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Monday, March 30, 2015
11 a.m.TODDLER TIME
Picture books, rhymes, and crafts for children ages 18-36 months.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
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
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
3:30 p.m.WeDo Robotics for Grades 1-3
Students build and progrom LEGO projets using sensors, motors, and LEGO's playful WeDo software. For grades 1-3. Presented by RoboFun. Preregistration is required.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
3:30 p.m.Phreaky Physics
Is your energy potential or kinetic? Find out with us as we explore centrifugal force and gyroscopes. Become a junior engineer and experiment with axles, pulleys, levers, gears and wheels! Presented by Mad Science for children ages 4 and older. Limited to 25 participants. First come, first served.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Saturday, April 11, 2015
1 p.m.Instant Shakespeare: Comedy of Errors
Shakespeare for Everyone!The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the readers/actors move around as much as they feel comfortable. Readers are encouraged to share with their fellow readers and the audience so that the plays can exist as words and thoughts communicated through space, not just words on the page. All events and programs are Free and open to the P…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
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
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
3:30 p.m.Phreaky Physics
Is your energy potential or kinetic? Find out with us as we explore centrifugal force and gyroscopes. Become a junior engineer and experiment with axles, pulleys, levers, gears and wheels! Presented by Mad Science for children ages 4 and older. Limited to 25 participants. First come, first served.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
3:30 p.m.Phreaky Physics
Is your energy potential or kinetic? Find out with us as we explore centrifugal force and gyroscopes. Become a junior engineer and experiment with axles, pulleys, levers, gears and wheels! Presented by Mad Science for children ages 4 and older. Limited to 25 participants. First come, first served.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Saturday, April 25, 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
3 p.m.From Chaos to Biology: The Physics of Self-Organization
Newton's equations of motion allow us to predict with great confidence how a pair of objects will move under the influence of their mutual interactions. Add another interacting object, and the system devolves into chaos. The objects' fate is as random as random can be, and provably unknowable. Add more objects and the situation only gets worse. How, then, can the multitude of molecules that make up a living cell organize themselves into the exquisite three-dimensional structures necessary…
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
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
3:30 p.m.Phreaky Physics
Is your energy potential or kinetic? Find out with us as we explore centrifugal force and gyroscopes. Become a junior engineer and experiment with axles, pulleys, levers, gears and wheels! Presented by Mad Science for children ages 4 and older. Limited to 25 participants. First come, first served.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
6:30 p.m.A Spring Reading: Four Poets
Four different voices read lyric and epic poems exploring regeneration, from human relationships to the natural world. Come hear Katrinka Moore, Maria Lisella, Elizabeth Poreba, and Gil Fagiani read from their most recent books. Katrinka Moore’s Numa is an epic that draws on ancient myth but is inhabited by characters who don’t always behave in a traditional manner. Maria Lisella describes her Thieves in the Family as a collection of postcards from working-class Queens to the Global Village…
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.From Chaos to Biology: The Physics of Self-Organization
Newton's equations of motion allow us to predict with great confidence how a pair of objects will move under the influence of their mutual interactions. Add another interacting object, and the system devolves into chaos. The objects' fate is as random as random can be, and provably unknowable. Add more objects and the situation only gets worse. How, then, can the multitude of molecules that make up a living cell organize themselves into the exquisite three-dimensional structures necessary…
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
Friday, May 8, 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 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.From Chaos to Biology: The Physics of Self-Organization
Newton's equations of motion allow us to predict with great confidence how a pair of objects will move under the influence of their mutual interactions. Add another interacting object, and the system devolves into chaos. The objects' fate is as random as random can be, and provably unknowable. Add more objects and the situation only gets worse. How, then, can the multitude of molecules that make up a living cell organize themselves into the exquisite three-dimensional structures necessary…
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
Friday, May 15, 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 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
Friday, May 22, 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
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
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
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
Using the extensive film collections at NYPL’s Library for the Performing Arts, the professor will guide students through New York’s past exploring not only ways of seeing history but the ways we view the very media history is recorded on. More details coming soon!
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
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.Ephemeral New York, Ephemeral Image: A Four Session Course
Using the extensive film collections at NYPL’s Library for the Performing Arts, the professor will guide students through New York’s past exploring not only ways of seeing history but the ways we view the very media history is recorded on. More details coming soon!
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
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.Ephemeral New York, Ephemeral Image: A Four Session Course
Using the extensive film collections at NYPL’s Library for the Performing Arts, the professor will guide students through New York’s past exploring not only ways of seeing history but the ways we view the very media history is recorded on. More details coming soon!
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
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