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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
12 noonChigozie Obioma
Chigozie Obioma comes to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, The Fishermen. Chigozie Obioma was born in 1986 in Akure, Nigeria. His short stories have appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review and New Madrid. He was a Fall 2012 OMI Fellow at Ledig House, New York. He has lived in Nigeria, Cyprus and Turkey, and currently resides in the United States, where he has completed an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan. The Fishermen is his first novel. Make the most of your lu…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers
12:30 p.m.Docent Led Tour of "Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography"
Join a 45 minute docent led tour of the “Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography” exhibition. Meet at Gottesman Exhibition Hall entrance. There is no charge.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman Exhibition HallAdults,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
2:30 p.m.Toddler Crafternoon
Stories and a simple art activity for children ages 18-36 months with parent/caregiver. Registration begins 4/15/15.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
3:30 p.m.Docent Led Tour of "Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography"
Join a 45 minute docent led tour of the “Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography” exhibition. Meet at Gottesman Exhibition Hall entrance. There is no charge.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman Exhibition HallAdults,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
6 p.m.Jan Schoonhoven | Antoon Melissen, David Leiber | An Art Book Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. On the occasion of the publication Jan Schoonhoven , author and foremost authority on the artist, Antoon Melissen, is joined in conversation by David Zwirner Director David Leiber, organizer of the gallery’s recent exhibition of the artist’s work. Jan Schoonhoven working at his home in Delft, the Netherlands, 1979. Photo: Pieter Boersma. Courtesy of David Zwirner, New York/London This book was published in conjunction with the first signifi…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, April 23, 2015
10:15 a.m.Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
11:15 a.m.Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
12:30 p.m.Docent Led Tour of "Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography"
Join a 45 minute docent led tour of the “Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography” exhibition. Meet at Gottesman Exhibition Hall entrance. There is no charge.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman Exhibition HallAdults,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
3:30 p.m.Docent Led Tour of "Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography"
Join a 45 minute docent led tour of the “Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography” exhibition. Meet at Gottesman Exhibition Hall entrance. There is no charge.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman Exhibition HallAdults,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
6:30 p.m.Spring 2015 Curator's Choice - The Art & Architecture Collection
For Donors $250 or more. Join NYPL's Chief of Art Information Services Clayton Kirking as he discusses the Library's celebrated Art and Architecture Collection. Attendees will enjoy an exclusive visit to the collection's lovely home in Room 300! To reserve your spot, please call the Friends Office at 212.930.0653 or email.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Art & Architecture CollectionNYPL Supporters
7 p.m.Saint Jordi’s Day: An evening on Josep Pla
Click here to reserve your free seats! On April 23, Saint Jordi’s Day, Catalonians offer books and flowers to loved ones in honor of Barcelona’s patron saint. In a New York version of this tradition, Jordi Puntí and Colm Tóibín pay tribute to the great Catalan writer Josep Pla, whose books include The Gray Notebook and Life Embitters. Puntì and Tóibín will discuss Pla’s life, work, and enduring influence on Catalan and Spanish literature. This event is co-presented with New York Review Books,…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Friday, April 24, 2015
11 a.m.Shashin: Photography from Japan
SHASHIN: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM JAPAN is a multi-institution program aimed to raise awareness of photography from Japan in New York, foster an exchange, and stimulate discussion in multiple segments: Academics, students, art collectors, researchers, artists, photographers, Japanophiles, and the general public of New York City. The festival’s main event is a two-day symposium held inside the New York Public Library with the following panels and artists’ presentations: Friday, April 24th, 11am-6pm (Au…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
12:30 p.m.Docent Led Tour of "Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography"
Join a 45 minute docent led tour of the “Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography” exhibition. Meet at Gottesman Exhibition Hall entrance. There is no charge.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman Exhibition HallAdults,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
3:30 p.m.Docent Led Tour of "Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography"
Join a 45 minute docent led tour of the “Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography” exhibition. Meet at Gottesman Exhibition Hall entrance. There is no charge.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman Exhibition HallAdults,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
4:30 p.m.Book Buddies! Book Discussion Group: Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry
A regular discussion of great children's books in a fun and informal setting. For kids between the ages of 7-9 that are reading independently on a 3rd-4th grade reading level. This month we are reading the Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry. We are encouraging participants to read a handful of poems and come prepared to tell us about their favorite one. Copies of the book can be picked up at the Children's Center.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
7 p.m.Per Petterson
To celebrate the American publication of his novel I Refuse, acclaimed Norwegian author Per Peterson discusses friendship, fiction, and the passage of time. PER PETTERSON is the author of seven novels, including Out Stealing Horses, I Curse the River of Time, It’s Fine By Me, In the Wake, and To Siberia. His best-selling novel Out Stealing Horses has been translated into 50 languages and won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the largest international prize for a work of fiction wri…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Saturday, April 25, 2015
10:30 a.m.Family Crafts & Stories
Celebrate Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day)! Join us for stories and a family craft that promote diversity and literacy. For children ages 3-8. Registration begins 4/18.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
11 a.m.Shashin: Photography from Japan
SHASHIN: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM JAPAN is a multi-institution program aimed to raise awareness of photography from Japan in New York, foster an exchange, and stimulate discussion in multiple segments: Academics, students, art collectors, researchers, artists, photographers, Japanophiles, and the general public of New York City. The festival’s main event is a two-day symposium held inside the New York Public Library with the following panels and artists’ presentations: Friday, April 24th, 11am-6pm (Au…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
12:30 p.m.Docent Led Tour of "Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography"
Join a 45 minute docent led tour of the “Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography” exhibition. Meet at Gottesman Exhibition Hall entrance. There is no charge.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman Exhibition HallAdults,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
2 p.m.NYC Erasure Festival
The afternoon starts with a brief panel discussion on The Art of Erasure, a form of found poetry created by erasing or marking out an existing text with masters of the form sharing their approaches and chatting about what can come of erasure as a creative practice. Then it’s your turn. We’ll bring the Sharpies, crayons, highlighters and other erasure accoutrements, plus a huge supply of literary magazines. A wonderful bonus: you can discover new literary magazines and writers you’ve never read b…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, DeWitt Wallace Periodical RoomAdults
3 p.m.After School Park Rangers - Youcan's Sense of the Rainforest
Youcan the Toucan puppet and explorer Jungle Jane embark on an adventure where children are part of a tropical jungle exploration team. Children experience a unique introduction to the rainforest that features creative drama, storytelling, and puppets. For children ages 3 to 6 years old. Presented by the Wildlife Theater from the Central Park Zoo.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3:30 p.m.Docent Led Tour of "Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography"
Join a 45 minute docent led tour of the “Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography” exhibition. Meet at Gottesman Exhibition Hall entrance. There is no charge.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman Exhibition HallAdults,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sunday, April 26, 2015
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon: Children's Book Week - Its Past, Present, and Future
Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Join Children’s Book Council (CBC) Communications Director Nicole Deming as she discusses both the history and the latest initiatives of this one-of-a-kind event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumBook Lovers,
Teachers
3 p.m.Family Read Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
3:30 p.m.Docent Led Tour of "Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography"
Join a 45 minute docent led tour of the “Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography” exhibition. Meet at Gottesman Exhibition Hall entrance. There is no charge.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman Exhibition HallAdults,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Monday, April 27, 2015
10:15 a.m.New Walkers Storytime (12-17 months)
Babies from 12-17 months old (walking with assistance) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. Please note: Children that are walking independently should attend our toddler program on Thursday mornings.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
11:15 a.m.Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
12 noonPreservation Week 2015: Caring for Your Personal Digital Archives
General Motors - Futurama - Bridge scene Presenters: Rebecca Holte, Preservation Coordinator, Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division, and Susan Malsbury, Digital Archivist, Archives Unit, New York Public Library Learn about the intricacies and oddities of digital files and media. This session will demonstrate tools and strategies to preserve your personal and family digital memories: photographs, blogs, websites, documents, etc. Play detective as we explore an orphaned thumb drive. This…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
12:30 p.m.Docent Led Tour of "Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography"
Join a 45 minute docent led tour of the “Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography” exhibition. Meet at Gottesman Exhibition Hall entrance. There is no charge.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman Exhibition HallAdults,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
1 p.m.Preservation Week 2015: Caring for Your Personal Audiovisual Media
Presenters: Jonah Volk, Media Preservation Coordinator, Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division, New York Public Library Unsure of how to care for your home movies, audio recordings, or other film, video or audio materials? In this presentation, NYPL preservation staff will share strategies for protecting and archiving your personal audiovisual media. The focus will be on approaches that you can use at home to help ensure the survival of your materials. Please note that digitization of analog m…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
3:30 p.m.Docent Led Tour of "Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography"
Join a 45 minute docent led tour of the “Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography” exhibition. Meet at Gottesman Exhibition Hall entrance. There is no charge.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman Exhibition HallAdults,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
8 p.m.Young Lions Fiction Award Benefit
For the past fifteen years, The New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award has championed emerging writers and encouraged innovation and excellence in contemporary fiction. To commemorate this year's milestone anniversary, the Library will host the Young Lions Fiction Award Benefit on April 27, 2015. Following the announcement of the winner at the Fiction Award ceremony, the Benefit will feature dancing, cocktails, and light fare in historic Astor Hall. All proceeds will support the wo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumNYPL Supporters
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
12:30 p.m.Docent Led Tour of "Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography"
Join a 45 minute docent led tour of the “Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography” exhibition. Meet at Gottesman Exhibition Hall entrance. There is no charge.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman Exhibition HallAdults,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
3:30 p.m.Docent Led Tour of "Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography"
Join a 45 minute docent led tour of the “Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography” exhibition. Meet at Gottesman Exhibition Hall entrance. There is no charge.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman Exhibition HallAdults,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
4 p.m.Preschool Storytime
Stories, songs and participation activities for children ages 3-5.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
5:30 p.m.Citizen Cartography @NYPL: Building a Virtual Atlas
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 and transcribe historical information from those maps. You will learn how to overlay digital images of historical maps onto a contemporary digital map through a process called georectification, or "warping" maps. This means overlaying dig…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
6 p.m.How to Publish Your Book
Every writer writes a book with the intention to publish it, whether it’s fiction, non-fiction or a children’s book. Understanding what it takes to get your book published, out into the marketplace, and attract attention and/or grow your sales can seem like a mystery of its own, especially as an academic or first time writer. In this presentation, Jennifer S. Wilkov, author and book consultant, will show you how to master the art of writing and publishing your book. Break through the bottlenec…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
12 noonPreservation Week 2015: Caring for your home book, paper, and photograph collections
Presenters: Shelly Smith, Head of Conservation Treatment, Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division, New York Public Library NYPL's Head of Conservation Treatment will give tips on how individuals and families can care for their personal treasures. This presentation will focus on proper housing and storage of collections in a home environment, providing simplea dvice that anyone can follow to prolong the life of books, paper documents, and photographs, including what to do in case of an emergency…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
12 noonJorie Graham
Jorie Graham comes to Books at Noon to discuss her latest work, From the New World: Poems 1976-2014. Jorie Graham is the author of numerous award-winning and widely translated collections of poetry, including Hybrids of Plants and Ghosts (1980), Erosion (1983), The End of Beauty (1987), Region of Unlikeness (1991), The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1992 (1995) winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Never (2002), Sea Change (2008), and Place (2012), winner of the 2012 Forward…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers
12:30 p.m.Docent Led Tour of "Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography"
Join a 45 minute docent led tour of the “Public Eye, 175 Years of Sharing Photography” exhibition. Meet at Gottesman Exhibition Hall entrance. There is no charge.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman Exhibition HallAdults,
Families,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
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