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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, March 29
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Women Writers
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! All readings will take place on the First Floor - Room 101 March 2017 — Women Writers Wednesday, March 1, 1:00 PM Tuesday, March 7, 4:00 PM Who's Irish? by Gish Jen The narrator, a Chinese grandmother, struggles to understand her half-Irish granddaughter's upbringing through the lens of her Chinese culture. My Mother, the Crazy African by Chimamanda Ngozie Adi…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Fri, March 31
@ 1:15 p.m.
TechConnect
Featured Database: Abolition of the Slave Trade
Use this digital resource from NYPL's Schomburg Center to access essays, books, articles, maps, and illustrations telling the forgotten economic, political, social, and moral story of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, April 3
@ 6:30 p.m.
Trivia Night
Come and test your knowledge in a challenging though entertaining 30-question trivia quiz. There are questions and categories for all comers, spanning subjects from music and movies to New York history, sports, literature and others in between. Individuals and teams welcome. Bring your friends and be prepared to have a good time! MONDAYS 6:30 PM–8 PM April 3, 10, 17, and 24. May 1, 8, 15, and 22. No registration required. First come, first served. Doors open at 6:15PM. About our trivia…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Wed, April 5
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Planet Earth
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! All readings will take place on the First Floor - Room 101 April 2017 — Planet Earth Caption Wednesday, April 5, 1:00 PM Tuesday, April 11, 4:00 PM To Build a Fire by Jack London In the Yukon territory, a man decides to venture out into the cold with his dog to a mining camp nine hours away - despite warnings otherwise. The Weasel by Annie Dillard Dillard muses on…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, April 5
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
My (Part-Time) Paris Life: How Running Away Brought Me Home, with Lisa Anselmo, a writer and creative director.
This illustrated lecture explores one woman’s search for peace and meaning, and how the ups and downs of expat life in Paris taught her to let go of fear, find self-worth, and create real, lasting happiness. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sat, April 8
@ 2:30 p.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Resume Open Lab
This lab time is dedicated to job seekers who need one-on-one help creating a resume. Assistance with document formatting and proofreading will be available. Please bring a written draft of your resume and a USB drive to save and/or print your resume.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor PC LabAdults
Mon, April 10
@ 6:30 p.m.
Trivia Night
Come and test your knowledge in a challenging though entertaining 30-question trivia quiz. There are questions and categories for all comers, spanning subjects from music and movies to New York history, sports, literature and others in between. Individuals and teams welcome. Bring your friends and be prepared to have a good time! MONDAYS 6:30 PM–8 PM April 3, 10, 17, and 24. May 1, 8, 15, and 22. No registration required. First come, first served. Doors open at 6:15PM. About our trivia…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Tue, April 11
@ 4 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Planet Earth
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! All readings will take place on the First Floor - Room 101 April 2017 — Planet Earth Caption Wednesday, April 5, 1:00 PM Tuesday, April 11, 4:00 PM To Build a Fire by Jack London In the Yukon territory, a man decides to venture out into the cold with his dog to a mining camp nine hours away - despite warnings otherwise. The Weasel by Annie Dillard Dillard muses on…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, April 11
@ 6:30 p.m.
TUESDAY EVENING MOVIES: Ben-Hur (2016)
BEN HUR (2016) DVD | Color | 2016 | 123 minutes |Paramount Pictures | PG-13 In this adaptation of Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of Christ (previously brought to the screen in 1925 and 1959), a Jewish prince (Jack Huston) spends years toiling in slavery after an old friend, now an officer in the Roman army occupying Jerusalem (Toby Kebbell), falsely accuses him of a crime. In time, he wins his freedom and competes against his betrayer in a violent chariot race, but an encounter wit…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, April 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
Revival Type | Paul Shaw, Tracy Ma, Sara Soskolne | Design and Style Series Event
FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. There are over 200,000 typefaces (fonts) available today. This has led many people to ask why we need new ones. Moreover, why do we need new versions of older typefaces? The notion of reviving past typefaces began in the Victorian era and took permanent root when…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomBook Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thu, April 13
@ 5:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative Open Lab: Photoshop, iMovie, and GarageBand
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 13.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Have you completed any of our Photoshop, iMovie, GarageBand classes? Do you have additional questions, a desire to learn more advanced techniques, or just want to practice what you learned in class? This Creative Open Lab time i…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Thu, April 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Creative Open Lab: Photoshop, iMovie, and GarageBand
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 13.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Have you completed any of our Photoshop, iMovie, GarageBand classes? Do you have additional questions, a desire to learn more advanced techniques, or just want to practice what you learned in class? This Creative Open Lab time i…
Mid-Manhattan Library, 4th Floor Mac LabAdults
Mon, April 17
@ 6:30 p.m.
Trivia Night
Come and test your knowledge in a challenging though entertaining 30-question trivia quiz. There are questions and categories for all comers, spanning subjects from music and movies to New York history, sports, literature and others in between. Individuals and teams welcome. Bring your friends and be prepared to have a good time! MONDAYS 6:30 PM–8 PM April 3, 10, 17, and 24. May 1, 8, 15, and 22. No registration required. First come, first served. Doors open at 6:15PM. About our trivia…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Wed, April 19
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Planet Earth
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! All readings will take place on the First Floor - Room 101 April 2017 — Planet Earth Caption Wednesday, April 5, 1:00 PM Tuesday, April 11, 4:00 PM To Build a Fire by Jack London In the Yukon territory, a man decides to venture out into the cold with his dog to a mining camp nine hours away - despite warnings otherwise. The Weasel by Annie Dillard Dillard muses on…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Mon, April 24
@ 6:30 p.m.
Trivia Night
Come and test your knowledge in a challenging though entertaining 30-question trivia quiz. There are questions and categories for all comers, spanning subjects from music and movies to New York history, sports, literature and others in between. Individuals and teams welcome. Bring your friends and be prepared to have a good time! MONDAYS 6:30 PM–8 PM April 3, 10, 17, and 24. May 1, 8, 15, and 22. No registration required. First come, first served. Doors open at 6:15PM. About our trivia…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Tue, April 25
@ 4 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Planet Earth
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! All readings will take place on the First Floor - Room 101 April 2017 — Planet Earth Caption Wednesday, April 5, 1:00 PM Tuesday, April 11, 4:00 PM To Build a Fire by Jack London In the Yukon territory, a man decides to venture out into the cold with his dog to a mining camp nine hours away - despite warnings otherwise. The Weasel by Annie Dillard Dillard muses on…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, April 25
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber, and the Invention of Criminal Profiling, with Michael Cannell, author of "The Limit: Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit" and "I.M. Pei: Mandarin of Modernism."
This illustrated lecture recounts the story of a serial bomber who stalked the streets of 1950s New York and how the race to catch him gave birth to a new science called criminal profiling. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, May 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
Trivia Night
Come and test your knowledge in a challenging though entertaining 30-question trivia quiz. There are questions and categories for all comers, spanning subjects from music and movies to New York history, sports, literature and others in between. Individuals and teams welcome. Bring your friends and be prepared to have a good time! MONDAYS 6:30 PM–8 PM May 1, 8, 15, and 22. No registration required. First come, first served. Doors open at 6:15PM. About our trivia master Chris Vaccari: A g…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Wed, May 3
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Diverse Stories
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! All readings will take place on the First Floor - Room 101 May 2017 — Diverse Stories Wednesday, May 3, 1:00 PM Tuesday, May 9, 4:00 PM Caption Quality Control by Edwidge Danticat A reporter reunites with her college roommate during a trip to cover how the president and First Lady…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, May 3
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Mary Astor's Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936, with Edward Sorel, an illustrator, caricaturist, and cartoonist.
This illustrated lecture spotlights the travails of the Oscar-winning actress alongside the author's personal story of discovering an unlikely muse. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, May 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
We'll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Movie, with Noah Isenberg, professor of culture and media at The New School.
This illustrated talk tells the incredible story of how Casablanca was made and why it remains the most beloved of Hollywood films. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, May 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
Trivia Night
Come and test your knowledge in a challenging though entertaining 30-question trivia quiz. There are questions and categories for all comers, spanning subjects from music and movies to New York history, sports, literature and others in between. Individuals and teams welcome. Bring your friends and be prepared to have a good time! MONDAYS 6:30 PM–8 PM May 1, 8, 15, and 22. No registration required. First come, first served. Doors open at 6:15PM. About our trivia master Chris Vaccari: A g…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Tue, May 9
@ 4 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Diverse Stories
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! All readings will take place on the First Floor - Room 101 May 2017 — Diverse Stories Wednesday, May 3, 1:00 PM Tuesday, May 9, 4:00 PM Caption Quality Control by Edwidge Danticat A reporter reunites with her college roommate during a trip to cover how the president and First Lady…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Mon, May 15
@ 6:30 p.m.
Trivia Night
Come and test your knowledge in a challenging though entertaining 30-question trivia quiz. There are questions and categories for all comers, spanning subjects from music and movies to New York history, sports, literature and others in between. Individuals and teams welcome. Bring your friends and be prepared to have a good time! MONDAYS 6:30 PM–8 PM May 1, 8, 15, and 22. No registration required. First come, first served. Doors open at 6:15PM. About our trivia master Chris Vaccari: A g…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Wed, May 17
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Diverse Stories
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! All readings will take place on the First Floor - Room 101 May 2017 — Diverse Stories Wednesday, May 3, 1:00 PM Tuesday, May 9, 4:00 PM Caption Quality Control by Edwidge Danticat A reporter reunites with her college roommate during a trip to cover how the president and First Lady…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, May 17
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Ancient Skies, Ancient Trees | Beth Moon, Renate Aller | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE—The Corner Room doors open at 6:00 PM Celebrating the publication of the new book Ancient Skies, Ancient Trees, the critically acclaimed photographer Beth Moon and photographer Renate Aller discuss Moon's encounters with the world’s most ancient collection of great arboreal specimens. Fornax, archival Pigment Print. Copyright ©2014 Beth Moon. Beth Moon delves into her artistic process and the experience of photographing the world’s oldest trees in the darkest places on earth. The…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Mon, May 22
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Forty Autumns: A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall, with Nina Willner, a former U.S. Army intelligence officer who served in Berlin during the Cold War.
This illustrated lecture recounts a story about a world at war - about the Soviet-American superpower struggle for ideological superiority, about the birth and death of a reclusive communist nation - and about the power of one family's love and their four-decade struggle to transcend authoritarian oppression, to find each other again. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library fo…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, May 22
@ 6:30 p.m.
Trivia Night
Come and test your knowledge in a challenging though entertaining 30-question trivia quiz. There are questions and categories for all comers, spanning subjects from music and movies to New York history, sports, literature and others in between. Individuals and teams welcome. Bring your friends and be prepared to have a good time! MONDAYS 6:30 PM–8 PM May 1, 8, 15, and 22. No registration required. First come, first served. Doors open at 6:15PM. About our trivia master Chris Vaccari: A g…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Tue, May 23
@ 4 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Diverse Stories
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! All readings will take place on the First Floor - Room 101 May 2017 — Diverse Stories Wednesday, May 3, 1:00 PM Tuesday, May 9, 4:00 PM Caption Quality Control by Edwidge Danticat A reporter reunites with her college roommate during a trip to cover how the president and First Lady…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, May 31
@ 6:30 p.m.
Break A Leg Productions presents: "The Brother: The Untold Story of the Rosenberg Case," by John Hancock and Dorothy Tristan, based on the book by New York Times Reporter Sam Roberts and directed by Elowyn Castle.
This play is about the real-life trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed in 1953 for espionage and providing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. There will be a talkback with Sam Roberts immediately following the performance. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, June 7
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups -
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! All readings will take place on the First Floor - Room 101 June 2017 — Wednesday, June 7, 1:00 PM Tuesday, June 13, 4:00 PM Wednesday, June 21, 1:00 PM Tuesday, June 27, 4:00 PM All programs are FREE and subject to last minute change or cancellation. Like the Mid-Manhattan Library on Facebook. Follow the Mid-Manhattan…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, June 13
@ 4 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups -
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! All readings will take place on the First Floor - Room 101 June 2017 — Wednesday, June 7, 1:00 PM Tuesday, June 13, 4:00 PM Wednesday, June 21, 1:00 PM Tuesday, June 27, 4:00 PM All programs are FREE and subject to last minute change or cancellation. Like the Mid-Manhattan Library on Facebook. Follow the Mid-Manhattan…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, June 21
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups -
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! All readings will take place on the First Floor - Room 101 June 2017 — Wednesday, June 7, 1:00 PM Tuesday, June 13, 4:00 PM Wednesday, June 21, 1:00 PM Tuesday, June 27, 4:00 PM All programs are FREE and subject to last minute change or cancellation. Like the Mid-Manhattan Library on Facebook. Follow the Mid-Manhattan…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, June 27
@ 4 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups -
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! All readings will take place on the First Floor - Room 101 June 2017 — Wednesday, June 7, 1:00 PM Tuesday, June 13, 4:00 PM Wednesday, June 21, 1:00 PM Tuesday, June 27, 4:00 PM All programs are FREE and subject to last minute change or cancellation. Like the Mid-Manhattan Library on Facebook. Follow the Mid-Manhattan…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Fri, June 30
@ 6 p.m.
Mid-Sentence: Writers in Conversation | Hala Alyan, Hannah Lillith Assadi, Jimin Han
FREE - Doors to the Corner Room open at 5:30 PM. Debut novelists Hala Alyan, Hannah Lillith Assadi, and Jimin Han discuss writing first novels and the interplay between art and identity. Hala Alyan was born in 1986. After living in various parts of the Middle East, she completed a doctorate in psychology and is now in practice at New York University. She has been published in Guernica and other literary journals, and is the award-winning author of three poetry collections. Alyan is also a seas…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults

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