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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
Wednesday, November 7, 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, November 13, 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, November 17, 2012
2 p.m.New Literature from Europe - Artistic Fictions / Fictional Artists Panel Discussion
Moderated by Marek Bartelic. New Literature from Europe is an annual literary festival organized by eight European national institutes of culture in collaboration with leading cultural institutions in New York. Each year the organizers choose a theme ranging from crime fiction to cookbooks, the graphic novel to meditations on war and the ghosts of history. The ninth annual New Literature from Europe festival asks why European writers are writing about art, about artists, and about the art world…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, November 20, 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, December 1, 2012
1 p.m.The Twitter Fiction Festival Live Event
Join a gathering of authors and readers of the first-ever Twitter Fiction Festival (#twitterfiction) for a live event of tweeting and storytelling. Experience literary experiments that challenge the boundaries of storytelling. Hosted by The New York Public Library, Twitter, The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, and Plympton. The Twitter Fiction Festival is running worldwide from November 28 to December 2, 2012, with participants selected by a distinguished panel of judges. NYPL Labs is an ex…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon: Design and the Picture Book as Object
Join Jonathan Yamakami, the designer behind I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail, and other children's book designers for a discussion of the unique challenges and opportunities affording to this one-of-a-kind book type.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers,
Early Childhood Educators,
K-12 Educators,
Teachers
Wednesday, December 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
Saturday, December 8, 2012
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon: Independent Publishing in an Age of Mass Marketing
While huge companies like Scholastic, Macmillan, Harper Collins, etc. may have seemingly unlimited funds to promote their materials, smaller independent publishers have found niche areas missed by some of their bigger competitors. Join Cheryl Willis Hudson (Just Us Books, Inc.), Claudia Zoe Bedrick (Enchanted Lion Press), VP Editor-in-Chief Mary Cash (Holiday House), and Harriet Ziefert (Blue Apple Books) for a conversation about the advantages and disadvantages of being a David in an era of Go…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
Early Childhood Educators,
K-12 Educators,
Teachers
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