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Starting September 10, 2014, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building will provide the vibrant backdrop for Books at Noon, featuring popular and acclaimed authors.

Completely free to the public, Books at Noon will take place every Wednesday at noon, from September 10 to November 19. Books at Noon will be located under the center arch in historic Astor Hall, and will last a half-hour with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions. This event is standing room only.

For more information about Books at Noon, please email booksatnoon@nypl.org.

Ayana Mathis: September 10, 2014
Tom Perrotta: September 17, 2014
Susan Minot: September 24, 2014
Mark Strand: October 1, 2014
Philip K. Howard: October 8, 2014
Jane Smiley: October 15, 2014
Maira Kalman: October 22, 2014
Sam Roberts: October 29, 2014
Martin Amis: November 5, 2014
Siri Hustvedt: November 12, 2014
Richard Ford: November 19, 2014

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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5 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
12 noonMaira Kalman
Maira Kalman comes to Books at Noon to discuss her latest works, Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag and My Favorite Things. Maira Kalman is the author/illustrator of 18 children's books including What Pete Ate, Fireboat and Looking at Lincoln. Her most recent children's book is about the design collection of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag. She has curated an exhibit for the reopening of the Museum in December 2014. She has created illustrated editions of Strunk and White's The Elem…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
12 noonSam Roberts
Sam Roberts comes to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, A History of New York in 101 Objects. Sam Roberts is the urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times. He is the host of The New York Times Close Up, an hour-long weekly news and interview program on cable channel NY1 that he inaugurated in 1992. He is the author or editor of eight previous books, including A History of New York in 101 Objects, which is being published simultaneously with a new edition of The Brother. He live…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
12 noonMartin Amis
Martin Amis comes to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, The Zone of Interest. Martin Amis was born in Swansea, Wales, and educated at Exeter College, Oxford. He is the author of twelve previous novels, including The Rachel Papers, Money, London Fields and The Pregnant Widow. He is also the author of the memoir Experience, two collections of short stories and six books of non-fiction, including The Second Plane. He was literary editor of The New Statesman and served as the Professor of Cr…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
12 noonSiri Hustvedt
Siri Hustvedt comes to Books at Noon to discuss her latest work, The Blazing World. Siri Hustvedt was born in 1955 in Northfield, Minnesota. She has a Ph.D. from Columbia University in English literature and is the internationally acclaimed author of five novels, The Sorrows of an American, What I Loved, The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, The Blindfold, and The Summer Without Men, as well as a growing body of nonfiction including, A Plea for Eros and Mysteries of the Rectangle, and an interdiscipli…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
12 noonRichard Ford
Richard Ford comes to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book. Richard Ford is the author of The New York Times bestselling novel Canada, as well as The Bascombe Novels, the story collections A Multitude of Sins and Rock Springs. His books have been published in more than twenty-five countries, won many prestigious international awards and been widely anthologized. He lives in Boothbay, Maine, with his wife Kristina Ford. Make the most of your…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers

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