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Today
@ 11 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…
Bloomingdale LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 2 p.m.
December Movie Matinee
Come join us on Friday afternoons for our free Movie Matinee at the Soundview Library! December 2, 2016 Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (PG-13) 110 min Tyler Perry's Madea returns to the big screen with this Lionsgate release surrounding a trip to the country during the holiday season. December 9, 2016 Scrooged (PG-13) 101 min ross's life is turned upside down with visits from three ghosts: a craggy-faced cabbie known as The Ghost of Christmas Past (Da…
Soundview LibraryAdults
Sat, December 10
@ 11 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…
George Bruce LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, December 10
@ 2 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon Movie: Indignation
Indignation (R 110 min. 2016) A young Jewish atheist (Logan Lerman) attends college in 1951 Ohio, where he clashes with both the school's established social order and his overbearing parents' hopes for his future. At the same time, he falls for an attractive, complicated classmate named Olivia (Sarah Gadon). Tracy Letts, Danny Burstein, and Linda Emond co-star. Directed by James Schamus (who also adapted the script from the novel of the same name by Philip Roth), Indignation made its world premi…
St. Agnes LibraryAdults
Mon, December 12
@ 2 p.m.
Classic Movie Monday: Little Women
2 hour 2 minutes, 1949 Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Lawford, & June Allyson Louisa May Alcott's Civil War story of four sisters who share their loves, their joys, and their sorrows.
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Tue, December 13
@ 11 a.m.
NY Women’s Chambers of Commerce: The Latino Association of Beauty Professionals, Inc. (LABPI) Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, December 13
@ 3 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, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, December 14
@ 10 a.m.
The Bronx Goes to Hollywood: The Graduate
To celebrate the Bronxites who have found success in Hollywood, once a month Parkchester Library will be screening films starring, written by, or directed by men and women who were born in our borough. The next movie in the series will be shown at Parkchester on Wednesday, December 14, at 10 AM. We will be watching The Graduate, which stars Anne Bancroft, an Academy Award-winning actress who was raised in Belmont by Italian immigrants. Director: Mike Nichols Also Starring: Dustin Hoffman MGM…
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomAdults
Wed, December 14
@ 6 p.m.
Art Talks
The Artist's Museum | Carol Bove, Dan Byers, Anna Craycroft, Sara VanDerBeek | An Art Book Series Event
FREE — Auditorium doors open to public at 5:30 p.m. On the occasion of the publication of the catalog for The Artist’s Museum, an exhibition on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston from November 16, 2016–March, 26, 2017, the artists in the exhibition Carol Bove, Anna Craycroft and Sara VanDerBeek are joined in conversation by Dan Byers, Mannion Family Senior Curator at the ICA/Boston. The Artist's Museum presents immersive artworks that bring together art, artifacts, and natural ma…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thu, December 15
@ 7 p.m.
The New York Character: a 16mm Film Series and Discussion
New York Character: Mingus The New York Character at Jefferson Market Library is an ongoing series of screenings and panel discussions that explore films culled from the New York Public Library’s unparalleled 16mm film collection and archive held at the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. For the December 15 program, we will look specifically at one New York character: the late renowned jazz artist and composer Charles Mingus through Thomas Reichman’s 1968 film Mingus…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Fri, December 16
@ 11 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…
Bloomingdale LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, December 16
@ 2 p.m.
December Movie Matinee
Come join us on Friday afternoons for our free Movie Matinee at the Soundview Library! December 2, 2016 Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (PG-13) 110 min Tyler Perry's Madea returns to the big screen with this Lionsgate release surrounding a trip to the country during the holiday season. December 9, 2016 Scrooged (PG-13) 101 min ross's life is turned upside down with visits from three ghosts: a craggy-faced cabbie known as The Ghost of Christmas Past (Da…
Soundview LibraryAdults
Sat, December 17
@ 11 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…
George Bruce LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, December 17
@ 2:30 p.m.
A LATIN JAZZ CONCERT BY RAY MARTINEZ’ LEGACY
RAY MARTINEZ has been considered one of the most gifted and prominent bassist/ arranger in the contemporary Latin and Salsa music scenes. Crossing over to mainstream Jazz, Ray Martinez's Legacy created a familiar yet new sound. Born out of the multicultural dynamics of New York, Legacy was created with the idea of connecting musical concepts of both Africa and the African Diaspora. The band features the following musicians: Peter Brainin - Sax & Flute, Adan Perez- Piano, Bobby Ba…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Tue, December 20
@ 11 a.m.
NY Women’s Chambers of Commerce: The Latino Association of Beauty Professionals, Inc. (LABPI) Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, December 21
@ 11 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…
George Bruce LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, December 21
@ 6:30 p.m.
The Fifth Avenue Hootenanny Presents - Gregory K. Williams on Viola
Gregory K. Williams is a multifaceted violist, making his mark as a soloist, orchestral, and chamber musician. Recent solo performances include recitals in the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, and throughout the United States. He is the acting Principal Violist of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, and the Principal Violist with the Berkshire Opera Festival. He has also performed with the Albany Symphony, Symphony in C, the Syracuse Symphony, and at the Aspen Music Festival. Currently Mr.…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, December 22
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Klezmer: Music, History and Memory
Klezmer: Music, History and Memory: Aesthetic and Cultural Dimensions published by Oxford University Press, Fall 2016 A lecture and musical program with Dr. Walter Zev Feldman (author, cimbal) and Deborah Strauss (violin) Emerging in 16th century Prague, the klezmer became a central cultural feature of the largest transnational Jewish community of modern times - the Ashkenazim of Eastern Europe. Much of the musical and choreographic history of the Ashkenazim is embedded in the European klezme…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Fri, December 23
@ 11 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…
Bloomingdale LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, December 23
@ 2 p.m.
December Movie Matinee
Come join us on Friday afternoons for our free Movie Matinee at the Soundview Library! December 2, 2016 Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (PG-13) 110 min Tyler Perry's Madea returns to the big screen with this Lionsgate release surrounding a trip to the country during the holiday season. December 9, 2016 Scrooged (PG-13) 101 min ross's life is turned upside down with visits from three ghosts: a craggy-faced cabbie known as The Ghost of Christmas Past (Da…
Soundview LibraryAdults
Tue, December 27
@ 11 a.m.
NY Women’s Chambers of Commerce: The Latino Association of Beauty Professionals, Inc. (LABPI) Hamilton Grange Library, Community RoomAdults
Tue, December 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Children's Movie: 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…
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, December 27
@ 4 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library presents New Releases Movie Night: Indignation
Lions Gate Films, Inc. Rating R, Runtime 110 minutes, Release Year 2016; Director James Schamus Synopsis A young Jewish atheist (Logan Lerman) attends college in 1951 Ohio, where he clashes with both the school's established social order and his overbearing parents' hopes for his future. At the same time, he falls for an attractive, complicated classmate named Olivia (Sarah Gadon). Tracy Letts, Danny Burstein, and Linda Emond co-star. Directed by James Schamus (who also adapted the scrip…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Thu, December 29
@ 11 a.m.
Columbus Library Classic Movie
When Harry met Sally 1989; 95 Minutes; Warner Bros.; Rated R Starring – Billy Crystal & Meg Ryan Director – Rob Reiner "Sex always gets in the way of friendships between men and women. At least, that's what HarryBurns believes. So when Harry meets Sally Albright and a deep friendship blossoms between them, Harry's determined not to let his attraction to Sally destroy it. But when a night of weakness ends in a morning of panic, can the pair avoid succumbing to Harry's fears by rema…
Columbus LibraryAdults
Fri, December 30
@ 2 p.m.
December Movie Matinee
Come join us on Friday afternoons for our free Movie Matinee at the Soundview Library! December 2, 2016 Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (PG-13) 110 min Tyler Perry's Madea returns to the big screen with this Lionsgate release surrounding a trip to the country during the holiday season. December 9, 2016 Scrooged (PG-13) 101 min ross's life is turned upside down with visits from three ghosts: a craggy-faced cabbie known as The Ghost of Christmas Past (Da…
Soundview LibraryAdults
Thu, January 5
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear . . . and Why, with Sady Doyle, a writer and blogger whose work has appeared in The Guardian, Slate, The Atlantic, Rookie, and other publications.
This talk dissects a centuries-old phenomenon, raising questions about gender expectations and the "female trainwreck." 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, January 7
@ 2 p.m.
Play Reading - Three Hots and a Cot
Equity Library Theater of New York presents a staged reading of the play "Three Hots and a Cot" with Ivy Austin, Nancy Eng, Kecia Lewis. Description: One afternoon, on the streets of New York City, three homeless women discuss their pasts and futures. John Cappelletti is happy to have worked with so many wonderful people. He has acted with Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy and Zoe Caldwell, directed George Grizzard, Julie Harris, James Earl Jones and Eartha Kitt, and taught acting to students who hav…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, January 11
@ 5:30 p.m.
Author Talk: Barbara Bracht Donsky
Join us as Barbara Bracht Donsky discusses and signs copies of her book, Veronica's Grave: A Daughter's Memoir. When Barbara Bracht's mother disappears, no one tells the young girl that her mother has died--not even her father. She is left a confused child whose father is intent upon erasing any memory of the mother. Forced to keep the secret of their mother's existence from her younger brother, Eddie, Barbara struggles to keep from being crushed under the weight of family secrets as she comes…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Fri, January 13
@ 10 a.m.
Education @ the Schomburg
Schomburg Center's 5th Annual Black Comic Book Festival
Thank you for checking out the Schomburg Center's Black Comic Book Festival! We are extremely excited for you to attend our 5th annual program, which has expanded to TWO DAYS! New offers are available for comic fans of all ages, including a limited edition 5th anniversary program booklet, festival T-shirts, and the opportunity to donate samples of your comics to the Schomburg's comic book archive! All the information you need to get registered is outlined below. Should you have any additional qu…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Sat, January 14
@ 10 a.m.
Education @ the Schomburg
Schomburg Center's 5th Annual Black Comic Book Festival
Thank you for checking out the Schomburg Center's Black Comic Book Festival! We are extremely excited for you to attend our 5th annual program, which has expanded to TWO DAYS! New offers are available for comic fans of all ages, including a limited edition 5th anniversary program booklet, festival T-shirts, and the opportunity to donate samples of your comics to the Schomburg's comic book archive! All the information you need to get registered is outlined below. Should you have any additional qu…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Tue, January 17
@ 5:30 p.m.
Book Club
The Grand Central Book Club will meet to discuss the following book this month : I'll Take You There / Wally Lamb Join us for an evening of lively book talk! Summary: Wally Lamb weaves an evocative, deeply affecting tapestry of one Baby Boomer’s life—Felix Funicello, introduced in Wishin’ and Hopin’—and the trio of unforgettable women who have changed it, in this radiant story of the American Century that is an homage to the resiliency, strength, and power of women. I’ll Take You There…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults,
Book Lovers
Thu, January 19
@ 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 re-assessing 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
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
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
@ 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 “[Selene DiSilva is] reclusive, stubborn, and deeply unfriendly to everyone but her dog. But when a woman's mutilated body washes up in Riverside Park wearing a laurel wreath, Selene finds that she can no longer hide in the shadows. As more women are threatened, Selene is forced to embrace the one name she's tried hardest to forget -- Artemis. For who better to follow the killer's tangled trail than the Goddess o…
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
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
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
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