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Mon, January 23
@ 9:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Mobile Snaps!
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Spuyten Duyvil LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, January 23
@ 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, January 23
@ 7 p.m.
Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Michael Olatuja & Lagos Pepper Soup
Nigerian bassist Michael Olatuja and his new group, Lagos Pepper Soup, perform a funky mix of jazz, R&B, gospel, and soul. Olatuja’s music is inspired by the musical and spiritual journeys that have taken him from Nigeria to New York. Listeners will get a taste of Lagos Pepper Soup when the group releases its eponymous album later this year. Watch this performance LIVE on ABCNews.com. @SchomburgCenter #MichaelOlatuja This program is co-presented by Carnegie Hall. First come, first seate…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Tue, January 24
@ 11 a.m.
NY Women’s Chambers of Commerce: The Latino Association of Beauty Professionals, Inc. (LABPI) Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, January 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
Tue, January 24
@ 5:30 p.m.
Chelsea Talks - A Book Discussion Group
Full of the glamour, wit, and delicious twists that are the hallmarks of Beatriz Williams’s fiction, A Certain Age is a beguiling reinterpretation of Richard Strauss’s comic opera Der Rosenkavalier, set against the sweeping decadence of Gatsby’s New York. As the hedonism of the Jazz Age transforms New York City, the iridescent Mrs. Theresa Marshall of Fifth Avenue and Southampton, Long Island, has done the unthinkable: she’s fallen in love with her young paramour, Captain Octavian Rofrano, an a…
Muhlenberg Library, Conference RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, January 24
@ 6 p.m.
Scholar Room Talks
Porno Chic and the Sex Wars: American Sexual Representation in the 1970s, Placing Pornography at the Center of the 1970s
For many Americans, the emergence of a “porno chic” culture provided an opportunity to embrace the sexual revolution by attending a film like Deep Throat (1972) or leafing through an erotic magazine like Penthouse. By the 1980s, this pornographic moment was beaten back by the rise of Reagan-era political conservatism and feminist anti-pornography sentiment. Porno Chic and the Sex Wars: American Sexual Representation in the 1970s, Placing pornography at the center of the 1970s places pornograph…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Wed, January 25
@ 6 p.m.
Art Talks
Four Generations | Christopher Bedford, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Thomas Lax, Sheena Wagstaff, Fred Wilson | An Art Book Series Event
FREE — Auditorium doors open to public at 5:30 p.m. Filled with countless insights and treasures, the new book Four Generations: The Joyner Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art is a journey through one of the most exceptional collections of art in America, and through the momentous legacy of African and African Diasporan art from the last hundred years. In celebration of this timely publication, join Christopher Bedford, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Thomas Lax, and Fred Wilson, in a conversation mode…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Sat, January 28
@ 12 noon
Money Matters
Constructing a Diversified Investment Portfolio
Learn how to properly diversify the investments in your portfolio to reduce the risk of loss. Presented by Erika Safran CFP® of the Financial Planning Association of New York. Erika Safran, CFP® has 20 years of experience and is founder of Safran Wealth Advisors. She is a board member of the Financial Planning Association of New York (FPA), and a member of Financial Women's Association of New York. Seating is first come, first seated.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Sat, January 28
@ 1 p.m.
Equity Library Theater Winter 2017 Play Festival!
Short plays by top NYC writers featuring top New York actors! Martha’s King – Linda Ziering Rosemary – Charles Lupia Swimming Out – Minette Greenberg Tea with the Tin Man – Charles Leipart Free Association - Julie Weinberg Expecting Hamilton – Chip Bolcik Hookup – Burton Crane Shock – Meny Beriro Teresa’s Journey – Nancy Schuler The Reflective Lie – Christina Gluck Zero to Hero – Mary Teitelbaum How to be Dead – Benjamin Weiner We the People – John Cappelletti Moun…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Sat, January 28
@ 1 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon Movie: Mad Max Fury Road
In this long-awaited reboot of the landmark series that helped define the postapocalyptic genre, loner Max (Tom Hardy) joins forces with the mysterious Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) and a group of warrior women as they flee from an evil despot across a sun-parched wasteland. R; 120 mins
Eastchester LibraryAdults
Sat, January 28
@ 1:30 p.m.
Movie Day: The BFG
Steven Spielberg directed this adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved novel, which centers on the unlikely friendship between a lonely orphan named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) and the titular "big friendly giant" (brought to life via a motion-capture performance from Mark Rylance). Together, the pair explore Giant Country and collect dreams; later, they try to warn the Queen of England (Penelope Wilton) about the threat posed by the other giants, who, unlike the vegetarian BFG, eat children for sustenanc…
Mosholu Library, AuditoriumTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, January 28
@ 1:30 p.m.
NYC Young Women Immigrants Meetup: Credit Score, Pitch Practice, Networking
Do you know how to build your credit history and credit score? No matter what, credit plays a key role in your everyday life in the United States. Without credit it is difficult to get a cellphone, rent or buy a car, an apartment, and take any kind of mortage. Even if these are not steps you want to take right now, you need to start building your credit for the future! The first hour of our Meetup will be dedicated to a comprehensive presentation on this topic, offered by a guest expert. Like…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults,
Immigrants
Sat, January 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
For the Public - The Peace Poets, Peggy Robles-Alvarado, Jose Olivarez, and Miles Hodges
The New York Public Library's free performance and conversation series For The Public heads to the Bronx for a special evening of poetry and discussion with activist writers Jose Olivarez, Peggy Robles-Alvarado, and The Peace Poets. Each artist will share new poems and thoughts on a being writer of color in a post-election America. Miles Hodges is a writer, performer, and founding member of The Strivers Row. He serves as ambassador to emerging adults at The New York Public Library. Miles live…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, January 28
@ 3 p.m.
Fantasy Book Discussion: The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky
The Immortals Manhattan has many secrets… …Some are older than the city itself Join our book discussion on the first part of the Olympus Bound series by Jordanna Max Brodsky! Click on the cover art above to request a library copy of the book. Augment your reading with some photos of the locations mentioned in the book from Ms Brodsky's website. “[Selene DiSilva is] reclusive, stubborn, and deeply unfriendly to everyone but her dog. But when a woman's mutilated body washes up in Riverside P…
67th Street LibraryAdults
Sun, January 29
@ 2 p.m.
Sunday Movies: Mister Buddwing
An amnesiac confronts a series of women while searching for his memory. Directed by Delbert Mann Starring James Garner, Jean Simmons, and Suzanne Pleshette DVD | Black and White | 1966 | 100 mins | Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, January 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
South Bronx Savvy
South Bronx Savvy: a Conversation Monday, January 30th, 2017 6:30PM Mid-Manhattan Library - First Floor Corner Room Seeing Community as a Corporation? Successful companies value Talent Retention. In low-status communities, talent is expected (and even encouraged) to leave - creating a reinvestment gap that entrenches economic underperformance and vulnerability. Join two dynamic women taking proactive and unorthodox steps to reverse that tide, and build economic prosperity from within…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters
Tue, January 31
@ 11 a.m.
NY Women’s Chambers of Commerce: The Latino Association of Beauty Professionals, Inc. (LABPI) Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, January 31
@ 6:30 p.m.
Films @ the Schomburg
Birth of a Movement: The Battle Against America’s First Blockbuster
Narrated by actor/director Danny Glover, Birth of a Movement is the largely untold story of African-American newspaperman William Monroe Trotter and filmmaker D.W. Griffith, and their battle over the release of America’s first blockbuster film – Birth of a Nation. Birth of a Movement is the story of a forgotten turning point in the long struggle for equality, and in recounting the story it explores the conflicts that are still in play as the nation continues to wrestle with its racial legacy. A…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Tue, January 31
@ 7 p.m.
The Queer Histories of Brooklyn’s Working Waterfront with Hugh Ryan
Please join us on Tuesday, January 31st at 7pm in the Library’s Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Trustees Room as Hugh Ryan, the Library’s Martin Duberman Visiting Scholar for 2017, shares his current research. Since the coining of the word “homosexual” in the late 1800s, up until the decline of the city’s light industry post-WWII, the Brooklyn waterfront has served as a complicated refuge for working class queer people, providing economic opportunity, inexpensive housing, social privacy, and sexu…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Thu, February 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, February 2
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion: Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
Book Discussion meets the first Thursday of every month from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the second floor community room. Pick up acopy of the books at the first floor desk! February 2nd: Brighton Rock by Graham Greene. In this classic novel of murder and menace, Graham Greene lays bare the soul of a boy of seventeen who stalks Brighton's tawdry boardwalk with apathy on his face and murder in his heart. Pinkie, the boy with death at his fingertips, is not just bad, he worships in the…
Tompkins Square LibraryAdults
Thu, February 2
@ 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 LibraryAdults
Sat, February 4
@ 2:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library presents Marissa Vicario of Your Holistically Hot Transformation
In Your Holistically Hot Transformation, award-winning, board-certified Integrative Health & Nutrition Coach, Marissa Vicario, shares her own journey to wellness making healthy, fit and balanced (aka Hot), less intimidating, more approachable and totally attainable regardless of where you are on your own path to a healthier lifestyle. No more "eat this not that", impossibly intense workouts, diets that eliminate whole food groups, shakes with artificial ingredients or obscure foods with high…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Tue, February 7
@ 11 a.m.
NY Women’s Chambers of Commerce: The Latino Association of Beauty Professionals, Inc. (LABPI) Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, February 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
Wed, February 8
@ 3 p.m.
Mighty Patsy Mink!
Join Patsy Takemoto Mink on her journey to become the first woman of color elected to Congress. Despite facing discrimination against Asian Americans and women, Patsy does not let injustice quiet her voice. She dares to speak up for what she believes in and becomes a champion for civil rights, racial equality, and education. Patsy shows us that one voice can make a LOUD impact! Best for ages 7 and older. Presented by Urban Stages
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, February 9
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: When Harry Met Sally (1989)
In 1977, college graduates Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) share a contentious car ride from Chicago to New York, during which they argue about whether men and women can ever truly be strictly platonic friends. Ten years later, Harry and Sally meet again at a bookstore, and in the company of their respective best friends, Jess (Bruno Kirby) and Marie (Carrie Fisher), attempt to stay friends without sex becoming an issue between them. Running time: 1 hour and 36 minutes
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Thu, February 9
@ 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. Nikole Hannah-Jones moderates a conversation with Monique W. Morris, author of Pushout, Monifa Bandele, VP and Chief Partnership & Diversity Officer at MomsRising, and Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, renowned author, civil rights advocate, and founding scholar of Critical Race Theory. A book signing will follow. Watch on livestream. @SchomburgCenter #Pu…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Sat, February 11
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: "Tested" and Q&A with Director Curtis Chin
Join us on Saturday, February 11 at 2 PM for a screening of the documentary Tested. Writer/Producer/Director Curtis Chin will be in attendance for a Q&A. The gap in opportunities for different races in America remains extreme. Nowhere is this more evident than our nation’s top public schools. In New York City, where blacks and Hispanics make up 70% of the city’s school-aged population, they represent less than 5% at the city’s most elite public high schools. Meanwhile Asian Americans make u…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Teachers
Sat, February 11
@ 2 p.m.
Author Visit: Traci L. Slatton
Join us as we welcome international bestselling novelist Traci L. Slatton , author of contemporary women's fiction novel The Year of Loving for a reading as well as a Q & A session Traci L. Slatton is the international bestselling author of historical, paranormal, and romantic novels, including IMMORTAL and BROKEN; the award winning dystopian AFTER series, which includes FALLEN, COLD LIGHT, FAR SHORE and BLOOD SKY; the bIttersweet romantic comedy THE LOVE OF MY (OTHER) LIFE; and the vam…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Sat, February 11
@ 2:30 p.m.
Songs of Freedom and Inspiration: performed by Pop/Jazz Cody Childs & The Ladies of Soul
Songs of Freedom and Inspiration: Pop/Jazz vocalist Cody Childs & The Ladies of Soul perform inspirational music from the genres of gospel, soul and folk , made famous by such artists as Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, The Impressions and The Staple Singers. The music includes such favorites as "Blowin' in the Wind", "Wade in the Water", "I'm So Proud", "People Get Ready", "Living in the City", "What's Going On?", "A Place in the Sun", "A Change is Gonna Come" and others.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Mon, February 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Exhibition Programs
Casanova: Seduction and Genius in Venice
Giacomo Casanova was a mixed product of both the Enlightenment and the culture of sensuality and indulgence of his native Venice. Today his name is synonymous with “great lover”—and for good reason. Over the course of his lifetime Casanova claimed to have seduced scores of women. But the full story of his life is much less well-known. Laurence Bergreen’s new biography Casanova: the World of a Seductive Genius follows Casanova from his impoverished childhood in Venice, through his meteoric rise…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters
Tue, February 14
@ 11 a.m.
NY Women’s Chambers of Commerce: The Latino Association of Beauty Professionals, Inc. (LABPI) Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, February 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
Wed, February 15
@ 10 a.m.
The Bronx Goes to Hollywood: Some Like It Hot
One Wednesday a month, we will be screening Hollywood films written by, directed by, or starring men and women from the Bronx. Our next film, playing at 10 AM on February 15, will be Some Like It Hot, the 1959 comedy starring Bronx native Tony Curtis along with Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe. United Artists | Not Rated | 2 hours | Comedy
Parkchester LibraryAdults
Thu, February 16
@ 2 p.m.
Film - THE HARVEY GIRLS (1946)
THE HARVEY GIRLS, 1946, 102 min., b&w, directed by GEORGE SIDNEY. A short film will precede the feature. Starring JUDY GARLAND, RAY BOLGER, JOHN HODIAK, ANGELA LANSBURY, Preston Foster, Virginia O’Brien, Kenny Baker, Marjorie Main, Chill Wills, Selena Royle, Cyd Charisse, Ruth Brady, Jack Lambert, Edward Earle. On a train trip West to become a mail order bride Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women traveling out to open a "Harvey House" restaurant at a remote whistle stop to pr…
96th Street LibraryAdults
Thu, February 16
@ 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 LibraryAdults
Thu, February 16
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
The Women Who Made New York, with Julie Scelfo, former staff writer for The New York Times, and Hallie Heald, freelance illustrator and stylist.
This talk provides a dynamic introduction to the women behind our great city. 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, February 17
@ 10 a.m.
LEAD Professional Development Program for Young Women Immigrants Information Session
LEAD Professional Development Program for Young Women Immigrants Information Session 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 Re…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers
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