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Monday, April 27, 2015
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)
1 p.m.Preservation Week 2015: Be an Informed Consumer of Custom Picture Framing
Presenters: Denise Stockman, Assistant Paper Conservator, Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division, New York Public Library Twins - Female twins with picture frame Walking onto a frame shop can be a bit daunting. There are decisions to be made about mats, mounting, glass, the frame itself, and where and how to hang it when you get home. How do you know that you are doing the right thing for your valued object? Is it worth the cost? NYPL's assistant paper conservator, Denise Stockman, w…
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)
6 p.m.Come as You Are | Aziz + Cucher, Alexandra Schwartz, Shahzia Sikander, Marina Zurkow | An Art Book Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. This event celebrates the publication of Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s and the exhibition by the same title, on view at the Montclair Art Museum this spring before embarking on a national tour. Featuring four artists from the exhibition and moderated by its curator Alexandra Schwartz, the panel examines the insights achieved by, and challenges inherent in, creating a history of a relatively recent era, many of whose key issues—surrounding identitie…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, April 30, 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)
Friday, May 1, 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)
6:30 p.m.Peripheral Landscapes: The Art of Maps
Peripheral Landscapes: The Art of Maps: A conversation with artist Jenny Odell and geospatial librarian Matt Knutzen RSVP today! It took 92 hours, combing through tens of thousands of maps and atlases from the New York Public Library Digital Map Collection for Jenny Odell to meticulously cut, collect and repurpose the purely decorative and non-informational elements that reside along the edges of maps. The result is a series of three collages featuring mythical creatures, natural wonders, and…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map DivisionAdults
Saturday, May 2, 2015
10 a.m.Friends Double-Discount Week at The Readers & Writers Shop
From Saturday, May 2 - Saturday, May 9, visit the Readers & Writers Shop in the Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street or online to find a curated selection of books, desk accessories, jourmals, writing implements, jewelry and more. Enjoy 20% off your purchases during Double-Discount Week. Join, or renew your membership here to take advantage of this discount!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Library ShopNYPL Supporters
11:30 a.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
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 HallTeens/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)
Sunday, May 3, 2015
10 a.m.Friends Double-Discount Week at The Readers & Writers Shop
From Saturday, May 2 - Saturday, May 9, visit the Readers & Writers Shop in the Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street or online to find a curated selection of books, desk accessories, jourmals, writing implements, jewelry and more. Enjoy 20% off your purchases during Double-Discount Week. Join, or renew your membership here to take advantage of this discount!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Library ShopNYPL Supporters
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, May 4, 2015
10 a.m.Friends Double-Discount Week at The Readers & Writers Shop
From Saturday, May 2 - Saturday, May 9, visit the Readers & Writers Shop in the Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street or online to find a curated selection of books, desk accessories, jourmals, writing implements, jewelry and more. Enjoy 20% off your purchases during Double-Discount Week. Join, or renew your membership here to take advantage of this discount!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Library ShopNYPL Supporters
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
12:30 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)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
10 a.m.Friends Double-Discount Week at The Readers & Writers Shop
From Saturday, May 2 - Saturday, May 9, visit the Readers & Writers Shop in the Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street or online to find a curated selection of books, desk accessories, jourmals, writing implements, jewelry and more. Enjoy 20% off your purchases during Double-Discount Week. Join, or renew your membership here to take advantage of this discount!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Library ShopNYPL Supporters
12 noonUncovering Your Family History: Researching Vital Records & the Census
Caption Begin exploring your genealogy with the NYPL. This class explains the basic steps to getting started in family history research by examining vital records - birth, marriage, and death certificates, and search tips for census population schedules.
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)
3 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
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
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
10 a.m.Friends Double-Discount Week at The Readers & Writers Shop
From Saturday, May 2 - Saturday, May 9, visit the Readers & Writers Shop in the Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street or online to find a curated selection of books, desk accessories, jourmals, writing implements, jewelry and more. Enjoy 20% off your purchases during Double-Discount Week. Join, or renew your membership here to take advantage of this discount!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Library ShopNYPL Supporters
12 noonAlan Cumming
Alan Cumming comes to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, Not My Father's Son: A Memoir. Alan Cumming is an actor and activist beyond eclectic. He plays Eli Gold on CBS’s The Good Wife, for which he received Golden Globe, Emmy, SAG and Satellite award nominations, and is currently reprising his Tony Award-winning role of the Emcee in the Broadway musical Cabaret. Cumming is also Host of PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery and appears opposite Lisa Kudrow in Showtime's Web Therapy. He has written fo…
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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