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Thursday, October 11, 2012
1:15 p.m.Is Lunch for Wimps? the History of the Midday Meal
In conjunction with the Exhibition Lunch Hour: NYC - now through February 17 at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue The meal most often eaten in public, lunch has a long history of establishing social status and cementing alliances. A traditional Mongolian proverb advises: “Keep breakfast for yourself, share lunch with your friend and give dinner to your enemy.” From the Ploughman’s lunch in the field to the Power Lunch at the Four Seasons, where, with whom, and up…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
6 p.m.Artist Career Developement - Breakthrough
FREE - Doors open at 5:30 p.m. All of us struggle at one time or another with creative block. Inevitably striking at the worst moment, it can leave us feeling completely paralyzed. Take solace in knowing that you are not alone. It happens to every creative person and is an unavoidable part of the creative process. So what do top creative people do when they run into a block? When all seems hopeless, how do they get the ideas flowing again? In this panel discussion moderated by Alex Cornell, an…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
6 p.m.A Table for Two: My Journey in the Food & Beverage Industry
Melba Wilson of Melba’s Restaurant in Harlem talks about launching a successful NYC restaurant. Get a glimpse of her life experiences, as well as, helpful tips for surviving in the culinary/restaurateur world. To give a full perspective, Melba’s invited some of her friends to interject anecdotes during this can't miss presentation. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Healy HallAdults,
Businesspeople
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
6 p.m.Election Night 2012 Watch Party at the Schomburg
Let’s witness history together at the Schomburg’s 2012 Presidential Election Watch Party featuring special guest commentators, live music, and much more: Watch the live results on the big screen in the Langston Hughes Auditorium Help us live tweet the results: #schomburg2012 View our inspiring exhibitions: Visualizing Emancipation and Gordon Parks: 100 Moments Food and drinks will be available for purchase (provided by City Fusion)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Friday, November 9, 2012
6:30 p.m.Films at the Schomburg: Soul Food Junkies Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, November 15, 2012
1:15 p.m.A Salad Story: In the Beginning, long ago, there was Lettuce - Judith Weinraub
In conjunction with Lunch Hour: NYC - exhibit at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, until February 17, 2013 When given the opportunity to choose a subject for a series of global food histories, Judith Weinraub looked for something that hadn't already been written about extensively, such as chocolate or spices or salt. She chose Salads, not fully understanding how complicated the subjec was. Soon enough, she realized the difficulty of defining just what a salad is and has been throughout histor…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Monday, December 10, 2012
7 p.m.Yes, Chef: MARCUS SAMUELSSON in conversation with Paul Holdengräber
Marcus Samuelsson was only three years old when he, his mother, and his sister—all battling tuberculosis—walked seventy-five miles to a hospital in the Ethiopian capital city of Addis Adaba. Tragically, his mother succumbed to the disease shortly after she arrived, but Marcus and his sister recovered, and one year later they were welcomed into a loving middle-class family in Göteborg, Sweden. It was there that his new grandmother Helga sparked in him a lifelong passion for food and cooking with…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
7 p.m.Lunch Stories with Ian Frazier, Karen Russell, Danny Meyer, and Molly O'Neill
WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT. LAST MINUTE TICKETS MAY BECOME AVAILABLE THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT. IF YOU ARRIVE AT THE LIBRARY BEFORE 7PM ON THE 11TH YOUR NAME CAN BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST BUT WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOU A SEAT. Writers Ian Frazier and Karen Russell and restaurateur Danny Meyer tell favorite stories about lunch, with an introduction by Laura Shapiro and Rebecca Federman, the curators of the Library's current Lunch Hour NYC exhibition. Their conversation will…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
6 p.m.The First Few Bites
Jennifer Rabinowitz penned her first Little Black Book in 2003. The LBB was a snappy little food guide to the best in Manhattan. Nine years later with eight editions completed, a ninth one in the works and a novel that’s taking shape, Jen has an insatiable audience of thousands nationwide. In her first speaking engagement regarding the series, Jen will discuss growing up in a food obsessed household and how her passion for all things delicious has led her to indulge her readers with flavorful wr…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, January 24, 2013
1:30 p.m.From Hardtack to Sugar Wafers: How the Civil War Created the Industry for Dainty Biscuits
Cracker bakeries, sugar refineries, candy makers – New York had them all in 1861 when the Civil War began. Once the huge build up of troops began, it meant that many more supplies would be needed to feed them. New York’s robust cracker industry was already making thousands of pounds of hardbreads (the actual name of hardtack) for the city’s shipping industry, but with the start of the war, it meant they would have to ramp up production. With the U. S. government buying up every piece of hardb…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
6 p.m.Cabinet on Trial: A Magazine of No Qualities?
Listen to an audio recording of this event. Cabinet no. 46 (“Punishment”), Summer 2012For more than a decade, Cabinet has published essays and artist projects that have ranged far and wide in topic and tone. To some, this breadth of interests suggests an ethically grounded culture of curiosity about the world. For others, this eclecticism is merely the symptom of an undisciplined dilettantism that fails to engage the crucial issues of today. It is time for a reckoning! In connection with the lau…
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 8, 2013
12:30 p.m.Canceled
Researching Food in E-Resources: Scholarly Publications (Canceled)
Are you researching on a specific topic relating to food, foodways or food habits in different areas of the world? This class will cover skills and strategies that will enable you to find scholarly articles and publications relating to food through NYPL's e-resources.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers
Thursday, May 2, 2013
6 p.m.How To Start Your Own Food Truck!
Do you have a great recipe that everyone raves about? Are you interested in giving up your day job to take on the intrepid life of a food-trucker? Before you take out a second mortgage to finance your new truck, stop by this session to learn about life on the streets in NYC from the perspective of a street vendor. David Weber, author of The Food Truck Handbook, gives an overview of what it takes to start your own food truck. The discussion includes: The rise of Mobile Food Will food t…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
7 p.m.COOK IT RAW: DAVID CHANG & FRIENDS
In an evening inspired by the release of the book Cook it Raw, Momofuku's David Chang welcomes fellow chefs Massimo Bottura and Daniel Patterson for a conversation with Cook It Raw founder Alessandro Porcelli and moderated by journalist Lisa Abend. DAVID CHANG David Chang is the chef and founder of Momofuku, which includes restaurants in New York City, Sydney, and Toronto, and a bestselling cookbook by the same name. His quarterly print journal with Peter Meehan and McSweeney’s called Lucky P…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos Forum
Array
Adults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sunday, June 30, 2013
3 p.m.Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial Lecture & Award Ceremony
Women In Islam, Inc. celebrates the example and legacy of Dr. Betty Shabazz annually and recognize women, of all backgrounds and faiths, who demonstrate their unwavering and courageous dedication to helping others. The 12th Annual Lecture and Awards Ceremony honorees are: Dr. Betty Shabazz Award Honoree: Shirley Sherrod, Advocate for Civil Rights and Racial Healing, Author, The Courage to Hope: How I Stood Up to the Politics of Fear; Co-founder, The Sherrod Institute Compass Award Recipient…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, July 20, 2013
11 a.m.Harlem Book Fair 2013: New Voices, New Vision
Now in its 15th year, the Harlem Book Fair is the nation's largest African-American book festival. Televised annually by C-Span's BookTV and attended by thousands, the Harlem Book Fair features acclaimed authors, music, panel discussions, outdoor readings, food, writing, workshops, and more. Check harlembookfair.com for the complete schedule.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Friday, August 23, 2013
3 p.m.Dig into Reading: a Summer Reading Celebration!
"Let the wild rumpus start!" Join us for a "Wild Things" craft, food and prizes! It's a final party to close out all the great summer reading you've been doing! Don't forget to bring in a copy of your summer reading log. If you have not already done so, register at www.summerreading.org and select the Schwarzman Building. Participants may only attend the celebration at the library location where they are registered. For children of all ages. While you are in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Buildi…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Thursday, September 19, 2013
6 p.m.Straight Talk About Business Ownership & Franchising
Franchising today is a $2 trillion industry -- much more than fast food and retail. With over 3,100 national franchise models to choose from, you can do just about anything – from home tutoring to home cleaning. These businesses offer greater control over your time and lifestyle and provide a vehicle for building equity and wealth for the future. Tonight’s workshop is for individuals looking to explore business ownership Alan Goldberg discusses the pros and cons of franchising and will hel…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
7 p.m.Warren Buffett | Howard G. Buffett | Howard W. Buffett | Tom Brokaw
Watch, follow and share our LIVE Short on YouTube: http://goo.gl/maVKWZ Warren Buffett in 7 words*: Bargain hunter, value keeper, ukulele player, Chairman. Howard G. Buffett in 7 words*: An optimistic pessimist who farms and shoots. Howard W. Buffett in 7 words*: A regular guy with an amazing family. Tom Brokaw in 7 words*: Lucky if not wise married extremely well. * Great people in 7 Words: http://goo.gl/bl6HcF Three generations of philanthropists sit down to discuss business, charit…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Friday, November 1, 2013
11 a.m. Workforce1 CHIPOTLE! Recruiting Event
Attend our upcoming event and take the next step in your career! Screening & Interviewing candidates for team member positions!!! Workforce1 is excited to work with one of the most beloved and well-known brands in the county, CHIPOTLE! Let Workforce1 help you take the next step in your career. We have helped New Yorkers find jobs with hundreds of businesses in the accommodations and food services industries and can connect you with employers that are looking for employees like you. Please b…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 1Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Friday, November 8, 2013
11 a.m.Workforce1 Jersey Mike’s Subs, Macy’s, K-Mart and CVS Recruiting Event
Attend our upcoming event and take the next step in your career! Screening & Interviewing candidates for team member positions!!! Workforce1 is excited to work with Jersey Mike’s Subs, Macy’s, K-Mart and CVS! Let Workforce1 help you take the next step in your career. We have helped New Yorkers find jobs with hundreds of businesses in the retail and accommodations and food services industries and can connect you with employers that are looking for employees like you. Please bring two copies…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 1Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Friday, November 15, 2013
11 a.m.Workforce1 The Melt Shop and The Little Beet! Recruiting Event
Attend our upcoming event and take the next step in your career! Screening & Interviewing candidates for team member positions!!! Workforce1 is excited to work with The Melt Shop and The Little Beet! Let Workforce1 help you take the next step in your career.We have helped New Yorkers find jobs with hundreds of businesses in the accommodations and food services industries and can connect you with employers that are looking for employees like you. Please bring two copies of your resume and co…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 1Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Monday, November 18, 2013
7 p.m.Alice Waters | Kermit Lynch
Kermit Lynch in 7 words*: wine importer/musician, two books, four CDsAlice Waters in 7 words*: Restauratrice, forager, teacher, mother, romantic, purist, rebel* Great people in 7 Words: http://goo.gl/bl6HcF Acclaimed for their culinary works, Chez Panisse restaurateur Alice Waters and James Beard Award-winner and wine importer Kermit Lynch discuss their mutual interests in food, wine, and the impact on the environment.Berkeley, California has proven itself as one of the culinary capitals of the…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults
Friday, November 22, 2013
11 a.m.Workforce1 The Melt Shop and The Little Beet! Recruiting Event
Attend our upcoming event and take the next step in your career! Screening & Interviewing candidates for team member positions!!! Workforce1 is excited to work with The Melt Shop and The Little Beet! Let Workforce1 help you take the next step in your career.We have helped New Yorkers find jobs with hundreds of businesses in the accommodations and food services industries and can connect you with employers that are looking for employees like you. Please bring two copies of your resume and co…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 1Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Monday, November 25, 2013
11 a.m.Workforce1 The Melt Shop and The Little Beet! Recruiting Event
Attend our upcoming event and take the next step in your career! Screening & Interviewing candidates for team member positions!!! Workforce1 is excited to work with The Melt Shop and The Little Beet! Let Workforce1 help you take the next step in your career. We have helped New Yorkers find jobs with hundreds of businesses in the accommodations and food services industries and can connect you with employers that are looking for employees like you. Please bring two copies of your resume and…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 1Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Monday, December 9, 2013
11 a.m.Workforce1 CHIPOTLE! Recruiting Event
Attend our upcoming event and take the next step in your career! Screening & Interviewing candidates for team member positions!!! Workforce1 is excited to work with one of the most beloved and well-known brands in the county, CHIPOTLE! Let Workforce1 help you take the next step in your career. We have helped New Yorkers find jobs with hundreds of businesses in the accommodations and food services industries and can connect you with employers that are looking for employees like you. Please b…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 1Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Friday, December 13, 2013
11 a.m.Workforce1 Recruiting Event
Attend our upcoming event and take the next step in your career! Screening & Interviewing candidates for team member positions!!! Workforce1 is excited to workwith some of the most exciting and well known brands in the city! Let Workforce1 help you take the next step in your career. We have helped New Yorkers find jobs with hundreds of businesses in the accommodations and food services industries and can connect you with employers that are looking for employees like you. BR Guest Ho…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 1Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Monday, December 16, 2013
11 a.m. Workforce1 Recruiting Event
Attend our upcoming event and take the next step in your career! Screening & Interviewing candidates for team member positions!!! Workforce1 is excited to workwith some of the most exciting and well known brands in the city! Let Workforce1 help you take the next step in your career. We have helped New Yorkers find jobs with hundreds of businesses in the accommodations and food services industries and can connect you with employers that are looking for employees like you. BR Guest Ho…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 1Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Friday, December 20, 2013
11 a.m.Workforce1 Tim Hortons and Cold Stone Creamery Recruiting Event
Attend our upcoming event and take the next step in your career! Screening & Interviewing candidates for team member positions!!! Workforce1 is excited to work with two beloved and well-known brands, Tim Hortons and Cold Stone Creamery! Let Workforce1 help you take the next step in your career. We have helped New Yorkers find jobs with hundreds of businesses in the accommodations and food services industries and can connect you with employers that are looking for employees like you. Please…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 1Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Thursday, January 16, 2014
6 p.m.Franchising Program
Would you like to run a business of your own that will provide greater autonomy and independence, but are not sure how to find, or choose, the right business for you? FranNet’s John Armstrong explores the common myths and truths about franchising – it’s not just food and retail. The discussion includes:Ownership options, such as, professional advisory services, light manufacturing, home services and moreHow to safely research and select the right franchise for youHow to finance your busines…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
9 a.m.Single Stop / Government Benefits
Do you know you may qualify for over 40 government benefits?Food Stamps / Cash Assistance (PA, TANF, Safety Net) / Medicare / Medicaid Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) / Unemployment Insurance / Senior Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) / Emergency Assistance (“One Shot Deal”) /Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) / Safelink Cell Phone / And Many More!We also provide referrals to Legal, Financial, and Counseling Services within your community!Visit Us AtBronx LibraryCenter310 East Kingsbri…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Thursday, February 6, 2014
9 a.m.Single Stop / Government Benefits
Do you know you may qualify for over 40 government benefits?Food Stamps / Cash Assistance (PA, TANF, Safety Net) / Medicare / Medicaid Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) / Unemployment Insurance / Senior Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) / Emergency Assistance (“One Shot Deal”) /Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) / Safelink Cell Phone / And Many More!We also provide referrals to Legal, Financial, and Counseling Services within your community!Visit Us AtBronx LibraryCenter310 East Kingsbri…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
6 p.m.Modern Art Cookbook | Mary Ann Caws, Wayne Koestenbaum, Andrew F. Smith, Arezoo Moseni | Art and Food Series Event
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. A gift copy of the book is given to the first audience member asking a question at the end of the discussion. Author and food historian Andrew F. Smith and poet and cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum join author and art historian Mary Ann Caws for a conversation moderated by Arezoo Moseni, centering on the newly published The Modern Art Cookbook nominated for 2013 André Simon Food and Drink Award. Gustav Klimt, Garden Path with Chickens, 1916 They…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Friday, August 22, 2014
2 p.m.Summer Reading Challenge Open House
Join us for crafts, food and prizes! It's a final party to close out all the great summer reading you've been doing! Don't forget to bring in a copy of your summer reading log. Participants may only attend the celebration at the library location where they are registered. For children of all ages.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
6 p.m.Grafica della Strada | Louise Fili, Debbie Millman | Design and Style Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more than two decades, renowned graphic designer and self-described Italophile Louise Fili has traveled the cities and countryside of Italy cataloging the work of sign craftsmen in whose hands type takes on new life with a tantalizing menu of styles. Join Louise Fili as she shows off some of her favorite inspirations and signs: classical, eclectic, and Futurist; in gold leaf, marble, brass, wood, wrought iron, enamel, ceramic, and neon; painted, ca…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
6 p.m.Schmooze or Lose: Business/Social Events Are Not About Food and Booze
Social settings often intimidate otherwise accomplished professionals. Mary Mitchell discusses business event etiquette concerns such as, address introductions, handshakes, small talk, gender differences, and Miserable Moments - forgetting names, breaking into a group, alcohol protocol, and a host of others. You’ll be given an opportunity to practice these skills. Mary M. Mitchell is dedicated to helping individuals become more professional so that they can advance their careers. She is the…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
6 p.m.The Chef Says | Daniel Boulud, Amanda Cohen, Gabrielle Hamilton, Lisa Mamounas, Matt Sartwell, Nach Waxman | An Art and Food Series Event
FREE - South Court Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Great chefs are neither self-effacing nor meek. There’s no room for manners in the professional kitchen, where the slightest stumble can send an entire restaurant into the weeds. So it follows that even in quieter moments, what chefs have to say is always opinionated and always illuminating. Join Nach Waxman and Matt Sartwell, editors of the new book The Chef Says, for an engrossing panel discussion with some of New York’s most exciting foo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
12 noonMaira Kalman
Maira Kalman comes to Books at Noon to discuss her latest works, Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag and My Favorite Things. Maira Kalman is the author/illustrator of 18 children's books including What Pete Ate, Fireboat and Looking at Lincoln. Her most recent children's book is about the design collection of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag. She has curated an exhibit for the reopening of the Museum in December 2014. She has created illustrated editions of Strunk and White's The Elem…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
6 p.m.Taste Makers: Creatives in the Culinary Arts | Emilie Baltz, Amelia Coulter, Hannah Kirshner, Terri Lee, Shannon Mustipher, Emilia Terragni | Art and Food Series Event
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. From stylist to recipe developer, to photographer and designer, creative people shape our experiences with food. Moderators Hannah Kirshner and Terri Lee use art and design principles in their culinary work. Curious about how others blend these disciplines? Hannah and Terri have invited Emilie Baltz, Amelia Coulter, Shannon Mustipher, and Emilia Terragni to discuss careers that touch both food and art. From the dishes described to the paper it’s pr…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers
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