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Thu, August 25
@ 2 p.m.
Throwback Thursdays: Summer Film Festival at 67th Street Library
Throwback Thursdays: Summer Film Festival at 67th Street Library 1950s: July 14th 2pm To Catch a Thief (1955) When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence.Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce LandisMystery | Romance | Thriller 106 mins. 1960s: July 28th 2pm The Odd Couple (1968) Two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and…
67th Street LibraryAdults
Thu, August 25
@ 6:30 p.m.
Fifth Avenue Hootenanny - Thingamajig Presents: The Literary Warriors
The trio founded by writer/percussionist/activist John Pietaro features celebrated free jazz saxophonist Ras Moshe Burnett and dynamic electric bassist Laurie Towers out front of Pietaro's spoken word and hand drumming. The Literary Warriors incorporate revolutionary poetry and prose into improvisational music, casting a fusion that celebrates the cultural Marxism of the '30s, the Black Arts Movement, Beat poetry and today's current events. Spoken word selections include Bertolt Brecht, Langston…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryYoung Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, August 27
@ 12 noon
Women's Discussion Group
Join the Columbus Branch for our monthly Women's Discussion Group designed specifically for you. April 9, 2016: Open Discussion May 14, 2016: Self Identity June 11, 2016: Open Discussion/ Speaker July 9, 2016: Health and Wellness August 27, 2016: The Mess of Stress
Columbus Library, Story RoomAdults
Sat, August 27
@ 2 p.m.
Women's Equality Day Film Screening and Panel Discussion
"The Equal Rights Amendment: Unfinished Business for the Constitution" A film screening and panel discussion on women's rights and equality courtesy of the Alice Paul Institute Organizing for Action-New York in honor of Women's Equality Day For more information and to RSVP please email: StandWithWomen@gmail.com
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Sat, August 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
Concert - exploring music for violin and cello: Bach, the Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia & more
Exploring music for violin and cello: Bach, the Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia and more! Andy Bhasin, violin Violinist Andy Bhasin’s solo and chamber music performances have taken him around the United States, Europe, Central and South America. As a chamber musician, Mr. Bhasin has collaborated with Wolfram Koessel, Rita Porfiris, as well as members of the Emerson and Chiara String Quartets. He has been coached by the Boromeo, Brentano, St. Lawrence, Miami, Pacifica, a…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Mon, August 29
@ 6 p.m.
Oomph, Olivia, and Our Gal Judy: Summer Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. June 6: 8 Women (2002; 111 mins.) Dir: François Ozon. One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! French with English Subtitles. Starring Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart. June 13: Swimming Pool (2003; 102…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, September 1
@ 6 p.m.
Education @ the Schomburg
Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Black Women and the Criminal Justice System
How do we make sense of the increasing menace of racial terror in America? Is there a pattern to this racial violence? What is the history of this criminalization of black women? Why is there no mercy for black women in the criminal justice system? And how have black women challenged these injustices in the criminal justice system? Join the conversation with Sarah Haley, Keisha Blain, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor as they explain the role of race and gender not only in punishment but also in th…
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, September 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s
Join singer-songwriter Richard Barone as he celebrates the music of the 1960s Greenwich Village folk music scene. Richard and his guests -- journalists and musicians who were part of that vital community and its living legacy -- will revisit that era with a series of multi-media discussions focusing on the singer-songwriters who helped shape the cultural and political landscape of New York, from Bob Dylan and Paul Simon to Janis Ian, Phil Ochs, and John Sebastian (of the Lovin’ Spoonful). On Se…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Fri, September 2
@ 9:30 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…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers
Fri, September 9
@ 9:30 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
Fri, September 9
@ 7 p.m.
The Public Theater Mobile Unit Shakespeare’s HAMLET Directed by Patricia McGregor
This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City. Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji (The Histories, King Lear at The Public) plays the anguished prince of Denmark who is confronted at every turn with a poisonous power structure that's robbed him of his father, and forever darkened his understanding of the world. Inspired by The Mobile Unit’s unique approach to engaging diverse com…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Sat, September 10
@ 10:30 a.m.
Saturday Morning Book Discussions: Fall - Winter 2016
Join us for lively discussions of these titles this Fall - Winter 2016 season. September 10 @ 10:30 - The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough: David McCullough tells the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, and others who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, hungry to learn and to excel in their work. What they achieved would profoundly alter American history. -------------…
St. George Library CenterAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Mon, September 12
@ 7 p.m.
Contemporary Classics Book Discussion: The Boston Girl By Anita Diamant
Mid-Manhattan Library, Room 101 (First Floor) Monday, September 12, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM All are Welcome. Looking for a little something to liven up your Monday evening? Join us after work for our monthly Contemporary Classics Book Discussion at the Mid-Manhattan Library! This month we feature The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night, comes an unforgettable novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminis…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Mon, September 12
@ 7:30 p.m.
Unveiled
UNVEILED By Rohina Malik Performed by Gulshan Mia Directed by Wayne Maugans Live oud music by Scott Wilson Playwright Rohina Malik wrote UNVEILED in response to the anti-Muslim sentiment that swept across the United States in the wake of September 11, 2001. This timely one-woman show, starring actress and activist Gulshan Mia, brings to life the heartfelt and often humorous stories of five courageous Muslim women facing Islamophobia following that fateful day. Reservations: http://vo…
53rd Street Library, TheaterAdults
Tue, September 13
@ 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, September 13
@ 6 p.m.
True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy - Kati Marton in conversation with Larissa MacFarquhar
Join The New York Public Library in welcoming Kati Marton, inspired journalist and author of the new book, True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy, in conversation with Larissa MacFarquhar. Kati Marton has combined a career as a writer with human rights advocacy. From 2003 to 2008 Marton chaired the International Women’s Health Coalition, a global leader in promoting and protecting the health and human rights of women and girls. From 2001 to July 2002 Kati Marton was Chief Advocate for the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults
Tue, September 13
@ 6 p.m.
CEO Series
CEO Series: Laura Vanderkam
.mark { background-color:yellow; } This event is part of the CEO Series at the Science, Industry & Business Library, a cycle of speakers who are renowned CEO’s of their own enterprises as well as authors in business, leadership and self-development topics. A conversation with Laura Vanderkam: "You have more time than you think!" Register here. Download flyer: Flyer-09.13.2016-Vanderkam-You have more time.pdf IMPORTANT! Registration check-in begins at 5:30PM. Please be on time,…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Healy HallAdults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Sat, September 17
@ 10 a.m.
Farm Fresh Festival for Kids
WE'RE BRINGING THE FARM TO THE CITY! The Farm Fresh Festival for Kids is a free community event to connect kids and families to a wholesome and magical farm experience in NYC! The theme of the Farm Fresh Festival for Kids is: EAT, LEARN, PLAY AT THE FARM! On Saturday, September 17th, 2016, The Seaport District in Lower Manhattan will be transformed into an interactive and experiential farm environment for kids and families.The Seaport District will come alive with the sights, tastes, play, a…
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Children
Sat, September 17
@ 2 p.m.
Feast of San Genarro 16mm Film Screening - La Dolce Festa and The Feast of San Genarro
Join us for two films celebrating the Feast of San Genarro! La Dolce Festa (1977/Kathleen Dowdey) - A documentary on the traditions, preparation and rituals of the San Gennaro Festival in New York City's Little Italy. One of New York's oldest immigrant communities has re-created this Neapolitan religious festival commemorating an early Christian martyr. Run Time -28 minutes. The Feast of San Genarro (1979/Scott Morris Films) - A documentary offering impressions of a traditional Italian stre…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Sat, September 17
@ 2 p.m.
Chinese in America Film Series - "Reunification," with filmmaker Alvin Tsang
Chatham Square Library, located in the heart of Chinatown, celebrates the diverse stories and experiences of those with Chinese heritage with our new Chinese in America Film Series. The first film in this series is the documentary Reunification (2015), directed by Alvin Tsang. Synopsis: When his mother and two siblings first emigrated from Hong Kong to Los Angeles in the early 1980s, six-year-old Alvin was forced to stay behind with his working, and consequently absent, father. Spending the…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, September 20
@ 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, September 21
@ 11 a.m.
(CEIS) The Bronx Library Center 6th Annual Job Expo's Official Page
Welcome to the Offical Page of the Bronx Library Center's 6th Annual Job Expo. (CEIS) Career, Education and Information Services, Assemblyman Jose Rivera, Senator Gustavo Rivera and Council Member Ritchie Torres anticipate over (40) companies and educational institutions in attendance. There will also be several workshops providing valuable information and insight on Interviewing Skills, IT Training and Employment, Re-Entering The Workforce, Financial Security, Resume Writing and Dressing for S…
Bronx Library Center, Career, Education and Information ServicesJob Seekers
Thu, September 22
@ 6:30 p.m.
Talks at the Schomburg: When Sugar Hill Was Sweet: A Woman’s Work Is Never Done
This engaging discussion will pay tribute to the dynamic women of 409 and 555 Edgecombe, some of whom history has been relegated to the background, eclipsed by the famous men they married. These influential personages include Shirley Graham Du Bois, Dr. Mamie Phipps Clarke, Louise Thompson-Patterson, and Eslanda Goode Robeson. Rosemari Mealy, J.D., Ph.D. will be in conversation with Tina Campt, Ph.D. A pop-up exhibition will be featured. @SchomburgCenter #AWomansWork FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Fri, September 23
@ 4 p.m.
Money Matters
Retirement & Long Term Care Fundamentals
Presented by Sheila Jacobs, CFP® I’m grateful for more than 20 years’ of insights and knowledge gained from helping to manage assets for women, families, charitable organizations, and small businesses in constantly changing markets. I use a long-term investment approach, as I work with clients to help develop and implement strategies for building wealth and realizing their goals. A graduate of Douglass College (Rutgers University/Economics), I worked as a Financial Literacy educator and…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Businesspeople
Fri, September 23
@ 7 p.m.
KidsLIVE and TeenLIVE
Young Laureate Showcase
New York City's current and former Youth Poet Laureates Crystal Valentine and Nksoi Nkululeko will join Miles Hodges for a special poetry reading at NYPL's new 53rd Street Library. Poet Bios: Born and raised in the Bronx, Crystal Valentine has been writing poetry since she was in the fourth grade. She is a senior at NYU studying Creative Writing and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. She is the current three-time Grand Slam Champ…
53rd Street Library, TheaterAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Sat, September 24
@ 2:30 p.m.
A Musical Tribute to Sam Cooke by NYC Jazz/Pop Vocalist and The Ladies of Soul
Please join us for a Musical Tribute to Sam Cooke performed by NYC Pop/Jazz vocalist Cody Childs and the Ladies of Soul. The performance includes biographical notes on the life of the legendary singer, plus performances of many of his signature songs, including “You Send Me,” “Cupid,” “Having A Party,” “Nothing Can Change This Love,” “Wonderful World,” and “Moving On.”
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Tue, September 27
@ 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, September 28
@ 6 p.m.
"HERSTORY: Chinese-American Women, 165 Years of Struggle and Success" Opening Reception
The Chatham Square Branch of the New York Public Library is pleased to present a rare look at Chinese-American women’s history, told through legal cases fought in supreme courts throughout the United States. Using the personal collection of Dr. Chang C. Chen (邱彰博士), Herstory features rare photographs and case descriptions of efforts by Chinese-American women to gain legal standing in the U.S. Please join us on Wednesday, September 28 at 6 PM for an opening reception to celebrate these women, t…
Chatham Square LibraryAdults
Wed, September 28
@ 7 p.m.
WexFour – four plays from Ireland's most respected award winning writers - John Banville, Eoin Colfer, Billy Roche and Colm Tóibín
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center in association with Origin's 1st Irish Festival and The Wexford Arts Center Presents WexFour – four plays from Ireland's most respected award winning writers - John Banville, Eoin Colfer, Billy Roche and Colm Tóibín Directed by Ben Barnes– A unique evening described as “short works illuminated by skillful writing’ where ‘all traverse the familiar territory of loneliness and loss; of spirited humor in the face of diversit…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, September 29
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: High Society (1956)
Jazz artist C.K. Dexter Haven (Bing Crosby) is still hung up on his ex-wife and neighbor, socialite Tracy Samantha Lord (Grace Kelly), however Tracy is engaged to another man (John Lund). Matters are complicated even further when a magazine reporter (Frank Sinatra), in town to cover Tracy's wedding, also winds up falling for the beautiful bride-to-be. As Tracy tries to decide on the ideal husband, each suitor works hard to convince her he is the best choice. Running Time: 1 hour and 51 minutes
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Sat, October 1
@ 2:30 p.m.
Dear Data | Giorgia Lupi and special guest | Design and Style Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Giorgia Lupi gives a visual presentation on a yearlong collaborative exchange with Stefanie Posavec, that is featured in the new book Dear Data. Following the presentation, Giorgia is joined by a special guest for a discussion delving further into the project and its impact on Giorgia's and Stefanie’s personal and professional lives. Providing insight into the project and their approach to data visualization, Dear Data explores what can be learned…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Mon, October 3
@ 11:30 a.m.
New York City Kids Series
Music for Aardvarks is a refreshing alternative to the traditional music class for kids. The program was created in 1997 in Brooklyn, NY by rock musician/composer and father of three, David Weinstone. Music for Aardvarks is distinct from other children's music programs in that all classes are based around Mr. Weinstone's original songs, rhythms, and chants. With influences of rock, blues, ballads, folk, jazz and pop, Aardvark songs uniquely reflect and celebrate the lives of children growing up…
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, October 5
@ 10:30 a.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 Wednesdays, from 9:30 AM- 12:30 PM, beginning October 19 and running through December 7. Interested? Please attend an information session on October 5 or 12 at 10:30 AM in t…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, October 5
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Mona Eltahawy
The original Antigone may be from antiquity, but our current era abounds with women fighting unabashedly for what they believe. To celebrate these heroes, the Onassis Cultural Center New York and LIVE from the NYPL invite Mona Eltahawy to the stage. A journalist, feminist, and author of Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, Eltahawy is a force to be reckoned with and an embodiment of this spirit. MONA ELTAHAWY is an award-winning columnist and international pub…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, October 6
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud, with author Elizabeth Greenwood in conversation with writer and editor Jaime Green.
This discussion investigates our all-too-human desire to escape from the lives we lead, and the men and women desperate enough to lose their identities—and their families—to begin again. 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
Sat, October 8
@ 10:30 a.m.
Book Discussion: "One Summer: America, 1927" by Bill Bryson
The summer of 1927 began with Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic. Meanwhile, Babe Ruth was closing in on the home run record. In Newark, New Jersey, Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly sat atop a flagpole for twelve days, and in Chicago, the gangster Al Capone was tightening his grip on bootlegging. The first true “talking picture,” Al Jolson’s The Jazz Singer, was filmed, forever changing the motion picture industry. All this and much, much more transpired in the year Americans attempted a…
St. George Library CenterAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sun, October 9
@ 2 p.m.
Rafael Hernandez Music Festival
Please join us for the Rafael Hernandez Music Festival sponsored by the Association for Puerto Rican Hispanic Heritage. Enjoy the music composed by Rafael Hernandez and performed by various Latin artists including: Vocalist Gloria Mirabal, Pianist Zoila Martinez, Harpist Jose Luis Rodriguez, Soprano Eva de la O and Singer-songwriter Fredi Dionisio. Rafael Hernandez (1892-1965) is considered to be one of the greatest Puerto Rican composer.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Wed, October 12
@ 10:30 a.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 Wednesdays, from 9:30 AM- 12:30 PM, beginning October 19 and running through December 7. Interested? Please attend an information session on October 5 or 12 at 10:30 AM in t…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wed, October 12
@ 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, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Wed, October 12
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Who Are You and What Are You Supposed to Be Doing with Your Life?
Kristina Leonardi discusses how to re-assess who you are and what you should be doing with your life so you can achieve fulfillment on all levels, and at the same time enable you to serve others. Kristina shares with you how she came to form The Women’s Mosaic, and how the tools and lessons she has learned can help you create a more gratifying care and life path for yourself. Seating is on a first come , first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
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