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Thursday, October 30, 2014
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
Monday, November 10, 2014
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
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
6:30 p.m.The Untold Tale: Chaucer’s Extraordinary Journey to The Canterbury Tales
In 1386, when Geoffrey Chaucer began what was to become one of the greatest pieces of writing in the English language, "The Canterbury Tales," he also endured one of the most trying years of his life. Besieged by a series of disastrous events, he was left unemployed, separated from his wife, broke, and exiled from London. Isolated in Kent, far away from the life he had known, he wrote his way out of misery. Separated from his London audience he invented a portable one, his immortal Pilgrim ba…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumNYPL Supporters
Friday, November 28, 2014
10 a.m.Friends Double Discount Week at The Readers & Writers Shop
Start the holiday shopping season at The Library! Visit the Readers & Writers Shop, in the Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street to find books, gifts, and more for books lovers and writers of all ages. From Friday, November 28 - Saturday, December 6, Library Friends save 20% on all purchases at in person at The Readers & Writers Shop or online. Find unique gifts for family, friends and colleagues, all while supporting your Library. Join, renew or upgrade your membership…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Library ShopNYPL Supporters
Friday, December 5, 2014
6:30 p.m.Tilden Holiday Toast
Join NYPL President Tony Marx at this festive holiday gathering and raise a glass to our honored guests: writers, journalists, and scholars from past forums, as well as our treasured Library curators. A selection of seasonal hors d'oeuvre and a tasting of wine and spirits will accompany this special evening, as we celebrate the contributions of our favorite intellectuals—as gracious as they are brilliant. Friday, December 5, 2014 Reception 6:30 p.m. Program 7 p.m. RSVP Required: conservato…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, McGraw RotundaNYPL Supporters
Sunday, December 7, 2014
1 p.m.Holiday Open House 2014
Don't miss NYPL's annual holiday celebration-our thank you to you, the Library's generous supporters! Enjoy holiday music and other entertainment in the festive Schwarzman Building. This occassion offers Friends and donors the opportunity to explore the Schwarzman Building with friends, family, and other donors. And make sure to use your discount at the Readers & Writers Shop! Join today and start a family tradition! For more information please call the Friends Office at 212.930.0653…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters