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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
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 p.m.
Awakening The Feminine Energy
A great season of enlightenment and collective change is upon the feminine energy to become collective minded through partnerships, friendships, and families. In order to move in a direction of clarity and purpose, women can begin to explore their thought processes when the focus and intention is toward having each of these dynamic’s work efficiently. Location: Countee Cullen Library, 124 West 136th Street. Saturday, October 1, 2016 Time: 2pm thru 4pm…
Countee Cullen Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, October 1
@ 2:30 p.m.
Art & Architecture Talks
Dear Data | Giorgia Lupi and Debbie Millman | Design and Style Series Event
FREE — The Corner Room doors open at 2PM. 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 the legendary designer and educator Debbie Millman 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 Dat…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Tue, October 4
@ 12:30 p.m.
CEO Series
Women in Small Business' Afternoon
October is National Women's Small Business Month, and to celebrate, we have created a program called "Women in Small Business' Afternoon" at the Business Library on October 4th. We have assembled a fabulous lineup of women entrepreneurs who will share their secrets for success in business. Men are welcome to attend too! Registration is not necessary, except for the keynote event from 6-7:30 pm. SCHEDULE: 12:30-2pm SESSION 1 -- "Don’t Network, Build Relationships! An Interactive Workshop." B…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Tue, October 4
@ 2 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
The Survivor’s Guide for Female Entrepreneurs
Part of the Women in Small Business Afternoon Kathy McShane discusses the key principles that she outlines in her book The Survivor’s Guide for Female Entrepreneurs: What You Need To Know To Be Successful, such as the difference between male and female entrepreneurs, negotiating, peer advisory groups, and public speaking. Kathy McShane’s is the Founder and CEO of Ladies Launch Club. Since 2005 Kathy has been devoted to making entrepreneurship available to all women by providing the exposure…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Tue, October 4
@ 3:30 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Link Out: How to Turn Your Network into a Chain of Lasting Connections
Part of the Women in Small Business Afternoon In today’s economy, the typical ways of communicating and networking don’t serve the purpose of building strong, long-term connections that result a successful and fulfilling career. We need to build collaborative relationships that are memorable and influence others to aid in achieving our goals. What is the first step to connecting with the right person? It’s not simply passing along a business card or rattling on about yourself, it is listening…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Tue, October 4
@ 6 p.m.
CEO Series
CEO Series: Marie Forleo
A conversation with Marie Forleo: "Everything is figureoutable." Marie Forleo will grace the stage as both keynote session for the Women in Small Business' Afternoon program and closing guest for the 2016 CEO Series cycle. Women in Small Business' Afternoon is our way of celebrating October as National Women's Small Business Month witha fabulous lineup of women entrepreneurs who will share their secrets for success in business. Men are welcome to attend too! The CEO Series at the Science,…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Healy HallAdults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
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 | Yasmine El Rashidi
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. She is joined by yet another fierce and powerful author and journa…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, October 6
@ 4:30 p.m.
Women's Writing Group
Hannelore Hahn, who directed the International Women's Writing Guild for 37 years, hosts a monthly informal women’s writing & discussion group. Everyone welcome for discussion too!
67th Street LibraryAdults
Thu, October 6
@ 6 p.m.
Education @ the Schomburg
Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Northern Organizing and Cultural Renaissance
Three lost narratives in the history of the Black Renaissance will be uncovered this October as part of the Schomburg's popular community education series, "Conversations in Black Freedom Studies." One narrative was explored by Professor Anne Meis Knupfer in her book, The Chicago Black Renaissance and Women’s Activism, which introduces a new generation of readers to black women writers and leaders of the 1930s through the 1950s--from Gwendolyn Brooks to Lorraine Hansberry. These women establi…
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, 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
Sat, October 8
@ 1 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon at the Movies
"Suffragette" ( 2015; 1 hr 46 mins) starring Carey Mulligan The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.
Morningside HeightsAdults
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
@ 11:30 a.m.
Author Talks @ The Library - Mr. Paul Griffin, Young Adults & Children's Author
Join us in our children's room for conversations with teen & children's author, Paul Griffin. Paul wrote several novels for children and young adults: Ten Mile River, The Orange Houses, Stay With Me, Burning Blue and Adrift. His most recent novel is When Friendship Followed Me Home, a novel for middle grade readers. Paul went to Dartmouth College to major in Film Studies and English. These days Paul works with awesome organizations like Behind The Book and Literacy For Incarcerated Teens an…
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
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
@ 5 p.m.
67th Street Library Presents: Lincoln Center Local: Latin Beat
This is a screening of Latin Beat which was performed at the David Rubenstein Atrium on August 29, 2012. Runtime: 56 minutes Alexander Wu and the ZigZag Quartet take audiences of all ages on a journey across Latin culture to find the threads of salsa, samba, tango, and meringue throughout classical, jazz, and modern musical compositions. Latin influences abound if you listen carefully, and top tango dancers Carolina Jaurena and Diego Blanco bring Argentine music to life with their smo…
67th Street LibraryAdults
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
Fri, October 14
@ 11 a.m.
(CEIS) The Hunts Point Library's 2nd Annual College and Career Fair Official Page
Welcome to the Official Page of the Hunts Point Library 2nd Annual College and Career Fair 2016. We 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 Success. PLEASE REGISTER HERE: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/nypl-hunts-point-library-2nd-annual-college-and-c…
Hunts Point LibraryJob Seekers
Sat, October 15
@ 2 p.m.
Chinese in America Film Series - Short Films by Maya Yu Zhang and Patrick Chen
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. In our second installment of this series, we present short films written and directed by Maya Yu Zhang and Patrick Chen. Maya Yu Zhang will present her shorts M A R K E D and My Sister Swallowed the Zoo. My Sister Swallowed the Zoo investigates an ordinary phone call between a mother and daughter, taking the audien…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, October 17
@ 2 p.m.
Classic Movie Monday: Night of the Hunter
1 hour 32 Minutes, 1955 (Crime,Drama,Film-Noir) Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, and Lillian Gish Storyline: It's the Great Depression. In the process of robbing a bank of $10,000, Ben Harper kills two people. Before he is captured, he is able to convince his adolescent son John and his daughter Pearl not to tell anyone, including their mother Willa, where he hid the money, namely in Pearl's favorite toy, a doll that she carries everywhere with her. Ben, who is captured, tried an…
Epiphany LibraryAdults
Mon, October 17
@ 6 p.m.
League of Professional Theatre Women: Oral History Project
A conversation with prominent women in theatre, as part of the League’s ongoing series which chronicles and documents the contributions of significant women in theatre. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission sea…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, October 18
@ 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 18
@ 5:30 p.m.
Book Club
The Grand Central Book Club will meet to discuss 2 books this month : The Graveyard Book / Neil Gaiman and The Ocean at the End of the Lane / Neil Gaiman Join us for an evening of lively book talk! The Graveyard Book - Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? And then there are being such as ghouls that aren't really one thing or the other. The Ocean at the End of the Lane presents a modern fantasy about fear, love, magic, and…
Grand Central Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, October 19
@ 5:15 p.m.
Who Are You and What Are You Supposed to Be Doing with Your Life?
Re-assess who you are and what you should be doing with your life that will bring you the most fulfillment on all levels, and at the same time enable you to serve others. Listen to Kristina Leonardi share 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 career and life path for yourself.
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, October 19
@ 5:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Bending the Future of Preservation| Max Page, Marla Miller, Robert Hammond, Thompson Mayes, Richard Rabinowitz, Liz Ševcenko, Michael Sorkin | Architectural Explorations in Books Series Event
FREE — Auditorium doors open at 5PM. How can we make the historic preservation movement a central tool for building a more just world? Historic preservation often gets criticized for being aesthetically elitist, concerned with celebratory history, and a tool of gentrifiers. But recent efforts within the preservation movement show that storyline to be changing – if it was ever true. Preservationists, including some of the outstanding figures on this panel, are propelling preservation in new d…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Wed, October 19
@ 7 p.m.
Cave Canem 20th Anniversary and Black Power 50 Present “Freedom Now!”
Cave Canem’s 20th anniversary and the Schomburg Center, for our year-long exploration of the Black Power Movement, will present an intergenerational, interdisciplinary performance based on the musical composition of jazz composer and drummer Max Roach’s 1961 Freedom Now Suite. Freedom Now! will feature Cave Canem co-founders Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady and Black Arts Movement icon Sonia Sanchez, with a special appearance by New York City-based youth poets. The evening's artistic director…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Wed, October 19
@ 9 p.m.
Biblio File
2016 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE - LIVE STREAM EVENT
2016 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE Join us to view the final Presidential Debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Broadcast live from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, moderated by Chris Wallace, Anchor, Fox News Sunday. Wednesday, October 19, 2016 9 PM—10:30 PM Room 101, (First Floor) This is a free event. Doors will open at 8:45 PM. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. For further information about the debate, please visit Commission on Presidential Debates…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants
Thu, October 20
@ 6 p.m.
Wild Lines: Jane Ira Bloom Plays Emily Dickinson
Jane Ira Bloom Award winning soprano saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom presents the New York premiere of “Wild Lines,” her new work for jazz quartet and spoken word, inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Bloom’s reimagining of Dickinson was ignited when she learned that the poet was a pianist and improviser, reaffirming Bloom’s intuitive connection to the jazz-like quality of Dickinson’s writing. Join us for a collaboration across time between two pioneering women artists - one a 21st…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sun, October 23
@ 2 p.m.
Oral History
Walking Tour: Queer Village 1960s
Photo credit: Syd London | 2011 Join well-known NYC LGBTQ advocate and storyteller Jay Toole for a not-to-be-missed tour of Greenwich Village in the 1960s. Learn about all kinds of LGBTQ experiences and historical details you won’t find in the history books. Hear more about what the neighborhood was like back then through stories about the lesbian bars and Washington Square Park (including a bench where Jay lived for years). Find out what really happened at night in the Women’s Ho…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Mon, October 24
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends, with Mary McAuliffe, author of "Dawn of the Belle Epoque," "Twilight of the Belle Epoque," "Clash of Crowns," and "Paris Discovered."
This lecture portrays the City of Light during the fabulous 1920s, les Annees folles, when Parisians emerged from the horrors of war to find that a new world greeted them one that reverberated with the hard metallic clang of the assembly line, the roar of automobiles, and the beat of jazz. It traces a decade that saw seismic change on almost every front, from art and architecture to music, literature, fashion, entertainment, transportation, and, most notably, behavior.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, October 25
@ 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 25
@ 6:15 p.m.
White Light Festival, Sounds of India on Film: Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road)
Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival presents immersive artistic experiences that illuminate the many dimensions of our interior lives. At the heart of this year’s festival is Sounds of India, a collection of music, dance, and film originating in and inspired by South India curated by choreographer Mark Morris. Experience the breathtaking visual storytelling of Bengali auteur Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy in a stunning new print presented together with Jean Renoir’s 1951 color masterpiece The Rive…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, October 25
@ 9:15 p.m.
White Light Festival, Sounds of India on Film: Aparajito (The Unvanquished)
Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival presents immersive artistic experiences that illuminate the many dimensions of our interior lives. At the heart of this year’s festival is Sounds of India, a collection of music, dance, and film originating in and inspired by South India curated by choreographer Mark Morris. Experience the breathtaking visual storytelling of Bengali auteur Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy in a stunning new print presented together with Jean Renoir’s 1951 color masterpiece The Rive…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, October 26
@ 6:15 p.m.
White Light Festival, Sounds of India on Film: The River
Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival presents immersive artistic experiences that illuminate the many dimensions of our interior lives. At the heart of this year’s festival is Sounds of India, a collection of music, dance, and film originating in and inspired by South India curated by choreographer Mark Morris. Experience the breathtaking visual storytelling of Bengali auteur Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy in a stunning new print presented together with Jean Renoir’s 1951 color masterpiece The Rive…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, October 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
Films @ the Schomburg
Not Your Mama’s Movement (Premiere)
Rokhaya Diallo, Afro-Parisienne journalist, antiracism activist, and award-winning filmmaker, turned her camera on an emerging generation of black activists who, in the wake of the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, were able to mobilize international opinion in favor of the protests in America. Although France is confronted with similar problems, the victims of French police brutality have not benefited from the same media attention. Not Your Mama’s Movement explores the similarities…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Wed, October 26
@ 8:45 p.m.
White Light Festival, Sounds of India on Film: Apur Sansar (The World of Apu)
Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival presents immersive artistic experiences that illuminate the many dimensions of our interior lives. At the heart of this year’s festival is Sounds of India, a collection of music, dance, and film originating in and inspired by South India curated by choreographer Mark Morris. Experience the breathtaking visual storytelling of Bengali auteur Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy in a stunning new print presented together with Jean Renoir’s 1951 color masterpiece The Rive…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, October 27
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: Purple Rain (1984)
Purple Rain, the first starring film for Prince, is the story of an arrogant, young black singer, born and raised in Minneapolis, who reaches the pinnacle of stardom. The dramatic complications include "The Kid's" (Prince) miserable home life, where he suffers the brutalities of his father (well played by Clarence Williams III) and the youth's efforts to win the love of the beautiful Apollonia. Despite the misogynistic undercurrents in Purple Rain, the film's biggest fans were young women. Gorge…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
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