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Saturday, February 1, 2014
2:30 p.m.A Performance Reading of To Kill A Mockingbird
Please join us for A Performance Reading by David Houston and Diana Heinlein In the style of radio drama, with music from the film score From the Pulitzer-Prize winning Novel by Harper LeeTo Kill a MockingbirdThe program features the trial of Tom Robinson, a black man accused of a brutal crime, seen through the eyes and actions of Atticus Finch, Tom’s defense attorney, and Finch's 9-year- old daughter Scout. It’s a window on the misguided American South of the 1930s —sometimes violent, sometimes…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sunday, February 23, 2014
1:30 p.m.A Centennial Celebration of Julia De Burgos in Film, Music and Poetry
Please join us for a centennial celebration of Julia De Burgos (1914-1953): Acclaimed Puerto Rican Poet, Teacher and Revolutionary.1:30 pm - Film Screening: The Life & Poetry of Julia de Burgos2-3 pm - Live Music and Poetry Performance by: Fred Dionisio Nunez, Vocalist and Pianist, Julio J. Rosaly, guitarist, Poetry Recital by Carmen D. Lucca, Poet & Author.3 - 4:45 pm - Film screening - Julia, toda en mi. (Spanish with English subtitles)Exhibit on the life and works on Julia de Burgos…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Thursday, March 6, 2014
11 a.m.ReelAbilities Film Festival presents "Cinemability"
CinemabilityJenni Gold, Documentary, 98 min, USA, 2013From the early days of silent films to present day, the portrayal of disability on screen is ever changing. Through exclusive interviews and archival clips with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, this dynamic film questions media’s role and responsibility in transforming society’s perception of disability and in encouraging inclusion.
Bronx Library CenterAdults,
Saturday, March 22, 2014
2:30 p.m.A Performance Reading of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury’s FAHRENHEIT 451 A Performance Reading in the Style of Radio Drama First published in 1953 when Nazi book burnings were fresh in the world’s consciousness, Bradbury’s famous novel has never been out of print. François Truffaut’s 1966 movie version is still shown, and a new film by Frank Darabont (director of The Shaw­shank Redemption and The Green Mile) is in planning stages. Fahrenheit 451 is undeniably a champion in the unending fight against censorship and apathy, and is consi…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, May 3, 2014
11 a.m. Bronx Heroes Comic Con 6
Artist Alley(11am -7:00 p.m.) The heart of any comic convention, attendees will get a chance to meet and greet some of the best indie creators from the tri-state area and beyond. Creators will sell original art, sketches, and exclusive limited-edition prints and sketchbooks. Portfolio reviews are standard, don’t be shy and bring your portfolios and sketchpads. Attendees are encouraged to show off their work! Free Comic Book Day(11am to 1pm) Free Comic Book day is a comic book based holiday wh…
Bronx Library CenterAdults,
Saturday, May 17, 2014
12:30 p.m.Bronx Literary Festival 2014
Schedule 12:00-12:25 Litfest Welcome 12:30-12:55 Storyteller Thelma Ruffin Thomas, Artistic Director for Pearls of Wisdom Storytellers will tell stories involving the audience in interactive “Raps” -great family fun! Storyteller Thelma Ruffin Thomas Storyteller Thelma Ruffin Thomas is a retired librarian who worked for The New York Public Library for 33 years and began telling stories professionally over a decade ago. Ms. Thomas is the Artistic Director of the Pearls of Wisdom, memb…
Bronx Library CenterAdults,
Saturday, October 11, 2014
12 noonBronx Council on the Arts - BCA Arts Fund: “How-to-Apply” Information Session
2015 BCA Arts Fund Grant for Local Artists and Arts Organizations BCA Arts Fund provides financial assistance to Individual artists and small nonprofit organizations that develop high quality arts projects and programming that contribute to Bronx communities by providing opportunities for the public to experience and engage with the arts. This initiative is geared to organizations with annual budgets under $100,000 for two of the last three years and independent artists who are unaffiliated.…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
2:30 p.m.Film screening: Chulas Fronteras & Del Mero Corazon: roots of Tex-Mex music
Chulas fronteras and Del mero corazon: roots of Tex-Mex music / two films by Les Blank & Chris Strachwitz. Chulas fronteras (58 min., 1976) features the music and culture of Mexican-Americans living in southern Texas, showing food preparation, family life, dances, fieldwork, and other social activities. Del mero corazon (28 min., 1979) is a lyrical journey through the musings of the heart in the Mexican-American Nortena music tradition. Various performers are shown in dancehalls…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, October 25, 2014
2:30 p.m.Murder and Madness and Poe: drama with poetry, music and readings
The Bronx Library Center presents Michael Bertolini as Edgar Allan Poe in Murder and Madness and Poe An hour-long drama with poetry, music and readings Written and Directed by David Houston Edgar paces impatiently in the office of booking agents in New York City in 1848. He proposes a lecture tour with readings of his controversial stories of murder and madness, all the while professing his sanity, his reliability, and his fame—citing examples from his turbulent life, which is finally on…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
6 p.m.BRIO "How to Apply" workshop
Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) presents the 2015 Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) awards application and guidelines, starting Monday, November 3, 2014 at The BRIO applications will be available online only. This year’s online application submission deadline is Friday, January 30, 2015, 11:59 pm. BCA’s 2015 BRIO Fellowship program celebrates 26 years of supporting individual artists in the creation of work in literary, media, performing and visual arts. Bronx artists may appl…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Thursday, March 12, 2015
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

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