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Saturday, February 28, 2015
3 p.m.A Cultural History of French Film, 1895-1945: A Five Session Course
France is considered the birthplace of cinema and has always been at the center of developments in the medium. This class explores the rich history of French film from its origins in late nineteenth century until the end of the Second World War in terms of larger issues in French culture, society, aesthetics, and politics. We will examine the following celebrated periods in French film style: Early Silent Cinema, the Avant-Garde, Surrealism, Poetic Realism, and filmmaking under the German occupa…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
3 p.m.Mystics, Witches, Hysterics and the Problem of Female Spirituality: A Five Session Course
From the medieval period to the present, a small group of women have fallen into trances, had erotic visions, heard voices, foresworn food and claimed to have direct contact with God. This course explores the puzzle of why women who testified to similar spiritual experiences have been alternately venerated as saints, burned as witches, and medicated as patients. Why has female spirituality historically been the focus of cultural anxieties about sexuality, sensuality, and authority? Can we appl…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Monday, March 2, 2015
6 p.m.Monday Night Films!
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. February 2: Rocky (1976; 119min.) Dir: John G. Avildsen. Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed. Won 1977 Academy Award for Best Picture. Starring Sylvester Stallone and Talia Shire. February 9: Badlands (1973; 94min.) Dir: Terrence Malick. An imp…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
3:30 p.m.WeDo Robotics for Grades 1-3
Students build and program LEGO projects using sensors, motors and LEGO's playful WeDo software. Sample projects include a Jack-in-the-Box, a Pirate Ship, a volcano. Presented by RoboFun for grades 1 to 3. Presented by RoboFun.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thursday, March 5, 2015
6:30 p.m.Lincoln Center Local presents: Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway... All of 'Em!!!!
Discover the magic of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in your neighborhood. The New York Public Library, in partnership with Lincoln Center, is bringing FREE screenings to a library near you.Lincoln Center Local offers fantastic SCREENINGS of previously recorded live performances, with a question and answer session in a dynamic, first-hand encounter with outstanding artists from a wide-range of disciplines. Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway... All of 'Em!!!! Thur, March 5…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Saturday, March 7, 2015
3 p.m.A Cultural History of French Film, 1895-1945: A Five Session Course
France is considered the birthplace of cinema and has always been at the center of developments in the medium. This class explores the rich history of French film from its origins in late nineteenth century until the end of the Second World War in terms of larger issues in French culture, society, aesthetics, and politics. We will examine the following celebrated periods in French film style: Early Silent Cinema, the Avant-Garde, Surrealism, Poetic Realism, and filmmaking under the German occupa…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
3 p.m.Marcel Proust's Swann's Way: A Six Session Course
Proust: Swann’s Way We read Swann's Way, the first of Proust's seven-novel masterpiece In Search of Lost Time. Here we encounter first thoughts about consciousness, who-am-I?, time and memory, waking and sleeping, taste and smell, love as jealousy. Later books reveal the changing kaleidoscope of political, social and philosophical contexts. We come to realize just how much Proust is a portal to the external and internal universes. And always, we laugh at the comic and the absurd. In each s…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Monday, March 9, 2015
6 p.m.Monday Night Films!
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. February 2: Rocky (1976; 119min.) Dir: John G. Avildsen. Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed. Won 1977 Academy Award for Best Picture. Starring Sylvester Stallone and Talia Shire. February 9: Badlands (1973; 94min.) Dir: Terrence Malick. An imp…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Saturday, March 14, 2015
3 p.m.A Cultural History of French Film, 1895-1945: A Five Session Course
France is considered the birthplace of cinema and has always been at the center of developments in the medium. This class explores the rich history of French film from its origins in late nineteenth century until the end of the Second World War in terms of larger issues in French culture, society, aesthetics, and politics. We will examine the following celebrated periods in French film style: Early Silent Cinema, the Avant-Garde, Surrealism, Poetic Realism, and filmmaking under the German occupa…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
3 p.m.Marcel Proust's Swann's Way: A Six Session Course
Proust: Swann’s Way We read Swann's Way, the first of Proust's seven-novel masterpiece In Search of Lost Time. Here we encounter first thoughts about consciousness, who-am-I?, time and memory, waking and sleeping, taste and smell, love as jealousy. Later books reveal the changing kaleidoscope of political, social and philosophical contexts. We come to realize just how much Proust is a portal to the external and internal universes. And always, we laugh at the comic and the absurd. In each s…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Monday, March 16, 2015
6 p.m.Monday Night Films!
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. February 2: Rocky (1976; 119min.) Dir: John G. Avildsen. Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed. Won 1977 Academy Award for Best Picture. Starring Sylvester Stallone and Talia Shire. February 9: Badlands (1973; 94min.) Dir: Terrence Malick. An imp…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
6:30 p.m.Puzzled about Publishing?
Join Sisters in Crime NY/TriState for an evening with Lourdes and Dave Venard, authors of Publishing for Beginners. They'll share tips, tools and resources for turning your manuscript into print - everything from querying agents to self-publishing. Dave, a tax professional, will also talk about the business side of writing. Meet and Greet: 6 pm. Event starts at 6:30 pm. Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. All events are free and open to the public.
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Saturday, March 21, 2015
3 p.m.A Cultural History of French Film, 1895-1945: A Five Session Course
France is considered the birthplace of cinema and has always been at the center of developments in the medium. This class explores the rich history of French film from its origins in late nineteenth century until the end of the Second World War in terms of larger issues in French culture, society, aesthetics, and politics. We will examine the following celebrated periods in French film style: Early Silent Cinema, the Avant-Garde, Surrealism, Poetic Realism, and filmmaking under the German occupa…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
3 p.m.Marcel Proust's Swann's Way: A Six Session Course
Proust: Swann’s Way We read Swann's Way, the first of Proust's seven-novel masterpiece In Search of Lost Time. Here we encounter first thoughts about consciousness, who-am-I?, time and memory, waking and sleeping, taste and smell, love as jealousy. Later books reveal the changing kaleidoscope of political, social and philosophical contexts. We come to realize just how much Proust is a portal to the external and internal universes. And always, we laugh at the comic and the absurd. In each s…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Monday, March 23, 2015
6 p.m.Technicolor, Tremors, and Tina: Spring Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Monday nights at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather auditorium. All films are free and open to the public. March 23: An American in Paris (1951; 113 mins.) Dir: Vincente Minelli. Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. However, things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron March 30: Gigi (1958; 118 mins.) Dir: Vincent Minelli. Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.Romance Book Club!
Join us March 23rd to discuss Archangel's Legion by Nalini Singh, and Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare! The romance book club meets on the library's 3rd floor in the Mae West community room. Archangel's Legion : Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force. Vampires are dying impossibly of disease. Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leav…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thursday, March 26, 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
Saturday, March 28, 2015
3 p.m.Marcel Proust's Swann's Way: A Six Session Course
Proust: Swann’s Way We read Swann's Way, the first of Proust's seven-novel masterpiece In Search of Lost Time. Here we encounter first thoughts about consciousness, who-am-I?, time and memory, waking and sleeping, taste and smell, love as jealousy. Later books reveal the changing kaleidoscope of political, social and philosophical contexts. We come to realize just how much Proust is a portal to the external and internal universes. And always, we laugh at the comic and the absurd. In each s…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Monday, March 30, 2015
6 p.m.Technicolor, Tremors, and Tina: Spring Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Monday nights at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather auditorium. All films are free and open to the public. March 23: An American in Paris (1951; 113 mins.) Dir: Vincente Minelli. Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. However, things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron March 30: Gigi (1958; 118 mins.) Dir: Vincent Minelli. Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
6 p.m.Teen Author Reading Night
Come meet your fave authors of teen lit! Up tonight: Elizabeth Eulberg, We Can Work it Out Kathryn Holmes, The Distance Between Lost and Found Elisa Ludwig, Pretty Wanted Kass Morgan, The Homecoming Danielle Paige, The Wicked Will Rise Shani Petroff and Darci Manley, Ash Marie Rutkoski, The Winner’s Crime Kieran Scott, What Waits in the Woods Aaron Starmer, The Whisper Nova Ren Suma, The Walls Around Us
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thursday, April 2, 2015
6:30 p.m.Lincoln Center Local presents: Sweeney Todd
Discover the magic of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in your neighborhood. The New York Public Library, in partnership with Lincoln Center, is bringing FREE screenings to a library near you. Lincoln Center Local offers fantastic SCREENINGS of previosuly recorded live performances, with a question and answer session in a dynamic, first-hand encounter with outstanding artists from a wide-range of disciplines. Sweeney Todd Thur, April 2 | 6:30 PM Murder, mayhem, and the ultimate re…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Saturday, April 4, 2015
3 p.m.Marcel Proust's Swann's Way: A Six Session Course
Proust: Swann’s Way We read Swann's Way, the first of Proust's seven-novel masterpiece In Search of Lost Time. Here we encounter first thoughts about consciousness, who-am-I?, time and memory, waking and sleeping, taste and smell, love as jealousy. Later books reveal the changing kaleidoscope of political, social and philosophical contexts. We come to realize just how much Proust is a portal to the external and internal universes. And always, we laugh at the comic and the absurd. In each s…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Monday, April 6, 2015
6 p.m.Technicolor, Tremors, and Tina: Spring Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Monday nights at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather auditorium. All films are free and open to the public. March 23: An American in Paris (1951; 113 mins.) Dir: Vincente Minelli. Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. However, things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron March 30: Gigi (1958; 118 mins.) Dir: Vincent Minelli. Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Saturday, April 11, 2015
3 p.m.Marcel Proust's Swann's Way: A Six Session Course
Proust: Swann’s Way We read Swann's Way, the first of Proust's seven-novel masterpiece In Search of Lost Time. Here we encounter first thoughts about consciousness, who-am-I?, time and memory, waking and sleeping, taste and smell, love as jealousy. Later books reveal the changing kaleidoscope of political, social and philosophical contexts. We come to realize just how much Proust is a portal to the external and internal universes. And always, we laugh at the comic and the absurd. In each s…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Monday, April 13, 2015
6 p.m.Technicolor, Tremors, and Tina: Spring Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Monday nights at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather auditorium. All films are free and open to the public. March 23: An American in Paris (1951; 113 mins.) Dir: Vincente Minelli. Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. However, things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron March 30: Gigi (1958; 118 mins.) Dir: Vincent Minelli. Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Saturday, April 18, 2015
3 p.m.Exposed to All the Solitude and Perils of the Sea: Atlantic Ocean World History (1500s to 1800s)
From the discovery of the New World to the Age of Revolutions, subjects of the various European empires struggled to establish new lives and industry across the tumultuous Atlantic Ocean basin. This course will explore the lives and conditions of these individuals, and their world, making their living on the ocean’s surface, in port cities, and along the peripheries of the Atlantic world. This course will explore select topics in Atlantic world studies beginning with placing the apparently timel…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Monday, April 20, 2015
6 p.m.Technicolor, Tremors, and Tina: Spring Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Monday nights at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather auditorium. All films are free and open to the public. March 23: An American in Paris (1951; 113 mins.) Dir: Vincente Minelli. Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. However, things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron March 30: Gigi (1958; 118 mins.) Dir: Vincent Minelli. Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Saturday, April 25, 2015
3 p.m.Introduction to Soft Matter Research
Taught by a Professor in NYU’s Center for Soft Matter Research. Founded in 2004, the Center for Soft Matter Research at New York University is dedicated to scientific inquiry at the interface between physics, chemistry, biology and engineering. A globally exploding topic! More details coming soon!
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
3 p.m.Exposed to All the Solitude and Perils of the Sea: Atlantic Ocean World History (1500s to 1800s)
From the discovery of the New World to the Age of Revolutions, subjects of the various European empires struggled to establish new lives and industry across the tumultuous Atlantic Ocean basin. This course will explore the lives and conditions of these individuals, and their world, making their living on the ocean’s surface, in port cities, and along the peripheries of the Atlantic world. This course will explore select topics in Atlantic world studies beginning with placing the apparently timel…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Monday, April 27, 2015
6 p.m.Technicolor, Tremors, and Tina: Spring Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Monday nights at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather auditorium. All films are free and open to the public. March 23: An American in Paris (1951; 113 mins.) Dir: Vincente Minelli. Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. However, things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron March 30: Gigi (1958; 118 mins.) Dir: Vincent Minelli. Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thursday, April 30, 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
Saturday, May 2, 2015
3 p.m.Exposed to All the Solitude and Perils of the Sea: Atlantic Ocean World History (1500s to 1800s)
From the discovery of the New World to the Age of Revolutions, subjects of the various European empires struggled to establish new lives and industry across the tumultuous Atlantic Ocean basin. This course will explore the lives and conditions of these individuals, and their world, making their living on the ocean’s surface, in port cities, and along the peripheries of the Atlantic world. This course will explore select topics in Atlantic world studies beginning with placing the apparently timel…
Jefferson Market Library
Array
Adults
3 p.m.Introduction to Soft Matter Research
Taught by a Professor in NYU’s Center for Soft Matter Research. Founded in 2004, the Center for Soft Matter Research at New York University is dedicated to scientific inquiry at the interface between physics, chemistry, biology and engineering. A globally exploding topic! More details coming soon!
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Monday, May 4, 2015
6 p.m.Technicolor, Tremors, and Tina: Spring Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Monday nights at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather auditorium. All films are free and open to the public. March 23: An American in Paris (1951; 113 mins.) Dir: Vincente Minelli. Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. However, things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron March 30: Gigi (1958; 118 mins.) Dir: Vincent Minelli. Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Saturday, May 9, 2015
3 p.m.Exposed to All the Solitude and Perils of the Sea: Atlantic Ocean World History (1500s to 1800s)
From the discovery of the New World to the Age of Revolutions, subjects of the various European empires struggled to establish new lives and industry across the tumultuous Atlantic Ocean basin. This course will explore the lives and conditions of these individuals, and their world, making their living on the ocean’s surface, in port cities, and along the peripheries of the Atlantic world. This course will explore select topics in Atlantic world studies beginning with placing the apparently timel…
Jefferson Market Library
Array
Adults
3 p.m.Introduction to Soft Matter Research
Taught by a Professor in NYU’s Center for Soft Matter Research. Founded in 2004, the Center for Soft Matter Research at New York University is dedicated to scientific inquiry at the interface between physics, chemistry, biology and engineering. A globally exploding topic! More details coming soon!
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Monday, May 11, 2015
6 p.m.Technicolor, Tremors, and Tina: Spring Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Monday nights at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather auditorium. All films are free and open to the public. March 23: An American in Paris (1951; 113 mins.) Dir: Vincente Minelli. Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. However, things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron March 30: Gigi (1958; 118 mins.) Dir: Vincent Minelli. Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Saturday, May 16, 2015
3 p.m.Exposed to All the Solitude and Perils of the Sea: Atlantic Ocean World History (1500s to 1800s)
From the discovery of the New World to the Age of Revolutions, subjects of the various European empires struggled to establish new lives and industry across the tumultuous Atlantic Ocean basin. This course will explore the lives and conditions of these individuals, and their world, making their living on the ocean’s surface, in port cities, and along the peripheries of the Atlantic world. This course will explore select topics in Atlantic world studies beginning with placing the apparently timel…
Jefferson Market Library
Array
Adults
Monday, May 18, 2015
6 p.m.Technicolor, Tremors, and Tina: Spring Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Monday nights at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather auditorium. All films are free and open to the public. March 23: An American in Paris (1951; 113 mins.) Dir: Vincente Minelli. Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. However, things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman. Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron March 30: Gigi (1958; 118 mins.) Dir: Vincent Minelli. Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thursday, May 28, 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
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