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TimeEventLocationAudience
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
5:30 p.m.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
Sunday, February 12, 2012
1:30 p.m.New York Opera Forum presents "Faust"
The New York Opera Forum presents a concert version of Charles Gounod's Faust. About NYOF: New York Opera Forum was founded by Richard Nechamkin in 1983 to give classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform standard operatic repertoire in the original languages. Complete operas are performed in concert with piano accompaniment. http://www.nyoperaforum.com
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
9 a.m.Being Discovered: Native Americans and Henry Hudson
EVAN HAEFELI, Instructor Using the famous case of Henry Hudson’s ‘discovery of New York,’ the seminar will reflect on this crucial moment in American history. We will use primary and secondary sources, both European and indigenous, to build perspectives on this foundational experience and illustrate how interpretations of the past belong to our present. Evan Haefeli teaches history at Columbia University. He is working on a book that draws on the diversity of peoples, languages, beliefs, and pol…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumTeachers,
K-12 Educators
Sunday, April 15, 2012
7 p.m.Talks at the Schomburg: Alexander McCall Smith
Don't miss Alexander McCall Smith, author of the beloved bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, for his ONLY Manhattan appearance to discuss his new novel, The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection. Join McCall Smith for a wide-ranging discussion about his life and work. Smith's Ladies' Detective Agency series has been translated into 45 languages and has sold over 20 million copies worldwide! Moderated by writer Akhil Sharma. This event is part of a new…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
5:30 p.m.English Conversation Program for Speakers of Other Languages Spring 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, April 17, 2012, 5:30 p.m. (continuing/referral students at 5:00). Groups meet Tuesdays 6:30-…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
5:30 p.m.Writing Russia: Voices of the Cutting Edge of Russian Literature Open Up About Truth and Transformation in their Contentious and Volatile Country
Writing Russia: Voices of the Cutting Edge of Russian Literature Open Up About Truth and Transformation in their Contentious and Volatile Country Part of the Festival of Russian Arts 2012 Leonard Lopate will host the second major event at the NYPL to feature Russia's newest literary voices as they read from their award-winning works and answer questions about the truth and transformation they are part of in changing Russia. What is it like for writers facing the political and social complexity o…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
5:30 p.m.Shattered Icons: The Demise of Heroes in America and Russia
Shattered Icons: The Demise of Heroes in America and Russia Part of the Festival of Russian Arts 2012 Can heroes survive in our world of dubious celebrities, in a cynical, everyday world with at least two sides to every flawed argument and a debunking for every icon? The demise of the Hero is as poignant for Russia as for America; in fact, Russians may feel the loss still more acutely than we do. How are Russia's heroes, and the loss of those heroes, surprisingly similar and surprisingly diffe…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Saturday, June 2, 2012
2 p.m.The Cutting Edge of the Pen: Martin Amis and Olga Slavonika
The Cutting Edge of the Pen: Martin Amis and Olga Slavonika Part of the Festival of Russian Arts 2012 Come witness a meeting of literary luminaries from starkly different worlds – West and East, the English-speaking world and the Russian-speaking. Those worlds, so recently opposed and alien to one another, now appear to be converging – but at what point do they meet? Martin Amis and Olga Slavnikova are known for their instantly recognizable language and inventive literary structures. They wield…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, June 21, 2012
3:15 p.m.Global Business News & More using Factiva
Search 9,000 publications 118 countries in 22 languages. Explore Factiva's worldwide content. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
1:15 p.m.Immigrant Artists and Their Studios in New York City, 1930s-1940s
Francesca Canadé Sautman is a Professor in the Department of Romance Languages at Hunter College of the City University of New York. She has published books and articles mostly in medieval and early modern studies, and has also written on Italian American culture. She will speak about the cultural life of immigrant artists’ studios in New York City in the 1930s and 1940s. This talk evokes the vibrant world of immigrant and first-generation American artists from the 1920s to the 1930s and 1940s…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Friday, July 20, 2012
1:15 p.m.Global Business News & More using Factiva
Search 9,000 publications 118 countries in 22 languages. Explore Factiva's worldwide content. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Monday, July 30, 2012
9 a.m.Liberating Constraints: A Creative Writing Workshop
THIS IS A WEEK-LONG SEMINAR (MONDAY JULY 30 - FRIDAY AUGUST 3) RIVKA GALCHEN, Instructor Shakespeare wrote soliloquies in iambic pentameter; Freud composed some of the 20th century’s best writing in the form of medical case histories; Elvis turned gospel into rock ’n roll; and Dr. Seuss wrote Green Eggs and Ham on a bet that he could write a book using just fifty different words. A narrow passage allows the wind to whistle-- at least sometimes! We’ll read texts by Kobo Abe, Roberto Bolaño, Antho…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & WritersTeachers,
K-12 Educators
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
3:15 p.m.Global Business News & More using Factiva
Search 9,000 publications 118 countries in 22 languages. Explore Factiva's worldwide content. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
6:30 p.m.Chinese (Mandarin) Basic Conversation Level II
Learn Chinese (Mandarin) Basic Conversation Level II! Prior Chinese language experience is required. Learn using the Mango Languages database on the New York Public Library website. First session: Introduction and orientation to the Mango Languages program. In the following sessions the native speaking instructor reinforces and practices material covered in the Mango lessons. Accurate pronunciation is emphasized. Tuesdays September 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th October 2nd, 23rd, 30th November 6th…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
6:30 p.m.Chinese (Mandarin) Basic Conversation Level II
Learn Chinese (Mandarin) Basic Conversation Level II! Prior Chinese language experience is required. Learn using the Mango Languages database on the New York Public Library website. First session: Introduction and orientation to the Mango Languages program. In the following sessions the native speaking instructor reinforces and practices material covered in the Mango lessons. Accurate pronunciation is emphasized. Tuesdays September 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th October 2nd, 23rd, 30th November 6th…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Friday, September 21, 2012
1:15 p.m.Global Business News & More Using Factiva
Search 9,000 publications 118 countries in 22 languages. Explore Factiva's worldwide content. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
6:30 p.m.Chinese (Mandarin) Basic Conversation Level II
Learn Chinese (Mandarin) Basic Conversation Level II! Prior Chinese language experience is required. Learn using the Mango Languages database on the New York Public Library website. First session: Introduction and orientation to the Mango Languages program. In the following sessions the native speaking instructor reinforces and practices material covered in the Mango lessons. Accurate pronunciation is emphasized. Tuesdays September 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th October 2nd, 23rd, 30th November 6th…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Saturday, September 29, 2012
10:30 a.m.Endangered Language Fair
The Ethnic Services Round Table of the New York Library Association, the Endangered Language Alliance, and the New York Public Library join forces to raise awareness about minority languages in danger. Attendees will learn why small languages matter and what efforts are being made to preserve them, besides hearing about several languages throughout the world from speakers involved in preserving—and celebrating—them. Wondering about smaller languages of the Americas, such as Ojibwe and Garifuna?…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
College/Graduate School Educators
Monday, October 1, 2012
7 p.m.Winter Journal: PAUL AUSTER in conversation with Paul Holdengräber
“Speak now before it is too late, and then hope to go on speaking until there is nothing more to be said. Time is running out, after all. Perhaps it is just as well to put aside your stories for now and try to examine what it has felt like to live inside this body from the first day you can remember being alive until this one. A catalogue of sensory data. What one might call a phenomenology of breathing.” --Paul Auster, Winter Journal Facing his sixty-forth winter, novelist Paul Auster decides…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
3:15 p.m.Global Business News & More Using Factiva
Search 9,000 publications 118 countries in 22 languages. Explore Factiva's worldwide content. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
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
Thursday, November 15, 2012
3:15 p.m.Global Business News & More Using Factiva
Search 9,000 publications 118 countries in 22 languages. Explore Factiva's worldwide content. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Saturday, November 17, 2012
2 p.m.New Literature from Europe - Artistic Fictions / Fictional Artists Panel Discussion
Moderated by Marek Bartelic. New Literature from Europe is an annual literary festival organized by eight European national institutes of culture in collaboration with leading cultural institutions in New York. Each year the organizers choose a theme ranging from crime fiction to cookbooks, the graphic novel to meditations on war and the ghosts of history. The ninth annual New Literature from Europe festival asks why European writers are writing about art, about artists, and about the art world…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
Monday, December 17, 2012
3:15 p.m.Global Business News & More Using Factiva
Search 9,000 publications 118 countries in 22 languages. Explore Factiva's worldwide content. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Thursday, January 17, 2013
3:15 p.m.Global Business News & More Using Factiva
Search 9,000 publications 118 countries in 22 languages. Explore Factiva's worldwide content. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Monday, February 11, 2013
3:15 p.m.Global Business News & More Using Factiva
Search 9,000 publications 118 countries in 22 languages. Explore Factiva's worldwide content. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Thursday, March 21, 2013
3:15 p.m.Global Business News & More Using Factiva
Search 9,000 publications 118 countries in 22 languages. Explore Factiva's worldwide content. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Monday, April 8, 2013
3:15 p.m.Global Business News & More Using Factiva
Search 9,000 publications 118 countries in 22 languages. Explore Factiva's worldwide content. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
7 p.m.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
Friday, May 31, 2013
1:15 p.m.Global Business News & More Using Factiva
Search 9,000 publications 118 countries in 22 languages. Explore Factiva's worldwide content. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Saturday, June 8, 2013
2 p.m.Salute St. Petersburg! Ten years later! A Theatrical Tribute.
World Languages Collection and Dialogue Literary Theater present Salute St. Petersburg! 10 years later! A Theatrical Tribute. Join us as we celebrate the 310th anniversary of one of the most alluring cities in the world. Program participants: Actors: Yelena Solovey, Svetlana Kifa, Rustem Galitch, Inna Yesilevskaya, Sergei Pobedinski, Natasha Romanova, Sergey Gordeev, Snezhana Chernova. Directed by Irina Volkovich Program will be conducted predominantly in Russian FREE ADMISSION…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Monday, June 24, 2013
3:15 p.m.Global Business News & More Using Factiva
Search 9,000 publications 118 countries in 22 languages. Explore Factiva's worldwide content. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
3:15 p.m.Global Business News & More Using Factiva
Search 9,000 publications 118 countries in 22 languages. Explore Factiva's worldwide content. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Thursday, September 5, 2013
3:15 p.m.Global Business News & More Using Factiva
Search 9,000 publications 118 countries in 22 languages. Explore Factiva's worldwide content. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
7 p.m.Margaret Atwood | Carl Hiaasen
Watch, follow and share our LIVE Short on YouTube: http://goo.gl/1RgrSk Margaret Atwood in 7 words*: Short, oddly-haired, canoe-paddling, non-teenaged, curious itinerant wordsmith.Carl Hiaasen in 7 words*: Newspaper columnist. Novelist. Nordic pessimist. Snake handler.* Great people in 7 Words: http://goo.gl/bl6HcF To open the Fall 2013 season, Margaret Atwood, author of the Oryx and Crake trilogy, will be joined in conversation by novelist and columnist Carl Hiaasen, whose most recent work is…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers
Thursday, September 19, 2013
7 p.m.John Ashbery |Timothy Donnelly | Adam Fitzgerald - Moderated by Robert Polito
Watch, follow and share our LIVE Short on YouTube: http://goo.gl/GKTEK6 Timothy Donnelly in 7 words*: With the lights out, it's less dangerous.Adam Fitzgerald in 7 words*: The New Jersey of contemporary American poetry.John Ashbery in 7 words*: There's a message for you. Who, me?Robert Polito in 7 words*: Dorchester, Quincy, Cambridge, Manhattan, and Michigan Avenue....* Great people in 7 Words: http://goo.gl/bl6HcF Three generations of poets come together to trace the arc of modernism in poetr…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
5:30 p.m.English Conversation Program for Speakers of Other Languages Fall 2013 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 www.org/events/classes/english-converation Groups meet Tuesdays 6:30 - 7:30pm This Program is made possible by New York Cares an…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)Adults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Monday, October 7, 2013
3:15 p.m.Global Business News & More Using Factiva
Search 9,000 publications 118 countries in 22 languages. Explore Factiva's worldwide content. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Monday, November 4, 2013
3:15 p.m.Global Business News & More Using Factiva
Search 9,000 publications 118 countries in 22 languages. Explore Factiva's worldwide content. Seating is limited and is on a first come, first seated basis.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults,
Job Seekers
Saturday, November 9, 2013
2 p.m.Historical Romance: Boris Pasternak, Olga Ivinskaya, and the Birth of Doctor Zhivago
According to many, literary translator and poet Olga Ivinskaya was the muse behind Lara in Boris Pasternak's magnum opus Doctor Zhivago. Pasternak and Ivinskaya themselves have been the inspiration for two full-length plays: Irina Volkovich's literary Russian-language The Candle Burned and Scott C. Sickles' English-language Lightning from Heaven. Historical Romance presents scenes from both pieces in both languages – performed, respectively, by the Literary Theater Dialogue and members of WorkSh…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
Teachers
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