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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, July 25
@ 11 a.m.
TODDLER TIME
Picture book stories, rhymes, and crafts for children ages 18-36 months.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, July 25
@ 6 p.m.
Oomph, Olivia, and Our Gal Judy: Summer Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. June 6: 8 Women (2002; 111 mins.) Dir: François Ozon. One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! French with English Subtitles. Starring Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart. June 13: Swimming Pool (2003; 102…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, July 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Bilingual Birdies: French
Experience the joy of learning French through songs, rhymes, and movement. A language enrichment program for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. PROGRAM IS LIMITED TO 25 CHILDREN. First come, first served.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, July 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
PRESCHOOL TIME
Picture book stories, rhymes, and crafts for children ages 3-5 years.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, July 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
WRITE NOW with NY Writers Coalition
Want to get past your writers 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, wri…
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, July 27
@ 6 p.m.
Telling Your Story: A Series of Workshops in Poetry and Prose
Telling Your Story: A Series of Workshops in Poetry and Prose, featuring instructors from New York Writers Workshop. Wednesdays, July 13, 20, 27 6 pm to 7:30 pm Telling Your Story is a workshop series focused on, but not limited to, writing from personal experience in fiction and non-fiction prose forms, and poetry. In Tim Tomlinson’s July sessions, the first workshop will focus on possibilities of autobiography…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, July 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
OWLS AND OTTERS STORYTIME
A read aloud and craft program for children ages 5 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, July 28
@ 6 p.m.
The Philosophy of Love and Desire: A Four Session Course
The Philosophy of Love and Desire: A Four Session Course The history of Western philosophy has, for the most part, been a story of oppositions: soul versus flesh, mind versus body, reason versus desire. But what are we as humans without flesh, embodiment, emotion, and desires? Instead of being antagonisms to meaning, self-discovery and "truth", how do the body and its sensual desires help us to relate to ourselves, to others, to knowledge of "the real"? This course will look at the questio…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Fri, July 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
Friday Crafts
Before heading to the beach for the weekend, stop by the library to refresh your book supply - and join us for fun and simple crafts! For ages 3 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 1
@ 6 p.m.
Oomph, Olivia, and Our Gal Judy: Summer Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. June 6: 8 Women (2002; 111 mins.) Dir: François Ozon. One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! French with English Subtitles. Starring Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart. June 13: Swimming Pool (2003; 102…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, August 3
@ 3:30 p.m.
WRITE NOW with NY Writers Coalition
Want to get past your writers 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, wri…
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, August 3
@ 6 p.m.
Teen Author Reading Night!
Come on out and meet your favorite authors of books for teens! Wednesday, June 1 at 6 pm: Tara Altebrando, The Leaving Jennifer Castle, What Happens After Gordon Korman, Slacker Lois Metzger, Change Places With Me Sarah Mlynowski, Think Twice Lindsay Ribar, Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies Wednesday, July 7 at 6 pm: Caela Carter, Tumbling Melissa Grey, The Shadow Hour Jeff Hirsch, Black River Falls Kathryn Holmes, How it Feels to Fly Ann Stampler, How to Disappear Stephanie Kate Stroh…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, August 4
@ 6 p.m.
The Philosophy of Love and Desire: A Four Session Course
The Philosophy of Love and Desire: A Four Session Course The history of Western philosophy has, for the most part, been a story of oppositions: soul versus flesh, mind versus body, reason versus desire. But what are we as humans without flesh, embodiment, emotion, and desires? Instead of being antagonisms to meaning, self-discovery and "truth", how do the body and its sensual desires help us to relate to ourselves, to others, to knowledge of "the real"? This course will look at the questio…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, August 4
@ 7 p.m.
Corrupting the City: a Three Session Film Course
Corrupting the City: Thursdays, August 4, 11, 18 at 7 pm - Screening followed by discussion. Thursday, August 4th at 7 pm: On The Waterfront (1954; 108 mins.) Directed by Elia Kazan and starring Marlon Brando and Rod Steiger. Presented in a brand-new 16mm print! Thursday, August 11th at 7 pm: Midnight Cowboy (1969: 110 mins.) Directed by John Schlesinger and starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman. Thursday, August 18th at 7 pm: Serpico (1973; 130 mins.) D…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, August 6
@ 3 p.m.
Salon Reading of Plays in Progress
Do you love theater? We do too! We're a group of playwrights who have been working together to develop our craft. Now we want to share it with you! On this special two-day occasion (come for one or both sessions), you can hear short scenes read by actors. The performance will be followed by a discussion with the audience. We hope to inspire you as well as to build interest in our work. This free public reading is the conclusion of a new two-month peer critique group for Dramatic Writing foun…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Mon, August 8
@ 6 p.m.
Oomph, Olivia, and Our Gal Judy: Summer Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. June 6: 8 Women (2002; 111 mins.) Dir: François Ozon. One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! French with English Subtitles. Starring Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart. June 13: Swimming Pool (2003; 102…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, August 9
@ 6:30 p.m.
Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s
Photo by NathanielHL Tuesday, August 9th! 6:30 pm, doors open at 6 pm. Join singer-songwriter Richard Barone as he celebrates the music of the 1960s Greenwich Village folk music scene. Richard and his guests -- journalists and musicians who were part of that vital community and its living legacy -- will revisit that era with a series of multi-media discussions focusing on the singer-songwriters who helped shape the cultural and political landscape of New York, from Bob Dylan and Paul Simon…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, August 10
@ 3:30 p.m.
WRITE NOW with NY Writers Coalition
Want to get past your writers 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, wri…
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 11
@ 7 p.m.
Corrupting the City: a Three Session Film Course
Corrupting the City: Thursdays, August 4, 11, 18 at 7 pm - Screening followed by discussion. Thursday, August 4th at 7 pm: On The Waterfront (1954; 108 mins.) Directed by Elia Kazan and starring Marlon Brando and Rod Steiger. Presented in a brand-new 16mm print! Thursday, August 11th at 7 pm: Midnight Cowboy (1969: 110 mins.) Directed by John Schlesinger and starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman. Thursday, August 18th at 7 pm: Serpico (1973; 130 mins.) D…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, August 13
@ 3 p.m.
Salon Reading of Plays in Progress
Do you love theater? We do too! We're a group of playwrights who have been working together to develop our craft. Now we want to share it with you! On this special two-day occasion (come for one or both sessions), you can hear short scenes read by actors. The performance will be followed by a discussion with the audience. We hope to inspire you as well as to build interest in our work. This free public reading is the conclusion of a new two-month peer critique group for Dramatic Writing foun…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Mon, August 15
@ 6 p.m.
Oomph, Olivia, and Our Gal Judy: Summer Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. June 6: 8 Women (2002; 111 mins.) Dir: François Ozon. One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! French with English Subtitles. Starring Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart. June 13: Swimming Pool (2003; 102…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, August 17
@ 6 p.m.
Mae West: New Yorker, Vaudevillian, Upstart, and Jailbird - a Birthday Celebration!
Wednesday, August 17th at 6 pm; doors open at 5:30 pm! Born in Brooklyn, NY on August 17, 1893, MAE WEST began performing at age 6. By 1925, the 32-year-old knew her career had capsized; she was cast only in minor roles, she had numerous negative reviews, and she’d been fired. Then a trip to Greenwich Village and an appearance at Jefferson Market Court (now Jefferson Market Library) — along with an overnight stay at Jefferson Jail — changed her life, making the controversial vaudevillian an ove…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, August 18
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
2 Face Painters
A Summer Reading Celebration for All Ages! Face and hand painting for kids. All face paint is non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and water-soluble. Presented by Annette Lipson and Tamara Shrader.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, August 18
@ 7 p.m.
Corrupting the City: a Three Session Film Course
Corrupting the City: Thursdays, August 4, 11, 18 at 7 pm - Screening followed by discussion. Thursday, August 4th at 7 pm: On The Waterfront (1954; 108 mins.) Directed by Elia Kazan and starring Marlon Brando and Rod Steiger. Presented in a brand-new 16mm print! Thursday, August 11th at 7 pm: Midnight Cowboy (1969: 110 mins.) Directed by John Schlesinger and starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman. Thursday, August 18th at 7 pm: Serpico (1973; 130 mins.) D…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, August 22
@ 6 p.m.
Oomph, Olivia, and Our Gal Judy: Summer Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. June 6: 8 Women (2002; 111 mins.) Dir: François Ozon. One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! French with English Subtitles. Starring Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart. June 13: Swimming Pool (2003; 102…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, August 25
@ 4:30 p.m.
Book Discussion!
Book Discussion meets the last Thursday of every month at 4:30 pm, except July and December, in the 3rd floor Mae West Community Room. February 25: Stoner by John Williams William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar’s life, so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known. And yet as the years pass, Stone…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Mon, August 29
@ 6 p.m.
Oomph, Olivia, and Our Gal Judy: Summer Films at Jefferson Market
Films are shown Mondays at 6:00 pm in the first floor Willa Cather community room. All programs are free and open to the public. June 6: 8 Women (2002; 111 mins.) Dir: François Ozon. One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman! French with English Subtitles. Starring Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart. June 13: Swimming Pool (2003; 102…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, September 10
@ 3 p.m.
The Physics of Everyday Things: A Four Session Course
When we think of the world of physics, we usually think either very big, like stars and galaxies, or very small, like atoms and molecules. But our everyday experience typically is of things that are somewhere in between. Think of most objects that we deal with on a daily basis: glassware, salt and pepper, soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, ketchup... The physics of these kinds of objects and materials is in fact an active area of research and is classified as “soft matter physics."…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sat, September 17
@ 3 p.m.
The Physics of Everyday Things: A Four Session Course
When we think of the world of physics, we usually think either very big, like stars and galaxies, or very small, like atoms and molecules. But our everyday experience typically is of things that are somewhere in between. Think of most objects that we deal with on a daily basis: glassware, salt and pepper, soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, ketchup... The physics of these kinds of objects and materials is in fact an active area of research and is classified as “soft matter physics."…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sat, September 24
@ 3 p.m.
The Physics of Everyday Things: A Four Session Course
When we think of the world of physics, we usually think either very big, like stars and galaxies, or very small, like atoms and molecules. But our everyday experience typically is of things that are somewhere in between. Think of most objects that we deal with on a daily basis: glassware, salt and pepper, soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, ketchup... The physics of these kinds of objects and materials is in fact an active area of research and is classified as “soft matter physics."…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, September 29
@ 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
Sat, October 1
@ 3 p.m.
The Physics of Everyday Things: A Four Session Course
When we think of the world of physics, we usually think either very big, like stars and galaxies, or very small, like atoms and molecules. But our everyday experience typically is of things that are somewhere in between. Think of most objects that we deal with on a daily basis: glassware, salt and pepper, soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, ketchup... The physics of these kinds of objects and materials is in fact an active area of research and is classified as “soft matter physics."…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, October 27
@ 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
Thu, November 17
@ 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
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
Thu, February 23
@ 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

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