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Today
@ 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
Mon, October 3
@ 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, October 3
@ 6 p.m.
Bette, Ben, and Boys: Fall Films at Jefferson Market
September 5: All branches of the NYPL will be closed for Labor Day. September 12: The Tempest (2010; 110 mins.) Dir: Julie Taymor. Shakespeare's epic play is translated from page to screen, with the gender of the main character, Prospero, changed from male to female. Starring Helen Mirren, Ben Wishaw. September 19: Bright Star (2009; 119 mins.) Dir: Jane Campion. The three-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne near the end of his life. Starring Abbie Cornish, B…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, October 4
@ 3:30 p.m.
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Simple craft projects for children ages 3 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, October 4
@ 6 p.m.
Dream and Create: Open Sewing Workshop!
Our open sewing workshop is back by popluar demand! Have you always wanted to sew, but do not 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 course students will learn sewing techniques to create their own unique projects. Bring a project that you’d like to tackle with confidence in the and get set to sew on Jefferson Market's very own sewing machines! We will hav…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Wed, October 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
PRESCHOOL TIME
Picture book stories, rhymes, and crafts for children ages 3-5.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, October 5
@ 4:30 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 fall 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, writi…
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, October 5
@ 6 p.m.
Teen Author Reading Night!
October 5 – Teen Author Reading Night, 6-7:30 Rafi Mittlefehldt, It Looks Like This Gae Polisner, The Memory of Things Judy Sheehan, I Woke Up Dead at the Mall Mary G. Thompson, Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee Suzanne Weyn, Bionic November 2 – Teen Author Reading Night, 6-7:30 Lisa Selin Davis, Lost Stars Brendan Kiely, The Last True Love Story Justine Larbalestier, My Sister Rosa David Levithan, The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily Ilana Manaster, Doreen Alecia Whitaker, The Way Back Home…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, October 6
@ 3:30 p.m.
OWLS AND OTTERS STORYTIME
A read aloud and craft program for ages 5 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, October 7
@ 11:30 a.m.
Prepare for the High School Equivalency Exam!
HSE - 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. These free classes are designed to help adults better themselves in basic education. The HSE classes covers all of the five subjects such as Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. Classes are every Fridays from 11:30am-12:30PM Classes are ongoing t…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Fri, October 7
@ 4 p.m.
MEET AUTHOR, GEOFF RODKEY!
Join us for our Books and Pizza book discussion group (for ages 9 and up)! Author, Geoff Rodkey, will join us to discuss his latest novel, The Tapper Twins Run for President. Pizza will be served!
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, October 7
@ 7 p.m.
New York Comic Con Invades Greenwich Village!
New York Public Library in partnership with First Second and New York Comic Con (NYCC) present New York Comic Con Invades Greenwich Village! Fri Oct 7th from 7-9pm at Jefferson Market Library FREE ticketed event - please register HERE Jefferson Market Library: 425 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY, 10011 Author Panel from 7-8pm ; signing to follow. Box Brown (Andre the Giant, Tetris) @boxbrown Greg Rucka (Wonder Woman, Star Wars, Batman) @ruckawriter Marjorie Liu (Montress, Avenge…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sat, October 8
@ 3 p.m.
Telling Your Story: A Three Session Workshop
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. Generally, sessions include discussion of samples of published work, followed by in-session writing exercises, then sensitive critiques of the work produced. It is not necessary to attend all three sessions—each session stands alone. However, the final meeting may consider work that participants have developed over the three sessions. Option…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, October 10
@ 6 p.m.
Bette, Ben, and Boys: Fall Films at Jefferson Market
September 5: All branches of the NYPL will be closed for Labor Day. September 12: The Tempest (2010; 110 mins.) Dir: Julie Taymor. Shakespeare's epic play is translated from page to screen, with the gender of the main character, Prospero, changed from male to female. Starring Helen Mirren, Ben Wishaw. September 19: Bright Star (2009; 119 mins.) Dir: Jane Campion. The three-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne near the end of his life. Starring Abbie Cornish, B…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, October 11
@ 3:30 p.m.
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Simple craft projects for children ages 3 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, October 11
@ 6 p.m.
Dream and Create: Open Sewing Workshop!
Our open sewing workshop is back by popluar demand! Have you always wanted to sew, but do not 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 course students will learn sewing techniques to create their own unique projects. Bring a project that you’d like to tackle with confidence in the and get set to sew on Jefferson Market's very own sewing machines! We will hav…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Wed, October 12
@ 3:30 p.m.
PRESCHOOL TIME
Picture book stories, rhymes, and crafts for children ages 3-5.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, October 12
@ 4:30 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 fall 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, writi…
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, October 13
@ 3:30 p.m.
OWLS AND OTTERS STORYTIME
A read aloud and craft program for ages 5 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, October 13
@ 6 p.m.
The Novels of Edith Wharton: a Five Session Course
In the first quarter of the 20th century, Edith Wharton was one of America’s most popular and most esteemed writers. Although her reputation waned in the mid-century, R.W.B. Lewis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning biography in 1975, firmly established Wharton’s place in the American canon. She was an astutely ironic novelist who had an uneasy relationship with the society of her youth, yet was troubled by modernity. Her novels offer a rich and invaluable window into numerous cultural and historical iss…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, October 13
@ 6 p.m.
A NIGHT OF FICTION AND POETRY
Thursday, October 13 6:00 pm The Literary Lights writers group presents an evening of new fiction, poetry, short stories and historical memoirs. For more information contact: richard.merli@yahoo.com All Events are Free and Open to the Public! Presented in the 1st floor Willa Cather Community Room
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Fri, October 14
@ 11:30 a.m.
Prepare for the High School Equivalency Exam!
HSE - 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. These free classes are designed to help adults better themselves in basic education. The HSE classes covers all of the five subjects such as Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. Classes are every Fridays from 11:30am-12:30PM Classes are ongoing t…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, October 15
@ 2:30 p.m.
Canon March: Don Quixote
Join us for a multi-week seminar on Miguel de Cervantes’ classic novel! Structured like a book discussion, this seminar is a moderated exploration of Edith Grossman’s highly readable and critically acclaimed translation of Don Quixote. Often regarded as one of the greatest works of fiction ever written, Don Quixote ranks alongside the complete works of Shakespeare in the Western Canon of classical literature. Equal parts tragic, comic, and epic, it is regarded by Harold Bloom as an example of…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sat, October 15
@ 3 p.m.
Telling Your Story: A Three Session Workshop
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. Generally, sessions include discussion of samples of published work, followed by in-session writing exercises, then sensitive critiques of the work produced. It is not necessary to attend all three sessions—each session stands alone. However, the final meeting may consider work that participants have developed over the three sessions. Option…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sun, October 16
@ 2 p.m.
An Inquiry Into Wisdom
This course will examine a selection of personalities and themes chronicled in Dean Chavooshian’s book The Pursuit of Wisdom - all of whom have had a colossal impact on society and the nature of human existence. Each session will explore topics in the interrelated fields of theology, philosophy, and science. Following an introduction of the ideas and achievements of each individual, emphasis will be on an open forum of discussion and debate. Concise readings from the book are attached, please r…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, October 17
@ 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, October 17
@ 6 p.m.
Bette, Ben, and Boys: Fall Films at Jefferson Market
September 5: All branches of the NYPL will be closed for Labor Day. September 12: The Tempest (2010; 110 mins.) Dir: Julie Taymor. Shakespeare's epic play is translated from page to screen, with the gender of the main character, Prospero, changed from male to female. Starring Helen Mirren, Ben Wishaw. September 19: Bright Star (2009; 119 mins.) Dir: Jane Campion. The three-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne near the end of his life. Starring Abbie Cornish, B…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, October 18
@ 3:30 p.m.
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Simple craft projects for children ages 3 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, October 18
@ 6 p.m.
Dream and Create: Open Sewing Workshop!
Our open sewing workshop is back by popluar demand! Have you always wanted to sew, but do not 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 course students will learn sewing techniques to create their own unique projects. Bring a project that you’d like to tackle with confidence in the and get set to sew on Jefferson Market's very own sewing machines! We will hav…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Wed, October 19
@ 3:30 p.m.
PRESCHOOL TIME
Picture book stories, rhymes, and crafts for children ages 3-5.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, October 19
@ 4:30 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 fall 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, writi…
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, October 20
@ 3:30 p.m.
OWLS AND OTTERS STORYTIME
A read aloud and craft program for ages 5 and up.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, October 20
@ 6:30 p.m.
GIRL UNBROKEN: A Sister’s Harrowing Story of Survival from the Streets of Long Island to the Farms of Idaho
When Regina Calcaterra wrote her incredibly moving New York Times-bestselling memoir Etched in Sand in 2013, it caused a sea change in the way America thought about foster children. Since then more than 150,000 copies have been sold, colleges and high schools have incorporated it into their curricula nationwide and the book has received more than 4000 5-star reviews. Readers, moved by the stark portrayal of Regina’s childhood, responded to her cry for help by getting older foster children placed…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Fri, October 21
@ 11:30 a.m.
Prepare for the High School Equivalency Exam!
HSE - 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. These free classes are designed to help adults better themselves in basic education. The HSE classes covers all of the five subjects such as Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. Classes are every Fridays from 11:30am-12:30PM Classes are ongoing t…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, October 22
@ 2:30 p.m.
Canon March: Don Quixote
Join us for a multi-week seminar on Miguel de Cervantes’ classic novel! Structured like a book discussion, this seminar is a moderated exploration of Edith Grossman’s highly readable and critically acclaimed translation of Don Quixote. Often regarded as one of the greatest works of fiction ever written, Don Quixote ranks alongside the complete works of Shakespeare in the Western Canon of classical literature. Equal parts tragic, comic, and epic, it is regarded by Harold Bloom as an example of…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sat, October 22
@ 3 p.m.
Telling Your Story: A Three Session Workshop
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. Generally, sessions include discussion of samples of published work, followed by in-session writing exercises, then sensitive critiques of the work produced. It is not necessary to attend all three sessions—each session stands alone. However, the final meeting may consider work that participants have developed over the three sessions. Option…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sun, October 23
@ 2 p.m.
An Inquiry Into Wisdom
This course will examine a selection of personalities and themes chronicled in Dean Chavooshian’s book The Pursuit of Wisdom - all of whom have had a colossal impact on society and the nature of human existence. Each session will explore topics in the interrelated fields of theology, philosophy, and science. Following an introduction of the ideas and achievements of each individual, emphasis will be on an open forum of discussion and debate. Concise readings from the book are attached, please r…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sun, October 23
@ 2 p.m.
Oral History
Walking Tour: Queer Village 1960s
Photo credit: Syd London | 2011 Join well-known NYC LGBTQ advocate and storyteller Jay Toole for a not-to-be-missed tour of Greenwich Village in the 1960s. Learn about all kinds of LGBTQ experiences and historical details you won’t find in the history books. Hear more about the neighborhood through stories about historic lesbian bars, the Women’s House of D (Detention), homelessness in Washington Square park, the mafia's connection to local gay bars and much more.…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Mon, October 24
@ 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, October 24
@ 6 p.m.
Bette, Ben, and Boys: Fall Films at Jefferson Market
September 5: All branches of the NYPL will be closed for Labor Day. September 12: The Tempest (2010; 110 mins.) Dir: Julie Taymor. Shakespeare's epic play is translated from page to screen, with the gender of the main character, Prospero, changed from male to female. Starring Helen Mirren, Ben Wishaw. September 19: Bright Star (2009; 119 mins.) Dir: Jane Campion. The three-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne near the end of his life. Starring Abbie Cornish, B…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
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