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Thursday, October 20, 2011
12 noonWhat Human Resources Expects of You
Nancy Liss, a human resources manager who has built recruiting teams in global companies, answers your job search questions on: • Resumes • Cover Letters • Applicant Tracking Systems • Networking into Hiring Managers • Researching your target companies • Interviews • Follow-up to Interviews • Waiting for feedback after the interview • Other questions you may have In this interactive session, you will be able to ask an expert the questions about about your job search that keep you awake at night.…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Job Seekers
Monday, November 7, 2011
9 p.m.Young Lions Benefit Party
Young Lions are invited to purchase discounted tickets to the Young Lions Benefit Party. Hosted in conjuction with the Library Lions gala, this year's Benefit, "A Night at the Kit Kat," is a cabaret-inspired evening of drinks, dessert, and dancing. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here. Please contact ylbp@nypl.org or 212.930.0856 with any questions.
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Saturday, November 12, 2011
2:30 p.m.Silent Clowns Film Series
“The Loopy Legacy of Lupino Lane (and his brother Wallace)" Maid In Morocco (1925), Hello Sailor (1927), Roaming Romeo (1928), Be My King (1928), Good Night Nurse (1929). Live piano accompaniment by Ben Model. Presented in partnership with the Silent Clowns Film Series.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
7 p.m.JOSH RITTER, WESLEY STACE & STEVE EARLE
SINGERS, SONGS, WRITERS Steve Earle, Wesley Stace (John Wesley Harding) & Josh Ritter Three of the best reviewed novels of the year were written by musicians: Steve Earle's I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive, Wesley Stace's (AKA John Wesley Harding) Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer and Josh Ritter's Bright's Passage. What's happening here? How do music and fiction inspire each other? Where do they find the time? The three author/musicians join up for a night of talk and songs.…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, December 8, 2011
11 a.m.African Diaspora International Film Festival
The African Diaspora International Film Festival is an eclectic mix of independent, urban, foreign, and classic films that focus on the global black experience. For ticket information and ordering, click here. For more information, call (212) 864-1760 or visit www.nyadiff.org. ______________ FILLING THE GAP NY Premiere Thu. Dec. 8 @ 11am Conceived as an effort to alter the way African-American children see themselves and their ancestors, this docu-drama highlights the inventive and inspir…
Baychester LibraryAdults
Thursday, December 15, 2011
7 p.m.John Jeremiah Sullivan and Wells Tower
Former CSW Fellows John Jeremiah Sullivan and Wells Tower discuss the art of the essay in light of Sullivan's new book, Pulphead. This program is currently full. There may be seats available on the night of the event on a first-come, first-served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
College/Graduate School Educators
Saturday, December 17, 2011
2:30 p.m.An Artist Dialogue - Katherine Jackson and Katherine Bardford
THIS EVENT IS HELD IN THE CORNER ROOM ON THE FIRST FLOOR. Katherine Jackson discusses her glasswork and drawings with painter and Guggenheim Fellow Katherine Bradford. The two artists talk about the relation of etched glass to painting, the role of text–based imagery, and the process of abstraction. Jackson’s three-part site-specific exhibitions, Storylights, appear in the Corner Reading Room on the 1st floor, Art Wall on Third on the 3rd floor and Art in the Windows on view day and night on Fif…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, January 19, 2012
7 p.m.OPENING NIGHT! OLIVER STONE and TARIQ ALI: On History
ON HISTORY Pakistani writer and filmmaker TARIQ ALI and film director OLIVER STONE will continue their ongoing discourse about "forgotten--or deliberately buried--episodes" from American history from the US intervention against the Russian Revolution to the ongoing interference of the United States in Pakistani political affairs. In their recent public dialogue, On History, Oliver Stone asks, according to Jon Wiener, "smart questions about the rise and fall of the United States and its empire i…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators
Sunday, January 29, 2012
7 p.m.Opening Night! JOHN IRVING
The award-winning novelist will discuss his latest work, In One Person. FRIENDS of the NYPL receive discounted tickets and special pre-sales to LIVE events LIVE from the NYPL is made possible with generous support from Celeste Bartos, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, and the Margaret and Herman Sokol Public Education Endowment Fund.

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
7 p.m.PICO IYER in conversation with Paul Holdengräber
THE MAN WITHIN MY HEAD: On GRAHAM GREENE & Other Elective Affinities. "Some people can't listen to Joni Mitchell songs, because they hit too close to home; some can't read Henry James, for the same reason. Others are convinced they're Gwyneth Paltrow's unacknowledged other half. Who are these people who take root inside our heads and sometimes seem closer than the people we know in life? My particular ghost is Graham Greene. I could cite reasons for the sense of connection--our common up…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
7 p.m.Nathan Englander and Sarah Jones
Former Cullman fellow Nathan Englander in conversation with playwright and performer Sarah Jones about his new collection of stories entitled, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank. This program is now full. Seats may be available on a first-come, first-served basis on the night of the event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators
Monday, February 13, 2012
6:30 p.m.Something for the People Film Series: The Interrupters
Back-to-back, (almost) every night, watch a film on the black experience. From the team that brought us Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising story of three “violence interrupters” in Chicago who with bravado, humility and even humor try to protect their communities from the violence they once employed.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, American Negro TheatreAdults
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
9 a.m.Weird Love Stories: A Creative Writing Workshop
CHRIS ADRIAN, Instructor This workshop will examine the unconventional language used in a number of stories, including short fiction by Donald Barthelme and Judy Budnitz, to create a drama of romantic attachment that resists and overcomes cliché. Participants will also engage in a writing exercise that incorporates some of these elements to produce an affecting piece of writing about love. Chris Adrian is the author of three novels – The Great Night, Gob's Grief, and The Children's Hospital –…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumTeachers,
K-12 Educators
Thursday, February 16, 2012
6 p.m.Life Upon the Wicked Stage features "Night's Dancer: The Life of Janet Collins"
In this installment of our series, Life Upon the Wicked Stage: New Books in the Performing Arts, we feature Night’s Dancer: The Life of Janet Collins, by Yaël Tamar Lewin. Ms. Lewin will discuss her new book, which chronicles the extraordinary life story of the dancer Janet Collins (1917–2003). An unusually versatile and creative performer, Janet Collins was a unique concert dance soloist and a black trailblazer in the white world of classical ballet. This year marks the 60th anniversary of her…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
7 p.m.The Indelible Influence of Malcolm X
Although Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21, 1965, his vision, philosophy and—above all—his words live on. A who’s who of notable participants--Esther Armah, Bryonn Bain, Ishmael Beah, Mary Marshall Clark, Kathleen Cleaver, Karen Drezner, Cheryll Y. Greene, Dr. Farah Jasmine Griffin, Robin Kenton, Christopher Moore, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Darryl Pinckney, Jack Tchen, Meg Ventrudo, and Salim Washington--will take the stage to read from Malcolm X’s speeches, diaries, and letters to tell h…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
6:30 p.m.Word Rapport: The Riot Within by Rodney King
Rodney King’s The Riot Within is a powerful, revealing memoir in which an unlikely icon tells for the first time the full story of his life, taking the reader through a moment-by-moment account of the experience of the infamous beating and harrowing stories of the widespread violence sparked by the officers’ acquittal—violence that nearly destroyed the city of Los Angeles. King will be in conversation with Schomburg Center Director Khalil Gibran Muhammad. While Rodney King is now an icon, he is…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, June 2, 2012
2 p.m.The Cutting Edge of the Pen: Martin Amis and Olga Slavonika
The Cutting Edge of the Pen: Martin Amis and Olga Slavonika Part of the Festival of Russian Arts 2012 Come witness a meeting of literary luminaries from starkly different worlds – West and East, the English-speaking world and the Russian-speaking. Those worlds, so recently opposed and alien to one another, now appear to be converging – but at what point do they meet? Martin Amis and Olga Slavnikova are known for their instantly recognizable language and inventive literary structures. They wield…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
2:30 p.m.FILM: The Night Club (1925)
The Silent Clowns Film Series is back and dedicated to silent era film star, Raymond Griffith, a star whom Walter Kerr described as "natty, lithe (and) un-mugging." The series begins with The Night Club (1925), with Vera Reynolds, Wallace Beery & Louise Fazenda (25 min.). Rounding out the bill are the misadventures of Charley Chase and Martha Sleeper in the two-reel Fluttering Hearts (27 min.).
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Friday, June 8, 2012
6:30 p.m.Anti-Prom : Monster Prom

It’s alive - and a night of monstrous fun! Come in your best creature costume and check out teen created horror movie clips and See samples of manga monsters. Snack on tasty treats and dance with your friends before the Design NYPL Runway show reveals the future of Frankenstein Fashion. Check out the Teen Advisory Group Projects, sign up for Summer Reading, and see how you can get involved with your library. Free Admission For Ages 12 to 18 only. Student ID required. All bags must be check…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
6 p.m.Handling Difficult Interview Questions
Not taking control of the interview by becoming adept at handling all types of questions could end up sabotaging your chances of getting the job. Learn how to identify and answer those questions that have kept you up at night. Chip Conlin offers techniques to handle interview questions strategically and with confidence. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers
Thursday, August 16, 2012
4 p.m.Anime Club
Have a passion for drawing manga? Want to talk about Anime? Interested in Japanese culture? Come join your fellow fanatics and hang out while you talk and draw your own ideas!
Roosevelt Island LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thursday, August 23, 2012
4 p.m.Anime Club
Have a passion for drawing manga? Want to talk about Anime? Interested in Japanese culture? Come join your fellow fanatics and hang out while you talk and draw your own ideas!
Roosevelt Island LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thursday, August 30, 2012
4 p.m.Anime Club
Have a passion for drawing manga? Want to talk about Anime? Interested in Japanese culture? Come join your fellow fanatics and hang out while you talk and draw your own ideas!
Roosevelt Island LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
4 p.m.Anime Night
Want to see the hottest new anime? Come check out what's on screen at the Library. Bring your friends, your pocky, and your anime and manga fandom!
Melrose LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Saturday, September 15, 2012
3 p.m.LGBT Lives in Contemporary Cuba
Although Cuba has made major advances in LGBT rights in recent years, homophobia remains a problematic human rights issue. A panel of scholars, writers, and activists, featuring Jafari Allen, Emilio Bejel, Mabel Cuesta, Ignacio Estrada, Leannes Imbert, and Achy Obejas, will discuss continuing challenges. Jafari Sinclaire Allen (Ph.D., Columbia) is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at Yale University. Professor Allen works at the intersections of queer sexuality, ge…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
6 p.m.William Wegman and Padgett Powell - Art and Literature
FREE - Doors open at 5:30 p.m. In this fascinating event, renowned artist William Wegman discusses his stunning new book Hello Nature: How to Draw, Paint, Cook, and Find Your Way. He explores the unique artistic vision behind his work and his highly acclaimed career. He is joined by award-winning author Padgett Powell, whose fiction work also appears in the book, for a conversation, audience Q&A, and book signing. Perhaps best known for his photography and videos, particularly of his dogs, W…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
7 p.m.Creative Time & LIVE from the NYPL present THE LAST PICTURES
On Wednesday, September 19, join artist and geographer Trevor Paglen, filmmaker Werner Herzog, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith for a special evening under the stars in New York's Bryant Park. This event, co-presented by Creative Time and LIVE from the NYPL, will feature a reading by Smith; Herzog and Paglen in conversation about cultural artifacts, space exploration, and the legacy of human civilization; and a presentation of the images included in The Last Pictures--a golden dis…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
Book Lovers,
Children,
College & Graduate Students,
Families
Thursday, September 20, 2012
7 p.m.OPENING NIGHT! From Fatwa to Freedom: SALMAN RUSHDIE in conversation with Paul Holdengräber: FREE EVENT!
The Richard B. Salomon Distinguished Lecture SOLD OUT! On February 14, 1989, Valentine’s Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been “sentenced to death” by the Ayatollah Khomeini. His crime? To have written The Satanic Verses, a novel accused of being “against Islam, the Prophet, and the Quran.” So begins the extraordinary story of how a writer was forced underground, moving from house to house, with the constant presence of an armed police protection t…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Edna Barnes Salomon RoomAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators
Monday, September 24, 2012
5 p.m.Canceled
PJ Night @Kingsbridge Library on Monday, September 24, 2012@5:00 for children ages 5-12 yrs. old
Stories, craft and refreshments for children ages 5-12 yrs.old.
Kingsbridge LibrarySchool Age (5-12 years)
7 p.m.Pankaj Mishra in conversation with Ian Buruma
Former Cullman Center fellows Pankaj Mishra and Ian Buruma discuss Mishra's new book, From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia. Please note that the address of this program has changed Through a mix of history and biography, Mishra examines the Asian world's responses, in "the ruins of empire," to western modernity. He begins with Japan's stunning victory in the Russo-Japanese War of 1905, and looks at key intellectual figures -- in India, China, and the former Ottoman Empi…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
6 p.m.Election Night 2012 Watch Party at the Schomburg
Let’s witness history together at the Schomburg’s 2012 Presidential Election Watch Party featuring special guest commentators, live music, and much more: Watch the live results on the big screen in the Langston Hughes Auditorium Help us live tweet the results: #schomburg2012 View our inspiring exhibitions: Visualizing Emancipation and Gordon Parks: 100 Moments Food and drinks will be available for purchase (provided by City Fusion)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
12 noonMaking Use of 500,000 Researchers: Tales from the Zooniverse
A NYPL Labs talk with Chris Lintott - FREE Zooniverse.org is the world's largest and most successful collection of online citizen science projects, and has enabled volunteers to classify more than a million galaxies, discover planets around other stars, transcribe more than a million pages of ships' logs and even sort through ancient papyri. In this talk, Zooniverse PI Chris Lintott (University of Oxford) will talk through the highlights, preview some forthcoming attractions and explain how to…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumBook Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thursday, November 15, 2012
6 p.m.Unsinkable Women: Stories and Songs from the Titanic
Deborah Jean Templin Unsinkable Women: Stories and Songs from the Titanic Created by Deborah Jean Templin Direction: Nancy Robillard Costume Design: Sara Jablon Musical Direction: C. Colby Sachs Production Staging Consultant: Ron Schwinn 100 years ago, the great ship Titanic sank below the freezing waters on the North Atlantic at 2:20 am on April 15, 1912. There were 1,500 people still on board. Unsinkable Women: Stories and Songs from the Titanic is a new play about the women who survived t…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
6 p.m.Friends Night at The Library Shop
To kick off Double Discount Week, The Library Shop presents a festive evening for current and new Library members. Stop by to mingle and enjoy 20% off all purchases, then check out special evening tours of Lunch Hour NYC and extended hours at the Library's new 'wichcraft cart in Astor Hall. Plus, Friends who spend $100 or who renew or upgrade their membership to the $100 level will receive a free gift bag! Join, renew or upgrade your membership here!
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Saturday, December 1, 2012
3 p.m.Showtime!: Winter Holiday Tales
Three short films highlighting Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. In the month of Kislev: A rich, arrogant merchant takes the family of a poor peddler to court and learns a lesson about the meaning of Hanukkah. The Night before Chrismas: The story of Santa's visit on a snowy Christmas Eve. Seven Candles for Kwanzaa: For each new day of Kwanzaa, a new candle is lit and children and adults share their thoughts, songs, stories from the past and dreams about the future. For children ages 3 and up.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years)
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
6 p.m.Ari Marcopoulos and Andrew Roth - OUT TO LUNCH - An Art Book Series Event
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. Ari Marcopoulos, 11.29.11 and 2.8.12 from OUT TO LUNCH. Ari Marcopoulos and Andrew Roth discuss the book as exhibition space and chart the history of Marcopoulos’ output from the earliest zines to OUT TO LUNCH, his recent tour-de-force published by PPP Editions. Marcopoulos' first book Portraits from the Studio and the Street (1987) was self-published and part of a larger series on Dutch-born photographers. When he started working with skateboarders ar…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Thursday, December 6, 2012
8:30 p.m.The African Diaspora International Film Festival - Women Indies Night: Survivor
A visual testimony about life after sex-slavery and abuse. One woman’s secret and fear to share what happened to her and almost ruined her life. Actress Brook Bello shares her story of survival from rape and sex-slavery in the US and goes on an emotional, spiritual and physical journey that will take her from suicidal thoughts, pain and addiction to a life of healing. Screening co-sponsored by IBWPPI.org Q&A with Brook Bello and Barbara A. Perkins, Co-Founder of the International Black Women…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
7 p.m.Lunch Stories with Ian Frazier, Karen Russell, Danny Meyer, and Molly O'Neill
WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT. LAST MINUTE TICKETS MAY BECOME AVAILABLE THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT. IF YOU ARRIVE AT THE LIBRARY BEFORE 7PM ON THE 11TH YOUR NAME CAN BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST BUT WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOU A SEAT. Writers Ian Frazier and Karen Russell and restaurateur Danny Meyer tell favorite stories about lunch, with an introduction by Laura Shapiro and Rebecca Federman, the curators of the Library's current Lunch Hour NYC exhibition. Their conversation will…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
7 p.m.CLOSING NIGHT! Building Stories: CHRIS WARE in conversation with ZADIE SMITH
Chris Ware’s graphic novel Building Stories is a compilation of narratives about the inhabitants of a Chicago apartment building. Without a semblance of beginning or end, Ware’s stories illustrate bits of life that are heavy with allusions to the nature of American society and the human condition. Many credit Ware with ushering the graphic medium into the realm of “serious literature,” and few others have been as quick to pick up on this literary talent as Zadie Smith, who included Ware in her a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
7 p.m.Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival --- with Sean Strub
Please join us on Wednesday, January 22nd at 7pm in the Wachenheim Trustees Room of the Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building for a reading by Sean Strub from his new memoir Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival. Sean Strub, founder of the groundbreaking POZ magazine, producer of the hit play The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, and the first openly HIV-positive candidate for U.S. Con­gress, charts his remarkable life—a story of politics and AIDS and a powerful testament to…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults
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