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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
7 p.m.Deborah Baker and Elizabeth Rubin
In a conversation with the journalist Elizabeth Rubin, Deborah Baker will discuss her latest book, The Convert, which Baker wrote when she was a Fellow at the Cullman Center in 2008-2009. Drawing from papers she found in The New York Public Library's Manuscripts and Archives Division, Baker tells the true story of Margaret Marcus -- a Jewish girl from Larchmont who converted to radical Islam, moved to Lahore, and continues to live there as Maryam Jameelah. The Convert was just nominated for the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
College/Graduate School Educators
Saturday, October 22, 2011
2 p.m.Ten Ways at Looking at a Century - Part One
The scholars and writers of the Wertheim Study and the Allen Room present on October 22 at 2 o’clock in the Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, Room 227 Ten Ways at Looking at a Century Explorations of selected prints and photographs from A Century of Art October 14, 2011 - January 15, 2012 Print and Stokes Galleries The Wallach Division continues the celebration of the Library’s centennial with A Century of Art. Drawing from the Wallach Division’s collections of photographs, prints, and art, th…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Saturday, October 29, 2011
2 p.m.All Together Different: Yiddish Socialists, Garment Workers, and the Labor Roots of Multiculturalism
During the Great Depression, Jewish radicals throughout the Left, and most prominently in the garment industry, sought to establish cultural activities and institutions among their own radical co-ethnics and to encourage those activities and institutions among workers of other racial-ethnic groups as well. Inspired by Yiddish socialism, Jewish intellectuals labored to recover and elevate their own Yiddish culture and envisioned a class-based revolution in which all workers would be rooted in ven…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults,
50+
Friday, November 4, 2011
3 p.m.Visual Arts Undergraduates - The New School
Visit from 12 students from Visual Arts Undergraduates - The New School. This course elaborates on issues of place, representations of the self and the world we inhabit. It utilizes the map as a paradigm and a pre-text for conducting research in real and imaginary places, in the inner world of memories and fantasies and the outer world of streets and dwellings.The physical and mental exploration of our immediate territory – namely, the City of New York – will be the springboard to develop a pe…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map DivisionCollege & Graduate Students
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
5 p.m.Citizen Cartography @ NYPL Workshop: Tracing old New York
Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 15 Participants Maximum Tracing old New York Many important buildings from New York’s landscape in the 19th and early 20th centuries are long gone, left only as traces on maps and collections throughout the NYPL. Using the drawing tool in maps.nypl.org, Citizen Cartographers will trace some of these important features from an early atlas such as Wm. Perris’ 1852 Maps of the City of New York. Only after we do this can we learn where to buy lumber o…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Friday, December 9, 2011
2 p.m.Ten Ways of Looking at a Century - Part Two
The scholars and writers of the Wertheim Study and the Allen Room present on December 9 at 2 o’clock in the Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, Room 227 Ten Ways at Looking at a Century - Part Two Explorations of selected prints and photographs from A Century of Art October 14, 2011 - January 15, 2012 - Print and Stokes Galleries The Wallach Division continues the celebration of the Library’s centennial with A Century of Art. Drawing from the Wallach Division’s collections of photographs, print…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
10 a.m.Citizen Cartography @ NYPL Workshop: Tracing old New York
Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 15 Participants Maximum Tracing old New York Many important buildings from New York’s landscape in the 19th and early 20th centuries are long gone, left only as traces on maps and collections throughout the NYPL. Using the drawing tool in maps.nypl.org, Citizen Cartographers will trace some of these important features from an early atlas such as Wm. Perris’ 1852 Maps of the City of New York. Only after we do this can we learn where to buy lumber…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
5 p.m.What Makes Good Data Visualization?
NYPL Labs and Leaders in Software and Art present: What Makes Good Data Visualization? Perspectives on the visual representation of data from the fields of art, science, computing, statistics, journalism, marketing and entertainment. Moderated by Jonathan Stray, Interactive Technology Editor for the Associated Press With panelists: Kaiser Fung, Blogger, junkcharts.typepad.com/numbersruleyourworld Andrew Gelman, Director, Applied Statistics Center, Columbia University Mark Hansen, Artist;…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
Friday, April 6, 2012
9 a.m.Text and Image Workshop (spring break)
BEN KATCHOR, Instructor Through a series of writing and drawing exercises, we will explore the possibilities of expression that arise when text and image are combined on the page. Participants will discover and amplify, through their writing, the stories suggested by their drawings, and analyze, through their drawing, the descriptive passages in their written texts. No previous drawing experience is necessary, but everyone will be asked to make the attempt. Ben Katchor’s latest graphic novel is…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumTeachers,
K-12 Educators
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
6 p.m.An Art Book - Diane Victor, Judy Hecker, David Krut
FREE - Doors open at 5:30 p.m. On the occasion of the release of David Krut Publishing’s publication, Burning the Candle at Both Ends, about South African artist, Diane Victor, The New York Public Library hosts a conversation between the artist and Judy Hecker, Assistant curator of prints and illustrated books at the Museum of Modern Art. The discussion is moderated by David Krut, the founder of David Krut Projects, Johannesburg/New York. They discuss Diane Victor’s exploration of both tradition…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Thursday, May 10, 2012
6:30 p.m.Artist Career Development - NYFA Fellows and Their Strategies
1st Floor Corner Room - Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Pushing the boundaries of what it means to make a drawing is almost as challenging as finding a way to push one's way into the hectic and convoluted world of the New York Art scene. In this panel discussion, six New York Foundation for the Arts fellows talk about their experience in making their work and making a name for themselves as artists. Moderator and curator Erin Brown leads the discussion as the panelists share their strategies for succes…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Friday, May 18, 2012
1:15 p.m.Antisemitism, Italian Style: The Italian Royal Academy, 1938-1943
Paul Arpaia, a writer in residence in the Library’s Wertheim Study and Associate Professor of History at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Fellow at the American Academy of Rome (FAAR08), examines reactions among members of the Italian Royal Academy to private and state-sponsored anti-Semitism through the fall of Mussolini. The promulgation of the Racial Laws in 1938 marked a first attempt at state-sponsored anti-Semitism in unified Italy. Studies on Fascism have emphasized fundamenta…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Thursday, May 24, 2012
6 p.m."Modern Gestures" by Ann Cooper Albright
Author Ann Cooper Albright's book Modern Gestures superbly reproduces more than fifty of Abraham Walkowitz's watercolors found in the Library for the Performing Arts. Join us for a presentation by Albright who delivers a fresh approach to Isadora Duncan's dance and Walkowitz's art, seamlessly moving between gesture and drawing in an assemblage of literary theory, art criticism, and dance history.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
7 p.m.Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution
When the modern struggle for gay rights erupted—most notably at a bar called Stonewall in Greenwich Village—in the summer of 1969, most religious traditions condemned homosexuality; psychiatric experts labeled people who were attracted to others of the same sex "crazy"; and forty-nine states outlawed sex between people of the same gender. Four decades later, in June 2011, New York legalized gay marriage—the most populous state in the country to do so thus far. The armed services stopped enforcin…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults
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)
Thursday, June 21, 2012
6:30 p.m. Spring 2012 VIP Reception - Lunch Hour
Drawing on materials from across the Library’s collections, this major exhibition tells the story of the clamor and chaos of lunchtime in New York, a defining feature of the city for more than 150 years. Work-obsessed, time-obsessed, and in love with ingenious new ways to make money, New York City reinvented lunch in its own image. The exhibition focuses on different types of lunchtime experiences, from early power brokers inventing what they didn’t yet call the “power lunch” to local charities…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman Exhibition HallNYPL Supporters
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)
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
1 p.m.Taking the Mystery Out of Retirement Planning
For many Americans, planning for retirement is a mystery. Presented by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Social Security Administration this workshop will help you unravel the mystery and reach your retirement goals. Designed for people who are 10 to 15 years from retirement, this workshop offers a simplified, bottom-line approach to figuring out how much you need to save and how to make your money last over a possibly long retirement. Learn how to track down and understand: Your sa…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
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)
Thursday, September 6, 2012
6 p.m.Successful Career Management: How to Launch Your Fall Campaign
Summer is drawing to a close. Fun in the sun has been relaxing and now it is time to think once again about your future and your career. There are possibly a number of things you would be happy to be doing and any number of things you could think about to do. Win Sheffield discusses how to build momentum and establish next steps for that important and often neglected element of your life, your future. Learn how to assess where you are in your planning and identify steps for moving ahead, ta…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
5:30 p.m.Citizen Cartography Workshop: Tracing Old New York
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 called the NYPL Map Warper (available maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to add valuable geographic context to old maps. Many important buildings from New York’s landscape in the 19th and early 20th centuries are long gone, left only as traces on maps and collections throughout the NYPL. Using the drawing tool in maps.nypl.org, Ci…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
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 22, 2012
2:30 p.m.An Artist Dialogue - Morgan O'Hara and Stephen Maine
FREE - Elevators access 6th floor after 2:00 p.m. In her LIVE TRANSMISSION series of works in graphite on paper, Morgan O’Hara tracks the movement in real time of a subject/collaborator, compressing into a single image a record of prolonged activity. Her approach to drawing as a mode of performance situates her within the current discussion around drawing’s more unconventional manifestations. Artist and critic Stephen Maine joins O’Hara to discuss her exhibition LIVE TRANSMISSION: New Yorkers R…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Friday, October 5, 2012
2 p.m.Taking the Mystery Out of Retirement Planning
For many Americans planning for retirement is a mystery. Designed for people who are 10 to 15 years from retirement, this workshop offers a simplified, bottom-line approach to figuring out how much you need to save and how to make your money last over a possibly long retirement. Valerie Tourso, US Department of Labor discusses: Your savings, 401(k) plans, home equity, and other assets Your Social Security benefit - and how to decide when to start drawing benefits Your spending and…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 014/015Adults,
Businesspeople
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
5:30 p.m.Citizen Cartography Workshop: Tracing Old New York
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 called the NYPL Map Warper (available maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to add valuable geographic context to old maps. Many important buildings from New York’s landscape in the 19th and early 20th centuries are long gone, left only as traces on maps and collections throughout the NYPL. Using the drawing tool in maps.nypl.org, Ci…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thursday, October 11, 2012
7 p.m.John Tresch in conversation with Simon Critchley
Former fellow John Tresch discusses his new book The Romantic Machine with philosopher Simon Critchley. In his vivid study of Romanticism and industrialization in Paris after Napoleon, Tresch explores the connections between these seemingly disparate movements, drawing on examples from art, literature, opera, scientific discoveries, and technological advancements. John Tresch teaches in the department of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. The Romantic Machine…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers
Saturday, October 27, 2012
2 p.m.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
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
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
5:30 p.m.Citizen Cartography Workshop: Tracing Old New York
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 called the NYPL Map Warper (available maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to add valuable geographic context to old maps. Many important buildings from New York’s landscape in the 19th and early 20th centuries are long gone, left only as traces on maps and collections throughout the NYPL. Using the drawing tool in maps.nypl.org, Ci…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
6 p.m.An Art Book - Negar Ahkami, Kelly Baum, Judith K. Brodsky, Ferris Olin, Gilane Tawadros, Nil Yalter
FREE - Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Judith K. Brodsky and Ferris Olin, co-directors, Rutgers University Institute of Women and Art, curators and authors of The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society, along with two of the contributors of essays to the book, Gilane Tawadros, founding director of the London-based Institute for International Visual Arts, and Kelly Baum, Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Princeton University Art Museum; and two of the artists featured in the book, Nil Ya…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
5:30 p.m.Citizen Cartography Workshop: Tracing Old New York
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 called the NYPL Map Warper (available maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to add valuable geographic context to old maps. Many important buildings from New York’s landscape in the 19th and early 20th centuries are long gone, left only as traces on maps and collections throughout the NYPL. Using the drawing tool in maps.nypl.org, Ci…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
6 p.m.An Art Book - Nancy Grossman and Ian Berry
FREE - Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Acclaimed artist Nancy Grossman discusses her powerful new book, Nancy Grossman: Tough Life Diary. She is joined by the Tang Museum’s Associate Director Ian Berry for an in-depth conversation and audience Q&A. From the book Nancy Grossman: Tough Life DiaryThis new retrospective publication presents five decades of Nancy Grossman’s powerful work. The artist’s work continually returns to the human body and the charged relationships that make up our world. She beg…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Saturday, December 15, 2012
3 p.m.Jane South and Jeffrey Kastner - An Artist Dialogue
FREE - 1st Floor Corner Room - Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Jane South and writer Jeffrey Kastner discuss the ideas behind her Shifting Structures series and its site determined construction Stacks and Pedestal Components for Art in The Corner Room and Art in the Windows exhibition series, followed by audience Q&A. Born in Manchester, England, Jane South worked as a set designer in experimental theater before moving to the United States in 1989. She has lectured, taught, and served as artist…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
6 p.m.Design and Style - Michael "Kaves" McLeer, Billy Burke, Sacha Jenkins - Skin Graf
FREE - Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Artist Kaves and producers Billy Burke and Sacha Jenkins, with special guests, discuss their project and provide a first-hand perspective on this global phenomenon, complete with personal stories and their expert knowledge of the craft, business, and culture of graffiti-inspired body art. The convergence of two distinct art forms, graffiti and tattooing, is revealed in Skin Graf: Masters of Graffiti Tattoo a lavishly illustrated look at ten leading East and West Co…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
6 p.m.Postponed
Design and Style - Mike "Kaves" McLeer, Billy Burke, Sacha Jenkins - Skin Graf
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. Acclaimed graffiti artist turned tattooist Michael “Kaves” McLeer discusses his groundbreaking new book Skin Graf. He explores the relationship between graffiti and tattoo art, delving into their deep connection and highlighting some of the most cutting-edge artists in the community today. Fellow experts Billy Burke and Sacha Jenkins also join Kaves for a conversation. Graffiti and tattoos are now firmly entrenched as mainstream art forms. Over the pas…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Thursday, December 20, 2012
1:15 p.m.Why Our Society Likes Vampires: their Moral Struggle – and Ours
Starting as a meditation on mortality after the illness and death of her late husband, Margot Adler, correspondent at NPR and author, began to obsessively read vampire novels. She has now read more than 230 vampire novels - from teen to adult, from detective, to romance, from gothic to modern. Although it started as a look at issues of mortality, none of that explained the seven billion dollars Hollywood spent on vampire movies in the last two years. "Every society creates the vampire it needs,…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Saturday, February 16, 2013
3 p.m.An Artist Dialogue - Rebecca Riley and Stephanie Hightower
FREE - The Corner Room on the 1st floor Rebecca Riley, Alexandria, flasche and maps on paper, 38x12 inches. Artist and Professor Stephanie Hightower joins artist Rebecca Riley to discuss her exhibition Ex Libris Mundi as part of Art Wall on Third exhibition series at Mid-Manhattan Library. They discuss Riley's manipulation of maps as an aesthetic representation of how we view the changing geographies of our world. Rebecca Riley, Alexandria (detail), flasche and maps on paper, 9x7 inches. Rebecca…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
6 p.m.Artifex Press | Jim Dine, David Grosz, Sara Davidson | Jim Dine catalogue raisonné | Jim Dine: Sculpture 1983-2012
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. Homepage for the Jim Dine catalogue raisonnéArtifex Press the first company dedicated to the production of digital catalogues raisonnés, celebrates the release of Jim Dine: Sculpture, 1983-2012, a searchable, sortable interactive web publication detailing the artist’s entire three-dimensional output for the past three decades — more than 300 original works, and nearly 1000 casts in total. This event features a demonstration of the Artifex Press digita…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Monday, March 4, 2013
7 p.m.Women’s Jazz Festival: Sacred Songs
Celebrate Women's History Month at the Schomburg Center's annual Women's Jazz Festival. Join us for an exploration of sacred music from Spirituals to Gospel with mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran and vocalist Marcelle Davies Lashley. ALICIA HALL MORAN, mezzo-soprano, brings diverse influences and passions together in a rich artistic brew. She was featured in the Ensemble of the 10-time Tony-nominated Gershwins' Porgy & Bess on Broadway as an Understudy to 5-time Tony winner Audra McDonald. S…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
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