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All Programs

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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38 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Monday, August 31, 2015
11:15 a.m.Baby Bounce
Non-walking little ones and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other babies in the neighborhood every Monday. Walking toddlers are encouraged to join us in our Wednesday program!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
3:30 p.m.Kids' Movies
Join us for a screening of a featured children's film every Tuesday!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
11:15 a.m.Toddler Time
Walking little ones and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood every Wednesday morning. Non-walkers are encouraged to join us in our Monday program!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thursday, September 3, 2015
2 p.m.Mosfilm: War & Peace (Russian version) In Three Parts ( ea. approx 120 mins)
This is the famous Russian film that made such a big impression on viewers when it was first shown in 1969. Critics faulted it for being a slow moving, impressionistic epic. There is no denying the lavish production quality however. The former Soviet army contributed many thousands to the making of this film, and the attention to detail is evident throughout. This is from a time before CGI! If you like big screen epics this is the dadd…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
3:30 p.m.Kids' Movies
Join us for a screening of a featured children's film every Tuesday!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
11:15 a.m.Toddler Time
Walking little ones and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood every Wednesday morning. Non-walkers are encouraged to join us in our Monday program!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thursday, September 10, 2015
2 p.m.A Matter of Life & Death ( aka Stairway To Heaven) 1946 (100mins)
This is a classy British film produced by the immortal pair of Powell and Pressburger. Made just after the war it features a very young David Niven who as a crashed RAF fighter pilot suddenly finds himself in the hereafter. Or has there been a mistake? The film has a marvalous light touch in dealing with the controversial issues of life and death and how we perceive it. Known also as Stairway To Heaven this fine film will leave a…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Saturday, September 12, 2015
10:30 a.m.Book Club: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it -- from garden seeds to Scripture -- is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolo…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Monday, September 14, 2015
11:15 a.m.Baby Bounce
Non-walking little ones and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other babies in the neighborhood every Monday. Walking toddlers are encouraged to join us in our Wednesday program!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
3:30 p.m.Kids' Movies
Join us for a screening of a featured children's film every Tuesday!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
11:15 a.m.Toddler Time
Walking little ones and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood every Wednesday morning. Non-walkers are encouraged to join us in our Monday program!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thursday, September 17, 2015
2 p.m.Mosfilm: War & Peace (Russian version) In Three Parts ( ea. approx 120 mins)
This is the famous Russian film that made such a big impression on viewers when it was first shown in 1969. Critics faulted it for being a slow moving, impressionistic epic. There is no denying the lavish production quality however. The former Soviet army contributed many thousands to the making of this film, and the attention to detail is evident throughout. This is from a time before CGI! If you like big screen epics this is the dadd…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Friday, September 18, 2015
1 p.m.Blogging for Beginners
Learn what a blog is, see examples of blogs, learn how to blog and to create your own using Blogger/Word Press.
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Monday, September 21, 2015
11:15 a.m.Baby Bounce
Non-walking little ones and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other babies in the neighborhood every Monday. Walking toddlers are encouraged to join us in our Wednesday program!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
3:30 p.m.Kids' Movies
Join us for a screening of a featured children's film every Tuesday!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
11:15 a.m.Toddler Time
Walking little ones and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood every Wednesday morning. Non-walkers are encouraged to join us in our Monday program!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
2 p.m.Lincoln Center Local Presents: Free Screening of Ring Them Bells! A Kander and Ebb Celebration
Ring them bells! Rob Fisher Celebrates Kander & Ebb featuring Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley with special guests Joel Grey and Chita Rivera Pianist Rob Fisher pays tribute to musical theater legends Kander and Ebb, the collaborators behind Cabaret, Chicago, and much more. Approx 60 mins.
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thursday, September 24, 2015
2 p.m.Mosfilm: War & Peace (Russian version) In Three Parts ( ea. approx 120 mins)
This is the famous Russian film that made such a big impression on viewers when it was first shown in 1969. Critics faulted it for being a slow moving, impressionistic epic. There is no denying the lavish production quality however. The former Soviet army contributed many thousands to the making of this film, and the attention to detail is evident throughout. This is from a time before CGI! If you like big screen epics this is the dadd…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Friday, September 25, 2015
1 p.m.Computer Basics for the 50+
Learn about the various types and components of computers, including basic computer terminology, an overview of operating systems, and popular software applications.
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Saturday, September 26, 2015
2 p.m.Film Screening: Love & Mercy
In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy. Starring: Paul Dano, John Cusack, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks, Brett Davern, Graham Rogers
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Monday, September 28, 2015
11:15 a.m.Baby Bounce
Non-walking little ones and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other babies in the neighborhood every Monday. Walking toddlers are encouraged to join us in our Wednesday program!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
3:30 p.m.Kids' Movies
Join us for a screening of a featured children's film every Tuesday!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
11:15 a.m.Toddler Time
Walking little ones and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood every Wednesday morning. Non-walkers are encouraged to join us in our Monday program!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
2 p.m.Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings: The Nance
Nathan Lane gives the performance of a lifetime as Chauncey Miles, a comedian of the 1930s who plays gay men for laughs – at least on stage. With a touching love story at its core, Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-nominated play is also a fond and funny tribute to the golden age of burlesque. Approx 120 mins. This program contains language or scenes that some may find objectionable. Viewer discretion is advised.
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Saturday, October 10, 2015
10:30 a.m.Book Club: An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
An Unnecessary Woman is a breathtaking portrait of one reclusive woman’s late-life crisis, which garnered a wave of rave reviews and love letters to Alameddine’s cranky yet charming septuagenarian protagonist, Aaliya, a character you “can’t help but love” (NPR). Aaliya’s insightful musings on literature, philosophy, and art are invaded by memories of the Lebanese Civil War and her volatile past. As she tries to overcome her aging body and spontaneous emotional upwellings, Aaliya is faced with an…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
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
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
4 p.m.A Better World
We use basic research skills, graphic design and frank discussions to come up with a fun ad campaign and/or media plan (i.e. comic strip, pamphlets, handout cards or posters) that will teach folks what they need to learn about the world and avoiding life's pitfalls. Presented by Ivan Velez. For ages 12 to 18 years old.
Hudson Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
2:30 p.m.Lincoln Center Local Free Screenings: The NY Philharmonic 2012 Gala Concert
Audra McDonald hosts a festive spectacular night of classical music, as Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic in a performance of Respighi's sparkling "Pines of Rome." World-class guest violinist Itzhak Perlman performs personal favorites. Approx 60 mins
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Saturday, November 14, 2015
10:30 a.m.Book Club: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Set against the frozen waste of a harsh New England winter, Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome is a tale of despair, forbidden emotions, and sexual tensions, published with an introduction and notes by Elizabeth Ammons in Penguin Classics. Ethan Frome works his unproductive farm and struggles to maintain a bearable existence with his difficult, suspicious, and hypochondriac wife, Zeenie. But when Zeenie's vivacious cousin enters their household as a 'hired girl', Ethan finds himself obsessed with her a…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
4 p.m.Magic from Around the World
Pete and Chris Amusements performs and explains the history of certain tricks from around the world and also explains the difference in show styles from different places! Best for children ages 2 to 12 years old.
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Saturday, December 12, 2015
10:30 a.m.Book Club: Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
Universally praised, Jesmyn Ward's Men We Reaped confirmed her ascendancy as a writer of both fiction and nonfiction, her Southern requiem securing its place on bestseller and best books of the year lists, with honors and awards pouring in from around the country. Jesmyn's memoir shines a light on the community she comes from, in the small town of DeLisle, Mississippi, a place of quiet beauty and fierce attachment. Here, in the space of four years, she lost five young men dear to her, including…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Saturday, January 9, 2016
10:30 a.m.Book Club: Euphoria by Lily King
Euphoria is Lily King’s nationally bestselling breakout novel of three young, gifted anthropologists of the ‘30’s caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives. Inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead. Winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize Winner of the 2014 New England Book Award for Fiction A Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Saturday, February 13, 2016
10:30 a.m.Book Club: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the remarkable story of a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world around us; and of a journey into the past that is necessary to mend the present. It is a story of love, friendship, and heartbreak for the ages.
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Saturday, March 12, 2016
10:30 a.m.Book Club: In Praise of the Stepmother by Mario Vargas Llosa
With meticulous observation and the seductive skill of a great storyteller, Vargas Llosa lures the reader into the shadow of perversion that, little by little, darkens the extraordinary happiness and harmony of his characters. The mysterious nature of happiness and above all, the corrupting power of innocence are the themes that underlie these pages of In Praise of the Stepmother, and the author has perfectly met the demands of the erotic novel, never dimming for an instant the fine poetic polis…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Saturday, April 9, 2016
10:30 a.m.Book Club: The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez
Arturo and Alma Rivera have lived their whole lives in Mexico. One day, their beautiful fifteen-year-old daughter, Maribel, sustains a terrible injury, one that casts doubt on whether she’ll ever be the same. And so, leaving all they have behind, the Riveras come to America with a single dream: that in this country of great opportunity and resources, Maribel can get better. When Mayor Toro, whose family is from Panama, sees Maribel in a Dollar Tree store, it is love at first sight. It’s also…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Saturday, May 14, 2016
10:30 a.m.Book Club: Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
In Breakfast at Tiffany's, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm.
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Saturday, June 11, 2016
10:30 a.m.Book Club: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs
A heartfelt, and riveting biography of the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets—and of one’s own nature—when he returns home. When author Jeff Hobbs arrived at Yale University, he became fast friends with the man who would be his college roommate for four years, Robert Peace. Robert’s life was rough from the beginning in the crime-ridden streets of Newark in the 1980s, with his fat…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Saturday, July 9, 2016
10:30 a.m.Book Club: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their pa…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults

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