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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 7 p.m.
National Tap Day: Bill “Bojangles” Robinson Birthday Tribute Performance
The Schomburg Center has partnered with Divine Rhythms Productions to debut the performance Raising The Bar. Conceived and Choreographed by Award-winning collaborators Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derick K. Grant, and Jason Samuels-Smith, Raising The Bar is a new revue celebrating the timeless relationship between Tap Dance and Jazz: two of the most popular original African-American art forms that has since been embraced worldwide. Raising The Bar challenges perceptions of the standard chorus lin…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Today
@ 11 p.m.
Canceled
LEAD series for new moms
LEAD is a free workforce development program for young immigrant women that combines job readiness training, teamwork, and leadership development. Key objectives are to support and prepare our participants for entry or reintegration into the NYC workforce or for the pursuit of higher studies. For more information please visit http://www.nywomenimmigrants.org/
Clason's Point LibraryAdults,
Families,
Immigrants,
Parents/Caregivers
Tue, May 29
@ 12 noon
Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Spend your lunchbreak listening to the Gotham Jazzmen and find yourself transported to a simpler time, where melodies swing and using your "library voice" does not apply. Free admission, doors open at 11:45 am.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, May 29
@ 3 p.m.
Discussion Group: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Growing up on the tough streets of 1950s Naples two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country transformed. This book group meets the last Tuesday of every month at 3pm.
Epiphany LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Tue, May 29
@ 7 p.m.
Canceled
Author Talk - Carol Rinzler
We are excited to welcome local resident and prolific writer Carol Rinzler who will be presenting her book Nutrition for Dummies and answering all of your questions at this event. "Five Nutrition Rules Y ou Knew Were True -- But No Longer Are. Plus One That Is True-er and More Healthful Than Ever" Carol Ann Rinzler, former nutrition columnist for The New York Daily News, is the author of more than 20 books on health including Nutrition for Dummies and the award-winning Estrogen and Breast Can…
Grand Central LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, May 30
@ 10 a.m.
Where Are My People?: A YA Panel on Diversity in Literature
We are at capacity for this event. If you wish to be placed on a waitlist, please email us directly at MMLteens@nypl.org. Please join our panel for a talk on representation in YA literature and, if they have ever felt this way, how these writers answered the question of: "Where are my people?" This talk will be geared to middle-school and high-school students. Featuring: Jenn Baker, Moderator Jennifer Baker is a publishing professional, creator/host of the Minorities in Publis…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumBook Lovers,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Wed, May 30
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Great Feats of Feet
David Vaughan was the archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years and Frederick Ashton and His Ballets, and was the dance historian in residence of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division from 2012 onward, holding monthly screenings of his favourite dance films and videos. David Vaughan passed away on October 28, 2017 but the Dance Division will continue the screening series in his honor. Tap dance legend Brenda Bufalino will present on her seminal film about…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Wed, May 30
@ 3:30 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…
Allerton LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 31
@ 11:30 a.m.
Book Discussion:
Come join us for a book discussion on the book, Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. With the atmosphere of a noir thriller, Egan's first historical novel follows Anna and Stles into a world populated by ganster, sailors, divers, bankers and union men. Manhattan Beach is a deft, dazzling propulsive exploration of a tranformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world. Join us for a rousing discussion, it's always fun! Materials provided for the book…
West New Brighton LibraryAdults
Fri, June 1
@ 10 a.m.
LEAD series for new moms
LEAD is a free workforce development program for young immigrant women that combines job readiness training, teamwork, and leadership development. Key objectives are to support and prepare our participants for entry or reintegration into the NYC workforce or for the pursuit of higher studies. For more information please visit http://www.nywomenimmigrants.org/
Clason's Point LibraryAdults,
Families,
Immigrants,
Parents/Caregivers
Sat, June 2
@ 12 noon
Art Workshop (Collage) - Father Time
Join the National Association of Women Artist's - Saturday June 2nd from 12 – 2 PM Connect with the Father Time in this mixed-media art workshop! Using Collage, Drawing, and Hand Lettering as a Medium, this workshop will be focused on paternal themes. All are welcome—beginners or experienced artists. This program is geared towards adults ages 18+. Registration is required. This workshop is sponsored by the National Association of Women Artists.
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, June 4
@ 4 p.m.
Outreach to homeless shelter
Adult librarian visits Susan's Place, a homeless shelter for physically and mentally fragile women, and hosts an embroidery workshop - semi-weekly basis.
Francis Martin LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
Adults
Tue, June 5
@ 12 noon
Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Spend your lunchbreak listening to the Gotham Jazzmen and find yourself transported to a simpler time, where melodies swing and using your "library voice" does not apply. Free admission, doors open at 11:45 am.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, June 7
@ 6 p.m.
Troublemakers: Resistance through Filmmaking
Screening historical works from the Library's 16mm film collection that document and embody the counterculture movement of the 1960s. Presented as part of Carnegie Hall's city-wide festival The 60's: The Years That Changed America. Starting May 7th at 8am, reserve your seat for free HERE. (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, wh…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, June 7
@ 6 p.m.
Career Services
How to Prepare for Your Next Interview: Breaking it Down to 5 Key Steps.
The best way to be prepare for your next interview is to begin now. Kim Mills discusses how to identify what experience and skills that you offer to a potential employer and how to answer key questions in an interview. Learn how to prepare and how to practice to build your confidence for the interview. The process of looking for a job is the same whether you are looking for a new job, re-entering the workforce, or entering the workforce for the first time. Kim is a certified coach, s…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Fri, June 8
@ 1 p.m.
The 1960s
Movie: Eleanor Roosevelt (2000) - Using Kanopy
She was the nation's conscience, a tireless advocate for the disadvantaged, a woman who influenced American social policies for decades and pushed through the first international charter on human rights. Eleanor Roosevelt survived a painful childhood and a difficult marriage to become one of the most admired women in America. Going beyond her public achievements, this intimate two-and-a-half-hour biography explores the secretive and surprising private life of a controversial American figure.…
Morris Park LibraryAdults
Sat, June 9
@ 10:30 a.m.
Turning It Up Since '68: The Big 50th Birthday Bash & Summer Reading Bonanza
The Van Nest Branch moved from Rhinelander Avenue to its current location on Barnes Avenue in the summer of 1968. The name has evolved over the years—Van Nest, Van Nest-Pelham, Pelham Parkway-Van Nest—but whatever people have called it, they have always cherished it as an indispensable part of the neighborhood. To mark the occasion, we'll be kicking off Summer Reading this year on Saturday, June 9 with an all-day celebration of the branch, the neighborhood, and you, our patrons! We'll be remembe…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Children,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, June 9
@ 12 noon
Immigrant Heritage Month
African American Head Wraps and Dance
African American Head Wraps and Dance CROWNS Project® is a multidisciplinary work about the history of head wraps in the United States pre slavery, during and post slavery. The project presents the connection of African American head wraps with other cultural communities. There will be a modern dance solo, history and interactive wrapping technique for women and men of all ages. Light Snacks Provided. No Registration Required. Open to All Ages.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
Children,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, June 9
@ 3 p.m.
Book Discussion
Join us for our monthly book discussion! Saturday, June 9th, 3:00PM This month, we will be reading "The Scarlet Pimpernel" by Baroness Orczy The mysterious figure known as the Scarlet Pimpernel, sworn to rescue helpless men, women, and children from their doom during the French Revolution, brings us to the slums of Paris to the aristocratic salons of London. Join us on our adventure to find out who is the Scarlet Pimpernel in this classic, thrilling novel! Registration Required Call 718-984…
Great Kills LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Parents/Caregivers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Mon, June 11
@ 4 p.m.
Outreach to homeless shelter
Adult librarian visits Susan's Place, a homeless shelter for physically and mentally fragile women, and hosts an embroidery workshop - semi-weekly basis.
Francis Martin LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
Adults
Mon, June 11
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Roxane Gay with Aja Monet: Not That Bad
In her latest book, Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, Roxane Gay brings together an incredible array of women to share first-person essays that directly tackle rape, assault, and harassment. The book asks what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are “routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied” for speaking…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, June 12
@ 11 a.m.
Book Discussion Group - The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty
Get the neighborhood read. Check out what the librarian has recommended, and hear what others think about it. We've got the books, now we need you to talk! A fun vacation game turns destructive, exposing dark secrets, deeply buried grudges, and a shocking betrayal in Nicola Moriarity’s intriguing debut. Four friends . . . Joni, Deb, Eden, and Trina have been best friends since high school, sharing a bond that has seen them through their teenage years and into adulthood. But now, time a…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, June 12
@ 12 noon
Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Spend your lunchbreak listening to the Gotham Jazzmen and find yourself transported to a simpler time, where melodies swing and using your "library voice" does not apply. Free admission, doors open at 11:45 am.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, June 14
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Take the Stage! Teen Performing Arts Festival & Teen Summer Reading Kick-Off with P.S. 126
Chatham Square Library kicks off its Teen Summer Reading Program with an exciting installment of the Take the Stage! Teen Performing Arts Festival. The event will feature musical groups from P.S. 126's middle school, including a special Chinese music/American jazz fusion performance by the P.S. 126 jazz orchestra, following a workshop at the school led by Music from China. Middle and high school students can pick up Summer Reading book lists and bookmarks and enjoy free snacks. All are welcom…
Chatham Square Library, Community Room
Sister Annunciator Bethel Senior Center, Bronx
Adults,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Thu, June 14
@ 6:30 p.m.
Historical Lecture; Nellie Bly
Roosevelt Island Historical Society presents a free lecture: Nellie Bly: From Blackwell’s Island to Well Beyond Nellie Bly gained her reputation as a reporter when she exposed the horrible conditions of the asylum on Blackwell’s Island. Renowned New York University Professor Brooke Kroeger, whose biography of Bly, “Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist” is recognized as the definitive account of the reporter’s life, will speak on “Nellie Bly: From Blackwell’s Island to Well Beyond.” La…
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Fri, June 15
@ 10 a.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Performing Arts Resource Fair
Join us to learn about the latest programs and free services from NY metro area Performing Arts organizations and their resources to help you either start a business, get funding, legal or career advice or volunteer to showcase your skills. New this year: NYWIFT & SAG-AFTRA, networking, and a keynote speaker. Attend a kickoff presentation and get answers to your questions individually. This is not a career fair. However, you will be able to ask a career coach for job searc…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Healy HallAdults
Sat, June 16
@ 10:30 a.m.
Take the Stage! Teen Performing Arts Festival with the Center for All Abilities
The Third Annual "Take the Stage! Teen Performing Arts Festival" comes to a close with performances by students from the Center for All Abilities, a community agency based in the Chatham Square Library region that provides programs and services to young people with autism and their parents, caregivers, and families. Join us for some truly special, unforgettable performances! Snacks and refreshments will be available and the program is open to all.
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Sat, June 16
@ 11 a.m.
Book Discussion Group - The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty
Get the neighborhood read. Check out what the librarian has recommended, and hear what others think about it. We've got the books, now we need you to talk! A fun vacation game turns destructive, exposing dark secrets, deeply buried grudges, and a shocking betrayal in Nicola Moriarity’s intriguing debut. Four friends . . . Joni, Deb, Eden, and Trina have been best friends since high school, sharing a bond that has seen them through their teenage years and into adulthood. But now, time a…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sat, June 16
@ 1 p.m.
Movie of the Month: Check It
This film festival favorite follows a group of African-American gay and transgender youth in one of Wasthington D.C's most violent neighborhoods. After being subjected to constant torment and assault, the group formed their own gang for camaraderie and protection. Official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, and the San Francisco International Film Festival.
Huguenot Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, June 16
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Kick Off: Eid Celebration
Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims throughout the world. It is the celebration that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. On this day, people hug and wish one another Eid Mubarak. They also offer prayer, charity and celebrate with loved ones. It is a day full of colorful attire, delicious food, lights, and jubilation. In this celebration, your child will learn about this beautiful festival and its significance. Best for kids ages 4-10 years…
Allerton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, June 16
@ 2:30 p.m.
Summer Reading Kick Off: Eid Celebration
Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims throughout the world. It is the celebration that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. On this day, people hug and wish one another Eid Mubarak. They also offer prayer, charity and celebrate with loved ones. It is a day full of colorful attire, delicious food, lights, and jubilation. In this celebration, your child will learn about this beautiful festival and its significance. Best for kids ages 4-10 years…
Allerton LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, June 18
@ 3 p.m.
Movie Monday: Coming Out: A 50 Year History (2017)
Coming Out: A 50 Year History (2017) Homo Promo (1993) Monday, June 18, 3:00 PM Not Rated , 57 Min Transgender teen, Jazz Jennings, narrates this one hour documentary exploring the history of public gay identity in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community from the 1950s through today. **Subtitles will be put on to accommodate all movie-goers. No Registration Patrons strongly advised to heed film rating Fully Handicap Accessible
67th Street LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, June 18
@ 4 p.m.
Outreach to homeless shelter
Adult librarian visits Susan's Place, a homeless shelter for physically and mentally fragile women, and hosts an embroidery workshop - semi-weekly basis.
Francis Martin LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Persons Without Homes,
Adults
Mon, June 18
@ 6:30 p.m.
Conservators Conversation: Proust's Duchess
For Conservators level members ($1,500) or higher Caroline Weber’s latest book, Proust's Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin de Siècle Paris, examines the glittering world of turn-of-the-century Paris. It is the first in-depth study of the three women Proust used to create his supreme fictional character, the Duchesse de Guermantes. Weber, author of the acclaimed Queen of Fashion, will speak with French architect and interior designer Robert Couturier. Monday,…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumNYPL Supporters
Tue, June 19
@ 12 noon
Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Spend your lunchbreak listening to the Gotham Jazzmen and find yourself transported to a simpler time, where melodies swing and using your "library voice" does not apply. Free admission, doors open at 11:45 am.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 19
@ 6 p.m.
Book Club
Join us to discuss Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick A masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future, and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can’t afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, sheep. They’ve even built…
Grand Central Library, Teen CentralAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Tue, June 19
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Old in Art School: Nell Painter with Sarah Lewis
“I was used to juggling my self-perception and other people’s views of me as a black person and as a woman, from within and without. But now what I took as me seemed almost inconsequential as my essence shriveled into my age.” How are women, and artists, “seen” and judged by their age, race, and looks? And how does this seeing change, depending upon what is asked of the viewer? In her new memoir, Old in Art School, best-selling historian and visual artist Nell Painter explores these questions w…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, June 20
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion: The Beautiful and Damned
Get the neighborhood read. Check out what the librarian has recommended and hear what others think about it. We've got the books, now we need you to talk! This month's discussion will be of the book, The Beautiful and Damned, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Synopsis: Would-be Jazz Age aristocrats Anthony and Gloria Patch embody the corrupt high society of 1920s New York: they are beautiful, shallow, pleasure-seeking, and vain. As presumptive heirs to a large fortune, they begin their married life by…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Thu, June 21
@ 12 noon
Make Music New York: Amber Yiu-Hsuan Liao
Join us on June 21 from 12 Noon to 1 PM for a great performance by Amber Yiu-Hsuan Liao, pianist, educator and composer. This is event presented by Make Music New York - a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. "Known for her nimble technique, nuanced tone and impeccable sense of timing, pianist Amber Yiu- Hsuan Liao has presented solo performances in venues such as Lincoln Center, Wei…
53rd Street Library, TheaterAdults
Thu, June 21
@ 1 p.m.
Book Club: Manhattan Beach
The Pelham Bay Library will be reading and discussing the winner of One Book One NY: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. ‎Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where wom…
Pelham Bay LibraryAdults
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