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Sat, May 3
@ 2 p.m.
Children's Literary Salons
Children's Literary Salon - The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations
Join us for a screening of the stellar documentary The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations, presented by editor and director Hannah Jayanti. Through interviews, animation and archival materials, the documentary traces the friendship between author Norton Juster and Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Jules Feiffer, and the wit and wisdom of the novel over half a century.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers
Sat, December 20
@ 2 p.m.
Children's Literary Salons
Children's Literary Salon: Michael Patrick Hearn Presents "75 Years on the Yellow Brick Road: Things You Likely Never Knew About The Wizard Of Oz"
You might be aware that the film classic The Wizard of Oz is 75 years old this August. But do you know why Dorothy wears the iconic Ruby Slippers instead of the silver pair L. Frank Baum gave her in the book? Or that F. Scott Fitzgerald wanted to write the screenplay as a vehicle for the Marx Brothers? Michael Patrick Hearn, the leading authority on The Wizard of Oz, explores these and other little-known facts about the creation of the most beloved Hollywood movie ever made.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers
Sat, January 3
@ 2 p.m.
Children's Literary Salons
Children's Literary Salon: Where's the Science Fiction for Kids?
Science fiction has always been a source of popular subject matter for children. Yet in the wake of dystopian YA, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Star Wars spinoffs, written works of science fiction continue to have difficulty reaching the marketplace when the intended audience is under the age of 15. Join a panel of librarian Stephanie Whelan (Seward Park), author Jason Fry (THE JUPITER PIRATES), and editor Andrew Harwell (Harper Collins) for a discussion about the genre's past, present, and fu…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumBook Lovers,
Teachers
Sat, February 7
@ 2 p.m.
Children's Literary Salons
The Children's Literary Salon: Collaborating Couples
Living together is one thing. Working together? Another entirely. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, join married couples Andrea & Brian Pinkney (MARTIN & MAHALIA) and Sean Qualls & Selina Alko (THE CASE FOR LOVING), and Betsy & Ted Lewin (HOW TO BABYSIT A LEOPARD) as they discuss the pitfalls and pleasures of creating collaboratively.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers
Sun, April 26
@ 2 p.m.
Children's Literary Salons
Children's Literary Salon: Children's Book Week - Its Past, Present, and Future
Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Join Children’s Book Council (CBC) Communications Director Nicole Deming as she discusses both the history and the latest initiatives of this one-of-a-kind event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumBook Lovers,
Teachers
Sat, August 1
@ 2 p.m.
Children's Literary Salons
Children's Literary Salon: The Gaithers Meet the Penderwicks: Jeanne Birdsall and Rita Williams-Garcia in Conversation
Join Jeanne Birdsall, author of the Penderwicks series, and Rita Williams-Garcia, author of the One Crazy Summer series. This panel discussion will consider their legacy and the highs and lows of writing as both writers wrap-up their iconic tales of sisters and families.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers
Sat, September 19
@ 2 p.m.
Children's Literary Salons
Children's Literary Salon: Between Memory & Museum - A Film Screening
Join Arun Wolf, Tara Books, India for an illustrated talk and film screening of Between Memory & Museum: A Dialogue with Folk and Tribal Artists from India. The book Between Memory and Museum is based on an extended conversation conducted with 38 extraordinary folk and tribal artists across India. Museums are influential sites of knowledge about indigenous art forms, and they have a long history of regarding the communities that practise them as anthropological subjects. But many of the a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumBook Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers
Sat, October 17
@ 2 p.m.
Children's Literary Salons
Children's Literary Salon: The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh
Join Kathryn Aalto (The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest That Inspired the Hundred Acre Woods) for a journey into one of the most iconic settings in children's literature: the Hundred Acre Wood, inspired by Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, England. It is here where A. A. Milne lived and set the tender adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh and his merry band of friends. Learn about Milne's extraordinary childhood and how he and illustrator E. H. Shepard became the Lennon–McCartne…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumBook Lovers,
Teachers
Sat, October 31
@ 2 p.m.
Children's Literary Salons
Children's Literary Salon: The Rise of Latino Literature for Youth
Please join us on Saturday, October 31st at 2pm for an amazing panel of authors discussing the past, present, and future state of literature written by and starring Latino-Americans. This panel features an impressive group of authors: Sonia Manzano (Becoming Maria, The Evolution of Evelyn Serrano) Torrey Maldonado (Secret Saturdays) ​Daniel José Older (Shadowshaper, Half-reserrection Blues) Adam Silvera (More Happy Than Not) Crystal Velasquez (Hunters of Chaos) NOTE: This program will ta…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers
Sat, November 7
@ 2 p.m.
Children's Literary Salons
Children's Literary Salon - The Specialized Book Award: Its Role, Its Function, Its Necessity
What is the role of children's book awards that seek to target and highlight diverse, up-and-coming authors and illustrators? Please join librarians Rita Auerbach, Allie Jane Bruce, Roxanne Feldmann, and Caroline Ward, along with noted author and illustrator Pat Cummings on Saturday, November 7th at 2:00pm. The panel will discuss everything from The Ezra Jack Keats Award and the Coretta Scott King Award to the Pura Belpre and John Steptoe Awards. This event is sponsored by the Ezra Jack Ke…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers
Sat, December 12
@ 2 p.m.
Children's Literary Salons
Children's Literary Salon: Alice Adventures in Wonderland - 150 Years Later
Please join scholar and educator Monica Edinger, celebrated illustrator Charles Santore, and master pop-up artist Robert Sabuda (of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Pop-Up Book) on Saturday December 12th at 2 pm as they discuss the wit, wonder, and legacy of Lewis Carroll's most iconic creation as she enters her 150th year. Moderated by Dana Sheridan, Education and Outreach Coordinator of the Cotsen Children's Library - Princton University. NOTE: This program will take place in the Celeste…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers
Sat, February 6
@ 1:30 p.m.
Children's Literary Salons
NYPL's Children's Literary Salon: Reading is Visual with author Michael Arndt
Please join us on Saturday February 6th at 1:30 pm for a guided presentation by the amazing Michael Arndt, a graphic designer and author of the book Cat Says Meow and Other Animalopoeia. Come discover the visual aspects (and more!) of how we communicate. For librarians, designers, and anyone who reads, writes, or draws. LOCATION: This program will take place in the Celeste Auditorium (formerly known as the South Court Auditorium) of the Stephen A. Schwartzman Building at 5th Avenue and West…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers
Sat, March 5
@ 2 p.m.
Children's Literary Salons
Children's Literary Salon: Meet the Founding Editors of the CBC Diversity Committee
Please join us on Saturday, March 5 at 2:00 pm to meet and discuss with the founding editors of the CBC Diversity Committee. In 2009, a group of children's book editors founded the group Diversity in Books. This in turn became part of the CBC Diversity Committee, a group dedicated to furthering the cause of diverse literature in children's publishing. Join founding editors Stacey Barney (Penguin Random House), Connie Hsu (Macmillan), Alvina Ling (Little, Brown and Co.), Nancy Mercado (Scholast…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers

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