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Tuesday, March 17, 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
6:30 p.m.Tilden Visit to the New-York Historical Society
Tilden Conservators are invited to a private tour of "Audubon’s Aviary: The Complete Flock," showcasing the masterpieces of John James Audubon and now on view at The New-York Historical Society. Considered America’s first great watercolorist, the legendary naturalist-artist rendered his birds in unparalleled life-size scale. This is the third installment of a tripartite exhibition, exploring Audubon’s dazzling watercolors in the order in which they were engraved. Tuesday, March 17, 2015 6:30…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
12 noonFrank Bruni
Frank Bruni comes to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania. Frank Bruni, an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times since June 2011, joined the newspaper in 1995, and has been both a White House correspondent and the chief restaurant critic. In his columns, which appear every Sunday and Wednesday, he reflects on diverse topics: American politics, higher education, violence in football, gay rights and his own life…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallBook Lovers
2:30 p.m.Toddler Crafternoon
Stories and a simple art activity for children ages 18-36 months with parent/caregiver. Registration begins 3/11/15.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
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
Thursday, March 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 Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow Location in Schwarzman Building is subject to change
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
3:15 p.m.Italian Genealogy Resources: Finding Records for an Italian Ancestor
Italian family looking for lost baggage, Ellis Island 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
Saturday, March 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
Sunday, March 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
Monday, March 23, 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, March 24, 2015
12 noonUncovering 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 AAdults
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
6 p.m.Figures in Air | Micah Silver, Justin Luke and special guest | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - South Court Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. In conversation with Justin Luke, and a special guest, Micah Silver discusses his diverse practice of time-based installations, texts, diagrams, audios, and theoretical activities. The discussion coincides with the recent publication of Figures in Air by Inventory Press and emphasizes ideas unfolded in the text, particularly those around audio's trans-substance and it's import for establishing a constructive, analytic framework for the diver…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
12 noonColson Whitehead
Colson Whitehead comes to Books at Noon to discuss his work, The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky & Death, recently released in paperback. Colson Whitehead is the New York Times best-selling author of Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and one collection of essays, The Colossus of New York. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, a recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a MacArthur Fellowship, he lives in New York City. Make the most of your lunch hour and c…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallBook Lovers
Thursday, March 26, 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
Friday, March 27, 2015
9 a.m.Using Art to Study History: Medieval Europe with Sara Lipton
Using Art to Study History: Medieval Europe with Sara Lipton History is typically studied through texts, yet for much of human history the majority of people could not read or write. Recognizing this effective illiteracy, and spurred by the “image explosion” brought on by technological change in the 20th-21st centuries, historians have begun to turn to visual images and material objects to learn about the past. In this seminar we will explore one of the most image-oriented of all historical per…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & WritersAdults
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 7-9 that are reading independently on a 3rd-4th grade reading level.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Saturday, March 28, 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
2 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
Sunday, March 29, 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, March 30, 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
6:30 p.m.Young Lion Conservators Throwback Salon with Sam Tanenhaus
We are pleased to introduce the throwback salon, an opportunity for you to discuss a classic work of literature chosen exclusively for Young Lion Conservators. Our first throwback will welcome acclaimed writer Sam Tanenhaus, who has selected Saul Bellow’s "Seize the Day." The novel tells the story of Tommy Wilhelm, an honest, hard-working man who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and part of his sanity, as he heads to New York to pick up the pieces of his life. Monday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. Cl…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Tuesday, March 31, 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
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
7 p.m.Stalin: Paradoxes of Power: 1878-1928: Stephen Kotkin and Slavoj Žižek
Tickets will be available soon for purchase through LIVE. Slavoj Žižek and Stephen Kotkin discuss Kotkin's new book, Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928. This event is co-presented with LIVE from the NYPL. Bartos Forum.

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
12 noonT.C. Boyle
T.C. Boyle comes to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, The Harder They Come. Tom Coraghessan Boyle is an American novelist and short story writer. Since the mid-1970s, he has published fourteen novels and more than 100 short stories. He won the PEN/Faulkner award in 1988, for his third novel, World’s End, and the Prix Médicis étranger (France) for The Tortilla Curtain in 1995. His stories have won accolades for their irony and black humor, for their verbal pyrotechnics, for their fascin…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallBook Lovers
Thursday, April 2, 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
Friday, April 3, 2015
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, April 4, 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
Monday, April 6, 2015
9 a.m.King Lear: Catastrophe as a Metaphor with Gerard Passannante
King Lear: Catastrophe as a Metaphor with Gerard Passannante This seminar takes place during spring break. In the opening scene of King Lear, Lear asks his youngest daughter what she would add to her sisters’ professions of love for him. Cordelia responds, “Nothing.” What follows from this seemingly innocent statement is a shocking display of cruelty. Lear’s “dragon,” as he calls it, is unleashed, and Cordelia is banished. Why was Lear so upset? William Hazlitt compared Lear’s state of mind t…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & WritersAdults
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, April 7, 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
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