I've been on the planning committee for this year's student reception at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. It's a great opportunity to meet students who will be exploring the use of the library. Students get to meet each other from diverse schools who would not ordinarily encounter one another.
I enjoy showing off some of our unique items to students who never realized the Library had such things in its collections. It can be a great opportunity to inspire learning knowledge, while fostering a sense of community. Last year we had Thomas Kail (director of the Broadway show "In the Heights" and a frequent library user) speak to us:
Here is the official announcement:
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts cordially invites you to join us for an evening of drinks, hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, and the opportunity to learn about the unique collections, scholarly opportunities, programs, and services at your local world class performing arts library. Meet and reconnect with other students and faculty from the New York City area and environs.
When: Tuesday, September 15th, 2009. 6:30-8:30pm Where: Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Plaza level entrance Please RSVP by to: pagepaa at nypl.org
Directions: To reach the Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, enter the plaza, which is located west of Broadway and Columbus Avenue from W. 62nd to W. 65th Street. The Library is between the Metropolitan Opera House and the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Due to construction, look for directional signs along the way to the Library.
For transportation and further info, go to:
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