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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
7 p.m.Encyclopedia of a Life in Russia
We are no longer accepting reservations for this event. There will be a stand-by line on the night of the program for guests without a reservation. There is no guarantee seats will become available. The former Cullman Center fellows José Manuel Prieto and Esther Allen talk with Keith Gessen about Prieto’s new novel, which Allen translated. José Manuel Prieto was born in Havana and spent several years as an engineer in the Soviet Union before becoming a writer. A novelist, translator, and essayi…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Friday, February 15, 2013
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,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
5:30 p.m.Citizen Cartography Workshop: Building a Virtual Atlas
Help NYPL build the geospatial library of the future! This workshop will get you oriented with the a set of tools the Library has developed (available at maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to add valuable geographic context to old maps. The workshop will focus on the core activity of the website: georectification, or "warping" maps. This means overlaying digital images of historic maps onto a contemporary digital map (similar to Google Maps), transforming them into til…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
6 p.m.Artifex Press - Jim Dine, David Grosz, Sara Davidson - 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 digital…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Saturday, March 2, 2013
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon: Diversity and the State of the Children's Book
Zetta Elliott, Sofia Quintero, Connie Hsu and others discuss the issues surrounding diversity in 21st century books for youth.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
Teachers
Thursday, March 7, 2013
1:15 p.m.The Web That Wasn't: Forgotten Forebears of the Internet
If the history of technology teaches us anything, it is that the best technology does not always win. Today, the World Wide Web has become the dominant platform for transmitting knowledge across the globe. But in the years leading up to Tim Berners-Lee's world-changing invention, several pioneering information scientists were exploring a wide range of other concepts that resembled - and in some ways surpassed - the Web as we know it today. What lessons can we learn from these alternative tech…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
6 p.m.Dominique Nahas, Margaret Evangeline, Jonathan Goodman, Jennie Lamensdorf - Sabachthani - Art and Literature Series Event
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. Artist Margaret Evangeline, poet and art writer Jonathan Goodman, art critic Dominique Nahas and curator Jennie Lamensdorf discuss art’s potential to mirror social issues without subverting the aesthetic nature of art making. Under discussion is Evangeline’s work Sabachthani, reflective of concerns around her son’s third deployment in Iraq in light of Simone Weill’s 1940 essay “The Iliad or the Poem of Force.” Evangeline’s Southern heritage and exposu…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Saturday, March 23, 2013
12 noonChildren's Literary Salon: The Alternative Children's Library
Join a panel discussion highlighting librarians who work in alternative children's library spaces. Features Public Services Librarian Leah High of The Nolen and Watson Libraries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Librarian Jennifer K. Hanley-Leonard of The New York Society Library, Children's Librarian Allie Bruce of the Bank Street College of Education, and Events and Library Coordinator Ayanna Coleman of the Children’s Book Council Library.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
Teachers
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
5:30 p.m.Citizen Cartography Workshop: Building a Virtual Atlas
Help NYPL build the geospatial library of the future! This workshop will get you oriented with the a set of tools the Library has developed (available at maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to add valuable geographic context to old maps. The workshop will focus on the core activity of the website: georectification, or "warping" maps. This means overlaying digital images of historic maps onto a contemporary digital map (similar to Google Maps), transforming them into til…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
7 p.m.The Joanna Jackson Goldman Memorial Lectures in American Civilization and Government: HIDDEN, THE HISTORY OF SECRECY
The Joanna Jackson Goldman Memorial Lecture on American Civilization and Government This biannual lecture series at The New York Public Library, established by the Estate of the historian Eric F. Goldman in honor of his wife, aims to encourage provocative comment and analysis concerning contemporary issues of deep, long-term significance for American democracy. We are no longer accepting reservations for these events. There will be a stand-by line on the night of each program for guests witho…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium50+,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
7 p.m.Celebrating 50 Years of The New York Review of Books. The Future of Literary Journalism: A Conversation with Ian Buruma, Andrew Delbanco, Alma Guillermoprieto, and Zoë Heller, moderated by Robert Silvers and Joseph Lelyveld
We are no longer accepting reservations for this event. There will be a stand-by line on the night of the program for guests without a reservation. There is no guarantee seats will become available. Noted contributors to the Review honor its essential place in contemporary culture. This event, a co-presentation with The New York Review of Books, will take place in the Celeste Bartos Forum. The founding editor (with Barbara Epstein) of The New York Review of Books in 1963, Robert Silvers has edi…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
College/Graduate School Educators
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
6:30 p.m.Young Lions Conservators Salon with David Gilbert
In conversation with editor and author David Ebershoff, David Gilbert will speak about his soon-to-be published novel & Sons which explores the lives of two interconnected New York families. Tuesday, April 16, 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 invited to read highly anticipated books and meet renowned authors in intimate se…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
6:30 p.m.Roots and Stars: Prayer Spears
Join us as we explore multiple expressions of one of the highest mandates of faith: to fight for justice and build community. Professor Kwesi Amoa discusses the establishment and use of the Akan Cultural Center Onipa Abusia in Queens New York. Choreographer, Sduduzo Ka-Mbili, describes the efforts of his Sangoma father and Christian mother to defeat apartheid and build community in a New South Africa. Roots and Stars is CCCADI's salon series dedicating to illuminating black spiritual genius an…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Thursday, April 18, 2013
1:15 p.m. The Mystery of "The Phoenix and Turtle": Discovering Shakespeare's "Lost" Masterpiece - Shakespeare Week IV
In 1601, at the height of his career, Shakespeare wrote a 67-line untitled elegy - now frequently known as "The Phoenix and Turtle"- that has been praised as highly as anything he wrote, while, at the same time, remaining almost entirely neglected by biographers, literary critics, scholars, and the general public. Why then, since the end of the nineteenth century, have some of Shakespeare's closest readers recurrently called it one of his "best" and most "beautiful" poems? This lecture conside…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Saturday, April 20, 2013
1:15 p.m.Poetic Afterlife: Contemporary Poets Re-imagine Shakespeare : A Poetry Reading - Shakespeare Week VI
with Heather Dubrow, Roger Sedarat, Tom Sleigh, Lee Upton and BJ Ward Heather Dubrow, John D. Boyd, SJ, Chair in the Poetic Imagination at Fordham University, is the author of a collection of poems entitled Forms and Hollows, two chapbooks, and poetry in such journals as Prairie Schooner, Southern Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review. Wearing her other hat as a literary critic, she has published six scholarly books, including two on Shakespeare, and an edition of As You Like It. She is Direct…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
6:30 p.m.Conservators Forum - Proust: The Literary Legacy
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the publication of Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past, a panel of literary luminaries, including Maira Kalman, Sam Tanenhaus, and Caroline Weber, will discuss the impact of the legendary author and his book. Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Reception 6:30 p.m. Program 7 p.m. RSVP Required: conservators@nypl.org This private event is held exclusively for Conservators and Young Lions Conservators members giving $750 and above. For more information about t…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
5:30 p.m.Citizen Cartography Workshop: Building a Virtual Atlas
Help NYPL build the geospatial library of the future! This workshop will get you oriented with the a set of tools the Library has developed (available at maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to add valuable geographic context to old maps. The workshop will focus on the core activity of the website: georectification, or "warping" maps. This means overlaying digital images of historic maps onto a contemporary digital map (similar to Google Maps), transforming them into til…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
6 p.m.Children's Literary Salon: Talks on Contemporary Children's Illustration
Olivier Tallec and Oliver Jeffers are both avid world travelers and illustrators whose bold and colorful children’s books are bestsellers in the US. Join them for an animated conversation moderated by Pamela Paul, Children's Book Editor of the New York Times Book Review. This event presented in conjunction with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy series: Picture This! Conversations with illustrators from Paris and NY.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers
Saturday, May 4, 2013
1 p.m.Children's Literary Salon: Reaching the Reluctant Reader - 21st Century Techniques
Join author Sue Stauffacher (Donuthead, Bessie Smith and the Night Riders, Tillie the Terrible Swede, etc.) and 7th Grade English teacher Andrew Hendricks (Mott Hall III) as they discuss Wireman, a comic and literacy tool designed specifically to engage older readers.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
Teachers
Thursday, May 16, 2013
1:15 p.m.The Theatre of Naturalsim : Disappearing Acts
The impact of naturalism, a literary approach invented by Zola and especially significant in the field of the novel through his American “disciples” Crane, Norris, and Dreiser, is well acknowledged and recognized. Not so well recognized, but equally important, is naturalistic theatre: this was a style that also originated with Zola, but its progeny was more international and its significance more radical and insurrectionary than in the less “spectacular” genre of fiction. The Theatre of Natura…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
6 p.m.A Swarm, a Flock, a Host - Mark Doty, Darren Waterston - An Art and Literature Series Event with an Accompanying Exhibtion
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. In this event National Book Award-winning poet Mark Doty and prominent artist Darren Waterston have an in-depth discussion about their stunning new book, A Swarm, a Flock, a Host: A Compendium of Creatures. Twelve original prints, created by Waterston for the book, are on exhibit during this event. Darren Waterston, intaglio print with aquatint. Plate IX from A Swarm, A Flock, A Host: A Compendium of Creatures, 2012. Courtesy of Fine Arts Museums of S…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Monday, June 3, 2013
6 p.m.The Literary Society presents The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
The Literary Society continues the tradition of African-American literary societies formed in the 1880's to encourage reading and education in African-American communities. Founded in Harlem in 1982, The Literary Society, a book discussion group of 50 members, meets monthly to discuss books reflecting the political and artistic experience by authors of African descent. The public is invited to join The Literary Society at the Schomburg Center for a discussion of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference DivisionAdults
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
7 p.m.Celebrating Federico García Lorca
To coincide with The New York Public Library's exhibition “Back Tomorrow: Federico Garcia Lorca / Poet in New York,” this special installment of LIVE from the NYPL celebrates Lorca's life and legacy with performances and readings. Participants include John Giorno, Will Keen and Maria Fernandez Ache, Philip Levine, Christopher Maurer, Paul Muldoon, Patti Smith, and Tracy K. Smith. Written while Federico García Lorca was a student at Columbia University in 1929-30, Poet in New York is arguably o…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults
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)
4 p.m.The Magathon
Join us for the annual “marathon” reading in the Periodicals Room, with editors reading favorite selections from their journals. Participating literary magazines include The Atlas Review, Conjunctions, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Eleven Eleven, Epiphany, The Hudson Review, Kalyani Magazine, Lalitamba, The Literary Review, Maintenant: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art, MAKE: A Literary Magazine, The Manhattan Review, A Public Space, Rattapallax, Slice, St. Petersburg Review, Vanitas…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, DeWitt Wallace Periodical RoomAdults
Thursday, June 13, 2013
1:15 p.m.Brazil's Marquise de Sade : On Translating Hilda Hilst's "Cartas de um Sedutor"
At her death in 2004, Brazilian author Hilda Hilst, born in 1930 (in Jaú, São Paulo State), had received many of her country's most important literary prizes and published more than two dozen books. Yet she remains almost completely unknown in the English-speaking world, and, especially in the last third of her life, increasingly operated outside the mainstream of Brazilian literary culture. Prodigious as a poet, dramatist and prose writer, Hilst gained notoriety for what Brazilian critics label…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
7 p.m.Liao Yiwu in conversation with Paul Holdengräber
Liao Yiwu sits down with Paul Holdengräber for a wide-ranging discussion of poetry, protest, and prison, interspersed by a musical performance on the xiao (Chinese flute) and a reading of his poem "Massacre". With the special participation of Wenguang Huang, Liao Yiwu's translator. "One of the most original and remarkable Chinese writers of our time." - Philip Gourevitch Liao Yiwu is one of the most prominent and outspoken Chinese writers today. He spent four torturous years in prison for writi…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, June 20, 2013
1:15 p.m.John Donne, Re-done
Why does John Donne continue to excite readers nearly four centuries after his death? Contemporary poets read their work and Donne’s, commenting on how he influenced them, and an actress will also perform some of his poems. Although close to four centuries have passed since his death, John Donne (1572-1631) remains as engaging, exciting, challenging, and controversial as he was in his own day. His work includes some of the greatest love poetry ever written. Often conversational and intensely…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
5:30 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 til…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
2 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
Friday, July 19, 2013
7 p.m.The QBR Wheatley Book Awards Show at the 2013 Harlem Book Fair
The QBR Wheatley Book Awards recognizes the best African American books and writers in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Children's books. Special awards will be also given for Publisher of the Year and Performance Poet of the Year. Music and Entertainment by Atiba Wilson & the Befo' Quotet and Poets of the Dispossessed. Join us for a stellar night of music, literary awards, and memorable entertainment on the night before the Harlem Book Fair. Get your tickets at harlembookfair.com
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
5:30 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, August 6, 2013
2 p.m.Canceled
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, August 20, 2013
5:30 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
Tuesday, September 3, 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
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
6 p.m.Fall 2013 Exhibition Preview - Schomburg Collects WPA Artists 1935-1943 and more
For donors $50 or more Join the Schomburg Society as we celebrate three new Fall Exhibitions at the Schomburg Center. Breaking the Barriers: Honoring the ATA and Black Tennis Pioneers explores the history of the American Tennis Association (ATA, the oldest African-American oriented sports association in the country. Schomburg Collects: WPA Artists 1935-1943 highlights the work of visual, literary, and performing black artists. It presents founder Arturo Schomburg's committment to establish…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureNYPL Supporters
Saturday, September 7, 2013
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon: Maud and Miska Petersham: Pioneers in a Golden Age
In the course of their lives, Maud and Miska Petersham authored/illustrated over 100 books. Today they may be best known for winning the Caldecott in 1946 for The Rooster Crows. Now their story is told for the first time by Lawrence Webster, a librarian and non-profit consultant, who knew the Petershams when she was a child growing up in Woodstock, NY. Under the North Light has received rave reviews and made Books and Culture’s Favorite Books of 2012 list. According to their review it is “loaded…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers
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
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