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Saturday, April 16, 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
Sunday, April 17, 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, April 18, 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
11:15 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
Tuesday, April 19, 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.Latino Americans: Special Screening - Episode 2: Empire of Dreams, with Marilisa Jimenez-Garcia
Episode 2: Empire of Dreams, with Marilisa Jimenez-Garcia Come and join in the conversation of this landmark documentary featuring interviews with nearly 100 Latinos and more than 500 years of History. *Marilisa Jimenez-Garcia, a scholar from the City University of New York, will lead the discussion. At this event, you will get an exclusive look at artifacts from our special Latin American collection housed at the iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building! Light refreshments will be pr…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Immigrants,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
12 noonEdmund White
Edmund White comes to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, Our Young Man. Edmund White is the author of many novels, including A Boy's Own Story, The Beautiful Room Is Empty, The Farewell Symphony, and, most recently, Jack Holmes and His Friend. His nonfiction includes City Boy, Inside a Pearl, and other memoirs; The Flâneur, about Paris; and literary biographies and essays. White lives in New York and teaches at Princeton University. Make the most of your lunch hour and come to The New…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers
2:30 p.m.Toddler Crafternoon
Stories and a simple art activity for children ages 18-36 months with parent/caregiver. Registration begins 4/13/16.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
3:30 p.m.Genealogical Research with Newspapers and Periodicals
Historical newspapers and genealogy periodicals can reveal a wealth of information about your ancestors. Discover NYPL’s vast collections of newspapers and periodicals and learn how these resources can supplement your family history research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
6 p.m.Louise Fishman | Louise Fishman, Helaine Posner and special guests | An Art Book Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. On the occasion of the publication of the new monograph Louise Fishman, the acclaimed artist is joined in conversation by special guests and Helaine Posner, Chief Curator at the Neuberger Museum of Art and organizer of the museum’s major retrospective of Fishman’s work. Kreisleriana, 2015. Oil on linen, 57 x 66 inches, 144.8 x 167.6 centimeters. © Louise Fishman and reproduced courtesy of Cheim & Read, New York. Painting, scraping, r…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, April 21, 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
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 Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Location: Room 122 (on First Floor)
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults
Friday, April 22, 2016
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, April 23, 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
Sunday, April 24, 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, April 25, 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
11:15 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
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
9:30 a.m.The Literature of Fact: A Non-Fiction Writing Workshop with Yasmine El Rashidi
The Literature of Fact: A Non-Fiction Writing Workshop with Yasmine El Rashidi Please note: This workshop is during the public school spring break. The best literary journalism combines rigorous reporting, fluid writing, and a strong concept. In this workshop we will examine the key building blocks of long-form journalism, with a focus on the particular skills required when writing about events as they are happening (e.g., Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, the Arab Spring). Participants…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
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
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, April 27, 2016
12 noonTracy K. Smith
Tracy K. Smith comes to Books at Noon to discuss her latest work, Ordinary Light. Tracy K. Smith is the author of three acclaimed books of poetry, including most recently Life on Mars, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize, a New York Times Notable Book, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and a New Yorker, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. A professor of creative writing at Princeton University, she lives in Princeton with her family. Make the most of your l…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers
2:30 p.m.Family Crafts: Happy Spring
Join us and make a spring themed project. For ages 3-8. Pre-registration starts April 20, 2016.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
6 p.m.PERSIAN POETRY | Elizabeth T. Gray, Tom Sleigh, Porochista Khakpour, Roger Sedarat, Don Share, Arezoo Moseni | Art and Literature Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. SHÂHNÂMAH = THE BOOK OF KINGS, Firdawsî, The baby Rustam in swaddling clothes is suckled by one of his ten wet nurses, SPENCER COLLECTION, The New York Public Library Daily developments in the Middle East demand our attention to politics, history and religion, but poetry is often overlooked in perspectives brought to bear on our attention to them. Literary intersections between the West and Middle East are longstanding, from Goethe and Emerson ri…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, April 28, 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 noonWriting Your Family History
If you have been collecting the information, now it is time to shape your genealogy research into a cohesive family history for others to read. Learn the different types of family history writing styles and explore the writing manuls that will match your writing style. Explore the history of the places where your family lived, tips for creating a cohesive narrative, and why writing a family history is the ultimate goal of genealogy research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
3 p.m.Family Films
If you're on spring break, 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
Friday, April 29, 2016
9:30 a.m.The Salem Witch Trials: Making Documents Talk with Stacy Schiff
The Salem Witch Trials: Making Documents Talk with Stacy Schiff Please note: This workshop is during the public school spring break. In 1692 the Massachusetts Bay Colony executed 14 women, five men, and two dogs for witchcraft. The trial records have disappeared, as have many contemporaneous accounts of that year. We are left with about 950 legal documents, mostly records of preliminary hearings, depositions, complaints, and arrest warrants. These ‘reports’ are highly unreliable. Adolescent…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
10:15 a.m.The Lions Lego Zone: Session 1
Bring your imagination and join us for 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 10:00 AM. Please bring along a camera to take a pictures of your creation!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
11 a.m.The Lions Lego Zone: Session 2
Bring your imagination and join us for 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 10:00 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 30, 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
Sunday, May 1, 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, May 2, 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
11:15 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
7 p.m.The Year of Lear: James Shapiro and John Lithgow
All events are free, but you must reserve seats: click on the event of your choice and follow the instructions. We generally 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! James Shapiro and John Lithgow discuss Shapiro’s most recent book, The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606, which shows how tumultuous events in England in 1606 affected Shakespeare and shaped the thre…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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, May 4, 2016
12 noonJane Mendelsohn
Jane Mendelsohn comes to Books at Noon to discuss her latest work, Burning Down the House. Jane Mendelsohn is a graduate of Yale University. She is the author of three previous novels, including the New York Times best seller I Was Amelia Earhart. She lives in New York City. Make the most of your lunch hour and come to The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Wednesdays for Books at Noon, a series of free midday conversations hosted by Jessica Strand and featuring accla…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers
6 p.m.How to | Michael Bierut, Debbie Millman and special guests | Design and Style Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Logos, packages, signs, books, websites: in the modern world we are surrounded by graphic design. Where does it come from? Why does it look that way? What is it supposed to do? Michael Bierut is a partner in the New York office of the international design consultancy Pentagram. A native of Ohio, Bierut began his career with the legendary designer Massimo Vignelli and has won highest honors from AIGA, the Art Directors Club, and the Cooper Hewitt Nationa…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
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