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NYPL Events: What's Happening 9/18-10/2



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.  


LIVE from the NYPL

9/21: Olafur Eliasson with Minik Rosing: Arctic Imagination: The Arctic Imagination project is a brainstorm across the Atlantic Ocean about melting arctic ice and increasing temperatures, in which artists exchange ideas and visions of the future of the globe. For the first event of the series, we bring artist Olafur Eliasson and professor of Geology Minik Rosing, for both of whom the Arctic plays an urgent role in their work. 7 PM, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

9/25: Muhammad Yunus with Jeffrey Sachs: The New Economics of Selflessness: Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel Prize–winning economist and the father of microcredit, comes to the LIVE stage to lay out his new economic worldview: one in which altruism can thrive as powerfully as self-interest. He will be joined by economist and international development expert Jeffrey Sachs. 7 PM, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

9/28: Conversations from the Cullman Center: The Mountain by Paul Yoon
The Cullman Fellow on his book of short stories, with editor Kate Raissian. 7 PM, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

9/28: Stephen Greenblatt with Tony Kushner: The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve: The author of The Swerve on his new book, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve, with beloved playwright Tony Kushner. 7 PM, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.


More Selected Events

9/19: Art and Journalism, Past and Present: Sam Stephenson and Eugene Richards discuss the tensions and overlaps of art and journalism with Arezoo Moseni. 6:30 PM, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

9/29: Art to Share from India and Iran: Writers Mimi Mondal and Poupeh Missaghi on censorship, banned books, and immigration stories. 7 PM, Library from the Performing Arts.

10/4: Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America: Jezebel founder Anna Holmes moderates this panel of contributors to and editors of the new essay collection Nasty Women. 6:30 PM, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.


Business, Career, and Finance

9/23: How to Find the Right College, and Pay for It: Identify the right program and the most cost-effective fit for your family's situation. 12 PM, Science, Industry and Business Library.

9/27: The Ultimate Confidence Building Workshop: Communicate with Conviction: Embrace your strengths and transform confidence into career success. 6 PM, Science, Industry and Business Library.

9/29: Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days: Chris Guillebeau on his new book about entrepreneurship. Online registration is full; a waitlist is available. 12 PM, Science, Industry and Business Library.

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