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Monday, May 21, 2012
3:30 p.m.Engaging the Text: Literary Marginalia in the Berg Collection
Marginalia are book grafitti that offer a permanent record of the life of a book, and the life of its readers. On the outskirts of the printed text, readers throughout time have offered both scholarly and not so scholarly asides--heartily concurring, objecting, ranting and raving in conversation with the printed page. The Berg Collection houses some remarkable examples of literary annotation. Among the most intriguing examples of marginalia here are Sylvia Plath's copy of The Four Quartets, Dick…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators
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
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
1:15 p.m.Unruly Princess: Margit of Hungary, a Medieval Saint and her Disappointed Suitor
Marcelle Thiébaux will talk about the life of the medieval girl who--as an infant--is credited with turning away the savage Tartar hordes of Batu Khan. Dr. Thiébaux's historical novel, Unruly Princess, is based on actual persons and events. January 2012 marked the 770th anniversary of Margit's birth. Dr. Thiébaux is the author of books on medieval literature, among them The Stag of Love: The Chase in Medieval Literature; The Writings of Medieval Women; and Dhuoda: Handbook for her War…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Thursday, May 24, 2012
6 p.m."Modern Gestures" by Ann Cooper Albright
Author Ann Cooper Albright's book Modern Gestures superbly reproduces more than fifty of Abraham Walkowitz's watercolors found in the Library for the Performing Arts. Join us for a presentation by Albright who delivers a fresh approach to Isadora Duncan's dance and Walkowitz's art, seamlessly moving between gesture and drawing in an assemblage of literary theory, art criticism, and dance history.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
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.Children's Literary Salon: A Conversation with The Children's Book Illustrators Group
Formed in 1987 by a group of Brooklyn illustrators to share publishing information and industry experiences, The Children's Book Illustrators Group brings together artists with an interest in producing exceptional artwork and books for children. Join Donna Miskend, President (Exhibition Curator) Vicky Rubin (Webmaster, Listserve Manager), Maria Madonna Davidoff (Postcard Designer) and others in a discussion of the group's accomplishments and future goals.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers
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
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
7 p.m.Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution
When the modern struggle for gay rights erupted—most notably at a bar called Stonewall in Greenwich Village—in the summer of 1969, most religious traditions condemned homosexuality; psychiatric experts labeled people who were attracted to others of the same sex "crazy"; and forty-nine states outlawed sex between people of the same gender. Four decades later, in June 2011, New York legalized gay marriage—the most populous state in the country to do so thus far. The armed services stopped enforcin…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults
Friday, June 15, 2012
2:15 p.m.Subversive Shaw: An Introduction to the Life and Work 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 (includingPygmalion, 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 fi…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Saturday, June 16, 2012
10:30 a.m.Canceled
Citizen Cartography Workshop
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
4 p.m.The Magathon
The Magathon kicks off the lit mag Marathon Weekend with a “marathon” reading. Editors representing journals of myriad sizes and styles will present favorite selections from recent issues. Participating magazines include: 6x6, A Public Space, Conjunctions, Bellevue Literary Review, Literal Magazine, Bomb, BOOKFORM. The Literary Review, The Common, Washington Square Review, and more!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, DeWitt Wallace Periodical RoomAdults
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
11 a.m.Citizen Cartography Workshop
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
6:30 p.m.SUMMER SALON: "NOËL COWARD: The Women of His World"
Follow the touching, hilarious and fascinating stories of five of the most influential women of Noël Coward's world, through songs, poems, and correspondences between Coward and the women who touched his heart and enriched his soul. Conceived and Directed by Keith Merrill, Artistic Director, NOËL AND COMPANY www.noelandcompany.org This program is the first of two performances presented in our Summer Salon series celebrating the mastery of Noël Coward. Admission is free. Seating is limi…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Plaza Level LobbyAdults
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
1:15 p.m.The Individual after Stalin : Writers, Diaries, and the Reform of Soviet Socialism.  
Anatoly Pinsky, a writer in residence in the Library's Wertheim Study and adjunct assistant professor at the City College of New York, will present an overview of his book project, The Individual after Stalin: Writers, Diaires, and the Reform of Soviet Socialism. Pinsky's study examines an ideal of individuality formulated by reformist writers in the Khrushchev-era USSR, and casts its popular embrace as the primary imperative of so-called de-Stalinization. The project centers on the writers' u…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
5:30 p.m.Citizen Cartography Workshop
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
6:30 p.m.Word Rapport: My First Coup D’Etat by John Dramani Mahama
My First Coup D’Etat: And Other True Stories from the Lost Decades of Africa, by the Vice President of Ghana, is a fable-like memoir that offers a shimmering microcosm of post-colonial Africa. Mahama’s is a rare literary voice from a political leader, and his personal stories work on many levels—as fables, as history, as cultural and political analysis, and, of course, as the memoir of a young man who, unbeknownst to him or anyone else, would grow up to be vice president of his nation. Mahama w…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Monday, July 16, 2012
9 a.m.Black Bohemia: Poetry, Painting and Jazz on the Lower East Side, 1955-1965
THIS IS A WEEK-LONG SEMINAR (MONDAY JULY 16 - FRIDAY JULY 20) ADAM SHATZ, Instructor From the late 1950s through the mid-1960s, New York below 14th Street was home to a thriving -- and increasingly politicized -- black bohemian scene. Black writers, painters, and jazz musicians moved downtown in search of cheaper rents and a more tolerant racial atmosphere, and were soon mixing with their white counterparts in bookshops, taverns, and jazz clubs. By 1965, the scene had imploded, with the assassin…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & WritersTeachers,
K-12 Educators
Saturday, July 21, 2012
10 a.m.Citizen Cartography Workshop
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
Monday, July 23, 2012
9 a.m.Writing Food: A Writing Workshop in Creative Non-Fiction
THIS IS A WEEK-LONG SEMINAR (MONDAY JULY 23 - FRIDAY JULY 27) LAURA SHAPIRO, Instructor A wide range of literary genres is open to writers who are deeply curious about food and who find it a peerless– in fact, irresistible – window onto history, experience, and character. This seminar will be held in conjunction with “Lunch Hour: NYC,” a major exhibition of food-related items from the Library’s collections, and will examine the work of such influential culinary storytellers as MFK Fisher, Antho…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & WritersTeachers,
K-12 Educators
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
11 a.m.Citizen Cartography Workshop
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
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
5:30 p.m.Citizen Cartography Workshop
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
Saturday, August 11, 2012
10 a.m.Citizen Cartography Workshop
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
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
11 a.m.Citizen Cartography Workshop
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
6:30 p.m.SUMMER SALON: "Perspective Coward," Created by Laura Caufield
Perspective Coward is an original show using Noël Coward's music and words to give a glimpse of his life from his uniquely witty perspective. Created by Laura Caufield Directed by Michael Page. Music Direction by Jason Burrow Developed by The Fugitive Kind Cast (in alphabetical order) Pianist………… Jason Burrow Young Man…… Mathew Cleaver Woman ………… Susan Molloy Man …………… Joe Ricci WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS AS WE'VE REACHED CAPACITY. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE STANDB…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Plaza Level LobbyAdults
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
11 a.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 Classroom AAdults
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
5:30 p.m.Citizen Cartography Workshop: 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 called the NYPL Map Warper (available maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to add valuable geographic context to old maps. Many important buildings from New York’s landscape in the 19th and early 20th centuries are long gone, left only as traces on maps and collections throughout the NYPL. Using the drawing tool in maps.nypl.org, Ci…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Saturday, September 15, 2012
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon - Acts of Mischief: Editor Patti Lee Gauch and the State of the Picture Book
The picture book has long been a favorite of both children and adults. But why do some picture books stand transcend? Do they begin as an Act of Mischief - with design and color as well as idea? And what about the creators themselves? Did the mischief begin with them? Using examples from some of the best loved picture books, Patricia Lee Gauch, editor of three Caldecott medal winning books, will bring new understanding to this popular genre.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
Early Childhood Educators,
K-12 Educators,
Teachers
3 p.m.LGBT Lives in Contemporary Cuba
Although Cuba has made major advances in LGBT rights in recent years, homophobia remains a problematic human rights issue. A panel of scholars, writers, and activists, featuring Jafari Allen, Emilio Bejel, Mabel Cuesta, Ignacio Estrada, Leannes Imbert, and Achy Obejas, will discuss continuing challenges. Jafari Sinclaire Allen (Ph.D., Columbia) is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at Yale University. Professor Allen works at the intersections of queer sexuality, ge…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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 Classroom AAdults
6 p.m.William Wegman and Padgett Powell - Art and Literature
FREE - Doors open at 5:30 p.m. In this fascinating event, renowned artist William Wegman discusses his stunning new book Hello Nature: How to Draw, Paint, Cook, and Find Your Way. He explores the unique artistic vision behind his work and his highly acclaimed career. He is joined by award-winning author Padgett Powell, whose fiction work also appears in the book, for a conversation, audience Q&A, and book signing. Perhaps best known for his photography and videos, particularly of his dogs, W…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Saturday, September 29, 2012
9 a.m.KidLitCon 2012: A children's and young adult literature conference
Each year members of the literary blogosphere that focus on literature for teens and children meet annually at a conference to discuss online reviewing, social media marketing and raising the level of excellence in blogging about children's & YA literature. With a group of attendees that include bloggers, authors, illustrators, librarians, teachers, booksellers and those who slot into more than one of those categories, KidLitCon has proven to be a popular and successful annual event. Now in…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
11 a.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 Classroom AAdults
Saturday, October 6, 2012
4 p.m.Family Fun at the Schomburg: The Dream Keeper with David Mills
What better way to celebrate Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes than with a one-person dramatic rendition of Hughes’ writing that spans five decades? Join David Mills as he brings the character of Hughes’ iconic literary collection to life. F
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, American Negro TheatreFamilies
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
5:30 p.m.Citizen Cartography Workshop: 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 called the NYPL Map Warper (available maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to add valuable geographic context to old maps. Many important buildings from New York’s landscape in the 19th and early 20th centuries are long gone, left only as traces on maps and collections throughout the NYPL. Using the drawing tool in maps.nypl.org, Ci…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Saturday, October 13, 2012
2 p.m.The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope-Poems
From The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope-Poems (Granary Books 2012). Emily Dickinson manuscript image A 193/194 courtesy of Amherst College Library Archives & Special Collections and The Houghton Library, Harvard University. Jen Bervin and Marta Werner present text and images from their new edition,The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope-Poems (Granary Books 2012). A quiet masterpiece— equal parts artist book, portfolio, and act of archival scholarship—this new publ…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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 Classroom AAdults
Saturday, October 20, 2012
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon: Bullying in Books for Youth
Join author Frieda Wishinsky (You're Mean Lily Jean), Susane Colasanti (Keep Holding On), Paul Grffin (Burning Blue), and Madeleine George (Looks) as they delve deep into the topic of bullying and its presence in literature for children and teens.Susane Colasanti is the bestselling author of When It Happens, Take Me There, Waiting for You, Something Like Fate, So Much Closer, and Keep Holding On. Before becoming a full-time author, Susane was a high school science teacher for ten years. Her seve…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetAdults,
Book Lovers,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
Early Childhood Educators,
K-12 Educators,
Teachers
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
6:30 p.m.Roots and Stars - Illuminating Black Spiritual Genius and Exploring the Soul of the Black World: Oya and Anyanwu an 'Dem
Join CCCADI’s salon series Roots and Stars for a community discussion considering Octavia Butler’s work as a contemporary articulation of the Oya tradition of change, rejuvenation and the inevitable invincible magic of growth. Featuring Sabine Blaizin, Ibi Zoboi, and a priest of Oya.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, October 27, 2012
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon - Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature
An illustrated talk, focusing on Johnson and Krauss in the 1950s, the period in which they reinvent the modern picture book, and the FBI places them under surveillance. Working with legendary Harper editor Ursula Nordstrom, Johnson publishes Harold and the Purple Crayon (1955), and Krauss begins her decade-long collaboration with Maurice Sendak, creating the groundbreaking A Hole Is to Dig (1952), A Very Special House (1953) and six others. And FBI builds a file on Johnson, opening his mail, m…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers
Monday, October 29, 2012
6:30 p.m.Young Lion Conservator Salon: The Song of Achilles
Young Lion Conservators will join Madeline Miller as she discusses her new book The Song of Achilles.
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
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