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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 nypl.org/events. If you want our round-up in your inbox, sign up here. We look forward to seeing you at the Library.  

Selected Events

Library After Hours: Menu Madness
Join us at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building for the city's most cerebral happy hour. It's fall, and with some of the year's biggest meals on the horizon, the Library is here to help you figure out what's on the menu. Enjoy a display of rare and iconic restaurant menus, play our digital menu game, and design your own dream menu, plus movies, music, and tours of the iconic Rose Main Reading Room! Food and drinks available for purchase. Must be 21+ years of age to attend.
Nov 3 | 7 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
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The World of Tomorrow: Brendan Mathews with Mary Beth Keane
The first-time novelist talks about his exhilarating debut, set during the 1939–40 World's Fair.
Oct 17 | 6:30 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
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Fall Open House: Revival of SOUL
Join us for an institution-wide escapade through the many facets of soul embodied in black experiences archived at the Schomburg over the last 91 years.
Oct 19 | 6 PM
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
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Making Sense of Trump's America
Sam Tanenhaus moderates a conversation with longtime contributors toThe New Yorker, Kelefa Sanneh and Amy Davison Sorkin.
Oct 23 | 7 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
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Red Famine: Anne Applebaum with John Podhoretz
Pulitzer Prize winner Anne Applebaum will speak withCommentary magazine editor John Podhoretz to detail the recently unearthed true story behind the millions of Ukrainian deaths.
Oct 25 | 6:30 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
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The Path Forward: Arlie Hochschild with Anthony Marx
A conversation on civics and politics with renowned sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild, author ofStrangers in Their Own Land, and the President of The New York Public Library, Anthony Marx.
Nov 2 | 6:30 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
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Mariposas Nocturnas with Emmet Gowin and Joel Smith
Photographer Emmet Gowin discusses his new book,Mariposas Nocturnas, a dazzling document of his longtime project photographing nocturnal moths in Central and South America.
Oct 18 | 6:30 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
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Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites who Fought for Women's Right to Vote
Award-winning journalist Johanna Neuman will discuss the suffragists' achievements and how their legacy lives on in social movements today.
Oct 18 | 6:30 PM
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street
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International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) at The Library: Collecting Sabrina Schroeder
For this first concert of a new ICE at the Library season, the imaginative and bold Sabrina Schroeder shares a new work for percussion with custom-built mechanisms and transducers.
Oct 19 | 5 PM
Library for the Performing Arts
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In Concert: Pianist, Phillip Dyson
International concert pianist Phillip Dyson returns with another sensational concert, featuring some of the world’s most loved piano classics.
Oct 21 | 2:30 PM
Library for the Performing Arts
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Trail Maps Then & Now: Looking Back at 100 Years of Mapping Trails
Jeremy Apgar will discuss the history of trail mapping in the NY/NJ region over the past century.
Oct 25 | 6 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
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Queer Horror Stories: Samantha Hunt and Cristina Rivera Garza, with Chavisa Woods
As a genre, horror has always been transgressive. Garza and Hunt's new works reveal the special power in queer horror writing to defy norms of gender and sexuality.
Oct 30 | 6:30 PM
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street
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Conversations from the Cullman Center: Songy of Paradise by Gary Panter
Cullman Center Fellows Gary Panter and Dash Shaw discuss Panter's new graphic novel,Songy of Paradise—a reimagining of Milton'sParadise Regained, with a hillbilly (Songy) in place of Jesus.
Nov 1 | 7 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
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Business, Career, & Finance

Financial Planning Day
Join us for this all day event! Hear from the experts, meet with counselors, browse the Financial Fair, and explore the Library's resources.
Oct 20 | 10 AM
Science, Industry and Business Library
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CEO Series: David S. Rose
David S. Rose will talk about his bookThe Startup Checklist: 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business.
Oct 24 | 6 PM
Science, Industry and Business Library
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Envisioning Your Ideal Entertainment Career...Creating an Action Plan to Get There
Join Jim Arnoff for this highly interactive workshop for the insider's take on envisioning the entertainment industry career that embraces your strengths, skills and passions.
Oct 25 | 6 PM
Science, Industry and Business Library
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Getting Your Ice Cream Scoop on Pre-Diabetes/Diabetes
Author, entertainment writer and poet Valerie Auguste'-Partin will share Excerpts for her bookMom Me: E-mail 2 Heaven about her journey with her mother who battled diabetes and cancer for 10 years.
Oct 21 | 2:30 PM
Morris Park Library
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SoHo in Transition: A Conversation on the Past
This discussion will feature the SoHo Memory Project and will focus on ways to preserve SoHo's rich history and how we can use this history to make informed decisions about its future.
Oct 23 | 6 PM
Mulberry Street Library
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Author Talk: Selina Siak Chin Yoke
Join us as author Selina Siak Chin Yoke discusses her newest book,When the Future Comes Too Soon.
Oct 25 | 5:30 PM
Yorkville Library
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Advance screening: American Masters–Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
Please join us for an advance screening ofAmerican Masters–Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive starring Denis O'Hare
Oct 28 | 2:30 PM
Bronx Library Center
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Genealogy at West Farms
Join the West Farms team as we utilize NYPL research databases to map out our family trees, investigate family connections, and find lost friends and acquaintances.
Oct 30 | 5 PM
West Farms Library
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Supersonic Blackness: The Archive of the Future
Join Theaster Gates and Leslie Hewitt as they present the past, present, and future of the black archive and Gates' pioneering work with the Rebuild Foundation.
Oct 30 | 6:30 PM
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
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Save the Date

Schlesinger: the Imperial Historian with Richard Aldous
Nov 8 | 6:30 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
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Wayfinding with Teresita Fernández, Isolde Brielmaier, Eliot Weinberger, and Denise Markonish
Nov 8 | 6:30 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
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The World Broke in Two: Bill Goldstein with Margo Jefferson
Nov 29 | 6:30 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
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Alexander Calder: the Conquest of Time
Nov 29 | 6:30 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
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Cartoon County: Cullen Murphy
Dec 13 | 6:30 PM
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
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