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14 events found.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
6:30 p.m.Lenox and Astor Reading Group with Larissa MacFarquhar
For our fall Lenox & Astor Reading Group, we are thrilled to welcome Larissa MacFarquhar of The New Yorker to discuss Ford Madox Ford’s masterpiece, "The Good Soldier." Before joining The New Yorker in 1998, Ms. MacFarquhar was a senior editor at Lingua Franca and served as an advisory editor at the Paris Review. A complimentary copy of "The Good Soldier" will be provided in advance. Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:30 p.m. RSVP Required: Hosted by the Conservators pr…
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
8 p.m.A Pre-release Screening of "The Better Angels"
"The Better Angels" explores the family, hardships, and tragedy of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood in 1817. Directed by A.J. Edwards and produced by Terrence Malick, this visually stunning film lyrically expresses the wilderness of the Lincoln's world. With an elegant touch and extreme attention to historical accuracy, "The Better Angels" shows the austerity of the era and reveals what shaped one of history’s most distinct leaders. Thursday, October 23, 8:00 p.m. RSVP Required: younglions@nypl.o…
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Sunday, October 26, 2014
10 a.m.Books & Boo!
An annual Halloween favorite, this ghoulishly fun event offers Family Members of The New York Public Library exclusive access to a morning of spooky festivities, enchanted performances and readings, delicious treats, and a little hocus pocus. Sunday, October 26, 2014 Doors open at 9:45 a.m. Fun begins at 10 a.m. Hosted by the Conservators program. This event is open to all Conservator Family Members and above, and is also open to Young Lions Family Members and above. For more information…
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Thursday, October 30, 2014
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 "The Daily Show" writer and comedian J.R. Havlan, Shteyngart will discuss "Little Failur…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumNYPL 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
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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…
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Friday, November 7, 2014
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…
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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
Saturday, November 15, 2014
10 a.m.Young Lions Volunteer Day
Shelving, reading, and edging, oh my! Join your fellow Young Lions and help out at the Mid-Manhattan Library in Midtown. Established in 1970, the Mid-Manhattan Library is the most heavily used branch in the NYPL—more than five million users annually—and houses the largest circulating collection in the Library system. Our volunteer activity will be followed by a tour of this beloved branch and a hearty lunch, provided by Untamed Sandwiches. Saturday, November 15, 10:00 a.m. RSVP Required: you…
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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, Wachenheim Trustees RoomNYPL 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
Saturday, December 6, 2014
10 a.m.Saturday at Sotheby’s: Behind-the-Scenes Tour for Young Lions
For over two centuries, Sotheby’s has offered some of the most exciting and coveted objects to people all over the world. On this special Saturday morning, you are invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of the unique watch and jewelry collections that Sotheby's has brought to the market before they go on sale the following week. Saturday, December 6, 10:00 a.m. RSVP Required: Private Location This event is open to Young Lion Conservators and above. To upgrade your member…
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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…
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