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Today
@ 12:30 p.m.
The 1960s
Monday Matinee
Join us for a movie screening at the library! --- The 1960's was a watershed era in American history and the spirit of the decade never truly left us. We hope to address this momentous time through rich programming for all ages that commemorates, celebrates, and explores the 1960's. Check out this page for more events and information!
Dongan Hills LibraryAdults
Today
@ 6:15 p.m.
Special Film Screening: Coco
Winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film! Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich, this fil…
Seward Park Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, May 22
@ 3 p.m.
Teen Lounge: Anime Time
Join us in our community room at 3:00 pm for an afternoon of fun! We'll be screening an anime film, playing some video games, eating some snacks, and learning basic Japanese!
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, May 22
@ 3:30 p.m.
Children's Film Screening: Hercules
Discover the tale of a young Hercules who must find himself in a world of gods and monsters! Can he make his way back to Mount Olympus and go the distance? Join us every Tuesday for Children's films!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 22
@ 4 p.m.
Books to Movies: Harry Potter (#1)
Join us this month as we read and watch Harry Potter! We hope you’ll join us in your finest wizarding robes when we watch the movie! May 22: Book Discussion May 25: Movie Screening
Bronx Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, May 22
@ 6:30 p.m.
Films at the Schomburg
Films at the Schomburg: The Gospel According to André
Join us for an evening of film and conversation with André Leon Tally. André Leon Tally has been a fixture in the world of fashion for so long that it’s difficult to imagine a time when he wasn’t defining the boundaries of great style. Kate Novack’s intimate portrait, The Gospel According to André takes viewers on an emotional journey from André’s roots growing up in the segregated Jim Crow South to become one of the most influential tastemakers and fashion curators of our times. Novack’s film…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Tue, May 22
@ 6:30 p.m.
The 1960s
FILM SCREENING: Eye on the 60s: Photography of Rowland Scherman
In keeping with National Photograph Month and our ongoing tribute to the 1960s, Grand Central Library will be screening Eye on the 60s The Iconic Photography of Rowland Scherman! A fascinating recollection of a remarkable era in American History--the 1960's, seen through the work of noted "Life Magazine" photographer Rowland Scherman. Learn of key moments and people from someone on the inside-- JFK, The The March On Washington, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, LBJ, RFK, and Woodstock. It's all here--an o…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Wed, May 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
The 1960s
Youth For Change: Activism In The 1960s
Join us as we look back while moving forward! Create your own protest signs on topics that are meaningful to you while watching a film screening of a documentary about activism during the 1960s through our NYPL Kanopy collection. Afterward, share and discuss your protest sign and converse and engage in a group discussion about activism in the United States, and how it relates to our current politics and presidency. How can we influence and effect change in the future? --- The 1960's was a wate…
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 24
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
Luke Skywalker's peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega . Directed by Rian Johnson. 152 mins
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Fri, May 25
@ 2:45 p.m.
Teen Movie Time
Join us for a screening of popular movies at High Bridge Branch Public Library in the teen room!
High Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, May 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Books to Movies: Harry Potter (#1)
Join us this month as we read and watch Harry Potter! We hope you’ll join us in your finest wizarding robes when we watch the movie! May 22: Book Discussion May 25: Movie Screening
Bronx Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, May 26
@ 2 p.m.
Postponed
The 1960s
At the Movies-POSTPONED
Bullitt Lt. Frank Bullitt must baby-sit a Chicago gangster for 48 hours before he testifies against his brother. But when hit men snuff the witness, Bullitt won't be stopped in his quest for vengeance. Join us for a screening of a full length feature film. Free Admission. For ages 13 and up. Please be advised of mature themes and language in some of the films that will be shown. Inquire in person or via phone for more information. Coming Soon: June 2 - Marnie June 9 - A Patch of Blue…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults
Tue, May 29
@ 12 noon
The 1960s
Kanopy Screening:After the Fair-The legacy of the 1964 worlds’ fair
A look at the legacy of the 1964-65 New York World's Fair and how it still influences us today. --- The 1960's was a watershed era in American history and the spirit of the decade never truly left us. We hope to address this momentous time through rich programming for all ages that commemorates, celebrates, and explores the 1960's. Check out this page for more events and information!
Bloomingdale Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, May 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
Children's Film Screening: Ferdinand
Ferdinand is a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistake for a dangerous beast, and torn from his home, he must rally a band of misfits for an epic adventure to return to his family. Follow the nonstop fun and laughs! Join us every Tuesday for Children's films!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, May 30
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Great Feats of Feet
David Vaughan was the archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years and Frederick Ashton and His Ballets, and was the dance historian in residence of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division from 2012 onward, holding monthly screenings of his favourite dance films and videos. David Vaughan passed away on October 28, 2017 but the Dance Division will continue the screening series in his honor. Tap dance legend Brenda Bufalino will present on her seminal film about…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Wed, May 30
@ 5 p.m.
Film Screening: The Phantom Thread
Phantom Thread (2017; 130 mins.) Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson. Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, May 31
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Eddy (Nick Moran) convinces three friends to pool funds for a high-stakes poker game against local crime boss Hatchet Harry (P.H. Moriarty). Harry cheats and Eddy loses, giving him a week to pay back 500,000 pounds or hand over his father's pub. Desperate, Eddy and his friends wait for their neighbors to rob some drug dealers, and then rob the robbers in turn. After both thefts, the number of interested criminal parties increases, with the four friends in dangerously over their heads. Starring:…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Thu, May 31
@ 4:30 p.m.
Family Movie Night: Despicable Me 3 (2017)
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 Despicable Me 3 (2017). Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.
South Beach LibraryAdults,
50+,
Children,
Families,
Adults
Thu, May 31
@ 6 p.m.
16mm Film Nights
16mm Film Screening: Phyllis and Terry
Please join us for a special 16mm film screening from the reserve video collections of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, highlighting our Lower East Side neighborhood. Phyllis and Terry (1964; 35 mins.) 16mm. Dir: Carol and Eugene Marner. A documentary film on the lives and thoughts of two teen-age Black girls on the Lower East Side of New York City. Reveals their characters, their charm, and their dignity.
Tompkins Square LibraryAdults
Fri, June 1
@ 12 noon
The 1960s
Kanopy Screening: Stonewall Uprising
In this 90-minute film, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE draws upon eyewitness accounts and rare archival material to bring this pivotal event to life. Based on David Carter's critically acclaimed book, Stonewall: The Riots that Sparked the Gay Revolution --- The 1960's was a watershed era in American history and the spirit of the decade never truly left us. We hope to address this momentous time through rich programming for all ages that commemorates, celebrates, and explores the 1960's. Check out this…
Bloomingdale Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, June 1
@ 1 p.m.
First Friday Matinees: Pariah
In celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, join us for a screening of award-winning director Dee Rees’s (Mudbound, Bessie) debut feature film, which follows the coming-out experience of seventeen-year-old Alike, played by Adepero Oduye, who lives in Fort Greene with her parents and younger sister. The film is “stunningly shot,” writes Grace Barber-Plentie for BFI, showcasing the innovative cinematography of Bradford Young. “To watch Adepero Oduye,” writes A.O. Scott for the New York Times, “is to expe…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, June 2
@ 2 p.m.
The 1960s
At the Movies
Marnie Alfred Hitchcock's love stories start where others fail to go! The more he loved her . . . The more she hated him . . . For trying to unravel her secret! Join us for a screening of a full length feature film. Free Admission. For ages 13 and up. Please be advised of mature themes and language in some of the films that will be shown. Inquire in person or via phone for more information. Coming Soon: June 9 - A Patch of Blue June 16 - Yours, Mine & Ours June 23 - My Fair…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults
Sat, June 2
@ 2 p.m.
REEL TO READ Film Screening | This Beautiful Fantastic
Saturdays from 2-4 PM The page meets the screen at REEL TO READ, a curated series of independent and classic cinema. These free screenings, hand-picked by librarians, local authors, and film experts, include a Recommended Reads list based on the movie. This Beautiful Fantastic (2016) A contemporary fairy tale revolving around the unlikely of friendship between a reclusive young woman with dreams of being a children's book author and a cantankerous widower, set against the backdrop of a beau…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 76Adults
Mon, June 4
@ 11 a.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
(CEIS) Eastchester Library Employer Pop-Up Recruitment Event
(CEIS) Career, Education and Information Services is pleased to announce our Pop-Up Recruitment Events, a fast, simple approach for employers to identify, screen and review credentials, as well as select potential employees for their organizations. Please join us, and meet with Recruiters who are screening candidates for: Retail - Manufacturing - Warehouse Associates - Construction Flaggers - Restaurant Workers - Airport Cabin Cleaners - Health Care Professionals - Baggage Handlers Wheelc…
Eastchester LibraryAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Thu, June 7
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: Jumanji (1995)
When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game. Starring: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt. Directed by Joe Johnston. 104 mins.
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Thu, June 7
@ 6 p.m.
Troublemakers: Resistance through Filmmaking
Screening historical works from the Library's 16mm film collection that document and embody the counterculture movement of the 1960s. Presented as part of Carnegie Hall's city-wide festival The 60's: The Years That Changed America. Starting May 7th at 8am, reserve your seat for free HERE. (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, wh…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, June 9
@ 2 p.m.
The 1960s
At the Movies
A Patch of Blue Love is color blind. Join us for a screening of a full length feature film. Free Admission. For ages 13 and up. Please be advised of mature themes and language in some of the films that will be shown. Inquire in person or via phone for more information. Coming Soon: June 16 - Yours, Mine & Ours June 23 - My Fair Lady June 30 - (to be announced) --- The 1960's was a watershed era in American history and the spirit of the decade never truly left us. We hope to ad…
Fort Washington LibraryAdults
Sat, June 9
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: Black Panther (2018)
After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa is drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people. Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan. Directed by Ryan Coogle…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Sat, June 9
@ 2 p.m.
REEL TO READ Film Screening | The Two Horses of Genghis Khan (2009)
Saturdays from 2-4 PM The page meets the screen at REEL TO READ, a curated series of independent and classic cinema. These free screenings, hand-picked by librarians, local authors, and film experts, include a Recommended Reads list based on the movie. The Two Horses of Genghis Khan: A Mongolian Woman Searches for Pieces of Her Heritage A promise, an old, destroyed horse head violin, and a song believed lost lead the singer Urna back to Outer Mongolia. Her grandmother was forced to destroy he…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 76Adults
Mon, June 11
@ 11 a.m.
Canceled
Programs on Demand
(CEIS) Jerome Park Library Employer Pop-Up Recruitment Series
(CEIS) Career, Education and Information Services is pleased to announce our Pop-Up Recruitment Events, a fast, simple approach for employers to identify, screen and review credentials, as well as select potential employees for their organizations. Please join us, and meet with Recruiters who are screening candidates for: Retail - Manufacturing - Warehouse Associates - Construction Flaggers - Restaurant Workers - Airport Cabin Cleaners - Health Care Professionals - Baggage Handlers Wheelc…
Jerome Park LibraryAdults
Tue, June 12
@ 12 noon
Kanopy Screening:Reel In The Closet
A film tech discovers the real lives of queer people in the past by restoring hundreds of never before seen home movies dating back to the 1930s. But time is running out to save what's left before the films are destroyed by unknowing or unaccepting families of those who made them.
Bloomingdale Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, June 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
16mm Film Nights
Film Screening: Man Alive Series' The Black American Dream in 16mm
Filmed in 1971 as a part of the British Broadcasting Corporation’s “Man Alive” documentary series, The Black American Dream is a study of Black Power and its influence within the Black community. The film examines the historical significance behind the idea and its development from the Black Panthers to Jesse Jackson. Included are interviews with leaders such as Stokely Carmichael.
Seward Park Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Adults
Tue, June 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
FILM SCREENING: THE IMMIGRANT
In honor of Immigrant Heritage Month, Grand Central Library is hosting a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s classic The Immigrant (1916). The film stars Charlie Chaplin's “Tramp” character as an immigrant coming to the United States accused of theft on his voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, and who falls in love with a beautiful young woman along the way. Immediately following the screening we invite you to stay for a brief conversation with about some of the ways the New York Public Library is sup…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Tue, June 12
@ 7 p.m.
Immigrant Heritage Month Awareness
Immediately following our 6:30PM screening of Charlie Chaplin's The Immigrant we invite you to stay for a brief conversation with about some of the ways the New York Public Library is supporting Immigrant Heritage Month. This includes system-wide programs and events celebrating our cultural diversity. Additionally, we will share Immigrant Heritage Month-related programming and services that our branch is offering throughout month of June and beyond!
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
Adults
Wed, June 13
@ 5 p.m.
Film Screening: Dunkirk
Dunkirk (2017; 106 mins.) Dir: Christopher Nolan. Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, June 14
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: Barefoot in the Park (1967)
In this film based on a Neil Simon play, newlyweds Corie (Jane Fonda), a free spirit, and Paul Bratter (Robert Redford), an uptight lawyer, share a sixth-floor apartment in Greenwich Village. Soon after their marriage, Corie tries to find a companion for mother, Ethel (Mildred Natwick), who is now alone, and sets up Ethel with neighbor Victor (Charles Boyer). Inappropriate behavior on a double date causes conflict, and the young couple considers divorce. Starring: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda.…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Thu, June 14
@ 4:30 p.m.
Family Movie Night: The Incredibles (2004)
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 The Incredibles (2004). A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.
South Beach LibraryAdults,
50+,
Children,
Families,
Adults
Thu, June 14
@ 6:30 p.m.
Community Conversations
Film Screening & Discussion : Class Divide
The Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side Presents a film screening of: Class Divide (74 mins), Marc Levin and Daphne Pinkerson’s thought-provoking HBO documentary that offers a timely look at the widening divide between the “haves” and “have nots” in the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC. Young people on both sides of the wealth gap offer insight into the challenges of inequality today. After the film, please stay for a community discussion: Our Neighbors, Ourselves : Building from…
Seward Park Library, Children's RoomAdults,
50+,
Families,
Immigrants,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wed, June 20
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
A Midsummer Night's Dream
David Vaughan was the archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years and Frederick Ashton and His Ballets, and was the dance historian in residence of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division from 2012 onward, holding monthly screenings of his favourite dance films and videos. David Vaughan passed away on October 28, 2017 but the Dance Division will continue the screening series in his honor. Dance Historian Lynn Garafola will present the perennial Spring favorite…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Sat, June 23
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: Annihilation (2018)
Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, a biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply. Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson. Directed by Alex Garland. 115 mins.
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
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