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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
10 a.m.Black History Month Youth Film Series: HARRIET TUBMAN, and THE JOURNEY OF HENRY BOX BROWN
Black History Month Youth Film Series: Harriet Tubman, and The Journey of Henry Box Brown Running Time: 30 minutes, 28 minutes (58 total), Suitable for: Grades 1-6 It’s Animated Classics Day! In Harriet Tubman, kids will get the chance to view Harriet’s bravery in her daring exploits and faith as helped her family and hundreds of other slaves escape the South and slavery through the Underground Railroad. The Journey of Henry Box Brown tells story of Henry’s escape to the free North by mailing…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumSchool Age (5-12 years)
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
3 p.m.Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books
Learn what you need to know before buying or selling an old book. Have you ever wondered how the experts on TV can look at an old book and know about its value? Do you have an old book? Do you wonder how much it is worth? If you want to learn more about what makes an old book rare or valuable, then join us as we explore the world of antiquarian books. The Library has many resources to help you develop an appreciation for antiquarian books and to assist you in determining if your books ar…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
3 p.m. The English-Speaking Union of New York Shakespeare Competition
The English-Speaking Union of New York Shakespeare Competition February 26, 27 & 28, 2013 - Free and open to the public Come celebrate Shakespeare as NYPL hosts the primarily rounds of the ESU New York Shakespeare Competition! Started in New York City in 1983, this free program is a local tradition that all can enjoy. The Competition brings together New York City area high school students to perform monologues and recite sonnets from the Bard’s Canon. These students shall have already ad…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
1 p.m.The Dance Historian Is In: Screening #7 SESSION ONE
David Vaughan, archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years, will introduce and show videos featuring the work of choreographer and dancer Leonide Massine in the Third Floor Screening Room, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Program to include films of La Boutique Fantasque, Jeux d’enfants, and two movements of Les Présages. SEATING IS LIMITED, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Registration closes 11am, February 27. Any remaining seats on t…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
3 p.m. The English-Speaking Union of New York Shakespeare Competition
The English-Speaking Union of New York Shakespeare Competition February 26, 27 & 28, 2013 - Free and open to the public Come celebrate Shakespeare as NYPL hosts the primarily rounds of the ESU New York Shakespeare Competition! Started in New York City in 1983, this free program is a local tradition that all can enjoy. The Competition brings together New York City area high school students to perform monologues and recite sonnets from the Bard’s Canon. These students shall have already ad…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
4 p.m.The Dance Historian Is In: Screening #7 SESSION TWO
David Vaughan, archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years, will introduce and show videos featuring the work of choreographer and dancer Leonide Massine in the Third Floor Screening Room, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Program to include films of La Boutique Fantasque, Jeux d’enfants, and two movements of Les Présages. SEATING IS LIMITED, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Registration closes 11am, February 27. Any remaining seats on t…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thursday, February 28, 2013
3 p.m. The English-Speaking Union of New York Shakespeare Competition
The English-Speaking Union of New York Shakespeare Competition February 26, 27 & 28, 2013 - Free and open to the public Come celebrate Shakespeare as NYPL hosts the primarily rounds of the ESU New York Shakespeare Competition! Started in New York City in 1983, this free program is a local tradition that all can enjoy. The Competition brings together New York City area high school students to perform monologues and recite sonnets from the Bard’s Canon. These students shall have already ad…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
6:30 p.m.Tamara Gonzales and Altars - What Inspires Artists Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room door opens at 6:00 p.m. Tamara Gonzales, outdoor naga Please join us for another event in the new series What Inspires Artists with a discussion between artist Tamara Gonzales and senior art librarian Arezoo Moseni. The discussion focuses on altars, personal accumulation and display which are the most significant sources of inspiration on the artist's work. Pictures of altars, churches, roadside shrines, Durga Puja, and Day-of-the-Dead imagery taken by Gonzales during he…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sunday, March 10, 2013
3:30 p.m. Game Day
Board games for the family For ages 5 to 12.
Tremont LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
2 p.m.The Dance Historian Is In: Screening #8
David Vaughan, archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years, will screen 498, 3rd Ave., a 1967 documentary on Merce Cunningham, in the Third Floor Screening Room, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. SEATING IS LIMITED, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Registration closes 12pm, March 27. Any remaining seats on the day of the screening will be available on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 1:30pm.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thursday, March 28, 2013
7 p.m.Sandra Day O'Connor and Madeleine Albright in Conversation with Anne-Marie Slaughter
SOLD OUT! Tune in HERE for a live stream of the event. Sandra Day O'Connor and Madeleine Albright each made history when they became the first women ever to hold the position of Supreme Court Justice and Secretary of State, respectively. To honor these remarkable women and celebrate their groundbreaking careers, LIVE from the NYPL welcomes Albright and O'Connor to the stage for a conversation moderated by Anne-Marie Slaughter, the first woman to serve as Director of Policy Planning for t…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
6 p.m.Freedom of Information Day 2013: “Freedom of Information in the Drone Age.”
The Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) of The New York Public Library is pleased to announce its annual presentation in honor of Freedom of Information Day. This year’s guest speaker is Malcolm Byrne, Deputy Director and Director of Research at the National Security Archive based at George Washington University's Gelman Library. The title of his talk will be “Freedom of Information in the Drone Age.” No reservations are required. Malcolm Byrne has worked at the National Security Arch…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 3Adults
6 p.m.Robert Burley, Alison Nordström, Arezoo Moseni - The Disappearance of Darkness - An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. Betsy in Window, Entrance, Polaroid, Enschede, The Netherlands, 2010. © Robert Burley In the brief time Robert Burley spent documenting the industrial infrastructure supporting analog photography, the world embraced a digital age. Suddenly a global population abandoned their film cameras and began to create and share photographs using data-driven devices. Companies such as Kodak and Polaroid were reduced to shadows of their former selves, or worse, a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Friday, April 26, 2013
11 a.m. Financial Empowerment Day @ SIBL
For details visit www.nypl.org/fed! Classes Medicare, Investment Choices, Safeguarding Your Credit, Ready to Invest, Wills and Advance Directive, Savings Fitness & more… Counseling Certified Financial Planners offer 30 minute private sessions. Database Demonstrations Staff demonstrations of resources to assist you with your personal finances. Financial Fair Financial information from organizations such as Federal Trade Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Securities &…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
12 noonInvesting Beyond the Basics: Products, Pitfalls and Sound Practices for Today’s Investor
From variable annuities to lifecycle funds and structured products, there is no shortage of investment options for today’s investor. How do you determine what is right—or wrong—for you? Pete Chandler, FINRA’s Director of Investor Education, draws on recent FINRA Investor Alerts and other resources to help you navigate the world of investing beyond the basics. Part of Financial Empowerment Day at SIBL! For details visit nypl.org/fed ! Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwis…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
12 noonConsumer Credit: The Basics on Safeguarding Your Credit and Avoiding Scams
Nur-ul-Haq of the Federal Trade Commission discusses the basics of consumer credit and credit reporting, including the contents of the credit report and consumers’ rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) and Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (“FACT Act”). Part of Financial Empowerment Day at SIBL! For details visit nypl.org/fed ! Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
12 noonLearn About Your Health Insurance Options
Heather Rankin, Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access (OCHIA), discusses: How to look for health insurance on the NYC Health Insurance Link : www.nyc.gov/hilink Health coverage options How the Federal Health Care Reform will affect you Small business tax credits, penalties and mandates under The Federal Health Care Law Part of Financial Empowerment Day at SIBL! For details visit nypl.org/fed ! Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
2 p.m.Savings Fitness
The key tool for making a secure retirement a reality is financial planning. Learn how to: Clarify your retirement and other financial goals Manage your money so you can afford today's needs yet still fund tomorrow's goals Make saving for retirement and other goals a habit Take advantage of retirement plans at work, and what to do if you're on your own There is no such thing as starting to save too early or too late - only not starting at all! Giacomo Turrini is a Benefits A…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
2 p.m. Medicare 2013
Eric Hausman, NYC Dept. for the Aging gives an overview of the Medicare program and your coverage options, including Medigap/Medicare Supplement insurance, Medicare Advantage/Medicare Health Plans and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage. Part of Financial Empowerment Day at SIBL! For details visit nypl.org/fed ! Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
2 p.m. Ready to Invest? Let’s Begin
Kathleen Floyd of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) outlines the resources available for researching investment decisions, including top tips for selecting a financial professional. Understanding the risks, knowing the fees and avoiding fraud are all part of an investor's due diligence. Learn how to do the research. Part of Financial Empowerment Day at SIBL! For details visit nypl.org/fed ! Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
4 p.m.Making Smart Investment Decisions
Erika Safran, CFP ™, a member of the Financial Planning Association of NY will discuss the key factors to successful investing. You will learn how to focus on your investment goals and recognize the potential risks and rewards of different investments. The discussion includes: What everyone should do before they invest Risks and opportunities in a low rate environment A look at our current economy and future investment themes Strategies for successful investing with a discussion…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
4 p.m.Planning for the Future: Wills and Advance Directives
Steve Keltz discusses life planning documents, including wills, health care proxies, living wills and powers of attorney. Learn about why these documents are so important and the many ways in which they can help you plan for the future. Part of Financial Empowerment Day at SIBL! For details visit nypl.org/fed ! Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
4 p.m. Financial Independence (Getting to Point X)
John J. Vento author of “Financial Independence, Getting to Point X” discusses the ten issues key to achieving your financial goals and how to use them to realize your dream of financial independence. Part of Financial Empowerment Day at SIBL! For details visit nypl.org/fed ! Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
5:30 p.m.Legacies Past and Future: Essentials of Estate and Gift Planning
We are pleased to present an educational seminar for Library patrons and supporters. John Bacon, The Library's Director of Planned Giving, will present estate planning concepts in easy-to-understand terms, in a relaxed and interactive environment—questions will be encouraged—and completely free of charge. As a special introductory presentation, Maira Liriano, Manager of the Irma and Paul Milstein Division of U.S. History, Local History and Genealogy, will join to present "Discover Your Past: Ho…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
NYPL Supporters
5:30 p.m.Legacies Past and Future: Essentials of Estate and Gift Planning
John Bacon, The Library’s Director of Planned Giving will present estate and gift planning concepts Special Introductory Presentation Discover Your Past: How the Milstein Division Makes That Happen Every Day with Maira Liriano, Manager, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History, and Genealogy Tuesday, April 30, 2013 5:30 p.m. RSVP Required: conservators@nypl.org For more information about the Conservators Program or to join, please contact Megan Lucas at 212.930.06…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults
Thursday, May 2, 2013
6 p.m.How To Start Your Own Food Truck!
Do you have a great recipe that everyone raves about? Are you interested in giving up your day job to take on the intrepid life of a food-trucker? Before you take out a second mortgage to finance your new truck, stop by this session to learn about life on the streets in NYC from the perspective of a street vendor. David Weber, author of The Food Truck Handbook, gives an overview of what it takes to start your own food truck. The discussion includes: The rise of Mobile Food Will food t…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Saturday, May 4, 2013
10:30 a.m.Sports for All: Find Out What Sport Is Right for You!
NYPL partners with the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, NYC Adaptive Climbing and Peak Potential to offer a day of information, so people with varying abilities can find the right sport for them! Representatives of sports for all ages will be present to speak one-on-one as well as give presentations in the auditorium; there will also be lots of videos and demonstrations. Mark Farrell (pictured, below) will give the keynote presentation at 10:30 a.m. Schedule of Pre…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults
3 p.m.Family Crafts: Happy Mother's Day!
Come in and decorate a picture frame for your mom or grandmother. Bring in a photograph of yourself (5" x 3") to help complete your project. For children ages 3 to 8. Preregistration begins on 4/27.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
6:30 p.m.American Beatboxer Film Screening - World Premiere!
This documentary honors the evolution of beat boxing juxtaposed against the final day of competition to crown the first American beat boxing champion. On the judging panel are Rahzel the "King of Noise," Parrish Smith of EPMD, as well as Jarobi White of A Tribe Called Quest. After the screening there will be a talkback with Director Manauvaskar Kublall, producers Richard McKeown, and Chesney Snow. Presented as part of the Schomburg's Hip-Hop 4.0 Initiative, curated by Martha Diaz. Free! Regis…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
6 p.m.This Is the Day: The March on Washington - Michael Eric Dyson, Paul Farber, Eli Reed, Jamel Shabazz, Deborah Willis and Brigitte Freed
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Reproduced in This Is the Day: The March on Washington. © Estate of Leonard Freed – Magnum Photos (Brigitte Freed). Leonard Freed’s images of the march were made during the midst of the civil rights movement, when racial inequities were most painfully exposed to the nation and the world. He was among a select group of photojournalists who used their cameras to document the movement because of a passionate desire to understand, and shed light on the compl…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Saturday, June 15, 2013
3 p.m.Family Science & Father's Day Craft
Use the method of chromatography to decorate a handkerchief for Dad. For children ages 5 to 11. Space is limited. Preregistration begins on 6/8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thursday, June 20, 2013
1:15 p.m.John Donne, Re-done
Why does John Donne continue to excite readers nearly four centuries after his death? Contemporary poets read their work and Donne’s, commenting on how he influenced them, and an actress will also perform some of his poems. Although close to four centuries have passed since his death, John Donne (1572-1631) remains as engaging, exciting, challenging, and controversial as he was in his own day. His work includes some of the greatest love poetry ever written. Often conversational and intensely…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Saturday, June 22, 2013
6:30 p.m.Beginner VectorWorks for Theater Designers
This course is designed to give working theater designers an introduction to the 3d modeling software, VectorWorks. Please download the free 30 day trial version prior to the class if you do not already have a copy.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Technology Training CenterAdults
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
2 p.m.The Dance Historian Is In: Screening #10
David Vaughan, archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years, will screen two works by Richard Alston, the artistic director of The Place in London, where the Richard Alston Dance Company is based: 1) Soda Lake, a solo originally choreographed for Rambert Dance Company in 1981 and performed by Michael Clark, with sculpture by Nigel Hall. In this videorecording, made by the National Resource Centre for Dance, University of Surrey, in collaboration with Ra…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Thursday, June 27, 2013
6 p.m.Photoshop Elements 11
Dan Schlesinger offers an overview of Photoshop Elements 11 and how it’s used to organize, edit and present photos in print and on the web. Learn a digital workflow for editing and organizing photos, basic photo processing, correction, enhancing, retouching, resizing, layers, working with text and saving files for the WEB and print. Based on Photoshop, Photoshop Elements offers all the tools and functions most businesses and photographers need. Handouts and links for PSE tutorials and reso…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
6 p.m. Using Social Media to Find Your Next Job
Building on the previous day’s talk, Bruce A. Hurwitz, Ph.D, reviews using LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter as components of a successful job search. A “mega-user” with over 35,000 first degree connections, Dr. Hurwitz explains how he uses LinkedIn to find candidates for his clients. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
1:15 p.m.Canceled
Federico Garcia Lorca Occupies Wall Street : "A Poet in New York" and Global Crisis
In conjunction with the Exhibition Back Tomorrow : A Poet in New York/Federico Garcia Lorca April 5 - July 21, 2013 - Wachenheim Gallery In the year he spent in New York, Federico Garcia Lorca witnessed the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and its aftermath. His book Poet in New York, which dramatically captures that crisis in various ways, was not published until 1940, shortly after the end of the Spanish Civil War and four years after the poet's assassination at its outbreak. This lecture concentr…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Monday, July 15, 2013
9 a.m.Drawing 101
THIS IS A WEEK-LONG SEMINAR (MONDAY JULY 15 - FRIDAY JULY 19) GARY PANTER, Instructor This class is designed for beginners, but artists at any skill level are welcome to apply. Our primary focus will be on learning how to draw in a sketchbook. Through simple exercises, we will break down the barrier separating non-drawers from drawers. Each day's draughting will be supplemented with lectures on a variety of topics, such as the history of comics and drawing; 20th century art; the lineage of the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
Early Childhood Educators,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
9 a.m.BLACK HISTORY 360: The Schomburg's Summer Education Institute 2013
A WEEK OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR K-12 TEACHERS, COMMUNITY EDUCATORS, COLLEGE FACULTY COLLEGE STUDENTS. MONDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 15-19, 2013 Teachers from kindergarten to college are invited to make the Schomburg Center your destination for a spectacular “education vacation” this year! Join hundreds of educators and premier scholars from across the country for lectures, interactive workshops, curriculum labs, curator talks and community walks that explore the history and cultures of African Am…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureTeachers
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
9 a.m.BLACK HISTORY 360: The Schomburg's Summer Education Institute 2013
A WEEK OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR K-12 TEACHERS, COMMUNITY EDUCATORS, COLLEGE FACULTY COLLEGE STUDENTS. MONDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 15-19, 2013 Teachers from kindergarten to college are invited to make the Schomburg Center your destination for a spectacular “education vacation” this year! Join hundreds of educators and premier scholars from across the country for lectures, interactive workshops, curriculum labs, curator talks and community walks that explore the history and cultures of African Am…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureTeachers
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