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TimeEventLocationAudience
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
11 a.m.TODDLER TIME
Picture book stories, songs, 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, 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
3:30 p.m.PRESCHOOL TIME
Picture book stories, songs, and crafts for children ages 2-5 years.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
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
3:30 p.m.OWLS AND OTTERS STORYTIME
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
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
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
3:30 p.m.BAD KITTY BIRTHDAY PARTY
Celebrate Children's Book Week with a Bad Kitty Birthday Party! Meet Nick Bruel, the author and illustrator of the hilarious Bad Kitty series. Bad Kitty will be present, and there will be treats and give-aways. For children ages 5 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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
3 p.m.Startling Sci-Fi: Literature, Genre Fiction and Beyond
For generations, the science fiction genre and literary fiction have been perceived as irreconcilable. "Startling Sci-Fi: New Tales of the Beyond," the latest anthology in New Lit Salon Press’s NEW series, attempts to prove otherwise. These thirteen fine short stories are boldly literary while employing unmistakable characteristics of the sci-fi genre. But what defines “literature?” For that matter, what makes something part of the science fiction genre? Several established classics would seem t…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
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
In this 4 session course Ephemeral New York, Ephemeral Image will dive into 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 these films are rare and unav…
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
In this 4 session course Ephemeral New York, Ephemeral Image will dive into 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 these films are rare and unav…
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
In this 4 session course Ephemeral New York, Ephemeral Image will dive into 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 these films are rare and unav…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
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.Ephemeral New York, Ephemeral Image: A Four Session Course
In this 4 session course Ephemeral New York, Ephemeral Image will dive into 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 these films are rare and unav…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults

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