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18 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
From Anansi to Zeus
Explore famed literary heroes throughout the world with CMOM! From Anansi the Spider, a West African Hero, to Zeus – ruler of Mount Olympus, students study different cultures and traditions through reliving a traditional folktale or myth and create artwork based on each story. Presented by the Children's Museum of Manhattan
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
From Anansi to Zeus
Explore famed literary heroes throughout the world with CMOM! From Anansi the Spider, a West African Hero, to Zeus – ruler of Mount Olympus, students study different cultures and traditions through reliving a traditional folktale or myth and create artwork based on each story. Presented by the Children's Museum of Manhattan
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Anne Enright and Meghan O'Rourke: Storytelling from the Periphery
Man Booker Prize-winning author Anne Enright “possesses an unusual combination of talents,” says The New Yorker's James Wood. “She is a rich, lyrical prose writer, who cascades among novelties—again and again, she finds the unexpected adjective, the just noun.” In recent novels such as The Green Road and The Forgotten Waltz, Enright deploys that beguiling literary touch to a hard-headed search for both the melancholy and the comic among the fissures that tear at the hearts of family lives. And s…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, March 30
@ 6 p.m.
Drawing from Observation
Drawing is a basic practice that underlies all visual thinking. This course will focus on drawing from still life and on location in the historic Jefferson Market Library. We will utilize the rich architectural details, decorative motifs and lush garden as subjects. Emphasis will be placed on drawing from observation. Students will use a variety of black and white media to investigate the basic elements of visual language through a series of observations, exercises, and projects. This course is…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Tue, April 4
@ 3:30 p.m.
From Anansi to Zeus
Explore famed literary heroes throughout the world with CMOM! From Anansi the Spider, a West African Hero, to Zeus – ruler of Mount Olympus, students study different cultures and traditions through reliving a traditional folktale or myth and create artwork based on each story. Best for ages 5 and older. Presented by the Children's Museum of Manhattan
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, April 6
@ 6 p.m.
Drawing from Observation
Drawing is a basic practice that underlies all visual thinking. This course will focus on drawing from still life and on location in the historic Jefferson Market Library. We will utilize the rich architectural details, decorative motifs and lush garden as subjects. Emphasis will be placed on drawing from observation. Students will use a variety of black and white media to investigate the basic elements of visual language through a series of observations, exercises, and projects. This course is…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sun, April 9
@ 6 p.m.
META-LAND: A Poetry Reading
9 poets whose work appears in the major new anthology, META-LAND: Poets of the Palisades II will be reading on Sunday April 9 at 6 PM! Poets include Joel Allegretti, Davidson Garrett, Denise La Neve, Rick Mullin, Paul Nash, Denise Rue, Alison Ruth, John J. Trause, and Anton Yakovlev. Meta-Land, published by The Poets Press ( www.poetspress.org), assembles 121 works by 58 poets, arranged in 11 themed sections, as well as original artwork from the same community of artists and writers. Copies…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, April 11
@ 3:30 p.m.
From Anansi to Zeus
Explore famed literary heroes throughout the world with CMOM! From Anansi the Spider, a West African Hero, to Zeus – ruler of Mount Olympus, students study different cultures and traditions through reliving a traditional folktale or myth and create artwork based on each story. Best for ages 5 and older. Presented by the Children's Museum of Manhattan
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, April 13
@ 6 p.m.
Drawing from Observation
Drawing is a basic practice that underlies all visual thinking. This course will focus on drawing from still life and on location in the historic Jefferson Market Library. We will utilize the rich architectural details, decorative motifs and lush garden as subjects. Emphasis will be placed on drawing from observation. Students will use a variety of black and white media to investigate the basic elements of visual language through a series of observations, exercises, and projects. This course is…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, April 20
@ 6 p.m.
Drawing from Observation
Drawing is a basic practice that underlies all visual thinking. This course will focus on drawing from still life and on location in the historic Jefferson Market Library. We will utilize the rich architectural details, decorative motifs and lush garden as subjects. Emphasis will be placed on drawing from observation. Students will use a variety of black and white media to investigate the basic elements of visual language through a series of observations, exercises, and projects. This course is…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Wed, April 26
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion - The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli
Join us for an intriguing discussion of The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli. You can pick up a copy at the Information Desk on L2 of Mulberry Street Library or reserve one here. Book Summary - Highway is a late-in-life world traveller, yarn spinner, collector, and legendary auctioneer. His most precious possessions are the teeth of the ‘notorious infamous’ like Plato, Petrarch, and Virginia Woolf. Written in collaboration with the workers at a Jumex juice factory, T…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Thu, April 27
@ 6 p.m.
Drawing from Observation
Drawing is a basic practice that underlies all visual thinking. This course will focus on drawing from still life and on location in the historic Jefferson Market Library. We will utilize the rich architectural details, decorative motifs and lush garden as subjects. Emphasis will be placed on drawing from observation. Students will use a variety of black and white media to investigate the basic elements of visual language through a series of observations, exercises, and projects. This course is…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sat, May 6
@ 12 noon
The Bronx Book Fair
A Great Day for Book Lovers in the Bronx. The Bronx Book Fair is dedicated to engaging and growing the community of poets and writers in the Bronx and to connecting to readers and book lovers of all ages. 11:00-7:00 Authors Signings Browse books from over 25 authors/publishers in the Bronx Library Center’s spacious lower level. AUDITORIUM 12:00-12:10 Welcome/Opening Remarks (Auditorium) Michael Alvarez, Associate Director for the Central Bronx Neighborhood Libraries at The New York Pu…
Bronx Library CenterAdults,
Families
Sat, May 20
@ 2 p.m.
BostonLit - «Бостонские чтения»
Literary Almanach - BostonLit This event will be conducted entirely in Russian Презентация альманаха «Бостонские чтения» В этом альманахе представлены очень разные поэты. Здесь есть и лауреаты литературных премий, авторы многих сборников— ​и те, кто как поэты мало кому известны. Объединяет их одно: все они пишут стихи на русском языке и все выступали на «Бостонских чтениях» —  ​с индивидуальной программой или у открытого микрофона. Такое соседство не случайно, это одна из определяющих чер…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
Book Lovers,
Immigrants,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Sat, June 10
@ 10:30 a.m.
Book Club: The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli
Highway is a late-in-life world traveler, yarn spinner, collector, and legendary auctioneer. His most precious possessions are the teeth of the "notorious infamous" like Plato, Petrarch, and Virginia Woolf. Written in collaboration with the workers at a Jumex juice factory, Teeth is an elegant, witty, exhilarating romp through the industrial suburbs of Mexico City and Luiselli's own literary influences.
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sat, June 10
@ 11 a.m.
Fort Washington Book Discussion Group
Come join us to discuss H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Heart-wrenching and humorous, this book is an unflinching account of bereavement and a unique look at the magnetism of an extraordinary beast, with a parallel examination of a legendary writer's eccentric falconry. Obsession, madness, memory, myth, and history combine to achieve a distinctive blend of nature writing and memoir from an outstanding literary innovator.
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Fri, June 16
@ 6 p.m.
Mid-Sentence: Writers in Conversation | Rakesh Satyal, Grant Ginder
FREE - Doors to the Corner Room open at 5:30 PM. Rakesh Satyal, author of NO ONE CAN PRONOUNCE MY NAME, and Grant Ginder, author of THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING, discuss their recent novels. Mid-Sentence features writers in conversation on the state of literature today. All events are free and open to the public. For more upcoming events, visit http://bit.ly/midsentence ABOUT THE AUTHORS Rakesh Satyal is the author of the novel Blue Boy, which won a 2010 Lambda Literary Award and the…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Fri, June 30
@ 6 p.m.
Mid-Sentence: Writers in Conversation | Hala Alyan, Hannah Lillith Assadi, Jimin Han
FREE - Doors to the Corner Room open at 5:30 PM. Debut novelists Hala Alyan, Hannah Lillith Assadi, and Jimin Han discuss writing first novels and the interplay between art and identity. Hala Alyan was born in 1986. After living in various parts of the Middle East, she completed a doctorate in psychology and is now in practice at New York University. She has been published in Guernica and other literary journals, and is the award-winning author of three poetry collections. Alyan is also a seas…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults

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