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10 events found.

@ 4:30 p.m.
Create your own Villain (... or Hero) with CB Lee!
Take a writing workshop with CB Lee, author of Not Your Sidekick and Not Your Villain! Whether you’re a beginner-writer or in the middle of your full-length novel for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), get tips and tricks from CB Lee about how to create a developed and complex character for your story! CB Lee may even tell you some of her favorite books and have some swag… after all, she’s not just your sidekick. Seats are limited, so RSVP by calling The Teen Zone at (212)…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
@ 6 p.m.
Tuesday Night Films: Atomic Blonde
Join us for a screening of David Leitch's Cold War spy thriller "Atomic Blonde!" Adapted from Antony Johnston and Sam Hart's graphic novel "The Coldest City," the film begins on the eve of the collapse of the Berlin Wall as MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton, played by Charlize Theron, is dispatched to recover a list of all active double agents in the Soviet Union, which has been stolen by a KGB agent. Writer and film critic Sarah Fonseca calls "Atomic Blonde" a "fun, new wave-backed study of the mast…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Mon, November 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Mid-Sentence | Astro Poets: Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov
Twitter's favorite poet-astrologers discuss the connections between poetry, pop culture, and stargazing. Scorpio season, moon signs, Drake—for the Astro Poets, it's all fair game. With humor and pop culture savvy, Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky share a unique mix of poetry and astrological advice with followers around the world. The social media stars join us for an evening of verse and conversation. Reading from recent work, Dimitrov and Lasky will discuss poetry and their personal connect…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Tue, November 28
@ 4 p.m.
Documentary Tuesday
Let’s have a discussion! Join us for a Harlem based documentary, and a short and a short Discussion. Chester Himes: A Rage In Harlem “An Internationally Acclaimed African-American Writer” November 14, 2017 4pm Chester Himes was born in 1909 in Jefferson, Missouri into a middle class academic black family. An internationally acclaimed African American writer who created a violent and cynical picture of the black experience in America by writing about his encounters with racism. This p…
Countee Cullen Library, AuditoriumAdults,
Tue, November 28
@ 5:45 p.m.
Historical Novel Society Present: Authors - Know Your Rights
F. Robert Stein, Esq. will speak with attendees about legal matters for authors, including contracts and copyright protections. This event is open to the public, free of charge. F. Robert Stein is counsel to the law firm of Pryor Cashman LLC. He represents authors, literary agents, book publishers and others in publishing negotiations and disputes, as well as film producers and insurers in the review of documentary films for libel, copyright, and other problems.
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, November 30
@ 4 p.m.
World Cultures
Explore famed literary heroes throughout the world with CMOM! From Anansi the Spider, a West African Hero, to Zeus – ruler of Mount Olympus, CMOM educators take children around the world to explore different cultures and traditions and learn just what makes a hero and how we all have a hero inside of us. In each class children relive a traditional folktale or myth and create artwork based on each story. Best for ages 6 and older. Limited to 30 participants only. Presented by Children's Museum o…
Francis Martin LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Sat, December 9
@ 3 p.m.
Literary Trivia - A Game of Thrones Edition
Test your knowledge of the Game of Thrones book series against other GOT fans!
St. George Library Center, AuditoriumAdults
Wed, December 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Celebration
2017 marks the centennial year of genius poet Gwendolyn Brooks, born on June 7, 1917. Brooks was the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for any literary genre. She had published 75 poems by the age of 16 and recalled “very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words.” This evening we celebrate the wonder of language as influenced by Brooks’s life and compositions. Image source: Wikipedia @SchomburgCenter #GwendolynBrooks…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Wed, December 13
@ 7 p.m.
Author Reading: Alan Kaufman
As part of our all-day East Village Arts Festival, East Village author ALAN KAUFMAN will read from JEW BOY, his riveting memoir of being raised by a Jewish mother who survived the Holocaust. Called “a classic” by the San Francisco Chronicle and “a remarkable document” by Publishers Weekly JEW BOY has just been reissued by Cornell University Press. Kaufman will also read from his other memoir, DRUNKEN ANGEL (“Kaufman's memoir will violently grab your attention”, Publishers Weekly) in which he…
Tompkins Square Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, December 21
@ 3:30 p.m.
Drag Queen Story Hour
A program for children aged 3-8 that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience. In this 45-minute program, a drag queen trained by children’s librarians reads picture books, sings songs, and leads children in a simple craft activity. Children love the bright colors, glamorous outfits, and larger-than-life personalities of the drag queen performers, but more importantly, DQSH teaches children to accept and celebrate…
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),