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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, July 25
@ 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, July 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Simple craft projects for ages 3 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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.
Early Literacy
PRESCHOOL TIME
Picture book stories, songs, and crafts for children ages 2-5 years old.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
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
@ 3:30 p.m.
OWLS AND OTTERS STORY TIME
A read aloud and craft program for ages 5 and 6.
Jefferson Market Library
PS 53
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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! July 27: Stories of Your Life by Ted Chiang August 31: Missing Person by Patrick Modiano September 28: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov October 26: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley…
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
Thu, July 27
@ 6 p.m.
"No Free Speech for Fascists?": a Six Session Course
Thursdays, July 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 6 pm to 8 pm Few topics on the political left arouse more passion and trigger more discord than free speech. One tradition, tracing back to the 1930s, says, “No free speech for fascists.” Today, it would also silence racists, anti-Semites and Islamophobes, misogynists, lookists, and homophobes. When protesters at Berkeley prevented a rightwing provocateur from speaking in February of this year, President Trump threatened to cut federal funding…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Fri, July 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
BOARD GAME FRIDAYS
Fun for the whole family! Join us for afternoon board games and puzzles! For ages 4 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, July 29
@ 2 p.m.
Writing From the Trenches: A Three Session Workshop
New York Writers Workshop presents: Writing From The Trenches 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 b…
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
@ 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, 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
Thu, August 3
@ 6 p.m.
"No Free Speech for Fascists?": a Six Session Course
Thursdays, July 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 6 pm to 8 pm Few topics on the political left arouse more passion and trigger more discord than free speech. One tradition, tracing back to the 1930s, says, “No free speech for fascists.” Today, it would also silence racists, anti-Semites and Islamophobes, misogynists, lookists, and homophobes. When protesters at Berkeley prevented a rightwing provocateur from speaking in February of this year, President Trump threatened to cut federal funding…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
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
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
Sun, August 6
@ 2 p.m.
Sunday Afternoon at the Movies!
Sunday, August 6 at 2 pm Barry Lyndon (1975; 187 mins.) Director: Stanley Kubrick. Based on Bill Makepeace Thackeray's novel, Stanley Kubrick's jumbo-sized adaptation was hailed as a massive technical achievement at the time for its camerawork inside ancient castles, even if it didn't exactly set audiences and critics on fire with enthusiasm for its decidedly slow burn. Time has treated it well and it's now viewed as one of Kubrick's finest achievements. Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenso…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
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
Tue, August 8
@ 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 9
@ 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 10
@ 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
Thu, August 10
@ 6 p.m.
"No Free Speech for Fascists?": a Six Session Course
Thursdays, July 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 6 pm to 8 pm Few topics on the political left arouse more passion and trigger more discord than free speech. One tradition, tracing back to the 1930s, says, “No free speech for fascists.” Today, it would also silence racists, anti-Semites and Islamophobes, misogynists, lookists, and homophobes. When protesters at Berkeley prevented a rightwing provocateur from speaking in February of this year, President Trump threatened to cut federal funding…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, August 12
@ 2:30 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
Sun, August 13
@ 1 p.m.
Book Swap!Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, August 14
@ 3:30 p.m.
TechConnect
TechConnect: Little Bits
Calling all inventors, makers, and future engineers! Come build something amazing during an all-new program series introducing the Little Bits electronic building blocks. Little Bits empowers kids to build, prototype, and invent with easy-to-use magnetic blocks that snap together to make simple circuits. Dive into electronic building fun and grow STEM skills, too! Preregistration is required. Please call or sign up in person in the children’s room. This program is recommended for kids ages 8-12…
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 14
@ 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 15
@ 3:30 p.m.
TechConnect
TechConnect: Little Bits
Calling all inventors, makers, and future engineers! Come build something amazing during an all-new program series introducing the Little Bits electronic building blocks. Little Bits empowers kids to build, prototype, and invent with easy-to-use magnetic blocks that snap together to make simple circuits. Dive into electronic building fun and grow STEM skills, too! Preregistration is required. Please call or sign up in person in the children’s room. This program is recommended for kids ages 8-12…
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, August 15
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Creatures of the Night
A Summer Reading Celebration! When the sun goes down it becomes a different world! Owls are not the only animal that is active at night – mammals, frogs, toads, and even insects – make the night time come alive. The New Canaan Nature Center will bring these live animals and their sounds to you! Best for children ages 4 and older.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 16
@ 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 17
@ 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
Thu, August 17
@ 6 p.m.
"No Free Speech for Fascists?": a Six Session Course
Thursdays, July 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 6 pm to 8 pm Few topics on the political left arouse more passion and trigger more discord than free speech. One tradition, tracing back to the 1930s, says, “No free speech for fascists.” Today, it would also silence racists, anti-Semites and Islamophobes, misogynists, lookists, and homophobes. When protesters at Berkeley prevented a rightwing provocateur from speaking in February of this year, President Trump threatened to cut federal funding…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, August 21
@ 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, August 23
@ 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 24
@ 6 p.m.
"No Free Speech for Fascists?": a Six Session Course
Thursdays, July 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 6 pm to 8 pm Few topics on the political left arouse more passion and trigger more discord than free speech. One tradition, tracing back to the 1930s, says, “No free speech for fascists.” Today, it would also silence racists, anti-Semites and Islamophobes, misogynists, lookists, and homophobes. When protesters at Berkeley prevented a rightwing provocateur from speaking in February of this year, President Trump threatened to cut federal funding…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sun, August 27
@ 2 p.m.
Sunday Afternoon at the Movies!
Sunday, August 6 at 2 pm Barry Lyndon (1975; 187 mins.) Director: Stanley Kubrick. Based on Bill Makepeace Thackeray's novel, Stanley Kubrick's jumbo-sized adaptation was hailed as a massive technical achievement at the time for its camerawork inside ancient castles, even if it didn't exactly set audiences and critics on fire with enthusiasm for its decidedly slow burn. Time has treated it well and it's now viewed as one of Kubrick's finest achievements. Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenso…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, August 28
@ 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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