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Thursday, October 30, 2014
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
4:30 p.m.Book Buddies! Book Discussion Group - Battle Bunny
A regular discussion of great children's books in a fun and informal setting. For kids between the ages of 7-9 who are reading independently on a 3rd-4th grade reading level. This month's selection is Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett. Extra copies of the title are available at the Children's Center. Children have been asked to make their own Battle Bunny book using the template on www.mybirthdaybunny.com. Please call Louise at 212-621-0208 if you have any questions. If you woul…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
6:30 p.m.Seriously Funny: Gary Shteyngart
In his memoir, "Little Failure," Gary Shteyngart gives us a moving picture of what it is to straddle two worlds and two cultures. Describing his early childhood in Leningrad and immigrating to the U.S., he paints a revealing portrait of his family, his struggles, his failures, and yes, his triumphs. Shteyngart's humor both moves and tickles us, walking a fine line between the serious and the funny. Joined by J.R. Havlan, former writer for "The Daily Show" and host of the Writers' Bloc Podcast, S…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomNYPL Supporters
7 p.m.Fall 2014 Curator's Choice - Over Here: WWI and the Fight for the American Mind
For Donors $250 or more. Drawing from collections across The New York Public Library, Over Here: WWI and the Fight for the American Mind explores the manner in which public relations, propaganda, and mass media in its many forms were used to shape and control public opinion about the war. Michael Inman, head of the Rare Books Division and curator of Over Here will discuss the creation of this exhibition that commemorates the 100th anniversary of The Great War. To reserve your spot, ple…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III GalleryNYPL Supporters
Friday, October 31, 2014
7 p.m.Neil Gaiman | Paul Holdengräber
Expect an All Hallows’ Eve treat—and perhaps a trick or two—when the award-winning author of Coraline and The Graveyard Book stops by LIVE from the NYPL for a spell to take us inside his fantastical, magical, and sometimes terrifyingly imaginative world. Media Sponsor: The Financial Times NEIL GAIMAN is the bestselling author of books for adults and children. The recipient of numerous awards, his works have been adapted for film, television, stage and radio. Some of Gaiman’s most notable tit…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Saturday, November 1, 2014
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.Margaret Wise Brown & Antoine de Saint-Exupery: Parallels in Their Life, Comparison in Their Literature
Ten years date of birth and ten east to west side Manhattan Avenues separate two renowned authors in their distinct and distinguished literary field. Vicissitudes of life bring the two close together, without their ever having met in New York City to the extent both can be viewed as soul brother & sister or, at least, soul mates. Join Saint-Exupery expert Howard Scherry in his return visit to the Children's Literary Salon as he discusses children's authors Margaret Wise Brown ( "Writer o…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers
3 p.m.Celebrating el Día de los Muertos = the Day of the Dead
Join the Bilingual Birdies Band for a Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. Learn about this Latin American tradition. Come learn new words in Spanish, dance with your family, and honor our beloved lost ones. All are welcome to attend with their faces decorated as traditional calaveras (skulls). Recommended for children ages 6 and up. El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) has been an important celebration in Mexico since pre-Hispanic times. The tradition is rooted in the native Me…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sunday, November 2, 2014
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
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
1:15 p.m.Some Things in Flux : The Publishing Agendas of Dick Higgins and George Maciunas
Two of the most influential avant-gardists of the late 20th century are George Maciunas, charismatic ringleader of the seminal group Fluxus, and Dick Higgins, mercurial proprietor of the legendary small press, Something Else Press. Barbara Moore worked with both men in the formative mid-1960s and was a close witness to their sometimes fractious relationship that resulted in two distinctly original, but dissimilar, publishing programmes. Moore's talk covers commonalities, differences, and inter…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
2:30 p.m.Family Crafts: Celebrate Native American Heritage Month
Learn about the Ojibwa tribe and make a paper dreamcatcher. For ages 3-8. Registration starts Oct 28, 2014. Space is limited to 25 participants.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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, November 5, 2014
12 noonMartin Amis
Martin Amis comes to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, The Zone of Interest. Martin Amis was born in Swansea, Wales, and educated at Exeter College, Oxford. He is the author of twelve previous novels, including The Rachel Papers, Money, London Fields and The Pregnant Widow. He is also the author of the memoir Experience, two collections of short stories and six books of non-fiction, including The Second Plane. He was literary editor of The New Statesman and served as the Professor of Cr…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
1:15 p.m.World War One Propaganda and the Creation of Lawrence of Arabia
David Lean’s iconic 1962 film, Lawrence of Arabia is one of the foundation myths of the modern Middle East. Patricia Goldstone (Frederick Lewis Allen Room), author of Making the World Safe for Tourism (Yale University Press, 2001) , Aaronsohn’s Maps (Harcourt, 2007), and Discovering the Present (Counterpoint, 2015), Los Angeles Times journalist and NEA-award-winning playwright, explores the backstory of that film in the campaign waged by the British Foreign Office to bring America into World W…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
4 p.m.Music Makers and Story Shakers: Maracas
Children will make a musical instrument from a different part of the world and play along while listening to a great story. Recommended for ages 6 to 10. Pre-registration will be begin on 10/29.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
6 p.m.Storyteller | Duane Michals, Christopher Lyon, Linda Benedict-Jones, Jonas Cuénin, Allen Ellenzweig, Martin Filler, Marvin Heiferman, Cay Sophie Rabinowitz | An Art Book Series Event
FREE - South Court Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Artist Duane Michals, editor Christopher Lyon, curator and author Linda Benedict-Jones photographer and writer Jonas Cuénin, arts critic Allen Ellenzweig, architecture critic Martin Filler, curator and writer Marvin Heiferman and curator Cay Sophie Rabinowitz converse about the two new books, ABCDuane (Monacelli Press) and Storyteller (Prestel Publishing), published in conjunction with the exhibitions Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Mi…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
6:30 p.m.A Pre-release Screening of "The Theory of Everything"
"The Theory of Everything" is the extraordinary and uplifting story of one of the world’s greatest living minds and of two people defying the steepest of odds through love. Based on a memoir by Jane Hawking, the film follows a young Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) as he studies cosmology at Cambridge University and falls in love with fellow student Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). When Stephen receives an earth-shattering diagnosis of a neurological disorder at age 21, he and Jane must face the cha…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
7 p.m.Tehran Noir | Tel Aviv Noir
Each installment of Akashic Books’ award-winning Noir series features a collection of short stories set in a distinct neighborhood or city. Tehran Noir and Tel Aviv Noir are the latest books in the series, and they’re full of compelling stories that explore these cities through an illuminating range of perspectives and voices. Two authors from each of the anthologies—Etgar Keret, Gina Nahai, Salar Abdoh, and Assaf Gavron—come together to share stories of life in their native locales, in a conver…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Thursday, November 6, 2014
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
1:15 p.m.A World Elsewhere : An American Woman in Wartime Germany
Sigrid MacRae never knew her father, until a trove of letters revealed not only him, but also the singular story of her parents' inter-continental love affair. While visiting Paris in 1927, her American mother, Aimée, raised in a wealthy Connecticut family, falls in love with a charming, sophisticated Baltic German baron, a penniless exile of the Russian revolution. They marry. But the harsh reality of post-World War I Germany is inescapable: a bleak economy and the rise of Hitler quash Heinr…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
3:15 p.m.Uncovering your Family History: Researching Vital Records and the Census
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. This beginner's class explores vital records and the census in documenting your genealogy.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Friday, November 7, 2014
10:45 a.m.Voices for Peace: 1914/2014
The New York Public Library, Lapham’s Quarterly, and Carnegie Corporation of New York invite you to join us in marking the 100th anniversary of World War I with a series of discussions by eminent historians, who will look at attempts to prevent war in 1914 and today’s ongoing efforts to achieve international peace. Register here. Registration is free and grants access to all three sessions. Schedule of events: Friday, November 7th, 2014. 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Registration 10:30 a.m. – 10:…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
6:30 p.m.Special Young Lion Conservators Salon: Young Lions Fiction Award Winner Paul Yoon
Last June, Paul Yoon rose from his seat to raucous applause as he was announced the winner of the Fourteenth Young Lions Fiction Award. An excerpt from his debut novel, "Snow Hunters," was read aloud by Boardwalk Empire actor Michael Stuhlbarg, and Paul received the $10,000 prize as well as a place next to several of our brightest young writers: Karen Russell, Wells Tower, Andrew Sean Greer, and many more. Experience "Snow Hunters" firsthand and meet our winner as he discusses his work with his…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Saturday, November 8, 2014
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.Tell Me That You Love Me
The World Languages Collections is proud to welcome Literary Theater Dialogue with the stage reading of excerpts from their new work Tell Me That You Love Me, a play inspired by the true love story of Marlene Dietrich and Erich Maria Remarque. The romance that lasted for years, the painful break-up and heartfelt letters they exchanged, immortalized on the pages of Arc de Triomphe.... Starring: Snezhana Chernova and Sergey Gordeev. Scripted and directed by Irina Volkovich This event is con…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
Sunday, November 9, 2014
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, November 10, 2014
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.An Intimate Look at Lucian Freud
Photographer David Dawson will discuss his book, "A Painter's Progress: A Portrait of Lucian Freud" with British art historian and biographer Sir John Richardson. For nearly twenty years Dawson was Lucian Freud’s assistant, companion, and model, until Freud's death in 2011. The fiercely private painter avoided distraction while he worked, but Dawson became the exception to the rule, photographing the progress of Freud's paintings as part of their daily ritual. Spend the evening in the company of…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumNYPL Supporters
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
12 noonSiri Hustvedt
Siri Hustvedt comes to Books at Noon to discuss her latest work, The Blazing World. Siri Hustvedt was born in 1955 in Northfield, Minnesota. She has a Ph.D. from Columbia University in English literature and is the internationally acclaimed author of five novels, The Sorrows of an American, What I Loved, The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, The Blindfold, and The Summer Without Men, as well as a growing body of nonfiction including, A Plea for Eros and Mysteries of the Rectangle, and an interdiscipli…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
6 p.m.Taste Makers: Creatives in the Culinary Arts | Emilie Baltz, Amelia Coulter, Hannah Kirshner, Terri Lee, Shannon Mustipher, Emilia Terragni | An Art and Food Series Event
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. From stylist to recipe developer, to photographer and designer, creative people shape our experiences with food. Moderators Hannah Kirshner and Terri Lee use art and design principles in their culinary work. Curious about how others blend these disciplines? Hannah and Terri have invited Emilie Baltz, Amelia Coulter, Shannon Mustipher, and Emilia Terragni to discuss careers that touch both food and art. From the dishes described to the paper it’s pr…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers
6 p.m.Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
7 p.m.William Gibson | James Gleick
When William Gibson visited LIVE last year, he offered an early glimpse of his work-in-progress The Peripheral. Now, the master of science fiction returns to celebrate the novel's publication, and discuss visions of the future with author and science historian James Gleick, whose works include Chaos: Making a New Science, and The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood. Media Sponsor: The Financial Times WILLIAM GIBSON is the is the author of Neuromancer, Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Bur…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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.Researching with E-Resources: Periodicals and Newspapers
Explore current and historical newspapers and periodicals available online through NYPL
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Friday, November 14, 2014
1:15 p.m.Knowing George Eliot : A Roundtable of Scholars and Ideas
George Eliot: Ethicist. Philosopher. Therapist? From Virginia Woolf’s pronouncement that Middlemarch is “one of the few English novels written for grown-up people” to Rebecca Mead’s My Life in Middlemarch, the author George Eliot has staked a uniquely intimate claim in the lives of her readers, as if she understood the human condition better, more carefully, and more sympathetically than anyone else. And yet, as Leslie Stephen once remarked of Middlemarch, Eliot’s work ultimately leaves an imp…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
4:30 p.m.Bookalicious! Book Discussion Group - Return to Sender
A regular discussion of great children's books in a fun and informal setting. For kids between the ages of 10-12 who are reading on a 5th-6th grade level. Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez is this month's title. The Children's Center has extra copies of the book so please feel free to drop by and ask for one. If you would like to get added to the Bookalicious mailing list, please send an email to childrenscenter42@nypl.org.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
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