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Friday, November 28, 2014
10 a.m.Friday Morning Film Series: Spies: From Russia With Love
From Russia With Love, the second in the series of James Bond films, is the film that solidifies all the Bond film elements into a formula -- the action sequences are intensified and lend greater tension to the proceedings; John Barry's inimitable score makes its first appearance; and Sean Connery as Bond has nailed down his role as 007 -- accentuating Bond's stylishness and sophistication, while toning down his cold-bloodedness. In From Russia With Love, the bad guys don't want to take over the…
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults
Saturday, November 29, 2014
2:30 p.m.Music: Bronx Songwriters Showcase
Songs by Bronxites Odane Whilby, Mr. Fred, Concetta Previte, and Sarah Jane Cion, including three new Christmas songs, will be performed by the composers and by vocalist Glendalys Sosa with a jazz trio led by saxophonist Joe Sherman.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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
7 p.m.James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination
Please join us on Tuesday, December 2nd at 7pm in the Wachenheim Trustees Room as Matt Brim and Ayana Mathis discuss the work of James Baldwin to mark the release of Brim's new book James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination. Please RSVP to Jasonbaumann@nypl.org. The central figure in black gay literary history, James Baldwin has become a familiar touchstone for queer scholarship in the academy. Matt Brim’s James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination draws on the contributions of queer theory and blac…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
6 p.m.Come Together | Francesco Spampinato, Andy Bichlbaum (Yes Men), Marvin Jordan (DIS), Charlie Todd (Improv Everywhere) | Design and Style Series Event
FREE - South Court Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. The past twenty years have seen a new generation of artists working together in small groups and large collectives to explore new avenues of art, design, performance, and activism. Join Francesco Spampinato, author of Come Together: The Rise of Cooperative Art and Design, and creative groups featured in his book for a lively discussion on motivations, logistics, and objectives that drive an artist to give up his ego and embrace anonymous an…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers
Thursday, December 4, 2014
2 p.m.Muhlenberg Thursday Film Matinee - A Most Wanted Man
The late Philip Seymour Hoffman gives his final screen performance in this taut yet labyrinthine adaptation of John le Carré's 2008 spy novel. In the years immediately following 9/11, Gunter Bachmann (Hoffman) is a counterterrorist expert based in Hamburg who operates as a rogue agent, independently of the Grenzschutzgruppe 9 der Bundespolizei (GSG-9). He specializes in bringing down jihadists, and as the story opens, he begins to fixate on a Chechen immigrant named Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygi…
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults
6 p.m.A Celebration of Bertolt Brecht’s Love Poems
Reserve Your Seat HERE starting November 13 (ALL ADVANCED RESERVATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM HAVE BEEN CLAIMED. A LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS WILL BE AVAILABLE, FIRST-COME-FIRST SERVE THE DAY OF THE PROGRAM. AN ADMISSION LINE WILL FORM ONE HOUR BEFORE THE PROGRAM AT 111 AMSTERDAM AVE. In a stunning 1956 New Yorker piece, Hannah Arendt declared that Brecht “staked his life and art as few poets have ever done.” For this evening, writer and director Tony Kushner, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Angels…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Friday, December 5, 2014
10 a.m.Friday Morning Film Series: Tony Curtis: Sweet Smell of Success
Ernest Lehman drew upon his experiences as a Broadway press agent to write the devastating short story "Tell Me About Tomorrow." This in turn was adapted by Lehman and Clifford Odets into the sharp-edged, penetrating feature film Sweet Smell of Success. Burt Lancaster stars as J. J. Hunsecker, a Walter Winchell-style columnist who wields his power like a club, steamrolling friends and enemies alike. Tony Curtis co-stars as Sidney Falco, a sycophantic press agent who'd sell his grandmother to ge…
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults
Saturday, December 6, 2014
2 p.m."Memoirs and Boudoirs"
Join emcee Katie Sawyer (Dorothy Leeds) as she and the “cast” of MEMOIRS & BOUDOIRS (the first time-travelling television magazine show) take you on an amazing journey through history and directly into the lives, ballrooms, backrooms, and bedrooms of Kings, Queens, Scoundrels, Lovers, and Warriors. This 80-minute one-act play with music and audience interacton offers an exciting ride back in time where you’ll hear scintillating stories and titillating tidbits from notables in their own…
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Monday, December 8, 2014
1 p.m.Classic Movie Matinee: Young Man with a Horn
Join us as we celebrate the work of legendary actress Lauren Bacall! Not Rated, 111 minutes, 1950, Directed by Michael Curtiz Satrring Lauren Bacall, Kurt Douglass, and Doris Day The life of tragic jazz great Bix Beiderbecke is given the "a clef" treatment in Warner Bros. Young Man With a Horn. Kirk Douglas plays the Beiderbecke character, here named Rick Martin. An ace trumpter player, Martin is one of the few white musicians to flourish in the black-dominated jazz scene of the 1920s. Cha…
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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
Thursday, December 11, 2014
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
Saturday, December 13, 2014
11 p.m.La Leche League of Staten Island
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 join…
Huguenot Park LibraryAdults
Monday, December 15, 2014
7 p.m.Marlon James | Salman Rushdie
Marlon James takes the stage with the author he describes as "by and large the writer who made me want to write the books," 2008 Library Lion Salman Rushdie. Media Sponsor: The Financial Times MARLON JAMES was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1970 and currently teaches at Macalester College. He is the author of The Book of Night Women, which won the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Minnesota Book Award, was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction, and an NAACP…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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
6:30 p.m."Happy Birthday Beethoven!" with Cesare Civetta, conductor and music director of the Beethoven Festival Orchestra in New York City and the author of "The Real Toscanini: Musicians Reveal the Maestro."
This mixed media presentation features the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven, touches upon the incredible challenges the composer faced as he gradually lost his hearing and how he overcame the psychological torment of the accompanying social awkwardness, and his evolution into a life of inner peace in his last years. Music from his early, middle, and late styles demonstrate his spiritual journey. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: December Events Calendar 2014.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, December 18, 2014
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
2 p.m.Muhlenberg Thursday Film Matinee - Love Actually
All of London is in love -- or longing to be -- in Four Weddings and a Funeral writer Richard Curtis' first directorial effort. Billed as "the ultimate romantic comedy," Love Actually involves more than a dozen main characters, each weaving his or her way into another's heart over the course of one particularly eventful Christmas. The seemingly perfect wedding of Juliet (Keira Knightley) and Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) brings many of the principals together, including heartsick best man Mark (Andre…
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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 p.m.Movies @ Kips Bay Library presents New Releases Movie Night: A Most Wanted Man
Lions Gate Films, Inc. Rating R, Runtime 121 minutes, Release Year 2014; Director Anton Corbijn Synopsis The late Philip Seymour Hoffman gives his final screen performance in this taut yet labyrinthine adaptation of John le Carré's 2008 spy novel. In the years immediately following 9/11, Gunter Bachmann (Hoffman) is a counterterrorist expert based in Hamburg who operates as a rogue agent, independently of the Grenzschutzgruppe 9 der Bundesp…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Friday, December 26, 2014
10 a.m.Muhlenberg Friday Film Series: Tony Curtis: Some Like it Hot
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 by mob boss Spats Columbo (George Raft) is raided by prohibition agent Mulligan (Pat O'Brien). Several weeks later…
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults
Monday, December 29, 2014
4:30 p.m. The St. Agnes Book Discussion Group: The Quiet American by Greene, Graham
​ 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
5:30 p.m.The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. Book Discussion
Join us for a discussion of Adelle Waldman's novel The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. With tough-minded intelligence and wry good humor The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. is an absorbing tale of one young man’s search for happiness — and an inside look at how he really thinks about women, sex and love.
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
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
Tuesday, January 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
1:15 p.m.COWBOYS-N-INDIANS : Evolving Images of America and “that Masked Man” from Childhood to Adulthood
Most of us who grew up on American stories remember having played ‘Cowboys and Indians’ as a dramatic enactment. We’ve read comics on the Cowboy-and-Indian, or seen a Western movie, or had a Sherriff badge amongst our toys. But where did Cowboy-and-Indian imageries begin, and when? Is there any link from the America-past of the Indigenous Era, and America-present, to the emerging and evolving imageries of America-future? Known world-wide because it is a radical evolution, though not acknowled…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, January 10, 2015
2:30 p.m.Girls Make Movies: A Visual History of Youth-Made Films at the New York Public Library
A lecture/demonstration by past instructors and filmmakers at Women Make Movies and film clubs represented by the Youth Film Distribution Center. The program will focus on films made by teenage girls and use film prints acquired and preserved by the Reserve Film and Video Collection. Guest speakers to be determined. This program takes place in the 3rd Floor Screening Room.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Tuesday, January 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
Thursday, January 15, 2015
1:15 p.m.Taxidermy of a Novel : The History of Dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History and the Relationship between Research and Fiction
Why does a novelist engage in research, particularly when writing a contemporary novel? Are we looking for clues? New ideas? Believability? Thematic resonance? Chace’s new novel, Something Like Happiness, is the story of a love affair that is either deeply romantic or terribly perverse, depending on how you look at it. In the end, this novel may be less about the protagonists' love for each other than their longing for their irretrievable past. It is also a meditation on the way human bein…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
Friday, January 16, 2015
1:15 p.m.The Future : a Female Civilization Again?
While researching the histories of love and sexuality for his novel La Gula del Picaflor (The Gluttony of the Hummingbird, 2003) Juan Lechin found interesting clues of what appears to be the existence of lengthy cycles in history which go from female civilization to male, and, currently, heading back to a female era. The female societies of common property have been permanently overlooked, even though the very long processes of agriculture and animal domestication were some of their exceptional…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, January 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
1:15 p.m.Baronesses Beheaded : German Espionage in the 1930s
Marcelle Thiébaux began this project upon learning that some Germans and Americans were executed in Hitler's Germany by decapitation. Two Prussian baronesses, left destitute by the War of 1914-1918, were rewarded as the daughters of heroes with trusted secretarial jobs. They were paid less than men, naturally. Finding they could earn extra money selling drafts and carbons from the office wastebasket, even papers from the office safe, they became traitors to the Reich. For these women, their…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, January 22, 2015
1:15 p.m.Elizabeth Gurley Flynn : Modern American Revolutionary
In 1906, fifteen-year old Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (1890-1964) mounted a soapbox in Times Square to denounce capitalism and proclaim a new era for women’s freedom. Quickly recognized as an outstanding public speaker and formidable organizer, she devoted her life to creating a socialist America, “free from poverty, exploitation, greed and injustice.” Flynn became the most important female leader of the Industrial Workers of the World and of the American Communist Party, fighting tirelessly for wo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
Monday, January 26, 2015
4:30 p.m.The St. Agnes Book Discussion Group: The Assistant by Malamud, Bernard
​ 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, January 27, 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
Monday, February 2, 2015
6 p.m.League of Professional Theatre Women: Oral History Project
A conversation with prominent women in theatre, as part of the League’s ongoing series which chronicles and documents the contributions of significant women in theatre. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission sea…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, February 3, 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
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