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NYPL Events: What's Happening 3/5-3/19



Welcome to our bi-weekly 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

3/6: Tom McGuane with Richard Powers: The Long and Short of It: National Book Award-nominated author Tom McGuane looks back on his life stories with author Richard Powers as they talk about McGuane's latest book, Cloudburst.  7 PM, The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. 

3/13: John Carlos with Dave Zirin: Politcal Games: Dr. John Carlos—best known for his Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics—will speak with sports writer Dave Zirin about the principles behind the protests of athletes and their power to impact culture and influence politics. 7 PM, The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. 

Selected Events

3/7: In the Enemy's House: Howard Blum with Tim Weiner: Historian Howard Blum chronicles a recently declassified counterintelligence and the FBI agents behind "the greatest secret of the Cold War." 6:30 PM, Mid-Manhattan Library at 42 Street. 

3/9: Art to Share: From India to NYC: Choreographer Swarali Karulkar presents an interactive demonstration of classical Indian dance with a modern twist of Jazz and other contemporary American dance traditions following a discussion about the opportunities and challenges she faced as an immigrant artist. 7 PM, Library for the Performing Arts. 

3/12: Women's Jazz Festival: Fostina Dixon and Winds of Change: The 2018 jazz festival celebrates the influence of women on the evolution of jazz. Saxophonist, composer, and vocalist Fostina Dixon and Winds of Change will perform in celebration of Women's History Month. 7 PM, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

3/12: Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical: Author Kevin Winkler's new book, Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical, follows the life of choreographer and director, Bob Fosse. Winkler will discuss how Fosse mirrored the social and political climate of his era and the evolution of becoming an artist. 6 PM, Library for the Performing Arts. 

3/14: The Cloister: James Carroll with Mary Gordon: National Book Award-winning author James Carroll will discuss his latest novel, The Cloister,  a  timeless love story of Peter Abelard and Heloise. 6:30 PM, The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.    

3/14: Caesar's Last Breath: Sam Kean: New York Times-bestselling author Sam Kean shares the secret science of the air around us and how it continues to influence every aspect of life on the planet. 6:30 PM, Mid-Manhattan Library at 42 Street. 

3/17: Schubert, Schumann, and Other Treats: A Guitar Recital: Classical guitarist Etienne Guerin presents song by Manuel Ponce, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, and many more. 2:30 PM, Library for the Performing Arts. 

3/19: The Path Forward: Incarcerated America: New York Public Library President Tony Marx brings criminal justice reform advocates from the Left and Right to discuss the tragedies of American incarceration and what action is needed to correct them. 6:30 PM, The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. 

3/20: 16mm Film Night: 60s Avant Garde: Film critic Amy Taubin curates an evening of greatest hits by film directors in the 1960s, inspired by the Library's exhibition You Say You Want a Revolution. 6:30 PM, The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. 

3/23: The Library After Hours: Starry Messengers: The spring equinox is upon us and things are getting celestial at March's Library After Hours. Check out rare astronomical collections, watch classic science docs, and get busy with astral crafts. 7 PM, The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. 

Business, Career and Finance

3/6: Cyber Safety: Do's and Don'ts of Consumer Cybersecurity: Identity theft is one of the most common crimes to strike consumers. Learn how to protect yourself. 6 PM, Science, Industry and Business Library. 

3/7: The Ultimate Confidence Building Workshop: Communicate with Conviction: Take your career to the next level with this interactive workshop. Learn insider techniques to embrace your strengths, share your career passions with enthusiasm, and pitch yourself with confidence. 6 PM, Science, Industry and Buisness Library. 

3/8: Picture Yourself Online: Get your professional headshot taken for free and optimize it for online use by a professional photographer. 4 PM, Science, Industry and Business Library. 

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