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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
Tuesday, December 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
7 p.m.CLOSING NIGHT! Building Stories: CHRIS WARE in conversation with ZADIE SMITH
Chris Ware’s graphic novel Building Stories is a compilation of narratives about the inhabitants of a Chicago apartment building. Without a semblance of beginning or end, Ware’s stories illustrate bits of life that are heavy with allusions to the nature of American society and the human condition. Many credit Ware with ushering the graphic medium into the realm of “serious literature,” and few others have been as quick to pick up on this literary talent as Zadie Smith, who included Ware in her a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
6:30 p.m.Roots and Stars: The Rite Path ...
Join us as we explore an ancient system of time traveling and soul adventuring: the Rite of Passage. In this special conversation we will examine traditional rites repurposed for cosmopolitan realities. We will also envision rites that will propel new generations of explorers into knowledge of their highest ancestral selves and into their place in the vanguard of their community's continued evolution. Presenters Atilah Kadijah Yaa Odedefaa Manyansa and Kamau Ptah lead this journey to retain an…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, American Negro TheatreAdults
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
6 p.m.Artifex Press | Chuck Close, David Grosz, Carina Evangelista | Chuck Close catalogue raisonné | Chuck Close: Painting, 1967-2012
FREE - South Court Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Homepage for the Chuck Close catalogue raisonnéArtifex Press, the first company dedicated to the production of digital catalogues raisonnés, celebrates the release of Chuck Close: Painting, 1967-2012, a searchable, sortable interactive web publication detailing the artist’s iconic photo-based portraits. This event features a demonstration of the Artifex Press digital catalogue raisonné platform, followed by a discussion with Chuck Close; Car…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, January 5, 2013
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon: Ethics in Nonfiction for Kids
Join authors Sue Macy, Susan Kuklin, Deborah Heiligman, and author/illustrator Meghan McCarthy for a discussion of informational texts and ethical standards.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetCollege & Graduate Students,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
Teachers
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
4 p.m.Global Partners Junior: Literary Cities
Literary Cities, focuses on creative writing and digital storytelling in cities around the world. Children will explore issues unique to cities by looking at literature, interviewing local residents, and by writing fictional stories inspired by individuals that have worked to improve their communities. New York City and international classes will collaborate on the same curriculum, sharing insights through blogs, video chats, and online discussions. Participants will develop critical technology…
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thursday, January 10, 2013
1:15 p.m.Why Hitler Lost
Why did the Axis lose the Second World War? Examining the Second World War on every front, Roberts asks whether, with a different decision-making process and a different strategy, the Axis might even have won. Were those German generals who blamed everything on Hitler after the war correct, or were they merely scapegoating their former Führer once they could criticize him with impunity? That war lasted for 2,174 days, cost $1.5 trillion and claimed the lives of over 50 million people. Why di…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Tuesday, January 29, 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.Opening Night! JOHN IRVING
John Irving published his first novel, Setting Free The Bears, in 1968. More than four decades, twelve novels, five film adaptations, one Oscar, countless accolades and literary honors later, Irving is one of America's most treasured authors. His stories - from The World According to Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Cider House Rules, and his latest, In One Person - are filled with New England charm, compelling outsiders, and enduring characters. He begins LIVE from the NYPL's Spring 2013 seas…

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Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults
Saturday, February 2, 2013
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon - Middle Grade Fiction: Surviving the YA Onslaught
Join authors Jeanne Birdsall, N.D. Wilson, Adam Gidwitz and Rebecca Stead for a discussion of middle grade fiction and popular culture's attempts to rebrand it YA.Prior to her entrance into the world of children's literature Ms. Birdsall held a variety of jobs over the years. She is an accomplished photographer and her art is located in such places as the Smithsonian and the Philadelphia Art Museum. Her middle grade novel The Penderwicks was a National Book Award winner and has had two sequels…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
Teachers
Monday, February 4, 2013
12 noonBeing Jewish, Becoming Jewish: Carlo Ginzburg in conversation with Paul Holdengräber
In conversation with Paul Holdengräber, Carlo Ginzburg will discuss his ever-evolving relationship between Jewish, becoming Jewish, and his body of work. THE JOY GOTTESMAN UNGERLEIDER LECTURE Carlo Ginzburg, son of Leone and Natalia Ginzburg, is a historian. In his latest book, Threads and Traces: True False Fictive, Ginzburg offers a collection of essays weaving autobiography with scholarship and critical commentary on the problematic conventions of historical study. Carlo G…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults
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 | Jim Dine catalogue raisonné | Jim Dine: 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 digita…
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
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