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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 4 p.m.
It's a Draw
Do you love to color? Come to the teen room and take part in the coloring craze. Paper, colored pencils, markers and literary themed coloring pages will be provided.
High Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, March 4
@ 11 a.m.
Fort Washington Book Discussion Group
Come join to discuss The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he ha…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sat, March 4
@ 3 p.m.
Beloved Comrades: The Political and Personal Partnership of Annette T. Rubinstein (1912-2007) and Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954) Sponsored by the Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF)
The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) presents Gerald Meyer and Stephen Siciliano Beloved Comrades: The Political and Personal Partnership of Annette T. Rubinstein (1912-2007) and Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954) On Saturday, March 4, 2017, the Vito Marcantonio Forum will sponsor Beloved Comrades: The Political and Personal Partnership of Annette T. Rubinstein and Vito Marcantonio, a presentation by Gerald Meyer, author of Vito Marcantonio: Radical Politician, and Stephen Siciliano, screenwriter and…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Mon, March 6
@ 6 p.m.
Biblio File
Contemporary Classics Book Discussion: Continental Drift by Russell Banks
Mid-Manhattan Library, Room 101 (First Floor) Monday, March 6, 2017 6 - 7 PM All are Welcome. Looking for a little something to liven up your Monday? Join us after work for our monthly Contemporary Classics Book Discussion at the Mid-Manhattan Library! This month we feature Continental Drift, a powerful literary classic from one of contemporary fiction's most acclaimed and important writers, Russell Banks. Reserve your copy here. About the Book: Continental Drift is a masterful novel…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryBook Lovers
Wed, March 8
@ 3 p.m.
The Art Of Collage: Fahrenheit 451 Book Edition
The Art Of Collage: Fahrenheit 451 Book Edition Wednesday, February 22nd Time: 3:00pm-5:30pm **Schedule may be subject to change** Come in and join us for a collage workshop. Make your own collage inspired by the different literary themes found in the novel: Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury. All Public Library Programs are free of charge. All the materials will be provided by the library! ***You must be 18 years old or older to participate in this program***
Hunts Point LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, March 9
@ 7 p.m.
Conversations from the Cullman Center
The Night Ocean: Paul La Farge and Lev Grossman
All events are free, but you must reserve seats. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. All unclaimed seats are released 10 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Click here to reserve your seats! Paul La Farge discusses his new novel, The Night Ocean—about a man who becomes obsessed with the horror-fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft, and then mysteriously disappears—with Lev Grossman. Paul La Farge is the author of the novels Luminous Airplanes; Haussmann,…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Mon, March 13
@ 7:15 p.m.
Author Talks
What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear
Dr. Danielle Ofri, editor-in-chief of Bellevue Literary Review, associate professor of Medicine at NYU, and physician at Bellevue Hospital in conversation with Mary Harris, host and managing editor of WNYC’s Only Human Can refocusing conversations between doctors and their patients lead to better health? Modern medicine is infatuated with high-tech gadgetry, yet the single most powerful diagnostic tool remains the doctor-patient conversation, which can uncover the lion’s share of illnesses.…
53rd Street Library, TheaterAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Tue, March 14
@ 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
Tue, March 14
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Marvellous Thieves: Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights, with Paulo Lemos Horta, Assistant Professor of Literature at New York University Abu Dhabi.
This illustrated lecture reveals the cross-cultural encounters—the collaborations, borrowings, and acts of literary larceny—that produced the Arabian Nights in European languages. Ranging from the coffeehouses of Aleppo to the salons of Paris, from colonial Calcutta to Bohemian London, Paulo Lemos Horta introduces audience to the poets and scholars, pilgrims and charlatans who made crucial but largely unacknowledged contributions to this most famous of story collections. Events at The New York…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, March 15
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
The Arcades Project in New York | Kenneth Goldsmith, David Kishik, Eric Jarosinski | Art and Literature Series Event
FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Two writers, Kenneth Goldsmith and David Kishik, unbeknownst to each other, wrote books reimagining Walter Benjamin's unfinished masterpiece about Paris in the 19th century, The Arcades Project, as being completed in New York in the 20th. While Kishik wrote a hist…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Thu, March 16
@ 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, March 21
@ 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
Tue, March 21
@ 5:30 p.m.
Book Club
The Grand Central Book Club will meet to discuss the following book this month : How to Be Both by Ali Smith Join us for an evening of lively book talk! Description: Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, How to be both is a novel all about art’s versatility. Borrowing from painting’s fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it’s a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There’s a Renaissance artist of the 1460s. There’s the ch…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
Book Lovers
Wed, March 22
@ 10:30 a.m.
Book Discussion: The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli
Please join us for a discussion of the book 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.
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Thu, March 23
@ 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, March 28
@ 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
Tue, March 28
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Anne Enright: 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
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, 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

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