL LGBT Pride Trivia Concert - Hosted by Isle of Klezbos
The Library continues its Trivia Concert series with a LGBT Pride month celebration, featuring the incredible Isle of Klezbos. Show off your pride and your knowledge of gay icons, queer artists, and gender-non-conforming heroes in this one-of-a-kind interactive event, featuring NYC’s powerhouse, fun loving all-women klezmer sextet. Come celebrate Pride, Library style, with questions inspired by the Library’s vast archives of LGBT activists, pioneers, and artists. ***Compete for prizes as an in…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterAdults
Wed, June 8
@ 10 a.m.
Let’s Learn in Italian: Science and Math Mommy and Me, Italian Bi-Lingual STEAM Program
This program is sponsored by a generous grant from the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, Richmond County Savings Foundation and the Italian American Women of Staten Island. Children will learn through age appropriate books STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and Italian through musical play and literacy. Through Italian songs, rhymes, finger play and puppetry, children will be immersed in the Italian Language. Sign up is necessary. Seats are limited. Ages 2.5 to 4
Huguenot Park LibraryToddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, June 9
@ 11 a.m.
Music @NYPL presents: Maggie Faulkner Duo
Fiddler/multi-instrumentalist Maggie Faulkner is already a force to be reckoned with at the age of 14. Don't think for a moment that tender years means less experience. Maggie has been studying violin for 9 years, guitar and mandolin for 7 years, and has already taken prizes in a variety of competitions. In in 2010, in her very first taste of competitive playing, she took 5th prize in the old-time/youth division at the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention, the world’s oldest and largest fiddling com…
Allerton LibraryAdults
Thu, June 9
@ 4:30 p.m.
CAC Concert
Andrew Heiskell Library's Citizens Advisory Council presents Yamaha Piano Artist, Alexander Wu performing from his debut CD, "Rhythm Road across the Americas". The program rediscovers and explores the music of North and South America through different time periods, cultures, and styles - - from the early American folk music and birth of jazz to Broadway, Hollywood film, and the Latin American classics. Featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein, Dave Brubeck, Harry T. Burleigh, Duke Ellington,…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
Persons with Disabilities
Fri, June 10
@ 4 p.m.
Take the Stage 2016! Teen Performing Arts Festival: Teen Resource Center
Dance, Drama, Music, and Spoken Word performers from the Teen Resource Center take the stage at the Chatham Square Library. Additionally, artwork created by Teen Resource Center students will be displayed throughout the library. Join us as we celebrate the talented young people of the Chatham Square community!
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
K-12 Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children,
Teachers
Sat, June 11
@ 11 a.m.
Money Matters
How to Write and (Eventually) Sell Your Book with Carlota Zimmerman
Many of us have books inside of us, but we’re our own worst critics. We say that "one day," we'll write a book, but in this workshop, "one day" is today. The first part of a two-part workshop will give participants realistic tips in order to write a book from start to finish. In the second half of the workshop, we will focus on bringing that manuscript to publication, from networking to social media. Since 2010, Carlota, the Creativity Yenta, has led numerous professional development courses at…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Sat, June 11
@ 12 noon
Women's Discussion Group
Join the Columbus Branch for our monthly Women's Discussion Group designed specifically for you. April 9, 2016: Open Discussion May 14, 2016: Self Identity June 11, 2016: Open Discussion/ Speaker July 9, 2016: Health and Wellness August 27, 2016: The Mess of Stress
Columbus Library, Story RoomAdults
Sat, June 11
@ 2 p.m.
Music @NYPL presents: Enrico Granafei
ENRICO GRANAFEI: guitar, harmonica, vocals 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 al…
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumAdults
Sat, June 11
@ 2:30 p.m.
A Musical Journey featuring Cody Childs
A musical journey through the music of Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield and John Legend. Cody Childs has been performing in the tri-state area for over 20 years. The singer grew up listening to soul and gospel music during the 1960’s in Brownsville, Brooklyn. He has been listening to the music of Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin since the age of two. He eventually started singing in the church choir where he became the lead soloist. Cody later developed an ear for jazz music after bein…
Sedgwick LibraryAdults
Sat, June 11
@ 2:30 p.m.
Senor Lucky Jazz Duet featuring Paul Handelman and Karan Serafin
Growing up in New York's Greenwich Village and coming of age during the late 1960s and ‘70s, Paul Handelman (guitar and vocals) had the good fortune to be exposed to a wide range of diverse types of music. "One favorite spot of mine was the Cafe Au'go go on Bleeker Street where I saw some of the most amazing and legendary Blues musicians of our time like Mississippi John Hurt, Big Joe Williams, John Mayall and the Blues Breakers, John Hammond, James Cotton, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and, o…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Mon, June 13
@ 2:30 p.m.
Take the Stage 2016! Teen Performing Arts Festival: M.S. 131
Dance, Drama, Music, and Spoken Word performers from M.S. 131 take the stage at the Chatham Square Library. Additionally, artwork created by students from M.S. 131 will be displayed throughout the library. Join us as we celebrate the talented young people of the Chatham Square community!
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
K-12 Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children,
Teachers
Mon, June 13
@ 6 p.m.
Oomph, Olivia, and Our Gal Judy: Summer Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. June 6: 8 Women (2002; 111 mins.) Dir: François Ozon. One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! French with English Subtitles. Starring Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart. June 13: Swimming Pool (2003; 102…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, June 13
@ 6 p.m.
America's Irreplaceable Dance Treasures 2016: an evening honoring newly named treasures of the Dance Heritage Coalition
Since 1999 the Dance Heritage Coalition has paid tribute to the artistic accomplishments and cultural contributions of America's Irreplaceable Dance Treasures, a list of individual artists and organizations that have changed our nation through dance. This year, DHC adds 13 new honorees to that illustrious list. Join us for an evening of conversation, videos, and celebration of these irreplaceable dance treasures. Featuring: -Lar Lubovitch, choreographer and founder of Lar Lubovitch D…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 14
@ 12 noon
Gotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Auditorium doors open at 11:45 a.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, June 15
@ 10 a.m.
Let’s Learn in Italian: Science and Math Mommy and Me, Italian Bi-Lingual STEAM Program
This program is sponsored by a generous grant from the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, Richmond County Savings Foundation and the Italian American Women of Staten Island. Children will learn through age appropriate books STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) and Italian through musical play and literacy. Through Italian songs, rhymes, finger play and puppetry, children will be immersed in the Italian Language. Sign up is necessary. Seats are limited. Ages 2.5 to 4
Huguenot Park LibraryToddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, June 15
@ 6 p.m.
An Evening with Author Mingmei Yip
Mingmei Yip is the author of seven novels, her most recent being The Witch's Market. Her other novels include Secret of a Thousand Beauties, Skeleton Women, and The Nine Fold Heaven. Her work has been translated into nine languages and published in eleven countries.She also is a calligrapher and qin musician. She lives in New York City. In this author talk, Mingmei Yip will discuss Chinese shamanism and its customs.
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Sat, June 18
@ 10:30 a.m.
Family History Day
Finding your World War One Ancestors
On April 6, 1917, the United States entered World War I or the “Great War.” Nearly five million American men served in the armed services during the war. In addition, many women served as nurses, relief workers, and in other non-combat roles. As we prepare to commemorate the Centennial Anniversary, now is the time to search for your WWI ancestors or learn more about the ones you have already discovered. Using a fascinating case study of a common American pilot stationed in France, learn the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Sat, June 18
@ 2 p.m.
Sitnet Cancer Health Awareness Day
Survival Instinct-The Network, Inc. (SITNET) is bringing its Community Health Awareness Day to the Parkchester Library as it promotes cancer awareness. Join Dr. Sydney McCalla as she will present on the importance of cancer screening, early detection and treatment for both men and women. Q & A with the audience welcomed and light refreshments will be served.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Sat, June 18
@ 2:30 p.m.
Papo Pepin Quartet in Concert
The Papo Pepin Quartet featuring the legendary master percussionist Papo Pepin will present a Latin jazz concert.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Mon, June 20
@ 6 p.m.
Oomph, Olivia, and Our Gal Judy: Summer Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. June 6: 8 Women (2002; 111 mins.) Dir: François Ozon. One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! French with English Subtitles. Starring Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart. June 13: Swimming Pool (2003; 102…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, June 21
@ 12 noon
Gotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Auditorium doors open at 11:45 a.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 21
@ 4 p.m.
How to Embellish your Sandals for the Summer Time!!!
Flip flops are the best choice for foot wear during the warm summen months. Join us and jazz up your flip flops. Please, bring your own Sandals.!!!
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, June 21
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Rise of the Rocket Girls, with Nathalia Holt, Ph.D., a science writer and also author of "Cured: The People who Defeated HIV."
This illustrated lecture presents the true story of a group of elite young women at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. These women shared a love of math and and their work influenced military rocket design, brought us the first American satellite, shaped lunar missions, and ushered in a new era of space exploration that continues today at NASA where some of the women still work—now as senior engineers directing our missions to Mars and Venus. Events at The New York Public Library may be photogra…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, June 22
@ 5:30 p.m.
HARLEM HEIGHTS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
We will be discussing X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz I am Malcolm. I am my father’s son. But to be my father’s son means that they will always come for me. They will always come for me, and I will always succumb. Malcolm Little’s parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that's nothing but a pack of lies―after all, his father's been murdered, his mother's been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him laughed out of school. The…
Washington Heights LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, June 23
@ 2 p.m.
Kips Bay Library Presents Throwback Thursday Theater: Some Like it Hot
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Rating NR, Runtime 105 minutes, Release Year 1959; Director Billy Wilder Synopsis The launching pad for Billy Wilder's comedy classic was a rusty old German farce, Fanfares of Love, whose two main characters were male musicians so desperate to get a job that they disguise themselves as women and play with an all-girl band in gangster-dominated 1929 Chicago. In this version, musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) lose their jobs when a speakeasy owned…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Thu, June 23
@ 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
Fri, June 24
@ 7:30 p.m.
Jefferson Market Playhouse presents Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
We are thrilled to announce the first ever production of the Jefferson Market Playhouse - Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moises Kaufman. NYPL Digital Collections ID TH-62193 Performances will be Friday, June 24 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 pm. Seating is limited; to attend, use the link at the bottom of the page, starting Friday June 3rd. The Cast: Esteban Aguilera Linares Trevor Davis-Darden Nora Kennedy Chris Lu…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
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