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TimeEventLocationAudience
Saturday, June 7, 2014
2:30 p.m.Stephanie Hightower, Dorothea Hokema and Cyriaco Lopes | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:30 p.m. Stephanie Hightower and Dorothea Hokema discuss with artist and moderator Cyriaco Lopes, their Art Wall on Third and Photo Walls in Picture Collection exhibitions titled Urban Arcadia: Landscapes of New York and Berlin and the existence of aesthetic harmony within even the most anti-Arcadian environments. They examine the Arcadian idyll and contemporary landscape as constructions, interpreted within the classical genres of landscape painting and ph…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Saturday, December 6, 2014
2:30 p.m.Outside the Comfort Zone: Collaboration and Expansion | Mary Judge, Kate Teale | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:30 p.m. Rose Sky over the Plains, 68 x 35 inches, unique relief print on handmade paper, 2014 Join us for a discussion, between Mary Judge and Kate Teale, focusing around the fertile ground that the process of collaboration produces with cited examples within the visual arts in general and in the work of Mary Judge in particular. They converse about the creative process in the printmaking studio and how is differs from that of the painter working so…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Saturday, December 19, 2015
2:30 p.m.Gifts New York Gave Me | Amelia Coulter, Allen Coulter | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Amelia Coulter, south vitrine installation of sugar built edible sculptures, 2015. Photo: Arezoo Moseni In celebration of the site-specific Art in the Windows exhibition Gifts New York Gave Me, acclaimed director Allen Coulter joins artist and culinarian Amelia Coulter to discuss how their shared multidisciplinary interest in storytelling overlaps, and how New York City has encouraged, affected and inspired their work in different eras, neigh…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
1 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups - Featured Author Edith Wharton
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! January 2016 — Featured Author Edith Wharton Wednesday, January 6, 1:00 pm Monday, January 11, 7:00 pm Mrs. Manstey’s View An elderly widow in failing health, Mrs. Manstey spends her days looking out the back window of her third-floor room, enjoying the view of her neighbors’ back yards. When she learns a new building project will destroy her view, she is devastated. (1891) Roman Fever Two middle-aged l…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Saturday, January 9, 2016
2 p.m.SATURDAY MOVIE: Rocky
Rocky DVD | Color | 1976 | 119 min | MGM Studios | Rated PG January 9, 2 PM, Sixth Floor Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer from working-class Philadelphia, is arbitrarily chosen to take on the reigning world heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed. Directed by John G. Avildsen Starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, and Thayer David Elevators access the 6th floor after 1:30 PM. All programs are free and subject to last minute change or cancellati…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, January 11, 2016
7 p.m.New York Writers Workshop presents: How to Write A Crime Novel (or Short Story) with Charles Salzberg
New York Writers Workshop presents: How to Write A Crime Novel (or Short Story) with Charles Salzberg In this class we'll learn the elements necessary to make a good crime novel or short story. How to create mystery and suspense and conflict. How to choose the right protagonist, the right antagonist, atmosphere, and voice. We'll use samples of crime writing both from other writers as well as the instructor. There will be a short writing assignment for the class. Limited Space. On-line Regist…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Featured Author Edith Wharton
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! January 2016 — Featured Author Edith Wharton Wednesday, January 6, 1:00 pm Monday, January 11, 7:00 pm Mrs. Manstey’s View An elderly widow in failing health, Mrs. Manstey spends her days looking out the back window of her third-floor room, enjoying the view of her neighbors’ back yards. When she learns a new building project will destroy her view, she is devastated. (1891) Roman Fever Two middle-aged l…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Friday, January 15, 2016
2:30 p.m.Resume Open Lab
This lab time is dedicated to job seekers who need one-on-one help creating a resumé. Assistance with document formatting and proofreading will be available. Please bring a written draft of your resumé and a USB drive to save and/or print your resumé.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Sunday, January 17, 2016
2 p.m.Sunday Movie: Ace in the Hole
A small-town reporter milks a local disaster to get back into the big time. Directed by Billy Wilder Starring Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, and Bob Arthur DVD | Black and White | 1951 | 111 mins | Paramount Pictures
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
1 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups - Featured Author Edith Wharton
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! January 2016 — Featured Author Edith Wharton Wednesday, January 20, 1:00 pm Tuesday, January 26, 7:00 pm The Other Two When Mr. Waythorn married Alice Haskett, he didn’t take into consideration how her two previous marriages (and her two ex-husbands) might intrude on his daily life. (1904) A Journey A husband and wife are returning from a “rest cure” in Colorado to their home in New York City by train. In hi…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
6:30 p.m.Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of Latin America, with Ioan Grillo, a journalist, writer and TV producer based in Mexico City, in conversation with Bernardo Ruiz, a Mexican and American documentary filmmaker.
This illustrated lecture covers the history of drug trafficking and the incredibly shocking story of the men at the heads of the cartels throughout Latin America, and the crime wars now wracking Central and South America and the Caribbean, regions largely abandoned by the U.S. after the Cold War. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Saturday, January 23, 2016
1 p.m.Canceled
Open LEGO Time (Ages 6+) - CANCELED
Open LEGO Time Join us for a relaxing and nostalgic build session. Spark your creativity and show off your LEGO brick building skills. Connect with fellow LEGO enthusiasts. This free program is recommended for ages 6+ First come, first served. Walk-ins welcome. 1:00 - 5:00 PM Program will be held in the Corner Room on the 1st Floor.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Children,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
2 p.m.Saturday Movies: Chicago
Chicago DVD | Color | 2002 | 113 min | Miramax | Rated PG-13 January 23, 2 PM, Sixth Floor At a time when crimes of passion result in celebrity headlines, nightclub sensation Velma Kelly and spotlight-seeking Roxie Hart find themselves on Chicago's famed Murderess Row. They also share Billy Flynn, the town's slickest lawyer with a talent for turning notorious defendants into local legends. Directed by Rob Marshall Starring Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, and Queen…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, January 25, 2016
6:30 p.m.City on a Grid: How New York Became New York, with Gerard Koeppel, also the author of "Bond of Union: Building the Erie Canal and the American Empire," and "Water for Gotham: A History."
This illustrated lecture tells the grid's story: What prompted it? how did the commissioners and their surveyor develop the plans? and how has the lengthening life of the city been shaped by it? are some of the questions that are explored. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
7 p.m.New York Writers Workshop presents: Refining Your Idea In Dramatic Writing with Neal Rowland
Refining Your Idea In Dramatic Writing with Neal Rowland A great, well-thought-out idea is the starting point of almost every great drama. Through a combination of in-class exercises and creative feedback, you will learn useful methods and tricks to maximize the dramatic potential and individuality of the premise, story, main characters and central conflict of your screenplay or play. Neal Rowland is a writer, script editor and development executive with over 10 years' professional experien…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Featured Author Edith Wharton
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! January 2016 — Featured Author Edith Wharton Wednesday, January 20, 1:00 pm Tuesday, January 26, 7:00 pm The Other Two When Mr. Waythorn married Alice Haskett, he didn’t take into consideration how her two previous marriages (and her two ex-husbands) might intrude on his daily life. (1904) A Journey A husband and wife are returning from a “rest cure” in Colorado to their home in New York City by train. In hi…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Monday, February 1, 2016
6:30 p.m.Trivia Night
Come and test your knowledge in a challenging though entertaining 30 question trivia quiz. There are questions and categories for all comers, spanning subjects from Music and Movies to New York History, Sports, Literature and others in between. Individuals and teams welcome. Bring your friends and be prepared to have a good time! No registration required First come first served Doors open at 6:15pm About our Trivia Master: Chris Vaccari - A Graduate of Fordham University in Bronx, New Yo…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
1 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups - Favorite Stories by African-American Authors
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! February 2016 — Favorite Stories by African-American Authors Wednesday, February 3, 1:00 pm Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 pm Marigolds by Eugenia W. Collier Old Miss Lottie lived in a ramshackle shanty in rural Maryland. Times were hard in the Depression, and the only thing of beauty in her life was the bed of marigolds in her dusty yard. New Directions, Complaining, and Africa by Maya Angelou In these three e…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Thursday, February 4, 2016
2:30 p.m.Resume Open Lab
This lab time is dedicated to job seekers who need one-on-one help creating a resumé. Assistance with document formatting and proofreading will be available. Please bring a written draft of your resumé and a USB drive to save and/or print your resumé.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Monday, February 8, 2016
6:30 p.m.Trivia Night
Come and test your knowledge in a challenging though entertaining 30 question trivia quiz. There are questions and categories for all comers, spanning subjects from Music and Movies to New York History, Sports, Literature and others in between. Individuals and teams welcome. Bring your friends and be prepared to have a good time! No registration required First come first served Doors open at 6:15pm About our Trivia Master: Chris Vaccari - A Graduate of Fordham University in Bronx, New Yo…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Favorite Stories by African-American Authors
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! February 2016 — Favorite Stories by African-American Authors Wednesday, February 3, 1:00 pm Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 pm Marigolds by Eugenia W. Collier Old Miss Lottie lived in a ramshackle shanty in rural Maryland. Times were hard in the Depression, and the only thing of beauty in her life was the bed of marigolds in her dusty yard. New Directions, Complaining, and Africa by Maya Angelou In these three e…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Thursday, February 11, 2016
6:30 p.m.Word Nerd: Dispatches from the Games, Grammar and Geek Underground, with John D Williams Jr., former executive director of the National SCRABBLE Association and the coauthor of the best-selling Everything SCRABBLE®.
This illustrated lecture explores anagrams, palindromes, the highest-scoring SCRABBLE plays of all time, the birth of the World SCRABBLE Championship, as well as many of the more colorful figures that inhabit this subculture. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Saturday, February 13, 2016
2 p.m.Saturday Movies: Ocean's 11
Ocean’s 11 DVD | Color | 1960 | 127 min | Warner Bros. | Not Rated February 13, 2 PM, Sixth Floor New Year's Eve in Las Vegas. Roulette wheels spin and the champagne fizzes. It's the perfect time to steal a kiss or a $25 chip. But for Danny Ocean and his 10 partners in crime, it's the perfect moment to steal millions. Danny devises a scheme to knock out power to the Vegas strip, electronically rig five big casinos vaults and raid them all at the same time. Directed by Lewis Milestone St…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
1 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups - Favorite Stories by African-American Authors
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! February 2016 — Favorite Stories by African-American Authors Wednesday, February 17, 1:00 pm Monday, February 22, 7:00 pm Mama’s Missionary Money by Chester Himes When Lemuel “accidentally” found the old black purse in his Mama’s dresser drawer, it was filled with quarters, dimes, nickels, and even a few dollar bills. He only took a quarter the first time. He knew Mama would find out eventually. It was just a q…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Monday, February 22, 2016
6:30 p.m.A Light Shines in Harlem: New York’s First Charter School and the Movement It Led, with the author, Mary C. Bounds, an award-winning journalist, in conversation with Dawn M. Hill, a co-founder of the Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem.
This lecture and dialogue tells the fascinating story of the Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem, the first charter school in New York, and of the charter movement. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.Trivia Night
Come and test your knowledge in a challenging though entertaining 30 question trivia quiz. There are questions and categories for all comers, spanning subjects from Music and Movies to New York History, Sports, Literature and others in between. Individuals and teams welcome. Bring your friends and be prepared to have a good time! No registration required First come first served Doors open at 6:15pm About our Trivia Master: Chris Vaccari - A Graduate of Fordham University in Bronx, New Yo…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Favorite Stories by African-American Authors
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! February 2016 — Favorite Stories by African-American Authors Wednesday, February 17, 1:00 pm Monday, February 22, 7:00 pm Mama’s Missionary Money by Chester Himes When Lemuel “accidentally” found the old black purse in his Mama’s dresser drawer, it was filled with quarters, dimes, nickels, and even a few dollar bills. He only took a quarter the first time. He knew Mama would find out eventually. It was just a q…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Saturday, February 27, 2016
2 p.m.Saturday Movies: One More Time
One More Time DVD | Color | 1970 | 95 min | MGM | Rated PG February 27, 2 PM, Sixth Floor Charles Salt and Christopher Pepper are owners of a nightclub that is about to go under. The two seek help from Pepper's wealthy twin brother, Lord Sydney Pepper, who promptly denies them a loan. Undaunted, Pepper returns once more and finds his brother murdered. He chooses to view the untimely death as an opportunity, posing as his sibling to keep the club afloat but his brother’s accomplices are st…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, February 29, 2016
6:30 p.m.Trivia Night
Come and test your knowledge in a challenging though entertaining 30 question trivia quiz. There are questions and categories for all comers, spanning subjects from Music and Movies to New York History, Sports, Literature and others in between. Individuals and teams welcome. Bring your friends and be prepared to have a good time! No registration required First come first served Doors open at 6:15pm About our Trivia Master: Chris Vaccari - A Graduate of Fordham University in Bronx, New Yo…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
6:30 p.m.Break A Leg Productions presents: "Bedtime Story" and "A Pound On Demand," two one-act plays written by Sean O'Casey.
BEDTIME STORY- A respectable Catholic bachelor invites "a gay lass" back to his room in a Dublin boarding house. Terrified that his land lady and a fellow lodger may discover his indiscretion, he tries to get the girl quietly out of the house in the middle of the night. A POUND ON DEMAND- An inebriated customer and his layabout companion attempt to withdraw money from the local post office with hilarious results. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attend…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, March 7, 2016
6 p.m.Contemporary Classics Book Discussion: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Looking for a little something to liven up your Monday evening? Join us after work for our monthly Contemporary Classics book discussion at the Mid-Manhattan Library! The book up for discussion this month will be Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things. Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s debut novel is a modern classic that has been read and loved worldwide. Equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama, it is the stor…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
6:30 p.m.Trivia Night
Come and test your knowledge in a challenging though entertaining 30 question trivia quiz. There are questions and categories for all comers, spanning subjects from Music and Movies to New York History, Sports, Literature and others in between. Individuals and teams welcome. Bring your friends and be prepared to have a good time! No registration required First come first served Doors open at 6:15pm About our Trivia Master: Chris Vaccari - A Graduate of Fordham University in Bronx, New Yo…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Monday, March 14, 2016
6:30 p.m.When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II, with Molly Guptill Manning, a staff attorney at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, who sits on the board of editors of the "Federal Bar Council Quarterly."
This illustrated lecture tells the story of a beloved and nearly forgotten government program, of distributing 120 million paperbacks, cheaply printed and distributed free, to deployed troops, to keep up morale. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Saturday, March 19, 2016
2:30 p.m.Scrolling Confluence | Carla Lobmier, Rika Burnham | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Scrolling Confluence, Place to Place, exterior panel, detail, watercolor and graphite on vellum, 13 x 5 feet, 2015 Rika Burnham, the Head of Education at The Frick Collection, joins artist Carla Lobmier to discuss Lobmier's Art in the Corner Room and Art Wall on Third site-specific exhibitions at Mid-Manhattan Library. Rika and Carla met years ago when Carla participated in workshops at The Metropolitan Museum of Art led by Rika. Their relati…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Saturday, April 23, 2016
1 p.m.Open LEGO Time (Ages 6+)
Open LEGO Time Join us for a relaxing and nostalgic build session. Spark your creativity and show off your LEGO brick building skills. Connect with fellow LEGO enthusiasts. This free program is recommended for ages 6+ First come, first served. Walk-ins welcome. 1:00 - 5:00 PM Program will be held in the Corner Room on the 1st Floor.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Children,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)

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