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Membership Events

All events are free unless otherwise noted.


10 events found.

Thursday, January 29, 2015
6 p.m.Winter 2015 Schomburg Society Exhibition Preview
Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director invites you to The Schomburg Society Exhibition Preview Curators' Choice: Black Life Matters Exhibition Hall and Latimer/Edison Gallery Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard For Donors of $50 or more Your invitation admits two only. RSVP:
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureNYPL Supporters
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
6:30 p.m.The Dangers of Diplomacy
From Bosnia to North Korea, to serving as the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Christopher R. Hill is well versed in both the imperfection and triumph of diplomacy and seeking peace across borders. In a conversation with New Yorker writer George Packer, Ambassador Hill will discuss his first book and bracing memoir, "Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy." Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Reception 6:30 p.m. Program 7 p.m. RSVP Required: Hosted by the Conservato…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomNYPL Supporters
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
7 p.m.MAJOR DRAMA: Love and Excess in the Romantic Era
As Lord Byron said, "The heart will break, but the broken live on." We're enamored of the poets and writers of the Romantic era, whose far-flung passions and heartbreak prominently figured into lush, expressive works. Spend an evening with the NYPL's Pforzheimer Collection, as our guest readers take us into the lives and scandals of Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Claire Clairmont, and more. Wednesday, February 11, 7:00 p.m. Click here to RSVP Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Barto…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumNYPL Supporters
Thursday, February 26, 2015
6:30 p.m.Lenox and Astor Reading Group with Colm Tóibín
Our spring Lenox & Astor Reading group welcomes Colm Tóibín, internationally acclaimed writer and journalist, to discuss Thomas Mann’s last great novel, "Doctor Faustus." Currently teaching at Columbia University as the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities, Mr. Tóibín recently published his eighth novel, "Nora Webster," and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2013 for "The Testament of Mary," which was adapted into a Tony-nominated Broadway play. A complimentary…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Friday, March 6, 2015
10 a.m.Tilden Field Trip to the Library Services Center
Join your fellow Tilden Conservators on a private tour of the Library Services Center, the heart of The New York Public Library’s vast circulation and book preservation divisions, and home of the fastest book sorter in the nation. Salvatore Magaddino, deputy director of the Book Ops facility, will lead this exciting morning as we see firsthand how the Library fulfills increasingly soaring demand for its books, films, digitized materials, and more. Friday, March 6, 2015 10 a.m. RSVP Required…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
8 a.m.Tilden Breakfast with Norman Pearlstine
Our spring Tilden Breakfast will feature Norman Pearlstine, Chief Content Officer of Time Inc. Pearlstine worked for the Wall Street Journal for almost thirty years, after which he was appointed the editor-in-chief at Time Inc., where he was responsible for the content of 154 publications, including Entertainment Weekly, Fortune, InStyle, Money, People, Real Simple, Sports Illustrated, and Time. After serving as Chief Content Officer at Bloomberg L.P. from 2008 to 2013, Pearlstine returned to Ti…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
6:30 p.m.Tilden Visit to the New-York Historical Society
Tilden Conservators are invited to a private tour of "Audubon’s Aviary: The Complete Flock," showcasing the masterpieces of John James Audubon and now on view at The New-York Historical Society. Considered America’s first great watercolorist, the legendary naturalist-artist rendered his birds in unparalleled life-size scale. This is the third installment of a tripartite exhibition, exploring Audubon’s dazzling watercolors in the order in which they were engraved. Tuesday, March 17, 2015 6:30…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Monday, March 30, 2015
6:30 p.m.Young Lion Conservators Throwback Salon with Sam Tanenhaus
We are pleased to introduce the throwback salon, an opportunity for you to discuss a classic work of literature chosen exclusively for Young Lion Conservators. Our first throwback will welcome acclaimed writer Sam Tanenhaus, who has selected Saul Bellow’s "Seize the Day." The novel tells the story of Tommy Wilhelm, an honest, hard-working man who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and part of his sanity, as he heads to New York to pick up the pieces of his life. Monday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. Cl…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Thursday, April 16, 2015
6:30 p.m.Edit This: An Evening with Comma Queen Mary Norris
Mary Norris, copy editor of the New Yorker for more than three decades, will bring her finely sharpened pencils and good cheer to the Library, with irreverent, laugh-out-loud descriptions of some of the most common and vexing problems in writing and language. Drawing on examples from classic literature as well as from her work with celebrated writers, Ms. Norris will discuss her first and much-anticipated book, "Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen," with fellow New Yorker writer I…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomNYPL Supporters
Monday, May 18, 2015
6:30 p.m.Founding Gardeners
George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison regarded themselves foremost as farmers and plantsmen, and for them gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions--as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in the nation they were creating. In a beautifully illustrated talk, award-winning historian Andrea Wulf will explore the lives of the founding fathers and how plants and politics would intertwine like never before. Monday, May 18, 2015 Receptio…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomNYPL Supporters