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Tue, February 20
@ 1 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, February 20
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, February 21
@ 2 p.m.
Free Tax Preparation Assistance
It's tax time! Get your refund. From January 29th through April 17th at The New York Public Library (NYPL) neighborhood branches throughout the city, we're hosting organizations who can help you prepare and file your tax return electronically - all for free. To participate in this program, you must: Have a valid email address Bring all necessary documents and information (review the relevant PDF below to see what information you will need to bring with you to file your taxes) Please make…
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, February 21
@ 6:30 p.m.
The 60s - The Summer of Law and Disorder: Harlem Riot of 1964
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presents a panel discussion about the Harlem Riot of 1964 in the aftermath of the police shooting of ninth grader James Powell and the “law-and-order” policies championed by presidential contenders on the campaign trail of '64. The Harlem Riot solicited a variety of responses from community stakeholders and precipitated a summer of urban unrest around the country. This program is presented in partnership with the Carnegie Hall Festival The 60s:…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Thu, February 22
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Space
Come hang out in the Teen Space on Mondays and Thursdays. Bring your friends and your food to the third floor, where you can play board games, do your homework, check out a laptop, or draw your next masterpiece on the library's full-wall chalkboard. For ages 13 to 18. No registration required.
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, February 22
@ 4 p.m.
Treasures of the Heart
World tales celebrating things that children and families treasure: food, friendship, the environment and more! Best for ages 5 and older. Presented by LuAnn Adams
Yorkville LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, February 22
@ 6:30 p.m.
HERITAGE: Bethann Hardison in Conversation with Harriette Cole
Bethann Hardison’s groundbreaking career as a fashion model has been the impetus for the ongoing journey she’s set out on to ensure an industry that reflects the diversity of beauty found in the world. Hardison is a documentarian, entrepreneur, and advocate. She will join Harriette Cole an in depth one-on-one conversation about her life. This program is presented in collaboration with DREAMLEAPERS. @SchomburgCenter #SchomburgHeritage FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED Events are free and open to all,…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Thu, February 22
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Fri, February 23
@ 10 a.m.
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
Are you eligible to receive food stamp benefits? A representative from Human Resource Administration will be available to answer questions regarding SNAP eligibility.
Throg's Neck LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, February 23
@ 11 a.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Employer Pop-Up Recruitment
Please join us, and meet with recruiters who are screening candidates for: Retail - Security - Food Service - Parking Valets - Drivers - Customer Service - Management and Supervisory Positions - Child Care, just to name a few! Dress professionally Bring a valid photo ID Copies of your résumé A Driving Record Abstract (no older than 30 days) is required for all driving positions. This event is organize…
Hamilton Fish Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Fri, February 23
@ 7 p.m.
The Library After Hours
February 23: Young at Heart
Join us at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on select Fridays for the city's most cerebral happy hour. The Library After Hours features music, food and drinks, performances, and behind-the-scenes access to the Library’s collections. Turn back to childhood for one nostalgic night of reveling in the delight of children's stories. Check out collections displays of rare children's literature, watch classic cartoons, craft your own children's books, and come ready to share your favorite youthful r…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Adults
Sat, February 24
@ 10 a.m.
Harlem Knitting and Crocheting Circle
The Harlem Knitting Circle meets every Saturday at the Harlem Branch Library from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. When entering the library ask the librarian if we're on the third (3rd)floor or Lower Level that day. Please bring your own materials and a food item to donate to the Snack Table. Njoya Angrum is the Creator and Director of the Harlem Knitting Circle. The ladies will guide you through! HKC is a community organization that Njoya started 7 years ago. We work primarily on an In-Kind budget-throug…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Sat, February 24
@ 12 noon
Africa and the Diaspora: The Schomburg Center Wikipedia Edit-a-thon with AfroCROWD
The Schomburg Center, working with AfroCROWD, is proud to host Africa and the Diaspora Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, our fourth year initiative in which we invite members of the community and general public to contribute to content related to Black history on Wikipedia for the national Black WikiHistory Month outreach campaign. This year, the annual event will focus especially on notable figures in African history as well as the Black diaspora whose content is lacking, or completely missing from Wiki…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference DivisionAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Mon, February 26
@ 2 p.m.
Free Tax Preparation Assistance
It's tax time! Get your refund. From January 29th through April 17th at The New York Public Library (NYPL) neighborhood branches throughout the city, we're hosting organizations who can help you prepare and file your tax return electronically - all for free. To participate in this program, you must: Have a valid email address Bring all necessary documents and information (review the relevant PDF below to see what information you will need to bring with you to file your taxes) Please make…
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, February 26
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Space
Come hang out in the Teen Space on Mondays and Thursdays. Bring your friends and your food to the third floor, where you can play board games, do your homework, check out a laptop, or draw your next masterpiece on the library's full-wall chalkboard. For ages 13 to 18. No registration required.
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, February 26
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Space
Come hang out in the Teen Space on Mondays and Thursdays. Bring your friends and your food to the third floor, where you can play board games, do your homework, check out a laptop, or draw your next masterpiece on the library's full-wall chalkboard. For ages 13 to 18. No registration required.
Muhlenberg LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, February 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
Theater Talks: Theater-In-Black In Harlem
The history of theater in Harlem has been long and illustrious. This free-ranging conversation will touch upon the legacies of theater companies that include W.E.B. Du Bois and Regina Anderson’s KRIGWA; and Langston Hughes and Louise Thompson’s Suitcase Theater on the development of successive companies that include those developed by Amiri Baraka, Gertrude Jennette, Barbara Ann Teer, Voza Rivers, and Jamal Joseph. This program is presented by While We Are Still Here. @SchomburgCenter #Theater…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Tue, February 27
@ 1 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, February 27
@ 3 p.m.
Trivia Game
Show off your smarts in a gameshow-style trivia match. Questions will cover a variety of topics--including sports, movies, food and NYC! Join a team and go for the gold! This activity is best for children age 8 and older.
Melrose LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, February 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Insects and Arachnids
Many people don't realize just how amazing insects can be! Did you know that insects can provide food? Did you know that insects are the largest grouping of animals we have? Come learn what makes an insect an insect by identifying certain species. We will also explore their relatives, the arachnids, to discover what's similar or different. Through the use of multimedia presentations and live ambassador animals, participants can understand the benefit of insects and spiders in our world. For ages…
Riverdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, February 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
Lapidus Center Presents - Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War
Following the lead of her own ancestors, Kendra Field, Assistant Professor of History at Tufts, chronicles the westward migration of freedom’s first generation in the fifty years after emancipation. Drawing on decades of archival research and family lore within and beyond the United States, Field traces their journey out of the South to Indian Territory, where they participated in the development of black and black Indian towns and settlements. Later some migrants launched a powerful back-to-…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Tue, February 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, February 28
@ 12:30 p.m.
Workforce1 Career Center - Orientation
In partnership with Upper Manhattan Workforce1 Career Center, Epiphany Library will be hosting Workforce1 orinetation and screenings for employment opportunities in a variety of fields. employment opportunities: Food Services Retail Administrative Position Requirements: Must have a minimum of six months to one year of related experience Must possess excellent communication and customer service skills Open availability How to APPLY: Interested candidates must at…
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Wed, February 28
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Indian Classical Dance
David Vaughan was the archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years and Frederick Ashton and His Ballets, and was the dance historian in residence of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division from 2012 onward, holding monthly screenings of his favourite dance films and videos. David Vaughan passed away on October 28, 2017 but the Dance Division will continue the screening series in his honor. Bharata Natyam and Odissi practitioner and dance historian, Rajika Puri,…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Wed, February 28
@ 2 p.m.
Free Tax Preparation Assistance
It's tax time! Get your refund. From January 29th through April 17th at The New York Public Library (NYPL) neighborhood branches throughout the city, we're hosting organizations who can help you prepare and file your tax return electronically - all for free. To participate in this program, you must: Have a valid email address Bring all necessary documents and information (review the relevant PDF below to see what information you will need to bring with you to file your taxes) Please make…
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, February 28
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
The Sustainable City: Steven Cohen
Steven Cohen, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, reveals how cities are embracing sustainability through infrastructure, transportation systems, and more. Conversations on sustainability often center on conservation and efforts to preserve nature outside of the city. But for the first time in human history, the majority of people on Earth live in urban areas. What roles can city planners—and city dwellers—play to ensure a sustainable city? In his new book, The Sustainable…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults
Thu, March 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Fri, March 2
@ 6 p.m.
First Fridays
First Fridays "I Love The 90s” Edition
We're excited to host a special " I Love The 90s ” Edition of First Fridays, the Schomburg's popular monthly social gathering! Celebrating 90’s Music, seen by most as the golden age of Hip Hop and R&B, the 90s were the genre's most formative and expansive years. Join us as we honor the trailblazers who have paved the way for this global musical and creative revolution, led by African-Americans and that now moves the world. Guests are invited to mix and mingle in the Langston Hughes Lobby an…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Sat, March 3
@ 10 a.m.
Harlem Knitting and Crocheting Circle
The Harlem Knitting Circle meets every Saturday at the Harlem Branch Library from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. When entering the library ask the librarian if we're on the third (3rd)floor or Lower Level that day. Please bring your own materials and a food item to donate to the Snack Table. Njoya Angrum is the Creator and Director of the Harlem Knitting Circle. The ladies will guide you through! HKC is a community organization that Njoya started 7 years ago. We work primarily on an In-Kind budget-throug…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Sat, March 3
@ 2 p.m.
REEL TO READ Film Screening I Strangers in Good Company (1990)
Saturdays from 2-4 PM The page meets the screen at REEL TO READ, a curated series of independent and classic cinema. These free screenings, hand-picked by librarians, local authors, and film experts, include a Recommended Reads list based on the movie. Strangers in Good Company (1990) Runtime: 102 mins Director: Cynthia Scott Language: English Rating: PG In this film by Academy Award winner Cynthia Scott, seven old women become stranded at a deserted farmhouse miles from civilization. The…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults
Sat, March 3
@ 2:30 p.m.
Taste the World! A Discussion of New York Immigrant Food Cultures with the League of Kitchens
Join us for a unique opportunity to learn about world cuisine from home cooks from around the world! Join Sonya Kharas, Program Manager for the League of Kitchens, and two of the LoK's home cooking instructors, Damira Inatullaeva (from Uzbekistan) and Mirta Rinaldi (from Argentina) In this panel discussion and presentation. They will discuss the skill, value and expertise of immigrants, especially with regard to traditional cooking techniques. Topics will include feasts and festivals, heatlh sup…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Mon, March 5
@ 7 p.m.
2018 Women's Jazz Festival
Our annual Women's Jazz Festival, in honor of Women’s History Month, features some of the best-known and unsung female performers in jazz today. Our 2018 festival will celebrate the continued influence of women on the evolution of jazz. Throughout the festival we will pay tribute to Alice Coltrane and Abbey Lincoln. Our 2017 festival will celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial birthday and continued influence on the evolution of jazz. The festival is slated for four consecutive Mondays–March 5,…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Tue, March 6
@ 1 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, March 6
@ 6:30 p.m.
Talks at the Schomburg
Multiple Black Realities: Akwaeke Emezi + ruby onyinyechi amanze on Freshwater
Join writer and video artist Akwaeke Emezi and visual artist ruby onyinyechi amanzefor a talk on multiple and blurred Black realities—aliens, ogbanje, and alternate selves. The panelists will discuss the visual art created by amanze as inflected interpretations of Emezi’s text, Freshwater. Book signing will follow. @SchomburgCenter #SchomburgTalks FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Tue, March 6
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Thu, March 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Thu, March 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
International Women’s Day MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora
This inaugural and commemorative book MFON offers a global view of the impact of women photographers of African descent. MFON is named after Mmekutmfon "Mfon" Essien, an acclaimed Nigerian-boarn American photographer who died of breast cancer at age 34. The conversation will feature co-founders and award winning photographers Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and Adama Delphine Fawundu. Joining them are MFON photographers Fabiola Jean-Louis, Renee Cox, and Nona Faustine. MFON‘s deputy editor, Crystal Wha…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Sat, March 10
@ 10 a.m.
Harlem Knitting and Crocheting Circle
The Harlem Knitting Circle meets every Saturday at the Harlem Branch Library from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. When entering the library ask the librarian if we're on the third (3rd)floor or Lower Level that day. Please bring your own materials and a food item to donate to the Snack Table. Njoya Angrum is the Creator and Director of the Harlem Knitting Circle. The ladies will guide you through! HKC is a community organization that Njoya started 7 years ago. We work primarily on an In-Kind budget-throug…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Mon, March 12
@ 7 p.m.
2018 Women's Jazz Festival
Our annual Women's Jazz Festival, in honor of Women’s History Month, features some of the best-known and unsung female performers in jazz today. Our 2018 festival will celebrate the continued influence of women on the evolution of jazz. Throughout the festival we will pay tribute to Alice Coltrane and Abbey Lincoln. Our 2017 festival will celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial birthday and continued influence on the evolution of jazz. The festival is slated for four consecutive Mondays–March 5,…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Tue, March 13
@ 1 p.m.
English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Join us at Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street .…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
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