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Thursday, September 19, 2013
7 p.m.John Ashbery |Timothy Donnelly | Adam Fitzgerald - Moderated by Robert Polito
Watch, follow and share our LIVE Short on YouTube: http://goo.gl/GKTEK6 Timothy Donnelly in 7 words*: With the lights out, it's less dangerous.Adam Fitzgerald in 7 words*: The New Jersey of contemporary American poetry.John Ashbery in 7 words*: There's a message for you. Who, me?Robert Polito in 7 words*: Dorchester, Quincy, Cambridge, Manhattan, and Michigan Avenue....* Great people in 7 Words: http://goo.gl/bl6HcF Three generations of poets come together to trace the arc of modernism in poetr…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers
Friday, September 20, 2013
12:30 p.m.Fall 2013 Friends Lecture Luncheon- An Afternoon with Colum McCann in conversation with Pete Hamill
Exclusive member event. Limited tickets available to non-members. Colum McCann, winner of the National Book Award and bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin will discuss his latest novel, TransAtlantic, with quintessential New York writer, Pete Hamill. In TransAtlantic McCann weaves a story where three iconic transatlantic crossings are connected by a series of remarkable women whose personal stories are caught up in the swells of history. A boxed lunch will be provided before the lectur…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumNYPL Supporters
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
6 p.m.Paperwork - Philip Aarons, Christophe Cherix, Alex Kitnick, Leigh Ledare, Andrew Roth - An Art Book Series Event
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists’ Scrapbooks (PPP Editions | Andrew Roth 2013) features works by over twenty contemporary artists. This event, moderated by Christophe Cherix, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art, is a panel discussion about how the ideas for Paperwork were developed, the artists’ scrapbooks that were selected, and the process of making the book itself. The focus is on these…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Friday, September 27, 2013
1:15 p.m.Treasures and Curiosities from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle
The Royal Library, because of its great range of fascinating objects associated with British history and the Royal family, is often shown by the Queen to her guests at Windsor Castle. As the Library is closed to the public, this lecture replicates a tour of the Library similar to that experienced by the Queen's guests, thus constituting a rare opportunity to see its rooms and treasures. These treasures include beautiful and rare books (the Mainz Psalter, 1457) and manuscripts (the Sobieski…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Saturday, September 28, 2013
2 p.m.Hand-Made Crafternoon with Denyse Schmidt: Sept. 28, 2013.
Join crafty librarian Jessica Pigza of the Rare Book Division and Crafternoon author Maura Madden for this free DIY day. We’ll be joined by artist and quilt designer Denyse Schmidt (author of, most recently, Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration). We’ll have supplies on hand for a little history-inspired stitching project--patchwork coasters inspired by postage stamp quilts--as well as a spread of wonderful books from the Library’s collections for browsing. Here are the details…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Monday, September 30, 2013
7 p.m.Jesmyn Ward in Conversation with William Jelani Cobb and Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Watch, follow and share our LIVE Short on YouTube: http://goo.gl/gso4TQ Jesmyn Ward in 7 words*: The wolf stalks; she shines the light.William Jelani Cobb in 7 words*: Queens born, Howard educated, father of one.Khalil Gibran Muhammad in 7 words*: I do history to teach and inspire.* Great people in 7 Words: http://goo.gl/bl6HcF LIVE welcomes back NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award finalist Jesmyn Ward, author of Where the Line Bleeds and the National Book Award-winner Salvage the Bones.Though perso…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
6 p.m.How Do I Handle It All? Managing Your Career While Working
One of the happiest things about getting a new job is that you don't have to job search anymore! You're finished with tweaking your resume, networking, answering ads, talking to recruiters, interviewing and negotiating. Yet there are some simple, time saving things you can do to serve your career whether you stay with your current employer or decide to move on. Career coach Win Sheffield discusses: Carving out time for your career amidst a busy work week Simple strategies for maki…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thursday, October 3, 2013
3:30 p.m.Get help with your homework at the Library
All Children between the grades K-5 come to the New Amsterdam Library and recieve assistance from a staff member, use a computer or chat with an online librarian (for online chats, hours may vary). Feel free to work on homework or other school duties in a safe, quiet environment. WAIT! is that school project due any day now? Well don't forget to bring it along! Our staff will assist in research in print or online resources. See you there!
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sunday, October 6, 2013
7 p.m.Theater Talks: Romeo And Juliet
Join international film star Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings) and two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad (Stick Fly, The Trip To Bountiful), and Tony Award winnerChuck Cooper (The Life, “House Of Cards”), for our latest installment of Theater Talks at the Schomburg. Bloom, Rashad, and Cooper are stars in the new Broadway production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux. Romeo and Juliet is now playing…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
6:30 p.m.Adam Fuss and Liz Sales - An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - 1st Floor Corner Room - Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Untitled (The Eye’s Mind), 30 x 24 inches, Chromogenic Print, 2013 © Liz Sales.Artist Liz Sales and internationally renowned photographer Adam Fuss discuss awakening nineteenth-century photographic traditions as a means of rediscovering photography as well as the work Sales created for her site-specific exhibitions The Eye's Mind as part of Photo Walls in Picture Collection and Art in the Windows exhibition series. Liz Sales is an artist,…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, October 10, 2013
3:30 p.m.Get help with your homework at the Library
All Children between the grades K-5 come to the New Amsterdam Library and recieve assistance from a staff member, use a computer or chat with an online librarian (for online chats, hours may vary). Feel free to work on homework or other school duties in a safe, quiet environment. WAIT! is that school project due any day now? Well don't forget to bring it along! Our staff will assist in research in print or online resources. See you there!
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
6 p.m.EVERY MOMENT IS A WELL. An evening of Estonian culture with Kristiina Ehin and Silver Sepp
Please join us for an evening of Estonian poetry, prose and music with Kristiina Ehin and Silver Sepp. Kristiina Ehin will read from her poetry and prose, and will present 1001 Winters and In a Single Breath, her two new books in English translation published in the US. She will also introduce Paleontoloogi päevaraamat (Paleontologist’s Diary), a book of memoirs which appeared recently in Estonia and is currently being translated into English. Silver Sepp will accompany her on fantastical inst…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Thursday, October 17, 2013
1:15 p.m.Race and Sexual Politics in the AIDS Crisis : Chicago, 1981-1996
Timothy Stewart-Winter, a writer in residence at the library's Allen Room and an assistant professor of history at Rutgers University, Newark, will present a lecture on the racial and sexual politics of the urban response to the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, drawn from his forthcoming study of Chicago and the rise of urban gay politics since the 1950s. While the federal government’s response to AIDS was negligent, this lecture focuses on the less-well known story of how the epidemic intersected with…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
3:30 p.m.Get help with your homework at the Library
All Children between the grades K-5 come to the New Amsterdam Library and recieve assistance from a staff member, use a computer or chat with an online librarian (for online chats, hours may vary). Feel free to work on homework or other school duties in a safe, quiet environment. WAIT! is that school project due any day now? Well don't forget to bring it along! Our staff will assist in research in print or online resources. See you there!
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
6 p.m.Ed Talks: The Misinformation of the Negro by Dr. Ivory A. Toldson
Education at the Schomburg is proud to present our inaugural ED TALKS event for Fall 2013: The Misinformation of the Negro: How Bad Research on Race and Achievement is Duping Black Progressives and Liberal Americans into Accepting Black Inferiority by Dr. Ivory A. Toldson Admission is free. To Register CLICK HERE or go to www.schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com DR. IVORY A. TOLDSON is Associate Professor in the Counseling Psychology Program, Howard University; Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of N…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers
6 p.m.Sell Yourself as Consultant
More people are selling their services than ever before. Is this for you? Would it help you find a potential job? Earn money in a downturn? Lay the foundation for a high profit firm? Learn the 6 and 7 figure potential for consultants, as well as the downside and costs. Get examples of how to evaluate your potential with checklists. Charles Moldenhauer shows you how to plan, brand and then execute a program for yourself using new and direct methods to take your expertise and become a successful…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Friday, October 18, 2013
11:15 a.m. Health Care Reform: What It Means to You
There has been information and misinformation about what ObamaCare means for individuals and small businesses. There have also been thousands of pages of law and regulations written about it. The truth is, it means different things for different people. And no matter who you are, whether you have health insurance or not, it means something for you. Audrey M. Diop, Director of Public Health Insurance Initiatives, Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access, discusses what ObamaCare means for yo…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
10 a.m.Rikers Island Mobile Library at GRVC
Provided circulating mobile library service to incarcerated men at Rikers Island GRVC facility. Service includes men in the general population from approx. 12 different housing units as well as visits to men in solitary confinement.
Mid-Manhattan Library
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
7 p.m.Warren Buffett | Howard G. Buffett | Howard W. Buffett | Tom Brokaw
Watch, follow and share our LIVE Short on YouTube: http://goo.gl/maVKWZ Warren Buffett in 7 words*: Bargain hunter, value keeper, ukulele player, Chairman. Howard G. Buffett in 7 words*: An optimistic pessimist who farms and shoots. Howard W. Buffett in 7 words*: A regular guy with an amazing family. Tom Brokaw in 7 words*: Lucky if not wise married extremely well. * Great people in 7 Words: http://goo.gl/bl6HcF Three generations of philanthropists sit down to discuss business, charit…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, October 24, 2013
10 a.m.Rikers Island Mobile Library at GRVC
Provided circulating mobile library service to incarcerated men at Rikers Island GRVC facility. Service includes men in the general population from approx. 12 different housing units as well as visits to men in solitary confinement.
Mid-Manhattan Library
3:30 p.m.Get help with your homework at the Library
All Children between the grades K-5 come to the New Amsterdam Library and recieve assistance from a staff member, use a computer or chat with an online librarian (for online chats, hours may vary). Feel free to work on homework or other school duties in a safe, quiet environment. WAIT! is that school project due any day now? Well don't forget to bring it along! Our staff will assist in research in print or online resources. See you there!
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Friday, October 25, 2013
7 p.m.Lorrie Moore: "Watching Television"
Lorrie Moore in 7 words*: Making it up as she goes along.* Great people in 7 Words: http://goo.gl/bl6HcF Lorrie Moore presents the annual Robert B. Silvers lecture, entitled “Watching Television.”Moore examines some of the connections and disconnections from stage to page to theatre to screen to small screen -- with an emphasis on what seems to be happening currently with narrative on the small screen. Expect a free-wheeling and highly personal contemplation of storytelling and how it has lande…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Saturday, October 26, 2013
4 p.m.Hip-Hop 4.0: African Hip-Hop Films
The Schomburg Center's Hip-Hop 4.0 Initiative is excited to partner with Nomadic Wax to present an evening of African Hip-Hop film shorts. Nomadic Wax is a U.S. based social enterprise that produces music, film and educational events aimed at creating cross-cultural exchange and increasing awareness of global issues. Founded in 2001 as a fair trade record label and production company of African hip-hop and urban music, Nomadic Wax has grown into an internationally recognized brand firmly rooted…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, American Negro TheatreAdults
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
10 a.m.Rikers Island Mobile Library at GRVC
Provided circulating mobile library service to incarcerated men at Rikers Island GRVC facility. Service includes men in the general population from approx. 12 different housing units as well as visits to men in solitary confinement.
Mid-Manhattan Library
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
1 p.m.The Dance Historian Is In Screening Series with David Vaughan
Films by and with Carolyn Brown David Vaughan will introduce and screen Carolyn Brown’s film Dune Dance (1978), her ballet West Country (Juilliard School, 1970), and two duets with Merce Cunningham, Suite for Five (1975) and the recently rediscovered video of Night Wandering (Stockholm, 1964), as well as other excerpts. Carolyn Brown is scheduled to be on hand to talk about her work in dance. The program will take place in the Third Floor Screening Room, at the New York Public Library for the…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening Room50+,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
3:15 p.m.Job Seekers: Download a Customized Company List for Contacts
Find Companies and Executive contacts for your next job. Search by industry as well as location, size, and sales. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 2Adults,
Job Seekers
6 p.m.Effective Salary Negotiation: Make Thousands in Minutes!
Rob Hellmann offers a strategic approach to negotiating your compensation effectively. The discussion includes: Enhancing your negotiating leverage by taking the right actions during the interview (and avoiding the wrong ones) What to do and say as soon as you get the offer What can be negotiated (in short, everything!) The importance of negotiating the job as well as the salary Why and how severance should be included in your negotiation The key role of research in impr…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
6 p.m.Art and Words - ArtSpeak - Robert Atkins, Pablo Helguera, Raphael Rubinstein, Mireia Sentís - An Art Book Series Event
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. Collaborative Art - Gilbert and George (b. 1943 and 1942); Life, from Death Hope Life Fear, 1984. Black-and-white photographs colored and mounted on panels, 166 x 98 in. (422 x 250 cm); Tate, London. Credit: Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. Translation? Interpretation? Mediation? What do we mean when we talk about art? Join art historians Robert Atkins and Raphael Rubinstein and artists Pablo Helguera and Mireia Sentís…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Thursday, October 31, 2013
10 a.m.Rikers Island Mobile Library at GRVC
Provided circulating mobile library service to incarcerated men at Rikers Island GRVC facility. Service includes men in the general population from approx. 12 different housing units as well as visits to men in solitary confinement.
Mid-Manhattan Library
3:30 p.m.Canceled
Get help with your homework at the Library
All Children between the grades K-5 come to the New Amsterdam Library and recieve assistance from a staff member, use a computer or chat with an online librarian (for online chats, hours may vary). Feel free to work on homework or other school duties in a safe, quiet environment. WAIT! is that school project due any day now? Well don't forget to bring it along! Our staff will assist in research in print or online resources. See you there!
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Friday, November 1, 2013
11 a.m. Workforce1 CHIPOTLE! Recruiting Event
Attend our upcoming event and take the next step in your career! Screening & Interviewing candidates for team member positions!!! Workforce1 is excited to work with one of the most beloved and well-known brands in the county, CHIPOTLE! Let Workforce1 help you take the next step in your career. We have helped New Yorkers find jobs with hundreds of businesses in the accommodations and food services industries and can connect you with employers that are looking for employees like you. Please b…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 1Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Monday, November 4, 2013
3:30 p.m.Peter and Potter
Beatrix Potter was herself a scientist. She published essays on the natural world that surrounded her and inspired her children's books as well as studies. Discover how she transformed her careful observations into beautiful illustrations and colorful characters. The Peter and Potter workshop addresses a different environmental theme each session, beginning with a chapter reading from one of Potter's books and ending with a hands-on project. Presented by the Children's Museum of Manhattan.…
Bloomingdale LibraryChildren
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
6 p.m.Brice Marden, Eileen Costello, David Anfam - An Art Book Series Event
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. Brice Marden, The Propitious Garden of Plane Image, Third Version; 2000-2006. Courtesy of the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery.From the monochromatic nuances of his early paintings to the vivid calligraphic loops and webs of his recent landscapes of China, the work of American artist Brice Marden (b.1938) has had a significant impact on contemporary art. Marden discusses his creative process and sources of inspiration with David Anfam, Commissioning Ed…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Thursday, November 7, 2013
10 a.m.Rikers Island Mobile Library at GRVC
Provided circulating mobile library service to incarcerated men at Rikers Island GRVC facility. Service includes men in the general population from approx. 12 different housing units as well as visits to men in solitary confinement.
Mid-Manhattan Library
1:15 p.m.Bud Powell : A Jazz Life and Genius Unprecedented
Peter Pullman presents an overview of the life and music of pianist Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell (1924-66), one of the architects of modern jazz. Pullman will highlight Powell’s Harlem origins, and underscore the emphasis that his father put on his learning the classical repertoire. This led to their eventual break, as the prodigy gave up the pursuit of a classical career (in his late teens) once he met a second 'father' – Thelonious Monk, the leader of all of the modernist experimentation in Har…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
3:30 p.m.Just The Facts: What You Need to Know About HIV/AIDS
Join health professional Lesley Moody for an information session. What is HIV/AIDS? How can I stay safe? Just the facts in this session at NYPL.
High Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
6 p.m.Conversation in Black Freedom Studies: The War on Poverty and the Struggle for Welfare Rights
"Economic justice and welfare rights sat at the heart of many Black freedom struggles. Yet, until recently, these campaigns have not received the historical attention they have deserved. Poor people—and poor Black mothers in particular—reshaped notions of rights, dignity, and citizenship in struggles across the country. They redefined militancy and self determination, insisting that public assistance and economic access were a key to a free Black people. These grassroots struggles led Presiden…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
11 a.m.NYPL Tech Connect: Facebook
Set up an account and learn how to stay in touch with friends and family through social media. No registration required. Ring the doorbell to be admitted to the building.
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
6 p.m.Orchard Beach - Wayne Lawrence, David Gonzalez - Design and Style Series Event
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. Photographer Wayne Lawrence and journalist David Gonzalez have an in-depth conversation about Lawrence's new book, Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera. Untitled, 2005. © 2013 by Wayne LawrenceThis collection of engaging and beautiful portraits by Wayne Lawrence celebrates the diversity and community of one of New York City’s most popular beaches. Orchard Beach might not be the most elegant place to sunbathe, but if you live in the Bronx, it’s the closest…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
6 p.m.The Children's Literary Salon: Cross-Cultural Children's Literature - Picture Books Beyond Words
Join French author/illustrator Marc Boutavant and American author/illustrator Carin Berger in a conversation with Leonard Marcus that touches on the similarities and differences of the American/French children's publishing experience.A wildly sought-after, award-winning author and illustrator, Marc Boutavant is not only a talented book creator, but a regular contributor of editorial illustrations to international newspapers and magazines as well. He is best known for his book Around the World W…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumBook Lovers,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers
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