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Tue, April 18
@ 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 18
@ 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, April 18
@ 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 18
@ 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)
Tue, April 18
@ 6 p.m.
Movie Night - Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
Join us for a screening of the 1952 psychological thriller Don't Bother to Knock, featuring a rare dramatic performance by Marilyn Monroe. While mysterious vixen Nell Forbes is hired to watch a young child for a couple in a New York hotel, airline pilot Jed, amidst a tiff with his jazz singer girlfriend, crosses paths with Nell in what starts as innocent flirting, but slowly uncovers a dark, troubling past. Also starring Richard Widmark, Elisha Cook Jr., and Anne Bancroft in her film debut.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, April 18
@ 6:30 p.m.
Rewind: 'Best of' Film Series
As part of the Schomburg's rich history of collecting and preserving cinema of or featuring black talent across the African diaspora, we are thrilled to partners with the BlackStar Film Festival, African Film Festival, Inc., and UrbanWorld Film Festival, as we spotlight a selection of narratives from each of these festivals that express diverse global black experiences by emerging and established independent filmmakers. SCREENING SCHEDULE April 17: A Moving Image In a world of uncertainty an…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Wed, April 19
@ 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 19
@ 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 RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, April 19
@ 6:30 p.m.
Rewind: 'Best of' Film Series
As part of the Schomburg's rich history of collecting and preserving cinema of or featuring black talent across the African diaspora, we are thrilled to partners with the BlackStar Film Festival, African Film Festival, Inc., and UrbanWorld Film Festival, as we spotlight a selection of narratives from each of these festivals that express diverse global black experiences by emerging and established independent filmmakers. SCREENING SCHEDULE April 17: A Moving Image In a world of uncertainty an…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Thu, April 20
@ 4:30 p.m.
Canceled
Anime and Manga Club
Teens can catch up on their favorite anime shows and get introduced to new ones! Viewings will be held in the community room.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, April 20
@ 5 p.m.
Jigsaw Puzzle Night
Drop in for an evening of socializing and jigsaw puzzle fun!
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Fri, April 21
@ 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)
Fri, April 21
@ 6 p.m.
Education @ the Schomburg
Teen Night at the Schomburg: Open Mic
ATTN: Teen singers, spoken word artists, poets, and storytellers! Kick off your weekend at the Schomburg Center's wildly popular Teen Night: Open Mic event hosted by our Junior Scholars and Teen Curators, and show off your original tunes, lyrics, poetry, and rhymes on the Schomburg stage among your peers. Teen Nights at the Schomburg are presented by the Schomburg's Junior Scholars Program and Teen Curators. For school groups and organizations bringing groups larger than 10 please email aish…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, April 22
@ 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 24
@ 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 24
@ 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 25
@ 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, April 25
@ 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, April 25
@ 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)
Tue, April 25
@ 5:30 p.m.
Open Mic Night
Adults can come and showcase their talent. We welcome spoken word artists, singers, musicians, and comedians.
Westchester Square LibraryAdults
Wed, April 26
@ 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 RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, April 26
@ 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
Wed, April 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
Nostalgia Book Night: The Baby-Sitters Club
Of course you can name all members (even junior ones) of the BSC. But do you remember Cokie Mason? Or Charlotte Johanssen? Just what was Stacey's Mistake? Come and test your BSC knowledge. There will be trivia, pizza, candy hidden around the library (Claudia Kishi style) and a special BSC craft! Register here!
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Thu, April 27
@ 1 p.m.
Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
Engage in the joy and challenge of reading, memorizing, and acting Shakespeare! In this eight-week course (plus culminating event), we will delve into the demands and pleasures of Shakespeare, mindful that the plays weren’t written as ‘literature’ but as texts for actors to perform. Every class session will include a brief physical and vocal warm up. No acting experience necessary! The course will culminate in a final performance of select monologues and scenes. Classes will meet Thursdays…
Tompkins Square Library, Basement50+,
Adults
Thu, April 27
@ 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, April 27
@ 4 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club
Teens can catch up on their favorite anime shows and get introduced to new ones! Viewings will be held in the community room.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, April 27
@ 5 p.m.
Jigsaw Puzzle Night
Drop in for an evening of socializing and jigsaw puzzle fun!
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Thu, April 27
@ 6 p.m.
Movie night; The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight (PG-13) (2008).
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Fri, April 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Night Out!
New York City teens and Soundview area local youth are invited to join us for another teen night out! Enjoy an afternoon of movies, video games, arts and crafts, and more! In addition, take advantage of this great opportunity to visit our information tables and pick-up useful resources, information and gift bags.
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, April 28
@ 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)
Fri, April 28
@ 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)
Fri, April 28
@ 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, May 1
@ 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, May 1
@ 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 May 1, 8, 15, and 22. No registration required. First come, first served. Doors open at 6:15PM. About our trivia master Chris Vaccari: A g…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Tue, May 2
@ 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)
Wed, May 3
@ 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 RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 4
@ 1 p.m.
Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
Engage in the joy and challenge of reading, memorizing, and acting Shakespeare! In this eight-week course (plus culminating event), we will delve into the demands and pleasures of Shakespeare, mindful that the plays weren’t written as ‘literature’ but as texts for actors to perform. Every class session will include a brief physical and vocal warm up. No acting experience necessary! The course will culminate in a final performance of select monologues and scenes. Classes will meet Thursdays…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, May 4
@ 4 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library presents New Releases Movie Night: Hacksaw Ridge
Synopsis A conscientious objector serves in WWII as a medic, but refuses to take a life or even carry a gun. He is eventually awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of 75 soldiers on the battlefields of Okinawa. Directors Mel Gibson. Production year 2016; Rating R, Studio Summit Entertainment, Runtime 138 minutes. Cast Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Luke Bracey, Sam Worthington.
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Sat, May 6
@ 3:30 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club
Teens can catch up on their favorite anime shows and get introduced to new ones! Viewings will be held in the community room.
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, May 8
@ 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
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