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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
Join YA author, Lois Metzger, for a series of six creative writing classes! For ages 8-12. Preregistration is required.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
PRESCHOOL TIME
Picture book stories, rhymes, and crafts for children ages 2-5.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, January 19
@ 3:30 p.m.
OWLS AND OTTERS STORYTIME
A read aloud and craft program for ages 5 and 6.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, January 19
@ 7 p.m.
TeenLIVE
#WeThePeople
The New York Public Library and Urban Word NYC present #WeThePeople, a poetry and performance event in response to the overwhelming demand from young people to express their thoughts on the election and our nation at large. We don't know what the next four years will hold, but we know that we'll need to write the future we want to inhabit. Here, then, young poets will take to Jefferson Market Library to voice their feelings and help us dream for a new world. This evening will feature the 2017 Yo…
Jefferson Market LibraryCollege & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Teachers
Fri, January 20
@ 10:30 a.m.
Prepare for the High School Equivalency Exam!
High School Equivalency Basic Adult Education Classes High School Equivalency (HSE) formally known as the GED. This free course will help adults better their education and literacy skills; as well as prepare individuals for the TASC test. These free classes are designed to help adults better themselves in basic education. The HSE/ABE classes covers all of the five subjects such as Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. Classes are every Fridays from 10:30am-12:30…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Fri, January 20
@ 3:30 p.m.
BOARD GAME FRIDAYS!
Fun for the whole family! Join us for after-school board games and puzzles. For children ages 4 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, January 21
@ 3 p.m.
Telling Your Story: A Series of Workshops in Poetry and Prose
Saturday, January 21, January 28, Feb 4 3 pm to 4:30 pm Telling Your Story is a workshop series that focuses on, but is not limited to, writing from personal experience in fiction and non-fiction prose forms, and poetry. A rotation of New York Writers Workshop instructors will offer sessions that generate new material through exercise prompts, and conclude with discussion/critique of shared work (and of writing/publishing in general). DON’T BEHAVE: Bending Genre to Find Your Voic…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, January 23
@ 11 a.m.
TODDLER TIME
Picture book stories, songs, and crafts for children ages 18-36 months.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, January 23
@ 6 p.m.
Silents, Stanwyck, and St. Louis: Winter Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Monday nights at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. All programs are free and open to the public. December 5: Clash by Night (1952; 105 mins.) Dir: Fritz Lang. Mae Doyle returns to her home town, the fishing village of Monterey, California after ten years "back East." Mae marries, but finds herself drawn to her husband's best friends. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Marilyn Monroe.…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, January 24
@ 11 a.m.
BABY LAPTIME
Join us for books, songs, and playtime.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, January 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Simple craft projects for children ages 3 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, January 24
@ 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, January 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
Join YA author, Lois Metzger, for a series of six creative writing classes! For ages 8-12. Preregistration is required.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, January 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
PRESCHOOL TIME
Picture book stories, rhymes, and crafts for children ages 2-5.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, January 26
@ 11 a.m.
Computer Basics / Computación Básica
Are you new to computers? We can help! Topics covered include parts of the computer, mouse movement, getting started with email and social media and more. Quieres aprender cómo usar una computadora? Podemos ayudar! Los temas cubiertos incluyen partes del movimiento ordenador, ratón de computadora, primeros pasos con el correo electrónico, y las redes sociales y más.
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, January 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
OWLS AND OTTERS STORYTIME
A read aloud and craft program for ages 5 and 6.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, January 26
@ 4:30 p.m.
Book Discussion!
Book Dicussion meets the last Thursday of each month at 4:30 pm, except July and December, in the 3rd floor Mae West Community Room. Pick up a copy of the next book at the 2nd floor information desk! Titles for September 2016 - February 2017 are listed below. September 29: The Quiet American by Graham Greene. Graham Greene's classic exploration of love, innocence, and morality in Vietnam. October 27: The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson. A modern retelling of Shakespeare's "The Winter'…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Fri, January 27
@ 10:30 a.m.
Prepare for the High School Equivalency Exam!
High School Equivalency Basic Adult Education Classes High School Equivalency (HSE) formally known as the GED. This free course will help adults better their education and literacy skills; as well as prepare individuals for the TASC test. These free classes are designed to help adults better themselves in basic education. The HSE/ABE classes covers all of the five subjects such as Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. Classes are every Fridays from 10:30am-12:30…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Fri, January 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
BOARD GAME FRIDAYS!
Fun for the whole family! Join us for after-school board games and puzzles. For children ages 4 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, January 28
@ 3 p.m.
Telling Your Story: A Series of Workshops in Poetry and Prose
Saturday, January 21, January 28, Feb 4 3 pm to 4:30 pm Telling Your Story is a workshop series that focuses on, but is not limited to, writing from personal experience in fiction and non-fiction prose forms, and poetry. A rotation of New York Writers Workshop instructors will offer sessions that generate new material through exercise prompts, and conclude with discussion/critique of shared work (and of writing/publishing in general). DON’T BEHAVE: Bending Genre to Find Your Voic…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, January 30
@ 11 a.m.
TODDLER TIME
Picture book stories, songs, and crafts for children ages 18-36 months.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, January 30
@ 6 p.m.
Silents, Stanwyck, and St. Louis: Winter Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Monday nights at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. All programs are free and open to the public. December 5: Clash by Night (1952; 105 mins.) Dir: Fritz Lang. Mae Doyle returns to her home town, the fishing village of Monterey, California after ten years "back East." Mae marries, but finds herself drawn to her husband's best friends. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Marilyn Monroe.…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, January 31
@ 11 a.m.
BABY LAPTIME
Join us for books, songs, and playtime.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, January 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Simple craft projects for children ages 3 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, January 31
@ 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, February 1
@ 6 p.m.
Teen Author Reading Night!
Join us at 6 pm and meet your fave authors of books for teens! February 1 Crissa-Jean Chappell, Snowbirds Tiffany D. Jackson, Allegedly Pam Laskin, Ronit and Jamil Shani Petroff, Romeo & What’s His Name Matthue Roth, Rules of My Best Friend’s Body Mary Thompson, Flicker and Mist Yvonne Ventresca, Black Flowers, White Lies
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, February 2
@ 6 p.m.
The Neapolitan Novels of Elena Ferrante: a Five Session Course
In an interview with the Paris Review, Elena Ferrante stated, “The text contains more than we imagine.” This seminar engages with the internationally renowned Neapolitan Quartet as it follows two women who live through tumultuous social, cultural and political times. There is much to be explored and discussed as the novels are intelligent and psychological, tender and fierce, brutal and nuanced. We will explore the Quartet’s mythic qualities, created in the landscape of Naples and revealed th…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Fri, February 3
@ 10:30 a.m.
Prepare for the High School Equivalency Exam!
High School Equivalency Basic Adult Education Classes High School Equivalency (HSE) formally known as the GED. This free course will help adults better their education and literacy skills; as well as prepare individuals for the TASC test. These free classes are designed to help adults better themselves in basic education. The HSE/ABE classes covers all of the five subjects such as Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. Classes are every Fridays from 10:30 am - 12…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, February 4
@ 3 p.m.
Telling Your Story: A Series of Workshops in Poetry and Prose
Saturday, January 21, January 28, Feb 4 3 pm to 4:30 pm Telling Your Story is a workshop series that focuses on, but is not limited to, writing from personal experience in fiction and non-fiction prose forms, and poetry. A rotation of New York Writers Workshop instructors will offer sessions that generate new material through exercise prompts, and conclude with discussion/critique of shared work (and of writing/publishing in general). DON’T BEHAVE: Bending Genre to Find Your Voic…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, February 4
@ 3 p.m.
Radical Demands for Land and Freedom in New York, 1829–1848
This class will focus on the politically significant yet seldom acknowledged common ground between a section of labor reformers and political abolitionists in New York on questions of land and freedom for all citizens, regardless of race. Through an investigation of personal papers, public lectures, and newspapers of the period leading up to the Mexican-American War, this class will trace the transformation of radical reform traditions from practices divided along racial lines, to movements wi…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Mon, February 6
@ 6 p.m.
Silents, Stanwyck, and St. Louis: Winter Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Monday nights at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. All programs are free and open to the public. December 5: Clash by Night (1952; 105 mins.) Dir: Fritz Lang. Mae Doyle returns to her home town, the fishing village of Monterey, California after ten years "back East." Mae marries, but finds herself drawn to her husband's best friends. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Marilyn Monroe.…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, February 7
@ 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
Fri, February 10
@ 10:30 a.m.
Prepare for the High School Equivalency Exam!
High School Equivalency Basic Adult Education Classes High School Equivalency (HSE) formally known as the GED. This free course will help adults better their education and literacy skills; as well as prepare individuals for the TASC test. These free classes are designed to help adults better themselves in basic education. The HSE/ABE classes covers all of the five subjects such as Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. Classes are every Fridays from 10:30 am - 12…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, February 11
@ 3 p.m.
Radical Demands for Land and Freedom in New York, 1829–1848
This class will focus on the politically significant yet seldom acknowledged common ground between a section of labor reformers and political abolitionists in New York on questions of land and freedom for all citizens, regardless of race. Through an investigation of personal papers, public lectures, and newspapers of the period leading up to the Mexican-American War, this class will trace the transformation of radical reform traditions from practices divided along racial lines, to movements wi…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Mon, February 13
@ 6 p.m.
Silents, Stanwyck, and St. Louis: Winter Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Monday nights at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. All programs are free and open to the public. December 5: Clash by Night (1952; 105 mins.) Dir: Fritz Lang. Mae Doyle returns to her home town, the fishing village of Monterey, California after ten years "back East." Mae marries, but finds herself drawn to her husband's best friends. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Marilyn Monroe.…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, February 14
@ 3:30 p.m.
Chinese Ribbon Dance
Come learn the Chinese Ribbon Dance! Margaret Yuen, Director of the Red Silk Dancers, will demonstrate the dance and show you how to wave a long silk ribbon to create rainbows, dragons and waterfalls. No previous training required and all materials will be provided. For ages 4 and older.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, February 14
@ 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
Thu, February 16
@ 6 p.m.
The Neapolitan Novels of Elena Ferrante: a Five Session Course
In an interview with the Paris Review, Elena Ferrante stated, “The text contains more than we imagine.” This seminar engages with the internationally renowned Neapolitan Quartet as it follows two women who live through tumultuous social, cultural and political times. There is much to be explored and discussed as the novels are intelligent and psychological, tender and fierce, brutal and nuanced. We will explore the Quartet’s mythic qualities, created in the landscape of Naples and revealed th…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Fri, February 17
@ 10:30 a.m.
Prepare for the High School Equivalency Exam!
High School Equivalency Basic Adult Education Classes High School Equivalency (HSE) formally known as the GED. This free course will help adults better their education and literacy skills; as well as prepare individuals for the TASC test. These free classes are designed to help adults better themselves in basic education. The HSE/ABE classes covers all of the five subjects such as Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. Classes are every Fridays from 10:30 am - 12…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, February 18
@ 3 p.m.
Radical Demands for Land and Freedom in New York, 1829–1848
This class will focus on the politically significant yet seldom acknowledged common ground between a section of labor reformers and political abolitionists in New York on questions of land and freedom for all citizens, regardless of race. Through an investigation of personal papers, public lectures, and newspapers of the period leading up to the Mexican-American War, this class will trace the transformation of radical reform traditions from practices divided along racial lines, to movements wi…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
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