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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
6:30 p.m.Summer Poetry Reading with Stephen Burt, Michael Cirelli, and Amy Lawless
The Academy of American Poets closes its Summer Reading Series at the Stephen A, Schwarzman Building in the Margaret Liebman Berger Forum on Tuesday evening, September 10, 2013 with readings by poets Stephen Burt, Michael Cirelli, and Amy Lawless. Stephen Burt is a poet, literary critic, professor and author of eight books, including two poetry collections and two books of poetry criticism. His essay collection Close Calls with Nonsense (Graywolf Press, 2009) was a finalist for the National…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults
Monday, September 16, 2013
7 p.m.Literary Libations
Raise a glass to this year's Cullman Center Fellows with literary-inspired cocktails at The New York Public Library. The doors to the Cullman Center will be open to guests and welcome the 2013-2014 class of scholars, writers, and thinkers to their year-long fellowships. Monday, September 16 7:00 p.m. RSVP Required: younglions@nypl.org This is a private event held exclusively for Young Lions members. The Young Lions program is a special membership group for Library supporters in their 20s and…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
3:30 p.m.Citizen Cartography @NYPL: 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 (available at maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to digitize or "trace" important historical features from old maps. This means capturing boundaries, roads, and even building-level details including historical street addresses to create new public data sets of geographic information. The above image shows traced buildings on a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
6 p.m.Love Doll - Laurie Simmons, Glenn O’Brien - An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. Artist Laurie Simmons is joined by writer Glenn O’Brien to discuss various subjects including dolls and artifice, sexuality and identity, imagination and physicality, fetishism and the evolution of gender identities, archtypes and taboos, as well as the specific processes of taking photographs and making movies. Laurie Simmons, The Love Doll / Day 32 (Blue Geisha, Black & White Room), 2011 In 2009, Simmons opened a new chapter in her wor…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Monday, September 30, 2013
7 p.m.Jesmyn Ward in Conversation with William Jelani Cobb and Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Watch, follow and share our LIVE Short on YouTube: http://goo.gl/gso4TQ Jesmyn Ward in 7 words*: The wolf stalks; she shines the light.William Jelani Cobb in 7 words*: Queens born, Howard educated, father of one.Khalil Gibran Muhammad in 7 words*: I do history to teach and inspire.* Great people in 7 Words: http://goo.gl/bl6HcF LIVE welcomes back NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award finalist Jesmyn Ward, author of Where the Line Bleeds and the National Book Award-winner Salvage the Bones.Though perso…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers
Saturday, October 5, 2013
2:30 p.m.CHAMELEON: Music of Latin America
The ensemble will perform a variety of music from Latin America, spanning the 20th Century. The music is melodic, rhythmic, and full of energy and life. This music has roots in indigenous South American music with influences from Africa, Europe and North America, combining salon music and urban folk styles.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Friday, October 11, 2013
6 p.m.Special Tour Opportunity at The Morgan Library & Museum
Isaac Gewirtz, Curator of The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, will give a private tour of “Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul”, opening October 4 at The Morgan Library & Museum. Terror of the Soul explores Poe's poetry, fiction, and literary criticism, featuring items drawn primarily from the Morgan's holdings and Berg Collection at The New York Public Library. Friday, October 11, 2013 6:00 p.m. RSVP Required: conservators@nypl.org Capacity is e…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Saturday, October 12, 2013
2 p.m.The Children's Literary Salon - The ABC of IT: Curator Leonard S. Marcus in Conversation
Join Bank Street’s Center for Children’s Literature, Interim Director Jenny Brown as she interviews historian and critic Leonard S. Marcus and his assistant Patrick Kiley about their current NYPL exhibit and the importance of children’s literature as a whole. Leonard will be signing his book Show Me a Story: Why Picture Books Matter in the Library Shop following this event.More information on the exhibit can be found here.This event will be available as a Google+ Hangout. For more information…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
3:30 p.m.Citizen Cartography @NYPL: Building a Virtual Atlas of 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 (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 ti…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
6 p.m.Black Poetry Day with George Edward Tait
Black Poetry Day recognizes the contributions of Black Poets to American life and culture. October 17th is the official day of observance. This date was chosen in honor of the birth of the 1st published African-American Poet – Jupiter Hammon, born into slavery in 1711, probably in Long Island, NY. George Edward Tait insists that the poet must be a historian, journalist, and prophet. Named "The Poet Laureate of Afrikan Nationalism" by leaders of the nationalist community, Tait's poems and arti…
Countee Cullen LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thursday, October 17, 2013
6:30 p.m.Young Lions Conservators Salon with Alexander Maksik
Alexander Maksik will discuss his new novel, A Marker to Measure Drift. He is the author of You Deserve Nothing (2011) and has written for Best American Nonrequired Reading, Harper’s, Tin House, Harvard Review, The New York Times Magazine, Salon and Narrative Magazine. Thursday, October 17, 2013 6:30 p.m. RSVP Required: younglions@nypl.org The Young Lions "Conservators Salon" series is held exclusively for our Young Lions Conservators members giving $750 and above. Twice a year, you will be in…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
6 p.m.Citizen Cartography @NYPL: 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 (available at maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to digitize or "trace" important historical features from old maps. This means capturing boundaries, roads, and even building-level details including historical street addresses to create new public data sets of geographic information. The above image shows traced buildings on a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Friday, October 25, 2013
7 p.m.Lorrie Moore: "Watching Television"
Lorrie Moore in 7 words*: Making it up as she goes along.* Great people in 7 Words: http://goo.gl/bl6HcF Lorrie Moore presents the annual Robert B. Silvers lecture, entitled “Watching Television.”Moore examines some of the connections and disconnections from stage to page to theatre to screen to small screen -- with an emphasis on what seems to be happening currently with narrative on the small screen. Expect a free-wheeling and highly personal contemplation of storytelling and how it has lande…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Saturday, November 2, 2013
2 p.m.The Children's Literary Salon: The Art of the Great Picture Book Read-Aloud
As anyone who works with children's books will tell you, writing a picture book is one thing. But writing a picture book that can entrance large groups of kids? That takes talent. Three author/illustrators highly skilled in the world of read-alouds will contribute to a panel discussion of the highs and lows of creating small masterpieces for the youngest of readers. Join Peter Brown, Steve Light, and Sergio Ruzzier for a scintillating talk.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers,
Early Childhood Educators,
K-12 Educators,
Teachers
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
6 p.m.Citizen Cartography @NYPL: Building a Virtual Atlas of 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 (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 ti…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
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
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
6 p.m.The Children's Literary Salon: Cross-Cultural Children's Literature - Picture Books Beyond Words
Join French author/illustrator Marc Boutavant and American author/illustrator Carin Berger in a conversation with Leonard Marcus that touches on the similarities and differences of the American/French children's publishing experience.A wildly sought-after, award-winning author and illustrator, Marc Boutavant is not only a talented book creator, but a regular contributor of editorial illustrations to international newspapers and magazines as well. He is best known for his book Around the World W…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumBook Lovers,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
3:30 p.m.Citizen Cartography @NYPL: 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 (available at maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to digitize or "trace" important historical features from old maps. This means capturing boundaries, roads, and even building-level details including historical street addresses to create new public data sets of geographic information. The above image shows traced buildings on a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
6 p.m.Citizen Cartography @NYPL: 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 (available at maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to digitize or "trace" important historical features from old maps. This means capturing boundaries, roads, and even building-level details including historical street addresses to create new public data sets of geographic information. The above image shows traced buildings on a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Saturday, December 7, 2013
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon - Inseparable Companions: Dolls and Their Influence in Children's Literature
As influential as dolls have been in the lives of children, their presence has been equally felt in the great works of children’s literature. Our distinguished panel looks into the history of dolls in America and traces the importance not only on the page but in their own lives as well. Join Krystyna Poray Goddu, Laura Godwin, Yona McDonough, Ann Martin, and Christy Ottaviano for the ultimate doll discussion.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers,
Early Childhood Educators,
K-12 Educators,
Teachers
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
6 p.m.Winter 2013 Curator's Choice - Schomburg Collects WPA Artists 1935-1943
For donors $100 or more Join the Schomburg Society for a special behind-the-scenes look at Schomburg Collects: WPA Artists 1935-1943. Spend the evening hearing about the collection from our curators, followed by a walk through of the exhibition itself. Schomburg Collects: WPA Aritists higlights the work of visual, literary and performing black artists. It presents Arturo Schomburg's committment to establish and preserve a black art collection as well as the artists's responses to America's racia…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureNYPL Supporters
7 p.m.Ann Patchett | Elizabeth Gilbert
Watch, follow and share our LIVE Short on YouTube: http://goo.gl/ENHl2r Ann Patchett in 7 Words:*Ann Patchett is friends with Liz GilbertElizabeth Gilbert in 7 Words:*Always had passion. Had to learn patience.* Great people in 7 Words: http://goo.gl/bl6HcF Two of Time Magazine’s most influential people in the world, Ann Patchett and Elizabeth Gilbert come together on the occasion of their new books.When Gilbert and Patchett - whose latest works are the novel The Signature of All Things and a co…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers
Thursday, December 12, 2013
1:15 p.m.Reading Catherine of Siena : Women's Devotion in Medieval England
Catherine of Siena was a remarkably popular saint in medieval England, although she has long been overshadowed by her more popular namesake, Catherine of Alexandria. In this talk I would like to look at one particular manuscript, Harley 2409, which contains two long passages concerning Catherine taken from two very different sources. I will show how a medieval scribe has effectively created a new text by clipping and combining disparate elements to make one cohesive narrative for his readers, di…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
7 p.m.Toni Morrison | Junot Díaz
Watch, follow and share our LIVE Short on YouTube: http://goo.gl/DisUcsToni Morrison in Seven Words: "Two eyes, one tongue searching for beauty."Junot Díaz in Seven Words: "The poor immigrant kid in the library." LIVE closes the Fall 2013 season with a conversation between 2013 Library Lion Junot Díaz and the writer who most influenced him, Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison."I think the most sustained love of mine," Díaz has said, "the one that’s carried me through all these years, is my relation…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers
Friday, December 13, 2013
6:30 p.m.Young Lion Conservators Salon with Hilton Als
In his new book of essays, White Girls, New Yorker cultural critic Hilton Als says what few people want to admit: "The issue of racial loyalty is a tricky one, and largely specious if you knew the colored people we knew." Join us for this salon as poet and Yale professor Elixabeth Alexander speaks with Als about his deeply personal and theoretical look at race, gender, sexuality, and their knotted history. Friday, December 13, 2013 6:30 p.m. RSVP Required: younglions@nypl.org This event is open…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
3:30 p.m.Citizen Cartography @NYPL: Building a Virtual Atlas of 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 (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 ti…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thursday, January 2, 2014
4 p.m.Global Partners Junior: Literary Cities
Literary Cities, focuses on creative writing and digital storytelling in cities around the world. Children will explore issues unique to cities by looking at literature, interviewing local residents, and by writing fictional stories inspired by individuals that have worked to improve their communities. New York City and international classes will collaborate on the same curriculum, sharing insights through blogs, video chats, and online discussions. Participants will develop critical technology…
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Saturday, January 4, 2014
10 a.m.Memoirs OutLOUD: Creative Writing Workshop
Please come join us for to this Memoirs OutLOUD creative writing studio at the St. George Library Center and tap into your memories and experiences in a friendly and welcoming environment. Many participants are just beginning to write for the first time, while others are somewhat more experienced. At each session, a different writing challenge will be explored. Participants can read their work to one another for comments, ideas and fun.This Memoirs OutLOUD creative writing workshop is conducte…
St. George Library CenterAdults
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon: Common Core and Other Delightful Happenstances
Do the words "Common Core" cause you to shiver to the marrow of your bones? Exorcise your demons with this charming panel of CCSS experts as they pick apart what it means for nonfiction and picture books, and make it easier for everyone. A talk with Marcie Colleen, Picture Book Month's Education Consultant, Daryl Grabarek, editor of SLJ's Curriculum Connections, and Amie Wright, the Joint Library School Pilot Selection Program Supervisor of BookOps.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers,
Early Childhood Educators,
K-12 Educators,
Teachers
Monday, January 6, 2014
6:30 p.m.New York Writers Workshop presents: How to Write About Your Life with Donna Minkowitz
New York Writers Workshop presents: How to Write About Your Life with Donna Minkowitz Memoir writers sometimes worry whether their experiences are universal enough to interest others. But though people's lives can differ greatly, human feelings and needs are universal. We'll explore ways to use emotion, our five senses, and creative insight to craft memoir pieces any reader can identify with. On-line Registration opens on 12/29/2014 at 6:00 pm. Donna Minkowitz has taught memoir writing sin…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
4 p.m.Clone of Global Partners Junior: Literary Cities
Literary Cities, focuses on creative writing and digital storytelling in cities around the world. Children will explore issues unique to cities by looking at literature, interviewing local residents, and by writing fictional stories inspired by individuals that have worked to improve their communities. New York City and international classes will collaborate on the same curriculum, sharing insights through blogs, video chats, and online discussions. Participants will develop critical technology…
Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Friday, January 10, 2014
6 p.m.Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) Application Assistance Workshop
2014 Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) Artist Award Interested in applying for a BRIO? This workshop will take you through the guidelines and application process.ABOUT BRIOBronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) provides support for the artistic development of individuals creating works of literary, media, performing, and visual arts in the Bronx. A total of 25 BRIO grants of $3,000 each will be awarded to individual artists residing in the Bronx. BRIO award winners must complete a one-time public servic…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
5:30 p.m.Ottendorfer Book Club
Our January Book Club selection is In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson. Meet William E. Dodd, who became the ambassador to Germany in 1933, and his scandalous daughter, Martha. While Ambassador Dodd runs the embassy with a frugality that annoys others in the state department, his daughter is mesmerized by Berlin's salon society.Join us for a good discusion and great company. Copies are available at the circulation desk or request your…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
6 p.m.Citizen Cartography @NYPL: Discovering Local Histories
Discover the microhistories of the neighborhoods and streets where you live, work and play! This workshop will get you oriented with the set of a powerful new research tools the Library has developed (available at maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to add valuable geographic context to and capture important historical features from old maps. You will use the tools to explore the past lives of familiar areas and begin to build local histories. The above image shows a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
4 p.m.Clone of Global Partners Junior: Literary Cities
Literary Cities, focuses on creative writing and digital storytelling in cities around the world. Children will explore issues unique to cities by looking at literature, interviewing local residents, and by writing fictional stories inspired by individuals that have worked to improve their communities. New York City and international classes will collaborate on the same curriculum, sharing insights through blogs, video chats, and online discussions. Participants will develop critical technology…
Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thursday, January 16, 2014
4 p.m.Global Partners Junior: Literary Cities
Literary Cities, focuses on creative writing and digital storytelling in cities around the world. Children will explore issues unique to cities by looking at literature, interviewing local residents, and by writing fictional stories inspired by individuals that have worked to improve their communities. New York City and international classes will collaborate on the same curriculum, sharing insights through blogs, video chats, and online discussions. Participants will develop critical technology…
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
6:30 p.m.Young Lion Conservators Salon with Ben Marcus
Writer and essayist Ben Marcus, known for his unexpected combinations of words and his brilliantly funny descriptions, chats about his new book of stories, Leaving the Sea, with popular novelist, Nell Freudenberger. Both of these celebrated writers are recipients of the Whiting Award for Fiction and the Guggenheim fellowships. Thursday, January 16, 2014 6:30 p.m. RSVP Required: younglions@nypl.org This event is open to Young Lion Conservators and above. Three to four times a year, you will be i…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Friday, January 17, 2014
2:15 p.m.Subversive Shaw: An Introduction to the Life and Works of George Bernard Shaw
Under the cloak of sublime comedy, Shaw sought to expose the hypocrisy of Victorian society and morality. He was the author of some sixty plays (including Pygmalion, Major Barbara, and Caesar and Cleopatra), prefaces which were sometimes longer than the plays themselves, five novels, music and theatre criticism, innumerable socialist pamphlets and political tracts, and several thousand letters. This presentation will explore the life and work of this brilliant, witty, and subversive literary f…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Saturday, January 18, 2014
10 a.m.Memoirs OutLOUD: Creative Writing Workshop
Please come join us for to this Memoirs OutLOUD creative writing studio at the St. George Library Center and tap into your memories and experiences in a friendly and welcoming environment. Many participants are just beginning to write for the first time, while others are somewhat more experienced. At each session, a different writing challenge will be explored. Participants can read their work to one another for comments, ideas and fun.This Memoirs OutLOUD creative writing workshop is conducte…
St. George Library CenterAdults
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
6 p.m.Citizen Cartography @NYPL: Exploring New York's Past and Present
Explore New York's past and present! This workshop will explore and uncover New York's foregone eras and 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 M…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
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