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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
6:30 p.m.Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis, with James W. Russell, an authority on retirement policy in the United States, Europe, and Latin America and the author of eight books, including "Double Standard."Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, August 7, 2014
6:30 p.m.Point of View New York City: A Visual Game of the City You Think You Know, with Janko Puls, photographer and writer.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, August 11, 2014
6:30 p.m."New York Power," with Joseph J Cunningham, coauthor of a definitive three-volume "History of the New York City Subway System." Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
6:30 p.m.The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language, with John H. McWhorter, Professor of Linguistics at Columbia University and author of many books, including "The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language."Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, August 14, 2014
6:30 p.m.Tomorrow-Land: The 1964-65 World's Fair and the Transformation of America, with Joseph Tirella, a Queens-born writer, editor and a widely published journalist, who has covered Queens, N.Y., for the New York Times’ City section.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, August 18, 2014
6:30 p.m.The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway, with Doug Most, a veteran journalist and now a deputy managing editor at The Boston Globe.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
6:30 p.m.Kitty Genovese: The Murder, The Bystanders, the Crime that Changed America, with Kevin Cook, a journalist and the award-winning author of "Titanic Thompson" and "Tommy’s Honor."Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
6:30 p.m.The Birth of Electric Traction: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Inventor Frank Julian Sprague, with John L. Sprague, the author of "Revitalizing US Electronics: Lessons from Japan."Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
6:30 p.m.Changing the Way We Die: Compassionate End of Life Care and The Hospice Movement, with Fran Smith, a prize-winning journalist, writer, editor, writing coach, and communications consultant.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
6:30 p.m.Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America, with Donald L. Miller, the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and a prominent biographer and historian.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
6:30 p.m.Roof Explorer's Guide: 101 New York City Rooftops with Leslie Adatto, who blogs about New York City rooftops ( and organizes two active Meetup groups.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
6:30 p.m. "Mad World: An Oral History of the New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined 1980s," with Lori Majewski, a cofounder and editor-in-chief of "Teen People" and an executive editor of "Entertainment Weekly" and "Us Weekly."Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, September 4, 2014
6:30 p.m.Seriously Not All Right : Five Wars in Ten Years, with Ron Capps, the founder and director of the Veterans Writing Project.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, September 8, 2014
6:30 p.m.The Mother Court: Tales of Cases that Mattered in America's Greatest Trial Court, with James D. Zirin, an American lawyer, writer and cable TV talk show host, who is currently Senior Counsel in the New York office of the law firm Sidley Austin LLP.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
6:30 p.m.Canceled
Battle For Ground Zero: Inside the Political Struggle To Rebuild the World Trade Center, with Elizabeth Greenspan, writer and urban anthropologist currently teaching at Harvard University.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
6:30 p.m."The Way to Go: Moving by Sea, Land, and Air," with Kate Ascher, who serves on the faculty of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and manages Buro Happold's North American Cities practice. Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, September 15, 2014
6:30 p.m.The Road to HELP: The Revolution in Charity, Philanthropy, and International Development, with Miles Wortman, a noted expert on philanthropy and economic development.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
6:30 p.m.Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts and Hooks Us, with Murray Carpenter, a freelance journalist, who focuses on science and environmental stories.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, September 22, 2014
6:30 p.m.Postponed
"Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present," with Christian C. Sahner, an historian of the Middle East.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data – Lifeblood of Big Business –and the End of Privacy as We Know It, with Adam Tanner, a fellow at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
6:30 p.m.Forgotten Queens, with Kevin Walsh, a legendary tour guide, whose blog, Forgotten New York, has twice been ranked by the Village Voice in their Best of NYC list.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, September 29, 2014
6:30 p.m.La Belle Créole: Rediscovering the life of a Cuban-born star of 19th century Parisian society – Mercedes Santa Cruz, Comtesse MerlinMid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
6:30 p.m.The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World, with Greg Grandin, a Professor of History at New York University and the author of "Fordlandia."Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
6:30 p.m.Mother of Invention: How the Government Created 'Free-Market' Health Care, with Robert Field, Professor of Law and Professor of Health Management and Policy at Drexel University and Lecturer in Health Care Management at the Wharton School.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, October 2, 2014
6:30 p.m.The Silver Age of DC Comics, with Paul Levitz, who has worked as editor/publisher of “The Comic Reader,“ editor of the Batman titles and others.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
6:30 p.m.An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir, with Phyllis Chesler, an Emerita Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at City University of New York, best-selling author, legendary feminist leader, and psychotherapist.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
6:30 p.m.Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar, with Lisa L. Kirchner, a freelance journalist, the memoirs editor for the New York Writer’s Workshop literary magazine, "Ducts," and a storytelling coach with "the Moth." Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
6:30 p.m.America's Romance with the English Garden, with Thomas J. Mickey, Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, a graduate of Harvard University's Landscape Institute and a garden columnist.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, October 16, 2014
6:30 p.m.The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror, with Arun Kundnani, an Adjunct Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, who teaches terrorism studies at John Jay College.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, October 20, 2014
6:30 p.m.The Temptation of Despair: Tales of the 1940s, with Werner Sollors, Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Professor of English Literature and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, October 23, 2014
6:30 p.m. "The Suppressed Memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan: Sex, Syphilis, and Psychoanalysis in the Making of Modern American Culture," with Lois Palken Rudnick, professor emerita of American studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, October 27, 2014
6:30 p.m.The GMO Deception: What You Need to Know about the Food, Corporations, and Government Agencies Putting Our Families and Our Environment at Risk, with Dr. Sheldon Krimsky, the Lenore Stern Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at Tufts University.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
6:30 p.m.Fluid New York: Cosmopolitan Urbanism and the Green Imagination, with May Joseph, Professor of Social Science at the Pratt Institute and the founder of Harmattan Theater.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
6:30 p.m.A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America, with Vishaan Chakrabarti, Partner, SHoP Architects and Professor, Columbia University.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, November 3, 2014
6:30 p.m. "Catskill Resorts: Lost Architecture of Paradise," with Ross Padluck, an architect based in Manhattan and a photographer, whose interests include old buildings and mid-century design.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
6:30 p.m."Jim Henson: The Biography," with Brian Jay Jones, award-winning writer and biographer and president of Biographers International Organization
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, November 6, 2014
6:30 p.m.Brunch: A History, with Farha Ternikar, an associate professor of Sociology at Le Moyne College where she teaches Food and Culture, Gender and Society and the Sociology of Food.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, November 10, 2014
6:30 p.m.Fighting Westway: Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City, with William W. Buzbee, a professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and coauthor of "Environmental Protection: Law and Policy."Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
6:30 p.m.Lethal But Legal: Corporations, Consumption, and Protecting Public Health, with Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, Distinguished Professor of Public Health at Hunter College and at City University of New York School of Public Health. Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, November 13, 2014
6:30 p.m.New York Bike Style, with Sam Polcer, the communications manager for Bike New York after more than seven years as an editor for Ink, the world's largest publisher of inflight travel magazines.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
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