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Thu, December 22
@ 3:30 p.m.
Read Aloud With Jackie
Discover the joy of reading and the wonder of books, plus enjoy a coloring page. For children ages 3-8 with a parent/caregiver.
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, December 23
@ 1 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library Presents Book to Movie Adaptations: Sense and Sensibility
Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. Rating PG, Runtime 136 minutes, Release Year 1995; Director Ang Lee Synopsis The recipient of seven Oscar® nominations, this film version of Jane Austen's classic 1811 novel stars Emma Thompson as Elinor Dashwood. With her mother and sisters, Elinor struggles financially after the death of her father, who bequeathed the Dashwood estate to his oafish son by an earlier marriage. While sorting out the family's affairs, the shy, self-sacrificing Elinor secretly…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Tue, December 27
@ 4 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library presents New Releases Movie Night: Indignation
Lions Gate Films, Inc. Rating R, Runtime 110 minutes, Release Year 2016; Director James Schamus Synopsis A young Jewish atheist (Logan Lerman) attends college in 1951 Ohio, where he clashes with both the school's established social order and his overbearing parents' hopes for his future. At the same time, he falls for an attractive, complicated classmate named Olivia (Sarah Gadon). Tracy Letts, Danny Burstein, and Linda Emond co-star. Directed by James Schamus (who also adapted the scrip…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Fri, December 30
@ 2 p.m.
Kips Bay Library Spanish CLass
So you want to learn how to speak Spanish? Good choice! Spanish is relatively easy to learn, because once you’ve learned how to pronounce the letters, you can sound out any word. There are no complicated pronunciation rules, as there are in English.
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Thu, January 12
@ 2 p.m.
Kips Bay Library Presents Throwback Thursday Theater: Queen Christina
Warner Bros. Rating NR, Runtime 97 minutes, Release Year 1933; Director Rouben Mamoulian Synopsis If Queen Christina is not the best of Greta Garbo's films (as many Garbo fanatics insist), it is certainly the most luxuriously romantic of her talkie features. The star is cast as 17th-century Swedish queen Christina, who feels that she can best function in a male-dominated world by adopting men's clothes and attitudes (this cross-dressing element adds a subliminally gay subtext which curious…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Fri, January 13
@ 1 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library Presents Book to Movie Adaptations: White Fang
Walt Disney Pictures Rating PG, Runtime 104 minutes, Release Year 1991; Director Randal Kleiser Synopsis In Randal Kleiser's entertaining adaptation of Jack London's classic novel White Fang, Ethan Hawke plays Jack Conroy, a young man who travels to Alaska with the intent of finding his father's lost gold mine. During the course of his travels, he's accompanied by a big white wolf that he rescued from a professional dog fight promoter. Conroy and the wolf, which he names White Fang, have a…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Sat, January 14
@ 10:30 a.m.
The Classic Literature Reading Group of Kips Bay Libray
You are invited to a free ongoing drop-in group reading and discussion of a collection of short stories with additional background lectures on their place in literature. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Thu, January 26
@ 2 p.m.
Kips Bay Library Presents Throwback Thursday Theater: My Little Chickade
Universal Pictures Rating NR, Runtime 83 minutes, Release Year 1940; Director Edward F. Cline Synopsis The once-in-a-lifetime teaming of Mae West and W.C. Fields in My Little Chickadee had the potential for comic greatness: what emerged, though generally entertaining, was, in the words of critic Andrew Sarris, "more funny strange than funny ha-ha." Mae West dominates the film's first reel as Flowerbelle Lee, a self-reliant woman who is abducted by a mysterious masked bandit during a stagec…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Fri, January 27
@ 1 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library Presents Book to Movie Adaptations:Barry Lyndon
Warner Bros. Rating PG, Runtime 184 minutes, Release Year 1975; Director Stanley Kubrick Synopsis With ornate imagery reminiscent of paintings from the story's 18th century period, Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel depicts the rise and fall of a sensitive rogue in the British aristocracy. Young Irishman Redmond Barry (Ryan O'Neal) leaves home to seek his fortune after apparently killing an English officer in a duel. Through a series of mishaps and accidents…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Thu, February 9
@ 2 p.m.
Kips Bay Library Presents Throwback Thursday Theater:The Misfits
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Rating NR, Runtime 125 minutes, Release Year 1961; Director John Huston Synopsis The final film of stars Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe is an elegy for the death of the Old West from writer Arthur Miller and director John Huston. Gable stars as Gay Langland, an aging hand traveling the byways and working at rodeos with his two comrades, Guido (Eli Wallach) and young Perce Howland (Montgomery Clift). The three men come up with a plan to corral some misfit mustangs…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Fri, February 10
@ 1 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library Presents Book to Movie Adaptations: Washington Square
Walt Disney Pictures Rating PG, Runtime 115 minutes, Release Year 1997; Director Agnieszka Holland Synopsis This film is the second effort to bring to the screen the 1880 Henry James novel of the same title (the first was The Heiress in 1949). Set in 1850 among the aristocracy of New York, Washington Square examines the inhibitions of Catherine Sloper (Jennifer Jason Leigh), the only child of wealthy Dr. Austin Sloper (Albert Finney). Catherine is clumsy and shy and something of an embarras…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Thu, February 23
@ 2 p.m.
Kips Bay Library Presents Throwback Thursday Theater: The Bachelor and the Bobby -Soxer
Warner Bros. Rating NR, Runtime 95 minutes, Release Year 1947; Director Irving Reis Synopsis Judge Myrna Loy decides that the best way to curb the excesses of playboyish art teacher Cary Grant is to force him to do what he does best--romance a willing young lady. In this instance, the girl is Loy's own sister, played by a blossoming Shirley Temple. Aware that Temple has a serious crush on Grant, Loy orders him to date the teen-aged Temple until the girl gets him out of her system; he is als…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Fri, February 24
@ 1 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library Presents Book to Movie Adaptations: The Razor's Edge
Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. Rating PG-13, Runtime 128 minutes, Release Year 1984; Director John Byrum Synopsis In this Bill Murray-driven remake of the 1946 Tyrone Power film, Murray plays the lead, Larry Darrel, a World War I survivor who takes off on a foreign trek to discover the meaning of his life. Apparently Murray said he'd film Ghostbusters only if Columbia would let him do Razor's Edge. Author: Phillip Erlewine Cast Bill Murray, Catherine Hicks, Theresa Russell, Denholm Ell…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Thu, March 9
@ 2 p.m.
Kips Bay Library Presents Throwback Thursday Theater:Caesar And Cleopatra
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Rating NR, Runtime 138 minutes, Release Year 1945; Director Gabriel Pascal Synopsis George Bernard Shaw adapted his own play for the screen in this blithe film version of the romance between Caesar (Claude Rains) and Cleopatra (Vivien Leigh). Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra are merely Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle cast back into ancient times with Caesar doting with admiration and burgeoning love upon Cleopatra and expostulating, "You have been growing up since t…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Fri, March 10
@ 1 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library Presents Book to Movie Adaptations: Tuck Everlasting
Walt Disney Pictures Rating PG, Runtime 91 minutes, Release Year 2002; Director Jay Russell Synopsis Natalie Babbitt's award winning book for children comes to the screen in a lavish adaptation from Walt Disney Pictures. Winnie Foster (Alexis Bledel) is a girl in her early teens growing up in the small rural town of Winesap in 1914. Winnie's parents (Victor Garber and Amy Irving) are loving but overprotective, and Winnie longs for a life of greater freedom and adventure. One day, while expl…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Thu, March 23
@ 2 p.m.
Kips Bay Library Presents Throwback Thursday Theater: Mildred Pierce
Warner Bros. Rating NR, Runtime 111 minutes, Release Year 1945; Director Michael Curtiz Synopsis Joan Crawford won an Academy Award for her bravura portrayal of the titular heroine in Mildred Pierce. The original James M. Cain novel concerns a wife and mother who works her way to financial security to provide a rosy future for her beloved daughter, but encounters difficulties and tragedies along the way. Ranald McDougall's screenplay tones down the sexual content, enhancing its film noir va…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Fri, March 24
@ 1 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library Presents Book to Movie Adaptations:The Mirror Crack'd
Universal Pictures Rating PG, Runtime 105 minutes, Release Year 1980; Director Guy Hamilton Synopsis Angela Lansbury takes over the legacy of Margaret Rutherford as Agatha Christie's dogged sleuth Miss Marple in The Mirror Crack'd. The story takes place on a film set in a small British town in the 1950s. Elizabeth Taylor plays a washed-up actress trying to make a comeback but is plagued by a mysterious incident from her past. Unfortunately for her mental state, a collection of murders jar t…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Thu, April 13
@ 1 p.m.
Kips Bay Library Presents Throwback Thursday Theater: The Swimmer
Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. Rating PG, Runtime, 94 minutes, Release Year, 1968; Directors Frank Perry & Sydney Pollack Synopsis John Cheever's "misery in suburbia" short stories, brief and to the point, have always proven excellent TV fodder. Director Frank Perry's The Swimmer, adapted for the screen by Perry's wife Eleanor, is a rare, and for the most part successful, attempt at offering a Cheever story in feature-length form. Dressed only in swimming trunks throughout the film,…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Fri, April 14
@ 1 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library Presents Book to Movie Adaptations: House of Sand and Fog
Paramount Pictures Rating R, Runtime 126 minutes, Release Year 2003; Director Vadim Perelman Synopsis Russian filmmaker Vadim Perelman makes his feature-film debut with the psychological drama House of Sand and Fog, based on the novel by Andre Dubus III. Ben Kingsley plays Massoud Amir Behrani, an Iranian immigrant living the United States. Even though he was a high-ranking official in Iran, he works several menial jobs in order to provide his wife, Nadi (Shohreh Aghdashloo), and his son, E…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Thu, April 27
@ 1 p.m.
Kips Bay Library Presents Throwback Thursday Theater: Requiem For A Heavyweight
Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. Rating NR, Runtime 85 minutes, Release Year 1962; Director Ralph Nelson Synopsis One of the most memorable sports dramas because of its strong character development, Requiem for a Heavyweight is carried by Anthony Quinn as the washed-up boxer Mountain Rivera, and Jackie Gleason as his sleazy manager, Maish Rennick. In the opening scenes, Cassius Clay -- before he became Muhammad Ali -- knocks out Rivera in a stunning fight sequence. Rivera's career is over,…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Fri, April 28
@ 1 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library Presents Book to Movie Adaptations: Rumble Fish
Universal Pictures Rating R, Runtime 90 minutes, Release Year 1983; Director Francis Ford Coppola Synopsis One of two S.E. Hinton novels Francis Ford Coppola directed in 1983, Rumble Fish is a stylized black-and-white film about the death of gang culture in a rough-and-tumble town full of stunted youths. The central character is the strutting Rusty James (Matt Dillon), a foul-mouthed lunkhead clad in sweaty tank tops, who passes his time at the billiards hall waiting for "something" to happ…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Thu, May 11
@ 2 p.m.
Kips Bay Library Presents Throwback Thursday Theater: She Done Him Wrong
Universal Pictures Rating NR, Runtime 66 minutes, Release Year 1933; Director Lowell Sherman Synopsis "I'm the finest woman who walked the streets," declares bejeweled, hip-swishing Lady Lou (Mae West) at the beginning of She Done Him Wrong. Lou works as a singer at the Gay Nineties saloon of Gus Jordan (Noah Beery Sr.), who plies her with diamonds to keep her by his side. She runs afoul of stalwart mission captain Cummings (Cary Grant), who warns her that she's on the road to perdition. Ma…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Fri, May 12
@ 1 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library Presents Book to Movie Adaptations: Shopgirl
Walt Disney Pictures Rating R, Runtime 106 minutes, Release Year 2005; Director Anand Tucker Synopsis Steve Martin wrote the screenplay and served as co-producer for this screen adaptation of his short novel, which takes a witty but bittersweet look at a young woman and the two men involved with her. Mirabelle Buttersfield (Claire Danes) is an aspiring artist in her mid-twenties who, after graduating from college, moved to Los Angeles, where she works at the glove counter of an upscale depa…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Thu, May 25
@ 2 p.m.
Kips Bay Library Presents Throwback Thursday Theater: Murder Ahoy
Warner Bros. Rating NR, Runtime 93 minutes, Release Year 1964; Director George Pollock Synopsis The last of Margaret Rutherford's "Miss Marple" films, Murder Ahoy is the only one of the series not based on an Agatha Christie original. The setting this time is a boat that has been purchased by a trusteeship to serve as a home for wayward kids. One of the trustees, Cecil Ffolly-Hardwicke (Henry Longhurst), dies while attending a meeting held aboard the boat. The police write the death off as…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
Fri, May 26
@ 1 p.m.
Movies @ Kips Bay Library Presents Book to Movie Adaptations: Under Volcano
Universal Pictures Rating R, Runtime 112 minutes, Release Year 1984, Director John Huston Synopsis A strange, hallucinatory adaptation of the Malcolm Lowry novel of the same name, John Huston's bleak drama is set during the Mexican "Day of the Dead" ceremony in 1939. Albert Finney stars as Geoffrey Firmin, the booze-besotted former British consul to Cuernevarca, who has cut himself off from his loved ones, the better to drink himself to death while surrounded by all manner of skull-and-skel…
Kips Bay LibraryAdults
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