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Mon, October 1
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Winter Journal: PAUL AUSTER in conversation with Paul Holdengräber
“Speak now before it is too late, and then hope to go on speaking until there is nothing more to be said. Time is running out, after all. Perhaps it is just as well to put aside your stories for now and try to examine what it has felt like to live inside this body from the first day you can remember being alive until this one. A catalogue of sensory data. What one might call a phenomenology of breathing.” --Paul Auster, Winter Journal Facing his sixty-forth winter, novelist Paul Auster decides…

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Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thu, December 20
@ 1:15 p.m.
Lectures from the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study
Why Our Society Likes Vampires: their Moral Struggle – and Ours
Starting as a meditation on mortality after the illness and death of her late husband, Margot Adler, correspondent at NPR and author, began to obsessively read vampire novels. She has now read more than 230 vampire novels - from teen to adult, from detective, to romance, from gothic to modern. Although it started as a look at issues of mortality, none of that explained the seven billion dollars Hollywood spent on vampire movies in the last two years. "Every society creates the vampire it needs,…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, March 7
@ 1:15 p.m.
Lectures from the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study
The Web That Wasn't: Forgotten Forebears of the Internet
If the history of technology teaches us anything, it is that the best technology does not always win. Today, the World Wide Web has become the dominant platform for transmitting knowledge across the globe. But in the years leading up to Tim Berners-Lee's world-changing invention, several pioneering information scientists were exploring a wide range of other concepts that resembled - and in some ways surpassed - the Web as we know it today. What lessons can we learn from these alternative tech…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Thu, January 15
@ 1:15 p.m.
Lectures from the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study
Taxidermy of a Novel : The History of Dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History and the Relationship between Research and Fiction
Why does a novelist engage in research, particularly when writing a contemporary novel? Are we looking for clues? New ideas? Believability? Thematic resonance? Chace’s new novel, Something Like Happiness, is the story of a love affair that is either deeply romantic or terribly perverse, depending on how you look at it. In the end, this novel may be less about the protagonists' love for each other than their longing for their irretrievable past. It is also a meditation on the way human bein…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Tue, June 9
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Elizabeth Alexander | Hilton Als
To mark the release of her elegiac memoir on love and loss, The Light of the World, poet and professor Elizabeth Alexander is joined by The New Yorker's Hilton Als in conversation. Professor ELIZABETH ALEXANDER is a poet, essayist, playwright, and teacher. She holds degrees from Yale University (B.A., English), Boston University (M.F.A., English), and the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D, English). In 2009, she composed and delivered “Praise Song for the Day” for the inauguration of President…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, July 6
@ 10:30 a.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Mindfulness for Job Seekers
Learn mindfulness techniques that bring relaxation and effortless focus to challenging situations and relationships. Mindfulness is the practice of bringing full, non-judgmental awareness to the present moment. The struggle of searching for a job can be overwhelming at times. See if the practice of mindfulness meditation and some easy to use on-the-spot techniques can help you during these challenging times. Instructor Laura Jackson has been practicing Zen meditation for 12 years and is a UC…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults,
Job Seekers
Wed, July 20
@ 10:30 a.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Mindfulness for Job Seekers
Learn mindfulness techniques that bring relaxation and effortless focus to challenging situations and relationships. Mindfulness is the practice of bringing full, non-judgmental awareness to the present moment. The struggle of searching for a job can be overwhelming at times. See if the practice of mindfulness meditation and some easy to use on-the-spot techniques can help you during these challenging times. Instructor Laura Jackson has been practicing Zen meditation for 12 years and is a UC…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults,
Job Seekers
Wed, July 27
@ 10:30 a.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Mindfulness for Job Seekers
Learn mindfulness techniques that bring relaxation and effortless focus to challenging situations and relationships. Mindfulness is the practice of bringing full, non-judgmental awareness to the present moment. The struggle of searching for a job can be overwhelming at times. See if the practice of mindfulness meditation and some easy to use on-the-spot techniques can help you during these challenging times. Instructor Laura Jackson has been practicing Zen meditation for 12 years and is a UC…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults,
Job Seekers
Wed, August 3
@ 10:30 a.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Mindfulness for Job Seekers
Learn mindfulness techniques that bring relaxation and effortless focus to challenging situations and relationships. Mindfulness is the practice of bringing full, non-judgmental awareness to the present moment. The struggle of searching for a job can be overwhelming at times. See if the practice of mindfulness meditation and some easy to use on-the-spot techniques can help you during these challenging times. Instructor Laura Jackson has been practicing Zen meditation for 12 years and is a UC…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults,
Job Seekers
Sat, October 1
@ 10:30 a.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Mon, October 3
@ 6 p.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Tue, October 4
@ 11 a.m.
Falun Gong Exercise Class
Discover the many benefits of meditation and slow moving exercise in this weekly class led by certified instructors. Eliminate stress and enjoy peace of mind.
Hamilton Fish Park Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, October 4
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Colormania Club
Come relax and color away your stress with the latest "Adult" activity! If you're an adult looking for a fresh, new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life, try our new coloring club. Sitting down to color a picture can be effective as meditation in reducing stress. Try one of our adult coloring sessions to see for yourself. We'll provide the pictures and and colored pencils or bring your own if you prefer. No rules here - you may outside the lines. Red grass and gr…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, October 4
@ 5:30 p.m.
Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Practice of meditation and exercise. Increases Energy and Vitality. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind. www.falundafa.org Each Tuesday from October 4th - November 22, 2016
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Tue, October 4
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Wed, October 5
@ 4:45 p.m.
Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Practice meditation and slow moving exercise. Eliminate stress and enjjoy peace of mind.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Fri, October 7
@ 11 a.m.
Meditation for Body, Mind, and Spirit
Doctors, health practitioners, universities, and even insurance companies are now recognizing the practice of meditation as a means of creating a more positive, healthy lifestyle. It is an invaluable tool helping people reduce stress, gain a deeper sense of fulfillment in life as well as foster greater physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Renate Lanotte, MS, LCSW, psychotherapist connects meditation and spiritual development to important aspects of our lives. She will offer a practical…
Allerton LibraryAdults
Sat, October 8
@ 10 a.m.
A Day of Mindfulness
There will be an emphasis on mindfulness (a focus on now) with some interest in meditation (a focus on breath.) Mindfulness meditation opens a door to greater appreciation of life in the moment. The day will include 20 minute periods for practicing breath meditation, walking meditation, learning to focus on the present through the body, mindfulness of sound, and many other aspects of mindfulness. The emphasis is on learning to be present for two really different reasons. One, in order to exper…
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Sat, October 8
@ 10:30 a.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Sat, October 8
@ 2 p.m.
Meditation for a More Peaceful and Healthy Life
Meditation for a More Peaceful and Healthy Life Saturday October 8th @ 2:00 pm and Wednesday October 12th @ 11:00am Many people all over the world are turning to meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthy life-style. Scientific studies have proven that the practice of meditation reduces stress and anxiety, as well as decreases the risk of disease. Many Dr’s recommend meditation to their patients, and those who practice meditation attest to its healing power in their lives. Plea…
Washington Heights LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Sat, October 8
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Colormania Club
Come relax and color away your stress with the latest "Adult" activity! If you're an adult looking for a fresh, new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life, try our new coloring club. Sitting down to color a picture can be effective as meditation in reducing stress. Try one of our adult coloring sessions to see for yourself. We'll provide the pictures and and colored pencils or bring your own if you prefer. No rules here - you may outside the lines. Red grass and gr…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, October 11
@ 11 a.m.
Falun Gong Exercise Class
Discover the many benefits of meditation and slow moving exercise in this weekly class led by certified instructors. Eliminate stress and enjoy peace of mind.
Hamilton Fish Park Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, October 11
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Colormania Club
Come relax and color away your stress with the latest "Adult" activity! If you're an adult looking for a fresh, new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life, try our new coloring club. Sitting down to color a picture can be effective as meditation in reducing stress. Try one of our adult coloring sessions to see for yourself. We'll provide the pictures and and colored pencils or bring your own if you prefer. No rules here - you may outside the lines. Red grass and gr…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, October 11
@ 5 p.m.
Meditation at the Library: Blast Open Your Heart
Get ready to experience expansion and unconditional love. This meditation is an amazing healing tool for loneliness, breakups, depression. This program will be led by Elena Zelenina. Elena Zelenina is a meditation teacher, personal coach, art therapist, and artist. She has been a teacher for over 30 years. She was trained and certified to teach meditation in India She has conducted classes and workshops in the US, Russia and India. She is the author of "Arts To The Rescue." She has been t…
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
Tue, October 11
@ 5:30 p.m.
Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Practice of meditation and exercise. Increases Energy and Vitality. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind. www.falundafa.org Each Tuesday from October 4th - November 22, 2016
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Tue, October 11
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Wed, October 12
@ 11 a.m.
Meditation for a More Peaceful and Healthy Life
Meditation for a More Peaceful and Healthy Life Saturday October 8th @ 2:00 pm and Wednesday October 12th @ 11:00am Many people all over the world are turning to meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthy life-style. Scientific studies have proven that the practice of meditation reduces stress and anxiety, as well as decreases the risk of disease. Many Dr’s recommend meditation to their patients, and those who practice meditation attest to its healing power in their lives. Plea…
Washington Heights LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Wed, October 12
@ 4:45 p.m.
Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Practice meditation and slow moving exercise. Eliminate stress and enjjoy peace of mind.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Thu, October 13
@ 10 a.m.
MS Support
This free group will be professionally-led by and will focus on learning meditation, guided imagery, and relaxation techniques for Multiple Sclerosis wellness. The group offers an opportunity for participants to openly share personal experiences and coping strategies with others who may be experiencing similar life situations.
Richmondtown LibraryAdults
Sat, October 15
@ 10:30 a.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Sat, October 15
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Colormania Club
Come relax and color away your stress with the latest "Adult" activity! If you're an adult looking for a fresh, new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life, try our new coloring club. Sitting down to color a picture can be effective as meditation in reducing stress. Try one of our adult coloring sessions to see for yourself. We'll provide the pictures and and colored pencils or bring your own if you prefer. No rules here - you may outside the lines. Red grass and gr…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, October 17
@ 6 p.m.
Sahaja Meditation
Feel the energy within. Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. If you’re having trouble juggling the challenges in your life, Sahaja Meditation can help you manage stress, master your emotions and find solutions to your problems. You’ll enjoy better health, better focus, and a deeper understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Tue, October 18
@ 11 a.m.
Falun Gong Exercise Class
Discover the many benefits of meditation and slow moving exercise in this weekly class led by certified instructors. Eliminate stress and enjoy peace of mind.
Hamilton Fish Park Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, October 18
@ 1 p.m.
Meditation: Peace Begins With You and Me
Meditation:Peace Begins With You and Me Renate Lanotte, MS LCSW 5 part series Tuesday, October 18 1:00pm Tuesday, November 8 1:00pm Tuesday, November 22 1:00pm Tuesday, December 6 1:00pm Tuesday, December 20 1:00pm Many people all over the world are turning to meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthy life-style. Scientific studies have proven that the practice of meditation reduces stress and anxiety, as well as decreases the risk of disease. Many doctors recommend m…
Pelham Bay LibraryAdults
Tue, October 18
@ 2 p.m.
Adult Colormania Club
Come relax and color away your stress with the latest "Adult" activity! If you're an adult looking for a fresh, new activity that will help bring stress relief to your busy life, try our new coloring club. Sitting down to color a picture can be effective as meditation in reducing stress. Try one of our adult coloring sessions to see for yourself. We'll provide the pictures and and colored pencils or bring your own if you prefer. No rules here - you may outside the lines. Red grass and gr…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, October 18
@ 5:30 p.m.
Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Practice of meditation and exercise. Increases Energy and Vitality. Eliminate stress, enjoy peace of mind. www.falundafa.org Each Tuesday from October 4th - November 22, 2016
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Tue, October 18
@ 6 p.m.
Meditation at the Library
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment . Classes are taught by experienced…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Wed, October 19
@ 3 p.m.
Meditation For a More Peaceful and Healthy Life
Many people all over the world are turning to meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthy life-style. Scientific studies have proven that the practice of meditation reduces stress and anxiety, as well as decreases the risk of disease. Many Dr’s recommend meditation to their patients, and those who practice meditation attest to its healing power in their lives. Please join Dr. Frank Pawlowski, long time meditator for this engaging and informative workshop and learn to incorporate a…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Wed, October 19
@ 4:45 p.m.
Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Practice meditation and slow moving exercise. Eliminate stress and enjjoy peace of mind.
Riverside LibraryAdults
Wed, October 19
@ 5:30 p.m.
Meditation for the Body, Mind and Soul with Umesh Bhatia
Searching for an easy way to de-stress and gain peace of mind? By learning meditation you have a handy technique that you can use daily to connect with the source of all joy, peace and light that exists within you. Join Umesh Bhatia, long time meditator as he explores this universal principle and teaches a simple method.
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
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