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NYPL Events: What's Happening 3/20-4/3


Welcome to our biweekly update on events happening during the next two weeks at The New York Public Library. With 92 locations across New York City, a lot is happening at the Library. We're highlighting some of our events here—including author talks, free classes, community art shows, performances, concerts, and exhibitions—and you can always find more at If you want our round-up in your inbox, sign up here. We look forward to seeing you at the Library.  

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

LIVE from the NYPL

3/28: Anne Enright with Meghan O'RourkeMan Booker Prize-winning writer Anne Enright, one of Ireland's foremost writers and the author of The GatheringThe Forgotten WaltzThe Green Road , and more acclaimed novels, will be joined by journalist and poet Meghan O'Rourke on the LIVE stage. 7 PM.

Free Events

3/21: Changing the Literary Landscape: Writing and Publishing the Disabled Voice: Five leading disability-focused writers and publishers reflect on, argue about, and discuss the growing canon of literature around disability, and how and where it's being published. 6 PM.

3/28: Martin Duberman's Jews Queers Germans: A Novel: Martin Duberman and Alisa Solomon discuss Duberman's new historical novel, about the life of the gay European upper class during the reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II. 7 PM.

3/31: The Library After Hours: Women Marching Through History Edition
The city's most cerebral happy hour is back on Friday, March 31, in celebration of women's history month. Pre-registered Priority Access guests may enter from 6:30-7, and from 7-9 PM, all are welcome to attend on a first come, first served basis, until capacity is reached. Post your photos on social media with hashtag #NYPLAfterHours. 21+, ID required.

The Schomburg Center

3/25: Piecing Me Together: Renee WatsonYA fiction author Renee Watson discusses her new book, Piecing Me Together, about a young high schooler's struggle with race, poverty, and identity as she strives for opportunity. 1 PM.

3/29: Visually Speaking: Lina Viktor and Amy Sall: Guest curator and moderator Ja'nell Nequeva Ajani introduces multimedia artist Lina Viktor in conversation with Amy Sall, writer and lecturer in the Culture and Media Studies department at The New School University. 6:30 PM.

3/30: Lapidus Center Presents: Slavery and Globalization in Arabia: Scholar Matthew S. Hopper explores the history of the African diaspora in Arabia in the 19th and 20th centuries. 6:30 PM.

4/1: Everyday Archives: Caribbean EditionDo you have archival materials related to and/or from the Caribbean in your personal collection? Bring them into the Schomburg for this workshop of storytelling, document scanning, and archival collection organizing. 2 PM.

Library for the Performing Arts

3/30: David Gordon: Live ArchiveographyWitness a preview of David Gordon's new autobiographical performance work, an evening of storytelling, movement, conversation, and imagery which expresses his experiences chronicling his five-decade career for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division. 6 PM.

4/1: Quynh Nguyen in Recital: Pianist Quynh Nguyen, who has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe, brings a program of intimate and expressive works by Chopin, Beethoven, and Messiaen to LPA. 2:30 PM.

4/3: Letters Home: As we honor the Library's recent acquisition of the Rose Leiman Goldemberg archive, attend a reading of Goldemberg's play Letters Home, an adaptation of Sylvia Plath's correspondence with her mother, Aurelia. 7 PM.

Mid-Manhattan Library

3/24: Mid-Sentence: Alexandra Kleeman, Patty Yumi Cottrell, Ariana ReinesAs part of our Mid-Sentence series of authors in conversation on the state of literature, three writers discuss working within or against the tropes of femininity in thir own work. 6 PM.

3/30: City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New YorkTyler Anbinder, former chair of the History Department at George Washington University, discusses how New York has been shaped by immigrants over the course of the past four centuries. 6:30 PM.

Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)

3/22: Get Into An Interviewing State of MindJoin Steven Davis, a professional recuiter and career coach, to discuss the most effective roadmap to maximize your interviewing preparation process. 6 PM.

3/23: Online Customer Acquisition SeriesTo start or grow a business, you need to reach customers. Maisha Walker, digital marketing expert, will teach this six-part series designed to give you a leg up on the competition: you'll learn how to set a strong online presence, find prospects and turn them into clients and fans. 6 PM.

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