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TimeEventLocationAudience
Saturday, May 5, 2012
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon: Books for Children Around the World - A Global Conversation
Hear a panel of international authors discuss the worldwide state of children's literature and publishing. Constance Vidor, Director of Library Services at Friends Seminary, will begin with an overview of the International Board on Books for the Young. A panel discussion will follow between Sharon Elswit, the anthologist of The Jewish Story Finder and The East Asian Story Finder, and Israeli Pnina Moed Kass, the author of Real Time, translated into German & French, winner of the National J…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers
Monday, September 24, 2012
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, October 30, 2012
6 p.m.Postponed
Cai Guo-Qiang and Lesley Ma - An Artist Dialogue
FREE - Doors open at 5:30 p.m. World-renowned artist Cai Guo-Qiang discusses his fascinating new book, Ladder to the Sky. He is joined by art historian and former project director at Cai Studio Lesley Ma for an in-depth conversation, audience Q&A, and book signing. Featuring stunning, never-before-published works, Cai Guo-Qiang: Ladder to the Sky is the most intimate book to date on the renowned Chinese artist. Produced in close collaboration with him, this volume documents new projects co…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
6 p.m.Artifex Press | Chuck Close, David Grosz, Carina Evangelista | Chuck Close Catalogue Raisonné | Chuck Close: Painting, 1967-2012
FREE - South Court Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Homepage for the Chuck Close catalogue raisonnéArtifex Press, the first company dedicated to the production of digital catalogues raisonnés, celebrates the release of Chuck Close: Painting, 1967-2012, a searchable, sortable interactive web publication detailing the artist’s iconic photo-based portraits. This event features a demonstration of the Artifex Press digital catalogue raisonné platform, followed by a discussion with Chuck Close; Car…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, January 31, 2013
1:15 p.m.Rice: the Immigrant Grain
How and why did rice, primarily long grain white rice, arrive in the British colonies and become big business? Rice origins are Asian and West African, and it is through the movement of Asian and West African populations, whether voluntary or compulsory, that rice eventually became an established staple in US agriculture. US rice consumption continues to increase as immigrants arrive from different rice cultures. From hoppin’john to rice cakes to food truck pilaf to sushi, rice is everywhere…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Friday, February 1, 2013
6 p.m.First Fridays at the Schomburg
To celebrate the opening of our NEW exhibition, Africans in India, join DJ Rekha at the Schomburg as she spins the sounds of Bhangra and Bollywood. Stay tuned to the Schomburg Center's Facebook and Twitter pages for special giveaways! British born, New York City based, DJ Rekha, DJ, curator, record label owner, educator and activist. Called the “Ambassador of Bhangra” by the New York Times and named one of the most influential South Asians by Newsweek, Rekha is among the first DJs to merge cl…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Saturday, April 6, 2013
5:30 p.m.Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America
A book event with theater, film, and community forum presented by afro-latin@ forum, Asian American Writer's Workshop and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Join us for a celebration of the publication of Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America (Harvard University Press) by scholar and documentary filmmaker Vivek Bald. This special event will explore the little-known stories of Muslim men from the Indian subcontinent who settled in Harlem in the 1920s-50s, m…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
6:30 p.m. Her Royal Highness Princess Norodom Buppha Devi of Cambodia in conversation with Peter Sellars
Her Royal Highness Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, Cambodia’s esteemed prima ballerina of the 1960s and a genuine pioneer in the revival and preservation of Cambodian classical court dance talks candidly about her art form, its mercilessly demanding training, and its war-torn history with path-breaking theater and opera director Peter Sellars. There will also be screenings of excerpts of the Library’s archival videotapes of the Royal Ballet of Cambodia and preview excerpts from the Khmer Dance…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
6 p.m.Willie Cole, Sebastian Errazuriz, Sarah Oppenheimer, Lowery Stokes Sims, Ursula Von Rydingsvard - Against the Grain - Design and Style Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design, currently on view at the Museum of Arts and Design through September 15, 2013. The participants include designer Sebastian Errazuriz and sculptors Willie Cole, Sarah Oppenheimer and Ursula Von Rydingsvard whose work appears in the exhibition. The discussion is moderated by Lowery Stokes Sims curator of Against the Grain. Focusing on some o…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
6 p.m.Erotic Romance Author Panel
Polar vortex got you down? Come heat things up with some of NYC's hottest erotic romance authors! These ladies will be discussing the nitty-gritty of writing sizzling hot romance. Alyssa Cole (moderator) is a Brooklyn-based science editor, pop culture nerd, and romance junkie. In addition to writing, she hosts a Romance Book Club and teaches romance writing at the Jefferson Market Library. When she's not busy traveling, learning French, and, of course, writing, she can be found curled up in bed…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sunday, February 16, 2014
2 p.m.Carnegie Kids: Elena Moon Park and Friends
Take a children’s song from Korea or a Japanese sea shanty, add traditional Asian and western rock instruments, and you’ll have the innovative music of Elena Moon Park and Friends. As heard on their album Rabbit Days and Dumplings, Park and friends perform folk and children’s music from East Asia in a cool contemporary way.PerformersElena Moon Park, Vocals, Jarana, and ViolinAkiko Kiroshima, VocalsDomenica Fossati, Flute and VocalsJames Moore, Guitar and BanjoJohn Foti, AccordionYoshi Woki, Bass…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Children
Saturday, March 29, 2014
3 p.m.Myths of American History: Our Evolving Past
Saturdays, March 29, April 5, 12 3 pm to 5 pm The writing of history dates back to ancient Greece and has evolved over two millennia. However, the historian as a professional occupation is a relatively modern development only beginning in the 19th century. Today the profession is still largely misunderstood by the general public who often believe that historians mine a singular, objective past made up of names, dates, and indisputable facts. In this course, we will take a look at h…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Saturday, April 5, 2014
3 p.m.Myths of American History: Our Evolving Past
The writing of history dates back to ancient Greece and has evolved over two millennia. However, the historian as a professional occupation is a relatively modern development only beginning in the 19th century. Today the profession is still largely misunderstood by the general public who often believe that historians mine a singular, objective past made up of names, dates, and indisputable facts. In this course, we will take a look at how professional historians view their occupation, disc…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Saturday, April 12, 2014
3 p.m.Myths of American History: Our Evolving Past
The writing of history dates back to ancient Greece and has evolved over two millennia. However, the historian as a professional occupation is a relatively modern development only beginning in the 19th century. Today the profession is still largely misunderstood by the general public who often believe that historians mine a singular, objective past made up of names, dates, and indisputable facts. In this course, we will take a look at how professional historians view their occupation, disc…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
3 p.m.KidsFlix
Come enjoy a movie with us this afternoon! Relax in the playroom for some quality children's entertainment. ​ This Tuesday we'll be screening Tikki Tikki Tembo and More Stories to Celebrate Asian Heritage. See you there!
115th Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sunday, June 15, 2014
2 p.m."Money and Honey" 麵包情人 Directed by: Jasmine LEE Ching-hui 李靖惠 2011, 95 min. with English subtitles
This is an Asian epic documentary on migrant workers spanning thirteen years. Both the Filipino caretakers and the elderly suffer from homesickness in a Taipei nursing home. The caretakers comfort themselves by singing “No Money, No Honey.” What price do they have to pay for love and livelihood? Can their dreams ever come true? All movies and film information are provided by Taipei Cultural Center, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Saturday, August 9, 2014
1 p.m.暑假作業 == A TIME IN QUCHI
Chang Tso-chi / Asian Titles at AAIFF'14, Narrative Features at AAIFF'14 / Taiwan / 2013 / Drama / 109 mins / Mandarin, Taiwanese with English subtitles / Color / East Coast Premiere Directed by award-winning writer-director Chang Tso-chi (though now controversial), A TIME IN QUCHI follows a boy’s coming of age during his summer vacation in the rural Quchi. Away from the familiar high-tech gadgets, Bao begins to see his grandpa’s idyllic life with a fresh eye and finds creative means to engage…
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
50+,
Immigrants,
Adults
Friday, October 17, 2014
4:15 p.m.Establishing, Maintaining, and Repairing Your Credit
Joyce Moy explains how using credit impacts all facets of your life from finding a job, to getting a mortgage or lease, buying a car and managing your funds. Take control and learn how to insure that you establish and maintain credit that will support your life's goals, and if you have damaged credit, how you can repair and rebuild your credit. Joyce Moy is currently the Executive Director of the Asian American and Asian Research Institute (AAARI), of the City University of New York (CUNY).…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Healy HallAdults
Monday, October 27, 2014
3:30 p.m.Monday Afternoon Movie: Chinese Zodiac
China’s zodiac bronze heads are missing and a powerful business man offers a large reward for their recovery. Asian Hawk races to find them using his death defying skills to survive this treacherous mission and ensure that the Chinese relics don’t fall into the wrong hands. All Public Library Programs are free of charge. Rated PG-13
Hunts Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Saturday, December 20, 2014
12 noon十二生肖 ( 電影 ) == Chinese Zodiac
Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) leads a mercenary team to recover several lost artifacts from the Old Summer Palace, the bronze heads of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals which was looted by foreigners in the 1800s. Assisted by a Chinese student and a Parisian lady, Hawk stops at nothing to accomplish the mission. Director: Jackie Chan 是由成龙担任导演并主演的动作电影,以一群赏金猎手追逐圆明园十二生肖兽首铜像为题材。外景地包括巴黎、北京、台湾、香港、澳洲、拉脱维亚等地。 導演: 成龍…
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
50+,
Immigrants,
Adults
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
4 p.m.Asian American College Scholarship Workshop for High School Students
A representative from Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) presents a workshop to assist Asian American high school students with filing an application for the RMHC Asian Students Increasing Achievement (ASIA) Scholarship, each of which is worth $16,000. The representative will provide useful information and answer any questions that students and parents may pose. The application deadline for this year's ASIA Scholarships is January 20, 2015. Please join us if you wish to be considered for the…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomParents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Monday, January 12, 2015
7 p.m.Does Liberal Education Still Matter?
Exploring the subject of the future of liberal arts education and the value of institutions of learning as they continue to evolve, university presidents Michael S. Roth and Beverly Daniel Tatum join the Library’s president, Anthony W. Marx, in conversation. MICHAEL S. ROTH '78 became the 16th president of Wesleyan University in 2007, after having served as Hartley Burr Alexander Professor of Humanities at Scripps College, Associate Director of the Getty Research Institute, and President of th…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
6 p.m.The Art of The Figure | Vincent Desiderio, Peter Drake, Natalie Frank, Donald Kuspit, Alexi Worth | An Art Book Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Featuring renowned art critic Donald Kuspit, artist Vincent Desiderio, artists Natalie Frank and Alexi Worth, and moderated by Peter Drake, The Art of the Figure panel explores the genesis and progression of figurative art through the ages. This fascinating panel also discusses how the impact of technology has changed perceptions of the human body and altered figurative art. Vincent Desiderio, My Father Fallen, 2009, oil on paper, 13.75 x 16 inches,…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
3 p.m.Challenging American Inequality: Historical Literacy Matters
Why have we traditionally looked to historical knowledge as a building block of democratic participation and a central component of what it means to be an American? How can history pedagogy be framed as a challenge to social and economic inequality? How do we reach young learners to appreciate the study of history as integral to their quality of life and the well-being of American democracy? Schomburg Education and Teachers College’s Center on History and Education present A History Education…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureCollege & Graduate Students,
Teachers
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
6:30 p.m."Feasts and Fasts: A History of South Asian Food from The Indus Valley to Little India," with Colleen Taylor Sen, the author of "Feasts and Fasts: A History of Food in India," a food writer and journalist specializing in the cuisine of India.
This illustrated lecture examines the diet of the Indian subcontinent for thousands of years, describing the country’s cuisine in the context of its religious, moral, social, and philosophical development. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: April Events Calendar 2015.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Saturday, April 18, 2015
3 p.m.Exposed to All the Solitude and Perils of the Sea: Atlantic Ocean World History (1500s to 1800s)
From the discovery of the New World to the Age of Revolutions, subjects of the various European empires struggled to establish new lives and industry across the tumultuous Atlantic Ocean basin. This course will explore the lives and conditions of these individuals, and their world, making their living on the ocean’s surface, in port cities, and along the peripheries of the Atlantic world. This course will explore select topics in Atlantic world studies beginning with placing the apparently timel…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Friday, April 24, 2015
11 a.m.Shashin: Photography from Japan
SHASHIN: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM JAPAN is a multi-institution program aimed to raise awareness of photography from Japan in New York, foster an exchange, and stimulate discussion in multiple segments: Academics, students, art collectors, researchers, artists, photographers, Japanophiles, and the general public of New York City. The festival’s main event is a two-day symposium held inside the New York Public Library with the following panels and artists’ presentations: Friday, April 24th, 11am-6pm (Au…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Saturday, April 25, 2015
11 a.m.Shashin: Photography from Japan
SHASHIN: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM JAPAN is a multi-institution program aimed to raise awareness of photography from Japan in New York, foster an exchange, and stimulate discussion in multiple segments: Academics, students, art collectors, researchers, artists, photographers, Japanophiles, and the general public of New York City. The festival’s main event is a two-day symposium held inside the New York Public Library with the following panels and artists’ presentations: Friday, April 24th, 11am-6pm (Au…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
3 p.m.Exposed to All the Solitude and Perils of the Sea: Atlantic Ocean World History (1500s to 1800s)
From the discovery of the New World to the Age of Revolutions, subjects of the various European empires struggled to establish new lives and industry across the tumultuous Atlantic Ocean basin. This course will explore the lives and conditions of these individuals, and their world, making their living on the ocean’s surface, in port cities, and along the peripheries of the Atlantic world. This course will explore select topics in Atlantic world studies beginning with placing the apparently timel…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Saturday, May 2, 2015
3 p.m.Exposed to All the Solitude and Perils of the Sea: Atlantic Ocean World History (1500s to 1800s)
From the discovery of the New World to the Age of Revolutions, subjects of the various European empires struggled to establish new lives and industry across the tumultuous Atlantic Ocean basin. This course will explore the lives and conditions of these individuals, and their world, making their living on the ocean’s surface, in port cities, and along the peripheries of the Atlantic world. This course will explore select topics in Atlantic world studies beginning with placing the apparently timel…
Jefferson Market Library
Array
Adults
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
11:30 a.m.Film for Tots
Watch fun short films based on picture books that you've read or will want to read. Spring Science, Asian Folk Tales, Picture Book Classics
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Saturday, May 9, 2015
3 p.m.Exposed to All the Solitude and Perils of the Sea: Atlantic Ocean World History (1500s to 1800s)
From the discovery of the New World to the Age of Revolutions, subjects of the various European empires struggled to establish new lives and industry across the tumultuous Atlantic Ocean basin. This course will explore the lives and conditions of these individuals, and their world, making their living on the ocean’s surface, in port cities, and along the peripheries of the Atlantic world. This course will explore select topics in Atlantic world studies beginning with placing the apparently timel…
Jefferson Market Library
Array
Adults
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
11:30 a.m.Film for Tots
Watch fun short films based on picture books that you've read or will want to read. Spring Science, Asian Folk Tales, Picture Book Classics
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Saturday, May 16, 2015
3 p.m.Exposed to All the Solitude and Perils of the Sea: Atlantic Ocean World History (1500s to 1800s)
From the discovery of the New World to the Age of Revolutions, subjects of the various European empires struggled to establish new lives and industry across the tumultuous Atlantic Ocean basin. This course will explore the lives and conditions of these individuals, and their world, making their living on the ocean’s surface, in port cities, and along the peripheries of the Atlantic world. This course will explore select topics in Atlantic world studies beginning with placing the apparently timel…
Jefferson Market Library
Array
Adults
Monday, May 18, 2015
6:30 p.m.From Binaries to Bridges: Black Liberation and Model Minority Mutiny
How did racialized notions of criminality become so closely associated with blackness? How did the story of Asian American success and racial uplift become so widely accepted? What is the relationship between the two, and what are the implications for today's racial politics? Join us for an exciting evening exploring Black and Asian American racial formation, featuring William Jelani Cobb, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Institute of African American Studies at the University…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
11:30 a.m.Film for Tots
Watch fun short films based on picture books that you've read or will want to read. Spring Science, Asian Folk Tales, Picture Book Classics
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children

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