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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, March 28
@ 1:30 p.m.
LEAD Professional Development Program for Young Women Immigrants (ages 18-35) Information Session
If you are a young woman immigrant between the ages of 18-35, join the LEAD Professional Development Program! In this 8 week workshop series, you will learn all about: the job search process, resume writing, US work culture, interview skills, networking, public speaking, teamwork, and much more! The workshop will be held on Tuesdays, from 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM, beginning April 4 and running through May 23. Interested? Please attend an information session on March 21 or March 28 at 1:30 PM in the Co…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults,
Immigrants
Wed, March 29
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Women Writers
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 March 2017 — Women Writers Wednesday, March 1, 1:00 PM Tuesday, March 7, 4:00 PM Who's Irish? by Gish Jen The narrator, a Chinese grandmother, struggles to understand her half-Irish granddaughter's upbringing through the lens of her Chinese culture. My Mother, the Crazy African by Chimamanda Ngozie Adi…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, March 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York, with Tyler Anbinder, a professor of history and former chair of the History Department at George Washington University.
This illustrated lecture provides a vivid sense of what New York looked like, sounded like, smelled like, and felt like over the centuries of its development and maturation into the city we know today. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan 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
Tue, April 11
@ 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. The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the Corner Room on the first floor.…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Thu, April 13
@ 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. The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the Corner Room on the first floor.…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Fri, April 14
@ 1 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library Presents Book to Movie Adaptations: House of Sand and Fog
Paramount Pictures Rating R, Runtime 126 minutes, Release Year 2003; Director Vadim Perelman Synopsis Russian filmmaker Vadim Perelman makes his feature-film debut with the psychological drama House of Sand and Fog, based on the novel by Andre Dubus III. Ben Kingsley plays Massoud Amir Behrani, an Iranian immigrant living the United States. Even though he was a high-ranking official in Iran, he works several menial jobs in order to provide his wife, Nadi (Shohreh Aghdashloo), and his son, E…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Fri, April 14
@ 3:30 p.m.
NYCitizenship Information Session
Apply for Citizenship: NYCitizenship Free Legal Help Information Sessions Are you ready to apply for Citizenship? Come to an information session with the NYCitizenship attorney to find out. Learn about the benefits of becoming a citizen and receiving financial counseling. La información estará disponible en inglés y español. No registration required. NYCitizenship legal services are solely provided by the New York Legal Assistance Group through a city-wide partnership with the NYC…
Bronx Library CenterAdults,
50+,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Adults
Mon, April 17
@ 2 p.m.
African Immigrant Heritage Day
As part of Immigrant Heritage Week, join the Harry Belafonte 115th Street Branch for an afternoon celebration of African immigrants. The event will include: 2:00 PM Tour of the Library, including information on how to get a Library card 2:15 PM Film screening of Queen of Katwe (Disney, 2016, rated PG), the story of a young Ugandan girl who sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess 4:15 PM 30-minute community discussion of topics relevant to the c…
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Children
Tue, April 18
@ 5:30 p.m.
Immigration Affairs Program
Immigrant Affairs Program This presentation addresses the victimization of immigrants, particularly in fraudulent schemes, and how individuals can protect themselves from these scams. The program encourages both documented and undocumented immigrant victims and witnesses to cooperate with law enforcement. *New York County District Attorney’s Office*
Morningside HeightsAdults
Tue, April 18
@ 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. The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the Corner Room on the first floor.…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, April 18
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Immigrant Stories: Min Jin Lee in Conversation with Simon Winchester
Novelist Min Jin Lee, author of the critically acclaimed Free Food for Millionaires, speaks with New York Times best-selling author Simon Winchester about her latest novel, Pachinko. Immigration may preoccupy American politics, but immigrants’ stories are everywhere. And the themes which unite them—escape and adaptation, assimilation and discrimination, alienation and inclusion, advancement and stagnation—exceed many of the differences that distinguish them. Pachinko traces multiple generation…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Teachers
Thu, April 20
@ 4 p.m.
Immigrant Heritage Week
Immigrant Heritage Week Open House
You're invited to an Open House! Join us for music and films celebrating New York City's immigrant heritage. Take a Library tour and discover all the free resources NYPL has to offer. Find books, magazines, and DVDs in English and 57 other languages. Download a free e-book or audiobook, learn a new language with the Mango Languages program, get free music from the Freegal Music database, practice English, learn U.S. history, and more. Teens, visit our Young Adult Lab, a special space just fo…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Thu, April 20
@ 6:30 p.m.
Canceled
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. The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the Corner Room on the first floor.…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, April 25
@ 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. The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the Corner Room on the first floor.…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, April 26
@ 6 p.m.
Local Artist Film Series: Reunification
In this deeply personal award-winning film that gives an insider view on the contemporary Asian American immigrant experience, divorce and family psychology, and the personal filmmaking process, filmmaker Alvin Tsang reflects on his family’s migration from Hong Kong to Los Angeles in the early 1980s - fraught with betrayal from his parents’ divorce, economic strife and communication meltdown between parents and children. This poetic exploration of many unresolved years moves moodily across diff…
Seward Park Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, April 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. The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the Corner Room on the first floor.…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, May 2
@ 6 p.m.
LEAD ROUNDTABLE Professional Development Program for Young Women Immigrants Information Session
LEAD Professional Development Program for Young Women Immigrants LEAD is an 8-week free professional development program for young immigrant women (ages 18-35 years old) that combines skills training, teamwork, and leadership development. Key goals are to support and prepare you better for access to college and/or for job search, entry into the workforce, and employment. Through a series of 8 interactive workshops, participants learn about: Job search process Resume writing US w…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers
Tue, May 16
@ 6:30 p.m.
Reunification: A Film Screening and Q&A with Alvin Tsang
REUNIFICATION (2015) Synopsis: In this deeply personal award-winning film that gives an insider view on the contemporary immigrant experience, divorce and family psychology, and the personal filmmaking process, filmmaker Alvin Tsang reflects on his family’s migration from Hong Kong to Los Angeles in the early 1980s - fraught with betrayal from his parents’ divorce, economic strife and communication meltdown between parents and children. This poetic exploration of many unresolved years mov…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, May 23
@ 3:45 p.m.
Teen Book Club - Watched
Far from the "model teen," Naeem moves fast to outrun the eyes of his hardworking Bangladeshi parents, their gossipy neighbors, and the other forms of surveillance in his immigrant neighborhood in Queens, but when his mistakes catch up with him and the police offer a dark deal, will Naeem be a hero or a traitor? Join fellow booklovers with a fun discussion and snacks Copies available at the library! Ages 13-18
Columbus LibraryBook Lovers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)

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