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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, April 27
@ 1 p.m.
Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
Engage in the joy and challenge of reading, memorizing, and acting Shakespeare! In this eight-week course (plus culminating event), we will delve into the demands and pleasures of Shakespeare, mindful that the plays weren’t written as ‘literature’ but as texts for actors to perform. Every class session will include a brief physical and vocal warm up. No acting experience necessary! The course will culminate in a final performance of select monologues and scenes. Classes will meet Thursdays…
Tompkins Square Library, Basement50+,
Adults
Thu, April 27
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: Cool Runnings (1993)
When a Jamaican sprinter (Leon Robinson) is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach (John Candy) to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team. Running time: 1 hour and 38 minutes
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Thu, April 27
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Kids Story & Screen
Enjoy fun kids stories through a read-a-loud and an accompanying short video screening. Ages 2-6.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, April 27
@ 5 p.m.
A screening of the documentary: Fordham SDS
Please join us for a screening of the documentary Fordham SDS followed by a discussion with Director Bert Schultz and a few members of Fordham SDS, featured in the documentary. Bert Schultz graduated from Fordham University in 1970 and was a member of the Fordham Students for a Democratic Society. Notes from Director Bert Schultz The 1960s on college campuses are usually portrayed in movies and documentaries as an idyll of peace and love, punctuated by antiwar mad bombers from Ivy League scho…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Thu, April 27
@ 7 p.m.
Reunification: A film by Alvin Tsang
Synopsis: When his mother and two siblings first emigrated from Hong Kong to Los Angeles in the early 1980s, six-year-old Alvin was forced to stay behind with his working, and consequently absent, father. Spending the following three years often alone in an empty apartment, he longed for his family’s reunification. However, upon Alvin and his father’s arrival to America, that dream was utterly and permanently shattered under circumstances the filmmaker has yet to fully comprehend to this day. R…
53rd Street Library, TheaterAdults
Fri, April 28
@ 3 p.m.
Film Friday: Moana (PG)
In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. Discover Grand Concourse's movie theater expereince! Rated PG, this screening is open to everyone .
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren
Fri, April 28
@ 3 p.m.
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, April 28
@ 3 p.m.
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, April 28
@ 3 p.m.
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)
Sat, April 29
@ 1 p.m.
16mm Poetry Film Screening and Poetry Slam! Pull My Daisy & Ladies and Gentleman, Mr. Leonard Cohen
April is National Poetry Month, and the Mulberry Street Library is celebrating with a rare screening of two 16mm films featuring some crucial 20th century wordsmiths. The screening will be followed by a poetry reading by audience members who would like to share their work! Bring some poems with you to read aloud. You can read poems written by yourself, or, you can share poems by other poets that you find inspiring. Pull my daisy - Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie. (1959) Allan Ginsberg, Gregory…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Sat, April 29
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: Passengers
On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim and Aurora face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction until they discover the ship is in grave danger. With the lives of 5,000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, May 1
@ 10:30 a.m.
Law Day
LAW DAY 2017 Film Screening: Loving
Law Day is held on May 1st every year to celebrate the role of law and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the role that the law plays in our democracy and in our lives. Each year, organizations around the country host a variety of activities to engage communities around a legal theme. This year, The New York Public Library will host a series of conversations, activities, and workshops around the 2017 theme: The Fourteenth Amendment: Transforming American Democracy. In honor of Law Day, the…
Baychester LibraryAdults
Mon, May 1
@ 12:30 p.m.
Monday Matinee
Join us for a movie screening at the library!
Dongan Hills LibraryAdults
Mon, May 1
@ 4 p.m.
Law Day
LAW DAY 2017 Film Screening: Loving
Law Day is held on May 1st every year to celebrate the rule of law and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the role that the law plays in our democracy and in our lives. Each year, organizations around the country host a variety of activities to engage communities around a certain legal theme. The 2017 theme is: The Fourteenth Amendment: Transforming American Democracy. In honor of Law Day, the Sedgwick Library will be screening the film Loving. The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a c…
Sedgwick LibraryAdults
Mon, May 1
@ 4 p.m.
Movies for Adults
Come join us for a classic movie screening.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Mon, May 1
@ 5 p.m.
78rpm Film Screening
Please join filmmaker Joel Schlemowitz for a screening of his recent documentary ode to the 78rpm record. Schlemowitz's visually stunning filmic celebration of a beloved audio format brings together performers, collectors, and even member of the NYPL staff! A Q&A with the filmmaker and the curator of the NYPL's Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, Jonathan Hiam will follow the screening, Doors open at 4:45, but come early or plan to stick around after the event to experien…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Mon, May 1
@ 6 p.m.
WHITE HORSE Documentary and Filmmaker's Talk
FIRST TIME in the Tompkins Square library in dedication of the 31-year anniversary of the catastrophic Chernobyl nuclear accident short documentary screening and filmmaker's talk (Maryann De Leo) WHITE HORSE (2008, 17 min.) 20 years after the Chernobyl disaster, a man returns to his childhood home which he hasn't seen since he was evacuated a few days after the tragedy. Nominated for a Golden Bear (best short film): At the Berlinale , Berlin International Film Festival (Germany), and scr…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, May 4
@ 1 p.m.
Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
Engage in the joy and challenge of reading, memorizing, and acting Shakespeare! In this eight-week course (plus culminating event), we will delve into the demands and pleasures of Shakespeare, mindful that the plays weren’t written as ‘literature’ but as texts for actors to perform. Every class session will include a brief physical and vocal warm up. No acting experience necessary! The course will culminate in a final performance of select monologues and scenes. Classes will meet Thursdays…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, May 4
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: The Terminator (1984)
Disguised as a human, a cyborg assassin known as a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) travels from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton). Sent to protect Sarah is Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), who divulges the coming of Skynet, an artificial intelligence system that will spark a nuclear holocaust. Sarah is targeted because Skynet knows that her unborn son will lead the fight against them. With the virtually unstoppable Terminator in hot pursuit, she and Kyle attempt to escape. Runnin…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Fri, May 5
@ 1:30 p.m.
First Friday Matinees: Dazed and Confused
School's almost out! Join us for a free screening of Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused!" The film will begin promptly at 1:30 PM on the second floor of the library.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, May 6
@ 2 p.m.
Lincoln Center Local Screening - Mozart Celebration
View this pre-recorded concert on our big screen. This festive all-Mozart program features the exquisite Piano Trio in B-flat major, K. 502; the charming Horn Quintet in E-flat major, K. 407, and the exuberant Viola Quintet in C major. This season-closing program is performed by pianist Soyeon Kate Lee; violinists Benjamin Beilman and Ani Kavafian; violists Lily Francis and Paul Neubauer; cellist Timothy Eddy, and horn player Radovan Vlatkovic. Run time: 55 minutes
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, May 6
@ 2 p.m.
"My Life in China" Film Screening
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Chatham Square Library will host a film series in May which highlights the unique experiences of Chinese-Americans. On Saturday, May 6, we will screen Kenneth Eng's documentary My Life in China. Eng writes: "My father fled the Cultural Revolution in 1966. After risking his life to get to America, he started our family in Boston. But when his restaurant went bankrupt and my mom got sick, he began to feel like he’d failed at the Am…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, May 8
@ 12:30 p.m.
Monday Matinee
Join us for a movie screening at the library!
Dongan Hills LibraryAdults
Mon, May 8
@ 1 p.m.
Matinee Monday
Are you crazy about movies? Do you love lazy afternoons? Come to the library and join us for a free film screening! Please see the attached flyer for more information.
South Beach LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Mon, May 8
@ 4 p.m.
Movies for Adults
Come join us for a classic movie screening.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Tue, May 9
@ 5:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Intermediate Photoshop: Green-Screening and Effects
Learn how to set up a photo shoot and green-screen, then how to manipulate your images to create exciting composite shots in Photoshop. Then, learn to change the lighting using Photoshop’s lighting effects. This Class is taught on Mac Computers
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Wed, May 10
@ 6 p.m.
Film Screening: Casablanca
Casablanca (1942; 102 mins.) Dir: Michael Curtiz. In Casablanca, in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, May 11
@ 1 p.m.
Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
Engage in the joy and challenge of reading, memorizing, and acting Shakespeare! In this eight-week course (plus culminating event), we will delve into the demands and pleasures of Shakespeare, mindful that the plays weren’t written as ‘literature’ but as texts for actors to perform. Every class session will include a brief physical and vocal warm up. No acting experience necessary! The course will culminate in a final performance of select monologues and scenes. Classes will meet Thursdays…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, May 11
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Brought to the White House to receive a Congressional Gold Medal from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Broadway legend George M. Cohan (James Cagney) reflects on his life. Flashbacks trace Cohan's rise, from a childhood performing in his family's vaudeville act to his early days as a struggling Tin Pan Alley songwriter to his overwhelming success as an actor, writer, director and producer known for patriotic songs like "Yankee Doodle Dandy," "You're a Grand Old Flag" and "Over There." Runni…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Fri, May 12
@ 3 p.m.
Film Friday: SING (PG)
Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine. Discover Grand Concours…
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren
Sat, May 13
@ 2 p.m.
"Reunification" Film Screening and Q&A with Director Alvin Tsang
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Chatham Square Library will host a film series in May which highlights the unique experiences of Chinese-Americans. On Saturday, May 13, we will screen Alvin Tsang's documentary Reunification. In this deeply personal award-winning film that gives an insider view on the contemporary Asian American immigrant experience, divorce and family psychology, and the personal filmmaking process, filmmaker Alvin Tsang reflects on his family’s…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Sat, May 13
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: La La Land
Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, May 15
@ 12:30 p.m.
Monday Matinee
Join us for a movie screening at the library!
Dongan Hills LibraryAdults
Mon, May 15
@ 1 p.m.
Matinee Monday
Are you crazy about movies? Do you love lazy afternoons? Come to the library and join us for a free film screening! Please see the attached flyer for more information.
South Beach LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Mon, May 15
@ 4 p.m.
Movies for Adults
Come join us for a classic movie screening.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Tue, May 16
@ 10 a.m.
The Bronx Goes to Hollywood: Midnight in Paris
One Tuesday a month, we will be screening Hollywood films written by, directed by, or starring men and women from the Bronx. Our next film, showing at 10 AM on May 16, will be Midnight in Paris, the 2011 comedy written and directed by Bronx native Woody Allen. The film stars Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams. Columbia Pictures | PG-13 | 1h 34min | Comedy
Parkchester LibraryAdults
Tue, May 16
@ 6:30 p.m.
Reunification: A Film Screening and Q&A with Alvin Tsang
REUNIFICATION (2015) Synopsis: In this deeply personal award-winning film that gives an insider view on the contemporary immigrant experience, divorce and family psychology, and the personal filmmaking process, filmmaker Alvin Tsang reflects on his family’s migration from Hong Kong to Los Angeles in the early 1980s - fraught with betrayal from his parents’ divorce, economic strife and communication meltdown between parents and children. This poetic exploration of many unresolved years mov…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, May 18
@ 1 p.m.
Acting Shakespeare for Seniors
Engage in the joy and challenge of reading, memorizing, and acting Shakespeare! In this eight-week course (plus culminating event), we will delve into the demands and pleasures of Shakespeare, mindful that the plays weren’t written as ‘literature’ but as texts for actors to perform. Every class session will include a brief physical and vocal warm up. No acting experience necessary! The course will culminate in a final performance of select monologues and scenes. Classes will meet Thursdays…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, May 18
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Having concluded a case, detective Hercule Poirot (Albert Finney) settles into what he expects will be a relaxing journey home aboard the Orient Express. But when an unpopular billionaire is murdered en route, Poirot takes up the case, and everyone on board the famous train is a suspect. Using an avalanche blocking the tracks to his advantage, Poirot gradually realizes that many of the passengers have revenge as a motive, and he begins to home in on the culprit. Running time: 2 hours and 7 minu…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Sat, May 20
@ 2 p.m.
"Aviatrix: The Katherine Sui Fun Cheung Story" Film Screening
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Chatham Square Library will host a film series in May which highlights the unique experiences of Chinese-Americans. On Saturday, May 20, we will screen Ed Moy's Aviatrix: The Katherine Sui Fun Cheung Story. Aviatrix is an award-winning documentary film that chronicles the inspiring story of Katherine Sui Fun Cheung, who defied racial and gender barriers in pursuit of her dream of flying during the Golden Age of Aviation in the 1930…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
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