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NYPL Events: What's Happening 6/12-6/26


 Celebrating Pride
Priority registration is open for The Library After Hours: Celebrating Pride.

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.  

Surpassing Certainty
Surpassing Certainty: Janet Mock in Conversation with Lisa Lucas.

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

6/20: LIVE from the NYPL: Lee Friedlander and Giancarlo T. Roma: Passion ProjectsSpeaking in public for the first time in over three decades, the pioneering photographer Lee Friedlander will take to the LIVE stage in conversation with his grandson Giancarlo T. Roma. 7 PM.

6/23: The Library After Hours: Celebrating Pride: Priority access is now open for this Pride Month edition of the Library's festive happy hour. The evening will include dancing, drinking, film screenings, trivia, and a one-night-only curated display of holdings from the Library's LGBT collections. If you reserve your priority access ticket now, you can get guaranteed entry from 7-7:30 PM; after 7:30 PM, all are welcome on a first come, first serve basis. Must be 21+ years of age to attend.

6/27: Surpassing Certainty: Janet Mock in Conversation with Lisa LucasJanet Mock, the writer, TV host, and advocate for the trans rights movement, discusses her new memoir, Surpassing Certainty, with Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation. 7 PM.

6/28: The Women Behind "Salome of the Tenements": Salome of the Tenements is a now-lost classic of 1920s silent film, a tale of romance and struggle among Jewish immigrants on the Lower East Side. Behind the plot of the movie lay a tale perhaps even more remarkable, that of the four women who helped bring it to life. Author Alan Robert Ginsberg discusses this fascinating story with broadcast journalist Budd Mishkin. 6:30 PM.

Black Music Month in Argentina and Uruguay with Tango Negro
Black Music Month in Argentina and Uruguay with Tango Negro.

The Schomburg Center

6/14: Black Music Month in Argentina and Uruguary with Tango Negro:The Lapidus Center presents a screening of the documentary Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Alex Barucki, author of From Shipmates to Soldiers, and scholar Keyanah Freeland. 6:30 PM.

6/15: Unshackled Ink: Prints from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop CollectionThe 2016-2017 Schomburg Center Teen Curators present this exhibition, inspired by the work of artist Robert Blackburn, which explores printmaking as a way to liberate, uplift, and empower. 6 PM.

Lutoslawski String Quartet
Lutoslawski String Quartet.

Library for the Performing Arts

6/22: Lutoslawski String QuartetNamed after the great 20th-century Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski, the Lutoslawski Quartet is one of the world's most ascendant international music ensembles. Traveling from Poland, they present a concert with conversation, introducing new works and revealing the creative process behind their celebrated interpretations and virtuosic performances. 6 PM.

6/14: Embodied: Dances for the SoulChamber16 presents works from the classical repertoire and original improvisations, accompanied by live dance. Featuring Sharon Gunderson, violin; Mary Bopp, piano; Leah Coloff, cello; and Hannah Barnard, choreography and dance. 6 PM.

6/19: Film Screening: Kinky BootsPresented in conjunction with the exhibition Curtain Up, enjoy this screening of Kinky Boots, the 2005 British comedy that inspired the Tony and Olivier-winning musical of the same name. 6 PM.

Beautiful Boy
Beautiful Boy: Artist Lissa Rivera and Muse BJ Lillis in Dialogue.

Mid-Manhattan Library

6/22: Beautiful Boy: Artist Lissa Rivera and Muse BJ Lillis in DialogueLissa Rivera, photographer and curator, and BJ Lillis, historian and museum professional, will discuss their project Beautiful Boy, which consists of Rivera’s photographs of Lillis, her romantic partner and muse. 6:30 PM.

6/19: Marvellous Thieves: Secret Authors of the Arabian NightsAuthor Paulo Lemos Horta discusses his new book, Marvellous Thieves, which tells the story of the cultural exchanges and thefts between Europe and the Middle East that led to European tellings of the Arabian Nights. He will be joined by author Lawrence Weschler. 6:30 PM.

6/23: Mid-Sentence: Writers Eugene Lim and Anelise Chen in ConversationEugene Lim and Anelise Chen discuss their new novels, Dear Cyborgs and So Many Olympic Exertions, as well as the state of literature today. 6 PM.

Science, Industry and Business Library

6/20: Culture of Opportunity: How to Grow Your Business in an Age of DisruptionMark Moncheck, founder of The Opportunity Lab and a business expert with over 35 years of experience, talks about how to help your business succeed and grow sustainably. 6 PM.

6/14: Using LinkedIn for Your Job SearchMaximize your LinkedIn account in your job search, through customizing your LinkedIn profile, expanding your network, getting introductions, joining useful LinkedIn groups, and more. 6 PM.

6/21: Investing in StocksWhere do you begin if you want to invest in Stocks? Sevasti Balafas, CFA, MBA discusses what you need to know to choose the right companies for your investment portfolio. 3 PM.

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