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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, December 18
@ 3 p.m.
Movie Monday: Short Film Festival--Day Two
Short Film Festival This month will be a short film festival exploring human emotion! Using Kanopy will show several Oscar winning and nominated films across Monday December 11th and Monday December 18th. Some titles will include The Phone Call, Wish 143, The Door, Stutterer and My Depression: The Down and Up of it. Monday, December 18, 3:00 PM The Phone Call (2013) , 22minutes This Oscar-award winning short film follows Heather (Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water, Blue Jasmine), a shy lady w…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, December 19
@ 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, December 19
@ 4:30 p.m.
Share Breast Cancer Support Group
Breast Cancer Support for Women of African Decent Ongoing groups for women recently diagnosed with breast cancer, those still undergoing treatment, and those who have completed treatment. Women may join at any time. Tuesdays December 5, 2017 6:00-7:30 December 19,2017 4:30-7:30 Registration is required for new participants. Call 212-382-2111 to register.
Countee Cullen Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, December 21
@ 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, December 22
@ 12:30 p.m.
Movies at the Mulberry Street Library Presents: 2 Musical Cities: “La La Land” and “Viva Las Vegas”
Join us at the Mulberry Street Library for a movie visit to 2 Musical Cities: “La La Land” and “Viva Las Vegas”. 12:30pm – 2:30pm “La La Land” (2016) Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt. Directed by Damien Chazelle. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams — and finding each other — in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love. Winner of 6 Academy Awards including Best Director. 128 minutes, P…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Wed, January 3
@ 6 p.m.
Owning Your Power...Taking Charge of Your Career in the New Year!
Looking to have a lot more say in the way things are handled in your career? Tired of giving decisions over to your partner, family, friends or collaborators? Feeling intimidated about money and talking a deal? In this interactive workshop, Jim Arnoff discusses ways to collaborate with ease, claim your authentic voice, and honor your creativity. Learn the most effective ways to build your confidence communicate with conviction and ask for what you want. Gain the skills to negotiate in a way tha…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Thu, January 4
@ 2 p.m.
Matinee Thursday: Girls Trip
Rated R, 2 hours 2 minutes When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. Starring: Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish & Queen Latifah
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Sat, January 6
@ 3 p.m.
Myth, Magic, Archetypes: Received, Reinvented
An Afternoon with Larissa Shmailo and Dean Kostos Saturday, January 6 at 3 pm Since myths were chanted above the swirling fires of prehistory, contradictions arose in these received tales. Myth, in the classical tradition, also includes the irreverent frolicking of gods and goddesses. There was something comforting, as well as terrifying, in the deities' human flaws. We see this in Larissa Shmailo's eponymous collection Medusa's Country. In this book of experimental formalism, gods of all n…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sun, January 7
@ 2 p.m.
Writing While Female
The novelists Teri Emory (Second Acts) and Heidi Mastrogiovanni (Lala Pettibone’s Act Two) have between them well over a century’s life experience, and they’ve got tales to tell. Come hear them discuss how they’ve managed to support their writing habits over many years, how they handle the ageless scourge of rejection, how they create female characters who resemble actual women, how they published debut novels in the seventh decade of life, and how they view “chick lit,” “women’s fiction,” and o…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, January 8
@ 6 p.m.
Shakespeare Redress: Joe Papp’s Naked Hamlet 1968
Fifty years ago: the Vietnam War raged; Laugh In debuted; students protested at Howard and Harvard; Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King were assassinated. In New York City, Joe Papp, the restless, young champion of free Shakespeare for all, responded to the angst of the nation with a radical reinvention of Hamlet. Papp said his “production aimed radioactive iridium 192 at the nineteenth century Hamlet statue, and by gamma ray shadowgraphing [discovered] the veins of the living original, buried…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, January 9
@ 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 9
@ 5:30 p.m.
Ottendorfer Book Club: Flaneuse by Lauren Elkin
Our January selection is a New York Times Notable Book for 2017, Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London by Lauren Elkin. In this memoir, Elkin takes us to all the cities in which she has lived and creates a rich, cultural mosaic of what these cities have meant to women who have lived in them through literature, art, history and film.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
Wed, January 10
@ 12 noon
Women's Circle
Join us as we discussissues affecting women and free resources available to women.
Westchester Square LibraryAdults,
Families,
Immigrants
Thu, January 11
@ 1 p.m.
Kips Bay Library Presents Throwback Thursday Theater: Surviving Picasso
Synopsis A biopic depicting the artist's relationships with the women in his life, including his decade-long affair with a mistress 40 years his junior. Directors James Ivory, Production year 1996, Rating R, Studio Warner Bros., Runtime 126 minutes. Cast Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone, Julianne Moore, Diane Venora, Susannah Harker.
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Thu, January 11
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: The Beguiled (2017)
Cpl. John McBurney is an injured Union soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War. He seeks refuge at an all-female Southern boarding school where the teachers and students seem more than willing to help. Soon, sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries as the women tend to his wounded leg while offering him comfort and companionship. Running time: 1 hour and 34 minutes
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Tue, January 16
@ 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
Thu, January 18
@ 10:30 a.m.
Friends Special Preview of You Say You Want A Revolution: Remembering The 60s
This event is for Friends Level $50+ THURSDAY, JAN 18 | 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tours start on the hour, beginning at 10:30 AM The New York Public Library Gottesman Hall, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street Please use the Fifth Avenue entrance As a special membership benefit, Friends at the $50 level and up are invited to the Library for a docent-led tour of our newest exhibition, You Say You Want A Revolution: Remembering the 60s. From communa…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallNYPL Supporters
Thu, January 18
@ 2 p.m.
Matinee Thursday: Detroit
Rated R, 2 hours 23 minutes Docudrama about the Detroit race riots of July 1967 focuses on an incident at the Algiers Motel in which a group of black men and white women were terrorized (and some killed) by police officers. Starring: Anthony Mackie & John Boyega
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Thu, January 18
@ 6 p.m.
Davalois Fearon: Finding Her History
Davalois Fearon is a critically acclaimed dancer, teacher, and choreographer born on the island of Jamaica and raised in The Bronx, New York. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Davalois Fearon Dance. Her choreography has been presented throughout New York City, including at the Joyce Theater, E-Moves 17 dance series, The Dance Enthusiast “Moving Caribbean in NYC,” the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Roulette, and the Inception to Exhibition Dance Festival, as well as in Berkeley (CA),…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, January 23
@ 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
Fri, January 26
@ 12 noon
Women's Circle
Join us as we discussissues affecting women and free resources available to women.
Westchester Square LibraryAdults,
Families,
Immigrants
Sat, January 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
Book Chat with Writers from the Bronx
Please join us for a reading featuring three writers from the Bronx: Robert Farrell: Meditations on the Body Robert Farrell lives and works in the Bronx, New York. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Brooklyn Review, NOON: journal of the short poem, REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Santa Fe Literary Review, Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies and elsewhere. His chapbook, Meditations on the Body, was published in 2017 by Ghostbird Press. Originally from Houston, Texas, h…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Tue, January 30
@ 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 30
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
African-American Genealogy Part I: An Introduction
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, South Court Classroom AAdults
Sat, February 3
@ 2:30 p.m.
A Musical Tribute to the Music of Motown
Jazz/Pop Vocalist Cody Childs and the Ladies of Soul perform a tribute to the music of Motown. This tribute includes historical notes on the origins of the Motown Company and biographical notes on many its legendary artists as well as a performance of such Motown classics as “My Girl”, “ Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”, “My Guy”, “Just My Imagination”, “Quicksand”, ”Where Did Our Love Go?”, “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch”, ”You Are The Sunshine of My Life”, “For Once In My Life” and many more.…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Wed, February 21
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion: The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
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 Last Painting of Sara de Vos, by Dominic Smith. Synopsis: Half a century after reluctantly painting a forgery of the only surviving work by a seventeenth-century female Dutch artist, Ellie Shipley curates an exhibit of women Dutch painters and risks exposure when both the original and her fo…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Tue, March 27
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
African-American Genealogy Part II: Next Steps
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 research material. This class aims to recommend next steps in the pursuit of African-American family history that might be useful after exhausting basic introductory…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, April 11
@ 6 p.m.
Jazz @ the Library with the Celia Cruz High School of Music
Please join for a jazz concert presented by the Celia Cruz High School of Music Jazz Band - Take The "4" Train.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, April 14
@ 2:30 p.m.
Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series present Arturo O'Farrill Sextet
Arturo O’Farrill honors the family tradition established by his father, Cuban jazz legend Chico O’Farrill, with marvelously inventive and virtuosic performances. In addition to heading his sextet, he leads the Grammy Award–winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and frequently appears at New York’s famous jazz club Birdland. O’Farrill and the band recently released Boss Level, a new album featuring his sons Zack and Adam on drums and trumpet, respectively. With their intergenerational commitment to si…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Wed, April 18
@ 6 p.m.
Jazz @ the Library with the Celia Cruz High School of Music
Please join for a jazz concert presented by the Celia Cruz High School of Music Jazz Bands - Full Swing Ahead and Sophisiticated Ladies.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
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
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