Events

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Wed, June 26
@ 4:30 PM
Please join us for our monthly novella discussion, held in our third floor Mae West room. This month, we are reading Silvina Ocampo's short novel, The Promise, originally published in Spanish as Promesa. *This month's discussion will meet one week later than usual, because the library will be closed on June 19 for the Juneteenth holiday.* We will have copies avialable at our second floor desk while supplies last, starting May 15. You can also download an NYPL e-book copy. A woman reli…
Jefferson Market Library
Third Floor
Adults
Wed, June 26
@ 6 PM
IT WAS OUR NEW YORK: TRUE STORIES AND PRIDE PICTURES C.O. Moed (It Was Her New York) and Morgan Gwenwald (Art After Stonewall) In Conversation with Deborah Edel (Lesbian Herstory Archives) Join C.O. Moed, writer/snapshot-taker and Morgan Gwenwald, photographer for an evening of Pride and LGBTQ+ photographs and selections from It Was Her New York: true stories and snapshots of undying love, old Lesbians, all our fellow New Yorkers and home. Deborah Edel of the Lesbian Herstory Archive…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, June 26
@ 6 PM
Improvisational Screenwriting Wednesday, June 5 Wednesday, June 12 Tuesday, June 18 Wednesday, June 26 6 -7:30 pm Strengthen your screenplay by using improvisational acting techniques! Each week we’ll bring scenes to life and re-stage them to sharpen the characters’ conflicts. Focusing upon what was gleaned from the in-class improvisation and interpretation, we’ll explore ways to create more dimensional characters and enrich your writing. Come ready to write and act! Registration require…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, June 27
@ 4:30 PM
Join us as we discuss The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton: The classic satire of New York society and the American Dream through the misadventures of an insatiable young striver! Copies available at the 2nd floor main desk starting May 30! Meet us in the third floor Meeting Room!
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, June 27
@ 6 PM
Persona (1966; 83mins.) Dir: Ingmar Bergman. A nurse is put in charge of a well-known stage actress who has suddenly become mute, and finds that their personae are melding together. Starring Liv Ullman and Bibi Andersson.
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, June 29
@ 10 AM
Please join us for our famous Book Swap! This one is an all day affair, so come by and bring a friend! Bring a book, take a book, meet a friend or two!
Jefferson Market Library
First Floor Lobby
Adults
Mon, July 1
@ 1 PM
Online
Please join us for our weekly short story discussion, Mondays at 1pm ET. This week, we are reading George Saunders' 2009 story, "Victory Lap." If you can't access the story using the link, please click "download transcript" above for a PDF copy. To join this online discussion, please register above with your email address. We'll send you the meeting link before the program begins.
Jefferson Market Library
Online Only
Adults
Mon, July 1
@ 6 PM
Silk Stockings (1957; 117 mins.) Dir: Rouben Mamoulian. A Russian government official is sent to Paris to bring back her comrades; she soon gets a taste of Paris life and falls in love with an American movie producer. MGM Musical remake of Garbo’s Ninotchka! Starring Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Peter Lorre and Janis Paige.
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, July 3
@ 4:30 PM
Are you interested in being part of the Jefferson Market Zine? We are getting to work on our Summer issue, and we need artists, editors, poets, writers, critics, and designers to join us! We'll meet in the Third Floor Mae West room Wednesdays May 29, June 5, and July 3. All submissions are due by June 29 to Corinne at corinneneary@nypl.org, or dropped off labeled to her attention at the second floor desk. You can also bring your work to the meetings to submit. At the July 3 meeting we will b…
Jefferson Market Library
Third Floor
Adults
Fri, July 5
@ 1 PM
Online
Please join us for our online discussion of Marilynne Robinson's Pulitzer Prize winning novel Gilead, originally published in 2004. You can place a hold on an NYPL print copy, ebook, or e-audiobook. To jpin this online discussion, please register above with your email address. We'll send you the meeting link before the program begins. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award, GILEAD is a hymn of praise and lamentation to the God-haunted existence that Reverend…
Jefferson Market Library
Online Only
Adults
Sat, July 6
@ 1:30 PM
The Deer Hunter (1978; 183 mins.) Dir: Michael Cimino. An in-depth examination of the ways in which the Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of several friends in a small steel mill town in Pennsylvania. Starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken.
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, July 8
@ 6 PM
The Scarlet Empress (1934; 104 mins.) Dir: Josef Von Sternberg. A German noblewoman enters into a loveless marriage with the dim-witted, unstable heir to the Russian throne, then plots to oust him from power. Starring Marlene Dietrich.
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, July 9
@ 6 PM
Tuesday, July 9th, 2024; 6-7:30pm Proust Center at Jefferson Market Library Documentary Film: “Marcel Proust: A Writer’s Life” Special Q&A Guest Panel: William C. Carter, Executive Producer Sarah Mondale, Director Sarah Patton, Co-producer Marian Hunter, Editor https://stonelanternfilms.org/about/ Registration is required, due to limited seating. Trailer: https://stonelanternfilms.org/proust/ "Deftly blending the personal and the historical, this program is an illum…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Wed, July 10
@ 4:30 PM
Please join us for our poetry discussion group, held in the third floor Mae West room. This month, we are discussing Ilya Kaminsky's National Book Award Finalist, Deaf Republic, published in 2019. We have copies available at our second floor desk, while supplies last. Additionally, we have PDF copies available at our desk, or as an attachment to this webpage, under "download transcript" above. Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breakin…
Jefferson Market Library
Third Floor
Adults
Wed, July 10
@ 6 PM
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, July 11
@ 6 PM
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993; 120 mins.) Dir: Chris Columbus After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. Starring Robin Williams, Sally Field, and Pierce Brosnan.
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sat, July 13
@ 3 AM
Join us as we celebrate with a reading the release of Keith Walker's collection of poems All That Names Us. Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Room. Free and open to the public. "Eloquent and indelible, these plainspoken poems are full of sharp observations, surprising turns of phrase, and tough compassion. They are intensely real, evoking people and places in postwar America, both the rural South and the rustbelt North. Like my favorite books of poetry, this collection is also a sec…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Mon, July 15
@ 6 PM
Hit the Deck (1955; 112mins.) Dir: Roy Rowland. Three sailors come ashore and take the city by storm, but can they win the hearts of three women by song? An MGM Cinemascope musical extravaganza! Starring Debbie Reynolds, Jane Powell, Ann Miller.
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, July 17
@ 4:30 PM
Please join us for our monthly novella discussion, held in our third floor Mae West room. This month, we are reading John Williams' 1948 book, Nothing but the Night. We will have copies available at our second floor desk, starting June 29, and while supplies last. John Williams’s first novel is a brooding psychological noir. Arthur Maxley is a young man at the end of his emotional rope. Having dropped out of college, he’s holed up in a big-city hotel, living off an allowance from his fami…
Jefferson Market Library
Third Floor
Adults
Thu, July 18
@ 6 PM
Mad Max (1979, 93 minutes) Dir: George Miller. In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang. Starring Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, and Hugh Keayes-Byrne.
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sat, July 20
@ 3 PM
Saturday, July 20 at 3pm The war ends and Josje is returned to his parents in Groningen. “Who are these people who call themselves my parents,” he imagines. He is three years old and feels abandoned, confused and angry. He wants to return to his “real” parents who loved and sheltered him during the war in Wageningen. “My name is Pietje Dijkstra not Josje Gosler!”, he states tearfully when goaded by his cousin. As a Jew and a Hidden Child, his innocence protected him as much as his Christian…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Mon, July 22
@ 6 PM
Bhowani Junction (1956; 110 mins.) Dir: George Cukor. Beautiful Anglo-Indian Victoria Jones seeks her true identity amid the chaos of the British withdrawal from India. A "flaming love story!" Starring Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger.
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, July 23
@ 6 PM
The Golda Foundation is proud to present: "A Place for Poetry — Three Modern Voices" Edgar Oliver Theodore Schroetter Ron Riddell The event takes place in the Willa Cather program room on the first floor. Jefferson Market Library. 425 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011 (212) 243-4334 Photo by Regina Betancourt Edgar Oliver first started performing in New York City at the Pyramid Club in the mid-1980s. Notable New York City productions include his roles in Edward II with Cliplight…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, July 24
@ 6 PM
Wednesday, July 24th at 6pm A celebration and discussion of the new book What Do We Need Bosses For?: Toward Economic Democracy, written by Pete Dolack and published by Autonomedia. The author will discuss the themes of the book, centering on efforts to establish new systems of economic democracy on a national or society-wide basis, and leave plenty of time for audience questions and participation. The book analyzes past and present efforts to establish systems of economic democracy on…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, July 25
@ 4:30 PM
Join us as we discuss North Woods by Daniel Mason: A sweeping novel about a single house in the woods of New England, told through the lives of those who inhabit it across the centuries! Copies available at the 2nd floor main desk starting June 27! Meet us in the third floor Mae West Room!
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, July 25
@ 6 PM
The Nutty Professor (1996, 95 minutes) Dir: Tom Shadyac. After a date with one of his students goes horribly wrong, plump professor Sherman Klump synthesises a temporary weight loss solution that turns him into the svelte, yet sociopathic, Buddy Love. Starring Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Dave Chapelle.
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Sat, July 27
@ 1:30 PM
Sweet Charity (1969; 149mins.) Dir: Bob Fosse. Taxi dancer Charity continues to have faith in the human race despite endless disappointments at its hands, and hopes to finally meet the man to romance her away from her sleazy life... a whole lot of Bob Fosse dance numbers wouln't hurt either! Starring Shirley Maclaine, John McMartin.
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, July 29
@ 6 PM
Green Mansions (1959; 104 mins.) Dir: Mel Ferrer. A young man in the jungles of Venezuela meets a strange girl of the forest and falls in love with her. "...the forbidden forests beyond the Amazon..." Starring Audrey Hepburn, Anthony Perkins.
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, August 12
@ 6 PM
Top Gun (1986, 109 minutes) Dir: Tony Scott. When hotshot fighter pilot Maverick (Tom Cruise) is sent to Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School, his reckless attitude and cocky demeanor put him in spicy contention with the other pilots, especially the cool and collected Iceman (Val Kilmer). But Maverick isn't only competing to be the top fighter pilot, he's also fighting for the attention of his beautiful flight instructor, Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis). Starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGilli…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, August 15
@ 6 PM
Harold and Maude (1971, 91 minutes) Dir: Hal Ashby. Death-obsessed young adult Harold is forever changed when he meets the happy-go-lucky 79 year old Maude. Cat Stevens provides the score for this life-affirming classic. Starring Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort.
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, August 22
@ 6 PM
The Wedding Singer (1997, 97 minutes) Dir: Frank Coraci. Robbie, a wedding singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other. Starring Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, and Christine Taylor.
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, August 29
@ 6 PM
The Terminator (1984, 107 minutes) Dir: James Cameron. A human soldier is sent from 2029 to 1984 to stop an almost indestructible cyborg killing machine, sent from the same year, which has been programmed to execute a young woman whose unborn son is the key to humanity's future salvation. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Michael Biehn.
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults