THIRTEEN Screenings in the Community

Mary Burke | November 22, 2019


Your local PBS station THIRTEEN is moving from the screen and into libraries in the Bronx and Harlem with free monthly screenings series. Everyone is invited, so bring your friends and family, meet your neighbors, and enjoy the best of public media at the Bronx Library Center, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and Countee Cullen Library.

THIRTEEN is a multi-media, public service non-profit that delivers lifelong learning and meaningful experiences to our diverse communities in the New York metropolitan region. We educate, inform and entertain. We nurture dreams and innovation. We share a lot in common with our public libraries and are grateful we can work with them to put the public in public media!

The Bronx

The Bronx Library Center on 310 East Kingsbridge Road in the Bronx.

The Bronx Library Center on 310 East Kingsbridge Road in the Bronx.

THIRTEEN is bringing a new film to the Bronx Library Center on the first Monday of each month. See what’s coming next, here.

The largest library in the Bronx, Bronx Library Center is home to the Latino and Puerto Rican Cultural Collection, which includes a variety of reference materials and a monthly art exhibition, as well as many wonders that speak to the Latino and Puerto Rican experiences in the Bronx, New York City, and abroad.

Bronx Library Center is also the New York City’s first municipal green building. Opened in January 2006, the Bronx Library Center features six floors for learning and programs for all ages. Join THIRTEEN in the Bronx Library Center’s auditorium for our screening series and check out all the library has to offer.

Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY, 10458
(718) 579-4244

Harlem

In Harlem, you’ll find THIRTEEN at either the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture or at Countee Cullen Library each month with a preview screening of a film from some of public media’s best-loved series, including American Masters and Independent Lens.

Monthly Schedule

Dates and times will be updated as available.

December
Schomburg Center – Tuesday, December 17 at 6:30pm:  Independent Lens: Decade of Fire

January

Countee Cullen Library – Independent Lens: First Rainbow Coalition

February
Schomburg Center – Independent Lens: Always in Season

March
Countee Cullen Library – Independent Lens: Bedlam

April
Schomburg Center – American Masters: Miles Davis

May
Countee Cullen Library – American Masters: Toni Morrison

June
Schomburg Center – American Masters: UNLADYLIKE

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division at the Schomburg Center.

The Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division at the Schomburg Center.

The Schomburg Center is one of the world’s leading cultural institutions devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. As a research division of The New York Public Library, the Schomburg Center features diverse programming and collections spanning over 11 million items that illuminate the richness of global Black history, arts, and culture.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd. (at 135th Street), New York, NY 10037
(917) 275-6975

Countee Cullen Library

Inside the Countee Cullen Library in Harlem.

Inside the Countee Cullen Library in Harlem.

Just around the corner from the Schomburg Center, Countee Cullen Library on W. 136th Street is the home of the James Weldon Johnson Reference Collection for Children and the African-American/Black Culture reference collection. The library occupies the site of the townhouse of A’Lelia Walker – business icon Madame CJ Walker’s daughter – and was a gathering place for artists and writers during the Harlem Renaissance.

Countee Cullen Library continues this legacy of intellectual exploration and artistic expression with a robust calendar of public programs and engaging access to library services.

Countee Cullen Library
104 W 136th St, New York, NY 10030
(212) 491-2070