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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
Abe Lincoln in the 21st Century
A Performance Reading in the Style of Radio Drama with the Music of American Composers "Abe Lincoln in the 21st Century" Abe Lincoln at Cooper Union, New York, 1860. David Houston as Abe Lincoln in a light-hearted portrait of our most literary president—drawn from Lincoln's letters, speeches and poetry that portray a witty and wise statesman who speaks to us as if he lives today and understands our most pressing, confusing and amusing concerns. Script Adaptation by Dav…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
Art Talks
What Does Blue Sound Like? | Joseph Celli, Ellen Hackl Fagan, Hap Tivey | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Joseph Celli composer, radio producer and virtuoso on double reed; and Hap Tivey artist and an early pioneer in the California Light and Space movement; join Ellen Hackl Fagan to converse about Fagan’s site-specific Art in the Windows exhibition What Does Blue S…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Mon, May 1
@ 11 a.m.
Law Day
Law Day 2017: Workshop on Voting Rights
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 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. Please join us at the…
Washington Heights LibraryAdults
Mon, May 1
@ 12 noon
Law Day
Law Day 2017: Workshop on Voting Rights
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 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. Please join us at the…
53rd Street LibraryAdults
Mon, May 1
@ 1 p.m.
Law Day
Law Day 2017: Workshop on Voting Rights
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 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. Please join us at the…
Woodlawn Heights LibraryAdults
Mon, May 1
@ 1 p.m.
Law Day
Law Day 2017: Workshop on Voting Rights
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 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. Please join us at the…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults
Mon, May 1
@ 2 p.m.
Law Day
Law Day 2017: Workshop on Voting Rights
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 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. Please join us at the…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, May 1
@ 3 p.m.
Law Day
Law Day 2017: Workshop on Voting Rights
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 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. Please join us at th…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Mon, May 1
@ 4 p.m.
Law Day
Law Day 2017: Learn About Equal Protection at Seward Park
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 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. Please join Julie Suk,…
Seward Park LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, May 1
@ 4 p.m.
Law Day
Law Day 2017: Workshop on Voting Rights
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 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. Please join us at the…
Mott Haven Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Mon, May 1
@ 5 p.m.
Women's Health
Learn about common health risks, screenings and healthy lifestyle tips. Presented by Empire BlueCross BlueSheild.
Clason's Point LibraryAdults
Mon, May 1
@ 5:30 p.m.
Law Day
Law Day 2017: Workshop on Voting Rights
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 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. Please join us at the…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
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
Tue, May 2
@ 11 a.m.
NY Women’s Chambers of Commerce: The Latino Association of Beauty Professionals, Inc. (LABPI) Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, May 2
@ 6 p.m.
LEAD ROUNDTABLE Professional Development Program for Young Women Immigrants Information Session
LEAD Professional Development Program for Young Women Immigrants LEAD is an 8-week free professional development program for young immigrant women (ages 18-35 years old) that combines skills training, teamwork, and leadership development. Key goals are to support and prepare you better for access to college and/or for job search, entry into the workforce, and employment. Through a series of 8 interactive workshops, participants learn about: Job search process Resume writing US w…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers
Wed, May 3
@ 3 p.m.
Scene-It @ the Library - Feature Films
Join us on Wednesdays for viewings of incredible feature films! May 3, 2017 Title: Hidden Figures (2hrs&7mins) A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions. May 10, 2017 Title: Solace(1hr&41mins) A psychic works with the FBI to help them hunt down a serial killer. May 17, 2017 Title: The Fantastic Beast And Where to Find Them (2Hrs &13mins)…
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
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 - ZIEGFELD GIRL (1941)
ZIEGFELD GIRL (1941), 132 min., b&w. Directed by ROBERT Z. LEONARD & BUSBY BERKELEY. Starring JAMES STEWART, JUDY GARLAND, HEDY LAMARR, Lana Turner, Tony Martin, Jackie Cooper, Ian Hunter, Charles Winninger, Edward Everett Horton, Philip Dorn, Paul Kelly, Eve Arden, Dan Dailey, Al Shean. Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the Broadway spectacle. ADMISSION FREE
96th Street LibraryAdults
Thu, May 4
@ 6 p.m.
"Nature" in Medieval Culture
The word “nature” has a bizarrely broad range of meanings. This single word can refer to the true character of any thing or being, animal and plant life in general, or a backyard. When referring to people, the concept of “nature” can be nefariously used to explain apparently essential differences between men and women, or people of different ethnicities. “Nature” is sometimes the antonym of “culture,” sometimes of “science,” sometimes of “nurture.” How did we get here? In this course, we will ta…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Fri, May 5
@ 2 p.m.
Oral History
Walk with a Librarian: Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem Neighborhood Tour
This neighborhood walking tour is part of Jane's Walk at Municipal Art Society. Jane's Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about, and celebrate their neighborhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane's Walk is more of a walking conversation. "There's a long history of music in Marcus Garvey Park, site of the Harlem Cultural Festival, a series of concerts known as 'Black Woodstock.'" Who has a masterf…
Harlem LibraryAdults
Sat, May 6
@ 12 noon
The Bronx Book Fair
A Great Day for Book Lovers in the Bronx. The Bronx Book Fair is dedicated to engaging and growing the community of poets and writers in the Bronx and to connecting to readers and book lovers of all ages. 11:00-7:00 Authors Signings Browse books from over 25 authors/publishers in the Bronx Library Center’s spacious lower level. AUDITORIUM 12:00-12:10 Welcome/Opening Remarks (Auditorium) Michael Alvarez, Associate Director for the Central Bronx Neighborhood Libraries at The New York Pu…
Bronx Library CenterAdults,
Families
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
Sat, May 6
@ 2 p.m.
Human Rights Law 101
Human Rights 101 This workshop introduces participants to basic concepts, protections and obligations under the New York City Human Rights Law. Specific topics include prohibited discriminatory practices in employment, housing, public accommodations, as well as bias-based harassment and biased-based profiling by law enforcement. Protected classes under each of these areas are described in detail. Recent additions to protected classes in employment under The Law are discussed, including the…
Stapleton Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, May 9
@ 11 a.m.
NY Women’s Chambers of Commerce: The Latino Association of Beauty Professionals, Inc. (LABPI) Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, May 9
@ 12 noon
Gotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Auditorium doors open at 11:45 a.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, May 10
@ 3 p.m.
Scene-It @ the Library - Feature Films
Join us on Wednesdays for viewings of incredible feature films! May 3, 2017 Title: Hidden Figures (2hrs&7mins) A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions. May 10, 2017 Title: Solace(1hr&41mins) A psychic works with the FBI to help them hunt down a serial killer. May 17, 2017 Title: The Fantastic Beast And Where to Find Them (2Hrs &13mins)…
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Wed, May 10
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Meme Machines | Siri Hustvedt, Ellen K. Levy | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
Haidara Library Nexus, 2016. Acrylic paint and gel painted over archival print, 68 x 38 inches FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. That libraries can mirror the mind and its idiosyncrasies of thought is an old idea. Novelist Siri Hustvedt and multi-media artist and scholar Ellen K. Levy discuss th…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Wed, May 10
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Watch the livestream here Historian Holger Hoock in conversation with Lapham's Quarterly founder and editor, Lewis Lapham. When we think of the American Revolution, we think of brave patriots coming together to resist a tyrannical ruler in defense of noble ideals. It’s a stirring narrative, one the Founders did their best to encourage after the war. The truth, Holger Hoock argues, is far more complex: the Revolution was not only a high-minded battle over principles; it was also a profoundly vi…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
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
@ 6 p.m.
"Nature" in Medieval Culture
The word “nature” has a bizarrely broad range of meanings. This single word can refer to the true character of any thing or being, animal and plant life in general, or a backyard. When referring to people, the concept of “nature” can be nefariously used to explain apparently essential differences between men and women, or people of different ethnicities. “Nature” is sometimes the antonym of “culture,” sometimes of “science,” sometimes of “nurture.” How did we get here? In this course, we will ta…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, May 11
@ 6 p.m.
Human Rights Law 101
Human Rights 101 This workshop introduces participants to basic concepts, protections and obligations under the New York City Human Rights Law. Specific topics include prohibited discriminatory practices in employment, housing, public accommodations, as well as bias-based harassment and biased-based profiling by law enforcement. Protected classes under each of these areas are described in detail. Recent additions to protected classes in employment under The Law are discussed, including th…
125th Street LibraryAdults
Fri, May 12
@ 1 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library Presents Book to Movie Adaptations: Shopgirl
Walt Disney Pictures Rating R, Runtime 106 minutes, Release Year 2005; Director Anand Tucker Synopsis Steve Martin wrote the screenplay and served as co-producer for this screen adaptation of his short novel, which takes a witty but bittersweet look at a young woman and the two men involved with her. Mirabelle Buttersfield (Claire Danes) is an aspiring artist in her mid-twenties who, after graduating from college, moved to Los Angeles, where she works at the glove counter of an upscale depa…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Fri, May 12
@ 3 p.m.
The Craft of Writing
Erica Obey, Catherine Maiorisi and Marvin Kaye share their insights on the Craft of Writing. Erica Obey pursued an academic career specializing in the women folklorists of the nineteenth century, before she decided she’d rather be writing the stories herself. Today, there are three places you can find Erica when she’s not writing: on a hiking trail, in her garden, or taking tea at a nearby stately home – all in the name of research, of course! She is the author of two mysteries, Back to the…
Baychester LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Fri, May 12
@ 4 p.m.
Take the Stage! Teen Performing Arts Festival--Teen Resource Center Open Mic
The second annual Take the Stage! Teen Performing Arts Festival at the Chatham Square Library kicks off with an exciting Open Mic event featuring young performers from the Teen Resource Center (affiliated with the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center).
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
K-12 Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children,
Teachers
Fri, May 12
@ 7 p.m.
Library Listen Fest 2017: Grooves and Bits
A showcase of the Library's most historic and noteworthy recorded sound artifacts... The Library's Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound are the second largest sound collection in America. Captured on disks, tapes, and hard drives, a vast universe of sound is safely stored in stacks deep underneath the Lincoln Center campus. To raise awareness for these treasured, vulnerable recordings, the Library presents a festival of casual, café listening events. Reserve your general…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Sat, May 13
@ 12 noon
Money Matters
Couples and Finance: Time for the MoneyTalk!
One secret to "living happily ever after" is to communicate well and to agree on financial goals and spending priorities. Kim Bourne, a Certified Financial Planner shares techniques to help you and your partner build a financially secure future together. Kim Bourne CPA CFP® is the owner of a boutique financial services firm. At Playfair Planning Services, Kim advises financially independent women, successful entrepreneurs and young professionals. As a financial advisor, Kim’s role in…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Sat, May 13
@ 1 p.m.
Instant Shakespeare Company: Love’s Labour’s Lost
Love’s Labour’s Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies. It follows the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to forswear the company of women for three years of study and fasting, and their subsequent infatuation with the Princess of France and her ladies.
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sat, May 13
@ 2 p.m.
Poetry Reading with Naomi Replansky
SAVE THE DATE! On Saturday, May 13, at 2:00 p.m. Naomi Replansky will present her poetry at the Morningside Heights Branch of the NYPL (2900 Broadway, at 113th St.) Just days before her 99th birthday, Naomi Replansky will recite in her singularly passionate voice poems she has composed over a lifetime of social engagement. Born in the Bronx to an immigrant Russian- Jewish family, she wrote her first poem when she was nine and a half years old. Factory work, the Holocaust, racial violence and…
Morningside Heights, Community RoomAdults
Sat, May 13
@ 3 p.m.
LILIA! a one woman show by Libby Skala
LILIA! written & performed by Libby Skala Saturday, May 13 at 3 pm Lilia Skala flees Nazi-occupied Austria and works her way out of a NY zipper factory to an acting career culminating in Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe award nominations. Libby Skala captures her grandmother’s indomitable spirit in a heart-warming one-woman show that explores the influence a grandmother can have on a young woman’s life. “Marvelous! One actor cloaked in magic! Libby Skala is magnetic!” THE NEW YORK TIMES…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
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