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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3:45 p.m.
Early Literacy
OWLS AND OTTERS STORYTIME
A read aloud and craft program for children ages 5 and 6.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 4:30 p.m.
Book Discussion Group
The Jefferson Market Library's book discussion group meets the last Thursday of every month at 4:30 pm in the 3rd floor Mae West Community Room. Books available at the 2nd floor desk! March 29: The Monk by M.G. Lewis April 26: Peyton Place by Grace Metalious May 31: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders June 28: Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo July 26: Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson August 30: The City and The City by China Mieville
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Today
@ 6 p.m.
Political Economy of Fascism: a Six Session Course
Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 10 6 pm to 8 pm The legacy of fascism is convoluted and elusive. Without a solid historical understanding, fascist theory appears to be garbled and self-contradictory rhetoric. However, with careful investigation, fascist theory is as cogent and complete a theory of production as either capitalism or communism. This class traces the development of fascism from its historical origins in socialism after the Enlightenment. It then develops a political…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Today
@ 6 p.m.
Food and Families in Postwar America
This class is a social history of food and families in Postwar America, focusing on the personal, lived-experiences of people. Over the course of roughly 30 years (1945 – 1965), the U.S. population grew by over 50 million and the very definition of what it meant to be an American family changed in ways large and small. We will focus on the role of different food products and experiences in everyday life, including: the introduction of convenience foods into home kitchens; gendered and racialized…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Fri, April 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Board Game Fridays
Fun for the whole family! Join us for after-school games, puzzles, and crafts. For ages 4 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, April 27
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
BOOKS AND PIZZA
A book discussion group for ages 9 and up. This month, we will be discussing Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani. Pizza will be served!
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, April 28
@ 3 p.m.
Flying Jenny New York Launch
Join Akashic Books and Kaylie Jones Books for the New York launch event for Theasa Tuohy's latest historical novel, Flying Jenny, the story of two daring women—one a pilot, one a reporter—who defy stereotypes in 1929 New York. Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. All events are free and open to the public. About the Author Theasa Tuohy is a long-time journalist who has happily turned her life experiences and reporting skills to fiction featuring female reporters. She…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, April 30
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
TODDLER STORYTIME
Picture book stories, songs, and crafts for children ages 18-36 months.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, April 30
@ 6 p.m.
Einstein’s Universe: From Black Holes to the Big Bang - a Three Session Course
Mondays April 16, 23 and 30 at 6 pm Students of this course: let us know your comments and suggestions here! According to Einstein’s theory of General Relativity, gravity is not a force - it is the curvature of spacetime created by mass and energy. Einstein’s theory predicts the existence of ultra-dense objects known as black holes. When two holes merge, ripples in spacetime are produced and spread across the universe. The LIGO observatory recently detected these gravity waves from a black…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, May 2
@ 6 p.m.
Teen Author Reading Night!
Teens and Adults: Come meet your favorite authors of YA lit! May 2 – Teen Author Reading Night (6-7:30, Jefferson Market Branch of NYPL, corner of 6th Ave and 10th St) Tara Altebrando, The Opposite of Here Anna Hecker, When the Beat Drops Lexa Hillyer, Winter Glass Maxine Kaplan, The Accidental Bad Girl David Levithan, Sam and Ilsa’s Last Hurrah Carolyn Mackler, The Universe is Expanding and So Am I Lygia Day Peñaflor, All of This is True August 1 – Teen Author Reading Night (6-7:30…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, May 3
@ 6 p.m.
Political Economy of Fascism: a Six Session Course
Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 10 6 pm to 8 pm The legacy of fascism is convoluted and elusive. Without a solid historical understanding, fascist theory appears to be garbled and self-contradictory rhetoric. However, with careful investigation, fascist theory is as cogent and complete a theory of production as either capitalism or communism. This class traces the development of fascism from its historical origins in socialism after the Enlightenment. It then develops a political…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, May 3
@ 6 p.m.
Food and Families in Postwar America
This class is a social history of food and families in Postwar America, focusing on the personal, lived-experiences of people. Over the course of roughly 30 years (1945 – 1965), the U.S. population grew by over 50 million and the very definition of what it meant to be an American family changed in ways large and small. We will focus on the role of different food products and experiences in everyday life, including: the introduction of convenience foods into home kitchens; gendered and racialized…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Mon, May 7
@ 6 p.m.
Monday Night Films at Jefferson Market!
Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. All events are free and open to the public. Mondays at 6 pm! May 7: Peau d’Ane (1970; 91 mins.) Dir: Jacques Demy. Based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault : a fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won’t have to marry…her father!? Starring Jean Marais and Catherine Deneuve. In French with English subtitles. May 14: Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1964; 91 mins.) Dir: Jacques Demy. As they said in ’64: “A…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, May 8
@ 6 p.m.
Community Conversations
Current Events Café
Is the 24 hour news cycle driving you nuts? Need to vent about what’s going on in the world? Eager to hear some fresh perspectives on current events from your neighbors? Join us for a lively, moderated discussion on current events! Here’s how it will work: At each Current Events Café, a moderator will come prepared with two or more topics that have been in the news recently. Participants will vote on which topic they’d like to discuss the most, or bring their own topics for the group to vote…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, May 10
@ 2:30 p.m.
Workshop: Tech Support
This is a free-form workshop series to help you navigate the always changing and often confusing information landscape in the internet era. We will discuss issues, share tips, troubleshoot problems, and learn about how the internet works! Bring a question, a concern, or your expertise! All experience levels are welcome. Some topics up for discussion: · Social Media · Data privacy · Internet security · Fake news · Digital propaganda · Internet of Things · Mobile computing · Algorithms ·…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, May 10
@ 6 p.m.
Political Economy of Fascism: a Six Session Course
Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 10 6 pm to 8 pm The legacy of fascism is convoluted and elusive. Without a solid historical understanding, fascist theory appears to be garbled and self-contradictory rhetoric. However, with careful investigation, fascist theory is as cogent and complete a theory of production as either capitalism or communism. This class traces the development of fascism from its historical origins in socialism after the Enlightenment. It then develops a political…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, May 12
@ 3 p.m.
Love is a Season by Otis Kidwell Burger: a Reading
Saturday, May 12 at 3 pm Otis Kidwell Burger is a lifelong writer, now aged 93, who in the course of a long productive life has published fiction and journalism and wrote a cycle of 47 wonderful love sonnets recently hailed in Roll magazine as unmatched since Shakespeare - which she put aside unpublished and which sat in a desk drawer unread, for 60 years! Now Dr. Cicero Books are bringing out these great, lost poems. The author's eyesight is failing, and the sonnets will be read by Carey…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, May 14
@ 6 p.m.
Monday Night Films at Jefferson Market!
Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. All events are free and open to the public. Mondays at 6 pm! May 7: Peau d’Ane (1970; 91 mins.) Dir: Jacques Demy. Based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault : a fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won’t have to marry…her father!? Starring Jean Marais and Catherine Deneuve. In French with English subtitles. May 14: Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1964; 91 mins.) Dir: Jacques Demy. As they said in ’64: “A…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, May 15
@ 6 p.m.
Innovation and Creative Thinking in Book Publishing
Tuesday, May 15 at 6 pm The New York City chapter of the Historical Novel Society presents Innovation and Creative Thinking in Book Publishing in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. Free and open to the public. About the Presenter Anna Lawton, born in Italy, earned her PhD in Russian Literature at UCLA. As a professor, she taught courses in literature, cinema and visual culture at Purdue University and subsequently Georgetown University. She is the author of three scholarly books,…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, May 17
@ 6 p.m.
Food and Families in Postwar America
This class is a social history of food and families in Postwar America, focusing on the personal, lived-experiences of people. Over the course of roughly 30 years (1945 – 1965), the U.S. population grew by over 50 million and the very definition of what it meant to be an American family changed in ways large and small. We will focus on the role of different food products and experiences in everyday life, including: the introduction of convenience foods into home kitchens; gendered and racialized…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Mon, May 21
@ 6 p.m.
Monday Night Films at Jefferson Market!
Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. All events are free and open to the public. Mondays at 6 pm! May 7: Peau d’Ane (1970; 91 mins.) Dir: Jacques Demy. Based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault : a fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won’t have to marry…her father!? Starring Jean Marais and Catherine Deneuve. In French with English subtitles. May 14: Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1964; 91 mins.) Dir: Jacques Demy. As they said in ’64: “A…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, May 24
@ 2:30 p.m.
Workshop: Tech Support
This is a free-form workshop series to help you navigate the always changing and often confusing information landscape in the internet era. We will discuss issues, share tips, troubleshoot problems, and learn about how the internet works! Bring a question, a concern, or your expertise! All experience levels are welcome. Some topics up for discussion: · Social Media · Data privacy · Internet security · Fake news · Digital propaganda · Internet of Things · Mobile computing · Algorithms ·…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, May 24
@ 6 p.m.
Food and Families in Postwar America
This class is a social history of food and families in Postwar America, focusing on the personal, lived-experiences of people. Over the course of roughly 30 years (1945 – 1965), the U.S. population grew by over 50 million and the very definition of what it meant to be an American family changed in ways large and small. We will focus on the role of different food products and experiences in everyday life, including: the introduction of convenience foods into home kitchens; gendered and racialized…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, May 31
@ 4:30 p.m.
Book Discussion Group
The Jefferson Market Library's book discussion group meets the last Thursday of every month at 4:30 pm in the 3rd floor Mae West Community Room. Books available at the 2nd floor desk! March 29: The Monk by M.G. Lewis April 26: Peyton Place by Grace Metalious May 31: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders June 28: Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo July 26: Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson August 30: The City and The City by China Mieville
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, May 31
@ 6 p.m.
Food and Families in Postwar America
This class is a social history of food and families in Postwar America, focusing on the personal, lived-experiences of people. Over the course of roughly 30 years (1945 – 1965), the U.S. population grew by over 50 million and the very definition of what it meant to be an American family changed in ways large and small. We will focus on the role of different food products and experiences in everyday life, including: the introduction of convenience foods into home kitchens; gendered and racialized…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Mon, June 4
@ 6 p.m.
Monday Night Films at Jefferson Market!
Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. All events are free and open to the public. Mondays at 6 pm! May 7: Peau d’Ane (1970; 91 mins.) Dir: Jacques Demy. Based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault : a fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won’t have to marry…her father!? Starring Jean Marais and Catherine Deneuve. In French with English subtitles. May 14: Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1964; 91 mins.) Dir: Jacques Demy. As they said in ’64: “A…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, June 7
@ 2:30 p.m.
Workshop: Tech Support
This is a free-form workshop series to help you navigate the always changing and often confusing information landscape in the internet era. We will discuss issues, share tips, troubleshoot problems, and learn about how the internet works! Bring a question, a concern, or your expertise! All experience levels are welcome. Some topics up for discussion: · Social Media · Data privacy · Internet security · Fake news · Digital propaganda · Internet of Things · Mobile computing · Algorithms ·…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Mon, June 11
@ 6 p.m.
Monday Night Films at Jefferson Market!
Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. All events are free and open to the public. Mondays at 6 pm! May 7: Peau d’Ane (1970; 91 mins.) Dir: Jacques Demy. Based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault : a fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won’t have to marry…her father!? Starring Jean Marais and Catherine Deneuve. In French with English subtitles. May 14: Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1964; 91 mins.) Dir: Jacques Demy. As they said in ’64: “A…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, June 12
@ 6 p.m.
Community Conversations
Current Events Café
Is the 24 hour news cycle driving you nuts? Need to vent about what’s going on in the world? Eager to hear some fresh perspectives on current events from your neighbors? Join us for a lively, moderated discussion on current events! Here’s how it will work: At each Current Events Café, a moderator will come prepared with two or more topics that have been in the news recently. Participants will vote on which topic they’d like to discuss the most, or bring their own topics for the group to vote…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Wed, June 13
@ 6 p.m.
3 Poets * 3 Books
3 Poets * 3 Books Book Release Party and Reading Wednesday, June 13 at 6 pm A trio of New York City-based poets goes offline to read from their new books—Amy Barone, with We Became Summer, from New York Quarterly Books; Francine Witte, with Café Crazy, from Kelsay Books; and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, with Blue Lyre, from Dos Madres Press. The poets belong to brevitas, an online poetry community that celebrates the short poem. Twice a month, affiliated poets share one or two poems and invite fee…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, June 14
@ 2:30 p.m.
Workshop: Tech Support
This is a free-form workshop series to help you navigate the always changing and often confusing information landscape in the internet era. We will discuss issues, share tips, troubleshoot problems, and learn about how the internet works! Bring a question, a concern, or your expertise! All experience levels are welcome. Some topics up for discussion: · Social Media · Data privacy · Internet security · Fake news · Digital propaganda · Internet of Things · Mobile computing · Algorithms ·…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Mon, June 18
@ 6 p.m.
Monday Night Films at Jefferson Market!
Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. All events are free and open to the public. Mondays at 6 pm! May 7: Peau d’Ane (1970; 91 mins.) Dir: Jacques Demy. Based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault : a fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won’t have to marry…her father!? Starring Jean Marais and Catherine Deneuve. In French with English subtitles. May 14: Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1964; 91 mins.) Dir: Jacques Demy. As they said in ’64: “A…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, June 25
@ 6 p.m.
Monday Night Films at Jefferson Market!
Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. All events are free and open to the public. Mondays at 6 pm! May 7: Peau d’Ane (1970; 91 mins.) Dir: Jacques Demy. Based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault : a fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won’t have to marry…her father!? Starring Jean Marais and Catherine Deneuve. In French with English subtitles. May 14: Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1964; 91 mins.) Dir: Jacques Demy. As they said in ’64: “A…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, June 28
@ 4:30 p.m.
Book Discussion Group
The Jefferson Market Library's book discussion group meets the last Thursday of every month at 4:30 pm in the 3rd floor Mae West Community Room. Books available at the 2nd floor desk! March 29: The Monk by M.G. Lewis April 26: Peyton Place by Grace Metalious May 31: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders June 28: Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo July 26: Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson August 30: The City and The City by China Mieville
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Tue, July 10
@ 6 p.m.
Community Conversations
Current Events Café
Is the 24 hour news cycle driving you nuts? Need to vent about what’s going on in the world? Eager to hear some fresh perspectives on current events from your neighbors? Join us for a lively, moderated discussion on current events! Here’s how it will work: At each Current Events Café, a moderator will come prepared with two or more topics that have been in the news recently. Participants will vote on which topic they’d like to discuss the most, or bring their own topics for the group to vote…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Wed, July 11
@ 6 p.m.
The Proust Center~New York
The Proust Center~New York The Boni Salon: Open House: Celebrating Marcel Proust’s 147th Birthday Please join us in celebrating the opening of The Proust Center~New York and Marcel Proust's 147th birthday. Beginning in July 2018, 'The Boni Salon' will meet the second Wednesday of every month, from 6:00-7:30pm, offering a variety of Proustian events: lectures, book talks, concerts, films, trivia nights, and readings. Who was Albert Boni? Due to England's obscenity laws, the Engl…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, July 26
@ 4:30 p.m.
Book Discussion Group
The Jefferson Market Library's book discussion group meets the last Thursday of every month at 4:30 pm in the 3rd floor Mae West Community Room. Books available at the 2nd floor desk! March 29: The Monk by M.G. Lewis April 26: Peyton Place by Grace Metalious May 31: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders June 28: Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo July 26: Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson August 30: The City and The City by China Mieville
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Wed, August 1
@ 6 p.m.
Teen Author Reading Night!
Teens and Adults: Come meet your favorite authors of YA lit! August 1 – Teen Author Reading Night (6-7:30, Jefferson Market Branch of NYPL, corner of 6th Ave and 10th St) Kit Frick, See All the Stars Gordon Korman, Whatshisface Derek Milman, Scream All Night Tiffany Schmidt, Bookish Boyfriends Nisha Sharma, My So-Called Bollywood Life Melissa Walker, Why Can’t I Be You
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, August 14
@ 6 p.m.
Community Conversations
Current Events Café
Is the 24 hour news cycle driving you nuts? Need to vent about what’s going on in the world? Eager to hear some fresh perspectives on current events from your neighbors? Join us for a lively, moderated discussion on current events! Here’s how it will work: At each Current Events Café, a moderator will come prepared with two or more topics that have been in the news recently. Participants will vote on which topic they’d like to discuss the most, or bring their own topics for the group to vote…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, August 30
@ 4:30 p.m.
Book Discussion Group
The Jefferson Market Library's book discussion group meets the last Thursday of every month at 4:30 pm in the 3rd floor Mae West Community Room. Books available at the 2nd floor desk! March 29: The Monk by M.G. Lewis April 26: Peyton Place by Grace Metalious May 31: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders June 28: Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo July 26: Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson August 30: The City and The City by China Mieville
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
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