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Tue, December 20
@ 4 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library presents New Releases Movie Night: Alice Through The Looking Glass
Walt Disney Pictures Rating PG, Runtime, 113 minutes, Release Year 2016; Director James Bobin Synopsis Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to Wonderland after finding success in the real world as a ship's captain, only to discover that the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) is suffering from severe depression. Eager to help her friend, she steals a time-travel device called the Chronosphere and journeys into the past in order to save the Hatter's family. Elsewhere, the deposed Red Queen (Helena Bonham Car…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Tue, December 20
@ 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, December 20
@ 5 p.m.
Spades Night for Adults
Adults can join us for an early night of competitive fun playing the card game Spades.
Westchester Square LibraryAdults
Tue, December 20
@ 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, December 20
@ 6 p.m.
Movie Night - Take Aim At the Police Van (1960)
Join us for our monthly installment of classic film noir screenings, this month showing the Japanese classic Take Aim At the Police Van (1960), in which a prison guard takes it upon himself to investigate the mysterious shooting of two convicts under his watch. Film will open with a brief historical introduction and followed by an optional wrap-up discussion. Refreshments served.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, December 20
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion Group: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Book Discussion meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm, in the Community Room. Please join us! Light refreshments will be served. This month's book selection will be The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. ABOUT THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfast…
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, December 21
@ 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, December 21
@ 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, December 21
@ 4 p.m.
Family Flick Night: The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
The Secret Life of Pets 2016, Rated PG, 87 minutes) The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes. This program takes place on the 3rd floor Adults not accompanying a child will not be admitted
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Wed, December 21
@ 5 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. For ages 12-18.
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, December 22
@ 4 p.m.
Pajama Night
Read Aloud, Craft, and Light Refreshments for children 4 to 11 yrs.old
Kingsbridge LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, December 22
@ 4:30 p.m.
Adult Game Night
Come have some fun and meet your neighbors in the community at our monthly game night! Games provided include chess, checkers, dominoes, Scrabble, Uno, and puzzles. All Public Library Programs are free of charge.
115th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Fri, December 23
@ 2 p.m.
December Movie Matinee
Come join us on Friday afternoons for our free Movie Matinee at the Soundview Library! December 2, 2016 Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (PG-13) 110 min Tyler Perry's Madea returns to the big screen with this Lionsgate release surrounding a trip to the country during the holiday season. December 9, 2016 Scrooged (PG-13) 101 min ross's life is turned upside down with visits from three ghosts: a craggy-faced cabbie known as The Ghost of Christmas Past (Da…
Soundview LibraryAdults
Fri, December 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
Anime Afternoon!
Join us for episodes of a different anime every meet up! Take the chance to chat and discuss with your peers about your favorite series. Paper and colored pencils will be provided for those who want to draw their favorite characters or create their own!
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, December 23
@ 4 p.m.
Anime Club
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)
Mon, December 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
Anime!
TEENS! Join us for Anime and fun.
West Farms Library, Story Hour RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 27
@ 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, December 27
@ 4 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library presents New Releases Movie Night: Indignation
Lions Gate Films, Inc. Rating R, Runtime 110 minutes, Release Year 2016; Director James Schamus Synopsis A young Jewish atheist (Logan Lerman) attends college in 1951 Ohio, where he clashes with both the school's established social order and his overbearing parents' hopes for his future. At the same time, he falls for an attractive, complicated classmate named Olivia (Sarah Gadon). Tracy Letts, Danny Burstein, and Linda Emond co-star. Directed by James Schamus (who also adapted the scrip…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Tue, December 27
@ 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, December 27
@ 4:30 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)
Tue, December 27
@ 4:30 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)
Tue, December 27
@ 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, December 28
@ 10:30 a.m.
Book Discussion: Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Please join us for a discussion of Landline by New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell. "In New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell's Landline, Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it's been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply -- but that almost seems besides the point now.Maybe that was always besides the point.Two days before they're supposed to visit Neal's family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgi…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Wed, December 28
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Holiday Treat: ​Mr. B at the Movies
Mr. B at the Movies Dance Historian David Vaughan will introduce and screen selections from George Balanchine's work in commercial film, from Dark Red Roses (1929) to Follow the Boys (1944). Seating is first come, first served. Program subject to change. George Balanchine behind the camera. Photo by Martha Swope, 1964.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, December 28
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Holiday Cheer
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 December 2016 — Holiday Cheer Wednesday, December 7, 1:00 PM Monday, December 19, 7:00 PM The Night Before Christmas by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow This poem is largely responsible for the popular concept of today’s Santa Claus in America and around the world. Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus by Frank Ch…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, December 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
Family Movie @ the Library
Strange Magic Synopsis A mysterious potion prompts a group of elves, goblins, imps, and fairies on an incredible adventure in this fantastical fantasy inspired by William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Author: Jason Buchanan Cast Alan Cumming Evan Rachel Wood Kristin Chenoweth Maya Rudolph Sam Palladio Meredith Anne Bull Rating PG Runtime 99 min Release Year 2015 Director Gary Rydstrom
Westchester Square LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, December 28
@ 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
Thu, December 29
@ 11 a.m.
Columbus Library Classic Movie
When Harry met Sally 1989; 95 Minutes; Warner Bros.; Rated R Starring – Billy Crystal & Meg Ryan Director – Rob Reiner "Sex always gets in the way of friendships between men and women. At least, that's what HarryBurns believes. So when Harry meets Sally Albright and a deep friendship blossoms between them, Harry's determined not to let his attraction to Sally destroy it. But when a night of weakness ends in a morning of panic, can the pair avoid succumbing to Harry's fears by rema…
Columbus LibraryAdults
Thu, December 29
@ 2 p.m.
Film - LA PRIMERA NOCHE DI MI VIDA (1998)
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN CENTRAL PARK, 1974, 28 min., color, directed by SCOTT MORRIS. THE FIRST NIGHT OF MY LIFE, 1998, 82 min., color, directed by MIGUEL ALBALADEJO. Starring LEONOR WATLING, JUANJO MARTINEZ, CARLOS FUENTES, Roberto Hernandez, Emilio Gutierrez Caba, Mariola Fuentes, Anna Lizaran, Inigo Garces, Chema de Miguel, Carlos de Gabriel. An extravagant road movie set on New Year's eve, 1999 in a Madrid suburb where the highways seem to lead nowhere. Soon, the night becomes a succession of m…
96th Street LibraryAdults
Thu, December 29
@ 6 p.m.
Movie Night; EXPENDABLES 3
EXPENDABLES 3 (2014) (PG-13). Starring Sylvester Stallon, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Ronda Rousey, Antonio Banderas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Fri, December 30
@ 2 p.m.
December Movie Matinee
Come join us on Friday afternoons for our free Movie Matinee at the Soundview Library! December 2, 2016 Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (PG-13) 110 min Tyler Perry's Madea returns to the big screen with this Lionsgate release surrounding a trip to the country during the holiday season. December 9, 2016 Scrooged (PG-13) 101 min ross's life is turned upside down with visits from three ghosts: a craggy-faced cabbie known as The Ghost of Christmas Past (Da…
Soundview LibraryAdults
Fri, December 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
Anime Afternoon!
Join us for episodes of a different anime every meet up! Take the chance to chat and discuss with your peers about your favorite series. Paper and colored pencils will be provided for those who want to draw their favorite characters or create their own!
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, December 31
@ 1 p.m.
Ongoing
Teen Anime #YAatPK
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. Light refreshments served.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, January 3
@ 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 3
@ 4:30 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, January 9
@ 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, January 10
@ 4 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library presents New Releases Movie Night: Pete's Dragon
Walt Disney Pictures Rating PG, Runtime 102 minutes, Release Year 2016; Director David Lowery Synopsis After his parents are killed in a car accident, a young boy named Pete (Oakes Fegley) finds an unlikely caregiver in the form of a dragon (whom he dubs "Elliot") living in a forest in the Pacific Northwest. Years later, a forest ranger (Bryce Dallas Howard) discovers Pete and takes him in, but his attempts to adjust to a normal life are complicated by a man (Karl Urban) who wants to hunt d…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Thu, January 12
@ 2 p.m.
Kips Bay Library Presents Throwback Thursday Theater: Queen Christina
Warner Bros. Rating NR, Runtime 97 minutes, Release Year 1933; Director Rouben Mamoulian Synopsis If Queen Christina is not the best of Greta Garbo's films (as many Garbo fanatics insist), it is certainly the most luxuriously romantic of her talkie features. The star is cast as 17th-century Swedish queen Christina, who feels that she can best function in a male-dominated world by adopting men's clothes and attitudes (this cross-dressing element adds a subliminally gay subtext which curious…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Fri, January 13
@ 6 p.m.
Open Book Night: Looking Forward, Looking Back
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 LOOKING FORWARD,…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Sat, January 14
@ 10:30 a.m.
Book Club: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
In a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from the woods as Russian soldiers abduct her father in the middle of the night and then set fire to her home. When their lifelong neighbor Akhmed finds Havaa hiding in the forest with a strange blue suitcase, he makes a decision that will forever change their lives. He will seek refuge at the abandoned hospital where the sole remaining doctor, Sonja Rabina, treats the wounded. For Sonja, the arrival of Akhmed and Havaa is an…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
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