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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
6:30 p.m.Teen Author Carnival
car·ni·val (noun) any merrymaking, revelry, or festival, as a program of entertainment. ex. Teen Author Carnival Connecting readers + authors since 2009. Teen Author Carnival 2015 — Author List: Come meet your favorite authors! Adam Silvera — More Happy Than Not Adi Alsaid — Never Always Sometimes and Let’s Get Lost Alexander London — Guardian and Proxy Alexandra Bracken — The Darkest Minds, Never Fade, In The Afterlight Anne Heltzel — Charlie, Presumed Dead Dhonielle Clayton — Tiny…
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
3:30 p.m.PRESCHOOL TIME
Picture book stories, rhymes, and crafts for children ages 2-5 years.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thursday, May 28, 2015
3:30 p.m.OWLS AND OTTERS
A read aloud and craft program for ages 5 and 6.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4:30 p.m.Book Discussion!
The Jefferson Market Library's book discussion group meets the last Thursday of every month at 4:30pm. We usually meet in the Mae West community room on the library's 3rd floor. January 29: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so a…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.Existentialism and Romantic Love: A Reading
Join us as Dr. Skye Cleary discusses her new book "Existentialism and Romantic Love" with Palgrave Macmillan's New York Philosophy Editor Phil Getz, and the cover designer Sam Smith. A meet and greet and book signing will follow. The book investigates the thinking of five radical existential philosophers to uncover insights about what is wrong with our everyday ideas about romantic loving, why reality often falls short of the ideal, sources of frustrations and disappointments, and possibilitie…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Friday, May 29, 2015
11 a.m.Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
Engage in the joy and challenge of reading, memorizing, and acting Shakespeare! In this eight-week course, we will delve into the demands and pleasures of Shakespeare, mindful that the plays weren’t written as ‘literature’ but as texts for actors to perform. Every class session will include a brief physical and vocal warm up. No acting experience necessary! The course will culminate in a final performance of select monologues and scenes. Classes will meet Fridays from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, M…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Saturday, May 30, 2015
5:30 p.m.KIDS AUTHOR CARNIVAL
Meet 36 of the best children's authors in this exciting after-hours celebration for kids ages 7 and up! There will be GAMES, author PANELS, author SIGNINGS, GIVE-AWAYS, and PRIZES!!
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Monday, June 1, 2015
6 p.m.Peter, Pacino, and Pods: Summertime Films at Jefferson Market!
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. June 1: Earthquake (1974; 123 mins.) Dir: Mark Robson. When the most catastrophic earthquake of all time rips through Southern California, it levels Los Angeles and sends shock waves through the lives of all who live there. Starring Ava Gardner, Charlton Heston. June 8: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978; 115 mins.) Dir: Philip Kaufman. In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being re…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
3:30 p.m.Budding Bookmakers
Budding Bookmakers is designed to introduce students to a wide variety of books and excite them about reading. Each session begins with an interactive book reading followed by an art activity exploring the techniques used by the illustrator. Presented by Children's Museum of Manhattan. For ages 5 and older.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
6 p.m.Teen Author Reading Night!
Come on out and meet your fave authors for teens! Check out the monthly panels below! Wednesday, June 3 6-7:30 pm James Dawson, This Book is Gay Anne Heltzel, Charlie, Presumed Dead Bill Konigsberg, The Porcupine of Truth Trisha Leaver, Secrets We Keep Kate Milford, The Broken Lands Adam Silvera, More Happy Than Not Sarvenaz Tash, Three Day Summer Will Walton, Anything Could Happen Jon Skovron, Man Made Boy Wednesday, July 1 6-7:30 pm Matt de la Peña, The Hunted Lori Gold…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Friday, June 5, 2015
11 a.m.Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
Engage in the joy and challenge of reading, memorizing, and acting Shakespeare! In this eight-week course, we will delve into the demands and pleasures of Shakespeare, mindful that the plays weren’t written as ‘literature’ but as texts for actors to perform. Every class session will include a brief physical and vocal warm up. No acting experience necessary! The course will culminate in a final performance of select monologues and scenes. Classes will meet Fridays from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, M…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Saturday, June 6, 2015
3 p.m.Ephemeral New York, Ephemeral Image: A Four Session Course
In this 4 session course, Ephemeral New York, Ephemeral Image utilizes The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ extensive 16mm film collections as a way of beginning a conversation that surrounds not only the history of New York City, but also how and why these historical documents can (and do) change and reconstruct our perception and remembrance of the city’s pasts and give us insight into how we might conceive of documenting the future. Many of the films to be viewed are rare and…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Monday, June 8, 2015
6 p.m.Peter, Pacino, and Pods: Summertime Films at Jefferson Market!
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. June 1: Earthquake (1974; 123 mins.) Dir: Mark Robson. When the most catastrophic earthquake of all time rips through Southern California, it levels Los Angeles and sends shock waves through the lives of all who live there. Starring Ava Gardner, Charlton Heston. June 8: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978; 115 mins.) Dir: Philip Kaufman. In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being re…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
3:30 p.m.Budding Bookmakers
Budding Bookmakers is designed to introduce students to a wide variety of books and excite them about reading. Each session begins with an interactive book reading followed by an art activity exploring the techniques used by the illustrator. Presented by Children's Museum of Manhattan. For ages 5 and older.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Friday, June 12, 2015
11 a.m.Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
Engage in the joy and challenge of reading, memorizing, and acting Shakespeare! In this eight-week course, we will delve into the demands and pleasures of Shakespeare, mindful that the plays weren’t written as ‘literature’ but as texts for actors to perform. Every class session will include a brief physical and vocal warm up. No acting experience necessary! The course will culminate in a final performance of select monologues and scenes. Classes will meet Fridays from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, M…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Saturday, June 13, 2015
3 p.m.A Writers’ Workshop A Six Session Course
The concept of a writing workshop merges the solitary act of writing with the sense of community, and what setting could be more appropriate to the sense of community than the public library. In this workshop each participant will work on a story or several poems, bringing them from the compositional stage to a stage of completion and readiness to be submitted for publication. The workshop will use lecture, exercise, and feedback on the work (from both the workshop leader and the other partic…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
3 p.m.Ephemeral New York, Ephemeral Image: A Four Session Course
In this 4 session course, Ephemeral New York, Ephemeral Image utilizes The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ extensive 16mm film collections as a way of beginning a conversation that surrounds not only the history of New York City, but also how and why these historical documents can (and do) change and reconstruct our perception and remembrance of the city’s pasts and give us insight into how we might conceive of documenting the future. Many of the films to be viewed are rare and…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Monday, June 15, 2015
6 p.m.Peter, Pacino, and Pods: Summertime Films at Jefferson Market!
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. June 1: Earthquake (1974; 123 mins.) Dir: Mark Robson. When the most catastrophic earthquake of all time rips through Southern California, it levels Los Angeles and sends shock waves through the lives of all who live there. Starring Ava Gardner, Charlton Heston. June 8: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978; 115 mins.) Dir: Philip Kaufman. In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being re…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
3:30 p.m.Budding Bookmakers
Budding Bookmakers is designed to introduce students to a wide variety of books and excite them about reading. Each session begins with an interactive book reading followed by an art activity exploring the techniques used by the illustrator. Presented by Children's Museum of Manhattan. For ages 5 and older.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Friday, June 19, 2015
11 a.m.Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
Engage in the joy and challenge of reading, memorizing, and acting Shakespeare! In this eight-week course, we will delve into the demands and pleasures of Shakespeare, mindful that the plays weren’t written as ‘literature’ but as texts for actors to perform. Every class session will include a brief physical and vocal warm up. No acting experience necessary! The course will culminate in a final performance of select monologues and scenes. Classes will meet Fridays from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, M…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Saturday, June 20, 2015
3 p.m.A Writers’ Workshop A Six Session Course
The concept of a writing workshop merges the solitary act of writing with the sense of community, and what setting could be more appropriate to the sense of community than the public library. In this workshop each participant will work on a story or several poems, bringing them from the compositional stage to a stage of completion and readiness to be submitted for publication. The workshop will use lecture, exercise, and feedback on the work (from both the workshop leader and the other partic…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
3 p.m.Ephemeral New York, Ephemeral Image: A Four Session Course
In this 4 session course, Ephemeral New York, Ephemeral Image utilizes The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ extensive 16mm film collections as a way of beginning a conversation that surrounds not only the history of New York City, but also how and why these historical documents can (and do) change and reconstruct our perception and remembrance of the city’s pasts and give us insight into how we might conceive of documenting the future. Many of the films to be viewed are rare and…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Monday, June 22, 2015
6 p.m.Peter, Pacino, and Pods: Summertime Films at Jefferson Market!
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. June 1: Earthquake (1974; 123 mins.) Dir: Mark Robson. When the most catastrophic earthquake of all time rips through Southern California, it levels Los Angeles and sends shock waves through the lives of all who live there. Starring Ava Gardner, Charlton Heston. June 8: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978; 115 mins.) Dir: Philip Kaufman. In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being re…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
3:30 p.m.Wildlife Superheroes
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration. Have you ever wondered why some of our most popular superheroes are often named after animals? Spiderman, Batman, and Aquaman all share traits with their particular animal namesake whether it be great strength, great stealth, or the ability to live underwater. A visit by a New Canaan Nature Center naturalist will give participants an up close look at several creatures with an array of “super” qualities that makes each a “wildlife superhero” in its own ri…
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thursday, June 25, 2015
4:30 p.m.Book Discussion!
The Jefferson Market Library's book discussion group meets the last Thursday of every month at 4:30pm. We usually meet in the Mae West community room on the library's 3rd floor. January 29: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so a…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Friday, June 26, 2015
6 p.m.Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
Engage in the joy and challenge of reading, memorizing, and acting Shakespeare! In this eight-week course, we will delve into the demands and pleasures of Shakespeare, mindful that the plays weren’t written as ‘literature’ but as texts for actors to perform. Every class session will include a brief physical and vocal warm up. No acting experience necessary! The course will culminate in a final performance of select monologues and scenes. Classes will meet Fridays from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, M…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Saturday, June 27, 2015
3 p.m.A Writers’ Workshop A Six Session Course
The concept of a writing workshop merges the solitary act of writing with the sense of community, and what setting could be more appropriate to the sense of community than the public library. In this workshop each participant will work on a story or several poems, bringing them from the compositional stage to a stage of completion and readiness to be submitted for publication. The workshop will use lecture, exercise, and feedback on the work (from both the workshop leader and the other partic…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
3 p.m.Ephemeral New York, Ephemeral Image: A Four Session Course
In this 4 session course, Ephemeral New York, Ephemeral Image utilizes The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ extensive 16mm film collections as a way of beginning a conversation that surrounds not only the history of New York City, but also how and why these historical documents can (and do) change and reconstruct our perception and remembrance of the city’s pasts and give us insight into how we might conceive of documenting the future. Many of the films to be viewed are rare and…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Monday, June 29, 2015
6 p.m.Peter, Pacino, and Pods: Summertime Films at Jefferson Market!
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. June 1: Earthquake (1974; 123 mins.) Dir: Mark Robson. When the most catastrophic earthquake of all time rips through Southern California, it levels Los Angeles and sends shock waves through the lives of all who live there. Starring Ava Gardner, Charlton Heston. June 8: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978; 115 mins.) Dir: Philip Kaufman. In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being re…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
3:30 p.m.Budding Bookmakers
Budding Bookmakers is designed to introduce students to a wide variety of books and excite them about reading. Each session begins with an interactive book reading followed by an art activity exploring the techniques used by the illustrator. Presented by Children's Museum of Manhattan. For ages 5 and older.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3:30 p.m.Budding Bookmakers
Budding Bookmakers is designed to introduce students to a wide variety of books and excite them about reading. Each session begins with an interactive book reading followed by an art activity exploring the techniques used by the illustrator. Presented by Children's Museum of Manhattan. For ages 5 and older.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
6 p.m.Teen Author Reading Night!
Come on out and meet your fave authors for teens! Check out the monthly panels below! Wednesday, July 1 6-7:30 pm Matt de la Peña, The Hunted Lori Goldstein, Becoming Jinn Jonathan Kranz, Our Brothers at the Bottom of the Sea Emmy Laybourne, Sweet Barry Lyga, After the Red Rain Carolyn Mackler, Best Friend Next Door Margo Rabb, Kissing in America Anna Schumacher, Children of the Earth Wednesday, August 5 6-7:30 pm Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton, Tiny Pretty Things…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Monday, July 6, 2015
6 p.m.Peter, Pacino, and Pods: Summertime Films at Jefferson Market!
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. June 1: Earthquake (1974; 123 mins.) Dir: Mark Robson. When the most catastrophic earthquake of all time rips through Southern California, it levels Los Angeles and sends shock waves through the lives of all who live there. Starring Ava Gardner, Charlton Heston. June 8: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978; 115 mins.) Dir: Philip Kaufman. In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being re…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
3 p.m.Bilingual Birdies: Mandarin
This Summer Bilingual Birdies takes you on a journey to honor the changing colors of the leaves, celebrate different fruits for the harvest, explore the sun and the moon, and learn about various modes of transportation in Spanish, French or Mandarin! Bilingual musicians teach theme-related vocabulary through live music, dance, and engaging puppetry! bilingualbirdies.com Recommended for children of all ages.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Saturday, July 11, 2015
3 p.m.A Writers’ Workshop A Six Session Course
The concept of a writing workshop merges the solitary act of writing with the sense of community, and what setting could be more appropriate to the sense of community than the public library. In this workshop each participant will work on a story or several poems, bringing them from the compositional stage to a stage of completion and readiness to be submitted for publication. The workshop will use lecture, exercise, and feedback on the work (from both the workshop leader and the other partic…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Monday, July 13, 2015
6 p.m.Peter, Pacino, and Pods: Summertime Films at Jefferson Market!
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. June 1: Earthquake (1974; 123 mins.) Dir: Mark Robson. When the most catastrophic earthquake of all time rips through Southern California, it levels Los Angeles and sends shock waves through the lives of all who live there. Starring Ava Gardner, Charlton Heston. June 8: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978; 115 mins.) Dir: Philip Kaufman. In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being re…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
3 p.m.Bilingual Birdies: Mandarin
This Summer Bilingual Birdies takes you on a journey to honor the changing colors of the leaves, celebrate different fruits for the harvest, explore the sun and the moon, and learn about various modes of transportation in Spanish, French or Mandarin! Bilingual musicians teach theme-related vocabulary through live music, dance, and engaging puppetry! bilingualbirdies.com Recommended for children of all ages.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Saturday, July 18, 2015
3 p.m.A Writers’ Workshop A Six Session Course
The concept of a writing workshop merges the solitary act of writing with the sense of community, and what setting could be more appropriate to the sense of community than the public library. In this workshop each participant will work on a story or several poems, bringing them from the compositional stage to a stage of completion and readiness to be submitted for publication. The workshop will use lecture, exercise, and feedback on the work (from both the workshop leader and the other partic…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Monday, July 20, 2015
6 p.m.Peter, Pacino, and Pods: Summertime Films at Jefferson Market!
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. June 1: Earthquake (1974; 123 mins.) Dir: Mark Robson. When the most catastrophic earthquake of all time rips through Southern California, it levels Los Angeles and sends shock waves through the lives of all who live there. Starring Ava Gardner, Charlton Heston. June 8: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978; 115 mins.) Dir: Philip Kaufman. In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being re…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
3 p.m.Bilingual Birdies: Mandarin
This Summer Bilingual Birdies takes you on a journey to honor the changing colors of the leaves, celebrate different fruits for the harvest, explore the sun and the moon, and learn about various modes of transportation in Spanish, French or Mandarin! Bilingual musicians teach theme-related vocabulary through live music, dance, and engaging puppetry! bilingualbirdies.com Recommended for children of all ages.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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