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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
Tue, August 30
@ 11:30 a.m.
Prepare for the High School Equivalency Exam!
Prepare for the High School Equivalency Exam! New York State’s high school equivalency test is called the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC- formerly known as the GED). This free course will help you prepare to take this important exam. The five sections of the test are Reading Literacy, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. You must come to the testing/enrollment session on Tuesday, August 30 at 11:30 am to participate in this free course! Classes start Friday, Septem…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, August 31
@ 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 31
@ 6 p.m.
NYPLarcade
NYPLarcade: INSIDE
Please join us for INSIDE (Playdead, 2016) on Wednesday, August 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Jefferson Market Library in Greenwich Village (first floor Willa Cather Community Room). Admission is free and open to the public. NYC educators: please register in advance to receive 1.5 hours of PD credit here. NYPLarcade is an opportunity to play, watch, and discuss independent, experimental, and thought-provoking games in a library setting. Think of it as a book club, but for video games. For more…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Thu, September 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s
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 to Janis Ian, Phil Ochs, and John Sebastian (of the Lovin’ Spoonful). On Se…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, September 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
Exploring Philip K. Dick's Divine Madness: An interview with Kyle Arnold, Ph.D.
In February of 1974, the cult science fiction writer Philip K. Dick had a series of visions. First, there was a mysterious flash of pink light that Dick believed awakened his mind. Then there were images of bizarre engineering blueprints, and streams of "liquid fire" that seemed to move through his environment and enter his body. Dick saw scenes from ancient Rome superimposed over his environment. He theorized that time had stopped in the year 50 A.D. and that he was a Christian revolutio…
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
Sun, September 11
@ 2 p.m.
9/11 Commemorative Poetry ReadingJefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, September 12
@ 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
Wed, September 14
@ 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 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, writing prompts…
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, September 14
@ 6 p.m.
Oral History
NYC Trans Oral History Project: Interviewer Training
VOLUNTEER INTERVIEWERS NEEDED: NYPL's Community Oral History Project is teaming up with the NYC Trans Oral History Project to collect, preserve, and share oral histories from our city's transgender and gender non-conforming communities. We'll be training a community corps of interviewers to collect these largely undocumented oral histories in order to build a lasting and expansive archive on NYC transgender experiences. Interested in participating as a volunteer interviewer for our com…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, September 15
@ 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, September 15
@ 8:30 p.m.
Chelsea Girls: 50th Anniversary 16mm Screening
On September 15, 2016 - exactly fifty years following the film’s premiere - Chelsea Girls will be shown, as Andy Warhol originally intended, on two 16mm projectors running side by side! This is not your average movie viewing experience - you can fully immerse yourself for the 210 minute runtime, or just pop in for a few minutes to check out what's happening. Feel free to come early, or come late! We'll start the screening at 8:30 pm, and it will finish at midnight. Doors open at 8:15. Sign…
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
Mon, September 19
@ 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
Wed, September 21
@ 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 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, writing prompts…
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, September 22
@ 6:30 p.m.
The Message of the City: Dawn Powell’s New York Novels, 1925–1962
Dawn Powell, a Village resident for most of her life, was a gifted satirist who moved in the same circles as Dorothy Parker, Ernest Hemingway, renowned editor Maxwell Perkins, and other midcentury New York luminaries. Her many novels are typically divided into two groups: those dealing with her native Ohio and those set in New York. “From the moment she left behind her harsh upbringing in Mount Gilead, Ohio, and arrived in Manhattan, in 1918, she dove into city life with an outlander’s anthropol…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
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
Mon, September 26
@ 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
Wed, September 28
@ 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 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, writing prompts…
Jefferson Market LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, September 28
@ 6 p.m.
NYPLarcade
NYPLarcade: 1979 Revolution Black Friday
Please join us for 1979 Revolution: Black Friday (iNK Stories / N-Fusion Interactive, 2016) on Wednesday, September 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Jefferson Market Library in Greenwich Village (first floor Willa Cather Community Room). Admission is free and open to the public. NYC educators: please register in advance to receive 1.5 hours of PD credit here. NYPLarcade is an opportunity to play, watch, and discuss independent, experimental, and thought-provoking games in a library setting. Think o…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
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
Thu, September 29
@ 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Wed, October 26
@ 6 p.m.
NYPLarcade
NYPLarcade: No Man's Sky
Please join us for No Man's Sky (Hello Games, 2016) on Wednesday, October 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Jefferson Market Library in Greenwich Village (first floor Willa Cather Community Room). Admission is free and open to the public. NYC educators: please register in advance to receive 1.5 hours of PD credit here. NYPLarcade is an opportunity to play, watch, and discuss independent, experimental, and thought-provoking games in a library setting. Think of it as a book club, but for video games.…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
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, October 27
@ 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
Sat, October 29
@ 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
Wed, November 2
@ 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
Sat, November 5
@ 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
Mon, November 7
@ 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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