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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, January 6
@ 3 p.m.
Myth, Magic, Archetypes: Received, Reinvented
An Afternoon with Larissa Shmailo and Dean Kostos Saturday, January 6 at 3 pm Since myths were chanted above the swirling fires of prehistory, contradictions arose in these received tales. Myth, in the classical tradition, also includes the irreverent frolicking of gods and goddesses. There was something comforting, as well as terrifying, in the deities' human flaws. We see this in Larissa Shmailo's eponymous collection Medusa's Country. In this book of experimental formalism, gods of all n…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, January 10
@ 5 p.m.
Secrets of College Admissions presented by CollegeWise
This seminar will help families separate college admissions fact from fiction. We’ll discuss grades, test scores, activities, and everything else colleges evaluate. Attendees will get straight answers about what college admissions committees really look for and how they ultimately decide who gets in. We think kids and parents will be pleasantly surprised to learn that kids don’t have to be trilingual, opera-singing rocket scientists to get into college today. Use this link, call 212-714-84…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, January 13
@ 1 p.m.
Music - Donizetti's ANNA BOLENA recital by New York Opera Forum
New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of ANNA BOLENA by Gaetano Donizetti. A live musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment. The musical program is cosponsored with New York Opera Forum which was founded by Richard Nechamkin in 1983 to give classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform standard operatic repertoire in the original languages. ADMISSION FREE
96th Street LibraryAdults
Tue, January 16
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
The Accusation: Dissident Fiction From North Korea
The Accusation by Bandi is believed to be the first piece of dissident fiction ever smuggled out of North Korea. Writers, activists, and musicians mark its paperback publication with readings, performances, and conversation. FEATURING Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko and finalist for the 2017 National Book Award, and acclaimed translator and author Heinz Insu Fenkl reading from The Accusation. Musical performance with composer Theo Popov from his opera in progress inspired by the Bandi stor…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, January 25
@ 4:30 p.m.
Family Movie Night: Leap! (2016)
Are you crazy about movies? Do you love lazy nights? Come to the library and join us for a free film screening! Perfect for the whole family, we will be showing Leap! (2016). An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.
South Beach LibraryAdults,
50+,
Children,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Adults
Tue, January 30
@ 3 p.m.
Discussion Group: Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
When legendary soprano and sensation of the Paris Opera, Lilliet Berne, is offered an original role, she realizes with alarm that the libretto is based on a hidden piece of her past. Only four could have betrayed her. As she mines her memories for clues, she recalls her life as an orphan who left the American frontier for Europe and was swept up into the glitzy, gritty world of Second Empire Paris. This book group meets the last Tuesday of every month at 3pm.
Epiphany LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Sat, February 10
@ 12:30 p.m.
Music - Offenbach's LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN recital by New York Opera Forum
New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of LE CONTES D'HOFFMANN by Jacques Offenbach. A live musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment. The musical program is cosponsored with New York Opera Forum which was founded by Richard Nechamkin in 1983 to give classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform standard operatic repertoire in the original languages. ADMISSION FREE
96th Street LibraryAdults
Sat, March 17
@ 1 p.m.
Music - Mascagni's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA; & Wagner's PARSIFAL (ACT 2) recital by New York Opera Forum
New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA by Pietro Mascagni, and PARSIFAL (Act 2) by Richard Wagner. A live musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment. The musical program is cosponsored with New York Opera Forum which was founded by Richard Nechamkin in 1983 to give classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform standard operatic repertoire in the original languages. ADMISSION FREE
96th Street LibraryAdults
Sat, June 23
@ 1 p.m.
Music - Cilea's ADRIANA LECOUVREUR recital by New York Opera Forum
New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of ADRIANA LECOUVREUR by Francesco Cilea. A live musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment. The musical program is cosponsored with New York Opera Forum which was founded by Richard Nechamkin in 1983 to give classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform standard operatic repertoire in the original languages. ADMISSION FREE
96th Street LibraryAdults
Sat, July 14
@ 1 p.m.
Music - Donizetti's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR recital by New York Opera Forum
New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR by Gaetano Donizetti. A live musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment. The musical program is cosponsored with New York Opera Forum which was founded by Richard Nechamkin in 1983 to give classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform standard operatic repertoire in the original languages. ADMISSION FREE
96th Street LibraryAdults
Sat, August 18
@ 1 p.m.
Music - Handel's ARIODANTE recital by New York Opera Forum
New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of ARIODANTE by George Frideric Handel. A live musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment. The musical program is cosponsored with New York Opera Forum which was founded by Richard Nechamkin in 1983 to give classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform standard operatic repertoire in the original languages. ADMISSION FREE
96th Street LibraryAdults
Sat, September 8
@ 1 p.m.
Music - Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE recital by New York Opera Forum
New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of COSI FAN TUTTE by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. A live musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment. The musical program is cosponsored with New York Opera Forum which was founded by Richard Nechamkin in 1983 to give classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform standard operatic repertoire in the original languages. ADMISSION FREE
96th Street LibraryAdults
Sat, October 13
@ 1 p.m.
Music - Puccini's LA BOHEME recital by New York Opera Forum
New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of LA BOHEME by Giacomo Puccini. A live musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment. The musical program is cosponsored with New York Opera Forum which was founded by Richard Nechamkin in 1983 to give classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform standard operatic repertoire in the original languages. ADMISSION FREE
96th Street LibraryAdults