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TimeEventLocationAudience
Tuesday, December 17, 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
Thursday, January 2, 2014
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
Saturday, January 4, 2014
10 a.m.Memoirs OutLOUD: Creative Writing Workshop
Please come join us for to this Memoirs OutLOUD creative writing studio at the St. George Library Center and tap into your memories and experiences in a friendly and welcoming environment. Many participants are just beginning to write for the first time, while others are somewhat more experienced. At each session, a different writing challenge will be explored. Participants can read their work to one another for comments, ideas and fun.This Memoirs OutLOUD creative writing workshop is conducte…
St. George Library CenterAdults
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon: Common Core and Other Delightful Happenstances
Do the words "Common Core" cause you to shiver to the marrow of your bones? Exorcise your demons with this charming panel of CCSS experts as they pick apart what it means for nonfiction and picture books, and make it easier for everyone. A talk with Marcie Colleen, Picture Book Month's Education Consultant, Daryl Grabarek, editor of SLJ's Curriculum Connections, and Amie Wright, the Joint Library School Pilot Selection Program Supervisor of BookOps.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers,
Early Childhood Educators,
K-12 Educators,
Teachers
Monday, January 6, 2014
6:30 p.m.New York Writers Workshop presents: How to Write About Your Life with Donna Minkowitz
New York Writers Workshop presents: How to Write About Your Life with Donna Minkowitz Memoir writers sometimes worry whether their experiences are universal enough to interest others. But though people's lives can differ greatly, human feelings and needs are universal. We'll explore ways to use emotion, our five senses, and creative insight to craft memoir pieces any reader can identify with. On-line Registration opens on 12/29/2014 at 6:00 pm. Donna Minkowitz has taught memoir writing sin…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
4 p.m.Clone of 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…
Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Friday, January 10, 2014
6 p.m.Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) Application Assistance Workshop
2014 Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) Artist Award Interested in applying for a BRIO? This workshop will take you through the guidelines and application process.ABOUT BRIOBronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) provides support for the artistic development of individuals creating works of literary, media, performing, and visual arts in the Bronx. A total of 25 BRIO grants of $3,000 each will be awarded to individual artists residing in the Bronx. BRIO award winners must complete a one-time public servic…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
5:30 p.m.Ottendorfer Book Club
Our January Book Club selection is In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson. Meet William E. Dodd, who became the ambassador to Germany in 1933, and his scandalous daughter, Martha. While Ambassador Dodd runs the embassy with a frugality that annoys others in the state department, his daughter is mesmerized by Berlin's salon society.Join us for a good discusion and great company. Copies are available at the circulation desk or request your…
Ottendorfer LibraryAdults
6 p.m.Citizen Cartography @NYPL: Discovering Local Histories
Discover the microhistories of the neighborhoods and streets where you live, work and play! This workshop will get you oriented with the set of a powerful new research tools the Library has developed (available at maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to add valuable geographic context to and capture important historical features from old maps. You will use the tools to explore the past lives of familiar areas and begin to build local histories. The above image shows a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
4 p.m.Clone of 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…
Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thursday, January 16, 2014
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
6:30 p.m.Young Lion Conservators Salon with Ben Marcus
Writer and essayist Ben Marcus, known for his unexpected combinations of words and his brilliantly funny descriptions, chats about his new book of stories, Leaving the Sea, with popular novelist, Nell Freudenberger. Both of these celebrated writers are recipients of the Whiting Award for Fiction and the Guggenheim fellowships. Thursday, January 16, 2014 6:30 p.m. RSVP Required: younglions@nypl.org This event is open to Young Lion Conservators and above. Three to four times a year, you will be i…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Friday, January 17, 2014
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,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Saturday, January 18, 2014
10 a.m.Memoirs OutLOUD: Creative Writing Workshop
Please come join us for to this Memoirs OutLOUD creative writing studio at the St. George Library Center and tap into your memories and experiences in a friendly and welcoming environment. Many participants are just beginning to write for the first time, while others are somewhat more experienced. At each session, a different writing challenge will be explored. Participants can read their work to one another for comments, ideas and fun.This Memoirs OutLOUD creative writing workshop is conducte…
St. George Library CenterAdults
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
6 p.m.Citizen Cartography @NYPL: Exploring New York's Past and Present
Explore New York's past and present! This workshop will explore and uncover New York's foregone eras and 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 M…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
4 p.m.Canceled
Clone of 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…
Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thursday, January 23, 2014
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
Saturday, January 25, 2014
2 p.m.SLOVOSFERA - SPHERE OF WORDS
SPHERE OF WORDS - bilingual multimedia poetry project Russian-American poets and musicians will present the magnificent poetry project of the New York-based poet and journalist Gennady Katsov "SPHERE OF WORDS," consisting of 180 poetic meditations inspired by the masterpieces of world art from Trecento to the present. The bilingual multimedia presentation will include reading of poems from SPHERE OF WORDS, in Russian by the author Gennady Katsov, and in English by Alex Cigale, the translato…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Immigrants
7 p.m.James McBride and The Good Lord Bird Band
James McBride opens LIVE from the NYPL's Spring 2014 season with an exploration of his latest work The Good Lord Bird - winner of the 2013 National Book Award for fiction - through words and music. The evening will feature conversation with the author and musician, as well as performances by McBride and his quintet, whose mix of spirituals and jazz renditions of classic gospel songs are inspired by the abolitionist John Brown, a key figure in this novel. With Keith Robinson on guitar, Trevor Ext…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumBook Lovers
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
4 p.m.Clone of 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…
Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
7 p.m.Rebecca Mead
Watch, follow and share our LIVE Short on YouTube: http://goo.gl/7K42zORebecca Mead in Seven Words: "In the middle, I hope, and beginning"A passionate attachment to a great work of literature can shape our lives and help us to read our own histories. For Rebecca Mead, that book was George Eliot's Middlemarch, which she first read as a young woman in an English coastal town, and reread regularly throughout her life. In My Life In Middlemarch, the New Yorker writer revisits her own past and Eliot'…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers
Thursday, January 30, 2014
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
7 p.m.Greg Grandin and Philip Gourevitch
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.Greg Grandin talks about his new book, The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World, with Philip Gourevitch.Greg Grandin is a Professor of History at New York University and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His books include The Last Colonial Massacre…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Saturday, February 1, 2014
10 a.m. Memoirs OutLOUD: Creative Writing Workshop
Please come join us for to this Memoirs OutLOUD creative writing studio at the St. George Library Center and tap into your memories and experiences in a friendly and welcoming environment. Many participants are just beginning to write for the first time, while others are somewhat more experienced. At each session, a different writing challenge will be explored. Participants can read their work to one another for comments, ideas and fun. This Memoirs OutLOUD creative writing workshop is conduct…
St. George Library CenterAdults
2 p.m.The Children's Literary Salon - This Censorious World: Books for Children and Their Challenges
Join the National Coalition Against Censorship and special guests Robie H. Harris, Liz Levy Charlotte Jones Voiklis, Leonard Marcus and Joan Bertin (NCAC Executive Director) for a discussion of children's literature and the challenges it has faced in both the past and the present.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumBook Lovers,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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 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 by overlaying digital images of historical maps onto a contemporary digital map through a process called georectification, or "warping" maps. This means overlaying digital images of historic maps onto a contemporary digital map (similar to…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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…
Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Saturday, February 8, 2014
7:30 p.m.Black History Music
Join us for A Tribute to Amiri Baraka with with Haki Madhubuti, Sonia Sanchez, Quincy Troupe and Randy Weston.Check out the Schomburg's Pop Exhibit, Black Powered: Amiri Baraka In Memoriam.Writer and poet Amiri Baraka’s ideas and art—especially as the primary architect of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s—have had a profound influence on the direction of African-American literature. Baraka was born Everett LeRoi Jones in Newark, New Jersey, and attended Rutgers, Howard, and Columbia Universit…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
6 p.m.Citizen Cartography @NYPL: Discovering Local Histories
Discover the microhistories of the neighborhoods and streets where you live, work and play! This workshop will get you oriented with the set of a powerful new research tools the Library has developed (available at maps.nypl.org) that enables librarians and the general public to add valuable geographic context to and capture important historical features from old maps. You will use the tools to explore the past lives of familiar areas and begin to build local histories. The above image shows a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
4 p.m.Canceled
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…
Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Saturday, February 15, 2014
10 a.m. Memoirs OutLOUD: Creative Writing Workshop
Please come join us for to this Memoirs OutLOUD creative writing studio at the St. George Library Center and tap into your memories and experiences in a friendly and welcoming environment. Many participants are just beginning to write for the first time, while others are somewhat more experienced. At each session, a different writing challenge will be explored. Participants can read their work to one another for comments, ideas and fun. This Memoirs OutLOUD creative writing workshop is conduct…
St. George Library CenterAdults
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
6 p.m.Citizen Cartography @NYPL: Exploring New York's Past and Present
Explore New York's past and present! This workshop will explore and uncover New York's foregone eras and 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 M…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
4 p.m.Canceled
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…
Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sunday, February 23, 2014
2 p.m.The MET Opera at NYPL
Meet the stars of The MET Opera to discuss new production of Alexander Borodin’s Russian epic opera “Prince Igor” by the world-renowned director, Dmitri Tcherniakov. The opera returns to the MET for the first time in almost 100 years, with its famous Polovtsian Dances, exciting new set design, star bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov in the title role, and conductor Gianandrea Noseda on the podium. Join us to have an extraordinary opportunity to hear artists from this production discuss defining Ru…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Families,
Immigrants
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
5 p.m.A Musical History of Chelsea From the 1880’s to WWII
Ride the musical time-train back to what life was like when Chelsea was the most brutal neighborhood in Manhattan. Sip tea with literary residents of the infamous Chelsea Hotel, attend a demonstration of Thomas Edison’s early movie machine, or shop at the ritzy stores on “Ladies Mile.”Presented by Shelli Kwiat, PhD, Music Professor
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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…
Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
6 p.m.Modern Art Cookbook | Mary Ann Caws, Wayne Koestenbaum, Andrew F. Smith, Arezoo Moseni | Art and Food Series Event
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. A gift copy of the book is given to the first audience member asking a question at the end of the discussion. Author and food historian Andrew F. Smith and poet and cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum join author and art historian Mary Ann Caws for a conversation moderated by Arezoo Moseni, centering on the newly published The Modern Art Cookbook nominated for 2013 André Simon Food and Drink Award. Gustav Klimt, Garden Path with Chickens, 1916 They…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, February 27, 2014
1:15 p.m.Jane Austen's Hatred
In 1939, psychologist Denys Harding explained to the Literary Society of Manchester that English “gentleman of an older generation” had completely misread Jane Austen. The novelist, he announced and subsequently argued in the pages of F.R. Leavis’s Scrutiny, was no delicate satirist. Instead, she was a “regulated hater,” who managed and finessed the subtle “eruption of fear and hatred into the relationships of everyday social life.” Harding’s essay changed the current of Austen studies, permane…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
7:30 p.m.Harlem Opera Theatre: Salute to Black History Month
The annual Salute to Black History Month program will feature the works of Alexander Pushkin, the African-Russian literary genius, and his contribution to the world of opera with international singers Morenike Fadayomi, soprano, and Everett Suttle, tenor, under the artistic direction of Gregory Hopkins. Alexander Pushkin (June 6, 1799 – February 10, 1837) A Russian author of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literatu…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, March 1, 2014
10 a.m.Memoirs OutLOUD: Creative Writing Workshop
Please come join us for to this Memoirs OutLOUD creative writing studio at the St. George Library Center and tap into your memories and experiences in a friendly and welcoming environment. Many participants are just beginning to write for the first time, while others are somewhat more experienced. At each session, a different writing challenge will be explored. Participants can read their work to one another for comments, ideas and fun. This Memoirs OutLOUD creative writing workshop is conduct…
St. George Library CenterAdults
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