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Today
@ 6 p.m.
Summer Films: Mondays at 6 pm!
June 12: No film! We are rehearsing for our upcoming production of Uncle Vanya. Reserve a seat today! June 19: Black Narcissus (1947; 100 mins.) Emotions burn very hot when a group of nuns settle into a convent high in the Himalayas. Spectacular cinematography in Technicolor. Starring Deborah Kerr and Sabu. June 26: Bunny Lake is Missing (1965; 107 mins.) A little girl is dropped off at school but when her mother (Carol Lynley, left, top) goes back to pick her up – the teachers deny sh…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, June 27
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
BABY LAPTIME
Books, songs, rhymes, and playtime for children 0-18 months.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, June 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Simple craft projects for ages 3 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryToddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, June 27
@ 6 p.m.
Freedom of Expression: A Conversation with Norman Finkelstein
TEACHING, PUBLISHING AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION A Conversation Between Norman Finkelstein and Colin Robinson Tuesday, June 27th 2017: 6 pm to 8 pm On the 10th anniversary of Norman Finkelstein’s denial of tenure and subsequent blacklisting in academia, he joins his longstanding publisher, Colin Robinson of OR Books, to talk about the politics of pedagogy and publishing. Finkelstein is the author of many books, including The Holocaust Industry andMethod and Madness, published by Robinson. Ro…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, June 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
PRESCHOOL TIME
Picture book stories, songs, and crafts for children ages 2-5 years.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 4:30 p.m.
WRITE NOW with NY Writers Coalition
Want to get past your writer's block or just put pen to paper and see what happens? Join New York Writers Coaltion and author Laura Stampler at Jefferson Market Library this summer for free, weekly creative writing workshops that will bring out those powerful stories we have yet to share on the page. Poetry, prose, theater, rhymes, and everything in between — all created in a single room! This workshop is open to young writers (Ages 13-18) of all genres, backgrounds, and experiences. Snacks, wr…
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, June 28
@ 6 p.m.
Colette Inez Poetry Reading
Wednesday, June 28 at 6 pm “I was conceived in Paris, the unexpected outcome of a love affair between a French archivist and a French-American priest. In her ninth month, my mother crossed the border into Belgium where I was born soon and soon after packed off to the Catholic sisters, my stern caretakers for the next eight years. I'm not sure what patron saint of journeys I need to thank for my escape from Europe before the World War II occupation, but landing on the shore of Long Island didn'…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, June 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
OWLS AND OTTERS STORY TIME
A read aloud and craft program for ages 5 and 6.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 4:30 p.m.
Book Discussion!
The Stanley Rypins and Evelyn Rypins Kaplan Book Discussion Group The Jefferson Market Library Book Discussion meets the last Thursday of each month on the 3rd floor, at 4:30pm! February 23: Enigma Variations by Andre Aciman March 30: The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells April 27: The Other House by Henry James May 25: The Morning They Came For Us by Janine Di Giovanni June 29: The Real Life of Sebastian Knight by Vladimir Nabokov July 27:…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Mon, July 3
@ 6 p.m.
Summer Films: Mondays at 6 pm!
June 12: No film! We are rehearsing for our upcoming production of Uncle Vanya. Reserve a seat today! June 19: Black Narcissus (1947; 100 mins.) Emotions burn very hot when a group of nuns settle into a convent high in the Himalayas. Spectacular cinematography in Technicolor. Starring Deborah Kerr and Sabu. June 26: Bunny Lake is Missing (1965; 107 mins.) A little girl is dropped off at school but when her mother (Carol Lynley, left, top) goes back to pick her up – the teachers deny sh…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, July 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
WRITE NOW with NY Writers Coalition
Want to get past your writer's block or just put pen to paper and see what happens? Join New York Writers Coaltion and author Laura Stampler at Jefferson Market Library this summer for free, weekly creative writing workshops that will bring out those powerful stories we have yet to share on the page. Poetry, prose, theater, rhymes, and everything in between — all created in a single room! This workshop is open to young writers (Ages 13-18) of all genres, backgrounds, and experiences. Snacks, wr…
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 6
@ 6 p.m.
Digital Literacy in 2017: Your Media Diet
Is the news in your newsfeed trustworthy? How do you differentiate between fact and falsehood? There is an abundance of information available online, accessible through Google searches, news apps, and social media “news feeds” like the one you see on Facebook. The constant, rapid proliferation of information online can be overwhelming and confusing, and not everything that you see is accurate, credible, fact-based information. In this single, interactive session you will learn some practical tip…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sat, July 8
@ 2 p.m.
VINCENT LIVELLI: The Greenwich Village Raconteur
Saturday, July 8 at 2 pm Join us for a special presentation by the storyteller of eras past, Vincent Livelli, July 8th at 2pm at The Jefferson Market Library in the Willa Cather Community Room. Ten years ago, at 87, Livelli launched Salsa Livelli, a blog captivating his audience with memories of the nightlife and culture of Greenwich Village and beyond. As a toddler on Sullivan Street, Livelli consumed paint chips that later resulted in brain damage and hearing impairment from lead poisoning. T…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, July 10
@ 6 p.m.
Summer Films: Mondays at 6 pm!
June 12: No film! We are rehearsing for our upcoming production of Uncle Vanya. Reserve a seat today! June 19: Black Narcissus (1947; 100 mins.) Emotions burn very hot when a group of nuns settle into a convent high in the Himalayas. Spectacular cinematography in Technicolor. Starring Deborah Kerr and Sabu. June 26: Bunny Lake is Missing (1965; 107 mins.) A little girl is dropped off at school but when her mother (Carol Lynley, left, top) goes back to pick her up – the teachers deny sh…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, July 10
@ 6 p.m.
Documentary Screening: Judging Crater
Judging Crater directed by Billy Sternberg: Screening and Discussion Monday, July 10 at 6 pm Billy Sternberg: "Growing up, I knew that my grandfather, Maurice Bloch, was F.D.R.’s campaign manager for Governor of New York in 1928. But I didn’t know much more than that. In my mother’s family, his death at only 38 in 1929, made my mother, grandmother, and great grandmother wonder what would have been for “poor Maury” in F.D.R.’s administration had my grandfather survived his sudden death due…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, July 11
@ 6 p.m.
Open Sewing Workshop
Dream & Create—Summer Edition! Open Sewing Workshop Have you always wanted to sew, but don’t know where to start? Are you a sewer that wants to get back into the swing of things? Whether you are a beginner or a hobbyist, this sewing workshop is for you! In this hands-on workshop students will learn sewing techniques to create their own unique projects. Bring a project that you’d like to tackle with confidence in the New Year and get set to sew! No registration required, just drop-in! Tue…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Wed, July 12
@ 3:30 p.m.
WRITE NOW with NY Writers Coalition
Want to get past your writer's block or just put pen to paper and see what happens? Join New York Writers Coaltion and author Laura Stampler at Jefferson Market Library this summer for free, weekly creative writing workshops that will bring out those powerful stories we have yet to share on the page. Poetry, prose, theater, rhymes, and everything in between — all created in a single room! This workshop is open to young writers (Ages 13-18) of all genres, backgrounds, and experiences. Snacks, wr…
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 13
@ 6 p.m.
Digital Literacy in 2017: Your Privacy and Security
Is your personal information safe online? Is it possible to achieve more privacy on the web? What is big data, anyway? As we start to rely on digital technologies in our daily lives, understanding privacy and security issues is more and more important. In this single, interactive session you will learn some tips and tricks for securing your personal information. You'll also learn about what and when your information is private, what and when it is not, and how you can better control the flow of…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sat, July 15
@ 2 p.m.
Writing From the Trenches: A Three Session Workshop
Saturday, July 15, 22, 29 2 to 3:30 pm This three-session workshop will focus on writing about difficult themes, traumatic histories, and subversive content. There is an inherent beauty to “Diving into the Wreck,” as Adrienne Rich penned. Through reshaping and telling, writers can make sense of events and reclaim agency from times of powerlessness. Sometimes, our very desire for reflection and insight on the horrific, catastrophic, and traumatic is the highest level of beauty a pie…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, July 17
@ 6 p.m.
Summer Films: Mondays at 6 pm!
June 12: No film! We are rehearsing for our upcoming production of Uncle Vanya. Reserve a seat today! June 19: Black Narcissus (1947; 100 mins.) Emotions burn very hot when a group of nuns settle into a convent high in the Himalayas. Spectacular cinematography in Technicolor. Starring Deborah Kerr and Sabu. June 26: Bunny Lake is Missing (1965; 107 mins.) A little girl is dropped off at school but when her mother (Carol Lynley, left, top) goes back to pick her up – the teachers deny sh…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, July 18
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Insects and Arachnids
A Summer Reading Program Many people don't realize just how amazing insects can be! Did you know that insects can provide food? Did you know that insects are the largest grouping of animals we have? Come learn what makes an insect an insect by identifying certain species. We will also explore their relatives, the arachnids, to discover what's similar or different. Through the use of multimedia presentations and live ambassador animals, participants can understand the benefit of insects and spid…
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 18
@ 6 p.m.
Open Sewing Workshop
Dream & Create—Summer Edition! Open Sewing Workshop Have you always wanted to sew, but don’t know where to start? Are you a sewer that wants to get back into the swing of things? Whether you are a beginner or a hobbyist, this sewing workshop is for you! In this hands-on workshop students will learn sewing techniques to create their own unique projects. Bring a project that you’d like to tackle with confidence in the New Year and get set to sew! No registration required, just drop-in! Tue…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Wed, July 19
@ 3:30 p.m.
WRITE NOW with NY Writers Coalition
Want to get past your writer's block or just put pen to paper and see what happens? Join New York Writers Coaltion and author Laura Stampler at Jefferson Market Library this summer for free, weekly creative writing workshops that will bring out those powerful stories we have yet to share on the page. Poetry, prose, theater, rhymes, and everything in between — all created in a single room! This workshop is open to young writers (Ages 13-18) of all genres, backgrounds, and experiences. Snacks, wr…
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 20
@ 6 p.m.
George Eliot's Middlemarch: A Five Session Course
Emily Dickinson said of Middlemarch, “What do I think of Middlemarch? What do I think of glory?” and Virginia Woolf declared “that magnificent book, with all its imperfections, is one of the few English novels written for grown-up people.” Middlemarch displays George Eliot’s understanding of how far-reaching movements of history and culture affect ordinary people, while simultaneously revealing the inherent richness in family dynamics and the small village. We will spend five weeks in the soci…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sat, July 22
@ 2 p.m.
Writing From the Trenches: A Three Session Workshop
Saturday, July 15, 22, 29 2 to 3:30 pm This three-session workshop will focus on writing about difficult themes, traumatic histories, and subversive content. There is an inherent beauty to “Diving into the Wreck,” as Adrienne Rich penned. Through reshaping and telling, writers can make sense of events and reclaim agency from times of powerlessness. Sometimes, our very desire for reflection and insight on the horrific, catastrophic, and traumatic is the highest level of beauty a pie…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, July 22
@ 2:30 p.m.
Prisons, Punishment, and Criminal (In)Justice: A Three Session Course
Saturday, July 22, 29 and August 5 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm We live in the “age of mass incarceration.” Since the 1970s, the prison population in the United States has exploded despite the fact that overall crime rates have increasingly been on the decline. Though the U.S. has only 5% of the world's population, it has 25% of the world's incarcerated population, a fact that disproportionately affects poor persons of color. This 3-session course will explore modern practices of punishment, whi…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Mon, July 24
@ 6 p.m.
Summer Films: Mondays at 6 pm!
June 12: No film! We are rehearsing for our upcoming production of Uncle Vanya. Reserve a seat today! June 19: Black Narcissus (1947; 100 mins.) Emotions burn very hot when a group of nuns settle into a convent high in the Himalayas. Spectacular cinematography in Technicolor. Starring Deborah Kerr and Sabu. June 26: Bunny Lake is Missing (1965; 107 mins.) A little girl is dropped off at school but when her mother (Carol Lynley, left, top) goes back to pick her up – the teachers deny sh…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, July 25
@ 6 p.m.
Open Sewing Workshop
Dream & Create—Summer Edition! Open Sewing Workshop Have you always wanted to sew, but don’t know where to start? Are you a sewer that wants to get back into the swing of things? Whether you are a beginner or a hobbyist, this sewing workshop is for you! In this hands-on workshop students will learn sewing techniques to create their own unique projects. Bring a project that you’d like to tackle with confidence in the New Year and get set to sew! No registration required, just drop-in! Tue…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Wed, July 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
WRITE NOW with NY Writers Coalition
Want to get past your writer's block or just put pen to paper and see what happens? Join New York Writers Coaltion and author Laura Stampler at Jefferson Market Library this summer for free, weekly creative writing workshops that will bring out those powerful stories we have yet to share on the page. Poetry, prose, theater, rhymes, and everything in between — all created in a single room! This workshop is open to young writers (Ages 13-18) of all genres, backgrounds, and experiences. Snacks, wr…
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, July 27
@ 4:30 p.m.
Book Discussion!
The Stanley Rypins and Evelyn Rypins Kaplan Book Discussion Group The Jefferson Market Library Book Discussion meets the last Thursday of each month on the 3rd floor, at 4:30pm! February 23: Enigma Variations by Andre Aciman March 30: The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells April 27: The Other House by Henry James May 25: The Morning They Came For Us by Janine Di Giovanni June 29: The Real Life of Sebastian Knight by Vladimir Nabokov July 27:…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, July 27
@ 6 p.m.
George Eliot's Middlemarch: A Five Session Course
Emily Dickinson said of Middlemarch, “What do I think of Middlemarch? What do I think of glory?” and Virginia Woolf declared “that magnificent book, with all its imperfections, is one of the few English novels written for grown-up people.” Middlemarch displays George Eliot’s understanding of how far-reaching movements of history and culture affect ordinary people, while simultaneously revealing the inherent richness in family dynamics and the small village. We will spend five weeks in the soci…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sat, July 29
@ 2 p.m.
Writing From the Trenches: A Three Session Workshop
Saturday, July 15, 22, 29 2 to 3:30 pm This three-session workshop will focus on writing about difficult themes, traumatic histories, and subversive content. There is an inherent beauty to “Diving into the Wreck,” as Adrienne Rich penned. Through reshaping and telling, writers can make sense of events and reclaim agency from times of powerlessness. Sometimes, our very desire for reflection and insight on the horrific, catastrophic, and traumatic is the highest level of beauty a pie…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, July 29
@ 2:30 p.m.
Prisons, Punishment, and Criminal (In)Justice: A Three Session Course
Saturday, July 22, 29 and August 5 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm We live in the “age of mass incarceration.” Since the 1970s, the prison population in the United States has exploded despite the fact that overall crime rates have increasingly been on the decline. Though the U.S. has only 5% of the world's population, it has 25% of the world's incarcerated population, a fact that disproportionately affects poor persons of color. This 3-session course will explore modern practices of punishment, whi…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Mon, July 31
@ 6 p.m.
Summer Films: Mondays at 6 pm!
June 12: No film! We are rehearsing for our upcoming production of Uncle Vanya. Reserve a seat today! June 19: Black Narcissus (1947; 100 mins.) Emotions burn very hot when a group of nuns settle into a convent high in the Himalayas. Spectacular cinematography in Technicolor. Starring Deborah Kerr and Sabu. June 26: Bunny Lake is Missing (1965; 107 mins.) A little girl is dropped off at school but when her mother (Carol Lynley, left, top) goes back to pick her up – the teachers deny sh…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, August 1
@ 6 p.m.
Open Sewing Workshop
Dream & Create—Summer Edition! Open Sewing Workshop Have you always wanted to sew, but don’t know where to start? Are you a sewer that wants to get back into the swing of things? Whether you are a beginner or a hobbyist, this sewing workshop is for you! In this hands-on workshop students will learn sewing techniques to create their own unique projects. Bring a project that you’d like to tackle with confidence in the New Year and get set to sew! No registration required, just drop-in! Tue…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Wed, August 2
@ 3:30 p.m.
WRITE NOW with NY Writers Coalition
Want to get past your writer's block or just put pen to paper and see what happens? Join New York Writers Coaltion and author Laura Stampler at Jefferson Market Library this summer for free, weekly creative writing workshops that will bring out those powerful stories we have yet to share on the page. Poetry, prose, theater, rhymes, and everything in between — all created in a single room! This workshop is open to young writers (Ages 13-18) of all genres, backgrounds, and experiences. Snacks, wr…
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 3
@ 6 p.m.
George Eliot's Middlemarch: A Five Session Course
Emily Dickinson said of Middlemarch, “What do I think of Middlemarch? What do I think of glory?” and Virginia Woolf declared “that magnificent book, with all its imperfections, is one of the few English novels written for grown-up people.” Middlemarch displays George Eliot’s understanding of how far-reaching movements of history and culture affect ordinary people, while simultaneously revealing the inherent richness in family dynamics and the small village. We will spend five weeks in the soci…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sat, August 5
@ 2:30 p.m.
Prisons, Punishment, and Criminal (In)Justice: A Three Session Course
Saturday, July 22, 29 and August 5 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm We live in the “age of mass incarceration.” Since the 1970s, the prison population in the United States has exploded despite the fact that overall crime rates have increasingly been on the decline. Though the U.S. has only 5% of the world's population, it has 25% of the world's incarcerated population, a fact that disproportionately affects poor persons of color. This 3-session course will explore modern practices of punishment, whi…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sat, August 5
@ 2:30 p.m.
Digital Literacy in 2017: Your Media Diet
Is the news in your newsfeed trustworthy? How do you differentiate between fact and falsehood? There is an abundance of information available online, accessible through Google searches, news apps, and social media “news feeds” like the one you see on Facebook. The constant, rapid proliferation of information online can be overwhelming and confusing, and not everything that you see is accurate, credible, fact-based information. In this single, interactive session you will learn some practical tip…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Mon, August 7
@ 6 p.m.
Summer Films: Mondays at 6 pm!
June 12: No film! We are rehearsing for our upcoming production of Uncle Vanya. Reserve a seat today! June 19: Black Narcissus (1947; 100 mins.) Emotions burn very hot when a group of nuns settle into a convent high in the Himalayas. Spectacular cinematography in Technicolor. Starring Deborah Kerr and Sabu. June 26: Bunny Lake is Missing (1965; 107 mins.) A little girl is dropped off at school but when her mother (Carol Lynley, left, top) goes back to pick her up – the teachers deny sh…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
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