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Today
@ 2 p.m.
TeenLIVE
NYC Teen Author Festival: Friday Symposium
Join us at the Library for an day full of conversation! Some of your favorite YA writers who write about New York City will be discussing New York City and the role it plays in their works. Check out all of the NYC Teen Author Fest Events on nyctaf.com. 2:00 – Introduction 2:10-2:50: The Flavors of Human Evil A discussion of putting a face to human evil in YA fiction, and how human monsters are the most terrifying of them all. Laurie Halse Anderson Tiffany Jackson Justine Larbalestier…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Today
@ 6 p.m.
Mid-Sentence: Writers in Conversation | Alexandra Kleeman, Patty Yumi Cottrell, Ariana Reines
FREE - Doors to the Corner Room open at 5:30 PM. As elements of feminism enter the cultural mainstream, traces of gender norms continue to shape our responses to women--both on and off the page. Enter the Feminine Grotesque: The woman who makes a spectacle of herself, who won't behave--the woman who is unregulated, always too much or not enough. Why do we still find it so frightening when women spill past their own boundaries, taking on shapes in excess of social norms and expectations? And h…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Sat, March 25
@ 11 a.m.
Women in Comics Con
WinC-Con is an annual comic and arts convention in the heart of America's cultural center: New York. We are a gathering of writers, artists, and other content creators coming together to celebrate women in the creative arts! Join us for engaging panel discussions, browsing vendors, and expanding your knowledge base of creators and works available; diverse creators and characters alike! WinC-Con is a fast-growing convention that puts marginalized voices on the forefront. Get access to hard to fin…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Sat, March 25
@ 1 p.m.
TeenLIVE
NYC Teen Author Festival: Saturday Symposium
Join us for the penultimate day of the Teen Author Festival! Hear from amazing YA authors about their works and their lives. For a full schedule of NYC Teen Author Festival events, visit nyctaf.com. 1:10-1:50 – Questioning Identity, Questioning Authority The questioning of identity and authority are two themes that run throughout YA literature, often with profound overlap. On this panel, we’ll talk about the relation between the two, and how…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, March 25
@ 1 p.m.
Education @ the Schomburg
Piecing Me Together: Author Talk with Renee Watson
Join the Schomburg Junior Scholars Program and author Renee Watson for a conversation on her book, Piecing Me Together. Book Description: Jade believes she must get out of her poor neighborhood if she's ever going to succeed. Her mother tells her to take advantage of every opportunity that comes her way. And she has. She accepted a scholarship to a mostly-white private school and even Saturday morning test prep opportunities. But some opportunities feel more demeaning than helpful—like an invit…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, March 25
@ 2 p.m.
Women in STEM
Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about extraordinary history-makers and heroes! Kids will explore women who were influential in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields through storytelling and hands on activities.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomSchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, March 25
@ 2:30 p.m.
Bop: Manhattan Saxophone Quartet Performs Music by Contemporary Women
The versatile and adventurous Manhattan Saxophone Quartet joins the Library’s year-long celebration of pioneering women artists with concert of works by Katerina Kramarchuk, Joan Tower, Hilary Tann, Paule Maurice, Jennifer Higdon and others. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program 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…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, March 27
@ 7 p.m.
Women's Jazz Festival: Ella, Ella: A Centennial Celebration of Mama Jazz
This annual tradition in honor of Women’s History Month features some of the best-known and unsung female performers in jazz today. Our 2017 festival will celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial birthday and continued influence on the evolution of jazz. "Ella, Ella: A Centennial Celebration of Mama Jazz!" is slated for four consecutive Mondays–March 6, 13, 20, and 27. Each night will explore the multi-dimensional music, life, and legacy of this jazz legend. The festival’s guest curators are criti…

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
JCC Manor Road
Adults
Tue, March 28
@ 11 a.m.
NY Women’s Chambers of Commerce: The Latino Association of Beauty Professionals, Inc. (LABPI) Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, March 28
@ 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
Tue, March 28
@ 1:30 p.m.
LEAD Professional Development Program for Young Women Immigrants (ages 18-35) Information Session
If you are a young woman immigrant between the ages of 18-35, join the LEAD Professional Development Program! In this 8 week workshop series, you will learn all about: the job search process, resume writing, US work culture, interview skills, networking, public speaking, teamwork, and much more! The workshop will be held on Tuesdays, from 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM, beginning April 4 and running through May 23. Interested? Please attend an information session on March 21 or March 28 at 1:30 PM in the Co…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults,
Immigrants
Wed, March 29
@ 12 noon
What Were They Thinking?:Behaviors & Attitudes that can Ruin a Job Interview
The focus of this workshop will be to offer job seekers guidance in the area of interviewing. Janice R. Jenkins, MSEd, MS, NCC, has 15 years of experience in the workforce development field. She has worked with populations including out of school youth; women immigrants; low income, unemployed, and formerly incarcerated persons. She will be reading brief excerpts from her book, What were they thinking?: behaviors & attitudes that can ruin a job interview. RSVP: Janice 718-285-2282
Parkchester LibraryAdults
Wed, March 29
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Women Writers
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! All readings will take place on the First Floor - Room 101 March 2017 — Women Writers Wednesday, March 1, 1:00 PM Tuesday, March 7, 4:00 PM Who's Irish? by Gish Jen The narrator, a Chinese grandmother, struggles to understand her half-Irish granddaughter's upbringing through the lens of her Chinese culture. My Mother, the Crazy African by Chimamanda Ngozie Adi…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, March 30
@ 6 p.m.
The Neapolitan Novels of Elena Ferrante: a Five Session Course
In an interview with the Paris Review, Elena Ferrante stated, “The text contains more than we imagine.” This seminar engages with the internationally renowned Neapolitan Quartet as it follows two women who live through tumultuous social, cultural and political times. There is much to be explored and discussed as the novels are intelligent and psychological, tender and fierce, brutal and nuanced. We will explore the Quartet’s mythic qualities, created in the landscape of Naples and revealed th…
Jefferson Market Library
River School
Adults
Fri, March 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Women in History Month - Rosa Parks Mosaic Series (Teens)
Teens, join us for a series of programs featuring Rosa Parks, as we celebrate Women In HIstory Month. We will spend an hour each, in our three part series creating a mosaic poster which we will display upon completion.
West New Brighton Library, Main FloorTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, April 1
@ 2 p.m.
Everyday Archives: Caribbean Edition
Do you have archival materials related to and/or from the Caribbean in your personal collection? Bring them into the Schomburg for this fun-filled workshop with The Caribbean Memory Project! Dawn Cumberbatch and Kevin A. Browne will be with us for a day filled of storytelling, document scanning, and archival collection organizing! (Pictured: "Three women from Guadeloupe," Photographer: Augustus F. Sherman, Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library) @SchomburgCenter #EverydayA…
Countee Cullen Library, AuditoriumAdults
Mon, April 3
@ 6 p.m.
Biblio File
Contemporary Classics Book Discussion: March
Mid-Manhattan Library, Room 101 (First Floor) Monday, April 3, 2017 6 - 7 PM All are Welcome. Looking for a little something to liven up your Monday? Join us after work for our monthly Contemporary Classics Book Discussion at the Mid-Manhattan Library! This month we feature March, Geraldine Brooks' luminous second novel that imagines the Civil War experiences of Mr. March, the absent father in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. Reserve your copy here. About the Book: An idealistic Conc…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers
Mon, April 3
@ 7 p.m.
Letters Home
Throughout the tumultuous years of the mid-20th century, Sylvia Plath's writing provided a voice for women everywhere, striving for equality and understanding. Today the legendary novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Rose Leiman Goldemberg continues to forge new pathways for women writers into the 21st century. As the Library celebrates the acquisition of the Goldemberg archive, witness two pioneering women writers collaborating across time with a staged reading featuring Kathleen Chalfant of…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, April 4
@ 11 a.m.
NY Women’s Chambers of Commerce: The Latino Association of Beauty Professionals, Inc. (LABPI) Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, April 4
@ 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
Tue, April 4
@ 7 p.m.
The Public Theater Mobile Unit Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, directed by Saheem Ali
The Public Theater Mobile Unit Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night Directed by Saheem Ali From schools to homeless shelters, prisons to community centers, the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit brings Shakespeare to the people, and the people to Shakespeare. This season, the Mobile Unit celebrates 60 years of igniting dialogue and fostering new connections with a vibrant new production of the gender-bending, heart-mending comedy, Twelfth Night. When a young shipwrecked immigrant named Viola takes a chan…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Wed, April 5
@ 6 p.m.
Jazz @ the Library with the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music
Details to follow.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Thu, April 6
@ 6 p.m.
Education @ the Schomburg
Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Black Athletes and the Freedom Struggle
From Muhammad Ali to the Williams sisters, the symbolic politics of black athletes have galvanized the black revolt for social justice. In this edition of our Conversations in Black Freedom Studies series, Johnny Smith examines the complicated blood brotherhood between Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and Malcolm X, while Jennifer Lansbury explores the criminally neglected history of black women champions inlcuding Alice Coachman, Althea Gibson, Wilma Rudolph, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Most black athle…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, April 6
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Family Business Series Part 1: Professionalizing Your Family Business
Warner Babcock Marcy Syms Online registration is necessary and is done through the NYC Family Enterprise Center -- click here to register. Warner Babcock and Marcy Syms will discuss taking the initial steps toward professionalizing a family-owned business. Learn how to put in place steps that will help you grow the business and avoid costly mistakes that can damage both the business and the family’s relationships. The topics covered include: How to work more effectively with family m…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Sat, April 8
@ 7 p.m.
After Party: Cuban Moves in the Cafe
Cuba in Motion: A Day of Cuban Dance Cinema After Party: Cuban Moves in the Cafe Yesenia Fernandez-Selier guides an interactive exploration and celebration of Afro-Cuban music and dance traditions. Learn the customary rhythms, gestures, and folklore that fuels the island's music and dance heritage. About Yesenia Fernandez-Selier: Cuban born performer and researcher, Yesenia Fernandez Selier is currently a media, culture and communication PhD candidate at New York University-Steinhart . Y…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Tue, April 11
@ 11 a.m.
NY Women’s Chambers of Commerce: The Latino Association of Beauty Professionals, Inc. (LABPI) Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, April 13
@ 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, April 14
@ 11 a.m.
Women and Retirement
Women and Retirement It's never too early (and, conversely, never too late) to address your retirement needs. Don't procrastinate! Learn what you should be doing to take control of your financial future by attending our workshop on retirement planning for women. Sara specializes in working with female marketing professionals, attorneys, and young families in the New York tri-state. Her passion is providing positive impact to women and supporting female empowerment in all of its forms w…
New Amsterdam LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, April 15
@ 2 p.m.
Share Group for Women
Survival Instinct-The Network (SITNET) will be hosting a Share Group for Women where women are encouraged and empowered by speaking up about real situations and have conversations that matter about health, fitness, family, and more.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomAdults
Mon, April 17
@ 10:30 a.m.
La Leche League Meeting
Bring questions on any aspect of breastfeeding. You'll meet La Leche League leaders who can assist you. Meetings are open to any interested women; babies and expectant mothers are welcome. You'll also have a chance to meet other local new mothers.
Inwood LibraryParents/Caregivers
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
@ 11 a.m.
NY Women’s Chambers of Commerce: The Latino Association of Beauty Professionals, Inc. (LABPI) Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults
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
@ 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, April 20
@ 6:30 p.m.
Rewind: 'Best of' Film Series
As part of the Schomburg's rich history of collecting and preserves 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. (Pictured: Fredi Washington and Louise Beavers in a scene from the motion p…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Fri, April 21
@ 3 p.m.
Women and Retirement
Women and Retirement It's never too early (and, conversely, never too late) to address your retirement needs. Don't procrastinate! Learn what you should be doing to take control of your financial future by attending our workshop on retirement planning for women. Sara specializes in working with female marketing professionals, attorneys, and young families in the New York tri-state. Her passion is providing positive impact to women and supporting female empowerment in all of its forms w…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, April 22
@ 1 p.m.
Women and Retirement
Women and Retirement It's never too early (and, conversely, never too late) to address your retirement needs. Don't procrastinate! Learn what you should be doing to take control of your financial future by attending our workshop on retirement planning for women. Sara specializes in working with female marketing professionals, attorneys, and young families in the New York tri-state. Her passion is providing positive impact to women and supporting female empowerment in all of its forms w…
City Island LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, April 25
@ 11 a.m.
NY Women’s Chambers of Commerce: The Latino Association of Beauty Professionals, Inc. (LABPI) Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, April 25
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
African-American Genealogy: Resources and Research Methods
From 1565 to 1790, Africans surpassed Europeans among the roughly one million newcomers to what would become the United States. A majority of these nearly 360,000 men and women crossed in bondage. Centuries of local and federal laws related to the livelihood of black Americans have created a complex paper trail of genealogical resources. This class aims to provide introductory historical context and recommend basic research methods in the pursuit of African-American family history.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
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