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Wed, January 11
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Business Planning Research and Resources
This is the first training workshop for the New York StartUP! 2012 Business Plan Competition. Learn what a business plan requires and how to do the necessary research. This session will be offered three times in January. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Healy HallAdults,
Businesspeople
Wed, January 11
@ 6 p.m.
Design and Style - Typography Sketchbooks - Steven Heller and Lita Talarico
FREE - Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Design historian Steven Heller and educator Lita Talarico, co-chairs of the MFA Design program at the School of Visual Arts, and designers Travis Cain, Viktor Koen, Matt Luckhurst, Esther K Smith + Dikko Faust (of Purgatory Pie Press), discuss the merits of the graphic designer's typography sketchbook, a creative "work-out" space for generating ideas and drafting unique type that becomes synonymous with brands and institutions around the world. An unrestrained and…
Morrisania LibraryBook Lovers
Thu, January 12
@ 10:30 a.m.
Living the Dream: Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Every year, the Schomburg engages elementary and middle school groups in learning about Dr. King’s legacy and present-day impact while celebrating his birthday. Young people will take part in an inspiring cultural presentation and a film screening. Registration required at schomburged@nypl.org or call (212) 491-2234.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumSchool Age (5-12 years)
Thu, January 12
@ 3:15 p.m.
Canceled
Uncovering Your Family History: Introduction to Genealogical Research, Part II
NYPL boasts one of the country's largest free public collections of genealogical tools; this class introduces some key resources. With skills learned here, you might find the name of an ancestor on a ship's passenger list or discover the names of family members in historical census records. Building on Uncovering Your Family History, Part I, this class delves into additional key resources, specifically immigration and naturalization records.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Fri, January 13
@ 2:15 p.m.
Out of the Blacking Factory: Charles Dickens at the New York Public Library
Aside from Shakespeare, no writer has more thoroughly engaged the public’s imagination than Charles Dickens; no gallery of characters is more varied or memorable. This presentation examines various aspects of Dickens’s life and reputation, the broad range of his fiction, and the various illustrators who added a crucial visual element to his verbal design.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Fri, January 13
@ 6 p.m.
Word Rapport
Word Rapport: Randall Robinson's Makeda
The Schomburg kicks off its new season with Word Rapport: building bridges and relationships between authors, books and YOU. In collaboration with Hueman Book Store, please join New York 1’s Cheryl Wills and professor and author Randall Robinson as they discuss his new novel, Makeda. Part coming-of-age story, part spiritual journey, and part love story, Makeda is a universal tale of family, heritage, and the ties that bind. Randall Robinson is also the author of the national best sellers The Deb…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Sun, January 15
@ 1:30 p.m.
On a Sunday Afternoon at LPA.
The New York Opera Forum
The New York Opera Forum returns to our series, On A Sunday Afternoon@LPA with a concert version of Roberto Devereux by Gaetano Donizetti.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, January 17
@ 6 p.m.
Business & Industry Information
New Business Ownership Workshop
Moderated by Alan R. Goldberg of FranNet , a panel of experts, including a business attorney, CPA, financial advisor and franchise consultant, share their professional perspectives on starting your own business. This comprehensive workshop for individuals looking to explore business ownership will help answer the question: “Is entrepreneurship right for YOU?” Learn: The various entities: C-corp, S-corp,LLC, LLP or Partnership The tax benefits of self-employment How to make a deci…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Businesspeople
Thu, January 19
@ 6 p.m.
Job Search Central
Figuring Out What You Want To Do- Note Program Time has Changed to 6 p.m.! from 12 p.m.
The job market is constantly changing – and so are we. As a result we are often interested in changing or required by circumstance to change. Win Sheffield focuses on the functional roles you like and do well in order to help bring your interests and preferences to the marketplace. The discussion includes: Gradual approaches to discover what we want to do How to find out about options we are considering How to adapt our experience to new fields Seating is on a first come, first s…
St. George Library CenterBusinesspeople,
Job Seekers
Fri, January 20
@ 10 a.m.
Research/orientation for Tepper Program, Syracuse University
Every spring, Syracuse University brings 45-50 students of acting, directing and design to New York City for a semester. During the first week, they come to LPA for an orientation, research advisory and viewing of the TOFT sampler reel. Half the group each sees the sampler, or visits the Research and Circulating Collections, and exhibitions. Students were Juniors, so may be either young adults or adults. Contact: Daniel Hoyos (for Lisa Nicholas) Tepper Semester (212) 239-1113
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Vincent Astor GalleryCollege & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, January 20
@ 12 noon
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Resume Renovation
John Crant shows how making the cuts necessary to be seen as a stand-out during your job search actually increases the value of the items on your resume. Topics discussed include: Resume: ‘New’ Definition Resume Goals Understanding ‘Stacks of Incoming Resumes’ ‘3 Second’ Test One Page Resume, Unless It’s Two :-( Value, Value Everywhere, but Nowhere to be Seen Degrees of Degrees The Headless Horseman: Don’t Send a Word Doc Seating is on a first come, first seated…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Job Seekers
Sat, January 21
@ 12:30 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Business Planning Research and Resources
This is the first training workshop for the New York StartUP! 2012 Business Plan Competition. Learn what a business plan requires and how to do the necessary research. This session will be offered three times in January. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
St. George Library CenterAdults,
Businesspeople
Sat, January 21
@ 2 p.m.
Lectures from the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study
Selling is more of a Habit: Women and Drug Trafficking in North American 1900 to 1970
While contemporary analysis and popular culture had depicted “woman as victim” in international narcotics trafficking, new images have emerged. Women have always been part of the drug trade despite their fetishized representations in popular culture. Using specific examples, Carey discusses how certain women gained financially from the smuggling and peddling of narcotics, and how they were often intimately involved in the planning and execution of the business. Due to historical and economi…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Sun, January 22
@ 10 a.m.
Family Benefit 2012 - Passport to Adventure!
[image-gallery] January 22, 2012 New York Public Library Family Benefit: Passport to Adventure! 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Astor Hall Stephen A. Schwarzman Building A fun-filled event for parents and children alike! The Family Benefit will transform the Library's historic Astor Hall into a wonderland inspired by children's books set in foreign countries. Join us for literary crafts, story readings, music, treats, and cheer. This event raises critical funds to support children’s services and progr…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor Hall
Tanglewood Preschool
Children
Mon, January 23
@ 11:15 a.m.
Financial Information
Searching Bloomberg (limited to first 5)
This hands-on class demonstrates the Bloomberg menu driven system. The class will learn search methods for information on companies, and how to find securities that match investors’ criteria. Also, we will retrieve some market and economic data available on Bloomberg. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Mon, January 23
@ 6 p.m.
"Life Upon the Wicked Stage": New Books in the Performing Arts
Jacques d'Amboise, "I Was A Dancer"
In this addition of LPA's series, Life Upon the Wicked Stage: New Books in the Performing Arts, renowned dancer and arts education activist, Jacques d'Ambois, discusses his new memoir, I Was A Dancer.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, January 24
@ 5:30 p.m.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
English Conversation Program for Speakers of Other Languages Winter 2012 Registration at Science, Industry and Business Library
Classes are held three times a year (Fall, Winter, and Spring) and are for intermediate levels only. Registration is in person at the branch where the class is held. Registration is drawn by lot. Space is limited. Classes are open to adults (age 16 or over). Testing follows registration. Documentation is not required. No child care provided Registration and Testing: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 5:30pm (continuing students at at 5:00pm) Groups meet: Tuesdays 6:30pm -7…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, January 24
@ 6 p.m.
Annual Arturo Schomburg Conversation
The Schomburg kicks off an annual conversation on the birth date of our founder, Arturo Alfonso Schomburg. For this inaugural conversation, the audience will be transported to the Schomburg’s past and future, with images of the next phase of renovations. Also joining the discussion will be institutions dedicated to collapsing the distance between history, the present, and the relevance of African-American culture: Weeksville Heritage Center (Elissa Blount Moorhead), Corridor Gallery (Danny Simm…
Van Cortlandt LibraryAdults
Wed, January 25
@ 1:15 p.m.
Lectures from the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study
Tomorrowland: Space Age Cities of the 1960s
Rosemary Wakeman, a writer in residence in the Library’s Allen Room, and Professor of History at Fordham University and Author of The Heroic City: Paris, 1945-1958, will discuss the space age utopian visions of urban life that emerged in the 1960s. The 1960s was an age of optimism and excitement about the future combined with the threat of atomic destruction. The result was a wild assortment of utopian visions of the city that symbolized both fantasies and fears. These space age reveries were a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Wed, January 25
@ 6 p.m.
Tom Kundig and Mark Rozzo - Architectural Explorations in Books
FREE - Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tom Kundig (of Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects) redefines the practice of modern architecture. Tom’s reverence for place—for both rural and urban landscapes, and their cultural significance—has resulted in work that celebrates site, community and client alike. His early studies in physics and hard sciences led him to develop an interest with the physics of architecture—a perfect union of the rational and the poetic. Drawing upon a deep devotion to craft and t…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum
Mott Hall IIn at 109th street
Adults
Thu, January 26
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Business Planning Research and Resources
This is the first training workshop for the New York StartUP! 2012 Business Plan Competition. Learn what a business plan requires and how to do the necessary research. This session will be offered three times in January. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Healy HallAdults,
Businesspeople
Sat, January 28
@ 4 p.m.
Films & Dialogue at the Schomburg
Films & Dialogue: More than a Month
In collaboration with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), Firelight Media and Columbia University's Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS), the Schomburg is proud to premiere More than a Month, a provocative new film by African-American filmmaker Shukree Tilghman making his New York debut. Through a challenging, complex, and often comedic journey, More than a Month explores what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in “post-racial” America.…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Mon, January 30
@ 9:30 a.m.
For Teachers
CHANCELLOR’S DAY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: THE GREATEST GRID: THE MASTER PLAN OF MANHATTAN, 1811-2011
Co-presented by the Museum of the City of New York and the New York Public Library Monday, January 30, 2012, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Educators are invited to join the Museum of the City of New York and the New York Public Library for a full day professional development focusing on the evolution ofManhattan’s famous street grid. The morning will begin at the Museum of the City of New York with a historical overview and curator-led tour of the exhibition, The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan,…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingTeachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators
Mon, January 30
@ 6 p.m.
Songbook at LPA: Broadway’s Future
Songbook@LPA: Broadway's Future
A concert of new music by Broadway composers and lyricists sung by Broadway vocalists. Presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul. Directed by John Znidarsic. This month: The songs of Benjamin Scheur
Dongan Hills LibraryAdults
Tue, January 31
@ 1:15 p.m.
Lectures from the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study
Displaced for Public Utility: the Politics of Post-Colonial Nature Conservation and the Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal
Melis Ece, a writer in residence in the Library’s Wertheim Study and Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at CUNY Graduate Center and writer in residence in the Wertheim Study Room of The New York Public Library, will focus on evictions from the Niokolo-Koba National Park in Senegal to discuss the role of nature conservation in the shaping of the post-Colonial state and the governance of rural areas in Francophone West Africa. Eviction from National Parks led to the displacement of great numbers of p…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Wed, February 1
@ 5:30 p.m.
GMAD at 25: Opening Reception and Panel Discussion
Chris AngelPlease join Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD), the oldest social services organization serving black gay men in New York City, as it celebrates its 25th anniversary at the Schomburg. The exhibition and panel will highlight milestones in GMAD’s history, as well as offer a glimpse of the organization’s activities for a quarter of a century. Panelists include: Harold Robinson, early Board member, NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene; Bonnie Harrison, friend of GMAD founder Charles Ange…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, American Negro TheatreAdults
Wed, February 1
@ 6 p.m.
Richard Vine & Zhang Hongtu - An Art Book
FREE - Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Recently updated and expanded, New China New Art is an essential reference book that critically surveys 150 of the most influential contemporary Chinese artists. Richard Vine, author of New China New Art and renowned expert on contemporary Chinese art, discusses the major developments in the Chinese art world today. He presents artists and works featured in the book and discusses significant themes with fellow artist Zhang Hongtu. Selected artwork from the book are…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Wed, February 1
@ 7 p.m.
On The Street
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs is proud to present a screening of On The Street. The film will be followed by a Q&A with director John Spellos and photographer Amy Arbus. In 2006, Welcome Books prepared to publish a book of the photographs Amy Arbus made for the On The Street section of the Village Voice from 1980 to 1990. As Arbus combed through the 500 images published to make selections for the book, she wondered where many of these people were today…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Thu, February 2
@ 7 p.m.
Stage for Debate
Stage for Debate: Steve Stoute and William C. Rhoden with Danyel Smith
For the first Stage for Debate, join Billboard Magazine Editor, culture critic, and sports enthusiast Danyel Smith, as she moderates a debate between authors Steve Stoute and William C. Rhoden. Stoute, former music executive, current marketing expert, and Chairman of Carol’s Daughter, recently published The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Culture Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy. Tanning posits that the transcendent power of hip-hop culture –- where race is less significant -- is helping to…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators
Fri, February 3
@ 12 noon
NYPL Labs
"How Do You Document Real Life": A tale of RENT, Jonathan Larson's floppy disks and digital forensics
Jonathan Larson / MS Word 5.1 A NYPL Labs lunch talk with Doug Reside On February 4, 1992, Jonathan Larson saved a Microsoft Word document that grew, over four years, to become the musical RENT. Although Larson saved and resaved the file multiple times, at least some of the earlier drafts can be recovered thanks to Larson’s personal archival practices and a feature called “fast save” that was embedded in his copy of Microsoft Word 5.1. In this talk, Doug Reside, Digital Curator at the Library…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators
Fri, February 3
@ 3:15 p.m.
Uncovering Your Family History: Introduction to Genealogical Research, Part I
NYPL boasts one of the country's largest free public collections of genealogical tools; this class introduces some key resources. With skills learned here, you might find the name of an ancestor on a ship's passenger list or discover the names of family members in historical census records. Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. Uncovering your Family History, Part I explores vital records and the census in documenting your genealogy.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Fri, February 3
@ 6 p.m.
First Fridays at the Schomburg
Where else can you go to get culture, music, and history—all at the same time? At the Schomburg—of course. Join The Rakiem Walker Project—stars at the Schomburg’s October 2011 Kickoff—as they play and offer historical tidbits on music that you know and love. We also invite you to take guided tours of our exhibitions. Rakiem WalkerThe “Rakiem Walker Project” (RWP) is a seven-piece band, which consists of horns, drums, vocals, guitar, and keyboards, etc. The band plays different genres and musica…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Sat, February 4
@ 12:30 p.m.
Small Business How-to Seminars
Developing Your Marketing Plan
This is the second training workshop for the New York StartUP! 2012 Business Plan Competition. Learn how to develop a marketing plan for your business. This session will be offered three times in February. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Healy HallBusinesspeople
Tue, February 7
@ 11 a.m.
Citizen Cartography Workshop
Help NYPL build the geospatial library of the future! This workshop will get you oriented with the a set of tools the Library has developed (available at maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to add valuable geographic context to old maps. The workshop will focus on the core activity of the website: georectification, or "warping" maps. This means overlaying digital images of historic maps onto a contemporary digital map (similar to Google Maps), transforming them into til…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, February 7
@ 2:30 p.m.
The Birth of Promotion: The Series!
"The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" (1921) and "Mud and Sand" (1922)
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) Directed by Rex Ingram, 132 min. with Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry AND Screening with Mud and Sand (1922) Directed by Gil Pratt, 20 min. with Stan Laurel Silent films with music tracks Mud and Sand screening courtesy of Film Preservation Associates ***** These films are part of THE BIRTH OF PROMOTION: THE SERIES! Tuesdays at 2:30pm Bruno Walter Auditorium Series presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Birth of Promotion, on view throu…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, February 7
@ 6 p.m.
Small Business How-to Seminars
Developing Your Marketing Plan
This is the second training workshop for the New York StartUP! 2012 Business Plan Competition. Learn how to develop a marketing plan for your business. This session will be offered three times in February. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Healy HallBusinesspeople
Tue, February 7
@ 6 p.m.
Financial Information
Optimizing Your Budget & Cash Flow
Learn how to analyze what you earn and spend to create and live within a budget. William Wu is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional at Kramer Financial Group. William is passionate about financial literacy and the benefits that proper financial education can bring. Sponsored by the Financial Planning Association of New York. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults
Tue, February 7
@ 6:30 p.m.
Youn Lions Season Kick Off Cocktails at Andaz
Kick off the Young Lions' winter and spring season with a lively evening of drinks and conversation with this year's remarkable class of Fellows of the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. Andaz Fifth Avenue 485 Fifth Avenue at 41st Street Apartment 2E RSVP to younglions@nypl.org or call 212.930.0887. Limited availability Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers An international fellowship program at The New York Public Library open to people whos…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Tue, February 7
@ 7 p.m.
Talks at the Schomburg: David Remnick, Randall Kennedy, and William Jelani Cobb with Farai Chideya
Join Editor of The New Yorker David Remnick, Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy, and Rutgers University Professor of Africana Studies William Jelani Cobb, for a conversation on the administration of President Obama. All three have written extensively about President Obama and will discuss their views on critical moments in his first term and his chances for reelection in November. Journalist Farai Chideya will moderate the discussion. David Remnick is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and ed…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators
Tue, February 7
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
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…

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Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators
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