Search
Click to search the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Skip Navigation

All Programs

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

(mm/dd/yyyy)

26 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Saturday, May 4, 2013
2:30 p.m.Tamara Gonzales and Sharon Butler - An Artist Dialogue Series Event
Artist Tamara Gonzales and writer and artist Sharon Butler discuss the ideas behind Gonzales’s paintings and her pinkpurple Tumblr site pinkpurplefeeder.tumblr.com, her site-specific installation for Art in The Corner Room and the Art in the Windows exhibition Play Button featuring a collection of artists' books and zines by Brian Belott, Pam Butler, Tamara Gonzales, Maggie Lee, Craig Olson, and Elisa Soliven. The zine party follows the audience Q&A. PINKPURPLE (detail), 2012-2013. Spray pa…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Saturday, June 1, 2013
2:30 p.m.An Artist Dialogue Series Event - Elizabeth Felicella and George Stolz
FREE - The Corner Room Doors open at 2:00 p.m. Classon Point Branch Library, Bronx, NY. From Reading Room: A Catalog of New York City's Branch Libraries, 4x5 inches. 2008 -2012 © Elizabeth Felicella Taking up Melvil Dewey’s own preoccupation with the importance of browsing in his conception of the Dewey Decimal system, in 2008 Elizabeth Felicella set out to document New York City’s branch libraries with a large-format view camera. The result is a complete catalog of the city’s more than 200 bran…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
6:30 p.m.Adam Fuss and Liz Sales - An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - 1st Floor Corner Room - Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Untitled (The Eye’s Mind), 30 x 24 inches, Chromogenic Print, 2013 © Liz Sales.Artist Liz Sales and internationally renowned photographer Adam Fuss discuss awakening nineteenth-century photographic traditions as a means of rediscovering photography as well as the work Sales created for her site-specific exhibitions The Eye's Mind as part of Photo Walls in Picture Collection and Art in the Windows exhibition series. Liz Sales is an artist,…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Saturday, December 7, 2013
2:30 p.m.Annette Cords and Jeremy Sigler - An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - 1st Floor Corner Room - Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Sideways exhibitions poster, 2013. © Annette CordsArtist Annette Cords and poet Jeremy Sigler discuss the intersections of art and life, focusing on the ideas behind Cords’ installation and work related to her site-specific exhibitions Sideways, Tandem Mass, and Nested created for Art in the Corner Room, Art Wall on Third and Art in the Windows exhibition series. The event also includes a reading of Sigler’s poetry. Combining a variety of…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Saturday, February 1, 2014
2:30 p.m.Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Lindsay Howard | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - 1st Floor Corner Room - Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Join us for a conversation between artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg and curator Lindsay Howard, exploring the intersection of art, science, and technology. Inspired by Dewey Hagborg's Stranger Visions project, on display as part of the Art Wall on Third and Art in the Windows exhibition series, the conversation addresses her process of collecting and analyzing genetic material from public spaces, as well as broader themes such as privacy, genet…
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
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
7 p.m.New York Writers Workshop: The Magical Dialogue with Emma Goldman-Sherman
The Magical Dialogue with Emma Goldman-Sherman Join Emma Goldman-Sherman for a class on dialogue for any writer who wants to improve their dialogue skills. Whether you write fiction, creative non-fiction, plays and screenplays, dialogue can be a strange skill to master. In this class, we will do an extended exercise that will help you understand dialogue in a brand new way! Everyone will write and share their work with the understanding that each variation created by each individual can help…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Friday, January 8, 2016
6 p.m.Open Book Night
We are having a book social! We hope you’ll come and share a book you loved reading! What to expect at Open Book Night: 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell us what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. We want to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. Our theme this month is IN WITH THE NEW!…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Monday, January 11, 2016
7 p.m.New York Writers Workshop presents: How to Write A Crime Novel (or Short Story) with Charles Salzberg
New York Writers Workshop presents: How to Write A Crime Novel (or Short Story) with Charles Salzberg In this class we'll learn the elements necessary to make a good crime novel or short story. How to create mystery and suspense and conflict. How to choose the right protagonist, the right antagonist, atmosphere, and voice. We'll use samples of crime writing both from other writers as well as the instructor. There will be a short writing assignment for the class. Limited Space. On-line Regist…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Saturday, January 16, 2016
11 a.m.Writing for Wellness
Writing for Wellness: A Writing Workshop Please bring paper (preferably in a fresh notebook) and pens for this fun, meaningful, fast-paced class. Together we will do several fast-writing exercises and we will also discuss how to best incorporate writing into our lives as a daily tool for health, wellbeing and creativity. Writers and non-writers welcome. Saturday, January 16, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Second Floor Classroom About the instructor: Alissa Torres has experienced fi…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, January 25, 2016
7 p.m.New York Writers Workshop presents: Refining Your Idea In Dramatic Writing with Neal Rowland
Refining Your Idea In Dramatic Writing with Neal Rowland A great, well-thought-out idea is the starting point of almost every great drama. Through a combination of in-class exercises and creative feedback, you will learn useful methods and tricks to maximize the dramatic potential and individuality of the premise, story, main characters and central conflict of your screenplay or play. Neal Rowland is a writer, script editor and development executive with over 10 years' professional experien…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Friday, February 12, 2016
6 p.m.Open Book Night
We are having a book social! We hope you’ll come and share a book you loved reading! What to expect at Open Book Night: 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell us what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. We want to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. Our theme this month is LOVE MAKES THE WO…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Thursday, March 3, 2016
6:30 p.m.Me, My Hair, and I: Twenty-seven Women Untangle an Obsession, with Elizabeth Benedict, bestselling novelist, journalist, teacher of creative writing, editor, and writing coach in conversation with contributors Siri Hustvedt, Suleika Jaouad, & Honor Moore.
A dynamite cast of women writers candidly share the stories of their lives through the hair on their heads. Representing women from all walks of life, the panelists show just how tightly our identities are tied up in our tresses. 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
Monday, March 7, 2016
6:30 p.m.Experiments with the New York School: A Poetry Writing Workshop
Experiments with the New York School: A Poetry Writing Workshop This four-week writing class will take inspiration from the first generation New York School Poets, the literary avant-garde whose work together spanned the late 1940s through the 1960s. We will look closely at their poems and experiment with their practices: Kenneth Koch’s humor and invented forms, John Ashbery’s use of accidents and the unexpected, Frank O’Hara’s urban I-do-this-I-do-that poems and his casual, conversational voi…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Friday, March 11, 2016
6 p.m.Open Book Night
We are having a book social! We hope you’ll come and share a book you loved reading! What to expect at Open Book Night: 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell us what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. We want to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. Our theme this month is WOMEN IN PRINT! C…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Saturday, March 19, 2016
2:30 p.m.Scrolling Confluence | Carla Lobmier, Rika Burnham | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Scrolling Confluence, Place to Place, exterior panel, detail, watercolor and graphite on vellum, 13 x 5 feet, 2015 Rika Burnham, the Head of Education at The Frick Collection, joins artist Carla Lobmier to discuss Lobmier's Art in the Corner Room and Art Wall on Third site-specific exhibitions at Mid-Manhattan Library. Rika and Carla met years ago when Carla participated in workshops at The Metropolitan Museum of Art led by Rika. Their relati…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
6:30 p.m.Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian, with Ethelene Whitmire, a Professor at the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s School of Library and Information Studies.
This illustrated lecture showcases the life of Regina Anderson Andrews (1901 – 1993), the first African American to head her own branch of the New York Public Library, and who also played a key role in the Harlem Renaissance, supporting writers and intellectuals with dedicated workspace at her 135th Street Branch Library. 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 purpose…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Friday, April 8, 2016
6 p.m.Open Book Night
We are having a book social! We hope you’ll come and share a book you loved reading! What to expect at Open Book Night: 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell us what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. We want to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. Our theme this month is FEELING HEALTHY!…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Friday, May 13, 2016
6 p.m.Open Book Night
We are having a book social! We hope you’ll come and share a book you loved reading! What to expect at Open Book Night: 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell us what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. We want to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. Our theme this month is This month’s them…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers

Chat with a librarian now