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Sat, October 13
@ 2 p.m.
Hand-Made
Hand-Made Crafternoon with Sarah Goldschadt: October 13th, 2012.
Join crafty librarian Jessica Pigza of the Rare Book Division and Crafternoon author Maura Madden at this free DIY day. We’ll be joined by designer, crafter, and writer Sarah Goldschadt. Sarah will share designs and ideas from her new book Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects, and we’ll try our hand at one of the hundreds of creative projects in her book. We’ll have supplies on hand, as well as a spread of wonderful books from the Library’s collections for browsing. Check back here or at…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Tue, October 16
@ 2 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Blogging 101
Learn what a blog is, see examples of blogs, learn how to blog and to create your own, using Wordpress.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Thu, October 18
@ 3 p.m.
NYPL Labs
A Conversation with Twitter and The New Yorker on the Future of Fiction
Andrew Fitzgerald, Twitter's head of Editorial Programming and representative to the publishing industry, will give a presentation about the use of Twitter for creative story-telling. Fitzgerald (@magicandrew) argues that Twitter is a platform ripe for experimentation and that we are only just in the early stages of learning what we can do with the 140 character tweet. He draws on examples of authors experimenting with Twitter, including Jennifer Egan and Teju Cole. He will be joined by Deborah…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Tue, October 23
@ 5:30 p.m.
New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Lecture Series: Social Networking for Family Historians
Explore using FaceBook, Google+, Blogger, Skype, You Tube, and other social media sites as a genealogist and family historian. These tools are made for family researchers. We are actually spending time looking for other people we connect with. So, why not use the abilities of online communications and searching to reach out and touch someone new? David Kleiman, founder and president of Heritage Muse, Inc. (www.heritagemuse.com). He has been involved in genealogy and personal computing since the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Sat, October 27
@ 2 p.m.
Children's Literary Salons
Children's Literary Salon - Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature
An illustrated talk, focusing on Johnson and Krauss in the 1950s, the period in which they reinvent the modern picture book, and the FBI places them under surveillance. Working with legendary Harper editor Ursula Nordstrom, Johnson publishes Harold and the Purple Crayon (1955), and Krauss begins her decade-long collaboration with Maurice Sendak, creating the groundbreaking A Hole Is to Dig (1952), A Very Special House (1953) and six others. And FBI builds a file on Johnson, opening his mail, m…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers
Sat, October 27
@ 2 p.m.
Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home.
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Fri, November 2
@ 12 noon
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn & How To Use It In Your Job Search
John Crant demonstrates how to start networking with LinkedIn.com’s networking personal profiles and then use your expanded network in your search for your next career challenge. The discussion includes: • Your LinkedIn Profile, and Creating Your Own Personal Network • Networking Strategies to Expand Your Network • Whom should I ‘link’ with on LinkedIn? • Joining Groups will Benefit You in ways that You May Not Realize • Why Your Blog should be Linked to Your LinkedIn Profile • Expert Questions, Ans…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Sat, November 3
@ 2 p.m.
Canceled
Hand-Made
Hand-Made Crafternoon with Denyse Schmidt: November 3rd, 2012.
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. In her new book, Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration, she offers thoroughly modern quilts that explore quilting’s rich past. We’ll have supplies on hand for a little history-inspired stitching project, as well as a spread of wonderful books from the Library’s collections for browsing. Check back he…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Tue, November 6
@ 2 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Blogging 101
Learn what a blog is, see examples of blogs, learn how to blog and to create your own, using Wordpress.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Sat, November 10
@ 2 p.m.
Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home.
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class, taught by Philip Sutton, a librarian in the Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Wed, November 28
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Career Evolution: Preparing for Your Career's Next Leap with Social Media Marketing
John Crant shows how to lay the groundwork to take your career to the next level, to get on the 'short list' for that next promotion, and to market your achievements continually. Topics covered include: Perception Is Reality: So, Change Reality Credit, Where Credit Is Do –and How To Get Yours Sharing Accolades Shines the Light on You Too Be Seen as a Leader, By Being a Leader Manage Your Career 'Marketing' Materials: Using LinkedIn, Groups,Blogs & More Your Signature…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Sat, December 1
@ 1 p.m.
NYPL Labs
The Twitter Fiction Festival Live Event
Join a gathering of authors and readers of the first-ever Twitter Fiction Festival (#twitterfiction) for a live event of tweeting and storytelling. Experience literary experiments that challenge the boundaries of storytelling. Hosted by The New York Public Library, Twitter, The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, and Plympton. The Twitter Fiction Festival is running worldwide from November 28 to December 2, 2012, with participants selected by a distinguished panel of judges. NYPL Labs is an ex…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Tue, December 4
@ 2 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Blogging 101
Learn what a blog is, see examples of blogs, learn how to blog and to create your own, using Wordpress.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Sat, December 8
@ 2 p.m.
Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home.
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wed, January 23
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
GETTING INTERVIEWS 2.0: Using Linkedin And Other Social Media
Jobseekers can no longer afford to miss out on LinkedIn, which is becoming essential to landing and acing interviews. In addition, many jobseekers place too much emphasis on ads and recruiting firms to get interviews, while not putting enough time into networking and contacting people directly. In fact, in today's economy most jobs are landed using latter two approaches! Learn how Twitter, Facebook, blogs and other social media should fit into your overall job search. Robert Hellmann offers tips…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Sat, January 26
@ 2 p.m.
Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home.
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wed, January 30
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Self-Recruiter® Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn & How To Use It In Your Job Search
John Crant demonstrates how to start networking with LinkedIn.com’s networking personal profiles and then use your expanded network in your search for your next career challenge. The discussion includes: Your LinkedIn Profile, and Creating Your Own Personal Network Networking Strategies to Expand Your Network Whom should I ‘link’ with on LinkedIn? Joining Groups will Benefit You in ways that You May Not Realize Why Your Blog should be Linked to Your LinkedIn Profile Expert Q…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Wed, February 6
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Self-Recruiter® Career Evolution: Preparing for Your Career's Next Leap with Social Media Marketing
John Crant shows how to lay the groundwork to take your career to the next level, to get on the 'short list' for that next promotion, and to market your achievements continually. The discussion includes: Perception Is Reality: So, Change Reality Credit, Where Credit Is Do –and How To Get Yours Sharing Accolades Shines the Light on You Too Be Seen as a Leader, By Being a Leader Manage Your Career 'Marketing' Materials: Using LinkedIn, Groups, Blogs & More Your Signatu…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, February 14
@ 1:15 p.m.
Lectures from the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study
Diplomacy, Divorces, and Dressing Up, or, "Love, Loss and What They Wore"
It can be said that Henry VIII was as hard on wives as other husbands are hard on clothing. However, both were terribly important to his world. As demonstrated by his 1991 exhibition "Henry VIII: A European Court in England", scholar and pundit David Starkey conclusively argued that the magnificence of Henry's courtly spectacle, the gathering of scholars and artists, and the collecting of rich objects by this king, brought England to the world arena. "Magnificence" in dress was essential to t…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Sat, February 23
@ 2 p.m.
Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home.
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Sat, March 9
@ 2 p.m.
Hand-Made
Hand-Made Crafternoon with Bert and Dana Freed: March 9th, 2013.
Join crafty librarian Jessica Pigza of the Rare Book Division and Crafternoon author Maura Madden for this free DIY event. Special guests will be mother and daughter bead artists Bert and Dana Freed. They'll share some of their beading skills and discuss their creative DIY outreach as founders of A Well Done Experience. We’ll have supplies on hand, as well as a spread of wonderful books from the Library’s collections for browsing. Check back here or at Hand-Made at NYPL for additional details…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Sat, March 23
@ 2 p.m.
Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home.
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Sat, April 6
@ 2 p.m.
Hand-Made
Hand-Made Crafternoon with Creativebug: NEW DATE! April 6th, 2013.
Attention: Please note that this event will occur on April 6th (not, as previously planned, on Feb. 9th)! Details below: Join crafty librarian Jessica Pigza of the Rare Book Division and Crafternoon author Maura Madden for this free DIY event, hosted in collaboration with none other than Creativebug! Creativebug is a fabulous source for art and craft instruction, and on April 6th you'll meet Rebecca Ringquist, one of the artists who teach classes on this site, and she'll show us how to stitch pe…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Wed, April 10
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Self-Recruiter® Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn & How To Use It In Your Job Search
John Crant demonstrates how to start networking with LinkedIn.com’s networking personal profiles and then use your expanded network in your search for your next career challenge. Topics covered include: Your LinkedIn Profile, and Creating Your Own Personal Network Networking Strategies to Expand Your Network Whom should I ‘link’ with on LinkedIn? Joining Groups will Benefit You in ways that You May Not Realize Why Your Blog should be Linked to Your LinkedIn Profile Expert Qu…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Sat, April 20
@ 2 p.m.
Hand-Made
Hand-Made Crafternoon with Amy Azzarito: April 20th, 2013.
Join crafty librarian Jessica Pigza of the Rare Book Division and Crafternoon author Maura Madden for this free DIY event for adults, with guest Amy Azzarito. All you need to do is bring a few pieces of 1.5-inch or 2-inch PVC coupling (available for less than a dollar in hardware stores; we'll have a few to share if you can't find any), a nice sharp pair of craft scissors that can cut through duct tape (we'll have scissors on hand as well to share), and your creativity! Amy once worked at NYPL--…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Sat, April 27
@ 2 a.m.
Canceled
Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home.
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wed, May 1
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
GETTING INTERVIEWS 2.0: USING LinkedIn and Other Social Media
Learn how to use LinkedIn and other social media to get and ace job interviews with Robert Hellmann. Jobseekers can no longer afford to miss out on LinkedIn, which is becoming essential to landing and acing interviews. In addition, many jobseekers place too much emphasis on ads and recruiting firms to get interviews, while not putting enough time into networking and contacting people directly. In fact, in today's economy most jobs are landed using latter two approaches! In this talk, we will foc…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Sat, May 4
@ 2:30 p.m.
Tamara Gonzales and Sharon Butler - An Artist Dialogue Series Event
Artist Tamara Gonzales and writer and artist Sharon Butler discuss the ideas behind Gonzales’s paintings and her pinkpurple Tumblr site pinkpurplefeeder.tumblr.com, her site-specific installation for Art in The Corner Room and the Art in the Windows exhibition Play Button featuring a collection of artists' books and zines by Brian Belott, Pam Butler, Tamara Gonzales, Maggie Lee, Craig Olson, and Elisa Soliven. The zine party follows the audience Q&A. PINKPURPLE (detail), 2012-2013. Spray pa…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Wed, May 15
@ 1 p.m.
Tales For The Teeny Tiny
Stories, inter-active games, songs and finger play, presented by Getchie Argetsinger for children ages 12 months to 3 years old with parent / caregiver
High Bridge LibraryToddlers (18-36 months)
Wed, May 15
@ 5:30 p.m.
New York’s Censuses and City Directories: Ancestral Record Links Across Decennial Gaps of Federal Censuses
Part of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Lecture Series City directories are a much used resource here at the library, and the Milstein Division provides access to an extensive range of New York City and United States city directories, from the late 17th century through, in some instances, the 1960s. The humble city directory can be used in a wide variety of ways. Locating then distinguishing New Yorkers with similar names is daunting, especially in decennial gaps. This prese…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Tue, May 28
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Dan Savage in Conversation with Andrew Sullivan
SOLD OUT! Dan Savage, author of the sex-advice column "Savage Love" and creator of the Emmy-winning "It Gets Better" campaign, has become a leading voice in debates about social issues that affect Americans from coast to coast. In his new book American Savage, he covers topics such as health care, gun control, marriage equality, religion, and parenting. Dan Savage will take the stage at The New York Public Library to discuss a wide range of issues with his signature frankness, honesty, and wit,…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters
Wed, June 5
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Self-Recruiter® Building Your Professional Network With LinkedIn & How To Use It For Your Job Search
John Crant demonstrates how to start networking with LinkedIn.com’s networking personal profiles and then use your expanded network in your search for your next career challenge. The discussion includes: Your LinkedIn Profile, and Creating Your Own Personal Network Networking Strategies to Expand Your Network Whom Should I ‘link’ with on LinkedIn? Joining Groups Will Benefit You in Ways That You May Not Realize Why Your Blog Should Be Linked to Your LinkedIn Profile Ex…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thu, June 13
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Storytelling Strategies for Small Businesses
As a small business owner, you must create the best coaching programs, write the most compelling books or produce the tastiest cupcakes to serve your customers and delight your clients. And integrating your personal story in your communications and interactions can help you stand out in the crowd. Regina D’Alesio discusses how small businesses can leverage public speaking opportunities to connect with clients and expand their reach. The discussion includes: Clarify your story, purpose…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Wed, July 10
@ 6 p.m.
Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home.
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Mon, August 5
@ 9:30 a.m.
NYPL Education Innovation Institute
NYPL is searching for innovative master teachers at the middle and high school level who would like to join a three-week long, collaborative summer exploration program based at The New York Public Library's flagship Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue. The Education Innovation @ NYPL Summer Institute will take place in August 2013 (August 5th through August 23rd, Monday-Friday, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm for 3 weeks). Institute participants will: Learn about NYPL's vast…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingTeachers
Sat, August 17
@ 2 p.m.
Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home.
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Thu, August 29
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Self-Recruiter® Building Your Professional Network With LinkedIn & How To Use It For Your Job Search
John Crant demonstrates how to start networking with LinkedIn.com’s networking personal profiles and then use your expanded network in your search for your next career challenge. The discussion includes: Your LinkedIn Profile, and Creating Your Own Personal Network Networking Strategies to Expand Your Network Whom should I ‘link’ with on LinkedIn? Joining Groups will Benefit You in ways that You May Not Realize Why Your Blog should be Linked to Your LinkedIn Profile Exper…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Tue, September 3
@ 2 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Blogging 101
Learn what a blog is, see examples of blogs, learn how to blog and to create your own, using Wordpress.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wed, September 25
@ 6 p.m.
Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home.
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, maps, photographs, newspapers, and local histories available at the New York Public Li…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Sat, September 28
@ 2 p.m.
Hand-Made
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
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