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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, September 13
@ 2:30 p.m.
St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble Subway Series
The acclaimed St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble performs music for winds by Barber, Beach, Ligeti, and Paquito D’Rivera, as part of its Subway Series tour of the five boroughs. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seati…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, October 14
@ 6 p.m.
Jean Michel Basquiat: The Notebooks | Fred “Fab 5 Freddy” Brathwaite, Al Diaz, Michael Holman, Carlo McCormick, Mary Ann Monforton, Larry Warsh | An Art Book Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Celebrating the publication of Jean Michel Basquiat: The Notebooks a facsimile edition of eight composition books produced by the artist, and The Unknown Notebooks exhibition featuring them at Brooklyn Museum, Carlo McCormick moderates a panel discussion featuring Basquiat's close friends and collaborators Fred "Fab 5 Freddy" Brathwaite, Al Diaz, Michael Holman, Mary Ann Monforton, and Larry Warsh. Focusing primarily on this previously little-known bo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Tue, October 20
@ 9:15 a.m.
Media Studies class orientation
As she has each term, Prof. Bethany Jacobson has brought her Media Studeis classes at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY for an orientation class and exhibition analysis visit. They visited the archival and circulation collections and had in-depth sessions about curating andresearch in Headshots and Alice Live! Please note, the attendance was very small since a major subway problem kept almost half of this class away.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterCollege & Graduate Students
Tue, October 20
@ 9:15 a.m.
Media Studies class orientation
As she has each term, Prof. Bethany Jacobson has brought her Media Studeis classes at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY for an orientation class and exhibition analysis visit. They visited the archival and circulation collections and had in-depth sessions about curating andresearch in Headshots and Alice Live! Due to a subway failure, many expected members of the class were unable to attend. Some joined the 10/21 class visit.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterCollege & Graduate Students
Wed, March 30
@ 6 p.m.
Vik Muniz | Vik Muniz, Arthur Ollman | An Artist Dialogue Series
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. To celebrate the publication of Vik Muniz, the acclaimed artist discusses his extraordinary work with Arthur Ollman, author of the new book and Founding Director of the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego. Vik Muniz is best known for his joyful, quirky, dark, and occasionally mind-boggling work that riffs on popular photographic imagery, referencing social icons and cultural realities and juxtaposing these themes in fascinating ways. The new book…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Wed, May 25
@ 6 p.m.
One World Trade Center | Judith Dupré, Yoram Eilon, Patrick J. Foye, Kenneth A. Lewis, Carla Swickerath | Architectural Explorations in Books Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at how One WTC was planned, designed, built, and funded by those who were intimately involved in this controversial, unprecedented building project. Judith Dupré moderates what promises to be a lively discussion between architect Kenneth A. Lewis of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; engineer and Senior Vice President of Building Structures Yoram Eilon WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff; architect and master planner Carla Swicker…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Wed, September 21
@ 6 p.m.
Art Talks
What Makes a Great City? | Alex Garvin, Regina Myer, Dan Biederman, Michael Kimmelman | Architectural Explorations in Books Series Event
FREE — Auditorium doors open at 5:30PM. Chicago Lakeshore, 2008, Alexander Garvin Find out what makes a great city—not a good city or a functional city but a great city. Join Alex Garvin, Regina Myer, and Dan Biederman, for a discussion with The New York Times’ Michael Kimmelman about the attributes of great cities and what other cities can learn and replicate. A great city is not an exquisite, completed artifact but a dynamic, constantly changing place that residents and their leaders can…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Sat, October 15
@ 12 noon
Postponed
Teen Movie Time
Come and Join is in the month of October for our Teen Movie: Ghostbusters!!! "Two paranormal researchers (Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy) join fdorces with a nuclear engineer (Kate McKinnon) and a subway attendant (Leslie Jones) to fight off a slew of ghosts that have invaded New York City." Beginning at 12PM in the Community Room. Light refreshments will be provided.
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, October 15
@ 2 p.m.
Chinese in America Film Series - Short Films by Maya Yu Zhang and Patrick Chen
Chatham Square Library, located in the heart of Chinatown, celebrates the diverse stories and experiences of those with Chinese heritage with our new Chinese in America Film Series. In our second installment of this series, we present short films written and directed by Maya Yu Zhang and Patrick Chen. Maya Yu Zhang will present her shorts M A R K E D and My Sister Swallowed the Zoo. My Sister Swallowed the Zoo investigates an ordinary phone call between a mother and daughter, taking the audien…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, November 1
@ 4 p.m.
Movie Tuesdays @ 125th: GHOSTBUSTERS (2016)
125th Street Presents: November Movie Tuesdays GHOSTBUSTERS (2016) November 1st, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. 125th Street Branch Library Two paranormal researchers join forces with a nuclear engineer and a subway attendant (Leslie Jones) to fight off a slew of ghosts that have invaded New York City. Eventually, they come face-to-face with an evil entity who can control human beings.
125th Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, November 14
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Subway Beats: Celebrating New York City Buskers, with Kurt Boone, a native New Yorker, freelance writer, and poet.
This illustrated lecture showcases performers who collectively express the soul of the Big Apple while entertaining thousands of commuters and visitors daily. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Fri, November 18
@ 12 noon
Film Matinee @ Melrose Library — Ghostbusters (2016)
Friday –November 18, 2016 @ 12PM COMMUNITY ROOM (LOWER LEVEL) 116 Minutes; Columbia Pictures Inc. 2016 STARRING – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. DIRECTOR – Paul Feig SYNOPSIS –Two paranormal researchers (Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy) join forces with a nuclear engineer (Kate McKinnon) and a subway attendant (Leslie Jones) to fight off a slew of ghosts that have invaded New York City. Eventually, they come face-to-face with an evil enti…
Melrose LibraryAdults
Thu, December 1
@ 4 p.m.
Teen Movies @ Sedgwick: Ghostbusters (2016)
GHOSTBUSTERS (2016) Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat. Rated: PG-13 Directed by: Paul Fieg
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, December 17
@ 1:30 p.m.
Movie Day: Ghostbusters
Two paranormal researchers (Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy) join forces with a nuclear engineer (Kate McKinnon) and a subway attendant (Leslie Jones) to fight off a slew of ghosts that have invaded New York City. Eventually, they come face-to-face with an evil entity who can control human beings. Chris Hemsworth co-stars as the ladies' hunky receptionist. Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) directed this reboot of the 1980s franchise; Ivan Reitman, director of both the original film and Ghostbusters II,…
Mosholu Library, AuditoriumTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, December 22
@ 2 p.m.
Thursday Afternoon Film Matinee Presents: Ghostbusters
GHOSTBUSTERS Synopsis: Following a ghostly invasion of Manhattan, two paranormal enthusiasts, a nuclear engineer, and a subway worker band together to stop the otherworldly threat. Director: Paul Feig Starring: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Charles Dance Rated PG-13 | 116 minutes | Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. | 2016 UPCOMING FILM -December 29th: Café Society *Please Note: Films are subject to change and/or cancellation. Open captioni…
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, January 6
@ 2 p.m.
January Movie Matinee
Come join us on Friday afternoons for our free Movie Matinee at the Soundview Library! This month we will be watching movies with Denzel Washington! January 6, 2017 Safe House (R) 114 min When a CIA-operated safe house is targeted by a group of bad guys, the facility's house-sitter is tasked with the dangerous job of moving the criminal who is being hidden there to another secure location. January 13, 2017 Training Day (R) 120 min Ethan Hawke stars as Ja…
Soundview LibraryAdults
Fri, January 13
@ 2 p.m.
January Movie Matinee
Come join us on Friday afternoons for our free Movie Matinee at the Soundview Library! This month we will be watching movies with Denzel Washington! January 6, 2017 Safe House (R) 114 min When a CIA-operated safe house is targeted by a group of bad guys, the facility's house-sitter is tasked with the dangerous job of moving the criminal who is being hidden there to another secure location. January 13, 2017 Training Day (R) 120 min Ethan Hawke stars as Ja…
Soundview LibraryAdults
Fri, January 20
@ 2 p.m.
January Movie Matinee
Come join us on Friday afternoons for our free Movie Matinee at the Soundview Library! This month we will be watching movies with Denzel Washington! January 6, 2017 Safe House (R) 114 min When a CIA-operated safe house is targeted by a group of bad guys, the facility's house-sitter is tasked with the dangerous job of moving the criminal who is being hidden there to another secure location. January 13, 2017 Training Day (R) 120 min Ethan Hawke stars as Ja…
Soundview LibraryAdults
Fri, January 27
@ 2 p.m.
January Movie Matinee
Come join us on Friday afternoons for our free Movie Matinee at the Soundview Library! This month we will be watching movies with Denzel Washington! January 6, 2017 Safe House (R) 114 min When a CIA-operated safe house is targeted by a group of bad guys, the facility's house-sitter is tasked with the dangerous job of moving the criminal who is being hidden there to another secure location. January 13, 2017 Training Day (R) 120 min Ethan Hawke stars as Ja…
Soundview LibraryAdults

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