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Friday, February 12, 2016
2:30 p.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - February 2016
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Come to the library and m…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Saturday, February 13, 2016
11:30 a.m.Daddy, Mommy & Me
Stories, songs and rhymes for families to enjoy together. For children ages 2-4.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
3 p.m.Family Crafts: Valentine's Day
Join us and make a heart themed project. For ages 3-8. Pre-registration starts February 6, 2016.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sunday, February 14, 2016
3 p.m.Family Read Aloud
Join us for stories and songs. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
11:30 a.m.Canceled
Citizen Cartography I: Introduction to the Map Warper
This hands-on workshop will give you an overview of the NYPL Map Warper tool and how you can use it to explore local history. This tool also supports the Library's historical mapping game, Building Inspector, and the upcoming Space/Time Directory. What is the Map Warper? The Map Warper is a f…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
1 p.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - February 2016
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Come to the library and m…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
2 p.m.Researching the History of Your New York City Home
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
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
6 p.m.Latino Americans: Special Screening - Episode 4: New Latinos, with Lisandro Pérez
Episode 4: New Latinos with Lisandro Pérez Come and join in the conversation of this landmark documentary featuring interviews with nearly 100 Latinos and more than 500 years of History. *Lisandro Pérez, a scholar from the City University of New York, will lead the discussion. At this event, you will get an exclusive look at artifacts from our special Latin American collection housed at the iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building! Light refreshments will be provided. * Lisandro Pé…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Immigrants,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
6 p.m.Changing the Literary Landscape: POC in Publishing
Join us for a conversation about the state of equity and diversity in the publishing industry, with editors Lisa Lucas (Guernica), Ram Devineni (Rattapallax), Laura Pegram (Kweli), and moderated by Clarence Reynolds (Director, Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY). RSVP on Facebook Featured Panelists: Clarence V. Reynolds is Director at the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, in Brooklyn, New York, and editor Killens Review of Arts & Letter…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, DeWitt Wallace Periodical RoomAdults
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
1 p.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - February 2016
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Come to the library and m…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
2:30 p.m.Intergenerational Coloring Bonanza
Photo: Capture Queen Does your child like to color? Do you like to color? Join us for an intergenerational program. First come, first served. Please note that space is limited.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
5:30 p.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - February 2016
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Come to the library and m…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Thursday, February 18, 2016
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 noonGetting Started in Genealogy
Begin exploring your family history with the NYPL. This introductory class will explain first steps in genealogical research. Find out best practices for getting started, learn about genealogical records, and discover how to search NYPL’s collections.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
2 p.m.Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara Location: Room 122 (on First Floor)
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults
Friday, February 19, 2016
10:15 a.m.The Lions Lego Zone: Session 1
Bring your imagination and join us for fun with LEGOs! Kids and their grown-up will have a chance to show off their building skills with LEGOs provided by the Library. Blocks of various sizes will be provided for children ages 2-4 and 5-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Space is limited. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis starting at 10:00 AM. Please bring along a camera to take a pictures of your creation!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
11 a.m.The Lions Lego Zone: Session 2
Bring your imagination and join us for fun with LEGOs! Kids and their grown-up will have a chance to show off their building skills with LEGOs provided by the Library. Blocks of various sizes will be provided for children ages 2-4 and 5-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Space is limited. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis starting at 10:00 AM. Please bring along a camera to take a pictures of your creation!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
2:30 p.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - February 2016
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Come to the library and m…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Saturday, February 20, 2016
11:30 a.m.Daddy, Mommy & Me
Stories, songs and rhymes for families to enjoy together. For children ages 2-4.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
3 p.m.Family Science
Come in and join us for a hands-on science activity. For children ages 5 to 11. Preregistration begins on February 13, 2016. Space is limited to 25 participants.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
7 p.m.For The Public: Poetic Soul
FOR THE PUBLIC is a FREE performance series hosted by The New York Public Library in collaboration with Miles Hodges. The series features live poetry and pop-up art installations from the city's most prominent young creatives, as they explore the power of storytelling, comment on community, and share personal narratives. The New York Public Library hosts Joshua Bennett, Safia Elhillo, and Miles Hodges for Poetic Soul - an evening of poems, performance, and conversation from some of th…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallYoung Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sunday, February 21, 2016
3 p.m.Family Read Aloud
Join us for stories and songs. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Monday, February 22, 2016
9:30 a.m.A Primer on Brazil: Global Giant with Larry Rohter
A Primer on Brazil: Global Giant with Larry Rohter When the 2016 Summer Olympics were awarded to Rio de Janeiro late in 2009, Brazil was enjoying a decade-long economic boom and the country seemed poised for a leap to global power status. But when the games open next August 6, the mood in Rio is sure to be a sour one. Since the end of 2014, Brazil has been mired in the worst corruption scandal in its history, with its political institutions and leaders discredited, and the economy has shifted i…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
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 a.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - February 2016
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Come to the library and m…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
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
2:30 p.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - February 2016
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Come to the library and m…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
11:30 a.m.Canceled
Citizen Cartography II: Warping Maps
This hands-on workshop will show you how to add valuable geographic information to old maps by overlaying digital images of historical maps onto today’s map through a process called georectification, or "warping" maps. You will also learn how to capture boundaries, roads, historical street addresses, and other important historical information from old maps through a process called digitization, or "tracing" maps. This work supports the Library’s historical mapping game, Building Inspector, and t…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
1 p.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - February 2016
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Come to the library and m…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
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
6 p.m.Docent Led Tour of "Printing Women"
Join a 30 minute docent led tour of the "Printing Women: Three Centuries of Female Printmakers, 1570 - 1900" exhibition. There is no charge for this tour. Please meet on the 3rd floor near the elevator.
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
1 p.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - February 2016
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Come to the library and m…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
2:30 p.m.Toddler Crafternoon
Stories and a simple art activity for children ages 18-36 months with parent/caregiver. Registration begins 2/17/16.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
3 p.m.African-American Genealogy: An Introduction to Resources and Research Methods
From 1565 to 1790, Africans surpassed Europeans among the roughly one million newcomers to what would become the United States. A majority of these nearly 360,000 men and women crossed in bondage. Centuries of local and federal laws related to the livelihood of black Americans have created a complex paper trail of genealogical resources. This class aims to provide introductory historical context and recommend basic research methods in the pursuit of African-American family history.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
5:30 p.m.We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - February 2016
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! Come to the library and m…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
6 p.m.Postponed
WOMEN AND ART | Linda Nochlin, Maura Reilly, Arezoo Moseni and special guests | An Art Book Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Legendary feminist art historian Linda Nochlin and art curator Maura Reilly are joined by contemporary women artists for a discussion moderated by Arezoo Moseni about the positions of women artists and women in the art world today and how they have changed since the 1971 publication of Nochlin’s landmark essay “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” The book Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader, edited by Maura Reilly, is the definitive anthol…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
6 p.m.Mumbling Beauty Louise Bourgeois | Alex Van Gelder, Jerry Gorovoy, Arezoo Moseni | An Artist Dialogue Series
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Courtesy Thames & Hudson In celebration of the new book, Mumbling Beauty Louise Bourgeois, photographer and Bourgeois's friend Alex Van Gelder offers a revealing account of his intimate project photographing the legendary artist. The presentation is followed by a conversation with Bourgeois's longtime friend Jerry Gorovoy about the challenges and surprises of collaborating with a complex artist as well as Alex Van Gelder's other projects. The co…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
6 p.m.PT 109 and the Making of an American President
Without PT 109, there never would have been a President John F. Kennedy." -David Powers, White House official, Kennedy Administration In the early morning darkness of August 2, 1943, during a chaotic nighttime skirmish amid the Solomon Islands, the Japanese destroyer Amagiri struck the U.S. Navy's motor torpedo boat PT 109, splitting the craft in two and killing two American sailors instantly. The sea erupted in flames as the skipper, John F. Kennedy, and ten surviving crewmen clung to the si…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
Adults
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