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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, February 27
@ 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, February 27
@ 5:30 p.m.
Weill Cornell Medicine Wellness Series: Heart Health
Want to know the key to a healthy heart? Come join us for the Heart Health portion of the Weill Cornell Medicine Wellness Series at the Webster Library. Dr. Erica C. Jones, M.D. will be joining us to talk about the importance of a healthy heart. Dr. Jones is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the HeartHealth Program at Weill Cornell Medicine. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medi…
Webster LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Mon, February 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Before the Fires: An Oral History of African American Life in the Bronx from the 1930s to the 1960s, with Bob Gumbs, an artist, publisher, and author, and Mark Naison, Professor of History and African American Studies at Fordham University.
This illustrated lecture tells the personal stories of seventeen African-American men and women who lived in the South Bronx before the social and economic decline of the area that began in the late 1960s. 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
Tue, February 28
@ 11 a.m.
NY Women’s Chambers of Commerce: The Latino Association of Beauty Professionals, Inc. (LABPI) Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, February 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, February 28
@ 6 p.m.
Business Boost: Social Media Marketing Series
From Pins to Profits: Using Pinterest for Your Business
Charlie Conard Pinterest, the “visual bookmarking” site, is already the web’s 5th-largest source of referral traffic, and is social media’s #1 source of profits for small businesses, beating Facebook by 212% (!). Charlie Conard discusses strategies that can turn Pinterest into a "profit center" for entrepreneurs, consultants and small business owners. If your business is very visual and you have some great photos, Pinterest is likely an untapped opportunity for you. Appealing to a differen…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Wed, March 1
@ 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
Wed, March 1
@ 6 p.m.
Between Carnival and Purim: Brazilian and Jewish Cultural Encounter. An illustrated lecture with Alex Minkin
An Illustrated Lecture with Alex Minkin One of the first dialogues between Brazilian and Jewish cultures took place at a so-called Yiddish Avenue. This neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, where the majority of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe settled in the 1920s, was also referred to as Little Africa, with Jews and African Brazilians living side by side and attending samba performances on adjacent streets. In celebration of the Brazilian national holiday of Carnival, and less than two week…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomFamilies,
Immigrants
Thu, March 2
@ 6 a.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 LibraryAdults
Thu, March 2
@ 4 p.m.
Diversity in Art: A Film and Craft Program
"Picked." Directed by Kelsey Amelia Snelling This is an art program highlighting diversity. Participants will watch a short film titled "Picked" followed by a Dr Seuss storytime and a craft. Open to children age 4+. First Come, First Served. **Fun fact TODAY is Dr Seuss' birthday. Born March 2, 1904. We will celebrate diversity with a Dr Seuss theme! Film Description: A girl's quest for the "perfect" pumpkin sets her apart from her peers. PART OF REELABILITIES: NY DISABILITIES FIL…
67th Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Children
Thu, March 2
@ 4:30 p.m.
Women's Writing Group
Hannelore Hahn, who directed the International Women's Writing Guild for 37 years, hosts a monthly informal women’s writing & discussion group. Everyone welcome for discussion too!
67th Street LibraryAdults
Thu, March 2
@ 6 p.m.
ReelAbilities Film Festival 2017
Kills on Wheels Thursday, March 4 6 PM Genre: Action Comedy/Drama Director: Attila Till The Hungarian comedy-thriller "Kills on Wheels" follows the 20-year old wheelchair user Zoli and his physically disabled friend Barba Papa as they team up with wheelchair-bound hit man Rupaszov to offer their assassin services to the mafia. Soon they enter a surreal world of gangsters and guns, all the while coming to terms with their respective disabilities and how best to cope…
St. George Library CenterAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Thu, March 2
@ 6 p.m.
Education @ the Schomburg
Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: The Intersectional Black Panther History Project
DESCRIPTION The Intersectional Black Panther History Project is changing the leading man narrative and highlighting the stories of women’s struggles inside the revolution. This conversation about the Black Panthers will be led by Angela LeBlanc Ernest (The Most Qualified Person to Handle the Job: Black Panther Party Women, 1966-1982), Robyn Spencer (Associate Professor of History at Lehman College, City University of New York), Mary Phillips (The City University of New York (CUNY)-…
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
Fri, March 3
@ 9:30 a.m.
LEAD 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
Fri, March 3
@ 2 p.m.
ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival -- At Eye Level
9th Annual JCC Manhattan's ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival At Eye Level Friday, March 3, 2017 2 PM 100 min l Germany l Dwarfism 11-year-old Michi fights everyday for respect in the children's home. Then he meets his real dad, Tom –a dwarf, even shorter than Michi. Life and coping with Tom, shame, and disability tests their evolving relationship. Directed by Joachim Dollhopf and Evi Goldbrunner. NISE: The Heart of Madness Saturday, March 4, 2017 2 PM 108 min l Brazil l…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryPersons with Disabilities
Fri, March 3
@ 3 p.m.
SPECTRUM: A STORY OF THE MIND
"Spectrum: A Story of the Mind." Directed by Jill Jones An inventive animated and live action documentary about autism and sensory perception. Featuring Temple Grandin PART OF REELABILITIES: NY DISABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL MARCH 2-8, 2017 FOR FULL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION, VISIT: NY.REELABILITIES.ORG
67th Street LibraryAdults,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Early Childhood Educators,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children,
Teachers
Sat, March 4
@ 1 p.m.
Film: Equal Means Equal
During the 1970s Congress approved action on the Equal Rights Amendment and forwarded it to the states for ratification with a deadline for approval. The ERA fell 3 states short of ratification. Arguments against the ERA have since been proven to be false, and women have remained unprotected by the Constitution. EQUAL MEANS EQUAL offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala L…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Sat, March 4
@ 2 p.m.
My Feral Heart
"My Feral Heart." Directed by Jane Gill A sudden bereavement throws Luke, a fiercely independent young man with Down Syndrome, into a care home, where his frustration finds release in unexpected friendships and the revelation of long-buried secrets. PART OF REELABILITIES: NY DISABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL MARCH 2-8, 2017 FOR FULL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION, VISIT: NY.REELABILITIES.ORG
67th Street LibraryAdults,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers
Sat, March 4
@ 2 p.m.
ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival -- NISE: The Heart of Madness
9th Annual JCC Manhattan's ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival NISE: The Heart of Madness Saturday, March 4, 2017 2 PM 108 min l Brazil l Mental Health After leaving prison, Dr. Nise da Silveira returns to work in a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Refusing to employ the new and violent electroshock treatment for schizophrenics, she is ridiculed and starts the revolutionary practice of Occupational Therapy. Directed by Roberto Berliner. Carte Blanche Sund…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryPersons with Disabilities
Sat, March 4
@ 2 p.m.
Education @ the Schomburg
Schomburg Junior Scholars and Urban Word NYC Present: American/Unknown
The Schomburg Center Junior Scholars and Urban Word NYC are proud to celebrate the release of American/Unknown, the debut book of poetry by Junior Scholar alum Nkosi Nkululeko. Described by Jericho Brown as "a beautiful book of surreal lines that cut into the heart,” American/Unknown is the first title by Nkululeko, who has completed the Callaloo, Watering Hole and Conscious Language Fellowships in creative writing and the dramatic arts. He is a member of the I Sell the Shadow Collective and has…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults,
Book Lovers
Sat, March 4
@ 2:30 p.m.
Reelabilities 2017 Film Festival - How Sweet The Sound: The Blind Boys of Alabama
HOW SWEET THE SOUND: THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA Dir. Leslie McCleave 89 min, USA, Documentary Legendary gospel quartet The Blind Boys of Alabama has an amazing career—since meeting at a state-run, segregated vocational institute for the blind in the 1930s, they have toured continuously, amassing five Grammy Awards and universal acclaim. They soared through the golden era of gospel in the 1950s, experienced difficult times when rock ’n’ roll took over, and resurged with the Broadway hit Gospe…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sun, March 5
@ 2 p.m.
ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival -- Carte Blanche
9th Annual JCC Manhattan's ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival Carte Blanche Sunday, March 5, 2017 2 PM 106 min l Poland l Blindness Kasper, a high school history teacher, tries to hide his fading sight to save his job and dignity. Inspired by a true story. Directed by Jacek Lusinski. ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival presents award-winning films throughout NY, by/about people with different abilities. Initiated in 2007 by JCC Manhattan, ReelAbilities is the larg…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryPersons with Disabilities
Mon, March 6
@ 4:30 p.m.
Kills on Wheels
"Kills on Wheels." Directed by Attila Till In this wildly original dark comedy, two teenage boys living in a facility for children with disabilities befriend a gruff hitman who enlists them to be his accomplice wheelchair assassins. Hungary’s Oscar submission for Best Foreign Film. PART OF REELABILITIES: NY DISABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL MARCH 2-8, 2017 FOR FULL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION, VISIT: NY.REELABILITIES.ORG
67th Street LibraryAdults,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities
Mon, March 6
@ 6 p.m.
League of Professional Theatre Women: Oral History Project
A conversation with prominent women in theatre, as part of the League’s ongoing series which chronicles and documents the contributions of significant women in theatre. 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 advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission sea…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, March 6
@ 6 p.m.
ReelAbilities Film Festival 2017
Kills on Wheels Thursday, March 4 6 PM Genre: Action Comedy/Drama Director: Attila Till The Hungarian comedy-thriller "Kills on Wheels" follows the 20-year old wheelchair user Zoli and his physically disabled friend Barba Papa as they team up with wheelchair-bound hit man Rupaszov to offer their assassin services to the mafia. Soon they enter a surreal world of gangsters and guns, all the while coming to terms with their respective disabilities and how best to cope…
St. George Library CenterAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Mon, March 6
@ 6:30 p.m.
Homenaje a ilustres mujeres latinoamericanas
Homenaje a ilustres mujeres latinoamericanas Las tres integrantes de Fuego de Luna nos deleitarán con sus poemas además de presentar brevemente el legado de seis ilustres mujeres latinoamericanas: Antonieta Rivas Mercado, Carmen Mondragón (Nahui Ollín), Blanca Varela, Tilsa Tsuchiya, Chabuca Granda y Juana Azurduy. Cada integrante presentará dos mujeres destacadas y leerán poemas de su autoría. FUEGO DE LUNA Las integrantes de Fuego de Luna, Silvia Siller, Linda Morales Caballero y Maureen H…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Mon, March 6
@ 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…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Tue, March 7
@ 11 a.m.
NY Women’s Chambers of Commerce: The Latino Association of Beauty Professionals, Inc. (LABPI) Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, March 7
@ 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 7
@ 4 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
Tue, March 7
@ 6 p.m.
ReelAbilities Film Festival 2017
Kills on Wheels Thursday, March 4 6 PM Genre: Action Comedy/Drama Director: Attila Till The Hungarian comedy-thriller "Kills on Wheels" follows the 20-year old wheelchair user Zoli and his physically disabled friend Barba Papa as they team up with wheelchair-bound hit man Rupaszov to offer their assassin services to the mafia. Soon they enter a surreal world of gangsters and guns, all the while coming to terms with their respective disabilities and how best to cope…
St. George Library CenterAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Tue, March 7
@ 6:30 p.m.
Lapidus Center Presents: Enslaved Women and the Ethical Practice of History
In the 18th century, Bridgetown, Barbados was heavily populated by both enslaved and free women. Marisa J. Fuentes, author of Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive, takes us through the streets of Bridgetown with a runaway; inside a brothel run by a freed woman of color; to the gallows where enslaved people were executed; and within violent scenes of women’s punishments. In the process, she interrogates the archive to expose the ongoing effects of white colonial power tha…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Wed, March 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
Talks at the Schomburg
Women's and Girls' Lives Matter
Join us for a close look at the roles, needs, and contributions of black women and girls in the context of the Black Lives Matter Movement moment. Monique W. Morris, author of Pushout, will be in conversation with Monifa Bandele, VP and Chief Partnership & Diversity Officer at MomsRising, and Vivian Anderson, a leader within Black Lives Matter NYC and Director of Every Black Girl Inc. A book signing will follow. Watch on livestream. @SchomburgCenter #Pushout First come, first seated F…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Fri, March 10
@ 9:30 a.m.
LEAD 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
Fri, March 10
@ 12 noon
Women's Heritage Month Film
We will be showing the classic, "Thelma and Louis" starring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis.
Westchester Square LibraryAdults
Sat, March 11
@ 2 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon Movie: Coal Miner's Daughter
Loretta Lynn was one of the first female superstars in country music and remains a defining presence within the genre; with her strong, clear, hard-country voice and tough, no-nonsense songs about husbands who cheat and wives who weren't about to be pushed around, Lynn introduced a feminist mindset to Nashville years before the phrase "women's liberation" became common currency. Coal Miner's Daughter is a screen adaptation of Lynn's autobiography, starring Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn. One of ei…
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
Sat, March 11
@ 3 p.m.
KidsLIVE
KidsLIVE: 90-Second Newbery Film Festival
The New York Public Library is delighted to host the sixth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival—a yearly video contest in which kid filmmakers create short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery award-winning books in about 90 seconds. Join us to watch movies that are hilarious, ingenious, and inspiring, created by kids in New York and all around the the country! Want to make your own 90-Second Newbery? There's still time! The deadline is January 7, 2017. Complete details can be…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, March 13
@ 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…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Tue, March 14
@ 11 a.m.
NY Women’s Chambers of Commerce: The Latino Association of Beauty Professionals, Inc. (LABPI) Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, March 14
@ 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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