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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, June 1
@ 12 noon
Books at Noon
William Finnegan
William Finnegan comes to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life. William Finnegan is the author of Barbarian Days, a New York Times bestseller and New York Times Book Review Notable Book, Cold New World, A Complicated War, Dateline Soweto, and Crossing the Line. He has twice been a National Magazine Award finalist and has won numerous journalism awards, including two Overseas Press Club awards since 2009. A staff writer at The New Yorker since 1987, he lives i…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers
Wed, June 1
@ 1 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - June 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
Wed, June 1
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
Researching Naturalization Records
In this class we explore the history of how your ancestors became citizens of the United States of America, the kinds of records they generated when they did so, what information those records contain, and where you can find them.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, June 1
@ 5:30 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - June 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
Wed, June 1
@ 6 p.m.
MOS | Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample, Amale Andraos | Architectural Explorations in Books Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. The winner of the 2015 National Design Award for Architecture Design, MOS principal architects Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample present a selection of the projects featured in their new book Selected Works. Following the presentation, they are joined by Amale Andraos for a conversation about the various facets of their design process and their catalog of work. Having established themselves as one of the leading young architecture practices in the c…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Wed, June 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
Spring 2016 Curator's Choice - What Old Maps Can Tell Us: Cartographic Evidence and the Archaeology of Washington Square Park
For Patron level ($250 )or higher Archaeologist Joan Geismar will show us how items from the Library’s Map Division helped inform her work at Washington Square Park before and during its recent renovations. The well-known 1811 Commissioners’ Map and other 19th-century maps document features that predate the Park as we know it, including a Potter’s Field and the Parade Ground that supplanted it after 1825. Dr. Geismar will also discuss finding the location of the Potter’s Field keeper’s h…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map DivisionNYPL Supporters
Thu, June 2
@ 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
Thu, June 2
@ 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
Thu, June 2
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
Irish Genealogy: Resources and Research Methods
Have an Irish ancestor? Use NYPL's large free public collection of genealogical tools to help you find information on an Irish ancestor, especially those who passed through New York. Participants will learn about print and electronic sources of information and work on developing a research plan for genealogical quests.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Sat, June 4
@ 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
Sat, June 4
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Fun in the Sun
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration of All Ages An interactive Summer Music event with Music for Aardvarks Best Summer Songs about going on vacation, playing at the beach, getting ice cream etc… and Rock n Roll summer classics like Rockaway Beach, Surfin USA and more it is a good feeling program that will make you happy you stayed in the city!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sun, June 5
@ 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
Mon, June 6
@ 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
Mon, June 6
@ 10:30 a.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - June 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
Mon, June 6
@ 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
Tue, June 7
@ 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
Tue, June 7
@ 5:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for BEGINNER ENGLISH SPEAKERS: Schwarzman Building - June 2016
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! These classes are for adults preparing to take the United States Citizenship Test in the next 6-9 months. This program is for BEGINNER level speakers of English. Each class will focus on several of the 100 citizenship test civics questions. A new topic each week! Just come to the classes you need! TOPICS in JUNE: June 7: The 3 Branches of Government - Judicial June 14: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens June 28: United States Symbols, Holidays and C…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, June 7
@ 7 p.m.
Making the Invisible Visible: NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project - Documenting Place-Based Cultural Heritage
Diana Davies. "Gay Be-In," 1970. With introductory remarks by historian George Chauncey (Gay New York) and a brief salute to special guest Dick Leitsch, pioneering Mattachine Society activist. Despite common misconception, New York City’s LGBT community has a long and vibrant history that predates the 1969 Stonewall rebellion. Existing historic sites associated with arts and culture, important social centers such as bars and LGBT organizational locations, residences of notable figures, and…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Wed, June 8
@ 12 noon
Italian Genealogy: Resources and Research Methods
Using resources in NYPL's free public collection of genealogical tools, this class introduces some key resources to help you find information on an Italian ancestor. Participants will learn about print and electronic sources of information and work on developing a research plan for genealogical quests.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, June 8
@ 1 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - June 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
Wed, June 8
@ 5:30 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - June 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
Wed, June 8
@ 6 p.m.
Liz Deschenes | Liz Deschenes, Eva Respini, Lynne Tillman | Art and Literature Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. On the occasion of the publication of Liz Deschenes, the artist discusses her work with Eva Respini, curator of Deschenes’s exhibition at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston opening in summer 2016. The writer and contributor Lynne Tillman does a reading of her fiction piece included in the publication. The only comprehensive monograph devoted exclusively to “one of the quiet giants of post-conceptual photography” (The New York Times), Liz Desch…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thu, June 9
@ 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
Thu, June 9
@ 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
Thu, June 9
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
Genealogical Research with Newspapers and Periodicals
Historical newspapers and genealogy periodicals can reveal a wealth of information about your ancestors. Learn about NYPL’s vast collections of newspapers and periodicals and find out how these resources can supplement your family history research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thu, June 9
@ 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
Thu, June 9
@ 3 p.m.
Family Films
If your school is closed for the day, come in and enjoy some short films. For children ages 5 and up.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 9
@ 7 p.m.
The Sixteenth Annual Young Lions Fiction Award
Honoring the best of today's young writers. Join us for cocktails, music, and mingling as we toast our five finalists and announce this year's winner. 2016 Young Lions Fiction Award Finalists: Angela Flournoy, The Turner House Amelia Gray, Gutshot Alexandra Kleeman, You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine Helen Phillips, The Beautiful Bureaucrat Kirstin Valdez Quade, Night at the Fiestas Judges: Molly Antopol, Joseph O'Neill, Alejandro Zambra Thursday, June 9, 2016 7 p.m. Click he…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumNYPL Supporters
Sat, June 11
@ 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
Sat, June 11
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Get Your Game On: READ!
A Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration of All Ages Interactive musical delivering the performing arts in creative, hands-on musical experiences for kids of all ages. Become a "star on stage" in this unique and creative concert experience. Original songs are specifically created for each theme and age group attending performance. Presented by Presley and Melody.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sun, June 12
@ 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
Mon, June 13
@ 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
Mon, June 13
@ 10:30 a.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - June 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
Mon, June 13
@ 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
Mon, June 13
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Svetlana Alexievich | Masha Gessen - SOLD OUT
This event will be simultaneously interpreted in English from Russian. Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature, is joined by author and journalist Masha Gessen in conversation to celebrate the English publication of Alexievich's book Secondhand Time: An Oral History of the Fall of the Soviet Union. Their conversation will be conducted in Russian, and simultaneously translated into English by Anatoli Samochornov. SVETLANA ALEXIEVICH was born in Ivano-Frankovsk, Ukra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, June 14
@ 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
Tue, June 14
@ 5:30 p.m.
Citizenship Test Preparation English Class for BEGINNER ENGLISH SPEAKERS: Schwarzman Building - June 2016
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED! These classes are for adults preparing to take the United States Citizenship Test in the next 6-9 months. This program is for BEGINNER level speakers of English. Each class will focus on several of the 100 citizenship test civics questions. A new topic each week! Just come to the classes you need! TOPICS in JUNE: June 7: The 3 Branches of Government - Judicial June 14: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens June 28: United States Symbols, Holidays and C…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tue, June 14
@ 6 p.m.
John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life
What should a television look like? How should a radio dial feel to the touch? This program will discuss industrial designer John Vassos’s contribution to the design of radio and television when they were new. In John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life, Danielle Shapiro is the first to examine the life and work of John Vassos (1898-1985), a Greek émigré and an important industrial designer and Art Deco illustrator who shaped the look and feel of modern technology as Radio Corporation of A…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 14
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | Walter Mosley
Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has found a new passion: penning mystery novels. He joins his hero, author Walter Mosley, for a conversation about the art of writing mystery. KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a six-time NBA champion. He is also one of a handful of influential and respected black men in America who has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for The Washington Post and Time Magazine, where he shares his thoughts on some of the mos…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, June 15
@ 1 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - June 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
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