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TimeEventLocationAudience
Friday, November 28, 2014
10 a.m.Friends Double Discount Week at The Readers & Writers Shop
Start the holiday shopping season at The Library! Visit the Readers & Writers Shop, in the Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street to find books, gifts, and more for books lovers and writers of all ages. From Friday, November 28 - Saturday, December 6, Library Friends save 20% on all purchases at in person at The Readers & Writers Shop or online. Find unique gifts for family, friends and colleagues, all while supporting your Library. Join, renew or upgrade your membership…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Library ShopNYPL Supporters
Saturday, November 29, 2014
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
Sunday, November 30, 2014
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
Monday, December 1, 2014
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
1:15 p.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
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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
7 p.m.James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination
Please join us on Tuesday, December 2nd at 7pm in the Wachenheim Trustees Room as Matt Brim and Ayana Mathis discuss the work of James Baldwin to mark the release of Brim's new book James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination. Please RSVP to Jasonbaumann@nypl.org. The central figure in black gay literary history, James Baldwin has become a familiar touchstone for queer scholarship in the academy. Matt Brim’s James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination draws on the contributions of queer theory and blac…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
6 p.m.Come Together | Francesco Spampinato, Andy Bichlbaum (Yes Men), Marvin Jordan (DIS), Charlie Todd (Improv Everywhere) | Design and Style Series Event
FREE - South Court Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. The past twenty years have seen a new generation of artists working together in small groups and large collectives to explore new avenues of art, design, performance, and activism. Join Francesco Spampinato, author of Come Together: The Rise of Cooperative Art and Design, and creative groups featured in his book for a lively discussion on motivations, logistics, and objectives that drive an artist to give up his ego and embrace anonymous an…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers
Thursday, December 4, 2014
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
1:15 p.m.The Lenox Library : The Library as Musuem
One of The New York Public Library’s founding donors was the little known James Lenox (1800-1880). His exceptional assemblage of rare books, prints, maps, and incunabula, which today form the heart of NYPL’s research holdings, were displayed, along with his paintings, sculptures and objects d’art, in the purpose-built Lenox Library (1877). A combined library and art gallery, the library was a gift from Lenox to the citizens of New York designed by one of the nation’s leading architects, Richar…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
3:15 p.m.Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Immigration Records
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. This class offers an introductory exploration of passenger lists and naturalization records, their history, and the history Castle Garden, Ellis Island, and the Port of New York as a site of immigration to the United States.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Friday, December 5, 2014
6:30 p.m.Tilden Holiday Toast
Join NYPL President Tony Marx at this festive holiday gathering and raise a glass to our honored guests: writers, journalists, and scholars from past forums, as well as our treasured Library curators. A selection of seasonal hors d'oeuvre and a tasting of wine and spirits will accompany this special evening, as we celebrate the contributions of our favorite intellectuals—as gracious as they are brilliant. Friday, December 5, 2014 Reception 6:30 p.m. Program 7 p.m. RSVP Required: conservato…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, McGraw RotundaNYPL Supporters
Saturday, December 6, 2014
10 a.m.Saturday at Sotheby’s: Behind-the-Scenes Tour for Young Lions
For over two centuries, Sotheby’s has offered some of the most exciting and coveted objects to people all over the world. On this special Saturday morning, you are invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of the unique watch and jewelry collections that Sotheby's has brought to the market before they go on sale the following week. Saturday, December 6, 10:00 a.m. RSVP Required: younglions@nypl.org Private Location This event is open to Young Lion Conservators and above. To upgrade your member…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL 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
2 p.m.A Look at Children's Book Publishing in the 21st Century
Join author/illustrator Jane Breskin Zalben as she moderates a panel that examines how publishing has changed from the perspectives of various professionals in the children's book field. Featuring Laurent Linn (Art Director, S&S), Leonard Marcus (Scholar), Neal Porter (Editor, Roaring Brook), Caroline Ward (Librarian, Ferguson Library), Susan Roth (Artist), and Elizabeth Harding (Agent, VP Curtis Brown).
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers
Sunday, December 7, 2014
1 p.m.Holiday Open House 2014
Don't miss NYPL's annual holiday celebration-our Thank You to you, the Library's generous supporters! Enjoy holiday music and other entertainment in the festive Schwarzman Building. Explore the Schwarzman Building with friends, family, and other donors. And make sure to use your discount at the Readers & Writers Shop! Join today and start a family tradition! For more information please call the Friends Office at 212.930.0653. Invitations to this annual holiday celebration will be…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Monday, December 8, 2014
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
1:15 p.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
1:15 p.m.For Peace and Money : The Price of War and Revolution in Late Imperial Russia
The story of British and French private and government loans to Russia in the late imperial period up to the Genoa Conference of 1922 is a classic tale of money and power in the modern era—an age of economic interconnectivity and great power interdependency. Imperial Russia was the oremost international debtor country in pre-World War I Europe. From the forging of the Franco-Russian alliance onwards, Russia’s needs were met, first and foremost, by Russia’s allies and diplomatic partners in the d…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
2 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,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers
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
7 p.m.When the United States Spoke French: François Furstenberg and Anka Muhlstein
Click Here to Reserve Seats! The biographer and essayist Anka Mulhstein talks with the historian François Furstenberg about his recent book, When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation, an account of the early years of the American republic through the eyes of five distinguished Frenchmen seeking refuge from their own Revolution. Berger Forum François Furstenberg, the author of In the Name of the Father: Washington’s Legacy, Slavery, and the Making of a Nation, i…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
6 p.m.Around the Globe: International Diversity in YA Writing
Words without Borders and The New York Public Library present a discussion of the vibrant and compelling world of international YA. Join our distinguished panelists, including Padma Venkatraman, Briony Everroad, Roxanne Hsu-Feldman, and Arthur A. Levine in a wide-ranging conversation about diversity and international voices in YA writing today, moderated by editor, author and professor of Library Sciences Marc Aronson. This event coincides with the launch of WWB’s December issue, dedicated to th…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thursday, December 11, 2014
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
11:30 a.m.Fall 2014 Friends Preview - Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography
For donors $40 or more Did you know the Library has a world class collection of photographs that includes almost every photographic process, from the daguerreotype to digital imagery? Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography, the first retrospective survey of photography organized by NYPL, explores the past 175 years of the medium. Ranging from photography’s first official announcement in 1839 to its current pervasiveness, the works on view, drawn completely from the Library’s collections…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman Exhibition HallNYPL Supporters
1:15 p.m.The Empire State Building : From Al Smith to King Kong
The skyscraper is America’s gift to world architecture. The most iconic skyscraper is the Empire State Building which rose at the time of Great Depression. What drove it was an extraordinary combination of politics, money, design, and chutzpah. Powerful men and brilliant architects worked together to create this masterpiece of urban life which became symbolic of American achievement. Dr. Seth Gopin, a writer in residence in the Wertheim Study, is known to several generations of Rutgers Unive…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
2 p.m.Researching with E-Resources: Periodicals and Newspapers
Explore current and historical newspapers and periodicals available online through NYPL
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Friday, December 12, 2014
4:30 p.m.Bookalicious! Book Discussion Group
A regular discussion of great children's books in a fun and informal setting. For kids between the ages of 10-12 that are reading on a 5th-6th grade reading level. This month we will be discussing Under the Egg by Laura M. Fitzgerald. Extra copies of this title are available at the Children's Center.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
7 p.m.Robert B. Silvers Annual Lecture: Joyce Carol Oates
The prolific and profound author of innumerable novels, plays, and poems, Joyce Carol Oates delivers this year’s Robert B. Silvers lecture, titled "Is The Uninspired Life Worth Living?" There is no more versatile and accomplished American writer than JOYCE CAROL OATES. The author of many books, Oates has penned best-selling novels, critically acclaimed collections of short fiction, as well as essays, plays, poetry, a recent memoir, and an unlikely bestseller, On Boxing. Her remarkable literary…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Saturday, December 13, 2014
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
3 p.m.A Festive Time of Year!
Between mid-November, and early January there are almost more holidays than a person can count! This performance features tales that help the listener get into the holiday spirit, be it Three Kings Day or Winter's Soltice! Recommended for children ages 5 and older. Presented by Julie Pasqual.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sunday, December 14, 2014
2 p.m.Postponed
Molly Picon: Star of the Yiddish Theater!
In a musical salute to "Molly Picon, Star of the Yiddish Theatre!” Dr. Cypkin tells—through English narration—the life story of this exciting First Lady of the Yiddish Stage, through the countless Yiddish songs she sang and often wrote during her many, many years on the Yiddish stage. Indeed, the concert is a cornucopia, a beautiful bouquet, of tangos, waltzes, and fox-trots, that will have you humming for days. In sum, the concert is a tribute to a legend! The event is FREE, however, a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
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
Monday, December 15, 2014
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
1:15 p.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
1:15 p.m.Shortcut : How the Analogies We Embrace Change the World, and How to Choose Better Ones
When we decide to blow the whistle, spill the beans, take a rain check or get the hell out of Dodge, we’re using analogies whose original meanings rarely enter our consciousness. But beneath their surface, all of them convey a complex network of ideas that shape our thinking in analogous situations. Unfortunately, not every analogy that rings true is true. Do neighboring countries really topple like dominoes? Is DNA evidence the fingerprint of the 21st century? Is the marketplace a battlefie…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
7 p.m.Marlon James | Salman Rushdie
Marlon James takes the stage with the author he describes as "by and large the writer who made me want to write the books," 2008 Library Lion Salman Rushdie. Media Sponsor: The Financial Times MARLON JAMES was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1970 and currently teaches at Macalester College. He is the author of The Book of Night Women, which won the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Minnesota Book Award, was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction, and an NAACP…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
2 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,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
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