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Tue, June 28
@ 7 p.m.
New York Writers Workshop presents: From the Page to the Stage with Lisa Kirchner
New York Writers Workshop presents: From the Page to the Stage with Lisa Kirchner Learn how to transform your writing for oral presentations. Whether you've got a speech to give, a case to make or want to tell your stories to live audiences, this class will help you understand the differences between the written and spoken word. You'll come away with tips and tricks for making your story memorable. Lisa Kirchner is the author of the critically-acclaimed Hello American Lady Creature: What I…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, June 29
@ 2 p.m.
All About Computers
3D Printing Mini Workshop
This workshop will cover the basics of 3D printing, giving you the information you need to get started in this exciting new technology - no personal printer required. We will cover information on the tools, software, and services that make up the 3D printing ecosystem and use an easy-to-learn application to customize a 3D printed product. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Wed, June 29
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Love Unites Us: Winning the Freedom to Marry in America, with Leslie Gabel-Brett, director of education for Lambda Legal, Kevin Cathcart, former Executive Director of Lambda Legal, and Beverly Tillery, Executive Director of the NYC Anti-Violence Project.
This illustrated lecture features the history of activists’ passion and persistence in the struggle for marriage rights for same-sex couples in the United States, told in the words of those who waged the battle. 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
Wed, June 29
@ 8:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Mac Computers for Beginners
Learn the basics of using a Mac computer in this hands-on class. Topics include: using the dock, searching files, Mac-only applications, and much more. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, June 30
@ 10:30 a.m.
All About Computers
iMovie Effects: Green Screening and More
Learn how to set up a green screen video shoot and create composite scenes with iMovie.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, June 30
@ 2 p.m.
All About Computers
Intermediate Photoshop: Green-Screening and Effects
Learn how to set up a photo shoot and green-screen, then how to manipulate your images to create exciting composite shots in Photoshop. Then, learn to change the lighting using Photoshop’s lighting effects. This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, June 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
The Music of George Gershwin, with Mel Haber, a devoted music lover, primarily of popular music and opera.
This illustrated lecture features videos of George Gershwin and his brother, Ira, who wrote lyrics and classic songs for numerous Broadway shows and films. The life of George Gershwin and singers Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Cliff Edwards, Al Jolson, Gene Kelly, and Fred Astaire are higlighted. They will be singing such memorable songs as "Swanee," "Somebody Loves Me," "Oh, Lady Be Good," "Someone to Watch over Me," "S'Wonderful," and "Our Love is Here to Stay." Events at The…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, July 5
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
New York Exposed: The Gilded Age Police Scandal That Launched the Progressive Era, with Daniel Czitrom, Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College, and author of "Media and the American Mind: From Morse to McLuhan."
This illustrated lecture is a true-crime New York-based historical thriller featuring a colorful cast of turn-of-the-century figures--Tammany bosses, progressive do-gooders, and all the purveyors of vice and corruption. 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
Wed, July 6
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Fuhrer, with Walter Shapiro, an acclaimed journalist and fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law and a lecturer in political science at Yale.
This illustrated lecture tells the true life story of how the author's great-uncle—a Jewish vaudeville impresario and exuberant con man—managed to cheat Hitler’s agents in the run-up to WWII. 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
Thu, July 7
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
The New Yiddish Kitchen: Grain- and Gluten-free Jewish Recipes for the Holidays and Everyday, with Jennifer Robins, author of "Down South Paleo," "Paleo Kids Cookbook" and the food blog Predominantly Paleo.
This illustrated lecture offers a fresh and healthful take on traditional Jewish meals. 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
Fri, July 8
@ 6 p.m.
Open Book Night: Summer in the City
We are having a book social! We hope you’ll come and share a book you loved reading! What to expect at Open Book Night: 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell us what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. We want to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. Our theme this month is SUMMER IN THE CIT…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Sun, July 10
@ 2 p.m.
Sunday Movie: Out of the Past
A private eye becomes the dupe of a homicidal moll. Directed by Jacques Tourneur Starring Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, and Jane Greer DVD | Black and White | 1947 | 97 mins | Warner Bros.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, July 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
Lincoln Center Local: Free SCREENING presents In Need of Music: The Songs of Ben Toth
Lincoln Center Local: Free SCREENING presents In Need of Music: The Songs of Ben Toth Tuesday, July 12, 2016 6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Library - Sixth Floor First Come, First Served. The songs of Ben Toth Featuring Dawn Cantwell, Erin Davie, Ben Davis, Santino Fontana, Cheyenne Jackson, Taylor Mac, Lindsay Mendez, Will Reynolds, and Grace Wall. Considered a singer’s composer, Ben Toth has served as musical director and vocal coach to an unparalleled list of Broadway stars: Kristin Chenoweth, I…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Tue, July 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Evening Movie - The Children's Hour / The Loudest Whisper
THE CHILDREN'S HOUR / LOUDEST WHISPER DVD | Color | 1962 | 107 min | Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. | NR A child's lie has life-shattering consequences in this Oscar-nominated daring adaptation of Lillian Hellman's celebrated play. Karen (Hepburn) and Martha (MacLaine) are the headmistresses of an exclusive school for girls. When they discipline a malicious little girl, the vindictive child twists an overheard comment into slander and accuses her teachers of questionable behavio…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Sun, July 17
@ 2 p.m.
Sunday Movie: Champion
An unscrupulous boxer claws his way to the top. Directed by Mark Robson Starring Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Maxwell, and Ruth Roman DVD | Black and White | 1949 | 99 mins | Paramount Pictures
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, July 18
@ 6:30 p.m.
Songs from a Lost World: Singing as Resistance and Renewal in New York, 1948
Lecture by Dr. Miriam Isaacs In 1948, only three years after the war, Ben Stonehill recorded over a thousand songs from Holocaust survivors temporarily housed in a hotel in upper Manhattan. In this presentation, sociolinguist and Yiddish scholar Dr. Miriam Isaacs will explore the meaning of that archive and discuss what these songs tell us about the inner world of refugees and survivors. Many of these songs are rare, some written in the camps or by partisans. Among the most important of the…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sun, July 24
@ 2 p.m.
Sunday Movie: Young Man with a Horn
A young trumpet player is torn between an honest singer and a manipulative heiress. Directed by Michael Curtiz Starring Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, and Doris Day DVD | Black and White | 1950 | 112 mins | Warner Bros.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sun, July 31
@ 2 p.m.
Sunday Movie: Along the Great Divide
A U.S. Marshal tries to get a rustler to trial before a vengeful rancher can kill him. Directed by Raoul Walsh Starring Kirk Douglas, Walter Brennan, and Virginia Mayo DVD | Black and White | 1951 | 88 mins | Warner Bros.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, August 1
@ 6 p.m.
Contemporary Classics Book Discussion: The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
Macon Leary is a travel writer who hates both travel and anything out of the ordinary. He is grounded by loneliness and an unwillingness to compromise his creature comforts when he meets Muriel, a deliciously peculiar dog-obedience trainer who up-ends Macon’s insular world–and thrusts him headlong into a remarkable engagement with life. This monthly discussion group is an informal opportunity to dig deep into some of the finest examples of contemporary writing--and make friends with some fello…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryBook Lovers
Tue, August 9
@ 6:30 p.m.
Lincoln Center Local: Free SCREENING presents Red Hot + FELA LIVE! / Superhuman Happiness: Music from How to Survive a Plague
Lincoln Center Local: Free SCREENING presents Red Hot + FELA LIVE! / Superhuman Happiness: Music from How to Survive a Plague Tuesday, August 9, 2016 6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Library - Sixth Floor First Come, First Served. The defiant spirit and groove-heavy music of Nigerian firebrand Fela Anikulapo Kuti lives on as Afrobeat icon and Fela’s master drummer Tony Allen teams up with the cinematic dance rockers of Superhuman Happiness and stars of the next generation of Afrofuturist innovat…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Tue, August 9
@ 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Evening Movie - Get On Up
GET ON UP DVD | Color | 2014 | 138 min | Universal Pictures | PG-13 Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood in Barnwell, South Carolina to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century. Director | Tate Taylor Starring | Chadwick Boseman, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis,…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Fri, August 12
@ 6 p.m.
Open Book Night: World Literature
We are having a book social! We hope you’ll come and share a book you loved reading! What to expect at Open Book Night: 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell us what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. We want to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. Our theme this month is WORLD LITERATURE!…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Wed, September 28
@ 6 p.m.
The Dark World of Light | Karen Gunderson, Michael Brenson | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - Elevators access the 6th floor at 5:30 p.m. Celebrating the publication of Karen Gunderson: The Dark World of Light, the acclaimed artist discusses her unique contribution to contemporary art with critic and art historian Michael Brenson. Widely collected in Hollywood and New York, artist Karen Gunderson is best known for her work since the 1980s, when she transitioned from painting in color to working only in black. Over her forty-plus-year career, Gunderson has tackled subjects from…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Tue, November 15
@ 6:30 p.m.
Lincoln Center Local: Free SCREENING presents The New York Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma
Lincoln Center Local: Free SCREENING presents The New York Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma Tuesday, November 15, 2016 6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Library - Sixth Floor First Come, First Served. The New York Philharmonic’s opening gala concert features music director Alan Gilbert and special guest cello soloist Yo-Yo Ma. The concert features dance-inspired orchestral works, including Azul by Osvaldo Golijov, a cello concerto written for Ma; the world premiere of an arrangement of Astor Piazzolla…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
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