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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Pajama Night
It's Dr. Seuss' Birthday!! Come and celebrate with LINC.
Hunts Point LibraryFamilies
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Anime & Manga Club
A space where everything anime and manga related is discussed. Otakus unite!
South Beach LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, March 25
@ 10:30 a.m.
Book Discussion Group: The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
Madeline King and Grace Pancik are best friends and the envy of Nantucket for their perfect marriages, their beautiful kids, their Sunday night double dates with their devoted husbands.
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Sat, March 25
@ 2 p.m.
Dance Away at the Library
Learn some easy Swing moves with a professional instructor from DanceSport (reg. classes held at 34th b/w 5th & 6th) and dance the afternoon away at the library! Then stick around to dance along with the screening of the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra at Mid-Summer Night Swing. Made possible by a generous donation from the Turtle Bay Association. Subject to change based on interest - please RSVP by emailing LauraStein@nypl.org
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, March 25
@ 2:30 p.m.
Ongoing
Teens
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)
Sat, March 25
@ 3 p.m.
Lincoln Center Local Screening - Harlem Renaissance Orchestra on our big screen.
Lincoln Center partners with Grand Central Library to bring film screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. Come dance along to the film on our big screen! For over 25 years, the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra has continued to feed the fire of the Big Band Era. Keeping alive the tradition of their mentor, the late, great tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet, they closed out the 2012 Midsummer Night Swing season with their crowd-pleasing night of hard-swinging Big Band clas…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, March 27
@ 6 p.m.
Spring Films at the Jefferson Market Library
March 6: Clerks (1994; 92 mins.) Dir: Kevin Smith. The heartwarming tale of two clerks who work in a New Jersey convenience store and video rental shop. Received an NC-17 purely for language, which was later knocked down to an R on appeal. Really funny! Starring: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson. March 13: Trilogy of Terror (1975; 72 mins.) Dir: Dan Curtis. A terror tour-de-force! Karen Black delivers in three stories written by horror legend Richard Matheson: the finale featuring the Zuni…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, March 27
@ 7 p.m.
Women's Jazz Festival: Ella, Ella: A Centennial Celebration of Mama Jazz
This annual tradition in honor of Women’s History Month features some of the best-known and unsung female performers in jazz today. Our 2017 festival will celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial birthday and continued influence on the evolution of jazz. "Ella, Ella: A Centennial Celebration of Mama Jazz!" is slated for four consecutive Mondays–March 6, 13, 20, and 27. Each night will explore the multi-dimensional music, life, and legacy of this jazz legend. The festival’s guest curators are criti…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
JCC Manor Road
Adults
Tue, March 28
@ 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)
Tue, March 28
@ 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, March 28
@ 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, March 28
@ 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, March 29
@ 4 p.m.
Family Flick Night: Trolls (2016)
Family Flick Night presents... TROLLS (2016, PG, 90 minutes) After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Their mission is full of adventure and mishaps, as this mismatched duo try to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done. Featuring the vocal talents of Anna Kendr…
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Wed, March 29
@ 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, March 29
@ 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, March 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
How to Read and Write the Japanese Alphabets: Katakana
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 katana, with which you will write words foreign to the Japanese language such as "anime" (from animation).
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, March 30
@ 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 we will continue to learn hiragana, with which you can virtually write any Japanese word.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomAdults,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, March 30
@ 4 p.m.
Pajama Night with Literacy Inc. (LINC)
Read Aloud, Craft and Light Refresments for children 4 to 11 yrs.old
Kingsbridge LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 30
@ 4 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library presents New Releases Movie Night: The Light Between Oceans
Walt Disney Pictures Rating PG-13, Runtime 132 minutes, Release Year 2016; Director Derek Cianfrance Synopsis An Australian World War I veteran (Michael Fassbender) takes a job as a lighthouse keeper on an isolated island. He meets his future wife (Alicia Vikander) at the nearest coastal town, and the two begin their new life alone at the lighthouse. Once settled, a lifeboat washes ashore with a newborn inside, and the couple raise the infant as their own. Rachel Weisz co-stars in this adap…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Thu, March 30
@ 4 p.m.
Bingo Night for Adults
Join us and play Bingo every Thursday from 4pm - 5pm. Meet new friends and have fun! All adults are welcomed.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, March 30
@ 4 p.m.
Family Board Game Night
Join us as the library pulls out its board games for a special night of fun!
Columbus LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, March 30
@ 5 p.m.
Jigsaw Puzzle Night
Drop in for an evening of socializing and jigsaw puzzle fun!
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Thu, March 30
@ 6 p.m.
Movie night; The Lost Weekend
The Lost Weekend (1945), starring Ray Milland.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Fri, March 31
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Program: Anime Club
Join us for an afternoon of anime watching, fun, and Japanese-influenced activities. Bring your friends!
Baychester LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, March 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
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.
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, March 31
@ 4 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club
Come meet up and talk about your favorite Anime and Manga series with your fellow Otaku at Mariners Harbor Library! We will also be showing episodes of your favorite anime series that YOU can pick. Snacks are included.
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 3
@ 6 p.m.
Spring Films at the Jefferson Market Library
March 6: Clerks (1994; 92 mins.) Dir: Kevin Smith. The heartwarming tale of two clerks who work in a New Jersey convenience store and video rental shop. Received an NC-17 purely for language, which was later knocked down to an R on appeal. Really funny! Starring: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson. March 13: Trilogy of Terror (1975; 72 mins.) Dir: Dan Curtis. A terror tour-de-force! Karen Black delivers in three stories written by horror legend Richard Matheson: the finale featuring the Zuni…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, April 3
@ 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! MONDAYS 6:30 PM–8 PM April 3, 10, 17, and 24. May 1, 8, 15, and 22. No registration required. First come, first served. Doors open at 6:15PM. About our trivia…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Tue, April 4
@ 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, April 4
@ 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, April 4
@ 7 p.m.
The Public Theater Mobile Unit Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, directed by Saheem Ali
The Public Theater Mobile Unit Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night Directed by Saheem Ali From schools to homeless shelters, prisons to community centers, the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit brings Shakespeare to the people, and the people to Shakespeare. This season, the Mobile Unit celebrates 60 years of igniting dialogue and fostering new connections with a vibrant new production of the gender-bending, heart-mending comedy, Twelfth Night. When a young shipwrecked immigrant named Viola takes a chan…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Wed, April 5
@ 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, April 5
@ 6 p.m.
Teen Author Reading Night!
Join us at 6 pm and meet your fave authors of books for teens! April 5 Daphne Benedis-Grab, Army Brats Elizabeth Eulberg, Just Another Girl Alyson Gerber, Braced Barry Lyga, Bang Lance Rubin, Denton Little’s Still Not Dead Kieran Scott, Pretty Fierce K. M. Walton, Ultimatum Corey Ann Haydu, The Careful Undressing of Love
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, April 6
@ 4 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library presents New Releases Movie Night:The Accountant
Synopsis- The Accountant A math genius works as a financial consultant for criminal organizations. While being investigated by the Treasury Department, he agrees to help an accounting clerk look into fraud at her company. Directors Gavin O'Connor. Production Year 2016; Rating R, Studio Warner Bros., Runtime 128 minutes. Cast Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jean Smart.
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Thu, April 6
@ 5 p.m.
Jigsaw Puzzle Night
Drop in for an evening of socializing and jigsaw puzzle fun!
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Fri, April 7
@ 4 p.m.
Manga Club
Otakus unite! A club to discuss your favorite manga and watch anime.
53rd Street Library, Teen ZoneTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, April 8
@ 2:30 p.m.
Ongoing
Teens
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, April 10
@ 6 p.m.
Shakespeare in New York: Booth and Forrest
In 1849, the actor Edwin Forrest inspired a riot at Astor place over national pride in Shakespeare interpretation. In 1864, at the Winter Garden Theater, Edwin Booth redefined American Shakespeare with his "Hundred Night Hamlet." Throughout our city’s modern history, the 16th century English playwright William Shakespeare has found a home in New York City. The Shakespeare Society partners with the Library on an evening of Shakespeare recitation, expert commentary, and archival exploration, celeb…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, April 10
@ 6 p.m.
Spring Films at the Jefferson Market Library
March 6: Clerks (1994; 92 mins.) Dir: Kevin Smith. The heartwarming tale of two clerks who work in a New Jersey convenience store and video rental shop. Received an NC-17 purely for language, which was later knocked down to an R on appeal. Really funny! Starring: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson. March 13: Trilogy of Terror (1975; 72 mins.) Dir: Dan Curtis. A terror tour-de-force! Karen Black delivers in three stories written by horror legend Richard Matheson: the finale featuring the Zuni…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, April 10
@ 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! MONDAYS 6:30 PM–8 PM April 3, 10, 17, and 24. May 1, 8, 15, and 22. No registration required. First come, first served. Doors open at 6:15PM. About our trivia…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
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