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Monday, February 22, 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
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
11:30 a.m.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
Thursday, February 25, 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 noonIrish 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
7 p.m.Sudden Death: Álvaro Enrigue and Rivka Galchen
All events are free, but you must reserve seats. We overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 10 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Click here to reserve your seats! Álvaro Enrigue and Rivka Galchen talk about his new novel, Sudden Death, which centers on a 16th century tennis match between the Italian painter Caravaggio and the Spanish poet Quevedo, played with a ball made from the hair of the beheaded Anne Boleyn. Álvaro Enrigue is a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Friday, February 26, 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
4:30 p.m.Book Buddies! Book Discussion Group
A regular discussion of great children's books in a fun and informal setting. For kids between the ages of seven and nine who are reading independently on a 3rd-4th grade reading level. Please email us at childrenscenter42@nypl.org if you are interested in getting added to the Book Buddies mailing list.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Saturday, February 27, 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.South African Storytelling and Mask Making
Watch a performance of King Lion's Gifts, Nelson Mandela's favorite story and then join us in making masks of theSouth African animals presented in the tale! Recommended for children ages 5 and older. Presented by Urban Stages. Limit to 20 participants only.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sunday, February 28, 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 29, 2016
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, March 1, 2016
11:30 a.m.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
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.Architect Talk with Koray Duman
PUBLIC SPECULATIONS/ A Design for Civic Engagement If the ‘60s through the ‘80s were an era for civic municipal architecture, then the new millennium shifted the focus of contemporary architecture to the private sector. Something has been lost in this transition. The notion of the architect as an instigator and design opportunist who impacts civic engagement in the public realm has been lost somewhere in the increasingly controlled public space and client-architect relationship. Koray Duman,…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
6:30 p.m.Industries of the Future
In his new book, Alec Ross explores how innovation will dramatically change our world in the next ten years. Examining fields such as robotics, cybersecurity, big data, and the growing impact of the digital world on money and markets, Ross highlights both the perils and the opportunities which will emerge. Join the Conservators as Ross blends storytelling and economic analysis to paint a vivid picture of the changing world ahead. Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Reception 6:30 p.m. Program 7…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomNYPL Supporters
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
3:30 p.m.Italian Genealogy: Resources and Research Methods
Using resources in NYPL's large 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
6 p.m.Seven Work Ballets | Mierle Laderman Ukeles and Kari Conte, Amanda Crabtree, Krist Gruijthuijsen | An Art Book Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. On the occasion of the launch of the monograph Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Seven Work Ballets, artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles and editor Kari Conte are joined by Amanda Crabtree and Krist Gruijthuijsen for a reading and discussion. Book cover, Ukeles conducting Broom Dance, Part II of Vuilniswagendans, Garbage Truck Dance, Rotterdam, 1985 Mierle Laderman Ukeles’s Manifesto for Maintenance Art 1969! Proposal for an Exhibition “CARE” (1969) was a majo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, March 3, 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
Friday, March 4, 2016
2:30 p.m.Conducting Research with Visual Resources
An introduction to finding and using images from New York Public Library’s Digital Collections and other visual resources, such as Artstor and Berg Fashion Library.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
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 reading on a 5th-6th grade reading level. This month we are reading Paint the Wind by Pam Munoz Ryan If you would like to be added to the Bookalicious email list, please send a message to childrenscenter42@nypl.org.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Saturday, March 5, 2016
10:30 a.m.Tilden Excursion to the Art on Paper Fair
Join us for an exclusive tour of the Art on Paper Fair, an annual gathering showcasing today's most influential prints and paper-based artwork. Drawing 20,000 people with more than 50 exhibitors present, the fair features drawings, prints, watercolors, and sculptures from modern and contemporary galleries around the world. Following a breakfast reception, Tilden Conservators will receive a private tour of the fair, with docents and gallerists highlighting unique and exciting pieces. Saturd…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
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
2 p.m.Children's Literary Salon: Meet the Founding Editors of the CBC Diversity Committee
Please join us on Saturday, March 5 at 2:00 pm to meet and discuss with the founding editors of the CBC Diversity Committee. In 2009, a group of children's book editors founded the group Diversity in Books. This in turn became part of the CBC Diversity Committee, a group dedicated to furthering the cause of diverse literature in children's publishing. Join founding editors Stacey Barney (Penguin Random House), Connie Hsu (Macmillan), Alvina Ling (Little, Brown and Co.), Nancy Mercado (Scholast…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers
3 p.m.90-Second Newbery Film Festival 2016
The 90-Second Newbery returns for its fifth year! This is an annual video contest in which young filmmakers create movies that creatively compress the stories of Newbery Award-winning books into 90 seconds or less. The NYC screening of the 90-Second Newbery films will be at the New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Saturday, March 5, 2016 and will be hosted by film festival founder and children's author James Kennedy (The Order of Odd-Fish) with a special co-host: children…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children
Sunday, March 6, 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
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