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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: Hacksaw Ridge
The extraordinary true story of conscientious objector Desmond T. Doss who saved 75 men in Okinawa, during the bloodiest battle of WWII, without firing a single shot. Believing that the war was just but killing was nevertheless wrong, he was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. As an army medic Doss single-handedly evacuated the wounded near enemy lines - braving enemy fire and putting his own life on the line. He was the first conscientious objector to…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Canceled
Dance Away at the Library
Learn some easy Swing moves with a professional instructor from DanceSport (reg. classes held at 34th b/w 5th & 6th) and dance the afternoon away at the library! Then stick around to dance along with the screening of the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra at Mid-Summer Night Swing. Made possible by a generous donation from the Turtle Bay Association. Subject to change based on interest - please RSVP by emailing LauraStein@nypl.org Regretfully, this workshop has been canceled.
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
Saturday Matinee: the Red Shoes
Join us for a special matinee screening of the 1948 classic, The Red Shoes. Directed by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. Starring Moira Shearer.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Lincoln Center Local Screening - Harlem Renaissance Orchestra on our big screen.
Lincoln Center partners with Grand Central Library to bring film screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. Come dance along to the film on our big screen! For over 25 years, the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra has continued to feed the fire of the Big Band Era. Keeping alive the tradition of their mentor, the late, great tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet, they closed out the 2012 Midsummer Night Swing season with their crowd-pleasing night of hard-swinging Big Band clas…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, March 27
@ 11 a.m.
Movie Matinee
You don't have to wait in line to see that new release anymore! Come relax and enjoy a free screening of a new film from our collection each week. Our upcoming films are: Mar. 6: Florence Foster Jenkins Mar. 13: Arrival Mar. 20: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Mar. 27: The Girl on the Train
Hamilton Fish Park Library, AuditoriumAdults
Mon, March 27
@ 12:30 p.m.
Monday Matinee
Join us for a movie screening at the library!
Dongan Hills LibraryAdults
Mon, March 27
@ 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!
South Beach LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Mon, March 27
@ 4 p.m.
Movies for Adults
Come join us for a classic movie screening.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Tue, March 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Children's Film Screening: Pete's Dragon
When a mysterious 10 year old boy turns up claiming to live in the woods with a giant green dragon, it's up to a forest Ranger, Grace and young Natalie to unlock the secrets of the where the boy came from. 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, March 29
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
The Dance Historian Is In: José Limón UPDATE
UPDATED 3/16/2017 David is unable to host March 29th screening, (not to worry, he's doing well), but we are thrilled to announce that Carla Maxwell, Legacy Director of the José Limón Dance Foundation, and Sarah Stackhouse, one of the company's leading stagers of Limón's work will be stepping in to lead the screening. Both Carla and Sarah were also principal dancers with the company. Please join us on Wednesday, it's going to be a wonderful program! Seating is first come, first served. Prog…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, March 30
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: ¡Three Amigos! (1986)
Three cowboy movie stars from the silent era – Dusty Bottoms (Chevy Chase), Lucky Day (Steve Martin) and Ned Nederlander (Martin Short) – are fired when one of their movies bombs. In what seems to be a career-saving offer, young Mexican woman Carmen (Patrice Martinez) offers them a high-paying gig in her village. The three jump at the opportunity, expecting to do their typical act, but Carmen believes they are really heroes and asks them to rid her village of bad guy El Guapo (Alfonso Arau). Ru…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Thu, March 30
@ 3 p.m.
Movie: Angela's Ashes (1999)
Come join us for a screening of Angela’s Ashes. Based on the best-selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty in the slums of pre-war Limerick. Starring Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens and Michael Legge. Directed by Alan Parker. Run time: 145 minutes, Rated R
Great Kills LibraryAdults
Thu, March 30
@ 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, March 30
@ 6:15 p.m.
Seward Park Library 16 MM Film Screening
Seward Park Library 16 mm Film Screening Thursday, March 16, 6:15 pm -7:15 pm "Smiling Madame Beudet" 1922, 25 minutes, directed by Germaine Dulac "The Girl in the Arm-Chair" 1912, directed by Alice Guy-Blache Thursday, March 30, 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm "Too Wise Wives" 1921, 90 minutes, directed by Lois Weber
Seward Park Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, April 3
@ 12:30 p.m.
Monday Matinee
Join us for a movie screening at the library!
Dongan Hills LibraryAdults
Mon, April 3
@ 4 p.m.
Movies for Adults
Come join us for a classic movie screening.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Thu, April 6
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: Westworld (1973)
Two businessmen vacation in a recreated 1880’s frontier town, with realistic robot inhabitants. But when a programming error causes the androids to turn deadly, the two men are involved in a horrific battle for their lives against a gunslinger who is as lethal as he is unstoppable. Written and directed by Michael Crichton. Running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Fri, April 7
@ 1:30 p.m.
First Friday Matinees: The Fits
Join us for a free screening of The Fits! The film will begin promptly at 1:30 PM on the second floor of the library. This underrated coming of age tale from 2015 is the psychological portrait of an 11-year-old girl growing up in Cincinnati’s West End. Toni, a tomboy who trains as a boxer at the gym, becomes entranced by a dance troupe. Upon joining, she discovers a mysterious, uncontrollable fainting spell has overtaken the group. This debut film from Anna Rose Holmer is equal parts thrillin…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, April 8
@ 1 p.m.
Deepwater Horizon Screening
The West Farms branch of the New York Public Library will be screening Deepwater Horizon. The film stars Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell. The film is rated PG-13.
West Farms Library, Community RoomAdults
Sat, April 8
@ 1 p.m.
dance cuba Dreams of Flight
Cuba in Motion: A Day of Cuban Dance Cinema dance cuba Dreams of Flight Produced and directed by Cynthia Newport, dance cuba Dreams of Flight "is a breathtakingly beautiful film by any standard" and a unique expression of Cuban culture in all its profound and complex glory. Central figures include Carlos Acosta, Lorna Feijoo, Alicia Alonso and Fernando Alonso. To celebrate the Library's recent acquisition of Newport's dance cuba collection, join us for a special screening of the feature…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, April 8
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: Fences
Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's (Jovan Adepo) chance to meet a college football recruiter. Running Time: 2 hours and 19 minutes
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, April 8
@ 3:30 p.m.
Time Dead Time Alive
Cuba in Motion: A Day of Cuban Dance Cinema Time Dead Time Alive A cinematic mediation by Guston Sondin-Kung on the legacy of Elfriede Mahler, an American dance choreographer and one of the founders of Cuba’s modern dance school that sought asylum in Cuba immediately following the revolution in 1959. Following the screening, join a conversation with filmmaker Sondin-Kung and other special guests. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a fi…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, April 10
@ 12:30 p.m.
Monday Matinee
Join us for a movie screening at the library!
Dongan Hills LibraryAdults
Mon, April 10
@ 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, April 10
@ 4 p.m.
Movies for Adults
Come join us for a classic movie screening.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Thu, April 13
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: Billy Elliot (2000)
A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family. Running time: 1 hour and 51 minutes
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Sat, April 15
@ 2 p.m.
The Nance - Lincoln Center Local Screening
Enjoy this previously recorded performance on our big screen at the library! Nathan Lane gives the performance of a lifetime as Chauncey Miles, a comedian of the 1930s who plays gay men for laughs – at least on stage. With a touching love story at its core, Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-nominated play is also a fond and funny tribute to the golden age of burlesque. This program contains language or scenes that some may find objectionable. Viewer discretion is advised. Runtime: 2h15m1s…
Grand Central Library, Community Room
McKee High School
Adults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Sat, April 15
@ 3 p.m.
Lincoln Center Local - Afropunk
"Afropunk" has become synonymous with "open-minded", "non-conforming", and "unconventional". Join us for a special FREE screening that will sample this soulful music. Lincoln Center Local free screenings are video recordings of previously aired events. Open to all ages.
St. George Library Center, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Children,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Mon, April 17
@ 12:30 p.m.
Monday Matinee
Join us for a movie screening at the library!
Dongan Hills LibraryAdults
Mon, April 17
@ 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, April 17
@ 2 p.m.
African Immigrant Heritage Day
As part of Immigrant Heritage Week, join the Harry Belafonte 115th Street Branch for an afternoon celebration of African immigrants. The event will include: 2:00 PM Tour of the Library, including information on how to get a Library card 2:15 PM Film screening of Queen of Katwe (Disney, 2016, rated PG), the story of a young Ugandan girl who sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess 4:15 PM 30-minute community discussion of topics relevant to the c…
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Children
Mon, April 17
@ 4 p.m.
Movies for Adults
Come join us for a classic movie screening.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Mon, April 17
@ 6:30 p.m.
Rewind: 'Best of' Film Series
As part of the Schomburg's rich history of collecting and preserving cinema of or featuring black talent across the African diaspora, we are thrilled to partners with the BlackStar Film Festival, African Film Festival, Inc., and UrbanWorld Film Festival, as we spotlight a selection of narratives from each of these festivals that express diverse global black experiences by emerging and established independent filmmakers. SCREENING SCHEDULE April 17: A Moving Image In a world of uncertainty an…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Tue, April 18
@ 6:30 p.m.
Rewind: 'Best of' Film Series
As part of the Schomburg's rich history of collecting and preserving cinema of or featuring black talent across the African diaspora, we are thrilled to partners with the BlackStar Film Festival, African Film Festival, Inc., and UrbanWorld Film Festival, as we spotlight a selection of narratives from each of these festivals that express diverse global black experiences by emerging and established independent filmmakers. SCREENING SCHEDULE April 17: A Moving Image In a world of uncertainty an…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Wed, April 19
@ 6:30 p.m.
Rewind: 'Best of' Film Series
As part of the Schomburg's rich history of collecting and preserving cinema of or featuring black talent across the African diaspora, we are thrilled to partners with the BlackStar Film Festival, African Film Festival, Inc., and UrbanWorld Film Festival, as we spotlight a selection of narratives from each of these festivals that express diverse global black experiences by emerging and established independent filmmakers. SCREENING SCHEDULE April 17: A Moving Image In a world of uncertainty an…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Thu, April 20
@ 2 p.m.
Ava DuVernay's 13th - Special Film Screening
This Academy Award nominated documentary by the acclaimed director of Selma, explores how the 13th Amendment led to mass incarceration in the United States.
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Thu, April 20
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Blacksmith Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) to save his love, the governor's daughter (Keira Knightley), from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead. Running time: 2 hours and 23 minutes
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Sat, April 22
@ 1 p.m.
The Magnificent Seven Screening
The West Farms branch of the New York Public Library will be screening The Magnificent Seven. The film stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke. The film is rated PG-13.
West Farms Library, Community RoomAdults
Sat, April 22
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: Silence
Two 17th-century Portuguese missionaries, Father Sebastian Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Francisco Garupe (Adam Driver), embark on a perilous journey to Japan to find their missing mentor (Liam Neeson). While there, the two men minister to the Christian villagers who worship in secret. If caught by feudal lords or ruling samurai, they must renounce their faith or face a prolonged and agonizing death. Running Time: 2 hours and 41 minutes
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, April 24
@ 12:30 p.m.
Monday Matinee
Join us for a movie screening at the library!
Dongan Hills LibraryAdults
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