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Monday, February 2, 2015
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, February 3, 2015
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, February 4, 2015
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 are rare…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
6 p.m.Bringing the Art of Food to the Everyday | Shelly Boris, Amy Lipton, Elaine Tin Nyo, Linda Weintraub | Fresh Cooking | Art and Food Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Is working with food an art? Are chefs and growers artists? Can artists be chefs and growers? Can anyone making food call it art? Braised lamb with apples Join us to take a closer look at these questions with a conversation between cookbook author Shelley Boris, curator Amy Lipton, artist Elaine Tin Nyo and writer Linda Weintraub. We discuss ways that artists think about the food they eat, the art of cooking and the art of living on the earth.…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
6:30 p.m.The Dangers of Diplomacy
From Bosnia to North Korea, to serving as the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Christopher R. Hill is well versed in both the imperfection and triumph of diplomacy and seeking peace across borders. In a conversation with New Yorker writer George Packer, Ambassador Hill will discuss his first book and bracing memoir, "Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy." Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Reception 6:30 p.m. Program 7 p.m. RSVP Required: conservators@nypl.org Hosted by the Conservato…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomNYPL Supporters
Thursday, February 5, 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 noonUncovering your Family History: Using Handbooks to Develop Genealogy Research Plans
Genealogy handbooks are an oft overlooked resource. This short course will present different types of handbooks and explain how to use them to improve the quality and depth of genealogy research. This is a companion course to other Uncovering your Family History courses offered by the Milstein Division.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Friday, February 6, 2015
4:30 p.m.Bookalicious! Book Discussion Group: The King of Mulberry Street
A regular discussion of great children's books in a fun and informal setting. For kids between the ages of 10-12 reading on a 5th-6th grade level. This month we will be reading The King of Mulberry Street by Donna Jo Napoli. Copies of the title can be picked up at the Children's Center. If you would like to get added to the Bookalicious email list just sent a message to childrenscenter42@nypl.org.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Saturday, February 7, 2015
10 a.m.NYPL Labs Civic Data Hack Day
NYPL Labs, in partnership with CivOmega and Tabula, is pleased to host a one-day civic data hack event! People have talked about making civic data more accessible for a long time. If you can find data about the way your government and local organizations operate, you can shed light on interesting patterns and stories and better engage with your community. It’s all about transparency, accountability, and enabling change. It’s a beautiful concept. It’s wonderful for society. In reality data i…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults
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.The Children's Literary Salon: Collaborating Couples
Living together is one thing. Working together? Another entirely. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, join married couples Andrea & Brian Pinkney (MARTIN & MAHALIA) and Sean Qualls & Selina Alko (THE CASE FOR LOVING), and Betsy & Ted Lewin (HOW TO BABYSIT A LEOPARD) as they discuss the pitfalls and pleasures of creating collaboratively.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers
3 p.m.African and African-American Folktales
Anansi the spider and others, are here in this program that highlights both African and African-American folktales. 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
3:30 p.m.Best Books for Kids and Teens 2014: Library Event
What were your favorite books of 2014? Did they make the award lists? OR, are you looking for new titles to use in your classroom - including narrative nonfiction? Register NOW for our upcoming event - Best Books for Kids and Teens 2014 - to hear all about the books that won our hearts, kept us up late at night, and that ones we find worthy of the title 'best of 2014.' This event is open to all library lovers - especially *NYC educators! Sat Feb 7th 3:30pm-5pm at 42nd Street, South Court au…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumBook Lovers,
Teachers
Sunday, February 8, 2015
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, February 9, 2015
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, February 10, 2015
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.The Trends in Art Book Publishing | Deborah Aaronson, Todd Bradway, Patricia Fidler, Arezoo Moseni, Lisa Pearson, Mark Polizzotti
FREE - South Court Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. The fundamental mission of a publisher is to make public. This panel, organized by Arezoo Moseni in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Phaidon Press, Siglio Press, Yale University Press and David Zwirner Books, delves into the current and future trends in art book publishing and investigates the circumstances making an art book groundbreaking and life-changing. The panel also tackles the myriad of possibilities advancing art…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
7 p.m.MAJOR DRAMA: Love and Excess in the Romantic Era
As Lord Byron said, "The heart will break, but the broken live on." We're enamored of the poets and writers of the Romantic era, whose far-flung passions and heartbreak prominently figured into lush, expressive works. Spend an evening with the NYPL's Pforzheimer Collection, as our guest readers take us into the lives and scandals of Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Claire Clairmont, and more. Wednesday, February 11, 7:00 p.m. Click here to RSVP Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Barto…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumNYPL Supporters
Thursday, February 12, 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
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
Saturday, February 14, 2015
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, February 15, 2015
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
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
2 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
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.In Manchuria: Michael Meyer and Ian Frazier
Click here to reserve seats! Michael Meyer talks about his new book, In Manchuria: A Village called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China, with Ian Frazier. Meyer’s account of the time he spent living and teaching school in the rice-farming community of Wasteland, in China’s rural Northeast, weaves together history, politics, and personal lives in a vivid drama of loss and change. South Court Auditorium. Michael Meyer first went to China in 1995 with the Peace Corps. He received…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
2:30 p.m.Family Crafts: Celebrate Winter
Join us and make an winter themed project. For ages 3-8. Pre-registration starts February 11, 2015.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
6 p.m.The City Lost and Found | Katherine A. Bussard, Jane Crawford, Jessamyn Fiore, Alison Fisher, Greg Foster-Rice, Max Page | Architectural Explorations in Books Series Event
FREE - South Court Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Join authors Katherine A. Bussard, Alison Fisher, Greg Foster-Rice and Max Page as they discuss their groundbreaking project The City Lost and Found, an exhibition on view this spring at the Princeton University Art Museum. The accompanying publication considers how photographers, architects, activists, performance artists, and filmmakers turned conditions of urban crisis in the 1960s and 1970s into sites for civic discourse and artistic exp…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, February 19, 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
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 The House of Mirth by E. Wharton Location in Schwarzman Building subject to change
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Friday, February 20, 2015
9 a.m.The First Person: A Creative Writing Workshop with Justin Torres
The First Person: A Creative Writing Workshop with Justin Torres This workshop takes place during winter break. In this workshop, we will examine voice and structure in first-person narratives by Donald Barthelme, Stuart Dybek, Carolyn Ferrell, Janet Frame, Amy Hempel, and Grace Paley. We will consider the difference between the often nostalgic and sometimes unreliable “I” voice that narrates events, and the active, embodied “I” who is a character in the story itself. We'll also see how associ…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & WritersAdults
10:30 a.m.The Lions Lego Zone
Bring your imagination and join us for 90 minutes of 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 10:30 AM. Please bring along a camera to take a pictures of your creation!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Saturday, February 21, 2015
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.Music Hour
Please join us as we sing and stretch and jump and dance to new and old favorite songs. Recommended for infants and young children ages 0 to 5 years old with their parent/caregiver. Presented by Julie Stepanek.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
3:15 p.m.Uncovering your Family History: Researching Vital Records and the Census
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. This beginner's class explores the basic steps to getting started in genealogy, which include vital record research and the census.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom A
Array
Adults
Sunday, February 22, 2015
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
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