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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 1:30 p.m.
Saturday Matinee: Night of the Iguana
Night of the Iguana (1964; 125 mins.) Dir: John Huston. A defrocked Episcopal clergyman leads a bus load of middle-aged Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and come to terms with the failure haunting his life. Starring Ava Gardner, Richard Burton.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Today
@ 2 p.m.
Poetry Reading - Finishing Line Press Women
Finishing Line Press Women Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mulberry Street Branch NYPL 10 Jersey St, New York, NY 10012 (212) 966-3424 with Amy Barone, Patricia Carragon, Karen Neuberg, Debora Lidov, Maria Lisella, Margaret McCarthy, Zara Raab Hosted by Patricia Carragon Amy Barone’s latest chapbook, Kamikaze Dance, is from Finishing Line Press. Her poetry has appeared in First Literary Review-East, Gradiva,Standpoint (UK), Paterson Literary Review, and Sens…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Wed, August 23
@ 6:30 p.m.
Summer Shorts: Jazz on a Summer's Day
Relics and Forgotten Gems Curated from the Reserve Film and Video Collection Wednesdays in August we’re bringing some of New York’s finest film experts to the Steven A Schwarzman Building, where they'll present one-time-only movie nights that they’ve curated from the Library for the Performing Arts’ 60-plus-year-old collection of 16mm films. Get out of the heat and watch wonderful and strange docs, shorts, tv movies, and features selected and presented in-person by curators from the Librar…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, August 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Movie at Melrose Library: Hidden Figures
Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world
Melrose LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 24
@ 4 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library presents New Releases Movie Night: LA LA Land
Synopsis Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Director for writer/director Damien Chazelle, and winner of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe® Awards, LA LA LAND is more than the most acclaimed movie of the year — it’s a cinematic treasure for the ages that you’ll fall in love with again and again. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams — and finding each other — in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love.…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Thu, August 24
@ 6 p.m.
16mm Film Screening: The Village on Film
Please join us for a screening of 16mm films from the special collections of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts! The Films: Village Sunday (1960; 13 mins.) A docudrama that captures the spirit of Greenwich Village on a Sunday afternoon, this lively film attests to the vast array of local residents, artists, and tourists that populate this New York City neighborhood. Features musicians, poets, and artists in and around Washington Square Park as well as processions from th…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Fri, August 25
@ 2 p.m.
Movies at 53rd: DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975)
Come to our Streets of New York Summer Film Festival. Beat the heat in our air-conditioned theater and see classics by great NY filmmakers, Fridays at 2 PM, through July and August.This Friday August 25th at 2 PM: Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, Al Pacino,1975) screened in the Community Room on the central level. Runtime:125 Minutes. Rated R
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, August 28
@ 3:15 p.m.
Movie Monday: La La Land (2016)
La La Land La La Land (2016) Monday, August 28, 3:15 PM PG 128Min Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Director for writer/director Damien Chazelle, and winner of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe® Awards, LA LA LAND is more than the most acclaimed movie of the year — it’s a cinematic treasure for the ages that you’ll fall in love with again and again. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams — and findi…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, August 30
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion Group: "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante
Join us at the Mulberry Street Library for a discussion of My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. You can pick up a copy at the library or reserve your copy here. Keynote: Soon to be an HBO series (2018), My Brilliant Friend is the first book in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan Quartet about two friends growing up in post-war Italy. This is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted family epic by Italy’s most beloved and acclaimed writer, Elena Ferrante. “One of the great novelists of our…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Wed, August 30
@ 7 p.m.
Planning for Sharing: The Science of Urban Design
Driven by curiosity and comaradie, the Lady Science Forum, sponsored by BioDigital, celebrates the cool work women do to advance science, tech, and field built on them. Join the Lady Science Forum (organizers) for an engaging discussion on urban planning. 8.5+ million New Yorkers, all of us commuting and using the city’s green spaces. Cities that work don't come out of thin air. Data, politics and shifting demographics shape the way that we coexist. Come meet some of the women who draw the plan…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Teachers,
Adults
Sat, September 9
@ 2:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library presents Hugh Wyatt of Phoebe's Fantasy: The Story of a Mafia Insider Who Helped Rescue Jazz
Please join veteran journalist Hugh Wyatt in a discussion of his new book, Phoebe’s Fantasy, which focuses on the role Jewish impresario Phoebe Jacobs played in cajoling the mafia and the music industry to help launch and preserve the careers of such black jazz pioneers as Eubie Blake, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Wynton Marsalis. She also saved the careers of Benny Goodman and Peggy Lee. Wyatt’s presentation will focus on how foreign countries also played…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, September 9
@ 2:30 p.m.
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course Saturdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm The basic elements of dramatic storytelling have not changed since the Ancient Greeks! In this exciting workshop, beginner students are introduced to those enduring components in a methodical and cumulative fashion: story and plot, action and conflict, character and motivation, dialogue and subtext, language and tone, and of course, dramatic structure. In addi…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, September 12
@ 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 September 26 and running through November 14. Interested? Please attend an information session on September 12 or 19 at 1:30 PM in…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults,
Immigrants
Tue, September 12
@ 6 p.m.
Small Business How-to Seminars
Google It! - Digital Marketing for Savvy Entrepreneurs
This is a hands-on workshop in a computer lab, and thus space is limited. Online registration will operate on a first registered, first served basis. REGISTER HERE. This May, Google launched a program in nine cities to offer free programming to help business owners become more proficient in online tools. The program targets minority and women owned businesses, in effort to bridge a digital divide. We have joined forces with Google to host a session at the Science, Industry & Business Lib…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 1Adults,
Businesspeople
Wed, September 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Between the Lines
MY SOUL LOOKS BACK by Jessica B. Harris
Jessica B. Harris, preeminent culinary scholar of the African Diaspora, cookbook author, and journalist, pens a memoir about a time in her life shaped by a romance with fellow college professor Sam Floyd, as well as friendships and chance encounters with cultural icons James Baldwin, Maya Angelou and Nina Simone. Harris will be in conversation with Carla Hall, Chef and co-host of ABC’s popular Emmy award-winning lifestyle series The Chew. A book book signing will follow. This is an official Bro…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers
Fri, September 15
@ 11 a.m.
El Festival del Libro/ Festival of Books 2017
Please join us for El Festival del Libro/Festival of Books 2017 - an event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and encouraging literacy and literature among youth and adults alike. It seeks to foster and promote Latino writers & authors in all genres of the written word. Now in its fifth year - the event will be held at the Bronx Library Center for the first time. El Festival del Libro/Festival of Books 2017 is sponored by AfterDark CATV PRO/La Fortaleza Project.
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Sat, September 16
@ 2:30 p.m.
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course Saturdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm The basic elements of dramatic storytelling have not changed since the Ancient Greeks! In this exciting workshop, beginner students are introduced to those enduring components in a methodical and cumulative fashion: story and plot, action and conflict, character and motivation, dialogue and subtext, language and tone, and of course, dramatic structure. In addi…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, September 19
@ 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 September 26 and running through November 14. Interested? Please attend an information session on September 12 or 19 at 1:30 PM in…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults,
Immigrants
Tue, September 19
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Art and Journalism, Past and Present: Eugene Richards, Sam Stephenson, and Arezoo Moseni
Explore the work of two seminal documentary photographers, captured in two beautiful new books: Gene Smith’s Sink, the new biography by Sam Stephenson on photography's most celebrated humanist, W. Eugene Smith; and The Run-On of Time, the first comprehensive and critical look at the work of Eugene Richards, a photographer following in Smith's tradition. Stephenson and Richards will speak with Arezoo Moseni to explore the tensions and overlaps of art and journalism, and the relevance and necessit…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thu, September 21
@ 5:30 p.m.
Jessie Chaffee Author Event
Jessie Chaffee comes to Muhlenberg to discuss and sign copies of her debut novel, Florence in Ecstasy. In Florence in Ecstasy, a young woman arrives in Florence from Boston, knowing no one and speaking little Italian. But Hannah is isolated in a more profound way, estranged from her own identity after a bout with starvation that has left her life and body in ruins. She is determined to recover in Florence, a city saturated with beauty, vitality, and food―as well as a dangerous history of sainth…
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, September 21
@ 6 p.m.
NEW FICTION BY RAIN MOUNTAIN PRESS: Gala book launch!
Thursday, September 21 at 6 pm! Join us for this special author reading! NEW FICTION BY RAIN MOUNTAIN PRESS! GALA BOOK LAUNCH FOR: Nava Renek Deborah Clearman Rosalind Palermo Stevenson Nava Renek is the author of two novels and a collection of short stories, Spiritland (2002), No Perfect Words (2009) and Mating In Captivity (2012) She also conceived of and edited Wreckage of Reason: An Anthology of XXperimental Prose By Contemporary…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, September 23
@ 10 a.m.
Book Discussion Group
Kips Bay’s Book Discussion 2017-2018 Saturdays at 10:00am September 23, 2017 Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein While flying an Allied fighter plane from Paris to England, Rose Justice, is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbr ck, the notorious women's concentration camp. Please pick up a copy from the Circulation Desk.
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Sat, September 23
@ 2:30 p.m.
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course Saturdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm The basic elements of dramatic storytelling have not changed since the Ancient Greeks! In this exciting workshop, beginner students are introduced to those enduring components in a methodical and cumulative fashion: story and plot, action and conflict, character and motivation, dialogue and subtext, language and tone, and of course, dramatic structure. In addi…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sun, September 24
@ 2 p.m.
Rafael Hernandez Music Festival
This annual concert honors the musical legacy of Rafael Hernandez, a.k.a El Jibarito, one of Puerto Rico's most prolific composers. The following musicians will be featured: Singer Gloria Mirabal (Ms. Mirabal is one of the best and enduring interpreters of the bolero) Balladeer Anibal Ayala, Cuatro master Luis Rodriguez (Mr. Rodriguez was Orquesta de Pacheco's Tres player for over 30 years. He also played with La Fania All-Stars and Sonora Poncena) Guitarist William Vazquez, Pianist-…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Tue, September 26
@ 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 ClassroomsAdults
Wed, September 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
Our Man In Jazz: Sonny Rollins Tribute
Theodore Walter “Sonny” Rollins is a living icon and one of jazz’s most influential tenor saxophonists. In celebration of our recent acquisition of the Sonny Rollins archive, filled with correspondence, notes, photographs, and more, this evening program will pay musical tribute to the icon and include highlights from his archive. Pop-up exhibition available throughout the evening Photo credit: ©Bernie Thrasher/Euclid Records/CTSIMAGES @SchomburgCenter #SonnyRollinsArchive First come, first se…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Sat, September 30
@ 2:30 p.m.
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course Saturdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm The basic elements of dramatic storytelling have not changed since the Ancient Greeks! In this exciting workshop, beginner students are introduced to those enduring components in a methodical and cumulative fashion: story and plot, action and conflict, character and motivation, dialogue and subtext, language and tone, and of course, dramatic structure. In addi…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, October 3
@ 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
Sat, October 7
@ 2:30 p.m.
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course Saturdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm The basic elements of dramatic storytelling have not changed since the Ancient Greeks! In this exciting workshop, beginner students are introduced to those enduring components in a methodical and cumulative fashion: story and plot, action and conflict, character and motivation, dialogue and subtext, language and tone, and of course, dramatic structure. In addi…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, October 10
@ 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, October 11
@ 7 p.m.
Conversations from the Cullman Center
What She Ate: Laura Shapiro and Francine Prose
Click here to reserve your free seats! There is no charge for attendance, however, seating is not guaranteed without reservations. All unclaimed seats are released 10 minutes before start time, so we recommend arriving early. Doors open at 6:30. Laura Shapiro and Francine Prose talk about Shapiro’s new book, What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food that Tells Their Stories. The six women Shapiro writes about are Dorothy Wordsworth, Rosa Lewis (an Edwardian-era Cockney caterer), Elea…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults
Fri, October 13
@ 7 p.m.
Theatre Library Association Book Awards 
For over 40 years the Theater Library Association has honored great accomplishments in theater and film scholarship with its annual book awards. Join us for an exciting ceremony dedicated to this year’s award-winning authors. With readings, archive display, and special guests, the Library is proud to host this annual celebration of theatre, film, writing, and research. Reserve your general admission seat HERE starting (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome de…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Sat, October 14
@ 2:30 p.m.
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course Saturdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm The basic elements of dramatic storytelling have not changed since the Ancient Greeks! In this exciting workshop, beginner students are introduced to those enduring components in a methodical and cumulative fashion: story and plot, action and conflict, character and motivation, dialogue and subtext, language and tone, and of course, dramatic structure. In addi…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, October 18
@ 12 noon
Women's Circle
Join us for a discussion on resources available for women. We will also discuss issues affecting in their daily lives.
Westchester Square LibraryAdults,
Families,
Immigrants,
Parents/Caregivers
Sat, October 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course Saturdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm The basic elements of dramatic storytelling have not changed since the Ancient Greeks! In this exciting workshop, beginner students are introduced to those enduring components in a methodical and cumulative fashion: story and plot, action and conflict, character and motivation, dialogue and subtext, language and tone, and of course, dramatic structure. In addi…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, October 24
@ 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
Thu, October 26
@ 5:30 p.m.
Book Chat, with Reading by Author Selina Siak Chin Yoke
Selina is an author of Malaysian-Chinese heritage who has an inspiring personal story. After being diagnosed with cancer, she found solace in writing, especially while reaching out to family members to learn more about the "old days" to create a truly compelling and personal narrative in her books. Her stories are deeply inspired by the women in her family, her great grandmother foremost, and stories she grew up listening to as a child. Ms. Siak will read from her book The Woman Who Breathed T…
Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library, Alvin Ailey Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, October 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course Saturdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm The basic elements of dramatic storytelling have not changed since the Ancient Greeks! In this exciting workshop, beginner students are introduced to those enduring components in a methodical and cumulative fashion: story and plot, action and conflict, character and motivation, dialogue and subtext, language and tone, and of course, dramatic structure. In addi…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, October 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
Jane Austen’s Music Library
With Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and other works, Jane Austen charmed her era and ours, while boldly blazing a trail that women writers continue to follow today. At home, it was music that fueled her literary creativity. She personally sang, played piano, and hand copied her favorite pieces of music. Now, through an innovative digital archive project at the University of Southampton, Austen’s music library has been shared with the world. The period instrument ensemble Broad…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, October 31
@ 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
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