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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, October 21
@ 1 p.m.
Movie: La La Land
While waiting for their big breaks, two proper L.A. dreamers, a suavely- charming, soft-spoken jazz pianist and a brilliant, vivacious playwright, attempt to reconcile aspirations and relationship in a magical old-school romance. Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie Dewitt. Rated PG-13, 2 hrs, 8 min, Comedy, Drama, Music
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
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
Sat, October 21
@ 3 p.m.
Short Plays to Nourish the Mind & Soul Presents
Short Plays to Nourish the Mind & Soul Presents :" Women Work "- Nasty in the Kitchen & Pregnant Pauses Staged readings of two unusual short plays that explore the feminine voice in work places. Contemporary tragedy combined with the humor that brings us together. Definitely not for women only.
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 1 p.m.
Monday Matinee Movie: 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 comes to terms with the failure haunting his life. Starring Ava Gardner, Richard Burton.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Tue, October 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
FastTrac® NewVenture™ for the Female Entrepreneur
This NewVenture course focuses on topics, challenges, and resources relevant to women entrepreneurs. With the guidance of experienced facilitators, business experts, and a network of supportive peers, participants will: Learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship Identify the components of a strong business plan Gain the knowledge and skills they need to launch a profitable business. Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30AM-2:30PM 10/24, 10/26, 10/31, 11/02, 11/7, 11/9, 11/14, 11/16, 11/21…
Edenwald LibraryAdults
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
Tue, October 24
@ 4 p.m.
Documentary Tuesday
Let’s have a discussion! Join us for a Harlem based documentary, and a short and a short Discussion. Rezoning Harlem “A Community Fights Against Gentrification” October 10, 2017 4pm Rezoning Harlem follows longtime members of the Harlem community as they fight a 2008 rezoning that threatens to erase the history and culture of their legendary neighborhood and replace it with luxury housing, offices, and big-box retail. A shocking expose of how a group of ordinary citizens, who are passi…
Countee Cullen Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, October 25
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Envisioning Your Ideal Entertainment Career...Creating an Action Plan to Get There
Join Jim Arnoff for this highly interactive workshop for the insider's take on envisioning the entertainment industry career that embraces your strengths, skills and passions. Maximize your options, get clarity about your career direction, and breakthrough the walls that have been holding you back. Through one-on-one and group coaching, gain the tools to see possibilities beyond where you are now and strategize ways of making that dream entertainment career a reality. Jim is a Certified Life/Ca…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Wed, October 25
@ 6 p.m.
Documentary Screening and Filmmaker's Talk
Tompkins Square Library presents Documentary and Filmmaker's Talk (Basement Community Room). Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, 6-7.30 pm Director Robert Keith Nicolay explores the imminent demise of a great New York City landmark which was the Fulton Market. Film made in conjunction with Julia Schell @ STUDIOC PRODUCTIONS NYC FULTON FISH MARKET (2009) A documentary on a New York fish market telling about a tough world the workers deal and live in. Having more than 180-year old history,…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, October 26
@ 10:30 a.m.
FastTrac® NewVenture™ for the Female Entrepreneur
This NewVenture course focuses on topics, challenges, and resources relevant to women entrepreneurs. With the guidance of experienced facilitators, business experts, and a network of supportive peers, participants will: Learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship Identify the components of a strong business plan Gain the knowledge and skills they need to launch a profitable business. Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30AM-2:30PM 10/24, 10/26, 10/31, 11/02, 11/7, 11/9, 11/14, 11/16, 11/21…
Edenwald LibraryAdults
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
Thu, October 26
@ 5:30 p.m.
Women's Writing Group
An ongoing group for women writers. The meeting will include warm-up exercises, writing prompts and opportunities to read new writing and receive feedback. Open to women writers of all skill levels. No registration required.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Fri, October 27
@ 1:30 p.m.
NUEVO SANJO Part I: 2017 New York Sanjo Symposium & Lecture Recital
This rare festival presents Korean sanjo (instrumental solo genre) and pansori (epic sung drama) featuring some of the most celebrated masters and artists from South Korea, including Lee Tae-Baek (ajaeng), Yun Jin-Chul (pansori), Yi Ji-Young (gayageum), You Kyung-Hwa (janggu), Kwak Soo-Eun (25-string gayageum) and Lee Young-Sub (daegeum). The concert highlights the contemporary developments of these two significant genres showing the beauty and aesthetic of Korean antiquity linked with modern s…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
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
Sat, October 28
@ 3 p.m.
Fall Festival featuring Music with Patrick!
A Fall Celebration for kids of all ages! Join the George Bruce Branch Library for our Fall Celebration! This year's party will feature games, activities, crafts, snacks, as well as a fun Fall performance from performer Music with Patrick!
George Bruce LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, October 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Mid-Sentence | Queer Horror Stories
As a genre horror has always been transgressive. New works by Cristina Rivera Garza and Samantha Hunt reveal the special power in queer horror writing to defy norms of gender and sexuality. From Carmilla and Dracula to It Follows and The Babadook, horror has long demonstrated its ability to break boundaries by reframing contemporary social and cultural tensions into themes of terror and anxiety. Whatever phobia may dominate a particular cultural conversation or broader moment in time—xeno, homo…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetAdults
Tue, October 31
@ 10:30 a.m.
FastTrac® NewVenture™ for the Female Entrepreneur
This NewVenture course focuses on topics, challenges, and resources relevant to women entrepreneurs. With the guidance of experienced facilitators, business experts, and a network of supportive peers, participants will: Learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship Identify the components of a strong business plan Gain the knowledge and skills they need to launch a profitable business. Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30AM-2:30PM 10/24, 10/26, 10/31, 11/02, 11/7, 11/9, 11/14, 11/16, 11/21…
Edenwald LibraryAdults
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
Wed, November 1
@ 3:30 p.m.
Riverside Book Club : Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
The Riverside Book Discussion Group meets every 1st Wednesday of each month. This month's selection is : Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi. Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising half-caste children who will be sent abroad to be educated in England before returning to the Gold Coa…
Riverside LibraryAdults
Wed, November 1
@ 4 p.m.
Heroes of the World
What are heroes, and why do we need them? We focus on diversity and multiculturalism as we learn hero myths from all over the world. We focus on the surprising types of heroes that can sometimes be forgotten in American mythology (like heroic women, children and the elderly). The students are asked to create their own heroes after learning where the legends come from, what are archetypes, and the many uses (education, inspiration, and role modeling) of a great heroic myth. For ages 13 - 18 years…
Woodstock LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, November 1
@ 4 p.m.
NYPL Grow Up: Manage Your Money
Want to learn how managing your personal finances can help you save money, avoid too much debt and achieve your goals? Learn the basics with a presentation by Diane Keating of High Water Women (a local non-profit that provides economic education to women and low-income youth.) Light snacks will be provided. This program is for teens, their families and emerging adults.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children,
Teachers
Wed, November 1
@ 5:30 p.m.
Writing Life Stories: An Introduction
Come to Webster Library for an introduction to Writing Life Stories, a brief writing exercise and voluntary sharing of this work with the group. Document your personal journey and share it with others. Bring pen and paper. (No laptops.) Students take Writing Life Stories classes to leave a legacy for loved ones and learn more about themselves. Unlike in memoir classes, participants write quickly and easily about carefully chosen themes. Barbara uses a method taught for over 30 years to tho…
Webster Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, November 2
@ 10:30 a.m.
FastTrac® NewVenture™ for the Female Entrepreneur
This NewVenture course focuses on topics, challenges, and resources relevant to women entrepreneurs. With the guidance of experienced facilitators, business experts, and a network of supportive peers, participants will: Learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship Identify the components of a strong business plan Gain the knowledge and skills they need to launch a profitable Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30AM-2:30PM 10/24, 10/26, 10/31, 11/02, 11/7, 11/9, 11/14, 11/16, 11/21, 11/28…
Edenwald LibraryAdults
Thu, November 2
@ 5:30 p.m.
Women's Writing Group
An ongoing group for women writers. The meeting will include warm-up exercises, writing prompts and opportunities to read new writing and receive feedback. Open to women writers of all skill levels. No registration required.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Sat, November 4
@ 3 p.m.
Finishing Line Press Group Reading
Saturday, November 4 at 3 pm Hosted by Patricia Carragon Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. All events are free and open to the public. Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include Bear Creek Haiku, Sensitive Skin, and Sensations Magazine among others. Her latest books are Innocence (Finishing Line Press, 2017) and The Cupcake Chronicles (Poets Wear Prada, 2017). Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is a member of b…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, November 6
@ 1 p.m.
Monday Matinee Movies: La La Land
La La Land (2016; 128 mins.) Dir: Damien Chazelle. While waiting for their big breaks, two proper L.A. dreamers, a suavely- charming, soft-spoken jazz pianist and a brilliant, vivacious playwright, attempt to reconcile aspirations and relationship in a magical old-school romance. Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone.
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, November 6
@ 6 p.m.
League of Professional Theatre Women: Oral History Project with Daryl Roth
Daryl Roth, ten time Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, joins a conversation Linda Winer, as part of the League’s ongoing series which chronicles and documents the contributions of significant women in theatre. Reserve your general admission seat HERE starting October 6, 2017. (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where volunteers will make a reservation for you, even if you do…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, November 7
@ 10:30 a.m.
FastTrac® NewVenture™ for the Female Entrepreneur
This NewVenture course focuses on topics, challenges, and resources relevant to women entrepreneurs. With the guidance of experienced facilitators, business experts, and a network of supportive peers, participants will: Learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship Identify the components of a strong business plan Gain the knowledge and skills they need to launch a profitable Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30AM-2:30PM 10/24, 10/26, 10/31, 11/02, 11/7, 11/9, 11/14, 11/16, 11/21, 11/28…
Edenwald LibraryAdults
Tue, November 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, November 7
@ 3 p.m.
Community Conversations
Community Planning Committee: Help Us Plan an East Village Art Showcase!
JOIN US! We want YOU to help The New York Public Library Plan our first East Village Community Art Showcase at Tompkins Square Library. We are inviting our neighbors to Tompkins Square Library on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 3:00pm for the second planning meeting. Didn't make it to the first one? No problem...join us anyway! WHAT are we planning? Our goal is to organize a one day Art Festival on December 13th at Tompkins Square Library, dedicated to the Seasonal holidays and our neighborhood…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, November 9
@ 10:30 a.m.
FastTrac® NewVenture™ for the Female Entrepreneur
This NewVenture course focuses on topics, challenges, and resources relevant to women entrepreneurs. With the guidance of experienced facilitators, business experts, and a network of supportive peers, participants will: Learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship Identify the components of a strong business plan Gain the knowledge and skills they need to launch a profitable Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30AM-2:30PM 10/24, 10/26, 10/31, 11/02, 11/7, 11/9, 11/14, 11/16, 11/21, 11/28…
Edenwald LibraryAdults
Thu, November 9
@ 5:30 p.m.
Women's Writing Group
An ongoing group for women writers. The meeting will include warm-up exercises, writing prompts and opportunities to read new writing and receive feedback. Open to women writers of all skill levels. No registration required.
Bloomingdale LibraryAdults
Thu, November 9
@ 7:30 p.m.
FAKE News VS. FUN News
We here at comedy non-profit NYLaughs LOVE free stuff... FREE refills, FREE samples, FREEdom of speech... and you'll ALWAYS find us at the library checking out FREE books! If we're reading YOU correctly, you love free stuff too, so you've GOT to join us during the New York Comedy Festival at the iconic New York Public Library at 18 West 53rd St for a night of FREE laughs for “Laughter in the City” with our three-time Emmy winning headliner, “Cash Cab’s” Ben Bailey! We’re spreading "Fun News"…
53rd Street Library, TheaterAdults
Tue, November 14
@ 10:30 a.m.
FastTrac® NewVenture™ for the Female Entrepreneur
This NewVenture course focuses on topics, challenges, and resources relevant to women entrepreneurs. With the guidance of experienced facilitators, business experts, and a network of supportive peers, participants will: Learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship Identify the components of a strong business plan Gain the knowledge and skills they need to launch a profitable Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30AM-2:30PM 10/24, 10/26, 10/31, 11/02, 11/7, 11/9, 11/14, 11/16, 11/21, 11/28…
Edenwald LibraryAdults
Tue, November 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
Tue, November 14
@ 5:30 p.m.
Chelsea Talks Book Discussion: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of The Nightingale and Sarah’s Key, inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances. New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its s…
Muhlenberg Library, Conference RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, November 14
@ 6 p.m.
Adult Drawing Circle
DRAWING CIRCLE in Tompkins Square branch. Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 6-8 pm This circle we paint with acrylics. Art instructor: Tizjana Fejzullaj Flower Composition, 24 H x 18 W x 0.8 in, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas During the classes we will try to make the most of the visual variety and rich colors of the acrylics. We will work on a sense of space and depth, using the variations of tone, light and shade to animate each image. Students will learn how to choose paper, brushes and pigm…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Wed, November 15
@ 5:30 p.m.
HARLEM HEIGHTS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
115th Street Library, Alvin Ailey Community Room Come and Join the Harlem Heights Book Discussion Group! Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library, Alvin Ailey Community RoomAdults
Thu, November 16
@ 10:30 a.m.
FastTrac® NewVenture™ for the Female Entrepreneur
This NewVenture course focuses on topics, challenges, and resources relevant to women entrepreneurs. With the guidance of experienced facilitators, business experts, and a network of supportive peers, participants will: Learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship Identify the components of a strong business plan Gain the knowledge and skills they need to launch a profitable Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30AM-2:30PM 10/24, 10/26, 10/31, 11/02, 11/7, 11/9, 11/14, 11/16, 11/21, 11/28…
Edenwald LibraryAdults
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