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Saturday, February 15, 2014
2:30 p.m.Gabriel Barcia-Colombo | Natural History Museums | What Inspires Artists Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room door opens at 2:00 p.m.Please join us for another event in the series What Inspires Artists with a discussion between new media artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo and senior art librarian Arezoo Moseni. They converse about natural history museums the main source of influence on Gabriel Barcia-Colombo's work and his exhibition Secret Society of Forbidden Literature created specifically for the Corner Room at Mid-Manhattan Library.Lolita (perfume), glass, Acrylic, custom perfumes…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Saturday, June 7, 2014
2:30 p.m.Stephanie Hightower, Dorothea Hokema and Cyriaco Lopes | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:30 p.m. Stephanie Hightower and Dorothea Hokema discuss with artist and moderator Cyriaco Lopes, their Art Wall on Third and Photo Walls in Picture Collection exhibitions titled Urban Arcadia: Landscapes of New York and Berlin and the existence of aesthetic harmony within even the most anti-Arcadian environments. They examine the Arcadian idyll and contemporary landscape as constructions, interpreted within the classical genres of landscape painting and ph…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
6:30 p.m.The Interconnectedness of All Life | Peter Bynum, Arezoo Moseni | What Inspires Artists Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room door opens at 6:00 p.m. Peter Bynum, BLUE RED GREEN, 2014, 96 x 48 inches, acrylic paint on tempered glass (two layers), L.E.D. backlighting, remote dimmer, steel bracket. Please join us for an event in the series What Inspires Artists with a presentation and a discussion between painter Peter Bynum and senior art librarian Arezoo Moseni, about the illuminated paintings in the library's windows. In discussing Bynum's illuminated paintings on glass, they conver…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Saturday, November 22, 2014
2:30 p.m.Qiana Mestrich, Susan Bright | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Join us for a conversation between artist Qiana Mestrich and curator Susan Bright on how an American chemical company made fashion history and inspired thousands of mothers to name their children after a nylon fabric. From Inherited Patterns, Untitled #2 (Geoffrey Beene evening separates), digital inkjet print on DuPont™ Tyvek® Vivia, 30 x 23 inches, 2014. This conversation explores the artist’s research into the creation of DuPont’s Qian…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryCollege & Graduate Students
Saturday, December 6, 2014
2:30 p.m.Outside the Comfort Zone: Collaboration and Expansion | Mary Judge, Kate Teale | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:30 p.m. Rose Sky over the Plains, 68 x 35 inches, unique relief print on handmade paper, 2014 Join us for a discussion, between Mary Judge and Kate Teale, focusing around the fertile ground that the process of collaboration produces with cited examples within the visual arts in general and in the work of Mary Judge in particular. They converse about the creative process in the printmaking studio and how is differs from that of the painter working so…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Saturday, February 21, 2015
2:30 p.m.Big Open Book | Patricia Dahlman, Margaret Mathews-Berenson | An Artist Dialogue Series
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:30 p.m. Artist Patricia Dahlman begins the event with a presentation on her past and present work particularly focusing on Big Open Book, the site specific piece she made for Art Wall on Third exhibition series. The presentation is followed by a discussion between the distinguished curator Margaret Mathews-Berenson and Patricia Dahlman talking about her influences, materials and making contemporary art today. Big Open Book; 2014; 58 x 83 x 8; canvas…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Saturday, March 28, 2015
2:30 p.m.Plastic Age | Barbara Madsen, B. Wurtz | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:30 p.m. Artist B. Wurtz joins Barbara Madsen for An Artist Dialogue on Saturday March 28 at 2:30 p.m. inside the Corner room. They converse about Madsen's Art in the Corner Room, Art in the Windows and Photo Walls in Picture Collection site specific exhibitions as well as what inspires their work. Plastic Age: IN/OUT, detail, 2014-2015 Barbara Madsen is an artist and Associate Professor at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Madsen is known for her work i…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, November 9, 2015
6:30 p.m.Exotic Ghost Stories for Adults | Hermes Payrhuber, Geoffrey Hendricks, Sur Rodney | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 6:00 p.m. Hermes Payrhuber, To the People of New York, installation view, 2015 Geoffrey Hendricks and Sur Rodney (Sur) join Hermes Payrhuber to discuss his Art in the Corner and Art in the Windows site-specific exhibitions, To the People of New York: Catalogue Raisonné, Exotic Ghost Stories for Adults and Hither Thither (From One Place or Situation to Another), dedicated to art historian and cultural theorist Abby Warburg who founded the Kulturwiss…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Saturday, November 21, 2015
2:30 p.m.Vortex | Michael Palladino, Jamie Lustberg | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Michael Palladino, Vortex 7, digital photograph on watercolor paper with encaustic wax, 22 x 22 inches, 2015 Acclaimed producer, director and art consultant Jamie Lustberg joins artist Michael Palladino to converse about his Vortex exhibitions created specifically for Art Wall on Third and Photo Walls in Picture Collection exhibitions series. The dialogue is followed by audience Q&A. Michael Palladino is a mixed media artist living in New…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Saturday, December 19, 2015
2:30 p.m.Gifts New York Gave Me | Amelia Coulter, Allen Coulter | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Amelia Coulter, south vitrine installation of sugar built edible sculptures, 2015. Photo: Arezoo Moseni In celebration of the site-specific Art in the Windows exhibition Gifts New York Gave Me, acclaimed director Allen Coulter joins artist and culinarian Amelia Coulter to discuss how their shared multidisciplinary interest in storytelling overlaps, and how New York City has encouraged, affected and inspired their work in different eras, neigh…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Monday, January 4, 2016
6:30 p.m.The Reproach of Hunger: Food, Justice and Money in the Twenty-First Century, with David Rieff, a political analyst, journalist and cultural reviewer.
This lecture explores whether ending extreme poverty and widespread hunger is within our reach. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
6:30 p.m.Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own," with Kate Bolick, journalist, cultural critic, contributing editor for The Atlantic, and host of "Touchstones at The Mount," an annual literary interview series at Edith Wharton's country estate in the Berkshires.
This illustrated lecture gives a revelatory and slyly erudite look at the pleasures and possibilities of remaining single. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
6:30 p.m.Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway, with Michael Riedel, a theater columnist for the "New York Post" and the co-host of "Theater Talk" with PBS.
This illustrated lecture showcases the people, the money, and the power that re-invented an iconic quarter of New York City, turning its gritty back alleys and sex-shops into the glitzy, dazzling Great White Way—and bringing a crippled New York from the brink of bankruptcy to its glittering glory. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, January 7, 2016
6:30 p.m.Lockdown on Rikers: Shocking Stories of Abuse and Injustice at New York’s Notorious Jail, with Mary E. Buser
Mary E. Buser, who worked in the Mental Health Department on Rikers Island and co-founded the Samaritans of New York suicide prevention hotline, chronicles her five-year stint in the department. Buser shines a light into the deepest and most horrific recesses of the criminal justice system, demonstrating how far it has really drifted from the ideals we espouse. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, January 11, 2016
6:30 p.m.Invented by Law: Alexander Graham Bell and the Patent that Changed America, with Christopher Beauchamp, Associate Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School.
This illustrated lecture discusses the unprecedented legal battles that followed the invention of the telephone. It also examines the patent system, and sheds new light on the history, while resonating with the calls of reform we hear today regarding patent law. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
6:30 p.m.Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way Through Great Books, with Cara Nicoletti
This illustrated lecture explores the intersection of great books and great food. It serves up stories and recipes inspired by beloved books and the food that gives their characters depth and personality. Cara Nicoletti is a butcher, former pastry chef, and author of the literary recipe blog Yummy Books.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Open to adult Intermediate & Advanced English speakers only. No registration required. Just come and talk! The…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
6:30 p.m.Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness, with Eric Metaxas, the New York Times #1 bestselling author of "Bonhoeffer," "Miracles," "Seven Men," and "Amazing Grace."
This lecture tells the captivating stories of seven women who changed the course of history. Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Maria Skobtsova, Corrie ten Boom, Rosa Parks, and Mother Teresa — each of these world-changing figures follows the call placed on her life, doing so with remarkable feminine dignity. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, January 14, 2016
6:30 p.m.Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age, with Edward T. O'Donnell, associate professor of history at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and author of "Ship Ablaze."
This illustrated lecture is a social biography of the great reformer, Brooklyn resident Henry George, whose activism in the 1880s inspired a vibrant working class movement and helped to shape 20th century progressive thinking. It examines both the rise of Henry George and his influence on the era, but also the wider context of Gilded Age America and the social turmoil and bitter debates over how best to control an industrial system that produced unprecedented progress and wealth, but also unprec…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Open to adult Intermediate & Advanced English speakers only. No registration required. Just come and talk! The…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
6:30 p.m.Postponed
Church of Spies: The Pope’s Secret War Against Hitler, with Mark Riebling, a pathbreaking writer on secret intelligence, and also the author of "Wedge: The Secret War Between the FBI and CIA."
This illustrated lecture shatters preconceptions of Vatican silence in the face of Nazi atrocities. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.Never Surrender: Winston Churchill and Britain's Decision to fight Nazi Germany in the fateful summer of 1940, with John Kelly, the author of the acclaimed bestseller "The Great Mortality" and "Three on the Edge."
This lecture spotlights the critical six months in 1940 when Winston Churchill debated whether the British would fight Hitler. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Open to adult Intermediate & Advanced English speakers only. No registration required. Just come and talk! The…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
6:30 p.m.Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of Latin America, with Ioan Grillo, a journalist, writer and TV producer based in Mexico City, in conversation with Bernardo Ruiz, a Mexican and American documentary filmmaker.
This illustrated lecture covers the history of drug trafficking and the incredibly shocking story of the men at the heads of the cartels throughout Latin America, and the crime wars now wracking Central and South America and the Caribbean, regions largely abandoned by the U.S. after the Cold War. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, January 21, 2016
6:30 p.m.Last Night’s Reading: Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors, with Kate Gavino, a Brooklyn-based writer and illustrator.
This illustrated lecture features irresistible illustrations of authors and the charming, wise and hilarious things they say at their readings. At every book reading the author attends, she hand-letters the event's most memorable quote alongside a charming portrait of the author, and takes us on her journey through the New York literary world, from literary legends to celebrity authors to contemporary favorites, on topics ranging from friendship and humor to creativity and identity. Events at T…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Open to adult Intermediate & Advanced English speakers only. No registration required. Just come and talk! The…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Saturday, January 23, 2016
3 p.m.Postponed
PROGRAMA CANCELADO - B I B L I O T E R A P I A
PORGRAMA CANCELADO DEBIDO A LA TORMENTA DE NIEVE - 23 DE ENERO 2016 ESTE PROGRAMA ES ENTERAMENTE EN ESPAÑOL B I B L I O T E R A P I A Q U É L E E R Y P O R Q U É La biblioterapia es un concepto antiguo en bibliotecología. Los antiguos griegos sostenían que la literatura era psicológica y espiritualmente importante y solían tener un cartel sobre las puertas de la biblioteca que la describían como un “lugar de curación para el alma”. El concepto básico detrás de la biblioterapi…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Monday, January 25, 2016
6:30 p.m.City on a Grid: How New York Became New York, with Gerard Koeppel, also the author of "Bond of Union: Building the Erie Canal and the American Empire," and "Water for Gotham: A History."
This illustrated lecture tells the grid's story: What prompted it? how did the commissioners and their surveyor develop the plans? and how has the lengthening life of the city been shaped by it? are some of the questions that are explored. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
6:30 p.m.Sharon Tate: A Life, with Ed Sanders, an American Book Award winner and the author of "The Family," "Fug You," "Tales of Beatnik Glory," and numerous volumes of poetry.
This illustrated lecture takes a close look at Tate's life—from her itinerant childhood and early career in fashion to her transition to film, passionate marriage to the brilliant and troubled Roman Polanski, and violent murder at the hands of the Manson family cult. It offers new insights into what happened on the night of her death and explores new motives for the targeting of the Polanski household. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these eve…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
6:30 p.m.The Rise of the Right to Know: Politics and the Culture of Transparency, 1945-1975, with Michael Schudson, a sociologist and historian of the news media and a professor at the Columbia Journalism School.
This lecture emphasizes the relative infancy of the right to know, from the Freedom of Information Act to fuller disclosure on product labels and environmental-impact statements. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, January 28, 2016
6:30 p.m. The Phone Book, with Robert Herman, a street photographer.
This illustrated lecture features photographs taken entirely on an iPhone, with the Hipstamatic app. and chronicles the photographer's international travels between 2010 and 2015, capturing the illuminating colors of the streets and landscapes of the cities he visited and the colorful people that live in these locales. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Open to adult Intermediate & Advanced English speakers only. No registration required. Just come and talk! The…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Saturday, January 30, 2016
3 p.m.B I B L I O T E R A P I A
B I B L I O T E R A P I A Q U É L E E R Y P O R Q U É La biblioterapia es un concepto antiguo en bibliotecología. Los antiguos griegos sostenían que la literatura era psicológica y espiritualmente importante y solían tener un cartel sobre las puertas de la biblioteca que la describían como un “lugar de curación para el alma”. El concepto básico detrás de la biblioterapia es que la lectura es una experiencia de sanación. Las fuentes literarias pueden ayudar en la resolución de prob…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Monday, February 1, 2016
6:30 p.m.Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture, with Tina Frühauf, Ph.D., a musicologist, writer, and a professional organist, who serves on the faculty of Columbia University and is editor at Repertoire International de Littérature Musicale
This illustrated lecture spotlights music in the Jewish communities of Germany after 1945. It draws together Jewish music, German culture, and the legacy of the Holocaust and makes powerful arguments about the impact of the Holocaust and its aftermath in changing contexts of musical performance and composition. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
6:30 p.m.English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Open to adult Intermediate & Advanced English speakers only. No registration required. Just come and talk! The…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
6:30 p.m.Falafel Nation: Cuisine and the Making of National Identity in Israel
When people discuss food in Israel, their debates ask politically charged questions: Who has the right to falafel? Whose hummus is better? This illustrated lecture aims to move beyond the simply territorial to divulge the role food plays in the Jewish nation. In conversation with Yael Raviv, Director of the Umami Food and Art Festival in New York City. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voic…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, February 4, 2016
6:30 p.m.The Con Men Hustling in New York City, with Terry Williams, a professor of sociology at the New School for Social Research and Trevor B. Milton, an assistant professor in social sciences at Queensborough Community College, CUNY.
This conversation, moderated by Hakim Hasan, former director of Public Programs at the Museum of the City of New York, spotlights hustling in New York City and explores the sociological reasons why con artists play their game and the psychological tricks they use to win. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
6:30 p.m.English Conversation Hour! For Intermediate and Advanced Speakers
Would you like to practice your English conversation skills and meet English language learners from other countries? Drop in to the Mid-Manhattan Library's ENGLISH CONVERSATION HOUR, an open conversation where English language learners and fluent English speakers can discuss life in New York, art, music, films, food, culture, current events, and other topics of interest. Open to adult Intermediate & Advanced English speakers only. No registration required. Just come and talk! The…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants
Monday, February 8, 2016
6:30 p.m.The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America, with D. Watkins, an award-winning writer, educator, speaker, and columnist for Salon.
This illustrated lecture is a socio-cultural history and an urgent call to action, following the author's experience and that of his community as Trayvon Martin was killed, as Ferguson was torn apart, and as Baltimore itself exploded after the death of Freddie Gray. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
6:30 p.m.Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival, with Stephen Petrus, an Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellow at the New-York Historical Society.
This illustrated lecture explores New York's central role in fueling the nationwide craze for folk music in postwar America. It shows that the city’s artistic, political, and commercial assets helped to shape a breeding ground for the folk music revival, one of the great cultural phenomena of the twentieth century Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
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