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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Fri, April 28
@ 2 p.m.
The Jefferson Market Playhouse: Call for Actors!
The Jefferson Market Playhouse presents Uncle Vanya CALL FOR ACTORS What have you done with your life? Can any of us honestly take the measure of our lives? Is life a farce, a tragedy -- neither? Anton Chekhov, in his late play UNCLE VANYA, continues to challenge us with provocative questions that are as urgent today as they were when it was first performed 120 years ago. This spring, Jefferson Market Library will present a production of UNCLE VANYA, based on an original translation by direct…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Fri, April 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
BOARD GAME FRIDAYS
Fun for the whole family! Join us for after-school board games and puzzles. For ages 4 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, April 29
@ 2 p.m.
The Jefferson Market Playhouse: Call for Actors!
The Jefferson Market Playhouse presents Uncle Vanya CALL FOR ACTORS What have you done with your life? Can any of us honestly take the measure of our lives? Is life a farce, a tragedy -- neither? Anton Chekhov, in his late play UNCLE VANYA, continues to challenge us with provocative questions that are as urgent today as they were when it was first performed 120 years ago. This spring, Jefferson Market Library will present a production of UNCLE VANYA, based on an original translation by direct…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, May 1
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
TODDLER TIME
Picture book stories, songs, and crafts for children 18-36 months.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, May 1
@ 6 p.m.
Spring Films at the Jefferson Market Library
March 6: Clerks (1994; 92 mins.) Dir: Kevin Smith. The heartwarming tale of two clerks who work in a New Jersey convenience store and video rental shop. Received an NC-17 purely for language, which was later knocked down to an R on appeal. Really funny! Starring: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson. March 13: Trilogy of Terror (1975; 72 mins.) Dir: Dan Curtis. A terror tour-de-force! Karen Black delivers in three stories written by horror legend Richard Matheson: the finale featuring the Zuni…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, May 2
@ 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, May 2
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Simple craft projects for ages 3 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 2
@ 6 p.m.
Dream & Create: 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! Tuesdays, January 17 through May 23 6…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Wed, May 3
@ 3:30 p.m.
CREATIVE WRITING
Join young adult author, Lois Metzger, for a series of 5 creative writing classes! For ages 8 and up. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, May 3
@ 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
Thu, May 4
@ 3:30 p.m.
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, May 4
@ 6 p.m.
"Nature" in Medieval Culture
The word “nature” has a bizarrely broad range of meanings. This single word can refer to the true character of any thing or being, animal and plant life in general, or a backyard. When referring to people, the concept of “nature” can be nefariously used to explain apparently essential differences between men and women, or people of different ethnicities. “Nature” is sometimes the antonym of “culture,” sometimes of “science,” sometimes of “nurture.” How did we get here? In this course, we will ta…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Fri, May 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
BOARD GAME FRIDAYS
Fun for the whole family! Join us for after-school board games and puzzles. For ages 4 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, May 5
@ 7 p.m.
Performance: Shakespeare's Measure for Measure
Join us for a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7 pm What does it mean to receive justice? Who gets to decide where the boundary is between legally and morally permissible actions? This new adaptation of Measure for Measure vaults Shakespeare’s characters into 2017, confronting issues of sexual assault, privilege, and what it means to be an ally… Above all, Mayor Vincentio wants to be liked. When he appoints Deputy Mayor A…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sun, May 7
@ 11 a.m.
Young Lions Spring Volunteer Day
Join your fellow Young Lions for a special volunteer day to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Jefferson Market Library. Originally earmarked for demolition in the 1950s, it was the united voices of Village residents that ultimately saved this unique library. The community's handwritten letters, ledgers, and other correspondence form an extensive archive, and over the last two years British multi-disciplinary artist Mark John Smith and Library Manager Frank Collerius have used the archive to…
Jefferson Market LibraryNYPL Supporters
Mon, May 8
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
TODDLER TIME
Picture book stories, songs, and crafts for children 18-36 months.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, May 8
@ 6 p.m.
Spring Films at the Jefferson Market Library
March 6: Clerks (1994; 92 mins.) Dir: Kevin Smith. The heartwarming tale of two clerks who work in a New Jersey convenience store and video rental shop. Received an NC-17 purely for language, which was later knocked down to an R on appeal. Really funny! Starring: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson. March 13: Trilogy of Terror (1975; 72 mins.) Dir: Dan Curtis. A terror tour-de-force! Karen Black delivers in three stories written by horror legend Richard Matheson: the finale featuring the Zuni…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, May 9
@ 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, May 9
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Simple craft projects for ages 3 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 9
@ 6 p.m.
Dream & Create: 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! Tuesdays, January 17 through May 23 6…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Wed, May 10
@ 3:30 p.m.
CREATIVE WRITING
Join young adult author, Lois Metzger, for a series of 5 creative writing classes! For ages 8 and up. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, May 10
@ 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
Thu, May 11
@ 3:30 p.m.
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, May 11
@ 6 p.m.
"Nature" in Medieval Culture
The word “nature” has a bizarrely broad range of meanings. This single word can refer to the true character of any thing or being, animal and plant life in general, or a backyard. When referring to people, the concept of “nature” can be nefariously used to explain apparently essential differences between men and women, or people of different ethnicities. “Nature” is sometimes the antonym of “culture,” sometimes of “science,” sometimes of “nurture.” How did we get here? In this course, we will ta…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Fri, May 12
@ 3:30 p.m.
BOARD GAME FRIDAYS
Fun for the whole family! Join us for after-school board games and puzzles. For ages 4 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, May 12
@ 6 p.m.
Above and Below Reading Series: The Urban Range Poetry Collective
Poetry Reading 6pm in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. Admission begins at 5:45 - seating limited! All Events are Free and Open to the Public.
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, May 13
@ 3 p.m.
LILIA! a one woman show by Libby Skala
LILIA! written & performed by Libby Skala Saturday, May 13 at 3 pm Lilia Skala flees Nazi-occupied Austria and works her way out of a NY zipper factory to an acting career culminating in Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe award nominations. Libby Skala captures her grandmother’s indomitable spirit in a heart-warming one-woman show that explores the influence a grandmother can have on a young woman’s life. “Marvelous! One actor cloaked in magic! Libby Skala is magnetic!” THE NEW YORK TIMES…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, May 13
@ 8 p.m.
The 2nd Annual NY Adventure Club UrbExpo: New York Values
Saturday, May 13: 8 pm 25 artists and three hours of exploration await. The New York Adventure Club second annual “UrbExpo” is a pop-up art exhibit documenting Urban Exploration subculture in present-day New York City. The Jefferson Market Library, accentuated with dramatic lighting and strategic music will showcase how artists interpret our unique urban surroundings. Prominent artists are balanced with fresh new voices speaking through photography, videography, graffiti, traditional paintin…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Mon, May 15
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
TODDLER TIME
Picture book stories, songs, and crafts for children 18-36 months.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, May 15
@ 6 p.m.
Spring Films at the Jefferson Market Library
March 6: Clerks (1994; 92 mins.) Dir: Kevin Smith. The heartwarming tale of two clerks who work in a New Jersey convenience store and video rental shop. Received an NC-17 purely for language, which was later knocked down to an R on appeal. Really funny! Starring: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson. March 13: Trilogy of Terror (1975; 72 mins.) Dir: Dan Curtis. A terror tour-de-force! Karen Black delivers in three stories written by horror legend Richard Matheson: the finale featuring the Zuni…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, May 16
@ 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, May 16
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Simple craft projects for ages 3 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 16
@ 5:30 p.m.
A Night of Fiction and Poetry
Tuesday, May 16 at 5:30 pm to 7:45 pm Literary Lights will present a night of new fiction, short stories and poetry read by its authors. Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. All events are free and open to the public. For further information, contact Richard Merli at (347) 463-6252, or Richard.merli@yahoo.com
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, May 16
@ 6 p.m.
Dream & Create: 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! Tuesdays, January 17 through May 23 6…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Wed, May 17
@ 3:30 p.m.
CREATIVE WRITING
Join young adult author, Lois Metzger, for a series of 5 creative writing classes! For ages 8 and up. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, May 17
@ 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
Thu, May 18
@ 3:30 p.m.
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
Fri, May 19
@ 3:30 p.m.
BOARD GAME FRIDAYS
Fun for the whole family! Join us for after-school board games and puzzles. For ages 4 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, May 19
@ 4 p.m.
BOOKS AND PIZZA
A book discussion program for ages 9 and up. This month, we will be discussing Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm. Pizza will be served!
Jefferson Market LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, May 22
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
TODDLER TIME
Picture book stories, songs, and crafts for children 18-36 months.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
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