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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Get the Geek Out: Anime Club!
Do you like anime or manga? Join us for episodes of a different anime every Monday! Take the chance to talk with your peers about some of your favorites, chill out and sketch some characters.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library presents New Releases Movie Night: The Great Gilly Hopkins
Lions Gate Films, Inc. Rating PG, Runtime 99 minutes, Release Year 2016; Director Stephen Herek Synopsis A smart-mouthed 12-year-old girl (Sophie Nelisse) bounces around from one foster home to the next, causing trouble at each stop with her unruly behavior. A kindhearted woman (Kathy Bates) eventually takes her in and breaks through the child's rough exterior, becoming the mother she's never had in this emotional comedy-drama from director Stephen Herek. Glenn Close, Octavia L. Spencer, an…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Anime Club
Do you love reading manga and watching anime? Come to the teen room to discuss your favorite manga and watch your favorite series. Paper and colored pencils will be provided for young adults who want to draw their favorite characters or create their own.
High Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - New Year, New Beginnings
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! All readings will take place on the First Floor - Room 101 January 2017 — New Year, New Beginnings Wednesday, January 4, 1:00 PM Tuesday, January 17, 4:00 PM Why We Make Resolutions (And Why They Fail) by Maria Konnikova An illuminating look in to the psyche of resolutions. Night by Alice Munro A semi-autobiographical narrative based on Alice Munro's existential…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club
Read Manga. Watch Anime. Earn and win prizes.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 5:30 p.m.
Teen Game Night
Game on! Teens choose from a selection of board and video games (PS4 & Wii U) to play.
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, January 25
@ 4 p.m.
Anime Club at Wakefield
Teens can catch up on their favorite anime shows and get introduced to new ones! Viewings will be held in the Wakefield community room.
Wakefield LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, January 25
@ 4 p.m.
Game Night
Game Night @ 125th Street Library Every Wednesday Night 4-5:30 p.m. Join us for Family Game Night. Play Wii, or Xbox games at the library. Board games of all types are available for you to play with your friends, family, and neighbors.
125th Street Library, Community RoomFamilies
Wed, January 25
@ 5:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Early Literacy Night
Join us for the first in a monthly series to learn more about Early Literacy. Our first meeting will focus on the five things caregivers can do to help children get ready to read and for success in school.
Dongan Hills LibraryFamilies
Thu, January 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
How to Read and Write the Japanese Alphabets: Hiragana
If you are an anime and manga lover, you probably have some desire to aquire some Japanese. A good place to start is with the alphabets! Japanese has three alphabets; this session will introduce you to hiragana, with which you can theoretically write any Japanese word.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, January 26
@ 4 p.m.
Pajama Night and Literacy Inc. (LINC)
Read Aoud , Craft and Light Refreshments for children 4 -12 yrs. old
Kingsbridge LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, January 26
@ 5 p.m.
Jigsaw Puzzle Night
Drop in for an evening of socializing and jigsaw puzzle fun!
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Thu, January 26
@ 6 p.m.
Movie Night; ARACHNOPHOBIA
ARACHNOPHOBIA (1990) (PG-13). Starring Jeff Daniels, and John Goodman.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Sat, January 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
Ongoing
Teen Anime #YAatPK
Naruto Bleach Love to read manga? Come watch the anime based on it! View your favorite anime show or movie with friends at Parkchester! Those first to arrive will choose what we watch.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, January 30
@ 6 p.m.
Silents, Stanwyck, and St. Louis: Winter Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Monday nights at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. All programs are free and open to the public. December 5: Clash by Night (1952; 105 mins.) Dir: Fritz Lang. Mae Doyle returns to her home town, the fishing village of Monterey, California after ten years "back East." Mae marries, but finds herself drawn to her husband's best friends. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Marilyn Monroe.…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, January 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Emmett Till: True Stories of An American Tragedy
In August 1955, a fourteen-year-old black boy visiting Mississippi from Chicago named Emmett Till was abducted from his family’s home in the middle of the night by white men who believed that Till had harassed one of their wives; he was beaten, murdered, and dumped in a river with a cotton-gin fan tied to his neck by barbed wire. The atrocity, which persisted during the trial of his killers and their acquittal by an all-white jury, rattled a nation and helped fuel the modern civil rights movemen…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Tue, January 31
@ 1 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library presents New Releases Movie Night: War Dogs
Warner Bros. Rating R, Runtime 114 minutes, Release Year 2016; Director Todd Phillips Synopsis In this comedy-drama based on true events, a down-on-his-luck massage therapist living in Miami (Miles Teller) teams up with a mercurial former classmate (Jonah Hill) to try to make it in the arms-dealing business. After starting small, the pals eventually get in over their heads when they land a 300-million-dollar contract with the U.S. government to supply weaponry for forces in Afghanistan. Dir…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Tue, January 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Movie Night
Bring a friend and catch a movie on the big screen in the auditorium.
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, January 31
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Anime Club
Do you love reading manga and watching anime? Come to the teen room to discuss your favorite manga and watch your favorite series. Paper and colored pencils will be provided for young adults who want to draw their favorite characters or create their own.
High Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, January 31
@ 4 p.m.
Get the Geek Out: Anime Club!
Do you like anime or manga? Join us for episodes of a different anime every Monday! Take the chance to talk with your peers about some of your favorites, chill out and sketch some characters.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, January 31
@ 4 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club
Read Manga. Watch Anime. Earn and win prizes.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, January 31
@ 5:30 p.m.
Teen Game Night
Game on! Teens choose from a selection of board and video games (PS4 & Wii U) to play.
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, February 1
@ 4 p.m.
Game Night
Game Night @ 125th Street Library Every Wednesday Night 4-5:30 p.m. Join us for Family Game Night. Play Wii, or Xbox games at the library. Board games of all types are available for you to play with your friends, family, and neighbors.
125th Street Library, Community RoomFamilies
Wed, February 1
@ 4 p.m.
Anime Club at Wakefield
Teens can catch up on their favorite anime shows and get introduced to new ones! Viewings will be held in the Wakefield community room.
Wakefield LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, February 1
@ 6 p.m.
Teen Author Reading Night!
Join us at 6 pm and meet your fave authors of books for teens! February 1 Crissa-Jean Chappell, Snowbirds Tiffany D. Jackson, Allegedly Pam Laskin, Ronit and Jamil Shani Petroff, Romeo & What’s His Name Matthue Roth, Rules of My Best Friend’s Body Mary Thompson, Flicker and Mist Yvonne Ventresca, Black Flowers, White Lies
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, February 1
@ 6 p.m.
"I Am Big! It's The Pictures That Got Small!" Wednesday Night Movies at Tompkins Square
Movies are shown alternating Wednesday nights at 6:00 pm, in the basement community room. All programs are free and open to the public. January 18: Rear Window (1954; 112 mins.) Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. Starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly. February 1: The Birds (1963; 119 mins.) Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boy…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, February 2
@ 3:30 p.m.
How to Read and Write the Japanese Alphabets: Hiragana
If you are an anime and manga lover, you probably have some desire to aquire some Japanese. A good place to start is with the alphabets! Japanese has three alphabets; this session will introduce you to hiragana, with which you can theoretically write any Japanese word.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, February 2
@ 4:30 p.m.
Harry Potter Book Night 2017
Harry Potter Book Night 2017: The Professors of Hogwarts Join us to celebrate Harry Potter Night, featuring a Harry Potter Mash-Up, a Harry Potter Word Search Challenge and a Harry Potter craft! For ages 6-12 years. Children under 6 are welcomed with parent/caregiver assistance.
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, February 2
@ 5 p.m.
Jigsaw Puzzle Night
Drop in for an evening of socializing and jigsaw puzzle fun!
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Fri, February 3
@ 6 p.m.
First Fridays
Black Power Poetry Slam/Open Mic Edition
As a prelude to our upcoming Black Power 50 exhibitions, the Schomburg Center and To Whom We May Concern present a special Black Power Poetry Slam/Open Mic edition of First Fridays. Combining DJ & open mic sets, Dj IRS will provide the soundtrack to this edition of our popular monthly social gathering, where you'll be able to groove the night away and enjoy our signature drinks. Plus, Kevin Young, the new director of the Schomburg, will give the opening remarks, so come early! Performers:…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Mon, February 6
@ 6 p.m.
Silents, Stanwyck, and St. Louis: Winter Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Monday nights at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. All programs are free and open to the public. December 5: Clash by Night (1952; 105 mins.) Dir: Fritz Lang. Mae Doyle returns to her home town, the fishing village of Monterey, California after ten years "back East." Mae marries, but finds herself drawn to her husband's best friends. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Marilyn Monroe.…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, February 7
@ 4 p.m.
Get the Geek Out: Anime Club!
Do you like anime or manga? Join us for episodes of a different anime every Monday! Take the chance to talk with your peers about some of your favorites, chill out and sketch some characters.
Francis Martin LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, February 7
@ 5 p.m.
Spades Night for Adults
Join us for an early evening of competitive fun playing the card game Spades.
Westchester Square LibraryAdults
Tue, February 7
@ 5:30 p.m.
Teen Game Night
Game on! Teens choose from a selection of board and video games (PS4 & Wii U) to play.
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, February 8
@ 4 p.m.
Canceled
Game Night
Game Night @ 125th Street Library Every Wednesday Night 4-5:30 p.m. Join us for Family Game Night. Play Wii, or Xbox games at the library. Board games of all types are available for you to play with your friends, family, and neighbors.
125th Street Library, Community RoomFamilies
Thu, February 9
@ 3:30 p.m.
How to Read and Write the Japanese Alphabets: Hiragana
If you are an anime and manga lover, you probably have some desire to aquire some Japanese. A good place to start is with the alphabets! Japanese has three alphabets; this session will introduce you to hiragana, with which you can theoretically write any Japanese word.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, February 9
@ 5 p.m.
Jigsaw Puzzle Night
Drop in for an evening of socializing and jigsaw puzzle fun!
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Fri, February 10
@ 3:30 p.m.
Anime Club/Free For All Fridays!
Join us as we chat about our favorite anime, mangas, and enjoy snacks!! Each meeting, a new series will be introduced, rated and discussed; learn a little Japanese, too .
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, February 10
@ 6 p.m.
Open Book Night: Ain't Nothin' but a Love Thang
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 AIN’T NOTHING B…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Mon, February 13
@ 6 p.m.
Silents, Stanwyck, and St. Louis: Winter Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Monday nights at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. All programs are free and open to the public. December 5: Clash by Night (1952; 105 mins.) Dir: Fritz Lang. Mae Doyle returns to her home town, the fishing village of Monterey, California after ten years "back East." Mae marries, but finds herself drawn to her husband's best friends. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Marilyn Monroe.…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
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