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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
3:30 p.m.NXT Robotics for Grades 3-8
Students build and program interactive robots using NXT LEGO, sensors and motors with Mindstorms software. Projects include vehicles that play soccer and basketball, a claw, an all-terrain tank. Presented by RoboFun for grades 3 to 8. Limit to 12 participants, please register by phone or in-person.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
3:30 p.m.PRESCHOOL TIME
Picture book stories, songs, and crafts for children ages 2-5.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
6:30 p.m.Canceled
Artists Talk On Art: Critical Dialogues in the Visual Arts
December 10: This panel will feature artists from the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts' studio program as well as its leadership. The EFA's mission "is dedicated to providing artists across all disciplines with space, tools and a cooperative forum for the development of individual practice. We are a catalyst for cultural growth, stimulating new interactions between artists, creative communities, and the public." Moderator: Bill Carroll, Director of the Elizabeth Foundation Organizer: Lyn…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thursday, January 29, 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, January 31, 2015
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, February 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
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
6 p.m.Teen Author Reading Night!
Come hear your favorite authors of YA lit! The lineup is always fascinating! Up tonight: Cathleen Bell, I Remember You Jen Calonita, Flunked Heather Demetrios, I’ll Meet You There Michelle Knudsen, Evil Librarian Suzanne Myers, Stone Cove Island Jill Santopolo, Love on the Lifts Catherine Stine, Dorianna Maryrose Wood, The Unmapped Sea
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Saturday, February 7, 2015
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, February 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, February 14, 2015
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
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
3:30 p.m.Life in the Sea
Examine the properties of polymers and make a batch of slime. Recommended for children ages 5 and older. Presented by Mad Science. Limit to 25 participants, please register by phone or in-person.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Saturday, February 21, 2015
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
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
Monday, February 23, 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
6:30 p.m.Romance Book Club!
For February's romance book club meeting, we are reading What a Woman Wants by Judi Fennell and Demon Hunting in a Dive Bar by Lexi George. The book club meets in the Mae West on the 3rd floor. What a Woman Wants: Resort entrepreneur Sean Manley was all set to buy an historic mansion at a great price, making a name for himself while making millions, when the seller and a poker bet change the game. Now he’s in the place as a hunky male maid and there’s one more complication: Livvy Carolla. T…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thursday, February 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, February 28, 2015
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
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
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
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 offers live hour-long programs combining performance 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 | 6:30 PM…
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
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
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
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 offers live hour-long programs combining performance 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 revenge: Step…
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
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
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
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.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
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 LibraryAdults
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
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