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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 6 p.m.
Author Event: The Sea is Quiet Tonight by Michael H. Ward
Tuesday, September 26 at 6 pm In this insightful and inspirational memoir, Michael Ward returns to the early years of the AIDS epidemic, when so little was known and so few who were diagnosed survived. He chronicles in candid detail his partner Mark's decline and eventual death. By looking back on these devastating events, the author not only honors a generation lost to the illness but also opens a vital window onto the past, before medication helped save lives and when HIV/AIDS was usually a…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, September 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
Picture book stories, songs, and crafts for children ages 3-5 years old.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, September 28
@ 3:30 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
Thu, September 28
@ 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
Fri, September 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
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, September 30
@ 2:30 p.m.
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course Saturdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm The basic elements of dramatic storytelling have not changed since the Ancient Greeks! In this exciting workshop, beginner students are introduced to those enduring components in a methodical and cumulative fashion: story and plot, action and conflict, character and motivation, dialogue and subtext, language and tone, and of course, dramatic structure. In addi…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, October 3
@ 3:30 p.m.
Bilingual Birdies Classes - French
This Fall families will explore the harvest with us while we take them on a Birdie Adventure to collect fruits, ride a bicycle, and visit a farm! Families will learn new vocabulary words and partake in a truly cultural bonding experience. Bilingual Birdies is the first program in NYC to combine live music and language learning and has been successfully educating children since 2007 in schools and libraries. This Fall all families who attend the program will receive our new CD download of 10 ori…
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, October 3
@ 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, October 3 through December 12 (No session on Octob…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sat, October 7
@ 2:30 p.m.
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course Saturdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm The basic elements of dramatic storytelling have not changed since the Ancient Greeks! In this exciting workshop, beginner students are introduced to those enduring components in a methodical and cumulative fashion: story and plot, action and conflict, character and motivation, dialogue and subtext, language and tone, and of course, dramatic structure. In addi…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sun, October 8
@ 2 p.m.
Joys and Horrors of the West Village, and Other New York Stories
Sunday, October 8 at 2 pm Clifford Browder loves the intensity, diversity, and creative craziness of New York City. A writer and retired freelance editor, he has lived in the West Village since 1961, and since 1970 in the building on West 11th and Bleecker Street that also houses the Magnolia Bakery of “Sex and the City” fame. Browder has published three historical novels set in nineteenth-century New York: The Pleasuring of Men, about a young man who becomes a male prostitute servicing the…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, October 10
@ 3:30 p.m.
Bilingual Birdies Classes - French
This Fall families will explore the harvest with us while we take them on a Birdie Adventure to collect fruits, ride a bicycle, and visit a farm! Families will learn new vocabulary words and partake in a truly cultural bonding experience. Bilingual Birdies is the first program in NYC to combine live music and language learning and has been successfully educating children since 2007 in schools and libraries. This Fall all families who attend the program will receive our new CD download of 10 ori…
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, October 10
@ 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, October 3 through December 12 (No session on Octob…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Wed, October 11
@ 6 p.m.
Toward a Poetry of Place: A Reading with Alison Jarvis and Theresa Burns
Wednesday, October 11 at 6 pm. Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. Two poets read from recently published works that explore the idea of place and its role in our imaginations - across generations, communities, and landscapes: Alison JarvisWhere is North. Alison Jarvis was born in Canada and grew up in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. She is a recipient of the Lyric Poetry Prize from the Poetry Society of America, the Mudfish Poetry Prize, the Guy Owen Prize from Souther…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, October 12
@ 6 p.m.
Plume Poetry: Reading
Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Reading Room. All events are free and open to the public.
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, October 14
@ 2:30 p.m.
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course Saturdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm The basic elements of dramatic storytelling have not changed since the Ancient Greeks! In this exciting workshop, beginner students are introduced to those enduring components in a methodical and cumulative fashion: story and plot, action and conflict, character and motivation, dialogue and subtext, language and tone, and of course, dramatic structure. In addi…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sun, October 15
@ 1:30 p.m.
Community Conversations
Community Conference: The Village Past, Present, and Future
Located at the heart of Greenwich Village, The Jefferson Market Library has served as a center for creativity, intellectualism, and civic engagement in its community for the past 50 years. This conference seeks to celebrate that history by connecting a diverse array of Villagers in conversation about their experiences in the neighborhood. Structured like an academic conference, Village Past, Present, and Future seeks to encourage conversation and learning about local topics and experiences.…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Mon, October 16
@ 6 p.m.
October Horror Movies: Mondays at 6 p.m.!
October 2: Special Literary Event October 9: Closed (Columbus Day Holiday) October 16: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984; 95 mins) Dir: Wes Craven. A murdered child killer haunts the dreams of Elm Street’s teens. A classic slasher; don’t be fooled by the cartoon Freddy became. Starring: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Johnny Depp. October 23: The Blair Witch Project (1999, 87 mins) Dirs: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez. Three filmmakers go into the woods to investigate a local legend and…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, October 17
@ 3:30 p.m.
Bilingual Birdies Classes - French
This Fall families will explore the harvest with us while we take them on a Birdie Adventure to collect fruits, ride a bicycle, and visit a farm! Families will learn new vocabulary words and partake in a truly cultural bonding experience. Bilingual Birdies is the first program in NYC to combine live music and language learning and has been successfully educating children since 2007 in schools and libraries. This Fall all families who attend the program will receive our new CD download of 10 ori…
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, October 17
@ 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, October 3 through December 12 (No session on Octob…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sat, October 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course Saturdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm The basic elements of dramatic storytelling have not changed since the Ancient Greeks! In this exciting workshop, beginner students are introduced to those enduring components in a methodical and cumulative fashion: story and plot, action and conflict, character and motivation, dialogue and subtext, language and tone, and of course, dramatic structure. In addi…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 6 p.m.
October Horror Movies: Mondays at 6 p.m.!
October 2: Special Literary Event October 9: Closed (Columbus Day Holiday) October 16: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984; 95 mins) Dir: Wes Craven. A murdered child killer haunts the dreams of Elm Street’s teens. A classic slasher; don’t be fooled by the cartoon Freddy became. Starring: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Johnny Depp. October 23: The Blair Witch Project (1999, 87 mins) Dirs: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez. Three filmmakers go into the woods to investigate a local legend and…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, October 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Bilingual Birdies Classes - French
This Fall families will explore the harvest with us while we take them on a Birdie Adventure to collect fruits, ride a bicycle, and visit a farm! Families will learn new vocabulary words and partake in a truly cultural bonding experience. Bilingual Birdies is the first program in NYC to combine live music and language learning and has been successfully educating children since 2007 in schools and libraries. This Fall all families who attend the program will receive our new CD download of 10 ori…
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, October 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, October 3 through December 12 (No session on Octob…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Tue, October 24
@ 6 p.m.
LAUNCH READING for 2 Horatio
LAUNCH READING for 2 HORATIO Over 20 poets will read from this annual Village-based literary journal! Tuesday, October 23, 6 to 8 pm Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. All events are free and open to the public. Contributors include: Mary Ellen Pelzer, Jeanne Chinard, Kaye McDonough, Mary Catherine Bolster, Maja Lukic, Didi Jackson, Ron Slate, Sherry Stuart-Berman, Michele Karas, Joan Cappello, Therese Elron, Kathryn Llewellyn, Carmen Bardeguez-Brown, J. Gerard Ch…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, October 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
HALLOWEEN CRAFT EXTRAVAGANZA
Get a new start at the Library this school year! This fall, we’re hosting back-to-school events in every branch! Learn about all the great educational resources available at your neighborhood library- from millions of books to program, computer access, online resources, and more- all for FREE. PLUS! Questions about your library card? Have books you need to return? We can help you! FEATURED PROGRAM Halloween Craft Extravaganza: Fun Halloween crafts for all ages!
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, October 26
@ 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
Sat, October 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course
Introduction to Playwriting: an Eight Session Course Saturdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm The basic elements of dramatic storytelling have not changed since the Ancient Greeks! In this exciting workshop, beginner students are introduced to those enduring components in a methodical and cumulative fashion: story and plot, action and conflict, character and motivation, dialogue and subtext, language and tone, and of course, dramatic structure. In addi…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, October 30
@ 6 p.m.
October Horror Movies: Mondays at 6 p.m.!
October 2: Special Literary Event October 9: Closed (Columbus Day Holiday) October 16: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984; 95 mins) Dir: Wes Craven. A murdered child killer haunts the dreams of Elm Street’s teens. A classic slasher; don’t be fooled by the cartoon Freddy became. Starring: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Johnny Depp. October 23: The Blair Witch Project (1999, 87 mins) Dirs: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez. Three filmmakers go into the woods to investigate a local legend and…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, November 2
@ 6 p.m.
Book Launch: DEBUT PHOTOGRAPHY MONOGRAPH BY BELFAST- BORN VISUAL ARTIST JONATHAN DAVID SMYTHJefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, November 30
@ 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
Sat, December 9
@ 11:45 a.m.
CLASS VISIT - CITY AND COUNTRY
5th grade - Browsing visit + research+checkout
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, December 28
@ 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