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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
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
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